CALGARY, A.B. – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government remains committed to putting the Trans Mountain pipeline and its proposed expansion back in private hands as he unveiled four principles for including Indigenous groups in those discussions.But he says timing and details of the sale of the pipeline depends on when it is “de-risked” and therefore can’t be determined until consultations now underway with affected Indigenous groups are completed.The minister says discussions of potential Indigenous ownership could proceed if the communities would have “meaningful economic participation”, if the deal can proceed in the spirit of reconciliation, and if the resulting entity works to the benefit of all Canadians and on a commercial basis. Morneau is in Calgary to promote last week’s federal budget. His next stops are in Vancouver and Edmonton.Chanting and honking horns could be heard from a large gathering of pro-pipeline picketers across the street from the Fairmont Palliser hotel while Morneau spoke to the Economic Club of Canada.In his speech, he said Ottawa realizes that resource-dependent provinces like Alberta have different economic challenges than others and vowed to continue to implement measures that encourage confidence and optimism.“We’ve been very clear that we see the importance of getting our resources to international markets. We’ve also been very clear that the only way these projects can get done is if they’re done in the right way,” he said.“I hope and expect that Albertans will see that we’re comporting ourselves in the way we need to in the face of getting a project done.”
Rabat – The World Bank extended Morocco a loan of USD 200 million to support the country’s policy to develop transparency and governance.The loan will support the completion of major rights and principles of governance contained in the constitution and will serve to consolidate transparency and governance, and increase citizens’ commitment and access to information.The loan agreement was signed this Monday by Morocco’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohammed Boussaid, and head of the World Bank’s department for the Maghreb, Simon Gray. The Hakama (governance) program targets the consolidation of transparency and governance in the management of public resources and the promotion of governance through improving the financial control of public enterprises and institutions, improving access to information and modernizing the management of local finance.The two sides also signed a donation agreement, worth USD 4.55 million extended by the WB MENA transition fund to finance a program to support territorial councils.The goal of this program is to develop a sustainable program to give targeted local councils access to decentralized support services and inter-council cooperation institutionalization.
Rabat – Moroccan actress Dounia Boutazout was attacked by a woman on Monday during her visit to a district near Casablanca called Sidi Moumen to obtain an official document.Boutazout said another woman assaulted her while she was at a government office, because the actress allegedly did not respect the queue in place in order to ensure each citizen’s request gets processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.The Moroccan actress – famous for her role on the Moroccan show “The Couple” – suffered two fractures in her nose because of the incident. She is currently being given medical care at the Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zaid hospital in Casablanca. During October of last year, the 34-year-old claimed she was the victim of a traffic accident after another driver on the road had been stressing and insulting her while she was driving. At the time, Boutazout was travelling with her mother. The pair went to Marrakech when they lost their car due to the accident.After the man who had harassed her was arrested and identified, Boutazout dropped her claim.
