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October 22, 2019

Nouveaux visages et nouveaux programmes dans le cadre de la rentrée scolaire

first_imgBon nombre de programmes éducatifs connaîtront une expansion cette année, y compris le programme ÉcolesPlus, qui a ajouté quatre écoles. Il est maintenant offert dans plus de 150 écoles afin d’aider les étudiants à se préparer en vue de leur succès scolaire et personnel. « Je suis ravie de souhaiter un bon retour en classe à tous nos élèves et membres du personnel scolaire pour une autre année scolaire fructueuse remplie de possibilités », a dit Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Le programme ÉcolesPlus offre des services tels que le mentorat, l’aide avec les devoirs et les programmes de santé, y compris des services de santé mentale, directement dans les écoles, où les enfants et les familles y ont facilement accès. Cette année, les efforts seront aussi concentrés sur les mathématiques et la littératie à tous les niveaux. « Nous travaillons avec les enseignants et les élèves pour leur offrir les outils dont ils ont besoin pour réussir en mathématiques et en littératie, a dit Mme Casey. Le ministère et les conseils scolaires collaborent pour faire en sorte que les élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse acquièrent les compétences et les connaissances nécessaires pour réussir lorsqu’ils quitteront le système des écoles publiques afin de trouver des possibilités d’emplois sur le marché du travail ou poursuivre leurs études postsecondaires. » Le programme Options et opportunités (O2) connaîtra également une expansion pour offrir à un plus grand nombre d’élèves des possibilités d’explorer différentes carrières. Le programme est maintenant offert dans 63 écoles secondaires et à plus de 2 400 élèves à l’échelle de la province. Les métiers spécialisés continueront de jouer un rôle important dans l’éducation grâce aux nouveaux centres de métiers spécialisés qui ouvriront cette année. Les élèves des écoles secondaires de Glace Bay et de Cole Harbour pourront profiter d’une formation pratique dans les métiers spécialisés. Les élèves et les parents remarqueront également des bulletins améliorés cette année, y compris des commentaires personnels sur les forces et les faiblesses de l’élève, ainsi que des suggestions pour appuyer l’apprentissage à la maison. Les bulletins incluront une mise à jour de certaines sections pour les commentaires, donneront des notes en pourcentage pour les élèves de 7e et 8e année, et incluront d’autres changements pour les élèves de la maternelle. Environ 118 000 élèves sont inscrits à 400 écoles à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Je souhaite à tous les élèves et les enseignants une excellente année scolaire, où tout le monde aura l’occasion d’explorer, d’apprendre et de grandir », a dit Mme Casey.last_img read more

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October 15, 2019

Why Quebec filmmakers are finding success in Hollywood

first_imgWhat it is about Quebec that makes its films superior and its filmmakers more sought-after than its Anglo-Canadian counterparts?Sure, we’ve asked this question before, but with Blade Runner 2049 arriving to widespread hype and praise, Quebec director Denis Villeneuve is just the latest name thrown into the debate.Now established among Hollywood’s hottest properties, Villeneuve is tackling Dune as his next project. Meanwhile Daniel Craig is pursuing him to direct the next Bond film and word has it that the long-gestating Angelina Jolie project Cleopatra is what he’s going to take a stab at. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Blade Runner 2049, one of the year’s most anticipated films, is directed by Quebec’s own Denis Villeneuve.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Villeneuve is the valedictorian in a class that also includes Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, Big Little Lies) and Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie, Chuck), Quebecois filmmakers who have reached beyond the border (and language barrier) to mount star-studded American productions.Meanwhile, in English Canada, we’re still living off the laurels of David Cronenberg and Sarah Polley.“In Quebec, we are less inhibited, artistically, culturally and politically,” said Falardeau, when I brought up the Anglo-Franco divide at the time he was about to step into the Oscar race with Monsieur Lazhar.“We are less focused on box office and less focused on comparing our films to American films.”READ MORElast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Kelly Jay Fordham is seen in this file photo Fordham died early Friday at a Calgary hospital following a massive stroke June 9 that permanently affected the left side of his brain, his son Hank Fordham confirmed. He was 77.Crowbar drummer Sonnie Bernardi described Fordham as a dynamic and dominant stage performer who pounded the keyboard through concerts to get the crowd off their seats.“Everybody in Crowbar brought their own speciality to the band, and Kelly brought his piano style,” Bernardi said.“A lot of the tunes came together on stage over the course of a few gigs. Crowbar’s style was never really to nail it down.”Fordham’s interest in music started long before Crowbar formed. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, he worked local nightclubs with his band Kelly Jay and the Jamies.Eventually that led him to Ronnie Hawkins, who was looking to replace his previous supporting act, which had split off to launch their own career as the Band.Hawkin’s new ragtag recruits didn’t stick around. When the notoriously prickly frontman started expressing dissatisfaction with their abilities, they split — or were fired depending on who you ask.Crowbar formed out of the wreckage, and recorded a debut album “Bad Manors” shortly afterwards. That disc would spawn their No. 1 single “Oh What a Feeling,” co-written by Fordham and bassist Roly Greenway.Fordham told the Hamilton Spectator the radio smash was written as a celebration of the year 1969.“There were so many great things going on,” he said in a 2011 interview.“Man had just walked on the moon, there was Woodstock, all that hippie freedom and on top of all that my daughter Tiffany was born.”Veteran music journalist Larry LeBlanc said “Oh What a Feeling” took off on Canadian radio helped by newly introduced Canadian content regulations that required stations to play a certain amount of homegrown music. The single was the first song to qualify under the rules, he said.Despite its persistent presence on Canadian rock radio, “Oh What a Feeling” and Crowbar never captured that same outsized influence in the United States. Fordham says U.S. radio stations blacklisted the song because they believed the lyric “oh what a feelin’, what a rush” was a drug reference, though he insisted it was not.LeBlanc said watching Crowbar stir up concertgoers in their heyday was a sight to behold.“Seeing them live was one of the greatest experience of music that I’ve ever witnessed,” he said.“They were like the Band, on speed…. Where the Band took the most thoughtful way, and say a left turn, Crowbar went the other way — in your face.”LeBlanc said the energy of their concerts was only accurately captured once on tape, on “Larger than Life (and Live’r Than You’ve Ever Been),” a 1971 live album recorded at Toronto’s Massey Hall. The double album opens with the rambunctious crowd whistling and chanting the band’s name for nearly two minutes, and closes with a nine-minute version of “Oh What a Feeling” that left the audience clapping and stomping in elation.Fordham, who towered at six-foot-four, leaned into his nickname “Captain Canada,” at times wearing boots emblazoned with the words and donning a wolf hat, while shouting out patriotic chants.“A lot of stuff we did was contrived to be an attraction… but that was one of the few things we didn’t contrive,” drummer Bernardi said.Fordham’s reputation as a showman even captured the attention of Lennon. As Crowbar recorded their 1972 album “Heavy Duty” in New York they were approached by the former Beatle who was recording in the studio next door, Bernardi recalled.After a friendly conversation about live shows, Lennon retreated to his workspace, but sent over an order of sushi for each band member.Fordham also found support in a young Margaret Trudeau who helped secure Crowbar a spot as the opener for her husband’s re-election campaign rallies.In the early 1980s, Fordham switched gears to host the overnight radio show on Toronto’s CHUM-FM — but his later years were beset by tragedy.His daughter Tiffany Rain Fordham made international headlines when she disappeared in Tokyo’s club district in 1997. She was never found.In 2006, the mother of his three children, Katherine Marsden, was killed in a car accident, and six years later Tami Jean, his wife of 15 years, died from heart disease.Fordham fell on financial hard times in the years that followed as he suffered various medical and psychiatric issues, including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and syllogomania, a hoarding disorder.The 2013 TV series “Hoarding: Buried Alive” dedicated an episode to Fordham at his Calgary home. Two years later, he clashed with local officials who threatened to tow an old tour bus off his property at his expense.Shortly afterwards, Fordham’s children turned to the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise enough money for their father to pay mortgage arrears and legal bills that accumulated during a hospital stay.Fans responded with financial support and other services, offering help in selling Fordham’s extensive vinyl collection and free storage space for other belongings.Over the years, “Oh What a Feeling” maintained its position in Canada’s rock canon.The song was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2011, and also gave its name to “Oh What a Feeling: A Vital Collection of Canadian Music,” a 1996 CD boxed set that commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Juno Awards.Fordham’s family launched a GoFundMe campaign earlier this month to help cover funeral expenses, saying that “his health and ability to play music deteriorated over the recent decade making it difficult to ‘Keep on Rockin.”‘By David Friend ~ The Canadian Press Advertisement Kelly Jay Fordham’s boisterous 1971 hit “Oh What a Feeling” holds a permanent spot in Canadian history as the first song to reap the rewards of the Cancon era, but the late musician’s friends say his larger-than-life personality stretched far beyond one hit single.As a member of Hamilton rockers Crowbar, Fordham rubbed shoulders with legends including John Lennon and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who recruited the band for his 1972 re-election campaign. And when health and financial woes beset his later years, dedicated fans rallied in support.center_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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October 7, 2019

