Ontario hoping to boost business by opening trade office in Calgary

CALGARY — Ontario intends to open a new trade office in Calgary in the coming months.Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of economic development, made the announcement to delegates on the opening day of the National Supply Chain Forum in Calgary.“Alberta is poised to buy billions of dollars in Ontario-made goods in the coming years, especially in the areas of water treatment, energy, and infrastructure, and we are committed to seizing that opportunity,” said Hoskins.“Our province’s new trade office in Calgary will help Ontario businesses access Alberta’s market, grow their businesses, and create jobs.”Many Ontario-based companies are at the forum, including specialists in wastewater treatment, custom fabrication, engineering and oilfield services.An Ontario government news release said the initiative will help Ontario firms connect with companies in Alberta to fulfil supply needs. It will also explore opportunities for Ontario’s small-and-medium-sized enterprises.Ontario doesn’t have an office in Alberta right now, although a bureaucrat at the Ontario legislature devotes part of his time dealing with Alberta files.The move appears to be a growing indicator of warming relations between Alberta and Ontario.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne paid a visit to Alberta Premier Alison Redford last month and said what’s good for Alberta’s oil and gas industry is good for her province, too.“Oil and gas are clearly fundamental to Alberta’s economy and to Canada’s but also to Ontario’s — and I want everyone to know that I understand that and I want to advance that,” Wynne told a corporate crowd in Calgary.“Many of our Ontario manufacturers now directly support your industry. I want us to build on that relationship.”Wynne set a different tone than that of her predecessor on her first official visit to Alberta since she became premier of Canada’s most populous province in January.Dalton McGuinty drew Alberta’s scorn last year when he said the oil and gas industry was driving up the loonie and making it more difficult for Ontario manufacturers to export their goods. He later softened his stance.The news about the trade office was well received at the forum.“That’s a really exciting development in terms not only of our attempts to have a very strong national energy conversation but actually building really important bridges between the two provinces,” said Bill Whitelaw, chief executive officer of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group.Western Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel favours increased trade opportunities between provinces.“Any time we can increase trade opportunities between provinces it’s a good thing,” said Rempel.“Obviously it’s a positive announcement and I think the opportunities for trade across Canada are something that we should be promoting and it’s great.” read more

Nepal UN chief welcomes holding of local elections as crucial step for

“This marks a crucial step in the transition towards federalism as enshrined in the 2015 Constitution, and will be followed by elections to State Assemblies and the Federal Parliament,” noted a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s Spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric. “The Secretary-General encourages the Government of Nepal and political parties to continue their efforts towards ensuring peaceful and inclusive upcoming elections.” Mr. Guterres also encouraged all stakeholders to continue the implementation of the Constitution in line with its principles of inclusion and representative governance. “The United Nations stands ready to support such efforts.” read more

Child and Youth Studies student wins accessibility award

Fourth-year Child and Youth Students student Keely Grossman was named the first-ever recipient of Brock University’s Accessibility and Inclusion Recognition Award, which recognizes a Brock community member who has been nominated by their peers and has worked towards improving accessibility and inclusion at Brock. Keely is the founder of ABLE Brock, a student organization that works to educate. The award was given to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) every Dec. 3. The celebration for the IDPWD was a joint venture between the Office of Human Rights and Equity, and Student Accessibility Services.The presentation took place Friday afternoon as part of an event to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. read more

Julian Assange prompts ridicule with tweet about policeman making gun sign at

first_imgWait, i’ve got this… pic.twitter.com/IkMCfByozr— Randomhal (@Randomhal) June 27, 2017 Someone else posted a video of the Spice Girls, with Victoria Beckham pointing her finger at the camera in an, erm, dangerous manner. The Australian-born campaigner – who claims he would eventually be extradited to the United States if he left the Embassy – wrote on his Twitter page:“At 13:48 yesterday police surveillance looks at me and makes a gun sign. Whether threatening to shoot me or shoot himself isn’t clear.”Given that it appears fairly clear from the photograph that the policeman in question was simply bored and chewing his finger, the response was all-too predictable.“I think you may have been stuck in the embassy for too long, Julian,” said on Twitter user, with another chortling: “We must stop nail biters from terrifying recluses!” Don’t worry Julian, everyone is right behind you.Or as one wag suggested, “why don’t you pop outside and ask him?”. Before long social media users began posting pictures of celebrities in similarly ‘threatening’ poses, such as John Travolta, in his classic finger in the air dance move from Saturday Night Fever, and David Miliband brandishing a dangerous looking banana. There is a danger when you lock yourself away from the world for more than five years that you begin to lose your grip on reality.So it appears with Julian Assange, who appears to have become rather overheated by the sight of a policeman gnawing on his finger.Assange, the Wikileaks founder who took refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in June 2012 rather than face questioning in Sweden over alleged sex offences, appeared to be under the impression the office was making a gun sign, possibly aimed at him in a threatening manner. At 13.48 yesterday, police surveillance looks at me and makes a gun sign. Whether threatening to shoot me or shoot himself is unclear. pic.twitter.com/rTBRCkUmVC— Craig Johnson (@cjnu1) June 27, 2017 At 13:48 yesterday police surveillance looks at me and makes a gun sign. Whether threatening to shoot me or shoot himself isn’t clear. pic.twitter.com/eMeRbOOcOa— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) June 27, 2017 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.last_img read more

