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first_imgThe police officer as well as two of the four pedestrians injured in the violent attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night have been released from hospital, according to tweets by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.The tweets identified the injured officer as Const. Mike Chernyk.I’m also glad that two people hurt last night have been released, and I wish the other two still in hospital a speedy recovery. #yegstrong— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) October 1, 2017Police say terrorism charges are pending against a suspect arrested after the attacks that saw the police officer stabbed and several pedestrians run down by a truck.Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht did not release the 30-year-old suspect’s name, but said that five charges of attempted murder are also expected to be filed.RCMP assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand says the suspect has been on the radar of authorities since 2015 when a complaint was filed suggesting he may have been radicalized.Degrand says the suspect is a Somali national who was in the process of making a refugee claim in Canada.The chaos began outside the Edmonton Eskimos football game Saturday night when police say a car rammed a traffic barricade and an officer was stabbed.A few hours later, police chased a U-Haul cube van through the city and four pedestrians were injured.It ended when the van rolled near a downtown hotel and the suspect was arrested.Earlier on Sunday, police said they think the suspect acted alone. But police chief Rod Knecht stressed that the investigation is in its early stages and authorities haven’t ruled out others might have been involved.An Islamic State militants flag was seized as evidence, he said.The injured police officer was taken to hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. Four people were injured by the van, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he was deeply concerned and outraged at what he called a “terrorist attack.”“Our thoughts are with those injured, their family and friends, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence,” Trudeau said in a statement, in which he also thanked first responders and law enforcement.“While the investigation continues, early reports indicate that this is another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against.“We cannot – and will not – let violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canada’s strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear.”Statement from Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau on the terror attack in Edmonton #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Dd06vAexdH— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) October 1, 2017Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says at this time, the National Terrorism Threat Level for Canada remains at ‘medium’ where it has stood since the fall of 2014.Edmonton’s mayor Don Iveson said the violent attacks were the work of a “lone wolf.”“To the best of our knowledge, this was a lone wolf attack,” he said as he urged calm. “It is vital now that we not succumb to hatred, that we not be intimidated by violence and that we respond with the loving strength of this whole community … We will not be divided.“Terrorism is about creating panic and about sowing divide and about disrupting people’s lives. We can succumb to that or we can rise above it.”It all began Saturday night outside the Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game at Commonwealth Stadium where it was military appreciation night.Canada’s chief of defence staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, conducted the pregame coin flip and two CF-18 fighter jets did a fly-past before kickoff. More than 800 Boy Scouts were expected at the game and many were planning to camp out on the field afterward.While the Eskimos were battling the Winnipeg Blue Bombers inside the stadium, outside a white Chevy Malibu approached a traffic control post at a high speed.Edmonton police released grainy footage of a car ramming a crowd control barricade with a uniformed officer standing beside it. The footage shows the officer being tossed about five metres into the air as the car slams into the front of a parked police cruiser.The video shows two people walking by with their dogs rushing towards the officer on the ground but they run off when the driver gets out of the car, runs over and appears to starts stabbing the officer.The police officer appears to wrestle with the driver on the ground and, at one point, it appears the officer is on top of the driver. Footage shows them both getting to their feet and the driver runs across the street while the officer slowly follows behind him into traffic.Police launched a manhunt for the suspect.Knecht said an Islamic State flag was found in the front seat of the car and was seized as evidence.A few hours later, while fans filed out of the game and were re-routed around the crime scene, a U-Haul cube van was stopped at a checkstop north of downtown.When the driver was asked for his licence, Knecht said the name on the identification was close to that of the registered owner of white Malibu.When confronted, Knecht said the U-Haul sped off toward downtown with police cars in pursuit.The van intentionally swerved at pedestrians in crosswalks, Knecht said.“It is believed at this time that these two incidents are related,” Knecht said. “These incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism.”The name of the suspect was not released. Knecht said he was known to police, but there was no warning for the attack.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley called the attacks horrific.Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer also reacted on Twitter.Austin Elgie, manager of The Pint bar just west of the downtown core, saw the van zoom by with police giving chase.The van “peeled” into an alley where people were smoking, he said.“There were like 10 cop cars following him … It was crazy. It just came around the corner, ripping. I thought at first he was pulling over for the cops coming by, but he was clearly the one they were chasing.”Elgie said the van hit a man who was a bar customer.“I have a registered nurse on my bar team and I grabbed her and had her look after the guy until the ambulance came.“He was breathing and we got him in the ambulance and he was still breathing.”The chase came to an end outside the Matrix Hotel, only a few blocks from the bar, when the van rolled on its side.Natalie Pon tweeted that she was at a wedding at the hotel when the crash happened.“They’re keeping us away from windrows/the lobby,” she said.Pon posted pictures of the U-Haul on its side with a large hole in the windshield.Witnesses told local media they saw the suspect being pulled from the vehicle through the broken windshield and then placed in handcuffs.last_img read more


