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Facts and figures from 2016 agriculture census released Wednesday

first_imgStatistics Canada says fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms while canola is still the country’s most-planted commodity. Here are some highlights from the 2016 Census of Agriculture released Wednesday:— There are 193,492 farms in Canada, down 5.9 per cent from 2011.— Crops make up 37.8 million hectares, up 6.9 per cent.— Total farm area sits at 64.2 million hectares, down 0.9 per cent.— The average age of the Canadian farmer is 55, up from 54 in 2011.— Gross farm receipts totalled $69.4 billion in 2015, while operating expenses reached $57.5 billion.— Oilseed and grain-type farms continue to be the most common, increasing from 30 per cent in 2011 to 32 per cent in 2016— The size of the beef cattle herd decreased 2.4 per cent, while the number of operations reporting beef cattle declined 12.3 per cent. Prairie provinces accounted for just over 80 per cent of beef cattle.— Fruits, berries, and nuts acreage rose 6.7 per cent from 2011, mainly due to blueberries and cranberries.— Apple orchard area continued to decline, with the largest decreases in Nova Scotia and Quebec. Overall, total land dedicated to apple production fell 3.2 per cent from 2016.— Ontario saw a 29.8 per cent increase in the area dedicated to greenhouse vegetables.— Lentils are now the third-largest crop in Saskatchewan behind canola and spring wheat.— Soybean area in Manitoba more than doubled between 2011 and 2016 to 665,868 hectares.— In Central Canada, corn and soybeans remained the largest field crops.— Fodder crops and potatoes were the largest crop areas in Atlantic Canada.last_img read more

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Celebrity Mothers Who Make A Difference To Be Honored

first_imgLove Our Children USA has announced the recipients of the Eighth Annual Mothers Who Make A Difference Awards.May 12th is Mother’s Day. It’s a time we celebrate Mothers not just for their love and nurturing, but their selfless acts and their ability to give to others.It’s also a time when violence against children affects over 3 million children and when bullying and suicides are at an all-time high.Love Our Children USA takes pride in announcing the recipients of the Eighth Annual Mothers Who Make A Difference Awards, recognizing celebrity mothers for balancing motherhood, work and causes.This year’s winners are celebrity moms Sandra Bullock, Sheryl Crow and Marie Osmond. These three incredible moms take on vital issues, giving of themselves to better the lives of others, still balancing their work and parenting!Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Love Our Children USA said “We are thrilled to honor three mothers who are not only noted celebrities, but they are three selfless and caring women who contribute so much to their children and families, their careers, society and to causes.“At a time when our country’s youth are plagued by bullying, cyberbullying, Internet dangers, school violence and suicide; these mothers serve as role models to mothers everywhere — making children their first priority.”The 2013 Mothers Who Make A Difference include: Sandra BullockSandra Bullock is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after roles in such hit films such asSpeed, Hope Floats, While You Were Sleeping, Miss Congeniality and Crash to name a few. She won a Golden Globe for Best Actress and a SAG Award for her role in the movie The Blind Side.Bullock is the mother of Louis Bardo Bullock who she adopted in 2010. Sandra Bullock continues to balance life between being a mom, filming movies as one of the most popular actresses in our country and in her humanitarian efforts. Her philanthropic efforts include the adoption of the Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She has contributed funds for college scholarships for graduating seniors, band uniforms, athletic equipment and has helped fund the renovation to the auditorium and the construction of a school-based health clinic. Sandra Bullock has been a public supporter of the American Red Cross, the Liberty Disaster Relief Fund, the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunamis, the Haiti Earthquake, the 2011 Japan Earthquake and the oil spill in the 
Gulf of Mexico. She was awarded with the People’s Choice 2013 “Favorite Humanitarian Award.” Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow is a Grammy Award-winning musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, mother and political activist. She has released seven studio albums, two compilations, a live album, and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. Having sold more than 17 million albums in the US and over 50 million albums worldwide, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of thirty-two nominations).Pursuing her dream of becoming a mother, she adopted Wyatt Steven Crow in May, 2007, and in June, 2010 adopted son Levi James Crow. Sheryl Crow and her sons live on a farm outside Nashville, Tennessee.A breast cancer survivor, Sheryl Crow is no stranger to giving back. She supports numerous children’s and cancer organizations, and performed at a fundraiser to help build Canada’s largest Breast Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital, as well as a fundraiser with Sting to support the hospital’s expanding High Risk Mothers and Babies centre. She has been inspired by the work of the World Food Programme and encourages her fans to make donations to this non-profit organization. She performed at a concert as part of the All-Star Game festivities, helping to raise money for the cancer charity, Stand Up To Cancer, and has continued to show her dedication to environmental causes. Politically active, Crow has supported Rock the Vote’s youth registration drive. 
 Marie OsmondMarie Osmond a member of the show business family The Osmonds is a singer, actress, doll designer and mother.She gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence recognized across generations. Entertaining for five continuous decades is a rare accomplishment, achieved by very few women. Her best known song is a cover of the country pop ballad “Paper Roses.” From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the TV variety show Donny & Marie. As a recording artist with over 35 albums and numerous gold records, a standout career highlight was a Country Music Association’s “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award for “Meet Me In Montana.”The mother of eight children, Marie Osmond has a lot to balance and does it well. She has written books, performed on Broadway and in television movies, performed on Dancing With The Stars, and for over 18 years has received the Dolls of Excellence and Doll of the Year Awards and nominations; making her one of the top doll designers in the world. Marie Osmond Dolls is the top selling line of dolls in QVC. Despite her fame, Marie remains devoted to her family.Along with actor John Schneider, she co-founded the non-profit organization Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) in 1983. The CMN is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals around the world. She also supports the Gibson Girl Foundation, the MedicAlert Foundation and the Annual Celebrity STOMP Out Bullying Auction. Marie also serves as a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association and “Go Red for Women.”The winners will receive crystal heart awards designed specifically for Love Our Children USA by the illustrious crystal designers FineAwards.com. We congratulate them and all mothers who make a difference and wish them a very Happy Mothers’ Day.last_img read more

