October 18, 2019


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UN envoy calls for halt to Israeli air violations across withdrawal line

Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative for Southern Lebanon, made his statement after five Israeli overflights took place across the line – known as the Blue Line – on Thursday. Sonic booms were also heard over southern Lebanon. “Such violations of the Blue Line and Lebanese airspace can potentially aggravate an already tense situation,” he warned, reiterating his call on the Israeli authorities to “cease these violations and fully respect the Blue Line.” The UN has drawn attention to air violations by Israeli military aircraft across the Blue Line on various occasions, including in recent reports to the Security Council. read more

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TSX sharply lower New York markets give back chunk of Thursday gains

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market finished with a triple-digit loss Friday amid weak commodity prices and a disappointing read on retail sales that underlined the still-fragile nature of Canada’s economic recovery.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 117.52 points at 14,653.12 as oil and metals prices retreated.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada said retail sales fell 0.1 per cent to $42.5 billion in April following gains in February and March. That surprised economists who had forecast an increase of 0.7 per cent.On commodity markets, the July crude contract closed down 84 cents at US$59.61 a barrel, while August gold eased 10 cents to US$1,201.90 an ounce and July copper fell almost four cents to US$2.57 a pound.The loonie lost 0.26 of a U.S. cent to 81.53 cents.U.S. indexes were also solidly in the red, giving back a big chunk of Thursday’s Fed-boosted gains as the Dow Jones industrials lost 99.89 points to 18,015.95 or more than half of its 180-point advance the previous session.The Nasdaq, which closed at an all-time high on Thursday, was 15.95 points lower at 5,117 and the S&P 500 declined 11.25 points to 2,109.99.Analysts said much of Thursday’s gain could be traced to the dovish stance on interest rates taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.The U.S. central bank lowered its growth forecasts for the American economy, hinting that it was in no rush to raise historically low rates and that an increase, when it does come, will likely be moderate.Kevin Headland, director, capital markets & strategy, Manulife Asset Management, said that after Thursday’s “pop” on U.S. markets some giveback as almost inevitable.“I think the Fed’s announcement was somewhat expected but the market kind of reacted like it wasn’t expected,” he said of the “knee-jerk” reaction.“We saw that with the oil prices sliding downwards. We’ve seen that in the past with gold, both sides. The market tends to always overreact and then eventually correct itself and finds a nice landing spot somewhere in the middle.”And while news from the Fed and on Greece’s sovereign debt crisis continue to periodically roil markets everywhere, weaker economic fundamentals in Canada compared with the United States is an added burden on the TSX.“(Our market) is a bit hesitant due to a lack of consumption growth in Canada and of course the lack of demand for natural resources,” with a pickup in oil, in particular, unlikely in the near future.“Therefore the TSX doesn’t seem to be very positive over the next little while,” he said.Meanwhile, with markets entering the summer doldrums, many traders continue to look to the Fed for direction while preparing for the next round of U.S. earnings reports.Until then, “its probably going to be a fairly sideways market.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story: a previous version gave incorrect closing figures for the Dow and the S&P 500 by Brian McKenna, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2015 7:21 am MDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX sharply lower; New York markets give back chunk of Thursday gains read more

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Embattled Ministers son his girlfriend to be charged Police

The son of Government Minister, Simona Broomes and his girlfriend are expected to be charged shortly with regards to an incident which occurred on Saturday last, in Bartica, where they allegedly assaulted each other.Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes“A thorough investigation into the alleged incident was conducted and legal advice has been obtained for the …persons to be charged [in accordance to] the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act Chapter 8:02,” a statement from the Police said on Thursday.Hector Broomes is expected to be charged with one count of “Assault Causing Actual Bodily Harm” and Gilibeth Rodriguez is also expected to face two counts –one for “Assault” and one for “Throwing Missiles.”Recently, an online news entity had published an article alleging that Police “F” Division Commander, Kevin Adonis was threatened with being fired by Minister Broomes, who had wanted her son to be released from police custody and the matter kept quiet.However, Adonis has since refuted these allegations.“Nothing of the sort [happened], it is contrary to what happened,” the Commander told media operatives.INews understands that on Saturday last, the two accused became involved in an verbal altercation regarding infidelity and it subsequently escalated to the point where they began to physically abuse each other.The matter was allegedly reported by Rodriquez, resulting in her boyfriend being detained.She was arrested shortly after.Minister Broomes who is no stranger to controversy was recently in the public domain over an embarrassing situation involving herself and two security personnel attached to a business place at Providence.With the exclusion of her Ministerial colleague Volda Lawrence, Government and more so President David Granger have remained mum on the incident which has since muddled the image of their Administration further. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPNC heavyweights against ministerial misconductJuly 13, 2018In “latest news”Housekeeper charged for stealing from Minister BroomesMarch 13, 2019In “Court”Broomes fiasco: GAPSO calls out Crime Chief over remarks on security guardsJuly 12, 2018In “Business” read more

