Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to

first_imgVancouver’s mayor says he will direct staff to look for sites where drug users can access safe opioids to prevent overdoses as part of a plan recommended by an emergency task force calling for more services for people who are dying alone.Kennedy Stewart says the number of overdose deaths has remained about the same as last year despite the best efforts of front-line workers, first responders and health professionals who seem to be fighting a losing battle.The sites where hydromorphone may be supplied are part of an approved research project involving the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, which had already suggested making the opioid available in vending machines.Dr. Patricia Daly, the chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health and a member of the task force, says more people are dying alone in the city than elsewhere in the province because of the high number of single-room occupancy hotels and shelters, and they need alarm systems, apps or other ways to get help.Stewart formed the task force last month shortly after taking office.He says the report that also calls for $2.7 million in funding from the province and $770,000 from the federal government will go before city council on Thursday for approval.The B.C. Coroners Service recorded 369 deaths in Vancouver last year and by September this year, 297 people had died.Stewart says he has discussed Vancouver’s overdose crisis with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who seemed to be deeply sympathetic about the issue.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Muslim Scholars Union President Rebukes Morocco for Putting French First

Rabat – The president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Ahmed Al Raissouni, has strongly criticized the heads of political parties who support draft Law 51.17, which seeks to adopt French as a language of teaching in scientific subjects in Moroccan schools.Raissouni said that Arabic should come first, and then English, “and then [we can] look for a place for French.”The scholar warned that students’ proficiency in foreign languages is low because students cannot interact with classes in French and English. Raissouni argued that “if science should be taught in a foreign language, it must be taught in English.”Read Also: Abdelilah Benkirane Slams PJD’s Stance on French Teaching Law, Calls on El Othmani to ResignThe scholar added that “English should come first, Spanish second, and then French.”According to Raissouni, Morocco has to come out of “this monopoly, because French monopolizes Morocco, intellectuals, thinkers, and students.”Raissouni’s statement added to the recent remarks by former Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane, who criticized members of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) which he previously led.According to Benkirane, the draft law is unconstitutional and against the principles of his party.The draft law, according to education minister Said Amzazi is in line with the Strategic Vision for the Reform of the Moroccan School launched by the Higher Council for Education, Training, and Scientific Research in 2015.Amzazi argued that “some subjects should be taught in a foreign language,” alluding to French.Benkirane, however, called on all members of the PJD to abstain from voting on the draft law. Benkirane also called on Head of Government and Secretary-General of the PJD Saad Eddine El Othmani to resign if necessary, suggesting that a resignation would be more honorable than giving up on the party’s principles. read more

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Kosovo journalist facing contempt charges before UN war crimes tribunal

20 May 2008A Kosovo Albanian journalist is being brought before the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s on charges of contempt of court after he allegedly identified a secret witness in a trial. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) allege that Baton Haxhiu, the editor of a newspaper last year, obtained information about a witness with a protected identity and then revealed the witness’ identity in an article he published.Mr. Haxhiu was arrested today, the ICTY said in a press statement issued in The Hague, and will now be transferred to the detention unit of the tribunal. He is expected to enter a plea tomorrow.Mr. Haxhiu is the third Kosovo Albanian to be charged with contempt of court in the past month, with all three cases relating to the recent trial of Ramush Haradinaj, the former prime minister of Kosovo, and others. On 25 April, Astrit Haraqija and Bajrush Morina were indicted for allegedly attempting to persuade a witness with the codename PW not to testify against Mr. Haradinaj. The duo has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been granted provisional release until the trial begins next month.Mr. Haradinaj, who was a prominent commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the conflict with Serb forces in 1998-99, was acquitted by the ICTY last month of a series of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, torture, abduction, cruel treatment, imprisonment and the forced deportation of Serbian and Kosovar Roma civilians. When they announced the verdict, the judges said the tribunal had encountered many difficulties in securing testimony from witnesses during the trials of Mr. Haradinaj and his two co-accused.Earlier this month prosecutors filed an appeal in the Haradinaj case, describing what they called the “prevailing circumstances of intimidation and fear.” read more

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Canadas digital industry needs to set global standards — we all depend

