Former Indigenous NHLers tour Yukon communities

first_imgShirley McLeanAPTN NewsIt wasn’t the typical lunchtime floor hockey game for the Teslin students in the Yukon.They were playing with some new competition – Indigenous hockey players who once played in the National Hockey League.Like John Chabot, Arron Asham, Laurie Boschman and others.There was eight players in total, including heavyweight Jason Simon.The former enforcer with the New York Islanders remembered words his grandfather once told him.“Jason, remember this: that your Native and you’ll always have one strike against you,” recalled Simon.Simon has put the gloves down and found a new passion as a motivational speaker.“My peers would bully me and say ‘Jason you’re never going to make the NHL, who do you think you are? Have a toke, have a beer’ and I said no this is my dream and I will play in the NHL,” he said.Like the students in the classroom many of the players come from small Indigenous communities.Grade 9 student Tristan Kremer is too young to remember any of the players but their message of fighting for what you believe in hit home.“Just basically get a mindset and keep your mind to it and hopefully get there,” said Kremer.smclean@aptn.calast_img read more

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Monday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Mon Fri 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2529 1.2487 1.2672 1.3145 British Pound 1.6627 1.6606 1.6553 1.6001 Japanese Yen 0.0112 0.0112 0.0113 0.0126 Euro in U.S. 1.1803 1.1836 1.1454 1.0971 Euro in Cdn 1.4788 1.4780 1.4515 1.4422Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

New UNbacked flood management project for Africas Limpopo River unveiled

The project, funded by the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) wing of the Global Environment Facility and executed by the UN Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT), aims to improve the way land along the river is managed, boost the ability of governments, local authorities and communities to respond to extreme flooding events and establish early-warning systems. A key feature will be improving cooperation among the three countries concerned – Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe – as well as forging closer links in areas such as flood forecasting in consultation with other nations that have dams on the Limpopo.Studies pinpointing regional and national gaps in flood warning and alert systems will be undertaken alongside improved training for national experts in these areas. In addition, surveys of “safe” areas will also be carried out to identify areas along the lower Limpopo River basin where both people and livestock can go when a flood alert is issued. read more

Ecommerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to 243 billion to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2014 2:34 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – China’s Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO, an amount that would be the most ever raised by a company heading into its stock market debut.The e-commerce company is hoping to sell up to 368 million shares for $60 to $66 apiece. Alibaba Group Ltd. set the price target in a regulatory filing late Friday, setting the stage for the company to make its long-awaited debut on the New York Stock Exchange later this month.At $66 per share, Alibaba would debut with a market value of $163 billion. That’s more than all but a handful of technology companies that have been around for much longer than Alibaba, which Jack Ma started 15 years ago in his apartment. E-commerce company Alibaba Group seeks to raise up to $24.3 billion to set new IPO record read more

Insecticidetreated nets protect livestock and boost milk yields in UN pilot projects

“The nets are environmentally safe and have drastically cut the number of flies, mosquitoes and other disease-transmitting insect vectors by close to 90 per cent,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement, referring to a project in Kisii, Kenya, in the country’s western highlands. The nets have also cut down the cases of mastitis, a bacterial disease that can be spread by flies as well as poor hygiene during milking, according to FAO.In addition, the Rome-based UN agency said that preliminary findings reported a 40 per cent decrease in cases of malaria in the farmers’ homes.In countries like Kenya, where smallholders owning just one or a few cows care for 80 per cent of the dairy animals and produce more than three-quarters of the country’s milk, the loss of an animal can devastate a family economically. “We were treating animals that were already sick, but they kept dying. So we needed to look at the real culprits – the insects that transmit disease in the first place,” said Burkhard Bauer, an independent Senior Scientific Advisor of the Free University of Berlin working on the FAO project. A farmer in the Kisii area, Mary Munyega Nyandeo, told FAO that the nets have improved the quantity of milk she gets, putting more money in her pocket.“I used to milk around 2 litres of milk, but since the nets were brought and the flies disappeared, I now milk around 4 or 5 litres a day, so I make profit,” Ms. Nyandeo said.In Ghana, similar nets are used to protect smallholder pig farms. A third pilot project is getting underway in Burkina Faso. The nets are ecologically safe and efficient since the animals do not have to be coated repeatedly with insecticides. “The insecticide used is made from the same chemicals used in pet flea collars,” said Raffaele Mattioli, Senior Officer with FAO’s Animal Health Service in Rome.The insecticide-treated nets also potentially eliminate ticks, which holds promise for tick-borne diseases such as East Coast Fever in Eastern Africa, Mr. Mattioli added. read more

