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Joe Biden To Address Inaugural Concordia Europe Summit In Athens

first_imgConcordia, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that builds partnerships for social impact, will welcome former Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and leader of the new Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, Joe Biden, to address the inaugural Concordia Europe Summit in Athens, Greece on June 6-7, 2017.The Summit will also feature addresses from Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and Non-Executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.As its first major European event, the Concordia Europe Summit is an important convening of over 400 leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that will provide attendees with an opportunity to participate in meaningful discussions on how public-private partnerships can address pressing issues facing the continent and beyond, including the mounting refugee crisis, the future of the European Union, and regional investment in achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Concordia Co-Founders, Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift commented, “Building meaningful partnerships at the intersection of business and government in and around Europe is key to ensuring that the global community at large remains on a steady path to achieving the SDGs, sustainable solutions for refugees, and opportunities for investment. We are honored that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will lend their leadership as we come together to identify solutions for a more prosperous Europe.”Additional information about the inaugural Concordia Europe Summit including the livestream and Day of Engagement can be found on the event website here.last_img read more

Parents waiting for word on school strikes

Parents of public school students across Ontario are playing a waiting game this afternoon… waiting to hear if their teachers will go on strike.The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will release details of their job action plan some time tomorrow. The union says it has not confirmed whether it will strike or do work-to-rule job action. More than 800,000 students could be affected. Interim Progressive Conservative leader Jim Wilson is criticizing the Liberals for their lack of involvement in the ongoing negotiations. “Yesterday when talking about negotiations, you said you saw a light at the end of the tunnel.”“Minister, I have news for you: that light was the train that is coming at you and that is going to wreck. So when are you going to get serious about negotiations before you wreck the school year for children?”Education minister Liz Sandals responded: “They have not informed us offically, they have not informed the boards officially as to whether it will be a work to rule or whether it will be a full withdrawal of services.”“I know that boards across the province have been sending out notices for parents and saying something is going to happen. I would encourage the union to get on with informing parents what will happen on Monday.”Teachers with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation are already off the job in Peel, Durham and Sudbury, affecting 70,000 students. read more

Angolan refugees in Zambia have final chance under UN programme

The first group of 45 refugees went in a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) convoy by road to Ndola airport on Tuesday before being airlifted to Angola. Both UNHCR and the Zambian Government emphasized that the exercise will close in December, ending the organized voluntary repatriation of Angolan refugees from Zambia. With only two to three months left before the start of the rainy season, UNHCR has begun road repairs on camp access roads and transit centres. An information campaign is being conducted in all camps to stress to refugees that this is their last opportunity to be assisted under organized repatriation. Surveys undertaken in several camps in May indicated that some 14,400 refugees wished to return to Angola this year. Since the voluntary repatriation from Zambia started in 2003, more than 63,300 Angolan refugees have been repatriated from refugee settlements in Zambia to Angola. An estimated 29,000 Angolan refugees remain in camps and settlements in Zambia. read more

Tech savvy jobs of today can disappear but jobs in sales and

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 26, 2013 4:05 am MDT Tech savvy jobs of today can disappear but jobs in sales and finance remain MONTREAL – Jobs for tech savvy social media experts will be as obsolete in 10 years as for more traditional occupations such as taxi dispatcher and toll booth operator, according to a new study released Tuesday by online employment site Workopolis.The study predicts that in their own ways social media experts will become a much a victim of advancing technology as many other occupations.That is because today’s youngsters are already immersed in platforms such as Twitter and Facebook and so will enter the job market familiar with social media.“People will need to be even more literate with social media just to get in the door and it will no longer be something that absolutely differentiates folks,” said Tara Talbot, vice-president of human resources at Workopolis.The study, by the Workopolis research team, also projects that taxi drivers will be increasingly hailed by an app on a smartphone rather than getting calls through a dispatcher and that toll booths will “spit out” exact change making operators unnecessary.Same thing with retail cashiers, increasingly being out of work by self-serve checkouts.Demand for couriers, people greeters and photo lab employees still exist, but are among the fastest declining jobs on Workopolis.But jobs that secure money and sell products are still in demand, despite technology.“At the end of the day, people still like to buy from people,” Talbot said. “At an individual and corporate level, there’s a lot more attention on financial security and getting yourself sorted.”Financial advisers, financial services representatives and sales representatives are among the site’s fastest-growing professions, according to the latest study. So are payroll specialists, social workers, consultants and loss prevention investigators.Meanwhile, a separate study — based on a survey of 2,500 Canadians between Nov. 1 and Nov. 11 — found that Canadians were feeling a bit more optimistic about their careers, with 50 per cent of respondents saying the believe the will have a harder time finding employment in 2014. While that may seem high, it was down from 58 per cent earlier.For job seekers getting out their resumes, Talbot said they should highlight key skills they would bring to a job and their past employment achievements while avoiding excessive detail.“If there’s too much there, people just shut down and move on,” she said.Among skills being sought in the workplace are the ability to analyze data, speak more than one language and proficiency with mobile apps. Forget mentioning things like familiarity with fax machines and word processing, which Talbot called dated skills. read more

