A 34-year-old man wanted by Haldimand OPP is in a New Brunswick hospital and in custody after being shot by police.Charles Potts of Haldimand was taken to hospital after a confrontation with police on the Trans-Canada Highway between Edmunston and Saint-Leonard shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. Edmunston is 1,200 kilometres and a 12-hour drive from Dunnville in Haldimand County.Haldimand OPP had been looking for Potts in relation to a May 22 incident on Robinson Road in Dunnville involving a male in crisis.Following the Robinson Road incident, OPP issued an alert about Potts describing him as being armed and dangerous. The OPP closed down Robinson Road between Stringer and Carter Roads for nine hours to search for him but the search was unsuccessful.Police in Edmunston, NB, were called to investigate a break and enter at an Edmunston business shortly after midnight on May 27.Police were told an armed man had shot at and injured an employee of the business, Edmunston Police and New Brunswick RCMP said in a joint statement“The suspect fled the scene in a stolen company vehicle,” said the police statement. “The vehicle left the road near Highway 2 and the suspect fled on foot.”The New Brunswick RCMP canine unit was called in to search for the suspect but the search was unsuccessful.However, shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Edmunston police spotted a man they believed to be the suspect driving another stolen vehicle. Police followed the vehicle which led them into RCMP jurisdiction.Members of the West District RCMP responded to the scene and put a spike belt on the Trans-Canada Highway.“The vehicle was brought to a stop and the man exited the vehicle with a firearm,” the statement said. “A short time later, the man took actions that were threatening towards the members and police discharged their firearm towards the man.“He suffered what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries and he was transported to hospital, where he remains for treatment.”Insp. Steve Robinson, of the Edmunston Police, confirmed that the man they arrested is Charles Potts.“We’re not sure why he was here,” Robinson said. “We’ve never had any dealings with him before this.“He may have been just trying to escape Ontario and maybe he was trying to go further east, to Halifax.”Anyone travelling from Ontario or Quebec heading to the East Coast by highway has to go through Edmunston. The community is like a funnel, Robinson said.Edmunston is a community of about 18,000 people just a couple of kilometres away from the Quebec border in the northwestern part of New Brunswick. It is on the Canada-United States border and is across from Madawaska, Maine.“We don’t usually get incidents like this,” Robinson said. “This was something pretty unusual for us and people were really upset when they heard someone (the employee of the business) had been shot.”The employee was taken to hospital, treated and released, he said.Potts meanwhile remains in custody and in hospital. He is due to appear in court in Edmunston on Tuesday.Edmunston Police and the New Brunswick RCMP’s major crime unit are continuing their investigation. Meanwhile, an independent review of the incident and police actions will be conducted.Potts will also face charges in Haldimand, but at this point it’s unclear when he will be returned to Ontario, Const. Rod LeClair of the Haldimand OPP said.Vball@postmedia.comtwitter.com/EXPVBall
The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “shared the concern expressed by the Director General in his report at the number of Iran’s past failures to report material, facilities and activities as required by its safeguards obligations,” the Board said in a statement summing up its meeting in Vienna.Delivering the report on Monday, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei noted corrective actions were being taken and called on Iran to bring into force an additional protocol on expanded inspections to enhance IAEA’s ability to provide credible assurances about the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.“Noting the Iranian actions taken thus far to correct these failures, the Board urged Iran promptly to rectify all safeguards problems identified in the report and resolve questions that remain open,” today’s statement said. Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the IAEA is entrusted with verifying.The Board also called on Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency in its on-going work. “Specifically, the Board took note of the Director General’s 16 June introductory statement which called on Iran to permit the Agency to take environmental samples at the particular location where allegations about enrichment activities exists,” it added.Welcoming Iran’s readiness to look positively at signing and ratifying an additional protocol, the Board urged Tehran “to promptly and unconditionally conclude and implement an additional protocol to its Safeguards Agreement, in order to enhance the Agency’s ability to provide credible assurances regarding the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, particularly the absence of undeclared material and activities.”The Board welcomed Iran’s reaffirmed commitment to full transparency and “expected Iran to grant the Agency all access deemed necessary by the Agency in order to create the necessary confidence in the international community,” the statement said.Noting that the enrichment plant is under IAEA safeguards, the Board encouraged Iran not to introduce nuclear material at the pilot enrichment plant, as a confidence-building measure and requested Mr. ElBaradei to provide a further report on the situation whenever appropriate.“The jury is still out. We still have a lot of work to do,” Mr. ElBaradei told reporters afterwards. He said he trusted Iran would allow the Agency to do the work it needs to do to provide the necessary assurances.“The Board was very clear that safeguards have to be implemented in a very comprehensive, very conspicuous manner, very rigid manner, if you like,” he added. “To build confidence you need to be completely transparent and that the issues before us should be resolved as early as possible.”He said the IAEA was continuing its inspection work, including the collection of environmental samples, and would be in a better position to report back to the Board by September, although it could also report earlier if needed.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) warned that pregnant women – who have accounted for six of the eight fatalities in one camp where the virus has been detected – were especially vulnerable to the disease, which usually has a fatality rate of 1 to 4 per cent.According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 625 HEV-related cases and 22 deaths have been documented in western Sudan. UNFPA and WHO both warned that the virus – usually transmitted through water contaminated with human waste – could spread quickly in Darfur, where hundreds of thousands of IDPs live in overcrowded camps with poor sanitation.UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said the threat posed by the emergence of the virus underlined the need for greater donor support for all sectors of the humanitarian effort in Darfur, which senior UN officials have described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”Food must remain a priority, of course, including nutritional supplements for pregnant and lactating women who have already been weakened by malnourishment and anaemia,” Ms. Obaid said. “But this outbreak highlights the urgency of greater international support for all sectors, from food to water and sanitation to health care.”