first_img Facebook The TV Junkies: Before you were cast as Mama Earp, I know you were a fan of the show. I remember Earpers coming back from your Dragon Con panel after Season 2 aired, all excited you mentioned the show. What was it about the show that made you want to be a part of it?Megan Follows: I was really impressed with [showrunner] Emily Andras. I had met with her and they seemed, and do, have a lot of fun together and are very loyal. I was also really impressed with the fan base of the show, how loyal they were and what a huge part they’ve had in keeping the show on the air. It’s really been their commitment and fighting for it that kept the show alive. Advertisement Advertisement Let’s be perfectly clear, it was no easy task. For two seasons on Wynonna Earp we had heard the stories of the woman that was Mama Earp, and how she supposedly left her daughters to fend for themselves with their alcoholic father, Ward Earp. How could she? What kind of mother does that? Then, in the Season 2 finale it turned out that Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) had actually known where she had been all this time? What kind of game was this woman playing?It’s no wonder the prospect of who would actually play such a pivotal character had Earpers in a frenzy and they all rejoiced when Canadian icon and legend Megan Follows was cast in the role. Follows and Mama Earp arrived right at the start of Season 3 of the SYFY and Space channel series, which airs its Season 3 finale this Friday at 9 p.m. ET, and there were even more surprises. Not only was Wynonna aware of where Mama had been all these years, but she was a bit crazy and had been in prison the whole time.Of course, in typical Wynonna Earp fashion, things are never quite as they seem and Mama actually had went to prison to protect Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley). As viewers’ perspective and opinions on Mama Earp shifted, the character got closer to her now grown daughters before taking off to find Waverly’s father, Julian. Whether she was a figment of Wynonna’s imagination, or more than handling herself in that bar fight, one thing was for certain and that’s Follows immediately made clear that she was the perfect choice to play Mama Earp and fans wanted more of her character. They aren’t alone, we here at The TV Junkies are huge fans of Follows’ portrayal and extremely thankful that she found some time to speak with us recently about her time on the show. Follows is also an accomplished director who has directed episodes of Heartland and Murdoch Mysteries. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


The two Dutch men of Moroccan descent are alleged as leaders of “Mocro Maffia,” the Moroccan mafia in the Netherlands.” The two men have been the subject of a continental search warrant.Dutch authorities had previously placed a €25,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Taghi. Lately, however, Dutch outlet RTL Nieuws reported an increase in the reward for information that may help to arrest anyone of the two wanted gang leaders. The reward has now jumped to €100,000 for each suspect. Read also: Netherlands Refuses to Extradite Drug Lord Said Chaou to MoroccoThe two suspects, who are believed to have carried out assassinations in the Netherlands in recent years, are reported to be hiding abroad and moving regularly by using fake IDs.On October 27, a Dutch-Moroccan man, Hamza Ziani, was shot 9 times by a masked man while eating at a restaurant with a foreign couple in Spain. The killer immediately fled the scene in a white van. The 33-year-old victim who died later at the hospital was part of a rival criminal network to Mocro Maffia. Dutch authorities linked the assassination to Taghi, who is also suspected of ordering the shooting of Café La Créme that occurred on November 2017 in Marrakech.Moroccan police arrested the two Dutch individuals responsible for the shooting along with Taghi’s two brothers who are believed to have helped them. read more


Deion Branch – The New England Patriots closed a chapter from their storied past by releasing Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch in Friday’s final round of cuts.The Patriots also released center Dan Koppen to get down to the NFL limit of 53 for the opener at Tennessee on Sept. 9.Branch, 33, took to Twitter on Friday to bid adieuto his fans.“Truly thankful for all the support from everybody. I Love You guys (hash)LovePeaceandHappiness,” the wide receiver wrote.Branch had spent all or parts of six seasons in New England, recording 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns in 15 starts last year. He has 502 receptions for 6,499 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. Branch’s spot on the team appeared safe after the Patriots cut receivers Donte’ Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney earlier this week.The release of Branch and Koppen leaves the Patriots with just two players from their last Super Bowl championship team in 2005 in quarterback Tom Brady and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.Branch was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, and was named MVP of their victory over Philadelphia after tying a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 133 yards.He was the first receiver to win the honor since San Francisco’s Jerry Rice (1989). He then spent four injury-plagued seasons with Seattle before returning to New England during the 2010 season.Because of his status as a vested NFL veteran, Branch was given his outright release rather than being placed on the waiver wire. If he doesn’t go elsewhere, Branch could be re-signed by the Patriots after Week 1 of the regular season when his base salary would no longer be guaranteed for the entire year. It’s unlikely, but this would give the Patriots both roster and salary-cap flexibility in case they chose to release Branch again later in the season in another roster move. read more


