Nova Scotia Provincial Parks Events Kicks Off

first_imgThis season, visitors to Nova Scotia’s provincial parks can participate in events that promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Park Events Guide highlights educational opportunities and the many possibilities for outdoor adventure. Nova Scotians are encouraged to discover our nature by attending a nature-based event. The Park Events Guide includes more than 180 events and activities from May 22 to March 31 in more than 55 provincial parks, wilderness areas, nature reserves and Crown land locations throughout the province. “Our provincial parks provide an affordable way for families and friends to spend time together and discover Nova Scotia’s natural beauty,” said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. “We encourage people to come out and participate in this year’s events.” They include natural or cultural history education, paddling, astronomy, and outings to keep communities green such as a beach sweep and nature art. There are attractions for all ages and activities for everyone, from the observer to the experienced outdoors person. Various events are scheduled for the Park Events opening weekend. On Sunday, May 23, at 8:00 a.m., an informative birding hike will take place at Taylor Head Provincial Park near Sheet Harbour. Participants will be birding by ear on a guided walk along the beautiful shoreline of Bob’s Bluff and Spry Bay trails. Mira River Provincial Park in Cape Breton will once again host Come Walk Our Park on Sunday, May 23, at 1 p.m. The Friends of Mira Park Society will feature a day of nature walks, wildlife displays, family events and children’s games. The Park Events Guide is a co-operative effort by government agencies, recreation clubs, community organizations and interested individuals, and is co-ordinated by the Department of Natural Resources. Most events are free and some require advance registration. For more information and updates on park events, call the information line at 902-424-4321 or visit www.novascotiaparks.ca .last_img read more

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Humanities gets new Associate Dean

Brian Power has been appointed Associate Dean for the Faculty of Humanities.Brian Power has been named Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Faculty of Humanities.Power, who was previously chair of the Music Department, has been appointed for a three-year term.He replaces John Lye, who completed his term as Associate Dean last month.

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UN relief official in Yemen condemns horrific attack on passenger buses

“This is a horrific incident,” Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said in a news release on Sunday.“The UN agencies working in Yemen unequivocally condemn the attack on civilians and extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” she addedMs. Grande also reiterated that under international humanitarian law, parties to the conflict are obliged to respect the principles of precaution, proportionality and distinction.Belligerents must do everything possible to protect civilians – not hurt, maim, injure or kill them — UN relief official Lise Grande“Belligerents must do everything possible to protect civilians – not hurt, maim, injure or kill them,” added the UN official.At least 15 civilians have been reported killed and 20 others injured when the minibuses they were traveling in were struck in Jabal Ras district in war-ravaged Yemen’s western Hudaydah governorate, on Saturday.A number of injured have been transported to the towns of Zabid and Bait al Faqiah where they are being treated at hospitals supported by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. Other UN agencies are standby to provide whatever other assistance may be needed, noted the news release.According to humanitarian organizations, some 170 people have been killed and over 1,700 injured in Hudaydah since fighting escalated in June 2018. Furthermore, more than 425,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.Across Yemen – the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – more than 22 million people, or 75 per cent of the population, need some form of assistance and protection. However, response efforts remain constrained due to limited resources. A $3 billion Humanitarian Response Plan launched by UN and aid partners for 2018 lacks almost a third of the funds it needs. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer hopes to clinch Big Ten tournament spot with

Senior defender Megan Fuller (20) takes a free kick during a match against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0. Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefAs the Ohio State women’s soccer team prepares for its match at No. 8 Michigan, the Buckeyes will be looking to defeat the maize and blue for the sixth straight time.The Saturday evening game is for more than just bragging rights, as OSU is fighting for a spot in next weekend’s Big Ten tournament. Michigan, on the other hand, could win the regular season title with a win and a Nebraska loss or tie. Last season, OSU won the Big Ten Tournament after finishing second during the regular season.“Since we’ve been here as freshmen, we haven’t lost (against Michigan),” Buckeye senior defender Megan Fuller said. “It means a lot to us to win, and it’s a game that we get pumped up for because it’s Michigan.”The Buckeyes are currently tied for sixth in the Big Ten with Minnesota, just one point ahead of Iowa and Wisconsin. The top eight teams make the Big Ten Tournament, and OSU needs a win to guarantee its spot, but could also secure a spot depending on the results of other Big Ten matches.Fuller said the focus for this weekend is simple.“We’re just taking one game at a time, (not) depending on the outcomes that come out today and tomorrow,” Fuller said. “We have to win one at a time.”Coach Lori Walker said a big factor in the result on Saturday is if OSU is able to capitalize on its scoring chances.“Working on our defending, and the quality of our finishing are two consistent things for us. We’ve seen great improvement in both of those,” Walker said.Coming into the match, Michigan has won seven straight matches, and is 14-2-1 overall on the season. With a win Saturday night, the Wolverines would have a chance at their first-ever Big Ten regular season championship.“They are playing for an ability to host (an) NCAA tournament (game) at home,” Walker said. “It’s their senior day and they are going to put a lot into this match.”Buckeye sophomore goalkeeper Jillian McVicker has played the full time in seven of the last eight matches, and is looking to play in her third OSU-Michigan game. McVicker said when she came to OSU, she did not know the rivalry but she understands its importance now.“Coming in from New Jersey, I didn’t really know about it, and I was like, ‘This is insane.’ It’s like the biggest rivalry I’ve ever seen,” McVicker said. “It’s really big for us because our senior class has never lost to them. So coming in really hard is really important to us, and of course we need to win to make the Big Ten tournament.”Kickoff Saturday is slated for 6 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Mich. read more

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The Quiet Dominance of Steve Smith

