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Tom Cochrane and Red Rider Scheduled to Perform at the Grand Opening

first_img“We are thrilled and excited to welcome our guests and the community to the grand opening celebration and showcase the multi-million dollar redevelopment we have been focused on for the past twelve months. I am confident that with all the new offerings, Elements Casino Victoria will quickly become a major entertainment hub for the whole lower island marketplace,” said Chris Lynn, Executive Director of Vancouver Island Casino Operations, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will be the first artists to grace the stage of the Platinum Room, a 500-person entertainment space that is equipped to host a variety of acts and performances. The 70,000 square foot gaming floor will feature approximately 800 slot machines, up to 25 table games and a variety of dining options that include: The Well Public House, Victoria’s newest local restaurant, pub and bar serving casual dining favourites and well-crafted drinks paired with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights; The Diamond Buffet, a place for all the senses where delectable, fresh and local food selections are prepared daily; Chi Express, specializing in Asian cuisine with noodle bowl options and Chef’s statement dishes while 1708 Quick Bites, is made for those who enjoy great bites and burgers made their way.“For those who would like to get a sneak peek of the facility prior to May 5, Elements Casino Victoria will have gaming and dining amenities available by late March,” added Lynn.Elements Casino Victoria is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 25 gaming entertainment venues across Canada and Washington State.“Introducing Elements Casino Victoria to the Great Canadian family of properties will be a momentous occasion for us as the new venue will be in the ranks of River Rock Casino Resort, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and Elements Casino in Surrey,” said Raj Mutti, Vice President Operations West, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.Tickets for Tom Cochrane and Red Rider go on sale March 16, 2018 and will be available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. For more information about the Grand Opening festivities, please visit elementscasinovictoria.com.Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a BC based company that operates 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. Fundamental to the company’s culture is its commitment to social responsibility. “PROUD of our people, our business, our community” is Great Canadian’s brand that unifies the company’s community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2016, over 1,500 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter VICTORIA, March 7, 2018 – On May 5, 2018, Elements Casino Victoria will host a Grand Opening celebration featuring Canada’s iconic rock star and eight-time Juno Award winner Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.last_img read more

Nepinak Were born here first were born here free

first_imgAPTN National NewsLeaders from Manitoba took to their motorcycles to travel cross-country to educate communities about treaty rights.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot has this story.last_img

Russian TV network registers as foreign agent in US

first_imgWASHINGTON – Russian state-funded TV channel RT has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent after pressure from the U.S. government, documents released Monday show.The Justice Department announced the registration just hours after RT’s chief editor said the company had complied with the U.S. demand that it register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The move doesn’t restrict the channel’s content, but the network is required to publicly disclose details about its funding and operations as well as mark certain content distributed in the U.S. with labels.Many news outlets with ties to foreign governments are required to similarly register, but the pressure on RT has angered Russian officials who have said they will retaliate with unspecified restrictions on U.S. news outlets.On Monday, RT editor, Margarita Simonyan, said on the channel’s Russian-language website that “between a criminal case and the registration, we have chosen the latter,” adding on a sarcastic note that “we congratulate the American freedom of speech and those who still believe in it on that.”Simonyan said that failure to fulfil the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to register by Monday could have led to the arrest of RT’s American director and the freezing of its accounts.In a statement, Acting Assistant Attorney General Dana Boente said that the Justice Department enforces the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, “regardless of nationality.”“Americans have a right to know who is acting in the United States to influence the U.S. government or public on behalf of foreign principals,” he said in the statement.Passed in 1938, the law applies to people or companies disseminating information in the U.S. on behalf of foreign governments, political parties and other “foreign principals.” The law is most commonly applied to foreign lobbying efforts, but the Justice Department has also required registration by media outlets funded by foreign governments. For example, the English-language newspaper, China Daily, is registered due to its affiliation with the Chinese government.The filing for RT came through its U.S.-based production company, T & R Productions LLC. According to the filing, the Washington-based production company registered as a foreign agent of ANO TV-Novosti, the Russian government entity that handles the broadcast of RT worldwide.In the filing, the production company disclosed that it was paid $350,000 within the past 60 days by ANO TV-Novosti, which it notes is funded by the Russian government “to substantial extent.” It also disclosed several licensing agreements with the Russian entity for shows such as “News with Ed Schultz,” ”Redacted Tonight” and “Larry King Now.”T & R Productions owner, Mikhail V. Solodovnikov, also registered personally as a foreign agent, but he said he “respectfully disagrees that FARA should apply.”Solodovnikov, who reported a $670,000 annual salary, said the channel’s purpose is to produce “news, talk shows and entertainment programs that are designed merely to inform, not influence.” The programs are “not aimed to primarily benefit any foreign government or political party,” he added.The U.S. intelligence agencies have alleged RT served as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin as part of its multi-pronged effort to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Russia denies interfering.In response to the Justice Department’s pressure on RT, Russian lawmakers are drafting retaliatory measures. The Justice Department said Monday it is reviewing the filing for “sufficiency.”___Isachenkov reported from Moscow.last_img read more

