Highlights of Ontarios consumer protection bill

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario has introduced broad consumer protection legislation that covers home warranties, ticket sales, real estate practices, and travel services. Here are some of the provisions in the bill:Ticket sales— Bans the use of automated ticket purchasing software, or so-called scalper bots.— Bans tickets from being resold at more than 50 per cent of the face value.— Makes it illegal to knowingly resell tickets that were purchased by bots.— Ticket sellers would also have to disclose how many tickets will be on sale as well as the venue capacity, an itemized list of all fees, taxes and service charges.— Ticket resellers would have to disclose the ticket’s face value.— Companies would have the power to sue other companies for losses resulting from the use of bots.Home warranties— Establishes one administrative authority to deliver the warranty program for new homes and a separate one to regulate new home builders.— Clarifies the dispute resolution process to make it easier and fairer for new home owners.— Gives the auditor general the power to investigate the regulatory authorities.Real estate— Allows the government to create regulations specifying circumstances in which real estate agents and brokerages are prohibited from representing both buyer and seller in a transaction.— Real estate sellers, brokers and brokerages would also be subject to stiffer fines if they violate a code of ethics, up from $25,000 to $50,000 and $100,000 for brokerages.Travel industry— A travel salesperson could be required to take educational courses if a complaint is made against them.— Travel salespeople would no longer have to register as both a travel agent and a wholesaler.— Allows the government to make regulations governing advertising by out-of-province travel sellers who target Ontarians.last_img read more

Prince Charles Joins The Saturdays To Open Hospice

first_imgThe Prince of Wales has officially opened a purpose-built “home away from home” for the families of wounded troops being treated in hospital.Prince Charles Opens Fisher HouseHis Royal Highness met wounded service personnel and their families before cutting a ribbon and unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the Help for Heroes-backed Fisher House at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The facility, thought to be the first UK-US military charity partnership, will provide long-term support to the loved ones of servicemen and women with life-changing injuries.The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, Help for Heroes and American charity Fisher House Foundation have formed a partnership to create the 18-bedroom home. A five-minute walk from the wards where military patients injured overseas are treated, the new accommodation will be made available to their families at no charge.Offering spacious bedrooms, kitchen facilities, living rooms and a garden, the new £4.2 million building is designed to allow military families to share their experiences and support each other.The Prince of Wales, who has made numerous private visits to injured troops at the hospital in recent years, also chatted with staff who will help to run the newly opened home, which is modelled on a network of similar facilities in the United States.Earlier, The Prince visited Solihull in the West Midlands in his role as patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care.The Prince was joined by girl group The Saturdays as he officially opened a new £20 million Marie Curie Hospice.Building work at the site in Marsh Lane began two years ago and The Saturdays have supported the project since its inception.His Royal Highness visited the hospice’s day service centre with the pop stars and met in-patients privately before also meeting volunteer gardeners and staff.Commenting after the visit, Marie Curie chief executive Dr Jane Collins said: “We are honoured that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Saturdays were able to attend today and open our new hospice and meet our staff, volunteers and patients.“We are grateful to everyone who has been involved in raising the funds to build this fantastic new hospice, which will allow us to care for more patients across the West Midlands.”The Saturdays member Rochelle Humes, making her first public appearance since giving birth to a baby girl in May, said: “It is such an honour to be part of such a special day and amazing to see how fantastic the hospice looks.“We are all very proud to be ambassadors for Marie Curie.”Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

