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Missing British Columbia professor Ramazan Gencay found dead in Colombia

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgVANCOUVER — A British Columbia professor who went missing in Colombia earlier this month has been found dead.A statement sent to Simon Fraser University faculty and staff says Colombian police recovered the body of Ramazan (Ramo) Gencay outside of Medellin.University president Andrew Petter says the economics professor will be deeply missed and that his heart goes out to Gencay’s family, friends, students and colleagues.Gencay’s wife Carole Gencay says on Facebook that her husband suffered an untimely death in Colombia and a celebration of life is being planned.Global Affairs Canada says a Canadian citizen has died in Colombia and consular services are being provided to the person’s family.Petter’s statement to university employees says there are numerous support services available for students, faculty and staff.“I know how distressing this news is for the SFU community, and I wish to reassure everyone that we will continue to do everything we can to support Ramo’s family at this sad and difficult time,” he said. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The War to June 6 1944 How the decisions surrounding DDay came

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first_imgOTTAWA — THE WAR TO JUNE 6: Allied fortunes had rebounded by 1944 after the massive German conquests of 1940-41. British and American armies had driven the Germans from North Africa and Sicily, forced Italy to surrender and were moving up the Italian boot while Allied bombers were pounding German cities and towns day and night. In the East, the Soviets were on the march to Berlin. And in the Pacific, the Americans were making headway against the Japanese.WHY INVADE? Military planners recognized Germany could not be defeated by strategic bombing or naval blockade. Instead, they would have to invade to both free occupied Allies and ensure Europe didn’t fall into the hands of the Soviet Union.WHY NORMANDY? The decision was largely dictated by technology and supply problems. Beaches had to be within range of British-based fighter planes and easy striking distance of a port, which would be needed to unload supplies. The Nazis believed the Allies would attack at the Pas de Calais, which was the closest point to Great Britain. Knowing this, the Allies devised an elaborate deception to keep the Nazis focused on this area while actually preparing for Normandy, which had lighter defences, suitable beaches and the requisite proximity to ports.WHO HAD THE ADVANTAGE? In many ways, the Allies and Germans were well-matched. The Allies had far superior air and sea power; the Germans had troops and tanks available for quick reinforcement. The Germans had better tanks and anti-tank guns while the Allies had more of both. German troops, in many cases, were better trained and superbly led by hardened veterans. The Germans, however, were hampered by shortages of supplies, especially fuel while the Allies had plenty of everything. German generals also faced ham-handed interference by Adolf Hitler; Allied generals were able to unfold their plans without harassment from above.WHY D-DAY? A combination of factors including weather, the phases of the moon and the tides led to June 6 being the day of the invasion. As for the moniker, military planners habitually designated the day an operation was to begin as D-Day — the ‘D’ has no particular significance. However, because the Normandy invasion was largest of its kind ever attempted, D-Day became forever associated with the operation on June 6, 1944, the official name of which was Operation Overlord.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgLONDON – Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat?Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counsellor to the country’s embassy in Moscow.But the 47-year-old Australian’s new career in international affairs was nipped in the bud when British authorities vetoed his diplomatic status, effectively blocking him from taking up the post in Russia.The files were made public late Tuesday by Ecuadorean opposition lawmaker Paola Vintimilla, who opposes her government’s decision to grant Assange nationality. They largely corroborate a recent Guardian newspaper report that Ecuador attempted the elaborate manoeuvr to get Assange to Moscow just before Christmas last year.Russian diplomats called the Guardian’s story “fake news,” but the government files show Assange briefly was made “political counsellor” to the Ecuadorean Embassy in Moscow and eligible for a monthly salary pegged at $2,000.Ecuador also applied for a diplomatic ID card, the documents show, but the plan appears to have fallen apart with the British veto.A letter dated December 21, 2017 from Britain’s Foreign Office said U.K. officials “do not consider Mr. Julian Assange to be an acceptable member of the mission.”An eight-page memo to Vintimilla summing up the episode noted that Assange’s position as counsellor was scrapped a few days later.WikiLeaks did not return messages. The British Foreign Office and the Russian Embassy in London declined to comment.Assange’s relationship with Russian authorities has been the subject of intense scrutiny following the 2016 U.S. election, when Russian spies are alleged to have handed WikiLeaks leaked emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign in a bid to help elect her rival, Donald Trump.Assange has denied receiving the files from the Russian government or backing the Trump campaign, despite a growing body of evidence suggesting he received material directly from Russia’s military intelligence agency and co-ordinated media strategy with Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.Last month, the AP published internal WikiLeaks files showing Assange tried to move to Russia as early as 2010.___Online:The Ecuadorean government’s letter to Vintimilla: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5004881-Carta-Canciller.htmlInternal Ecuadorean government documents: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5004882-Annexes.htmlThe AP’s WikiLeaks files: https://www.documentcloud.org/search/projectid:40593-WikiLeaks____Raphael Satter can be reached on: http://raphaelsatter.comlast_img read more