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Marco Oneto about Chilean handball future Our master plan – to be

chileChile handballMarco Oneto ← Previous Story Qatar clinch semi-final together with Spain, France and Poland Next Story → Battle for the Olympic qualifications in Al Sadd The Chilean team celebrated the victory at the end of the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar after superb come-back in the match for 23th place against Algeria and penalty-shootout. That was the third win for the Chilean handball ever on World Championship, but the first one over some team from Africa (both wins were against Australia on the last two Championships in Spain and Sweden). Handball-Planet.com talked with the biggest Chilean handball star, former player of FC  Barcelona, MVM MKB Veszprem, now in German GWD Minden, Marco Oneto:Are you satisfied with your performance at Qatar 2015?Not really. We did not perform to the level I believe we are capable of playing to but this is a world championship, playing against the world’s best – you have to perform at the highest level all of the time. The guys will certainly gain experience from this tournament and be more prepared and stronger when 2017 comes around.What was the best match for you on this tournament?Well for me to choose a full match is complicated, but I will choose the match against Qatar. It’s always great to play the home nation and the team played well. I also enjoyed winning our first game of the tournament last night – more than we deserved!What are positive things in your participation at WCh 2015?For us it was to gain further experience at the highest level, to improve our concentration for the full 60 minutes and to learn how to capitalise on the advantage when we get it. Also, to try and raise the profile of handball back in Chile, where football is the dominant sport.How you can describe handball in Chile?The handball in Chile is totally amateur. The handball community in Chile is relatively small and is made up of people who have an incredible passion for the sport. Everyone has had to make a huge sacrifice both personally and professionally to be a part of the national team. But even though we don’t get any real financial support, in the last 4 years we continue to get better and better. We have a domestic league in Chile which was set up 2 years ago and we are working to send young players to Europe to learn and have the options to grow like a professional players.Brazil and Argentina are leading forces in South America, but also non-European handball world. Could Chile progress on their level?That’s the master plan! We are working hard but there is only so much you can do with limited funding. Brazil have had huge investment into handball as hosts of next year’s Olympic Games and Argentina have many players currently playing in Europe’s top leagues. Step by step we hope to achieve this for Chile also.What are you personal plans for the future? How many of your team-mates are professional or they would like to be by signing contracts in Europe? Tell us a little more about your handball project in Minden working with players from Chile?About me, I can tell you that my plans are to come back to Chile and try to help the sport in general. I want handball to grow, to get more young players involved and to ensure that they will not have the same problems I had when I started to play the game. On the national team we have 6 full time professional players and I know they are many other players that would like to sign professional contracts in the squad.I have a project which I’m currently running in Minden which aims to give the young players the experience of living and training like a professional player. I never had this opportunity when I started out, I took a gamble and just came to Europe not knowing anyone or having anywhere to really go.  I don’t want others to experience what I had to go through and instead put in place a real life opportunity. I started the project 3 years ago with the support of the COCH (olimpic comité of chile ), the Handball Federation and my club in Minden (without them it would not be possible). Ignacio Vejar, Ignacio Porta and Matias Canton are the first 3 kids in this project and were selected after holding regional and national selection camps. During their 3 month stay, they train and play with the Minden youth team and sometimes train with the First Team. I hope that they will be the first of many in the future.MIZUNO MODELWe’ve noticed you wearing 2 different colourways of Mizuno shoes during the tournament, tell us a little more about the idea behind this? We’ve seen it in soccer but must be a first in handball, do you think it’s a trend which will catch on?Hahahahhaahha !!! Well actually I’m not a fan of football at all… And i didn’t know that, but this idea just came to me when I saw a young player at Minden doing the same because he had a problem with one of his handball shoes… When I saw him I really liked how it looked and I said to my friend that I will do the same at the World Championships for a bit of a laugh. And that’s all… There was not another particular reason for that.. And if this becomes a trend…. then great!! I’m just thankful that Mizuno make awesome shoes and in some great colours to experiment with! – concluded Marco Oneto. read more

