Liberals promise First Nation child welfare framework but no new dollars in

first_imgJorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe federal Liberal budget unveiled Wednesday provided no new funding for First Nations child welfare, but it promised to create an “Indigenous Framework on Early Learning and Child Care” at the conclusion of ongoing consultations with First Nations, Inuit and Metis stakeholders.The Justin Trudeau government is prepared to invest additional dollars into First Nation child welfare and is planning to develop the framework with input from stakeholders before committing to the new funding, said a federal official speaking on background.Finance Minister Bill Morneau would not say when the new money would surface while responding to a question on the issue from APTN host Todd Lamirande during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.“This is of continuing importance to us and this is a dialogue we have to continue,” said Morneau.While Morneau spoke, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal held a hearing a few blocks away on Ottawa’s failure to comply with a 2016 ruling ordering an end to the discrimination of First Nations children by the continued federal underfunding of on-reserve child welfare services.The hearing was sparked as a result of a non-compliance motion filed by Cindy Blackstock, the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, the Assembly of First Nations, Nishnawbi Aski Nation and the Chiefs of Ontario.Blackstock and the AFN launched a human rights complaint against Ottawa over its underfunding of First Nations child welfare services in 2007. The human rights complaint also targeted Ottawa’s uneven application of Jordan’s Principle which places the care of First Nations children ahead of jurisdictional disputes over funding.In a recent filing with the tribunal, Ottawa claimed the quasi-judicial body had no authority to control how the federal government chose to spend dollars or interpret how it should comply with the ruling.Blackstock has told APTN she may be forced to seek a contempt order against Ottawa with the Federal Court.Ottawa has argued it is doing all it can on child welfare for the moment. Last year’s budget committed $643 million over five years in new funding for child welfare, with the majority of the dollars flowing in the last two years. The Liberal government set the amount which appeared in the 2016 budget before the tribunal issued its ruling.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has said the system needs deep reform, but it won’t happen without more consultations. Bennett has dispatched a ministerial representative to help conduct the read more

Upcoming elections pose crucial test for Afghanistan – UN report

The country’s Independent Electoral Commission has set 20 August as the date for the elections, three months after the presidential term expires on 22 May. This has generated “constitutional uncertainty” over the President’s legitimacy after 22 May, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in his latest report on Afghanistan. “There is no higher responsibility in Afghanistan right now than that of the three branches of government to find a solution to the constitutional issue in a way that ensures the existence of a functioning Government between 22 May and the inauguration of the next presidential term,” he stresses.He notes that preparations for the 20 August polls will likely take place during a period of intensified fighting, and says that the elections must be held in as secure an environment as possible, where the freedoms of expression, media and assembly that democracy requires are guaranteed as much as possible.While there are reasons to believe that security in Afghanistan may worsen, there are also some reasons for optimism, Mr. Ban states, adding that a judicious deployment of additional international troops to provide security for the Afghan people would be a welcome development. Despite the reports of violence and instability, there are also some key areas of progress that are “neither accidental nor negligible” and should not be overlooked, he says. These include strengthening Afghanistan’s own security services and efforts to lower poppy production.The Secretary-General also recommends a 12-month extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which is set to expire on 23 March, noting that support for the electoral process is particularly relevant over the coming months. 13 March 2009The Government and people of Afghanistan, as well as their international partners, face a critical test in 2009, as the fledgling democracy prepares to hold credible elections over the coming months, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

President tells army to help Achala

Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, responding to the President’s directive, readily consented to provide her with a Germany-manufactured artificial arm which costs around Rs 3.5 million after immediately contacting the supplier in Sri Lanka, the army media unit added. President Rajapaksa at the same time told the Commander of the Army that he would ensure the release of financial grants to purchase the prosthesis on a humanitarian basis. The Commander of the Army, in turn directed Major General R.V. Samaratunga, Director Rehabilitation, to meet the victim at the Colombo National Hospital and do the needful.Medical experts on hand however opined that measurements for the prosthesis could not be taken as of now since her wrapped wounds would take at least two more weeks before complete healing. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the army to help the final year Law student Achala Priyadarshani whose arm, on alleged medical negligence, was amputated after an accidental fall from a flight of stairs at her home in Urubokka.The army media unit said that the President spoke to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday to find out if the army could provide a  prosthetic arm to the girl. read more

