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Colten Boushie documentary opens in Whitehorse to packed audience

first_imgChris MacIntyreAPTN NewsThe award winning film “NIPAWISTAMASOWIN – We Will Stand Up” opened in Whitehorse Wednesday.It chronicles the events that lead to the death of Colten Boushie, a Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan.In 2016 Boushie died from a gunshot to the head after entering a rural property with his friends.Gerald Stanley, the farmer that shot him, was acquitted.The court decision raised questions about prejudice within the judicial system and racism against Indigenous peoples.It was directed by Tasha Hubbard, a close friend of the Boushie family.Jade Tootoosis is Boushie’s cousin.“I remember at one time her telling me I’m not sure of what’s going to come of this but I just feel that I need to record what’s happening right now,” she told APTN News.The Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse was sold out for the screening of NIPAWISTAMASOWIN-We Will Stand Up.The film also follows Boushie’s family in their fight for justice in Canada’s legal system, and shines a light on the stark history of colonialism in the prairies.On the day of the Whitehorse screening, the documentary was awarded with a social justice award from the Calgary International Film Festival juror panel.After the Yukon screening, the film heads to Edmonton for a viewing at MacEwan University and then it’s off to the Calgary International Film Festival.Tootoosis says that awards are bitter sweet but the message is getting out to people and that’s the point.“That’s my hope that every single person in this country sees this film and is impacted by our story to take action against systemic racism as well as racist attitudes and biases in our country,” she said.cmacintyre@aptn.calast_img read more

UN will stand by Liberia as it consolidates peace Annan pledges in

Speaking to lawmakers today in Liberia, where the United Nations helped usher forward a successful transition from war to peace, Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged that the world body will continue supporting the country as it seeks to consolidate stability.Addressing a joint session of the country’s legislature, Mr. Annan hailed progress achieved so far but pointed to the many challenges ahead. “You need to reintegrate your war-affected populations and restructure your security services,” he said. “You need to reform public services and strengthen the judicial sector.” The Government must also consolidate its authority throughout the country, restore economic growth and gain the confidence of donors, he added. The Secretary-General pledged the UN’s full support in this process. “The United Nations will work with you as you seek to ensure gainful employment, especially for young people, and access to basic services, health and education,” he said. “The United Nations will work with you as you seek to protect your hard-won security in a sub-region that has yet to move out of the shadow of conflict.”The UN would also help Liberia to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. “I look to Liberia to show the same leadership in fighting AIDS as it has demonstrated in achieving peace.” Acknowledging that “Change will not happen overnight,” the Secretary-General called for serious efforts on the part of Liberians and their Government.“And as for the international community, it is imperative that it stay with Liberia in the long term,” he added. The Secretary-General re-emphasized the need for all concerned to help Liberia, which suffered a brutal, 14-year civil war, at a press encounter with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who was inaugurated in January. “We will continue to support your efforts to rebuild this wonderful nation,” he said. “I think the Government, which has been in office for a relatively short time, is doing extremely well.”Voicing satisfaction with cooperation so far, he added: “I think the international community has a great deal of confidence and goodwill towards this Government.”Later, the Secretary-General spoke at the inauguration of the headquarters of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), paying tribute to all those who contributed to peace in Liberia, including the many who did not live to see the dream realized. “We grieve for the thousands of Liberians who died, most of them innocent civilians,” he said. “And let us honour the memory of those who gave their lives in the pursuit of peace.”Above all, he said, “it is the people of Liberia who deserve the credit for where we are today. It is their courage, their perseverance, their resilience that brought us here. It is for them we must stay the course with Liberia for the long term.” read more

Lew IRS actions inexcusable and urges acting director to hold people accountable

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lew: IRS actions “inexcusable” and urges acting director to hold people accountable by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2013 11:12 am MDT WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups was “unacceptable and inexcusable” and he has directed the agency’s acting director to hold people accountable.Lew told the Senate Banking Committee that he has also asked acting director Daniel Werfel to fix any flaws in management of the IRS to make sure there is no recurrence of the problems.An inspector general’s report released May 15 found that IRS employees had inappropriately targeted conservative political groups.Lew says he first learned about the inspector general’s investigation in March but that he was unaware of the findings until they became public this month. read more

