BC moves Family Day to third Monday in February in line with

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia is falling into step with the rest of the country by moving its Family Day to the third Monday in February, starting next year.Premier John Horgan says the change is meant to better align the holiday with other provinces to help businesses and families.Family Day was established in British Columbia in 2013.The government at the time decided to mark the holiday on the second Monday, despite the fact it was out of line with similar holidays in other Canadian provinces and the United States.Horgan has mused about changing the date before.Green Leader Andrew Weaver has always backed the move, even introducing a private member’s bill last year to amend the law.In bringing in the bill, Weaver highlighted a petition by the founder of a campaign called #UniteFamilyDay that had more than 20,000 signatures.Horgan says the change will benefit small and large businesses, and families spread across the country.“This gives families an opportunity to schedule and spend more time with loved ones from other provinces,” he said in a statement.A government news release on Friday announcing the change included the support of the CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade.“The misalignment of Family Day causes inconvenience, increased costs, and lost opportunity for businesses of all sizes and in various industries,” said Anita Huberman. “The economic benefit from this change will greatly assist our members, and especially small- and medium-sized businesses, across the province.”The Liberals brought in Family Day and criticized the NDP government for moving it, arguing the date helped tourism in the province.“The B.C. Family Day weekend has become one of the top performing business periods of the year for many B.C. ski destinations,” Liberal critics Michelle Stilwell and Doug Clovechok said in a joint statement.“The absolute lack of consultation is a slap in the face to the sector and highlights the NDP’s priorities, which clearly aren’t British Columbian jobs.”last_img read more

Coldplay To Perform At Kensington Palace For Prince Harrys Sentebale

first_imgSentebale will host a music concert headlined by Coldplay in the public gardens of Kensington Palace on Tuesday 28 June.The concert, in partnership with The Handa Foundation and supported by The Quintessentially Foundation, will raise funds and awareness of the challenges faced by adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.Coldplay said; “We’re delighted to join Prince Harry for this very special concert and to support Sentebale’s incredible work with adolescents affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.”Joining the British rock band, Coldplay, will be British singer songwriter Laura Mvula, the African-Norwegian singing and songwriting duo Nico & Vinz, and spoken word artist and newly appointed Sentebale Ambassador, George Mpanga, known as George the Poet, along with other well-known faces to be announced soon. Artists will perform to an audience of 3,000 people against the backdrop of Kensington Palace.Tickets for the show will go on sale at 9am on Friday 27th May and can be purchased through this link.The money raised from the event will go towards Sentebale’s monthly Saturday clubs, caregiver days and residential week-long camps at the newly opened ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre, delivering psychosocial support to children living with HIV in Lesotho, and later this year in Botswana.Over the past 20 years, progress has been made to reduce the number of new HIV infections globally and ensure people living with HIV access treatment. However stigma, discrimination and lack of education surrounding HIV/AIDS, means young people in Africa are increasingly dying when HIV-related deaths are decreasing for all other age groups. HIV is the number one cause of death in 10 to 19 year olds in Africa; it will only get worse unless we act now.Founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006, Sentebale delivers psychosocial support to adolescents living with HIV, as well as providing care and education to orphans, children living with disabilities and young shepherds, know as ‘herd boys’, whose cultural obligation of tending livestock prevents them accessing education.Cathy Ferrier, CEO of Sentebale said; “UNAIDS estimates that only 30% of adolescents believed to be living with HIV in Lesotho are accessing medication. HIV and AIDS, no longer needs to be a death sentence, but the problem will not go away unless we act now. Over the course of the next decade, it is our aim to change the tide of this epidemic.“At Sentebale, we are ever more committed to play our part and use all our resources to help and support many more children living with HIV. The concert is about bringing people together who can make a difference. I look forward to seeing you on the 28th June.”If children with HIV are educated about the virus, they not only learn about their condition but also can educate their peers about the disease, enlightening a generation and leading the way to ending the AIDS epidemic.last_img read more

