Ryan Goslings got game Mapping the Canadian actors careful trajectory to Oscar

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In a segment for CBC News, a pre-teen Gosling gushes about the talent of the other child performers on the show and attributes his inclusion to “luck” — the beginnings of a modest public persona he would exhibit for years to come.1999: Young HerculesA tall and skinny 17-year-old Gosling might not have the brawn of the son of Zeus, but in this teen series, he gets to flex his leading-man muscles. Award-winning material it is not, but the series is highly publicized due to the 1990s craze for low-budget superhero fare (Xena: The Warrior Princess, Hercules). The series’ remarkably ambitious filming schedule is now studied in film production courses: four episodes were filmed at a time instead of one — a lesson in discipline and endurance for young Gosling. Facebook Advertisement 2004: The Notebook“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” Gosling flaps his arms like a bird for co-star Rachel McAdams in The Notebook and begets a flock of devoted female fans along the way. The box office success of the film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel is also helped by the explosive chemistry of Gosling and fellow Canadian McAdams.center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Canadian actor Ryan Gosling seems poised to join the ranks of Hollywood’s superstars with his Oscar-nominated role in La La Land and some highly anticipated, big budget films on the way.But the publicity-leery Gosling has forged a careful career path, built on unusual role choices and avoidance of overexposure. Here are eight seminal moments that made Gosling the (reluctant) movie star he is today:1993: The All New Mickey-Mouse ClubA 12-year-old, London, Ont.-born, Cornwall, Ont.-raised Ryan Gosling is cast in The All New Disney Mickey Mouse Club. The series, filmed in Florida, is short-lived but becomes famous in hindsight for churning out some of the biggest entertainers of a generation: Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Keri Russell. Advertisementlast_img read more

First Nations deserve revenues from resources Atleo

first_imgAPTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo has been talking about holding a meeting with the Crown for quite some time.And he got his wish Tuesday.But, was the outcome everything Atleo hoped for?APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson sat down with the national chief for an interview in Ottawa.last_img

Algerians Attack Miss Algeria 2019 over Color of Her Skin

Rabat – Khadidja Benhamou, a young woman from Adrar in southern Algeria, has experienced “racist” remarks after she won the title of “Miss Algeria 2019.” Benhamou won over 16 other finalists in the beauty pageant on Friday, January 4. When asked about the pageant’s selection criteria, Benhamou said that they were based on “benevolence, manners, education, intelligence, and humanitarian spirit.”Many Algerian commenters on Facebook and Twitter, however, criticized Benhamou’s appearance, mainly her skin color and the judges’ choice. Stop bullying her! She’s pretty and got the title! Deal with it.. #MissAlgeria #ملكة_جمال_الجزائر #خديجة_بن_حمو pic.twitter.com/5Y7C0JUNrc— Ranine Chaar (@RanineChaar) 6 January 2019“خديجة بن حمو” تتوج بلقب ملكة جمال الجزائر 2019 ..شاهدوا ماذا قالت بعد الاعلان عن تتويجها باللقب؟! pic.twitter.com/7fDF2AUDNl— EL BILAD – البلاد (@El_Bilade) 5 January 2019Other commenters condemned the criticism as racist behavior against the young woman, defending and admiring her unique “Saharan beauty.”One commenter wrote “[You all] can’t be making fun of her nose, hair and skin complexion and say it’s not racist.”Read Also: Iman Oubou Becomes First Moroccan Member of Miss Universe JuryAnother defended Benhamou, arguing that diversity is the essence of beauty. Benhamou is the first dark-skinned woman to win the Algerian beauty pageant.In an interview with Algerian media at the crowning ceremony, Benhamou said that she hopes to work on humanitarian and charitable projects.Benhamou will begin a mission to represent her country globally through humanitarian work. read more

Annan to visit Middle East to try to bolster parties compliance with

Mr. Annan will travel first to Brussels to attend Friday’s meeting of European foreign ministers to promote contributions of troops to the expanded UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), his spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York.The Secretary-General will then head to Lebanon and Israel to meet senior officials of both countries to encourage them to implement their commitments under Resolution 1701, adopted unanimously by the Council on 11 August to end the month-long conflict in the Middle East.That resolution calls for both sides to “support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution” to the conflict while respecting several principles, including ensuring that the area between the Blue Line and the Litani river in southern Lebanon is free of any armed personnel and weapons other than those of the Lebanese armed forces and UNIFIL.Mr. Dujarric said Mr. Annan will also visit the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan, and is likely to head to Syria and Iran as well, with the sequence of stops yet to be determined.Responding to a question from reporters, Mr. Dujarric said the issue of Israel’s sea blockade of Lebanon would be raised during Mr. Annan’s visit, adding that it is important that Lebanon be able to use its ports freely so that commercial activity and regular traffic can resume.In another development, the Secretary-General’s high-level delegation on the issue held talks today in Berlin with Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and other senior officials.Mr. Annan’s Special Political Adviser Vijay Nambiar and his Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen have already visited Israel and Lebanon during their trip. read more