The charity told the commission that the Nazi t-shirts “were never stocked or available and if someone had ordered such items, the order would not have been fulfilled”. However, the Commission said it had “concluded that it was academic if the items were actually available or not, the fact they were advertised at all was inappropriate and damaging to the reputation of the Charity”. Its remaining funds will be given to another charity with similar aims. The charity is listed as “ceased to exist” on the Commission’s website. Michelle Russell, director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement at the Charity Commission said: “The public rightly expect charities to demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and conduct. “What we saw in this case fell short of that: not only was this charity mismanaged, we also saw evidence of behaviours and attitudes that have no place in charity.” Not only was this charity mismanaged, we also saw evidence of behaviours and attitudes that have no place in charityMichelle Russell, director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement at the Charity Commission A military charity which offered Nazi themed t-shirts to raise money for veterans has been ordered to close by Charity Commission. 1st Knight Military Charity sold “offensive” merchandise mocking Muslims and depicting violence in its shop in Blackpool, the regulator said, and t-shirts with symbols relating to Nazi Germany, including swastikas, were advertised for sale in a shop on its website. A BBC investigation in 2016 also filmed trustees of the charity, including founder Andrew Linihan, making “wholly offensive and inappropriate anti-Islamic comments” during a visit to the shop. Among the items on sale were velcro badges featuring a picture of an assault rifle and the words “72 Virgins Express”. When he was asked about the words by an undercover BBC journalist, Mr Linihan said they related to the shooting of suicide bombers.He said: “When they supposedly go up to heaven or wherever they go to, there are 72 virgins waiting for them.”The investigation prompted the Commission to open a statutory inquiry into the charity, which raised money to help support people who had been injured in combat or were suffering from mental health problems, including by funding holidays abroad.  After the BBC documentary aired in November 2016 the charity said it had removed all of the offensive items, but Charity Commission investigators found they were still on sale in February the following year.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


first_imgEmirates Global Aluminium (EGA), a world leading primary aluminium producer and the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, has announced an early milestone in the development of its permanent bauxite mining and export facilities in the Republic of Guinea.Jan de Nul, a Belgian marine contractor that also worked on the construction of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, completed a three month project for site infill and elevation of 50 ha of land at Kamsar on the Guinean coast for a rail loop and bulk materials handling facilities.Completion of the work is an early milestone in EGA’s $1 billion investment in the development of a bauxite mine, rail infrastructure and export facilities. The project is the largest greenfield investment in Guinea in four decades, will contribute 10% to Guinea’s GDP, and create 4,000 direct and indirect jobs.The site infill and elevation work was completed with zero lost time injuries. Marine sand was piped to the site through a specially-built 5 km pipeline, significantly reducing the need for truck movements in Kamsar town.Yousuf Bastaki, EGA’s Executive Vice President Upstream, said: “This early milestone shows good progress in our Guinea project, which will boost Guinea’s economy, create value for EGA, and secure the supply of natural resources that we need.”In a second phase of the Guinea project, EGA will build an alumina refinery in the country.Guinea has around 7,000 Mt of bauxite resources, over a quarter of the global total, EGA reports. Guinean bauxite is amongst the highest quality worldwide. EGA’s bauxite mine is in the Boké region of northwest Guinea, where it holds a concession on more than 1,000 Mt of bauxite. Commercial production is expected to begin in 2018 and grow to 12 Mt/y. A railway extension is under development to connect the mine with Kamsar port.More than 200 Guineans are being seconded over the next several years to EGA’s operations in the UAE to prepare them for roles at GAC. EGA is also investing to support communities near its operations in Guinea, opening community health centres, installing water wells, building schools, providing adult literacy and vocational training and protecting local fauna and flora.EGA’s Guinea project will help secure the raw materials required by the UAE’s growing aluminium industry. EGA’s production makes the UAE the world’s fourth largest aluminium producing country. Some 20 companies in the UAE manufacture products using EGA’s aluminium in a sector which already employs around 30,000 people.Last October EGA inaugurated a container terminal facility at Kamsar Port in Guinea. This facility is being used for the export of bulk bauxite samples and the import of equipment for EGA’s construction project. On the completion of construction of EGA’s project it will be handed to the state for third-party use, creating a further boost for the local economyEGA is a jointly-held, equal-ownership company formed by Mubadala Development Co of Abu Dhabi and the Investment Corp of Dubai by combining their respective aluminium industry interests. EGA’s core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL, also known as Jebel Ali Operations) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL, also known as Al Taweelah Operations), whose combined production capacity of 2.4 Mt/y places EGA among the top five primary aluminium producers in the world, by volume. The UAE-based EGA also owns Guinea Alumina Corp (GAC), a strategic bauxite mine and alumina refinery development project in West Africa; and is currently developing an alumina refinery in the UAE. In addition, EGA has plans for significant local growth and international expansion.Jebel Ali Operations, where commissioning began in 1979, operates one of the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelters. The Jebel Ali Operations complex, built on a 4.75 km2 site in Jebel Ali, Dubai, comprises a 1.05 Mt/y smelter, a 2,350 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.2 Mt/y), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities.Al Taweelah Operations, where commissioning began at the end of 2009, is the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelter. The Al Taweelah Operations complex, housed on a 6 km2 site in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, comprises a 1.38 Mt/y smelter, a 3,100 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.8 Mt/y), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities.The EGA portfolio comprises high quality primary aluminium products in three main categories: high purity and foundry re-melt products (for electronics and aerospace and automotive applications respectively); rolled products (for packaging, lithographic sheets and the automotive industry); and billets for extrusion and forging (for construction, industrial, transportation and automotive purposes). Busbars and anode bars are also made for the electrolytic process used to produce primary aluminium from alumina.last_img read more