SMMT UK automotive manufacturing October 2011

“October was another positive month for UK vehicle production, with output up 12.5% and car manufacturing at its highest level since March,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Strong export demand for UK-built cars and engines is good news for the economy during this difficult period. Weak UK market demand is a cause for concern and makes it essential that the Chancellor uses his Autumn Statement to help encourage private sector investment and boost economic growth.”Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Strong export market drives fifth rise in auto outputUK-based car manufacturing rose 14.1% in October and is up 5.8% over the year-to-date.CV output dipped 2.9% in October, and was down 2.7% over the January-October period.UK engine production rose 12.0% in October and is up 5.7% over the first 10 months of 2011. read more

2013 new car market records best performance in five years

2013 hits highest annual registration total since 2007 as December achieves 22nd consecutive monthly rise. Increase in private registrations accounted for two-thirds of overall market growth. In 2013 private buyers accounted for 47.5% of the market, up from 45.5% in 2012. On average, an additional 600 extra cars registered per day in 2013 than in the previous year. The Spanish market, supported by its own scrappage scheme, saw volumes rise 2.1% in 2013, while the German market was down almost 5% and France and Italy by over 7%. “With its best year since a pre-recession 2007, the UK new car market has helped stimulate the country’s economic recovery,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the European market is only now showing signs of improvement, the UK has consistently outperformed the rest of Europe with 22 consecutive months of growth. The 10.8% increase in 2013 reflects the attractive financial offers available as well as increased demand for more technologically advanced new cars. We expect new car registrations to remain stable in 2014 as customers return to a more regular replacement cycle.” Since 2008, the UK market has seen a shift away from the Upper Medium segment towards smaller cars in the Mini and Supermini segments, as well as the MPV and Dual Purpose segments. The Supermini segment remains the largest by volume, with a market share in 2013 of 35.9%. 2014 market expected to stabilise with sustainable growth of around 1% over the year. Dual Purpose sales overtook Upper Medium volumes in 2013 to become the third largest segment. Improving consumer and business confidence, after an extended hold-off period and a competitive market place helped sales to grow.  The UK has been a key market in an otherwise subdued European economic marketplace. In 2013, the UK consolidated its position as the second largest market in Europe (after Germany). Registrations of hybrid and plug-in cars rose 20.5% in 2013 to 32,715 units.In 2011, plug-in vehicles (pure electric, plug-in hybrids and range extenders) accounted for 4.5% of combined plug-in and hybrid sales; this increased to 11% in 2013.Within the past two years the number of plug-in models on sale has increased from six to 17. Data to November shows the UK market up 9.9%, or over 190,000 units. The EU27 market as whole was down 2.7% or over 300,000 units. All sales types recorded growth in 2013, although it was the private sector that saw the largest volume gain. UK firmly secured as Europe’s second largest car market and only one to grow consistently throughout 2013. Change in buying patterns has been driven by the demand for smaller, more fuel efficient models, as well as the greater versatility provided by Dual Purpose and MPV segments. 2,264,737 cars registered in 2013, up 10.8% on 2012 and exceeding SMMT’s 2.25 million forecast for the year. Click through to download the full December 2013 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

