Three Road Improvement Contracts Awarded in Inverness County

first_img East of exit five, there will be patching and repaving from east of the provincial park in Whycocomagh for about five kilometres. The winning contractor was Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. with a bid of $940,130. West of exit four, patching and repaving will be done for about 8.2 kilometres to the Skye River. The winning contractor was Cumberland Paving and Contracting Ltd. with a bid of $1,194,300. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Three Road Improvement ContractsAwarded in Inverness County Three separate contracts for road improvements worth a total of$2.3 million will help make for smoother travels for motorists inInverness County. The work, which is scheduled to be finished by the end of theyear, involves three separate contracts, announced today, April14, two for repaving different sections of Highway 105 and athird for improvements to the Highway 19 culvert across MalcolmBrook. Two projects are on Highway 105, on either side of Whycocomagh:center_img The work at Malcolm Brook on Trunk Highway 19 consists ofupgrading of the culvert at this location near southwest Mabou.The winning contractor was J and T Van Zutphen Construction Inc.with a bid of $136,000. Work is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year. “Good roads are the lifeline that keep products and peopleflowing through Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell, Minister ofTransportation and Public Works. “These projects will benefit notonly local residents but also the thousands of visitors whotravel these roads every year.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries. Staff provide services from offices in Bridgewater,Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Trudeau visits Hehrs pancake breakfast as he makes the Calgary Stampede rounds

first_imgCALGARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made the Calgary Stampede rounds, with his first stop MP Kent Hehr’s pancake breakfast.Hehr lost his cabinet post earlier this year after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with women.Trudeau has been dogged by negative headlines of his own centred on an 18-year-old allegation he groped a reporter at a British Columbia festival.Hehr says his boss has addressed the matter in an appropriate fashion and he’s proud to continue to serve in the Liberal government.He says he agrees with Trudeau 100 per cent that misconduct cases should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.Hehr’s event drew a big crowd of Calgarians keen to have their photo snapped and shake hands with the prime minister.Trudeau had warm words for the MP.“We’re so lucky to have him and his voice here in Calgary Centre. He’s a strong member of the team,” Trudeau said Saturday.Hehr said he’s optimistic heading into next year’s federal election.“In politics sometimes things happen that make it a little bit stressed… but there is no doubt I am committed to the Liberal government, to the Liberal team, to running in the next election and to sharing the good work that our government has done for not only the people in this country but the people of the city of Calgary,” he told reporters.Trudeau drew cheers when touched on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would enable Canadian oil shipments to Asia. Ottawa agreed to buy the project from Kinder Morgan earlier this year for $4.5 billion after the U.S. company said it would walk away due to the B.C. government’s efforts to block it.“I don’t know many people who, particularly given the trade context with the United States right now, would continue to argue that it’s a good thing that we only have one market, the United States, for our oil resources,” Trudeau said at the pancake breakfast.“That simply doesn’t make sense and getting our resources to new markets across the Pacific through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is just in the Canadian interest, in Alberta’s interest and in all of our best interests.”Trudeau also visited the Stampede grounds and addressed supporters at a Liberal fundraising event.last_img read more