Ban calls on Ukrainians to find peaceful way forward amid current turmoil

“He reiterates his call for non-violence and urges all Ukrainians to express their differences peacefully and through dialogue, and to seek a durable solution through compromise,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“He has remained in continual contact with key actors on how to support a peaceful way forward for Ukraine at this time of transformation.”On Saturday, Members of the Parliament of Ukraine – which has been witnessing mass protests since last November – voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych, and an arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for his arrest. The move comes after more than 100 people were killed last week in the latest wave of deadly clashes in the capital, Kiev.Mr. Ban called for an inclusive political process that reflects the aspirations of all Ukrainians and preserves Ukraine’s unity and territorial integrity, said his spokesperson. “In order to bring about a stable and prosperous future for Ukraine, the Secretary-General calls for a firm commitment, by all concerned, to uphold the key principles of democracy and human rights and thereby create a conducive environment for free and fair elections.”The spokesperson added that, to assure Ukrainians of the support of the UN and the wider international community, Mr. Ban has sent his senior advisor, Robert Serry, to the country.“The Secretary-General expects all key international actors to work collaboratively to help Ukrainians at this challenging time in their country’s history.”In his meeting with the new Speaker of the Parliament, Oleksander Turchinov, Mr. Serry conveyed the Secretary-General’s solidarity with all Ukrainians and his commitment to assist a Ukrainian-led inclusive governance process. read more

Cooperation traditional and new critical to sustainable development UN officials stress

“The absolute size of the emerging economies and their populations and the interconnectedness of global challenges, such as climate change, suggest that the full engagement of both the North and the South is needed to pursue new development pathways which are sustainable and inclusive,” said Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).In her keynote address to the General Assembly’s high-level event on the “Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICT for Development to the Implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda,” Miss Clark noted that strategies, policies, skills, and expertise are being exchanged through North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation.“South-South cooperation, understood as a mutually beneficial partnership based on solidarity, equality, and shared development experiences, is growing fast. Innovations and experiences from the South are often seen as the most relevant to the challenges faced by other developing countries.”UNDP is working to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation for the advancement of human development. An example is the agency’s facilitation of a visit by a delegation from the Ethiopian Government to Central America to acquire first-hand knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices, supply chain efficiency, and social participation in the coffee sector.General Assembly President John Ashe said that the rising power and might of countries of the global South opens the landscape of opportunities to include new forms of development cooperation. According to UN estimates, the share of South-South cooperation offers myriad benefits at all levels. Among them is the fact that developing countries can gain additional access to finance, technology and markets, and that South-South cooperation initiatives can lead to further national agricultural productivity, mitigate the impacts of natural disasters, combat climate change, and fight hunger and malnutrition.“South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to the new global development agenda by strengthening national capabilities and resilience, as well as regional networks and mechanisms,” said Mr. Ashe. “At the same time, gaining a stronger voice in global negotiations and policy-making comes naturally when voices from the South join together.”Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General, said it was important to recognize that the world has dramatically transformed. “South-South and triangular cooperation is growing fast, representing a great and growing potential to contribute to sustainable development.”South-South cooperation has proved its strength in boosting sustained economic growth; South-South trade represents over a quarter of all global trade; and thanks in part to South-South investment, foreign direct investment flows to sub-Saharan African have remained stable.“We should acknowledge and commend this progress,” said Mr. Eliasson. “But we also recognize that despite its growing contribution, South-South contribution cannot substitute for North-South cooperation.” He added that this reality must be addressed, in particular when dealing with financing of the global development agenda beyond 2015, the deadline for the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The three officials also highlighted the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT), which play a transformative role for economies – from providing real-time information on weather and market prices to small farmers to driving innovation and creativity. read more

Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse

first_imgA FIFTH PERSON has died and several are still missing after an explosion caused by a gas leak at a building in New York City yesterday.Two five-storey buildings were destroyed in the blast in East Harlem, which happened yesterday afternoon at around 2.30pm GMT (9.30am EST).Almost 200 firefighters were sent to the scene to battle the heavy blaze caused by the explosion, which took hours to extinguish. Reports say that the powerful explosion knocked out windows in nearby shops and apartments.There were 15 apartments within the two buildings that collapsed. (@FDNY/Twitter)The New York City Fire Department said another five people had serious but non-life threatening injuries, and 20 people had sustained minor injuries in the explosion.“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims,” a spokesperson for the FDNY said.The death toll is expected to rise as the search of the rubble continues. Nine people are still missing. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing) New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident was a tragedy “of the worst kind” because the smell of gas had been detected “but there was no indication in time to save people”.An emergency Red Cross centre has been set up nearby to provide food, water and accommodation for people affected by the explosion.De Blasio praised the emergency services who arrived at the scene within 2 minutes of the explosion.“Once again we have been shown what our first responders are capable of under extraordinarily difficult circumstances,” said the NYC mayor.(Video: yourFDNY/YouTube)Top picture of firefighters at the scene via @BilldeBlasio/TwitterRead: Two killed, 18 injured in New York gas explosion and building collapse >last_img read more

