Iqaluit sees influx of federal leaders ahead of fall election

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsIn the last two weeks, four federal cabinet ministers and the prime minister have visited Iqaluit, each touting projects and federal spending.But each visit is not the same, Kent Driscoll reports.Some announcements included new money for the territory. Others reiterated previously-committed funding. And others yet were to say sorry to Inuit.kdriscoll@aptn.ca@KentDriscolllast_img

Canada faces angry Americans in pivotal sixth round of NAFTA talks

first_imgCanada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the coming week.The Trump administration is making known its displeasure about Canada’s contributions to date and demanding progress over the marathon 10-day session.Multiple sources aware of the U.S. administration’s views say the acrimony has a variety of causes, including Canada’s recent decision to file a sweeping complaint about U.S. trade practices at the World Trade Organization and its pursuit of a progressive trade agenda that includes Indigenous and labour provisions.The rhetoric around its implacable rejection of the most controversial U.S. positions — raising continental content provisions on automobiles, scrapping a dispute resolution mechanism, limiting Canadian access to U.S. procurement, and instituting a five-year sunset clause — as well as bitterness over apparent leaks are all fuelling the U.S. animosity towards Canada, say sources.Sources familiar with the Canadian position dismiss all that and say the tone at the negotiating table is professional and cordial, and that Canada is prepared to table counter-proposals in order to make progress.They say Canadian negotiators are making constructive proposals to find common ground with the Americans on what some have called poison pills designed to kill the deal.Indeed, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are showing signs they all want to see tangible progress in this round in order keep the negotiations on track, and discourage U.S. President Donald Trump from announcing his intent to withdraw from NAFTA.It will be another week before Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, American counterpart Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Ildefonso Guajardo arrive in Montreal on Jan. 29 to close the extended round that gets underway earlier than planned on Sunday.The way some see it, Lighthizer is in no hurry to come back to Canada.“The feeling of ill will between Bob Lighthizer’s office and the Canadians — I don’t think you can underestimate it,” said Sarah Goldfeder, a former U.S. diplomat who now represents American clients in an Ottawa consultancy.“He’s extremely frustrated with China and Canada,” added Goldfeder.“Those are the two countries he thinks are being most unfair to the United States … Those are the ones taking up a good chunk of his time, and not in positive ways.”Goldfeder noted that when Freeland went to Washington two weeks ago she met Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and members of Congress — but not Lighthizer.When Guajardo visited later in the month, Lighthizer’s door was open to him, she said.Colin Robertson, a retired diplomat with extensive experience in the U.S., said the body language between Lighthizer and Freeland is “terrible,” which is telling.“He’s a bully and she gets under his skin,” said Robertson. “She and Guajardo are amigos. No one would say that about Freeland and Lighthizer.”Canadian officials say Freeland and Lighthizer intend to meet this week while the two are in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.Lighthizer isn’t willing to blow up NAFTA over the WTO challenge, but Canada should brace for some bilateral retaliation. Meanwhile, his office isn’t interested in the Canadian progressive trade agenda — entrenching Indigenous, gender and workers’ rights issues in the pact — because it has the whiff of Canada dictating social policy to the U.S., Goldfeder said.Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a group normally at odds with the Republicans, was also critical of the Canadian posture.“Canada is 100 per cent not engaged. Mexico started engaging in the last month or so,” said Wallach, who knows Lighthizer.”Probably after the Montreal round, that increases the prospect that there could be a notice of withdrawal.”Ottawa is defensive. The characterization of Canada as obstructionist is nonsense, and the product of strategic leaking of information, according to another official familiar with the content of talks, and who agreed to speak anonymously citing the sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations.The official said Canadian and American negotiators, as well as their Mexican counterparts, know each other well and are working methodically in the 30 separate negotiating rooms to make incremental progress.The official pointed to Freeland’s Jan. 11 comments at the Liberal cabinet retreat in London, Ont. as evidence Canada is doing some “creative thinking” about how to deal with “unconventional” U.S. proposals.The complaints about Canada’s progressive trade agenda are also a bit rich, the official said, because the real obstacles are more fundamental — the American poison pill proposals that wouldn’t fly in any trade negotiation.In particular, the official cited the U.S. proposal to ditch the dispute resolution mechanism, saying Americans remember full well that former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney considered that idea a deal breaker during the original Canada-U.S. free trade talks in 1988.Freeland told CTV’s Question Period on Sunday that the progressive chapters on labour, gender, environment and Indigenous issues are not a problem. She said the Indigenous chapter would be discussed for the first time in Montreal.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said it’s about time — he has pushed Freeland hard on the issue in recent months as part of her NAFTA advisory committee. Bellegarde told The Canadian Press he hopes the Americans and Mexicans support a chapter affirming Indigenous Peoples’ inclusion in the economy.“Canada is supporting that,” he said.“Tuesday will be the first formal response by U.S.A., Mexico to that new chapter, and so it’s very important.”Today’s NAFTA talks are unusual because Canada is being told it needs to give up benefits or lose access to its fundamental trading partner, said Eric Miller, head of the Rideau Potomac Strategy Group in Washington.“Canada’s economic livelihood is on the line,” said Miller, a former Canadian official who worked on the auto bailout.“One should expect Canada to be very focused on it, and to react very strongly.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the wrong title for Perry Bellegarde.last_img read more

