Man held with pistol bullets in Delhi Metro

first_imgNew Delhi: A 50-year-old man was apprehended at a Delhi Metro station in Ghaziabad on Monday for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullet rounds in his bag, officials said. CISF personnel apprehended Raj Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, at the Arthala metro station around 11:30 am after the baggage scanner detected a country-made pistol and three bullets in his bag, they said.The station is on the red line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and is located in Ghaziabad in the national capital region. The man was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel for further investigation, officials said.last_img

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Pakistans 79th National Day celebrated in Sri Lanka

The National Day of Pakistan is celebrated on 23rd March every year in remembrance of the historic 1940 resolution passed in Lahore, calling for a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent that ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947. Special messages by the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were readout, in which both the leaders highlighted the importance of the day and paid tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal and other leaders of the Pakistan Movement. At the end of ceremony, a cake commemorating the Pakistan’s National Day was cut by the High Commissioner along with children.The ceremony was attended by the members of Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka, a large number of participants from various walks of life and media representatives. The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the 79th National Day of Pakistan with traditional fervour and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, vibrant, progressive, democratic and welfare state.The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unfurled the Pakistani flag to the tune of Pakistan’s national anthem in a ceremony held at the Pakistan High Commission this morning. read more

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UN has created innovative responses to emerging global challenges Fréchette says

Addressing a conference session at the University of Quebec in Montreal entitled “Can and will the great powers save the UN?” Ms. Fréchette said, “I was struck by the words ‘save the UN.’ Is one suggesting by them that the UN is moribund? In death throes? Before discussing the role of the great powers, it seems to me important first of all to diagnose the state of the Organization’s health at the beginning of 2006.”She noted that the UN deployed 13 peacekeeping operations during its first 45 years, but twice as many in the last 15 years. In addition, beyond just monitoring the ceasefire as they did then, missions now facilitate political transitions, provide police services, administer tribunals, organize elections, disarm militias and ex-combatants, and protect humanitarian workers, among other duties.And peacekeeping troops can now use force not only in self-defence, but also to defend civilian populations if they are threatened by armed elements, Ms. Fréchette noted.Twice in recent years, the UN was called on to administer territories, East Timor and Kosovo. In Iraq, it had administered a sanctions regime of unprecedented scope. Putting the brakes on the illegal exploitation of natural resources so as to deprive combatants of funds was also a good example of innovation, she said.The two High Commissioners for Human Rights, Mary Robinson and Louise Arbour, were not content to defend human rights worldwide, but made sure that the office played a substantial role, putting human rights units in peacekeeping missions and placing rights monitors in countries as different as Nepal and Colombia.Following up on its sanctions which were imposed against Al-Qaida long before 9/11, the Security Council passed a historic resolution after the attack on the United States, imposing strict obligations on all countries and creating the Counter-Terrorism Committee to verify that member States complied with all of the resolution’s provisions, Ms. Fréchette said.The Permanent Members of the Security Council have special responsibility given their power to intervene but the UN is not only in their hands, she said, calling for the entire international community to back the world body so that it can better face challenges in the future. read more

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Air Canada shows off Dreamliner jet at Pearson airport

Air Canada shows off Dreamliner jet at Pearson airport Air Canada is showing off the first of its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Pearson International Airport on Tuesday.The state-of-the-art jet can seat 251 passengers. It’s quieter, lighter and 20 per cent more fuel efficient than similar-sized planes, the airline says.Air Canada has ordered 37 Dreamliners at a cost of $6 billion, and they’ll start going into service in September.According to analysts, Air Canada will now be able to offer more options for travellers, but fares aren’t expected to fall.The Dreamliners will be deployed on routes currently serviced by the older and smaller 767s, including Vancouver to Tokyo and Vancouver to Shanghai, as well as new routes to fast-expanding markets in China and India.According to a report in the Globe and Mail, Air Canada plans to expand its Asian schedule with an expected surge in demand over the next decade. The carrier’s first Dreamliner is slated to be in service between Toronto and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting in July.The entire $6-billion order is expected to be completed by 2019.The Dreamliner completed its first flight on Sunday landing at Pearson airport. The flight was carrying 100 of the airline’s employees and was given a water cannon salute as it taxied to the terminal.Boeing has had to sort out some teething troubles with the 787. A fire on one of the jets parked in Boston last year forced a redesign of the 787’s batteries.Also in February, an Air India Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing due to a software malfunction.A joint report from Boeing and the U.S. government concluded the 787 was soundly designed and met its intended safety level. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email air canada|dreamliner|flights|pearson airport by News Staff Posted May 20, 2014 6:05 am MDT read more

