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October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Provincial fire officials say a blaze burning near High Level continues to spread, but has not advanced toward the northwestern Alberta town.The Chuckegg Creek fire now covers nearly 993 square kilometres, compared with 976 square kilometres on Thursday.Some 5,000 people in High Level and surrounding communities remain out of their homes after heeding an evacuation order on the long weekend.Crews have successfully completed a controlled burn along highways leading south and west of town to remove fuel for the wildfire.Hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze in the bush as well as working to protect buildings in and around the town.Alberta Wildfire incident commander Scott Elliot has said a forecasted shift in winds early next week could push the fire toward High Level.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

October 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMiley Cyrus is supporting a ban on carriage horses in NYC, and her Mom is right behind her.“Miley grew up around animals and with all our horses growing up, so she is very passionate about protecting all animals,” Tish Cyrus told E! News.Tish explained that they have been supporting a petition to ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC, which has now reached 100,000 signatures.“Miley’s fans have been amazing,” she said. “We were trying to reach at least 100,000 people signing the petition and, after Miley tweeted, her fans got us 6,000 signatures in a few hours and pushed us over. We couldn’t have done it without all her fans.”According to the organizers of the petition: “Horses do not belong in a congested, urban setting where they constantly breathe exhaust in dangerous traffic. There have been more than 18 accidents in the past two years. The horses live in tiny stable stalls, with no access to green pastures.”“You all made my mama and all the horses so happy 🙂 my fans really do come in handy,” tweeted Miley.To sign the petition, click here.Source:E! Onlinelast_img read more

October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN News The Google Earth Voyager residential school story is an interactive project which maps out the more than one hundred schools across Canada.The project uses survivor testimony and photos to bring to light the history of residential schools in Canada.View the interactive map here:last_img

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgChennai: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan, who is at the centre of a raging row over his Hindu extremist remarks, Friday said “every religion has its own terrorists” and no one can claim to be sanctimonious. The Makkal Needhi Maiam chief also said that he was not afraid of being arrested but warned any such action would escalate tensions. Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said a report has been sought from the District Election Officer (DEO) on Haasan’s Hindu extremist remarks made at Aravakurichi in Karur. Haasan said the remarks made during the Aravakurichi Assembly segment by-poll campaign meet on Sunday were not made for the first time, even as he asserted that “every religion has its own terrorist” and “this shows that all religions have their extremists.” The actor-politician, who had filed an anticipatory bail plea after an FIR was registered in Aravakurichi in Karur district for his remarks, said he had made similar comments in Chennai during the Lok Sabha election campaign but it was being taken note of now by those people “whose confidence is dipping.” “Let me tell you, terrorists abound in all religions. Around history, you can list many people from many religions. So I was talking in that (sense). Every religion has its own terrorists and we cannot claim that we are sanctimonious and we have not done that. History shows you that all religions have their extremists,” he told reporters here, adding his focus in Sunday’s campaign speech was on maintaining harmony. Haasan was asked if he could have avoided mentioning Godse’s Hindu religion. The actor-politician said he stood firm on his remarks made on Sunday. He claimed there were no tensions after he made the remarks, and alleged “tensions were created”, apparently by his detractors. Asked if he had filed the anticipatory bail plea in the Madras High Court fearing arrest, Haasan replied in the negative. “I don’t fear arrest but I have got campaigning to do. Let them arrest, but if they arrest me tensions will escalate. This is not my request but an advice. Better not to do that,” he said. He also alleged that the media selectively edited his speech that day. Meanwhile, Sahoo said a report has been sought from the DEO on the matter. In Kamal Haasan’s case, already FIRs have been registered and the police has informed us. Political parties have also represented,” he told reporters. The matter was being investigated by the DEO and “we are waiting for the DEO report,” Sahoo added. Haasan, when asked if he felt ‘intimidated’ by state Minister Rajendra Bhalaji saying the actor’s tongue should be cut off for his remarks or incidents like stone-pelting in his public meetings, said he didn’t even feel threatened. “No, I am not even threatened. I feel that the quality of the polity is going down. I will not indulge in this mud slinging back and forth,” he said. Asked what he thought about the Minister’s remarks, he said “it shows his character.” When a scribe asked if he would apologise to Hindus without any party leanings for his remarks, he said one should differentiate between Hindus and the RSS. “We should differentiate who are Hindus, who is RSS. You can’t generalise. Political functionaries will get hurt any time, non-political persons with a faith will only wonder for sometime why he has spoken like this…things like getting hurt, getting angry and attacking are political tools. They are violent tools,” he said. Even in the past, various groups had protested against him, “but people later realised they were not proper,” he said without referring to any particular incident. Incidentally, Haasan had faced the ire of Muslim groups who wanted his 2013 flick ‘Vishwaroopam’ banned, after