For virtual reality makers a new version of an old struggle

by Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press Posted May 5, 2016 3:02 pm MDT Last Updated May 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, a video game enthusiast experiences the Playstation VR virtual reality headset with the game “The London Heist” at the Taipei Game Show 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive medium. It’s now possible to play titles that were intended to only be used with the Oculus Rift system on an entirely different VR headset. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File) For virtual reality makers, a new version of an old struggle LOS ANGELES, Calif. – When it comes to virtual reality, how exclusive is exclusive?After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically and culturally establish the immersive medium. It’s now possible to play titles that were intended to only be used with the Oculus Rift system on an entirely different VR headset.In less than four weeks after the March 28 launch of the $600 system, cunning amateur coders figured out how to unlock the cartoony platforming game “Lucky’s Tale” and VR vignette collection “Oculus Dreamdeck” for the HTC Vive, an $800 competing VR system released April 5 by smartphone maker HTC and gaming company Valve, which operates online marketplace Steam.And in recent weeks, additional “only on Oculus” content has been cracked.For now, the reverse isn’t an issue for HTC and Valve, whose online hub is headset agnostic, meaning content purchased from Steam can be used for the Vive or Rift. However, titles from the Oculus Home online store are meant to only work with the Rift system, although neither Oculus nor HTC restrict developers from selling content elsewhere.It’s another blow to Oculus, the Facebook-backed VR pioneer that’s struggled to fulfil the promise of high-fidelity VR in consumers’ homes and faced questions over its privacy policies. While most VR developers are designing for as many systems as possible, several are initially releasing titles for either the Rift or Vive, which currently have different control schemes.“We’re focused on the Vive right now because of the ability to create room-scale experiences, but we’re planning to release on every platform available,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, co-founder and CEO at Solfar Studios, which crafted the “Everest VR” simulator. “In these early days, we think it’s important for ‘Everest VR’ to be experienced by as many people as possible.”For decades, video game exclusivity has mostly been restricted to consoles, which are more difficult to crack than PCs. For instance, gamers can only hop into a “Super Mario Bros.” installment on systems created by Nintendo, while the “Uncharted” series is exclusively on PlayStation machines. For gamers with an Xbox, they have the “Halo” franchise to themselves.It’s an on-going conflict known as “the console wars.”Despite the Rift and Vive both requiring high-powered PCs to operate and providing similar windows into 360-degreee virtual worlds, they currently have different approaches to VR. The Vive’s sensors and wand-shaped controllers offer VR across a room, while the Rift only works seated with a traditional gamepad, until Oculus releases its Touch controllers later this year.Sony will enter the marketplace in October with the comparable PlayStation VR system. The difference? Unlike the Rift and Vive, PS VR will cost $400 and only work in tandem with a PlayStation 4 console. It’ll also arrive with many more exclusive titles, including the robot battle game “RIGS: Mechanized Combat League” and a VR rendition of “Star Wars: Battlefront.”“We think content is king,” said Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America. “We have six months not only to educate consumers about VR but also make sure we have a robust line-up when we launch in October. I think we’ll have a nice, healthy line-up when we bring PS VR to market. It’s so important to have all the software there.”By the end of 2016, all three major VR systems are slated to essentially feature the same functionality: a headset and a pair of controllers capable of mimicking hands in virtual world. With each operating their own marketplace for VR experiences, it is possible that consumers could see the dawn of “the VR wars,” depending on how Sony, Oculus and HTC tackle content exclusivity.“Are they selling razors or razorblades?” said Chris Curran, chief technologist at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “I think moving forward this is going to be much more about the platform and the marketplace for content than it is about the headset. It’s not unlike smartphone market. At first, that was about the hardware. Now, it’s more about the overall experience.”As with Nintendo’s motion-detecting Wii controllers or touchscreen Wii U Gamepad, it’s possible the next iteration of VR systems could mean that developers will have to specifically build content for those input devices. From VR treadmills to VR gloves, many peripheral aficionados have already constructed prototypes that could make the medium feel more, well, real.“There are so many opportunities to layer onto the headset and hand-tracked controllers,” said Jason Rubin, head of worldwide studios at Oculus. “This is the most likely point for us to be close together. It might be beyond any question that everything is exclusive going forward because developers may be building for devices that aren’t even mirrored by other platforms.”For now, they’re just trying to get goggles onto customers’ faces.___Online:http://www.oculus.comhttp://www.htcvive.com AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at His work can be found at read more

