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first_imgNova Scotia Mi’kmaq and the province are working together to protect the environment, grow the economy and create new jobs through renewable energy. These partners will come together with other leaders in renewable energy on Wednesday, Nov. 21, for a seminar to explore ways to seize opportunities from emerging Mi’kmaq expertise. Participants will also learn about requirements and best practices for the duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples about activities that could impact their rights. More than 200 participants are expected to take part in the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, Expanding Traditions Through Renewable Energy learning seminar in Halifax. “We are working with the Mi’kmaq to support business development and renewable energy projects that will benefit the entire province,” said Darrell Dexter, Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. “Mi’kmaq expertise is growing, presenting tremendous opportunities to produce more clean energy while creating new jobs.” The Mi’kmaq have developed their own renewable energy strategy to help create new Mi’kmaq companies and wind projects. Mi’kmaq companies have also partnered with other wind companies for the provincial Community Feed in Tariff Program, including projects in Amherst, Millbrook and Membertou. “Our people have lived off the lands of Nova Scotia for many generations,” said Chief Gerard Julian, the assembly’s lead chief on energy. “We are now looking forward and expanding our knowledge on how to best preserve and protect these resources by using clean, renewable energy.” These initiatives have positioned the Mi’kmaq as a key player in renewable energy and established them as valuable partners. It sets the groundwork for new partnerships between industry and Mi’kmaq, leading to new opportunities for future renewable energy developments. The learning seminar offers essential information for industry, consultants, government and non-government organizations, academics, Mi’kmaq organizations, legal professionals, and those who want to gain a better understanding of Aboriginal consultation and partnering with Mi’kmaq in renewable energy For more information on the seminar, visit http://novascotia.ca/abor/aborlearn/ . FOR BROADCAST COPY: Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and the province are working together to protect the environment, grow the economy and create new jobs through renewable energy. These partners will come together with other leaders in renewable energy on Wednesday (November 21st) to explore ways to seize opportunities from emerging Mi’kmaq expertise Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, Expanding Traditions Through Renewable Energy learning seminar in Halifax. Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Darrell Dexter says Mi’kmaq expertise is growing, presenting tremendous opportunities to produce more clean energy while creating new jobs. The Mi’kmaq have developed their own renewable energy strategy creating new Mi’kmaq companies and wind projects. Assembly Lead Chief on Energy Gerard Julian says the Mi’kmaq have lived off the lands of Nova Scotia for many generations and are expanding their knowledge on how to best preserve and protect these resources by using clean, renewable energy. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources Sydney office, at 300 Mountain Rd., Coxheath, is closed today, April 1, because of bad weather. To report wildfires, poaching, or emergency wildlife situations at any time, call the department toll free, at 1-800-565-2224. -30-last_img

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first_imgNew Delhi: With the help of small clues like school name, parents’ identity, father’s profession, Delhi Police reunited more than 100 children (including 2 Divyang) with their parents.Police said that some of the parents had lost hope that their children will not be traced. A strong team of 13 policemen from the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (North-East district) brought smiles on the face of the parents and their children. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Atul Thakur said that the age group of recovered children were between 2 to 18 years. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThey hail from various states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chatishgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Most of the children were from a poor socio-economic background. Revealing the stories behind the drive, an officer told Millennium Post that one of their head constables (HC) visited child home in Paharganj where he noticed that 13-year-old boy was weeping in the home. “HC Pradeep interacted with the kid but he was not ready to provide his address. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAfter long persuasion, he took the name of the school in Punjab where he studies,” the officer said. Later, Punjab police were contacted who told about the kid. “We were informed that a case of missing was registered with Punjab Police. The phone number of the complainant in the case was obtained and he was contacted,” police said. The complainant told Delhi Police officials that prior to this, he received several phone calls from various persons claiming that they know about his child whereabouts and asked him to come with money. The complainant visited the spot with money but his child could not be traced. “We send a photo of his child and after satisfaction, complainant was reunited with the kid,” police said. A team under Additional DCP RP Meena led by Inspector Tanvir Ashraf reunited the kids. In another case, a boy gave a clue that his father is working in Kirti Nagar Pathar Market but he has no idea about the said place where his father wroks. A door to door search operation was made and his parents were traced. In another case 10-year-old child was reunited with his family. Police said that boy came to Delhi alone without disclosing any one to meet his mother, who was working somewhere in Noida UP. His father was mentally disturbed and did not lodged any report to police. In another case, a two-year-old child was reunited with his family in North East Delhi. After reuniting 101 children with their parents in 2018, a hundred children have been reunited with their families again in 2019(from January 1 to July 13) by AHTU of North East District Police.last_img read more

