Lecture to Discuss Complementary Integrative Medicine

first_imgA cancer specialist will share his perspective on complementary and integrative medicine in cancer treatment and care during the next Cancer Answers lecture, Thursday, Oct. 3. Organized by Cancer Care Nova Scotia, the lecture will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Classroom 2, level 4, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 1482 George St., Sydney. Video conferences will be available at 16 sites across the province, as well as select First Nations sites. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Robert Rutledge, a radiation oncologist with the Capital Health Cancer Care Program. “Information about how to combine conventional medical care with healthy lifestyle habits and other complementary techniques is absolutely essential for everyone,” said Dr. Rutledge. “Science shows that people affected by cancer can influence their health in profound ways, even increasing cure rates for many cancers. During this lecture I’ll share what we know.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a Department of Health and Wellness program, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians. It supports health-care professionals in providing patients with high quality care. Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s work with other organizations and its screening programs raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, and educate Nova Scotians about available testing, such as Pap tests for cervical cancer and home screening kits for colon cancer.last_img read more

Regulations Link Criminal Records to Name Changes

first_imgStarting Thursday, Jan. 30, it will be harder for people with criminal records to hide their past by changing their legal name. Currently, there is no mandatory connection between changing a name and criminal records, making it difficult for law enforcement to identify people who do that. Under the revised legislation, people must submit fingerprints to change their name, ensuring criminal record remain attached to new names. The new regulations are part of amendments to the Change of Name Act. “This is another step toward making Nova Scotia communities safer,” said Mark Furey, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “We want police to have the tools they need to ensure that anyone who has a criminal record cannot hide that fact by changing their name.” The legislation does not apply to people changing their name because of marriage. Also, children younger than 12 will not be fingerprinted. “This legislation is a welcome step,” said Truro Police Chief David MacNeil, president of the Nova Scotia Association of Chiefs of Police. “It provides another tool to help police stay informed and keep Nova Scotia’s neighbourhoods safe.” People can choose to have their fingerprints taken at a police station or by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. The RCMP will conduct the criminal records check and link the new name to the person’s record, if there is one. The information will be available to law enforcement across Canada. Once the check is completed, the fingerprints will be destroyed. Nova Scotia will be the fourth jurisdiction in Canada with legislation to allow police to attach a new legal name to a criminal record. In 2013, there were 503 name changes in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Jude Law And Kim Cattrall Share Their Special Places For The National

first_imgCelebrities are used to life in front of the lens but this spring stars from the world of sport, film and TV are taking a turn behind the camera to help with a National Trust initiative.Actor Jude Law, chefs The Fabulous Baker Brothers and England rugby ace Austin Healey are among those who have shared photographs of the places that mean the most to them as part of a nationwide scheme that was launched at the end of March by the National Trust to celebrate the importance of special places in people’s lives.The campaign follows research undertaken by the charity which found that 84 per cent of Brits have a favourite place they go to which positively affects their wellbeing and happiness.Photographs by the celebrities are being showcased on a new app created by the National Trust to encourage people to share their favourite place and why it means so much to them. The app will also feature places that are important to National Trust staff and volunteers and members of the public.Included on the app are well-known names such as Nell McAndrew with photographs of Ham House in London, whilst Kim Cattrall shares memories of Blickling Estate in Norfolk. Other celebrities involved include The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry Herbert, who chose Dyrham Park near Bath after family picnics there and its spectacular views across the South Gloucestershire countryside.Meanwhile, musician Gary Kemp – from Spandau Ballet – chose the Lake District as the special place for a perfect day after summers spent holidaying in the heart of National Trust countryside, sharing a picture of his son topping a Lakeland Fell.Top model David Gandy commented: “I wanted to share my favourite photograph of Melford Hall as I have such fond and affectionate memories here, from visiting the beautiful grounds and rooms on school trips with all my school friends to family outings. Luckily my parents live very close to Melford Hall and so we tend to visit together quite often.”“I particularly enjoy the fun event held on fireworks night, as this is when the gardens and park really come to life. Lots of people have special places that evoke happy memories so I think it’s great that the National Trust is encouraging people to share their love and give these places the importance they deserve.”According to the National Trust study, four out of five people (81 per cent) said visiting their favourite place had a bigger impact on their well-being than shopping or going to the cinema. Nearly a third of those surveyed (31 per cent) said their favourite place was where they grew up, while 30 per cent chose a recent holiday spot and one in four (25 per cent) the location of a childhood family outing.One in ten (ten per cent) are romantically-minded and admitted that their special place was where they were married and five per cent where they were proposed to. 87 per cent said their special place made them happy just thinking about it, with three quarters of those surveyed (75 per cent) revealing the place they love the most reminded them of their family.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga Ont

