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Different perspectives Prime minister adamant pipeline to BC will be built

first_imgREGINA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the dispute between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn’t the first time provinces have disagreed on a project.Trudeau says there have been many times where provinces have taken what he calls “different perspectives” on a proposal.He says it’s important that the federal government show leadership to make sure the national interest is served.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to expand a fight with B.C. over Kinder Morgan’s pipeline by reducing the amount of oil her province ships.The pipeline dispute began earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil shipments until it could do more research on pipeline safety and spill response.Asked if Notley’s move will spur the federal government to get more aggressive on the project, Trudeau repeated that the pipeline will be built.last_img read more

Côte dIvoire standoff over but humanitarian crisis continues UN and partners warn

Today’s appeal represents a five-fold increase over the $32 million initially sought by aid agencies in January at the onset of the humanitarian crisis stemming from the fighting that ensued after Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down after he lost the UN-certified presidential run-off election last November to Alassane Ouattara.Mr. Gbagbo finally surrendered on Monday after more than four months of turmoil in the West African nation. UN aid officials have estimated that up to 1 million Ivorians have been displaced by the violence, with some internally displaced and others forced to flee into neighbouring countries – particularly Liberia, which is hosting 135,000 Ivorians. “The humanitarian crisis is not yet over,” said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Côte d’Ivoire, Ndolamb Ngokwey. “All across the country, it will take many months to restore people’s dignity and rebuild livelihoods.“Aid agencies will be here as long as it will take but we need to start now. We are asking for only $74 for each person affected,” he stated. The $160 million appeal aims to provide food security, nutrition, education, protection, water, health care and sanitation to as many as two million people throughout Côte d’Ivoire. It will also allow UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, to significantly scale up relief programmes, notably in the commercial capital of Abidjan and in the west.The appeal also seeks funding for aid to the north, an area that has received little attention during the past four months, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Humanitarian agencies have also appealed for $146 million to address the needs of the Ivorians who have sought refuge in Liberia.Meanwhile, the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) reports that the security situation in Abidjan is improving. In addition, water, electricity, and basic services have been restored in some areas, and businesses are re-opening and traffic is returning to the streets.“I would not be surprised to see that cars, taxis will emerge increasingly in large numbers by the end of the week,” said Y. J. Choi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNOCI. “We will help encourage people to leave their homes and resume their activities,” he added. In an effort to do just that, the mission organized a peace parade today in which a caravan of dozens of cars drove through the main streets of Abidjan to mark the improved security situation there. Mr. Choi, who took part in the event, did acknowledge that some districts of the city were not yet secure, noting for example that there is still sniper fire in Yopougon. He also pledged that UNOCI will continue to help Côte d’Ivoire meet the challenges it faces.Hamadoun Touré, spokesperson for UNOCI, said that Abidjan had seemed like a ghost town for the past several weeks. “People were scared to go out while they were short of basic needs like food, water and medicine,” he told the UN News Centre. “It [the parade] is a signal to encourage them to try and lead a normal life,” he said, adding that this was the right time to hold such an event since fighting has ended in the city and the post-electoral crisis has reached a turning point with the capture of Mr. Gbagbo.Cote 14 April 2011Although the political stand-off in Côte d’Ivoire ended earlier this week, the humanitarian crisis spawned by months of violence continues, United Nations agencies and their partners stressed today as they appeal for $160 million to scale up aid to affected populations inside the country. read more

Ban pays tribute to US computing pioneer Steve Jobs

6 October 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to Steve Jobs, the United States computing entrepreneur and inventor who has died at the age of 56. “Steve Jobs was unlike any other,” Mr. Ban said, according to a note released by his spokesperson. “He saw what others did not. He believed above all else in the power of human ingenuity – to create ‘tools’ that people could use, that would not only improve our lives but, quite literally, change the world. He was truly global force.”Mr. Jobs, the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc., died yesterday. He is credited with some of the biggest technological developments in computing of recent decades. read more

Over 2000 people affected

Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology said that due to the atmospheric disturbances in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery weather will continue during next few days. The Disaster Management Center said that 331 people have also been displaced by floods in Wattala and they have been temporarily housed at a school and with their relatives. Over 2000 people have been affected by the heavy rain over the past few days, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.According to the DMC the most number of people affected are in the Gampaha district numbering 2212 while the island wide total stood at 2232 people affected. Showers or thundershowers will be fairly widespread over the island during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls are also likely at some places, it said.it also said that showers or thundershowers can be expected in the Western and Southern provinces during the morning too. read more

