26 11 19

first_imgAdvertisementThe disparity of pay between the NBA and the WNBA has gone to astounding levels. Skylar Diggins-Smith who is a three-time WNBA All-Star and the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings women’s basketball team says she’s still making less money than NBA players who are young and have fewer accomplishments than her.Diggins-Smith spoke up about the massive difference in pay, comparing her salary to Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks.“I’m the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings, and my salary is in the low six figures,” Diggins-Smith, who made $115,000 this past season, told Wealthsimple.com. “Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks, made $24 million last season. He’s definitely younger than me. Do you know his stats? Was he an All-Star? I mean, it doesn’t matter. But last year, I was First-Team All-WNBA, which only goes to five players. I was also a WNBA All-Star for the third time.”Diggins-Smith says 90 percent of WNBA players go overseas in the offseason, earning much higher wages.Advertisementlast_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgEx-Watford, Espanyol coach Sanchez Flores named coach of Shanghai Shenhuaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named coach of Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.The Spaniard replaces Wu Jingui, who takes over as sporting director after steering Shenhua to victory in the Chinese FA Cup in 2017 Sanchez Flores has not worked since April, when he was dismissed by Spanish side Espanyol after almost two years at the helm.The former Real Madrid and Spain defender makes the move to China having also previously coached Watford in the Premier League, Benfica in Portugal and clubs in the United Arab Emirates. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

28 10 19

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford manager Sanchez Flores explains Welbeck setbackby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says Danny Welbeck injured his ankle and not his hamstring.The forward went down clutching his hamstring with barely a minute on the clock and was eventually substituted in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Sanchez Flores said: “I was talking about him in the last press conference about how he’s fighting with this injury.”We know he’s happy to be with us, with the team. During the week he was good.”He didn’t complain about anything and our feeling with him was really good, but the ankle is uncomfortable.” last_img

27 10 19

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham were wrong in their approach to Saturday’s Premier League clash with Wolves, which ended in a shock 3-1 defeat.Spurs took a first-half lead through a fantastic Harry Kane strike but could not kick on as they did in thumping wins over Everton and Bournemouth in recent matches.Instead they were stunned by a second-half revival from Wolves, with Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa all on target for the visitors. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The result, which ends a five-match winning run in the league, deals a blow to Spurs’ title hopes, with Pochettino’s side having climbed above Manchester City into second with their 5-0 hammering of Bournemouth on Boxing Day.”We did not dominate the ball in the second half,” said Pochettino. “We were wrong in the way we tried to play, too much long ball and our energy dropped in the second half.”It was difficult to come back into the game after their equaliser. But that is football.”We have had a very good run in the last few weeks and to keep that level is difficult.FULL-TIME: A disappointing afternoon at Wembley. pic.twitter.com/fUUxNaXn2U— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 29, 2018″We tried to play a little more in the second half, but we were too direct and I think we started to pay for the effort in the other games.”We are not machines. We need to understand that we cannot get ourselves in this situation.”I think we used the ball in the wrong way and allowed them to create chances on the transitions.”Spurs will now hope that Liverpool and City drop points when they play later this weekend against Arsenal and Southampton respectively. However should their closets rivals pick up three points apiece, they could trail Liverpool by nine points and drop to third place.Next up for Spurs they travel to Cardiff on New Year’s Day before facing Tranmere Rovers the following weekend.As for Wolves they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Victory against Tottenham moved the West Midlands side up to seventh in the table.last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgUrban Meyer talking to Jim Harbaugh after the Ohio State, Michigan gameANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)College football season finally returned this past Saturday, and this weekend, we get our first full slate of games. It’s about that time to go ahead and make some official predictions for the season to come.Our staff is picking division winners, conference winners, College Football Playoff participants and a national champion. There’s a lot of chalk, but there are also a few surprises in the mix.Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington are probably the four favorites.Here’s what our six full-time staff members are predicting for the season:​PredictionLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCartyACC Atlantic:The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.ACC Coastal:A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.A Virginia Tech logo.ACC Champion:The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Big 12 Champion:West Virginia logo.Big Ten East:Plain Maze and Blue Michigan logo.The Penn State Nittany Lions logo.Big Ten West:Big Ten Champion:Plain Maze and Blue Michigan logo.The Penn State Nittany Lions logo.Pac-12 North:Plain green Oregon logo.washington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logoPac-12 South:The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The USC Trojans logo.The Utah Utes logo.Pac-12 Champion:The USC Trojans logo.washington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logoSEC East:Georgia logo.Georgia logo.Georgia logo.Georgia logo.Georgia logo.Georgia logo.SEC West:Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.SEC Champion:Georgia logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Playoff Seed 1:Georgia logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Alabama logo.Playoff Seed 2:The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Alabama logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Playoff Seed 3:Alabama logo.Plain Maze and Blue Michigan logo.The Penn State Nittany Lions logo.Playoff Seed 4:washington logowashington logowashington logowashington logowashington logoSemifinal 1:Georgia logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Alabama logo.Semifinal 2:The Clemson Tigers logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Alabama logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.National Champion:Georgia logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.Alabama logo.The Clemson Tigers logo.Alabama logo.College football fans – who do you have winning it all this season?last_img read more

