Donald Trump Fires AntiUN Warmonger John Bolton

Rabat – US President Donald Trump has fired his senior national security adviser John Bolton. The adviser’s dismissal comes a year and a half after his appointment.Trump announced his decision on Tuesday, September 9. He wrote on Twitter that he informed Bolton that his services are “no longer needed” at the White House.“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,”  Trump wrote. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019Trump added that he will appoint a new National Security Advisor next week.The New York Times said that Trump’s move is motivated by Bolton’s confrontational view on Iran and North Korea. Meanwhile, Trump’s administration is trying to normalize diplomatic ties with the two countries.Read Also: ‘The Bolton Effect’: Will US’s ‘Impatient’ John Bolton Broker Western Sahara’s Stalemate?Bolton, on the other hand, believes that both Iran and North Korea are not “trustworthy.”“The rift between the president and his national security adviser owed as much to personality as to policy. The president never warmed to him, a dynamic that is often fatal in this White House. Mr. Bolton also clashed with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,” the New York Times wrote.Trump appointed Bolton in April 2018.In addition to his stance on Iran and North Korea,  Bolton is also seen as pro-Polisario voice in the continued conflict between the separatist group and Morocco. Bolton supports self-determination and referendum for the region, which is against Morocco’s sovereignty over the region.“When I got the UN in 2005-2006 , again we tried to fix … all what we wanna do is hold a referendum  for 70,000 voters . 27 years later the status of the territory is still unresolved,” Bolton said last year at a Washington, D.C., event.Expressing frustration that the conflict has not yet ended, Bolton also criticized UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO.“Ladies and gentlemen, 27 years of deployment of this peacekeeping force, 27 years and it’s still there? How can you justify that? I have got to know over the years the Saharawi people, I have enormous respect for them, I have enormous respect for the government and people of Morocco and Algeria, is there not a way to resolve it?”Since his appointment, Bolton has sought to leave his personal imprimatur on the Western Sahara conflict by putting unprecedented pressure on Morocco, Algeria and the Polisario to engage in negotiations which would force a simple resolution to the complex, and long-lasting conflict. The decision of the Security Council in April, October 2018 and April 2019 to renew MINURSO’s mandate for six months only, as opposed to the historically approved one year term, was Bolton’s way of conveying his displeasure with the UN-led political process. He hoped to push the parties into showing genuine willingness to move the political process forward. Algeria has sought to benefit from Bolton’s presence at the highest level of the US administration and thwart all the progress Morocco has achieved in recent years. To garner support for its position on the conflict Algeria hired right-wing lobbyist, and Bolton’s longtime friend, David Keene.But the $30,000 a month contract that Algeria signed with Keene has failed so far to yield the expected outcome. With Bolton’s sudden departure, it remains to be seen whether Algeria will keep Keene on its payroll. read more

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UN looks to combat sexual violence in Africas Great Lakes Region

The main aim, according to the organizers of the conference, is to draw up an action plan to root out sexual violence and combat impunity for crimes against women and children across the Great Lakes Region.The conference – being held in Goma in the northeast of the DRC – will examine community sensitization for the reintegration of women and girl rape victims, including approaches to change attitudes and behaviour of young people and men.Participants are expected to discuss access to medical and psychological care and the rehabilitation of sexual violence survivors, and also access to justice and the legislative frameworks at national, regional and continental levels. The conference has been organized by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region with the support of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the UN mission in the DRC (MONUC). 16 June 2008Government representatives, military officials, key community representatives and women’s rights defenders from across Africa’s Great Lakes region have gathered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a three-day conference focusing on eradicating sexual violence. read more

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British childrens author partners with UNESCO to help young people in need

23 June 2008The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is teaming up with its newly-named Artist for Peace and British writer Lauren Child to support children in need around the world. Under the partnership which will be launched on 25 June, Ms. Child – an author and illustrator of children’s books – and her publisher Hachette Children’s Books will donate the royalties from her best-selling book “That Pesky Rat” for three years to UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need. The funds will finance different UNESCO-supported projects for children in need, such as the Renacimiento Foundation for street children in Mexico City. An enhanced edition of “That Pesky Rat” to be released this month in the United Kingdom will contain stories of children in the Foundation’s care. Also part of the initiative is “My Life is a Story,” a campaign begun by Ms. Child to collect stories of children around the world who are participating in projects affiliated with UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need. Several of these writings will be made available on line at www.mylifeisastory.org. Ms. Child’s books have been translated into 30 different languages and have sold millions of copies globally. She was attracted to the quality of the projects the agency has initiated with its Programme for the Education of Children in Need, which encourage children’s artistic and cultural talents. Since it was created in 1992, UNESCO’s Programme for the Education of Children in Need has formed partnerships with more than 330 innovative projects in 92 countries, helping vulnerable children gain a better future through education and job training. As an Artist for Peace, Ms. Child will join other world-renowned personalities, such as the Canadian singer Céline Dion and the Spanish flamenco dancer Joaquín Cortés, who lend their voices to help promote UNESCO’s message and programmes. read more