Germany to keep close eye on new Lankan Government

“Free and fair elections are the key to a functioning democracy. The way in which these elections were held is therefore especially encouraging. With their high turnout and their involvement in the election campaign, the Sri Lankan people have shown how important their country’s democratic development is to them,” he said. Germany says it will follow the upcoming formation of a new government in Sri Lanka with great interest, and looks forward to continuing Germany’s cooperation with Sri Lanka, which was intensified at the beginning of the year.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany welcomes the fact that, following the presidential elections at the beginning of the year, the parliamentary elections have also proceeded peacefully and smoothly. He also said that the Sri Lanka’s authorities and the EU election observers, whose report Germany eagerly awaits, deserve respect. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Cabinet approves 6 percent bus fare hike from next month

The cabinet, which met today, has approved a 6 percent bus fare hike with effect from next month.The Transport Ministry said the bus fare hike was approved after considering a report on the annual bus fare increase. Accordingly the 6 percent bus fare hike will take effect from August 1, the Transport Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette)

UK is European hotspot for gonorrhoea and cocaine use research shows

first_imgBut in the UK this figure stands at 4.2 per cent, according to the Health At A Glance: Europe 2016 report.”Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe,” the authors wrote.”About two per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report having used cocaine in the last year.”The percentage of young adults consuming cocaine is highest in the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands with three per cent or more of young adults having used cocaine at least once in the last year.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Meanwhile in 2014, reported rates of gonorrhoea were highest in the UK, the authors found.Out of every 100,000 people in the British population, 60 were found to have the sexually transmitted infection.This compares to a European average of 20 per 100,000 people.Overall the authors conclude that life expectancy across Europe has increased, but many are spending their additional years in ill health.Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for health and food safety, said: “The Health At A Glance report provides useful information for member states to shape their actions on health across all policies.”It shows that in the EU many people die every year from potentially avoidable diseases linked to risk factors such as smoking or obesity.”center_img The UK is a European hotspot for cocaine use and gonorrhoea, a report suggests.The percentage of young adults consuming cocaine is highest in the UK compared to all other European countries, according to a report from the European Commission and the OECD.Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year.last_img read more

3 ways to recover after running a marathon

first_img Short URL By Elite Physical Prep Share128 Tweet24 Email12 Oct 31st 2016, 5:00 PM 32,452 Views IF YOU WERE one of the 19,500 runners who completed the Dublin Marathon yesterday, then you’re more than likely going to feel the effects today and tomorrow.There is no magic formula or pill to help recover from it, keep it simple and get the basics right over the next few days and you will be back to your normal self in no time.SleepSleep is the most valuable method of recovery available to anyone. Sometimes this can be a hard sell because it doesn’t come in a tablet, powder or magical spray.Tips to improve your sleeping habits for better recovery:Aim for at least eight hours of sleep.Ensure your room is in complete darkness when sleeping.Ensure your room is cool and well ventilated.Stay away from your smart phone/laptop/TV as the blue light emitted from such devices can affect your circadian rhythm.Avoid stimulants such as caffeine & alcohol in the hours before bedtime.EatAfter all, you’ve pretty much just ‘emptied the tank’ and expended every last sinew of energy to cross that line – so it’s vital to refuel properly.The three main areas we will look are the following:RebuildReplenishRehydrateProteinYou will have damaged muscle tissue and although it will depend on your training and experience, it really can’t be avoided. In the post-running window, it is essential that you provide your body with enough protein to repair damaged muscle tissue and build new tissue.Over the next few days ensure every meal you have contains some source of protein. 42 Comments http://the42.ie/2410303 Were you part of the field? We’ve got some expert advice to help you recover. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 31 Oct 2016, 5:00 PM Were you part of the field? We’ve got some expert advice to help you recover. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOCarbohydratesCarbohydrates are our body’s main fuel source. This fuel in the form of glycogen has limited storage in our body so can be used up quickly. It is important we replenish our glycogen stores post-running to promote optimal recovery. Neglecting carbohydrates this week will not do you any favours.FluidsFor each kilogram of weight you lose through fluids, you need 1.5 litres of water to ensure that you rehydrate sufficiently.Other factors such as salts and electrolytes will also be beneficial so we recommend the use of an electrolyte replacement sachet if needed, particularly if there is a lot of fluid lost.Anti-inflammatory foodsInclude some of the following foods in your meals this week to help redcue inflammation:Fatty fishDark leafy greensBerriesGinger & turmericFoam rollFoam rolling is a great way to reduce muscle soreness and promote blood flow to muscles. Check out the video below on how best to ease those aching muscles. Source: Elite Physical Prep/YouTube‘The posing is quite difficult to master’: Delving into the unique world of bodybuilding 3 ways to recover after running a marathon The next few days are just as important as the build-up to the race. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHOlast_img read more