Nominations now open for Brocks 2017 Teaching Assistant Awards

The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation is now seeking nominations for awards recognizing the important contributions of teaching assistants, seminar leaders and lab demonstrators.Four honours will be given out, including the TA Award, Novice TA Award, Graduate TA Award and International TA Award.Deadline for submissions is March 15.Nomination packages can be submitted electronically to cpi@brocku.ca or by hard copy to Attention: Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, TH 136.The April 30 deadline is also approaching for Brock University’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.For more information, visit the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation website.

Football 2014 quarterback recruit Stephen Collier announced retirement

Quterbacks Stephen Collier (13), J.T. Barrett (16) and Cardale Jones (12) get work in at the first day of camp on August 10, 2015 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Photo Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Stephen Collier announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, leaving the Buckeyes with four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.He missed the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL injury during spring practice.Collier enrolled at OSU in the spring of 2014 after graduating early from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia. He has been on scholarship for three seasons and graduated from OSU in just over three years with a degree in strategic communications.In an exclusive with Land of 10, Collier, a former 3-star recruit, said that he is pursuing a master’s degree and will be contributing to the program in a behind-the-scenes role.Collier’s retirement moves OSU closer to the 85 scholarship limit in 2017.Here is Collier’s written letter. read more

How France And Croatia Made It To The World Cup Final In

After weeks of golazos, flops and inaccurate estimates of stoppage time, the World Cup is nearly over. We’ve been tracking, and forecasting, each team’s chances as the tournament has unfolded, and we thought it would be fun to look back at how the final between France and Croatia got made. Our final pre-match predictions give France a 59 percent and Croatia a 41 percent of winning it all in Russia — but at the start of the knockout round, their chances of winning the trophy were only 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Here are the paths each team took to the final game.Check out our latest World Cup predictions.

Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing announced at Trinity College

first_imgTRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN has announced that a lecturer of English has been appointed as the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at the university.Professor Chris Morash, who lectured at NUI Maynooth where he also set up the Centre for Media Studies, has published widely on Irish writing.The professorship was named after one of Ireland’s greatest writers and Nobel laureates, who died in August of last year. Heaney had a long-standing relationship with TCD having been made an Honorary Fellow in 1998.The provost of TCD said that the appointment will form part of Heaney’s legacy to Irish writing and literary studies.“The professorship was established in the last year of the great poet’s life and he had expressed delight at his association with it,” said Dr Patrick Prendergast. “We hope to fulfill the aspirations for the role that we had discussed with him at the time, and build on Trinity’s extraordinary literary tradition with significant impact for writing in Ireland and internationally”.The new professorship was set up with the philanthropic support of several benefactors, including Dr Martin Naughton, the Chair of Glen Dimplex, and American businessman and philanthropist Dr Mark Pigott.Chris Morash did his PhD at Trinity College Dublin in the last 1980s and has worked at NUI Maynooth since 1990. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2007.Read: The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures > Read: Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories >last_img read more

CyanogenMod 10 stable released Galaxy S3 build available now

first_imgBy using the code provided by Google’s Android Open Source Project, developers have been able to build their own version of Android. The largest of these forks is CyanogenMod, whose current user base has exceeded 2.5 million active Android smartphones and tablets. That group will be happy to learn that version 10 for CyanogenMod is now available.Based on Android 4.1, CyangenMod 10 takes all of the public features from Android and adds in their own flavor including the Apollo music player to act as a replacement for the stock Music app (which Google hasn’t updated from Google in a while) and the new CM File Manager, which comes pre-loaded in order to make a more complete OS. CM10 also features a “rootless” mode where users can run the OS without SuperUser being constantly available, and the ability to update the OS over the air without the use of a third party tool.The stable release of CM10 includes stability and performance fixes that have been implemented from tests done during the nightly builds.Over the next few weeks, CM10 will become available to all of phones and tablets listed at get.cm. Currently, the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and several LG phones already have builds ready to install. If you are using CM nightly builds, your phone should notify you that a stable build is available, otherwise you will need to install the ROM through a recovery manager. Like any good open source project, the CM team has finished one project just in time to start another.The source code for Android 4.2 is now available, so expect new nightlies from CyanogenMod sometime soon.last_img read more

