Family of Calgary woman killed by police officer wants answers

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The family of a woman shot and killed by Calgary Police last week says they need answers.Angela May-Fiddler says she was very close to her cousin, Robin Fiddler, who was originally from the Water-Hen First Nation in Saskatchewan but who had lived in Calgary for the last five years.At about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Calgary Police were called to the southeast community of Southview after getting reports of a suspicious person wandering in and out of backyards.The Alberta Serious Response Incident Team (ASIRT) says an officer was then pepper sprayed while sitting in her cruiser and when she got out of the car to arrest Fiddler there was a struggle and Fiddler was shot.She was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but died of her injuries.May-Fiddler says the family would like to see unedited footage of the incident, as she highly doubts Fiddler would spray the officer without reason. She’s also calling for mandatory cultural awareness training.Acting Deputy Police Chief Steve Barlow commended the officer for how she handled the incident, saying no one comes to work planning on being in this type of situation.ASIRT continues to investigate and is asking for any video evidence or witnesses to come forward.last_img read more

Brad Anderson to Shoot his New Film in Tangier

Rabat – American director Brad Anderson is moving forward to shoot his next film in northern Moroccan city of Tangier.Le360 reported that Brad Anderson is currently in Tangier alongside his production team in order to prepare for the shooting of his next film.The filmmaker behind Session 9, Transsiberian and The Machinist will stay in Tangier for ten days. The shooting is scheduled start s next April, according to the same source. Anderson’s new film will be one of the main shoots in Morocco in 2016, alongside “Sand and Blood”.It’s been reported last week that Saul Dibb’s “Sand and Blood,” starring Russell Crowe will  be shot in the southern city of Ouarzazate.Produced by The Independent Film Company, “Sand and Blood” is line produced by leading Moroccan outfit Zak Alaoui’s Zak Productions.During 2015, twenty-one long features and sixteen TV skeins were shot in Morocco through Nov. 30, per Ouarzazate Film Commission sources. Total features should reach 23-24 by year-end.Statistics by the Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM) revealed that foreign shoot numbers in Morocco have edged down vs. 2014 (27 features and 12 TV skeins); in terms of spend; the amount reaches $40 million, vs. 2014’s $110 million. read more

More Sudanese refugees reaching Chad as UN continues moves to safe camps

The number of Sudanese refugees relocated to safe camps inside eastern Chad and away from the dangerous border is likely to top 100,000 later this week, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today, but hundreds more people are continuing to flee the war-torn region of Darfur because of deadly militia attacks. About 200 refugees arriving in Chad in the past two weeks have reported fresh attacks on their villages by the Janjaweed, bands of Arab fighters sponsored by the Sudanese Government, UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva. Ms. Pagonis said one man told UNHCR staff that 150 armed men on horseback reached his village of Outacha early in the morning of 2 June, killing 12 people and stealing livestock. The deadly raid forced about 200 residents to leave Outacha and head for the Chadian border, with only the elderly staying behind. The man told UNHCR staff that he and his family had fled to the Chadian border in August last year after a previous Janjaweed attack, and that when they returned to Outacha after three months he discovered his home had been burnt. A woman from the village of Bahanoussa said militiamen also attacked her home early on 2 June, killing her son and brother, and forcing her to flee her village, Ms. Pagonis said. Farther south, near the Chadian border town of Goz Amer, about 200 new refugees arrive each week from Darfur, some by foot and some on donkeys and camels, she said. More than 150,000 refugees from Darfur have fled to Chad since early last year when fighting broke out between the Sudanese Government and two rebel groups. Many refugees say they left after Janjaweed militias burnt their villages and killed or raped family members and neighbours. Describing the situation as a humanitarian crisis, the UN and aid agencies estimate that at least one million people are internally displaced within Darfur, with many at risk of dying from malnutrition or disease. Yesterday, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland described the campaign by the Janjaweed – which has targeted Darfur’s black African population – as ethnic cleansing. A UN human rights report and a UN rapporteur have also criticized the Janjaweed’s actions and called on the Sudanese Government to better protect civilians in Darfur. UNHCR has been progressively relocating as many refugees away from the border as possible because of regular cross-border raids by the Janjaweed. Ms. Pagonis said the number of refugees transferred to the safe camps should pass 100,000 later this week. Meanwhile, Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today ended a three-day tour of Darfur by calling for greater international efforts to avert a humanitarian disaster. Ms. Bellamy also urged Khartoum to remove all bureaucratic hurdles that might slow down relief work. read more