BAHAMAS ALIV Partners with the BFSB

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 30, 2018 – Nassau – ALIV has entered a 3-year exclusive telecoms sponsorship valued at $45,000 with The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB).  The partnership began in November 2017.  For the duration of the agreement, funds will be donated to The BFSB in either cash or technological services.Chief ALIV Business Developer Gravette Brown says this partnership with BFSB represents ALIV’s commitment to revolutionary advancements of technology in various fields.“ALIV believes in innovation and technology and wants to be on the cutting edge of infusing the same into many industries.  The Bahamas Financial Services Board will provide a platform for us to do just that with the financial services world.  We live in a global community which is constantly changing and so this partnership will no doubt assist both organizations in using international best practices.  ALIV always wants to be on the cutting edge as we look at ourselves as more than just a mobile telecommunications company and the BFSB will help with this.”According to Tanya McCartney CEO & Executive Director of BFSB the partnership is groundbreaking for the board.“We have formalized a strategic plan to collaborate on matters that are of mutual interest and benefit to both entities.  We have determined to partner on matters relative to financial technology (FINTECH) to create a better understanding of the opportunities within the Bahamas to leverage technology to grow this important financial sector.  Our emphasis will be on education and training.  Together, we will seek to drive the process of developing the strategic plan for FINTECH in the Bahamas.”As part of the agreement moving forward, ALIV will work closely with BFSB on marketing strategies to support growth, development, sustainability and additional support for BFSB with technological support and integration particularly with the development of FINTECH.Release: ALIV Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises 39 Million

first_img Prev Next Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton John GRAMMY Special Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert 5 Charities Elton John Supports Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 21, 2018 – 5:30 pm Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA 5 Charities Elton John Supportscenter_img How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Email Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The GRAMMY-winning legend’s foundation continues its successful work fighting the life-threatening condition, in part because of great nights like thisPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2018 – 5:10 pm On Nov. 5 the Elton John AIDS Foundation held its annual New York Fall Gala, “An Enduring Vision,” raising $3.9 million for the music icon’s charity at this year’s event, to support its work surrounding HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment internationally. The evening also feature musical auction items and a performance by Sheryl Crow. Facebook Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? News Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert “Your generosity enables us to support organizations responding to HIV/AIDS in communities where help is most needed,” said John. “These organizations reach people who are often forgotten or overlooked and treat them with the dignity, respect and compassion they deserve.”The GRAMMY-winning legend was honored earlier this year by the Recording Academy’s “Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A GRAMMY Salute,” where he was feted by the likes of Kesha, Ed Sheeran and SZA. Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises $3.9 Million Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Twitter Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises $3.9M elton-john-aids-foundation-gala-raises-39-million The Elton John AIDS Foundation has been a leader in the fight to treat HIV/AIDS and raise awareness for 25 years. Additional musicians in attendance included Tony Bennett, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Bernie Taupin.Music-related artworks auctioned at the event included a set of 12 prints by Bernie Taupin signed by himself and John recognizing their 50 years of collaboration, photographs of John, Michael Jackson and more. A Tony Bennett original watercolor painting of the French Academy in Rome sold for $200,000.John told a touching story about the photograph of Aretha Franklin’s performance at last year’s event that was auctioned for $100,000. It was her final public performance. “I couldn’t let you down,” she had told him, before walking on stage for the last time.Elton John AIDS Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation From AEG ChairRead morelast_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 All the Westeros drama in photos

first_imgHBO Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead.Dragons and drama and death, oh my. Game of Thrones is underway once more. You might have heard of it. The HBO fantasy hit began airing its final season on April 14, and the first episode featured reunions, revelations, dragons and at least one gasp-worthy scene. But no elephants — sorry, Cersei.Fans waited for more than a year to get back to Westeros and begin the fight against the Army of the Dead. Now that the show’s back, there are no big breaks between episodes, but fans do have to wait a week between shows.Here are all the photos HBO released from the first episode. We’ll update this slideshow each week with new images. One of these faces has to end up ruling the realm, right? 187 Photos TV and Movies Share your voice See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Tagscenter_img Post a comment Originally published April 19.  Game of Thrones 0last_img read more

