EDMONTON — Alberta’s environment minister has cancelled public information sessions about proposed new parks in a region known as Bighorn Country, citing “bullying” and “abuse” which she says make it impossible to guarantee people’s safety.“I have heard stories of Albertans afraid to attend community events, Albertans berated in public, Albertans followed home, and Albertans feeling intimidated to not speak their mind or participate in this important discussion,” Shannon Phillips said in a news release Saturday.“I call on all of my elected colleagues to denounce the bullying and harassment being faced by Bighorn supporters,” she noted, referring to people who favour the government’s parks plan.The New Democrats in November announced eight new parks covering 4,000 square kilometres along the eastern edges of Banff and Jasper national parks.Fourteen public and invitation-only information sessions were scheduled in five communities between December and Jan. 31.But Phillips said Saturday that upcoming sessions for Drayton Valley, Red Deer, Sundre and Edmonton will be cancelled. She said the government will re-evaluate its engagement plans in order to ensure people in those communities “can participate safely.”Phillips said the government will schedule two telephone town hall sessions for residents of Drayton Valley and Red Deer and that the public engagement period will be extended to Feb. 15.“We will continue to engage with all Albertans in the weeks to come. We believe our proposal for Bighorn Country sets the stage to achieve the right balance of environmental, economic, Indigenous and social values and goals,” Phillips said.Jason Nixon, the United Conservative Party member for the Sundre area, issued a response condemning intimidation — but said he hasn’t personally seen any.“I have personally attended a number of public events regarding the Bighorn, and while attendees were very concerned with the proposal, they were also completely civil,” Nixon said in a statement.Nixon has said that many people remain uncertain about the plan’s impact on industry and land use, and suggested it could take another year to gather input. He said the government has been overly reliant on information from environmental groups and has only recently opened up the process.Nixon repeated on Saturday a previous accusation that the government is trying to ram the plan through before an expected spring election.“It is completely unacceptable for the NDP to arbitrarily cancel in-person consultation. Sadly, it’s increasingly clear that the NDP isn’t interested in listening to those who live and work in the region,” he said. More than three dozen retired biologists, however, have accused Nixon of spreading misinformation. They said in an open letter to Phillips and Premier Rachel Notley that they want the provincial government to stick with the plan to conserve the area.The plan for the new parks calls for a variety of permitted activities and offers $40 million over five years for campsites and other infrastructure. Off-highway vehicles, horse packing and hunting would continue, although with new restrictions. Grazing leases would continue and no existing trails would be closed.Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsAn Aboriginal woman born and raised in Winnipeg is competing in the hit U.S. television program, The Biggest Loser.It’s a reality show where overweight individuals compete weekly hoping to shed the most pounds.Jackie Pierson grew up in Winnipeg but now resides in northern California.Pierson, 36, said she gained most of her weight after the death of her dad in 2004. She now weighs 291 pounds.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has the story.
The amount of stress, both physical and emotional, that people face is so much more than what it used to be even a few years ago. Stress leads to a myriad of emotions. Some people express or talk about these emotions and thus let them out, many just bottle them up. These negative emotions, such as guilt, anger, jealousy, resentment, insecurity and fear, when not given expression, slowly weigh down on immunity, eventually making the person ill.You cannot leave the mind out of the equation of healing or losing weight and fat. It plays an important role because your thoughts have a direct impact on your cells and health. Let’s do a little exercise. I want you to be angry right now. You can’t, right? You have to have an angry thought to feel anger. Let’s try again. Try to be sad. Again, you can’t, right? You need a sad thought to feel sad. You need to experience an emotion or feeling. How do these feelings and emotions affect our cells? Let me explain with a question. When you feel happy, sad or angry, where do you feel the emotion? You feel it all over, and not just in your heart or mind. Billions of cells in your body vibrate with the emotion or feeling. So, all these cells could be vibrating with a positive or a negative emotion and, if it’s the latter, that you feel continuously or for long periods of time, it can lower your immunity and rob you of energy and health. Observe carefully how you feel in your body and mind the next time you have a negative thought and emotion.Your subconscious has great power. I always ask people to consider the following example. Most people have the memory of tasting a lemon stored in their subconscious. Imagine