Last year, the Minister of Health asked me to recommend improvements to emergency care in this province. It wasn’t a task I took lightly. Like all Nova Scotians, I value the important role each hospital has in our communities. Over the past year, I heard from people who live the reality of emergency care every day — doctors, nurses, mental health workers, long-term care workers, and citizens, to name a few. Their voice from the front line was crucial because they know what works and what doesn’t. I wanted this report to be a reflection of those realities. But moreover, I wanted this report to focus on the patient experience as they make their way through the emergency care system. When I focused on the report from a patients’ perspective, what I saw was a broken system. On the media front, there has been much focus on 24-7, and whether emergency departments will be open or closed overnight. I am concerned about the fear this can create for patients. I want people to understand that my recommendations, if adopted, will give them far better access to 24-7 care than they have now. They will still have emergency departments, and much more. For far too long, Nova Scotians have become accustomed to a level of access and quality that is less than what they deserve. In too many communities, people call their family doctor only to be told to wait up to six weeks for an appointment. By default, they go to their local emergency department. That’s not how it is supposed to work. My report includes 26 recommendations to improve access to emergency care. The recommendations will give communities access to better care, sooner. If it’s done right, long waits to see a doctor will be a thing of the past — so will overcrowding in our larger hospitals. In smaller hospitals, the problem is less about overcrowding and more about access to care. When people are told to wait weeks to see their doctor, they go to their emergency department for treatment of a sore throat, a cut or an upset stomach. That is if their local emergency department is open. Frequent emergency department closures in some communities create uncertainty. Last year, emergency rooms were closed for more than 19,000 hours provincewide. That’s the equivalent of 795 days. Unpredictable closures cause stress that can be avoided. My report recommends creating collaborative care centres where people can get better care, including emergency care, sooner. That means same or next day access to a clinician instead of waiting weeks or going to the emergency department and waiting hours to be seen. There has been some confusion in the reporting around these centres. Some media have reported that I recommended closing emergency departments overnight. That is not correct. Emergency departments remain a very important part of collaborative care centres. I also recommend options to keep the centres open overnight, if the district health authority, hospital staff, and community choose. These options include innovative on-call systems, including enabling staff in smaller hospitals to reach out to doctors in larger centres through video conferencing. It really comes down to the distinct needs of each community, and about supporting them in making the right decisions on how to match services to real needs. It is also about making the best use of the time and skills of our doctors, nurses, paramedics, our HealthLink nurse line, and all who provide care as part of a more effective 24-7 emergency care system. Collectively, the recommendations I’ve made will mean better health care, sooner for patients. I encourage you to read my report at www.gov.ns.ca/health and get involved in ensuring the health care in your community matches your needs. -30-
Weight restrictions will be in place on all provincial gravel roads starting at noon Friday, Feb. 24. Gravel roads will be posted to a maximum of 15,000 kilograms until further notice. Unseasonably warm weather is softening gravel roads to the point where weight restrictions are necessary to avoid unsafe road conditions and expensive repairs. The department will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions. -30-
“It has been adopted and has become too much of a convention… “, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das angry explanation on cutting the repo rate by 35 bps instead of following the tradition of cutting it in multiple of 25 bps. The RBI Governor reacted angrily on being questioned on why he is breaking the convention, he was angry that it was adapted as a convention. If there is a convention which RBI Governor and MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) needs to challenge, it is the convention of incrementalism. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe frustration and anger that the Governor expressed is also because every twitch of his is analysed. Every alphabet and comma in the policy statement is questioned. When every move is tracked, small dalliance from past are pounced upon by commentators viciously sliced and diced. It makes one defensive about changes as things seems to be out of control. But it’s not the change, it is the lack of pace that is bothersome. An incremental change as an institutional approach is a serious issue. Now compare the anger of businessman, employees who feel that their businesses and jobs are going away due to circumstances beyond their control. Also Read – Insider threat managementIf the same problem has to be solved, every quarter by making another small change it shows a fearful mindset. It shows a mindset afraid of taking a bold step. A mindset mired in tradition of gradual shifts, postponing the ultimate. This is Central bankers’ approach to solving a problem bit by bit. Not roil the market, prepare it for the change before making it. A sudden step can lead to a rout in currency which may affect confidence in the market and impact even the stock market. A sharp turnabout can crush the bond market raising bond prices. Foreign investors, credit rating agencies may get startled with the risk as they anticipate that the Central bank is always hiding more than it is revealing. A Central banker cannot be alarmist, it’s not his job to create turbulence in markets. Even if there is a fire, he has to make it appear that it is not going to burn anything. He cannot provide oxygen by his utterances or action. Hence, incrementalism as an approach comes naturally to a central banker, there are no sudden moves that the market cannot anticipate and predict. Incrementalism is identified with conservatism and worn as a badge of honour. Hence, even after retirement it is difficult for Central bankers to shed it as this article by former Governor D.V. Subbarao says about sovereign bond. According to him, the idea is good but the timing is not right. He does not know when the timing is right but does not want to surprise the market. Change slowly is the maxim. The incrementalists are also perfectionists they know the problem too well they have discussed it threadbare. They do know that India is the only large economy with positive interest rates in the world. Take a look at this datasheet comparing real interest rates across the biggest economies it shows that the real interest rates in India are higher than the Europe, US, China, and Japan. We had negative interest rates in 2012 and the economy was doing well but the obsession with inflation ignoring the other factors is taking its toil now. The data clearly shows that there is a need to cut rates by more than 135-150 bps. The RBI is not ready but the market is awaiting this. There is another thing that the RBI is not preparing the market. That is the pace of slowdown. Auto numbers have been falling since April 2019, June saw the biggest fall in 18 years. The largest company Maruti Suzuki saw the biggest dip in July. The demand slowdown happened earlier it did not appear on companies’ balance sheet because they were still choking the supply chain and the dealer with unsold inventory. The demand got hit further by banks and NBFCs stopping consumer credit. The auto dealers are burdened with unsold inventory, working capital has dried up, and they are threatening to cut 2 lakh jobs. All this has happened fast in one single quarter – April to June – which is too fast for a central bank to anticipate and prepare the market. Has the government or the RBI respond to the woes of the sector not yet. The pace at which sectors are tumbling is too fast for an incrementalist approach. The same thing is happening in services and BPO sector. Here the shift and the change is even more difficult for to capture as they do not borrow from banks. There is little or no debt on their balance sheet, no distress in revenues or profit, but they have started shedding people. Overall employment is coming down in the largest job engine of the country, due to automation. These numbers will not show up in the unemployment numbers as it does not track retrenchment of mid-level service sector employees. This will finally show up in lower tax collection, and consumer spending with a lag effect. Indicators come with a lag effect, response time is slow, pace of change is accelerating. Automation is an exponential change. This is a wake-up call. The GDP growth is slipping, but RBI wants to acknowledge it 10 bps at a time. To do so in any other manner will create panic. Indian savers who have been brought up on a healthy rate of interest would panic if the rates are cut rapidly. Though the saving rates in the country is at a historic 20 year low. The incrementalist thinks that people will not notice the drop in deposit interest rates if done gradually. It is built on a premise that people don’t see a change if it happens slowly, the boiling frog thesis. Unfortunately, there is a social shift underway, average of age of savers is rising while numbers are not rising. Culture of saving is changing Millenials look at banking from a transactional point of view, not fixed deposit. Central bankers know it all but why exacerbate the shift, it will happen.. C’est cera, cera. The shifts may be gradual and generational in nature, but there are others the structural shifts which are not being noticed due to the fact that they are happening too fast. The incremental approach of let’s do a 35 basis points cut wait, than wait for another quarter to do next cut. Wait for several quarters for it to transmit. Wait for more expression of pain for it to flow to the MSME sector. Wait and watch if an NBFC is about to collapse, but