TORONTO – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. is selling its jewelry and watch division, Harry Winston Inc., to Swatch Group of Switzerland for US$750 million.Swatch, the world’s largest watch company, will also assume $250 million in debt.The Toronto-based diamond miner and retailer announced early Monday that the transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals.Harry Winston Diamond (TSX:HW) says it has agreed to change its name to Dominion Diamond Corp. after the deal closes.The two companies also plan to explore opportunities for a joint diamond polishing venture.Swatch says Harry Winston will complement the prestige segment of the group.“We are proud and happy to welcome Harry Winston to the Swatch Group family _ diamonds are still a girl’s best friend,” said chairwoman Nayla Hayek. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 14, 2013 2:31 am MDT Harry Winston sells jewelry division to Swatch for US$750 million
by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2017 2:46 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,149.60, down 116.44 points):Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 39 cents, or 3.38 per cent, to $11.14 on 10.3 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 84 cents, or 8.17 per cent, to $9.44 on 9.4 million shares. The Calgary-based oil company announced plans to sell between $4 billion and $5 billion of assets, cut up to an additional $1 billion in costs over the next three years and the unexpected retirement of CEO Brian Ferguson.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $2.61 on 9.2 million shares. SpiceJet could buy up to 50 additional Q400 planes from Bombardier under a letter of intent signed at the Paris Air Show. If all the planes in the letter of intent are delivered, the order would be valued at up to US$1.7 billion, before discounts.Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC). Telecommunications. Up 20 cents, or 5.24 per cent, to $4.02 on 6.8 million shares.Titan Medical Inc. (TSX:TMD). Healthcare. Down three cents, or 17.14 per cent, to 14.5 cents on 4.5 million shares.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Down 29 cents, or 0.64 per cent, to $45.14 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Down two cents, or 0.12 per cent, to $17.24 on 481,577 shares. Air Canada’s plans to develop its own frequent flyer program are one of several digitization initiatives the airline is pursuing to meet the varying needs of its 45 million passengers a year, CEO Calin Rovinescu says. Weeks after Air Canada announced it was ditching Aeroplan, Rovinescu said the decision was part of the company’s broader strategy to become more digital in its operations. That includes looking at working with artificial intelligence specialists to recognize patterns in customer data, and employing augmented reality to change how employees learn and collaborate.Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Up 63 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $15.42 on 2.05 million shares. The alternative mortgage lender is selling $1.2 billion in mortgage assets to real estate-focused private equity firm KingSett Capital as it looks to stabilize its position following a flood of customer withdrawals from their savings accounts. Home Capital expects to lose approximately $15 million on the deal, which will allow it to reduce its debt, after taking on an emergency $2-billion line of credit with onerous terms from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.
Fleet managers across the UK are logging on to the new and improved SMMT CO2 enquiry service in huge numbers to check company car tax liabilities. The service, which had averaged around 500 ‘hits’ a day during the first five months of the year, saw enquiries soar to more than 3,000 a day towards the end of June.Commenting on the news Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive said, ‘SMMT has put a great deal of work into ensuring that this is the definitive source of CO2 information in the UK and clearly we are best placed to offer this service. It is vital that the information is as accurate and accessible as possible as people try to get to grips with the new tax regime due next year’.Launched in June this year, the revamped site contains information sourced directly from first registration forms. It is received electronically via the AFRL* system, or from the V55 form, cutting down on data input errors. The entire database is refreshed every month as new model variants come on stream, making this the most comprehensive CO2 information service available. Existing data for older models has also been updated ensuring that all the information is as accurate as possible. Notes to editors For further information on CO2 reports, or any other industry data, contact Tim Bruin on 020 7344 1655 or E-Mail The new company car tax regime comes into effect in April 2002. The rate of tax payable will be based on list price of a car adjusted by its carbon dioxide output. Cars emitting less than 165 g/km CO2 will be taxed at the lowest rate, 15 per cent of list price. Increments of 5 g/km will add one per cent to the taxable rate. For example, a car emitting 170 g/km CO2 will incur 16 per cent tax on list price, 195 g/km will incur 21 per cent. The maximum rate will be 35 per cent. Diesel cars attract an additional three per cent levy. The new CO2 based system replaces the current ‘mileage adjuster’ where company car tax is based on the list price adjusted by the number of business miles driven in a year. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) *AFRL – Automated First Registration and Licensing.