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Following week of bloodshed suffering of the Afghan people must end says

“The violence this week across Afghanistan underscores the urgency of ending the conflict through a negotiated settlement. The suffering of the Afghan people must end,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, who heads up the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), in a statement released on Tuesday.“The Taliban-claimed attack yesterday in Kabul caused more than 100 civilian casualties. Taliban assaults in Kunduz and in Baghlan resulted in grave harm to the civilian populations. There were scores of civilian casualties,” he added.One attack occurred on an international housing complex in the capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least 16 people, according to media reports; this followed two major assaults in and around the cities of Kunduz and Baghlan over the weekend.Residents near compounds housing foreign staff are demanding international groups be moved to other locations, being that even aid organizations have been targets of deadly blasts.One local man told the Reuters news agency: “This isn’t once or twice, it’s the fourth or fifth time, all by the Taliban. A lot of my friends, a lot of my family have been wounded or killed.”Intra-Afghan negotiations, ‘the only solution’: GuterresUN Secretary-General António Guterres also condemned the spate of attacks, including the bombing in Kabul, saying in a statement that  “such indiscriminate attacks can never be justified”.”The Secretary-General believes that the only solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is through an inclusive process of intra-Afghan negotiations. He encourages all political leaders to work together during this period leading to presidential elections and stresses the urgency of ensuring security across Afghanistan.””Meaningful steps must take place now to obtain an immediate and nationwide halt to violence. The United Nations stands ready to help.” – UNAMA chief YamamotoMr. Yamamoto said that the UN “remains concerned about the harm caused to civilians by the impact of pro-Government aerial and search operations,” referring to aerial operations on 31 August in Afghanistan’s Faryab province, that left 12 civilians dead and five others injured, the majority women and children.The spasm of violence could jeopardize months of progress made on a peace deal between United States and Taliban negotiators, with the extremist group reportedly explaining that Monday’s bombing on Kabul’s Green Village, home to several international organizations, was retaliation for attacks by US-backed Government forces.With elections due to take place next month, “now is the time to seek unity and solidarity,” Mr. Yamamoto stressed, highlighting that security across the country during these times “is an urgent priority.”“As I have said repeatedly,” the UNAMA chief continued, “the ultimate objective in Afghanistan must be a negotiated intra-Afghan settlement to the conflict. Meaningful steps must take place now to obtain an immediate and nationwide halt to violence. The United Nations stands ready to help.”UNAMA has tracked nearly 100,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the agency began keeping count in 2009, with 1,500 recorded in July of this year alone.Earlier this month, as Afghanistan marked 100 years of independence, Mr. Yamamoto expressed hope that September’s planned elections would give voice to the people, and act as “a real possibility for breakthroughs in peace.”Following the mass bloodshed of recent days, he called for solidarity: “I urge all parties here in Afghanistan and abroad, to seize any opportunity for peace and come together in meaningful negotiations,” the mission chief stressed. read more

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Humane milk is a myth ad relaunched after ASA rejects farmers complaints

