APTN National NewsThe family of a Yukon prisoner who appeared naked and shackled during a court hearing by video conference has filed a human rights complaint.During a video hearing in January, three guards in riot gear held Michael Nehass to the floor of a cell in Whitehorse. He was naked.APTN’s Shirley McLean has this story.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- The 2019 Junior Dragons Den’s (JDD) deadline for submissions is March 13th, 2019 to enter the competition for the Northeast B.C. Region.Students in grades 7 – 12 and post-secondary students are welcomed to submit their concept for a business or expansion of their current business with an expression of why they should be chosen to participate in the competition.Five applicants from each category will advance to the Regional Competitions in Dawson Creek and Fort St John. Each student will be assigned a Mentor from their local community and these Mentors will assist their assigned student with everything from start-up considerations and marketing, to coaching and presentation skills. These chosen competitors then work on refining their business concept into a comprehensive one-page business plan with detailed financial statements.The competitors will be assisted in creating a live business pitch to use at the live competition for an opportunity to compete for cash prizes at the Final Competition on April 29, 2019.To download an application; CLICK HERE
Rabat – In 2012, Moroccans dedicated 6 hours and 40 minutes of their day to free time. Activities like surfing the internet and watching television took up the most time, according to a survey by Morocco’s High Commission for Planning (HCP).The survey reveals how Moroccans spend their free time.The study, conducted between 2011 and 2012, shows that Moroccans spend 84 percent of their free time doing six principal practices: Watching television (2 hours 14 minutes), religious practices (59 minutes), napping (43 minutes), idleness (38 minutes), discussions (37 minutes), and hosting or visiting (26 minutes). Moroccans aged 15 and above spend on average 2 hours and 14 minutes watching television, or 33.6 percent of their free time. They only spend 2 minutes in practicing sports or reading.Read also: HCP: Moroccans’ Health Coverage Depends on Gender, Age and GeographyChildren devote 3 hours daily to watching television, an average of 43.6 percent of their free time. However, they only spend 2 minutes practicing sports and one minute reading.Social media networks are the main platforms children use on the internet, while they only devote 5 percent of their internet usage to educational research.Children spend more time browsing, an average of 12 minutes daily, surpassing adults whose daily average browsing is 4 minutes.Television, radio, and internet are the youth’s major means of opening up to the rest of the world. Sixty-eight percent of youth stated they watch television or listen to the radio on a regular basis.Internet use was moderate among youth in 2012. As many as 61.8 percent of men never used it, compared to 77.8 percent of women.
The economic crisis is rolling back the significant progress made to date in Asia and the Pacific in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – according to a senior United Nations official.Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), said her organization has responded to the crisis by encouraging policies that include social programmes such as health coverage, pensions, education and agricultural extension services, as well as investment in small and medium scale enterprises. “The huge scale of government spending in the pipeline in many countries offers an unprecedented opportunity to design development policies that will bring about more inclusive and sustainable development,” Ms. Heyzer said during the course of the substantive session of the UN Economic and Social Council, which is currently taking place in Geneva. “Pro-poor policies aimed at strengthening social protection systems not only create the social foundations for more inclusive societies, they free up spending of consumers. In other words social protection systems also make good economic sense.”She added that financial stimulus packages and reforms could help create a more integrated and coordinated Asia and the Pacific that builds upon collective regional strengths and resources.In addition, she highlighted the need for appropriate investments in infrastructure to create economic corridors that link less developed countries to economic centres in the region, thereby increasing intra-regional trade. As a result, the recovery of larger economies like China, India and the Republic of Korea will have “greater reciprocal positive spin offs” for their smaller neighbours. Ms. Heyzer noted that ESCAP has sought to provide its member States with the necessary strategic analysis, policy options and technical assistance. “Our flagship publication, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009, provides a compelling analytical basis for the policy reforms that the region will need to collectively implement in response to the economic crisis,” she said.The report predicts that developing nations in the region will see their growth drop from 5.8 per cent last year to 3 per cent this year, with as many as 23 million people – particularly women in the manufacturing sector – potentially losing their jobs.For its part, the Asian Development Bank estimates that the number of poor people in Asia and the Pacific could climb by 60 million in 2009 and approach 100 million by 2010, thwarting the region’s achievement of the MDGs. 15 July 2009The economic crisis is rolling back the significant progress made to date in Asia and the Pacific in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – according to a senior United Nations official.
