All on Same Page for People with Diabetes Oped

first_imgRecently, the Canadian Diabetes Association asked me to sign the Diabetes Charter for Canada. The aim is to make our country a place where people with diabetes live to their full potential. The charter sets out our shared responsibility, agreement and commitment to diabetes prevention, self-management, support and care. It reflects common principles and practices and includes rights and responsibilities that apply to managing any chronic disease. Things such as timely diagnosis, emotional and mental health support, supportive workplaces, accessible care, education and medications. Most of us know someone who is living with diabetes. The charter puts us all on the same page. We can all look at it and ask, “How do I fit in? What can I do?” In government, it’s our job to help improve the health of all citizens and to provide care when we need it. The charter lays out our responsibilities. Nova Scotia is recognized as a national leader for its provincially funded diabetes program, the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. The program encourages high-quality, accessible care by setting standards and guidelines, and by monitoring trends and practices across the province. Recently, the program helped launch the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program. Families of children with type 1 diabetes can apply for financial assistance for pumps and supplies, and young adults can apply for help for supplies. The government also recently announced a new Chronic Disease Innovation Fund, to encourage leading-edge ideas and approaches. We all need to be on the same page about helping each other. Like the hundreds of people who helped create the Diabetes Charter for Canada. The charter has language people can relate to, helps them take responsibility for their own care, and, when needed, they can stand up for their health care rights. I make choices every day about how I live, work, and learn to be healthier. One of those choices was signing the Diabetes Charter for Canada. -30–last_img read more

Tens of thousands blacked out in Maritimes as winds and rain lash

first_imgHALIFAX – Tens of thousand of people across the Maritimes are without power this morning after the region was lashed by strong winds and heavy rain.New Brunswick has been the hardest hit, with NB Power reporting more than 94,000 customers in the dark after 100 km/h winds swept across the province Saturday and into today.Wind warnings had been posted Saturday and Environment Canada said parts of the province could also expect 15 millimetres of rain.Nova Scotia, where wind and rain warnings was also posted, was hit with similar strength gusts overnight and into this morning along the Fundy coast and over northern sections of Cape Breton.Nova Scotia Power reported this morning that more than 18,000 of its customers were waiting to be reconnected.All of Prince Edward Island was under a wind warning Saturday and by this morning more than 3,000 Maritime Electric customers were without power.last_img read more


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No hint of compromise as Syria peace talks enter day two

