I wanted this drawing simple and without malice Quebec cartoonist apologizes

first_imgCartoon by the Quebec artist Yannick Lemay – Posted on the @JdeMontreal Twitter accountAPTN NewsYannick Lemay, the artist whose cartoon has been widely condemned online says he wants “to apologize to anyone that I have offended.”The cartoon by the Quebec artist depicts former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson Raybould in a buckskin dress, feather in her hair, holding a tomahawk delivering a knock out punch to a battered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Lemay, in an email to APTN News says he was, “surprised at the reaction to this caricature. The job of a caricaturist is to exaggerate situations.  Since we do no use words, we use visual codes to represent concepts,” he said.“Ms. Wilson-Raybould is a great representative of the aboriginal community who proudly defends herself, so I wanted to build her up.  I wanted this drawing simple and without malice.”On twitter, people referred to the cartoon as deeply offensive, stereotypical, racist, disgusting and despicable.Lemay said in the email, “I realize today that I used bad visual codes to elevate her Aboriginal ancestry.“I draw a great lesson.”This is the latest cartoon depicting Wilson Raybould to come under fire in the last week.Political cartoonist and author, Michael de Adder depicting Wilson Raybould in a boxing ring tied to a chair with tape over her mouth while former advisor Gerald Butts gives advice to Trudeau, also was lambasted.De Adder apologized and today responded to Lemay’s cartoon in a tweet.“Editorial cartoonists need to have a serious discussion about our craft and how we depict gender and race.“We need to try harder. Re: @ygreck,” he wrote.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Indigenous group says Trans Mountain bid could be ready next week

first_imgThe Canadian PressAn Indigenous-led group says it will soon be ready to make a bid for majority ownership of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline currently owned by the federal government.The group, called Project Reconciliation, says it will be prepared as early as next week to talk with Ottawa about its proposal for a 51 per cent stake in the pipeline.Project Reconciliation says the bid will be underwritten by contracts with pipeline customers and not rely on taxpayers.The group says almost 340 Indigenous communities across B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan could choose to share ownership of the pipeline, which is designed to ship crude oil from the oilsands to the West Coast.“There’s real momentum towards Indigenous ownership,” said Delbert Wapass, founder and executive chair of Project Reconciliation in a statement.“It’s exciting to see support is growing in governments and among Indigenous people. There is a pipeline to reconciliation and we should take it.”Project ReconciliationProject Reconciliation says it plans to set aside 80 per cent of future proceeds from the pipeline into a type of sovereign wealth fund to ensure longer-term benefits for Indigenous communities in Western Canada.A separate Indigenous-led group called the Iron Coalition is looking to secure ownership of the pipeline for First Nations and Metis communities in Alberta. The group says it would distribute proceeds to member communities based on ownership share and population.The government says it is open to Indigenous ownership of the project and will host discussions in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Kamloops, B.C. later this month with Indigenous groups to further discussions on potential participation in the economic development of the project.Ottawa reapproved the pipeline last month after its initial go-ahead was quashed by the Federal Court of Appeal over incomplete Indigenous consultations and a faulty environmental review. The government bought the pipeline for $4.5 billion last year in an effort to keep the expansion project alive.The project has support from some Indigenous groups along the route, but faces intense opposition from others, especially on the coast.In May, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs warned First Nations in an open letter that they should reconsider investing in the pipeline because it faces many hurdles, including Indigenous land claims, and it is unlikely to be as profitable as the government says.Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation said after the most recent approval that it will appeal Ottawa’s decision to the Federal Court of Appeal.last_img read more

UNESCO condemns killing of Somali television reporter

20 December 2011The head of the United Nations agency charged with defending press freedom today condemned the murder of a Somali television journalist in Mogadishu. Abdisalam Sheikh Hasan was shot in the head as he left his office at Horn Cable TV in the Somali capital. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. “Securing safer working conditions must be made into a priority in Somalia’s effort to establish democracy and rule of law,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“I therefore call on the transitional government to investigate this crime against a journalist and against society as a whole,” Ms. Bokova added.According to the National Union of Somali Journalists, Sheikh Hasan is the third Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu this year. read more

