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October 18, 2019
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India bids adieu to Swaraj

first_imgNEW DELHI: Sushma Swaraj, former foreign minister and BJP veteran who died on Tuesday evening, was cremated with state honours Wednesday afternoon in the presence of top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP patriarch LK Advani among others. Swaraj’s death due to a cardiac arrest has left political leaders and her legions of admirers in deep shock. PM Modi turned emotional Wednesday morning as he paid homage to Swaraj, easily one of India’s most admired political leaders. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsHer body was kept at the BJP headquarters for party workers and leaders to pay tributes and then moved to the Lodhi Crematorium where all top leaders paid their respects. Swaraj died at Delhi’s All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where she was taken at around 9 pm on Tuesday. Political leaders across party lines as well as people on social media expressed shock and grief at her sudden death. President Ram Nath Kovind visited the departed leader’s home in central Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Road to pay his last respects. He interacted with her husband Swaraj Kaushal and other family members. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdaySonia Gandhi of the Congress was seen hugging Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri. Her son Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too visited Swaraj’s home. PM Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu paid their condolences to Sushma Swaraj’s family members. BJP veteran LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha, who have had a long association with Swaraj, were misty-eyed. Remembering the veteran politician, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet Tuesday night, said a “glorious chapter in Indian politics has come to an end”. Top ministers such as Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh Pokhriyal were among those who visited the hospital Tuesday night. In 1977, Sushma Swaraj became the youngest minister of a state, Haryana. Swaraj was one of the tallest leaders of the BJP. She will be best remembered as a humane politician who helped the Indians abroad in distress with her quick response on Twitter to requests for help when she was the foreign minister. Even banal or joking requests drew a response from Sushma Swaraj. The 67-year-old had been ailing of late, which is why she had not contested the Lok Sabha election earlier this year and opted out of PM Modi’s new government. She had a kidney transplant in 2016. Hours before her death, Swaraj had tweeted congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill in parliament. See insidelast_img read more

October 18, 2019
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Gastronomers delight Nalban Food Park to come up as top destination for

first_imgKolkata: The state Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is all set to develop Nalban Food Park as one of the favourite hangout zones for food lovers.”The variety of fish cuisines cooked from fishes available in our own waterbodies has always been the unique selling point (USP) of SFDC. Now, we are all set to start a restaurant that will serve Chinese, Tandoor and Mughlai items. We have rooms just beside our Bhuri Bhoj restaurant, which will be renovated and turned into the new restaurant. We are now preparing the plan of the ambience and décor and hopefully we will unveil the new restaurant this November,” said Subrata Mukherjee, managing director of SFDC. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAt present, there are two restaurants at Nalban Food Park, namely The All Fish restaurant and the Bhuri Bhoj restaurant that was unveiled on Wednesday by state Fisheries minister Chandranath Sinha. Both these restaurants have Bengali food in their menu with a special emphasis on fish dishes. Food items are served at a pocket friendly price in both of them. The SFDC is also making plans to renovate the All Fish Restaurant, which sees huge footfall on a regular basis. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We didn’t need to make any construction work separately. There were rooms just beside the sprawling waterbody that was lying unused. Three rooms were simply renovated and given the shape of Bhuri Bhoj restaurant. The verandah space just beside the sprawling waterbody will surely provide a wonderful dining experience,” Mukherjee added. The five day Ilish (Hilsa) Festival kicked off at Bhuri Bhoj restaurant on Saturday and will continue till September 4. Five special thalis comprising a wide variety of items prepared from Ilish will be served during the festival. The price range hovers between Rs 390 and 590.last_img read more

October 17, 2019
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Injured Humboldt Broncos player returning home for first time since accident

first_imgAIRDRIE, Alta. — It’s been more than a year since injured Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki slept at home in his own bed.That’s about to change.After several months of renovations, his family’s home in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, is once again ready to be lived in.For Straschnitzki, paralyzed from the chest down in a 2018 bus crash that left 16 people dead and 13 others injured, it will mean increased independence.“I think everything’s just going to be accessible for me with the lift and everything like that,” he said.“Last summer I didn’t get to spend any time with friends and I figure I might as well have a good summer with friends and family and part of that is moving home.”The Straschnitzki’s are returning home today @660NEWS @BTCityNewsCGY pic.twitter.com/LReBJ8M7zu— Kristen Fong (@FongK10) April 27, 2019The Straschnitzkis have been living in hotels since last July when Ryan returned home from physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital for Sick Children in Philadelphia.The renovations were months behind schedule, largely due to a number of structural problems in the original home.The garage floor sank 50 centimetres and had to be re-poured. There were problems with wiring and he hardwood floors had to be ripped up.The biggest changes included installing a separate heating unit for Straschnitzki’s bedroom — he’s unable to sense when his body is too hot or too cold — and building an elevator from the garage to what will be his basement apartment.TV personality Mike Holmes, one of Canada’s most recognizable home renovators, oversaw the remodelling project.Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