first_imgMontreux (Switzerland) – Syria’s peace conference moved into a second day Thursday with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer head-to-head talks on ending the bloodshed.The biggest push yet to end the conflict was marked by fiery exchanges on day one Wednesday as the regime and the opposition clashed over President Bashar al-Assad’s fate at the UN meeting in Switzerland.Expectations are very low for a breakthrough at the conference, but diplomats believe that simply bringing the two sides together for the first time is a mark of some progress and could be an important first step. After a day of formal speeches set to be followed this week by talks involving the two sides, UN leader Ban Ki-moon urged Syria’s regime and opposition to finally work together at the table.“The world wants an urgent end to the conflict,” Ban said in a closing press conference at the talks in the Swiss town of Montreux on Wednesday. “Enough is enough, the time has to come to negotiate.”But official statements made by the delegations gave no hint of compromise, as the two sides met on the shores of Lake Geneva for the first time since the conflict erupted in March 2011.Branding the opposition “traitors” and foreign agents, Syrian officials insisted Assad would not give up power, while the opposition said he must step down and face trial.“Assad will not go,” Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said on the sidelines of the conference.In his speech, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem surprised observers with a vehement attack on the opposition that went on long beyond the allotted time of less than 10 minutes, forcing Ban to repeatedly ask him to wrap it up.”They (the opposition) claim to represent the Syrian people. If you want to speak in the name of the Syrian people, you should not be traitors to the Syrian people, agents in the pay of enemies of the Syrian people,” Muallem said.Ahmad Jarba, the head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, called on the regime to “immediately” sign a deal reached at the last peace conference in Geneva in 2012 setting out “the transfer of powers from Assad, including for the army and security, to a transition government”.Jarba said that would be “the preamble to Bashar al-Assad’s resignation and his trial alongside all the criminals of his regime”.Leading a series of sharp US accusations against the Syrian regime, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Assad could not be part of any transitional government.“There is no way, not possible in the imagination, that the man who has led the brutal response to his own people could regain legitimacy to govern,” Kerry said.US officials also slammed the Syrian delegation for its incendiary remarks.“Instead of laying out a positive vision for the future of Syria that is diverse, inclusive and respectful of the rights of all, the Syrian regime chose inflammatory rhetoric,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused the regime of lowering the tone of the discussions, saying its delegation was the only one that was “deaf and blind”.“The situation is very difficult, we couldn’t expect a bed of roses,” Fabius said.At his closing press conference, Kerry said Washington was also pursuing “different avenues” to resolve the conflict alongside peace talks, including “augmented support to the opposition”.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the talks will “not be simple, they will not be quick” but urged both sides to seize a “historic opportunity”.About 40 nations and international bodies were gathered, but no direct talks are expected until possibly Friday — when opposition and regime delegations will meet in Geneva for negotiations that officials have said could last seven to 10 days.The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, told the closing press conference he would meet on Thursday with both sides to discuss the next step in negotiations.“Tomorrow I am going to meet them separately and see how best we can move forward,” Brahimi said.“Do we go straight into one room and start discussing or do we talk a little bit more separately?… I don’t know yet.”Erupting after the regime cracked down on protests inspired by the Arab Spring, the civil war has claimed more than 130,000 lives and forced millions from the homes.Recent months have seen the conflict settle into a brutal stalemate — with the death toll rising but neither camp making decisive gains.With no one ready for serious concessions, world powers will be looking for short-term deals to keep the process moving forward, including on localised ceasefires, freer humanitarian access and prisoner exchanges.Brahimi said he “had indications” from both sides that they were willing discuss these issues.Notably absent from the table was crucial Assad backer Iran, after Ban reversed a last-minute invitation when the opposition said it would boycott if Tehran took part.Pitting Assad’s regime, dominated by the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam, against largely Sunni Muslim rebels, the war has unsettled large parts of the Middle East.There were stark reminders of the conflict’s impact in the run-up to the talks, with continued fighting on the ground and new evidence in a report alleging that Assad’s forces have systematically killed and tortured 11,000 people.The opposition called at the conference for an international inquiry into the allegations.“We have to stop this spiral of violence. We do call for an international inspection to visit places of detention and see the facts of torture that our citizens face every day,” Jarba said.last_img read more

FIFA 2015 African Cup of Nations May Be Postponed Due to

Rabat –The International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has confirmed that the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) will likely be postponed. It is currently scheduled from January 17 to February 8 of next year, in Morocco.As Ebola virus is preventing several African countries from holding qualifying games, and as a result, FIFA officials revealed that the 30th edition of AFCON may be postponed.The Moroccan Daily Al Massaa newspaper quoted a source from FIFA saying that “FIFA follows with interest the Eblola-hit countries’ efforts to fight Ebola virus, ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.” However, the source stressed that “FIFA will not make any decision to change the official date until the African Football Confederation (CAF) approves it.”The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has left more than 1,000 dead and threatens to badly disrupt the African Cup’s final qualifying round.The Ebola-affected countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone revealed they will not host any qualifying games because of fears about the deadly disease. Instead, they asked CAF to relocate next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers to another territory. For these reasons, FIFA said that AFCON might be postponed.However, Morocco’s Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Ouzzine denied the possibility for AFCON’s postponement. He told the Moroccan media that Morocco is able to face this challenge. read more

EUs Juncker concerned over Italys slowing economy

MILAN — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is slightly concerned over Italy’s slowing economy, and expressed hope that the government would take action to accelerate growth.Juncker spoke Tuesday in Rome at a joint press conference with Premier Giuseppe Conte. He said that “Italian authorities must make efforts to keep growth alive in Italy.”Juncker’s exhortations follow a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development saying Italy’s economy would contract 0.2 per cent this year, and calling for bold reforms to tackle low productivity as well as social and regional inequalities.The OECD report was especially critical of the basic income scheme backed by the 5-Star Movement, saying it risks weakening work incentives and creating poverty traps given the relatively high payments compared with other member states.The Associated Press read more