Westermo supplies robust network solution for Czech coal mine

first_imgIn times of increasing digitisation of industrial processes, the importance of robust and reliable data communications is becoming more evident. The communication network is often critical to operations and failure to get data from A to B can have serious impact on production. Data networks supporting monitoring and control systems within mining applications require a special kind of robustness. Not only do the operating conditions include fluctuating temperatures, dust and dirt, but there is also constant vibration, which is extremely tough on network devices and cables. The sheer size of an open-pit mine makes it difficult to maintain a data network and the need to constantly move mining equipment puts a considerable stress on the network cables.At Vršany Lom, one of the largest mines in the Czech Republic, all of these challenges have been overcome with the implementation of robust industrial networking technology from Westermo. Vršany Lom is a brown coal surface quarry located in the North Bohemian coal basin near the town of Most. The site is mined by Vršanská uhelná a.s., which is a part of the Sev.en group, a major European mining company responsible for the largest coal reserves in the Czech Republic.Over the course of an eight-year period, Marek Hudský, chief technical engineer at Vršanská uhelná a.s., has strived to create the perfect monitoring and control system and supporting data communications network.“The communications network is my responsibility and something I have designed, built and improved over many years,” explains Marek. “The continuous improvements have made a massive impact to overall production. The average time to transport the coal from the mine to the collection site has been reduced from 25 minutes to less than four minutes. On an annual basis this adds up to an extra month’s worth of production.”“This significant improvement has been achieved by reducing network downtime, which previously was very common and required many hours of maintenance. Today, interruptions to production due to network issues are rare.”The Vršany Lom open-pit quarry covers an enormous area and mining takes place at several locations simultaneously. The coal is extracted using large bucket wheel excavators and loaded onto kilometer long conveyor belts that transport it to the collection site. Some sections of the conveyors are permanently positioned, whilst others are moved as the digging location changes.The entire network is now running entirely on Westermo WeOS-powered devices, consisting of 60 Westermo Lynx switches and 40 Wolverine Ethernet extenders. The data communication equipment and cabling are installed along the conveyor belts. This connects several hundred sensors that provide critical operational data to the central SCADA system, which helps to ensure safe and effective mining. Fibre optic cables are located inside the permanent conveyors, with the Lynx switches installed in substations at set points along the conveyor belts. The fibre network is configured in a ring topology with Westermo’s FRNT super-fast ring reconfiguration protocol providing network reconfiguration times of less than 20 ms.“The fibre network works flawlessly. The switches and cables have been in operation for quite a while now and have required very little maintenance,” explains Marek. “The real challenge is the data communication closer to the actual mining. This is where operating conditions are really tough due to continuous vibration and electromagnetic interference from the machines. Also, because the equipment needs to be constantly moved this exposes the cabling to constant wear and tear.”“We have been familiar with Westermo technology since the days of short haul modems,” said Marek. “We knew they produced high quality products and when first introduced to the Wolverine Ethernet Extender we were immediately interested. At that point we were using a custom-made communication device, which was not really suitable for a tough mining environment. It caused regular network downtime, maintenance and production standstills, which was a completely unsustainable situation.”“The first thing that appealed to me about the Wolverine was that was able to provide reliable data communication over regular twisted pair copper cables,” said Marek. “We use copper cables because they can withstand a lot more abuse than fibre before failing, however, when the digging location changes cabling is often bent, cut and sliced, which can reduce the quality of signal. . Despite this we are still able to achieve reliable data communication thanks to the Wolverine device which enables reliable communication even if the copper cabling is not in pristine condition. Secondly, the device had the robust characteristics that are needed to operate reliably in this type of environment. Finally, the Wolverine offered a lot of functionality, such as super-fast ring reconfiguration, LLDP and SNMP that enabled both a very technically advanced and very robust network solution.”“It has been quite a long process of continued improvement to get to where we are right now with the network in terms of functionality and reliability. Last year, I replaced the remaining legacy devices. We are now running the network entirely using Westermo WeOS-powered products and I am very pleased with the overall performance,” said Marek.“We have always looked for that next improvement that will further strengthen the resilience of the monitoring and control system. By selecting Westermo products and utilising the WeOS operating system to its full capacity, Vršanská uhelná will now see many years of robust and trouble-free data communications.”last_img read more

