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Who is Mario Dion the ethics watchdog who found Trudeau broke conflictofinterest

OTTAWA — Ethics commissioner Mario Dion pulled no punches in a damning report released Wednesday following an investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair, by far his highest-profile undertaking since his appointment in January 2018.Dion’s nomination by the Liberal government received a mixed response from opposition parties, and the longtime public servant made headlines when he wouldn’t immediately commit to pursuing ongoing investigations into the prime minister and the finance minister. He later surprised opposition parties when he cleared Finance Minister Bill Morneau last June of conflict-of-interest allegations regarding pension legislation he introduced while holding shares in Morneau Shepell, a pension management firm.But if critics of the government had any concerns that Dion would go too easy on the Liberals in his role as ethics watchdog, his report on the SNC-Lavalin scandal must surely have put them to bed. In the report, Dion concluded that Trudeau used his authority to “circumvent, undermine and ultimately discredit” the decision of the director of public prosecutions not to offer a remediation agreement to SNC-Lavalin, which would have allowed the Montreal engineering giant to avoid criminal prosecution. He confirmed former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s allegations that she was inappropriately pressured by the prime minister and other senior officials to overrule the public prosecutor’s decision, and that she was improperly asked to consider partisan political interests.“I find all of these tactics troubling,” he wrote. “The evidence abundantly shows that Mr. Trudeau knowingly sought to influence Ms. Wilson-Raybould both directly and through the actions of his agents.”I find all of these tactics troublingDion, a Montreal native and a retired lawyer, was named federal ethics commissioner on Jan. 9, 2018, following a nearly 40-year career with the federal government. He has worked for Corrections Canada, the justice department and the Privy Council Office, and in 2003 was appointed deputy minister of Indian Residential Schools Resolution of Canada, which worked to resolve abuse claims filed by former students.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Dion came out of retirement to serve as the commissioner of public sector integrity from 2011 to 2014, a position intended to investigate wrongdoing in the federal government and to protect whistleblowers. But he came under fire when the auditor general accused his office of “gross mismanagement” of two separate case files in 2014.He was appointed chairman of the Immigration and Refugee Board in 2015, before replacing Mary Dawson as ethics commissioner three years later.Dion’s nomination by the Liberal government in December 2017 riled the opposition parties, who claimed the process had been secretive and took place at the last minute. “It’s just ragingly incompetent and frustrating and cynical,” former NDP ethics critic Nathan Cullen said at the time. Cullen also raised concerns about Dion’s performance as public service integrity commissioner. “Are you tough, are you fair, are you a dog with a bone?” he asked. “Would you describe yourself as somebody who pursues it to the end to make sure that it happens? Because that’s the confidence that we need.”At the time, Dion would not commit to pursuing ongoing ethics investigations into the prime minister’s visit to the Aga Khan’s private island and into Morneau’s involvement in a pension reform bill, which also raised some concerns. Ultimately, Dawson completed the Aga Khan investigation before leaving the office — she found, for the first time, that Trudeau had broken conflict-of-interest rules — and Dion did pursue the Morneau investigation, but eventually cleared him. From surf clams to limousines, a not-so-comprehensive list of Liberal ethics complaints under Trudeau Six things we learned about the SNC-Lavalin affair from the ethics report Andrew Coyne: The real scandal in the Lavalin affair is Trudeau’s attempts to pretend it’s not a scandal Last fall, in a separate investigation, Dion found that former fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc was in a conflict of interest when he awarded a lucrative fishing licence to a company with links to a family member. The licence was eventually cancelled.Despite the Liberals’ confidence that the ethics commissioner would clear them of wrongdoing in the SNC-Lavalin affair, Dion has now firmly concluded that Trudeau has violated Canada’s conflict-of-interest law for a second time.Though there are no sanctions attached to his finding, Dion has previously expressed interest in considering penalties for ethics violations, which would require a change to the federal legislation. “It’s not a futile question in my view,” Dion told the Globe and Mail in January 2018, shortly after his appointment. “It needs to be considered.”He also told the newspaper that his new role would require him to be “fearless.”• Email: | Twitter: read more