they took umbrage to the depiction in some scenes of the community in the film and had staged vociferous protests. His ‘Dasavatharam’ (2008) too faced release-time issues when a Vaishnavite organisation had moved the court against the very title of the film, which means the Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu, besides objecting to certain scenes. On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reported statement that a Hindu cannot be a terrorist, Haasan said, “History and history teachers are there to respond to him.” “Many think he is very knowledgeable. Therefore history and history professors are there to respond to him,” the MNM chief said. The actor further said he will always reach out to all faiths. With regard to police denying him permission to undertake campaigning in Sulur Assembly constituency in Coimbatore on Friday, the MNM chief asked if there was problem then why can’t the by poll be postponed. “If government or police feel the situation is not conducive, fear law and order (problem), they should probably postpone Sulur bypoll,” he added.last_img read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“No one can afford to see a destabilized Afghanistan in the region,” said Mr. Annan, speaking at a joint press conference with Dutch Prime Jan Peter Balkenende at The Hague. “We saw what it meant when Afghanistan was destabilized in the hands of the Taliban and terrorists. Do we want to go back to that?” The UN, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom are hosting the London Conference on Afghanistan, a three-day gathering of world leaders that begins tomorrow. The Conference will launch the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year plan for engaging the international community in the strife-torn nation. Mr. Annan, who held talks with Prime Minister Balkenende, said Afghanistan had made substantial progress with the international community’s support and it was time to consolidate those gains by focusing on reconstruction and recovery. “But that kind of recovery and reconstruction needs to be done in a reasonably secure environment,” he added. “You cannot have development or reconstruction without security and you cannot have security without development. And all this has to be rooted in international law and respect for human rights or otherwise these developments cannot be long sustained.” In response to a question on safety, Mr. Annan said the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the United States have helped maintain security as they train local troops. He said the troops heading south will help strengthen security so UN staff and other international relief and development workers can do their jobs. Mandated by the UN Security Council and led by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), ISAF was created in December 2001 after the United States-led forces ousted the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. It was initially created for six months to help the Afghan Interim Authority maintain security in Kabul and surrounding areas, so that the members of the Authority and UN mission personnel could work in a safe environment. The Security Council last extended its mandate, until October of 2006, in September. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

On the margins of the Assembly meeting, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan along with a panel of regional health experts launched the Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Country Profiles 2014, taking stock of progress made within countries since the adoption of the 2011 UN Political Declaration on NCDs. Delivering opening remarks, Dr. Chan said the report provides an overview of developments including that half of the world’s countries now have a plan and a budget to address diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease and that the number of countries monitoring the main six risk factors – such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet an, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – has doubled since 2010. In September 2011, world leaders formally recognized non-communicable diseases as a major threat to health, economies, and societies and placed them high on the development agenda. The Political Declaration adopted by the Assembly gave WHO a leadership role, along with several time-bound assignments. The report launched today outlines progress made over the past three years on a country-by-country basis. The national snapshots include estimates on the current burden and recent trends in NCD deaths and risk factors alongside data on the country’s capacity to address challenges. More than 190 Governments have agreed to the WHO global action plan to halt the epidemic and reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25 per cent by 2025. Pointing out several challenges, Dr. Chan urged Governments to act. Policy incoherence undermines the influence and the credibility of national authority, she said. Once Governments sign up to international treaties they have to honour them. If there is no policy coherence, “you give space for other entities like the UN and WHO to be confused by you”. Health experts from Mongolia, Chile, Kuwait, and South Africa also shared ways their nations and regions are scaling up action on non-communicable diseases and sharing lessons learned. Dr. Udval Natsag, Minister of Health of Mongolia, said her country recently introduced a cancer early detection programme. She also pointed out that almost 100 percent of the population was covered by primary health care. Nationwide public awareness campaigns on various health risk factors including on high blood pressure and tobacco use were also established. Dr. Jamie Burrows Oyarzun, Chile’s Under Secretary of Public Health shared several laws his country recently enacted, including on prohibiting the use of tobacco in certain common areas, drinking while under the influence of alcohol, and on monitoring marketing of fast food. Referring to the law against drinking and driving “wildly successful” he said the legislation has reduced by 30 per cent the number people dying in drunken driving accidents. Yet, improvements were needed in other areas including tobacco