Wasted green power tests Chinas energy leadership

In this Nov. 9, 2015 photo, workers set up a ladder near a wind turbine power generator at a Goldwind wind turbine factory in Beijing. Increasing amounts of green energy have gone unused in China as it struggles to integrate wind and solar power into a dated electricity network dominated by coal. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2017 10:40 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wasted green power tests China’s energy leadership BEIJING, China – Its efforts to cut pollution have made China the world leader in renewable energy development, yet that green power has been wasted as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar farms into an outdated and balkanized electricity network dominated by coal.The problem threatens to slow China’s progress in clearing its air and controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that make it the top contributor to climate change. It also could hamper any desire among Chinese leaders to fill the leadership gap left by President Donald Trump’s move to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.As energy ministers from around the world gather in Beijing this week to promote renewables, China’s difficulty maximizing its green resources reflects the challenges they face over how best to transition to cleaner electricity.“They installed too much too fast,” said Qiao Liming, China director for the Global Wind Energy Council. “A real market should allow electricity to flow between two provinces. That is currently lacking” in China, she said.Thousands of new wind turbines and solar panels were installed in China’s remote provinces over the past several years as the country’s leaders sought to alleviate choking urban smog without slowing economic expansion. China now has more renewable power capacity than any other nation.Two nagging problems have dampened that success, however, according to industry representatives and outside observers: China’s sprawling power grid has been unable to handle the influx of new electricity from wind and solar, while some provincial officials have retained a preference for coal.In western China’s Gansu province, 43 per cent of energy from wind went unused in 2016, a phenomenon known in the energy industry as “curtailment.” In the neighbouring Xinjiang region, the curtailment figure was 38 per cent and in northeast China’s Jilin province it was 30 per cent. The nationwide figure, 17 per cent, was described by Qiao’s organization as “shockingly high” after increasing for several years in a row.The problem has improved some this year, according to the China Electricity Council. Power demand in general increased in the first quarter, giving a boost to renewables after the economy regained momentum from 2016’s slowdown.However, experts say wasted energy will continue to be a drag on Chinese renewable power potential until the country’s electrical grid is modernized and provincial officials end their preference for coal, which provides almost two-thirds of the country’s energy.The problem is worst in winter, when many coal plants provide electricity for the power grid and send out excess heat to keep homes and businesses warm.That’s led provincial officials to keep coal plants running — and to reject available wind-generated electricity — despite pressure from the central government to use more renewables, said Lu Xi, a professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Environment in Beijing.“On paper they express quite clear attitudes to promote renewables, but in reality they promote coal interests,” said Frank Yu, a renewables specialist with the consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.To help address the issue, China’s National Energy Administration has pushed for more wind turbines to be installed closer to Beijing and coastal cities, where demand is highest. That should allow renewable energy to bypass part of the dated transmission system that’s been blamed for impeding its use. It also would give more populated provinces a greater stake in making sure renewables get used.In a separate effort, at this week’s energy ministers meeting in Beijing, Chinese officials are expected to launch a campaign to make its power supply system more flexible. The goal is to create a power grid that can more easily absorb the highs and lows associated with weather-dependent wind and solar electricity, said Christian Zinglersen, the head of the Clean Energy Ministerial, which is hosting the meeting.Still, the problem of electricity going unused could get worse before it gets better, said Liutong Zhang, a senior manager with the Lantau Group, a Hong Kong-based energy consulting firm. More solar and wind is planned in Chinese provinces that already have more power-generating capacity than they use. Additional coal plants also are slated to come online, Zhang said.China’s difficulties, while more pronounced than in other countries, are not unique. Western countries have experienced their own renewable struggles as utilities tried to integrate weather-dependent wind and solar power into electricity grids built around coal plants, which are more polluting but also more reliable.But over the next two decades, events in developing nations including China and India are expected to play a magnified role in addressing climate change.“Developing nations with aggressive wind and solar deployments do face and will face these same challenges,” said Edward Cunningham, director of China programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.The United States, meanwhile, appears headed for a diminished presence as Trump and fellow Republicans back away from the climate policies of former President Barack Obama.Almost all of the increased electricity demand in coming years is expected to come from developing nations, according to projections from the International Energy Administration.China alone will account for about half the total.China’s struggles to maximize its use of renewables won’t necessarily prevent it from meeting international emissions targets that aim to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. But it will make it much more expensive unless China is able to adapt its power supply system while it’s still in development, Zinglersen said.___Follow Matthew Brown on Twitter at twitter.com/matthewbrownap read more

