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first_imgnews Topics Rugby World Cup 2019 Share on Twitter Read more Joy of Six Nations overshadows Spain’s pain and fears for the game Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Romania have said they will appeal against the decision, which comes following a remarkable sequence of events in which the father of the England internationals Billy and Mako Vunipola has been embroiled and kills off Spain’s hopes of a reprieve after their controversial defeat by Belgium in March – an independent committee review ruled the result will stand.World Rugby announced last month that it felt the match between Spain and Belgium, refereed by a Romanian official and which Belgium surprisingly won to allow Romania to qualify for the World Cup, should be replayed. But in light of a number of complaints about ineligible players, World Rugby called for an emergency inquiry, which found that the result could not be overturned or annulled, because doing so “would undermine the respect to which decisions of referees are entitled, absent corruption or bad faith”.Russia had initially finished in third place in the qualification table, behind Romania and Spain, but advance in top spot while Germany, who were sitting in fifth and final place, move up to second and will face a playoff against Portugal – the winner of which will play Samoa. Russia last competed at the World Cup in 2011 but will now contest the opening match of the 2019 tournament against the hosts Japan.Georgia topped the Rugby Europe Championship but they had already qualified for the World Cup next year by finishing third in their pool in 2015. As a result, matches against them in the Rugby Europe Championship did not count towards qualification and while some of the games in which ineligible players were fielded were against Georgia, the review committee found enough examples of foul play elsewhere to dock sufficient points for Russia and Germany to advance.In Romania’s case, the review found that Sione Faka’osilea played in eight matches – including six that counted towards qualification for the World Cup – despite having represented Tonga. Romania’s defence included an email from Fe’ao Vunipola, the acting chairman of the Tonga federation, which stated the player in question was eligible to play for Romania. The committee accepted that both parties had acted in good faith but chose to dock Romania 30 points – five for each match played in qualifying.For Spain, the committee found that two players were ineligible having appeared for the France Under-20 side. In total the two players played in nine matches – eight in qualifying – meaning Spain were docked 40 points.The case of Belgium meanwhile, who initially finished fourth in qualifying, was more straightforward. The committee found that five players, who between them had played in six matches that counted towards qualification, were ineligible because neither they, nor their parents or grandparents had been born in Belgium.“While the independent disputes committee has determined that mistakes were not made in bad faith by Rugby Europe and some participating unions, World Rugby is extremely disappointed with the unfortunate and avoidable events,” a World Rugby statement said.Complaints that Russia and Germany had fielded ineligible players were also brought before the committee review but proved to be unfounded. Spain and Belgium have 14 days to appeal. Share via Email Russia will appear at the World Cup next year after Romania, Spain and Belgium were all sanctioned for fielding ineligible players in the Rugby Europe Championship, which acts as the qualification tournament.center_img Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. 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first_imgNova Scotia should adopt standards to raise the quality and consistency of emergency care in every region of the province, says the province’s emergency care advisor. “Standards will ensure predictability of emergency care so patients will know that they can expect to get high-quality care in each of our 38 hospitals,” said Dr. John Ross. “Standards are a way to set out exactly what kinds of care are needed and how quick they should be provided to patients.” Dr. Ross released the emergency care standards to Health Minister Maureen MacDonald, today, Dec. 2. The standards are requirements for patient access, triage, patient transfer, staffing qualifications and site performance. The standards follow the release of Dr. Ross’s report on emergency care. “These recommended standards are raising the bar on emergency care in the province and are the final piece government needs before releasing the plan on how to improve emergency care,” said Ms. MacDonald. Dr. Ross’s standards were developed with input from health professionals who specialize in providing and managing emergency care, district health authorities and community health boards. Nova Scotia would be the first in the country to have provincewide standards. “Standards are an effective mechanism by which a uniform and thorough approach to care can be taken and a way of measuring and improving quality right across the system,” said Wendy Nicklin, president and CEO of Accreditation Canada. “The creation of these important new standards complement the Accreditation Canada Emergency Department and emergency medical standards, and their use demonstrates that safety and quality in emergency care is a priority.” Accreditation Canada helps health care organizations across Canada improve operational effectiveness. The emergency care standards would require that all provincial, regional and community emergency departments as well as paramedics use the Canadian Triage Acuity Scoring system when assessing patients. Standards are also recommended to provide certainty around patient transfer to the nearest and most appropriate facility. Staffing standards would require physicians, nurses and paramedics to meet minimum training and certification requirements, with a performance appraisal every two years. Dr. Ross also recommends standards for emergency department and hospital performance that include ambulance off-load times and maximum length of stay standards in the emergency department before admission or discharge. The standards are available at www.gov.ns.ca/health .last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is slated to be in Ontario court today to face trial on several assault charges.Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-linked group while on a backpacking trip.The couple were freed by Pakistani forces in October 2017, along with the three children they had in captivity.Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police in December that year and charged with offences including assault, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and causing someone to take a noxious substance.The charges against Boyle relate to two alleged victims, but a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses.He was released from jail last June with strict bail conditions that included an electronic bracelet to track his movements.