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Mark Hamill Attends International Myeloma Foundation Comedy Celebration Hosted By Ray Romano

first_imgLast week, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) presented its 10th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative (BSRI) at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.Ray Romano Performs At International Myeloma Foundation 10th Annual Comedy CelebrationCredit/Copyright: Matt WinkelmeyerHosted by Ray Romano, the comedy show featured hilarious sets by Bill Burr, Jeff Garlin, Dom Irrera, Larry Miller, Kevin Nealon, JB Smoove, and Fred Willard. The evening concluded with a special musical performance by Michael McKean and Annette O’Toole. The Oscar-nominated songwriting couple performed original songs they wrote including “Milwaukee Moon,” “Killington Hill” and “Closer Than Tomorrow.”Mark Hamill Attends International Myeloma Foundation 10th Annual Comedy CelebrationCredit/Copyright: Matt WinkelmeyerAttendees included Peter Gallagher (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New Girl) with daughter Kathryn Gallagher, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Howard Hesseman (Wild Oats) with wife Caroline Ducrocq, Domenick Lombardozzi (Rosewood, Boardwalk Empire), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Alex Meneses (Everybody Loves Raymond), and more.In celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary, the evening honored Peter Boyle’s widow, Tony Award-winning producer and Event Chair Loraine Alterman Boyle, for her inspirational dedication and passion toward finding a cure. Following Peter Boyle’s passing in late 2006 from myeloma, Loraine founded the event to help raise money for research to find a cure. Since the first event in 2007, the annual celebration has featured over 50 celebrity comedians and musical performers, and raised over $5 million for the Peter Boyle Research Fund, which has supported the International Myeloma Foundation’s research. This year the IMF has achieved the unprecedented ability to launch two targeted Cure Trials.Prior to the show, attendees enjoyed a silent auction featuring iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences to benefit this important cause. Among the featured items was a pair of highly-coveted runway tickets to Rodarte’s Fall-Winter 2017 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The tickets are also available for bidding nationwide on Charity Buzz, with proceeds going to the International Myeloma Foundation.last_img read more

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Baby Trace waits for a new heart

first_imgAPTN National NewsKristin Whyte has become a ‘regular’ at the Ste. Justine Children’s Hospital in Montreal. She spends long hours there by the side of her son, Michael Beauvais, also known as ‘Baby Trace’.Trace was born with aortic stenosis — the opening of the aortic valve onto his heart’s left ventricle is extremely narrow, which means his heart can’t get enough oxygenated blood out to the rest of his body. It’s a disease that usually affects people aged 50 and older, and it can lead to shortness of breath, angina, and heart failure.Since birth, Trace has spent most of his life at Ste. Justine, waiting for a heart transplant.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin sat down with Baby Trace and his mother at Ste. Justine, and has their story.last_img read more

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OSC approves management cease trade order at cannabis company CannTrust Holdings

Companies in this story: (TSX:TRST) VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the Ontario Securities Commission has approved a management cease trade order as the cannabis producer works to deal with its regulatory problems with Health Canada.The order by the securities regulator prohibits the directors and executive officers of the company from trading in CannTrust securities until two full business days after it makes all of its required filings.The company sought the order earlier this month in anticipation of missing an Aug. 14 deadline to file an interim financial report for the three and six month periods ended June 30.CannTrust says the filings will depend, in large measure, upon the timing and impact of Health Canada’s decisions regarding the company’s non-compliance with regulatory requirements.Health Canada has found problems at both the company’s greenhouse in Pelham, Ont., and its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont.The company says it is working with the regulator to prepare a remediation plan for submission, but it is unable to provide any guidance as to when the problems will be resolved. The Canadian Press read more

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Annan thanks Powell for close and productive relationship

