zoom Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Wison Offshore & Marine) announced today the commencement of the installation of the topsides liquefaction equipment on the Caribbean FLNG project marking another significant milestone toward completion of what will be the world’s first floating LNG liquefaction and storage vessel (FLNG) in operation.The project, which is being undertaken by Wison Offshore & Marine under an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract from EXMAR, comprises a non-propelled barge that will be installed off the coast of Colombia and equipped to convert 69.5 million scf/d of natural gas into LNG (+/- 500,000 tons of LNG per annum) for temporary storage and export. The topsides equipment will utilize the PRICO® technology, an innovative process developed by Black & Veatch to liquefy natural gas marking the first time this system has been applied to a floating LNG facility.The Caribbean FLNG project began fabrication in late 2012 and is on schedule to begin operation in the second quarter of 2015. The project also achieved another key milestone in October 2013 when the three LNG storage tanks with a combined capacity of 16,100 cubic meters were installed in the barge hull, followed by the installation of the barge deck, completed in November.“By achieving this important milestone, the world’s first FLNG is coming yet another step closer towards commercial operations for our client Pacific Rubiales Energy in Colombia,” said Nicolas Saverys, CEO of EXMAR. “We are confident that the Caribbean FLNG project will be a commercial success because of the combination of EXMAR’s extensive LNG expertise together with the proven experience of our EPCIC contractor Wison and key subcontractor Black & Veatch.”“The topsides processing facility developed by Black & Veatch is the heart of this FLNG system and the safe and successful installation of this equipment is critical to the delivery of the project,” said Dwayne Breaux, President of Wison Offshore & Marine. “This milestone brings us one step closer to not only delivering another world-class project to our clients, but providing a new solution to the industry for the cost-effective monetization of gas resources.”“Achieving this milestone further demonstrates the cooperation and teamwork with our partner Wison Offshore & Marine,” said Bob Germinder, Vice President of Black & Veatch’s Oil & Gas business. “Together we are able to bring value to the market with swift, reliable and efficient liquefaction of gas on a floating structure to monetize stranded gas fields around the world. Today is another successful step on our journey with Wison Offshore & Marine to make offshore LNG production a commercial reality.”Wison, December 9, 2013; Image: Gazprom
New Delhi: The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University extended the last date from June 17 to June 21 for the registration for the admission in various programme for which the National level Test adopted the academic session 2019-20. As per the statement, the varsity extended the date to June 21 instead of June 17, 2019 till 4 pm. The following courses are MBA, MBBS, MCA, LLM, BA/BBA LLB, B tech, BAMS, BHMS. The statement also said that the those applicants who are already registered for the above mentioned courses and somehow, made a mistake in the application form/ desire to add relevant information and seeking an edit in their application form can send a e-mail with subject “email for correction” against the course specific email id and send before the June 21 upto 5 pm.
More than 5,000 staff members of Texas A&M University (TAMU) picked up the phone this week to hear an unexpected voice on the other end: Hollywood icon Lily Tomlin was on the line pleading for their support in urging TAMU President Michael Young to end the school’s muscular dystrophy (MD) experiments on dogs.In the message, the Grace and Frankie star points out that 35 years of these cruel tests have failed to produce a cure or even a treatment to reverse symptoms of MD in human sufferers.“Texas A&M deliberately breeds golden retrievers and other dogs to have a debilitating form of canine muscular dystrophy …[and many] of these dogs suffer premature and agonizing deaths,” Tomlin says in the recording. “Others endure lives of misery and struggle to swallow and even breathe.” She goes on to urge everyone to take action against this abuse: “Please call or e-mail President Young today and tell him, ‘Enough is enough.’”Video footage obtained by PETA shows dogs suffering from MD who were caged, sometimes alone, in barren metal cells in TAMU’s labs. Their swollen tongues and weakened jaw muscles made it difficult for them to swallow even thin gruel, and strings of drool hung from their mouths. Those who didn’t exhibit symptoms but who carried the gene for MD were used for breeding more dogs to experiment on. The video shows these dogs frantically pacing and gnawing in frustration on the bars of cramped, barren cages.PETA’s efforts to end these tests have received support from patients afflicted with MD, scientists — who have criticized the experiments’ inapplicability to human patients — and public figures, including, in addition to Tomlin, Miami Dolphins quarterback and TAMU alumnus Ryan Tannehill and commentator Bill Maher, who called the university “dogs’ worst enemy.”