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is set to deliver what is being billed as a major foreign-policy speech Tuesday afternoon, calling for Canada to join an American ballistic-missile shield and take a more aggressive attitude toward China.Scheer’s speech is a policy table-setter for the upcoming federal election, and he takes direct aim at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau off the top, deriding his 2015 declaration that “Canada is back” on the world stage.“Canada had, in fact, not gone anywhere,” says Scheer’s prepared text. “And the profound arrogance  and self-importance of Mr. Trudeau’s words foreshadowed how the new prime minister would conduct Canada’s foreign affairs: Style over substance and ego over achievements.”The Liberals fired back with their own statement before Scheer even uttered a word.“Whether it’s Andrew’s Scheer’s endorsement of Brexit chaos, skepticism on climate change, corrosive rhetoric on immigration, or uncertainty on NAFTA, the Conservative plan amounts to risk and uncertainty that would hurt Canadians and our economy,” said Liberal MP and Quebec campaign co-chair Pablo Rodriguez in a statement.Scheer’s prepared text does not mention his past support for the Brexit movement in Britain that is attempting to pull the country out of the European Union.“After 10 years of failed Conservative foreign policy, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is restoring Canada’s place in the world, including restoring and investing in Canada’s military,” says Rodriguez. “Canadians don’t want to go back to Stephen Harper’s failed foreign policy, and that’s all Andrew Scheer is offering.”Scheer’s speech calls Trudeau’s trip to India last year “the most disastrous” ever by any Canadian prime minister.The speech also says a Conservative government would reset fractured relations with China and will stand up to Russia.“I will deal with China with eyes wide open,” he says. “Although China is a primary, and certainly the strongest, propagator of authoritarian values, Russia remains a serious threat.”He says Russian President Vladimir Putin has returned his country to a “Cold War posture.”Scheer says he would join the U.S. ballistic-missile defence program — one that both previous Liberal and Conservative governments, including Harper’s, chose to not to join.The United States has gone ahead with the missile-shield program without Canada; it is designed to protect the continent from a long-range ballistic missile armed with a nuclear weapon.Scheer also makes a passing reference to the challenges of dealing with a mercurial American president, but he largely shies away from any direct mention of President Donald Trump.“The Canada-United States relationship transcends the personalities of those who occupy each respective office. And its longevity is crucial to our respective peace and prosperity. It must be strengthened.”The audience for the speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations apparently includes SNC-Lavalin, whose corporate name is affixed to one of the tables in the Montreal hotel ballroom where Scheer is to speak and whose logo is on some of the event’s posters.Scheer has accused Trudeau of a cover-up in the ongoing controversy over whether the government should have given the firm a deferred prosecution agreement over the criminal charges it faces for alleged bribery in Libya.Brock Harrison, a spokesman for Scheer, said the event is not a party fundraiser and the firm won’t be giving the Conservatives any money.He also said Scheer has no meetings planned with any SNC executives in attendance.Two representatives of the Montreal council could not answer questions about the event, including the cost per ticket, and who would receive the proceeds.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgOPCC celebrated 50 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable members of our community on the Westside of Los Angeles County with a 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend on September 27 and 28, 2014. Zach Galifianakis before performing at OPCC’s 50th Anniversary Judy Collins gave a stellar performance on September 27th at The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, capping off a magical evening that included Chris Pierce, Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra and Abstrakto (Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli and Balthazar Getty), and comic genius Zach Galifianakis.David Arquette and Greg Germann with OPCC’s Executive Director, John Maceri Greg Germann, actor and OPCC Board member, hosted the evening. VIP guests included David Arquette & Christina McLarty, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Marcia Cross, Annabeth Gish, Charlotte Kirk, Kymberly Marciano-Strauss, Penelope Spheeris, Supreme from the Wu-Tang Clan and former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter.The Anniversary Celebration continued on Sunday, September 28th with a Family & Friends Community Picnic at the Santa Monica College Quad. Approximately 400 former and current staff, volunteers, Board members and clients gathered for games, complimentary lunch and performances by the Crossroads Jazz Combo, the SAMOHI Vikings Pep Band and OPCC’s own Safe Haven Band.John Maceri, Executive Director of OPCC, remarks: “This weekend was a fine example of how significant OPCC’s impact has been on the community. Our work is not possible without the support of our wonderful donors, volunteers and Board members. Together, we are all making our community stronger. We are honored so many joined us for this weekend celebration.”Lead sponsors of OPCC’s Anniversary Weekend included: Sarah Jessup, The Melvin & Bren Simon Charitable Foundation, Marin Aleksov & Rosland Capital, The Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation, Judith & Steaven K. Jones, Marcia Cross & Tom Mahoney, Vintage Hollywood Foundation and Bart & Tracy Zitnitsky.
Now in its 50th year, OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center) is the largest social services agency on the Westside of Los Angeles. A non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, OPCC provides highly effective, fully integrated services to the most traumatized, vulnerable and needy members of our community—homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, at-risk youth, indigent Veterans, and people dealing with severe physical or mental illness or substance abuse. We are the only West L.A.-based agency that offers a comprehensive system of care to solve the complex, multi-faceted problems of this diverse population. As a result, we have the wide-ranging expertise and programs that enable us to tailor services to the needs of each person, however complicated those needs may be. OPCC offers seven core services that provide support in the areas of housing, domestic violence, physical health, mental health, life skills/wellness, income services and substance abuse. All are designed to improve self-sufficiency, restore dignity, and enable our clients to be contributing members of our community, enhancing the quality of life for everyone.For more information about OPCC, click here.Source:PR Weblast_img read more

