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Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

first_imgWashington, Nov 16 (PTI) Reversing an Obama-era ban, the Trump administration has decided to issue permits for elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe, which environmental groups say would lead to more poaching.A US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) official said the agency received new information from Zambia and Zimbabwe that the move would benefit conservation in their countries.The FWS, under former president Barack Obama, determined in 2015 that importing the trophies would not benefit the species in the two African countries.The FWS official said the US move will allow the two African countries to include US sport hunting as part of their management plans for the elephants and allow them to put “much-needed revenue back into conservation.””Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation,” the FWS sokesperson said in a statement.Critics, however, note the restrictions were created by the Obama administration in 2014 because the African elephant population had dropped. The animals are listed in the US Endangered Species Act, which requires the US government to protect endangered species in other countries.”We cant control what happens in foreign countries, but what we can control is a restriction on imports on parts of the animals,” CNN quoted Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, as saying.”Reprehensible behavior by the Trump Admin,” tweeted the Elephant Project.”100 elephants a day are already killed,” the group said, adding that, “This will lead to more poaching.”advertisementThe number of elephants in the wild plummeted 30 per cent overall between 2007 and 2014, despite large scale conservation efforts. In some places it has dropped more than 75 per cent due to ivory poaching.In 2016, there were just over 350,000 elephants still alive in the wild, down from millions in the early 20th Century.US President Donald Trumps sons Donald Jr. and Eric are themselves big game hunters, US media reported.Several years ago, Trump Jr. was criticised for posting a photo of himself with a dead elephants severed tail.Safari Club International, a worldwide network of hunters, cheered the announcement by the Trump administration.”We appreciate the efforts of the Service and the US Department of the Interior to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife,” SCI President Paul Babaz said in a statement. PTI AKJ AKJlast_img read more

10 months agoWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth rout

first_imgWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen hailed the manner of Tottenham’s rout of Bournemouth yesterday.The Dane was among the goalscorers for the 5-0 win.He said, “It’s always nice to know that you will score at some point. “With the players we have, someone will score at any point, even in the first 10 minutes not playing as well as we could and still scoring and leading – that gives you the confidence and the trust in your team that you can sit back, be professional, be focused and that you will win the game.”Spurs fullback – and fellow goalscorer – Kyle Walker-Peters added: “There’s a buzz around the team at the moment, we’re winning games and everyone is confident. When I step on the pitch I have that confidence as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

President, Vice President, PM extend Holi greetings

first_imgNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi.”Greetings and best wishes to fellow citizens in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Holi,” tweeted Kovind, who had also released a statement on Wednesday.”The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of spring and fraternity in our society. May it bring peace, joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives,” Kovind said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsNaidu tweeted that Holi was a celebration of the victory of good over evil and a festival that expresses joy, camaraderie and conviviality.Modi also extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Holi and said that the festival of joy and gaiety would strengthen the colour of unity and goodwill.Extending wishes, Rahul Gandhi said: “Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holi. I pray to God that this festival brings colours to your life.”last_img read more

Beer company operated by Busch heir going out of business

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri brewery that makes Kraftig beer, which is operated by an heir to the family that founded Anheuser-Busch, is going out of business.The William K. Busch Brewing Co. announced the decision Wednesday, citing market demand. Busch said in a statement that he hopes to eventually return to the brewery business.The company says Kraftig will continue to be available in stores while supplies last, which is expected to be through September.The brewery began operation in 2011 in Brentwood, a St. Louis suburb.Busch is a son of August “Gussie” Busch Jr., the longtime leader of Anheuser-Busch credited with building the St. Louis brewer into the dominant force of the beer market. Anheuser-Busch was sold to Belgian brewer InBev in 2008.The Associated Press