SecretaryGeneral deplores killing of Palestinian civilians

“Not for the first time, the Secretary-General reminds Israel that the disproportionate use of force in densely populated areas is not compatible with international humanitarian law,” spokesperson Hua Jiang said at news briefing.Mr. Annan called again on both sides to take every measure to avoid harming innocent civilians, she added.Meanwhile, Syria, chairing the Arab Group for October, submitted a draft resolution for consideration by the 15-member Security Council. The text protests Israel’s construction of a separation barrier in the occupied Palestinian territories.The draft, sent to the Security Council President for October, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, urges the Council to decide “that the construction by Israel, the occupying power, of a wall in the Occupied Territories departing from the armistice line of 1949 is illegal under relevant provisions of international law and must be ceased and reversed.”Answering questions about the draft after closed Council consultations, Ambassador Negroponte said an open meeting on the resolution would take place next Tuesday. read more

Choléra en Haïti un professeur renommé assure que lépidémie a été importée

first_imgCholéra en Haïti : un professeur renommé assure que l’épidémie a été importéeLe respecté professeur Renaud Piarroux, épidémiologiste français, a fait savoir à son retour de mission en Haïti que selon ses propres recherches, l’épidémie de choléra dans le pays aurait été importée.Voila une information qui sème le trouble dans le pays. Alors qu’Haïti est actuellement en proie à une terrible épidémie de choléra, l’épidémiologiste Renaud Piarroux assure que cette dernière a été importée à l’intérieur des frontières haïtiennes, frontières qui font aujourd’hui l’objet d’un filtrage important, et cela notamment dans le but d’éviter la propagation vers l’extérieur. Les pays voisins comme la République Dominicaine sont visés.Ainsi, le professeur français, qui vient de passer trois semaines en Haïti sur demande du gouvernement du pays en sa qualité de “spécialiste du choléra”, explique à l’AFP que de son propre avis, et contrairement à tout ce qui est dit depuis le début de l’épidémie, cette dernière ne serait pas la conséquence du séisme qui a frappé durement le pays il y a quelques semaines, dégradant les conditions sanitaires de la population.L’homme explique : “Cela (l’épidémie de choléra, ndlr) a commencé dans le centre du pays. Pas au bord de la mer ni dans les camps de sinistrés. L’épidémie ne peut donc être d’origine locale. C’est-à-dire que c’est importé”. Et le professeur d’ajouter : “L’épidémie a explosé sur un mode extrêmement violent le 19 octobre avec plusieurs milliers de cas et plusieurs centaines de morts en quelques jours, après que de très nombreuses personnes ont bu de l’eau du fleuve, dans le delta de l’Artibonite. On n’a jamais vu ça en termes de rapidité de démarrage depuis l’épidémie autour de Goma en 1994”. Face à cette révélation, le gouvernement haïtien a de nouveau montré du doigt les Casques bleus népalais de la mission de l’Onu en Haïti, dont la base est à proximité de l’un des affluents de l’Artibonite, près de l’endroit où se sont déclarés les premiers cas de choléra. L’AFP précise que ces derniers ont immédiatement démenti l’accusation.Le 29 novembre 2010 à 16:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Samsung un Exhibit II 4G lancé en novembre

first_imgSamsung : un Exhibit II 4G lancé en novembre ?Connu sous le nom de Samsung Galaxy W, ou encore Ancora Samsung, le prochain smartphone de la firme coréenne se dévoile. Il s’agirait en réalité d’un nouvel Exhibit 4G, qui pourrait être distribué aux Etats-Unis dès le mois de novembre par l’opérateur T-Mobile.Alors que Samsung s’apprête à lancer son Omnia W, d’abord en Italie, puis dans le reste de l’Europe (voir notre article), un autre smartphone de la firme coréenne se dévoile. Appelé Samsung Galaxy W, ou encore Ancora Samsung, il serait en réalité baptisé Samsung Exhibit II 4G, et comme son nom l’indique, serait une version améliorée de l’Exhibit II 4G.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Le site vient de publier les premières photos du smartphone, sur la coque duquel est inscrit le nom de l’opérateur T-Mobile. Équipé d’un processeur single-core 1.4 GHz, d’un écran WVGA 3,7 pouces, d’un appareil photo 5 mégapixels et d’une caméra frontale de 1,3 mégapixels, il est décrit comme un smartphone milieu de gamme, qui trouvera sa place entre le Galaxy S II et son prédécesseur. T-Mobile devrait fixer son prix à 99 dollars (72 euros).Si l’on en croit les informations du site TmoNews, le Samsung Exhibit II 4G pourrait être dévoilé le 2 novembre prochain, jour où cinq autres smartphones, fabriqués par HTC et LG, seront lancés par T-Mobile.Le 13 octobre 2011 à 18:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dude Watched Captain Marvel 116 Times to Break World Record

first_img Watch: This ‘Dragon Ball’ Fan Quit His Job to Set a World Record200-Pound Python Named ‘Ginormica’ Could Reach World-Record Size Stay on target I really enjoyed Captain Marvel. But I don’t know that I could enjoy it 116 times.Wisconsin chiropractor Steve Ruppel has unofficially broken a Guinness World Record by watching the Brie Larson-led superhero flick an eye-watering 116 times since its release last month.Not accounting for mid-movie naps, Ruppel sat through 14,268 minutes (or 237.8 hours) of the same movie over a span of six weeks.“The amount of time that it takes, I’ve had to take time off work,” he told local news station WSAW. “I would take long lunch breaks to accommodate watching an entire movie in that particular time frame. And then just time on the weekends where I’m not doing other things.”His personal best is seven showings in one day.To prevent boredom—a common symptom of watching the same two hours on repeat—Ruppel would focus on different background minutia, like a calendar.“It says June of 1995. And then later on in that particular day, there’s a full Moon. So at the end, I just Googled when there was a full Moon in June of 1995,” he explained. “And it came out to be Tuesday, June 13th of 1995.”Ruppel only needed to see the film 104 times to break the current record—set in February by Anthony “Nem” Mitchell, who watched another MCU staple, Avengers: Infinity War, a whopping 103 times.The two should get together for this week’s premiere of Avengers: Endgame.“I love superhero movies, and so this was a pretty good fit,” Ruppel said of Captain Marvel. “I knew it was going to be around for a while, and I thought it would probably be a good choice for this particular record.“Looking back on it now,” he continued, “I might almost consider a Disney movie, because they’re usually shorter and probably around for a while. But that singing would drive me crazy. It really would.”To earn the official Guinness World Record title, Ruppel must present certain proof, including photos in front of the movie poster, two written witness statements from each viewing, and ticket stubs.“If anyone wanted to break this, I really don’t want to re-break it,” he said in a statement to WSAW. “Cause this has been pretty tough. It’s been a finite amount of time, but I don’t think I’m going to try this one again.”Which means I just need to watch The Greatest Showman another 110 times…This isn’t Ruppel’s first Guinness rodeo: The doctor has already broken four records, including fastest time to drink one litre of gravy (*barf*) and running a half marathon wearing the most amount of T-shirts.More on Life-Sized Captain Marvel Model is Built From 17,000 Lego Bricks‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cast Spoofs ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’This Guy Officially Has the World’s Largest Video Game Collection11 Marvel Characters That Deserve Their Own Streaming Showslast_img read more

Defense Force Captain calls Islanders to Peace in honor of Lucayan Indians

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, defense force, peace, tellis bethel, the lucayan sea Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 23 Jan 2015 – The Turks and Caicos sits Southeast of The Bahamas in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and a Defense Force Captain has written a book about the waters and has even proposed that there be a special name change to the Lucayan Sea. “The Lucayan Sea also tells the story of the Lucayans; them being the first to inhabit these islands, they were also the first to welcome Christopher Columbus to the entire Americas, or what we know as the New World and they were also the first to suffer genocide. Highlighted in the book is a response to that suffering of the Lucayans, their demise, in respect to what the people of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands ought to do in responding to that. I propose that as a result of their demise, we who are now the modern day inhabitants of these islands, we have inherited the responsibility to do what we can to make the world a better place.” Royal Bahamas Defense Force Deputy Commander, Captain Tellis Bethel says our link to the Lucayan Indians make us one and make the two nations, a unique destination for peace and tranquility; he tells all in his new book, The Lucayan Sea: Birthplace of the Modern Americas.“It really in essence makes us a type of Motherland. As we know, mothers are leaders in their own right and they influence their offspring so by virtue of our birthright, we here in The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands have really a responsibility to be leaders who help to shape the world to make it a better place, especially in light of what happened to the Lucayans and their demise.”The book by Tellis Bethel, second in command at the RBDF is published by Outskirts and it is online at Amazon in Kindle format; some copies of the book once landed, are earmarked for Turks and Caicos. You can see our TV news report on Capt Tellis Bethel at MagneticMediaonTV on Youtube. Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