first_imgHe added that the ruling came at a time during Brexit negotiations when the world was regularly hearing how Britain’s farming industry had impeccable animal welfare regulations.The Telegraph can reveal that the Go Vegan World group is actually a spin off from an Irish animal rights group founded by a woman who was inspired to go vegan after she adopted two lambs. Sandra Higgins, from Slane in County Meath, set it up last year, after starting a “farm sanctuary” with 100 animals – or “residents” and “non-humans”, as she calls them – in 2008.Initially, she campaigned in her home country of Ireland, but after receiving donations she has expanded her advertising campaign to other countires. Last year her organisation, a not profit company, focused on the UK launching high profile and costly campaigns in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Newcastle Upon Tyne.The group is particularly keen on targeting university campuses, bus shelters, digital billboards and taxis with their highly emotive adverts.Writing on her website, Ms Higgins, who is in her 50s and obtained a degree in psychology from the Open University, says the pressure group’s goal is “the liberation of non-humans from human suppression and to support them in whatever way possible to regain their sovereignty.”She adds that she also aims to “let the animals be the spokespersons for their rights by their strong public presence”.The group’s YouTube channel  features videos including “You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Hugged a Turkey”.Ms Higgins dedicated Go Vegan World group to the memory of Matilda, a hen that she says she rescued from a “petting farm” in 2012 and died a few years later.Other adverts in her campaigns have featured a picture of a lamb with the words “She has one precious life” or a mouse with the headline “They trust us. We betray them.”But Mr Oakes urged consumers to support farmers at this pivotal time.“Animal welfare standards in the UK’s dairy industry are the highest possible,” he said. “I am a dairy farmer and what I do all day is look after animals who in turn look after me. Their wellbeing is my priority.”The advert at the centre of the controversy explained how someone became a vegan after visiting a dairy farm. Text says calve’s mothers, “still bloody from birth”, search “frantically for their babies”.Meanwhile, the calves “fresh” from their mothers’ wombs “trembled and cried piteously, drinking milk from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers’ nurturing bodies.“The ASA  said that while it understood concerns that the “emotional and hard-hitting” campaign implied some dairy farms did not comply with welfare standards, it did not mislead people.Instead, it said consumers would recognise many of the comments as the pressure group’s opinions.Ms Higgins welcomed the ASA ruling as a victory for human rights, adding that “dairy is inherently inhumane”. After the publication of the advert, which also appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, the ASA received seven complaints, many from those working in the dairy industry, insisting that the advert was inaccurate and misleading.But on Wednesday, the ASA rejected the complaints claiming people would realise the comments were the pressure group’s own opinions. But Michael Oakes, the NFU’s national dairy board chairman, said he was “angry” and “disappointed” with the ruling and felt sorely let down by the ASA. A controversial animal rights advertising campaign that claims drinking milk is inhumane has been given the thumbs up by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).The move has been met with outrage by farmers who claim the advert wrongly suggests that dairy farmers have scant regard for animal welfare.The campaign, which features a picture of a cow behind barbed wire with the headline “Humane milk is a myth – don’t buy it”, was launched in February by Go Vegan World, an organisation set up in memory of a dead hen. Go Vegan World founder Sandra HigginsCredit:center_img Go Vegan World founder Sandra Higgins 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.last_img read more

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Students sent home after African bees found in school building

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBees force nursery school in Sophia to abort classesJune 9, 2015In “Business”Anna Regina Secondary school remains closed due to floodingDecember 2, 2013In “Local News”Anna Regina Multilateral School to reopen tomorrowDecember 3, 2013In “Local News” – at Anna Regina MultilateralStudents and teachers from the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary on the Essequibo Coast were forced to vacate the school building due to the presence of the feared African bees.Students were sent home this morning (Monday) after teachers discovered that the main building was infested with African bees.The discovery was made at around 9:00 hrs today. According to a student, everyone was assembled outside of the building and asked to marked their names as being present before being sent home.“We were told that we should go home, since there are bees in the main building and we should immediately leave,” the student related.No one was bitten in the process and classes at the school are expected to resume tomorrow (Tuesday). The Agriculture Department of Region Two was asked to assist in removing the bees from the school building. (Indrawattie Natram) read more

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Smartbolt wins award

first_imgMintek has designed and developed an innovative safety monitoring device to warn of changing mine roof conditions. For the development of this innovation in mine safety, the SmartboltÔ, Mintek has won a coveted SABS 2005 Prototype Award.The Smartbolt is installed alongside conventional steel rock bolts in mine roofs for added protection and safety underground. Rock engineers can measure changes in sound velocity in the bolt, using an ultrasound monitoring device. Information can be gathered and logged quickly to determine whether any bolts have been bent, broken or overloaded. Furthermore, if a Smartbolt was located in an area that collapsed, and could be recovered, it would also be possible to determine the extent of damage from the information that was recorded earlier, prior to the rock fall.When stressed, this metastable bolt undergoes a microstructural transformation. Depending on the degree of loading, the bolt’s properties will change from non-magnetic to magnetic, resulting in a change in longitudinal sound velocity, which warns of changing mine roof conditions. The Smartbolt will enable rock engineers to anticipate and record rock movement.A portable ultrasonic (USM 25 DAC) monitoring device measures sound velocity along the length of the bolt. Its probe is applied to the head of the Smartbolt, allowing monitoring of changes in the microstructure that results from the stresses exerted on the Smartbolt by changing roof conditions.An additional attribute of the Smartbolt alloy is that its chemical composition allows it to function in mines with highly corrosive water. Also, results from the characterisation programme also show that the Smartbolt alloy has a good combination of high strength and durability. This makes it a suitable sensor candidate for extreme conditions of high tensile and shear stresses, similar to conventional roof bolts.www.mintek.co.zaThe Smartbolt is interrogated by portable ultrasonic USM 25 DAC device which measures the longitudinal sound velocity to assess any structural change. The probe is applied to the head of the bolt and the sound velocity feedback is used to assess microstructural changes that have occurred in the bolt as a result of the stress exerted on it.last_img read more