first_imgEquality Now, an international human rights organization dedicated to women’s and girls’ rights, honored four powerhouses for change at the third “Make Equality Reality” fundraising gala.Elizabeth Olsen at EQUALITY NOW’S THIRD ANNUAL MAKE EQUALITY REALITY GALAThe honorees included Jaha Dukureh (Equality Now partner, female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor activist, and TIME 100 honoree), Jane Fonda (two-time Academy Award winning actress, activist, and Equality Now Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund Advisory Board Member), and Laurie MacDonald & Walter Parkes (award winning film producers of “He Named Me Malala”).Jane Fonda at EQUALITY NOW’S THIRD ANNUAL MAKE EQUALITY REALITY GALAThe fundraising gala returned to the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills for the third time, on Monday, December 5th. The event brought together a diverse and dynamic group of change makers, celebrities and philanthropists to honor women making extraordinary changes to the women’s rights landscape.Equality Now also partnered with ROUND + SQUARE, an exciting new conscious fashion brand. ROUND + SQUARE’s first collection was designed exclusively in support of Equality Now, which will receive 30% of the brand’s sales profits from these specially-crafted items.The Bangles at EQUALITY NOW’S THIRD ANNUAL MAKE EQUALITY REALITY GALACelebrity attendees included host Matt McCoy; Presenters Debbie Allen, Gloria Steinem (also an Event committee co-chair), Lily Tomlin; Gala co-chairs Sue Smalley PhD, Susan Hassan, and Paula Ravets PhD; Honorary host committee members Maria Bello, Sarah Brokaw, Janie Bryant, Goapele, Maggie Grace, Judy Hofflund & Tom Hansen, Bethany Joy Lenz, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Reiser, Joss Whedon, and Daphne Zuniga; Additional guests including Gloria Allred, Genevieve Angelson, Petra Flannery, Jami Gertz, Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith, Lizzy Jagger, Kamala Lopez, Maureen McCormick, Elizabeth Olsen, Ruby Rose, Mae Whitman, and more. The evening also featured a special acoustic performance from iconic band The Bangles.Make Equality Reality was generously supported by Vanguard of Change partner, The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay’s global initiative to empower women. Their incredible $100,000 donation will support Equality Now’s work to create a just world for women.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Fans of history, mystery and fictional Toronto crime solver Detective William Murdoch will soon have a new form of escapism to enjoy.Shaftesbury, which produces the popular series Murdoch Mysteries, and Secret City Adventures, which produces the “escape games” at Casa Loma, are joining forces for the Secret of Station House No. 4, set to launch Feb. 23 at historic George Brown House.Secret City general manager Leonardo Dell’Anno said the concept for the escape game has the enthusiastic support of Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Secret City game designers have met extensively with the production team and toured the set of the TV series “so we can make sure that the Murdochian world is properly produced and brought to life,” Dell’Anno said.Murdoch characters will be part of the game through audio content, photos and articles in the “escape room” where the game is played, which will match the historical period, the dawn of the 20th century.The company will also launch an online contest over the next six months featuring six puzzles. Solving a puzzle will give the winner a chance to win free tickets to the game. Solving all six enters the winner in a draw for VIP passes to the Feb. 23 launch at which a member of the Murdoch Mysteries cast will be present.If the game is popular, Dell’Anno said it’s likely the company will launch a series of escape games based on the series.“We’ve definitely got a relationship with George Brown House. It’s difficult when you have a heritage space . . . it’s been a little bumpy, but they’re so excited and we have everything lined up and secured.”Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at secretcityadventures.com/murdoch.Murdoch Mysteries airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBC.By Bruce DeMara “She (Jennings) is very excited about the escape games we have at Casa Loma,” Dell’Anno said.“We talked about the fact that Murdoch has been on the air for now 10 seasons. It’s a very popular Canadian show that has a very (large) audience across the world, not just in Canada. We thought, ‘What better way to keep Murdoch alive than as an immersive experience?’” he added.last_img read more