consumption. “We have to go further,” he stressed, adding that it is not enough to appeal to the behaviours of people. Rather, countries must transform social norms. The Under Secretary Health Minister of Kuwait, Dr. Khaled Al Sahlawi, said his country provides free health services for its 3.5 million citizens, costing the Health Ministry billions of dollars. Kuwait’s life expectancy has reached to 75 years and infant death is low. Alcohol is forbidden in Kuwait, and various health services including mammograms are readily available. “Our aim is get rid of this epidemic,” he said, stressing the importance of learning how other countries solve the problem, because [non-communicable diseases] are not just a health problem but rather multi-sectoral issue, which must involve ministries of health, finance and education. “We should all sit together to solve the problem,” he said, also encouraging countries to spend more money on health education, for which barely any funds are allocated. Next, Melvin Freeman of South Africa’s Ministry of Health said that there is no country in the world that can say “we have enough resources to do what we have to do”. Striking a balance between communicable and non-communicable disease prevention was critically important. South Africa implemented its own plan with 10 particular targets to be reached by 2020. They include regulations on transfats and salty foods, as well as a major education campaign with radio and TV. His country had also recently introduced the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which 330,000 girls will receive this year. Still major challenges persisted including the monitoring and surveying of progress which “lacks rigor”, he said. Johan Carlson, Director-General of the Swedish Public Health Agency pointed to his country’s strategy to combat tobacco and alcohol use, introduce HPV vaccinations and treat Crohn’s disease. It was also important to address the disparity between socioeconomic groups as they become more prevalent. Wider societal involvement was key to use the full potential of the population. read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgCHILDREN AS YOUNG as eight are being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams, causing some of them to self-harm or even attempt suicide, a British watchdog warned today.The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) said it had conducted 12 investigations over the last two years which involved this worrying trend – and suggested British children are particularly at risk.Paedophiles pretending to be children target their victims on open chat sites, before moving them into private areas where they persuade the child to send sexual images of themselves.Threats“Once the child has sent images, the offenders begin blackmailing them either for more indecent images or, in few cases, for cash,” the centre said in a statement.“And unless the child agrees, the offender threatens to share the child’s pictures with family and friends.”In some cases, the children are also forced to perform other acts live on a webcam, including writing degrading statements on their body and cutting themselves, it said.CEOP said it had identified 424 child victims of online sexual blackmail over the last two years, through its own work and that of its international partners.Seven children were driven to serious self-harm and seven took their own lives, it said.“The stories we hear are truly tragic and you cannot help but be touched by the emotional rollercoaster these youngsters must be going through,” said Andy Baker, deputy chief executive of the centre.English languageA significant proportion – 184 – of the victims were from Britain, which CEOP operations manager Stephanie McCourt blamed in part on the popularity of the English language.“They (the abusers) are able to threaten the children if they can communicate to them,” she said.She added: “The offenders have actually said that because they perceive the UK as a very free and open and liberal society, they think that they will have more success in targeting UK children.”No-one at CEOP was immediately able to give details on the nationalities of the other victims, or which other countries were involved in their research.The centre offers support for victims online and said it was working with authorities around the world to catch those responsible.- © AFP 2013.Read: One in five children exposed to dangerous content on Internet>Read: Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation>last_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Goats Can Comprehend Human Expressions, Prefer Happy People’Happy Suit’ Could Help Astronauts Beat Space Blues With a story that moves as quickly as Happy!‘s, you wonder how they can possibly keep it going. There’s a little girl who’s been kidnapped, and the mob is after our main character. Both of those elements put a serious time pressure on things. Combine that with frenetic violence and an energetic CGI creature, and you get a show that wouldn’t seem to have the luxury of slowing things down. As fun as that’s been to watch the last two weeks, it hasn’t let us get to know the characters as well as it could have. Last week’s episode established the stakes and set everyone on their paths for the season. This one spent much of its time in flashbacks to better introduce the characters. It’s something the show has needed to do. It’s fun to watch Nick be a grizzled misanthrope, but we care about him more now that we know how he got that way. And how he got that way is seriously messed up.The earliest we see of Nick is him and Meredith as partners. They’re checking up on a rich lawyer who routinely beats his mistress, with whom he’s had a baby. The reason he keeps getting away with it is he works for some powerful people. At this point, Nick is already pretty broken. He still has his ideals, but he’s jaded enough to know the system lets powerful people get away with bad things. Not only is it, as the already-cynical Meredith points out, a reversal of the classic old cop-young partner dynamic, but it’s also not a healthy or sustainable situation for Nick. He doesn’t talk to his partner or his wife, instead of having an affair with the former to relieve stress. He’s