Woman 21 charged with impaired driving in Cayuga crash

A 21-year-old woman is facing drunk driving charges after a single-vehicle crash on Monday. A witness told police a vehicle with two passengers had crashed into the ditch on Highway 54 in Cayuga around 5:43 p.m. Police say the vehicle was travelling southbound when it crossed both lanes and went into the ditch. Paramedics treated a female passenger at the scene and the driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening.Police say they detected signs of “impairment by alcohol” when they spoke with the driver and she was subsequently arrested. Lucia Crisante is facing impaired driving charges and had her license automatically suspended for 90 days and her vehicle seized for seven days.She is set to appear in a Cayuga courtroom at a later date.

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Big tech or big labour 2020 Democrats line up with unions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labour is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech.And the Democratic Party’s 2020 class isn’t being shy about picking sides.In a rare injection of presidential politics into a state policy debate, virtually every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded into a California clash between labour unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the very definition of work in a changing economy. In the run-up to Labor Day, Democrats lined up behind a labour-backed bill that would make it harder for tech companies to classify workers as independent contractors, who aren’t entitled to minimum wage or workers’ compensation.It’s a debate with national implications that labour unions love and the tech giants that created the on-demand delivery industry loathe. It also marks a fresh test of organized labour’s relevance and strength in the age of Donald Trump, who won the presidency in part by peeling away working-class voters long loyal to Democrats in a handful of pivotal Midwestern states.But in 2020, just as the nature of labour is changing, so too is the notion of the “labour vote.”Voters in many traditionally union-dominated manufacturing areas were once a reliable Democratic constituency, but they have gradually drifted to Republicans, driven more by cultural issues such as guns, abortion and immigration than by wages, benefits and pensions. Union members also are shrinking as a total of the overall vote.Still, in states with growing service and public sectors, labour has shown it is still capable of mounting large, influential campaigns on the minimum wage, health care and workers’ rights. Democrats largely have fallen in line, risking blowback from donors and voters in the powerful tech industry.“It says something about where the candidates think the primary voters are on this issue,” said Zev Yaroslavsky, a former Democratic supervisor in Los Angeles County who now works at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. They “may believe that labour can be more helpful to them than the high-tech companies can be to them in a caucus state or a primary.”From its earliest days, the 2020 Democratic primary has highlighted the renewed power of organized labour in presidential politics.Sen. Elizabeth Warren launched her candidacy at the site of a famous labour union strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Democratic front-runner Biden held his first rally at a Teamsters union hall in Pittsburgh. And under pressure from organized labour, Bernie Sanders recently added additional language to his “Medicare for All” plan to provide additional oversight for union members.“Candidates understand that our members have sky-high expectations, and that’s being reflected in their campaigns,” said AFL-CIO spokesman John Weber.The Democrats’ intense courtship of organized labour reflects a new urgency for the party after Trump’s relative success with working-class voters in 2016. Trump lost the majority of AFL-CIO voters nationwide, according to data collected the union, but he outperformed previous Republicans.Specifically, Trump earned 37% of the AFL-CIO vote in 2016 compared with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 56%. Four years earlier, Republican Mitt Romney earned 33% compared with President Barack Obama’s 65%.The courtship is playing out aggressively in California, which has a new, early primary date and new sway in the nomination process.Warren was the first to comment on the dispute between labour and big tech in the state, prompting home-state Sen. Kamala Harris, also running for the White House, to follow suit. Sanders has pushed similar legislation at the federal level for years and has expressed strong support for the California proposal.Among other candidates, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, rallied with rideshare drivers outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters last week, while former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has outlined similar plans and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he supports the bill.Biden, a Pennsylvania native who casts himself as a champion for organized labour, is staying silent for now, perhaps weary of getting in the middle of two powerful interest groups.The presidential attention has shone a spotlight on a growing political headache for an important part of the tech industry — headquartered in California — as it fends off pressure over privacy issues and election security. Democrats have struggled with just how cozy to get with tech companies that are revolutionizing the economy in ways many Americans enjoy but that are upending traditional business models.In 2020, a candidate’s willingness to confront big tech has increasingly become a sign of their progressive bona fides, even as they court young people who use the services and the tech workers who contribute to their campaigns.While union membership is down nationwide, organized labour is positioned to lend significant resources to candidates. In 2016, for example, the total labour sector contributed more than $217 million to campaigns nationwide with almost 90% going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Beyond money, labour unions can provide volunteers to campaigns to help with knocking on doors, making calls and other essential work that often distinguishes successful campaigns.If passed, California’s law would be the strictest in the nation when it comes to classifying workers. The new labour would entitle workers to minimum wage, workers compensation, unemployment insurance and benefits such as paid sick days.The rules would apply across the economy, but its impact on Uber, Lyft and meal delivery companies such as Postmates and DoorDash is dominating the debate. The companies say that treating their workers as employees would upend businesses designed around worker flexibility.“We would become vastly different services,” said Adrian Durbin, senior director of communication at Lyft.This past week, Uber, Lyft and DoorDash threatened to spend $90 million on a November 2020 state ballot measure if they cannot make a deal specific to their workers.The Democratic candidates don’t seem to be buying techs arguments. Buttigieg rallied Tuesday in front of Uber’s San Francisco headquarters with drivers on a three-day pilgrimage from Los Angeles to Sacramento. “If you’re working a gig that means you’re a worker and you ought to be protected as a worker,” he said.Harris, though a campaign spokesman last week, backed the bill even though she has ties to Uber, where her brother-in-law, Tony West, is general counsel. The consulting firm running her campaign, SCRB Strategies, is paid to lobby California lawmakers on Uber’s behalf.A change in California, the most populous state, is likely to have ripples across the country as both the federal government and the states wrestle with questions that arise from new technology and services.Illustrating the stakes for labour about who controls the White House, the California law could set up a clash with the Trump administration, which has issued guidance saying gig workers are contractors, meaning they can’t unionize. That’s a reversal of the Obama administration.Kathleen Ronayne And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press read more