The Carolina Panthers on Thursday released Steve Smith, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, and he was snapped up Friday by the Baltimore Ravens — so it’s a good time to take stock of his career. The numbers say Smith is one of the best, and most underrated, wideouts of all time.As my former colleague Chase Stuart has repeatedly noted, Smith’s raw numbers have always understated his worth because of an unfortunate combination of injuries, a mediocre supporting cast at quarterback and receiver, and the team’s run-heavy strategy. But when Smith was healthy, he was as valuable as any pass-catcher.After the 2012 season — and before the 2013 season, when it became clear Smith had exited his prime years — Stuart found that Smith rated as the sixth-best receiver ever in two important yet under-the-radar stats: individual percentage of team receiving yards and receiving yards per team passing attempt. Neither metric is the final word on a receiver, but both reflect aspects that are central to the position.A player’s share of his team’s receiving yards is important because it represents a receiver’s market share of available statistics. As Pro-Football-Reference.com founder Doug Drinen once pointed out, receivers are the only players in football who directly compete with their own teammates for touches. (Other positions have their skirmishes, but they rarely battle while on the field at the same time.) So it really means something when a team funnels so many of its passes to one guy.Yards per passing attempt is also crucial. It accounts for how much a team throws the ball. Stuart and I conducted research last summer suggesting that when a team increases its passing attempts by 2 percent, its receivers will see about a 1 percent boost in production — a factor that can really add up at the extremes. Smith’s numbers were stunted relative to his peers because he played in rush-focused offenses that passed about 8 percent less than the NFL average over the course of his career.After we account for these handicaps, Smith looks like an all-time great. His 2005 campaign ranks extremely high in the aforementioned metrics, and his performance in 2008 stands out as one of the most commanding ever by a receiver. That year, Smith led the NFL in receiving yards per game despite the Panthers attempting the fewest passes in the league — the only time that’s happened since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.Smith’s numbers have dropped off in recent years (no surprise; he’ll turn 35 in May), so it’s not clear how much production he’ll bring to Baltimore in 2014. But when he was at his peak, few receivers ever dominated their team’s passing game more. read more

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Fantasists who lied about sex abuse allowed to keep compensation

first_imgDavid Bryant, a former firefighter, was wrongly convicted of historic child abuse and his conviction will be overturnedCredit:Eddie Mulholland  Show more Harvey ProctorCredit:Paul Grover   Lord Bramall  He was freed from jail only after it emerged that Mr Day, from Bromley in Kent, had previously sought medical treatment for being a ‘chronic liar’. Among his lies, Mr Day had falsely claimed he had been selected for the British boxing team at the Los Angeles Olympics but dropped out because of the trauma. Mr day had also brought a false claim for civil damages from Mr Bryant. Harvey Proctor  Jemma Beale, 25, who is to be sentenced for making a series of false rape and sexual assault allegations Mr Bryant’s lawyer Rupert Butler said: “Danny day got £11,000 compensation for the alleged rape. There is no provision for clawing back the money once it has been paid out, even in the event of somebody successfully appealing the conviction.”Mr Butler suggested that one deterrent for the CICA is the expense of taking a false claimant to court to try to get money back. The CICA’s legal fees in going to court could easily exceed the compensation paid out, while there is no guarantee false accusers had not spent the money by the time they are exposed.The CICA defended its actions and insisted it did all it could to recover money wrongly paid out. The CICA refused to comment on specific cases and was unable to disclose the extent of the problem.The CICA says in its charter that it must “ensure all incidents of fraud or suspected fraud are dealt with promptly and appropriately; report fraud to the relevant police authority and support any police prosecution; and seek to recover awards of compensation, from the public purse, if awarded as the result of a fraudulent claim.” Jemma Beale, 25, who is to be sentenced for making a series of false rape and sexual assault allegationsCredit:PA  The CICA insisted a team was employed to investigate  fraudulent claims which could then be passed on to police. But opponents complain there is no easy mechanism for recovering money already paid out and likely to have been spent.Alleged victims of crime can receive money even where no perpetrator has been found or convicted.The CICA scheme consists of a sliding scale for compensation depending on the seriousness of the injury. Some law firms even publish a “sexual abuse compensation calculator” on their websites that allows people work out how much money they are entitled to.Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee, said: “The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is in place to allow victims of crime to receive the compensation they are entitled to.“Whilst fraudulent claims are rare, it is crucial that any accusation of abuse of the system is fully investigated. Where it is clear a claim is false, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority works closely with the police to prosecute perpetrators and recover any funds paid out.“It is vital that the public can have absolute confidence in the system. We will investigate these claims fully and will not hesitate to take action if evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered.” David Bryant, a former firefighter, was wrongly convicted of historic child abuse and his conviction will be overturned The problem has been compounded, according to victims of false allegations, by a compensation culture that has included lawyers touting for business for sex abuse victims. Some firms have even advertised in prison publications for clients. The friend said: “Nick has been exposed as a complete fantasist. It is outrageous that the compensation money has not been clawed back. The whole thing is completely mad.”Harvey Proctor, the former Tory MP, who lost his home, job and reputation after being falsely accused of rape and murder by ‘Nick’, said: “Compensation should not be paid out in cases where there is an ongoing criminal investigation until that investigation has been completed. Also there ought to be some mechanism whereby the money can be automatically recovered if the person is found to have lied.“It is completely at odds with justice to be handing out public money to people who are making up claims and provides an incentive for people to do so.”Another serial liar who received £11,000 from the CICA is Danny Day, who falsely accused David Bryant, a Dorset fire chief, of rape. Mr Bryant, 66, spent two and a half years in jail before the Court of Appeal exonerated him. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Fantasists who allege they were sex abuse victims are being allowed to keep taxpayer-funded compensation – even after their claims have been exposed as false, a Telegraph investigation can reveal.Last night, ministers launched an investigation into why thousands of pounds paid out to fake victims has not been clawed back.Critics fear the system could have helped to encourage an industry of false claimants.The Telegraph can disclose that the man who falsely accused Field Marshall Lord Bramall and Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary, of involvement in a VIP paedophile ring has hung onto £50,000 paid to him by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).  Lord Bramall Credit:Geoff Pugh  A friend of Lord Bramall, the 93-year-old D-Day veteran and former head of the Army, said it was deeply worrying that ‘Nick’ still had his money and that there was no automatic guarantee it can be reclaimed after he was exposed as a fantasist. The man, who can be identified only as ‘Nick’, has been under investigation for almost a year for perverting the course of justice.A second man, whose false allegation of historic rape led to a fire brigade chief being wrongly jailed, has not been required to pay back £11,000 awarded to him.A third fantasist Jemma Beale, who was convicted of perverting the course of justice last month over a string of false rape claims, also received £11,000 from CICA. Bob Neill, the Conservative chairman of the all-party Commons Justice Committee, said he would raise the issue when the committee reconvenes this month.Mr Neill said: “It is quite wrong that it should be so easy for people to be paid compensation on the basis of something that has not been tested and proved, and even worse that nothing is done to get that money back if the allegations prove to be false.“I hope steps will be taken to recover this money and if there is no mechanism to do so there certainly ought to be one.“We will be looking at a raft of issues and it’s certainly something I will raise with colleagues when the committee is reconstituted.”‘Nick’ has been under police investigation for almost a year for making false abuse claims and also for receiving compensation for his alleged ordeal. Metropolitan Police officers assigned to investigate his lurid claims of murder and abuse even helped him with his CICA claim. He received the compensation even though nobody was ever charged over his false allegations.last_img read more