Training parents to be stricter cuts child obesity Oxford University study finds

Kim Roberts, chief executive of the Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young scheme adopted in Leeds, told how parents are encouraged to be “in charge” of their families. She said: “We want ­parents to be able to hold boundaries, so they are able to say ‘no’ to pester power around snacks.”Leeds was compared with 15 other cities in England – none of which recorded such a turnaround.”This kind of reduction is unprecedented,” Mrs Roberts said.So far 6,000 families in Leeds have been given the lessons, with 625 children a year “saved” from obesity.Research has shown that if obesity levels continue to rise, then 128,000 UK adults a year will die young by 2030. If the increase was stopped, it would reduce early deaths to around 118,000 annually. Obesity rates among five-year-olds in England remained unchanged ­between 2013-14 and 2016-17, at around 9.4 per cent.However, rates in Leeds dropped from 9.4 per cent to 8.8 per cent over the same period, according to the study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.Prof Susan Jebb, of Oxford University, who is the Government’s former obesity tsar, said: “If you look at it by deprivation, the most deprived group in Leeds is doing especially well. That is astonishing.”Health visitors, nursery staff and children’s centre workers in Leeds are trained to discuss healthy eating and refer parents for classes if they think it will help. Prof Jebb said: “It’s about helping parents find solutions. 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. Teaching parents to be stricter could reverse the obesity epidemic among young children, a groundbreaking scheme has shown.After offering parenting classes, Leeds is the first English city to report a fall in the number of youngsters developing weight problems.Research involving ­Oxford University found that the eight-week programme showing parents how to “take charge” has been linked to a significant drop in obesity levels.The scheme, which costs councils £50 per family, is aimed particularly at ­deprived areas.Ministers have said efforts to prevent obesity in ­toddlers will form a central part of a Green Paper this summer. The Government’s ­former obesity tsar said the results were “astonishing”. “None of us are born with parenting skills. Most of us have to make it up as we go along.”Seema Kennedy, the public health minister, called the findings “promising” and said they would be examined closely as part of efforts to combat obesity.”It is encouraging to see what can be achieved locally through interventions like this,” she added. read more

Kal Tire acquires Klinge in major Australian tyre management expansion

first_imgKal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, the global mining tyre management and supply company, has acquired the tyre services business of Klinge & Co in Australia. Kal Tire has been operating in Western Australia for approximately six years and it has long been a goal of the organisation to expand to Eastern Australia where the majority of major mines operate. “Even though our reputation is strong and recognised in many countries, it has been a challenge convincing customers of our credibility inside of Australia as our experience there has been limited.” says Dan Allan, Senior Vice President, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “With Klinge, Kal Tire aligns with a well-respected, trusted company known to the Australian mining industry and secures our presence as a national tyre service provider.”Klinge & Co., co-owned by Tom and Dianne Klinge, is very similar to Kal Tire, which is also a family-owned organization started by Tom Foord in 1953 in Western Canada. Their cultural alignment is strong, both earning the respect of customers, and both regarding team members as part of the family. “Kal Tire and the Klinge tire services business is a strong comfortable fit for Dianne and I,” says Tom Klinge, co-owner, Klinge & Co. “We share many of the same values and objectives, in particular when it comes to looking after customers and team members. And after much heart-felt thinking, we feel it is time to focus on the Klinge software business going forward.”Klinge & Co will be a software company going forward focused on tyre management systems, training, and tools. They have a proven tyre management tool called ‘TotalTyreControl’, which has become an industry standard for tire management software. Klinge will continue to develop its software business in Australia and provide software training in other parts of the world.Kal Tire began its move east when they recently established themselves in the area of Muswellbrook, NSW, with the opening of a new mining tyre repair facility. Kal Tire will now be able to offer this valuable repair service, including its Ultra Repair™ technology and a number of other value-added offerings, to Klinge’s customers. “We are excited to welcome Klinge’s 200 skilled personnel to the Kal Tire family,” says Robert Foord, president, Kal Tire. “They bring invaluable experience with Australian miners. We’ve known Tom and Dianne Klinge for many years and we share the same commitment when it comes to how we think about our people and about our customers.”When it comes to training and safety, the two organisations are once again strongly aligned. “Kal Tire’s focus on Journey to Zero is a commitment to every team member going home safely every day. Kal Tire also believes that every team member is the key to their success and extensive training and learning opportunities are provided. Their online Learning Management System contains both the international training standards set by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) as well as the company’s collective experience from 45 years of operations around the world.”Kal Tire said it is very fitting that the TIA recognised Tom Klinge in 2015 for his contributions and the impact he has had on the industry. The important training material he developed and provided to the TIA, remains a part of Kal Tire’s training portfolio. “Kal Tire will now be working with some of the best tyre people we’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with,” says Tom Klinge. “I know Kal Tire will embrace our team members and take care of them the same way we did.”“This is an important milestone for our organisation,” says Allan. “With Klinge, Kal Tire aligns itself with a trusted, service oriented company, well established with Australian mining customers. It provides us with that missing piece of a proven performer on customer sites. “We look forward to providing current Klinge customers with the same high standards they are used to, and introducing them to additional capabilities we can offer.”last_img read more