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Samsungs 4inch quantum dot display paves way for OLED successor

first_imgIn the world of large display technology the LCD still dominates the market. Plasma has fallen by the wayside due to its high power use, where as OLED holds a lot of promise, but is expensive to make on a large scale and has a limited lifespan.With that in mind display manufacturers need an alternative in case OLED advancements don’t happen soon enough to make it a viable LCD alternative. Luckily an alternative already exists called quantum dots.Samsung is one of the first companies to experiment with this new display tech and has recently managed to produce a 4″ full-color quantum dot panel. The reason quantum dots are being used is because they are potentially a far better solution than both LCD and OLED.Quantum dots have several advantages. When compared to LCD they use a fifth of the power making them automatically a desirable successor. As for OLED comparisons, quantum dots are brighter, will eventually have a longer lifespan, and cost half as much to make. Samsung has also said the new display can work with both glass and flexible plastic. So on all fronts it’s a no-brainer to continue researching and developing the tech for use in displays.Quantum dot technology is nowhere near ready for market yet in this capacity, but this first display from Samsung certainly holds promise. LG is also working with QD Vision to produce its own quantum dot displays.We have also seen quantum dots being experimented with in a range of other devices. For example, quantum dot sensors could allow for DSLR quality cameras in smartphones, they allow for warmer light emitted from LEDs, and are being tested for improving satellites and night-vision goggles.Read more at Technology Review and Electricpig.co.ukMatthew’s OpinionWe’ve been waiting for OLED to get cheap and large for a long time, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. Sony has now pushed the size of its OLED displays to 25″, but consumers want 32+ and as big as 50″ if possible for the mainstream.If that does eventually happen it’s going to be years, not months, and prices will remain high for the foreseeable future. Quantum dot tech on the other hand just looks to be full of potential. Cheap, low power, scalable, felxible, and while it can produce large displays it’s also suitable for small cellphone screens too. What’s not to like about this tech?The only problem at the moment is that the tech is so new. We won’t see it on the market for at least 3 years meaning LCD displays will continue to dominate. That’s fine as long as improvements keep coming. The LCDs of 2011 are head and shoulders above those of even 2 years ago, and it’s not like we are suffering with the quality. We’ve never had it so good for actual screen quality in the home.last_img read more

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New Apple patent says Thunderbolt and USB 30 compatible iPhones coming

first_imgOver a month ago, Apple introduced their newest interface port, Thunderbolt. Previously called LightPeak, the interface standard was built off of DisplayPort technology and aimed to consolidate USB, display, audio and networking cables into one superport, all the while offering superior speeds to even USB 3.0.Right now, only Apple’s MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt, but clearly they expect for the format to take off. What will help take off Thunderbolt in the long run is an in-demand gadget supporting Thunderbolt… and it’s easy to see that if Apple allowed their line-up of iDevices to sync with Thunderbolt, there’d be a very clear reason for end users to upgrade.AdChoices广告For that matter, you can say the same thing for USB 3.0? iOS device backups and syncing take a long time. So when will Apple start rolling out iPhones that will be compatible with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0? A new Apple patent may give us a hint.Apple’s patent is for a “Reduced Size Milti-Pin Male Plug Connector” and large describes a smaller 30-pin dock connector, but inside of the wording of the patent, there’s explicit mention of new support in the iPod Dock Connector for new transmission technologies.“Some embodiments of the present invention can provide support for one or more new high-speed communication standards,” the patent filing read, which then goes on to cite USB 3.0 and DisplayPort as examples of these standards.Whither Thunderbolt, then? Well, this patent was filed for in 2009, while Thunderbolt was just a glimmer in Apple’s eye. However, it’s worth noting that DisplayPort is the technology on which Apple and Intel built Thunderbolt, so there’s nothing stopping Apple from using this patent to inform future iOS dock connectors that are both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt compatible. And trust us, they will.Read more at Apple Insiderlast_img read more

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Fire breaks out at Northwest MiamiDade commercial building

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire broke out at a commercial building in Northwest Miami-Dade, Thursday night.The flames spewed a thick black smoke into the air above the building near Northwest 27th Avenue and 47th Street.No one was hurt, and the fire was brought under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Watch SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down In Atlantic Ocean

