More than 200 of the best women’s hockey players in the world are prepared to sit out an entire season in their quest for a unified North American league. Their colleagues feel that their absence could damage the sport. The Canadian women’s league folded unexpectedly last month, just a few days after its championship game, leaving five full teams looking for a place to play this coming season. Wages are low, travel is rough and yet nobody wants to give up and walk away. So what happens now?Millions of fans watch these women during the Olympics. Canada-U.S. games are instant classics. But getting people to watch women to play hockey at the highest level at any other time has been a struggle. What does the future hold for women’s hockey? And will this latest gamble accomplish anything?GUEST: Kristina Rutherford, senior writer, Sportsnet.caAudio Playerhttp://radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_05082019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
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The Supreme Court today upheld an Appeal Court ruling against Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe’s Parliament seat.The ruling by the Appeal Court found that Geetha Kumarasinghe was not suitable to hold the post as a member of Parliament as she was a dual citizen. (Colombo Gazette)
Pointing to what he called a “commitment gap,” Under-Secretary-General Jean-Marie Guéhenno, said the industrialized countries made it a priority that their military personnel serve in operations led by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, or in ad hoc coalitions authorized by the UN Security Council.He also wondered whether the United Nations or “another organization” he did not name should be assigned the responsibility for “robust” military peacekeeping.Mr. Guéhenno also called for intensified efforts to enhance African peacekeeping capabilities and consolidated reform of the rapid deployment capacity of his department, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 365 refugees who had survived the massive 26 December disaster in the Iranian city of Bam arrived back in their homeland in a UNHCR convoy.Iran’s Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants waived the usual repatriation fee of $4 per person for the Afghans, who were processed and received landmine-awareness training at the border. Once in Afghanistan, they went to their home areas in Kabul and the provinces of Parwan, Balkh and Saripul, UNHCR said.Among those in the returning group were people mourning the death of relatives, including an eight-year-old boy who had lost his parents and a sibling, people who had been injured in the quake and others who had rushed to Bam to check on their families, UNHCR said.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said Bam’s date plantation and livestock farmers were among the worst hit by the quake.The agency is seeking $2.5 million to help farming families as part of the nine-agency Flash Appeal launched last week for $31.3 million to pay for the 90-day preliminary rehabilitation of the Bam area.According to first assessments, the earthquake, which killed more than 30,000 people, injured another 30,000 and destroyed 85 per cent of the area’s buildings, seriously damaged the traditional irrigation infrastructure. Greenhouses, agricultural machinery and 38 date conservation and refrigeration units were also damaged.Repairing irrigation systems for the most affected date plantations and providing agricultural inputs and support for livestock farmers, who own a total herd of 45,000 large and 220,000 small animals, would be the main focus of its emergency assistance, FAO said.The Bam area also produces citrus, pistachios, vegetables and cereals, according to the agency, which said agriculture provides employment for over 25 per cent of the district’s population of 230,000 people.
Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) facilitates the offense against Purdue during the Boilermakers’ 71-60 win against the Buckeyes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — As Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell goes, so goes the Buckeyes’ women’s basketball team. And the only place Mitchell and her team are going after Saturday afternoon’s game is home.On Friday, against Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, Mitchell led both teams with 27 points en route to a dominant 99-68 OSU victory. But in the following day’s game against Purdue, nothing went right for the Big Ten player of the year. Mitchell scored just nine points as she made 3 of 22 shots and just a single of her 12 3-point attempts, and OSU lost 71-60.“She didn’t have a good game,” said OSU coach Kevin McGuff. “She’s a spectacular player, one of the very best in college basketball, and tonight wasn’t her night.”The Buckeyes could not overcome their star’s struggles, as Purdue pulled off the 71-60 upset win, which knocked OSU out of the tournament and sent the Boilermakers to the final.The season low for the guard who averages 23.5 points per game picked up her second-lowest scoring total as a Buckeye, coming within a point of tying her career low of eight, set in 2015.The Boilermakers keyed in on the left-handed OSU guard’s proclivity to dribble to her dominant hand side.