US housing permits rise at fastest pace in 5 years on apartments

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Nov 26, 2013 6:33 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US housing permits rise at fastest pace in 5 years on apartments; houses remain mostly flat WASHINGTON – U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years, a trend that could boost economic growth in the final three months of the year.Permits to build houses and apartments were approved at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s 6.2 per cent higher than the September rate of 974,000 and the fastest since June 2008, just before the peak of the financial crisis.Nearly all of the increase was for multi-family homes, a part of residential construction that can be volatile from month to month. Those permits rose 15.3 per cent to a rate of 414,000, also the fastest since June 2008. Plans for construction in the U.S. south drove much of the increase.Permits for single-family houses, which make up roughly two-thirds of the market, rose 0.8 per cent to a rate of 620,000. That’s still slightly below the August pace of 627,000, which was the best since May 2008.Data on homes started in October and September were not included in Tuesday’s report. Those figures have been delayed because of the government shutdown and will be released on Dec. 18 with the November home construction report.The increase in permits suggests those figures will rise. And it indicates that “housing construction will make a much bigger contribution” to economic growth in the final quarter of the year, said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Construction of apartments has increased in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as the rate of homeownership has fallen from its 2006 peak of 69 per cent to 64 per cent. Lingering unemployment and stagnant incomes for millions of Americans have increased demand for rentals, which are at their lowest vacancy rates since early 2001.Builders are also benefiting from a low supply of homes for sale, which has increased prices for sellers.The rise in permits also suggests builders mostly shrugged off the partial government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 through Oct. 16. The shutdown was blamed for delaying the release of the October and September housing data. And it continued to effect the government’s reporting on homes started for those months.Most economists expect the housing recovery will withstand an increase in borrowing costs that has slowed home sales in recent months.Fixed mortgage rates have risen almost a full percentage point since late May, when borrowing costs were near record lows. Last week, the average on the 30-year loan was 4.22 per cent, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.Mortgage rates are still low by historical standards. And steady job gains have made it possible for more Americans to buy homes.Homebuilder confidence tailed off slightly after the government closed in October, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. Their optimism flagged slightly out of concern that the shutdown and possibility another fiscal crisis at the start of next year will keep potential homebuyers on the sideline.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to NAHB statistics. read more

NBC to launch allOlympic channel in deal with IOC USOC

NBC to launch all-Olympic channel in deal with IOC, USOC by The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2016 7:53 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2016 at 10:51 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC is bringing year-round Olympic programming to the United States.After years of trying, the U.S and International Olympic Committees have agreed with NBC on a package that will offer year-round Olympic programming, focused on U.S. athletes, the parties announced Thursday. NBC will launch a new U.S. television network branded “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” in the second half of 2017.Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the USOC, calls the partnership “a wonderful way to turbocharge one of fastest-growing fan bases that’s out there.”That channel will complement the IOC’s Olympic Channel, which launched on a worldwide digital platform after the Rio Games.The programming will include archival footage and documentaries, along with original Team USA programming contributed by the USOC.Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel, said the IOC is planning on producing 250 hours of original programming per year. That programming will be available to the NBC network, and the USOC will also produce U.S.-focused content.About 10 years ago, the USOC proposed launching its own version of an Olympic channel but got a tepid response from both NBC and the IOC, which didn’t want outside competition to their own programing. NBC owns U.S. rights to televise the games through 2032. read more

