A month filled with fun, informative and thought-provoking activities and events was launched today, Jan. 31, when February was proclaimed African Heritage Month at Province House. “African Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect upon the valuable contributions African Nova Scotians have made to the rich social and cultural identity of our province,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, who made the proclamation in the Red Chamber. “It is also a chance to look toward a future of strong participation by African Nova Scotians in all facets of the economic, social, legal and political life of the province.” The African Heritage Month Information Network has been established this year to help form partnerships to enhance celebrations and ensure a provincewide calendar of events and activities are held and highlighted. The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs mobilized various community organizations from across the province to create the network. “An event could be to host a gala dinner or dance or something smaller like a film screening or book reading,” said Wayn Hamilton, African Nova Scotian Affairs CEO. “For example, a few groups in one community could work together to plan a larger community event, which would truly be in the spirit of Imani – Faith in our community, Faith in each other.” The theme of African Heritage Month 2008 is Imani, which means Faith in Swahili and the historical figure being highlighted is Marcus Garvey, who promoted the ideals of pride, freedom, self-reliance and education. In 1917, Garvey founded what is commonly known as the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He believed people of African descent would be respected only when they were economically strong and a broad education was a good start to realizing this goal. In an effort to unify people, he established more than 1,100 branches of the Universal Negro Improvement Association in more than 40 countries, including halls in Glace Bay, Sydney, and New Waterford. Garvey visited the Glace Bay U.N.I.A. in 1928. Today, it is the only one in Canada. Darlene Strong, a local African Nova Scotian artist from Cumberland County, drew the sketch of Garvey for the poster that will be unveiled at the opening reception. Copies will be distributed to various government and community organizations during the first week in February. There are several ways to access African Heritage Month information. At the African Nova Scotian Affairs website, www.gov.ns.ca/ansa , a page is dedicated to African Heritage Month with background information, a biography of Marcus Garvey and artist Darlene Strong, links to other sites featuring African Heritage Month, and information on events and activities. The calendar of events can be accessed from the homepage of the ANSA website and will be updated as new and/or revised information is received. The events line, new this year, is 902-424-3482. Events scheduled for the following day, including changes or cancellations, will be recorded daily. The line will be operational on Jan. 31. Black History Month was founded in 1926 by Harvard educated black historian, Carter G. Woodson. It started as a week in February to celebrate the history, contributions and culture of African Americans. In 1976, the week was expanded to a month. In Nova Scotia, the celebration of Black History Month was initiated in the early 1980s through the efforts of the Black History Month Association. It is now known as African Heritage Month and has been celebrated in Nova Scotia for 24 years. The African Heritage Month Information Network includes: African Nova Scotian Affairs, African Nova Scotian Music Association, Black History Month Association, Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Hankard Street Community Hall, Menelik Hall Association, United Negro Improvement Association and Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association.
Mumbai: Three persons were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents on Friday in Mumbai, which was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains this monsoon that marked its most delayed arrival in the city in 45 years, officials said.Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, ending a long dry spell, but a few hours of incessant showers left the financial capital struggling with the familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains. Also Read – Ahead of Xi’s visit, China says Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally; drops UN referencesThree persons died of electric shocks, while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs, a spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Two others suffered injuries in the Goregaon incident and were admitted to a local hospital, he said. The police were inquiring into the Goregaon electrocution incident, he added. Three persons were injured when a portion of a wall collapsed in Dadar (East), he said, adding that they were admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital. Waterlogging was reported from areas like Dadar, Wadala, Worli, Kurla, Chembur, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivili, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg and Bhandup, among others. Responding to the reports of waterlogging, the BMC said pumping out water will take time because of high tide in the Arabian Sea. The BMC appealed to the citizens to avoid driving in the waterlogged areas.
New Delhi: In an effort to allay fears, the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday said non-inclusion of a person’s name in the final list of NRC does not by itself amount to him or her being declared a foreigner and assured that adequate arrangements have been made for appeal against it.The ministry also said it will amend the rules to increase the time limit of filing of appeals in foreigners tribunals (FTs) from 60 to 120 days for those who would be excluded from the final National Register of Citizens, a list of Assam’s residents to be published on August 31. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe decisions were taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others here on Monday. In a statement, the ministry said under the provisions of Foreigners Act 1946 and Foreigners (Tribunals) Order 1964, only foreigners tribunals are empowered to declare a person foreigner. “Thus, non-inclusion of a person’s name in NRC does not by itself amount to him/her being declared as a foreigner,” it said.