October 16, 2019
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Mira Sorvino To Be Honored At 5th Annual Saving Innocence Gala

first_imgSaving Innocence announced today award winning actress and philanthropist Mira Sorvino will be awarded the 2016 Saving Innocence Hero Award at the 5th Annual Saving Innocence Gala, an evening dedicated to ending child sex trafficking in the United States at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Saturday, October 1st.Sorvino, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actress, has been the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking since 2009, traveling from Mexico to Darfur to here in the United States, testifying to Congress on the atrocities of human trafficking across our globe.In addition, award winning actress Marisol Nichols has been tapped as host of the evening. Best known for her roles in 24, Criminal Minds and NCIS, Nichols produces the Human Rights Hero Awards and is a passionate ambassador working tirelessly to end human trafficking worldwide. Christopher Backus, Taron Lexton, Meagan Tandy, Claire Schreiner, Cory Tran, Serinda Swan and Cantina Dance Troupe join the list of previously announced celebrity guest attendees including Kellan Lutz, Brittany Gonzalez, Jess Collins and Jen Widerstrom.“We are so honored to have both of these influential women be a part of this special evening. Mira’s extraordinary and heroic efforts to end human trafficking have been an inspiration to our team at Saving Innocence and we are thrilled to recognize her work with our Hero Award,” said Saving Innocence Founder/Executive Director Kim Biddle, “The annual gala plays a crucial role in allowing us to rescue more victims and we sincerely thank everyone involved.”The 5th Annual Saving Innocence Gala will be an evening dedicated to furthering Saving Innocence’s mission of ending child sex trafficking in the United States. The event will include a hosted cocktail reception, silent auction and seated dinner program. Attendees will consist of a dynamic group of 400+ leaders in entertainment, business, community and culture who have come together to support the expansion of the First Responder Program. The initiative will enable victim advocate specialists to respond 24/7 alongside law enforcement to rescue children, coordinate all basic needs, provide therapeutic services, support her as a victim witness in various court systems, provide weekly mentorship and empower her dreams.To purchase tickets to the 5th Annual Saving Innocence Gala or to learn more about how you can join in the mission to end child sex trafficking, visit www.savinginnocence.org/Gala.To bid on silent auction items including art pieces, fashion items, sports tickets, vacations and more, click here. Online bidding closes Saturday, October 1st at 6pm.Red carpet arrivals will take place from 6:00pm-7:00pm.last_img read more

October 13, 2019
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Nielsen says 152 million watch second Roseanne

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The audience for the second week of ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot was down, but not by much. The Nielsen company said that 15.2 million people watched the show on Tuesday night.That’s off 16 per cent from the 18.2 million who watched the show’s premiere last Tuesday. With delayed viewing, that first show has already been seen by more than 25 million people.It has to be heartening to ABC that so many people who sampled the sitcom stuck with it. The audience is roughly triple what ABC drew for “The Middle” when it aired in the same time slot a year ago.President Donald Trump has taken some credit for its popularity because Roseanne Barr’s character supports him in the show.last_img

October 2, 2019
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Top 10 Life Affirming and Career Ready Tasks for Grad Students