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The Financial Post set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. You can find all of our coverage here.Like other G7 countries, Canada’s annual GDP growth is not keeping up with other regions of the world. To remain competitive, we need to give our economy a jolt.According to the recently published overview report from Canada’s economic strategy tables, digitization could do the trick. That is why it calls for all economic sectors to become digital and for the adoption of digital platform technologies as a way to leapfrog other countries.Related Stories:Conservatives would create binding Canadian cybersecurity standards for critical industries, says ScheerCanada’s economy stalls after four months of growth; economists had expected moreBioTalent Canada Releases Fifth Annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s Bio-economyIntegrating digitization to operations, supply chains, logistics and infrastructure among multiple organizations and across sectors is certainly doable. But it will require an unprecedented effort towards standardization in order to succeed. Moreover, if Canada wants its fledging digital industry sector to play a meaningful role in delivering solutions, as opposed to foreign-owned tech giants, we need to take the lead in developing the required standards both nationally and internationally. Unfortunately, this is not something we are equipped to do right now. Innovation Nation: What Canadian companies need to thrive in the cutthroat global ideas economy Inside the power struggle between big banks and fintechs to modernize financial services How foreign companies use Canada’s universities to steal away huge chunks of intellectual property Although not visible to the average consumer, standards keep the economy running. They cover everything from the size of the simplest screw thread to the most complex information technology networks.As I explain in Canada Needs Standards to Support Big Data Analytics, a policy brief released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, standards serve as a “handshake” between various components of systems and allow for interoperability to take place and to build trust between participants in supply chains. Their use makes our devices and products work better, for example, by ensuring that the connection between a smartphone and a Wi-Fi network happens anywhere in the world.Standards are needed to create a new digital ecosystem by enabling connections between various actors which are not taking place now. For example, businesses are adopting digital technologies that gather large amounts of data. This data is being collected but is stored in different formats and managed on different platforms.Lack of interoperability inhibits the use of shared open-data platforms that would provide important insights and enable new innovations to sprout up. Interconnected, open operating systems are needed so data can be shared among and analyzed by producers, processors, distributors, software vendors, equipment manufacturers and data analytics companies. We need standards to frame data collection, grading, access and pooling as well as data analysis and the integration of algorithms into legacy systems while respecting privacy and confidentiality.The question now before us is who will set these standards?When it comes to technical standards development, two basic rules should be kept in mind. The first is that standards are not neutral. Whether you are participating in the development of a hockey helmet under a Canadian Standards Association technical committee or contributing to a state-of-the-art intelligent transportation system standard at the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), the outcomes will mainly reflect the views and interests of those who are sitting at the table.The second rule of standards development is once a standard is set, the die is cast. Once fundamental decisions and choices have been made over competing ideas, processes or approaches, it is difficult to change course.The good news is that once standards are introduced, both consumers and manufacturers end up winning. New standards quickly bring about technological and product certainty, which lowers the risk for consumers and manufacturers. Standards also allow smaller players to enter the market and introduce price competition.Canada has historically been successful in influencing international standards development in established industry sectors such as forestry, energy and manufacturing. It is also carving out a good track record in getting innovative Canadian companies to lead the standardization of new technologies. For example, Vancouver based AML Oceanographic, which manufactures marine performance sensors, increased its reach in global markets after taking a leadership role in the development of a new performance standard for its devices. Saskatchewan-based TESCO, which produces human machine interfaces of power systems, achieved similar results by leading standards development at the International lector Commission (IEC).However, when it comes to the digital industry sector, Canada is not yet playing a meaningful role in setting new digital technologies standards. This may be in part because Canada’s digital industry sector does not have enough large players to respond to the demand given that 90 per cent of organizations employ four employees or less.In order to succeed, the sector will need a nudge from governments and Canadian industry leaders embarking on their own digitization strategies.We are seeing the outlines of an approach emerging. For example, the recently created CIO Strategy Council has begun to provide much needed support by developing made-in-Canada foundational standards underpinning data governance, starting with a new document for automated decision systems using machine learning. Once published, this standard can be submitted as a template for the development of an international standard, which would cement Canada’s leadership internationally and allow Canadian firms to compete globally.For Canada to succeed in its digitization journey, it would be wise to support our digital industry sector in its efforts to become international standards setters. We all stand to benefit from it.Michel Girard is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and former vice president, strategy at the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). read more