An online auction for a luxury home in Abbotsford, B.C., is drawing attention for its novel approach, which some observers say has potential to inspire new sales even if it doesn’t have any notable impact on the housing landscape.Bidding opens Tuesday on the 12-bedroom, 10-bath restored train power station known as the “Sumas Powerhouse,” which was previously listed for $5 million and has an assessed value of $2.2 million on B.C. Assessment.It’s one of three properties in Canada listed on global firm Concierge Auction’s website. A news release says it’s targeting Chinese buyers and will be sold in co-operation with Re/Max.Scott Pate, a project sales manager with Concierge, said luxury real estate has been a buyers market for quite some time in both the United States and Canada and auctions are a way to give sellers more certainty.“We’ll bring the market to this sale instead of the normal way of selling real estate, which is putting it on the market and waiting for an offer, which could take years and years,” he said.“The market is motivated because there’s a fear of missing out. This auction is going to end on a certain day … so it creates a lot of interest.”Real estate auctions are typical in Australia and New Zealand, but the model is less common in Canada. A real estate agent in Victoria tried the in-person auction approach in 2016 with a property in the city’s upscale Rockland neighbourhood, holding a public auction featuring a pianist playing a grand piano in the ballroom at the event.But local media reported that although 60 people filled the room, only one was an interested buyer so the auction was cancelled. In 2017, the B.C. Supreme Court accepted a $1.8-million offer for the historic mansion in foreclosure.Tom Davidoff, director of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, said online auctions aren’t all that different from the way we buy and sell homes traditionally in Canada, especially in cases where there are multiple interested buyers and a bidding war.That could make it comfortable for Canadian buyers to transition to the model.“It certainly could be a direction the market could go. In segments where the market is slow today, people will try different approaches to move product, so it’s certainly possible,” he said.But beyond creating another way for potential buyers to bid, he said he doesn’t believe there will be an impact on the market in terms of housing prices or competition.“This will have no impact on the market overall,” Davidoff said.In Toronto, On the Block sells real estate both the traditional way and through its online auction platform but doesn’t focus on luxury sales.Co-founder Daniel Steinfeld said online auctions offer a way around some of the frustrations that come with silent bidding wars under the traditional system.As part of the company’s model, buyers must sign agreements to make the value of their bids public while their identities remain protected. Real estate board regulations otherwise prohibit real estate agents from disclosing the substance of competing bids.“Buyers, especially in the Toronto and Vancouver markets, have grown pretty frustrated with the blind bidding approach,” he said.The platform also allows the company to post more information than might be available through MLS listings, like copies of home inspections and agreements of purchase and sale, which makes it less likely for a sale to fall through.The most important factor in a successful real estate auction is the starting price, which can inspire competitive bids, Steinfeld said. So when identifying potential properties for auction, the company interviews the sellers to determine their objectives and market expectations.If the seller has unreasonable expectations about the market value of their property, it’s probably not the right fit for auction.Market conditions matter less, he said.“We have seen in both good and bad market conditions that it can work, it really just comes down to the appropriate pricing strategy,” Steinfeld said.Auction properties are typically first-time listings and the company sets a reserve price, which represents the minimum value at which the seller is obligated to sell.“Once bidding reaches that number, everyone knows for sure that property will sell,” he said.“Then everyone starts to bid quit a bit more because they know at that point that if they win, it’s theirs.” Amy Smart, The Canadian Press
“My understanding is we will see the parties discussing decentralization in Vienna, hopefully in the latter part of January,” former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, whose UN Office of Special Envoy in Kosovo (UNOSEK) is based in the Austrian capital, told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York. Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. Serbia rejects independence for the province which the UN has run ever since North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid grave rights abuses in ethnic fighting. Mr. Ahtisaari, who visited all parties to the dispute last month, said he had set no “artificial deadlines” for the final status talks although he would like to see them completed within the one-year timeframe of his contract. He stressed the need for implementation of the so-called Standards, eight targets that include building democratic institutions, enforcing minority rights, creating a functioning economy and setting up an impartial legal system. “My message to Kosovo Albanians in my discussions was that they should use this opportunity… to put more effort into the implementation of standards,” he said. “We have to realize as well that standards are for ensuring a functioning democratic society and furthermore they are Kosovo’s key to life and Serbia’s key to Europe.” It is clear that one of the crucial issues is the protection of non-Albanian communities in Kosovo and that everyone realizes this requires reform structure and local self-government, he added. Kosovo Albanians must take this into consideration and engage in talks on decentralization, and the Serbs must participate in the process.In a report in July, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for Kosovo Søren Jessen-Petersen stressed the need for stronger commitment by Kosovo’s Albanian leaders to move forward on the return of Serbs who fled their homes during the fighting as well as on freedom of movement.Last month, he said far too little had been done by Albanian leaders in terms of reaching out to minorities and really showing that Kosovo is strongly committed to being a multi-ethnic society.