Cop dragged by car pistol snatched

first_imgNew Delhi : A Delhi Police constable was robbed of his service pistol and left injured after being dragged for a few metres by a car in Rohini’s Sector-20 allegedly when he was chasing a murder accused, officials said on Sunday. The constable, Kavinder, was on patrolling duty on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday when the incident took place, police said. The murder accused, Sonu Dabas, who is a moneylender, and his accomplice Ashok were arrested while a juvenile, who accompanied them, was apprehended in connection with the incident, they said, adding that the pistol was also recovered. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The three accused were conducting a recce to take revenge on one Sanjay Rana following a dispute with him, police said. Constables Kavinder and Rajesh posted at Aman Vihar police station, were patrolling Sector 20 in Rohini when they got a tip-off about the presence of three persons, one of them a murder accused, who were driving around in a car in the area. The two constables located the car and were approaching it when the suspects sped away. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us As the two constables followed them, the car took a U-turn and came towards them, Deputy Commissioner of police (Rohini) S D Mishra said. Kavinder took out his pistol and signalled the suspects to stop the vehicle but the driver, identified as Lala, a local, tried to hit him, the officer said. Kavinder jumped aside and hit the window pane of the car, smashing the glass. The person sitting inside the car grabbed the hand of the constable who was holding a pistol, the DCP said. They dragged Kavinder along for four-five metres and snatched his pistol before releasing his hand. Advertise With Us The constable sustained a cut on his hand, the DCP said. Dabas was nabbed from his village in Rasoolpur while his accomplice, Ashok was arrested from Pooth Kalan village, the officer said. The car used by the accused was recovered along with the robbed pistol and loaded bullets, the officer added. The third accused, a minor working in the office of Dabas, was also apprehended, the officer said. Dabas was arrested with two of his associates in 2010 allegedly for killing one Rahul, a resident of Kanjhawala. Rahul was killed allegedly after he failed to pay Rs 10,000 that he had borrowed from Dabas, the police said. The other accused, Ashok, has previous cases registered against him under the Excise Act and in connection with an accident, they added.last_img read more

Mohanlal box office rampage Lucifer shatters Premams 200day record in 24 days

first_imgTwitterPrithviraj Sukumaran, the young hunk of Mollywood, made his dream directorial debut with the movie ‘Lucifer’ that hit the theatres on March 28. The film which starred Complete Actor Mohanlal in the lead role has already grossed Rs 150 crore worldwide, and thus it has emerged as the fastest Mollywood movie to achieve this feat. In its glorious theatrical run, ‘Lucifer’ has shattered many box office records, and the latest one being the biggest Mollywood grosser in Tamil Nadu.Until the release of ‘Lucifer’, it was Nivin Pauly’s ‘Premam’ that decorated the record for the biggest Mollywood grosser in Tamil Nadu. In its theatrical run which spanned for more than 200 days, this Malayalam movie collected more than Rs 2 crore from Tamil Nadu. However, ‘Lucifer’ has shattered this record within 24 days of its release.Due to immense pre-release hype, ‘Lucifer’ was opened with record figures in almost all release centres. In its opening day, the film collected Rs 6.7 crore from Kerala box-office alone, and thus it emerged as the second biggest opener, standing next to ‘Odiyan’ that grossed more than Rs 7.2 crore. At the end of the opening weekend, the film grossed Rs 17.50 crore from Kerala alone, while the worldwide figure was a whopping Rs 44 crore.The demand for tickets and current booking trends indicate that the film will soon enter the elite Rs 200 crore club in the coming days. In this course, ‘Lucifer’ may also shatter the records of all time Mollywood blockbuster ‘Pulimurugan’ that had collected more than Rs 160 crore worldwide.In the meantime, several Mohanlal fans are requesting the makers of ‘Lucifer’ to start the production of a sequel to this movie. In a recent interaction with International Business Times, India, Murali Gopy, the screenwriter of ‘Lucifer’ had also revealed that ‘Lucifer’ is such a film which has all the potential to emerge as a franchise.”Lucifer is definitely designed as a franchise, and it is very evident from its structure and progression that it is one. I will abstain myself here from giving you any further leads,” said Murali Gopy.’Lucifer’ is a high voltage political thriller that narrates the story of Stephen Nedumpally (Mohanlal), a dual faced politician from South Kerala. Apart from Mohanlal, the film also stars Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, Kalabhavan Shajon, Saikumar, Baiju Santhosh and Saniya in other prominent roles.last_img read more

Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done

first_img More information: via: Discovery News Large Hadron Collider experiments bring new insight into primordial universe Citation: Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done (2011, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-higgs-rumor-science-correctly.html The Atlas detector at the LHC at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Image credit: LHC. (PhysOrg.com) — With the Large Hadron Collidor (LHC) running smoothly for well over a year now, the excitement surrounding the possibility for the discovery of new physics has generated a few rumors – speculations that have not been published in peer-reviewed journals. The latest came last week, when an anonymous person posted the abstract of a note on Columbia University mathematician Peter Woit’s blog that claimed an intriguing observation. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com The abstract, which comes from an internal note from the ATLAS experiment at CERN, claims to have observed a resonance at 115 GeV. “This large enhancement over the standard model rate implies that the present result is the first definitive observation of physics beyond the standard model,” the memo says. “Exciting new physics, including new particles, may be expected to be found in the very near future.”As Woit noted, the resonance could signify the much anticipated Higgs boson: “It’s the sort of thing you would expect to see if there were a Higgs at that mass, but the number of events seen is about 30 times more than the standard model would predict.”When the Nature blog The Great Beyond asked ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti about the rumor, she said that these kinds of signals frequently appear during data analysis, and are later falsified after more detailed scrutiny.“Only official ATLAS results, i.e. results that have undergone all the necessary scientific checks by the Collaboration, should be taken seriously,” she said.Other scientists have emphasized that it’s simply unscientific to publicly discuss internal material before the collaboration officially publishes a result. In the case of ATLAS, the collaboration involves 3,000 scientists from around the world who work together to analyze every detail of the data.So why publicize the rumors in the first place? For Woit, who decided to write a full blog post on the comment he received, the reason is to expose the rumor for what it is.“I’ve generally taken the point of view that it’s not my job to stop rumors, but rather to put out accurate information about them when available to me,” he wrote.In the meantime, everyone not involved in the ATLAS collaboration might just let those scientists do their work in peace, and wait patiently for an official publication before discussing the research. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Body of one Metro construction worker found

first_imgKolkata: The body of one of the two Metro Railway construction workers who had been trapped under the debris following the collapse of Majerhat Bridge, was recovered from the accident site on Wednesday evening.The other victim is feared to be still trapped under the debris. It has been learnt that both the victims hailed from Murshidabad district, who had come to the city to work as construction labourers. After the incident occurred, the family members of the two victims came all the way to the city from the district to trace them. They were aimlessly roaming around the accident site on Wednesday morning, with a hope that they might find them alive. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey were carrying the photographs of the victims in their hands and also pleaded to the police and disaster management team to tell them if they had found any trace of the victims. There were many curious onlookers who congregated at the accident site from early Wednesday morning to have a glimpse of the collapsed bridge. Police faced difficulties in handling the rush of onlookers. The body of Pranab Dey was recovered by the police and disaster management team on Wednesday, while Goutam Mondal is still feared to be trapped. A search operation is still going on. Some of the local people said that some more victims might have been trapped under the debris. The death toll might go up once the police and disaster management team clear the debris, said worried local residents.last_img read more

Page not found Load archived copies with Wayback Machine for Chrome

first_imgPage not found? Load archived copies with Wayback Machine for Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on January 15, 2017 in Google Chrome – Last Update: January 26, 2017 – 12 commentsWayback Machine is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that detects page error codes to suggest to access archived copies of the page.There is a saying that the Internet won’t forget a thing, and that it is difficult to impossible to remove content from the Internet completely.While that is the case, it is no rare occurrence that Internet users encounter deleted, redirected or temporarily unavailable pages or entire sites.The most common error is probably 404 page not found, but there are plenty of other errors and codes that users may encounter (called HTTP status codes).It can be quite the frustrating experience if a resource is no longer available. Maybe because it holds the solution for a computer issue that you are researching, has the answer to a question you have, or because it is the download page of a program that you want to download.Wayback Machine for Chrome (and Firefox)Note: Wayback Machine was released only for Google Chrome. Firefox users can install the extension in their browser however using the Firefox add-on Chrome Store Foxified. The extension works just fine in the browser when that is done.One of the better ways to deal with dead or temporarily unavailable pages is to use the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine is an Internet resource that holds copies of web pages.You can head over to the official website right away to start using it. The archive provides you with access to more than 279 billion web pages currently, and the number is growing.While that is one way to deal with it, it is cumbersome if you encounter dead or unavailable pages regularly.That’s where the Google Chrome extension Wayback Machine comes into play. The official extension detects a bunch of relevant error codes — 404, 408, 410, 451, 500, 502, 503, 504, 509, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, and 526 — to suggests to load an archived version of the page on the Wayback Machine website.All you need to do then is to click on the “click here to see archived version” button to do that. This is easier obviously than having to open the site manually, pasting in the URL of the page, and waiting for the results to be returned to you.It needs to be noted that there are limitations to the process:This works only if an archived copy of the page is available.The page needs to throw one of the supported error codes, and not handle errors in another way. For instance, if a page displays a custom error page, Wayback Machine may not work correctly.The second limitation is a bit unfortunate, One way to get around this would be to add the look up functionality to the extension icon in Chrome. This is not the case right now, but it would be highly beneficial if the developers would add the option to the extension.The developers have added the feature. You can click on the Wayback Machine icon now to make it retrieve the most recent or oldest entry of the page you are on regardless of error status.Another feature that got added recently is the option to save pages directly to the Wayback Machine using the “save page now” command.It is interesting to note that Mozilla is testing the functionality right now in one of Firefox’s Test Pilot projects. No More 404s acts specifically on pages that return 404 not found error codes however. Firefox users may use third-party add-ons like Resurrect Pages instead as well which offer improved functionality.Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 4 votes Software Name Wayback MachineSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wayback-machine/fpnmgdkabkmnadcjpehmlllkndpkmiak/reviews Advertisementlast_img read more