Switch CEO unveils key details about LED bulb liquid cooling system

first_imgThis week at the LED Show in Las Vegas the CEO of Switch Lighting, Tracy Bilbrough, explained the company’s secret sauce. Interestingly enough, “sauce” isn’t too far from the truth — Switch’s LED bulbs are filled with a liquid that is used to cool the components inside. Now we know a little bit more about the highly-awaited bulbs, though the product line has yet to be made available for purchase by consumers.Until this point the company has been quiet about the liquid they used though they were always sure to note that the material was non-hazardous. It turns out that Switch’s patented “LQD Cooling System” uses a liquid silicone that is non-conductive, non-toxic, and won’t even stain your rug if you break a bulb. The liquid is also a “completely safe, food-grade product” so breaking one won’t require you to call in a haz-mat team (but does it make a great salad dressing?).The second part of the Switch LQD system is the driver. This is the part of the lamp that converts the electricity and powers the LED array. Drivers need to stay reasonably cool for bulbs to operate properly, even though Switch’s does not come into direct contact with the liquid coolant (the driver is hidden away in the base). The release did not specifically mention anything that would set Switch’s driver apart from the competition’s offerings and the transcript of Bilbrough’s talk is not yet available.The combination of the two makes for what Switch calls the “best in-class thermal management” and a cooling solution that is 40% more efficient than air-cooling. Presumably that means 40% better performance than passive air cooling, as opposed to an active solution like that by Nuventix, but either way the company is quietly confident in its abilities to cool the LEDs and driver. Better cooling means longer-lasting LEDs, but it also opens the door for pushing fewer LEDs harder, which is an ideal way to drive down bulb posts if Switch wanted to pursue that route. With an expected price of $40 for the 40W-equivalent Switch40 this might be worth exploring (though, to be fair, that was the expected price I was told late last year).Switch’s LED bulbs have been delayed multiple times, but they are said to be available commercially right now and in use in certain hotels. When covered Switch in November 2011 the company said to expect availability for consumers in January 2012, but the bulbs have yet to be released.More at Switchlast_img read more

Lidl recalls batches of chocolate eggs Ikea recalls marshmallows

first_img Friday 23 Feb 2018, 9:47 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: FSAILIDL IRELAND IS recalling a batch of chocolate eggs due to health and safety concerns.The discount supermarket is recalling batches of its Favorina Dip Eggs, as the labels and ingredient lists are not in English.The product contains milk as an ingredient and may also contain cereals containing gluten, egg, peanut, soya and nuts.The batch being recalled has a best before date of 30.07.2018; the batch code is L1506A7LP; and the pack size is 144g (4 x 36g).Ikea Ireland are also recalling its GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING marshmallows because mice were found at its production unit.Customers who bought the 100g bags with best-before dates between 23 October 2018 and 26 January 2019 are urged to return it for a full refund.The best before date is stamped at the back of the packaging, and no receipt is required to return the product, the company said. Share34 Tweet Email3 21,770 Views Short URLcenter_img Feb 23rd 2018, 9:47 PM 21 Comments Lidl recalls batches of chocolate eggs, Ikea recalls marshmallows Ikea are recalling packets of marshmallows because mice were found at the product’s production site. By Gráinne Ní Aodha We see this recall as a necessary step to live up to our high-quality food safety standards and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.For more information, people are advised to contact Ikea’s exchange and returns department on (01) 541 3302.Read: Aldi has recalled two batches of its white bloomer bread because there may be ‘wire pieces’ in themRead: Quorn tikka masala recalled due to presence of rubber pieceslast_img read more