Marrakech to Host 3rd International Nuclear Security Conference

Rabat – This week, experts on nuclear security will arrive in Morocco for the International Regulator’s Conference on Nuclear Security in Marrakech. Although Morocco does not yet have nuclear power, the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will host the conference October 1-4.Although Morocco does not have nuclear weapons or power, the conference goes in line with Morocco’s plans for future nuclear energy use. While South Africa remains the only African country with a nuclear power station, Morocco is aspiring to develop nuclear facilities for better energy consumption.Morocco’s plans for nuclear Twelve years ago, Morocco developed its first nuclear facility. The research reactor (RR) MA-R1 is located at Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de la Maamora (CENM), approximately 25 kilometers north of Rabat. The RR’s “construction culminated with the successful completion of full power endurance testing on 6 September 2007,” according to IAEA. However, Morocco has not yet connected its nuclear facility to the electrical grid.In its 2011 publication “Research Reactors in Africa,” the IAEA stated that some states with research reactors such as Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco “are seeking to use their experience as a stepping stone for a future nuclear power program for their people in order to take advantage of Africa’s vast uranium resources.”In her 2018 article in the UN’s Africa Renewal Magazine, Laura Gil noted that Morocco, being one of the African countries currently considering nuclear power, “have already engaged with the IAEA to assess their readiness to embark on a nuclear program.”Nuclear power in Morocco may be just around the corner, according to the general secretary of the Moroccan Radiation Protection Association (AMR), Abdelmajid Choukri. He mentioned in one of his works that the Moroccan government had announced, in January 2010, “plans for two 1000 MWe nuclear reactors to start operation eventually after 2020.”To achieve the country’s plans, “Morocco has signed a cooperation agreement with the United States of America, the African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Energy (AFRA), as well as numerous treaties and conventions,” added Choukri.Morocco is a net energy importer and is in need of alternative energy sources. In 2016 alone, Morocco consumed 31.64 terawatts in electricity. According to Reuters, Moroccan officials intend to use the uranium extracted from the country’s huge phosphate deposits as “feedstock for the planned nuclear power plants.” Morocco accounts for measured phosphorite resources of 85,000 metric tons, nearly half the world’s phosphate reserves.The third regulator’s conference The conference in Marrakech will be the third such international event. In December 2012, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) organized the first conference on nuclear security.The conference “was born from the need to organize an international event on nuclear and radiological security for and by Regulators, with a view to increasing the awareness of the importance of a comprehensive national regulatory security program.”In 2016, the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), hosted the second conference. The goal was to “promote international cooperation in nuclear security” and “enhance international nuclear security capacity building.”According to the third conference’s organizers, the AMSSNuR is planning the event “given the relevance of the nuclear and radiological security globally and especially for the African continent.”The conference’s prospectus indicates that “a broad range of experts and decision-makers in the area of nuclear security” will attend the event. read more

Mens Volleyball No 9 Ohio State topples No 6 Loyola in four

Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas sets up redshirt senior middle blocker Nick Laffin during the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win against Loyola on March 29 at St. John Arena. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorThe energy was through the roof of St. John Arena with the No. 9 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (18-4, 9-2 MIVA) returning from its five-week road-trip in one of its most pivotal conference matchups of the year.Lifted by the excitement, the Buckeyes came onto the floor and took care of business, beginning aggressively and defeating No. 6 Loyola 3-1. The lone loss came in the third set at the end of a 30-point overtime that ended 41-39 in favor of the Ramblers (19-5, 9-2 MIVA).What began as an uneventful set eventually picked up speed at 15-14 and turned into one of the longest NCAA volleyball sets of the 2018 season. Ohio State senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir said the only thought in a player’s head during a set like that is to continue fighting.“You’re just trying to keep going,” Hervoir said. “You’re so tired that you’re just trying to do your best at that moment.”In Ohio State’s previous matchup with the Ramblers in Chicago, the Buckeyes took the first two sets, but dropped the remaining three to lose the match. Entering Thursday night’s fourth set, the Buckeyes looked tired, but not beat. Despite low energy, Hervoir said he was not worried about tonight’s match being a repeat of the last.“At Loyola, we let them come back and on set three [of tonight’s match], we fought until the end,” he said. “So we were already in this mindset like, ‘just keep going and fight as hard as we can.’”Ohio State took a 14-11 lead, one it kept through the end of the set. Redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes finished the match with a service ace and the team swarmed the court, filled with the sweet taste of revenge. Though both the longest set and the clinching set were the final two of the match, head coach Pete Hanson was especially pleased by the team’s performance in the first two sets.“The first two sets, we played excellent volleyball,” Hanson said. “Just really, really did the things that we had talked about all week in practice. Our tactics were good. Our execution of our tactics [was] good.”The first two sets seemed to portend a quick night with the Buckeyes beating the Ramblers 25-20 and 25-16.The first set was fast paced with both teams playing well. However, Ohio State had the necessary edge to win. Ohio State senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen got the ball rolling for the team, leading in kills, service aces and digs. Rambler junior outside hitter Collin Mahan and senior outside hitter Ryan Jamison carried their team offensively, each tallying four kills in the opening set.The entire Ohio State team seemed to be fired up with aggressive kills and big blocks on the net throughout the second set. Hervoir finished the second set with eight kills and two blocks. Throughout the remainder of the match, Hervoir didn’t let off, racking up a career-high 24 kills.“I didn’t play very well when we were playing away,” Hervoir said. “We had a super long streak away and it was really hard for me mentally I was really focused today because I wanted to be better and come back hard in my gym and show that I will be here hard in conference.”On Saturday in the team’s final home match of the year, Ohio State will play No. 10 Lewis, which beat the Buckeyes 3-0 on Feb. 22 and ended their 28-match MIVA winning streak.Hanson said he feels good about playing Lewis after seeing what his team was able to do against another quality opponent during Thursday’s match.“My personal feeling is Loyola’s a more balanced team, that they have more offensive weapons that can really hurt you at a high level,” he said. “Lewis has a couple good players but I think if we can kind of control their couple of guys, it should be hopefully in our favor. I think that if we play the kind of volleyball that we played tonight, we’ll be in a really good spot.” read more