Gdim Izik Trial Mohamed El Ayoubi Sentenced to 20 Years in

Rabat – A new rebound in the Gdim Izik case. On Wednesday December 20, Sale’s Court of Appeal sentenced in absentia, Mohamed El Ayoubi to 20 years in jail with no remission. El Ayoubi was prosecuted for violence and aggravated assault against Moroccan officers as part of the Gdim Izik incidents.Last January, Sale’s court decided to separate the case of El Ayoubi from the other defendants. The accused was prosecuted on bail due to his health condition, which prevented him from attending the hearings.The 62-year-old was arrested and jailed in November 2010, before being released on bail one year later for health reasons. On July 19, the court handed verdicts ranging from two years in prison to life imprisonment against 23 suspects implicated in the dismantling of the Gdim Izik camp. The defendants were standing trial over the charges of “forming criminal gangs and violence against public forces that led to their death with premeditation, mutilation of corpses and complicity.”The defendants had already been charged in 2013 by the military court with sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment. However, after Morocco reformed its military justice system in July 2015, Rabat decided to bring these defendants back to a civil court.Open to the press and international observers, the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) concluded in a report published in early November, that the trial was conducted in a “fair” way.L’Association de Promotion des Libertés Fondamentales (APLF), an NGO comprising lawyers and law experts, had also sanctioned the Gdim Izik trial. On October, the NGO published a report about the trial of the 24 accused in the civilian court of Salé, which ran from December 26, 2016 to July 18, 2017, concluding that the conditions of the trial were “fair.”Throughout the trial, explained the NGO, the defendants were “clearly informed” of the causes of their “accusation” of serious crimes of intentional violence, which caused deaths, injuries, and serious material damage.“The trial sought to establish facts about the responsibility of each of the defendants,” said the APLF. In order to guarantee a fair trial, the General Prosecution, witnesses from among surviving victims, and members of the families of the victims and the defense of the accused all were able to speak before the judges.Other international observers who attended the hearings also echoed the same findings. Pierre Legros, one of the lawyers of this panel said that “the judicial decision of the Court on this case leaves no doubt as to the relevance of the sentences handed down.” He pointed out that the Court examined at all times the facts attributed to each accused without being influenced by the pressures of the defense of the defendants.Legros, who stressed “the profound significance of the retrial of this case before an ordinary Court,” said that foreign observers who had followed the trial closely for seven months are able to confirm that it was a matter of a “fair” judgment which has respected all the guarantees stipulated in the international Law.The Gdim Izik incidents resulted in the death of 11 Moroccan officers and the injury of 70 others, in addition to four civilians, as well as great damage to public and private property. read more

Video Raja Delegation Performs Friday Prayer at AlAqsa Mosque

Rabat – The delegation of Raja Athletic Club (RCA) who traveled to Palestine to attend the game against Hilal al-Quds, has taken the opportunity to perform Friday prayer at Al Aqsa mosque.The news was reported by Hilal Al-Quds on its Facebook page.RCA won the game (2-0) to qualify for the round of 16 of Mohammed VI cup. The game took place yesterday, September 3, at Faisal al-Husseini International Stadium at 5 pm Moroccan time. A group of Raja supporters traveled to occupied Palestine to attend the game but Israeli authorities denied them entry following confusion over entry requirements.The Moroccan embassy in Amman came to the aid of the 28 fans by facilitating their transport from the Jordanian-Palestinian borders to a hotel in Amman.

Security Council reappoints prosecutors at UN war crimes tribunals

Acting on two separate resolutions, the Council reappointed prosecutors Serge Brammertz of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Hassan Bubacar Jallow of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for new terms, with effect from today and running until 31 December 2014. The new terms are subject to an earlier termination by the Council “upon the completion of the work” of the tribunals, according to the texts, both of which were adopted unanimously.The Council has called on both tribunals to take all possible measures to expeditiously complete all their remaining work no later than 31 December 2014.Since its establishment, the ICTY has indicted 161 persons for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings have been concluded against 126 accused and are currently ongoing for 35 others at the tribunal, which is based in The Hague.As of 30 June, the ICTR, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, delivered six trial judgements, while six other trial judgements involving 10 accused remain to be delivered.An estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in Rwanda in less than 100 days between April and June 1994, often with weapons such as machetes. 14 September 2011The Security Council today reappointed the prosecutors working at the United Nations tribunals tasked with bringing to justice the perpetrators of the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. read more