Tayto Parks House of Horrors has been given the green light to

first_img 23 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3052479 TAYTO PARK WILL re-open its House of Horrors attraction tonight after a number of people were injured there last week.Nine people were taken to hospital after a lower portion of a permanent staircase leading to the attraction collapsed last Saturday.A spokeswoman for the theme park said this evening: “Tayto Park can confirm that the House of Horrors will re-open this evening, Friday 28 October.“Tayto Park has fulfilled all requirements as outlined by the relevant authorities.The House of Horrors evening event is sold out tonight, the 29 and 30 October.”HorrorPreviously, witnessed described what happened on the night. Nine people were hospitalised last week. Source: Brian Lawless/PARian O’Kelly (25) from Dublin, told BBC Radio Ulster that she had just stepped off the staircase when it collapsed.She brought her sister and two of her sister’s friends to the event. They queued for an hour to get into the House of Horrors, and she said the queue reached up two flights of stairs. Oct 28th 2016, 4:57 PM Friday 28 Oct 2016, 4:57 PM We had just stepped on to kind of like a landing and there is another flight of stairs going up. And basically we heard this big creaking noise and we thought it was part of the show, like it was trying to be scary, but next of all the people behind us suddenly dropped and the whole staircase collapsed.“And then obviously everyone got really afraid and everyone started crying and screaming and running because we thought we were going to drop as well.”‘People are making a career out of bogus claims’: TD hits out as car insurance costs set to rise again >Luas crash: Eight hospitalised as tram and tourist bus collide in Smithfield > Short URL Share26 Tweet Email1 center_img Image: Brian Lawless Image: Brian Lawless 12,363 Views Tayto Park’s House of Horrors has been given the green light to re-open tonight The attraction is sold out tomorrow and Sunday but tickets are available for Halloween. By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Legends of Tomorrow Makes an Alternate Universe Matter

first_img Legends of Tomorrow continues to be the perfect palate cleanser after a not-so-great episode of The Flash. It remembers how to have fun, even when its story turns a little dark. Now, it’s even doing the alternate universe thing better. Remember how Flashpoint lasted a single episode before Barry returned things to mostly-normal? Well, now Legends has Doomworld, and it looks like we’re stuck here for a while.The Legion of Doom activated the Spear of Destiny at the end of the last episode, and this week’s throws us right into the middle of the reality they created. Sara and Amaya are chasing down a costumed superhero in Star City. Who is it? Surprise! Felicity from Arrow has put on a suit. As cool as it is to see Felicity get into the action, it doesn’t last long. Sara and Amaya catch her and take her to see the mayor. As you might have guessed, Oliver isn’t the mayor in this reality. It’s Damian Darhk. Sara and Amaya now work for him. Following his orders, they kill this version of Felicity. (Don’t worry, she’s still alive in Arrow‘s universe.)Despite the Legion having won, not everyone in the group is entirely happy with the outcome. Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn have noticed that Eobard Thawne got his ideal world, and hasn’t given them everything they want. Worse yet, he’s holding onto the spear and destroyed the book that taught him how to use it. The Legends are all still alive at Rory’s insistence, but they all work for the Legion now. Sara and Amaya are henchmen for Darhk. Martin is a scientist working on some kind of project for Thawne. Jax is his harsh, overbearing supervisor. Ray cleans toilets.Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)It’s not long before Rory grows tired of all this. He and Snart can rob banks with no risk. The cops just stand by and let them go. With no chase and Snart owning all the banks, the life of crime is boring. He also doesn’t like being summoned to meet with Thawne. During the meeting, we see Nate run into the Thawne’s office claiming to have seen scars in reality. He figures out that this reality isn’t right, but doesn’t realize Thawne is the one responsible. Thawne orders Snart and Rory to kill him, but Rory refuses. He decide’s he’s had enough of this reality and brings Nate to Ray’s apartment to figure things out. Luckily, Ray has stolen a gun from Thawne’s lab that can restore people’s memories. Yes, it’s a huge plot convenience, but we had to get the Legends back somehow. It also leads to a great running gag where, upon regaining their memories, each Legend immediately punches Rory in the face.Eventually, they’re able to restore everyone’s memories (but not their powers) except for Martin, whose been locked away in his lab until Thawne’s project is finished. The Legends figure out that Thawne is having Martin build a device that can destroy the Spear of Destiny. That would make the Doomworld reality permanent. They infiltrate the lab and Jax try to restore Martin’s memory. Unfortunately, Martin thinks Jax is trying to kill him and destroys the gun. He also triggers a silent alarm and Thawne comes running. Martin’s device is finished, and Thawne is about to destroy the spear. Fortunately, Rory has told the rest of the Legion of Doom about Thawne’s plan.Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)The Legion shows up, and a massive fight ensues over the spear. The fights in this episode have all been fantastic, but this tops them all. The camera follows the spear as it gets tossed among the Legends, each fighting a member of the Legion. There’s a great comedic moment where Nate and Darhk work together to knock Thawne away from the spear and almost high five. Then, they remember they’re enemies and Darhk punches Nate. The spear ends up in Rory’s hands, and Snart assumes he’ll turn it over to the Legion again. Realizing he’ll never be anything more than a dog to Snart, he redeems himself and gives it to Amaya.This is where the episode takes a serious and fairly shocking turn. Amaya begins to use the spear to undo reality, but Snart freezes her with his cold gun. He then walks over to her and tips her frozen body over. Amaya shatters into pieces, killing her instantly. Doomworld just became much more dangerous. As everyone stares in shock, Thawne wakes up, grabs the spear and destroys it. Doomworld is permanent. Sara brings up the possibility of the Legends and Legion working together to defeat Thawne, which would make for a great season finale. Thawne says seeing them try and fail would be more satisfying than killing them all now and lets them go. It’s another instance of a solution being too easy this week, but we have to get to the season finale somehow.Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)The team regroups in Nate’s mom’s basement, and Sara comes up with an idea. They travel back in time and stop Thawne from getting the spear. They’ll risk time folding in on itself, but at this point, there’s no choice. They just need a time machine. Fortunately, Rip Hunter is still in the Waverider. He’s been drinking heavily and making beautiful cakes, but Gideon has been rerouting enough power to allow Rip to make a distress call. Rip snaps out of his depression and starts acting like a captain again.Things worked out a little too easy for the Legends this week. As fun an episode as it was, it was a little unbelievable that Ray just happened to steal a device that would give them their memories back. Likewise, Thawne just letting everyone go didn’t seem to happen for any reason other than we need to have an episode next week. Despite those two problems, Legends of Tomorrow still turned in a good episode. Not the best it’s ever had, but good nonetheless. It was nice to see them raise the stakes with Amaya’s apparent death and the destruction of the spear. They’ve managed to make an alternate universe matter in a way no other DC show has. On top of that, they’ve set us up for an exciting season finale next week. Although, with how good this half of the season’s been, I almost wish it didn’t have to end so soon. Stay on target DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked last_img read more

