first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The family and friends of Jonathan Bruce will be marching in the Canada Day parade for the third straight year on Sunday to raise awareness of their cause.Bruce’s body was found at the Fort St. John motocross track on November 24th, 2013. He was 16 years old. Police say that he and another person were riding an ATV at the track the night before he was found deceased, and that his wallet, iPod, and a multi-coloured Burton jacket were not present.Though it’s been four and a half years since his death, his friends and family say they still hope that whoever is responsible for his death is uncovered. Madison Loucks, who is married to Bruce’s twin brother Nicholas, says that the organization Justice for Jonathan will be participating in the Fort St. John Canada Day parade for the third straight year this Sunday. Loucks explained that while Bruce’s siblings and many of his friends are now in adulthood attending post-secondary school or having kids of their own, they still keep his memory alive. She said that by raising awareness of the case, the group hopes that anyone with any information about Bruce’s death or the whereabouts of his missing belongings will come forward.The RCMP say that anyone with information about the case can call their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

first_imgThe controversy surrounding sexual harassment accusation against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi got more complicated yesterday after a special bench of the Supreme Court addressed the affidavit submitted by Advocate Utsav Bains on the same. While a Supreme Court panel headed by Justice S A Bobde issued a notice to the former employee who sent her affidavit to 22 judges alleging sexual harassment, directing her to appear before the court on April 26, matters before the special bench led by Justice Arun Mishra regarding Bains’ affidavit raised eyebrows. Bains’ affidavit unveiled a man, identifying himself as a relative of the former SC employee, offering him up to Rs 1.5 crore to file a false case against CJI. However, when Bains asked him to be specific regarding his relationship with the former employee, the man grew evasive. Bains claimed that he is in possession of reliable information citing a larger plot at play against CJI where vested interests expressed interest in bringing down CJI through a false case which will enforce his resignation. Bains withheld more crucial information which he wanted to convey by filing a second affidavit but was abstained from doing so by Justice Mishra who advised him to pen it down so that there is not even a remote chance of the confidential details getting doctored. Justice Mishra implicitly referred to the recent dismissal of court staffers Manav Sharma and Tapan Chakravarthy for doctoring a court order in a contempt case between Anil Ambani and Ericsson. He further acknowledged the fact that CJI had been courageous and independent in leading SC cases and his nature might have irked some interests. He also observed how CJI’s unprecedented move to sack two court masters – Manav Sharma and Tapan Kumar Chakraborty – for tampering with orders of the Supreme Court in Ericsson’s contempt plea against Reliance Communications and Anil Ambani. Justice Mishra credited CJI with something that no other CJI had done and by his observation, it is natural that this sort of independent behaviour has upset some quarters. The contents of the affidavit submitted by Bains were considered so disturbing that the bench did not reveal its contents to anyone, not even senior counsel Indira Jaisingh. Receiving pertinent advice from the Attorney General (AG) and Solicitor General (SG) present in the court, the bench inquired about credible personnel to discuss this confidential matter behind the closed door. Bains was specifically irked by AG’s constant interest in a Facebook post by him that he will file an affidavit in SC with evidence of “conspiracy against the CJI by a lobby of disgruntled judges, SC fixers, corporate scamsters, and a few corrupt Politicians – All who have meticulously planned the conspiracy to force the CJI to resign as their ‘Corrupt works were not going through in SC”. But AG highlighted how Bains’s affidavit filed in SC has no mention of the alleged lobby of disgruntled judged and corrupt politicians. Twice, AG pursued this and twice Bains had an outburst as he complained that AG was doubting his integrity. Justice Mishra asserted that the materials submitted by Bains alleged that the disgruntled employees of the SC had tried to frame the CJI. Connecting it to what CJI did with the court masters, this was a likely outcome. Also Read – A compounding difficultyWhile Bains’ courage to come up directly before the law (judges) and trust them with the highly sensitive and confidential matter, which he believes would not have been appropriate to be taken to police or CBI reflects the seriousness of the issue. Asserting how CBI in the past has been used as a political tool and Police comes under the state (executive), Bains countered SG’s advice of having the matter probed by SIT. Bains rightly stood on denying the involvement of anyone but law. The independence of the judiciary is under threat as asserted by CJI and given Bains’s disclosure, it seems likely that some conspiracy is there which is yet to see the light of the day. While the Court said that it will decide if privilege can be claimed over the communications between Bains and the alleged conspirators, it remains to be seen what exactly this confidential information is. Bains’s concern over the sensitivity of the issue was rightly reciprocated by the learned bench who will now dig to the root of the issue. This will certainly be instrumental in the alleged accusation against CJI and for “the independence of the judiciary”.last_img read more

Washington – Once again, Morocco’s diplomatic flaws are in full display for the world to see. Rabat’s lack of a strategy to counter and diffuse the potential political windfall from the United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon visit to Algeria is staggering and confounding.The Polisario leaders have been pushing Mr. Ban Ki-moon to visit their camps for years hoping to score a diplomatic and public relations coup. Now, here they are, celebrating their success while Moroccan are struggling to come up with a response.The Moroccan people are hoping that Ban Ki-moon visit with the Polisario and his description of Morocco’s presence in the Sahara as “occupation” will force a major rethinking of the Royal Palace strategy in the conflict. The Moroccan officials’ decision to ignore this event is having an effect, though probably not the one they intended, since it has boosted Algeria’s arguments. As the Polisario separatists and their Algerian backers celebrate a diplomatic success, Morocco is relegated to a sour complainer without a response. The big question remains whether this misstep would induce people in charge of the Sahara dossier, to create an inclusive, transparent and competent quartet to manage the conflict.In fact, this visit to the Polisario camps in southern Algeria exposes, or re-exposes, a few things about Morocco’s dysfunctional diplomacy:Morocco lacks a blue print and a master plan detailing a strategy on how to manage the United Nations “biased” positions that seem to favor a ‘self-determination referendum” versus Morocco’s Local Autonomy Plan for the Sahara.A good number of Moroccan officials lack basic diplomatic and historical knowledge of the Sahara conflict. It is time to train and re-train Moroccan diplomats, ministers and parliamentarians on the details of the “western Sahara” dossier. They have a deep-seated ignorance of Morocco’s positions and strategy at the United Nations, the European Union and in key world capitals.Even though King Mohammed VI appointed dozens of new ambassadors from a variety of backgrounds, few of them would be able to freely and spontaneously undertake diplomatic initiatives without the blessing of few people in charge. This bureaucratic obstacle hampers the work of ambassadors and demoralized Moroccan activists around the globe.Moroccan diplomats, including ambassadors, are utterly uninformed on procedural grounds making it harder for them to respond Polisario’s maneuvers at internationals forms. This weakness is evident at the United Security Council and the European Court.Algeria, the real power-broker in this conflict, has been weakened strategically due to a fragile petro-economy, internal infighting and political upheaval within the military establishment. Yet, Polisario operators have been playing it well and winning in some cases.Die-hard pro-Algeria Sahrawi activists studied the Moroccan system and have used Rabat’s slow moving and heavily centralized diplomacy to their advantage. Thus, the Royal Palace has to empower Moroccan diplomats to go in the attack when time is opportune without risking reprehension or dismissal.Moroccan officials must dispel the myth that their nation is a roadblock to finding a solution to this conflict. To do that effectively, diplomats and politicians should familiarize themselves with Morocco’s Local Autonomy Plan.  The facade that Algeria and Mauritania are supporting the U.N. efforts while Morocco is opposing must be exposed.Morocco failed to expose Algeria’s role in the perpetuation of the Sahara conflict. Efforts must be redoubled and  focused on showing the world that this dispute is nothing more that and Algerian proxy war and a regional struggle between two neighboring countries, Morocco and Algeria over regional “supremacy”.The U.N. chief’s visit to the region has put Morocco in an awkward position, yet Rabat’s reaction was a dead silence for weeks. This diplomatic absence has created a wave of public indignation among Moroccans inside and outside the country.Furthermore, the Polisario leadership used the U.N. Chief’s visit to make a strong pitch for independence, While Moroccan officials resorted to complaining and criticizing. Such “strategy”, or lack thereof, will have a negative long-term effects on Morocco positions inside the United Nations and outside it.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permissionThe views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy read more

According to police reports in 2012, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The police claimed that the car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim. However suspicions later arose over the manner in which he died and it was believed that he was murdered. (Colombo Gazette) Former DIG Anura Senanayake was today further remanded in the Wasim Thajudeen murder case till April 27.Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone and his body was found in his car which had crashed into a wall.

“Yet again, the DPRK has broken the global norm against nuclear test explosions,” Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York. “Yet again, the country has defied the Security Council and the international community. “Yet again, the DPRK has needlessly and recklessly put millions of people at risk – including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights,” he added. Mr. Guterres reiterated his call on DPRK authorities to comply fully with its international obligations, including Security Council Resolution 2371, which was adopted last month. He welcomed yesterday’s meeting of the Security Council,” saying: “The unity of the Council is crucial in addressing this crisis. That unity also creates an opportunity to engage diplomatically to decrease tensions, increase confidence and prevent any escalation – all aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Secretary-General stressed dialogue and communication as necessary to avoid miscalculation or misunderstanding. “Confrontational rhetoric may lead to unintended consequences,” he elaborated. “The solution must be political. The potential consequences of military action are too horrific.” “As Secretary-General, I am ready to support any efforts towards a peaceful solution of this alarming situation, and as I said, to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” underscored Mr. Guterres. In response to a journalist who asked which of the global challenges he thought would be most focussed upon at the forthcoming General Assembly’s High-Level Week, Mr. Guterres answered “The most dangerous crisis we face today, [is] the crisis related to the nuclear risk in relation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”The ‘gathering force’ of climate change Turning to another topic of vital importance, Mr. Guterres said the world continues to witness climate change gather force., and he expressed solidarity with all those suffering the devastating impacts of the unprecedented events seen in recent weeks –from Texas to Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sierra Leone. “The United Nations stands ready to support relief efforts in any way possible,” he said, noting that the number of natural disasters has nearly quadrupled since 1970, with the US, followed by China and India experiencing the most since 1995. Last year alone, 24.2 million people were displaced by sudden-onset disasters – three times as many as by conflict and violence. Even before the current floods, preliminary reports for this year show that there have been 2,087 deaths from natural disasters. It is true that scientists caution us about linking any single weather event with climate change. But they are equally clear that such extreme weather is precisely what their models predict will be the new normal of a warming world. “With science forecasting a dramatic rise in both the frequency and severity of disasters, it is time to get serious about keeping ambition high on climate action – and on building resilience and reducing disaster risk,” he said. Grievances of Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine have ‘festered far too long’ Members of the Rohingya community crossing the border into Bangladesh. Photo: Azam Sheikh Ali Haider/UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017 ‹ › Also today, the Secretary-General called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilizing the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we are receiving constant reports of violence by Myanmar’s security forces, including indiscriminate attacks,” he told journalists, expressing concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine. “This will only further increase radicalization.” Mr. Guterres said that he has officially written to the Security Council to express his concern and to propose various steps to end the violence, adding that the grievances of Rohingya – the Muslims in the Rakhine state – “have festered for far too long and are becoming an undeniable factor in regional destabilization.” Mr. Guterres called on the international community to prevent further escalation and to seek a holistic solution, and urged the authorities in Myanmar to provide security and aid to those in need and safe access to life-saving aid. read more

USU Eastern Press ReleaseUtah State Eastern men’s basketball lost to the Snow College Badgers 68-57 on Saturday at home. Coming off back-to-back wins over top 20 teams, the Eagles’ four-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of the Badgers. Snow’s thirteen threes made on Saturday propelled them past the Eagles.“We didn’t finish on plays. With teams like that, if you give them chances, they are going to make threes,” said USU Eastern assistant coach Ray Jones, Jr.Snow’s Brayden Johnson made five shots from three-point territory and finished the game with a team-high 20 points while the Eagles struggled to get anything going consistently on Saturday. As a team, the Eagles shot 38.6% from the field and and 20% from three.“We were stagnant and didn’t get the ball inside as much as we should,” said USU Eastern’s Chase Berry.“It was an off shooting night and that is why our defense needed to be solid to withstand those type of nights,” said Jones Jr.The Eagles did come within four of the Badgers toward the end of the second half but ultimately couldn’t pull through to tie the game. Snow made six threes in the second half to put the game in their hands.“They move the ball very well as a team and are one of the more disciplined teams. They stick to what they do best, which is drive and kick,” said Jones Jr.Sophomore Ognjen Pantovic was the Eagles’ leading scorer against Snow with 18 points. Berry led the Eagles in rebounds with nine boards while also finishing with 10 points.USU Eastern will have a full week of practices to prepare for their next game, a road trip to Rangely next Saturday against Colorado Northwest.“We are going to get back to square one. Both on defense and offense we need a solid week of practice before CNCC,” said Jones Jr.The Eagles now have a record of 15-7 overall and a conference record of 3-1. They are in second place behind Snow in the standings. Fans can watch the Eagles’ game against CNCC on the Scenic West Digital Network beginning at 5 p.m. Photos by Jeff Barrett read more

THW Kiel staying the richest team in Germany with the season’s budget about 9.5 million EUR. The German champions are far away from the richest team in the world of handball – Paris Saint Germain (14.5 in the last season), but also in much better situation than the other rivals in DKB Bundesliga.The average budget of DKB Bundesliga team is over four million EUR.THW Kiel 9,5SG Flensburg-Handewitt 6,5Rhein-Neckar Löwen 5,7HSV Hamburg 5,2SC Magdeburg 5,1Frisch Auf Göppingen 5,0Füchse Berlin 4,5VfL Gummersbach 4,5MT Melsungen 4,5TuS N-Lübbecke 3,5TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 3,2TBV Lemgo 3,0HSG Wetzlar 3,0Bergischer HC 2,8HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 2,4TVB Stuttgart 2,3SC DHfK Leipzig 2,3ThSV Eisenach 1,85 ← Previous Story French kids confirm spectacular domination! Next Story → Minaur Baia Mare win Romanian Super Cup! dkb bundesligaTHW Kiel read more

first_imgDu nouveau sur le cancer colorectalFrance – Une étude sur des rats publiée le 7 juillet met en évidence un lien entre la consommation de charcuterie et le cancer du côlon.On soupçonnait depuis longtemps l’effet cancérigène de la charcuterie, l’Institut français de recherche agronomique (Inra) de Toulouse l’a démontré en menant une expérience sur des rats. Pour que la charcuterie ait des conséquences néfastes, il faut qu’elle combine quatre facteurs : la cuisson, la richesse en hème (composant naturel qui donne sa couleur rouge à la viande), l’ajout de nitrites (éléments contribuant à la saveur et à la conservation) et enfin l’oxydation. C’est la transformation de l’hème qui serait responsable.Cette connaissance nouvelle acquise, les producteurs pourraient être appelés à revoir leurs processus de fabrication et de conditionnement. Du côté des consommateurs, des mesures peuvent également être prises. Tout d’abord, il faudrait freiner son goût pour la charcuterie. Cela semble difficile dans l’hexagone où elle est profondément ancrée dans les habitudes alimentaires. Il faudrait également préférer acheter la charcuterie sous plastique et la consommer rapidement afin de limiter son oxydation.      Le 11 juillet 2010 à 11:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgL’App Store d’Amazon provoque la colère d’AppleLa marque à la pomme veut porter plainte contre Amazon, coupable à ses yeux d’usurper l’appellation App Store.Apple ne veut pas partager le nom “App Store”. La firme de Steve Jobs doit pourtant faire avec une concurrence déterminée à également utiliser cette fameuse appellation. C’est le cas du site de vente en ligne Amazon, qui a lancé aujourd’hui son Android App Store, une plateforme de téléchargement des applications pour smartphones fonctionnant sous le système d’exploitation de Google.À lire aussiPour sauver Internet, la Silicon Valley envisage d’installer ses serveurs dans l’espaceHier soir, Apple a donc annoncé avoir déposé une plainte en Californie contre Amazon pour violation de propriété intellectuelle. Une injonction destinée à interdire au site d’utiliser ce nom, explique le Wall Street Journal. “Les consommateurs d’applications logicielles pour mobiles risquent d’être confus quant à la caution ou l’approbation d’Apple apportées au service de téléchargement d’Amazon”, explique ainsi Apple. Déjà en conflit avec Microsoft, la marque à la pomme compte donc bien obliger Amazon à retirer l’appellation “App Store” dont elle est propriétaire depuis juillet 2008. Le 22 mars 2011 à 17:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgL’iPhone 5, pas avant octobre ? Malgré l’évocation d’une sortie en septembre, le nouvel iPhone d’Apple pourrait bien ne pas débarquer dans les boutiques avant fin octobre selon les dernières rumeurs.Il semble qu’il va falloir attendre un peu plus que ce que certains espéraient. En effet, selon les dernières rumeurs, l’iPhone 5 ne sortirait plus en septembre mais fin octobre. C’est ce que vient tout juste d’indiquer le blog All things Digital. “Certaines rumeurs parlent d’une sortie de l’iPhone en septembre ? Elles sont fausses”  a écrit John Paczkowski sur le site qui explique que les rumeurs sont parties du fait que l’opérateur AT&T aurait empêché ses employés de partir en vacances les deux dernières semaines de septembre en vue de la sortie du nouveau smartphone très attendu. “Je ne sais pas pourquoi AT&T rappelle ses hommes sur le pont pour cette période, mais ça n’a rien à voir avec un lancement d’iPhone” peut-on encore ainsi lire sur le blog, comme le rapporte Clubic.com. Pour l’instant, le mystère plane donc toujours sur la date de sortie de l’iPhone 5. Celle-ci pourrait être prévue pour octobre mais plus vers la fin du mois que le début, précise le blog All Things Digital. Une chose est sure, il va encore falloir attendre un peu avant de savoir enfin ce qu’a concocté la marque à la pomme.  