In a statement issued at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said he had spoken to Mr. Powell to thank him for the “close and productive relationship” he had enjoyed with him over the past four years during which they worked together on a wide range of issues of concern to the international community. “I have always valued his wise counsel and objective approach,” Mr. Annan said. “I conveyed to my good friend Colin Powell my best wishes for the future.” In subsequent comments to reporters, the Secretary-General anticipated “a constructive and collaborative relationship with the Administration and the next Secretary of State, whoever he or she would be.” read more

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UN climate change talks begin in Doha with call to build on

“We have a precious opportunity over the coming days, and we must make full use of it,” said the President of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18), Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, on the opening day of the talks, urging conference attendees to stick to agreed timetables and speedily implement already-agreed decisions.The ten-day meeting brings together the 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Under the Protocol, 37 States – consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy – have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. Government delegates at the Conference will, among other goals, try to extend the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of 2012.In her opening remarks to the Conference, UNFCCC’s Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, highlighted recent UN-led reports which point to the urgency of keeping global average temperatures from rising beyond an internationally agreed level of two degrees Celsius, beyond which climate change would have serious impacts.Analysis published by the World Bank last week shows the world remains at risk of seeing a four degree Celsius rise in temperatures by the end of the century. In its recently-released 2011 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said greenhouse gas concentration reached a record high last year, while the Emissions Gap Report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warns that the gap between what is needed in terms of emission reductions to stay below two degrees Celsius and what is so far promised by countries is still widening, not decreasing.Ms. Figueres stressed that countries can still reverse these trends if they decide to act, since the knowledge, technology and policy options needed to curb emissions are already available to them. However, she emphasized that time is running out.“Expert analysis consistently says that we do have the possibility to keep on track and that to act now is safer and much less costly than to delay,” she said. “In the last three years, policy and action towards a sustainable, clean energy future has been growing faster than ever. But the door is closing fast because the pace and scale of action is simply not yet enough. So Doha must deliver its part in the longer-term solution.”During a similar gathering in the South African city of Durban last year, 194 UNFCCC parties agreed on a package of decisions – known as the Durban Platform – which include the launch of a protocol or legal instrument that would apply to all members, a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol, and the launch of the Green Climate Fund, which was created to help developing nations protect themselves from climate impacts and build their own sustainable futures.During informal talks in Bangkok, the Thai capital, in September, countries also set specific objectives for the meeting in Doha, which include triggering a new phase of climate action and filling in the gaps in the international policy response to climate change. The Doha gathering will seek to meet the objectives set forth in another climate change meeting, held in Bali, and plan the work of the Durban Platform. In addition, it will address other issues such as deforestation, agriculture, and development and transfer of technology.Climate initiatives in developing countries which have improved the lives of the urban poor will also be showcased at the Conference, as well as other innovative approaches to find solutions for climate change. read more

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SMMT Update – 5 December 2014

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.SMMT Update 347 online.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Late rally not enough as Ohio State falls to Iowa 8174

Climbing out of a 17-point hole against Iowa Sunday proved to once again be too big a task for the Ohio State women’s basketball team to handle as it lost its second straight game in conference play.Despite allowing 49 first half points to the Hawkeyes (15-5, 3-3), the Buckeyes (12-9, 2-3) made a late run in the second half and cut the Iowa lead to two with just over six minutes to play only to come up short, eventually falling 81-74.This seems to be a recurring trend for the Buckeyes, who have been outscored by a total of 25 points in the first half of Big Ten games this season.The first half hole proved to be too deep to get out of, OSU coach Kevin McGuff said following the game.“You spend so much energy climbing back in the game … we wore ourselves down,” McGuff said. “We could not make a couple key plays at the end.”The Buckeyes are 3-8 this season when trailing at halftime.A lack of attention to detail is what contributed to the slow start against the Hawkeyes, sophomore guard Ameryst Alston said after the loss.“It was just more focus, discipline and concentration in the second half,” Alston said. “You cannot spot a good team 17 points.”Although the Buckeyes have not excelled in the first half in their losses this season, they are a promising 9-1 when leading at the half, something they have not done since leading Indiana 39-29 at the break Jan. 11.OSU did, however, find its offensive touch in Sunday’s loss, shooting 49.2 percent and scoring 42 points in the paint.A big part of the second half comeback was senior center Ashley Adams, who scored all eight of her points in the second half.“Ashley is working really hard down there,” senior guard Martina Ellerbe said following the loss. “It is really great to see her get rewarded.”With the second half of the season winding down and just 11 games remaining, McGuff hopes his team can build off of the successful second half against Iowa.“We showed tremendous resolve,” McGuff said. “Hopefully we can take away that if we just play like that for closer to 40 minutes … the results are going to be what we want.”The road ahead does not get any easier for the Buckeyes as they are scheduled to travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on archrival Michigan (13-5, 4-1) Thursday at 7 p.m. read more

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Ohio State escapes Purdue 6361 in first round of Big Ten Tournament