first_imgHERE ARE ALL THE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NETFLIX’S THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANORManors are built to be haunted, so far as TV and film is concerned, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan’s awaited follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, now has a cast to do the haunting.Over the past few days, Flanagan has been tweeting up a storm, slowly unveiling a series of exciting new additions to the cast of the upcoming Netflix show. Let’s run them down.First, a couple we already knew about: Henry Thomas (E.T.), and Kate Siegel, returning from the original series, and also Mike Flanagan’s wife, fun facts. READ MORESEASON 2 OF THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE IS GOING FULL-ON AMERICAN HORROR STORYNetflix’s The Haunting of Hill House has found its cast for season 2 of the anthology series. Much like FX’s American Horror Story, the new season — titled The Haunting of Bly Manor and based on the Henry James novella Turn of the Screw — will feature plenty of familiar faces from the show’s previous instalment.Victoria Pedretti, who broke hearts as ill-fated Nell Crain in the Netflix series’ first season, is confirmed to lead season 2 as Dani, a governess tasked with caring for two children in the totally haunted Bly Manor. READ MORE THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR: EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FARFans of The Haunting of Hill House will by now already know we’re getting a second season! Instead of continuing with the Craine family and Hill House, Mike Flanagan will look to another classic ghost story to frighten subscribers worldwide. The Haunting of Bly Manor is already set to become one of the most exciting Originals that we expect to see in 2020. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming anthology series.The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season in the Netflix Original The Haunting anthology series. Bly Manor will be adapting the classic gothic literature novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. While Netflix did not release viewing figures for the first season, its popularity exploded and fast became one of the most watched shows on Netflix. Mike Flanagan is definitely cementing his place as one of the best Horror/Thriller directors of today. His fruitful relationship with Netflix is exciting for all horror fans subscribed to Netflix. READ MORE Facebook THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR WITH VICTORIA PEDRETTI & RAHUL KOHLI FILMING IN VANCOUVER THIS FALL/WINTERThe Haunting of Bly Manor — a sequel to Netflix’s hit horror series The Haunting of Hill House — films in Vancouver this Fall and Winter.Filming dates: September 30th to February 21st, 2020.Adapted from the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, The Haunting of Bly Manor is set at an old country mansion with Victoria Pedretti from the first series as the governess looking after the two children — Amelie Smith as Flora and Benjamin Ainsworth as Miles.  READ MORE Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

UN gathers experts to help West African farmers cope with climate change

28 April 2009A United Nations-backed workshop aimed at identifying ways for West African farmers to limit the damaging effect climate change has on their livelihoods kicked off in Burkina Faso today. West Africa, home to 43 per cent of the total population of sub-Saharan Africa, is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world.The region suffered a 20 to 40 per cent drop in rainfall from the mid to late 20th century, according to a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.In addition, IPCC projections indicate that Africa is very likely to warm during this century, decreasing the length of growing seasons for farmers and cutting the potential size of harvests in West Africa. For some countries yields from rain-fed agriculture could fall by up to 50 per cent by 2020, threatening the survival of large West African populations dependent on semi-subsistence farming. The four-day climate change adaptation workshop, held in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou, will determine action that can be taken to alleviate the impact of global warming for farmers in the region. Some 70 experts, brought together with the help of Spain by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will discuss and recommend measures for the agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries sectors in West Africa to help them adjust to a changing environment.“A principal WMO goal is to make farmers more self-reliant by better preparing them to cope with major issues influencing agricultural production,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud. “It will increasingly be necessary to use science to identify integrated adaptation and mitigation strategies for a range of agro-ecosystems.”Noting that sustainable agriculture holds the key to mitigate climate change through carbon storage and better use of carbon in crops, Peter Holmgren, Director of FAO Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division, said that “millions of farmers around the globe could become agents of change helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Mr. Holmgren stressed that farmers, particularly in poor countries, should be involved in carbon sequestration, a strategy to be discussed at the workshop, as well as more efficient use of water; changing crop variety; altering planting schedules; improving pest, disease and weed management practices; and making better use of seasonal climate forecasts to reduce production risks. read more