450page Google Docs presentation makes for awesome animation

first_imgGoogle Docs is touted by Google as the perfect replacement for Microsoft’s expensive Office suite. But it looks as though it might by vying for a place on animator’s PCs too.What we didn’t realize until now is that Google Docs actually makes for a great collaborative animation tool. It’s seriously work intensive to achieve anything, but the results are fantastic considering this is a basic presentation package in the cloud.AdChoices广告Check out the video above, which was created over 3 days by 3 animators across 450 pages. It uses no animation software, no special hardware, just Google Docs’ presentation app.You can view the original presentation, but be warned, it’s a huge file that takes a while to load. The animated version in video form is much more enjoyable.via YouTubelast_img read more

LESA perd le contact avec le satellite Envisat

first_imgL’ESA perd le contact avec le satellite Envisat La semaine dernière, l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) a annoncé avoir perdu le contact avec le satellite Envisat, lancé le 1er mars 2002. Les équipes ont réalisé plusieurs tentatives pour rétablir la communication avec l’engin mais en vain.Alors que le satellite a fêté il y a un mois à peine ses 10 ans de mission, son avenir semble aujourd’hui compromis. Depuis le 8 avril, l’Agence spatiale européenne a en effet perdu tout contact avec l’engin normalement censé envoyer régulièrement des données vers la Terre. C’est alors qu’il passait au-dessus de la station de Kiruna en Suède qu’un problème est survenu aboutissant à une coupure du contact. Depuis malgré plusieurs tentatives, celui-ci n’a pu être rétabli. Néanmoins, les équipes ne perdent pas espoir.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Lancé le 1er mars 2002, le satellite Envisat a pour mission d’observer notre planète. En 10 ans, l’engin armé d’une dizaine d’instruments de mesure, a sondé en détail les moindres recoins du globe permettant la réalisation de modèles climatiques ou encore la surveillance de ressources telles que le pétrole. Initialement, celui-ci ne devait durer que cinq ans mais au vu du succès de la mission et de l’état du satellite, l’ESA avait décidé de prolonger le projet. Elle espérait ainsi garder l’engin jusqu’au lancement de ses successeurs, Sentinels.D’après les dernières informations communiquées par l’agence, le satellite serait toujours sur une orbite stable autour de la Terre. Volker Liebig, directeur des programmes d’observation de la Terre de l’ESA a néanmoins indiqué : “L’interruption du service Envisat montre que le lancement des satellites GMES Sentinel, prévus pour remplacer Envisat, devient urgent”.Le premier de cette série devrait être lancé l’an prochain. Les Sentinels fourniront les données nécessaires à la gestion de l’environnement, à la compréhension et à la considération des effets des effets du changement climatique.Pour rendre hommage à la mission Envisat, redécouvrez les meilleures images du satellite sélectionnées par l’ESA à l’occasion de son anniversaire en mars dernierLe 16 avril 2012 à 10:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie traitement symptômes questce que cest

first_imgHexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?L’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie est un trouble anxieux, dont la caractéristique principale est une peur irrationnelle du nombre 666. Dans sa forme sévère, cette phobie peut devenir gênante au quotidien.Qu’est-ce que l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie ?Comme son nom l’indique, l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie appartient à la famille des phobies. Elle correspond plus précisément à une peur panique et irrationnelle du nombre 666, aussi connu sous le surnom de « nombre de la bête ». Cette peur peut pousser l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobe à refuser, par exemple, de vivre au n° 666 d’une rue ou encore à demander de changer de numéro de téléphone si son portable commence par « 06 66 »… En résumé, il fera tout son possible pour éviter d’être confronté au nombre 666. De plus, l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie s’accompagne d’une peur plus généralisée des forces du mal et de tout ce qui revêt un caractère surnaturel.Les symptômes de l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobieLes symptômes de l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie peuvent se manifester à la vue du nombre 666 ou à sa simple évocation. Ils peuvent aussi être déclenchés par d’autres facteurs (film d’horreur passant à la télévision, invitation à assister à une séance de spiritisme). Ils sont plus ou moins intenses selon le niveau d’anxiété et peuvent notamment comprendre des sueurs, de la pâleur, des vertiges… Parfois, l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie déclenche de véritables crises d’angoisseavec palpitations, sensation de danger immédiat, douleurs thoraciques, tremblements, hyperventilation… L’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobe peut également se sentir tétanisé, avoir l’impression d’étouffer ou encore perdre connaissance dans les cas les plus gravesLes causes de l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobieComme pour la plupart des phobies, la cause exacte de l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie peut varier d’une personne à l’autre et n’est pas toujours simple à déterminer. On peut cependant noter que l’éducation religieuse peut faire partie des facteurs déclenchants : à l’origine, l’association du nombre 666 aux forces du mal provient d’un passage de la Bible, dans l’Apocalypse selon Saint Jean. À lire aussiTrypophobie, l’étrange peur des petits trousCe « nombre de la bête » a ensuite été largement utilisé dans la littérature et les films d’horreur, ce qui peut là aussi expliquer, du moins en partie, la peur et le malaise liés à ce nombre.Le traitement de l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobieQuand l’hexakosioïhexekontahexaphobie devient handicapante dans la vie quotidienne, il vaut mieux la traiter au plus vite. Le traitement repose habituellement sur une psychothérapie, généralement du type thérapie cognitive et comportementale (TCC), qui aide à vaincre la phobie en confrontant peu à peu le patient à sa peur. Des médicaments (antidépresseurs, anxiolytiques) peuvent aussi être prescrits dans certains cas.Le 26 avril 2017 à 12:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Karnataka Congress minister Shivakumar JDS MLA arrive in

