Stars To Attend 2016 Carousel Of Hope Ball In October

first_imgBarbara Davis will host the 2016 Carousel Of Hope Ball in October.This year marks the 30th Carousel Ball, where guests will enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, exciting entertainment, and musical performances. The 2016 ball will be a “Celebration of Hollywood,” and its strength, power, and talent.Since its inception in 1978, the iconic event has been a Hollywood favorite, uniting entertainment industry leaders from all areas for a night dedicated to raising awareness and, ultimately, finding a cure for diabetes. Diabetes, which afflicts over 30 million people in the United States alone, is rapidly on the rise. It is estimated that one in three babies born today will have diabetes in their lifetime and each year, approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Of those, 25,000 are children.The Carousel of Hope Balls have raised more than $100 million to date, with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC). Funds are raised through sponsorships, a live and silent auction, and contributions. Rated #1 Benefit in Southern California by Bizbash for multiple years, this star-studded evening is not to be missed.Attendees to include Inspirational Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Sir Sidney Poitier, Brass Ring Award Recipients Jane Fonda, David Foster, and Sherry Lansing, Presenters Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones, Carole Bayer Sager and Denzel Washington, Master of Ceremonies Jay Leno, Auctioneer Sharon Stone, Producer George Schlatter, Music Chairmen Clive Davis and Quincy Jones, and additional guests including Rosanna Arquette, Ed Begley Jr., Kristin Cavallari, Morgan Fairchild, Peter Fonda, Vivica A. Fox, Morgan Freeman, Kathy Griffin, George Hamilton and Alana Stewart, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson, Paris Hilton, Larry Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Jagger, Magic Johnson, Donna Karan, Regina King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rob Lowe, Les Moonves and Julie Chen, Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, Brett Ratner, Don Rickles, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Russell Simmons, Stacey Snider, Suzanne Somers, Diane Warren, Raquel Welch, James Woods and more.The 2016 Carousel of Hope Ball is generously sponsored by Activision Blizzard, American Airlines, Tina & Rick Caruso, Robert Day, Dexcom, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Vista Equity Partners, The Coca-Cola Company, and The Walt Disney Company.Additional sponsors include the Kroenke Family & Los Angeles Rams Foundation, GUESS Foundation, Parx Casino, CBS, Viacom & Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, 21st Century Fox, HBO and The Beverly Hilton.Find out more here.WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016WHERE: The Beverly Hilton 9876 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CAlast_img read more

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Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently.Tesla says the four directors who will depart aren’t leaving because of any disagreement with the company.Tesla disclosed the changes in regulatory filings Friday.Brad Buss, a longtime director, and Linda Johnson Rice will leave at the annual meeting in June. Two early Tesla investors, Stephen Jurvetson and Antonio Gracias, will leave next year if shareholders approve the changes.The board would go from three groups of directors serving staggered three-year terms to two groups filling staggered two-year terms.The shareholder meeting is June 11 in Mountain View, California.The Associated Press

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ORourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

