October 20, 2019
  • 11:04 am Veteran director J Om Prakash dies
  • 11:02 am Jaitley responding to treatment VPs office after Naidu visits AIIMS
  • 10:57 am Govt seeks report from schools about initiative for cleaning Yamuna
  • 10:16 am Hong Kong leader insists she will stay on
  • 10:15 am Japan briefs diplomats to wipe Fukushima nuke water concern

first_imgCALGARY – Family and friends of three people found dead in two Calgary homes say they have been torn apart by the deaths.Dustin Duthie, who is 25, faces three counts of second-degree murder.The dead have been identified as Taylor Toller, who was Duthie’s girlfriend, and his parents, Alan Pennylegion and Shawn Boshuck.Shane Graham, a family spokesman, says Duthie’s siblings and others continue to struggle with what has happened.He says they are all hopeful that justice will be served and asked for privacy as they process their grief.Police say they will not release the cause of death at this time.“The family has been torn apart,” Graham said at a police news conference Thursday. “It is nothing short of a tragedy that has many ripple effects and has affected many people in different areas.”Police were called to two homes on Tuesday, one in the southeast community of Applewood and another in the northwest community of Hidden Valley.Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta with the Homicide Unit said investigators believe Toller died on or about July 26.Court documents allege Boshuck and Pennylegion were killed the same day they were found.Police have said it appeared the deaths were connected, but no motive has been confirmed.Duthie was in custody at the Rockyview General Hospital, where he is also under suicide watch.None of the charges has been tested in court. Duthie is to have an initial psychiatric assessment before his next court appearance Aug. 8. (CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

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first_imgMusic for Relief (MFR) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have launched a campaign to raise necessary funds to provide an entire village in the Himalayan country of Nepal access to clean, green biogas technology.Founded by two-­‐time Grammy winning/multi-­‐platinum rock band Linkin Park, MFR is a non-­‐ profit organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. MFR will reward supporters who raise funds for the campaign here with a chance to win tickets to see Linkin Park at a small, private performance in Las Vegas in January.A segment of Power the World (an initiative that brings together Linkin Park, MFR and the UN Secretary-­‐General that seeks to bring sustainable energy solutions to one million people), the “clean cookstove” campaign follows the success of other campaigns including providing solar lights in Haiti, solar suitcases in Uganda, and the SOCCKET in South America.“We are thrilled that Linkin Park and Music For Relief are championing biogas in Nepal because this simple, effective technology delivers a rare triple win—transforming the lives of people, protecting wildlife and healing the planet,” said Shubash Lohani, Deputy Director of WWF’s Eastern Himalayas Program.“It’s exciting to find a solution that helps on multiple levels,” said Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell of Linkin Park. ” The clean, biogas cookstoves WWF is implementing will improve families’ health, keep women and children safer and protect the environment. We hope our supporters will join us in providing technology for those living in the Kumrose village in Nepal.”More than eight million people call the Terai Arc Landscape in Nepal home, and many cannot afford electricity, and must rely on large quantities of wood for cooking and other needs. On average, each person in the Terai region uses up to 2,000 pounds of wood per year, resulting in massive clear cutting of trees that yields serious consequences for both people and wildlife.Biogas offers a straightforward, cost-­‐effective solution. Human and animal waste is processed to produce methane that burns with a bright blue flame. Constructing methane from waste protects forests and the valuable habitat for the species that live there. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions – a win-­‐win for Nepali communities.The campaign also invites supporters to learn about local farmer Buddhi Ram Mahato and his family through a series of online stories that will take viewers on an inspirational journey.“We hope people are inspired to join this campaign to uplift an entire village by providing cleaner air, better healthcare, increased incomes for locals, while at the same time regenerating forest habitat for tigers, rhinos, and the many other species that live there,” added Lohani.To start a fundraiser that will support the campaign, click here. Those who raise at least $565 (the cost of one biogas system including a cookstove, biogas digester and toilet) by November 22 will be entered to win tickets to see Linkin Park at a small, private show.Globally, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook each day, which results in 4 million deaths annually from lung and heart diseases, cancers, burns, and more. MFR and WWF are partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-­‐private partnership working to create a global market for clean cooking solutions. Each organization is committed to fulfilling the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which calls for universal energy access by 2030.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Those associated with the local craft brew industry should celebrate that promotional effort and Lund’s role in it, said Andrew Oosterhuis, marketing director for Budweiser Canada.“I’m surprised those brewers would take offence — they should step in and celebrate being part of the community,” said Oosterhuis.READ MORE Advertisement Anger among the province’s craft beer devotees over country music singer Corb Lund’s participation in toasting Budweiser’s Alberta pedigree has surprised a spokesman for the brewing titan.And a country music colleague of Lund’s said while he may not be a Budweiser fan, he defended his friend’s partnership with the famous beer brand.Lund’s participation in Budweiser’s Alberta Made campaign has drawn the ire of some smaller brewers and their customers, who argue the musician is selling out and undermining the provincially based outfits. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgEDMONTON – Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed an agreement to buy Anandia Laboratories Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $115 million.Anandia provides research and development services as well as analytical testing for clients licensed under Canada’s medical cannabis rules.Aurora CEO Terry Booth says the deal expands his company’s capabilities and will help accelerate product development.The companies say that Anandia’s cannabis testing services will remain operationally independent of Aurora.Aurora has been gearing up in anticipation of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada expected later this year.Last month, the company announced a $3.2-billion all-stock offer for rival licensed marijuana producer MedReleaf,the largest-ever deal in Canada’s cannabis industry.Companies in this story: (TSX:ACB)last_img read more

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Vague assertions by successive Sri Lankan Governments of a “zero tolerance” policy for torture are meaningless in the light of multiple reports of past and ongoing torture and the impunity for those named in a number of reports as alleged torturers, ITPJ said in a statement. The ITJP has identified the names of 47 alleged perpetrators of extremely brutal torture in one security unit alone, not to mention a number of alleged rapists of Tamil detainees in the Sri Lankan Army (including one recently training abroad) and perpetrators of torture in the Sri Lankan Navy. One alleged perpetrator of torture is currently posted in an overseas embassy, while two others have been living in Australia recently. Sri Lanka has been urged to investigate evidence on identified alleged perpetrators of torture.The International Truth and Justice Project (ITPJ) said today that if Sri Lanka is serious about tackling ongoing torture it needs to suspend and investigate a number of well known security officials named in United Nations reports in connection with torture. “The UN report on Sri Lanka described systematic torture by the security forces and said sexual violence was part of “an institutional policy”. Illegal detention and torture doesn’t just go away with a few prison visits – the alleged perpetrators and commanders need to be suspended, investigated and prosecuted,” said Ms. Sooka.The ITJP believes if Sri Lanka is serious about preventing torture, some well-known individuals, among many others, should be suspended and investigated immediately. (Colombo Gazette) “If we sitting abroad can collect such a huge body of evidence, think what could be achieved by a credible team inside the country with appropriate investigative  powers reporting to an independent authority.  From the outset we offered to help this Government establish an independent international investigative unit, such as the one in Guatemala, but we never heard back from them. It’s crucial to dismantle these entrenched structures of repression otherwise the broken brutalised victims just keep increasing in number,” said the ITJP’s executive director, Yasmin Sooka.The latest report of continuing torture by the police and army in Sri Lanka comes from the UK’s main rehabilitation charity, Freedom From Torture based on 16 victims alleging torture between 2015-17. The ITJP has previously documented 76 very similar cases from 2015-17.  In 2017 the Associated Press news agency released a major investigation into ongoing torture and male rape based on 20 interviews with victims and 32 medical reports. read more

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DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has denied Tesla’s request to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the next decade.The lawsuit alleges that Musk and Tesla’s board of directors breached their fiduciary duties to the company and its stockholders, granting unjust enrichment to Musk and wasting corporate assets. It alleges that the pay plan was negotiated by a compensation committee and approved by a board whose members had conflicts because of personal and professional ties to Musk.In a ruling Friday, the judge refused to dismiss the breach of fiduciary duty claims against Tesla and Musk, and an unjust enrichment claim against Musk.He did dismiss the claim alleging waste of corporate assets.Randall Chase, The Associated Press read more

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“While terrorism is an evil with which there can be no compromise, we must use our heads, not our hearts, in deciding our response,” Mr. Annan told a seminar on terrorism held by the International Peace Academy. “The rage we feel at terrorist attacks must not remove our ability to reason. If we are to defeat terrorism, it is our duty, and indeed our interest, to try to understand this deadly phenomenon, and carefully to examine what works, and what does not, in fighting it.”Noting that terrorists thrive on despair and gain recruits where peaceful ways of redressing grievances do not exist, Mr. Annan said: “The fact that a few wicked men or women commit murder in its name does not make a cause any less just. Nor does it relieve us of the obligation to deal with legitimate grievance.”On the contrary, terrorism will only be defeated if we act to solve the political disputes and long-standing conflicts which generate support for it. If we do not, we shall find ourselves acting as a recruiting sergeant for the very terrorists we seek to suppress,” he added.He stressed the importance of articulating a compelling global vision that can defeat the vivid, if extreme, visions of some terrorist groups. “We must make clear, by word and deed, not only that we are fighting terrorists, but also that we are standing, indeed fighting, for something – for peace, for resolution of conflict, for human rights and development,” he said.Emphasizing that there can be no trade-off between human rights and terrorism, Mr. Annan declared: “Upholding human rights is not at odds with battling terrorism: on the contrary, the moral vision of human rights – the deep respect for the dignity of each person – is among our most powerful weapons against it.” read more

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From the moment they dealt for elite scorer Liz Cambage, the Las Vegas Aces became perhaps the WNBA’s most compelling team — not necessarily the best team, but certainly one with enough upside to make that claim by year’s end.1Particularly with a handful of clubs missing their stars as the league prepares for its homestretch.Headlined by three All-Stars — Cambage, A’ja Wilson and Kayla McBride — the Aces’ top-five offense understandably gets a ton of attention. Yet because of that firepower, the Las Vegas defense, one of the WNBA’s worst a year ago, has been overlooked. But the Aces’ defense has made an about-face, becoming one of the more rugged units en route to putting up league-best numbers this season.Vegas is almost 1.5 points per 100 possessions better on D than the next closest team, and have managed to be stingy on that end despite playing at the second-fastest pace in the league. Opposing teams take, on average, almost 16 seconds per possession to get off shot against the Aces, the longest average in the WNBA. And once the shots actually go up, the most likely outcome is a miss (Vegas has the best effective field goal percentage defense) and an Aces’ rebound (they also have the best defensive-rebounding percentage).Aces coach Bill Laimbeer told me before a recent game that he challenged a pair of returning wing players, McBride and former No. 1 overall pick Kelsey Plum, to push up farther on ball-handlers this season. Aside from forcing the action, doing so would tempt teams to either drive or throw the ball into the paint, where both Wilson and the 6-foot-8 Cambage combine for three blocks per contest. Indeed, teams have had limited success inside against the Aces this season, scoring a league-low .971 points per possession around the basket, according to Synergy Sports.On some level, Vegas’s almost-overnight shift into a top-tier defensive unit was by design. If the defense can keep opponents off the board for stretches, Laimbeer’s thinking went, it would allow more time for the Aces’ offensive pieces to jell, and for the team’s talent advantage to take over. “Defense is much easier than offense — it’s just hard work and structure,” Laimbeer said. “You simply put the structure in, and demand that the players work hard.”McBride said the team has bought into adopting a grittier, more prideful identity since last season. One example: If Las Vegas goes a couple possessions in a row without scoring — which often discourages players who thrive on their offense — coaches often shout from the sidelines, “If we don’t score, they don’t score,” to remind the Aces not to let off the pedal on the defensive end.“I think a lot of it comes from [Laimbeer],” McBride said of developing a far greater intensity on defense. “We embrace it, and I think we kind of like the idea of becoming the villains of the league.”While the Aces have been solid defensively all year,2That said, the team as a whole is in the midst of a two-game skid, and just fell to second place in the Western Conference with Sunday’s loss. untangling the offense has been more of a challenge. The Aces recently clinched their first playoff berth since 2014,3The last time the franchise made the playoffs, it was as the San Antonio Stars. The team was sold in 2017 and moved to Las Vegas prior to the 2018 season. but getting there has required pretty considerable sacrifices on offense from just about everyone on the roster. Earlier this month, we wrote that virtually every veteran on the team has gotten fewer shot attempts than she did last season, the price of playing on the lone WNBA team with three All-Stars. A decent comparison for this club is the first season of the LeBron-Wade-Bosh Miami Heat run. The offense — with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade taking turns holding the reins — wasn’t ideal at first. But the Heat’s defense was far better than expected, and helped lift the team to a Finals appearance during the trio’s first season together.In an effort to avoid those getting-to-know-you pitfalls,4Like figuring out who will handle the ball and when, where players’ sweet spots are on the court and how to avoid bumping into each other if there is considerable overlap with those two things. Las Vegas has been trying to push the ball when it can. Aside from the addition of Cambage, the quick-strike mentality also stems from trying to simplify things for rookie and No. 1 overall pick Jackie Young, who’s adjusting to playing the lead guard position full-time as Plum, the NCAA women’s all-time leading scorer, adjusts to playing off-ball more. (There’s a steep dropoff in true-shooting percentage from Cambage, Wilson and McBride to Young and Plum, highlighting how top-heavy the frontcourt is.)“When you have nights where the whole starting five is in double figures, you don’t have to worry about the offense,” Cambage said. “Clearly we’re doing something right. For us, it’s more about defense.”This isn’t to suggest that the Vegas defense doesn’t have some shortcomings. Some were on display in Minnesota on Sunday, when the Aces surrendered 98 points in a loss to the Lynx. Napheesa Collier slipped undetected behind the Aces’ D multiple times in the third quarter (Las Vegas ranks dead last out of 12 teams in defending cuts to the basket, per Synergy). And Minnesota took advantage of Vegas not getting back in transition, where the Aces rank just ninth. Put another way: The Aces get caught sleeping from time to time.But what makes the Aces intriguing is that, less than two weeks out from the playoffs, they’re still getting on the same page. Cambage joined the team eight days before the season started, giving her almost no opportunity to get acclimated, while Wilson recently missed a month with an injury. Young and Plum have had months to work off each other at this point, and even if the youth in the backcourt is a concern, it’s a safe bet that far more of the offense — particularly with 1-on-1 play, where the Aces rank best in the league, per Synergy — will go through Cambage and Wilson.Also important to remember: This is just Year One for this relatively young team. Cambage, who turned 28 last week, is the oldest core player on the team. McBride is 27. Plum is 25, as is Sixth Woman of the Year candidate Dearica Hamby. Wilson is 23. Young is still just 21.It could all come together quickly for this youthful club. But even if it takes beyond this season, the logic in tightening up the defense to buy more time for the already-solid offense was sound. Finishing at or near the top of the league on D in the first year together sets a new standard, and shows there’s no reason the Aces can’t be elite on both ends as long as this core stays together. read more

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first_imgVolume globulaire moyen : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Le Volume Globulaire Moyen ou VGM en version abrégée est évalué lors de la Numération de la Formule Sanguine ou hémogramme. Son taux permet, entre autres, de révéler une anémie ou une maladie alcoolique chronique.Qu’est-ce que le volume globulaire moyen ?Il s’agit du volume moyen qu’occupent les globules rouges (hématies) au sein d’un échantillon sanguin donné. Cette mesure est exprimée en fL (femtolitre) ou en microns cube. Le volume globulaire moyen est ainsi obtenu par la division du taux d’hématocrite (proportion de globules rouges contenus dans le sang par rapport au volume total du sang) par le nombre de globules rouges par millimètre cube de sang. Il sert majoritairement à diagnostiquer une anémie qui se caractérise, elle, par une diminution du taux d’hémoglobine. Cette mesure permet alors d’en caractériser la nature exacte : normocytaire, microcytaire ou macrocytaire.Le dosage du volume globulaire moyenLa Numération de la Formule Sanguine et, par conséquent, le volume globulaire moyen sont mesurés par prise de sang. Chez l’adulte en bonne santé, la ponction veineuse est réalisée au niveau du pli du coude. S’il n’est pas obligatoire d’être à jeun pour pratiquer cet examen biologique, il est toutefois recommandé de ne pas avoir consommé un repas trop copieux les heures précédentes. Il est toutefois possible de s’hydrater en buvant de l’eau ou un café sans sucre. En outre, il est également essentiel d’informer le laboratoire d’analyses médicales en cas de prise de traitement. Les résultats de la NFS sont généralement communiqués au patient dans des délais relativement brefs (24 à 48 h). Le volume globulaire moyen normal se situe entre 82 et 98 fL chez l’adulte contre 74 et 91 fL chez l’enfant.Taux trop bas : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?Le caractère microcytaire de l’anémie est avéré lorsque le volume globulaire moyen est inférieur à 80 fL. En d’autres termes, les globules rouges affichent une taille anormalement petite. Ce type d’anémie est souvent associé à une carence en fer pouvant s’expliquer par des saignements gastriques ou utérins. Mais elle peut également être secondaire à une anémie normocytaire qui dégénère, à une carence d’apport en fer, à une bilharziose ou encore à des grossesses rapprochées. Lorsque le taux de fer est normal, la piste d’une maladie héréditaire affectant la production d’hémoglobine (thalassémie) est explorée.Taux trop élevé : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?À lire aussiVGM : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Lorsque le dosage du volume globulaire moyen dépasse 100 fL, on parle de macrocytose. Contrairement à la microcytose, les globules rouges, cette fois-ci, présentent un volume plus imposant que la moyenne. Ce phénomène est principalement observé chez les patients alcooliques qui souffrent d’une carence en vitamine B12 ou en vitamine B9. C’est en cela que le volume globulaire moyen est l’un des principaux indicateurs, avec les Gamma GT et le Carbohydrate Déficient Transferrin (CDT), d’une consommation d’alcool chronique. Mais un taux trop élevé peut également conduire au diagnostic d’une pathologie hépatique, d’une maladie affectant la moelle osseuse (myélodysplasie) ou d’une baisse de production des hormones thyroïdiennes (hypothyroïdie).Le 4 avril 2017 à 16:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgLast week ASA/WISHH Deputy Director, Liz Hare, met with representatives of the Ministry of Education in El Salvador to discuss increased inclusion of U.S. soy in their school meals program. A representative from Alimentos, S.A. in Guatemala joined the meeting. Alimentos produces textured soy protein (TSP) made with U.S. soy flour in their plant in Guatemala City. The company imported