APTN National NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he would be putting “real money” toward fixing the health and infrastructure crisis in many First Nation communities.Trudeau made the pledge while responding to question in the House of Commons over a state of emergency declared by 33 First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area of northern Ontario.“We need to fix a relationship that has broken over the past decades and, indeed, centuries between Canada and Indigenous peoples,” said Trudeau. “That is why this government has pledged to renew a new relationship, putting real money forward to build support on infrastructure, health, on a broad range of things and creating a true nation-to-nation relationship.”Trudeau was pressed on the issue during question period by NDP leader Tom Mulcair who called on the government to do something to deal with the health crisis gripping the First Nation communities that are home to 30,000 people.“Another First Nations community in northern Ontario has just declared a state of emergency, not because of a weather disaster or because of any accident, but because of the everyday reality there that is simply unacceptable in our country,” said Mulcair.Trudeau has already promised his government would be investing $2.6 billion in new funding for First Nation education and that his government would be clearing all First Nations off Indigenous Affairs’ water advisory list within four years.It’s expected the Liberal government’s plan to roll out the promised billions to First Nations will be contained in the federal budget scheduled for unveiling on March 22.Earlier in the day, chiefs with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) held a press conference in Toronto declaring the state of emergency.“The many urgent and long-standing health issues that plague our communities are well-documented and the time for action is now,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler. “We are calling on all levels of government to commit to a plan of action to address this crisis.”NAN is the umbrella organization which represents the Sioux Lookout area First Nations.The health system in these First Nation communities is so underfunded and broken that children have died from treatable ailments. In 2014, two four-year-olds died from rheumatic fever.“The health system provided to First Nations is an atrocious mess, which has led to the health crisis we are facing today,” said Solomon Mamakwa, health director with the Shibogama Health Authority. “We are not even allowed to access all mainstream health services and supports. This has led to the loss of many of our people, including children. This type of system is not tolerated or acceptable in mainstream society. Why are we expected to accept this as Indigenous peoples?”NAN said in a statement it expects to meet with federal and provincial officials within the next 90 days to develop a plan to end the health crisis in the communities.Health Minister Jane Philpott told reporters in Ottawa department officials were on the ground dealing with the ongoing crisis.“They are meeting with officials at the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority,” said Philpott. “They will be working with local First Nation chiefs as well as provincial health advisers and we will be addressing these concerns.”Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Zimmer said in a statement emailed to APTN that he would be working with NAN and federal officials to deal with the crisis.“Improving access to health and social services and improving outcomes for First Nations, especially in remote communities, are key issues that we all have to tackle together,” said Zimmer. “Whether they be health-care services, education outcomes or over-representation in child welfare, we need to re-think how we support, resource and empower Indigenous communities.”email@example.com@JorgeBarrera
SEATTLE — A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of North America’s largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, including six million Canadians, and in some cases the hacker obtained social insurance and bank account numbers.It is among the largest security breaches of a major U.S. financial institution on record.In Canada, where it provides Mastercard credit cards for Costco Wholesale’s Canadian retail network, Capital One said approximately one million social insurance numbers were compromised.Paige A. Thompson, who uses the online handle “erratic” — was charged with a single count of computer fraud and abuse in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Thompson made an initial appearance in court and was ordered to remain in custody pending a detention hearing Thursday.Federal agents began tracking Thompson online after being notified by Capital One of a possible breach in July.One June 18, Thompson sent a message on Twitter to another user saying, “Ive basically strapped myself with a bomb vest, (expletive) dropping capitol ones dox and admitting it.”The FBI raided Thompson’s residence Monday and seized digital devices. An initial search turned up files that referenced Capital One and “other entities that may have been targets of attempted or actual network intrusions.”Thompson was a systems engineer at Amazon Web Services between 2015 and 2016, about three years before the breach took place.While that service is used by Capital One, there is no evidence that Amazon’s cloud system was involved in the breach.“AWS was not compromised in any way and functioned as designed,” a company spokesperson said Tuesday. “The perpetrator gained access through a misconfiguration of the web application and not the underlying cloud-based infrastructure. As Capital One explained clearly in its disclosure, this type of vulnerability is not specific to the cloud.”Capital One Financial Corp. was notified by a third party on July 19 that their data had appeared on the code-hosting site GitHub, which is owned by Microsoft. The McLean, Virginia, company says it immediately notified the FBI.The FBI said a Twitter user who went by “erratic” sent a user direct messages warning about distributing the bank’s data, including names, birthdates and Social Security numbers. That user reported the message to Capital One.Capital One said it believes it is unlikely that the information was used for fraud, but the investigation is ongoing.The data breach involves about 100 million people in the U.S. and six million in Canada.The bank said the bulk of the hacked data consisted of information supplied by consumers and small businesses who applied for credit cards between 2005 and early 2019. In addition to data such as phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth and self-reported income, the hacker was also able to access credit scores, credit limits and balances, as well as fragments of transaction information from a total of 23 days in 2016, 2017 and 2018.