RENO, Nev. — Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke said Thursday he’s willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the nation needs to rethink how it protects its public lands and “keep them from being diminished in size as has happened under” the Trump administration.O’Rourke said that concern, combined with the need to reduce total greenhouse emissions, makes it especially important that U.S. taxpayers don’t allow oil and gas companies “to contribute more to the problem.”“So, rethinking the leasing of public lands and perhaps creating a moratorium on any future leases — and reviewing all those that are in existence — is in order,” he told reporters after a speech to the University of Nevada Young Democrats at a packed coffee shop on the edge of the Reno campus.“If we continue to add to the problem and do not invest in the solution, which is going to be renewable energy, then we will have squandered this limited time that is left to us,” he said.O’Rourke said federal procurement policies are one of the biggest tools the government has to bring change on many fronts.“What we buy and from whom we buy, and in what form the energy is — to whom we lease and to whom we allow to use federal and national lands — we should be the biggest player in the change that we know that we need to produce,” he continued.O’Rourke campaigned in Las Vegas last month on his first visit to the early caucus state. But it was the first time he’d appeared in northern Nevada. Later Thursday, he spoke to a crowd of about 200 at a restaurant in Carson City, including climate change as one of his themes along with immigration, health care and the economy.O’Rourke said he’s glad former Vice-President Joe Biden formally announced Thursday that he too is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.“He is joining an extraordinary field of candidates with amazing diversity and backgrounds and experience and life stories,” he told reporters in Reno.“I think he brings some extraordinary experience in public service to this and glad he’s in the race. I think it’s good for our party, it’s good for Democrats, good for America — so glad he’s in.”O’Rourke said it’s up to voters, not to him, to decide whether Biden should be considered the front-runner in the race or whether he’s too much of a centrist candidate.The former El Paso city councilman planned events in southern Nevada on Friday with UNLV Young Democrats in Las Vegas and at a brewery in neighbouring Henderson.Nevada’s caucuses next February are third in the presidential selection process following New Hampshire and Iowa.Scott Sonner, The Associated Press read more

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Canadas budget watchdog takes government to court for refusing to release austerity

OTTAWA — Canada’s budget watchdog is taking the Harper government to court over its refusal to turn over information about austerity measures.Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page on Wednesday filed a reference application with the Federal Court seeking a judgment affirming he has the jurisdiction to seek the information.In a covering letter signed by Ottawa constitutional lawyer Joseph Magnet and Tolga Yalkin of the PBO, Page cites the “urgency” of resolving the issue quickly and proposes numerous dates for the hearing from Nov. 29 to Jan. 11.The budget officer has complained for months that government departments have not been forthcoming with his requests on budget cuts, staff reductions and impacts on services.In response, the government said Page is overreaching, and that his mandate is to examine government spending, not government restraint.Opposition leaders said Page had no choice but go to court to perform his duty, and accused the Conservatives of carrying out a vendetta against the budget officer, a position they created.“They were boasting about it,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, of establishing the office to increase transparency.“(But) they’ve done everything to shut down Kevin Page since he started in that job. They started playing with his budget, they started making it difficult to hire and retain staff. Any(body) that dares stand up to them, that doesn’t tell them exactly what they want to hear, they will be shut down.”Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the government only wants Page to follow his mandate, which he described as reporting to MPs on the budget process and spending measures.That’s a “juvenile” argument, responded interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae.“I think it’s terrible the way they are forcing an officer of Parliament to go to court to do a job which everybody recognizes he has to do,” he said.Page was not immediately available for comment, but said in an email that his office will release a statement later in the day explaining his rationale.In documents filed with the court, the budget officer said he seeks to analyze:“The extent to which the ($5.2 billion in) fiscal savings that are outlined in the government’s budget are achievable or likely to be achieved; and the extent to which the achievement of the savings there outlined would result in fiscal consequences in the longer term, and request from departments their planned savings premised on staffing reductions.”Mulcair, who first asked Page for the analysis, is named as a respondent in the documents.Although the budget officer had warned he was prepared to sue the government for the information, Wednesday’s action is an intermediate step designed to settle the issue before it reaches the confrontational stage. Officials at the PBO believe the government would not buck a clear judgment of the Federal Court, if it rules in the PBO’s favour.Earlier in the month, Page said after months of asking, he had received adequate responses representing only three per cent of the $5.2 billion in budget cutbacks outlined in the March budget.At the time, he said he would seek legal advice on how to proceed, resulting in the latest action. read more

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Telus reports higher fourthquarter profit and revenue

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $282 million as its revenue improved nearly five per cent compared with a year ago.The telecommunications company says the profit amounted to 47 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That was up from a profit of $81 million or 14 cents per share a year ago when it was hit by restructuring and other costs.On an adjusted basis, Telus says it earned $328 million or 55 cents per share in the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $316 million or 53 cents per share.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 57 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.Revenue totalled nearly $3.47 billion, up from nearly $3.31 billion in the same period a year earlier.In the quarter, Telus added 121,000 wireless postpaid customers, 21,000 high-speed Internet subscribers and 14,000 Telus TV customers. read more