A Simple KnicksProof Proposal To Improve The NBAs Draft Lottery

Pelicans3850.5100.4 That’s more proportionate to the small difference separating Minnesota, New York and Philly in the standings.Here’s how the lottery balls would have been distributed in each of the past 10 seasons.4For 2012, which was shortened by a labor dispute, I’ve prorated loss totals to an 82-game schedule. On average, the worst team would have had about a 25 percent chance of winding up with the top pick, as it does now. But those chances would have been as high as 38.5 percent (for the record-setting 2012 Charlotte Bobcats) or as low as 19.0 percent (for the 2013 Orlando Magic), depending on how much separated the very worst team from the almost-as-bad ones. In a year like 2010, in which there was a big gap between the second-worst team (the 15-67 Timberwolves) and the third-worst (the 25-57 Sacramento Kings), that’s where the sharpest break in lottery chances would have been.It’s not the radical change that I’d prefer! But it’s a simple enough reform that even the Knicks couldn’t screw it up.CORRECTION (April 15, 3:36 p.m.): An earlier version of the chart in this post gave the incorrect location of the second-worst NBA team in 2005. At that time, the Hornets were located in New Orleans, not Charlotte. TEAMLOSSESLOTTERY BALLSCHANCE OF FIRST PICKLOTTERY BALLSCHANCE OF FIRST PICK Jazz4480.8100.4 Knicks6519919.957620.3 Kings54636.31696.0 Heat45111.1160.6 Suns4360.6100.4 Pistons50282.8812.9 76ers6415615.652918.6 Hornets49171.7642.3 CURRENT SYSTEMREVISED SYSTEM Timberwolves6625025.0%62522.0% Magic57888.82569.0 Nets4470.7100.4 Lakers6011911.936112.7 Nuggets52434.31214.3 The New York Knicks did something unusual Monday night: They won a basketball game — just their 17th this season. What wasn’t so unusual — from a franchise that starred in such tragicomedies as Amar’e Stoudemire punching a fire extinguisher and Andrea Bargnani nearly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory — was the Knicks’ poor sense of timing. Having spent most of the season ridding their roster of anyone who could possibly help them win, the Knicks have now won twice in a row.Those two wins could make a lot of difference to the Knicks’ chance of drafting Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. With one game left for each team, the Knicks are 17-64, a game better than the Minnesota Timberwolves at 16-65. The Philadelphia 76ers have the third-worst record at 18-63.Let’s say each team loses its final game. Under the NBA’s lottery formula, the Timberwolves would have a 25.0 percent chance of landing the first pick, the Knicks would have a 19.9 percent shot, and the Sixers a 15.6 percent chance.That seems like an awfully big difference for teams that are separated by just one or two games in the standings. But it’s how the NBA’s rules work. The number of losses doesn’t matter, only the order of the teams.1The league does, at least, split the difference in the event of ties, so if the Knicks and Timberwolves each finish at 17-65, they’ll each have about a 22.5 percent chance at the first pick.There’s a better way to award those pingpong balls, one that maintains the spirit of the current lottery system without allowing a one-game difference to matter so much.Here’s how it works. Take each team’s number of losses. Subtract 41 (41-41 represents a breakeven record in the NBA). Then square the result. That’s how many pingpong balls a team gets. (OK, one more provision: A team gets a minimum of 10 lottery balls, including if it has a winning record.2Otherwise, a team with a winning record would get more lottery balls than a team with a 41-41 record, since subtracting 41 from a number less than 41 and squaring the result would produce a positive number.)That might seem arbitrary — but it produces results that are remarkably similar to the current formula, only fairer. What chance would each team have at the first pick this year, for example? Assuming each team’s final game goes according to the FiveThirtyEight NBA Power Ratings,3Meaning that the Wolves, Knicks and Sixers all lose. that would leave the Wolves with a 22.0 percent chance at the first pick, the Knicks at 20.3 percent and the Sixers at 18.6 percent. read more

Motorola Xoom Preps for Flash Video

first_imgIf you’re Motorola, today might not be the day to try to get the world to pay attention to your new tablet. After all, everyone is a bit fixated with that other device at the moment. The one that’s launching today. You know, the one with the 90 percent tablet market share.Still, no doubt sick and tired of having the second generation iPad steal its spotlight in recent weeks, Motorola today announced that it will begin rolling out a system update tonight aimed at prepping the device for the March 18th release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2.The company has long offered Flash as selling point in the company’s battle against the iPad, with Steve Jobs’s on-going snubbing of the otherwise ubiquitous software, for reasons of security, batter life, and overall user experience. The Xoom didn’t actually ship with the software, however, waiting for the 3.0.1 Android Honeycomb update. AdChoices广告last_img read more

Halo 4 arrives 2012 as first game in a new trilogy

first_imgHalo 4 was accidentally leaked earlier today on Xbox.com, so we were expecting a big reveal during the Microsoft E3 press conference. Unfortunately it wasn’t huge, more of a show-ending teaser.The video above was all that Microsoft was willing to show of the game. Master Chief is in a cryogenic chamber fast asleep when he is awoken by Cortana calling him as the ship they are travelling on is blowing up around them. That same ship is about to enter a portal, but to where? And will they make it before what remains of the vessel falls apart? Sorry kids, you’ll have to wait until next year to find out.So apart from that teaser trailer we know the game will arrive for the holidays in 2012. We also find out probably the best part of the news for Halo fans, which is that Halo 4 is the start of a new trilogy for the series. Meaning there’s at least two more games to come after Halo 4 probably in 2013 and 2014 to keep the momentum (and sales) going.The question this trilogy of games brings up is: do Microsoft intend to keep supporting the Xbox 360 until the trilogy has been released? It seems like the logical thing to do. But the trilogy could form a bridge to the next console with the third game being on the new format as a release title. That would be a very clever move on Microsoft’s part, don’t you think?For anyone who can’t wait until 2012 to play a new Halo game, Microsoft did have some good news. On November 15 you can expect to see Halo: Combat Evolved appear on store shelves again, only this time in remastered HD form and carrying the name Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. It will include seven of the best multiplayer maps plus the original single-player campaign.via Kotakulast_img read more