University Regents advance Chilkat Valley timber sale in 91 vote

first_imgThe 13,426 acres is scattered throughout the Haines Borough. (Map Courtesy of the University of Alaska)The University of Alaska is moving forward with a controversial Haines-area timber sale. Amid concerns, the University’s Board of Regents delayed advancing the sale at its last regular meeting.Listen nowBut with more information in front of them this week, regents were nearly unanimous in their decision to approve a development and disposal plan.At a special meeting this week, regents voted 9-1 to approve a development and disposal plan for the sale of timber on 13,400 acres of its land in the Chilkat Valley.The vote authorizes the university to move forward with contract negotiations for the 10-year negotiated sale, announced in March, estimated to generate 150 million board feet.Regents heard from UA President Jim Johnsen.“In the case of our land development, we can not only look at our regulations, we can look at our history,” Johnsen said. “We can look at actual cases of how we have done land management sustainably and timber harvests sustainably and responsibly.”Johnsen presented information on the history of the University’s land grants and how those lands have been developed. He also discussed where that money goes, and recent examples of successful harvests.The University has about 150,000 total acres in land grants, which fall into different categories.“It’s frankly, again, not much land,” Johnsen said. “And certainly not much of large commercial value. What little of that we have we seek to monetize.”Johnsen said UA wants to diversify its revenues, by increasing those coming in from timber. The Haines project is estimated to bring in $10 million.Johnsen said revenue from land development funds things like the Alaska Scholars Program, University of Alaska Press, and Cooperative Extension.After hearing from Johnsen, Regent Andy Teuber was the only one to vote against the approval.“I’m generally very supportive of all the recommendations that come from management and from President Johnson as well,” Teuber said. “I’m just not particularly fond of the approach that we’re taking on this for the return that’s deemed to be forthcoming over the course of time. I think it’s somewhat dismissive to the substantial number of comments and concerns that were delivered respectfully to the board of regents.”Others, like Regent Dale Anderson, spoke in favor of moving forward, particularly because of the economic opportunities for the university and local residents.“Our fiduciary responsibility as board members is to the University of Alaska and the wellbeing of that school,” Anderson said. “Of that university. So I encourage all of us to take a very very close look at our intent in our votes, to know that, that’s where our loyalty lies.”The University estimates the sale would create 55 to 60 new local jobs in its 10-year span.Regent Karen Perdue, who lived in Southeast for many years, voted in favor of the approval, but said success will come in finding a balance.“My interest is sort of balanced between understanding that these communities need jobs, we as regents have a fiduciary responsibility,” Perdue said. “But we also are butting up against a pretty significant treasure, which is that [preserve]. And also that Haines has extensively worked to promote a tourism economy.”A portion of the land included in the timber sale falls within the bounds of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. However, this harvest would be permitted because University lands are excluded from restrictions imposed on the preserve.Johnsen said the University is working to address concerns about eagle habitat, to minimize or eliminate impact. According to his presentation, the timber harvest area could end up being much smaller, depending on environmental requirements.Regent Lisa Parker said she feels confident in the University’s work on the project.“We are a university and I think in this case and in anything that we do it’s important for us to lead by example and to set a high standard,” Parker said. “And based on what I’ve seen both previously and in conversations today, I believe that the president and the land department are doing that.”In the Chilkat Valley, the proposed sale has drawn excitement from residents who see a big economic opportunity for locals. Many others fear it could alter the land in a way that has real consequences for the environment, including fisheries and other wildlife.The Haines Assembly continues to have disagreements on the sale. At a meeting Tuesday, some assembly members and the borough manager expressed concerns that the interactions with and positions of the local government were misrepresented to the regents.Tom Morphet suggested asking the University to press pause until an advisory vote can be held to gauge local support. Still, others expressed concerns about the assembly being too adversarial.Based on feedback from the public and regents, the university has developed a set of guiding principles for moving forward. It also plans to work with a local advisory group.Once negotiations are completed, the contract will go back to the Board of Regents for approval. That is expected to happen later this summer.The University is working with the Division of Forestry and Mental Health Land Trust on the project. A multi-agency review will be conducted through the permitting process, and there will be future opportunities for public comment.last_img read more