first_img Share NASA TV Screenshot by NPRThe Crew Dragon landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning, with a splashdown at 8:45 a.m. ET, as scheduled. The uncrewed craft had been on a test flight in which it docked with the International Space Station.Updated at 10 a.m. ET The SpaceX Crew Dragon hit its splashdown time of 8:45 a.m. ET right on target Friday, landing in the Atlantic Ocean after undocking from the International Space Station and re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.The successful test and splashdown is “an amazing achievement in American history,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who called the SpaceX flight the “dawning of a new era in American human space flight.”The splashdown was closely monitored at SpaceX’s mission control in Hawthorne, Calif., where parachute deployments and other developments brought whoops of celebration. The yells then turned into roars of cheering applause after Crew Dragon finally hit the water safely and well within sight of its recovery boats off the Florida coast.The Atlantic Ocean landing is the first in nearly 50 years for a capsule that was designed for humans, NASA says. The last such incident: the Apollo 9 splashdown on March 13, 1969.Successful splashdown of the #CrewDragon right on time at 8:45 a.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019Here’s NASA’s order of events for Friday’s deorbit:Around 7:45 a.m. ET: Crew Dragon separates from its trunk, “whose exterior contains a solar array that provided power to Dragon and a radiator to reject heat,” NASA says.7:52 a.m. ET: Crew Dragon begins a deorbit burn that will last 15 minutes and 25 seconds, putting the craft on its final re-entry path;Around 8:41 a.m. ET: Drogue parachutes deploy, followed within 1 minute by four main chutes.8:45 a.m. ET: Splashdown in the Atlantic, some 200 miles off the Florida coast. SpaceX’s recovery ship Go Searcher will then return Crew Dragon to Port Canaveral, Fla.The splashdown was the final test on this mission for Crew Dragon, during a flight test for a capsule that could become the first U.S. craft to carry astronauts into space since the shuttle program was phased out in 2011.NASA TV / Screenshot by NPRThe Crew Dragon capsule was fished out of the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast shortly before 10 a.m. ET Friday, with its surface bearing the scorch marks of its fiery re-entry.About an hour after it landed, recovery crews fished the Crew Dragon capsule out of the ocean, using a crane to place it on the “nest” — its resting spot on the aft deck of the Go Searcher recovery ship. In contrast to the pristine white hull seen in earlier phases of its mission, the vehicle now bears long scorch marks from its fiery re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.“We have a lovely toasted marshmallow sitting in the nest of our recovery ship,” said SpaceX Program Reliability Engineer Kate Tice.NASA’s live video feed allowed space fans to follow the craft’s descent.The SpaceX craft did not carry a crew on this demonstration flight, which began on March 2 with a launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Instead, it carried a sensor-laden test dummy named Ripley — named for Sigourney Weaver’s character in the Alien films. The dummy is part of the test to make sure the capsule is suitable for humans during space travel.“We measure the responses on the human body, obviously, and measure the environment,” SpaceX Vice President of Mission Assurance Hans Koenigsmann said before the launch. “We want to make sure that everything is perfect.”A piloted flight test of the Crew Dragon could happen as soon as July, when it will carry NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.Describing the re-entry process, Behnken said Friday on NASA TV that it is a memorable and emotional experience, both because it signals the end of a mammoth undertaking and for its physical qualities.“You actually see the light from the atmosphere, as it heats up the external portions of the space craft. You see some orange lights flickering, the plasma kind of go past the windows.”On the Crew Dragon, he noted, “the windows will be down near our feet on this vehicle. That’ll be our closest view out the window. It’s definitely something that we’ll be able to see, and know the outside of the vehicle is going through something pretty severe — and we’ll be hoping it takes care of us as it takes us through entry.”Beautiful view of the @SpaceX #CrewDragon as it successfully undocked from the International Space Station pic.twitter.com/ycnkagpJbx— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) March 8, 2019Crew Dragon also took a cargo of about 400 pounds into orbit. When the capsule returns, it will bring back a trove of scientific samples from research projects, along with other equipment.The SpaceX capsule passed a crucial test on March 3, when the commercial spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Its hatch was then opened by astronaut David Saint-Jacques and cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, who entered the capsule to perform tests.The SpaceX Crew Dragon is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, in which it collaborates with private companies to develop new options for human space travel — and end U.S. reliance on Russian space vehicles to get astronauts into orbit.In addition to founder Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Boeing is preparing an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner craft for possible launch next month, with a crewed mission possible in August.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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Cox Cable Testing Gamer Network Service to Reduce Lag