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first_imgCALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is planning to head to Thailand in his quest to get better.Ryan Straschnitzki of Airdrie, Alta. plans to undergo an experimental surgical procedure on his spine that he hopes can restore some movement below the level of his injury.“It’s kind of cool. Turning humans into robots,” the 19-year-old said with a laugh in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.Straschnitzki and 12 others on the Saskatchewan junior hockey team were injured when a semi truck blew through a stop sign and into the path of the team’s bus last April.Sixteen people died.Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down. He hopes the surgery might help him improve his daily life.An epidural stimulation implant would be placed in his back. With the use of a small device like a remote control, the implant sends electrical currents to the spinal cord to stimulate nerves and move his limbs, bypassing traditional pathways.The implant can be programmed to stimulate certain nerves mapped out by surgeons and therapists.“It works and it’s safe and I can’t wait,” Straschnitzki said. “In the end, I think it will be worth it so I can have control over things that I didn’t have control over before and things that are out of my power.“Just getting some core muscles back would be awesome.”Straschnitzki was inspired to try the procedure by Calgary surgeon Dr. Richi Gill, who had the operation last year after he was paralyzed in an accident.Only a half dozen people in Canada have had it done abroad and only about 30 worldwide.The executive director of the Synaptic Spinal Cord Injury and Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in Calgary said Straschnitzki could be in Thailand in April or May. He would stay there between four and six weeks.“Ryan is certainly a prime candidate for a procedure like this. So once we finish communicating with Thailand, Ryan should be approved to go ahead with the procedure,” Uyen Nguyen said.“The sooner this could happen the better.”Nguyen cautioned it isn’t a cure, but it is new therapy that’s growing in popularity. The surgery is relatively straight forward.“It is a device that goes over the spinal cord and sends messages out to the rest of the body,” she said. “It is the rehab afterwards that is arduous and tedious and that’s where Ryan’s strength and fortitude comes in. You have to commit.”The surgery can cost up to $100,000 and isn’t covered by health care or insurance. It is also performed in countries such as the United States and Switzerland, but it’s much cheaper in Thailand.Straschnitzki’s parents say it’s worth it.“The possibility is he could walk and get out of that wheelchair. That’s the main thing right there,” said Tom Straschnitzki.Michelle Straschnitzki is a little more cautious.“I just don’t want to get up any false hopes,” she said. “I think he’s going in with a very strong attitude and, provided everything goes well, I think the sky’s the limit for him.”Ryan Straschnitzki said he is a bit nervous but will cope with his jitters.“I mean there’s always going to be nerves with everything you do and I think I just have to overcome that — keeping that positive mind set, pushing myself every day and having the hope that I can walk again.”Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterBill Graveland, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government has moved forward in Parliament with the ratification of the new North American free-trade agreement as the legislative clock ticks towards a summer adjournment and fall election.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled a Ways and Means motion in the House of Commons Monday afternoon to lay the groundwork for ratifying the new pact.Freeland says the full lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canadian imports has paved the way for formal approval of the new deal.She says Canada will move forward in tandem with the U.S. in ratifying the deal, as much as that is possible.Freeland says she will meet soon with her cabinet colleagues to update them on plans to table the necessary legislation to ratify the updated continental trade pact that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico signed last November.On Thursday, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence will be in Ottawa, where he is expected to exchange views with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Freeland on the legislative way forward in their two countries.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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One person was killed and another person sustained injuries following a shooting incident in Gonahena, Kadawatha.The police said that the person killed was a 46 year old man.