“We wanted to make her play on the right side of the floor,” said Purdue senior guard Ashley Morrissette. “They ran a couple plays where she got looks on the left side of the floor. But I thought, as a team, we did a great job of defending her.”This isn’t the first time the Boilermakers’ defense shut down Mitchell. In January, Purdue used a 1-2-2 zone defense to smother Mitchell, holding her to 14 points and making just 3-of-17 shots. But on Saturday, Purdue implemented a 2-3 zone defense. Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said the change was made due to OSU more frequently utilizing a two-guard lineup.“They executed and they trusted it and said, ‘Hey, let everybody else shoot the outside shot and just corrall her,” said Purdue coach Sharon Versyp.Versyp and Morrissette each noted the importance Purdue placed on surrounding Mitchell with two players at all times to keep her off balance.As a team, the Buckeyes shot just 34 percent from the field and made just 3 of 23 3-point attempts. OSU even struggled at the free throw line, with the Buckeyes making 7 of 15 from the charity stripe. “Once they got a lead, we seemed to get out of doing the things that we’ve done all year and (it) allowed us to be very efficient on offense,” McGuff said. “We were rushing shots and taking quick, contested shots instead of showing a little more patience and a little more trust in the execution.”In her six previous Big Ten tournament games, Mitchell averaged 29.8 points per game on 49 percent shooting.McGuff assuredly stated after Mitchell’s disappointing performance that no one is more likely to bounce back with authority than the OSU guard.“No one’s going to work harder, no one’s going to be in the gym more than she will,” McGuff said. “She’s going to make sure that her having an off night doesn’t happen again this year. I can assure you of that.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: Govt’s approach to matters of national importance is incoherentMarch 20, 2018In “latest news”‘Sugar too big to fail’ seminar: GAWU slams Govt for shrinking industry, job lossesSeptember 4, 2018In “Business”Sugar woes: President promises severance, says ‘we won’t sell off the family jewels’October 13, 2018In “Business” Dear Editor,As the GAWU is finalizing its preparations for its one-day conference entitled “Sugar – too big to fail” on September 04, 2018, our Union recognised that President David Granger at his inaugural press conference for the year addressed the sugar industry, among other things.According to a report in the September 02, Guyana Times, President Granger is quoted to have said “[s]o there is a future for sugar, a very clear future”. The statement by the President which on the surface appears to be rational is, however, far from the reality. Since President Granger became our country’s leader, his Government’s approach to the sugar industry has been the furthest from clear.The nation will recall weeks after being sworn into office, the APNU+AFC Government established a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the sugar industry. That CoI which cost millions of dollars and spent hundreds of man hours:- to review voluminous information; to receive testimony and submissions from several individuals and organisatons; and to have a firsthand look at all the estates and to interact with workers and managerial personnel. The Commission came to the unambiguous conclusion that no estate must be closed taking account the social fallout. Furthermore, the CoI went on to identify several sugar diversification initiatives that could turn the industry around. It seems that the Sugar CoI report, findings and recommendations were not seriously considered and before the report had an opportunity to gather any dust, the Granger Administration in January, 2016 announced that Wales Estate would be closed at the end of that year.The Minister of Agriculture and the GuySuCo, at that time, shared that Wales Estate would serve as the launching pad for the state-owned sugar company re-entry into other crop pursuits. The workers and the Guyanese people were told that ventures would be pursued in rice, aquaculture, dairy farming, orchard, livestock, among other things.The Administration was reminded of the disastrous results that were experienced and heavy losses during the Corporation’s last excursion in these areas. Sadly today nearly two (2) years have gone by since Wales’ closure and apart from a seed paddy experiment, which has had less than desirable results, nothing else has taken place, save and except the loss of hundreds of jobs; the forced abandonment of the fields by scores of cane farmers; and the pauperization of the West Bank of Demerara.Not too long after the Wales closure announcement, in early 2016, President Granger, on his now defunct Public Interest programme, had said that he didn’t believe that no more estates would be closed.Within weeks of the President’s statement, the GuySuCo informed GAWU and NAACIE that LBI Estate had to be closed to consolidate and make viable the operations of East Demerara Estate.As a result of that closure, scores of workers, as we subsequently, saw were shown the door. But then on the last day of 2016, the Government told the workers unions and the political opposition, that it had to close the very East Demerara Estate (Enmore) which, weeks prior it was said to be viable through the closure of LBI Estate.As