started taking pills out of the evidence locker, which explains a lot about the guy we’ve known for the last two episodes. Amanda clearly has her suspicions. When she visits Nick at the station, hoping to tell him that she’s pregnant, she eyes his interactions with Meredith suspiciously before Nick is called back to the abusive lawyer’s place.Christopher Meloni, Lili Mirojnick (Photo via Syfy)That’s when the episode takes the show to its most disturbing place. And that’s saying something. Remember, this is a show that opened with a drug-induced suicidal blood fountain disco party. We’ve seen a number of terrible things happen to people over the course of two episodes. Those were all treated with a sense of humor. This wasn’t. It took something seriously horrific to finally break Nick. And after how the first scene at the lawyer’s apartment played out, we all had our suspicions about what that was going to be. Nick busts into the apartment and finds him motionless, his hands covered in blood. His mistress is dead. He murdered her. Nick demands to know where the baby is and the guy says nothing. That’s when Nick goes to the kitchen and checks the microwave. Thankfully, Happy! didn’t show it, but the mere suggestion is almost more disturbing. Yeah, that’ll mess a person up real quick. What happened next is probably the happiest I’ve been to see one of Nick’s victims suffer. He takes the lawyer outside and pounds his teeth into the pavement. After what came before, I almost wish they’d shown it.That’s what breaks him. That’s why he’s no longer the hero cop he once was. That’s why, when his wife tries to tell him she’s pregnant, he reacts with anger towards the world. That’s why he was never in Hailey’s life. It’s not the raucous, wild fun the show gave us in the first two episodes, but this is exactly what it needed to do. It’s a well-told, emotionally affecting the story that makes us care about Nick and root for him to find Hailey. Things aren’t going too well in the present either. Amanda and Meredith team up to find Hailey, but Meredith is just using Amanda to get to Nick for Blue. This episode didn’t give much focus at all to the mob plot beyond a single line. That’s a good thing. There’s enough going on here that any reference to the mysterious password would only overstuff the hour and drag the whole thing down. Hailey is apparently one in a series of kidnappings. After each one, the parents receive a taunting Christmas card. They visit two parents claiming to be the latest victims to see if anyone drops off a card. While using the bathroom, Amanda investigates a noise and finds their little girl tied up in the attic. The parents are just after attention. Jesus, this show must be terrifying if you have kids.Medina Senghore (Photo via Syfy)Nick’s present day storyline is entertaining, but he really doesn’t get too far until the very end. Happy doesn’t remember much about where Very Bad Santa took Hailey, but he does remember a smell that Nick identifies as meth. Though his investigation doesn’t get him very far, it’s fun to watch Nick play detective, gather clues and piece together who he’s looking for. It’s some well-written procedural-style TV. Though there isn’t as much opportunity for comedy in the episode, the show finds its moments and uses them well. The investigation brings Nick and Happy to a strip club for department store Santas, and there are some laughs in watching Happy’s reactions to the place. We learn that Very Bad Santa is the son of an old department store Santa who was secretly a pedophile. Well, not so secretly. The elves knew. They killed him and made it look like a suicide. I’m never going to look at those green-clad seasonal employees the same way again.Joseph D. Reitman (Photo via Syfy)In the end, it’s Very Bad Santa that finds Nick, after drugging Hailey to figure out who exactly he’s looking for. Yeah, this episode isn’t as funny as the last two were. It is nice to see that it does drama and horror just as well as it does comedy, though. The scenes between Very Bad Santa and Hailey are scary, though we still don’t know why he’s kidnapping kids. Maybe it’s for the best that we’re not shown what exactly he does to them, but we’re going to need some kind of reason for his actions eventually. If only because whatever he’s doing is surely worse in our minds than it would be on screen. The episode did establish that he’s a formidable villain. The season doesn’t end when Nick finds the guy. Very Bad Santa is strong enough to take Nick’s punches and lay him out. That’s a big deal. We’ve seen Nick walk away from multiple car accidents and kill an entire poker game full of gangsters. Anyone who can best him in a fight is clearly a scary human being. And he can see Happy. Well, that’s interesting. Unfortunately, that’s where the episode ends. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out. I wonder if the Christmas setting will still be as cool after Christmas is over. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

September 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLA CENTER — In a detached tone, Brianna, a fresh-faced and youthful-looking student, sketched a scene of lost innocence.She was in Seattle on a whim to party with two older guys she barely knew. She’d lied to her parents, telling them she was at a girlfriend’s house for the weekend.The guys seemed nice enough, attractive, possibly wealthy. But she soon discovered their motives weren’t merely impure, they were also likely criminal.They told Brianna, who’d just turned 18, she could make a lot more money stripping than she could working her other job, waiting tables at a La Center restaurant.This, she thought, was what adults do.“The strip club was really loud and really dark — it smelled,” Brianna said, recalling her first moments there. “Everything there was really sticky. It had germs on it.”The guys told her she could make a lot of money with her young looks. So why not get out of La Center? Why not head down to Phoenix, Ariz., and catch some sun?Why not empty her bank account and hand it over? They’d take care of her.In only a few days, the requests became increasingly unreasonable, and she realized something was wrong. What she didn’t know until later was that she was on the brink of entering the sex trade world.last_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a statement urging all consumers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 to power them down and stop charging or using the device.This consumer warning is based on recent reports involving lithium-ion batteries in certain Note7 devices that have resulted in fires. These incidents have occurred while charging and during normal use, which has led us to call for consumers to power down their Note7s.