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Woman two young children dead after house fire in eastern QuebecWoman two young children dead after house fire in eastern Quebec

first_imgCAP-CHAT, Que. – Tragedy struck a small town on Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula on Sunday, where a 37-year-old woman and her young twins died following an early morning fire.Quebec provincial police said the woman and her two one-year-old children were pronounced dead in hospital after the fire broke out in a residential building in this community almost 500 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.Emergency services were called to the fire at about 4 a.m. Sunday.Police spokeswoman Helene Nepton said there was a brief evacuation involving a dozen neighbours and none were injured.The major crimes unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire. A police spokesperson said they were still on site as of late Sunday afternoon.The head of the town’s fire brigade said about 20 of his men were on site before dawn.“We saw the building was under pressure, there was a lot of smoke in the inside and flames coming out the back,” Carol Dugas said.“We found a lifeless body and the two children after that.”Dugas said the firefighters were shaken by the discovery and that psychological support was offered to them.He said they didn’t find any smoke detectors inside the building, which Dugas said is owned by the city.The mayor of the town of 2,500 said he knew the victim “by sight.”“We sometimes think these things only happen somewhere else,” Judes Landry told The Canadian Press in a phone interview.“It’s always said when it happens in a small community like ours. Everyone knows each other.”Autopsies on the victims will be performed in the coming days.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misstated the location of Cap-Chat.last_img read more

NewfoundlandExxonMobil clash over 100M Hebron oil projectNewfoundlandExxonMobil clash over 100M Hebron oil project

ST JOHN’S, N.L. — Premier Kathy Dunderdale concluded a meeting Friday with oil giant ExxonMobil with no deal to resolve a dispute over construction of a $100-million piece of the Hebron project off Newfoundland.But she and Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy were slightly more hopeful about reaching an agreement to avoid arbitration — a shift from last month when they described ExxonMobil’s position as “a line in the sand.”“Whether or not we can resolve it, I don’t know, but we certainly hope so because the last thing we want is to delay first oil,” Kennedy said outside the legislature.“The amount of royalties to the province, the benefits to the province are significant.”Hebron, the province’s fourth major offshore oil site, is believed to contain about 700 million barrels of recoverable oil or more that could generate $20 billion for the province over 30 years. It would be a crucial addition to waning oil production on which the government relies for about one-third of its revenues.But ExxonMobil made waves last month at an oil and gas industry conference in St. John’s when Hebron project leader Geoff Parker said what has been hinted at for months: the smallest of three platform modules, the derrick equipment set used for drilling, may be built outside Newfoundland.Parker said studies done for the Hebron team suggest building that third module in the province could push back first oil expected in 2017 and have significant financial implications.His words prompted Dunderdale’s “line in the sand” comment and spurred St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe to boycott a send-off party for ExxonMobil Canada president Meg O’Neill, who attended the conference.As part of a hard-fought benefits agreement, Dunderdale said she wants all three major components of the Hebron platform built in the province. She said her Progressive Conservative government is being reasonable and does not want to jeopardize its own royalties, its stake in the project or scare off future investment.She and Kennedy are insisting the work be done in-house after a consultant confirmed it can be handled in Newfoundland, she said.“If there is some compelling reason why it can’t be done here, how do we ensure that the people of the province get the value that we negotiated when we did the (benefits) agreement?”Dunderdale said that question will be front and centre as her government studies ExxonMobil’s conclusions and responds later this summer in an effort to break the impasse without arbitration.Kennedy said about 3,000 jobs are involved in the construction but stressed that any dispute resolution process need not delay the project’s timeline.ExxonMobil declined comment Friday.Arbitration could slap the development partners, led by ExxonMobil, with fines in the tens of millions of dollars, Dunderdale has said. Newfoundland and Labrador has a rocky past with the company. Hebron negotiations broke down in 2006 and the oil company partners walked out on talks.They reached a deal with the province in 2008 to develop the oilfield 350 kilometres east of St. John’s.Development partners include Chevron Canada, Suncor Energy, Statoil Canada and provincial Crown corporation Nalcor Energy through which Newfoundland and Labrador has a 4.9%equity stake in the project.Kennedy said the province will likely meet with ExxonMobil again in a few weeks.George Murphy, an opposition New Democrat member and natural resources critic, said the government must get a better handle on shipyard capacity throughout the province and stand its ground.“They need to stick to their guns on this one.” read more

Environmentalists say Loblaws ban of microbeads chemicals puts pressure on fedsEnvironmentalists say Loblaws ban of microbeads chemicals puts pressure on feds