8 November 2011Countries must do their utmost to translate their commitments to peacebuilding into life-enhancing realities for their citizens, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in a message to a post-conflict event in Rwanda. “We must do more to strengthen the impact of peacebuilding. This means better partnerships, greater agility, decisive support for peace processes, and empowering women,” he stated in the message, which was delivered by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Judy Cheng-Hopkins in Kigali, the country’s capital.Mr. Ban said peacebuilding efforts are an essential tool in preventing the recurrence of large-scale violence, and they need to be carried out in a sustained and in-depth fashion to deliver positive results.He also spoke of the major impact that effective peacebuilding can have in a country, citing Rwanda’s rapid progress as an example.Since the 1990s, infant mortality in Rwanda has been halved, and primary school enrolment has increased from 68 per cent to over 96 per cent. In addition, Rwanda has become the only country in the world where women hold a majority of parliamentary positions.“Rwanda’s major gains, as well as the significant challenges the country still faces, can offer valuable lessons for other post-conflict societies engaged in peacebuilding and state-building,” Mr. Ban said.He also said he has been encouraged by the formation of the ‘g7+’ group, which consists of 19 of the world’s most fragile States that have come together to share experiences and lobby for international actors to engage more effectively in their countries.“This initiative has the potential to push forward necessary reforms that can improve donor coordination and aid effectiveness, and I urge Rwanda and other countries to support it,” he said.The two-day event was organized by the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, whose goal is to help countries emerging from conflict make an irreversible transition from war to peace. To do this, the Commission seeks to establish partnerships between countries and relevant stakeholders such as the African Union, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and other UN missions and agencies, among others.“Peacebuilding involves addressing some of the most sensitive issues facing a given society – issues that have previously proved so charged and intractable that they led to violent conflict,” Mr. Ban said, urging the international community to “help countries put violence behind them, once and for all.” read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia says it is joining a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry.The state-run Saudi Press Agency carried a statement Wednesday morning quoting an unnamed official saying the kingdom had joined the International Maritime Security Construct.That’s a mission already joined by Australia, Bahrain and the United Kingdom.The U.S. formed the coalition after attacks on oil tankers that American officials blame on Iran, as well as Iran’s seizure of tankers in the region. Iran denies being behind the tanker explosions.The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.On Saturday, an attack struck the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.The Associated Press read more