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Comments 3 BSIP/UIG/Getty The World Health Organization has released a list of the biggest threats to global health in 2019 and, perhaps unsurprisingly, air pollution and climate change top the list.Read more: How to track the 2019 measles outbreakBut it is another threat — “vaccine hesitancy” — that the WHO has named as a major health problem and it has garnered a lot of attention, with the organization suggesting the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate may “reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases”, such as measles and diphtheria.Measles cases spiked in 2018 due to a “gaps in vaccination coverage”, according to the WHO. The disease is highly contagious and spread through the air and may cause a rash, fever and even inflammation of the brain. It can be particularly dangerous to young children and fatal. In 2016, the Americas were declared free of the disease, but it has re-emerged in the past two years, with The New York Times reporting on Jan. 17 that New York State is just coming out of “its most severe outbreak” of measles in decades. Similarly, diphtheria cases are on the rise. In 2018, diphtheria made the WHO’s list on its own because it had made “an alarming comeback” due to “significant gaps in healthcare provision”. In Venezuela, cases rose from 31 in 2016, to 786 in 2017. India saw an increase from 3,380 cases to 5,293 in the same time span.Both diseases are readily preventable with vaccinations,  but their rise in the last three years has seen the WHO take the anti-vaccination movement a little more head-on. “Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways of avoiding disease,” the WHO writes. “It currently prevents 2-3 million deaths a year, and a further 1.5 million could be avoided if global coverage of vaccinations improved.”In adding vaccine hesitancy to the threats list, it joins the Ebola virus, fragile and vulnerable settings, HIV, Dengue fever, noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and heart conditions, weak primary health care and antimicrobial resistance as some of the world’s most pressing health problems in the coming year.Air pollution is considered the “greatest environmental risk to health” in 2019. According to the WHO, “nine out of ten people breath polluted air every day” and our insistence on burning fossil fuels not only contributes to that statistic but is the major driver of climate change. Because climate change has such wide and varied effects on the environment, it contributes to global health issues in a number of ways — driving the incidence of tropical disease up and increasing health complications via heat stress and malnutrition. The WHO releases an annual list of global health threats at the beginning of each year, but notes 2019 sees the start of a new 5-year stategic plan that focuses on “a triple billion target”. That target is part of the WHO’s wishes to ensure that 1 billion more people are protected from health emergencies, enjoy better health and can access universal health coverage.  Sci-Tech Share your voice All the gadgets for getting healthy at CES 2019 Tags Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.Fight the Power: Take a look at who’s transforming the way we think about energy.  21 Photoslast_img read more

September 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKarimnagar: TRS leaders on Saturday celebrated the appointment of former MP B Vinod Kumar as vice-chairman of the State Planning Commission. TRS leaders and members of the Telangana Rashtra Vidhyarti Samithi (TRSV) distributed sweets and fired crackers on the occasion. Attending as the chief guest of the event, SUDA chairman GV Rama Krishna Rao said that the TRS senior leader, who is considered as the modern Chanakya of the Telangana State because of his skills took the voice of the Telangana to the doorsteps of Delhi and to all prominent leaders of various parties. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us During his stint as an MP, BVinod Kumar strived hard for the development of the district and brought many projects to the Karimnagar district. Recognising his continuous efforts, the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao appointed him as Vice-Chairman for the State Planning Commission, he added and expressed thanks to CM KCR. TRS leaders Hari Shankar, Rajendar, Maruthi, Ilendar Yadav, Ravi, Fahad, Venkat, Mohan, Anand, Srinivas, Parusharam, Venu Madhav, Shoukat Ali, Nayeem, Ahmed, Mosin Khan, Khadeer, Shravan Reddy, Vinod Reddy, Madhu and Prashant were present participated in the celebration.last_img read more

September 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img 00:00 /01:15 Listen Pasadena will elect a new mayor and city council in May. It will be the first contest since a judge ruled the city discriminated against Latino voters. The outcome will determine whether the city continues to challenge the verdict.In 2014, Pasadena narrowly approved a referendum, which changed the council to a mix of six members elected by geographic districts and two elected for the city at large. Before that, all members had been elected by single-member district. Attorneys for Latino voters argued the change was designed to help Anglo-backed candidates. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal agreed and ordered the city to go back to the old system.Robert Heath is an attorney handling the city’s appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court. “We asked the court, both Judge Rosenthal and the Fifth Circuit to stay Judge Rosenthal’s order pending the appeal, and they said no, they weren’t going to do that,” Heath says.Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell, who championed the referendum, is term limited and won’t be on the ballot. Seven candidates are vying to replace him. They include City Council Member Pat Van Houte, a key witness in the suit against the city. Van Houte says that, if elected, she will drop the appeal. Other candidates include City Council Member Jeff Wagner and former State Representative Gilbert Peña.Early voting begins on April 24. The general election takes place May 6. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIf you picked up a Nintendo 3DS and bemoaned the lack of available games, or if you’re holding off picking up a 3DS until there are more games available for it, you won’t have to wait much longer. Nintendo announced five new titles for the handheld console today, including Starfox in 3D, a new Super Mario 3D game, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and a new Mario Kart specifically for the 3DS.All five of the new titles will make heavy use of the 3DS’s glasses-free 3D technology. When Reggie Fils-Aime, President and CEO of Nintendo of America, took the stage to announce the titles, he acknowledged that gamers were looking for these titles since they were shown as tech demos for what the 3DS was capable of at last year’s E3. Now they’re officially announced, and on their way.The show started with Mario Kart for the 3DS, which looks like an updated Mario Kart title, much like the one fans of the DS version of Mario Kart already know and love. The promo reel showed a number of tracks that were from the original game, as well as some gorgeous-looking new tracks that will have players diving underwater and driving along the ocean floor and hang-gliding through the air. Mario Kart for the 3DS will also allow players to customize their cars with different body types and wheels instead of just switching between two or three car models per character. Nintendo said it would be available this holiday season.Nintendo then moved on to Starfox 64 for the 3DS, which will make heavy use of 3D and the 3DS’s motion controls and sensors. You’ll be able to tilt your 3DS to control your ship’s flight, and use the 3DS’s on-board camera to see the faces of other players in co-op or competitive multiplayer as they get blown out of the sky or they land hits against you. Starfox 64 for the 3DS will be available this September, and it looks fantastic.We’ll also get a brand new Super Mario game for the 3DS, complete with Mario Galaxy-style 3D puzzles and platform elements, along with the return of the tanuki suit. There’ll be new bosses, a whole new world, and tons of new levels, all available before the end of 2011, although Nintendo didn’t want to be more specific about the date.Perhaps one of the most anticipated 3DS titles has been Kid Icarus: Uprising, the first Kid Icarus game in close to 20 years. The new title will feature fast-paced hack and slash combat, 3-on-3 multiplayer competitive battles, unique weapon selection, and characters new and old to fight against. The game will also launch in conjunction with an augmented reality collectable trading card game, where you can buy and scan cards and battle other real-life opponents. Kid Icarus: Uprising will be available “later this year,” according to Fils-Aime.Finally, a brand new Luigi’s Mansion game is headed for the 3DS, Luigi’s Mansion 2, which admittedly didn’t look terribly impressive on video, but Fils-Aime promised made incredibly heavy use of 3D elements and puzzles, so the best way to experience the game will be to get hands-on with it. No launch date was mentioned for Luigi’s Mansion 2.Nintendo also rolled a demo reel full of titles headed to the 3DS and the third-party developers that they’ve lined up to make games for the handheld. Sega is bringing a new Sonic title to the 3DS, Namco will release a new Ace Combat game as well as a Pac-Man title and Tekken 3D for the 3DS, and Capcom will bring two new Resident Evil games to the 3DS. Konami is even planning Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D for the 3DS. Nintendo also unveiled a new enhanced Pokedex 3D, that’ll be a free download to anyone who already owns Pokemon: Black or Pokemon: White.These new titles will be bolstered by Nintendo’s Virtual Console and eShop, both of which will give gamers the ability to play classic games re-issued for the 3DS as well as the ability to purchase and download additional games wirelessly on the go. Also tipped later in the presentation, during the Wii U announcement, an upcoming Smash Brothers game will land on the 3DS and the Wii U at the same time, offering gamers the ability to play with friends on both devices in real-time.Nintendo clearly wanted to address the issue of available games for the 3DS. They even noted that the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will be available next week. Lining up developers and lots of new titles for their flagship portable will go a long way towards convincing gamers that it’s worth picking up.last_img read more

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Resistant gut bacteria will not go away by themselves More information: High Frequency of Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Oceans, Lauren D. McDaniel et al. Science 1 October 2010: Vol. 330. no. 6000, p. 5. DOI:10.1126/science.1192243 (PhysOrg.com) — A new study suggests that genes are transferred from one micro-organism to another up to a hundred million times more frequently than previously thought. Explore further A. TEMs of GTA particles of Roseovarius nubinhibens ISM (bar = 20 nm). B. TEMs ofGTAs produced by Reugeria mobilis 45A6 (bar = 50 nm). Image credit: Science , DOI:10.1126/science.1192243 Virus-like particles called gene transfer agents (GTAs) are produced by alpha-proteobacteria and pass from one microbe to another, taking random pieces of genetic material up to 1,000 bases long with them. The high frequency with which this has been found to occur may provide a mechanism by which bacteria in the oceans acquire novel traits, and may play an important role in evolutionary processes.One of the researchers, marine microbiologist John Paul, of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science in St Petersburg, said scientists had known “there’s a lot of gene