history now records, the Government, at that time, indicated that it also wanted to close Rose Hall Estate and would divest itself of Skeldon Estate but wanted to hear from the unions and the opposition firstly before committing itself to a decision.Though our Union had doubts in the sincerity of the Government’s commitment, we nevertheless provided a submission which took account of empirical information from several studies and the CoI report and demonstrated that the industry could be saved and closure and divestment was not a necessary recourse.Our submission also warned about the social consequences that would befall thousands of Guyanese and scores of communities and we strongly endorsed the Opposition’s position that a credible socio-economic study should be pursued. The ‘Good Life’ Administration, nevertheless, adamantly pressed ahead with nothing less than a disastrous policy to minimize the sugar industry.On to this day it has never explained why it did not endorse the GAWU submissions, something the Caribbean Court of Justice recently opined should have been done. Our Union reiterates that the Administration would be hard pressed to provide a reasonable explanation for its rejection especially noting that GuySuCo itself is now advocating similar ventures to make it viable.The closure policy as we all know saw thousands of workers being sent home in the middle of the Yuletide Season. Incidentally, at that very time, the President was half-way around the world petting elephants.Then after inflicting a deep wound of dismissal, salt was rubbed in when the Government blatantly ignored the provisions of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act and proceeded to withhold half severance payments from the jobless, beleagued sugar workers.The Government unashamedly said it was unaware it had to pay the workers though it made the decision to put the several thousand workers on the breadline. That matter is now before the Courts and the public is well aware of the gimmickry that is being engaged in by the lawyers representing GuySuCo. Then at the end of 2017, unbeknownst to the public, the Administration substantially stripped the GuySuCo of its assets relating to the closed estates and transferred them without liability to NICIL.Also, the shares of the Corporation were also transferred to NICIL. Around the same time, the Government then announced it had decided to divest the estates identified for closure.Interestingly, the Administration has never shared what influenced the change of course; though we suspect the workers strong actions and the criticisms from many organisations and individuals must be have been an influencing factor. It is interesting too that the Administration subsequently announced it received over seventy (70) expressions of interest for estates that were previously deemed unviable and irretrievable.Then with all the behind the scene manifestations, a new GuySuCo Board of Directors was apparently appointed by NICIL, the Corporation’s new shareholder. That Board, which was announced with several full-coloured newspaper advertisements, was quickly disowned by the Government.The Administration explained it hadn’t approved the new Board though the media subsequently published a Cabinet memo which confirmed that the Government had indeed approved a new Board.The Administration, caught with its pants down, reversed gear and said that the Clive Thomas-headed Board remained in charge. Well that Board life came to an end since April, this year and despite several repeated promises that a new Board would be soon appointed the GuySuCo remains, at this point in time, without a Board. On this score, we saw the President saying that he is looking to have a competent Board appointed though we recognised no timeline was provided.The clear confusion regarding sugar continued when we saw musical chairs being played by the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance, with both gentlemen denying they had Ministerial responsibility for the industry.Then suddenly and without any forewarning, the Agriculture Minister announced he was in charge of GuySuCo though no explanation, as far as we recall, was ever provided as to how the contradictions were resolved.Then the public was told that NICIL-SPU, on behalf of GuySuCo, had entered arrangements whereby it secured $30B in financing towards making the industry viable and sustainable.While GAWU welcomed the financing, we expressed, at the same time, our serious concern that no clear plan had been advanced to guide the expenditure of the large sum that is repayable with interest. Then most recently, we saw Minister of State, Joseph Harmon saying that the Government was giving consideration to the sale of the three (3) operable estates along with those which have been closed.The Minister’s announcement stands in stark contradiction to President Granger who is quoted in the Guyana Times report as saying “[w]e want to see the sugar industry survive… we feel… that the industry and the corporation can survive”. Clearly and obviously, the Administration’s approach to sugar, like it has been to many national matters, has been far from clear. It seems to us that a shooting-from-the-hip approach has been adopted and there is no thought-out policy regarding the sugar industry.Such an approach can never be helpful and can never provide answers to the pressing questions that would arise. If this is what the President defines as clear then the Guyanese people should definitely shudder when the Administration says it’s not clear on a matter.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral Secretary