Top 10 Life Affirming & Career Ready Tasks for Grad StudentsGo ahead, jump in! Here are a few summer tasks to help you prepare for a meaningful life and career:1.  Swim in, float on or follow a river. And recommit to the wonder and potential of your life.2.  Reflect on your graduate experience and compose a list of your transferable skills.  Your graduate education provides you with a rich set of experiences and skills that employers seek. If you are an international student, learn how to ‘Canadianize’ your resume.3.  Write a few ‘achievement statements’ and be prepared for the position you desire. Reflecting on your achievements is a real feel good exercise. Sometimes we underestimate what we’ve accomplished. Take the time to assess, reflect, articulate and transcribe those accomplishments.4. Go inside. Reflect on your unique qualities, interests, and ambitions. Ask yourself about how you intend to live your values? What is your life purpose? What impact and influence do you envision for yourself? Are your life and work-related values congruent? 5.  Ask yourself the hard questions about your future and actively explore your career choices. The dynamic and changing world of work means inconceivable opportunities. Take the time to explore your options. There are some very cool self-assessments available.6.  Get social. Define your brand, assess your online presence and build a strong LinkedIn profile.7. As a researcher you are a knowledge mobilizer. Every facet of work within and outside of higher education will require a sophisticated set of communication skills. Learn how to make your messages memorable to a funder, potential employer or larger audience.8.  Take the Entrepreneurial Potential Self-Assessment: perhaps you have what it takes? Are you a social innovator, ‘edupreneur’, or ‘artpreneur’? Consider immersing yourself in Brock’s Kick-Starting entrepreneurial training program and the Blueprint Challenge at Brock over the next year. Explore your entrepreneurial spirit by taking a free online Entrepreneurship 101 course.9.  Get Ready for your interview. Understand the interview process, what the employer wants and how you can prepare for those tricky questions.10.  Stare at the flames of a fire under an August sky. And be inspired and motivated for the year ahead.Our Vitae Partners: Career Services, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Graduate Students’ Association, Faculty of Graduate Studies, International Services and Programs Abroad, Brock Libraries, Academic-Zone Learning Services, Office of Research ServicesThe Vitae Essential Skills Partners are a group of campus-based student service professionals who closely follow the national dialogues and track current reports on competency-based learning and skill development areas that are most predictive of employment success.The Vitae Certificate, endorsed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, provides additional credentialing and evidence of your training and specialized skill development. Graduate Students’ Association president Aidan Smith views grad school as the ultimate blend of opportunities to develop academically, personally and professionally.“We are surrounded by professionals and experts who are passionate, knowledgeable and motivated to share their insights,” he told an audience of grad students during the closing remarks at the recent SHIFT Conference.Sixty Brock graduate students who attended the second annual SHIFT Conference in the spring discussed life and career planning strategies in a day of workshops themed around self-discovery, skill development and career readiness.A repository of resources and worksheets developed by facilitators for the SHIFT conference is now available on the Vitae Essential Skills website and summarized below. read more

September 21, 2019
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Epic Citadel play an Unreal Engine 3 demo in your browser

first_imgAt the end of March Mozilla announced that it had been working with Epic Games to get the Unreal Engine 3 running in Firefox without the need for any plug-ins or extra components. The video they released, which you can watch below, looked very impressive and certainly ran smoothly. But now you can try it out for yourself as Mozilla has released the demo called Epic Citadel for anyone to play with.Although Mozilla would like you to run Epic Citadel in Firefox, it should load just fine in any standards compliant web browser. It took the joint Mozilla/Epic team just 4 days to port the Unreal Engine 3 code over to the browser. This was due to the use of asm.js and Emscripten, which allows the original C++ code to be compiled into JavaScript.Epic Citadel bodes very well for the future of games in the web browser because it should allow porting of any Unreal Engine 3 game to be a relatively simple task. Epic may be shifting its focus to Unreal Engine 4 and next-gen consoles, but the UE3 engine, toolset, and development studios relying on it aren’t going to disappear, and now they have a new platform to target.You can play Epic Citadel right now by visiting the Unreal Engine website. For best results, it is recommended you run the demo in Firefox 23 (Nightly), but I have tested it in Firefox 20.0.1 and it runs fine. In Google Chrome I got an error, though.last_img read more

September 21, 2019
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Hes not bringing selfies back Timberlake in the clear over polling booth

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3046859 By Daragh Brophy JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FLEW from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that’s great — but he shouldn’t have taken a selfie at the ballot box.The singer posted a picture of himself at the voting booth on Instagram earlier this week, noting that if he could make that effort, then there are:No excuses, my good people!However, a Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while inside a polling location.Possible violation The local District Attorney’s office initially said it had been “made aware of a possible violation of state election law” and that the matter was “under review”.However, yesterday afternoon a second statement from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office revised that position, according to Local Memphis:“The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge.I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so. Tennessee Secretary of State spokesman Adam Ghassemi said officials are “thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling” but reminded voters to use their phones inside polling locations only to help them vote.Timberlake lives in California, but grew up in the Memphis area and owns property near Nashville. He recently hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.In case you were wondering, taking a selfie in the polling booth isn’t advisable in Ireland either. Last year, the Referendum Commissioner explained to us:It’s a matter for the returning officer but you’re not suppose to do anything that would involve the secrecy of the ballot paper being interfered with. So if you take a selfie of yourself after just having voted that may well do that any you could be stopped, in fact you could be charged if you persist. If you want to take a selfie of yourself after you voted take one outside the polling station and that’s fine.- with reporting from Associated Press Read: On live TV, Newt Gingrich accuses Megyn Kelly of having a “fascination with sex” >Read: Donald Trump says he’d ‘love’ to fight Joe Biden > 19,110 Views He’s (not) bringing selfies back: Timberlake in the clear over polling booth selfie gaffe Voters – even former members of NSYNC – are barred from taking photos in polling locations. Share22 Tweet Email center_img Oct 26th 2016, 1:39 PM Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 1:39 PM 23 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 20, 2019
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Près de 87 millions despèces vivent sur Terre