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Research In Motion to unveil new BlackBerry devices, operating system Jan. 30 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 12, 2012 4:49 pm MDT TORONTO – Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) made another step towards the release of its new BlackBerry smartphones on Monday, announcing that it plans to unveil the devices and its new operating system on Jan. 30.The launch date provides a little more certainty for those who were skeptical that another BlackBerry would ever see the light of day, but it still doesn’t confirm when customers will be able to buy the new touchscreen and keypad versions at stores.“We’re not going to talk about availability yet,” said company spokeswoman Crystal Roberts in a telephone interview.Instead, RIM is planning to use the late January date as a platform to showcase the make-or-break device with simultaneous events in multiple countries, though its still uncertain exactly which countries will be the first to get a peek.The hotly-anticipated launch could mimic the style that technology giant Apple Inc. has made famous in recent years, with its CEO showing off new devices on a stage surrounded by a rapturous crowd of eager users.Given that the BlackBerry launch will be held in multiple countries at the same time, it’s unclear at this point in which city or cities RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins will appear.Shares of RIM were higher Monday, up three per cent or 25 cents at $8.81 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but the gain was only about half that made earlier in the session, shortly after the company issued the announcement.The minimal stock movement suggests traders were little surprised by the announcement, since the launch date was in line with expectations, said Bill Kreher, a technology analyst with financial services firm Edward Jones.“Given recent missteps and delays we believe this removes some uncertainty around the timing these devices make it to market,” he said, noting that the phones are likely to hit shelves in late February or March.“I’m still skeptical regarding that moment of truth when consumers are faced with multiple devices, that they’ll actually purchase a BlackBerry 10.”RIM has outlined that it plans to launch the new smartphones with grassroots and viral marketing campaigns that lean heavily on recruiting loyal BlackBerry users and former users who have switched to competitors’ devices, like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3, but would consider coming back to the BlackBerry.But analysts say that will only get the company so far in its launch.“The company is playing catch up, they do not have the ecosystem of other devices,” Kreher said, noting the prominence of apps stores from Apple’s iTunes store and Google.“With their branding waning over the last few years, we think marketing will help but a hit product is what will allow RIM to succeed long term.”Last week, the company gave Canadian politicians and their staff to a sneak preview of the yet-to-be-released devices, while it also won U.S. security clearance for the BlackBerry 10 platform.“They’re trying to thread the needle between big announcements and releases from their most serious competitors,” said Charter Equity analyst Edward Snyder.“Gaining (market) share back is going to be very expensive and it’s going to be time consuming.”Snyder noted that several factors are working against RIM, including that the launch will miss this year’s lucrative holiday season and debut in the first half of next year, a much slower sales period for smart phones. He said RIM will also unveil the new phones around the same time as the rumoured date for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 device, which could steal thunder from the BlackBerry.Cormark Securities analyst Richard Tse maintains his “Buy” rating on RIM’s stock, saying that he believes the new operating system may be better than many people expect.Earlier this month, the company announced that its operating system went into testing stages with 50 phone carriers around the world, marking a significant milestone in getting the devices to market.RIM president and CEO Thorsten Heins said that in building BlackBerry 10, the company set out to create “a truly unique mobile computing experience.”“Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities,” Heins said in announcing the launch date.Among other things, the BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalogue of applications from games to lifestyle and multimedia apps, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.The company says the feature it calls BlackBerry Flow allows seamless navigation across open applications. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into what is called the BlackBerry hub. With a simple gesture, users can peek into the hub at any time, regardless of what they are doing with the device.The new smartphones will also have a function that adapts to how the user types to allow faster and more accurate typing.And RIM says a feature called BlackBerry Balance will keep personal apps and information separate from work data, but the user will be able to switch back and forth. read more

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Clash of PGE Vive Kielce and RK Vardar Skopje was one of the most interesting last weekend at VELUX EHF Champions League, but certainly the biggest challenge for referees who had to control adrenaline of two motivated teams. Match ended with two direct red cards – Vuko Borozan punched Michal Jurecki in the first half, while on the other side nervous Alex Dujshebaev had wild reaction after he was stopped by Siarhei Shishkarev in 35th minute…Here are two fantastic photos from these two moments…FOTO: Anna Benicewicz-Miazga, PGE Vive Kielce FB ← Previous Story CSM Bucuresti defeated in Germany! Next Story → David Balaguer scores goal of EHF CL Round 5 PGE Vive KielceRK Vardar Skopje