Install and use Teamviewer 13 for GNULinux remote access and support

first_imgInstall and use Teamviewer 13 for GNU/Linux remote access and support by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on December 09, 2017 in Linux – Last Update: December 12, 2017 – 8 commentsI have a friend who is about as skilled with computers as I am with nano-technological engineering. That’s a thing, right? Anyway, every month or two, he asks me to ‘fix his computer’ which usually means cleaning junk, malware, and uninstalling anything he shouldn’t have installed. Often, I do this from my computer at home, sometimes from within my GNU/Linux partition.Teamviewer is a program that essentially lets the user remote control another PC. Teamviewer is also available for mobile devices, which can be incredibly handy for remotely accessing your/others machine from your cellphone. I have ‘fixed’ his computer many times, while on the bus or in a car (as a passenger) thanks to the ability to connect via my cellphone.Teamviewer is available in most repositories, but can also be downloaded from the Teamviewer downloads page, as of right now Teamviewer 13 is the stable version for GNU/Linux.You find installation instructions on the TeamViewer Community portal if you need help with that. On most systems, all you have to do is double-click on the downloaded file, or right-click on it and select the “Open With Package Manager” option to do so.As far as requirements are concerned, TeamViewer runs on 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM devices, and supports Ubuntu (and derivates), Debian, RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, and SUSE officiallyTeamViewer for LinuxOnce Teamviewer has been installed, accessing a remote machine is incredibly simple; in this article we will just use the basic connection features, but unattended access and other more complicated features are also available.First, you / the owner of the remote machine, needs to give you the ‘Partner ID’ for the remote machine, and the password. Simply enter the ID number into the appropriate box, followed by the password when requested, and voila, you will shortly later be in total control of the remote machine!The user who owns the machine that is being remote-controlled, has the ability to end the session at anytime, lock the remote user, etc, in order to help preserve security and prevent someone from doing things they would prefer not done.You’ll note that there is usually some performance issues on the computer that is remotely accessing the other machine, so using Teamviewer for things like remote-gaming isn’t really feasible. However, navigation of the file system, program installation/management, web browsing, etc, are all quite easily done.Security wise, all data sent between machines is highly encrypted using RSA 2048 public/private key exchange, AES (256 bit) session encryption from end to end, which is the standard encryption used in most things nowadays; so no need to worry about sensitive information being sniffed or procured in transit, making Teamviewer safe to use for business needs as well.Teamviewer is free for personal use, so feel free to give it a try if you are unfamiliar with it, or if you too have that one friend who always needs help with their computer.Now you: Do you use remote access tools? Like what, and for what? Let’s hear about it in the comments!SummaryArticle NameInstall and use Teamviewer 13 for GNU/Linux remote access and supportDescriptionMike takes a look at the TeamViewer 13 remote support program for Linux, and walks you through the steps of installing and using it.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Demi Lovato helped this gay couple get engaged during her gig

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Popstar Demi Lovato helped a gay couple get engaged by surprising them at one of her shows.The men in question was Rayvon Owen, a top four finalist in American Idol and Lovato’s friend Shane Bitney Crone.Rayvon came out in the video to his debut single Can’t Fight It.Crone became friends with the singer after she saw Bridgegroom, a 2013 documentary that documented the unexplained death of his partner Tom Bridgegroom.Crone has also appeared in two of Lovato’s music videos, Really Don’t Care and Sorry Not Sorry.Demi Lovato ‘went the extra mile’Rayvon Owen (right) kisses boyfriend Shane Bitney Crone in the video for his debut single Can’t Fight ItLovato was performing in LA as part of her Tell Me You Love Me tour when she decided to surprise Rayvon.She took the stage and told the audience she needed help with her next song, with Owen completely unaware that he was about to be selected.‘I didn’t know what was going on. I thought I was going up there to like, dance,’ Owen told Billboard Pride.Going on, he said: ”I thought we were going to have a little twerk session with her.‘And then she was like, “Who’d you come here with?’”‘I was like, “I came with my boyfriend Shane,” and she’s like, “Where is he?”‘And I was like looking to where we were sitting, thinking that he was still seated over there, and then he popped up in the middle of the stage!” WATCH: Demi Lovato is boss-ass woman in new music videoDemi Lovato cancels London show hours before showtimeDemi Lovato on surprise kiss with Kehlani: ‘It was perfect’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-couple-get-engaged-demi-lovato-gig/ InstagramDemi Lovato helped a gay couple get engaged on stage during one of her shows Demi Lovato ‘engineered’ the elaborate proposal stuntCrone rose from a trap door the middle of the stage and surprised him in front of a cheering crowd.I thought I could never love again, and then I completely fell in love with everything about you.You inspire me every day with your passion, your patience, your talents and generous heart,’ said Crone as he proposed to Owen on-stage.After letting the couple share their emotional moment, Lovato then tearfully explained how she had been friends with Crone following his heartbreaking personal story.‘I’ve gotten to watch Shane go through so much and come out on the other side — such a strong person who’s now found the love of his life,’ she gushed before serenading the couple with her track Yes.Rayvon took to Twitter to share his feelings – and the moment he was surprised on-stage by his now-fiancee and Lovato.I SAID YES!!!i’m still in tears. last night was hands down the happiest night of my life. i am beyond excited and honored to spend the rest of my life with you, @ShaneBitney. thank you @ddlovato for giving us this extremely special moment. #tellmeyoulovemetour pic.twitter.com/P3Kow9jdgZ— Rayvon Owen (@RayvonOwen) March 4, 2018‘I’m still in tears. last night was hands down the happiest night of my life.‘I am beyond excited and honored to spend the rest of my life with you, @ShaneBitney.‘thank you @ddlovato for giving us this extremely special moment. #tellmeyoulovemetour.’Following the stunt, Crone pointed out that the elaborate stage show was the mastermind of Lovato herself.‘The whole slideshow, and her singing the song, that was like her idea.‘She was so kind to do that, then to even go the extra mile, you know?‘Not just say, “Yeah, you can propose to him on stage,” but then, “Let me sing you a song.”‘She did the whole thing. It took up almost ten minutes of her concert,’ he said after the show.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

The Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle Is Up For A 98

first_img Share Tweet Submit Project management is no doubt a great career but it requires a lot of investment in the form of resources, time, hard work etc. So, how do we go about all these problems? Well, you don’t have to give it a lot of thought. Wccftech is here with a solution. We are offering an amazing discount on The Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle. With this bundle you will get lifetime access to the course content.Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle featuresThe bundle includes 10 extremely comprehensive courses. This bundle is your key to excelling in the project management field. So are you willing to invest? Or do you still need more convincing? Here are highlights of what each course has to offer:Project Management Professional (PMP) – Increase Your Employability & Salary with This Industry-Recognized CertificationCertified Associate In Project Management (PMI-CAPM) – Get a Comprehensive Introduction to Project Management & Give Your Career a BoostRisk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) – Take the Risks Out of Project Management by Becoming a Certified Risk ManagerCompTIA Project+ PK0-003 – Get Familiar with the Project Lifecycle & Learn One of the Most Important Positions in ITSix Sigma Green Belt – This 20-Hour Course Will Get You Up to Speed on All Things Six SigmaSix Sigma Black Belt – Elevate Your Career Prospects by Mastering Six SigmaPRINCE2 Foundation – Take the First Step Toward PRINCE2® CertificationPRINCE2 Practitioner – Delve Into One of the Most Rapidly Growing Project Management MethodologiesInformation Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Service Operation – Learn the Best Practices for Service Operation in the IT IndustryThe bundle has been designed by iCollege. The company is known as a leading provider of e-learning courses, learning technologies and development services. This platform is basically a collaborative venture of XpertSkills and XpertEase Software. This combination of companies has been very ideal for business and hence iCollege has been able to provide sophisticated, innovative, flexible and cost-effective learning solutions.Original Price Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle: $2990Wccftech Discount Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle: $49last_img read more

Senate Opens Debate on Better Care Reconciliation Act

first_img News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more July 26, 2017 — The U.S. Senate voted Monday, with a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, to begin debate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the legislation drafted by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately called a vote on the first version of the bill, which was defeated 57-43.Since the 115th Congress began session in January, Republicans in the House and Senate have made repealing the ACA, also known as Obamacare, a top priority. The House passed its version of a repeal-and-replace bill, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in April after lengthy debate and the withdrawal of the first version by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Both chambers have seen progress stalled by extensive disagreements between moderates and the most conservative members of the Republican party.The version of the BCRA defeated on Tuesday was designed to appease the moderate Republican faction by adding back Obamacare taxes removed from prior iterations, including the net investment income tax, the additional Medicare Health Insurance Tax and a tax on high-earning health insurance executives. The bill included an amendment, introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), that would have allowed insurance providers to sell stripped-down plans that did not comply with ACA requirements as long as they offer at least one policy that does. The final major piece was a $70 billion allotment for states to help consumers with paying out-of-pocket healthcare costs in the form of cost-sharing or health savings accounts.Intact from the first version of the Senate bill was the gradual rollback of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Under McConnell’s vision, Medicaid would be changed from an open-ended entitlement program to a fixed amount of money granted to states based on enrollment or as a block grant. The BCRA would reduce the annual growth rate of those funds beginning in 2020.With the failure of the full repeal-and-replace legislation, Republican leadership may eventually introduce a “skinny” version that only repeals a few ACA requirements to try to ensure passage. These would include the individual and employer insurance mandates, the medical device tax and the public health fund, according to the Washington Post.Read about the “Affordable Care Act “Skinny Repeal” Defeated in Senate,” news from July 28, 2017.For more information: www.senate.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more News | Radiology Business | July 26, 2017 Senate Opens Debate on Better Care Reconciliation Act First full Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation voted down following opening of debate; multiple versions expected to be unveiled in quick succession News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. 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Twitter allegedly deleted 70 million fake accounts in an attempt to curb

