Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent

first_imgDebunking the myth of racial hierarchy, United Nations experts on racial discrimination has said that it is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture.Harry Belafonte addresses event Confronting Silence Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against people of African Descent WorldwideAddressing a special event at UN Headquarters on Confronting the Silence: Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against people of African Descent Worldwide, Mireille Fanon-Mendes, Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that the attacks on human dignity are elaborated due to “supposed hierarchy of races and cultures and do not concern only one or [another], but the entire international community.”The discussion was organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the co-sponsorship of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the UN Department of Public Information, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Black Lives Matter, and Amnesty International USA.Keynote speaker, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, recalled his time with legendary African American actor, Paul Robeson, who had said artist are the gatekeepers of truth; humanity’s moral compass. As such, Mr. Belafonte continued, he sought to use the arts as a tool to bring the human family together.Continuing, he said that while the “mighty alliance” of the Second World War was supposed to have brought an end to fascism and intolerance, “one serious flaw was that the Allies were as guilty of racial oppression as was Hitler.” Decades of racial oppression, discrimination and intolerance, before and since the war, have meant that “most people of colour know very little about the diaspora…the depth of us as African descendants, is not known one to the other.Yet, Mr. Belafonte stressed that the United Nations is “the place to sit and have a conversation about settling the affairs of the cruelty of racism and classicism,” and he looked forward to the discussions that were ahead and the presentations of the other speakers and participants.last_img read more

Big Little Lies Handmaids Tale among Emmy frontrunners with Canadian ties

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Some of the biggest contenders at Sunday’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles have major Canadian connections, including Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale.The miniseries Big Little Lies, which is up for 13 awards and won another three at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, was directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Valleé. Valleé, who was behind the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club (2013), is nominated for an Emmy as director, editor and executive producer.The series stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman as mothers and friends in an affluent California town. Witherspoon and Kidman were also co-producers.Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyer’s Club) is nominated for Emmys as director, co-executive producer and an editor for Big Little Lies. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) “Reese and I fought like crazy with our producing partners to get this thing made,” Kidman told CBC News. “It was like pushing a rock up a mountain but when we got it there, we were like, ‘We did it.’ And I said to Reese at the end, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if this was a big success? Can you imagine sharing that?’ And we get to share it, and that’s fantastic.” Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nicole Kidman, left, Shailene Woodley and Reese Witherspoon star in the Emmy-nominated, Canadian-directed miniseries Big Little Lies. (HBO/Bell Media)last_img read more

Yukons governments plan for the territorys peel watershed disappoints First Nations

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere is shock and disappointment in the Yukon territory today.That’s because after seven years of public consultations the Yukon government had largely rejected a detailed development plan for the territory’s peel watershed.As APTN’s Shirley Mclean reports, that decision is likely headed to courts.last_img

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Thursday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Thu Wed 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2520 1.2505 1.3624 1.3191 British Pound 1.6392 1.6331 1.7584 1.7408 Japanese Yen 0.0112 0.0112 0.0123 0.0125 Euro in U.S. 1.1678 1.1653 1.0874 1.1054 Euro in Cdn 1.4621 1.4572 1.4815 1.4581Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

Ohio State field hockey come back against Kent State to end losing

Then-sophomore midfielder Mona Frommhold (8) plays the ball during a game against Penn State Oct. 19, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookThe Ohio State field hockey team suffered four consecutive losses, but ended its slump with a 4-3 win over Kent State.OSU claimed its first win since Sept. 6 when it took on the Golden Flashes at Murphy-Mellis Field Tuesday afternoon in Kent, Ohio a game in which both teams were able to score twice in the first half. Freshman forward Brooke Hiltz stood out for the Buckeyes, netting two goals, once in each half and adding an assist.The Golden Flashes got on the board early in the game, when junior midfielder Hannah Faulkner scored seven minutes in. The Buckeyes answered quickly, though, as Hiltz scored the first goal of her career less than two minutes later. Sophomore forward Peanut Johnson put the OSU in the lead with another first half goal, before Kent State was able to tie the game up heading into the break.The Golden Flashes came out of halftime quickly, taking a 3-2 lead just 27 seconds after the intermission.The Buckeyes completed the comeback with another goal from Hiltz coupled with one from senior midfielder Mona Frommhold in the 52nd and 54th minutes respectively.Coach Anne Wilkinson said the offense stepped up and was able to control themselves through the ups and downs of the game.“Our focus was mainly on our offense this game,” Wilkinson said. “I am pleased with the win … it was nice to see us finishing.”Wilkinson said it is never easy winning on another team’s turf, let alone an in-state team that targets OSU. She added it is nice to be going into a Big Ten game coming off a win.“It was a great game for both teams,” Wilkinson said. “It was a high pace game and it was nice to see a lot of people step up in different areas.”Frommhold said it was a tough match, going down two times, but the team pushed one another to finish the game.“We played really (well) together,” Frommhold said. “We supported each other and motivated each other through the whole game.”OSU is scheduled to take on Michigan State Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., at 1 p.m. This is the first Big Ten opponent the Buckeyes will face this season. They are scheduled to return to Buckeye Varsity Field Tuesday to take on No. 25 Louisville. read more