Looting paralyzes food distribution in DR of Congo – UN

“We have just been through the worst situation, with our staff and offices coming under attack in Kinshasa, Kalemie, Lubumbashi and Kisangani,” said Felix Bamezon, WFP Representative and Country Director for the DRC. “We need security to continue our life-saving work.” WFP has been providing 150,000 people in South Kivu province with 3,500 tonnes of food a month through nutritional centres and hospitals, as well as to food-for-work and other programmes. Thousands of Congolese attacked UN offices and peacekeeping bases yesterday, angry that fewer than 1,000 UN peacekeepers were unable to prevent 2,000 to 4,000 rebels from seizing Bukavu, South Kivu’s provincial capital, on Wednesday. The DRC’s military in Bukavu unexpectedly collapsed, the chief of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations said. Fifteen DRC nationals working for WFP remained in the city, most of them hiding with their families for a second day. The last two WFP international staff members in Bukavu were taken yesterday by a helicopter owned by the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) to the north-eastern city of Goma. Before his evacuation to Goma, the head of WFP’s office in Bukavu, Ndeley Agbaw, said civilians looted two barges loaded with 270 tonnes of food aid on Wednesday. The homes of WFP staff were also ransacked. In an indication of the confusion surrounding events, he said he had visited a nearby WFP warehouse which, contrary to an earlier report, had not been looted. In the eastern town of Kalemie, a WFP warehouse containing 1,000 tonnes of food was looted, as was the WFP office. One WFP international staff member there was placed under MONUC protection and was later relocated to the south-eastern city of Lubumbashi. In Lubumbashi, stone-throwing protesters smashed the windows of an office used by WFP and other UN agencies, Mr. Bamezon said. He added that in the north-eastern city of Kisangani, WFP staff members were told to stay at home for their safety. There a mob burned down the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office and smashed shop windows. Earlier this week the UN Security Council condemned “the incitement of hatred, especially against members of the local community, in particular those aimed at the Banyamulenge,” or Congolese Tutsis. More than 2,000 Banyamulenge from the Bukavu area fled into neighbouring Rwanda over the past couple of weeks, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which has been taking care of them. read more

Heres how many people were treated for alcohol dependence in Irish hospitals

first_imgNEW RESEARCH SHOWS that 39 people a day were admitted to Irish hospitals to be treated for alcohol dependence in one year alone.The figures compiled by doctors found that 14,239 people had to be admitted with alcohol issues in 2011 – and doctors say that the actual treatment for people with serious alcohol problems remains problematic.Doctors surveyed for the research said there is an over-reliance on voluntary organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous to provide support to patients with alcohol problems; just 5 per cent of doctors surveyed said they were able to refer patients directly to psychological services to deal with their addiction.The research also found there was a massive increase in the number of people treated for liver disease related to high alcohol intake during the boom years. However since 2011, there has been a significant drop.Researchers found a 335 per cent increase in hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease in the years beginning in 1995. This began dropping in 2008, with a 16 per cent decline in 2011.“The surprising thing is that this reduction has not happened sooner,” said Professor Aiden McCormick of St Vincent’s Hospital.Doctors at the liver units in St Vincent’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Dublin carried out the study, which will be presented at a meeting of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology in Kerry today.Read: 17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber > Read: How poitín went from illegal moonshine to being sold in Tesco >last_img read more

Weird Wide Web Holograms doorbells and a turbo snail

first_imgWELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.App of the weekHere’s a handy app for the uber paranoid among you. The DoorBot, a doorbell camera, now transmits audio and video feed to your smartphone or tablet over a Wi-Fi network whenever someone rings your doorbell, Business Insider reports. They can’t see or hear you unless you choose to use your audio feed to talk to them so you can avoid door-to-door salespeople, nosy neighbours or the entire world if you like.It’s currently only available in the US but we can live in hope that someday we can all completely close ourselves off from society too.(Image: TeamChristieStreet/YouTube)Online TV series of the week (Image: Google Play Store)Read all previous Weird Wide Webs> David Fincher’s House of Cards has been the talk of the online town since it was launched (only) on Netflix and now the company has announced it will produce a new animated series, AP reported this week. The series will be based on DreamWorks’ upcoming movie, “Turbo,” which is about an adorable snail who gets the power of super speed after getting in a freak accident. We’re excited.(Video: DreamworksAnimation/YouTube)Closest thing to a real-life hologram of the weekWe’re getting so close to being able to mimic everything that ever happened in Star Trek. We’re not quite at the holodeck level yet but the U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi is still pretty impressive. Users wear virtual reality goggles that overlay the image of an avatar on a green clad robot which they can then interact with, TechCrunch reported.(Video: pinktentacle3/YouTube)Throwback to the 90s app of the weekRemember those hours and hours you spent tirelessly caring for your Tamagotchi back in the day? Well soon you may have a chance to relive that, on your table or smartphone. The Tamogitchi L.I.F.E app launched in the US and Canada for Android phones on Thursday. It has everything your old Tamagotchi has with some neat new features including the ability to share every single thing you do with your pet with all your Facebook friends. Fingers crossed, we’ll get it soon.last_img read more