22 10 19

first_imgPremier Darrel Dexter, today, Jan. 20, expressed sadness over the death of Dr. Sharon Oliver. “Dr. Oliver was a remarkable woman,” said Premier Dexter. “She was the first chair of the Order of Nova Scotia Advisory Council and was instrumental in establishing the Order in the province. Dr. Oliver was a dedicated Nova Scotian who worked hard on behalf of her province and will be missed by all who knew her.” Premier Dexter said Dr. Oliver will be remembered as woman of firsts. She was the first African-Canadian nurse educator, public health nurse, and health executive in Nova Scotia. Dr. Oliver gave her time to many boards in the province, including Mount Saint Vincent University, Metro United Way, Dalhousie University, Nepture Theatre, Nova Scotia Community College and the Council on African Canadian Education Advisory Committee. “I want to express my sincere condolences to the Oliver family,” said Premier Dexter. “My thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.”last_img read more

12 10 19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A nuclear technology expert says Google satellite images show Saudi Arabia is about a year away from completing the building of its first nuclear reactor. He says the construction so far appears to be very small in size, indicating the reactor is intended for research purposes.Still, Robert Kelley says before the kingdom can insert nuclear fuel into the reactor, it would have to abide by an agreement that requires inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.Kelley, a veteran of the U.S. Department of Energy now based in Vienna, was first to identify the images of the reactor site in Riyadh at the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology.He said Thursday the Saudi reactor is being built by the Argentinian government-owned company INVAP.The Associated Press read more

7 10 19

Halton police are looking for a man in his mid to late twenties after several financial cards were stolen and then used in Brampton. Police say in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, someone took several items including the financial cards from a vehicle parked in a driveway near 3 Side Rd. in Campbellville.The cards were used a short time later in Brampton by a man who was captured on a surveillance camera. Investigators are looking for a man with a heavy build, a full light-coloured beard and was wearing black and red high top shoes, long black shorts, a plain red hooded sweater and a black New York Yankees cap. Police say a red, four-door sedan with a sunroof and one working fog light was also captured in the video. Anyone with information that may help police with this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Cameron Bokstein at 905-825-4747 ext. 2484. read more

2 10 19

“In order to achieve peaceful co-existence after the long devastating civil war, a comprehensive, well-planned and well-coordinated truth, reconciliation, healing and accountability process must take place, and it cannot be done overnight,” Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye said in a news release issued at the end of her trip.She also encouraged the Government to take urgent measures to demonstrate its commitment to protect “the dignity, identity, equality and right to participation in all walks of life, of Sri Lanka’s minorities.” During her visit, Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye spoke to many minorities across the country, including Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sri Lankan and Up-Country Tamils, Malays, Veddas, and Burghers, stressing that “challenges remain,” when referring to ongoing and urgent issues within Tamil and Muslim communities, such as return of occupied land, missing persons, demilitarization, and release of security-related detainees. Among other challenges, the expert noted poverty, violence and discrimination against women, including in personal laws, and caste-based discrimination, and added that that the country lacks representative institutions in accessing public services, and an inclusive justice system. Growing rice in terraced fields. Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie At the same time, she praised the National Unity Government for its crucial efforts to adopt critical laws and provide better protection for minority rights, while also noting that “efforts by the Government to implement good and inclusive governance must include guarantees that minorities become part of decision-making processes and have a place in state- and provincial administration. Consultations with minority groups on issues affecting them should be regular, institutionalized and systematized.” In Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye’s opinion, the lives of minorities could be improved by incorporating teaching about diversity as a source of strength, into Sri Lanka’s educational curriculum. The UN Special Rapporteur also stressed the importance of forming a bridge between minority communities and the state, which can be done by creating an independent minority rights body, and providing expertise on policy-making process. According to the expert, the critical moment for the rights of minorities is embodied in the Constitutional reform process, which minorities see as a path to finally obtain their rights. “Minority NGOs and communities have given their voices to the constitutional consultation process with their numerous submissions,” Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye stated. “Their views and aspirations must be taken into proper consideration.” Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.A detailed report will be presented to the Council by Ms. Izsák-Ndiaye in March 2017. read more