Revealed How travel firms make trips nine times more expensive during school

first_imgThe price of a typical February half-term holiday is up to three-and-a-half times higher than usual, new research has revealed, while flights are nine times more expensive. An all-inclusive break in Barbados with Virgin Holidays, for two adults and two children, costs £2,919 in early February. But the price soars to £9,914 for the week beginning February 13, when most British schools break up for half term.  But last year in a landmark hearing, the High Court ruled that it is not illegal to remove a child from school as long as they had a good attendance record. It is that decision Mr Platt seeks to have upheld in the Supreme Court. Tour operators increase prices knowing that they may struggle to fill spaces during term time and that demand is greatest when the majority of UK schools take the same holidays.Today, John Platt, a businessman from the Isle of Wight who refused to pay a fine for taking his seven-year-old daughter on a term-time holiday to Disney World in Florida, will find out whether he has been successful in challenging the Government’s policy.His legal team will argue that the Department for Education’s (DfE) policy to fine parents who allow their children to have unauthorised absence from school is flawed, as many schools include illness in this category.The Government has maintained its crackdown on unauthorised absences, despite parents’ complaints that travelling during the academic holidays is vastly more expensive than in term time. Ian Strafford-Taylor, ceo of FairFx described the increases as “downright scandalous”.“There’s an obvious supply and demand mechanic behind pricing strategies but with the cost of holidays being hiked up to nine times over, that’s downright scandalous,” he said.That holidays cost more during the school holiday is no secret, of course, with previous Telegraph Travel research finding that the average getaway costs 40 per cent more. Flight prices were shown to rise even more sharply. A return fare from East Midlands Airport to Venice, for example, costs £43 per person at the end of February compared to £406 during the school holiday – more than nine times less. These are the findings of currency analysts FairFX released ahead of a landmark ruling on the validity of the Government’s policy to fine parents who take their children out of school during term time, expected at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. John Platt will hear the result of his case at the Supreme Court today It found that the cost of plane tickets rose by between 376 per cent (for a Birmingham-Lanzarote flight, which rose from £69 per person to £377) and 844 per cent, for the aforementioned Venice flights.A return from Gatwick to Tenerife, a popular winter sun destination, costs £42 per person at the end of February, but £293 in half term, a 581 per cent increase.The cost of package holidays also rose steeply. A trip for two adults and two children to Fuerteventura, also in the Canary Islands, rose from £1,844 to £3,393 for the half-term week, a rise of 84 per cent. The 2013 rules introduced by former education secretary Michael Gove are reviled by parents forced to choose from a small number of peak weeks for their family holidays. Book outside these period you can expect a fine of £60, which rises to £120 if you don’t pay within 21 days. But, as the research shows, such fines pale in comparison to the price hikes families face booking a trip during the school holidays.FairFX calculated the cost of a number of getaways over the upcoming February half term, comparing them to a similar trip a week or two earlier or later. John Platt will hear the result of his case at the Supreme Court todayCredit:Dominic Lipinskilast_img read more

Iñaki Malumbres signs for Atletico Madrid

atletico madridinaki malumbresJose Javier HombradosTalant Dujshebaev ← Previous Story Russian sponsor becomes RK Vardar sports director – Gorbok and Chipurin coming to Skopje? Next Story → Mickaël Robin six months out New goalkeeper that Dujshebaev can count on in the next season is Inaki Malumbres. He has played before for Arrate, BM Aragon and comes to the capital from Ademar Leon. He has signed a one-year deal, and with this signing BM Atletico Madrid has a great goalie tandem of Hombrados and Malumbres. He will be officially presented next Wednedsay, and will officially become BM Atletico Madrid on first of July. He is known as one of the best goalkeepers in the ASOBAL, and a person that knows how to motivate the home crowd. read more

This Galaxy Nexus commercial could have been made by Apple

first_imgIn the past, we have seen an enormous gap between the marketing for Android products and Apple’s iOS devices. Earlier this year, Verizon ran an Android tablet campaign, which was laden with terms like dual-core Tegra-2 processors and 4G-LTE upgradability. While we the tech crowd tend to throw around these terms, the ads looked laughable and out-of-touch next to Apple’s lifestyle-oriented ads for the iPad 2. As it turns out, we now see that when Google takes the reins for their phone’s marketing, we see something much more Apple-like.In the Galaxy Nexus promo video below, Google takes a page straight from Cupertino’s playbook, and shows you clips of people’s lives being enhanced by the new handset. All of the details, from the succinct narration to the cute-yet-profound background music, looked like they could have just as easily come from a recent ad for the iPhone 4S.The ad starts off with three features that distinguish the Ice Cream Sandwich flagship phone — face unlock (though they don’t show it being spoofed by a picture), Google Wallet, and panoramic photos. As you can only distinguish any one high-end smartphone so much these days, the rest of the clip is made up of more common features like video chat, voice dictation, and HD video.While it would be nice to see a more unique approach, it’s hard to fault Google for going with what has been proven to work. After some of the dreadfully-misguided campaigns that we have seen from the carriers, I find it refreshing to see an Android ad that isn’t marketed exclusively to nerds.http://youtu.be/CdD8s0jFJYolast_img read more

Microsoft updates Skype to use secure Linux servers instead of P2P supernodes

first_imgEveryone expected things would change when Microsoft bought the VoIP provider Skype last year. It appears that Redmond is now making Skype its own. According to security researcher Kostya Kortchinsky, Microsoft has quietly made a major change to the fundamental technology behind Skype. The old P2P supernode network is gone, replaced by a cluster of Microsoft managed servers.In the past, Skype routed VoIP data by promoting regular users with sufficient bandwidth and processing power to so-called supernodes. It’s been that way since 2003, but Microsoft had concerns about reliability and security with this P2P approach. After all, there was a major Skype outage right after Microsoft bought the company. It looks like regular users are no longer able to become supernodes at all.The new Skype backbone is composed of about 10,000 Linux servers. That is contrasted to nearly 50,000 p2p supernodes in the past. Kortchinsky isn’t worried about capacity, though. The new boxes should support far more connections; 4,100 versus just 800. The hardware is likely capable of routing many more users in the future; possibly as many as 100,000. Microsoft is also running the grsecurity Linux patches on the Skype hardware to prevent malicious hacking.Skype usage has shot up since Microsoft bought the company for $8.5 billion nearly a year ago. As Redmond continues to build Skype into products like Windows Phone and Windows 8, it needed to be sure the network was up to the task. Microsoft has not confirmed the change publicly, but Kortchinsky speculates it will make businesses more receptive to using the service.via ArsTechnicalast_img read more

La nouvelle version de Facebook est en place

first_imgLa nouvelle version de Facebook est en placeLa nouvelle interface de Facebook est désormais disponible en France. Ce qui a changé ? La navigation et l’affichage, principalement. Le réseau social a voulu ainsi optimiser le partage d’informations.Depuis quelques heures, vous avez peut-être remarqué que certains de vos contacts mentionnent “le nouveau Facebook” via leur statut sur le réseau social. Mais de quoi s’agit-il exactement ? Tout simplement d’un nouveau design, une façon inédite d’afficher nos profils utilisateurs.Désormais, les informations personnelles (ville, anniversaire, relations, employeur) figurent tout en haut de la page, à la suite, séparées par des icônes. Adieu, donc, le “cadre” qui prenait la moitié de la page dans l’onglet “information”. D’ailleurs, celui-ci a disparu : tout se trouve désormais sur l’unique page “profil”.De plus, une frise composée de cinq photos est automatiquement affichée en haut de chaque “mur” Facebook, sous les quelques informations que vous avez accepté de partager dans “informations personnelles” (cités ci-dessus). En cliquant sur le profil d’un ami, apparaîtront les photos sur lesquelles vous figurez avec lui. Autre élément : le champ qui vous permettait de poster un message sur un “mur” n’est plus affiché de manière automatique. Il vous faudra cliquer sur “partager : post” sous la rangée de photographies.Le site devient beaucoup plus clair et affiche désormais une véritable carte visite pour tous les utilisateurs. Par ailleurs, Facebook va faire des heureux avec cette nouvelle version, puisque la police d’écriture utilisée pour les NewsFeed (page d’accueil avec les dernières informations sur vos contacts) a repris une taille “lisible”. Le mois dernier, nombre d’internautes se plaignaient en choeur de la nouvelle police “qui fait mal aux yeux” (voir notre article).Si vous n’avez pas encore accès à cette nouvelle version du réseau social et que vous souhaitez l’installer, il vous suffit de l’activer en un clic à cette adresse : http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/. Le 6 décembre 2010 à 12:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Que faire cet été 2018 Les 10 événements scientifiques à ne pas

first_imgQue faire cet été ? Les 10 événements scientifiques à ne pas raterDemandez le programme ! Cet été sera scientifique ou ne sera pas. Ce n’est pas parce qu’on a les doigts de pied en éventail qu’on doit mettre pour autant ses neurones à l’ombre. Entre expositions, ateliers, randonnées et festivals… Il y en aura pour tous les goûts. Et partout en France. On glisse vite dans ses bagages la liste des activités qui étanchent la soif de connaissances. En vacances, il y a ceux qui ne jurent que par le farniente, ceux qui ne peuvent s’empêcher de crapahuter H24, ceux qui parcourent tous les musées d’une ville et il y a … les autres ! Ceux qui sont capables de tout allier à la fois. MaxiSciences propose de partager avec vous ses 10 idées de visites coups de cœur qui peuvent se faire entre une séance de bronzage au bord de la piscine et une escalade de sommet. Cet été, on se fait plaisir !   1- « Effet spéciaux Crevez l’écran » – A la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie – ParisJusqu’au 26 août 2018 Qui n’a pas rêvé de connaître les coulisses de son film préféré ? Lucy, La planète des singes, Avatar, Blanche Neige et les 7 nains, The Revenant, La Môme, La Soupe aux choux… Plus de 60 films dont un nombre impressionnant de blockbusters sont décryptés lors de cette exposition hors du commun, proposée à la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie. Focalisée sur le savoir-faire des effets spéciaux, elle propose de passer de l’autre côté du miroir. Au cours d’un parcours divisé en 4 temps, on découvre les différentes étapes de la création d’un film. Notamment en se mettant dans la peau d’un acteur, réalisateur ou graphiste. On peut même enregistrer ses propres productions et visionner sa bande-annonce à la sortie de l’expo. 2- Festival de l’été astro – Alpes de Haute Provence Jusqu’au 22 septembre De la visite de l’Observatoire de Haute-Provence, à l’observation de l’éclipse de lune en direct, en passant par un pique-nique au crépuscule ou une soirée aux commandes d’un télescope de 600 mm ultra-performant et doté d’un pilotage automatisé, on part à la découverte de l’Univers. Et les possibilités sont quasi infinies. Le Centre d’Astronomie de Saint-Michel-l’Observatoire, situé dans le département des Alpes de Haute Provence, organise cette année encore son Festival L’été Astro. Il n’y a plus qu’à choisir son activité parmi toutes celles proposées dans le programme. 3- « Risque, osez l’expo » – à Villeneuve d’Ascq – NordJusqu’au 2 septembre« Vivre, c’est prendre des risques », affirme une croyance populaire. Mais attention, il faut savoir les évaluer pour ne pas se mettre en danger. C’est ce que nous propose cette exposition interactive qui se tient au Forum des sciences, centre François Mitterrand. Grâce à 13 manipulations, on apprend à mieux se connaître, à savoir si l’on est audacieux et on découvre comment la société se pare contre les dangers. Seul ou en groupe, sobre ou ivre, comment réagit-on face à l’adversité et à l’inconnu ? Pour le savoir, on prend vite son billet et on ne prend pas le risque de passer à côté d’une expérience insolite ! 4-Luminopolis – Cité des lumières- à Bordeaux – GirondeJusqu’au 2 septembreC’est sous la forme d’un Escape game que le Cap Sciences Hangar 20, à Bordeaux a imaginé son dernier événement. Luminopolis c’est le nom d’une cité savante qui a cristallisé en ses murs toutes les connaissances sur la lumière. Grâce à un jeu d’évasion, seul ou en groupe, on tente de résoudre plusieurs énigmes en respectant le chrono qui tourne. Vite, il faut réussir à déverrouiller la porte de sortie au risque de se retrouver coincé. En 1h30, on a vécu une aventure lumineuse et on a fait valoir ses lumières !5-« Un T.Rex à Paris » – au Jardin des Plantes – Paris Jusqu’au 2 septembre Amis fans de paléontologie, approchez ! N’ayez pas peur. Pour la première fois en France un très rare spécimen de Tyrannosaurus rex est présenté au grand public. Le Jardin des plantes nous invite à plonger dans un univers remontant à 67 millions d’années afin de mieux connaître l’environnement dans lequel évoluait Trix. Cette femelle Tyrannosaurus rex a été découverte dans le Montana, aux Etats-Unis et elle nous fait l’honneur d’un passage par Paris. De son anatomie à son régime alimentaire, en passant par sa proie favorite, vous saurez tout sur ce célèbre dinosaure.6- « Illusions, ça trompe énormément » – Chambéry – SavoieJusqu’au 31 août 2018Ne vous fiez pas à ce que vous voyez ni entendez ! On prend un billet pour un voyage pas comme les autres. Destination le monde spectaculaire des illusions. Pendant 45 minutes et à travers de nombreuses animations interactives, on met son cerveau à l’épreuve pour constater comment il organise les informations sensorielles de notre quotidien. Coup de cœur particulier pour l’animation « Chambre d’âmes ». On pénètre dans une pièce pas comme les autres pour découvrir un système qui joue sur notre perception de la perspective. On n’en dit pas plus… Rendez-vous à la Galerie Eurêka, à Chambéry. 7- « Nuit » – à Rennes – Ille-et-VilaineJusqu’au  2 septembreLa nuit, moment mystérieux et fascinant pour ceux qui ne lui échappent pas dans le sommeil… L’Espace des Sciences de Rennes propose justement de percer son secret et de mieux connaître ceux qui l’habitent. Endormis ou éveillés. L’exposition invite le visiteur à pénétrer dans l’intimité d’un dortoir pour animaux et répond ainsi à quelques questions que l’on s’est tous posé un jour : mais comment dorment nos amies les bêtes ? Et pourquoi certains ne dorment-ils pas et suivent un rythme nocturne ? Tout, tout, tout, vous saurez tout sur la nuit, le sommeil et même sur la façon de rêver des animaux. 8- Monstrueux – Bourges – CherJusqu’au 2 septembreEt si tous les monstres qui nourrissent notre imaginaire s’étaient donné rendez-vous au muséum d’histoire naturelle de Bourges ? Mais d’abord c’est quoi un monstre ? Une créature d’aspect étrange, un personnage véhiculé par les légendes ou tout simplement ce qui nous est inconnu ? Pour répondre à ces questions et nous permettre de jouer à « coucou fais-moi peur », cette exposition temporaire se penche de manière scientifique et ludique sur la thématique de la normalité. Le Yéti, le Dahu, un serpent de mer et même d’affreux criminels qui ont défrayé la chronique en leur temps nous saluent lors de ce trajet parcouru sous la forme d’un train fantôme. 9-« Normandie… l’Océan commence ici » – Cherbourg – MancheJusqu’au 30 septembre 2018À lire aussiGoogle Chrome, l’ESA et une vache marine, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 juillet« Oui, quel est le plus profond, le plus impénétrable des deux : l’océan ou le cœur humain », interrogeait le Comte de Lautréamont au XIXè siècle. C’est sans doute pour explorer la première partie de cette réflexion que la Cité de la mer de Cherbourg a décidé d’organiser cette grande exposition. Elle nous rappelle, au passage, que la Normandie est la 2e région française de pêche maritime et que de nombreuses espèces, comme les requins, les phoques et les tortues peuplent ses eaux. Grâce à des caméras sous-marines, on observe dans de grands bassins aménagés les crustacés en pleine activité. C’est tout de même autre chose que de les voir sur un étal au rayon poissonnerie ! 10- « Corps sportifs » – Nice – Alpes-MaritimesJusqu’au 16 septembre2018Alors que le cœur des Français bat à l’unisson pour ses Bleus en pleine Coupe du monde et que le pays est parcouru par des pelotons de cyclistes, il est temps de se pencher sur les performances physiques des athlètes. C’est ce que propose le Musée du national du sport avec une exposition temporaire. Plus de 150 objets, qui vont des affiches aux tenues en passant par des instruments, des engins de pilotage ou en encore des statues ou des appareils de contrôle, ont été réunis pour raconter la belle Histoire du sport et surtout l’évolution du corps sportif. Cette expérience interactive et ludique est un bon moyen de s’instruire avant un grand événement planétaire qui se déroulera dans notre capitale, les Jeux Olympiques 2024. Le 10 juillet 2018 à 11:38 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Shaunae races in NYC tomorrow honeymoon delayed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Maicel Uibo, who had the good sense to marry our brilliant, beautiful sprint superstar is from Estonia. #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 10, 2017 – No honeymoon just yet for Olympian and Gold medalist, Shaunae Miller Uibo.    Shaunae is headed to New York to defend her record in the women’s 300m at the Millrose Games set for tomorrow. Mrs Uibo said she is happy to get back to her professional athletics career and that her focus is to stay healthy, in fact, she believes that her health is key to us seeing even faster times from the champion.  Practices are going well and the ambitious athlete says her goal is to be ready to do a double; 200m and 400m at the IAAF World Championships set for London in August.  As for that honeymoon, it is delayed to September or October.  Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Local woman speaks against killers possible parole

first_imgA parole board is again considering whether a convicted killer suspected of slaying several Clark County women in the 1970s will remain in prison.Warren L. Forrest, 64, of Battle Ground is eligible for parole on March 16. The Washington Indeterminate Sentence Review Board has until that date to decide whether he will be paroled.As part of that process, the board’s four members on Monday heard from one of Forrest’s surviving victims and family members of other girls he’s suspected of killing. All are opposed to Forrest’s release or a less-restrictive placement.“There is no way a guy like that deserves to even think about leaving prison,” said Starr Lara, sister of one of the victims Forrest is suspected of killing. She spoke before the parole board on Monday.Her sister, Jamie Grissim, was a 16-year-old student at Fort Vancouver High School when she disappeared Dec. 7, 1971. She has never been found and hers remains the oldest missing person’s case in Clark County, according to the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

3 homes community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak

first_imgPhoto by Scott Wight. Shared via KMXT.org.The wind-whipped wildfire that threatened Chiniak on Kodiak Island may not turn out to be the community-wide disaster it appeared it might become when officials ordered the evacuation of all residents Thursday night. Download AudioKodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican made an overflight of the community this morning and was surprised at what he saw.“Very surprising compared to some of the pictures that were out on the internet and such of that huge wall of flame we could see from Deadman’s,” he said. “There obviously are some burned areas out there but it’s not the devastation you would think. It surprised me.”He said three homes and the Chiniak Library were burned to the ground, and other homes and structures were visibly damaged.“The loss of property, personal property doesn’t appear to be substantial,” Mullican said. “There are people who lost their homes, absolutely, and my heart goes out to them. But overall, we really lucked out, because this was setting up to be a very bad thing.”The Chiniak K-8 School, on the same street as the library, was not hurt.As of 2 p.m. the blaze had settled down enough that Chiniak residents were being allowed back into their homes, though the road is still closed to non-residents at the Roslyn Beach Bridge.There is no immediate cause identified as the start of the fire, estimated to have covered over 2,000 acres, but it may have been a power line or transformer damaged by the winds. Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott said that reports of outages in the Chiniak area began coming in just before the fire around 9 p.m.Kodiak City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski, who serves as the joint city-borough emergency management coordinator, said no injuries were reported and everyone from Chiniak appears accounted for.last_img read more

Coal India OFS Scrapes Through Oversubscribed By 104 Times Minutes Before Closure

first_imgIn Coal India, the government is offloading 31.58 crore or 5% of its holding through the public offer, with an option to offload another 5%. It had fixed the floor price at ₹358 per share, translating into about ₹22,600 crore from the sale.For retail investors, the government had announced 5 percent discount to the bid price entered by them. Also, for the first time, 20% of the book was reserved for retail investors, defined as those buying up to 2 lakh shares.  Fearing the disinvestment will gradually lead to privatisation, trade unions on Thursday said they would hold ‘symbolic demonstrations,’ to protest against the stake sale and warned of a possible strike post discussions by all central trade unions.CIL is India’s largest listed employer with over 3.7 lakh employees.The Coal India scrip closed at ₹360.85 on Friday, down 3.81% from its previous close on Thursday. Coal India (CIL)’s offer-for-sale was oversubscribed by 1.04 times just five minutes before the issue closed at 3.30 pm, after languishing till as late as 2.55 pm when the subscription had barely crossed the half-way mark at 57 percent.  Lack of enthusiasm among retail investors spoiled the offer, with only 42.5 percent, or 5.36 crore shares being subscribed in that segment, as against 12.63 crore shares.The non-retail portion saw 1.2 times oversubscription at 60.83 crore shares as against the offer of 50.53 crore shares, read BusinessLine.The indicative price in the non-retail segment was ₹358.48 per share and in case of retail investors, it was ₹360.65.The sudden spike in subscription just before closing raises eyebrows whether state-controlled financial institutions ‘rescued’ the stake sale.last_img read more

