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October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFREDERICTON – Three years after a troubled Cape Breton man died after being hit repeatedly with pepper spray in prison, two correctional officers have been charged with manslaughter.RCMP had originally said foul play was not suspected in Matthew Hines’s death, but the charges come after Canada’s correctional investigator found prison staff used unnecessary force.Hines, who was serving a five-year sentence for crimes including robbery, died on May 26, 2015, at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick.Family members were originally told the 33-year-old died of a seizure, and said in a statement Wednesday they are relieved that his death has been thoroughly investigated.“Our parents waited far too long to be told the truth of how Matthew died, and now we feel it is fundamentally important to all Canadians that justice be done, and be seen to be done,” they wrote.“We trust that all who saw Matthew before and during his death look in the mirror every day with the knowledge of what they did and did not do.”On Wednesday, two men, 48-year-old Alvida Ross and 31-year-old Mathieu Bourgoin, both of Dieppe, N.B., were charged with one count each of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.Ivan Zinger, Canada’s correctional investigator, said in a May 2017 report that the repeated use of pepper spray at very close range appears to have contributed to Hines’ rapid onset of medical complications.He said correctional staff used unnecessary physical and chemical force and failed to properly respond to the medical emergency.Zinger also said Correctional Service Canada provided misleading and incomplete information to the public and the family about the circumstances surrounding Hines’ death.“Corrective factors taken after the fact failed to reflect the nature and gravity of staff errors and omissions that contributed to this tragic, and, by my estimation, avertable death,” Zinger said.“In this case, everything that could go wrong in a use-of-force intervention went wrong,” he said.“Although the internal investigation identified 21 legal and policy violations in the staff response, subsequently staff disciplinary proceedings were inherently flawed and self-serving.”His family has said Hines struggled with psychiatric issues since adolescence. He had been on parole in 2015 but the family said his mental health was deteriorating and they were told he could get the help he needed at Dorchester.“Matthew was distraught at being sent back to the Dorchester Penitentiary and his last words to his sister Wendy were: ‘Don’t let them kill me,’” the family said in a May 2017 statement.The family noted his death was “captured in graphic detail on video.”Last year Correctional Service Canada said one person was fired and three others were disciplined.In a statement Wednesday, CSC said it is aware of the charges and “have cooperated fully with the police investigation into the death of Mr. Hines.”“Both employees are currently on administrative leave pending review of their situation,” the statement said.Ross and Bourgoin are scheduled to appear in Moncton provincial court on Feb. 26.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for 29 counts of dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm. Court heard the inexperienced trucker blew through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at a rural Saskatchewan intersection last April. Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured.In her ruling, Judge Inez Cardinal said there have been no other cases before the courts in Canada like this one. She cited several considerations she made in her decision.Mitigating factors:— Sidhu entered early guilty pleas to all charges.— He apologized in court to the victims and their families. Cardinal said she believes his remorse is sincere.— Although not physically injured, he will suffer psychologically.— He is 30 years old with no previous criminal history and a clean driving record.— Alcohol or drugs were not involved.— Sidhu had not been using his cellphone while driving at any point before the collision.— He faces deportation after his sentence.—Aggravating factors:— Sidhu was driving a large commercial vehicle and missed five highway signs, including a large stop sign with a flashing light.— He had ample time to stop but did not brake, reduce his speed or take evasive action.— His actions killed 16 innocent people and caused life-altering injuries to 13 other innocent people.— The devastating impact of the crash and its aftermath on families, friends and survivors cannot be measured.— The injured face lifelong challenges as a result of physical and psychological injuries.— “The impact of this catastrophe will reverberate across Canada for years to come,” said Cardinal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

October 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgCanadian businessman and “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec has married his former “Dancing with the Stars” partner Kym Johnson.People magazine reports the pair got married Sunday in Los Angeles. People says guests included “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba and former competitors Joe Fatone, Lance Bass and Donny Osmond.Herjavec is 53. He made a fortune in internet security technology before going on to star on “Dragon’s Den” in Canada and “Shark Tank,” the ABC version of business-themed reality show. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