Google Glass XE10 update to finally open the door to Glassware apps

first_imgGoogle Glass is about to get one of its biggest updates yet. That’s right, Glass is finally getting the long-awaited ability for users to install third party apps.Google’s wearable computer has improved dramatically since we first started writing about it on here at Geek.com. As promised, every month the Glass developer team has delivered updates to the platform. Each of those updates has not only brought new features, but also improved the usability of the device.Battery life has been extended, camera quality has been improved, and connection stability with smartphones has stabilized, all marking points of focus for the Glass team’s efforts. The project has clearly used their 10,000+ bed of beta users well, and improved their product dramatically in the process. This next update, which will be XE10 on Explorer Edition headsets, will be the most significant update yet for both developers and users. Glassware is finally landing.In true Google fashion, developers have been making the trek to Mountain View, signing NDAs, and been given space in the Googleplex to work with the Glass team so that their newly built Glassware apps will be available at launch.Multiple sources have now confirmed to Geek.com that the update offers developers access to the sensors in Glass for use in motion tracking and development. Developers will also be able to create their own voice commands through Glassware, giving the user the ability to launch the app from the “OK Glass” menu if they so choose.Google has typically released the Glass update within the first half of each month, and it is looking like October will be no exception. The update will include a launch announcement from Google in which the app developers they have been working with will also be able to announce their apps for the platform.As it was explained at Google I/O this past year, Glassware isn’t meant to replace the existing Mirror APIs for most developers. Glassware gives developers who absolutely need it, like video game developers who are already building Glass apps that you can sideload, access to the proper tools for the best experience.Month by month, Google brings Glass one step closer to being a viable platform that will make sense to average users, and bring wearable computing further into the mainstream.last_img read more

Statehired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over

first_img By Darragh McDonagh Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share160 Tweet Email5 33,490 Views Friday 6 Sep 2019, 6:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/4797341 Short URL Sep 6th 2019, 6:30 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie State-hired vet shot more than 150 deer in Cork wildlife park over last four years The marksman was paid on a ‘keep-what-you-kill basis’. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie 54 Comments THE OFFICE OF Public Works (OPW) hired a marksman to shoot and kill more than 150 farmed deer at Doneraile Park in Co Cork, one of the country’s most-visited tourist attractions.The deer, which are kept in wild enclosures on the 400-acre estate, were shot over the course of five culls carried out in the past four years. A total of 144 deer were left in the herd at the end of 2018.The state agency’s practice of shooting animals as a means of population control caused controversy earlier this year after it emerged that 263 deer had been shot in Phoenix Park over a three-year period.The carcasses of those animals were sold to meat suppliers by the OPW for a total of €22,756. The matter was raised in the Dáil and attracted criticism last January and February.Records released under the Freedom of Information Act have now revealed that a marksman was also hired by the agency to shoot deer at Doneraile Park near Mallow, which attracts nearly 500,000 visitors annually.The animals were shot by a Dublin-based veterinarian on a keep-what-you-kill basis: he received just €340 over the four years, but was entitled to retain the carcasses of the culled deer in lieu of payment.Carcasses from culls in Phoenix Park were sold by the OPW for an average of €96 per animal in 2016 and 2017.A total of 151 deer were shot at Doneraile Park during five culls since 2015, killing 98 sika deer and 53 fallow deer. The sex of the animals that were culled were not recorded.Nine deer died of natural causes during the same period, according to OPW. There were 144 animals remaining in the herd at the end of last year – 60 sika, 31 fallow and 53 red deer.Last weekend, it was reported that the minister with responsibility for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, was committed to finding a “gentler” method of population control. His office did not respond to a request for comment.A spokesperson for the National Animal Rights Association (NARA), who met with OPW officials in April to discuss possible alternatives to culling, said they were “appalled” that the practice was also in place at Doneraile Park.“We are appalled to learn of yet another unnecessary deer culling going on in this country,” she said.“We are absolutely delighted to hear that Minister Moran is taking the issue seriously and seeking alternatives… Ireland is changing for the better, and thankfully the public will no longer tolerate the horrendous slaughter of these animals just because the OPW find killing deer their preferred choice of population control.”Doneraile Park is one of Ireland’s most-visited free-entry tourist attractions, surpassing the National Museum of Ireland and Fota Wildlife Park in terms of visitor numbers.The property was home to Sir William St Leger, lord deputy of Munster in 1692. It remained in the St Leger family for 13 generations until it was sold to the state in 1969.The OPW did not respond to queries regarding the culls.last_img read more