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First permanent memorial to British DDay heroes in Normandy gets go ahead

D-Day veteran George Batts MBE, 93 from Middlesex, who came up with the idea for the memorial, told The Telegraph: “It means everything to me. It was my dream to get it done. We left a lot of mates there and I am so proud.” Mr Witchell said: “This is the culmination of more than a year and a half’s work. We are delighted there will now be a single memorial in Normandy which brings together the names of all the British service people who died for our freedom.”The project is largely funded by a £20 million grant issued by Chancellor Philip Hammond from the government’s LIBOR fund.The Normandy Memorial Trust is still £7 million short of the total needed to fund the project and is asking for the public’s support the campaign at www.normandymemorialtrust.org.Britain is the only nation involved in the allied invasion of France without a dedicated national memorial in Normandy.  George Batts pictured in May, 1944 Prince Charles, the project’s Royal Patron, has said a permanent and fitting memorial is “long-overdue”Credit:PA Prince Charles, the project’s Royal Patron, has said a permanent and fitting memorial is “long-overdue” The first permanent memorial to the British soldiers who sacrificed their lives on D-Day in Normandy has been approved by French authorities, The Telegraph can reveal.Work can now start at the site in Ver-sur-Mer just nine weeks before it hosts an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6. Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to lay the foundation stone and unveil its centrepiece, three nine-foot figures of British infantry soldiers coming ashore.The project was delayed by protests from local residents who claimed it would destroy the view of the sea and the car park and coach loads of tourists would damage the environment.Maxi Krause, a retired university professor, lead a group of 50 people in a march around the 47-acre site in January this year saying the memorial was “monstrous” and “completely stupid.”The plans were approved on April 3 by the highest state official in the region, Laurent FISCUS, préfet du Calvados, after a public was launched following the complaints. George Batts pictured in May, 1944 Prince Charles, the project’s Royal Patron, has said a permanent and fitting memorial is “long-overdue” and will provide a place of “perpetual contemplation.”British veterans chose the memorial site which overlooks “Gold Beach”, the code name for one of the three beaches where British forces came ashore in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. An estimated 1,000 British troops died there.The Normandy Memorial Trust was set up in 2016 by BBC broadcaster Nicholas Witchell following a conversation with Mr Batts in July 2015. The UK’s Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, said: “It is excellent news, especially for the veterans who have long campaigned for a fitting memorial to their comrades who sacrificed their lives to secure the liberty of this continent.”The British Normandy Memorial will honour the 22,442 troops under British command who died in the Normandy landings and the subsequent battle there which lasted until August 1944.Lord Peter Ricketts, Former UK Ambassador to France and Normandy Memorial Trust Chairman said: “The Importance of this project is that it symbolises the deep links between Britain and France.”There is all sorts of turbulence in the political relationship with Brexit but the memorial marks a deeper tie of the two peoples based on shared sacrifices in the past.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Horsehead to have new efficient and sustainable zinc plant from Tecnicas Reunidas

first_imgHorsehead Holding Corp is to proceed with plans to construct a new lower-cost, environmentally-friendly zinc production facility. The new facility will replace its older smelter technology and will significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and particulates into the atmosphere. The plant will utilize the ZINCEXTM SX technology. Horsehead has engaged Tecnicas Reunidas, a leading technology provider and developer of ZINCEX, to complete an engineering study for this plant. This study has confirmed findings from previously completed feasibility studies which led to the decision to move forward with the project. The ZINCEX process has been successfully deployed at the Skorpion facility in Namibia and the Akita facility in Japan. Horsehead anticipates that its new facility will be capable of producing in excess of 150,000 t/y of zinc metal and will significantly reduce manufacturing conversion costs due to the lower energy usage, higher labour productivity and lower maintenance needs associated with the new technology. The plant design will rely upon sustainable manufacturing practices in that it will produce zinc solely from recycled materials and use significantly less fossil fuel than the current smelter. The new plant will convert electric arc furnace-based feed and other recycled materials into special high grade zinc and other grades in addition to the Prime Western grade currently offered by the company, thereby expanding its access to new markets while it continues to serve customers in the zinc oxide market. In addition, the process will allow the Company to recover value from new metals such as silver and lead as well as the copper and cadmium contained in electric arc furnace dust. The company believes the investment will produce an attractive net present value of expected cash flows and increase earnings, with benefits that would not change significantly with changes in the price of zinc.Site evaluations and negotiations continue regarding the final location for the new zinc facility. A primary site has been identified for engineering design purposes. The company believes the project has been enthusiastically received by public and private constituencies located within the candidate communities.It currently plans to submit environmental permit applications during the third quarter of 2011 and, subject to the availability of appropriate financing, to begin construction before the end of the year. A final decision on the site of the facility is not expected until project financing is completed. Construction of the facility could be completed as early as the third quarter of 2013. The existing smelter will continue to operate until such time as the new plant has achieved its targeted production run-rate.The company is evaluating a range of financing sources for both the new zinc plant and other ongoing expansion and diversification initiatives. Sources could include cash-on-hand, a new revolving credit facility and financing through the debt capital markets.Horsehead Holding is the parent company of Horsehead Corp, a leading US producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust, and The International Metals Reclamation Company (INMETCO), a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes and a leading processor of nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries in North America.last_img read more