Todd LamirandeAPTN NewsThe federal committee on the Status of Women is setting a deadline of 2025 for the government to close the gulf between the rates of incarceration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women.Indigenous women represent five percent of the overall population in Canada but make-up nearly 38 per cent of federal prisoners.“It is ambitious. In my opinion, it’s something we have to do,” said committee vice-chair and Liberal member of Parliament Pam Damoff.She made the statement at a news conference Tuesday with four other Liberal MPs who also sit on the same committee.“If we implement all the recommendations in this report, I have a hope that the vast majority of people who are incarcerated today will never be incarcerated again,” said Liberal MP Sean Fraser.Starting last November the committee held nine meetings and heard from 58 witnesses.On Tuesday it released a 200-page report containing 96 recommendations.Read: A Call to Action: Reconciliation with Indigenous Women in the Federal Justice and Correctional System Recommendation five is the one that commits “to eliminating the over-representation of Aboriginal people [and youth] in custody by 2025.”The other 95 recommendations run over a wide range of fixing the social ills that lead women to be imprisoned, working with the provinces and Indigenous communities to reduce the number of children in child welfare, to better access to legal representation, to better delivery of mental health, and to establishing community courts in communities.The committee says the federal government needs to increase funding to meet many of these goals.“It’s a strong message to the government we need to be making these investments,” said Damoff.At the same time, Fraser said many of the solutions are already in Indigenous communities and won’t cost the government a dime to implement.“Having access to an elder from within the community is something that is not going to make the process greatly more expensive,” he said. “But it’s going to significantly improve the social outcomes.”Damoff says getting people proper identification before leaving prison would be inexpensive and help women find housing more easily or get a job.“That’s something that would be fairly simple to fix,” she said. “But could make a huge difference in terms of that person whether they end up falling into a life of crime or homelessness with no other options.”Of interest is recommendation 31.It calls for the end of mandatory sentencing, something that was left out of Bill C-75, which was introduced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and is making changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Criminal Code.The committee didn’t want to comment directly on the justice minister’s bill and any other legislation the government has introduced but stressed the importance that it adopt recommendation 31.“The elimination of mandatory minimum sentences is going to go a long way to help the conditions that Indigenous women in Canada are facing right now,” said Fraser.In fact just a few weeks ago, Independent Senator Kim Pate introduced her own legislation to do away with mandatory sentencing – Bill S-251.The recommendations of the report are similar to ones seen in the past, whether it’s Manitoba’s Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, which the committee’s recommendations reference frequently.Fraser understands there might be skepticism from yet another report.“We are not going to undo 150 years of colonial oppression with a single report – but with a few good faith actions we might be able to start to rebuild that trust.”The committee vows its recommendations will not be done without willing Indigenous partners.“They’re the ones who are recommending and telling us what they think would work,” said MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos.The federal government has 180 days to respond to the committee’s firstname.lastname@example.org@ToddLamirande
Kolkata: Supriya Chattopadhyay, wife of the state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, died due to prolonged illness on Thursday.She was 72-year-old and is survived by her husband, two sons and daughter-in-law. She was suffering from kidney ailment for nearly a decade. Chattopadhyay was actively involved in politics since her college days. Chattopadhyay nee Sengupta joined the Chatra Parishad and became one of its leaders in the late 1960s. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja A post graduate in History she was a well-known figure on the College Street campus of Calcutta University. During the Naxal movement when clashes between the Maoists and Chatra Parishad students became frequent, she had played a major role as a Chatra Parishad leader and addressed the students. She was respected by all for her fearlessness. She was a close aide of Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Subrata Mukherjee. She travelled in Colombo and Russia as a delegate. She was the chairman of the Education cell of Trinamool Congress for a brief period. Chattopadhyay was the political secretary of Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray and accompanied him when administrative meetings were held in the districts.
SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it expects higher deliveries of potash this year but that record crop yields last year and tariff uncertainty between China and the U.S. have put pressure on future crop prices.The trade dispute and pricing pressure helped contribute to expected earnings of between $2.80 and $3.20 per share for this year, below analyst expectations of $3.38 per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The company says a resolution of the trade dispute could give a boost to prices and encourage more fertilizer use, but that the issue continues to create uncertainty in the market.Nutrien says it had net earnings of US$3.2 billion for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with a combined net loss of US$76 million for PotashCorp and Agrium Inc. in the same quarter a year earlier before the two merged to form Nutrien.The company says it had adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of US$335 million, or 54 cents per share, slightly off the US$336 million or 55 cents per share expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.It says low potash inventories in China and Brazil, along with slower supply growth, will help boost demand this year even as U.S. inventories are elevated from high rainfall in the fourth quarter. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:NTR)
The experts, mandated by Security Council resolution 1591 on 29 March, met yesterday with the Council Committee set up by the same resolution to monitor its implementation and will report back to the 15-member body within 90 days.The resolution calls on all states to take the necessary measures to prevent the sale or supply of weapons and military equipment to belligerents in the conflict in Darfur, where at least 180,000 people have been killed and some 2 million displaced since fighting broke out in early 2003 between rebels, the government and its allied militias.”Following organizational briefings and meetings in New York, the experts will depart in several days for Addis Ababa, where they will be based, and from where they will travel to El-Fasher and other locations in Sudan, in accordance with their mandate,” Council President for July, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece said after yesterday’s meeting.The experts are Gerard P. McHugh (Ireland), Ernst Jan Hogendoorn (Netherlands), Sherrone Blake Lobban (Jamaica) and Eustace Mainza (Zambia).