first_imgPrès de 8,7 millions d’espèces vivent sur TerreNotre planète compte environ 8,7 millions d’espèces vivantes, dont 6,5 millions évoluent sur la terre ferme et 2,2 millions en milieu aquatique, selon l’estimation la plus précise jamais effectuée et publiée mardi aux États-Unis.La Terre est une planète véritablement accueillante. En effet, selon une étude publiée mardi dans la revue américaine PLoS Biology, notre environnement compterait aujourd’hui à peu près 8,7 millions d’espèces vivantes, dont 6,5 millions seraient terrestres et 2,2 millions aquatiques. Des chiffres que les scientifiques avaient jusqu’à présent beaucoup de mal à évaluer, alors que seuls 1,23 million d’espèces ont été découvertes, décrites et cataloguées, soit 14,1% du total réel. Pour faire une telle estimation, les chercheurs du “Census of Marine Life” (le recensement de la vie marine) se sont en fait basés sur les dernières techniques éprouvées de taxonomie, la science qui regroupe, nomme et classe les organismes vivants au sein d’entitées appelées taxon. Les résultats d’analyse obtenus ont alors permis de resserrer considérablement les chiffres avancés par les précédentes études qui variaient de trois à cent millions d’espèces vivantes.Il reste encore beaucoup à étudierPlus en détail, les estimations des chercheurs portent à 7,77 millions au total le nombre d’espèces animales, dont 953.434 ont été pu être décrites et classées. En ce qui concerne les espèces végétales, 215.644 ont été cataloguées sur les 298.000 existantes à ce jour. Par ailleurs, il existe, selon l’étude, 611.000 espèces de champignons et moisissures, dont seuls 43.271 ont fait l’objet d’une classification.À lire aussiUn nautile extrêmement rare observé pour la première fois en 30 ans en PapouasieViennent ensuite les 36.400 espèces de protozoaires, des organismes unicellulaires dotés de certains comportements animaux, comme le mouvement. Sur ce nombre, 8.118 ont été répertoriées à ce jour. Enfin, 27.500 espèces d’algues, de diatomées (micro algue unicellulaire) et de moisissures d’eau ont été estimées. Parmi celles-ci, ce sont 13.033 espèces qui ont été identifiées et cataloguées.  Des espèces inconnues et peut-être déjà menacées ” La question de savoir combien d’espèces vivantes existent sur la Terre a intrigué les scientifiques depuis des siècles et cette réponse, couplée à d’autres recherches sur la distribution et l’abondance des espèces, est particulièrement importante car les activités humaines et leur impact accélèrent le taux d’extinction”, a expliqué Camilo Mora, des Universités de Hawaii et de Dalhousie à Halifax au Canada, et principal auteur de l’étude. Il souligne ainsi que “nombre d’espèces pourraient disparaître avant même que nous en connaissions l’existence, leur fonction unique dans l’écosystème et leur contribution potentielle pour améliorer le bien-être des humains”.Un point d’autant plus important que la récente mise à jour de “la Liste Rouge” établie par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) fait état de 59.508 espèces surveillées dont 19.625 sont menacées d’extinction, relève Boris Worn, de l’Université Dalhousie, co-auteur de cette communication. Des chiffres qui suggèrent que moins d’une espèce sur cent est surveillée sur la Planète. Le 24 août 2011 à 12:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 20, 2019
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Hideaki Anno Is Already Working On His Next Project