53 of employers cannot afford nonperformancerelated benefits

first_imgMore than half (53%) of employer respondents cannot afford to provide non-performance-related benefits because their organisation does not have sufficient budget, according to research by One4all Rewards.Its survey of 1,024 UK employees and 476 UK employers also found that 10% of employer respondents are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits. Trivial benefits are defined as those where: the cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 (or the average cost per employee if a benefit is provided to a group of employees and it is impracticable to work out the exact cost per person); the benefit is not cash or a cash voucher; the employee is not entitled to the benefit as part of any contractual obligation, including under salary sacrifice arrangements; and the benefit is not provided in recognition of particular services performed by the employee as part of their employment duties.The research also found:83% of employer respondents want to give regular bonuses and rewards to their employees in order to boost morale, motivation and loyalty.22% of employer respondents are aware of the tax relief available on trivial benefits, and 11% are planning to make use of them before the end of the current tax year.48% of employee respondents believe that receiving trivial benefits would improve their morale, 35% say it would make them feel more loyal to the organisation, and 31% think receiving these benefits would motivate them to work harder.62% of employee respondents feel that a gift voucher or card which allows them to choose their own reward would have the biggest impact on their attitude towards work.47% of employee respondents say that they would appreciate a bonus or reward which is not linked to their performance at Christmas, 32% would like to receive a bonus after a particularly busy period at work, and 26% would like to be given a bonus or reward on their birthday.Alan Smith (pictured), UK managing director at One4All Rewards, said: “There is lots of potential for British businesses to offer non-performance related benefits to their staff under the latest [HM Revenue and Customs] changes to the workplace benefits rule.“The changes to the workplace benefits rule have been introduced to help businesses similar to those we surveyed, which have limited budgets to reward their employees. We can see from the research that only a small proportion of businesses are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits, however, 11% of UK bosses are intending to make use of the tax exemption before the end of their tax year.“As Christmas was highlighted as the top season [employees] would like to receive a benefit, now is the perfect time for business leaders to consider making the most of the tax exemptions on non-performance-related trivial benefits.”last_img read more

Baby giraffe makes debut at Zoo Miami

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A baby giraffe has made its debut at Zoo Miami in Southwest Miami-Dade.The female calf, born last week at the zoo, walked out into its exhibit alongside its mother and fellow giraffes for the first time, Friday.The newborn was being held inside a holding area, so it could have time to bond with its mother and slowly get introduced to the rest of the herd.The giraffe does not have a name yet, but the little one is already a huge hit.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The end of the year is near, even if the news cycle doesn’t seem to have noticed. GoFundMe returned more than $400,000 after learning one of the site’s campaigns was a scam. Fortnite, the shoot-’em-up video game, is reportedly set to turn a cool $3 billion in profit this year. And Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized for unwittingly funding an Alabama disinformation campaign. If you missed any of the action, now’s your chance to catch up. And don’t worry… there’ll be plenty more in 2019. You thought the net neutrality fight was over? Think againTime’s run out to restore the rules using a legislative loophole. The fight, however, is far from over. Sarah Tew/CNET From NASA to SpaceX, 2018 was a great year for space news The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket headlined a year of marvelous space milestones. deyhrbkvqaau6kd Virgin Galactic Here’s why Cher’s was the must-follow Twitter account of the yearThe global superstar is the antithesis of all the wrong types of tweeters. "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals Samir Hussein/Getty Images From iPhone XR to Galaxy S9, we just had the best year for phones ever Phones were fast, powerful and brimming with exciting features. The 2019 crop will likely be better. i-phone-xs-i-phone-xs-max-1 Angela Lang/CNET Facebook Watch may have been the best part of the social network’s bad year But it wasn’t that great. Jessica Miglio Jessica Miglio Google employees found voice in protest this yearYou’ll likely hear more. Google Walkout Me Too Protest James Martin/CNET Google Home’s 2018 in reviewOwning the smart home. google-home-hub-9 Chris Monroe/CNET Fighting fake news on social media is going to get harderThe shift to messaging and ephemeral content will prove challenging. FRANCE-INTERNET-COMPANY-STOCKS-FACEBOOK Joel Saget / AFP/Getty Images The best cars we drove in 2018You’ll want to drive ’em all. 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Steven Ewing/Roadshow ‘Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. Infowars and Silicon Valley: Everything you need to know about the tech industry’s free speech debate. Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice NASA Facebook Google Instagram Porsche Snapchat SpaceX Tesla Twitter Volkswagen Apple WhatsApp See All Apple reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Tech Industry Post a commentlast_img read more