Monkman and Seagull from University Challenge to host own Radio 4 show

first_imgBeloved University Challenge contestants Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull are going to get their own Radio 4 show after attracting fans all over the country.The two were rivals on the show and were the subject of many online videos and jokes.Now they have joined forces to present a new radio show – Monkman and Seagull’s Polymathic Adventure.The two became friends during the BBC series and have been pictured on social media spending time together. #TeamEmma @EmmaCambridge v @WolfsonCam. SEMI-FINAL #UniversityChallenge 8 pm Mon 27 March @BBCTwo #Monkmania #rumbleinthejungle @e_monkman— Bobby Seagull (@Bobby_Seagull) March 20, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The term ‘Monkmania’ was coined to describe the phenomenon.Seagull is a 32-year-old master’s student in education and maths and was on the opposing side at a much-anticipated head-to-head.The student is also at a Cambridge college: Emmanuel.He also attracted many fans on social media. Eric Monkman, a 29-year-old Canadian who was the captain of Wolfson College, Cambridge, managed to get his team to the final.He scored most of his side’s points, and his intellect paired with his amusing facial expressions made him a hit on social media. The two have met since the show and spent time together in Cambridge.Eric Monkman described their relationship this: “Sorry, I lied. How could I have forgotten to mention this guy? Briefly rivals, always friends.” Yes, I wish I could be there as well. Will you be wearing your hat to the ceremony?— Eric Monkman (@e_monkman) July 21, 2017 Sorry, I lied. How could I have forgotten to mention this guy? Briefly rivals, always friends.— Eric Monkman (@e_monkman) April 10, 2017 Their programme will air on BBC Radio 4 on 21 August. To celebrate my upcoming radio show with @Bobby_Seagull, let’s play #QuizWithEric again. We had planets, this time let’s do rivers.— Eric Monkman (@e_monkman) August 3, 2017 The show will explore whether being highly intelligent is actually a useful quality.Listeners can expect discussions on the topic with celebrity guests including  Stephen Fry.last_img read more

Mixed reaction in Ireland to EUCanada deal

first_imgA NEW MULTI-billion euro free trade agreement between the EU and Canada has divided opinion in Ireland.Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed off on the deal this afternoon, with Barroso saying that it could increase trade between the two partners by €26 billion.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton today said that the move was good news for Ireland.“This agreement with Canada is really good news for our exporters. New markets will be opened in Canada and tariffs on nearly all of our exports there will be removed. The deal is good news for the economy and nearly every business sector in Ireland will benefit,” he said.Ireland’s trade with Canada is currently €2.7 billion and has doubled since 206.However, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) sounded a warning about the deal, saying that it could mean more pain than gain for farmers.The ICSA’s beef chairman, Edmond Phelan, said the negatives could outweigh the positives for Irish beef farmers, because the deal allows for up to 40,000 tonnes of Canadian beef and 70,000 tonnes of Canadian pork into EU markets.I am concerned that imports of cheaper Canadian meat have the potential to undermine the price of Irish beef in key export markets within the EU. While there may be some upside in terms of exports, the likelihood is that there will be more pain than gain for Irish farmers.Dublin MEP Paul Murphy was also critical of parts of the deal.“Environmentalists, trade unionists, indigenous community activists and others in Canada and Europe are rightly deeply sceptical to this trade agreement. Like all free trade negotiations conducted by the European Commission, the CETA negotiations have been held in secret and have been driven by Canadian and European multinationals and agribusiness that want market access and access to vital public services so they can profit at the expense of working people.”Read: Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotaslast_img read more

iPhone 5 to sport thinner design quadmode LTE chip

first_imgThough this is the time of year that Apple rumors are focused more on the iPad, iPhone rumors never completely stop. Financial firm Morgan Stanley has weighed in on the next iPhone in a note to investors. It believes that the iPhone 5 will sport a thinner design and have an LTE radio in tow.Though investment analysts are sometimes known to engage in blind guesswork, this forecast was supposedly based off of a recent trip to Asia. Of course Apple’s products are manufactured and assembled in China and other Asian countries, so the following could potentially be based off of legitimate supply chain leaks.Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes that the next iPhone will be thinner. This is hardly surprising, as everyone and their mother is expecting a redesigned iPhone this year. Apple surprised some people by repeating the iPhone 4’s external design with the iPhone 4S, so 2012 will be the year for a refreshed look. This fits with the two-year cycle established by the iPhone 3G and 3GS looking identical, followed by a radical redesign in the iPhone 4.The other big feature bandied about by Huberty was LTE. She mentioned an iPhone 5 with a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that will allow for 3G and LTE access across all networks. In the US, Verizon and AT&T already have LTE networks, and the other iPhone provider, Sprint, will have a young LTE network by the time the new handset launches.The biggest question mark surrounding LTE relates to battery life. Android smartphone manufacturers have yet to make an LTE handset that can easily last a full day on a single charge. Apple is known to be a stickler for user-friendly features like battery life, so it wouldn’t likely launch an LTE iPhone that didn’t have at least (roughly) the same uptime as the iPhone 4S.No release date was mentioned for the iPhone 5, other than “later this year.” It will be interesting to see whether Apple defaults back to the original iPhone release slot (June or July), or if it settles into the iPhone 4S’s October release slot.via Apple Insiderlast_img read more