Box après Free SFR inclut les appels gratuits vers les mobiles

first_imgBox : après Free, SFR inclut les appels gratuits vers les mobilesFree avait frappé fort lorsqu’il a lancé sa Freebox Revolution, en annonçant qu’elle incluerait les appels mobiles. Aujourd’hui, SFR lui emboîte le pas.Free avait réussi à se faire remarquer le mois dernier en lançant son offre incluant des appels gratuits vers les mobiles au travers de sa box. Pour concurrencer l’opérateur, SFR intégrera cette option dans sa nouvelle box “Evolution” la semaine prochaine, indique LeFigaro.fr. En plus de SFR, d’autres opérateurs pourraient s’aligner sur le mouvement initié par Free. Mais c’est un pari audacieux puisque les montants liés aux appels vers les mobiles conservent une part importante dans le total d’une facture. SFR a réalisé une bonne opération en 2010 en enregistrant plus de 329.000 nouveaux abonnés de janvier à septembre et compte poursuivre sur sa dynamique malgré le succès de la Freebox version 6.Le 11 janvier 2011 à 12:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fécondation in vitro un bébé né grâce à une nouvelle méthode plus

first_imgFécondation in vitro : un bébé né grâce à une nouvelle méthode plus sûreDans un hôpital de Londres, un petit garçon est né grâce à une nouvelle méthode de fécondation in vitro (FIV). Plus sûre, elle permettrait d’éviter certaines complications chez la future mère lors de la stimulation ovarienne.La fécondation in vitro est une technique de procréation médicament assistée (PMA) destinée à aider les couples qui ont des difficultés à avoir un enfant. Réalisée en laboratoire, elle consiste à mettre en contact l’ovocyte de la future mère avec le spermatozoïde de son conjoint afin de créer un embryon qui sera ensuite implanté dans l’utérus de la femme, où il pourra se développer normalement. Toutefois, mettre en oeuvre cette technique demande de la préparation et notamment que la future mère prenne un traitement afin que ces ovaires libèrent en même temps plusieurs ovocytes (stimulation ovarienne). Ceci permet de disposer de plusieurs cellules pour la fécondation in vitro. Mais les médicaments actuellement utilisés dans ce but ne sont pas sans risque pour la femme. Dans de rares cas (1 sur 100), le traitement peut conduire à l’apparition d’une complication grave appelée “syndrome d’hyperstimulation ovarienne” (HSO). Au lieu de produire quelques ovocytes comme prévu, les ovaires grossissent et en libèrent un grand nombre. Dans la majorité des cas, les symptômes restent relativement modérés (douleurs au niveau du ventre, nausées, vomissements) et disparaissent en quelques jours avec une mise au repos. Néanmoins, il arrive que le syndrome soit plus sévère et provoque des palpitations, des difficultés à respirer, voire une insuffisance rénale. La femme peut alors être sérieusement malade. D’où l’importance des travaux réalisés par des médecins britanniques.Une protéine naturelle pour stimuler les ovaires En effet, une équipe du Hammersmith Hospital et de l’Imperial College London est parvenue à développer une nouvelle méthode qui présenterait moins de risques pour la future mère. Présentée à la réunion annuelle de l’Endocrine Society, elle a même déjà permis de donner naissance à un petit garçon, aujourd’hui âgé de huit semaines. Concrètement, cette méthode consiste à utiliser une molécule plus naturelle pour stimuler la production ovarienne de la femme : la kisspeptine. Produite dans le cerveau, cette famille de protéine est déjà connue pour jouer un rôle dans la puberté et la fertilité. C’est pourquoi les chercheurs ont eu l’idée de tester son efficacité pour la FIV. L’essai clinique a été mené sur 30 femmes : la protéine a fonctionné chez 29 d’entre elles et 28 ont été capables de fournir des ovocytes pour la FIV et ce, sans complication selon les chercheurs. C’est l’une d’entre elles, Suzie âgée de 34 ans, qui a donné naissance au bébé prénommé Heath. “Nous avons déjà un fils, Lochlann, conçu grâce à une FIV donc je ne pensais pas que nous pourrions être aussi chanceux une nouvelle fois. Nous sommes tellement tellement reconnaissants”, a t-elle expliqué citée par la BBC. Pour le Dr Geoffrey Trew, qui a réalisé la FIV au Hammersmith Hospital de Londres, les résultats ont été encore plus prometteurs qu’ils ne le pensaient. Une méthode plus sûre à confirmer”Nous sommes absolument ravis que l’étude ait conduit à la naissance d’un garçon en bonne santé”. “Chaque année, des milliers de couples créent une famille en utilisant le traitement de la FIV et si nous pouvons travailler afin d’éliminer le risque de HSO, en utilisant la kisspeptine naturellement produite, alors nous pouvons aider encore plus de femmes et rendre le traitement potentiellement plus sûr”, a précisé le Dr Trew. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Ce qui a été le traitement conventionnel durant les 30 dernières années est risqué. Cela ressemble donc à une autre voie pour rendre tout le processus de FIV plus sûr”, a confirmé de son côté un autre expert, le Pr Richard Fleming de la British Fertility Society. Cependant, il faudra encore attendre plusieurs années avant que cette méthode ne puisse être généralisée. Des essais de plus grand ampleur doivent encore être menés pour confirmer l’efficacité du traitement et déterminer dans quel(s) cas il peut convenir. L’utilisation de la kisspeptine pourrait ainsi par exemple, devenir une alternative proposée aux femmes qui présentent des facteurs de risque de HSO.Le 18 juin 2013 à 13:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Eden Hazard reveals his greatest player of alltime