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), civilians began fleeing after a reported attack last week on the town of Kamango by the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan rebel group said to be operating around the Ruwenzori Mountains of DRC’s North Kivu province. Some 13,000 arrived last Thursday alone in Uganda’s western Bundibugyo district and by mid-Sunday, the Uganda Red Cross Society said it had registered 66,139 people. UNHCR said whole families have been carrying mattresses, pots and pans, and children were even carrying chickens.“This is an extraordinarily swift and concerning influx of refugees into an area with very limited preparedness to extend humanitarian assistance to such a large number of people,” said Mohammed Adar, the agency’s representative in Uganda.“We are, however, moving to mount the initial response as quickly as possible while preparing at the same time for an enhanced operation.”UNHCR joined the Office of the Prime Minister and other agencies in providing emergency aid, sending plastic sheeting for shelter construction, plates and cups, and temporary latrine kits as well as soap. The agency has also provided fuel for transfers to a new transit centre, 23 kilometres from the DRC border, and the first 300 refugees were moved on Sunday.Bundibugyo is a mountainous and densely populated area about a seven-hour drive from the Ugandan capital, Kampala, UNHCR noted. The new arrivals are being received in five primary schools and other sites. Some are staying with families in the community.The World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered enough food to feed 20,000 people for five days, with more food due to arrive on Monday. The Ugandan Red Cross has organized communities to cook and serve hot meals, while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other partners are providing water.UNHCR pointed out that, even before the arrival of the newest refugees, Uganda was already home to more than 210,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers, 63 per cent of whom came from the DRC.
SMMT’s prestigious Award for Automotive Innovation, which rewards the most ground-breaking ideas from all areas of the UK automotive sector, has been officially launched.Returning for a fifth year, the Award – sponsored by GKN and supported by The Times – recognises UK-born concepts and technologies that have the potential to transform the wider automotive industry. Ford Motor Company took the crown last year with its efficient, yet powerful, 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which now features in more than 100,000 cars and vans across the country.Speaking at the SMMT International Automotive Summit, Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The Award for Automotive Innovation is just one example of the work SMMT is doing with its members and government to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of global vehicle development. The entry window is now officially open so we want to attract an outstanding selection of entries for the 2014 competition.”UK automotive businesses invest billions every year in automotive R&D; in 2013, industry committed £1.9 billion to furthering the technologies that have seen the UK position itself high in the global automotive hierarchy.The deadline for entries is midnight on 12 September. A shortlisting process will follow, after which successful entrants will present their innovations to a panel of industry experts. The winner will be announced at the SMMT Annual Dinner on 25 November, in front of more than 1,000 leading industry figures. All entry criteria can be found at the Award website: www.smmt.co.uk/aai.SMMT will run a regular ‘Innovation of the Week’ feature on its website during the submission period, which will take a look at some of the UK’s most important and fascinating automotive innovations through history.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Heading into the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, England was not the sexy choice. The Lionesses were undefeated in World Cup qualifiers, outscoring their opponents 52-1, but few insiders expected them to challenge the game’s giants: Germany, the United States and Japan.Then came the victory over Norway in the Round of 16 and the upset of host Canada in the quarterfinals. England still only has a 10 percent chance of winning the tournament, according to our Women’s World Cup forecasting model, but its chances nearly doubled after the Norway win and then more than doubled after the victory over Canada. The squad, which features no recognizable stars and has not won a match in this tournament by more than one goal, now finds itself on the brink of history.England has never made it this far in a Women’s World Cup, and this is the furthest any English team, men or women, has come in a World Cup since 1990. Tonight, the squad, led by coach Mark Sampson, will take the field in Edmonton against defending champions Japan for a spot in the final against the U.S., which upset Germany 2-0 in its semifinal match Tuesday night.Japan is favored to win the game 61 percent to England’s 39 percent, according to our model. Its chances of winning the tournament are 20 percent — double England’s but still a far cry from the U.S.’s 70 percent.Japan has quietly arrived at this stage of this competition. The team played its most complete game of the tournament in its 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in the Round of 16 and labored to a 1-0 win over Australia in the quarterfinals. Japan’s attack remains the game’s best; its tiki-taka passing style in the midfield is a beauty to watch for spectators and baffling for defenses. The midfield, led by 36-year-old former captain and 2011 World Cup hero Homare Sawa and star Nahomi Kawasumi, has dominated possession in every one of the team’s matches but has failed to convert that dominance into goals. Japan has averaged just 1.4 goals per game in the tournament, and England’s stingy defense will need that run to continue if it’s to have a chance.The Lionesses’ leading scorers in the tournament are two defenders, Karen Carney and Lucy Bronze. England’s lack of offensive firepower and struggles in the final third could prove decisive against what is a small, but well-organized Japanese backline. With both Carney and Bronze likely to have their hands full with Japan’s speedy attackers, they will have fewer chances to direct counterattacks as they did against Canada. As a result, outside of set pieces, they are unlikely to impose themselves on offense.If Japan can do a better job converting its chances, it should win this game, maybe even comfortably. But, then again, in this tournament, nothing has been comfortable for the big teams.
