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The Wednesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, Jan. 17———NO VERDICT ON DAY 7 OF LAC-MEGANTIC TRIAL: Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have completed Day 7 of their deliberations without reaching a verdict. Unlike Tuesday, when they emerged with a letter telling the judge they were at an impasse, the jurors did not surface today. The eight men and four women are deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre. The three are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.———B.C. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN INDEFINITE SOLITARY: A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has struck down a law that permits federal prisons to put inmates into solitary confinement indefinitely. Justice Peter Leask says the practice is unconstitutional, but he has suspended his decision for 12 months to give the government time to deal with its ramifications. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society filed the legal challenge in 2015, calling solitary confinement a cruel and inhumane punishment that can lead to psychological trauma and suicide.———BANK OF CANADA HIKES RATE AMID NAFTA WORRIES: The economy’s impressive run prompted the Bank of Canada to raise its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday for the third time since last summer, but looking ahead the central bank warned of growing uncertainties about NAFTA. The bank pointed to unexpectedly solid economic numbers as key drivers behind its decision to hike the rate to 1.25 per cent, up from one per cent. The increase followed hikes in July and September.———SCHEER SAYS PARLIAMENT ‘UNITED’ ON NAFTA: In his first foreign trip as leader of the official Opposition, Andrew Scheer avoided any criticism of the federal Liberal government, telling a Washington audience that Canada speaks with one voice on NAFTA. The Conservative leader was at the Wilson Center on Wednesday explaining that he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have their differences, but not when it comes to preserving the Canada-U.S. relationship. ”On NAFTA, the Canadian Parliament … is united,” Scheer told the think tank.———TRUDEAU, KERRY DISCUSSED TRUMP IN BAHAMAS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the then-incoming Trump administration and the general state of the world when the two of them were on the Aga Khan’s private island in late 2016. During an interview this week with The Canadian Press, Trudeau shed a bit more light on his direct interactions with Kerry, who happened to be at the spiritual leader’s island in the Bahamas at the same time as the prime minister during his controversial family vacation.———NEW TRIAL FOR SEX WORKER WHO STABBED CLIENT: Nova Scotia’s highest court has ordered a new trial for a sex worker convicted of assault for stabbing a client she said was sexually assaulting her. The woman had been convicted for stabbing Douglas Barrett in the back in his Sydney, N.S., home on Sept. 19, 2015. They had known each other for “quite a while,” but she testified at trial that she was afraid of Barrett, who had a reputation for mistreating and abusing some sex workers. But she had agreed to go with him in order to get money she needed for drugs.———VANCOUVER OVERDOSE DEATHS PEAK IN 2017: The number of overdose deaths in Vancouver increased by 43 per cent last year compared with 2016. The city says there were 335 overdose deaths last year, compared with 234 the year before. There was also a dramatic jump in response to overdose calls by firefighters and ambulance paramedics. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the magnitude of deaths due to the opioid crisis is putting a strain on emergency responders, front line workers and community volunteers.———N.S. FAMILY SAY FUNERAL HOME MIXED UP REMAINS: Members of a Nova Scotia family say they were stunned when they went to a local funeral home for a service only to be presented with the bodies of two other women — and then told their loved one had accidentally been cremated. Relatives of Sandra Bennett say they arrived at the Serenity Funeral Home in Berwick on Dec. 27 for a visitation following her death a week earlier. They planned to have an open casket service, but when they looked inside they saw the body of another woman dressed in Bennett’s clothing.———WORKERS FOUND SLEEPING IN ALBERTA BURGER KING: Alberta Health Services has issued a health order to a Burger King franchise because inspectors found foreign workers were sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant. The order, dated Jan. 10, said the inspection found evidence of “sleeping/living accommodations for foreign workers.” It says allowing sleeping or living accommodations in a restaurant is a health code violation.———CRAFT DISTILLERIES BOOMING IN NOVA SCOTIA: Nova Scotia has kindled an explosion of spirit makers through attractive craft-distillery policies and collaborations with local farmers. There are now 16 spirit makers in Canada’s second-smallest province, and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says 12 of them have popped up in the last five years. Pierre Guevremont, co-owner of Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg, N.S., says Nova Scotia is a leader in Canada in terms of its policies for craft distilleries, along with B.C. and Saskatchewan.———last_img read more

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Sexual exploitation case CIC pulls up ED for taking shield under RTI

first_imgNew Delhi: The CIC has directed the Enforcement Directorate to disclose all the information sought by an alleged sexual exploitation victim in the probe agency and pulled it up for taking refuge under the RTI exemption clause without going into merits of the application.”It is unfortunate that the respondent public authority had consistently taken recourse to the provisions under Section 24 without examining the nature of information sought by the applicants,” Information Commissioner Bimal Julka said. He was deciding the plea of a legal adviser in the Enforcement Directorate, an organisation exempted from disclosures under the RTI except matters pertaining to allegations of human rights violations and corruption. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The adviser had sought details of action taken on her complaint of sexual exploitation against her senior which was denied to her by the Directorate citing exemptions given to it under Section 24 of the RTI Act. Defending the denial, the ED told the Information Commissioner the alleged victim’s RTI application and the first appeal was rejected since there was no corruption or human right issue involved since the appellant had merely sought administrative information regarding the implementation of the order passed by the Department of Revenue in the complaint against the official mentioned in the RTI application. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”On being queried by the Commission regarding the reason why the appellant (victim) being the complainant herself in the present matter was not entitled to seek the information, no satisfactory response was offered by the respondent (Revenue Department). Similarly, when questioned about the existence of human rights violation in cases of sexual harassment, no satisfactory answer was offered by the respondent,” Julka noted. He directed the Revenue Department and the Enforcement Directorate to disclose all information sought by the appellant within 15 days from the date of receipt of the order. The contention of the ED seeking protection under Section 24 of the RTI Act, 2005 is untenable and unjustified in relation to the definition of Human Rights as enshrined in the order of the Supreme Court order in Nirbhaya case and Delhi High Court order in a CBI case, he said. “It is unfortunate that the respondent public authority had consistently taken recourse to the provisions under Section 24 without examining the nature of information sought by the applicants. Such judicial flirtations taking protection under Section 24 of the Act was unwarranted,” Julka added.last_img read more

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UN report sounds alarm over preelection rights abuses in DR Congo

The presidential and parliamentary polls are slated for 28 November – only the second time since its independence in 1960 that DRC will be holding democratic elections. The joint report issued today by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO), documents 188 violations apparently linked to the electoral process that occurred between 1 November 2010 and 30 September this year. “I am sure the Congolese people share my hope for peaceful, free and fair elections and a smooth exercise of their fundamental right to vote,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “The kind of intimidation, threats, incitement, arbitrary arrests and violence that we have documented is unacceptable and has a chilling effect on voters,” she said. “The Government and leaders of political parties must make it clear that there is to be zero tolerance against any such actions which seriously limit the exercise of the right to vote.” The violations most frequently infringed individuals’ freedom of expression, the right to physical integrity and the right to liberty and security of the person, as well as the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, according to a news release on the report. There have also been instances of violence and disturbance of public order committed by supporters of political parties. While the report is not an exhaustive account of human rights violations and acts of violence perpetrated, violations documented include incidents such as death threats against human rights defenders for holding a press conference in which they denounced reforms, and the beating or arrests of civilians for merely wearing the T-shirts of opposition parties. Among other violations were repeated summons to the National Intelligence Agency, the reported beating of a civilian for asking an “unpatriotic” question and the arrest and ill-treatment of four individuals for discussing politics in a barbershop. Most of the violations committed directly involved elements of the Congolese National Police, or of the National Intelligence Services. The situation in the country’s east is of particular concern, the report notes, adding that political parties have reportedly been targeted and their members detained, ill-treated and threatened. The report stresses that freedom of expression is essential during an electoral period, as people can only effectively exercise their right to vote if they can make informed decisions. “Taking into account the violent events following the 2006 poll, the 2011 elections will constitute an important challenge for human rights, security and the consolidation of democracy in the country,” it adds. The report urges the Congolese Government to intensify cooperation with civil society, to issue public messages calling for state agents – particularly members of the security forces – to promote and respect human rights, and to fight impunity of state agents who are perpetrators of human rights violations. It also urges political parties to issue public statements promoting peaceful participation in the electoral process and calling on supporters, particularly the youth, to refrain from violence and to respect national laws and the public order. The international community is called on to step up its support to the Government, civil society and other stakeholders in their efforts to train security forces and judicial officers, and to promote free and fair elections and monitoring of such elections. Yesterday the Security Council reiterated its call for credible and peaceful elections in DRC, stressing that the Government bore the primary responsibility for ensuring free and fair polls. It also reiterated its concern over reports of election-related violence and urged all parties to campaign peacefully, in a press statement following a briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for DRC and head of MONUSCO, Roger Meece. 9 November 2011A new United Nations report details numerous human rights violations during the pre-electoral period in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and warns that such incidents could threaten the democratic process and result in post-electoral violence. read more

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Canada keeps No 2 ranking in womens baseball in newly released standings

Canada’s women’s baseball team maintained the No. 2 spot in the new world rankings released Wednesday by the World Baseball and Softball Confederation.The Canadians, coming off a bronze-medal win over the United States in the Women’s Baseball World Cup in August, have 1,300 points, 700 back of top-ranked Japan.Taiwan, the silver-medal winners at the World Cup this year, are third with 1,297 points while the U.S. is fourth with 1,064.Canada’s women’s baseball team formed in 2002 ahead of the first biennial World Cup in 2004. The Canadians have six medals — two silvers, four bronze — in eight World Cup tournaments.Japan has won the last six World Cups. The U.S. won the 2004 inaugural tournament and defended the title in 2006.The Canadian Press

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5 cool things about the LG Optimus G Pro

first_img LG Optimus G Pro OpenLG Optimus G Pro Open3140mAh battery is no jokeLG Optimus G Pro ClosedIn case you forget what carrier you are onLG Optimus G Pro displayThe viewing angles for the G Pro are averageLG Optimus G Pro angles1080p screens are so very pretty3140mAh battery is no joke While only available to AT&T customers, the LG Optimus G Pro is an impressive piece of hardware that is well-suited to compete with the other high-end smartphones.Like every other major manufacturer, LG’s version of Android isn’t quite the experience Google had in mind. LG’s time spent working on the Nexus 4 doesn’t appear to have had any significant impact on how the company thinks Android should look and feel. Nevertheless, their latest handset manages to bring some unique features that will help make it stand out in AT&T’s lineup. In preparation for our full review of the LG Optimus G Pro, we found a couple of things that stood out enough that they merited showing off separately.Notification lightAndroid phones and tablets have been released in nearly every conceivable (rectangular) shape and size with all sorts of oddball features, so it seems unlikely that something as simple as a notification light would be enough to impress anyone nowadays. LG has a history of doing clever things with their notification lights, features that are just enough to make their users stop and appreciate them.While most Android manufacturers are either doing away with the notification light entirely or making it as small and as useless as possible, the LG Optimus G Pro takes the already impressive power button notification light from the original Optimus G and moves it to the front of the phone. Recessed in the only physical button on the front of the device, the ovular notification light offers the full rainbow of colors, and demonstrates them every time you boot the phone. The breathing, pulse-style notifications are different colors for different kinds of notifications, including the obvious green and red for charging and low battery.It’s a mostly insignificant thing to think about when choosing a smartphone, but on the LG Optimus G it helps make the phone feel like a premium experience.Programmable QuickButtonNear the top left hand corner of this massive 5.5-inch phone is this extra button. It sits above the volume rocker, pretty far out of the way of anything unless you’re holding the phone with both hands in a heavy typing or gaming session. The default for this button is LG’s QuickMemo service, which takes a screenshot and allows you to doodle on it in a way that bears striking resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy Note’s screenshot service. If you don’t think you’re going to use QuickMemo particularly often, LG has made the button available to you to do what you please.The QuickButton feature on the Optimus G Pro allows you to use it to trigger whatever app you set. You can give yourself a hot key to your browser or social network of choice, or maybe to launch your music player. LG has a handful of recommended apps that they have made which offer slightly more than just a launch shortcut. These LG made apps include the camera, which will allow the QuickButton to double as the shutter for taking photos. Alternatively, you can just set it to do nothing and pretend it never existed. If you have that one go-to app on your phone that you use more than anything else, however, QuickButton can be pretty useful.Native TV app in notification drawerEverything seems to be coming out with an IR blaster these days, and along with that comes a TV remote app of some description that offers control over your entire entertainment center. There’s no need to re-invent the wheel here, IR blaster apps have been around since long before the modern smartphone and the companies that have been keeping up to date with this technology have more than enough experience in making apps that work well in this arena. Still, LG took a crack at it and surprisingly came up with a much better way to access the remote from your phone.If you allow it, the TV remote app on the G Pro can embed itself in your notification tray when you have turned on the TV app. This allows you quick access to things like volume and power without leaving the app that you are already in. HTC has done something similar with theTV app on the HTC One, but trying to use it for volume control takes you out of the app you are currently in. This experience is significantly better, and although the UI for the TV app in general isn’t the best I suspect this is a feature that will be quickly implemented in future versions of everyone else’s TV apps.Next page: One-hand mode and Vu Talk on the Optimus G Pro… VIEW PHOTO GALLERY 1 2last_img read more

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The €100000 issue A timeline of statements as FAI John Delaney to

first_img Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie By Sean Murray 18 MarchAnother day, another statement as the FAI said it had received a number of questions in relation to the bridging loan.A spokesperson reiterated the review under way of executive governance and senior management structures, and repeated that the bridging loan was “made in the best interests of the FAI in 2017 when it experienced a short-term cash flow issue”.“The board of the FAI has been kept fully informed in relation to this matter at all times.” 19 MarchOn Tuesday 19 March, Sport Ireland – the agency that provides exchequer funding to the FAI – said it had written to the President of the FAI seeking “urgent clarification” from the board of the FAI on the media reports surrounding the John Delaney loan. “Sport Ireland was not notified at any stage in 2017 about any apparent material deterioration in the FAI’s financial position, as per Sport Ireland terms and conditions of grant approval, and has sought additional clarification in relation to his matter,” it said.In response, the FAI issued a brief statement acknowledging receipt of this correspondence.It said: “The association is currently preparing a reply to [Sport Ireland CEO John] Treacy and will respond at the earliest opportunity.”20 MarchIn this statement, the FAI said it was willing to meet with Minister for Sport Shane Ross and Sport Ireland to discuss these matters further. It also said it had contacted the State’s corporate watchdog in relation to the loan.“The FAI has also written to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement offering clarification on any issues raised by a 2017 bridging loan made by CEO John Delaney to the association and will answer any questions that the ODCE may have,” it said.21 MarchFor the sixth day in a row, the FAI issued a statement on Thursday 21 March.Here, it said it had offered to bring forward its appearance before the Oireachtas Committee to 3 April, instead of 10 April. It also confirmed John Delaney would lead the delegation.23 MarchSaturday 23 March marked the start of Mick McCarthy’s second reign in charge of the Irish men’s national team, as the boys in green took on Gibraltar away from home.Rumours had been swirling of a potential big announcement coming after the game, and the FAI duly obliged.After a dour 1-0 win, the FAI announced that John Delaney was stepping down as its CEO, after almost 15 years at the helm.“The Board of the FAI has adopted a review of its senior management structure that will see CEO John Delaney moved to a new position of Executive Vice President with immediate effect,” it said.Chief operating officer Rea Walshe was appointed interim CEO.The FAI said this move came on the back of the review – mentioned in previous statements – by Jonathan Hall Associates, which recommended the creation of a new role.The FAI said: “The Board voted unanimously at its meeting on 22 March to appoint CEO John Delaney to the newly-created role of Executive Vice President.”The responsibilities for this new role include all FIFA and UEFA matters. The EVP would also work on special projects agreed by the board and the new CEO, and be available to new CEO for assistance.“This new role is one that really excites me,” Delaney said, before detailing progress made during his time as CEO at the FAI.24 MarchThe following day, the FAI issued a statement to say that Delaney would take a substantial reduction in salary after taking up the new role.Previously, he’d earned €360,000 a year as CEO. As executive vice president, it’s understood he’ll earn around €120,000 per annum. It also said that it would begin recruitment of a new CEO, with interviews set to take place in May ahead of an unveiling in Trim in July.30 MarchA number of fans expressed their displeasure with the matters relating to Delaney in a protest that saw tennis balls thrown onto the pitch at Ireland’s home game vs Georgia on 26 March.However, the FAI’s next statement wasn’t released until Saturday 30 March.In this statement, the board of the FAI acknowledged the “concerns expressed by members of the football family, supporters, commentators, politicians and the public around recent media stories concerning the Association”. It said it was fully committed to addressing these issues of concern and was undertaking steps to do so. The board said it had established a sub-committee, from amongst its members, which is closely working with the FAI’s external advisors and auditors to address these matters.It also said that consulting group Mazars had now been commissioned by this sub-committee to conduct an independent and in-depth external review of all matters.8 AprilOn Wednesday 3 April, representatives from Sport Ireland appeared before the Oireachtas Committee that the FAI will face today.So far, the FAI hadn’t provide a satisfactory answer over the €100k loan, Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy said, and the new review commissioned by the FAI by independent firm Mazars isn’t a “legitimate” reason for the FAI to withhold answers.Treacy also refused to say he had confidence in the board of the FAI, and said the explanation thus far had fallen “far short” from what is expected.In the most recent statement it issued on Monday 8 April, FAI President Donal Conway confirmed that Delaney would attend the committee hearing today. “The board acknowledges the misgivings raised by Sport Ireland and the Oireachtas Committee last week and is also cognisant of the concerns of the football family and all stakeholders.” Conway said. The statement referenced the Mazars review, and added that the association has “separately and urgently” engaged Grant Thornton to conduct an internal review of the FAI’s books, records and ledgers.Conway said that no disrespect was intended to Sport Ireland by the lateness of its letter outlining its stance on the €100k loan. “I regret that it could not be provided before their meeting,” he said.“The association has advised Sport Ireland that we are moving as fast as we can, being mindful of the complexity involved and the need to ensure that all statements we make are accurate and processes are fair and robust,”Conway said. Sport Ireland’s dissatisfaction was reinforced yesterday, when it announced that it had decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI.The board of Sport Ireland said it will consider the reinstatement of funding once all ongoing reports commissioned by the FAI have been completed and the recommendations adopted, and also once it is satisfied all the necessary processes and controls are in place to ensure the FAI complies with its obligations to Sport Ireland.Going back to the FAI’s most recent statement, the following line has been highlighted by many commentators, given the previous statements made by the FAI on this matter.On 8 April, FAI President Donal Conway said in his statement: “We also advised that some recent comments made by the FAI did not accurately reflect the board’s level of awareness of the existence of the €100,000 issue in 2017.”Just to reiterate, on 18 March an FAI statement said: “The board of the FAI has been kept fully informed in relation to this matter at all times.”TodayAfter all the statements, today is the first day when we’ll actually get to hear from John Delaney and the FAI on this bridging loan and other matters of governance at the organisation.Members of the Oireachtas – such as Noel Rock, Catherine Murphy and Ruth Coppinger, pressed Sport Ireland on the conduct of the FAI during last week’s hearing.At one stage, Coppinger asked: “If you don’t regulate the FAI, who does?”Rock said on Monday that the lack of clarity from the FAI regarding the bridging loan should result in Sport Ireland cutting the millions of euro in funding it gives to the FAI.“We need to see clear and concise information regarding this matter and the matter of the loan from Mr Delaney to the Association,” he said.From 9am onwards today, we will see if that is the case.  17 MarchOn St Patrick’s Day, the FAI issued a second, far lengthier statement.It began by describing how the organisation had formed a governance committee in February 2017, and had initiated work on a number of “key reforms” in that time. It also said a full review of the FAI’s executive governance and senior management structures by an external consultant had been commissioned. “This latest review will future proof Irish football and we will embrace the recommendations,” Delaney said.The CEO also addressed the €100k loan again. He said he acted in the best interests of the association “at a time when immediate funding was needed”.He said it had no impact on the full financial position of the association for the year and was a “matter of timing”.“As CEO, I hold regular meetings with our director of finance regarding the state of our finances and all items arising are conveyed to our board at our monthly meetings. 13,186 Views Apr 10th 2019, 12:06 AM https://jrnl.ie/4582817 ‘The €100,000 issue’: A timeline of statements as FAI, John Delaney to face politicians today Here’s what the FAI has been saying over the past few weeks ahead of today’s Oireachtas hearing. This was the case in 2017 when I acted in good faith for the benefit of the FAI and will continue to do so. New statement from the FAI on the association’s Governance. Takes a while to get going pic.twitter.com/ZCZa1Swy1K— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) March 17, 2019 TODAY, SENIOR OFFICIALS from the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) including former CEO John Delaney will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.Sitting atop the agenda will be the recent furore surrounding the €100,000 loan given by Delaney, now-executive vice president of the FAI, to the organisation and the fallout surrounding that. The FAI confirmed on Monday that Delaney would be part of its delegation this week before the committee, with politicians set to probe members of the organisation on this and a range of other issues.The spotlight on the FAI intensified yesterday when Sport Ireland announced it had decided to suspend and withhold funding from the FAI. All the focus will be on Committee Room 4 at Leinster House today from this morning onwards, so here’s a timeline of how we’ve made it this far.16 March 2019The entire affair kicked off in public on the evening of Saturday 16 March, when Sunday Times journalist Mark Tighe sent out a tweet saying that he’d been in the High Court after an injunction was initiated to try to prevent the newspaper from printing a story about “FAI and Delaney payments”. In the subsequent story published in the paper, Tighe reported that CEO John Delaney had given the FAI a cheque for €100,000, but it wasn’t clear why this had happened. The article also stated the FAI had been given 15 days to respond to queries from the newspaper about the cheque.After the publication went to print that evening, the FAI issued its first statement regarding this matter, and said that Delaney had given the organisation a “€100,000 bridging loan in April 2017″, noting he was repaid in full two months later.He said it was to aid a “very short-term cash flow issue” and it was the only occasion he’d provided the association with a short-term loan.center_img Short URL Source: Daniel McDonnell/Twitter 26 Comments Breaking: FAI release statement after John Delaney loses emergency High Court injunction case against Sunday Times story revealing €100k payments. pic.twitter.com/a55u2BTsXu— Mark Tighe (@marktigheST) March 16, 2019 Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 12:05 AM Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Source: Mark Tighe/Twitter Share6 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Weather Eye Meteorologists make their predictions for approaching winter

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. Winter is coming, ho-hum. Raising my eyebrows and feeling a little lazy at the same time, I can see some local experts think we will have a boring winter, ho-hum. If you do not like severe weather or loads of snow, boy, have I got a forecast for you.At last weekend’s weather conference at OMSI, a large crowd gathered to hear what may be heading our way in the darkness of the winter months. Tyree Wilde, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland, presented the agency’s idea. They favor temperatures to be above average and precipitation slightly below average. But he adds, “Uncertainly exists.” Snowpack will likely be a little below average.Tyree notes that although it appears to be a quiet winter, there is always the possibility of a high-impact weather event such as low-elevation snow or a windstorm. That’s why we always keep a weather eye out for you here on this page.Rod Hill, a Vancouver resident and KGW-TV meteorologist, predicts normal to above-normal temperatures and precipitation near normal. Valley snowfall: less than 6 inches. Chance of a big snowstorm like we had a couple of years ago: 8 percent. Windstorm probability is 40 percent. The mountain snowpack has a 50-50 chance of being normal.Kyle Dittmer, hydrologist and meteorologist for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, rounded out the forecasts. He is predicting three snow events for us, although on the lighter side of things. One moderate snowfall of 3 inches and two snow events of one-half inch to an inch. November through March will have temperatures near normal, he says. Precipitation will also be near normal November through January then below normal in February and March, Dittmer predicts.last_img read more

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Balotelli says monkeys are more intelligent than racists

first_imgA French documentary titled ‘I am not a monkey’ which dealt with issues about racism in football features Mario Balotelli, Samuel Eto’o and Patrick Vieira among stars.The documentary will be shown on Canal+ on January 6 but clips from the documentary has been released in advance.Italy international Balotelli, in the documentary interview, revealed the abuse he has received from racists, including in his own homeland.“I have nothing against monkeys,” he shrugs.“In fact, I can 100 percent tell you that monkeys are more intelligent than them (racists).”Samuel Eto'oEto’o talks of a Mourinho return to Barca George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Samuel Eto’o says that Jose Mourinho returning to Barcelona as the manager would be a thing of beauty.38-year-old Samuel Eto’o only announced his retirement…The documentary which was given a French title ‘Je ne suis pas un singe’ was made by Marc Sauvourel and former Roma midfielder Olivier Dacourt.”Je ne suis pas un singe”, le racisme dans le football. 🎥Un nouveau documentaire d’@dacourtolivier et @Marc_Sauvourel à découvrir dimanche 6 Janvier à 21H sur @canalplus 📰 : https://t.co/B8HFMj9ni9 pic.twitter.com/i0HLeMkeln— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) December 23, 2018last_img read more

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Sistine chimney installed as conclave nears

first_imgVATICAN CITY — The Vatican sought Saturday to quash speculation that divisions among cardinals could drag out the conclave to elect the new pope, while preparations for the vote plowed ahead with firefighters installing the Sistine Chapel chimney that will tell the world when a decision has been reached.But the specter of an inconclusive first few rounds of secret balloting remained high, with no clear front-runner heading into Tuesday’s papal election and a long list of cardinals still angling to discuss the church’s problems ahead of the vote.“You don’t have your mind absolutely made up” going into the conclave, U.S. Cardinal Justin Rigali, who participated in the 2005 conclave that elected Benedict XVI, told The Associated Press this week. “You have your impressions.”The Vatican spokesman, however, took pains to stress the “vast,” near-unanimous decision by the 115 cardinal electors to set Tuesday as the conclave start date and noted that no conclave over the past century has dragged on for more than five days.“I think it’s a process that can be carried out in a few days without much difficulty,” spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters.last_img read more

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US company outlooks worry investors sending stocks lower

first_imgU.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market’s largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year.The companies that rattled the market included Microsoft, Caterpillar and Procter & Gamble. Some also forecast weaker results in months ahead.An unexpected drop in U.S. orders of long-lasting goods also weighed on investors, briefly dragging the Dow Jones industrial average down 390 points early in the day before it pared back some of the losses. It was the biggest one-day decline for the blue-chip index since Jan. 5.The downbeat company report cards raise concerns about corporate America’s ability to grow profits at a time when many investors are expecting the resurgent U.S. economy to drive earnings should economic growth weaken overseas.“That theme, ‘Boy, this is the year earnings are going to come back,’ suffered a little bit of a setback,” said Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity strategy at Wells Fargo Investment Institute. “Investors are starting to worry that the stronger dollar and some the impacts of energy aren’t always positive.”The Dow dropped 291.49 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 17,387.21. It is now 3.7 percent below its record high of 18,053.71 on Dec. 26.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 27.53 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,029.56. It’s down 2.9 percent from its high of 2,090.57 on Dec. 29.The Nasdaq composite dropped 90.27 points, or 1.9 percent, to 4,681.50.The major stock indexes got off to a rough start early on, each opening sharply lower as investors digested the company earnings news.A report showing that sales of new U.S. homes accelerated 11.6 percent last month failed to veer the market from its slide.By midmorning, the Dow had flirted with a drop of nearly 400 points. The market began to pare its losses around midday.Nine of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 fell, with technology stocks dropping the most. Microsoft, which reported quarterly results late Monday, led the decline among stocks in the S&P, sliding $4.35, or 9.3 percent, to $42.66. Caterpillar wasn’t far behind, shedding $6.18, or 7.2 percent, to $79.85.last_img read more

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Time Inc Reportedly on the Block

first_imgOne curious possibility is Time Warner keeps several brands such as Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune, and sells off the rest of the 21 titles.Time Inc.’s full-year revenues in 2012 were $3.4 billion, down about 7 percent, and operating income tumbled 25 percent to $420 million. Who the buyer may be and whether any of this will actually happen remain unclear. In one sense or another, companies are very frequently “in discussions” about a possible sale. The full Fortune report. Speculation about Time Warner selling off its publishing unit Time Inc. has been a favorite pastime of media watchers for years now. Partly because of the thrill of imagining the country’s largest publisher being spun off and partly because of revenue and operating income challenges that have nagged the unit when compared to TW’s other groups. And, as Time Inc. is in the midst of laying off six percent of its global workforce, a report today by Fortune, a Time Inc. title no less, cites several unnamed sources who say that Time Warner is indeed in discussions with a buyer to sell most or all of its publishing unit.Fortune describes the talks as “formative.” last_img read more

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Gamified TetraBin Makes Waste Disposal Fun

first_imgStay on target Public trash cans are there for a reason: So you won’t throw your garbage on the ground.But there is little incentive—aside from avoiding a fine, saving the government millions of dollars, and protecting the environment—for people to not litter. Until now.Design firm Sencity introduced TetraBin—the first trash can to make waste disposal fun.Described by the company as “an experience-driven, technology-augmented” litter basket, the three-sided receptacle turns your scraps into a game of Tetris.“You need to put the pieces of rubbish into the bin at the right time to be able to advance in the game,” Sencity explained.This 21st century version of trashketball (the game of free-throwing crumpled paper into the bin like a rejected NBA player) requires users to drop their food container or newspaper at the precise moment to “push” colorful blocks into place, CityLab reported.According to The Atlantic spin-off site, the street-side cans (updated since the 2015 incarnation in the video above) are interlined with sensors, which activate the LED-wrapped exterior to create a public spectacle. The bin also alerts owners of its fill levels and collects usage data.Using an online management portal, owners can customize what content appears on the screens: “Mets fans, throw garbage in the right slot; Yankees fans, throw garbage in the left slot,” TetraBin designer Ivan Chen suggested to CityLab.SencityThe main goal is to entice people to use the available trashcan, instead of lazily tossing garbage on the sidewalk or in the street.“We want to turn cities into joyful playgrounds, to motivate more positive behaviors from everyday people,” Sencity CEO Steven Bai told CityLab. When the co-founder tested the bin in Sydney, Australia, children became so enthralled; they reportedly ran around gathering litter to throw inside.Creators are also eyeing the Internet of Things, hoping to eventually connect the trashcan with other sensor-enabled objects, for what CityLab called “some yet-unclear purpose.”Sencity did not immediately respond to Geek.com’s request for comment. ‘Tetris Effect’ Brings Puzzle Game Psychedelia to PC’Tetris 99′ Gets Physical Release last_img read more

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Scientists address manyelectron problem by modeling an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms

first_img(Phys.org)—For the first time, scientists have determined the equation of state of an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms, which tells the amount of energy each hydrogen atom has, given the bond length between adjacent atoms. Steady-state density functional theory This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Mario Motta et al. “Towards the Solution of the Many-Electron Problem in Real Materials: Equation of State of the Hydrogen Chain with State-of-the-Art Many-Body Methods.” Physical Review X. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.031059 Explore further Journal information: Physical Review X © 2017 Phys.org But what is even more interesting for the scientists than the result itself is how they achieved it: by using 20 or so state-of-the-art computational methods that have recently been developed to analyze many-electron systems. The new results offer a first glimpse of what these methods may offer for understanding and predicting the properties of many complex materials, and ultimately designing completely new materials.The chemists and physicists behind the new study are members of the Simons Collaboration on the Many-Electron Problem, whose ultimate goal is to find methods to model and understand many-electron systems. These are basically any systems that—like an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms— contain large numbers of atoms or molecules, and, therefore, many electrons.Electron-electron interactions play a large role in determining a material’s properties, such as how well it conducts electricity and how hard or soft it is. This information is critical for future initiatives in which researchers design new materials with specific desired properties. Although it’s relatively easy to model systems with a few electrons, as the number of electrons grows, the number of possible states that a system can occupy grows exponentially. Modeling such systems then becomes increasingly difficult, since the electron interaction effects are so strong that even the best independent-electron theories break down.In order to model many-electron systems, researchers have developed several many-electron computational methods that rely on advanced concepts in mathematics and computer science, such as cluster embedding theory, Monte Carlo methods, and tensor networks. But so far, no method exists that can treat all many-electron systems systematically with high accuracy and low computational cost. Citation: Scientists address many-electron problem by modeling an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms (2017, October 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-10-scientists-many-electron-problem-infinite-chain.html Potential energy curve of H10 (top) and deviations from FCI (bottom), in the minimal STO-6G basis. Credit: Mario Motta et al. Physical Review X. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.031059 In the new study, the scientists used a linear chain of hydrogen atoms as the first benchmark system to test many of these new theoretical methods. By applying approximately 20 of the newest methods to the same problem, the scientists were able to validate and cross-check the results of each method. Although the entire process was computationally complex, it allowed the scientists to combine the strengths of complementary methods and determine the energy per atom to a high degree of accuracy. They could then compare the accuracy of individual methods, which revealed that many of the new methods achieved a high degree of accuracy by themselves. “There are several facets to this work,” Shiwei Zhang, a physics professor at the College of William and Mary and the paper’s corresponding author, told Phys.org. “It produced extensive data and comparisons, as a benchmark study was designed to do. It also spurred many algorithmic developments in the different methods, which resulted from the interactions and ‘friendly competition.’ Perhaps less obvious but most important: it brought people and algorithms together, helped focus the field, and pushed the community to work synergistically in the most productive ways.”The scientists are making the vast amount of data produced in this study available to other researchers, which will soon be available here. They expect that the data will be useful for analyzing the computational methods, benchmarking new methods, studying other many-electron systems, and gaining a deeper understanding of many areas throughout condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, and materials science, among other fields.”One short-term goal is to determine the properties of the hydrogen chain,” Zhang said. “Surprisingly, even in this relatively simple ‘material,’ there are important questions for which we do not have definitive answers. We have computed the equation of state. But, for example, what are the electrical and magnetic properties? “More generally, we would like to expand such benchmark studies to more complex materials. We will continue to develop our computational methods and software. And of course we would like to apply them to tackle the most challenging many-electron problems in molecules and solids important to science and technology.”last_img read more

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Global Car Radiator Market Size 2019 Huge Growth Till 2024

first_imgBig Market Research • Valeo Forklift trucks are also referred to as lift trucks. These vehicles are used for transferring goods to a short distance. Forklift trucks were first introduced into the market in the early 20th century. 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Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. • North America Mr. Abhishek Paliwal • Europe The key countries in each region are taken into consideration as well, such as United States, China, Japan, India, Korea, ASEAN, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, CIS, and Brazil etc. OR 97220 United States Direct: +1-971-202-1575 Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452 • Company Profilelast_img read more

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I cant think of anything worse than staying friends with an ex

first_imgPhoto: James Besanvalle and Guillaume Paumier / Flickr Then, without even thinking, my feet stop in their tracks and suddenly I’m frozen on the spot. It takes a split second for my flight or fight response to kick in and I find myself running into the closest shop, pretending to peruse the merchandise.It then takes a second or two for my friend to notice what’s going on but by then, it’s too late.He walks over to my friend and tells her he saw me running into the newsagents. After a fairly unremarkable catch up, he tells her to give me his best regards and walks off.It’s not the first time I’ve been frozen in fear over seeing an ex and it certainly won’t be the last.I’ve ran out from cinemas, clubs and even hidden on public transport to avoid dreaded conversations.But why does it always elicit such a shocked response?‘We didn’t work out – you need to not exist’Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City describes it best.While the show is sometimes deeply problematic, Miranda hit the nail on the head in a brunch scene with Carrie, Charlotte and Samantha.She says: ‘Believe me, I would love to be one of those people who’s all, “We loved, thank you, you enriched my life, now go, prosper.” But I’m much more “We didn’t work out, you need to not exist.”’In fact, she literally does exactly what I described at the start of the article when she runs into her ex-boyfriend Steve.[embedded content]At the end of this clip and while the girls are sharing a waffle over brunch, Charlotte remarks: ‘Poor Steve!’Miranda responds: ‘I panicked! What was I going to do – stand around and chit-chat about the weather? The man has been inside me, for God’s sake.’And I actually think this has a lot to do with it (take that how you will – no pun intended).When you’re dating someone, you’re sharing everything with them. Whether that’s your skincare regime and clothes to bodily fluids and deepest, darkest secrets.For this reason, I find it really hard transitioning out of this intimate realm to keeping it platonic.In fact, after a break up, I find a healthy break from all social media contact beneficial too. And if you can last a month or so without interacting via social media, why not go a year? Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualGay guys tell their horror stories from vacations with their straight friendsHow do I convince my mum to accept my sexuality and wish me happiness?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/worse-staying-friends-ex/ Then by that stage, why get back in contact at all?I only follow one ex on one platform of social media and that’s enough for me.Blurring the boundariesSome exes may choose to blur the lines a little bit after they break up, continuing to be friends or even sleeping with each other. All the power to them, if that works!But it’s a speed hump I’ve never managed to bump.Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy wrote a great book called The Ethical Slut. In it, they lovingly refer to people open to non-traditional relationships as ‘sluts.’One particular chapter deals with remaining friends (or more) with your ex.They state: ‘Smart sluts know, even if they sometimes forget in the heat of conflict, that a break up need not be the end of a relationship.‘It may be instead, a shift to a different kind of relationship. Possibly a relationship between courteous acquaintances or friends or maybe even lovers.’ they add.But I’ve never been able to get past the awkward small talk phase with an ex.I’m all about remembering relationships for what they were and leaving them in the moment they happened.And hey, if I learn something from it, even better.For me, exes are reminders that the relationship didn’t work. We gave it a go, it didn’t take off and now we need to move on.It’s also about making a clean break and being open and ready to starting something fresh with someone new. It’s a time to focus on getting comfortable being alone again.Maybe I’m bitter. Maybe I’m petty. Or maybe I’m a little insecure. But the idea of staying friends with an ex always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.If we’re calling it a day on our relationship, we’re calling it a day on a friendship.–––James Besanvalle is the Family Editor for Gay Star News. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.See also:Why my life is better for staying friends with my ex-boyfriends eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… I’m walking down the street with a friend and I see him in the distance.last_img read more

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first_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | May 21, 2012 NIH $2.6 Million Grant Used to Study Imaging Prostate Cancer Without Biopsy Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 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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Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more May 21, 2012 — The Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support investigations of a potentially revolutionary method that can stage prostate cancers and detect recurrent disease more accurately, significantly reducing the number of confirmation biopsies; such biopsies can be invasive, costly and often lead to false-positive readings.The new technique involves the use of a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and a novel imaging agent. The study is being led by Mathew Thakur, Ph.D., professor of radiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and the director of the Laboratories of Radiopharmaceutical Research and Molecular Imaging.Prostate specific antigen (PSA) measurements, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remain standard tools for diagnosis and management of prostate cancer; however, each requires an invasive biopsy for histologic confirmation. Biopsies are associated with morbidity and high costs, and more than 65 percent of the 1.5 million biopsies performed each year in the United States show benign pathology, indicating a high false-positive rate for these standard diagnostic tools.These limitations, the researchers say, demonstrate a dire need for noninvasive methods that can accurately stage prostate cancer, detect recurrent disease and image metastatic lesions with improved reliability.Thakur and his colleagues are studying Cu-64 peptide biomolecules to evaluate prostate cancer tumors via PET imaging. These agents detect prostate cancer by finding a biomarker called VPAC1, which is over-expressed as the tumor develops.“The challenge has been to develop an imaging agent that will target a specific, fingerprint biomarker that visualizes prostate cancer early and reliably,” said Thakur, who is also a member of Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center.Previous studies with Cu-64 peptides from Thakur yielded promising results in stratifying breast cancer. A pre-clinical study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine in late 2009 found that 64Cu-TP3805 detected tumors over-expressing the VPAC1 oncogene more accurately in mice than 18F-FDG, a commonly used agent for imaging tumors.With this NIH grant, the researchers will test the hypothesis in both mice and humans. They will evaluate two Cu-64 peptides specific for VPAC1 in mice and perform a feasibility study in 25 pre-operative prostate cancer patients, using the best-suited Cu-64 peptide determined from the mouse studies.“This noninvasive method could significantly contribute to the management of prostate cancer,” said Thakur. “It would result in a reduction of unnecessary biopsy procedures and under-treatment or over-treatment that yield minimal benefits, incontinence or impotence.”Other researchers include Ethan Halpern, M.D., Charles Intenzo, M.D., and Sung Kim, M.D., of the department of radiology; Edouard Trabulsi, M.D., of the department of urology; and Eric Wickstrom, Ph.D., of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. 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