APTN National NewsLegislation aimed at improving the quality of water on First Nations is one step way from becoming law.Bill S-8 will now go to the Governor General to get royal assent.MPs voted 165 to 115 in favour of the bill Monday afternoon.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said recently the bill is necessary to improve the water situation for First Nations across the country by creating water-related regulations on-reserve.“Until regulations are in place, we know that achieving long-term sustainable progress will be challenging,” said Valcourt last month at the Aboriginal affairs committee. “Modern equipment and good intentions are great, but they need regulations to support them. That is why all municipalities and communities off reserve across Canada have regulations in place.”But at that same meeting the Tsuu T’ina Nation in Alberta said the bill would leave its people parched in the midst of a major water shortage crunch.The Tsuu T’ina Nation reserve finds itself battling industrial, agricultural sectors along with neighbouring municipalities over an increasingly dwindling resource in an area of Alberta known as a “bellweather” region near the city limits of Calgary.A Tsuu T’ina Nation band councilor also said it would erode treaty obligations by forcing the reserve to fend for itself against a province that doesn’t recognize its over water.
Rabat – Spanish news outlet Periodistas published on Monday, September 16, a news report on Morocco’s wine production and the consumption of wine in Morocco.The report indicates that Moroccans consumed 38 million bottles of wine in 2018.Morocco’s production constitutes 77% of Moroccan red wine, 6.6 % of white wine and 16.4 % of rose and gray wine. The gray wine is only produced in Morocco. The Spanish source indicates that in Spain Moroccan wine is a token import. Only 10 or 15 % of Moroccan wine is for export. Moroccan wine reaches Europe and other continents, including the US, Japan, and China.In Europe, the wine is also exported to the Netherlands, France, and Belgium.In addition to exports in Europe, Asia, and America, Morocco is also the second-largest exporter of wine in Africa after South Africa.The news report also mentioned some of the most notable regions for wine production. Periodistas indicates that the Meknes region is notable for wine production, bottling 60% of all Moroccan wine.Read Also: Moroccan Wine Producer to Export to ChinaThe Moroccan winery map also includes the eastern region of Berkane, where 75% of the harvest is concentrated at the “Domaine des Trois Cavaliers winery.”The news report indicates that the eastern region is also a home for vines “grown in greenhouses, especially in the Bouark plain, in the province of Nador.”The Spanish outlet also listed some of the fine wine in Morocco including Tandem from Thalvin. Perodistas indicates that the brand was awarded a medal at the Bordeau Fair in 2017.Volubila wine is also among the best Moroccan wines, according to the Spanish news outlet.Sharing statistics, the news report indicates that Moroccan wineries employ 20,000 people across three large companies, including Les Celliers de Meknes, Castel, and Thalvin Group.ConsumptionThe Spanish report also gave statistics about alcohol consumption in Morocco, indicating that in addition to wine, 310 million liters of beer were consumed in the last three years.“That is about 103 million liters per year, in addition to 14 million bottles of other alcoholic beverages.”The news report emphasized that Moroccans consume more beer than wine.“The best-known beer brands are Casablanca, Flag, and Stork,” the report said.The news report also emphasized the increase in alcohol since the Justice and Development Party (PJD) came to power in 2011.“The price of wine has increased more than 20% and beer 12 % since the arrival of the PJD.”The news report added that the Ministry of Agriculture under the leadership of “the non-Islamist” Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch, “promoted the Green Morocco Plan Program, with the aim of boosting productivity and organizing the entire agricultural sector and it has included vineyards and wine production.”The sector of production of wine and alcoholic beverages, according to Periodistasts, benefited from “several programs, including the equipment of 95% of the areas dedicated to the vineyard of localized irrigation systems and the use of hail protection nets, with the support of the Agricultural Development Fund (FA).”Alcoholic beverages are the 3rd most widely used drug in Morocco, according to a 2017 study conducted by the National Observatory of Drugs and Addictions (ONDA).Between January and May 2017, Moroccan consumers drank 7% more compared to the same period last year.