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Black Mirror Season Three is Barely Science Fiction

first_imgStay on target Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s tech-tinged take on the Twilight Zone, is the latest British entertainment sensation to break big in America. Now that it has entered its supersized, Netflix-exclusive third season, the sci-fi horror anthology is more popular than ever. Considering how excellent yet depressing each episode can be, binge watching maybe isn’t the best idea. But now that we’ve had a week to watch the six-episode season, I think it’s fair to start analyzing it as a whole.Previous seasons of Black Mirror mined terror from disturbingly logical conclusions to existing technology but extrapolated years into the future. That technique has given classic sci-fi stories their weight and power and meaning for decades. With this season though, the more realistic and current the conceit is the scarier the show is. At this point, at its best Black Mirror is barely even science fiction.Spoiler WarningLet’s start with “Playtest,” an episode I already shared my thoughts on after watching it at New York Comic Con. There’s an underlying fear of apps like Uber and Tinder that connect you to strangers, as well as using technology as a crutch to make up for the failings of human memory, but thrust of the story centers around an advanced virtual/augmented reality gaming device that taps into the player’s own fears. As readers of this site will surely know, virtual reality headsets are a very real and growing segment of technology today. So in that sense, the episode is pretty grounded.However, the horror comes from the personal data the headsets extract by being directly linked to the player’s brain. You can argue that isn’t too different from the massive amounts of personal data we volunteer online. But better episodes deal with tech advances that swallow people up no matter what they choose, not ones targeting half-aware but willing volunteers. Despite my indifference to virtual reality, I don’t fear becoming trapped in a haunted house of my own mind like Cooper because I, and I imagine many others, would never undergo a medical procedure to play a video game.With one other key exception, the rest of the season deals with significantly more plausible nightmares. “Nosedive” takes place in a world where social status is dictated by the ratings people give each other. Even if you ignore how that’s basically every social media service, this exact app launched earlier this year. It’s called Peeple and I reviewed it. It’s garbage. The only thing keeping it from reaching the creepy potential of “Nosedive” is that public outcry caused the developers to defang the app into pointlessness. But if it had taken off, and added Google Glass integration, we’d all be as desperately fake as Bryce Dallas Howard.Meanwhile, “Men Against Fire” features sensory implants that control how soldiers interact with the battlefield. It’s a bit like Metal Gear Solid 4. But all the tool really does is take the unethical ways we mold people into weapons and makes them explicit. Instead of psychologically conditioning soldiers to see the enemy as inhuman others who are easier to kill, the implants handle all of that. Throw in some illusions of happiness like a fake sexy wife waiting for you at your abandoned home, and these brave but duped men and women are fully distracted from the fact the country they are protecting has outright contempt for their agency. This isn’t some far-fetched future tale.The gimmick in “Hated in the Nation” may seem pretty futuristic, and I’ll admit swarms of hashtag-powered robot bees probably aren’t going to kill anyone anytime soon. But be honest. Swarms of random jerks on Twitter harassing people to death is already happening. The randoms jerks just happen to be slightly less insectoid in real life. Who are the real monsters? To quote another famous sci-fi satire, “It turns out it’s man.”“Shut Up and Dance” is about hackers who secretly film people in compromising situations and use the footage to blackmail victims. This isn’t sci-fi. This is literally something happening all of the time today.Finally, there’s “San Junipero,” the key exception I mentioned earlier. This story of love transcending time, space, societal norms, and technological limitations is perhaps the only uplifting episode of Black Mirror. It’s the best episode of this season, and it’s also the one with the most fantastical and futuristic tech. Elderly people link their consciousness to a virtual reality modeled after different time periods, and they can stay even after their bodies physically die. As one character remarks, what is heaven if not uploading yourself to the cloud? Or is it just a cyber graveyard? The ending optimistically opts for the former.It’s easy to view Black Mirror as a cynical show deeply suspicious of modern technology to the point of Luddism. But the creators stress that people are the real problem, and we just make tools that compound those problems. However, “San Junipero” suggests that maybe we should have faith we’ll start to work out those problems in the future. The closer episodes are to the present, the worse the world is, and the tech reflects that. But in a better future, if we will it, technology can, in fact change our lives immeasurably for the better the way it was also supposed to. With tech, we can make heaven a place on Earth. Maybe something good could happen. That doesn’t sound so cynical to me.Black Mirror’s techno-horror probably seems more futuristic to people who don’t work in tech journalism, but when your job involves keeping track of what’s just on the horizon the show basically becomes a documentary. I’m half expecting the upcoming fourth season to just be a live feed of San Francisco. But I’m also hoping for more episodes that show how far we can dream with technology, too. For more thoughts on Black Mirror’s third season from me and other fine Ziff Davis folks, check out our Slack recaps on PCMag.com ‘Black Mirror’ Star Miley Cyrus Says Her Episode Is ‘Dark’ and ‘Out There’Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week last_img read more