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first_imgChildren with life limiting/threatening conditions. Children who deserve better.Irwin also said that Jack and Jill will accompany the “Show of Support” campaign that will be outside the office of An Taoiseach at Government Buildings, Merrion Sq tomorrow between 1pm and 2pm.He also urged people to sign the www.ourchildrenshealth.ie online campaign for medical cards.We will continue to fight ALL THE WAY on this one on behalf of the children under our wing. They may not have a voice, but they certainly have an army of supporters around the country who will speak out on their behalf regarding this injustice on medical cards.“We have families ready to take this Government to court on medical cards based on the rights of the child to access the medical support they require. Our children want more action and less talk on their rights.I want to thank the families who have gone public with their nightmare medical card stories. Remember when we take the “I” out of Illness and replace it with “We” – it becomes Wellness.Read: Jack & Jill CEO: ‘I get no top-up payments, no bonus, no pension’>Read: They took the medical card from our little girl. She has Cerebral Palsy and may never walk’> THE FOUNDER OF Jack and Jill Jonathan Irwin says he will continue to fight on the medical card crisis.He explained that “Our nurses have formally requested a meeting with Minister Reilly to discuss what his Department calls ‘the hard cases’ which we have documented”.Irwin said that they will demand that Reilly and his cabinet colleagues give “proper consideration to automatic medical cards for the children in our care”.last_img read more

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first_imgDáil to bring in 30-second moment of reflection after the daily prayer The Dáil prayer will continue to be read in English and Irish. Short URL A moment of silence at the start of proceedings provides that opportunity and brings the chamber closer to the diverse, equal and fair Ireland which it is elected to represent. THE DÁIL IS bringing in a 30-second moment of reflection after the daily prayer.The Oireachtas Committee on Procedures and Privileges decided yesterday that the Dáil prayer, which is said at the beginning of business each day, should continue to be said in English and Irish.An additional moment of silence will then follow.Before TDs take their seats each day, the Ceann Comhairle is tasked with reading the prayer to the chamber.There have been many debates about whether it is appropriate in a modern parliament, with many suggesting that it should be scrapped.A number of politicians, and a government minister, have long campaigned for moment’s silence, stating that it would be more appropriate.Moment of silence In January, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone told TheJournal.ie a moment silence would be “much fairer than spoken prayer”.She said this reflection would be open to politicians of all faiths, and those of none.“In the interest of equality I fully support a moment of silence where every deputy can reflect, pray or be still ahead of their work on behalf of the people of Ireland,” she said.In 2012, a 30-second period of reflection was included in the Seanad before the prayer.When asked about the development last night, the minister said: 8,323 Views Share73 Tweet Email I welcome this positive step but I am conscious there is still work to do to ensure the Oireachtas is inclusive of all our people, including those of all beliefs and those of none.According to a Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll from earlier this year, 42% of people said each Dáil session should not begin with a prayer, while 42% said it should.A total of 16% said they don’t know.Ireland is not the only parliament to begin each day with a Christian prayer. Australia, Canada, South Africa, the UK and the US have similar procedures to ours.The Dáil prayer: We’re not the only parliament to have one>Read: Cash savvy members of the public exchange €1.3m worth of old Irish punts> Mar 30th 2017, 10:17 AM center_img http://jrnl.ie/3314647 In a time of huge challenge at home, in Europe and worldwide it is important all politicians can reflect on the actions they take on behalf of the Irish people. By Christina Finn 61 Comments Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 10:17 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Share15 Tweet Email1 Mar 22nd 2019, 7:01 AM Short URL Friday 22 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM 80 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4552394 Opinion: Can Irish media users identify trustworthy news sources? A recent Irish survey found that social media users are among the most media-savvy consumers of news, writes Niamh Kirk. Political LeaningMuch of the hype around fake news, conspiracy theories and disinformation campaigns have focused on fringe right-wing conservatives.Distrust of mainstream media is a common theme among alt-right commentators for example. This research indicates that people who said they had a right-wing leaning were found to have slightly lower levels of literacy than those who say they lean left.TrustNews literacy is also associated with the levels of trust in the news.  Amid the debate about the quality of information on social media, the impact on the audience and the efforts of social giants to tackle disinformation – this indicates that those with higher levels of trust in news on social media have lower levels of news literacy.Previous research has found that users often do not recognise news brands on social media. This raises questions as to what social media companies can do to support users in making informed choices about what they click on or scroll past.Be media smartIn 2016 the BAI launched a Media Literacy Policy which “sets out a range of skills to help people to navigate current, new and emerging content platforms.”“The survey findings and wider concerns about disinformation underscore the need for media literacy to help people be informed about the media they consume,” said BAI chief executive Michael O’Keeffe. It is European Media Literacy Week 2019  and Be Media Smart is a public awareness campaign running across media platforms to encourage people of all ages to ‘Stop, Think, and Check’ that the information they see, read or hear is reliable.Be Media Smart is an initiative of Media Literacy Ireland, which is an independent network of volunteer members, facilitated by the BAI, working together to enhance Irish people’s understanding of, and engagement with media. Niamh Kirk is a Media and Journalism Researcher in DCU, School of Communications and FuJo Institute examining journalism, digital networks, information flows and transnationalism.  