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

first_img Source: DrinkAware.ieThe authors of the study suggest that screening, interventions for heavy drinking, and treatment for alcohol use disorders should be implemented to reduce the impact alcohol has on a person developing dementia.Premature deaths “The findings indicate that heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders are the most important risk factors for dementia, and especially important for those types of dementia which start before age 65, and which lead to premature deaths,” study co-author Dr Jürgen Rehm said. Source: Shutterstock/g-stockstudioREGULARLY DRINKING ALCOHOL can increase a person’s risk of developing dementia, according to new research.A study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France found that alcohol-related disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.The study, published in the The Lancet Public Health journal, looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic use of alcohol.Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.The World Health Organization (WHO) defines chronic heavy drinking as consuming more than 60 grams pure alcohol on average per day for men (about three pints of beer) and 40 grams per day for women. Short URL Share128 Tweet Email9 39 Comments Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 15,761 Views Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM By Órla Ryan Alcohol-induced brain damage and dementia are preventable, and known-effective preventive and policy measures can make a dent into premature dementia deaths.Dr Rehm added that, on average, alcohol use disorders shorten life expectancy by more than 20 years, and dementia is one of the leading causes of death for these people.In the study there was a significant gender split in terms of early-onset dementia.While the overall majority of dementia patients were women, almost two-thirds of all early-onset dementia patients (64.9%) were men.Alcohol use disorders were also associated with all other independent risk factors for dementia onset, including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, lower education, depression and hearing loss. The authors said this suggests that such disorders may contribute in many ways to the risk of dementia.Read: ‘We’re failing children’: One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglectRead: Minister says it’s ‘absolutely deadly’ that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams Wednesday 21 Feb 2018, 8:51 AM last_img read more

She was wasting away Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 27th 2017, 11:15 PM A SINGAPORE COUPLE who starved their Philippine maid until she weighed just 29 kilograms (64 pounds) were jailed in a case described as “shocking” by prosecutors who vowed to seek stiffer sentences.Trader Lim Choon Hong, 48, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined Sg$10,000 (€6,500), while his wife Chong Sui Foon, also 48, was jailed for three months, the couple’s lawyer told AFP.Critics were outraged by what they saw as lenient penalties for the couple, who will remain free on bail pending the prosecution appeal for tougher penalties.Both were convicted last year of violating employment laws by failing to provide enough food for their maid, Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, over a 15-month period in 2013 and 2014 at their condominium in the posh Orchard Road area.MalnourishedState prosecutors, who have described the systematic starvation as “downright shocking in its extremity and severity”, are pushing for the pair to be jailed for the maximum 12 months.Gawidan, who is in her 40s, had stopped menstruating because she was getting only 75% of the recommended level of iron, a nutrition expert testified at the trial.She was also losing her hair because she was taking less than half her requirement of zinc, according to the expert.“Simply put, she was wasting away,” the prosecutors said in a submission to the court.“It is sickening that the victim had been forced to endure inhumane treatment of such cruelty and duration in what must have been for her an unspeakably hellish and unbearable existence.”They said the poor quality and small quantity of food fed to Gawidan “are intuitively repugnant to basic notions of humane and ethical treatment in a developed society”.Gawidan lost almost 20kg during her time working for the couple, who only allowed her to eat two meals a day, usually a few slices of white bread and small portions of instant noodles prepared by Chong.They also packed meagre meals for her when she went with the family on vacation to Hong Kong, the court heard.Degrading treatmentThe nutrition expert testified that the maid’s daily calorie intake was only about 900 calories, much less than the 1,700 calories she needed to sustain her normal activities.Gawidan had no access to her mobile phone and was not allowed to go out on her own to buy food.She was only allowed to shower once or twice a week and could only use the condominium’s common toilet.“Moreover, she was subject to even more degrading treatment… she suffered the indignity of (the wife) standing inside the toilet while she showered so as to monitor her,” the prosecutors said.Gawidan ran away in April 2014 and called a compatriot for help, a decision the prosecutors said could have saved her life.She was taken to a migrant workers’ shelter which helped her file a complaint with the manpower ministry.The couple’s lawyer Raymond Lye told AFP they were “remorseful and sincere in expressing their regret”.Many Singapore households depend on foreign domestic help. In 2016 there were 239,700 foreign maids working in the affluent city-state, mostly from Indonesia and the Philippines.© – AFP 2017Read: Trump taps his son-in-law to run government like a business> 10 Comments ‘She was wasting away’: Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid She was only allowed to shower once or twice a week and could only use the condominium’s common toilet. 22,121 Views Share47 Tweet Email5 Monday 27 Mar 2017, 11:15 PM By AFP Image: Shutterstock/chainarong06 Image: Shutterstock/chainarong06 Short URLlast_img read more