biting into a lemon. You will most likely start to salivate. Close your eyes and imagine the sourness and taste. You will salivate more. Just talking about this experience brings up a memory that is inactive in the subconscious to the conscious mind, where it is experienced again. Your subconscious mind has collected so many experiences, thoughts and memories from the time you were a child, and it takes just one word, person, situation, sight, picture or smell to bring it ‘back to life’ in our conscious mind, which then transforms into a feeling or an emotion. Therefore, if you bottle up sad and depressed thoughts or keep thinking about them, that’s how you will be and feel. If you keep thinking you can never lose weight and are no good, it’s unlikely that you will lose weight. But if you keep thinking you are healthy, that’s how you will feel. From the time you wake up until you sleep, you are exposed to newspapers, social media, TV shows, radio shows, gossip, etc. And everything you see or hear is absorbed by your mind. If you do not live mindfully, truly aware of your feelings, thoughts, emotions and actions, it can trigger irritability or anger later in the day. This is why you need to meditate, spend some time in silence, pray or visualize your happier self every single day. You manifest what you visualize. The next time you feel negative or angry, take some time out and sit comfortably with your eyes closed and go deeper into the space behind that negative feeling. For example, you may think a person has triggered the emotion. But go deeper still and you may find a deeper connection to that emotion and person, and that’s what you need to be aware of and work with. There used to be a time when a bad day was just a bad day. But now people tend to numb their feelings using alcohol, smoking, socializing, junk food or mindless TV watching. Instead of acknowledging our feelings, we cope by suppressing them, filling our emotional void with habits and lifestyles that work like a Band-Aid, never making us face the root cause. When it comes to weight gain or the inability to lose weight, the most common coping mechanism is to ‘eat oneself out of a problem’. Unfortunately, that never solves the problem and, in fact, makes it worse. Similarly, alcohol, drugs and tobacco tend to distract us from feeling our feelings. There is nothing wrong with indulging in them, but be aware and mindful, because they can sneakily become habits that in the long run don’t address the root cause and eventually depress you. Today, like diets and exercise, spirituality has also become a fad. People jump from chanting to meditation to other spiritual practices just to tick a box. It is not done mindfully and hence people still feel incomplete. They do not let the benefits of their practice slip into the rest of their day. For example, after their 30 minutes of breathing or pranayama, they forget that they should also practise deep breathing or be conscious of their breath during the day. Emotional detoxification is important throughout the day and you need to strive to live in the present moment or at least come back to the present moment when you get caught up in the chaos of the day. The root cause of at least 86 per cent of my breastcancer cases diagnosed over the last two years in India was found to be linked to patients’ emotional issues. At the time of detection of the cancer, the clients mentioned that they were experiencing chronic stress, or something emotional or tragic was going on in their lives. These worrying statistics reinforce the need for you to look within to understand who you are and find that spiritual space and balance that help you make better decisions. (Excerpted with permission from The Magic Weight Loss Pill; written by Luke Coutinho & Anushka Shetty; published by Penguin eBury Press. The excerpt here is a part of the chapter titled ‘ Preparing for the Magic Weight-loss Pill’.) read more
Mr. Annan was opening a special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with officials of the Bretton Woods institutions – the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) – as well as the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).Attending also were finance and development ministers and central bankers coming from the spring meeting of the World Bank and IMF held over the weekend in Washington, DC.As he wrote in his recent report, Mr. Annan said, “we will not enjoy development without security, we will not enjoy security without development, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.”That is why I have proposed a comprehensive agenda, giving equal weight and attention to these three great purposes of the United Nations, all of which must be underpinned by the rule of law,” he said.He also called on rich countries to increase overseas development assistance (ODA) to 0.7 per cent of gross national product or income (GNP, GNI), “with front-loading through an international finance facility (IFF) or other mechanism” and with an active search for new sources of funds and new ways to ensure that the debt burden of developing countries is sustainable.”I am hoping that Member States will be galvanized, not only by the self-evident urgency of taking steps to deal with poverty, as well as terrorism and the spread of deadly weapons and, indeed, deadly disease, but