first_imgMONTREAL — People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier has chosen a candidate to represent his party in its first-ever Quebec election.Bernier will be in the Montreal area today to launch the campaign of Canadian Army veteran James Seale, who will be on the ballot for the party in the federal byelection in the Outremont riding on Feb. 25.Seale was a member of the armed forces for more than 30 years, and served overseas stints in Israel, Germany, Haiti and Bosnia before later becoming a military instructor and civil servant.Bernier founded the People’s Party of Canada in September after leaving the Conservative Party following a series of disagreements with leader Andrew Scheer.A spokesman says the fledgling party has taken in close to $1 million in donations since last August.The other candidates in Outremont include lawyer Rachel Bendayan for the Liberals, international development specialist Julia Sanchez for the NDP, Jasmine Louras for the Conservative Party, and artist Michel Duchesne for the Bloc Quebecois.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgDelete Blood Cancer DKMS has announced that Academy Award nominated actor Bradley Cooper has registered as a bone marrow donor and is joining the organization’s efforts to register more donors.Katharina Harf, Co-Founder of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS introduced Cooper to Anthony Daniels, a young man who has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer for five years. Cooper was inspired to help Anthony and others who are also battling the disease. Cooper, a donor himself, is helping to raise awareness about the importance of registering as a donor.“When I lost my father to cancer, I lost my best friend, my hero and my confident. It was devastating for my whole family. When I first heard Anthony’s story, I knew that it was time I joined the fight against blood cancer and become a donor,” said Cooper. “When I signed up to be a donor, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the process was quick and pain free – a simple swab of my cheek. I hope that I can be a match for someone, and inspire others to register as well.”“I am truly moved by Bradley’s support. When I approached him, he immediately offered his help. Both of us have lost a parent to cancer. It’s devastating, but what we have both learned through this journey is that there is hope for patients battling blood cancer, and everyone can help save a life,” said Katharina Harf, Co-Founder of Delete Blood Cancer. “Delete Blood Cancer has made tremendous strides and we work with people all over the world to help find donor matches. The process is simple, painless and can truly save lives.”Each year, more than 160,000 Americans are diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. Even more staggering, blood cancers kills more children in the United States than any other disease. Of this group, 70 percent in need of a transplant cannot find a donor match within their family so they turn to the national registry to find a match. This makes Delete Blood Cancer’s bank of registered donors more important than ever to save lives.Registering to be a donor is quick and easy. It all starts with a simple swab of the cheek. Any generally healthy person between the ages of 18 and 55 can register as a donor. Interested donors can visit www.deletebloodcancer.org to register or learn more about how to help.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook On April 24th, 2017, the Writers Guild of Canada held the 21st annual national awards honouring excellence in screenwriting. The WGC Screenwriting Awards took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto and were hosted by Laurie Elliott, and written by Terry McGurrin and Laurie Elliott. Congratulations to the winners, marked in bold below..CHILDREN’SNumb Chucks, Season 2 “The Chucks Get Stuck in a Hole”Written by Josh Gal.Odd Squad, Season 2 “Drop Gadget Repeat”Written by Tim McKeonOdd Squad, Season 2 “Failure to Lunch”Written by Mark De Angelis.DOCUMENTARYNot Criminally Responsible: Wedding SecretsWritten by John Kastner.Quebec My Country Mon PaysWritten by John Walker..FEATURE FILMARQWritten by Tony Elliott.MaudieWritten by Sherry White.Two Lovers and a BearWritten by Kim Nguyen.MOW & MINISERIESBruno & Boots: Go Jump in the PoolWritten by Adam Barken.Odd Squad: The MovieStory by Mark De Angelis, Tim McKeon / Teleplay by Mark De Angelis, Tim McKeon, Adam Peltzman.UnclaimedWritten by Dennis Foon..BEST SCRIPT FROM A ROOKIE SERIES.Letterkenny, Season 1 “Ain’t No Reason to Get Excited”Written by Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney.Private Eyes, Season 1 “Family Jewels”Written by Shelley Eriksen.Second Jen, Season 1 “Couch Surfing”Written by Amanda Joy & Samantha Wan.Wynonna Earp, Season 1 “Bury Me With My Guns On”Written by Alexandra Zarowny..TV COMEDY .Kim’s Convenience, Season 1 “Ddong Chim”Written by Garry Campbell.Kim’s Convenience, Season 1 “Janet’s Photos”Written by Ins Choi & Kevin White.Letterkenny, Season 1 “Super Soft Birthday”Written by Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney..TV DRAMA.19-2, Season 3 “Fall”Written