← Previous Story DKB Bundesliga (Round 3): HSV destroyed by Bergischer “Lions”! Next Story → SEHA South Stream League 2013/2014 opening match: Tatran wins in Belarus! MKB VeszpremMM-MKB VeszpremveszpremZivan Pesic Serbian line-player Zivan Pesic (21) has signed new two years deal with Hungarian champion MM-MKB Veszprem. Serbian Junior NT player had to fight for the place in the team with Renato Sulic, Uros Vilovski and Iranian newcomer Alireza Mousavi. Marco Oneto signed for SC Magdeburg. Pesic made his debut at the EHF Champions League in the season 2012/2013.As things going on Pesic will be the most important substitute for the “No.1” on the line-player position – Renato Sulic.MM-MKB Veszprem waiting for the new season with the highest possible ambitions – placement at the VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne. read more

first_imgA WOMAN IN Portland, Oregon has broken the world steak eating record by eating a 72 ounce steak in two minutes and 44 seconds.Molly Schuyler is no stranger to competitive eating, despite her small stature, having frequently performed food challenges on her YouTube channel.This week she visited Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen restaurant to attempt their steak challenge.Molly posted a video of her success, writing:World record for eating just a 72 oz steak is 6 min 48 seconds. I took it down just a little bit faster. 🙂 Just a bit! Source: Molly SchuylerAccording to the restaurant’s website, only eight women have managed to eat the 72 ounce steak at all, let alone in record time.Oh and, by the way, last Thursday she won a competition by eating a twelve pound sandwich in less than an hour.What’s her secret?  Well she told KPTV that she was ‘just born that way’.Is this actually the right way to eat chicken wings?>Woman files for divorce over the way her husband eats peas>last_img read more

New PSG boss Thomas Tuchel introduces strict rules

first_imgThomas Tuchel is quickly establishing himself at Paris Saint-Germain by introducing strict new rules at the club in order to ensure that the players behave themselves throughout the seasonThe German coach has already visited restaurants in Paris frequented by players such as Kylian Mbappé, Dani Alves and Marquinhos as he attempts to control their respective diets.In fact veteran right-back Dani Alves, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation after his knee injury, has actually been given a specific diet routine by Tuchel to follow.The former Borussia Dortmund coach replaced Unai Emery, who now is in charge of Arsenal, as the new manager of PSG earlier this summer and France Football has reported that he has introduced the following rules for the players to follow:PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.No pasta, fast food, sweets and soft drinks.No nightclubs on weekdays.Must rest on rest days and have no parties, otherwise, there will be consequences.The Neymar problemNeymar has been known to lead a rather lucrative lifestyle outside of football and tends to regularly meet up with his famous friends through the streets of Paris.So what happens if Neymar misbehaves? Will Tuchel drop him?Unlikely, but it still looks like to could be an interesting problem for the 44-year-old to manage as he attempts to establish his rules at PSG while keeping the club’s prized asset in Neymar happy.last_img read more

Overcoming the Stigma of Depression Lets Talk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Depressionletstalk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, April 7, 2017 – Trinidad and Tobago – Depression, one of the leading causes of disability, affects nearly 50 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean.  This disease is treatable, yet six out of every ten people who have depression do not seek or do not receive the treatment they need.   “This disease is a major public health problem that affects us all.  It does not discriminate.  It impacts people of all ages, from all walks of life,” stated Executive Director, CARPHA, Dr. C. James Hospedales in observance of World Health Day.   The CARPHA Director went on to say “despite being so common and because of the stigma attached, people affected may hide it, not seek treatment or not talk about it.”“Depression: let’s talk.” is the theme chosen for this year for World Health Day.  It calls attention to this serious public health concern and advocates for recognising and addressing the disease.  The goal is for more people with depression, everywhere in the world, to both seek and get help.Strong links between depression and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and obesity have been identified. Mental and neurological disorders in the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and depression, contribute to the burden of NCDs.  Mental disorders can also contribute to unintentional and intentional injury.   Patients who are depressed are less likely to take their medicines, and persons with chronic NCDs and disability are more likely to be depressed.Dr. Hospedales said “Depression is an important risk factor for suicide, which claims the lives of many Caribbean people, including our young ones every year.  There are effective strategies and treatments for preventing depression, and ways to alleviate the suffering it causes. This includes talking therapies or antidepressant medication or a combination of both. Addressing stigma and discrimination are also important strategies in programs for mental health and depression.”Health professionals are reminded of their duty of care to all persons, whether they have physical and/or mental issues.  To persons who may be experiencing depression, remember with the right help you can get better.  CARPHA urges you to talk with someone you trust about your feelings or seek professional help.World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.Press Release: CARPHA#Depressionletstalklast_img read more