How young entrepreneurs like Chintan Padmani are disrupting digital marketing landscape

first_imgFor this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves.Over the past decade, the start-up ecosystem in India has brimmed with young minds with the country having entrepreneurs at a median age of around 30 years. For this millennial generation, age is truly no bar in order to break the stereotypes and carve out a unique niche for themselves. One such of a small town mind caught our attention, who has been talk of the town on social media lately. A young entrepreneur named Chintan Padmani broke the odds and has made it big in the digital marketing space. Chintan started his journey to the top with literally no connection and empty pockets. Currently, he is one of the most famous names in the digital marketing field in the country, that too at the young age of 20.Having left his hometown Ahmedabad at a very young age to pursue his career in the digital marketing field, Subhani from the beginning had expertise in content creation and a better understanding of the marketing landscape which helped him in achieving big.Currently, he is a popular name in the digital marketing industry, all thanks to his amazing work at one of the firms based out of Mumbai.Soon after kicking off his professional career in Mumbai, Chintan took up the job to work for an ad campaign of Ahmedabad tourism. After proving his worth in the market, Chintan went ahead to designed the promotional campaign for several super hits song like Tera Ghanta and Dilbar Dilbar.Now, Chintan Padmani is started his own company called Cyberstrek Technologies making him one of the most successful youngest entrepreneurs in India that too at the age of 20. With the way his career is growing, he will be a force to reckon with in coming years.Inspiring entrepreneurs like Chintan Padmani are indeed changing the game for their generation and taking Indian start-up and digital ecosystem to the next level, altogether. These new age young entrepreneurs, every now and then, proved themselves with their out of box thinking, leadership skills and distinctive execution styles.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

BNP announces 2day demo

first_imgPhoto: Prothom AloBNP on Wednesday announced a two-day countrywide programme, including demonstrations and black-flag processions, protesting the verdict in the 21 August grenade attack cases that convicted a number of party leaders, including Tarique Rahman.BNP’s different associate bodies will stage demonstrations and form human chains for five days in the next week, news agency UNB reports.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.As part of the programmes, BNP will demonstrate in all cities and district towns on Thursday.The party will also take out black-flag processions in all cities and district towns on Tuesday.Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal and Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal will stage demonstrations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively.Besides, Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal and Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal will from human chains across the country on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.Earlier in the day, a speedy trial tribunal sentenced 19 people, including state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and former deputy minister for education Abdus Salam Pintu, to death while 19 others, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in two cases filed over the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.last_img read more

Third Texas Prison Evacuated Due To Flooding

first_imgEvacuation underway at TDCJ prison at Rosharon because of flooding. pic.twitter.com/EYZVPILqUJ— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 3, 2016A third Texas prison near the Brazos River in southeast Texas is being evacuated because of flooding.The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday began moving about 1,700 inmates from the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston. They’re being placed on buses for transfer to other prisons in East Texas that have room.Some 2,600 inmates at two nearby prisons in Brazoria County, the Terrell and Stringfellow Units, were moved out Sunday.Agency spokesman Jason Clark says additional food and water has been delivered to the prisons receiving the displaced inmates. Sharelast_img

District Launches Reading Program For Kids

first_imgCouncilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) joined D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan Feb. 4 to announce the official launch of the city’s “Books From Birth” early childhood literacy program.The program was unveiled at the Children’s National Medical Center in Northeast D.C. “Books from Birth” is designed to foster early language skills and a love for literacy that follows children into adulthood. Calling books the direct building blocks for learning, Allen, who spearheaded the bill for the program, more than a year ago, said the District is trying to close the shortcomings of literacy among school age children.“This marks an important step forward for early childhood literacy in the District,” Allen said.  “Our support for ‘Books from Birth’ shows we are serious about confronting the District’s literacy and achievement gaps at their starting point, well before those gaps show up in the classroom.”The Books from Birth program will mail a book to each child in the District every month from birth through age five, while also working to connect families with the full range of D.C. Public Library resources and educational information, including adult literacy assistance and the library’s Sing, Talk, & Read early literacy program.Two parents on hand for the kickoff, Aisha Melvin and Serita Govan were excited to find the city taking an active role in the literacy of its youngest residents.  For Melvin, who works two full-time jobs, finding time to go to the library with twin toddlers to pick up books is near to impossible, she said. “My husband works nights and weekends and even though the children love books, we are often too exhausted to make reading all that it should be,” Melvin told the AFRO. “Having the books come directly to the house was a stroke of genius because this one small gesture will ensure they have what they need.”Mayor Bowser said the initiative helps to support her “Pathways to the Middle Class” agenda by encouraging early literacy and engagement. “Parents that use books and who sing, talk and read with infants play a crucial role in giving their children a strong education foundation,” she said at the event. “I encourage parents and caregivers to sign their children up for the ‘Books from Birth’ program and jumpstart the development process for their children.”Books from Birth” works with famed country singer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to close achievement gaps caused poor literacy. “So many of the successful people in the world talk about the one book that changed their lives, gave them perspective, or encouraged them to do better,” Govan told the AFRO. “If you can imagine how powerful the written word is and life-altering it can be, not having access to books is like cutting off access to the world from your children.”Families may sign up online by visiting dclibrary.org/booksfrombirthlast_img read more