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournalie RTÉ Radio 1s short

first_img By Aoife Barry https://jrnl.ie/4501759 Image: Shutterstock/BrAt82 Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1’s short story competition is now open The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station. Share24 Tweet Email14 IF IT HAS long been an aim of yours to be a published writer, the only thing that you can do to make it happen is… write.A competition is the perfect way to focus your writing energy, and one of Ireland’s most prominent short story competitions is open for entries. The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition – inspired by former RTÉ broadcaster and writer Francis McManus – is back for 2019.Just like last year, the three winning stories will be featured on TheJournal.ie.The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story competition has been running for 33 years, and has long been considered an important launchpad for new and emerging writers.The competition for original short stories for radio was first established in 1986 in honour of McManus, who was a novelist and RTÉ Radio head of features. He had died in 1965. Séamus Hosey, a retired features and arts producer with RTÉ, produced the competition for over 20 years – the current producer is Sarah Binchy and broadcast coordinator is Carolyn Dempsey.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Hosey said that in MacManus’s capacity as the head of RTÉ features, he encouraged and brought on writers like Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. [Broadcasting those writers and their work] made it more accessible to people – it would have been the only medium through which the voices of writers would have been heard. Plus in an era before Arts Council grants, [artists] needed a few bob. That wasn’t the aim of the competition, but it wouldn’t have gone astray.Hosey also said that the competition can be a window to look in on Irish society: “Since 1986, the competition has mirrored the issues of the day. The foot-and-mouth disease, issues that were political, the border, coming of age stories, immigration, sexual violence, people living with depression…”Past winners include Claire Keegan, Molly McCloskey, Ivy Bannister, Anthony Glavin and Nuala O’Connor. The winning and shortlisted stories are produced and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 in a season of new writing, read by actors, who in recent years have included Peter Hanly, Emmet Kirwan, Cathy Belton, Ingrid Craigie, Denis Conway, Andrew Bennett, and Kathy-Rose O’Brien.This year, the full shortlist of 10 stories will be broadcast in the autumn, and will be available for download as podcasts. Plus, all three prizewinning stories will be available to read on TheJournal.ie following broadcast.Here are last year’s winners: Short URL Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 8:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/BrAt82 5 Comments 14,269 Views ‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land, by Claire Mulligan, which won third prize last year.The New Place, by Peter McNamara, which won second prize last year.Ashes, by Claire Zwaartmann, which won first prize last year. The competition is open for entries now; for details on how to enter, click here. Feb 19th 2019, 8:01 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Opinion Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder

first_img BRENTON TARRANT’S SHOOTING spree in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand was shocking for many reasons.Just one of the many horrific aspects of this mass murder was the fact that he live-streamed it. Tarrant knew that this video would be widely shared, it was easy for him to ensure that it would because he was a member of an infamous internet site called 8chan (or infinitychan) which hosted a forum for people to share “politically incorrect” views. So before the shooting spree, Tarrant posted a link of his live-stream to 8chan, knowing that the community of extremists would spread the video far and wide. The members of the forum applauded his actions with Nazi memes.Tarrant was able to count on this internet subculture to disseminate his racist murder campaign – but he was also able to rely on Google. Tech giants shirk responsibilityFor too long, the internet giant has been shirking its responsibilities.Alphabet is Google’s parent company and, as of last year, it was valued at $740 billion. Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Sub-Saharan Africa via a network of giant balloons.It has one of the most sophisticated algorithms imaginable.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10,235 Views Mar 20th 2019, 7:01 AM Short URL When the BBC contacted Facebook to query why the images were still published on the site, Facebook cancelled a planned interview with the broadcaster and instead reported the journalists involved to the police. “It is against the law for anyone to distribute images of child exploitation,” said Facebook, referring to the communication it  received from the BBC. Damian Collins MP, head of the Commons Media Committee, said that Facebook’s actions were “disturbing” and the move to involve the police on journalists highlighting that was “extraordinary”.The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said:Facebook’s failure to remove illegal content from its website is appalling. https://jrnl.ie/4549982 Drop the hammerThese tech sites mine our data and our privacy for billions of dollars and they have cash revenues rivalling many countries.It is time for governments around the world to look at introducing legislation that punishes those sites that continue to publish illegal content of a graphic nature, be it images of torture, murder or child abuse. Internet platforms are publishing this vile content and they have had years now, in which to get their house in order.It is time, in the words of Andy Parker, to “drop the hammer” on them.Diarmuid Pepper is a freelance journalist formerly a teacher of philosophy and religious studies  By Diarmuid Peppercenter_img Share48 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM Yet somehow, the global tech giant cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images. Google also owns YouTube and that site was awash with videos of Tarrant’s attack.Buzzfeed journalist Ryan Mac documented Google and Facebook’s response to the video. He found that it took YouTube more than two hours to take down a video he had reported after it was gaining a lot of traction online. Facebook also declined to comment on how long it took them to take down Tarrant’s live-stream. Reddit describes itself as “the front page of the internet”, but its only action in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting spree has been to ban internet groups called ‘r/watchpeopledie’ and ‘r/gore’, where users routinely uploaded videos and images showing real people being tortured and killed. Of course, Reddit has a user policy that prohibits sharing such images and videos but for years they have failed to close these popular forums because they drive traffic to the site, which in turn drives profits. Alison ParkerGiven the scale of the Christchurch mass murders it is likely that the victim’s families will be treated somewhat better than Alison Parker’s family has been treated by Google.Alison Parker was a journalist in the US who was conducting a routine interview when she and her cameraman were shot dead. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, was a former employee of the media company that Parker worked for. Flanagan filmed Parker’s final moments and posted them to social media sites. Alison Parker’s father, Andy Parker, has vowed to never watch the footage of his daughter’s final moments, but Google is making that difficult for the mourning dad. Andy Parker wants all search results that show his daughter’s death to be banned, but Google has told him that he needs to report the videos himself. Said Andy Parker:Imagine a human being, someone saying, ‘You have to watch a video of your daughter’s murder and tell us why we should take this down.’He is calling for Google and Facebook to be held accountable for their content in the same way that news platforms are. Parker is now rallying political support. He wants Congress in America to move to introduce legislation to force the internet platforms to regulate their content. Google profits from my daughter’s death and I won’t accept it. All Parker wants is for tech companies like Google and Facebook to be treated like any other publisher – but it is a call that Facebook has long resisted. Facebook are publishersForty-five percent of Americans get their news from Facebook but despite this, Facebook insists it is a ‘tech platform’, and not a publisher or media company.In the UK, Facebook has been exposed for its gross ineptitude as regards child abuse images. In 2017, the BBC reported 100 child abuse images to Facebook, but 82 of these images remained on the social media site after the reports. It’s a shocking indictment of Facebook that it took down less than a fifth of these images that were reported to them, but worse was to come.  39 Comments Diarmuid Pepper Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper. last_img read more

Joy Damousi shortlisted for Memory and Migration

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne academic and author Joy Damousi has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize for her book Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War – a chronicle of Greek immigration to Australia following World War II. Ms Damousi is Professor of History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.The shortlisting panel said her latest work “makes a vital contribution to re-energising the history of immigration in Australia, insisting on the multiple layers of politics in immigration and resettlement processes”. In the book, Damousi considers the enduring impact of war on family memory in the Greek diaspora. Focusing on Australia’s Greek immigrants in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, it explores the concept of remembrance within the larger context of migration – showing how intergenerational experience of war and trauma transcend both place and nation. Shedding new light on aspects of “forgotten memory and silence within families and communities”, Memory and Migration highlights the extent of the trauma arising from displacement, war and political struggle, and argues for the need for that trauma to be incorporated into understandings of contemporary Australia.The book, published by Cambridge University Press in 2015, has been acclaimed for the sensitive and profound analysis Damousi brings to oral histories and the testimonies of scores of migrants interviewed for her research, set against the backdrop of Australia’s immigration policies and community relationships. The Ernest Scott Prize is awarded to work based upon original research that makes a “distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand [and] the history of colonisation”.Damousi previously won the Ernest Scott Prize in 2005 for Freud in the Antipodes: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Australia. The winner of this year’s prize, worth $13,000, will be announced on 26 April.last_img read more