The levy was introduced in England in October 2015Credit:Telegraph It vindicates the charge, which we predicted would be good news for the marine environmentLauren Eyles, Marine Conservation Society Thanks to our thousands of fantastic volunteers who collect beach litter data, we can now see the impact these charges have had.”Beaches in Scotland saw a decrease of 18 per cent in overall litter levels, rubbish in the North East of England dropped by 14 per cent and in the Channel Islands by 10 per cent.However, there were increases in the amount of beach litter in the North West, 24 per cent, Wales and the South West, 15 per cent, and nine per cent in Northern Ireland.Analysis of the data collected by volunteers also showed a rise of over four per cent in the quantity of drinks containers found on the UK’s beaches, including plastic bottles, bottle tops and aluminium cans.There was also a rise of just over half the past year in the amount of balloon-related litter found on beaches.Turtles mistake plastic bags and balloons for their jellyfish prey, and the items can block their digestive systems leading to death from starvation.Some species of seabirds are particularly attracted by the scent of this plastic junk “food”.The positive news comes as separate figures reveal that two thirds of plastic consumer goods packaging which could be recycled is in fact being thrown away.Only half a million tonnes of the 1.5 million tonnes recyclable plastic waste created each year is being recycled, data from plastics recycling organisation Recoup show.The rest goes to landfill or for incineration, because of a lack of knowledge about what can be recycled and because local authorities lack the facilities to deal with it, according to the Co-op, which published the figures.The company which has launched an initiative to make 80 per cent of all its packaging recyclable by 2020.Iain Ferguson, Co-op environment manager, said: “It is shocking that such a small percentage of plastic packaging is being recycled, especially materials that are already easy to recycle like plastic bottles.”We need to stop thinking about this plastic as a waste and start to use it as a resource.” Last night a spokesman said the results of the latest survey justified campaigning for the charge.Beaches in England and Northern Ireland saw the biggest drop in the number of plastic bags found during the clean up – over half compared with 2015.In Wales the number – just under four bags for every 100 metres cleaned – was significantly lower than any other year since 2011, while in Scotland volunteers found on average one bag fewer over the same distance this year compared with last year.The charity also said there has been a drop of almost 4 per cent in the amount of litter found on UK beaches between 2015 and 2016, with 6,000 volunteers collecting 268,384 items.”It vindicates the charge, which we predicted would be good news for the marine environment,” said Lauren Eyles, the Marine Conservation Society beachwatch manager. The number of plastic bags found littering UK beaches has nearly halved in the last year thanks to the introduction of the 5p levy, according to conservationists.The Marine Conservation Society, which conducts an annual September clean-up, said its volunteers found just under seven bags per 100 metres of coastline this year compared to 11 in 2015, the lowest number in a decade.The charity began calling for action on single-use carrier bags in shops back in 2008 and was instrumental in getting a levy introduced in Wales in 2011, Northern Ireland in 2013, Scotland in 2014 and England in October last year. 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.
“At Osu Castle yesterday, it was especially important to me – as indeed it was on my first visit there forty-one years ago – that I should acknowledge the most painful chapter of Ghana’s relations with the nations of Europe, including the United Kingdom. Prince of Wales tours a Cocoa Farm in GhanaCredit:Getty “The appalling atrocity of the slave trade, and the unimaginable suffering it caused, left an indelible stain on the history of our world.“While Britain can be proud that it later led the way in the abolition of this shameful trade, we have a shared responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten, that we abhor the existence of modern slavery and that we robustly promote and defend the values which today make it incomprehensible, to most of us, that human beings could ever treat each other with such utter inhumanity.”The speech, his first major address of his four-day visit to Ghana, will also see him praise the strength of his host’s bilateral relationship with the UK in the 21st century, emphasising its important role in the Commonwealth.Calling the Commonwealth an “unparalleled network of professional expertise,” the Prince will argue it is the key to solving “some of the most pressing challenges of our time”. “No issue is more pressing than that of climate change,” he will say. Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – our weekly newsletter with everything you need to know about the Royal family. The Prince of Wales arrived in KumasiCredit:Getty In chaotic scenes, thousands of guests descended into a small square to celebrate with music, dancing, processions and gunfire. As the Prince and Duchess made their way around the seating area to meet leaders, they were mobbed by local press and curious visitors desperate to catch a glimpse of the heir to the throne.Later, in an exchange of gifts which included a golden seat and considerable amounts of alcohol, one leader asked the Prince’s permission to touch an amused Duchess as he draped a colourful shawl around her.In a busy day of engagements, the Prince also visited Kumasi market, where he saw a new building, partly funded by the UK, which will replace an expansive market of make-shift stalls where fires put the lives of traders, and its one million daily shoppers, at risk.Travelling separately for part of the trip to allow them to meet more people, the Duchess visited the National Cultural Centre where she bought drums as a gift for each of her grandchildren.The afternoon saw the Prince driven to rural Kumasi, where curious