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Brock welcomes its inaugural ViceProvost Indigenous Engagement

Brock University is taking a major step in its institutional growth and development by announcing that Amos Key, Jr. will become the University’s first-ever Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement.The newly-created senior position will be dedicated to supporting Brock’s Indigenous education as well as its community engagement and partnership initiatives.Key, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Indigenous Studies, begins his position at Brock on July 1.Following a year-long international search, Key was unanimously recommended by the search committee, which included students, faculty and staff from across the University and Indigenous communities.Brock President Gervan Fearon said the University is establishing this senior position to advance and lead Brock’s goal to strengthen relationships of trust with Indigenous communities and partners across all sectors and activities of the University.“Last year, our Senate and Board of Trustees approved an Institutional Strategic Plan that set a new focus for Brock, based on four key priorities,” said Fearon. “These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization at Brock. We are delighted to welcome a new Vice-Provost to advance the realization of this priority.”Key, a member of the Mohawk Nation, studied sociology (Western University), photographic arts (Ryerson University) and television and communication arts (Mohawk College). He has been the First Nations Language Director for 25 years at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, and has also served in a wide variety of positions with organizations in a career characterized by helping develop Indigenous initiatives in education, the arts, communications media and intergovernmental affairs.He said he is honoured to be joining “the Brock University family.”“After the rigour and process Brock University initiated to ensure we are a good fit, I am truly grateful,” he said. “And I am excited with the opportunity to bring and share my Indigenous lens and philosophy to Brock at this time in my career. I hope to work with colleagues to embed and put into practice the spirit of some of the 46 articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and many of the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and not just those that call to academia.“I also want to ‘shine a light’ on the unique Indigenous ideologies — or as we say, Indigeneity — of the Indigenous Civilizations of Ontario. Brock has a tremendous opportunity to dialogue and discuss these historic truths in a safe, collegial and respectable environment, and take a leadership role not only in reconciliation but in ‘reconcili-action’ to respond to these truths.“Brock is situated right in the centre of Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe Territories (Dish with One Spoon Covenant), which is also home to many new Indigenous Peoples, including the Metis and Inuit and their communities. These civilizations and communities are important strategic partners, giving us at Brock an amazing opportunity and coveted profile in this province and within Indigenous Academia.”Greg Finn, the University’s Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic, chaired the advisory committee which oversaw the candidate search. He said the process itself was defined by inclusion and collaboration.“The position itself was recommended over two years ago with consultation from the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, the Aboriginal Education Council, the Two-Row, One Dish, One Spoon Council, the Tecumseh Centre as well as Indigenous students, staff and faculty,” said Finn.“Obviously it was important that all relevant partners have a say in defining this important chapter of the University’s evolution. I am pleased to welcome Amos Key as Brock’s inaugural Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement.” read more

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Football Matthew Baldwin secures 2019 role with Tate Martell transfer