One in five police officers suffers from PTSD as one is assaulted

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. One in five police officers claims to be suffering from PTSD due to “repeated abuse” and trauma, a Cambridge University survey has found.New research taken from interviews with 17,000 police officers across the UK showed 20 per cent suffered from some form of PTSD, with 90 per cent of officers reportedly having been exposed to a traumatic incident. The research, led by Dr Jess Miller, a Neuropsychology Research Fellow at Cambridge University, showed 43 per cent of officers felt their sense of threat had been heightened because of exposure to traumatic incidents, including personal assaults.Nearly a third said they would avoid situations, places and people that reminded them of previous incidents.Dr Miller said: “If you put any person in a situation where they’re repeatedly abused, then cognitive function and wellbeing are going to suffer as a result. “The most stark finding was that one in five officers and staff have some form of PTSD with 90 per cent of officers reportedly having been exposed to a traumatic incident. “If you continually experience trauma again and again and again without resetting that stress response, that’s when the disorder kicks in.”An investigation for Channel 4’s Dispatches that interviewed 1,000 police officers found that on average, officers called for urgent assistance 82 times a day, a rise of 10 per cent over the last year.Nearly 80 per cent of respondents revealed they had been assaulted at least once over the last 12 months. In the same period almost a third of the officers said they had suffered an injury that required medical attention due to an on-duty assault and 90 per cent said physical attacks were now more frequent compared with previous years.According to Home Office figures in 2017/18, there were over 26,000 recorded assaults on officers, a rise of 20 per cent over the last two years. On average, a police officer is attacked every 20 minutes. Nick Hurd, the Policing Minister, said: “We need more officers. That has been my priority, so this year, up and down the country, we’re recruiting over 3,000 more officers and staff and PCSO’s.”Asked by Dispatches if Theresa May was wrong to have cut 20,000 police officers since 2010, Mr Hurd responded: “When circumstances change, Government’s got to change. “When I started… I recognised there was too much pressure on the system, which is too stretched, and ever since then I have been working to persuade my colleagues that we needed to get more resources into the police system.” read more

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

first_imgA SECURITY BREACH AT Adobe could be far worse than originally estimated with the software company now estimating that at least 38 million users have been affected.Earlier this month the company said that hackers breached its defences and stole source code and credit card numbers of nearly three million customers.According to the blog Krebs On Security however, the company now believes that the breach may also have affected some users of their Photoshop software significantly widening the problem.After the initial breach Adobe were forced to reset the passwords of customers whose information was taken and alert people whose credit or debit card numbers were swiped.The California-based company also investigated the theft of source code crafted into its products and originally said it didn’t believe it increased the risk of hackers breaking into programs people may be using.Adobe makes widely used computer programs including Acrobat, Reader, Photoshop and a ColdFusion web application development tool.Read: Irish businesses warned of ‘significantly increased’ IT security risks in 2013 >Read: Companies lose 2.7 per cent of their yearly turnover due to cyber crime >last_img read more

