Cong to hold next CWC meeting on August 10

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Working Committee will meet on August 10 amid a leadership crisis and finding Rahul Gandhi’s successor is likely to top the agenda when the party’s top brass meets at the AICC headquarters here.The meeting comes after several top party leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Karan Singh voiced concern over lack of clarity over the leadership issue. The party has also seen a series of desertions by leaders from Karnataka and Maharashtra to the latest being that of Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, with several leaders citing indecision and confusion within the rank and file of the party after Gandhi’s resignation as a reason to quit. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”It has been decided to hold the next Congress Working Committee Meeting on Saturday, 10th of August, 11 AM at AICC,” Congress general secretary organisation K C Venugopal tweeted. The party had said last week that the CWC will meet after the current session of Parliament, that ends next Wednesday. The meeting would be the first since Gandhi had announced his decision to quit as party chief on May 25 after the Lok Sabha polls debacle. The CWC rejected his resignation and authorised him to restructure the party at all levels. Gandhi has made it clear that he will not continue as president and neither will any member of his family be the next chief. The crucial meet is likely to deliberate on the way forward for the party in the wake of Gandhi quitting. Issues related with settling the leadership question are likely to top the agenda, sources said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayMany names have been doing the rounds as a possible choice for Congress president, with a debate generated within by some party leaders to install a young leader to lead the party. Interestingly, even though Rahul Gandhi had ruled out the possibility of a Gandhi family member succeeding him, several leaders such as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Shashi Tharoor have voiced support for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra throwing her hat in the ring. See P5last_img read more

Quebec taxi industry suspends pressure tactics after owner harms self on TV

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s taxi industry says it is suspending all pressure tactics until further notice after a member harmed himself on live television.An industry group says the decision was made today after the dramatic incident at the end of an interview with a taxi owner.It explained its decision was to protect taxi owners and drivers who are experiencing great psychological distress.Taxi drivers have been protesting all week in Montreal and Quebec City, claiming the government’s decision to overhaul the industry will drive many of them into bankruptcy.Transport Minister Francois Bonnardel tabled Bill 17 last week in an attempt to modernize the province’s taxi industry in response to ride-hailing applications like Uber, announcing it would get rid of a quota system.Quebec had regulated the number of taxis permitted in each city to control competition and provide drivers a stable revenue.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cat Lake mould problem causing mental health issues say politicians who have

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThe mould problem in Cat Lake First Nation is causing more problems than just the skin rashes that have been showing up on children and Elders.Two politicians who have been touring the community say that people in the community are developing mental health issues.More than 100 homes on the reserve 422 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont.The leadership in Cat Lake say it has caused skin and respiratory problems for people in the community for years.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

Phone companies Cellphone use heavy but still operating in Boston after explosions

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Phone companies: Cellphone use heavy, but still operating in Boston after explosions by Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2013 6:04 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Cellphone companies say service is operating in the Boston area, but with heavy traffic following of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.A law enforcement official, citing an intelligence briefing, said cellphone service had been shut down Monday in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.But officials with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel said there had been no such requests.Sprint spokeswoman Crystal Davis said: “Minus some mild call blocking on our Boston network due to increased traffic, our service is operating normally.”Two people were killed and scores injured when two explosives detonated near the finish line of the marathon. read more

Ontario starts paying wind turbines not to produce electricity when not needed

Ontario starts paying wind turbines not to produce electricity when not needed by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 11, 2013 4:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario will start paying wind power generators today not to produce electricity, but the government says the move will actually save ratepayers big bucks.Ontario has had a surplus of power since 2006, but until now, the province paid for all the electricity generated from industrial wind mills, even when it wasn’t needed.Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the system operator can now order wind producers not to generate power, and will pay them _ just as it pays Bruce nuclear _ not to produce electricity when it’s not needed.He says they are paid at a reduced rate that will save the province $200 million a year just on the wind turbines.Ontario has signed generous contracts with wind producers for about 5,800 megawatts of electricity, only about 1,500 of which is currently connected to the grid.The Progressive Conservatives say paying wind power producers with 20-year contracts not to generate electricity shows the Liberals’ green energy act “is a failed social experiment.”Critics point out wind power is unreliable and can’t be counted on in peak demand periods like gas-fired generation or nuclear plants.Meanwhile, Chiarelli says Ontario is making a net profit of up to $6 billion a year on importing and exporting electricity, a big turnaround from 2003 when the province paid $500 million to import power because it didn’t have enough to meet demand.It’s not unusual for neighbouring jurisdictions to sell each other electricity, but the province used to frequently have to pay Quebec or New York state to take the excess power off its hands. read more