PepsiCo Tests SelfDriving Snack Robots at College Campus

first_img Vending machines are so… 2018. At one college campus, students are getting their snacks and beverages delivered via self-driving robot.PepsiCo today rolled out “snackbots” at the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, Calif.  The robot delivers snacks from Hello Goodness, which PepsiCo created in 2015 to provide “healthier snacks and beverages to consumers on the go.”From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., students can order food and drinks to one of more than 50 locations across the 175-acre campus through the snackbot app.The snackbots deliver snacks such as Smartfood Delight, Baked Lay’s, SunChips, Pure Leaf Tea, bubly, LIFEWTR, and Starbucks Cold Brew.“We’re thrilled to launch our Hello Goodness autonomous delivery snackbots and reimagine college snacking for the future,” Vice President Innovation and Insights of PepsiCo Foodservice Scott Finlow said in a statement.According to Finlow, the University of the Pacific will serve as a test site with three to five snackbots roaming across campus starting today, following several weeks of testing.Students can order food and drinks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via the snackbot App, to be delivered to more than 50 designated areas across the campus. (Photo Credit: PepsiCo)The snackbot, created in partnership with Bay Area-based Robby Technologies, is part of PepsiCo’s efforts to expand the Hello Goodness vending platform and concept of “curated convenience” into new formats, locations and experiences to deliver 50,000 touchpoints by the end of the year.The robots have a range of more than 20 miles on a single charge, and are equipped with camera and headlights that allow it to see and navigate carefully in full darkness or rain, as well as all-wheel drive capabilities for handling curbs and steep hills.“We’re thrilled to welcome snackbot to our campus, along with its convenient and nourishing options,” said Matt Camino, Director of e-Commerce at University of the Pacific Stockton.More on Geek.com:Food Delivery Robot Catches Fire on UC Berkeley CampusThere’s Now a Bacon Vending Machine at Ohio State UniversityPostmates’ Adorable New Robot Will Bring You Deliveries Stay on target Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower last_img read more