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Tributes paid to SDLPs Eddie McGrady

first_imgHe played a crucial role in establishing a dispensation of peace and partnership in Northern Ireland and will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the SDLP, by the people of South Down who he served so well and, of course, by his beloved family and many friends. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described McGrady as one of the party’s “finest parliamentarians and negotiators”.“He was a man of immense integrity who, during the Troubles, showed extraordinary personal courage in the face of repeated threats against his life” he said.Eddie served the people of South Down tirelessly over fifty years in public life. He lived in Downpatrick and often quoted Saint Patrick as a model for reconciliation between the political traditions on this island. Saint Patrick’s words, written at the end of his life, apply equally to Eddie as we mourn his passing: “I have not laboured for nothing. My travels have not been in vain.”“Without Eddie and his party, Ireland would be a very different place. We are in their debt.”McGrady is survived by his daughter Paula and two sons Conaill and Gerry.Read: Noel Davern, former Fianna Fáil TD, dies at age of 67> TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to founding member of the Social Democratic Labour Party (SDLP), Eddie McGrady who died today, aged 78.As well as being one of the founding members of the SDLP in 1970, McGrady was its first Chairman  and a member of the first Nothern Ireland Police Board. He was also an MP for South Down for 23 years until his retirement in 2010.Commenting today, President Michael D Higgins said: “During the years of conflict and tension, Eddie McGrady’s personal dignity and measured words embodied the values of decency, mutual respect and the primacy of democratic politics.”last_img read more

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Poll Do you allow smoking in your home

first_img Yes (621) Poll Results: YesNoVote No (3192) A NEW STUDY has claimed that the number of deaths caused by smoking in the home could be comparable to the number of road deaths recorded in Ireland.According to the NUI Galway-led research, the concentration of particulate pollution in the homes of smokers (who smoke indoors) is six-times higher than the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for general outdoor air quality, 10 times the allowable level for healthy breathing in homes and up to 17 times greater than levels actually found outdoors.Smoking at home causes greater levels of air pollutants than using solid fuels such as coal, wood, peat and gas, says Dr Marie Coggins.Since the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland, many people have found it easier to stop people smoking in their own homes. So, in today’s poll we ask: Do you allow smoking in your home?last_img read more

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Buy an 3DS eShop game get Donkey Kong Original Edition for free

first_imgIn a new promotional deal, Nintendo is giving away a free copy of the original NES Donkey Kong game as a download for your 3DS. This edition, called Donkey Kong: Original Edition contains exclusive content which has never been seen before in the US. You can’t buy it, either, as this game is exclusive to this particular deal.So in order for 3DS owners to get their hands on the original edition of Donkey Kong, gamers must buy one of five games off the Nintendo eShop. The games that qualify are:Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!Crosswords PlusPaper Mario: Sticker StarProfessor Layton and the Miracle MaskStyle Savvy: TrendsettersYou’ll also need a Club Nintendo account linked up to your eShop account, but if you don’t have a Club Nintendo account it’s free to sign up.Simply purchase one of the five games listed above on the eShop before January 6 and register the game on your Club Nintendo account and you’ll be sent a download code for Donkey Kong: Original Edition via email.For retro fans who miss the barrel throwing monkey it’s not a bad deal since it apparently contains new content (to the US, anyway) and as you can’t buy it separately some Donkey Kong fans/collectors will have to buy it out of necessity. However, in reality you’re paying $40 to play a really old NES game.Nintendo is still trying to push the classics in order to sell some not so classic games, and in the process hopes to convince you to start buying games via download where their profit margins are significantly higher.via Kotakulast_img read more