25 09 19

first_imgThe “Cecil Rhodes effect” is creating a chilling atmosphere around the country, experts fear, after it emerged that Queen Mary University of London quietly removed a foundation stone laid by King Leopold II amid student complaints that he was a “genocidal colonialist”.Within weeks of the launch of a petition by the university’s Pan-African Society calling for the foundation stone and commemorative plaque to be taken down, the institution’s authorities yielded to the activists’ demands.King Leopold II, who was a first cousin of Queen Victoria, ruled Belgium from 1865 to 1909. He founded the Congo Free State, now the Democratic of Congo, where he forced natives to work as labourers on rubber plantations. The petition, launched in June, said the plaques should be removed from their “uncritical” place in the Octagon Building and “relocated to a museum…dedicated to the memorialisation of the crimes of genocide, colonialism and imperialism.” King Leopold II of Belgium (1835 – 1909)Credit:Getty Images Dr Joanna Williams, whose book  Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity was published earlier this year, said: “When universities start removing plaques and statues on the basis of student petitions, without any broader debate or discussion, where and when do they draw the line?“There are very few who have a completely untarnished record when you start looking back through history.“Roads are named after people, streets are named after people – if you start saying you have to have a completely unblemished past to have something named after you, you could argue that every single building and road would be renamed across the country.” Oxford University student campaigned to remove a statue of Cecil RhodesCredit:Eddie Mulholland “The size and prominence of these inscriptions suggested a strength of association that was never the case, and as such the decision was taken to remove both from view.” A plaque removed from Queen Mary's Oxtagonal Building earlier this year following student protests Harvard Law School replaced  its official crest, because of its links to an 18th-century slave owner, following five months of demonstrations and sit-ins by students. The Octagon Building, Queen Mary UniversityCredit:Queen Mary University The “Leopold Must Fall” campaign at Queen Mary is one of a string of student movements calling for universities to sever ties with individuals and objects associated with colonialism. Earlier this year, Oxford University refused to give into calls from the “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign to tear down a statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College over his links with Britain’s colonial past. However, other universities have been quicker to give into student demands. Jesus College at Cambridge University took down a bronze cockerel statue which had been looted during a British colonial expedition to Nigeria in the 19th century, after students asked for it to be repatriated.center_img Dr Williams,  senior lecturer  in higher education at the University of Kent, said that universities were now so quick to respond to student demands that they were losing their ability to “hold the line”. The actions of Queen Mary University of London set a dangerous precedent of universities giving in to students and “whitewashing” history, she said. “It suggests a fear within the university authorities – as if they are scared of the students and pander to their demands to avoid attracting negative attention.” A plaque removed from Queen Mary’s Octagonal Building earlier this year following student protestsCredit:Jacqueline Banerjee Oxford University student campaigned to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Just a month later, the university told students that it had removed them “as part of ongoing refurbishment work” to the Octagon Library.Emma Bull, director of student services at the university, told the leaders of the student protest at the time: “Queen Mary University has no historical ties with King Leopold, other than he visited Mile End in April 1887, and then returned to lay the Foundation Stone in June 1887. The Octagon Building, Queen Mary University King Leopold II of Belgiumlast_img read more