Loblaw Co. Ltd promises that within three and a half years microbeads and two potentially harmful chemicals will be eliminated from its cosmetic and household products — a move that environmentalists say has the company compensating for the federal government’s regulatory shortfalls.The chain, owner of various grocery and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across the country, announced Thursday that it aims to remove triclosan and phthalates, along with microbeads, from all of its Life Brand and President’s Choice products by the end of 2018.Loblaw (TSX:L) president Galen Weston said the decision was made as “emerging science and public opinion suggest a measured move away from some specific ingredients is prudent.”All three ingredients have faced increasing global scrutiny for their impact on the environment and possible negative effects on humans.Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpaste and some cosmetic products and is thought to contribute to antibiotic resistance.Phthalates are a family of chemicals used to add fragrance to products that include body lotions and nail polishes, and to make plastics more flexible. There are concerns they may interfere with the body’s endocrine system, linked to human reproduction.Microbeads are bits of plastic commonly used in facial and body scrubs, but are so tiny they can’t be filtered out by water-treatment systems and end up in lakes and rivers where they wind up killing fish, which confuse them with food.Environmental groups have urged Ottawa to classify microbeads as a “toxic substance” under the Environmental Protection Act, which would make it possible for the federal government to control their use or ban them altogether.The government said in March that it was studying the dangers posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads, and on Thursday said the scientific review was still underway by Environment Canada along with an assessment of triclosan and phthalates.John Bennett, executive director of Sierra Club Canada, said the Conservative government has failed to act and left the responsibility up to large companies themselves.“We would expect that the federal government should step up at this point and say the evidence is clear,” he said. “It also shouldn’t work out that Loblaw’s competitors get an economic advantage because they’re not making the investments to change these products.”Even after Loblaw’s decision, some of the most popular beauty products in Canada will still contain microbeads.Beat the Microbead, an international campaign to eliminate the ingredient, provides a list of products available on the Canadian market which contain the plastic. Some of the most common items are Neutrogena face washes, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and items in the Garnier line by L’Oreal.Johnson & Johnson has committed to phasing out microbeads by the end of 2017, and set earlier removal timeframes for triclosan and phthalates.Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental group, said Loblaw was showing “clear leadership” among retailers by making the push to eliminate the chemicals and microbeads.“Government should be helping to create a level playing field for companies,” said Nancy Goucher, manager of the organization’s water program.“These things should’ve never been added in the first place, especially microbeads. They’re completely unnecessary and there’s lots of other safe alternatives they could’ve used instead, like coca beans, oatmeal or pumice.”The organization believes Health Canada should consider reworking the approval process and also make laws that require clearer product labels. Phthalates, for example, can be hard to track because they are sometimes used in fragrance oils and therefore not listed in a product’s ingredients.While Loblaw says it could take three and a half years to phase out the ingredients completely, work has already begun and products with the chemicals and microbeads will diminish month by month, spokesman Kevin Groh said in an email.“Our long-term deadline respects the task this will represent for our vendors. But, if our ambition is any indicator, 2018 is a conservative target,” he said.“In other words, we hope that the list of PC and Life products with these ingredients will be very short, very soon.”Follow @dj_friend on Twitter by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 11, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Environmentalists say Loblaw’s ban of microbeads, chemicals puts pressure on feds read more

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2017 6:47 am MDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The remains of Grenfell Tower stand in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON – London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk.Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbours demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped so many of the tower’s 600-odd residents. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just last year.Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the number of 58 is based on reports from the public and may rise. It includes 30 deaths that already have been confirmed, and reports of people who are missing and presumed to have been killed. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead at the building.“Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing. And therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead,” he said.He said police would consider criminal prosecutions if there is evidence of wrongdoing and that the police investigation would include scrutiny of the renovation project at the tower, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze.Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it difficult to determine how many had died.Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower who police are not aware of, and that could increase the death toll. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately.Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. Cundy said emergency workers have now reached the top of the building.British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government’s handling of the disaster, met Saturday with 15 fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street. The group left after a meeting that lasted more than two hours but did not speak to reporters gathered outside.The meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that May has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help the displaced families.May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been “huge frustrations” in the community as people tried to get information.“Frankly, the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough,” she said.The identification of the victims is proving very difficult — which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition.Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Identification Standards to identify the deceased. This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.The tragedy cast a pall on the Trooping the Color festivities that mark the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. A solemn Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip held a minute of silence for the fire victims at the start of the procession Saturday.The 91-year-old monarch said that Britain remains “resolute in the face of adversity” after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester. The queen said it was “difficult to escape a very sombre mood” on what is normally a day of celebration.There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited. Hundreds have been left homeless, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage.Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting “We want justice!” surged toward the doors.The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to ease a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building’s exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims. Many of the displaced are living in churches and community centres. There is ample food and water but very little privacy or proper bedding, and with the tower destroyed, no one knows where they will be relocated or for how long.Two nearby Underground subway lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris from the tower did not land on the tracks.Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago that fire safety issues at the tower left it at risk of a “catastrophic” event. They say their complaints were ignored — and fear it was because the tower was full of poor people in a predominantly wealthy borough. 58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire read more