Lemnos Anzac graves honoured at St Kilda Cemetery

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Last Sunday members of Melbourne’s Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee joined with Anzac descendents, federal MP Michael Danby and representatives of the City of Port Phillip at St Kilda Cemetery to honour the service of two famous Anzacs who served on Lemnos in 1915.Nurse Clarice Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence both served in the Gallipoli campaign, Clarice serving with the 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos and Ernest with the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade at Gallipoli. They were famously married on the western shores of Lemnos’ great Mudros Bay. They are the only Anzac couple to have been married in the war zone during the campaign. Clarice and Ernest survived the war and returned to Melbourne’s Elwood, going on to raise a family together.The service took place at Clarice and Ernest’s grave site at St Kilda Cemetery. Attendees included descendents of Clarice and Ernest − Christina Chapman, Glen Chapman and Richard Hall. Also present were the Hon. Michael Danby, Federal MP for Melbourne Ports, Councillor Dick Gross from the City of Port Phillip, Sandra Khazam from the City of Port Phillip and Anzac historian Hugh Dolan, author of 36 Days and Gallipoli Air War.John Salpigitidis, representing the George Devine Treloar Memorial Committee, as well as Jan Armstrong, a relative of Ballarat’s George Devine Treloar, also attended. Mr Salpigtidis laid a wreath comprised of olive leaves and rosemary, symbolising both Greece and remembrance, on behalf of the George Devine Treloar Memorial Committee.In laying the committee’s wreath at the grave, committee president Lee Tarlamis addressed the assembly, praising the role of Australia’s nurses like Clarice, who diligently tended to the thousands of wounded and sick soldiers from the Gallipoli fronts in 1915. He said it was a particular honour to be joined on the day by members of the Daley-Lawrence family.“It was also significant that today, members of Melbourne’s Hellenic community are joined with the descendents of these two Anzacs to honour their service all those years ago on the island of Lemnos,” Mr Tarlamis added.Reverend Richard Hall spoke on behalf of the Daley-Lawrence family, emphasising that in the midst of war, this young couple demonstrated the power of love to bring people together. Hugh Dolan commented on the important role that Lemnos played in the Gallipoli campaign and indeed up until the end of the First World War as a naval and air base for the Allies. Secretary of the committee Jim Claven said that it was important that we recognised the service of Anzac’s like Clarice and Ernest. He said they embodied the connection between Lemnos and Australia through the Anzac story and it was fitting that their resting place be acknowledged.“Those Anzacs who served on Lemnos and returned to Australia carried the memory of their experience of Lemnos and its supportive islanders back to Australia’s shores. These memories are captured in the hundreds of photographs of Lemnos and references to the island in their letters, diaries and in memoirs. But this connection is also symbolised in graves such as Clarice and Ernest’s,” Mr Claven stated.He believes that Clarice and Ernest’s grave is also significant in that it is one of very few to contain the remains of two Anzacs – a nurse and a digger. The committee has raised the prospect of greater recognition of Clarice and Ernest’s grave and intends to hold a regular service at the grave site.last_img read more

Never Go to Bed Angry with ClimateControlled Smartduvet

first_img Summer is upon us. And that means sticky, sweaty nights struggling to find the right balance of duvet coverage to bare legs.A challenge made harder by your sleeping partner’s differing temperature preferences.Smartduvet, Montreal-based inventor of the self-making comforter, has reinvented its popular product with new dual-zone climate control. Now, each side of the bed can be individually set to a preferred level of comfort.Whether you radiate warmth or have poor circulation, the Smartduvet Breeze hides between your duvet and duvet cover, distributing heated air or raising circulation—keeping users warm or cool, respectively.On average, humans release up to one liter of sweat in a single night, according to the manufacturer.The small control box is easily stowed beneath the bed, where it syncs with the Smartduvet app to manage air flow for each side of the mattress. The mobile program allows folks to preset and adjust separate temperatures through the night.“This creates the perfect environment for germs and dust mites to thrive,” the Smartduvet crowdfunding page said. “The Breeze helps eliminate this humidity, hence reducing the number of germs and dust mites that can lead to allergies and asthma symptoms.”The second-generation device also includes the original self-making-bed function: With the tap of a button, an inflatable sheet smooths your blanket back into place, leaving your room hotel-ready in no time.Make your bed with the touch of a button (via Smartduvet)Simply attach the Smartduvet on top of your existing bedspread, re-cover, and connect the tube to the air blower. Then get a good night’s sleep and make your bed the next morning without any hassle.Since launching its Indiegogo campaign last week, Smartduvet Breeze has blown past its $20,000 goal, now counting a whopping $192,087 raised by 822 backers.There are still 23 days to pre-order your Breeze kit—layer, control box, connector, attach system. Snag one for a discounted $199, two for $358, or a family-sized three sets for $499. Scheduled to ship this September, the final product will retail for $359.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Avoid sweat-soaked shirts with wearable AC for your armpitsEco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity Stay on targetlast_img read more