Political and peace-building progress has been made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but “establishing respect for human rights remains a major challenge,” as massacres and rapes continue, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.The UN mission in the DRC (MONUC) has created an Electoral Assistance Unit to coordinate international support for elections to be held within the mandated two years after the transitional government was formed earlier this year, Mr. Annan’s 14th report on MONUC says.The unit has helped the DRC’s Independent Electoral Commission develop an electoral road map, but the absence of infrastructure in some places and the lack of definition of such electoral processes as establishing nationality and registering voters raise challenges to organizing the elections, it says.Two major political parties, the Union pour la démocratie et le progress social and the Parti Lumumbiste unifie, disagreed with other parties on how representatives should be named to the Transitional Government and declined to join the government, the report notes.Massive violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, meanwhile, “including massacres, summary executions, forced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests, rape and other forms of sexual violence and torture, have continued unabated despite political progress at the national level,” the report says.As a result, MONUC’s human rights section, through its Kinshasa office and its 12 field offices, has been changing its emphasis from general fact-finding to systematized data gathering and analysis, it says.Despite the international arms embargo against the Kivu and Ituri provinces in the eastern region, rounds of mortar have recently been seized, one lot from an airplane and another in a mountain village, it says.Because of years of fierce fighting, the DRC has the second largest internally displaced population in the world at 3.4 million people, an increase of 22 per cent over last December, the report says. Sudan’s internally displaced population is estimated at 4 million.The DRC government has no national programme for integrating fighters from rebel militias, including child soldiers, into civilian life, the report says.MONUC has made ad hoc responses, therefore, to requests from increasing numbers of fighters from the eastern region’s Mayi-Mayi militias to be disarmed and integrated into the peace process. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is also helping MONUC to finalize an interim plan for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of children, it says.
kyle:and champions leaguesurely counts more than mlsneil:MLS fans get in my inbox every time I’ve written about the Sports Equinoxtony:LA derby > Manchester Derbycwick:El Trafico is such a great name for a derbyPredictions NBA See more NBA predictions Things That Caught My EyePredators are the starless favoritesThe Nashville Predators are the betting favorites to win the Stanley Cup, with the team accumulating the most overall points this past season. What’s remarkable about the Predators is that they don’t have a single offensive star; seven forwards finished with at least 35 points but none of them had more than 64 points. That’s the fewest points for an NHL Presidents’ Cup winner’s top scorer in more than 30 years. [FiveThirtyEight]Ohtani is bona fideAngels phenomenon Shohei Ohtani is the superstar he was touted to be; he got three homers and two wins as a pitcher in his first 10 games, the first time a pitcher has pulled that off since about 1920 and the dead ball era. He’s got the fourth highest strikeout rate and the 17th lowest walk percentage this year. [FiveThirtyEight]LeBron is new StephThrough Monday, LeBron James has made 52.3 percent of his shots from 28 feet or further from the hoop. That is the best deep ball percentage since at least the 2000-01 season, when such play-by-play data is first available. That success is outpacing Steph Curry’s death-from-above three pointer season in 2015-16. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?FIFA officials offered money, gosh I wonder if they take it.A consortium of investors is offering FIFA $25 billion for the rights to FIFA’s club competitions and a potential global league for national teams. This eye-popping figure wasn’t enough to overcome a tabling of the matter ahead of additional research — European representatives worry that such a competition would compete with UEFA Champions League. But come on, money is offered to FIFA you think they can push that off forever? [The New York Times]Good luck seeing playoff hockey in CanadaThere are 18,201 total seats in the Toronto Maple Leafs arena. There were 672 of those seats available to an exclusive pre-sale for their first home game. After the pre-sale, there were a mere 96 available seats left to the general public. I’m beginning to get the idea that the biggest city in Canada may like hockey. [CBC]LGMAs of right now, FiveThirtyEight’s model gives the 10-1 New York Mets a 50 percent chance of making the playoffs. Eleven games ago, during the preseason, the odds were half that, with a 24 percent chance of making the playoffs. Heck of a start for the Mets. Meanwhile, a bit uptown, the 6-6 Yankees’ odds of making the postseason have fallen around 10 points in the same period to 65 percent. [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number(s)150/1Those were the Las Vegas preseason odds of the expansion team Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup. As of March 18, those long odds had steadily dropped to 6/1, and now the William Hill sportsbook puts them at 13/2. [Darren Rovell]Leaks from Slackneil: Oh, and don’t forgetNew record We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters
But Richard Eales, one of the national park’s rangers who sits on a new Exmoor Rural Crime Initiative board, vowed the authorities would not surrender in the face of the poachers’ increasingly violent tactics.”As the criminals get more organised, so are we. We will eventually crack poaching,” he said. “Killing deer is not a victimless crime, there are firearms offences, threats to landowners and farmers, trespass, and illegal and possibly unsafe meat.” Credit:ALAMY Last week early morning dog walkers were confronted with the remains of a butchered deer in the town’s Beacon Road, a residential street close to St Michael’s Church.Jane Bates, a Minehead resident, posted a message on social media to warn others. “This is awful and I don’t feel safe walking there any more if there are people walking around with guns,” she said. 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. Police have launched a dedicated text number for tip-offs about suspicious sightings, a new mobile phone app called Project Poacher and put up posters.Sgt Andy Whysall, of Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said: “This is now organised crime and it will be met with a higher degree of organisation and cross border initiatives from us. We will wipe this poaching out.”A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Constabulary added: “In those cases where police are acting on intelligence they will have armed back-up.” The meat from one carcass is worth around £200 and a large set of antlers alone can fetch £500, fuelling the trade in poached venison.And while red deer are hunted legally on Exmoor to control numbers, the Devon and Somerset Staghounds only kill about 250 a year.While it is illegal to shoot deer at night, prosecutions for poaching are rare. Within the national park’s 267 square miles there are vast deep valleys, dense forests, the highest sea cliffs in mainland Britain, and wide desolate moors – where criminals are almost impossible to find in the pitch dark. Not since the court of Henry VIII perhaps, has its rich, gamey flesh been as popular with diners as it is now – for both its taste and its healthy properties.But such is the fashion for venison that the very existence of England’s largest population of red deer is under threat from gangs of armed poachers determined to cash in on rising demand.Poachers are travelling to Exmoor National Park in increasing numbers, armed with rifles and powerful lamps to stun the animals in the darkness.Police in the West Country have armed officers on standby in order to provide backup for patrols attempting to stop what they describe as “organised slaughter” by criminals.There are even reports of the deer being chased off the moors at night and butchered in the streets of the nearby Somerset town of Minehead by the poachers. A poster warning against the poaching of red deer and other wildlifeCredit:Crimestoppers An estimated 2,500 deer are thought to live on the moor, down from around 3,700 five years ago. But there is no official record of the population.Local farmers and wildlife experts now fear the red deer, the largest wild animals in the UK, could be wiped out.Johnny Kingdom, a wildlife TV documentary maker who has studied the deer for years said: “There are certain parts of the moor where I know I could once find 100 deer together, today it’s maybe 50. They are going, they are disappearing.”If the police are armed, it might help deter these poachers. What is Exmoor without its wild deer?”But Exmoor veterinary surgeon Peter Green says consumers should also start to take responsibility for the venison they eat.“Every diner eating a venison meal should ask the pub landlord or restaurant owner where the meat has come from,” he said. “The meat could be infected, and there are twits out there driven by the ridiculous notion they can prove their prowess by killing something that has got antlers. Yet at night, shooting stags is as easy as shooting cattle in a field.” Credit:ALAMY Part of a deer carcass discarded by poachers on the streets of Minehead, SomersetCredit:The Telegraph A spokesman for the National Wildlife Crime Unit said the influx of organised gangs is transforming poaching from a cottage criminal activity into an industrial scale operation.With sales of venison up by more than 400 per cent in 2016 from the previous year, the lone poacher has been pushed aside by criminal gangs. A red deer stag on a fern and bracken covered hillside in North Devon, likely to have wandered from the Exmoor areaCredit:ALAMY
THE ORIGINAL VERSIONS of two letters that were copied to Brian Lenihan, and relate to Bank of Ireland after the bank guarantee, have gone missing from the Department of Finance.It has been revealed this evening that following a major search, the documents now only exist in redacted and partial form in the Department’s records.The two letters are correspondence between Bank of Ireland governor Richard Burrows and a tax consultant, Noel M Corcoran, concerning possible outside investment in the bank at the end of January 2009, two weeks before the government pumped €3.5 billion into it.The Department was able to locate part of one of the letters from Burrows to Corcoran on 28 January 2009, discussing possible investment in Bank of Ireland by a third party, after checking the ministerial representation tracking system.Both original letters were copied to Lenihan but their content was entirely redacted when their release was sought under Freedom of Information in May 2009. A subsequent FOI request last year has uncovered that the original and unredacted versions of these documents are missing.‘Could not be located’A letter from BOI governor Richard Burrows to tax consultant Noel M Corcoran on 28 January 2009. Part of the content of this letter has been recovered. Click here if you are having troubling viewing this image.In a statement, the Department admitted that despite “a widespread search” the original documents could not be located and officials do not know how or why they went missing, adding:It is not clear why the original version of these records could not be located.The letters form part of a batch of just eight separate documents that were released in response to a request for all correspondence related to the banking crisis between the Minister for Finance and the heads of banks that were guaranteed from the period 1 August 2008 and 11 March 2009.The contents of the letters were entirely blacked-out when released to a journalist from the Irish News of the World in May 2009 and the disappearance of the original, unredacted versions in the Department’s records was revealed after the Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty sought their release last year.In the letter partly-released under the ministerial tracking system, Burrows indicated that Bank of Ireland – which would receive €3.5 billion from the government less than fortnight later – was not open to outside investment and wanted to remain independent.“We believe that Bank of Ireland has an independent future and that the best interests if our stockholders lie in the Bank remaining independent and being in a position to make a recovery when market conditions improve over time,” Burrows wrote.But there is no record of what Corcoran wrote back to Burrows on 30 January 2009 and the tax consultant could not be reached at his offices this week.Corcoran’s response to Burrows on 30 January 2009 is entirely redacted in records released by the Department of Finance and it has lost the original. Click here if you are having trouble viewing this image.