Supplied photo“It’s a youth development program, and that’s it,” said Sgt. Perry. “Do they have to stay in the military? There’s a recommendation, but no requirement. It’s not summer camp, you join the military and you get paid, you don’t have to pay.”Sgt. Perry said that the six-week program helps bring participants out of their comfort zones to help them achieve a sense of accomplishment. He said that the program has a drop-out rate of only roughly three to five percent. Of the 114 participants that started last year, 104 graduated. Sgt. Perry explained that only three of those failed the program, with the rest having to drop out because of personal issues at home or due to injury.Sgt. Perry credited the low drop-out rate to the presence of FSIN elders James Whitehawk and Shirley Constance in the program, who provide mentorship and guidance to the participants.“They do a lot of work to keep kids that are scared about that comfort zone and want to go home, they keep them there.”NPSS Careers Coordinator Jodi Hickey said that despite the difference in outward career path compared to last year’s trades training day, she doesn’t see much of a difference in this year’s program. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry was at North Peace Secondary on Thursday giving area First Nations students a presentation on the Canadian Forces’ Bold Eagle program.The program, which runs for 6 weeks during the summer, is open to First Nations youth living in western Canada and combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. CDN Controls’ Community Relations Coordinator Alex Fanni said that last year, his company hosted a group of First Nations students from the North Peace at the Fort St. John office to learn about what it takes to embark on a career in the electrical and instrumentation trades. This year, Fanni got his company together with other industry partners including the Halfway First Nations leadership, NPSS, Canbriam Energy, Painted Pony, Progress Energy, ConocoPhillips, and Enbridge to help bring the program’s presenters to the school.Bold Eagle recruiter and instructor Sgt. Cathan Perry spoke in front of 30 First Nation students from around the North Peace for close to an hour and a half inside the NPSS library last Thursday about the program itself. Sgt. Perry explained to students about the program’s focus on building teamwork, self-discipline, physical fitness, and teamwork for participants. “I see it as providing the kids with opportunities and choices, and that’s what I want to bring to the kids. To show them what’s out there and what’s available. There’s so many options for kids nowadays.”Hickey said that the school has been greatly increasing its outreach that career organizations have been performing in the School District in recent years, adding that she feels that the District has even surpassed that of districts in major population centres in the province. That centimeent was backed up during the Community Development Institute’s presentation to the Fort St. John Committee of the Whole on Monday, which shows that Fort St. John’s rate of high school dropouts has fallen to nearly the provincial average after being much higher just 10 years prior.Sgt. Perry said its highly likely that the Bold Eagle program will be back to make another presentation next year. The program runs from July 9th to August 16th.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on antitrust concerns in the technology industry (all times local):3 p.m.The House Judiciary Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into competition in the digital industry.The committee’s statement Monday, coming as news emerged of possible antitrust investigations of the Silicon Valley giants, didn’t name any companies. But it was clearly aimed at Big Tech. It referred to a small number of dominant and unregulated platforms with extraordinary power over online commerce, communication and information.The probe will examine if tech companies are using anticompetitive practices, among other concerns. The investigation comes just days after reports that the department of Justice is preparing to investigate Google over antitrust concerns.The panel promises a sweeping review of market power held by technology giants, which would be the first time Congress has done such a thing.___10:30 a.m.The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook as part of an arrangement that would give the Justice Department oversight of Google.The FTC and the Justice Department both oversee antitrust issues in the U.S. and must establish who will take the lead in different investigations. Citing unnamed sources The Journal said Monday that the FTC secured the rights to begin a potential investigation into whether Facebook engaged in what it called “unlawful monopolistic behaviour.”The report Monday said the Justice Department, in turn, will lead the Google probe.The FTC is already investigating Facebook for possible privacy violations . The FTC declined to comment Monday and Facebook did not immediately respond to a message for comment.The Associated Press
“It is of utmost importance that the violence is stopped immediately and that humanitarian assistance is facilitated, not prevented,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said.Attending a round table on Zimbabwe at UN Headquarters on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Pascoe added that the country is currently so polarized that whatever the result of the election, a “winner-takes-all” strategy will not bring peace and stability to the country. “We must be prepared to send a strong message to ensure that the will of the Zimbabwean people is respected and to call for renewed efforts to restore security and the rule of law in the country,” he stressed. President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are set to face each other in the run-off scheduled for 27 June. The Southern African nation has been beset by deadly violence since the first round of the presidential election on 29 March. Many MDC activists have reportedly been killed or injured in recent weeks and human rights defenders and staff with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) harassed.Commenting on the humanitarian situation, Mr. Pascoe said that the current political crisis is compounding an already deep social, economic and humanitarian crisis, in a country where as many as 4 million people are vulnerable and in need of help. While the Government has now lifted the suspension of field operations for NGOs running supplementary feeding schemes and those involved in AIDS-related issues, the humanitarian space remains very restricted, he said. Mr. Ban has dispatched another senior UN official, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios, to Zimbabwe to discuss these issues with the parties. Mr. Menkerios has met with Mr. Mugabe and Mr. Tsvangirai, as well as the Foreign Minister, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, church leaders and civil society groups, including human rights organizations. 19 June 2008The top United Nations political official today called the escalating violence in Zimbabwe “unacceptable,” adding that, should current conditions prevail, it would be difficult for the international community to recognize the outcome of next week’s run-off presidential poll.