← Previous Story VELUX EHF CL F4: WHO? Next Story → Marit Malm Frafjord to Larvik HK! One of the best players in back-line in Europe, Spaniard Joan Canellas is close to sign a deal with German THW Kiel, find out Handball-Planet.com! A 28 years old left back has no luck in the last 12 months. Firstly, BM Atletico Madrid didn’t survived financial problems and it seems that Canellas’ new team, in which he escaped after Madrid’s disaster – HSV Handball will have the same destiny!Too many TOP quality players could be free in the next few weeks. Negotiations have already began. Canellas is one step to join Domagoj Duvnjak and sign for “Zebras” from the next summer.Icelandic powerful shooter Aron Palmarsson is on the exit from Kiel. He isn’t happy with the offer for contract extension, so many teams are interested for his service. Among them are most serious FC Barcelona and Hungarian MVM MKB Veszprem.photo: hsvhandball.com Aron PalmarssonJoan Canellas
Genoa Coach Cesare Prandelli believes his team is improving and growing despite their narrow defeat at Cagliari on Wednesday.Prandelli is taking positives from their 1-0 defeat as Diego Farias’ first-half strike made the difference at Sardegna Arena.“We faced a very organized Cagliari, but in the first 20 minutes we had the courage to score goals,” Prandelli said, as quoted by Football Italia.“The incident with the goal conditioned the result. We have to go home without three points, but we could have got something more.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’re growing in terms of the collective, but there’s a lot of regrets because we were in control out there.“The lads are working hard and are disappointed, but if we’re all together we can do it.“We could have done better in the final third. I’m satisfied with the attitude, but we need to improve in the final third.”
The nation’s soybean producers, through the American Soybean Association (ASA), served an array of soy-based foods to about 200 members of Congress, government officials and industry representatives at the Eighth Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch that was held on Wednesday, March 17, on Capitol Hill.The luncheon has become an annual forum for ASA and its sponsoring partners to showcase soy-based food products, and to demonstrate the importance and benefits of soyfoods to sound human nutrition. In addition to Members of Congress and key Executive Branch representatives, ASA Board members, state farmer-leaders and media attend.”ASA’s Congressional Soyfoods Lunch is a unique occasion for the U.S. soybean industry to provide Members of Congress and other government officials with the chance to taste the ever-expanding selection of soyfoods available today,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean producer from Sidney, Ohio. “The health benefits of soy are becoming more widely-known, and this event gives ASA an opportunity to showcase these benefits for policymakers and their staff.”The 2010 Congressional Soyfoods Lunch menu included: Thai Beef Salad, Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable Pasta, Sautéed Broccoli in Garlic Sauce, Edamame Risotto, and Tropicana Garden Salad. Dessert featured Chocolate Pudding Pies, Soy Toffee Bars and SOYJOY.Partnering with ASA for the Eighth Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch on Capitol Hill were sponsors Archer Daniels Midland Company, Monsanto, Solae, The Soyfoods Council and SOYJOY.Nutritionists point out that soy can complement or fortify balanced diets, rather than compete with products that are already consumed. Soy foods have become an important staple in U.S. federal nutrition programs, such as the school lunch program, where the addition of soy can benefit existing menus.