Toshiba Corp to cut 7000 jobs to restructure company

first_imgToshiba Corp is mulling cutting 7,000 jobs as part of its plan to restructure the scandal-hit company.Major jobs cuts are expected in the lifestyle segment like television, personal computer (PC) and white goods businesses, which are not profit-making, reported the Nikkei Daily newspaper.The company is also expected to impose early retirement and transfers on employees, sources told Japan Times.Earlier this year, the company had been hit by a scandal after revelations about its inflated profits for the last seven years had been reported.The Ome factory in west Tokyo, which makes televisions and PCs, is up for major downsizing in operations. The company is considering stopping the manufacturing of televisions completely, Nikkei reported.The lifestyle segment employed 24,000 foreign and domestic employees on 31 March, 2015. The company has lost Â¥109.7 billion in operations, Nikkei reported.Toshiba will also scale back its image sensor and white light-emitting diode business, which would lead to job loss and transfers of up to 2,300 employees.The parent company will be selling its major stakes in Toshiba TEC Corp, the office equipment subsidiary, to streamline its focus towards core operations like nuclear power and semiconductors, sources told Japan Times. Toshiba TEC suffered a net loss of Â¥7.4 billion during the first half of 2015.Ernst and Young’s Japanese subsidiary, which audited Toshiba, will also be facing punishment from Japanese regulator Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board, a regulatory panel within Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), reported Reuters.Toshiba had shown inflated earnings up to $1.3 billion since 2008.Hisao Tanaka, the chief executive of Toshiba, and other senior officials had resigned in July.Toshiba President Masashi Muromachi said the restructuring would go on “without limits” as the firm has to downscale its profits by Â¥224.8 billion to level out the inflated earnings posted from 2008 to 2014 on pretax basis, reported Japan Times.last_img read more

Time Inc considers taking on private equity partner for Yahoo bid Reuters

first_imgTime Inc. is considering partnering with a private equity firm on a bid for Yahoo Inc’s core Internet assets, according to people familiar with the matter, as the U.S. publishing company seeks to boost its digital presence.The deliberations on finding a partner to help fund the potential deal underscore Time Inc’s limited resources. Yahoo’s web business is estimated to be worth several billion of dollars more than Time Inc’s market capitalisation of just $1.6 billion.Time Inc held conversations with buyout firms before signing a non-disclosure agreement with Yahoo recently that forbids bidders in the sale process from communicating with each other, the people said this week.However, Time Inc is hoping that Yahoo will allow bidders to form consortia after they submit first-round bids that are due on April 11, the people added. Time Inc has not yet selected any private equity firm as a potential partner, the people said.Several private equity firms are weighing bids for Yahoo’s internet assets including Blackstone Group LP, KKR & Co LP, TPG Capital LP, Apax Partners LLP, Warburg Pincus LLC, Bain Capital LLC and Hellman & Friedman LLC, the people said.A potential deal structure that Time Inc and its investment bankers have been considering is a Reverse Morris Trust, the people said. This could potentially allow Yahoo to divest assets in a tax-efficient manner, the people added.Spokespeople for Yahoo, Time Inc and the private equity firms declined to comment.Since Time Inc spun out from parent company Time Warner Inc in 2014, its chief executive, Joe Ripp, has been vocal about putting more cash into the business and expanding the company beyond its print roots.The New York-based company, whose titles include People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake Time magazine, has been on a digital shopping spree in recent months.In February, it acquired Viant Technology, a New York-based marketing firm that owns Myspace, an early social media company. Last fall, it bought HelloGiggles, a lifestyle website owned by actress Zooey Deschanel, and xoJane, an online magazine geared to women.Yahoo faces increasing pressure from shareholders and investors to sell its core business instead of going through a spinoff that would separate the company from its stakes in Yahoo Japan (4689.T) and Alibaba Group (BABA.N).Analysts see Verizon (VZ.N), the large telecommunications company that bought AOL last year for $4.4 billion, as being a more likely candidate to prevail in the auction for Yahoo’s web business.Time Inc’s revenue annual revenue fell 5 percent to $3.1 billion last year, with print and advertising revenue falling 10 percent to $1.32 billion. However, its digital advertising revenues have been on the upswing and rose 11 percent to $221 million last year.last_img read more