← Previous Story Germany wins 4-nations DHB tournament after victory over Iceland Next Story → WORLD’S “BEST SEVEN” HANDBALL GIRLS IN 2013 The World’s Best Player 2013 is Norwegian star Heidi Loke. Heidi has got the highest number of points by the 12 members of Jury (handball journalists). The fans as 13th member of Jury also gave the highest number of votes to Loke in competition with Dragana Cvijic and Begona Fernandez for the line-player position – 6.130! Loke won 27 points in total.The second best handball player in 2013 is Loke’s team-mate– Hungarian star Anita Gorbicz with 23 points.WORLD’S BEST FEMALE PLAYER 2013:1. HEIDI LOKE 272. ANITA GORBICZ 233. KATRIN LUNDE 22… ALEXANDRA DO NASCIMENTO 225. ANDREA LEKIC 21…KATARINA BULATOVIC 21Credit – Photo: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud/Handballpix.com Heidi Lokeworld’s best player read more


← Previous Story ABC Braga win Portuguese Super Cup Next Story → Four teams in Banja Luka, one dream – EHF Champions League PSG HandballTHW KielUwe Gensheimer The new saga about the future of Uwe Gensheimer is open. It is going with the end of the season in which fantastic left wing and legend of Rhein Neckar Lowen will finish his current contract with the “Lions”. The second best German team already offered the new four years contract to their team’s captain, but in the game are also big names like THW Kiel and PSG Handball.THW Kiel had already one failed mission to sign the 29 years-old Gensheimer a few years ago, but the “Zebras” will try once again. Could they stay competitive with the richest team in the handball world? PSG Handball can buy all they want, but still, Uwe has the last word…What do you think. Where will play Uwe Gensheimer from the summer 2016? read more


first_imgA coroner’s statement confirmed on Tuesday that singer George Michael died of a heart condition.The 53-year-old was found dead in his Goring-on-Thames home on Christmas Day as a result of natural causes, which senior coroner for Oxfordshire County, Darren Salter said included dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver, Fairfax Media reported.Dilated cardiomyopathy develops when the heart’s ventricles enlarge and weaken, causing the heart muscle to work harder, over time reducing its ability to pump blood. While myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.The buildup of fat in the liver can be caused by consumption of alcohol, but has also been linked to being overweight or obese. Mr Salter’s statement did not specify the cause in Michael’s case however.Due to the death being natural, the statement also revealed that “the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further enquiries.”“No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy,” Mr Salter added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


first_imgSamsung MultiView MV800, version Zadig et VoltaireSamsung vient de dévoiler une édition limitée de son appareil photo Samsung MultiView MV800, réalisée avec la marque Zadig & Voltaire. Vendu au prix conseillé de 299 euros, l’appareil sorti au mois de septembre dernier est accessoirisé d’un étui griffé.Samsung vient d’annoncer le lancement du nouvel accessoire indispensable “des fashionista pour des prises de vue sous toutes les coutures” se félicite la firme dans un communiqué. Il s’agit d’une édition limitée de son dernier appareil photo numérique, le MultiView MV800, crée en partenariat avec la marque de prêt-à-porter Zadig & Voltaire. À lire aussiArchos 35 Carbon, 50 et 53 Platinum : prix et caractéristiques des premiers smartphones du constructeur français La maison a crée un étui en cuir noir pour accueillir l’appareil. L’ensemble sera vendu dans un packaging dédié. Samsung évoque “un esprit rock et griffé du “all over” emblématique de la marque”, et décrit cette étui comme un “véritable accessoire de mode qui s’adresse à tous les férus de mode soucieux de leur élégance”.Sorti en septembre dernier, le MultiView MV800 se démarque avec son écran tactile 3 pouces pivotant jusqu’à 180 degrés. Une spécificité qui permet de prendre des photos selon n’importe quel angle de vue. Doté d’un capteur d’une résolution de 16,1 mégapixels et d’un zoom optique 5x, l’appareil dispose également d’un mode panoramique en 2D ou 3D.Commercialisé dès le début du mois de novembre, le MultiView MV800 griffé Zadig & Voltaire sera vendu 299 euros.Le 4 novembre 2011 à 10:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgJulian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach ever to manage in the Champions League following Hoffenheim’s 2-2 draw with Shakhtar DonetskNagelsmann is already the Bundesliga’s youngest manager, but he has now added the mantle in Europe at just 31 years and 58 days old.However, the German was unable to mark his Champions League managerial debut with a win after Hoffenheim twice surrendered the lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Shakhtar at the Metalist Stadium on Wednesday.Goals from Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit seemed to seal the three points for Hoffenheim until de Andrade Barberan’s equaliser for Shakhtar nine minutes from time ensured a draw.While admitting that the result was fair, Nagelsmann was left to lament the missed opportunities.“The result is fair, due to the final quarter of an hour. We purposefully defended deep, to try and counter. The first goal was well worked by us, but we should’ve gone in the lead earlier,” said Nagelsmann in his post-match comments.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“We should’ve decided the game in the second half, but we lacked being able to attack from the back. We saw a very pure and proper game of football and I’m not disappointed with our performance..”Elsewhere in Group F, Lyon pulled off a shocking 2-1 win away to Manchester City.31 – Aged 31 years and 58 days, Hoffenheim’s julian Nagelsmann is the youngest ever manager in the Champions League. Rookie. #FCSDTSG #UCL @achtzehn99_en @ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/sZBii8zW9M— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 19, 2018last_img read more


