Does the CBC define Canadian culture

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The shindig to announce a new season of CBC stuff is always a bit fraught. A person attending gets the feeling that the CBC does these events reluctantly. The people in charge would prefer if they were left alone to get on with producing CBC stuff, as though the CBC has a severe allergy to scrutiny.This ain’t unique in the Canadian TV racket. Most executives are hostile to scrutiny. But those executives come and go, and after a few years of buying U.S. programs to fill their schedules, they move on to a role even less taxing.But the CBC is there permanently, looming over everything, and last week’s shindig was more peculiar than usual. It was less about announcing a new season of CBC TV and mentioning some radio achievement than it was about announcing that the CBC is the crucible of Canadian culture. The CBC’s own perception of itself is that in a chaotic, shifting media landscape, the CBC is reliable, trusted and more Canadian than anything or anybody in the country. READ MORElast_img read more

Families take on the task of raising awareness of Canadas Fentanyl crisis

first_imgShaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsFamilies in Winnipeg are raising awareness to the dangers of Fentanyl.It’s the opioid painkiller that has caused hundreds of overdoses in British Columbia and Alberta.The problem is making its way east – and families in Winnipeg are now feeling it.srobinson@aptn.caFollow @shaneenonthescenelast_img

Ready or not Canadian business may face sanctions under EUs GDPR privacy

first_imgTORONTO – Any Canadian business that collects personal information about residents of the European Union —whether they’re tourists, students or online customers —risks maximum fines of $30 million or more if they violate a sweeping new EU privacy law that takes effect Friday.But privacy experts say many small- and mid-sized Canadian companies have only recently become aware that they may be covered by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted by the 27-country regional government in 2016 with a two-year delay before enforcement starting on May 25, 2018.“Anybody that is collecting personal data from European residents — not only citizens — needs to comply with this,” Ale Brown, founder of Kirke Management Consulting, said in a phone interview from Vancouver.That’s equally true for a boutique fashion company selling purses, a university with students from a European country or a website using cookies or other information tracking features, she said. The GDPR could even affect small tourism-related business such as a resort or tour operator, because they have guests from all over the world.Besides having potentially hefty fines, the GDPR’s scope is also sweeping.It covers everything from giving people an opportunity to obtain, correct or remove personal data about themselves, to outlining rules for disclosing security breaches, to providing easily understood privacy policies and terms of service.One of the criticisms of GDPR has been that it could impose higher administrative costs on every company that wants to comply with the rules _ plus the potentially devastating impact of being hit with a fine for violating the law.Among those raising the alarm is Jake Ward, a spokesman for the recently formed Data Catalyst advisory council, which aspires to educate policy makers and businesses about the importance of the data-driven economy.“Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad bill, because I don’t necessarily think it is,” Ward said in an interview.“But there could have been some steps taken to appreciate that the challenges of small businesses is different from the large.”For example, he said, a fine of four per cent of annual revenue would be very painful for a large company like Facebook or Google but “that’s a death sentence for a small company that gets hit with a GDPR fine.”While the EU intends for its fines to be a real deterrent to breaking the privacy law, it does take into account a number of factors, such as whether the infringement is intentional or negligent, the actions taken to reduce damage to the individuals, and preparations in place to prevent non-compliance.However, it may impose the biggest fine applicable in a particular case and the ultimate maximum fine could be either 20 million euros (C$30 million), or four per cent of a company’s annual global revenue, whichever is greater.Brown said many of her larger clients have been grappling with the legal and operational implications of the GDPR for 18 months or more, but others have only recently become aware that they need to be ready too.A top priority for them, she said, is to respond quickly if somebody requests access to their personal information or corrections to what’s on file about them _ both rights recognized by the GDPR.“Smaller businesses in Canada may fly under the radar for awhile, because the supervisory authorities are going to have to prioritize, but if somebody lodges a complaint — they’re going to come,” Brown said.“From a financial, from a legal and a reputational perspective, you really don’t want a European supervisory authority knocking on your door.”They can begin to protect themselves by having a process in place for dealing with GDPR issues, as soon as possible, Brown said.“Do an inventory of the data you have, understand why you have it and document it.”It’s also important to be able to locate the information, which may reside in multiple places such as an in-house system, on a “cloud” service on somebody else’s servers, or on a mobile device like a smartphone, said Matthew Tyrer, a senior manager at the Ottawa office of data protection company Commvault.The arrival of GDPR has been an opportunity for Commvault as well as any Canadian company that can demonstrate it has taken the effort to protect their customers’ personal data, Tyrer said.“It will just make you that much more competitive and these are things we should probably have already been doing in the first place, when you look at the basics.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly spelled the first name of Jake Ward.last_img read more

