Indian eves beat Republic Of Korea 21 in tour opener

first_imgJincheon: Indian women’s hockey team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match bilateral series to begin its short tour on a confident here on Monday. Young striker Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for Korea. High on confidence after its impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, India made a strong start against the hosts. After missing out on an opportunity to score from a penalty corner early in the first quarter, India scored a splendid field goal through Lalremsiami in the 20th minute. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe visitors’ second goal came in the 40th minute when Navneet struck beautifully to extend the lead. While the hosts won five penalty corners in the course of the match, and a penalty stroke in the last quarter, they managed to convert only one set piece in the 48th minute through Shin Hyejeong. It was India’s experienced goalkeeper Savita who made commendable saves to keep her team’s lead intact. “Considering this was our first match, I think the result was good but the performance can be better. We tried some new things in the match and it was interesting to see how we handled the change,” India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the game. “We must bring our technical skills to a higher level in order to play faster and that will be one of our priorities for the next match.” India will play its second match of the tour on Wednesday.last_img read more

TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate data.The board sued Mongohouse last fall, alleging the site was illegally accessing, copying and distributing its proprietary multiple listing service data.It says the Federal Court of Canada has issued an order against the operators of Mongohouse.com and affirmed TREB’s right to protect its data. Mongohouse filed a counterclaim last October to TREB’s lawsuit, claiming lost revenue from having to shut down the site and saying it sourced data from public resources.  The popular website, which provided publicly accessible property listings and sold data, shut down Oct. 1 and remains offline.TREB says the operators of Mongohouse have acknowledged that they were not authorized to access the MLS system and that their actions were wrong in doing so.The Canadian Press read more

Côte dIvoire International Criminal Court may initiate probe into alleged crimes

The office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said it may open investigations into the “widespread and systematic” killings in Côte d’Ivoire, including the reported mass murder of civilians, saying it is gathering information on alleged crimes by all parties to the conflict.“The OTP [office of the prosecutor] has been conducting a preliminary examination in Ivory Coast and the next step will be for the Prosecutor to use his independent… power to request authorization from the pre-trial chamber in order to initiate an investigation,” the ICC said in a statement.Troops loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, who has defied demands to stand down after he lost the United Nations-certified election last November to Alassane Ouattara, have been engaged in fierce fighting with forces loyal to Mr. Ouattara.The pro-Ouattara forces have stepped up their efforts in recent days to force Mr. Gbagbo out of power.Senior UN officials have warned about the humanitarian impact of the fighting, which has displaced up to 1 million civilians and killed hundreds of people.Côte d’Ivoire is not a State party to the Rome Statute that established the ICC, but as president, Mr. Gbagbo accepted the jurisdiction of the Court. Mr. Ouattara has also confirmed his acceptance of ICC jurisdiction by letter and provided information to the prosecutor’s office, according to the statement.“However, to expedite the process, if a State party of the Rome Statute refers Ivory Coast to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the Office of the Prosecutor can proceed faster with an investigation and start to prepare a request for an arrest warrant for those most responsible for crimes in Ivory Coast,” the Court said.Cote 6 April 2011The office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said it may open investigations into the “widespread and systematic” killings in Côte d’Ivoire, including the reported mass murder of civilians, saying it is gathering information on alleged crimes by all parties to the conflict. read more