children lined the dusty streets to wave at his convoy. There, amid the lush forests, he met cocoa farmers to learn more about the trade for which Ghana is now famous. The third day of the royal visit to Ghana saw the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall welcomed in a “Durbar”, a lively ceremony honouring chiefs with gifts and a meeting with the King of the Ashantis. The Prince of Wales is to acknowledge the role of Britain in the “most painful chapter” of Ghana’s historic relations with Europe, as he speaks of the “appalling atrocity” of the slave trade in a landmark speech.The Prince, who will speak at the invitation of the President of Ghana at an international conference on Monday morning, will make clear reference to slavery for the first time in such a forum, as he seeks to build Commonwealth ties during a visit to West Africa.Speaking of the “unimaginable suffering” which left an “indelible stain on the history of our world”, he will argue that Britain must take responsibility for ensuring the horrors are never forgotten.Earlier this week, the Prince visited Christiansborg Castle in Osu, walking the same steps that an estimated 1.5million slaves were forced down in the 17th and 18th centuries to be passed through the ‘Door of No Return’ to be trafficked to the New World.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The castle, built in 1661 and owned by the Danes when it was a slave fort, went on to become a headquarters for the British colonial government until Ghana declared independence.In a speech to members of the Commonwealth at a conference in Accra on Monday, the Prince will say: “The histories of our two nations are closely intertwined, and while today we enjoy shared opportunity, we can never forget that our past has sometimes borne witness to tragedy and loss and, at times, profound injustice.
Qualcomm’s vision of a connected home may be the closest thing to something that will actually work in the average user’s home.Making a connected home is really hard unless everything is made by the same manufacturer or running the same OS. At least, that’s what the rest of the tech world would have you believe. The truth is, software can easily be written that allows for interoperability between many different devices.Qualcomm has the benefit of having their chips in so many devices that they don’t have to care whether or not their software is dependent on their hardware because there’s not really anyone competing with them in the hardware space right now. This gives them the flexibility to release things like Alljoyn, and as it turns out this service is could easily be the ground floor for a connected home.Qualcomm’s demonstrations are simple, but set the stage for something great. The alarm clock demo shows the ability to set an alarm from any of your connected devices, have that alarm go off on whichever connected devices you tell it to, and be able to snooze or shut off that alarm from any of your connected devices. It could be a watch like the Qualcomm Toq, a Nexus 7 tablet, or an Alljoyn enabled set top box that delivers notifications to your television and allows you to control everything from your remote.This kind of reciprocal notification interactivity is ideal for a connected home, and puts control wherever you are instead of tethering you to a single control mechanism.
Short URL By AFP Trump says he won’t reinstate separating children from parents at US-Mexico border The US President blamed his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama for the highly controversial policy. Tuesday 9 Apr 2019, 10:18 PM Image: San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS/ABACA Apr 9th 2019, 10:18 PM https://jrnl.ie/4584513 11,306 Views Share3 Tweet Email 22 Comments US President Donald Trump shakes hands with a Border Patrol agent last week. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US President Donald Trump shakes hands with a Border Patrol agent last week. Image: San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS/ABACA US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump said he won’t resume separating children of undocumented migrants, but added that the policy does prevent people from treating illegal border crossings like a trip to “Disneyland.”“We’re not looking to do it,” he told reporters at the White House.However, Trump said the practice, which ended in June 2018 under heavy political and legal pressure, had in fact been useful in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border.“I’ll tell you something: once you don’t have it, that’s why you have many more people coming,” Trump said of migrants and asylum seekers.“They are coming like it’s a picnic, like ‘let’s go to Disneyland,’” the president said. Last week he referred to the asylum process as a “hoax.”Trump’s battle to prevent illegal immigration and soaring numbers of asylum seekers has turned into the biggest political fight in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election. Honduran migrants climb over the border fence to the USA to get into the hands of the US border guards. Source: DPA/PA ImagesThe Republican is pushing hard for construction of hundreds of miles of new border wall and layers of razor wire. He says that the United States is “full” and cannot take any more migrants or even people fleeing violence in Central America.On Sunday, Trump abruptly announced the departure of the official in charge of fighting illegal immigration – Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.According to US media reports, Trump’s reshuffle could herald even harsher measures on the southern border.Confusion and rhetoricBut Trump’s latest comments reflect the confused nature of the White House’s messaging on the sensitive immigration issue.Trump claimed that he never wanted children to be taken away from their parents when they crossed the border illegally or sought asylum. Instead he blamed this on his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown – I think they were very inappropriate – were by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation.“You know it. We all know it. I’m the one who stopped it,” he said.Obama did crack down on illegal immigration, resulting in large numbers of deportations and children were detained along with their parents.However, Trump accelerated the tough measures with a so-called zero-tolerance policy.This meant that anyone crossing illegally would face automatic prosecution, leading to jailing of adults and immediate separation of their children. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents take part in an operational readiness exercise for closing the San Ysidro border crossing in January. Source: DPA/PA ImagesBefore, families with children were largely allowed to stay together, whether on bail, in custody or being deported.By the time Trump’s policy was halted, thousands of children had been removed and placed in temporary accommodation, leading to harrowing images and reports of administrative chaos in which parents were later unable to find their children.Last week, Trump threatened to impose steep import tariffs on Mexican automobiles if Mexico does not do more to stop would-be migrants on their trek north to the US border.However, the timing and practicalities of this were unclear.Previously, Trump said he would shut down the entire border to stop immigrants entering, but he then backed off in the face of worries over the economic impact.Another controversial policy of automatically returning asylum seekers to wait in Mexico was blocked yesterday by a federal judge in California.© – AFP 2019
The Oakleigh Market was operating as normal on Thursday morning after a small fire broke out in its premises on Wednesday afternoon. Around 3 o’clock, after the market had closed a fire was detected in the rubbish area. The fire was quickly controlled by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade personnel that attended without causing any extensive damage. A local vendor who spoke to Neos Kosmos English Edition but declined to be identified said that “The market was closed at the time and we were cleaning up. The MFB was here within a couple of minutes they evacuated us, they quickly extinguished the fire and everything was over in an hour.” A spokeswoman for the management of Oakleigh Market, Anna Tartaro stated: “Yesterday [Wednesday] there was a small fire. It is still under investigation so I can’t say too much but the market is still running as usual.” The exact cause of the fire had not been determined at the time of writing this report. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
CES 2012: des nouveautés pour Windows 8Si Microsoft n’a fait aucune annonce fracassante pour sa dernière participation au CES, l’éditeur a tenu tout de même à dévoiler quelques ajouts concernant son prochain OS, Windows 8.Microsoft, pour sa dernière participation au CES de Las Vegas, aura un peu déçu les participants. Une présentation sans annonce fracassante et pour certains sans intérêt. Mais sur le stand, l’éditeur a réservé quelques nouveautés, et notamment sur son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8, dont la sortie est toujours prévue au cours de l’année.La version présentée était différente de celle dévoilée en septembre dernier et apporte de nouvelles fonctionnalités. Premièrement, le panneau de configuration a été revu, sa première mouture était rachitique et Microsoft y a ajouté une option permettant de synchroniser tous ces appareils équipés de l’OS sur un compte Live. Il sera possible, comme le rappelle Numerama, de paramétrer l’arrêt de cette fonction en cas de connexion internet 3G, notamment sur une tablette.Microsoft a travaillé sur une nouvelle application de messagerie unifiée, dans la même veine que celle sous Windows Phone. On pourra depuis ce lieu y envoyer un mail, mais aussi poster un message Facebook ou encore envoyer un SMS en y couplant un téléphone sous Windows Phone. Une fonctionnalité encore non confirmée par l’éditeur mais qui pourrait être une nouvelle preuve de l’unité souhaitée entre les différents appareils de l’écosystème Windows. À lire aussiOstéoporose : traitement, symptômes, causes, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?Zune laissera sa place à Microsoft Music, un nouveau lecteur de contenus audio, qui intégrera certainement le magasin actuel. Autre fonctionnalité, Photo Feedr. Sous ce nom se cache un hub permettant d’accéder à toutes vos photos, qu’elle soient stockées sur le disque dur de la machine, ou sur les serveurs de réseaux sociaux, comme Facebook ou SkyDrive. Concernant l’interface Metro, plusieurs choses à noter également. Premièrement, un système de push permettra d’afficher en temps réel les notifications sur les vignettes des différentes applications. Classique mais efficace. Comme sur Windows Phone, on pourra assigner une vignette à un contact pour suivre en temps réel, depuis Metro, son actualité sur les réseaux sociaux ou accéder aux mails échangés avec lui. Enfin, de nouveaux gestes tactiles ont été intégrés, comme un retour au menu par un glissement de doigt du haut vers le bas de l’écran.La première version bêta, destinée au public, sera distribuée dès le mois prochain et sera téléchargeable gratuitement, par tous. Pour la sortie de la copie finale de Windows 8, seule l’année 2012 est confirmée. Mais Janelle Pool, la directrice des relations publiques de la division Windows, a fait une remarque qui fait réfléchir: “Nous avons dit que les versions de Windows arrivaient environ tous les trois ans, et cette année cela fera trois ans en octobre que nous avons lancé Windows 7.”Le 15 janvier 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