Group of Egyptians Create Facebook Page Swear Allegiance to King Mohammed

By Soukaina AbbouFez – Young Egyptian activists pay homage to the King of Morocco, Mohamed the Sixth, on a new Facebook page that has reached a tremendous 18,000 likes in just four days. The page called: “Ehna shabab masreyin noubaye’ malek elmaghreb malek li masr” “We are Egyptian youth, we pledge allegiance to the King of Morocco King of Egypt.” The newly-created Facebook page posts photographs and statuses expressing respect and admiration to the inspiring political icon who recently was awarded with the medal of excellence as one of the most influential figures in the world 2014 as reported by the International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies.The admin of the page emphasized that “the preference of the king of Morocco is not a betrayal of Egypt, but it is a brave stance toward a brave king who respects his citizens and accomplishes great achievements for great people like Moroccans.”This statement pays tribute to all Moroccans in response to the TV presenter Amani El Khayat accusations that Morocco is “a country which bases its economy on prostitution.” El Khayat left both Moroccans and Egyptians grossly offended and disappointed by Egyptian media.The page aims to strengthen mutual respect, amity and bonds between Egyptians and Moroccans as well highlight the fine reputation of King Mohammed VI. read more

Abu Dhabi Fund Sells Part of its Ciment du Maroc Shares

Rabat – The Moroccan Capital Markets Authority (AMMC) announced that the Abu Dhabi Fund For Development (ADFD) has sold 35,517 Ciments du Maroc shares to the central market at a unit price of MAD 1,660, decreasing the ownership threshold to 5 percent.As a result of this transaction, which took place February 21,  ADFD  now holds 691,160 Ciments du Maroc shares, or 4.79 percent of the capital, according to a  statement from Casablanca’s stocks, issued March 1.ADFD is an autonomous institution established by the Government of Abu Dhabi in July 1971 and located in Abu Dhabi. Its main purpose is to support developing countries. Starting 1974, ADFD managed UAE government grants totaling AED 5.5 billion across 55 projects in Morocco.The fund has provided the country with approximately AED 3.5 billion in loans to finance 17 projects across the transport, housing, water, healthcare, and education sectors.During 2016, the stagnation of the Moroccan cement market highlighted the crisis of the construction industry. Pushed by a severe drop in national economic growth, the cement market closed the year with a 0.70 percent decrease in domestic sales.While sales showed a 5.9 percent increase during the beginning of 2016, they tumbled in subsequent quarters, canceling out the initial growth with three major declines: 10.8 percent for June, 19.1 percent for September, and 12.5 percent for December.However, in July 2017 the cement market experienced a sursprising surge of sales, only to fall in August by 10.33 percent to 1.28 million tons against 1.31 percent in the same month of 2016, following the decline in construction activity. read more