Public advised not to fly kites 5km close to airports

The public have been urged not to fly kites 5km close to airports, the Airport and Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka said.The Airport and Aviation Authority said that flying kites close to airports is illegal and poses a threat to the safety of flights landing and departing the airport. (Colombo Gazette)

Special honours for two NGH employees

A registered practical nurse at Norfolk General Hospital is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. George Marshall Memorial Award.Lisa Turnbull was presented with the award by NGH President Kelly Isfan at an annual Christmas open house and awards event in December.Turnbull, who works on units 3E and 4B, has been at NGH since 2015. She was nominated by her peers for the award.“She is an inspiration – going above and beyond for patients and coworkers. She really lives our mission, vision and values at Norfolk General Hospital,” Isfan said in a media release.The award was named in honour of Dr. Marshall, who practised at NGH and acted as the employee health physician. His caring approach prompted the hospital to create the award.Turnbull, married with three teens, thanked her family members for their support. She also acknowledged her coworkers. “Everybody is wonderful and it is easy to be inspirational when I work with a great bunch of people,” she said.Sherri Taylor is the recipient of the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home Employee of the Year Award for 2018. The award is presented to an individual who is seen to go above and beyond the expectations of their job.Taylor is an RPN, who began her career at NHNH in May 1987. She is considered a strong advocate for residents and coworkers alike. Her coworkers nominated her for the award.“She has such a big heart and it always ensures that everyone is treated fairly. Sherri is a true team player helping out and pitching in whenever needed, always willing to go above and beyond and welcoming new staff to NHNH. We are privileged to have this employee working with us,” Vicky Florio, director at NHNH said in a media release.Taylor also thanked her family for their support and through a few tears shared the award with her nurse manager Cathy Smith.“I am very honoured to be awarded with this and I feel all the staff at the nursing home deserve this award,” Taylor said. Vicky Florio, left, director at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, presented Sherri Taylor with the Employee of the Year Award at a special ceremony held in December. Contributed photo read more

UN seeks to encourage Serb refugees to return to Kosovo

Michael Steiner, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, was accompanied by Kosovo Prime Minister Bajram Rexhepi and a delegation from the donor community in the visit to Sredska in Kosovo’s southern Zhupa Valley, where some Serbs have already returned. “We call upon all those who want to return to do so, because as we saw for ourselves, they can return and find a suitable environment,” Mr. Steiner said. “We are creating these conditions.”Several Serbs who returned in the past six months accompanied the visitors on their tour and the group discussed ways to make life better in Sredska and encourage more returns.“We are engaged for the return of all citizens of Kosovo and for their good treatment,” Rexhepi said. “Kosovo institutions, along with UNMIK (UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo), and UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) are committed to encouraging the population to return to their homes in Kosovo.”Zoran Stevanovic, 70, who returned to Sredska five months ago, said the village still needs improvements in such areas as health care, transportation and communication. “It means a lot to us that the Prime Minister is here because we expect a lot from them,” he said, adding that he had good relations with Albanians in nearby villages, who come to socialize on a regular basis. read more

IsaMills selected for McArthur River mine expansion

first_imgThe expanded use of Xstrata Technology’s IsaMillsTM will support a planned increase in production at Xstrata Zinc’s McArthur River Mine (MRM) in Australia as part of its Phase 3 development project. Xstrata Technology General Manager – Mineral Processing, Lindsay Clark said MRM is a leader in the use of IsaMill technology and its continued development from regrind applications to mainstream coarse grinding applications.“IsaMill technology has enabled Xstrata Zinc to process the ultra fine grained ore at MRM,” Clark explained.The MRM Phase 3 development project is targeting increased mining capacity from 2.5 Mt to up to 5.5 Mt/y from the open pit, producing an average of 380,000 t/y of contained zinc. Production will increase from 360,000 t/y (dry) of bulk concentrate to 800,000 t/y (dry).As part of the expansion, MRM has ordered two additional M10,000 IsaMills, to complement the eight existing IsaMills, which are used in both the primary grinding and regrinding circuits of the processing facility.Xstrata Zinc Australia Chief Operating Officer Brian Hearne said the latest increase in IsaMills follows a similar expansion in 2007 which supported a 39% increase in production capacity at that time. “We find the IsaMills to be simple and functional from an operator’s point of view which for us supports low cost and reliable production,” Hearne said. “The IsaMills presented the best option to get the volumetric efficiency, grind sizes and energy efficiency we are now looking for in the Phase 3 development project.”IsaMills were developed to be much more energy efficient than other grinding technologies and to improve flotation recovery due to inert attrition grinding. The two new M10,000 IsaMills will increase primary grinding capacity at MRM by grinding from 150um to 45um (P80). They will take MRM to a complement of ten IsaMills, six M3000s and four M10,000s, undertaking a range of ultrafine, fine grinding, and coarse grinding duties.Xstrata Technology will supply the IsaMills for the project, as well its proprietary IsaChargerTM, for controlled addition of fine ceramic media to the mills. The mills are expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2013.last_img read more