also by a sense of the unique opportunity that this year presents. Both on the development side and on the security and institutional side, there is now a widespread sense of ‘if not now, when?'” Mr. Annan said.A series of meeting over the next few months provided a unique chance to make real changes in the international system to make the world freer, fairer and safer for all its inhabitants, he noted, referring to the General Assembly’s high-level dialogue on Finance for Development in June, followed by an ECOSOC high-level segment, the summit of the Group of Eight (G-8) most industrialized countries in July, the autumn meetings of the World Bank and the IMF in September, and the WTO ministerial meeting in December.The ECOSOC President, Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, said today’s meeting should make a useful contribution to the September summit and it was fitting that the theme was “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus” of 2002.The President of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board, Mary Whelan of Ireland, said developing countries could earn up to an additional $3 billion annually from trade, but most of the money accruing from the concluding 2006 Doha Round of the WTO’s negotiations probably would go to countries that already had a competitive edge.New merchandise exports had come from South and Southeast Asia and parts of Central and South America, she said, but export trade alone could not reduce poverty without development linkages with the rest of the economy and investment was not enough to support sustainable economic growth.World Bank/IMF Development Committee Chair Trevor Manuel of South Africa, who is also his country’s Finance Minister, said the panel had concluded yesterday that the advance towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), designed to end or lessen a host of socio-economic ills, had progressed on many fronts in the developing countries, but many would not be met, especially by sub-Saharan African countries.Agreeing on the MDGs, Deputy IMF Managing Director Agustin Carstens said the main challenge was to continue strengthening the investment environment and to foster private sector-led growth.Meanwhile, the potential for a sharper than expected rise in long-term interest rates and increased currency exchange volatility called for vigilance, he added. read more
Italy arrests siblings accused of huge VIP hacking campaign ROME – Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy.The motive of the sprawling campaign, which carried Masonic overtones, remains a mystery. But those in the crosshairs included Matteo Renzi when he was Italian premier, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and much of the cream of Italy’s elite.“In the eight months we have been investigating, we haven’t registered any evidence of extortion activity, or attempts to (use hacked data) to obtain influence,” Roberto Di Legami, who directs the Italian national police division that specializes in combatting internet and other communications network crimes, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday.Police said Tuesday that it was an assist from the FBI that helped cracked the “cyberespionage headquarters” and led to Monday’s arrests of Giulio Occhionero, 45, and his 49-year-old sister Francesca Maria Occhionero. They are being kept in isolation in two different jails in Rome, police said.The two live in the Italian capital, where they are reportedly well known in the world of high finance. They also have a legal residence in London, where at one point they registered a securities company, Di Legami said.Prosecutors’ requests for the arrest warrants alleged that the duo tried to hack into Renzi’s personal email twice in June, when he was still premier, and into Draghi’s email account once in June and again in July.A person familiar with the matter said there was no indication any European Central Bank account was successfully breached. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the matter.Italian police were generous with praise for the FBI’s help. Di Legami said the FBI found the servers despite the suspect’s use of the online anonymity tool Tor to mask their electronic movements.The FBI did not return a message seeking comment on the nature of its assistance, confirming only that it had helped with the investigation through the U.S. Embassy in Rome.All but one of the servers the Occhioneros allegedly used in their scheme were located in the United States, Di Legami said. He added that, until the Americans hand the servers to Italian investigators, it will not be known if any of the hacking attempts succeeded and if so, what data might have been extracted from the targeted accounts.Police said investigators would be analyzing “an enormous mound of sequestered material” in the United States.The motive for the hacks was unclear, although lines of code in the software — including the English-language string “Pyramid Eye” — suggest a Masonic connection.Giulio Occhionero was a high-ranking member of a Masonic lodge, Di Legami said.An email sent to Giulio Occhionero’s personal address was not immediately returned; a LinkedIn message left with Francesca Maria’s account also was not returned.Other prominent Italians whose accounts allegedly were targeted include Fabrizio Saccomanni, a former Italian economy minister who also served as a top official of Italy’s central bank; a Catholic cardinal holding Vatican posts; Mario Monti, an economist who wrestled with Italy’s financial crisis as premier from 2011 to 2013; former top officials of the Italian tax police squad; and Italian politicians from across the political spectrum.Politicians expressed relief that a cyber-spy operation had been unmasked and demanded investigators get to the bottom of it.