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Nucléaire un retraité dAreva dénonce des lacunes de sécurité sur le site

first_imgNucléaire : un retraité d’Areva dénonce des lacunes de sécurité sur le site de La HagueDevant une commission officielle, un retraité d’Areva, ancien ingénieur du site nucléaire de La Hague, a dénoncé une insuffisance de sécurité dans l’usine du Cotentin. Pendant 35 ans, l’homme aujourd’hui âgé de 66 ans, s’est occupé de la protection des salariés d’Areva contre les radiations.Mercredi dernier, Guislain Quetel, un retraité qui a consacré trente-cinq ans de sa vie à la protection des salariés de l’usine de retraitement de La Hague, s’est publiquement exprimé lors de la commission locale d’information (CLI) du site, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. Venu dénoncer la sécurité insuffisante de l’usine, il refuse de voir la région “sacrifiée pour le bien être de la collectivité nationale”.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylL’ancien technicien d’Areva a tenté de convaincre les syndicalistes, élus locaux et experts réunis au sein de la CLI, de la nécessité de construire au dessus du site de La Hague une “cathédrale de béton” protégeant l’usine contre d’éventuels projectiles tirés depuis les environs du site ou par avion. Guislain Quetel affirme que le bardage métallique qui recouvre l’usine de retraitement de combustibles irradiés ne pourrait pas résister à une importante attaque terroriste. Stocké dans des piscines, le combustible usagé du site de La Hague représente l’équivalent en rejets radioactifs potentiels, de 100 réacteurs nucléaires. Une explosion sur ce site aurait des conséquences bien plus graves encore que la catastrophe de Fukushima.L’intervention de Guislain Quetel a failli ne pas avoir eu lieu. La tribune lui avait en effet été refusée par le bureau chargé de l’ordre du jour. Plusieurs membres de la CLI, dont l’association Greenpeace et la chercheuse au CNRS Monique Sené, ont alors protesté contre cette décision dans un courrier commun. “On a voulu m’interdire de parler par crainte que je ne fasse le jeu des antinucléaires”, s’insurge celui qui n’a pas attendu de partir à la retraite pour dénoncer les lacunes du site de La Hague en matière de radioprotection.Le 14 juin 2011 à 19:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Old Mans Journey is Arthouse Captain Toad

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.Old Man’s Journey isn’t about cementing yourself as one of the best English actors of your generation, landing juicy roles in films in Sid and Nancy, Dracula, The Dark Knight, and Darkest Hour. That’s Gary Oldman’s Journey, and it’s still just in planning stages. Old Man’s Journey is a cozy little puzzle game from Broken Rules about taking a nice, reflective walk. And after impressing us on mobile last year, it’s now available on Nintendo Switch.Old Man’s Journey’s mobile roots are pretty obvious. You can move a cursor around with analog sticks, but the experience is clearly designed around a touch screen. Your goal is to move the Old Man to the end of each of the 15 bite-sized stages that make up the one or two-hour campaign. But because he’s so old, jumping is out of the question. So like fellow anti-platformer Captain Toad, Old Man’s Journey is about manipulating the environment itself to help out the hero.A typical puzzle involves physically dragging different parallax layers of the environment closer to each other. Once they form an interconnected path, the old man can then move forward. This can really mess with your perspective. A structure you thought was far in the background is suddenly only a few footsteps away in the flattened 2D plane. And there are later clever varied puzzles that test your knowledge of how the environmental manipulation works as you herd sheep, chase waterfalls, or guide a train.But Old Man’s Journey isn’t interested in warping your brain like, say, Gorogoa. It doesn’t want you to get exhausted. It just wants you and this old man to go for a nice and easy walk, or the video game equivalent of a nice and easy walk. Each stage is a gorgeous, relaxing, pastel vista painting like something from a European children’s book. The animations as you tug on the environment are soft and warm and gentle. The Old Man himself looks like Santa in a black V-neck on holiday.That isn’t to say the game is shallow. The outer pleasantness contrasts nicely with the wordless hints we get of the Old Man’s melancholy backstory at the end of each stage. It’s real “opening ten minutes of Pixar’s Up” type stuff. You don’t make a game with “Old Man” in the title without touching on mortality.Still, Old Man’s Journey isn’t the game for you if you want overwhelming gameplay or thematic depth. It’s an enjoyable and relaxing arthouse casual game, and that’s perfectly fine. There are times when that’s absolutely all a busy person, old or old at heart, can handle.Buy it now!Buy Nintendo labo Variety Kit.Buy Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Waistlines widen in Clark County