first_img If you’re a Neon Genesis Evangelion fan, chances are you know who Hideaki Anno is. If you don’t, perhaps you live under a rock. He directed the seminal giant robot anime series, one of the most popular series in the world, having also worked on Shin Godzilla.During the Cinema Jump awards ceremony recently in Japan, he was unavailable to accept the award for Best Scriptwriter, having sent executive producer Akihiro Yamauchi on his behalf, who gave the following statement:“I’m sorry to those who hoped to see Director Anno! Director Anno is a man of few words, so all he had to say was “thank you very much.” He puts all his heart into his work, so please see it two or three times. He is already working on his next project.”Of course, that doesn’t give us much to go on regarding what to expect from Anno’s upcoming project. Last year, according to Anime News Network, the director had made a statement last July that he would be able to continue working on the fourth and final Evangelion film with Shin Godzilla having been wrapped and out of the way.He has also mentioned in the past that he’d be interested in working on a sequel to Shin Godzilla, but somehow I doubt that’s what he’s putting together. This is likely something much different. We’ll have to see what he announces going forward, though just about anything related to Evangelion would be exciting. Unfortunately, that’s probably not what this is. One can hope, though.What do you think Anno-san is working on next? Possibly a callback to another property he’s worked on before? Something entirely new? An explanation of all of the intricacies we’re still not sure about with Evangelion? Let’s be patient and see what time brings us. Stay on target Shin Godzilla Reminds America That Japan Is Still Better At This last_img read more

September 18, 2019
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Salah reacts to Sergio Ramos over his injury

first_imgLiverpool star, Mohamed Salah was injured by Madrid Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final played two weeks ago. Ever since then, talks about Salah’s state of health and whether or not he can feature in World Cup has been in the air.However, the Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has insisted that too much noise has been made around his ruthlessness on Salah. Today, the Liverpool star has reacted to Sergio Ramos’ claims in an interview released with Marca.“Now I’m better. I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches. It was the worst moment of my career”, Salah said.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“When I fell to the ground, I had a mixture of physical pain and a lot of worry. Also anger and sadness for not being able to continue playing the Champions League final. Moments later, I also thought about the possibility of not playing in the World Cup and that was a devastating thought.”“Did Sergio Ramos called me? Yes, he sent me a message, but I never told him it was ‘okay. My comment is that it’s always okay when the one who made you cry first, then makes you laugh. Maybe he could also tell me if I’m going to be ready for the World Cup?”last_img read more

September 9, 2019
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NSF Earmarks 15M for Native Students Studying STEM Subjects

first_imgA $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a five-year pilot project to help American Indian and Alaska Native college students achieve advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM subjects.Download Audio:National Science Foundation program officer Sally O’Connor says the “Lighting the Pathway” project is aimed at full-time college students, undergraduate or graduate, majoring in science, math, computer science, or engineering. She says NSF wants to encourage Native Americans with an aptitude for STEM subjects to reach their full potential. “There is so much talent in the Native community,” says O’Connor, “and it’s mainly untapped. And hopefully this project will make a little dent into that and bring out the talent so that they can become leaders in our country.”O’Connor says several factors contribute to the low number of Native Americans with advanced degrees and tenured faculty positions:  a lack of role models in STEM, and inadequate academic training, which she says is related to inadequate funding of schools on reservations and in rural areas. “I mean if we provide them with the same resources we give the best schools in the cities, those students would be well prepared,” said O’Connor. “But the sad fact is, that is not happening.”Participants will receive a stipend of $2,500 dollars over two years, plus funding to travel to meetings and program events. Each student will be teamed up with a mentor, an expert in the field they’re studying, to set goals and get some training and support to achieve them. The project itself will be evaluated to find out what works and what doesn’t, to help in the design of future programs.Herb Schroeder is Vice Provost and Founder of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, at University of Alaska Anchorage. He says the mentoring is important to get students socially and academically prepared for college. But he says ANSEP starts at an earlier age. This year, it’s working with 868 kids in middle school. “In our mid school, 83% of the kids finish algebra 1 before they graduate from 8th grade. And the national average for that is 26%,” says Schroeder. “So, then they’re on track in their freshman and high school. They can immediately take math and science courses from university professors that count for university credit and high school credit. And that’s how we’re getting the students hyper prepared.”Schroeder says students can also apply for scholarships through ANSEP. “The students, once they arrive at the university, are eligible for scholarship funds. It’s merit based scholarships that are five thousand dollars a year. Plus we connect the students with internships with all of our partner organizations so they can make up the difference that they need to go to school.And for the students who go to graduate school, ANSEP kicks up the financial support. “Once they’re in graduate school, we offer stipends for students for masters and PhD students of $30,000 total over the course of their graduate studies,” says Schroeder. “Plus we pay their tuition and connect them with research projects so that they can complete their degree programs.”To provide that level of support, ANSEP has 70 partners who help support the $7.5 million dollar program.  Still, Schroeder hopes ANSEP students will be able to take advantage of the national program. “I’ll certainly encourage my students to apply for some of that funding,” says Schroeder. “Every dollar helps.”For more information, visit the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s webpage.last_img read more