Vancouver school students and parents — and teachers — might encounter picketing school secretaries and support workers next Wednesday, on the first day of class.It’s possible some teachers will honor, or even join, picket lines.The clock ran out late Wednesday on unresolved contract talks between Vancouver Public Schools and the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals. A one-year grace period that began after the prior collective bargaining pact expired in August 2010 ended at midnight.After 18 months of sputtering talks, the district announced Thursday it will unilaterally impose cost-saving elements of its “best and final” contract proposal, as directed by Washington state law, it said.To accommodate a 1.9 percent reduction in salary (equal to the reduction in state funding for teacher pay), Vancouver will cut about $145,000 in salary from the employee group, said Missy Hallead, district human resources director.It will take weeks to set layoffs or hourly reductions, she said.Following the district’s move, the contract now runs through August 2013. It incorporates “best and final” language accepted by both sides, plus the layoff and scheduling policies opposed by the union.The news comes after two mediation sessions in August, including a final stab Tuesday, failed to satisfy the district and VAESP, which counts about 200 secretaries, clerks, technical and other para-professional assistants in its ranks.
If LeBon wins, Republicans will hold 21 seats in the state’s lower chamber — the minimum needed for a majority. If Dodge wins, the chamber will be split 20-20. Knopp is beginning is second term in the House of Representatives after running unopposed in the November 6 general election. Rep. Knopp: “So, I think it’s going to be challenging session especially with the new administration. The House is still very fragile, very fragile body in the House. I honestly don’t think the Republicans can organize and function without some sort of coalition, I think it’s essential.” Republican candidate Bart LeBon and Democratic candidate Kathryn Dodge each claimed 2,161 votes in the race for House District 1. An election that could determine control of the Alaska House of Representatives is tied, according to pre-recount figures released by the state’s elections division. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Representative Gary Knopp (R-K-Pen) expects the Legislature to face a number of challenges in 2019 as the two parties hash out their differences prior to the upcoming session. Rep. Knopp: “In two years we’re going to have 50 percent of the House rolled over with new members. A lot of the institutional knowledge is gone, which is necessarily a bad thing, but there’s a big learning curve to go through here.” Rep. Knopp: “There will be a lot of topics of conversations. You’re going to see the crime reform bill, SB91 brought up, the full repeal brought out but don’t think we will see any movement on it. You’re going to have more conversations on the permanent fund dividend, the budget, and medicaid expansion.”
HM Ershad. file PhotoJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad returned home on Wednesday after a four-day visit to New Delhi at the invitation of the Indian government, reports UNB.Ershad along with party secretary general Ruhul Amin Hawlader, presidium members Zia Uddin Ahmed Bablu, Sunil Shuvo Roy and Khaled Akhter arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a flight of Jet Airways around 4:00pm, said a press release.Senior Jatiya Party leaders received him at the airport.Party insiders said Ershad had meetings with top Indian government officials and BJP leaders during the visit, and discussed various issues relating to mutual interests of the two countries and the next general election.Ershad is scheduled to hold a press conference at his Banani office at 11:00am on Thursday on his India tour.
Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on target These Pokémon 20th Anniversary phone cases by RAVPower are absolutely adorable. You can protect your phone in style and let the world know that your iPhone doubles as a Pokédex.You can choose from two styles of phonecase. If you’re repping everyone’s favorite electric mouse, you can choose the bright yellow Pikachu-themed case. If you’re looking for a more subdued case, you can’t beat the iconic red, black, and white of the Poké Ball case.The Poké Ball case has a ring on the back that you can use to attach it to a backpack or purse. I don’t know why you would want to risk dropping it by doing that, but it’s there if you do.The Pikachu case has a subtle 3D projection of Pikachu’s lovely yellow face on it. The case also looks like it might feel slightly quilted. That’s a definite improvement over the $2.50 case you bought off of eBay without a second thought because it was yellow and had rubber ears that protruded like Pikachu’s, right?You might be thinking to yourself, “These must only be available in Japan, darn it!” However, this time you’re half wrong. They are sold only in Japan, but you can order them off of Amazon Japan for overseas shipping. You can get it for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but you better order now. These cases are sure to sell out fast.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Is global warming making the Earth a greener place? A new study has found that rising CO2 levels are creating a plant boom. Between 25% and 50% of the Earth’s vegetation has become more green in recent decades. The plants and trees are drawing in all that extra carbon dioxide and using it as hyper fuel. The CO2 is fertilizer for the vegetation.The study was a combined effort of 32 researchers across eight countries and published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Titled Greening of the Earth and its drivers, it collects data from 1982 to 2009 and shows a correlation with the greening of the Earth and a slow down in climate change. It also found that of the total vegetated land studied, only 4% disappeared.This doesn’t necessarily mean the Earth is fighting back against global warming. While the plants may be making the most of these extra CO2 emissions, they still need water and nutrients to live. The boom we’re seeing now is only a generational boost, and in the future, without clean water and healthy soil, no amount of carbon fertilizer will help sustain continued growth of vegetation.It also won’t be of any use if global warming simply scorches all the vegetation out of existence. The recent and overwhelmingly devastating Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, Canada is being linked to climate change. Rising temperatures linked to CO2 emissions are drying out the trees along the northern hemisphere, making them more susceptible to fires.Back in 2012, there was a rash of wildfires in Siberia, Russia that destroyed 70 million acres. And it has become an on-going epidemic in the years since. Siberia is typically thought of as snow covered forests and and a very cold climate. You don’t envision forests set aflame.This is huge: Almost every country in the world just signed on to the #ParisAgreement on climate change—thanks to American leadership.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 12, 2015It also doesn’t help when you have world leaders who can’t even agree on the legitimacy of scientific data that points to climate change. When the Paris Agreement was signed, some 200 nations chose to enact the steps to reduce their country’s carbon footprint. That was in December of 2015. The United States was one of the central figures who contributed to many of the regulations that have been adapted. It wasn’t until April of 2016 that the US signed those very same agreements it helped to create.So, while the whole Earth may be getting greener through increasing CO2 emissions for now, this is something scientists and many world leaders are keeping a cautious eye on for the future.
April 21, 2014 How Success Happens Listen Now Well, they almost did, in a way, but McLaughlin and his wife, Alysha, who he said was “in disbelief” over his strange ask, spared their child the most-voted-on name. And thank “WackyTaco692” goodness they did.Instead the software developer and his wife were good parents and chickened out on Reddit’s number one baby name choice (out of 150,000 votes in all), which was “Cthulhu.” Right, Cthulhu, you know, that mythical evil winged beast that has an octopus for a face. Make that “Cthulhu all-spark,” actually, as “all-spark” was the most upvoted middle name choice.That doesn’t mean the babe’s parents won’t call her Cthulhu from time to time, probably when she’s not “behaving.” Her mom reportedly already did in her birth announcement status update on Facebook, commanding “All bow down to the great and powerful Cthulhu.”Related: Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting“Kids’R’Gross,” “Not Zelda,” “LOL” and “13” are some of the other lovely front runner names the couple shafted in favor of a somewhat disappointingly normal