Emery urges Ramsey to focus on his performances for Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has urged Aaron Ramsey to focus on his football rather than his prolonged contract drama at the clubThe Wales international has spent over a decade at the Emirates but only has under 12 months left on his current contract.Ramsey was left surprised to be left out of Emery’s starting lineup in last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.And it is uncertain whether he will start in today’s home game against West Ham United.“I spoke with him last week,” said Emery, according to The Guardian.“I said: ‘I want you focused only on training and only on the match, you show us the capacity to help the team.’“The contract is another thing for his agent and the club but we want and I need his focus only on training, only on the match and on his performance each day.”The Spaniard suggested that Ramsey’s omission against Chelsea was only for tactical reasons.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Chelsea are different to other teams,” he said.“We have to work very specifically to prepare for them.“Saturday is also a difficult match but we are thinking more we can control the match with our personality.“Against Chelsea and Manchester City we wanted to but there were more times in the 90 minutes that the opposition didn’t let us.”Arsenal are currently suffering their worst start to a league season in 26 years after losing their first two games to Manchester City and Chelsea.“We need to win this match against West Ham. I think it’s very important to show [the supporters] a better performance than in the two first matches,” said Emery.“We are preparing well. I am feeling well when I look at the players in training.”last_img read more

Baltimore City Hall Sitin Follows Decades of Festering Ills

first_imgProtesters are placed into a van by police early Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. Police officers have converged on Baltimore’s City Hall where protesters could be seen being led away to vans and vehicles after an hourslong occupation of the building to protest moves to make permanent the appointment of the city’s interim police commissioner. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)(Updated 10/15/2015) BALTIMORE (AP) — Young, Black residents of Baltimore hoped a public act of civil disobedience in the heart of local government would force their troubled city to deal with the decades-old problems of police misconduct, housing inequality and systemic disenfranchisement.All they got from their overnight sit-in at City Hall were arrests and trespassing charges.Many on Thursday said they were frustrated and felt increasingly marginalized and under siege.“The politicians, they failed us today,” said Kwame Rose, a 21-year-old activist who was one of the protest’s organizers.More than 30 activists disrupted a meeting Wednesday night where city officials were recommending the permanent hiring of interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. They demanded a voice in the process. Since the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who suffered a critical spinal injury in police custody, the police department and its leaders have taken the brunt of criticism for decades of government failures to address the city’s woes.Davis was appointed interim chief when his predecessor, Anthony Batts, was fired in the wake of violence after Gray’s death and a sharp spike in homicides.Baltimore is a city with roughly 17,000 vacant homes concentrated in its poorest neighborhoods. Its public schools are underfunded and underperforming, and its unemployment rate is far above the national average. Over the years, recreation centers for young people have shuttered and job opportunities for those living in de facto segregated communities have remained scarce.Police stand near vans holding protesters early Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. The Baltimore Uprising coalition had occupied City Council chambers at city hall to pretest a council subcommittee’s vote in favor of making the interim police commissioner permanent. Police led protesters to vans and other vehicles. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)The protesters gathered in the balcony of the council chambers chanted, “All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray!” They refused to leave, insisting Davis meet with them and consent to a list of demands that included reducing the use of armored vehicles and riot gear during protests. They also called on Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to fire the housing commissioner, whose department was recently sued over allegations maintenance workers routinely sexually abuse women residents of a public housing complex.But their main concern was their lack of input in the police chief decision as the department faces a federal probe into allegations of excessive force, and remains at the center of the debate over how poor, Black men are treated by the officers and public officials tasked with protecting them.Davis tried to defuse the situation.“I’d like to propose this to you, because we can accomplish a lot more at a table where we can all fit,” he said.“You have our demands, you let all your supporters speak,” someone in the balcony yelled back.“I will be more than happy to meet with your entire group,” Davis said.“Now! This is the space where we can talk,” someone yelled back.Davis eventually left.Yet even with the protest ongoing, he continued to strike a conciliatory tone, telling The Associated Press that civil disobedience was “part of the healing process.”“It’s just part of where the city is right now,” he said, as chants of “No justice, no peace,” echoed through the chambers. “I understand where they are, I understand their frustration. But civil disobedience occurs at critical times, and the city’s in a critical time right now.”Police kept the demonstrators sequestered in the balcony, and the protest dragged on for eight hours into Thursday morning, when some activists left after being threatened with arrest and the last 16 were escorted out in plastic handcuffs about 4 a.m. Police said those arrested ranged in age from 16 to 38, and included three juveniles.“All we are doing is peacefully demonstrating. We were disrespected by Kevin Davis. He didn’t take us seriously,” said Kevin Wellons, 19, who left the sit-in around 3:30 a.m. with several others.Speaking Thursday on “The Norris and Davis Show” on WJZ-FM, Davis said the arrests were “the last thing we wanted to do.” He says that, “in a perfect world, they probably wouldn’t have stayed that long.”Three of the committee’s five members voted Wednesday to recommend Davis for the permanent post. His appointment must still be confirmed by the City Council at a vote scheduled for Monday.Addressing the committee Wednesday, Davis said he remained committed to training officers to actively engage and interact with community members, and he emphasized his commitment to “respect and fight for the right for Americans to assemble and peacefully protest.”Rawlings-Blake, who recently announced she would not seek re-election, did not attend Wednesday’s hearing. She came under fire from both residents and Maryland’s Republican governor, who complained she disappeared from public view for hours during rioting on the day of Gray’s funeral.She said Thursday she was confused about the purpose of the demonstration.“They requested a meeting and the commissioner made it very clear that he would meet with them — so clear that he gave them his cellphone number so they could arrange it. And instead of using that as an opportunity for communication, they tweeted his phone number to the world. So, I’m not clear on their goals,” Rawlings-Blake said.___Associated Press writer David Dishneau contributed to this story.last_img read more

Wccftech Deals – Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer Server Infrastructure Bundle 5999

first_imgNetworking and setting up server infrastructure can be a complicated subject if tackled on your own. Thankfully we have one heck of a course bundle for $59.99 to help get you set on the right path with all the guided instruction you’ll ever need.Learn the ins and outs of Server 2012 like a boss.What will you learn? How to put together the physical infrastructure and load up Windows Server 2012 R2, making it run smoothly and do everything you command it to. Administering a cluster of servers for whatever the purpose will be easy as pie when you’re finished here. And afterwards you’ll be prepared to take the sweet certification that’ll help bolster your resume, the coveted Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer.So why not take the plunge, only $59.99, and help bolster your career and propel it into the stratosphere.Courses you’ll get to take from iCollege:Microsoft 70-410: Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012Microsoft 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services R2Microsoft 70-413: Designing & Implementing a Server InfrastructureMicrosoft 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Mirada Medical Releases DLCExpert for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

first_img Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Technology | Treatment Planning | February 22, 2018 Mirada Medical Releases DLCExpert for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Artificial intelligence-based software automates CT contouring for treatment planning News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more February 22, 2018 — U.K.-based medical imaging software provider Mirada Medical has released DLCExpert, the first commercially available software for automatic contouring of computed tomography (CT) scans based on next-generation Deep Learning Contouring (DLC).DLCExpert is Mirada’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical application. It is intended to automate the time-consuming clinical task of contouring for treatment planning and bring quality and consistency to this process. The software will reduce the time from initial patient consult to start of treatment. High-quality and consistently defined structures will allow more confidence when delivering treatment plans.Unlike prior algorithms, DLCExpert delivers consistently high-quality structures that have been evaluated as acceptable for clinical use by leading experts in radiation oncology, according to the company. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) 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 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 last_img read more

15 commission on Sandals Beaches bookings with ACV

first_imgTags: Air Canada Vacations Share Posted by 15% commission on Sandals, Beaches bookings with ACV << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Monday, September 18, 2017 TORONTO — Agents will earn 15% commission on all Sandals and Beaches Resorts bookings made by through Air Canada Vacations by Oct. 1, 2017, for travel Oct. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2018.ACV is reminding agents of its bonus commission offer after announcing the deal at its recent series of #ACVDreamMakers events.Also as part of the promotion, clients will get the CareFree Plan included in their packages. CareFree includes free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard and a $50 waiver on administrative change fees, a total value of $339 in savings.Travellers can also get an early booking bonus on Sandals and Beaches Resorts reservations. If they book by Sept. 30, 2017, for travel between Nov. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018, they save $200 per adult ($400 per couple) and $100 per child ($600 per family of four).For travel next summer, travellers save $150 per adult ($300 per couple) and $100 per child ($500 per family of 4) if they book by April 30, 2018, for travel between May 1 and Oct. 31, 2018.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsSome conditions and restrictions apply.With the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels, cruises and groups to sun destinations will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3–6 nights; 600 points per stateroom for air and cruise packages; and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME loyalty points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or VISA cash cards. Travelweek Group last_img read more

