Conflict mars first day of Trudeau government consultations on Trans Mountain pipeline

first_imgRCMP say anti-pipeline demonstrators used red paint to damage property.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new round of consultations with First Nation communities over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project got off to a rocky start Monday.Outside the hearing in Kamloops organized by Natural Resources Canada (NRC), three members of Tiny House Warriors – an Indigenous anti-pipeline group – were arrested after a noisy demonstration.APTN News has confirmed Justice Frank Iacobucci chaired the meeting at Thompson Rivers University.Representatives from Trans Mountain were also at the Phase 3 hearing formed to meet with 117 Indigenous groups impacted by the proposed pipeline expansion project.“These roundtables are a space for potentially impacted communities with varying views on the project to come together and help shape this process,” said Catherine Leroux of NRC.“We stand firmly behind the right to peaceful protest. However, actions that could interfere with any groups ability to safely participate in this process raises serious concerns.”The consultations come after the Federal Court of Appeal said the government failed in its constitutional duty to consult properly with Indigenous groups.It refused to approve an application from the National Energy Board in October.A spokesperson said the university was still tallying up damage it says demonstrators caused.“I checked and we won’t have an estimate for a few days,” said Darshan Lindsay.Cpl. Jodi Shelkie of Kamloops RCMP believes the call for police came from campus security after demonstrators took up positions outside the meeting room.“We had been advised that there were eight protestors at Thompson Rivers University,” Shelkie said.“Five officers from Kamloops RCMP attended the scene.”Shelkie said three people – a male and two females – were arrested and released Tuesday night and charges were pending.She said the “protesters” smeared red paint on walls and allegedly assaulted a security guard.The Tiny House Warriors confirmed three of its members were taken into custody. It posted video of the incident on its Facebook page.“The land defenders arrested were Mayuk Manuel, Snutetkwe Manuel, and Isha Jules,” the group said in a release.“Mayuk Manuel and Snutetkwe Manuel are daughters of the late Arthur Manuel, a renowned Secwepemc Indigenous leader on the world stage and a strong advocate for self-determination.”Spokesperson Kanahus Manuel said her group opposes the “closed-door meetings by federal bands that turn away proper and rightful title holders.“Just because the government talks to a few bands recognized by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, that doesn’t amount to meaningful consultation.”Tiny House Warriors say their mission is to stop the TransMountain Pipeline from crossing Secwepemc nation’s unceded territory.Their strategy is to place tiny houses along the 518-kilometre route. read more

UN appeals for nearly 170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

“With these funds, humanitarian actors will provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services to 2.6 million vulnerable Kenyans over the next ten months,” said Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya.Half of the country is affected by the drought brought on by a third consecutive year of unreliable rains.Below average rains are “causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease, and causing large movements of people,” according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The latest flash appeal is a complement to Kenya’s ongoing nine-month response plan which faces a funding gap of $108 million, OCHA said.Earlier this month, OCHA’s head, Stephen O’Brien visited Kenya to highlight the risk of famine facing people there, as well as in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.Reporting his observations to the Security Council upon his return, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said the international community is “facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN.” read more

One of 2 men in leaked sex video commits suicide

Sherwin Apple also called “Yellow”The body of one of the two men who were seen in a leaked video allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Linden on Monday was fished out of Kitty Seawall in the vicinity of Selena on Tuesday morning. Dead is 41-year-old Sherwin Apple also called “Yellow” formerly of William Street Kitty and Silver Town, Wismar, Linden.He was found lying face down in the mud. There were no marks of violence on his body but there was blood oozing from his nostrils. It is believed that he might have committed suicide by ingesting carbon tablets after the video of him went viral on Facebook.His body was taken to the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem.  The now dead man moved back to Guyana from Antigua a few years ago.Based on preliminary investigations, Apple reportedly went missing at around 19:00h on Monday after telling relatives that his ex-girlfriend who happened to be a relative of the young woman in the video.He reportedly further told them that the sex was consensual and the content seen in the video was merely a “role play”.Apple was thrown into the negative spotlight and had been the receiver of harsh criticism after the video showed him and the other man taking turns having sex with the young woman as she begged them to stop.He was again seen demanding oral sex from the minor while saying demeaning things to her as the second perpetrator recorded the ordeal.A source close to the investigations however, told “Inews” that the young woman and her mother turned up at the Police Station and denied that she was the person in the said video.An investigation has been launched into the incident. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBREAKING: Linden man in leaked rape video murderedSeptember 26, 2018In “Crime”Wanted bulletin issued for suspects in ‘Yellow’s’ murderDecember 21, 2018In “Crime”Body of 50-year-old found hanging in Corentyne homeNovember 2, 2017In “Crime” read more