5 talking points ahead of tonights Manchester Derby5 talking points ahead of tonights Manchester Derby

first_img1. Will United overcome their big-team inferiority complex?Playing against the current top four this season, United have secured just five points out of a possible 21 in the league. They have also won just once in games against the top nine since the beginning of the campaign (versus Arsenal, back in November).Moreover, their recent comprehensive 3-0 defeat by Liverpool at Old Trafford indicates they have still work to do in developing their big-game mentality.Of course, there is no doubt that United don’t have the players to match their main rivals, but that is still no excuse for the lack of fight evident in their respective resounding defeats by Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City at various points of the season.The suspicion is that Moyes can be tactically outwitted by the top managers, and his flat 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 with an emphasis on getting crosses into the box has left United looking decidedly uninspired, predictable and easy to play against at times this season, particularly in the recent encounter with Liverpool.Yet Moyes has shown a willingness to experiment of late that has left United fans with reasons to feel encouraged. The coach’s decision-making in their recent crucial Champions League tie with Olympiakos was a case in point — playing a diamond formation, starting Ryan Giggs, keeping faith with Rio Ferdinand, all these choices paid dividends.Nevertheless, tonight will be a better indicator of their progress (or lack thereof) since the humiliating Liverpool loss, as title-contending Manchester City are certain to provide a substantial test.2. Can Pellegrini’s side afford to lose tonight?Technically, the answer to the above question is ‘yes’. Should Manchester United surprise their rivals, City’s title chances would remain in their own hands.The Eastlands outfit would still be on track to finish one point ahead of Liverpool and level on points with Chelsea, though they’d likely be ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side in the table having acquired a far superior goal difference.Nevertheless, with further tricky away ties to come against Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton, Manuel Pellegrini’s team will be keen to gain maximum points from tonight’s encounter.And the odds are certainly in their favour if recent history is anything to go by — they have beaten United in four of the last five encounters between the sides. In addition, a victory tonight would be City’s third consecutive win at Old Trafford — a stat that would have seemed inconceivable only a few years ago.3. Is Juan Mata finally going to get a chance in his favourite position? Source: EMPICS Sport(Juan Mata has had a mixed start to life at Old Trafford)Juan Mata has been largely restricted to playing on the left wing since his big-money move to Manchester United, despite openly stating that playing in the number 10 role is his preferred position.With Van Persie injured, Moyes opted to hand Shinji Kagawa a rare start against West Ham at the weekend, and the Japanese international did not look out of place in the role.Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see whether the coach sticks with Kagawa or opts to give Mata greater responsibility on this more grandiose occasion.However, during the week, Moyes dismissed recent suggestions that Mata was being played out of position.“Juan Mata came to play two or three different positions,” he told reporters.“You’re never going to go through a season where you don’t have injuries and that’s why you need a squad of players.“He’s done well in all the games but on Saturday he was closer to scoring himself and maybe should have on a couple of occasions.”4. How will United cope with City’s midfieldIn the match against Liverpool, the midfield battle was decisive, with United ultimately unable to cope with their opponents’ superiority in that area of the field.In particular, the pace and power of Jordan Henderson was simply too much for the less aggressive and slower likes of Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick to handle.Against Olympiakos, Ryan Giggs distinguished himself with an accomplished display, but Moyes would surely be reluctant to risk the veteran in such an intense environment as tonight, in which physicality is likely to be key.Yaya Toure, Fernandinho and David Silva have overcome many teams this season with their talent and physicality — Toure and Fernandinho both played prominent roles in City’s 4-1 destruction of United in the reverse fixture earlier this season – and Silva in particular could be integral to City’s hopes tonight.If United afford the Spanish midfielder the same freedom they allowed Raheem Sterling when he was playing in the hole against them recently, then the level of damage is likely to be similar to that which was inflicted by the Anfield club.5. Will Rooney step up in Van Persie’s absence?In recent years, Wayne Rooney has tended to be at his best the more the responsibility has been placed on his shoulders.For instance, it is surely no coincidence that the England’s striker’s best season at Old Trafford occurred in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Real Madrid.Accordingly, he made a good start to life without Van Persie on Saturday, scoring twice — including one spectacular and much-discussed effort.David Moyes has already done his bit to hype Rooney up ahead of the big game, branding him a “United legend” and tipping him to beat goalscoring records set by Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton.Yet Rooney was relatively anonymous in the recent defeat by Liverpool and will need to start doing more in the big Premier League games to justify his lucrative wages. That said, he has enjoyed competing against City in recent times, as five goals in his last five games when facing them illustrates.And a goal or two again today would go some way towards appeasing those vociferous critics who deem him to be unduly overpaid, following recent news regarding his new contract.Ben Foster suggests West Brom were wrong to sell Shane Long>Liverpool the neutrals’ choice, says Johnson>last_img read more