Junior forward LaQuinton Ross jumps for a layup. OSU beat Purdue, 63-61, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament March 13 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — Having to play in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State had its hands full with Purdue from the start.With his team leading 60-58 with under a minute to play, OSU senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. swiped the ball from Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson — leading him to make one of two free throws after being fouled.OSU would then foul Purdue senior guard Terone Johnson, who made the first shot and intentionally missed the second. The ball caromed out of bounds with 1.2 remaining, giving the Boilermakers another shot at the upset.But a 3-pointer from the wing by Johnson bounced off the rim at the buzzer, allowing the Buckeyes to beat Purdue for the third time this season, 63-61, and advance to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.OSU (23-9, 11-8) led 59-58, with 59 seconds to play, when senior guard Aaron Craft followed his own miss and stripped the ball from Purdue sophomore center A.J. Hammons to save the possession.Smith Jr. would then make two free throws — the first of which was his 1,000th point of his career — to put the Buckeyes ahead by three.But Hammons answered down low on the ensuing possession, leading to a quick timeout by Purdue (15-17, 5-14), before the back and forth action of the game’s final plays.After the win, Smith Jr. said the team’s struggles down the stretch were the last time the Buckeyes could play like that this season and still come out on top.“Obviously I think so. At this point in the season, you don’t want to play games like that,” Smith Jr. said. “But all in all, we didn’t lose.”After a sluggish start — one that included the Buckeyes starting the game 0-6 from beyond the arc — Smith Jr. nailed the game’s first 3-pointer at the 4:11 mark. Junior forward Sam Thompson scored on the baseline on the Buckeyes’ next possession, giving OSU a 26-19 lead and forcing a timeout by the Boilermakers.Purdue would get a little closer, however, as nine turnovers plagued the Buckeyes in the opening 20 minutes. Junior forward LaQuinton Ross buried a jumpshot from the baseline just before the buzzer for OSU, which led 30-27 at the break.“I didn’t like the way we started the game in terms of the baskets we were giving, I think at halftime 10 of our 12 makes were right at the rim,” OSU coach Thad Matta said after the win. “We made some ridiculous mental mistakes defensively, we didn’t do a good job taking care of the basketball.”The lead would not last though, as Boilermaker senior guard Terone Johnson buried a three with 16:59 left to put his team back in front, 35-34.A back-and-forth affair ensued, and the Buckeyes continued to struggle to score aside from Ross.Purdue led, 48-45, after a layup by senior forward Errick Peck with just under 10 minutes to play.The Boilermakers’ lead would grow to 51-47, but then a 7-0 spurt led by five points from senior guard Aaron Craft put the Buckeyes back in the lead by three with 6:27 to play.A 3-pointer off the glass by Purdue freshman guard Kendall Stephens tied the game again.A quick 5-0 run by OSU — topped off by a dunk by Thompson on a lob pass from Craft over a defender — put the Buckeyes back in the lead, 59-54, with 3:24 remaining.OSU just couldn’t put the Boilermakers away until the very end, needing a late turnover and timely free throw shooting to finish the job.“At this time of the year, I don’t care who you play — if you don’t play your best basketball you’re susceptible to get beat,” Smith Jr. said.Ross led all scorers with 19 points and collected a career-high 14 rebounds. Craft finished with 16 points and five assists.Up next, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the No. 4 seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-11, 9-7), Friday, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. This season the teams split the series with OSU winning 84-53 in Columbus Jan. 4 and the Cornhuskers coming out on top in Lincoln, Neb., 68-62.“Nebraska: hot team, good team, team that has beaten us before, a team that has a lot of confidence and is playing really good basketball right now,” Thompson said after the win. “We’re going to watch some more film on them tonight, but we’re going to impose our will on them, just like any other game. We have to come out and play our basketball for 40 minutes.”Tipoff is scheduled for 25 minutes after the finish of No. 8 Michigan against Illinois. read more

