Province Funds Community Groups Municipalities to Support Seniors

first_imgNova Scotia seniors are getting more help in staying safe, healthy and becoming more involved in their communities. Minister of Seniors Denise Peterson-Rafuse announced today, Jan. 24, about $397,000 for 71 community initiatives from the Age-Friendly Communities Program, the Positive Aging Fund, and the Senior Safety Grants. “We’re reaching seniors where they live and supporting activities that encourage positive aging and continued community involvement,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “This investment is helping to make life better for our seniors and their families.” The programs and activities, which include social networking opportunities, exercise and fitness, healthy eating programs and financial abuse workshops, are delivered by non-profit organizations, municipalities and local police. “The Bay Shore Community Club will use this funding to host exercise classes and to provide a relief program to caregivers in the community,” says club secretary Dorothy Hadley of Pembroke, Yarmouth County. The Age-Friendly Communities Program improves physical and social environments that allow people to fully participate in their communities and remain in them. This year, for the first time, many municipal partners will use their Age-Friendly Communities funding to apply age-friendly thinking to their long term plans. “This partnership will help us ensure that the needs of seniors in our own community are heard, considered and included as part of our municipal planning.” said Allen Webber, Warden for the Municipality of Chester. “Achieving a safe and welcoming age-friendly community will benefit our district and be an investment in our future.” The Positive Aging Fund helps non-profit community organizations create projects that advance the health, well-being and community participation of seniors and an aging population. Successful applicants can receive up to $10,000 for projects through the Fund. Seniors at risk of financial, emotional, physical, and other forms of elder abuse will be safer and more informed thanks to Senior Safety Grants of up to $20,000 per year for local seniors safety programs. These grants are co-funded with the Department of Justice. The Department of Seniors received nearly 120 applications for funding under the 2010-2011 grant programs. There will be another opportunity to apply in the spring. More information on the program and full lists of grant recipients is available at www.gov.ns.ca/seniors.last_img read more

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India successfully testfires 2 quick reaction surfacetoair missiles

first_imgBalasore (Odisha): India successfully conducted two back-to-back flight tests of its state-of-the-art quick reaction surface-to-air missiles (QRSAM) against live aerial targets from a base in Odisha on Sunday. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired the two missiles from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur near here. “Two missiles were tested against two live targets meeting complete mission objectives of engaging the targets. QRSAM, with many state-of-the-art technologies, engaged the targets at different ranges and altitudes,” an official statement said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The entire mission was captured by various electro-optical tracking systems, radar systems and telemetry systems. The all-weather and all-terrain QRSAM system has been developed for the Army, with search and track on the move capability having a very short reaction time. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the DRDO on achieving the significant milestone, the statement said. “The systems are equipped with indigenously-developed phased array radar, inertial navigation system, data link and RF seeker,” it said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe missile, which can be mounted on a truck and stored in a canister, is equipped with electronic counter measures against jamming by aircraft radars, defence sources said. QRSAM uses solid-fuel propellant and has a range of 25-30 km, the sources said. The first trial of the QSRAM was conducted on June 4, 2017, they said. On February 26, 2019, two rounds of trials were successfully carried out on the same day. The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions. The test flights had successfully demonstrated their aerodynamics, propulsion, structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities, the sources added.last_img read more

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Hamilton Fringe Festival posters with feminist and LGBT themes defaced

first_imgHAMILTON – Posters advertising Hamilton Fringe Festival shows with LGBTQ and feminist themes have been defaced with Bible verses condemning homosexuality and female independence.On Saturday afternoon, festival organizers posted a photo on Twitter of posters for the show “S.C.U.M.: A Manifesto,” a satire about Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who shot Andy Warhol.In the photo, the faces on the poster are obscured by stickers containing lines from the Book of Romans about women’s inferiority to men.The festival’s Twitter post asked for help in identifying the vandal.Posters for “Les Mouches Fantastiques,” a show about a gay magazine published in Montreal between 1918 and 1920, were also covered with stickers, these ones condemning sexual relationships between men.Hamilton city councillor Matthew Green posted a video to Twitter on Sunday morning denouncing the defacement and expressing support for the artists and audience members affected.Green urged the vandal to “stop that nonsense, please.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect name of the show and the wrong dates of when Les Mouches Fantastiques magazine was published. The story also erroneously said the magazine was illegal.last_img read more