Sworn in today as the eighth and next United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon pledged that his first goal would be to restore trust in the world body, saying he would lead by example to uphold the highest levels of efficiency, competence and integrity.Mr. Ban, the former foreign minister of the Republic of Korea, will take office as Secretary-General on 1 January, replacing Kofi Annan, who is stepping down after 10 years at the helm of the world body.The 62-year-old, who took the oath of office in the General Assembly Hall, said he would “do everything in my power to ensure that our United Nations can live up to its name, and be truly united, so that we can live up to the hopes that so many people around the world place in this institution, which is unique in the annals of human history.”Speaking to the press later, he said: “You could say that I am a man on a mission. And my mission could be dubbed ‘Operation Restore Trust’: trust in the Organization, and trust between Member States and the Secretariat.“I hope this mission is not ‘Mission Impossible,’” Mr. Ban added.The Secretary-General designate said he was looking at several individuals for the post of Deputy Secretary-General, “with a preference for women candidates,” but would not make a final choice until consulting further with Member States.He is also still reviewing all Under-Secretaries-General and Assistant Secretaries-General, and expects to announce new senior appointments early in 2007.During his speech to the 192-member Assembly, Mr. Ban paid tribute to his predecessor’s leadership in guiding the UN through challenging times and ushering it into the 21st century.“Secretary-General Annan, I am more than humbled because it is you I am succeeding in what you have described as ‘the world’s most exalting job.’ It is an honour to follow in your revered footsteps,” he said.But he stressed that “one of my core tasks will be to breathe new life and inject renewed confidence into the sometimes weary Secretariat,” making better use of staff experience and expertise and promoting greater staff mobility.Promising to act as a “harmonizer and bridge-builder,” Mr. Ban said it was essential to improve dialogue with the countries of the world.“Member States need a dynamic and courageous Secretariat, not one that is passive and risk-averse. The time has come for a new day in relations between the Secretariat and Member States. The dark night of distrust and disrespect has lasted far too long.”And he returned to the Organization’s foundations. “By strengthening the three pillars of our United Nations – security, development and human rights – we can build a more peaceful, more prosperous and more just world for succeeding generations,” he declared.Swearing in Mr. Ban to loud applause, Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed al-Khalifa underscored his commitment to ensure that the UN lives up to its universal values and principles and, in his own words, “to cut through the fog of mistrust.”She pledged the Assembly’s readiness to work in close cooperation with Mr. Ban on the three challenges he has made priorities when he takes office: to continue to reform the Secretariat by bolstering the integrity, professionalism and morale of staff; to heal divisions and rebuild trust among Member States, the Secretariat, and the global public; and to strengthen UN effectiveness to implement its mandates. “I am confident that leading by example Ban Ki-Moon has what it takes to make a great contribution to the Organization and the global public that it lives to serve,” she concluded.Asked at his press conference about major crises in the world, such as those in the Middle East, Iraq and the Sudanese region of Darfur, Mr. Ban said he would strive personally to try to encourage the parties in each case to pursue peaceful negotiations.He called on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to re-commit itself to the statement – made in September last year – to abandon all nuclear weapons programmes and he urged the other participants in the Six-Party talks to provide the necessary economic assistance, security guarantees and prospects for normalizing relations.Asked about this week’s conference in Tehran on the Holocaust, the next Secretary-General said: “Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community.”Mr. Ban also backed the case for Security Council expansion, saying he would try to facilitate discussions among Member States to prod them into finding the broadest possible consensus formula.