Now-Ohio State freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin looks to throw while at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. Credit: Courtesy of Shelia ParodiRyan Day was a quarterbacks coach first. His priority for the first two seasons with the Buckeyes has been the quarterback room, helping mold J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins, players he inherited from the previous recruiting classes, into what he expects from his offense.But Day seems to want his quarterback, a player he recruited to come to Ohio State, behind center when the 2019 season begins against Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31. After former head coach Urban Meyer announced his retirement following the Rose Bowl on Dec. 4, Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal, allowing other programs, such as Ohio State, to recruit him. But waiting in the wings was Day’s first quarterback: Matthew Baldwin. Baldwin is a quarterback who, if both Fields and redshirt freshman Tate Martell remained on the roster, would remain in the role he held during the 2018 season, a third-string spot with no clear path to the Ohio State starting job. But with Martell announcing his transfer to the University of Miami Wednesday, Baldwin’s career with the Buckeyes seemed to clear up a bit, apparently placing him as the No. 2 quarterback on Day’s depth chart behind Fields heading into the 2019 season. This was not the freshman’s focus during the 2018 season. His focus was to absorb everything he could by watching Haskins and Martell.“Mentally, that’s probably been the biggest part of the season, just getting the playbook down, getting everything we want to do here down,” Baldwin said. Baldwin was sidelined from the moment he arrived at Ohio State in January 2018. After leading Lake Travis High School to the 2017 state title game, he tore his ACL on the first play. He spent the majority of the off-season — the time when a quarterback was supposed to be learning the ropes — rehabbing and healing. Up to the title game, Baldwin had left a big impression on the field, completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 3,842 yards with 44 touchdowns and six interceptions in his senior season, according to MaxPreps. This came off a junior season in which he threw 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions in 93 pass attempts. Despite not being known as a mobile quarterback, comparing his style of play to that of Haskins, Baldwin averaged 5.2 yards per carry in his high school career with Lake Travis, recording 11 rushing touchdowns despite averaging 17.9 yards per game. But for Day, Baldwin’s health left a big question mark as to where he will be heading into the spring practice of his redshirt freshman season.Day said the knee injury still lingers with Baldwin, and while it has improved, “he hasn’t been able to really do much with the knee.”“This spring will be obviously a huge kind of bar on where he is in his development,” Day said. This was something Baldwin said he was worried about after the Big Ten Championship. He said he felt behind after not being able to compete in the first practices of fall camp, but instead turned his focus to season preparation for the players ahead of him on the depth chart. However, when Day tells the story of how he found and eventually secured the commitment from 2019 five-star wide receiver and former Lake Travis teammate Garrett Wilson, he said it started because he was there to watch Baldwin throw. The interest from the head coach was there. Baldwin matched the attributes Day wanted to see from his starting quarterback. “Our philosophy in that area is competitive toughness, leadership, decision-making skills. Those are all the things that we look for in a quarterback,” Day said. “Not necessarily in there is how tall they are, how well they throw the ball. That’s obviously a part of it, but it’s more about all those things and the intangibles.” Day saw this from Baldwin throughout the 2018 season, saying he did an excellent job in the meeting room, taking advantage of getting “mental reps” when he is on the field. As Haskins took the starting quarterback job in Barrett’s place and ran with it, finishing No. 3 in the 2018 Heisman vote and earning the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award, Baldwin continued to emulate Haskins’ confidence. “You can’t be tentative. You can’t second-guess yourself,” Baldwin said. “You just got to go because if you do that, you get left behind, if you get all tentative and worrying about if you aren’t doing things right. You just have to go.” Baldwin has not played a snap for Ohio State. However, with Fields’ eligibility for the 2019 season in question, he could enter the season as the Buckeyes’ starter. He would be the player Day would want behind center. It would be his quarterback. “In terms of throwing them out there to the fire, he’s still not quite ready for that,” Day said. “But this spring he’ll have that opportunity.” read more

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University student died when he was crushed by falling traffic lights court

Judge Hancox said it was a continuing tragedy for the second-year biochemistry undergraduate’s family who was described as “strong, smart, independent, kind and caring”.James Thomas, prosecuting, said Jackson’s vehicle had no defects and there was no evidence he had drunk alcohol or was using a mobile phone. He also said there was no evidence to suggest a medical cause for the defendant to pass out. A university student was killed when traffic lights fell on him as he waited to cross a road, a court heard.Gordon Jackson, 70, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Andrew Robertson by careless driving after he struck the kerb and caused the signalling post to fall on the 20-year-old.Nottingham Crown Court heard how the pensioner was attempting to pull into another lane at too acute an angle when he caused the collision close to where the University of Nottingham student was standing.Judge Sally Hancox, at Nottingham Crown Court, said there was no need for Jackson, from Stoke-On-Trent, to perform the manoeuvre which took place on the A52 near Lenton.“Your driving fell below that of a careful and competent driver,” she said, before handing him an 18-month community order and a 15-month driving ban.Jackson surrendered his licence and was reported to have said: “I don’t think I really should have been driving and, to be honest, after what happened today, I don’t think I will be driving again.”His barrister, Malcolm Galloway, told the court how Jackson had no memory of the collision.”Within a couple of minutes after the event, he was texting his partner saying he’d had a blackout and ‘I think I have killed someone’,” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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All but one cell occupied on St Patricks Day

first_imgGARDAÍ SAY THAT there were no major public order incidents in Dublin yesterday, but reports say that cells across the city were full by midnight.The Garda Press Office told TheJournal.ie that they were not aware of any major public order offences as 500,000 people thronged the streets of the capital.However, Garda sources indicate that by midnight last night, every cell in Garda stations across Dublin was full, bar one in Rathmines.Sources say that despite individual incidents, the majority linked to alcohol, there were no major flashpoints across the city.Worringly, a number of gardaí say that the only thing that has changed in recent years is the age profile of those in the middle of trouble in the city centre.“It’s mostly 14 to 18 year olds running amok,” one member of the gardaí said.“How parents allow kids [drink so much that they fall around] is beyond me.”Suburban gardaí say that receiving prisoners from city centre stations wouldn’t be unheard of, it is far more prevalent around St Patrick’s Day.Read: Almost 300 people cautioned for public drinking at Boston Patrick’s Day paradeRead: In pics: Tens of thousands turn out for Dublin’s St Patrick’s paradelast_img read more