Weekend renters find corpse in Paris garden of Airbnb rental

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 29, 2016 6:27 am MDT Last Updated Feb 29, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris.Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, said a group of young people who were renting the house for a weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in the garden near the edge of the property. He says it was covered by tree branches that had been placed there deliberately.Daillie told France Bleu radio the renters were to be questioned but had only rented the house for that weekend. According to Le Parisien newspaper, the listing was removed Sunday from Airbnb.The charming seven-bedroom house from the 19th century with a swimming pool is located near a forest in a well-off neighbourhood of Palaiseau, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Its proposed rent is 400 euros ($435) per night. Weekend renters find corpse in Paris garden of Airbnb rental read more

Baseball Is Overrun By Adam Dunns

Giancarlo StantonMarlins60841596.8 With baseballs flying out of big-league parks at an unprecedented rate — and batters getting rung up at a similarly historic clip — it’s a safe bet that Dunn’s brand of baseball is here to stay, at least for the time being. That means we’ll get to see more of both the highs and lows that come when a player swings as hard as he can and hopes for the best.As for Dunn’s view of the generation of hitters he helped spawn? In his interview with Crasnick, even Dunn himself was skeptical of an entire lineup of batters who hit like he did.“Everything evolves, and this is the era we’re in,” he said. “People see if you hit homers and drive in a lot of runs, you’re going to get where you need to get financially. Does it help a team if you have a couple of those guys? Yeah. But if you have nine of them, it’s going to be tough.” The Adam Dunn Club, class of 2017MLB hitters on pace for at least 25 home runs, 70 walks and 150 strikeouts in 2017, as of Aug. 20 Khris DavisAthletics43742121.9 Sources: FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference.com Joey GalloRangers46762003.8 Domingo SantanaBrewers26751802.1 Eric ThamesBrewers35821681.8 Justin UptonTigers34711735.9 Some of these players count among baseball’s very best. Despite his recent slump,2Don’t say we didn’t warn you! New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge — whose 6-foot-7 frame brings to mind a right-handed version of the 6-foot-6 Dunn at the plate — ranks fourth this season in wins above replacement (WAR)3Using an average of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com versions of the metric. and is still in the American League MVP conversation. Likewise, Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton are probably the front-runners for MVP honors in the National League — each projects to finish with around 150 whiffs, a minor footnote in their otherwise sparkling stat lines.Simply striking out a ton doesn’t automatically disqualify a player from being considered great anymore, as opposed to in the olden days when there was a stigma attached to strikeout kings. But some hitters can still overdo it; in fact, there are some legitimately bad ballplayers in the Adam Dunn Club these days. A year after Milwaukee’s Chris Carter smashed 41 home runs while playing what was generally agreed to be mediocre baseball,4As if to confirm this, Carter promptly got himself designated for assignment by the Yankees twice in two weeks this season. five of the 14 players tracking for membership in the club are also on pace for fewer than 2.0 WAR, which is generally the benchmark for a worthwhile major-league starter. One — Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays — is headed for a 26-homer, 91-walk season that will also likely be below the replacement level, quite possibly earning him the worst Dunn Club season in history. (And this is to say nothing of the further proliferation of Dunn-“lite” players such as Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton, for example, who check off the home run and strikeout boxes but don’t even draw enough walks to join the club.) When Adam Dunn came to the plate, he would pretty much always do one of three things: He would strike out; he would walk; or he would hit a baseball some 400-odd feet. With his propensity to produce these so-called “three true outcomes” — the three types of plays in which fielders play no role — the former Cincinnati Reds outfielder known as “Big Donkey” was the poster boy for a new generation of batters who swung for the fences and didn’t mind a strikeout or two (hundred).But he didn’t aim to be at the forefront of one of baseball’s most pervasive 21st-century trends.“You would think I would have gotten used to striking out and sucking. It devastated me every single time,” Dunn told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick in July. “At the time, I didn’t really pay attention to [strikeouts, walks and home runs]. I never looked at myself as that low-batting-average guy, but I kind of morphed into it. I always thought one day I would wake up and the old Adam would be back and we would roll.”Whether he meant to be or not, Dunn was always a harbinger of where the modern ballplayer was headed. And for better or worse, today’s game is filled with more Adam Dunns than ever before.In 2002, Dunn’s first full season in the big leagues, only three other players — Derrek Lee, Mike Cameron and Pat Burrell — joined Dunn with at least 25 home runs, 70 walks and 150 strikeouts. (Dunn went on to meet those thresholds nine more times, easily giving him the all-time mark for that kind of season.) But this season, an MLB-record 14 hitters are on track to meet those criteria. The kind of player who was once an oddity now has a place in nearly half of the league’s lineups.Dunn wasn’t the first hitter to specialize in excluding fielders from the action. Washington Senators outfielder Don Lock became the 25/70/150 club’s first member in 1963, and the Giants’ Bobby Bonds hit those marks in back-to-back seasons in 1969 and 1970. From then on, there was typically at least one Dunn-style slugger in the majors, and a variety of guys earned the label, including Greg Luzinski, Dave Kingman and Rob Deer.1All numbers prorated to a 162-game season. But their approach was also seen as a curiosity at best — and a liability at worst. “[Kingman] is regarded by many as one of baseball’s bad jokes, a flashy player but ultimately a loser,” Jonah Keri wrote in “Baseball Between The Numbers.”By the time Dunn hit the scene, however, the sabermetric movement was gaining popularity, and strikeouts were becoming more acceptable, as long as players offset them with power and patience. Likewise, teams were beginning to seek out hard-throwing pitchers with high K rates, creating a perfect storm of aligned incentives that helped lead to today’s three true outcomes-heavy game. So, from Dunn and a handful of others at the dawn of the 2000s, the number of hitters who take his approach — we’ll call guys who hit those 25/70/150 benchmarks members of the Adam Dunn Club — has only grown in recent seasons: Jake LambDiamondbacks35891632.9 Steven Souza Jr.Rays33841844.8 Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks381051507.2 Jose BautistaBlue Jays2691166-0.8 PRORATED THROUGH 162 GAMES Mark ReynoldsRockies34761791.3 PLAYERTEAMHOME RUNSWALKSSTRIKEOUTSWAR Wil MyersPadres31711891.1 Miguel SanoTwins37722263.4 Aaron JudgeYankees491192207.3 read more

Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe Why cant a gay player be who they

With the Supreme Court currently debating the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, both of which define marriage as only between a man and a woman, the national debate regarding same-sex marriage is as intense as it has ever been. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe may be one of same-sex marriage’s most well-known supporters, at least among football fans. He visited Ohio State Monday to discuss his point of view in an event sponsored by the Moritz College of Law. Kluwe has been playing an active role in the fight against Proposition 8, as the co-author of an amicus brief titled “Athletes’ Brief,” along with NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens. The brief has been signed by a number of professional athletes and sports-related figures who also support same-sex marriage, including NFL Players’ Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and former Columbus Crew soccer player Robbie Rogers, who simultaneously came out as gay and retired from soccer in February. “I figured that athletes signing on for an amicus brief would have an effect on the Supreme Court … because that’s not generally an issue of the population that weighs in on political matters,” Kluwe said of the brief. “We did that, got a bunch of other athletes to sign on and hopefully make the court think about the fact that what they do has an impact. “What they do is where people are going to draw their inspiration from,” Kluwe added. “This is a case where they can literally make history.” Kluwe said that inside NFL front offices, the biggest concern about a player coming out is the potential distraction that it could cause for the team. “There is kind of this unwritten idea that gay players cannot come out because it would create a media firestorm around that, which in turn might distract the team from focusing on football,” Kluwe said. “My response to that would be there is tons of distractions that go on on any given year … It’s not like there’s a shortage of distractions already. Why can’t a gay player be who they are?” Not everyone in the NFL agrees with Kluwe’s point of view about the distraction blowing over. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons tweeted from his Twitter handle @chrisclemons91 on March 26 that he thinks gay NFL players should keep their sexuality private, saying a player coming out would “make themselves bigger than the team.” Kluwe said he thinks the issue will “blow over in a month or two” once a first active NFL player comes out as homosexual. “The first guy or guys that come out, yeah, there’s going to be some attention, but after that, no one will care,” Kluwe said. “Then it becomes, how well can you play football, which is the way it should be.” Kluwe said he thinks it would be “easier” for a well-known player to come out than a lesser-known player, because of their established success. “Another player, it could be harder because they may be on the verge of getting cut anyways,” Kluwe said. “Then people are going to ask, ‘well, did he get cut because of his performance? did he get cut because he was gay?’ That being said, I think any player that comes out as openly gay will have done the right thing for themselves because no one should have to hide who they are.” Kluwe said he does not know whether any of his current or former teammates are gay, but said statistics indicate that there are numerous homosexual players in the NFL. “I know that I’ve played with gay players before, I do not know who they are,” Kluwe said. “Honestly, it’s about can you play on the field on Sunday, that’s all I’m concerned about when I’m on the football field.” Kluwe said in a post-event interview that it was “awesome to be able to talk about tolerance and respect and equality” at OSU, and he thinks sports can spread that message to a new audience. “Traditionally, a lot of sports fans don’t necessarily worry about other political issues, about social issues, they look at sports as pure entertainment,” Kluwe told The Lantern. “That’s why when sports does take a stand on an issue, it’s so powerful because you reach an audience that might not otherwise be reached.” Grant Stancliff, communications manager for LGBT-advocacy group Equality Ohio, also spoke at the event prior to Kluwe. Stancliff said he thought the event was “fantastic.” “Hearing him … taking the long view about