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No charges yet for man accused by Standing Rock Tribe of firing

first_img(A still from APTN video of the confrontation between demonstrators and an armed man who was driving a truck owned by Dakota Access LLC last Thursday)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsA man detained by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agents last Thursday following reports of shots fired during the height of police action against Native American-led demonstrations in North Dakota was released without charges following the incident, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.The man, who was driving a truck owned by the Dakota Access LLC (DAPL), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project, was detained by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agents after he was run off the road and then confronted by demonstrators. Video images captured by APTN National News showed the man was carrying an assault rifle. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said the man fired several shots and that he was disguised as a demonstrator.Photograph from Facebook of the armed man who was confronted by demonstrators and later arrested by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents.A Morton County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told APTN on Monday no one was charged or is in custody in relation to the incident. The Sheriff’s department said the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI), which is under the state’s Attorney General’s Office, is the lead on the investigation.“I can tell you no one has been charged or are in custody for the incident,” said Donnell Hushka, a spokesperson for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.An official with the BCI said the bureau could not confirm or deny involvement in the case.There was some initial agency confusion following the incident as to who was handling the case.BIA spokesperson Nedra Darling said BIA agents received reports of gunshots fired and then intervened because state and county authorities were too busy to deal with the situation as they were moving against demonstrators who had been launching rolling blockades on North Dakota state Hwy 1806 in efforts to stop construction of the DAPL pipeline.APTN video image of man detained by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents.Darling said the BIA turned the man over to the FBI who then turned him over to the BCI.The FBI initially denied any involvement in the case. An FBI spokesperson then reversed position and said BIA agents did turn over the man to the FBI who then transported him to “state authorities.”Insurance documents seized from the truck showed the vehicle was owned by Dakota Access Pipeline Access LLC.The insurance documents showed that Knightsbridge Risk Management, a private security firm with a Springfield, OH, address, was insured to operate the truck.The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued a statement saying the individual broke through a barricade and was run off the road near the Oceti Sakowin camp, which was dismantled by state troopers from seven states and National Guard troops on Thursday. The statement said the man fired rounds from an assault rifle he carried.Dallas Goldtooth, with the Indigenous Environmental Network, told Democracy Now on Monday it’s believe the individual meant to infiltrate demonstrators.A security badge found in the truck identified the man as  Kyle Thompson.The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said 141 people were arrested following last Thursday’s police action against the demonstrators and their camp.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Udacity Facebook announce AI scholarship

first_imgSan Francisco: Lifelong learning platform Udacity, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced a “Secure and Private Artificial Intelligence (AI)” scholarship for tech enthusiasts globally. Facebook’s investment would make 5,000 seats available for a supported version of the course. After the completion of the first phase, top 300 students would receive full scholarships — either for the Deep Learning Nanodegree programme or the Computer Vision Nanodegree programme from Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based company said in a statement on Thursday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The course is open for application and general enrollments would begin on May 30. “We are excited to partner with Facebook for helping us extend the scholarship challenge to deserving candidates across the globe,” said Ishan Gupta, Managing Director, Udacity, India. The scholarship is aimed to equip students with privacy-preserving technologies such as “Federated Learning”, “Differential Privacy”, and “Encrypted Computation”. The students will be able to interact and collaborate with each other while receiving constructive feedback on their project, the company said. The course would also train scholars in using deep learning tools needed to securely train smarter AI models on distributed private data to provide robust data privacy solutions to users.last_img read more

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UN conference to highlight green job opportunities for young people

The event, hosted by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), brings together about 1,400 young people from around the world who were selected based on their environmental projects and activism on green issues.“From Asia to the Middle East and Europe, and from North America to Latin America and the small island developing States (SIDS), the issue of youth employment is emerging as a challenge to the global economy and to social stability in countries and communities,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP’s Executive Director.During the one-week conference, participants will compile their requests and appeals to world leaders through the Bandung Declaration, a document that will be delivered at next year’s Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.“The Bandung Declaration at this week’s conference offers a moment and a vehicle for the children and youth to send a clear and unequivocal message to world leaders meeting 20 years after the Rio Earth Summit that this is what they want and the future they deserve,” Mr. Steiner said.According to a news release by UNEP, nearly 40 percent of the world’s unemployed – or over 80 million people – are between the ages of 15 and 24, and more than 36 million of them live in Asia and the Pacific. However, the green sector is rapidly growing, making it essential for countries to provide the necessary skills to their younger citizens to successfully make the transition to a green economy.“Some governments are now factoring youth into green employment and green development strategies and launching the vital green entrepreneurial initiative as well as education and skills initiatives to support this,” Mr. Steiner said.During the conference, a prize will be awarded for the International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment, which invites children to paint their fears of a damaged environment as well as their hopes and solutions to tackling environmental problems.This year’s award will go to 13-year old Trisha Co Reyes of the Philippines, who beat more than 600,000 other contestants with her depiction of a young girl pulling back a grey curtain covered in images of dying trees in a polluted landscape, to reveal a colourful forest filled with wildlife.“My painting shows to sides; a good and sustainable forest and the cause of forest destruction,” Trisha said.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the contest, which is organized by UNEP, the Foundation for Global Peace and Environment, Bayer, and the Nikon Corporation. 27 September 2011Providing training and education for young people so they can fully participate in the emerging ‘green economy’ will be the focus of a United Nations conference which kicks off today in the Indonesian city of Bandung. read more

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UN calls for independent probe into latest Egyptian clashes

The United Nations human rights office today voiced its regret over the loss of life in the violent clashes on Sunday in the Egyptian capital and called on authorities to carry out an impartial and independent investigation into the incident.At least 24 people are reported to have been killed – mostly Christians – and hundreds injured as a result of the protest against a church attack turning violent in Cairo, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said. “We call on the authorities to investigate and to ensure the impartiality and independence of the investigation,” Rupert Colville, OHCHR’s spokesperson in Geneva, told reporters. According to the Office, eyewitnesses to the incident claimed to have seen military vehicles driving into the crowd of protesters and running over some demonstrators. Also, several of the dead were found to have crushed limbs and others reportedly had bullet wounds.“We express our regret over the loss of life as well as over those injured while attempting to exercise their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression,” said Mr. Colville.He recalled that the Egyptian revolution was achieved through “non-violence and responsible assembly and expression,” and urged the authorities to ensure the protection of all, including minority groups, in their rightful exercise of such freedoms.In February popular protests aimed at greater freedoms in Egypt – part of a series of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East – toppled the long-standing regime of Hosni Mubarak.Yesterday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had voiced deep sadness at Sunday’s clashes and called on all Egyptians to preserve “the spirit of the historic changes” that took place earlier this year.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban appealed to Egyptians to remain united and called on the country’s transitional authorities to guarantee the human rights and civil liberties of all citizens, regardless of their faith. 11 October 2011The United Nations human rights office today voiced its regret over the loss of life in the violent clashes on Sunday in the Egyptian capital and called on authorities to carry out an impartial and independent investigation into the incident. read more

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Violence drives more Rohingyas to Bangladesh in Myanmar Pope appeals for tolerance