Is your phone always low on battery and chewing through data Blame

A sneaky piece of advertising software may be responsible for driving up millions of Android users’ mobile data usage and wasting their device’s battery life, according to researchers at the technology company Oracle.The code, which Oracle said Wednesday is at the heart of a massive ad fraud operation that it’s calling “DrainerBot,” works by quietly downloading gigabytes of video ads to a consumer’s smartphone and then displays them – invisibly – to users of apps that have been infected by the bot.The software affects hundreds of Android apps that have been downloaded collectively more than 10 million times, the researchers said. Canadians paid more than $1.2 billion in wireless data overage fees Driven to distraction: The car of the future will sell your data Google quietly working on a replacement for Android, called Fuchsia, that’s causing some fierce internal squabbling Because the invisible advertisements rely on the phone’s mobile data connection and processing power, the bot can lead to more than 10 GBs of extra data usage per month, Oracle said, exposing some cellphone users to possible data overage fees.Consumers aren’t the only ones potentially harmed by the bot, said Eric Roza, senior vice-president at Oracle. The bot wastes marketers’ money by selling ads that nobody sees, and it tarnishes the app developers who were likely unaware of its existence, he said.“This is a crime with three layers of victims,” he said in an interview. “I hadn’t seen anything like this before.”Oracle’s researchers first stumbled across DrainerBot last summer, when network analysts flagged a suspicious spike in data traffic from some Android devices. Soon the company traced the bot’s code to a Dutch firm that specializes in combating app piracy.The Dutch company, Tapcore, released a statement Wednesday saying it had no involvement in the scheme. Tapcore’s main business aims to help app developers get paid, through advertising, when software pirates use their apps illegally.“Tapcore strongly denies any intentional involvement in this supposed ad fraud scheme and are extremely surprised by the Oracle findings. We’ve already launched a full-scale internal investigation to get to the bottom of it and will be providing updates as they become available.”Tapcore’s software is ordinarily integrated into other apps before they’re published, and only serves ads to users who acquired the apps illegitimately, according to its website. Downloading an app with Tapcore’s code in it from the Google Play Store, for example, is not supposed to trigger the advertising. Tapcore’s offer to advertisers does not appear to mention the ad bot.This is a crime with three layers of victims. I hadn’t seen anything like this before.Eric Roza, senior vice-president, Oracle In a statement Wednesday, Google said it has blacklisted all the infected apps identified by Oracle and is investigating the two remaining apps cited by Oracle that were still active on the Google Play Store. The other apps on Oracle’s list either never appeared on Google’s app store, or were removed previously for other reasons.“Google Play developer policies prohibit deceptive and malicious behaviour on our platform. If an app violates our policies, we take action,” Google said.There is little reason to expect that app developers or app store operators would have detected DrainerBot during the normal development process, Oracle said.After lying dormant for a period of time within an infected app, the infected software kit distributed by Tapcore was programmed to reach out to a server and download additional code that ultimately activated DrainerBot. Oracle said the intentional delay likely made it harder to detect the plot. Oracle said it was notifying the public of the ad fraud operation to protect the value of legitimate advertising.Ad industry groups are expected to brief marketers on DrainerBot later this week.“We are delighted to work with Oracle to educate and inform TAG’s membership about this emerging threat,” said Mike Zaneis, chief executive of the Trustworthy Accountability Group, which is led by companies such as Disney, Google and Facebook. read more

Brock mourns the death of University groundskeeper

Richard CokerBrock University is saddened by the death of Richard Coker, a groundskeeper for the University.Coker had worked for Brock since 1991.We extend our deepest sympathies to Coker’s friends and family at this time. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Ave., Stoney Creek, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.The funeral service will be held at Fifty United Church in Winona on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with interment to follow.Donations in Coker’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences are also welcome.

Frances Total invests in 17 billion Texas energy site

France’s Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site by Angela Charlton, The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2017 10:01 am MDT Last Updated Mar 27, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PARIS – French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the “business-friendly environment” under the current U.S. administration.The plan announced Monday in Paris is the company’s largest-ever investment in petrochemicals, and part of its strategy to benefit from cheap shale gas in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s support for the energy industry.Total will partner with chemical companies Borealis and Nova to build two new units on the U.S. Gulf Coast.One is an ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas that would convert natural gas into chemicals used for plastics and other materials. Total would provide the initial $1.7 billion for that operation.The other is a new polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, also for making plastics. The cost of that plant is still being worked out among Total, Borealis and Nova, said Bernard Pinatel, president of Total’s refining and chemicals. Overall, he said, the project would be worth several billion dollars and Total would hold 50 per cent of it.Total says the venture, which depends on regulators’ approval, would start in 2020 and create at least 1,500 local jobs.“We want to take advantage of the business-friendly environment” to boost Total’s 60-year presence in the U.S., CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in a statement.Pinatel told The Associated Press that the French company is not scared away by Trump’s “America first” policies, and instead was encouraged by an “American administration favourable to everything that touches the energy sector.”Total SA employs 6,000 people in the U.S. in the oil, gas and solar activities. read more