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Sedition law should have been abolished since independence WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), one of the political parties that forms part of the coalition Government, is the latest partner to speak out against the sedition clause enshrined in the Cybercrime Bill.Executive Members of the WPAClause 18 of the Bill states that: “A person commits an offence of sedition if the person, whether in or out of Guyana, intentionally publishes, transmits or circulates by use of a computer system, a statement or words, either spoken or written, a text, video, image, sign, visible representation or other thing, that: a) brings or attempts to bring into hatred or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Government established by law in Guyana.”Disaffection, according to the Bill, includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmity.A person who commits the offence under this clause is liable on conviction on indictment to serve up to five years or as much as life in prison.Despite its adoption by the Select Committee of the National Assembly, WPA says it is against retaining the offence of sedition on the law books of Guyana.According to the WPA “political discontent is the cornerstone of democracy and to tamper with it is a denial of individual human rights. Any law which seeks to criminalize free speech or to appear to tamper with it in any form is a blow to the will of the people.  A sedition law has no place in a modern democratic society. It is a historical legacy of colonialism and should have been abolished at the time of political independence. We cannot be independent if we still use the “tools of the Crown” to silent dissident voices or threaten them to stay silent in the face of authoritarian behavior from those elected to govern. This would be a betrayal of the anti-colonial struggle of the working people of Guyana”While calling on Government to rescind the sedition law, the WPA outlined that there “are adequate provisions in other acts such as the Racial Hostility Act to treat with the relevant cases that may arise.”Attorney General Basil Williams has since said that the sedition clause in the proposed Cybercrime Bill will be looked at, while highlighting that the Government is in no rush to have that piece of legislation passed.Prior to the calls by the WPA, the Alliance for Change (AFC), which is also part of the coalition Government, in a statement through its Leader Raphael Trotman called on the controversial clause to be deleted, citing that if it wasn’t they will vote against it in the National Assembly.From left: AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan, Party Leader Raphael Trotman and General Secretary (GS) Marlon WilliamsAFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan however, in a dissenting opinion from that of his party leader, said that the sedition clause is part of Guyana’s existing law and that the clause does not prevent online users from being critical of the Government.“We were very careful to ensure that we put a subparagraph that says if you criticize the Government it is not sedition, so we put limitations to what it is,” he said in Government’s defence.The provisions however, excited worry among social media users who took to that medium in their numbers to register concerns that their freedom of expression would be trampled. Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat JagdeoThe political Opposition has also spoken out against the sedition clause, with its leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo denying categorically, suggestions that the Parliamentary Opposition supported the insertion of the controversial clause 18 in the Cybercrime bill.According to Jagdeo, the initial purpose of the Bill was to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace. Instead, he explained, the Bill has been converted by the Government to one that, besides the original purpose, protects their [Government’s] own interests.Since the introduction of the legislation, several organisations such as the Guyana Press Association, GTT, Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and other stakeholders have called for the sedition clause/s in the Bill to be removed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWhat’s the rush! AG says Cabinet will look into concerns of Cybercrime BillMay 3, 2018In “Crime”GPA says sections in Cybercrime Bill ‘criminalizing freedom of expression’ must goMay 2, 2018In “latest news”Gov’t converted Cybercrime Bill to protect their interest- Opposition Leader on Clause 18April 30, 2018In “latest news” read more

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My little sisters right now are chained up Court hears 911 call

first_img A 17-YEAR-OLD girl who had just escaped her home called police dispatchers and revealed in a high-pitched voice the abuse that had gone on for years.“My two little sisters right now are chained up,” she said in a recording played today during a hearing to determine if her mother and father stand trial for a raft of abuse charges.“They will wake up at night and they will start crying and they wanted me to call somebody,” she said of her siblings. “I wanted to call y’all so y’all can help my sisters.”The girl’s mother, Louise Turpin, dabbed her eyes with a tissue as the 911 call was played in Riverside County Superior Court.David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each.The 911 call in January was the start of a new day for their 13 children, some of whom didn’t even understand the role of police officers when they showed up at the house in response to the call.Officers freed two children who were shackled to beds and arrested the parents in a case that drew worldwide attention to severe neglect at the Perris, California, home that looked neatly kept from the outside.Inside, police discovered something completely different.The house reeked of human waste, and the evidence of starvation was obvious, with the oldest of 13 siblings weighing just 82 pounds. The children were locked up as punishment, denied food and toys and allowed to do little except write in journals, prosecutors said.Children were isolated from each other and locked in different rooms in small groups.They did not have access to televisions or radios but expressed themselves in the hundreds of journals that investigators seized from the home where they were schooled.After they were freed, the children, who ranged in age from 2 to 29, were immediately hospitalised and eventually released.Their current whereabouts are unknown. A spokeswoman for the county’s social services department declined to discuss the case.Jack Osborn, an attorney appointed to represent the seven adult children, said earlier this year they were “doing well”. They have participated in music therapy programmes, made crafts and world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma held a special concert for them. They communicated with their younger siblings over Skype.“They’re happy, they are wanting to move forward, they do not want to dwell on the past,” he told the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper in February.“They do not want people to think of them only as a possible victim, but as young adults setting off on their lives.”Osborn did not respond to an email from The Associated Press this week.Prosecutors planned to have sheriff’s deputies testify at today’s hearing, but none of the children was expected to take the stand.David Turpin’s attorney, David Macher, said he was “looking forward to the hearing,” but declined to comment further. Louise Turpin’s lawyer did not immediately respond to request for comment. By Associated Press ‘My little sisters right now are chained up’: Court hears 911 call made from girl who escaped home David and Louise Turpin have pleaded not guilty to torture, child abuse and other charges. They are being held on $12 million bail each. Louise Anna Turpin, second left, talks with an investigator as her husband David Allen Turpin, right, looks on during a court appearance in Riverside, California. No Comments Short URL Image: Watchara Phomicinda via AP Jun 20th 2018, 10:02 PM center_img http://jrnl.ie/4082742 Share82 Tweet Email1 67,295 Views Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 10:01 PM Louise Anna Turpin, second left, talks with an investigator as her husband David Allen Turpin, right, looks on during a court appearance in Riverside, California. Image: Watchara Phomicinda via AP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Hotmail une application Android et de nouvelles options

first_imgHotmail : une application Android et de nouvelles optionsComme promis, Microsoft a dévoilé le 3 octobre les nouveautés de sa messagerie Windows Live Hotmail. En plus des évolutions apportées à la boîte aux lettres, le géant de Redmond livre enfin une application officielle destinée aux terminaux Android.Le 3 octobre, Microsoft a donné une conférence de presse consacrée à sa boîte messagerie en ligne Windows Live Hotmail. Plusieurs évolutions notables ont été annoncées, en même temps que l’application Android officielle de la boîte mail.À lire aussiHTC annonce un One S pour le marché asiatiqueCette appli, disponible gratuitement sur l’Android Market, permettra aux possesseurs de terminaux Google de recevoir leur courrier en push, d’envoyer des photos depuis leur interface Hotmail via leur mobile, ou encore d’envoyer, de recevoir et de consulter des pièces jointes depuis leur smartphone.Quant aux autres évolutions de la messagerie, elles feront leur apparition dans les prochaines semaines, à une date qui n’a pas encore été annoncée. Parmi elles, un dossier destiné au “graymail”, à savoir les newsletters auxquelles s’abonnent les internautes. Les messages supposés entrer dans cette catégorie seront automatiquement rangés dans ce dossier. Hotmail offrira également la possibilité de se désabonner d’une lettre d’information directement depuis l’interface de la messagerie. Une option qui bloquera les newsletters comme c’est déjà le cas avec les spams.Inspirée de celle proposée par Gmail, la messagerie de Microsoft proposera également une catégorisation des mails en fonction de leur importance. Dans la boîte aux lettres, les messages considérés comme les plus importants seront ainsi automatiquement mis en valeur. Le 5 octobre 2011 à 18:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Rachat de Yahoo Google sur les rails

first_imgRachat de Yahoo : Google sur les rails ?Après la rumeur de rachat de Yahoo par Microsoft, le 6 octobre dernier, c’est au tour de Google de faire parler de lui, dans les colonnes du Wall Street Journal.Il y a d’abord eu le groupe chinois Alibaba, puis trois jours après, Microsoft… Une chose est sûre, c’est que Yahoo et ses services attisent la convoitise.À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?D’après le Wall Street Journal, c’est aujourd’hui Google qui serait candidat à la reprise. Le géant d’internet aurait contacté deux cabinets d’investissement pour determiner la meilleure stratégie autour d’un rachat éventuel de Yahoo.Par la suite, Google aurait décidé d’entamer plusieurs séries de discussions mais sans obtenir de résultats particuliers pour l’heure.Si le départ de Carol Bartz avait ouvert la voie à une série de rumeurs concernant le rachat de Yahoo, la firme elle-même a précisé la semaine dernière qu’elle pourrait tout à fait garder son indépendance mais qu’elle changerait, simplement, de président directeur général.La suite au prochain épisode !Le 24 octobre 2011 à 11:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Paul Pogba determined to erase Man Utd defeatshame with Tottenham

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is determined to erase Red Devils 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last year August by putting up an impressive performance in their Sunday match against the same club.Pogba missed the win over Reading FC in the Emirates FA Cup third round was a result of an injury he picked up after Newcastle United during their last Premier League outing.“I remember the first game [against Spurs] when we lost 3-0 at home,” he told official Man Utd website.”I’ve still got it in my mind. We don’t want to let this happen again.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s Tottenham, you know. They’re a very good team, they’re in the top four, so it’s going to be a big game. It’s going to be a tough one. We need points and they need them as well. We’ll see – it’s going to be a tough one.”Pogba is confident they have more glass ceiling to break even though they added five successive victories in all competitions in their cart making other clubs looking over shine.”We’re still far [away] but it’s good that people forget about us a bit,” he said.“We’re just coming our way, staying focused and trying to do our things – that’s what we need to do.”last_img read more

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Woman thrashes man with iron rod in public view in Chandigarh

first_imgA woman thrashed a man after he objected when her car collided with his car on Tuesday evening at Elante mall. Sheetal Sharma, a resident of Mohali hit the man’s car while reversing her car. When the man objected, the woman began arguing with him. She then took out an iron rod from her car and thrashed him in public view. The police arrested the woman and recorded the statement of Nitish. A case was registered under relevant sections of IPC.last_img

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Natalie Williams Breast Cancer Foundation March

first_imgThe Natalie Williams Breast Cancer Foundation will hold a march in honor of Natalie Williams, a breast cancer survivor, on July 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The march will begin at the new Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 4115 Alabama Ave. SE and proceed to Capitol Hill/Upper. At 1 p.m. the “Welcome to Washington” Rally will begin on Capitol Hill/Upper in Senate Park. The NWBCF and Natalie WilliamsEncourage organizations and supporters of the cause to join the movement! To learn more or join, visit supportbreastcare.org.last_img read more

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Doritos to launch low crunch pursesized version marketed towards women

first_imgWhy do so many gay men get married to women in India?Study reveals different masturbation habits of gay and straight peopleHow much anal sex are gay men really having (and what position do they prefer)?PINK NEWS- But she wasn’t praised for this latest idea, with the internet tearing apart the concept of women’s Doritos.Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, complained about the idea on this morning’s show, and smashed up a packet of the crisps live on TV.“This is what we do to Doritos,” he said as he bashed the packet with a microphone.One Twitter user commented on the lady Doritos idea to say: “instead of crunching noise the new Lady Doritos just say “sorry” quietly every time you bite down.”Another said: “women: give us equal pay, stop harassing us, stop literally threatening our livesbrands: how about quiet doritos for women?women: no, that’s–brands: snacks you can fit into your purse!women: what? no–brands: a pen that’s comfy for your lady hands!”And a third added: “My generation marched so future generations of women could enjoy Lady Doritos.”Doritos, meanwhile, tweeted from its official account to say: “We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions.”Last year, a BBC experiment highlighted how gender stereotypes affect how we play with children, even if we don’t know their gender.And another investigation into gendered products such as razors, biro pens and yoghurts, found that women were often charged up to twice as much as men for their version of the same product.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) She said that they were trying to solve women’s “least favourite things” about Doritos, and had studied how men and women consume the product differently.(Getty)Amongst men studied, Nooyi told WNYC’s Frekanomics podcast that men lick their fingers, crunch their chips and pour the broken pieces into their mouths because they don’t want to miss out on the flavour.But, according to Nooyi, women don’t like to “crunch too loudly”, and they like snacks that will fit in their purses.“Women would love to do the same, but they don’t,” she adds.“They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”RELATED: Doritos launch special RAINBOW flavour for anti-homophobia charityWhen asked by the podcast’s host, Stephen Dubner, Nooyi said the company is not launching specifically a “male and female” version of Doritos.She says: “It’s not a male and female as much as ‘are there snacks for women that can be designed and packaged differently?’ And yes, we are looking at it, and we’re getting ready to launch a bunch of them soon. For women,  low-crunch, the full taste profile, not have so much of the flavor stick on the fingers, and how can you put it in a purse? Because women love to carry a snack in their purse.”Nooyi, one of only 27 women heading up Fortune 500 companies, has been praised for hiring a record number of women and people of colour, and has often spoken about women’s leadership in business. Doritos this week – in a really, actually not satire moment – this week announced that they are launching a new version of the product aimed at women who like to put snacks in their purses.Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, which manufactures Doritos, this week said her company was planning to launch the product. last_img read more

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How pop punk and emo music helped me embrace being queer

first_imgThe curse of sex on the first date: Does it kill the magic? eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) In the shower I’d belt out, ‘He tastes like you only sweeter!’, while rinsing acne wash off my face. My dad would get annoyed, but that was probably more because of my off-key shower warbling.This music gave me a platform to express my sexuality. As a wave of hormones swept my teenage body, the emo movement tidal-waved its way across the world. Homoerotic antidotes and lyrics sung by guys that subverted gender roles took over and helped soothe the burn of small-town homophobia.Beautiful sexual fluidityAt the time, in my backwater hometown, there wasn’t much a ‘scene.’ The scene as it existed was the colloquial term for rock and pop-punk devotees who felt ‘outcasted.’The music didn’t only help me meet and start speaking to new people. Emo and pop-punk allowed me to connect with straight guys for what seemed like the first time in my life, even if it was mostly online. It didn’t help me feel like less of a freak, but it made me realise that it’s OK to be different.The fact the front men of these bands were so open about the fluidity of their sexuality wasn’t only inspiring to me, it also helped raise awareness for LGBT youth more generally.Remember the ‘Think Before You Speak’ Campaign? Let’s not forget Fall Out Boy’s infamous song title G.I.N.A.S.F.S – short for ‘Gay Is Not a Synonym for Shitty.’ These bands instilled a confidence in the younger me.The lyrics fuelled my desire to be myself. The members’ androgynous style, tight clothes and shameless make-up wearing pushed me to do the same. I soon became the most combative guy at any party I could attend. If these guys could do it, then so would I.Pivotal momentsWhen I ask my friends for an iconic music memory from their gay youth, the pivotal moment most of them cite is when Britney and Madonna shared that infamous onstage kiss. For me though it was when Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta made out on stage.As an adult I’m more attune to the whispering of a PR team and know that some of the lyrics and acts were perhaps no more than PR stunts to attract attention. But seeing these guys – these attractive, successful and well-liked guys – embracing themselves and their sexuality, helped normalize the same-sex behaviour I feared would never be accepted.Music by bands fronted by men like Brendon Urie helped me feel for the first time that I wasn’t alone.See alsoBrendon Urie pledges $1m to support LGBTI youth Now, years on, he’s once again snatched my attention by coming out as pansexual.Urie’s ‘coming out’ wasn’t anything gasp worthy for me. In fact, he’s hinted towards his fluid sexuality before (although it’s important for us to remember that people should always be allowed to choose when they want to come out.).No, for me Urie’s announcement caused me to take a stroll down memory lane to a time where I, a former emo kid, was helped greatly by his music, aesthetic and dedication to the LGBTQ community.I opened Spotify, searched A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, cranked up the volume, and hit play.Brendon Urie (Photo: Lunchbox LP | Flickr | CreativeCommons2.0)Discovering Panic! At The DiscoThere I was, sitting crossed legged, staring out across my friend Thom’s bed. I’d been waiting for this moment, for a chance to speak up about my crush … on him.I sat through different varieties of awkwardness, listening to time tick by while Panic! At The Disco blasted out from the speakers and filtered across the room. At the time I was in my teens, so every emotion was comically amplified. This felt more like a proposal.About five minutes later I blurted it out and, to cut a tragically beige story of unrequited teen love short, he said he didn’t feel the same. Mainly because he wasn’t, ‘into guys.’That day has stuck around in my memory ever since. Not because it was the first of the long-list of rejections I so often harp on about, but because it was the first day I ever heard Panic! At the Disco.On bus ride home, I slipped my earphones in and turned on my baby-pink iPod mini. I couldn’t wait to get back and update my music library with some further Panic! My affections for Thom had vanished; it was the dreamy Brendon Urie for me now.This wasn’t the first time I had heard emo or pop-punk music. Bands like Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy and The All-American Rejects started had already started filling my MP3 player. But until that point my music genre of preference was more gothic rock.I adored every female fronted band with drop-tuned guitars and soaring powerhouse vocals. I mean, what gay kid hasn’t worshipped Evanecsence’s Amy Lee at some point? (Fun fact, I still do.).But it was after that day that I began experimenting.Embracing emoThe moment I got home I opened whatever platform I used to download music back then, armed with only one intention: Adding more and more bands to my playlists. A day or so later and I now had hours’ worth of pleading emo singers at the ready.The bands I worshiped were now fronted by gender-bending, guyliner-wearing, nail-polish sporting guys. I was emotionally stirred by the words of Urie, Pete Wentz and Gerard Way.I’d take a magnifying glass and dissect the bridges, verses and chorus, finding lines that would help to articulate how I felt. I’d log on and change my screen name, with Panic! At The Disco lyrics securing that prized spot (I miss expressing my teen angst via MSN messenger.) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Panic! at the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie would make out with Ryan Goslingcenter_img Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie invites Hayley Kiyoko onstage for duetBrendon Urie comes out as pansexual: ‘I’m definitely attracted to men’Brendon Urie pledges $1m to support LGBTI youthRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/topher-gen-emo-brendon-urie/ Brendon Urie: How do I even begin to describe him?He’s the guy I had an almost insatiable crush on as a teenager; owner of the drool worthy face that was plastered all over my bedroom walls when younger. And, in case you’ve never heard of him, he’s also the insanely talented lead singer of emo royalty, Panic! At The Disco. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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first_img 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 | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Related Content 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 The GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 730 angiography imaging system.March 26, 2012 – GE Healthcare unveiled two recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared angiography systems offering mobility and advanced imaging for interventional cardiology at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 61st Annual Scientific Session in Chicago this week. Specifically, GE highlighted its recently FDA-cleared Discovery IGS 730 system, the first interventional X-ray system designed to capture the advantages of both floor- and ceiling-mounted systems, and the mobility of a mobile C-arm. Initially introduced last fall during RSNA 2011, the Discovery system was designed to address the trade-off departments have historically needed to make between ceiling- and floor-mounted systems, eliminating the need to compromise on patient access and image quality. This laser-guided, motorized mobile gantry allows complete access to the patient and unlimited parking capability, while creating sterility for a flexible operating room (OR) environment. The unique gantry comes with a new wide bore design, which allows for steep angles, ease in 3-D acquisition, especially for large patients. GE will also introduce the FDA-approved Innova IGS 520/530 with the OR option to expand the use of its Innova imaging system in the hybrid OR setting. With specifically designed table and accessories, the Innova IGS 520/530 OR enables both transcatheter and open surgical procedures in one room.GE also highlighted its Innova HeartVision solution to help support planning and guidance of structural heart procedures, especially trans-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The HeartVision function fuses real time 2-D X-ray images and 3-D models, such as the 3-D cardiac model, from multiple modalities. It can be synchronized with electrocardiogram (ECG) gating and can help compensate for patient heart and respiratory motion throughout the procedure for quality treatment. Innova HeartVision can reduce procedure time and dose, and increase physician confidence by providing the visual tools to make challenging interventions more accessible.“Interventional cardiology procedures are becoming increasingly complex, and now may be performed in a variety of settings in the hospital, including the operating room. GE Healthcare is revolutionizing cardiac imaging with solutions that adapt to a wider array of environments,” said Reaz Rasul, general manager, interventional cardiology, GE Healthcare – detection and guidance solutions. “With the development of Discovery IGS 730 and Innova IGS 520/530 OR, we are arming physicians with solutions that combine cutting-edge imaging with greater versatility to meet more clinical needs.”To see a video of the system in operation when it was first unveiled at RSNA 2011, click here.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | March 27, 2012 FDA Clears GE Healthcare’s New Class of Angiography Systems Class offers fixed system image quality and features with versatility of a mobile C-arm Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more center_img Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

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