Government to consider early childhoodcentric budget proposals

“We want to create an economy where citizens are able to take their economic destiny into their own hands, without relying on the state for jobs and handouts. This entails the development of entrepreneurship and small business, which is supported by our recently launched Enterprise Sri Lanka scheme. At the heart of empowerment is education. It is education at all levels that endows people with the necessary skills to actively participate in the economy. Sri Lanka has long taken pride in its strong human development outcomes, particularly in education,” he said.The Minister said that several decades of extensive state investment in education has yielded good results in terms of access to education and near universal literacy.However, he said there is much more that needs to be done to keep up with global educational standards. The Government is to include a set of proposals from a UNICEF-led meeting on early childhood development in the 2019 budget, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.Speaking at the ‘Building Brains – Building Futures’ high-level meeting held today on early childhood development in Sri Lanka, Samaraweera said that he had received a set of proposals related to the subject and it will be considered in the next budget. In a landmark event, marking Policy Makers Day of National Early Childhood Care Week 2018, Building Brains, Building Futures, the Sri Lanka Early Childhood Development (ECD) High-Level Meeting presented early childhood-centric budget proposals to Samaraweera for his consideration in the 2019 National Budget. “One such important area of focus is Early Childhood Development. Early Childhood Development (ECD) is of great importance to Sri Lanka as it has the potential to improve school learning outcomes, which can have long lasting effects on the well-being of the population. As Sri Lanka positions itself as a highly competitive knowledge-based economy, robust cognitive development from an early stage becomes essential,” he said. Investing in health, nutrition, education and protection from birth through to age five – known as Early Childhood Development – enables all children to reach their full brain capacity, and is one of the most effective and proven drivers of sustainable economic growth. Budget proposals focussed on Health and Nutrition, Protection and Early Childhood Education were presented by the Ministries of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Education, to the Minister of Finance and Mass Media for his consideration in the National Budget for 2019.Samaraweera said that a fundamental principle of this Government’s economic development policy is the economic empowerment of Sri Lanka’s citizens. The Minister said that given the huge benefits that improving learning outcomes can have on promoting human development and boosting economic growth, the Government is committed to increase investment in enhancing education quality.Samaraweera also said that in 2014, the previous Government spent only 1.46% of its GDP for education but today, the current Government has increased this percentage to 3.5%.“Our aspiration is to allocate 6% of the country’s GDP for education by 2025. I would like to reiterate this Government’s commitment to investment in education, with renewed focus on Early Childhood Development. We will commit the necessary resources to support such programmes,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

US insists no move to establish army camp in Sri Lanka

The United States (US) has rejected claims it was in the process of establishing an army camp in Sri Lanka.The US Embassy in Colombo said that a base had never been a part of the US relationship with Sri Lanka nor have there ever been discussions aimed at establishing one. However, US Embassy Spokesperson Nancy VanHorn told The Sunday Morning that the claims were categorically false.“The US Embassy is aware of erroneous reports that the United States intends to establish a military base in Sri Lanka. These reports are categorically false. While the US-Sri Lanka military partnership has included disaster preparedness and relief, maritime security training, and exercises to enhance interoperability, a base has never been a part of the relationship nor have there ever been discussions aimed at establishing one,” she said. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara told reporters on Friday that the Government was looking at allowing the US to establish a military base in Sri Lanka. Jayasekara claimed that US Army troops, army equipment, including communication devices were expected to be brought into Sri Lanka. read more

Germanys Merkel says Greece making progress with its reform deserves another chance

Germany’s Merkel says Greece making progress with its reform, deserves another chance by News Staff Posted Oct 13, 2012 9:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – Germany’s chancellor says she thinks debt-laden Greece is making progress in implementing reforms and austerity measures “step by step.”Angela Merkel said in her weekly video podcast published Saturday that Greece’s progress is slower than hoped “but on this matter we should always give Greece another chance.”Merkel’s comments appeared to signal a further shift in Germany’s position toward showing more patience even though Athens has fallen behind on the ambitious reforms and cuts it must implement in return for bailout loans.The subtle shift comes amid calls from the International Monetary Fund to give Greece two more years to meet the agreed targets.Merkel, who visited Athens Tuesday, has said that extending the timeframe for Greece’s reforms can only be decided after a creditors’ assessment expected within weeks. read more

Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57

On Friday, Baker tweeted: “Just seen a tweet that the blessed Jeremy Hardy sent me a few weeks back. In it he tells me he hasn’t got long, I think he meant it as a DM. I didn’t see it at the time and so never responded. Nothing to be done now.”The tweet on January 3 was one of a string he sent that day. He later apologised for repeatedly posting, saying he couldn’t sleep. Five days later, he said: “OK. I’m a clumsy 57. Had a fall but I’m not going in anywhere. Took strong pain relief. Very dopey. Tweeted some nonsense. There.”The stars of comedy pay tribute to HardyPointless star Richard Osman paid tribute to him, writing on Twitter: “I was very lucky to work with Jeremy Hardy early in my career.”Every day was a masterclass, a privilege. He was so naturally and brilliantly funny, and a man who chose to use his comedy to change the world, rather than to fill stadia. A very sad day.”He signed off the message with the hashtag RIPJeremy.Fellow comic Jack Dee also paid tribute to Hardy on Twitter, writing: “Jeremy Hardy was  ground-breakingly brilliant, off the register funny, compassionate and caring.  Comedian Jeremy Hardy – who appeared regularly as a panelist on Radio 4 – died of cancer early on Friday, his publicist Amanda Emery said. A stand-up comedian, Hardy was also a hit on panel shows such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.Publicist Amanda Emery said in a statement: “Friends and family of comedian Jeremy Hardy are immensely sad to announce that Jeremy died of cancer, early on Friday, February 1.”He was with his wife and daughter as he died.”He retained to the end the principles that guided his life; trying to make the world more humane, and to be wonderfully funny.”He will be enormously missed by so many, who were inspired by him and who laughed with him.”She said that a memorial would be held in Hardy’s honour.On January 3, Hardy tweeted fellow BBC radio man Danny Baker, seemingly revealing publicly for the first time he had terminal cancer. He said: “Danny desperate for you to see this. You’re the best broadcaster in Britain. We both love Julia. Don’t tell her but I’m dying. Cancer. Docs say anytime.”I tried to tweet that I loved your TV show but said something about Peter’s slight vowel slip.” Utterly heartbroken to have to say goodbye to Jeremy Hardy. He was so very kind and supportive of me, I’ve had so many laughs sat next to him on the News Quiz and even more in the pub afterwards. So much love and strength to his family. Night Jeremy, cheers for the laughs xxx— Angela Barnes (@AngelaBarnes) February 1, 2019 Sad beyond measure that Jeremy Hardy died this morning. Unfussy, unshowy, principled, self-deprecating, hugely loved & admired by his fellow comedians, and funnier than the lot of us put together. A unique comedian & a lovely man.— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) February 1, 2019 @prodnose Danny desperate for you to see this. You’re the best broadcaster in Britain. We both love Julia. Don’t tell Her but I’m dying. Cancer. Docs say anytime. I tried to tweet that I loved your TV show but said something about Peter’s slight vowel slip— Jeremy Hardy (@JeremyJHardy) January 3, 2019 “So privileged to have counted him as a dear friend. My love goes out Katie and Betty and all his wonderful family.” Comedian Angela Barnes, who appeared regularly with Hardy on The News Quiz, said she was “utterly heartbroken”. Justin Moorhouse, who starred in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, said: “Not always sure of tweeting after someone dies, but Jeremy Hardy was the gentlest, kindest, funniest person.”He was just brilliant with me when I worked with him on the radio. Encouraging, supportive and just a nice bloke. I’m grateful for having met him and known him a little.”Fellow News Quiz mainstay Hugo Rifkind said: “Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend Jeremy Hardy.”Not merely one of the funniest men I’ve ever known, but one of the kindest, cleverest and most supportive, too. Sending my love to all who loved him, too.” It is not known who the Julia that Hardy referred to in the tweet is, but Baker revealed he had not read the tweet until after his colleague had died, and believed it had not meant to be sent publicly. Reverend Richard Coles has also paid tribute, writing: “So sorry to hear of  the death of Jeremy Hardy. We used to have the same pee break at GLR in the 80s  and would chat in a comradely way at the urinals.” Rory Bremner worked with Hardy on Now – Something Else and said the news was “sad beyond measure”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Berbice man shot at multiple times in apparent execution attempt

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspect in custody for apparent execution attempt on Berbice manSeptember 28, 2017In “Crime”Suspect in killing of Canadian fugitive in Guyana releasedJanuary 5, 2019In “Crime”Shot suspect battling for life at GPHCSeptember 5, 2016In “Crime” At least four shots were fired at a Berbice cattle farmer on Tuesday in New Amsterdam in what was believed to be an execution attempt.Fenton BellReports are that Fenton Bell was shot once as he was about to enter his home.The Berbice cattle farmer had just walked a friend out of his gate when he noticed someone hiding behind a concrete wall near some bushes in a nearby playfield.A hole in the concrete wall from a bullet which penetrated through the building and into the backyard“The person shoot from in the bushes on the ground, so nobody could see them,” he said.Opposite Bell’s Lot 2 Islington home is the Stanford Cricket Ground. According to Bell, the shots came from inside the ground where the caretaker’s house once  stood.The area Police believed the gunman was hidingHe said after the first shot was fired, he threw himself to the ground, but the gunman fired three more shots. He said that one of the bullets grazed his neck as he was attempting to enter the house to call for help. He said he managed to call the Police who arrived quickly. Three warheads were recovered.Police in a release said about 17:35h just after Bell parted company with a Policeman with whom he was having a conversation, a hail of gunshots rang out, resulting in his injury.Fenton Bell’s homeThe Police also noted that an eastern glass window was shattered and four indentations allegedly caused by gunshots were seen on the concrete wall of the eastern side of his house.Investigations are in progress, the release said.According to Bell, the shots were fired from about 40 metres from him.“Someone was there waiting for me, because I didn’t get to reach in back…I was lucky. My time has not come as yet,” he told this publication.No one was apprehended for the shooting. (Andrew Carmichael) read more