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470millionyearold meteorite crater confirmed in Iowa

first_imgAround four years ago, geologists that were part of a survey team took a look at some water well drill-cuttings, and found a unit of shale that was seen to be unique. The shale — a type of sedimentary rock composed of mud made of quartz, clay, and other tiny fragments of minerals — was located only underneath and around the city of Decorah, Iowa, and formed a circular basin with a width of around 3.4 miles. After some examination, shocked quartz — essentially a type of quartz with a different microscopic structure than regular quartz — was found in samples from the crater located below the shale. Shocked quartz is considered to be a likely result of an extraterrestrial impact. It’s nothing like Roswell, if that’s what you were thinking, but rather is a meteorite impact.Now, a new geological survey to examine mineral and water resources of the region have provided geologists with a chance to take a peek at the impact crater, which is estimated to be around 470 million years old.And the USGS representation:And finally the same area in Google Maps:The airborne survey used an electromagnetic system that can detect the level of electricity rocks are capable of conducting, as well as a system that can detect changes in rock density. With their powers combined, the survey systems were able to detect an area that is reported to be almost circular, that is unlike the surrounding region. The crater lies a few hundred meters below ground. Geologists will use this recently gathered data, combine it with drill samples, and attempt to suss out the meteorite’s impact energy and geometry.It’s fascinating that a town was built on top of an impact site. We’re still confirming, but this might be the most exciting news to come out of Iowa in the last 470 million years.last_img read more

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La Corrèze équipe ses collègiens en iPad

first_imgLa Corrèze équipe ses collègiens en iPadFrance – Après les Hauts-de-Seine, c’est au tour de la Corrèze d’équiper une partie de ses collégiens en iPad. Au total, 2.500 élèves et 800 enseignants sont concernés par l’opération.D’ici la fin de l’année 2010, 2.500 élèves et 800 enseignants de classes de sixièmes de collèges corréziens seront équipés d’iPad. Dès vendredi, des adolescents d’établissements de Tulle recevront la tablette d’Apple. La Corrèze avait déjà réalisé une initiative concernant les nouvelles technologies puisqu’en 2008, des élèves pouvaient travailler sur des ordinateurs portables. Jacques Spindler, directeur de la communication du conseil général, estime que le département poursuit la sensibilisation des élèves aux nouvelles technologies : “Nous verrons à la fin de l’année scolaire si l’expérimentation se poursuit”, explique-t-il dans le Nouvelobs.com. La mesure pourrait être étendue, et d’autres iPad pourraient certainement débarquer en 2011.Le 16 novembre 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Les premiers satellites de Galileo mis en orbite avec succès

first_imgLes premiers satellites de Galileo mis en orbite avec succèsVendredi, la fusée Soyouz a réussi à mettre en orbite les deux premiers satellites de la constellation Galileo, le projet européen destiné à concurrencer les système GPS américain et GLONASS russe.”Bravo l’Europe, bravo la Russie, bravo la coopération ! Je pense qu’on peut dire qu’on vient d’ouvrir un nouveau chapitre de notre histoire”. C’est ce qu’a déclaré, visiblement très ému, Jean-Yves Le Gall, PDG d’Arianespace, vendredi après-midi. En effet, c’est un doublé historique qui a lieu ce jour au Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) : une fusée Soyouz qui décollait pour la toute première fois de Guyane est parvenue à mettre en orbite les deux satellites qu’elle transportait, les deux premiers engins du système Galileo. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAMalgré la pluie qui s’abattait sur son pas de tir de Sinnamary, commune voisine de Kourou, le mythique lanceur russe a décollé comme prévu à 7H30 heure locale (12H30 heure de Paris), avant de se séparer quatre minutes plus tard des quatre propulseurs qui constituaient son premier étage. Moins de dix minutes après le décollage, le troisième étage du lanceur s’est décroché de l’étage supérieur “Fregat” qui renfermait les deux satellites Galileo. Fregat a alors allumé son propre moteur, survolant l’Asie et l’Océan indien pour venir placer les satellites sur leur orbite définitive, au sud de l’Australie, peu après 11H20 heure guyanaise (16H20 heure française).Au Centre spatial guyanais, une salve d’applaudissements et des cris de joie ont alors retenti en une multitude de langues européennes pour saluer la réussite parfaite de l’opération au centre de contrôle, raconte l’AFP. Au total, cette mission de Soyouz, prévue initialement jeudi mais reportée de 24 heures en raison d’une vanne défectueuse, aura ainsi duré 3 heures et 50 minutes. “Tout a fonctionné comme une montre suisse”, s’est félicité le vice-Premier ministre russe, Sergueï Ivanov, qui était spécialement venu assister à ce doublé historique aux côtés de Laurent Wauquiez, ministre français de la Recherche.Un système opérationnel dès 2014 Lancés simultanément, les deux satellites de 700 kilogrammes chacun, ont été placés sur une orbite située à 23.222 kilomètres mais seront rejoints d’ici 2018 par trente autres (dont trois de secours). Un équipement qui permettra à Galileo, le système de positionnement européen en fonction dès 2014, de fournir une meilleure couverture et une meilleure précision que ses concurrents, d’après l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) qui a mis en oeuvre le projet. En effet, le système GPS américain dispose actuellement de 24 satellites situés à 20.000 kilomètres d’altitude.  Le 24 octobre 2011 à 09:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Orange obtient la distribution de liPhone 5