“Everything must be rapidly cleared up, avoiding news leaks,” Debora Serracchiani, a top official with Renzi’s Democratic Party, said. “Certainly, a criminal plan has been uncovered upon which many hypotheses can be made.”The alleged hacking operation came to light as Italian politics already are roiled over Renzi’s stepping down as premier last month after a referendum defeat and manoeuvring ahead of likely early elections that could come this year.Ignazio La Russa, a right-wing lawmaker who was among the cyber-spies’ targets, was quoted by the Italian news agency ANSA as saying that he did not feel anguished about information of his that may have been taken.“A member of Parliament must be transparent. If they asked me, I would have given them the info gratis,” La Russa said.La Russa added: “I’d be sorry however, if they spied on my private life, entering in the accounts of my wife or children.”Giulio Occhionero co-founded a boutique Roman investment firm named Westlands Securities SpA, according to his LinkedIn profile and a former employee of the company who didn’t want to be identified in connection with the investigation.Di Legami said investigators think the firm might have been set up largely as a cover for criminal activities, although they found evidence Westland Securities provided legitimate financial advising, including for construction at a southern Italian port, and also had some dealings in stocks and bonds.Giulio Occhionero was the main force in the duo, drawing on his background as an engineer — he has a degree in nuclear engineering — as well as formidable talent as a quantitative analyst, the police official said.Francesca Maria Occhionero, whose LinkedIn page shows she served as Westland Securities’ managing director, mainly helped with support logistics, Di Legami said.Di Legami said the investigators’ big break came when a security manager at a government office dealing with computer security received an email from a law office he didn’t recognize.Alarmed, the manager asked a security firm to trace the IP address. When the IP address didn’t match the one used by the law office, police investigators picked up the trail.Di Legami said the hackers used sophisticated and complex malware and were able to access their victims’ networks for long periods of time, remotely harvesting emails, communications and other documents from targeted computers.In all, the suspects allegedly obtained some 18,000 usernames and nearly 1,800 passwords.The suspects created numerous folders to divide up their targets. Among the more creatively named ones was a folder dubbed “Bros” that included persons who supposedly belong to a Masonic lodge and another folder dubbed POBU — for politicians and business — in which various individuals from high-level politics and business were listed.Investigators moved to have the suspects arrested because of the “concrete danger” they could flee abroad, police said.___Satter reported from Paris. David McHugh in Frankfurt, Germany, contributed to this report.___This story has been corrected to show the male suspect’s age is 45, not 44.___Online:Frances D’Emilio is on twitter at www.twitter.com/fdemilioRaphael Satter can be reached at http://raphaelsatter.com by Frances D’Emilio And Raphael Satter, The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2017 6:07 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This undated image taken from video and made available by the Italian Police on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, shows two police officers working at a computer station. Italian police say they have arrested two suspects, a brother-and-sister team, for trying to hack the personal email accounts of leading public figures, including reportedly those of former premier Matteo Renzi and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi (Polizia di Stato HO via ANSA) read more
Forge Group subsidiary Abesque Engineering has received a Letter of Award for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning Assistance (EPC) contract for Lynas Corp’s LampsUp-WA project near Laverton in Western Australia. The LampsUp-WA project involves expansion of Lynas’ Mt Weld rare earths concentration plant to increase design throughput capacity from the current 120,000 t to 240,000 t/y. The contract value is approximately A$36 million, and Abesque’s scope of works under the contract involves the design, supply, installation and provision of commissioning assistance for the expanded processing facilities and associated infrastructure items for the project. Site construction works are planned to commence in February 2012.Abesque completed the design and construction of the current (Phase 1) Mt Weld concentrator in March this year, also under an EPC contract. read more