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Quiz Which famous person is pictured with Bono here

first_img By Stephen McDermott That went swimmingly Friday 19 Apr 2019, 9:00 PM Slash Frances Fitzgerald Image: PA Images Share your result: Share Tweet Email2 Michel Platini Image: PA Images Top dog 29 Comments Marine Le Pen Very baaaad Sharon Corr The Edge Who is Bono yapping away to here? Share Tweet Julie Andrews Nile Rodgers Who is he pictured with here? Ian Brown You scored out of ! You scored out of ! Shell of a bad effort Tricker now: which singer is Bono with in the 90s here? Stevie Wonder Liam Gallagher Paws-itively perfect What are ewe doing? Noel Gallagher Adam Clayton Heather Humphreys You scored out of ! Barbra Streisand Aleksander Čeferin Bashar al-Assad Clever cat Bill O’Herlihy Lenny Kravitz Share your result: Imelda May Larry Mullen Junior Andrea Corr Ali Hewson Who is he rubbing shoulders with here? You scored out of !center_img Short URL Angela Lansbury Almost purr-fect Judi Dench Share Share your result: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sepp Blatter And finally, which footballing figure is playfully looking at Bono here? Lady Gaga Nancy Sinatra Brigitte Macron Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Tweet EARLIER THIS WEEK, Bono visited Leinster House to hear the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi address the Dáil.In fact, the U2 singer proved even more popular than Pelosi as politicians from across the divide scrambled to get a picture with him during his visit.Of course, the 58 year-old is used to such behaviour, and has been pictured with a long list of leaders, celebrities and dignitaries down the years.But can you tell who’s with him in the photos here? Benjamin Netanyahu John Hume Paul McGuinness Helen Mirren Which Dame is he with here? https://jrnl.ie/4598488 Gianni Infantino Bertie Ahern Share your result: Richard Ashcroft 44,779 Views Martin McGuinness Fintastic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Answer all the questions to see your result! Share Angela Merkel Tweet Apr 19th 2019, 9:01 PM Share your result: Share Tweet Tweet You scored out of ! Who’s singing with Bono and Glen Hansard on the right here? Which world leader is he with here? Quiz: Which famous person is pictured with Bono here? The 58 year-old is used to being pictured with celebrities First up an easy one: who is Bono with here? Who’s delighted to be snapped with Bono here? Turtley awful Sharelast_img read more

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Wildfire grows to 400 acres near Bridgeport

first_imgBRIDGEPORT — A wildfire that broke out Tuesday evening in Douglas County south of Bridgeport has grown to 400 acres — more than half a square mile.Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Janet Pearce says it’s burning grass and brush.A helicopter and a 20-person Forest Service hotshot crew from Entiat were dispatched Wednesday to help local firefighters.Pearce says drying weather has increased the fire danger in Eastern Washington and a red flag warning could be issued Wednesday afternoon.Another wildfire Tuesday burned about 300 acres near Ellensburg.KPQ reports a brush fire Tuesday night threatened homes in East Wenatchee before it was contained.And, Douglas County Fire District 1 Chief Dale Jordan told KPQ a 25-acre brush fire near Waterville on Tuesday afternoon may have been started by lightning.last_img read more

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New Zealand mosque shootings 49 killed after gunmen open fire in Christchurch