‘Confidential information’In its original response in May 2009, the Department cited commercial sensitivity in refusing to release many documents. Those that were released were largely redacted on the grounds of containing “confidential information given to a public body in confidence and on the understanding that it would be treated by it as confidential”.But last year Doherty asked that a renewed assessment be carried out given the time that had elapsed. He obtained details of the original FOI request through logs of Freedom of Information requests to the Department.In a response on 5 December 2013, an official from fiscal policy division of the Department of Finance explained that “despite an extensive search across the Department, we have been unable to locate the originals of two documents”.“In the absence of the original documents we are unable to determine whether we can release or part release these documents,” the official wrote to Doherty.The disclosure that the Department of Finance has lost documents related to that period will be cause for concern ahead of the forthcoming banking inquiry.“The only reason we know these documents existed in the first place is because they happened to be FOIed in 2009 and released but with their contents completely redacted,” Doherty explained. “I FOIed the same in 2013 but they no longer existed in their original format or if they do they cannot be located in the Department.”Bank inquiry document reviewThe Department said that ahead of the planned banking inquiry, it has started to document all the records it possesses and to cross reference these with other documents in that period “with a view to ensuring the completeness and integrity of our records from the period”.“At present we have limited ourselves to the months immediately preceding and following the issuance of the guarantee, and are basing our exercise on the record set collected for the Nyberg inquiry,” a statement said. “We are not aware of any documents in the period relating to the bank guarantee that cannot be found.”The Department said it relies on staff complying with records-management procedures that are in place but insisted these procedures are regularly reviewed and updated. It added that it is examining the “feasibility of improving records management procedures and processes”.Doherty said that the missing documents “raise serious questions”, saying:How could the Department of Finance lose these sensitive documents that related to the bank guarantee of Bank of Ireland and the recapitalisation of the bank?30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank GuaranteeFianna Fáil: Claims of no bank guarantee documents are ‘a lie’, and this FOI proves it
Like most big tech companies, Apple applies for a lot of patents. We’ve seen all kinds of things revealed in previous filings, from text-to-speech technologies for the iPhone to diminutive displays integrated into the Magic Mouse. Patently Apple has spotted yet another application, this one for an inductive charging system.It’s a fairly straightforward design: the charging base is fitted with a cylindrical tower around which an iPod or iPhone’s headphone cord can be wrapped. That in turn forms an inductive coil, which then creates a magnetic field that can charge the device’s internal battery. This is actually the second power-related patent application we’ve seen from Apple recently. Just last month, its short-range wireless charging system was revealed.The two applications present an interesting juxtaposition. On one hand, you have a decidedly un-Apple looking contraption. While a retail product would no doubt look a bit different than the drawing, the image of a tangle of cord wrapped around anything seems like it would make the designers at Apple wince. On the other hand, you’ve got a system that can charge a device wherever a user sets it down — provided that the charging base is positioned close by.Based on Apple’s undeniable love of clean lines and general tidiness, the wireless system seems a much more likely addition to Apple’s retail products.There is, however, a slight twist to the inductive charger that does have an Apple ring to it. The headphones pictured are plugged into the device via its dock port. That would remove one more unsightly hole in iPhone, iPod, and iPad cases and it would also “encourage” customers to purchase Apple-built replacement headphones — or at least get third-party OEMs to cough up licensing fees to build their own phones with the dock connector.More at Patently Apple
Bacary Sagna believes that France are looking “really strong” heading into the World Cup and feels that the disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final can make them even more determined to win at RussiaThe former Arsenal and Manchester City full-back represented France at international himself and participated in three of their last four major tournaments.However, Sagna was not included for the World Cup squad this time around.But the 35-year-old is still feeling optimistic about France and is hopeful that with all the “amazing players” at the squad that they can win their first world title since 1998.“The France national team is really strong,” he told ESPN.“Every single position is really strong. We have amazing players going to the World Cup and I think they’re going to do well, not only because they are talented but because they are really young.Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“There’s a good vibe in the team and in the most recent competitions, in the World Cup in 2014 and in Euro 2016 we did well. I’m looking forward to seeing the team reach the final and winning.”Losing to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final at home soil, could further fuel France’s determination this summer.“I remember the first words [in the dressing room] after losing the final were thinking about the World Cup,” he said.“It was disappointing to lose the final the way we did in France, and I think the team wants to live these kinds of moments again because it’s just magical, crazy when you see the impact it had on the country itself. They have quality and they’re going to go step by step.”After being released by City last summer, Sagna now plays for Benevento Calcio in Serie A.