name for their little bundle of joy. They picked a safe suggestion, the number two top-voted choice, one that won’t make their daughter hate them: Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin. She introduced herself to the world “happy and healthy” at 3:42 a.m. on April 7 after “five anxious days,” her dad wrote on his rose-colored website namemydaughter.com.Hi, My name is Stephen and much to the disbelief of my wife, I have decided to let the internet name* my daughter.Yeah that is an asterisk, Unfortunately internet I know better than to trust you. We will ultimately be making the final decision, Alas my daughter shall not be named WackyTaco692. Sorry guys the wife wouldn’t go for a free for all.Just in case you were wondering, and we can’t imagine why you would, Stephen says he’s not crazy. “As for the obvious question — No I am not crazy. I have been tested!” he declared on his original reddit IAmA subreddit post, in which redditors were ask to suggest and then vote on potential baby names.(Ok, good. Glad we got that whole not-crazy business cleared up, Stephen. If you weren’t already crazy, having a kid will drive you crazy several times day and when you attempt to sleep at night. I know. I have three.)Oh, and probably no big surprise here, McLaughlin’s apparently into Bitcoin, too. He posted his Bitcoin address for all to see on namemydaughter.com.Also, a redditor asked the proud new papa to create a Dogecoin tip web address to collect a few Shiba Inu-themed virtual coins for “entertaining us so.” To the moon, beautiful bouncing baby girl of the interwebs, to the moon!Related: A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook 4 min read Yana Don’t-Blink. Chalupa Batman. Megatron Salad. Streetlamp of-the-sea.Nope, those aren’t tonight’s freaky fusion sushi specials. They’re but a tame slice of the nuttier names you get when you ask the Internet to name your unborn child.Probably because live-tweeting your childbirth is so yesterday, Stephen McLaughlin, a software programmer in Kelowna, Canada, left it up to the geeky social media Pandora’s box that is Reddit to choose a first and middle name for his unborn baby girl.Related: How to Rock the Cradle at Home and Work? Realize a Perfect Work-Life Balance is Impossible. Yes, you read right. This guy asked everyone on Reddit — basically all 2.89 million redditors and everyone else on the Internet, too — to name his kid.Internet Help me http://t.co/P32JUzPeqk… You can vote once per name per day. Feel free to retweet!— Stephen McLaughlin (@digitalgecko) January 10, 2014 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.
Each horizontal line is a snapshot of a single atom, whether its lit up or not indicates the atom’s magnetic state. (Credit: Data: J. Zhang et al.; graphic: E. Edwards)Science, especially these days, can move slowly. The days of big leaps in our understanding are mostly behind us, and the progress of scientists is typically slow, but steady. That’s why something like quantum computers, which you’ve probably heard a lot about, have been so slow to actually arrive.Adding Up QubitsThe revolutionary new systems would harness the strangeness of the quantum world. Today’s “classical” computers use regular bits, with data encoded either as 0s or 1s, but quantum bits (qubits) could also be a mix of 0s and 1s, allowing for vastly stronger computing power. (It’s actually way more complicated, but this is a basic way to understand it.)The thing is, qubits are hard to work with. They can often be as tiny as individual atoms, and it’s not easy getting them to interact with each other — but not the environment they’re in. Some engineers have announced limited successes with systems of a handful of linked qubits, but the process has been slow.But two papers appearing in Nature today have shown just how far we’ve come. Neither describes a full-fledged quantum computer, but instead two teams have created a kind of precursor: “quantum simulators.” These can solve and simulate particular problems beyond the reach of classical computers, but don’t have the seemingly infinite potential of general quantum computers.Two ApproachesIn the first experiment, scientists from MIT and Harvard used a system of lasers as “optical tweezers” to set up a string of 51 rubidium atoms as a quantum simulator — creating many more qubits than previous attempts.The second experiment used charged ytterbium atoms instead, manipulating them with electrodes and magnetic fields. The physicists, from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, managed to string 53 atoms together, apparently a new record.Both teams are confident their models can scale up to the order of 100 atoms, which would put their devices in the realm of true general-purpose quantum computers. But already, even at the quantum simulator scale, these machines should be able to solve previously impossible equations and model complex new materials and drugs.Basically, we’re now at the point where useful quantum computing can actually start to take place — and it’s only going to get better from here. Hopefully, we’ll start to see all that slow work pay off.