first_imgOrange obtient la distribution de l’iPhone 5C’est un accord en or qu’a signé Stéphane Richard, le PDG d’Orange avec Apple. Ce contrat de distribution lui permettra d’attirer de nouveaux clients, après avoir perdu 2,3 millions d’abonnés depuis début 2012. Encore aucune date d’annoncée pour la sortie de l’iPhone 5. Mais l’on sait désormais quel opérateur distribuera le nouveau mobile de la marque à la pomme : et le premier d’entre eux sera Orange.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ? “Je rentre des Etats-Unis, où j’ai rencontré Tim Cook, PDG d’Apple”, indique Le PDG d’Orange, Stéphane Richard, lors d’une interview accordée à nos confrères de l’Express.fr. “Nous aurons l’iPhone 5, mais je ne peux pas vous révéler la date de son lancement en France.” Cet accord représente un enjeu majeur pour le premier opérateur mobile de France. Orange a en effet perdu 2,3 millions d’abonnés au premier trimestre 2012, dont 800.000 qui ont rejoint Free Mobile. Ne souhaitant pas s’aligner sur les prix cassés du nouvel arrivant sur le marché des mobiles, Orange a donc porté sa stratégie sur la vente de téléphones portables, neufs ou d’occasions, avec ou sans abonnement. L’offre permettra alors d’attirer de nouveaux clients ou du moins, de colmater la fuite de ses abonnés.Le 10 mai 2012 à 11:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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People Are Falling All Over Themselves to Work for Studio Ghibli

first_imgStay on target Anime fans all over are rightfully excited about Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement to open Studio Ghibli once more and to make a brand new movie. But that’s not the only reason fans are in such a tizzy. The studio opening also came attached with a job opening to work at the new studio. Unsurprisingly, everyone in the world seems to want to work there. Wouldn’t you want to?It seems like absolutely everyone does, probably looking at the chance to work with Miyazaki and the legendary studio, as Anime News Network reports the official “Nonaka-kun Hatsu Ghibli Dayori” blog states there have been more applicants and interested parties in the role than ever before. Not only did local applicants send in their materials, but tons of overseas workers did as well, leaving a massive ton of applications the Studio Ghibli staff had to work through.The initial screening process took quite some time, but with it over, a select few applicants will be given an exam to take this month to help determine who will end up employed by Studio Ghibli in the end. Those who are lucky and skilled enough to be hired by the company will start their new jobs this October, receiving about $1,800 a month and recouped cost of travel to work out of the Koganei building in Tokyo.There’s no information just yet about what said employees are going to be assigned to work on, but the fact that they get to work with the famous Studio Ghibli is probably enough for them to get hyped about at this point. I can definitely understand the excitement, because who knows when Miyazaki might decide once more that he’s ready to go into retirement again?This is an exciting prospect for anyone who made it past the initial round. Good luck to all the applicants, and make sure you hurry it up so we can see another Ghibli movie soon! Chop chop! AdamTots Presents: Kiki’s Dealer ServiceMay’s Garden House Restaurant is The First Licensed Totoro Restaurant last_img read more

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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6PMGENERAL SITUATION:  THE COMBINATION OF A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN AND A TRAILING TROUGH EXTENDING FROM HURRICANE JOSE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS AND MODERATE TO LARGE SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN. BEACHGOERS SHOULD ALSO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES.ALL AREASWEATHER:   VARIABLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TOMORROW.ADVISORY:  BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:  VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 6 TO 8 FEET IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 81 °F      27 °CDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE  91 °F      33 °CSUNSET: 7:10PM                                                              SUNRISE: 6:57AM TUEMOONSET: 6:23PM                                                         MOONRISE: 6:17AM TUEHIGH TIDE: 7:21PM                          &                             7:45AM                TUELOW TIDE: 1:42AM TUE                  &                             1:58PM TUETROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JOSE, TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE, LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND ON HURRICANE MARIA, LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROGRESS OF MARIA.ELSEWHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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15 passengers rescued after fishing boat washes ashore in Mission Beach