first_imgPORTLAND — The stakes weren’t monumental, but the show was worthy of a big stage.Abby Wambach delivered two goals in the second half Thursday, and the United States delighted a crowd of 18,570 with plenty of offensive creativity in a 3-0 victory over Canada in an international women’s soccer exhibition match at Jeld-Wen Field.Playing for only the second time since the heartbreaking loss on July 17 to Japan in the World Cup final, the USA dominated on Thursday by using its quickness and short passing to build the attack from many angles.But it wasn’t until the final half-hour that the Americans delivered goals.Not surprisingly, it was Wambach who delivered. Dating to the World Cup, the 31-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., has scored in her last six appearances for the national team. That includes the only goal in a 1-1 draw with Canada on Saturday in Kansas City.“I was proud of everybody. If you create enough opportunities, a few are going to fall,” Wambach said.First came a left-footed dart from the top of the 18-yard box in the 63rd minute that screamed into the left side of the net.Seven minutes later, Wambach struck again with a diving header at the left post to finish off a cross from Kelley O’Hara.The exclamation point came in the final seconds of the match, when Alex Morgan was in the right place to re-direct a Lauren Cheney header into the goal.last_img read more


first_imgMore than half (53%) of US employee respondents feel appreciated at work, according to research by Attacoin and Survata.The Attacoin 2017 employee appreciation study, which surveyed 500 full-time US employees, also found that 22% of respondents agree and 12% strongly agree that appreciation is best demonstrated with money.The research also found:19% of respondents disagree and 5% strongly disagree that appreciation is best demonstrated with money.90% of respondents that work for an organisation with an effective recognition programme feel that their work makes a difference.64% of respondents that work for an organisation without a recognition programme believe that their work makes a difference.88% of respondents think that it is important for employers to reward staff for great work.55% of female respondents feel appreciated for the work that they do, compared to 51% of male respondents.36% of respondents agree and 17% strongly agree that they would rather be recognised privately by their manager rather than in public, compared to 10% that disagree and 2% that strongly disagree.Lisa Peretz, general manager at Attacoin, said: “The numbers were surprising to us initially, but in our business, we know that appreciation is about more than just dollars. In our increasingly digital world, people are more connected than ever to information but feel disconnected from people. A kind word or note from a manager can mean a lot.“Most employees expect a bigger effort from their employers on the recognition front. Employers that heed the call will improve retention and have a more confident workforce. Employees, especially younger employees, are looking for purpose. Effective reward programmes let them know that they are making an impact.”last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the three candidates running for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, is the response to one of this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).#3) Can you highlight some of the life experiences you’ve had that have prepared you to be our next State Representative? Should a candidate’s age or home ownership status matter to voters?As far as what matters, that’s up to the voters to decide. But this election, we have the opportunity to send one of us to Beacon Hill, an everyday person with dreams of becoming a mom, a hardworking taxpayer and a member of the working class, not the political class.I’m 34 years old. I’ve been a career professional in the private sector since I was 19. I started as a bank teller and climbed the ladder to management. I’ve worked with people on a daily basis from all walks of life. I can relate to them because I’m one of them. I bought my first home when I was 24. I know what it’s like to have to earn a living and pay a mortgage and property taxes.I grew up in a traditional Italian home with two brothers and a sister. I’m first generation. Italian was my first language. I started to learn English when I was about 4 years old. I feel like I’m still learning because I’m far from a polished speaker. I’m an aunt to two nieces and two nephews.Getting married has always been a dream of mine. Shortly after announcing my campaign a year ago, I got engaged. I’m getting married at the end of 2019 and the rumor going around town is if I win, everyone in the district is invited 🙂 I’m excited to prepare to build a family of my own and plan for the future. And that’s the main reason why I’m running, our future. I want our community to be the best place to live, work and raise a family. I’m committed to improving our lives by making sure we have the best in education, public safety and infrastructure. Making sure we’re doing everything we can to fight the opioid crisis through education, prevention, treatment and recovery. And making sure we’re taking care of our seniors and veterans.I want to be your family’s voice on Beacon Hill. I believe together we can build a brighter future for our children. That’s why I’m asking for your vote on November 6th.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Billerica State Rep. Marc Lombardo Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”last_img read more


first_imgMicha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comWhen Mayor Muriel Bowser used her power for a rare veto of a bill that would decriminalize metro fare evasion, much of the D.C. Council and local advocacy organizations spoke out against her decision.  So when the District of Columbia Council voted 11-2 to override the veto last week, organizations such as ACLU celebrated.“We are thrilled that once again a significant majority of the D.C. Council has voted to support this bill by overriding the mayor’s veto of this important legislation,” Nassim Moshiree, policy director for ACLU of the District of Columbia said in a statement.The D.C. Council voted 11-2 to override Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto to decriminalize metro fare evasion. (Courtesy Photo)Many argued that fare evasion as a criminal violation was a harsh penalty for the action, and The Fare Evasion Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2018 (Bill 22-408) would have made demoted the act to a civil offense.“With this vote, the Council has signaled that it will no longer tolerate the fundamental injustice of the current law, which punishes fare evasion with risk of arrest and jail for as little as a $2 fare,” Moshiree said.Furthermore, Bill 22-408 was created particularly after statistics showed that African Americans were disproportionately receiving 91 percent of citations issued for fare evasion.“With today’s vote, the Council sent a clear message that it is committed to progressive criminal justice reform that dismantles the systemic racial and economic injustice that has only harmed our communities,” the policy director for ACLU D.C. said.The mayor, on the other hand, argued that decriminalizing fare evasion would be costly on the city and encourage others to dodge metro payment.According to an earlier AFRO report, metro buses lose about $25 million annually from fare evasion alone.“I am concerned that [the decriminalization bill] would exacerbate the problem,” Bowser said, according to The Washington Post.In addition, proponents of the bill felt like the mayor was not considering the social justice implications of her veto.“Advocating for an enforcement practice that is clearly discriminatory is unjust, and we cannot forsake justice in the name of ‘financial challenges,’” Council member Robert C. White (D- At-large) wrote in a statement after the mayor vetoed the bill.White was one of the many Council members who stuck to the original vote in support of decriminalizing metro fare evasion.  Council member Trayon White (D- Ward 8) originally introduced the bill and Council member Charles Allen (D- Ward 6) shepherded it through committee and Council votes.The ACLU thanked them for their commitment to the Bill 22-408.“We once again extend our deepest gratitude to Councilmember Charles Allen for shepherding this bill in the council, to Councilmember Trayon White for introducing it and to all of the Councilmembers who stood firm in their vote,” Moshiree said.“We and our more than 50 partners District-wide look forward to working with the Council to make D.C. a more just and equitable place for all District residents.”last_img read more


first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. A new season of Cosmos is on the way, instilling in us once more a sense of wonder and curiosity about the scientific world. Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to host the follow-up to Carl Sagan’s 1980 series. Ann Druyan, Sagan’s widow whose been behind the series since it began nearly 40 years ago, is also returning as Executive Producer. After announcing the new season, Druyan took some time to talk to press about her goals for it, and what Sagan would think of the world today. Short answer: He would cry. But if you’ve followed his work at all, you know that’s not where he would stop. Druyan says Sagan would be doing the same thing the Cosmos team is doing now.“If a society has any aspirations to become a democracy, our only hope is that the knowledge of science and other things is as widely distributed as possible,” she said. “I think he’d be doing what we’re doing. Telling those stories and trying to engage the broadest possible global audience in the scientific enterprise.”If you watched either the original season of Cosmos or the 2014 revival, you remember that it was far from a dry science lesson. There was a wonder and almost a spirituality that drew people in, and opened them up to learning about the wonders of nature. Druyan says that’s why she’s so passionate about science in the first place. “It’s not just the utilitarian power of it to get us to the stars and discover distant worlds and go into the distant past… I don’t understand what the spiritual experience that’s not rooted in nature can be. For me that’s what science is, it’s informed worship of nature,” she said. “The actual undertaking itself is passionate, rigorous and not blinded by feeling, but that does not mean that the findings, the influence of science can’t take us to these heights.” Druyan says the new season of Cosmos will explore that spiritual side of science even more. What she’s spent the last two years writing, she says, is even less afraid to go to those places than any previous iteration of the show.We can’t ignore that we live in a very different world from the one that existed when Cosmos first went on the air in 1980. Facts, especially when it comes to science, are no longer as accepted as they once were. Druyan looks at this not as a more skeptical world, which she is all for, but as a more cynical world. “Alternative facts is not a scientific concept,” she said. “It’s like we’re in a freefall, really, spiritually and intellectually in that the standards of evidence, and not only that but the shamefulness in dissembling and lying really seems to be gone.” Druyan says Sagan was always political, calling him a “small-‘d’ democrat.” He was a firm believer in the Bill of Rights as a mechanism that kept “alpha males” from stepping on the rest of us. Sagan, she says, took his citizenship very seriously, which is why he spent so much time teaching in kindergarten classes and public schools even after he became famous.When it comes to dealing with the proud ignorance and cynicism of the modern world, they go back to Sagan, who always said the best antidote was a better argument, a better story to tell. That’s what they’re always looking for with each episode of Cosmos. “The real story of cosmic evolution, of the evolution of life in this world, of the real scale of the universe. Our show is called possible worlds because we’re in this golden age of discovery of these other worlds. We’re designing these brilliant strategies of assessing the likelihood of life on these other worlds. Possibly even intelligent life,” she said. “We want to awaken the public to that power as well as to the future that we still can have. It’s not too late.” She wants to send a message to future generations about all the things they can discover if they put the work in to become scientists, mathematicians and technicians.As for what’s ahead, Druyan says there are stories she wanted to tell when she was working on the original series with Sagan, but that even when the series was revived, she still didn’t get a chance to. Now that Cosmos is being brought back, she says she’s found an organic place in the overall series to tell them. She wouldn’t get too much more specific than that, but she did tease some new setpieces the show will be using. One she sounded particularly excited about was the Maw of Eternity. She