Greek Australian communities rally for those devastated in Greece

first_imgThe Greek Australian community has been left stunned, observing the apocalyptic scenes unfolding in Greece.The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has responded quickly, contacting Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Terence Quick, and the Greek Ambassador to Australia, amongst other officials.According to the GCM they were advised to get organised, but to wait for direction from Greece to best target any assistance the diaspora would be offering.In the meantime, they’ve reached out to other Victorian Greek community organisations seeking a collaborative approach for the inevitable relief program.“We have spoken with the Delphi Bank and the Bank of Sydney and asked them to open accounts to allow donations to start to being collected,” revealed GCM president Bill Papastergiadis.“I am sure that there will be a number of ways in which we can assist and have already started to collate the possible relief beneficiaries.”Meanwhile, the GCM has organised meetings with the federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge, and the Victorian Minister for Multiculturalism Robin Scott.In Sydney, the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW (GOC) launched an urgent appeal, faciliating an open forum on Friday to give people a chance to contribute ideas to their aid efforts.“We need to come together as a community to help our fellow countrymen whose lives have been thrown into chaos by this tragedy,” said GOC president Harry Danalis.While on Monday, the management board of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOSCA) in association with the Bank of Sydney is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss ways in which they can provide assistance to those affected. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Google bientôt un smartphone capable de traduire instantanément la conversation

first_imgGoogle : bientôt un smartphone capable de traduire instantanément la conversation ?Il s’agit là d’une première : Google développerait un smartphone qui aurait la remarquable particularité de traduire instantanément les conversations téléphoniques.Vous l’avez certainement déjà remarqué : les outils de traduction ne sont pas toujours au point, et il est encore fréquent de pleurer de rire devant les propositions délirantes de certains traducteurs en ligne. Cependant, cela n’effraie pas Google qui compte lancer un outil de traduction intégré à l’un de ses futurs smartphones.À lire aussiCes deux modèles de smartphones sont maintenant interdits en France, voici pourquoiIl ne s’agira pas d’un simple traducteur mais d’un “interprète électronique” en quelque sorte. Il traduira instantanément les paroles de l’interlocuteur dans la langue souhaitée en l’espace de quelques secondes, voire moins.Cependant, le langage est un phénomène bien complexe : en plus de devoir traduire de manière exacte des tics de langage, des expressions toutes faites, des homonymes… le traducteur devra reconnaître le langage de l’interlocuteur, quel que soit son accent, son intonation, sa vitesse d’élocution… De plus, on dénombre au moins 6.000 langues dans le monde, le smartphone ne pourra donc pas toutes les contenir, aussi puissant qu’il soit. Même le net, ressource inépuisable, ne regroupe que cinquante-deux langages à ce jour.Google compte adapter chaque téléphone au langage de chaque utilisateur particulier. On ne sait encore rien de la méthode qui sera utilisée. Les linguistes, eux, sont perplexes : certains pensent que les problèmes liés à la vitesse d’élocution et à l’accent seront “insurmontables”. C’est ce que l’on verra d’ici quelques années, si ce projet bien difficile est mis en place.Le 9 février 2010 à 11:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Salmon Habitat Policy Forum

first_imgThe doors open at 5 p.m., and the event begins at 5:30 p.m., at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building off K-Beach road. The event is open to the public. The forum will feature a panel of experts from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, State of Alaska, tribal entities, native corporations, resource extraction industries, and conservation groups. Story as aired: http://www.radiokenai.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Jennifer-on-Salmon-forum.mp3 The forum will be held on Thursday, December 14th, with host Laine Welch from Alaska Fish Radio: “This will be a gathering of a fairly large group of people to share their perspectives on why the laws to protect salmon habitats need to be updated. They have not been updated in many ways since statehood.”center_img According to Welch, each member of the panel will answer the same questions: “The Alaska constitution requires sustained yield for salmon, and so the participants in the panel discussion will be asked if they believe the current law is adequate.. if yes.. why?.. if no.. why not?”   FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Salmon Habitat Policy Forum is being held to discuss local area perspectives on Alaska’s salmon, water, and the people.last_img read more