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker believes Mauricio Pochettino has no need whatsoever to prove himself as a top-class coach.The Argentine has impressed greatly at Spurs in the past four years by converting them into regular top-four finishers in the Premier League, despite their limited resources.In light of this, Pochettino has been frequently linked with a switch to Real Madrid in La Liga along with Manchester United.Despite his impressive progress, however, critics have been quick to point out that Pochettino has failed to do the one thing that really counts in football – winning trophies.But former striker Lineker, who scored 80 goals in 138 games for Spurs and won the FA Cup with the club in 1991, insists Pochettino has nothing to prove to anyone.“He doesn’t need to win anything to be proclaimed as a terrific coach,” Lineker told talkSPORT.“He’s punching well above his weight in terms of how he’s performed at that football club, that’s why he’s been linked with Manchester United.“If he was the manager of Manchester City or Liverpool then you’d go ‘yeah, he needs to be winning things on a fairly regular basis.’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.“Tottenham have got a good squad, but they haven’t got the strength in depth that City or Liverpool have.”He continued: “(Pep) Guardiola had to wait until his second season to win his first trophy at City.“On that basis does [Jurgen] Klopp need to win something this season? Yeah, probably.“But at the same time [Liverpool] play great football, they’re ultra-competitive and serious challengers in two of the biggest competitions in world football, so you have to weigh all that up.“Pochettino is not managing a huge club with massive budgets and expectations.“He’s not bought a player for the last two windows, now. Some people have short memories.”The last time Spurs won any silverware themselves came in the 2008 EFL Cup, where they defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the final.LONDON – FEBRUARY 24: Robbie Keane of Tottenham Hotspur leads the celebrations following victory during the Carling Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2008 in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 after extra time. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Gov. Sean Parnell was in Ketchikan on Monday to sign into law Senate Bill 99, which allows the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to issue bonds for two Southeast Alaska mining projects, plus a loan for Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydroelectric Project.While the legislation received support from area elected bodies and business interests, a regional environmental organization questions the wisdom of investing state money in “risky” ventures.Gov. Sean Parnell signs SB99 into law during a special Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch on Monday. (KRBD photo)With a flourish of a pen, Parnell put his stamp of approval on up to $150 million in bonds to help finance the Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare-earth mine, plus the Niblack gold, copper, zinc and silver mine – both located on Prince of Wales Island.“Today I have the privilege of signing SB99, which is about creating new opportunity throughout the state, but primarily in this region,” Parnell saidSenator Lesil McGuire, an Anchorage Republican and the bill’s sponsor, also attended the signing. Parnell asked her to talk about its impacts. She said the bill is a creative way to help finance projects that will benefit Alaska.McGuire said the rare-earth prospect is particularly exciting.“Ninety-five percent of those rare earth minerals have been produced and exported from China,” she said. “We want to be, in Alaska, the ones that take their place. We want that for national security reasons; we want it because we want the jobs.”Ken Collison is the CEO of Ucore, the Canadian-based developer that’s exploring the Bokan project. He also spoke during the Chamber event, and said the support provided by state and local governments is good for his company when it comes to attracting other investors. Collison said it’s also good for the state; it shows that Alaska is open for business.“This is a tough time in the mining business. It’s a natural resource business, so prices go up, prices go down. Right now, prices are down. And to be able to show that we have the kind of support that we have in the State of Alaska is huge,” he said. “We’re going to have a really active program on the site this summer – we’re going to spend a couple of million dollars on some drilling programs and some other work. Without this support, it would have been a lot more difficult for us to raise the funds to do this kind of work.”Not everyone is happy with the prospect of using state money to finance the mining projects, though. Guy Archibald of the Juneau-based Southeast Alaska Conservation Council said it’s risky to invest the public’s money in these two Prince of Wales mines.“If these mines are unable to make it economically, and they declare bankruptcy, then the state of Alaska is just going to be in line with all the rest of the creditors, and they may only get paid back pennies on the dollar,” he said.Archibald said that the loan process also sets up a conflict of interest, because the state is an investor as well as the regulatory body for permits.“How is Alaska supposed to enforce their permits when that enforcement may affect the mining companies’ ability to pay back the loan?” he said. “Congressman (Don) Young wants to build a road to the mines, and now Governor Parnell wants to lend them money to build the mines. What will they want next, a parade?”The road he mentioned is a proposal by Alaska’s congressional delegation that would allow a road to both mines through federally designated roadless sections of the Tongass National Forest.Archibald also is concerned about the potential environmental effects of both mines. He said waste rock and tailings from the Niblack mine could require perpetual water treatment, and that the Bokan mine has radioactive material.Both projects are still in the exploratory phase.
Juneau filmmaker Lisle Hebert is making a film based on Harold Napoleon’s essay “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being.” Napoleon gave Hebert his blessing to do the adaptation, but he says it’ll be a challenge to translate the message to film.Download Audio(Video still courtesy Lisle Hebert)The beginning of Lisle Hebert’s film “Yuuyaraq” is a re-enactment depicting life on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta before Western contact. The narration stays true to Harold Napoleon’s original words.“It’s verbatim because his writing is so poetic, and so I couldn’t do better than that,” Hebert said.The re-enactment conveys what the Yup’ik word Yuuyaraq means.Juneau filmmaker Lisle Hebert (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)“Their spiritual beliefs, the way they viewed the world, everything had a spirit. Everything was in harmony and it was kind of like a code of living,” Hebert said.Napoleon wrote Yuuyaraq in 1988 when he was in prison for the death of his son. He says he was so drunk, he blacked out and doesn’t remember it. Without any memory of what happened, he couldn’t defend himself and so he pled no contest to second degree murder. He never went to trial and no matter how it happened, he blames himself.He started writing to figure out why he and so many people he knew struggled with alcohol abuse.Napoleon is Yup’ik Eskimo from Hooper Bay.“I had been baffled for many years about why we knew so very little about our own history and why there was so much shame about our own culture,” Napoleon said.Harold Napoleon wrote “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being” in 1988. (Video still courtesy Lisle Hebert)Napoleon is 66. He said he grew up in a very confusing world, being neither fully Yup’ik nor white and Christian. There was suffering in the missing pieces of his village’s history.