Sri Lanka must do more to rein in hate speech faithbased violence

Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Christian communities, a group of United Nations human rights experts called today on the Government to adopt urgent measures to stop the promotion of racial and faith-based hatred and end “the atmosphere of impunity” fuelling hate speech and violence by Buddhist extremists.Among other incidents, the UN independent experts – respectively monitoring freedom of religion, minority issues and summary executions – expressed serious concern about violence against Muslim and Christian communities by Buddhist groups with extremist views, and urged the Sri Lankan authorities to bring perpetrators of such violence to justice.According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), more than 350 violent attacks against Muslims and over 150 attacks against Christians have been reported in Sri Lanka in the last two years. Muslim and Christian communities are reportedly subjected to hate speech, discrimination, attacks and acts of violence throughout Sri Lanka frequently. On 15 June, a local group promoting extremist Sinhalese nationalist views, Bodu Bala Sena (The Buddhist Power Force, or “BBS”), staged a large protest rally in Aluthgama that resulted in inter-communal violence, during which four people died and about 80 were injured. Homes and shops owned by Muslims, as well as mosques, were vandalized and some set ablaze. “This violence is fuelled by the atmosphere of impunity in Sri Lanka,” the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, said. “Impunity and inadequate response from the police and judicial authorities aimed at protecting the lives, physical security, the property and places of worship of these communities may encourage further attacks and a risk of spiralling violence.” Against such a backdrop, he urged Sri Lanka to guarantee the right to freedom of religion or belief of members of minority religious communities and stop any advocacy of racial and religious hatred. “The Government must end the violence and put in place urgent protective measures to ensure the personal security of all individuals belonging to religious minority communities living in the country,” the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, added. “The full range of rights of religious minorities must be guaranteed in law and protected in practice,” she noted, welcoming the President’s announcement of the appointment of a high-level panel to investigate those incidents. For his part, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, called on the Sri Lankan authorities “to take urgent and firm measures to bring the perpetrators of killings to justice, and ensure the immediate adoption of robust protective measures.” Continuing, he said that showing determination to ensure accountability in such cases must be a key element of the Government’s efforts to prevent the attacks and guarantee the safety of the members of religious minority communities. OHCHR said that alongside BBS, other groups promoting extremist views in Sri Lanka, such as the Sinhala Ravaya and the Hela Bodu Powura, purport to be the protectors of Sinhala Buddhism, which they claim is being threatened by Muslim and Christian religious minorities. These extremist groups reportedly proclaim the racial superiority of Sinhala Buddhists and spread fear among local population, for example, through allegations that Buddha statues are being bulldozed by religious minorities, or that evangelical Christians are forcibly converting youths and sick patients in their hospital beds, or that Muslims are smuggling drugs and birth control pills in order to destroy Sinhalese people and prevent their reproduction. “These statements contribute to spread a climate of fear among Sinhala Buddhists, who constitute the majority population in Sri Lanka, and resentment towards minorities,” the UN human rights experts said. read more