first_imgVancouver police reviewing deadly force policyAt first glance, it looked like a group of kids hanging outside the local pop shop. But they held candles instead of pop cans, wiped away tears and looked around the street as though Doug Combs might appear at any moment.The 16-year-old Hudson’s Bay High School sophomore was fatally shot around 11:30 p.m. Jan. 25, as he reportedly reached for a gun while fleeing from police in Vancouver’s Arnada neighborhood.“We all know death is hard, regardless of how it happens,” said Ryan Fredrich, assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel. He spoke to grieving students Friday evening at a candlelight vigil outside Pop Culture on 20th Street.Many of the students admitted they knew little about Combs’ home life or his criminal history. To them, he was, and always will be, a smiley 16-year-old.“He didn’t follow all the rules, but he was a good guy,” said Taryn Downing, 14.Court documents show Combs’ criminal record started in May when he attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the school store.When he was arrested on a warrant for violating terms of his probation in mid-January, he spent a week in juvenile detention. By Jan. 23, he was out of detention and re-enrolled at Hudson’s Bay, according to the Vancouver School District.last_img read more

Up to 60000 More Airmen Needed Welsh Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force needs between 40,000 and 60,000 additional airmen to relieve an overworked force and expand capabilities in cyber and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said last week at an Air Force Association breakfast.“Every problem we have in growing, in modernizing, increasing mission capability, is manpower related,” Welsh said.The service’s active-duty end strength is slated to increase from its current level of 311,000 airmen to 317,000 by October, reported Air Force Times. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, however, has said the service needs an additional 4,000 airmen beyond that.The Air Force’s greatest needs stem from its cyber and ISR units. It also is training more airmen in newer aircraft such as the F-35.“People are a limiting factor right now,” Welsh said, “and adding more burden to them in any way, shape or form is a bad idea.”If the Air Force remains hampered by an undersized force, its capability and response time will be limited.“The nation that’s going to win [the next war] is not the one with the biggest army,” Welsh said. “It’s not necessarily the one that has the most tanks, or longest range artillery systems. The one that’s going to win is the one with the best Air Force.”last_img read more

Student Raising Funds To Create Sean Collier Memorial At Wilmington High

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington has honored its fallen hero Sean Collier in a number of ways, including a playground at Silver Lake and a tree of life at Rotary Park. Now, Wilmington High School senior Joseph Wilson would like to create a memorial stone for Collier in the school’s courtyard.“Sean was a graduate of WHS Class of 2004. Currently, our school does not have a memorial for Sean and his ultimate sacrifice,” writes Wilson in his GoFundMe campaign. “My purpose in dedicating this memorial is to keep Sean’s memory alive and well at Wilmington High School. By donating to my project, you will help generations of younger students recognize the sacrifices of our heroes that protect us day to day and the sacrifices that each and every one of them make and make sure that Sean is never forgotten.”To learn more about Wilson’s senior project, and/or make a donation, click HERE.A drawing of the Memorial Stone can be seen below:Sean Collier Memorail Stone (Photo from Joe Wilson’s GoFundMe Page)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Honors Sean: Collier Playground Is Open After Incredible Dedication CeremonyIn “Community”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington High’s New 4-Week Senior Internship Program Is A SuccessIn “Education”MIT Unveils Memorial For Sean Collier In Beautiful Ceremony YesterdayIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgA bear mauling in the Bird Creek area has sent one woman to an Anchorage hospital. At about 10:20 Monday morning, Alaska State Troopers got a call for help from a hiker on the Penguin Ridge trail.Download AudioAlaska State Trooper’s spokeswoman Megan Peters says  Troopers from Girdwood and emergency responders reached the scene, to find Suzanne Knudson, of Indian,  age 59, with serious injuries, after having been attacked by a bear sow with two cubs. ”Ms Knudson told us that while she was jogging she saw two brown bear cubs essentially come out of the brush onto the trail in front of her. One of the cubs started to come towards her, and while that was happening she said she was hit from the side of behind by the mother bear.”Some ATV riders found Knudson moments after the attack, and when Troopers arrived, an ATV driver  gave the responding Trooper an ATV and guided him to Knudson. She was later medevaced to Anchorage.Peters says the woman was jogging alone about a mile up the trailhead from a popular campground when she encountered the bears. Knudson suffered puncture wounds to her neck and back injuries, but her injuries are not life threatening.Troopers say the woman was wearing headphones at the time of the attack and was not carrying bear deterant.Alaska Fish and Game has closed the trail due to bear activity.last_img read more