August 31, 2019
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New property of light discovered

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Spain and the U.S. has announced that they have discovered a new property of light—self-torque. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes how they happened to spot the new property and possible uses for it. Journal information: Science PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: Laura Rego et al. Generation of extreme-ultraviolet beams with time-varying orbital angular momentum, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw9486 Explore further Multicolored light twists in new knotted wayscenter_img Play A new property of light beams, the self-torque of light, which is associated to a temporal variation of the orbital angular momentum. Extreme-ultraviolet ultrafast pulses with self-torque are generated through high harmonic generation. Credit: JILA (USA) Rebecca Jacobson, Servicio de Produccion e Innovacion Digital – Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) The researchers suggest that it should be possible to use their technique to modulate the orbital angular momentum of light in ways very similar to modulating frequencies in communications equipment. This could lead to the development of novel devices that make use of manipulating extremely tiny materials. Scientists have long known about such properties of light as wavelength. More recently, researchers have found that light can also be twisted, a property called angular momentum. Beams with highly structured angular momentum are said to have orbital angular momentum (OAM), and are called vortex beams. They appear as a helix surrounding a common center, and when they strike a flat surface, they appear as doughnut-shaped. In this new effort, the researchers were working with OAM beams when they found the light behaving in a way that had never been seen before.The experiments involved firing two lasers at a cloud of argon gas—doing so forced the beams to overlap, and they joined and were emitted as a single beam from the other side of the argon cloud. The result was a type of vortex beam. The researchers then wondered what would happen if the lasers had different orbital angular momentum and if they were slightly out of sync. This resulted in a beam that looked like a corkscrew with a gradually changing twist. And when the beam struck a flat surface, it looked like a crescent moon. The researchers noted that looked at another way, a single photon at the front of the beam was orbiting around its center more slowly than a photon at the back of the beam. The researchers promptly dubbed the new property self-torque—and not only is it a newly discovered property of light, it is also one that has never even been predicted. 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. © 2019 Science X Network Citation: New property of light discovered (2019, June 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-property.htmllast_img read more

August 31, 2019
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The Kids Who Use Tech Seem to Be All Right

first_imgA new paper by scientists at the University of Oxford, published this week in Nature Human Behaviour, should help clear up the confusion. It reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show persuasively that, at a population level, technology use has a nearly negligible effect on adolescent psychological well-being, measured in a range of questions addressing depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, pro-social behavior, peer-relationship problems and the like. Technology use tilts the needle less than half a percent away from feeling emotionally sound. For context, eating potatoes is associated with nearly the same degree of effect and wearing glasses has a more negative impact on adolescent mental health. “This is an incredibly important paper,” says Candice Odgers, a psychologist studying adolescent health and technology at the University of California, Irvine, who wasn’t involved in the research. “It provides a sophisticated set of analyses and is one of the most comprehensive and careful accountings of the associations between digital technologies and well-being to date. And the message from the paper is painstakingly clear: The size of the association documented across these studies is not sufficient or measurable enough to warrant the current levels of panic and fear around this issue.” Read the whole story: Scientific American Such are the conflicting messages about the effects of technology on children’s well-being. Negative findings receive far more attention and have fueled panic among parents and educators. This state of affairs reflects a heated debate among scientists. Studies showing statistically significant negative effects are followed by others revealing positive effects or none at all—sometimes using the same data set.center_img Social media is linked to depression—or not. First-person shooter video games are good for cognition—or they encourage violence. Young people are either more connected—or more isolated than ever.last_img read more

August 30, 2019
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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76