WatchTSX tumbles Wall Street mixed as Canadian earnings disappoint

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed in solidly negative territory Tuesday, dragged down by a more than three per cent drop in the metals and mining sector along with sharp pullbacks in both the industrial and energy sectors.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 66.16 points to 15,346.44 following a gain that exceeded more than 50 points on Monday.The Canadian dollar retreated for a third consecutive session after some impressive gains last week, closing down 0.34 of a U.S. cent at 81.43 cents.New York markets were mostly lower amid a mixed bag of earnings reports as investors tried to gauge the effect of the higher U.S. dollar on corporate profits.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 85.34 points at 17,949.59 after a plunge of more than 200 points Monday, while the S&P 500 shed 3.11 points to 2097.29. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq advanced 19.50 points to 5,014.10.On the commodity markets, the June crude contract closed down $1.27 at US$56.61 a barrel, while June gold rose $9.40 to US$1,203.10 an ounce and May copper fell three cents to US$2.70 cents a pound.“The volatility that we’ve been experiencing . . . to me it’s the market just being the market,” said Kash Pashootan, senior vice-president and portfolio manager at  First Avenue Advisory in Ottawa, a Raymond James company.“The reason why we’re scratching out heads trying to determine where this volatility is coming from is primarily because we haven’t seen very much of it over the last four or five years.”After five years of above historical average returns, especially the U.S. market, and with equities fully valued, investors are not likely to be as patient with anything “other than perfection,” Pashootan said.“In many ways it’s healthy to see this type of volatility at this point in the cycle because if we didn’t have this volatility, we face the risk of stocks getting ahead of themselves and becoming over-valued and potentially building the next bubble that at some point will pop.”In corporate news, Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B)  reported adjusted quarterly earnings of $64 million or 11 cents per share, down 40 per cent from $105 million or 18 cents per share a year earlier and three cents below the average analyst estimate as compiled by Thomson Reuters.Meanwhile, Teck announced a two-thirds cut in its dividend in response to current low commodity prices and the diversified miner’s outlook. It’s stock close down $1.09 or 6.44 per cent at $15.83.Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR), which reported higher quarterly earnings after markets closed Monday, saw its shares drop $2.57 or 3.08 per cent $80.78.And Canadian Pacific Railway, which reported an all-time quarterly profit of $320 million on Tuesday, nonetheless saw its shares drop $5.14 or 2.17 per cent to $232.12.“You’re seeing cautious profit-taking when it come to the rails as a result of the combined forces of these stocks not being under-valued and, arguably, a little bit expensive” at a time when investors are uncertain of the effect big drop in oil prices will have on the Canadian economy in the short to medium term, Pashootan said. read more

Malaysia seeks trial venue switch for Sri Lankan envoy

The unprecedented application was filed by the public prosecutor, with Sahib filing an affidavit in support of moving the court. Sahib said he believed that his safety was not guaranteed if he were to attend the trial in the Sepang Sessions Court as witness because large groups of Tamils had gathered there during the last two case managements.He said he was still traumatised by the Sept 4 brutal attack on him at the KLIA, a public area which should have tight security measures. Justice Nordin Hassan said it did not matter what Sahib felt but rather whether he could use his discretion judiciously to approve the application.He advised the lawyers to provide him further submissions on the legal position in Singapore and India as Section 417 of the CPC in Malaysia was similar to those countries.Nordin will deliver his ruling on April 20. (Colombo Gazette) The application in January was made under Section 417 (d) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) for the High Court to grant an order for the general convenience of a witness. Lawyer M Manoharan, who is appearing for the accused – A Kalaimughilan, V Balamurugan and V Ragunathan – said the application was an insult to the Malaysian judiciary, court staff and the police force.“This will open the floodgates for witnesses to make such an application,” he said, adding that there was no material evidence that Sahib’s safety and security was at stake.He said the ambassador could employ security officers to take care of his safety while in the court premises. Government lawyer Suhaimi Ibrahim today told the High Court that Sahib would be reluctant to come to Sepang as the court was located in a secluded area. “I fear for my safety and security if the trial is to be continued in Sepang,” he said, adding that he lodged a police report in January to express his concern.He said he felt safer to have the trial heard in the Kuala Lumpur court as security measures there were tighter and better.Sahib claimed Tamil groups had attempted to harm the staff of the Sri Langkan High Commission and a former prime minister at a Buddhist temple during his visit to Malaysia. Malaysia has filed an application, on the request of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Malaysia, to transfer a criminal trial from the Sepang court to Kuala Lumpur on security grounds, Free Malaysia Today reported.Last September, three men were charged with rioting and assaulting ambassador Ibrahim Sahib Ansar at the KLIA airport. read more