“While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened,” said Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank. “I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right.”Capital One Financial Corp., the nation’s seventh-largest commercial bank with $373.6 billion in assets as of June 30, is the latest U.S. company to suffer a major data breach in recent years.In Canada, Desjardins Group revealed a data breach in June that saw the leak of names, addresses, birthdates, social insurance numbers and other private information from roughly 2.7 million people and 173,000 businesses.Desjardins, a Quebec-based co-operative, said a single employee, who has been fired since the breach was detected in December 2018, was responsible. A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.In 2017, a data breach at Equifax, one of the major credit reporting companies, exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of roughly half of the U.S. population and about 19,000 Canadians.Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner concluded in April that the company fell short of their privacy obligations to Canadians, including poor security safeguards and holding information too long, but it did not level fines.Last week, Equifax agreed to pay at least $700 million to settle lawsuits over the breach in a settlement with federal authorities and states. The agreement includes up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers.The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. last year was just under $8 million, according to a study by IBM Security and Ponemon Institute.___This story has been corrected to show Twitter messages were sent to a third party, not directly to Capital One.___Associated Press reporter Alex Veiga in Los Angeles contributed to this article.Gene Johnson, The Associated Press
Campers looking forward to spending the Victoria Day holiday weekend at Long Point Provincial Park will have to make alternative arrangements.Late Monday afternoon, staff decided to close the 375-acre park till Tuesday, May 21 due to near-record water levels in Lake Erie and the potential for flooding this has caused.This follows on the heels of the park’s closure on Sunday, again due to high water levels and flooding of the park property at the east end of Erie Boulevard.“The park remains closed to the public at this time,” superintendent Jeff Pickersgill said in an email.“Ensuring public safety is a priority for Ontario Parks and will guide our decision on when to re-open.”Ontario Parks will contact everyone who made reservations for the coming holiday weekend.Campers will be offered a chance to re-book at another Ontario Parks facility, without penalty, where sites are available or cancel altogether and receive a full refund.“Staff are continuing to monitor conditions closely to re-open the park as soon as it is safe to do so,” Pickersgill said.The closure is a major setback for campers in this part of Ontario who are eager to kick off the 2019 summer season.Long Point Provincial Park features 1.5 kilometres of beachfront. It has 256 campsites, 78 of which are electrified. With more than 380 species, the park is a favourite with bird watchers.This is the second major disruption in Long Point in as many years in the week before the Victoria Day holiday weekend.Last year at this time, Norfolk council was surprised to hear that a key bridge on the Long Point Causeway in the area of George Lane was failing and no longer safe for heavy traffic.Light vehicles were allowed in and out of Long Point but the bridge situation complicated the delivery of fuel, boats, and consumer goods. As a precaution, Norfolk County stationed fire trucks, ambulance and first responders in Long Point until the bridge was stabilized with a rig-mat repair.Flooding in Long Point has been reported in recent days. Last week, there were reports that Lake Erie came ashore and washed over the Long Point Causeway in the area of Erie Boulevard and Hastings Drive.This winter, cottage owners watched with alarm as the high lake washed away large sections of the Long Point beach adjacent to cottages on Woodstock Avenue.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com
“Our objective must be to help bridge the gap between the lofty rhetoric of human rights in the halls of the United Nations and its sobering realities on the ground,” Ms. Arbour says in a report to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who transmitted it to the General Assembly. The report, “Plan of Action: Protection and Empowerment,” responds to Mr. Annan’s sweeping UN reform report “In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all,” which reaffirms the centrality of human rights to the UN and recalls that the protection of human rights is essential to building a more secure and prosperous world, she says. “In an organization pledged to promote and protect human rights, this is a call to action. In a world plagued by daily assaults on dignity and freedom, it is a call to conscience,” the High Commissioner says of her report. The plan of action identifies poverty, discrimination, impunity, conflict, failure to act democratically and institutional weaknesses as areas needing special focus. To correct the deficits, it calls for more country and regional offices, enhanced monitoring of human rights observance and faster response to requests for aid. While the human rights programme has made historic progress over the 60-year life of the UN, however, it would be difficult for it to expand the Office of the High Commissioner’s role when “its political body is today in difficulty, its monitoring role weak and my Office chronically under-resourced and ill-equipped,” she says. Her Office receives only 1.8 per cent of the UN budget and most of its budget comes from other sources, Ms. Arbour says, but to raise its standards the Office would need to double its $86.4 million budget over the next five or six years. She agreed with Mr. Annan’s proposal that the 53-member Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) should be upgraded to a small, standing Human Rights Council, saying her Office “strongly supports the proposal that country scrutiny should be exercised through an effective, fair and transparent system of peer review and that this system should be built on the principle of universal scrutiny.”
In a press statement today, the 15-member Council strongly condemned the attack, carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in which 18 peacekeepers were also injured.“The members […] condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [known by its French acronym, MONUSCO] by armed groups,” added the statement.They also urged all armed groups in the country to lay down their weapons and underscored that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.Further in the statement, Security Council members also expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the peacekeepers killed, as well as to the Government of Tanzania – where the peacekeepers were from – and wished the injured peacekeepers a speedy recovery.The members also reiterated their full support for MONUSCO and expressed their deep appreciation to MONUSCO’s troop- and police-contributing countries.