Le 2 août 2011 à 09:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgBy MUHAMMED SAILU BAHThe Ministry of Energy with support from the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on 12 August, 2015 opened a two day workshop to validate the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) and National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) for the Gambia.The objective, according to organizers, is to present the action plans to the national stakeholders and gather their feedback on the targets and measures integrated in the plans and to officially validate the two action plan documents.In his opening address, Dr. Sarja Sanneh, Minister of Energy, said his ministry has been looking inwards to utilize the indigenous energy resources to reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.Dr. Sanneh said these resources include renewable energy and energy efficiency, adding that these are sustainable energy resources if judiciously exploited will go a long way to support the country’s economic development.“This is why under the umbrella of ECOWAS member states came together to cooperate in the development of energy resources of the region and it is under this cooperation program. ECOWAS, through its special agency on renewable energy and energy efficiency called ECREEE, is working with member states for the development of national action plans for renewable energy and energy efficiency within the framework of SEE4ALL,” said the energy minister.He said the availability of a reliable system of energy supply that is efficient, affordable and environmentally sound is one of the vital components of The Gambia Government’s development agenda which focuses on poverty alleviation and the achievement of Visions 2016, 2020 and MDGs.With the recognition of the vital role played in the socio-economic development of the country, Minister Sanneh said, the Government of The Gambia has been doing all what is possible to provide the vital services of energy to the doorsteps of the communities in the country.Hyacinth Elayo, Energy Policy Analyst from ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), on behalf of the Executive Director of ECREEE, thanked the Gambia government for the impressive strides taken in the area of sustainable energy development.“The partnership between ECREEE and The Gambia Government will complement The Gambia’s efforts to increase energy access for our homes, businesses and industry and lead to greater socio-economic development,” said Mr. Elayo.He noted that the ECOWAS Regional Renewable Energy Policy aims to ensure increased use of renewable energy sources such as solar, winds, small-scale hydro and bioenergy for grid electricity supply and for the provision of access to energy services in rural areas.The success of these action plans, said the ECREEE official, will require that they are based on national potentials and socio-economic assessments underpinned by concrete laws, incentives and measures as well as clear financing strategy and technically well designed interventions.He reiterated ECREEE’s firm commitment to supporting The Gambia to successfully implement action plans that are relevant to the country’s sustainable energy development aspirations thus promising that they will continue to encourage all stakeholders, particularly the private sector and civil society to engage with this process.The validation was held at the Boabab Hotel Resort in Bijilo. ]]>last_img read more

first_img FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Recommended for you Related Items:eddinton powell, fortis tci, urban green environment ltd Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 01 Sept 2015 – A significant milestone was yesterday announced in the move to see renewable energy introduced in the islands as FortisTCI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to run an industrial-sized solar energy test. The country’s lone electricity provider yesterday announced the deal which CEO Eddinton Powell says will not cost more and will not risk the quality of the power being supplied. Eddinton Powell, CEO FortisTCI: “The Company is very enthusiastic about the potential of this project and partnering with this potential IPP in the generation of green energy. This project, and soon to be launched renewable energy programs for residential customers, will usher in a new era of green energy in the TCI. We know that this will not happen overnight, and we realize that this is still an expensive proposition. However, the Company believes that renewable sources of energy will play an increasing role in the Country’s energy mix…” FortisTCI says in the near future, this apparent second phase of an initiative started a year ago with Urban Green Environment Ltd will mean both utility and residential scale solar systems can be supported with the solar systems interconnected to the grid within proposed limits. For now, wind power is out because of some restraints placed on FortisTCI by the Planning Department; those restraints were not named, but this new MOU with Urban Green Environment Ltd is being hailed as a revolutionary next step.last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, July 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Protestors disrupted the fourth consecutive National City City Council meeting earlier tonight.They’re demanding answers regarding the mysterious death of Earl McNeil.Protestors are demanding the resignation of the National City Chief of Police and the release of camera footage of the arrest.NCPD says McNeil was using a telephone outside the police station last may, when he became combative.Officers took McNeil into custody, and then rushed him to the hospital when they noticed he was having problems- but McNeil never recovered.Several protesters were restrained and some dragged out of the meeting. They promise to disrupt future meetings until they feel justice is served. Protests at National City City Council Meeting Posted: July 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_imgClark County commissioners gave a sneak preview this week of the debate to come on a proposal by the owners of the Class A Yakima Bears to bring the minor league baseball team to Vancouver. Just as a team’s performance during spring training doesn’t necessarily indicate how their season will go, commissioners could end up in another place after hearing more public input and working out details.Commissioners have yet to even have a work session on the proposal. They know they will likely be asked to impose a 5 percent countywide admissions tax and issue bonds to cover 70 percent of capital construction costs for a stadium at Clark College.Based on Wednesday’s discussion, it sounds as though Commissioner Tom Mielke, R-Battle Ground, will vote no, Commissioner Steve Stuart, D-Vancouver, will vote yes and Commissioner Marc Boldt, R-Hockinson, will be in his usual position as swing vote.Both Stuart and Boldt have said they want to hear the full proposal. Mielke asked why the county’s bothering with the issue.Revenue, jobsStuart has dropped pro-baseball clues, such as bringing up the fact owners are willing to finance 30 percent of capital construction costs — and all maintenance and operations costs — of a $23 million stadium they’d use for 38 games a year.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — People who have had trouble enrolling for insurance or using their benefits because of billing problems with the state’s health exchange can try again during a special enrollment period announced Monday by the office of Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.The limited enrollment period will begin Wednesday and run through Nov. 14. Only people who had problems under the previous enrollment period will be eligible.Officials at the exchange have estimated at least 6,000 accounts were affected by the billing problems. Some people aren’t being properly credited by the exchange for their insurance payments. Some people have been told by their doctors that the insurance company has no record of their coverage.last_img

first_img Twitter The track completes the band’s ‘Before Al1’ project with a video for piano-based balladBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 16, 2017 – 6:10 pm This past weekend, the K-Pop boy band Seventeen released the sentimental piano ballad “Pinwheel,” rounding out the slate of four songs the band has released over the course of the month as part of an EP album project titled Before Al1.The group’s fourth EP release Al1 came out in late May, selling nearly 200,000 copies in its first week alone. Since then, the band has teased a series of music videos released to their YouTube channel, and singles which they are calling “prequels” to the songs on the Al1 EP.  “Pinwheel” is the last of these singles, which will be compiled into the companion EP Before Al1.Additionally, the band released a stand-alone single last month called “Change Up,” which prefaces an as-yet-untitled studio LP to be released on Nov. 6.More K-Pop: Got7, Seventeen Drop Trending Music Videos News K-Pop Boy Band Seventeen Drop New Video For “Pinwheel” Watch: New Video For Seventeen’s “Pinwheel” k-pop-boy-band-seventeen-drop-new-video-pinwheel Email Facebook last_img read more

first_imgA University of Washington researcher says a strong desire to pass down traditional knowledge may be related to high levels of optimism that he’s found among homeless Alaska Native elders. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)A University of Washington professor has found high levels of optimism among homeless Alaska Native elders living in Seattle, and he’s connected the finding to a strong desire to pass on knowledge and experiences to future generations.Download AudioAs an Aleut who grew up in Naknek, Jordan Lewis knows a little something about Alaska Native culture. Whenever he’s back home, Lewis says he likes to talk to elders and soak up traditional knowledge.“They tell stories about how Naknek used to be when they were kids, because it’s changing so much now,” he says. “And I think just the fact that they talk to you and share their experiences, and pass on recipes, or how they used to make things, or where they used to pick berries, is this idea that they are hopeful that you’ll take that knowledge and use it to benefit your own life, but then pass it on again.”Lewis is an assistant professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. His research focuses on Alaska Native communities and generativity, a concept developed by psychologist Erik Erikson. It says that as we grow older, humans tend to want to pass on their experiences and knowledge to future generations.“The first generative act most people have in their lives is having kids,” Lewis says. “That’s going to secure your future. But as you grow older there’s this need to pass on your legacy, write your memoirs, storytelling for elders, and passing down stories you heard to your grand kids.”Lewis has studied how generativity helps Alaska Natives age well and become role models, as well as overcome addictions.He says he became interested in the homeless because it’s an underserved and often overlooked population. Years ago, he says, his family had a relative involved with the Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit that provides meals, housing assistance and other services to low-income and homeless Alaska Natives and American Indians. That’s where he and a student interviewed 14 Alaska Native elders last year. He says the results surprised even him.“All of the elders talked about the importance of giving back and teaching others,” he says. “Whether it’s through sharing a sandwich, giving extra change if they had extra change to someone who wasn’t doing as well as they were. Volunteering at the Chief Seattle Club was almost everybody’s response. That’s what made them happy, that’s what got them up every day. And they all said that they did that because it’s going to come back to them in a positive way.”He says other themes of the interviews included the importance of laughter and religion.In addition, each of the elders – ages 45 to 70 – filled out surveys to measure generativity and optimism. Lewis says 12 of the 14 individuals scored very high in both.“That kind of complimented the qualitative interviews. So I could say, you know, 85 percent of the people I interviewed are very optimistic and like to give back and teach the young people, and then here we have specific examples of what they do to do that,” Lewis says.While he’s excited about the early results, Lewis admits more research is needed to confirm his findings. He’d like to do more than 100 interviews, and has considered expanding to include American Indians.He’s planning to present his research at the Chief Seattle Club, and ask officials there for ideas on how to do a broader study of Native homelessness.“How could we either help the people who are homeless, or how do we prevent homelessness, or how do we make their lives more enjoyable from these experiences of what these elders are doing for themselves,” he says.Lewis also hopes to publish his findings in a peer-reviewed journal. The initial study was part of an online Stanford University program on successful aging that he participated in last year.last_img read more

first_imgSo, here is the good news, Swissôtel Kolkata Neotia Vista is presenting a 14-day-long ‘Paranthe Wali Gali Festival’. The parantha Festival which has started from September 12 will continue until September 25. Hence, one might still have chances to taste the lip-smacking parathas being served. Durbari, the contemporary Indian restaurant at the hotel, has come up with seventeen different types of mouth-watering parathas, which are served with other accompaniments. The menu boasts of Prawn parantha, Malabari parantha (Kerala specialty served with vegetable stew), Soya parantha (spicy soya bean filled parantha),’ Arbi Ka Parantha (spiced arbi filled parantha), Chicken Tikka and Cheese paratha (Refined flour bread filled with spiced chopped chicken tikka and cheese), Warqi parantha,’ Amritsari aloo parantha,’ and Gosht Keema Parantha’ among several other combinations. Traditional culinary delights of North India, these best varieties of parathas from across India are sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“It is widely known that the soft spot of every Indian is the love for home cooked paranthas. Our culinary team has created a milieu of paranthas which touch the traditional base as well as incorporate a few new ones without being heavy on the stomach,” said Chef Pranay Kumar Singh, Executive Chef of the hotel. “We are hopeful that our guests will dig into these delights and have a fabulous dining experience,” he added. To enjoy a scrumptious meal in an ambience that makes you feel at home, do visit Durbari from Monday to Sunday between 7PM to 11PM for dinner and Friday to Sunday between 12:30 PM to 3PM for lunch. Reservations can be made through email to durbari.kolkata@swissotel.com, or a call to +91 90070 21408.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Spock, Dr. Bones, prepare yourselves for gadget lust. And the rest of us, too. A new gadget promises to act as a handheld scanner that can read a person’s vital health signs in virtually an instant. For all of you Star Trek geeks, it’s sort of like the tricorder scanner used by the crew of the Starship Enterprise.The new tool is called Scanadu Scout. It can measure your temperature, heart rate, and other vital signs just by touching your forehead. Yes, a simple touch to your head is all it needs. The device then connects wirelessly to an app on your smartphone to provide you with analysis of the data it collected.”Learn ways that different people, locations, activities, foods, beverages, and medicines affect your body,” the California-based company says on its website. “Sick or well. Discover connections. Watch trends. Spot side effects. Catch problems early. And track them.”The idea is to provide users with basic yet important health information that can be used to better inform doctors about any conditions you may have. This potentially could be useful for people who suffer from chronic illnesses. Or for anyone else who wants to avoid a needless trip to the doctor or the emergency room if your symptoms can easily be diagnosed.Another device, called Scanadu Scanaflo, is a urine test kit that the company says can test for levels of glucose, protein, leukocytes, nitrates, blood, bilirubin, urobilinogen, specific gravity, and pH in urine. It will also test for pregnancy. All from a person’s home, or wherever it is used.Being able to access information about your own health seems like a logical next step in our always-connected, mobile-obsessed culture. But, to me, there seem to be at least a couple important flaws — at least initially. First, I understand that this device could save time in the doctor’s office since it essentially eliminates the need for anyone to take and read your vitals. But, realistically, I don’t know any doctors who would trust the self-administered findings from an outside device without checking a person’s vitals themselves anyway.Second, the Scanadu Scout makes your health information portable over your smartphone, so it’s easy to share with your doctor or other health-care workers. But doesn’t this also pose a privacy issue? What if your phone is lost? Can someone have access to even some of your health information? Does Scanadu harvest the information it collects about you?Unfortunately, not much is officially known still about the technology behind the Scanadu Scout. The “Tech Specs” section of the website is still listed as “Coming Soon.”But there seems to be a swell of enthusiasm for the device in the market. The Scanadu Scout recently raised $1.66 million on crowdfunding site Indiegogo from more than 8,500 funders in 110 countries, AllThingsD reported. Not bad for a little device inspired by Star Trek, eh? Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img July 31, 2013 Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgNews | August 26, 2009 Siemens Ships Ultrasound Workstation for OB/GYN, Cardiac Imaging 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 Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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This release… read more August 26, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare is now shipping its syngo US Workplace 3.5, with ultrasound applications for clinical workflow and patient care for cardiac imaging, general imaging, OB/GYN and vascular screening, including the syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP) for semi-automated carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurements.The syngo US Workplace 3.5 is an intuitive image management platform that supports instant and open access to DICOM-compliant images produced by select Siemens and other vendor ultrasound systems. This platform provides streamlined workflow and improved productivity for the clinical routine throughout the ultrasound lab or imaging department. While ultrasound images are acquired at the patient’s bedside, physicians can analyze images and complete reports anytime, anywhere through a standard PC network connection.The syngo US Workplace, release 3.5 features the syngo Arterial Health Package (AHP), a tool that is designed to provide cardiovascular ultrasound specialists with the capability to measure carotid intima-media thickness.CIMT allows the assessment of a patient’s cardiovascular system. The CIMT value is compared to normative values from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) database which have been validated and published in peer-reviewed studies.syngo AHP builds on knowledge-based workflow to significantly enhance consistency and reliability of results and provide a calculation of a patient’s vascular age with individualized results. The semi-automated measurements reduce tedious, manual measurements, allowing the exam to be performed in just 15 to 20 minutes. Moreover, physicians are provided with an intuitive, easy-to-understand tool for better communicating a patient’s state of their cardiovascular health.The syngo US workplace also features other advanced applications, including syngo Velocity Vector Imaging (VVI), which allows clinicians to examine mechanical myocardial functions to determine possible dyssynchrony and fetal heart dysfunction. The syngo fourSight View Tool is said to allow the visualization of 3D volumes, including Amnioscopic Rendering for photorealistic images of the unborn baby.Customers can sign up for a free syngo US Workplace software trial DVD that lets them use the tool at no cost for the duration of 30-use days. Registration for the free trial offer:- International: www.siemens.com/syngouswp- U.S.: www.usa.siemens.com/syngouswpFor more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read morelast_img read more