The footballer scored his first goal of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season today, after founding the net last week in the UEFA Champions LeagueMauro Icardi scored from the penalty kick spot today, to open up the way for Internazionale Milan to beat Fiorentina 2-1.Teammate Danilo D’Ambrosio helped with another goal, while Federico Chiesa found the net for Fiorentina.This is the first goal of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season for the Argentinean forward, after scoring last week too during the UEFA Champions League match.“I don’t know if we’re becoming more mature, but we are working to improve,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.“We allowed Fiorentina too much space and risked on a few counter-attacks. We have the players to score goals, but we all need to improve when it comes to defending as a team.”Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Social media and those in the press talk too much. I didn’t score for four Serie A games and they start stirring up trouble, but I have 120 Serie A goals behind me, so I’m not worried,” he explained.“Every year this happens. I am calm, I continue doing my job. My wife and the club have to talk, then if my contract has to be improved, then they’ll sort it out.”90’+5 – È FINITA!!! Altri tre punti importantissimi: #InterFiorentina 2-1😘⚫🔵 pic.twitter.com/oyZ4w7ZwnB— Inter (@Inter) September 25, 2018
July 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dozens of San Diego children with autism had a great day at Tourmaline Surf Park in Pacific Beach gaining confidence while learning to surf.Surfers Healing provided a camp event for the children and their parents. “For one day, we are elevated to a place that allows us to … just be a kid, a kid that challenges oneself, and feels the adrenaline rush and the glory of riding a wave on a board” said Lori George, a Surfers Healing participant parent.For more information click here. Posted: July 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Surfers Healing Foundation provides surf camp for children with autism Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter
MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Three vehicles being hauled by a car carrier truck caught fire in Miami Lakes.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded around 4 p.m., Monday, to the scene of the fire westbound on the Gratigny Expressway and just east of the Palmetto Expressway.Officials said the three vehicles on the truck’s carrier were fully engulfed by flames.Crews have since put out the fire with no injuries reported.The vehicle has been removed from the scene, which has been cleared.Traffic is backed up but moving along in the area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
X On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Leaders of Houston’s largest school district are weighing whether to freeze teacher salaries. The vote is expected to happen at tonight’s board meeting. We look at the fight for pay at HISD with News 88.7’s Laura Isensee.The buildup of sediment in the San Jacinto River contributed to much of Kingwood’s flooding during Harvey, and work recently begun to dredge about two miles of the river to reduce its potential to flood. It’s the first major flood mitigation project tied directly to Harvey. But is it enough to protect Kingwood?Also this hour: We learn what feminism looks like in a “post-feminist” society. It’s a question University of Houston-Downtown psychology professor Dr. Kristin Anderson explores in her book Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era.And we learn about a new children’s book written by retired astronaut Clayton Anderson, called A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:37 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen
Stay on target Once Upon a Time’s Finale Was Everything We Loved About an Imperfect ShowHenry Screws Everything Up Again on Once Upon a Time Hook’s presence in the new season of Once Upon a Time has been worrying for some fans. Why was he in the series, but Emma wasn’t? The show made such a big deal out of finally giving them a happy ending. Did they really just undo all of that with yet another curse? Thankfully, no. I think Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis know if they did that, there would be a riot outside their offices. Captain Swan fans are no joke.The change in formula for the seventh season continues to keep things unpredictable. It makes the flashback scenes much more fun to watch than in some of the show’s previous seasons. In older seasons, most flashbacks would basically follow the Disney versions of whatever fairy tale they were retelling. There might be some small deviations made to fit the main cast into the tale, but the structure was unchanged. We knew basically how the stories were going to play out. Better episodes played with our expectations by throwing a twist in, but those usually came at the end. The rest of the flashbacks were the fairy tale we all know. On this season, the whole point is that we don’t know this version of the story. It’s an alternate telling, where things turn out completely different from how we expect them to. Even if we see a character we recognize, we have no idea what their story is going to be.Jennifer Morrison, Colin O’Donoghue, Andrew J. West (Photo by Jack Rowand/ABC)This week, that happened with Hook. It was a smart way for the show to address what we’re all thinking. We know the real reason Emma’s not here. Jennifer Morrison chose not to renew her contract. But the show had to give us a reason that didn’t make the entire season six finale meaningless. Their solution: two Hooks. Hey, I’m not going to complain. The more Hooks the better. What other show gives you Colin O’Donoghue arguing and wrestling with himself? OUAT still knows how to please its audience. Speaking of which, Emma’s back too! Just for this episode, but it’s nice to see her again. The episode opens with Hook and Emma training young Henry aboard Hook’s ship. When Hook beats him in a fencing match yet again (using cheating pirate techniques), Henry starts acting angsty and brooding enough that we start to prefer the grown-up version. Hey, if this show is going to sell us on the new Henry, a little character assassination is one way to do it. He was always annoying, so it’s not like the show would have much work to do on that front.Hook recognizes that Henry’s anger is coming from a desire to leave home. To assuage Emma’s fears, he gives Henry a bottle of pirate magic. With it, Henry can summon anyone he wants when he’s in trouble. It’s a good thing he has it. On the run from Lady Tremaine, Henry uses the bottle to call Hook, Emma, and Regina for help. It takes a while too. Apparently, it doesn’t straight up summon the people you call, it just provides a portal for them to use… at their earliest convenience? In any case, Hook