Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the end of March. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge will be closed until further notice for repairs. A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Riverside Road Sections of Riverside Road are closed for work to improve drainage. The road is closed from about two kilometres north of Route 236, Civic No. 3472 to Civic No. 3608. A detour is available on Route 236 to Princeport Road. Riverside Road will re-open March 31.center_img CONTINUING WORK HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, about four kilometres north of Exit 10, at Shubenacadie Bridge, is reduced to one lane to haul material to construct a temporary detour until Thursday, April 26. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.last_img read more

Pink Questions SeaWorld Executives on PETAs Behalf at Annual Meeting

first_imgGrammy winner P!nk spoke out against SeaWorld during its online annual shareholder meeting this week by calling on the company to build coastal sanctuaries for the long-suffering orcas it holds captive.In a question submitted on behalf of PETA, she wrote, “As a mother, I would never take my kids anywhere that keeps intelligent, sensitive beings in intensive confinement. Children are impressionable, and the last thing I would want to teach my kids is that ‘might makes right’ or that it’s OK to bully and exploit someone just because they look different from us. But that’s exactly what SeaWorld does by locking up animals who, in their ocean homes, would swim up to 140 miles a day, dive to great depths, cooperate with their pods to find food, communicate in their own dialects, and transmit their own culture from generation to generation. At SeaWorld, all these animals are able to do is swim in endless circles. Some are so frustrated that they break their teeth by gnawing on the concrete corners and metal bars of their tiny tanks.“But you have a chance to change that …. When will SeaWorld transfer its orcas and other marine mammals to seaside sanctuaries to save them — and itself?”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — has owned stock in SeaWorld since the company went public in 2013 in order to inform stakeholders of animal-welfare issues and propose policy changes. To date, at least 40 orcas have died at the abusement park and dozens more have been sentenced to miserable lives inside concrete tanks.P!nk has been an active PETA supporter for more than 15 years: She helped PETA pressure Ringling Bros. circus to close and appeared on a Times Square billboard proclaiming, “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” She joins a long list of celebrities — including Bob Barker, Jessica Biel, Nick Cannon, Noah Cyrus, James Cromwell, Krysten Ritter, Joan Jett, Tommy Lee, and Pamela Anderson, who confronted SeaWorld executives on PETA’s behalf at last year’s annual meeting — who have spoken out against SeaWorld.For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com.last_img read more

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

NEW YORK — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm.“I learned the ‘old school’ way, but it’s changed,” says Perry, founder of Perry Law in Dallas. “Nowadays, with the employees coming in younger, you do have to have more of a family feel.”That means allowing more casual attire when clients aren’t around, and giving staffers laptops so they don’t have to work long hours at their desks.“They want to be home. They want to be watching the playoffs while they work,” Perry says.Small businesses’ cultures are becoming a bigger priority as more owners respond to the dramatically different expectations of a younger work force and a low unemployment rate and shrinking labour pool that make it harder to find staffers. In a survey released last fall by Bank of America, a quarter of the 1,067 owners surveyed said they were shifting to more flexible cultures in hopes of attracting the workers they want. Companies are creating environments that recognize staffers’ need for growth in their careers, more balance between their work and personal lives and open communication. And to have a role in the company’s direction — employees don’t want to just do their work and keep quiet.“They want to feel appreciated and be included in the firm decisions,” Perry says.They also need an atmosphere that’s less rigid than old-style corporate environments. Owners have come to recognize that reading personal email, texting friends and doing online searches for personal matters are a part of life, and not just for younger people. Baby boomer staffers are just as likely to be checking their phones periodically during the day as their younger colleagues are.Guy Fardone recognizes that younger employees, those known as millennials, are in some regards more openly ambitious than baby boomers or Generation Xers, people who are now in their 40s and 50s. They want to know what their next move is.“Many millennials thrive on continuous growth opportunities, which could take many forms: learning a new technology, getting a technical certification or getting the nod to lead a project or opportunities to advance, says Fardone, owner of Evolve IP, an information technology company based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.Owners who want a good culture will need to be aware of their interactions with staffers — what they do can have a greater impact than what they say.“Your values really emerge from how you behave,” says Tony Fross, who advises clients on workplace practices for the consulting firm Prophet.For example, micromanagers need to understand they’ll get more out of their staffers by giving them autonomy, Fross says.“People live down to your expectations rather than up to them” when they’re over-controlled, Fross says. “You need to give people incentives and make it easy from a decision-making perspective to do the things you want them to do.”Culture isn’t something many entrepreneurs think of when launching their companies, but many realize as they begin hiring that it needs to be a priority.“You think so much about the bottom line and being able to expand and hire that you don’t always consider other factors,” says David Wurst, who says he had no idea about how to develop a company culture when he launched WebCitz, a website development company based in Appleton, Wisconsin. But as he began hiring staffers, prospective employees asked him about the company culture, and also said they hated the suffocating atmosphere at the jobs they were leaving.Wurst educated himself by reading about what constitutes a good company culture. He learned “the managers of a business have to understand employees deserve respect and encouragement in order to thrive in their positions, which will help the company as a whole.”So Wurst aims at giving employees opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to the company’s growth. He also tries to create a warm and congenial workplace; he takes staffers out for lunch to celebrate successful project launches and is flexible about staffers’ personal time.Melinda Byerley learned from a former employer that a good company culture recognizes staffers as humans with anger and other emotions not always welcome in the workplace.“We ask everyone to own those emotions and use them productively — whether that’s taking a short break or the afternoon off, to admit that something triggers or upsets them, or however they process and deal with those emotions,” says Byerley, owner of TimeShare CMO, a digital marketing company based in San Francisco.Byerley, who has a staff of about 20, also has created what she calls the Rage Cage, a messaging channel where everyone can vent.“I’m modeling productive behaviour as well as making a psychologically safe space for others to acknowledge the very real emotions that come with all humans,” she says.A company’s culture shouldn’t be set in stone; at some firms, it needs a complete overhaul. When Dave Stout was hired 13 years ago as chief financial officer of Banker Wire, the owners presided over what Stout calls a centralized, controlling environment. He almost quit after the first day. But as Stout gradually took on more responsibility at the Mukwonago, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of wire mesh products, and eventually a 40% stake in the business, he remade the culture.Stout, who became president 10 years ago, began by increasing staffers’ pay and implementing a flexible work schedule. He encouraged their autonomy. He recognized that younger staffers had a different but no less valid way of doing things. He built up their trust.Today, Stout says, “I think 98% of Banker Wire’s culture comes from my colleagues and only 2% comes from me.”_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.comJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press read more