Amid rise of fake news authorities should ensure truthful info reaches public

“State actors should not make, sponsor, encourage or further disseminate statements which they know or reasonably should know to be false (disinformation) or which demonstrate a reckless disregard for verifiable information (propaganda),” read a Joint Declaration issued last week by the experts.The Declaration was made by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, along with his counterparts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).“‘Fake news’ has emerged as a global topic of concern and there is a risk that efforts to counter it could lead to censorship, the suppression of critical thinking and other approaches contrary to human rights law. In this Joint Declaration, we identify general principles that should apply to any efforts to deal with these issues,” explained Mr. Kaye in a news release issued by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).The Declaration also identifies applicable human rights standards, encourages promotion of diversity and plurality in the media and emphasizes the particular roles played by digital intermediaries, as well as journalists and media outlets, and notes that they should consider including critical coverage of disinformation and propaganda as part of their news services in line with their watchdog role in society, particularly during elections and regarding debates on matters of public interest.It also notes that States have a “positive obligation” to promote a free, independent and diverse communications environment, including media diversity, which is a key means of addressing disinformation and propaganda.Further, the Declaration notes that all stakeholders – including intermediaries, media outlets, civil society and academia – should be supported in developing participatory and transparent initiatives for creating a better understanding of the impact of disinformation and propaganda on democracy, freedom of expression, journalism and civic space, as well as appropriate responses to these phenomena.UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Womans hijab pulled down in busy London street in shocking raciallymotivated attack

first_imgThe incident happened as the women crossed the road by The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East LondonDet Con Ben Cousin, of Haringey Community Safety Unit, said: “This was a shocking attack in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street.”Racially and religiously-motivated crimes will not be tolerated. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack to contact police.” Racially and religiously-motivated crimes will not be toleratedDet Con Ben Cousin A woman has had her hijab pulled down in a racially-motivated assault on a busy street.The victim, in her 20s, was not injured but was shocked and distressed by what happened, Scotland Yard said.She was walking in Haringey, north London, with a woman friend at around 7.30pm on Wednesday when the attack happened.As they crossed the road by The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, she was approached from behind by two men. The Metropolitan Police said one of them pulled down the hijab she was wearing before both fled the scene.Police in Haringey are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident.The first suspect is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, with blonde or ginger shaved hair and stubble.Police said he was about 5ft 6in and wearing a burgundy hooded top and carrying a Tesco bag in his right hand.The second suspect was of Mediterranean appearance, in his late 20s or early 30s, and clean shaven, with spiky hair. He wore a grey hooded top. 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.last_img read more

Lord Hain defends decision to name Sir Philip Green as businessman at

The Labour peer accused the Topshop owner of trying to create a “malevolent diversion” to distract attention away from allegations about his own allegedly improper and abusive behaviour. 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. Peter Hain has strongly defended his decision to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of allegations of sexual harassment and racist abuse. The Labour peer said he believed it was his “duty” to name Sir Philip following two days of speculation about the identity of the individual at the centre of the claims. On Thursday Lord Hain, the former leader of the House of Commons, used parliamentary privilege to reveal the businessman had taken out an injunction against The Telegraph. The decision has… read more

HSE imposing threemonth recruitment freeze due to financial pressure in the system