Happy Birthday to Aquaman King of the Seven Seas

first_img According to the DC Comics Calendar (from 1976), today, January 29th, is the birthday of Arthur Curry, aka the DC Comics’ superhero Aquaman. First appearing in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941, Aquaman has solidified himself as a cornerstone of the DC Universe. He is a husband, father, a founding member of the Justice League, and the king of Atlantis. Despite becoming the butt of many superhero-related jokes, especially during the more extreme 90’s and grittier 2000’s, Aquaman has recently come back to the forefront of the DC Universe. One of the few characters to benefit from DC Comics’ New 52 launch under the pen of Geoff Johns, Aquaman was rebooted as a self-aware hero, who overcame all of the jokes thrown his way by showing off his capabilities as a hero and a leader. Now, Jason Momoa is set to play the character in a Justice League movie later this year, as well as star in his own feature length movie set for release in 2018.The modern origin of the character is that he is the half-human, half-Atlantean son of Tom Curry and Atlanna, the queen of Atlantis. Raised by his human father, Tom, a lighthouse keeper, who hides his son’s Atlantean origins from him, only explaining it to him once Arthur’s aquatic abilities begin to develop. Once Arthur makes his way to Atlantis and finds it under the reign of his evil half-brother, Orm, better known as Ocean Master, Arthur decides to use his abilities to fight against injustice as the hero known as Aquaman. He goes on to join the Justice League in their first meeting, which is against the intergalactic hive mind known as Starro. Eventually, he meets Mera, an Atlantean outcast to whom he eventually marries and has a son with. Throughout his career as a hero, he commonly clashes with the villain known only as Black Manta, who cuts off Arthur’s hand and is responsible for the murder of Arthur’s son as well.via DC ComicsDuring the 1990’s, which are known to have been a weird era in superhero comics, Aquaman got a major revitalization. He grew out his hair and beard, was given a hook hand to replace the one cut off by Black Manta, and was stripped of his iconic golden orange and green, which was replaced with a more armor-like outfit, all of which was an attempt to make the character seem more tough or hard-core. This was all an effort to capitalize on the ideas of being “extreme” that the 1990’s seemed to push so heavily. This look did not last too long, however, as he eventually returns to his classic outfit, with a new hand made out water. The character was again rebooted in the mid-2000’s when Arthur Curry disappeared and was replaced by a character named… Arthur Curry, who also looked a lot like him. It didn’t really make a ton of sense but this was quickly done away with by the time that the New 52 reboot rolled around.via DC ComicsA character on the come up, an underdog of superheroes if there ever was one, Aquaman has nowhere to go but up with two blockbuster movies on the way. Aquaman was created as a sillier addition to the Golden Age roster of superheroes, and while it did not seem that the character would stand the test of time, here he is, over 75 years later. Everything that makes the character ridiculous also makes him endearing, with the kind of fun energy and charm that only other golden/silver age heroes seem to exude. Despite having been thought of so poorly for so long, Aquaman is undeniably a classic at this point, and we wish him a happy 76th birthday. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Aquaman’Amazon Baits Prime Customers With Advanced ‘Aquaman’ Screening Stay on targetlast_img read more

Nielsen Business Relaunches Real Estate Titles

first_imgWith a renewed focus on its Web sites, Nielsen Business Media’s two real estate industry publications—Commercial Property News and Multi-Housing News—are debuting a new look today in print and online.The September issues of both titles have a new logo and more user-friendly size and format, according to the company. Also, CPN and MHN both feature an updated editorial lineup that focuses on “thought leadership, industry insight, research, data, business intelligence and news analysis to give readers perspective on how industry news and developments will affect them and their businesses now and in the future.”On the Web side, and have expanded their digital offerings with products such as audiocasts, Webcasts and blogs. Multi-Housing News has introduced additional blogs to its line-up, including “Eye on the Economy,” “Capital Insights,” and “The Essential Kitchen,” while CPN has launched CPN Radio, a weekly online radio program that provides a macroeconomic outlook, industry updates and sector updates for the commercial real estate industry. The site also has a new blog called “Real Talk with CPN” that provides audiences with the latest news, views and trends. In addition, MHN will be launching a digital edition of its publication in the next few months.last_img read more