how we want to be a society that is empathetic, and that can grow together and that can function together, I really enjoyed it,” Stancliff said. Naman Mody, a first-year graduate student in computer science, attended the event and said he enjoyed hearing a different perspective on the issue of same-sex marriage rights. “When somebody of his fame and stature comes out and talks about this issue, it makes people think and reflect upon these ideas,” Mody said. Kluwe said he views the issue of same-sex marriage bans as an issue of people being “denied the freedom to live their own lives.” A political science and history major while playing football at UCLA, he compared the same-sex marriage debate to previous issues in U.S. history. “We’ve fought this fight before: it’s been segregation, suffrage and slavery,” Kluwe said. “There really has been the same fight over controlling other people’s lives, and if you can present it to people in that way and make them think about the fact that this is not freedom, this is about controlling someone, then they start to figure it out.” Same-sex marriage is currently legal in only nine U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia. The Ohio Revised Code defines that marriage “may only be entered into by one man and one woman.” read more

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

first_imgTHE THREE MAIN political parties have approached mortgage arrears campaigner David Hall at what he says is a “junior level” about possibly running in the European elections next year.The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, who has been a vocal campaigner on the mortgage arrears crisis, confirmed that he has been asked by people in Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour about his interest in politics and running in next year’s European elections.But he cautioned that there has been “no formal request from anyone in any political party”.“A number of of people have asked me at a junior level, nothing has been decided, no formal request has been made. So it’s a little bit premature,” Hall told TheJournal.ie this week.The Irish Examiner reported on Monday that Fianna Fáil has asked Hall to consider running in the redrawn Dublin constituency. A spokesman for the party would not comment specifically on whether Hall has been approached.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson said: “The Party is currently working on putting together a strong panel of candidates across the country for both local and European elections.“Selection of candidates will be the responsibility of local organisations and we will not be commenting on potential candidacies ahead of selection conventions.”Fianna Fáil linksHall acknowledged his previous membership of Fianna Fáil but said he quit the party in the wake of the bank guarantee.“I left after the bank guarantee debacle and would have had strong views and expressed those to Brian Lenihan who I still maintained a friendship with, I’ve known his family for many years,” he said.He confirmed approaches at a junior level from members of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil but said there had been no approach from Sinn Féin.Hall continued: “There is a huge amount to consider including the current work I am doing and I’ve two four-year-old girls as well. My number one objective is ensuring there is an appropriate voice for tackling the mortgage debt issue.”The European constituency boundaries are being redrawn in the wake of Ireland’s number of MEPs being reduced from 12 to 11, meaning that the State will be divided into three constituencies.Dublin could become a three-seater or else a five-seater including other counties along the east coast.The Constituency Commission which has been working on the redraw is due to issue its report later today.Read: Could Education Minister Ruairí Quinn be off to Europe?Read: Sinn Féin won’t be waiting for the re-drawing of boundaries to pick its EU candidatesRead: 11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissionslast_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (May 20, 2019 to May 27, 2019)Tewksbury Telemedia Announces Debut Of Three Unique Cable Access ChannelsState Rep. Nguyen Presented With “Women’s Empowerment Award”Tewksbury Looking To Fill Multiple Board VacanciesSmith, White Named TMHS-Rotary Club Hats Off Winners for MayEssex Baseball Association To Bring 19th Century Vintage Baseball To Tewksburylast_img read more