It’s hard to say how much of the current success is due to Chang and her new management team, but there has been a noticeable change. Cisco has blitzed the market with advertising and promotion over the past few months; changed the look, feel, colors, and icons of its brands; and the messaging has become more contemporary. Chang and her leadership team have brought a different attitude and, so far, the results have been positive. 7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Virtual Agent Abed Farhan June 19, 2019 With the right solution, issues such as password resets can be resolved without involving human agents. One of the bits of “magic” that Accompany is doing is understanding who is who. For a name like “Zeus Kerravala,” aggregating information is relatively simple. There simply aren’t that many Zeus Kerravalas out there. However, for a name like “Amy Chang,” there are likely thousands of people with that name, and the Accompany algorithms can go through them and determine the right Amy Chang. Enterprise Connect 2019 is coming to Orlando, Fla., March 18 to 21 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center. If you don’t yet have your pass, register now to take advantage of our Early Bird Rate — ending Feb. 22. As a No Jitter reader, you can save an extra $200 your pass by entering the code NJPOSTS at checkout. See you there!Tags:News & ViewsCiscoAccompanycognitive collaborationAmy ChangAI & AutomationAI & Speech TechnologiesAnalyst InsightDigital WorkplaceMeetingsTeam Collaboration Tools & Workspaces Articles You Might Like Extrapolating the concept out further, the cognitive information can turn into a constant feed of information based on who you are working with, how you work, and what you are working on. Let’s take the video chat that my fellow industry watchers Kevin Kieller, Dave Michels, and I did on various considerations for Cisco Webex versus Microsoft Teams. Imagine this as a real-time collaborative session with a customer looking to make a decision on Cisco versus Microsoft. If Kevin were talking about a case study with a company he worked with, that data could be pushed to the customer as he is saying it (assuming it was written up). If I then mentioned a webinar that explains why Cisco’s end-to-end security approach is better, a link could be pushed with the exact spot in the webinar queued up. The key is that cognitive collaboration provides a rolling set of real-time data to help us collaborate better and make better decisions. Chang_Robbins_774.png Voice Communications in Business: Now and into the Future Sergey Poroshin June 18, 2019 In the future, bots will be mainstream and it will be considered a luxury to be able to speak with a human operator. So far, so good for Chang and company, but I think most of us analysts were there to hear about what’s next for Collaboration at Cisco. Hearing things were hunky-dory was interesting, but Cisco didn’t acquire Accompany and make its CEO the head of CTG for the here and now. Chang was hired to understand what the next big shift is in collaboration and have Cisco primed to lead the industry into that wave. That next big thing is something Cisco calls “cognitive collaboration.” Accompany dashboard An interesting aspect of the long-term vision of cognitive collaboration to think about is where data will come from in the future. Right now, Cisco is leveraging Accompany, Microsoft will mine LinkedIn for data, etc. But it’s my belief that in the not too distant future, we will live in a world where everything is listening and everything is watching and all that data is being captured and used. In theory, I could have Dave Michels tell me he’s interested in talking to a customer using the new Webex Room Kit. Then, one day, months in the future, I run into a Cisco customer using the Room Kit and get a reminder that Dave Michels is still interested in talking to them and I can make an introduction. Much of the event was under NDA, so I can’t discuss specifics of what Cisco is doing but I can talk about the concept of what it is. From a 30,000-foot view, cognitive collaboration is the infusion of external data into our communications and collaboration tools. When some intelligence is applied to the data, it in turn adds context and intelligence to every interaction. In Cisco’s case, Accompany will obviously provide much of the data and become part of the Webex Graph, which is a data model, introduced last April, that encapsulates all the objects in a system — people, meetings, devices, messages, and spaces (see “5 Collaboration Targets for Cisco”). Accompany_dashboard_Aruna_1000.png When one signs in to Accompany and looks up a person, they are greeted with almost a personalized bio of the person including other connections that people have in common. For example, if I look up Cisco VP of marketing Aruna Ravichandran, I see that we have SDxCentral’s Jessica Hardcastle as a common connection. Scrolling down I see a number of other people that work at Cisco and other companies. The dashboard also shows articles that feature her, emails between us, meetings we have had in common, and other information. If this was a first meeting, a good ice breaker would be to bring up our shared connection, Jessica, or possibly discuss the upcoming DevOps event she is speaking at. Infusing Collaboration with DataImagine taking this data and infusing it into all forms of collaboration and think about how that could make us more efficient. If I were on a video call with Dave, I could see a short bio under his name helping me to be better prepared in my meeting with him. This type of contextual information should be considered as merely the starting point. With a little bit of AI, the data that I see infused into the collaboration tools should be different than what another person sees. The raw data is helpful but personalized information would be akin to having a dedicated virtual assistant constantly changing what you see depending on to whom you are talking. Last week, Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group (CTG) held an analyst-only event in the John T. Chambers Executive Briefing Center in San Jose, Calif. The event was the coming out party, if you will, for Cisco’s SVP of CTG, Amy Chang, who most analysts had yet to meet (see related coverage, “What to Expect from Cisco Collaboration” and “Cisco’s Amy Chang on the Future of Collaboration”). I was fortunate enough to meet with her at Cisco’s Partner Summit in late 2018 and she told me she had a reason for not doing more analyst activity and that she just wasn’t ready to talk about stuff yet. But, she is now, and at this event she discussed where the group is and where it’s going. The concept of cognitive collaboration is similar to the vision of contextual communications that I presented on last year at Enterprise Connect during my Communications and Collaboration 2021 session. This year in my Communications and Collaboration 2022 session on emerging technologies, I’ll expand on this topic and drill down further. If you’re interested specifically