Motorola Xoom Launching Without FlashMotorola Xoom Launching Without Flash

first_imgFor all of Motorola’s boastings, it seems that the company’s eagerly awaited Honeycomb tablet won’t be sporting Adobe Flash playback capabilities at launch. This news comes according to the Verizon Website, which notes that the tablet won’t be capable of managing the near-ubiquitous Web publishing software until “Spring 2011,” a cloudy date that’s no doubt some time after the Xoom launches later this month.While the lack of Flash is likely not a deal breaker for most potential Xoom buyers (particularly when an update is likely coming in a month or two), the feature was one that the company has touted as a selling point for the device, versus the iPad–which, naturally, will never see Flash, thanks to Steve Jobs’s one man crusade against the software.Information Week speculates on the matter, chalking it up to a lack of compabilty between Android Honeycomb 3.0 (which will be launching the same time as the Xoom) and Flash Player Mobile 10.2last_img read more

They lent their family members to the nation The week in quotesThey lent their family members to the nation The week in quotes

first_img‘They lent their family members to the nation’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. By Nicky Ryan Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 15,561 Views 5 Comments Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesAs Article 50 is about to be triggered I would say this to the Prime Minister: stop putting the interests of the right-wing of your party ahead of the interests of the people of our country.SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon announced her intentions to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Source: Graham Hughes/Photocall IrelandI’m sure – I’m not definite – but I’m pretty sure I’ve still got a post office savings account in Ireland.Sharon Horgan had a particularly Irish solution to a problem in Catastrophe. Niamh Fitzpatrick paid tribute to her sister Dara, pilot of Rescue 116 who was laid to rest this week. We thanked them for the family members which they lent to the nation.Minister Shane Ross on the Rescue 116 tragedy.center_img To keep Dara’s spirit alive, when afraid, or think u can’t do s’thing, or meet obstacles ask “What Would Dara Do?” #DoADara #Rescue116 #RIP— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@NFitzPsychology) March 18, 2017 Source: decades before Lady Liberty lifted her lamp we were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore. We believed in the shelter of America, in the compassion of America, in the opportunity of America. We came and became Americans.Taoiseach Enda Kenny ‘lectured’ US President Donald Trump on immigration. Source: Ireland. I love it. I really love Ireland. I’ll be there. Absolutely.Trump’s opinion on, yep, Ireland. Source: Ian West/PA WireI want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.Ben Affleck spoke about seeking help for his addiction to alcohol. Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 PM Source: Niamh Fitzpatrick/Twitter Share8 Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les préventes du Nokia 808 PureView lancéesLes préventes du Nokia 808 PureView lancées

first_imgLes préventes du Nokia 808 PureView lancées…Le smartphone Nokia 808 PureView, qui dispose d’un capteur 41 mégapixels, sera désimlocké pour toutes pré-commandes. Et bonne nouvelle : ces dernières s’ouvrent aujourd’hui !Le téléphone Symbian de Nokia pourra donc fournir des photos de qualité très poussée, grâce à son grand capteur de 41 Mpixels. Présenté au dernier Mobile World Congress 2012, il devrait vite devenir un véritable must du must dans la catégorie “photophone”. Rappelons que le 808 Pureview est équivalent à un 28mm en photo 4/3, et possède une focale réelle de 8,02 mm pour 2cm d’épaisseur. L’intérêt d’une telle capacité permettra à l’utilisateur d’avoir des clichés supérieures à la moyenne même en basse lumière. Il pourra également recadrer facilement ses photos sans les détériorer significativement.C’est en Italie que les préventes du Nokia 808 désimlockée sont lancées, au prix de 600 euros environ (780 dollars).Le 10 avril 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