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards rescued 15 passengers after a fishing boat ran aground in Mission Beach Friday.The boat crashed south of Belmont Park around 5 a.m. The ship, a 65-foot-long motor vessel named Pacifica, was returning from a one-and-a half-day fishing trip in Mexico.Passengers were asleep when the boat began to idle and move slowly to shore. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard, the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helped rescue the 15 passengers aboard, including five crew members. No injuries were reported.“We felt something hit hard,” a passenger told reporters. “We woke up wondering (what was) going on.”A tug boat began pulling the boat back out to sea about an hour later and the boat was moved offshore by 6:30 a.m.The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the incident. June 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Breaking news this morning: a 65 foot fishing boat ran aground in Mission Beach this morning at 4:45am. 15 passengers, 5 crew members. No one was hurt. They were returning from a day and a half fishing trip from Mexico. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/qqm2ysX5U7— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) June 28, 2019 15 passengers rescued after fishing boat washes ashore in Mission Beach Allie Wagner Updated: 9:45 AM Posted: June 28, 2019 Allie Wagner, last_img read more

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Missing teen located

first_imgA missing 15-year-old Vancouver teen with possible gang ties was located over the weekend, according to his family.Joseph D. Wolf had been missing since May 31 and was reported to police as missing on June 3.The boy had a warrant for his arrest, so he was taken into custody by police when he was located early Monday, according to the family.last_img

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San Antonio Researcher Helps Develop Experimental Zika Test

first_img Share Josh ParksAn optofluidic chip screens bodily fluids for the presence of Zika virus, allowing doctors to pinpoint how long a patient has had it.A Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientist is helping develop a test for the Zika virus that has been called “a lab on a chip.”The new technology uses fluid and tools including lasers to look at molecules on a small chip to quickly learn several things, according to Texas Biomed scientist Jean Patterson, who is contributing to the device’s development.“One: to rule out other viruses they suspect might be involved so then you can sort of pinpoint what the person might have,” Patterson said. “Secondly, it can identify where you are in the infection so you could identify whether antivirals would be recommended and you could also determine if immunotherapy might be an appropriate course of treatment.”The fluid, called optofluidics, is a process in which a scientist takes bodily fluids that might be infected with various viruses, puts them on a chip, then uses tools like optical waveguides and lasers to evaluate the sample.The test can also tell if a person has Zika antibodies, Patterson said, meaning they’ve already been exposed to the mosquito-borne illness and are not at risk.“That would be of great interest to physicians who are looking at a pregnant woman and she has symptoms. They can immediately determine whether she’s already had an infection by Zika,” Patterson added.Pregnant women who have not been exposed to Zika and who get it during pregnancy are at a much greater risk of delivering babies who have devastating birth defects, like microcephaly.A collaboration of scientists began developing this technology two years ago, and involves researchers from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Brigham Young University, and the University of California at Berkeley, in addition to researchers at Texas Biomed. Electrical engineering Professor Holger Schmidt of UC Santa Cruz has described the device as “a lab on a chip.”last_img read more

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Crews Work To Control Fire At Houston Area Petrochemicals Plant

first_imgmade the decision to lift the Shelter-in-Place order and to re-open State Highway 225 with the public. Portions of Independence Parkway will remain closed until further notice.The City has just received notification that all Deer Park Independent School District campuses will— City of Deer Park (@DEERPARKTXGOV) March 18, 2019A shelter-in-place order that had been issued for residents of Deer Park was lifted early Monday morning after results of air quality tests showed no unsafe levels of chemicals, the city said. But city and county officials warned that smoke from the fire could cause skin and eye irritation and respiratory issues. Schools in the area were closed Monday as a precaution.A huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles, including from the Galveston Ferry , which is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of the blaze.The fire was the second in as many days at a Houston-area petrochemical facility. A fire at an ExxonMobil plant in nearby Baytown that broke out Saturday has been contained. Davis Land/Houston Public MediaSmoke from the Intercontinental Terminals Company Deer Park facility blocks the sunrise as seen from the rooftop of News 88.7.Emergency crews worked Monday to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks.Firefighters used foam to battle the blaze, which started Sunday morning at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Houston. ITC said the risk of explosion is “minimal” but crews were working to further reduce the risk. All employees are accounted for and no injuries have been reported, ITC said.The fire spread overnight to a tank that contains a chemical used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner. Earlier, the fire spread to separate tanks that contained petrochemical liquids and gases, including fuel oil and bunker oil.Update from the City of Deer Park:As of 5:30AM, the City of Deer Park has received confirmation that no air quality readings conducted in response to the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) incident have exceeded action levels.In light of this information, the City has— City of Deer Park (@DEERPARKTXGOV) March 18, 2019 made the decision to lift the Shelter-in-Place order and to re-open State Highway 225 with the public. Portions of Independence Parkway will remain closed until further notice.The City has just received notification that all Deer Park Independent School District campuses will— City of Deer Park (@DEERPARKTXGOV) March 18, 2019center_img Sharelast_img read more

