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Le gouvernement élargit la prestation des programmes Jeunes entreprises

first_imgUn plus grand nombre d’élèves de la 9e à la 12e année en Nouvelle-Écosse auront accès à un apprentissage pratique en matière de littératie financière, de préparation de carrière et d’entrepreneuriat pendant cette année scolaire. Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, a annoncé un partenariat amélioré entre le gouvernement et les Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse, aujourd’hui 14 janvier. « La communauté des affaires et la communauté de l’éducation peuvent collaborer pour offrir aux élèves davantage de possibilités d’apprentissage en matière de choix de carrière et du monde des affaires », souligne Mme Casey. « En élargissant la prestation du programme des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires, nous stimulons l’innovation, la créativité, la résolution de problèmes, l’initiative personnelle et le travail d’équipe, et nous contribuons au développement des futurs entrepreneurs. » Les partenariats avec les entreprises locales et la prestation des programmes des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires est une façon dont le gouvernement modernise le système d’éducation dans le cadre du Plan d’action en matière d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le gouvernement augmente le financement du programme des Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 50 000 $ à 125 000 $ pour l’année scolaire 2015-2016 afin de permettre la prestation d’un plus grand nombre de programmes qui permettront d’améliorer et d’appuyer l’apprentissage à différents niveaux scolaires : — Tous les élèves de la 9e année dans 382 classes à l’échelle de la province participeront au programme « L’économie pour le succès », qui permet d’améliorer la capacité des élèves de planifier et de gérer leur avenir éducatif et financier en développant leur aptitude au travail et leur efficacité interpersonnelle. — Le programme « Entreprise étudiante » sera offert aux élèves du deuxième cycle du secondaire dans tous les conseils scolaires en augmentant le nombre de programmes offerts de 29 à 35. Ce programme permet d’améliorer la pensée critique ainsi que les compétences en matière de présentation et de leadership. — Le nombre de programmes « Bien plus que de l’argent » offerts aux élèves de la 10e année sera doublé. Ce programme permet d’améliorer les connaissances des techniques de planification financière, la littératie financière, les acquis numériques, la gestion personnelle, la confiance en soi et la capacité de faire des choix judicieux en matière de placements. « Notre mission est d’inspirer et de préparer les jeunes à réussir dans l’économie mondiale », affirme Kristin Williams, présidente et directrice générale des Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Nous sommes ravis de faire partenariat avec le gouvernement pour améliorer les programmes d’études offerts. En assurant un plus grand nombre de diplômés qui ont un certain niveau de littératie financière et un certain potentiel en matière de leadership, nous contribuons à la prospérité économique de notre province. » Les Jeunes entreprises viseront aussi à augmenter la participation parascolaire au programme de crédits de développement personnel offert par le ministère. L’expansion des programmes des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires est effectuée dans le cadre du plan d’action du gouvernement qui met l’accent sur des changements fondamentaux visant à renouveler, à réorienter et à rebâtir le système d’éducation pour la première fois en toute une génération. Le plan d’action peut être consulté au www.ednet.ns.ca. Pour plus d’information sur les Jeunes entreprises, consultez le www.janovascotia.org (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Butcher appeals conviction sentence in murder of Montrealborn yoga instructor