first_img Close Deans Avenue, where the first shooting incident took placeGoogle MapsAnother eyewitness said that the shooting took place around 1.45 pm local time and he “heard the big sound, the gun.” “The second shot, I run, lots of people were sitting on the floor,” he said. “The gun was (at the) front door, I run behind the mosque and I was sitting behind… and I called the police,” Mohammed Nazir told TVNZ. He added that he saw multiple people dead and injured including three women.  Members of the public refuse to leave without their children as their school, Te Waka Unua School, is in lockdown on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand.Kai Schwoerer/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, another eyewitness who lives next to the mosque said that he saw the gunman, dressed in black, running out of the mosque and dropped what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon on his driveway. “I saw dead people everywhere. There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque,” the Washington Post quoted Len Peneha as saying. “It’s unbelievable nutty. I don’t understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone. It’s ridiculous.”  The Linwood Avenue, where the second shooting was reportedGoogle MapsOne gunman is known to have live streamed the attack and posted the video on several social media channels. The New Zealand police have asked users not to circulate the video. Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online. We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed.— New Zealand Police (@nzpolice) March 15, 2019 New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held a press conference after the shooting and described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days. What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence,” she said, adding that there was “no place in New Zealand,” for the attacker. “For now my thoughts and I’m sure the thoughts of all New Zealanders are with those who have been affected their families.”Ardern has also urged people not to share the video of the incident. “What all of us can at least do is make sure we do not share, spread, or actively engage in that message of hate,” she noted. 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COPY LINKAD Loading … New Zealand mosque shootings: Several killed after gunmen open fire in Christchurch Forty-nine people were killed and at least 20 others sustained serious injuries when a gunman opened fire during afternoon prayers at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday, March 15. The New Zealand Police Commissioner confirmed the death toll and said that four people — three men and one woman — had been taken into custody. The deadly mass shooting has shocked the nation known for tolerance and safety.”This is an evolving incident and we are working to confirm the facts, however we can confirm there have been a number of fatalities,” Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement. He also revealed that multiple explosive devices were attached to vehicles as part of the attack and that they have been sanitised now.”Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice,” a separate official notice said.The Bangladesh cricket team was also said to be close to the area where the first shooting took place, but a team coach told the local media that all the members of the team were safe. While the first shooting took place at the Masjid al Noor mosque at Deans Avenue near Hagley Park, there are also reports of another shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque.The Christchurch hospital also said that “multiple” casualties had been sent, but did not specify the number. Members of the public react in front of the Masjd Al Noor Mosque as they fear for their relatives on March 15, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand.Kai Schwoerer/Getty ImagesWhy was the attack carried out?While the exact reason behind the attack isn’t known and the authorities too have said that they will not discuss the possible motivations as of now, a social media post surfaced just before the attack and is believed to have been written by one of the shooters. The post contained a link to an 87-page manifesto that spoke of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations, reported CNN. Who are the attackers?New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed that the attack seems “pre-planned” and that one of those arrested is an Australian-born. The attacker is known to have extreme views, but none of them was on the terror watch lists. “I think we should be vigilant against extreme ideology and extreme violent acts,” Ardern addedAustralian PM Scott Morrison also conducted a briefing and called the shooting a “right-wing terror attack,” reported Stuff New Zealand. He said he has been in touch with Ardern and confirmed that one of the attackers is an Australian-born. What eyewitnesses said Mohan Ibn Ibrahim, an eyewitness, spoke to CNN about the Masjid al Noor shooting and said that there were many people at the mosque at the time of the incident. “I was in the mosque. It’s a big mosque and there were more than 200 people inside. The gunmen came from the backside. Gunshots went on for a long time. We had to jump the wall to escape. I saw lots of broken glass and bricks on the backside of the mosque,” he said.last_img read more

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Govt may examine asset or stake sale in 80 PSUs

first_imgThe Narendra Modi government is reportedly planning to consider stake sale in about 80 public sector enterprises (PSEs) under its renewed disinvestment programme.To expedite stake sale in the state-owned companies, the government will exempt buyers from getting some clearances and also provide them with ready infrastructure, a senior government official told The Economic Times.”In some cases, the buyer or successor entity will not require various clearances, such as (those for) environmental and also land, that are some of the biggest impediments India Inc is facing,” said the official.The official also said real-estate properties held by loss-making PSEs is estimated to be nearly 2.5 lakh acres.”In the past, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) had made a list of all firms and land banks available with them. Then we have the 14th Finance Commission report, which has also listed out strategic and non-strategic firms,” said the official.While presenting the budget this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said the government would encourage state-run companies to divest their assets to raise funds for investment in new projects.”We have to leverage the assets of CPSEs for generation of resources for investment in new projects,” he had said.The government has reduced the disinvestment target to Rs 56,500 crore for the next fiscal year from the Rs 69,500 crore initially set for 2015-16. The disinvestment target for the current fiscal year has been revised to Rs 25,312 crore, as market conditions remained unfavourable for stake sale in PSEs.So far this year, the government has been able to raise just Rs 18,300 crore, including the recent 5 percent stake sale in thermal power-producer NTPC.The Modi government has also renamed the Department of Disinvestment (DoD) as the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).last_img read more