Being bullied linked to mental health issues

first_imgParents, take note. If your child is being bullied in secondary school, it may dramatically increase his/her chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, researchers have warned. The study found that being bullied in school increases the extent of mental health problems at age 25 by 40 per cent. “Our research shows that being bullied has negative impact on important long-term outcomes, especially unemployment, income and ill-health,” said a researcher. “Bullying is widespread in schools and many studies document a negative relationship between bullying and educational outcomes,” Gorman added. The researchers also found that being bullied increases the probability of being unemployed.last_img

Visva Bharati University student found dead in hostel room

first_imgKolkata: The body of a second-year student was found in a room at a hostel in Visva Bharati University on Saturday. It is suspected that the student committed suicide. Probe is on to find out the exact cause of the death.According to a source, the deceased identified as Partha Das (19) was a second-year Mathematics Honours student. Das, a resident of Rampurhat in Birbhum, studied at the university since childhood. After joining the under-graduate programme at the varsity, he started staying at the Nandan hostel of the university. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA few days ago, Das went home to visit his parents. He came back to the hostel on Friday. On Saturday morning, his roommate went to have breakfast and asked Das to join him but he allegedly refused. Das reportedly told his roommate that he would not have breakfast. His roommate went to have breakfast alone. After he returned to the room he found the door was locked from inside. Despite repeated knocks on the door, Das did not respond. Having no other choice, students of the hostel broke open the door and found Das was hanging from the ceiling fan. Immediately, he was brought down and rushed to the university health centre where he was declared brought dead by the doctor. Later, the police was informed about the incident. According to his roommate and other students, there were no signs of any unusual behaviour in Das which could create doubt in the students’ mind that he was about to take any extreme step. His family members are being questioned for any possible clue. No foul play has been detected in the case so far.last_img read more

Stocks dont always get a boost when the Fed cuts rates

When the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, or even hints that it’s about to, investors cheer.That’s because lowering rates stokes the overall economy, which sends stock prices higher — usually, that is.The Fed has initiated 16 rate cut cycles since World War II. In 11 of those cycles, the stock market was higher six months later, and was still higher 12-months later in 13 of them.Still, sometimes it takes longer for the gains to materialize. Five times since World War II, the S&P 500 was down six months after the start of a Fed rate cut cycle. That includes the 2001 and 2007 cycles, which corresponded with major recessions. The market was still down sharply 12 months after the Fed began to cut rates in each of those years.“Rate cuts haven’t always led to market recoveries,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA.The Fed is facing pressure to cut rates amid signs of slowing economic growth. The benefits of the 2017 tax cuts have waned and President Donald Trump’s tariff threats with China and Mexico have roiled financial markets.Last week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell set off a rally on Wall Street after he signalled that the Fed is willing to cut interest rates to help stabilize the economy if the trade war between Washington and Beijing starts to crimp growth.A majority of investors expect a rate cut at the Fed’s July meeting, according to the CME Group.If it does, should investors expect the move to boost stocks six months from now? Or a replay of the Fed rate cuts over the past two decades?Stovall says it’s likely that a Fed rate cut this year will drive stocks higher, as he doesn’t see major parallels now with the economy and markets in 2001 and 2007.That doesn’t mean the market will necessarily be spared more volatility in coming months, given the market’s jitters over the U.S.-China trade dispute and the damage it could do to the global economy and corporate profits.“Recessions have not been be repealed, but maybe they could be postponed,” Stovall said. “Maybe what we find is that a rate cut, or a series of rate cuts, helps this bull market last a little bit longer, but it’s probably just delaying the inevitable.”Alex Veiga, The Associated Press read more