over 5,900 MT of U.S. soy flour last year. The group discussed the potential for a pilot program utilizing increased amounts of U.S. soy in schools in El Salvador to begin in February 2018. While the Salvadoran government already purchases a drink made with U.S. soy for the school meals program, results from a successful pilot program utilizing TSP could allow use of textured soy protein to be expanded to additional schools in the country. ASA/WISHH initially met with representatives of the Ministry of Education last June when ASA Director and USSEC Board Member Monte Peterson of North Dakota and WISHH Vice Chairman Levi Huffman of Indiana participated in Farmer Travel to the region. During that meeting, Huffman and Peterson described how U.S. soy is grown sustainably – a message that resonated with Salvadoran government officials.Photo Caption: Salvadoran government officials joined ASA’s WISHH for an initial meeting in June 2017 to discuss the role of U.S. soy in the government’s school feeding and other social programs. ASA/USSEC Director Monte Peterson and Alimentos S.A. Vice President Alan Ayapan hold a bag of Alimentos’ U.S. soy-based product that WISHH helped introduce to the Salvadoran government. WISHH Vice Chair Levi Huffman stands to the immediate right of Ayapan.last_img read more

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first_imgThe new board of Clark County commissioners became official Wednesday morning at a brief but well attended oath-of-office ceremony.Commissioner David Madore, a Republican, was sworn in for the first time. Madore defeated incumbent Marc Boldt, also a Republican, for the seat in November’s general election.Commissioner Tom Mielke took the oath for the second time after his successful re-election bid against Democrat Joe Tanner.Also sworn into office at the ceremony was Jim Malinowski, who was elected as a Clark Public Utilities commissioner.The three men introduced and thanked their families and friends after taking the oath.Madore took some extra time at the dais, promising to embrace the role of commissioner and protect the county’s resources the best he could. He then asked anyone who considered him a friend to stand, which prompted nearly half of the 100 people in the room to rise to their feet and applaud.Madore then asked if anyone had any questions for him, to which a director of a local Christian nonprofit organization, Dennis Fuqua, asked if a group could pray with the newly elected officials. Fuqua later said it was a gesture he thought Madore, along with the other elected officials, would appreciate. All three men, along with Commissioner Steve Stuart, agreed to take part, bowing their heads at the front of the room for a brief prayer before the ceremony was called to a close. Some governments across the country participate in prayer during government proceedings, including the United States Congress. But prayer at such an event appears to be atypical in Clark County.last_img read more

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first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have taken one person into custody in connection to a shooting at an apartment complex in Kendall that claimed the life of a woman and sent a man to the hospital, Wednesday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Police, the shooting took place along the 7500 block of 82nd Street, at the Village of Dadeland apartment complex.A neighbor said he heard gunfire but at first thought it was construction noise. “I heard that, like a ‘pow, pow, pow’ thing, like three bangs,” he said. “I heard the bangs, but you always hear weird stuff. You don’t think the worst. You think, oh, whatever, maybe someone is doing construction or something.”Investigators said the victims, a man and woman in their 20s, either drove themselves or were driven to South Miami Hospital. However, the extent of the female victim’s injuries was so severe that she was transported as a trauma alert to Jackson South Community Hospital. She died shortly after.Officials said the male victim sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. He remains at South Miami Hospital.According to evidence markers captured by 7Skyforce, there were at least five shots fired in the parking lot of the complex. Cameras also captured a gray Honda sedan cordoned off by crime scene tape.Police later detained one person for questioning. No arrests have been made. If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgPost from HEA: September 30, 2018, we have experienced a load shed which has affected several hundred members on the peninsula. Once the frequency is stables Dispatch will start re-energizes circuits that were affected. The outage affected three circuits for an estimated 2,800 members without power. All circuits are back up. Total estimate outage time was 19 minutes. HEA crews are working to restore power to the effective members. Refresh for updates as they are made available. Original Post: Homer Electric Association is responding to a large power outage in the areas of Nikiski and Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update:  If you are without power at this time, please call 1-888-8OUTAGE. Current members without power- 321 in Soldotna, and 712 in Nikiski, The cause of the outage is unknown at this time.last_img read more

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Texas Rep. John Carter (R) is set to replace Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) atop the House Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee, following his selection Tuesday by the House Republican Steering Committee. Dent resigned from Congress earlier this month. The full GOP Conference still needs to ratify the selection but that is typically a formality, reported CQ. Carter’s district in central Texas includes a portion of Fort Hood; the eight-term congressman had chaired the Homeland Security spending panel. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Okilast_img

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first_img¡Confirmado! La 19a Entrega Anual del #LatinGRAMMY • 15 de noviembre • Las Vegas @MGMGrand por @Univision … https://t.co/LpAv2Hy0vI pic.twitter.com/FSZt4W9wQ3— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) May 22, 2018″The Latin Recording Academy, the predominant organization that supports and celebrates the hard work, excellence, and talent of Latin music creators and artists, will continue to excel with Univision,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We are elated to give our empowering mission a platform from which to thrive and grow. Music is more alive than ever, and Latin music has shown again and again its worldwide impact and tremendous exportability.”Mark your calendars and get ready for another spectacular celebration of the best in Latin music this fall.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 16, 2017 – 9:42 pm Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year In addition to revealing this year’s show date, the Latin Academy announced a fresh 10-year deal with longtime network Univision, which extends The Biggest Night in Latin Music’s TV home through 2028. The partnership began in 2005. This new deal will also encompass the highly anticipated 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2019.The annual Latin GRAMMYs recognize outstanding Latin music by honoring the achievements of international music creators in 49 categories for Spanish- or Portuguese-language recordings. The annual broadcast ranks as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials each year around the globe in more than 80 countries. Facebook Twitter Email center_img The Latin Recording Academy also announced a new 10-year deal for The Biggest Night in Latin Music with long-time network UnivisionRenée FabianGRAMMYs May 22, 2018 – 12:31 pm It’s hard to believe we’re nearing another stellar celebration of Latin music already, but the time is quickly approaching. Accordingly, The Latin Recording Academy announced on May 22 that the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held Nov. 15 and broadcast live on Univision from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Set To Take Place Nov. 15 In Las Vegas Get Ready For The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 2018-latin-grammy-awards-set-take-place-nov-15-las-vegas News last_img read more

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first_img Share Scott Eisen/Getty Images/NPA woman uses a megaphone to address a crowd of protesters at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Saturday.President Trump’s executive order on immigration late Friday ignited nationwide protests — and a slew of legal challenges.At least four federal judges across the country have blocked part of the order and temporarily ensured refugees and travelers who reached U.S. soil would not be deported.Here’s an explanation of what happened so far and what could come next.1. Who is covered by the executive order?The order suspended new refugee admissions for 120 days. It capped the total number of refugees allowed into the country this year at 50,000, far lower than the Obama administration has allotted. And travelers from seven countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — are barred for 90 days. Border patrol agents and lawyers said the order and statements by top White House officials have not made clear how green card holders, or lawful permanent residents, are to be treated.2. What have the federal courts ruled so far?The American Civil Liberties Union sued in Brooklyn over the detention of two Iraqi clients at JFK airport. Late Saturday, Judge Ann Donnelly issued a temporary restraining order barring the deportation of as many as 200 people. Judge Donnelly cited “irreparable harm” they would face, and she demanded that the Trump administration provide a list of all affected refugees and travelers. Later, a federal judge in suburban Virginia ordered that travelers be allowed to consult with volunteer attorneys. And another judge in Massachusetts ruled the travelers not only were free from deportation, but that those being held must be released from federal detention. There are reports from pro bono lawyers that border agents may not be complying with some of those directives from the federal judiciary.3. What is the Trump administration saying about this?White House officials said the policy is designed to protect American borders and to restrict the entry of terror suspects. The Department of Homeland Security said fewer than 1 percent of the average 325,000 people who journeyed to the U.S. Saturday were “inconvenienced.” DHS said the president’s order remains in place and “the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety.”On NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said green card holders would not be affected “moving forward,” but went on to say that they would “be subjected to further screening” at the border.4. Where do the legal challenges go from here?The president has sweeping authority on matters of immigration. Federal law allows the president to suspend people or classes of people if he determines their entry is “detrimental” to the nation. But a 1965 update to that law, the Immigration and Naturalization Act, clarifies that people should not experience preferences or discrimination on account of their “race, sex, nationality, place of birth or place of residence.”Trump’s order appears to grant some religious preference to Christians and to target seven majority-Muslim countries — though his order points out that people from those countries had already been singled out for extra vetting during the Obama years.Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, immigrants rights groups and other advocates are likely to file more lawsuits in the coming days on the grounds that the order violates the 1965 immigration law, the right to due process, and the First Amendment clause that bars Congress from establishing a religion, among other things.White House officials insisted they did not set out to create a “Muslim ban.” But Trump associate Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that Trump had reached out to him and others about how to make such a ban, which Trump proposed on the campaign trail in December 2015, legal. And the son of national security adviser Michael Flynn tweeted about a “Muslim ban,” as well. Those statements could be used by refugee advocates to demonstrate the administration’s intent.5. What happens with Trump’s nominees for key cabinet posts?Democrats argue that key offices within the State Department and the Justice Department were in the dark about the immigration order before it was made public. They want to know if Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee to be attorney general, advised Trump on the order — and whether Sessions will commit to making sure Justice Department lawyers are consulted in the future. The Senate Judiciary Committee is supposed to vote on Sessions’ nomination on Tuesday. If he passes that vote, Sessions could be confirmed by the full Senate by the end of the week.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The Opposition Left Front and the Congress Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly after their demand for an adjournment motion over various issues was turned down by the Speaker. The Assembly witnessed unruly scenes as the Opposition MLAs came down to the well of the House after war of words erupted between them and the treasury benches. The Opposition had been demanding an adjournment motion over the issue of non formation of a panchayat board in Purulia despite the completion of rural poll process in May this year. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The adjournment motion was rejected by the Speaker Biman Banerjee, following which the MLAs of the Left Front and Congress came down to the well of the House and shouted slogans against the government. The Speaker cautioned Congress Chief whip Manoj Chakraborty to mind his language. While speaking to reporters later on, Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan of the Congress said the party was even ready to sweep the floor of the House clean but how can the ruling Trinamool Congress rid the scars it has put on the “face on parliamentary democracy” by trying to “scuttle” the voice of the opposition. State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee condemned the activities of the Opposition MLAs and said they are trying to malign the dignity of the House.last_img read more

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first_img Register Now » 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Online banking is a double-edged sword for small businesses: It’s easy and convenient, and yet it makes them vulnerable targets for cybercriminals. There are a lot of small businesses out there, and they don’t all have the big budgets for IT resources or a large staff.Another potential downside is that as a small business, protection laws work differently. Small businesses may have more difficulty recovering any online account losses because business accounts typically do not have the same level of legal protection provided to consumers.Like safecrackers of a different era, cybercriminals have many tools at their disposal to break into online accounts. Typically, businesses get tricked into giving out sensitive information through phishing attacks. A phishing attack is when seemingly legitimate e-mails lead to websites where they are asked to enter sensitive information (such as user names, passwords, credit card data, etc). Both the e-mails and the websites are professionally designed and appear to come from legitimate, trustworthy sources. Once cybercriminals have secured the information, they can either target the account to transfer funds out of the accounts or sell the login details to other cybercriminals–User information for online banking accounts is usually sold priced as a percentage of the available balance on the account. Today, bank accounts are available online for as little as 3 percent, which includes personal, business and offshore accounts.Best Practices for Secure Online BankingDespite the risks, online business banking is an extremely valuable tool in today’s high-paced business world. Here are some best practices to help make the online banking experience a secure one.Train employees: Social engineering is still often used to obtain sensitive information. For example, never trust e-mails requesting personal information such as user names or passwords. If there is no one in the office qualified to provide this type of training, find a trusted IT professional or consultant to educate employees.Secure systems: Ensure your business systems (PCs, file servers, and mail servers) are protected by trustworthy internet security business products and are using the latest updates. Consumer solutions (paid or free) are not sufficient to provide adequate coverage and visibility for the security of your business.Dedicated online banking PC: Designate a single computer to use as your business’s online account machine. This computer should solely be used for online banking and not for other activities such as e-mail, web browsing, or file sharing.Consult with your bank: Discuss with your bank the type of security they have in place and other best practices it can recommend based on its systems. Also, familiarize yourself with the protection and processes it provides to business accounts in the event of losses.Learning the LingoTrojans: Programs that perform malicious actions but have no replication abilities. Like the original Trojan horse, these programs may arrive as seemingly harmless files or applications, but actually have malicious intent within their code. Banking Trojans are specifically designed to gain control and compromise online accounts.Phishing: A form of identity theft in which a scammer uses an authentic-looking e-mail to trick recipients into giving out sensitive personal information, such as a credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers or other sensitive personal information.Site spoofing: Websites that appear professionally designed and legitimate with the purpose of collecting sensitive information from unsuspecting visitors.Dal Gemmell is a senior global product marketing manager in the Trend Micro Small-Business solutions team. As a global product marketing manager, he works in partnership with regional leaders to drive sales and marketing efforts. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global June 23, 2010 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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first_img 3 min read The holiday season, with all of its frenetic energy, piles extra stress on business technology. From external challenges like increased traffic and ecommerce sales to internal challenges like heavy Internet use by employees, can spell disaster. But if entrepreneurs stay one step ahead of the rush, they may be able to avoid any major issues.While business owners always have to expect the unexpected, here are four things you can do to prepare your business technology for the holiday season.Related: 3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the Cloud1. Tune-up your systems. The busy holiday season is not the time to upgrade your programs, download new applications or try out new solutions. Just like you would take your car into the shop for a check-up before you head out on a long road trip, have your IT department do a routine evaluation to make sure everything is working properly and fix any potential problems before they cause you major stress. Save any major updates or system changes for January.2. Give your website some love.If you sell products or services online, make sure you are prepared for the uptick in traffic between Black Friday and Christmas Day, especially Cyber Monday. Online merchants can see up to a 200 percent increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and according to a recent NRF survey, this year will bring 5 percent more sales than the last.Related: Best Practices for Employees to Protect the Company From HackersTo prepare, check your bandwidth and reduce stress on your website by optimizing your website pages by shrinking image sizes and external Javascript. You can also test and eliminate bottlenecks by using the free Google Page Speed Insights tool to identify potential problem areas.3. Beef up your cybersecurity. Cyber criminals are aware of the increase in credit card information going through your systems during the holiday period. Unfortunately, hackers will do their best to find ways to infiltrate into your systems, causing havoc for you and potentially your customers. Make sure that your anti-virus software is up to date, strengthen your passwords and remind your employees about Internet security policies.4. Have a back-up plan.Increased web traffic during the holiday season means your database will handle and store more information than at any other time of the year. According to a recent survey of small business IT professionals, 45 percent of respondents say their organization has experienced a data loss, costing an average of nearly $9,000 in recovery fees. Don’t let this happen to you! The last thing you want is a system crash that effectively wipes out all of your new transactions and customer data. Make sure that you have a plan in place that allows you to back-up and restore your information with a minimal amount of downtime.The holiday season has the potential to be a great time for your company. It can bring high volumes of traffic and sales, along with incredibly valuable customer data that can be used for marketing and product development for years to come. The trick to enjoying the benefits of the season without falling into the traps is to prepare ahead of time, get strong back-up systems in place, and keep things simple. Related: 5 Apps That Never Forget Your Passwords and Require You to Remember Just One Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 1, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more The new Philips HD7 ultrasound system draws upon an array of features and capabilities available on high-end company systems and puts them into an affordable, mobile unit designed for a wide variety of clinical settings.The system provides grayscale and color Doppler imaging with simple one button optimization, as well as tissue harmonic imaging. In addition, the HD7 features a wide array of transducers, an adjustable flat panel monitor, proven system architecture and software and advanced imaging, measurement and quantification technologies.The company says the HD7 was developed with clinicians in mind, and the ergonomic, easy-to-use system can meet the demands for high-volume use in cardiovascular, OB/GYN, anesthesiology, oncology, electrophysiology, stress echo, pediatric, orthopedic, urologic and emergency applications. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. 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News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more last_img read more

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