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Womens participation rate in parliaments slows even as more gain top seats

In its annual report, Women in Parliament 2015: the Year in Review, the IPU stated that women now account for 22.6 per cent of the world’s Members of the Parliament. “Although this figure is an all-time high and represents the continued upward trend for women in parliament, the rate of progress in 2015 was another setback from the 1.5 percentage points witnessed in 2013,” the IPU said.The overall growth in the past decade has been 6.4 points, and with the “snail-pace” growth rate in 2015, the IPU said the trend does little to inspire confidence the situation will change any time soon. This is particularly disappointing given the push to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030, as part of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘Urgent need for creative solutions and changing mindsets’ “IPU’s 2015 statistics on women in parliament underline the urgent need for creative solutions and changing mindsets if there is any chance of meeting goals on political participation and empowerment,” said IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong. In areas of success, the IPU highlighted that quotas and proportional representation systems are more effective in getting women into parliament. The IPU report also highlights the need to tackle impediments to women running for office, such as the lack of adequate finance for their campaigns, and reiterates the critical role of political parties in changing the status quo. Regional successes While the overall number of women is not rising as quickly as had been hoped, the IPU noted that women are in increasingly higher positions. Out of 273 Speakers of Parliament worldwide, 49 are now women, an increase of six positions since 2014. “As parliamentary leaders are among the most powerful political figures in their countries, women Speakers are not only critical role models and mentors for other women MPs, they are also vital to changing mindsets on delivering change,” the IPU reported. There were 58 parliamentary elections in 2015, with the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the Arab world seeing increases in women’s representation. Both the Asia and Pacific regions remained virtually static, regions which IPU said have shown the least progress on women’s parliamentary participation over the past decade. The report has been released today ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March.IPU works closely with the United Nations and other multilateral bodies to ensure there is a parliamentary dimension to international cooperation, global governance as well as in the resolution of major international issues. read more

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Have the guts to intervene urges heroine who saved police officers life

She said the police put their lives on the line for the public everyday and more people should have the guts to back them when they see them under attack. A grandmother who risked her life to stop a policeman being kicked to death has urged the public to intervene when they see officers in trouble, saying “we are all in this together”. Mrs Briggs said: “Where would we be without the police. They are the people we turn to when we are in trouble and they should be able to rely on us when they need us. It is just human decency.”… Debbie Briggs, 55, who is only 5ft 2in tall, received a national bravery award after leaping from her car to prevent an armed assault on an officer in Blackpool, Lancashire. 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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MineVac system to cleanup on new LKAB level

first_imgIron ore major LKAB has placed a £1 million order for a new MineVac system with the DISAB Group, a European leader in applied vacuum technology for industry. The MineVac is tailor-made to LKAB’s specifications and is meeting an unusual challenge for industrial vacuum technology in that it is being tasked with keeping the mine’s railway tracks on the new KUJ 1365 haulage level free from ore spillages from the mine wagons. While this work will be done through regular track maintenance with the MineVac, the unit will also be on standby for emergencies where larger spillages need to be dealt with as part of the mining company’s own rapid response resources.Based in Kiruna, LKAB has taken the strategic investment decision to continue mining operations 1,365 m below ground and as a key part of this decision, to build a railway system to transport iron ore from the mining area to the primary crushers. The subject of underground rail in mining is covered in detail in the March issue of IM in an article by Editor, Paul Moore.Thomas Nordström, LKAB Project Leader, comments: “LKAB has chosen DISAB in competition with other vacuum technology application manufacturers, and price, experience and other customers’ opinions were all taken into consideration as our criteria for awarding this major contract.” Eric Hardegard, CEO of the DISAB Group, adds: “Being awarded the MineVac order by LKAB, one of Europe’s largest mining companies, reinforces the importance of our being able to design and develop industrial applications based on the latest advanced vacuum technologies.” The MineVac is built using proven and reliable components used in both the DISAB RailVac product range and truck-mounted vac-loaders such as the DISAB Centurions. Amongst the other user benefits of DISAB’s expertise vacuum technology is a very high rate of vacuum efficiency; on the Centurions, this can be as high as 90%. The 200 kW power is generated by the MineVac’s own 9 l Caterpillar diesel engine to provide more than 8,000 m³/h of air with up to 90% vacuum through a three-lobe vacuum pump. Together with the DISAB hose manipulator, the MineVac will handle any pieces of ore that can be sucked up using the 8 in diameter hose.last_img read more

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New KUBE Workforce Hotels division to focus on mining and remote industry

first_imgKUBE, the specialist provider of quality on-site modular workforce hotel accommodation to the mining and other industries, has formed a new holding company, KUBE Accommodation Group. Within this group separate divisions will provide manufacturing sales and workforce accommodation services. Kube Accommodation Group is actively working on acquisitions to vertically integrate into its business. Michael Stockdale, CEO of KUBE Accommodation Group commented, “As we move forward and expand our operations we wanted to restructure the business to create divisions to focus on their specialist sectors.”KUBE Workforce Hotels which will operate the workforce accommodation division is due to announce and commence work on the provision of two workforce hotels early in 2016. “Kube Workforce Hotels has set a new standard for the provision of temporary on-site workforce accommodation for large or remote construction, infrastructure or energy projects. The single occupancy rooms are the largest in the temporary workforce accommodation sector and have a high quality fit-out specifically designed to create a functional but welcoming and relaxing ‘home from home’ environment.”The company can also deliver a complete ‘Workforce Village’ with a comprehensive range of integrated services and facilities such as a restaurant, gym, laundry, vending and site security. “The modular accommodation is scalable and relocatable and meets the needs of the most demanding projects. Workforce villages are ideal for infrastructure and civil engineering projects, oil and gas, mining and quarrying projects.”Mike Stockdale continued: “Quality accommodation and facilities are a key factor in a productive and motivated workforce and help businesses attract and retain skilled workers. With competitive fixed cost lease financing a KUBE Workforce Hotel is cost-effective against local accommodation costs, provides a secure single site location and leaves clients free to focus on their core operational activities.”KUBE also sees an increasing demand for permanent solutions that can be erected quickly and provide good quality, long term bespoke modular accommodation. This rising demand comes from across the board but particularly in social housing, student accommodation, healthcare, care homes, hotels, schools, and prisons.last_img read more

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Danish social media questions the refereeing at HC ZomimakAarhus match

The Danish social networks are full of negative comments on the refeering of the HC Zomimak-Aarhus match, in which the Macedonian side triumphed and made a historic success by reaching the EHF Cup Group stage. A video that shows all the flagrant fouls made by HC Zomimak and which were not sanctioned by the referees has already reached 100,000 views. The two referees came from Azerbaijan.Check out the video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unIXuy4uyK4[/youtube] aarhusaarhus handballDenmarkhc zomimakzomimak ← Previous Story Petkovic and FA Goppingen in separate ways after 9 years! Next Story → (VIDEO): Artist Thorir Hergeirsson – Fight For New Gold?!

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Nerd Art Animation Made from Google Docs Video

first_imgArtists and geeks have a lot in common. Namely, they often share the plight of social awkwardness, a trait that grants them the freedom (or perhaps, sentence) to fritter hours upon hours toiling away at their chosen pursuit. Be they Wozniak or Duchamp, Zuckerberg or Banksy, these peculiar creatures of culture place a singular effort into building the next great technology or crafting aesthetic perfection.On occasion, these two wonders of society are merged into one. The above video is an effort of three “artists” who spent three days that they will never get back working in the medium of Google Docs Presentation software to create a fairly impressive animation sequence. This is just about the geekiest piece of art since the multi-faceted image made in MS Paint that took four years to complete (video of that amazing and sad creation after the jump).last_img read more

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Concept Oksu mini printer offers clever way to use NFC

first_imgThis cute mini printer concept can print off any photo, recipe, or how-to article you wish from the Internet, but the Oksu printer promises to offer much more than just printing services.When you print anything out on the Oksu printer, simply placing it on top of the printer again will re-open the particular webpage on your laptop, phone, or tablet. So if you, for example, print out a photo of your favorite album and embed a link to the music in the image, when you place the printed version near your Oksu, your NFC-enabled device will start to play it.Such a thing is made possible because the paper Oksu prints on has an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip embedded in it, so any device that can read from the chip can open whatever link is embeded instantly.As you’d expect, the Oksu wouldn’t work with normal sheets of paper. Instead, you would have to invest in packs of Zink (zero ink) paper, which have built in color pigments. They would also have to be a new range of Zink sheets that include the necessary NFC chip.Most websites have their own phones apps now and many posters use QR codes to open up webpages, but this printer requires no scanning, it’s instant. It also helps that there are growing number of applications for these NFC cards, such as giving away music samples at gigs, adverts in magazines linking to the iPad version, or even a new type of business card that links to your website.Sadly this printer is only a concept at the moment, but as long as the printer and the Zink paper isn’t too expensive, this little gadget could become a reality.via Stufflast_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_img By Garreth MacNamee Share3 Tweet Email Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 9:00 AM 12,188 Views Short URL 3 Comments The 9 at 9: Sunday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. Feb 12th 2017, 9:00 AM Image: Shutterstock/Natalia Klenova Image: Shutterstock/Natalia Klenova Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3235736 EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #GROUND SUPPORT Fianna Fáil is 11 points clear of Fine Gael, a new opinion poll has revealed. 2. #NO CONFIDENCE Sinn Féin is to table a motion of no confidence in the Government after the fallout from the Maurice McCabe scandal. 3. #MISSILE LAUNCH Trump has denounced North Korea after the Asian country fired a ballistic missile in the direction of Japan. 4. #BREXIT FEARS Bertie Ahern has criticised Theresa May saying her Brexit strategy is putting peace in the North at risk.5. #SLEUTH The case of how a British police officer went undercover among Irish protesters and had ‘multiple intimate relationships with women using his false identity’6. #WHALES SAVED The New Zealand whale crisis is over with many of the mammals returned to the ocean at high tide yesterday.7. #LIGHTS CAMERA INACTION Ireland’s biggest movie studio is up for sale, but developers won’t be allowed build houses there8. #FAKE NEWS ‘Hearsay on social media’ being blamed for falling vaccine rates9. ST PATRICK 2.0 A new Paddy’s Day festival wants to show a completely different side to the patron saint of Irelandlast_img read more

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Microsoft Will Release Windows VR Headsets Starting at 299

first_imgAt an event in New York City today, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Dell, Lenovo, Acer, and HP to create a line of virtual reality headsets that will take advantage of Windows 10 VR and holographic capabilities. The headsets are meant to be affordable and will start at $299.We don’t know much about the headsets themselves, but we do know that they feature inside-out tracking sensors. What this means is that unlike the other VR headsets on the market (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR), external cameras and laser systems won’t be needed to track the movements of a user’s head. This is similar to Oculus’ Santa Cruz prototype which also has inside-out tracking. Unlike the Santa Cruz device, Microsoft’s new headsets appear to be wired and not self-contained. However, this isn’t to say that the final versions won’t be untethered.These headsets will be compatible with the upcoming Windows 10 Creator’s update. This update will let consumers use Microsoft applications within a virtual world. This is very similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, although instead of being Augmented Reality, it is Virtual Reality. At the event, we saw a 3D version of MS Paint being used in VR. The Creator’s update is set to launch next year.As of now, Microsoft has made no announcement about whether or not these VR headsets would be compatible with Project Scorpio. Microsoft has partnered with Oculus Rift (who were mysteriously absent from this event) but that doesn’t mean that it won’t also have these headsets also be compatible with next year’s next-gen(ish) console. With Sony’s PSVR priced at $400, Microsoft has the potential to undercut its competitor by making the cheaper $300 headsets work on Scorpio. It is obviously too early to say what will happen, but the possibility exists — especially since Scorpio is a Windows compatible device.last_img read more