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on s

first_imgNYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves by Tweet: Statue Of Doctor Who Did Experimental Surgery Without Anesthesia On Enslaved African-American Women Is Removed From New York’S Central Park., The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 12:41 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday.New York City’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims for relocation to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, where Sims is buried, accompanied by signage with historical context.Dr. Bernadith Russell, a gynecologist, emotionally embraced a friend as they watched the statue being removed.Russell said that when she was in medical school, Sims “was held up as the father of gynecology with no acknowledgement of the enslaved women he experimented on.”The commission’s president, Signe Nielsen, wept on Monday when she called for the vote, The New York Times reported.The names of many black women on whom Sims operated are unknown. Three of the names he recorded were Anarcha, Betsy and Lucy.“I’m not a woman of colour, but I am deeply moved by what we heard today,” said Nielsen.Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a review of “symbols of hate” on city property eight months ago following a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that left a person dead. The issue of possibly removing Confederate monuments initially prompted the white nationalists to gather.Amrit Trewn, an activist who had advocated for demolition, said the decision to relocate the statue means “that this physical representation of anti-black violence will still stand and maintain its presence in the heart of yet another community of colour.”Michele Bogart, a former member of the design commission and an art history professor, had urged that the statue remain in Central Park, saying: “History matters. … Don’t run from it.”center_img The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed by crane, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York’s Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) last_img read more

February 12 201480 students from Chandler Highsch

first_imgFebruary 12, 201480 students from Chandler Highschool visited Arcosanti on Feb. 12. 2014. For the Arcosanti tour they were divided into three groups with a tourguide each. They visited the foundry during a bronze pour.[photos by archive volunteer Chihiro Saito, text by Sue Kirsch]Here is foundry staff member / tour guide Alex DeWald explaining the process of bronze bell production.Tourguide Anne-Marie Vaduva.The Green Room behind the Colly Soleri Amphitheater stage.Many school groups visit Arcosanti for tours and lunch and sometimes for silt workshops. This is a very good educational opportunity.For more information on group tours for students of all ages see this linkor contact our Guest Services  at 928.533.8295.last_img read more

President says caution needed over Chagos ruling

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades and Defence Minister Savvas Angelides on Tuesday highlighted that the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which found the process of British decolonisation in Mauritius was not lawfully completed when that country gained independence, cannot immediately guide Cyprus’ actions in view of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA).The ICJ opinion stated that the UK is under an obligation to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as swiftly as possible. The case is seen as a test of the legitimacy of deals struck between great powers and small states at the end of the colonial era, which could also include Cyprus.The legal service said on Monday that it would study the opinion in detail, which Anastasiades and Angelides stressed on Tuesday must precede any developments in view of the British Bases.“It is an advisory opinion and the issue is not only about studying it, it is also about if, whether and when you raise a similar request, and whether this is warranted,” Anastasiades said.Speaking on Active radio on Tuesday, defence minister Savvas Angelides said that we should not rush and not directly link the two cases, believing that we have found the solution for the British bases and that they will leave immediately.Initially, Angelides said, the ICJ’s opinion must be studied and evaluated by the legal service, after which its opinion must be placed before the government in a way that does not attempt to steer opinion, so that the government can make its own decisions.“Each case brought before a court is decided upon on the basis of it own set of circumstances,” Angelides noted, adding that we should not rush to directly correlate the opinion on the Chagos Islands with the British bases.Angelides highlighted the need for political parties to avoid taking advantage of this decision to pressure the government into taking certain measures prior to the evaluation of the opinion by the legal service.Nevertheless, political leaders rushed to issue reactions on Tuesday to the ICJ’s opinion.Ruling party Disy described the opinion as “historic”, but noted that the government can only move forward following the objective legal advice of the legal service.Opposition Akel said that without disregarding the differences in the cases of Mauritius and Cyprus, as events developed in the former prior to independence while for Cyprus the formation of the British bases were part of its independence treaty, the importance of the ICJ’s decision for Cyprus is self-evident.Diko said that colonial remnants do not belong in a European country of the 21st century, noting that it holds the government responsible for the fact that Cyprus was not involved as a litigant in the Mauritius case, or why Cyprus has not begun a similar process for itself.Edek noted that the opinion defeats efforts by the British to assert that the bases are legitimate and sovereign.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Committee approves LaFave bill to give credit for high school internships