Bahrain UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political

This call comes after the 16 June statement issued by a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, expressing concerns at the situation in Bahrain and noting that such actions by the State authorities could potentially damage the human rights situation in the country as well as undermine the reforms undertaken by King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa.Briefing to reporters in Geneva today, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said Bahraini authorities have in recent weeks detained a prominent human rights defender and subjected several others to travel bans, deprived individuals of their nationality, and dissolved three organisations.Noting recent incidents in the country, Ms. Shamdasani said that yesterday, Sheikh Issa Qassem, the highest Shia authority in Bahrain, was stripped of his citizenship. He is the latest of at least 250 people who have had their nationalities revoked since July 2014, when an amendment to the citizenship law gave powers to the Interior Ministry to revoke the citizenship of an individual who “aids or is involved in the services of a hostile State” or “causes harm to the interests of the Kingdom or acts in a way that contravenes his duty of loyalty to it.”She also said that last week, five Shia clerics were interrogated, and Friday prayers by Shia mosques were suspended until further notice, as mosque leaders said they felt “unsafe.” This followed the sentencing of Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of al-Wefaq, the country’s largest opposition political grouping, to nine years’ imprisonment on 30 May. Two other non-profit associations were also suspended on claims of illegal fundraising and money-laundering.She further said that on 13 June, a prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was arrested for “spreading false news and rumours about the internal situation in a bid to discredit Bahrain,” adding that prior to his latest arrest, Rajab had been subject to a travel ban since at least January 2015.Ms. Shamdasani further noted that there appears to be a “media campaign against human rights defenders” in the country and that travel bans have been also issued against other rights defenders, including five who were reportedly planning to attend the current session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.Protests have also taken place against some of these actions. For instance, since last night, a mass protest has been taking place outside the house of Sheikh Issa Qassem in the northwest port village of Diraz.The human rights office has called on the protesters to exercise their rights peacefully and refrain from any violent acts.“It is unfortunate that instead of pressing forward with the recommendations made by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which was appointed by the King in 2011, the Government has instead sought to undermine the enjoyment of civil and political rights in the country,” said Ms. Shamdasani. “We call on the Government to take immediate confidence-building measures, including the release of all those who have been detained for the exercise of their human rights,” she added. read more

Security sector reform core element of sustaining peace say top UN officials

“Security sector reform is key to sustaining peace,” Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly, said Monday at a high-level roundtable on the subject.“Security actors have many powerful tools at their disposal. This goes beyond guns and handcuffs. Instead, they hold the tools which can pull societies back from the brink of conflict.”Mr. Lajčák, however, added that their roles can also be negative. In some cases they can be politicized; widen divisions, stoke fears and tensions; and they can abuse their positions, to target and persecute one group or one community.He went on to elaborate that with effectiveness, accountability, professionalism as well as proper governance, security sector is more likely to promote sustaining peace.To make sure that security sectors drive peace, the President of the General Assembly underscored that the security sector reform process needs to have national ownership as well as regional engagement.Equally important is the participation of women, he added, noting also the importance of sufficient resources, and coherence and coordination among the actors involved.Today’s event comes on the eve of the two-day High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace that the Assembly President will convene on Tuesday and Wednesday to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the UN’s work in this area.At its heart SSR is about ensuring safety and enabling women, men and children to live their lives free from fear — Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. MohammedSpeaking alongside Mr. Lajčák, Amina J. Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, also underscored the importance of security sector reform for delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as other global commitmentsSecurity sector reform figures prominently in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular Goal 16 on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions. Strengthening of the security sector is also part of Goal 2 of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States.“In short, security sector reform is a core element of prevention and sustaining peace agenda,” said Ms. Mohammed, noting that in developing countries and countries emerging from conflict, it is both essential as well as a difficult process to manage.“At its heart SSR is about ensuring safety and enabling women, men and children to live their lives free from fear,” she underscored.In her remarks, the UN deputy chief also said that addressing challenges related to security sector reform during peace processes contributes to stabilization efforts, as well as highlighted its importance as a preventive measure. read more