A new life for theatre of Dionysos

first_imgA Greek archaeologist will be coming to Australia to speak on the theatre and sanctuary of Dionysos, on the south side slope of the Athenian Acropolis. Dr Christina Papastamati-von Moock, on behalf the Greek Ministry of Culture and sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, will present a lecture in Greek on her recent research of the cult site of Dionysos. She will evaluate what role it had in the development of Euripides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes and Menander and how their work impacted modern western culture. The theatre and the sanctuary was one of the most important cultural centres in the ancient world. The theatre was dedicated to Dionysos who was a popular god with all the different classes in Ancient Athens. Professor Peter Wilson, William Ritchie Professor of Classics, University of Sydney, said he is “particularly excited” about this upcoming lecture. “She’s on a special committee for the restoration of the monuments on the Acropolis and the most famous one, of course, is the restoration of the Parthenon. But she’s an archaeologist working on a committee that looks at all the monuments on the south side of the Acropolis, and the most famous and important is the theatre of Dionysos. And she’s done fantastic work in both getting the actual site of the first theatre into beautiful condition. It used to be a real jumble of stones from all sorts of different periods and it was all in a bit of a mess but now it’s in a wonderful shape to see, and now she’s managed to do some minor exploratory work in the theatre which has not been done for well over a century by anybody and she’s found evidence of the earliest stages of the development of the theatre which is really very exciting. She has evidence that is going to reshape the way we think about the early history of that theatre which is wonderful.” Dr Papastamati-von Moock will present a lecture, in Greek, at the CCANESA Boardroom on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Culture, titled “The Theatre and the Temple of Dionysos on the south slope of the Athenian Acropolis”. The one hour lecture will begin at 6.00 pm and will focus on the sanctuary and theatre of Dionysos, a god who held great power in all aspects of the Athenian society, and the relationship between the Greco-Roman antiquities. The lecture not only focuses on Athens but the entire Greco-Roman population in what promises to be an interesting and informative format. The lecture will be held on Thursday 14 July. Bookings are essential for this event and cost $15 each. For more information contact or call (02) 9351 4759 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Kumail Nanjiani Plays an Unusual Orc in Shadow of War

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay The Big Sick and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will be lending his talents to the upcoming Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The actor/comedian plays an orc called The Agonizer. That name may sound intimidating, but as you’ll see in the video below, this orc is different from what you would expect.As Nanjiani explains, The Agonizer is an orc with a tendency of second guessing himself. Nanjiani does more than just lend his voice to the character. The actor’s face was fitted with special motion tracking technology that transferred his performance into the game. The Agonizer might be humorous, but he still fits nicely into the dark and gritty world of Shadow of War.Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will once again play as Talion/Celebrimbor. Now known as the Bright Lord, the heroes are taking the fight directly to the Dark Lord, Sauron. To accomplish this seemingly impossible task, players must amass an army of orcs, uruks, and monsters. The game also features an enhanced Nemesis System, which will make every playthrough different for each player.Expect Shadow of War to be released on October 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning that if you purchase it on Xbox, you can also play it on PC (and vice versa). It will also be enhanced for the Xbox One X. This will surely entice folks to purchase it for Microsoft’s upcoming console.I was a huge fan of Shadow of Mordor and am anticipating Shadow of War. I was lucky enough to actually play some of it during E3. If you want to know what I thought, make sure to check out my hands-on impressions of the game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Air Force vet overcomes adversity to earn FIU degree

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman received her college diploma, Sunday afternoon, reaching a personal milestone after overcoming a lifetime of obstacles.Cornelie Johnson was one of thousands of students who graduated from Florida International University at a ceremony held at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.The 31-year old U.S. Air Force veteran said she left an abusive home at a young age and bounced between relatives before ending up sleeping at the 24-hour grocery store where she worked.But Johnson persevered, refusing to give up. “All of this hard work. I’m done,” she said. “I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve come a long way. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and … I’ve had a good support system.”Johnson graduated with a bachelor of science in social work.She is an advocate for sexual assault victims, and she plans to make a career out of helping others.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Supreme Court To Decide Whether 2020 Census Will Include Citizenship Question