center_img Niamh Kirk 10,310 Views By Niamh Kirk AHEAD OF THE European and Local elections in May, there is a renewed focus on media literacy – something that is critical to citizens making informed decisions.This week is European Media Literacy Week, an initiative by the European Commission aiming to highlight the importance of media literacy and promote media initiatives and projects across the EU.With heightened concerns regarding the quality of information available to citizens and declining levels of public trust in the fourth estate, media literacy initiatives seek to empower and inform citizens.The 2018 Reuters Digital News Report survey, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, examined levels of news literacy among Irish online news consumers as part of a wider survey of general news attitudes and preferences.  Respondents were asked four questions to measure their knowledge of journalism production and distribution.The multiple choice questions asked respondents to identify the state-funded media outlet, the financial status of the newspaper industry, the person who writes a press release, and how algorithms shape social media newsfeeds.It found that only about 3% of news consumers were wholly informed about news production, getting all four questions about journalism correct.About 33% were fairly news literate regarding some aspects of journalism, getting two of the four questions correct.About one-third of people got half, or more of the questions correct showing higher levels of news literacy.The results indicate that men have slightly higher levels of literacy than women and younger people tend to be only slightly more literate than older age groups.Higher income, higher education and higher engagement with news on a daily basis are also factors shaping higher levels of news and media literacy.PlatformsHowever, the research shows that where people get their media also affects media literacy.The overall highest news literacy was among users of news websites and apps (40%) and radio (30%), while the lowest literacy levels were among consumers of printed magazines and newspapers (both 23%).News websites and apps have an enhanced capacity to be transparent about the news production process with features like tracking changes to articles and linking to public sources used.However, there are still questions around how explicit news websites are when it comes to sourcing, such as citing that the article was provoked by a press release or through political communications.   Social media is often viewed as problematic in terms of news literacy.However, the survey found that social media users are slightly more literate (29%) than newspaper and magazine readers, as well as rolling TV viewers (28%) and TV bulletin viewers (26%). Online SourcesOnline readers of established news brands show higher levels of news literacy, particularly readers of the Guardian (53%) and The Irish Times (47%) as well as digital born brands like TheJournal.ie (42%).Additionally, dedicated regional newspaper readers are among the most media literate news consumers (43%).But just 28% of Sky news online users had high levels of news literacy. Online tabloid readers, in particular, showed lower levels of news literacy compared to digital broadsheet readers.The high percentage of media literate consumers of The Guardian might in part be explained by the outlet’s dedicated media analysis section that critically evaluates and investigates the industry.Similarly, in the effort to build subscribers during financially challenging times, The Guardian increased transparency regarding their news production processes and enhanced engagement between the audience and news producers.It was the first British title to have a readers’ editor.Amid all the initiatives to support news consumers, it is worth remembering that providing readers with a window into newsrooms can lead to a better understanding of how journalism is produced. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgDes inondations “bibliques” en AustralieDepuis Noël des inondations sans précédent frappent l’Australie et particulièrement le Queensland. Deux victimes sont à déplorer. Le niveau des eaux devrait continuer de monter cette semaine.Les Australiens n’ont jamais vu ça : des eaux qualifiées de “bibliques” par Andrew Fraser, le trésorier du Queensland. Ce sont surtout les populations du nord-est du pays qui sont touchées par ces inondations sans précédent – provoquées par le phénomène climatique La Niña – qui recouvrent au total une surface aussi vaste que la France et l’Allemagne réunies.Plus de vingt bourgades rurales ont été inondées jusqu’à présent et 200.000 personnes seraient affectées par cette montée des eaux. Nombre d’entre elles ont dû réveillonner dans des centres d’hébergement d’urgence vendredi.Par ailleurs, les secours viennent de retrouver le corps sans vie d’un homme disparu depuis samedi. Son bateau avait été déstabilisé par la montée des eaux. Il s’agit de la deuxième victime à déplorer. Hier, la police avait déjà repêché le corps d’une femme dont la voiture a été emportée dans les inondations. Depuis fin novembre, ce sont au total 9 personnes qui ont trouvé la mort à cause des pluies diluviennes et des inondations en Australie.Aujourd’hui, la ville côtière de Rockhampton risque d’être coupée du monde. Les eaux atteignent les 9 mètres ce matin. De la nourriture et des médicaments devraient être acheminés par avion dans la journée pour venir en aide aux 75.000 habitants.La catastrophe n’est pas encore terminée, s’alarment les prévisionnistes. L’eau doit continuer de monter, pour atteindre un pic mercredi prochain.Pendant ce temps, plusieurs secteurs de l’économie sont paralysés. L’agriculture en fait partie. La Première ministre australienne, Julia Gillard, a promis le versement de fonds d’urgence. D’après les estimations des autorités, la facture devrait dépasser les 750 millions d’euros.Le 3 janvier 2011 à 08:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgLes ventes de PC continuent de chuter en EuropeAprès une baisse de 17% au premier trimestre, les ventes d’ordinateurs