Scientists Closer to Invisibility Cloak

first_imgDear super creepy people: Great news. We’re one step closer to all getting invisibility cloaks. Scientists have created small cloaking devices capable of bending light around objects. Objects of a similar nature have been created in the laboratory, but they only worked with microwave rays–useless, since we can’t see them anyway.Last year, scientists managed to cloak nearly visible light, but the affected area was 30 microns–that’s roughly a third the width of a human hair. The current size of the cloaked object is still pretty small–about three-quarters of an inch–but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Scientists managed to cloak that three-dimensional object against white light and red and green laser.And that’s just the start. As one of the scientists told the press, “”there is actually no limit on the size of the cloak.” The cloaking device was created using calcite prisms with crystals measuring around three-quarters of an inch. Larger prisms can created a larger cloaked area.The aforementioned scientist again,The cloaks can be readily scaled up to hide larger objects. It really depends on how large a calcite crystal we can find in nature. According to the literature, the largest calcite crystal has a scale of 7 meters by 7 meters by 2 meters (23 feet by 23 feet by 6.5 feet). Such a crystal would enable the construction of an invisibility cloak that can conceal objects a few meters wide and at least 40 centimeters (16 inches) high.last_img read more

Worlds largest jumbo jet clips tiny jet sends it spinning at JFK

first_imgRead more at Wall Street Journal. Via Gizmodo. After an accident last night at New York’s JFK airport, airplane passengers might think twice about keeping their seatbelt buckled until the plane is fully taxied. The world’s largest passenger plane collided with a smaller regional plane Monday night.The Air France super jumbo A380 double-decker jet is able to hold over 500 passengers, so it’s one majorly large plane. As it was getting ready to take off, the left wingtip clipped the tail of a small regional Comair commuter jet run by Delta. The Comair plane spun about 90 degrees when the mammoth A380 hit it. There were 495 passengers and 25 crew on the A380, and 62 passengers and four crew on the Delta flight. Luckily, no one was hurt.AdChoices广告It’s like if a Hummer clipped a Mini Cooper. Both planes were damaged, but one was obviously a little more serious than the other. The A380 has a wingspan that many airports can’t even accommodate: 260 feet.According to the Wall Street Journal, incidents like this happen a few times a year. They happen all over the country, but New York has had similar incidents at LaGuardia airport and nearby Newark airport in New Jersey since 2005. The National Transportation Safety Board say these things usually cause some physical damage to the plane, but the passengers are usually okay.The NTSB is investigating the accident, and will examine the black box flight recorders on both planes. Radar data and tapes from air traffic control will also be analyzed. You can hear a clip between air traffic control and Air France below. A video clip of the crash is also below.last_img read more