first_img Popular on Variety Inside the Slow Death of Cable TV The $15 a month service includes access for two computer users and requires Cox Internet Preferred 100 Internet service or above.In the terms of service on the website, Cox notes that membership to the Cox Elite Gamer Service permits users to route their game activity for select games through a dedicated gaming network.“The service does not include the provision of any other service, such as cable television service, high-speed internet service or digital voice service, all of which have separate terms of service and policies,” according to the site.The service lists specific games that Cox says will be supported by the service, including “Fortnite,” “Overwatch,” and “Apex Legends.” That list of games may change at any time, according to the site.The service also includes a dashboard that lets users access real-time and historical information on their connection health. Net neutrality rules voted down by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017 led many to believe that “fast lane” and “slow lane” internet was likely to surface. The idea is that internet providers could decide to charge companies like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube for better access to their customers. This appears to take that idea and turn it on its head, charging customers to have faster access to play games. Amazon Prime Video Added to Cox’s Contour Service (EXCLUSIVE) Related UPDATED: Cox Cable is testing a new “Elite Gamer Service” that is designed to speed up connections between gamers and games, but which the company says doesn’t prioritize internet use.The service began testing in Arizona this week and Cox tells Variety it plans to run the test for about three weeks. The $15 a month service only works with Windows PCs.“Elite Gamer Service” is actually a repackaging of WTFast’s own gaming service which is advertised as a technology that essentially finds the fastest route between a gamer and the game they’re playing.A Cox spokesperson said that the service is not a “fast lane” service and that it doesn’t do anything to the Cox network, but instead relies entirely on the WTFast technology to smooth out connections.Cox Elite Gamer “automatically finds a faster path for your PC game data, reducing the lag, ping spikes, and jitter that stand in the way of winning,” according to the official site for the service. The site also notes that compared to standard Cox Internet, users will experience up to 34% less lag, 55% fewer ping spikes, and 45% less jitter. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The Associated Press in 2017 reached out to a number of internet providers — including Cox — to see if they were considering paid priority. At the time, Cox said it wasn’t.Reached for comment Thursday, a Cox representative reiterated that the company has no plans to pursue “fast lane” internet and noted that this service would not run afoul of any net neutrality rules.Correction: Variety initially erroneously reported that Cox Elite Gamer Service was a form of “fast lane” service, when it actually doesn’t prioritize internet access. We have updated the story to reflect that and add more context.last_img read more

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Robots Replace Waiters at Chinese Restaurant Chain

first_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot First they came for the wait staff, and I did not speak out—because I was not a waiter.Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has opened a chain of restaurants where human servers are replaced by roving robots.As reported by the Agence France-Presse, this futuristic concept aims to raise efficiency and lower labor expenses.“In Shanghai, a waiter costs up to 10,000 yuan ($1,460) per month. That’s hundreds of thousands in cost every year,” Cao Haitao, an Alibaba product manager who developed the Robot.He diner scheme, told AFP. “And two shifts of people are needed.”Robots, however, can work all day every day without complaint; just plug them in each night. You don’t even need to tip them.This futuristic diner is Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s latest push into robotics (via AFP)The Robot.He eateries are linked to Alibaba’s Hema semi-automated supermarkets, where shoppers fill digital carts and watch as products are transported to the checkout via a conveyor belt on the ceiling. Customers can also opt for home delivery (a convenience already available across the US and Europe).Alibaba boasts 57 Hema markets—all of which will eventually feature Robot.He restaurants—in 13 Chinese cities, according to AFP.The novelty of mechanical meals is still strong, drawing queues of people eager to book tables and order food on their smartphone (no different from apps like OpenTable or Seamless).“The idea of a robot delivery food to our table is very innovative so we wanted to see it ourselves,” Ma Yiwen, who brought nearly a dozen colleagues to a Robot.He location near her office, said, speaking to the AFP.Cyborg employees—who never ask for a raise or workers comp—help keep expenditures to a minimum. Which, in turn, lowers menu prices.“Normally for two to three people, a meal costs about 300-400 yuan ($44-$58), but here, all this table of food is just over 100 yuan ($15),” regular patron Ma Shenpeng told AFP.Alibaba rival JD.com, meanwhile, hopes to entice even the most die-hard Robot.He fans, like Shenpeng, who visits once a week, with plans to open 1,000 robot-run bistros in the country by 2020.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Radiology Imaging | July 09, 2015 Agfa Introduces FreeView Technology With Telescopic Column for Mobile DR System Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic… read more AHRA Regulatory Update 2 CR to DRSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -5:09 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Technology | October 08, 2008 Agfa Features Line of CR Solutions Sponsored Content | Case Study | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 08, 2017 | By Ryan Garland, MHA, BS, RT (R) An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrade Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical… read more The FDR Go’s user-friendly platform helps to make the technologist’s job easier and improves the patient’s experience. Siemens’ Artis pheno demonstrates greater agility than 8-year-old Artis zeego thanks to elimination of ceiling cables. News | Computed Radiography (CR) | April 12, 2018 Carestream Installs Diagnostic Imaging System Near Mount Everest Base Camp Capital Enterprises, a Carestream distributor, transported and installed a Carestream Vita Flex CR System that provides… read more Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Remote Viewing Systems | September 28, 2015 White Paper: DRX Plus Detectors: Going from Good to Great The company that introduced the world’s first wireless, cassette-sized DR detector does it again. read more Agfa Healthcare will be displaying its line of CR solutions, including the CR 30-X, CR 35-X and the CR 85-X. The CR 30-X is a desktop, compact CR solution, reportedly providing clinicians with a high quality, efficient and economical analog to digital solution, ideally suited for the smaller X-ray facilities such as satellite units, orthopedic facilities, chiropractors and so forth. The CR 35-X is a versatile digitizer that is specially designed for decentralized CR environments and has a small footprint. The CR 35-X is a multi-application digitizer, offering the consumer three different image resolution modes. The CR 85-X is a multi-purpose digitizer, featuring 10- cassette drop-and-go buffer that eliminates loading times and reportedly maximizes productivity. The system is ideally suited for centralized CR environments. It is able to support the imaging needs of at least three X-ray rooms, supporting efficiencies on both a cost and flexibility level. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical specialties, located in west suburban Chicago.center_img Local porters carried the Carestream Vita Flex CR system on their backs for 30 kilometers to Kunde Hospital Feature | RSNA 2016 | February 01, 2017 | By Greg Freiherr RSNA 2016 Predicts the Future of Value Imaging There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding medical practice in this country. But, if the Radiological Society of… read more Related Content Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 03, 2018 VIDEO: AHRA Regulatory Update Part 2: CR to DR Transition Sheila Sferrella, president of Regents Health Resources and Bill Finerfrock, president of Capitol Associates, discuss read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Computed Radiography (CR) | November 01, 2016 | Sponsored by Fujifilm Decoding the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcement of the Consolidated… read more Technology | Computed Radiography (CR) | September 01, 2015 Konica Minolta Launches Sigma II CS-7s CR System Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the new Sigma II CS-7s computed radiography (CR) system, designed to deliver… read more News | Interventional Radiology | August 03, 2017 Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i 4-D Cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging for fast and… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 09, 2015 Agfa HealthCare and Hitachi Medical Systems America Partner in U.S. Market Agfa HealthCare announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Hitachi Medical Systems America… read morelast_img read more