25 09 19

The crematorium in the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp as it looks today, preserved as a warning to future generations. The crematorium in the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp as it looks today, preserved as a warning to future generations. A British Military Court, convened in June 1946 in the Zoological Garden at Wuppertal, found five men guilty of Sgt Habgood’s murder.One was given a term of imprisonment, the four others faced death sentences. Two sentences were later commuted to imprisonment and the remaining two men, whose names are known but do not deserve to be remembered, were hanged in October 1946.   A year later, to the day, NE 164 was shot down, and Freddie Habgood’s voice fell silent.He speaks again now, and we remember him, through a bracelet emerging from the earth. Light shining from the darkness. Sgt Habgood's silver bracelet, given to him in 1943. Sgt Freddie Habgood. Paul Habgood, the nephew of of Sgt Freddie Habgood who, after his Lancaster crashed on a raid in 1944, was executed at Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp.  In the late evening of July 28, 1944, an air armada of 494 RAF Lancaster bombers took off from eastern England to attack enemy targets on the continent.One plane, tail number NE164, launched from an air base in North Killingholme near Grimsby. The target was the industrial area of Stuttgart, but the bomber never made it through.At 01:32 on the morning of July 29, NE164 was attacked by a German Messerschmitt, piloted by Oberleutnant Gottfried Hanneck of No. 1 Night Fighter Wing.With the right wing of the aircraft on fire, Flying Officer Harry Jones steered his plane past the small town of Obernai in the Alsace region and at about 01:50 the Lancaster crashed in a forest.Of the seven crew, F/O Jones died in the crash and Sergeant Idwal Williams, one of the two Gunners, did not survive his parachute jump.The Wireless Operator Sergeant Donald Hunter, Flight Engineer Sergeant James Drury and Gunner Sergeant Roy Cumberlidge were taken prisoner and survived the war in a camp in Poland.Navigator F/O William Dinney, a Canadian, hid in a nunnery and was handed over to the Resistance who helped him escape back to Britain.Sergeant Frederic Harold Habgood, the plane’s bomber, was betrayed by a local woman to the Gestapo. On July 31 he was taken to the nearby Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and immediately hanged. He was 21 years old. Second page of the letter from the Air Ministry confirming Freddie's death.  Freddie had been survived by his brother, Ronald, older by 13 months, and younger sister, Madelene. Ronald had two children, Marilyn and Paul, but the family had rarely discussed their loss.“Growing up, all we knew was that Freddie had been killed during the war,” says Marilyn, “it wasn’t until I was quite a bit older that I realised he had actually been executed”.“It was never really spoken about. Certainly my father didn’t want to talk about it.”The Telegraph accompanied Marilyn and Paul to France to be reunited with the bracelet. Up to that point they say the story of their uncle had been part of the family fabric, but as neither had known Freddie personally, and his death had been so little talked of, there had been no direct emotional connection.That changed in France. Sgt Freddie Habgood.Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS Sgt Habgood’s silver bracelet, given to him in 1943. A copy of the letter from the Air Ministry to the family, confirming Freddie’s death. Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS Paul Habgood, the nephew of of Sgt Freddie Habgood who, after his Lancaster crashed on a raid in 1944, was executed at Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp. Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS Second page of the letter from the Air Ministry confirming Freddie’s death. Credit:JULIAN SIMMONDS A copy of the letter from the Air Ministry to the family, confirming Freddie's death.   “It feels unreal,” says Paul when he and Marilyn are presented with the bracelet, “it’s incredible it has survived.”“He probably wore it ever since he was given it back in 1943, right through to when he was shot down.”Despite the stoicism, Marilyn suggested the family had felt Freddie’s loss more deeply than they had shown.“I think it was hard for them not knowing exactly what happened to him or whether he was ever laid to rest in a grave of any kind,” she says.“The trial and subsequent punishment of his executioners would have brought some closure to our dad and his parents.” Freddie’s younger sister, Madelene, died in early December this year, aged 93. She had expressed a wish that the bracelet be offered to a museum in Britain. “We would like to have it back here as a family. We would like it to go to a museum for everybody to see,” Marilyn and Paul agree.Freddie had written to his parents on July 29, 1943 from Canada, saying how much he had enjoyed his time with his uncle Harry and aunt Gladys, and of how they had given him his silver bracelet.‘My dearest mum and dad,’ he wrote, ‘I was able to visit aunty Gladys and uncle Harry for a few hours. They gave me a bracelet, with RAF wings and name and number engraved, for a graduation present. I was very sorry to say goodbye and hope that I shall be able to see them again after the war.’ Freddie Habgood had trained in Canada throughout 1943. He had relatives in the country, and for his graduation they had given him a gift of a silver bracelet engraved with his name, service number and RAF wings. On the reverse was one name, Jean, Freddie’s beloved cousin. His family assumed it had been stolen by the Nazis after his murder.In July this year, as she watered the flowers at the concentration camp in France, preserved as a warning to future generations, a local girl saw something glinting in the soil. Although muddy and tarnished, some lettering was still clear and two names were visible. On one side ‘Jean’, on the other, ‘Habgood’.It had not been looted by the Nazis. It had not been consumed by fire or by earth.Incongrously, incredibly, for 74 years the ground had kept the secret of Freddie’s silver bracelet, and now the soil had offered it up. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