PHOTO OF THE DAY Resinfree ball writes new history

resin handball ← Previous Story Poland and Spain at the final in Gdansk Next Story → Germany beat Slovenia for DHB Super Cup Trophy The resin-free ball was presented by President and CEO of Molten, Kiyo Tamiaki, as part of the IHF President’s Report at the Ordinary and Extraordinary Congress of the International Handball Federation. Mr Tamiaki explained that the Japanese company began developing the concept upon request from IHF President Doctor Hassan Moustafa in 2014.Molten have been producing balls for more than 40 years, and have been a long-standing partner of the International Basketball Federation, as well as producing volleyballs and footballs. Molten became a partner of the Asian Handball Federation in 2001, and have been a proud partner of the IHF since they accepted the challenge to work on the resin-free ball in 2014.Prototypes of the ball were presented to the Congress with a very positive response however, the engineering team behind the concept, led by Executive General Manager of the Ball Engineering Research Sports Division Yukinori Nagao, still have some challenges to overcome.Mr Tamiaki said the main issue at present is that the ball, which was first tested at the 2015 IHF Super Globe, temporarily loses its adhesiveness when it is wet; i.e. when it comes into contact with sweat, as it naturally does during the course of a handball match. The ball can be washed and will quickly dry to return to become sticky once more, but the clear goal is for it to be used without such problems.Molten sought feedback and suggestions from the Congress in order to achieve their goal, and Mr Tamiaki said they are excited to have been presented with such a unique, challenging opportunity.“We really appreciate the chance to try and create a new ball – and [to be part of] this historical project. We will never give up, and we will try our best.”SOURCE: IHF read more

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

first_imgBETWEEN 1787 and 1853, around 26,500 Irish people were transported to Australia to serve sentences of penal servitude.This formed a disproportionate (in relation to Ireland’s population) of the 160,000 convicts which Australia received in the history of transportation.Now one of the most notorious prison destinations that was waiting for many of those transported across the oceans wants to mark the contribution made by those convicts to the building of modern Australia.Fremantle Prison in Western Australia – now a heritage centre which tells the story of transportation – is holding a Descendants Day on 2 June next year. It coincides with the state holiday of Western Australia Day (previously Foundation Day).According to the heritage centre’s authorities, Descendants Day is “to recognise the contribution that the system of convict transportation made to the early development of the colony and its rich legacy in Western Australia’s cultural and built heritage”.Those who are direct descendants of convicts who served time at Fremantle between 1805 and 1887 can now apply for a certificate for the 2014 ceremony. For Irish convicts, transportation ended in 1853, when the sentence would be commuted to serving time in an Irish jail.Convict databaseThere are specific criteria for having your ancestor counted in the events – they require that you submit a pedigree chart which shows the links between convict and present-day descendant and other documents.  Fremantle has a convict database that can be searched by the public by inmate name and ship name.Ireland itself has patchy records of its citizens who were transported. As with many Irish records, much was destroyed in the Civil War-era fire in the Four Courts where the Public Record Office was located. However, there are some records which survived – especially after the year 1836 – and were held in Dublin Castle.The records of transportation which survive now are held by the National Archives of Ireland. They are searchable on the Ireland-Australia transportation database online. There is also a useful Q&A compiled by the National Archives which outlines the history of how Irish people ended up in the harsh environs of the New World down under, forging new towns and farms out of the inhospitable landscape.Irish convicts Rena Lohan, an archivist with the National Archives, says that those convicted from the southern part of the island of Ireland (Munster etc.) were housed in the overcrowded and decaying Cork Gaol before being sent off on ships, most never to return. Those convicts brought to Dublin for sentencing were housed in Newgate and Kilmainham gaols before embarking on the voyage to Australia.As the numbers being transported grew, temporary holding depots and Spike Island in Cork also played host to the wretched transportees. Small children often travelled with their convicted mothers. Lohan writes: “It would seem that from the beginning, except in extreme circumstances, children were allowed to accompany their mothers without onjection.”OrphanageThe fate of these children upon reaching Australia was not always clear. In 1841, 30 young children arrived on the convict ship Mary Ann and had to be admitted to an orphanage.The ceremony planned for next June at Fremantle will also recognise pensioner guards and wardens who lived and worked alongside convicts at the Swan River colony between 1850 and 1887. The main cell block was hewn out of limestone by the first convicts and continued to be used until 1991.Some of the last convicts sent to Western Australia included 62 Fenians who had rebelled against British rule in Ireland. The extraordinary story of John Boyle O’Reilly is told here. He and Thomas McGlinn are just two of the Irish characters whose heritage is recounted at Fremantle today.Ned Kelly to get family funeral – 140 years after his execution>last_img read more

New York City Gets Worlds First Hybrid Street Sweeper

first_imgA new hybrid vehicle is helping to keep the streets of New York City clean.Dubbed the Allianz 4000, the new vehicle is touted as being the world’s first hybrid street sweeper. The vehicle features a 200 horse power diesel engine and two 12 volt lithium-ion batteries. It can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and, according to the manufacturer, provides 40 percent in fuel savings when compared to non-hybrid sweepers. As it turns out, the process of making a hybrid sweeper is more difficult than you might imagine.“A sweeper is not a typical light duty truck and therefore we need to be able to accommodate many different functions including transport, sweeping, dust control, and emmission compliance,” Allianz sales manager Chad Bormann told Wired. “We have the ability to operate using a smaller single diesel engine running at lower RPMs. This alone creates savings against any street sweeper that requires an auxilliary engine in conjunction with the chassis engine to drive and operate the sweep functions. The fuel savings are extreme and the carbon footprint minimal considering that street sweepers are operated for long shifts daily all over the world.”The Allianz 4000 is currently prowling the streets of New York, but the manufacturer hopes to expand to other cities in the future as well.last_img read more