The target of drawing over 18 million tourists to Greece this season remains attainable, the general secretary of the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Alexandros Lamnidis, said at the fourth annual HotelBrain event in Athens over the weekend, with signs from the British market being particularly positive.However, he added, there are a number of external factors that may have a significant impact on the number of international arrivals this year and could threaten the growth in tourism revenues, which is a key factor in the recovery of the local economy.These include the drop in the ruble to five-year lows in recent days, which makes eurozone destinations more expensive for Russian visitors, as well as the continuing unrest in Ukraine, whose impact on bookings cannot yet be assessed, according to Lamnidis.He also expressed hope that the slide in the Turkish lira against the euro will not affect the flow of visitors from Turkey.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Stay on target A Maryland man is in hot water after he posted a video on Facebook that shows him attacking a federally protected pelican in the Florida Keys.UPDATE: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced Monday that they are in the process of preparing a warrant on two criminal charges — animal cruelty and molestation of a protected species — in connection with this case.In the video, the man, Hunter Hardesty, can be seen luring a pelican to the dock with what appears to be a small fish, and then jumping into the water on top of the bird. He re-emerges from the water holding it in his hands while friends off-camera laugh at the stunt. The pelican then tried to bite him before getting away. “He will be held accountable for this attack on wildlife,” Ramsay posted on his Facebook page. “Thanks to everyone who provided help with the video, identification and where he lives.”FWC will be taking the lead on the case, sheriff spokesman Adam Linhardt told the Miami Herald on Sunday. “The sheriff also has received information regarding previous violations,” Linhardt said. “One of them involves [Hardesty] possibly holding a Key deer.”Under state law in Florida, it is illegal even to try to attract a pelican, according to the Miami Herald.“The intentional feeding or the placement of food that attracts pelicans and modifies the natural behavior of the pelican so as to be detrimental to the survival or health of a local population is prohibited,” the law states.More on Geek.com:Watch: Kangaroo Punches Paragalider That Landed On Its TurfJaguar Attacks Woman Taking a Selfie in Arizona ZooMassive Alligator Gar Carcass Pulled From Louisiana Lagoon A woman can be heard shouting: “If you don’t get out of there right now I’m going to call security.”As angry commenters started posting their criticism, Hardesty offered no apologies.“I’m so hungry I could eat a pelican!!!” he posted on Facebook.But it seems Hardesty will face more than just angry Facebook commenters.Monroe County sheriff, Rick Ramsey, said that he had contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez refused to give any guarantees that he will remain in charge until the end of the season.The Magpies have endured a difficult second campaign back in the Premier League following a lack of new signings over the summer transfer window.Currently, Newcastle find themselves just two points above the relegation zone and suffered early exits in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.Adding to their woes is the failed attempts to recruit new talent in this month’s transfer window after loan deals for Atletico Madrid’s Gelson Martins and Lazio’s Jordan Lukaku fell through.This has left many wondering what will come of Benitez’s own future at St James’ Park with the Spaniard out of contract at the end of the season and having previously expressed his frustrations over the club’s transfer policy.Speaking ahead to tonight’s home game against Premier League champions Manchester City, Benitez admitted he isn’t sure there will any new signings arriving before Thursday’s deadline.“I am not in charge of the deals,” said Benitez, according to Daily Mirror.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The former Liverpool boss could leave Newcastle without having to pay any compensation and hinted last week that this month’s transfer activity could have a key impact on whether or not to sign a renewal.“No, I cannot guarantee anything,” replied Benitez, when asked if he could leave before the end of the season.“I guarantee I will be focussed and try to do my best every minute.”As for leaving on Thursday, he added: “We will wait until Thursday and see what happens.“Hopefully we can get three points against Manchester City and then everybody will be happy.”Newcastle ended a five-match winless run in the Premier League last time out by grabbing a crucial 3-0 win over relegation rivals Cardiff City.Benitez will be hoping that his side can take some badly needed momentum from that victory ahead of tonight’s encounter with City that will begin at 21:00 (CET).
Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina — File photo: ReutersDoubts are there if development records of the Awami League will be enough to secure it a win in the upcoming parliamentary elections, according to South China Morning Post.The newspaper observed that under prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, Dhaka has balanced “China’s growing interest in gaining influence with India’s unease at its regional rival’s intentions”.As part of its ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ China has planned to invest $30 billion in Bangladesh’s infrastructure building, said the Post report. “This makes Bangladesh the second-biggest recipient of Chinese money from the belt and road plan in South Asia, behind Pakistan,” it added.India, which helped Bangladesh during the war of liberation in 1971, has spent $7 billion on infrastructure projects since Hasina came to power – much of it to facilitate connectivity to India’s own remote northeast, the report mentioned.“While Hasina has accepted Chinese funds to speed up development, she has been a much tougher nut to crack than leaders of neighbouring countries,” observed the report titled ‘Bangladesh election: will Sheikh Hasina’s China-India balancing act be enough to keep power?’However, the report pointed out, the challenge for her AL seems to be factionalism as the ruling party is “bickering as more than 4,000 aspirants jostle to be nominated for positions in the 300-member House”.In contrast, the report added, the AL candidates are facing a “relatively united opposition for the first time in more than 10 years”.“This move is very significant. It will boost opposition unity and ensure complete polarisation of the electorate – Awami League versus the rest,” the Chinese newspaper quoted columnist Sukharanjan Dasgupta as saying.It also quoted a senior official as saying: “If Hasina and other senior leaders cannot control the factionalism, many aspirants would contest as independents and split the party’s vote bank. Some may sabotage the prospect of the party’s official candidates.”Senior leaders of the AL have already expressed apprehensions and issued warning that those who would not abide by the party’s discipline would be expelled for ever.Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Mouded Ahmed was quoted to have alleged that members of the current administration faced serious charges of corruption and misuse of administrative machinery.“The people are desperate for a change. They want to restore democracy and the right to vote freely,” he reportedly said.The Chinese newspaper also mentioned that the opposition had no clear candidate for the prime ministerial position, nor did they have a vision to match Sheikh Hasina’s.Ultimately, the report insisted, Hasina’s fate lies in the hands of young voters, as 23.5 million of the 103 million-strong electorate are aged between 18 and 28 years of age.This group, buoyed by her strong developmentalist agenda, voted for her party in the 2008 elections, the report recalled.Referring to analysts, the report said young voters tend to be swayed by issues and do not have the hard political loyalties of the older generation. Their turnout is said to be higher than that of older people.“In Bangladesh, we are always choosing the lesser evil,” the report quoted as saying college student Salma Ashrafi Tonoya, 19, who will be voting for the first time this December.
Like all viral internet stars, the mongoose have apparently let the viral fame go to their head. They showed up again today and mugged it up for the cameras in a desperate attempt to hang on to their 15 minutes. They are the Ken Bone’s of the animal kingdom.They’re back…Return of the Mongooses!https://t.co/KGoy9ek8q6— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 11, 2016 Yesterday, the Nedbank Challenge golf tournament in Sun City, South Africa briefly turned into a scene from Jumanji, when a pack of wild mongoose invaded a putting green during tournament play.The mongoose displayed impressive golf etiquette by not moving the balls resting on the green during the stampede. Golf clap.About 20 mongoose invade the green…But they know not to interfere with the ball. ?? https://t.co/EBdpVc803Z— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 10, 2016 Advertisement
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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | July 30, 2012 GE Healthcare Offers Virtual Tour of London 2012 Olympic Village Clinic For more information: visit www.ge.com/olympicgames FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Viewers can navigate between the technologies in use, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), health information technology and monitoring systems. GE Healthcare offers a virtual video tour of the London 2012 Olympic Village Polyclinic. 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During the games even the most minor ailment can have implications for an athlete’s performance, so the Olympic Village Polyclinic offers medical support and the imaging services needed to help diagnose, treat and monitor athletes. “People really do have to view this video experience to see how the Polyclinic will operate during the games,” said Dr. Richard Budgett, LOCOG chief medical officer. “The building itself, as well as the world-class medical services we offer here, is something that we are very proud of – it’s quite remarkable. This is also a great opportunity to see how the GE Healthcare technology will be used.” News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more During the video experience viewers can navigate between the technologies in use, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), information technology and monitoring systems that will supply care, early diagnosis and treatment for more than 22, 000 competing London 2012 olympic and paralympic athletes, as well as games’ attendees and team staff. 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.