first_imgMumbai: Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda on Wednesday arrived in Mumbai on a special flight from Bengaluru to meet rebel MLAs amid political turmoil in the state. Meanwhile, security has been increased outside Hotel Renaissance in Powai in Mumbai where the 10 dissident Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force and Riot Control Police have been deployed outside the hotel. When asked about the heavy security deployed outside the hotel ahead of his visit, Shivakumar told ANI: “Let Mumbai Police or any other force be deployed. Let them do their duty. We have come to meet our friends. We were born together in politics, we will die together in politics. They are our party men. We have come to meet them.” Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The security has been tightened as the disgruntled MLAs had earlier written a letter to Mumbai Commissioner of Police seeking protection, stating “We have heard Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened.” “We the following elected members of Legislative Assembly of the state of Karnataka are staying at Hotel Renaissance Powai in Mumbai. We have heard that Shri Kumaraswamy and DK Shivakumar and others are going to storm in the hotel premises, we feel threatened for the same,” read the letter written by the legislators. Advertise With Us “We do not want to meet him (Shivakumar), kind request to help us in this matter and do not allow them to enter the hotel premises,” the MLAs added in the letter. Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda, and Mahesh Kumutali. Meanwhile, Mumbai Police stated that “Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar will not be allowed inside the hotel where 10 rebel Karnataka Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying”. However, “He will not be stopped before the gates of the hotel,” police said. The 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 11 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week. The state Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member Assembly is 113. The Congress-JD(S) coalition is making all efforts to protect its government which seems to have fallen short of a majority. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also claimed that they will overcome the crisis. All the ministers from the two parties have resigned paving way for the restructuring of the state Cabinet in a bid to accommodate the dissident MLAs. The Congress party has been constantly accusing the BJP of conspiring to topple Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. However, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his reply in Parliament, asserted that his party is committed to parliamentary democracy and has no relation with the developments in Karnataka.last_img read more

Why LIC offering 8 interest rate on FDs for senior citizens is

first_imgUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s proposal in the Budget that the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will implement a scheme for senior citizens to provide assured pension, with a guaranteed return of eight percent per annum for 10 years, could spell negative news for state-run as well as private sector banks.Comparison of interest rates on deposits by senior citizens after PM Modi’s speechCurrently, almost all the PSUs and private lenders offer interest rates up to 7.5 percent for senior citizens for different tenures.For example, India’s largest bank State Bank of India offers its best rate for senior citizens at 7.45 percent for deposits ranging from 456 days to less than two years. For five years to 10 years tenure, the bank offers a seven percent interest rate. Similarly, largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has a 7.50 percent interest rate for 390 days-to-two years, while it offers seven percent for five-to-10 years.In contrast, the post office scheme offers 8.50 interest rate under the Senior Citizen Saving Scheme (SCSS).Now, with the LIC also offering a higher interest rate than those provided by banks on deposits to senior citizens, banks may not be able to significantly lower their deposit rates from current levels or maybe they will have even consider raising rates to match with those by the post office and LIC.Deposits in the banking system surged sharply after the note ban to Rs 105 lakh crore at end of December 23, 2016, up Rs 4 lakh crore from Rs 101 lakh crore as on September 30, 2016, reporting a year-over-year growth of 15 percent.According to rating agency ICRA, deposit growth for FY2017 is estimated to drop to around 12 per cent, with the improvement in cash availability and the cuts in deposit rates amidst low credit pick-up.At the same time, banks’ credit growth collapsed to 5.3 percent YoY, with a decline in aggregate non-food credit to Rs 72.43 lakh crore as on December 23, 2016, from Rs 74.35 lakh crore as on September 30, 2016. Credit growth for FY2017 is likely to remain muted at 5-6 per cent as off-take remains low.Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) pulled out a record $11.3 billion during the September to December quarter (Q3) of FY2017 from India’s equity and the debt segments, driven primarily by rising US bond yields and the impact of the note ban which led to a risk-off sentiment in addition to year-end profit booking.The record outflows compare with inflows of $6.9 billion in the June-August quarter of FY2017.last_img read more