Navy Transfers Long Beach Complex Property to City

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from the Navy and the Maritime Administration, along with state and local leaders, this week celebrated the transfer of 125 acres at the former Long Beach Naval Complex in California to the city of Long Beach to develop as a port facility.The conveyance raises the total amount of land transferred to the city to more than 400 acres. The Port of Long Beach plans to use the property for staging containerized cargo. Long-term plans include developing marine container facilities, including storage yards, loading and unloading facilities, and other related services, reported the Maritime Administration (MARAD).Navy and Long Beach officials first worked out a lease agreement for the city’s Harbor Department to take control of the 500-acre complex on Terminal Island in 1998, allowing the port to break ground on a new container terminal. The formal property transfer is taking place in stages as environmental issues are addressed, according to the Maritime Reporter.Following this week’s transfer, there are only two smaller parcels left to be turned over in the next few years. MARAD supports the transfer of surplus federal property for the development of seaports through its Port Conveyance Program. Since the program’s inception in 1994, MARAD has supported the transfer of nearly 2,750 acres to state and local governments to expand the nation’s marine transportation system. “This property transfer is a symbol of the successful partnership between the Navy, MARAD and the city of Long Beach that turned the closure of a major Navy facility into a thriving commercial terminal,” said Harbor Commissioner Tracy Egoscue.last_img read more