21 09 19

first_imgFans of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films have reason to cheer today as there is finally a trailer of the upcoming movie, “The Hobbit.” The first of a two-movie production, “The Hobbit” tells J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel tale of Bilbo Baggins journeying with Gandalf (for the first time) to help reclaim Erebor for its rightful dwarven owners. The first installment will focus on the earlier part of the group’s adventures, including the finding of the One Ring by Bilbo in Gollum’s cave.The trailer shows that the film is being produced with the same look and feel as his first three LotR movies. Indeed if you didn’t know you were watching the trailer for the Hobbit you might think you were seeing clips from the trilogy. This is due in large part to Jackson being able to retain the original actors who played Gandalf and Galadriel, a welcome sight for fans who demand consistency across production.While the trailer gives the LotR fanbase something to chew over, there is still a whole year to wait before the release of the film. Slated for a December 2013 premiere, the fervor for the film is only going to ramp up as the date slowly draws closer.While I am excited for the film, I have to say that I was underwhelmed by the trailer. My expectations were too high perhaps, but I was looking forward to the events of the novel being portrayed in an exciting way. Of course this is little a teaser so the best bits are yet to come, but I would have loved to see what Smaug is going to look like or a preview of the Battle of the Five Armies. While I understand that those come in the second film, it would have mae for a more complete package.last_img read more

20 09 19

first_imgUn robot frétillant pour guider les poissonsDes chercheurs ont découvert qu’en imitant la nature les poissons étaient susceptibles de suivre un poisson robotisé comme si celui-ci faisait partie des leurs. Ce système pourrait permettre de sauver des espèces en danger.La nature est une source d’inspiration sans fin pour les ingénieurs. C’est donc en observant des bancs de poissons que Stefano Marras et Maurizio Porfiri, des scientifiques et ingénieurs mécaniques, ont mis au point un poisson biomimétique. Dans la nature, les poissons placés en pole position dans un banc agitent leur queue de façon plus importante que les autres, créant ainsi un sillage suivi par le reste des poissons. Cela permet à ces derniers d’économiser de l’énergie qui ont besoin de moins agiter leur queue. En quelque sorte, ils profitent de l’aspiration consécutive aux efforts du leader.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais c’est avec surprise que les deux scientifiques ont constaté que des ménés jaunes (une espèce de poissons) suivaient la trajectoire empruntée par leur robot. Dans l’article publié en ligne dans le Journal of the Royal Society Interface, les chercheurs expliquent que leur animal mécanique était conçu de manière à reproduire les mouvements de propulsion de la queue des poissons. Les expériences qu’ils ont menées visaient ainsi à tester différentes vitesses de battements de queue. Lorsque le poisson mécanique  était à l’arrêt, il attirait alors l’attention de ses “congénères”. En revanche, dès que sa queue se mettait à battre à la vitesse d’un poisson leader, les ménés jaunes le reconnaissaient comme un des leurs et le suivait en ralentissant leur battement de queue. “Ces expériences pourraient ouvrir la voie à de nouvelles possibilités concernant les interactions entre la robotique et les vies animales”, explique Maurizio Porfiri cité par Science Daily.En effet, l’idée sous-jacente serait d’aider les animaux en les guidant via des systèmes robotisés à l’image de celui-ci. Cela permettrait notamment d’influencer le comportement collectif de certaines espèces pour participer à leur conservation et à leurs efforts pour survivre. Par exemple, il serait possible de guider des poissons en dehors d’une zone potentiellement toxique à cause de marée noire ou de dangers chimiques dus aux activités humaines entre autres.Le 28 mars 2012 à 16:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