by Nikolijne Troubetzkoy.This Life, Season 2 “Destruction as Creation”Written by Celeste Parr.X Company, Season 2 “August 19th”Written by Stephanie Morgenstern & Mark Ellis..TWEENS & TEENS.Degrassi: Next Class, Season 2 “#CheckYourPrivilege”Written by Cole Bastedo.Degrassi: Next Class, Season 1 “#TeamFollowBack”Written by Ian MacIntyre.Degrassi: Next Class, Season 2 “#TurntUp”Written by Courtney Jane Walker.Degrassi: Next Class, Season 1 “#YesMeansYes”Written by Alejandro Alcoba..SHOWRUNNER AWARDAaron Martin..DENIS MCGRATH AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE WGCAndrew Wreggitt..SONDRA KELLY AWARDDiana Frances..JIM BURT SCREEN WRITING PRIZEDaniel Whiddenlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Netflix Canada (Techvibes Copyright) Advertisement Login/Register With: Over the last day or so, several stories have broken regarding the idea of OTT streaming giant Netflix setting up a Toronto hub for production. A better question to ask might be “Why hasn’t Netflix announced a Canadian hub yet?”It was in September 2017 that Netflix announced they would be setting up their first-ever subsidiary company, dubbed Netflix Canada, as well as a $525 million-plus investment into Canadian content and partnerships. The Los Gatos-based streaming company received a lot of backlash for not clearly outlining their intentions, which forced Netflix’s director of global public policy Corie Wright to write a blog post describing exactly what the investment meant, in addition to discerning Netflix as an online service rather than a broadcaster.Almost a year and a half after that original announcement, Toronto Mayor John Tory told The Canadian Press that he has a “very high level of confidence” that Netflix will be setting up a hub in the city. Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgACCRA, Ghana — On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana’s capital, Accra.The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal e-waste recyclers who take unwanted electronics, strip them of their cables and burn away the protective covers to reach the valuable copper beneath.It’s a dangerous way to make a living, but an easily available one for the many unskilled workers arriving in search of money to get by. Ghana imports about 150,000 tons of secondhand electronics a year, according to a 2011 study co-ordinated under the Basel Convention, a global treaty on hazardous waste.Like many of the informal e-waste recyclers picking through the trash that comes largely from Europe and North America, Amin Idris comes from northern Ghana. After too many lungfuls of the acrid air, he decided to change his approach.“When I used to burn these cables, I felt ill,” he said. “That’s why I stopped burning and started bringing cables in here.”He stood at a wire-stripping machine at Green Advocacy Ghana, a non-governmental organization that operates inside the Agbogbloshie dump. For a fee ranging from 2 to 10 U.S. cents per pound of metal, electrical cables are fed through blades that slit open the plastic, making it easy to reach the copper or other metal wires inside.“When I strip cables here, it looks much better than burnt copper, and we’ll get higher prices for this stripped copper” Idris said.Bennett Nana Akuffo has run Green Advocacy Ghana for more than three years.“Every month, every year, we keep on getting more and more people. It’s a slow process and the people we are dealing with, for want of a better word, they are sometimes difficult to accept change,” Nana Akuffo said. “So it’s been a slow and gradual process.”The Environmental Protection Agency is Ghana’s main environmental regulator. “The law prohibits open burning of waste, in any form or shape. This includes electronic waste,” Principal Program Officer Larry Kotoe said.“Having said that, we are not saying the e-waste recyclers shouldn’t burn but rather that this predominantly informal sector should be transformed. The law is seeking to rebuild their capacity, retool them, so that they can safely dismantle e-waste.”While only Green Advocacy Ghana is currently active on the ground in the Agbogbloshie dump, the German government in partnership with Ghana’s government is building a health clinic and e-waste recycling training centre due to open there in early 2019.For professor Julius Fobil with the University of Ghana, more community participation from the start would make a project like Green Advocacy Ghana more effective. Environmental literacy among the informal workers “is currently very low,” he said.Fobil is concluding a long-term study of the health effects on e-waste recyclers at Agbogbloshie. He carried out blood and urine tests on a group of e-waste workers between 2016 and 2018.They “tend to have difficulties breathing,” he said. “Ailments range from minor coughs to complicated health problems like COPD. That’s chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. We are also seeing that some of them are susceptible to long-term exposure like the increase of cancers — cancer due to exposure to some of these complex chemicals.”That’s a cost the dump’s informal recyclers, who make up to an estimated $285 a month, cannot afford to pay.