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Premier pipes up on crime again

first_img Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Recommended for you Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dies Related Items:crime, premier rufus ewing TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – Premier Honorable Rufus Ewing says he continues to be disturbed by the mounting violence. The senseless loss of life and especially that of our young people is unsettling and vexatious. The premier said there is a national security council being formed jointly by the Office of the Premier and the Governor’s Office. The media statement came in as police were holding a press conference in regards to reports of a violent stabbing in Five Cays. Up to production time there was no further information on that story.last_img read more

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Air Force Utility Sign EUL for Solar Array at Eglin AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force has signed an enhanced use lease (EUL) with Gulf Power Co. to develop a 30-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant on a 240-acre parcel at Eglin AFB, Fla.The deal, part of the Air Force Community Partnership and Energy Program initiative, allows the utility and its developer to construct, own, operate and maintain the solar array. In return for use of the land, Gulf Power will make infrastructure upgrades promoting renewable energy or energy conservation at the installation over the lifespan of the 37-year lease. The financial consideration is valued at $1 million, according to a press release.“These important partnerships support our base and civic communities and efficiently use Air Force property to enable unfunded installation requirements that support our mission and sustainability,” said Jennifer Miller, deputy assistant secretary for installations.The power generated by the solar array will be delivered to a nearby Gulf Power substation and transmitted to the utility’s retail customers. The project will generate more than 60,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, according to the Air Force.The service is always searching for innovative ways to partner with the community, especially in the energy domain, said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy.“This important partnership with Gulf Power helps us strengthen relationships with our local communities, and this particular EUL enhances our buying power for infrastructure while helping Gulf Power provide renewable energy for the community,” Ballentine said.“We are going to receive infrastructure upgrades that will be reinvested into our energy programs and improve our energy resiliency, which is, first and foremost, our highest focus area for facility energy,” she said.last_img read more

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IIF 2016 to Feature Dialogue with OEA Director Patrick OBrien

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Patrick O’Brien, director of DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), will discuss defense communities’ leading concerns at Installation Innovation Forum (IIF) 2016, scheduled for Feb. 29-March 2 in Charleston, S.C., including the uncertainty surrounding future defense spending and the prospect of further downsizing at installations around the country.As the Pentagon enters the fourth year of fiscal constraints imposed under the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Army remains on a path to shrink its active-duty end strength to 450,000 soldiers by the end of fiscal 2018 — down from a force of 570,000 as recently as FY 2013 — leaving many communities anxious about the future. At the same time, the level of excess capacity is rising throughout DOD, particularly at Army and Air Force installations. The strict spending caps also have forced the services to limit spending on facilities sustainment, undercutting installations’ military value.During an “Innovation Dialogue” at IIF 2016, O’Brien will help defense communities understand how the recently released FY 2017 budget request could affect them, and provide insight into the impact of future budget trends. He also will discuss OEA’s ongoing response to changes in defense spending and talk about the agency’s newest initiatives to support communities. O’Brien will highlight the best ways communities can prepare for possible downsizing and other potential defense actions.The session, which will be moderated by ADC CEO Tim Ford, will be held Wednesday morning on March 2. More details about the conference program and location are available on the conference website.last_img read more

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Watch Virat Kohli mimics Jasprit Bumrahs action and celebration

first_imgBumrah has been the key to Virat-led Indian team’s successGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty ImagesThey say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Certainly when it comes from the leader of your team, it must be considered a great compliment. This is exactly what India’s ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah got from his captain Virat Kohli. The pacer from Gujarat was expected to be one of the stars of this World Cup and help India greatly with his bowling. That is precisely what he did and produced another example of his brilliance.But Bumrah isn’t just great but also very unique. His bowling action is one of a kind and generating high speeds from it, as he usually does, is something that has baffled even the most seasoned critics of the game. It’s an action that no coach would suggest to his pupils and few would be willing to accept but somehow, for Bumrah, it has worked very well.The temptation to copy the action proved too much for Indian captain Kohli and he decided to try his hand at it. ICC’s official Twitter page uploaded a video where the skipper can be seen imitating his main strike bowler’s action during one of India’s pre-game practice sessions. This was probably before the start of play on the reserve day of the semi-final between India and New Zealand.Imitation from the captain is the best form of flattery ?#INDvNZ | #CWC19 | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/XXsbmr19GI— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2019Twitter/ICCIn the video, Virat can be seen standing near Bumrah and then imitates his run up – including keeping his head tilted to one side as the bowler does. After he delivers the ball, Kohli takes off on a mock celebration, again mimicking his teammate’s style.Unfortunately for both Kohli and Bumrah, the latter’s action would no longer be seen in the World Cup as India lost their semi-final to New Zealand. However, the brilliance of the fast bowler from Ahmedabad would remain a key ingredient of India’s success for a long time to come. With the Test Championship starting in a few weeks, the importance of Bumrah only increases. Kohli clearly knows the value of his main fast bowler.last_img read more

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Mexico Still Dealing With Earthquake Damage Rescinds Offers To Provide Aide In

first_imgAn offer to support the recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey has been taken off the table. With the country of Mexico currently dealing with its own natural disasters, their government has rescinded offers to help in Texas.In a statement Mexican officials say they must channel all available logistical support to the families and communities affected by last week’s earthquake and a hurricane which hit a day later.Over 2.5-million people are in need of aid following the massive earthquake which measured 8.1 off Mexico’s Southern coast. The country’s emergency services have been stretched even thinner by the need to deal with the effects of Hurricane Katia which hit Veracruz.The Mexican Consulate here in Houston told News 88.7/Houston Public Media via email that the offer to assist in Texas was sent to the U.S. State Department on August 28th. Included in the offering was support personnel, technical equipment and supplies. The Foreign Ministry says they received a communication from the U.S. Embassy a week later. The U.S. response included a letter from the Texas Secretary of State stating that only some logistical support would be needed.“Mexico informed the Texas and U.S. Governments that it will not be possible to provide the assistance originally offered to Texas in late August in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, given that the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to the families and communities affected by the earthquake of September 7 and the effects of hurricane Katia in Veracruz. Fortunately, judging by the closure of most of the shelters located in the Houston area and from communication with Texas officials, it seems that the current need for aid has declined considerably,” said the Mexican Consulate.While Mexico is unable to assist the Israeli government has made an  $1-million donation to relief efforts. Sharelast_img read more

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Harlem Park Rec Center Reopens

first_imgBy AFRO StaffOn Aug. 13, the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) reopened  the popular Harlem Park Recreation Center, at 700 N. Calhoun St., in West Baltimore. The reopening of Harlem Park brings the city’s rec center total to 44.In collaboration with the University of Maryland Medical Center, the center has been restored and renovated to include new lighting, books, games and sporting equipment, an upgraded multipurpose room, among other updates. Community members, partners and members of the press were among the attendees at the grand reopening. This is the first time the Harlem Park Recreation Center has operated since its closing in 2012.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>“Returning this essential community asset to the residents of Harlem Park has been a priority of mine since I was City Council President and I am proud that as Mayor I will be able to return this jewel to the community,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “This new facility will be a gathering space for the neighborhood and a safe haven for its youth. Reflecting my commitment to rebuild our neighborhoods and provide positive recreational engagement for our residents.”Pop-up programs will take place beginning Aug. 14 and the center will operate Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 5-9 p.m. The center will be fully operational beginning September 2019 with youth and adult programs, volunteer opportunities, sports leagues, out-of-school learning, summer camp and much more. Starting Labor Day Weekend, all city recreation centers will operate Monday through Saturday.Harlem Park Recreation Center, Baltimore, MD (Screengrab YouTube) “The restoration of this center has been a long time coming,” said Reginald Moore, executive director of Baltimore City Recreation & Parks. “We’ve listened to the surrounding communities to not only bring back the Harlem Park Rec Center, but to provide recreational opportunities tailored to their needs. We are thankful to partners like the UMMC for the importance of enriching our communities through recreation and working alongside our dedicated staff to bring back one of its community staples.”last_img read more

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Jimmy Fallon gets first play on Uncharted 3

first_imgWhile we’ve already seen a cinematic trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and had the first part of a behind-the-scenes series released, what we didn’t expect to see this year is actual gameplay footage from the next game. But here it is, with Jimmy Fallon the first to play Uncharted 3 outside of Naughty Dog.Not only do we get a glimpse of the gameplay, but we also have a definite launch date of 11/01/11.There’s not much more to say. Watch the video, find somewhere to pre-order the game, then join the rest of us waiting far too many months to play it.Read more at Joystiqlast_img

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Final Predictions for the Nintendo Switch Presentation

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target We’re just days away from the big Nintendo Switch presentation. The Japanese livestream on Thursday night should tell us all we need to know about Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid. The Treehouse stream the following morning will highlight some of the games, and that afternoon Geek.com will be trying out the Switch for ourselves at an event here in New York City.The time for Nintendo Switch speculation will soon be over. So before that happens we just wanted to make some final predictions about the device based on facts, rumors, wishes, and gut feelings. Some are safe, others are bold. But no matter what happens, later this week we can all laugh about how wrong we were.PriceThe right price point can make all the difference for a new video game console. Remember when the PlayStation 3 launched at $600? Or when Nintendo had to give away free games to make up for slashing the 3DS’s price? Since the Switch will most likely be less powerful than the competition, it needs a price point that reflects that in order to sway consumers.Safe Guess: $250-$300.I’m Feeling Lucky: $199 with a pack-in game and a Pro Controller.FeaturesThe Switch’s standout feature is its ability to function as both a handheld and a home console. But there are still features about the device that have yet to be revealed outside of rumors and patents. The right features could take the Switch from cool concept to actual cool product.Safe Guesses: A 6.2-inch multitouch screen. IR pointer, rumble, and motion control functionality in the Joy-Cons. USB-C ports. Unified online accounts.I’m Feeling Lucky: Virtual Reality headset. Battery life over five hours. 4K video streaming in the dock. Mobile integration with apps like Miitomo and Miiverse. A vitality sensor.GamesGimmicks are underrated, but what really makes gaming hardware worth owning is the software. Nintendo is arguably the best developer in the business, and the idea of the company putting all of its development resources toward one platform instead of two is one of the most exciting things about the Switch. Now we just need to see what those games are, and what third parties are coming along for the ride.Safe Guesses: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario, Splatoon, Skyrim, Mario Rabbids RPG, Pokemon Stars, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, 2K Sports games, GameCube Virtual Console games.I’m Feeling Lucky: Beyond Good and Evil 2, Mother 3, Xenoblade Chronicles Something or Other, Diddy Kong Racing 2, the next project from Retro Studios.Launch DateWe already know the Switch is coming in March, right before the end of the fiscal year, but waiting until March 1st is a lot easier than waiting until March 31st.Safe Guess: March 17thI’m Feeling Lucky: March 10th, or MAR10Wild CardNintendo reveals the Switch is just one part of the NX platform, announces a dedicated home console more powerful than the Xbox Scorpio. So many teraflops! YouTubers everywhere lose their minds. Microsoft and Sony execs kill themselves onstage. NES Classics flood store shelves for good measure.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.last_img read more