Ford will pay 17 million to settle MyFord Touchrelated lawsuit

first_imgOwners and lessees with this older system are in for at least $45 if they submit a claim. Ford Infotainment is a tricky part of in-car technology even today. As automakers gradually dipped into more tech-laden systems, some got it right, and some did not.After numerous complaints, Ford has settled a class-action lawsuit surrounding its MyFord Touch infotainment system. Law firm Hagens Berman said in a release on Tuesday that the automaker will pay $17 million, and both owners and lessees are eligible for compensation.Specifically, the litigation surrounds the system equipped in 2011-2013 Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The infotainment system was notorious for being unresponsive, crashing and freezing while driving. Other complaints surrounded inaccurate GPS information and the total inability to connect with a smartphone.Compensation amounts will be based on how often an owner or lessee needed to service their vehicle for an infotainment system repair. If that figure is three times or more, they will receive up to $400. Those that serviced the system twice will receive $250, and one appointment for a MyFord Touch fix will award an individual $100. Those who didn’t have any repairs done to the system but were, as the law firm said, “dissatisfied” with MyFord Touch will receive $45 by filing a claim.To help affected folks, a dedicated website is now online to submit a claim and to search through repair claims. For those who may not remember how many times they brought their vehicle in for a repair, the website will locate the records. Furthermore, any owners who made repairs outside the warranty period can apply for reimbursement for any out-of-pocket costs.California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Washington residents are the only individuals able to file a claim and people in those states must have purchased or leased a Ford or Lincoln from an authorized dealer before Aug. 9, 2013. Ford will automatically cut a check for anyone who doesn’t submit a claim and was the original vehicle owner, in amounts ranging from $20 to $55.As for Ford’s most-recent stab at infotainment, we’re happy to report Sync 3 is pretty darn good. 4 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Checking the tech in the 2020 Ford Explorer 3:16 29 Photos 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e review: Premium plug-in hybrid feels like an efficiency half-step Share your voice Comments More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Ford Tags Ford Auto Tech Car Industry Sync 3 gives Ford cars fast navigation, Android and iPhone love (pictures)last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday April 4 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState Supreme Court backs decision to allow independents in Democratic primaryAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Supreme Court has cleared the way for undeclared and nonpartisan candidates to run in the state Democratic party primary. The court today affirmed a decision by a lower-court judge who ruled in favor of the party.Sullivan lauds Trump tariffs on ChinaLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan today praised President Trump’s trade strategy toward China as a “positive and needed course correction.”Anchorage elections results favor BerkowitzZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe majority of votes cast in Anchorage’s municipal elections are in. And while some races remain too close to call, a clear picture emerged Tuesday night on most of the candidates and measures.Rural Alaska struggles with 911 accessTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelThe Governor has asked the chairs of both Finance Committees in the Legislature to re-allocate 10 million dollars in the budget, and start bringing the state’s 911 system up to date. The money was originally proposed for oil and gas research, but the Governor’s office said the emergency system is more important.Juneau, Hydro One reach settlement over AEL&PJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauThe City and Borough of Juneau and Canada’s Hydro One say they’ve reached common ground over the future of Juneau’s 125-year-old private power company.Kodiak moves toward electric heat with planned hydro expansionKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe Kodiak Electric Association is expanding hydropower capacity, and offering an incentive to the borough to make the shift to electric heat.Juneau-Whitehorse flight to connect sister citiesDaysha Eaton, KHNS- HainesAlaska Seaplanes recently announced that they will add a new flight between Juneau and Whitehorse. This is a big deal for travelers in Southeast Alaska because it opens up international travel directly from the capital city, which hasn’t existed for some time.Ask a Climatologist: Snow melt around the state is right on scheduleAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAn early melt-out date can make for an especially bad wildfire season, but this year, it’s right on schedule for much of the state.last_img read more