Over 4700 UN agency trained veterinarians new vanguard against deadly disease outbreaks

In addition to keeping fowl, cattle, pigs and other animals safe, the freshly trained veterinarians will also help keep at bay diseases that are deadly to humans.“Some 75  per cent of new infectious diseases that have emerged in recent decades originated in animals before jumping to us Homo sapiens, a terrestrial mammal,” says Juan Lubroth, the Chief Veterinary Officer at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which has been organizing the trainings over the past year.“This is why adequately discovering and tackling animal disease threats at-source represents a strategic high-ground in pre-empting future pandemics.”According to the UN food security agency, beyond the risks posed to human health, animal diseases can cost billions of dollars and hamstringing economic growth.For instance, outbreaks of high impact disease in recent decades all had an animal source, including H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, H1N1 pandemic influenza, Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).The H5N1 outbreak of the mid-2000s alone caused an estimated $30 billion in economic losses, globally. A few years later, H1N1 racked up as much as $55 billion in damages.As with any disaster, the worst affected are often the poorest and most vulnerable.“Animals are their primary capital assets – ‘equity on four legs’. Losing them can push these families out of self-reliance and into destitution,” states FAO.Backed by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) support, the FAO trainings covered critical areas related to animal health, including disease surveillance and forecasting, laboratory operations, biosafety and biosecurity, prevention and control methods and outbreak response strategies.A proactive approach to animal health and disease is critical, highlights Mr. Lubroth.“For that [approach], the world needs well-trained, up-to-speed professionals – biologists, ecologists, microbiologists, modellers, physicians and veterinarians ­ which is why the United States’ consistent support for building up that kind of capacity has been invaluable,” he stressed. read more

Josh Freeman Lands Back on Top of NFL Depth

Earlier in the year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released quarterback Josh Freeman, leaving him team-less. Many speculated that the former first round draft pick would end the season on the couch at home, or even by becoming a third string quarterback at best. They were all wrong.Josh Freeman will be the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings next Monday night. The Vikings signed Freeman on Oct. 8, after the Bucs released him. In just a a week, the organization has decided that they have seen enough to give Freeman another shot at being a starting QB in the NFL.Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday that Freeman is a hard worker and he is ready to be at the helm against the New York Giants Monday Night.“I like the things that he’s done in his career, along with what he’s done since he arrived here with our football team,” Frazier said.“The time that he’s put in, how well he’s adapted to our system, and I like his work ethic. He’s done enough for us to say we want to give him this opportunity — which is something we had in mind when we acquired him. We think now is the time.” read more

Gearless mill drives for Antofagastas Los Pelambres copper expansion

first_imgSiemens has supplied the gearless drives for a 10.9 m, 15 MW SAG mill and a 7.9 m, 15.5 MW ball mill at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres operation in Chile. The mills, in operation since January, are part of an expansion to increase copper production by 100,000 t/y, with the order worth around €16 million. The mine produced 282,621 t of copper concentrate and 7,074 t of molybdenum in 2009.Siemens already equipped two mills for Los Pelambres in 1999 and has been responsible for maintenance of the conveyor belt equipment for more than ten years. Compared to geared motors, gearless drive systems are more efficient, require less maintenance and display a greater degree of availability. Variable speed and transvector control ensure that the operating point of the motor can be set exactly, for example for processing different material hardnesses or for different operating modes.last_img read more