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement The studio says it currently produces 63 series, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Good Fight” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”Currently CBS shoots “Star Trek: Discovery” and “In the Dark” in Toronto, but has several other productions in Canada, including one for the reboot of “Charmed.”CBS to Build Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS is preparing to build a large-scale television and film production facility outside Toronto, reflecting the high volume of shows that CBS Television Studios shoots north of the border.CBS said Wednesday it has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space in Mississauga, which is 18 miles from downtown Toronto. The facility to be dubbed CBS Stages Canada will encompass six soundstages, production offices, support facilities and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film productions. It is expected to open by the middle of next year. READ MORECBS Television Studios to open production hub in MississaugaTORONTO — U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities. CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019. READ MORECBS to open production hub outside of Toronto to meet demands of peak TV“America’s Most Watched Network” is opening up shop in Canada.CBS Corp. leased 260,000 square feet (24,000 square metres) outside of Toronto to serve as its base in a burgeoning hub of film and TV production. The space, including six sound stages, offices and support facilities, is the largest studio opened by a U.S. broadcaster north of the border. The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region.The company ranks as one of the world’s biggest producers of TV programming at a time when demand for new shows has never been higher. The U.S. TV industry will crank out more than 500 original scripted series this year, according to research from FX. READ MORECBS Plans Television And Film Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS plans to establish a television and film production facility outside Toronto, with the production capacity to support large-scale production.The media company said it signed a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space located in the city of Mississauga, 18 miles from downtown Toronto, where it plans to establish CBS Stages Canada.The new facility, with six sound stages, with provide additional production space to support CBS Television Studios’ expanding roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Currently, the Studio produces 63 series, including shows for the broadcast network, The CW and original programming for the CBS All Access streaming service. READ MORE U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities.  The 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019.The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region and help expand its roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Air Canada service agents ratify new fiveyear collective agreement

TORONTO – About 4,100 customer service and sales agents at Air Canada (TSX:AC.A) have ratified a new five-year contract.No details were released, but Unifor says the agreement includes a significant hourly wage increase for those at the lower end of the salary grid.Air Canada says its board of directors has also approved the new agreement, which was reached on June 14.Airline president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said in a statement that the agreement is a “win-win” and noted this is the fourth labour contract Air Canada has concluded over the past eight months.Voting on the agreement, which is effective from March 1 this year to Feb. 28, 2020, took place over the past eight days.The customer service agents and sales agents had walked off the job for three days in June 2011.During roughly the same period, the airline faced protracted negotiations with both flight attendants and pilots. In 2012 baggage handlers staged an illegal walkout before being forced back to work by a court order.“This agreement secures good jobs for customer sales and service agents now and into the future,” Unifor president Jerry Dias said in a statement late Thursday. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 25, 2015 9:16 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Air Canada service agents ratify new five-year collective agreement read more

Exclusive US soccer stars Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe to donate brains