AI Lie Detector to Screen Travelers at Some EU Borders

first_img Three ports in the European Union are taking border control to the next level.Travelers to Hungary, Latvia, and Greece will be given a lie detector test—conducted by computer-animated border agent.The system, dubbed iBorderCtrl, is part of a six-month pilot led by the EU and Hungarian National Police.“We’re employing existing and proven technologies—as well as novel ones—to empower border agents to increase the accuracy and efficiency of border checks,” project coordinator George Boultadakis of European Dynamics in Luxembourg, said in a statement.It’s not easy policing the 700 million-plus people who enter the EU every year; staff must uphold strict security protocols—checking travel documents and biometrics of each passenger—while avoiding traffic jams.Enter iBorderCtrl, an “intelligent control system” aimed at speeding up the process for “bona fide and law-abiding travelers” while also spotting illegal immigrants.“iBorderCtrl’s system will collect data that will move beyond biometrics and on to biomarkers of deceit,” Boultadakis said.Travelers must upload photos of their passport, visa, and proof of funds to an online application, then use a webcam to answer questions from an AI guard—personalized to the individual’s gender, ethnicity, and language.“The unique approach to ‘deception detection’ analyzes the micro-expressions of travelers to figure out if the interviewee is lying,” according to the European Commission.Once at the border, folks flagged as low risk go through a short re-evaluation before entry; higher-risk passengers undergo a more detailed check. Officials use a hand-held iBorderCtrl device to cross-check documents and perform fingerprinting, palm vein scanning, and facial matching.Only after possible risks have been recalculated does a human border guard take over from the automated system.“The global maritime and border security market is growing fast in light of the alarming terror threats and increasing terror attacks taking place on European Union soil, and the migration crisis,” Boultadakis said.Participants hope upcoming trials in Hungary, Greece, and Latvia will prove the efficiency and reliability of artificial intelligence in IDing potentially dangerous travelers.More AI coverage on Text-Based Lie Detector Can Spot False Police ReportsAI Can Now Tell If You’re LyingAI Trained to Recognize Deep-Space Galaxies Stay on target McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

ULA Rocket Carrying US Spy Satellite Is Launched Into Orbit

first_img A United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite was successfully launched into orbit on Saturday.ULA announced the news in a press release, and said the Delta IV Heavy rocket, which contained an important payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) dubbed NROL-71, blasted off from ULA’s Space Launch Complex in California at 11:10 a.m. PST. With this rocket, the U.S. government can elevate national defense efforts in space.The Delta IV Heavy is a heavy lift launch vehicle that delivered high-priority missions for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and the NRO. It can carry more than 14,000 pounds directly to geosynchronous orbit, making it a top rocket for launching government satellites into space.The mission initially launched on a Delta IV Heavy, which had three common booster cores that were powered by an Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68A liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine. The second stage of the mission involved an AR RL10B-2 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine.NROL-71 was ULA’s first launch of the year, and the company’s 132nd successful launch since 2006. ULA’s next scheduled launch is the U.S. Air Force’s WGS-10 mission. The launch, which will use another powerful Delta IV rocket, is set to take place on March 13 at Space Launch Complex-37 in Florida.More on Sends Satellite Into Space to Deliver Artifical Meteor ShowerSaturn’s Rings Are Younger Than the Planet They OrbitHubble Space Telescope Should Last At Least 5 More Years Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