Battle Ground High School briefly placed on lockdown

first_imgBattle Ground High School went into modified lockdown Tuesday morning due to a report of someone carrying a weapon in the area.The Battle Ground Police Department received a report of a person walking down the street near Burgerville, 217 W. Main St., with what was described as an assault rifle, police spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti said. Officers responded, searched the area but didn’t find anyone, she said.The lockdown lasted for about 15 minutes, according to a Battle Ground Public Schools email sent to parents.The action was described as a precaution. The lockdown was lifted as soon as law enforcement told the high school the area was clear and it was OK to do so, according to the email.“All students are safe and the schools are continuing on their regular schedules,” the email said.A modified lockdown means students and staff are brought inside the building, and all exterior doors are locked. A full lockdown includes bringing students and staff into classrooms and locking the doors, covering windows and remaining quiet and out of sight, according to the school district’s emergency procedures.last_img read more

Government consults on taxefficient benefits

first_img“The way in which benefits are provided has also evolved, with a growing market for flexible benefit packages, often combined with salary sacrifice arrangements. This growth represents an increasing cost to the Exchequer and creates an uneven playing field between employees and employers which use such arrangements and benefit from the tax advantages, and those that don’t. We want employers to continue to offer benefits to their employees, but need to balance this with the interests of all taxpayers.” HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a consultation on limiting the range of benefits that attract relief on tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) when provided as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement or flexible benefits scheme.The consultation seeks to examine the potential impact on employers and staff should the government change the way the benefits code applies when a benefit in kind (BIK) is provided in conjunction with a salary sacrifice or flexible benefit scheme.The government proposes to change tax legislation so that BIKs offered through salary sacrifice or flexible benefits would be chargeable to income tax and Class 1A employer NICs.Employers would still be able to offer benefits through salary sacrifice arrangements, but they would not receive NIC or tax advantages in doing so.The scope of the consultation does not include employer pension contributions, employer-provided pension advice, employer-supported childcare benefits and the provision of workplace nurseries, as well as equipment provided under the cycle to work scheme.In the Budget 2016 documentation, the government stated that it was considering limiting the range of benefits that attract relief on tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) when offered via salary sacrifice arrangements. In the documentation it confirmed that pension contributions, childcare and health-related benefits, such as bikes for work, should retain tax and NIC relief when provided through salary sacrifice arrangements.The consultation opened on 10 August and will run until 19 October 2016.The government expects to make an announcement based on responses to the consultation during the Autumn Statement 2016. If any changes to policy are made, this will likely form part of the Finance Bill 2017.Jane Ellison MP, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “While the majority of employees are rewarded mainly with cash remuneration, the provision of benefits in kind is a long-standing component of reward packages. Such remuneration packages are now offered in many different forms, often including a mixture of cash and benefits in kind, such as pension contributions and company cars. Susan Ball, head of employers advisory services at Crowe Clark Whitehill, added: “It appears that the government is unwilling to be seen to remove a popular and valuable way of providing benefits to employees, and has chosen instead to limit any tax and NIC savings. Some exempt benefits provided via salary sacrifice such as life insurance or a mobile phone will now become taxable on employees.“Under these plans, employers will continue to have to pay the administration costs of the scheme, but will get no national insurance saving. Many employers will, therefore, be tempted to remove or reduce the salary sacrifice options available in future; they will have to balance this against the tensions this could cause with employees.”last_img read more

Driver crashes after going into diabetic coma

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman is lucky to be alive after she slipped into a diabetic coma behind the wheel.According to officials, the woman veered off the road in North Miami, Friday morning, after going into a coma. She drove into a warehouse garage door near Northeast 185th Street and Second Court.The driver was not seriously hurt. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Anchorage Youth Court celebrates 25th anniversary