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAngelina Jolie urges world powers to do more for Syrian refugeesMarch 15, 2016In “World”Caribbean News Round-upOctober 25, 2015In “Regional”Former PNC Member slams leadership of APNU; says Granger is “young” in politicsJuly 7, 2014In “Politics” Hollywood film star and UN evoy, Angelina Jolie(BBC) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has hinted that she is considering a move into politics in the future.In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme, she said she would have dismissed this 20 years ago but would now go where she was needed.Jolie, who is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, was the guest editor of the Today programme on Friday.She is an active campaigner on a range of issues, including refugees, sexual violence and conservation.In a wide-ranging interview with presenter Justin Webb, she discussed US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.When asked whether she would consider getting involved in politics, she said: “If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed… I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics… but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet”.“I’m also able to work with governments and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done.”She added that “for now”, she would stay quiet.When Webb suggested that meant she could be on the list of 30 to 40 Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination, she did not say no, replying “thank you”.Jolie is one of a range of guest editors, including David Dimbleby and Martha Lane Fox, who are taking charge of the programme between 22 December to 1 January.She also discussed the difficulties of monitoring her children’s social media activities, highlighting that like “most parents”, she cannot control everything they are exposed to.“There are certain realities to teenagers and also our generation doesn’t understand half of what they are doing with their tech so they can get around us pretty easy”, she said.She added that none of her children have asked to join Facebook, and she herself is not a member.“We’re the last family that hasn’t gone on Facebook!” she said.Jolie is also working with the BBC on a new weekly children’s news programme, Our World, which will be piloted in the new year.She will serve as executive producer on the show, aimed at seven to 12-year-olds, which hopes to engage children with international news, focusing on subjects like tech, the environment and social media.“As a mother, I’m so happy I will be able to sit and watch with my children and know they’re getting a real international sense of the world,” she said. read more

Minemaxs Tempo 304 offers openpit mines further mineral value chain modelling

first_imgMinemax believes the enhanced BZ-based scheduling engine of its open-pit mine planning software, Tempo 3.0.4, will find favour with its Minemax Software Manager (MSM) users, delivering high-value schedules quicker than before.The new version of Tempo is now available to all maintained and subscribed users through MSM.The Tempo 3.0 release in September 2017 marked the first time BZ-based scheduling (the Bienstock-Zuckerberg algorithm) was available in a commercial mine scheduling solution, according to Minemax.Since that time, Minemax has extended the scope of Tempo’s BZ-based scheduling to include multiple alternative material destinations, trucking, both block and polygon scheduling and, most recently, products.“New product and product attribute charts and tabular reports are now available in Tempo 3.0.4. Products, along with their associated attributes, constraints and reports, enable you to more completely model your mineral value chain,” the company said.For example, in iron ore, products can be used for lump and fines, each with their own prices and blending constraints. In coal, products can be used to combine the outputs of both wash plant and by-pass processing options into multiple saleable blended products. With metals mining, products are used to satisfy monthly metal targets resulting from multiple processing options.While Minemax believes BZ-based mine scheduling can deliver high-value schedules quickly, the company is also providing a MILP (mixed integer linear programming) “solver option as well for polygon-cut scheduling in Tempo” for those that are yet to be convinced.last_img read more