___Follow Africa news at https://twitter.com/AP_AfricaNeil Shaw, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Rabat – Marrakech’s Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) once again ranked top among higher institutions in Morocco, Maghreb and French-speaking African countries, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.UCA is among the best universities in the world, among the top five percent of all the 20,000 ranked higher education institutions, according to a press release issued by the university.The British magazine, Times Higher Education, evaluates the world’s universities based on 13 strict performance criteria related to their fundamental missions, including research, international standards and the transfer of knowledge. UCA’s success in large part is attributable to it being a dynamic research institute and a growing number of researchers who have been cited in many prestigious international journals, according to the statement.The university’s scientific research strategy, initiated in 2011,is to improve research structures within international and multidisciplinary scientific communities, encourage the mobility of researchers and promote an international openness through reflecting its clear vision for research and innovation.The university’s Marrakech City of Innovation project will allow the university to assert its excellence even more as a source of innovation. “This structure will house the research centers of several laboratories in order to showcase significant results” and provide a platform for heavy equipment which may be of interest to manufacturers.The university’s latest discovery in February was a system of seven Exo-planets (earth-like planets), of which at least three may be sustainable of life. The discovery was conducted by the U.S. Space Agency (NASA) with the participation of Cadi Ayyad’s Astronomical Observatory team.“The challenge now is to sustain the project over the long term and to continue this positive dynamic in order to achieve an even more efficient research system,” said the University. “This will enable the university to contribute to the development of scientific knowledge, and reflect favorably not only on Morocco, but on Africa and worldwide.”In August Cadi Ayyad University was ranked among the top 100 universities in the Arab world with respect to global web performance, according to Webometrics 2017 international ranking of universities. read more

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The US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing  technical problems with its visa systems, the US Embassy in Colombo said.The Embassy said that the issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category and apologized for the inconvenience adding that it is working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Colombo visa applicants should monitor the US Embassy website at http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/ or the U.S. Embassy Colombo Facebook page for updates.  Assistance with rescheduling is available by calling 011-770-3703 between the hours of 8am and 8pm on weekdays or emailing support-srilanka@ustraveldocs.com Currently, U.S. embassies are unable to print most nonimmigrant visas and process online applications submitted after June 8, 2015. Colombo visa applicants with June appointments who completed their online applications after June 8 are encouraged to reschedule their interviews at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/lk/. read more

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“From what I know, they (the AU) have resources up till March,” Mr. Annan told journalists after his monthly luncheon with the 15 Security Council members. “We did discuss eventual UN involvement, but, of course, it will mean we can only get involved once the African Union mandate has ended and we are in discussions with them,” he said, adding, “At this stage, we have started contingency planning to be ready if and when the decision is taken for us to go in.”For more than a year, the Security Council has sought to end the civil strife, disarm the marauding Janjaweed Arab militia, halt impunity and find a political solution. The Council has also imposed an arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban on belligerents in Darfur, and has referred the situation there to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Mr. Annan said today that the number of people of Darfur the UN was feeding had risen to 3 million from 1 million, but the media spotlight has waned.The AU’s chairman, former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, would come to New York or hold a meeting elsewhere to discuss details, but a UN force could not be prepared by March and there should not be a gap between the mandates of the two forces, Mr. Annan said. At an AU ministerial meeting on Darfur today, Mr. Konaré indicated that the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) would stay on for another nine to 12 months if the donor community gave it the necessary resources and logistical support. If those were not forthcoming, AMIS would run out of funds by March, Mr. Annan said.“Obviously the international community cannot allow that situation to go unaddressed and, in all likelihood, will have to look at other options, including possibly the UN working with the African Union to address that situation. But they need money. They need it quickly,” he said.Meanwhile, given the size of the territory whichever force was deployed there would have to be structured differently, placing more emphasis on mobility and quick responses needing sophisticated equipment and logistical support. “I will be turning to governments with that kind of capacity, if we were to be given the mandate,” he said.In September the UN’s largest summit ever approved a resolution on the responsibility of all governments to protect their citizens and the Secretary-General said today that Sudan would present the first challenge under that measure. Sudan had said it would only accept African troops, “but we have gone beyond that now,” he added.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has the task of supporting the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the Government of Sudan and the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in Nairobi, Kenya, one year ago. It also has a mandate from the Security Council to provide some support to AMIS in Darfur. read more

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WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Gary Cohn, the No. 2 executive at the powerhouse Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs, to a prominent White House economic post.That’s according to two people informed of the decision.Cohn, 56, would lead the White House’s National Economic Council, a posting that would require him to leave his $21-million-a-year job as president and chief operating officer at Goldman. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly vilified Goldman Sachs for the firm’s outsize influence in the financial system. Yet with Cohn’s selection, Trump will have named three current or former Goldman officials to key positions in his administration.The people informed of the decision insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the expected move. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2016 1:24 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trump expected to name a top Goldman exec to economic post read more

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The convoy is leaving the Turkish border crossing at Nusaybin and is bound for the city of Qamishli, according to Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Nigel Fisher.It marks the first time since the conflict started in March 2011 that the UN has been able to carry aid across into Syria from Turkey, noted Mr. Fisher, who expressed appreciation for the approvals given by both countries which enabled the crossing.“The opportunity to start the dispatch of a convoy of 79 trucks through the Nusaybin/Qamishli border is a sign of progress. We are encouraged by this development, which, although a small step, gives us hope that additional border crossing points will be opened up, to enable us to provide much more humanitarian assistance to the countless Syrians who are in desperate need of support for their very survival.” The convoy is carrying food supplies, blankets and mattresses, family kits, hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies from the World Food Programme (WFP), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Organization for Migration. This latest development comes nearly one month after the adoption of a resolution by the UN Security Council demanding that all parties, particularly the Syrian authorities, promptly allow “rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access” for UN agencies and their partners, including across conflict lines and across borders.Well over 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which recently entered its fourth year, while an estimated 9 million others have been driven from their homes. In addition, there are currently more than 2.4 million refugees from Syria registered in neighbouring countries.Among other consequences, the ongoing conflict has resulted in a breakdown of health services, shortage of qualified personnel and the disruption of reproductive health supplies. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of an estimated 200,000 pregnant women in the country who are facing malnutrition, lack of medical care and unsafe deliveries. “Many pregnant women in Syria suffer multiple challenges, such as psychological difficulties, gynaecological problems, nutritional shortages and complications from early pregnancies,” said Daniel Baker, UNFPA Syria Regional and Response Advisor. “Maternal deaths tend to increase during disasters. Yet these can be prevented if urgent interventions are made at the right time.”As the conflict displaces thousands of women and threatens their security, pregnant women are increasingly opting for Caesarean sections to ensure access to a doctor at the time of delivery, UNFPA noted.The agency said it is “alarmed” by the increase in the rate of Caesarean sections within Syria, from 19 per cent in 2011 to 45 per cent in certain areas in 2013. Global guidelines recommend that no more than 15 per cent of deliveries should be performed this way. This adds to the costs and strains on an already overburdened health system and puts women at further risk.Meanwhile, the experts comprising the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances today highlighted the issue of disappearances, noting that it has received an increasing number of cases since the start of the Syria conflict. “Enforced disappearances are being perpetrated as a systematic and widespread attack on civilians, thus qualifying as a crime against humanity,” the Working Group observed in a news release. “The situation of enforced disappearances in Syria is alarming and deserves immediate United Nations attention.”The five-member Group also voiced deep concern that opposition forces have resorted to similar practices against civilians perceived to be supporting the Government, human rights defenders, journalists and religious leaders.The Group has requested the Security Council to consider referring the matter to the International Criminal Court, and called on the Human Rights Council, the General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, to take action. “We also call on Syria to take decisive action to eradicate enforced disappearances, ensure its prevention and bring perpetrators to account,” the experts stated. read more

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Ohio State then-freshman goalie Andrea Braendli (30) prepares for a shot in the game against Minnesota State on Oct. 11. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Assistant Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s hockey team is set and ready to go for a road trip after a bye week of preparation.No. 6 Ohio State (11-5, 7-3 WCHA) last played Nov. 17 when it swept Minnesota Duluth at home in a top 10 matchup. This week, the Buckeyes face conference opponent Minnesota State (7-5-2, 2-5-1 WCHA), a team that they swept earlier in the season at home. The last time Ohio State played on the road, it lost twice to then-winless Bemidji State. After the week off, Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said the team took the bye to make the necessary improvements.“Although it was a bye week, it wasn’t really,” Muzerall said. “We took that as a training week. It was a bad road weekend the last time against Bemidji, but we can’t keep looking in the rearview mirror. We’ve moved on from that and we bounced back incredibly against Duluth in the following weekend. Now we know what’s at stake.”Minnesota State has not had a winning season since the 2003-04 season and currently rides a three-game winning streak. Continuing that streak with a statement win against a top 10 team such as Ohio State would certainly attract attention. Muzerall said the key to beating Minnesota State again is getting to its freshman goaltender Abigail Levy early. “Last time we played them, we only won by a goal, but we dominated the game,” Muzerall said. “What that told me is that they have a very good goaltender, and she is. So, we just got to rattle her early and get on the board early. If we don’t, then the key is not to panic. You just keep getting shots on net, crashing the net and the end result may not be pretty, but it still shows on the scoreboard.” Ohio State also has an impressive goaltender of its own in freshman Andrea Braendli. Braendli won WCHA Rookie of the Week for her play against Minnesota Duluth, saving 48 shots over the two games, the second time of the season Braendli received rookie of the week honors. The first time she won the award was when the Buckeyes played the Mavericks. Braendli feels very confident that she and her fellow Buckeyes will come out on top in the goaltender matchup. “Those successes are always an honor to receive. It’s a big confidence booster as we go up to face the Mavericks,” Braendli said. “The last two games we played against them were my first two WCHA games and I know I can do even better in these games. I know Levy is really good, but I think I’m better. I’m not focusing on her. I have to focus on myself, so I can be prepared.” Braendli said another key for an Ohio State win is to continue playing its aggressive style of play.“Buckeye hockey is how we succeed. We’re unique in that our hockey is a very interesting play style,” Braendli said. “We plan to be ready from the first shift and we expect them to come out hard and fast. Our Buckeye hockey means that we will pressure back. Our hockey is fast and aggressive and when we play like that, I believe that we are the better team.” The Buckeyes play two games this weekend on Friday and Saturday against Minnesota State. Friday’s game is set to start at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game is set for 3 p.m. read more

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Despite average season, French vice-champion Chambery Savoie has trust in players. Edin Basic and Cedric Paty signed new contracts with the team – biggest rival of Montpellier in France. Since 2010, experienced Basic (33) is in the team. In first season, he was the best scorer of the team in the EHF Champions League with 62 goals. ← Previous Story Copa Del Rey final: Atletico Madrid 37-31 Barcelona! Next Story → HSV without Bertrand Gille for at least a month! Cedric PatyChambery SavoieEdin Basic