don’t interfere. It is interesting that this approach is not considered wrong. If you go back to the archives of 2008 and see the discussion that was happening in Federal Board of Governor meetings in the US. They were slow to understand the full impact of the calamity facing them even two days after Lehman Brother went down. The Fed’s meeting discussed and kept the rate at 2 per cent. The RBI is candid about the problem in NBFCs so that the markets know but it has not done anything about it. NBFCs growth happened in the shadows of a frozen banking sector. NBFCs funded companies that banks would not lend, mutual funds subscribed to bonds that NBFCs would not subscribe. Now they are both collapsing on each other faster than you can say fraud or contagion. Almost every sector is slipping and sliding away as credit squeeze, regulatory overreach and technology disruption is affecting them. This is not something that the RBI is unaware it’s overflowing with internal advice, is being pushed by the Minister of Finance and even external analyst. The RBI is stuck with taking baby steps so who will take the leap to solve the whole problem in one stroke. Developed countries have built their economy by manipulating their currency and interest rates. China has been ruthless with deposit rates for decades, manipulating its currency shamelessly and at will. A former Fed Governor once told me that what is holding India back is self-belief. NDA 2.0 does not believe in incrementalism. Did Amit Shah first abrogate section 35 A then discuss and scrap article 370, and then put up a bill for the bifurcation of the state of J&K? The time to react is rapidly shrinking the time to act is now. IANS(K. Yatish Rajawat is a policy analyst and journalist. The views expressed are strictly personal)
Advertisement Advertisement A group of Indigenous female developers in Hamilton, Ontario, are putting their own cultural spin on the usually male-dominated video game industry.Purity & Decay is a futuristic detective video game being developed by Achimostawinan, a company of five people — four of whom are Indigenous.The game’s prototype was created over just two days in February of this year at an event held by the Toronto organization Dames Making Games by two Indigenous women, Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller. Login/Register With: Meagan Byrne and Tara Miller are two of the Indigenous women behind Purity & Decay, a cybernoir video game. (Meagan Byrne/Tara Miller/Contributed) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook “I remember talking about how interesting it would be to take that kind of thing and present it in an Indigenous way,” said Miller.The game is set in North America of 2262, where a class system divides people both metaphorically and physically and the ruling class lives in floating cities. The protagonist, private eye Myeengun Hill, is sought out by a woman to help find answers about her sister’s murder.READ MORE Advertisement Twitter
LONDON — An adviser to Europe’s top court says Google doesn’t have to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.The European Court of Justice’s advocate general released a preliminary opinion Thursday in the case involving the U.S. tech company and France’s data privacy regulator.The court ruled in 2014 that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. That decision forced Google to delete links to outdated or embarrassing personal information that popped up in searches.The two sides had sought clarification on a 2015 French decision ordering Google to remove results for all its search engines on request, and not just European country sites like www.google.fr .The Associated Press
CHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP are currently at the scene of a residence in Chetwynd.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, there is currently an unfolding event with a heavy police presence at a residence in Chetwynd.Saunderson says there are very little details on this incident at this time but she can say that the RCMP were called to the residence at 1:43 a.m. on Thursday morning and that the incident is believed to be isolated to the one specific residence. RCMP will release further details when more information becomes available.
26 December 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the deadly violence that broke out in parts of Nigeria in recent days and reportedly killed at least 30 people and injured more than 70 others. Bombings struck near the city of Jos in the central state of Plateau on Friday, according to media reports. These have been followed by further clashes in the city, which has been the scene of past violence between Christians and Muslims, including earlier this year.In addition, members of a radical Muslim sect reportedly attacked two churches in the northern state of Borno on Friday, killing several people.Mr. Ban “condemns these deplorable acts of violence, especially at a time when millions of Nigerians are celebrating religious holidays, and supports efforts by the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible to justice,” his spokesperson said in a statement. The Secretary-General also conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Nigeria.
by Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2014 12:03 pm MDT Nintendo apologizes for lack of equality in life simulator game; promises more inclusiveness Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they’re produced.Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organizations this past week after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game “Tomodachi Life.”“We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life,” Nintendo said in a statement released Friday. “Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to change this game’s design, and such a significant development change can’t be accomplished with a post-ship patch.”The game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of Mii characters — Nintendo’s personalized avatars of real players — living on a virtual island. Gamers can do things like shop, play games, go on dates, get married and encounter celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Shaquille O’Neal. Already a hit in Japan, “Tomodachi Life” is set for release June 6 in North America and Europe.Tye Marini, a 23-year-old gay Nintendo fan from Mesa, Arizona, launched a social media campaign last month seeking virtual equality for the game’s characters.“I want to be able to marry my real-life fiancé’s Mii, but I can’t do that,” Marini said in a video posted online that attracted the attention of gaming sites and online forums this past week. “My only options are to marry some female Mii, to change the gender of either my Mii or my fiancé’s Mii or to completely avoid marriage altogether and miss out on the exclusive content that comes with it.”Marini said Saturday that he was “very happy” with Nintendo’s response. “I don’t believe they are a homophobic company at all,” Marini said. “I think that the exclusion of same-sex relationships was just an unfortunate oversight.”Yet the issue does mark a cultural divide between Japan, where gay marriage is not legal, and North America and Europe, where gay marriage has become legal in some places. It also highlights the problems with “localization,” the process when games are changed to suit different locales and customs.The uproar prompted Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo Co. and its subsidiary Nintendo of America Inc. to pledge to create a more inclusive “Tomodachi” installment in the future.“We are committed to advancing our longtime company values of fun and entertainment for everyone,” Nintendo said on Friday. “We pledge that if we create a next installment in the ‘Tomodachi’ series, we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.”While many English-language games don’t feature gay characters, several role-playing series produced by English-speaking developers, such as Electronic Arts, “The Sims,” Microsoft Studios’ “Fable” and Bethesda Softworks’ “The Elder Scrolls,” have allowed players to create characters that can woo others of the same sex, as well as marry and have children.After Nintendo said this past week — in response to Marini’s growing campaign — that it wouldn’t add same-sex relationship options to “Tomodachi Life,” the publisher of such gaming franchises as “The Legend of Zelda” and “Mario Bros.” was called out by fans and organizations such as the gay advocacy group GLAAD.“Nintendo has taken a first step, but if the company’s longtime values are rooted in ‘fun and entertainment for everyone,’ then it needs to catch up to peers like Electronic Arts, which has been inclusive of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) gamers for years,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang FILE – This photo provided by Nintendo shows the cover of the video game, “Tomodachi Life.” Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of the life-simulator video game. But the publisher said it was too late to make changes. Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organizations in early May 2014 after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game set for release June 6, 2014 in North America and Europe. (AP Photo/Nintendo) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
She went on have a baby son by him, born three months after Paul died.The couple split in 1970 and he never saw Peter again until Mr Booth faced him in court and told the jury what he saw.In graphic evidence, a baby doll was marked up to show the different injuries found on Paul’s body and shown to the jury.Home Office pathologist Dr Mark Egan then hit the doll’s head on a hard surface to show how the skull fracture could have been caused.Dearlove, who had no previous convictions, moved to London after his split with Mrs Booth, and started a new life.He married, had two daughters and is now a grandfather. Dearlove was 21 when he moved in with Carol Booth, now deceased, and her three children, and told the jury he liked them but did not love them. “However, sadly Paul was not given the opportunity to live his life due to the cruel and wicked actions of David Dearlove.”This was a man who entered Paul’s life and was supposedly to act as a father figure to Paul.”A man, who was supposed to care for him and look after him.”Instead of doing this he ended Paul’s life in the most violent way.”The actions of David Dearlove on October 1 1968 not only physically killed Paul but also destroyed his memory.”He was buried into an unmarked grave the location of which remains unknown and he was not spoken about for many years.”However, we now believe as a family that this court case has shown everyone that Paul did live a life and that his memory will never be forgotten.” He and his sister Stephanie Marron also said they had suffered assaults and cruelty at the hands of Dearlove while in the household. David Dearlove and Paul Booth, in a photograph that was posted on Facebook Credit:Cleveland Police Paul was not given the opportunity to live his life due to the cruel and wicked actions of David Dearlove.Paul Booth’s family The house in Haverton Hill, Stockton where Paul Booth diedCredit: Cleveland Police John Brennan from the CPS said: “For almost 50 years David Dearlove has lied about the death of his stepson, who he said fell out his bed and accidentally injured his head…Those lies have been exposed thanks to Peter Booth, and Dearlove will now face the consequences of his horrendous actions.”Alongside Mr Booth’s testimony the CPS was able to present medical evidence that assessed the injuries Paul suffered five decades ago in light of scientific developments since then.”This included evidence concerning bruising to Paul’s ankles, which supported Mr Booth’s account that Dearlove had grabbed him and swung him into the fireplace that evening.”Thanks to Mr Booth’s bravery and that of his sister who also assisted the investigation, as well as the clear evidence presented to the jury, Dearlove will be held to account for Paul Booth’s death.” Dearlove denied all of the allegations, but today, he was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 13 years. He was also jailed for four years to run concurrently with the life sentence for three child cruelty offences. Mr Justice Males said Peter had been “haunted” by his childhood memories.He said Stephanie had tried to bury the memories but had been forced to relive them when she gave evidence in court. A man who witnessed the murder of his brother when he was three-years-old has been praised for his bravery in coming forwards 49-years later to secure the conviction of his stepfather for the killing having been “haunted” by his memories. Peter Booth went to the police after he became incensed when he saw a photo on Facebook of his little brother Paul sitting on David Dearlove’s knee.The trial heard how Paul was taken ill at his home on Rodney Street, in Haverton Hill, Stockton, on the evening of October 1, 1968.He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding around the brain, and died hours later.The child was in the sole care of Dearlove, who said it was a tragic accident from Paul falling from his bed on to an uncarpeted concrete floor.Police investigated at the time but no action was taken and an open verdict was recorded at Paul’s inquest.But five decades later, Peter came forward and said he had seen Dearlove swing Paul by his ankles and bash his head on the fireplace through the living room door when he went downstairs to get a drink. Outside court, Paul’s family said he would have celebrated his 50th birthday this year but instead he lies in an now-unidentifiable grave at the Haverton Hill baptist church, since closed and demolished.In a statement they said: “Thinking about this makes us sad, as Paul would have been a man, no doubt married and more than likely with children of his own. Photo issued by Cleveland Police of Paul Booth in September 1968Credit:Cleveland Police/PA Wire 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.