Increased interest in solar power for remote mines

first_imgPower for remote mines is a topic of the January issue (with extra distribution at Africa’s most important mining exhibition and conference – Mining Indaba in Cape Town. For decades, the off-grid African mining industry has depended largely on diesel fuel to power operations. But seemingly every day, as sure as the sun rises, solar energy and other renewable power sources have been making big impacts. Yet, companies and communities are still hesitant to adopt solar energy.Redavia asks why and notes that “Technological advancements coupled with human ingenuity have led renewable energy sources to go from a dream state to modern reality. In particular, solar energy farms have made incredible strides in technology, implementation and cost-effectiveness.“Today, solar energy is a tried-and-tested, efficient and economic energy resource. It powers homes, businesses, universities and communities. As the costs of solar power have fallen rapidly below those of conventional electricity fuels, new opportunities have risen for intelligent solar-hybrid systems.“Nowhere more than in sub-Saharan Africa is solar energy poised to make such a long-lasting impact. Businesses and communities, whether located far from power grids or powered by an unreliable grid still lack efficient energy to power everyday lives. Solar energy meets these demands, both in terms of economics and efficiency.“In sub-Saharan Africa, off-grid mines regularly rely on expensive power from diesel generators to power continuous 24/7 operations. With the implementation of solar energy, however, mines can create a reliable hybrid energy system that reduces diesel fuel consumption, increases financial efficiency and establishes environmental responsibility. With reliable power, mines can run at constant high levels and provide workers with additional services, such as lodging, reliably.”Shanta Gold opened its Luika gold mine in Tanzania in 2012. For its first few years of operation, it relied exclusively on diesel fuel to generate the electricity to power its operations. At that time, diesel-only was the optimal energy source, but things have changed since then. Because of the fluctuating price of diesel, Shanta had to make critical decisions regarding its energy.Shanta also wanted its energy supply to be lowest cost, being forward-thinking, and eco-conscious. The company examined the alternatives and quickly turned its attention to the many possibilities of renewable energy. After exhaustive research and planning, it settled on solar energy for its practicality and efficiency.Shanta worked with Redavia on an initial solar plant to get a glimpse of the possibilities. There are many solar energy suppliers, but the company says its “business model is uniquely appealing to businesses such as mines. Instead of manufacturing and selling solar farms to clients, Redavia provides rental solar farms mainly to remote businesses and communities that face many challenges in maintaining efficient and economic energy. These solar farms are preconfigured and shipped in standard ISO containers, allowing for set-up to happen over the course of a few days or weeks.“In comparison to independent power producers, which typically demand 15-20 year, fixed power purchase agreements, Redavia’s redeployable solar farms enable shorter off-take contracts that offer greater operational flexibility for customers. In addition, the rental approach, provides customers with more consistent system quality, faster delivery and simpler regulatory processes.”For Shanta, Redavia deployed a 63 kWp initial rental solar power plant directly to the mine, combined it with the existing diesel generator setup, and created a powerful hybrid system. Throughout the entire process, Redavia and Shanta closely collaborated to collect valuable site-specific data, implement strategies and ensure complete operation.Shanta soon began achieving the benefits of a rental solar farm, including immediate cash savings with no up-front investment. Going further, the solar plant generated around 100,000 kWh in the first year with an estimated fuel saving of 28,000 litres and CO2 reduction of 67 t.After implementing a highly efficient solar plant providing consistent and cost-effective energy, Shanta began executing its expansion plan, taking its operations underground. Without hesitation, Shanta chose to install additional seven Redavia solar farm containers to help provide the extra power. With eight solar farm containers operational in total, Shanta is set to save approximately 219,000 litres of fuel and achieve an estimated CO2 saving of ~660 t/y.last_img read more

Mediator la patiente victime dun arrêt cardiaque est sortie du coma

first_imgMediator : la patiente victime d’un arrêt cardiaque est sortie du comaLa femme victime d’un arrêt cardiaque ce week-end est sortie hier soir de son coma artificiel.  A l’origine, celle-ci venait de passer une expertise visant à soulever un éventuel lien entre sa pathologie et les effets du Mediator.La pneumologue Irène Frachon a déclaré à l’AFP que la patiente, victime samedi d’un arrêt cardiaque, “est sortie de son coma artificiel mais est toujours en soins intensifs”. Son avocat, Charles Joseph-Oudin estime son état plutôt réconfortant. Il déclare que “les nouvelles sont plutôt encourageantes” et précise que la patiente “répond aux questions”.Cette femme de 57 ans souffrait depuis des années d’une grave insuffisance cardiaque. Soumise à une expertise médicale pour relever d’éventuelles causes entre sa pathologie et la prise de l’anti-diabétique Mediator, elle avait subi une attaque cardiaque après un test à l’effort.En juillet 2010, la patiente a été une des premières à porter plainte pour la grave pathologie cardiaque dont elle est victime et qui, selon le docteur Irène Frachon est “strictement liée au Mediator”. La praticienne a également dénoncé “le délire procédurier du laboratoire Servier” qui veut “écraser la volonté de réagir des malades par tous les moyens”.À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Au final, plus de 300 plaintes ont été déposées à Paris liées au médicament Mediator, dont celles de l’Assurance maladie, la Mutualité française et l’association de consommateurs UFC-Que Choisir.Retiré du marché du médicament fin 2009 en raison de sa dangerosité, le Mediator serait à l’origine de 500 à 2.000 décès en France selon plusieurs études.Le 2 mars 2011 à 11:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Lopetegui will rotate Real Madrid goalkeepers

first_imgReal Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has said that Thibaut Courtois is not certain to be an automatic starter, hinting that his goalkeepers would be rotated.Last season’s number one keeper Keylor Navas was in goal for the 4-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.79% – Thibaut Courtois posted the second lowest save percentage in #UCL last season (after Sergio Rico, 58%), saving 62,5% of the shots he faced (min eight games). Premiere pic.twitter.com/lNVN6q1pV5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 9, 2018Thibaut Courtois travelled with the squad to Tallinn but was left out of the squad entirely.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.Lopetegui is prepared to keep Belgian keeper waiting as he considers his options in goal. Sportskeeda reports.“There isn’t a magic formula. We need to manage it week by week,” Lopetegui said.“We will see as we go who is best for the team at any given time. We have two magnificent goalkeepers, and others as well.”“But of course these are two international-level keepers and we will try to manage it well and make decisions for the team.”“Of course there is huge competition for the team but I see it as something positive in that position. It’s good for the team to have competition.”last_img read more

Roof catches fire at minimum security jail in Des Moines

first_imgDES MOINES — A fire broke out on the roof of a minimum security jail early Tuesday in Des Moines.KIRO reports the fire did not get inside the jail known as SCORE or the South Correctional Entity. It holds up to 800 misdemeanor inmates for south King County cities.Deputy Director Jim Kelly says inmates were moved to areas of the facility not affected by the smoke while firefighters put out the fire.The fire was noticed about 1 a.m. on a security camera. The cause has not been determined.last_img

Art of Livingpromoted Sri Sri Ayurveda poses threat to FMCG majors

first_imgAfter Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali, Sri Sri Ayurveda (SSA), whose products are promoted by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living, is all set to add to the woes of established brands like Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Dabur and Proctor & Gamble. SSA products could be sharing space with those of the three brands at retail chain Future Group in India, according to a PTI report.”If the customers want it then why not? We are open to the thought,” Kishore Biyani, founder and chief executive of Future Group, told the agency when asked about the SSA products being sold through Future Group stores.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living has reportedly more than 350 million followers worldwide, giving it a huge advantage. SSA, established in 2003, sells effective herbs, personal care products and food and nutritional products, besides  spices, soap, fragrances, candle lights and apparels through its online portal www.sattvastore.com. The trend has prompted analyst Edelweiss Securities Limited to say that SSA could be a “Patanjali in the making” in its FMCG sector update released recently.”SSA is riding on brand equity of its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar/Art of Living and has a huge captive base (370mn followers across the world)…SSA, though currently lagging Patanjali, has the right ingredients to help grow the ayurveda space, posing competition to other consumer peers,” Edelweiss said in the note. SSA plans to expand its existing range of personal care products, dietary supplements and food products to many more categories, the firm said. Re-establishing ayurveda among Indian consumersEdelweiss says that Patanjali has successfully re-established ayurveda among Indian consumers, forcing the FMCG veterans such as HUL and Dabur to follow suit.”Patanjali has been a runaway success and has played a pivotal role in re-establishing importance of ayurveda in the minds of Indian consumers,” it said, and added: “Patanjali’s success is attributable to its strong innovation and new products pipeline, pricing discounts to peers (15%-30%), ayurvedic and natural propositions, impactful advertising.”While suggesting that SSA will take time to catch up with Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali, Edelweiss said it is poised to benefit from the impact created by Patanjali for ayurveda and naturals among Indian consumers, though it could lose out on the pricing front.”Most of SSA’s products are priced at par with other FMCG brands and thus are at a premium to Patanjali,” Edelweiss said. SSA could still ride the ayurveda awareness wave to drive its growth, the firm added.Earlier, Biyani had said that the Haridwar-based Patanjali Group was growing at a faster clip and was projected to reach Rs 1,000 crore within 12 to 18 months. Ravi Shankar’s network to aid growthAs for Sri Sri Ayurveda (SSA), Ravi Shankar’s following among politicians and film celebs is also an advantage, making him its best brand ambassador.”SSA has the ability to create a powerful FMCG brand equity led by a strong and powerful leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He is a well-known personality with huge popularity not only with the youth but also eminent political and film personalities,” the firm said. Patanjali brushes HUL, Colgate-Palmolive asideIn a related note on Monday, Kotak Institutional Equities said that Patanjali is likely to dent the market share of both HUL and Colgate-Palmolive in the dental care segment with its Dant Kanti brand. “We expect Patanjali to garner 500 bps cumulative incremental share over FY2016-18E driven by distribution expansion and higher A&P spends; bulk of this share gain is likely to come from CLGT and HUVR (we model 200 bps share loss for both) in our view  due to lack of a strong relevant herbals/naturals portfolio,” it said. The toothpaste segment was estimated at Rs 8,300 crore in calendar year 2015, up from Rs 7,500 crore in the previous year, said Kotak, citing a study by Euromonitor. Patanjali has been occupying the top slot among popular Indian brands for many weeks in a row, ahead of established ones like Cadbury, Colgate, Fair & Lovely, Dove and Britannia.last_img read more

Conquistador Series Hernan Snagged by Azteca TV and History Channel Latin America

first_imgTouted as the most expensive Hispanic series in history by Dopamine, “Hernan” was shot on location and on sets built in both Spain and Mexico, with special effects by El Ranchito, whose credits include “Game of Thrones.”Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada (“Cantinflas,” “Luis Miguel: The Series”) plays the conquistador. He leads a cast from Mexico and Spain including Víctor Clavijo (Captain Cristóbal de Olid), Michel Brown (Captain Alvarado), Dagoberto Gama (Moctezuma), Jorge Guerrero (Xiconténcatl), Almagro San Miguel (Captain Sandoval), Isabel Bautista (Marina / Malinche) and Aura Garrido (Doña Juana).Dopamine’s CEO Fidela Navarro said that the second season of “Hernan” is in development and will likely start filming by early January.Dopamine recently struck a production alliance with Turner Latin America, announcing three joint projects at NATPE in January: “Amarres,” written by its showrunner Fernanda Eguiarte, expected to bow by the second quarter of 2020; “Coyotl,” a youth targeted series set along the U.S. border where werewolves are pitted against coyotes, which Navarro described as “a different way of relating and addressing current issues for a younger audience”; and risqué new thriller “Tu Parte del Trato,” featuring strong female characters. Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Kristen Stewart on ‘Seberg’: ‘It’s Not Hard for Me to Wear My Politics’ In the wake of its streaming rights acquisition by Amazon Prime, epic series “Hernan” has sold to Mexican broadcaster Azteca and pan-regional pay TV network, The History Channel, which have jointly acquired the series for their respective platforms.Produced by Mexico’s Dopamine, a Salinas Group unit, and Spain’s Onza Entertainment, the eight-episode mega-series marks the 500th Anniversary of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ arrival in Mexico. It is expected to bow later this year via the various outlets. Azteca seemed a likely platform for the series as it is also owned by the Salinas Group.Set in 1519, the ambitious series turns on the conquest of Mexico by Cortés and his troops, and will feature key characters’ perspectives of this tumultuous time in Mexico and Spain’s history. The series aims to highlight both the encounter and contrast of these two cultures as well as the human side of Cortes, a skilled diplomat and a military genius who was beloved and despised in equal measure. Related Popular on Variety last_img read more

Toyota shows off its new iQ electriccar prototype

first_img Toyota unveils hybrid car push The car is slated to fit three passengers, which makes it smaller than both the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Nissan Leaf, two currently popular electric vehicles. This is, of course, not Toyota’s only attempt to make an electric vehicle. They are also working with Tesla Motors Inc. to create an electric version of the RAV4 compact SUV which is also planned to be released in 2012. Several other vehicles are in the works for the future, but they have much longer wait times, such as the sedan-type fuel-cell hybrid vehicle expected to launch in 2015 in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Citation: Toyota shows off its new iQ electric-car prototype (2011, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-toyota-iq-electric-car-prototype.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — The Toyota Motor Corporation is set to show off its EV car, an electric-car prototype version of Toyota’s iQ model, at the Geneva auto show next month.center_img The EV prototype car will have an electric powertrain that is based on the current Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This system will feature a flat lithium-ion battery pack which, according to Toyota, will be able to give the car a driving range of up to 105 kilometers, or about 65 miles, on a single charge. Obviously, the car is built for short-range transportation, and not for use on longer trips, which is a common issue with electric cars.This is a preview only, since sales of the car will not begin until an as-yet-unspecified date in the year 2012. At first, the EV is likely to be available in Europe through a leasing plan, once it finishes its road testing, which will also be done in Europe. The car will also be available in North America, and some other markets which are currently being investigated for their viability. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Celebrating Urdu culture

first_imgCelebrating the quintessential spirit of Urdu, Rekhta foundation had organised a three-day festival ‘Jashn-e-Rekhta’ that was inaugurated on Friday by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung.The event, which was graced by Javed Akhtar, Shaban Azmi, Gulzar and Irrfan Khan among other eminent personalities, was held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on Sunday. The governor narrated a few shers including Ayina kyu na dun ki tamasha kahen jise, aisa kahan se laun ki tujhsa kahen jise…, (by Ghalib) and declared the festival open. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Followed by the inauguration was a mesmerising performance of voice drama ‘Kaifi aur Main’ by Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar. The play is based on the courtship between Shabana Azmi’s parents Kaifi Azmi and Shaukat Kaifi. The play has been created by Javed Akhtar with contents from Shaukat Kaifi’s book Yaad ki Rehguzar and from various interviews of poet Kaifi Azmi. The songs have been added by Jaswinder Singh and Kuldeep Singh.The second edition of the three-day festival had lots to offer, apart from Mushaira, Qawwali, Dastangoi, Drama, Discussions, Dance, Ghazal and much more for Urdu lovers.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixImmense variety of food was ready for gourmets in various stalls, along with a calligraphy corner, Urdu bazaar and book exhibition. Founded by Sanjiv Saraf, Rekhta foundation is known for curating an online portal for Urdu poetry and prose. Famous personalities who attended the Jashan include literary critics, poets and actors like Gopi Chand Narang, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Jeelani Bano, Tom Alter and Namvar Singh and several others.last_img read more

Firefox page search improvements

first_imgFirefox page search improvements by Martin Brinkmann on June 11, 2016 in Firefox – 22 commentsMozilla rolled out a new feature in Firefox 50 Nightly today that improves the page search functionality of the web browser.Firefox users can tap on F3 to run searches for words or phrases on the active page.  The first search results is highlighted by the browser once you start typing, and controls are provided to jump to the next in line or the previous one, or to highlight them all at once.The highlighted term was sometimes hard to spot on the page, a fact first mentioned in a bug report dating back to the year 2007.The user who reported the bug suggested to better highlight and/or dim the rest of the page, and that is exactly what is been implemented.Page searches in Firefox 50 or newer dim the page slightly, and highlight the search term better so that it is easier to spot.All search terms are highlighted automatically by search as well on the page which basically means that Mozilla changed the default state to highlight all.Mozilla increased the number of search results that the find as you type search returns to 1000 from the previous limit of 100. You find the setting by loading about:preferences#advanced in the browser’s address bar and checking “search for text when I start typing” on the page that opens.Classic Opera users may recognize this immediately as this is how Opera 12.x and previous versions of the browser displayed page search results in the browser.Mozilla added two new preferences to Firefox 50 that allow you to change the behavior somewhat.Type about:config in the browser’s address bar and hit enter.Confirm you will be careful if the warning prompt appears.The parameter findbar.highlightAll determines whether highlight all is enabled or not when you search in Firefox. Set this option to false to restore the old behavior (don’t highlight all search terms on pages).The parameter findbar.modalHighlight defines whether the page is dimmed when you run searches. Set this option to false to disable the page dimming.Mozilla plans to release the improvement in Firefox 50 if nothing major prevents that from happening. A couple of bugs need to be ironed out until the release, but there is plenty of time for that considering that Firefox Stable is currently at version 47. (via Sören Hentzschel)Now You: What’s your take on the change?SummaryArticle NameFirefox page search improvementsDescriptionMozilla rolled out a new feature in Firefox 50 Nightly today that improves the page search functionality of the web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

ANC celebrates 104 years of existence

first_imgDID YOU KNOW? Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics. If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them. To receive news links via WhatsApp. For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? The ANC of the Ukhahklamba region celebrated 104 years of existence of the party yesterday in Sahlumbe (Ward 10). The celebrations took place in an area which was previously a “no go zone” for the ANC. KZN Provincial chairperson of the ANC Cde Sihle Zikalala welcomed close to 100 new members to the ANC who had previously been members of other political parties. Before Cde Zikalala swore in the new members, he delivered a speech in which he urged members of the ANC to continue with the work of growing the party in the Sahlumbe area. He spoke largely of how the ANC in the Ukhahlamba region is doing a great job in sustaining and building unity within the party, and applauded the regional leadership for that. Besides the celebration of the 104 years of the ANC, the event was used largely as a day in which the community was urged to vote for Ward 10 by-election candidate Siyabonga Mbatha. Mbatha is in the running for the position of councillor in that ward that has never been led by the ANC. The by-election will be taking place on Wednesday, January 20. As the provincial chairperson said in his speech, “The ANC is not just a political party, the ANC is a liberation movement which stood up against the oppressors of the apartheid regime.” The ANC of the UKhahlamba region will continue in its undying efforts to win these wards that were previously known as “no go areas” of the ANC and in such efforts will continue in welcoming new members of the ANC who were previously in other political parties.center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

University of Utah Health Radiologists Select Philips Illumeo for Adaptive Intelligence

first_img Related Content Streamlined screen real estate – Integrated applications in Illumeo present information in one window with similar user interfaces to minimize distractions for the radiologist; News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | November 30, 2018 University of Utah Health Radiologists Select Philips Illumeo for Adaptive Intelligence First results in clinical use show early benefits of adaptive intelligence for complex, advanced cases 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 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 More efficient same-day care – By prioritizing cases, radiologists can successfully deliver reports in time for follow-up appointments taking place later in the day;   Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… 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 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more November 30, 2018 — At the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Philips announced radiologists at the University of Utah Health are leveraging Philips Illumeo with adaptive intelligence to interact with imaging data to enhance physician expertise and efficiency. Initial results include productivity benefits in turnaround time, same-day readings and context-driven tool selection.Artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions have the potential to increase the efficiency of care delivery and improve patient care. Through solutions that combine AI and other technologies with knowledge of the clinical and operational context in which they are used, Philips provides a people-centered approach called adaptive intelligence. This augments the capabilities of clinicians to seamlessly connect people, data and technology to empower radiologists.University of Utah Health provides care for residents of Utah and five surrounding states, with a referral area that encompasses more than 10 percent of the continental U.S. Due to this large volume of coverage and an increase in imaging data, the radiology department faces increasing amounts of imaging studies and data that need to be processed – about 500,000 per year. The health system elected to implement Illumeo, an imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence, to intelligently interact with imaging data. Illumeo combines contextual cues and Anatomy Awareness capabilities with advanced data and image processing to augment the radiologist’s routine activities. The technology supports interactions with imaging data comparisons and provides an integrated view of clinically relevant, case-related information from various sources, designed to optimize workflow and enhance care consistency.“Illumeo leverages adaptive intelligence and analytics to anticipate what a radiologist needs to do next, allowing him/her to interact with imaging data in a much more intelligent way,” said Richard Wiggins, M.D., professor of radiology and imaging sciences, University of Utah Health. “The solution moves beyond just hanging protocols, by providing a faster way for radiologists to find all similar series of studies and compare them side-by-side to see if lesions are getting larger over time. This new technology allows us to further improve time savings and efficiencies so we can provide the best care to our patients.”Illumeo provides worklist benefits to more intelligently route studies to the appropriate groups of radiologists through IntelliSpace PACS (picture archiving and communication system) Radiology Workspace Solution (RWS). In addition, there are multiple administrative goals the health system hopes to facilitate and achieve with the adoption of Illumeo in conjunction with RWS, some of which are already being delivered, including: Improved turnaround times – Radiologists can now prioritize the most urgent studies based on a more automated process for study promotion; Relevant imaging toolsets – Illumeo is context-sensitive and anatomy-aware in intuitively serving up relevant tools for the analysis; and   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. Exam open speed improvements – Illumeo presents images exactly the way radiologists need to read them, reducing setup time and interactions for a faster and more efficient reading. 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Could Costa Rica become another Greece

first_imgNo related posts. Facebook Comments The old Ronald Reagan-era slogan, “Government is not the solution, government is the problem,” has unfortunately become very applicable to Costa Rica. A look at the numbers and salary levels of Costa Rica’s public sector employees shows that out-of-control expansion of the government payroll is now the biggest internal threat to Costa Rica’s prosperity and economic stability.The above chart outlines the basic drivers of the fiscal problem caused by Costa Rica’s public sector payroll. First, whereas private sector job growth rises and falls with economic conditions, the public sector payroll expands regardless of economic conditions. Second, public sector manual, clerical and middle management jobs pay more than twice the private sector equivalent. The result is that among workers insured by the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, the public sector headcount is 26 percent of employees, but these take home 45 percent of payrolls.There are two government offices most directly involved in budgeting and monitoring public sector spending: the Finance Ministry and the Planning Ministry. The 2013 Costa Rican national budget presented by Finance Minister Edgar Ayales is ₡6.4 trillion ($12.8 billion), a 7.5 percent increase over 2012, with a deficit at a projected 5.26 percent of gross domestic product, the third year in a row over 5 percent. This budget is now under evaluation in the Legislative Assembly. The Planning Ministry, in charge of coordinating Costa Rica’s ever-growing public sector (now up to 344 institutions) is the best place to go to try to understand the nuts and bolts of how the various parts of the government interact. It is so strategic that the list of past planning ministers is a Who’s Who of Costa Rican politics: Ex-President Oscar Arias, ex-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, National Liberation Party President Bernal Jiménez and Citizen Action Party founder and three-time presidential candidate Ottón Solís. The incumbent planning minister is Roberto Gallardo. With a political science background, Gallardo launched his career in 1981 as a professor, and later, adviser to the rector at the University of Costa Rica. He is well-experienced in economic planning, serving as planning minister in the second Arias administration (2007-2010). In President Laura Chinchilla’s government, he started as communications minister before moving back to the Planning Ministry in 2011. The Tico Times visited Gallardo at his San Pedro office on Oct 1. Excerpts follow: TT: Thanks for having us, Mr. Minister. I saw the photos on the wall of past planning ministers when I came in. That’s quite a list.RG: Yes, it is. I’m a political scientist by training, and this ministry has been a fascinating learning experience as to the inner workings of the Costa Rican public sector.Here’s how we’ve analyzed the public sector payroll problem (shows chart above). Any comments? Based on your Caja data for health insured workers, your 26 percent of the national payroll in the public sector overstates the situation. We should consider private sector uninsured workers, which would drop the public sector portion down to about 15 percent.Fair enough. Since we couldn’t get data on the uninsured workers, we went with Caja-insured public and private sector workers only. Within this limited sample, we still consider public workers with a 26 percent headcount participation getting 45 percent of the total payroll a telling disproportion. What makes public sector salaries so high?The factor most affecting public salaries is all the “plusses” added to the base salary, which don’t exist in the private sector. For a private sector worker, if you give him a 5 percent salary adjustment, it’s 5 percent. But public sector workers acquire all kinds of special incentives on top of their base salaries. Things like seniority payments, “exclusive dedication” [committing to hold no other job], housing subsidies, “zoning” [for working in distant provinces], etc. So, for public-sector workers, a 5 percent increase in their base pay triggers equal increases in all their salary bonus categories. A 5 percent base-salary increase turns into an 8 percent or 9 percent real-pay increase. Are salaries and plusses consistent in the public sector?No, not at all. Each individual worker, depending on his profession and working conditions, can have a unique salary-plusses profile within a given institution. And the institutions themselves vary widely, not just in plusses, but also in base salaries and annual increases. Take a receptionist. We have detected salary ranges from ₡273,000 ($546) per month to ₡754,000 ($1,508) per month for similar positions within different government entities. For annual increases, programmed adjustments vary from 1.9 percent for central government workers to 5.5 percent for the University of Costa Rica.With all these benefits, is there accountability?Theoretically, yes. There are annual performance reviews in which work effectiveness is supposedly analyzed. In 2010, our office reviewed these evaluations. It turns out that of 160,000 performance reviews that we catalogued, only 13 were negative. Now, I am sure that the great majority of public employees are conscientious people who try to do a good job. But this disproportion of positive reviews [99.99 percent] shows that so-called performance reviews have come to be automatically positive.So what can be done to control the public payroll?This ministry is trying to take a first step with a bill to address the problem of the salary plusses. It’s called the Bill for Ordering of Additional Payments Attached to the Base Salary in the Public Sector. A draft is under evaluation in the Legislative Assembly.Public sector unions have already come out hard against the proposed law. They have talked about “the mother of all strikes” in October.Public sector workers should keep in mind that the law as structured will recognize acquired workers’ rights and apply to new hires by the government. We are purposely trying to force discussion on necessary homogenization of public payroll benefits. What we have now is not sustainable.The government is certainly being brave in this. There are only 20 months to go in President Laura Chinchilla’s administration. She could have left this fight to the next administration.President Chinchilla is nothing if not brave and principled. She fought the good fight for the tax package and it wasn’t approved. So, yes, that will be for the next government. But with this issue of taming the public sector payroll, too much is at stake. Right now, 48 percent or 49 percent of government revenues go to public sector payrolls. If this problem isn’t dealt with, our projections have that proportion increasing to 60 percent by 2016. This level of structurally built-in public payroll costs would push fiscal deficits to unmanageable levels. Costa Rica would then be in danger of turning into another Greece.last_img read more

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