first_imgTest Caption BMI by the numbersBody mass index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight.Underweight = less than 18.5Normal weight = 18.5-24.9Overweight = 25-29.9Obese = 30 or greaterOn the Web: Find your own BMI using an online calculator.Clark County obesity data tell health officials at least one thing: The county needs to go on a diet.In Clark County, two-thirds of adults and a quarter of children are overweight or obese. Data from 2008 and 2009, the most recent period available, show that the county’s weight problem isn’t limited to one area. Each ZIP code has an overweight-or-obese rate of at least 52 percent.The ZIP code with 75.9 percent, the highest rate, encompasses the Ridgefield area. The 98682 ZIP code, which covers the Orchards and Sifton areas, isn’t far behind, with 73.4 percent of residents overweight or obese.The lowest rate, 52.6 percent, is in east Vancouver, roughly south of Mill Plain Boulevard. The data come from an annual survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, performed by the Washington State Department of Health with funding from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. The survey includes a random sample of hundreds of residents in each ZIP code.“It’s designed to compare counties and states, and when you look at our obesity rates compared to Washington state, they’re about the same,” said Brendon Haggerty with Clark County Public Health. “That’s not necessarily a good thing,” added Dr. Alan Melnick, county health officer.But health officials caution against reading too much into the obesity-by-ZIP-code numbers. The sample size is small, meaning it could fluctuate year-to-year depending on who responded to the survey, Melnick said. In addition, data aren’t available in ZIP codes with too few survey respondents.last_img read more

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Clark Countys recovery puttering right along

first_imgClark County maintained a steady pace of job growth through the 12 months ending in August, a new report issued by the state showed Tuesday, adding 3,100 jobs across all but one employment sector and posting a healthy annualized growth rate of 2.4 percent.The county’s economic performance in August was nearly identical to its over-the-year job growth in July, when it added 3,200 jobs and posted an annualized growth rate of 2.5 percent, according to Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the Washington state Employment Security Department.Clark County’s recovery is “puttering right along,” Bailey said in a phone interview Tuesday.Meanwhile, the county posted a preliminary jobless rate of 8.3 percent in August. That’s down from 11.1 percent unemployment in August 2012.But it’s not entirely clear whether the county’s jobless rate, an important indicator of economic health, is improving for the right reason — because people are getting jobs — or for the wrong reason: because people are dropping out of the labor force.The official unemployment rate counts only those workers who are actively seeking work. So if you drop out of the work force, you’re no longer counted in the official jobless rate.Clark County’s labor force participation rate was 64.4 percent in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. That’s down from 68.3 percent in 2008.Part of that drop “was due to retirements, but mostly to the bad economy,” Bailey wrote in his “Southwest Washington Labor Market News” report.last_img read more

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2018 Alaska School Counselor Of The Year From KPBSD

first_imgJones: “The communities that I serve are incredibly diverse. Weekly, I work with Alaska Native villages, a Russian Orthodox village, a township, and an alternative school. I fly to work three days a week and drive the other two. As different as these places are they have many things in common: incredible students, dedicated staff, cultural pride, and caring communities. It can be challenging to serve a school one day a week when there is need for a full time counselor at each site, but it is a gift to be able to work where I do, and for that, I am grateful.” Sean Dusek, KPBSD Superintendent of Schools: “Ms. Jones is an excellent example of how wonderful our counselors are in KPBSD. She works hard to support the whole student and is heavily invested in all of her student’s success. This is a well-deserved award and I’m very proud of Natali and all she does for our students!” An itinerant counselor, Jones serves Chapman School, Homer Flex High School, Nanwalek School,  Nikolaevsk School, Port Graham School, and Susan B. English School in Seldovia.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska School Counselor Association, Inc., has named Natali Jones from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year.last_img read more