first_img Share Claire Harbage/NPRNewly sworn-in U.S. citizens rise from their seats during a 2018 naturalization ceremony in Alexandria, Va.The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The decision grants the administration’s request for an immediate review of a lower court’s ruling that stopped plans for the question. A hearing is expected to be held in April.The question asks, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?“The Trump administration is locked in a legal battle with dozens of states, cities and other groups that do not want the question to appear on forms for the constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S.The Census Bureau has not asked all households about U.S. citizenship status in close to 70 years, although a sample of households have encountered a citizenship question on a smaller Census Bureau survey now known as the American Community Survey. For the 1950 head count, census workers asked where members of all households were born. If people were born outside the U.S., census workers asked whether they were naturalized citizens of the U.S.Citing Census Bureau research, the groups suing argue that asking about citizenship status will depress census participation among households with noncitizens. That could lead to an undercount of immigrants and communities of color, which would have major implications for the way political power and federal funding are shared over the next decade.Pressure is mounting to resolve all of these disputes by June so that the printing of paper questionnaires for the census can proceed as scheduled.Population counts from the census determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state receives. They also guide the distribution of an estimated $880 billion a year in federal tax dollars to states and local communities for Medicare, schools and other public services.The Supreme Court’s decision comes a month after U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question. Furman’s decision for the two lead lawsuits based in Manhattan was the first major trial court ruling out of seven lawsuits over the Trump administration’s decision to add the question to the census.The administration maintains that the Justice Department wants responses to the question to better enforce part of the Voting Rights Act.In his 277-page opinion, however, Furman concluded that was not the “real reason” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved including the question on the census. The judge found Ross’ decision to be “arbitrary and capricious,” in part because adding the question is less effective and more expensive than an alternative method the Census Bureau recommended to Ross — compiling existing government records on citizenship.Furman also said that Ross made a “veritable smorgasbord of classic, clear-cut” violations of administrative law, including providing misleading statements about the citizenship question.Ross has said that the Justice Department “initiated” the request for the question. But court filings show that after discussing the question with Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Ross pressured his staff at the Commerce Department to get a formal request for the question from the Justice Department.Spokespeople for the Justice Department, which is representing the administration in these lawsuits, did not immediately respond to NPR’s inquiry about the Supreme Court’s decision.“Adding a citizenship question to the census would cause incalculable damage to our democracy,” said Dale Ho, one of the lead plaintiffs’ attorneys at the ACLU, in a statement. “The evidence presented at trial exposed this was the Trump administration’s plan from the get-go.”“The District Court recognized these facts in ruling in favor of our challenge and we look forward to seeing the Trump Administration in court once again,” said New York State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office represented some of the lead plaintiffs in district court under her predecessor.In an unusual move, the Trump administration’s attorneys appealed Furman’s ruling to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before asking the Supreme Court to bypass the 2nd Circuit and take on reviewing the decision earlier.Besides the two lead lawsuits in New York, district judges are hearing citizenship question cases in California, Maryland and Washington, D.C.Internal documents released as part of the lawsuits reveal that the Trump administration had prepared to defend adding a citizenship question in the country’s highest court.“Since this issue will go to the Supreme Court we need to be diligent in preparing the administrative record,” Commerce Department official Earl Comstock wrote in a 2017 email to Ross.“We should be very careful, about everything, whether or not it is likely to end up in the SC,” Ross replied.Copyright 2019 NPR. 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first_imgDon your mask, tie-on a cape and discover your inner hero at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s first ever Comic-Con at the Southeast Anchor Library on June 20, 10am-4pm. Fun and free programs for the entire family at the library including costume contest, workshops and best-selling comic authors and artists.SCHEDULED PROGRAMS:10:30am: Create your own super hero cape/mask.11:00am: Cosplay Panel Discussion: Come discover Cosplay and discuss the ethics the community uses.12 noon: Art Way Alliance Class: Intro to Comic Book Creation/ The Art of Penciling, Inking, Coloring and Lettering.1:00pm: Art Way Alliance Class: Drawing Word Game.1:00pm: Women and Comics Panel Discussion: Penelope Gaylord and Stephanie “Alaska” Kellum discuss what it means to be a woman in the comic industry.Call 410.545.4484 for details.last_img read more