TURKEY FORCED A Syrian passenger plane from Moscow to land in Ankara, reportedly suspecting it was carrying weapons, adding to tensions between the two neighbours and prompting a Russian demand for answers.Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey seized “objectionable cargo” from the the plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday.Anatolia news agency quoted officials as saying they suspected the aircraft was carrying arms.“There is illegal cargo on the plane that should have been reported” in line with civil aviation regulations, Davutoglu was quoted as saying by Anatolia.“There are elements on board that can be considered objectionable,” he said, adding that Turkey would hold on to the cargo for further investigation but declining to elaborate on the contents.TensionsTensions have been running high between Ankara and Damascus since the eruption of the conflict in Syria and were inflamed after a series of shell strikes from Syria on Turkish soil, including one attack that left five civilians dead last week.Ankara scrambled two jets to force the Airbus A-320 plane to land in Ankara on suspicion that was carrying weapons and ammunition.The confiscated cargo was believed to be missile parts, NTV news channel reported, while state-run TRT speculated it could be communications equipment headed for Damascus.The plane was allowed to leave at 11.30 GMT, nine hours after it was intercepted, with all of its 35 passengers on board, Anatolia said.Seventeen of them were Russian nationals, including children, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency, citing a foreign ministry source.The Russian embassy in Ankara has already contacted the government, demanding an explanation on the circumstances of the forced landing, according to the Interfax source.But Davutoglu said “the incident would not affect Turkish-Russian relations at this point”.SearchesEarlier this month, Iraq stopped and searched a Syria-bound Iranian cargo plane but allowed it to continue as no prohibited items were found.And in June, Britain forced a Russian cargo vessel allegedly carrying attack helicopters and missiles for Syria to turn back.Following the forced landing, Ankara warned Turkish airline companies against using Syrian airspace to avoid a possible retaliation from Damascus, NTV said.The warning briefly interrupted Turkish air traffic, with Turkish planes changing routes to avoid Syrian skies.The Turkish army had warned earlier Wednesday of a stronger response if Syrian shells continued to land on Turkish soil, after parliament agreed to give the government a mandate to authorise cross-border operations where necessary.“We have retaliated (for Syrian shelling) and if it continues, we’ll respond more strongly,” the head of Turkey’s armed forces, General Necdet Ozel, said in Akcakale.Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also warned Damascus not to test the patience of the NATO member state and vowed Ankara would not tolerate such acts on its soil.Read: Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo> read more
Boutique shopping in Dublin in the 1960s Source: Four Courts PressIN THE AFTERMATH of The Emergency, neutral Ireland’s experience of World War II, the country experienced a couple of decades’ worth of intense change, no more than the rest of the world.The 1950s and (particularly) the 1960s saw Ireland dragged kicking and screaming into a new, modern era.How the capital evolved in those 20 years is explored, in text and evocative images, in ‘Dublin in the 1950s and 1960s: Cars, Shops and Suburbs’ by UCD geographer and Associate Professor Joe Brady, the latest volume in the Making of Dublin City series. Traffic gridlock on Grafton Street Source: Four Courts Press Source: Four Courts Press Source: Four Courts PressThe evolution of the city has been an interest of Brady’s all his academic life. A native of Fairview on the city’s northside he says: “any good geographer is always interested in the landscape around them.”“The new book looks at what things were like in Dublin in two very contrasting decades,” he says. Sandymount Strand Source: Four Courts Press“The 50s were quite gloomy, but not for everybody. It’s true there was probably a lot of dull and fairly dark things happening in Ireland in the 50s, but for others life went on.”The book is just an attempt to get a flavour for what the city was like.In Brady’s own words, he does so by looking at the bigger picture, and smaller, more personal vignettes, “like the Bowl of Light on O’Connell Bridge”, which was placed there in 1953. The Bowl was the centrepiece of An Tóstal, an annual festival that ran throughout the 1950s. “The row over it went on for nearly 10 years,” laughs Brady. “The population was horrified when they saw it – this bowl with its rotating flames.”So you have a Trinity student who grabs the plastic flames and throws them into the Liffey, and then you have a whole load of cartoons of the Liffey flinging them back! The Bowl of Light was the centrepiece of the “An Tóstal” on O’Connell Bridge in 1953 @LouiseClissold #Dublin pic.twitter.com/vFYH59ROH0— Old DublinTown. com (@OldDublinTown) September 1, 2013 By Cianan Brennan Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 8:50 AM Bigger pictureBut the book also looks at how Dublin came to evolve into its current guise – that means infrastructure, retail therapy, and house-ownership.