TCI Police update on New Years Day shootingTCI Police update on New Years Day shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 3, 2017 – Providenciales – At around 0545 hours on Monday 1st January 2018, officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force became aware of two men who it was believed were in possession of firearms in Aviation Drive, Downtown Providenciales.  Whilst attempting to arrest the men, one of them was shot and has died.   During this same incident, a Police Officer also received a gunshot would.  The Police Officer is currently being treated for his injuries.  The other man involved was not detained at the scene and Police Officers are actively searching for him.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said,  “This is a significant incident and my officers are actively seeking the other man involved in this shooting.  I would ask that any person with any information, either about the incident itself or the whereabouts of the man involved to contact my officers or Crime-stoppers at 1-800-8477.   An investigation is underway into the shooting of the male and with regards to the shooting of one of my officers.   It is the usual practice following a Police related shooting to request an independent investigation and this will be undertaken by officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Force.   Given this matter is now under investigation, no further comment regarding the circumstances of the incident will be made at this stage.   I would urge the local community not to speculate as to the circumstances of this incident and to allow the independent investigators undertake their work to establish the circumstances of the shooting.”Press Release: RT&CPF Related Items:last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 26What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 26

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 26 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmDeano’s PastaDovetail BeautyGaouette FarmHawaiian Jim’s Shaved IceJessy Cates CupcakesKC StylesKittredge Candles Purple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Live Music from April RenzellaThe Writers Next Door authors at the Community TableMake Robot Blocks at the Kids TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”last_img read more

Its curtains for waldenIts curtains for walden

first_imgSomajiguda: Soon curtains will come down on a famed bookstore, Walden, located near the Chief Minister’s Camp office. To be precise, on July 31 the landmark bookstore that has been a favourite hunting ground for book lovers will shut shop thus bringing to an end a glorious run.It all started on July 28, 1990 just before India embraced the market economy and a new generation of Indians began to get to terms with global fashion and lifestyle. Books of different genres began to make their way and Walden it was that all headed to. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us Ramprasad, the owner of Walden, said, “I started this book shop as I am a book lover. In Chennai, I used to read lots of books from the bookstore named Landmark. I wanted to open a similar bookstore in Hyderabad. We have had a wonderful run but the time has come to bid good bye.” For book lovers, though, the stores at Gachibowli and Banjara Hills would continue. For the staff it is a bitter pill to swallow. “I have been working here for 10 years and right now I’m handling accounts but I have to look for a new job,” says Narasimha. Also Read – Concerns of marine and fresh water pollution must be addressed on priority basis: Vice President Advertise With Us With the advent of online shopping, sales started to dip drastically. Illogical discounts by online stores and traffic congestion near the store has caused a severe dent. In the past 2-3 years, the footfalls at the bookstore dropped drastically because of the spurting of online stores, as people find it convenient to buy books online, adds the owner. “I have been coming here from the past 25 years; I am really shocked to know it is closing,” says Deepti, a customer. The bookstore is one of my favorite stores in the city and we were shocked when we came to know the shop is going to get shut. From 15 years we are coming here,” said Amrutha and Ramesh, regular customers to the store.last_img read more

Youths throatslit body foundYouths throatslit body found

first_img.Police recovered the throat-slit body of a young man from Kerinagar village of Mohammadpur upazila in Magura on Tuesday morning.The identity of the deceased, aged around 30, could not be known immediately.Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station, said locals spotted the body at Pagoler Bari of the village in the morning and informed police.Later, the body was recovered and sent to hospital for autopsy.Miscreants might have killed the youth after kidnapping him, added the OC.last_img

Far Cry 5 is Basically a Nightmare Version of The Dukes ofFar Cry 5 is Basically a Nightmare Version of The Dukes of

first_imgUbisoft has released the first details about the upcoming Far Cry 5. Previous entries have taken players to remote and exotic places, but this time, the game is set in the United States. Along with the first gameplay details, Ubisoft has also delivered a pair of trailers. To say that this will be a divisive and controversial game is an understatement.Far Cry 5 will be set in the fictional town of Hope County, Montana. Players will get to take on the role of a junior deputy in the police force who gets stranded in the remote town — which is currently being ruled by a man named Joseph Seed and his Eden’s Gate cult/militia. The majority of the game will have players building a resistance force against Seed in order to free Hope County. As you would expect from a Far Cry game, you’ll run into many… interesting characters (both good and bad) along the journey.AdChoices广告This will be the first Far Cry game where you’ll be able to be a male or female with your choice of skin color. You can play through the entire campaign alone or in two-player co-op and can recruit NPC characters. You can even recruit animals like cougars and bears. Vehicles include American muscle cars, boats, big rigs, ATVs, and even planes. In case you’re wondering, yes, there will be aerial dogfights in this game. Overall, Far Cry 5 won’t differ greatly from past entries in the gameplay department, but it has all the ingredients that have made the series such a success.Far Cry 5 will be released next year on February 27 (wisely avoiding the 2017 holiday season). It will be coming out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. PS4 owners will get a free Far Cry 5 skin at launch. The game will see enhancements on both the PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio.last_img read more