“People are still arriving in the settlements with horrifying accounts of physical and sexual abuse, harassment and murder. All of them fear for family members left behind in Myanmar,” said Andrew Lind, the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Emergency Coordinator in Cox’s Bazar. Over the past three months, more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state. The most recent influx of some 1,800 in the past week, brings the total population of Rohingya seeking safety in the district to more than 836,000. One 30-year-old woman who arrived in the Balukhali settlement on Monday with her five children told IOM that she fled seven days ago when her village was burned to ground, saying that while one group of attackers kidnapped people another set houses on fire. The family hid for two days in a nearby village before making their way to the border. She explained that with no access to healthcare in Rakhine state, her husband died several months ago. Like the other refugees, the family arrived with almost nothing to the congested settlement, where the humanitarian response tries to catch up with the vast needs of a desperate population. Concerns raised over water safety, security and fear-mongering on the groundMeanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) found that over 60 per cent of water sources tested in the settlements were contaminated with E.coli. Shallow wells located less than 30 feet away from latrines are culpable, with full latrines and a lack of space to drain them contributing to the potentially life-threatening problem.To date, IOM has drilled a total of 374 deep tube wells and installed 4,973 permanent and emergency latrines in the Cox’s Bazar settlements and host communities. Security concerns are also growing as the settlements have become a target for human traffickers. IOM is seeking funding to help better protect the refugees and offer support to survivors of exploitation and human trafficking. In other news, Pope Francis, who is currently in Myanmar, has condemned politicians who propagate alarm over immigration, arguing that fear-mongering engenders violence and racism. In a message about migrants and refugees that the Vatican sent to heads of State and Government before the Pontiff’s trip, he said: “Those who, for what may be political reasons, foment fear of migrants instead of building peace are sowing violence, racial discrimination and xenophobia, which are matters of great worry for all those concerned about the safety of every human being.” After Myanmar, Pope Francis will travel to Bangladesh, where he is expected to meet a small group of Rohingya refugees. read more

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Brock community group celebrates African Heritage Month

Members of the Brock/Niagara African Renaissance Group – student and group president Rihan Rahsi; Jean Ntakirutimana and Richard Ndayizigamiye, professors of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; John Kaethler, director of International Services and Programs Abroad, and Tamari Kitossa, Sociology professor, look at an exhibit of African cloth and underground quilts at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. The exhibit was curated by Visual Arts alumnus Nathan Heuvingh.The Brock/Niagara African Canadian Renaissance Group is hosting a series of events to celebrate African Heritage Month.The month-long program includes an art exhibit of African cloth and Underground quilts, a film about Afro-Iranians, an Underground Railroad tour, and a talk about the War of 1812, Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps of Upper Canada.It will also feature the inaugural Dr. Wilma Morrison Annual African Heritage Lecture. Morrison, a local historian, curator, advocate and educator of black history in Niagara, received an honorary degree from Brock in 2010.Jean AugustineThe Wilma Morrison lecture will feature former Canadian politician the Honourable Jean Augustine. She will talk about her views on diversity and inclusion and address the representation of people of African descent in Canadian politics.“My goal has always been to interest people in our Canadian history,” Morrison said. “It is important for people to know about and be reminded of the people who helped to build this great community.”The month is not only a celebration of African heritage, but “a celebration of our collective world and human histories,” said Richard Ndayizigamiye, a Brock professor and member of the Renaissance Group.The Brock/Niagara African Canadian Renaissance Group is a collective of Brock faculty, staff, students and community members. It includes student clubs like the Roots African Caribbean Society, and community groups such as the African Association of Niagara, the Council of Black Organizations in Niagara and the Black History Society.Here’s a list of Brock/Niagara African Canadian Renaissance Group events:• Feb. 6 to 24: Exhibit of African cloth and Underground quiltsThe Gallery, Sean O’Sullivan Theatre• Friday, Feb. 10: Dr. Wilma Morrison Annual African Heritage LectureJean Augustine will present “Transcending Ghosts of the Past: the future of Black political engagement,” and Morrison will speak about the Black Canadian experience in Southern Ontario. 1 to 3 p.m., Sankey Chamber (View a poster for the lecture in PDF form)• Saturday, Feb. 11: Underground Railway tourOrganized by Roots African Caribbean Society at Brock. Leaves from the Schmon Tower lobby at 8:15 a.m. For more info: brockroots@gmail.com• Thursday, Feb. 16: Screening of Afro-Iranian LivesA film by Behnaz Mirzai, associate professor of History, 5 to 7 p.m., Sankey Chamber• Thursday, March 1Talks by author Ron Dale, “War of 1812: The Coloured Corps” and Wilma Morrison, “Richard Pierpoint and the Coloured Corps,” 4 to 6:30 p.m., Sankey Chamber read more