2nd water main break floods streets in Miami Gardens neighborhood

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews have repaired the second water main break in a week at the same Miami Gardens neighborhood.Saturday’s rupture flooded streets in the area of Northwest 189th Street and 39th Court.A handful of homes had their water shut off while crews fixed the issue.The rupture took place on the same day a boil water notice was lifted after a previous water main break, Wednesday afternoon, led to flooding around Northwest 191st Street and 42nd Avenue.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Maer Roshan Named The EIC of Los Angeles Magazine People on the

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Sophie BushwickPopular Science’s Sophie Bushwick announced that after five years with the magazine, she is leaving her role as DIY editor to join Scientific American as its new tech editor. She begins her new role on Jan. 28.  Longtime Sports Illustrated editor Richard Demak left the magazine after nearly three decades with the brand. Most recently a senior editor and the chief of reporters, Demak left his roles to become an editor for the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers.Carlton Jared Lockett is joining Essence Communications Inc. as its new director of product solutions starting on Jan. 28. Most recently, Lockett served as the senior manager of product marketing for Meredith Digital and in his new role, he will be tasked with leading the marketing and strategy for the company’s advertising product portfolio, including its social and content-to-audio platforms. He will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters.Carlton Jared LockettJoel Shoemaker, a former executive for Pride Media, which publishes Out magazine and The Advocate, is joining LGBTQ+ digital news publisher Q.Digital as its new regional VP of sales. Shoemaker will be responsible for growing and serving the company’s list of integrated advertising partners and will directly report to chief revenue officer Justin Garrett. Shoemaker is bringing over a decade of digital media experience to Q.Digital, including his most recent role of executive director of business development for Pride Media. Prior to that, he served as the VP of the LGBTQ segment for Motivate Inc. and as the SVP of sales, LGBT at iHeartMedia. David Smith was appointed as the managing director, Defense and Government for Breaking Media. Tasked with leading the defense and federal sector based in Washington, D.C., Smith will be responsible for business and product development, brand strategy and sales and marketing, as well as leading the growth of He will also pursue the relaunch of Most recently the president and managing director of Sightline Media Group, Smith also served as the publisher and general manager of defense systems at 1105 Media.  Joel ShoemakerRob McClelland was tapped as the president of Farm Journal Media’s new Data-Driven Performance Marketing division, which combines the company’s Business Intelligence, Digital Solutions and Content Services units. With over 20 years launching and leading technology and service businesses, including serving as the CEO and president of FLM Harvest and SVP of marketing and business development at Adayana, McClelland will be tasked with heading up this new division as well as integrating innovative business strategies. The Insurer, a British-based B2B insurance publication, opened an office in New York and announced two new editorial hires this week. The new branch will be lead by North American editor David Bull, who formerly served as the US editorial director for The Insurance Insider. Working alongside him will be North American associate editor Michael Loney, who is also joining The Insurer from Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, where he spent over 16 years, most recently as the managing editor of Managing IP magazine.Amber MundingerFormer SVP of live media and strategic partnerships for Rolling Stone, Amber Mundinger, was named the first chief of operations and head of strategic partnerships for the PBS-syndicated TV show “The Artists Den.” According to a report by WWD, Mundinger, who prior to Rolling Stone served as the VP of new ventures and general manager of WWD, was responsible for launching several new business initiatives, including the first live media division of Rolling Stone and WWD’s first awards event. In her new role, she will be tasked with expanding the brand’s reach with artists and fans, in addition to elevating the access to live music events and the show.Vox Media tapped Erica Anderson as its executive producer of content and partnerships for Recode’s editor-at-large Kara Swisher. In this role, Anderson will be tasked with editorial oversight for Swisher’s portfolio of media offerings, including Recode, her podcasts Recode Decode and Pivot, the Code conference series, New York Times opinion and MSNBC contributions and the Revolution series on MSNBC. Anderson was most recently with the Google News Lab where she served as the head of news ecosystem, and has prior experience at both Twitter and the CBS Evening News.Laura E. AdkinsLaura E. Adkins, who spent three years at The Forward, most recently as its deputy opinion editor, is starting as the opinion editor for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) on Jan. 28. Former senior editor for the Weekly Standard, Christopher Caldwell, was tapped as a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, as well as a contributing editor for the Claremont Review of Books. In addition to his new role, Caldwell will continue to write for other publications.Mackenzie Mays is leaving her role as an investigative reporter at the Fresno Bee to join Politico’s newly formed Politico California Pro team where she will cover education and budgets. City Hall reporter Gloria Pazmino is leaving Politico after five years to join NY1 where she will cover politics.Last week, we reported the first editorial hires for the soon-to-be re-launched Gawker, under Bustle Digital Group, which included the appointments of Maya Kosoff and Anna Breslaw as staff writers. In a post on Twitter, Kosoff shared a statement from both Breslaw and herself, which explained that they had left the company, citing concerns about the newly appointed editorial director Carson Griffith.In the statement, which was originally shared with The Daily Beast, they said, “We’re disappointed it ended this way, but we can’t continue to work under someone who is antithetical to our sensibility and journalistic ethics, or for an employer who refuses to listen to the women who work for him when it’s inconvenient,” and stated that they no longer felt they could represent the website. Maer Roshan | Photo credit: Sarah Davidson of Los Angeles magazineLos Angeles magazine named Maer Roshan editor-in-chief for its print edition and is bringing extensive executive editorial experience to this role, most recently having served as the chief content officer of FourTwoNine Media. Prior to this, Roshan was the editor-in-chief and CEO of the editorial and creative consultancy Awesome Projects, in addition to having founded several magazines and websites including the iPad magazine Punch!, and Radar, which was named The New York Times’ Launch of the Year in 2002 and has won 19 Webby Awards for RadarOnline. He began his career at age 23 when he launched his first magazine, the LGBTQ newsweekly NYQ, serving as the editor-in-chief for two years before joining New York magazine as its deputy editor for seven years. “L.A. has overtaken New York to become the most dynamic and influential city in America,” Roshan said in a statement. “It’s at the forefront of politics, tech, business, food, art, and fashion. Since the ’60s, Los Angeles has been a stylish, literate, and indispensable guide to the people, trends, and institutions that power the city. I am excited by and grateful for the opportunity to build on that storied legacy and to create a magazine as smart and stylish and provocative as the city it’s named after.” last_img read more

BorderCrossing Minors Arrive at Holloman AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR About 250 unaccompanied children caught crossing the United States’ southern border arrived at Holloman Air Force Base in south central New Mexico earlier this week.This first group of children taken to Holloman are part of the latest surge of undocumented minors fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A total of 700 children will be temporarily housed in a vacant building previously used by the 4th Space Surveillance Squadron, reported the Alamogordo Daily News.Defense Secretary Ash Carter directed Holloman to be the first of three temporary shelters to open at DOD facilities; the other two are in Florida and Colorado. Last week, Defense Communities 360 reported the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is assessing the viability of six bases for use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (Gunter Annex), Ala.; Tyndall AFB, Fla.; Grand Forks AFB, N.D.; Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.; Hanscom AFB, Mass.; and Travis AFB, Calif.The children will stay at Holloman for 32 days on average and are between the ages of 14 and 17, with HHS responsible for their well-being, Mike Espiritu, president of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, told the paper. The children will receive schooling and medical care from HHS contractors.“They won’t be here a long time, [with] no impact on our schools, Holloman, or our community,” Espiritu said.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Manager in Training in Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Personal Insurance Account Manager in HUB InternationalPart-Time Residential Life Coach at Nu-Path, Inc.Full-Time Sanitation (Food Manufacturing) at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Shipping and Receiving Clerk at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Call Center Dispatcher at Security SourceFull-Time/Part-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Driver & Mover at Two Men And A Truck(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Supreme Court transfers all cases on Unnao rape to Delhi orders Rs

first_imgReuters fileIn a major mortification to the Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court on Thursday, August 1, said that the cases linked to the Unnao rape survivor will be moved out of Lucknow to Delhi.The apex court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers investigating the case to appear before it by 12 pm and give full details on the rape case as well as the car accident in which the rape survivor was injured critically.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had asked the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to postpone the CBI appearance for Friday. He said that he spoke with the CBI director, who said that the investigating officers are in Lucknow and won’t be able to reach Delhi by 12 pm.However, the CJI has refused to adjourn the matter for Friday. He said that the CBI chief can gather the details of the case over the telephone and give an update on Thursday only. The apex court has directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to give immediate protection to the teenage rape survivor, her family and her lawyer. The SC has also ordered the Yogi Adityanath government to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the survivor by Friday.CJI also asked the CRPF Raebareli unit to provide protection to the Unnao rape victim, her family and her lawyer.Sunday’s car crash in Rae Bareli claimed the lives of two of the rape survivor’s aunts. Reports said the victim had earlier written a letter to the CJI stating that she faced threats from the accused, BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar. A day after the car crash an FIR was lodged against Kuldeep Sengar, his brother Manoj Sengar and eight others. The four-time BJP lawmaker has also been expelled from the party due to the public outrage.(This is a developing story. More details awaited)last_img read more

Showman Trump taking over with poor rating

first_imgDonald TrumpDonald Trump made his name with opulent hotels and a dramatic reality TV show, but his inauguration on Friday as the 45th US president is shaping up as a more understated affair, with big names in entertainment staying away.Like those who came before him, Trump will take his oath on the steps of the US Capitol building and lead a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, but there will be fewer official balls and less glitz and celebrity talent to welcome in the new president.Inaugurations have been star-studded affairs since 1941, when President Franklin Roosevelt held a gala with actors Charlie Chaplin, Mickey Rooney and other stars of the era, said Jim Bendat, a historian who has written a book on US inaugurations.But this year, several singers – including Elton John and Charlotte Church – declined invitations to perform at inaugural events. Trump, a New York businessman and former star of “The Apprentice” TV show, won with a populist platform that included promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, restrict immigration from Muslim countries and dismantle Obamacare.Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said yes to performing, but backed down after a backlash from fans.“You can’t really find precedent for that,” Bendat said in an interview.The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, singer Jackie Evancho and the Rockettes dancing troupe are among those slated to perform, although individual Rockettes will be allowed to opt out of performing if they so choose.Trump’s inaugural committee has said it is intentionally avoiding top entertainers.“We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect,” Tom Barrack, inaugural committee chairman, told reporters at Trump Tower in New York last week.“So what we’ve done, instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” Barrack said.Trump is slated to attend three official galas. Other modern inaugurations have had around 10 official balls, which the president and first lady would attend in rapid succession, typically dancing during each appearance.Then-President Bill Clinton held a record 14 balls during his 1997 inauguration, Bendat said.On Thursday, a series of choirs and marching bands will perform at the Lincoln Memorial, followed by a concert featuring country music star Toby Keith.Trump, who is entering office with unusually low approval ratings, has repeatedly pushed back against reports that his inauguration may be lacking in star power or have low attendance.“People are pouring into Washington in record numbers,” Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday. “Bikers for Trump are on their way. It will be a great Thursday, Friday and Saturday!”Officials expect about 800,000 spectators for the events – down from the estimated 1.8 million who flocked to Washington for Obama’s 2009 inauguration.Just 40 percent of Americans said they had a favourable view of Trump versus 55 percent who had an unfavourable view, according to a Gallup poll taken from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8.At a similar point before he took office in 2009, Obama was viewed favourably by 78 percent of Americans. Before taking office in 2001, President George W. Bush had a 62 percent favourable rating, according to the Gallup data.“What is most likely to distinguish Trump’s inauguration is the number of protesters,” said Brian Balogh, co-host of American history radio show BackStory.The National Parks Service has granted permits to protest for 27 groups. On Saturday, the National Mall will draw what organisers estimate will be about 200,000 people to a Women’s March to protest Trump.The Women’s March, which is expected to be the largest protest, is aimed at bringing attention to human and civil rights issues. Honorary co-chairs of the protest include activist Gloria Steinem and actor Harry Belafonte.last_img read more

NES Classic On Sale Now at ThinkGeek

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Don’t Expect Any More Nintendo Classic ConsolesKonami Announces Live-Action Contra Film and TV Series center_img UPDATE: You can alternatively still find them on Amazon if reports of them being sold out at ThinkGeek are true.One of 2016’s hottest items was the NES Classic Edition. Unfortunately, Nintendo’s miniature retro system wasn’t exactly easy to find due to low stock. Despite claiming it discontinued the console, Nintendo always seems to miraculously find more of these systems. Every six months or so the company will release a new batch for those who still want one. Those still looking for an NES Classic Edition will have another shot this week thanks to the folks over at ThinkGeek.The units will be available this Friday starting at 9 am EST. As you can imagine, there will be limited quantities of the system, with only one per customer. Thankfully, you can purchase the unit on its own. You will not have to purchase it as part of a bundle.The NES Classic comes bundled with 30 preloaded games. These include all-time classics like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pac-Man, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and more. Despite being an emulator, the system does a great job of replicating the NES experience. It is a perfect console for those who want to relive their childhood or who may have never owned or played an NES back in the day. Best of all, it is compatible with modern televisions. You simply plug the console to your TV and start playing. No blowing into cartridges required!I managed to snag an NES Classic Edition through one of ThinkGeek’s bundles early last year. Personally speaking, I think the mini system is brilliant. While I wish it had a bigger game collection, it’s ideal for those who just want to play some old-school NES games without having to go through the trouble of bringing out the original system or playing an emulator on PC. I realize this is a limited quantity, but I sincerely hope everyone who wanted one can finally get their hands on the device. It really is a lovely little system.last_img read more

Loosen Up Here Are 6 Ways to Get More Comfortable on Camera

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 22, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global As of the start of 2016, 65 percent of senior marketing execs cited visual assets, like video, as critical to telling their brand’s story. What does that mean for you as a businessperson? It’s time to get comfortable in front of the lens. Embracing video opens up a whole new realm of ways to reach your target audience, from media appearances to new social staples like Periscope. Here are six ways to feel more at home on camera.Related: How To Make Your Business Messaging Effective In The Age Of Video1. Don’t wing it.Even if you’re the type who excels at flying by the seat of your pants, I beg you — don’t wing it the first time you’re going to be on camera, especially if it’s live. I’ve seen many a cool cucumber melt into a blubbering mess when a camera lens is shoved in their face, This can be avoided with a bit of preparation.2. Wear something comfortable and camera-friendly.If you don’t typically wear a three-piece suit, it’s probably not best to don one during your on-air debut. Wear what you’re most comfortable in while still looking polished. A pressed button-down in a solid, jewel-toned color feels easy-breezy and looks great on camera.Related: What to Wear When You’re In Front of the Camera3. Don’t give the death stare.Your natural instinct will probably be to stare directly into the camera lens. This is a normal urge, but it looks totally awkward if you never break your gaze.Instead of giving the death stare, think of it as having a conversation with a friend. You’d make eye contact, but you wouldn’t stare them directly in the eyes the entire time. It’s the same on camera. There are natural breaks when you might look away from the lens as you speak or listen to someone else speaking. Practicing in advance will help make this feel more natural.4. Go in with a game plan.If you’re appearing on camera for something pre-recorded — say, a promotional video — it might make sense to write and follow a script. But if you’re being interviewed by another person or are appearing on live television, it makes more sense to go in with a basic outline of what you want to talk about rather than a word-for-word script. Your responses will sound more natural.On an index card, write down five to 10 high-level bullet points with key words and phrases that will jog your memory of what you want to talk about. If you lose your train of thought, you can easily refer back to it and move on to the next point.Related: Let Customer Get to Know You With Video5. Don’t be afraid to pause and collect your thoughts.When appearing on camera, it’s not uncommon to lose track of what you were saying or go down a verbal rabbit hole that leads nowhere. If this happens, try not to get flustered. Simply take a breath, collect your thoughts, and begin again from the next bullet point on your list. Any pauses in speech feel infinitely longer in your head than they are in real life, I promise.6. Avoid the urge to pick yourself apart.If you’re not accustomed to seeing yourself on camera — or hearing your recorded voice — it’s easy to be your own worst critic. Go easy on yourself!The tiny quirks you notice about yourself are barely a blip on anyone else’s radar. Plus, no one gives a flawless performance on their first on-camera go-round. Practice makes perfect, and with a few trial runs you’ll be a video pro in no time.Want more actionable steps for getting more face time on camera? Check out my new course on securing media coverage for your business. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » 4 min readlast_img read more