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax man convicted in the violent death of a Montreal-born yoga instructor and businesswoman is appealing his second-degree murder conviction and sentence.Nicholas Butcher was convicted of second-degree murder in April after a jury found he stabbed 32-year-old Kristin Johnston to death on March 26, 2016.The conviction carries an automatic life sentence, but Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Joshua Arnold ruled in August that Butcher would be able to apply for parole after serving 15 years, less 880 days for time served.A notice of appeal filed recently cites several grounds for appeal, including that Arnold erred in allowing evidence of bad character, and hearsay statements of the deceased.The notice claims Arnold’s instructions to the jury were too lengthy and complicated for the jury to follow.It also says the period of parole ineligibility was too harsh.“The trial judge imposed a period of parole ineligibility which is manifestly excessive and unreasonably harsh in the circumstances, in part relying on aggravating factors not proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said the notice, filed with the Court of Appeal on Sept. 11.The document sets out Butcher’s desired outcome of the appeal: “The conviction be quashed and a new trial ordered and/or the parole ineligibility period be reduced.”It also appears Butcher, 36, would prefer to be tried by judge alone if a new trial is ordered, as the document asks directly if he wishes to be tried by judge and jury.“No,” his notice said.Butcher was charged after police found Johnston’s body next to a steak knife on a blood-soaked bed inside her Halifax-area home on March 26, 2016.Butcher, a law school graduate who wasn’t able to find work in his field, was living with Johnston at the time of her death.Arnold recounted the harrowing details of the murder during Butcher’s parole ineligibility hearing in August.He described how Butcher read Johnston’s Facebook messages, which discussed her desire to end their common-law relationship.Butcher twice showed up unannounced to an apartment where Johnston was hanging out with friends, the second time finding her becoming intimate with someone. Butcher then demanded she return home with him.“Shortly after they arrived (home), Kristin Johnston changed her clothes and was lying in bed at her most vulnerable. Mr. Butcher then murdered Ms. Johnston. He put a pillow over her face and stabbed, slashed and cut her in the neck 10 times,” said Arnold.“Mr. Butcher then attempted suicide by cutting his own arm with a knife and a razor lying next to Ms. Johnston in bed. When this did not work, he stabbed himself in the neck 13 times. When this did not work, Mr. Butcher retrieved a mitre saw from storage in the basement, brought it to the bedroom, and then cut his own arm off.”The court heard that Butcher’s right hand had been surgically reattached.The 12-member Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury delivered its verdict after five hours of deliberation.Johnston, whose brother owned a Bikram yoga studio in her hometown of Montreal, had come to Halifax in 2011 with dreams of opening her own studio.But it shuttered about a month before her death, and friends said Johnston wanted to leave her Halifax life behind, and was “ready for a new chapter” in Tofino, B.C., where her sister lived.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

Deepa Mehta on her film Anatomy of Violence about 2012 gang rape

first_img“Anatomy of Violence” has a raw feel, with largely improvised scenes in New Delhi depicting the lives of the rapists from childhood onward. Some of them experience childhood trauma including molestation, rape and abuse by family members, as well as poverty. Advertisement “Anatomy of Violence,” which starts screening at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, is a fictional dramatization of the lives of the rapists. Advertisement Deepa Mehta was in New Delhi visiting her mother in 2012 when news broke of a horrific gang rape there. “I think it was the second day where I thought, ‘I really don’t want to go back, put the script together and cast professional actors from Bollywood and do a film about the rapists,’ because it felt dishonest because what was evolving in front of me was very organic,” she said. “Yes, this is a very particular story, the context is the gang rape that happened in India in 2012, but it’s totally universal,” said Mehta. “It happened in Brazil a few months ago, it happens in Canada all the time. “And let’s not kid ourselves, rape knows no class — rich people rape — it knows no geographic boundaries. It is based on patriarchy, power, misogyny, how we bring up our kids. It’s the lack of equality, that’s what we have to talk about.”By Victoria Ahearn – The Canadian Press “I do hope that it brings up discussion about how society is complicit in how we bring up our children, the kind of education they have, the glass ceiling and how important equality is,” said the writer-director of the Oscar-nominated “Water.” “What was horrific about the whole process was that they threw the young couple out of the bus naked and it took some time for the police to come and get them.” The intent is to initiate a dialogue about the systemic issues, like misogyny and patriarchy, that lead to such violence and breed such individuals, said the acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker. Mehta said she also hopes to elicit a sense of empathy for the rapists. “You have to own up to it, otherwise there will always be the monsters, and monsters are so easy to dismiss. But if the monster is your brother, that’s a problem.” Login/Register With:center_img The film also gives a dramatized look at the life of the victim but doesn’t depict the actual rape. “I just think that if they hadn’t been brought up the way they were, that girl would not be a victim, she would not be dead. That’s food for thought, so why are people afraid of feeling that we’re responsible for them being the way they are? It’s also not just a film about what’s going on in India, she added. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I don’t feel compassion for them because they made a choice and they have to be responsible for that choice and that choice is a horrific, brutal choice,” she said. Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student, was raped and beaten by six men for hours on a moving bus she was on with a male friend. She died two weeks later as a result of massive injuries sustained in the attack. Facebook “I have no desire to re-victimize the victim,” said Mehta. “It’s not about that poor young woman. It’s about what we make, these guys, these brutal rapists.” Advertisement “There’s something that’s so visceral about this experience, about the thought of a young woman in a moving bus being gang-raped, and the bus is going around an area of Delhi, passing six police posts and nothing happens,” Mehta, who grew up in New Delhi, said in a recent interview. Mehta said she initially wanted to make a scripted feature and went to New Delhi to hold improv sessions to come up with storylines. But as they started filming the improv workshops, she realized the material was too powerful to abandon. Twitterlast_img read more

TV content consumption increasing despite burgeoning OTT mkt BARC

first_imgMumbai: Content consumption on television is increasing despite the burgeoning Over the top (OTT) industry, according to television rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC). Linear TV from 600 billion man minutes in 2015 has grown by 67 percent to 1 trillion in the last four years. There are 100 million homes yet to own a TV and still the size is two and a half times. Even from consumption standpoint, consumer consumed 3 hours and seven minutes of television on a daily basis in 2015 and this has gone up to 3 hours 53 minutes,” BARC India COO Romil Ramgarhia said at the Asia Video Industry Association event. This is despite all the plethora of OTT invasion that has happened in the last three years, Ramgarhia said. It has all been additive to television viewing and digital has eaten into leisure time, travel time and sleeping time, he noted. Television consumption remains rock solid. There is a sizable growth in consumption, he said. He noted that 93 percent of all video content consumption happens on linear TV while all OTT combined account for 7 percent. Almost 613 million viewers tune in to watch TV each day, just at 67 percent penetration. Regional has increased massively in terms of consumption he said, while noting that 75 new channels were added in 2018, of which 52 were regional. Regionalisation is what we see as s massive opportunity and a massive thrust that has happened on TV, he said. Ramgarhia said tier II towns are the next engine of growth for television. Advertising led video on demand is going to be the primary growth driver for the OTT sector. From 9 platforms in 2012 to 32 platforms in 2018, with more being added each year. Advertising led video on demand continues to drive the market, still 82 percent of revenues advertising led and 18 percent is what is subscription led video on demand, he said. The OTT space is estimated to be USD 500 million and expected to grow 10 times to USD 5 billion in the next five years, he said, adding that of the USD 500 million, 80-85 percent is advertising led video on demand. Advertising led video on demand is going to be the primary driver as far as India is concerned. Its a very price sensitive market. Advertising led video on demand is going to be a mainstay for some time to come, he said. He added that measurement would be a catalyst for advertising ecosystem on OTT space and there is a need for uniform currency matrix. BARC India also plans to launch its digital measurement service Ekam soon and is currently talking to industry stakeholders building consensus.last_img read more

Mandate of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon extended for another year

Established in 1978, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is tasked with ensuring that the area between the so-called Blue Line – separating Israel and Lebanon – and the Litani River is free of unauthorized weapons, personnel and assets.The mission, which has more than 12,000 uniformed personnel on the ground, also cooperates with the Lebanese Armed Forces so they can fulfil their security responsibilities. In the unanimously adopted resolution extending the mandate, the Council also commended the positive role of UNIFIL, “whose deployment together with the Lebanese Armed Forces has helped to establish a new strategic environment in southern Lebanon.”It also condemned in the strongest terms all terrorist attacks against UNIFIL and urged all parties to “abide scrupulously” by their obligation to respect the safety of UNIFIL and other UN personnel and to ensure that the freedom of movement of UNIFIL is fully respected and unimpeded. In the most recent attack on UNIFIL, five peacekeepers were injured on 26 July in an incident that took place near Saida, also known as Sidon, 55 kilometres north of the mission’s base at Naqoura. 30 August 2011The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon until 31 August 2012. read more

SNCLavalin cutting 405 jobs in Canada mainly due to mining weakness

MONTREAL – Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin is cutting another 405 jobs in Canada due to the weakness in the mining sector and ongoing efforts to boost its profit margin.Spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin says the company will eliminate 186 positions in Montreal, 195 in Ontario and 24 in Saskatoon, says spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin.About 70 per cent of the positions are in the mining and metallurgy division.SNC-Lavalin’s office in Sudbury, Ont., will close, although employees will work directly with customers at their operations.SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) has a goal of increasing its adjusted margin to seven per cent next year, up from 4.3 per cent in the first nine months of 2016.Earlier this year, the The Montreal-based company cut 950 jobs around the world, including 600 in Canada. That followed the elimination of 4,000 positions in 2014.Despite the series of job cuts, SNC-Lavalin’s global workforce will be a little more than 39,000 at the end of the year, up 2,000 from a year ago due to hirings in other sectors.More hirings are expected next year as the firm opens an office in Kingston, Ont., that specializes in transportation.The company also plans to add 1,200 positions if it wins big infrastructure contracts and 300 positions in nuclear energy. SNC-Lavalin cutting 405 jobs in Canada mainly due to mining weakness by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 8, 2016 9:01 am MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 10:05 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN spotlights rainwater recycling artificial wetlands among green solutions to global water

Danilo Pinzon/World BankA wastewater treatment facility in Manila, the Philippines.China’s Sponge City aims to recycle 70 per cent of rainwaterFaced with an ever-increasing demand for water, China recently initiated a project, entitled ‘Sponge City,’ to improve water availability in urban settlements with the aim of recycling 70 per cent of rainwater.Over recent years, Ukraine has been experimenting artificial wetlands to filter some pharmaceutical products from wastewater based on evidence that wetlands alone can remove 20 to 60 per cent of metals in water and trap 80 to 90 per cent of sediment from runoff.The world has often brushed aside traditional and indigenous knowledge that embraces greener approaches – IFAD chief“For too long, the world has turned first to human-built, or ‘grey,’ infrastructure to improve water management. In so doing, it has often brushed aside traditional and indigenous knowledge that embraces greener approaches,” writes Gilbert Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in the foreword of the report.  Despite emerging initiatives, the use of nature-based solutions remains marginal and almost all investments are still channelled to grey infrastructure projects, the report points out.The report is the fruit of collaboration between the 31 UN entities and 39 international partners that comprise UN-Water.The report, whose publication coincides with World Water Day annually observed on 22 March, was presented at the World Water Forum, which kicked off Monday and runs through Friday in Brasilia.The Forum aims “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels.”Also on 22 March, the UN will launch the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018 to 2028, which aims to further improve cooperation and capacity-building towards the SDGs. “We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security caused by population growth and climate change,” said Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the foreword of the UN World Water Development Report 2018.“If we do nothing, some five billion people will be living in areas with poor access to water by 2050,” she added.Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders in 2015 seeks to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all and, also access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030.The report notes that the global demand for water has been increasing and will continue to grow significantly over the next two decades due to population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns.If we do nothing, some five billion people will be living in areas with poor access to water by 2050 – UNESCO chiefDue to climate change, wetter regions are becoming wetter, and drier regions are becoming even drier. At present, an estimated 3.6 billion people, nearly half the global population, live in areas potentially water-scarce at least one month per year, and this population could increase to some 4.8 billion to 5.7 billion by 2050.The number of people at risk from floods is projected to rise from 1.2 billion today to around 1.6 billion in 2050, nearly 20 per cent of the world’s population. The population currently affected by land degradation, desertification and drought is estimated at 1.8 billion people, making this the worst natural disaster based on mortality and socio-economic impact relative to gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.The UNESCO Director-General said the report proposes solutions that are based on nature to manage water better.The report notes that reservoirs, irrigation canals and water treatment plants are not the only water management instruments at disposal.So-called ‘green’ infrastructure, as opposed to traditional ‘grey’ infrastructure, focuses on preserving the functions of ecosystems, both natural and built, and environmental engineering rather than civil engineering to improve the management of water resources, the report says.In 1986, the province of Rajasthan in India experienced one of the worst droughts in its history. Over the following years, a non-governmental organization worked alongside local communities to regenerate soils and forests in the region by setting up water harvesting structures. This led to a 30 per cent increase in forest cover, groundwater levels rose by several metres and cropland productivity improved. read more

Martin Engineering offers online training to improve conveyor operating efficiency

first_imgMartin Engineering has added an online course to its library of FoundationsTM  Training programs to help make the operation and maintenance of belt conveyors cleaner, safer, and more productive. Martin is expanding its workshop series into three customisable training programs, with the Operations & Maintenance Seminar available as an online course. The seminar takes an in-depth look at methods to improve the safety, performance, and payback of belt conveyors by controlling fugitive material and improving system efficiency. This online training is ideal for any personnel concerned with operating and maintaining belt conveyor systems. Topics of discussion include material handling basics, conveyor safety, belt alignment, belt cleaning, transfer point improvement, belts and splices, leading edge technologies, and dust management.  After studying these topics, staff and operations will benefit by improving safety, justifying and validating investments, and increasing performance and profitability.Composed of nine one- to two-hour course modules with internet-based quizzes, the online course is designed to suit companies and personnel with difficulty in scheduling and attending a full-day live seminar.  A certificate of completion will be awarded upon correctly completing all course materials.As with the live seminars, this online training draws material from Martin Engineering’s reference book, FOUNDATIONSTM 4th Edition, The Practical Resource for Cleaner, Safer, More Productive Dust & Material Control. FoundationsTM Training Programs qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs); they may also qualify for the Parts 46/48 Annual Refresher Training. To sign up for the training, visitors can go to Martin Engineering’s website, http://www.martin-eng.com/services/foundations-training-program to find information on pricing and registration.last_img read more

New laser scan coordinate system tools released in ISite Studio

first_imgMaptek I-Site Studio 6.1, released yesterday] includes new tools that streamline management of survey data. Users will be able to easily register laser scans to coordinate systems, including local mine grid coordinates. As soon as scans are brought into I-Site Studio they are ready for processing. There is no need to undertake custom transformations.“This new tool will save substantial time for surveyors working with mine coordinates,” explained Global Business Development Manager Laser Imaging Solutions, Jason Richards. “The biggest advantage is that users only need to specify a coordinate system once to use it thereafter.“They can also import the site geoid and .dc file for correct site parameters and save it into their site or project folder. I-Site Studio applies the geoid transformation when scans are imported and they automatically load in the predefined system.”Another option in the I-Site Studio 6.1 coordinates upgrade allows users to take a scan object or surface not already in a coordinate system and define it to a coordinate system, applying projections correctly.Users can also easily change between systems by choosing from predefined grid coordinate systems or the stored mine grid system.I-Site Studio 6.1 also includes improved support for continuous mapping with I-Site Drive.“Once a scan is imported into I-Site Studio, querying the scan extents reveals the scanning route and labels the track. The route geometry can be saved as a CAD file,” said Richards.“This upgrade builds on the earlier 2016 release of I-Site Studio 6 which delivered significant new 3D CAD, geology, geotechnical and production reporting tools. We will continue to support surveyors through workflow improvements.”last_img read more

Friends could be more important than family

first_img THEY SAY THAT friends are the family that you choose.But new research from Michigan State University suggests that they could be even more important.In a pair of studies involving nearly 280,000 people, William Chopik found that friendships become increasingly important to one’s happiness and health across the lifespan. Not only that, but in older adults, friendships are actually a stronger predictor of health and happiness than relationships with family members.“Friendships become even more important as we age,” said Chopik, assistant professor of psychology. “Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for our health and well-being. So it’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest.”For the first study, Chopik analyzed survey information about relationships and self-rated health and happiness from 271,053 participants of all ages from nearly 100 countries. The second study looked at data from a separate survey about relationship support/strain and chronic illness from 7,481 older adults in the United States.According to the first study, both family and friend relationships were linked to better health and happiness overall, but only friendships became a stronger predictor of health and happiness at advanced ages.The second study also showed that friendships were very influential – when friends were the source of strain, participants reported more chronic illnesses; when friends were the source of support, participants were happier.Chopik said that may be because of the optional nature of relationships – that over time, we keep the friends we like and make us feel good and discard the rest. Friends also can provide a source of support for people who don’t have spouses or for those who don’t lean on family in times of need. Friends can also help prevent loneliness in older adults who may experience bereavement and often rediscover their social lives after they retire.Family relationships are often enjoyable too, Chopik said, but sometimes they involve serious, negative and monotonous interactions.Read: A new species of frog wears its heart on its skin http://jrnl.ie/3430853 By Paul Hosford Jun 11th 2017, 10:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16 Comments Share Tweet Email4 Short URL Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 10:00 AM Friends could be more important than family “It’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest.” 16,997 Views last_img read more

Wells Fargo offers 10K reward for info on Vancouver bank robber

first_imgWells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of “The Froggy Robber,” who has made off with cash from a Vancouver bank and other banks in Oregon since October. The bank announced the reward on Wednesday in a press release, adding that the money is separate from another reward of up to the same amount being offered by the FBI.The serial bank robber has earned the nickname “The Froggy Robber” because he jumped over the teller counters at his targeted banks. Despite the light-hearted moniker, his alleged threats have been much more serious. In five incidents, he robbed bank employees at knifepoint.While all of those robberies happened in Oregon, Wells Fargo said in its release that the same man is suspected in a Feb. 12 robbery at a Vancouver branch of the bank.The Vancouver robbery happened just before 9:30 a.m. Police responded to the bank and began searching for the suspect, who allegedly jumped a counter during the robbery armed with a firearm or knife, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.last_img read more

They like green eggs and ham They do

first_imgIt’s time to eat green eggs and ham, for county kids who say “Thanks, ma’am” to volunteers at local schools, then declare “Yuck” or “Green eggs rule!”It’s another year for Clark County’s most verdant tradition celebrating Theodor Seuss Geisel — more commonly known to you and your kids as Dr. Seuss — with green eggs and ham inspired by the book of the same name. Beaches Restaurant and Bar owner Mark Matthias and a team of volunteers dished up green-tinted scrambled eggs and slices of ham to first-graders at Martin Luther King Elementary School on Wednesday. The beloved children’s author’s 115th birthday is Saturday.There’s still time for the community to take part in the literary festivities. The Clark College Bookstore is collecting copies of “Green Eggs and Ham” through Thursday. Donors can buy a copy at the store, located on the main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, for $6.85 plus tax. Those copies will be donated to Martin Luther King Elementary school kindergartners on Friday.last_img read more

Van Persie announces retirement by the end of the season

first_imgFeyenoord striker Robin Van Persie, has announced that he is set to retire from football by the end of the current season with the Dutch club.Dutch striker Robin Van Persie has lived a very fruitful career as a professional, he is set to retire in the same club where he began this adventure as he just announced on Wednesday.Ahead of next Sunday’s Klassieker between Feyenoord and Ajax, Robin Van Persie just confirmed that the time for him to hang up the boots should be when he is still having fun while playing football and this season is ideal for that decision.Robin had one of the most successful careers of any Dutch footballer in modern history, he lived an especially significant career for both Arsenal and Manchester United, clubs where he became a world-class player.After leaving his club in Holland looking for success in England, Van Persie arrived in Arsenal with the hope of winning many trophies under Arsene Wenger but he only won the FA Cup and the Community Shield.The Dutchman didn’t win a major trophy until Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to Manchester United, where he won the 2012-2013 Premier League with the Red Devils.Robin also returned to his hometown club where he won the Cup, something that made him feel like his career was finally complete and ultimately decided on retiring this season.“When should I stop? That is normally at the end of this season. That’s the approach,” said Van Persie via Four Four Two ahead of Sunday’s Klassieker vs Ajax.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football. I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title.”“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.”“I want to win as a football player and the cup win was nice, but that is not the measurement between whether [the return to Feyenoord] is successful or not.”“I wanted to give something back, share my experiences. I am trying to help my fellow players.”“I see it as broader than just winning a title or not. That is the goal – that is what the club also say – but whether or not we win a title is not decisive for me on whether my return is successful or not,” he concluded.Important win yesterday, we keep going! Eyes on the prize! Trust the process 😁 pic.twitter.com/4VcXJOQ0yA— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) September 3, 2018last_img read more

Bahamas PM calls for stop to no cut off list for Govt

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 20, 2017 – Nassau – There are mixed reactions to the move by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and Minister responsible for Bahamas Power and Light to do away with preferential treatment for Government MPs and Ministers.   Most agree that there should not be any special treatment shown to government or elected officials, that just like all others in The Bahamas they should pay their electricity bills and pay them on time.A string of media articles citing that there is a list of PLP and FNM former ministers and MPs who have exorbitant power bills was confirmed by minister responsible, Desmond Bannister.   While Bannister refused to name the names to at least one publication, another is doing what it usually does and boldly lists who is believed to be on that list and the kind of money they owe; all but one are PLPs.It is said that owed to BPL are tens of thousands of dollars by some of the most vociferous political figures in the country; unpaid are their bills while regular folks can see their electricity supply cut off for far less.    Those commenting on the news reports believe the move strikes a balance and brings about equity; something Minister Bannister shared that the other PM Hubert Alexander also promoted.Others say it is still political interference and believe the Government should stay out of it.   In any event, letters for immediate payment by those individuals on the now infamous list have been issued.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Congress demands construction of barrage at Tummadi Hatti

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that the State Government construct a barrage at Tummadi Hatti to store over 120 TMC of water for irrigation in Adilabad, Nizamabad and other districts. Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with other senior leaders of Congress party, visiting Tummadi Hatti in Adilabad district on Monday. The Congress leaders visited the foundation stone and pylon of Pranahita Chevella Project which was laid by the then Chief Minister Dr. Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy in 2008. They also took a boat ride in the Godavari River. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Speaking to media persons later, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the previous Congress Government had begun the construction of Dr. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Project at a cost of Rs. 38,000 crore to irrigate 16 lakh acres of land. He said the works on the digging of canals were also initiated. The Congress party lost the 2014 elections and TRS came to power. He said present Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was also in favour of completion of Pranahita Chevella project and TRS legislators and MPs even assured in Assembly and Parliament to fight with the Centre to get national project status for Pranahita Chevella. However, he said after about one-and-a-half in power, the Chief Minister took a U-turn and announced Kaleshwaram Project in the name of re-designing. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Pranahita River gets inflows of nearly 160 TMC which was confirmed by WAPCOS in its report by stating that this area has been getting similar inflows for the last 70 years. He said that the Congress Government wanted to construct the barrage of 152 Metres height at Tummadi Hatti. Since this would have submerged 3,000 acres of land in Maharashtra, KCR re-designed the project and announced the construction of a barrage at Tummadi Hatti by reducing its height to 148 Metres. He also signed an agreement with the Maharashtra Government and even organised grand celebrations at Begumpet Airport on that day. He said KCR was concerned about submergence of 3,000 acres in Maharashtra, but not worried over lack of irrigation water to lakhs of acres in Telangana. He said despite so much fanfare and celebrations, TRS Government did not construct the barrage at Tummadi Hatti. Advertise With Us Stating that nearly Rs. 80,000 crore was spent on Kaleshwaram Project, he said the government would have to spend a huge amount on its maintenance and operations every year. The TPCC chief said that the barrage at Tummadi Hatti could be constructed at a minimal cost and by lifting water up to 15 Metres it could be supplied to Adilabad, Nizamabad and other areas through gravity. Unlike other barrages constructed by TRS Government which involves huge maintenance and heavy expenditure on power to lift water, the barrage at Tummadi Hatti would be just one-time investment. By spending Rs. 4,000 crore for construction of a barrage at Tummadi Hatti, at least 120 TMC of water could be stored. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party was not against the construction of irrigation projects. However, he said that the Congress party could not tolerate the wastage of public money. He said there were huge irregularities and corruption in the execution of works of Kaleshwaram Project. He said tenders worth several hundred crores were awarded on nomination basis. As per rules, he said Global Tenders must be called for work worth more than Rs. 5 lakh. He said several rules were violated and norms flouted in Kaleshwaram Project. He said that the Congress party has been alleged huge corruption in Kaleshwaram Project, but the TRS Government never gave a satisfactory reply. He asked KCR to explain as to why Global Tenders were not called for Kaleshwaram Project. CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, former CLP leader Jana Reddy, ex-LoP in Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, MPs Komatireddy Venkatreddy and A. Revanth Reddy, former PCC Presidents V. Hanumantha Rao and Ponnala Lakshmaiah, MLAs D. Sridhar Babu, Seethakka and others, MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, ex-Union Minister Balram Naik and other senior leaders were part of the Congress team which visited Tummadi Hatti.last_img read more

Case to be filed over Banani fire IGP

first_imgPolice chief Mohammad Javed Patwary. File photo: UNB A case will be filed soon in connection with the fire at Banani commercial district that killed at least 25 people, police chief Mohammad Javed Patwary said Friday, reports UNB.”We hope that the victims’ families will file the case. Otherwise, the state will file one,” the inspector general of police told the media after visiting the FR Tower in the afternoon.Police said they had not received any complaints about persons missing since the fire that broke out at the 22-storey building on Thursday afternoon and spread to other floors.Fire service chief Md Sazzad Hussain had said that the building had “minimal firefighting equipment” and that they were “unusable”.Housing and public works minister Rezaul Karim said the fire incident was “not an accident but an act of murder”.Meanwhile, the fire service handed over the building’s charge to police. Separate teams will search each floor, accompanied by representatives of the owners to assess the damage.IGP Patwary said the search will likely to be completed within the evening.Experts from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology will examine the building’s fitness. Based on their assessment, a decision will be taken to either reopen or shut down the building.last_img read more