Wilmington Band Parents Wilmington Sons Of Italys Comedy Night A Huge Success

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy and the Wilmington High School Band Parents held another successful Comedy Night Fundraiser on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks Club.Close to 300 people attended the annual event to help support the fundraising activities of both organizations.Thanks to the tremendous effort of both groups, over $7,000.00 dollars was raised for the two organizations to split.Special thank you to Steve Bjork for helping organize the event by securing 3 fabulous comedians this year as he has for many years!Kevin Caira of the Wilmington Sons of Italy was the event Chairperson again this year and did a fantastic job leading and organizing the event as he has for many, many years!Left to Right: Andrea Desario (Band Parents), John Romano (Wilmington SOI President), Kevin Caira (Event Chairperson Wilmington SOI), Steve Sica (Band Parents President), Doreen Dawson (Band Parents)(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Sons of Italy.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTO: Wilmington Sons Of Italy Supports WHS Band Parents Trivia NightIn “Community”COMING SOON: Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”Wilmington Sons of Italy & WHS Band Parents To Hold Huge Yard Sale On September 7In “Community”last_img read more

Former Board of Fish nominee charged with PFD fraud

first_imgA former head of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Alaska Board of Fisheries nominee is being charged with illegally collecting $7,422 in Alaska Permanent Fund dividends between 2009 and 2014.Roland Maw, who owns a home in Kasilof, was charged Wednesday in Juneau District Court with 17 counts of theft and unsworn falsification on his applications for six years of Permanent Fund dividends and for commercial fishing permits.According to the charges, Maw left the state for over 90 days during those years, and did not disclose his length of his absences on his applications.In that time, Maw got resident sport licenses, permits and tags in Montana.He pleaded no contest last year to seven counts of license violations in seeking a Montana resident benefit while still claiming Alaska residency.He was fined $7,245 in that case, and the court banned him from hunting, fishing and trapping in Montana for 18 months.Maw also obtained resident fishing licenses in Alaska between 2008 and 2014, claiming Alaska residency on commercial fishing permits.Along with previously serving as the executive director of UCIDA, Gov. Bill Walker appointed Maw to the Board of Fisheries last January. The appointment proved controversial, especially as the Montana charges came to light, and Maw withdrew his name from consideration last February.last_img read more

Emergency radio kit from Southeast Alaska sent to help Puerto Rico broadcaster

first_imgLast Monday, a radio engineer in Juneau loaded four nondescript black cases into a truck and drove it to air cargo.Listen nowIt was one of three emergency radio broadcasting kits of its kind, designed in Southeast Alaska. On Thursday, it arrived in Puerto Rico, where Hurricane Maria wrecked communications infrastructure.Rich Parker helps keep Southeast Alaska public radio stations on the air (including KTOO).Part of Parker’s job as an engineer working on broadcasting infrastructure means maintaining the emergency radio kits – and he prepped Juneau’s for the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation.The emergency broadcasting kit has everything an engineer needs to set up a small radio station in less than a half-hour. Sitka and Ketchikan have similar systems.“This is what’s called a Radio to Go,” Parker said. “It’s a kit with studio components: mast with an antenna, a small transmitter and mic and other equipment you need to set up an emergency studio.”The kit has flexible power options. The audio equipment can be powered by a vehicle using an inverter, and the transmitter can even operate at reduced power by wiring together car batteries.CoastAlaska built the kit. The organization pools business, overhead and staff among a group of Alaska public radio stations, including KTOO.Mollie Kabler, the executive director of CoastAlaska, said the Corporation for Public Broadcasting had heard about the kit and contacted her.“Since it’s a custom built piece of equipment, I didn’t have anywhere to send them to get one,” Kabler said, “but I said ‘we’ll send it.’”An engineer from public radio station WNYC met the kit in New York and took to WIPR in Puerto Rico. The kit will help the station stay on the air during the hurricane recovery.last_img read more