ASI Mining, an Autonomous Solutions, Inc company, has given its take on the previously announced investment from Epiroc to scale ASI Mining’s autonomous mining platform and ensure access to Epiroc’s world-wide service and support channels.“ASI Mining is now able to leverage Epiroc’s extensive mining automation experience and global service and support network,” said Mel Torrie, CEO of ASI. “This puts us in a position to rapidly scale in delivering mine automation systems that retrofit or integrate with any vehicle make or model.”Epiroc’s investment in, and support of, ASI Mining reflects a growing, collaborative approach to addressing key industry concerns such as labour shortages, production levels and safety. The support of Epiroc will help ASI Mining provide its leading autonomous mining technology to its customers on a larger scale.“The investment in ASI Mining is part of our strategy to expand in automation and interoperability in the mining segment,” said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. “This is the future in mining, and the great team at ASI Mining has developed state-of-the-art solutions that will enhance Epiroc’s delivery of productivity and safety improvements to customers worldwide.”
It was interesting on the playing court, where Montenegro beat Romania 23:20 in Group D in Vrsac, but also after at the PRESS conference, where Montenegrin star with Serbian origins, who curently playing in Romanian TOP team, Katarina Bulatović talks about the match, but also behaviour of Romanian head coach, Gheorghe Tadici after the final whistle:– Romania played the best match so far. On the other side, we started very bad, but we knew how to react. Of course we are very happy, because we took all four points with us to Novi Sad. Now, we can play without pressure. I want to tell to mister Tadici that fair-play is when you shake hand with your rivals after the match – said angry Katarina.Tadici obviosly decided to solve this mistake quickly:– When we are speaking about fair-play, I want to congratulate to the rival. They played with bigger wish, they knew how and what to make on the court in all the situations. I want to congratulate also to my team. We fought well, but in different conditions, because we have played in two different half-times against many factors. Thanks to our fans. They were fantastic and I apologise because we didn’t give them more. I hope that we will play much better in Novi Sad, because we can do it – concluded Tadici.source: vijesti.me gheorghe tadiciKatarina Bulatovic ← Previous Story Macedonia to break negative record on EHF EURO events? Next Story → SHF apologies – EHF statement
YouTube credit: MuchoMachoHowever, Moyes’ side didn’t take long to react to the opening goal, with Javier Hernandez equalising just four minutes later. The Mexican striker was on the receiving end of a wonderful Alex Buttner cross and made no mistake from close range.YouTube credit: MuchoMachoUnited had several other decent chances either side of the break, but it was Swansea who were the better team in the second half. Laudrup’s men looked dangerous on the break and played with their usual neatness in possession.Fabio made matters more difficult for United when he was red carded for a shocking lunge in the 80th minute. The Brazilian wing back had only been on the pitch briefly after coming on as a substitute, meaning Moyes well regret his personnel switch.YouTube credit: FootballGolazos2014 MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE been knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Swansea at Old Trafford.The shock will only add to the pressure on David Moyes in Manchester, as Michael Laudrup’s side advance to the fourth round to take on Birmingham, Bristol Rovers or Crawley. A red card to replacement Fabio proved costly as Wilfred Bony took advantage to score a 90th minute winner for the Swans.It was the visitors who got off to the brighter start, when Wayne Routledge gave Michael Laudrup’s side the lead in the 12th minute. A weighted through ball from Alejandro Pozuelo split United’s centre backs, and Routledge finished by chipping over the stranded Anders Lindegaard. It was Bony who got on the end of a Routledge cross to score the late winner, condemning United to an early exit from the cup. Routledge bypassed Darren Fletcher down the left before swinging the ball into the muscular striker to head home.YouTube credit: E.S F- Originally posted 17.22Watch: Andy Reid completes Forest’s FA Cup rout against West HamChelsea ease past Derby to set up fourth round clash with Stoke
‘Italian attack launched on Greece follows rejection of ultimatum’, the headline read.“Greece and Italy are at war. It is reported from Belgrade that Italian troops have entered Greece at many points from Albania and that an Italian naval force is attacking the Greek island of Corfu. A message from Sofía confirms other reports that fighting has broken out on the Greco-Albanian frontier. Some messages say that 200,000 Italians are taking part in the first onslaught.”With this cover page story, Melbourne newspaper The Argus was published on Tuesday 29 October 1940. Miles away, on the European frontier of World War II, fighting had began after the Greek Cabinet, under General Metaxas, rejected an Italian ultimatum. At 3.00 am on the morning of Monday 28 October, 1940, Emanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador to Greece, delivered an ultimatum from Benito Mussolini to Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas. Il Duce demanded that Metaxas allow the Italian army free passage to enter and occupy strategic sites in Greece unopposed. Metaxas delivered an unequivocal response in French – “Alors, c’est la guerre”.The brief phrase, ‘Then, it is war’, was quickly turned into the laconic ‘Oxi’ – the Greek for no – by the citizens of Athens. Before the ultimatum had even expired, at 5.30 am the Italian army poured over the Greek-Albanian border into the Pindos region of Northern Greece, where they met unexpected resistance.Within six months, the Germans would raise the swastika over the Acropolis. Despite Greece’s ultimate fall to Axis powers, Metaxas’ response resulted in a fatal diversion and delay for the Axis powers.Oxi Day to this day remains a source of pride and admiration for Greek people.But how did the Australian media of the time portray the Italian attack on Greece, and more so the courageous and crucial ‘No’ of the Greek people? With a significant Greek diaspora scattered all around the continent – that according to media reports of the time counted over 16,000 Greeks – it was the Australian media that brought to Greek expatriates news about the events in their homeland. Newspapers were saturated with the events from the fronts of World War II, and in the week preceding 28 October words like ‘Greece’, ‘Italy’, ‘Albanian border’ had prevailed after the conflict on the Albanian-Greek border, allegedly initiated by Greek soldiers. The weeks that followed brought Greece to the cover pages of almost all Australian press. From Hobart to Darwin, from Perth to Brisbane, cover pages of the biggest newspapers in all states had Greece in their headlines:The Argus, Melbourne, 29 October 1940:Italian attack launched on Greece follows rejection of ultimatum – Troops cross frontier, navy shells Corfu – Metaxas seeks British helpDaily News, Perth, 28 October:Greece at war with ItalyThe News, Adelaide, 29 October:Battle Rages on Albanian border – 200,000 Italians in land attack – Bombs on AthensThe Examiner, Launceston, 30 October:Greece in the war – King of Greece assumes army leadership – People courageously accept warThe Courier Mail, Brisbane, 29 October:Italian troops march into Greece – Naval clash off Corfu reported – Aid from BritainMussolini’s advisors had assured him that the invasion of Greece would take no more than two weeks – Greece was a small country with a correspondingly small army. This, however, failed to happen. Immediately after it had been announced that Greece had rejected the ultimatum, the Greek government appealed to the British government for assistance, in accordance with the British government’s undertaking of April 17 that if any action was taken that threatened Greek independence it would feel bound to lend all the support in its power.Having entered the war in 1939 after the invasion of Poland, and against Italy and Germany, as part of the British Commonwealth war effort Australia had come under attack for the first time in its post-colonial history.The British involvement and the aid it provided for Greece served as a way to localise the content for the Australian readers. The rhetoric and the language throughout the press was in favour of Greece and the ‘courageous’ Greek people: ‘Greece forced into war’, ‘Italy invades Greece’, ‘Axis strikes at Greece’, ‘stubborn Greek fighters’, ‘unbroken Greek lines’, ‘Greeks fight grimly’.On page 6 of the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, on 31 October, Greek soldiers are praised for their fierce resistance while the Italian success was minimised.“Memories of the campaigns in Norway, Holland and Belgium should warn the public against easy optimism based on the early fighting on the Greek Albanian border. Although the Italians may have advanced at some points, the weight of evidence is that the Greeks are resisting fiercely and, on the whole successfully.” On page 5 of the Queensland Times, on 29 October, in the article entitled ‘Will Fight to Death’, says Metaxas, Italians are described as ‘invaders’. The message from the King to King George of Greece appeared in its entirety in almost all newspapers – amongst those, on the cover page of Adelaide paper The News. “In this hour of Greece’s need, I wish to say this to the heroic Greek nation and to my cousin George, King of the Hellenes: we are with you in this struggle; your cause is our cause. We are fighting against a common foe […] Long live Greece and her leaders. Long live the King of the Hellenes.”Launceston’s Examiner, on the cover page dated 30 October, re-emphasises the courage and determination of Greek people, supported by the writing of the British The Times.“The Greek population has accepted the situation courageously and in Egypt organisation of an army of 20,000 Greeks has begun. In the midst of attacks by land and air the behaviour of crowds in Greek cities has reflected the confidence with which the Italian challenge has been accepted. The Times’ Athens correspondent says the Greeks are meeting the war with a smile, but the smile has a twist of anger. Greece has the sympathy and moral support of the civilised world, which has revolted at the spectacle of yet another crime against small nations.”The support of the Australian press for the Greeks is evident on page 2 of the Goulburn Evening Post, 29 October, with the use of explicit and clear-cut language.“There is no excuse for the attack on Greece, and it is the fervent hope of all lovers of liberty that the Italians will suffer bitterly for the attack,” it wrote.Interestingly enough, not rare are the articles that through magnifying the Greek past and history attempted to give more credibility to their unequivocal support of Greece in war.“The first democracy was born in battle. The strong, proud people who in the fifth century BC routed the armies and navies of Darius and Xerxes at Marathon and Salamis created in the world a new kind of government while their strength and pride in victory were fresh and powerful,” page 7 of Daily News, Perth, read. Or The Sydney Morning Herald:“The Independence of Greece for which Byron gave his life and Britain fought one of history’s most decisive naval battles, once again becomes a cause enlisting the support and intervention of the British people.”Greek Community and warIn his historical book Australians and Greeks, volume III, Hugh Gilchrist looked at the way Australia’s Greeks viewed and prepared for World War II.“Australia’s Greeks had watched events in Europe with increasing anxiety. Their attitude to the Metaxas regime, as might be expected, had been divided,” Gilchrist wrote.Campaigns to raise funds to buy aircraft also divided Australia’s Greek communities. However, the majority of Australia’s Greeks were supportive of Britain and the Allies. “A fund in aid of the Greek air force, backed by Greece’s Consuls, by the Greek Orthodox Archbishop and by Phos, but opposed by the Greek Left, raised about £800 (to which Antony Lucas, Greece’s Consul in Melbourne, contributed £500). Another fund, launched in Sydney by Ethnikon Vima, had by October 1939 raised about £2,555 in aid of the Royal Australian Air Force.”When Greece declared war on Italy, public opinion in Australia changed overnight, noted Gilchrist. “The mainstream press, until then equivocal about the Metaxas regime, warmly praised Greece’s resistance to Italian aggression; and, when Australian troops in North Africa defeated an Italian army in February 1941, Greeks and Australians felt united in a common cause.” With many of the meeting minutes