by Mike Tarasko Posted Dec 8, 2016 8:10 am MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 8:10 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Public sector employees bring in higher salaries: study Despite federal and provincial governments racking up billions of dollars of debt, public sector employees continue to rake in bigger salaries, and better pensions and other benefits than their private sector counter parts.According to 2015 numbers, government employees made about 10 per cent more in salary than people of similar gender, age and experience doing the same work in the private sector.But Fraser’s Director of Fiscal Studies, Charles Lammam says it doesn’t stop there.“Eight of ten government workers in Canada enjoy a pension that guarantees them income in retirement versus one in ten in the private sector,” he explained.He says government employees also retire nearly two and a half years earlier and take nearly five more days of personal time off per year.Lammam says governments can save some serious bucks if they adjust their pay rates.“About half of a provincial government budget goes to compensation,” he said. “If they can work towards getting that spending over better control.”Job security is another perk for the public sector in Alberta; 4.6-per cent of private sector jobs were lost in 2015 compared to only 0.4 per cent of government positions. Stock photo
After seven consecutive wins, Toyota Handball Bundesliga unexpected leader, Fuchse Berlin, lost their first match in front of 13.171 spectators in fantastic “Color Line Arena” against HSV in Hamburg 27:31 (13:16). Home team favorites on this match showed that they want to challenge for a Bundesliga champion title this season.HSV Hamburg – Füchse Berlin 31:27 (16:13)HSV Hamburg: Lijewski (7), Lindberg (6/3), Lackovic (5), Duvnjak (5), Kraus (2), Hens (2), Vori (1), Jansen (1), Gille (1)Füchse Berlin: Nincevic (7/5), Christophersen (7), Richwien (4), Jaszka (4), Wilczynski (3), Petersson (1), Laen (1)Scoring: 0:1 (1.), 4:1 (6.), 4:2 (7.), 5:2 (9.), 5:3 (12.), 6:4 (14.), 7:5 (15.), 8:6 (16.), 10:8 (20.), 10:9 (21.), 12:9 (23.), 12:11 (26.), 14:11 (28.), 14:12 (29.), 15:12 (29.), 15:13 (30.), 16:13 (30.) – 16:14 (32.), 17:14 (32.), 18:15 (35.), 19:16 (36.), 20:17 (37.), 20:18 (40.), 23:18 (44.), 24:19 (46.), 24:20 (47.), 27:20 (48.), 27:24 (54.), 28:24 (56.), 29:24 (56.), 29:25 (57.), 30:25 (58.), 30:27 (59.), 31:27 (60.)Rhein-Neckar Löwen DHC Rheinland 31:28 (14:13)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Myrhol (6), Cupic (5/3), Gensheimer (5/2), Bielecki (4), Tkaczyk (3), Groetzki (3), Stefansson (2), Lund (2), Schmid (1)DHC Rheinland: Holst (8/5), Sveinsson (8), Mahé (4), Wernig (3), Sigtryggsson (2), Nippes (2), Linder (1)Spectators: 7025VfL Gummersbach TuS N-Lübbecke 31:26 (15:12)VfL Gummersbach: Pfahl (7), Zrnic (6/2), Wiencek (5), Wagner (4), Vukovic (4), Valcic (3), Schindler (1), Putics (1)TuS N-Lübbecke: Tluczynski (7/1), Olafsson (4/2), Niemeyer (4), Loke (4), Hansen (3), Svensson (2), Alvanos (2)Spectators: 1947SG Flensburg-Handewitt THW Kiel 31:37 (18:16)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Eggert (9/5), Carlén (9), Boesen (8), Heinl (4), Mogensen (1)THW Kiel: Jicha (8/1), Sprenger (8), Zeitz (7), Lundström (5), Ilic (4/4), Fernandez (3), Palmarsson (2)Spectators: 6300TV Grosswallstadt MT Melsungen 34:27 (27:20)TV Grosswallstadt: Spatz (9/3), Szücs (9), Larsson (5), Köhrmann (5), Kunz (2), Kossler (1/1), Weinhold (1), Tiedtke (1), Schäpsmeier (1)MT Melsungen: Karipidis (8/1), Vuckovic (6/1), Vasilakis (4), Allendorf (3), Sanikis (2), Torbica (1), Schöngarth (1), Danner (1), Dacevic (1)Spectators: 3170TSG Lu.-Friesenheim TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 29:26 (15:11)TSG Lu.