IT’S MIDWAY THROUGH the week and you want to get up to speed on the latest news topics and catch up on opinions and insights.We’re here to help you do just that, with our three midweek longreads:1. Toxic truthSarin is the chemical confirmed to have been used in the deadly attack in Damascus, Syria – but what is Sarin? Ian Sample writes about the history of this lethal poison, and why it is “one of the most murderous weapons in modern warfare”. (The Guardian )Approximately 9 minutes reading time – 1980 wordsSarin takes such a dreadful toll on the body by interfering with a specific but crucial aspect of the nervous system. It blocks an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, with devastating consequences. Nerves that usually switch on and off to control muscle movements can no longer be switched off. Instead, they fire constantly. 2. Power and diseaseEva Hershaw writes in The Atlantic about the fact that marital sex represents the single greatest risk for HIV infection in rural Mexico. She meets HIV+ women and finds out why ‘machismo is deadly’. (The Atlantic) Approximately 13 minutes reading time – 2634 wordsTears came easy as they described the moment they received their diagnosis, the children and grandchildren who brought meaning to their lives, and the fears that continued to haunt their thoughts. All the stories had one common thread: each of the women at the workshop got HIV from their long-term partners, most of them from their husbands.3. Reality bitesOver in Opinion and Insight, Lisa McInerney tackles a recent profile of a reality TV star that drew ire online. She asks: should we direct our distaste at airhead figures like Roz Flanagan, or the system that creates them? (TheJournal.ie)Approximately 4 minutes reading time – 805 wordsIt might come as a shock to Ireland’s C-list, but people in general have little problem with the moneyed; Hello magazine wouldn’t sell at all if everyone was wound up over Kate Middleton’s audacious shoe collection. Sky wouldn’t use David Beckham’s snazzy, espresso-sipping lifestyle as a way to sell its products if the rest of us didn’t find him a teeny-tiny bit inspirational.Want some more longreads? Then check out Sitdown Sunday>
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Over 150 Messinians from Adelaide and Sydney met with their compatriots in Melbourne, in a climate of unity and optimism for the future, at the special gathering of Messinians of Australia held last Friday at the premises of the Pammessinian Brotherhood of Melbourne Papaflessas.The special event was jointly organised by Messinian associations of Melbourne – the Pammessinian Brotherhood of Melbourne Papaflessas, Pantryfiliaki Union of Victoria, Society Kalamata 23 March, Panpyliaki Brotherhood Navarino of Melbourne and Association Pamisos, Navarino Society of Adelaide and Pan-Messinian Association of Sydney.Attending the event were Victorian politicians of Messinian background, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Energy and Resources, Nicholas Kotsiras, and Shadow Minister for Community Services, Children, Seniors and Ageing, Jenny Mikakos.On behalf of all Messinian societies of Victoria, the president of Papaflessas Brotherhood, George Kallianis, welcomed all the Messinians from interstate and Victoria. “It’s a big day for the Messinians of Australia,” he said, emphasising that foundations for the unity of the Messinians have been laid.Minister Nicholas Kotsiras addressed the attending crowd, saying it was his great pleasure to be invited to the gathering of Messinians of Australia. “I admit that when I was invited to this meeting I couldn’t believe it – I am impressed that my dear Messinians are all here, together,” Minister Kotsiras said. He also emphasised that community associations should attract young people and hand them over the reins. “I know that it’s something very difficult, but we can make it happen, help them and make them feel that they can offer something to our communities.”The gathering continued throughout the weekend with various events, including a visit to the Greek Lonsdale Street Festival.