first_imgChelsea star player Eden Hazard has revealed who he believes is the greatest player of all-time.The Belgian international says he reckons one player stands alone as the best to ever step onto a football pitchThe Belgian International keyed into the debate surrounding who is the greatest footballer of all-time between Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi.Hazard says he considers Messi to be the GOAT after playing against him in 2017/2018 Champions League campaign where Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“There aren’t two GOATs, there’s only one and it’s him,” Hazard told Belgian publication HLN via The Mirror when asked about Messi.“My two matches against Barcelona were far from my favourite memories of 2018, but I was happy to face Barcelona and Messi.“It didn’t turn out how I wanted, though.“I was disappointed.”last_img read more

MA Prospects 2009

first_imgOther attendees said they are still looking for traditional media as well. Reed Exhibitions CEO Mike Rusbridge said Reed is exploring acquisitions in the U.S. “We haven’t seen anything as appealing as expos,” he added. “Conferences don’t do it and events in general don’t do it either.” Many attendees spoke of developing print models more dependent on subscriptions and paid content. The Economist Group’s Roll Call gets 50 percent of revenue from subscriptions. Overall, The Economist Group has seen events impacted more severely than print, according to director of development Todd Tauber. The number of media acquisitions has plummeted over the last year and there’s little chance of a rebound in 2009, particularly for the blockbuster, private equity-driven deals that dominated the marketplace until recently. However, attendees at last month’s DeSilva & Phillips Media Dealmakers Summit said they are looking for deals, particularly as prices that have soared during the latest boom, come back to earth. “The last three deals we did were 3X, tops,” said Pat Kenealy, managing director of IDG Ventures SF. “You can do deals now at a price you wouldn’t have dreamed of a year ago.”Kenealy said social networks are monetizeable. “We’re seeing business models emerge,” he added. “We invested in a company that makes Facebook applications for industries such as nursing. Six months later there were more than 600,000 nurses using it. Compare that to the typical controlled circulation.” Print, Events Still Worthy last_img read more