-Friesenheim: Pevnov (5), Ancsin (4), Kogut (3), Bonnkirch (3), Grimm (11/4), Matschke (1), Gaubatz (1), Dietrich (1)TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Lehnhoff (6/2), Jurdzs (5), Jonsson (4/3), Hallgrimsson (4), Przybecki (3), Johannsen (3), Svavarsson (1)Spectators: 2.200HBW Balingen-Weilstetten HSG Wetzlar 32:22 (16:9)HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Lobedank (6), Schlinger (5), Boisedu (5), Herth (4/2), Wilke (3), Temelkov (2/1), Ilitsch (2), Ettwein (2), Bürkle (2), Strobel (1)HSG Wetzlar: Fäth (6/2), Friedrich (4/1), Valo (3), Müller (3), Mraz (3), Rompf (1), Kristjansson (1), Chalkidis (1)Spectators: 2.150Frisch Auf Göppingen HSG Ahlen-Hamm 31:27 (15:15)Frisch Auf Göppingen: Horak (8), Schöne (7), Haaß (5), Mrvaljevic (4/4), Thiede (3), Oprea (3), Schubert (1/1)HSG Ahlen-Hamm: Pomeranz (9/5), Schröder (4), Hock (4), Clößner (4), Wiegers (1), Simon (1), Schmetz (1), Machulla (1), Lammers (1), Krings (1)Spectators: 4000HSV Hamburg Füchse Berlin 31:27 (16:13)HSV Hamburg: Lijewski (7), Lindberg (6/3), Lackovic (5), Duvnjak (5), Kraus (2), Hens (2), Vori (1), Jansen (1), Gille (1)Füchse Berlin: Nincevic (7/5), Christophersen (7), Richwien (4), Jaszka (4), Wilczynski (3), Petersson (1), Laen (1)Spectators: 13.171TBV Lemgo SC Magdeburg 25:27 (14:12)TBV Lemgo: Strobel (5/2), Glandorf (5), Liniger (4/1), Smoler (3/1), Ilyes (2), Hermann (2), Theuerkauf (1), Kehrmann (1), Datukashvili (1), Bechtloff (1)SC Magdeburg: Weber (8/2), Natek (8), van Olphen (6), Landsberg (1), Jurecki (1), Grafenhorst (1), Doborac (1), Coßbau (1)Spectators: 4177HSG Wetzlar Frisch Auf Göppingen 23:22 (12:12)HSG Wetzlar: Valo (4), Schmidt (4), Friedrich (4), Fäth (3/2), Kristjansson (3), Salzer (2), Müller (1), Jungwirth (1), Chalkidis (1)Frisch Auf Göppingen: Oprea (6), Horak (5), Mrvaljevic (3), Schöne (2), Häfner (2), Haaß (2), Thiede (1), Gutbrod (1)Spectators: 3023Standing: 11.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten8222:2476:10 2.HSV Hamburg8267:20614:2 6.VfL Gummersbach8243:22312:4 1.THW Kiel8275:19214:2 4.Rhein-Neckar Löwen8250:22714:2 10.TBV Lemgo8226:2258:8 13.TSV Hannover-Burgdorf8209:2444:12 12.TSG Lu.-Friesenheim9235:2706:12 ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 4): Chambery wrote history – Draw in Kielce Next Story → Lazovic and Antequera mutually terminated contract 16.DHC Rheinland7159:2022:12 18.MT Melsungen8188:2390:16 15.TuS N-Lübbecke7188:2192:12 3.Füchse Berlin8210:18514:2 7.TV Grosswallstadt8227:21312:4 8.SG Flensburg-Handewitt9274:23812:6 17.HSG Ahlen-Hamm8208:2431:15 14.HSG Wetzlar9214:2503:15 5.SC Magdeburg8251:22412:4 Fuchse BerlinHSV Hamburg handballToyota Handball Bundesliga 9.Frisch Auf Göppingen9252:25110:8
The eye of an insect and the view it has of the world is very different to human eyes see. Each insect eye is typically made up of hundreds or thousands of corneal lenses (lots of smaller eyes, basically), each of which captures a part of the overall view the insect has.While I wouldn’t trade my sight for that of an insect, the design of such an eye does have uses in the development of new cameras. And a research team at the University of Illinois has managed to create a new camera that views the world just like an insect does.Each smaller eye, known as an ommatidium, an insect eye uses is made up of a corneal lens, crystalline cone, and a light sensitive organ. What the team at Illinois did was to create an artificial ommatidium out of rubbery optics that could be laid out as a mesh structure and stretched or deformed. Combining 180 of these microlenses in a hemispherical layout formed an artificial version of the eye found on a fire ant.A camera that sees the world in this way is desirable because it offers up a 180 degree field of view with a near infinite depth of field and perfect focus in every part of the captured image. It can see much more than a typical single-lens digital camera, and therefore has uses in areas such as surveillance and medical science (endoscope cameras).Creating such a camera required a number of advanced manufacturing techniques and materials that have been developed at the university over the past several years, as well as the supporting software that stitches the images the eye captures together.A successfully working artificial insect eye is only the beginning, though. The fire ant relies on 180 ommatidia, but other insects have significantly more. For example, a dragonfly uses 28,000 of them. So as the manufacturing of such an eye is perfected, we will no doubt see the number of microlenses increase and the quality of the output enhanced.