Fire damages 22 shops at Rohingya camp

first_imgAt least 22 shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at the Leda Camp, a Rohingya slum bazar in Teknaf upazila, on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.Zahed Hossain Siddiq, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said the fire broke out from an electric short circuit at a grocer shop of the bazar around 8:15pm and it engulfed the adjoining establishments.Later, locals and Rohingya people brought the fire under control. The extent of losses caused by the fire would exceed Tk 20 lakh, UNO added.last_img

Thousands of Londoners march to demand Brexit deal referendum

first_imgA woman holds a placard as she joins EU supporters, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal, participating in the `People`s Vote` march in central London, Britain on 23 June 2018. Photo: ReutersAround 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said.Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and European flags and colourful banners to call for a “People’s Vote” on the eventual deal in which Britain leaves the world’s biggest trading bloc.On the second anniversary of the 52 to 48 per cent Brexit vote, polls show political divisions are entrenched. Despite some confusion over what Brexit will actually mean there has been no clear change of heart.The “People’s Vote” campaign, which includes several pro-EU groups, is campaigning for a public ballot “so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off”.Neither of Britain’s two main political parties back the idea of holding a referendum on the final deal.“People have seen politicians making a cataclysmic mess of a really bad deal they didn’t vote for, or even a no deal they didn’t vote for,” a spokesman for the campaign told Reuters.A placard is displayed as EU supporters, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal, participate in the `People`s Vote` march in central London, Britain on 23 June 2018. Photo: Reuters“This is the people telling the political elite that they got it wrong.”One banner read: “17 million voted for Adolf Hitler. 17 million voted for Brexit. 17 million can be wrong” and another couple carried a placard which read: “We are doing this for our grandchildren.”A Survation poll earlier this week found that 48 per cent of respondents supported a referendum on the final deal, while 25 per cent were opposed.As yet there is no certainty about what the final deal could look like, amid infighting in prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative government as well as among some of its opponents about what they want from Britain’s new trading ties with the EU after it leaves in March next year.- Bog Roll Brexit-Marking the anniversary, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson, one of the main proponents of the “Leave” vote, wrote a column in tabloid newspaper the Sun defending Brexit.Britain had voted for “the freedom to bust out of the corsets of EU regulation and rules” he said, and any softening of the final deal – such as continued membership of the single market and customs union – would be unwelcome.A placard is seen as EU supporters, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal, participate in the `People`s Vote` march in central London, Britain on 23 June 2018. Photo: ReutersThose who voted for Brexit had not changed their minds, he said. “They don’t want some bog roll Brexit – soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long” he said, using a British slang term for toilet paper.Johnson was also quoted in the Telegraph newspaper by two sources as dismissing business leaders’ concerns about the impact of Brexit, using foul language in a meeting with EU diplomats. A spokesperson for the foreign office disputed whether he had used bad language and said he had been attacking business lobbyists.Speaking on BBC radio, Jurgen Maier, head of German manufacturer Siemens in Britain, said slogans such as “full British Brexit” – used by Johnson – were “incredibly unhelpful”.“What we need to do now is get closer to our European partners and work out what a realistic, pragmatic Brexit is, which works for both sides,” he said.On Friday, Airbus said that if Britain were to leave the EU without a deal it would be forced to reconsider its long-term position and put UK jobs at risk.last_img

MJ Akbar resigns amid MeToo storm

first_imgThis photo taken on 10 March 2018, shows Indian Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar offering prayers while accompanying French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron to their visit to Rajghat, memorial for Mahatama Gandhi in New Delhi. India`s belated #MeToo movement snowballed on 9 October after several female journalists accused a minister in Narendra Modi`s government of sexual harassment and a producer alleged she was raped by a veteran Bollywood actor. Women journalists took to Twitter to allege how MJ Akbar, a well-known former editor and now a junior foreign minister, conducted job interviews in fancy hotel rooms and made sexual advances when they were starting out in the media. — Photo: AFPIndia’s junior foreign minister announced his resignation on Wednesday following allegations of sexual harassment by a string of women, as the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace.”Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations against me,” M.J. Akbar, a veteran newspaper editor before joining politics, said in a statement.Akbar earlier denied #MeToo claims.On Sunday he dismissed sexual harassment allegations made against him by several women, mostly journalists, and ducked calls for his resignation as the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement gathers pace.MJ Akbar issued a two-page rejoinder in which he said allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a journalist were “without evidence”.”Allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated. These false, baseless and wild allegations have caused irreparable damage to my reputation,” Akbar said in a statement.”Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be the case, now that I have returned, my lawyers will look into these (claims),” the statement added.Akbar, a minister in prime minister Narendra Modi’s government who has just returned from a trip to Africa, went on to question some of his accusers in the rejoinder.Journalist Ghazala Wahab wrote a long #MeToo post for online news website The Wire earlier in the week, accusing Akbar of harassment and saying Akbar had “sexually harassed and molested” her.”This is my story. My last six months as a journalist at Asian Age, the newspaper he edited, were pure hell with repeated physical advances,” she wrote.Akbar claimed that Wahab’s account was “an effort to damage my reputation.””The only office where I worked with her was that of The Asian Age. A part of the editorial team then worked out of a small hall,” it said.”It is utterly bizzare to believe that anything could have happened in that tiny space, and, moreover, that no one else in that vicinity would come to know,” Akbar added.The minister also questioned the account of journalist Priya Ramani, who was the first to publicly accuse him of inappropriate behaviour.But he still faces calls to be sacked from his position as more allegations emerge. Earlier this week HuffPost India shared another account by a woman who was allegedly harassed by Akbar while working with him as a teenage intern.India’s belated #MeToo movement has made headlines over the last few days with women sharing powerful accounts of alleged harassment by several powerful men including a minister, Bollywood filmmakers, news editors and comedians.On Friday, the production of a Bollywood blockbuster was halted after the film’s lead called for harassment claims against its director and co-star to be “stringently” investigated.Star Akshay Kumar said he had requested that the making of “Housefull 4” be stopped following allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar.Accusations that Patekar behaved inappropriately on a film set 10 years ago sparked India’s #MeToo movement.Three women, an actor, an assistant director and a journalist took to Twitter on Thursday to accuse Khan of sexual harassment.The actress said Khan had insisted that she strip during an audition while the journalist alleged the director had flashed his penis at her during an interview.last_img

Preorder Wolfenstein The New Order and gain access to the Doom beta

first_imgDespite John Carmack’s insistence on pursuing life inside of a set of virtual reality goggles, it looks like the next Doom game is soldiering on. If you want access to it early, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered that chance when you pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order.There was a lot of speculation surrounding the future of the Doom franchise once John Carmack announced he was headed to Oculus to help shape what he thinks is the future of gaming. We know now that there is a Doom 4 being released, but it’s name will only be Doom.We still don’t know anything about the game aside from our past experiences with the series, so it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not losing the number off the end is significant. What we do know is this will be a Doom without Carmack, but if you’re curious to see what it will look like, Bethesda says you need to pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order.To be clear, Bethesda isn’t confirming any details about a Doom betajust yet. They are only sort of confirming that one will exist at all. It might be public, it might be closed, or it might only happen in the back room at a secret Nazi-themed bunker on the release day of Wolfenstein: The New Order.All we know for sure is that the best way to gain access, according to Bethesda, is to participate in the pre-order. Starting on May 20, when you’ll be able to pre-order the game, codes for the Doom beta will be handed out to those who participate. It’s safe to assume Bethesda will offer up some more details as we get closer to that date, but for right now all we have is vague language and a desire to see some crazy demon action.last_img read more

Researchers discover vine that is able to mimic multiple hosts

first_img(Phys.org) —Ernesto Gianoli and Fernando Carrasco-Urra, researchers working in Chile and Argentina have discovered a truly unique plant—Boquila trifoliolata—a vine native to the area that the research pair has discovered, is able to mimic multiple hosts—a first for the plant world. In their paper published in the journal Current Biology, the duo describes the vine and its unique attributes. © 2014 Phys.org Boquila trifoliata. Credit: Wikipedia Explore further More information: Leaf Mimicry in a Climbing Plant Protects against Herbivory, Current Biology, In Press Corrected Proof, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.010 Fossils of earliest stick insect to mimic plants discoveredcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Many examples of mimicking exist in the animal world, with some specimens able to mimic multiple hosts. Less common is mimicking in the plant world, especially when it’s on-demand. Many plants have evolved to look like other plants, but very few are able to change the way they look when the need arises, and until now, no plant has been known to be able to do so with more than one plant (mimetic polymorphism). B. trifoliolata is a true exception, it can change the shape, size and color of its leaves, and can even do so to mimic several other plant types, at the same time—it is a true chameleon.The researchers suggest the special abilities of the plant have evolved as a means of self preservation. They found that the same plant living on the forest floor had a 33 percent greater chance of being eaten by a passing herbivore, and those living on trees had it worse, there was a near 100 percent certainty that they would be eaten.In being able to change on they fly, so to speak, the plant exhibits near animal capabilities, able to grow its leaves to ten times their normal size. It can even change the vein patterns in its leaves to match those of the host, demonstrating an ability that was until now, believed impossible in plants. The vine has its roots in the ground and like other vines, climbs up and onto other structures, be they trees, bushes or even human made structures. As it does so, it takes on the characteristics of the tree it’s using as a host, masking itself from those that would eat it. Presumably, the vines are able to somehow “choose” their host, as climbing onto a plant that animals eat wouldn’t help much.The researchers have no idea how the vines do what they do, though they guess it might have to do with an ability to detect odors from the host, or even microbes that live in them, triggering gene-activating signals in the vines. Journal information: Current Biology Citation: Researchers discover vine that is able to mimic multiple hosts (2014, April 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-vine-mimic-multiple-hosts.htmllast_img read more

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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | August 17, 2009 NIH Clinical Center to Record Radiation Exposure Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more center_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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Gallin, M.D., director of the Clinical Center, NIH’s clinical research hospital in Bethesda, Md. “The Clinical Center’s approach is an important first step in making it possible to more easily document and track information about a patient’s exposure to radiation.”Today, electronic radiology information systems in hospitals generally do not collect or report radiation exposures. “CT and PET/ CT scanners do not currently forward data on radiation dose to our radiology information systems,” said Dr. David A. Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D. Bluemke is director of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the Clinical Center.The risk of exposure to low doses of medical radiation from diagnostic medical-imaging tests isn’t known, but very high radiation doses have the potential to cause cancer. The ability to keep track of an individual’s exposure to radiation through routine imaging tests is needed so that researchers can begin to determine if these exposures pose a health risk.”The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements reported recently that Americans received seven times more radiation exposure from medical tests in 2006 than was the case in the 1980s,” said Ronald Neumann, M.D., chief of nuclear medicine and deputy associate director for imaging sciences at the Clinical Center. “CT and cardiac nuclear medicine studies accounted for much of this increased medical radiation exposure.”Ultimately, radiation dosage could become a standard element of a universal electronic medical record used to assess radiation risk from life-long medical testing, the Clinical Center radiologists said. “Recording radiation dose is technically possible and an ethical imperative, ” Neumann said.”The NIH Clinical Center also will require that newly purchased equipment allows patients to record their radiation dose exposure in their own personal health record,” Bluemke added. Online resources to help individuals organize their health information as a personal medical record are becoming more prevalent. Currently, patients can easily receive their diagnostic imaging studies records on CD-ROM, Bluemke said. The NIH Clinical Center’s imaging program will work with vendors who supply Clinical Center imaging equipment to develop software tools to extract the examination type, date, and radiation dose exposure from the CD-ROM, for uploading to a personal health record. As both the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America have recommended, patients should keep a record of their X-ray history.About 25,000 CT and 1,250 PET/CT scans are performed at the Clinical Center each year as part of NIH research protocols. The clinical research hospital currently houses five CT scanners, and two PET/CT scanners.The NIH Clinical Center (CC) is the clinical research hospital for the National Institutes of Health. Through clinical research, physician-investigators translate laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies and interventions to improve the nation’s health. For more information: www.nih.gov or clinicalcenter.nih.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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VisitBritain appoints Australia country manager to drive tourism to UK

first_imgVisit BritainVisitBritain appoints Australia country manager to drive tourism to UKVisitBritain has appointed David Nye as its country manager in Australia.In this new role Mr Nye will lead the consumer and business-to-business marketing strategy to grow outbound tourism from Australia to Britain.Australia is a £1 billion market for Britain and its fourth most valuable, delivering more than one million visits annually. Earlier this year Australia was selected as one of Britain’s seven GREAT tourism markets.VisitBritain’s marketing investment in Australia, including co-funded partnerships, has this year increased almost 60 per cent to more than A$2.7 million.Mr Nye will also build VisitBritain’s commercial partnerships with the travel industry in Australia and international airlines to increase access to the UK’s regions. He will work closely with the travel industry on business-to-business marketing and to promote Britain’s tourism offer at national trade events.VisitBritain Director for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Sumathi Ramanathan said:“We are delighted to have David at the helm of one of Britain’s most important tourism source markets. He brings a wealth of commercial experience and local knowledge of Australia’s aviation and tourism industry to the role. As we renew our investment into Australia and signal a new start to Britain’s promotional effort in market, VisitBritain has further committed to the Australian market by not only invested in marketing and partnership programmes but in strengthening the local marketing team.”Along with Mark Haynes, commercial manager and Kristen Angus, marketing communications manager, VisitBritain has also appointed Natalie Hone as marketing digital executive who joins the team in September.VisitBritain Country Manager Australia David Nye said:“Britain is packed full of amazing experiences and we want to inspire more Australians to explore more of its nations and regions. We’ll be launching a new marketing campaign in September and building commercial partnerships to increase our competitive tourism offer in this valuable visit market as we promote the UK as the #OMGB ‘home of amazing moments.”Australian visitors stay longer in the UK, averaging 14 nights compared to eight for other markets. They also spend more, on average £1,157 per visit compared to £626 and they travel to more of the UK’s nations and regions than other visitors.Britain is the fifth most visited country in the world by Australians.Mr Nye, who took up his new position at the end of July, has 30 years aviation and tourism experience gained in leadership roles with Cathay Pacific Airways and Qatar Airways in the UK, Indonesia and Singapore, and more recently with Newcastle Airport in New South Wales. He has been a Board member of Tourism Hunter and Destination Port Stephens and in his role at Newcastle Airport worked collaboratively with Tourism Australia and Destination New South Wales to profile the Hunter region domestically and internationally.Latest figures from VisitBritain show that for the first quarter of 2016 visits from Australia were up 10% to 157,000 compared to the same period last year. Spend was up 30% to £173 million.Inbound tourism is worth £26 billion to the UK economy. Visit Britain Source = Visit Britainlast_img read more

Ten thoughts from Fridays action

first_imgVIDEO: Here’s the two-point conversion of the season2. But enough about Arkansas, Mizzou won the SEC East again! Who says this team can’t compete against Alabama? The Tigers run the ball when it matters – seriously, they ran it 11 times for 85 yards on the game winning touchdown drive – and harass opposing passers like they owe them money. Hasn’t Gary Pinkel’s team taught us something about writing them off already?Missouri won six straight games to clinch SEC East – underdogs in four.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 29, 20143. Nebraska punted the ball directly into the rear end of one of its own players for an Iowa touchdown, dropping its deficit to 24-7, and still won. Tommy Armstrong threw two interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his passes, but played the hero by throwing three second-half touchdown passes. Take it away, Faux Pelini:NCNJDANSKJDNAUERINFREANKENLKFANSCLKNAKCNMKCLSAKCNRLAREE— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) November 28, 2014 1. Arkansas runs out of gas…. again. In its six losses this season, Arkansas scored a grand total of 40 points after halftime. Twenty-six of those points came against Georgia, and the Hogs were down 38-6 at the break. In losses to Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Friday versus Missouri, Arkansas either watched leads turn into deficits or close leads turn into blowouts. I’m not sure if it’s play-calling, execution, halftime adjustments, depth or team conditioning, but it’s something Bret Bielema will have to fix next season if the Razorbacks are to be in contention for a title more meaningful than The Nation’s Best 6-6 Team.On Friday, Arkansas watched a 14-3 lead turn into a 21-14 loss with 30 passes and 30 rushes. The Razorbacks threw a combined 44 passes against 88 rushes in wins over LSU and Ole Miss.Here’s the drive chart from Arkansas’ final possession Friday. Note how much time was left when the Razorbacks took over. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixcenter_img 4.The best part of Western Kentucky 67, Marshall 66 wasn’t that Brandon Doughty and Rakeem Cato combined to complete 63-of-96 passes for 908 yards and an NCAA-record 15 touchdowns with six interceptions, it’s that WKU’s Leon Allen rushed 33 times for 237 yards and a touchdown, while Marshall’s Steward Butler answered with 24 rushes for 233 yards and two scores.5. The best turnaround you haven’t witnessed this season has been Troy Calhoun at Air Force. Calhoun went 34-18 from 2007-10, slipped to 13-13 in 2011-12, and then bottomed out to 2-10 last season. But he’s rebounded in a big way in 2014, knocking off 10-1 Colorado State 24-22 to polish off a 9-3 regular season, a seven-win bump from last season’s disappointment.6. What’s the best part of Arizona’s Pac-12 South championship? Is it that they did it with a redshirt freshman at quarterback (208 yards, two touchdowns), a freshman at running back (178 yards, three touchdowns), and an All-American sophomore linebacker? Or that they did it at the expense of Arizona State?The answer, of course, is yes.VIDEO: Rich Rod and the Wildcats celebrate in the locker room7. The gap between “bad” and “good” isn’t nearly as far as the gap between “good” and “great.” UCLA has proven to be the perfect example of this under Jim Mora. The Bruins went 17-21 in the three seasons prior to Mora’s hiring, and are 28-11 in now three complete regular seasons since – 0-6 against Oregon and Stanford, and 28-5 against everyone else. Worse yet, those losses have come by 18, three, 14, 28, 12 and now 21 points.8. No one runs its block quite like Northern Illinois runs the MAC West. In a de facto MAC semifinal game, Northern Illinois scored on its first play from scrimmage at Western Michigan, and then watch the Broncos rip off 21 unanswered in the next 26 minutes. Rod Carey’s team showed the championship resolve that has been bred into its DNA, scoring the game’s final 24 points to win 31-21 and claim its fifth straight division championship. No other program in college football has as many division titles in the last eight seasons.9. Good luck to UNLV’s next head coach. Athletics director Tina Kunzer-Murphy gave an interview to the Las Vegas Sun after accepting head coach Bobby Hauck’s resignation in which she said, “It’s not the coach. It’s us. We have to change the culture… We can’t just keep putting people in that chair without fixing the culture of UNLV football.”10. Three things Frank Beamer teams always do: block punts, beat Virginia, and go to bowl games. Virginia Tech used a blocked punt for a touchdown to key a 24-20 win over Virginia, its 11th straight win over UVa and 15th in 16 tries, to clinch its 22nd consecutive bowl game.last_img read more