Celebrating Football through filmsCelebrating Football through films

first_imgIndia’s first multidisciplinary arts event, the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 is organising Football – A beautiful life, a 6-day film programme from 22 – 27 November, at Children’s Park, Goa. This is an official collateral event of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).Curated by Jan Tilman Schwab, Football – A beautiful life will showcase a range of exceptional features films and documentaries from around the world in which human and social stories are told through football. Attendance at all sessions is free until full capacity is reached and after each film, there will be a short discussion about the film. Proving football truly is the world’s game, the festival will feature films in more than 6 different languages, representing a diverse range of football stories from Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Germany, Iceland and India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe film programme will celebrate Football, a game deeply embedded in the history and culture of Goa, which resonates with Goans better than any other sport. The films demonstrate the unifying power of football that brings individuals together and creates a sense of community. The screenings cherish the beautiful game and enhance the love for this beautiful life. Spotlighting Goa’s most loved sport through film, the project extends the Festival’s interdisciplinary approach and inclusive community programming that is continually sensitive to the cultural nuances of its host city. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveJan Tilman Schwab said, “Football – A Beautiful Life is a gift from the Serendipity Arts Festival to the people of Panjim. I am honoured to be the lucky person invited to curate this unique and free public programme. Football and Film have a lot in common: both are team efforts, both depend basically on motion, both are non-verbal languages that can be understood everywhere in the world. I wanted to present films that have a high educational potential, that viewers can learn something from, whether this be from the film’s content and story, or its form and structure. The films chosen represent almost all continents, and include short and feature films, documentaries, fiction, and comedies that each tell stories of triumph and setbacks. The audience will get opportunities to laugh and weep.” The Football Film screening programme is part of a series of multidisciplinary arts activations that will energise Goa in the lead up to Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. Initiatives like these are an integral part of the Foundation’s mission of making the arts accessible and developing arts audiences both in numbers and in diversity. In its previous two editions, the Serendipity Arts Festival attracted more than 400,000 visitors creating significant public impact and contributing to the cultural regeneration of Panaji. This year’s programming continues to honour the culture and the arts of the Festival’s host city redefining heritage sites and architectural icons through creative and community-focused projects. This year the Festival will take place across 10 venues in Goa and involve over 1300 artists, transforming Panaji into a vibrant cultural space with multiple exhibitions, performances and immersive arts experiences. Highlights of this year’s event include theatre performances designed for children, large-scale public installations in the visual arts and photography, a variety of outdoor and evening music performances, culinary workshops and tastings, as well as a range of specially commissioned projects across disciplines which will be exclusive to Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. Projects will unite artforms from different parts of the country, encouraging cross-cultural exchange.last_img read more

Manage bookmarks on Windows with Rons WebLynxManage bookmarks on Windows with Rons WebLynx