Magazine CEO to Get Tattoo to Commemorate Web Traffic Milestone

first_imgBut for all I know, Donahue (who blogs regularly for FOLIO:) may already have a bunch of tattoos.I’ve met him several times so if he does, he keeps them well covered.Anyway, the tattoo idea, as these things generally do, originated as aspontaneous, “half-kidding” pact—at Comic Con,no less—inspired by a science themed online tattoo gallery curated byone of Discover’s bloggers. Donahue and Plait promised to get tattoosif the site tripled its traffic.Taking it a step further, they’re engaging their audience to helpwith ideas. “Now that has actually happened, we’re committed to doingit,” said Donahue in a statement announcing the traffic spike. “I thinkI’m getting a fish and Phil is getting a galaxy, but we’re also excitedto see what the readers come up with.”Not sure how science-y a fish is, but I bet Discover’s audience willget into it with the fervor of a teachers-versus-students kickballtournament.[Photo illustration: FOLIO:] Here’s one way to drum up interest in an otherwise benign press release.Discover Magazine’s Web site hit 1.7 million uniques in March and its blog, Bad Astronomy,broke the 2 million page view barrier. The unique visitor metric isthree times the site’s traffic a year earlier. To celebrate, CEO HenryDonahue and blogger Phil Plait will be getting tattoos.Now we’ve all heard about brand ambassadors, especially amongeditors, but having the CEO drop himself into the community interplayby commemorating a brand milestone with something as permanent as atattoo is particularly cool, if not slightly weird.last_img read more

US goes alone on Iran

first_imgUS president Donald Trump is poised to break with US allies and withdraw his backing from the Iran nuclear accord, undermining a landmark victory of multilateral diplomacy.On Friday, the “America First” president is expected to declare to Congress that retaining the 2015 agreement is no longer in the US national interest.This in itself does not mean the deal will collapse. US lawmakers will have 60 days to decide whether they want to “snap back” the sanctions Washington has suspended.But it will mark a clear break with Washington’s allies, who have pleaded with Trump to respect the accord, and a fierce blow to the multilateral international order.The agreement was signed between Iran and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the US — at talks coordinated by the European Union.UN nuclear inspectors say Iran is meeting the technical requirements of its side of the bargain, dramatically curtailing its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.So, while US officials still insist that “America First” does not mean “America Alone,” on this issue they are starkly isolated. The other signatories all back the deal.”This is the worst deal. We got nothing,” Trump thundered to Fox News on Wednesday. “We did it out of weakness when actually, we have great strength.”Trump, whose address to this year’s UN General Assembly was a hymn to national sovereignty, has been railing against the Iran deal since before he was elected.- Allies pleading -In office, he has chafed at being required under US law to re-certify Iran’s compliance with the accord every 90 days, declaring that Tehran has broken it “in spirit.”Now, as he prepares to roll out a broader US strategy to combat Iran’s expanding power in the Middle East, he feels the time has come to turn his back on the deal.Right up until the last minute, America’s closest allies have urged Trump to think again.After his nationalist UN speech, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned that the deal “doesn’t belong to one country… it belongs to the international community.”US allies have not been convinced by the argument that the deal fell short because it left Iran free to develop ballistic missiles and sponsor proxy militias in its region.”Mixing everything means risking everything,” a French diplomatic source told AFP. “The existential threat is the bomb. The nuclear deal is not meant to solve Lebanon’s problems.”Europe fears not only that Iran will resume the quest for the bomb but that the US is relinquishing its leadership role in a stable, rules-based international system.On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May called the White House to impress upon her government’s “strong commitment to the deal alongside our European partners.”In parallel, her foreign minister, Boris Johnson, told his US counterpart Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “that the nuclear deal was an historic achievement.””It was the culmination of 13 years of painstaking diplomacy and has increased security, both in the region and in the UK,” he argued.But the US administration barely acknowledged the calls, and European diplomats in Washington privately complain that their message is not getting through.- ‘We will see’ -One Western diplomat said that once Trump “decertifies” the deal their efforts will move to Congress, where they will urge US lawmakers not to re-impose sanctions.”Our embassy is working with the legislature,” German foreign ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said this week. “We are looking for dialogue, to explain our arguments.”They will find some sympathetic ears in Congress but this won’t move Trump. His most senior foreign policy advisers have also urged him to back the deal, to no avail.Last week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis was asked whether he believes the Iran deal remains in the US national interest.”Yes, senator, I do,” he replied.”I believe at this point in time, absent indication to the contrary, it is something that the president should consider staying with.”Since that testimony, Mattis and Tillerson have had lunch with Trump and discussed Iran, but Trump later spoke once more against the deal on Fox television.”We will see what happens pretty soon,” Trump warned.On Thursday, in another dramatic sign of Washington’s foreign policy direction, the US announced that it was withdrawing from the United Nations science and cultural organization UNESCO.France’s UN ambassador expressed dismay, warning “we need an America that stays committed to world affairs.”last_img read more