“The only real difference in the 1950s from the previous era was that car-ownership was on the increase,” says Brady. “And the growth in cars couldn’t be totally accommodated, but you could do so to a certain degree.” O’Donovan Rossa Bridge, with Christchurch in the background Source: Four Courts Press Merrion Square Park Source: Four Courts Press Traffic leading onto O’Connell Street Source: Four Courts PressThis leads to the 40 years of planning that went on up until a decade ago. The idea back then was to build urban motorways that cut right through the city. Fortunately, in the 1950s the money just wasn’t there.This saw Dublin engaging in much “soul-searching” as to what kind of city would be needed by a car-owning population.The other big movement in society, says Brady, was Dublin people’s discovery of the joys of suburban life, and the changing of the relationship between citizens and their city centre. Source: Four Courts Press Tallaght, 1960s Source: Four Courts Press“This is all a product of the 1960s,” he says. “The car is opening out areas that couldn’t previously be used. With that comes new methods of shopping, and suddenly you have alternatives to the city centre.”In the 40s there was only one Dublin city centre. Now there are many focuses for retail sales. So you’ve got shopping centres opening in Stillorgan and Cornelscourt in the late 1960s.So how would he describe the two decades he’s been scrutinising?“The 50s is slow and steady, the 60s is fast and energetic.”In the 60s people were starting to see a bit of money in their pocket. Everyone had rented before but now people are starting to think about owning their own home. They’re thinking about the car and the television, even foreign holidays. http://jrnl.ie/3293405 27,021 Views Mar 18th 2017, 8:50 AM 31 Comments Pictures: A new book explores how the 1950s and 1960s shaped the Dublin we know today 1950s saw the mass-introduction of cars in Dublin. The 1960s saw a people’s way of life change at a rate of knots. The GPO on O’Connell Street, prior to the fall of Nelson’s Pillar in 1966 Source: Four Courts Press“Not everyone was of course. But it was the people who changed things.”‘Dublin in the 1950s and 1960s: Cars, Shops and Suburbs’ is available now hereRead: Picture this: Looking back at Dublin’s old St Patrick’s Day ParadesRead: ‘This is Ireland’: Beautiful one-stop website really sells the country to the world Share Tweet Email9 Short URL Source: Old DublinTown. com/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
Kevin De Bruyne has backed Vincent Kompany to recover in time for Belgium ahead of the World Cup and he expects the skipper to play a big part in Russia, even if he misses the first few gamesThe Manchester City playmaker played for Belgium on Wednesday night as they cruised to a convincing 3-0 win over Egypt without Kompany, as he continues his recovery from the injury sustained last week.Despite doubt’s over the 32-year-old’s availability this summer, Roberto Martinez selected Kompany in his final 23-man squad for Belgium and De Bruyne backed the coach’s decision.“He will be fine,” he told Sky Sports.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“Maybe not for the first few games. I don’t know how he’s going to react to the treatment or how quickly he will progress but hopefully, he will be ready as soon as possible.“We don’t have to take any risks because we should be able to get through the group with the team we have but obviously he if he is fit to play it’s going to really help us.”Belgium have one more friendly with Costa Rica on Monday, before their Group G opener against Panama on 18 June. read more
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe government seems to be making a tremendous effort in fighting money-laundering in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In addition, to a recently held anti-money laundering training at Beaches Resort and Spa, the government is now hoping to pump funds into the area in an effort to minimize money-laundering activities in the TCI. At last Cabinet sitting, the country’s leaders advised the governor to approve monies amounting to more than $120,000 to improve the ability of the relevant authorities to detect money laundering, among beneficiaries of the fund are the Marine branch of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more
El Cajon Town Hall meeting with Mayor Bill Wels Posted: January 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, January 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells is scheduled to hold his first Town Hall meeting of the year to give residents a chance to weigh in on their concerns and ask questions.During the meeting Wells plans to answer questions about how the city is working to solve pressing issues, talk about projects and developments coming to El Cajon.Wells said he expects the city’s population of homeless individuals to be a hot topic of conversation at the meeting, set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30 at El Cajon Valley High School.For more information on the meeting click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: El Cajon FacebookTwitter read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are some recent announcements from the Wilmington Recreation Department:Seaside Adult Art ClassCelebrate summer winding down with a seaside themed art class! Decorate your home or give them away as unique gifts!In our “Seaside” program, adults will create 2 projects: a decorative sign and your choice of a mermaid, seahorse, shark or seashell collection. Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, you will use stencils, paint and sealants on a prepared piece of wood to create their own project that will remind you of summertime at the shore. This will be held on Wednesday, August 8 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Cost is $55.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call the Recreation Department, at 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.“Fall Into New York City” Overnight TripOn Thursday – Saturday, Sept. 6 – 8, the Wilmington Recreation Dept. will venture to the Big Apple for a great getaway. You will stay at the elegant Roosevelt Hotel in mid-town Manhattan. Once you’re settled, you are free to explore the city at your leisure. Take in a Broadway show, tour the 9/11 Museum, Ellis Island or any of the limitless options the “city that doesn’t sleep” has to offer. Included in this trip is roundtrip motor coach transportation, 2 nights’ hotel accommodations, tour escort, taxes and service charges. Attached is a copy of the trip flyer with more details. Please let us know if you have any questions!To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call the Recreation Department, at 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(NOTE: The above announcements are from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For Upholstery Workshop This FallIn “Community”Wilmington Recreation Has Discounted Tickets To Canobie Lake Park’s ScreeemfestIn “Community” read more
As the winter approaches, many animals are migrating south, but there’s one sly creature that scientists say in recent years has started to remain in the high Arctic in the winter. Red foxes have not only expanded their habitat into the far north, the charismatic, bushy tailed mammal is out-competing the native Arctic fox and causing problems at oil field dumpsters in Prudhoe Bay.Download Audio
With the party season on us, you know you’ve got your fabulous party outfits ready! But with winter here, you don’t want to put on some dowdy jacket that takes away from your perfect party look? Worry no more! Experts list down some tips to look cool this winter For men4Layering is definitely the way to go during the winter! Layer a clean white shirt, with a round neck sweater to look suave while remaining toasty warm. Finish the look with a trench coat, which is without a doubt a timeless piece of clothing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Sport outfits in darker tones including greys, yak brown, indigo, and other darker blues, which are perfect for the winter months. 4Complete your look with winter accessories including woolen neck warmers, and hand mittens or warmers.For women4Merino wool is a great fabric for winters. It protects you from the cold as much as it allows for the air to circulate. Besides this functional use, it also drapes and falls like a dream enabling jackets to layer up beautifully on anything. 4Layering is definitely something one can play with to build cosy and chic looks this winter. 4Play with colour blocking and different lengths of merino wool layers for a trendy look. read more
About Microsoft Edge’s secret Flash whitelist by Martin Brinkmann on February 21, 2019 in Internet – Last Update: February 21, 2019 – 23 commentsMicrosoft’s Edge web browser users a secret Flash whitelist that allows Flash content to run without click to play protection on included sites.Microsoft Edge, the default browser of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, supports Adobe Flash natively. Flash is set to click-to-play in the browser, and users may disable Flash entirely in the browser’s settings.Microsoft releases Flash updates regularly on the company’s monthly patch day to fix security issues discovered in Flash.It came to light recently that Microsoft implemented a Flash whitelist that allowed Flash content to run on 58 different domains without user interaction. Sites on that list included Deezer, Facebook, the MSN portal, Yahoo, or QQ but also entries that one would not necessarily expect on such a list like a Spanish hair salon.Microsoft limited the list on this month’s Patch Tuesday update to just two Facebook entries and enforced the use of HTTPS for these sites after a Google engineer filed a bug report with the company in late 2018.Microsoft obfuscated the list and the Google engineer had to crack it using a dictionary of known and popular domain names.According to the bug report, Flash content is allowed to load if it is hosted on one of the whitelisted domains or if the Flash element is larger than 398×298 pixels.Attackers could exploit the list to bypass click to play policies entirely or use XSS vulnerabilities on some of the included sites. Microsoft Edge respects Flash click to play policies on all other sites. Users need to allow the execution of Flash content in Microsoft Edge on non-whitelisted sites.It is unclear why Microsoft added the whitelist; it is possible that it did so to improve compatibility on select sites. While that would make sense on major sites like Flashbook that still host Flash content, it is unclear which parameters Microsoft used to create the list.The list features some arcade sites that host