“I’m excited to share some of the latest things we’re working on at Microsoft to help developers achieve more when building the applications of tomorrow, today.”-Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft On the 4th of December, at the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 Conference, the tech giant announced a series of updates in its Azure domain. With an aim to make it easy for operators and developers to adopt and use Kubernetes, Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure Kubernetes Service virtual nodes and Azure Container Instances GPU support. They have also announced Azure Pipelines extension for Visual Studio Code, GitHub Releases, and much more! #1 Azure Kubernetes Service virtual nodes, Azure Container Instances GPU support enters public preview The Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is powered by the open source Virtual Kubelet technology. This release will enable customers to fully experience serverless Kubernetes. Customers will be able to extend the consistent, powerful Kubernetes API (provided by AKS) with the scalable, container-based compute capacity of ACI. With AKS virtual nodes, customers can precisely allocate the number of additional containers needed, rather than waiting for additional VM-based nodes to spin up. The ACI is billed by the second, based on the resources that a customer specifies, thus enabling them to match their costs to their workloads. This, in turn, will help the AP provided by Kubernetes to reap the benefits of serverless platforms without having to worry about managing any additional compute resources Adding GPU support to ACI will enable a new class of compute-intensive applications through AKS virtual nodes. The blog says that initially, ACI will support the K80, P100, and V100 GPUs from Nvidia and users can specify the type and number of GPUs that they would like for their container. #2 Azure Pipelines extension for Visual Studio Code The Azure Pipelines extension for Visual Studio Code will enable developers use VS syntax highlighting and IntelliSense that will be aware of the Azure Pipelines YAML format. Traditionally, in Visual Studio Code, syntax highlighting required developers to remember exactly which keys are legal, causing them to flip back and forth to the documentation while keeping track of the location of the keys. Using this new functionality of Azure, they will now be alerted in red “ink” if they write “tasks:” instead of “task:”. They just need to press Ctrl-Space (or Cmd-Space on macOS) to see what’s accepted at that point in the file. #3 GitHub releases Developers can now seamlessly manage GitHub Releases using Azure Pipelines. This allows them to create new releases, modify drafts, or discard older drafts. The new GitHub Releases task supports actions like attaching binary files, publishing draft releases, and marking a release as pre-release and much more. #4 Azure IoT Edge support in the Azure DevOps project Azure DevOps Projects enables developers to set up a fully functional DevOps pipeline straight from the Azure portal which will be customized to the programming language and application platform they want to use, along with the Azure functionality they want to leverage and deploy to. The community showed a growing interest in using Azure DevOps to build and deploy IoT based solutions. The Azure portal for Azure IoT Edge in the Azure DevOps project workflow will make it easy for customers to achieve this goal. They can easily deploy IoT Edge modules written in Node.js, Python, Java, .NET Core, or C, helping users to develop, build, and deploy their IoT Edge application. This support will provide customers with: A Git code repository with a sample IoT Edge application written in Node.js, Python, Java, .NET Core, or C A build and a release pipeline setup for deployment to Azure Easy provisioning of all Azure resources required for Azure IoT Edge #5 ServiceNow integration with Azure Pipelines Azure has joined forces with ServiceNow, an organization that is focussed on automating routines activities, tasks, and processes at work. They help enterprises gain efficiencies and increase the productivity of their workforce. Developers can now automate the deployment process using Azure Pipelines, and use ServiceNow Change Management for risk assessment, scheduling, approvals, and oversight while updating production. You can head over to Microsoft’s official Blog to know more about these announcements. Read Next Microsoft and Mastercard partner to build a universally-recognized digital identity Microsoft open sources (SEAL) Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library 3.1.0, with aims to standardize homomorphic encryption Microsoft reportedly ditching EdgeHTML for Chromium in the Windows 10 default browser
Earn 12% commission and 2X STAR points with Sunwing throughout October Wednesday, October 4, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — For the entire month of October, Sunwing has partnered with Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit to offer agents 12% commission at source on all new bookings.The offer applies to bookings departing between Nov. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018 that are confirmed by Oct. 31. In addition, agents will receive 2X STAR Agent Reward Points (on new bookings made for departure between Oct. 1-April 30, 2018) that convert into cash when they confirm their clients’ bookings by Oct. 27.Moreover, each time an agents makes a booking to any participating resort, they’ll earn a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to one of the following resorts: Casa Velas Hotel, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Krystal Vallarta or Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. The more bookings an agent makes, the more chances they have to win.Sunwing has partnered with a number of top-rated resorts to offer reduced rates on select vacation packages during the month. These include Friendly Vallarta Beachfront Resort and Spa, Velas Vallarta, Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, Riu Vallarta and many more.More news: ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthTravellers can also take advantage of resort credits at Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Secrets Vallarta Resort & Spa, Now Amber Resort & Spa, and Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta. Those that opt for Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, Hotel Mousai and Sheraton Buganvillas Resort can enjoy a host of thoughtful extras such as spa discounts, complimentary Wi-Fi and more.All packages in the promotion include return flights on Sunwing Airlines, which include a sparkling wine toast, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy onboard selection of light meals and snacks inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford. Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Commission, Sunwing Share