ont diminué de 19% au second semestre sur le Vieux Continent. Pour la France, c’est même le quatrième consécutif de baisse. Les fabricants de PC peuvent se montrer inquiets. Pour le deuxième trimestre consécutif, les ventes de leurs produits ont chuté en Europe de l’Ouest. Après un retrait de 17% lors des trois premiers mois de l’année, la dégradation a été encore plus forte au deuxième trimestre avec une chute de 19%, explique le cabinet Gartner, relayé par Zdnet. Soit un volume total de 12,7 millions d’ordinateurs écoulés. À lire aussiStonehenge aurait été construit sur le modèle des dolmens français”Le marché du PC en Europe de l’ouest souffre d’une faible demande aussi bien dans le secteur professionnel (-9%) que grand public (-27%), un marché qui est aussi confronté à des problèmes de stocks dus à un sur-stockage en 2010″, a ainsi expliqué l’analyste de Gartner, Meike Escherich. Au niveau des grandes catégories d’ordinateurs, c’est la station de travail traditionnelle qui résiste le mieux (-15,4%), devant les PC portables (-20,4%) et les netbooks (-53%). Au niveau des constructeurs, Acer enregistre une vraie chute libre (-44%), cédant ainsi son leadership à HP (-6%). Mais avec -12,6 et -22,9%, Dell et Asus sont également mal en point. Seul Apple (+0,5%) résiste bien, notamment sur le marché français (+6,4%). Un marché français, qui après quatre trimestres de baisse consécutifs, devrait rebondir au second semestre “grâce à des promotions de rentrée scolaire plus attractives que l’année dernière et des mises à jour produit”, explique Isabelle Durand du cabinet Gartner.Le 18 août 2011 à 11:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgIn case Berner isn’t offered her job back when RDA eventually emerges from bankruptcy protection, the company has agreed to up her severance package to $2.2 million, plus any earned but unpaid salary, vacation pay and/or unreimbursed business expenses. That’s up significantly from the $1 million severance package she agreed to when she signed on with RDA in 2007.Williams agreed to receive a severance package worth $1.2 million.Berner and Williams were smart. Even after putting together a pre-packaged plan of reorganization, you never know how things will shake out after taking it to a bankruptcy court, or if you’ll still have your job afterward. According to documents filed this week with the Security and Exchange commission, the Reader’s Digest Association—in connection with its reorganization plan—agreed to changes in CEO Mary Berner’s and CFO Tom Williams’ base salaries and severance payouts.During the Chapter 11 process, Berner will be paid $125,000 per month in base salary. Meanwhile, Williams will receive $68,200 per month. Multiplied out over 12 months, Berner’s new agreement would put her annual salary at $1.5 million. According to RDA’s last 10-K report, Berner in fiscal 2008 was earning a base salary of $600,000 (and was eligible for an annual guaranteed bonus of $500,000). That doesn’t include performance incentive bonuses that could have been as much as 400 percent of her base salary—although I’m sure they were nowhere near that much.last_img read more

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first_imgSonja Woodman-Corazza (left) and Rich Corazza in 1976 on a boat in Cook Inlet, Alaska. (Photo: Sonja Woodman-Corazza)During the 1970s, a small number of tough-minded young people moved into what is now the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. They built cabins, trapped, fished, hunted and raised sled-dogs — living a version of the Alaskan dream that would soon become a thing of the past. The third section of John McPhee’s book, “Coming into the Country,” profiles many of these people, living a life only the Alaskan frontier could offer.Listen nowOne of those profiles is the beginning of a love story. It was first written in a journal in 1975, tacked to the wall of an empty cabin and left in one of the wildest parts of Alaska.“Monday, November 10th. Minus 12 degrees. Cloudy and may snow. Today is the anniversary of being in Alaska for exactly one year now,” the journal read.Rich Corazza’s story might have stayed in the cabin forever, but after some months, John McPhee wandered in and found his journal. McPhee was taken by this tale of survival, addressed in parts to a girl named Sara. The writer included excerpts like this one in his book, “Coming into the Country:”“Quite a lot has happened and if I had Sara now it would be the end of a near perfect year. Still it was the best decision I ever made, and I’m very glad things worked out. If I was religious, I might say ‘thank you, Lord. Amen.’”Corazza spent his first winter in the Alaska wilderness in 1975, when he was just 23. He had been working as a logger in the forests of Wyoming and Colorado, but he felt constricted. He drove north to Montana and within days, he decided there were too many people there, too. In the book, McPhee quotes Corazza saying he settled on the Alaska bush because “There ain’t no barbed wire up here.”Corazza said that sums it up.“Oh, that was so good,” Corazza said. “A lot of things that he said in one line, yeah, I could waste a lot of words on, but he said it right.”Corraza added, “there was no barbed wire, none. And I loved it — it was made for me.”Although Alaska was everything Corazza hoped for, a girl he’d left behind in the Lower 48 occupied his thoughts. In his journal, Corazza punctuated his accounts of grouse hunting and chopping wood with heartsick notes like “good night, Sara,” “good morning, Sara,” and “Sarah, where are you?”It’s been 40 years since these words ended up in the pages of “Coming into the Country.” Even though he gave McPhee permission to publish the journal, Corazza is still a little shy about it.“I was kind of shocked that he wrote the love story part of it, of all the things he could have written about it,” Corazza said.It’s a bit awkward to talk about today, because as he’s reading from his old journal, Rich is next to the woman he’s spent his life with — and her name is not Sara. It’s Sonja.“Sonja was the first girl I met in Alaska,” Corazza said.