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HTC Vive Launches 599 Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset in North America

first_imgIn its current iteration, the Vive Focus doesn’t offer a 6 degrees of freedom controller. However, O’Brien announced that the company is also making a new developer edition available with such a controller, which should make it possible to develop even more immersive applications. There is no word yet on when the same controller will be available to consumers, or enterprise customers for that matter.Facebook’s upcoming Oculus Quest headset, which is scheduled to launch early next year for $399, does ship with such a fully tracked controller. However, it doesn’t seem like HTC is looking to take on the Quest in the consumer market. The company billed Thursday’s launch event for the headset as enterprise-focused, with an emphasis on using VR in location-based entertainment, health and safety for factory workers, as well as health tech.To make the headset more appealing to these kinds of enterprise use cases, the Vive Focus will offer a kiosk mode, batch configuration features as well as Android encryption. The company also announced a new collaboration tool called Vive Sync that effectively aims to replace conference calls with meetings in VR. What’s more, the company’s new Advantage plan offers various enterprise-level support features.The Vive Focus first launched in China about a year ago. The launch of the headset was supposed to coincide with the introduction of a separate standalone headset powered by Google’s Daydream platform aimed at users in North America, but HTC ultimately decided to scrap that product.In lieu of Google’s Daydream software, the Vive Focus is using HTC Vive’s own Android-based Vive Wave platform. As such, it will be closely tied into the Viveport app store.Vive Wave already powers a few headsets from third-party manufacturers; most of these devices are squarely focused on China, where Google’s software and app store remains unavailable. On Thursday, O’Brien announced Shadow Creator as a new hardware partner that will actually make its device available worldwide next week. HTC’s Vive Focus virtual reality (VR) headset is finally making its way to markets outside of Asia: HTC Vive announced during a press event in San Francisco Thursday that the standalone headset is coming to 37 new markets in North America and Europe. The headset will sell for $599 in the U.S., with HTC Vive offering a $749 enterprise “Advantage” option.The Vive Focus is a standalone headset, meaning that it works without the need to power VR experiences with a phone or external PC. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and offers what’s known in the industry as 6 degrees of freedom. This means that users can not only look around in VR, but actually lean in and even take a step into VR worlds.Visuals are being powered by a display with a resolution of 1440 by 800 pixels per eye, which is identical to the resolution of the company’s higher-end Vive Pro headset, according to HTC North Americas general manager Dan O’Brien. It offers a 110-degree field of view. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Truck mows down ASI in Howrah

first_imgKolkata: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Howrah police died after being hit by a speeding truck on National Highway 6 near Ulubera in Howrah on late Tuesday night.The incident occurred when the police officer was on duty in the Kholishani area of Uluberia and a speeding truck mowed him down. It triggered tension among locals, who often complain to the police about overloaded vehicles that ply through the area. Police said the deceased, Dipankar Saha was standing on the road when the vehicle crushed him under its wheels. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSaha, a resident of Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas was posted with Howrah Gramin police. Locals and other police personnel rescued the victim and rushed him to a hospital in Uluberia where the doctors pronounced him brought head. The victim had suffered multiple injuries on various parts of his body. Senior police officers of the district immediately rushed to the hospital after the accident. However, the driver and the helper of the truck fled the spot on foot leaving the vehicle at the accident site. Police later seized the vehicle and raids are being conducted to nab Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedthe culprits. It was learnt that the victim had joined Rajapur police station Uluberia as an ASI around five months ago. According to the preliminary investigation, police said the truck was carrying sand and the vehicle was overloaded. The investigating officers suspect that the victim might have tried to stop the vehicle when the speeding truck knocked him down on National Highway 6. Cops have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are investigating if it was an accident or there was any foul play behind the incident. Police are also interrogating locals in this regard and looking all possible angles.last_img read more

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Show tags Facebook adds to photos automatically