of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria dated to 1940 missing, not much was said about the crucial October day. While unfortunately there is no direct reference to the events of the 28 October 1940, on 3 November 1940 it was noted that ‘a service was held at the Community’s church The Annunciation of Our Lady. Prayers were recited for the success of both Greeks and Allies in the War. After the service the parishioners marched to the Shrine of Remembrance and placed a wreath’.On 26 November 1940, ‘Greek funding opened’, for the support of the Greek war efforts under the auspices of the then Lord Mayor of Melbourne Cr Frank Beaurepaire and the Greek Consul, A.J.J. Lucas. Earlier that year, on 9 July 1940, the community meeting minutes recorded that ‘over 100 Greek shop owners of Victoria contributed their day’s takings to the war effort’.While the invasion of Greece was making the cover pages of the Australian press, articles were written about Greek communities around Australia willing to go back and fight for their homeland. On 30 October 1940, Cairns Post wrote:“Greeks in Sydney tonight held parties to express relief that the uncertainties of the last month had ended. They were, however, not unmindful of the situation, especially as many of them have relatives in Greece. At the Athenian Club, the meeting place of the Greek community, the customary pastimes were suspended whenever a news bulletin was broadcast. When the first announcement was made that Greece was at war, a group of young members at the club shouted “Zito O Polemos” (“Hurrah for the War”) and drank a toast to General Metaxas and Britain.”On the same day, Brisbane’s Courier Mail ran an article with headline ‘Greeks here keen to fight at home’. “Many Greeks in Queensland offered yesterday to return to Greece to fight with the army. After the first batch of inquiries had reached him the Consul for Greece in Queensland (Mr Christy Freeleagus) sent the following telegram to the Royal Consul-General for Greece (Mr E. Vrisakis) in Sydney: ‘Several of our countrymen have expressed to me their wish to return to Greece and join the colours. Please advise instructions.’ He received this reply in the afternoon: ‘Please express on behalf of the Royal Greek government congratulations to Greeks offering to enlist and ask them to await instructions.’ Mr Freeleagus said that the war activities of the 3,000 Greeks in Queensland, which included 600 in Brisbane, would depend on the arrangements made between Greece, Britain, and Australia.”The article continued to say that every member of the Greek community on the North Coast was ‘delighted and proud’ when the news of Greece’s decision to resist the Italian demands was announced.Mr A. Crethar, a prominent Greek businessman of Lismore, was quoted as saying that “every Greek would do everything possible to assist in hastening the victory which all knew would come. A conference of Greeks on the North Coast would be held, to discuss what practical assistance could be given to relieve distress caused by bombing, and to plan other means of helping the mother country”.In the article ‘Greeks in Sydney – Expression of Relief’, published on 30 October at Townsville Day Bulletin, it was noted that there were 16,000 Greeks in Australia, 8,000 of them in Queensland. Enthusiastic about the strengths of Greek soldiers and their discipline, the article went on to say that Greece had the largest merchant fleet in the Mediterranean and one of the largest in the world, and that there were 1,000,000 Greeks in Egypt.*Sources: Australians and Greeks: Volume III: The Later Years, by Hugh Gilchrist, published by Halstead Press; Victoria Lord – The Ultimate History Project; Trove – National Library of Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
iPad 2 : Apple proposerait trois modèles en 2011Le site DigiTimes.com a eu accès à de nouvelles informations plus précises concernant l’iPad 2. L’appareil, prévu pour 2011, serait décliné en trois versions.Pour le moment, ces informations n’ont pas encore été confirmées par Apple. Mais la source est connue pour être fiable. DigiTimes.com vient de faire savoir que l’iPad 2 serait décliné en trois versions : Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + UMTS (3G) et Wi-Fi + CDMA (autre norme 3G).À lire aussiWireLurker : quand un malware attaque l’iPhoneA l’heure actuelle, la firme à la pomme vendrait entre 60 et 65% de modèles 3G. Toujours selon le DigiTimes, Apple travaillerait aussi sur l’affichage. Il s’agirait de réduire l’effet miroir de l’écran actuel pour permettre une meilleure lecture en extérieur. Deux à 3 millions de ces modèles sont prévus pour continuer à alimenter les réseaux de distribution, alors que 16 millions de tablettes ont déjà été produites par la firme de Cupertino en 2010.L’iPad 2 devrait sortir à la fin du premier trimestre 2011 ou au début du deuxième.Le 28 décembre 2010 à 14:46 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) welcomed approval last week of a new definition for taurine that now includes fish. Taurine is an important amino acid for fish, but it was not approved for use in aquafeeds produced in the United States. This left feed formulators in the U.S. with only the option of using fishmeal in the diets to meet the taurine needs of our animals, reducing the amount of U.S. soy that could be utilized. This approval caps a multi-year research effort supported by SAA, the United Soybean Board (USB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).ASA is a proud member of the SAA, with Director George Goblish, of Minnesota, serving on the SAA Board.
A memorial service will be held at the SeaLife Center to honor Dunham on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m., and is open to the public. The center released a statement on Thursday that Willard E. Dunham had passed away. Dunham served on the center’s Board of Directors since it’s inception in 1990. In a release from the center, “the Alaska SeaLife Center has chosen to rename its Bay Conference Room after Dunham. Prior to 2010, the majority of board meetings occurred in this room, which overlooks Resurrection Bay and the eider habitats. Seller’s and spectacled eiders were Dunham’s favorite species to watch at the Center.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Former mayor and founding member of the Board of Directors for the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward passed away on March 1. He was the longest standing member, and both board chair and board secretary.