DRI seizes 15 kg foreignorigin gold in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 crore from the Barasat area near here. Inputs suggested that the gold, smuggled from Bangladesh into the country from North 24 Parganas district, was being ferried in a vehicle towards Kolkata for further delivery, a statement issued today by the DRI said. One person has been arrested and a Bolero vehicle, in which the gold was being carried, has been seized on Wednesday, it said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights The seized gold biscuits weighing 15 kg had foreign markings ‘Al Etihad’ and ‘Suisse’, the probe agency said. In the current financial year so far, in the region spread over West Bengal and the north eastern states, the DRI has seized over 105 kg of gold and gold jewellery valued at close to Rs 31 crore in the market, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar and even Bhutan. In the financial year 2017-2018, the DRI had seized close to 430 kg of gold and gold jewellery in the east and north east region collectively valued at more than Rs 100 crore.last_img read more

Code School Is Offering Free Classes Today Sign Up Here

first_imgMarch 5, 2016 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 1 min readcenter_img Have you ever wanted to learn to code? There’s no time like the present — especially when it’s free!Orlando, Fla.-based online education platform Code School is making all of its coding courses free this weekend in honor of hitting 2 million learners using its platform.The free weekend starts Friday at 5 p.m. ET and goes through 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday.Related: Want to Take Your Business to the Next Level? Boost Your Marketing and Coding Skills.In those 55 hours, online courses teaching topics such as Javascript, HTML/CSS, Ruby on Rails and iOS development will all be made free.Typically, it costs $29 to have monthlong access to the materials for a course. A single course usually includes between three and four hours of material.Related: Girls Who Code’s Reshma Saujani: ‘Everything I’ve Achieved Has Come From Perseverance’Students receive points for tasks they complete. Throughout the weekend, the points of all participants will be tallied and the top 10 earners will win a year-long membership to the school.Code on! This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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first_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Iron Mountain, a leader in health information protection and storage, will emphasize at this year’s SIIM conference its expertise and storage-as-a-service pedigree to help control costs as the volume and size of medical images grow. The company will showcase the Digital Record Center for Medical Images, its off-site managed service that is built to reduce the costs and complexity of long-term image archiving and disaster recovery.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay center_img Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | May 04, 2009 Iron Mountain Aims to Store, Protect Image Data last_img read more