Insights collected from sources invaluable to central bank decisions official

OTTAWA – Intelligence collected from industry sources helped the Bank of Canada navigate the oil-price collapse and a top bank official says invaluable nuggets of information like that will continue to be relied upon for future policy decisions.In a Calgary speech, deputy governor Lynn Patterson said Wednesday that the central bank has made good use of the insight it’s amassed from contacts such as fellow policy-makers, market participants and company representatives.That source-based information — combined with information taken from models, data and internal analysis — all feed into the bank’s judgment on potential policy actions, she said.“I can’t emphasize enough how critical these real-time perspectives are to our overall understanding of economic developments, and this is especially true during periods of heightened uncertainty,” Patterson told CFA Society Calgary.“We rely heavily on our excellent models and incoming data for our forecasts. Yet we know that the intelligence that we gather is a critically important complement to them.”To support her point on the importance of intelligence-gathering efforts, Patterson gave an example from the uncertain period that followed the late-2014 oil-price collapse.She said interviews with oil-industry contacts at the time helped the bank realize that market expectations on crude prices were too optimistic.The exchanges made it clear for the bank that there were no guarantees oil prices would start to recover in the medium term and that the negative effects on capital spending were going to be larger than expected.“This would have a major impact on the economy,” Patterson said.“That knowledge fed into our judgment and, ultimately, our decision to lower interest rates in January and July of 2015. Two years later, it is our view that these cuts have helped to facilitate the economy’s adjustment to the oil-price shock and that the economic drag from lower prices is largely behind us.”The bank has taken steps to build up its intelligence-collecting operation through an expanded network of contacts.Patterson said this wider reach enables the bank to scoop up more information when significant events, like Brexit and the recent U.S. election, threaten to have an impact on Canadian markets.She also noted that some in-person meetings between bank officials and contacts are held behind closed doors to ensure the confidentiality of individual companies.However, she sought to address potential concerns about meetings involving bank officials in private settings, insisting the bank only communicates new information on policy and its economic outlook in public.Recent reports by Bloomberg, citing internal bank documents, have said the bank is revising its guidelines for private speaking events due to concerns these engagements may give the impression that some groups may have privileged access to information.“We share much of what we learn,” said Patterson, who oversees the bank’s activities in financial markets.“While we’re committed to transparency, we’re mindful of the need to respect the confidentiality of what we hear from individual firms.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter Insights collected from sources invaluable to central bank decisions: official by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2017 12:14 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Bank of Canada building is pictured in Ottawa on September 6, 2011. Intelligence collected from industry sources helped the Bank of Canada navigate the oil-price collapse and a top bank official says invaluable nuggets of information like that will continue to be relied upon for future policy decisions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

Janbaz Tarin charged with Solihull murders of Raneem Oudeh and her mother

Following their deaths, there was a three-day manhunt for the suspected killer. Tarin was detained in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on Thursday evening.The mother and daughter were stabbed at Ms Saleem’s home at just after 12.30am on Bank Holiday Monday. Nour Norris, sister of Ms Saleem, added: “Raneem is the flower our house, the flower of our life. Very, very pretty girl, she had a lot to give to everybody and to the world and to the community. “She wanted to study, she wanted to raise her son up in the best way she could.” 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. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem, 49 Police on Friday night charged a man with the murder of a mother and her daughter who were stabbed to death in Solihull.Janbaz Tarin, 21, will appear before Birmingham magistrates on Saturday. He has has been charged with the murders of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem, 49, West Midlands Police said last night. It came as the family of the women paid tribute to the pair, and told how Ms Oudeh’s toddler son has been crying out for his mother in the days following her death.Salima Hobee, mother of Ms Saleem and grandmother of Ms Oudeh, told BBC News: “How I feel is beyond words, beyond description. She [Raneem] had children – one boy is only one and a half years old, a baby. “He calls out for her ‘mama, mama’. He’s been looking for her.”  Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem, 49 read more