first_img Labour’s Alan Kelly, who released a copy of the letter this morning, said that an urgent explanation is now essential on why this is happening, and what roles are being blocked.“What this letter shows is that the 2019 budget is being used to cover overruns from last year. The letter specially says no new or replacement posts can proceed to offer stage. Labour’s Alan Kelly said an urgent explanation is needed. Image: Leah Farrell/ 65 Comments Labour’s Alan Kelly said an urgent explanation is needed. Source: The Labour Party/Twitter HSE imposing three-month recruitment freeze due to ‘financial pressure in the system’ Labour’s Alan Kelly tweeted out a letter this morning sent out by a senior HSE official about the freeze. Apr 7th 2019, 4:05 PM Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 4:05 PM It is quite unbelievable that in critical service areas where specialist staff may retire or leave they now can’t be replaced, nor according to this letter can people on career break decide to come back over the next three months. Essentially they will have to wait until the budget situation improves.Kelly also said that this measure will “further impact on waiting lists and the crisis in our A&Es”. “It’s unprecedented that only three months into the year the HSE have to tell all sections to stop recruiting,” he said. “It’s not clear if this decision was approved by the Minister for Health or Minister for Finance or why it’s being done now but we need to know that our health service can hire the staff it needs in the areas under pressure.”Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme this afternoon, Kelly added that he had spoken to trade unions who weren’t aware of the recruitment freeze.Meanwhile, Minister of State Sean Canney, an independent TD in government, told RTÉ’s The Week in Politics said “now is the time” that is appropriate for the HSE to step in to control recruitment and spending.“Each hospital group has to produce their recruitment strategy. Some have, some haven’t,” he said.Canney said it was important to have a plan now rather than in October.He added: “We need more frontline staff and we don’t want more managers. We want to make sure that every ounce of the billions going into health are used and directed to the right place.”In Budget 2019, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced an additional investment of €1.2 billion for health. The minister said recent years had seen “the highest level of health investment in the history of the State”. A spokesperson for Health Minister Simon Harris told “We have increased the number of nurses, doctors and therapists every year. That will continue this year. I have spoken to the HSE today, who have assured me recruitment restrictions will not be introduced unless hospital managers fail to outline their budget plans.Health managers need to submit recruitment plans and credible plans will be supported. Groups that do not submit such plans need to be scrutinised. We allocated a €16 billion budget to the health service and it is important that budgets are adhered to. The 2019 Service Plan allows for recruitment across the health service.center_img Our health spokesperson @alankellylabour has called for an explanation for the extraordinary 3 month recruitment and overtime freeze that has been introduced in the HSE and what the impact will on critical frontline services— The Labour Party (@labour) April 7, 2019 By Sean Murray 26,499 Views THE HSE HAS decided to suspend recruitment for the next three months due to the “financial pressures in the system” from recruitment last year, and the “need to live within the resources provided to the HSE”.In a letter written by chief operations officer at the HSE Liam Woods on 29 March, he said that it was hoped that this “additional control” will be in effect “for as short a period as necessary”. The freeze on the recruitment of new posts will apply “until satisfactory financial plans [from the various hospital groups and CHOs] have been received, endorsed centrally and are demonstrating good evidence of traction”.  Share623 Tweet Email5 Short URL Image: Leah Farrell/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Floods damage people as well as properties

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The devastating floods sweeping across Queensland will create psychological damage as well as physical destruction, clinical psychologist Dr Michael Kyrios said. “People need to understand there will be mental health consequences, they’ll lose sleep, have ruminating thoughts, a re-experiencing of those particular events, so they do need to understand that and work that through,” the Swinburne University psychology professor said.It is important that programs and mental health services are made available for those affected by the disaster, but counselling is not always the answer, Dr Kyrios said. “Sometimes you can go in too early and you don’t allow people to work through what has happened. There are lessons to be learnt and issues we need to work through in our own minds about these sorts of events, so if you go in too early you can retard that particular process,” he said. Grief will be the first emotion people will be struck with, which will result from the loss of lives, belongings and homes, Dr Kyrios said. Some people will also experience trauma, he said. “People had to leave behind grandparents in homes because they were disabled and the trauma of all that will obviously require quite a bit of working through,” he said. “These sorts of events have a way of causing some sort of equilibrium in terms of how secure people feel in the world and that often has consequences down the line. If you trust that the world will look after you and that you can feel secure in the world then that has implications across a whole range of domains”. Sleep problems will also be an issue, Dr Kyrios said. “Once the floods have receded there’s the big clean up and the adjustment that comes with that and often that’s when grief really hits you because you realise what you’ve lost or what adjustments need to be made,” he said.However, trauma also allows the opportunity for post traumatic growth, Dr Kyrios said. “It may bring families closer together, it obviously has brought communities and Australia closer together and we need to focus on that positive aspect of it, particularly moving forward over the next six or twelve months,” he said. Dr Kyrios said some people may decide to leave the flood ravaged areas while others will choose to stay and fight it out. “There’s room for all sorts of reactions there, and that’s the beauty of the human condition; there’s no one reaction to every situation,” he said. “We just need to be tolerant of all sorts of reactions and offer services that are appropriate to that broad range of reactions”.last_img read more