I taught sword fighting to none other than Sunny Deol Manas Adhiya

first_imgManas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas Adhiya says that he has done variety of action scenes that include wearing harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, teaching sword fighting to Sunny Deol.From the tender age of 4, where kids are yet to discover the world, Manas Adhiya began the journey as an actor. He performed in more than 200 live shows from 1996 to 2000 all over India and foreign countries, in Padmashree Kalyanji Anandji’s ‘Little Wonders’. He enjoyed acting on stage so much that he was confident that this is what he wants in life.Manas Adhiya, who started screen acting from 2003, completes 16 years in the industry. He says, “I still don’t believe that I have done enough to talk about, let alone brag about it. I believe I am a learner for life. Each and every role I play has helped me grow as an actor and I believe I’m still learning.”Manas has been challenged with diverse roles, from characters which needed a different and strong accent to expressions like that of a south Indian Iyer, a Punjabi munda, a Gujrati bhai, a Muslim bhaijaan, a Marathi manoos, a north Indian Pandey ji or of a Christian boy. He did them with all honesty. He has also experienced variations in the plot that demanded, kissing and bed scenes, drunk state, action drama, super natural powers and death.Manas says, “I’ve never shied away from the camera. I made sure to try and give my best each time. In my growing up years, people have encouraged me to be what I want to be. I took them very seriously and I said I want to become all of it.”He has played multiple characters of being a lover, a psycho thirsty for revenge, a geek, an outlaw, a prisoner, a villain with supernatural powers as owl man, faked to be his father’s ghost and scared people, and cried his heart out. He’s played a handicap, a thief, and a supportive best friend.Manas says, “In reel life, I have lost count of how many times I have been a killer. So far, I have killed my daadi, nani, younger brother, uncle and watchman. I have also committed suicide and been killed thrice, once murdered at a cricket pitch, another by a seventeen year old girl and not to forget, also been killed by the beautiful, Mouni Roy, as Naagin. I have bullied, leaked exam papers, taken out dead bodies from graveyard and lakes, jumped from first floor breaking glass window, had evil owl powers inside me, drove a truck, did IPL betting, used abusive languages, been in a courtroom and jail too.” Manas AdhiyaPR HandoutManas adds, “In this wonderful journey of acting, I have got a chance to play sports like cricket, lawn tennis and football while filming the scenes. I have also worn harness cables to fly and save Karishma Tanna, performed different action scenes that include pulling Vivek Dahiya from falling off the cliff, found pokemons under water, taught sword fighting to none other than Mr. Sunny Deol. I have had the chance to play historical roles where I was one of the close friends of Chandragupta Maurya. Strangely, I have played a range of characters, with the funniest of names, such as Natarajan Subramanium Iyer aka Nutty, Gotya, Zulfi, Pinchu, Ghanghor, Zirfan, Pyaare, Sushu, Pallav and the like.”Although Manas has been in the entertainment industry for a short time he has had the opportunity to share the screen with great actors like Shahid Kapoor, Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Sunny Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Manisha koirala, Deepti Naval, Ayesha Takia, Sushant Singh, Ronit Roy, Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra, Sudha Chandran, Ada Khan, Aashka Goradia, Karishma Tanna, Vivek Dahiya, Raghu Ram, Sharad Kelkar, Raju Kher, Suniel Shetty and MS. Dhoni.”By the grace of God, I’ve been fortunate to work with ace film makers like Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kohli, Ahmed Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Craig Gillespie, Ronnie Screwvala and Atul Taishete. I wouldn’t say that I am 16 years old in this industry, but I am 16 years younger and hopefully I have a long way to go,” he concludes.Manas Adhiya was last seen in Alt Balaji’s ‘Medically Yourrs’ with Shantanu Maheshwari , he has portrayed the character of Pallav Pandey, a medical student. The show is set in the backdrop of Kolkata.last_img read more