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More Than 150000 US SmallBusiness Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. June 12, 2019 It was March 2, 2016, and Melissa Marchand’s day on Cape Cod started out like any other. She drove to her job at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises in her mid-size sedan, picked up a latte with 1 percent milk at her local coffee shop and sat down at her desk to check her email. Then, Marchand got the call no website manager ever wants to receive: The site was down, and no one knew how to fix it.After she dialed up the web hosting provider, the news went from bad to worse: Whales.net had been hacked and, to her horror, all visitors were being redirected to porn sites. Google had even flagged the company’s search results, warning potential customers that the site may be hacked.“It was a total nightmare — I had no idea that something like this could happen,” Marchand said in an interview with Entrepreneur. “I’d say 75 to 80 percent of our bookings are done online, so when our site is down, we’re just dead in the water.”At the provider’s suggestion, Marchand called SiteLock, a website security company, and granted its representatives site access. SiteLock discovered the hackers had exploited a security hole in a WordPress plugin, which gave them the access they needed to redirect visitors to racy websites.By the end of the work day, Marchand sat in her car in her gym’s parking lot, speaking on the phone with a SiteLock representative to review the plan of action. She finally felt like things were going to be OK.Within three days, Whales.net was back up and running, though it took another three weeks for Google to remove the blacklist warning from the company’s search results.The hack hit about a month before the whale-watching season began in mid-April, and though it wasn’t peak season, the company still missed out on pre-booking tour groups from schools and camps. Marchand estimated the attack lost the company about 10 percent of its March and April business.A risk for small businesses everywhereSmall-business owners were victims in 43 percent of data breaches tracked between Nov. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018, according to a 2019 Verizon report. The report tracked security incidents across all industries, but the most vulnerable sectors this year were retail, accommodation and healthcare.What does the issue look like on a national scale? If we take the sample size of infected sites SiteLock said they found in 2018 — approximately 47,244 out of 6,056,969 checked — and apply that percentage to the country’s estimated 30.2 million small-businesses websites, minus the estimated 36 percent that don’t have one, then we can loosely estimate the amount of infected small-business websites to be around 150,757.As a small-business owner, you may not believe anyone would target your website, but that’s just it — bad actors are likely not seeking out your site specifically, said Mark Risher, head of account security at Google.“Sometimes, we talk about the distinction between targets of choice and targets of chance,” Risher said. “Targets of chance is when the attacker is just trying anything — they’re walking through the parking lot seeing if any of the car doors unlocked. Target of choice is when they’ve zeroed in on that one shiny, flashy car, and that’s the one they want to break into — and they’ll try the windows, the doors … the moon roof. I think for small businesses, there’s this temptation to assume, ‘No one would ever choose me; therefore I’ll just kind of skate by anonymously.’ But the problem is they’re not factoring in the degree of automation that attackers are using.”Even the least-trafficked websites still average 62 attacks per day, according to SiteLock research. “These cybercriminals are really running businesses now,” said Neill Feather, president of the company. “With the increasing ease of automation of attacks, it’s just as lucrative to compromise a 1,000 small websites as it is to invest your time and try to compromise one large one.”John Loveland, a cybersecurity head at Verizon and one of the data breach report’s authors, said that since the report was first published 12 years ago, he’s seen a definite uptick in attacks at small and medium-sized businesses. As malware, phishing and other attacks have become “more commoditized and more readily accessible to lesser-skilled hackers,” he said, “you see the aperture open … for types of targets that could be valuable.”So what are the hackers getting out of the deal? It’s not just about potentially lucrative customer information and transaction histories. There’s also the opportunity to weaponize your website’s reputation. By hosting malware on a formerly trustworthy website, a hacker can increase an attack’s spread — and amplify the consequences — by boosting the malware’s search engine optimization (SEO). They can infect site visitors who search for the site organically or who access it via links from newsletters, articles or other businesses, Risher said.Even if you outsource aspects of your business — say, time and expense reporting, human resources, customer data storage or financial transactions — there’s still no guarantee that that information is safe when your own website is compromised. Loveland said he saw an uptick in email phishing specifically designed to capture user credentials for web-based email accounts, online CRM tools and other platforms — and reports of credential compromise have increased 280 percent since 2016, according to an annual survey from software company Proofpoint.How to protect yourself and your customersHow can small-business owners protect themselves — and their customers? Since a great deal of cyberattacks can be attributed to automation, putting basic protections in place against phishing, malware and more can help your site stay off the path of least resistance.Here are five ways to boost your small-business’s cybersecurity.1. Use a password manager.There’s an exhaustive amount of password advice floating around in the ether, but the most important is this, Risher said: Don’t reuse the same password on multiple sites. It’s a difficult rule to stick to for convenience’s sake — especially since 86 percent of internet users report keeping track of their passwords via memorization — but cybersecurity experts recommend password managers as efficient and secure workarounds. Free password manager options include LastPass, Myki and LogMeOnce.2. Set up email account recovery methods to protect against phishing attacks.Phishing attacks are an enduring cybersecurity problem for large and small businesses alike: 83 percent of respondents to Proofpoint’s annual phishing survey reported experiencing phishing attacks in 2018, an increase from 76 percent the year before. Embracing a more cyber-aware culture — including staying vigilant about identifying potential phishing attacks, suspicious links and bogus senders — is key to email safety.If you’re a Gmail user, recent company research suggests that adding a recovery phone number to your account could block up to 100 percent of cyberattacks from automated bots, 99 percent of bulk phishing attacks and 66 percent of targeted attacks. It’s helpful because in the event of an unknown or suspicious sign-in, your phone will receive either an SMS code or an on-device prompt for verification. Without a recovery phone number, Google will rely on weaker challenges such as recalling last sign-in location — and while that still stops most automated attacks, effectiveness against phishing drops to 10 percent.3. Back up your data to protect against ransomware.Ransomware — a cyberattack in which a hacker holds your computer access and/or data for ransom — has kicked off a “frenzy of cybercrime-related activities focused on small and medium businesses,” Loveland said. In fact, it’s the second leading malware action variety in 2019, according to the Verizon report, and accounted for 24 percent of security incidents. Hackers generally view it as a potentially low-risk, high-reward option, so it’s important to have protections in place for such an attack — namely, have your data backed up in its entirety so that you aren’t at the hacker’s mercy. Tools such as Google Drive and Dropbox can help, as well as automatic backup programs such as Code42 (all charge a monthly fee). You can also purchase a high-storage external hard drive to back everything up yourself.4. Enlist a dedicated DNS security tool to block suspicious sites.Since computers can only communicate using numbers, the Domain Name System (DNS) is part of the internet’s foundation in that it acts as a “translator” between a domain name you enter and a resulting IP address. DNS wasn’t originally designed with top-level security in mind, so using a DNSSEC (DNS Security Extension) can help protect against suspicious websites and redirects resulting from malware, phishing attacks and more. The tools verify the validity of a site multiple times during your domain lookup process. And though internet service providers generally provide some level of DNS security, experts say using a dedicated DNSSEC tool is more effective — and free options include OpenDNS and Quad9 DNS. “[It’s] a low-cost, no-brainer move that can prevent folks from going to bad IP addresses,” Loveland said.5. Consider signing up with a website security company.Paying a monthly subscription to a website security company may not be ideal, but it could end up paying for itself in terms of lost business due to a site hack. Decreasing attack vulnerability means installing security patches and updates for all of your online tools as promptly as possible, which can be tough for a small-business owner’s schedule.“It’s tempting for a small-business owner to say, ‘I’m pretty handy — I can do this myself,’” Risher said. “But the reality is that even if you’re very technical, you might not be working around the clock, and … you’re taking on 24/7 maintenance and monitoring. It’s certainly money well spent to have a large organization doing this for you.” Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Register Now » 9 min readlast_img read more

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RayStation Selected for Londons Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital

first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  January 30, 2018 — Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, U.K., has chosen RayStation as the sole treatment planning system for two sites in London: Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. RayStation was selected following a thorough evaluation of all potential treatment planning systems on the market.The Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust operates five hospitals in London, plus a range of community health services. Its radiation therapy services are provided at Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. RayStation will replace two different treatment planning systems currently in use at the hospitals.The two hospitals will use RayStation for all radiation therapy treatment planning activities, as well as all pre-treatment virtual simulation. RayStation will replace the hospitals’ current standalone system for virtual simulation. The purchase comprises a broad range of functionality, including three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3-D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), multi-criteria optimization (MCO), automated breast planning and adaptive planning.RayStation integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines features such as MCO tools with full support for 4-D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization, and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron, proton and carbon ion therapy.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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