TORONTO – There was no winning ticket for the $12 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket sold in British Columbia.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 11 will be approximately $15 million.
The changes are based on public feedback gathered through a survey conducted earlier this year, he said. Advertisement The Liberal government said Monday it will introduce new legislation this fall that will make automated ticket-buying “bots” illegal. It would also cap markups on resold tickets at 50 per cent of their face value. Under the proposed law, ticket resellers would have to disclose more information, including the face value of tickets and any surcharges. The so-called “scalper bots” — software programs designed to purchase online a large number of tickets for a concert, show, or other event, enabling the person running the software to sell those tickets at a profit — made headlines last year when many Tragically Hip fans were unable to buy tickets to the band’s farewell tour.“By the time any real fan is able to log on and search for tickets the best seats are gone,” said Yasir Naqvi, Ontario’s attorney general, as he made the announcement. Advertisement TORONTO — Ontario is promising to clamp down on online ticket scalping, a source of frustration and anger for fans who have often been unable to secure tickets to their favourite sport or music events. “Between bots, lack of transparency and unfair prices on resale sites, there is a pervasive sentiment that the system is rigged.”By: Jessica Cross Smith The Canadian Press Facebook Login/Register With: He has acknowledged, however, that enforcing a ban on scalper bots, which are not unique to Ontario, would be difficult.Naqvi said major ticket sellers, including Ticketmaster, have told the government that they already employ technology to combat bots, which has been “fairly successful,” but they lack sufficient resources. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Naqvi said the government would also make it illegal to sell tickets purchased with bots and to “facilitate” the resale of those tickets. Advertisement As a result, the government plans to give the industry and fans the right to sue those who use bots or facilitate the reselling of those tickets. Once it passed, the law would apply to tickets for events that take place in Ontario, regardless of where the ticket seller and buyer are based, Naqvi said. “Many events sell out completely in minutes, even seconds, and many of these tickets end up on resale sites for huge mark ups, of course.” Twitter
More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight This week marks the start of NFL training camps, but a few big names might not take the field. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may hold out in the hopes of negotiating a more favorable contract.Elliott would join a list of running backs who have recently held out from practice — or, in Le’Veon Bell’s case, a whole season — in search of more lucrative deals. What do the numbers say about his chances at a raise? On today’s show, we discuss how analytics might play a role in the depreciation of positions and whether these evolutions are for the better.Our Rabbit Hole this week discusses our recent research into the danger of foul balls and what might constitute a baseball VIP experience in Japan.What we’re looking at:Our colleague Josh Hermsmeyer weighs in on the Elliott debate.The Atlantic investigates the disappearance of centers from the NBA.The Washington Post examines the reaction time fans have should they find themselves in foul ball territory.
Fashion designer Alexandra Subris, 33Credit:Glen Minikin She used the cash to go on a £1,300 spending spree, a night at the Dorchester Hotel in London, a jaunt to the Monaco Grand Prix and buy her the chance to rub shoulders with the aristocracy at the Henley Regatta.Subris’ lawyer argued that she was taken in by the “Svengali-like” Brudenell, who is serving nine years in prison for a string of frauds which left his victims feeling “violated.”But she was jailed for two and a half years by a judge who told her she was prepared to turn a blind eye to her boyfriend having sex with other women so she could keep up her lavish lifestyle. I feel sexually violated by him. It frightens me there are such terribly dishonest people out thereVictim of Guy Brudenell Alexandra Subris, the girlfriend of Guy Brudenell, appearing at Teesside Crown CourtCredit: Glen Minikin Subris admitted money laundering and fraud totalling £113,000. She pleaded guilty to laundering the money he stole from his victims and to hiding cash from the Insolvency Service by pretending to renovate a property he owned in Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire.The court was told that Subris provided false invoices for work that she had supposedly had done on the sprawling house, Buttsville, when in fact it was a ruse to stop it being claimed as one of Brudenell’s assets.Prosecutor Craig Hassall said that after the £475,000 house was sold, Subris went on a spending spree in London with her share of the spoils. The girlfriend of a “high society fraudster” turned a blind eye to his infidelity and described it as “an occupational hazard” so she could live the high life on the proceeds of the women he fleeced, a court was told.Fashion designer Alexandra Subris, 33, ignored the fact that bankrupt millionaire Guy Brudenell was sleeping with the women he fleeced and was happy to spend the cash he earned from his cruel cons.Teesside Crown Court heard Subris was a girl from a humble background with an “insatiable craving for the finer things in life”. He told the court: “There were significant transactions at Selfridges, Louis Vuitton, Harrods and the Dorchester Hotel where £1,300 was spent.”Mr Hassall went on: “Her account was used heavily to receive monies from the benefits of Brudenell’s frauds.”She was described variously as his sister, his interior designer, his curtain maker, when in fact she was his girlfriend and they used these dishnoestly obtained funds to finance their lifestyle.”She would have come to know, or at the very least suspect the funds were coming from his criminality. “She chose not to open the Pandora’s Box of his infidelity, she appears to see that as an occupational hazard for women involved with men of wealth.”He had formed sexual relationships with some of the women he defrauded. One of them, who was defrauded of £1,250 believed this defendant was his website designer.” North Yorkshire businessman Jonathan Guy Brudenell who was handed a jail term of five years and four months after conning three business associatesCredit:Glen Minikin The court heard that one of the women tracked Brudenell dowen to the home he shared with Subris and confronted them both about him conning her after a sexual fling.Mr Hassall said: “By that time in early 2013 there could have been no doubt about the source of the funds into her account.”He added: “She had an insatiable craving for the finer things in life. She took visits to Dubai, Marbella, the Monaco Grand Prix, Ascot and the Henley Regatta. It was a jet set lifestyle paid for by the victims of Brudenell’s frauds.”In police interview she went on to say the she and Brudenell were the victims of bitter people.”However Ian McMeekin, mitigating, said Subris, who met Brudenell in August 2008, was in effect another of the charming rogue’s victims.He told the court: “She became seduced by his obvious charm and charisma. She came from a humble background and he introduced her to a life she could only imagine and she was taken in by his promise of the high life.”She was an impressionable young woman with no criminal background, from a humble family who was introduced to this lifestyle, there is no doubt he corrupted her.”She trusted him and her head was turned by his apparent good character. He said he had doner work with the Church of England and had contacts with high society.”Subris, who has previously worked as a fashion designer creating flamboyant dresses popular at race meetings, wiped away tears throughout the hearing.Sentencing her to two and a half years, Judge Howard Crowson said: “You were to some extend led astray by a charming and persuasive man but you were an enthusiastic participant in the first offence and were happy to accept the trappings of the offending in the other.”Bankrupt millionaire Brudenell, 46, stole around £75,000 from the victims he met on the Sugardaddy.com website.The former property mogul, of Nawton, near Helmsley, and Lammas Court, Scarcroft, Leeds, was a renowned businessman before the economic crash.He was declared bankrupt in 2009 and jailed in 2013 for fraud. He once took part in a charity sky-dive with the Archbishop of York and lived in a £1.3 million country mansion in Nawton near Helmsley, with its own cricket pitch, tennis court, greenhouses, summerhouse, cottage and terrace on its 7.62 acres.The woman Brudenell had an affair with and who tracked him down to his house and confronted him said in a victim impact statement: “I feel sexually violated by him,” and: “It frightens me there are such terribly dishonest people out there.”Another said: “Guy Brudenell has had a horrible detrimental effect on my life and still does to this day.”Detective Inspector Jon Hodgeon, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Fraud and Economic Crime Unit, said: “Subris was a devious fraudster whose greed has now caught up with her.”The outcome of this case should send a clear message to those that seek to benefit from the proceeds of crime, that they will be punished and will face the consequences of their actions.”This investigation was long and complex and my thanks goes to the victims and witnesses who supported the case throughout the lengthy process and without whom today’s result would not have been possible.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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It is unusual for Australian companies to explore in the USA but Southern Gold is spreading its gold exploration tentacles that way. Drilling will start next week in the first of a three-staged program to prove up and develop a palaeoplacer gold project in the main mineralised corridor of Wyoming. The move is among the first by an Australian explorer into palaeoplacer exploration – gold bearing shallow gravels which are readily mined and treated. Similar geological environments in California and Alaska are home to prominent palaeoplacer mines. The Wyoming drill start adds to Southern Gold’s initial overseas foray 12 months ago with its agreement with Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy to develop local gold and base metals projects.Southern Gold is making its entry into the US resources sector through a new joint venture, Sweetwater Exploration, with private company, New Discovery Gold. The Adelaide explorer will have the right to earn up to a 90% interest under the Joint Venture agreement, to develop the South Pass palaeoplacer gold project in Freemont County, 400 km northwest of Denver. An internationally recognised placer expert from Micon International, Dr Richard Garnett, has been retained by the JV to advise and direct the project.Drilling of six holes will commence to evaluate the large volume of highly prospective gold-bearing placer material in a 12 km long by 500-m wide palaeodrainage channel identified through magnetic surveys and previous drilling. Southern Gold’s Managing Director, Stephen Biggins, said this initial work had defined gold-bearing gravels between 10 and 15 m thick under just 10 m of younger sedimentary cover. “The geology of the area hosts the Archaean South Pass granite-greenstone belt remarkably similar to Precambrian volcano-sedimentary terrains of the Pilbara and Yilgarn in Western Australia and Canada’s Superior Province,” Biggins said. “The South Pass region in particular has been Wyoming’s most important source of gold and iron ore, with historic production from there conservatively estimated at 350,000 oz of gold. “The joint venture provides Southern Gold with entry to a potentially very large, easily-mined and metallurgically simple, gold deposit.”
Trident SA (Pty) Ltd, the OEM of the Goodman brand of underground locomotives tells IM it is looking to cement its position in the global underground mining rail market by looking at AC-driven locomotives. Designed at the Trident SA Motor Division, a prototype 75AC motor is in testing and initial results are very favourable, as such the company anticipates the 75AC being available within the coming months.In terms of what this brings to the mining industry Trident SA had this to say: “Mining is a very competitive industry. Cost control is an important part of management operation. Another important aspect is safety. Locomotives often operate in poorly lit environments and braking and speed control are vital aspects of their operation. Trident SA have developed a low voltage AC drive for mine locomotives to suit mines with existing drives, but who want to retain their present battery and charger sets. Trident SA have a simple conversion to AC drives for just this market.”The traditional motor in underground mining rail has been a DC motor, usually series wound. This motor is well known and has been in use for over a century in mining the world over. Problems associated with this type of motor are its tendency to overspeed, and electric braking has its complications in terms of control and life of the motor. Repair costs are also high with DC motors. AC motors are becoming more common in surface traction, and other applications such as electric automobiles. However, the usual control technology has been at relatively higher voltages than battery operated mine locomotives utilise. This has restricted the entry into this market.“This has now changed with the recent test work currently being finalised at Trident SA near Johannesburg. Trident have developed a specially designed low speed AC motor to enable the use of low voltage batteries, as are common in underground mine transport. This now means AC drives will be soon available for both new and conversions of existing locomotives. The benefit of this low speed high torque AC motor is that simple conversions of existing locomotives is now opening up possibilities for cost conscience mine operators.”“The benefits of AC are close control of speed, and braking now can return energy back into the battery thus extending the range between battery changes, as well as saving wear on mechanical braking systems. Further, AC motors, as is well known, are low in maintenance and are very robust in tough conditions, and repair costs are much lower than DC motors. The modern electrical inverter has developed into a reliable low maintenance device with ease of operation by the driver. The electronic control allows many possibilities for remote control, automation and naturally has ease of operation by the driver.”In addition to the AC-drive project, Trident in conjunction with its Mendi-Trident joint venture partners has now opened a Commutator Division where they manufacture commutators for all types of electric motors including their own motors and also commutators for main-line surface locomotives. Surface rail is an area where Trident will be focusing much more effort in the future as it brings its rail and electrical motor experience out of the mines and into the infrastructure arena.Trident has in recent years also opened and is now successfully running a Hydraulic Braking Division that manufactures and re-manufactures hydraulic braking systems for its range of locomotives. These systems have long been the standard in South African mines as they deliver a safer and more efficient means of braking than traditional mechanical systems. These systems are designed to “fail to safe” and thus enhance the safety of the Trident locomotive product.
10 things in tech you need to know today A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. MORE THAN 10 per cent of US employees now regularly work from home, according to a survey by Stanford University. The figure in Ireland isn’t so clear as the Central Statistics Office explains that working outside of an office or teleworking doesn’t always mean the person is based in their own home (for example, a salesperson could be on the road most of the week). However, even in 2003, around 10 per cent of people in sectors other than agriculture worked to some extent from home.Although there are some who find they are more productive when working from home, “losing the structure provided by a regular office job can be detrimental to success,” warns Andrew Rosen, founder and editor of the career advice blog Jobacle.com, in a conversation with Glassdoor.Many people working from from home, whether they are self-employed, working remotely, or out on leave, experience difficulties that those in an office setting don’t. But there are still a number of ways you can be just as productive at home as you are in the office.We’ve collected the ten best tips to increasing your productivity when working from home.1. Set your working hoursIf you commit yourself to specific hours like you do at the office, you’re more likely to get work done during those hours.One perk of working from home is that you don’t have to work 9-5. If you operate better at night, and the kind of work that you do permits it, start work at 7.00pm. But whatever your hours are, make yourself a routine, and be committed to it.This Wired article also suggests dressing for work during those times to stay more focused on the task at hand. You don’t have to put on a suit, but do get out of your pyjamas.2. Tell your family and friends to leave you aloneYour family probably doesn’t disturb you at the office with questions they can ask you when you get home. But if home is your office, they may not show the same restraint.“I was very stressed with the noise of my kids and the general stress that kids cause when you do concentration-based work,” writes Dave Tate on Lifehacker. “I felt like a bad Dad because I would have to tell them 8 times that I wasn’t ‘done yet’ [with work].”Tell your family and friends that even though you’re not working from an office doesn’t mean you’re available. Interruptions should be left for urgent matters only.3. Clearly define and optimise your workspace“You have to have a workplace, and it can’t be sitting in front of the TV,” Kathleen Downs, a recruiting manager at Robert Half International tells Glassdoor. “You have to go to your workplace and put in the time exactly as you would in the office.”To up your productivity, some people recommend keeping a green plant at your desk. Office plants improve concentration and reduce stress levels by detoxifying the air around them, according to a study by scientists at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Uppsala University of Sweden.4. Communicate well and often with your colleaguesMaintain good, clear contact with whomever it is you have professional working relationships. These could be co-workers, clients, or your employer. Let them know what to expect from you and whether your home office might be a source of any limitations.If you’re not your own boss, it’s especially important to communicate well with him or her.“You have to maintain regular communications with the person you report to and definitely plan to do business with your manager and colleagues in person when possible,” Downs tells Glassdoor. “You have to really understand what your manager expects and deliver on it.”5. Make a daily to-do listA list of tasks you need to take care of each day will help keep you on track and reduce your ability to procrastinate.If you tend to be a heavy procrastinator, you may even need to put ‘manage to-do list’ on your to-do list. “If you find yourself procrastinating anyway (despite the list), try scheduling out each hour of the day so you know what you need to do when,” writes Alison Green in an article on US News.6. Back away from the screenAccording to Science Daily, people spend more than five hours on average sitting at their desks each day.Take a time out. It will remind you that you have a life outside of work, it will clear your head, and give your eyes a break from staring at a screen. Just be sure to let the people you work with know when you won’t be reachable during these breaks.7. Get some human interactionDon’t make all of your work connections through email. It’s more valuable to your career—and your mental well-being—to have a real conversation with someone, even if it’s over the phone.You may want to go outside of your house to work for a while. Try heading to a coffee shop or to the library and working there, if it won’t be a distraction to you. Sometimes just having other people around can help you get more done, especially if they’re working too.8. Develop relationships with other telecommutersYou probably won’t be getting the benefits of bonding with your coworkers around the office water cooler the way you used to. Not only that, but if you’re someone who telecommutes, “you may be left out of unplanned brainstorming or crisis-management meetings, which can lower your profile at work,” according to CNN.Keep communication open between yourself and your colleagues in and out of the office. And if you can call in to a meeting through a conference phone, ask them to let you know.9. Keep your workspace clean and free of clutterIf you’ve worked in an office building before, you’ve probably noticed that it’s cleaner when you come in the next morning than how it was left the night before. If you haven’t noticed, then you probably would if it hadn’t been cleaned. Messes are distracting.If this isn’t motivation enough, studies show that over time, your desk can collect more than 400 times the bacteria on your toilet seat. Are you convinced yet?10. “Leave” work at the end of the daySusan Seaburg serves as Field Development Manager for the Americas for Hewlett-Packard, and offers her input on working from home. ”The good news is that now you can work anywhere, and the bad news is that now you can work anywhere,” she tells Santa Clara University.The majority of people go home to get away from work. You don’t have that option. Make sure you still maintain a careful work-life balance. Just because you work from home doesn’t mean you should be working all the time while you’re home.Extra note: Be careful everyone in your household knows when you are on a video conference call…via Sony/Youtube- Melissa Stanger
In the Chile’s Atacama Desert, 5000 meters above sea level, there is an array of 66 antennas collectively known as ALMA. The Atacama Large Millimeter Array accounts for over a billion dollars worth of astronomical research, so you can bet it’s pretty interesting.This fantastic, though unfortunately silent, time-lapse shows some of the radio antennas working through the night. They move only occasionally but as the night progresses we can watch the stars move across the sky. It’s a striking scene.The stars are incredibly brillant thanks to the altitude, the lack of air/light pollution, and probably whatever camera/lens the time-lapse was shot with. The video nicely juxtaposes the vastness of space and our comparatively puny attempts to take in all the information around us (well, at least for me it does). A large array of gigantic satellites dishes might have someone feeling pretty advanced, by quick look up at that starry scene will remind them of just how much space they are dealing with.This might be a bit off topic, but I know some you are are thinking about the 1997 movie, Contact. The movie was shot a similar facility, but not at ALMA. That was actually at the VLA (Very Large Array), which is in Socorro, New Mexico. It has 27 radio antennas, each of which are 82 feet in diameter. And a little trivia for you: the VLA is not actually used for SETI research.via io9
Nearly 44 years ago computer hardware was in an entirely different place than it is now. The levels of performance don’t even fit on the same scale. The anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is upon us, and those brave space pioneers got by without a 3GHz multi-core CPU. The guidance computer used on the Apollo 11 mission ran at only 1.024 MHz.The moon landing was the height of technological achievement at the time, and some of the rocket technology is still relevant today. That computer, though, has been left in the dust. In fact, it was well and truly obsolete a few years after the landing.The Intel 8086 came about roughly ten years after the Apollo landing, marking the beginning of x86. Apollo 11’s computer had 4 registers — essentially slots for holding numeric values. The 8086 boosted that to eight 16-bit registers.The IBM PC XT ran the next version of that chip, the famous 8088. This computer ran at 4.077MHz, which sounds incredibly slow by today’s standards, but is still four times faster than the Apollo 11 computer. The XT also packed in eight times the memory used on Apollo 11.The Apollo 11 guidance computer actually had some impressive software features for a system that didn’t even run a graphical interface. It could multitask up to 8 different operations, but it didn’t work the way we think of multitasking. Today’s operations use preemptive multitasking that allows the OS to distribute computing resources as needed. On Apollo 11, programs were in charge and had to give control back to the OS periodically. A kind of virtual machine was used to allow developers to mix hardware-level instructions with virtual machine commands within the same assembler code.Inputting commands required translating the English words into “verb noun pairs,” which could be input as numbers. There was a handy sign in the cabin as a reminder. To top it all off, none of the computer’s systems were software upgradeable. All the code was stored in read-only memory. Several years after Apollo 11, Apollo 14 was forced to manually input the code to patch a system malfunction — it took 90 minutes just to type it in.Maybe your computer is a little sluggish, and your smartphone is a couple years old, but you have it better than those astronauts.
Catholic School Bans ‘Harry Potter’ Books Because SpellsToy Tuesday: The Best Animal Toys Stay on target We’ve had 20 years with this guy. That’s right; twenty years. Two zero. Try not feeling old when you read that. Today is also a special day for Harry Potter fans. It’s Harry Potter’s birthday! So let’s all get out from under the stairs and celebrate.As if I need to tell you, Harry Potter is one of the biggest things to ever happen ever. Like, really. Biggest. The book series has sold hundreds of millions of copies. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s) Stone alone has sold over one hundred and seven million copies, making it one of the highest selling fiction books of all time. That one book alone in the series has outsold Alice In Wonderland by several million copies. The movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is also one of the highest grossing films of all time raking in a staggering $1.3 billion dollars. That gives this birthday boy a lot of clout in the marketplace!Now in the past, there was a bit of birthday controversy over whether or not Harry was born in 1980 or 1979. This is in part because he was born on a Tuesday according to the first book which came out in 1997, but that contradicts the second book in which Harry was there for Nearly Headless Nick’s death day anniversary in 1992 where Harry is explicitly 12 by October 31st. July 31st falls on a Thursday as it’s a leap year. Many seem to accept that he was born July 31, 1980 at this point, but I’m sure some of you out there would debate that because internet. Either way, Harry Potter is still safely categorized as a millennial which most definitions put as people born between 1977 and 1994. With the kind of fortune he’s made in book and movie sales, Harry will probably help price you out of your neighborhood in Brooklyn too.It’s also J. K. Rowling’s birthday today. What a weird coincidence!View as: One Page Slides1. Marty Bruckner2. Anastasia3. Davis Rider4. Simple Rainbow5. #HP Everyday6. Koganei KR7. Jenna Paddey8. Thalia Maria Bitha9. Pesto Martha10. Katie Orcutt11. Rosielle NY12. Audrey Lynn13. Gogenevieve Art14. Fred Wong15. Shae16. Swans Meadow17. Alice Y18. Shae19. Coffee Fueled Artist20. June JenssenLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 16, 2016 – A new Governor comes to the Turks and Caicos by October, as Peter Beckingham bids farewell to the territory. Dr. John Freeman, CMG has been appointed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as the next Governor and comes to the TCI from Argentina where he has been serving since 2012.Governor Beckingham said he will be sad to leave the country, he and his wife, “We have had three very happy years here, the work has been stimulating and everyone most welcoming. Our two daughters and our new grandchildren have also loved visiting.” HE, who will also be retiring from diplomatic service added that the couple wants to hold one more of their charity events before departing the Turks and Caicos. “I hope we can see many friends, colleagues and business contacts before we leave in October; Jill is planning another Footsteps4Good in September, so that will be a great opportunity to catch up with lots of people across the Family islands.” Dr Freeman, the British Ambassador to Argentina, will take up his appointment during October 2016.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 24, 2017 – Nassau – Immigration Department officials continue to deny that they know anything about a report where a Haitian mother and child fell off the back of a truck in Andros during an immigration raid. Rights Bahamas claims the incident is real and is calling on The Bahamas Government to cease the crackdown citing that it has migrants running scared, even to the point of hurting themselves.The woman was said to have been trying to evade arrest when she fell off the back of the truck, a photo of a bruised child had been circulated on social media but no one is authenticating the image as true – at least no one other than the activist group.In a media release, Rights Bahamas said: “This behaviour on the part of the immigration officers was totally illegal. Frightened by the aggressive and illegal action of the officers, the driver sought to escape, resulting in a mother and her young child falling from the truck and sustaining injuries, the severity of which remain unknown. They were taken to a local clinic where, according to witnesses, they were detained by the Immigration officers.”Reaction to the call for a cease and desist by Rights Bahamas is outright rejected as Bahamians reacting to the report say it is the mother who put the child at risk and that anyone helping people to break the law should also be prosecuted.#MagneticMediaNews#activistcondemnimmigrationraidsphoto credit: Save the Bays Related Items:#activistcondemnimmigrationraids, #magneticmedianews
KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Encinitas hosts 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Interfaith events will be held in El Cajon and Encinitas today to mark the National Day of Prayer, while Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells are set to attend the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House.The East County Mayors Prayer Luncheon is scheduled to be held at Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon at 11 a.m., featuring remarks from officials representing El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis and Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez are expected to attend.El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells will be attending the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House with Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.Goldstein was invited to the White House event by President Donald Trump in a conversation following Saturday’s shooting during which Goldstein lost his right index finger.Santee Mayor John Minto will also be in Washington, D.C. to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation to discuss funding for improvements to state Route 52.Encinitas will hold its 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center at 7:30 a.m., with Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Christian and Jewish clergy members and representatives of the Baha’i Faith set to speak.“In the midst of the current turmoil happening in America and across the globe, we need to come together as a community to show our love, respect and support for one another, regardless of religious affiliation,” Blakespear said. “This year’s prayer breakfast will be both a recognition of how far we’ve come and how much farther we need to go as a people to create a world based on acceptance and inclusion.”A bill signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1988 called on the president to issue a proclamation each year designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”In his proclamation declaring today as a National Day of Prayer, Trump said, “Our nation’s honored tradition of prayer has sustained us and strengthened our trust that God will continue to watch over and accompany us through the best of times and the darkest hours. May we as Americans never forget the power of prayer and the greatness of our Creator. On this National Day of Prayer, let each of us, according to our own faiths, call upon God for His guidance and express our gratitude for the love and grace He bestows on us and our country.” May 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Amaravati: The AP Cabinet meeting has approved the bill which allows the tenant farmers to make the cultivation agreement without any damage to the landowners. The Cabinet has given the green signal to the draft bill which aimed to provide rights to the owners on a permanent basis, and no one can tamper the land records in the future. The Cabinet also approves the bill aimed to bring changes to the Land Title Registration System to reduce land disputes. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The government is making its first move towards the alcohol ban and initiated the process. From now, the government will operate the liquor shops. For which, the Cabinet has approved the draft bill. The Cabinet has decided to provide the electricity to Aqua farmers Rs 1.50 per unit and approved for the appointment of special officers in outdated local bodies. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The Cabinet has also decided to give 149 acres land to Electronics manufacturing cluster at AIIC Vikruthamala village under Yerpedu Mandal in Chittoor district. The meeting approved the decision to hike the salaries of Anganwadi Workers to Rs 11,500, Mini Anganwadi Workers Rs 7,000 and Anganwadi Helper Rs 7,000. The increased pay will be applicable from July. Advertise With Us The Cabinet has approved the Village Secretaries and Grama volunteers system which is expected to bring a revolutionary change in the administration process. The cabinet mainly considered to bring the government systems closer to every village. The Cabinet has given approval for the appointment of Grama volunteers for every 50 houses in the village. The volunteers are paid Rs 5,000 per month from the government. The Cabinet has given the green signal to a draft bill aimed to bring changes in the laws in the Endowments Department. The main Opposition TDP has raised objections over delay in Assembly session due to the Cabinet meeting. This led to the uproar in the House for some time. Former CM Chandrababu said it is their responsibility to see that the government act properly.
PixabayAll holy books including the Bible, Quran and Bhagavat Gita state that life after death is a reality, and humans begin their eternal journey only after taking their last breath. Even though medical science has not found solid proof of that substantiates the view narrated in these holy books, many people who faced near-death experience (NDE) claims that afterlife is a reality, and people will live in the form of souls after their death.Now, a woman named Serena has shared her near-death experience testimonial on NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation) website and it has emerged as the hottest debating point among spiritualists and medical experts. In the testimonial, Serena has shared her NDE experience while she was just two years old.Sharing her NDE, Serena revealed that she saw her grandfather during the time of her death. The NDE victim also claimed to have seen a bright light that does not hurt eyes during those moments.”This light was extremely beautiful and heavenly. The light was extremely bright and yellow, but yet dim. I can describe it best if you can imagine an extremely bright light that does not hurt your eyes. This light was surrounding everything. It felt as if my visual area was very restricted. I could not see the start and the end of the light, I could only see right in front of me. In the centre of the light, there was my grandfather,” wrote Serena in the NDE testimonial.Serena also added that her grandfather was very happy to see her, and he apparently smiled at her.”My grandfather looked so happy. He was smiling very brightly, looking at me with tender and loving eyes, like somebody who truly loves me. I think the smile was open, in the sense that he was showing his teeth, so, it was a huge smile,” added Serena.Serena also made it clear that the entire near-death experience was quite pleasant, and she lost awareness of her body.Even though spiritualists consider the experience of Serena an irrefutable proof of an afterlife, experts have brushed aside the view, and they claim that it is a property of the human brain that is resulting in these visual hallucinations. As per medical experts, during the time of life-threatening events, oxygen supply to the brain will be reduced, and at this time, the human brain embraces a survival technique which is the root of all these visual hallucinations.
Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)’Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs Areas filled with Nintendo rides, shops, restaurants, and more will be coming to three Universal Studios theme parks some time over the next several years.The Japanese gaming giant and Universal Parks & Resorts made the announcement Tuesday, promising visitors will be able to experience some staples from classic video game franchises.Nintendo has been in talks with Universal since at least May 2015, when the two companies announced plans to create park attractions. Originally, only the Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan was confirmed to be getting Nintendo rides, with no word if they would be spreading to other parks.Officials confirmed though that both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will be getting Nintendo worlds.No specifics have been announced yet, with the companies mostly dropping buzzwords like “immersive” and “interactive” to describe the shape of the new park worlds. A statement said that park guests would “feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games,” which could refer to virtual reality attractions, or even just rides with digital effects.And it’s not just for kids. If the NES Classic sales are any indication, Nintendo’s appeal doesn’t have any age barriers. Nostalgia is a powerful force, especially when it comes to the Mario bros.“We are working very hard to create attractions that can be equally enjoyable to anybody, regardless of age,” Nintendo Creative Fellow and creator of Mario Shigeru Miyamoto said in an announcement video. “We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world. Together we are building it with an eye for what guests will actually experience.”There’s no set timeline for park production, although plans leaked earlier this year from the Japan branch, with estimates putting completion in 2020.“I think Mario will feel like he finally came home!” Miyamoto added. Stay on target
July 1, 2006 This story appears in the July 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Imagine visitors to your website being greeted by a lifelike animated character that follows their mouse movements with its eyes and even talks to them.Sound far-fetched? It’s not–and it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to implement, thanks to Sitepal from Oddcast, an internet-based subscription service. Sitepal allows businesses to create animated, talking avatars and add them to their websites for a variety of professional and personal applications. They can be used, for example, as intelligent online customer service agents, virtual salespeople to promote products, or even virtual auctioneers for eBay listings.”Right now, at any given moment, there are 10,000 auctions running with Sitepal virtual salespeople selling a specific product on eBay,” says Oren Levy, executive vice president of New York City-based Oddcast, the only company currently offering the technology in an easy-to-use format for SMB websites.There are lots of ways to personalize your character. During the sign-up process, you can choose what you want your character to say and select from 13 languages in 60 different voices. Or you can record a message in your own voice by microphone or telephone. It’s easy to add the character to your site and make changes to it when needed.The avatars aren’t just fun–they can produce real results. “I like the Sitepal application for its ability to give [customers] information they may not be able to get through text,” says Sucharita Mulpuru, senior analyst at Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.And according to Levy, when Oddcast customers add a character next to a specific product, “[they] see an immediate increase in conversion for that product.” He says one customer saw a 33 percent increase in sales after using Sitepal’s animated characters.Talking avatars work best with high-consideration products like computers, large appliances and travel services. They’re also a good choice for products that face stiff market competition. “It’s a great way to differentiate yourself,” says Mulpuru. Pricing starts at $9.95 per month or $99.50 per year.Melissa Campanelli is a marketing and technology writer in New York City. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min read
If you work in technology, you may have heard about World Backup Day. Founded in 2011, World Backup Day was designed by Ismail Jadun, a digital strategy and research consultant, to boost awareness for businesses and individuals that may not recognize the importance of regular data backups. The goal, according to the World Backup Day website, is to use March 31 as the date each year to reach those who have never backed up their data, and even people who might not have ever even heard about data backup.”World Backup Day started out when someone on Reddit lost their hard drive and wished someone had reminded them to back up,” said Jadun. “I thought it was a wonderful idea … it’s wonderful to see people and schools around the world promoting the importance of backing up our data.”One of those companies promoting World Backup Day is Datacastle, an analytics and endpoint protection services company. President and CEO Ron Faith said his company endorses the new occasion because he often finds that small businesses don’t truly understand the threats from ransomware, data loss and data breaches. “It is important for small businesses to be honest with themselves that they don’t know what data is on all their company laptops, tablets and smartphones,” he said.What you need to know about data lossDon’t think of data loss as something that only happens to massive companies or to individual employees who drop phones in swimming pools. Jadun and Faith want you to know that any company or individual can fall victim to data loss and theft. Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are incredibly simple ways that hackers target companies, without having a massive army of coders on their side. An excellent example of a BEC attack is a fraudulent email sent from someone pretending to be the company’s CEO to the company’s human resources (HR) manager. Without realizing that he or she is being scammed, an HR manager willingly sends personal employee data to the scammers. Since 2013, more than 7,000 of these attacks have occurred, totaling losses exceeding $740 million according to FBI data.Not protecting your company’s data can be a costly decision. The average global cost per stolen confidential record in 2016 rose from $154 to $158. Last year, there were 38 percent more attacks on companies than there were in the previous year, and most attacks stay dormant within a company’s system for over 140 days before the company even realizes they’ve been infiltrated. Attacks are happening more often, they’re more sophisticated and they’re becoming more and more expensive for businesses. Or, as Faith said, the cost to the company’s reputation “is far greater from an embarrassing data loss or data breach incident than the cost of most [backup and protection] solutions.”How to stay safeFaith advised businesses to create a simple, company-wide, data protection policy that will automatically back up the endpoint data to the cloud. He said the solution “should be friction-free for the employees and not really require the employees to do anything.” If your company doesn’t have the resources to dedicate to a corporate-wide backup, Faith said companies should start with the executives’ laptops. “It is a smaller group with the most sensitive data. This enables the executives to lead by example on protecting endpoint data,” he said.Jadun said it is crucial for companies to audit the data they produce. This includes customer data, product data, HR data and sales data, among many other examples. By doing this, companies can fully understand the stakes of any data loss incident. Once you’ve audited your data, he advised companies to determine the potential ways data could be lost and then create a data protection plan to protect those assets.”Depending on how much downtime your organization can handle, you can then set about looking at various data protection and backup solutions. Your business should strongly consider creating local backups as well as backups in an offsite location. Then, go about setting up protocols to both automatically back up and test those restore regularly.” March 31, 2017 Register Now » This story originally appeared on PCMag 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
Council hope to find motorist who da… A Cheshire Police spokeswoman added: “Middlewich Road, Sandbach is still closed between Chapel Street and Crewe Road and will be for some time.” Traffic data company INRIX reports the road has been closed since around 2.30am this morning. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy South Cheshire road looks set remain shut over the weekend due to a burst water main. Middlewich Road in Sandbach has been closed in both directions since the early hours of Thursday morning. Council and water utility staff are working on the situation – but the road now looks set to remain shut between Chapel Street and Crewe Road until at least Monday. A Cheshire East Council spokesman said: “Repairs on a burst water main along Middlewich Road, Sandbach are ongoing. “The road is closed between Chapel Street & Crewe Road and signed diversions are in place. “We anticipate the road won’t be reopened until at least Monday.” United Utilities, which runs water supplies in the area, said they were working to ensure water supplies continued to nearby houses. A spokesman said: “We currently have our water on wheels vehicles in place pumping water into the network and have also moved water from another area to help maintain supplies. “All customers should have water, however this may fluctuate at busy times of the day and may also be at reduced pressure until the repairs are complete. “Our team of engineers will remain on site throughout the course of the afternoon until the issue is resolved. We will keep you informed with the progress of the repairs. “We are sorry for the disruption and thank you for bearing with us.” Read MoreLatest Sandbach News Grieving mum, 35, killed herself jus… Did you see semi-naked woman being s… Mortgage specialist to open first of…
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | December 10, 2009 Philips – SPECT, CT, Interventional Imaging News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more 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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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 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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The gamma camera is designed for functional and molecular imaging that can aid diagnosis and treatment in cardiology and oncology. This merged system affords a comprehensive solution, providing registered SPECT and CT images in addition to individual SPECT, CT, or planar nuclear medicine images. Clinicians can employ the fused SPECT/CT data sets to facilitate localization of pathology or alternatively, can acquire the individual datasets in a single imaging session, improving workflow and patient comfort.A new suite of interventional tools on the Brilliance iCT enables CT-guided procedures. With Brilliance iCT’s new 3.0 software release, Philips offers two packages to facilitate interventional procedures in the CT gantry room – Continuous CT (CCT) and CT Fluoroscopy.Continuous CT biopsy mode enables the clinician to perform gantry room scans using a foot pedal to keep their hands free to focus on the procedure and includes a remote monitor for viewing. Adhering to Philips’ DoseWise design philosophy, each exposure is a 240 degree axial scan centered beneath the patient to shield the clinician’s hands from direct X-ray exposure. CT Fluoroscopy provides real-time guidance for interventional procedures (up to eight frames per second). Exposure time and dose displays keep the interventional radiologist aware of exposure levels throughout the procedure while viewing a single-fused image. All of the Philips CT interventional packages are available with cart or ceiling-mounted display monitors and can be configured on new or previously installed Brilliance iCT scanners.Also on display at Philips’ booth was its interventional vascular X-ray systems. For new and existing customers, the Allura Xper FD20 combines a range of interventional tools and seamless multimodality cath lab integration. It also offers a balance between image quality and low X-ray dose during lengthy procedures.The Allura Xper system has advanced optional tools to support image-guided procedures. The MR/CT Roadmap feature allows clinicians to synchronize live fluoroscopy with previously acquired MRA/CTA datasets. This can help reduce contrast media use and X-ray dose, compared to standard 2D or 3D navigation. XperGuide can also overlay live fluoroscopy on MR/CT images for needle image guidance. Ultrasound access and use is also improved with the launch of the integrated CX50 system, combining good image quality with full data, user interface and video integration. With the CX50’s portability, physicians in the cath lab can control the CX50 from the Allura Xper FD tableside module, and view images directly on interventional exam room monitors.Philips also introduced DoseAware, delivering real-time visualization, display and tracking of clinical staff X-ray dose to help healthcare professionals manage their exposure on the spot. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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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 Related Content 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 | 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 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