Grasberg gets new openpit slope monitoring system

first_imgPT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) Geo Services Division recently enhanced the slope monitoring system at Grasberg mine with the purchase of two IBIS-M radars. “Grasberg mine is one of the few mines in the world that utilises very high-technology monitoring equipment to help detect slope movements. The IBIS-M radars are top-of-the-line radars, using technology that is accurate to within approximately 0.1 mm, with coverage at some 2 km an area around 5 km square, and operating range of 10 m to 4,000 m,” explained PTFI Superintendent – Geotechnical Pit Engineering and Stability Rahadian Widiadi.Due to the long working range, the IBIS-M radars, from Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS), can be positioned at a safe distance and do not need to move during blasting. Its higher spatial resolution and faster scan time help improve timing of alarm capabilities upon detection of significant slope movements. “The operation of the radars is fully remote, done via wireless radio link, and the units have been tested in harsh mining environments and as such would be capable of handling the high rainfall, thick fog, and high altitude conditions of our Grasberg mine,” continued Superintendent – Geotechnical Dump Engineering & Stability RD Gautama.To process the IBIS-M data, the GUARDIAN software is used. Some of its key features include real-time processing that includes automatic atmospheric corrections; processing of discontinuous data sets; and exportability of outputs to mine planning software. “This new radar technology will also support the mine expansion plan by providing better knowledge of the rock mass strength through long-term monitoring, and that same data is used to map the long-term evolution of slow-moving slopes. These results are also used to determine the mining strategy going forward, as well as the mining sequence. With this new technology we can also help reduce mining operation costs related to controlling slope stability in the pit,” said Rahadian.“As the Grasberg pit becomes wider and deeper, it is a necessity that we use monitoring equipment that can provide long-term and long-range monitoring and area scan. With the addition of the IBIS-M radars, we can better support pit activities and provide continuous 24/7 slope coverage, thereby providing additional safety measures for those working at Grasberg,” added Technical Expert – Geo Services Mike Stawski.last_img read more

Penmaking Donegal schoolboys worth a million

first_imgA PAIR OF Donegal schoolboys who began making wooden pens from their garden shed have reached an online watershed. Their donegalpens.com website has now had over one million page views since 1 January this year.The online interest reflects the ongoing growth of the business run by Ronan and Conor McGarvey from Loughanure since TheJournal.ie highlighted (sorry) it in early 2011. Back then Ronan was just 14 and Conor only 10 but they were already producing pens made out of bog oak, ash, yew, elm and beech which they then shipped all over the world.They had persuaded their parents to allow them to use the garden shed – which was then converted into a workshop – in the evenings and weekends after they had finished their homework.This year has been a sterling one for the boys, now aged 16 and 13, as they appeared on the junior version of the entrepreneurship show Dragon’s Den, securing a €2,000 bursary and an order for €2,000 within minutes.Christmas ordersThey are currently “flat out” fulfilling Christmas orders but will take a well-deserved break after the last shipment goes out on 23 December. The plan for 2013 is to personalise pens to order by lasering names and logos onto the wood of the pens. They can do this currently, but only by outsourcing the engraving work, so they want to buy the laser equipment themselves next year.As for the online success, the boys said that they thought their website designer John Michael Sweeney was “joking” when he said they had passed the one million page view mark. Ronan said:Unfortunately we can’t cash the ‘hits’ in for euro but we are just delighted that the site is proving so popular.Half of the hits were generated by the interest surrounding their junior Dragon’s Den appearance in May:via John Michael Sweeney/YoutubeFebruary 2011: Are these two brothers Ireland’s youngest entrepreneurs?>Ireland named Europe’s most entrepreneurial country>14 very Irish Christmas present ideas>last_img read more

Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by samesex couples

first_img Joan Burton and the letter sent to a number of TDs. 173 Comments Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 7:30 PM Short URL Share62 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The letter goes on to claim that in same-sex households, “children raised in households do badly at school and suffer emotionally” and in addition stating: Burton outraged at letter to TDs claiming children adopted by same-sex couples are more likely to be abused Former Tánaiste said she found the letter “needlessly offensive” to adopted people and gay people. Joan Burton and the letter sent to a number of TDs. center_img 18,815 Views https://jrnl.ie/3111665 LABOUR’S JOAN BURTON has hit out at a letter sent to TDs, including the Taoiseach, which states that children adopted by same-sex families “are more likely to be sexually abused”.The letter, sent by Nora Bennis who ran in this year’s general election in Limerick City, urges TDs to oppose the Adoption (Amendment) Bill. The bill is entering its final stages in the Dáil this evening.The bill will give adopted people the right to their birth certificates for the first time under new legislation. Currently, due to legal and constitutional reasons, many people are unable to access their birth certificates which lists their birth parents’ names.The letter, sent to Enda Kenny, Michael Noonan and Micheál Martin, to name but a few, states that “stability is founded on marriage between a man and a woman” and says the “interests of the child are paramount”.Bennis, who has run for election a number of times for the Catholic Democrats, stated on her election leaflet this year that she was running on the platform of Christian values and the protection of the life of the unborn.Surprise at offence caused Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Bennis said she was surprised that TDs had taken issue with her letter.In her correspondence, she outlines a number of points and cites what she describes as “evidence” or “proofs” to her claims.In regards to civil partners, she states that a “prominent Dutch psychologist points out that male-same sex marriage relationships are very short-lived, and they tend not to be exclusive”. Children raised by ‘married’ same-sex pairs are more likely to be sexually abused the longer the union lasts.Adopted people Burton told TheJournal.ie that as a person who is adopted herself, she finds the letter “extremely offensive and hurtful”.“Family life is very different from what it was and this letter is hurtful to a lot of people and families,” she added.While the former Tánaiste said Bennis has caused offence, even if it was unintentional.“This is the sort of letters, submissions and ‘studies’ that were peddled before the children’s referendum and the marriage equality referendum and it was deeply hurtful to people at that point in time.”This is the kind of rhetoric that belongs to a time of 40, 50, or 60 years ago and is completely out of sync with modern family life today… it is more from the darkened, secretive Ireland, where the subject of adoption was under a huge amount of secrecy and gay relationships were criminalised. Nov 30th 2016, 7:30 PM I think this letter belongs as a historical artifact. It is needlessly offensive to adopted and gay people.But Bennis said that she was surprised that any TD had taken issue with her submission.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, she said: “My big thing is, and it was in the body of my letter, there is security in the marriage between a man and a woman and as an adoptive parent myself, stability is important to the child…. As I see it, the best interest of the child has to be priority.”“By and large we must consider the child first,” she said, standing by the studies she put forward as evidence in the letter.“I am absolutely certain and determined in my opinion,” she said, stating that she is “wide open to anyone to discuss” her views.Bennis said she is happy for people to come and challenge her on views.Out of reach: ‘Young people now have nowhere to rent in the city that they work in’>Taoiseach Goes Stateside: ‘If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn’t go cap in hand’ By Christina Finnlast_img read more

Klopp full of praise for Alisson Becker

first_imgLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has hailed goalkeeper Alison Becker as “exciting package” after he made important saves in their 3-1 victory at Burnley.Alisson was influential in the second half of Liverpool 3-1 win at Turf Moor, as he saved Ben Mee’s goalbound header and later launched a counter-attack that led to Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal which helped Jurgen Klopp’s side seal the game.The Brazilian has only let in six goals in 15 Premier League matches so far, and Klopp is happy with his contribution.“The best thing is not talking about a goalkeeper – that means he is without any mistakes,” Klopp told the club’s website.“But after the last game… again, he had a big, big part in the game.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“After the game, I think everybody saw the goal Burnley scored should have been disallowed. It was a difficult decision, especially the offside.“That’s how it is. It’s the view of the ref or the assistant, in this case. But it was offside. Then he [had] both hands on the ball. That’s one thing.“The other thing is, he stayed in the game and when we were 2-1 up made a brilliant save.“And with the next ball, that’s his attitude – he doesn’t stand on his line or wait, he goes out and catches it, then counter-attack. That’s a really exciting package the boy delivers and it helped us a lot, of course.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 16 2015