first_imgThe Anchorage Youth Court is getting old.  It’s celebrating it’s 25th birthday this week. The organization has shrunk over the years. The court now hears about 1/3 of the cases it did a decade ago. But it’s goal is the same — to give young people a second chance. Download Audio:Fourteen-year-old Robert King doesn’t want to be a judge or a lawyer. But in 8th grade he had to take a law studies class.“I didn’t even really like the law before that. But I got stuck with that class. And then the first day of school I thought, hey this class is cool,” he recalled.Through the class King learned about the Anchorage Youth Court. If a juvenile is arrested for committing a crime, they can choose to go to a regular court or to be tried by other teenagers. Young people aged 12 to 18 serve as the attorneys and judges. They are trained to weigh different factors when hearing a case and choose a suitable sentence.King passed the Youth Court Bar Exam, and now he serves as an attorney. He says his role at the court impacts the defendant’s future.“We’re not like a place that we just send people and they get off lightly and just do some community work service hours. And then not have to have any record. This is serious. We’re giving you your one free chance of not having a conviction record.”The Youth Court only hears misdemeanor cases of people who have pled no contest. Most cases involve shoplifting or possession of marijuana.Retired youth court judge Sijo Smith, who is starting college this fall, says the clean record is important when applying for jobs and universities.“You know that little box that asks if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime? If they complete the sentence, they can check that no. Which is really helpful for them. Because most of the defendants we get, it’s like a one time mistake and they know that it’s wrong and they know that they won’t do it again. So it’s really nice that they get a second chance. Which they get by coming through Youth Court.”Smith explains that a panel of three judges hears the police report and arguments from both the prosecution and defense. They learn about the crime and about the defendant’s interests and history. She says all of that helps determine the sentence. They also factor in logistics, like if the person can drive. Then the judges explain their decision to the defendant and how the crime has affected the community.“People who are your own age telling you something often have a lot more impact than adults telling you something,” she said. “For me, especially, you know.”Youth Court Executive Director Rebecca Koford said the program has shrunk over the years. In the early 2000s they heard about 350 cases per year. Now, it’s down to 120, because juvenile crime rates have dropped by about half in Alaska. Koford said that’s partly because some big stores are no longer prosecuting juveniles. A 2012 Kids Count Alaska report said programs like the Youth Court can also take some credit.Koford said the program is effective because it emphasizes restorative justice and making the community whole.“You can’t undo a crime or a bad thing that’s happened, but you can take steps to try to make it right again,” she said. “So it’s about getting the defendant back on track. It’s about getting them to not get into trouble again, to be a contributing member of society, and to feel positively about their future community engagement.”But the defendants are not the only ones who benefit. Robert King said he’s gained confidence, public speaking skills, and motivation.“I’ve learned to become a better advocate in my community, about helping, and being a good person in the community.”Since the court opened, 3,000 young people have volunteered.last_img read more

Mukesh Ambanis ecommerce foray Shoppers hope for highvolt Diwali fireworks

first_imgREUTERS/Denis BalibouseOnline shopping enthusiasts are expecting unprecedented fireworks in the e-commerce space during this Diwali season with the proposed entry of the retail arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Industry sources say the elder Ambani sibling’s company has chosen to take on the global giants Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart during the Festival of Lights because 30 per cent of the country’s online spend takes place during this season.Industry observers expect RIL to replicate the model it adopted in the successful launch of Reliance Jio to disrupt the mobile telephony space three years back. The Navi Mumbai-based company launched its services in September 2016 with massive discounts and rapidly gained market share to become third in the number of subscribers by December 2018. The company cut into the market share of many rivals and observers say it has 23.82 per cent market share and is already nipping at the heels of Bharti Airtel, second in the number of subscribers, with about 30 per cent share. Vodafone Idea continues to top at 45 per cent. Reliance must be planning to disrupt the great festival bonanzas like the Big Billion Days and the Great Indian Diwali that Flipkart and Amazon offered during the festival seasons of the past years. The market expectation is that it would be big when RIL launches something and it would be disruptive of the market space.Media reports last year said Mukesh Ambani told last year’s RIL annual general meeting (AGM) that his company would integrate retail arm Reliance Retail’s physical marketplace with Reliance Jio’s digital infrastructure to evolve an e-commerce platform. Commuters use their mobile phones as they wait at a bus stop with an advertisement of Reliance Industries’ Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai, India July 10, 2017.REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeThe group has said it plans to generate half of its revenues from the consumer business over the next 10 years. Currently, 80 per cent of the group’s sales come from its traditional oil and gas business, according to a Mint report last year. “With Jio, we have built a digital connectivity platform of unparalleled capacity and a nation-wide reach,” the newspaper quoted Ambani as telling RIL shareholders “This has enabled Reliance to strategically reinvent itself as a Technology Platform Company.”Reliance Jio’s FTTH (fiber to the home) broadband services – Jio GigaFiber – for which registration began in 1,100 cities will act as the backbone for the company’s e-commerce model. The Jio GigaFiber connection comes with a set-top box for TV with voice-enabled command feature and a TV calling feature. The JioGigaFiber brings the market place to large screens powered by high-speed broadband. RIL expects to notch up 350 million customers covering 50 million Jio Giga Homes, according to Ambani. Reliance Jio was recently in the news over its stalled Rs 18,000-crore deal with younger Ambani sibling Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom) for acquiring telecom spectrum after Depart of Telecom (DoT) refused to give the nod over pending dues.last_img read more