and Regina show up just in time to stop Drizella from torturing Henry. Henry asks where his other mom is, and Hook tells him she’s fighting dragons outside of Storybrooke. Satisfied, Henry leaves to continue his search for Cinderella, and Regina scolds Hook for lying. Apparently, if he told Henry what was really going on, he’d want to come home. Emma wants him to live his life. Oh no! What’s going on? Is Emma in trouble? (No. You know exactly what’s going on.)Gabrielle Anwar (Photo via ABC)Most of the fun of this episode comes from the fact that there are now two Captain Hooks in this world. Here, Regina never cast the initial curse that brought everyone to Storybrooke. As a result, Hook developed a serious drinking problem, got fat and grew a bad wig. O’Donoghue plays both versions of Hook so well. Even after bad-Hook has Lady Tremaine make him look identical to his better self, you can easily tell which Hook is on screen. (It’s a wonder it takes Henry so long to figure it out.) The important part of all this is that this world’s Hook is still a good person. Emma shows up and reveals that she stayed behind because she’s pregnant. Having lost his own daughter, this Hook can’t bring himself to do the same thing to another version of himself. And then we get a scene where Colin O’Donoghue wrestles himself while wearing leather. This season is all about fan-service, and I love how unabashed they are about that fact.So there’s the twist. The Hook and Emma we know still get their happy ending. They go back to Storybrooke to live their happy beginning. D’awww. Hook joins Henry’s search for Cinderella in hopes that he’ll find his daughter along the way. Regina tags along because she’s just awesome like that. Well, and because her story back home isn’t going the way she wanted it to. Either way, we now know exactly why we’re seeing Hook and Regina in Seattle. As for how they got there? We probably won’t find out until much later. This episode was the writers’ way of reassuring us they didn’t completely undo everything good when they wrote the seventh season. At least they found a fun way to tell us.The story in present-day Seattle also got a lot more interesting this week. Henry feels terrible for selling out Jacinda and Lucy, and right now Jacinda doesn’t want anything to do with him. Fair. Hey, remember how Regina was the bad guy in the first couple seasons, but eventually became one of the heroes? Somehow I don’t see that happening for Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfray. She pulls some petty moves in this episode, like deliberately raising the ticket price of Lucy’s ballet recital so Jacinda can’t afford it. That’s harsh. She also enlists Detective Rogers and Weaver (Rumplestiltskin) to make Henry Mills go away. They plan to sneak Belfray’s diamond bracelet into Henry’s coat Titanic-style. Rogers decides not to go through with it because he doesn’t want to separate a man from his daughter. Just like he said in the flashback. Another interesting connection is that, when he asks Henry about the drawing of Emma Swan in his book, he recalls a memory. He was shot once, and a woman who looked just like Emma appeared, put her hand on his wound and saved him. Could he be remembering the flashback? Also, Weaver complimented Rogers on not entirely selling out to Belfray. Is Rumple not a complete and total ass this season?Lana Parrilla (Photo by ABC/Jack Rowand)Henry ultimately gets back in Jacinda’s good graces by getting her a catering job at Lucy’s recital. Jacinda’s friend Sabine (The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana) asks if Henry’s in love with Jacinda. Henry says he’s not, but come on. We know. The episode ends by reuniting Henry, Rogers/Hook and Roni/Regina to deal with their collective problem of Victoria Belfray. Yay, they’re back together! Now the season can really get going. My attitude with this season is that there’s no way it’s going to live up to the past six. The most we can hope for is a few surprises and a ton of cheesy fun along the way. The show itself seems to know that. It’s not pretending to be anything other than gleeful fan-service. And the reason that’s so much fun to watch is because they do it with a confidence that comes from the knowledge that only die-hard Oncers are tuning in for season seven on a Friday night. Although replacing True Love with Belief as the thing that makes the magic work isn’t any less corny. It’s even a little more of a cliche. It’s the only choice so far I’m not entirely on board with. Other than that, I’m down for another season of this.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Credit: CC0 Public Domain © 2018 Phys.org NASA is taking a new look at searching for life beyond Earth Explore further Journal information: arXiv Citation: A model that computes the fraction of the ‘haystack’ that SETI programs have collectively examined (2018, September 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-fraction-haystack-seti.html More information: How Much SETI Has Been Done? Finding Needles in the n-Dimensional Cosmic Haystack, arXiv:1809.07252 [astro-ph.IM] arxiv.org/abs/1809.07252 While it might seem to people who are not space scientists that humans have done an awful lot of work searching for signs of life on other worlds, the truth is quite the opposite. Back in 2010, well-known space scientist Jill Tarter compared the search thus far to peering at a glass of water looking for fish while standing next to the still unexplored ocean. In their new effort, Wright, Kanodia and Lubar have created a model that they believe better frames the effort to date. Their model uses inputs such as the number of searches conducted and amount of space covered, and compares them to estimates of the size and intricacy of the galaxy and universe beyond.In their work, the researchers focus on the more traditional types of searching methods—using telescopes and other advanced equipment to study signals that arrive here on Earth from other places. This, of course, rules out the possibility of extraterrestrial life already residing here on Earth or unexplained phenomena such as UFOs.The researchers have found Tarter’s analogy to be quite close to