Découvrez en images les grandes migrations suivies par National Geographic”Great Migrations” – National Geographic Channel propose une magnifique série documentaire en quatre épisodes sur les grandes migrations animales ce dimanche.”Avancer pour vivre”, “Assurer sa descendance”, “Combattre pour survivre” et “Lutter pour se nourrir”. A travers ces quatre épisodes, National Geographic a voulu raconter la destinée de nombreuses espèces animales comme les méduses dorées, grands requins blancs, chauve-souris, éléphants du Mali, fourmis légionnaires, éléphants de mer, zèbres, et bien d’autres encore. Pour ce faire, le tournage a duré presque 3 ans. Les équipes de la chaîne se sont rendues dans 20 pays et ont parcouru plus de 680.000 kilomètres.Chaque année, les animaux sont des millions à entamer un périple difficile, à travers les océans et continents. Des migrations extraordinaires qui s’effectuent parfois sur des dizaines de milliers de kilomètres. Une question : “Qu’est-ce qui les pousse à courir ainsi ?”. L’instinct, la survie de l’espèce, la terre elle-même, explique le premier épisode de la série, dont la voix-off en français est celle de l’acteur Vincent Cassel. Véritable course contre la montre à cause du changement climatique et des saisons qui se succèdent, ces tortueux périples ont des fins différentes : la famine pousse les ruminants à rechercher de plus verts pâturages, la survie de l’espèce incite les crabes et autres animaux à se diriger vers des lieux où ils pourront se reproduire.Parmi les images fascinantes du documentaire, celles tournées en Amérique du nord relatent ainsi le long voyage vers le Mexique des papillons monarques, guidés par le soleil et très endurants. “La seule carte dont ils disposent est inscrite dans leurs gènes”, précise la voix-off.A un autre endroit de la planète, depuis les forêts des îles Christmas où ils ont élu résidence, les crabes rouges s’adonnent à un marathon de l’extrême pour se rendre sur les plages et s’accoupler, bravant les fourmis, les voitures et le soleil, qui les menace de déshydratation. Ils retourneront aussitôt dans leur forêt après avoir assuré la survie de leur espèce.Le premier épisode nous emmène aussi en Afrique, où les épreuves que doivent affronter les ruminants, à l’affût des pluies saisonnières, sont très différentes : éviter les charognards et prédateurs qui guettent pour subvenir eux aussi à leurs besoins alimentaires.Les épisodes suivants dévoilent d’autres passages inédits de ces grandes migrations. Les équipes de National Geographic ont arpenté le globe pour livrer ces images à couper le souffle, tournées dans des sites spectaculaires et dans des conditions climatiques parfois extrêmes. Découvrez en images ces grandes migrations animales : https://www.maxisciences.com/great-migration/les-grandes-migrations-animales-vues-par-national-geographic_art10351.html Le 12 novembre 2010 à 09:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced steps to improve the safety of shipping crude oil by rail, but unlike its Canadian counterpart, it is taking a voluntary approach to the phase-out of older tank cars long known to be vulnerable in derailments.The department recommended that petroleum producers that ship by rail discontinue the use of older DOT-111 model tank cars. The National Transportation Safety Board has warned for years that the cars punctured easily in derailments, leading to spills and fires with flammable liquids.The cars have performed poorly in the past several years in derailments involving ethanol, and more recently crude oil.But like other efforts since the beginning of this year involving train speeds, track inspections and routing decisions, DOT’s tank car recommendations are not mandatory. In contrast, Transport Canada two weeks ago required a three-year phase-out of older tank cars.The department did match Canada’s requirement that railroads disclose to state and county emergency management officials the routing, volume and frequency of crude oil shipments.After a CSX train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Lynchburg, Va., last week, the city’s mayor said he wasn’t aware that the shipments had been passing through his community every day since December.