Lets Talk About Sex Biem Encourages Sexual Health Transparency

first_img UK Man Suffering ‘Worst-Ever’ Case of Super-GonorrhoeaReal Good You Guys: Nerdcore Hip-Hop Nothing kills the mood like asking your partner if they’ve been tested.But since you’re already swiping right, why not open biem: a new app that makes it easy to get tested for STDs and chat directly with a sexual healthcare professional.More than half of all people will have a sexually transmitted disease at some point, according to the American Sexual Health Association.And while most folks aren’t shy about publicizing a cold, flu, or the mumps, the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections is often enough to keep people from getting tested and disclosing their status.Enter biem (pronounced “beam”)—break in case of emergency—a digital healthcare platform on a mission to encourage sexual health transparency: “The idea that people should be open and honest about their sexual health, without fear of judgement.”To get started, download the free iOS app, sign up for an account, and answer some basic questions. Then you’ll be prompted to schedule a video visit with a sexual health care provider—a $45 service (during which you probably won’t have to flash your pixelated private parts).For the final step, users can choose to have a technician take samples in the comfort of your own home (another $45, billable to your insurance) or visit a nearby lab. Once processed, results will be delivered to the app in two to three days; it’s entirely up to you whether to share those details with friends, family, and hookups.Multiple biem users can digitally connect to receive notifications if one or more of their partners tests positive for any sexually transmitted disease in the next six months.“With the rise of new online dating apps, there is much concern about the possible rise of STDs,” the New York City-based startup wrote in a blog post.“With biem, users can be more proactive by getting tested, showing results, and being notified about potential STDs,” the company continued. “Now you have proof in your pocket.” Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Related Content News | February 18, 2009 ContextVision Receives Quality Management System Certification from ISO News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. February 18, 2009 – ContextVision said today it has gained ISO 13485:2003 certification as recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), reportedly the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for a quality management system. To gain certification, an organization must demonstrate the ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices. The primary objective of ISO 13485:2003 is to facilitate harmonized medical device regulatory requirements for quality management systems. For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more last_img read more

Haiku the open source BeOS clone to release in beta after 17

first_imgThe Haiku OS project initially launched in August 2001, then named as “OpenBeOS”, is nearing a beta release expected later this month. It’s been over 17 years since the project launched, and more than 18 years since the last release of the operating system- BeOS that inspired it. BeOs launched in 1995 by Be Inc, almost became the operating system for Apple’s hardware. However, the negotiations between Be Inc and Apple turned into nothing and the iPhone giant decided in favour of NeXT. Used primarily in the area of multimedia by software developers and users, BeOS had an impressive user interface, pre-emptive multitasking, symmetric multiprocessing and a 64-bit journaling file system. Cloning BeOS, Haiku’s boot performance is very good. The Haiku user interface is modeled entirely after BeOS, acquiring its signature variable-width title bars and spatial file management. Be Inc was shuttered in 2001. Although BeOS is dead- Haiku is very much alive, with around 50 people contributing to a patch every year. The biggest challenge that Haiku faces is the length of time between its releases. The most recent release, Haiku R1 Alpha 4.1, dates back to November 2012. In response to the considerable amount of time taken for this release, Haiku developer Adrien Destugues asserts that they needed to figure out various details regarding the project. From how to get the process back on track, to figuring out the buildbot setup, how to distribute the release to mirrors, where to get CDs pressed , and how to ship these to users who want to buy them. While the expected release date is somewhere towards the end of this month, Destugues is also open to delaying the release for another month or so in order to ship a quality product.  However, he confirms that, beginning with the first beta, there will be more frequent releases and continuous updates via the OS’s package manager. Why Should Haiku users stick around? Right after the first release of Haiku, the development team released a poll with a list of features, for which developers and users would vote to decide if they were ‘R1’ or ‘not R1’ Along with fixing a lot of bugs encountered in the previous version, users can now look forward to new features, including- Support for Wi-Fi A modern web browser with CSS and HTML5 support Improvements to the APIs which include support for system notifications, applications localisation, easier controls in the GUI, ‘stack and tile’ window management ‘Launch daemon’ in charge of starting and monitoring system services 64-bit CPU support, support for more than eight CPU cores USB3 and SATA support Support for more than 1GB of RAM Haiku now includes Package manager. All of these features will help the 200 odd users to run Haiku on a modern machine. The Haiku OS is famous among its users for its ease of use, responsiveness, and overall coherence. HaikuPorts and HaikuArchives currently include a range of software that can be used with the OS- including small 2D games, porting tools for embedded systems and the occasional Python library needed. Haiku has also made it possible to achieve porting Qt, LibreOffice, or other large applications over from the Linux world. While working with Haiku, developers often encounter system bugs in the process. This means if one is developing an application and is faced with resolving a bug, sooner or later they will be fixing the OS as well. Naturally, there are some viewers who are apprehensive of the timeline committed by Haiku, as they have waited long enough for the release. Source: Reddit After a span of 17 years, it would be interesting to see the number of Haiku users that have stuck around for the Beta release. Head over to computerworld for deeper insights on this project. Read Next Sugar operating system: A new OS to enhance GPU acceleration security in web apps cstar: Spotify’s Cassandra orchestration tool is now open source! Storj Labs’ Open Source Partner Program generates revenue opportunities for open source companieslast_img read more