Study Looks Do Matter When It Comes to STEM Success

first_img NASA Invites U.S. Students to Name Mars 2020 RoverLego’s New Boost Coding Kits Let You Build and Control R2-D2 Despite international efforts to increase diversity, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics remain old [white] boys’ clubs.So it’s no surprise that racial stereotypes around appearance can impact whether or not someone completes a STEM degree.Researchers Mikki Hebl (Rice University), Melissa Williams (Emory University), and Julia George-Jones (University of Texas at Austin) examined five years’ worth of students entering college with dreams of earning diploma in science, technology, engineering, or math.AdChoices广告They looked specifically at the extent to which students exhibited physical features considered stereotypical for their race (white, black, Asian).The results, sadly, were not unexpected.Asian students who look more Asian, what researchers call “Asian stereotypical,” had significantly increased odds of completing a bachelor’s degree in STEM. Meanwhile, black students who look more black were less likely to finish their qualifications.There were no meaningful differences reported for white students.“I think we live in a presumed meritocracy where people believe what you get on tests and how you do in the classroom is what matters,” study co-author Hebl, chair of psychological sciences and professor of management at Rice University, said in a statement.“Our research says that your looks do matter and can impact your likelihood to depart or remain in a STEM field,” she continued. “And that is pretty shocking.”Shocking, or distressing?In an attempt to identify the source of such biases, the team invited academic advisors from 50 top U.S. universities for a follow-up study.Each was shown two photos (one higher and one lower in stereotypicality, but always of the same race and gender) and told to recommend one to take a STEM-related class.Their responses were consistent with the findings: stereotypical-looking Asian male and female students were overwhelmingly conscripted, while stereotypically black women were most often overlooked.Black men, however, did not suffer the same prejudice—possibly, Hebl believes, because of heightened sensitivities in the current political culture.When researchers controlled for the motivation to suppress prejudice, they found the less stereotypical faces led to perceptions of greater STEM ability.“We think it may demonstrate that some level of awareness about biases exist, and individuals are capable of altering their actions,” according to Hebl. “Whether it is political correctness, a true change of heart, or something in between, a change in behavior is possible.”Read the full study online or in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.More on Geek.com:Huh? Countries With Greater Gender Equality Have Fewer Female STEM GradsSurprise: Half of Women in STEM Experience Gender DiscriminationGirl Scouts Promotes Women in STEM With New National Program Stay on targetlast_img read more

Machetewielding woman leads cops on chase after daycare altercation

first_imgOnce police arrived on the scene, Dailey got in her car and sped away, leading officers on a chase.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies eventually stopped Dailey in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, near Commercial Boulevard, which briefly shut down the highway, just after 10 a.m..Officers had to smash Dailey’s car window to take her into custody.Back at the daycare, parents arrived to pick up their children in an uneasy state. “It’s not a comfort to bring your child to school and leave them with 25 police cars outside,” said Susan, a mother who leaves her children at the daycare. “Then I get to the corner, and I see the City of Sunrise SWAT team.”Other than the daycare employee, no one was hurt.Dailey is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, attempted kidnapping of a minor, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting an officer, fleeing and eluding among other charges.She is being held at the Broward County jail. SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman in Sunrise led police on a chase Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening a daycare worker with a machete.Sunrise Police said 25-year-old Ashley Dailey attempted to kidnap her children from the daycare at 10092 W. Oakland Park Blvd. early Wednesday morning.Dailey does not have custody of her children and is court-ordered to stay away from the daycare, according to a police report.The report goes on to say that Dailey went inside the daycare and reportedly hit a worker before running to her Toyota Camry without her children.Witnesses said they could hear the commotion from next door. “We heard somebody screaming and cursing,” said witness Silvia Azoulay.Daniel Hen said he was praying at the synagogue next to the daycare when he heard the commotion. He only speaks Hebrew, so his friend Azoulay translated for him. “He heard like a boom, and he saw a lady run to her car,” Azoulay said. “One of the workers came outside to try to write the car number.”Dailey then went to her car and grabbed a machete. “The lady that ran to the car was screaming at the worker that if she’s gonna get closer, she’s gonna hit her,” Azoulay said. “She get inside the car. She wanted to run away and she hit another car.” Dailey’s two children are now in the custody of their grandmother.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Start today for a better tomorrow exMayor Sardar Ravinder

first_imgKarimnagar: “To build a better future for tomorrow, need to take steps today itself,” City ex-Mayor Sardar Ravinder Singh said.He participated in ‘Sabhash Bidda’ programme at Ramnagar Government School, which was organised to felicitate the parents of the students of this Government School, who passed SSC with best results. The ex-Mayor took the initiative and felicitated the parents with a shawl and also congratulated students for passing tenth class with good marks. He urged SSC students of the present academic year to take the alumni ideals and to pass with a good GPA in this year also. Former corporator Karre Lingaiah, school teachers, parents and students of previous academic year and others participated in the programme.last_img read more