As two of the faces of United States and international soccer, retired forward Abby Wambach and current midfielder Megan Rapinoe have used their platforms to act as leaders for various social issues, such as LGBT and women’s rights. But now, following in the steps of another former U.S. women’s national team star, Brandi Chastain, Wambach and Rapinoe have plans to make a difference in an entirely different way.In an interview with The Lantern before the two spoke at Ohio State for an event sponsored by OUAB, Wambach disclosed that she has made arrangements to have her brain donated for concussion research. Rapinoe later revealed the same during the event.“I think it’s amazing. I’m going to do the same myself,” Wambach said of Chastain’s pledge to donate. “Actually, I’m going to be doing a piece with her in order to get the word out, and I think that will be so important not just for the next generation, but to learn more.”Wambach later added that the piece with Chastain is set to be a podcast.Chastain, known for her game-winning penalty kick and ensuing celebration in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, announced her intentions in early March, becoming one of the most prominent female athletes to do so.The 35-year-old Wambach, the all-time leading goal scorer in international soccer, could prove especially valuable in the research due to her propensity to use her head on the pitch. Of her 184 goals in international play, 77 were deposited using her head.“I think there will be valuable research and information that will be studied, and we will understand more about the heading and the heading process as it pertains to the game,” Wambach said.During the OUAB event, Rapinoe acknowledged that she’s unsure how much information could be gathered from her brain, as she does not use her head to the extent of Wambach. Even so, she said she felt it necessary to contribute to the burgeoning research on concussions. Boston University, where Chastain plans to donate her brain, is the lead researcher on the field of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a postmortem degenerative brain disease that is suspected to be linked to concussions and repeated blows to the head. However, only seven of the 307 brains studied by Boston University belonged to a female, according to The New York Times, which adds salience to the commitments of the three U.S. soccer players. CTE, initially linked to boxing, is now commonly associated with football, as the first large-scale findings on the disease came after Dr. Bennet Omalu published a paper in 2005 on former NFL center Mike Webster. Since the initial report, the list of NFL players diagnosed with CTE continues to grow. An October study from the Department of Veteran Affairs and Boston University found the disease in 87 of the 91 brains of former NFL players that were examined. Despite the repeated linkage to football, research on the disease and the impacts of head trauma is developing beyond gridiron, namely to soccer. Boston University discovered CTE in the brain of a deceased 29-year-old soccer player in 2014, the first named player to have traces of it. A 2013 study from Yeshiva University found abnormalities in the brains of soccer players who frequently head the ball that are similar to patients who have sustained concussions. The study noted a single header is not enough to result in traumatic brain injuries, but the lead author, Dr. Michael Lipton, wrote that “repetitive heading could set off a cascade of responses that leads to degeneration of brain cells over time.”As a preventive measure in young players, the U.S. Soccer Federation put forth new safety guidelines in November, banning headers for players under 10 years old, while limiting it in practice for those aged 11 to 13. Wambach said she fully supports safety measures to protect youth players, but she is advocating that there are better ways to go about it than simply banning headers altogether.“We want to make sure that when those 10-year-olds get to that 11-year-old age, the 11- to (13-year-olds) get to the next level, we want to make sure those kids are prepared,” she said. “You don’t want to send somebody out and not know how to do it, how to properly head a ball. I think that actually makes it more dangerous.“If you can do it technically sound, you’re less likely to incur a concussion. In fact, most concussions come from elbow-to-elbow or head-to-head contact, and that’s something that’s a little not talked about.”She said that because of this belief, she is working with the federation to instill new programs to teach proper technique when heading the ball.“I’m setting up a protocol with U.S. Soccer at this point to create a business in and around some of these clubs with soft balls to properly teach how to technically head a soccer ball, how to attack a soccer ball, to not be afraid of heading a soccer ball, because I don’t foresee soccer ever losing heading as part of its game,” Wambach said.Soccer might not be a sport noted for its spine-tingling collisions or overtly physical nature. But Wambach said that is precisely why she thinks research into the effects of the sport could prove invaluable to future generations.“We’re different from the NFL,” she said. “Heading a ball is different than getting struck in the head by a linebacker that’s 300 pounds trying to literally rip your head off, so I’m excited to see what those results are.”Nick Clarkson contributed to this story. read more

Fifteen Minutes In Flushing Our US Open Podcast Returns

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Carl Bialik talks to ESPNW’s Jane McManus about the women’s semifinals, the tennis media gender gap and whether Kei Nishikori is on the verge of a breakthrough.Baseline No. 3 (Sept. 6) Carl Bialik previews the U.S. Open, highlighting FiveThirtyEight’s forecasts, our first of a tennis tournament. Guests are Caitlin Thompson, co-founder of the new tennis quarterly Racquet, which The New York Times’ T Magazine called “deliciously smart,” and Courtney Nguyen, senior writer for WTA Insider and a contributing editor for Racquet. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed We’re forecasting every match of the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments. See our predictions here » Embed Code Embed Code Harvey Araton of The New York Times joins Carl to talk about Serena Williams’s upset loss in the women’s semifinals, the globalization of tennis and Jimmy Connors’s legendary run at the 1991 U.S. Open.Baseline No. 4 (Sept. 8) New episodes will also be added to the feed for our sports podcast, Hot Takedown. Subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast client so you don’t miss a show.Baseline No. 5 (Sept. 9) Carl Bialik chats with Louisa Thomas, a contributor to newyorker.com, about the U.S. Open’s new roof, the lost generation in men’s tennis and Angelique Kerber’s chances of winning the tournament.Baseline No. 1 (Aug. 29) Embed Code By Carl Bialik and Jorge Estrada More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Baseline No. 2 (Sept. 1) By Carl Bialik and Jorge Estrada By Carl Bialik and Jorge Estrada Eighteen-time major winner Chris Evert joins Carl Bialik today. They chat about Serena Williams, the depth of women’s tennis and what it takes to be the best in the world. Embed Code By Carl Bialik and Jorge Estrada By Carl Bialik and Jorge Estrada Even if you can’t make it to Flushing Meadows for this year’s U.S. Open, we’ll take you to the tennis tournament in New York via our mini-podcast Baseline, returning for a second season. Hosted by FiveThirtyEight’s Carl Bialik and produced by Jorge Estrada, Baseline features guests from the tennis world. All five episodes, from a tournament preview to a preview of the finals, are below, and we’ll be updating this post with new episodes throughout the Open. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Football No 5 Ohio State looks to assert dominance over Oregon State

Ohio State then-redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) prepares to throw a pass in the second quarter of the Ohio State-UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignFollowing a summer full of investigations and allegations surrounding head coach Urban Meyer and former assistant coach Zach Smith, the Ohio State football team opens its 2018 season at home against Oregon State.Ohio State starts the season ranked No. 5 in the AP poll, making the Buckeyes the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten, trailing only No. 4 Wisconsin.The Buckeyes return following a 12-2 record last season, winning the Big Ten Championship and earning a Cotton Bowl victory over USC after missing the College Football Playoff.Through the offseason, the off-the-field allegations and controversy surrounding the program, junior defensive end Nick Bosa said it is all being used as motivation.“Hate always drives you, and when people are hating, then you just want to prove them wrong even more,” Bosa said. “We’re excited to go prove that we’re the same team.”While Ohio State hopes to prove it is the same team that found success a season ago, Oregon State comes into its opener trying to prove the exact opposite.The Beavers finished last season with a 1-11 record, the program’s worst record since finishing 1980 winless. Oregon State’s only win came by a field goal to FCS opponent Portland State.Following that victory against the Vikings, Oregon State dropped its next 10 games, failing to win a single game in the Pac-12, including a 38-10 defeat to USC.The Beavers allowed 43.0 points per game, the third most in the nation, while scoring only 20.7 per game, the 17th fewest in the nation.Among all the weaknesses, the biggest came in the Beavers’ rush defense. Oregon State allowed 235.8 rush yards per game, giving up 35 touchdowns on the ground. Both numbers were in the bottom 10 in the NCAA rankings.Oregon State’s hopes come in the hiring of Jonathan Smith at head coach. Smith was the quarterbacks coach at Washington for the past four seasons, helping senior quarterback Jake Browning earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors and become an O’Brien award semifinalist each of the past two seasons.Acting head coach Ryan Day has praised Smith, and said he is expecting a defense very similar to one of the top teams in the Big Ten.“Jonathon comes over and obviously has had a great career and he’s going to come in with a lot of energy,” Day said. “They’re going to be instituting that Wisconsin system of some three-down, some four-down, and they’re very, very aggressive.”Senior quarterback Jake Luton will start under center for the Beavers. The 6-foot-7 quarterback started the first four games last season for Oregon State before going down with a back injury, completing more than 61 percent of his passes in his four starts.PredictionRunning backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber should take advantage of one of the weakest run defenses from last season. This will make redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ first collegiate start a more manageable one, where he can control the tempo and play more relaxed.If the weak run defense isn’t enough, Oregon State also was tied for the sixth-worst turnover margin in 2017, ending at minus-14. With junior defensive end Nick Bosa, redshirt junior defensive tackles Dre’Mont Jones and Robert Landers and a rotation of sophomore defensive end Chase Young and junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper on the other side, there will be mistakes made by this Beavers’ offense under a new head coach.Day said he does not see this game as his head coaching debut. He is simply filling in for Meyer while he is serving his three-game suspension.“This isn’t one of those things where I’m becoming the head coach,” Day said. “This is just something that I’m holding the place for coach until he gets back and the goal is to win the game against Oregon State.”Whether it was going to be Day or Meyer on the sidelines, it wouldn’t have mattered. Ohio State is coming into this game angry and ready for football.Wyatt Crosher: 66-3 Ohio StateColin Gay: 56-7 Ohio State read more

Ponting named Australia assistant coach for World Cup

Ricky Ponting has been named as Australia’s assistant coach for the World Cup the day after David Saker quit the position.Ponting, the former Australia captain who led the team to two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, will take up his role after the forthcoming series against India and Pakistan with current batting coach Graeme Hick shifted to focus on preparations for the Ashes.His appointment follows the comments of CEO Kevin Roberts to ESPNcricinfo on Thursday that he was keen to employ more former players in short-term coaching roles. Ponting has previously been involved with the national side in that capacity, but working at the World Cup will be the highest profile role he has had with Australia since finishing his playing career.“I’m really excited to be joining the coaching group for this year’s World Cup,” Ponting said. “I’ve enjoyed my previous short-term roles with the ODI and T20 Teams but World Cups take on a whole different meaning for me.”“I have enormous confidence in the players available to the selectors and know we will be as tough to beat as any team, in this year’s World Cup.”Head coach Justin Langer, who has had to deal with the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner from Australia’s batting ranks during his first nine months in the job, believes Ponting will have value across all aspects of the squad.“Ricky knows what’s required to win World Cups, and I know he will be a valuable mentor to not just the batting group, but the broader squad as we focus our attention on defending our World Cup title,” he said. “Ricky and I have worked together with the Australian Men’s Team in the past, he is an extremely driven coach who is fully invested in the players development and improving Australian cricket.”“He has an impressive understanding of the game, he knows what’s required to prepare and perform at the elite level, and we can’t wait for him to get started working with the squad.”Belinda Clark, the interim high performance manager, echoed Roberts’ views on the increasing use of specialist short-term coaches being brought in for specific events.“Ricky will assist Justin across a number of key areas including strategy and game-plan, but he will also work closely with and mentor the batting group as they prepare for the English conditions,” Clark said. “This appointment also provides an opportunity for Graeme Hick to focus on preparation for the Ashes.“With two major events back to back we believe it is important to focus a number of staff specifically on one event. The appointment of Ricky is a part of this overall strategy.” (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedShikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup, Rishabh Pant confirmed as replacementJune 19, 2019In “latest news”‘It’s a shock,’ says Langer after England 481June 20, 2018In “latest news”Ponting on Maxwell’s poor IPL season: “I wish I knew why”May 21, 2018In “latest news” read more

Veselin Vukovic leads Serbia until 2016

Serbian handballVeselin Vukovic ← Previous Story Golden Norwegian girls make “Olympic gold” in Portugal Next Story → Dragan Djukic is close to Israeli bench Fantastic first part of 2012 for Serbian Handball, well-organised EHF EURO 2012, silver medal for the “Eagles” and VISA for Olympic Games in London were enough reasons for prolongation of cooperation between Serbian Handball Federation and head coach, Veselin Vukovic. Vukovic took “Eagles” in April, 2010, before the WCh 2011 qualifications matches against Czech Republic. After 10th place in Sweden, in fantastic atmosphere, Serbia wins silver medal at EHF EURO 2012 in front of 20.000 fans in Belgrade.New contract is on four years base. Vukovic will earn 6.000 EUR monthly, 280.000 in total until 2016 and end of the deal. He will have “free hands” to build team for Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. read more

Julius Kühn to MT Melsungen

← Previous Story Polish coach Patryk Rombel to lead Motor Zaporozhye Next Story → Draw on Mauritius „discover“ road to Buenos Aires One of the best German shooter, Julius Kühn, will change the team, but will stay at DKB Bundesliga. After three seasons of total affirmation in VfL Gummersbach, the 24-years old left back will join MT Melsungen in the upcoming season.Kuhn signed three years contract with one of the best organized team in Germany.He was a part of golden German squad at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland.Before Gummersbach, since 2014 Kuhn played at TUSSEM Essen. read more

ASTI industrial action to begin on 2 October

first_imgSECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS represented by the ASTI have announced the details of their industrial action, which is to begin on 2 October.The union had voted to reject the Haddington Road Agreement and commence industrial action last Friday.The move will see 17,000 ASTI members withdraw from meetings outside of normal school hours.This will include school planning and policy development meetings, staff and parent teacher meetings, and in-service training for teachers, though union leadership has said the impact on students will be “minimal”.Speaking after the meeting ASTI General Secretary Pat King said that while teachers are anxious not to disrupt their students’ education, ASTI members had voted by a two to one majority in favour of industrial action:The loss of classroom teachers from schools , the withdrawal of guidance services, the axing of middle management posts, the tying up of teachers’ time and energy with extra administrative work – these are the actions that have disrupted and damaged the education of our young people in recent years.King, who yesterday said that teachers had “had enough”, accused the government of “reneging” on the Croke Park Agree“Despite the fact that vital resources have been stripped from schools, ASTI members signed up to and delivered more for less under the Croke Park Agreement only to find the Government reneging on its promises under the same Agreement,” said Mr King.Read: ASTI chief: Teachers have had enoughRead: ASTI reject Haddington Road agreement, vote for industrial actionlast_img read more

Oireachtas agenda RTÉ wages money laundering and funding the Revenue

first_imgWHAT ARE OUR politicians doing in the halls of Leinster House?TheJournal.ie lets you know with our guide to what’s coming up to the Dáil, Seanad and various Oireachtas committees today.DÁILLeaders’ Questions begins the day at 10:30am, while members agree to the rest of the day’s agenda in Order of Business just before 11am.There are two major items on the agenda for the day:The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2013, where TDs will consider the last bath of amendments before sending the Bill to the Seanad; andThe Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries (Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013, the legislation which will pave the way for a public banking inquiry (among others).These will be discussed from 11:30am until 7:30pm, with interruptions for the following:Lunch for an hour at 1:30pmRichard Bruton taking Questions to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at 2:30pmDiscussion on four Topical Issues at 3:45pm, until just after 4:30pm.The last item of the day is 90 minutes of debate on the Technical Group’s motion calling for European treaty change so that countries have a defined system for leaving the Eurozone. A vote will be called at 9pm.The day’s Dáil business can all be viewed here.SEANADThe Seanad’s day begins with the usual 75-minute debate on the matters of the world in Order of Business at 10:30am, before taking a sos until Jimmy Deenihan pops in at 2:30pm to lead statements on the various forthcoming commemorations at 12:30pm.At 2pm members deal with Dáil amendments to the legislation creating a new ‘reference pricing’ system for the sale of pharmaceuticals, before dealing with more Dáil amendments at 3pm – this time on the new Animal Health and Welfare legislation.The last act of the day is a two-hour debate on legislation from FF’s Marc MacSharry, who has tabled a bill cracking down on unlicenced moneylenders. A vote will be taken at 7pm.The day’s Seanad business can all be viewed here.COMMITTEESWith the Health committee’s hearings having now wrapped up, there are no fewer than six meetings being streamed online…The Transport and Communcations committee is first up, when RTÉ director-general Noel Curran discusses RTÉ’s financial outlook, plans to cut the wages of high-earners, and the developments in the new editorial policies for news programming. (Watch here.)The Justice committee meets twice today – firstly at 10am to discuss European plans for the ‘second generation’ information system governing the Schengen travel system, and then again at 2pm when Alan Shatter will take charge of amendments to the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013 (which clears the way for a wave of home repossessions).The Environment sub-committee gathers at 12:30pm to consider amendments to the Housing (Amendment) Bill, which will govern the transition between two different models of how council rents are charged.The Education and Social Protection committee meets at 2pm to consider plans to reorganise the European Social Fund, before hearings from the End Child Poverty Coalition and the National Women’s Council of Ireland on the Report on Child and Family Income Support).Also at 2pm, the Finance committee will meet the country’s top civil servant, Martin Fraser, who will update members on the Department of the Taoiseach’s four-year strategy for 2010 to 2014, and discuss the activities of the sometimes-controversial IFSC Clearing House Group.Finally, Michael Noonan visits the Finance sub-committee at 4:30pm to seek adjusted Budget funds for his own office, the Revenue Commissioners, and the Comptroller and Auditor General.Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?last_img read more

Jack Jill Foundation refunds €130000 in donations after card scam

first_imgIrwin insisted the charity’s website was still secure and that anyone who had made a legitimate payment was not affected.Read: Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ringMore: Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details THE JACK & JILL FOUNDATION says it has refunded €130,000 in donations to credit card holders whose cards were used by scammers to make small donations.The charity said this evening that it had received over 1,000 small donations – most of them under €5 – from credit cards associated with financial institutions around the world.The donations were made by scammers trying to test if the details they had accessed were still working. Whenever the donation was successful, the scammer knew that the credit card details were still ‘live’ and could be used to make other purchases online.The charity said it had gone public so that other charities and members of the public could be aware of the scam, which chief executive Jonathan Irwin described as “a sad reality of credit card skimming”.While the charity itself has not been left out of pocket, as the one-off donations should never have been made in the first place, it said it had lost “a huge amount of time in administration” by having to assist in the refund of over a thousand credit card transactions.Irwin said this had been “the real cost” to Jack & Jill.“We never factored these payments into our budget. These were fake donations that were never meant for us, but part of a skimming racket,” Irwin said.However, it is sad to think about all the home nursing hours, over 8,000 in fact, that €130,000 would fund for sick children in every community in Ireland.It’s tough for every charity out there, and a credit card scam like this is cruel and very time consuming.last_img read more