“There was also a lot of disconnect between parents and children and that disconnect was not just personal, it was also cultural,” Napoleon said.“As children, we were not abandoned literally, but we somehow ended up in nowhere land.”Napoleon experienced abuse as a child and drank as an adult. While in prison, he read a lot about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam War veterans.“Having never been to war and never experienced war or witnessed war, I found it odd that I would have the same symptoms as Vietnam veterans. And not only me but all the other people in my village had the same symptoms,” Napoleon said.After more research, Napoleon learned about the flu epidemic of 1918. In Yuuyaraq, he calls it the “Great Death” and wrote that it spread like wildfire, killing 6 of every 10 people and wiping out Alaskan villages. “It gave birth to a generation of orphans,” he wrote.Up until then, Napoleon said Yup’ik people had resisted Christianity and white influence.“But after ‘The Great Death,’ there was mass conversion and people began to abandon, in a sense, their own culture and in abandoning their culture, they abandoned themselves. There was also born in them a sense of shame and guilt because what they were being taught is that the way they had lived their lives had caused them to die in such great numbers,” Napoleon said.He said the trauma, shame and violence he and others in his village experienced traces back to that time. And it still reverberates today.Writing Yuuyaraq, Napoleon said, helped him to understand his village and his family, the past and the present.“With understanding there came forgiveness. I had found a trail of truth through our experiences as Native people,” he said.Napoleon said Alaska Native cultures are going through a reawakening and he hopes Lisle Hebert’s film adaptation of Yuuyaraq will contribute to it.“If the young people become interested in their own stories, in their own history, then I think it will have done a good job,” Napoleon said.As a young man, Hebert said he spent time in Hollywood and used to be egotistical about filmmaking, but Yuuyaraq is about something else.“I’m hoping that people will be moved by it and have more compassion and also realize what (Alaska Natives) have been through, and try to look at people like people,” Hebert said.For Hebert, Yuuyaraq is a meaningful film, and that has given meaning to his own life.Lisle Hebert plans to finish the film in June. An Indiegogo campaign is currently underway to help him do that.
Huawei has released a new video showing its new fast charging technology, is the company prepping up something new for MWC 2018?ReutersWho are the victims of the blistering trade war between the US and China? Of course US importers, hordes of Chinese firms and market participants across the world. But the blacklisting of Huawei by President Donald Trump showed the entente has many more levels.Even as Huawei is reeling from the impact, the latest reports also show that regular workers are also caught in the crossfire. A move by the world’s biggest technical professional organisation shows that even high profile employees from the banned or blacklisted companies can become pariahs overnight.New York-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has decided to ban employees of Huawei from participating in the peer review of research papers.Chinese social media platforms are seething in anger over the move, which singles out employees of a company. The Chinese are accusing the US and organisations in its influence of “violating academic freedom’ and being anti-science”, the South China Morning Post reported. Huawei Technologies’ founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei.ReutersThe IEEE move goes far beyond the basic line of science and technology and challenges the professional integrity of the employees, said Zhang Haixia, a professor with the Institute of Microelectronics at Peking University.IEEE defends it s decision saying it needs to comply with legal obligations under the laws of the US. Huawei, the Chinese telecommunication giant at the centre of the controversy, said it did not have any comment on the development.Sanctions and threat of blacklisting have been par for the course in the China-US trade stalemate over the years but Donald Trump took a leap into unfamiliar terrain by giving teeth to the existing US provisions when he announced the blacklisting of Huawei.National security threatThe Chinese company, even as it smarted under the whipping from the US, suddenly realised that global behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm followed through, enforcing a suspension of business dealings with the Chinese company.With the latest reports it’s clear that professionals are also becoming the collateral damage. Trump signed an executive order two weeks ago to bar US firms from installing the foreign-made telecom equipment which poses a national security threat. China threatened retaliation, saying it will defend rights and interests of its companies. The clampdown on Huawei came at a time when the trade war between two of the world’s largest economies had reached a high point. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:57Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:56?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Huawei caught between US-China conflict
Share Andrew Harnik/AP (NPR)President Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit at the Aryana Convention Center, on Friday in Danang, Vietnam.President Trump — in the harshest language on trade so far on his five-nation tour of Asia — told a regional summit in Vietnam that his administration “will not tolerate” continued trade abuses and that countries must “follow the rules” if they want to do business with the U.S.The president’s speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Danang sounded at times less like a vision for the region than an airing of economic grievances. “The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to violations, cheating, or economic aggression. Those days are over,” he told representatives of the 21-member grouping.Danang is the coastal city where the first U.S. combat troops landed in 1965, marking a major escalation in the Vietnam War.Trump alluded to the war, which claimed more than 57,000 Americans and as many as 2 million Vietnamese: “This city was once home to an American military base, in a country where many Americans and Vietnamese lost their lives in a very bloody war. Today, we are no longer enemies — we are friends.”But, as NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the president, reports, “Even as he cheered the success that countries like Vietnam have had in pulling their people out of poverty, Trump complained some of that success has come at the expense of the United States.”In one of Trump’s first acts as president, he withdrew the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement, labeling it unfair to the U.S. and vowing instead to strike a series of bilateral deals with the 11 other nations that remain in the pact.As we reported earlier, on the president’s previous stop in China, Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to some measures to address the gaping trade deficit with the United States, but did not address Trump’s broader trade complaints.The president has sounded his dual themes of fair trade and regional security — particularly as it applies to containing North Korea — since beginning his tour earlier this week, with stops not only in China, but in Japan and South Korea.Those three countries are represented at APEC, as are many others in Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. In his visit to China, Trump put roughly equal emphasis on the two themes, but at APEC, trade was the stronger motif.