More than 1000 Venezuelans arriving to Quintana Roo each month

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Officials say that due to the circumstances in Venezuela, more than 1,000 a month are settling in the state of Quintana Roo.Over the last three months, officials say the number of Venezuelans living in the state has increased from 5,000 to over 8,000 due to the social, political and economic problems in the country.Liz Marilyn Torres Leal, director of the civil association Consejo Internacional Sumando Venezuela, acknowledged that the situation is sad. The images through television and social networks reveal a massive migration of Venezuelans to South American countries including Mexico.Liz Marilyn Torres LealShe said that many of them are entering the country through the southern border of Quintana Roo, and that the numbers have increased considerably.“It is estimated that 1,000 Venezuelans are arriving each month in the Mexican Caribbean,” she said adding that as a form of control, immigration is asking Venezuelans arriving at the border to have a letter of invitation from friends or family that already live here.She said the goal is to keep check on the people who are entering Mexico.“Family and friends who invite them to take refuge in Mexico need to offer to take care of them and offer lodging and food while their immigration status is regulated,” she explained.She added that with this system, Venezuelans arriving in Quintana Roo will not end up homeless on the streets, which is what is happening in other countries such as Colombia and Ecuador.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Adaptix Showcases Imaging Capabilities of 3D Xray Source at RSNA

first_img Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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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Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 17, 2017 Adaptix Showcases Imaging Capabilities of 3-D X-ray Source at RSNA New X-ray source designed to unlock cost-effective digital tomosynthesis Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more November 17, 2017 — Adaptix Ltd will showcase the capabilities of its Flat-Panel X-ray Source (FPS) which will make portable, low-dose, low-cost 3-D imaging more accessible, at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.Many patients have computed tomography (CT) scans in order to investigate suspicious findings on an X-ray, but referring a patient to CT is costly. Fixed digital tomosynthesis (DT) systems exist which present excellent 3-D images at a fraction of the radiation dose and per image price. However, the systems remain expensive, are so large that they cannot be moved and the acquired images can often be prone to breathing artifacts. Adaptix now provides the option of mobile 3-D imaging at the bedside.Each Adaptix FPS is made up of an array of cold cathode field emitters, sealed into a unit together with a power supply. The field emitters each generate a conelet of X-rays. Because the array would otherwise produce a large number of overlapping X-rays, a proprietary system, which avoids the common problem of high-voltage switching, allows for each X-ray emission to be addressed and individually controlled.The FPS emits X-rays covering many different angles, allowing depth information to be derived through tomosynthesis. This is possible without the need to physically move the emitting source, which reduces acquisition time and therefore the risk of motion artifacts. A reduced standoff distance is used, reducing power requirements and thermal challenges compared to conventional tube-based X-ray sources. A further benefit is that the beam focal spots are well below the typical millimeter range, allowing for enhanced resolution.This new approach is complemented by Adaptix’s image reconstruction solution, which was developed in conjunction with leading researchers from Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute and uses “sparse data” techniques to optimize image reconstruction and reduce the number of images required.A first version of the FPS will be released to manufacture in 2018.For more information: www.adaptiximaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Performances by former Metropolit

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history.Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.He conducted 2,552 performances from 1971 through Dec. 2, the day accounts first appeared in the New York Post and The New York Times of sexual misconduct dating to the 1960s. He was suspended by the company the following day pending the Met’s investigation.The Met said the last Levine broadcast was a performance of John Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” on Dec. 10. The company said Levine’s performances “will be reintroduced to the programming at an appropriate time.”More than 175 of Levine’s performances from 1972-2017 remain available for streaming on Met Opera on Demand.The withdrawal of Levine’s recordings was first reported by Slippedisc.com.Levine has sued the Met, claiming defamation and breach of contract, which the company denies. A conference with Justice Andrea Masley in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan is scheduled for Tuesday. by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2018 12:41 pm PDT Last Updated May 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Performances by the former Metropolitan Opera music director have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history. Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) center_img Levine’s recordings withdrawn from Met Opera radio channellast_img read more

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