Apples Legal Standoff With the FBI Makes Privacy Fanaticism a Marketing Tool

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 25, 2016 6 min read Tim Cook’s new marketing strategy is to make Apple to privacy rights what the NRA is to gun rights.The NRA’s decades of advocacy protected the Second Amendment right of Syed Rizwan Farook to legitimately purchase the arsenal he and his wife used to kill 14 and wound 22 in San Bernardino. Apple’s new job is keeping the people investigating the case and looking for hints of future attacks from reading what’s in Farook’s sacrosanct iPhone 5C.Cook’s absolutism on the right to iPhone privacy means he and Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, face similar messaging challenges. LaPierre must rationalize the legal sale of military grade weaponry and munitions to everyone, including the occasional terrorist and person hearing voices. Cook now must explain why protecting Apple customers from getting their credit card accounts hacked requires smartphones give absolute anonymity to conspirators, even when they are dead, and the legal owner of the phone, Farook’s employer, has given permission for its search.The two CEOs meet the challenge adroitly with wildly inflamed language about rights and the slippery slope to losing those rights. In the NRA worldview, owning as many guns and as much ammunition as your credit limit affords is protected by the Second Amendment. Anything less is a fatal compromise of our Constitutional rights with dire consequences for all our freedom.Related: Why Apple Is Going to War Over the FBI’s ‘Backdoor’ OrderIn the Apple worldview, if law enforcement can persuade a judge there is probable cause for a search warrant for the contents of an iPhone possessed by somebody like Farook, the ability to open the phone is the “software equivalent of cancer.’’ Apple sees helping the cops with a search warrant for a criminal suspect’s iPhone as the moral equivalent of assisting with waterboarding. It only requires three, maybe four deep breathes to realize it is the moral equivalent of a landlord giving detectives the key to the suspect’s apartment.Maybe Cook went to Burning Man and didn’t drink enough water because his corporate-self aggrandizement is delusional. To understand what is going on here, the single most useful reading anybody can do is the federal court order requiring Apple to assist the FBI with a search warrant for Farook’s iPhone.The order is exquisitely granular in only mandating Apple help investigators get inside Farook’s phone, as Apple did in previous criminal investigations involving earlier versions of iPhones. Apple argues, in essence, that since that ability no longer exists, whatever it reinvented to accomplish that could become universally available and then nobody is safe.Meanwhile, Apple encourages you to put all your data on iCloud where it is sort of like a child playing unsupervised in the park. Probably safe, but you never know.Related: Bill Gates Says Apple Should Cooperate With the FBIApple’s hyperbolic Message to Our Customers came within one word of the truth when it stated, “They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.’’ In the first place, cops with a warrant don’t need a backdoor — they are authorized to break down the front door — but in any case Apple would have landed much closer to the truth if they’d written “They have asked us to build a backdoor to this iPhone.’’The message to Apple customers bizarrely warns “Compromising the security of our personal information can ultimately put our personal safety at risk.’’Let’s ponder that for a second. The two people the FBI is investigating aren’t hackers — they are terrorists who opened fire with AR-15s on cowering innocents. Now Apple contends they must thwart the search warrant for Farook’s iPhone because, in the long run, that avoids putting our personal safety to risk?Much of the coverage of Apple’s legal position paints Cook as a brave defender of civil liberties, which reveals much about the cocoon of the Silicon Valley C-suite and the wildly distorted measures of what qualifies as a threat and what stands as heroism to people who live their lives inside their smartphones.Cook is no hero, and not just because of his insufferable self-righteousness and consummate solipsism. The judge who issued the order to Apple helpfully allowed that “to the extent Apple believes that compliance with this Order would be unreasonably burdensome, it may make application to this Court for relief within five business days.’’A federal judge allowed Apple to file an appeal, and it did. Cook is not particularly brave in the sense of risking anything. He is just an executive with a genius for marketing and branding who is shrewdly using his unlimited budget for lawyers to excite the true believers. By contrast, Edward Snowden lives in exile and faces prison in his homeland for exposing real government excesses in the aftermath of 9/11.Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, CEOs of Facebook and Twitter respectively, have been directly threatened by ISIS over blocked accounts terrorists used to recruit to potential suicide bombers in much the same way child molesters hunt emotionally vulnerable kids. Apple and Cook are likelier to have ISIS name an oasis in the caliphate after them.Related: Entrepreneur Readers Chime in on Apple’s Refusal to Unlock Shooter’s iPhoneApple has vowed to take their case as far in the courts as they can, including the Supreme Court, which might have nine sitting judges. Maybe not. There have been no vows about Cook going to jail defying any court orders when Apple loses and is ordered to give, or build, the key investigators need to serve a legitimate search warrant.The NRA has succeeded in securing a constitutionally protected weapons market where terrorists and homicidal maniacs can shop indistinguishable from sane citizens. Neither the courts nor the Congress is going to allow Apple or anybody else to manufacture the smartphone equivalent of an assault rifle where our enemies can invisibly conspire against civilization. The only praise Tim Cook and Apple deserve is for starting the legal fight that will make that clear.center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | November 09, 2011 EOS Imaging System Installed at NYU Langone Medical Center Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more center_img November 9, 2011 – EOS Imaging announced that EOS installation has been completed at New York University Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center.  The clinical use of EOS is planned for early 2012. The full body, ultra-low dose 3-D orthopedic imaging system is already available in 10 North American medical centers to perform radiological examinations for the management and surgical planning of common orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis and joint disease. “The EOS system is routinely used by medical centers around the world, with more than 100,000 exams performed to date in 10 countries,” said Marie Meynadier, Ph.D., CEO, EOS Imaging. “We are very proud to finalize the installation of EOS at yet another prestigious orthopedic center in the United States. We look forward to the hospital’s first clinical experience in 2012.”EOS allows for a single, full body or localized image with an ultra-low dose, documented to be up to nine times less than conventional computed radiography (CR) systems and more than 100 times below that of one computed tomography (CT) scan. The technology provides 3-D imaging of the patient skeleton and automatically calculates a broad range of clinical parameters essential to diagnosis and surgical planning. Images can be obtained in standing or seated weight-bearing positions to reflect the bone and joint status of the patient’s posture.For more information: www.EOS-imaging.com Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | December 08, 2011 Siemens Debuts Somatom Perspective Low-Dose CT Scanner at RSNA 2011 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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It is the first computed tomography (CT) scanner to offer the eMode software solution, which helps determine the best correlation between dose, efficiency and image quality; it can also adjust the required scan parameters automatically.Potentially suited to cover a variety of clinical fields, the new scanner may allow clinics and practices to extend their range of available examinations. The system’s operation can be optimized for the individual scan – for example, in terms of tube current or scan velocity – relieving wear and tear on the CT.The eMode software (the “e” represents efficiency) can be selected from the user interface control panel. eMode may determine and automatically select the scan parameters so the CT operates with as low a load as possible; this minimizes wear and increases the scanner’s life cycle.With its slim gantry and footprint of 18 square meters, the machine can be placed even in smaller rooms. On average, it may use 71 kVA of electricity and may emit approximately 7 kW of heat. To help facilitate its use in daily routines and possibly minimize exam times, it is equipped with new Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies (FAST) features. These help simplify and automate time-consuming, complex procedures, thus potentially supporting clinical personnel at every stage of the CT examination. The Interleaved Volume Reconstruction method may enable high-quality imaging, using information from 128 CT slices to facilitate detection of even extremely small diagnostic details. In combination with a 38 mm detector width, the system can scan long ranges rapidly, making it an option for thoracic examinations. A 50 cm area can be scanned with high image quality in 5.21 seconds, enabling the imaging of all body regions and addressing problems of neurology or oncology.Siemens’ Iterative Temporal Resolution Improvement Method (iTRIM) employs an iterative image reconstruction algorithm to raise overall image quality in cardiac examinations and curbs noise. This results in a 195-millisecond temporal resolution. Motion artifacts are reduced, enabling accurate diagnosis even during a rapid heartbeat.To the patient, the lowest possible radiation dose is as critical as high image quality. CARE (Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure) Dose 4-D adapts the X-ray tube current in real time for the entire scan region; this ensures consistently high image quality while keeping dose as low as possible for all organs and types of anatomy.Another potential dose-saving technology is Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction (SAFIRE), a method for iterative CT image reconstruction based on raw data. SAFIRE may achieve a dose savings of up to 60 percent for a wide range of applications. With a reconstruction speed of up to 15 images per second, the technology may be suited for daily clinical routines. An Illumination MoodLight with adjustable LED panel is integrated into the Somatom to brighten the sterile atmosphere of many exam rooms.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read morelast_img read more

Mexico sacks prison chiefs over Guzmán escape offers bounty

first_imgRelated posts:Undermining Mexico: How ‘El Chapo’ built a criminal empire, and escaped prison, by digging deep Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in hideout before capture Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture Did Delta Force help capture El Chapo? US role yet to be detailed MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico’s government offered a $3.8 million reward for the capture of fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Monday and sacked top prison officials amid suspicions that guards helped him escape.Guzmán vanished from his cell late Saturday even though he was wearing a monitoring bracelet and surveillance cameras were trained on the room 24 hours a day, Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said.Osorio Chong said Guzmán “must have counted on the complicity of prison personnel… which if confirmed would constitute an act of treason.”Guzmán had been behind bars for just 17 months when he escaped for the second time since 2001, dealing a humiliating setback to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.This time, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel managed to flee a maximum-security prison some 90 kilometers (55) miles west of Mexico City through a 1.5-kilometer tunnel found under his cell’s shower.“What happened two days ago is a terrible event that has angered Mexican society,” Osorio Chong said.While cameras were constantly trained on the cell, Osorio Chong said there were “two blind spots,” while the bracelet only worked inside the prison.Osorio Chong said he decided to fire the Altiplano prison’s director as well as the head of the nation’s penitentiary system and general coordinator “to facilitate” the investigation.Attorney General Arely Gómez said 34 prison officials and 17 inmates were interrogated by prosecutors. No charges have been announced so far.A federal official said prison employees of various rank, including the warden, spent the night at the anti-organized crime unit of the attorney general’s office.The guards in charge of the capo’s cell and those who monitored the surveillance cameras that look into the room were among those interrogated, the official said.Two of Guzmán’s lawyers were questioned and anybody else who visited him during his incarceration is being sought.The owner of the property where Guzmán’s tunnel ended also faced questioning.‘No rest for Guzmán’ The government has launched a massive manhunt for Guzmán, who amassed a huge wealth as the head of the country’s most powerful drug gang, with tentacles reaching around the globe.Troops and police patrolled highways, borders and airports, while the governments of the United States and Central American neighbors were cooperating.The U.S. State Department said Guzmán’s “swift recapture by Mexican authorities is a priority for both the Mexican and the US governments.”Osorio Chong urged Mexicans to help authorities find Guzmán.“There will be no rest for this criminal,” he said. “There will be no break in efforts to rearrest him.”The government released a recent photo of Guzmán, with his head and famous black mustache shaved off.Guzmán was last seen right before 9:00 pm on Saturday, when he went into his private shower. After he failed to come out, guards found a hole 10 meters (33 feet) deep with a ladder inside.The gap led to a sophisticated tunnel with a ventilation and light system that ended inside a gray brick building on a hill surrounded by pastures in central Mexico State.A huge water pipeline project is under construction around the prison, which could explain why the tunnel’s construction went unnoticed.Guzmán’s first escape was in 2001, when he slipped past authorities by hiding in a laundry cart in western Jalisco state. He had been captured in Guatemala in 1993.Marines recaptured him in February 2014 in a pre-dawn raid at a condo in Mazatlán, a Pacific resort in Sinaloa state, with the DEA’s help.Losing Guzmán was an embarrassing blow to Peña Nieto, who has won praise for capturing a slew of kingpins, with Guzmán — a diminutive but feared man whose nickname means “Shorty” — the biggest trophy.Some U.S. prosecutors wanted to ask for his extradition following last year’s arrest, but Mexican officials insisted on trying him first. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgThe president has appointed Constantinos Herodotou governor of the central bank of Cyprus, it was announced on Thursday.Herodotou has been serving as an executive director and member of the supervisor’s board since March 2017.In June 2014 he had been appointed commissioner for privatisations, an office he served until March 2017.He will replace Chrystalla Georghadji who is set to step down in April.Herodotou graduated from University College London (UCL) in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.In 2001, he completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction at London Business School.He joined UBS Investment Bank in 2001 in London, where he worked for almost all of his investment banking career and rose through the ranks to head concurrently two sectors for the investment bank.He was Head of Shipping for Europe, Middle East and Africa and simultaneously Headed Infrastructure and Concessions/ Project Finance for Central and Eastern Europe.Herodotou re-launched both sectors and developed them into multi-million annual revenue businesses.He has advised governments as well as private sector conglomerates and companies on major financial transactions and strategy, totalling an approximate value of over €50 billion.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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the kind of Stockholm Syndrome question about this story” she said “Thats where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor Belle actively argues and disagrees with [Beast] constantly She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome because she keeps her independence she keeps that freedom of thought” Watson later told Vanity Fair that she took Gloria Steinem to see the final cut of the film because she wanted her to approve that the film did not conflict with feminist ideals Steinem agreed and said that the film “mirrored” Watson’s activism Playing Belle made Watson feel like she fully matured as an actor “When I finished the film it kind of felt like I had made that transition into being a woman on-screen” she told Vanity Fair MORE Here’s Proof That the New Beauty and the Beast Trailer Is Pretty Much the Same as the Original Your favorite talking appliances are back and more alive than ever Lumiére (Ewan McGregor) Mrs Potts (Emma Thompson) Cogsworth (Ian McKellen) Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) Madame de Garderobe (Audra McDonald) and Chip (Nathan Mack) chatter away throughout the movie And Stanley Tucci plays a new character Cadenza a harpsichord (See character posters for each at EW) The film will feature Disney’s first gay character Director Bill Condon told Attitude that LeFou played by Gad is involved in a subplot that touches on his feelings for Gaston “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston” Condon said “Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it And thats what has its payoff at the end which I dont want to give away But it is a nice exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie” Condon’s announcement prompted controversy surrounding the “exclusively gay moment” Evangelist Franklin Graham called for a boycott of the movie saying in a Facebook post: “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children watch out” An Alabama movie theater has also announced it will refuse to screen the film upon its release In March Disney indefinitely postponed the release of the film in Malaysia after censors took out the brief gay scene in the movie as scenes supporting homosexuality are forbidden in the predominantly Muslim country Following the strong reactions Condon said the whole matter had been blown out of proportion in an interview with Screen Crush “Oh God Can I just tell you It’s all been overblown Because it’s just this it’s part of just what we had fun with” Condon told Screen Crush “You saw the movie year You know what I mean I feel like the kind of thing this has been I wish it were I love the way it plays pure when people don’t know and it comes as a nice surprise” Ewan McGregor who plays the talking candlestick Lumière in the film had no time for the controversy During an appearance on The Late Show McGregor told Stephen Colbert: “He’s a gay character It’s 2017 for f-ck’s sake” No one is smug like Gaston The self-satisfied hunter played by Evans was introduced in a new clip from Disney by Gad’s LeFou in proper hammy musical form My what a guy that Gaston ㈑0; #BeOurGuest pictwittercom/s64za3iNAr Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) February 27 2017 Condon decided to remake the film to “distinguish Belle again 25 years later as a 21st century heroine” In an interview with EW Condon said: “She is a character in an animated movie so it is a question of taking these characters and putting them into this extra dimension putting them into a live-action context which means adding levels of psychology and nuance and updating it” MORE How Beauty and the Beast’s Screenwriter Shaped Disney’s First Feminist Princess Ariana Grande and John Legend sing an updated version of the theme song The full movie soundtrack also features a song by Celine Dion and contributions from Josh Groban Belle is more than just a bookworm In the original animated movie Belle’s father was an inventor while Belle stuck to reading books But the live-action version presents Belle as the inventor Watson told EW “In the animated movie its her father who is the inventor and we actually co-opted that for Belle” she said “I was like Well there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didnt fit in other than she liked books Also what is she doing with her time So we created a backstory for her which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine so that instead of doing laundry she could sit and use that time to read instead So yeah we made Belle an inventor” The movie references Harry Potter Watson earned worldwide fame through her portrayal of Hermione Granger and Beauty and the Beast acknowledges the role in a bit of dialogue that is very similar to a conversation from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In a clip released by Disney Belle speaks with a man named Monsieur Jean who appears confused “Have you lost something” Belle asks He replies “I believe I have Problem is I can’t remember what” Meet Belle in this new clip from Disney’s #BeautyAndTheBeast in theatres in 3D March 17 ㇬1; 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