Maharashtra govt increases monthly remuneration for freedom

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra government increased the monthly remuneration for all the freedom fighters here on Tuesday. Quoting the Chief Minister of state Devendra Fadnavis, CMO Maharashtra tweeted: “State Govt has increased monthly remuneration for all freedom fighters, be it for India’s freedom struggle, Goa Mukti Sangram or Marathwada Mukti Sangram. We salute and remember all the heroes for gifting us this day.” – Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us State Government has increased monthly remuneration for all freedom fighters, be it for India’s freedom struggle, Goa Mukti Sangram or Marathwada Mukti Sangram. We salute and remember all the heroes for gifting us this day; CM @Dev_Fadnavis during #AssemblyQH— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 25, 2019″We are also giving pension to Misabandis. We feel that it is not only financial assistance but a matter of respect for their role in preserving values of Indian Democracy. We will ask all Collectors to expedite all pending cases,” the tweet read. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us We are also giving pension to Misabandis. We feel that it is not only financial assistance but matter of respect for their role in preserving values of Indian Democracy.We will ask all Collectors to expedite all pending cases: CM @Dev_Fadnavis during #AssemblyQH— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 25, 2019last_img read more

AAA Estimates Over 3 Million Travelers Over Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgHouston Public MediaTraffic on I-10 flows under the Elysian Viaduct east of downtown Houston.Triple A (AAA) estimates 3.4 million Texans will travel for Memorial Day this weekend.They say they haven’t seen that many people on the road for the holiday since 2005.Daniel Armbruster is with AAA.“We know that lower hotel, airline, and car rental costs are actually making up for the higher gas prices that we’re seeing this year and so with a strong economy even with the higher gas prices people are still traveling,” Armbruster explained.The group says the worst time to hit the road tonight is between 4 and 6 p.m. Sharelast_img read more

This New Luggage Accessory Puts Your Face All Over Your Bags

first_img Traveler Detained for Missile Launcher in Luggage Still Catches FlightThis Smart Luggage Was Designed for Space Travel Luggage tags can be cute, and you can even coordinate them with your luggage for some super-chic equipment that you can travel with. But what if you end up choosing the same combination as someone else? What if you pick the same colors and pay no attention? It’s a bad scene, right? Well, it’s a thing of the past with the Head Case, a travel case from the London-based Firebox, meant to help set your luggage apart from the thousands around it. How does it do so? By using a high-quality face photo, of course!The Head Case is a stretchy case that fits over the bit of luggage of your choice, emblazoned with your face, your friend’s face, your family member’s face, celebrity, or whoever you want. Then it sits garishly on your bags and everyone in the world can look upon your clever bag skin. All of the handles of your bag should be left uncovered as well, so you can look stylish as well as have the functionality your bag would normally have.AdChoices广告The image that was used to promote the bag is pretty garish, and honestly, I feel like there are better ways to make sure you know your bag is yours, but to each his own I suppose. It doesn’t seem like you should have to use only an image of your face, either, as you might have lots of pictures you could use instead that would be a lot more stylish.The covers come in three different sizes to make sure your luggage is covered (literally) and the image is printed front to back, but it seems to me you could just make up a design and it would be all the same to the company, what you had printed.If you’re interested, you can pick up one of the cases here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Dictum Health Unveils Virtual Exam Room for Cloudbased Telehealth System

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more March 14, 2016 — Dictum Health Inc. unveiled its Virtual Exam Room (VER), the centerpiece of its cloud-based, cybersecure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth system.The VER connects physicians with patients anytime, anywhere. Like an actual exam room, the VER is completely private and uses clinically accurate medical devices while providing patients with secure, real-time access to their physicians. Patients can use the VER to see a physician and share real-time vital signs, cardiopulmonary data and medical images. Managing patient populations through expediting clinical decision making, extending access to quality care and preserving the physician/patient relationship is paramount today.Patients can easily create their personal exam rooms using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared IDM100 integrated medical tablet, and physicians enter the VER using the Care Central Web interface from their laptop or tablet. The VER establishes the physician-to-patient videoconferencing session while securely sharing real-time vital signs and cardiopulmonary data. The result is the same quality and security as a medical office exam.“Few patients require the level of continual, sophisticated monitoring that cardiac patients require,” said Susan Eisenberg, M.D., medical director of the Cardiac Rhythm Center at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif. “Dictum Health’s innovative Virtual Exam Room delivers not only the highest level remote monitoring of our cardiac patients, but enables me as their cardiologist to be present with them in a way that wasn’t previously possible. That’s a critical element in patient-centric care.”For more information: www.dictumhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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LeBron James says he still has a lot to prove in his

first_imgRelated posts:Warriors win, ending a 40-year gap that ranks as the longest in NBA history NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner for life over racist remarks Update: NBA star Kobe Bryant vacations in Costa Rica Keylor Navas puts on a show in Real Madrid win INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Before he made a decision that would alter the NBA landscape for the second time in four years, canonize him in his home state and make Cleveland the center of the basketball universe, LeBron James first sought out the approval of his two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus.“I asked them first. I didn’t explain it to them; they explained it to me,” James said Friday as he re-introduced himself to some familiar faces at Cavaliers media day. “I was like, ‘What do you think about Daddy going back home to play?’ They were, ‘Home? You talking about Cleveland?’ “ Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP © 2014, NBAEJames nodded but never got the chance to tell his boys what it would mean to leave behind the tropical paradise where he captured two NBA championships with the Miami Heat. The reasons why he should take his talents back to Lake Erie were spelled out loud and clear. “It was like, ‘OK, you could play with Kyrie Irving?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And they were like, ‘We get to go back home to our house and I get to go back to my old school friends?’ And I was like ‘Yeah.’ Then, ‘OK, you can do it.’ And that’s how it went.”The magnitude of that simple conversation was probably lost on LeBron Jr., 9, and Bryce, 7, but it was evident when James showed up in a bright yellow Cavaliers jersey and crisp white headband to speak to nearly 300 credentialed media members at the team’s practice facility. The throng of reporters was so large that many had to park a half mile up the road and catch a shuttle bus in order to see the roll out of the league’s latest super team featuring James and fellow all-stars Kevin Love and Irving. Cavaliers first-year coach David Blatt joked that it was the first time he struggled to find a place to park.“I’m at the point now, let’s get it on,” said Blatt, the former Euroleague coach tasked with turning the talent-laden bunch into a championship contender. “I’m like Marvin Gaye up here. Let’s get it started.”On his first official day back in uniform with the franchise he once rejected, James met the giddy surroundings with a subdued tone that mirrored the organization he just departed. James has learned from drawing unnecessary attention to something that already is a spectacle, his polarizing presence stirring emotions with nearly every utterance. So as he spoke about the next phase of his career, James repeatedly used the word, “patience,” and avoided bold proclamations about the Cavaliers becoming a dynasty. Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP © 2014, NBAEHis partnership with the 22-year-old Irving and the 26-year-old Love seems like an unfair assemblage of talent, but Irving and Love have yet to play meaningful NBA games in late springtime, having failed to reach the playoffs in the duo’s 10 combined seasons.“Everyone always wants to see the end result and what’s at the end of the tunnel and don’t quite understand what goes on from the start to the finish and what’s in between that. I understand that and I know that,” James said. “Patience is the biggest thing I’ve learned.”James probably won’t be granted the same leeway after leaving the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to lead a team that, on paper, is built to win right now. The Cavaliers have some other intriguing young pieces in Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson, a holdover in Anderson Varejao, and James successfully recruited former NBA champions Mike Miller, James Jones and Shawn Marion to pass along some knowledge.“There are a lot of great names that have come into the organization, … but I know from my multiple years of experience in the business that names don’t play, teams do, and teams do need some time to develop, to find their identity, to establish themselves, and to establish what they’re made of,” Blatt said. “Our goals are high. We’re not shying away from that. Does that mean championship today? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s fair.”“Our goals are high,” Blatt said. “We’re not shying away from that. Does that mean championship today? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s fair.”And while James played with Love on Team USA in the 2012 Olympics and teamed with Irving on the Eastern Conference all-team the past two Februaries, he doesn’t have the same relationship or history with either player that he has with Dwyane Wade, the close friend responsible for luring him to Miami.James, however, does have one advantage with this all-star union because the leadership hierarchy doesn’t need to be established in Cleveland. Love and Irving are respected talents but have never been considered rivals or peers. Everyone within the Cavaliers organization knows whom to follow to reach the expected goal. Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP © 2014, NBAE“I will be the leader of the team,” James said. “I believe I bring leadership qualities that some of our guys either don’t want or just don’t know how to do it. I can. I can lead by example. I can lead by voice. I can lead by command I can lead by just my presence.”Cleveland hasn’t had much on-court success but plenty of lottery luck — three No. 1 picks — since James skipped town for Miami since 2010. And bringing one title to a city that hasn’t experienced championship glory since 1964 would do wonders to exalt James to a fan base in which most instantly forgave him after his first-person letter to Sports Illustrated was published.Though he returns a conquering hero with two more most valuable player trophies raising his total to four, James didn’t sign a two-year, $42 million contract for a fling with an old flame. There remains some unfinished business for the Akron native who led the Cavaliers to their only NBA Finals appearance in 2007 but suffered a humiliating sweep to San Antonio. A Finals loss to the Spurs has led James back to turn a homecoming that seemed difficult to imagine only a few months ago into a dream.James hasn’t allowed himself to get overly emotional after making a heartfelt and personal move. He has learned disappointment comes from putting fun ahead of the wins and guaranteeing the rewards before the work.“I still have a lot to prove because of the expectations I put on myself. I ask more of myself than anybody could every ask me so my expectations are still high, but I understand, I’m more patient now than I was four year so. I understand what it takes to win a championship and I understand that it’s the hardest thing you can ever do in your basketball career, to try and win a championship and I’ve been two up and two down in four years,” James said. “So I went from crying tears of joy to tears of frustration, two up, two down, so I know. I know it all. I know what it takes. I’m a guy that my expectations are still high because I believe in this team and I believe in what we can ultimately get to, but I also understand that it won’t be easy and we can’t try to play November and get to May or get to June right now. We have to go November to December and the rest of the calendar year just to even have a chance.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0dQI4qRwWE© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Pakistanis riot over power cuts