Ultramar proposal for Cancun lagoon ferry service not viable say businessmen

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The Nichupté lagoon transport service proposed by ferry company Ultramar, is being met with some criticism as businesses say it is not a viable solution.Earlier this month, Ultramar announced their new ferry system which will consist of a shuttle service from Tajamar Malecon to kilometers 9 and 14 of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Aside from being faced with environmental opposition, the company is also facing critics who are calling it an “unclear” project.Santiago Carrillo Sánchez, general manager of Autocar, the urban collective transport service in downtown Cancun, refers to the Ultramar proposal as an “unclear” project that would only generate more congestion.He says that moving that many people would require a mass amount of public transport vehicles at the other end. Instead, he says that specialized lanes for use with longer buses such as a metrobus, would be more practical.He adds that both the current Cancun public transportation systems, Autocar and Turicun, could provide the service with longer, lighter buses. He says that next year, both companies may consider acquiring 360 units that would run on natural gas, running 50 percent less expensive than the current gasoline buses.Carrillo Sánchez explains that the initiative would coincide with the introduction of the gas pipeline from the Yucatan to Cancun and down into Playa del Carmen that is currently being analyzed.He says the main thing is to modify the infrastructure and carry out an adequate urban plan because without it, any solution regarding vehicles is impossible.“If we do not start to fix the infrastructure of the city you will not be able to change any transportation model, whatever you want, electric, trains, subway, trucks.“It’s necessary to look at the infrastructure of the city, the administration of the traffic lights and the times,” he added, referring to the recent Municipal Planning study.Despite reservations and environmental concerns, Ultramar says that they already have the permits, two specialized ferries and the intention to begin offering the lagoon ferry service within three months.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Radiologists Do Not Face Elevated Risk of Radiationrelated Mortality

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more 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 July 22, 2016 — Radiologists who graduated from medical school after 1940 do not face an increased risk of dying from radiation-related causes like cancer, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings point to the success of efforts to reduce occupational radiation doses over the past several decades.Studies of mortality among radiologists are important for evaluating radiation protection measures and understanding the long-term effects of protracted exposure to low-level radiation. Previous U.S. studies have been limited by smaller datasets and reflect only earlier time periods. In the United States, the last follow-up of radiologists ended in 1975, leaving a large gap in understanding the risks today.Study leader Amy Berrington de González, D.Phil., chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in Bethesda, Md., and her colleagues based the new study on records from the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile, a database established in 1906 that has grown to include current and historical data for more than 1.4 million physicians, residents and medical students in the United States.They compared cancer incidence and mortality rates between 43,763 radiologists and 64,990 psychiatrists who graduated from medical school between 1916 and 2006. Psychiatrists were chosen as a comparison group because they are unlikely to have had occupational radiation exposure.”There’s been a big change in practice over the past few decades, with more doctors performing fluoroscopically-guided procedures, making it more and more difficult to find a physician comparison group that did not have exposure to radiation,” noted Martha Linet, M.D., study co-author and senior investigator at the NCI Radiation Epidemiology Branch.Overall, male radiologists who graduated after 1940 had a better health profile than that of their psychiatrist colleagues. The death rate for radiologists from all causes was lower and there was no evidence of increased mortality from radiation-related causes such as cancer or cardiovascular disease.”Our most important finding is that radiologists have lower death rates from all causes of death combined, compared to psychiatrists, and had similar risks of cancer deaths overall,” Linet said.In contrast, radiologists who graduated before 1940 faced increased death rates from certain conditions, including acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, which are known to be related to occupational radiation exposure. In these earliest workers, there were also increased death rates from melanoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.The older radiologists also had a higher risk of cerebrovascular disease. Research in the last few years has found evidence that low to moderate doses of radiation may be associated with circulatory diseases and stroke.The reduced health risks for more recent radiology graduates are likely due to developments and improvements in radiation protection and monitoring, according to the researchers, along with improvements in equipment safety.”Most of the findings of increased risk were in the earlier radiologists,” Linet said. “We do feel there is evidence that decreases in dose in the United States and other countries seem to have paid off, reducing risks in recent graduates.”For more information: pubs.rsna.org/radiology FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more 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 | Radiation Dose Management | July 22, 2016 Radiologists Do Not Face Elevated Risk of Radiation-related Mortality Study comparing cancer, mortality rates of radiologists and psychiatrists finds lower incidences in first group, suggesting radiation protection improvements have been successful Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more

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first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Siemens Healthineers debuted GOKnee3D, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) application that drastically shortens the time required to perform comprehensive diagnostic exams of the knee from 20 minutes down to 10 minutes.Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website from the month of November, based on website analytics of the month’s 134,819 pageviews: 1. Siemens Healthineers Introduces GOKnee3D MR Application2. ITN RSNA FastPass (Listings of products displayed at RSNA 2017 by modality)3. Supplement: The Benefits of High-Field Open MRI4. Advances in Ultrasound Systems5. Key Radiology Technology Updates to Prepare for RSNA 20176. MRI-guided Radiation Therapy7. What Imaging Technology Vendors Plan to Display at RSNA 20178. Samsung Unveils Mobile CT OmniTom at RSNA 20179. VIDEO: Varian Highlights its Advances in Radiation Oncology10. MR-Guided Radiotherapy Prolongs Median Survival for Inoperable, Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer11. Expanding Applications for Computed Tomography12. TMIST Mammography Study Opens Enrollment13. WEBINAR: Innovation and Success in 3D-inspired Development of the Business and Clinical Practice14. The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology15. Carestream Shows DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System at RSNA Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more center_img Feature | December 05, 2017 Most Popular Radiology Content in November 2017 on ITN Several technologies displayed at RSNA 2017 make the top 15 list A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Top 5 Radiology Videos:1. MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain2. Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics3. Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology4. PerformanceBridge Practice: At-a-glance Insights Across Your Imaging Equipment5. VIDEO: AGFA HealthCare Previews the DR800 Digital Radiography System Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read morelast_img read more

Accor backs out of plans to buy stake in Air FranceKLM

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Accorhotels, Acquisitions, Air France, Statistics Accor backs out of plans to buy stake in Air France-KLM Thursday, July 26, 2018 PARIS — Accor SA, which operates Raffles, Sofitel and Mercure Hotels, has withdrawn its plans to acquire a minority stake in Air France-KLM.The hotel giant announced back in June that it was considering a strategic alliance with the airline group as a way to expand its range of travel services and better compete against online giants like Expedia and Booking.com. These plans included partnering with French and European investors to buy a 14.3% holding in Air France-KLM.However, due to the fact that required conditions for the acquisition haven’t been met, Accor has decided not to further pursue its plans.“AccorHotels remains convinced of the strong potential for value creation of strengthened ties between hoteliers and airlines. However, the group considers that conditions for taking a minority stake in Air France-KLM have not been met at this stage and has thus decided not to pursue further this opportunity,” the company said in a statement.The airline group has been searching for a new CEO ever since Jean-Marc Janaillac’s sudden departure in May, reports Reuters. In an internal memo seen by Reuters, Anne-Marie Couderc, interim chairman of Air France-KLM, accuses AccorHotels for complicating the search for a new chief executive.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckAccor announced its withdrawal amid news of a 4.2% increase in first-half operating profit. It forecasts a further rise in profits for the remainder of the year.center_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Passengers will soon notice the benefits that £7 m

first_imgPassengers will soon notice the benefits that £7 million worth of infrastructure improvements at London City Airport will bring, with the first phase of upgrades expected to be finished next month.Renovation works will see an enlarged passenger departure lounge, which will afford passengers with more space in addition to a great range of retail and catering offerings.In addition, the Docklands airport will see a larger security search area be created, with the development works having begun at the start of spring.London City Airport chief executive Richard Gooding said a “significant amount” of money is being invested into the terminal building’s infrastructure.”This investment will continue to uphold the Airport’s customer service quality,” he explained.All renovation works are taking place during nightly and weekend closures, meaning that passengers won’t experience any disruption.On Thursday (June 24th), Cityjet will commence cheap flights to Deauville, the popular French holiday town.Regarded as the UK’s leading business airport, London City accommodated flights to more than 30 destinations in the UK, Europe and the US. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMajor runway work to get underway at Ljubljana AirportThe final phase of major runway renovation work will see a number of flights to Ljubljana Airport temporarily suspendedImprovements to get underway at London City next yearLondon City will improve passengers’ experiences of the airport by providing additional space and comfortTwo awards presented to London City AirportLondon City recently welcomed the addition of new fleets of aircraft and flights to Europe and New York.last_img read more

Cyprus has high levels of sick leave

first_imgCyprus had the highest levels of paid sick leaves in 2015 across the EU, figures published by Eurostat revealed on Friday.According to the figures, the share of total social benefits spent on paid sick leave was 8.5 per cent in Cyprus, more than double the EU average, which stood at 3.6 per cent.Cyprus was followed by Germany and the Netherlands, both of which paid 6.1 per cent on paid sick leave benefits as a percentage of total social benefits.The lowest share of expenditure on paid sick leave was in Greece at 0.7 per cent. Italy, Portugal and Romania were close at 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 per cent, respectively.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more