Red River rematch No 5 Oklahoma No 9 Texas for Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas players celebrated on the field at the State Fair of Texas, flashing “Hook ‘Em Horns” signs and posing for pictures with the “Golden Hat” trophy that goes to the winner of their Red River rivalry against Oklahoma.Soon after leaving the field, though, the Longhorns were already thinking about the possibility of another meeting this season against the three-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners — for a different trophy in a different location.“Absolutely. It was one of the first things we said after we got back to the locker room,” Texas tight end Andrew Beck said. “Some of the senior guys who walked in front of the team said, be smart with what you say because we’re going to see those guys again.”Eight weeks after Texas won 48-45, they do meet again. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12, No. 5 CFP) plays the ninth-ranked Longhorns (9-3, 7-2, No. 14 CFP) in the Big 12 championship game Saturday.For the Sooners, this unusual rematch is about more than avenging its only loss. They can become the first Power Five team since Florida in the mid-1990s to win four consecutive outright conference championships, and a win could get them into the College Football Playoff for the third time.“It’s one of the greatest rivalries in college football, but this week is about winning a championship and that’s what we’re focused on,” said Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray, no relation to the Sooners’ Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Kyler Murray.“There’s always a lot riding on this game when you play it in October, no question about it, but there’s a lot of season left,” Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said. “This one, I think, I’m sure it’s gonna be heated. But I think it would have been heated no matter who the two teams were in there, just because of what you’re playing for.”This is only the third time in the series that started in 1900 that the bitter border state rivalry will be played twice in the same season. The last time was 115 years ago. Every game in the series since 1929 has been played near the midway at the State Fair of Texas.The Big 12 title game will be about 20 miles away at AT&T Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys where the Sooners could play again if they make the playoff. That is also the home of the Cotton Bowl, one of the national semifinal games Dec. 29.To win their first Big 12 title since 2009 , the Longhorns have to beat their biggest rival for the second time.“It is a bit odd … the Red River Showdown happened in October, and we’ve got our Golden Hat. We’ve got our trophy for that, and nobody’s taking that away from us,” second-year Texas coach Tom Herman said. “We would be just as excited to play any opponent in the Big 12 championship game, but I do know that it adds a little intrigue, I guess, because it is our rival.”Some other things to know:WORTH THE WAITOklahoma dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray has his title shot after first going to Texas A&M, then transferring to Oklahoma. He had to redshirt a year before backing up Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield last year.“Sitting for as long as I have, just hoping that I had the opportunity to do what I’m doing right now, I think it’s all been worth it,” Murray said.A first-round MLB draft pick last summer, Murray is the first FBS player to finish the regular season averaging at least 300 yards passing and 60 yards rushing. His 4,527 total yards are more than about one-third of FBS teams, including four Top 25 teams.SORE SHOULDERTexas quarterback Sam Ehlinger hurt his shoulder Oct. 13 against Baylor, and took a shot just before halftime Nov. 17 against Iowa State that knocked him out of that game.“This week I feel better than I have since the original injury,” Ehlinger said. “It definitely isn’t 100 per cent but it’s getting better.”Ehlinger has 2,774 yards passing and 23 TDs, plus 11 rushing scores. He set a Big 12 record with 308 consecutive passes without an interception before two last week at Kansas, his first picks since the opener.FIRST MEETINGBoth teams had more than 500 total yards, and both quarterbacks accounting for five touchdowns in the Oct. 6 game that was the highest-scoring of the 113-game series. Murray led to Sooners to 21 points in a six-minute span late to tie the game before Ehlinger had one of his late game-deciding drives — leading to a field goal.EXTRA POINTSThe Sooners have allowed 449 yards per game this season — on pace for a school record. They’ve allowed at least 40 points in each of their last four games, all wins — three of those are by a combined nine points. … In 2015, Oklahoma lost to Texas in the regular season and went on to the reach the playoff. … The last five games between Texas and Oklahoma have been decided by a combined 25 points — five points a game.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press read more