first_imgShow tags Facebook adds to photos automatically by Martin Brinkmann on January 04, 2017 in Companies, Facebook – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 3 commentsWhenever you upload a photo to Facebook or one of the company’s other services — more than 2 billion each day — tags are added to these photos.One reason for this is that tags help visually impaired users understand photos posted on Facebook. This in turn highlights how far Facebook’s image recognition algorithm has come.Facebook may use the tagging eventually to improve existing services, think search or making sure images don’t violate policies, or use it to power entirely new services.It is also a reminder for anyone that information can be extracted from images that are not part of the image’s metadata.The algorithm that analyzes images on Facebook adds rather basic tags such as sky, tree, or outdoor to images currently.If you are interested in how Facebook tags photos uploaded by its users to the service currently, you need to install a browser add-on that reveals that for now.Show tags Facebook adds automatically to photosShow Facebook Computer Vision Tags is a browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox that adds tags to photos on Facebook automatically.Update: The Chrome extension has been removed from Google Chrome’s Web Store, the Firefox add-on is still available. There is no comparable extension available for Chrome at this point in time.All you need to do is install the extension in your browser of choice, and visit Facebook afterwards. You can check your timeline on the site for instance, and will notice that photos uploaded to the site list tags in the upper right corner now.Please note that this is only the case for photos uploaded to Facebook, but not for images that are added to posts automatically (this happens when you post a link for instance).The tags are rather basic currently, and you will notice that some images don’t have any tags. This happens when Facebook’s image recognition algorithm had issues identifying the image.The algorithm does not get it right all the time either, even if you set aside photos that have not been tagged at all.The algorithm added the tag “2 people” to the photo above. This is clearly wrong, but it is understandable how an algorithm could make the mistake of thinking these statues are people. Even then, it should have least identified three, if not more, people and not just two.It does an okay job however for most photos on the site.Closing WordsThe takeaway from this is that Facebook has begun to label images that users upload to the site using image recognition algorithms. If you are particularly interested in how Facebook identifies images that you upload to the site, install the browser extension to find out.SummaryArticle NameShow tags Facebook adds to photos automaticallyDescriptionWhenever you upload a photo to Facebook or one of the company’s other services — more than 2 billion each day — tags are added to these photos.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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MEC for Health visits sickly Dr Joseph Shabalala

first_imgMEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited Dr Joseph Shabalala at his home on Thursday (December 1).The elderly music legend was happy to receive the MEC’s visit, as they shared memories from the past.Shabalala is currently experiencing problems with his health and the whole purpose of the visit was to plot out steps to improve his overall well-being.The MEC stated that they want to find ways to help the founder and long time member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as he has played such a major role in this country.The MEC added that they will be taking Shabalala to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, where specialists will work on him and render a second opinion on his condition. “The specialists will run a diagnosis on him to determine how he can be treated and helped during this difficult time,” said the MEC. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Family and friends gathered at the Shabalala home, and cheered on the MEC when they heard he would be taking Dr Joseph Shabalala for check-ups that are hoped will be beneficial.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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First Data Presented on ViewRays MRIdian Linac Technology at AAPM 2016

first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 09, 2016 First Data Presented on ViewRay’s MRIdian Linac Technology at AAPM 2016 Meeting also highlights system’s biological imaging capabilities Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more August 9, 2016 — ViewRay Inc. announced highlights from the recent 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which featured extensive clinical experience with the company’s MRIdian System. This included the first data from the company’s MRIdian linear accelerator (Linac) technology, which is currently under development.For the first time, researchers from the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) gave presentations on the MRIdian Linac technology. The oral presentations, given during the “MR-Linac Design” session at the AAPM meeting, focused on the design and characteristics of the MR-guided Linac technology and summarized data from recent testing performed in ViewRay’s Mountain View, Calif. facility. Speakers highlighted ViewRay’s patented magnetic and radio frequency shielding technology that ensures minimal interaction between the linear accelerator and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic field, addressing the fundamental incompatibility of the two technologies that has previously made it impossible to combine them. Quantitative data were presented demonstrating the ability of this compact system to image and deliver radiation simultaneously.ViewRay’s MRIdian System was also featured in oral presentations in the “Imaging Assessment of Treatment Response” session at the AAPM meeting. Researchers from UCLA have successfully developed a diffusion MRI technique on the MRIdian System, which quantifies tissue density inside tumors to gauge their response to radiation.The research presented demonstrates MRIdian’s capabilities for on-table anatomical and biological imaging during the course of radiation therapy, reinforcing its role in delivering personalized, adaptive cancer treatment. MRIdian users from UCLA; University of Miami; Washington University in St. Louis; and University of Wisconsin, Madison, presented on their first-hand clinical experience treating cancer patients with the system.The MRIdian Linac technology is presently available for non-clinical research use only. ViewRay expects to complete its U.S. FDA and European CE Mark submissions for MRIdian Linac in the second half of 2016.For more information: www.viewray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more last_img read more