first_img13Mar Committee approves LaFave bill to give credit for high school internships The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee today unanimously approved legislation by state Rep. Beau LaFave, giving high school students the opportunity to earn course credit for completion of an internship or work study program.“Employers across the state need students with real-world experience. For far too long we have over-emphasized college readiness to the detriment of the skilled trades,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “Many high school students start career development before they graduate. This program will encourage students to take advantage of opportunities in their own backyard because career exploration and on-the-job training is also part of education.”LaFave pointed out that his legislation will help fill the growing demand across Michigan for skilled trades professionals, giving students in the Upper Peninsula and across the state more education outside of the classroom.Current Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based internships in grades 9-12. His legislation will streamline this process and cut unnecessary red tape and bureaucracy. Students can work four to 10 hours a week and, with the local district board of education’s oversight, will receive credit for graduation.The two-bill legislative package also safeguards funding for school districts, allowing students participating in an internship or a work experience program off campus to continue to qualify as a full-time student.During today’s committee testimony, LaFave shared letters of support from the Gladstone, Carney-Nadeau and Breitung Township school districts. Also supporting the legislation are the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of School Administrators, Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Great Lakes Education Project.“Education does not begin and end in the classroom,” LaFave said. “This legislation puts students into a professional business environment where they can grow while learning practical, real-world experience. This tool will help students decide what they do or do not want to do for the rest of their lives.”House Bills 4106 and 5676 advance to the House for its consideration. Categories: LaFave News,Newslast_img read more

Belgian cable operator Telenet and TV broadcasters

first_imgBelgian cable operator Telenet and TV broadcasters RTL and VRT have acquired the TV rights to UEFA Champions League football for the 2012-15 seasons.Free-to-air broadcaster RTL has won the French-language rights to the best match in each kick-off slot every match week. RTL will show both live matches as well as a highlights programme each match week on Club RTL.Flemish-language broadcaster VRT will show live the best match of the week on its channel Canvas, while Telenet will broadcast a selection of matches each match night in both kick-off slots on its three Sporting Telenet-branded channels. Both VRT and Telenet will broadcast highlights programmes each match week in the Flemish language.“UEFA is delighted to continue its successful relationship with VRT in respect of the UEFA Europa League in Belgium and also to welcome each of RTL and Telenet in to the UEFA Europa League family of broadcasters. Each of the three broadcasters has significant experience of working on the UEFA club competitions and their extensive broadcast knowledge and strong programming commitments will ensure significant exposure of the competition across Belgium,” said UEFA.Current rightsholders AB3 and EXQI Sport will continue to distribute UEFA Europa League games.last_img read more

TeleColumbus is adding 10 HD channels from public

first_imgTeleColumbus is adding 10 HD channels from public broadcasters ZDF and ARD.The German cable operator will add HD versions of ZDF’s ZDFneo, ZDFinfo, ZDFkultur, 3sat and Kika, along with ARD’s regional networks WDR HD, NDR HD, BR Süd HD, SWR RP HD and SWR BW HD when they launch on May 1.last_img

Channel distributor Canis Media is merging with ge

first_imgChannel distributor Canis Media is merging with general entertainment company Entertainment & Media Group Limited (EMG). The merger has created a new London-based business that aims to create and manage new content.EMG is an integrated entertainment group combining live entertainment, operation of TV channels, management and development of music artists and the provision of broadcast TV and audio facilities. Canis Media manages digital TV businesses for clients around the world.Ed Hall founder and chief executive of Canis Media said,“To have one company that can develop new talent, and then nurture it right the way through to commercial success ‘in-house’ is a great model. We worked closely this year with EMG to ensure that the St James Theatre is a unique space in London, ready to broadcast live content at the touch of a button, and as we worked together we realised that this was a cracking business model. This merger creates a formidable new broadcast business for London.”last_img read more

Belgian telco Belgacom reported a 26000 increase

first_imgBelgian telco Belgacom reported a 26,000 increase in TV subscriptions in the first quarter, taking its total TV customer base to 1.4 million. This increase, along with increased average per-user spend, saw TV revenues grow by 16.9% year-on-year in the quarter to €64 million, partially helping to offset a decrease in mobile and fixed voice revenue.Belgacom said TV ARPU showed a 4.5% growth year-over-year to €18.3, supported by a price increase for rented set-top boxes.However, group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation came in at €441 million, 6.1% lower than for the same period of 2012, while group revenues remained stable €1.59 billion, down 0.1% compared to last year.last_img read more