Drama As Parliament Refutes Ordering Sports Council Suspension Of GFF Officials

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambia’s parliamentary committee on youth and sports has debunked giving National Sports Council the go-ahead to suspend the trio bosses of the Football House.This comes much as an unfolding drama after the council in a viral letter this week claimed to be acting on the recommendation parliament’s select youth and sports committee, who , allegedly ordered for action be taken on the Gambia Football Federation regarding tax-fraud.Opening up on the subject matter for the first time since announcement of their purported suspension this week, GFF revealed yesterday they’ve received a letter from parliament disassociating itself from the council’s move to sanction its officials.Foroyaa Sport on Thursday divulged the suspension was rescinded Wednesday evening though Football House says it was furnished with the letter lifting the ban on its executives yesterday.In the dispatch from parliament signed by the legislative organ’s clerk Momodou Ceesay and seen by Foroyaa Sport, the council were also urged to ‘correct’ their statement on the saga before closure of business day yesterday with parliament calling it a ‘misrepresentation of facts.’‘..the select committee on Youth Sports did not in any way instruct the NSC suspend the GFF executive members as contained in the dispatch ref above..’Sports Council’s chairman Borri Darboe Thursday afternoon summoned for a press conference at his Julbrew office before cancelling it in the eleventh hour.This is not the first time the council is imposing bans on the aforesaid persons after they did a similar thing at the onset of this protracted saga, warning them further to desist from coming any close to the Football House headquarters – a thing Kabba and his crew refused to heed to, threatening instead to drag the council to the courts.With the latest dramatic turn of events, it’s unclear what’s next between the two institutions –the GFF and NSC –whose protracted furore has stretched for eleven months.Below we reproduce portions of the letter from parliament privy to Foroyaa Sport.‘It should be recalled that the issue of alleged tax fraud involving the  GFF was brought to the attention of  the select committee after the Inspector General of police declined the request by the National Sports  Council (NSC) to conduct an investigation into the matter citing legal implications. The committee on June 14th 2018 summoned the IGP and recommended that he comply with the NSC request to investigate the alleged tax fraud immediately and report back to the Committee on July 16th 2018.The IGP submitted the investigation report and the committee on 1st August 2018 in a missive ref ME: 19/54/02/IV/(71) forwarded the report to your office for your records and action. The submission of the investigation report to the NSC by the committee does not imply any directive to suspend GFF Executive members.You are therefore required to correct this misrepresentation before closure of business today (Thursday).’last_img read more

Police officer transported after crash in Doral

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A police officer in Doral had to be taken to the hospital after she was involved in a crash.The female officer was rushed to the hospital as a precaution after a crash near Northwest 87th Avenue and 25th street, Friday morning.The other driver was not injured.Traffic in the area was shut down while authorities worked the scene, but it has since reopened.The cause of the crash is currently unknownCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Industry Outlook Forum Next Week

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Industry Outlook Forum, which is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD), focuses on industry outlook for the upcoming year. The speakers Industry Outlook Forum will include; a Hilcorp representative will speak, an Alaska Gasline Development Corporation representative and Alaska Oil and Gas Association Executive Director Kara Moriarty, Peninsula Community Health Services CEO Al Wall, PRL Logistics owner Ron Hyde, Red Run Cannabis Company co-owner Marc Theiler, and Kenaitze Indian Tribe CEO Bart Garber. KPEDD Director Tim Dillon wants to ensure the upcoming forum highlights as many industries in the Kenai Peninsula as possible: “We have a very diverse economy, and that’s one thing people will see at the Forum if they come. We have so many different things going on down here on the Kenai Peninsula.” The upcoming forum will take place on January 10, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.center_img The forum is free and open to the public. You can register on the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District website. Story as aired:Audio PlayerJennifer-on-industry-forum-KPEDD.mp3VmJennifer-on-industry-forum-KPEDD.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Juneau schools leave room for debate in climate change curriculum