Steam wont run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019

first_imgSteam won’t run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019 by Martin Brinkmann on June 14, 2018 in Games – 18 commentsSteam users who run the gaming platform on devices that are powered by Microsoft’s Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems won’t be able to run the client anymore from 2019 onward.Steam parent company Valve announced yesterday that the company will end support for Windows XP and Vista officially on January 1, 2019.The company notes that Steam won’t run anymore on those systems and that users who run devices with these operating systems need to switch to a supported operating system to continue using Steam on the device.Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows.Valve explains that Steam relies on embedded versions of Google Chrome and that new versions of Chrome don’t function anymore on XP or Vista. Google dropped support for Windows XP and Vista in April 2016. Mozilla will drop the last version of Firefox that supports XP and Vista officially, Firefox ESR 52.x, in September.Future versions of Steam will rely on security features that Microsoft introduced in Windows 7 additionally according to Valve.The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 7 and above.Steam will function normally in 2018 on XP or Vista devices but some functionality may be limited already. Valve refers to the recently introduced new Steam Chat functionality as an example, as it won’t be available for XP or Vista versions of Steam.What can XP or Vista users do?There is little that can be done to force compatibility on XP or Vista devices. The most obvious option is to update to a new version of Windows or start with a clean slate. While Linux may be an option, as Steam supports Linux as well, many games won’t run on Linux.Users may need to research whether their purchased games support Linux; if the games do, switching to Linux is definitely an option going forward. Check out the Linux section on Steam to find out about games that support Linux.Now You: Do you use Steam?SummaryArticle NameSteam won’t run on Windows XP or Vista in 2019DescriptionSteam parent company Valve announced yesterday that the company will end support for Windows XP and Vista officially on January 1, 2019.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sorna Corp.’s eXpedo 21t is a DICOM CD/DVD publishing system representing the highest performance model in Sorna’s extensive product line. The newest model combines eXpedo’s intelligent workflow operating software designed to streamline DICOM and patient DISC production with new state-of-technology robotics hardware that integrates an embedded server for the acquisition of images as well as the CD/DVD burner and a direct-to-DISC thermal labeler. The new robotics hardware is designed for high volume, heavy duty, hassle-free round-the-clock performance. It produces waterproof, scratchproof, photorealistic custom labels that are permanently printed and bonded directly to the surface of the CD or DVD it is creating.Reviewer CD provides a uniform viewing experience of externally created CDs and DVDs, and runs on both Vista and Windows operating systems. The latest release of Reviewer, a low-cost DICOM software program designed to acquire, view, store and merge both internally generated and imported DICOM images for new CD/DVD production will be featured.MyBabyCD, software is specifically designed to create non-DICOM CDs for patients receiving prenatal ultrasound examinations, and software designed for patients receiving CDs of their mammograms, will also be demonstrated. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | October 08, 2008 Sorna Expedites DICOM CD/DVD Publishing with New eXpedo 21t News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

The Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

first_imgThe “Glass Ceiling” in Real Estate Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News More than one-third of Americans working in female-dominated industries such as real estate, healthcare, and education believe that the “glass ceiling” in their industry makes it more difficult for women to reach executive or senior level positions. This, according to a survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate that examined the role played by women in leadership positions.The survey covered more than 2,000 employed U.S. adults to compare the leadership and professional ambitions of men and women who work in “female-dominated versus male-dominated industries as determined by data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to probe the causes of this gender leadership gap.”Citing the National Association of Realtors’ Member Profile Report, Coldwell Banker said that while women accounted for 63 percent of all Realtors® 57 percent men lead real estate companies as a broker-owner or a selling manager.”Women in real estate face an upward mobility challenge, and it’s our responsibility to help correct the gender leadership gap,” says Zoe Horneck, VP of Product Marketing and Communications, Coldwell Banker. “Our work has only just begun and we’re committed to ensuring that women across our network can envision a path to leadership and are given a variety of opportunities to exercise their leadership skills.”The survey revealed that 14 percent of men working in female-dominated industries held an executive level position compared with only 8 percent of women. The difference between the two? Seventy-five percent, the survey said.The problem, the survey found also stemmed from the fact that women were more hesitant than men to ask for a raise or promotion even if they met most or all the qualifications. In fact, men were 20 percent more likely than women to ask for a raise. They were also 32 percent more likely than their women-counterparts to say they had ambition of one day holding an executive-level position in their current industry.Men were also more satisfied with their pay than women, with 79 percent of the male respondents saying they were compensated fairly for their work against 70 percent women.However, there’s more agreement on diversity and inclusion at the executive level. The survey found that 64 percent of all employed U.S. adults agreed that working for a company that had female representation at the executive level was important to them. Forty-one percent of the respondents also said that at their company women had to work harder than men to earn an executive level position.Click here to read the full survey.center_img Coldwell Banker Real Estate HOUSING National Association of Realtors real estate 2019-02-05 Radhika Ojha February 5, 2019 1,291 Views last_img read more

Related What do you miss most about the flights of

first_img RelatedWhat do you miss most about the flights of yester-year? VOTE!Missing the golden era of flying? What do you miss most?What would you do to get a flight upgrade? VOTE NOWWhat would you do to get a flight upgrade? VOTE NOWWhat do you miss most when on holiday?What do you miss most when on holiday? Following our first beat the baggage charge poll, we had some pretty interesting suggestions of what you lot do to get round costs. Would you do any of the following to save a penny when flying?<a href=”” mce_href=””>What would you do to beat the baggage charge?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”><a href=”” mce_href=””>survey software</a></span> ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more