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first_imgAnyone shopping for an affordable laptop for basic every day computing can benefit from owning a Chromebook. That’s why we’re excited to share this deal on our favorite 2-in-1, the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 with you. It’s the best Chromebook you can buy at the moment and for a limited time, it’s getting a price cut.Currently, Office Depot has the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 on sale for $499.99. Traditionally, this Chromebook is priced at $569.99, so that’s $70 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Asus’ new Chromebook. Buy the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 for $499.99 ($70 off) at Office Depot by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Asus Chromebook Flip C434 Sports Core i7, Aluminum ChassisdAsus dives into the premium Chromebook game again by introducing the Chromebook Flip C434 with a Core i7, an aluminum body and a 1080p panel.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-asus-chromebook-deals?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:5100:51Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 center_img The base model, which is the same model that won our Editor’s Choice award, features a 14-inch, 1080p touchscreen, Core m3-8100Y CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. That may not sound like a lot of muscle power, but it provided enough brawn to let us open 18 Google Chrome tabs and watch four 1080p streams simultaneously without any lag. (The only time we hit minor lag is when we switched tabs).A lot of Chromebooks suffer from dim displays, but the C434 has a bright and vivid 14-inch 1080p touchscreen LCD. With a peak rating of 286 nits, the Flip 434’s screen is more luminous than the average Chromebook (235 nits).The laptop’s island-style keyboard offered a solid typing experience and the speakers provided ample audio for a small room. Even better, the laptop lasted for 9 hours and 58 minutes in our battery test.AdvertisementNow at an all time low price, we heartily recommend this Chromebook under $500 to anyone looking to make the jump to the barebones Google Chrome OS.Best Laptop Deals of Today last_img read more

Siemens Healthineers Announces First US Installation of Magnetom Vida 3T MRI Scanner

first_imgNews | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 02, 2017 Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Installation of Magnetom Vida 3T MRI Scanner Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine acquires new MRI scanner that supports more precise, personalized care November 2, 2017 — Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, recently became the first U.S. healthcare institution to install the Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner from Siemens Healthineers. The scanner features new BioMatrix technology that addresses patients’ anatomical and physiological differences as well as user variability.The 70-cm scanner includes a new magnet design and up to 60/200 XT gradient performance to support high-end clinical applications. Its BioMatrix technology — a collection of sensors, tuners and interfaces — enables the scanner to adapt automatically to anatomical and physiological characteristics to provide consistent, high-quality imaging for all patient types. The scanner’s architecture and innovative applications simplify and accelerate workflows while increasing exam precision and patient comfort. Its GO technologies automate and simplify workflows from the start of the scan through quality control of the image data, resulting in increased productivity for routine examinations throughout the body. And the Eco-Power technology deactivates power-hungry components that are inactive for long periods, potentially lowering the total cost of ownership over the scanner’s lifetime.“We’re using the scanner in clinical trials and other research studies involving cancer patients and patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, as well as for cardiac imaging,” said Pamela K. Woodard, M.D., senior vice chair and division director of radiology research facilities at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. “In addition to accommodating a broad range of imaging studies, the new scanner will cut some MRI scan times by half, to 30 minutes. This benefits patients by reducing the time they spend in the scanner. It also means greater scheduling flexibility and increased access to equipment for our researchers.”For more information: www.usa.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. 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