BlackBerry 10 to feature builtin video editing screen sharing

first_imgRIM recently offered the world a limited peek at what’s coming in BlackBerry 10, but CrackBerry has been abuzz today with images that appear to have leaked out of Waterloo that show off several additional features. Among them: screen sharing during video calls, an integrated video editing app, and a completely redesigned lockscreen with a clever toast notification system.The video editor is the least surprising revelation. Almost a year ago, RIM acquired JayCut — one of the first online video editing apps to hit the web. At the time, RIM noted that the BlackBerry PlayBook’s high-def cameras were crying out for better video capabilities, and a JayCut-based BlackBerry 10 app will certainly provide that.Also on the way in the update is (for the PlayBook, anyways — no current BlackBerry phones will be getting OS 10) is built-in screen sharing. That, when paired with powerful new multiasking features, will allow BlackBerry 10 users to pipe what they’re doing on their phone or tablet to another user during video calls. For business users, this could be one seriously killer feature. Using your phone to conduct a meeting remotely? If the gang in the boardroom has a BlackBerry 10 device on hand, they can use the HDMI port to push your on-screen activities to a projector or HDTV.What’s so interesting about the new notification system? It uses the device’s accelerometer to detect when the phone or tablet has been lifted. When an event triggers a notification, a simple bar appears with an alert. When the device is picked up part way, additional details slide down — like who it is that sent you the message that just arrived. Tipping the screen further causes even more details to spill out: the full text message, or a snippet of an email.Read more at CrackBerry 1, 2, 3last_img read more

At least four injured as tourist bus hits Paris bridge

first_img By AFP Friday 23 Jun 2017, 1:36 PM Short URL 21,287 Views At least four injured as tourist bus hits Paris bridge The Paris fire service said one of the injured was seriously hurt. Image: Shutterstock/muratart Jun 23rd 2017, 1:36 PM Share37 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/muratart 23 Comments A DOUBLE-DECKER tourist bus became stuck under the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris this afternoon, injuring at least four people, firefighters said.The bus crashed into the Alexandre III bridge, a tourist magnet due to its ornate structure and views over the Eiffel Tower and River Seine. The Paris fire service said one of the injured was seriously hurt.The crash came during a large-scale event on the Seine to promote the French capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, with a floating running track installed across the river just next to the bridge.A police source said the bus was not travelling along its usual route, having been diverted because of the Olympic event.The Big Bus Tours company, which offers sightseeing trips around Paris on open-top buses, confirmed to AFP that one of its vehicles had been involved in the accident, without giving further details.© – AFP 2017Read: America says North Korea has tested an engine that could be fitted to a ballistic missile Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Young Greek of the week Alexandra Patrikios

first_imgName: Alexandra Patrikios, Journalism student, 19.Your greatest achievement(s)and how you reached them?A toss up between finishing Year 12 in one piece, and making it through a whole viewing of Georgia Rule without having an aneurism.Goal(s) for the future? Looking to the far horizon, I’d have to say to fill Catherine Deveny’s vacancy on The Age’s backpage. In the comparatively shorter term, it would be to make it home in time to catch Antiques Roadshow.Best moment of your life? The single, elongated moment of a happy, indulged childhood.One word that describes you the best: Curious.Person(s) you most admire and why? My sister, Kel, for making the move from Melbourne to Adelaide. A painful process indeed.Most embarrassing moment? Getting halfway through a verse of ‘Climb Every Mountain’ to an audience of 300 people, in my best ball gown and with an orchestra backing me – only to realize the microphone wasn’t on. If I could say anything to the Greek community… Thank-you!Favourite place to go or hang out at? My dad’s library – it’s like Dumbeldore’s office, all contraptions and books. Just don’t tell him it was me that stained the carpet.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment? To the detriment of my mental health, Justin Bieber’s Baby. Sunrise has a lot to answer for.Favourite Greek food? Baklava. Enough said.I can’t live without… My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Baxter. If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would…Take down Action Man Abbott once and for all by putting blue food-dye in the Parliament pool during his afternoon swim session. Try conducting a press conference looking like an extra from Avatar, Tony! Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lifting up Latino culture literacy at Clark College celebration