first_imgThe Juneau School Board meeting on March 13, 2018. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Juneau School Board is considering adopting new curriculum for middle and high schools — based on growing national science standards. The model has been adopted entirely in 19 states, and one of the core ideas is teaching students about climate change.Listen nowThe standards don’t shy away from attributing it to an increase of human activity. But how that’s taught in the classroom could be up to interpretation.In the past five years, the way that science is taught in the classroom — across the nation — has shifted. Pop quizzes are still a thing, but the Next Generation Science Standards challenge students to think systematically.“You still have the content there, but the focus has changed,” Ted Wilson said. He helped oversee the new curriculum for the Juneau School District, which includes activities that encourage place-based learning.Another key part of the science standards is that students graduate with an understanding of earth and human activity, and that includes learning about climate change. The standards don’t mince words: What caused climate change to accelerate? It’s us.The Juneau School District is borrowing some core ideas from the new standards.But Wilson says how those ideas are taught in the classroom is up to the teachers. There’s no school district policy on climate change. Wilson’s advice is to stick to “it’s happening.”“The aspect of how much of it is human-caused — because there is still a lot of controversy about that — is to teach it as this is one stream of thought,” Wilson said.One stream of thought, Wilson says, that humans contributed to our most recent climate change.“To present it like that,” Wilson said. “And for students to come away with their own opinions whether they think humans have made that impact or not.”But Glenn Branch, a deputy director at the National Center for Science Education, says there are clear facts about who’s causing climate change to ramp up. His nonprofit advocates for evidence-based science in the classroom.Branch says there’s a social controversy over climate change. But there isn’t a scientific one.Scientists all over the world have studied this. And the overwhelming majority have reached the same conclusion: humans are largely to blame. It’s not an opinion, Branch says. It involves climate models and math.Branch says that doesn’t leave room for avoiding the facts or debating them.“It’s inappropriate,” Branch said. “Both because it reinforces a false conception that there’s a legitimate scientific debate about climate change, and also because it misrepresents the nature of science.”Still, Branch says states are trying to navigate this all across the country. With topics that can be perceived as controversial, like climate change, he says it’s understandable school districts don’t want to make waves.Branch says there are social issues that can be debated, like carbon taxes. However:“You certainly don’t have it about issues such as human impact on climate change or the shape of the earth,” Branch said.But Ted Wilson doesn’t take issue with climate change being presented in the classroom like a debate. Has human activity accelerated it or not? He says that regularly happens in history class or language arts.Where does Wilson draw the line? Would flat earth theory be something he’d consent to someone teaching in a science classroom?“As far as something that they’re asking students to debate, they could,” Wilson said.Bottom line, Wilson says, is students should be able to think critically. And then decide on their own how to interpret the world, whether it’s flat earth theory or climate change. Regardless of what’s accelerating warming, how can we adapt? That’s the takeaway, he says.“I think in our political climate, we don’t want teachers to be seen as people that are trying to push an agenda,” Wilson said.Teaching students about climate change is part of the state’s science standards. But a spokesperson from the Alaska Department of Education says it’s largely up to the school districts to decide how that’s done.Next year, the department will be able offer some new guidance. The state is currently updating its science standards. After being reviewed by teachers, parents and industry, it will be posted for public comment in 2019.last_img read more

College teacher among 2 detained over spreading rumours

first_imgMap of BoguraTwo people, including a college teacher, were detained in Bogura on Monday on charges of spreading rumours through social media about prime minister Sheikh Hasina and construction of the Padma Bridge, reports UNB.The arrested persons are Masudur Rahman Titu, 48, a lecturer of Baluahat Degree College and son of Abu Jafar Mondol of Jhopgari area of the district town, and Benjur Ahmed, 28, son of Sadequl Islam of West Chhatni village of Adamdighi upazila.Police arrested Titu from Jhopgari area while Benjur Ahmed from Jamil Nagar area of the town in the morning.Imran Mahmud, inspector of Cyber Police Bogura, said the duo was spreading rumours about the prime minister and the Padma Bridge in social networking site Facebook.A case was lodged with Sadar police station against them under the Digital Security Act, he added.last_img read more

DC Mayor Launches Summer Concert Series at Marvin Gaye Park

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFROTrue to its name, Marvin Gaye Park is playing host to a concert series this summer that has three dates lined up .The free series, presented by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, kicks off every third Saturday of the month all summer, so plan to hit the park from 3 to 7 p.m. on July 21, August 18 and September 15.(Courtesy Photo/Eventbrite)The concerts will be held at The Riverside Center, 5200 Foote Street NE, located in Ward 7’s  Deanwood neighborhood.Besides music, residents are invited to experience art, eats and to shop with Made in D.C. makers. As well, Washington Parks and People, a group centered on transforming neglected and sometimes dangerous areas into green spaces for the community, will open the Riverside Center Café so you can buy menu items and try treats from local chefs.The city spent $2.4 million redeveloping the park. On May 5, Bowser, Ward 7 Councilman Vincent Gray and other D.C. officials cut the ribbon the on park’s $14 million recreation center.Both the park and recreation center were named after the Motown legend who grew up in the District and attended Cardozo High School.At Motown, Gaye embarked on a storied musical career in the 1960s that spanned several decades. His hits include “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” “Got to Give it Up” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”last_img read more