From Rahul Gandhi to Smriti Irani Key candidates in fray for Phase

first_imgCongress chief Rahul Gandhi had defeated Union Minister Smriti Irani in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.ReutersThe fifth phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections kicked off on Monday, May 6, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second-term from an estimated 9 crore voters across seven states. The seven-phase national election began on April 11 and will continue for over a month till May 19. Results will be declared on May 23.Key candidates in frayRahul Gandhi – Congress president Rahul Gandhi is representing his family bastion Amethi since 2004. The Congress chief had defeated Union Minister Smriti Irani in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, but his victory margin was substantially reduced from more than three lakhs in 2009 to just over one lakh in 2014.Smriti Irani- BJP candidate from eastern Uttar Pradesh seat Amethi, Smriti Irani, is confident of her victory.Sonia Gandhi – UPA Chairperson and Rahul Gandhi’s mother Sonia Gandhi is up against Congress turncoat and BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh in Raebareli.Rajnath Singh – The Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency is seeing a three-cornered fight with Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh.Monday’s voting includes some of the most electorally important regions in the north, including Uttar Pradesh, the state with the most members of parliament.Uttar Pradesh is also where Hindu nationalist groups have aggressively pushed for the building of a temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque, in the city of Ayodhya, which has become a flashpoint in tension with minority Muslims.”The main issues here are the temple, nationalism and the country’s economic development,” said Sharad Sharma, an Ayodhya-based spokesman for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or the World Hindu Council, a group linked to Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.Voting is also taking place in strongholds of the main opposition Congress party in Uttar Pradesh, including the Amethi constituency of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and Rae Bareilly, which is represented by his mother, Sonia Gandhi.Modi campaigned on his national security record, in particular his tough stand against rival Pakistan following a suicide bomb attack by a Pakistan-based militant group that killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in the Indian part of Kashmir in February.Hundreds of additional troops have been deployed in Kashmir for the vote and polling staff and equipment was airlifted in.Turnout was very low in the first hour of voting in the Himalayan region, an election official said.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Govt to provide solar power to Rohingya camps Quader

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader Sunday said the government will provide solar power to Rohingya camps in the district.”Solar power will be given to 12 makeshift Rohingya camps in the Cox’s Bazar district at the directive of prime minister Sheikh Hasina,” he told reporters while distributing relief among Rohingyas in the district.Quader said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has brightened image of Bangladesh before international community by giving shelter to over 500,000 Rohingya people, who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is dealing the Rohingya issue with wisdom and caution to end the crisis.last_img read more

Photos of the Week

first_img News Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email DIY Faith • News Share This! By: Kit Doyle By: Kit Doyle Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Kit Doyle,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Share This! Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious left August 29, 2019 Share This! Newscenter_img By: Kit Doyle Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Kit Doyle Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes the start of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, continued unrest in Kashmir, vigils after mass shootings in the U.S., and more.Pilgrims pray near the Al-Safa mountain, at the Grand Mosque, during hajj, the pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 9, 2019. In the largest annual pilgrimage on Earth, Muslims come to the kingdom to participate in the annual hajj, a ritual required of all able-bodied Muslims at least once in their life. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)A man displays a snake to attract alms from Hindu devotees who arrive to worship at a temple during the annual Nag Panchami festival, in Prayagraj, India, on Aug. 5, 2019. The festival is dedicated to the worship of snakes. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)Participants of the Euromoot meeting of the Federation of European Scouting attend an audience with Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, on Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)Mourners visit a makeshift memorial at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 6, 2019. At the growing memorial for the victims of the massacre, the city’s roots in Catholicism and religion in general loom large. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Muslim pilgrims wait for prayers at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Hundreds of attendees at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly march to the ICE building in Milwaukee for a prayer vigil in support of migrant children and their families on Aug. 7, 2019. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan MillerKashmiri Muslim women shout slogans as they march on a street after Friday prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 9, 2019. A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said. Some protests still broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with neighboring Pakistan. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)Melody Stout, from left, Hannah Payan, Aaliyah Alba, Sherie Gramlich and Laura Barrios comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area during the busy back-to-school season, leaving multiple people dead and more than two dozen injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)People touch a statue of Saint Cayetano at Church of San Cayetano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 7, 2019, the saint’s feast day. Known as the patron saint of the unemployed, Catholics visit the church on the Italian saint’s feast day to pray for prosperity and employment. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Afghans arrive to buy livestock on sale for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival at a local livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 9, 2019. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, buffalos, camels and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)A sign posted on the door of Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta forbids guns “in God’s House” on Aug. 6, 2019. A URL on the sign directs people to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program webpage, which provides resources for community peacemaking. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)Activists shout slogans during a protest against the Indian government for revoking Kashmir’s special constitutional status in New Delhi, India, on Aug. 7, 2019. India’s Hindu nationalist-led government has used a presidential order to revoke the special constitutional status of Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state. It also had a bill passed to downgrade Jammu and Kashmir into a union territory instead of a state and turn a third region of the state, Ladakh, into a separate union territory. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)People gather at makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) Dinner church movement sets the table for food, faith and friendships August 29, 2019 Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,India to bring supplies to Kashmir; Pakistan to go to UN ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacy Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