Wichita State topples Ohio State in Elite 8

LOS ANGELES – It only took an exceptionally bad basketball half to end an 11-game winning streak and Ohio State’s season. With its dreams of returning to the Final Four left to fester in the Los Angeles sun, the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes watched their NCAA Tournament run collapse as Wichita State toppled them, 70-66, at the Staples Center Saturday evening. The No. 9-seeded Shockers jumped OSU early, laying the foundation for a 20-point lead that would force coach Thad Matta’s squad to play from behind for nearly 34 of 40 minutes of play. In a dizzyingly woeful outing, OSU shot 31 percent and, more miserably, connected on just 5 of 25 tries from 3-point range in its first loss since Feb. 17. “I thought we had some pretty good looks – they just weren’t going down for us,” Matta said in a somber Buckeye locker room following the game. “It’s been a great season for this basketball team. It never ends the way you want it to, but I love the fact of what this team was able to accomplish in terms of sitting at 18-7 (on Feb. 17) and finishing 29-8. They hit their stride at the right time.” But against Wichita State, OSU finally stumbled. Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 23 points but struggled mightily to do so. The junior forward made just eight of 20 attempts in addition to missing all six of his shots from behind the arc. Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross added 19 points, but he too found a well-glued Wichita State defense to be problematic. So did the rest of OSU. “Those are shots you have to make – that we’ve been making in this tournament, that we’ve been making in the Big Ten. Guys had good looks,” Matta said. “Unfortunately, they didn’t go down. And a lot of times that becomes contagious. A guy hits one, another guy hits one, things kind of pick for you. It just didn’t happen tonight.” In a first-half performance worthy of elimination, the Buckeyes clanked and clunked their way to 24 percent shooting and found themselves down by as many as 13. Namely, Thomas, a beacon of scoring consistency for OSU, found it difficult to connect on much of anything early. The Big Ten’s leading scorer mustered nine points on 4 of 13 shooting and 0 for 5 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes. “(It was) very frustrating, very, very frustrating,” Thomas said. “And, you know, it’s just crazy.” The recent development of scoring accomplices like Ross and junior guard Aaron Craft were missing, too. The two combined for seven points on 2 of 11 shooting in the game’s first act. Also nowhere to be found was the swagger that often comes with a team playing for a chance at venturing back to college basketball’s mecca. On the boards, the Buckeyes (29-8) were outmuscled, 27-17, in the first. Any attempt to puncture the Shockers’ interior defense, headed by senior forward Carl Hall, who finished with six blocks, was rendered futile. Admittedly, OSU players have said they’re at their best when playing in transition. But against Wichita State (30-8), such movement was non-existent in the first period as the Buckeyes failed to score a single point off fast breaks. “The funny thing about it, I looked at the box scores, we didn’t have no fast break points,” Thomas said. “You ain’t got no fast break points, you can’t (get them to turn the ball over) and you’re shooting 24 percent. It’s hard to win in the Elite 8.” They went into the half down, 35-22. Matta said his message in the locker room during intermission was simple. “We talked about it at halftime, let’s just cut (the lead) under 10 in the first four minutes,” he said. “We got off to a not-so-good start in the second half and it got kind of deep.” Deep as in the worst deficit OSU had faced since its lost to Wisconsin in Madison more than a month earlier. The shooting woes continued. So did the inability to attack the basket and – perhaps more importantly – defend its own. Time and again, Wichita State gashed OSU’s interior defense for the type of layups you might see during shootaround before the game. On the other end, Hall defended the rim and refused the advances of Craft, among others. “They played Big Ten defense, that’s what you see in the Big Ten,” Matta said. “It’s a loaded box and what you have to do is be able to knock a couple shots down and get some points in transition. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do either today.” Thomas said the Shockers’ defense reminded him of a particular conference foe. “They packed it real well. They was physical. That was a physical team. They reminded me of a Michigan State a little bit in the Big Ten. They was physical, they had shot blockers. They packed it in, they dared us to shoot the 3,” he said. For most of the contest, it worked. But Behind Ross and Thomas, though, the Buckeyes would rally and cut the hole to eight points with 3:55 to play. “We was down like that against Michigan State in the first half, like 12 or 13 points. When we dug ourselves (in a hole), we came back. And we tried to do that this game,” Thomas said. While the momentum continued and brought fans clad in scarlet and gray to their feet, it would ultimately come to a halt against a Shockers squad that remained posed down the stretch. Sophomore forward Shannon Scott hit a pair of free throws to make it 62-59 with 2:49 remaining, but Wichita State sophomore guard Tekele Cotton answered with a gut-punch 3-pointer to again extend the Shockers’ lead. After a layup by Thomas on the ensuing possession, Shockers freshman guard Fred VanVleet’s jumper would make it 67-61 with a minute to play. While the Buckeyes heaved desperate shots in the game’s final 60 seconds, it was ultimately too little, too late against a Wichita State squad on the cusp of reaching its first Final Four since 1965. In his last game, OSU senior forward Evan Ravenel said had his team put the pieces together Saturday, it might’ve been a different story. “If we played a complete game of basketball today,” he said, “we would definitely would be going out to Atlanta.” Instead, the Buckeyes will travel about 2,250 miles back to Columbus. read more

Encens attention aux particules toxiques pour les poumons

first_imgEncens : attention aux particules toxiques pour les poumonsSelon une récente étude américaine, l’encens émettrait des particules toxiques capables de provoquer des inflammations pulmonaires en cas d’utilisation excessive. Mieux vaudrait donc l’utiliser avec modération.L’encens est extrêmement utilisé en Asie pour les rites religieux. En Occident, ces bâtonnets sont utilisés à moins grande échelle pour camoufler les mauvaises odeurs ou pour parfumer son intérieur. Toutefois, selon une nouvelle étude américaine, l’encens doit être utilisé avec modération notamment dans les espaces clos. En effet, l’article publié dans la revue Science of The Total Environment indique que l’encens, lorsqu’il est brûlé, libère des particules particulièrement polluantes telles que le monoxyde de carbone, le dioxyde de souffre ou encore les oxydes d’azote. Or, les chercheurs de l’université de Caroline du Nord estiment que ces particules sont dangereuses pour les poumons et qu’elles sont susceptibles de provoquer des inflammations. Autant de risques qui devraient amener à réduire leur utilisation.Les chercheurs sont arrivés à cette conclusion après avoir testé les deux types d’encens les plus utilisés dans les Émirats Arabes Unis (Oudh et Bahkoor). Après une combustion de trois heures dans un laboratoire d’une surface équivalente à celle d’un salon d’intérieur, les cellules pulmonaires qui avaient été exposées à la fumée ont présenté des réactions inflammatoires similaires à celles observées avec de la fumée de cigarette.Un risque déjà connu À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, c’est loin d’être la première fois que ces risques sont pointés du doigt. Toute combustion telle que celle d’une allumette, d’un barbecue ou d’une cheminée dégage d’ailleurs dans l’air des particules nocives pour la santé appelées hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP). Si l’encens n’implique qu’une petite combustion, le tout serait donc ne pas abuser des bâtonnets. De son côté, l’Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Environnement et du Travail (Afsset) qui travaille sur les polluants de l’air intérieur rappelle de bien aérer son intérieur pour limiter les concentrations de ces substances. Si la fumée s’en ira, le parfum lui restera. Il est également conseillé de choisir de l’encens de bonne qualité composé d’ingrédients naturels et de se limiter à un bâtonnet voire deux par jour.  Le 7 août 2013 à 10:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Minister authorized by Cabinet to begin negotiations with the CDB

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 29, 2016 – The Minister of Finance has been authorized by Cabinet to begin negotiations with the Caribbean Development Bank ahead of the upcoming CDB Loan for the TCI.  The government will need money from the Development Fund to finance technical assistance studies to flesh out three infrastructural improvement ideas; named were a solid waste management plan, a sea defences design for Grand Turk and a transport master plan.  The TCI had qualified for up $100 million dollars from the CDB. Related Items:last_img

Nathan Fletcher running for District 4

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney Lauren Phinney, Updated: 2:55 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDemocrat and former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is running for termed-out Supervisor Ron Roberts seat in District 4. Lauren Phinney spoke to Fletcher in studio about his campaign.Fletcher dropped out of politics a few years ago after a couple of angst-filled losses while taking flack for switching political parties. Most recently he was working for Qualcomm and teaching a class at UCSD. The urge to serve returned along with a long-term opportunity to end the GOP’s monopoly at the County level.To learn more about Nathan Fletcher, visit: https://www.nathanfletcher.com/ center_img June 4, 2018 Nathan Fletcher running for District 4 Posted: June 4, 2018last_img read more

MLAs MLCs worry over ACDF release in Nizamabad

first_imgNizamabad: MLAs and MLCs are facing uncertainty as the State government is silent over the release of Assembly Constituency Development Fund (ACDF).MLAs and MLCs can allocate the ACDF amount for any developmental work in their constituency such as construction of school buildings, installation of CCTV cameras, road works etc. Funds will be released by the district collector. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us After the formation of separate Telangana State, the government had increased the amount from Rs 150 lakhs to Rs 3 crores a year as ACDF to each of its MLAs and MLCs. Of this, the district in-charge minister will approve Rs 75 lakhs. The government didn’t release ACDF amount even eight months after the Assembly elections. The nine MLAs and four MLCs in Nizamabad district are crippled without funds as they cannot take up any development work. Under the Constituency Development Programme (CDP), each MLA and MLC can propose developmental works in their constituencies, with an emphasis on government priorities. MLAs and MLCs can propose developmental works for their total entitlement of Rs 3 crores. These funds will be provided by the State government through the Planning Department. The District Collector will get these works executed by following the procedures and rules of the State government and guidelines issued by the Planning Department from time to time. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Each MLA and MLC shall place emphasis on government priority schemes like drinking water facilities, public health care buildings, sanitation and drainage facilities to public, construction of roads, construction of buildings/facilities belonging to the government or local bodies for educational institutions need for class rooms/laboratories/toilets, common shelters for the old or handicapped, and electrification/street lighting etc. The Collector will take the decision wherever the government’s intervention is needed for the above schemes, in consultation with MLA and MLC and issue administrative sanctions/instructions as per the powers delegated to them.last_img read more

Nikes Back to the Future Shoes Now Worlds Most Expensive Sneakers

first_img Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Is Back With an Upside Down-Inspire…Here’s a Closer Look at the Nike Kyrie 5 SpongeBob Pack We’re about a year past the future the first Back to the Future envisioned, and it’s safe to say reality is looking a little more bleak compared to the world of that classic blockbuster. But we haven’t totally dropped the ball. To celebrate the film Nike went ahead and actually made a working pair of the self-lacing sneakers teased in that 80s classic, the Nike Mag. And now, the real Nike Mags have become the world’s most expensive sneakers.A pair of the formerly fictional footwear was recently auctioned off in Hong Kong. Dragon 8, the auction house responsible, tweeted that the shoes sold for $104,000, setting “a new world record for the most expensive pair of sneakers ever at auction worldwide!”The buyer remains anonymous, probably for their own safety as only 89 pairs of the shoes exist and way more people than that would probably like to own them. Those people will just have to settle for Nike’s other upcoming self-lacing sneakers, the Nike HyperAdapt. Sure it’s cool tech, but it’s not the same. They don’t look like the movie prop!The record is impressive, but it may be broken soon as two more Nike Mag auctions are scheduled: one this month in London and another in New York in November. This is all to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for the research of Parkinson’s disease. So not only do the shoes let you look like Marty McFly, they let you help him, too. There are worse ways to celebrate Back to the Future Day. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Accident on A523 in the Staffordshire Moorlands

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: 6.25pm. The accident is now reported to have cleared, according to traffic data company INRIX. Traffic is again flowing as normal following the crash, which took place just before 5.30pm. We will continue to update you with the latest traffic and travel news as we get it. There has been a road accident on the A523 in a Staffordshire Moorlands village this evening. The accident is reported to have taken place on the A523 Westbound in Waterhouses before Earlsway. Traffic data company INRIX says traffic is heavy in the area – but the road is not understood to be closed at this stage. The nature of the incident is unclear but it is understood to have taken place just before 5.30pm. We will update this story when the road clears or we have further information for you. In other travel news which may affect Moorlands motorists, Cheshire East Council are deploying their gritters on roads in their area later this evening. The A523 has been closed on the other side of Leek for most of the day while bridge repairs were carried out in Bosley. For the latest traffic and travel news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, including Leek , Cheadle and other areas, visit leek-news.co.uk.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | October 13, 2014 McKesson Clinical Data Exchange Expands Image Access CarolinaEast Health System Video Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Available independently of McKesson Radiology PACS (picture archive and communications system) and McKesson Enterprise Image Repository, this solution supports a modular or enterprise deployment model to offer a single view of the patient’s longitudinal record from any common Web-enabled mobile device or workstation.You don’t have to imagine solutions that can guide you to the future of better health. Conserus is bringing you solutions today. Conserus offers a full range of comprehensive products designed to help simplify your journey from volume- to value-based care through seamless connectivity. Now you have the resources you need to help you streamline collaboration and workflows across your entire enterprise and orchestrate interoperability among existing systems. The result is the right information in the right hands at the right time. With Conserus, the possibilities are more than imaginary — they’re here. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more ·         Conserus Image Repository – a vendor neutral archive solution, independent for any PACS that archives and manages image data.·         Conserus Clinical Data Sharing – provides the ability to securely discover, exchange access and view images across multiple VNA/PACS·         Conserus Workflow Intelligence – vendor neutral, flexible workflow rules engine that connects seamlessly in heterogeneous system environments to consolidate interpretation and quality tasks.Solving the Challenges of TodayConserus Clinical Data Exchange gives clinicians across the entire enterprise easy and instant access to patients’ longitudinal records, helping them deliver better health.View and informational videoFor more information: www.mckesson.com\connectedenterprise FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more last_img read more

Body of woman found floating in sea still unidentified

first_imgThe body of a woman aged around 60 who was found floating unconscious off McKenzie beach in Larnaca on July 16 remains at the Larnaca general hospital morgue as she has yet to be identified, it was reported on Tuesday.The woman was found floating motionless in the sea off Piale Pasha area in Larnaca at around 6.30am. She was rushed to hospital where her death was confirmed.Police have not been successful so far in identifying her, while no one reported her disappearance.Officers searched thoroughly the area near where the woman was located – apartments, restaurants, cafés – in the hope of finding a bag or other items she might have been carrying that day. It is believed that she had walked to the beach and left her belongings somewhere before entering the sea.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more