I would have died Ananya Panday recalls horrifying incident on sets of

first_imgAnanya PandayInstagramAnanya Panday, who recently made her debut with Student of the Year 2 (SOTY 2), revealed a horrifying incident in which she could have lost her life.Ananya said that while shooting for a scene for SOTY 2, she suffered a car accident that was so major that she thought she would die. Fortunately she escaped the mishap, but the scene did not make it to the film.”I would have died. The airbags of the car opened up, Tiger Shroff came to save me, but when he realised that the car is going to blow up he ran in the other direction and left me. Everyone had left me in the car and gone. I had heard all these horror stories that once the airbags open up your nose breaks — so my first reaction was — Is my nose broken? Later I realised much more could have happened. Then I saw the movie and the scene is not there and I was like I have risked my life for this,” the star kid told Zoom TV.Earlier, Ananya in an exclusive interview with International Business Times India, had said that she considers Alia Bhatt as her role model as she feels the latter is a power-house of talent.She had also said that she has a bucket list of actors and directors that she would want to work with in future. Among actors, she wishes to work with Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh. And among directors, she looks forward to work with Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.last_img read more

Sanctuary Cities Bill Gets Initial Approval In Texas House

first_img Share The Texas House of Representatives has given tentative approval of a bill to ban so-called sanctuary cities. The chamber passed Senate Bill 4 early Thursday morning after about 16 hours of debate on a 93-54 vote. The bill  would penalize jurisdictions that limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. During the 16-hour debate, lawmakers passed an amendment to the bill that would allow local law enforcement officials to enquire about an individual’s immigration status upon detainment, rather than strictly after an individual has been arrested. The bill would also allow for the removal of police chiefs or sheriffs for not honoring detainer requests. “The bill carries stiff civil penalties for local entities who enact sanctuary city policies and allows the removal from office sheriffs, police chiefs who refuse to comply with immigration detainer requests,” the bill’s sponsor, Fort Worth Republican Charlie Geren, explained early on in the House debate.Republican Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas recounted in explicit details the racism he encountered as a Latino, but said he still supports the measure. “This is a common-sense bill,” he said. “It just says this, ‘If you are here and you are undocumented and you have violated some law and been detained or been arrested, we’re going to send you back to your community.’”However, both Geren and Villalba voted against the controversial amendment from Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), which skews closer to the bill’s original Senate language. That amendment, which drew impassioned testimony from Democratic lawmakers over the course of five hours, allows law enforcement to request the immigration status of any individual during detainment, rather than after a suspect is arrested.  “It just ensures that once a person is now being detained, or they have been arrested lawfully…and they learn that this person, for instance, has a federal detainer, that they can honor that,” Schaefer said of his amendment.  San Antonio Rep. Diego Bernal questioned Schaefer about how his amendment could make simple interactions with law enforcement lead to an immigration check, asking if someone could be detained for speeding. Schaefer said that was a possibility under his amendment.Clint Rep. Mary Gonzalez of Clint spoke about being a victim of sexual assault and how she felt this amendment would silence future victims.“We aren’t trying to exaggerate when we say the people in the shadows will be in the shadows more,” Gonzalez said. Geren, Villalba and seven other Republican representatives voted against Schaefer’s amendment in the 81-64 vote.Earlier in the day, Democrats spent the day arguing the bill is not needed because there is no municipality in Texas that is considered a sanctuary city.Brownsville Rep. Rene Oliveira specifically asked that of Geren.“Can you name one sanctuary city in Texas?” he asked on the House floor.“At this time I cannot,” Geren said.   JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTDemonstrators gather at the Capitol to protest Senate Bill 4.Demonstrators also gathered outside the Capitol before debate began for a “Day of Action” to urge representatives to reject the bill. Signs called the legislation “racist.”Opponents say local law enforcement should not be acting as federal immigration agents and warn that if they do, it will result in undocumented immigrants being less likely to cooperate with police, serve as witnesses or report crimes. The debate comes on the heels of a federal judge’s ruling that blocked President Trump’s executive order that aimed to withhold federal money from cities and counties deemed sanctuary jurisdictions by the federal government. At the state level, much of lawmakers’ discussions have centered around Travis County Sheriff Sally Gonzalez’s policy, which does not honor ICE requests unless someone has been charged with murder, human trafficking or aggravated sexual assault. Gov. Greg Abbott listed legislation banning sanctuary cities as one of his emergency items this legislative session. The bill sailed through the Senate in February, and if earlier procedural votes are any indication, the votes are there for it to pass the House as well.Austin Mayor Steve Adler met yesterday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and officials from the Department of Justice. After the meeting Adler told KUT’s Nathan Bernier that Austin and Travis County did not seem to meet the definition of a “sanctuary” jurisdiction in the eyes of the federal government.Adler said it appeared the state legislation went even further than President Trump’s executive order.last_img read more