Join us for our weekly break from our keyboards, as we Geekout together to discuss whatever is exciting and new during the week.It seems like a big theme for this week is to have more questions than answers. Starting with Motorola CEO’s teaser of the new Moto X, a phone that we’re assured was in his pocket as he talked about it but refused to pull out to show everyone. Not to worry, as chief Android Sundar Pichai had an exciting phone to pull out and show off…The HTC One Google Edition is finally here, and we’re curious how well these new vanilla Android variants will be received. Will these be niche phones will little adoption, or will Google Experience soon be just as powerful a term as “Nexus” in the tech world?Sal took us on a walk through how he came to write about Sun Jifa, a Chinese man with bionic arms that he made himself. The story of how he has now made over a thousand of these mechanical limbs for people that would otherwise be unable to affordable to some people is incredible.If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, maybe its because you’re still upset over Microsoft ditching the Start button in Windows 8. Not to worry, as it looks like Windows 8.1 will walk back the things everyone took such an issue with in the current version.Finally, our App of the Week is the new BatteryGuru from Qualcomm. This app is designed to learn from the user and apply some minor changes to some behaviors in your Snapdragon-powered Android phone and deliver some improved battery life. The app is free and available now, but you have to leave the app running for a 48 hour learning period before you see any results from the app.We also pointed out that Knights of the Old Republic (aka KOTOR) is not available for iOS for $9.99. This is not a game (or app) to be missed.If you’ve got a topic you would like us top hit in the future, or if you’d like to be a part of our next Geekout, leave us a comment either on this post or over on our Google+ page.Don’t miss: Our archive of previous Geekout sessions
FIFA have handed the Mexico Football Federation a $10,400 fine for “discriminatory and insulting chants” in the national side’s World Cup opener against GermanyThe football governing body’s disciplinary committee sanctioned Mexico on Wednesday with a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10.4k U.S.) for the chants that were aimed at Germany captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) with a fine of CHF 10,000 for the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans (cf. art. 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code) in relation to discriminatory and insulting chants during the first half of the 2018 FIFA World Cup match played between Germany and Mexico,” FIFA wrote, via ESPN.This is not the first time such the Mexican Football Federation have had to deal with such allegations after having been penalised 12 times by FIFA over anti-gay chants during their qualifying campaign for the World Cup.They have also received official warnings for the first two offences and were later handed another 10 fines.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…The football governing body have been taking strong actions against such offences ever since the chants that the Mexico supporters made in the 2014 World Cup – which they were unpunished for.“The decision was passed after a thorough assessment of the relevant match reports, the FMF’s precedents and the evidence provided, which included videos of the incidents as well as examples of certain sustainable actions taken by the FMF to raise awareness among its supporters,” FIFA said. “Moreover, the Disciplinary Committee gave a warning to the FMF, who may face additional sanctions in case of repeated infringements of this type.”Fellow South American sides Argentina and Chile have also been sanctioned in the past by FIFA for similar offences.Recently Mexico striker Javier Hernandez and Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Marco Fabian pleaded with the supporters to put an end to the chants on social media.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 5, 2017 – Kingston – Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has proclaimed October 10 as World Mental Health Day, under the international theme ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. The Governor-General read the proclamation during a ceremony at King’s House on October 3, which was attended by psychiatrists and professionals involved in mental health care. The Day will form part of activities to mark Mental Health Week, to be observed starting October 8.The Governor-General, in his address, urged Jamaicans to participate in the slate of activities scheduled to be held across the country on that day. Citing statistics, he noted that “one in every four persons around the world will experience mental health problems at one time or another”.“Many people who suffer from psychological and mental distress experience these issues in the workplace. Increase in knowledge and awareness of these issues will help in developing interventions to promote and protect mental health in the workplace,” he said.The Governor-General added that interventions should improve access to employee-assistance programmes to address the stigma of mental illnesses, so that dignity is promoted and respected and people are empowered to take action to promote mental health.Meanwhile, Director of Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse in the Health Ministry, Dr. Maureen Irons-Morgan, said it is fitting to recognise mental health in the workplace.“There are some very common issues that affect mental health, such as stress in the workplace and depression. These are factors that can affect productivity. We want employers to recognise that in protecting and promoting mental health and wellness of workers, in the long run we all benefit,” she said.Information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that most of one’s adult life is spent in the workplace and the experiences there are among the factors determining the overall well-being of people. The WHO notes that employers and managers who implement workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees with mental disorders, are more likely to see gains, not only in the mental health of their employees but also in the productivity of their work.Activities for the Week include a church service at the Portmore Gospel Assembly and a conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
June 14, 2019 Updated: 12:31 PM KUSI Newsroom, VISTA (KUSI) – Ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who was convicted of forcible rape and misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct counts earlier this week, will be retried on charges involving two other alleged victims on which jurors deadlocked, prosecutors announced Friday.Jury selection is tentatively set for Sept. 30 at the Vista courthouse, with opening statements and testimony expected Oct. 7 in Winslow’s retrial on eight felony and misdemeanor counts, including forcible rape and kidnapping.Following about a week of deliberations, jurors found Winslow guilty of raping a woman in Encinitas and exposing himself to two others. The panelists indicated that they were leaning toward guilty verdicts on each count on which they were ultimately unable to reach a consensus, leading San Diego Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman to declare a mistrial on those counts Tuesday morning.Winslow was convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman — Jane Doe 2 — last May, exposing himself the same month to Jane Doe 3, who was gardening in her front yard in Cardiff, and touching himself in front of a 77- year-old woman — Jane Doe 5 — at a Carlsbad gym in February. He faces nine years in prison on those three counts.The 35-year-old son of former San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow was acquitted of masturbating in front of Jane Doe 5 on a separate occasion.The jury was unable to reach consensus on rape and kidnapping charges involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker allegedly targeted last March in Encinitas, and a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly raped in 2003 at a Scripps Ranch house party.Winslow was initially charged last summer with raping Jane Doe 1 and 2 in Encinitas in early 2018, as well as exposing himself to Jane Doe 3 in her yard. Following his highly publicized arrest, Jane Doe 4 subsequently came forward to allege that he raped her in 2003 at a home in Scripps Ranch, when she was 17 and he was 19.Earlier this year, while Winslow was out on bail, he was arrested for exposing himself to Jane Doe 5 at a Carlsbad gym. Bail was revoked following his arrest in that case.At a hearing Friday morning, defense attorney Brian Watkins unsuccessfully argued Friday that Winslow should be released on $1 million bail, as the charge on which he was acquitted was the basis for revoking his bail earlier this year. But the judge ruled that Winslow will remain held without bail because he’s facing time in prison, making him a flight risk and “a substantial danger to the community.”Winslow is due back in court on Aug. 14 for a hearing on pretrial motions.In his closing argument last week, Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens told the jury that Winslow “took from these women what he wanted. Kellen Winslow took from these women again and again and again. This man took what he wanted from them and threw them away like trash because that’s what he thought of them.”Owens said none of the five women knew each other, yet their accounts yielded common details and similar physical descriptions of the suspect.Winslow’s attorneys, Marc Carlos and Brian Watkins, told the jury that the charged incidents were either consensual sex or never occurred at all.Winslow II grew up in San Diego and attended Patrick Henry and Scripps Ranch high schools before heading to the University of Miami. He played for four NFL teams between 2004 and 2013.RELATED STORY: Jury finds Kellen Winslow II guilty on multiple charges including rape KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 14, 2019 Prosecuters to retry ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II
Japan’s Minister of Finance Taro Aso poses for an official photo at the G7 Finance Ministers Summit in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on 1 June. Photo: ReutersUS-imposed trade tariffs on its close allies could have a “grave impact” on ties and the world trading system, the Japanese government said Monday, describing the situation as “extremely deplorable”.Washington found itself isolated at a weekend meeting of G7 finance ministers over its stinging steel and aluminium tariffs and Tokyo kept up the barrage in unusually strong language.“It is extremely deplorable that the situation has not improved even after Japan has explained to the US its concerns at various levels,” said government spokesman Yoshihide Suga.Close allies Tokyo and Washington have been at loggerheads over trade policy after the US refused to give Japan an exemption from the tariffs, which came into effect on Friday.“The US government’s trade measures, citing its security, makes us concerned that they could disrupt the global market,” Suga told reporters.“On top of that, we think that it may have a grave impact on the economic cooperation between the allies Japan and the United States and on the whole multilateral trading system under the WTO (World Trade Organization) rules.”The trade row has cast a shadow over the relationship between prime minister Shinzo Abe and US president Donald Trump, who have forged otherwise close ties.Last month, Tokyo informed the WTO it had the right to impose tariffs worth 50 billion yen ($456 million) on American goods-equivalent to the impact of the US tariffs newly imposed on Japanese steel and aluminium products.According to the most recent data, Japan’s trade surplus with the US was 615.7 billion yen in April ($5.6 billion), a gain of 4.7 per cent on higher demand for cars and construction machinery.
July 9, 2008 – TRUMPF Medical Systems Inc. recently introduced reportedly the first in-light high definition (HD) operating room camera. The TruVidia HD captures and transmits razor sharp, true-to-life images with 1,080 lines horizontal resolution and 2 million pixels. The images are more than twice as clear as those available from standard definition (SD) cameras, said TRUMPF.Images, captured in wide-screen format, can be transmitted for telemedicine applications and displayed on screen for education. Remote consultations can be conducted with a greater degree of confidence as the HD images essentially place the remote physicians in the OR. The TruVidia HD is integrated into the central handle of the TRUMPF iLED surgical light. The camera is also available on a separate arm. Camera functions, including zoom and rotate can be controlled directly from the sterile field or from the control panel. Captured still images and even entire video sequences can be shared and archived on USB memory sticks.For more information: www.trumpf-med.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 08, 2008 TRUMPF Introduces In-Light HD OR Camera
News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content News | September 28, 2008 Siemens to Build Ultrasound Hemorrhage Device for U.S. Military Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more September 29, 2008 – Siemens Healthcare has entered into an exclusive government contract today with the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a prototype Deep Bleeder Acoustic Coagulation cuff (DBAC), an ultrasound device limiting blood loss and shock resulting from combat limb injuries. Partners at the University of Washington’s Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound (UW), the Texas A&M University’s Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) and Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) will work together with Siemens Healthcare to achieve DARPA’s goal of producing a prototype in 18 months.“We are very pleased that DARPA has recognized the expertise of the Siemens team to deliver on this ambitious vision”, notes Dr. Frank Sauer, Department Head of Imaging and Visualization at SCR. “The development of this groundbreaking ultrasound technology will allow military personnel to begin treating blood loss injuries right at the front lines, potentially saving lives.”The cuff is designed to limit blood loss from penetrating wounds to limbs in fast and slow bleeders, significantly reducing the risk of limb loss and death resulting from irreversible hemorrhagic shock. Once applied to the limb, Siemens Silicon Ultrasound technology within the cuff automatically detects the location and severity of the bleeding within the limb. This triggers therapeutic ultrasound elements within the cuff to emit and focus high-power energy toward the bleeding sites, speeding coagulation and halting bleeding at the injury site. The device is intended for use by minimally-trained operators, curtailing bleeding in a minimal amount of time with automatic treatment and power shut-off.Aside from its use of advanced medical technologies, the cuff’s use in the field requires a compact, lightweight design with highly integrated electronics. Built with versatility in mind, the cuff is capable of accommodating a variety of limbs ranging from the wide male thigh to the slender female arm.The team will be working in collaboration with future users of the technology to maximize its potential, including the Combat Casualty Care Group at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, surgeons from the Madigan Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research.Further more information: http://www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more
At Ceph Day Berlin, yesterday (November 12) the Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Ceph Foundation. A total of 31 organizations have come together to launch the Ceph Foundation including industries like ARM, Intel, Harvard and many more. The foundation aims to bring industry members together to support the Ceph open source community. What is Ceph? Ceph is an open source distributed storage technology that provides storage services for many of the world’s largest container and OpenStack deployments. The range of organizations using Ceph is vast. They include financial institutions like Bloomberg and Fidelity, cloud service providers like Rackspace and Linode, car manufacturers like BMW, and software firms like SAP and Salesforce. The main aim of the Ceph Foundation The main focus of the foundation is to raise money via annual membership fees from industry members. The combined pool of funds will then be spent in support of the Ceph community. The team has already raised around half a million dollars for their first year which will be used to support the Ceph project infrastructure, cloud infrastructure services, internships, and community events. The new foundation will provide a forum for community members and industry stakeholders to meet and discuss project status, development and promotional activities, community events, and strategic direction. The Ceph Foundation replaces the Ceph Advisory Board formed back in 2015. According to a Linux Foundation statement, the Ceph Foundation, will “organize and distribute financial contributions in a coordinated, vendor-neutral fashion for immediate community benefit” Ceph has an ambitious plan for new initiatives once the foundation gets properly functional. Some of these include: Expansion of and improvements to the hardware lab used to develop and test Ceph An events team to help plan various programs and targeted regional or local events Investment in strategic integrations with other projects and ecosystems Programs around interoperability between Ceph-based products and services Internships, training materials, and much more! The Ceph Foundation will provide an open, collaborative, and neutral home for project stakeholders to coordinate their development and community investments in the Ceph ecosystem. You can head over to their blog to know more about this news. Read Next Facebook’s GraphQL moved to a new GraphQL Foundation, backed by The Linux Foundation NIPS Foundation decides against name change as poll finds it an unpopular superficial move; instead increases ‘focus on diversity and inclusivity initiatives’ Node.js and JS Foundation announce intent to merge; developers have mixed feelings
Share Wednesday, July 26, 2017 European Union court says Canada passenger data deal breaches privacy Source: The Associated Press BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court says in an advisory opinion that a deal between the EU and Canada on sharing airline passenger data breaches citizens’ privacy and cannot be concluded in its current form.Wednesday’s opinion by the European Union Court of Justice’s Advocate General Yves Bot was a setback to attempts to share airline data in the fight against extremism.It says that transferring passenger data from the EU to Canada and the possibility that the information could be shared with others “entail an interference with the fundamental right to respect for private life.”The EU and Canada signed the agreement in 2014, but the European Parliament subsequently referred it to the court for a ruling on whether it was compatible with EU privacy laws. Tags: Britain & Europe, Canada, European Union << Previous PostNext Post >>