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Europes Greatest Castle was Built by a Mad King who Lived in

first_imgThe castles at Disney theme parks are named “Sleeping Beauty Castle” and many people throughout the world, when shown a picture of one, will automatically know that the building is at Disneyland, Disneyworld, Euro Disney or Disney Japan. Then show a picture of the structure that the castle was based on, and many will say “That looks like a copy of Disney’s castle.” The truth is, it’s the other way around.Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, aside from Disney’s knock-offs, is the most famous castle in the world. It was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 1800s, and along with its stunning beauty and setting, the castle is surrounded by mystery, murder, inspiration and possible insanity.Hohenschwangau, Germany – May 9, 2015: view of Neuschwanstein Castle near Hohenschwangau, Germany during spring afternoon surrounded by spring colours.Amazingly enough, Neuschwanstein (which literally means “New Swan Stone/Rock”) is not the only beautiful castle built by the Bavarian monarch, sometimes called “Mad King Ludwig”. Better, and perhaps more accurate epithets are “The Swan King” and “The Fairy Tale King”.Ludwig was born on October 24, 1845, though the record was changed to October 25th to give him the same birthday as his grandfather, Ludwig I, who was an art collector, and built some of the most beautiful structures in Bavaria and Europe. One of Ludwig I’s castles was Hohenschwangau (or “Upper Swan District Palace”), which his grandson later added to, and in which Ludwig II lived for a time in childhood.Hohenschwangau castle. Photo by Hiroki Ogawa CC BY 3.0Ludwig’s childhood probably destined him for a life living in his head, his imagination. German parents of the time, and especially royalty were not known to be “soft and cuddly” types, and worst yet, his mother, Princess Marie, was Prussian, whose lives were dedicated to a stoic, “spare the rod and spoil the child” outlook – in the extreme.To make matters worse, Ludwig’s parents didn’t like each other, much less love. Their marriage was meant to tie the royal houses of Bavaria (the largest independent German state in a time before German unity), with Prussia (the most powerful).Photograph of King Ludwig II of BavariaLudwig grew up in one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Sitting in the foothills of the Alps, it’s gilt-colored paint reflected the setting sun, coloring the area around and below it in a sort of golden haze.Inside were fanciful paintings depicting real German/Bavarian heroes of a bygone age, as well as takes from myth and legend. To escape the oppressive reality of his family life, Ludwig spent hours staring at the walls, making up stories and generally living in a dream world.Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (left) with his parents and younger brother Prince Otto in 1860When Ludwig’s father Maximilian died, the prince was just 18 and had not been properly prepared to rule. For Bavaria, this was likely fatal. Fatal in the sense that many of the plentiful German states and municipalities were pushing for a united Germany, led by Prussia – a militaristic and Protestant power.Bavaria and many of the other western German states were Catholic, and their outlook on life was much less severe than that of the Prussians. Soon, Ludwig would be leading his kingdom into a war with Prussia, one which he would lose.The result would be a semi-independent Bavaria whose king seemed to want to spend the territories money on castles and art rather than the necessities of life.Schloss Neuschwanstein (New Swanstone Castle) is a 19th century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Deutschland.Ludwig, despite his extravagant expenditures and military defeat (it was unrealistic to expect a 20-year-old to defeat Europe’s most innovative military power), was immensely popular with the people of Bavaria.They saw him as a dreamer, and something about the handsome youth made many feel sorry for him. He also gave out large amounts of money to the people he interacted with on his many journeys through his kingdom.Neuschwanstein under construction.However, as time went by the defeat by Prussia bothered him more and more. Wanting to be a completely independent and powerful king who did not have to toe the Prussian line, he retreated into himself and began a descent into what some called madness.Ludwig became obsessed with the work of Richard Wagner, whose operas about German myth and heroes partially fulfilled the longing Ludwig II felt in his heart to live in a perfect romantic world.Neuschwanstein under construction: upper courtyard (photograph c. 1886)Wagner was a contemporary of Ludwig, though 32 years older than the king. Wagner filled the father-role that Ludwig never experienced, and for Ludwig, Wagner’s visions of a heroic and romantic German past matched perfectly with his imagination.Some believe that Wagner took advantage of the king’s naivete, and through it his deep pockets, but it seems to have been a mutually satisfying relationship.Wagner might not have risen to the fame he did without Ludwig, and Ludwig might not have created the beautiful structures that were inspired by the composer. Wagner’s famous opera house at Bayreuth was started with funds from Ludwig II.Neuschwanstein front façade and surroundings (photochrom print, c. 1900)Ludwig’s vision included building a beautiful and unparalleled castle high above the one he lived in as a child – outdoing even his grandiose ancestor and namesake. Neuschwanstein was meant to host grand versions of Wagner’s operas, the music flowing down the Alps into the valley below.Inside, mural after mural depicted scenes from Wagner’s operas/German myths, the most prevalent of those being from the tales of Parsifal, who found the Holy Grail in many sagas, and Lohengrin, the Swan Knight, who comes in a boat pulled by swans to rescue a damsel in distress. The castle even had an artificial grotto built within to hold a bevy of swans.Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau in Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and is located in Hohenschwangau in the Bavarian Alps. This shot is taken at the courtyard of Neuschwanstein.While he was building Neuschwanstein, Ludwig was putting the finishing touches on the Linderhof, a rococo-style palace also created to host grand Wagnerian operas and other musical performances.The cost of building the Linderhof and Neuschwanstein was enormous – in today’s dollars, the price tag would come in at nearly $250 million. Linderhof did not cost much less. Bavaria was a rich German state, but even today, all of Germany is only about the size of Washington and Oregon combined. The coffers of Bavaria were not limitless.Linderhof Palace. Photo by Softeis CC BY-SA 3.0This began to concern not only officials of Bavaria, but of all of Germany, as well as the people of the semi-autonomous state. Unchecked, Ludwig might bankrupt the state and all sorts of misery would ensue – at least that’s what many thought.Most of the money was Ludwig’s personally – Bavaria was an ancient kingdom. Still, the king showed signs of being unbalanced. He isolated himself within the Linderhof, whose huge dining room had a table for one. Ludwig was also becoming an embarrassment.Scenic view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany in winter. Schwangau, Germany – November 29, 2017There were only two ways for him to be deposed, short of an actual revolution: assassination, or being declared mentally incompetent. The latter was chosen and four physicians certified that he was “mad”. Ludwig was removed from his throne and forced to live within Berg Castle, some miles away.The date was June 12, 1886. On the 13th, one of the doctors that had certified him insane took a lakeside stroll with the king. They were never seen alive again.A 1901 postcard of Berg CastleMany theories were put forward: Ludwig drowned himself after killing the doctor, whose body was found in the mud of the lake, showing blows to the head and neck. Ludwig is said to have drowned – but one problem remained: there was no water in the corpse’s lungs.Read another story from us: The Abandoned Spanish Dream Castle in the Australian JungleSome say he was shot and the body dressed up and buried before it could be examined by unbiased physicians. There are many different theories, but none has proved definitive.Ludwig lived in his beloved Neuschwanstein for just over a year and a half, off and on. It was never finished.last_img read more