“During the previous reporting period, all parties in Nepal and Sri Lanka were delisted after full implementation of their action plans. In 2012, no further violations were recorded by any party in those country situations,” the report said.The LTTE was among the groups listed in the report previously and following the end of the war the TMVP Karuna faction was also listed. (Colombo Gazette) In the 2011 report released last year Sri Lanka was mentioned but was removed from a list of countries that use children for armed conflict. The report said that Mali is a new situation covered in the latest reporting period, while Nepal and Sri Lanka are no longer included following the delisting of all parties within their territories in 2012. Sri Lanka is no more included in the UN Secretary General’s annual report on children in armed conflict, the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and armed conflict said.The annual report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released yesterday (Wednesday) highlights progress made in 2012 to protect children living in countries affected by conflict.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) reports that President Joseph Kabila has put into effect a new electoral law that sets 18 June as the date of the first election in the DRC’s 46-year history as an independent nation.“This is the closest that the Congolese people have been to a credible election since independence in 1960,” William Swing, the Special Representative in the DRC of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.“They have the largest and most sustained international support since independence, including the largest UN peacekeeping mission in the history of UN peacekeeping,” he noted. “We are encouraged simply because of the sheer enthusiasm of the people, who are determined to get back to conditions of stability and legitimacy of institutions.”The elections are seen as cementing the DRC’s transition from a six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and the attendant humanitarian catastrophe.The preparations for the 18 June vote for a president and parliament already constitute the largest and most complex UN electoral-assistance mission ever undertaken, the UNDP said.An estimated $270 million is being invested in voter registration and other preparations for the historic vote. The Congolese government has pledged $40 million to support the effort.UNDP said it will provide essential technical and logistical support for the country’s Independent Election Committee (IEC), including procurement of election materials and the training of elections personnel.In the militia-ridden eastern Ituri district, in which stability has yet to be assured, Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno, held a series of meetings with local authorities and civil society representatives.He stressed the need for a stable environment in the province, and discussed the issue of sexual violence against women.From Bunia, Mr. Guéhenno will travel to Goma, a UN spokesman said today.Since 1999 the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), with nearly 17,000 military personnel, has been helping to stem instability fomented by not only internal factions but also by those of neighbouring countries.In the east, most recently UN peacekeepers, backed by armoured vehicles and helicopters, supported DRC army troops in dislodging rebels from neighbouring Rwanda occupying parts of South Kivu province. MONUC troops were also helping army operations against rebel militias in Ituri, further north.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Export Development Canada lends $265M to Spain’s Telefonica for BlackBerrys by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 8, 2013 4:19 pm MDT The Canadian government is helping a Spanish telecommunications company buy BlackBerry smartphones.Export Development Canada has loaned 200 million euros, or about C$265 million, to Telefonica to purchase BlackBerry’s (TSX:BB) smartphones and related services.The Crown corporation says the agreement will help foster a stronger relationship between the two companies.“EDC’s financing is really about making the transactions between BlackBerry and Telefonica easier, helping to enhance and broaden the relationship between these two major global players,” said EDC regional vice-president Lewis Megaw, who is responsible for Africa, Europe and the Middle East.EDC provides financing to international companies to help promote Canadian goods and services, or other international relationships.Telefonica has worked with the EDC on several agreements since 2006, but recent troubles with Spain’s economy have affected its financial results.The company, which operates in 24 countries, reported that profits dropped to $4.4 million in 2012, compared to $6.2 million in 2011. Revenues were relatively flat.The Spanish firm has also had a relationship with another Waterloo, Ont.,-based company, Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC), which oversees network technology.Meanwhile, presales were underway for the keypad version of the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone in the United Kingdom. Two major U.K. retailers, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u, began taking orders for the device on their websites on the weekend.The BlackBerry Q10 device is scheduled to arrive in stores later this month.While a Canadian release date hasn’t been announced yet, it’s expected to arrive in the same time frame.Many longtime BlackBerry users have professed their loyalty to a keypad version of the device. Some have chosen to wait for it rather than buy the touchscreen model that arrived in stores earlier this year.BlackBerry hopes a combination of its two latest models, both which use a new operating system, will help it secure a stronger competitive position in the smartphone market, which is dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy.
“If this happens again, there is a strong possibility that we will have to consider changing the competitive nature of our sports morning.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The head teacher of Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, said no parents would be invited to the annual event to “ensure the safety of staff, pupils and other parents”. Gregory Hill said aggressive behaviour towards staff by an “extremely small minority” had “ruined matters for all concerned”.Police confirmed officers had been called to two incidents at the school since June.A survey last year found that more than half of primary schools now hold non-competitive sports days with no “winners”. They host events where children are not singled out to compete but work in teams and are recognised simply for taking part. The members of staff at the finish line, and nobody else, have the absolute final say and as to the first, second and third place positionsSian Evans, head teacher of Mynydd Bychan school in Cardiff Ms Evans also told parents that if they wanted to take photographs, they must sign a permission form at Cardiff’s National Indoor Athletics Centre, where the sports day is held. She added that they are not allowed to upload photographs or videos of other children on social media sites.“The arrangements for the smooth running of the morning are very tight,” Ms Evans told parents. “Members of staff work hard in various ways during the morning.”Last summer, it emerged that parents had been banned from a primary school sports day after some were aggressive towards teachers. Fifty-seven per cent of parents surveyed said their children’s infant and primary schools hold sports days with a “non-competitive theme”.However, 82 per cent wanted a return to competitive sports days on the basis that children must realise “you can’t always win at everything in life and sometimes you have to lose”. Seventy-six per cent did not approve of “non-competitive” events, with parents saying that “healthy competition helped children individually to strive to improve and challenge themselves”.Fifty-three per cent said they were “comfortable” with their child losing, believing that it wasn’t “a bad thing” because it built resilience and confidence. Pushy parents must stop using smartphone “video evidence” to challenge sports day results, a head teacher has warned.Sian Evans, head teacher of Mynydd Bychan school in Cardiff, wrote to parents urging them not to film races, jumping events and throwing contests while they watched children compete.In previous years, she said, parents had used iPads and smartphones to film sports day events and then used the footage to dispute the results, demanding changes to official standings.Ms Evans wrote to parents ahead of this year’s sports day, warning them to stop the practice, saying: “Teacher’s word is final”.She explained: “The members of staff at the finish line, and nobody else, have the absolute final say and as to the first, second and third place positions.“Unfortunately, during the last few years parents have approached members of staff with evidence that they had filmed on electronic devices such as iPads in order to prove that their child should have been awarded a higher position in a particular race and comments also appeared on Facebook.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Residents in the southeastern Athens suburbs of Iliopouli, Alimos, Argyroupoli and Elliniko were connected to the wider Athens metro network when four new metro stations were opened to the public last Friday.The stations were completed two years ago, but work on their signalling systems was frozen as a result of a corruption scandal involving the contractor, Siemens. The German electronics giant was found to have bribed various government officials over the course of a decade. In 2012, Siemens reached a €270 million settlement with the Greek government. The opening of the new stations – all on the Red Line 2 – will bring changes to the routes and timetables of a number of bus lines serving the suburbs.