“We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore,” the president told APEC representatives. “I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.”“We lowered or ended tariffs, reduced trade barriers and allowed foreign goods to flow freely into our country,” he said. “But while we lowered market barriers, other countries didn’t open their markets to us.”That remark elicited a barely audible reaction from someone in the audience, which Trump picked up on: “Funny,” the president remarked to scattered clapping. “They must have been one of the beneficiaries.”In the manner of his campaign-style rallies, Trump pointed to the source of the disturbance: “What country do you come from sir?” but got no response and moved on with his speech.Russia is an APEC member and there had been the question of whether Trump would meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but just ahead of Air Force One’s arrival in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seemingly quashed the speculation: “There was never a meeting confirmed and there will not be one that takes place, due to scheduling conflicts on both sides.”But soon afterward, a Kremlin spokesman said the two leaders would meet on the sidelines of APEC “one way or another.”In July, the two leaders held a “brief conversation” on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, with Trump foregoing an interpreter. That discussion was not initially disclosed by the White House.The president has one final stop on his tour in the Philippines before heading back to the U.S.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Notre Dame is a good job, not a great job. A good job. The only people who think it’s great are Notre Dame fan boys. If the Irish give up on Brian Kelly, USC should show up with a brinks truck full of cash and not take no for an answer. Clay Helton has to go. It’s painfully obvious he’s way over his head.Andrew Luck can’t do it alone. He’s getting hit before he can even take a three step drop. If you took him off the Colts, they’d be the worst team in the league. Their owners a nutjob, their rosters below average, just like LeBron’s Cavs teams.Young quarterback play in the NFL is better than ever, the common tie is the If you have a young quarterback, get an offensive minded head coach. Defensive coaches are bad for development.And even though Dak Prescott has been outstanding, he and the Cowboys are about to come back to earth thanks to a brutal schedule, and won’t win more than one game for the next month.Presidential debate tonight. Colin won’t be watching a second of Monday Night Football.Guests:Howie Long – NFL Hall of Famer and Fox NFL Sunday co-host is in studio to talk about how Sam Bradford has transformed the Vikings, why he could be this generation’s Sam Bradford, what he sees in Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, and what it’s like traveling with Terry Bradshaw.T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Former NFL Pro Bowler with the Bengals is in-studio talking about his trash talking style when he played, why it always gets personal, who were the most underrated wide receiver and cornerbacks from when he played.Ian Rapopport – NFL Network Insider joins the show for his weekly appearance to update the latest league buzz after Week 3, injury update on Russell Wilson’s knee injury, and whether USC could pry Chip Kelly away from the 49ers with a blank check.
The most important Firefox command line options by Martin Brinkmann on October 08, 2017 in Firefox – 17 commentsThe Firefox web browser supports a number of command line options that it can be run with to customize startup of the web browser.You may have come upon some of them in the past, for instance the command -P “profile name” to start the browser with the specified profile, or -private to start a new private browsing session.The following guide lists important command line options for Firefox. It is not a complete list of all available options, as many are used only for specific purposes that have little to no value to users of the browser.You find the complete listing of command line options on the Firefox Developer website. Note that many of the command line options work in other Mozilla-based products, even third-party programs, as well.Important Firefox command line optionsProfile specific options-CreateProfile profile name — This creates a new user profile, but won’t start it right away.-CreateProfile “profile name profile dir” — Same as above, but will specify a custom profile directory on top of that.-ProfileManager, or -P — Opens the built-in profile manager.-P “profile name” — Starts Firefox with the specified profile. Profile manager is opened if the specified profile does not exist. Works only if no other instance of Firefox is running.-no-remote — Add this to the -P commands to create a new instance of the browser. This lets you run multiple profiles at the same time.Browser specific options-headless — Start Firefox in headless mode. Requires Firefox 55 on Linux, Firefox 56 on Windows and Mac OS X.-new-tab URL — loads the specified URL in a new tab in Firefox.-new-window URL — loads the specified URL in a new Firefox window.-private — Launches Firefox in private browsing mode. Can be used to run Firefox in private browsing mode all the time.-private-window — Open a private window.-private-window URL — Open the URL in a new private window. If a private browsing window is open already, open the URL in that window instead.-search term — Run the search using the default Firefox search engine.-url URL — Load the URL in a new tab or window. Can be run without -url, and multiple URLs separated by space can be opened using the command.Other options-safe-mode — Starts Firefox in Safe Mode. You may also hold down the Shift-key while opening Firefox to start the browser in Safe Mode.-devtools — Start Firefox with Developer Tools loaded and open.-inspector URL — Inspect the specified address in the DOM Inspector.-jsconsole — Start Firefox with the Browser Console.-tray — Start Firefox minimized.SummaryArticle NameThe most important Firefox command line optionsDescriptionThe Firefox web browser supports a number of command line options that it can be run with to customize startup of the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Leatham still has photos of them up on his Instagram | Photo: Instagram @jeffleatham GAYSTARNEWS- A whirlwind romanceThe couple first met in an airport lounge. Haynes described himself as ‘dumbstruck’ when he first met Leatham. He also said it was ‘literal love at first meeting’.In March 2017, not longer after Haynes first came out, Leathan proposed with the help of Cher. Then, a few months later, Haynes proposed again for a ‘double engagement’.The pair wowed fans with their fabulous vacations and sexy photos together.Since separating, though, Haynes has deleted all traces of Leatham from his Instagram.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Jeff Leatham responds to Colton Haynes filing for divorceColton Haynes and husband reportedly split after six months of marriageColton Haynes says husband did not cheat on him, calls him ‘amazing’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/colton-haynes-divorce-jeff-leatham/ It’s official: Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham are no more. After six months of marriage, Haynes has filed divorce from the florist. Reports first indicated the couple was separating last week.With no known reason why, naturally, rumors began to swirl. Haynes released a song about a failed romance involving cheating. Many people took it to be about Leatham.However, Haynes then went to Twitter to clear the air. He said the song was about a past relationship and then he called Leatham ‘amazing’.TMZ obtained the official divorce documents, filed on Tuesday (8 May). There is no date of separation but the reasoning for the divorce as cited on the papers is ‘irreconcilable differences’.
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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 Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist at ARCWatch the interview with Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist specializing in interventional and neuroradiology at Advanced Radiology ConsultantsInteleOne Technology Key to Staying Ahead of the Competition for Advanced Radiology ConsultantsAbout Advanced Radiology ConsultantsIn 1905, a small group of doctors agreed to work together to provide coordinated radiology services at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. That marked the start of Advanced Radiology Consultants LLC, which today provides the highest-quality general radiology, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan and nuclear medicine services. Advanced Radiology Consultants (ARC) now serves patients of Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and seven outpatient facilities in the area.ARC radiologists are some of the most experienced in the region, and it shows in the quality of patient care and in peer recognition. ARC was named to Radiology Business Journal’s fourth annual ranking of The 75 Largest Private Radiology Practices and was included in Imaging Economics’ list of The Best of 2011 Radiology Facilities.Early Adoption of Leading Technologies Assures Competitive Advantage for ARCOne of the largest private practices in the state of Connecticut, Advanced Radiology Consultants now includes more than 30 radiologists.“I think one of the keys to our success has been early adoption of technologies that make us more efficient and help us provide better service and, most importantly, enable us to improve patient care,” said Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist, specializing in interventional and neuroradiology. “We were one of the first private practices in our region to use a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which allowed us to become much more subspecialized.”ARC has been using IntelePACS since 2003, featuring workflow integration to a couple of different radiology information system (RIS) solutions. In 2010, InteleOne was added to incorporate its hospital reading. “We could tell right from the beginning that Intelerad is committed to its clients,” Muro said. “They truly listen to the needs of the radiologists and they develop products that are very powerful, yet very easy and intuitive to use.”InteleOne Solution Helps ARC Solve Integration ChallengesIn 2010, ARC faced the significant challenge of integrating two disparate PACS solutions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Intelerad’s InteleOne distributed radiology solution was selected to provide a unified reading environment with seamless access to images and reports.“Without this solution, our ability to provide subspecialized care would have been significantly compromised, as well as our productivity and efficiency,” said Muro. “However, InteleOne brought both systems together as one.”He noted that because heathcare and the supporting technology have been changing dramatically, it is crucial to partner with companies that understand the future of technology and how to integrate it now. “Intelerad has always been several steps ahead, allowing us to adapt and evolve with these changes effectively,” he said.Improving Workflow and EfficiencyThanks to InteleOne, which provides direct access to studies, priors and reports, ARC’s highly trained specialists can provide final interpretations 24/7. A single, highly productive environment, InteleOne enables radiologists to efficiently and collaboratively perform real-time professional readings around the clock, regardless of where radiologists and patients are located. With InteleOne, reports are effectively standardized, enabling more efficient and complete communication with hospital doctors.“It’s clear that our workflow has greatly improved,” said Muro. “Turnaround time is reduced, which is particularly important in the hospital setting or with an acutely ill outpatient. Our referring physicians have instant access to their patient’s imaging information, regardless of where it is. There’s no more having to switch back and forth between systems. The easy availability for all prior examinations means there’s no delay.”A key for ARC is the ability to read from anywhere, using InteleOne’s remote reading functionality. This has improved ARC’s scheduling process, since it no longer has to ensure that certain employees are located in specific offices. The result of this flexibility is greater efficiency.“Over the last several years we’ve expanded across the entire state,” said Muro. “We are not geographically limited in any way.”The bottom line result is improved patient care, he added. “We can offer quality subspecialized interpretations. Having instant access to prior examinations is critical to a meaningful interpretation.”Strong Support from Intelerad Makes Life Easier and More Profitable for ARCThe customer service and problem-solving abilities of Intelerad have been a constant ally in ARC’s push to offer improved patient care while enhancing its efficiency. “The service and reliability have been excellent,” said Muro. “Our administration and our referring physicians have been extremely pleased.“I think Intelerad recognizes the fact that most users, whether it be a radiologist, technologist or a referring physician, may not be very tech savvy,” he added. “They have provided a product that everybody would feel comfortable with, yet has all the features that are critical to our radiology practice.”Watch the interview with Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist at Advanced Radiology Consultants, to learn how Intelerad can help you improve your level of patient care and your bottom line.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more