Nirmala SitharamanScreenshotNothing better represents cliched social classification, profiling at a glance, and naked condescension as the daft TV coverage, discussions and debates, mostly experts, with crowd-sourced opinions spicing them at the end like in the pre- and post-Budget media mania.The budget coverage, not too different from precursors to cricket tournaments, movie releases, and other mega-public interest events, has evolved into a perfect format where everyone in society is represented, unequally, with a voice proportionate to their social standing.In the studio, economists get over 40 per cent of the time and asked for their expert opinions, and they reply with lots of numbers, often hinting first name basis familiarity with the Finance Minister. From them you will hear terms like – sluggish growth, investments roadmap, fiscal deficit, boost to manufacturing, agriculture and service sectors, balancing spend with bold reforms and prudent disinvestment, China, global economy, blah, blah, blah. They come dressed with semi-formal casualness. They never ask anything for themselves… they have already figured it out.Then come the corporate types who get another 20 per cent. Industry body chiefs. Business honchos. Big Bankers. Mutual fund heads. FIIs. London and Hong Kong-based biggies. They showcase first name basis familiarity with the intellectual and economist but respectfully mention the FM. They give less strategic and more tactical analysis. They state their expectations. Expect FM to cut corporate taxes, help banking recover and put lending back on track on a priority basis, deliver stronger disinvestment targets, blah, blah, blah.Then the vertical heads – 10 per cent coverage. Each speaking for real estate, cars, pharma, software, telecom, etc. They state one demand… often long overdue. They are often positive.Then class representatives. 10 per cent coverage but too many have to share from this pie. Like in life. Like in the economy itself. Young people. MBA Students. Techies. Working Women. Often huddled in groups while one or two are asked pointedly – should income tax be deductions be increased, should petrol prices be reduced, should FM focus on job creation. The reporter on the street then hands it back to anchor saying, that is what Bengaluru, or Hyderabad, or Corporates, or Young Indians expect from the budget. India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to present the 2019 budget in Parliament, New Delhi, July 5, 2019ReutersThen AAM AADMI. English anchors ask questions in Hindi. At petrol bunks. Small retail stores. Railways platforms. 5 per cent coverage time. “Bhaiya… aap hume batiye ki aap to kya lagta hain…” Housewives. Labour. Poor. Lower Middle Class. “Reduce prices, give us something, anything… save us” cries are heard here. They crib. They don’t wear good dresses. They are delighted to be on TV. They will lose.Then the anchor cuts back to the economist. 15 per cent more. Like in life. Like in economy.
Speakers at a seminar on corruption arranged by Nagorik Oikya at the National Press Club on Monday. Photo: Focus BanglaA former adviser of the caretaker government, M Hafizuddin Khan, has compared the present political situation of Bangladesh with English writer Gorge Orwell’s allegorical novel Animal Farm saying here nobody has the right to differ with the government.He made the remark while addressing a seminar on corruption arranged by Nagorik Oikya at the National Press Club on Monday, reports UNB.According to UNB, Hafizuddin said currently country’s political situation is nothing but an ‘electoral dictatorship’ and a massive movement is a must to get out of this situation.Speaking on the occasion, former governor of the Bangladesh Bank Salehuddin Ahmed said the corrupt people who are responsible for the mismanagement of the banking sector are not brought under proper punishment.He said the overall graft practices are being encouraged by of political corruption and lack of people’s participation in the ruling system.Dhaka University professor Asif Nazrul said, “I feel sorry when I hear that the corrupt persons are more vocal about the ideology of our liberation war and I think those who are taking the advantage of the ideology, are, mainly, betraying with the ideology.”He said the main reasons for present corruption are an absolute concentration of power and lack of accountability. According to him, presently the institutions of the government are totally under the power of a handful of people.Professor Anu Muhammad, member-secretary the National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, said the economy of the country is being run by the remittance and labour’s money but some corrupt people are merely looting it.He said, “There are two groups of ‘fundamentalists’ in the country, one is religious fundamentalists and another is ‘fundamentalists in government’ and the second group is not caring the people’s demands of getting rights.”Another former caretaker government advisor Mainul Husein said the present politics is trying to present the ideology of Liberation War as an ideology which is against people’s right to get democracy. He dubbed this as a corruption too.Zafrullah Chowdhury, founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, and some others also addressed with Mahmudur Rahman Manna, the founder of Nagorik Oikya, in the chair.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) shakes hands with his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on May 16, 2018AFP . Photo : AFPGuatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States’ deeply controversial move that was accompanied by deadly violence on the Gaza border.Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales were among officials who attended a ceremony inaugurating the new embassy at an office park in the disputed city, which is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The US and Guatemalan moves break with decades of international consensus. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman also attended Wednesday’s ceremony.So far the only other nation with immediate plans to open an Israel embassy in Jerusalem is Paraguay, expected to do so before the end of the month.Netanyahu profusely praised Guatemala for making the move and noted it came only two days after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.The Israeli premier spoke of Guatemala’s early recognition of the state of Israel after its creation in 1948 and said he would visit the country of 16 million on his next visit to Latin America.”I look forward to assessing with you the practical ways… that we can advance this friendship and this alliance,” Netanyahu said.”But today, I just want to say how delighted we are to have you.”Morales called it a “transcendental moment for future generations” who will “remember that friendly countries took courageous decisions in favour of Israel and we do this because you have a special place in our hearts.”‘To the fringes’The US embassy move on Monday was accompanied by mass protests and clashes along the Gaza border that saw Israeli forces kill some 60 Palestinians.Israel has faced international criticism over its use of live fire against demonstrators.It says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop mass infiltrations from the Palestinian enclave, which is run by Islamist movement Hamas.On Monday, tens of thousands had gathered near the border while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians approached the fence and sought to break through, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.Most of those killed were shot by Israeli snipers, the Gazan health ministry said, in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since a 2014 Gaza war.Israel’s army said “it appears that at least 24” of those killed were militants, mainly from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.It said explosive devices and firebombs were used, while Israeli soldiers were also shot at.But there were numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium among those supporting such action.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the European Union have previously called for an independent probe, with 116 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since a campaign of protests on the Gaza-Israel border was launched on 30 March.Morales’s decision to move Guatemala’s embassy has been seen as partly influenced by his evangelical religious beliefs.Evangelicals want to see Jews rebuild their temple in Jerusalem, which according to their beliefs would facilitate the second coming of Christ.The move is also seen by some as a gesture to elicit US support at a time when Morales stands accused by Guatemalan prosecutors of accepting illegal campaign contributions.Former Guatemalan foreign minister Gabriel Orellana has said Morales’s embassy move has the effect of banishing his country “to the fringes of the United Nations”.Jerusalem’s status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community.
‘Dragon Ball’ Wants to Set a Major Guinness World Record at SDCC 2019Toy Tuesday: 11 Most Powerful ‘Dragon Ball’ Toys Stay on target There’s a brand new Dragon Ball Super movie coming out in Japan near the end of the year. This comes as a bit of a shock since the series is set to go on hiatus at the end of the Tournament of Power arc. While “indefinite hiatus” doesn’t necessarily mean the series is gone forever, it does mean that there isn’t a current date set the bring it back on the air, which is usually bad news for a show.However, Toei has confirmed that the 20th Dragon Ball movie will be coming to Japanese theaters on December 14 of this year. The working title seems to just be, “The Dragon Ball Super movie,” at this time, and details are light on what the subject of the film will be about.Series creator, Akira Toriyama has shed some light on how the movie will fit into the series and a basic idea of what the plot may revolve around.The Dragon Ball Super movie this time around will be the next story that takes place after the anime that’s currently on TV. The content will shed a little light on previously unexplored topics having to do with Frieza and the Saiyans, and I think it will be a very enjoyable story that serves up a long-awaited formidable opponent!I wouldn’t be surprised if this movie is a semi-sequel to the last one, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. After the Tournament of Power, Frieza is sure to return to his old ornery behavior, and it would make sense that Goku and squad would have to take him down one last time.While the Japanese release of the Dragon Ball Super movie will be in December, we haven’t got a date for the English version yet. It usually only takes a few months for the dubbed films to get released here so we’ll likely see the Dragon Ball Super movie in Western theaters March 2019 at the earliest. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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. (PhysOrg.com) — Sparking controversy in the small circle of physicists working to resolve the issue of whether dark matter actually exists, Juan Collar, spokesman for the CoGeNT project in the Soudan mine in Minnesota, spoke recently at the American Physical Society meeting and disclosed that his team has found results similar to those experienced by the DAMA/LIBRA team in Italy over the past several years, which show an excess of low energy interactions in their germanium crystal detectors, that his group can’t explain any other way but to ascribe it to the existence of dark matter. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further The DAMA/LIBRA team has insisted for 12 years that the data it has found with its detectors backs up the theory that not only does dark matter exist, but that it can be shown to exist by seasonal changes in the amount of recoil hitting in their germanium detectors. The idea is that because the Earth moves and supposed clouds of dark matter don’t, there should be times of higher activity when the Earth is moving into or through an area of dense dark matter, and lower activity when it’s not. This is the basis of the argument the DAMA/LIBRA team has had to explain the seasonal changes in the number of hits they see.The problem with all this though is that there are other teams that have not been able to reproduce the results shown first by the DAMA/LIBRA team, and now by those with the CoGeNT team (most notably the Swiss XENON100 team.) Making the whole argument even more sensational is that the CoGeNT team actually set out to prove to the world that the DAMA/LIBRA team was wrong.All of the teams are working to prove or disprove the notion that theoretical particles of dark matter, called WIMPS, exist and thus can be used, or not to back up or refute many other theories that serve to explain many of the unexplained phenomena that exist in the universe; such as what holds everything together. Some theories suggest that if dark matter does truly exist, it likely makes up eighty percent of everything there is; if it doesn’t however, a lot of physicists will be going back to the drawing board.One thing is certain however, and that is much more research will have to be done, both by those that are seeing results and those that aren’t, before anyone can even come close to claiming they understand the invisible forces that make the universe what it is. Citation: Minnesota researcher’s findings on dark matter jibe with Italy’s DAMA/LIBRA claims (2011, May 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-minnesota-dark-jibe-italy-damalibra.html New Limits on the Origin of Dark Matter
With the aim of bringing the young and promising future stars of the international culinary community on a single platform where they could connect, share ideas, while creating something exceptional out of their experiences – the world’s biggest culinary competition for student chefs – the International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) – is back with a delicious and delectable bang. The fifth edition of the event will be held across four cities of India – Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru and Kolkata – from January 28 February 2. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) brings together the best hospitality and culinary which has made IIHM numero uno.YCO 2019 will witness participation from budding chefs from 50 countries, including England, Wales, Canada, Russia, Spain, South Africa, UAE, Switzerland, Thailand, France, Italy and Hong Kong among others. Dr Suborno Bose, Chairman, YCO Global Council, Co-chairman and CEO, International Hospitality Council Founder and Chief Mentor, International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), took the initiative and kicked off Young Chef Olympiad in the year 2015 and since then the event has been organised over and over again. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTalking about the initiative, he said: “In 2015 we organised the first ever International Young Chef Olympiad with 15 participating countries. The rest has been an extraordinary success story. Now we are planning to build a sustainable model for YCO for the next 50 years. We are looking at not just being stationed in India, but taking the Olympiad abroad to different countries, where it would be easier to unearth even more local talent. I’m hopeful that we’ll continue to make India proud this year too.” He believes that IIHM is a perfect place for the people who are looking for an education that extends beyond the four walls of the classroom, and a qualification accepted internationally with hands on experience in highly skilled areas of the hospitality industry. The students are challenged intellectually to develop their analytical thinking, sense of responsibility and their holistic approach to solving business problems in the real world. Dr Bose also shared that the institution holds strong values which are ingrained in the students from the time they take admission in the institute. They ensure that all students take active part in the numerous charitable activities at IIHM every year. The international curriculum at IIHM is designed to motivate students to learn holistically through research, field trips, surveys, real-time practice in an attached hotel and develop international perspectives through sharing of ideas with international guest lecturers. At all levels of study, extreme care is taken to ensure that all the students get enough opportunities to be able to satisfy one. The students are engaged in international case studies, essay writing and presentation skills with emphasis on citation, referencing and bibliography. In the first two levels of the course the student is regularly exposed to the practices and problems within the hospitality industry through work in the kitchen, the training restaurant and the Front Office Studio and assumes responsibility for managing the operations. Revealing the curriculum in the institute, he asserted, “We started with 35 students; it has come up to 7000 students all over India. Campuses in Doha and Qatar are scheduled to begin in March 2019. The students of IIHM are placed all over the world as general managers, executives, owners, chefs, entrepreneurs. There is a huge emphasis on technology education as well a practical knowledge which is provided to the students.” Dr Suborno also informed that countries like Turkey, Sweden and France have also collaborated with the institute, for the various student exchange programmes. “We are a very modern institute, focussing on worldwide teachings, focussing on to social media which has become a necessity for the benefits of the students in the longer run and be industry ready,” he said.
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more August 2, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted market clearance for a hand lotion designed to offer radiation protection from X-rays. Physicians such as interventional cardiologists who work with live angiographic fluoroscopic X-ray systems often have their hands in the radiation field during imaging. The cream, developed BloXR Corp., is applied prior to donning gloves, or over a glove with another glove on top, to serve as a lightweight radiation shield.BloXR’s X-ray Attenuating Cream is intended to be used during medical procedures where hands are necessarily exposed to radiation, to offer some degree of protection from radiation exposure in the diagnostic imaging range of up to 130 kVp. This may include surgical procedures that require the use of fluoroscopy or radiography or other procedures. X-ray Attenuating Cream is not intended to be used in or adjacent to the primary X-ray beam or the transmitted beam, and should not be used in lieu of a radiographic procedure glove, which is used in radiography for those studies requiring the physician’s hand or forearm be in the direct path of the primary X-ray beam.The FDA has identified the risks of cream for X-ray attenuation as adverse tissue reaction from direct contact to the skin and infection risk to the patient as a result of patient contact with contaminated/compromised cream due to glove failure. Glove failure could occur due to incompatibility with the cream formulation, weakening the mechanical characteristics of the surgical gloves.The FDA also said in its approval letter that the cream could pose a radiation exposure risk to healthcare professionals due to lack of radiation attenuation, which can occur due to inadequate or inconsistent cream formulation. The radiation attenuating agent in the cream may not be present in high enough concentration or is not appropriate to provide the amount of protection needed. Lack of continuous protection during actual use can also result from poor cream composition such that the cream will absorb, crack or flake off during use in a clinical setting. For these reasons, the FDA will require a black box warning on the cream.For more information: www.bloxr.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | August 02, 2013 FDA Clears X-Ray Attenuating Cream to Protect Physicians’ Hands Under X-Ray Cream offers some degree of protection from radiation exposure
More than 5,000 species of plants and animals have been added to Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Index, a catalogue of all flora and fauna found in the country. The addition brings the total number of species living in Costa Rica to approximately 92,000.Some of the newly listed species were recently discovered for the first time. Others were known, but recently reclassified as new species. The new additions include 49 birds, two amphibians, one mammal and more than 650 mushrooms.“We will use the index as a tool for planning our overall biodiversity strategy for 2014-2020,” Marta Jiménez, executive director of the National Commission for Biodiversity Management, told The Tico Times.According to Jiménez, the new plan will lay out five strategies to achieve 20 goals for maintaining Costa Rica’s biodiversity. The plan will work to mitigate increasing threats to biodiversity like overpopulation, deforestation, pollution and climate change as well as set guidelines for wildlife and forestry management.The relatively small country of Costa Rica is home to nearly 4.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Facebook Comments No related posts.