first_imgManage bookmarks on Windows with Ron’s WebLynx by Martin Brinkmann on December 22, 2018 in Software – 27 commentsRon’s Weblynx is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage bookmarks in a browser-independent environment.Internet users who work with different browsers and sets of bookmarks face a tough challenge: how to manage all these bookmarks? One could manage each set individually, but what if access to a complete set of bookmarks in all browsers is the desired outcome?The popular bookmark syncing extension XMarks is no more, and while you could use something like Syncmarx instead, it is limited to some browsers.Another issue that may arise is that browsers don’t verify bookmarks once they have been added. Browser extensions such as Bookmarks Clean Up for Google Chrome or Bookmarks Organizer for Firefox come to the rescue.Ron’s WebLynxRon’s WebLynx comes to the rescue. The program supports bookmark imports, verification, and management.The application runs on all Windows versions starting with Windows Vista and requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.It uses link databases and the first thing that new users need to do is create a new database with just a few clicks.A click on Management > Import displays the program’s bookmark and link import options. Supported are direct imports from the Windows Favorites, Firefox, or Google Chrome, as well as imports from Outlook, a file, directory, Webpage, or the Clipboard.Browser imports support the default profile only; you need to export bookmarks to a HTML file and load it in the program using the File import option to add it to the manager.Tip: use the directory import option if you have multiple bookmarks HTML files.You may select a destination folder in the link hierarchy and add tags to the imported bookmarks as well if you want to. Multiple sets of bookmarks may be placed in a single root folder to merge them. You may need to go through the listing after the import to make sure there are not any dupes.You may run link verification checks at any time with a click on Home > Check Links. The useful “all” option verifies all links in the loaded database. Ron’s WebLynx verifies each link and highlights the status of each entry afterward.A green checkmark indicates that the link is working, a broken icon that it is not. Double-click on any link to verify the status; links are loaded in the default browser when you double-click on them.You can edit or delete links, or move them to another location. Editing gives you control over the link target and title, descriptions, ratings, tags, and notes that you may add. Links may be rated as well and you may sort listings using filters at the top.Individual links, a selection, or all links, may be exported to various formats including HTML and XML.HTML files are useful when it comes to the importing of links back into browsers.A sample workflow could involve importing bookmarks from all browsers used into Ron’s WebLynx application, verifying them, and exporting them again to all browsers so that all browsers have access to the same set of bookmarks.The bookmark manager may be used to verify link targets but it does not include options to search for duplicate bookmarks; this is probably the biggest shortcoming of the application at this point in time.Another thing that is puzzling is that the application displays a “x days until new version needed” toolbar at the bottom. While free, it suggests that users need to update the program regularly to continue using it.Closing WordsRon’s WebLynx is a useful program for Windows to import, manage, and export bookmarks. The application supports a number of useful features including bulk imports, verification of all links, tags and notes support, ratings, and options to export bookmarks to formats that browsers support.The lack of duplicate checking support is certainly the main issue when it comes to the program’s functionality.Now You: do you use a program or extension to manage bookmarks?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 5 votes Software Name Ron’s WebLynxOperating System WindowsSoftware Category InternetLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | June 30, 2008 GE Healthcare Supplying Olympics with Imaging Equipment Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco July 1, 2008 – GE Healthcare is working with medical leaders in the Olympic movement to advance the use of innovative medical imaging technologies to provide insight into athlete health, as well as benefits for the general public. The company will supply a broad array of medical technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and electrocardiogram (ECG) to the Olympic Village General Hospital. In addition, three national olympic committees, including China, U.S. and Spain, and two sports federations will use GE Healthcare’s compact ultrasound technology, said the company.These technologies will assess the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health of Olympic athletes before, during and after GE Healthcare will equip the Olympic Village General Hospital, which will offer comprehensive healthcare for all Olympic athletes and officials, with 308 MAC 1200 ECGs for use at Olympic venue sites. Additionally, the hospital will be equipped with the only five ultrasound systems and two MRI systems available at the Beijing Games.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read morelast_img read more

John McCain US should consider Taliban negotiations for prisonerJohn McCain US should consider Taliban negotiations for prisoner

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement PHOENIX — Arizona Sen. John McCain said he is “leaning toward” supporting the United States in negotiating with the Taliban for a prisoner exchange that would bring an American man home.“I lean toward risking it, depending on the nature of these people they want to release,” he told News/Talk 92.3 KTAR’s Rob & Karie on Wednesday.The Washington Post reported Monday that the administration is seeking to resume talks with the Taliban, in hopes of exchanging U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for members of the group imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Post cited current and former officials who spoke on condition of anonymity as they outlined parts of a strategy they described as a last-ditch effort. Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img Men’s health affects baby’s health too “I think it has to be considered,” McCain said. “I think part of it has to be who these people are and how dangerous they will be once they are freed.”When asked if this would be a sign the United States will negotiate with terrorists, McCain said Israel and Pakistan routinely engage in prisoner exchanges, despite the countries viewing the prisoners as terrorists. Neither nation has noticed a large amount of harm coming from the exchange.While the exchange would clearly be complicated, McCain said there is one fact the U.S. should focus on.“This young man should be brought home,” he said. “There’s interesting circumstances about his disappearance, but the fact is, he’s an American.”The Associated Press contributed to this report. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