Sunwing Travel Group makes the FP500 list

first_img Monday, August 14, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — The Sunwing Travel Group has been included on Financial Post’s ranking of Canada’s top 500 earning corporations for the first time.The FP500 is an annual listing of the 500 largest corporations in Canada based on revenues from the previous year. Research and rankings are collected and distributed by FPInfomart, a division of CanWest Digital Media.“We’re very pleased to have been included in this year’s listing,” said Stephen Hunter, President and CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “The Sunwing Travel Group has experienced significant growth across our lines of business in a highly competitive industry, and we attribute much of that success to the dedication of our employees, the support of our travel retail partners, and the innovation and value we’ve created through vertical integration.”Employing over 17,000 people internationally, the Sunwing Travel Group is North America’s largest vertically-integrated travel business and has been recognized on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies for the last 13 years consecutively, said Hunter.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongEarlier this year Sunwing Travel Group was also included on Forbes’ ranking of Canada’s 300 Best Employers, an accolade determined through anonymous surveys submitted by employees. Sunwing Travel Group makes the FP500 listlast_img read more

US President Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race.Seven years ago, a youthful President Obama’s first address to the U.S. Congress surprised some with gloomy talk of shaken confidence, a weakened economy and uncertain times ahead. His farewell State of the Union address may surprise for its optimism.Senior White House officials promise an unorthodox speech. Obama will ditch the traditional hour-long laundry list of the year’s legislative priorities and instead look beyond his presidency.For a president who has leaned heavily — critics say too heavily — on dazzling rhetorical skills to push his agenda, it will be one of the last chances to define his presidency before a national audience.Around 30 million viewers are expected to watch live, an audience that may only be matched during the Democratic nominating convention later this year, when he passes the torch to the next presidential hopeful.To reach the broadest audience, Obama’s aides will amplify his message across print, television and innovative digital platforms like Medium and Genius.Obama will list his administration’s achievements, from health care reform to gay rights to a nuclear deal with Iran to a pending trans-Pacific trade deal.But he will also stress the distance traveled since the throes of the Great Recession and speak to a present he will portray as rich in promise.“It’s about the power of possibility,” said a senior White House official. “It’s looking beyond his time in office,” in an attempt to “elevate the country.”The speech, under construction since the autumn, will also challenge U.S. listeners to address unfinished business, from dealing with racial tensions to gun violence to drug abuse. White House officials admit it is a risky strategy. For a president with a year left in the Oval Office, misjudging the nation’s mood could make him look cripplingly out of touch.The political backdrop is a shrill and hyper-partisan 2016 election campaign that has tapped into fears about terrorism, as well as middle-class malaise spurred by a lost decade of wage growth.Obama is unlikely to dwell on the 2016 election race directly, but in embracing optimism, the White House hopes to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans.“We think that there is a lot of noise coming from one party,” said one aide,  insisting the negativity of the campaign trail does not represent the broader nation.If Obama manages to kindle a sense of optimism, supporters hope it could help define a political epoch, much as Lyndon Johnson did when declaring a “war on poverty” or when John F. Kennedy announced the moonshot. U.S. President Barack Obama is applauded by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the conclusion of his first State of the Union address on Jan. 27, 2010 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFPA hostile CongressObama has long thought of his presidency in such historic terms. But the broad sweep of his speech is also born of necessity. He faces a hostile Republican Congress, united only in its disdain for him and his agenda.Obama can expect some bipartisan support for a call to enact criminal justice reform, but efforts to close the notorious prison at Guantanamo Bay or improve ties with Cuba will require unilateral executive action.He will rely on symbolism and the bully pulpit to press for tighter gun-control laws, which Republicans fiercely oppose.The White House says one seat in the first lady’s guest box will be left vacant for “victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice – because they need the rest of us to speak for them.”Republican criticism is likely to focus on Obama’s handling of foreign policy, in particular the rise of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.Offering a preview of the Republican response, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan accused Obama of “doubling down on the same failed foreign policies that have made the world a more dangerous place.”“The president of the United States should be an optimist,” said Danielle Pletka of the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “Don’t slam him for wanting great things for our country.”“Slam him for not talking about how the last seven years have seen an almost unprecedented decline not simply in our nation’s security, but in our ability to combat enemies near and far.” Facebook Comments Related posts:10 key quotes from Obama’s final State of the Union speech President Obama’s speech was a wholesale rejection of Trump’s worldview State of the Union is Obama’s bid to persuade his constituents of progress Obama’s brutal assessment of the rise of Donald Trumplast_img read more