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Mining companies should share technical information more willingly within the industry

first_imgThe February International Mining Leader (page 3) exhorting better sharing of technical information within the industry has raised a lot of reader approval. Dr Knud Sinding, Honorary Lecturer at Dundee University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy writes: “Great editorial on information sharing. I agree completely, but you might add a few more reasons:1. In mining firms, unwillingness to share information makes little sense because it does not affect competitive position as it would in other industries. Mineral prices and thus revenues to mines are not influenced by improving practices, whether technological or managerial. Only advances so fundamental that they can be protected as intellectual property can really be worth protecting with secrecy2. By sharing information, mines and mining professionals create good will – which in theory ought to lead others to share3. Unwillingness to share information may be partly understood in terms of the gospel preached in business schools, that good ideas are valuable resources, especially those that can’t be protected as intellectuial property4. Given current commodity prices, mining firms will not in a foreseeable future get the major part of their income from the kind of ideas involved in this discussion, protectable or otherwise. And if mining firms can’t recognise good ideas when they see them, maybe they don’t deserve to keep them.last_img read more

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Doucoure is doubtful for the next two Watford matches

first_imgAccording to the team’s manager Javi Gracia, the French midfielder will not play against Newcastle United and is doubtful he will play against Tottenham Hotspur.Watford FC will visit Newcastle United in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Saturday night.And then on Wednesday, they will play against Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.Watford coach Javi Gracia has told the press that midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure will miss the FA Cup fixture and is doubtful he will play against the Spurs.“Doucoure, last week when I spoke with medical staff, they said he could be available but we need to wait,” Gracia said to Sky Sports.“He needs more time to recover his knee. I think he will be available in one week, but we will see.”“In this moment, I don’t know [if he will miss the Tottenham game]. It depends on his evolution,” he added.Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.“I hear news about him, but in this moment he is here, focused on his recovery, and I’m sure he’s only thinking about the next game.”“I don’t want to say something about players that I don’t know anything about. I prefer to focus on our players and to do my job,” he added about transfer rumors.“It’s true in the last FA Cup game we changed a lot of players, but that was the best for us in that moment. We played a lot of games, five in 15 days.”“In this case, it is the same. We try to choose the best options. We are going to change some players, but in this moment I don’t want to say if we’re going to change 11, 10, eight, or two,” he commented.“We’ve played two games against Newcastle and we didn’t win. Now, with different players, maybe we can do it.”Watford is currently in seventh position thanks to a great start of the 2018-2019 EPL season.last_img read more

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Condé Nast Shutters Four Magazines

first_imgUPDATE: Condé Nast CEO: No More Magazine ClosuresThe first wave of big changes have hit Condé Nast following its restructuring evaluation by consultants McKinsey & Company.Effective today, Condé Nast’ is shuttering four magazines: Gourmet, Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride. Brides magazine will increase its frequency to monthly to “solidify its position” in the bridal magazine category. Gourmet’s book publishing and television prgramming will be retained, the company said, and Gourmet recipes will continue to appear on Epicurious.com. Condé Nast also publishes Bon Appetit.The news was announced this morning by CEO Chuck Townsend in a memo to staffers. “These changes, combined with cost and workforce reductions now underway throughout the company, will speed the recovery of our current businesses and enable us to pursue new ventures,” Townsend wrote. “In the coming weeks, we hope to announce initiatives to develop digital versions of our brands that will make use of new devices and distribution channels.”A Condé Nast spokesperson declined to say how many layoffs were associated with the closings.The affected titles had seen a rough first half in regard to advertising page losses, according to Publishers Information Bureau numbers. Through the first half, Gourmet saw ad pages tumble 46.1 percent, Cookie’s ad pages fell 19.5 percent, Elegant Bride’s fell 32.5 percent and Modern Bride saw pages decrease 21.5 percent.last_img read more