9 09 19

first_imgRep. Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage, during a House Floor session in January. He supported a bill that would provide health insurance to survivors of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The state House passed a bill Monday that would provide health insurance to the families of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty.Listen nowHouse Bill 23 was prompted by the shooting deaths of Trooper Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich in 2014. State law didn’t require that their dependents continue to receive health insurance.While Governors Sean Parnell and Bill Walker have ordered that survivors continue to receive coverage, lawmakers want to make it permanent.Anchorage Rep. Chuck Kopp, a retired police officer, said officers would appreciate it if the bill becomes law.“It’s hard to imagine what a spouse and what children go through every day when they see their father or their mom gearing up to go to work because the unknown is always there,” Kopp said. “Will this be the last time?”The House passed a similar bill last year, but the Senate didn’t pass it. Supporters are hopeful that its early progress this session will lead to it becoming law.The current bill passed after a debate over a series of amendments. Six amendments were defeated. They would have applied the benefits to a wider range of public workers or would have made them voluntary.North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson supported an amendment that would have allowed municipalities to opt out of paying for the benefits.“We’re going to make the municipalities come into it, whether or not they want to or not,” Wilson said. “I think most of them will do it in some form or another. But why are we forcing them to do it?”Bill sponsor Anchorage Democratic Rep. Andy Josephson said it’s necessary to pay the benefits.“This is about the soul of the state of Alaska,” Josephson said. “This is about saying to the dependents: ‘You have suffered the unimaginable and we’ve got your back.’ ”The Senate State Affairs Committee passed its version, Senate Bill 48, on Friday. It’s been referred to the Senate Finance Committee.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgThe 3rd iteration of the charity-friendly Humble Indie Bundle has been doing swift business over the past few weeks. Revenue from the offer of 5 games plus access to Minecraft for a couple of weeks is about to reach $1.5 million and 277,000 bundles sold. But the team behind it have had a new idea to boost revenue yet further for the last 5 days.If you purchase the bundle any time before August 9, and spend more than the average for the day, you will receive the Humble Indie Bundle 2 games as well. That means as well as gaining access to Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, and And Yet it Moves, you will also receive Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans.Don’t forget the bonus game Steel Storm is also thrown in for free, and the access to Minecraft on offer too. It’s is a fantastic deal that also sees Child’s Play and the EFF benefit too depending on how you to decide to split the money you are spending between them and the developers.As we reported earlier in the week, Linux users are paying the most by far for the bundle. They were averaging $11.63 per purchase compared to $6.61 for Mac gamers and $3.80 for the Windows crowd. Those averages have now increased slightly to $11.80, $7.14, and $4.45, and will probably continue to do so at a faster rate as gamers spend a little more to get the extra games.Whichever way you look at it the bundle is still a bargain, and to get the extra five games today you only have to spend more than $5.38. With the average rising though, it’s sure to be higher tomorrow making the 10+ game bundle more expensive the longer you wait to buy.More at Humble Bundlelast_img read more

29 08 19

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘I was so moved by what she and her team are doing to empower immigrant youth in our country. They are working to protect and empower hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who came to this country as children and grew up, studied, and worked in the USA, and now face deportation with the scheduled end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.’She is also partnering with the organization and released the video now to help shine a light on them.A revelatory comebackRainbow is the singer’s first album following her legal battles with music producer Dr. Luke. It’s also her comeback after years of trauma and speculation surrounding her allegations of abuse against him.Her forray back into the music world was highly anticipated and her first single and video, Praying, met every expectation.Kesha released several new videos and songs after that, including one in a drag bar and one about her childhood.It’s good to have her back.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Singer Kesha released a new music video for a song off her 2017 album, Rainbow.center_img Kesha in her new video | Photo: YouTube/kesha WATCH: Kesha looks back at childhood memories in latest music videoKesha marries a real-life gay couple in new music videoKesha’s new music video with The Struts is a glitter-filled bangerRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/kesha-music-video-hymn/ Hymn is an anthem for youth who might feel like outcasts or that they don’t belong or that they’re wandering until they find some peace. It’s one of the many, many great hits from her latest album.In this video, Kesha and her fellow ‘hymnless’ are the focus.More specifically, however, this video goes out to the DACA DREAMers whose future in the United States remains unknwon.[embedded content]The song puts Kesha’s powerful, raw vocals at the forefront and what she’s feeling is palpable. It’s a common theme among all her songs from her latest album.Empowering vulnerable youthKesha explained the video and inspiration behind it in a Facebook post.‘When I attended the Time 100 Gala this past April, I met Cristina Jiménez, co-founder of the largest immigrant youth organization in the country, United We Dream,’ she writes.last_img read more