first_imgWalker Announces Plan to Expand Medicaid UnilaterallyAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauAfter promising to expand the state’s Medicaid program on the campaign trail, Gov. Bill Walker has announced he will sidestep the Legislature to make that happen.North Slope Mayor Under Investigation for CorruptionAssociated PressThe North Slope Borough Assembly has voted to investigate allegations of ethics violations made against Mayor Charlotte Brower.Dirt Bike Dermatoloy: For Army Medic, Specialty is AdaptabilityZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageLast week the Army announced it’ll be removing more than 2,600 positions from the 4th Brigade Combat Team’s 25th Infantry Division stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Accidental Overdose Suspected In Wainwright Soldier’s DeathZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageA 23-year-old Alaska-based soldier passed away this week while on leave out of state.Anchorage Sees Three Indigent Deaths OvernightZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe Anchorage Police Department is investigating an overnight spike in homeless deaths.Canned Salmon: A New Face on an Old ProductMolly Dischner, KDLG – DillinghamDespite new ways of marketing and selling salmon, canned fish remains a major product from Alaska’s fisheries.Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With GustoMonica Gokey, KSKA – AnchorageHundreds waited in line Thursday for global fashion retailer H&M to open its new store in Anchorage. Even as the state feels the squeeze of low oil prices, Alaska shoppers are still keen to lay down their dollars on national brands.Bethel Democrat to Lead PNWER Arctic CaucusLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageRepresentative Bob Herron, a Democrat from Bethel was elected the chairman of the Arctic Caucus during the 25th summer summit of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, or PNWER.K-9 in Training to Combat Juneau’s Heroin ProblemElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauJuneau Police have a new tool to sniff out a steady flow of heroin and other narcotics entering the city. It’s been about 25 years since the department had a K-9 on staff. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more

MLA Arekapudi Gandhi opens primary health centre in Raidurgam

first_imgGachibowli: Legislator Arekapudi Gandhi, GHMC Deputy Commissioner Venkanna and local Corporator Saibaba on Friday inaugurated a primary health centre in Raidurgam. Speaking at the function, Gandhi stated that the PHC inauguration was the culmination of a long-cherished dream of the people for years.The MLA pointed out that the TRS government was keen to make available quality health facilities to the people and was taking special care on extension of medicare for the poor. He said the PHC would be expanded. After the distribution of KCR kits the number of deliveries in government hospitals have increased, he added. Also Read – Patancheru: Locals irked over overflowing nalas Advertise With Us Among those present were former Corporator Satyanarayana, DMHO Swarajya Lakshmi,Dr Ram Reddy, Pandu Grandhalayam director Ganesh Mudiraj, Ward Members Soujanya, Naresh, Anjamma, Indira, Jangayya Yadav, Area Committee Members Raju Mudiraj, Yadagiri, TRS leaders U Srikanth, Y Srinivas Yadav, Chennam raju, Sampath, Satish, Saideswar Rao, Prabhakar, Vinod, Jagdish, Ramesh Goud, Narayana, Venkatesh, Asha, local residents Lakshmayya, Mallanna, Krishna Pahilwan, Krishshna Goud.last_img read more

Trump signs order rolling back environmental efforts

first_img Share APPresident Donald Trump, accompanied by coal miners and, from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, second from right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Vice President Mike Pence, far right, holds up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.The president signed the order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump says this is “the start of a new era” in energy production. The order will mandate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. It will also lift a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. Trump has called global warming a “hoax,” and has repeatedly criticized Obama’s efforts as an attack on American workers and the struggling U.S. coal industry.last_img read more

Sweden is testing electrified roads for unlimited EV range

first_imgEven the most advanced electric vehicles come with one major drawback — batteries still suck. You might be able to get a few hundred miles on a charge with one of the expensive high-capacity batteries, but recharging will take ages.What if he road could power your electric vehicle, though? The Swedish government is running a pilot program to study how electrified roads could give EVs unlimited range.The actual system probably isn’t what you’d expect for a futuristic concept. Sweden has built two kilometers of electrified overhead wiring on the E16 motorway to power vehicles. This is the same basic system that has been used to supply power to trains, trolleys, and light rail vehicles since the late 1800s. The overhead wires provide 750 volts of direct current, transmitted down via two wires to specially modified trucks.The trucks used in the test are hybrid electrics, meaning they have biofuel engines and small 5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion batteries. The battery provides enough juice to travel just a few miles, but that’s only supposed to be used to get from one electrified road to another. When the truck is driving under the wires, all its power comes from the embedded power supply. The biofuel engine acts as a backup.The overhead wire approach is probably only feasible for big trucks like the ones being tested. They often drive the same routes and they’re really tall. Passenger vehicles aren’t tall enough to safely attach the pantograph poles that make connection with the wires.Sweden is also testing a different type of electrified road that has energized rails embedded in the surface. Cars would use a special “shoe” to draw power from the road. This is a much more complicated solution as it requires replacing the driving surface. Putting up overhead electrical wires could be a good initial strategy to make all those big rigs carbon neutral.last_img read more

Bloodborne patch to add DLC features to current game

first_imgBloodborne will be getting an expansion called The Old Hunters later this month, which will have a new story quest and many new features. An upcoming patch will add these new features into the existing game. This means that you don’t need to own or have ordered The Old Hunters in order to get enjoy these additions.The most noteworthy add-on is called The League, which is a group of hunters with which players can align. The League will be able to assist other players and compete in The League’s online rankings leaderboard. They’ll also get a new weapon associated with this: The League Cane.Bloodborne is a very challenging game, so players should be happy to know that they will now be able to summon co-op NPCs to help them keep the dark creatures at bay. The Old Hunters expansion will also add a new weapon called the Holy Moonlight Sword, which is a weapon that fans of King’s Field and Dark Souls may recognize. Lastly, those North American Bloodborne players who have gotten the Platinum trophy for the game will be getting an extra treat in the form of an exclusive PS4 theme. This theme was made available to European Bloodborne players who accomplished the same feat earlier this year. The theme will be sent to those who have accomplished the (near) impossible via a voucher code.Bloodborne: The Old Hunters will be available on November 24 for $19.99. Bloodborne: The Complete Edition, which includes The Old Hunters and the original game, will be available that same day as well for $49.99.last_img read more

VIDEO LaVar Ball reviews Lonzos rookie year and unveils the new 500

first_img‘LaVar Ball’ has been out of sight in Lithuania for the better part of the NBA season, but returned to review Lonzo’s rookie year in a return appearance to SNL’s Weekend Update.Not surprisingly LaVar thought Lonzo killed it by averaging 50 points, 100 assists and 500 touchdowns per game. He also unveiled a new addition to the Big Baller line with the ZoTeva, a $500 version of the notoriously uncomfortable 90’s sandal whose backstrap is guaranteed to rip the skin off the back of your heel every time.The wheels never stop turnin’.last_img

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November 24, 2014 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of its Isovue (iopamidol injection) Imaging Bulk Package (IBP), a specific combination multi-patient, multi-dose compliant contrast medium approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for point-of-care use in the computed tomography (CT) suite.The Isovue IBP was designed to increase safety and improve workflow, while minimizing risk and maintaining compliance regarding the use of multi-dose contrast media for radiological procedures in the CT suite.Pharmacy Bulk Packages (PBPs) for multi-dose contrast media were originally approved in the 1990s with prescribing information for use in a “suitable work area, such as laminar flow hood, using an aseptic (sterile) technique,” typically found in the hospital pharmacy setting. Over time, The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies healthcare organizations nationwide, began issuing citations to medical centers for using PBPs to transfer contrast media outside of the pharmacy in conditions that were not fully compliant with prescribing information. In 2012, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices called for hospital pharmacy oversight on the purchase, distribution, storage and use of intravenous contrast media, the use of single dose vials or pre-filled syringes for radiological use, and the proper use of PBPs.The Isovue IBP allows for easy and cost-effective intravenous contrast enhancement of CT imaging of the head and body in adult and pediatric patients. It provides 10-hour on-demand dosing from the same container without the risk of incurring multi-dosing citations associated with transferring contrast media outside the hospital pharmacy setting.For more information: www.braccoimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Technology | November 24, 2014 Bracco Creates Multi-Dose Compliant Contrast Medium for Point-of-Care Use in the CT Suite Imaging bulk pack minimizes risk, increases safety and efficiencies News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more 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 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. 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UN says needy Syrians outstripping available aid