“But, we weren’t at all impressed with each other,” Sonja Woodman-Corazza responded.At the time, Woodman-Corazza was also living in the upper Yukon. She was born on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and grew up fishing. But she was also drawn to the bush, and in 1975 she was living with a friend in a cabin about 40 miles from Corazza. The two kept running into each other — and helping each other out.“I had my chainsaw, trying to figure out how to put a new link in my chainsaw, Rich was there and said, ‘you need help?’ I said, ‘yeah,’” Woodman-Corazza said. “And he said, ‘I always wanted to go fishing, and you know how to fish.’ And I said, ‘yeah.’”As Corazza and Woodman-Corazza taught each other survival skills, they discovered they shared a deep love for the land.The two were discussing marriage when Corazza’s journal pining for Sara appeared in the pages of “Coming into the Country,” first published in one of the most famous magazines in America, The New Yorker.“I was thinking well, this is interesting. We’ll see how this ends up,” Woodman-Corazza said. “I didn’t know at that point if Rich was going to choose to stay with the fishing woman from Alaska or if he was going to revert to his longing of his heart for Sara.”Of course, Corazza did choose the “fishing woman from Alaska,” and they’ve been together ever since. Today, the couple is living on a bluff overlooking Homer, in a cozy log home Corazza built himself, on land Corazza-Woodman’s grandparents homesteaded.But the couple is still mourning the way things ended on the Yukon. The building of the trans-Alaska pipeline set in motion a great reapportioning of land. The area where Rich and Sonja had lived became a National Preserve. “Coming into the Country” documents the federal government handing out trespass notices to wilderness residents. In one scene, McPhee describes a Bureau of Land Management worker descending on a cabin in a helicopter, telling the man living there, “This is now the twentieth century. You can’t just do what you want to do.”Corazza and Woodman-Corazza had moved off the Yukon by then, but they were close with many people who left. It’s not easy for Corazza to talk about.“It was uncalled for for people that weren’t Alaskan to come in here and change this country to their standards without considering the people who were on the land. Hard to understand when you’re a young kid,” Corazza said.Sonja also gets emotional talking about how the Yukon changed when the area became a National Preserve. She said it’s important to protect the environment, but the people who lived there were important, too.“I’m not totally saying that I don’t believe in protecting certain areas. I do believe in that,” Woodman-Corazza said. “But not everything. Not the entire state.”Corazza said young people no longer experience Alaska like he did in 1975. They arrive here with hiking boots, bikes and skis, and see the state as a kind of picturesque playground. But Rich has a different vision. He said there’s no longer a place for a young person with no money to go build a cabin out in the woods.“The young generation, they don’t have that right now and I’d like to see that. I think it makes a better person out of you,” Corazza said. “You gain something in your heart, and you’re going to love this land more for going out there and doing it.”In the end, McPhee may have publicized Corazza’s love notes to a girl he didn’t end up marrying, but Corazza said that’s okay because McPhee so perfectly captures his other great love — a time and place in Alaska that felt truly boundless.last_img read more

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first_imgIn this screen capture of a Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health hearing, lawmakers hear from mental health advocates on May 17, 2018.As more attention turns to mental health care for kids affected by Hurricane Harvey, Texas lawmakers are inviting recommendations on how to help kids across the state struggling with similar issues. Rates of mental health issues typically climb following disasters like Harvey, and advocates say that trend has mostly held true along the Gulf Coast. Share Listen 00:00 /00:50center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Texas officials established a mental health task force just after Harvey, and at a Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health hearing, advocates called on lawmakers to devote more resources to mental health support statewide. “What Texas needs to do is take the experience and the lessons learned and the work of this task force and expand it statewide,” Josette Saxton, Director of Mental Health Policy at Texans Care for Children told, told Houston Public Media.Saxton said Harvey ushered in a new wave of attention to mental health needs, particularly in schools, but statewide needs are still not being met.“We have this patchwork of services and supports that are available in some schools but not in others,” Saxton said. “We also don’t keep track of data of what is being offered in schools.”Saxton said she and other advocates to see those concerns come up in the 2019 legislative session. Xlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department is still investigating the homicide of a Maryland resident in the District of Columbia, according to a department spokesperson.Around 3 p.m. on March 1, D.C. police responded to a shooting in the 4200 block of 6th Street S.E., where they found Rudolph Garris, 25, a resident of Suitland, Maryland, suffering from gunshot wounds. According to the Washington Post, the shooting happened around two D.C. schools while children were present. Garris was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.Police have identified 23-year-old Tavon “Juice” Stewart as a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting. An arrest warrant has been issued, charging Stewart with second-degree murder while armed.Stewart is described as being “… 5’9” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and [a] medium complexion.”The total homicides for 2015 in the District were 162, and as of March 16 there have been 21 homicides, a decrease of 5 percent compared to the same time last year. However, even though there seems to be a slight drop, residents in the metropolitan area weary of the violence.