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American College of Radiology Announces Program Schedule for ACR 2016

first_img Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more January 18, 2016 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced the release of the program schedule for ACR 2016 — The Crossroads of Radiology, which will deliver skill-building sessions that empower radiology professionals to deliver and document valued-based care. The ACR’s second annual all-member meeting will be held May 15–19 in Washington, D.C.“Today’s radiology professionals have to adapt their skills and methods to new healthcare delivery models and better understand the patient experience. The diverse, flexible ACR 2016 program provides practical knowledge and the tools needed to transition to successful future practice,” said Cheri Canon, M.D., FACR, program committee chair. Attendees at all career stages will benefit from this comprehensive learning experience, she added.ACR 2016 provides the forum to hear keynoter Ezekiel J. (Zeke) Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., an architect of the Affordable Care Act and a leading practitioner shaping the future of healthcare. He will address “The Future of American Health Care: What Is the Role of Radiology?” ACR President David C. Kushner, M.D., FACR, will discuss the role of radiologists in more accountable patient- and family-centered care. Andrew DeLaO (also known on Twitter as @cancergeek), who has an extensive background in cancer services, designing healthcare experiences and connecting patient communities, will deliver the annual Moreton Lecture.Special events include Capitol Hill Day, with exclusive meetings scheduled for members to bring the “Voice of Radiology” to elected officials; the Body MRI Boot Camp, a one-day version of the intensive practical course on body and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging offered at the ACR Education Center; and the Economics Forum.Sessions are organized in nine Knowledge Pathways, with more than 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) programming, including self-assessment modules (SAMs) and Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) and Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) credits. Attendees will be able to customize a personal agenda, sampling educational content from Imaging 3.0, the RLI, the AIRP (American Institute for Radiologic Pathology) and the ACR Education Center.The five-day meeting, which offers special sessions for residents, fellows and early-career physicians, will also provide the latest information about the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN), which assists medical professionals in fulfilling American Board of Radiology maintenance of certification (MOC) Part 4 requirements.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. center_img Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Imaging | January 18, 2016 American College of Radiology Announces Program Schedule for ACR 2016 Program will provide practical knowledge and methods to adapt to new models of healthcare delivery and improve patient experience Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read morelast_img read more

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Globus family of brands releases new 2017 Travel Agent Guide

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Tags: Avalon Waterways, Brochures, Cosmos, Globus, Monograms Share Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Globus family of brands releases new 2017 Travel Agent Guide TORONTO — Free marketing tools, details about agent discount policies and tips on how to qualify clients for Globus’ various brands: all are covered in the new Globus family of brands 2017 Travel Agent Guide. The 66-page brochure features Globus and its sister companies Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways.“We really regard this as a one-stop guide to selling our product with confidence,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family in Canada. “Not all agents are aware that as few as eight clients constitutes a group with us. That our four day Monograms City Getaways are offered in 29 cities around the world – a great way to start or round off a longer tour or cruise. Or that Cosmos is less expensive than Globus, yes, but also includes more free time so it’s perfect for the independent client looking for the security and convenience of an escorted tour.”The guide also outlines the companies’ respective online training programs as well as its travel agent discount policies. For a free copy, contact your BDM or visit agentlingo.ca.last_img read more