Flash games, but does not list equally popular arcade sites that also host Flash games. It is puzzling that some sites are on the list while other are not. It is possible that some sites were addedWe contacted Microsoft for comment but have not heard back yet. We will update the article if additional information comes to light.Closing WordsIt is puzzling that Microsoft would add a Flash whitelist to its Edge browser considering that Microsoft never fails to highlight Edge’s security features. Allowing sites to run Flash content without user permission is highly problematic from a security point of view even on popular sites.Taking away control and not disclosing the fact to users is highly problematic not only from a security point of view but also when it comes to trust.Now You: What is your take on this?SummaryArticle NameAbout Microsoft Edge’s secret Flash whitelistDescriptionMicrosoft’s Edge web browser users a secret Flash whitelist that allows Flash content to run without click to play protection on included sites.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement read more
Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Technology | September 15, 2010 New Point-of-Care Configuration for Ultrasound System Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more September 15, 2010 — Designed for use in point-of-care settings, (bringing the ultrasound to the patient, not the patient to ultrasound), the CX50 POC is now available. The compact, portable system can provide reliable information to clinicians during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and ultrasound-guided pain management. The technology can also be applied in critical/intensive care and emergency care settings.The CX50 POC, from Philips, offers a broad range of capabilities needed for ultrasound-guided procedures and focused exams, including cardiac, vascular access, lung, abdominal, ob/gyn and musculoskeletal. It is well-suited for: technically difficult exams and procedures, including those for patients who are obese, unable to move or on ventilators; physicians who require a high level of confidence for point-of-care imaging decisions and procedures; customers who value intuitive system controls and workflow features such as quick, one-button automated image optimization and customers who want a system which offers advanced capabilities that can grow with them as their ultrasound program expands.For more information: www.healthcare.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… 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 read more
TIANJIN, China – Here’s a big win for animal rights activists and lovers of four-legged, furry friends: Pizza, the ‘world’s saddest polar bear’, has been removed from a shopping mall aquarium in China and moved to an undisclosed ocean park in North China where she has been reunited with her parents.The three-year-old female bear has become the focus of global attention after a video was posted online by the Hong Kong-based Animal Asia group. In the video, Pizza was seen lying on her side in a glass enclosure in Guangzhou, looking sad and listless. Proving the power of social media, the global outcry has apparently prompted officials to take action and relocate the animal.“Pizza the polar bear will temporarily leave Guangzhou and return to her birthplace,” the Grandview Mall Aquarium said on its account on the social media platform WeChat.According to The Guardian, the move was part of ongoing upgrades and “minor alterations” to the mall. The aquarium will remain open during Pizza’s absence, but did not say when she is expected to return from her temporary stay at the ocean park.More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsAnimal rights groups have called for the stay to be permanent, saying that conditions in the mall were unsuitable. .In October, Humane Society International and three Chinese animal rights groups called for the mall to be close, saying Pizza’s pacing and head-swaying behavior were evidence of mental decline. In addition, more than a million people signed a petition calling for Pizza to be removed, reports The Telegraph. Posted by Monday, November 14, 2016 ‘World’s saddest polar bear’ temporarily rescued from Chinese mall Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> read more
Israel will be the 31st country Ryanair serves. The company, which is trying to expand to other Middle East destinations, said it is continuing to negotiate with Israeli authorities to add more routes.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Patients with chronic pain give advice JERUSALEM (AP) — Europe’s low-cost airline Ryanair says it will start its first cheap flights in and out of Israel in November.The Irish budget airline said Tuesday it will offer twice-weekly flights between Israel’s Ovda airport near Eilat and Budapest, Kaunas, and Krakow. The company plans to serve 40,000 customers each year.Ryanair says its first Israeli flights will go on sale Thursday. The November and December flights will be available for two days at a special price starting at $32, or 29.99 euros. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories read more
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Protest organizers actually calculated that framing the march as pro-women rather than anti-Trump would work wonders. read more