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Pogba wants to be out of Mourinhos shadow

first_imgPaul Pogba wants to step out of Jose Mourinho’s shadow as he -plans to leave Manchester United, according to Sports Mole.The French midfielder is keen to step out of Jose’s huge shadow at Manchester United by leaving the club to return back to Juventus.Pogba signed for United from Italian side Juventus in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee of £90million. The midfielder has an inconsistent time of it at Old Trafford despite spending two seasons with the English giants.The 25-year-old enjoyed a positive World Cup campaign in Russia with France, helping his nation become world champions only for the second time in their illustrious footballing history.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba is expected to return to Manchester United in August for preseason after he was giving an extended break due to his participation in the World Cup with France.The United academy product curbs frustrated figure last season at the club last season and was Jose Mourinho after a series of stop-start performances.Pogba is keen to rejoin Juventus after the Italian champions signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid as he looks to rediscover the form that saw him highly touted as one of the best midfielders in the world.last_img read more

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Afghan police NATO airstrike kills civilians

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said today that an apparent NATO airstrike killed 15 people — nine of them civilians, including women and children — in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong. NATO said 10 militants died in the strike, and that it had no reports of any civilian deaths.Civilian deaths in NATO operations have long been a sore point between the Afghan government and the U.S.-led troops in the country, and they have been a major factor in the animosity many Afghans feel toward foreign forces. Conflicting accounts of who or how many died also are common, especially when remote, dangerous regions are involved and access by independent observers is restricted.The latest disputed airstrike occurred in the Watapur district of Kunar province, which lies near the border with Pakistan. It’s a militant stronghold, and many Arab and other foreign insurgents are believed to operate there alongside the Afghan Taliban. Some are suspected of links to the Al-Qaida terrorist network.Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili said the airstrike hit a pickup truck carrying the women and children in Qoro village soon after three Arab and three Afghan militants boarded it Saturday evening. He said some reports called it a drone strike, but that Afghan officials had been unable to confirm that. Of the 15 dead, four were women, four were children and one was the driver, the police official said.Watapur district chief Zalmai Yousefi confirmed the airstrike. He also said 15 people were killed, including women and children.NATO spokeswoman 1st Lt. AnnMarie Annicelli confirmed that the military alliance carried out a “precision strike” that killed 10 “enemy forces,” but that it had received no reports of any civilians dying in the airstrike. Annicelli had no immediate details on who exactly the dead were or what prompted the airstrike.Even as U.S.-led foreign forces draw down their presence in Afghanistan, with a full exit expected by the end of 2014, the air support they provide Afghan troops in many regions is still a crucial part of operations against the Taliban, the resurgent Islamist militant movement that wants to topple the U.S.-backed Afghan government.last_img read more

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Infosys appoints D Sundaram as independent director

first_imgSoftware services firm Infosys on Friday announced the appointment of D Sundaram as an independent director with effect from July 14.The appointment is based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board, Bengaluru-based Infosys said in a statement.Sundaram is currently Vice-Chairman and MD of TVS Capital Funds Ltd. He joined Unilever Group in 1975 and has served in various leadership capacities in Unilever Group in a career spanning over 34 years, including as Director of Finance & IT, and Vice-Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited.Sundaram is a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, India and a Post Graduate in Management Studies.Welcoming Sundaram into the Infosys board, Infosys Chairman R Seshasayee said, “We are delighted to welcome Sundaram to the board of Infosys. He brings extensive experience in the field of finance and strategy execution. I am sure that the board will immensely benefit from his expertise.”Other independent directors on Infosys Board include Stanford University Provost Prof John W Etchemendy, Roopa Kudva, former MD and CEO, Crisil, Dr Punita Kumar-Sinha, former Senior MD of Blackstone and Jeffrey Sean Lehman, Vice-Chancellor of NYU Shanghai.Former Microsoft India Chairman Ravi Venkatesan, Chairperson and MD of Biocon Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and CEO of Surya Software Systems D N Prahlad are also on the Infosys board as independent directors.last_img read more