hopes it will capture for audiences the “mythic timescale involved in the history of life in the cosmos.” She says it will also allow them to look into what she hopes is a possible future of our planet, and explore the possibility of human life on other planets. Druyan says the goal for this new season is to make it more Cinematic. “We want to really transport people to these possible worlds, of which there are a virtually infinite number in the cosmos.” Druyan says that there are enough possible stories to tell about science and the universe around us that they could do Cosmos forever and never run out of material. I’d be on board for that. Why Haven’t We Found Aliens Yet?August’s Must-See Cosmic Events Include Perseids Meteor Shower The Maw of Eternity #CosmosPossibleWorlds pic.twitter.com/xYlrWngaeE— Cosmos Studios (@CosmosStudios1) January 17, 2018They also plan to address the changes and discoveries that have been made in the scientific world, even since the last season aired in 2014. “What happened in the last few years,” she said, “…is that there have been some great leaps forward, which we want to celebrate and explore the implications of what they promise. We are telling some ancient stories as well as new ones, as well as stories in the history of science that I’m really proud of, that even some of the most distinguished historians in that field had never heard of.” Druyan says that by the end of the season, we’ll have seen 13 completely new experiences.The return of Cosmos can’t come soon enough. Druyan told a story about how she was shocked to come across someone who asked her whether or not the Earth was flat or round. She gave this person the same explanation humans figured out more than 2000 years ago, and while that person was convinced, Druyan couldn’t believe that was still a question. “It just shows you how much work we all have to do,” she says. “In my late 60s, I feel that the work is never finished… The battles won in one generation, you have to re-fight again and again. It’s very tempting to believe whatever you want to believe; it’s very tempting to believe what feels good. Especially if you’ve been indoctrinated from an early age.”“I would love for this show to be a kind of initiation experience for as many people around the world as possible into the awesome power of science as a way to keep us from lying to each other and lying to ourselves,” Druyan says.Cosmos is set to air its next season in the spring of 2019 on Fox and National Geographic.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: A person was arrested by cyber crime police station in Bidhannagar Commissionerate for circulating private photographs of a woman on social networking sites. The youth, Jitender Singh Grewal (34), was arrested from Salt Lake’s FE Block on Friday night. The complainant who originally hails from Bihar has been staying in Kestopur under Baguiati police station.”Jitender had created fake Facebook IDs by repeatedly using credentials of the complainant and posted her private videos in these fake Facebook IDs. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe videos were captured when the woman was involved in a relationship with one of her co-employees in an office in Salt Lake where she used to work earlier,” a senior official of the cyber crime police station said. Jitender used to work in the same Salt Lake office of the complainant during that time. He had shared these pictures with the complainant’s relatives and colleagues of her present office under New Town police station area.The complaint was lodged on April 2 after the complainant had noticed that the circulation of private photographs was going on for nearly a month. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We have recovered the gadgets used for uploading private videos of the complainant and also the device where the private videos were saved,” a senior police official said. Police sources further informed that Jitender, who originally hails from Ludhiana in Punjab, stays at Tiljala Road in Kolkata.”Our preliminary enquiry has revealed that the complainant had proposed to the victim but was rejected. Following this, he decided to indulge in this practice to malign her image,” an investigating officer added. Bizman shot dead A businessman was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in North 24-Parganas’ Sodepur area on Saturday. The incident took place on Saturday morning when the victim, Sanjay Singh (35) went out for his morning walk. Singh, a construction material supplier and a resident of Harish Chandra Dutta Road, was walking down the road near Baro Mandi Ghat area when the miscreants shot him from close quarters.According to the police, three miscreants came on a motorcycle and stopped his way. Apprehending the situation, Singh tried to flee the spot but one of the miscreants took out a revolver and shot him from a point-blank range. It was learnt that five rounds of bullets were fired out of which three pierced through his body. After hearing the gunshots, the locals rushed to the spot and found him in a pool of blood. The miscreants had fled the spot. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police said the victim used to take morning walks every morning. Like other days he had stepped out of his house at around 6 am on Saturday. Police came to know that the miscreants knew about the details of the timings and they acted accordingly. A probe has been initiated. Police are yet to confirm the exact reason but police suspect an old business rivalry might have led to the incident.last_img read more


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first_imgNews | June 22, 2010 Noninvasive Technique May Reduce Number of Breast Biopsies Functional diffuse optimal tomography of the brain 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 June 22, 2010 – By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions. Results of the study on ultrasound-guided optical tomography are published in the online edition and the August print issue of Radiology.