Maria Vamvakinou has called on federal parliament to back efforts to promote and protect the Greek language, and to support interventions to halt the decline of Indigenous languages in Australia.Labor’s Member for Calwell raised the motion last week, acknowledging UNESCO’s recognition of International Mother Language Day on 21 February – the date chosen to launch Victoria’s Speak Greek in March project.In her speech, Ms Vamvakinou said that of the 418 languages other than English spoken in Australia today, at least 151 of them were used in her electorate. “Sadly, we find ourselves in a dire predicament where we are lamenting the decline of our Indigenous languages. They are increasingly becoming extinct,” said the federal MP, who said that Indigenous languages are continuing to decline in Australia across all age groups. “Worldwide it is estimated that more than a half of the 6,000 languages spoken today will be replaced by the dominant languages,” said Ms Vamvakinou. “This means that 3,000 languages will no longer be spoken by the end of the 21st century, and that all their cultural, ethnic and ecological heritage, that are unique to its speakers, will also be lost.”Ms Vamvakinou added that while Australia was fortunate to have a rich diversity of languages “we must not remain complacent. Rather we should do what we can to maintain, service and support our languages as national cultural assets”.Ms Vamvakinou commended the Speak Greek in March campaign to the parliament. The project – now in its third week – was developed in Victoria to encourage a greater use of the language amongst Greek and non-Greek speaking Australians. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Endeavour : prochaine tentative de lancement le 8 mai au plus tôtUne panne électrique a empêché le lancement de l’avant-dernière navette américaine vendredi. Il faudra plusieurs jours de travail pour la réparer. Conséquence : Endeavour ne va pas s’envoler vers l’espace avant le 8 mai au plus tôt.”Il y a encore beaucoup de travail à faire dans l’immédiat”, a déclaré Mike Moses, chargé de coordonner les responsables de la mission, cité par l’AFP. En effet, une panne électrique fait que la navette est toujours au sol, alors qu’elle devait être lancée vendredi dernier.Les ingénieurs ont travaillé une bonne partie du week-end. Selon Mike Moses, il faudra retirer la boîte d’avionique défectueuse aujourd’hui (une pièce de 18 à 22 kilos) pour en installer une nouvelle d’ici demain soir. Située dans le compartiment moteur de l’orbiteur, elle sert à distribuer l’électricité. Par la suite il faudra effectuer une série de tests qui prendra deux jours et analyser l’ancienne boîte, rapporte l’agence de presse.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAEnviron 750.000 personnes avaient fait le déplacement vendredi pour assister au lancement d’Endeavour. Le président américain Barack Obama était également présent avec sa famille au Centre spatial Kennedy du Cap Canaveral en Floride.Pour son ultime mission, Endeavour devra livrer à la Station spatiale internationale le spectromètre magnétique Alpha 2 (AMS), un module de sept tonnes et de deux milliards de dollars qui doit s’attaquer aux plus grandes questions posées sur l’Univers : l’existence d’antimatière ou la nature de la matière noire invisible. Selon Mike Moses, le report du lancement d’Endeavour n’aura pas d’incidence sur celui de la dernière navette, Atlantis, prévu au mois de juin.Après cette date, la Nasa dépendra exclusivement des Soyouz russes pour acheminer ses astronautes et son matériel vers l’ISS, au prix de 51 millions de dollars le siège, jusqu’à ce qu’un autre vaisseau US, probablement commercial, ne prenne la relève. Mais cela ne se fera probablement pas avant 2015.Le 2 mai 2011 à 09:18 • Emmanuel Perrin
Inter Milan are not keen on appealing their stadium ban but have asked for children to fill one of San Siro’s stands for their next Serie A game against Sassuolo.The club was ordered to play two domestic matches behind closed doors after the racial abuse to Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly during their Serie A meeting on Boxing Day.However, the Nerazzurri responded on their official website: “FC Internazionale Milano announce they will not appeal the decision taken by Lega Serie A’s judge for the events that took place during the Inter-Napoli on December 26.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The club have instead filed a request to the FIGC and Lega to offer the possibility to girls and boys from the Nerazzurri’s Scuole Calcio and Centro Sportivo Italiano to attend the game against Sassuolo, scheduled for January 19, valid for Week 20 of Serie A, in the First Orange Tier.“[We believe it is] an important initiative to launch a strong and clear signal against all forms of discrimination and violence.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Wicked Local recently revealed its 2019 Readers Choice Awards for Wilmington. Below are the winners and honorable mentions for service providers.Do you agree with the winners? Any notable snubs? Let us know in the comments below or on Wilmington Apple’s Facebook page.Accountant#1 Choice: Dave SousaHonorable Mention: Karen SaporitoHonorable Mention: Ray MecuriHonorable Mention: Thomas CraigFinancial Planner#1 Choice: Guy Angiuoni Jr.