It will take time before Guyana sees oil benefits Jagdeo

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGreater clarity in defining a framework for oil & gas sector needed- Opposition LeaderSeptember 10, 2018In “Business”Oil and Gas sector: Jagdeo says, Govt ‘selling dreams’ to Guyanese on benefitsMarch 8, 2018In “latest news”Oil sector: PPP planning to table legislation for greater transparency, accountability- JagdeoJuly 23, 2018In “Business” Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoOpposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday evening warned stakeholders that the comments from Government’s camp about Guyana’s economy benefiting immediately post oil production is misleading.“Even the oil companies, because they talk to me too, they don’t have such a rosy picture of the fortunes of Guyana changing drastically, dramatically in the time frame that we think it will happen, it will happen but not from 2020 to 2025, those will be rough years for us because US $300M dollars coming in per year is really nothing if you look at what we have lost already and what US $300M means” the Opposition Leader said addressing a gathering of mostly private sector representatives at the GCCI’s Annual Awards and Dinner Gala.According to Jagdeo, while the impending oil and gas sector presents a massive transformational opportunity for Guyana, citizens must be realistic when it comes to expectations post first oil.“The $300M, if we use some to save for intergenerational equity, some for macroeconomic purposes, some on infrastructure that’s gone, its gone. How does it change everything else, we ourselves have to wait or else we may be grossly disappointed and then we will start complaining again because we have been given an unrealistic picture because of what they are doing now, because of this entire approach that they are setting us up for long term to medium term problems” Jagdeo posited.The Opposition Leader went on to say that this action by government is worrisome especially since the impression given by government does not reflect the country’s reality.With principle explorer ExxonMobil pushing for the development of the oil reserves, production is scheduled to begin in early 2020 or perhaps late 2019.In fact only last week, the US oil giant announced its 10th discovery, reinforcing the country’s potential to be able to produce more than 750,000 barrels of oil daily by 2025. read more

SANY SY210C9 excavator finds a new home in South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa’s Goscor Earthmoving Equipment (GEM) has welcomed the SANY SY210C-9 excavator into its range of small and large equipment for construction, mining, agriculture, sand and stone, forestry, roadworks, and plant hire sectors.The 21 tonne machine features a six-cylinder in-line, water-cooled Cummins 6BT5.9-C140 engine, with a rated power of 140 hp (104 kW) at 2,000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 571 Nm at 1,300 rpm.The engine is matched to the hydraulic system, thanks to the proprietary Dynamic Optimisation Matching Control System (DOMCS) developed by China’s SANY.Andre Steenkamp, General Manager of the SANY range under GEM, said: “This advanced control system not only boosts operating efficiency by 6%, but furthermore slashes fuel consumption by 10%, which also goes a long way in reducing the total cost of ownership.”The matched auto-idle speed function is designed for further increasing fuel efficiency, while ensuring maximum stability during idling for smooth operation, GEM, a SANY distributor, said.“Variable working modes include heavy-duty, standard, light-duty, and break, which enhances the versatility of the excavator in different working environments.”Additional “smart” features include an advanced GPRS monitoring system and machine alerts to allow for proactive monitoring of engine hours, fuel usage, and location history. The upgraded undercarriage has a unique X-shape structure for its lateral beams, providing extra strength and rigidity, excellent torsion, and bending resistance, according to the company.SANY’s full range of plant and mining equipment includes excavators, graders, rigid dump trucks, wheel loaders, rollers, pavers, cranes, port machinery, pile driving and concrete pumps.“The main differentiator for SANY in the local market is highly-competitive pricing for this global brand, supplemented by increased parts-holding and full in-field service and technical back-up through GEM’s national branch structure,” GEM said.SANY’S equipment has been tailored to African operating conditions, focusing on “enhanced durability, fuel efficiency, user-friendliness, and reliability”.last_img read more