Teens Lie In At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

first_img Share Evan Vucci/APDemonstrators participate in a “lie-in” during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House. Grassroots groups are planning hundreds more protests in coming weeks.A group of teenagers who say they are desperate for some action on gun control staged a silent “lie-in” outside the White House Monday, in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week.Right now: Teens for Gun Reform protesting outside of White House. Just started reading names of children killed by gun violence. #parkland pic.twitter.com/7p1gC8XVRF— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) February 19, 2018The event was organized over Facebook by a group called Teens for Gun Reform, which listed their intentions in a post: “By doing this, we will make a statement on the atrocities which have been committed due to the lack of gun control, and send a powerful message to our government that they must take action now.”Dozens of students assuming the pose of corpses lay on the sidewalk in view of the White House, with their arms crossed over the chests.The somber protests lasted only a few minutes “in order to symbolize how quickly someone, such as the Parkland [Florida] shooter, is able to purchase a gun in America,” organizers wrote, alluding to Nikolas Cruz, who, according to court documents, confessed to firing on unarmed students and teachers with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.The Valentine’s Day rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 dead and 15 wounded.“We must stand together in solidarity as the younger generations, and show our legislators that we demand reform in order to feel safer in our classrooms,” the group declared on Facebook.The D.C. area group is part of a groundswell of students across the country challenging politicians they argue have failed to make schools a safe haven from gun violence. They are organizing rallies and a national walkouts demanding stronger gun laws.Students from the Florida high school are planning a massive rally against school and gun violence called “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C. on March 24.Smaller rallies and protests are being organized in cities around the U.S.“We’re going to have, in every major city, somewhere that people all across the country can go to,” Brendan Duff, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told NPR.He said students “want to feel engaged, and they want to work they’re doing something to help. And this is it.”The Women’s March youth branch, EMPOWER, is also organizing a national school walk out on March 14, the one month anniversary of the Florida shooting. CNN says the rallies are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for 17 minutes — one for each victim who lost their life in the massacre.Meanwhile, the White House says President Trump will host a listening session with high school students and teachers on Wednesday and meet with state local security officials on Thursday.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Anticonversion law needed Kalraj Mishra

first_imgAmdist ongoing row over “ghar wapsi”, BJP leader and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said an anti-coversion law was needed and every party must support it.”We have been saying from the beginning that a law should be framed on conversion and every party should support it. I am of the opinion that an effective law should be enacted on this issue,” he told PTI in an interview. Kalraj said he had already favoured framing of such a law. He also made it clear that the party had nothing to do with the the ‘ghar wapsi’ programme of VHP.last_img

Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn FaceOff Whats the Best Supercheap Tablet