AFTA releases new report in support of Travel AgentsAFTA releases new report in support of Travel Agents

first_imgAFTA releases new report in support of Travel AgentsAFTA releases new report in support of Travel AgentsThe Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has today released a new monthly report titled AFTA Travel Trends, aimed at helping AFTA members and the greater travel industry understand the latest patterns in travel.The report details outbound departures and inbound arrivals data for the major Australian source markets and destinations that Australians are travelling to. The publication also provides information on the market share of airlines and the underlying purpose of international travel for Australians.“More than 70% of all Australian departures are made through an Australian Travel Agent and, as a trusted source of industry information and data. AFTA is pleased to be able to collate this into our new Travel Trends monthly report. This report is provided by AFTA at NO COST to help inform stakeholders about the facts and trends in the travel industry in Australia. We are committed to supporting the industry to prosper,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive.AFTA’s March Travel Trends show that Australians took 9.9 million trips over the past 12 months (yearend Jan 2017). This was another year that the travel industry saw upward growth (+4.2% vs. previous year). In the inbound market a record growth rate of 10.3% was reported with more than 8.3 million visitors travelling to Australia.A highlight market is Japan, up 109.9% since 2013 with more than 361,000 Australians visiting last year.In addition to the AFTA Travel Trends report, AFTA has created two industry fact sheets; one on the employment profile of the sector and the other on the overall characteristics of the Australian travel sector. These fact sheets provide detailed information on the types of travel agents, the states that have the highest rate of employment from travel agents and the key attributes employers are looking for in staff.The fact sheets will be updated yearly and are based on the information provided by the industry through the ATAS process.The AFTA Travel Trends report will be produced on a monthly basis and is available to industry through the AFTA website.“AFTA hopes that these reports and information sheets will assist the broad set of stakeholders interested in knowing more about the travel industry and the trends that are developing over the coming years. We look forward to feedback on these reports and fact sheets as we continue to bring the industry valuable information in support of travel agents,” said Westbury. Source = AFTA – Australian Federation of Travel Agentslast_img read more

NeighborWorks America Gears Up for National Homeownership MonthNeighborWorks America Gears Up for National Homeownership Month

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share May 28, 2013 406 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-05-28 Tory Barringercenter_img As June–National Homeownership Month–approaches, “”NeighborWorks America””: is putting a spotlight on the thousands of new (and well-prepared) homeowners created in 2012.[IMAGE]According to a release, NeighborWorks America helped create 15,000 new homeowners year, prepping them for their new life with pre-purchase counseling education services. In fact, new research (using data and analytics [COLUMN_BREAK]provided by Experian) shows homeowners who received NeighborWorks counseling are about one-third less likely to become seriously delinquent on their mortgages within two years of origination.One way the organization is providing homebuyer education is through a collaborative effort with Wells Fargo called the LIFT program–a multi-market initiative with the primary goal of helping to stabilize communities hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis. According to NeighborWorks America, the LIFT program has created 3,000 homeowners since its inception in February last year.””NeighborWorks America empowers individuals looking to become homeowners, and borrowers in distress, by helping them get housing counseling and education–whether it’s homeownership or foreclosure intervention,”” said Eileen Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of NeighborWorks America. “”NeighborWorks organizations offer a variety of financial capability services that help individuals reach important goals like saving for a home.”” NeighborWorks America Gears Up for National Homeownership Monthlast_img read more

In 2016 the legendary Venice SimplonOrientExpreIn 2016 the legendary Venice SimplonOrientExpre

first_imgIn 2016, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new journey to Berlin taking guests on a fascinating journey through time. In the tradition of the first pioneering days of rail travel, this new route links three historic European capital cities: London, Paris and Berlin. The inaugural departure leaves from London to Berlin via Paris on Thursday 2 June 2016.Travelling in the original Art Deco carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express evokes the glamour of the roaring 1920s when Berlin was a post-war metropolis with a flourishing arts and cabaret scene. Today, Berlin is a monument to living history as well as the emblem of reunified Germany signified by striking architecture such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall Memorial, and a thriving contemporary arts scene, lively bars and gourmet restaurants.Departing London on Thursday 2 June, the two-day, one-night journey from London to Berlin allows guests the time to slow down, relax and enjoy the journey as the train makes its way through Northern France, traversing the German countryside and arriving in time to spend the weekend in one of Europe’s most fascinating cities.Venice Simplon-Orient-Express brings to life the romance and nostalgia of the golden age of travel with its luxurious vintage carriages. The decorative wooden marquetry and ornate furnishings provide the stylish setting for memorable experiences from the fine dining in the elegant dining cars, to classic cocktails, Champagne and entertainment in the bar car. The sleeper cabins are attended to by personal stewards who ensure a comfortable journey.The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express makes its return journey from Berlin to Paris or London on 4 June 2016. Prices start from AUD$ 3440 per person sharing a double cabin includes all meals served on board.www.belmond.comlast_img read more