FILE – This March 25, 2014, file photo, shows a CVS store in Philadelphia. Target announced Monday, June 15, 2015, that it is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 15, 2015 5:19 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health in the latest twist behind a push from big retailers to become all things to all customers.The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will pay about $1.9 billion to run Target’s in-store health operations and expand what they offer for customers who have come to expect that they will be able to fill a prescription when they shop at Target.Drugstores, grocers and big retailers like Target and Wal-Mart all have been pushing into each other’s turf for several years now, blurring traditional retail boundaries, as they try to attract customers who want to make fewer stops when they go shopping.The number of stores the average consumer visits over a month has dropped 15 per cent over the last five years, according to market researcher NPD Group.“In other words, they’re not running from place to place to place like they used to,” said Marshal Cohen, NPD’s chief retail industry analyst. “It doesn’t mean I am shopping less, it just means I am going to less stores.”In response, retailers have been adding clinics and pharmacies. Drugstores, in turn, have started stocking groceries.All these businesses are chasing health care dollars as they watch Baby Boomers grow older and start using the health care system more and as the number of insured people climbs due to the health care overhaul.Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said CVS Health will bring more expertise and scale to its pharmacies and clinics than the retailer could offer on its own. He said research shows that their customers “absolutely expect” to have pharmacy services available at Target locations.“They want to see the convenience of that inside our stores,” Cornell said.Target customers will be able to use CVS Health programs that provide specialty drugs, a fast-growing slice of the pharmaceutical market, or help those with chronic conditions stay on their medications.CVS Health customers who get prescriptions through the company’s Caremark pharmacy benefits management business also will be able to grab refills at Target stores.“I think this is creating an opportunity to define convenience in a way the customer wants to define it,” CVS CEO Larry Merlo said.Target has nearly 1,800 stores and also sells products through its Target.com website. The retailer, which caters to customers who have a little more money than Wal-Mart shoppers, is trying to reinvent itself as a more nimble and innovative company under Cornell.Cornell said that the CVS Health deal strengthens its health care business while allowing the retailer to focus more on other areas like improving its food offerings.The deal announced Monday includes more than 1,660 pharmacies in Target stores that will be branded as CVS/pharmacy. The agreement also calls for new Target stores to include a CVS/pharmacy if they are going to offer pharmacy services.Target Corp.’s nearly 80 clinic locations will be rebranded under the CVS Health MinuteClinic label. CVS Health also will open up to 20 new clinics in Target stores within three years of the deal’s closing.That will help the drugstore chain reach its goal of expanding from running nearly 1,000 of the walk-in clinics to 1,500 by 2017In addition, Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based CVS Health and Minneapolis-based Target plan to develop five to 10 smaller stores over two years. The stores will be branded as TargetExpress and include a CVS/pharmacy.Target expects after-tax proceeds from the deal of about $1.2 billion. It also will receive about $20 million to $25 million in rent payments annually from CVS.CVS Health runs about 7,800 drugstores and gained national attention last year when it announced that it would pull tobacco from its store shelves to help improve its reputation as a health care provider. The drugstore chain also changed its name to CVS Health from CVS Caremark last year.CVS Health executives said the deal will help it expand its retail pharmacy reach at about one-fifth the cost of building new drugstores. It also exposes CVS clinics and pharmacies to a different type of convenience shopper who is seeking to buy more than he or she would at a drugstore.Shares of CVS Health Corp. climbed 52 cents to $102.74 Monday afternoon, while broader indexes slipped. Target rose 94 cents to $80.41.___AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman contributed to this report from New York. Murphy reported from Indianapolis. Target selling pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health for about $1.9 billion
In advance of International Women’s Day this Friday, a Brock University student group is hosting an event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating inspirational female business leaders in Canada.Taking place Wednesday, March 6, the Brock Women in the Business (WIB) student club presents The Rise, an event that will see prominent female business leaders share their experiences with Brock students.“The event is about celebrating women in business,” said WIB President Sorcha Killian. “The reason we named it ‘The Rise’ is to signify women rising through the ranks and coming up and taking leadership positions they’ve earned.”The event aims to create a safe space to educate people about how gender affects the workplace and how that knowledge can be used in a positive way. “It’s about inspiring a generation that’s just coming into the workforce,” Killian said. The two-part event will include workshops from noon to 1 p.m., during which students will interact in small groups with the speakers. A panel discussion will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Goodman School of Business Atrium and interested students can register online through Eventbrite.The event’s speakers include: Mishka Balsom, CEO and President of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Tayler Book, Owner of Beechwood Doughnuts Meghan Chayka, Co-founder of Stathletes Brittney Furtado, Creative Director and Owner of Inspire Event Rentals and Design Tanya MacDonald, Senior Account Manager at RBC Robin Ridesic, CEO and Co-founder of Exchange Brewery Dayna Stephenson, Project Director at Up Cannabis Madeline Woodhead, Partner at Forrest Woodhead Wealth Management with National Wealth ManagementOther Brock events related to International Women’s Day include:Tuesday, March 5Tampon Tuesday: Members of the Brock community are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day by learning about women living in poverty. Tampon Tuesday events will be taking place Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Cat’s Kitchen and Bar in Niagara Falls, Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill in St. Catharines and Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse in Welland.Brock representatives will be bringing the menstrual hygiene products collected from the University’s three-week-long drive to the St. Catharines event. Last-minute donations of pads and tampons can be dropped off directly at one of the Tampon Tuesday event locations on Tuesday, March 5.Wednesday, March 6COSC Female Get Together: In honour of International Women’s Day, Senior Lab Demonstrator and Co-ordinator Poling Bork is hosting a Computer Science Female Get Together.Held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in TH 247, the event will bring together female faculty and staff with female students with a major or minor in Computer Science. The event is meant to help build connections in a field often dominated by men. To RSVP for the event, email firstname.lastname@example.orgFriday, March 8Women in Sustainability: A panel discussion centred on sustainability will be held on campus in celebration of International Women’s Day.Women leaders in sustainability will share their experiences and provide insight into the field for interested members of the Brock community.The discussion will be held in TH 253 from 10 a.m. to noon, with a light lunch to follow.The interactive event is co-hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) through the Brock University Charter Agreement with Facilities Management.A full list of panelists is available online.Due to limited seating, individuals are asked to RSVP for the event on ExperienceBU. For anyone unable to attend, the event will livestreamed online.Vivek Shraya and the Queer Songbook Orchestra performance: As part of International Women’s Day, in conjunction with Brock Pride Week, Polaris Music Prize nominee Vivek Shraya will perform with 12-piece chamber pop ensemble the Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO).The concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.Tickets are $20 each, or $13 for students, and can be purchased through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre website. To prevent cost from being a barrier, free tickets are also available by contacting Brock Human Rights and Equity Advisor Michelle Poirier at email@example.comThe event is sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock’s Human Rights and Equity Office and Women’s Campus Safety Grant. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.If you know of any additional International Women’s Day events happening at Brock, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Private nurseries ‘struggling with funding’Credit:Alamy Nicola Sturgeon’s flagship policy of doubling “free” childcare for three and four-year-olds has been dealt a major blow after a “bombshell” report found fewer than one in three private nurseries are likely to offer the extra hours. The National Day Nurseries Association said the sector was at crisis point due to a lack of funding and the plan to expand paid-for nursery places was now “at risk”.Its annual survey found confidence among private nursery providers at an all time low, with 30 per cent saying they were likely to meet the target, compared to more than 50 per cent last year.The Scottish Government has pledged to increase paid-for nursery places from the current 600 hours to 1,140 hours for three and four-year-olds, and eligible two-year-olds, by August 2020 – the equivalent of about 30 hours a week in term time.But the association said funding shortfalls had widened and many owners feared they would be forced to close.It said more funding was needed now and warned that the requirement to pay staff the “real living wage” would cripple nurseries unless extra cash was made available. Iain Gray, the party’s education spokesman, added: “Scratch beneath the surface of the SNP government’s spin and we are seeing huge problems with the implementation of this flagship childcare policy.“Ministers have just had to promise significant extra funds to councils after underestimating their costs to deliver childcare. But the policy cannot be delivered without the independent nursery sector, and here they are saying it is not going to happen.”A spokesman for the Scottish Government said that since the survey was carried out it had agreed a landmark “near-pounds1 billion funding package with Cosla” which would allow councils to “offer fair and sustainable funding rates to private and third sector nurseries”.A deal struck with the council umbrella body in April means £990 million will be spent on day-to-day funding for the scheme by 2021 – £150 million more than the government’s previous estimate.He said the funding would enable “all childcare workers delivering the funded entitlement to be paid the Scottish living wage”. Iain Gray said there was not enough moneyCredit:Corbis Just under half of private nurseries said they would be unlikely or very unlikely to provide 30 hours’ cover compared with 24 per cent last year, with only seven per cent of respondents able to meet the full 1,140 hours on current funding rates.More than three quarters of those surveyed said current funding for three and four-year-olds does not cover their costs, with the average shortfall put at £1.98 per hour, or £1,188 a year per child.Purnima Tanuku, chief executive of the NDNA, said the association had uncovered the true predicament nurseries in Scotland found themselves in.She added: ”Private nurseries just don’t feel confident that sufficient funding will be passed on to providers by local authorities to make it worthwhile for them to deliver the full 1,140 hours’ provision.”This would drastically reduce childcare choices for parents. These figures make grim reading, with the average nursery having to absorb £1,188 for each child during the course of a year. Many are small businesses which just can’t continue with this level of debt.”As the Scottish Government, via local authorities, is their biggest customer, it needs to guarantee it can pay a fair rate which would enable all providers to continue as sustainable businesses.”We need action now, with an urgent injection of cash to improve current funding rates, otherwise many nurseries will not even be open by 2020.”The findings follow research in February that said the policy was “almost impossible” to access for parents working full time, with only one in ten council-run nurseries open long enough.Scottish Labour said there was “not enough money, not enough staff and not enough nurseries”.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDiamond gas well: Site unsafe for human habitation, GGMC should take over- ReportAugust 28, 2018In “Business”Diamond natural gas explosion: Deadline for capping crater extendedJuly 5, 2018In “Business”Safe zone established, power restored to DiamondJune 16, 2018In “Crime” An underground gas pocket exploded at a Sixth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara residence on Thursday evening when construction workers were drilling a hole for “domestic” purposes.According to reports received, the incident occurred at about 17:30h at Lot 1200 Section A, Block X, Great Diamond.INews was told that the owner of the house was drilling a hole for “domestic use” (reportedly a well) when the workers hit the gas pocket causing the explosion.The family was immediately ordered to vacate the property, but they returned later and were seen talking to officials from the Fire Service and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.According to residents in the are, the gas was spraying as high as 200 feet into the air for about an hour and a half.“After the gas stopped, a water and mud mixture started shooting up, but it stopped for like a 15 minutes and was barely spewing up. Then this thick mud substance start shooting up,” one resident said.When this online publication visited the scene, the murky substance was spraying about 20 to 30 feet into the air.As the spillage continued late into the night and early into Friday morning, a shed attached to the house was torn down and the building began shaking heavily.As news of the incident spread, persons from the area began flocking the scene, with some complaining that the explosion was heard from some distance.The yard has since been cordoned off and is being monitored by the authorities.The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has since confirmed the presence of Methane gas, which is flammable and as such, a request has been made that residents desist from lighting matches, stoves, etc.According to officers at the scene, “the gas hasn’t risen to the extent that it will affect people’s breathing. However, if it comes to that, the residents will have to vacate the area.”The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has been directed to cut power in the area.See more photos below:
The title of this article will come as a surprise only to those who haven’t seen Ubisoft‘s dealings in the area of piracy before. Some of you will remember that back in 2008 the publisher/developer shipped a No-CD crack with a Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 patch. In that case the CD workaround was required for digital-download copies of the game, but rather than doing it properly Ubisoft took a shortcut and used an existing crack off the web.This more recent case is potentially a lot more serious. Anyone pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood digital deluxe edition gets the bonus of the game’s soundtrack as well as many other goodies. Reddit user plginger opted to purchase the deluxe edition and downloaded the free soundtrack. Then he started looking at the files and noticed something odd which can be seen in the image below:As you can see, the MP3s seem to have been encoded by someone called arsa13. plginger then did a Google search for the encoder’s name and the game name which turned up the following results:The only conclusion we, and everyone else looking at these images, can come to is that someone at Ubisoft downloaded this music from a file-sharing network and used them for the soundtrack. Why they would do this is unclear as surely Ubisoft would have the original high-quality sound files available to use.The only alternative scenario we can think of is the conversion was done by someone legitimately for Ubisoft and they then proceeded to pirate the game with the same username. If that’s the case then someone may be about to lose their job.This is another embarrassing incident for Ubisoft, but one they are saying is being investigated to figure out what exactly led to these potentially pirate versions of the soundtrack songs shipping as official content.via Reddit and Eurogamer.net
Apr 5th 2017, 2:31 PM Share Tweet Email1 63 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3325357 By Rónán Duffy Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 2:31 PM Image: Leah Farrell/Rolllingnews.ie Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins. Image: Leah Farrell/Rolllingnews.ie Short URL Angela Kerins wins big chunk of legal costs due to ‘exceptional’ importance of her failed case The High Court decided that two-thirds of costs would be just. Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins. 22,341 Views FORMER REHAB CEO has been awarded two-thirds of the legal costs she incurred in taking her failed High Court damages case against the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee.Kerins had taken the case on foot of utterances made by Oireachtas members during her appearance before PAC in February 2014.In January, the High Court ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to make a ruling over her claim.Despite the failure of her action, the High Court has today ruled that Kerins is entitled to two-thirds of her costs, citing the “exceptional public importance” of the case.“The court is of opinion that the justice of the case will be met if the applicant is awarded two-thirds of her taxed costs against the first to fifteenth respondents together with 100% of the costs of the transcript,” the three judge ruling said today.“Coming to its conclusions, the court accepts that there was a personal interest on the part of the applicant in bringing the proceedings but that is not fatal to an application of this sort,” the ruling added.Kerins had sought damages from the PAC for distress, public humiliation, and the loss of her career regarding her appearance while she was still working at Rehab.The court previously heard that Kerins had made an attempt on her own life following her seven-hour session in front of the committee.Read: Angela Kerins loses her case for damages against the Public Accounts Committee >Read: Court hears Angela Kerins was asked “an illegal set of questions” > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Fronditha Care announced a whopping $1.8 million donation last week during its Anesi opening, everyone craned their necks to see the man with the big pockets. But no one came to the stage. The donation was in fact a dying wish for Mr Michael Krizos. The Greek Australian engineer was compelled to preserve his father’s legacy as the first Greek doctor to practise in Australia and donated the sum in his memory. This donation marks a precedent in the way the Greek community is changing philanthropically and growing as a community. In the very early days of Greek Migration of Australia, Dr Constantine Krizos was a lifeline to small Greek community of Melbourne. Born in 1866 in Andrianople in Northern Greece and studying medicine at Athens University, Dr Krizos moved to Australia and established a practice in North Melbourne in 1909. He was the primary physician for many Greek families and saw many women through their pregnancies. But, it was his involvement in the Greek community that cemented his legacy and influenced his son Michael. Dr Krizos was a big figure in campaigning the Greek Archdiocese to send over a priest, and having his practise on Victoria Street, scouted the location of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, Evangelismos. In 1921, Dr Krizos was elected as president of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria but a week later turned down the role. In the same year, Dr Krizos replaced A.B. Maniakis as Honorary Consul of Greece in Melbourne. He was also a prolific writer and would go by the pseudonym, ‘Ktilos’. His love his motherland translated well to his new home and remained a big part of him. His death in 1939 meant that his legacy would live on through his children. The Michael Constantine Krizos bequest to Fronditha Care is an unprecedented amount donated to a Greek not-for-profit organisation by a single donor. With it marks a new level of engagement and belief in the Greek community in Australia. Fronditha President, Mr Mike Zafiropoulos believes the donation is a big step in the “philanthropic maturity” of the community. “I think the Krizos bequest creates a precedent for other individuals in our Greek Australian community,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “It is true that our culture has made us think the only way we can create a will is to leave everything to our children or grandchildren.” For Michael Krizos, the bequest is a way to ensure the organisation he supported for many years lives on. Mr Zafiropoulos believes philanthropy was not just part of his nature but a signature of his Greek heritage. “The fact late Michael Kyriazopoulos saw fit to put in his will such a large amount of money for Fronditha to me indicates this person had not lost his Hellenism.” From the variety of not-for-profit Greek Australian organisations around Australia, it shows the generosity of the Greek community.
Facebook Twitter Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Sasha Banks Confirms “No One KNew” About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sasha Banks New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions WhatsApp WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Officially added to tonight’s WWE RAW in Sioux Falls is Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley and The Revival in a rematch from last week’s show in San Diego.WWE continues to tease an “ultimatum” for Bayley and Sasha Banks for tonight as well.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Interview with The Revival about the confirmed matchWWE posted an interview with The Revival about the rematch tonight on RAW. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 9.98%0:01Remaining Time -0:38 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
F+W Media adds another property to its portfolio, acquiring Script Magazine from Final Draft, Inc. For an undisclosed amount, F+W will now have complete ownership of Script content.Under F+W, Script Magazine’s print property will fold. Current subscribers will have access to scriptmag.com, and will be sent Writer’s Digest magazine in the place of Script, until their subscriptions expire. Sara Domville, president of F+W Media, says the screenwriting magazine is a strategic fit for F+W’s current portfolio of content, product, webinar and e-commerce services. “We felt that after our acquisition of the Writers Store, which gained us access to the online retailing unit in California, that we’d seen some great synergies between screenwriting and novelists. Our Writer’s Digest audience is prominently novelists,” she tells FOLIO:.Plans to monetize Script’s content are still in early stages. “We’ll look at how to utilize that content and provide a whole range of digital products, and maybe some print products on the back of it, too,” says Domville. “We’re also launching some online courses, which have been very successful with Writer’s Digest. We’ve launched 50 webinars in the Writers Store.” Domville declined to share circulation or revenue range for Script. The virtual Writers Store is an extension of a brick-and-mortars location in Burbank, CA. Domville describes the 30-year-old store, “[Writer’s Store president] Jesse Douma understands that audience. We call the store employees ‘story specialists’; half of them are screenwriters themselves.” In 2012, F+W will host two writer-targeted conferences: a New York event in January, and a West Coast event slated for the fourth quarter.“The combination of the Writers Store and Script, under the Writer’s Digest umbrella, give us an opportunity to work very closely with the audience and create a wide range of products,” says Domville.
Ruhul Kabir RizviBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday alleged that the dengue situation turned epidemic due to the government’s failure to take any effective preventive measure, reports UNB.”The Department of Public Health and the Directorate General of Health Services have no extensive drive and action to prevent it,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said the city corporations are only giving lip services instead of carrying out adequate anti-mosquito drives.”Many people are dying getting affected with dengue, but no effective step in sight to protect them.”The BNP leader said this government has no sense of responsibility for people as it is only busy “pocketing” public money.He also said the government is hardly bothered about public welfare and improving public health and checking diseases since it is not elected by people.Rizvi alleged that though the ruling party leaders are used to talk about the country’s development, people are going through immense sufferings due to serious tailbacks and sorry state of roads.He came down hard on the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmood for his comment that corruption committed in good faith by public servants is not an offence, saying he encouraged the government employees to indulge in corruption.Rizvi also said the ACC chief’s remark is a dangerous message of bad governance.The BNP leader said Iqbal Mahmood has no other alternative to defending the corruption by government officials since the ACC officials themselves are indulging in corruption.He also alleged that the ACC is busy suppressing opposition in the name of preventing corruption while it has turned a blind eye to the real corrupt plundering public money and making second homes in different countries.Rizvi said the banking sector has been ruined due to government officials’ corruption “in good faith”.About the deteriorating flood situation, he said the ministers and the ruling party MPs are giving lip services from the capital instead of standing beside the victims with necessary relief materials.