The Chinese stock markets have fallen sharply in recent trading sessions, leading to speculations that such a fall will see a diversion of funds from China to other emerging markets like India.But analysts contradict such expectations, saying the Chinese authorities are well prepared to avert a major decline in the country’s equity markets.The Chinese benchmark Shanghai Composite index closed at 4,035 levels on Monday, falling nearly 22 percent in the past nine sessions. Prior to this fall, the index had gained nearly 155 percent to 5,166 levels since June last year.The sell-off comes in the wake of intensifying concerns that a bull run will start fading, having lasted for one year, amidst chances of economic slowdown in the country.”Chinese markets have had an unprecedented run in 2015 amidst hopes of a soft landing and a gradual recovery in the global economy, a key driver for Chinese exports. We believe chances of a sudden incremental collapse in Chinese markets are remote, particularly after the ongoing sell-off, but not zero,” Tirthankar Patnaik, India Strategist at Japan-based Mizuho Bank, told Business Standard.On Saturday, the Chinese central bank had announced a cut in interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) to 4.85 percent, its fourth rate cut in the past seven months.The country has witnessed a massive increase in retail investor participation in the stock markets in the past one year, encouraged by expectations over policy moves to support growth and better returns in equity markets.Chinese markets saw an addition of 1.6 million new investors in April, up 83 percent than the previous year, accoring to a report by Barron’s Asia.However, the markets have been on the downtrend for the past few weeks, as concerns grow over high valuations, weak corporate earnings and a deceleration in economic activity.The decline in Chinese stock markets has raised speculations that foreign investors may pull out the money to invest in other attractive emerging markets like India.Analysts disagree with such expectations, saying the current bull-run in Chinese markets is mainly driven by retail investors and the authorities are already to pull the trigger if they witness further slowdown in the economy.”However, events since late 2013 tell us that the PBOC (People’s Bank of China) and the Chinese government remain in a position to avert sudden rise in uncertainty, which would be a precursor to a fall. India’s benefit from capital outflows from China remains contingent on the process being gradual; we believe a sudden drop in Chinese markets is unlikely to be a beneficiary to any emerging market peer,” Patnaik said.
Nikhil WairagarPR HandoutNikhil Wairagar, who is known for movies like Jalsa , Gatmat , Headline and also for his famous song Bai Wadyawar Ya from movie Jalsa , now turns into director. He is going to make his directorial debut with the movie “Hero” soon.Nikhil Wairagar, who started his carrier as a cricketer, and played many matches for his college, club , district level , state level and also corporate matches, had intrest in acting from young age. He had worked in many plays – both in English and Marathi, before getting work in films as actor. Later, he decided to completely move towards film industry and now from acting and writing, he turns into direction.As Gatmat movie, which was written by Nikhil Wairagar himself, got good response from the audience, he is now working on a project named Hero, which is also written by him and he is going to direct it for the first time . He is working in film industry for more than nine years and now he thinks he has learnt many things related to filmmaking. He is confident that he has chosen a good subject for his direction debut. He is working on the script for 6 months and now it is ready to go on floor soon .His upcoming movies like “Tu Fakta Ho Mhan” and “Tanga Palti Ghode Farar “in which he has done acting in a lead role are also in post-production stage .Marathi film industry is currently rising, and Nikhil thinks bringing unique films will make Marathi industry grow stronger. The casting of the film will soon be finalised.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump speaks during a visit to Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERSBritain’s Daily Mail agreed on Wednesday to pay Melania Trump an undisclosed sum and issue an apology after it published an article saying the US first lady had offered “services beyond simply modelling” in her former job.President Donald Trump’s wife, 46, had sued the publisher of the Daily Mail in Britain and also filed a $150 million (120 million pound) lawsuit against it in New York, claiming the article had cost her millions of dollars in potential business.A person familiar with the situation said the settlement was worth less than $3 million, including legal costs and damages.The Daily Mail, which runs what it calls the world’s largest English-language newspaper website, apologised for the article on Wednesday and issued a retraction on its home page.“An article on 20th August 2016 about Melania Trump… questioned the nature of her work as a professional model, and republished allegations that she provided services beyond simply modelling,” publisher Associated Newspapers said.“We accept that these allegations about Mrs Trump are not true and we retract and withdraw them … we have agreed to pay her damages and costs.”At the High Court in London, Trump’s lawyer said the article, headlined “Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump”, was published as a two-page spread and accompanied by an old photo of Melania Trump standing naked with her front against a wall but looking back at the camera.“Readers of the newspaper that day could not fail to miss the article”, John Kelly told the court. “The article included false and defamatory claims about the claimant which questioned the nature of her work as a professional model.“The suggestion that such allegations even merit investigation is deeply offensive and has caused a great deal of upset and distress to the claimant,” he said.