first_imgIn the real world, a person having multiple identities is said to have Dissociative identity disorder (DID); but what about the virtual world? Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and so on have an equal number or even more fake identity profiles than real ones. It has set out on a mission to excise these fake and suspicious profiles from its platform. The committee plans to depreciate 214% more accounts on a yearly basis for violating its spam policies. Source: Twitter blog Twitter initiated this drive to improve the authenticity of conversations on the platform. It also aims to ensure users have access to information that is highly credible, relevant, and of a high-quality. Following this, it started off its battle against the fake profiles and has been constantly suspending fake accounts which are inauthentic, spammy or created via malicious automated bots. Instead of waiting for people to report on these accounts, the company is proactively dodging across problematic accounts and observing their behavior by using machine learning tools. These tools identify spam or automated accounts and automatically take necessary actions. Some plans Twitter has, to avoid fake account creation, include: Enabling a read-only mode to reduce visibility of suspicious accounts It plans to monitor the behaviour of every profile and update its account metrics in near-real time. This will help in knowing the number of followers an account has, or the number of likes or Retweets a Tweet receives, and so on. The account may even be converted into a read-only mode, if found behaving suspiciously. The account will be removed from follower figures and engagement counts until it has passed a challenge of conforming the account with a phone number. A warning is displayed against such read-only accounts to prevent new accounts from following it. Once the account passes the challenge, its footprint is restored. Improving Twitter’s sign-up process Twitter will make it all the more difficult for spam accounts to register for an account. The new accounts will also have to confirm either an email address or phone number when they sign up to Twitter. It also plans to working closely with its Trust and Safety Council and other expert NGOs to ensure this change does not affect people working in a high-risk environment where anonymity is necessary. This process would be rolled-out later this year. Auditing existing accounts for signs of automated sign-up It is also conducting an audit to secure a number of legacy systems used to create accounts. This process will ensure that every account created on Twitter passes some simple, automatic security checks designed to prevent automated signups. The new protections Twitter has recently developed as a result of this audit have already aided them in preventing more than 50,000 spam sign-ups per day. Malicious behavior detection systems being expanded They are also planning to automate some processes where suspicious account activity is detected by the behavior detection systems. Activities such as exceptionally high-volume tweeting using the same hashtag, or the same @username without a reply from the account. These tests vary in intensity, and may simply request the account owner to complete a simple reCAPTCHA process or a password reset request. Complex cases are automatically passed to the team for review. Twitter has fastened its seat belt and won’t stop until it takes down all the fake accounts from its platform. While this move is bold and commendable for a social network platform given the steep rise in fake news and other allied unsavory consequences of an ever-connected world, Twitter’s investors did not take it well. The company shares fell to around 9.7% on Monday, after it announced that it is suspending more than 1 million accounts a day. As per a Twitter statement, the account suspension doubled since October last year. Many speculate that this is a response to the congressional pressure the platform has been receiving regarding the alleged Russian fake accounts found on Twitter to interfere with the U.S elections held last year. The number reached around 7 million in May and June, and a similar pace continues in July. Though this move raises serious concerns around their falling user growth rate, this is an important step for the organization to improve the health of their social platform. Chief Financial Officer, Ned Segal, tweeted, “most accounts we remove are not included in our reported metrics as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted.” I, for one, ‘like’ Twitter’s decision. Minor inconveniences are a small price to pay for a more honest commune and information sharing. Read more about this news on The Washington Post’s original coverage. Read next Top 5 cybersecurity assessment tools for networking professionals Top 5 Cybersecurity Myths Debunked Top 10 IT certifications for cloud and networking professionals in 2018last_img read more

Scandinavian Airlines SAS Comfort Kit wins a Mercury Award

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/288fa/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The SAS new Comfort Kit was awarded a Mercury for “Category 3: Light Equipment” by the International Travel Catering Association. The category is for the entry of all types of equipment that promote and enhance the overall service within the industry. Mercury is the most prestigious honor awarded by the International Travel Catering Association and sought after by the best and most pro-active companies in the industry. Source = SAS Scandinavian Airlines “The SAS Comfort Kit is a small, but execllent example of how we innovate to enhance our passengers travel experience while remaining true to our environmentally conscious roots.”– Ole Johansson, Regional General Manager, Asia & Pacific “With the introduction of the Comfort Kit, the airline illustrates their eco-consciousness to the passenger, while offering a stylish amenity kit. It meets the ‘greener’ expectations of today’s travelers.”– the Mercury Committeecenter_img The Comfort kit bag and the products it carries are both environmentally friendly and unique. The exterior bag is made from PET felt, a material produced entirely from 100% recycled plastic. It has no nylon or synthetic accessories such as zippers, buttons or lining. No colorants, inks or chemical treatments were used to ensure that the bag is totally recyclable.Inside, the bag contains products from Rituals, a cosmetics company that only uses natural, renewable and organic ingredients. Each of the products is also packaged using biodegradable and recyclable materials. The Comfort Kit has been introduced to all SAS long-haul flights in Business Class. It was developed to help passengers feel at ease and at home when flying with SAS without compromising on environmental integrity.last_img read more