“The goal of our study was to investigate the potential of diffuse optical tomography in the near infrared spectrum with ultrasound localization as a means of differentiating early-stage cancers from benign lesions of the breast,” said lead researcher Quing Zhu, Ph.D., professor of bioengineering at the University of Connecticut.When mammography and ultrasound cannot determine whether a suspicious breast lesion is malignant or benign, physicians typically recommend a needle biopsy to extract samples of the suspicious tissue for laboratory testing. In current clinical practice, 70 to 80 percent of biopsies performed reveal benign lesions, which creates unnecessary cost and anxiety for women.Diffuse optical tomography is an emerging noninvasive imaging technique that measures light absorption within tissue to quantify blood content (hemoglobin level) and blood oxygen levels. Because cancerous lesions have many more blood vessels than normal tissue, hemoglobin levels can help distinguish malignant from benign lesions.In Zhu’s study, 178 consecutive women underwent ultrasound-guided diffuse optical tomography (DOT) on a previously identified solid lesion, followed by a biopsy. The study, which included women between the ages of 21 and 89 years, was conducted between 2004 and 2008 at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Hartford Hospital, both in Hartford, Conn.Performing ultrasound-guided DOT involves the use of a handheld probe consisting of a commercial ultrasound transducer located in the middle and an optical source and detector fibers around the periphery. Once ultrasound locates the lesion, DOT is performed by shining infrared light into the area and measuring light absorption at two optical wavelengths.Researchers computed total hemoglobin levels from the light absorption measured at two wavelengths and correlated the measurements with biopsy results. Laboratory examination of tissue samples revealed two in-situ carcinomas, 35 carcinomas that measured less than 2 centimeters, 24 carcinomas greater than 2 centimeters and 114 benign lesions.“Both maximum and average total hemoglobin levels were significantly higher in the malignant groups than in the benign group,” Zhu said.The sensitivity and specificity of the technique (92 percent and 93 percent, respectively) were greatest when evaluating cancers less than 2 centimeters in size.“Based on our results, we believe that ultrasound-guided diffuse optical tomography holds promise as an adjunct to diagnostic mammography and ultrasound for distinguishing early-stage invasive breast cancers from benign lesions,” Zhu said. “We expect this technology will be used to help radiologists evaluate small to intermediate size lesions that are harder to diagnose with conventional imaging technologies.”Ultrasound and near infrared procedures cost significantly less than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), another technique used to evaluate suspicious breast lesions that cannot be diagnosed using mammography.The next step in Zhu’s research, which is supported by grants totaling $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health with additional $600,000 support from the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, is to design multi-institution clinical trials for ultrasound-guided DOT. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 center_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. 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first_imgThe film tells the story of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his youth to his election as head of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013.During the 98-minute biopic the audience gets a glimpse into Bergoglio’s life as a young man in Buenos Aires, surrounded by Peronist friends and with a girlfriend he came close to proposing to before getting his calling to become a priest.As the military dictatorship’s grip tightens on the country, Bergoglio, now provincial superior of the Jesuits in Argentina, must walk the thin line between staying out of the generals’ firing line and trying to protect those being persecuted, as friends, colleagues and acquaintances are “disappeared” and tortured around him.“I didn’t want to present him as a saint or make a hagiography,” said the film’s director, Daniele Luchetti. “That was the danger. I wanted to respect the history of Argentina and so I listened to all suggestions without trivializing anything.”Watch the trailer (in Italian): Facebook Comments ROME — The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco,” which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. Related posts:Pope Francis shows off his new Sele jersey Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated Pope: Sinners against environment will answer to God Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador Luchetti’s film focuses on the character of Bergoglio, depicting him as an authoritarian but sensitive personality.At the height of the dictatorship’s repression, it shows the future pope hiding persecuted students in his seminary, helping people escape to exile and consoling the so-called “Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo” whose children were “disappeared” by the dictatorship.Luchetti insists he has produced a realistic and balanced portrayal of the characters and events covered by the film. Those who still believe Bergoglio could have done more to speak out against the regime may not agree as the film largely steers clear of the issue of Church silence in the face of the dictatorship’s use of torture and extrajudicial killings to silence dissent.‘Huge responsibility’In one of the film’s key scenes, Bergoglio is portrayed as obeying orders from above when he withdraws Jesuit protection for two priests, Daniel Iorio and Francisco Jalics, after they refuse to stop their work in one of the city’s poorest areas.The Jesuits fear the dictatorship will associate the priests with the extreme-left movement. Without protection the men are kidnapped and tortured and, in real life, later accuse the future pope of betraying them.Pope Francis, 78, is played by two Latin American actors: the Argentine Rodrigo de la Serna, (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) in his period as a priest and bishop, and the Chilean Sergio Hernandez (“Gloria”) as the pontiff in his more recent years.“It was a huge responsibility because of the historical and spiritual dimension of the character,” said Serna, adding that while playing the role he got in touch with his own spiritual side and “learnt how to pray.”The Italian production cost $15 million and was filmed over 15 weeks in Argentina and Italy.“We want ‘Call Me Francesco’ to be a film of reference,” said producer Pietro Valsecchi, who commented that they did not have the Vatican’s blessing to make the film.“No one gave us advice or read the script,” he said. “It was my biggest challenge to date but in the end they watched it in the Vatican and they liked it.”“Call me Francesco” is the second film to be made about Francis. “Francisco, el padre Jorge,” by Spanish director Beda Docampo Feijoo and starring Argentine actor Dario Grandinetti was released in Argentina in September.last_img read more