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Fortune 500 Rajesh Exports replaces ONGC among 7 Indian firms with highest

first_imgSeven Indian companies have featured in the Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest firms in terms of revenues for 2016. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which was ranked 161st, was featured as the biggest among Indian firms, while Rajesh Exports marked its maiden entry at 423 as the most revenue generating company.In first of sorts, gems and jewels company Rajesh Exports pushed India’s state-owned oil behemoth Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) out of the race to top 500. IOC’s revenue stood at $54.7 billion, while Rajesh Exports had $7.5 billion in revenue in 2015.Second and third biggest firms in revenue were two of India’s biggest private sector conglomerates — Reliance Industries (RIL) and Tata Motors Ltd, with 215th and 226th ranks, respectively.State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank in terms of customer base, came fourth after Tata Motors to occupy the 232nd rank. The two companies were also the only ones to improve their ranking in the index moving up by 28 ranks each.At 358th and 367th ranks, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. were placed as the fifth and sixth, respectively, as India’s richest companies.IOC, RIL, BPCL, HPCL all fell from their past rankings. Global RankingBased on 2015 data, the collective revenue of all the Fortune 500 companies stood at $27.6 trillion, while their profits were $1.5 trillion. Together they employed 67 million people in 33 countries.The world’s largest retail chain company Walmart clocked revenues of $482,130 million, followed by State Grid and China National Petroleum.last_img read more

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BTS member V just gave fans an insane surprise pop idol drops

first_imgMembers of K-pop boy band BTS or Bangtan SonyeondanBTS (Instagram)BTS has been gaining worldwide fame with their body of work. And it doesn’t look like the Korean boy group will be slowing down soon.And in true BTS form, V offered fans a reprieve from summer heat with his cozy new song “Winter Bear.” The song was apparently released without any warning on August 9, August 10 in South Korea). Reportedly, the song is in English and is described as a pop-rock ballad.The song is reportedly written by V with BTS collaborators Hiss noise and Adora as well as BTS’ RM. BTS also added another feather in their cap as they are now the first Korean boy group to reach 800 million views on a music video on YouTube. Reportedly, the group released “DNA” as the title track of their mini album “Love Yourself: Her” on September 18, 2017. On August 10, it hit 800 million views!  Members of South Korean K-Pop band BTS react on the red carpet during 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong, China, December 2, 2015.REUTERS/Bobby YipBTS used its international acclaim to shed light on social issues, mental health issues and politics, for which they made the bloomberg 50.The group initially formed as teenagers under Big Hit Entertainment and released their debut single album, 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013). BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.last_img read more

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Arte Público Press Author Interview Alidis Vicente

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Fourth grader Lance Garcia is pretty satisfied with his home life, his friends and teachers at school. However, on several occasions Lance has had to put up with bullying from his cousin Manuel. Lance has also noticed that certain students at school are bullied and made fun of. Lance decides that he is going to try to save himself and others from bullies.In the new bilingual novel The Shameless Shenanigans of Mr. Malo / Las terribles travesuras de Mr. Malo by Alidis Vicente, Lance offers his anti-bullying services to fellow students in need of rescuing. He adopts the secret identity of Mr. Malo and collects requests for assistance in a secret box labeled “MALO MAIL,” which is hidden in an old Oak tree on the school playground.   Lance realizes that neither he nor Mr. Malo are going to solve bullying by using direct confrontation. Instead, Lance/Mr. Malo uses superior intelligence and the ability to subtly manipulate situations in order to teach the bullies a lesson. Later, Lance expands one of his anti-bullying ideas into a very unconventional, but winning, theme for the Annual Fourth and Fifth Grade Healthy Habits Hallway Competition. Listen to Eric Ladau’s full conversation with author Alidis Vicente in the audio above. More information available at www.artepublicopress.com 00:00 /15:16center_img Listen Arte Público PressAlidis Vicente, author of The Shameless Shenanigans of Mister Malo . Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… 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.  Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Related Content November 1, 2009 – Nucletron offers the new Oncentra VMAT treatment planning solution for rotational therapy.Oncentra VMAT is an independent and fully open rotational planning solution within the Oncentra external beam treatment planning system, which supports image-guided photon, electron and proton treatment delivery. 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Blueribbon panel proposes an increase in the number of Costa Ricas lawmakers