Alerte enlèvement lapplication est disponible pour liPhone

first_imgAlerte enlèvement : l’application est disponible pour l’iPhoneFrance – Mis en place en février 2006, le dispositif Alerte Enlèvement a encore prouvé son efficacité il y a quelques jours. Diffusée à la radio, à la télévision, sur Internet, et dans certains lieux publics, l’Alerte enlèvement est désormais disponible en application pour iPhone.Émise par le ministère de la Justice lors de l’enlèvement avéré d’un enfant, l’Alerte Enlèvement vise à sensibiliser la population et à encourager la prise de contact avec les forces de l’ordre si une information peut aider les enquêteurs.Depuis quelques jours, ce dispositif déjà mis en place dans tous les médias et dans certains lieux publics comme les gares et les aéroports est proposé en application gratuite sur l’Apple Store. C’est la Fondation Casques Rouges qui a développé cette application gratuite prochainement disponible pour les mobiles Android, Windows Mobile et BlackBerry.”Depuis sa création, l’Alerte Enlèvement a largement fait ses preuves mais le dispositif doit aujourd’hui s’adapter à de nouveaux usages. Si tous les Français ne sont pas devant leur poste de télévision en plein après-midi, la grande majorité d’entre eux ne quitte jamais son téléphone portable. Grâce à la diffusion du message d’alerte sur le Web et les mobiles, c’est l’ensemble de la communauté nationale qui pourra se mobiliser pour sauver des enfants en danger”, explique Nicole Guedj, présidente de la Fondation.L’application Alerte Enlèvement est également disponible sur le portail Proxima Mobile,  inauguré il y a quelques jours par Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (voir article). Cette plate-forme créée par le gouvernement regroupe 68 applications mobiles gratuites visant à faciliter la vie quotidienne.Le 22 février 2010 à 16:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Commercial for Smackdown moving to Thursday on Syfy

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE told hold first-ever Latin American talent tryout in Santiago, Chile this December Twitter Google+ Impact Tag Team Champions to debut at EVOLVE Wrestling December events WWE & Syfy issued the following press release today:SMACKDOWN® MOVES TO THURSDAY NIGHTThe show that averages 3.1 million viewers on Friday nights and beats all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network is moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15th at 8pm ET. With more than 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw®.“Quite simply, more young men watch television on Thursday night than on Fridays,” said Michael Engleman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy, Syfy. “Among Men 18-49, PUTS are 15 percent higher compared to Fridays, expanding the potential audience for SmackDown. Since the majority of broadcast programming skews female, we’re also using Thursdaynights to counter program.”“WWE’s sizable and passionate fan base make SmackDown the #1 entertainment show on Syfy and the most-watched, regularly-scheduled program among key demographics on the network,” said Michelle Wilson, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, WWE. “We look forward to bringing the WWE audience to Thursday nights on Syfy.”Over the past 15 years, SmackDown has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities and towns, in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico. The name SmackDown came from WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson’s popular catchphrase, “Lay the Smackdown®.”You can watch the commercial by clicking here. center_img Facebook CMLL World Lightweight Champion Dragón Lee to debut at MLW December events WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

For Shearer Tottenham can still win the league

first_imgThe former Premier League footballer believes the Spurs are still in the race to lift the English trophy at the end of the season.Tottenham Hotspur is located in the third position of the English Premier League standings with 12 games remaining in the title race.The Spurs have 60 points, five less than leaders Manchester City and second-place Liverpool.Tottenham has won 20 of their 26 matches, drawing zero times and losing six.And for former English Premier League footballer Alan Shearer, they are still in the competition.“It is a little disrespectful that not many people are talking about Tottenham as potential Premier League winners because they are in the title race – and they have shown they are not going away,” he told the BBC.“It was typical really that, on a day where Manchester City were sensational and made the headlines with the way they demolished Chelsea to go back above Liverpool at the top of the table, Spurs ground out another unspectacular victory.”“Mauricio Pochettino’s side have done something similar in each of their past four league games, but it is actually very impressive that they keep getting results when none of those performances have been particularly great,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool 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.“I thought Leicester were the better team at Wembley on Sunday and the Foxes created chance after chance by getting behind Tottenham’s full-backs, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose, who stayed so high up the pitch.”“If that happens again in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund, Spurs are going to be in trouble because I think they will get punished,” he explained.“But, on this occasion, they not only survived, they found a way to win.”“It was obviously not the same sort of statement of intent that City made a couple of hours later, but to score three goals and take the three points without playing well at all is still a very good sign of the sort of shape that Spurs are in,” Shearer said.“Yes, in an ideal world Tottenham would be doing what City did on Sunday, and tearing teams apart, but they are at a stage of their season when their squad is stretched and getting results is the only thing that matters.”3⃣ goals in 3⃣ matches for Sonny! 🔥#COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 11, 2019last_img read more

Miami Beach amends employee leave to include paid parental leave

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The City of Miami Beach announced Wednesday that it has amended its employee leave ordinance to include up to six weeks of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers.In a press release, the city announced the passing of the amendment, saying that for up to six weeks following the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child, “An employee shall be paid 100 percent of his or her base wages for the first two weeks, 75 percent of his or her base wages for the following two weeks, and 50 percent of base wages for the remaining two weeks.”The release also stated that employees could also use accrued leave to receive full compensation during the weeks reimbursed at rates of 75 percent and 50 percent. “This leave shall occur concurrently with, count against, and not be added to periods of unpaid or job protected leave for which the employee may also be eligible, including the federally mandated 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act leave,” the release said.Employees can take an unlimited number of paid parental leave periods during the duration of their employment with the city, according to the release, but only one six-week paid leave per birth, adoption or foster care placement.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Traffic snarls in Delhi due to rain

first_imgNew Delhi : Traffic to came to a halt as rains lashed Delhi on Tuesday morning. The Safdarjung Observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, received 12.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 am. The Palam Observatory received 38.5 mm rainfall. Commuters experienced severe traffic snarls en route to their offices. Those coming from Noida were stuck in jams on the DND flyover, Akshardham road and the ITO crossing. There was waterlogging on stretches of Rohtak Road, near Tis Hazari court, from Khyber Pass towards Model Town. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released : list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Traffic was also affected from on the stretch towards the Nigam Bodh Ghat due to waterlogging near Kela Ghat. A tree fell on the stretch between the Maharani Bagh and Ashram leading to traffic chaos. There was obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from the Dhaula Kuan towards AIIMS due to breakdown of large goods vehicle near Safdarjung Hospital. The minimum temperature settled at 26.7 degrees Celsius. Humidity was recorded at 97 per cent. The weather department has forecast generally cloudy skies with the possibility of light to moderate rains. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 33 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 27 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. On Monday, Delhi recorded a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius and a high of 37.4 degrees.last_img read more

AL infighting leaves 20 injured

first_imgMap of ShariatpurAt least twenty people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League over establishing supremacy at Subochini Bazar in Shariatpur on Tuesday evening, reports UNB.Quoting locals, police said an altercation was ensued among the activists of former AL MP BM Mozammel Haq and newly elected MP Iqbal Hossain Apu over establishing supremacy in the area around 7:30pm.At one stage, both groups equipped with lethal weapons swooped on each other, leaving 20 people injured.Of the injured, 12 were taken to Sadar Hospital.Being informed, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, said Abdul Momen, superintendent of Shariatpur police.last_img read more

Prime Day Deal Our Favorite Budget Laptop Drops to 289

first_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoInspiratoThese 4 Rarely Visited Islands Are GorgeousInspiratoUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy, center_img Author Bio Amazon Prime Day is starting off with a bang. On sale for just $289 is our favorite budget laptop, the Acer Aspire E 15. This is a seriously great deal on a laptop that was already super affordable. Armed with an Intel Core i3-8130U CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, the Aspire E 15 will blaze through everyday tasks, like browsing the web, checking social media or binge-watching hours of YouTube videos.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Acer Aspire E 15 for $289 ($91 off, Core i3/6GB of RAM/1TB HDD) We love that the Aspire E 15 offers a 1080p display at its low retail price. Now $91 cheaper, and the sharp 15.6-inch panel on the E 15 is about as good as it gets. As impressive as the display is, our favorite thing about the Aspire E 15 is its epic endurance, having lasted 9 hours on our battery test. The Aspire E 15 is great for folks who don’t want to use dongles or spend tons of money upgrading all of their accessories. Loaded with ports, including multiple USB-A inputs, the Aspire E 15 even comes with an 8x DVD drive. Yes, this thing plays CDs. This low price on the Aspire E 15 won’t last forever, so be sure to pick up an Aspire E 15 during Prime Day, which ends on July 16 at 11:59pm PT. Not sure the Aspire E 15 is the laptop for you? Fear not. We’ll be updating our Prime Day Deals page with the latest discounts on laptops, tablets and accessories. last_img read more

AutoZipper archives selected folders when run

first_imgAutoZipper archives selected folders when run by Martin Brinkmann on June 06, 2018 in Software – 5 commentsAutoZipper is a free portable software for Windows to run archive jobs regularly using jobs that you configure once using the application.Note: The program requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 but has no other dependencies besides that. It is compatible with Windows XP and newer versions of Windows.You may use any archiving program for Windows, Bandizip, 7-Zip, or WinRar, to create archives of one or multiple folders. What the bulk of these programs does not support is repeat archive jobs.You cannot save a job to press a button to repeat it at a later point in time. That’s where AutoZipper comes into play. The program has been developed by the author of Folder Merger, a handy program to merge files from multiple folders into a single folder.AutoZipperAutoZipper is a simple yet powerful program designed specifically for running repeat archive jobs. While it still requires you to start the program and click on the run button to do so, it may save you quite some time if you need to run archive jobs regularly on the same set of folders.You can start the program right after you have downloaded and extracted it to your local system. The program launches the jobs overview window by default; there is no job available at the time because you have not created one on first start.Hit the create button to create a new archive job; this opens the create window where you define all the job parameters.Some fields are mandatory, others not. You need to fill out the project title, save location for the project file, and the location you want the zip archive to be saved to.You do need to select at least one file or folder that you want to archive as well, but that is the only other requirement.You can add individual files, single folders, or entire folder structures to the process. AutoZipper lists all files or folders in the interface and you may browse the listing or use the built-in search to find files to make sure they are included.It is possible to use the folder add options to add lots of files and use remove and selection options to select only some of the added files and folders for archiving.The program supports three archiving related parameters: change the compression level, encoding, and add encryption.The only other options that it supports are to run an external file after completion of an archive job, and to show the folder on completion.Select “create project” to save it or “run project” to run it once. Created projects are listed in the jobs listing where you may run, edit or remove them.AutoZipper supports options to import projects which is useful if you use the program on multiple devices.Closing WordsAutoZipper is a handy helper application for Windows users and administrators who want to archive certain files or folders regularly. The program would benefit from scheduling options to run the archive job regularly without user interaction; as it stands right now, it is necessary to run the program manually whenever you need to use it to archive files.Now You: Which programs do you use to archive files?Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 2 votes Software Name AutoZipperOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Trans lottery winner who snubbed family to share winnings on one condition

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The trans cab driver who millions on a UK National Lottery scratchcard has changed her mind on sharing the winnings with her family – who disowned her after transitioning. Melissa Ede won millions from her £10 scratchcard | Photo: National Lottery Melissa Ede, from Hull in Northern England, is a cab driver and transgender rights, campaigner. She’s also built up a social media following with videos about her life.Her life changed when a £10 scratchcard won her £4million ($5.4million/€4.5million.)But when she won she said her children, now aged 19, 29, 30 and 39, would not benefit from her win.However, now she says she will share the luck – but only after she is dead, according to the Mirror.‘I’m still of the feeling nobody can walk back in my life and get money.But I’d like it eventually given to them, and they can have a little joy too. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- ‘I’ll be meeting up with them and will leave them money. If they hang about in my life they’ll get treated.’Buying a special engagement ring with the winningsAt the time she won, her family denied rejecting her for becoming a woman. Saying she embarrassed them with bizarre online videos in her pursuit of a celebrity status.Since she won, one thing she has bought includes an engagement ring for her fiancée Rachel Nason, 37.But says: ‘I didn’t go down on one knee. I would not be able to get up again.’at the time of the win she said she was looking forward to moving out of her rented accommodation, buying a house and a car. She also plans to splash out on a big wedding to her girlfriend, Rachel, who she has been with for the past year.She’s recently been appealing for help to raise money to for cosmetic dentistry to help fix her teeth. But now she is looking forward to paying for the treatment on her own.Read more on Gay Star News:Trans cab driver scoops £4million on lottery: snubs kids who rejected her Transgender lottery winner Melissa Ede u-turns and will share fortune with her kids – after she diesBefore starring in Pose, Angelica Ross was kicked out of the NavyIcons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Boston Childrens Hospital and GE Healthcare Creating Pediatric Brain Imaging Decision Support