reality, though they would bump the sample size from a glass to a swimming pool. But they also note that another famous analogy might need modification. They suggest the search for extraterrestrial life might be more akin to searching for any one of multiple needles in a proverbial haystack, rather than just one. But they also note that all we really need to find is just the one. Why haven’t we found evidence of life anywhere but Earth? A trio of astrophysicists has revisited this question by taking a closer look at the “needle in a haystack” analogy. Their analysis involved creating a model to assess the amount of work that has been done searching for extraterrestrial life, the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, compared to how much is required before scientists can rule out the possibility that there is none. Jason Wright, Shubham Kanodia and Emily Lubar have written a paper describing their efforts and uploaded it to the arXiv preprint server. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Feature | March 18, 2014 U.S. Headache Sufferers get $1 billion in Brain Scans Annually 12 percent of visits to a doctor for headaches result in a scan Related Content Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image courtesy of Imago Systems The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more March 18, 2014 — One in eight visits to a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at a total cost of about $1 billion a year, a University of Michigan Medical School study finds.And many of those MRI and CT scans – and costs – are probably unnecessary, given the very low odds that serious issues lurk in the patients’ brains.In fact, several national guidelines for doctors specifically discourage scanning the brains of patients who complain of headache and migraine. But the study shows the rate of brain scans for headache has risen, not fallen, since guidelines for doctors came out. This may mean that patient demand for scans drives much of the cost.The researchers suggest that better education of the public, and insurance plan designs that ask patients to pay part of the cost based on the likely value of the scan for them, may be needed to reduce unnecessary use and spending.The research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine by a team from the U-M Department of Neurology. It uses national data on headache-related doctor visits and neuroimaging scans by people over age 18, and calculates estimated total costs across multiple years.In all, 51.1 million headache-related patient visits occurred between 2007 and 2010 – nearly half of them related to migraine. The vast majority were by people under the age of 65, and more than three-quarters of the patients were women. In those same four years, 12.4 percent of these visits resulted in a brain MRI or CT.The researchers estimated the total cost of the four years’ worth of scans at $3.9 billion, based on typical Medicare payments to doctors for imaging.”This is a conservative cost estimate based on what Medicare would pay for these tests. CTs and MRIs are commonly ordered for headache and migraine, and increasing over time, despite the fact that there are rare circumstances where imaging should be used,” said Brian Callaghan, M.D., M.S., the U-M neurologist who led the team performing the study.”Lots of guidelines say we shouldn’t do this – including ones from neurology and radiology groups – but yet we still do it a lot. This is a source of tremendous cost in health care without a lot of evidence to justify the cost,” he said.Doctors might order a CT or MRI scan for a headache or migraine to put patients’ minds at ease about fears that a malignant brain tumor, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation or other issue might be causing their symptoms.And even if the patient doesn’t meet the conditions that guidelines say can benefit most from brain imaging – for instance, someone with an abnormal neurological exam or a known cancer — doctors might order a scan at a patient’s request to protect themselves legally.But past research shows that only 1 percent to 3 percent of scans of patients with repeated headaches find that a growth or blood vessel problem in the brain is to blame. And many of the issues that scans spot turn out not to pose a serious threat – or may not require treatment right away.”There’s solid research showing that the number of times you find serious issues on these scans in headache patients is about the same as that for a randomly chosen group of non-headache patients,” he said. “And a lot of the things we find on such scans aren’t necessarily something we will do something about.”Callaghan notes that the current study, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Ambulatory Care Medical Survey, couldn’t detect which scans met guidelines and which didn’t.But the fact that 14.7 percent of people who saw a doctor for headache or migraine in 2010 went on to have a brain scan would not be expected if guidelines were being followed, he said. The team is working on further research into the appropriateness of the scans ordered for patients.He also notes that the $1 billion a year estimate doesn’t include other costs, including follow-up tests and any treatment that might be ordered if a scan finds something. And, CT imaging comes with a radiation exposure that itself carries risks, while MRI scans are more costly and have a higher chance of finding things that turn out to be of no concern.”But doctors typically don’t consider costs, and patients usually aren’t paying directly for these scans,” he said. “Insurers may require prior authorizations but still cover the scans if they are ordered.” In fact, he and his colleagues last year published a study showing that the cost of medical imaging ordered by neurologists cost more than the cost of all visits to neurologists added together.The bottom line for headache patients who think they might want to have a brain scan, said Callaghan: if the doctor treating your headache doesn’t think you need a scan, don’t push them.For more information: archinte.jamanetwork.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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