first_imgBlue-ribbon panel recommendations No related posts. Do you think more lawmakers would help the country’s political situation?  Yes. I trust the experts’ judgment.  More bureaucrats? No way!  No response. A group of six former government officials and political leaders on Thursday night issued a preliminary report with a list of 95 recommendations to President Laura Chinchilla on how to improve governability in Costa Rica.One recommendation is that the country increase the number of lawmakers to 87. Currently the Legislative Assembly has 57 members.Panel members would not comment on details of the proposal, saying the final report would be presented to Chinchilla on Jan. 17.The panel was formed at Chinchilla’s request and includes ex-lawmakers Constantino Urcuyo and Francisco Antonio Pacheco, constitutional lawyer Manrique Jiménez, former president of the Social Security Fund and Supreme Court Justice Rodolfo Piza Rocafort, former diplomat and ex-presidential candidate Vladimir De la Cruz and former justice vice minister and constitutional lawyer Fabián Volio.Other changes to the assembly suggested by the experts include the possibility for lawmakers to be re-elected to consecutive terms and a reduction in the discussion period for bills before they are voted on.Panel members would also grant lawmakers the authority to fire government ministers, and allow the executive branch to make discussion of certain bills mandatory.The panel said that increasing the number of lawmakers would improve both the country’s governability and the prestige of the assembly, whose lawmakers often fare poorly in opinion polls.Adding 30 more lawmakers to the assembly would cost taxpayers an additional ₡140 million ($280,000) a month.Costa Rican lawmakers earn a monthly salary of ₡3.1 million ($6,200), plus other expenses such as gasoline subsidies and paid advisers.On his Twitter account, Communications Minister Francisco Chacón denied reports that a final report by the panel was delivered at a meeting on Thursday.Tico Times Poll Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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TRK Connection Integrates VeriTax Income Verification

first_img Income 2019-05-09 Seth Welborn TRK Connection Integrates Veri-Tax Income Verification in News TRK Connection recently announced that it has added 4506-T Income Verification from Veri-Tax to its QC audit platform Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM). According to TRK, the addition expands the range of integrated income verification providers Insight users can select to complete the post-closing QC reverification process.“TRK’s mission is to assist lenders by making the QC audit process easier, more intuitive and more efficient, thus enabling them to effectively manage and report on loan quality,” said TRK EVP of Strategy Jeremy Burcham. “Our network of integrated reverification providers plays a key role in our ability to deliver on that promise, which is why we are pleased to add Veri-Tax to our roster of top-tier income verification providers available within Insight RDM.”Veri-Tax’s 4506-T Income Verification service allows lenders to quickly validate income and uncover potential borrower misrepresentation. By auditing every order at multiple check-points, Veri-Tax reduces IRS rejections by 29 percent, and all tax transcripts include a customizable summary coversheet that highlights and calculates key income verification line items. The ability to order income verification from Veri-Tax directly through the Insight RDM platform, which also includes industry-first reverification eSign capabilities, enables lenders to create a paperless, streamlined reverification process designed to support lenders’ loan quality initiatives.“We are pleased to have supported the TRK Connection team from the very early stages of their platform development and integration of our industry leading verification services. We look forward to continuing our long partnership and serving our mutual clients,” said Nick Lim, CEO of Veri-Tax.center_img Share May 9, 2019 481 Views last_img read more

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Cala Vadella, Sant Josep de sa TalaiaCala Vadella is a family-friendly beach of the highest order, with lovely white powder sand sloping down to a shallow, sheltered bay, plus all the amenities to keep everyone happy on a day at the beach. 5. Cala Conta, San AntonioDon’t be put off by the parasol army here, this is one of the best beaches in Ibiza so there’s usually a shortage of sunbeds come August. It’s worth a visit though, especially if you duck into Sunset Ashram for drinks with a view. Too busy? Hire a pedalo out to the islet to get some R&R. San Antonio, Sant Josep, Ibiza Town: not sure where to stay in Ibiza? Read the Ibiza travel guide before choosing.6. Cala d’Hort, Ibiza TownCala d’Hort is part of a National Park, created to safeguard it against tourist development. In 1999, 11,000 environmentalists fought the so-called ‘Battle of Cala d’Hort’ in a protest against the building of a hotel, golf course and desalinisation plant in the area. 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