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The Onn’s back is textured in a way that it makes a bad-sounding noise if you scratch a fingernail over it.At 10.1 ounces in weight and 0.4 inches thick, Fire 7 is a bit lighter than the Walmart Onn (12.2 ounces, 0.4 inches), though that makes sense, given that the latter’s an inch larger than the former.MORE: Best Tablets – Top Tablets on the MarketThe Fire 7 includes a headphone jack and microSD reader, the same ports you get with the Onn.Winner: Fire 7 Buy the Amazon Fire 7DisplayWatching an episode from the Amazon Original show Fleabag on the Fire 7 and Walmart Onn (placed side by side), the difference felt like night and day. The Onn’s screen produced such a dimmer image that I had to squint at star Phoebe Waller-Bridge to see details in her face; she had lost the rosieness in her cheeks, and her skin had turned a sickly hue.I couldn’t see a notable extra sharpness in the Onn, even though it has an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 panel, which is sharper and larger than the Fire 7’s 7-inch, 1024 x 600 screen. Neither display is high res, but I’m betting the Onn’s dimness is dulling out any fine details from that slate’s screen.According to our colorimeter, the Walmart Onn edges out a win in terms of color output, producing 73% of the sRGB gamut to the 66% rating from the Fire 7. The Amazon slate has the edge in brightness, however, emitting up to 370 nits, which outshines the 273 nits from the Walmart Onn.MORE: Kids Tablets to Buy (or Avoid)While both tablets darken notably when viewed at 30 degrees to the left or right, the Walmart Onn has the more pronounced difference, as it’s got the lower max brightness to begin with.Winner: Fire 7 Buy the Walmart OnnPerformanceNeither the Amazon Fire 7 nor the Walmart Onn is built to impress with speed. Both pack a 1.3-GHz quad-core processor, and the Fire 7 has 1GB of RAM while the Onn has 2GB. As I navigated the slates’ interfaces, pulling up websites, opening apps and performing general, low-impact usage, I didn’t see a huge difference between the two. Each tablet even takes a moment to realize that you tapped an app before it opens or to load the keyboard after you tap the URL field. To test the tablets’ gaming chops, I opened the relatively modest Asphalt 8 on both, and played the game on the two slates side by side. Cars looked sharp in both, but frame rates, for both, were sluggish and slow.The Fire 7’s score of 1,922 on the Geekbench 4 performance test might be low, but it still beats the Walmart Onn’s 1,415. Winner: Fire 7 Software and special featuresIf you’re all about the apps, you might have a problem with the Fire 7. That’s because this slate runs Fire OS, which doesn’t include the Google Play store. The Walmart Onn, however, runs the real, untainted Android operating system, so it isn’t missing anything. This means Fire 7 users depend on the subset of Android apps that made it to the Amazon Appstore. When I compared the top 20 free and paid apps on Google Play against what’s in the Amazon Appstore, I found that the Amazon shop has only 11 out of the 20 top free apps and 5 out of the top 20 paid apps from the Google Play store. Missing apps include Snapchat, Wish, WhatsApp and Cash App, while available apps include Instagram, TikTok and Netflix.MORE: Walmart Sets Fire to Amazon with Three New Tablets Under $100Amazon households, though, may prefer the Fire 7 because of its Alexa integration, which just improved in the 2019 model. Now, you can activate Alexa without a tap or touch, just with your voice (which should have been the default since Alexa made it to that tablet).Winner: Walmart OnnBattery lifeWhen it comes to life on a single charge, the Fire 7 lasts longer, but there’s one thing you should know in order to optimize the Amazon slate’s endurance. On the Laptop Mag battery test (web browsing at 150 nits), the Fire 7 made it 6 hours and 56 minutes, beating the Walmart Onn’s time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.However, we got an even better score from the Fire 7 with hands-free Alexa on. . With the setting enabled, the Fire 7 got a time of 6 hours and 16 minutes, which is a pretty notable drop. That means if Alexa is enabled, it’s using more of your battery to stay listening. Winner: Fire 7ValueThe Walmart Onn costs $64, which is $14 more than the $50 Fire 7. However, the Fire 7 costs $65 after you pay Amazon to lay off slashing your lock screen with “special offer” ads. The Fire 7 will save you some cash, but only if you’re willing to deal with some baked-in Amazon promotions. Winner: TieOverall Winner: Amazon Fire 7 Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Display7 inches, 1024 x 6008 inches, 1280 x 800 Weight10.1 ounces12.2 ounces Author Bio Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart OnnWe’ve got a new contender in the war for best super-affordable tablet. See how it fared against the reigning king, Amazon’s Fire 7.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/mazon-fire-7-vs-walmart-onn?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:4502:45Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 Operating System, Special Features (10)610 Henry T. Casey, on Storage16GB | 32GB16GB Design (10)87 Amazon Fire 7Walmart Onn Amazon Fire 7Walmart Onn CPU/RAM1.3GHz quad-core/1GB1.3GHz quad-core CPU/2GB Display (10)2418 Battery Life6:56 (Alexa off) | 6:16 (Alexa on)5:29 Value (15)1010 Amazon has long owned the market for cheap tablets. Walmart’s butting in, though, recently launching the $64 8-inch Onn to face the $50 Amazon Fire 7.The Onn offers an unadulterated version of Android, but does this new challenger pose a threat to the Fire 7’s dominance? Here’s how the Walmart Onn and Amazon Fire 7 stack up. Amazon Fire 7 vs. Walmart Onn Specs Henry T. Casey, Size7.6 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches8.2 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches Walmart’s Onn is priced to compete with the Fire 7, and the challenger wins my respect for its superior app store. But it fails to match Amazon’s $50 standard in every other way. The Fire 7’s brighter screen, better back panel and longer battery life add up to a winning proposition. 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Konica Minolta Demonstrates Ultrasound Rheumatology Reporting Package at ACRARHP Annual Meeting