Why Silicon Valley Uses Multiple Computer Displays and Why You Should Too

first_img Register Now » Walk into any fast-paced startup or high-powered tech company in Silicon Valley and you’ll see a lot of things that might not be traditional for a workplace. Unorthodox decorations, strange lighting and open floor plans will be the order of the day. Yet while tech company environments may be one-of-a-kind when it comes to snack bars and ping pong tables, one thing all seem to share are multiple computer displays for their computing needs.Related: Why Two Monitors Are More Productive Than OneUsing more than one monitor, in this way, has a long history. Banks of displays have their role everywhere from business to the realms of science fiction. It’s only relatively recently, however, that home and business computing has reached a point where it’s cheap enough — and computers are powerful enough — to run multiple monitors without extra internal hardware.Take a tour of any high-powered tech company, and other businesses, and you’ll see monitors everywhere. Microsoft workstations have two to three screens on average, and, often, large projectors. Even small, agile startups have docks for netbooks with additional monitors.So, what’s significant about that? you might ask. Well, using more than one display benefits anyone with a lot of work to do (read: entrepreneurs). Sure, this scenario might not be ideal for everyone, but it’s worth trying out for the following reasons:Convenient data accessOne of the best benefits to using more than one monitor at a time is having the screen real estate necessary to show you everything you need to see at once. When you’re writing a blog post, you can have a word processor and two to three browser windows open to access research, tools and references all at once. You don’t have to waste time tabbing and scrolling, trying to remember where a particular detail is. You just have them all on hand!The same goes for other forms of data access. Someone in a programming field can could have code references up in one window, the current project in another, a database query result in another and the tools necessary to compile whatever’s needed squirreled away in a corner. Nothing is buried, nothing is hidden; it’s all right there and easy to access.Part and parcel with data access is a reduction in errors. It’s easy to mix up numbers or introduce typos when translating data from one window to another, but when both are visible on screen at the same time, verification becomes easier.Active monitoringSome of us work in positions where a quick response time is crucial. A customer service or sales rep might want to jump on the chance to follow up on a new contact, so having an email window open at one end of a screen is a great benefit.  An IT worker might want server-health monitors or other displays visible, to spot a sporadic problem while at work on another task.What a second monitor — or a third, in some cases — provides is awareness. One screen can be devoted to a primary task, while a secondary screen to the side or above can serve as a window into information.  You can simply glance up or over to see how everything looks, rather than taking several moments to tab over or open an analytics window to check.You can also use part of a second monitor for certain productivity apps. Pomodoro timers and similar task-management aids are great for this; you won’t necessarily be as startled by a sudden alarm when a timer starts counting down.Task prioritizationOne great benefit few people mention is the ability to prioritize tasks while using multiple monitors. It takes some self-discipline, but we all inherently choose one monitor, or even one position on a large monitor, as a primary location. Your current active task goes right in the middle, surrounded by additional windows necessary to perform that task, while the next item or two oin your to-do list takes up tertiary positions on other screens.Related: We Test It: The Portable LED MonitorSome people might find this distracting or feel they need to multitask on each visible project simultaneously. Personally, I find I can focus on one task while the next one percolates in the back of my mind.  Once I finish the primary task, my subconscious has already formulated a few ideas for getting started on the next one.Jon Peddie Research has performed studies in 2002, 2012, and 2017 about the productivity increases involved with multiple monitor usage. It’s found that usage has steadily increased, and that productivity among multi-monitor users is on average 42 percent higher than single monitor users.AlternativesUsing more than one monitor isn’t necessarily required to gain the above benefits. There are an increasing number of ultra-wide monitors hitting the market. One ultra-wide monitor can be more useful than multiple standard monitors. For one thing, there’s no gap between them: You can spread out your windows however you like. They’re also often curved, for a more natural display and reduced stain on the neck and the eyes.One drawback to an ultra-wide monitor is that most programs and websites are not designed with a huge horizontal distance in mind. This leads to a lot of fiddling with window- and app-positioning, and resizing. As an alternative, to skip this, use virtual desktops. You can organize different virtualized desktops for different tasks, and switch between them quickly and easily.DrawbacksUsing multiple monitors isn’t for everyone. It’s not a perfect system, and there are some people today switching back to single screens.  Admittedly, you do require a certain level of discipline to avoid distractions while using two or more screens. They can be a pain in the neck — literally — if they aren’t positioned properly. They do require an appropriate amount of space on a desk or in a cubicle; and getting a setup that’s comfortable is a matter of trial and error. There’s also an adjustment necessary if you frequently work with a laptop or tablet on the road, and dock it, or use a multi-screen setup in the office or at home.Related: Apple Is Reportedly Trying to Make its Own DisplaysEven so, I still highly recommend giving multiple screens a try. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 9, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min readlast_img read more