first_imgLess than a week after family friends released the sad news that Aretha Franklin was “gravely ill” and nearing the end, the woman considered a cultural icon and one of the finest vocalists of our time died on August 16, 2018, in Detroit while receiving hospice care, surrounded by loved ones. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told the Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute.”Franklin singing at the 2009 inauguration of President ObamaAccording to the AP, the family added: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”The statement continued:“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”RIP Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018From the time she sang as a child in her father’s church in Detroit, Aretha Franklin’s gift was clear to all. She began her professional career at the age of 18, and went on to sing such classics as “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and “Think.”Aretha Franklin was the first woman admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She hit the Billboard chart with 88 hits, making her the top among female vocalists. From 1967 to 1975, she had more than 24 hits in the Top 40.Franklin preparing to perform at the White House in 2015Her last performance was on November 2, 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City.Elton John posted a tribute, saying, “The loss of Aretha Franklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated–she was one of my favorite pianists. I was fortunate enough to spend time with her….she was obviously unwell and I wasn’t sure she would perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof. She sang and played magnificently and we all wept. We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time.”Aretha Franklin star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, CaliforniaTributes to Aretha Franklin poured in, with Diana Ross saying, I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin,” and John Legend saying, “Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I’ve ever known.”Franklin wipes a tear after being given the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 9, 2005, at the White House.Annie Lennox’s reaction was “She has reigned supreme, and will always be held in the highest firmament of stars as the most exceptional vocalist, performer and recording artist the world has ever been privileged to witness.”Read another story from us: The Golden Hollywood Marriage that Began in Secret and Ended in Mental IllnessJay-Z and Beyoncé performed in Detroit on Monday. After performing their first song at the show, Beyoncé told the crowd, “This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin.”Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at *Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone*, and *InStyle*, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.com.last_img read more

August 29, 2019
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Email backup software MailStore Home 120 released

first_imgEmail backup software MailStore Home 12.0 released by Martin Brinkmann on April 10, 2019 in Email – Last Update: April 12, 2019 – 16 commentsMailStore Home 12.0 is the latest version of the free email backup software for Microsoft Windows devices.We have followed development of the email software since 2011 when we released our initial review of MailStore Home. Back then, we found it to be an excellent program for backing up online email accounts and local accounts in programs such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.The program is updated regularly with new features and support for new versions of Windows or new software email programs.Tip: read how you can speed up Thunderbird (and other local clients) by archiving emails.MailStore Home 12.0MailStore Home 12.0 is available as a download on the developer website. Installed versions of the program may notify you of the new version if you have enabled automatic update checks.You can install the new version on top of existing versions to upgrade them automatically. Another option provided by the installer is to install MailStore Home as a portable version which makes it an ideal tool to carry an archive of emails with you on a USB Flash Drive or other storage device.MailStore Home 12.0 is a major new version but the feature additions aren’t that spectacular. The reason why it is still a major version is that the developing company linked development of the free Home version with the commercial version; the latter received lots of new features. The official changelog of MailStore Home 12.0 lists four changes, two fixes and two improvements.A big improvement, probably the main improvement in MailStore Home 12.0, is that the program runs integrity checks automatically whenever an archive is opened. You could run data integrity checks in previous versions manually already by selecting “Check Data Integrity” under  Start > Administrative Tools but MailStore Home 12.0 checks the integrity automatically whenever you open an archive (an email backup) in the application.The other “improvement” adds G Suite to the trademark list. MailStore Home 12.0 features several fixes, some minor unnamed fixes and improvements, and a fix that addressed an issue in HTML Mime parts with too high recursion depths which resulted in them not being shown correctly.Closing WordsMailStore Home is one of the best email backup programs for Windows; it supports online and local email accounts, and can back them up with little effort on the user’s side. The program has a read-only interface for all backed up emails, search functionality, and a lot more that comes in handy in case you need to find a specific email.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 3 votes Software Name MailStore Home 12.0Operating System WindowsSoftware Category EmailLanding Page https://www.mailstore.com/en/products/mailstore-home/?utm_source=mailstore_home&utm_medium=mailstore Advertisementlast_img read more

August 28, 2019
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Ladysmith hospital spreads awareness about autismLadysmith hospital spreads awareness about autism

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith Provincial Hospital held an educational event on ‘Autism’ on Friday last week (April 6) that many attended in order to gain more insight on this disorder.The event was headed by Linda Messner and Thembeka Mhlongo.Many other speakers gave their own presentations, such as speech therapist Sophia Venter.The main goal of the Autism Awareness Campaign Day was to create awareness about autism and how parents can help children born with this condition.Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a genetic condition that results in abnormal brain development and functioning. This disorder commonly impairs an individual’s ability to communicate socially, clearly and effectively, and behave appropriately.Autism is a chronic developmental disorder that continues throughout an individual’s life.Early signs of this disorder can already be seen before a child is three years old.Any individual can have autism and the cause of this disorder is unknown.Autism occurs across the world and can strike people from any socio-economic background. This disorder affects boys three to four times more often than girls and can run in families, which indicates the possibility of a genetic link.There are ways to help autistic children with development, such as speech therapy and occupational therapy.There is no known cure for autism.World Autism Day is celebrated internationally on April 2.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

August 27, 2019
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first_img Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… 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 Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 27, 2019 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems and Transducers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance: Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound… read more center_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 20, 2019 Bay Labs Announces New Echocardiography Guidance Software Data at ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational guidance software… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more June 12, 2015 – Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will demonstrate the latest generation of Synapse Cardiovascular version 6.0 at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 13 – 15 in Boston. Synapse Cardiovascular version 6.0 is a total re-engineering of Fujifilm’s solution for echo reporting.The software helps cardiologists in a variety of clinical areas efficiently and confidently interpret images and compose structured reports with a streamlined workflow. The system has powerful capabilities designed specifically for: echocardiography; cardiac catheterization and invasive peripheral vascular; nuclear cardiology; vascular ultrasound; electrocardiogram (ECG) management; computed tomography (CT); and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) workflows.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | June 12, 2015 Fujifilm Demonstrates Latest Generation of Synapse Cardiovascular at ASE Re-engineered software enhances image interpretation and structured reporting across multiple subspecialties 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read morelast_img read more

August 17, 2019
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Agents clients only a message away with TripCase

first_imgOffering agents a means to stay in touch with travelling clients, Sabre Pacific has announced it will add a new messaging component to its TripCase app.As part of the application’s 2012 redesign, the company said in addition to the already launched integration into the Sabre GDS, it will also add an agency messaging portal that will offer consultants a means to distribute notifications and manage travel disruptions to travelling clients. Speaking at a media update, Sabre Pacific general manager, product and sales for Australia and New Zealand Carl Frier explained the new interface, to be unveiled later this year, will serve as a “total travel solution” and a means for agents to “manage engagement with travellers from the beginning to the end”.Mr Frier said with the usage growth of smart phones continuously expanding across the South Pacific, the company’s product adjustments and additions would serve to not only benefit clients but the company’s commitment to adapting “quickly and efficiently” for its partners.“Around the world, mobile devices have become part of people’s everyday lives and, as an industry, we have just scratched the surface in leveraging the power, reach and opportunity they represent,” Mr Frier said.  “As mobile devices evolve, we will continue to develop new innovative services and make them available through the TripCase web and mobile platform.” Other adjustments to the product include a new web version to serve as the traveller’s home base, a hidden but accessible menu on the left with important features and information, multiple itinerary view options, a separation of trips by past and present as well as branded messages from agencies, corporations and suppliers.“What makes TripCase unique is how we are able to anticipate travellers’ needs to make the overall travel experience better,” the GM of product added. “The new look and feel dramatically improves the experience of using TripCase and lays the foundation for us to develop new innovative features that are even more intuitive for the traveller.”The technology Group also unveiled a new-look to its Sabre Online product and announced a boost in local development to build programs and products that best match the needs of local agencies and partners.Click here to find out how Sabre is helping agents master their own destiny. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

August 16, 2019
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Andhra Pradesh attracts 12183 lakh tourists in 2015

first_imgThe sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh, blessed with unique temples, enriched with pristine beaches, stunning hill stations, and scenic backwaters, continued to mesmerise millions of tourists across the globe by registering 1218.3 lakh tourist arrivals in 2015.Domestic footfalls to the state increased to 1218.3 lakh in 2015 as against 933 lakh in 2014, thereby registering a growth of 30%.Neerabh Kumar Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism & Culture said, “In our endeavour to make Andhra Pradesh as India’s most preferred tourist destination, this data comes to us as a great encouragement. Under the leadership of our Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu and with a focused strategy in place, we are hopeful of this growth momentum to be replicated year after year going forward. We will continue to invest and focus on developing tourism in Andhra Pradesh of global standard.”Anantapur district which houses the famous Puttaparthi and Lord Veerbhadra temple at Lepakshi became the most visited destination by foreign tourists with a footfall of 1.37 lakh foreigners.Among international tourist arrivals, 2.37 lakh tourists visited the state during the year 2015 as against 66,333 visited in 2014. The majority of the foreign tourists were from the Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Middle East countries such as Dubai among others.Dr R P Khajuria, IFS, Commissioner, Department of Tourism said, “Andhra Pradesh is one of the few states in India, which has such a rich diversity in terms of tourism and has the capacity to attract tourists across all age groups. The potential that lays ahead for the state is vast and these numbers are testimonials to the fact that increasing number of tourists both in India and abroad are realising what the state can offer.”Andhra Pradesh also witnessed a large number of footfalls from business travellers owing to its strong focus on being an ideal investment destination and creating a conducive environment for doing business.last_img read more