Bright colors make a mans summer wardrobe shine

first_img 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 0 Comments Share Maier also leaves loud prints to his colleagues, preferring a delicate floral print which fades into the fabric of his jackets and pullovers or makes up the fabric of a suit or pair of pants, veiled with a subtle layer of organza.The renowned Bottega Veneta bags on this round are extra large and come in functional brown leather, with an elongated strap so that they can be worn across the body. It all looks so simple, and yet somehow no other designer can carry off the intricate workmanship behind the collection with such nonchalance.____VERSACEDonatella Versace has always put up a good fashion fight.For next summer she outfits a man facing today’s tough world with clothes fit for an ancient Roman arena.“The new gladiators are the young. I would like to see them fighting for a goal,” she told reporters ahead of her Saturday night show, which closed the first day of menswear preview showings in Milan for summer 2013.The designer opened the show with a bare-chested model sporting a gilded warrior belt, wrestling trunks and high-laced centurion sandals fashioned in contemporary sneaker fabric.Throughout the show, Versace came back to the gladiator theme, decorating T-shirts and tunics with gilded embroidery, pairing the centurion sandal with evening wear and offering the Roman-inspired boxer robe as a lightweight overcoat. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home How do cataracts affect your vision? When she wasn’t in the combat arena, Versace drew inspiration from the Memphis Group _ the 1980s furniture movement which opted for a colorful style in contrast to conventional home furnishings.She used famous graphic prints to liven up classic suits as well as summer shirts and tote bags.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Young lads and mature men walked down the sloped, pristine white runway wearing nothing more than revisited track suits.Prada created an entire collection and a brand new look, starting with the white-band theme of sportswear items.First, she put the white bands on the inside instead of outside of a trouser leg, then she accentuated the same white band for the neckline of the accompanying T-shirt top. Like musical variations on a theme, the imaginative designer worked the bands into different components of her summer wardrobe from shirts to jackets to overcoats. As the show went on, the bands changed color and became ever larger, culminating in a two-tone effect for a simple polo shirt or the lapel of a jacket.Meanwhile, the white band also showed up under the arm of a lightweight raincoat or became the cross strap of a flat leather sandal.Not satisfied to limit the new inventions to the male population, Prada put together a his-and-her version of most of the outfits.For the girls, however, the T-shirts came in luxurious dyed fur. All the female models wore a tennis band around their head to accentuate the sporty feel of the collection.The new Prada bag is unisex. Big and boxy, it can be carried by hand and double as an overnighter. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The only designers so far to have shied from the new color movement are Dolce&Gabbana who preferred Sicilian black and Tomas Maier for Bottega Veneta who stuck to conservative brown and blue.But Maier embraced the craze for floral and geometric prints, which have shown up everywhere. However, he dimmed the effect, covering his large floral prints with a film of delicate organza, a usually feminine fabric.The overall summer silhouette is on the casual side, with slim but not tight-fitting pants, a comfortable fit for jackets and lightweight outerwear including raincoats, bomber jackets and wind breakers.While the colors are bold, the fabrics are light from cotton to silk to the see-through organza.Bags are big and roomy, and usually come with a shoulder strap for easier carrying.Footwear is sporty, with the rebirth of the sneaker and simple training shoe, often in bright fluorescent shades. There are also sturdy leather sandals and classic lace-ups, updated with colorful soles.____PRADAMiuccia Prada always puts together a great show.The designer’s latest collection presented Sunday evening, the second day of preview showings for summer 2013 menswear, was happy, snappy and just minimalist enough to insure the label’s reputation as the most avant-garde maison of Italian fashion. ____BOTTEGA VENETAThe latest Bottega Veneta collection is inspired by the pullover _ or as creative director Tomas Maier puts it _ “a top that you pull over your head.”In his fashion notes for the summer 2013 menswear collection, the designer points out that the pullover is a universal piece that can be found in both traditional and contemporary cultures.What Maier fails to add is that a Bottega Veneta pullover is not just any pullover. The designer puts into this seemingly simple attire the manufacturing expertise, the fabric and the attention to detail which make the difference.Many of his summer pullovers are actually tunics. They come in light wool or cotton silk and casually caress the body, giving the impression of effortless elegance. Sometimes these tunics are worn with comfortable cropped trousers; at other times their hemline hangs down from under the jacket of a cotton suit.Many of this season’s Bottega Veneta shirt/pullovers have a lace-up front reminiscent of frontier buckskin garb, especially when they come in super-soft suede and are paired with fringed ankle boots. A V-neck cashmere pullover has side-seam zips for extra freedom.The summer silhouette is sporty without losing its class. Jackets and trousers have a classic fit. Colors _ unlike the garish shades seen on a number of the current menswear runways _ are calm tones of brown, from beige to tobacco, or a quiet series of blues. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths AP Fashion WriterMILAN (AP) – Midway through the four-day menswear preview showings, it was clear that Italian designers are looking ahead to a bright summer in 2013.Bold shades of blue, red, yellow and green, plus pink, orange, turquoise and lime, light up the current runway, bursting into color like fireworks on the 4th of July. Monochromatic, two-tone, fluorescent or metallic, they give extra pep to a classic suit, a blazer or a pair of cotton slacks. Top Stories last_img read more

Mead Johnson paying 12M to settle US bribery charges

first_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Mead Johnson has said its business in China, where it makes and sells products, is one of its most important operations.The SEC said the Chinese subsidiary paid doctors and other professionals in government-owned hospitals to recommend the formula and to give the company the contact information of patients for marketing purposes.The improper payments totaled more than $2 million from 2008 to 2013 and generated about $7.8 million in profits for the company, according to the SEC. Mead Johnson failed to accurately record the payments on its books, the agency alleged.Employees of the subsidiary paid for the bribes by tapping funds for outside distributors that market and sell Mead Johnson products in China, the SEC said.Kara Brockmeyer, who heads the foreign corrupt practices unit in the SEC’s enforcement division, said the company’s lax internal controls enabled the subsidiary to use “off-the-books slush funds” for the payments.Mead Johnson is paying $7.77 million in restitution plus $1.26 million in interest and a $3 million penalty under the settlement.The SEC said that after conducting internal investigations, the company took corrective measures such as firing senior staff of Mead Johnson China, improving accounting controls and establishing a unit in China to monitor compliance. Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WASHINGTON (AP) — Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant formula to new or expecting mothers who were patients.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Tuesday with Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., which has operations around the world and makes Enfamil formula. The Glenview, Illinois, company neither admitted nor denied SEC allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits bribery of foreign government officials or company executives to secure or retain business. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “We are pleased to have reached this final resolution with the SEC,” Mead Johnson CEO Kasper Jakobsen said in a statement. He said the company will continue to stress principles of integrity and compliance with the law “in all our interactions with customers and business partners.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more