shuffling going on in bacteria,” but until now no one had found a plausible mechanism for this horizontal gene transfer (as opposed to transfer of genes down the generations).The existence of GTAs has been known since their discovery in 1974, but until now they were considered merely curiosities or laboratory anomalies. In the laboratory bacteria only produce GTAs in their “stationary phase”, which occurs when they are under stress through crowding, waste buildup and so on. The extent to which they play a part in nature outside of the laboratory was previously unkown, but they have been found in most members of the alpha-proteobacteria. The team led by Paul first genetically engineered GTAs in two species of alpha-proteobacteria to contain a set of genes that conferred antibiotic resistance. They stressed the bacteria to initiate the stationary phase, and then filtered out and purified the GTAs.They then sealed the GTAs in bags of seawater drawn from a variety of coastal environments in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The water samples were teeming with alpha-proteobacteria and other microbes. The bags were then floated in the ocean to simulate natural conditions. After incubation in antibiotics overnight, the various kinds of bacteria surviving in the samples were examined and genetically sequenced. The researchers found up to 47% percent of the naturally occurring bacteria had incorporated the GTAs and their genetic contents into their own genomes.Lauren McDaniel, one of the co-authors of the paper said they were “absolutely amazed to see exact matches for the genes we put into the donor strain in different genera…” There are other means of horizontal gene transfer, such as cell to cell contact, by plasmids (mobile genetic elements) or by bacterial viruses, but these were unlikely to produce the results found.The paper, published in the journal Science may help explain how bacteria can rapidly adapt to change, and quickly become resistant to antibiotics. Genes spread horizontally to other bacteria can lead to an increase in the frequency of those genes if they are beneficial and lead to better chances of survival. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Horizontal gene transfer in microbes much more frequent than previoulsy thought (2010, October 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-horizontal-gene-microbes-frequent-previoulsy.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | December 16, 2009 PET Better Identifies Malignant Breast Tumors Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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But they will not be easy. read more center_img 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 | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more FDG-PET breast cancer patient.December 17, 2009 – Positron emission tomography (PET) scans used with an agent called 64Cu-TP3805 may significantly contribute to the management of breast cancer, reducing the number of biopsies.Scientists from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have discovered a possible way for malignant breast tumors to be identified, without the need for a biopsy, according to findings published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Because current imaging modalities miss up to 30 percent of breast cancers and cannot distinguish malignant tumors from benign tumors, which leads to biopsies, approximately 5.6 million biopsies performed in the United States find only benign lesions. To better identify malignant tumors, Mathew Thakur, Ph.D., professor of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and director of Radiopharmaceutical Research and Nuclear Medicine Research conducted a study using an imaging agent to target a specific biomarker that visualizes malignant breast lesions early and reliably. An agent called 64Cu-TP3805, which is used to evaluate tumors via PET imaging. 64Cu-TP3805 detects breast cancer by finding a biomarker called VPAC1, which is overexpressed as the tumor develops.The researchers compared the images using that agent with images using the “gold standard” imaging agent, 18F-FDG. They used MMTVneu mice, which are mice that develop breast tumors spontaneously, like humans. The mice first received a PET scan using the 18F-FDG. Then they received a CT scan, and then they received another PET scan using 64Cu-TP3805.Ten tumors were detected on the mice. Four tumors were detected using both 18F-FDG and 64Cu-TP3805, and four additional tumors were found with 64Cu-TP3805 only. All eight of these tumors overexpressed the VPAC1 oncogene on tumor cells and were malignant by histology. The remaining two tumors were benign and were detected only with 18F-FDG. They did not express the VPAC1 oncogene, and thus were not detected by the 64Cu-TP3805.According to Dr. Thakur, if 64Cu-TP3805 is equally as effective in humans, then he believes PET scans with 64Cu-TP3805 will significantly contribute to the management of breast cancer.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

August 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img3. ScootJP Chenet Colombard Chardonnay 20103.EmiratesLa Vielle Ferme Red Wine 2010 AirlineDetailsAirlineDetails Angus the Bull winemaker, Hamish MacGowan commented:“In the last five years, economy wines have dramatically improved and airlines are starting to choose their wine more carefully. Flying business class always meant you had more choice but economy now has a great selection too.”Along with MacGowan, the tasting panel was made up of seven judges including Daniel Hanna of Barrique Fine Wines, Andrew Graham of Oz Wine Review , Lisa Johnstone of  Wine Muse, Daniel White from Bottega Rotolo,  Skyscanner’s Market Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand Dave Boyte and wine publicist Bly Carpenter, 1.JetstarLisa McGuigan Semillion Sauvignon Blanc  20111.Virgin AustraliaBremerton Selkirk Shiraz 2010 Red wine White wine Skyscanner gathers panel of wine experts for blind airline wine tasting.A panel of wine experts has declared Jetstar and Virgin Australia carry the best economy class wine on board their flights in a recent blind tasting of airline wines, conducted by flight comparison site Skyscanner.Out of the wines tasted, budget airline Jetstar took out the white wine category while Virgin Australia’s economy red wine came out on top. Low-cost airline Scoot also came in the top five for both white and red wine.The panel of seven judges were asked to blind taste economy white and red wines served on carriers across the Asia Pacific region. Each wine was given a score out of 20.  