TMC leader shot dead in Purulia accused absconding

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants in Purulia. Police are yet to arrest anybody in this connection.The incident has triggered tension in the Daspara area near Adra in Purulia after the victim, Hamid Ansari (55), a Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead. The victim suffered multiple bullet injuries. The victim was going to Adra from Raghunathpur riding his motorcycle at around 11 am on Friday when some miscreants stopped him on his way. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey fired around 9 rounds of bullets at the victim. Some of the locals heard the gun shots and rushed to his rescue. After receiving bullets, the victim fell on the road. Locals rushed the victim to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead. The body was later sent for an autopsy. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After being informed police reached the spot and started a probe. The motorcycle which the victim rode was found lying on the road side and seized by the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedCops have collected some samples from the spot and started a detailed probe in this regard. They are yet to ascertain if the victim was murdered following any personal rivalry or there was any political angle into the incident. The district Trinamool Congress leaders said the victim had been instrumental in strengthening the party’s organisation in the area and this could be a deliberate attempt to weaken the organisation. They have also demanded a high-level probe into the incident. Police are interrogating locals and the family members of the victim.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more June 4, 2009 – Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems announced two releases in its Voxar 3D product line: Voxar 3D 6.3.2 Workstation and Voxar 3D 6.3.2 ActiveX. Toshiba said the products are the most widely-used advanced visualization solutions for PACS, offering a rapid time-to-market with the most commonly-used advanced visualization features. Voxar 3D Workstation is an application that offers the features through in-class integration with PACS, and Voxar 3D ActiveX, a software component, offers them embedded into PACS. Designed for easy implementation and support, both systems operate on standard PACS platforms.Voxar 3D Workstation has a full, enterprise-wide integration with PACS. It uses the PACS worklist, so users can access advanced visualization with one mouse click. It also shares data in memory with PACS, loading series at five times the speed of a traditional DICOM transfer, the company said. The series is then available to Voxar 3D Workstation immediately; reloading over a workstation or network is not necessary.PACS stores captures as live images, increasing efficiency by allowing advanced visualization to be saved and resumed throughout the workflow.Voxar 3D ActiveX has all the integration benefits of Voxar 3D Workstation along with deeply-embedded integration. With Voxar 3D ActiveX, Voxar 3D views are embedded and controlled within the PACS user interface. PACS customers do not need to jump between applications, and they require less training because buttons are familiar to them. The features also look consistent with the rest of the system. Toshiba said Voxar 3D was the world’s first advanced visualization product line to be integrated in PACS. Since then, it has always operated on COTS hardware and standard operating systems – with Voxar 3D 6.3.2 Workstation and ActiveX, it now works with Microsoft Vista. By operating on standard PACS platforms, the Voxar 3D product line allows PACS customers to use existing IT infrastructure and existing supplier arrangements.For more information: www.tmvse.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 last_img read more

Sammy Yahia appointed as the new Director of Tourism for Israel in

first_imgIsrael Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce Sammy Yahia’s appointment as the new Director of Tourism for India & Philippines markets effective June 3, 2019. He will be responsible to lead the tourism board’s initiatives in India while overseeing the development of policies and strategies to strengthen Israel’s reputation as a world-class tourism and travel destination.A champion marketer by profession, prior to his appointment to India, Sammy was the Director of Marketing & Communications for Israel Ministry of Tourism from 2012 to May 2019. During his tenure there, he was awarded ‘Employee of the Year – Civil Service Commission’ and a certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Tourism and the Director General for his valuable contributions. With an MBA in Marketing and Communication from the University of Derby, Sammy Yahia also completed his BA in Social Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.The new Director brings great expertise and know-how to the role with an extensive and holistic experience in tourism marketing, strategic government relations and investment facilitation. He will be instrumental in integrating the ideologies of the Israel travel industry with the Indian market to facilitate effective marketing strategies for the destination in India. Being at the helm, Sammy Yahia will help maximise all opportunities to achieve continued growth in tourist arrivals from India.Commenting on his appointment, Sammy Yahia said, “I am delighted to take on this new position and look forward to working closely with various partners in India by building on existing partnerships alongside initiating new ones. India has a rich heritage, culture and history, similar to Israel and is an exciting market for me to take charge of. I foresee ample opportunities for us to push boundaries and reinvent the ever-evolving and dynamic Indian traveller.”While talking about his vision for the India office, he added, “The arrivals from India have amassed expectations in the last few years to present some record-breaking numbers. While keeping the current momentum going, the goal is to place India as one of the top global source markets for Israel. Besides the metropolitan cities, continuing to capture Tier II cities would be the strategy to lure travellers to consider Israel for a leisure holiday offering dynamic experiences catering to varied interests. Having said this, our office will aggressively work towards increasing connectivity between India and Israel by introducing new airlines to service the route.”Hassan Madah has headed the Israel Ministry of Tourism’s Office in India office for over 6 years, starting in October 2012. He began his journey overseeing the outbound tourism from India to Israel and opened the Israel Ministry of Tourism India Office in Mumbai in August 2015. During his tenure, he has grown to love and understand the country and has developed effective and long-lasting ties with media houses, travel trade, airlines and more. With many accomplishments to his credit, Hassan Madah successfully achieved consistent growth from approximately 35,000 arrivals from India in 2014 to almost 71,000 in 2018. He moulded the perception of Israel from mainly being a pilgrimage country to a thriving leisure destination and ensured both segments flourished simultaneously. Under his leadership, companies like HDFC, Glenmark, UTI, Reliance, Yokohama Rubber Company, BMW, Porsche and Bombay Industrialist’s Association (BIA), among many others, have completed large scale MICE movements to Israel. Several visas, reforms like reduced documentation for FIT visas and Fast Track visa processing, were introduced during his tenure, while the historic direct flight of Air India from New Delhi to Tel Aviv commenced last year as well. In addition, Arkia, an Israeli Airline, announced direct flights to be launched from Goa and Kochi to Tel Aviv in September this year. Another highlight of his term is the first Bollywood Production, Drive (movie of Dharma Productions starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput) which was shot in Tel Aviv and Jaffa in 2017. He also initiated the visits of various well-known celebrities to Israel including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Disha Patani, among others.Commenting on his term of office, Hassan Madah said, “Living in India is unique from other places in the world. Travelling around the country I have met many people and experienced the diversity here, where every part has something special to offer. In my travels, I have had the opportunity to develop a rapport and work with leaders in the travel industry to change the perception of Israel to a leisure destination, which has led to many tourism developments including 103% growth in arrivals to Israel from India in the last five years. Travel partners including members from travel trade, social influencers, and even Bollywood have travelled to Israel and found the country to be a vibrant destination with so much history, diverse culture and landscape they shot a scene in Tel Aviv. With Air India starting the direct flight from New Delhi last year and more airlines showing interest in connecting India with Israel, I am certain there are many great things that are in store for tourism between the countries. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to live and work in such a dynamic country with such warm and welcoming people and I am certain that Sammy will feel at home in India.”With the appointment of a new Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism hopes to surpass their achievements of last year – a whopping 21% increase in Indian tourist arrivals elevating India to the 12th position among top source markets for Israel worldwide.last_img read more