Clinton Deplorables comment was grossly generalistic

first_imgWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she was wrong to put half of Donald Trump’s supporters in a “basket of deplorables,” but didn’t back down from a description of his campaign the Republican nominee said smeared many Americans and would take a political toll.Less than 24 hours after she made the comments at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said in a statement, “last night I was ‘grossly generalistic’ and that’s never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ — that was wrong.” But she argued that the word “deplorable” was reasonable to describe much of Trump’s campaign.“He has built his campaign largely on prejudice and paranoia and given a national platform to hateful views and voices, including by retweeting fringe bigots with a few dozen followers and spreading their message to 11 million people,” the Democratic nominee said.Responding in a statement, Trump said it was “disgraceful that Hillary Clinton makes the worst mistake of the political season and instead of owning up to this grotesque attack on American voters, she tries to turn it around with a pathetic rehash of the words and insults used in her failing campaign?”Trump added that Clinton was showing “bigotry and hatred for millions of Americans,” arguing that she was “incapable to serve as President of the United States.”last_img read more

Kraft Harris offer distinct choice in 17th Legislative District

first_imgThe 17th Legislative District, which encompasses east Vancouver and unincorporated Clark County, has long been considered a swing district. The last time the district swung in 2014, Monica Stonier lost her position as a Democratic state representative.But Stonier said that she thinks the district is poised to swing back left in this coming election.“A district like the 17th is a little bit more susceptible to what happens in the national political climate,” she said.With Democrats hoping for a wave election to strengthen their grip on Olympia, they have lined up in support of Tanisha Harris, a child advocate and party regular who’s challenging Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver.Kraft, seeking her second term, emerged from the August primary with 49 percent of the vote. Harris received 43 percent of the vote, and fellow Democrat James Tolson (who had suspended his campaign) received 7 percent.So far, Harris has raised $129,022, much of it from labor and Democratic-leaning groups, to the $116,369 raised by Kraft, a large portion coming from business interests.Kraft won by less than 2,000 votes in 2016 and said she expects to be re-elected. David Gellatly, chair of the Clark County Republican Party, brushed off the primary results, chalking it up to enthusiasm by Democrats.last_img read more

Ashanti Living it Up in Turks and Caicos

first_img Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jan 2015 – She has won eight Billboard Music awards, two American Music Awards and a Grammy, but she is still just a girl having fun and recently, R&B recording artist, Ashanti was having fun in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. A string of photos and videos of her great time here, especially in the water and on the beaches is showcased by Ashanti on Instagram. of the singer/actress modeling a swimwear line and evening wear and hilarious video of her screaming about a lobster and how icy the water was is all there; just look for Magnetic Media on your favorite social media., with friends had recently finished up a vacation in Jamaica before coming to the TCI. Recommended for you Related Items:ashanti, swimwear, turks and caicos Crown Land Motion by PDM demands better processlast_img read more

TCI Border Control Employment Ministry makes clarifications by law a small 14

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 1, 2017 – Providenciales – The firm position on workers who are illegally resident and even employed in the Turks and Caicos taken last week by Border Control and Employment Minister, Deputy Premier Sean Astwood seems to have been used as a scare tactic by some.    A media release on Saturday from the DP said this is not the intention of his ministerial statement given during House of Assembly which asks workers with expired work permits to regularize their status or face being deported, even stop listed.The statement gives people with this problem until August 14 to comply with TCI law.   The Deputy Premier clarified that work permit holders still under consideration for renewal or extension, according to law, will see their work permit continue to be in force until their application is dealt with.The Ministry further states, “the 14 day measure does not apply to the following persons:  Those with active applications for renewals or extensions that are already before the Labour Commissioner for Labour clearances or work permit boards for work permits.”Excluded from the potential deportation are those who have already applied for permanent residency, naturalization or registration and the like.  However, if you are with an expired document, then you had better rush to get an application in before August 14.    If you came into the TCI on a Visa, and it is now expired… prepare to leave.  If you have matters under dispute at the Labour Tribunal, you are advised to contact the office for advice.The public is directed to Customer Service Quality Assurance Manager, Emilio Seymour for further information and clarity.#MagneticMediaNews#14daywindowforillegalmigrants Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Thousands march in Europe for LGBT rights

first_imgParticipants of the Athens Pride hold a giant rainbow flag in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during the annual parade on 9 June. Photo: AFPThousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.Peaceful parades took place across European cities including the capitals of Italy, Greece, Latvia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.In Bucharest, some 3,000 people marched through the city centre with many celebrating a ruling made by the EU’s top court earlier this week.The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Romanian gay man Relu Coman’s right to have his US husband Robert “Clai” Hamilton live with him in Romania.“Clai and I are two people who did not accept discrimination. If more of us did the same, the world would be better,” Coman told AFP at the march.Romania does not recognise same-sex marriage and had argued that Hamilton was not entitled to EU residency rights awarded to spouses.The European court ruling means that same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state whatever their nationality, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.A couple kisses during the 11th Gay Pride Parade in downtown Sofia on 9 June, as gays, lesbians and transsexuals march through Bulgarian capital to protest against discrimination against homosexuals and improve their integration in the society. Photo: AFPIn Warsaw, tens of thousands marched for the annual “Equality Parade” to protest discrimination not just against LGBT people but also women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.Organisers said 45,000 people took part, while the town hall gave a lower estimate of 23,000. ‘Love knows no boundaries’“I come from a small town and first marched for equality 10 years ago, without telling my parents,” Dominika Wroblewska said at the Warsaw parade.“It’s very moving for me, especially since I came out a year ago,” she said.Her partner Alicja Nauman said she was marching “because I want to live in a place where all love is accepted, because love knows no boundaries”.“The situation in Poland is bad because same-sex couples cannot marry or adopt children.”Thousands, including members of a LGBT police association, also turned out for the 14th edition of Gay Pride in Athens.The Athens events had previously been largely shunned by institutions and notably harassed by far-right groups, but this year’s edition was attended by a delegation from the liberal-conservative New Democracy party.Protesters take part in the Baltic gay pride parade in Riga, on 9 June. LGBT groups from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania gather for the Baltic Pride parade 2018. Photo: AFPNot to be outdone, the facade of parliament, overlooking Syntagma square at the heart of the festivities, was symbolically lit up in all colours of the rainbow in a government initiative.Since the leftist government took office in 2015, Greece has extended civil partnerships to same-sex couples, authorised sex changes from the age of 15 and legislated for children to be adopted by same-sex partners-though New Democracy voted against the reforms which the powerful Orthodox Church also opposes.The “Baltic Pride” parade in Latvia’s capital Riga included members of the gay community from fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania.One of the organisers, Kaspars Zalitis, told AFP that about eight thousand people marched.“Latvia is in last place in the European Union when it comes to the rights of LGBT people,” Zalitis said.“There is no protection against hate crimes, no respect for trans people, that’s why we think this issue is greatly urgent.”About 30 people protested before the start of the parade in Riga, following a call by a rightwing group for a demonstration against “the promotion of homosexuality”.In Rome, thousands also marched Saturday just days after Italy’s new families minister from the far-right League party caused a storm, saying homosexual families do not legally exist.“It’s very important that we’re here, because we need to respond and show that it’s not true that we don’t exist,” said Andrea, 27.last_img read more

Move shaves up to 4 off OMC scrips

first_imgShares of three listed state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) fell up to 4 per cent at close on Tuesday, after the government raised excise duty on petrol by Rs 2.25 per litre and by Re 1 a litre on diesel.Bharat Petroleum Corporation fell by 4.06 per cent to close at Rs 712.90, while shares of Indian Oil Corporation fell by 2.55 per cent to Rs 351.20 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Shares of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd lost 1.60 per cent to Rs 594. The second excise duty hike in three weeks will help raise additional Rs 4,000 crore in four months to March as the government seeks to take advantage of a slump in world oil prices to shore up its revenues without stoking inflation.last_img read more