Intel to port Android Honeycomb to its processors

first_imgIntel wants in on the tablet market, and is betting that Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is the way to go. The company announced in an earnings call this week that they plan to work with Google to port Honeycomb to Intel processors. This move implies that Intel is more than interested in getting its chips into tablet manufacturer’s hands, especially those companies eager to get Honeycomb tablets on store shelves.Considering the bulk of tablets on the market today either run a proprietary processor (like the iPad’s A4 and A5 processors) or an ARM processor, it makes sense that Intel wants to get its feet wet. There’s room for better and faster portable processors, and it doesn’t help that NVidia’s pushing the Tegra 2 pretty hard in both the tablet and smartphone worlds.AdChoices广告Even so, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini said that Intel has big plans for Computex 2011. The show will be in Taipei at the end of May. Ottelini promised that attendees will see an array of new tablets featuring Intel designs, including tablets running Windows, Android, and even MeeGo.At the same time, Ottelini noted that they’re also working on bringing their upcoming Medfield processors to the smartphone market. Intel has been a bit behind in that arena as well, and even though they made a major play for a strategic deal with Nokia, they eventually lost out on that opportunity to Microsoft.As for when we’ll start seeing Intel-based tablets and smartphones on the market, Ottelini says they’re about a year away, give or take. ” The limit in terms of them getting to market is going to be the interoperability testing of the networks at this point in time,” he said. Whether or not the market is willing to wait a year for Intel to get in the game though, that’s anyone’s guess.via The Registerlast_img read more

En images de curieux champignons roses fluo découverts en NouvelleCalédonie

first_imgEn images : de curieux champignons roses fluo découverts en Nouvelle-CalédonieNouvelle-Calédonie – Des champignons roses vifs, vivant en symbiose avec des chênes, ont été découverts par des chercheurs du laboratoire des symbioses tropicales, émerveillés par leur trouvaille. Alors que la Nouvelle-Calédonie abriterait quelque 30.000 espèces de champignons, seules 3.000 ont pour l’instant été décrites par les chercheurs du laboratoire des symbioses tropicales (Cirad/IRD/Inra/ Université Montpellier-2) et du muséum national d’Histoire naturelle qui réalisent un inventaire des champignons de l’archipel du Pacifique Sud. Podoserpula miranda vient de s’ajouter à ces 3.000 espèces connues.À lire aussiCe time-lapse surprenant va vous faire changer d’avis sur la moisissureRose bonbon et fluorescent, ce champignon peut mesurer jusqu’à dix centimètres de hauteur. Il est formé de plusieurs étages, ou chapeaux, en forme d’entonnoir et de taille décroissante vers le sommet. Outre sa couleur et sa forme étonnantes, il a un mode de vie très particulier : en effet, il vit en symbiose avec le chêne gomme, arbre tropical pouvant atteindre 30 mètres de hauteur. Les champignons forment de petits manchons, ou ectomycorhizes, sur les racines de cet arbre.De telles découvertes ne sont pas rares en Nouvelle-Calédonie, un pays dont la biodiversité est considérée comme la plus grande de la planète. L’archipel doit son incroyable flore à ses sols très riches en métaux lourds, auxquels les plantes ont su s’adapter en développant une très grande tolérance.Voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/champignon/nouvelle-caledonie-une-curieuse-espece-de-champignon-decouverte_art6872.htmlLe 14 avril 2010 à 13:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NKM définit les 4 priorités du Grenelle de la mer

first_imgNKM définit les 4 priorités du Grenelle de la mer”2011 sera l’année de la mise en oeuvre du Grenelle de la Mer”, a assuré la ministre de l’Écologie Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, alors qu’elle présentait les quatre priorités fixées dans sa feuille de route pour la période 2011-2012.La France est la deuxième puissance maritime au monde, et abrite l’une des plus grandes réserves de biodiversité marine. “Toutefois, cet exceptionnel potentiel de développement énergétique, médical, alimentaire ou encore touristique est encore aujourd’hui sous-exploité”, lit-on dans un communiqué du ministère de l’Environnement.Le Grenelle de la mer, pendant du Grenelle de l’Environnement, vise à protéger les richesses marines de la France, en les exploitant durablement. Quatre priorités ont été fixées dans la feuille de route 2011-2012. La première concerne la protection de la biodiversité marine, via la création d’une liste des espèces à protéger, le durcissement des conditions de rejet de dragage dans les ports, ou encore la meilleure prise en compte du préjudice écologique dans l’indemnisation des pollutions marines, explique le communiqué.Le second axe est le développement de l’économie maritime. Il n’est plus cette fois question de croissance verte mais de “croissance bleue”, qui passera notamment par l’installation de 1.200 éoliennes offshore d’ici à 2020, mais aussi la création d’une filière industrielle nationale des énergies marines.À lire aussiBiodiversité, Game of Thrones et Mars, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 maiLe troisième objectif annoncée par NKM est le lancement d’un programme de connaissance des océans. Le développement d’une stratégie d’exploration des grands fonds marins ainsi que la réalisation d’un inventaire de la biodiversité marine, de la qualité de l’eau et des activités maritimes sont prévues d’ici la fin 2012.Enfin, la feuille de route évoque une rénovation de la gouvernance, via une réforme de l’administration territoriale, mais aussi la création d’un conseil national de la mer et des littoraux pour chaque façade maritime en métropole et chaque bassin ultra-marin.Comme le souligne le ministère, “la protection de l’environnement n’est pas incompatible avec le développement économique des activités en mer et il faut cesser de les opposer. Il y aura désormais en mer des éoliennes, des pêcheurs, des plaisanciers et de grands navires de commerce, cohabitant ensemble dans un même espace”. Tel est du moins l’objectif du Grenelle de la mer.Le 15 février 2011 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Off Beat Coral passes scrutiny in Fort Vancouver video