by Mesfin Fekadu And Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Assoc

first_img by Mesfin Fekadu And Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2019 8:57 am PDT NEW YORK — When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn’t consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction experts.So we have to dig even deeper than we’ve done in the past as we ponder, think (and guess) who will walk away as winners at the 2019 Grammys, airing live Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.One thing that’s helping us — looking to the past. Rap has never had success in the major categories, and we don’t think that’s changed.Here’s a look at the acts AP Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Nekesa Mumbi Moody think will be victorious Sunday.ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B; “By the Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile; “Scorpion,” Drake; “H.E.R.,” H.E.R.; “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” Post Malone; “Dirty Computer,” Janelle Monae; “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves; “Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By,” Kendrick Lamar.FEKADU: I literally fell asleep reading ALL OF THOSE ALBUM TITLES. You can’t even fit all these names in a single tweet! But on a serious note, Kacey Musgraves’ beautiful and striking album will win here. Part of my reasoning comes from there being four rap-based albums in the mix, along with two R&B ones, and they’ll all share too many votes to win. The race is between Brandi Carlile, whose album is also excellent, and Musgraves, who had more buzz this year, won honours at country awards shows and reached audiences outside of the country world with her pop-leaning album. “Golden Hour” will win in the final Grammy hour.MOODY: Hello! Monae is also in contention here! But, I agree that Kacey Musgraves is the favourite here. She blends country, roots, and is singer-songwriter with a strong feminist perspective. And you know who else that description fits? Carlile, who has been in the game for a lot longer and has toiled outside the spotlight for years. For some reason, my gut tells me this will finally be the year she’s rewarded.___RECORD OF THE YEAR: “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin; “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile; “This Is America,” Childish Gambino; “God’s Plan,” Drake; “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper; “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA; “Rockstar,” Post Malone and 21 Savage; “The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey.MOODY: There are genuine massive smashes here that became part of the soundtrack of 2018, but the song that probably best summed up the twisted political and social mood of the year was Childish Gambino’s “This is America.” The video was a jaw-dropping, social media moment, and it was a critical favourite (unlike, say, “Rockstar”). Look for Grammy voters to make a statement, and also try to seem edgy, by picking Gambino.FEKADU: Your logic sounds perfect. I think “Shallow,” ”The Joke” and “The Middle” are also strong contenders. But it’s hard to think of Bradley Cooper winning record of the year, and I still think Brandi’s song is too unknown. I’m going with “The Middle,” which could get votes from the pop, dance and country music voters. Plus, it topped Billboard’s dance/electronic songs chart for a record 33 weeks!___SONG OF THE YEAR (songwriter’s award): “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, DJ Mustard, Larrance Dopson and Joelle James; “In My Blood,” Shawn Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris and Geoffrey Warburton; “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth; “This Is America,” Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson; “God’s Plan,” Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1Da, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan and Ron LaTour; “Shallow,” Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt; “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears and Anthony Tiffith; “The Middle,” Zedd, Grey, Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson and Marcus Lomax.FEKADU: Let’s start with what songs definitely won’t win: “Boo’d Up,” ”In My Blood” and “All the Stars.” And since this is an award honouring songwriting, we can probably eliminate “The Middle,” ”This Is America” and “God’s Plan.” That leaves us with Carlile’s “The Joke” and Gaga’s “Shallow,” which won the Golden Globe, will win the Oscar as well as a major Grammy, too.MOODY: Hmmm … I kind of feel “In My Blood” has a strong chance, especially since veteran Teddy Geiger is in the mix. But I agree, it won’t take it, nor will “This Is America” — the Grammy voters tend to split song and album honours these days. And since this is a songwriter’s award, while I think everyone is impressed by the story of “A Star Is Born,” they’ll give it to three songwriters who work magic together on the regular — Carlile, Cobb and the Hanseroth brothers for “The Joke.”___BEST NEW ARTIST: Chloe x Halle; Luke Combs; Greta Van Fleet; H.E.R.; Dua Lipa; Margo Price; Bebe Rexha; Jorja Smith.MOODY: H.E.R. didn’t have the chart success of a Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa or Luke Combs, but here’s why I think she has an edge to win this one: First, she’s nominated in the album of the year category, which makes me think the voters must be incredibly in awe of her already. Plus, she’s a multi-instrumentalist (check her out on guitar), a singer-songwriter and has been in the industry since she was a child. She may not have mainstream appeal, but she appeals to industry voters, and I think that will get her this Grammy trophy.FEKADU: It’s great to see six women nominated here, but Luke Combs dominated the country music charts and streaming platforms with his debut album. He wins here.___BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: “Camila,” Camila Cabello; “Meaning of Life,” Kelly Clarkson; “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande; “Shawn Mendes,” Shawn Mendes; “Beautiful Trauma,” Pink; “Reputation,” Taylor Swift.FEKADU: Camila and Shawn’s inclusion here probably already feel like a win, and it should because they won’t actually win. While Pink and Kelly are Grammy favourites, these albums were less impressive than their previous releases, so let’s disregard them, too. Taylor was snubbed in album of the year despite selling more than 1 million copies in a week and launching multiple hits. This category is the only one she’s nominated for, and the Recording Academy will make up for things when she takes the prize home, though Ariana is providing stiff competition.MOODY: Swift should have been in the main album of the year competition and was robbed of her chance at a third trophy in that category! She’ll win, but here’s why she won’t be picking up that award in person.___BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino,” Arctic Monkeys; “Colors,” Beck; “Utopia,” Bjork; “American Utopia,” David Byrne; “Masseduction,” St. Vincent.MOODY: I think Grammy voters just see the word “Beck” and check whatever box his name is listed next to.FEKADU: St. Vincent won this award four years ago and she’ll win again with her critical darling of an album that made several best-of lists in 2017, including mine.____BEST R&B SONG (songwriter’s award): “Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai, DJ Mustard, Larrance Dopson and Joelle James; “Come Through and Chill,” Miguel, J. Cole and Salaam Remi; “Feels Like Summer,” Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson; “Focus,” H.E.R., Darhyl Camper Jr. and Justin Love; “Long As I Live,” Toni Braxton, Antonio Dixon and Paul Boutin.FEKADU: Because of Childish Gambino’s popularity, part of me feels like he could win here. But then who really remembers “Feels Like Summer”? Exactly. The real competition is between breakthrough singers Ella Mai and H.E.R. And since “Boo’d Up” was the song of the summer and reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 — where H.E.R.’s “Focus” peaked at No. 100 — I think the British singer will be listening to her to heart go ba-dum boo’d up when she wins Sunday.MOODY: Who remembers a lot of the winners of this category in recent years? Sure fire hits have surely won but so have songs that landed with a soft thump on the charts — and Mesfin, I DO REMEMBER “Feels Like Summer.” It was a success, and more importantly, it came from Childish! Grammy voters love this dude, and he’s a multi-hyphenate entertainer and one of the coolest kids in the category, so … the Grammy goes to Mr. Gambino.___BEST RAP ALBUM: “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B; “Swimming,” Mac Miller; “Victory Lap,” Nipsey Hussle; “Daytona,” Pusha T; “Astroworld,” Travis Scott.MOODY: Lauryn Hill was part of the Fugees when they won this more than two decades ago, but a solo female act has never won in this category. That will change when Cardi B takes the trophy — brace yourself for Nicki Minaj screams, somewhere out there.FEKADU: Everyone is so lucky the Grammys booted Drake from this category because we know he would have easily won here, okurrrrrr! But congrats are in order to Cardi B, who will win her first Grammy on Sunday. And lest you forgot, Nicki has never won a Grammy, or had a song hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (Cardi’s had three No.1s). Just some fun facts.___BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Wouldn’t It Be Great?,” Loretta Lynn; “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters,” Maren Morris; “Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves; “Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton; “Parallel Line,” Keith Urban.FEKADU: “Now you’re lifting me up, instead of holding me down/Stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown.” Yeah, Kacey, you win.MOODY: I would normally say Kacey but I just don’t see how you have Loretta Lynn in this category and she LOSES.____Online: http://www.grammy.comMesfin Fekadu And Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Associated Press He said, she said: AP writers predict 2019 Grammy winners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, hip-hop recording artist Cardi B performs at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York. The bronx rapper is nominated for several Grammy Awards including one for album of the year, record of the year and best rap album. 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The Latest Woman dies in Alaska trying to reach f