News | September 27, 2010 ‘Mammography Saves Lives’ Campaign Clears Confusion about Mammograms IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more read more September 27, 2010 — Women confused about when to have a mammogram have a new interactive source of information — MammographySavesLives.org. The site launched last week with a series of public service announcements on television and radio stations across the country. To clear confusion, reduce unnecessary breast cancer deaths and help women avoid extensive treatment for advanced cancers that went undetected because they did not get annual mammograms, the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) have launched the Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) campaign. The MSL coalition produced a series of TV and radio public service announcements featuring breast cancer survivors, diagnosed in their 40s with the aid of mammography. They urge women to begin getting annual mammograms at age 40 and inform them that:- Mammography has helped reduce the breast cancer death rate by nearly one-third since 1990;- Mammography can detect cancer early when it is most treatable and can be treated less invasively, and- Three-quarters of women diagnosed have no family history of breast cancer or other factors that put them at high risk for developing the disease, so screening only high-risk women misses the majority of cancers.The MSL Website, MammographySavesLives.org, offers visitors an opportunity: to receive an annual reminder email to schedule a mammogram, find scientific information regarding why women should start mammography at age 40, hear from leading breast cancer experts why annual mammograms save lives, share a story of breast cancer survival and find an ACR-accredited mammography facility in their area.“Mammography has been proven without a doubt to save lives. It is the best tool available to screen for breast cancer. At present, there is nothing to replace it. One in five breast cancers occur in women in their 40s. By not getting a yearly mammogram after age 40, women increase their odds of dying from breast cancer,” said Carol H. Lee, M.D., chair of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission. “The 10-year risk for breast cancer in a 40-year-old woman is 1 in 69 and only increases with age. In European countries like Denmark and Sweden, where screening programs are more organized, the breast cancer death rate has been cut almost in half over the last 20 years. While we have saved and continue to save a significant number of women through mammography, a great many more breast cancer deaths can be avoided if more women would choose to begin annual mammograms at age 40,” said Phil Evans, M.D., president of the Society of Breast Imaging. “Mammography helps catch cancer at an earlier stage. This enables physicians to offer women more choices in regards to their treatment, so early detection not only save lives, but it helps preserve quality of life as well. The take-home message for women is clear: start getting annual mammograms at age 40,” said Gail Lebovic, M.D., breast surgeon and president of the American Society of Breast Disease.For more information: MammographySavesLives.org. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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Familiares comienzan a trasladar las víctimas de la masacre en Las Tejeras, Comayagua. https://t.co/Ow50Ls9zpm pic.twitter.com/re3LsohPg7— Diario El Heraldo (@diarioelheraldo) January 10, 2016 Related posts:Miss Honduras María José Alvarado and sister found dead; police arrest sister’s boyfriend Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister Honduras brings homicide rate down Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Gunmen killed six people Sunday in Honduras, the first mass killing of the year in one of the world’s most violent countries, police said.Police spokesman Leonel Sauceda told local media that the attack, in a house in the town of Tejeras in central Comayagua province, took place in the early hours of the morning, leaving six males dead.Authorities said narcotics trafficking appeared to be involved. Sauceda said a relative of the victims had been jailed three years ago for selling drugs. And another local police official, José Luis Flores, said authorities mounted an anti-drug operation in the same house 10 days ago.Honduras last year witnessed 96 killings of three or more people, with a total of 360 victims, though that number was down slightly from 2014.The Violence Observatory at Honduras’s respected National Autonomous University estimates that 2015 closed with about 60 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, down from 68 in 2014, although December figures are not yet final.The government estimates the rate has fallen even further, saying Honduras no longer holds the dubious distinction of being the world’s murder capital.See: Central America’s violent Northern Triangle registers 17,422 homicides in 2015 Facebook Comments