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Balto County Builds Bridges to Caregivers

first_imgEdgemere Senior Center in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) will host the Caregivers Mini-Conference on “Healthy Living for Today and Smart Planning for the Future” on April 16 at 6600 North Point Road from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The conference will be for family caregivers of older relatives and will provide resources and programs to aid in the caregiving process.BCDA Director Joanne E. Williams will be the guest speaker. She will also give demonstrations to caregivers and there will be meditation (mindfulness-based stress reduction) activities, and presentations on healthcare decision making and advance directives. Experts will be on site to offer individual support.Exhibitors at the conference will include AARP of Maryland, Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County, National Health Care Decisions Day, Center Connection Program and others.“It’s a great learning experience,”  said Elizabeth Zongker, BCDA Office of Caregivers & Community Outreach. “A lot of people who care for loved ones, will benefit from this.”The University of Maryland, St. Joseph’s Medical Center will be on hand to provide free health screenings and consultations with a specialist, including: blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and hydration check.AARP will provide attendees with beverages and a continental breakfast.Professional caregivers, social workers, and case workers will be in attendance to provide a broader understanding of what to expect when taking on the responsibility of caregiver.The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is not required for the event but space is limited. For more information call 410-887-4724.last_img read more

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VIDEO Local runner wins marathon in massive upset after lead pack takes

first_imgThe Venice Marathon in Italy ended in a shocking upset after the lead pack consisting of many of the favorites was led off the course by a guide motorcycle. The wrong turn took them well off the course, out of contention and allowed Venice local runner  Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel to win the race. It was reportedly only Faniel’s second marathon.Here’s the comical moment when the favorites realize they’ve been going the wrong way and are totally screwed. Even if you’re not into marathons – we definitely aren’t – this is good.last_img

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Take a Look Researchers Aim to Create VisionCorrecting Displays

first_imgJuly 31, 2014 Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min readcenter_img If you wear glasses or contacts, you’ll want to get a look at this.When we were kids, our parents told us not to sit too close to the TV screen, because it would ruin our eyes. Today, thanks to scientists at the University of California at Berkeley, and MIT, watching television — or your computer or smartphone — could actually help you see better.That’s right. The researchers have developed a display technology that adjusts for “refractive errors in the eye,” that are usually fixed with glasses, contacts and surgery. Instead of glasses, the correcting effect comes from your screen, which uses an algorithm to make the image appear as if at the distance where it is the sharpest for a person with poor eyesight. Related: This Traveling Robot Isn’t Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the RoadFor now, the tech is still in the early prototype phase, but the goal of the team behind it is to be able to personalize it for any user’s prescription. They’ve found that they can use the display to adjust for conditions like myopia and astigmatism and they are looking to find ways to integrate the technology into phones, laptops, tablets and even car GPS’s.Here’s a look:In a release from MIT, one of the display’s creator’s, research scientist Gordon Wetzstein, says that while it isn’t an all-purpose solution, it is generally less “invasive.” And, of course, “we spend a huge portion of our time interacting with the digital world,” increasingly in front of displays.Someday you’ll be able to sit back, relax and take off your glasses when in front of your television. Or a computer or your phone. As the creators say, it’s as if the display was wearing glasses or contacts, not you.We’re not sure how it works when different people with different eye prescriptions are looking at the same screen, but the technology still sounds pretty cool.Related: Fade to ‘Vantablack’: Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can’t See It Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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