How to Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Chromebook

first_img How to Right-Click on a Chromebook How to Snap Windows in Chrome OS Chromebook Tips Next Tip »» Use Skype on a Chromebook ✖ How to Redeem Your 100GB of Free Space Next Tips »» Set Up Offline Gmail Change Wallpaper on a Chromebook Use Dropbox on Your Chromebook and Add it to File Manager How to Unlock Chromebooks Using a PIN Number How to Force Quit on a Chromebook Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Chromebook Keep Google From Spying on Your Kid’s Chromebook How to Get Android Apps, Google Play Store on a Chromebook Your Chromebook is great at many tasks, but it can’t run your favorite Mac or Windows apps. Fortunately, it’s easy to remotely access any Windows or Mac computer from your Chromebook  and use all of its apps in a Window.To perform a remote session, each connected system needs to have the Chrome browser, and each browser must be signed into the same Google account. After that the set-up process is a cake walk. Simply install a plug-in in each machine’s Chrome browser, follow a few prompts, and you’ll be able to access your primary PC from your Chromebook, even if the Chrome browser is closed on the remote system.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Set up a Computer for Remote Access1. Open the Google Chrome browser on the PC or Mac you want to access remotely from your Chromebook.2. Open this page and click Add to Chrome.3. Click Add app.4. Open Chrome Remote Desktop from the apps view.5. Select the Google account you use on the Chromebook.6. Select Allow to confirm that you are granting the Chrome Remote Desktop app access to several settings and features.7. Select Continue in the dialogue box that explains you must grant extended permissions on this PC or Mac in order to access it remotely.8. Select “Get started” under My Computers.9. Click Enable remote connections.10. Click Accept and Install. PC users, if you do not see this window, feel free to skip to step 18.11. Open the downloaded file “chromeremotedesktop.dmg.”12. Open Chrome Remote Desktop Host.13. Click Install.14. Enter your password and click Install Software.15. Click Close.16. Click OK.17. Click OK.18. Enter your new PIN number twice and click OK.  19. Enter your system password and click OK.20. Click OK in the dialogue box that confirms remote access to your computer has been enabled.The PC/MAC you’re working on now appears in the My Computers section of the Chrome Remote Access desktop. You can change the name of the PC by clicking the Pencil icon to the right.Access a Remote Desktop from your Chromebook1. Launch the Chrome Remote Desktop app from your start menu. If the app is not installed, follow the steps above to install it.2. Select Allow Access to confirm that you are granting the Chrome Remote Desktop app access to several settings and features.Now systems connected to Remote Desktop app appear under My Computers.3. Select the system you want to access remotely.4. Enter the PIN you assigned to the computer to access it remotely and select Connect.The desktop of the remote computer appears on the screen.At the top left corner of the screen, you’ll find the name of the system you’re connected to and a menu button that opens a list of commands, including CTRL+ALT+DEL and performing screenshots.You can navigate the remote computer as you would were you in front of it. Note that the Chrome Remote Desktop app will playback audio from the remote computer on the local system. So if you want to listen to audio tracks or watch movies on the remote device and listen in on your Chromebook. You can also copy and paste text between the remote and local computers.Trying to figure out Google Cloud Print? Check out our walkthrough on how to print from a Chromebook. 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A princess for Ladysmith