Tao in attacking the problem proved something else—that little comments mean a lot. Cesare reported a blog comment as one stepping stone that led Tao to solve this longstanding number theory problem. The article referred to a comment on his blog which alerted him to its potential relationship with the Erdős conjecture. “Tao realized that combining the fresh insight with previous results could lead to a solution, said Nature. Tao included an acknowledgment thanking the commenter, Uwe Stroinski, who received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Tübingen. New Scientist noted how that he combined recent results in number theory with some earlier crowdsourced work Tao submitted his paper to the arXiv preprint server earlier this month, presenting a proof of the Erdős discrepancy problem, (a puzzle about the properties of an infinite, random sequence of +1s and -1s, said New Scientist).The paper claims to prove what Paul Erdős posed in the 1930s, and offering $500 dollars for an answer. Erdős, born in Budapest, is considered one of the most prolific mathematicians of the 20th century. Both of Erdős’s parents were high school mathematics teachers. Much of his family, died in Budapest during the Holocaust. Cesare said the mathematical puzzle had resisted an answer for 80 years. Even computerized attempts failed. Then came Tao.In 2006, he was one of four mathematicians to receive the Fields Medal which is a prize in mathematics and something like the Nobel Prize, at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid. Tao was one of the recipients because he developed techniques that can simplify equations describing general relativity, along with those describing the quantum mechanics governing the way light moves around in a fiber optic cable. Citation: Blog comment, collab help man attack old maths problem (2015, September 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-blog-comment-collab-maths-problem.html More information: The Erdos discrepancy problem, arXiv:1509.05363 [math.CO] arxiv.org/abs/1509.05363 © 2015 Phys.org As for the recent news, what exactly is the Erdős discrepancy problem? Jacob Aron provided a brief introduction last year in New Scientist.”Imagine a random, infinite sequence of numbers containing nothing but +1s and -1s. Erdős was fascinated by the extent to which such sequences contain internal patterns. One way to measure that is to cut the infinite sequence off at a certain point, and then create finite sub-sequences within that part of the sequence, such as considering only every third number or every fourth. Adding up the numbers in a sub-sequence gives a figure called the discrepancy, which acts as a measure of the structure of the sub-sequence and in turn the infinite sequence, as compared with a uniform ideal. Erdős thought that for any infinite sequence, it would always be possible to find a finite sub-sequence summing to a number larger than any you choose – but couldn’t prove it.”The article in Nature, too, discussed what Erdos had in mind. Erdős, said Cesar, “speculated that any infinite string of the numbers 1 and -1 could add up to an arbitrarily large (positive or negative) value by counting only the numbers at a fixed interval for a finite number of steps. The task is intuitively easy for some arrangements—tallying digits at any interval in a sequence that is all 1s will add up to a big number. And in an alternating sequence of 1s and -1s, choosing every second digit will do the job. But Erdős conjectured that it was true for any such sequence.”Tao proved him right.Aside from the pleasure of seeing this proven, the take-home for New Scientist also appeared to be that this was a human win over computers in doing so. “Crowds beat computers in answer to Wikipedia-sized maths problem,” said the headline on Friday. Tao was better at this than a computer. New Scientist reminded readers that the maths problem previously tackled with the help of a computer produced “a proof the size of Wikipedia.” (Last year, Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev used a computer to prove that the discrepancy will always be larger than two. The resulting proof was a 13 gigabyte file – around the size of the entire text of Wikipedia.).Lisitsa praised Tao nonetheless. “It is typical example of high-class human mathematics,” he said in New Scientist. Still, he added, while computers may not be required to solve this problem they may be useful in other problems.” Chris Cesare in Nature reported on Friday that Terence Tao successfully attacked the Erdős discrepancy problem by building on an online collaboration. Tao is a professor in the math department at UCLA. He works primarily in mathematical areas of harmonic analysis, PDE, geometric combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, analytic number theory, compressed sensing, and algebraic combinatorics. Explore further Journal information: Nature Computer generated math proof is too large for humans to check 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.
Citation: Scientists determine the structure of Titan’s evaporites (2016, January 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-01-scientists-titan-evaporites.html Explore further Cordier and his colleagues have computed the possible vertical structure of evaporite deposits. Their simulations confirm that butane and acetylene are good candidates for species that could compose the surface of evaporite. They found that a couple of compounds could form a thick external layer; due to the combination of the existence of two crystallographic phases and of the rather thick layer, this external butane-acetylene-enriched layer could explain the radar brightness of evaporites.The researchers have also shown in the study that the seasonal cycle may offer a mechanism which leads to a growth of evaporate thickness only limited by atmospheric production of organics. Their calculation suggests that Titan’s ethane-enriched south pole lake, Ontario Lacus, could have trapped a large quantity of solutes, explaining the lack of evaporites in the south polar regions of this moon. The models also confirm the possibility of the formation of “bathtub rings” showing a complex chemical composition and the possible existence of trimodal “bathtub ring” compositions when the evaporation is completed.Cordier underlined the need for a future space mission to Titan involving a lander focused partly on the exploration of the lakes shores, where the chemical diversity is clearly high. Sending a spacecraft could advance our knowledge about Titan’s evaporites and its interesting geological features.”The perfect appropriate probe to explore these terrains would be an amphibian rover equipped with a drill. This kind of robot could allow the exploration of both evaporitic terrains around a partially filled lake and the liquid phase itself. But this kind of project belongs to the future,” Cordier concluded. ‘Bathtub rings’ suggest Titan’s dynamic seas 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. The NASA/ESA Cassini spacecraft, studying Saturn and its moons since 2004, is an invaluable source of important information about Titan and its geological features. The probe’s on-board radar instrument investigates the surface of Titan by taking four types of observations: imaging, altimetry, backscatter, and radiometry. These observations are crucial to understanding the geology of this hazy, cold moon and the topography of its solid surface.The models—developed by a team of scientists led by Daniel Cordier of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France—could be the most important tools for investigating geologic formations on Titan. They confirm the possibility of an acetylene- or butane-enriched central layer of evaporitic deposit. The computations indicate that an accumulation of poorly soluble species like hydrogen cyanide or aerosols similar to tholins could play a dominant role. The models also predict the existence of chemically trimodal “bathtub rings.” Moreover, the research offers an explanation to the lack of evaporites in the south polar region of Titan and to the high radar reflectivity of dry lakebeds.”The existence of a hydrologic cycle based on methane and the presence of other, more complex, hydrocarbons open the possibility of the occurrence of evaporite formation at the surface of Titan,” Cordier told Phys.org.Titan hosts lakes and seas likely filled by liquid hydrocarbons containing some amount of dissolved atmospheric nitrogen and various organic compounds. The formation of any evaporite layer requires a sequence of wet and dry periods. During the wet episode, methane and ethane rains dissolve the solid organics encountered along their runoff at the ground, and then finally they fill the lacustrine depressions. The dry period produces the evaporation of the solvents and the formation of evaporates. The sequence of dry-wet periods can span over a single year if driven by Titan’s seasonal effect. Alternatively, the formation process of evaporites, described in previous papers by Jason Barnes and Shannon MacKenzie, could be the consequence of climate change over much longer timescales.”Very little is known about these structures. First of all, due to the thick atmosphere, it is very difficult to derive information about Titan’s surface composition. Jason Barnes and Shannon MacKenzie have found correlations between zones poor in water ice and dry lakebeds detected by the Cassini radar. Of course, the existence of a hydrologic cycle based on methane and the presence of other, more complex, hydrocarbons open the possibility of the occurrence of evaporite formation at the surface of Titan,” Cordier explained. © 2016 Phys.org More information: Structure of Titan’s evaporites, arXiv:1512.07294 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1512.07294. arxiv.org/abs/1512.07294AbstractNumerous geological features that could be evaporitic in origin have been identified on the surface of Titan. Although they seem to be water-ice poor, their main properties -chemical composition, thickness, stratification- are essentially unknown. In this paper, which follows on a previous one focusing on the surface composition (Cordier et al., 2013), we provide some answers to these questions derived from a new model. This model, based on the up-to-date thermodynamic theory known as “PC-SAFT”, has been validated with available laboratory measurements and specifically developed for our purpose. 1-D models confirm the possibility of an acetylene and/or butane enriched central layer of evaporitic deposit. The estimated thickness of this acetylene-butane layer could explain the strong RADAR brightness of the evaporites. The 2-D computations indicate an accumulation of poorly soluble species at the deposit’s margin. Among these species, HCN or aerosols similar to tholins could play a dominant role. Our model predicts the existence of chemically trimodal “bathtub rings” which is consistent with what it is observed at the south polar lake Ontario Lacus. This work also provides plausible explanations to the lack of evaporites in the south polar region and to the high radar reflectivity of dry lakebeds. Cassini VIMS/RADAR hybrid image of filled and dry lakes south of Titan’s methane sea Ligeia Mare. The brightness of the image is determined by synthetic aperture radar which indicates roughness, and the colors by Cassini’s Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer indicate composition. Some of the small lakes in the image are filled (cyan arrows). Other lakes show lacustrine morphology, but no evidence for liquids. Some of those dry lakes have the same composition as the surrounding terrain, but others show evaporites in bright orange. Image credit: NASA/JPL/UA (Phys.org)—Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, hosts many interesting geological features that could be evaporites. While the chemical compositions of these sediments have been studied by scientists, their structure still remains a puzzle. Now, an international team of researchers using available laboratory measurements has created models to explore the structure of evaporites on Titan. A paper detailing their study appeared online on Dec. 22 in the arXiv journal.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company is working on a set of products that will help it to regain its faltering share of the smartphone market.Speaking from the sidelines of the Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday, Chen said the company plans to focus more on more security, privacy and increasing productivity with its devices.”I’m not at liberty to tell you what we’re doing beyond the Amazon apps, but we’re working hard at it … something [is] brewing,” Chen said in an interview with CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report.””It’s really about creating the next cool phones, so to speak. It will evolve. There are opportunities to regain the market share.”Without giving too much away, Chen said the company will focus a lot on enterprise apps, specifically those related to health care and the Internet of Things.The lack of “applications has been one of our Achilles’ heel in the last couple of years, [and] we’re doing two things about it,” he said.”