#1 Choice: Michael MonteforteMaid/House Cleaning Service#1 Choice: Kim ThompsonHonorable Mention: Freakyclean LadyHonorable Mention: Marsha NewhouseLandscaper#1 Choice: Fine Line Landscaping#1 Choice: RCP LandscapingHonorable Mention: D&D Mulch & LandscapeHonorable Mention: Giroux Bros. LandscapingHonorable Mention: Mike’s LandscapingHonorable Mention: Russell LandscapingAttorney/Lawyer#1 Choice: Michael MonteforteHonorable Mention: Robert PetersonVeterinarian/Animal Hospital#1 Choice: Wilmington Veterinary HospitalPhysical Therapy#1 Choice: Leonardo Physical TherapyHonorable Mention: Harmeling Physical TherapyHonorable Mention: Hatfield TherapyHair Salon#1 Choice: Hair DesignsHonorable Mention: Hair XtremeHonorable Mention: Nicholas Scott SalonDay Spa or Massage#1 Choice: La Moon Thai Spa#1 Choice: Susan AntonHonorable Mention: Hatfield’s Healing HandsManicure/Pedicure#1 Choice: WOW NailsHonorable Mention: Coco NailsHonorable Mention: Elegant Touch NailsTanning Salon#1 Choice: Catchin RayzHonorable Mention: Tint OrganicFitness Studio/Health Club#1 Choice: RMA Fitness CenterHonorable Mention: Core Fitness At Wilmington Dance AcademyHonorable Mention: Wilmington Fit Body Boot CampHonorable Mention: The Yoga LoftWeight Loss Center#1 Choice: Planet FitnessAssisted Living#1 Choice: Windsor PlaceHonorable Mention: CareOne at WilmingtonHonorable Mention: Monteforte Law PCDoctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician#1 Choice: Dr. Paul MacDonaldHonorable Mention: Dr. Daniel CarsonHonorable Mention: Dr. Lillian S. Moy-YeeDentist or Dental Office#1 Choice: Silver Lake DentalHonorable Mention: Biondo & Foley Dental GroupHonorable Mention: Pediatric Dental Care of WilmingtonChiropractor#1 Choice: Wilmington Family Chiropractic & Wellness CenterHonorable Mention: Wellcare Chiropractic CenterHonorable Mention: Dr. Kevin G. WexlerDaycare/Preschool#1 Choice: Wonder Years Learning CenterHonorable Mention: Abundant Life Christian School & Learning CenterDry Cleaner#1 Choice: Lapels Dry CleaningHonorable Mention: Anton’s CleanersHonorable Mention: Maxi The CleanersAuto Service/Repair#1 Choice: AAA Tire CoHonorable Mention: Charlie’s Auto BodyHonorable Mention: Forrest Auto RepairCommunity Bank/Credit Union#1 Choice: Reading Co-Operative BankInsurance Agency#1 Choice: Marotta Insurance AgencyDance School#1 Choice: The Dance CompanyHonorable Mention: Wilmington Dance AcademyHonorable Mention: Debi’s Dance StudioGymnastics School#1 Choice: Gym Street USAHonorable Mention: The Dance CompanyHonorable Mention: Reading Gymnastics Academy (North Reading)Retirement Living Residence#1 Choice: Windsor Place of WilmingtonHonorable Mention: Woodbriar Health CenterHVAC/Plumbing – Heating/AC Company#1 Choice: Kevin Scott Heating & PlumbingHonorable Mention: St. Jean Heating & CoolingLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBEST PLACES TO SHOP IN WILMINGTON: Wicked Local 2019 Readers Choice Awards AnnouncedIn “Business”BEST PLACES TO EAT IN WILMINGTON: Wicked Local 2019 Readers Choice Awards AnnouncedIn “Business”Wicked Local Announces Wilmington’s 2018 Readers Choice Award WinnersIn “Business”
Four Bangladeshi nationals rescued from Rio Grande by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Photo: US Border Patrol/Laredo SectorA group of Bangladeshi nationals have been rescued from drowning near Texas border, a US online newspaper has reported.And several other Bangladeshis were among 300 irregular migrants detained in Turkey, according to media reports.Border Patrol agents rescued a group of Bangladeshi nationals after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande, reports Beritbart.It said Marine agents working river patrol observed a group of migrants in the Rio Grande River on the evening of 29 October.The agents observed the four migrants were having difficulty staying afloat in the current, Beritbart quoted Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials as saying.The agents carefully approached the group and noticed two of the men disappear under the surface. Officials said the agents quickly responded and grabbed the two men from the water and pulled them onto the boat.Agents then pulled the two remaining migrants into the boat and transported all four to the shoreline where ground-based agents waited.Medically trained Border Patrol agents evaluated the four migrants and determined they did not require any additional assistance.During the immigration interview, agents learned the four men are Bangladeshi nationals who were being smuggled into the US. The agents transported the men to the Laredo South Station for processing.Bangladeshis were among 300 irregular migrants detained in Turkey. Photo: Anadolu AgencySince the beginning of fiscal year 2019, Laredo Sector apprehended 75 Bangladeshi nationals, Laredo Sector officials told Breitbart News in response to an inquiry. This is more than 10 per cent of the total arrested during the previous year.Bangladeshis among migrants detained in TurkeyThere were Bangladeshis who were among at least 301 irregular migrants held across Turkey, reports Anadolu Agency, a Turkey-based international news agency.A total of 264 migrants including Pakistani, Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, Bangladeshi, Algerian and Palestinian nationals, were reportedly detained during gendarmerie patrols in several districts in Edirne province.In the Aegean Izmir province, 37 irregular migrants—including Syrians, Iraqis and Palestinians—were held in the Kusadasi district, said Anadolu Agency quoted a security source as saying.The migrants attempted to cross to Greek islands via a rubber boat, the source added.Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011, when the Syrian civil war began.