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UNICEF emergency supplies ready for cyclonehit Fiji Solomon Islands

By on October 11, 2019

16 March 2010The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is on standby with emergency relief supplies for thousands of people in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, which were pummeled by heavy winds and rains from two extreme cyclones. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is on standby with emergency relief supplies for thousands of people in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, which were pummeled by heavy winds and rains from two extreme cyclones.Medical equipment, drugs, water containers, water purifying tablets, soap, tarpaulins and tents are among the supplies made possible through cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF’s Pacific Office has announced.In Fiji, Cyclone Tomas intensified yesterday to a Category Four hurricane with winds up to almost 250 kilometers per hour, and was forecast to reach 280 kilometres in its centre.There were initial reports of at least one death, significant infrastructure damage, flooding and widespread disruption of power. All schools were closed and people were told to stay home.Fiji’s disaster management office, DISMAC, said an extensive emergency response was in place with more than 100 shelters set up.In the Solomon Islands, Cyclone Ululi reached Category Five status with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour. Authorities said they had received reports of a number of very remote islands hit, with severe flooding having been reported. read more

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Bodies of 5 fishermen reported missing found at sea

By on October 8, 2019

The five fishermen have been reported missing after their fishing boat, which set out to sea from Galle, collided with a ship at mid sea. The police said that six fishermen were on the boat and one fishermen had managed to make his way to the shore. (Colombo Gazette) The bodies of five fishermen reported missing have been found at sea, the navy media unit said today.The navy had been deployed to locate a group of fishermen reported missing at sea and ships passing the area the fishermen were last seen had also been informed. Navy spokesman Captain Akram Alavi told the Colombo Gazette that two navy boats were deployed to the area. read more

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Teacher contract talks hit impasse this weekend

By on October 7, 2019

The union representing high school teachers was at the negotiating table with the province this weekend, but those contract talks have hit an impasse and are now off.It’s confusing because there are so many unions representing different groups of teachers and all of them are having difficulty negotiating with the province.This week Halton and Ottawa high school teachers started job action by wearing white shirts and jeans to work and refusing some administrative jobs.Public elementary teachers across the province are also working to rule, so this year’s standardized testing for grades three and six students will not take place.In Peel, Durham and Sudbury, public high schools are closed and teachers have been on picket lines for weeks. That could spread to other school boards. But those are local strikes. The talks that broke down this weekend were at the central bargaining table, on main issues for all the public high school teachers in Ontario.As the Union Vice President, Harvey Bischof has been spending most of his time at that table. He’s not hopeful about the next step, conciliation, because the mediator who has been working with the two sides was very experienced and still unable to find common ground.So the union will request a no board report, and get ready for a legal strike position.But this school year is almost over , so if teachers walk out en masse, it likely won’t be until next September. Bischof doesn’t think public high school teachers will be alone on the picket lines.The province has been talking about forcing striking teachers back to work to save the year for 70 000 students who have been out of school for as long as a month.Bischof said he expects that legislation will be tabled as early as tomorrow. read more

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Sofia Carson and Djokovic headline Arthur Ashe Kids Day

By on October 3, 2019

FILE – In this May 13, 2017 file photo, actress Sofia Carson from “Descendants” arrives at Wango Tango in Carson, Calif. Carson and tennis star Novak Djokovic will be among the headliners at this year’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, a stadium show on Saturday, Aug. 26, that kicks off the 2017 U.S. Open. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) Sofia Carson and Djokovic headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day by The Associated Press Posted Jul 11, 2017 7:31 am MDT Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Descendants” star Sofia Carson and two-time U.S. Open champ Novak Djokovic will headline this year’s Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, a stadium concert that organizers are hoping will increase interest in youth tennis.The annual event, which pays tribute to the late tennis great, is set for Aug. 26 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. It will also be broadcast the following day from 2-3 p.m. EDT on ABC, which will air the “Descendents 2” starring Carson on July 21.This year’s lineup includes performances by the pop duo Jack & Jack, singer-songwriter Alex Aiono and boy band New Hope Club.The event is also being used to promote the United States Tennis Association’s Net Generation initiative, which aims to get more children ages 5 to 18 playing the sport.___Online:http://www.arthurashekidsday.com/www.usopen.org______This story has been corrected to show that the event is Saturday Aug. 26, not Aug. 27. read more

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UN agency evacuates more than 1000 refugees from Libya over past three

By on October 2, 2019

The agency reported that the latest flights left the capital, Tripoli, this week, carrying 128 refugees to Niger on Tuesday while a second plane flew 150 others to Italy on Wednesday.Overall, 1,084 refugees have been evacuated in the three months since the start of the operation and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on more countries to provide resettlement places for those still in Libya.“These evacuations have provided a new chance at life for more than 1,000 refugees who were detained in Libya and suffered tremendously. By the end of 2018, we hope to evacuate thousands more,” said Vincent Cochetel, the agency’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean.UNHCR said the 128 refugees evacuated to Niger are being accommodated in guesthouses in the capital, Niamey, thanks to cooperation from its partners and support from the Government.They will receive assistance and psychosocial support pending resettlement or other durable solutions.A total of 770 refugees have been evacuated to the country since November, including single mothers, families and unaccompanied or separated children.The 150 refugees flown to Rome included children and women who UNHCR said had been held captive for lengthy periods.The flight marked the second evacuation from Libya to Italy “and could not have happened without the strong commitment of the Italian authorities and the support of the Libyan Government,” according to a statement by the UN agency.So far, a total of 312 refugees have been evacuated directly to the European country. read more

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Poseys lawyer Posey hasnt done anything wrong

By on September 28, 2019

Suspended Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey’s attorney provided documents to The Lantern claiming that drive time, as well as phone records, bank activity and timecards are evidence that Posey wasn’t overpaid to the extent of a five-game suspension. Larry James, an attorney with Crabbe, Browne & James LLC, who is paid by OSU for representing Posey, spoke with The Lantern Saturday in his firm’s downtown office about the NCAA’s announcement Friday that Posey would be suspended five games for receiving money for work he didn’t do from former booster Robert DiGeronimo. OSU did not immediately provide The Lantern with information pertaining to how much James is paid. Posey was originally scheduled to return to play Saturday at Nebraska after being suspended five games for the “Tattoo-gate” scandal. However, OSU athletic director Gene Smith announced on Oct. 3 that Posey would be suspended at least one additional game, before the NCAA’s ruling Friday that Posey must actually sit five more games. OSU lost to Nebraska on Saturday, 34-27. OSU receivers only caught six passes on 18 total attempts between quarterbacks Braxton Miller and Joe Bauserman for 108 yards. DiGeronimo employed Posey at Independence Excavations and Valley Laser Car Wash near Independence, Ohio, from June 18, 2009, through March 20, 2011. OSU and NCAA enforcement staffs concluded that Posey was paid for 70 hours of work, despite only working 21.5 hours. He was overpaid by 48.5 hours and $727.50. Posey is being ordered to pay that figure back as part of the NCAA’s ruling. James said he has “never seen any process like this whatsoever” in regards to the NCAA’s investigation of Posey. In an Oct. 5 letter from James’ firm to the NCAA reinstatement staff, James said the athletes “did not know the precise method by which their wages were being calculated” and that Posey “had no reason to believe that his wages may have been miscalculated or that he may have been overpaid.” DiGeronimo said in a June 29 letter to James that all athletes were paid $15 an hour, a rate he said was comparable to his shop employees but less than what local union members who do comparable work would be paid. Drive time James argued that drive time to the Independence area from Columbus and back was included in Posey’s compensation. James said in a letter dated Sept. 30 to Doug Archie, OSU’s associate athletic director for compliance, that the days and hours Posey worked were incorrectly reported. Independence Excavating originally reported that Posey worked 10 hours the week ending March 27, 2009, 24 hours the week ending June 18, 2009, 20 hours the week ending Feb. 19, 2010 and 16 hours the week ending March 25, 2011. According to the letter, the hours should have been reported as 10 hours, 11 hours, nine hours and 16 hours, respectively, and Posey was paid for those hours. Each week incorporated driving time to Independence from Columbus and back as part of his compensation, which is normal for union employees. Posey was paid a grand total $978.49 from DiGeronimo, which accounts for 65.23 hours of the 70 hours for which he was paid, assuming he was paid $15 per hour. Posey also received $102 in impermissible benefits for a round of golf with Columbus photographer Dennis Talbott. Phone records James also argued that phone records corroborate that Posey was in the Independence area working at the times he was supposed to be working. Phone records show Posey made and took phone calls from Independence, as well as surrounding cities West Salem, Ashland, Cleveland (where Posey stayed with running back Dan Herron the week ending March 25, 2011), Broadview, Beachwood, Medina, Mansfield, Brecksville, Warren and Cuyahoga Heights, among others during the weeks in question while he was supposed to be working. However, the letter states the reason why calls were traced to a multitude of cities is because the two Independence Excavation locations and the car wash at which he worked, Valley Laser Car Wash, are all located a mile from each other in Valley View, Ohio, which is north of Independence. The letter also states that the calls could have been traced from antennas outside of the area because the nearest Verizon towers where Posey was making calls from may have been experiencing high call volume. As a result, the closest Verizon tower would not necessarily transmit the call, and it would have been connected through a different tower or antenna leased through Verizon, and the listing for the call would read two different locations. NCAA’s response The NCAA didn’t consider the phone records, James said, and only considered evidence put forth specifically by the university. “I put forth the cell phone records. I put forth the bank records. I put forth the documents from DiGeronimo to verify that, so what I’m saying to you is they’re being disingenuous to you,” James said. In fact, the NCAA took issue with James’ assertion that the NCAA was ignoring facts. “These statements are patently false,” NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn told the The Lantern in an email. “To ensure a fair process for the involved student-athlete, each reinstatement decision is determined based on its own merits. The staff carefully reviews all information that the university puts forward during the reinstatement process. Posey’s withholding condition is based on his own actions and responsibility for the violation.” James said there were several issues with the NCAA’s investigation. “(One) is the lack of due process for the students,” he said. “(Second is) a lack of meaningful representation for the students by counsel, and thirdly, there is no opportunity for the student or the students represented to have meaningful input into the process.” James said he believes Posey’s punishment may be a lingering effect from violations incurred by former quarterback Terrelle Pryor. “In the eyes of the NCAA, they are guilty by association,” he said. Athletes unaware Archie said in a letter dated Oct. 3 to Jennifer Henderson, the NCAA’s director for student-athlete reinstatement, that it wasn’t obvious to the athletes that they were being overpaid and that none of them felt they were overpaid. The athletes also didn’t believe they had to register their employment with the university and that the job would not last for an extended period of time, so they did not contact the compliance office. The letter states that the athletes weren’t told their hourly wage and that no timecards were filled out, as the hours were verbally reported by a supervisor to the controller, who issued the checks to the athletes. The procedure is similar to how other part-time employees at Independence Excavating are paid, according to the letter. However, timecards signed by an Independence Excavating supervisor show running back Dan Herron, who was also suspended for Saturday’s game at Nebraska, worked eight hours a day for 32 hours total for the week ending June 18, 2010. Another timecard shows Herron worked 40 hours the week ending July 30, 2010, but does not list the hours by day. A supervisor was interviewed by the university during its investigation and said there were no issues with the athletes not performing work.   Documents provided by OSU at Monday’s press conference in which Smith announced that Posey, Herron and Marcus Hall would be suspended one game list the “incorrect” hours Posey was paid. DiGeronimo’s involvement DiGeronimo issued a letter on Sept. 26 stating that Posey requested to work the week ending Feb. 19, 2010, as he was going to be in Cleveland to attend a charity gala. His request was approved and the company precut him a check because the payroll department was closed on Saturdays. The check was tagged “makeup” and the controller assumed the hours accumulated based on a previously used pay rate. Because the request involved other athletes as well, DiGeronimo said a detailed review was not possible in that timeframe, and in another letter to James dated Sept. 23, said the company did not “have the ability to substantiate the hours for this week.” Posey was paid for five hours travel time plus four hours on-site for that week’s work. He was also paid time-and-a-half since that’s what union workers are paid for working Saturdays. He was ultimately paid $33 an hour for nine hours of work, totaling $300. DiGeronimo never consented to an interview with the OSU and NCAA compliance staffs, and has since been disassociated from the university. “It wasn’t a question of whether he wanted to be interviewed by OSU or the NCAA, he just felt he wasn’t gonna get a fair an impartial audience, and that’s turned out to be true,” James said. “On the one hand, the NCAA says that it’s gonna accept the early report that we gave them and it’s gonna disregard all the other reports.” Fallout on campus Posey’s suspension means he won’t be eligible to return until OSU hosts Penn State on Nov. 19. The team will finish the regular season by traveling to Michigan the next week, and then could play in the Big Ten Championship and a bowl game afterward, if necessary. Smith said in a statement Friday that he was disappointed with the NCAA’s ruling. “I am extremely disappointed with the NCAA’s decision regarding Devier Posey,” Smith said. “This penalty is harsh considering the nature of the violation and the five-game suspension already served by this student athlete.” James said he backs Smith and OSU president E. Gordon Gee. “I think they’re doing exceptionally well under the circumstances,” James said. “You put any person in a situation, because you had the ‘Sports Illustrated 9′ and that turned to be not an issue. The cars turned out to be not an issue. The tattoos and memorabilia was dealt with untimely. And this issue has been dealt with timely, although I would say the truth has not been addressed thus far in this ordeal.” James even backs Gee after Gee told The Columbus Dispatch last week that OSU was the “poster child for compliance.” “What I understood him meaning is that whenever there is an infraction of any type, that this university and its compliance staff reports it without exception,” James said. While Posey will only be eligible for two regular season games this season, James offered a message Posey might relay to OSU students and fans. “He would say he is a model student,” James said. “He’s a model teammate. He’s a committed athlete. He’s going to graduate on time and he hasn’t done anything wrong.” Larry James Read the documents: Letter from James explaining that there was no way for athletes to know how they were paid Timecards for Dan Herron Letter from James to NCAA defending Posey’s pay with cell phone and bank records Letter from James to NCAA explaining how the cell phone towers proved Posey was in Independence, Ohio Letter from OSU to NCAA outlining the athletes’ jobs with Robert DiGeronimo read more

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Parents who share pictures of their children on social media putting their

By on September 25, 2019

He said some nurseries were using their use of CCTV as a “selling point” for “anxious parents to check what’s going on”. “This has been fuelled further by all the reports we’ve seen of abuse of patients in care homes, and people being caught on CCTV, and sometimes the same allegations have been made about children’s facilities,” he added.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Parents who share pictures of their children on social media are putting their human rights at risk, the United Nations has warned. The UN’s special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci said that “strong guidelines” were needed to preserve the rights of children whose parents upload video and images of them.  During a mission to the UK to assess the privacy situation he also found that kindergarten-age children were being surveilled using CCTV at school and in their bedrooms. At a press conference on Friday he suggested there could be a rising number of cases involving children who argue their rights have been infringed because their parents had posted videos and images of them on the internet. “How do you deal with parents who insist on taking a video of their kids every single day and posting it on YouTube every single day?”We’ve already seen the very first cases of kids suing their parents because of the stuff they have posted on Facebook about them,” he said.  Mr Cannataci said that children “require increased protection” from companies who collect and share their data, but his investigation had not yet established whether new legislation was required. He also criticised Home Office plans to prosecute people who repeatedly view extremist material online, arguing that prosecuting people for “looking” is close to creating a “thought crime”.  read more

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FROM PARIS TO BOSNIA Muhamed Toromanovic joins RK Gracanica

By on September 22, 2019

Muhamed ToromanovićRK Gracanica One of the best line-players from the Balkan region in the last decade, Muhamed Toromanovic, decided to go back home after 10 years abroad.The 34-years old former Bosnian NT captain joined domestic first league team RK Gracanica.He is coming from French US Creteil.Toromanovic spent his best years at KIF Kolding and Orlen Wisla Plock.“Tore” was a part of Bosnian team who played at Men’s IHF World Championship 2015 in Qatar. ← Previous Story Carsten Lichtlein to change Gummersbach for Erlangen Next Story → Baltic Handball League 18/19 to start in new format read more

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New Hellboy Trailer Unleashes the Blood Queens Gory Mission

By on September 20, 2019

first_img A new Hellboy trailer is out and it unveils more f-bombs, gruesome creatures, and the Blood Queen’s violent plan to make the fiery hero her king.On Thursday, Lionsgate Movies teased a second Hellboy trailer on YouTube, which focuses on the evil sorceress and why Hellboy plays a role in her bloody quest. The movie, which stars David Harbour and Milla Jovovich, will premiere in theaters on April 12.In the second Hellboy trailer, the Blood Queen (Jovovich) arrives in London and unleashes a full-blown apocalypse with sewer-dwelling monsters, broken bodies, and dark clouds over the horizon. However, Hellboy (Harbour) and his crew (Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim) try to work together to stop her hellish destruction.The Blood Queen questions Hellboy’s alliance to “the people who fear him,” and pressures him to join her prophecy to rule the world. Hellboy though is not on board: Despite his superpowers, he knows she’s manipulative and will eventually kill him. So, he decides to “give her hell” and finish off her demon-like army.Will Hellboy stop the madness? Or will Earth become the Blood Queen’s hunting grounds? We’ll have to wait for Hellboy to hit the big screen to find out what’s in store for this doomed showdown.More on Geek.com:First ‘Hellboy’ Trailer Is a Fiery Battle Against Gruesome Monsters ‘Dark Phoenix’ Trailer Kills Fox’s X-Men Universe ‘Aquaman 2’ Will Hit Theaters in December 2022 Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ last_img read more

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App to Ease Commutes to MacDill AFB

By on September 13, 2019

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority has launched a smartphone app that could shorten motorists’ lengthy commutes to MacDill Air Force Base and ease traffic congestion in South Tampa.The app provides near real-time data on travel times for primary and alternative routes onto the base, reported the Tampa Tribune. About 15,000 vehicles pass through the base’s four gates every day.The app, which is free to download and use, was designed for MacDill users to provide the wait time from a point almost two miles from the installation to each of its four gates, said authority spokeswoman Susan Chrzan.The authority developed the app as part of a larger study of morning traffic flows headed to MacDill intended to reduce wait times and ease congestion throughout surrounding neighborhoods, Chrzan said. The cost to develop and launch the custom MacDill gate traffic app was about $10,000, with the funds being reallocated from the ongoing traffic study.“The peak time queues back up from the gates into surrounding Tampa neighborhoods and add to congestion there due to school and commuter traffic,” said Chrzan.The study has produced one concrete recommendation — adding a right turn lane and other intersection improvements at the Tanker Way gate — that already has been approved. Tampa officials now are trying to identify a source to fund the project’s $300,000 cost, Vik Bhide, the city’s chief traffic management engineer, told the Tribune.MacDill officials are cooperating with the study and the app’s development, according to Capt. Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the 6th Air Mobility Wing.“This is a great example of the ongoing community partnerships we have here at MacDill,” Brown said.last_img read more

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Tuya Smarts home security system IDs faces at CES 2019

By on September 10, 2019

first_imgAt CES 2019, Tuya Smart has a new security system including a smart doorbell. Tuya Smart Startup Tuya Smart has brought a new Home Security System to CES 2019, which it claims can spot familiar — and unfamiliar — faces. The system includes a hub and a variety of sensors that promise to keep an eye on your home for you. There’s also a smart doorbell. Tuya Smart says the system incorporates facial recognition and can alert you if there’s a stranger at the door.  The company claims that its facial recognition algorithms “can be put into products made by any smart home tech manufacturer” as well as being incorporated into its own security system. The Tuya Smart system works with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well. Tuya Smart has not yet shared pricing or availability information for its new home security system. Tags How to buy the right security camera for you Security Cameras Security CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Walmart $44 Review • Myfox review: High-priced security system is a major miss $44 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 0center_img See It 4:11 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Preview • MyFox wants to help you keep burglars on the outside Post a comment See it Myfox Smart Home Security System Mentioned Above Myfox Home Alarm 85 Photos Share your voice CES Products Amazon Facial recognitionlast_img read more

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Houston Officials Crack Down On Looters

By on September 2, 2019

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Photo by Dave Nakayama. Creative Commons license.Mayor Sylvester Turner has imposed a midnight curfew, to help curtail looting in Houston. And offenders in Harris County are now slated to face more time behind bars.The Harris County District Attorney’s Office says at least 14 looters have been arrested in the past couple of days. They’ll now face stiffer punishments, under a Texas law providing heftier penalties during a crisis.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement: “Anyone who tries to take advantage of this storm to break into homes or businesses should know that they are going to feel the full weight of the law. Offenders will be processed around the clock without delay.”Under Texas law, punishment increases for crimes like assault, robbery, burglary, and theft; if they are committed in a county declared a disaster area by the governor.Here is a breakdown of how penalties increase:A Second Degree Felony is punished as First Degree Felony.A State Jail Felony is punished as a Third Degree Felony.A Third Degree Felony is punished as a Second Degree Felony.A Class A Misdemeanor is punished by a minimum of 180 days in jail.A Class B Misdemeanor is punished as a Class A Misdemeanor.For example, burglarizing a home would normally bring a penalty of two to 20 years behind bars. It now brings five years to life.The City of Houston is also warning about imposters who are posing as law enforcement, telling people to evacuate.. With the intent of breaking into the house after they’re gone. 00:00 /00:50 Listen Sharelast_img read more

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Victims of the System

By on August 31, 2019

first_img“Umesh from UP was falsely accused of molestation by his neighbour aunty when in reality it was a property dispute. When the cops did not find any evidence or grounds against him, they did not probe further into the matter but then the woman went to some senior police officer and asked for action to be taken against him. Umesh felt so harassed, he committed suicide.” While the rest of us strive to achieve reforms and raising the status of women, we totally forget the ‘male’ gender. They are neglected, labelled and their problems are not taken into consideration, because how can men have problems? They have it easy, we assume. This gender antagonism has led a lot of people wrongly interpreting the cause of feminism. What’s more, male-bashing often leads to internet subcultures where critiques of feminism mix with hostility towards women. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDeepika Bhardwaj, a male activist, has sparked a change all across India with her TedxTalks and her documentary ‘Martyrs of Marriage.’ Her cause that started as a result of a familial problem has now led to a nation level awareness programme. Her documentary features men from parts of India and their voices are given a platform to open up. Approximately, 90,000 married men committed suicide in 2016 alone – this is not an ignorable number. ‘Section 498A of the IPC deals with a non-bailable offence which applies to a husband, or relative(s) of a husband, of a woman, who is/are subjecting her to cruelty.’ Made with the right intentions to protect women from being harassed, it is being majorly misused and has become a tool in a woman’s hand as she can easily frame her husband and his family to gain anything from them. Every man convicted in this case is treated the same way by the police. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIf a woman is found guilty of falsely accusing her husband and his family, she has to pay a penalty of Rs10000 or Rs100 and it’s bailable. Most cases would just be closed. In majority of these cases they’ll accept the case, question the woman, and ask the man to take the case to court. If the woman is found guilty, the judge can prosecute her and initiate proceedings against the woman which is a rare case. In rape cases, we are seeing some progress. “I know of a case where a woman from Ludhiana, met a Delhi man on Facebook, just one week before her husband committed suicide. Then two weeks after her husband’s burial, she and her online ‘friend’ went to Rajasthan after she came to visit him in Delhi. What happened after that was surprising. After coming back she filed a rape case against him, claiming he drugged her. Now the man is in jail, fighting for innocence with laws that already biased against him,” said the documentarian “What these laws essentially do is they hide what’s really happening in our society. And to put the cherry on the cake, there is dowry and harassment, which is usually seen as something that happens to women and not men. These are the clothes you just throw over the real big problem, to underplay it. The truth is, marriages are falling apart, extra-marital affairs are happening so easily, people have no patience,” added Deepika.When asked if she is a feminist, she exclaimed, saying she wasn’t because she thinks the modern interpretation of the word just puts her off. She believes the women who graduate from prestigious colleges, celebrities, the ‘feminists,’ who call the shots are super bigoted and they send the wrong message to the others.”People call me a male activist but I am just a film maker, I just show the truth and make movies, I am just a story teller and know the right from wrong. If you look at me just as a human being, I am just trying to do something that I saw and thought was right,” said Deepika.On being asked about receiving any political support, she said, “All politicians are the same when it comes to these issues; they all want to play it safe. This is not anybody’s concern because it’s not on anybody’s agenda. It’s the backlash that they are afraid of. People are very skeptical when they are powerful because they don’t want to lose their position.”She did not start with a plan but now she has a lot of plans which however, don’t come with a deadline but after the screenings of her documentary, Deepika is going to work on more projects to spread the word on male harassement. Several issues in this space need to gain attention and be changed. The day she can stop even one person from being framed in a false 498 A case, she’d have done it all and can finally rest.last_img read more

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The History of Digital Content Infographic

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first_img Register Now » March 11, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min readcenter_img From YouTube videos to Instagram posts to the article you’re reading now, we live in a content-fueled world.Ninety percent of digital data that exists today was created within the last two years, according to data compiled by MerlinOne, a digital asset management platform. In fact, 2.5 quintillion bytes of digital data are created every day — that’s equivalent to the storage capacity of 36 million iPads. And that’s thanks to advancements in technology and the rise of social media, digital advertising and online publishing.Related: 10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social MediaAn important milestone in digital content creation was in 1994 when Amazon was founded. Another important milestone was in 2007 when the first iPhone was released. This monumental event not only marked the beginning of the life-changing smartphone frenzy, but paved the way for more major digital content opportunities including social media and mobile apps. With Netflix’s streaming launch in 2007, the birth of Bitcoin in 2009 and the release of Google Drive collaboration software, the aughts set the stage for a digital content revolution.Related: 25 Digital-Marketing and Social-Media Experts to Follow on TwitterFast-forward to today and more than half of the world’s population, 4 billion people, is connected to the internet. Technology and digital data has seeped into nearly every aspects of our daily lives including finance, news and music.To learn more, check out MerlinOne’s infographic below.  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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Dive into Data Science With These Discounted Courses

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 29, 2019 2 min read Register Now » Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. No matter what industry you’re in, the big data revolution will change the way it operates. Companies have mountains of data to work with, and they’re on the hunt for professionals who can analyze their data and turn it into profit. Whether you’re looking to make a career change and start over at a new company, or if you want to dive into your startup’s data on your own, the 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle can help you become an expert.These six courses demystify data science and machine learning with 130 hours of training. You’ll master SAS, the industry-standard data science software that will help you become an expert in analytics. You might not think of yourself as a coder, but this bundle will teach you how to use the Python programming language to dive deep into data.Machine learning concepts and techniques will be second nature after this bundle’s Machine Learning Certification course. You’ll also discover how to make sense of data with open-source software like Hadoop, and how to visualize your data with Tableau. When you’re all done, you’ll have multiple certificates to show off for each of your new skills.The 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle retails at $2,500, but right now it’s marked down to $20 with limited time promo code: WEEKEND60. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more June 10, 2008 – The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU) recently implemented McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS), looking to provide its radiologists, surgeons and other caregivers faster access to medical images ranging from multislice CT to ultrasound.VCU also installed the system to provide its caregivers with improved workflow capabilities to analyze, distribute and store medical images and information across the organization, in hopes of improving patient care.The integration with VCU’s existing database of images is reportedly enabling the institution to avoid the costly process of converting data to a new backend platform. A “disruption-free” implementation ensured that VCU was able to perform “business as usual” during the installation, according to McKesson. The radiology group utilizes the usability of features such as a true, unified work list, clinical series mapping and adaptive image loading. The McKesson solution also reportedly helps enhance the National Patient Safety Goals and improves report turn-around time to referring physicians through intelligent workflow considerations. These include image analysis capabilities, integrated 3D images, reporting and communication tools from a single radiologist cockpit. As a result, radiologists no longer need to move from one workstation to another to complete studies involving advanced visualization and analysis. The VCU contract also includes licensing for McKesson’s Horizon Optical Imaging solution, an optical imaging product that enables clinicians to take an analog optical device, such as an endoscope, and turn it into a fully DICOM-enabled digital modality to enable digital capture of still and cine images. Image storage, archiving and viewing is supported by the Horizon Medical Imaging system. For more information: www.mckesson.com, www.vcu.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | June 09, 2008 VCU Looks to Improve Patient Care with New PACS Related Content 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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The American Lung Association creates LUNG FORCE

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first_img Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Lung Cancer | August 02, 2017 The American Lung Association creates LUNG FORCE American Lung Association and The Ad Council Launch PSA campaign to increase awareness of groundbreaking lung cancer screening on World Lung Cancer Day Related Content Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. To raise public awareness of lung cancer — the leading cancer killer of men and women — the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative has partnered with the Ad Council to launch the first national public service advertising (PSA) campaign to educate Americans about a groundbreaking lung cancer screening for those at high risk. This potentially lifesaving low-dose CT scan (LDCT) can detect lung cancer in the early stages, before symptoms arise, when the disease is more curable. The campaign, “Saved By The Scan,” was developed pro bono by creative agency, Hill Holliday, and launches today on World Lung Cancer Day.This campaign targets the estimated 9 million people in the U.S. who are at high risk for lung cancer and should talk to their doctor about getting screened. A person is considered high risk for lung cancer if they: are between 55–80 years old; (or between 55–77 years old and on Medicare), have a 30 pack year history of smoking (this means 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc., and are a current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years.”Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and lung cancer screening for individuals at high risk is truly the breakthrough we need to save more lives and help turn the tide against lung cancer,” said American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer. “Lung cancer screening is a powerful opportunity to save lives by diagnosing the disease in early stages when the disease is more curable. Screening can potentially save thousands of lives, and through this campaign we hope to empower and motivate former and current smokers to learn more about their screening options.”The campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of early detection through lung cancer screening and drive high-risk individuals to take a lung cancer screening eligibility quiz at SavedByTheScan.org. The site also provides information about lung cancer screening (insurance coverage, how to find a screening center, etc.) and includes a section for people to share their personal stories about how they were “saved by the scan.””This campaign is vital to addressing one of the most overlooked and deadly health crises of our time,” said Ad Council CEO and President Lisa Sherman. “We know that this new compelling campaign will empower people at risk, or who have loved ones at risk, to get screened and ultimately save lives.”The television spot, featuring a former smoker climbing to the top of a vast mountain of cigarettes and ash, is symbolic of the effort it took to quit smoking. After conquering the addiction, proactively taking the extra step to get screened for lung cancer is punctuated by the tagline, “You stopped smoking. Now start screening.” The creative was shot by Academy-Award nominee Rodrigo Prieto, the cinematographer behind Silence, Babel, Argo and Brokeback Mountain.”How often do we get the chance to make advertising that saves lives? With this campaign, brought to life by the unique perspective of Rodrigo Prieto, we get to do just that,” said Lance Jensen, Chief Creative Officer at Hill Holliday. “It’s an honor and a privilege for Hill Holliday to create ‘Saved By The Scan’ for the Ad Council on behalf of the American Lung Association. We hope this work helps raise awareness of this amazing screening technology and prevents lung cancer from taking more lives.”Consider the devastating facts about lung cancer:Lung cancer kills 426 people every day – approximately 18 deaths each hour, or 1 death every 3.5 minutes.The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 17.7 percent, among the lowest for all types of cancers.Early detection can save lives – survival rates are five times higher when lung cancer is detected early, but most cases are not diagnosed until later stages. If only half of the high-risk population were screened, more than 15,000 lives could be saved. The American Lung Association created LUNG FORCE, a national movement to defeat lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women and men. LUNG FORCE has three priorities: make lung cancer a cause that people care about and act on, educate and empower patients and healthcare providers, and raise critical funds for lung cancer research.For more information: SavedByTheScan.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read morelast_img read more

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