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates ISLAMABAD (AP) – Thousands of Pakistanis battled with police and torched a lawmaker’s house Tuesday on the third consecutive day of violent protests against widespread power cuts that have plagued the country during the hottest part of the year, police said.After years of underinvestment and bad management in the energy sector, many Pakistanis receive only a few hours of electricity a day during the sweltering summer months. Many in the country’s Punjab province, which is controlled by the opposition and has seen the most violent protests, feel their region shoulders an unfairly large portion of the rolling blackouts. Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 0 Comments   Share   The government has been frantically trying to address the dire energy situation.The Pakistani president met Tuesday in the capital with officials to discuss ways to solve the energy crisis. But the riots came as Pakistan’s top court ruled that the prime minister was no longer eligible to hold office due to an earlier contempt conviction, ushering in fresh political turmoil. The verdict by the Supreme Court against Yousuf Reza Gilani is likely to consume most of the government’s attention for some time.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How do cataracts affect your vision? New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Police and witnesses said rioting broke out in at least two areas of Punjab where residents often get as little as four hours of electricity a day.Thousands of rioters stormed the house of Riaz Fatiyana, a local lawmaker allied with the national government from the town of Kamaliya, burning his vehicles and possessions, police officer Mohammed Shafique said.Fatiyana’s Pakistan Muslim League-Q party is part of the coalition government of President Asif Ali Zardari. The rival Pakistan Muslim League-N is in charge of Punjab province.Speaking to local media, Fatiyana accused the police of standing by and giving a free hand to rioters to attack his home.But a senior police official, Mohammed Raouf, denied the allegation. He said the mob ruthlessly attacked government and private buildings and said police officers were trying to restore order. Raouf accused Fatiyana’s guards of opening fire on the rioters, wounding some of them. The rioters then retaliated by burning the lawmaker’s home, Raouf said.He said so far about 30 rioters had been injured in clashes with police.In the nearby Khanewal district, police fired tear gas to disperse rock-throwing protesters attempting to torch the offices of the local power company. Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Sydney unveils Delhi partnership

first_imgDays after Melbourne and Chengdu airports announced a new sister-ship, Sydney and Delhi airports said they had signed a new strategic partnership to strengthen Australian and Indian tourism ties. As the single largest market not served by direct services, Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather said the partnership would help both regions achieve a common objective to grow the market.According to airport statistics, Sydney is the gateway for Indian travellers with up to 40 percent passing through the airport, a figure that is support by the 44 percent of Australian resident with Indian ancestry, the airport’s head explained. Ms Mathers added that the new agreement would also tie into the airport’s partnership with Beijing Airport signed last year.“Together with our partnership with Beijing Airport, our ties with Delhi Airport mean that we now have strong strategic alliances with two of Australia’s key emerging growth markets for inbound travel,” the airport’s head said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more