Babies as young as two-year-olds are adept at using touch screens, and can swipe, unlock and actively search for features on smartphones and tablets, a new study has found.This level of interactivity is akin to play, the researchers said, suggesting that the technology might have a potential role in childhood developmental assessment. They base their findings on 82 questionnaires on touch screen access and use, completed by the parents of children aged between 12 months and three years. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nine out of 10 parents who owned a touch screen device said their child was able to swipe.Half of them said their child was able to unlock the screen, and nearly two-thirds felt their child actively searched for touch screen features. In 1999, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommended that screen time be discouraged in children under the age of two. However, the researchers involved in the study suggest that these recommendations were made before the advent of touch screen media, which might have a different impact on the developing brains of toddlers.“Interactive touch screen applications offer a level of engagement not previously experienced with other forms of media and are more akin to traditional play,” they wrote.The findings were published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
A compound found in olive oil may help prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study says.Research on oleic acid – the primary ingredient in olive oil – has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.The oily substance – one of a group of nutrients known as fatty acids – stimulates the production of a cell molecule whose function is to prevent cancer-causing proteins from forming.”While we cannot yet say that olive oil in the diet helps prevent brain cancer, our findings do suggest that oleic acid can support the production of tumour-suppressing molecules in cells grown in the lab,” said lead researcher Gracjan Michlewski of the University of Edinburgh in Britain. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Further studies could help determine the role that olive oil might have in brain health,” Michlewski added.Their findings, published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, point towards possible therapies based on the oil to prevent brain cancer from occurring.The scientists analysed the effect of oleic acid on a cell molecule, known as miR-7, which is active in the brain and is known to suppress the formation of tumours.They found that oleic acid prevents a cell protein, known as MSI2, from stopping production of miR-7.In this way, the olive oil component supports the production of miR-7, which helps prevent tumours from forming, the study said.Researchers made their discoveries in tests on human cell extracts and in living cells in the laboratory.
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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 | 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 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. Webinar | Enterprise Imaging| May 16, 2019 WEBINAR: Realizing the Value of Enterprise Imaging: 5 Key Strategies for Success 5 key strategies for success when adopting an enterprise imaging system Speaker:Todd DohertyEnterprise Imaging Network Product Management – Cloud Solutions Todd Doherty is a member of Change Healthcare’s Enterprise Imaging Cloud Solutions team, and currently serves as the director of product management in data services. Doherty comes with over 20 years of experience in technology. Before joining Change Healthcare in 2018, Doherty lead product management in mobile financial services at Amdocs, where he delivered highly-scalable solutions on the cloud in several global markets. In his current role, Doherty is part of the product management team delivering a cloud-native enterprise Imaging solution as a service. He has an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor degree in international business from Ball State University. 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Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed global air traffic results for the month of July, citing a reduction in growth for both air travel and freight business. Although worldwide passenger demand increased 3.4 percent compared to the same month last year, this figure represents a downturn following June’s 6.3 percent increase. Air cargo demand witnessed significant reductions, down 3.2 percent in July compared with the same period in 2011. In order to stabilise load factors and develop profitability, airlines have reduced capacity. “The uncertain economic outlook is having a negative impact on demand for air transport… the growth trend is clearly slowing,” IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said. “This, along with rising fuel prices is likely to make it a tough second half of the year.”IATA has been reporting reduced air transport demand since the beginning of the year. International passenger market growth for June 2012 was up 7.5 percent on last year, while July results only garnered a 3.5 percent rise compared to July 2011. Domestic markets also experienced slow growth, continuing the trend that began early in 2012; traffic rose 3.1 percent year-on year, down from 4.2 percent in June. Despite the turbulent global economic climate China and Brazil recorded strong domestic growth. “The huge success of the London Olympics was also an important reminder of the vital role that international aviation plays in bringing the world together and facilitating global mega-events,” Mr Tyler said. “Now all eyes are on Brazil which will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics and aviation will play a key role there as well.”