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Spotted on Alaska Airlines Naked man yelling Woohoo

first_imgTags: Alaska Airlines Share Posted by Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Spotted on Alaska Airlines: Naked man yelling “Woohoo!” << Previous PostNext Post >> ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska looked up from his audio book to see a naked man yelling and heading toward the cockpit.“I thought it was some kind of attack,” Nick Steffl said.When the naked man reversed course Monday night and ran to the rear of the jet, Steffl confronted him. Another passenger helped restrain the man and the jet landed safely about 45 minutes later. The man was transported to an Anchorage hospital.Steffl, 30, was on his way to Alaska for a summer tourism job. He said Tuesday the incident in retrospect had elements of humour but was not funny high in the sky.The man was assigned a seat two rows ahead of Steffl near the back of the jet. Steffl noticed the man watching a movie he’d seen, ‘The Disaster Artist’. The movie contains a prominent scene with actor James Franco naked.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksSteffl did not see the man remove his clothes but looked up to see him 15 rows ahead, running forward.“I heard him whooping and hollering like he was having a good time, ‘Woohoo’,” Steffl said.Steffl weighs about 185 pounds (84 kilograms). He guessed the naked man was about 22 years old and only about 140 pounds (63.5 kilograms). Steffl unbuckled his seat belt and stood in front of him. The young man went into “bro” mode, Steffl said.“He said, ‘Hey man, what’s going on?’” Steffl said. “And my adrenalin is just pumping. I’m in flight response, after a guy’s running toward the cockpit after a post 9-11 flight. I was almost raging at that point.”In a profanity-laced question, Steffl asked the man what he was doing. The man replied with a “smartass” response. Steffl slapped him. The young man was never violent.“I was the one that got violent,” Steffl said. “I slapped him across the face and he was like, ‘Oh, I like it’.”More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsWithin seconds, another passenger, possibly the young man’s father, pinned his arms behind him and escorted him to the crew work area, Steffl said. Flight attendants swarmed in and may have restrained him. Out of sight, the man shouted out crazy things the rest of the flight, Steffl said.FBI agents contacted the man in Anchorage but left him in the care of airport police, FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessio said.Airport spokeswoman Trudy Wassel said airport police responded to a “medical” incident on the flight but that confidentiality rules prohibited her from additional comment.last_img read more

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WJ Bradley Expands Midwestern Presence with New Partnership

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-12-05 Tory Barringer “”W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC””:http://www.wjbradley.com/, a privately held independent mortgage firm headquartered in Colorado, announced its expansion into the greater Midwestern region through a new partnership with the Chicago-based “”PinPoint Mortgage””:http://pinpointmortgage.com/.[IMAGE]””PinPoint Mortgage has established itself as a first-class residential mortgage lender in the Chicago market and throughout Illinois, and given the legacy of success and strength of reputation, we recognized the potential that establishing this relationship presented,”” said William J. Bradley, founder and CEO of W.J. Bradley. “”We found synergies between our culture and in our operating philosophies, and with these being two primary elements that consistently drive our growth at W.J. Bradley, this was a natural fit,”” he continued.PinPoint was founded in 2000 by Jack Brascia and has spent the last 12 years forming lasting relationships with homeowners and industry partners. The PinPoint team attributes those relationships to their dedication to service and family-based values that have come to define the company.The PinPoint team brings more than 17 years of combined mortgage origination experience to W.J. Bradley, having originated more than $1 billion in residential mortgage loans in the Chicago market since the company’s inception.””We instantly recognized how, combined with our long-standing position in the market, leveraging the support the W.J. Bradley platform could serve as the necessary foundation for us to the reach the next stage of growth and maturity,”” Brascia said. “”W.J. Bradley shares our values and our focus on honesty and integrity, which is at the heart of how we conduct business, and we look forward to leading the expansion of the Company’s footprint deeper into the Midwest.”” W.J. Bradley Expands Midwestern Presence with New Partnershipcenter_img December 5, 2012 461 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Couple attacked beaten and robbed in their home

first_imgHooded attackers beat up a couple at their home in Latsia, Nicosia early on Wednesday morning before making off with money, phones and jewellery.A 67-year-old resident of Nicosia reported to police that he and his 68-year-old wife woke up from a loud noise at 3.30am.They were shocked to discover three hooded intruders wearing black clothing and gloves in their bedroom. The perpetrators attacked the couple and beat them, demanding money.Before leaving they allegedly searched the residence and left with €150, three mobile phones and jewellery of as yet unknown value.The victims were taken to Nicosia general hospital where they were examined and treated.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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