“Police are trying to stop the crime, but they can’t control everything,” Jean Nana, 45, from Silver Spring, Maryland told the AFRO March 7.Nana said authorities are doing a good job of decreasing crime in comparison to last year, but it is difficult for officers to control what happens where, because Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are so close together. “Someone who lives in D.C. could commit a crime in Maryland, and then run back to D.C.,” she said.last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more October 22, 2015 — The steroid dexamethasone reduces radiation-induced pain flare in cancer patients with painful bone metastases, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 57th annual meeting.Patients with cancer that has spread (metastasized) to their bones can experience debilitating bone pain. While radiation therapy (RT) is commonly used to treat patients with bone metastases to lessen this pain, it can also temporarily cause pain flare, a worsening of the pain, in some patients. According to the U.S. National Cancer Database, between 2005 and 2011, nearly 25,000 patients with breast, lung or prostate cancer were treated with radiation for bone metastases.This multi-institutional trial, led and conducted by the NCIC Clinical Trials Group, was a double-blind study that compared the effectiveness of dexamethasone, a steroid which aids in controlling inflammation, to a placebo in reducing the incidence of pain flare. The study also looked at toxicity and the impact on the patients’ quality of life.A total of 298 patients with bone metastases were enrolled in the study from 23 centers throughout Canada. The patients were treated with a single 8 Gy fraction of RT to one or two bone metastases, and were randomized using a Web-based system into two groups. One group (148 patients) received 8 mg of oral dexamethasone daily for five days beginning on the first day of radiation, and the other group (150 patients) received an oral placebo.Patients reported their worst pain scores before RT and daily for 10 days after RT. They completed the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL and the EORTC-QLQ BM22 (both European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires), and the Dexamethasone Symptom Questionnaire at baseline, and again at 10 and 42 days after RT. The questionnaire completion rate was high: 99 percent at baseline and 82 percent at days 10 and 42. Pain flare was defined as at least a two-point increase in patient-rated worst pain on a scale of 0-10, with no decrease in analgesic intake; or a 25 percent or greater increase in analgesic intake with no decrease in the worst pain score from days 0-10.The results showed that patients in the dexamethasone group experienced fewer episodes of pain flare than the placebo group. Additionally, when the dexamethasone group did have pain flare, they reported that their pain was less severe than that of the placebo group. In the intention-to-treat analysis, 39 patients (26.4 percent) in the dexamethasone group had a pain flare, compared to 53 patients (35.3 percent) in the placebo group. In the sensitivity analysis which treated those with missing data as inevaluable, pain flare occurred in 26 patients (17.6 percent) who received dexamethasone, compared to 44 patients (29.3 percent) who received the placebo.The results also showed that at 10 days post-treatment, patients in the dexamethasone arm were statistically significantly improved compared to patients in the placebo group in regards to nausea, functional interference and appetite when compared to their levels at baseline.“The potential side effects of radiation treatment for bone metastases can be well managed in the majority of people, and therefore pain flare should not be viewed as a barrier to receiving this highly effective therapy for symptom control,” said Alysa Fairchild, M.D., a co-author of the study and a radiation oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. “Based on our results, we recommend that patients who are scheduled to receive radiation therapy to control painful bone metastases also receive a short course of dexamethasone to reduce the risk of experiencing an acute pain flare.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | October 22, 2015 Steroid Reduces Radiotherapy Pain Flare for Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases Results of trial conducted by NCIC Clinical Trials Group find patients receiving dexamethasone experienced fewer and less painful episodescenter_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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first_img November 26, 2012 397 Views Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Stewart National Title Adds to Business Development Teamcenter_img David D. Page has joined “”Stewart National Title Services””:http://www.stewart.com/ as a business development officer for its office in Houston, Texas, the company announced.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]With more than eight years’ experience in the title insurance industry, Page has served in sales and business development for both local and national title insurance companies. In addition, he has experience working in the residential real estate and legal services industries.In his role at Stewart, he will be responsible for increasing the company’s national commercial business with a focus on serving the Houston and Texas markets.””David is an important addition to our organization. His industry knowledge and experience will greatly contribute to our goal of growing the company’s market share in the Houston area,”” said Walker Molinare, VP and sales manager for Stewart’s Houston commercial sales team. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Stewart National Title 2012-11-26 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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first_imgThe South African High Commission in New Zealand has launched two South African Visa Application Centres in New Zealand – one in Auckland and one in Wellington.The new centres will be run by VFS Globaland go live today, 14 February 2017. New Zealand passport holders in Australia do not have to travel to New Zealand and can apply for visas at the South African High Commission in Canberra, by presenting a bill from their municipality or telephone account indicating their residence in Australia.Image: South Africa Tourism South Africalast_img