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Alberta celebrates launch of Air Canadas two new transborder routes

first_img MONTREAL — Air Canada is still flying high from yesterday’s launch of two new daily, seasonal transborder routes.Celebrations where held prior to the departure of the inaugural flights from Edmonton to Las Vegas, and from Calgary to Palm Springs, both of which were first announced in March.Edmonton-Las Vegas departs daily onboard Air Canada Rouge A319, while Calgary-Palm Springs, also flying daily, is onboard an Airbus A320. Both flights offer premium and economy cabins, and run from now until April 30, 2019.On what the new services mean for Albertans, Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada, said: “We are delighted to offer more travel options to Albertans with the addition of daily, seasonal services from both Calgary and Edmonton, which means golf, entertainment and the desert sun are a short flight away every day this fall and winter. With our flexible and diverse North American fleet, we are continuing to strategically add services to popular destinations.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upTom Ruth, Edmonton International Airport President and CEO, added: “EIA is very excited to welcome Air Canada Rouge to the Edmonton Metro Region with their inaugural flight to Las Vegas. We know Las Vegas is a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers and the addition of this service will increase options for passengers and support strong business ties.”Bob Sartor, the Calgary Airport Authority’s President and CEO, added: “Sun-seekers travelling from YYC Calgary International Airport are excited to have another direct link to Palm Springs, California. Working with our partner, Air Canada, we’re creating effortless ways to enjoy the stunning Coachella Valley.”Flights are timed to connect with Air Canada’s extensive domestic schedule, provides for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.We’re delighted to announce that our airline partner, Air Canada, started daily nonstop routes from YYC to Palm Springs! Now travellers have another link to bask in the California sun! pic.twitter.com/DwqJGJEDON— YYC (@FlyYYC) October 29, 2018 Tags: Air Canada, Alberta, California, New Routes Alberta celebrates launch of Air Canada’s two new transborder routes Travelweek Group Share Monday, October 29, 2018 Now departing: Daily flights from Edmonton-Vegas and from Calgary-Palm Springs, mean golf, entertainment & desert sun are closer than ever! @FlyEIA @FlyYYC #lasvegas #palmsprings https://t.co/KbhaCG07qh pic.twitter.com/SAvhLY6jFz— Air Canada (@AirCanada) October 28, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Why is Homeownership Declining in Metros

first_img March 1, 2018 617 Views Owning a home might be the American Dream, but a recent Trulia report on homeownership trends between 2000 and 2016, shows that there has been a sharp decrease in homeownership in some of the largest cities in the country. Trulia analyzed census data for this report from 2000 to 2016 collected every decade. This time period is quite rich for the analysis since it has seen the complete cycle — expansion, recession, and recovery. While 2004 marked a boom with the highest homeownership rate of 69.2 percent,  it showed a bust with homeownership falling to 62.9 percent. The biggest decrease in homeownership rate was recorded for Glendale, Phoenix from 92.6 percent in 2000 down to 50.5 percent in 2016. A major reason behind this enormous slump is the construction of new apartment units.The highest switch from renting to homeownership is in Georgia Tech neighborhood in Atlanta (ZIP code 30313). This change can be attributed to average household income that increased from 13.1 percent in the year 2000 to 32.5 percent in 2016. Upon careful study of homeownership data, Trulia noted that not only are there visible homeownership patterns within the states and cities but there are also patterns to be observed within ZIP codes. For instance, New York and Houston showed ownership trends dropping in certain zip codes while picking up in others. The overall homeownership rate in the two states is fairly close to that in 2000.There are two major factors that define changes in homeownership pattern – household income and family dynamics. In smaller areas such as North San Jose, Riverview, St. Louis and Maryvale, Phoenix, the income increase shows a gap of average 6.8 percent when compared to their metropolitan surrounding areas. Another key factor that should be taken into account when predicting household trends is the type of new construction – multifamily or single family. North San Jose and Maryvale also comprise of a large number of multifamily units which accounts to lower homeownership. Homeownership homes HOUSING Rent trends Trulia ZIP codes 2018-03-01 Radhika Ojha Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Why is Homeownership Declining in Metros?last_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates his catch in the red zone to set up a game winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires To think that a year ago this time the Valley was concerned about the future of Larry Fitzgerald. With a $23.6 million dollar cap hit coming up we all knew there was no way that Arizona could keep its franchise face at that price. Arizona needed to renegotiate with Fitzgerald, but needed him to agree to take a massive pay cut in order to make a deal work. Two teams — Cleveland and Oakland — were willing to trade for Fitzgerald and pay him the $23.6 million because they needed credibility. The Cardinals organization loved Fitzgerald but they viewed him as an older player who was in a steady decline and no longer capable of putting up the numbers that made him one of the game’s great wide receivers. In fact, the organization viewed him as a fourth option behind Michael Floyd, John Brown and Andre Ellington.But Michael Bidwill was intent on getting a deal done and keeping Fitzgerald home. Home is where Fitz has two children, has endorsements with companies like University of Phoenix and Desert Schools. Home is Arizona, and for the first time in his career, Fitzgerald was open to the pay cut.He could have hit the open market and maybe got a 3-year deal for $24 million from some team in need of a wide receiver. But he actually did better during that five-minute negotiation at Bidwill’s house. Fitz got a two-year deal for $22 million to stay in Arizona and remain the face of the franchise.No one at that time of the signing could have imagined he would turn back the clock and put up numbers reminiscent of his prime. He had a career high 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. And then he tacked on a performance for the ages versus Green Bay in the Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday, grabbing eight balls for 176 yards and a touchdown.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Clearly keeping Fitz was the right thing to do. But it won’t be long before we are back to wondering about Fitzgerald’s future. He now has one year left on his contract and there is some thought with those that know him that next year could be his last season in the NFL. That he could retire not wanting to go through the grind of training camp, the ice tubs, the therapy. The game has taken a toll on his body and there is probably a cozy TV gig waiting for him if he decides to make 2016 his final season, plus quite a few endorsement opportunities. He could also decide to take it year-by-year and maybe play an extra season if the money is right.Either way we know the end is near for Fitzgerald. It’s highly unlikely he would ever put on another uniform. At this point he is going to retire a Cardinal. So enjoy him while you can because this time next year we could be debating whether we have seen the last of Larry Legend. – / 40 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Mr Palethorpe said the December arrival of the 208