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September 22, 2019

EHF CL Vive Kielce Barca Atletico Madrid and THW Kiel make it

← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL: Veszprem, Metalurg and Flensburg to TOP 8! Next Story → VELUX EHF CL TOP 8 DRAW: Possible Spanish or German derby! The last teams to participate in the EHF Champions League quarter-finals are known. Vive Kielce beat Pick Szeged at home with 32:27 and have therefore overcome the one-goal deficit from the first game. Thorir Olafsson led the Polish team with eight goals.Barcelona did not play as we are used to see them, but the 6-goal lead from the first game in Denmark made them feel comfortable going into this one. This has therefore resulted in only two-goal victory over Bjerringbro-Silkeborg with 26:24 (12:13). Rutenka scored nine goals for FCB, while Mortensen was BSV’s best with eight goals.Atletico Madrid won against Fuchse Berlin in was definitely the highlight today. In a thriller-game, Atletico Madrid scored a 27:26 victory, with Kiril Lazarov scoring the winning goal. Fuchse Berlin had the final attack and a draw would have been sufficient to see them qualify, but Jaszka’s shot went past the post. Lazarov with six was top scorer for Atletico Madrid, but game’s top scorer was Konstantin Igropulo with eight.THW Kiel were the final team to qualify to the quarter-final after they have won by four goals (30:26) in tonight’s game against Russian champion Chekhovski Medvedi. atleticoatletico madridBarcelonaBerlinbjerringbroChekhovchekhovskiChekhovski MedvedijaszkalazarovmortensenolafssonomeyerrutenkasilkeborgSzegedTHW Kielvive kielce read more

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EHF CL Kielce with 12 over Porto

EHF Champions LeaguehandballPolish HandballPorto handballVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story “ZEBRAS” BEAT SCANDI “DREAM-TEAM”: Jicha and Palicka for new Kiel’s victory Next Story → Hungarians win EHF CL derby: Veszprem beat RNL! No surprise in Kielce where hosts Vive Targi Kielce outfought FC Porto Vitalis 35:23. The very beginning of the match was a bit unexpected as Porto took the lead 4:1 but it turned out to be just temporary. Kielce team caught up with their opponent and got back on track; they could not gain a significant advantage though. Porto players were breaking through Vive’s defense quite easily while hosts were missing the goal. At the break Vive left the court leading by 3 goals (16:13). Second half began brilliantly for Kielce – in the first 6 minutes they scored 6 goals and lost only one. Sławomir Szmal also did his job in the Polish goal well saving i.e. a penalty shot and a few couterattacks. Poles were away by 9 goals and then Porto started coming from behind. However, Kielce did not allow them for much and took the full upper hand. When the victory could not be endangered anymore, Polish Champions attempted to score in more impressive way what the audience might enjoy. In the end Kielce won by 12 goals; top scorer for Kielce was Michał Jurecki who hit the net 6 times. Even though the result seems impressive, Kielce team did not avoid mistakes. Luckily for them, either there was Szmal in the goal ready to save the situation or Portugeses themselves gave their opponents gifts like attacker’s fouls or calls for passive play.Vive Targi Kielce – FC Porto Vitalis 35:23 (16:13)Vive: Szmal, Losert – Grabarczyk, Jurecki 6, Tkaczyk 1, Olafsson 2, Aquinagalde 4, Bielecki, Jachlewski 4, Strlek 4, Lijewski 3, Buntić 3, Musa 1, Zorman 1, Rosiński 1, Cupić 5 (1).Porto: Bravo, Laurentinho 1 – Carvalhais, Duarte 6, Santos, Ferraz 4, Alves 1, Amador Salina, Rocha 2, Moreira 2, Davyes 2, Santos 2, Pereira 3, Schubert.TEXT: Martyna Usnarska read more

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World Cup Hangout 2fms Paddy McKenna joins us to talk the World

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September 21, 2019

Verizon offers hidden 20GB shared data plan for 150

first_imgIf 10GB doesn’t look like enough data to satisfy your mobile surfing needs on Big Red, you’ll be happy to know that Verizon offers an unlisted $150 Share Everything plan that provides a full 20GB of data every month. For an extra $50, you’re doubling up on bandwidth that you can share on up to 10 devices. That’s $50 less per month than the same plan from AT&T.Based on what’s published on the Verizon website, you’d think that Share Everything tops out at 10GB for $100. For you to get up to the 20GB mark, then, it looks like you’d have to take advantage of the once-per-month $10 for 2GB and then choke down the remaining 8GB at $15 per gig.So why aren’t the plans listed on Verizon’s site? Company spokesperson Brenda Raney explained that the majority of its customers use less than 2GB per month. In order to keep things clear and simple on the website, only the bottom six tiers are listed. In order to sign up for 20GB (or 12, 14, 16, or 18GB), customers need to phone in and speak to a Verizon representative.“Who would need 20GB?” Raney continued. As of now, she’s probably got a point. But mobile internet use is skyrocketing, and it won’t be long before a single family with an array of connected devices chews through more than 10GB with ease. As far as who would need it right now, I dare say some of our Geek readers can think of plenty of ways to burn through that much data on the go.More at Computerworldlast_img read more

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September 20, 2019

Le racisme pourrait se détecter en observant lactivité du cerveau

first_imgLe racisme pourrait se détecter en observant l’activité du cerveauSelon une étude menée par des psychologues, les stéréotypes racistes auraient un effet inattendu sur le cerveau : ils agiraient sur la manière dont celui-ci voit les visages. Ceci suggère qu’il serait possible de détecter le racisme simplement en observant la réaction du cerveau via un scanner.En juin dernier, des chercheurs ont annoncé avoir découvert que le racisme était bien plus ancré qu’on ne le pense dans l’organisme et que le cerveau humain pouvait même être (inconsciemment) prédisposé aux préjugés racistes. En cause : le fait que les aires cérébrales qui détectent l’ethnicité sont étroitement liées à celle gérant les émotions. Mais des scientifiques sont aujourd’hui allés plus loin : selon leurs travaux publiés dans la revue Psychological Science, il serait possible de détecter les préjugés racistes en réalisant un scanner du cerveau.Pour en arriver là, les psychologues Tobias Brosch de l’université de Genève, Eyal Bar-David et Elizabeth Phelps de l’université de New York ont examiné l’activité cérébrale de plusieurs sujets à qui ils ont fait regarder des photos de visages noirs ou blancs. Plus précisément, ils ont examiné l’activité au niveau de l’aire fusiforme des visages, celle qui, comme son nom l’indique, est responsable de la perception des visages. Après cela, ils ont soumis les participants à une tâche visant à évaluer leurs préjugés racistes inconscients ou non. Au cours de l’expérience, les scientifiques ont alors constaté que les préjugés racistes modifiaient la manière dont cette aire du cerveau interprétait les visages en fonction de s’ils étaient noirs ou blancs. Plus parlant encore, Brosch, Bar-David et Phelps ont expliqué qu’ils étaient capables de prédire la race du visage observé, simplement en regardant l’activité de l’aire fusiforme, mais ce, uniquement lorsque l’observateur avait de forts préjugés racistes. Des visages perçus comme plus différentsÀ lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?D’après les auteurs, ces résultats montrent que la manière dont les visages de Blancs et de Noirs sont représentés dans cette région cérébrale diffère chez les personnes avec de plus forts préjugés racistes conscients, comparé à ceux qui en ont moins voire pas du tout. Ceci implique également que les personnes racistes pourraient réellement percevoir les visages de Blancs et de Noirs de telle façon qu’ils semblent plus différents.  “Ces résultats suggèrent qu’il pourrait être possible de prédire des différences dans les préjugés raciaux implicites à un niveau individuel en utilisant des données cérébrales”, a noté Tobias Borsch cité dans un communiqué de la revue. Toutefois, les recherches doivent encore être poursuivies avant que cela ne soit réellement envisageable. “Bien que ces découvertes puissent être d’intérêt au vu des implications comportementales et sociétales des préjugés raciaux, notre capacité à les prédire à l’aide de données cérébrales est relativement modeste à ce jour”, a précisé Elizabeth Phelps.Le 22 janvier 2013 à 18:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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September 15, 2019

14yearold girl found after going missing in Altamonte Springs

first_imgALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) — A 14-year-old girl has been found, Wednesday morning, after going missing in Altamonte Springs, a suburban city in Seminole County.Police said Mekinzi Corbin was seen in the area of the 100 block of Ford Avenue before being found.She was wearing a dark colored shirt, black leggings, black and white shoes and a fluorescent lime green backpack with black writing all over it.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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September 1, 2019

The Battery in This Phone is Five Times Bigger Than Yours

first_img Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest Stay on target Most smartphone makers put a lot of effort into maximizing battery life on their devices. Others take a more direct route.It doesn’t get much more direct than what Avenir Telecom did with their latest Energizer-branded phone. They didn’t carefully select the most efficient components possible and carving out the biggest space they could inside the phone’s frame for a lithium-polymer pack.They basically did that last part but in reverse. Avenir took a massive portable battery and carved out just enough room to shove a phone on top.AdChoices广告Energizer’s 18,000mAh battery phone is as thick as 3 normal phones— Mashable (@mashable) February 26, 2019Technically, the P18K Pop is a smartphone that runs Android. Behind its 6.2-inch, 2280 x 1920 screen the phone hides a MediaTek Helios P70 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage (which you can supplement via a micro SD slot). It has a pop-up selfie cam with dual 2MP and 16MP sensors and a trio of cameras (2MP, 5MP, and 16MP) on the back.What really makes the P18K pop is the battery that’s responsible for all the extra bulge. The reason this phone is a pocket-busting 18mm thick is that it has an 18400mAh battery.For comparison’s sake, the iPhone Xs Max has a 3120mAh battery. The one in Google’s Pixel 3 XL is just over 3520mAh. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has one of the biggest batteries you’ll find in a more standard-issue phone at 4000mAh.Energizer’s Power Max P18K Pop has an 18,000 mAh battery. That’s almost 7x the size of the iPhone XS battery!It’s the very definition of thicc @mashable @futureshift #mwc19 #mwc2019— Raymond Wong (@raywongy) February 26, 2019And yet it’s nearly 80% smaller than the battery in the P18K Pop. Apart from the added thickness and weight, it does take 8 hours to fully recharge.Here are some examples of you can do with the P18K Pop’s 18,400mAh battery when it’s at 100 percent, according to Energizer. You can converse on the phone for nearly four days, nonstop. You can listen to music every minute of the work week that you’re awake.Want to binge on some videos? Go for it. Energizer says the P18K Pop can handle a 48-hour marathon.More on Reveals Galaxy Fold, Three Galaxy S10sMicron and SanDisk Unveil World’s First 1TB microSD CardsThe Whole Front of This Phone Is a Fingerprint Readerlast_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Study shows rising ocean acidification likely to cause shrimp to taste bad

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers determine optimum cooking times for shrimp and salmon © 2014 Explore further Shrimp, as most everyone knows, is wildly popular the world over—but that popularity may be in jeopardy in the future if findings by the team with this new research prove true. Prior research has suggested that the oceans are growing more acidic as they absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That increase, the team suggests, along with an increase in temperatures is likely to cause stress to shrimp, which it now appears, will likely cause them to be less pleasurable to the human palate.It is no secret that animals living under stressful conditions wind up suffering degradations in taste—slaughterhouses, for example, attempt to surprise cows, pigs, chickens, etc., with a sudden isolated swift death so that they (and the other livestock) will not stress about their fate beforehand. Now it appears that creatures living in the sea may surprise us in the future with how they taste if they are forced to live under increasingly stressful conditions.The researchers raised shrimp for three weeks in water with a pH level of 7.5 (the level predicted for the oceans by 2100) rather than the normal 8—the water temperature was slightly higher than normal as well to reflect a gradual warming of the oceans by the end of this century. Other shrimp were raised under current normal conditions. All of the shrimp were cooked by professional chefs and fed to volunteer shrimp lovers who rated the shrimp on how well they tasted.The researchers found that the shrimp raised under normal current conditions were 3.4 times as likely to be deemed the tastiest among all the shrimp, while those raised in acidic/warm water were found to be 2.6 times as likely to be described as the worst tasting. The researchers also found that the fish raised in the more acidic/warmer water were 1.6 times as likely to die during the three week test. Thus, unless shrimp learn to adapt to the new conditions so they will not feel stressed, they might just find their numbers increasing as people find them less tasty. Citation: Study shows rising ocean acidification likely to cause shrimp to taste bad (2014, December 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—A study conducted by a small team of researchers with members from the U.K., Sweden and Canada has revealed that in the future as the oceans become more acidic, it appears likely that the taste of shrimp will become less appealing. In their paper published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, the team describes how they raised test shrimp in higher than normal acidic water and then held taste tests with volunteers. More information: First Evidence of Altered Sensory Quality in a Shellfish Exposed to Decreased pH Relevant to Ocean Acidification, Journal of Shellfish Research 33(3):857-861. 2014 ABSTRACTUnderstanding how seafood will be influenced by coming environmental changes such as ocean acidification is a research priority. One major gap in knowledge relates to the fact that many experiments are not considering relevant end points related directly to production (e.g., size, survival) and product quality (e.g., sensory quality) that can have important repercussions for consumers and the seafood market. The aim of this experiment was to compare the survival and sensory quality of the adult northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) exposed for 3 wk to a temperature at the extreme of its thermal tolerance (11°C) and 2 pH treatments: pH 8.0 (the current average pH at the sampling site) and pH 7.5 (which is out of the current natural variability and relevant to near-future ocean acidification). Results show that decreased pH increased mortality significantly, by 63%. Sensory quality was assessed through semiqualitative scoring by a panel of 30 local connoisseurs. They were asked to rate 4 shrimp (2 from each pH treatment) for 3 parameters: appearance, texture and taste. Decreased pH reduced the score significantly for appearance and taste, but not texture. As a consequence, shrimp maintained in pH8.0 had a 3.4 times increased probability to be scored as the best shrimp on the plate, whereas shrimp from the pH 7.5 treatment had a 2.6 times more chance to be scored as the least desirable shrimp on the plate. These results help to prove the concept that ocean acidification can modulate sensory quality of the northern shrimp P. borealis. More research is now needed to evaluate impacts on other seafood species, socioeconomic consequences, and potential options. A deep sea shrimp out in open water. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationlast_img read more

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August 29, 2019

First look at Neighbours historic samesex wedding

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Neighbours aired its first gay wedding and it was so beautifulNeighbors star Matt Wilson on playing a gay ex-stripper, getting hit on by guys and dealing with homophobesFans are very excited about Neighbours’ first gay sex sceneRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Wedding planned ahead of postal vote on marriageHonda, 30, reflected on his character’s journey with pride: ‘It is an absolute privilege to be part of what is and what will be a historic moment in Australian television.‘There have been so many parts of David’s story that have given me a great sense of pride – from discovering Paul Robinson was his dad, to his coming out to now marrying the man of his dreams.’In light of Australia’s plebiscite outcome, Wilson claims the story’s parallels were a coincidence: ‘The writing department actually fluked this!’The wedding is reported to have been planned several months prior to the the country’s postal vote on the issue. ‘While that was happening our country was trapped in a divisive referendum,’ explained Neighbours’ executive producer Jason Herbison.‘Would our story about love and equality even by legal by the time it aired? Thankfully love won and we’re very excited for viewers to see this iconic moment come to life on screen.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Network Ten have released the first pictures of the happy couple, Aaron and David (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda), at their ceremony. LGBT rights activist and actress Magda Szubanski joins the couple in the role of officiator, Jemima Davies-Smythe.The storyline, filmed on Tuesday in Melbourne, follows Australia’s legalisation of same-sex marriage in December 2017. The soap aired the couple’s proposal two weeks ago, in scenes which saw Aaron and David propose to each other on the beach.Both actors have expressed their delight at the groundbreaking story. ‘We are both ecstatic to be part of this huge moment and it stands alone as the highlight of my career,’ said Wilson, 29. ‘This storyline means a lot to me, my friends and to all the fans who love Aaron and David.’The wedding scenes were filmed this week in Australia (Photo: Network Ten)center_img L-R: Aaron and David (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) Photo: Network Ten Neighbours is set make history and air the first Australian TV same-sex wedding in September. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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August 28, 2019