first_imgSince the late 1920s, most countries on this planet have celebrated some version of International Children’s Day. Some do it on the first or second weekend in June, or earlier in spring when life is new; others have adopted Nov. 20 as Universal Children’s Day.The United States has never declared any official, ongoing, annual children’s day or holiday, but the American Library Association has adopted Mexico’s annual observance, El Dia del Nino (The Day of the Child, always April 30), as its special day to promote literacy among children of all backgrounds, El Dia del Libro (The Day of the Book).Clark College has adopted the same occasion, for the same reason. On Friday night, it hosts its annual family-friendly “Celebration of My People,” that is, its “Celebracion de Mi Gente: El Dia del Nino/El Dia del Libro.” Free and open to everyone, the event foregrounds Latino culture as well as the value of literacy; it will feature bilingual performances and storytelling, dancing, face painting, environmentally sustainable crafts and delicious snacks. Oswald the Penguin, Clark College’s mascot, will be on hand for photos and visits with children.last_img read more

TT CAL to fill void left by ferries

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, March 13, 2018 – Caribbean Airlines advises that effective March 13, the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has agreed in the interest of customer service, to reduce the hours of closure of the A.N.R. Robinson International Airport to 1.30 a.m. – 5. 45 a.m.Further, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) has advised that there will be no passenger ferry sailings until March 22.  Caribbean Airlines is working closely with the Port Authority to ensure that the 2,922 persons holding confirmed ferry tickets for the initial period March 13-March 22 will be accommodated on Caribbean Airlines services at no additional cost to the passenger.The airline is also finalizing arrangements to obtain an additional aircraft specifically dedicated to the air bridge which will provide 1088 extra seats daily. An update on this will be sent in a separate media release.There is a process in place for customers with confirmed ferry tickets to access air travel, specifically:Travelers with no vehicles, may go direct to the airports and present their confirmed tickets for possible acceptance for travel on Caribbean AirlinesPersons will only be placed on flights for the specific date listed on their confirmed ferry tickePassengers with vehicles must first check in at the Ports and after check-in will be shuttled via PTSC to the Piarco International Airport and the ANR International Airport, at no additional cost.If persons wish to travel on a date that is different to the date on their confirmed ferry ticket, they may go to the Port and change the ferry ticket date there or purchase a Same Day Standby ticket from Caribbean Airlines.Caribbean Airlines thanks all inter-island commuters for adhering to this process to ensure a seamless travel experience and re-affirms its commitment to providing consistent and reliable service to its valued customers.Release: Government of the Republic of Trinidadlast_img read more

Caravan of Central American migrants arrives at USMexico border

first_img Posted: April 25, 2018 Updated: 3:48 PM Caravan of Central American migrants arrives at U.S.-Mexico border 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 SettingsTIJUANA (KUSI) — About 300 migrants, most of them women and children, arrived at a migrant shelter in Tijuana Tuesday afternoon.They are fleeing crime and poverty, but even so, the president says they will be prosecuted.The violence, murderous gangs and crippling poverty have destroyed the security for many mothers and their children while forcing the men into their ranks who are desperate for any means of income.The migrants will sleep in tent shelters in Tijuana before they attempt to surrender at the U.S. Port of Entry.But they have been warned.Seeking asylum in the U.S. under President Trump will not be easy and potentially impossible.On Monday he again lashed out, threatening that failure to stop the caravan could stall the already tense renegotiation of NAFTA.“I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “It’s a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so Naive! WALL”Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on the Central American ‘Caravan’:“DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the ‘caravan’ of individuals headed to our Southern border with the apparent intention of entering the United States illegally. A sovereign nation that cannot – or worse, chooses not – to defend its borders will soon cease to be a sovereign nation. The Trump Administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not.“If members of the ‘caravan’ enter the country illegally, they will be referred for prosecution for illegal entry in accordance with existing law. For those seeking asylum, all individuals may be detained while their claims are adjudicated efficiently and expeditiously, and those found not to have a claim will be promptly removed from the United States.“DHS, in partnership with DOJ, is taking a number of steps to ensure that all cases and claims are adjudicated promptly – including sending additional USCIS asylum officers, ICE attorneys, DOJ Immigration Judges, and DOJ prosecutors to the Southern border.“Again, if you enter the United States illegally, let me be clear: you have broken the law. And we will enforce the law through prosecution of illegal border crossers.“DHS encourages persons with asylum or other similar claims to seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico. While we are committed to doing everything we can on the border to secure our nation, we need Congress to do their job as well. I join the President in asking Congressional leadership to work with the Administration to pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.” April 25, 2018 , Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Rennell Capital Group

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week.  In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Tewksbury’s Rennell Capital Group, LLC.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”last_img read more

Bigg Boss Telugu 3 funny memes Nagarjuna trolled for hugging girls shaking

first_imgNo one :Nagarjuna sir to female contestants #BiggBossTelugu3 #Bigboss3telugu— Super Star Fan (@KosthaBidaa) July 21, 2019 #Nagarjuna sir naughty ???#BiggBossTelugu3— South Indian Cinema (@SouthCinemaOffl) July 21, 2019 Akkineni Nagarjuna on Bigg Boss Telugu 3TwitterHost Akkineni Nagarjuna, who launched Bigg Boss Telugu 3 on Sunday, was trolled for hugging the female contestants and shaking hands with male participants. His funny memes are creating buzz on social media.After Jr NTR and Nani rejected it, the makers of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 approached several popular celebrities with the offer to host the show and finally ended up signing Akkineni Nagarjuna. Jr NTR and Nani were trolled for their nervousness on their opening episodes. All the viewers were eager to see whether Nag would outsmart the two young actors. The senior actor really did it and won their hearts on Sunday.Unlike Jr NTR and Nani, Akkineni Nagarjuna, who earlier hosted Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu 1 and 2, never showed nervousness at the launch of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. He remained matured and cool throughout the opening episode. Many viewers were in love with his performance and they opined that the makers of the show could have roped in for its first and second seasons instead of Jr NTR and Nani.But some viewers did not like Akkineni Nagarjuna’s hosting for one reason. The host was seen asking all the female contestants give me a hug, whereas he shook hands with male participants and sent them inside the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. This became fodder for trolls, who went on mocking him through funny memes and comments on Twitter and other social networking sites.Pavan $h@rm@‏ @saipavandarsiNagarjuna garu lady house mates ite “let’s have a hug and go into the house” male ite “let’s go into the house anta” sooper abba #Manmadhudu2 #BiggBossTelugu3Baba Aaraamdev‏ @Bakth_LaundaNagarjuna to contestants on #BiggBossTelugu3 Girl: Hey, come and give me a hug Boy: Don’t even shake my hand. Get lost Couple: I know your husband is right beside you but still, give me a hugMrs.Pushpa Snigdha‏ @PushpaSnigdhaI think this time a female contestant will win #BiggBossTelugu3 Andulo nu #Manmadhudu host chestuna and even I feel like female contestamts are more famous and well known this time (may be Nagarjuna sir selection) What u guys say❗❓Nagarjuna hugging female contestants be like ??#BiggBossTelugu #BiggBossTelugu3#biggboss3telugu— . (@Miraavel0000) July 21, 2019 First Meme on BiggBoss Telugu 3#Nagarjuna #starmaa #BiggBossTelugu3— BiggBoss Telugu3 (@BTelugu3) July 21, 2019 Nagarjuna – Whenever a contestant enters !#BiggBossTelugu3— usTaaD (@rusthum_) July 21, 2019last_img read more

Asylumseekers win multimillion dollar payout in Australia

first_imgA man walking between tents at Australia`s regional processing centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. AFP file photoDetainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won Aus$70 million ($53 million) in compensation on Wednesday after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm.The settlement, to be shared by 1,905 people held on Manus Island since 2012, averted a public trial against the government and security providers Transfield and G4S.A class action sought damages for alleged suffering due to harsh conditions in which detainees were held.It also called for a payout for false imprisonment after the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled last year that holding asylum-seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional and illegal.Lawyers Slater and Gordon said they believed it was the largest human rights class action settlement in Australian history, with the defendants also agreeing to pay costs of more than Aus$20 million.a”The people detained on Manus Island have endured extremely hostile conditions, but they will no longer suffer in silence,” said Andrew Baker, from the law firm.”While no amount of money could fully recognise the terrible conditions the detainees endured, we hope today’s settlement can begin to provide them with an opportunity to help put this dark chapter of their lives behind them.”The Manus facility opened in 2012 to detain people trying to enter Australia by boat under a tough immigration policy that sends them offshore to be processed.They are blocked from resettling in Australia even if found to be refugees.Conditions in the camp, and another one on Nauru in the Pacific, have been widely criticised by refugee advocates and medical professionals, with reports of widespread abuse, self-harm and mental health issues.Lead plaintiff Majid Kamasaee, an Iranian, welcomed the settlement as an overdue acknowledgement of the suffering he and others endured.”This case is not just about me, it is about every person who has been trapped on Manus Island,” said Kamasaee, who was held there for 11 months”I left my home in Iran in 2013 because of religious persecution and I came to Australia seeking peace, but I was sent to Manus, which was hell.”The way we were treated at the Manus Island detention centre was degrading and cruel.”The government had no immediate response but Slater and Gordon lawyer Rory Walsh told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the agreement was not an admission of liability from Canberra.”It denied it was doing the false imprisoning… the Commonwealth defence was that it was the PNG authorities doing the imprisoning and detaining and not them,” he said.”The denial of liability allows the Commonwealth and the defendants to run those positions in any other cases and maintain that position.”last_img

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10 Plus vs Galaxy Note

first_img Bestseller Bestseller Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Charger Cable for Galaxy Note 9,2Pack Extra Long LG V… $487.00$487.00 DEAL OF THE DAY $10.99$10.99 $11.89$13.99 Related Products Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Close What’s the difference between the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and Galaxy Note 9?  ( Samsung ) Samsung finally unveiled the new Galaxy Note lineup at its Unpacked event on Aug. 7, taking the wraps off the successor to the Galaxy Note 9.While the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are top-of-the-line smartphones in their own rights, the former could be argued as a “downgrade” rather than an upgrade over their predecessor.On that note (pun intended), here’s a breakdown of how each handset differs from one another. (848) ENDS IN (404) USB Cable Type C,10FT 2PACK,Extra Long Braide… $8.99$8.99 Ads by Amazon (516) Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 PlusThe Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus are both powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825, depending on the region. Both run on Android 9 Pie out of the box and sport an under-display fingerprint reader, USB-C port, and a 10-megapixel selfie camera. As for features, they boast Wireless PowerShare, an S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity and gesture controls called Air Actions, and an IP68 water-resistance rating. That’s as far as the similarities between them go.The standard model comes with 256 GB of built-in storage and 8 GB of RAM, while the bigger sibling is also available in those configurations but can go all the way up to 512 GB of storage, which is expandable by up to 1 TB with a microSD card, and 12 GB of RAM.The Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 2,280 x 1,080 resolution (401 ppi), a 3,500 mAh battery, and a triple camera setup that consists of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 3,040 x 1,440 resolution (498 ppi), a 4,300 mAh battery, and the same triple camera configuration plus a ToF (Time of Flight) 3D VGA camera.Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 9Except for the lack of a headphone jack, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus beats the Galaxy Note 9 across the board — surprise, surprise. However, the older model does have some advantages over the standard Galaxy Note 10.Case in point, it has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 2,960 x 1,440 resolution (516 ppi), meaning it has a sharper display, which also bests the Galaxy Note 10 Plus’ by a bit. In addition, it’s available with 512 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 512 GB, and it even has a bigger 4,000 mAh battery.It starts to look outdated (read: barely) by comparison when it comes to its Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chip, rear fingerprint reader, dual-camera setup — 12-megapixel wide lens paired with 12-megapixel telephoto lens — and eight-megapixel front snapper. But that’s pretty much it. It still has an IP68 rating, a USB-C port, and an S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity, though the stylus isn’t as feature-packed as the Galaxy Note 10’s.The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus are priced at $949.99 and $1,099.99, respectively. For the record, the Galaxy Note 9 launched with a $999.99 price tag. TAG Samsung, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Galaxy Note 9, Android DEAL OF THE DAY USB Type C Cable, 5 Pack 6ft FiveBox Fast USB Type C Ph… All ENDS IN (640) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN USB Type C Charger Cable 3-Pack(1.5/3.3/6.6 FT),Nylon B…center_img DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY (941) Bestseller USB Type C Charger Cable 3-Pack (1.5/3.3/6.6 FT),Nylon … (537) Bestseller (8037) $610.46$849.99 USB C Cable Fast Charging,JSAUX(2-Pack 6.6… ENDS IN Samsung Galaxy Note9 Factory Unlocked Phone with 6.4in… $9.99$9.99 $10.99$29.99 Bestseller ENDS IN Bestseller Bestseller $9.99$13.99 DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches (139) Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB/6GB (Mid… ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