first_imgKanaka Village videoLots of movies use stunt doubles. A video about Fort Vancouver’s Hawaiian workers in the 1800s features a unique stand-in: It’s a piece of stunt coral.The coral plays a big role in the “Kanaka Village” segment of the Fort Vancouver app, a mobile storytelling application for Apple and Android devices.The app has been available for a month at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Wednesday’s Independence Day events figure to draw a big crowd, and people will be able to try the app if they head for the two replica houses just west of the stockade.Actually, the coral inspired the story, said Brett Oppegaard, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver.A lot of coral was sent here more than 170 years ago. After ships unloaded their cargos in Hawaii, coral was loaded as ballast for the return trip. Most of it was crushed and turned into mortar, used in brickwork at the Hudson’s Bay Company trading center.But that one intact piece of coral survived. It was found in 1969, near what now is the reconstructed Kanaka Village.“Someone must have saved it from being crushed,” Oppegaard said.Doug Wilson, National Park Service archeologist, explains its significance early in the video:“We occasionally find little tiny pieces of coral. Most of it was ground up into mortar to make chimneys inside the fort. … This is a complete, big piece,” Wilson said. “This might have meant home to the Hawaiian Islanders. This might have represented where they came from.”last_img read more

Jadavpur Kalyani varsity VCs granted Honorary Colonel rank

first_imgKolkata: Indian government on Monday conferred the rank of ‘Colonel’ to the Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Jadavpur University (JU) Professor Suranjan Das and Professor Sankar Kumar Ghosh of Kalyani University. The duo was appointed as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) at an event at Fort William.The guest of honour at the event was state Education minister Partha Chatterjee while Lt. Gen PP Malhotra, VSM, DG NCC was the chief guest. Several dignitaries from the Indian Army were also present. The V-Cs sported uniforms of the conferred ranks while the two guests pinned the accoutrements onto the uniforms of both the Vice-Chancellors. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn his address, Chatterjee said: ” I convey my best wishes to the Army and NCC for conferring this prestigious ‘Colonel’ rank to both the esteemed V-Cs of Jadavpur and Kalyani University and appointing them as ‘Colonel Commandant’ in NCC. It is indeed a gold-letter day. The professionalism and commitment with which the Army officers and instructors are training the cadets is praiseworthy.”JU V-C Suranjan Das said: “It is recognition for the entire state than just for an individual. It is an overall recognition for higher education in this state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSankar Kumar Ghosh, V-C of KU said: “We have an NCC academy on our campus and we are interacting with the youth and promoting them towards nationalism.”It may be mentioned that the conferring of the rank of the Colonel Commandant aims at increased patronage and purposeful association for the furtherance of NCC activities. It also enhances interaction of Vice-Chancellors with cadets and officers to help and guide them through their educational and NCC career.last_img read more