first_imgNews | Pediatric Imaging | November 29, 2016 Boston Children’s Hospital and GE Healthcare Creating Pediatric Brain Imaging Decision Support Platform Collaboration aims to help doctors interpret pediatric brain images faster and more accurately News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 19, 2019 Third FDA Clearance Announced for Zebra-Med’s AI Solution for Brain Bleed Alerts Zebra Medical Vision announced it has received its third U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more November 29, 2016 — Boston Children’s Hospital and GE Healthcare announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize digital solutions to advance the diagnosis and treatment of specific childhood diseases – starting with diseases that affect the brain. The first project, detailed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Chicago, seeks to improve diagnostic accuracy in pediatric brain scans by providing real-time contextual information at the time and place the radiologist needs it.  Every day, tens of thousands of children undergo medical imaging. At Boston Children’s alone, nearly 1,000 imaging studies are performed each day. For general radiologists and pediatric imagers alike, the rapid changes in the body that occur as part of normal childhood development can pose challenges to accurately differentiate normal from abnormal. Keeping up with the ever-growing litany of specific diagnoses can frustrate even the most experienced of radiologists. Leveraging the software expertise of GE Healthcare, the high-volume computing power of the GE Health Cloud and the clinical knowledge of radiologists at Boston Children’s, the two organizations are working to develop a decision support platform that is intended to help distinguish the large variability in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.  The system will be pre-loaded with normative reference scans from young children of different ages for doctors worldwide to use as a benchmark when reading scans of pediatric patients.”Interpreting pediatric brain scans requires a specific understanding of the developing brain,” said Richard Robertson, M.D., radiologist-in-chief at Boston Children’s. “Since most pediatric imaging is not performed in children’s hospitals by specialists, this new digital tool, once available, will provide non-specialists with access to knowledge and expertise to help effectively diagnose children. We believe that by providing decision support at the time of interpretation, we can improve both the confidence and performance of the interpreting radiologist.”Ad hoc image databases are often limited to the pediatric departments of major academic institutions. General radiologists without access to such databases lack large reference points and context, which could lead to potential misdiagnosis. Changes in myelination occurring during the first few years of life are particularly likely to be confused with disease states or, conversely, may lead to misinterpretation of the exam as normal for the patient when the abnormality is symmetric in the brain.”Pediatric brain scans of children under the age of four can be particularly tricky to read because the brain is rapidly developing during this period of childhood,” said Sanjay Prabhu, MBBS, pediatric neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s. “Since pediatric neuroradiologists are very scarce, we approached GE Healthcare to collaborate on the development of digital tools to help physicians of varying expertise read the scans.”During infancy and childhood, complicated disorders, especially when affecting the brain symmetrically, may be misinterpreted as normal brain maturation. Conversely, normal expected developmental changes are sometimes misinterpreted as pathologic, leading to unnecessary follow-up imaging or other diagnostic tests, which can be expensive, stressful and inconvenient to the child and family.Boston Children’s is participating via its Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA), led by Jean Mixer, vice president of strategy and digital health, and John Brownstein, Ph.D., chief innovation officer. IDHA seeks to enable clinicians anywhere in the world to access the hospital’s expertise and data in rare and complex pediatric care through digital tools. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 14, 2019 SyMRI Software Receives FDA Clearance for Use With Siemens MRI Systems SyntheticMR announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical use of its SyMRI Image and SyMRI… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more center_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more 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 | 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 Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Ubers keplergl an open source toolbox for GeoSpatial Analysis

first_imgGeography Visualization, also called as Geovisualization plays a pivotal role in areas like cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems. Uber, a peer-to-peer transportation network company headquartered at California believes in data-driven decision making and hence keeps developing smart frameworks like for exploring and visualizing advanced geospatial data at scale. Uber strives to make the data web-based and shareable in real-time across their teams and customers. Early this month, Uber surprised the geospatial market with its newly open-source toolbox,, a geoanalytics tool to gain quick insights from geospatial data with amazing and intuitive visualizations. What’s exactly is? is a visualization-rich web platform, developed on top of, a WebGL-powered data visualization library providing real-time visual analytics of millions of geolocation points. The platform provides visual exploration of geographical data sets along with spatial aggregation of all data points collected. The platform is said to be data-agnostic with a single interface to convert your data into insightful visualizations. The platform is very user-friendly where one can just drag the CSV or the GeoJSON files and drop them into the browser to visualize the dataset more intuitively. The platform is supported with different map layers, filtering option, aggregation feature through which you can get the final visualization in an animated format or like a video. The usability of features is so high that you can apply all the metrics available to your data points without much of a hassle. The web platform exhibits high performance where you can get insights from your spatial data in less than 10 minutes and that too in a single window. Another advantage of this framework is it does not involve any sort of coding and hence non-technical users can also reap the benefits by churn valuable insights from the data points. The platform is also equipped with some advanced, complex features such as 2D cartographic plane,a separate dimension for altitude, visibility of height of hexagon and grids. The users seem happy with the new height feature which helps them detect abnormalities and illicit traits in an aggregated map. With the filtering menu, the analysts and engineers can compare their data and have a granular look at their data points. This option also helps in reading the histogram well and one can easily detect outliers and make their dataset more reliable. It  has a feature to add playback to time series data points which makes getting useful information of real time location systems easy. The team at Uber looks at this toolbox with a long-term vision where they are planning to keep adding new features and enhancements to make it highly functional and a single-click visualization dashboard. The team has already announced that they would be powering it up with two major enhancements to the current functionality in next couple of months. They would add support on, More robust exploration: There will be interlinkage between charts and maps, and support for custom charts, maps and widgets like the renowned BI tool Tableau through which it will facilitate analytics teams to unveil deeper insights. Addition of newer geo-analytical capabilities: To support massive datasets, there will be added features on data operations such as polygon aggregation, union of data points, operations like joining and buffering. Companies across different verticals such as Airbnb, Atkins Global, Cityswifter, Mapbox have found great value in offerings and are looking towards engineering their products to leverage this framework. The visualization specialists at these companies have already praised Uber for building such a simple yet fast platform with remarkable capabilities. To get started with, read the documentation available at Github and start creating visualizations and enhance your geospatial data analysis. Read Next Top 7 libraries for geospatial analysis Using R to implement Kriging – A Spatial Interpolation technique for Geostatistics data Data Visualization with ggplot2last_img read more

Tropical Storm Barry threatens a long slow drenching

first_imgTropical Storm Barry threatens a long, slow drenching NEW ORLEANS — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in what could be a long, slow – and epic – drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans.With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday, National Guard troops and rescue crews were stationed around the state with boats and high-water vehicles, helicopters were on standby, drinking water and blankets were made ready for distribution, utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position, and homeowners sandbagged their property or packed up and left.National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said pockets of Louisiana could get as much as 25 inches (63 centimetres) of rain. Some low-lying roads near the coast were already covered with water Friday morning as the tide rose and the storm pushed water in from the Gulf of Mexico.Graham said that Barry had a “small chance, maybe” of becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season as it comes ashore, but added: “That’s not the point here.” The real danger, he said, is not the wind but the rain.New Orleans could get its worst drenching in decades, possibly eclipsing the city’s wettest day on record – 12.24 inches (32 centimetres)- on May 8, 1995, forecasters said. The storm could also shatter Baton Rouge’s one-day record rainfall of 11.99 inches (30 centimetres) from April 14, 1967.The downpours are expected to pose a severe test of the improvements made in New Orleans’ flood defences since the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.The Mississippi River is already running abnormally high because of heavy spring rains and snowmelt upstream, and the ground around New Orleans is soggy because of an 8-inch drenching on Wednesday.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.”Edwards said on Thursday that authorities do not expect the river to spill over its levees, but cautioned that a change in the storm’s direction or intensity could alter that.President Donald Trump declared a federal emergency for Louisiana, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to co-ordinate relief efforts.As of Friday morning, Barry was about 95 miles (155 kilometres) southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi, with winds around 50 mph (80 kph), well short of the 74 mph (119 kph) hurricane threshold.Tracking forecasts showed the brunt of the storm blowing into the Louisiana delta west of New Orleans on a path that could continue toward Chicago, swelling the Mississippi River basin with water that must eventually flow south again.About 10,000 people in Plaquemines Parish on Louisiana’s low-lying southeastern tip were ordered evacuated on Thursday.Among the last to leave were 65-year-old Clarence Brocks and his family. The Plaquemines Parish native evacuated many times before and had to rebuild after Katrina wiped out his home. But he said he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.“I was born and raised here. This is all I know,” the Air Force veteran said. “I’ve been all over the world and guess where I want to be at? Right here.”With lightning flashing in the distance and some streets already covered with water from heavy rains, shoppers at an Albertsons grocery store in Baton Rouge stripped shelves bare of bread. Half the bottled water was gone.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthKaci Douglas and her 15-year-old son, Juan Causey, were among dozens filling sandbags at a fire station in Baton Rouge. She planned to put the bags around the door of her townhouse. “I told my son it’s better to be safe than sorry,” she said.Meanwhile, utility crews who may be needed after the storm filled hotel parking lots along Interstate 59 in southern Mississippi.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Thursday that the pumping system that drains the city’s streets was working as designed after the rain and flash floods earlier this week but that Barry could dump water faster than the pumps can move it.“We cannot pump our way out of the water levels … that are expected to hit the city of New Orleans,” she warned.However, the city did not plan to order evacuations because Barry was so close and because it was not expected to grow into a major hurricane. Officials instead advised people to keep at least three days of supplies on hand and to keep their neighbourhood storm drains clear so water can move quickly.Hurricane Katrina caused catastrophic flooding in New Orleans 14 years ago and was blamed altogether for more than 1,800 deaths in Louisiana and other states, by some estimates.In its aftermath, the Army Corps of Engineers began a multibillion-dollar hurricane-protection system that isn’t complete. The work included repairs and improvements to some 350 miles (560 kilometres) of levees and more than 70 pump stations that are used to remove floodwaters. By: The Associated Press Share Tags: Louisiana, Tropical Storm Friday, July 12, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Bangkok prepares for further flooding

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Thailand government has declared a five day national holiday for Bangkok and 20 other provinces from the 27 – 31 October to help the country address the worst flooding in decades.The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) adjusted its advice for travellers visiting Thailand, warning that holiday-makers ‘do not travel’ to certain regions of the country that have experience flooding.Earlier this week flooding saw the country’s second largest airport, Don Muang close its runways and now DFAT has advised travellers do not travel to Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla while popular tourist area Bangkok has been issued a ‘reconsider your need to travel’.Areas surrounding Pra Viharn (also known as Preah Vihear), Ta Kwai and Ta Muen Thom temples on Thai-Cambodia border have also received a reconsider your travel needs while Thailand overall has been branded, ‘high degree of caution’.According to a statement from CBS Travel Asia, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra explained that several sections of Bangkok are now “submerged” and the Government is working to prevent water from flowing into the city center.She added that while they try to minimize the inundation, it is likely that the water will “overwhelm the existing capacity of floodgates and dykes and flow into the city center”, the statement from CBS Travel Asia read.With waters sitting ankle deep between 10 to 50 centimeters in some area, CBS Travel Asia stressed that while food and water supplies are short for Thai staff that have not prepared accordingly, tourist attractions will not be affected by the flooding. The company added that ATMs in central Bangkok are still operational for travellers looking to withdraw cash and roads between Bangkok and Pattaya, Hua Hin and Suvarnabhumi International Airport are running normal. CBS Travel has advised that it has adjusted its tours heading to North of Thailand and is ensuring “minimal inconvenience and ensuring maximum safety” of its guests.last_img read more

HMD Asia to Open First Managed Property

first_imgENDS HMD Asia to Open First Managed PropertyHMD Asia to Open First Managed Property Treeline Urban Resort on 1 November 2018Owned by Managing Director Sokoun Chanpreda, HMD Asia is a globally recognized developer, known for their creative and successful operation of independent boutique hotels such as Shinta Mani Hotels, restaurants and bars in Southeast Asia. They offer a full range of services including concept development, technical design, financial assessment, training and management.Treeline Urban Resort is a newly built boutique design property, located on the banks of the bustling Siem Reap riverfront. The property will have 48 keys comprising 36 rooms and 12 suites, together with modern culinary outlets including a trendy rooftop pool and bar.Conceived, designed and owned by Hok Kang, a young pioneering Cambodian designer, the resort’s name is inspired by the majestic Angkorian trees that line pathways and are scattered across the last vestige of the Angkor Empire.Treeline Urban Resort will add an innovative urban style to the local hotel scene. Hok Kang’s clear vision for the property was to create a unique style of hotel in Siem Reap that both inspired and excited the modern millennial traveler. The resort will blend the traditional elements of design with contemporary sophistication which is intimate yet inviting and vibrant yet tranquil.With its location in the heart of Siem Reap’s historic quarter, the resort will be perfectly located to take full advantage of the city’s growing art, food and cultural scene. An arts lounge and bar, rooftop pool overlooking the river, restaurant and spa will set the scene for discovery. Guests will be able to take in the vibrancy of the river walk within the crafted food and beverage outlets and retire to a sanctuary of privacy, comfort and tranquility within the leafy courtyard and resort grounds.In keeping with their commitment to help and promote local artistic talent within the community, the resort will set up the Treeline Art Foundation. Showing further support to local artists, the Resort appointed a local Cambodian Designer, Sokna, to design and produce the uniforms for the staff.Bookings are open with introductory rates from USD180 net per night, inclusive of breakfast, service charge and government taxes.For more information and reservations, please contact Treeline Urban Resort Tel: +855 63 961 1234 Fax: +855 63 761 1233 Email: Website: Source = Treeline Urban Resortlast_img read more