first_imgThe Latest: Woman dies in Alaska trying to reach famed bus ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on woman’s river death in Alaska (all times local):4:30 p.m.A newlywed woman from Belarus who was swept away by a river in Alaska was trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film “Into the Wild.”The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 24-year-old Veramika Maikamava and her husband, 24-year-old Piotr Markielau, on Thursday were heading for the bus where hiker Christopher McCandless met his death in 1992.The bus has been the source of multiple rescues since it was made famous, first by Jon Krakauer’s book published in 1996 and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film. Both chronicled the life and death of McCandless, who hiked into the Alaska wilderness with little food and equipment and spent the summer living in the bus. McCandless was found dead in the bus almost four months later.Alaska State Troopers say Markielau called troopers in Fairbanks late Thursday to report his wife’s death during a hike.Troopers say the couple was trying to cross the Teklanika River along the Stampede Trail near Healy when the woman was swept under water. The river was flowing high and fast because of recent rains.Troopers say Markielau reported he was able to pull his wife out of the water a short distance away downriver, but she had died by then.The body has been recovered.___1:15 p.m.Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman whose husband reported she was swept under water while trying to cross a river.Troopers say 24-year-old Piotr Markielau called troopers in Fairbanks late Thursday to report the death of 24-year-old Veramika Maikamava during a hike.Troopers say the couple was trying to cross the Teklanika River along the Stampede Trail near Healy when the woman was swept under water. The river was flowing high and fast because of recent rains.According to troopers, Markielau said he was able to pull his wife out of the water a short distance away downriver but she had died by then.Troopers and others used all-terrain vehicles to recover the body.The remains have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2019 5:45 pm PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more