first_img“I feel incredibly grateful and happy for achieving such an amazing title because, for a girl who has never had any modelling experience or been in a proper pageant before, to be first princess in my first real pageant is huge!” she exclaims.Rochelle’s mother, Evelyn van Eck, along with her father and brother, are all incredibly proud of her.“We are all very proud of her and we have been 100% behind her throughout the journey.“Everything she has achieved is all her own hard work.”Rochelle excelled in something she had no prior experience in and beyond her outer beauty, she truly has a heart for the community.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Rochelle van Eck certainly did her hometown proud when she was crowned first princess in the Miss Ballito competition on Sunday.The dazzling 21-year-old is originally from Ladysmith.Rochelle matriculated from Ladysmith High School in 2014 and moved to Durban soon after, as she said it had more opportunities for both her and her family.Rochelle has no previous modelling experience besides having won Miss Show Queen when she was very young.Rochelle did not enter Miss Ballito herself, but was approached by the organiser.“I was contacted after liking the Miss Ballito Facebook page. When I went to the meeting and learnt what it was all about, I said I would be a part of it.”The crowning evening on Sunday was the last leg of the journey.Here, the girls were also judged on the evening. The criteria went from how they walked, answered questions put to them, and their confidence.This was the night that all the finalists and their families were both excited and nervous about.It was a big night for Rochelle and her family, as she was announced as Miss Ballito first princess.Miss Ballito is not only a beauty pageant, it has much more to it.“Miss Ballito looks for a girl with a heart for the community,” states Rochelle.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more June 3, 2015 – Nuance Communications Inc. announced the general availability of PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0, delivering the industry’s first integrated computer-assisted reporting solution at the point of clinical documentation for radiologists. The PowerScribe 360 radiology reporting and communication platform enables radiologists to create higher quality reports supported by real-time, evidence-based clinical guidance using content developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR).Coupled with quality check tools, PowerScribe preserves radiologists’ natural workflow, and provides referring physicians and patients with more consistent recommendations following an exam. Nuance PowerScribe 360 Reporting 3.0 was tested in advance of its release by Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, as well as The Mount Sinai Hospital − Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York, and is now available for the broader radiology community.”Having all of the recommendations embedded into PowerScribe adds tremendous value, and has the potential to dramatically improve radiology reports across the country,” said Terence Matalon, M.D., chairman of the department of radiology, Einstein Healthcare Network. “The ease of inserting evidence-based guidelines into clinical documentation is unique in the marketplace, yielding a more consistent report based on patient outcomes. Having such guidelines one click away is a game changer and extremely helpful in managing and justifying decision making for patient care.”Radiology generalists review up to 100 imaging procedures per day; however, recommendations for follow-up imaging vary widely between radiologists, especially with incidental findings seen on patient images outside the primary reason a test was ordered. While nationally-accepted guidelines have been available to radiologists from industry associations such as the ACR, until now their use was limited because radiologists lacked a real-time interactive knowledge aid or means to incorporate guidelines into clinical documentation where and when the information was needed. “PowerScribe 3.0 with Quality Guidance overcomes a big issue we have today, helping us make decisions based on clear guidelines no matter what we see on images in the course of a day. The support tool walks radiologists through ACR guidelines, delivering recommendations in standard language into the report,” said Tarik Alkasab, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital. “This delivers better reports so patients and physicians can make better decisions.”The software brings this real-time quality guidance into the radiologists’ workflow by using the Nuance PowerShare Network’s cloud technology to push updated clinical guidelines from the ACR to radiologists, automatically triggering clinical decision support (CDS) when they are creating reports. This reduces diagnosis time and provides radiologists with the certainty needed to deliver consistent, evidence-based recommendations more efficiently.  Additional features include:Streamlined longitudinal viewing – PowerScribe 360 facilitates the communication and tracking of changes in patient data, such as characteristics of lesions and tumors over time, and supports presentation of patient radiation dosing through easy-to-use tables;Improved access to prior studies – Rapid access to images from prior studies improves patient care and reduces unnecessary and redundant exams;Expedited report version comparisons – New report comparison enables quick and easy identification of changes between subsequent versions of radiology reports, which improves resident training and allows administrators to easily assess report quality;Award-winning speech recognition – Incorporates the Nuance Dragon Medical speech recognition engine, delivering speech accuracy of up to 99 percent. News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). read more The new software was demonstrated at the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting, May 28-30 in Washington, D.C.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more center_img Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | June 03, 2015 Nuance Launches First Evidence-Based Computer-Assisted Reporting Solution for Radiologists Version 3.0 integrates ACR clinical guidelines into clinical documentation News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Travel ecommerce speci

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTravel e-commerce specialist Luxury Escapes this week confirmed its second travel agency partnership, forging ties with italktravel and cruise. The arrangement to provide italktravel consultants around the county with its suite of offers follows Luxury Escapes’ initial tie-up with TravelManagers Australia in mid August, following six months of negotiation.Luxury Escapes Co-Founder and CEO, Adam SchwabThis latest venture has been in the pipeline for even longer, with Luxury Escapes Co-Founder and CEO Adam Schwab revealing exclusively to LATTE that “we’ve been talking to the team from italktravel for a couple of years”.“We both wanted to make sure we had a comprehensive plan in place to drive value to our mutual customers, members and partners before launching,” Schwab explained.He said Luxury Escapes was particularly impressed by italktravel’s business model. “We liked how invested their agents and members are in the network’s success. Plus, there was significant demand from italktravel’s agents and customers for Luxury Escapes product so we think there is a fantastic alignment”.As is the case with TravelManagers, italktravel will have exclusive access to the same product and offers, “and the world’s best prices”, Schwab added.“We expect both italk and TravelManagers to leverage LE’s products to engage with their customers and create holidays of a lifetime.”Questioned by LATTE if there were any major differences between the arrangements, he said: “italk and TravelManagers obviously have a different go-to market path so there are inherent differences in the model, but our relationship with our elite partners is very similar.”Asked if there were any other trade agreements on the horizon in 2018, Schwab said Luxury Escapes “wasn’t entertaining any new retail partnerships in Australia”, content to bed-down these new relationships. However, Luxury Escapes is intent on striking similar deals abroad.“We’ve intentionally kept our trade relationships very limited and are only working with selected partners who we believe fit with our model. We are more likely to partner with overseas-based trade partners in the short term, with italk and TravelManagers our exclusive partners in Australia,” Schwab stated.“We are open to opportunities in the EMEA and North America regions,” he revealed.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more