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first_imgUpdated at 10.30pmNELSON MANDELA, FORMER President of South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died. He was 95.The news was announced by a clearly a emotional South African president Jacob Zuma live on television, who said Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.“He is now resting,” a sombre Zuma said as he addressed the nation on TV.“Our nation has lost its greatest son.”Mandela, who was elected South Africa’s first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state.The national icon’s family members began to gather at his home earlier today, as news began to filter out that ‘Madiba’ was on his deathbed.His condition as he was discharged from hospital was described at the time as ‘critical and unstable,’ with much speculation that he was being allowed home to die.The hospitalisation, the fourth in seven months, was the latest in a string of health scares relating to recurring pneumonia.His lung problems date back to 1988 when he was diagnosed with early-stage tuberculosis while incarcerated in apartheid-era jails. He spent 27 years in prison after being arrested and convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government in 1962.Thoughts and prayers have been offered up for the Nobel laureate in the past year. However, there has also been an element of acceptance that the country’s first black president had become frail and aged.Today, the country, which is still deeply divided in terms of race and socio-economic class, mourns the statesman many still refer to by his clan name. He is the symbol of unification in a country destroyed by racial tensions and inequality and seen as the architect of the nation’s democracy.After decades of activism, Mandela stepped down from politics in 1999. He has not appeared in public since South Africa’s football World Cup final in 2010.Additional reporting, Sinéad O’Carroll and wire services.Read: Outraged South Africans condemn Mandela ‘exploitation’ after photocall>More: Divided South Africa honours Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthdaylast_img read more

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first_imgAN OUTBREAK OF measles has affected over 800 people in the UK.The outbreak is centred on the south Wales town of Swansea but health experts warn there is a serious risk that the virus could spread.Measles is a highly contagious virus which can cause serious complications in around one in 15 cases, leading to deafness, brain damage and even death.The HSE is advising families considering visiting Wales and the north east of England to ensure that all family members have been immunised with the MMR vaccine to protect them against measles.Waterford County Councillor Joe Conway is in agreement with the HSE and has warned that “Swansea is 115 miles from the ferry port of Rosslare – and tens of thousands traverse the Swansea area each week on their way to Ireland”.MMR injectionBetween 1996 and 2012 an average of 550 people contracted the disease each year in Britain, but this latest epidemic has already infected 808 people.It is believed that up to two million schoolchildren are unprotected due to a scare which linked the measles, mumps and rubella jab (MMR) with autism.Health officials pointed the finger at disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 report, which appeared in prestigious medical journal The Lancet, that linked the MMR with autism.Many parents decided not to have their children immunised as a result.Wakefield is barred from practising in Britain after a panel ruled that he had “failed in his duties as a responsible consultant” in his published research.The Lancet fully retracted the study and noted that some of the report had been falsified.- © AFP, 2013Read: Measles outbreak in Swansea spreads to 620 people >last_img read more

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first_imgWhilst it’s no secret that Samsung’s latest Android handset – codenamed the Nexus S – was rumored to have the latest Android OS (2.3) installed, it’s only now that we can confirm its existence. It seems that XDA developers managed to get hold of a handset from an unnamed source and took some snapshots of the screen in the process (whilst they got the chance). This could explain why the photos were blurry, but they do show Android 2.3 running on the phone. It also proves that Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0.As we reported earlier in the month the Samsung Nexus S is a thin and curved device, featuring a convex display. The curved display is something Samsung has been shopping around for awhile, claiming it offers improved perceived usability over a flat display. Apparently, Sprint was impressed and wanted to bring the curved display to their networks in time for the holidays, but Samsung was unable to deliver the sort of volume they were looking for, making the curved display’s first appearance in the Nexus S.We also have more of an idea over the phones official specs. The processor for one is a meaty Arm7 CPU (no speed reported as of yet) and it should have enough ram to handle most Apps, though the internal storage seems a little stingy but this should be supported with microSD expansion. It’s also got 720P HD video recording capabilities which will coexist with its 5MP camera if our previous report was accurate.Specs:ArmV7 CPU – Could be Dual Core Open GL ES Supported 512 or 328MB Ram (Not 100% known) 1GB or 2GB Internal Memory (Not 100% known) 800×480 Screen Resolution 4″ Screen Size SuperAmoled2 – Possibly 720P HD Videos being released on the NexusRead more at XDA DevelopersnexusSnexusSnexusSnexusS_2nexusS_3last_img read more

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first_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook WWE has uploaded a video, above, of various WWE stars talking about who they are looking forward to seeing in the Mae Young Classic that returns tomorrow.Zelina Vega, Charlotte Flair, Shelton Benjamin, D-Von Dudley and others are interviewed.Ronda Rousey to wrestle on RAW next weekIn only the second time in her short WWE career, RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will return to the ring on RAW next Monday night for a tag team match.Rousey will team with Natalya against Alexa Bliss and Alicia Fox.NEXT WEEK: #RAW #WomensChampion @RondaRousey teams with @NatbyNature to take on @AlexaBliss_WWE & @AliciaFoxy! pic.twitter.com/RMWGOBklFZ— WWE (@WWE) September 4, 2018 Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Google+ Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Becky Lynch Videos Articles Twitter WhatsApp WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgSurface fuels burn in the Moose Creek Fire last October near Sutton. (Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry)With temperatures rising and little rainfall across much of the state: fire season is here.Listen nowBut Alaska’s trees and grasses aren’t quite ready, according to Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service spokesperson Beth Ipsen.“Greening up is, is when leaves, when the trees start to leave, leaf up and we have green grass,” Ipsen said. “So right now the grass is dead, so it’s very susceptible to ignitions.”Ipsen said that the areas of greatest concern are not in the middle of nowhere, but rather the places where people live.“At this time of the year, we have more human starts, we don’t have lightning strikes, that happens later on in the summer,” Ipsen said.In particular, Ipsen said some fires start because Alaskans are getting their yards ready for the summer.“It’s springtime, people are cleaning up, doing a little spring cleaning, and they’re wanting to burn things, like debris piles, and while it’s okay to do that, you need a burn permit to do that,” Ipsen said. “What’s great about these burn permits is they are very descriptive of safety measures to take when you’re doing debris piles. It’s also burn barrels, it’s basically anything that’s larger than ten by ten.”There are a few specific precautions you can take to reduce the fire danger around your home and property when burning dead grass and debris.“Don’t burn during times that there’s high winds, and there, you can go online and check the forestry website, and it will have whether there is a burn suspension in your area,” Ipsen said. “The biggest thing is: don’t leave your fire burning, don’t leave it unattended, make sure it’s out before you leave the area.”For more information on fire safety and burn permits, you can visit the Alaska Division of Forestry website.last_img read more

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first_imgIAF informed that there are no survivors from the crash of An 32 aircraft.Twitter/ANISix bodies and remains of seven others were recovered from the crash site of An-32 in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, June 20. The bodies and the remains will be taken to the Indian Air Force base in Jorhat.The wreckage of the missing aircraft was located by a Mi-17 helicopter of the IAF on June 12.The aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the flight data recorder or the black box were also recovered. The black box has suffered damage and an investigation by the Air Force to find out the actual cause of the crash may take more time, a defence spokesperson was quoted as saying in several media reports.The IAF had confirmed on June 13 that there were no survivors in the crash site of its An-32 aircraft. Taking to Twitter, the IAF had tweeted: “Eight members of the rescue team have reached the crash site today morning. IAF is sad to inform that there are no survivors from the crash of An-32.”The Russian-origin An-32 aircraft went missing after it took off from Jorhat air base in Assam at 12.25 pm on June 3 for the Mechuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh. The plane’s last contact with ground agencies was at around 1.00 pm on the same day, within 33 minutes of taking off.Total 13 members, including eight aircrew and five passengers, were on board the aircraft.Those killed in the crash were identified as Wing Commander GM Charles, Squadron Leader H Vinod, Flight Lieutenant MK Garg, Flight Lieutenant S Mohanty, Flight Lieutenant A Tanwar, Flight Lieutenant R Thapa, Warrant Officer KK Mishra, Sergeant Anoop Kumar, Corporal Sherin, Leading Aircraftman SK Singh and Leading Aircraftman Pankaj.IAF had deployed a Sukhoi-30 aircraft in addition to a fleet of C-130J and An-32 planes and Mi-17 and ALH choppers for the operation. The ground forces included troops from the Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and state police.last_img read more

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first_imgBigmarketresearch.com offers 2018 report on Application Release Orchestration Software Market that evaluates industry growth trends through historical data and estimates future prospects based on comprehensive research. The report extensively provides the market share, growth, trends and forecasts for the period 2018-2025.The Application Release Orchestration Software Market is continuously growing across the world over the coming years. Application release orchestration tools are used by developers and DevOps teams to manage, automate, and facilitate application release processes. Escalating demand from enterprises across the developed and developing countries and surging disposable income of the enterprises are the drivers of the market across the world. Furthermore, it provides a grouping of deployment automation and release orchestration capabilities to improve to increases the quality & governance of application releases. 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North America and Europe both are estimated to grow at significant rate in the global Application Release Orchestration Software market over the forecast period 2018-2025.The regional analysis of Global Application Release Orchestration Software Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share owing to fast growing regions such as India and China. North America and Europe both are estimated to grow at significant rate in the global Application Release Orchestration Software market over the forecast period 2018-2025.The major market player included in this report are: XebiaLabs, Electric Cloud, GitLab, IBM, Red Hat, Octopus Deploy, CA Technologies, Microsoft, Puppet, Micro Focus, VMware, ARCAD Software, Inedo and Clarive SoftwareAvail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2954214?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNThe objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. 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first_img Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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November 18, 2016 — Rayence Inc. announced the latest entries to its growing line of wireless flat panel digital radiography (DR) detectors will be shown at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago.The new, ergonomically designed Rayence C-Series Cesium Iodide and Gadolinium Oxysulfide wireless detectors with tapered, recessed edges and a sure-grip backing are designed to offer new levels of handling, functionality and diagnostic image quality in the X-ray room and beyond.Acquiring large patient body type images is easy with the 17- x17-inch C-Series, capturing the widest chest or pelvis. Each C-Series detector incorporates user-activated, internal image storage capable of storing up to 200 images, and even allows image acquisition while a computer or network connection is unavailable. Optional magnetic battery charger connection in an X-ray table and wall stand Bucky cabinet provides the added benefit of constant battery charging capability. All thin and lightweight, the complete C-Series line provides detector room sharing functionality that registers panels across multiple workstations to maximize continuous productivity between rooms or for portable use.Ideally formatted for all tabletop extremity exams as well as for pediatric or neonate imaging, the Rayence 10- x12-inch wireless format, like the large format C-series, has built-in auto-triggering technology that signals the start of image capture without direct X-ray generator integration to expand C-Series use across a wide range of any pre-existing analog or digital X-ray equipment.All Rayence C-Series wireless detectors are manufactured with a seamless, IPX6 water-resistant, magnesium alloy and unibody construction and combined with a shock-, vibration- and scratch-resistant carbon fiber composition that makes them well-suited for demanding imaging environments.The C-Series detectors are equipped with a rechargeable lithium battery (having a battery life of four hours), a dual bay battery charger, two additional batteries and a three-year manufacturer warranty.For more information: www.rayenceusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 18, 2016 Rayence Debuts C-Series Wireless Flat Panel Detectors at RSNA 2016 Ergonomics and functionality combine to offer heightened versatility in imaging environments Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. 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