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Google Amazon and Microsoft look to move production from China reports says

first_img $999 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may have agreed to a trade war truce at the G20 Summit in Japan, but tech companies are still worried. China News Service/Getty Images President Donald Trump called for a tariff on Chinese-produced goods back in May, and the Chinese government threatened to put a tariff on US goods in retaliation. This caused concern in the tech industry. Although the president says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a truce at the G20 summit in Japan on Sunday, many major tech companies are reportedly still looking to move their manufacturing elsewhere.Amazon, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony, Nintendo, Asus,  Lenovo and Microsoft are some of the companies planning to move production of their products away from China, according to a report Wednesday from Nikkei Asian Review Wednesday. The tech companies already have, or will, begin producing some of their respective electronics in other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, according to the report.A spokesperson for Lenovo said the company has no plans to move and in May it announced a $300 million investment in a new smart manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China. HP says it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation but is “actively monitoring the situation and will continue to work with government officials to advocate for the best interests of customers, partners and consumers.”In June, Apple reportedly began preparations to move 30% of its iPhone production out of China. Although CEO Tim Cook said he’s not worried about tariffs, Apple did send a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative saying tariffs would affect how much it could contribute to the economy.Amazon, Google, Dell, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Asus didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Originally published July 3, 7:22 a.m. PT.Update, 9:38 a.m. PT: Adds comments from HP and Lenovo. Tags See it Best Buy See It Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 Sprint Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Computers Laptops Mobile Boost Mobile $999 reading • Google, Amazon and Microsoft look to move production from China, reports says $999 See It Apple Share your voice • 0 Amazon Dell Google HP Lenovo Microsoft Sony Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Post a comment See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple iPhone XS Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

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Copper River sport and dip net fishing to reopen

first_imgSampling locations for the Chinook salmon smolt and adult abundance studies on the Copper River. (State of Alaska graphic)The Copper River dip net fishery is re-opening after being shut down for more than a month. A dismal early wild sockeye return, which threatened escapement goals, is rebounding, according to Glennallen area state biologist Mark Somerville.Listen now”We’re monitoring hatchery component and overall escapement here to see if we can keep the fishery open,” Somerville said. “And obviously it looks like right now we can. We’ve opened up the personal use fishery for an 84-hour period here starting Thursday at noon through Sunday.”Somerville says sport fishing is also re-opening with a Friday start date. With ensuring escapement in mind, he says managers are working to determine the number of hatchery versus wild sockeye stocks moving upriver.”Trying to figure out whether or not we’re gonna reach that wildstock escapement goal,” Somerville said. “It’s not like the different fish come up in colors or anything like that. They all look the same.”Somerville says historic return timing, and genetic analysis help biologists sort the returning stocks, noting that hatchery fish are internally marked.”The hatchery operator puts their outgoing fry into a strontium bath for about 24 hours. Strontium is a salt, and they incorporate that strontium into the bone structure of their otoliths, which we refer to as ear bones, but it’s a bone we look at for aging,” Somerville said. “And then, when those fish return, those otoliths are taken out. They’re sectioned, they’re polished, they’re coated, and then the department sends them to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to look at them under an electron microscope. And when they use a fluorescent light, the strontium actually shows a green band. And so we can tell if that fish came from the hatchery, or is a natural fish.”Somerville says biologists are also trying to understand why the early part of this season’s run was so weak. He says it may be due to poor ocean survival, but could also reflect its 2013 parent stock, which was heavily harvested in the commercial fishery during the early part of that year’s run.”We tended to pass early fish at a lower level than we did the later fish, and we could be seeing the result of that as well this year,” Somerville said.For dip-netters planning to fish this week’s dip net opening, Somerville notes that the Copper River has been running high and fast, conditions that slow fish movement upriver, and make boating and dip netting challenging. Somerville says cloudy cooler weather the early part of this week should ease the situation.last_img read more

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Dattatreya launches BJP membership drive

first_imgBalanagar: Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Monday launched the BJP membership programme in Kukatpally constituency, giving a call to everyone in Telangana to strengthen the organisation by becoming members. Dattatreya and Medchal Distirct BJP unit president Madhavaram Krishna Rao participated in the meeting as the chief guests. Addressing the party activists, Dattratreya claimed that the TRS and TDP supporters were joining the BJP. Rao urged the party leaders and activists to persuade everyone to join the BJP by explaining its welfare schemes to every household. Former Kukatpally councilor Ponnala Harish Reddy, senior BJP leaders Suryaprakash Rao, Srikar Rao, the Balanagar division president, activists and BJYM leaders participated in the programme.last_img