as to what Cisco is doing, all that I’ve hinted at in this article will be part of Amy Chang’s keynote at Enterprise Connect, taking place Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, and Amy Chang, SVP of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group Despite the recent changes in executive leadership, CTG has not only held strong but has accelerated growth. During the analyst event, Cisco announced its Q2 FY19 numbers and the company’s Applications group saw year-over-year growth of 24%, up from 18% and 10% one and two quarters ago respectively. The Applications group also includes Internet of Things (IoT) and the red-hot AppDynamics business, so not all the success can be attributed to Collaboration, but CTG is the largest component of Applications. What’s RPA, Why Should I Care? Diane Halliwell August 07, 2019 While robotic process automation is in its infancy, contact centers are finding its promise for streamlining workflows and reducing costs. Let’s Get CognitiveOne of the main themes of the event, as well as the broader collaboration industry, has been artificial intelligence (AI) and how it changes the way we work. Cisco has been talking about AI-driven solutions for some time and highlighted many at the event. For example, the Cisco in-room video devices, including the recently released Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini, have capabilities in the cameras like intelligent framing to ensure those speaking in the room are portrayed best on the screen. This obviates the need to manually crop or zoom, as it happens automatically. These devices also detect faces in the rooms to track how many people were in that room and for how long. This can be useful for IT and real estate teams who need usage data for efficient space planning. The devices also incorporate features such as noise detection and noise suppression for a better meeting experience. These are just a few of the AI-based technologies incorporated into Cisco products to remove much of the friction that plague meetings today. Tracking the Evolution of Genesys’ Kate Sheila McGee-Smith June 17, 2019 From concept to platform to generally available intelligent virtual assistant For those not familiar with Accompany, it’s an aggregation of all publicly available data on people, focused through a business lens. It’s important to note that Accompany only mines data from public sources of data and not password protected ones such as LinkedIn and Facebook, as some may view that as a breach of privacy. It can show a person’s LinkedIn link and there’s a feature to upload LinkedIn data, but it will not natively do that; rather, it’s left up to the individual. How to Create a Positive Chatbot Experience Blair Pleasant June 18, 2019 Chatbots can lead to some awful interactions, but proper planning can fix that. At a high level, the concept of cognitive collaboration is easy to understand. The use cases require shifting the focus of collaboration from being a set of applications that constantly require the user to pull data to one where information is pushed in a way that’s quickly digestible. This may not be immediately obvious but once a few use cases are developed, innovation will ramp up. In my opinion, cognitive collaboration, or whatever name you want to ascribe it, will be the next big battleground for UC. We have so much data available today and now we need help understanding what it means. See All in AI & Automation » Log in or register to post comments read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan hosted a luncheon today for the heads of state and government participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, one of many official engagements on his program today.Before the luncheon, Mr. Annan met Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak for talks. He also has bilateral meetings scheduled today with the presidents of Ghana, Romania and Tunisia, and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia.The Secretary-General, Mr. Mubarak and the International Telecommunications Union’s Secretary-General Yoshio Utsumi also signed and sent an e-mail inviting governments, businesses, non-government organizations (NGOs) and the rest of the international community to participate in Telecom Africa 2004, a conference to be held in Cairo next May.Mr. Annan’s wife Nane, meanwhile, launched a Global schools and Communities initiative (GeSCI), a joint venture of the UN, Ireland, Sweden and Canada.“We need to ensure that men and women can participate fully in society, empowered with choices and opportunities,” Mrs. Annan said at the launch. read more

October 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 22, 2015 3:15 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email REGINA – Saskatchewan has fired up a $525-million project on a natural gas power plant that could help reduce the province’s reliance on coal.SaskPower, the province’s utility company, says the expansion to Saskatoon’s Queen Elizabeth power station could generate enough electricity to supply more than 200,000 homes.SaskPower says that means natural gas would become the No. 1 generating source in the province, surpassing conventional coal.Energy Minister Bill Boyd said the power sources could be switched depending on commodity prices.“Certainly natural gas is being used in greater amounts. However, if prices of natural gas go up, then we start backing off of the use of natural gas and use other ways of generating,” he said.Natural-gas-based power produces less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of conventional coal and can quickly provide power for peak hours.SaskPower’s website says 44 per cent of Saskatchewan’s power came from coal in 2014 and 29 per cent came from gas.“Coal will still be a significant part of the generation fleet going forward, although it will be much more along the lines of clean coal,” said Boyd.The minister pointed to a carbon capture and storage project at the Boundary Dam power plant. The $1.4-billion facility takes carbon dioxide released by a coal-fired power plant near Estevan and releases the gas deep underground using a steel pipeline for storage. Saskatchewan ups natural gas power supply with $525M plant expansion read more

September 30, 2019 | | Post a Comment