New paper by prominent scientists suggests ocean levels will rise much faster

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Explore further © 2015 A group of 17 scientists with varied backgrounds, including noted climatologist James Hansen has written a paper describing a scenario where the world’s oceans rise much faster than other models have predicted—they have uploaded it to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics—an open access site created to allow for public peer review of researcher ideas. Citation: New paper by prominent scientists suggests ocean levels will rise much faster than predicted (2015, July 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from At issue is the degree to which the world’s ocean levels will rise if global atmospheric temperatures rise by 2 C, a standard that has been set as a seemingly acceptable level. The authors argue that such a rise will result in much faster ice melting than other models have suggested, resulting in a rise of the world’s oceans to dangerous levels. They suggest it likely will occur even if atmospheric levels are somehow kept below that benchmark.To come to these conclusions, the team looked at what happened before—back during the Eemian period (prior to the last Ice Age), when atmospheric temperatures were approximately 1 C warmer than they are now. They found that ocean levels were higher than they should have been based on modern models. That finding sent them looking for an explanation—after much work they came up with the idea that a small amount of atmospheric warming led to a small amount of sheet ice melt, which led to a change in ocean current patterns, which created a feedback loop—the more the ice sheet melted the faster it began to melt due to trapped warm water below. They conclude that adhering to the 2 C rise will lead to a very dangerous situation, where coastal areas and island countries will face dire consequences.The paper has already been met with some criticism by other climatologists, though most appear to agree that politicians voting on an acceptable degree of atmospheric rise is likely not in the world’s best interest. Also, it appears, because the paper is addressed to policymakers, that the researchers are hoping their work will cause more than just a change in the standards that have been set—that it might also wake the human race to the cataclysmic changes that really are coming and cause us to change our ways before it is too late—if it is not already. More information: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 15, 20059-20179, 2015 DOI: 10.5194/acpd-15-20059-2015 Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warminglast_img read more

Swapping is a decision for mature adults be aware of consequences

first_imgMy son is 29. I think he’s gay. He’s avoiding marriage nor do I ever see him with any girl! How do I find out the truth?Sarita Verma, PatnaAttraction for same sex is there from the days of the Mahabharat. First of all, please do not treat him as a paitent or some sort of a criminal. I have friends from all the walks of life, some of them are gays. So what?! They are super successful and happy in life. I think all mothers want that from their children that they stay happy. Talk to him. Confront and but take it easy! It could also be that he’s focussing on career and hence neglecting marriage.  Don’t hitch him up with a girl and ruin both their lives or jump to conclusions too fast. Observe and have a constructive confrontation with your son! Cheer up! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I have seen a couple of blue films and since then I am always thinking of sex. I’m in high school and feel desperate. I don’t have a girlfriend. What can I do?Name withheld, Noida.Don’t worry dear! At your age, this is normal. The hormones rage. But, concentrating on studies is a priority. Don’t neglect that. After just a couple of years you will realise how important degrees and career is. You can always resort to ‘self love’ as masturbation is always the best way to vent out the feelings. I’m sure, very soon you will find your girlfriend but please don’t jump into a physical relationship until you are sure about your partner. Losing your virginity is a pleasure. Preserve it for the right one. Enjoy life and its moments. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWe are married and have a kid. How good or bad partner swapping is? We even want to experiment group sex. We both are married, mature and completely in love – this is just for experimentation and to add spice to our sex lives. What do you think?Vinnie, New DelhiWell, I’m nobody to judge the bad or the good of swapping partners. You both are mature adults and you’ll know better what works for you. I’m sure swapping/group sex is a colorful act but can’t really comment on its consequences later. This is the decision of two adults who are participating in it. Just ensure that some momentory pleasures do not lead to permanent damage. As parents you have a responsibilty towards your child. Don’t do anything that will cast a negative shadow in the mind of the young one. Enjoy life. Experiment. But please be extra safe. Life is a long journey and sometimes we neglect consequences while we enjoy the present. My best friends’ parents got divorced. She is shattered. I feel very helpless. We are in 8th standard. How can I help her?Tania Rai, New DelhiJust be extra kind and extra supportive towards her. Help her in whatever way you can. With her homework, taking her out for movies, bringing her over to your place for studies, sleepovers. Your parents can also help by being supportive when you spend time with her.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