Flying the flag for budget carriers, Jetstar’s white wine, the Lisa McGuigan Semillion Sauvignon Blanc  2011 (South Eastern Australia) took first place followed very closely by Virgin Australia’s Alkoomi Semillion Sauvignon Blanc 2009  (Western Australia) in the white wine category However Virgin Australia’s Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz 2010 (South Australia) won unanimously in the red wine category, followed by another Jetstar wine, the Lisa McGuigan Shiraz 2010 (New South Wales).  2. Virgin AustraliaAlkoomi Semillion Sauvignon Blanc 2009 2.JetstarLisa McGuigan Shiraz 2010 5.British AirwaysViala Pinot Grigio 5. ScootJP Chenet Syrah Cabernet 2010 4.EtihadSanta Carolina Premio 2011 4.QantasKaesler Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2009 Source = Skyscannerlast_img read more

August 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLOT Polish Airlines has appointed Alan Peter Chacko as their Sales Manager India. Based in New Delhi, Alan Peter Chacko will oversee the commercial activities and key account relationships on behalf of the Polish Star Alliance member. Before joining LOT Polish Airlines, Alan Peter Chacko held various senior positions within the Lufthansa Group in India. For the past four years he was Senior Manager Sales Products and Programs & Service Provider Coordination with responsibility for the entire South Asian market. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Group’s General Manager, Passenger Sales North India before he became Manager – Leisure Sales, Customer Care & Call Centre Business India.Commenting upon the appointment, Amit Ray, Regional Director India and DACH Markets of LOT Polish Airlines stated, “It is my pleasure to welcome Alan Peter Chacko into the newly formed team of LOT Polish Airlines in India. Alan is a seasoned sales expert with profound knowledge of both the airline and the travel trade industries. With his help and vast experience, I am convinced that LOT’s market entry in India will become a success story.”LOT Polish Airlines, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, will launch non-stop services between New Delhi and its Star Alliance hub in Warsaw on September 12, 2019. Flight LO 072 will depart from New Delhi at 11:15 am and land in Warsaw at 3:50 pm (8 hours flying time). Flight LO 071 will leave Warsaw at 10:40 pm and reach New Delhi at 9:00 am (next morning) with a flying time of just 7:05 hours.Business and leisure travellers from India can now easily connect to over 80 LOT destinations throughout Europe and North America via Warsaw. Due to short connecting times at Warsaw, passengers can experience seamless connectivity to cities such as London, Cracow, Budapest, Prague, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Oslo, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and many more.The new non-stop flights between New Delhi and Warsaw will operate five times per week using state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. In fact, all LOT Polish Airlines long-haul flights are solely operated by modern Boeing B787 Dreamliner, featuring three classes of service (LOT Business Class, LOT Premium Economy Class and LOT Economy Class).LOT Polish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance since 2003 and a fully-integrated member of the Miles & More frequent flyer programme.last_img read more

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first_imgBoston, MA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineMandarin Oriental, Boston and Chatham Bars Inn are offering the ideal getaway package for guests seeking the region’s premier accommodations. The “City and Sea” package offers couples an unforgettable New England holiday with exclusive rates and services at both of these luxury properties.“City and Sea” package guests are invited to discover all the city has to offer including cultural venues, sporting events, and stylish boutiques, whilst benefitting from Mandarin Oriental, Boston’s convenient location in the heart of historic Back Bay. Chatham Bars Inn provides an unparalleled setting for the perfect Cape Cod escape with stunning oceanfront views, fine cuisine and an abundance of outdoor activities. The “City and Sea” package features luxurious accommodation for two nights at each property, welcoming cocktails, credit at Massachusetts’ only Five-Star awarded Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston and additional gifts and amenities at Chatham Bars Inn.The “City and Sea” package includes:Mandarin Oriental, Boston•Accommodation for two nights in a luxurious room•Upgrade to next available room type at time of check-in, based on availability•Daily Continental Breakfast for two in the privacy of your guest room or in Asana restaurant•Welcome signature cocktails in M Bar & Lounge overlooking bustling Boylston Street•USD50 credit at the Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston•Two complimentary tickets to Top of the Hub’s Skywalk Observatory atop The Prudential Building, located steps from the hotel•A variety of gift certificates for use in nearby shopsChatham Bars Inn•Accommodation for two nights in a luxurious room•Upgrade to next available room type at time of check-in, based on availability•Daily Breakfast for two in the privacy of your guest room or in one of the resort’s restaurants•Welcome cocktails for two overlooking the ocean•Spa gift, Champagne and Seasonal Amenity upon arrival•Complimentary transportation to village shopping and attractionswww.MandarinOriental.com/Bostonlast_img read more

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“It took her 24 hours to deny the story and I wonder why. Are the people going to continue to listen? deaths involving fentanyl,上海龙凤论坛Correna, The parade involved 300 male and female homosexuals, it’s safe to say that they have been very disappointing. read more