Chromebook details announced at Google IO

first_imgWe knew Chrome OS was going to be covered during the Day 2 keynote of Google I/O and we weren’t disappointed. Today Google presented a number of new features for Chrome OS and two official devices: one from Acer and one from Samsung.All “Chromebooks” will have some basic features, including instant booting, all-day battery lives, and built-in security. Past these we’ll see some variation from one device to the next, but so far the new models closely resemble the Cr-48: they are highly portable, black, nearly logo-free, and Atom-powered.The Samsung “Series 5” Chromebook will have a 12-inch display (1280×800), 8.5 hours of battery life, and a dual-core Atom processor. Other parts will include an HD webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, mini-VGA, and a full-sized keyboard. It will be available in a WiFi and a 3G version, and will be available on June 15th–$429 for the WiFi model and $499 for the 3G one.The Acer Chromebook will have an 11.6-inch HD display, 6 hours of battery life, a dual-core Atom processor, and it will weigh 2.95 pounds. It’ll have the USB 2.0 ports and a webcam just like the Samsung model but will use a full HDMI port instead of mini-VGA. It will also sell in WiFi and 3G models with the price starting at $349. These will land on June 15th as well.As a note to all the developers at I/O it was noted that all Chromebooks will have jailbreaking built in, so owners will be able to hack to their hearts’ content.It’s not just hardware that was announced today, Google had a lot of news on how Chromebooks will be used in schools and businesses, plus there was talk about new features. We’ll have more up in a bit.Screen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.39.59 PMScreen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.39.59 PMScreen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.36.14 PMScreen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.26.28 PMScreen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.25.34 PMScreen shot 2011-05-11 at 1.11.18 PMlast_img read more

Analyse ADN des ailerons de requins vendus pour identifier les populations menacées

first_imgAnalyse ADN des ailerons de requins vendus pour identifier les populations menacéesPubliées dans les revues spécialisées Endangered Species Research et Marine and Freshwater Research, deux études internationales établissent la façon de tracer génétiquement les ailerons de requins vendus sur les marchés, afin de localiser les populations les plus exploitées, à protéger en priorité.  Travaillant sur deux espèces, le requin sombre (Carcharhinus obscurus) et  le requin cuivre (Carcharhinus brachyurus), une équipe de scientifiques des États-Unis, d’Australie, d’Amérique du Sud, d’Asie, de Nouvelle-Zélande et d’Afrique australe vient de publier de nouvelles études, qui montrent que les différences génétiques entre les populations de ces requins sont assez grandes pour retracer l’origine réelle des ailerons en vente sur les marchés asiatiques. Cela permet alors un meilleur suivi et une gestion régionale de ces prédateurs menacés.”En analysant une partie du génome héritée de la seule mère, nous avons pu détecter des différences entre les requins vivant le long de différents continents : leur ‘code postal’ ADN, disons. Cette recherche montre que les femelles adultes mettent bas, fidèlement, le long de la région continentale où elles sont nées. Trop pêchée, une population s’effondre, et il est extrêmement peu probable qu’elle se reconstitue par l’arrivée de requins venus d’une autre région”, explique Demian Chapman, chef de l’équipe de recherche et directeur adjoint de l’Institut des sciences pour la conservation des océans de l’Université de Stony Brook (état de New York).”Nous savons très peu sur le commerce des ailerons de requins, mais en utilisant l’ADN, nous pouvons identifier les populations sources qui contribuent le plus au commerce, et leur donner la  priorité. Nous avons donc vraiment besoin d’établir des programmes d’échantillonnage des ailerons sur leur chemin vers l’Asie, ou dans les marchés, pour réguler le commerce mondial”, précise le Dr Chapman.À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)”Parce qu’ils sont des prédateurs au sommet de la chaîne alimentaire marine, il est essentiel pour la santé des océans que nous prenions des mesures, telles que la surveillance et la régulation du commerce des ailerons, pour protéger ces grands requins”, conclut le Dr Ellen K. Pikitch, directeur exécutif de l’Institut des sciences pour la conservation des océans.  Le 30 avril 2011 à 13:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Record mondial de transmission de données informatiques en Allemagne