first_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more November 8, 2017 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. presented its ultrasound systems and wireless digital radiology (DR) imaging technologies, both optimized for rheumatology practices, at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-8 in San Diego. The company sponsored several workshops dedicated to ultrasound education for rheumatologists, and also announced the availability of high definition (HD) and high dynamic range (HDR) X-ray imaging with AeroDR HD.The Rheumatology Reporting Package for the SonImage HS1 delivers an efficient way to track the disease activity score of a patient and organize ultrasound studies, including storing still images with real-time clips. This integrated, customizable protocol can be operated with a foot switch, allowing the operator to move quickly through the exam without taking their hands off the probe.The HS1 System also features Simple Needle Visualization (SNV) software to enhance needle clarity. The advanced algorithm is based on the movement of the needle and surrounding tissue, improving visibility for both in-plane and out-of-plane needle approaches. The resulting clarity of the needle, especially in steep angle approaches, enables increased accuracy in needle placement, making the portable ultrasound system an ideal solution for pain management guided injections, according to Konica Minolta.The SonImage HS1 Compact Ultrasound System also offers advanced musculoskeletal (MSK) functionality to deliver high image quality and contrast resolution for diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases. Ultrasound plays an important role in detecting abnormalities and assessing inflammatory joints, making the imaging modality more sensitive than clinical examination alone.The HL18-4 wide-band linear probe available with SonImage HS1 provides real-time assessment of joint and tendon movements to aid in the detection of structural abnormalities. The hockey stick probe easily reaches difficult-to-access areas with its small footprint and maneuverability. The clinician can evaluate joints in the fingers and ankle more readily with the probe’s angulation, improved control and greater contact with the anatomy. The high-frequency probe provides high resolution in the near field for tissue differentiation and visualizes color flow with high Doppler sensitivity.Konica Minolta sponsored 11 workshops at the ACR/AHRP Annual Meeting dedicated to providing training and education in the area of musculoskeletal ultrasound.In addition to advanced ultrasound solutions, Konica Minolta also offers high definition systems for rheumatology practices, including the AeroDR HD X-ray flat panel detectors (FPD) that offer the option to switch between high definition and high dynamic range imaging. High definition imaging can be particularly useful over standard imaging when investigating small bone and joint structures. Using the high definition capability of AeroDR HD, it is easier to see the fine details to confidently diagnose the smallest anatomies. Switching to high dynamic range imaging on the AeroDR HD panel aggregates the data for a wider range of grays, providing a smooth image that allows clinicians to detect subtle differences in soft tissue.AeroDR solutions now include Realism, Konica Minolta’s image processing that provides superior anatomy visualization within soft tissue and bony structures, according to the company. Realism’s enhanced sharpening and contrast sensitivity produces excellent detail of fine structures while optimizing image quality in low density areas, making images easier to read and improving productivity.For more information: www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 08, 2017 Konica Minolta Demonstrates Ultrasound Rheumatology Reporting Package at ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Enhancements to SonImage HS1 compact ultrasound system complemented by company’s digital radiography solutions, also on displaycenter_img Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 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