Game of Thrones Hijacks Bud Light Super Bowl Ad

first_imgStay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future It wasn’t the Season 8 trailer that most fans were anticipating, but the Game of Thrones surprise “hijacking” of a Bud Light commercial during Super Bowl LIII seemed enough to hype up fans counting down the days until the April 14 season premiere on HBO.The Bud Light commercial starts out with a king and queen at a jousting event enjoying Bud Lights, while they and crowds of spectators cheer on the “Bud Knight,” who faces a mysterious opponent.The Bud Knight seems poised for victory until a twist ending: he gets knocked off his horse by the opponent, who turns out to be Gregor Clegane, the giant, terrifying fighter in Game of Thrones, who is also known as “The Mountain.”The Mountain kills the Bud Knight by (what we assume) crushing his head in a death blow similar to Prince Oberyn Martell’s.Then, as the familiar Game of Thrones theme song fills the scene, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons swoops in to set the entire venue on fire.The ad  is part of an estimated $20 million marketing blitz for the final season of Game of Thrones, a person familiar with HBO’s marketing plans, told the Wall Street Journal.According to the Journal, the commercial is “the biggest and boldest marketing tie-ins [HBO] has ever orchestrated.”  To help direct the ad, the network reportedly tapped David Nutter, director of several Game of Thrones episodes including the “Red Wedding” scene.David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show’s creators, also weighed in on some details of the commercial, such as making sure one onlooker in the ad responded to the horror in a way that mimicked the reaction of Ellaria Sands, Oberyn’s lover, in the episode where he was killed by the Mountain.center_img More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Clip Teases New Alliance‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Trailer Teases Gloomy Fate for the StarksBud Light to Debut Nutritional Label on Packaginglast_img read more

SC seeks details of cases lodged in trafficking of girls

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to furnish details to the Centre of cases registered by them for the offence of trafficking of girls for sexual exploitation during 2014 to September 30, 2015.Expressing concern over trafficking of girls, a three judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave asked the Union Cabinet Secretary to set up a high-powered inter-ministerial committee to deal with the issue.The bench, also comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, sought a report by November 15 on the progress made in setting up of the Organised Crimes Investigating Agency (OCIA) for investigating the cases of human trafficking as such offences involve many states.It asked all states and UTs to provide the data of FIRs, registered between 2014 to September 30, 2015 with regard to girl child trafficking under certain provisions of the IPC and the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) within a fortnight. The MHA will collate the data and will file an affidavit before November 18, the next date of hearing, the court said.During the hearing, the court hailed the steps taken by the Centre and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) on issues like prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking for commercial and sexual exploitation.The counsel for the Centre on Tuesday referred to the recent Central Advisory Committee meeting in which states and UTs were invited and they discussed the report of NALSA.NALSA had suggested roles of various stakeholders in the prevention, rescue and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking for commercial and sexual exploitation and had sought a direction to the Centre that the OCIA be set up to investigate the cases of human trafficking and organised crime.last_img read more