first_imgRecord mondial de transmission de données informatiques en AllemagneJoli record pour l’Allemagne qui vient de réaliser le plus gros transfert de données informatiques en un temps record : le contenu de 700 DVD sur un seul rayon laser, en seulement une seconde ! Le record a été réalisé par des scientifiques de l’Institut de technologie de Karlsruhe, en Allemagne. En une seule seconde, il ont réussi à coder des données sur un seul rayon laser, à les transmettre sur une distance de 50 kilomètres pour, ensuite les re-décoder sur un seul et unique laser. Ils ont ainsi permis de transmettre le contenu de 700 DVD en une seconde, tout en faisant tenir leur contenu sur un seul et même rayon laser. Avec de telle avancée, il devient plus long d’énoncer le processus que de l’exécuter ! Aussi, la vitesse moyenne de la transmission a été estimée à 26 terabits par seconde. Comment cela est-il possible ? Entouré de son équipe, le professeur Jürg Leuthold a utilisé un nouveau procédé de codage, baptisé Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Ce système permet la transmission très rapide de données informatiques grâce à un codage de signaux numériques marchant par répartition en fréquence. Et si cela vous semble un peu abstrait, voici un exemple qui devrait vous aider à vous représenter ce que cela signifie. En somme, avec une vitesse de 26 terabits par seconde, “on peut transmettre jusqu’à 400 millions de conversations téléphoniques en même temps”, a expliqué M. Leuthold. La technologie n’a pas fini de nous surprendre et de nous émerveiller.Le 24 mai 2011 à 10:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

No 9 Washington beats Arizona 3528 in overtime

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. — Washington survived its first real test after rolling through an easy nonconference schedule.To keep their run going, the Huskies know they’ll have to play better than this.Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime and No. 9 Washington overcame a slew of missed opportunities to hold off Arizona 35-28 Saturday night in both teams’ Pac-12 opener.“We can do better than that,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said.The Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) dominated their first three games behind Browning’s prolific passing and a first-team defense that did not allow a touchdown.Those wins came against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State, so Arizona represented a huge uptick in competition.Despite the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) being down to their fourth-string running back, Washington had a hard time shaking them, plagued by missed chances on Arizona’s side of the field.The Huskies failed on a fourth-and-1 in the third quarter and Cameron Van Winkle missed his second field goal of the game in the fourth — from 40 yards — to allow the Wildcats to hang around.Lavon Coleman did his part, running for 181 yards and a 55-yard touchdown while Browning was mostly limited to short throws underneath. Browning hit a few big passes in the second half and found Pettis, who made a tough grab on the first possession of overtime.last_img read more

ExColorado Gov John Hickenlooper enters presidential race

first_imgDENVER — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who’s used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state.“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done,” Hickenlooper, 67, said in a video announcing his campaign . “I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver.”He becomes the second governor to enter the sprawling field, after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week, and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump. Though as governor Hickenlooper prided himself for staying above partisan fights, he has argued his record as a former governor and big-city mayor distinguishes him from a broad field of Democratic presidential aspirants who are backing ambitious liberal plans on health care, taxes and the climate.Hickenlooper has hedged on supporting Democratic rallying cries like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal to combat climate change. He once worked as a geologist for a petroleum company and was roundly criticized for telling a congressional panel he drank fracking fluid while arguing for the safety of the energy extraction technique.It was after Hickenlooper was laid off from his geologist position during the energy bust of the 1980s that he inadvertently started on his road to politics. He opened a brewpub in a then-desolate stretch of downtown Denver that unexpectedly took off. That enabled Hickenlooper to become wealthy by building a mini-empire of restaurants and bars. It also led to him making a quixotic run for Denver mayor in 1993. Campaign ads featured Hickenlooper feeding quarters into parking meters to protest the city’s charging for Sunday parking downtown. He won handily.last_img read more

Vazquez Real Madrid are angry with draw

first_imgReal Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez admits they’re angry with themselves following a 2-2 draw at Villarreal on ThursdayRaphael Varane and Karim Benzema goals cancelled out Santi Cazorla’s early opener at the Estadio de la Cerámica to put Real in the lead.However, Los Blancos suffered a lapse of concentration towards the end of the game with Cazorla punishing them with an 82nd-minute equaliser to settle things at 2-2.Speaking afterwards, a clearly frustrated Vazquez rued the points Real dropped in their opening La Liga game of 2019.“We head home angry because it was a game we wanted to win and we let it slip with a lapse in concentration,” said Vazquez on the club website.“The game was going how we wanted it to at 2-1, and they levelled with 82 minutes gone.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We didn’t have time to react and we go away with a bitter taste in our mouths, having dropped two points.“We struggled to play through their press in the second half and so we were sat deeper, and they got a chance and scored their goal.”Despite now being seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona in the table, Vazquez is confident Real can end the season with silverware.“Given this team’s recent history, we deserve to retain people’s faith in us,” added the Spaniard.“We’re going to give it our all like we do every year and come the end, I’m sure we’ll achieve great things. We’ve got another game on Sunday to do the best we can.”Santiago Solari’s side, who remain fourth in La Liga, will go up against Real Sociedad this weekend.last_img read more