Success doesn’t happen by accident. It is truly about the people. What we want to do here is provide success for our student athletes – Jimbo Fisher#12thMan pic.twitter.com/04XBwQ1HeC— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 4, 2017 Share Your expectations will never be greater than mine – Jimbo Fisher#12thMan pic.twitter.com/l7KOs8CQMc— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 4, 2017 “I’ve always admired Texas A&M from afar and appreciated what it had.” – Jimbo Fisher #12thMan pic.twitter.com/6JfsifRwYp— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 4, 2017 “It’s an exciting time to be at Texas A&M, & I’m extremely proud to be your coach.” – Jimbo Fisher #12thMan pic.twitter.com/dEr74bH9Cj— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 4, 2017 – / 11Jimbo Fisher said the opportunity to coach Texas A&M was one he simply couldn’t pass up.Fisher was lured away from Florida State, where he won a national championship in 2013, with a 10-year, $75 million contract at Texas A&M. Fisher was formally introduced at Texas A&M on Monday.Fisher takes over for Kevin Sumlin, who was fired Nov. 26 after the Aggies finished the regular season 7-5 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The 53-year-old Sumlin, who went 51-26 and led the Aggies to a bowl game in each of his six seasons, is still owed $10 million for the remaining two years on his contract.Fisher went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and four Atlantic Division titles.Jimbo Fisher’s trumpeted arrival to College Station: pic.twitter.com/GUmttygt2R— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) December 3, 2017 “He is the right coach at the right time for Texas A&M.” – Scott Woodward on the hiring of Jimbo Fisher #12thMan pic.twitter.com/MruAaXn20z— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) December 4, 2017
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 In the study, 334 chest X-rays were reviewed by 10 radiologists with and without the enhanced ClearRead +Confirm image. The software reduced the reading time by an average of nearly 19 percent, without comprising accuracy.Evaluating the conventional X-ray and ClearRead image together took an average of 5 ½ seconds less per image than evaluating the conventional X-ray image on its own, amounting to a savings of 30 minutes across all images.Participating radiologists strongly agreed that the enhanced image increased their confidence in confirming the placement of lines and tubes and made it easier to see venous catheters.“The software-enhanced chest X-ray image increases radiologists’ confidence while reducing decision-making time and time to treatment, with no additional tests or radiation exposure for patients,” said Steve Worrell, Riverain’s chief technology officer. ClearRead +Confirm uses the clinically proven, proprietary machine learning and pattern recognition technologies in Riverain’s chest X-ray bone-suppression and computer-aided detection (CAD) software.ClearRead +Confirm software is cleared for sale in Europe and is currently being reviewed for clearance by the FDA. For more information: www.RiverainTechnologies.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Technology | December 20, 2012 Riverain Software that Increases Visibility, Decreases Time to Confirm Placement of Lifesaving Medical Devices Receives CE Mark Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more December 20, 2012 — New software by Riverain Technologies that improves the visual clarity of conventional chest X-ray images and increases radiologists’ efficiency by reducing the time it takes to accurately confirm the proper placement of lifesaving feeding, drug-delivery and pain management tubes and lines has received CE mark approval.The software, ClearRead +Confirm, was introduced at the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago.Tubes and lines placed inside the body are used regularly for intensive care patients and others receiving ongoing treatments for cancer, pain and other conditions. Improper placement or migration of the devices between uses can cause serious complications, including death.Portable chest X-ray machines are routinely used to confirm placement of lines and tubes; however, the image quality makes it challenging for radiologists to differentiate these structures, and the rib and clavicle bones obscure visibility of chest tissue by up to 40 percent. Radiologists also incur significant time adjusting the image to make the edges and tips of the devices stand out.ClearRead +Confirm software immediately processes any portable chest X-ray, creating a second, soft tissue image with the ribs and clavicles suppressed and increasing the contrast, sharpness and visibility of tubes, lines and cardiac wires. Radiologists simply toggle between the two images to confidently and efficiently confirm proper placement of the devices.A Georgetown University reader study assessed the time it took radiologists to locate:PICC lines, or peripherally inserted central catheters, which are long, thin tubes that remain inside the chest to deliver nutrients, fluid, blood and medicines over time to treat pain, infection or cancer. PICC lines also are used to draw blood samples and provide kidney dialysis.Nasogastric tubes (NG tubes), which carry food and medicine to the stomach through the nose.Wires that conduct or measure electrical impulses, including electrodes for cardiac pacing and defibrillation. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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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 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. News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more
Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican band Zòpilot! performs for the last time tonight at Cine Magaly Concert explores roots of traditional Caribbean music Little Mermaid ballet, Gamer Fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica Dub sounds in Costa Rica: Mad Professor and Mad Elaine The Pennsylvanian bandTitle Fight is gearing up for an unusual show: its first in Costa Rica, and in a slightly smaller venue than usual. The punk rock band will perform at El Sótano in Barrio Amón, San José, on Sept. 11, alongside the Costa Rican bands Overseas, The Movement in Codes and Diger, and Canadian musician Chris Snelgrove. Costa Rica is the first stop on Title Fight’s Latin American tour, which includes countries such as Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.Title Fight was formed in 2003 in Kingston, Pennsylvania by Jamie Rhoden on guitar and vocals, Ned Russin on bass and vocals, and Ben Russin on drums. In 2005, guitarist Shane Moran joined the band. Besides playing punk rock, Title Fight has also journeyed through genres including melodic hardcore, hardcore punk, post-hardcore and indie rock. The band has released three albums: Shed, Floral Green and Hyperview, released in February 2015.The band has played some large venues, such as California’s Coachella Fest in 2014, but will have a more intimate audience on Friday.“Title Fight has become a big band and has been playing in big venues with an audience made up of 1,000 or more people. Here, they will be performing in front of 300 people,” said Destiny Recordings’ producer, Alejandro Guerrero. Bassist and producer Alejandro Guerrero. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesTitle Fight plays at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at El Sótano, Barrio Amón, ¢12, 000 ($22). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to 8827-9690 to get your ticket. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Employees of Samsung Electronics Co. check the products near an advertisement of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S6 smartphone at a Samsung Electronics shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Samsung Electronics Co. forecast lower-than-expected profit for the April-June quarter in a sign that its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to lead a meaningful recovery.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories Sales declined 8 percent from a year earlier to 48 trillion won, falling short of the FactSet forecast of 52.8 trillion won. The South Korean company will release its full result for the quarter later this month.When Samsung began sales of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in April, there were expectations that the new flagship devices would lead a revival at Samsung’s handset business, which suffered a stunning decline last year.It retained the title of the world’s largest maker of smartphones but its market share declined, squeezed by Apple in the premium market and by Chinese companies in the low-end market. Within Samsung, development of the Series 6 smartphones was dubbed “Project Zero,” signifying the company’s efforts to recapture the winning formula of its earlier phones.Samsung was hit by two problems with its Galaxy S6 series. The regular version of the phone, the Galaxy S6, wasn’t as popular as expected, while the S6 Edge model, which features a display that curves on both sides that is more difficult to produce, couldn’t keep up with demand.“The failure to manage the initial shipment for the Galaxy S6 series is the primary reason” for disappointing sales, said Lee Ka-keun, an analyst at KB Securities. “Demand for smartphones and other IT products were also weak.” Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 0 Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Samsung’s smartphone sales were also hit by a new law that was enforced in South Korea last year, which barred handset vendors from giving hefty subsidies to phone buyers. The measure has been a boon to Samsung’s rival Apple Inc., whose iPhone sales in South Korea grew. Apple’s newest models also featured larger screens that were similar in size to the Samsung phones, removing one of Samsung’s advantages.Counterpoint Technology Market Research, a market research firm, said last month that Samsung sold 6 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones by the end of April, selling at a faster rate than its 2014 predecessor model.But the research firm said the chance of Samsung’s flagship models overtaking Apple’s iPhone 6 series was small due to production constraints for the curved glass.Analysts have lowered profit forecasts for Samsung in recent weeks citing the weaker-than-expected sales of its flagship smartphones. Last month, Nomura Securities cut its estimate of Samsung’s smartphone shipments during the second quarter to 75 million units, down 11 percent from its earlier forecast. Other brokerages also cut their forecasts.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.Samsung on Tuesday estimated its second quarter operating profit at 6.9 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down 4 percent from a year earlier. The result represents a 15 percent gain from the previous quarter but it was lower than the 7.23 trillion won forecast in a FactSet survey of analysts. Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist
Jackalope at Willow Creek VineyardUltimate Winery Experiences Australia adds new options to stayUltimate Winery Experiences Australia is thrilled to announce the inclusion of two new members to the collection – Jackalope at Willow Creek Vineyard, on the Mornington Peninsula and Mandoon Estate, located in the Swan Valley. Both properties offer luxe boutique accommodation, further enhancing UWEA’s suite of experiences.Sally Cope, Executive Officer of UWEA says:“This is a great opportunity for us to build on the strength of the existing collection by offering a wider selection of overnight experiences. There is a clear appetite for both domestic and international premium travelers to visit our wine regions for a night or more and these fabulous onsite accommodation options are a major drawcard.”Luxury boutique hotel, Jackalope, opened in April 2017 to widespread excitement and acclaim, immediately earning one of Australian tourism’s most revered accolades – Australia’s Hotel of the Year at the annual Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards.Set on a pristine vineyard amid Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula – only one hour from Melbourne – this distinctive hotel, unique in destination and design, heralds a new era for the region. In collaboration with existing UWEA member, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Jackalope will offer four new experiences combining winery tours and tastings, fine dining, luxury accommodation and spa treatments.Examples of the new experiences available at Jackalope include:Mornington Peninsula Discovery – an ideal introduction to the Mornington Peninsula, this one or two-night escape packages accommodation in one of Jackalope’s Vineyard View rooms; a wine and a cheese plate on arrival; a five-course dinner with matched wines in Jackalope’s hatted dining room, Doot Doot Doot; and daily breakfast. Also included is Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove’s Estate to Plate Experience and private road transfers to/from Melbourne. Prices from $838 per person (twin/double share).Mornington Peninsula Luxury – a premium exploration of this beautiful region, this two-night luxury escape includes accommodation in Jackalope’s 85 sqm signature suites, known as Lairs; a wine and a cheese plate on arrival; a five-course dinner with matched wines in Jackalope’s hatted dining room, Doot Doot Doot; daily breakfast; and a ‘Wine Therapy’ spa session, designed for couples and comprising a range of treatments using wine-based products. Also included is Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove’s Pinot Lovers Road Trip, Jackalope’s signature Wine Therapy spa treatment and private road transfers to/from Melbourne.Mandoon Estate is the first Swan Valley winery in the UWEA collection. Western Australia’s beautiful Swan Valley is a favourite of Perth locals, situated just over 25km from Perth CBD.“The Swan Valley has been our wish list for a while, with such close proximity to Perth and an easy connection to our Margaret River wineries, it made the obvious choice. We’re thrilled to have Mandoon Estate on board.” Says Cope.Located overlooking the magnificent Swan River, Mandoon Estate has earned a reputation as one of the Swan Valley’s best wineries and most popular destinations. As well as the cellar door, showcasing the Estate’s range of award-winning fine wines, within the picturesque grounds also lies a microbrewery and casual dining venue, the Homestead Brewery; fine dining restaurant Wild Swan; a gourmet deli and beer garden as well as the property’s original homestead, dating back to circa 1905, which has been restored and now houses the Linton & Kay Art Gallery.Luxury accommodation is available onsite at recently opened The Colony, with 32 spacious, luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking a beautiful section of the Swan River and the property’s original Verdelho vineyard, planted in 1895.Examples of the new experiences on offer at Mandoon Estate include:Meet the Makers at Mandoon Estate – An in-depth guided tour of Mandoon Estate’s working winery, hosted by a member of the talented winemaking team, a tour Mandoon’s German Brewhouse and a 5-course degustation lunch at Wild Swan.Ultimate Flight – an exploration of the Swan Valley region and Mandoon Estate with a private tour, guided tasting in the private underground cellar, a 30 minute chopper flight to Perth’s beautiful beaches, a 5-course degustation lunch at Wild Swan, and overnight accommodation with breakfast at The Colony.Also available for groups of 10 people of more is Mandoon Estate’s Bush Tucker Tasting – a unique opportunity to listen to the stories of this area and learn about local indigenous food and culture from Noongar Elder, Dale Tilbrook including a tasting of some traditional bush food followed by a 2-course lunch paired with award-winning beer and wine.Source = Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia