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Former US President Clinton appointed UN special envoy for HaitiFormer US President Clinton appointed UN special envoy for Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Bill Clinton as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, building on the former United States President’s extensive engagement with the Caribbean nation.“I am confident that President Clinton will bring energy, dynamism and focus to the task of mobilizing international support for Haiti’s economic recovery and reconstruction,” said Mr. Ban.According to a news release, the appointment builds on Mr. Clinton’s extensive engagement with Haiti, while serving in the White House, and most recently, through his Call to Action on Haiti at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2008. The Secretary-General and Mr. Clinton joined forces to help Haiti when they visited the country in March to raise awareness of efforts to help its people and Government bolster their economic security. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, suffered a string of severe setbacks last year, and was deeply affected by the rise in global food and oil prices. In addition, the country was devastated by four successive storms in as many weeks, leaving 800 people dead and another one million either homeless or badly affected.“It is an honour to accept the Secretary General’s invitation to become Special Envoy to Haiti,” said Mr. Clinton. “Last year’s natural disasters took a great toll, but Haiti’s Government and people have the determination and ability to ‘build back better,’ not just to repair the damage done but to lay the foundations for the long term sustainable development that has eluded them for so long.”As Special Envoy, he will support the efforts of the Haitian authorities to jumpstart sustainable social and economic development. He will focus attention on the importance of new partnerships and efforts among the private sector, civil society, and donors, as well as strengthen local capacity, and create a more stable and prosperous future for the children of Haiti. “I believe Haiti is better positioned to make progress for all its people than at any time since I first visited in 1978,” Mr. Clinton added. “It offers unique opportunities for public and private investment to improve health and education in ways that will be good for Haitians and all their partners in our interdependent world.”Mr. Clinton is no stranger to the UN, having previously served as the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. 19 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Bill Clinton as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, building on the former United States President’s extensive engagement with the Caribbean nation. read more

NBA Free Agency Diary Did The Sixers Lose Jimmy Butler And …NBA Free Agency Diary Did The Sixers Lose Jimmy Butler And …

Tobias Harris001615233+1.0-0.4+0.6 Jonathon Simmons01540019-2.2-1.4-3.5 The Sixers are still very good — if not better!Projected opening-night depth chart for the 2019-20 Philadelphia 76ers, based on CARMELO plus/minus ratings PLAYERPGSGSFPFCTOTALOFF. +/-DEF. +/-TOT. +/- Team total Jonah Bolden00011011-1.3+1.0-0.3 Zhaire Smith020002-0.9-1.0-1.9 According to our CARMELO player projections (as run through our depth-chart algorithm), this configuration of the Sixers is actually roughly as good the version Philly was running out late in the regular season. It projects for a very good offensive efficiency (+2.0 points better than average) and an elite defense (+5.1) thanks largely to the addition of Horford.Add it up, and the Sixers’ resulting CARMELO rating (1686) is one of the best in the league, roughly equivalent to that of a 59-win team. With the Warriors diminished and some of the buzzier Eastern Conference teams of the summer still having big question marks (the Nets, for instance, might not live up to the hype in the short term with Kevin Durant injured all season), Philadelphia may have managed to successfully navigate a treacherous offseason and set itself up for a legitimate chance in what should be a wide-open NBA title hunt next year. Joel Embiid00003434+1.9+4.1+6.0 EXPECTED MINUTES PER GAMEPLAYER RATING The Philadelphia 76ers went into the NBA’s free-agency blitz with an eye on keeping together as much as possible of last season’s 51-win outfit (which took the eventual champion Raptors to seven games in the playoffs), including potentially re-signing free agents Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick, plus working out an extension for Ben Simmons.That didn’t quite all come together for GM Elton Brand on Sunday — but maybe his team came out ahead on the other side. Redick is gone; Butler was traded. But Harris and Simmons signed new deals, Al Horford was added, and the Butler deal brought an intriguing package of talent headlined by ex-Heat guard Josh Richardson. The resulting team looks … actually really good? Mike Scott00106016-1.6-1.0-2.6 Expected wins58.8 Josh Richardson132020035+0.6+0.3+0.9 Marial Shayok042006-1.8-1.2-3.0 240+2.0+5.1+7.1 Ben Simmons33400037+2.2+1.7+3.9 Replacement-level PG200002-0.7-1.0-1.7 Matisse Thybulle03140017-1.7+1.0-0.7 Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. CARMELO team rating1686 Al Horford000161228+0.7+2.5+3.2 read more

British Telecom sues Google for patent infringement across all its servicesBritish Telecom sues Google for patent infringement across all its services

first_imgBritish Telecom (BT), the London-based telecommunications company, has filed a lawsuit against Google that claims infringement of 6 patents. This is a big deal for both companies as the lawsuit lists just about every major service Google offers as well as Android as the products that infringe these patents.The patents in question are:6,151,309 – Service provision system for communications networks6,169,515 – Navigation information system6,397,040 – Telecommunications apparatus and method6,578,079 – Communications node for providing network based information service6,650,284 – Information system6,826,598 – Storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices.As you can see from the list above, these are very general and broad patents. It is therefore unsurprising to find BT claiming the infringement by Google is across many of its services and products. Listed in the complaint are the following Google properties:Google MapsGoogle Maps NavigationAndroidAndroid MarketGoogle SearchGoogle PlacesGoogle OffersGoogle+Google BooksGoogle MusicGoogle DocsGmailBT filed its complaint on Thursday and is seeking damages for deliberate infringement. It wants an injunction against Google and therefore all the service that infringe. If such an injunction was allowed it would pretty much take Google offline, but I can’t see that happening.The complaint also suggests BT has been attempting to get Google to pay license fees, but clearly that didn’t work otherwise the lawsuit would never have been filed.Google certainly has the money to fight this lawsuit, but BT must feel quite confident to start what is inevitably going to be quite an expensive battle in the courts.More at FOSS Patentslast_img read more

Mozilla Firefox 12 et 13 le plein de nouveautésMozilla Firefox 12 et 13 le plein de nouveautés

first_imgMozilla Firefox 12 et 13 : le plein de nouveautésLa 12e mouture de Firefox est disponible au téléchargement dans sa version finale. Elle apporte quelques améliorations, mais se fait déjà voler la vedette par la bêta de Firefox 13 et ses nouvelles pages d’accueil et de son nouvel onglet.Mozilla ne perd pas de temps ! Un mois seulement après la livraison de la onzième version du navigateur, la fondation a mis en ligne la mouture définitive de Firefox 12, mais aussi la bêta de Firefox 13.La douzième mouture du navigateur corrige 85 failles de sécurité, et enrichit Firefox de plusieurs améliorations. Parmi elles, l’automatisation des mises à jours, qui vise àlimiter le déclenchement du contrôle du compte de l’utilisateur (UAC). Le navigateur affiche en outre les résultats de recherche au centre de la page, pour une lecture plus facile. L’affichage du code source pour les développeurs a lui aussi été amélioré, avec une numérotation des lignes et la prise en charge des propriétés CSS column-fill et text-align-last notamment, tandis que la technologie HTML5 est mieux intégrée.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais Firefox 12 à peine achevé, Mozilla a déjà bien avancé dans le développement de son successeur. La treizième version du navigateur est disponible en version bêta. Une mouture qui annonce cette fois des changements plus visibles. La page d’accueil du navigateur a en effet été repensée. Sous le champ de recherche Google apparaissent de nouvelles icônes menant vers diverses fonctions : téléchargements, marque-pages, historique, modules, Sync et paramètres. A droite de l’écran, une autre icône, plus grosse, permet de restaurer la dernière session.La page Nouvel Onglet a elle aussi été modifiée. Elle affiche un mélange de neuf vignettes de sites récemment visités et des sites les plus souvent utilisés. Cette page peut être modifiée en faisant glisser les vignettes pour les réorganiser, ou en supprimant un site pour en épingler un autre.Enfin pour les développeurs, la nouvelle mouture de Firefox s’enrichit du support du protocole SPDY, qui vise à accélérer l’affichage des pages web. Les divers outils qui leur sont destinés ont également été optimisés. 72 améliorations sont au total annoncées.Le 27 avril 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Web 20 How to Get What You Dont Pay ForWeb 20 How to Get What You Dont Pay For

first_imgLet me take you on a journey back in time… It’s the late 1990s. I’m sporting my best mullet and stone-washed jeans and working at a b-to-b technology magazine, which has just launched a “Web site” on this thing called an “Internet.” The publication is run by forward-thinking suits, who decide in their ultimate wisdom to add bulletin boards to their shiny new online property, where folks can exchange pleasantries “in cyberspace.” So they commission a company to build and add the bulletin boards to the site at huge expense.Almost no one uses the message boards, but more importantly, one of the more geeky employees points out shortly thereafter that a better bulletin board is available as Linux software, at a cost of no dollars (and two years after that, the magazine is shut down… coincidence?).Of course, no-one in b-to-b publishing could make such a dumbass mistake today, right? Wrong. Every day in every part of our industry b-to-b publishers throw good money away signing long-term contracts that lock them into overpaying for technology that is available to the canny shopper either free, or for pennies on the dollar. Worse still, many of these contracts lock them into proprietary services, which make it difficult and hugely expensive to switch providers.Deals A’ Plenty But don’t take my word for it; let’s look at some real-world examples. A former colleague of mine, R. Scott Raynovich, is currently starting a Web business, raynoreport.com, comprising ad-supported blogs and paid research. The site will feature message boards, e-commerce, and a bunch of other Web 2.0 mumbo jumbo. The cost to launch this business? $600 for two years of hosting on godaddy.com, plus $2,000 in programming development work. This is a good deal—working out to just $3.56 a day. (How does that compare to the cost of running your Web 2.0 enabled e-commerce friendly site, hmmmm?)I recently negotiated a deal with a paid search company for a large publisher. After the usual va-et-vient we agreed on a price of 5 cents per click-through with the provider. It subsequently transpired that a different part of the same publisher was paying 80 cents per click-through for the same service. Oops!There are three reasons why there are deals a’plenty to be had at the moment. First, the recession. Second, VCs with deep pockets and shallow IQs are funding many of the Web startups and are prepared to paper over losses in the hope that their investment will be the last man standing. Third, Google has more money than sense. Recent analysis by Internet Evolution, a Web site I founded, indicates Google is losing about $1.6 million a day on YouTube. And at Internet Evolution we’re taking advantage of Google’s largesse by using YouTube to enable video messaging on our site—for free. There’s no reason why other b-to-b publishers shouldn’t do the same.How To Keep From Getting BurnedTraditionally the argument for going with a more expensive service is that you get what you pay for. This is often not true. Take customer service—in my experience I’ve found that it tends to dissolve faster than an Alka-Seltzer once you ink a contract with any Web service provider. Talking of contracts, here’s another word of advice: NEVER sign a contract of more than one year with any provider of any Internet service. Things like Web hosting, e-commerce, and content management are infrastructure, and the rule of thumb is that all Internet infrastructure is getting cheaper over time. Locking in a price today makes no sense.Before signing with any service provider find out how easy it will be to extricate yourself should things go pear-shaped. Hosting companies and content management companies add a bunch of proprietary “stuff” on the backend, which makes it incredibly difficult and time consuming to extract your data should you have a falling out with them. This explains why the average cost of switching content management systems is $250,000, or enough to keep raynoreport.com going for 187 years.For b-to-b publishers the game today isn’t “The Price is Right,” or even “Let’s Make a Deal.” In a world where Google has virtually limitless money and VCs have an inexhaustible supply of stupid, publishers with money to spend on Web services hold all of the power. Half price? How about “no price”—at least for the first six months. Baker’s dozen? Make that a two-for-one and you’ll think about it.Steve Saunders is an independent media consultant and the founderof Internet Evolution.last_img read more

35 booked in drunken drive check in Hyderabad35 booked in drunken drive check in Hyderabad

first_imgThe Traffic police have registered 35 cases against those for driving in the intoxicated state during the weekend drunken drive checking conducted at Jubilee Hills on Friday night. The police intercepted the vehiclists at the Neeru’s Jubilee Hills and conducted the checking. Around 11 cars, 24 bikes were seized. The seized vehicles were taken to the police station. On July 7, 2019, a private travels bus driver was arrested for driving the vehicle in an inebriated state. The Cyberabad police who were inspecting the vehicles at Puppalaguda toll gate stopped the bus while it was heading to Kandukur with 50 passengers on board.last_img

Meet the Black Candidates in the 40th DistrictMeet the Black Candidates in the 40th District

first_imgAnees Abdul-RahimAbdul-Rahim’s Facebook page lists him as founder and director of the Al Tawhid Counseling Network. He attended the HBCU, Lincoln University in Pa., and graduated from Essex Community College in Maryland. Nick MosbyMosby served on the Baltimore City Council from 2010 to 2016. He was appointed by Mayor Catherine Pugh to his current 40th District Delegate seat once occupied by Barbara Robinson (who moved on to the Maryland Senate), when Pugh’s previous appointee Gary Brown Jr., was indicted on campaign finance violations. Mosby ran unsuccessfully to be Baltimore mayor in 2016. He is a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Tuskegee Institute, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is married to Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Melissa WellsWells, a longtime community advocate in the 40th, is a labor leader, who is a member of the Baltimore Washington Building Trades Unions. She is a financial security specialist. Frank M. Conaway, Jr.Conaway was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing the 40th in 2006. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and in 2014, he was the first Maryland legislator to sponsor a bill to require body-worn cameras for police officers. Conaway holds a B.A. degree in business administration from Sojourner-Douglass College. He produced dozens of controversial YouTube videos on subjects ranging from the Book of Revelations, to Rubik’s Cube, and peddled several of his books, allegedly using the mailroom of Baltimore’s Municipal Post Office. He resigned from that job in 2014 and the videos were taken down. He is a member of the Conaway political family. Sarah MatthewsMatthews, a native of the South side of Chicago, has established herself as a neighborhood activist in Bolton Hill. She is a former member of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. She has run unsuccessfully for several Baltimore elected offices over the years. Timothy MercerMercer, a contractor has run unsuccessfully for multiple Baltimore elected offices.center_img Latia HopkinsHopkins is a political organizer, who has worked on several Democratic campaigns around the state. She is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Western Maryland, where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, and Law and Society, as well as a Masters degree in Education. She is the Mid-Atlantic regional director for Young Democrats of America. Terrell Boston-SmithBoston-Smith began working as youth community organizer when he was a student at Baltimore City College High School. He pursued higher education as an undergrad at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and graduate student at Baruch College, City University of New York. He served as campaign manager for Del. Cory McCray’s successful run for the 45th House of Delegates seat and was political director for Brian Frosh’s successful campaign for Maryland Attorney General. He is a member of the Boston political family of Baltimore. By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comLarge swaths of the 40th Legislative District of Baltimore City are plagued by poverty and violence (both epicenters of the 2015 uprising, Mondawmin and Penn North are in the 40th). However, it is also the home of venerable Druid Hill Park, four institutions of higher education (Coppin State University, Baltimore City Community College, the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Maryland at Baltimore), some of the most aesthetically beautiful neighborhoods in the city, as well as some of the most historically significant Black communities. Here is the most complete list available of Black candidates vying for the three seats to represent the 40th in the Maryland House of Delegates. All the candidates are Democrats.Clockwise from top left: Frank Conaway Jr.; Nick Mosby; Westley West; Melissa Wells; Latia Hopkins; Timothy Mercer; Anees Abdul-Rahim; Terrell Boston Smith. (Courtesy Photo) Westley WestWest, is Pastor of Faith Empowered Ministries, at 1900 Walbrook Ave., in West Baltimore. He gained some notoriety as an activist during the uprising of 2015.He ran unsuccessfully for Baltimore City Council in 2016.last_img read more

NASAs Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to touch the sunNASAs Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to touch the sun

first_imgNASA’s ambitious mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before is set to launch in the small hours between Friday and Saturday — at 3:33 AM Eastern from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to be precise. The Parker Solar Probe, after a handful of gravity assists and preliminary orbits, will enter a stable orbit around the enormous nuclear fireball that gives us all life and sample its radiation from less than 4 million miles away. Believe me, you don’t want to get much closer than that.If you’re up late tonight (technically tomorrow morning), you can watch the launch live on NASA’s stream.This is the first mission named after a living researcher, in this case Eugene Parker, who in the ’50s made a number of proposals and theories about the way that stars give off energy. He’s the guy who gave us solar wind, and his research was hugely influential in the study of the sun and other stars — but it’s only now that some of his hypotheses can be tested directly. (Parker himself visited the craft during its construction, and will be at the launch. No doubt he is immensely proud and excited about this whole situation.)“Directly” means going as close to the sun as technology allows — which leads us to the PSP’s first major innovation: its heat shield, or thermal protection system.There’s one good thing to be said for the heat near the sun: it’s a dry heat. Because there’s no water vapor or gases in space to heat up, find some shade and you’ll be quite comfortable. So the probe is essentially carrying the most heavy-duty parasol ever created.It’s a sort of carbon sandwich, with superheated carbon composite on the outside and a carbon foam core. All together it’s less than a foot thick, but it reduces the temperature the probe’s instruments are subjected to from 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 — actually cooler than it is in much of the U.S. right now.Go on – it’s quite cool.The car-sized Parker will orbit the sun and constantly rotate itself so the heat shield is facing inward and blocking the brunt of the solar radiation. The instruments mostly sit behind it in a big insulated bundle.And such instruments! There are three major experiments or instrument sets on the probe.WISPR (Wide-Field Imager for Parker Solar Probe) is a pair of wide-field telescopes that will watch and image the structure of the corona and solar wind. This is the kind of observation we’ve made before — but never from up close. We generally are seeing these phenomena from the neighborhood of the Earth, nearly 100 million miles away. You can imagine that cutting out 90 million miles of cosmic dust, interfering radiation and other nuisances will produce an amazingly clear picture.SWEAP (Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons investigation) looks out to the side of the craft to watch the flows of electrons as they are affected by solar wind and other factors. And on the front is the Solar Probe Cup (I suspect this is a reference to the Ray Bradbury story, “Golden Apples of the Sun”), which is exposed to the full strength of the sun’s radiation; a tiny opening allows charged particles in, and by tracking how they pass through a series of charged windows, they can sort them by type and energy.FIELDS is another that gets the full heat of the sun. Its antennas are the ones sticking out from the sides — they need to in order to directly sample the electric field surrounding the craft. A set of “fluxgate magnetometers,” clearly a made-up name, measure the magnetic field at an incredibly high rate: two million samples per second.They’re all powered by solar panels, which seems obvious, but actually it’s a difficult proposition to keep the panels from overloading that close to the sun. They hide behind the shield and just peek out at an oblique angle, so only a fraction of the radiation hits them.Even then, they’ll get so hot that the team needed to implement the first-ever active water cooling system on a spacecraft. Water is pumped through the cells and back behind the shield, where it is cooled by, well, space.The probe’s mission profile is a complicated one. After escaping the clutches of the Earth, it will swing by Venus, not to get a gravity boost, but “almost like doing a little handbrake turn,” as one official described it. It slows it down and sends it closer to the sun — and it’ll do that seven more times, each time bringing it closer and closer to the sun’s surface, ultimately arriving in a stable orbit 3.83 million miles above the surface — that’s 95 percent of the way from the Earth to the sun.On the way it will hit a top speed of 430,000 miles per hour, which will make it the fastest spacecraft ever launched.[embedded content]Parker will make 24 total passes through the corona, and during these times communication with Earth may be interrupted or impractical. If a solar cell is overheating, do you want to wait 20 minutes for a decision from NASA on whether to pull it back? No. This close to the sun even a slight miscalculation results in the reduction of the probe to a cinder, so the team has imbued it with more than the usual autonomy.It’s covered in sensors in addition to its instruments, and an onboard AI will be empowered to make decisions to rectify anomalies. That sounds worryingly like a HAL 9000 situation, but there are no humans on board to kill, so it’s probably okay.The mission is scheduled to last seven years, after which time the fuel used to correct the craft’s orbit and orientation is expected to run out. At that point it will continue as long as it can before drift causes it to break apart and, one rather hopes, become part of the sun’s corona itself.The Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch early Saturday morning, and we’ll update this post when it takes off successfully or, as is possible, is delayed until a later date in the launch window.last_img read more

Ive got to pay a £100 fine for a £13 fare AngryIve got to pay a £100 fine for a £13 fare Angry

first_img Video will play in  The car park at Grindley Hill Court, in Hartshill He said: “A taxi was ordered to Grindley Court, which is a residential area of the hospital. A doctor and her husband were moving house and wanted the minibus as they had a lot of bags. “I parked by their door and they were bringing a lot of stuff out of the house. I could see it was a permit holder-only area but there was no specific sign that explained what to do if you are picking someone up from there. “They had about 30 bags and cardboard boxes. She had been working the night before and looked really tired and was still putting stuff in bags when I got there. So the only thing I did was wait patiently and told her not to stress out and take her time because I didn’t know about the camera. Read MoreParking charges to INCREASE at Royal Stoke University Hospital (and here’s what you’ll be paying)   “If I had known I would get a ticket I would have told them to get the bags ready and I would have gone back and picked them up. After a few weeks I received a £100 fine saying I’d parked in the residents’-only bay illegally. “The ticket has a photo of my vehicle which is clearly a Roseville taxi and it is full with bags and boxes in the window.”  Operator ParkingEye has rejected Naseer’s appeal.  The car park at Grindley Hill Court, in Hartshill ParkingEye is standing by its decision. A ParkingEye spokesman said: “The motorist used the car park without registering for a visitor permit. As the signage states, all visitors are required to enter their vehicle registration number into the terminal to obtain a permit to park on site.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailCabbie Naseer Ahmed has told how he landed a £100 parking fine – as he helped a hospital doctor move house. The 51-year-old parked in a residents’-only bay for 40 minutes as his Renault Traffic minibus was packed up with bags and cardboard boxes. But the Roseville taxi driver landed the fine because he had failed to get a visitors’ permit to park at Grindley Hill Court, in Hartshill. Now the father-of-three has slammed the parking arrangements after failing to overturn his penalty. Naseer, of Melrose Avenue, Westlands, says he did not see any signs which required him to register his vehicle and was told by his customer that he was OK to park there. Watch Next Police search for missing woman Watch again Driver named following fatal collision Share this video Video Loading Video Unavailable The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com “I was working there and I do not understand what type of evidence they need. You can see it’s a taxi, there’s no justification for the fine and they are putting people in a vulnerable situation. It will cost me more to go to court than to pay the fine. “The fare was only £13, but because I helped the customer she gave me £30, but now I’ve got to pay a £100 fine and on that day I didn’t even make £100. I work to make a living, not to lose money. I’d gone out of my way to help someone and it’s unfair.” Click for Sound Click to playTap to play The car park at Grindley Hill Court, in Hartshill He added: “I am completely shocked. ParkingEye has said I have not given enough evidence to discard the fine. But I have sent them the booking reference, the email from the customer and the route I took. When we’ve had issues like this before, this is what we send and it usually gets sorted. Punter found hiding in bushes Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

If you do not comply you will be finedIf you do not comply you will be fined

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? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite An uThukela employee paid a visit to the Ladysmith Gazette on Friday after numerous complaints about an overflowing drain at the Game / Kingsgate shopping centre.The uThukela worker explained that when a previous complaint came in about the blocked drain, they went out and replaced one of the pipes. Then they had to go back a second time to unblock the drain.The man said this is because fast food outlets that deal with chicken throw the skin and fat down the drain. These companies have been warned not to do this, but they continue to do it nevertheless, which results in drains getting blocked.  This in turn forces dirty water to push up through manholes.A warning has now been issued that if a company is caught throwing discarded chicken cut-offs down the drain, they will be fined.last_img read more

This Insane Holiday Deal Offers a GoPro Action Camera for as LittleThis Insane Holiday Deal Offers a GoPro Action Camera for as Little

first_imgAre you all about ruling the outdoors and recording insane videos? Then you need a GoPro. But wait, you need one for an extremely low price too. How about $69.99? Let’s talk further.DJI and GoPro are the ‘Apple’ of their respective niches. They churn out some of the best products out there including camera. But we all know GoPro is where the party’s at if you’re willing to invest in an action camera.Today, and for a limited time only, you can be a proud owner of a GoPro action camera by just spending $69.99. How is this possible? Because all these models are certified refurbished, meaning that they’ve been restored to their as-new condition, and perform exactly like a brand new unit. Needless to say that you don’t have to worry about these cameras giving up on you because they simply won’t.There are a total of three cameras on sale, including the GoPro HERO Session, GoPro HERO and the GoPro HERO3+. Personally I will highly recommend going for the HERO3+ since it’s the best out of the three and it records everything in 4K. But, if size is your priority and you need something which you can tuck away easily, then the HERO Session is an absolute no-brainer to buy. It’s extremely small, lightweight, and you can do endless things with it if you’re creative enough.Hit the links below and pick up a GoPro for as little as $69.99.Buy GoPro HERO Session Action Camera – Was $115, Now just $79.99Buy GoPro HERO Action Camera – Was $113, Now just $69.99Buy GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition 4K Action Camera – Was $140, Now just $99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content March 4, 2015 — More than any other debate about overdiagnosis, the discussion of breast cancer has spilt from the pages of the specialist medical press into the public domain, argues a public health expert in The BMJ this week.In 2012, prompted by increasing debate about overdiagnosis, an independent United Kingdom panel estimated that about 19 percent of breast cancers diagnosed among women invited to mammogram screening were in fact overdiagnosed (they would have been harmless). But other estimates have been higher (up to 50 percent) or lower (less than 5 percent).Achieving consensus seems unlikely in the short term but resolution should be a high priority so that women can be given objective, balanced and uncontested information, writes Alexandra Barratt, Ph.D., MPH, professor of public health at the University of Sydney.This article is part of a series on overdiagnosis looking at the risks and harms to patients of expanding definitions of disease and increasing use of new diagnostic technologies.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Early trials reported that screening reduced the risk of dying from breast cancer by around 30 percent in women over 50 and led to publicly funded mammography screening programs in many countries in the 1980s and 90s.Although this has led to large increases in detection of early breast cancer, rates of advanced cancer have declined only slightly or remained relatively stable, suggesting that mammography screening is detecting low risk or non-progressing breast cancer that would never have become life-threatening.In the NHS screening program, 99 percent of women with screen-detected breast cancer undergo surgery, and around 70 percent also have radiotherapy and hormone therapy. If around 20 percent of these breast cancers are overdiagnosed, then about 20 percent of these women are undergoing treatments to “cure” a disease which they would never had had without screening, explains Barratt.She also argues to think twice before introducing new breast imaging technologies, such as tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) or extending screening to older and younger women, until incremental net benefit to women has been demonstrated in high-quality studies.Changing screening policy “should be based on demonstrated ability to achieve equivalent benefit to harm ratios and not on the assumption that increased detection will achieve a net benefit.”Lastly, she calls for more balanced information for women and says participation targets should not be set and should not be regarded as a marker of health service quality.”Breast cancer research has led the way in developing awareness of the potential harms of overdiagnosis and overtreatment among asymptomatic people who participate in cancer screening programs,” concludes Barratt. “Increasing awareness and understanding of overdiagnosis in relation to the early detection of lung and thyroid cancers, as well as breast and prostate cancers, is needed and should be prioritized in public communication initiatives.”For more information: www.bmj.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… 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 Feature | March 04, 2015 Greater Consensus Needed on Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Very different estimates are blocking effective communication about breast cancer overdiagnosis, says expert News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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