Act Fast 510 Off Dell XPS 13

first_imgCurrently, Dell has its XPS 13 (9380) on sale for $979.99 . That’s $230 off and the best price we’ve seen this year for Dell’s laptop. (It likely won’t be on sale for Amazon Prime Day, so this is quite the rare deal).The configuration on sale includes a 13.3-inch 1080p LCD, 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Alternatively, you can get the Dell XPS 13 (9380) w/ 4K LCD on sale for $1,249.99 ($510 off). It packs a 4K LCD, 1.8GHz Core i7-8565U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Just keep in mind that the 4K screen will shorten your laptop’s battery life. In our tests, the 4K laptop lasted just shy of 8 hours. AdvertisementThe XPS 13 packs a lot of horsepower in a slim, lightweight chassis.  Its display can reproduce 119 percent of the sRGB gamut, which matches the MacBook Pro and beats the 117-percent premium laptop average. Its Whiskey Lake CPU let us stream Black Mirror on Netflix while simultaneously opening 25 Google Chrome tabs running either a Twitch stream, Tweetdeck, or YouTube.Gamers, take note. As powerful as the XPS 13 is, it’s not a gaming rig. It can, however, play older or less demanding games notching 88 frames per second on the Dirt 3 benchmark, which ran at 1920 x 1080p.Dell’s sale is valid through May 30.Best Laptop Deals of Today Update May 28: That was fast. The coupon has expired, but you can still get the XPS 13 (9380) for $979.99, which is $230 off.The XPS 13 (9380) is Dell’s top-of-the-line laptop. In addition to getting our Editor’s Choice award, it’s also one of the best laptops of 2019.While the XPS 13 is usually on sale during major holidays, rarely does it get as cheap as it is today. Buy the Dell XPS 13 (9380) w/ 256GB SSD for $979.99 ($230 off)Buy the Dell XPS 13 (9380) w/ 4K LCD for $1,249.99 ($510 off) Dell XPS 13 Gets Intel Whiskey Lake and Ditches the NosecamAfter making its smallest webcam ever and adding an Intel Whiskey Lake CPU, the Dell XPS 13 is ready for primetime.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0002:1502:15Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more March 3, 2014 — Honeywell expanded its Captuvo line of encasements for Apple devices at the HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla. The Captuvo SL22h and SL42h are designed for healthcare environments and equip iPod touch (5th generation) and iPhone (5, 5c and 5s) devices. The barcode data collection can increase productivity and support healthcare “Converged Device” strategies.The SL22h and SL42h sleds have a compact design that offers single-handed functionality for clinical staff performing a variety of tasks, including medication administration, specimen collection and remote patient monitoring. Its purpose-built protective housing is designed to withstand multiple 4-foot drops to offer screen protection. A disinfectant-ready housing allows healthcare professionals to regularly clean the device, minimizing the risk of spreading infectious diseases.Equipped with Honeywell’s Adaptus 6.0 imaging technology, the Captuvo SL22h and SL42h offer aggressive linear and 2-D scanning. To ensure ‘round the clock’ use, these healthcare-ready sleds come with a hot-swappable and user replaceable battery to eliminate downtime and the need to recharge the device mid-shift.The Captuvo Healthcare SL22h and SL42h are expected to ship in April 2014. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | March 03, 2014 Honeywell Introduces Bar-Code Enabled iPod, iPhone for Healthcare The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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DJ upgrades entertainment airport lounges

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Virgin Australia has now plugged in and loaded the first phase trials of its new in-flight entertainment with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.Announced this week, the iPad alternative has been included on selected Boeing 737 and Embraer E190 aircraft and will run for one week commencing 30 April this year.The airline’s group executive product and guest services Martin Daley said the 16:9 screen product was part of the carrier’s initiatives to enhance guest experience and boost its business travel appeal. Filled with pre-loaded movies as well as television and audio programs, Mr Daley said the Phase One also represented a step closer to Phase Two which includes the May 2012 roll-out of a new leading Wi-Fi system.“This Wi-Fi system will allow guests to stream video and audio directly to their own personal electronic devices, Wi-Fi enabled laptops or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.” he said. “This latest product release, combined with our new Business Class and Economy Class cabin environment, will allow us to offer a first-rate travel experience to guests.”The airline expects full commencement of its new in-flight entertainment to commence from June this year with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available for guests travelling three hours or more to purchase.In addition to its in-flight equipment, the carrier also announced major enhancements to its facilities at Sydney and Melbourne Domestic Airports. Announced this morning, Virgin said the changes would occur at Termina 2 in both airports and would include new state-of-the-art lounges and upgrades to its pier within the Sydney terminal.Sydney’s waiting area will soon stretch over two levels to provide views of Botany Bay while Melbourne will see a new lounge, valet parking and priority security screenings.  Expected to be complete by the end of 2012, the airline’s chief executive John Borghetti said the changes would reinforce the airline’s aim to provide a “seamless first-rate experience”.“The enhancements announced today will enable us to do just that, establishing Sydney as our flagship domestic lounge and offering guests more spacious and comfortable terminal facilities,” Mr Borghetti noted.“The pier expansion will also allow us to provide additional flight frequencies for our guests, with more positions for narrow and wide body aircraft. “In May 2012, we will commence a major refurbishment of the interiors of our Melbourne domestic terminal. “The refresh will include new flooring, seating and washroom facilities and is designed to create more space and bring the Melbourne terminal in line with Virgin Australia’s contemporary look and feel.” Virgin Australia planelast_img read more

Airline leaders to gather in Miami for IATA meeting

first_imgThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that American Airlines, FedEx Express and UPS will host the 71st IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in conjunction with Airlines for America, the trade association for the US airline industry. The event will draw the top leadership from the air transport industry to Miami, Florida from 7 June – 9 June 2015.“Miami is a superb location for IATA’s 71st AGM. This vibrant, multicultural city is well known as a gateway between North America and Latin America. Like aviation itself, Miami is a city that bridges cultures and nations. I am confident the AGM in Miami will be a huge success and an opportunity for air transport industry leaders to share their vision for the future of commercial aviation while drawing lessons from this diverse part of the world,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.This will be the first time that the IATA AGM is held in in Miami and the fifth time it will be hosted in the United States, following AGMs in Washington DC (2003), Honolulu (1971), New York (1955), and San Francisco (1950).“On behalf of the US airline industry, we are pleased to co-host the 71st IATA AGM in Miami with American Airlines, FedEx Express, and UPS. Scheduled commercial aviation was born 100 years ago not far from Miami, and today aviation supports some 5.7 million jobs in the United States and drives $1 trillion in economic activity. Aviation connects the world, and we look forward to welcoming global airline leaders to the United States, the birthplace of flight,” said Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of A4A.The 70th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Doha, Qatar attracted 1,000 participants. This included aviation leaders from among IATA’s 240 member airlines, governments, international organizations, industry stakeholders, IATA strategic partners, and the media.Source = International Air Transport Associationlast_img read more

BRICS nations to cooperate on building MICE industry

first_imgA reciprocity agreement was signed between the India Exhibition Industry Association and the South African Association for The Conference Industry at 2nd BRICS MICE Co-operation Forum Meeting in Hyderabad on May 9.Andrew Binning, CEO of Inkanyezi Events who is the South African representative on the forum, and Rudi Vyver, CEO of South African Association for The Conference Industry signed the agreement on behalf of the South Africa MICE sector.Binning was invited to address 800 MICE sector delegates at the International BRICS gathering, hosted by the India Exhibition Industry Association on May 11.The BRICS MICE Co-operation Forum aimed to look at creating strategies which can enhance opportunities for cooperation in the MICE sector. “India has a massive, competitive economy which points to the value and potential of business tourism created by synergistic events and the participation of the Indian business community in South African hosted MICE activities,” stated Binning. He highlighted that the agreement marks off an important beginning of the formal process.Binning said following the first BRICS MICE Co-operation Forum held in China, late last year, the South African representation, led by SAACI, sought to build partnerships and extract real returns from it.Binning presented the new emerging formats of meeting events, conferences and technological advancements that are driving heightened delegate and exhibitor experience value.last_img read more