Purchase a Digital Google Play Gift Card and Save Money Immediately

first_img Share Tweet Submit For all you Android smartphone and tablet owners, if you have not yet made a Google Play app purchase due to a fear of someone potentially stealing your payment card details, there are other alternatives available. For example, purchasing digital Google Play gift cards.There are currently two discounts taking place; one on Amazon and the other one is taking place at Walmart. From Amazon, you can save $5 on the purchase of a digital $50 Google Play gift card. If you make the purchase of the card from Amazon and type in the coupon code ‘GOOGLE’ at check out, you will get $5 off the price of any Google gift card that is valued at $50 or higher. Please keep mind that you are limited to using the coupon code one time for each customer.As for Walmart, you can get 10 percent off digital Google gift cards valued at $10, $15 and $25. With these digital cards, you will be able to purchase paid apps from the Google Play Store, or devices found inside the Google Store. This will range from Google Home smart speakers and Google Pixel handsets, which is a nice touch from the tech giant.The best thing about these digital cards is that you will not have to wait for a delivery. Since these are ‘digital’ Amazon and Walmart will email you with all of the information you need to activate and use the card immediately.With the Christmas season taking place, these are a terrific gift for those who want to spread love and joy. Since there are more Android smartphone users than any other user base on the planet, these digital cards are going to be perfect.Buy digital Google Play gift card [Amazon]Buy digital Google Play gift card [Walmart]last_img read more

The LG 4K UltraFine 22Inch LED Monitor Is Down to an Unprecendented

first_imgWhen Apple announced its MacBook Pro 2016 family, it also unveiled the LG UltraFine display series and one of those models happen to be on sale for basically a ‘throwaway’ price. That is right, the LG 4K UltraFine monitor is now being sold for just $200 and if you want to compare the pricing, keep in mind that it goes for $880 brand new on Apple’s website.Why did we just write brand new? Well, because the units that are being sold right now are certified refurbished and come with a 90-day warranty and a four-star rating on Amazon. Its resolution is 4069 x 2304 and it is also color accurate, meaning that regular buyers, content creators and creative professionals will all have a reason to get this for whatever purpose they decide to fulfill while using the monitor.Also keep in mind that if you have a notebook or a MacBook Pro unit from the year 2016 that features a Thunderbolt 3 port, you can effortlessly connect the monitor via a single Type-C USB cable and that is about it; you would have increased your workspace and the overall screen real estate in front of you in a matter of seconds. It is also able to charge your MacBook up to 60W and daisy chain a multitude of other products such as USB-C type storage drives and other peripherals.If you are worried that it is a certified refurbished product, we highly recommend that you read our comprehensive guide on what that really means so that you can have faith in the decision you have made.Buy the LG UltraFine 22-inch LED from Amazon Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more 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 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content 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 | 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018 Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack CT-based measurement of calcification may improve risk assessment for individuals in indeterminate range with traditional risk scores 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 Images from computed tomography (CT) colonography show segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.October 12, 2018 — Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong predictors of heart attacks and other adverse cardiovascular events — stronger even than the widely used Framingham risk score. These assertions are according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.1Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Of these deaths, heart disease and stroke are the deadliest. Effective measures of cardiovascular disease risk are crucial in predicting which patients are most in need of early interventions like diet and lifestyle changes, or medications to lower cholesterol.“We found a strong association between abdominal aortic calcification and future cardiovascular events,” said lead author Stacy D. O’Connor, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. “With heart disease being a leading cause of death, anything we can do to make our patients more aware of their risk is going to help.”The Framingham risk score is a well-known and widely used prediction model for cardiovascular disease based on traditional risk factors like age, cholesterol and blood pressure. However, many patients evaluated by the Framingham risk score fall into an indeterminate risk category and could benefit from additional noninvasive tools for refining risk assessment like measures of atherosclerosis, which is narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup. CT is commonly used to measure calcium, a component of plaque, in the coronary arteries.CT can also measure calcium in the abdominal aorta, the large vessel that carries oxygenated blood to the lower extremities. The abdominal aorta can be seen on abdominal imaging exams like CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, and in the diagnostic workup for acute cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder often caused by gallstones.For the new study, conducted at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, researchers assessed the relationship between abdominal aortic calcification on CT and cardiovascular events in 829 asymptomatic patients with a mean age of approximately 58 years. The patients had undergone non-enhanced screening CT colonography between April 2004 and March 2005. The researchers were able to follow the patients for an average of 11 years to see if they had developed adverse cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke, death or congestive heart failure.Of the 829 patients, 156 (18.8 percent) had a major cardiovascular event. The events occurred almost seven years after CT, on average, and included heart attack in 39 and death in 79. CT-based abdominal aortic calcification was a strong predictor of future cardiovascular events, outperforming the Framingham risk score. Abdominal aortic calcification was more than five times higher, on average, among those who had a cardiovascular event than those who did not.The results point to the potential of abdominal aortic calcification assessment as an opportunistic screening tool — something that could be added to other exams without the need for additional patient time or radiation dose. Patients could be assigned to preventive treatment regimens based on their cardiovascular risk categories.“There are thousands of CT scans performed every day across the United States, so this gives us an opportunity to reach a lot of people,” O’Connor said. “For instance, if someone is getting a scan for cholecystitis and we see abdominal aortic calcification on the CT, we can address things like blood pressure and cholesterol with the patient.”The researchers plan to build on their results by studying larger groups of patients. They also intend to move toward a fully-automated protocol for more widespread implementation of the assessment.“It’s our hope that these opportunistic measures can be added to reports for patients undergoing routine abdominal CT, regardless of the imaging indication,” O’Connor said.For more information: www.pubs.rsna.org/journal/radiologyReference1. O’Connor S.D., Graffy P.M., Zea R., Pickhardt P.J. Does Nonenhanced CT-based Quantification of Abdominal Aortic Calcification Outperform the Framingham Risk Score in Predicting Cardiovascular Events in Asymptomatic Adults? Radiology, Oct. 2, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2018180562 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Nepal says civilians were on crashed US copter toll now 13

first_imgThe two earthquakes have killed more than 8,700 people, injured thousands and destroyed many buildings.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter crashed May 12 in the northeastern mountains, and the wreckage was found after days of intense searching. The first three charred bodies were retrieved by Nepalese and U.S. military teams, and the rest were found a day later.The U.S. relief mission was deployed after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25. A magnitude-7.3 quake struck on May 12 and hours later the helicopter crashed.Four of the Marines were part of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California. Two other Marines were combat cameramen based in Japan.The cause of the crash has not been determined. U.S. military officials have said that an Indian helicopter in the air nearby heard radio chatter from the Huey about a possible fuel problem.Earlier this week, a private helicopter chartered by Doctors Without Borders crashed after hitting power cables, killing all four people on board. Three victims were Nepalese and the other was a Dutch woman.The government and aid agencies have used helicopters to carry relief materials to mountainous regions where earthquake damage or the lack of existing roads has made delivery of aid all but impossible. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A U.S. military helicopter that crashed in Nepal last month on an earthquake relief mission was carrying five more passengers than first thought, raising the death toll to 13, Nepal’s army said Friday.Authorities initially said six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were killed.DNA tests and investigations by experts from both countries confirmed that five other people on the chopper were local villagers, the army said in a statement. The five reportedly were injured people being transported to a medical facility. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

US Bank The Worlds Most Admired SuperRegional Bank

first_img Community Initiatives Diversity & Inclusion FORTUNE homes HOUSING Lender U.S. Bancorp US Bank 2019-01-23 Radhika Ojha January 23, 2019 1,120 Views U.S. Bank: The “World’s Most Admired” Super-Regional Bank U.S. Bank, the country’s fifth-largest commercial bank has been recognized as a 2019 World’s Most Admired Company by FORTUNE magazine. The bank was listed as the world’s most admired superregional bank for the ninth consecutive year.The companies on this list are determined by a survey of executives, directors, and analysts rating companies in their industry on a series of criteria.Among superregional banks, FORTUNE ranked U.S. Bank as No. 1 in eight of the nine key attributes of reputation. They included quality of management, community responsibility, innovation, quality of products/services, people management, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, and long-term investment value.The bank was also ranked among the Top 10 most admired companies for its community responsibility and its financial soundness. Of the 680 companies ranked by FORTUNE across all industries, U.S. Bank was ranked eighth and ninth on both these parameters respectively.“Ethical leadership and financial discipline are core to how we create value for our stakeholders,” said Andy Cecere, President and CEO of U.S. Bancorp. “We are honored to be recognized among companies that are known for shaping the future with those principles in mind. These core principles help us meet the needs of our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities every day.”This isn’t the first award for the bank which has won a number of accolades over the years for its diversity and inclusion initiatives. Over the past 30 years, the bank has invested more than $9.4 billion in helping to build affordable housing in all 50 states, particularly for people of color, veterans, and homeless individuals. The bank was also recognized in 2018 as the best employer for Diversity by Forbes and while 60 percent of its workforce at the end of 2017 was made up of women, it also employs around 2,000 military veterans.With 74,000 employees and $467 billion in assets as of December 31, 2018, U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. The Minneapolis-based bank was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as 2018’s World’s Most Ethical Company for its commitment towards serving retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner.center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more