27 08 19

first_imgNews | April 15, 2013 Tomosynthesis Improves Detection of Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma in Patients With Increased Risk 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. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more 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 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 Related Content 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more April 15, 2013 — Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) is better able to show infiltrating ductal carcinoma than 2-D mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer, a new clinical study shows.As part of the study, six breast imaging specialists reviewed both 2-D and 3-D mammography images of 56 cancers diagnosed in patients at intermediate or high risk of breast cancer.”We found that 41 percent (23/56 cancers) were better seen on tomosynthesis and 4 percent (2/56) were only seen on tomosynthesis,” said Sarah O’Connell, a lead author of the study. Thirty percent of cancers (17/56) were better seen on 2-D mammography but none were only seen on 2-D mammography. The remaining were rated by the breast imaging specialists as being equally visible on both 2-D and 3- imaging, she said.”The majority of cancers seen better or only on tomosynthesis were predominantly infiltrating ductal carcinoma, which typically presents as a mass, focal asymmetry or architectural distortion,” said O’Connell.The majority of cancers seen better or only on 2-D mammography were ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) which presents as calcifications, she said. “This was not surprising because tomosynthesis gives us the ability to scroll through the breast tissue in 1 mm sections, which provides us with more detail, but also may separate a cluster of calcifications, making them more difficult to identify,” said O’Connell. O’Connell noted that work is being done to optimize visualization of calcifications on tomosynthesis.The benefits of tomosynthesis are especially relevant to women at increased risk of breast cancer who have increased anxiety about breast screening and have the potential for biologically aggressive cancers, said O’Connell.The study is part of the electronic exhibit program at the ARRS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 morelast_img read more

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first_imgOfficers from the Drug Control Police (PCD) on Saturday night discovered a shipment of 100 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a container that arrived at the Caribbean port of Moín from Colombia.The drugs were contained in 100 packages and concealed inside secret compartments of the container’s walls.A report from the Public Security Ministry said the container arrived in Costa Rica empty on a cargo ship. Finding it suspicious, PCD officers conducted a full search on Saturday.The confiscated cargo was transported by air to the capital by officers of the Public Security Ministry.On June 28, the Costa Rican Coast Guard and police units also seized nearly 500 kilos of cocaine hidden in another container, along with guns and ammunition. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

12 08 19

first_imgWith the support of Buffalo Tours, acclaimed social enterprise Friends-International has announced the launch of the ChildSafe Movement in Bali to raise awareness of child protection among all tourism industry stakeholders, including promoting tourist behaviours and actions that will prevent risk to children, and effectively protect them. ChildSafe activities will include international media and grassroots campaigning, educating tourists, as well as training and certifying businesses. The result is a unique local and international network empowered to stand up against the exploitation of vulnerable children in the tourism industry.Buffalo Tours now joins the hundreds of other ChildSafe Alliance Partners, Supporters and Certified Businesses around the world, all easily identified by their use of the characteristic ‘thumbs up’ logo! They are also listed on the ChildSafe website, a comprehensive resource and source of information for all to ensure a global approach to child protection which includes the important ‘7 Tips for Travelers’. baliChildSafetourismtravel tipslast_img read more

11 08 19

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Westerman spent this preseason with the Miami Dolphins and had spent the previous three seasons with the New York Jets.Westrman has 36 tackles career and 4.5 sacks in his career. His strongest season, however, was last season. Westerman had 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals were awarded fourth year linebacker Jamaal Westerman off of waivers on Saturday.Arizona and SF each put in a waiver claim for former Dolphins LB Jamaal Westerman, who was awarded to Cardinals.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2012 During preseason with the Dolphins he had three tackles and half a sack. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   last_img read more