Nangiarkoothu – The Dance of Expressions

first_imgFrom July 21 a special documentation and dance performance series has been taking place at Sangeet Natak Akademi, in the national Capital which will go on till today. The event will cover Nangiarkoothu and Kutiyattam dance forms. Nangiarkoothu is an art form that demonstrates the story of Lord Krishna and predominantly performed as a solo dance by the Nangiars. It is in all aspects, one of the gorgeous and powerful acting heritages of India highlighting the original form of ancient artistry backed by a thousand years of tradition preserved in Kerala.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On the first day of the series, talented artiste, Guru Kalamandalam Girja (P.N. Girijadevi) performed to mesmerize the audience through her eye movements and hand gestures. She is the very first female performer outside the traditional community of Nangiar to take up the art. She was the member of the first foreign tour of Kutiyattam in 1980 to Poland and France. After completing her formal training, Guru Girija joined her alma-mater as a teacher and in 2014 retired from Kalamandalam as a Head of the Department. Since then she has become the Acharya at Mrunmaya. She was accompanied by SjithVijayan, Rahul, Hari Krishnan and Neethu G Raj on instruments at the performance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGirijadevi presented the birth of Kamsa. The performance revolved around the character Shooraseni, the daughter of Shoorsena, who was married to Ugrasena- the king of Mathura.  Once when she went to take a holy dip in the Yamuna, a demon called Dramila, noticed her and was at once infatuated by her beauty. Ugrasena was out for hunting and at that opportunity Dramila disguised himself as Ugrasena and got into a relationship with the queen, which resulted in Shooraseni’s pregnancy.  After ensuring that, Dramila left the queen alone. When she returned to the palace, she gave birth to a male child called Kamsa and as Kamsa was believed to be a bad omen and queen of Mathura left him in the forest. When he became a youth, he set out to meet Ugrasena and eventually conquers the kingdom of Mathura and imprisons Ugrasena. Kamsa enthrones himself as the king of Mathura. The duration of performance was into two parts 1 and a half hour each. On the stage PN Girijadevi becomes the narrator, Ugrasena, Shooraseni, Dramila and the maids.last_img read more

EdwardElmhurst Health Invests 7 Million in Smart Choice MRI

first_img Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more May 18, 2016 — Integrated health system Edward-Elmhurst Health, Naperville, Ill., is investing $7 million in Mequon, Wis.-based Smart Choice MRI, the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provider in the country to offer every MRI for an all-inclusive fee of $600 or less.“This new partnership is in line with our mission to always advance the health of our communities,” said Pam Davis, system CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “With our commitment to improvement, collaboration and innovation, this investment in Smart Choice MRI will provide greater service and choice to our patients as well as improved efficiency within our system.”The Edward-Elmhurst Health investment will fuel the groundbreaking of five new Smart Choice MRI clinics in the Chicago area, beginning in the fall with Bolingbrook, Oswego and Lombard, as well as an expansion into Minneapolis. Edward-Elmhurst Health doctors will continue to make MRI referrals based on the most appropriate location for patient care.Smart Choice MRI currently has three Chicago area clinics, in Schaumburg, Glenview and Skokie, and another due in downtown Chicago in July. Smart Choice MRI also supports six Wisconsin clinics.In addition, Bill Kottmann, recently announced as president and CEO of Edward Hospital, effective July 1, is joining Smart Choice MRI’s Board of Directors to represent Edward-Elmhurst’s system interest in the partnership.Edward-Elmhurst Health is the second healthcare system to invest in Smart Choice MRI. ThedaCare, the largest healthcare system in Northeast Wisconsin, announced an investment of $3 million in February. Capital raised to fund a national expansion totals $14.5 million to date.Smart Choice MRI uses state-of-the-art GE technology and all scans are interpreted by sub-specialty, board-certified radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic. The price is always an all-inclusive $600 or less, which includes the scan as well as its reading.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 18, 2016 Edward-Elmhurst Health Invests $7 Million in Smart Choice MRI New partnership supports growing shift to patient-centered, value-based medicine Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Lou Holtz is leaving ESPN

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix learned this weekend that ESPN “has parted ways with Lou Holtz” according to Richard Deitsch.An ESPN spokesperson told SI, “Lou brought a champion’s perspective and a legacy of accomplishment to our coverage along with his distinctive style and humor. We appreciate his contributions and wish him all the best in the future.”No word yet on how this impacts Mark May…VIDEO: Lou Holtz dazzles Texas with a magic trick, championship wisdom Have to admit, I had never seen this gem…We must pass this vine down to our children. And our children’s children. RT @Adhocoutchea: @RagjUF— Richard Johnson (@RagjUF) April 13, 2015last_img read more

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