first_img Sponsored Stories Guterres called the humanitarian situation “dramatic beyond description” and said “the refugee crisis is accelerating at a staggering pace, month after month.”He noted that in April 2012, about a year after the conflict began, there were 33,000 registered refugees in the region.As of Monday, he said, his office had registered or given registration appointments to 940,000 Syrians across the Middle East and North Africa. Since early January, he said, more than 40,000 people had fled Syria every week.While these figures are “stunning,” Guterres said they don’t convey the suffering of the estimated 2 million people displaced within Syria and more than 4 million affected by the conflict.“We also must not forget the half-a-million Palestinian refugees in Syria who are affected by the conflict,” he added.Zainab Bangura, the U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict, said she discussed with the council “the alarming issue of systematic use of sexual violence in the conflict in Syria _ sexual violence against women, against men, against boys and girls.”“It’s widespread,” she said, adding that fear of sexual attack has forced people to flee. “I think the first two months of this year have been a real game-changer,” Amos said. “It demands more of us in terms of our ability to scale-up our operations, but … even with us working full-tilt, the scale is out-pacing whatever we do on the response side.”On a positive note, she said, her office has been able recently to cross “conflict lines” between opposition and government-controlled areas to help people in need in the cities of Homs and Idlib. But the Syrian government is still refusing to allow aid to enter from Turkey, leaving thousands of people trapped without aid, she said.Amos said she and U.N. refugee chief António Guterres delivered the same warning to the Security Council during the closed-door briefing.Guterres, speaking by videoconference to the council, warned that a “moment of truth” was approaching in Syria and that the international community must not allow the situation to deteriorate further, according to quotes released by his office.“What is happening in Syria today risks escalating very quickly into a disaster that could overwhelm the international response capacity _ political, security-related and humanitarian,” he warned. “This must not be allowed to happen.” 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 3 international destinations to visit in 2019center_img Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari told reporters the presentations by Amos, Guterres and Bangura “do not relate to reality” because they are one-sided, don’t take into account the political dimension of the crisis, and don’t acknowledge the government’s cooperation with the three U.N. officials.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that the growing number of Syrians fleeing the country’s increasingly brutal conflict _ now 4 million and rising every day _ is outstripping the international community’s ability to help.Valerie Amos told reporters after briefing the Security Council that “this is a crisis that is completely stretching our capacity.”She said she is extremely concerned about the rising cost, noting that the U.N. has received only $200 million of the more than $1.5 billion pledged for Syria at a Jan. 30 donor’s conference in Kuwait. The $1.5 billion was supposed to cover humanitarian needs in Syria for six months but that projection, from the end of the year, is already out of date, she added.last_img read more

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first_imgairlinesCairnsSilkairSingapore SilkAir has increased its direct Cairns-Singapore flights increasing daily services from the current five times weekly. The expansion to daily services will see the total number of SilkAir seats per week from Cairns to Singapore increase by 40%.Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Mr Philip Goh, said the increase was testament to the demand for both inbound and outbound travel to Far North Queensland.“We’ve seen a sustained increase in demand for flights from Cairns to Singapore and beyond, and we’re excited to be able to offer daily services to our customers in northern Queensland,” Mr Goh said.“Since launching our Cairns service four years ago on a circular routing via Darwin three times per week, we’ve grown steadily to daily, thanks to the tremendous support of our customers and partners, Cairns Airport, Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.SilkAir’s investment in northern Australia will continue from 6 July 2019 with the introduction of a seventh weekly service from Darwin to Singapore.last_img read more