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Here are the best tweets about ScarJo stepping down from Rub Tug

first_imgSo, they might cast Scarlett Johansson for the movie about the Thai Soccer team, right? Do you think she should be the coach or one of the boys?— BARBS1978 (@BARBS1978) July 14, 2018 Scarlett Johansson stepped down from playing a trans man in Rub & Tug after backlash @ScarlettJOnline has been cast to play all 13 boys in the #ThailandCaveRescue movie. #ShesAmazing @Variety @DEADLINE @THR #LGBTQ— ShermanJoaks (@ShermanJoaksCA) July 14, 2018 The part social media played for Scarlett Johansson to drop a trans role isn’t a bad thing. She first thought it was just a role, she had seen so many actors do the same in the past (her literal response to backlash) but just because it’s been done before doesn’t make it right.— (@itsjustanx) July 13, 2018 ‘In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,’ Johansson said in a statement.‘Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues.’In the first statement Johansson references, she said ‘Tell them they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment’ in response to the backlash. This statement was controversial because she cites other cisgender actors who played trans people on screen in recent years, as if they didn’t also receive similar backlash.The TweetsAfter the news of Johansson bowing out of the role, the LGBTI community on Twitter not only rejoiced, but threw some shade as well. Here are the best tweets about ScarJo’s departure from Rub & Tug.To exhibit the spirit of generosity I earnestly want to see more of, I am going to take Scarlett Johansson at her word that she listened to feedback, realized that despite her intentions this was going to cause harm, and made the right decision to step down. Well done.— Jen Richards (@SmartAssJen) July 13, 2018 Scarlett Johansson; thank you for finally stepping down from a role you never should have taken.Hollywood; next time don’t fucking cast a cis woman for a male role and you won’t get so much backlash ‍ go figure #ScarlettJohanson #transpride #transmen— Alex the Trans Boy (@AlexTheTransBo1) July 14, 2018 Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Now that the LGBT community has pressured heterosexual actor Scarlett Johansson into dropping her role as a transgender, when can we expect heterosexual actor Sean Penn to return his Oscar for “Milk”?— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 14, 2018 Scarlett Johansson’s official statement on Rub & Tug: pic.twitter.com/MGnUk6g2So— Britt Hayes (@MissBrittHayes) July 13, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- Earlier this month, controversy ensued after it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would play Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, a trans man, in the upcoming film Rub & Tug. As of 13 July, Johansson stepped down from the role.center_img scarlett johansson dropped out of playing a transgender persxn for the film rub & tug & released a statement saying she “learned a lot from the lgbt community & realized she was insensitive” but ok bitch what about the 23048294 times we called you out on playing asian characters— Chang (@BIGCHXNGTHEORY) July 13, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) I say they hire Scarlett Johansson to play a major role as a cis man in a film. Imagine the backlash from the cishets if they cast her to play a major male lead. Scarlett Johansson as Ronald Reagan. That’ll get them going.— alpha gay (@YoungGawhd) July 14, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… I can’t wait to play Scarlett Johansson as an actress who almost played a a trans guy in a Lifetime about when she almost played a trans man— Annie Lederman (@annielederman) July 14, 2018 Scarlett Johansson, a female actress, got cast in a male role.Because the male is trans.That perpetuates the idea that trans MEN are actually just WOMEN. And vise versa.If you agree with that or think Scarlett wasn’t in the wrong then kindly get the fuck out of my mentions— Incorrect Teen Squad™ (@IncrrctNerds) July 14, 2018 At least now Scarlett Johansson can get back to her delayed Anna May Wong biopic— Ira (@ira) July 13, 2018 Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/best-tweets-about-scarjo-stepping-down-from-rub-tug/ A biopic Scarlett Johansson would be PERFECT for. pic.twitter.com/Om5wI7Z6eR— Frida Kalokhu (@Zamalisa) July 14, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgFor data and operational redundancy, Voyager PACS servers can be configured for local storage at clinic/hospital site with a replicated copy located at another location (i.e another hospital site or a data center). Images can be accessed for reporting or clinical viewing through either the local storage or at the replicated storage data center. Status changes on either server are replicated back to the other server.This configuration can also provides remote users with fast access to images due to fast upload speeds out of data centers. The server replication and mirror function is flexible and configurable for the user environment.A PACS network can be configured to have a single site replication or can have multiple PACS storages that replicate into a single server allowing data redundancy and operational redundancy. Images are replicated to a second or even third site to provide additional redundancy or a single offsite long term storage repository. Local hospital/clinical users would typically use the LAN to access their local images, while remote users could use either the hospital/clinic PACS or the remote data center PACS. Images that are stored in a data center can have a higher upload speed and therefore remote users can have fast access to images for reporting and clinical viewing. The server replication and mirror function is said to be flexible and configurable for the user environment (i.e. can be immediately replicated or can be done overnight so as not to affect operations in medium to low bandwidth environment). FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | October 29, 2008 Voyager PACS Provides Data Replication, Mirror Function Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more

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