Comments Share After the country of 50 million started moving from dictatorship to democracy in 2011, newfound freedoms of expression lifted the lid off deep-seated hatred of the dark-skinned religious minority, making them even more vulnerable. Up to 280 Rohingya have been killed since mid-2012, and some 140,000 were chased from their homes by machete-wielding extremist Buddhist mobs. They now live under apartheid-like conditions in camps where they can’t work, get an adequate education or receive medical care.They have been told there’s little chance they will be allowed to vote in upcoming general elections and that those who cannot prove their families have been in the country since it gained independence from Britain in 1948 could face deportation or indefinite detention in camps.As result, more than 100,000 Rohingya and neighboring Bangladeshis have fled by boat in the last three years, the biggest exodus of boat people in the region since the Vietnam War, says Chris Lewa of the non-profit advocacy group Arakan Project.Now it is not just religious and ethnic persecution but abject poverty, desperation and greed within their own communities that have torn the social fabric and driven Rohingya to leave. Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Rohingya have been fleeing persecution in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar for years, but that was not the central reason Mohammad Tayub ended up on the ship anchored off the coast of western Rakhine state two weeks ago.He said he was simply tricked by brokers, now capitalizing on poverty and a growing sense of desperation.Two men approached him while he was tending cattle, he said, offering him a job in Malaysia and saying that if he wanted to help earn money for his family, this was his best chance.They took him to the shore on the back of their motorbike, offering assurances he wouldn’t have to pay for the boat ride. He hoped at least to go home, pack a bag and say goodbye, but by that time, it was already too late.“I’m never going to see my mother again,” he thought when inside the ship, his body pressed up tightly against strangers on all sides. “I wanted to cry, but I knew I’d be beaten again if I did.”Tayub had no way of knowing there is little chance of an exit for thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis stranded in the sea since a crackdown on human trafficking networks in Thailand earlier this month left the region grappling with a monumental humanitarian crisis. They are growing weaker each day as the navies of three Southeast Asian nations have pushed crowded rickety boats out of their respective waters, each nation fearing that any sign of acceptance could trigger a mass exodus that would swamp its shores. Survivors say dozens have died and an increasingly alarmed United Nations has warned that the boats could turn into “floating coffins.”But that has not stopped brokers like the ones who approached Tayub in Myanmar. All are still eager to earn the $100 they receive from the ship’s captain for each body delivered regardless of what happens after they leave, according to Maung Maung, a community leader who has researched trafficking in camps in and around Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state.The captains know they can earn more money — thousands of dollars per person from family members — once they leave the country’s terrestrial waters.For those trapped inside the vessels until the crew is given the go-ahead to leave, the shore is tantalizingly close, a few hours away by boat.“I wanted to jump in the water and swim back home,” Tayub said, “but the crew were all armed. I knew they’d shoot me.”The government claims Myanmar’s 1.3 million Rohingya are illegal migrants from neighboring Bangladesh, though many of their families arrived generations ago. Denied citizenship, they are effectively stateless and have faced violence and state-sponsored discrimination for decades. How do cataracts affect your vision? On Tayub’s 12th night on board, he heard a boat pull up and loud voices. He was shocked to hear someone call, “Come out people from the Sittwe area!” He rushed to the deck with 13 other boys and girls, tripping between the bodies and legs of the other tightly packed passengers.The kids didn’t know it then, but their parents had learned what had happened and paid a local community leader to rescue them. They argued, negotiated, and eventually, after handing over hundreds of dollars, the ship’s broker let them disembark. When they arrived at shore hours later, eyes red from crying and their stomachs concave after days of eating nothing but a few handfuls of rice and slices of potato, they rushed to their parents’ arms.Some said they knew when their children disappeared that there was only one place they could be: the ships. Every village and camp in the area had stories about missing children or relatives and friends.“When we left from the ship, the rest of the people were crying and shouting,” Tayub said. “They wanted to go home, too.” Instead, he said, the crew beat them, and shot their guns in the air to shut them up.__ Associated Press writer Robin McDowell in Yangon, Myanmar, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In this In this Tuesday, May 12, 2015, photo Mohammad Tayub, right a 14-year-old who returned to his home in village of Thetkabyin, North of Sittwe, western Rakhine State, Myanmar, explains how he was forcibly held for 12 days on a trafficking boat. Tayub says he was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims, some fleeing persecution and others like himself tricked by brokers who made money by turning him into a migrant. He describes sitting with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against other sweaty bodies in the cabin’s rancid heat, while members of the crew hit anyone who made a sound with iron rods and belts. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. For days, the 14-year-old sat with his knees bent into his chest, pressed up against sweaty bodies in the cabin’s rancid heat.Women cradled coughing babies. The crew paced back and forth with belts and iron rods, striking anyone who dared to speak, stand up or even those who vomited from the nauseating stench and rolling waves. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Those who could pay continued onward, usually to Malaysia, because the Muslim country faces a shortage of unskilled workers. Those who couldn’t come up with the money were sometimes beaten, killed or left to die. At suspected migrant camps in the mountains of southern Thailand, authorities have unearthed dozens of bodies from shallow graves since May 1. They have also arrested dozens of people, including police, politicians and a suspected trafficking kingpin.The crackdown, however, had the unintended consequence of spooking agents and brokers, who started holding the migrants offshore in overloaded boats. Fearing arrest, captains abandoned vessels, leaving thousands of men, women and children to fend for themselves on the open ocean.Off the Myanmar coast, Tayub and everyone else on the wooden boat seemed destined to meet the even more uncertain fate once the vessel left, though it was unclear to those on board what they were waiting for.As the number of passengers climbed to about 300, they were convinced the ship would soon set sail and their families would never know what had happened.Some were able to leave, but only if they could somehow pay the brokers anywhere from $100 to $300 to disembark. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Though police, navy and other government officials profit, the brokers themselves are almost all Rohingya.The Associated Press interviewed nine families whose children have been taken by traffickers. It also interviewed six young victims, several community leaders and a smuggler in Sittwe.Maung Maung, one of the community leaders, rattled off names of more than a dozen men and women working full time to fill ships with human cargo. Residents were quick to confirm them, saying it’s no longer a secret. The giant wooden vessel that carried Tayub was among five migrant ships bobbing last week in the Bay of Bengal that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh.The brokers promise men jobs and offer pretty young girls the prospect of marriage if they agree to board the ships. It may cost them nothing to board, but the migrants are unaware that they will be held hostage in jungle camps or at sea until their poor families somehow come up with enough money to pay their ransom. Activists also say some women end up being sold into prostitution.Until recently, the first stop for boats leaving the Bay of Bengal was Thailand, long considered a regional trafficking hub. Men, women and children were often held until brokers could collect up to $2,000 from relatives. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies
Etihad Airways has awarded a USD $14 million contract to Spatial Composite Solutions (Spatial), the UAE-based manufacturer of crew training equipment for the global civil aviation and aerospace industries.Under the contract, Spatial will design and manufacture 14 cabin crew training devices, including Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner models, to the latest Etihad Airways specifications, which will be installed at the new Etihad Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.Spatial will also build a series of door and cabin trainers that cater to Etihad Airways’ fleet of Airbus A320, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft, and will conduct refurbishment programs on existing cabin crew training equipment.Etihad Airways vice president guest services Aubrey Tiedt, said the devices promoted the carrier’s commitment to safety and hospitality.“These will provide our cabin crew with the best environment in which to hone their skills.”Spatial Composite Solutions chief executive officer Joseph McKeever said of the project’s inauguration in December, that no effort has been spared by all of the stakeholders in this undertaking to ensure that Etihad Airways’ vision to be at the forefront of change in global aviation is upheld.Source = ETB News: Megan Tran
Lucerne – The Manero RetroGrade timepiece by Carl F. Bucherer won the approval of readers of the German fashion magazine Amica and the people’s magazine BUNTE.Amica presented its 2008 Momento Award to the watch at a ceremony in Berlin’s China Club. Readers were invited to elect the most beautiful ladies watch in the categories of Jewelry, Mechanical, Sport, Classic and Fashion. The Manero RetroGrade won in the Mechanical category. Altogether, 35 models competed for the 2008 MomentoAwards and votes were gathered via Amica and Bunte magazine’s websites.www.carl-f-bucherer.com
By Staff ReporterElectricity authority unions have approved the renewal of a €100 million loan to the government for another month, granted late in 2012 amid warnings of a state default.Reports earlier this week suggested that unions were opposed to the renewal but on Thursday they decided to agree as a gesture of good will and understanding.They denied their original reservations over renewing the loan had anything to do with the approval of a bill paving the way for privatisations.“The (EAC) board should understand however that this money belongs to the workers and, in accordance with prudent management, they should be returned without further delay,” the unions said.The EAC, state telecoms CyTA, and the ports authority, had agreed to lend cash out of their employee pension funds in December 2012 following stark warnings of imminent default issued by the administration of former president Demetris Christofias.On Thursday, unions took a shot at Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, who pointed out recently that semi-government organisations did not belong to the workers.They said they agreed with the statement that the organisations belonged to the taxpayer and they should remain thus “so that the people will not fall prey to speculators and opportunists.”The unions reiterated their determination to defend their organisation by every legal means possible.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola