GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP would like to advise that Dakota Hughes has been located. He is safe and unharmed.Hughes was reported missing on January 17, 2019.RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for assistance.
26 November 2008The current financial crisis, coupled with volatile food and fuel prices, threatens to undo years of hard-earned growth, stability and human development in Latin America and cast millions more people into poverty, a continent-wide meeting at the United Nations was warned today. “Next year, the social impact may be even harsher if governments and the international community do not bring forward adequate and effective responses,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) regional director Rebeca Grynspan told more than 30 social policy ministers and authorities from 18 Latin American countries gathered for the Second Forum for Social Strategic Thinking in Latin America.“Crises may affect the most vulnerable groups disproportionately, hitting hardest at the poorest and marginalized,” she said at the New York gathering. Latest projections by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) indicate that 10 to 15 million more people in the region will slip below the poverty line in 2008 as a result of food price volatility.Globally, 100 million people were driven into poverty this year due to the food and fuel crises and the number continues to grow. With 960 million malnourished people in the world, according to World Bank estimates, nearly 1 billion lives are at risk as unemployment rates sky-rocket, commodity prices remain volatile and governments face shortages in public monies and outside financial assistance. “We are faced with the challenge of preventing this crisis from becoming a human crisis,” UNDP Associate Administrator Ad Melkert said. “The effectiveness of how it will be tackled depends greatly on coordinated policy responses.” Latin American countries are responding to the new realities, with governments already placing a high priority on social issues and sustainable development through the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals, a set of development targets for 2015 agreed upon by world leaders eight years ago to improve prosperity, education, health and the environment. The region is also witnessing a new generation of participatory social policies as civil society becomes increasingly more involved in its building process.The two-day forum, convened by UNDP and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), will also stress the need to focus on challenges facing youth, one of the region’s most vulnerable populations, with an estimated 25 per cent of young people excluded from the labour market and the education system. “It is particularly in these times of uncertainty that governments need to make sure to implement policies that protect social coverage. This is crucial for safeguarding our future,” UNDP regional Chief Advisor Bernardo Kliksberg said.
A special unit has been established to record complaints on the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga project.The special unit to record complaints on any irregularities related to the project has been established by President Maithripala Sirisena. Information can be provided via telephone numbers 011-20134159 and 011-2879976 with evidence or entries can be sent to the Director (reference) Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, No 416/C/1, Robert Gunerawardena Mawatha, Battaramulla. The construction of the Moraghakanda-Kalu Gaga reservoir which is the largest multi- purpose development project in Sri Lanka, constructed at a cost of Rs.23000 million, is said to have been completed without any delays or any irregularities. (Colombo Gazette)
SAN FRANCISCO — When people hear the name Ed Hardy, they likely think of the flashy, tiger- and skull-emblazoned clothing that rocketed to popularity in the 2000s, appearing on the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and cast members from the reality TV show “Jersey Shore.”Others recognize Hardy as a trailblazing tattooer whose unique designs were licensed for use on apparel and merchandise, and whose legacy transcends the brand’s current notoriety.But few know him as a prolific fine artist.“The clothing was one little blip on his whole career, which was staggering,” said Mary Joy Scott, a tattoo artist who apprenticed under Hardy and works at the San Francisco shop he founded, Tattoo City.Five miles (8 kilometres) southwest of Tattoo City, a lively exhibition opening Friday at the de Young Museum sheds light on Hardy as wide-ranging artist and tattoo pioneer. Through 300 paintings, prints, drawings and objects, “Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin” is the first retrospective of his work and shows how Hardy intertwined fine art with tattooing to push both forward.“Ed Hardy’s mission (was) to elevate the tattoo form from its subculture status back in the 1960s at least to a level of a folk art. I think he surpassed that,” said curator Karin Breuer. “Here it is in museum culture.”The exhibition, which follows Hardy’s donation of 152 prints to the museum, bursts with colour as it tracks the 74-year-old artist’s evolution.It features crayon drawings of sample tattoos Hardy made as a 10-year-old, when he set up a tattoo shop for friends in his Southern California neighbourhood of Corona del Mar. Prints from his college days at the San Francisco Art Institute are displayed alongside lithographs and etchings by the likes of Rodolphe Bresdin and Gordon Cooke, who inspired Hardy.“I’m part of a continuum,” Hardy said of his art idols. “There’s a lot more to my life than tattooing.”One of the first pieces in “Deeper than Skin” is a 1967 print entitled “Future Plans,” in which a then-undergraduate Hardy, with only a few tattoos, portrays himself as fully inked. The exhibition comes full circle with its final image, a blown-up 2009 photo of a bare-chested, tattoo-covered Hardy, now a full-fledged artist retired from tattooing thanks to the financial windfall of the clothing brand.Visitors can get a projected animation of a Hardy tattoo design “applied” to their skin. They can also walk along a snaking, 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) scroll suspended from the ceiling on which Hardy painted 2,000 dragons in the year 2000.“Ed Hardy is the only tattooer in the Western world who could merit a show of this kind,” said Matt Lodder, a University of Essex professor who studies the history of tattoo as art. “Tattooers of a particular mode are all working, whether they know it or not, in a kind of pattern Ed Hardy was the first to lay down.”When Hardy began tattooing in 1967 after abandoning plans to attend Yale art school, he was one of the few American tattoo artists with a fine arts background. Hardy was also the first Western tattoo artist to study traditional Japanese tattooing abroad. When he returned stateside, Hardy blended those techniques with the American sailor and military tattoo types to develop his signature style: colorful hearts, clouds, dragons, daggers, roses and ribbons with bold, black outlines.In 1974, Hardy moved away from offering pre-designed “flash” tattoos towards made-to-order work, an approach that’s now the norm. Before Hardy, no other tattoo shop operated that way. The exhibition displays Hardy’s custom pencil sketches and watercolours beneath photographs of the works inked on human bodies.“It’s rather shocking to some people that we can jump from an exhibition of Monet paintings to an exhibition of a tattoo artist,” Breuer said.The de Young offers discounts for tattooed visitors in an attempt to attract a wider demographic. The retrospective, which runs through Oct. 6, marks changing sensibilities in the art world as museums embrace tattoo as fine art.An overlapping exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum showcases tattoos in Japanese prints.“It’s a terrific affirmation, not only for myself, but for a lot of the old bandits and pirates that helped me in the business,” Hardy said. “They operated outside polite society, outside of the structure that controls what people think of as art.”Samantha Maldonado, The Associated Press
by Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press Posted Sep 2, 2014 8:33 am MDT IMF says Ukraine could need billions in additional aid if fighting persists BRUSSELS – While Ukraine’s leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country’s battered economy.Ukraine might need billions in additional support if the fighting between the military and the separatists in the country’s east persists through next year, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. Only covering the shortfall in the central bank’s reserves would require an additional $19 billion by the end of 2015, the fund said.If the fighting eases over the coming months, the country’s economy would still be shrinking by a sharp 6.5 per cent this year, with meagre growth on the horizon next year, according to the IMF. Analysts, however, say the damage to Ukraine’s gross domestic product is likely to be even more severe.“There is no end in sight to the conflict, so it’s almost impossible to make growth forecasts,” said Timothy Ash, the head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank in London. “The recession this year will be deeper — maybe minus 8 per cent — and there will be no recovery next year.”Just as for the military stand-off in the east, Russia’s actions will be key to the country’s economic future, too.“Risks loom large” because of the fighting and the unresolved dispute with Russia over prices on gas imports and arrears, the IMF acknowledged in its first in-depth assessment since granting the country a $17 billion bailout program in March. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Read: Sold: Government selects winning €1.12 billion bid for Bord Gáis Energy >Read: Irish Water will not cut off supply to homes over unpaid charges > OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE been lining up to criticise the announcement by the Government that Bord Gáis Energy will be sold early next year.Fianna Fáil have described timing of the proposed deal as “deeply cynical” given it was announced on the eve of Ireland’s exit from the bailout programme.The Government announced earlier this evening that the company would be sold to a consortium headed Centrica plc which operates British Gas for €1.12 billion, reaction has been swift this evening however.“The Labour Party is clearly hoping that with the upcoming weekend of self-praise marking the scheduled end of the programme of assistance, this u-turn and betrayal of key Labour Party election promises will escape proper scrutiny, ” Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said this evening.Despite the spin from Government, there was never any agreement to sell the company and now that the state is meeting its financial targets without having to sell the company, there is no reason to proceed. The driving force here is simply Fine Gael ideology.Moynihan also said that it appears as if Bord Gáis Energy is being sold “at significantly less than the estimated fair market price”.Sinn Féin have also questioned the €1.12 billion valuation put forward by the chosen bidder, saying that the sale of the company’s interests in wind energy are particularly “shortsighted” given the potential demand for clean energy:“Bord Gáis Energy is already a significant stakeholder in wind energy and is poised to further expand its interests. That will be worth far more than the sale price agreed as the proportion of electricity generated by wind increases, ” argued the party’s energy spokesperson Michael Colreavy TD.Colreavy described the sale as ”a betrayal of the massive amount of public money invested to date”.Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins echoed Colreavy’s accusation of “betrayal”.“The privatisation of Bord Gáis Energy is a treacherous betrayal of the Irish people and of energy workers,” the Dublin West TD said in a statement. ”This privatisation is the fruit of the disastrous policy of capitulation to the Troika representing the European financial markets.”He called for the sale to be resisted by unions and workers:The track record of privatised companies has been a disaster with dire consequences for the jobs and conditions of the workers involved. Workers and the trade unions should now mobilise and actively resist the privatisation of Bord Gáis Energy.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Hellenic Council (AHC) has fired back at World Council of Hellenes (SAE) Oceania and the Far East head, George Angelopoulos. In a lengthy letter that was published in Neos Kosmos on Thursday the president of AHC, Nikos Lalopoulos used tough language to fend off the criticism waged against his organisation by Mr Angelopoulos. In an interview with Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE), the head of SAE Oceania had called for the dismantling of AHC and its re-establishment from scratch. Mr Lalopoulos expressed serious objections with the way Mr Angelopoulos chose to raise the issue through the media. “Why this sudden antipathy towards the National Council [AHC],” Mr Lalopoulos asked in his open letter. He further asserted that what Mr Angelopoulos claimed in his comments to NKEE about AHC were “unfounded and diversionary accusations” that set a dangerous precedent. Mr Lalopoulos claims that the head of SAE Oceania is attempting through his actions to bluntly interfere in the “internal affairs of AHC.”The row between the two organisations was sparked after the decision of AHC to bar the participation of SAE on the second day of its yearly conference in Canberra during which meetings are held amongst members of AHC and Australian politicians. The reasoning behind it, argues Mr Lalopoulos, is that SAE is representing the Greek government in the Diaspora and therefore its role can only be advisory. He further argues that SAE is welcome to take part on the first day of the conference in order to submit its proposals and discuss the issues of interest to Hellenism. Sources close to both organisations who spoke to NKEE, claim that the AHC was always contemplating about the participation of SAE in its ranks but the latest decision was the aftermath of a tense two day Conference that took place in late June. It has been reported in the NKEE that heated arguments overshadowed the collective effort, although certain AHC members have tried to discredit the report.An AHC official who spoke to NKEE on the condition of anonymity defended Mr Lalopoulos’ letter and pointed out that SAE’s tactic of calling open meetings where non-members are invited and decisions are being reached has caused a stir in Greek community circles in Sydney. The leadership of AHC had been based in Sydney for many years but last year it was decided for the reigns to be handed to Melbourne. Yet, it is unclear as to who holds the leadership position as the official that has been announced to the media is the coordinator of AHC, Patricia Drivas. Mr Lalopoulos, however, is signed his letter as the president of AHC. The confusion is further exacerbated by the fact that the Victorian branch of the AHC is not yet incorporated. The AHC official explained that incorporation will be occurring shortly, although more than a year has already lapsed since the change of power.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek bankers stressed this week the need for an agreement to be reached between the government and Greece’s eurozone peers that will confirm the country’s European prospects, as the outpour of deposits continued unabated.Thursday was another tough day for bank liquidity, as depositors continued to withdraw their savings for fear of a rift in talks between Athens and the eurozone.Banks estimate that since the start of the week accounts have seen their balance shrink by another 2 billion euros and acknowledge that unless this trend is contained and reversed they risk finding themselves in big trouble without the dynamic intervention of the European Central Bank (ECB).The ECB, however, has appeared reluctant to offer additional support without an agreement between the eurozone and the Greek government. On Wednesday the ECB’s governing council approved a small increase of emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greece (by 3.3 billion euros), which can only marginally cover the needs of local lenders for the next few days. It was a move that was seen as an ultimatum of sorts for an agreement to be reached today in Brussels.In the same context, the ECB’s Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is planning to put pressure on domestic banks to reduce their exposure to Greek sovereign debt if today’s negotiations do not come to a positive conclusion.There was major concern generated on Thursday in Athens from a report in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung according to which ECB board members reacted in Wednesday’s meeting to the raising of the ELA ceiling, calling for the imposition of restrictions in capital flows.ECB sources later refuted the report, but local bank officials conceded that as long as uncertainty continues, the chances of some sort of restrictions being imposed are growing. If there is an agreement at Friday’s Eurogroup the clouds of doubt will be dispelled. If not, the upcoming three-day weekend may likely test the Greek credit system to its limits, they say.In a meeting on Thursday between Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, the former said that the outflow from the credit system is under control, adding that “we are here to avoid an accident”.Bank officials, however, make no secret of their concern about the course of negotiations and the uncontrolled rumours that undermine confidence, noting that a liquidity accident could come about at any moment without any major or dramatic event triggering it.On the possibility of capital controls, they note that this is an exceptionally complex issue that would have a very serious psychological impact on citizens and the market, as well as on the day-to-day operation of businesses.
Bees Can Do Basic ArithmeticHow Life in Space Strains the Human Body If you’re honest with yourself, there’s probably at least one competition show you can’t get enough of. Even if you prefer scripted drama over reality TV, I’m willing to bet there’s one out there that got its hooks in you. There’s just something captivating about watching idols sing, celebrities dance and British people bake. FOX is hoping to put the same spotlight on skills that don’t normally get their own reality shows.Kal Penn hosts the upcoming reality competition show, Superhuman, which features contestants with extraordinary abilities. While we probably won’t find any actual superheroes on the show (though wouldn’t that be a great twist), a press release from FOX says we’ll see regular people with incredible mental abilities. Contestants will show off their “nearly superhuman” senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, memory and more for a chance at winning $50,000. Their skills will face a difficult series of tests to determine whose above-average ability is the strongest.We got a clip from the competition show featuring a man who is probably better at math than any of us will ever be. His challenge: figure out the price of a car based on the details given to him by a fast-talking car salesman. (The salesman in question appears to be John Moschitta Jr., the guy from those old Fed-Ex and Micro Machines commercials.) The contestant, Mike Byster, is a Mensa member who developed his own system that allows him to quickly solve complex equations in his head.As our favorite shows take a break for the summer, it’s the perfect time to get sucked into a reality competition show, and we’ll probably see people do some pretty cool stuff on this one. Skills like this aren’t usually highlighted on TV, and it’s cool that a game show is being built around abilities that are both useful life skills and cool party tricks. Plus, Kal Penn is incredibly charismatic, and his presence alone should make for a fun diversion while we wait for fall.Superhuman premieres on June 12 at 9 p.m. on FOX. Stay on target
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he doesn’t believe he’s the reason why players are committing their futures to the club.English midfielder, Dele Alli became the latest player to sign a new long-term deal on Monday when he agreed terms on a six-year deal to take him through to the summer of 2024.The former MK Dons player joined Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Heung-min Son, Davinson Sanchez and Harry Winks ad players who have all agreed new contracts over the past few months.Alli revealed Pochettino was the main reason for him agreeing to stay, but the former Southampton manager is keen to stay modest.“They have confidence in me, yes of course. But it is not that they attached to me only,” he said, according to Sky Sports.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It is about the club, it is about many things. If I believe Dele or a different player is only going to sign a contract because of me, it is a bad feeling, or I am wrong in my head.”“I think for me the most important thing… I think the club always need to be above the manager, the player.”“You need to feel you are going to play of course but it is about wanting to play for Tottenham.”“You need to play for something that is bigger than a person. It is nice to hear the player say one of the reasons is the manager or the chairman or the new stadium is so exciting.”“I want to hear them say I want to play for Tottenham, to make history, to touch glory with this badge.”
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti insists they continue to aim high, despite being knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool this weekThe Light Blues headed over to Anfield on Tuesday as Group C leaders with only a draw needed to ensure a last-16 spot.Instead, Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal ensured Liverpool of a 1-0 win that ultimately demoted Napoli to third in the group table after Paris Saint-Germain also leapfrogged them by beating Red Star Belgrade 4-1.But, speaking ahead to Sunday’s visit to Cagliari, Ancelotti insists the team remain ambitious as they look to close their eight-point gap to leaders Juventus in the Serie A.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.”There’s disappointment but also the knowledge that the defeat doesn’t change anything in terms of our ambition,” said Ancelotti, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.“Even at the club’s level, everything was handled well and with balance. We have set aside the disappointment and look forward with optimism to the rest of the season.“We knew there would be difficulty in the Champions League but we proved we could compete with the top teams in Europe”The Cagliari-Napoli game at the Sardegna Arena will begin at 18:00 (CET) on Sunday.
Condé Nast has pulled the plug on Style.com and folded it into the e-commerce platform Farfetch. All of the brand’s assets, including its trademark, inventory of merchandise and customer database, now belong to Farfetch, according to a memo from Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International, sent to staff. “We have long felt that inspirational content is a natural part of any luxury shopping experience,” says Neves in a release. “In the same way as we empower the fashion industry and connect consumers with the world’s best brands and boutiques, we want to connect them with outstanding content.” Style.com has already shuttered and the URL redirects to Farfetch. Condé Nast has also revealed in a release that there will be an ongoing business collaboration with Farfetch, which will include a technology connection to enable product integration into Condé Nast’s content, shopping guides created by its publications that’ll highlight products from Farfetch, as well as distribution of shoppable content across Condé Nast digital and social platforms. In the memo, Newhouse notes that, for some of the Style.com staff, there may be opportunities at Condé Nast. He also writes that Farfetch has some vacancies, but the company has essentially laid off an undisclosed number of employees without any reassignment plans. Farfetch, which already has business connections with CN through its parent company Advance, is a tech, e-commerce and logistics platform that was founded in 2007 by José Neves. He goes on to say that, what both companies are labeling as a partnership, will significantly change the retail experience for Farfetch’s customers, and he views it as a natural step in Farfetch’s approach “to commerce and our strategic vision to connect those who create fashion, curate fashion and develop fashion content.” In his memo, Newhouse says that three and a half years ago Condé Nast started Style.com with the aim of creating a worldwide e-commerce business. The site attracted over 300 brands, despite operating in a very competitive marketplace. Sadly, the results of the business fell far short of where Newhouse had hoped they would be and the decision to move on from Style.com was made after exploring “all other alternatives.”
Shell Finds Fracture in Icebreaker HullLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.An icebreaker leased to Shell had to return to Dutch Harbor early Friday morning after its hull was found to have a rupture.Rep. Young Files an Amendment To Block ANWR Wilderness PlanLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Alaska Congressman Don Young this afternoon added an amendment to a bill that would block the feds from implementing a plan that calls for more wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Alaska Ablaze: Fires Activity Puts State On Track For A Record-Setting YearLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageMore than 300 wildfires are burning across Alaska right now- mostly in a wide swath of the interior and Southwest part of the state.Report: Ketchikan Flightseeing Plane Was Equipped with Adequate GPS TechAssociated PressA federal accident report says a sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous site near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, was equipped with technology to provide better information about the terrain.Berkowitz Hopes to Swing Knik Arm Funding Over to the Port of AnchorageEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageNew Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz is outlining his priorities. Berkowitz recently told the Alaska Dispatch News that he’d like to funnel state funds tabbed for the Knik Arm Crossing into Port of Anchorage upgrades.Homer Feels the Squeeze of State Budget CutsQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThe state’s dramatic loss in oil revenue means budget cuts to local municipalities across Alaska. And the City of Homer is no different. This fiscal year Homer’s jail will lose nearly half its state funding and the city is also bracing for a loss in state funds that typically help balance its operating budget.Some Juneau Whale-Watching Companies Commit To A Higher StandardLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauSeven whale watching companies in Juneau are the first in the state to participate in a voluntary stewardship program that recognizes they go above and beyond federal and state viewing guidelines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has brought the East Coast program Whale SENSE to Alaska.Historic WWII Bomber, Recovered in Nome, Offers Russian Twist to Iconic American PlaneMatthew Smith, KNOM – NomeNow a B-25J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome is being stripped for parts—and may one day be refurbished—thanks to efforts from a Michigan war planes museum. And students from the Bering Strait region helped make it possible. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio
NOAA via APThis GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken on May 26, at 21:30 UTC, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the the Gulf of Mexico. The slow-moving system made landfall on Monday in the Florida Panhandle.Updated at 11 a.m. ETAlberto is pushing deeper inland after making landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Memorial Day, causing flash flooding, mudslides, downed trees and power outages through parts of the South, East and central U.S. and prompting officials to warn of a possible dam failure in North Carolina.The dam at Lake Tahoma in Marion, N.C., east of Asheville, was given the all-clear on Wednesday morning, after worries of an imminent collapse triggered a mandatory evacuation until an engineer could perform a safety inspection. The emergency has been canceled and the evacuation order was rescinded, McDowell County Emergency Management said in an update.Even with that reprieve, flooding and mudslides shut down highways in the mountains of North Carolina, west of Charlotte. The N.C. Department of Transportation said on Wednesday that even heavy trucks had been swept away by water.Just to illustrate how serious the flooding is in western NC: Water swept an NCDOT tandem dump truck off the road overnight in McDowell County. Two people were rescued. Stay off the roads and avoid flooded areas. If you see standing water, turn around. https://t.co/pLCADeCNJN pic.twitter.com/EnDSZmuoVM— NCDOT (@NCDOT) May 30, 2018The Charlotte Observer writes:“Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a mudslide closed both directions of Interstate 40 in McDowell County, according to McDowell County Emergency Management.No people or cars were trapped, according to a 10:26 p.m. tweet by Jeff Crum, chief meteorologist with Spectrum News North Carolina. ‘Details are subject to change as a better understanding of the unfolding situation is clarified by EMA folks in McDowell County,’ he added.”Flash flood warnings were issued for several other western counties in North Carolina, with the National Weather Service cautioning that resulting landslides and rapidly rising waterways have created a life-threatening situation.@wxbrad old fort NC @11:21pm #ncwx very dangerous situation in this area of McDowell county! pic.twitter.com/Diia3LVuWf— Joey Randall (@Catch_more_fish) May 30, 2018Separately, the NWS forecasts that the Catawba River, which runs west of Charlotte, will crest at 18 feet above flood stage by 7 a.m. Wednesday. Various Western North Carolina counties’ emergency services were taking half-hourly readings of the river where it flows by residential areas, according to Matt Bush of Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville.Although Alberto, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was downgraded to a subtropical depression soon after it made landfall on Monday, its affects have continued to be felt, even at the fringes of the system.Among other things, it has left 25,000 people in Alabama without power.Our campground site here at River Breeze in marion is completely underwater. Be safe people! @WSOCWeather @EricThomasWBTV @FOX46News @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/DpK1tRc0hX— Zach Lowder (@Z_Lowder14) May 30, 2018“We’ve had a lot of rain, but we got lucky. It was a constant rain but not a heavy rain,” Regina Myers, emergency management director in Walker County northwest of Birmingham, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.By late Tuesday, Alberto’s center was moving over western Kentucky.As we reported on Tuesday, a local news crew – a reporter and photographer – were killed in North Carolina while covering the storm when a tree fell on their vehicle.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
It is time to opt out of Yahoo Mail email scanning by Martin Brinkmann on August 30, 2018 in Email – 14 commentsYahoo Mail and AOL Mail, which both fly under the Oath banner, a Verizon owned company, scan emails that arrive in user inboxes to improve advertisement targeting.An article published by The Wall Street Journal (sorry, no link as it is paywalled), suggests that Oath’s email scanning may go beyond what users of the service may deem acceptable.According to the article, Yahoo is scanning commercial emails of all free users who did not opt-out of personalized advertisement to improve targeted advertising.Yahoo creates profiles of users by assigning them to certain groups or categories. A user who receives receipts for online purchases may be put into different categories based on the purchases, frequent traveler for example for users who get emails about several plane tickets in a period of time. Yahoo Mail users who get brokerage emails, e.g. trade confirmations, may be assigned to the investors group.While the exact classification and profiling system is unknown, it is clear that it uses information found in emails to profile users. The system places a cookie on users systems that identifies the interest groups the Yahoo user is associated with. Companies and advertisers may use the data to serve personalized advertisement to users and the paper suggests that Oath may also use receipts in the Yahoo Mail inbox as proof to advertisers that a particular campaign worked.Yahoo confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it scans commercial emails only, and that the algorithms the company uses strip out personal information to make sure that those are not leaked in any way. The company claimed that the majority of emails that arrive in user inboxes are commercial in nature, and that the system is adjusted when the need arises to avoid wrong classifications and other issues.Yahoo customers have some options to deal with the email scanning:Close the account.Opt-out of interested-based ads and hope for the best.Closing an email account is problematic for a number of reasons. Users have to find another email provider, may want to back up all emails they received over the years, and may even want to keep the account open for a period to make sure no mail is lost.Closing the account may require that users change email addresses on websites, for instance those that they signed up for using the email address.One good option to back up all emails is the free MailStore Home software for Windows. It is capable of backing up all emails on the local system. You can read my review of MailStore Home here.The desktop email client Thunderbird is another option.Tip: Find out how to delete your entire Yahoo account. We published the guide after a Reuter’s article suggested that Yahoo has been working with U.S. intelligence services to search all customer emails.Opt-out of interest-based ads on YahooYahoo customers can opt-out of interest-based ads. Yahoo notes on the page that opting-out will stop the analysis of communication content for advertising purposes among other things.You can opt out of interest-based advertising, analysis of communications content for advertising purposes, and the sharing of your information with partners for data matching and appends using the tools on this page.Perform the following steps to opt-out.Visit The Ad Internet Manager page on the Yahoo website.Click on the opt-out button to opt-out of interest-based ads and thus also the analysis of communication content for advertising purposes. The button should change to a “opt-in” button after the request has been processed.Switch to “On Yahoo”, and opt-out there as well. Note that the use of ad-blockers or content-blockers may prevent the opt-out from working correctly.Closing WordsI don’t know how good Yahoo’s algorithms are to distinguish between commercial emails and others; the past has shown that it is tricky to get it right.Yahoo customers who use email may want to opt-out of the automated scanning to avoid any issues related to the scanning; some may want to create new email accounts at providers that don’t scan emails or put privacy first. Examples of such providers are Startmail or ProtonMail.Now You: Would you use email providers that scan your emails for commercial purposes?SummaryArticle NameIt is time to opt out of Yahoo Mail email scanningDescriptionYahoo Mail and AOL Mail, which fly under the Oath banner, a Verizon company, scan emails that arrive in user inboxes to improve advertisement targeting.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Did Russell Tovey split from fiancé Steve Brockman?My fiancé supports my pansexuality by volunteering with me at prideSteve Grand on alcohol almost destroying him, ‘closet sobers’ in gay communityRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russell-tovey-relationship-fiance-steve-brockman/ Russell Tovey has discussed his relationship with fiance Steve Brockman, explaining they have a great balance because Steve is ‘calming’. He furthermore added: ‘I can’t be with someone who is like me; I need a calming influence in a partner. I couldn’t be with another performer – I can’t have that anxiety.’On sex, he also said: ‘When I passed my driving test or started having sex I panicked because I didn’t feel old enough. I’ve always been someone who feels like they need to catch up or pretend to be ready for these things, but in my head I’m not, I’m thinking: “Get out of the car and stop having sex!”‘‘Now I feel like I can legit do sex and do driving – I’ve caught up with it. I’m finally ready at 36.’British actor Russell Tovey is engaged – check out his hunky fiancé eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Steve and Russell | Photo” Instagram/steve_the_brockman As well as admitting to being a worrier, Russell also talks about his first times having sex in an essay for The Guardian.The Angels in America star was writing about the subject of ‘living well’ for the publication.‘I can’t be with someone who is like me’On steve, he said: ‘I’m definitely a worrier, I get it from my mum. She has always gone from zero to panic in seconds. I’ll be flapping about and Steve, my fiancé, will say: “Chill out, give it 10 minutes.’”
News | May 19, 2010 Imaging e-Ordering Coalition to Document Expense of RBMs News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 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 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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Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Liz Quam, executive director, CDI Quality Institute, Center for Diagnostic Imaging.May 19, 2010 – The Imaging e-Ordering Coalition announced today it is seeking assistance from ordering and imaging providers who are willing to document their administrative expenses in ordering through a radiology benefits management (RBM) company, including the appeals process for those orders. “The RBM model is intrusive for the patient, administratively expensive for providers and does not promote continuous care improvement through its design,” said Liz Quam, executive director, CDI Quality Institute, Center for Diagnostic Imaging.The Imaging e-Ordering Coalition is a group of imaging industry providers, manufacturers and software vendors working to stop the wave of RBM adoption in the private and public sectors. “The is a need to counter the RBM advocates by providing information that indicates the inefficiencies of the RBM model,” added Quam. The coalition is developing a white paper that can be shared with federal and state policy makers which will include this real information from those who care for patients. The paper will also articulate why clinical decision support is the desirable option as it is:1. A “continuous improvement” guidance tool for the ordering clinician, fostering quality rather than the “gotcha” mentality of the “captain, may I?” culture of the RBM;2. A tool that allow the treating clinician and the patient to make the care decisions without a third party dictating the care step; and3. A reasonable and efficacious to electronically document the clinical appropriateness of the test being given – for both the ordering provider and the imaging provider. “A third party involved can lead to distrust and, therefore, does not foster patient-centered care.If you are interested in assisting in this effort, please contact Liz Quam at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or Tim Kulbago at tkulbago@Merge.com (link sends e-mail).For more information: www.CDIrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more
News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more June 13, 2018 – Peter Chang, M.D., current neuroradiology fellow at UCSF and recently recruited co-director of the UCI Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine (CAIDM), is the honorary recipient of the Cornelius G. Dyke Memorial Award. The award was given by the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) for Chang’s work in developing a customized deep learning system with over 97 percent accuracy in near real-time detection of hemorrhage on non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) exam of the head.The research, which was sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA Inc., involved algorithm development on over 10,000 NCCT studies and included both detection and quantification of intraparenchymal, epidural/subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhages. Co-investigator Daniel Chow, who will join Chang as co-director at the CAIDM, explained that a tool such as this “may be implemented either as a triage system to assist radiologists in identifying high-priority exams for interpretation and/or as a method for rapid quantification of ICH volume, overall expediting triage of patient care and offering more detailed information to guide clinical decision making.”“I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award from the American Society of Neuroradiology,” said Chang. “I appreciate the support of my research team and those involved in helping advance the research of convolutional neural networks for medical image recognition.”The award, presented at ASNR’s 56th Annual Meeting, June 2-7 in Vancouver, was established to honor Cornelius G. Dyke, one of the pioneers in neuroradiology. It is given to an assistant professor, fellow or resident for excellence as demonstrated in a paper, which represents original, unpublished research in some aspect of neuroradiology. The award entails an honorarium and invitation to present the work at the 56th Annual Meeting in 2018.For more information: www.us.medical.canon FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Video Player is loading.Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Dyke Memorial Award Chang demonstrates deep learning tool is accurate in detection and quantification of hemorrhage on non-contrast CT Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more
Costa Rican taxi drivers plan to strike Tuesday over the granting of permits by the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) to informal taxi drivers known asporteadores. These are chauffeurs, different from what are referred to locally as “pirate” taxis, which are generally considered less-safe.Formal taxi drivers plan to demonstrate outside Casa Presidencial in the southeastern San José district of Zapote.José Luis Quesada, a member of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, a trade association, said drivers are angry with the government for breaking a previous agreement to limit the number of permits issued to porteadores.In July 2011, MOPT Vice Minister Rodrigo Rivera issued a small number of special-status permits to approved porteadores. That move also led to a protest by already permitted taxistas.Tuesday’s taxi strike will coincide with a second demonstration organized by the High School Teachers Association, a union. Facebook Comments Related posts:Increase in taxi fares approved Taxi drivers end protests after government promises no new permits Taxi fares to increase Taxis drivers block capital roads to demand crackdown on ‘piratas’
I attended all three days and must say that this has been the best OTM so far. It was worth visiting and was very useful to me and for lots of others whom I met during OTM. The atmosphere and the placement of stalls and food provided was of top class and I continued to visit all three days.