[I] think there’s a new generation of apps coming. That’s an important thing. You don’t want to just kind of play in the old game. You got to get ahead. And we’re working that.”In February, BlackBerry rolled out software that gave users access to Android apps and games through Amazon Appstore. The smartphone maker said the move would bring more than 200,000 new apps to BlackBerry handset users.BlackBerry has struggled to remain relevant in the smartphone industry as more consumers shift to Android and Apple iOS-operated devices.During the fourth quarter of 2014, Blackberry represented about 0.4 percent of the global mobile OS market while Android and Apple iOS had 76.6 percent and 19.7 percent, respectively, according to International Data Corp.Blackberry OS posted the only year-over-year decline among the leading operating systems, falling 69.8 percent from 2013 levels, IDC said. April 28, 2015 This story originally appeared on CNBC
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 May 21, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides important information about a woman’s future risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in Radiology. Researchers said the findings support an expanded role for MRI in more personalized approaches to breast cancer screening and prevention.The new study focused on the relationship between imaging features and cancer risk in women who already face a high risk of breast cancer because of family history, genetic mutations associated with the disease or other factors. In prior studies, dense breast tissue, or tissue that contains more fibroglandular tissue than fatty tissue, has been linked to an increased likelihood of breast cancer development.“To date, it’s been difficult to assess the future risk of breast cancer for women, so there is a strong desire in the oncology community to identify ways to better determine this risk,” said study co-author Habib Rahbar, M.D., a breast imaging expert at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and assistant professor at the University of Washington. “While breast density is loosely associated with the risk of developing breast cancer, it is unclear whether it or other imaging features can improve upon current risk assessment methods.”Contrast-enhanced MRI is one potential tool that is already used as an imaging option to supplement mammography in high-risk women. Current American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that women with a 20 percent or greater lifetime risk of developing breast cancer undergo annual screening breast MRIs in addition to routine annual screening mammography.In the new study, Rahbar and colleagues reviewed screening breast MR images from high-risk women 18 years or older with no history of breast cancer who were screened at their institution from January 2006 to December 2011.The researchers looked for any associations between cancer risk and imaging features, including breast density and background parenchymal enhancement (BPE). BPE is a phenomenon in which areas of normal background breast tissue appear white, or enhanced, on the MR images. The precise reasons for this enhancement are not clear, but previous research has suggested a possible link to cancer risk.The results showed that women who displayed elevated amounts of BPE on MRI were nine times more likely to have a breast cancer diagnosis during the study follow-up interval than those who exhibited no or minimal BPE. In contrast, mammographic density appeared to have no significant relationship to cancer risk in the study group.The findings suggest that BPE could potentially help physicians better tailor screening and management strategies to each individual’s breast cancer risk. Currently, women at high risk for breast cancer have various options, including supplementing screening mammography with MRI, prevention therapy with tamoxifen — a drug that blocks estrogen activity in the breast — and preventive mastectomies. If validated in larger studies, BPE could provide more information to help guide these important decisions.“MRI could be used in a broader group of women to determine who most needs supplemental screening based on their BPE levels,” Rahbar said. “This is important as we move into an era of more personalized medicine.”The researchers are working to validate the findings in a larger group of patients and are planning additional research to understand more about why BPE may serve as a biomarker of breast cancer risk. One theory is that BPE is related to areas of inflammation associated with early stages of the disease.“Breast cancer needs a supportive environment to grow, and recent research suggests that areas of inflammation are particularly conducive for such growth,” Rahbar said.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | May 21, 2015 MRI Shows Potential to Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content 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 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more
Star Clippers will be offering a taste of Morocco on its Portugal to Spain itineraries in 2018. The Royal Clipper will carry 227 pax on 23 April 2018 from Lisbon to Malaga, experiencing the quintessential Western Mediterranean.The Spain and Morocco cruise is priced from $1,790 per person, double occupancy including port charges, gratuities and 30% Early Booking Saving when you book before 31 January 2018. cruiseMoroccoSpain
The cabinet approved pay rises for a second group of public-sector health professionals, which will take effect from the beginning of next year, the workers’ union said on Tuesday.According to the head of Pasydy civil servants’ union Glafkos Hadjipetrou, the cabinet, in its latest two meetings, approved pay scale upgrades for physiotherapists, radiologists, occupational therapists, hospital technologists, pharmacists and specialised psychologists.The pay scale upgrade, just as with state nurses, will be in force as of January 1, 2019, Hadjipetrou said in a press statement.According Pasydy’s agreement with the government, staff in these categories will also receive entry-level wages to match their university level qualifications.In the case of specialised psychologists and pharmacists, who are currently on the A8, A10 and A11 pay scales, these will go up a level to Α9, Α11and Α12.The inclusion of these categories to higher entry-level wages to match their qualifications, follows a similar upgrade granted to state nurses last March.Also under the new agreement, state health professionals who wish to will be seconded to autonomous hospitals – after the administrative and financial autonomy of state hospitals kicks in – with the same benefits as those in the public sector.Currently, nurses with a university degree get a first annual salary on the A5 pay scale of roughly €17,000 gross. Without getting a promotion, their last salary before retirement rises to €35,000 on the A7 pay scale.Under the new arrangement, by beginning their work on the A8 pay scale nurses will get a first annual salary of €25,000 gross and retire on the A11 scale with a salary of €56,000 gross, provided there is no promotion throughout a nurse’s career.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola