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  • Disturbance at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

    first_imgCorrections officials are commending staff today, June 16, for its quick handling of an overnight disturbance at the Cental Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. The facility was in lock down last night for three hours after an inmate was assaulted at 9 p.m. That inmate appeared in court this morning. Two living units remain in lock down until offenders are interviewed. At the height of the incident, 17 inmates were causing property damage in a day unit and refused to return to their cells. Halifax Regional Police responded as a precaution, however their services were not required. “I want to commend the staff for their quick, professional response in getting the disturbance under control,” said David Horner, executive director of Corrections for the Department of Justice. “We are now assessing property damage and doing a thorough investigation into the incident.”last_img read more

  • Save The Rainforest This Christmas With Vivienne Westwood

    first_imgThe charity Cool Earth has earned the loyal support of Grande Dame Vivienne Westwood, who has designed an exclusive range of T-shirts for women, men and children.Vivienne Westwood With New T ShirtCredit/Copyright: Cool EarthAt just £25 for adults and £15 for kids they’re a great stocking filler for fashion loving friends and family. Proceeds go directly towards Cool Earth’s work with the Ashaninka tribe in Peru to protect at-risk rainforest.“If we don’t save the rainforest, we’re all history,” said Vivienne Westwood. “I’ve focused on this amazing charity called Cool Earth – it’s our only hope”.The shirts are available here.You can also sponsor an endangered tree or whole acres of rainforest in the name of your loved-one. Beautiful personalised certificates of sponsorship are perfect for slipping in a Christmas card or popping in a stocking. If you need a last minute gift you can email the certificate too. £6 saves a mahogany tree. £30 saves half an acre of rainforest.
Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Supporters include Dame Vivienne Westwood, Georgia May Jagger, Kate Moss, Sir David Attenborough and Ricky Gervais. The charity is now protecting half a million acres of rainforest that would otherwise have been destroyed across the Amazon, Congo Basin and Papua New Guinea. This is equivalent to 1,428 Hyde Parks or 35 Manhattans and is keeping 120 million trees standing.last_img read more

  • Exiting grand chief in Alberta vows to keep fighting for MMIW

    first_imgBrandi MorinAPTN National NewsConfederacy of Treaty 6 Grand Chief Bernice Martial says she will continue to be a strong advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women as her nine-month tenure as grand chief comes to an end in a couple weeks.Martial was the first ever female elected to the position of chief in the Treaty 6 confederacy. She was elected into the interim position last fall taking the place that was previously filled by the now Assembly of First Nations regional Grand Chief Craig Mackinaw. Martial said her role as grand chief is rotated yearly throughout the tribal chief members.A few months into serving as grand chief, Martial made national headlines when she called for the resignation of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt for placing the blame of MMIW on Indigenous men. Valcourt’s statement was then backed by a report released by the RCMP that was met with much controversy when it appeared to link violence against Indigenous women to their male counterparts.“I don’t buy that,” said Martial. “That 70 percent is still not accurate.”Martial then called for an independent investigator to review the RCMP’s data in April.She is still pressing for it to happen.Even though she will no longer be a grand chief she will continue to use her voice working as chief of her home community, Cold Lake First Nation“When I start something I don’t quit. I will advocate for them (MMIW) no matter how long it takes,” she said.Martial has been in leadership on and off for almost three decades, first as a councillor and then elected chief of Cold Lake in 2013.Last fall, she was surprised to learn Treaty 6 Chiefs had chosen her to lead the organization.“I showed up for a meeting and a chief told me to take the position,” she said. “I felt so good, I just felt like doing a victory dance. I hope it leads to other women to be in this position in the future.”She encourages more women to seek leadership roles and said women are natural nurturers who bring a needed aspect to the table of the usually male dominated setting. She added that being a chief is something that takes a lot of hard work, patience and tolerance.But the other male chiefs have treated her well and gave her an equal voice, she said.Going forward Martial will also be focusing on bettering her community.“My vision is, there’s always a better tomorrow. There’s so much opportunities left and I think about the children yet to come,” she said.bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

  • ExxonMobil fined 40000 after near miss on rig off Nova Scotia last

    HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s offshore regulator has fined ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. $40,000 after a “near miss” incident last fall that saw a chain dropped on the Noble Regina Allen drilling rig.The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says it found the oil and gas company was not in compliance with drilling regulations at the time of the Nov. 5 incident.Five nearby workers narrowly escaped injury when a 15-metre chain, along with a swivel and shackle with a combined weight of 102 kilograms, fell nearly 18 metres to the deck during a lifting operation in the derrick area.The chain landed about 30 centimetres from one of the workers who was helping the others disconnect a load.The offshore board says the equipment used in the lifting operation was not properly maintained and operated to prevent the incident.It says it determined the violation was subject to an administrative monetary penalty that was issued on July 12 and paid by ExxonMobil on Aug. 12.“While no one was injured, the incident was classified as a near miss with the potential for a fatality,” the board said in its notice of violation.It found the chain dropped because of the failure of a shackle, caused by a nut that was not held by a cotter pin. The pin serves as a retention device for the nut, which prevents it from turning and loosening from the bolt.The board also said its post-incident inspections identified a number of issues in addition to those raised by the rig operator.They included shackles with cotter pins that were missing, shackles that had old pins that were reused, pins improperly sized for the hole in the bolt, pins showing signs of corrosion, and improperly installed or secured cotter pins. The investigation also found that replacement cotter pins were not readily available.The board said it undertook a “significant effort” to ensure corrective actions were developed and implemented.“These included enhanced quarantine practices for loose lifting gear, additional training on safe lifting practices, and a number of other measures which strengthened the overall safety management system.”The Canadian Press read more

  • Key report on illicit weapons gives guidelines on tracing and information exchange

    States would choose their own methods, but, according to the draft, would mark weapons during manufacture and at importation “on an exposed surface, conspicuous without technical aids or tools, easily recognizable, readable, durable and, as far as technically possible, recoverable.”Governments would also maintain accurate and comprehensive records of all marked small arms and light weapons in their territory, keeping manufacturing records for at least 30 years and import-export records for at least 20 years.”States will ensure that they are capable of undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests in accordance with the requirements of this instrument” and, on receiving information in this context, will respect all restrictions placed on its use, it said.Where appropriate, States will cooperate with the UN and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to implement the instrument, the draft said.The draft was written in 58 meetings by a 15-member panel called the Open-ended Working Group to Negotiate an International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons.Small arms include revolvers and self-loading pistols, rifles and carbines, sub-machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns, the draft said, while light weapons are designed for use by a two- or three-person crew, although some may be carried and used by a single person.Light weapons include heavy machine guns, recoilless rifles, portable anti-aircraft guns, portable anti-tank guns, portable launchers of various types and mortars of a calibre of less than 100 millimetres, it said. read more

  • Wentworths Chinese owners in new row as they admit they went too

    In the latest sign of discontent, as many as 20 members are quitting, including the two recent club captains. Wooden honours boards that listed winners of the PGA Championship, club trophy… The Chinese owners of Wentworth, probably England’s most prestigious golf course, have admitted for the first time that they went too far in stripping the clubhouse of its “heritage”. The club has been in turmoil since it was taken over by Chanchai Ruayrungruang, a Chinese-Thai billionaire who made his fortune selling the energy drink Red Bull in China. Members have accused the owners of “cultural and sporting vandalism” after they ripped out wooden honours boards and historic golfing photographs and paintings.

  • Roku brings Angry Birds and other games to your TV

    first_imgRoku set top boxes are an affordable way to watch content on your TV without having to pay an arm and a leg for cable. You can stream Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and other entertainment apps, but until now, there was no option for game play. Angry Birds fans will be happy to know that Roku is making your favorite bird-slinging game the first game to be playable via Roku.Sure, those of us with smartphones can just play the extremely popular game that way, but for those of us that don’t have smartphones or who want to play the game on a larger screen, the Roko-Rovio partnership is something to celebrate. At the time being, the only option for playing Angry Birds on a larger screen is via computer, thanks to its recent integration with Google Chrome, or on an iPad.AdChoices广告Roku chose Angry Birds-maker Rovio as its first partner in what it hopes will be the first in a long line of partnerships with other casual gaming developers. It’s working on getting other developers involved and has even created an open software development kit (SDK) specifically for software developers to create their own game channels for the Roku.Offering another platform for developers to sell their games is good news for both the developers and Roku. Roku said it had more than one million devices on the market at the end of 2010, though it estimates it will have more than 3 million on the market by the end of 2011.Rovio will sell Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio through Roku devices and will also launch an Angry Birds video channel complete with animated shorts. The company will also sell Angry Birds merchandise through the Roku Channel Store.The main question left is how users will play the game. The issue of a game controller is still a mystery. True, you could potentially use the included Roku remote, though it only has four directional buttons and an “OK” button that would be of use. You could hypothetically pull the slingshot back with the directional button and change the height with the up and down buttons. Then, to fling the bird, you could press the “OK” button. Another option could be an app for your smartphone, though that would be limited to only people who use smartphones.A third option could have Roku selling a separate game controller in addition to its current controller that’s included with the box. Selling a controller would be a smart way to make some easy money since Angry Birds fans are so committed to the game that they’d probably fork over the extra cash for a controller that gives them the power to play the game on their TV without staring at a tiny screen.Support for casual games on Roku is coming within the next few weeks. If you don’t already have a Roku, they range from $59.99 for a normal Roku to $99.99 for the Roku XDS.Via GigaOmlast_img read more

  • Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants

    first_img BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Bahamas Police say no one shot in Abaco murder investigation; body identified, Public asked to stop with ‘fake news’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:abaco, haitians, illegal, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, royal bahamas police force Recommended for you Severe Weather Alert for Abaco from Bahamas Met Office Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 7 June 2015 (RBDF): A joint operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Royal Bahamas Police Force earlier this afternoon resulted in the Defence Force vessel P-130 apprehending a small speed boat with three irregular Haitian migrants on board off Hole In The Wall, South Abaco this afternoon.One other migrant along with a Bahamian was apprehended by Police in Abaco near Hole In The Wall. The four migrants and one Bahamian five were transported to Sandy Port, Abaco where they were handed over to Immigration and Police authorities for further processing and questioning.last_img read more

  • Police 16yearold dies after being shot multiple times in Miami

    first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A 16-year-old boy has died, police said, after being shot multiple times in Miami. Another man in his late 50s was shot in the arm, but he is expected to be OK, according to police.At least 14 shell casing markers could be seen in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and 31st Street, Tuesday night.Just before 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene after reports of a teen being shot multiple times in the back. According to friends and family, two boys were walking back from a nearby McDonald’s when they were confronted by two males. Both suspected gunmen began to open fire at the victims, one being 16-year-old Damien Ramirez.Police said a man in his late 50s, unrelated to the two boys, was also struck in the arm.“My husband actually ran on the scene,” said one witness. “He did see him on the floor. He did see him move a little bit. His little brother was there, concerned.”Both boys, including Ramirez, were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Ramirez died as a result of his injuries, late Tuesday evening.“He was very polite, such a good boy,” said family friend Elsie Figueroa. “He lived with his grandmother. My granddaughter was consoling her.” Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Police believe the man in his 50s may be homeless, and neighbors told 7News he is blind. “Completely blind,” said Figueroa. “I used to bring him lunch, and I used to run around the corner just to bring him something to eat.”A local business owned by Oseles Romero is undergoing repairs due to the gunfire. Romero’s business is located on the corner of the street, near the scene.“Now, this is a big problem for me,” said Romero. “I have to change now the glass. I don’t know what happens now.”Police have since began their review of nearby surveillance video to try and identify the shooter or shooters. A gun was also discovered by investigators, Wednesday morning, a few houses away from the shooting. Officials have not confirmed whether the gun is related to the shooting.Multiple people fled in different directions when police arrived on scene, according to officials. No arrests have been made, but officials believe the shooter may be a teenager, as well.Meanwhile, Ramirez’s family is devastated and begging for answers, the day before Thanksgiving.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 $1,000 reward. last_img read more

  • New Report Questions SusitnaWatana Economics AEA Responds

    first_imgA new fiscal analysis of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project questions the Alaska Energy Authority’s estimates regarding how much the 735-foot tall dam would cost the State of Alaska, if built.Download AudioOn Monday, economist Gregg Erickson released his analysis of the financial picture of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.  The report was commissioned by Trout Unlimited, a conservation group that opposes the project.  Erickson has worked for the University of Alaska Anchorage, a Washington D.C. think-tank, and in multiple roles for the State of Alaska.  He says that, from his perspective, Susitna-Watana doesn’t pencil out.“There is no market test that this proposed project meets.  There’s every evidence that they’ve underestimated the cost and overestimated the demand.  It doesn’t seem at all likely that the project could be built without very, very large amounts of state subsidy.”Gregg Erickson says that the Alaska Energy Authority and it’s predecessor, the Alaska Power Authority, have a history of projects going over budget, including Bradley Lake and the Healy Clean Coal Plant.Wayne Dyok, Project Manager for Susitna-Watana, maintains that AEA believes its $5.2 billion dollar estimate is reasonable for construction of the proposed dam.  He says that claim is backed up by a third-party review.“We want to make sure that our cost estimates are right on the money, and that’s why we requested an independent cost estimate.  They came in around ten percent of one another.”One of the issues cited in Erickson’s report is the fact that that independent analysis has not been made public.  Wayne Dyok says that AEA plans to release a feasibility report next month that will include the methodology for estimating the cost of Susitna-Watana as well as information regarding the third-party analysis.Beyond cost estimates, Gregg Erickson’s report calls AEA’s expectation that it will be able to borrow money at an interest rate of five percent “exceedingly optimistic.”“There’s so much risk involved in this project that, unless the state wants to backstop this project…there’s no way you could borrow at five percent right now or in the foreseeable future.”Wayne Dyok says that the five percent figure factors in money from the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service program, which could pay for up to half of the Susitna-Watana project.“Right now, the Rural Utilities Services funding is less than four percent, so when you blend that with other funding you end up with five percent financing.”According to Gregg Erickson, the federal money also comes with the condition that the state not only provide a backstop against cost overrun, but also guarantee that the project is finished once it begins.Like Trout Unlimited, who commissioned the highly-critical report by Erickson, the Talkeetna-based Susitna River Coalition is opposed to the building of Susitna-Watana.  Mike Wood is the Coalition’s president.  He was handing out copies of the report at Mat-Su legislative offices on Monday afternoon.  Wood says Erickson’s analysis gives strength to opposition arguments based not just on conservation, but also on cost.“What it really comes down to is economics.  All along, that should have been the first question…the state was asking itself.  What is this going to cost?  It never should have gotten to the environmental part.”Beyond Gregg Erickson’s report, another potential concern for AEA is state funding to continue studies for Susitna-Watana.  In the last five years, the state has spent over $190 million on the project.  According to AEA, about $90 million more is still needed to complete federally required field studies in the area.  Last year, the project received $20 million.  The proposed budget left by Governor Parnell for the next fiscal year also contained just $20 million for Susitna-Watana.  If that number doesn’t go up significantly, it could mean additional delays for the project.  Wayne Dyok says AEA plans to work with Governor Walker and legislators to keep Susitna moving forward.“…Our goal is to work with the [Walker] administration, and ultimately the legislature, to come up with the right number for the coming year.”During his campaign, Governor Walker made it clear that he intends to take a close look at the state budget, and that some projects may end up on the cutting room floor.  Whether Susitna-Watana is one of those remains to be seen.  Walker has expressed support for hydro projects, and told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in August that he would support Susitna-Watana if it meant stabilizing energy costs in the Interior.In the meantime, the Alaska Energy Authority is considering long-term financial options.  Wayne Dyok says the AEA board of directors will meet later this month to discuss the fiscal outlook.last_img read more

  • Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion Misconduct

    first_imgArmy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was freed in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees.Bergdahl, a native of Idaho, pleaded guilty before the military judge in the case, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, at a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Monday, according to The Associated Press.The AP adds, “It’s not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment, or if he’s simply pleading guilty in hopes of leniency from Nance. The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while the desertion charge is punishable by up to five years.”Questioned by Nance, Bergdahl said, “I left my observation post on my own,” CNN reports, adding that the soldier also said, “I understand leaving was against the law.”The guilty plea comes more than two years after the charges were filed. Earlier this year, Bergdahl’s lawyers said their client wouldn’t be able to get a fair trial, citing dozens of comments about him that were made by President Trump dating to 2015.Here’s a brief recap of the Bergdahl case:June 2009: Bergdahl is captured by the Taliban after leaving his base in southeastern Afghanistan. Almost immediately, questions arise about the circumstances of his captureMay 2014: Bergdahl is freed in exchange for five Taliban detainees who were being held at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, CubaMarch 2015: The U.S. Army charges Bergdahl under two sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: Article 85 (Desertion) and Article 99 (Misbehavior before the enemy)During his captivity, Bergdahl was shown in several Taliban propaganda videos; the insurgent group also filmed the exchange that granted his freedom, showing a helicopter landing and soldiers collecting Bergdahl before taking off again.The prisoner trade for Bergdahl inflamed debate — particularly as Trump and others have variously said that five or six soldiers died in the effort to locate and rescue the soldier.Asked to clarify that issue in 2014, then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in testimony before Congress:“I have personally gone back and asked that question inside the Pentagon, in the Army, in all of our reports. I have seen no evidence that directly links any American combat death to the rescue or finding or search of Sergeant Bergdahl. And I have asked the question. We have all asked the question. I have seen no evidence, no facts presented to me when I asked that question.”But while it seems no U.S. personnel died in the effort to find Bergdahl, at least two were wounded — and Nance decided over the summer that evidence regarding those injuries should be considered. As Stars and Stripes reports, “The judge ruled that a Navy SEAL and an Army National Guard sergeant wouldn’t have wound up in separate firefights that left them wounded if they hadn’t been searching for Bergdahl.”Legal questions about the case have extended beyond Bergdahl. In August 2014, the Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon “didn’t give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million” in handling the prisoner swap. In addition to using money that was already appropriated for other uses, the Defense Department didn’t tell members of Congress about the swap until the day after it was made.In response to those findings, the Pentagon said it had to act quickly to secure Bergdahl’s safe return; Hagel said the circumstances were both extraordinary and unique.Some of Bergdahl’s most complete comments about his experience came in the second season of the Serial podcast, which was published in late 2015. As NPR’s Eyder Peralta reported, Bergdahl said “he left his post to try to stir controversy in order to get the attention of top military officials so he could explain problems he saw in the Army.”But he soon realized it was a mistake — as Bergdahl said on the podcast, “Suddenly, it really starts to sink in that I really did something bad. Or, not bad, but I really did something serious.” Sharelast_img read more

  • Game of the Year Jordan Minors Actual Games of the Year 2017

    first_img Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 Stay on target It’s time to put an end to 2017, a great year for video games and an awful year for nearly everything else. That also means it’s time for me to share my real, honest-to-goodness, non-ironic picks for Game of the Year. More than any other year in a long time, choosing what to keep on this list and what to cut was agonizing. So first I just wanted to give a shout out to what almost made it but didn’t.Although they weren’t one of my favorite ten games of the year, the following games are all totally worth checking out: Cuphead, For Honor, Splatoon 2, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Arms, Sonic Mania, The Evil Within 2, Tumbleseed, Tacoma, Pyre, Prey, Golf Story, Metroid: Samus Returns, Snake Pass, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokken Tournament DX, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Dream Daddy, Nier Automata. You can find coverage of all those and more here on Geek.com. And even if I don’t care for it, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds absolutely counts as a game worth considering for game, and phenomenon, of the year.With those condolences out of the way, here are in my correct opinion the best dang video games of the year of our lord 2017.10. Nintendo Switch PortsThis is a cheat but a worthwhile one. The Nintendo Switch is absolutely my favorite new video game hardware in a long time and has already gotten some fantastic original titles. But arguably the best way to appreciate the convenience of the console/handheld hybrid is to experience just how much ports of old games gain from the added portability. Rocket League, Doom, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, Stardew Valley, and more all became so much more exciting again because I could take them anywhere.9. Battle Chef BrigadeA video game that captures the tension and creativity of essentially being an Iron Chef is a lofty promise. But Battle Chef Brigade beautifully pulls it off with its carefully chosen selection of mechanics from match-three puzzling to sidescrolling action. It’s the best possible scenario for taking what sounds like a joke to its awesome logical conclusion.8. What Remains of Edith FinchAn ambitious example of the burgeoning exploratory “walking sim” genre from Giant Sparrow and film studio Annapurna, What Remains of Edith Finch artfully shows the potential of the short story anthology format for interactive environmental narrative-driven games. Each vignette presents its own new mechanics for its particular character, but everything feels coherent thanks to the mournful thematic throughline of processing death.7. Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusAs a sequel to one of the most inexplicably incredible video game reboots of all time, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was already poised for success. And that was before its story about violently taking back America from Nazi overlords accidentally became depressingly timely and inspirational. The gameplay may be better when you dumb down the difficulty, but this is some of the best and most mature writing we can expect from big video game blockbusters.6. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom BattleMario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle isn’t just great because it successfully combines two franchises that maybe aren’t on equal footing in terms of quality. It’s great because it’s an ingenious and intuitive strategy game that adds refreshingly dynamic and creative movement options to X-COM-style tactics. And it’s one of the most bright and beautiful depictions of either franchise you’ll ever see.5. Resident Evil 7Resident Evil isn’t always good. But when it is good, it’s really good. And Resident Evil 7 is really good. The game takes cues from the franchise’s past like adventure game elements, a spooky old house, a slow but invincible foe who always hunts you. But the shift in tone, setting, plot, and gameplay perspective (especially in VR) makes the frights feel fresh again. A healthy amount of creative DLC helped this January game haunt us all year.4. Injustice 2Yeah I still hate the gaudy-looking stat-changing loot box armor but beyond that Injustice 2 is the best case yet of what a AAA fighting game can be. The gorgeous, sprawling story mode teaches you the ins and out of many characters while telling a decent DC Comics tale (especially compared to the new movies). Various other offline and online modes keep you and friends of all skill levels entertained for hours and hours after that. The fighting system itself is the most refined one the Mortal Kombat masterminds at NetherRealm Studios have crafted yet. And despite some odd omissions, the roster is a delight for freaks like me who would love nothing more than to see Darkseid vs. Doctor Fate or Black Manta vs. Black Canary.3. DropMixI’m still just so grateful something like DropMix even exists. Whether they’re ironic juxtapositions or genuinely cool combos, mashups might be my favorite genre And DropMix lets anyone intuitively discover and make those mashups. Forget syncing up rhythms and keys with complex software. Just slap some cards together to hear how beautiful TLC sounds when paired with Disturbed. It’s the most expressive, creatively freeing interactive experience of the year.2. Super Mario OdysseySuper Mario Odyssey lets cartoon-ass Mario cavort with real human people in a sort of real New York City. Forget the perfect 3D platforming controls. Forget the gorgeous visuals. Forget the catchy songs. Forget the brilliant level design. Forget the absurd amount of carefully hidden and absolutely delightful secrets. And forget the limitless geyser of creativity that comes from being able to capture other objects to gain their powers. It’s New Donk City and New Donk City alone that makes Super Mario Odyssey the second best video game of 2017.1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildIn a fantastic first year for the new Nintendo Switch, launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild stands out as not only the best game on the system, not only the best game of the year, but a new contender for one of the best games of all time. The gorgeous, lovingly crafted open-world and systems explode the idea of a Zelda game is supposed to be giving players the chance to explore and create their own thrilling, surprising, and personal adventures.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • Belichick wouldnt have a dynasty without Brady

    first_imgGuests:Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to discuss Brady/Belichick divorce talk, and defends Mike Tomlin against critics.DeAngelo Hall – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio discussing the difficulty of facing Tom Brady, and why playing younger QB’s isn’t as easy as people think.Joel Klatt – FS1 CFB Analyst is in-studio on Chip Kelly getting crushed by his QB’s dad; why Kelly will need time to turn around the Bruins; and why USC needs to swing for the fences if they fire Clay Helton.Plaxico Burress – Former NFL Wide Receiver joins the show to discuss the circus in Pittsburgh; if they should sign Le’Veon Bell. The Steeler circus is on Mike TomlinThe Steelers have long been one of the most stable franchises in the NFL, but the team has become a circus with Antonio Brown discussing being traded on Twitter, and the team struggling in the first two weeks of the season with an 0-1-1 record. Last season, Ben Roethlisberger publicly questioned Tomlin in the media over the team’s lack of discipline.Colin thinks Mike Tomlin is a good coach, but his loose, player friendly culture is the root cause of the growing dysfunction.Also:– Buy, Sell or Hold Belichick wouldn’t have a dynasty without BradyIn the new biography Belichick by Ian O’Connor, a source claims that Belichick could have won Super Bowls with other talented quarterbacks, but Colin strongly disagrees.He thinks the claim, which has been made by others in the past, is disrespectful to Brady and his talent. The truth is Belichick has helped Brady, but Brady has been as crucial, or more, to making Belichick becoming the greatest coach of all time. Without Brady, Belichick never had anywhere close to the same success in Cleveland, or with Drew Bledsoe in New England. Brady has also routinely turned nobodies into productive wide receivers, which has allowed the Pats salary cap flexibility elsewhere.Just like Gregg Popovich hasn’t won at the same level without Tim Duncan, Belichick wouldn’t be as successful without Brady.last_img read more

  • 3 Ways to Boost Productivity with Your Smartphone

    first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global It can be easy to waste time on a smartphone — texting friends, playing your favorite games or watching last night’s episode of Mad Men.But with the right tools and apps, you can use your phone to save time and be more productive at work. Here’s a look at three ways your smartphone can help you stay focused on growing your business.1. Managing tasks. Several mobile-friendly services can keep you attuned to what needs doing. The most useful ones can be accessed via the web on your computer, as well as a smartphone app.One example is Toodledo. I rely on this service to track everything I need to accomplish, sorting tasks into folders, such as by client names or general categories such as banking. Toodledo also lets you set priorities, due dates, reminders and more.The free version of Toodledo can be handy, but the pro version ($19.95 a year) adds especially useful functions for business users. For instance, the pro version lets you break tasks into sub-tasks — which can make the overall list less overwhelming and let you share tasks with others for delegation or collaboration. It also provides a secure internet connection, which can be important if you’re including sensitive info such as account numbers or client info in the notes for some tasks.Related: 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Smartphone for Your BusinessToodledo offers apps for the iPhone and iPad, but not for Android. Fortunately, there are a number of third-party Android task management apps that sync with Toodledo. Many of these are free, but one of the best and easiest to use, Pocket Informant, costs $4.99 and also syncs with Gmail’s tasks feature.One of the most popular mobile-friendly task management services is Remember the Milk. This free web-based service is a simple task list intended mainly for individuals. It offers apps for Android, iPhone, iPad and Blackberry. It also allows you to set task priorities and add tasks by e-mail, but you can’t create folders.There’s also OmniFocus, Mac-only task management software that’s based on David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” methodology. At $80, it includes a complicated task review system that might be overkill for many smaller operations. There also are OmniFocus apps for the iPhone ($20) and iPad ($40).2. Scanning business cards and receipts.Collecting little pieces of paper can be the bane of an entrepreneur’s existence. I, for example, am good about jotting quick notes on business cards or receipts to help me recall why I saved them. But when I get home, I tend to put off entering that data into my computer or pulling out my scanner to process business expense receipts.Steve Robbins, executive coach and host of the “Get It Done Guy” podcast, recommends two apps for processing those annoying slips of paper. ScanBizCards, a free app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, lets you scan both sides of a business card on the spot — no need to type contact info into your mobile device. It uses optical character recognition to enter that data into the app’s address book, which you can export to your main address book. For $12 a year, the web sync option lets you manage all your stored cards via a web interface.Related: Must-Have Mobile Apps for Business TravelersRobbins also recommends JotNot Scanner, an iPhone app that lets you scan documents, optimize the file size for particular types of documents such as receipts, and organize scans into a password-protected document that you can email to, say, your bookkeeper. There’s a free version, and a pro version that costs $1.99.3. Limiting email responses.While receiving email on your smartphone is usually convenient, typing on a smartphone can be tedious, time-consuming and, thanks to auto correct, notoriously error-prone. Instead, try reading email on your phone and flagging messages that you wish to respond to, but whenever possible, waiting until you’re on a computer to write responses, Robbins says.If you must answer an email immediately from your phone, consider making a quick phone call instead. Or master the art of writing extremely brief answers to pressing matters. You can add a line to your phone’s email signature file that says: “Sent from my phone, so please excuse the brevity. I’ll send a longer response later if warranted.”A helpful resource on how to prevent email from sapping your productivity — whether on the phone or a computer — is the TED Email Charter, which provides an extensive list of tips and suggestions.Related: 3 Steps to Changing Mobile Service Carriers Register Now » June 19, 2012 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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    first_img Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more August 3, 2009 – Merge Healthcare today announced that Allscripts has selected its Cedara WebAccess software application to “image enhance” Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions. The Cedara WebAccess portal will provide a zero-footprint method of distributing medical images and reports to clinicians using Allscripts EHR solutions. Allscripts plans to provide physicians with real-time, electronic access to medical images and associated information to help them in delivering safer, higher quality patient care. Together, the two companies will offer an image-enhanced electronic record to health systems across the country. Designed for better interoperability across today’s healthcare enterprise, Cedara WebAccess provides integration without the duplication of data or the need for proprietary integrations with individual IT systems. It uses a zero-footprint deployment approach, which minimizes IT maintenance and hardware needs, “unclogs” busy data networks by sending much smaller files and helps with privacy regulations by ensuring that patient data is never stored on user machines. This standards-based viewer makes diagnostic quality images like X-rays, MRIs and CT scans available through any Web browser, which gives healthcare professionals ready access to medical images and reports anywhere, anytime.For more information: www.merge.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more Related Content News | August 03, 2009 Merge to “Image-Enhance” Allscripts’ EHR Solutions A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s.last_img read more

  • Travel In promotes Regional NSW

    first_imgA new digital platform set to inspire travellers to visit regional NSW was launched today in Broken Hill by Parliamentary Secretary Mr Jonathan O’Dea, who officially unveiled Travel In on behalf of the NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Mr Stuart Ayres, in conjunction with Inland NSW and its project partner, Bauer Xcel Media.“On behalf of the NSW Government, I am delighted to launch the Inland Digital Platform Travel In, an innovative tourism project aimed at growing overnight visitation and expenditure to the State’s inland communities,” Mr O’Dea said.“The funding for this project has been made available under the Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF), administered by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.“Tourism to Regional NSW is vital in helping the NSW Government achieve its goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020 and we look forward to welcoming those visitors to Regional NSW as a result of this new digital platform,” he said.Inland NSW Chairman, Rodger Powell outlined the launch of the platform as a major new initiative that will drive increased visitation and benefit not only the Inland region but Regional NSW as a whole by providing travellers with the ability to build personalised itineraries, based on rich content and a powerful booking engine.“We applaud the NSW Government on its continued commitment to grow the regional visitor economy and today’s launch of ‘Travel In’ is a case in point,” said Mr Powell.Travel In will provide not only essential destination information but also capture the essence of non-coastal regions of NSW, showcase their local characters and deliver credible content, according to Inland NSW CEO, Graham Perry.“Through Destination NSW, the Government’s investment to the digital platform has made it a reality,” Mr Perry said.“Travel In brings together publishing level content with a booking functionality to provide the complete package – information and inspiration coupled with the ability to book.”Development of Travel In was supported by NSW Government funding through Destination NSW, with a grant of $832,000 over two years under the Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF). Click for more informationSource = Inland NSWlast_img read more

  • THAI receives three Suvarnabhumi Service Excellence SSE Awards

    first_img THAI AirwaysSource = THAI THAI receives three Suvarnabhumi Service Excellence (SSE) AwardsMrs. Phakkhara Ruangsiradecho, Acting Executive Vice President, Aviation Business Unit, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), recently represented the Company to receive the Corporate Service Excellence Awards 2016 from Mr. Prasong Poontaneat, Chairman of Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT), at Suvarnabhumi Airport.In addition, THAI’s ground service staff received the Staff Service Excellence Award Silver Medal 2016. THAI’s baggage service staff also received the Team Excellence Award 2016. The Suvarnabhumi Service Excellence Awards (SSE) Ceremony was held at Suvarnabhumi Airport to praise the eMrs. Phakkhara Ruangsiradecho, Acting Executive Vice President, Aviation Business Unit, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), recently represented the Company to receive the Corporate Service Excellence Awards 2016 from Mr. Prasong Poontaneat, Chairman of Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT), at Suvarnabhumi Airport.In addition, THAI’s ground service staff received the Staff Service Excellence Award Silver Medal 2016. THAI’s baggage service staff also received the Team Excellence Award 2016. The Suvarnabhumi Service Excellence Awards (SSE) Ceremony was held at Suvarnabhumi Airport to praise the efforts of employees and units who provide passenger services at Suvarnabhumi Airport.last_img read more

  • This competition is open to all residents of the U

    first_imgThis competition is open to all residents of the UK and Ireland except for employees and agencies of Skyscanner or any other person connected to this promotion. The promoter (Skyscanner Ltd) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.The promoter’s decision is final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.This is a free prize draw. No purchase necessary.No trade, third party or consumer group applicants will be accepted.Entrants should be 18 years and above.Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified prize will be the responsibility of the winner.Where the prize involves travel, the winner is responsible – unless otherwise specified – for:Paying all fees and taxesArranging appropriate travel insuranceFamiliarising themselves with visa and other travel requirementsFor countries where visas are required, the winner is responsible for applying for and paying for visas in good time ahead of the tripFor countries operating a visa waiver programme, the winner is responsible for applying for authorisation in good time ahead of the tripAll travel is undertaken at the own risk of the winner and his/her nominated participants in the tripThe prize winner may be required to participate in publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion.Skyscanner Ltd shall be entitled to terminate or modify the promotion or to modify these rules at any time prior to the closing date by publishing any such modification or termination on any Skyscanner Ltd website. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Skyscanner Ltd shall be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.The prize winners will be awarded on a fair and random basis and the prize has been made available for distribution.The winners’ names will be made available upon request and will be displayed on our ‘Skyscanner free prize draw winner’s page’.By entering this prize draw, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the conditions.The judge’s decision shall be final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. It is the responsibility of the winner to submit correct contact details for this period.If no reply is received to this notification within 14 days, Skyscanner reserves the right to withdraw the prize and award it to another participant in the draw. A second email will be sent warning of this, before the prize is made forfeit.Winners will be notified in writing / by phone / by email within 28 days of the closing date.No cash or other alternative prizes are available except that, in the event of circumstances outside of the promoter’s control, they reserve the right to substitute a similar alternative of equal or greater value.If the prizes stated are unavailable, an alternative of the same value will be supplied.Only one entry per email address is permitted.By registering and entering your details you consent to receive information and promotions from Skyscanner.When referring this promotion to a friend, you consent to one email being sent to each referred email address informing them that you have recommended this promotion. No further emails will be sent to referred addresses without the recipients’ active subscription to Skyscanner’s weekly newsletters and promotionsDetails are accurate at time of print.Email Privacy PolicyWe will not pass your data on to third parties. You are free to unsubscribe from our list at any time, either via the link at the bottom of each email or via our website. Until you unsubscribe, Skyscanner Ltd will send you its weekly newsletters and special promotion emails.Read full details of Skyscanner’s privacy policy.Promoter:Skyscanner LtdStamp Office10 Waterloo PlaceEdinburgh EH1 3EGSpecific terms and conditions for this prize draw/competition:Read Air France’s terms and conditions for the Skyscanner and Air France Paris Draw ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsThis competition is open to all residents of the UK and IrelandTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draw’s and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draw’s and Competitions.Terms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and Competitionslast_img read more

  • Second Limassol fire partially under control Update 3

    first_imgFirefighting crews operating by land and air have partially brought under control a fire near Pahna in Limassol that has been raging since around 4pm.A second fire which broke out earlier in the day north of the Mouttayiaka and Armenohori area in the same district is now under control.According to the spokesman of the fire service, Andreas Kettis, 20 engines and an 80-strong crew from the fire service, forestry department and the district administration had brought the Pahna blaze that started around 4pm partially under control by around 6.45pm with the help of seven aircraft. The fire has burned 30 hectares of wild vegetation.Crews from Paphos and the disaster response unit Emak had also joined in the effort, while crews from the civil defence and the volunteer group Etea were also expected to reinforce the land operations.Earlier in the day, the Limassol fire service was simultaneously battling with another fire that had erupted at around 3pm in the area of Mouttayiaka and Armenohori. It was put out some two and a half hours later. It burned down four hectares of wild vegetation, Kettis said.Crews will remain on site during the night to deal with possible reignition, he said.        You May LikeTrendFeedy14 Hairstyles To Make You 20 Years Younger This Summer !TrendFeedyUndoMy Food and FamilyLayered Sushi Dip RecipeMy Food and FamilyUndoMusicoholicsEvery Artist’s Greatest RegretMusicoholicsUndo Widowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

  • Nurses mull strike over cuts

    first_imgBy Maria GregoriouNURSES yesterday expressed their dissatisfaction with a finance ministry proposal to abolish allowances for those working in state hospitals during afternoons, Sundays and on public holidays.The proposal to bring to an end the extra pay given to all public professionals for working outside standard working hours was brought to light on Monday during a meeting between civil servants union PASYDY and the finance ministry.“We are waiting for a second meeting to see what the final outcome will be. If it is negative then we will ask the nurses to vote on a strike,” nurses union president Prodromos Argyrides said.The union has already started to inform nurses about these possible changes. Argyrides has already visited three hospitals and spoken to the nurses.He plans to visit the public hospitals in Paphos and Limassol today.“Because of the large amount of concern we have seen due to emails, telephone conversations and on facebook, we decided to visit the hospitals in person and talk directly to the nurses,” Argyrides explained.The ministry has asked PASYDY to write down all their suggestions and ideas on what the union can do to avoid these measures being made.“The union is only asking to be heard. We would like to have a dialogue with the ministry and for it to consider our side while making their decisions,” Argyrides said.These suggestions will most probably be ready by today.He stressed that the union is not outright saying that they will not accept this decision, it only wants the chance to help find a solution to the problem.Allowances for shift works were put in place in 1989 after a 17 day strike.Nurses have already accepted a 30 per cent cut on their wages and a 15 per cent cut on the amount they receive for extra work on afternoons, Sundays and national holidays.“The economic crisis triggered these cuts and now the government wants to totally eliminate the pay nurses get while working at times when the rest of us are at home resting with our families,” Argyrides said.Cuts to allowances for working afternoons can be understood, Argyrides said, as all public employees now work during this time.As of September 2, the new working hours for the public service came into effect as part of the measures agreed in the memorandum of understanding. Employees can choose to go to work from 8am to 3.30pm or from 9am to 4.30pm.Argyrides said that the nurses’ profession is unlike any other. A nurse may work three Sundays a month, depending on how many patients are in hospital and the work load.“Nurses work on rotation so a nurse may be off on Friday and work on Sunday but this is not a one off situation, it is often and frequent,” he said.Nurses get double pay for working afternoons, Sundays and holidays.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more