Tourist safety in Vietnams famed bay questioned

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   “I love this country, but I am worried about safety,” Chai said in a telephone interview Friday from Halong Bay. “The government should be responsible for this.”Each day, up to 10,000 tourists from around the world sail Halong Bay, a UNESCO heritage site three hours east of the capital, Hanoi. For many, it’s the highlight of their trip to this scenic Southeast Asian country. But at least four deadly accidents over the last 10 years and many more alarming safety incidents recounted on travelers’ blogs have led to allegations that tour companies are cutting corners.The hundreds of boats that sail the bay are of varying quality, from luxury wooden junks to much more basic vessels.At the bottom end of the market, two-day tours can be booked for as little $80 in some travel agencies in Hanoi’s tourist-clogged Old Quarter.The Taiwanese tourists had booked their cruise with one of the more expensive and well-regarded companies, Halong Paradise Cruises.The company declined to comment for this article, saying it was too busy looking after the families of the victims.Authorities say they are investigating Wednesday’s incident and will charge the boat’s captain. Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressHANOI, Vietnam (AP) – HANOI, Vietnam (AP) _ By the time Michael Chai spotted the other boat bearing down on his craft, it was too late to shout a warning to the captain, and the vessels collided. Within a few seconds, he and 17 other Taiwanese tourists were plunged into Vietnam’s Halong Bay, without life jackets, fighting to survive.Five people in the party of tourists drowned in Wednesday’s accident, trapped under the hull of their capsized boat, raising fresh questions over safety standards in one of Vietnam’s most visited attractions. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Last year, 12 people from nine nations died when their boat sank in Halong Bay early in the morning as those on board slept. The captain of the boat was sentenced to 10 years in jail, the chief engineer to eight. An investigation into the accident found that crew had forgotten to close a valve that allowed the vessel to take on water after a pipe in the engine’s cooling system broke.In Wednesday’s accident, Chai said the holidaymakers were returning to their cruise boat on a smaller, “shuttle” vessel after touring a cave in the bay. The tour guide was joking with them and there was no sign of danger when the shuttle craft was struck by a larger tourist boat operated by another company.“I was the first person to see the boat coming, but it was too late, it was right next to me already,” Chai said. “The boat sank in less than five seconds.”Chai said that people were trying to save themselves in the water, but that one of the strongest swimmers in the group _ a former Taiwanese navy officer _ had been knocked unconscious in the accident and couldn’t help.Chai said there were no life jackets on the shuttle boat.“There should have been better safety procedures. On the big boat and our boat, there were no medical or emergency supplies,” he said. “How can you run a company like this?” Parents, stop beating yourself up Luong Dinh Long, a tour operator in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, said he feared the accident would drive away tourists.Long said that after last year’s deadly accident, the authorities tightened safety measures that included a requirement that new boats be made of metal, not wood.“I’m surprised that this accident happened to a luxury cruise company,” he said. “These accidents have a big impact on the Vietnamese tourist industry.”Last year, some 6 million tourists visited Vietnam, 360,000 of them from Taiwan. Tourism is a vital industry in the developing country, providing foreign currency and jobs to many thousands. In Taiwan, the government issued a notice to tour agents to try and ensure the safety of the boats on the packages they sell. The impact of the accident in Taiwan was felt harder because three Taiwanese tourists also died Wednesday in a boating accident in the Philippines.Canadian tourist Deb Haugh said she was planning to visit Halong Bay from Hanoi, but wouldn’t stay the night.“We will go on a day trip, wear our life jackets and hope for the best,” she said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more