Netflixs LGBTQ Film section is mostly gay men and people arent happy

first_imgGay men are the most catered for on Netflix | Photo: 20th Century Fox, YouTube GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsGay drama gets child-friendly movie rating in IndiaPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Dear Jonathan of Queer Eye: Our human rights aren’t up for debate A viral Twitter thread has dragged Netflix because of the lack of diversity in their LGBTQ Film section. Others complained about the quality of the films. That, of course, goes down to taste…You’re right. There’s far more “gay men”-films than “lesbian”-films on Netflix. But can we also talk about the quality of these films? Some of these are pretty bad, with a few exceptions. Must say the ratio on Australian Netflix is a little bit better.— Seth Eelen (@SethEelen) August 24, 2018‘You’re right. there’s far more “gay men”-films than “lesbian”-films on Netflix. But can we also talk about the quality of these films? Some of these are pretty bad, with a few exceptions. Must say the ratio on Australian Netflix is a little better [sic.]’.Others have noted the trope, Bury Your Gays, as well as the fact most of these films center queerness as opposed as simply having queer characters in main roles:But they’ll probably end up making more tragic love stories which inevitability ends with one of them dying. Can’t we get some classic romcoms (but minus the misogyny, and creepy entitled persons) for fucking once. Plus where them being queer isn’t the main point.— Anxious Hobbit (@SheriSandybanks) August 25, 2018‘But they’ll probably end up making more tragic love stories which inevitability ends with one of them dying. Can’t we get some classic romcoms (but minus the misogyny, and creepy entitled persons) for fucking once. Plus where them being queer isn’t the main point [sic.]’.While it’s up to Netflix to address the diversity, we’ll be sitting down to watch the best LGBTI film of all time: The Babadook.More from Gay Star News:Netflix hilariously shuts down trolls not happy about Alyssa Edwards’ documentary Despite the whole acronym being included in the classification, there are a disproportionate amount of films focusing on gay men.The conversation sparked when Twitter user @dspxna wrote: ‘Someone let netflix know that 678 gay men films and 2 lesbian films doesn’t make a lgbtq section [sic.]’.Someone let netflix know that 678 gay men films and 2 lesbian films doesnt make a lgbtq section— Des (@dspxna) August 23, 2018That’s a slight exaggeration, but the stats weigh up. We counted.At the time of writing, there are 42 LGBTI films on Netflix UK (where the Tweeter is from). Of those, four films featured groups of mixed sexuality, or were non-fiction. But gay men won the majority of the representation, with 24 films starring gay characters. Second to that, lesbian films counted to 10.  Bisexual people led four films.Only one featured a transgender woman (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), but they were not the protagonist.Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these films star white main characters.Worst of all? The Babadook was nowhere to be seen.It’s not just diversityWhile the number of likes shows how many people agree, it also raised discussion about the quality of LGBTI films on Netflix.One Twitter user noted that many of these movies are marked as ‘Mature’, making in inappropriate for under-18s. It’s also testament to the amount of films about the LGBTI community that revolve around’d also be nice to have some ones that aren’t rated M. like. almost all of the lgbt films i’ve seen are either rated M or NR— cj (goggles) @ team (@siege_goggles) August 25, 2018‘it’d also be nice to have some ones that aren’t rated M. like. almost all of the lgbt films i’ve seen are either rated M or NR’On Netflix UK, 14 of the films are rated M, six are rated 18, and 2 are rated ‘Adult’. This is compared to 16 rated ’15’, two rated ‘Guidance’, one rated ‘Teen’, and one rated ‘All’. Of all the lesbian films, only one is rated ’15’.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | May 06, 2013 NYU, NYU Langone Researchers Devise Method for Enhancing CEST MRI Work hopes to improve MRI for cartilage as well as for brain tissue 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 Related Content 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. The multi-year… read more May 6, 2013 — Researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have created a novel way to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by reducing interference from large macromolecules that can often obscure images generated by current chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) methods.Their work appears in the Nature publishing group journal Scientific Reports and hopes to improve MRI for cartilage as well as for brain tissue.”We have found a way to eliminate signals of certain molecules and thereby clean up the image of parts of the body that could be used by medical professionals in order to make diagnoses,” explained Alexej Jerschow, one of the study’s authors and a professor in NYU’s Department of Chemistry.The researchers’ work aims to improve a decade-old method, chemical exchange, which has been used to enhance MRI techniques. Under this approach, scientists exploit the movement of atoms from their natural molecular structure to water in the body in order to enhance their visibility.However, these efforts have often been hindered by the presence of macromolecules, which continue to obscure the smaller molecules that are of interest to doctors and other health-care professionals in making assessments. The macromolecules’ interference is the result of two phenomena: their size and their frequencies.Neutralizing the macro-molecular frequency interference was the focus of the NYU method reported in Scientific Reports.Previously, authors Jerschow and Ravinder Regatte, professor, Departments of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, and colleagues created a non-invasive imaging technique for glycosaminogycans (GAGs), which are molecules that serve as the building blocks of cartilage and are involved in numerous vital functions in the human body. Here, under chemical exchange, they separated out the GAG protons from those of water, creating an inherent contrast agent. Testing the idea in tissue samples, the researchers found that the available GAG protons provided an effective type of contrast enhancement, allowing them to readily monitor GAGs through a clinical MRI scanner.The researchers focused on improving visibility of GAGs through MRI. But, in this effort, they sought to block the signaling impact of the macromolecules that obscure the observation of GAGs.To do so, they took advantage of macromolecules’ broad frequency spectrum — a trait that allows for easy detection and neutralization. Specifically, the researchers could, in effect, “bleach” the signal out by simultaneously using multiple irradiation frequencies. As a result, macromolecular interference diminished and enhanced the quantitative assessment of GAGs.”This method gives us the opportunity to correct existing CEST methods by focusing on molecular signals of interest with much better precision than currently exists,” explains Regatte.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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. 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This release… read more 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 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 morelast_img read more