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Snakebite First aid treatment

first_imgSnakes are the most dreaded organism irrespective of the toxicity. Snakes are elongated legless, carnivorous reptiles which frighten the public a lot. They are encountered in all kinds of geographic areas such as land, marshes, water. Snakes are predominantly encountered in agricultural areas but also found among urban population due to excavations, ongoing construction work and water filled pits and holes, which forces the snakes to come out. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Snakebites account for 5.4 million bites every year, 2.5 million fatalities and 1.25 million deaths annually. Snake bite injects venom with each bite, which is responsible for various effects in the body. Though many deaths occur due to envenomation, significant few occur due to terror following bite. What are the effects of snake venom? Snake venom contains complex proteins which causes hemorrhage, tissue edema, tissue necrosis, ptosis, paralysis. Each Snake bite injects approximately 63mg of Venom. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us There are 2 types of toxicities seen with snake bites: 1. Hemorrhagic toxicity seen with Viper bite. Hemorrhage, Tissue Necrosis, Disseminated Intravascular coagulation, Hemoptysis, Hematemesis, Hematuria, Renal failure 2. Neurotoxicity seen with Cobra Bite. Ptosis, External Ophthalmoplegia, Dysphagia, Flaccid Quadriparesis, Neck Muscle Weakness, Respiratory paralysis, Respiratory Depression. Advertise With Us Types of anti-snake venom available in India In India, only Polyvalent Anti Snake venom is available which is effective against lethal four snakes i.e., Cobra, Viper, krait, Saw scaled viper. Each vial of ASV can neutralise 6mg of Cobra, Viper venom each and 4.5 mg of Krait and saw scaled viper venom. On an average, each snake bite requires 10-12 vials for neutralising the venom. The dose of ASV is same for pregnant mother and children. It doesn’t vary according to the bodyweight Can ASV be given even before reaching hospital? Many gated communities are trying to store ASV with the fear of snakebite. It is not advisable to give ASV without the supervision of a qualified physician as ASV is prone to cause many allergic reactions and can cause anaphylactic shock as well. ASV should be stored below 8C temperature and the effect will be lost if exposed to room temperature for long period. ASV is available in the powder form which needs to be reconstituted into clear liquid form and further diluted in 500ml of IV fluid before injecting. ASV should be given as soon as possible but there is no time limit to administer ASV. It is given as long as coagulopathy persisits upto 1 week or more in some instances. What are the treatment modalities? There are 4 types of treatment we provide to the victims of snakebite: Physiological Antidote: by giving ASV to neutralise the venom; Pharmacological Support: Neostigmine/ Atropine/ CalciumGluconate for addressing ptosis, Bradycardia or myocardial Depression; Mechanical ventilation support: for Respiratory Depression; and, Local Treatment for the wound: with appropriate dressings to prevent further local tissue damage. The successful outcome of the snakebite depends on the conglomerate of all the above treatments and not dependent on the ASV use alone. (Writer is Senior Consultant, Academic Director & HOD, Institute of Trauma & Emergency Medicine, Continental Hospitals)By Dr Sree Sowjanya Patibandlalast_img read more

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Chidambaram being hunted for exposing government Priyanka

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday came out in support of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram saying he is being “shamefully” hunted down for exposing the failures of the central government. A day after the Delhi High Court rejected the former Minister’s anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case, Gandhi called Chidambaram an extremely qualified and respected member of the Rajya Sabha, and added that the party stands by its leader and “will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are”. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us “He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government, but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down,” she tweeted. The INX Media case pertains to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the media group for receiving overseas funds over Rs 300 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister. Chidambaram, the former Home and Finance Minister, had been targeting the BJP at the Centre on economic to national security issues.last_img read more

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How Well Did Houston Media Cover Harvey Reporters Discuss

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /08:56center_img Listen KHOUKHOU’s Brandi Smith reporting live after her station was evacuated during flooding from Harvey. As Hurricane Harvey made its path towards the Texas coast, news media outlets geared up for the long haul of heavy coverage before, during, and well after the storm. Our colleagues here at Houston Public Media worked here on campus, in the field, and even from their own homes, as the floodwaters rose, aiming to keep listeners informed about the situation.To dig into the intricacies that come with reporting on disasters like Harvey, we talk with guests associated with three media outlets from TV, radio, and print: Doug Miller, former reporter at KHOU 11; Aurora Losada, Houston Public Media’s director of digital operations; and St. John Barned-Smith, public safety reporter for the Houston Chronicle.VIDEO: Houston Public Media’s Lisa Shumate and KHOU’s Susan McEldoon share the story of how the two stations came together during Harvey to keep the public informed — even as KHOU was flooded and had to evacuate their production facility.last_img read more

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Jeff Lucas Former Snap Sales Boss Hired by Verizons Oath VP of

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Jeff Lucas, who exited as global head of sales for Snapchat parent company Snap earlier this year, has now taken the Oath.Lucas has joined Verizon’s Oath division, which combines the businesses of AOL and Yahoo, as VP and head of Americas sales. In the newly created role, he oversees Oath’s national and midmarket sales teams in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Lucas is based in New York and reports to John DeVine, chief revenue officer.Prior to joining Snap in 2016, Lucas worked at Viacom for 11 years, most recently as head of sales and marketing. While at the media conglomerate, he led Viacom’s Vantage big-data program and helped launch Viacom Velocity, its integrated marketing and branded-content division.Before that, he was at Universal Television Group/NBCUniversal Cable Group, serving as president of ad sales, marketing, and cross-platform initiatives, and was NBC’s VP of Olympic sales and marketing.center_img “Jeff brings exceptional experience to this new leadership position at Oath and he will play a vital role as we drive brand building solutions for premium brands in the coming year,” DeVine said in announcing the hire. “With over 20 years of senior sales management expertise, Jeff will help deliver on our expansive growth plans in the Americas region.”The announcement of Lucas’s hiring comes ahead of Oath’s 2018 Digital Content NewFronts presentation for advertisers, scheduled for May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Manhattan’s Pier 26.last_img read more

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Bodies of 2 slain jawans reach city

first_imgKolkata: The mortal remains of the two martyred CRPF personnel — Bablu Santra and Sudip Biswas arrived at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport on Saturday afternoon, four hours behind schedule after a special air force flight developed snag at Patna airport.Encased in plywood coffins, draped in the national Tricolour, the mortal remains of the two CRPF personnel were brought out of the airport. A ceremonial honouring of the two martyrs was conducted inside a makeshift structure outside the airport. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseA minute’s silence was observed before the bodies were put in trucks for being driven to their homes for the last rites. The martyred CRPF personnel were given guard of honour at the airport at around 3.30 pm soon after different wings of the armed forces, CRPF officials and Bidhannagar Police Commissioner laid wreaths amidst the sounding of bugles by a contingent of the paramilitary force. The family members of the victims also reached the airport in the morning to take the mortal remains with them. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSantra was a head constable with the CRPF’s 35 Battalion while Biswas was a constable with the 95 Battalion. They were among the 40 CRPF personnel who were martyred in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. Santra was from West Rajbangshipara village in Howrah district. The other CRPF jawan, Sudip Biswas, hailed from Hanspukur village of Tehatta in Nadia. As the news of the mortal remains of the two martyrs being brought to the city spread, a large number of people from the neighbouring areas started congregating outside the airport to have a glimpse. Hundreds of mourners who assembled outside the airport chanted slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. Many of them carried festoons and banners strongly condemning the incident. People were so outraged that they also shouted anti-Pakistan slogans. The mortal remains were taken to their villages in the evening for the last rites. People in large number gathered on both sides of the road in the two districts — Nadia and Howrah to show their last respect when the decorated coffins were being brought to their respective houses. It was learnt that the last rites of the martyrs would be performed at a local crematorium on late Saturday evening.last_img read more

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