Dwayne The Rock Johnsons net worth will make you sweat

first_imgImagesDwayne Johnson is famous to most people by his stage name The Rock. The American actor has previously struggled during the earlier days of his career but as per Forbes, the Jumanji movie actor’s net worth is reportedly $165 million.Apart from acting, Dwayne Johnson owns his own production company, Seven Bucks Productions. He is also famous for charging hefty fees for brand endorsements. Back in 2018, he reportedly made around $15 million from his endorsement deal with Under Armour and another $15 million with Ford, via a previous report by Forbes.If you follow Dwayne Johnson on Instagram, you will be aware of the fact that he loves drinking tequila. The WWE wrestler is also turning his love for tequila into a multimillion-dollar business. As per his Instagram posts, we will soon get to see Johnson’s own tequila brand in the market.Dwayne Johnson has several interesting projects in the coming months. It is estimated that from his future projects, he is again going to become the World’s highest paid actor.The Baywatch movie star was last seen in Stephen Merchant’s biographical sports comedy-drama movie, Fighting with My Family. Under his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, he also produced Zachary Levi’s Shazam! movie. Dwayne Johnson is going to star as Hobbs in the upcoming buddy cop action film, Hobbs & Shaw — the spinoff from The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will feature Johnson sharing the screen space with Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, and Vanessa Kirby.After Hobbs & Shaw, fans will get to see The Rock in Jake Kasdan’s upcoming action-adventure comedy film, Jumanji 3. The film will serve as a direct sequel to the earlier release, Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle. The film will bring back the cast from the previous part and is scheduled to release on December 13, 2019.Lastly, Dwayne Johnson has another big budget movie lined up which is scheduled to release in July 2020. The former WWE champion will star in Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie. The film is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression where a riverboat captain, played by Johnson, takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into the jungle to find the famous Tree of Life.last_img read more

Legion May Have Gone Too Far in Making David the Villain

first_img The second season of Legion came to probably the most shocking end possible last night. And not entirely in a good way. I love this show for its unpredictability and artistic tendencies. I love its complicated main character and willingness to flip our expectations of what a superhero TV show should be. This season was messier, and a little more inconsistent than the first, but the high points were overall much higher. The show has grown more confident, and was willing to challenge us with a less tidy, more complicated and conflicted story. When its one truly bad episode told us that the hero would become the villain, nobody expected this extreme. I’m all for revealing we’ve been following, and rooting for, the bad guy the whole time. I’m not sure we had to see him commit sexual assault to do it.It’s a shame that scene leaves such a bad taste because as an episode of TV, this was a pretty great season finale. It had just about everything we love about Legion. Just in case you thought the final showdown between David and Farouk would be a little too traditional an ending for a superhero show, Legion reminds us right away that it’s just as weird and unapologetically artsy as ever. After the mutant-dampening tuning fork bounces perfectly into frame, miraculously sticking straight up into the ground, we’re treated to a video of David and Farouk singing The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes” at each other. This show has given us a ton of different takes on mental battles, but even the dance battle wasn’t quite as surreal as this. iT’s 0N. #lEgiOnfX pic.twitter.com/H1zyzZg3Na— Legion (@LegionFX) June 13, 2018As David and Farouk sing and dance at each other in the superhero musical theatre sequence I’ve always dreamed of, comic book art forms around them. These drawings morph into superheroes and giant creatures, fighting each other in an intense animated battle. It’s like the old X-Men cartoon only with better animation. Lenny, positioned with her rifle, notices the tuning fork stuck into the ground. She shoots it, causing the powers shielding both men to break. And then… we cut to three years later. This show really does know how to disorient us. Three years into the future, Melanie and Oliver give an old-fashioned-looking SDTV interview about the events of the fight. They seem happy together at least. They laugh, they flirt, they briefly cavort in bed. Then they start to remember helping Farouk. The interview takes a turn. They become somber, and get back to discussing the events of David’s fight with Farouk.Back in the present, David is beating Farouk to an absolute pulp when someone interrupts him. Good news, Syd’s alive. She killed the Minotaur and laid its head on the ground. In any other superhero show, I’d be disappointed we didn’t see the end of that fight. What they did here is much more interesting. We saw the mental battle that mattered. And now, we see another one. Only this time, David isn’t the hero. Syd lays it all out for him. How he turns, how he hides the monster he truly is. How her future self-tricked David into saving his greatest enemy, so when he became the villain who destroyed the world, someone would be able to defeat him. Syd affirms that she’s the hero of this story. Right before firing her gun at him.Rachel Keller (Photo via FX)Legion has never been afraid to go against our expectations of what a superhero story looks like. Who the hero is, how a final battle against the big bad is supposed to go, it’s not even afraid to rewrite the last two seasons. After presumably getting shot, David wakes up inside his mind. Jon Hamm’s delusion monologue from episode one plays on a TV. Another version of himself reiterates the definition of a delusion over and over again. The Davids take us all the way back to the show’s first episode, when David first saw Syd at Clockworks. The idea that she loved him, David tells himself, was all a delusion. And we see it start to form in past David. He tells himself that he deserves to be loved and that he is a good person. That morphs into the idea that Syd loves him. That… certainly casts an uncomfortable shadow over the past two seasons.Of course, there is going to be a third season of Legion next year. David Haller is not dead. Just knocked out. What happened was Lenny saw Syd pointing a gun at David. She fired her own rifle at Syd. She missed, but caught Syd’s bullet perfectly. The shock of the bullets hitting each other knocked both David and Syd back. Before Lenny could do anything else though, she found herself captured by Admiral Fukuyama. As the Division 3 crew moves on to capture Farouk, alive, David comes to, wakes up Syd and suppresses her memories. He tells her she had a bad dream. It’s a strange place for the show to be at this point in the season. David and Syd’s love story has been pulling the rest of the season along until now. Now, they’re out of sync. They don’t trust each other anymore. Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness deCodinG hIS Own FORmULA =/ #lEgiOnfX pic.twitter.com/UFByDHTFDM— Legion (@LegionFX) June 13, 2018Back at Division 3, David starts acting real creepy. Syd, confused and disoriented, doesn’t fully realize that David’s monster turn wasn’t just a dream. She’s still hesitant about spending the night in the same room with him. Discontented over this setback, David has another argument with his different selves before astral projecting himself into Syd’s room. After she made it pretty clear she wanted to be alone. We’ve been rooting for David for close to two seasons now, and it’s super uncomfortable to see him do things like this. Syd is accepting of him, glad that his astral projection means they don’t have to escape into their minds to touch. Though she has her memories suppressed, Syd still senses that something isn’t quite right. Then David kisses her, and… well, there’s no other way to say it. The guy we’ve been following for two seasons, who we’ve been meant to feel sympathy for, sexually assaults his girlfriend.The show knows it too. To its credit, the show doesn’t mince words or make excuses. After Farouk becomes a hero, psychically using a mouse to whisper in Syd’s ear and break David’s hold over her, David is put on trial. The scene where Division 3 captures him is exciting. As soon as he arrives for what he thinks is Farouk’s trial and sees Farouk’s not there, we know what’s going on. We realize this trial isn’t for the Shadow King. He realizes too, just a second too late. He tries to make excuses, insisting he’s the good guy. Syd makes no bones about what he did. “You drugged me and had sex with me.” There really isn’t any coming back from that. I just hope the show realizes that.center_img PreSSure #lEgioNfx pic.twitter.com/z60HEPS4t8— Legion (@LegionFX) June 13, 2018It sucks to see a character we’ve grown to like do something like this. It’s not evil in a fun way. It’s evil in a real-world, traumatizing way. Even with that, the show isn’t completely beyond redemption. This is the episode when it stops making excuses for the bad things David’s done. What was worrying about Season One was that it acted like David’s mental illness was cured the moment he found out he was a mutant and got Farouk out of his head. This episode recognizes that’s not the case. Some of his illness is all his own. And that doesn’t make him less human or deserving of care. Syd offers to help. She and the rest of Division 3 offer a support structure so he can actually become the Good Person he’s deluded himself to think he is. He doesn’t take it. He becomes the villain they were afraid of. He breaks out of his prison, frees Lenny from her cell and the two disappear. That’s how the season leaves us.I think part of why David’s act of assault isn’t sitting right is that the episode had very little place to go after that. Without any real consequence or action beyond a single acknowledgment, it felt like a cheap shock. It didn’t feel necessary to get us on board with David as a villain. There are a number of other ways they could have shown his heel turn. Instead, they went a route that could be actually hurtful. That said, if they tell this story right, it could make for a truly great Season Three. One of the big problems with the second season was its lack of focus on other characters. I desperately wanted to see more from Ptonomy, Cary, Kerry, Melanie and even Clarke. And now that Legion is the villain, we can. I’m totally down for a show about this ragtag group taking on a powerful and unstoppable evil mutant, especially one that used to be their friend. That could be a great story if handled right.Aubrey Plaza, Dan Stevens (Photo via FX)That’s a big if, though. I loved Season Two of Legion, but it wasn’t without its missteps. When a show knows how good it is, that can lead to mistakes. I love this show for its willingness to take risks, but risks don’t always pay off. And sexual assault is a really tricky topic to be taking risks with. I’m still excited to see where the show possibly goes from here. Even its worst episode of the season was still creative, and visually striking. David becoming a full-fledged monster opens up a ton of story possibilities. As apprehensive as I am about how they’ll handle this story, I’m excited to see where Noah Hawley takes things from here. There’s no going back now. And to be fair to this show, I trust it more than any other to commit to a choice.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Study Suggests Lung Cancer Survivors Receiving Too Many PET Scans

first_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more February 22, 2016 — A new study suggests that one approach to watching for lung cancer’s return is being inappropriately used at many hospitals. And it isn’t helping patients survive longer, the research shows. The findings are published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.The study looked at how often survivors of lung and esophageal cancer went through a kind of imaging called positron emission tomography (PET) scanning as the primary way of monitoring their condition, instead of as a backstop to other kinds of scans.PET scans are expensive, but potentially powerful. They let doctors see increased activity by cells inside the body – including fast-growing cancer cells – and can do so early. Many cancer patients receive PET scans as part of diagnosis, to see how advanced their cancer is, and to see how it is responding to treatment.But the scans are not recommended as the first option for long-term monitoring to watch for recurrence.In fact, it is one of the few imaging tools for which the Medicare system imposes limits — currently, three follow-up PET scans per person, even when doctors only order them after spotting something on a computed tomography (CT) scan or other medical image.Despite this, the researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock found widespread use when they looked at Medicare data for more than 100,000 lung and esophageal cancer patients who had cancer in the mid-2000s and follow-up care through 2011.More than 22 percent of the lung cancer patients, and 31 percent of the esophageal cancer patients, had at least one PET scan to look for a cancer recurrence during their follow-up period, without first having a CT scan or other imaging.Hospitals varied widely in how often they used this approach, from nearly never at some to a majority of the time in others. Some hospitals used it eight times more often than others.And no matter how often they used it, the result was the same: Patients who went to a high PET-use hospital for their lung cancer follow-up were just as likely to survive two years as those who went to a low PET-use hospital.“PET scanning is a great technology and very effective, but using it in this way doesn’t seem to make any difference for these cancers that have a relatively poor prognosis,” said Mark Healy, M.D., a surgical resident and research fellow at the U-M Department of Surgery and member of the Center for Health Outcomes & Policy. “The appropriate use of PET scanning in follow-up care for lung and esophageal cancer is after findings on lower-cost imaging options.”National guidelines call for this type of use, but the new findings suggest they are not being followed.In addition, said Healy, “Our work shows that almost no one is getting to the three-scan limit set by Medicare. But, with many thousands of patients getting one or two scans across the whole country, this is still a very large number, with very high costs. If the intention of the policy is to curb overuse, this doesn’t seem to be a very effective method, and the agency should reevaluate how it structures its limits.”Better coordination between radiologists and the physicians who care for cancer patients after their treatment might also improve appropriateness, Healy commented.Healy and senior author Sandra L. Wong, M.D., M.S., chair of surgery at Dartmouth and a former U-M researcher, used Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) and Medicare-linked data to perform the study.The data come from hundreds of hospitals nationwide, but the individual hospitals can not be identified under the terms of the data use.Healy and his colleagues have found the same effect in pancreatic cancer; they have shared those results at national conferences. They hope their findings will help providers of all kinds understand the best use of PET scanning in cancer care, and patients as well.“Following evidence-based guidelines for clinical follow-up is the way to go. Don’t order PET in asymptomatic patients,” said Healy. “And for patients, if you are not having symptoms and you’re doing well, there’s no reason to seek out this scan.”In addition to Healy and Wong, the study’s authors are Huiying Yin of CHOP, and Rishindra Reddy of the U-M Department of Surgery. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health (CA009672), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HS20937) and the American Cancer Society.For more information: www.jnci.oxfordjournals.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PET Imaging | February 22, 2016 Study Suggests Lung Cancer Survivors Receiving Too Many PET Scans National look at PET scan use in follow-up care for lung and esophageal cancer shows wide variation between hospitals, no impact on survival News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

Emirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX Asia

first_imgEmirates receives three awards including Best Entertainment in the Middle East, Best inflight Wi-Fi in the Middle East, and the Best Overall Experience in the Middle East at the 2018 APEX Passenger Choice Awards ceremony held during APEX Asia in Shanghai, ChinaEmirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX AsiaAccolades underline Emirates’ outstanding onboard facilities and services, as rated by passengersEmirates received three Regional Passenger Choice Awards for Best Entertainment in the Middle East, Best Inflight Wi-Fi in the Middle East, and the Best Overall Experience in the Middle East at the 2018 APEX Passenger Choice Awards ceremony held during APEX Asia in Shanghai, China.These are the most recent accolades awarded to Emirates, in addition to the Five-Star Global Airline Official Airline Rating™ and the Global Passenger Choice Award for Best Entertainment awarded at APEX EXPO in September 2017. Based solely on verified and certified passenger feedback, the FiveStar rating is the highest in the programme.Emirates continually invests in its onboard product, and has been at the forefront of innovation with its inflight entertainment system, ice. It was the first airline to install in-seat personal screens in every class of service over 26 years ago and continues to enhance its product for a superior customer experience.Today, ice features over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including over 700 movies from around the world. This unmatched variety of content will continue to grow, offering even more choice.Emirates has also invested heavily to provide inflight connectivity and Live TV on board. Today, over 70 percent of all Emirates’ aircraft offer Live TV, including all its Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER fleet. WiFi connectivity is available on over 98 percent of the fleet, including all A380s, 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Emirates offers customers in all cabin classes 20MB of free Wi-Fi data, and each month nearly 1 million passengers connect while inflight.As part of its recent expansion of the Wi-Fi offering on board, Emirates Skywards members enjoy special benefits depending on their membership tier and class of travel, including free Wi-Fi when travelling in First Class or Business Class.The Passenger Choice Awards, created by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), invites air travellers from around the world to rate their recent in-flight experiences using a five-star scale in five categories. More than 500,000 flights were rated by passengers from around the world, with the ratings from the subcategories being used to determine the Passenger Choice Awards. TheRegional Passenger Choice Awards for Asia, Africa and the Middle East were announced at APEX Asia, with the awards for Europe and the Americas being awarded at other APEX events.Source = Emirateslast_img read more

NAR Examines Homeownership Rates by State

first_imgNAR Examines Homeownership Rates by State August 27, 2013 462 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Census Bureau Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing Service Providers 2013-08-27 Tory Barringer Sharecenter_img While the national homeownership rate sat at a disappointing 65 percent as of the end of 2013’s second quarter, data collected and published by the “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) shows local market conditions have created a huge gap between state homeownership figures.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]In a blog for the association, Ken Fears, NAR’s manager of regional economics and housing finance policy, notes that the dispersion of homeownership rates ranges equally around the national average, with the top state–West Virginia–coming in 11.2 points above, and the bottom state–New York–pulling in 11.2 points below average. (While New York ranked bottom among the 50 states, the District of Columbia actually claimed the lowest homeownership rate at 45.3 percent.)Joining Washington, D.C., and New York at the bottom were California (with a rate of 54.0 percent), Nevada (56.2 percent), and Hawaii (56.7 percent).””Affordability has a strong impact on homeownership,”” Fears wrote. “”Not surprisingly, four of five states with the lowest homeownership rates in the US are characterized by markets with high prices.””At the opposite end of the spectrum, Michigan (74.9 percent), New Hampshire (74.2 percent), Delaware (73.8 percent), and Maine (73.3 percent) round out the top five states with highest homeownership rates. Unsurprisingly, Fears said, they also rank among the highest when it comes to affordability. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more