Everything you need to know about the M6 motorway in North Staffordshire

first_imgTraffic on the A500 at junction 16 of the M6 Junction 17 (Sandbach) Just to the north east of Sandbach, junction 17 serves as a key route into and out of several Cheshire towns. To the east the A534 Congleton Road passes through Arclid and other small villages before entering, as the name suggests, Congleton. Westbound the A534 takes you through Sandbach and down to Crewe Green Roundabout on the outskirts of Crewe. Accidents between Junction 17 and either Junction 16 or 18 result in long delays on surrounding roads as traffic tries to work its way through Cheshire. Video Loading Video Unavailable Junction 14 of the M6 at Stafford South (Image: Sentinel) Junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent) Many motorists travelling to the Potteries from the south exit at junction 15 before travelling up the A500 into the city itself – with people travelling south from the city also often using it to get onto the motorway. Aside from the A500, other nearby roads include Clayton Road, which leads through Westbury Park and Clayton towards Newcastle and the A5182 Trentham Road – which leads to the A53 as it heads through villages including Whitmore, Baldwins Gate and Loggerheads before passing into Shropshire. Location of Junction 13 of the M6 (Image: Inrix) Junction 14 (Stafford North) Again as the name suggests, junction 14 lies to the north west of Stafford with three major roads leading from the junction. Eccleshall Road leads towards the centre the county town itself while in the other direction the A5013 takes you in the direction of Great Bridgeford. It is also possible to get on the A34 directly from junction 14, with the road passing through Stone before entering Newcastle and travelling further north into Cheshire. When accidents result in closures on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 and junction 15 the A34 often becomes heavily congested as people, some travelling up to the Potteries and some heading further afield, use the road to try and get around the delays. Click to playTap to play Traffic passes over the M6 at junction 17 Junction 18 (Holmes Chapel/Middlewich)Further north in Cheshire we come to junction 18 of the motorway – with the stretch between junction 18 and 19 experiencing almost daily delays due to broken down vehicles within the roadworks area. From J18 the Middlewich Road east leads to Holmes Chapel, while westbound Holmes Chapel Road takes you to Middlewich. Other junctions in Staffordshire and Cheshire Although the above six junctions are the ones on the stretch of the M6 covered by Stoke-on-Trent Live there are a number of others in Staffordshire and Cheshire which we also cover when the need arises. Staffordshire (from North to South) Junction 12: Gailey/Cannock Junction 11: Cheslyn Hay/Cannock South from here the M6 runs down to Cosford, via areas including Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingahm and Coventry Cheshire (from South to North) Junction 19: Knutsford Junction 20: Appleton Thorn Junction 21: Warrington/Irlam Northbound from here the M6 travels through the north west through areas including Preston, Lancaster, Penrith and Carlisle – with the route becoming the A74(M) as it crosses the Scottish border. Where are the service stations on this stretch? Watch Next Share this video Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAsk any motorist about the M6 and you’re likely to get an animated response. The motorway, which runs through North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, is perhaps one of the most infamous stretches of road in the UK – due to the number of delays drivers often face when trying to traverse the route. The stretch that runs between junction 12 (Gailey) in South Staffordshire and junction 19 (Knutsford) in Cheshire, is particularly prone to delays – with minor accidents frequently resulting in long delays on the carriageway. Accidents on the route also almost invariably lead to congestion on surrounding roads as traffic attempts to avoid the congestion. Quite often the Stoke-on-Trent Live digital reporters, who monitor traffic and travel and other breaking news across Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas from 5.30am until 11pm each day, will end up covering events on the M6 several times a day – primarily due to accidents and broken down vehicles causing lane closures. We’ve put together some useful information and interesting facts about the motorway as it runs through North Staffordshire and South Cheshire below. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. What stretch of the M6 does Stoke-on-Trent Live cover? Generally Stoke-on-Trent Live covers the stretch of road between around Junction 13 (Stafford South) and Junction 18 (Middlewich). This is the area we consider to be our core patch. However we frequently cover accidents and major incidents on the carriageway further south in Staffordshire (down to about junction 11) and as far north as junction 20 (near Warrington) – although again we do go further afield if we feel it is necessary. We also cover accidents and incidents on the M6 Toll road when we consider them likely to cause disruption to motorists from our region. Where are the junctions? From South to North these are the junctions frequently covered by Stoke-on-Trent Live. Junction 13 (Stafford South): As the name suggests, junction 13 lies to the south west of Stafford and just to the west of Cannock Chase. Taking the A449 north leads into Stafford and Rising Brook – while taking the same road southbound leads to Penkridge. Watch again Click for Sound Sandbach Services There are four motorway service stations on the stretch of the M6 motorway Stoke-on-Trent Live usually covers. Here they are, listed from North to South. All offer fuel, food from a range of eateries and some other facilities (although individual outlets vary between each) Sandbach Services: Sandbach Services is between junction 17 and junction 16 – with facilities on both sides of the motorway connected by a pedestrian footbridge. Keele Services: Keele Services is located between junction 16 and junction 15 – with both sides linked by a pedestrian bridge. It also boasts the only remaining Waitrose in North Staffordshire. Stafford North: Located, as you’d expect, on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 and junction 15. Unlike Keele and Sandbach, the service stations at Stafford are not linked by a footbridge and thus have separate entries. Video will play in  Junction 15 of the M6 Junction 16 (Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe) Sitting exceptionally close to the Staffordshire/Cheshire border, junction 16 of the M6 provides a key link for motorists travelling into either North Staffordshire or South Cheshire. The A500 is the major road running both directions from the junction. Motorists wishing to travel to Stoke-on-Trent take the eastbound carriageway of the D-road which skirts north of a number of villages including Audley and Bignall End before heading down into Stoke-on-Trent. Travelling on the A500 Westbound will take you south of Crewe, close to villages including Weston and Shavington – with the A500 coming to an end on the outskirts of Nantwich. What is a smart motorway? Stafford Services on the M6 southbound Stafford South: Located Southbound between Junction 15 and 14, in 2017 Stafford South received the dubious honour of being named the second worst service station in the UK – having received only a 70 per cent satisfaction rating in a survey by independent watchdog Transport Focus (Stafford North, by comparison, received a 90 per cent satisfaction rating) The two Stafford Services offer the only motels/hotels of the service stations on this stretch of the motorway. What stretches are being converted into Smart Motorways? The video will start in 8Cancel Play now We pay for stories! Send your videos to Two long stretches are subject to ongoing roadworks as part of an effort to upgrade them into Smart motorways. These projects are expected to take years and often result in stretches of the motorway being shut overnight. Ongoing restrictions are also in place on the Cheshire leg. The two stretches, which are affected in both directions, are: Cheshire: Between Junction 16 and Junction 19, this project includes expanding the motorway out to four lanes, installing 18 new emergency areas, adding 258 electronic signs and installing 70 CCTV cameras. The work is expected to be completed by March 2019. Staffordshire: Between Junction 13 and Junction 15. This project started in March 2018 and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.last_img read more

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August 27, 2019

Insignia Medical Systems Chosen for Oxford Image Sharing Services

first_imgNews | PACS | February 09, 2016 Insignia Medical Systems Chosen for Oxford Image Sharing Services Company’s InSight PACS will provide image and report sharing across the regional, multi-vendor environment 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 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 Image courtesy of Insignia Medical SystemsFebruary 9, 2016 — Insignia Medical Systems announced that Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) and the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has selected Insignia to provide their sharing picture archiving and communication system (PACS) service.OUH and the AHSN were looking for a provider who was able to provide a solution offering: regional MDT services; home reporting capability; regional audit and quality control; regional reporting services; and a regional research portal.Insignia’s sharing service proposal will enable images and reports to be shared between multiple sites, providing the first non IEP-based sharing solution deployed in a regional multi-vendor environment.Services will be shared between multiple sites, according to Insignia Managing Director Richard Dormer, including OUH and AHSN, Milton Keynes University Hospital and Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, among others.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Related Content 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 morelast_img read more

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August 18, 2019

US official Airstrikes killed 10000 Islamic State fighters

first_img Comments   Share   Meanwhile, the Islamic State group launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria, according to activists and Syrian state media.Speaking Wednesday to France Inter Radio a day after the Paris conference, Blinken said the airstrikes have been effective.“We have seen enormous losses for Daesh,” Blinken said, using an Arabic acronym for the group. “More than 10,000 since the beginning of this campaign. That will end up having an effect.”Blinken did not offer any figure for civilian casualties.In September, the CIA said that Islamic State group has up to 31,500 fighters, meaning that could represent a loss of a third of its forces. Despite that, the extremists continue to attract more recruits from around the world who come to fight with the group to expand its self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.It’s not clear why Blinken offered the figure, as the U.S. military in conflicts since the Vietnam War has been either hesitant or discounted such figures as indicators of success. Adm. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to offer them in January when asked by a reporter.“The less of these guys that are out there, certainly that’s the better, but the goal is to degrade and destroy their capabilities,” Kirby said at the time. He added: “It’s simply not a relevant figure.” The fatwa that was signed by religious figures including Jordan’s top pro-al-Qaida ideologues Abu Qatada and Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, as well as Abdullah al-Mheisny of Saudi Arabia who is now in Syria with the Nusra Front.In the Qatari capital of Doha, U.S. envoy John Allen said Iraq’s so-called Popular Mobilization Forces — which include Iranian-backed Shiite militias — have a role to play in helping take back territory from Islamic State militants in the Sunni-dominated Anbar province, but that they must fall under Baghdad’s control.Speaking at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Allen said leaders in Anbar “do not view these forces through strictly a sectarian prism” and understand they do not only include Shiite hard-liners.“But we also remain very attentive to and concerned about extremist militia elements frequently influenced and led by the Iranian leadership,” he continued. “It is critical that all forces in the battle space fall under the command and control of the government of Iraq.”The role of the militias is contentious among many Sunnis in Iraq, who fear they could enhance Shiite powerhouse Iran’s influence in the country and exacerbate sectarian tensions. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, later asked about Blinken’s figure, said he had “no reason to believe” the number was inaccurate, saying 1,000 Islamic State fighters were killed in the fight for the Syrian border town of Kobani alone.Meanwhile Wednesday, the Islamic State group targeted Hassakeh in an apparent attempt to reverse some of the advances made recently by Kurdish fighters in the northeastern Syrian province. Kurdish fighters have captured dozens of towns and villages there with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes and are getting close to Tel Abyad, a major Islamic State-held border town near Turkey.The extremists launched the push on the city of Hassakeh, which is split between government forces and Kurdish defenders, on Tuesday night.Syrian state television said extremists are battling for control of a juvenile prison still under construction on Hassakeh’s southern edge and have so far attacked it with five suicide car bombs.The TV report said government warplanes have struck the Islamic State stronghold of Shaddadeh, south of Hassakeh. An Islamic State-affiliated Facebook page said the airstrikes on Shaddadeh destroyed seven homes without causing any casualties. Allen, a retired Marine Corps general, is President Barack Obama’s envoy for the global coalition against the extremist group.___Associated Press writers Adam Schreck in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Lori Hinnant in Paris and Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top Stories Quick workouts for mencenter_img Syria’s state news agency SANA said another suicide car bomb targeted the city’s power station, causing damage and a power outage.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian air force is also taking part in the battle around Hassakeh and that Islamic State gunmen have entered the prison building. The group said dozens of fighters were killed on both sides, adding that IS brought reinforcements of about 400 fighters from the nearby province of Deir el-Zour.Activists also reported intense fighting Wednesday in the northern Aleppo province between Islamic State fighters and other insurgent groups including al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front. The Islamic State group has been on the offensive in the area where they captured several towns and villages over the past days.Also Wednesday, nine prominent jihadi ideologues issued a fatwa, or religious edict, in which they called on Muslim militants to fight the Islamic State group because they have attacked insurgents.“As the nation of Islam was waiting for more conquests by the holy warriors, the Baghdadis were stabbing the holy warriors in the back,” read the Fatwa that was posted on several jihadi accounts on social media, referring to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “They stopped the holy warriors’ march against the regime.” Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. official said Wednesday that more than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed by American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in nine months, offering a body count for a campaign that has yet to blunt their advance.Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s figure came after a Paris conference on how to stop the extremists ended without any new strategy to halt their campaign. 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August 15, 2019

Dispelling Fears US Adds 103000 Jobs in September

first_img October 7, 2011 436 Views Dispelling Fears, U.S. Adds 103,000 Jobs in September Agents & Brokers Bank of America Bankrate Capital Economics First-Time Homebuyers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Housing Affordability Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2011-10-07 Ryan Schuette The U.S. economy bucked low expectations Friday with news that it added over 100,000 jobs over September, masking other figures that continued to confirm the rising appeal of rental properties alongside a decline in homeownership.[IMAGE]The “”Labor Department””: released seasonally adjusted and unadjusted numbers for “”nonfarm payroll employment””:, which it reviews by tallying up private-sector and public-sector job reports.Nonfarm payroll employment tacked on 137,000 new faces in the private sector, alongside 103,000 for the nonfarm jobs payroll overall ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a solid forward step in lieu of pale figures from August, which saw the number of lost jobs eclipsing new ones.For the housing industry, whose employment numbers largely froze with payrolls last month, the new numbers reflected an ongoing dearth of interest among first-time homebuyers and consumer demand for multifamily rental properties.While jobs in the real estate industry totaled 1,395,000 jobs in September ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a 5.5-percent downward shift from new employment figures over August ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô new faces in rental and leasing services came out to 6.6 percent, with the industry creating about 521,000 jobs over the same period.The financial services sector reported only 7,603,000 jobs overall ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô an 8-percent decline from August to September, reflecting job-slashing and restructuring moves by mortgage giants like “”Bank of America””:, which more recently announced that it would lay off 30,000 workers and pull out from the mortgage correspondent business.Homebuilders averaged some 1,236,000 employees in hires, signaling a 15-percent upward shift from August to September.Speaking with _MReport_, “”Paul Dales””:, a senior U.S. economist with consultancy “”Capital Economics””:, calls the “”big picture”” for construction employment “”still pretty weak.[COLUMN_BREAK]””We know that homebuilders aren’t producing that many new homes at the moment and that means there will be only modest growth”” going forward, he says.””Businesses haven’t been quite as cautious as maybe we thought,”” he says of the employment figures, calling these “”a relief really, but in the grand scheme of things, over 100,000 a month is consistent with a very weak economy.””Polyana da Costa, a mortgage reporter for finance Web site “”””:, attributes the jobs facelift to a recently ended Verizon strike. She also says that mortgage rates will likely move up from “”record lows reported Thursday””: in the short-term but fall flat once more when investors see less improvement.Other figures in the jobs report showed far more dramatic losses for government jobs, which “”Gary Shilling””:, president of “”A. Gary Shilling & Co.””:, called “”usually a source of stable, high-paid jobs”” in a past interview with _MReport_.Payroll figures for the local government reported 14,076,000 jobs by September, not enough to stave off a 35-percent plunge in employment numbers from August. Local governments laid off teachers and other education personnel to the tune of 24 percent from last month, adding 7,833 jobs as the economy headed into September.Despite sharp cuts to the government payroll, “”Labor Secretary Hilda Solis””: cast the jobs picture in a better light in a “”statement””: by expressing encouragement “”by much of the recent data we’re seeing, but we know more must be done to speed our recovery.””She went on to praise the American Jobs Act, which she said independent analysis suggests could “”create as many as 1.9 million jobs and increase economic growth by as much as two percentage points, if enacted.””When will market watchers see the jobs front on a rebound?Da Costa ties still-tight lending standards and low consumer confidence back to a cyclical “”chicken-and-egg”” problem that prevents a housing recovery from delivering an economic recovery and vice versa.””You need the housing market to improve in order for the economy to improve, but until the economy improves, how will the housing market improve?”” she says. “”We’re locked in this situation where buyers don’t want to move until the economy improves.””Job security is a big thing right now,”” she adds, highlighting the still-high unemployment rate, which hovers at 9.1 percent Friday despite the job numbers. “”People don├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót feel safe in their jobs and many don├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót qualify for a mortgage,”” and the economic situation will likely continue dampening a housing rebound until job security improves.center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

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Consumer Sentiment Improves to NineMonth High

first_img A late-month measure of consumer confidence shows sentiment rebounded to a near post-recession high in April, though questions remain as to whether or not that optimism will hold out.The latest Index of Consumer Sentiment, released jointly by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, came to a final reading of 84.1 for April, resting one index point below its post-recession peak recorded last July. The improvement reflects a moderate jump from a preliminary reading of 82.6 reported earlier in the month.According to UMich’s Surveys of Consumers group, the pickup was due to a more positive assessment of consumers’ current financial situation as well as “renewed optimism about the outlook for the national economy during the year ahead.”However, Surveys of Consumers’ chief economist, Richard Curtin, expressed some doubt about future index movements: “The most important issue is whether consumers will show greater resistance to the backslides that have repeatedly occurred in the past few years.“Resilience among consumers is dependent on positive long term economic expectations. While near term expectations have improved substantially, longer term expectations for personal finances as well as the overall economy have remained unchanged from a year ago,” he continued.The two component indexes contributing to the headline number both improved significantly in April: The index gauging current conditions for consumers moved up to 98.7, a monthly increase of 3.1 percent, while the index of consumer expectations climbed 6.7 percent to 74.7.Overall, Surveys of Consumers found Americans were slightly more optimistic about future labor market conditions, though only minor improvements are expected as far as unemployment goes.Meanwhile, the group says, “[t]he main attraction of home buying conditions has shifted in the past few months toward a greater reliance on low mortgage rates and less emphasis on low prices. This has made the continued expansion of home purchases more responsive to changes in the availability of mortgage credit to potential home buyers.”Surveys of Consumers’ sentiment index precedes the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, scheduled for release Tuesday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect that measure to improve to a reading of 83. Conference Board Consumer Confidence Jobs Surveys of Consumers 2014-04-28 Tory Barringer April 28, 2014 459 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img Share Consumer Sentiment Improves to Nine-Month Highlast_img read more

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February 23, 2019

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White may have taken them from Carrey" Mark Burton Credit: FacebookAmong another claims Burton has stated that Carrey "never paid a dime" towards the funeral costs of his wife Furthermore he also expressed his belief that Carrey was controlling of White Carrey was a pallbearer at Whites funeral in Ireland with the worlds media reporting her untimely death Burton is now also asking that Carrey pays for a whole range of things connected to the funeral including burial fees Burtons lawyers fees and other small damages Carrey at the funeral Credit: PABurton has requested a jury trial Main image credit: PAPresident Donald Trump is going after Amazon again Just days after he posted a tweet attacking the retail giant for allegedly “pay[ing] little or no taxes to state and local governments” Trump doubled down on his argument In a tweet posted Saturday the president said the US Postal Service loses $150 for each Amazon package it delivers a figure that has been backed by some analysts That amounts to “Billions of Dollars” in losses a “scam” that could be rectified Trump writes if Amazon were to “pay real costs (and taxes) now” Amazon does collect taxes on any purchases made in states with sales tax with the exception of items sold by third-party vendors a category that makes up a large chunk of the site’s sales While we are on the subject it is reported that the US Post Office will lose $150 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon That amounts to Billions of Dollars The Failing NY Times reports that "the size of the companys lobbying staff has ballooned" and that… Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31 2018 …does not include the Fake Washington Post which is used as a "lobbyist" and should so REGISTER If the PO "increased its parcel rates Amazons shipping costs would rise by $26 Billion" This Post Office scam must stop Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31 2018 Trump has a long-standing dislike for Amazon as demonstrated by years of tweets targeted at the internet retailer Attacking the Washington Post which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is recurring theme in the tweets and one that was demonstrated again on Saturday Write to Jamie Ducharme at jamieducharme@timecomDuring the TIME 100 gala on Tuesday evening in New York guests praised the Parkland shooting survivors for the national gun control movement they have led in the aftermath of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb 14 “I admire them greatly" said comedian and television host Samantha Bee adding that of all those in attendance at the event she was most excited to see the Parkland students Actor Ben Platt known best for his starring role in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen said he was happy to see the studentsincluding Cameron Kasky Jaclyn Corin David Hogg Emma González and Alex Windrelaxing and having a nice time “Theyve been working so hard for all of us” said Platt Rajesh Panjabi the co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health added: “What youre seeing with the Parkland students … I think is reminding us . so we are worthy vessels before the Lord. according to Saybrook University psychology professor Stanley Krippner. Valentina Matvienko, while chronic stress builds up over time." they said Heatmap 2: Manufacturing PMIs new export orders and employment Turn to our first heatmap (above) Not too shabby at first glance Some headline PMIs are up others down The global measure even managed to tick up in April In Asia Korea Malaysia and Thailand remain below the waterline Taiwan’s measure while positive slid further – a good proxy for the easing electronics cycle China’s two measures headed in opposite direction: steady if uninspiring manufacturing growth Developed markets continue to outperform (chart 1) Japan bounced the Eurozone is still growing at a respectable pace and the two US measures diverged Chart 1: Headline Manufacturing PMIs New orders send the same broad message: easing fractionally in Asia Our new orders minus inventory measure suggests a further deceleration in output growth though not exactly a collapse (chart 2) Chart 2: Manufacturing PMIs new orders minus inventory and output growth Here is the kicker though: new export orders stalled Take a look at our second heatmap Only the Philippines Thailand and Vietnam saw a tick-up Note the sharp drops in Japan Taiwan and China’s Caixin PMI On average new export orders for emerging Asia contracted – the first time since December 2016 New orders as mentioned held up much better That implies domestic demand is more resilient (chart 3) Trouble is a sharp export downturn can over time drag down local activity raising risks to overall growth Fortunately so far employment seems to be holding up (second heatmap) although continued job shedding in China suggests that consumption isn’t going to sharply accelerate any time soon Chart 3: Emerging Asia manufacturing PMIs new orders and new export orders Silver lining Inflation Or rather lack there-of Barring big exchange rate moves few central bankers in Asia should feel the itch to follow the Fed any time soon Journalists in India are often a victim of death threats or hate campaign over their reporting Recently UN human rights experts called on the relevant authorities in India to act urgently to protect journalist Rana Ayyub who received death threats following an online hate campaign File image of senior journalist Ravish Kumar Screengrab from YouTube video Now it’s NDTV’s Ravish Kumar who is facing threat to life The senior journalist has alleged that the frequency of death threats that he has been receiving since 2015 has increased in the last month according to reports He told NDTV that it happened between 25-26 April when he had not been going to the office "Suddenly I started getting thousands of calls on my phone When I used to block one number I got calls from another and the kind of language used by all of them was derogatory" The latest in the series is from an ex-CISF jawan who has sent him a video message threatening to shoot him in his office according to a report in The Hindu Another person who claims to be from the Bajrang Dal in Uttar Pradesh has been sending him details of his residence address the route he takes from home to office? 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