Pastry trends for the diet conscious

first_imgEver thought about what is awaiting you this season in the pastry department? Here are some of the upcoming pastry trends, for the sweet-tooth that is going to hit the market this year, by Chef Vivek Chauhan – Pastry Chef, The Imperial New Delhi. Use of Seasonal ingredientsFresh ingredients accentuate flavor and enhance the taste of patisseries. Seasonal ingredients with fresh herbs, fruits, fruit purees and cress instantly give a garden fresh punch and create an indulgent affair. This trend will see an up rise this year with home bakers to expert chefs, using garden produce in their baking process.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIntroduction of Modern Gastronomic ingredients and techniques:Use of innovative techniques and exotic ingredients had already knocked baking doors and is surely an upcoming trend in the years to come. It not only offers a variety to pastry lovers but also enhances their sensory experience. So whether it is freeze dried fruit or organic vegetables, what comes on plate is unique and exquisite. For instance freeze dried raspberry offers a crunchy taste and sharpness while powdered cheese helps in boosting the flavours, for creating a delectable dessert. Apart from this a texturiser and an airing agent gives volume to one’s bakery innovation.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIntroduction of Dietary Allergens:Labelling of 14 potential allergens as per the European Law started in 2014 itself. This will be an asset in Indian hospitality industry too with increasing number of foreign travelers and guests having different set of allergies. It is important to adequately label each product offering to make the guest/customer aware of the ingredients used in making it. For instance: Lime Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote and Chocolate Soil  (G) –Gluten,(E)-Egg ,(M) –Milk Health in pastries Use of high fibre content, sugar alternatives like honey, palm sugar, jaggery amongst others are much loved by people who opt for healthy variants while pleasing their sweet tooth. Boxed baking ingredients delivered to one’s doorsteps for healthy cooking, like in Europe, will also be soon seen in India. 2017 will also see come back of traditional recipes crafted in new versions.Innovations in Restaurant DessertsInnovation is the key when we talk of baking. From flavours to presentations everything makes for an experience especially when the awareness is high amongst people looking for luxury dining. Fresh home-made breads, artisan breads, palates bursting with essence, have raised the bar of expectations and will surely evolve further in the coming years. Even the ways Petit Fours are presented with a meal now make for a lasting impression.Regeneration ovens for buffetsBuffets are becoming more formal and dining more eloquent now, making one feel truly special and taken care. Use of regeneration ovens has added on to the experience of relishing hot deserts in big volumes. The ovens retain the food serving temperature till plated, satiating you to the last bite.Exotic PatisseriesFrench pastries and cakes will see an upsurge in produce and demand accompanied by generous use of herbs and select ingredients. One can look for some awesome unheard innovations in this year.last_img read more

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May 19, 2011 – U-Systems launched a new transducer technology designed to deliver unparalleled imaging performance and patient comfort. Reverse-Curve Crystal (RCC) Transducer Technology was designed and optimized for use with the U-Systems’ somo•v Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system. The announcement was made at the 10th Post Graduate Course of the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) Meeting, in San Antonio, May 18- 21.As part of the launch, U-Systems introduced the C14-6XW (CXW) ultra-broadband transducer featuring Reverse-Curve Crystal technology. The ergonomic RCC design conforms to anatomic curve of women’s breasts for improved comfort and imaging performance during an automated 3-D ultrasound exam. RCC technology enables convergent scan line geometry, which allows ultrasound beams, or sound waves, to penetrate the skin perpendicularly, minimizing beam refraction, improving penetration and sharpening focus.Additionally, the CXW transducer creates uniform compression thickness across the entire breast. Greater image overlap ensures entire field-of-view imaging, increasing confidence of viewing entire breast and minimizing refraction artifacts at tissue interface.“The CWX Reverse-Curve transducer matches the natural curve of women’s breasts, providing greater tissue coverage, resulting in fewer contact artifacts and greater patient comfort,” said Susan G. Roux, M.D., medical director of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Breast Care Center. “Better coverage, fewer artifacts, plus the improved detail resolution not only gives me greater confidence I’m viewing the entirety of dense breast tissue, it also increases my overall diagnostic confidence.”U-Systems also introduced its new Soft-Touch Floating Compression Membrane. Designed specifically for use with the somo•v ABUS System, the Soft-Touch Membrane provides the highest exam quality with a greater level of patient comfort. It is designed to instantly adapt to woman’s unique anatomy and evenly distribute pressure across the breast for a quick, comfortable exam. The anatomic shape will also expedite patient positioning for improved workflow.In addition to the RCC transducer technology, the company also showcased ABUS Scan Station and Workstation software improvements at the SBI meeting. Developed to help radiologists simplify their reading protocol and reach higher levels of productivity, Release One•6 features robust software improvements enabling easy and rapid access to prior exams and images, faster exam loading and customizable user- and session-specific protocols for improved workflow and batch reading efficiency.The somo•v ABUS incorporates automated ultrasound technology FDA-cleared for adjunctive diagnostic use with mammography, the somo•v ABUS was developed as the foundation technology for U-Systems’ ground-breaking, prospective SOMO•INSIGHT clinical study, the largest clinical study ever conducted by an ultrasound company. The study is designed to evaluate whether ABUS, in combination with digital mammography, is more sensitive than a routine screening mammogram alone in detecting breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. More than 15,000 women have participated in the study, which is actively recruiting up to 20,000 women at multiple breast imaging centers nationwide. To date, the study has identified a significant number of cancers missed by mammography and detected by ABUS. For more information: www.u-systems.com. 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