first_imgMr Palethorpe said the December arrival of the 2080-guest Queen Elizabeth meant she would spend Christmas in local waters – a first for Cunard’s current fleet of Queens.Travellers will be able to sail from Melbourne to New Zealand over the festive break with Christmas Day spent cruising the Tasman Sea, Boxing Day in the tranquil waters of Fiordland National Park and New Year’s Eve in Auckland Harbour, enjoying the world’s first firework spectacular as a new decade begins.Other cruises from Melbourne will include voyages to South Australia and Tasmania. Following her two-month Melbourne deployment, Queen Elizabeth will sail to Sydney where she will cruise on two roundtrip voyages from the city before heading north.Her Sydney offerings will include a new 14-night cruise to Papua New Guinea, featuring the cruise line’s maiden calls to the beautiful Conflict Islands and Kiriwina in the Trobriand Islands.Other maiden visits during the summer season include Cunard’s first call to Esperance in Western Australia, while Queen Elizabeth will be making her inaugural visits to Albany, Whitsunday Islands and Darwin.At 90,900 tonnes, Queen Elizabeth is the second largest ship ever to sail in Cunard’s fleet. Launched in 2010, she is also the youngest in the cruise line’s current trio of Queens with features including more than 10 restaurants and cafes, a games deck featuring paddle tennis, croquet and bowls, a two-storey library, a ballroom and a three-deck Royal Court Theatre seating 800 guests and offering private boxes.Full details of the 2020 World Voyage season will be released on 13 March 2018, with the program scheduled to go on sale on 20 March 2018. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterCunard has announced that its world-famous ship Queen Elizabeth will be based in Australia for an unprecedented 101 days over the 2019-20 summer.Queen Elizabeth will sail on six roundtrip cruises from Melbourne and two from Sydney during the season, which will feature an array of itineraries to South Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea between December 2019 and March 2020.The new 2020 Australian deployment will be almost double the length of Queen Elizabeth’s scheduled 54-day season Down Under early next year, which will see the ship sailing from Sydney and Melbourne during February-March 2019.Cunard senior vice president Simon Palethorpe said Queen Elizabeth’s record 2020 season reflected the importance of the Australian cruise market to Cunard as well as Melbourne’s growing attraction as a cruise hub, with the Victorian capital providing the ship’s homeport for two months.“Over the past few years we’ve seen unprecedented growth in demand for the Cunard experience in Australia so it made sense for us to invest further in the market and extend the sailing season of Queen Elizabeth even more in 2020,” Mr Palethorpe said.“Our new 2019-20 summer season will not only feature more cruises, it will also offer some exciting new itinerary options which we hope will entice even more Australians to experience Cunard’s legendary service and style.”last_img read more

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