As we near the NBA All-Star break, it’s time to update FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. Here’s the short explanation: Teams are ranked according to a projection of their strength over the upcoming week using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For a more detailed FAQ regarding these numbers, see our introductory rankings post.Some odds and ends from this week’s ratings:The Los Angeles Clippers dropped seven spots in the rankings, and it’s not hard to see why. Since last Monday, they’ve gone 0-4 with an abysmal -13.7 efficiency differential, including a league-worst defensive rating of 121.1. (Granted, they faced the teams that were ranked No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 in last week’s ratings, all on the road, but -13.7 is still disappointing for a team we’d ranked No. 2 overall a week ago.) Adding injury to insult, All-Star Blake Griffin is out indefinitely with an elbow infection, joining Glen Davis and sharpshooter J.J. Redick on the bench. The resulting lineup shuffling is expected to cost L.A. more than 3 points of power rating, even without considering their slide in play over the past week.On Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks won what was billed as a potential NBA Finals preview, beating the top-ranked Warriors 124-116. Yet in this week’s rankings, they Hawks have dropped three slots! What gives? Some of it was disappointing results offsetting that big win: Atlanta was outscored by 1.1 points per 100 possessions last week, including a 15-point loss to the New Orleans Pelicans (ranked No. 16 in last week’s ratings). But that had just a minor effect, considering Atlanta’s schedule difficulty otherwise. Instead, the biggest reason for the change is the allocation of more minutes to Kent Bazemore (who carries a very poor -4.4 RPM rating) after injuries to Thabo Sefolosha and DeMarre Carroll. Before Jan. 30, Bazemore was averaging just 11.8 minutes per game; ever since, he’s logging 29.4 MPG.No team’s rating improved more than the Portland Trail Blazers’ over the past week, and their ranking rose from No. 11 to No. 8. The team went 3-1 with a +6.0 point differential per 100 possessions since last Monday, with impressive wins over Phoenix and Houston. Portland was lifted by the return of Robin Lopez, who carries a +1.1 rating, from a broken hand. We’d projected him to record only 7.2 MPG last week, but he averaged 31.0 MPG instead, an uptick in playing time that alone is worth +0.6 of Portland’s 2.2-point rating improvement this week.Time to check in again on the playoff battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Phoenix Suns. OKC seems to have righted the ship a bit by going 3-1 over the past week, increasing its playoff chances by 10.7 percentage points to 64.2 percent. The Thunder were aided in that department by Phoenix’s 1-3 record over the same span, which included a painful buzzer-beating loss to Sacramento. Despite still clinging to the No. 8 spot in the West, the Suns are suddenly staring at a 29.9 percent chance of making the playoffs according to our simulations — down a whopping 20.2 percentage points from a week ago.As big a nosedive as Phoenix’s playoff probability took, three teams in the East saw an even bigger shift to their postseason chances:After winning all three of their games — which included handing the Cleveland Cavaliers what’s now looking like an extremely rare loss — the Indiana Pacers tacked on 25.6 percentage points to their playoff probability, which is now 43.2 percent. With George Hill’s minute limit now lifted, the Pacers could be poised to build on their recent improved play.At the same time, Miami’s postseason probability, once so positive (it stood at 93 percent last week), took a turn for the worse this week. An 0-3 record with a -11.6 efficiency margin can do that, but the more troubling development might be the recent injury to center Hassan Whiteside. (No, I never expected to type those words, either.) Whiteside owns one of the highest short-term RPM ratings in the entire NBA, thanks in part to an impressive run over his last 18 games, in which he’s averaging a double-double. The expected downturn in Whiteside’s playing time knocked 0.9 points off of Miami’s rating this week. The good news, however, is that Miami still holds the 8th spot in the East and our simulations show a 62.1 percent chance that the Heat make the playoffs.The Detroit Pistons were 18-30 a week ago, but somehow had a 33.8 percent chance of making the playoffs in the East. Now, not so much: Their chances have dropped by 23.9 percentage points this week, despite arguably improved play (they went 2-2 with a +3.0 efficiency margin, although they did also lose by 11 to the Timberwolves at home). One problem is Indiana’s aforementioned improvement, but another might simply be more teams crowding the East playoff picture. With about 30 games left in the season, Charlotte and Brooklyn spent the week solidifying their positions above Detroit in the standings, while even Boston is now creeping up on the Pistons from below. The Celtics went 3-1 last week and raised their playoff probability by 12.1 percentage points (partly because of the ascension of Marcus Smart to their starting lineup). read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGaz de schiste : une entreprise saisit le Conseil sur l’interdiction de la fracturation hydrauliqueLa compagnie pétrolière texane Schuepbach fait valoir que la loi du 13 juillet 2011 interdisant la fracturation hydraulique n’est jamais passée devant le Conseil Constitutionnel. Le groupe conteste une application trop stricte, et donc inappropriée, du principe de précaution.Selon l’entreprise pétrolière américaine Schuepbach, l’État français n’avait pas le droit d’interdire en juillet 2011 la fracturation hydraulique de la façon dont il l’a fait. La compagnie texane, qui avait vu ses deux permis de prospection de gaz de schiste annulés au motif qu’elle souhaitait utiliser la fracturation hydraulique, a ainsi fait part de ses interrogations au rapporteur public du Conseil d’État qui devrait bientôt saisir le Conseil constitutionnel de cette question prioritaire de constitutionnalité (QPC). Rappelons les faits. En juillet 2011, après plusieurs mois de mobilisation, le Parlement avait voté une loi interdisant l’utilisation de la fracturation hydraulique pour exploiter le gaz de schiste. Cette technique consistant à fissurer la roche en y injectant à haute pression un mélange d’eau, de sables et de produits chimiques est la seule aujourd’hui existante pour capter ces hydrocarbures. Bien que la France soit supposément l’un des pays d’Europe disposant des plus grandes réserves de gaz et de pétrole de schiste, François Hollande avait confirmé la décision du Parlement en raison des risques importants pour l’environnement que fait courir cette technique. Mais la compagnie Schuepbach revient aujourd’hui à la charge en contestant une application trop stricte, et donc inappropriée, du principe de précaution. Le groupe s’est donc tourné vers la justice. “Une fausse application” du principe de précaution ? De son côté, le rapporteur public du Conseil d’État, Suzanne von Coester, souligne qu’”on peut se demander s’il ne s’agit pas dans ce cas, lorsque les autorités publiques ont pris des mesures jugées trop restrictives, d’une fausse application plutôt que d’une méconnaissance du principe de précaution”. Citée par l’AFP, elle indique que les arguments de la compagnie ne sont pas dénués d’intérêt, ceux-ci évoquant une “absence d’évaluation des risques” de la fracturation hydraulique. Selon toute vraisemblance, le Conseil d’État devrait, d’ici deux semaines, renvoyer la question au Conseil constitutionnel. Il disposera alors de trois mois pour se prononcer sur la légalité de la mesure prise à l’encontre de la fracturation hydraulique dans l’exploitation des gaz de schiste en France. En passant par la voie juridique, Schuepbach espère pouvoir réobtenir ses deux permis de “Nant” et de “Villeneuve de Berg” (le permis “Montélimar” de Total, avait également été annulé). En tout, ces trois permis d’exploration couvraient une surface de plus de 9.600 kilomètres carrés répartis sur sept départements du sud de la France : l’Ardèche, la Drôme, le Vaucluse, le Gard, l’Hérault, l’Aveyron et la Lozère, rappelle l’AFP.La position du gouvernement “ne changera pas” Sans surprise, les écologistes ne l’entendent pas de cette oreille et la ministre de l’Écologie et de l’Énergie Delphine Batho a vivement réagi en déclarant que “le lobby des gaz de schiste n’obtiendra pas par une guérilla juridique ce que la mobilisation citoyenne a empêché” en 2011. À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueElle estime que “le bien fondé de la loi n’est pas mis en cause par le rapporteur du Conseil d’État”, et que même si la loi devait être remise en cause, “il n’y aurait aucun problème pour adapter le texte, puisque la position du président de la République et du gouvernement ne changera pas”.De leur côté plusieurs ONG, dont Greenpeace, Fondation Nicolas Hulot, Réseau action climat, Attac et Les Amis de la Terre, ont insisté sur la nécessité de voir la loi de 2011 “confirmée en tant que garde-fou à l’exploitation des ressources fossiles non conventionnelles”.Le 27 juin 2013 à 19:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Yacolt Town Council is down two members after Monday’s meeting, when Mayor Jeff Carothers and Councilor Nancy Tester both announced their resignations due to health-related issues.Carothers, who has served as mayor since 2011, said he stepped away from the council due to health issues stemming from his military service. In a letter read to at Monday’s council meeting, Tester said her health issues won’t allow her to carry out the duties of councilor, a post she was appointed to in 2016. She wasn’t at Monday’s meeting, and her resignation was effective as of June 1. Carothers’ resignation is effective on June 30.The two positions are now open to Yacolt residents. The mayor serves as the town’s chief executive officer, with duties that include supervising the town’s staff, presiding over council meetings and managing the town’s day-to-day operations. Councilor Vince Myers will serve as Yacolt’s mayor pro tem until a permanent replacement is appointed.Any registered voter who lives in the town’s boundaries can apply, and applications will be accepted through July 7. Candidate interviews will take place at the July 17 council meeting, after which replacements will be selected by the council. Anyone interested in applying for either position can contact the town at 360-686-3922.The newly appointed mayor will serve through 2019, when the four-year position will be up for regular election. Tester’s council position is scheduled for election in November, so the newly appointed councilor will take over until the election. Yacolt resident Malita Moseley was the only person to file for that council seat in November’s election.If one of the other councilors applies for and is chosen to replace Carothers, the town will open up that person’s spot on the council to the public, as well.last_img read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDiego Simeone expressed delight with the way Atletico Madrid fought for a 3-2 win at Real Valladolid.Atleti were on the cusp of dropping two points in the game, but star man Antoine Griezmann added a late winner to his assist and penalty earlier in the match.“I’m very happy,” Simeone told Football Espana after the game.“We needed to win away from home and we’d been suffering injuries, which prevented us from rotating.“Our players make a huge effort and now we’ll get some of them back during the winter break.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Our explanation for the result is that our opponents played well and are tough to play away from home.“They took the lead with two set-pieces, but the team reacted once more and we won a difficult match.“I have no doubts about Griezmann. He knows his place in football, he’s earned it with his performances and he was decisive again.“We had a great first half and they caused problems for us in the second, but after the 2-2 we showed strength to win a match others would’ve lost.“Our opponents played well and they’ve been having some good games. They played with confidence and their goals gave them energy, but we keep digging ourselves out of trouble and throwing punches.”last_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — A truck fire shut down the Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County, Friday morning.Officials said an 18-wheeler hauling hay through the county burst into flames near the Beeline Highway.The driver safely escaped, and fire crews put out the blaze.There is no word as to what sparked the fire.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

September 13, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTwo renewable energy projects expected to go online by the end of next year will help Tooele Army Depot near Salt Lake City become a “net zero” energy installation by 2020.The Army Corps of Engineers recently installed the depot’s second wind turbine, which will generate almost 2 megawatts of power when the $6.5 million project is complete later this year. The two turbines will generate nearly 60 percent of the depot’s energy needs, reported USACE Public Affairs. The first turbine has a 1.5-megawatt capacity.Nearby, a 1.5-megawatt solar array, consisting of 429 Stirling engine solar dishes spread across 15 acres, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2017. The $10.7 million array will provide about 25 percent of the installation’s electricity.Other planned renewable sources, including battery storage systems, a microgrid and backup generators, will enable Tooele to operate independently of the grid by 2020. Those efforts will cost $5.1 million and produce 1.2 megawatts of power.The Corps’ work at Tooele is part of the Army’s Energy Conservation Investment Program, which is designed to increase renewable energy consumption on installations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStay on target They say don’t judge a book by its cover, and honestly that’s a really good policy usually. But when comics have gorgeous covers it’s hard not to imagine the wonderful story that lies within a colorful and well-executed front. Variant covers are a long-standing and killer tradition of the industry. It’s a great way to feature new artists and give collectors something to clamor about, and let’s be real, fork over the dough for.Here are some of Geek’s favorite variant covers coming out on 9/12/18Archie 1941 #1 (Cover C)Variant Artist: Francesco Francavilla –@f_francavillaPublisher: ArchieWriter/Artist: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn/Peter Krause, Kelly FitzpatrickIceman #1 (Cover C)Variant Artist:  Skottie Young – @skottieyoungPublisher: MarvelWriter/Artist: Sina Grace/Nathan StockmanVoltron Legendary Defender Vol 3 #3 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Koi Carreon – @lekoifishPublisher:  Lion ForgeWriter/Artist:  Mitch Iverson/Erwin PrasetyaRat Queens #11 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Matteo Scalera – @owen_gieniPublisher: ImageWriter/Artist: Kurtis Wiebe/Owen GieniWonder Woman #54 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Jenny Frison – @jennyfrisonartPublisher: DCWriter/Artist: Eric M. Esquivel/Ramon VillalobosNancy Drew #4 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Jen Bartel – @heyjenbartelPublisher: DynamiteWriter/Artist: Kelly Thompson/Jenn St. OngeSuperman #3 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Adam Hughes – @atomhuesPublisher: DCWriter/Artist: Brian Michael Bendis/Joe Pardo, Ivan ReisRed Hood and the Outlaws #26 (Cover B)Variant Artist: Yasmine Putri – @yaswhodrawsPublisher: DCWriter/Artist: Scott Lobdell/Pete WoodsLow Road West #1 (Cover B)Variant Artist: David Lafuente – @srdavidlafuentePublisher: Boom!Writer/Artist:  Philip Kennedy Johnson/FlavianoRunaways #13 (Cover A)Variant Artist: Kris Anka – @krisankaPublisher: MarvelWriter/Artist: Rainbow Rowell/Kris AnkaLooking for our favorite books we read last week? Head over to the NCBD section and find out. But if you want to support indie creators too have a look at the 5 comic Kickstarters you should be backing this week. And as always stay up to date on all comic news right here.  Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 last_img read more

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKolkata: State Water Investigation and Development minister Subrata Mukherjee said on Tuesday that the government has taken up the challenge of addressing the issue of arsenic contamination, which badly affects as many as 83 blocks in the state.”Among the seven districts, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas are two of the worst affected when it comes to arsenic contamination in water. Kolkata is not free from contamination either. Recently in Jadavpur, we examined water from a few deep tubewells and have found arsenic. We had sealed the tubewells. The time has come to prioritise control of arsenic and we have taken it up,” said Mukherjee while addressing a one day national seminar on the issue of surface water in rural Bengal, organised by Sulabh International. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe minister expressed his disappointment over the role of the Centre in addressing the issue of arsenic, which is a major problem in Bengal as well as some of the other states in the country. “Experts have opined that arsenic is tantamount to cancer. Increasing the armory should not be the parameter of a developing country. A developing country should focus on addressing the issue of contaminated water and arranging supply of purified drinking water to the people,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to Mukherjee, who held the charge of Public Health Engineering department till June 2018, said that the government is extracting water from perennial rivers and purifying it for providing arsenic-free purified water to the people of the state. “In Bankura and Purulia, we have successfully extracted water from DVC and purified it through modern scientific method for supplying to people,” Mukherjee added. It may be mentioned that where the river remains dry during some time in a year, the government has started using submersive pumps to extract water and then purifying it in treatment plants before supplying to people for drinking. “This method is time consuming and recently World Bank and ADB have come forward and said that they are eager to provide financial help to those governments which will undertake scientific projects for arsenic prevention,” Mukherjee said. Stressing on the need of massive campaign to control the spread of arsenic contamination, the minister urged the private sector, including the NGOs, to come forward for tackling the issue. The minister claimed that good quality bacteria-free water alone can prevent the human body from as many as 70 diseases.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Port Trust has resumed container handling at its Khidderpore Dock (KPD) after nearly 10 years with the first vessel arriving here from Tamil Nadu’s Kattupalli, a senior port official said on Sunday. With the beginning of container handling, the KPD started operating as a hub for coastal shipping, the KoPT official said. “Kolkata Port invested in Khidderpore Dock to attract coastal cargo. After 10 years, we are again utilising KPD for handling containers,” a KoPT spokesperson said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Vessel ‘MCP London’ carrying 50 TEUs of construction related material and white goods from Krishnapattanam and Kattupalli came to Kolkata on July 5 and sailed back next day, port officials said. On its return from KPD on Saturday, it carried 116 TEUs of containers of mainline operators and the vessel will return to Kolkata on July 14. “In near future, this will be useful for carrying cars and white goods to Kolkata,” a port official added.last_img read more

August 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img March 4, 2014 — National Decision Support Co. (NDSC) enhanced its ACR Select, an integration-ready, imaging decision support platform based on American College of Radiology (ACR) appropriateness criteria.The complete set of ACR Select criteria is now available as a reference tool within any certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), and expanded integration capabilities support the HL7 Version 3 Standard: Context Aware Knowledge Retrieval Application (“Infobutton”), Knowledge Request.The integration capabilities allow ACR Select to be accessed as an online reference tool within any electronic health record (EHR) to help guide physicians to the right test in advance of placing an order. It also serves as an integral component of the patient engagement process by satisfying the Meaningful Use core objective to use clinical decision support to improve performance on high-priority health conditions.NDSC also remains focused on direct integration with computerized physician order entry (CPOE) workflows. The content has already been integrated with CPOE platforms in use by 90 percent of healthcare providers, and the company is continuously improving the physician experience with decision support.The ACR Select platform captures and provides aggregate end user feedback to the ACR. This feedback loop creates the opportunity to release and review new evidence and improve the decision support platform. NDSC’s third version of ACR Select imaging decision supports content set and incorporates relative radiation levels (RLLs) for procedures.It also provides information about the relative cost of procedures and has incorporated patient educational content from radiologyinfo.org, a public information website developed and funded by the ACR and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). These additions expand the range of feedback available to the ordering physician and enhance ACR Select’s patient engagement capabilities.NDSC demonstrated the ACR Select portal at the HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) meeting in 2014. For more information: www.acrselect.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more 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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August 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSee India’s best highlights with new Cox & Kings fam << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — Cox & Kings is inviting agents to participate in a new fam to India, taking place April 20-27, 2019.In Delhi, highlights include the Red Fort, Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), the holy shrine of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and a tour of New Delhi that includes India Gate and the President’s Palace.Agents will also visit Udaipur, also called the City of Lakes, where they’ll enjoy a city tour of City Palace and Jagdish temple, as well as a boat cruise on Lake Pichola on private basis.While en route to Jodhpur, the fam will stop in Rankpur, home of the largest Jain temple complex in India. In Jodhpur, highlights include the magnificent Mahrangarh Fort, which has been described by Rudyard Kipling as “the creation of angels, fairies and giants.” The trip winds down in Jaipur where agents will drive to the ancient capital of Amer (also known as Amber) to see the Amer Fort. They’ll also enjoy a tour of the Pink City, famous for its majestic gardens and the colourful City Palace.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The fam is priced at US$375 per person for ACTA members, and $415 per person for non-members. Prices do not include international and domestic airfare, or India visa.Price includes accommodation in single occupancy, daily breakfast and most meals (beverages not included), all transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours as per itinerary in an air-conditioned coach, English-speaking guides as per the program, entrance fees at monuments/museums as per the program, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges and interstate taxes, assistance of a Cox & Kings representative on arrival/departure, and all currently applicable taxes and service tax.Agents must submit their application by March 12, and answer the following questions:Full nameName of organizationDefine your role and state your titleContact details, including email & phonePotential to promote IndiaShare why Cox & Kings must host you on this famApplications can be sent to Mahima Tripathi at mahima@saleint.ca. Friday, March 8, 2019 center_img Tags: Cox & Kings, FAMs Share Travelweek Group last_img read more

August 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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August 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Roman mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world, but the visitor experience is lacking By Bejay BrowneTHE Antiquities Department is looking at ways to improve the visitors’ experience at ancient sites in Paphos, including a much-needed upgrade to the visitors’ centre and gift shop at the Unesco-protected world heritage site.Well-stocked gift shops, with themed items suitable for all ages and budgets, are huge money earners at most ancient sites in Europe and inevitably become part of the reason for visiting an ancient monument. They often include pieces by local craftspeople and artisans.In terms of the sites themselves, interactive displays and visual and audio guides help bring to life and explain often complex and confusing history.Inside the Paphos mosaics (Bejay Browne)The Paphos Unesco park includes the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs: all of exceptional architectural and historic value.The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world. Its gift shop is not, consisting of a small waist height glass-topped display case with a few books inside and a couple of cases selling only a handful of items.“Tasteful gifts would be hugely popular, and my seven-year-old wanted to spend her pocket money and buy something for her grandma at home in the UK as a gift from Cyprus, but there really isn’t anything suitable here,” Anne Clarke, from Peterborough in the UK, told the Sunday Mail after a visit to the mosaics earlier this week.A Dutch couple lamented the lack of technology to help visitors understand what they are seeing.“We are interested in the archaeological sites, but things could be better, clearer visually and better explained for foreigners,” they said. “It would be nice if it was more interactive.”Oleksander Oliynyk and his partner, both from the Ukraine, enjoyed the overall experience of the Unesco park, in particular the mosaics. However, they also mentioned the lack of items to purchase relating to the sites.Couple watch film in the visitor centre (Bejay Browne)“We have travelled a lot and it would be nice if there was some use of technology for example, to explain things better, it could be both visual and audio,” he said.Opinions such as these will soon be taken into account by the Antiquities Department a spokesman said. Visitors will be given questionnaires to fill in asking for their opinion, impression and suggestions for the site.The ideas will then be carefully assessed and considered.A typical sign with an explanation of a section of mosaicsRecently, the antiquities department announced it was collaborating with the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles to develop a comprehensive management plan for Nea Paphos and the Tombs of the Kings sites.“The management plan will incorporate preservation, interpretation of the sites, visualisation and protection and generally enhance the visitor experience,” the spokesman said.“We will work towards doing what we can to improve and enhance, but also to ensure the sites and experiences are not too commercialised and that authenticity is sustained, but we are only a small team,” she said.A visit to the mosaics mid-week indicated clearly how popular some simple changes would prove to be.Despite unpredictable weather conditions, the site was busy and numerous hopeful visitors entered the existing visitors’ centre and gift shop, but ended up only giving a cursory glance at the meagre display on offer.“There’s nothing really here to buy,” one British woman remarked to her husband.Another couple sat down on chairs provided to watch a film about the wonders of the area, but the woman banged her head on the metal staircase overhead as she sat down.The centre, although beautifully and sympathetically constructed in stone, is unwelcoming and sterile. Boards on the walls depicting some of the sites offer a minimal, technical explanation.Jean Dalgetty and friend Margret Turvey are in their 70s and both from Essex in the UK. Jean is a frequent visitor to Cyprus and to the archaeological sites.She laments that the visitors’ centre doesn’t really amount to much. The pair would have bought items if they were available; something relevant, like a ‘nice pair of earrings created using mosaic’.Jean Dalgetty (left) and friend Margret Turvey (Bejay Browne)“I would really like something simple like that. I don’t understand why they are selling the bits of jewellery they have on display currently though, it makes no sense. They have no connection to here.”While they would welcome improvements, especially for older visitors who find the slopes difficult to manage particularly without hand rails, Jean said the present experience is far better than it used to be.“It has got better here over the last ten to fifteen years. It used to be everybody scrambling all over everything and walking all over things,” said Jean.Both agreed that any future modernisation needed to be undertaken sensitively.“It’s very nice here. It shouldn’t be modernised too much as it just wouldn’t be the same. We don’t want it to be more ‘Disney’, but it would be nice to know a little more,” said Margaret.Both suggested that commentaries and models of what the sites would have looked like and what the houses were used for in the visitors’ centre would be useful.“It would make it come alive.”The Antiquities Department spokeswoman explained that part of the collaboration with Getty will include making use of technology, such as mapping the sites, assessing the condition of mosaics and remains as well as improving the management and presentation of the sites.She said there is much debate, generally, about how ancient sites and monuments should be presented and how far to use technological advances.She said that the financial crisis meant all the department’s resources had to focus on the preservation and protection of the sites.“This has been our priority,” she said.Whilst the objectives of the new collaboration are wide-ranging, the main aim is to bring more visitors to the sites.“The gift shops and visitor centres are an issue to look at, but we don’t know how that will be addressed yet as we have only just started the management plan,” she said.They might not want to wait too long.Tony Clarkson and wife Debbie, in their 50s, from the UK are holidaying in Cyprus for the first time emerged from the visitors’ centre describing it as a ‘bland experience.’“The film playing was not really engaging and there isn’t much to look at in there or much explanation. The choice of gifts is minimal and rather sad looking, it put me off,” he said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more