Beyonces Homecoming Premiere on Netflix Drew 11 Million US Viewers Nielsen Says

first_imgIt’s worth pointing out that Nielsen’s estimates do not provide a complete picture of Netflix viewing. Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings cover only the U.S. and track viewing only on internet-connected TVs (excluding mobile devices and computers). Given the youth-skewing makeup of the “Homecoming” viewership, the exclusion of mobile may have resulted in a sizable undercount of the total actual audience.What’s notable is the predominantly young, female and African-American composition of the viewers who watched the Beyoncé special.On premiere day, the film’s audience was 63% African-American, Nielsen found. Within the first seven days of release, the “Homecoming” viewership was 55% African-American within its first seven days — higher than any other original streaming series or film tracked by Nielsen to date. “Bird Box”’s audience was the closest, with an audience that was 24% African-American. Hispanics were 15% of “Homecoming”’s audience and Asians accounted for 5% in the first seven days.Beyoncé’s Netflix special also skewed heavily female. Within the first seven days of its premiere, the film’s audience was 70% female, more than Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black” season 6 (66%), “House of Cards” season 6 (54%) and “Bird Box” (57%). In addition, 43% of “Homecoming”’s audience 18-34, 12% were 2-17 and 27% adults ages 35-49, according to Nielsen.On the social front, “Homecoming” had 757,000 interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over its first week, most of which were driven by organic content. By comparison, that’s more than three times Netflix’s “Springsteen on Broadway” special (225,000 interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over its first 7 days following its Dec. 15, 2018).Among the most-engaging pieces of social content for “Homecoming” came from Michelle Obama on Instagram, in a video congratulating Beyoncé for raising the bar as well as her celebration and promotion of diversity in the movie. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 Queen Bey pulled in a big crowd on Netflix with the premiere of “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” last month — with an audience that was overwhelmingly young, black and female, according to Nielsen.On its premiere date (April 17), the concert film on Netflix reached 1.1 million U.S. viewers and garnered an average minute audience of 828,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The film — following Beyoncé and her performance at 2018 Coachella, which paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities — received a similar average minute viewing audience over the course of the next few days heading into the April 20-21 weekend.“Homecoming” didn’t register as big an audience as other recent, high-profile Netflix originals, including “Bird Box” (3.5 million viewers on its premiere day) and Will Smith’s “Bright” (5.4 million), as measured by Nielsen. The research firm was unable to provide estimates for other Netflix concert specials, like Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” or Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” stadium tour. Relatedcenter_img ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Popular on Variety Of the 757,000 total interactions measured around “Homecoming” in the first week, 65% occurred on Twitter, 33% occurred on Instagram, and just 2% occurred on Facebook, according to Nielsen.“Homecoming” came to Netflix under a three-project deal with Beyoncé worth $60 million, Variety reported last month. The price tag for the “Homecoming” special was around $20 million. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is credited as executive producer, writer and director of the film.last_img read more

Twitter consistently prefers the PS4 to the Xbox One

first_imgWhich next-gen console is the best? The jury is still out on that one, but one thing we can see for sure is that Sony is consistently more popular on one of the world’s biggest social networks.Microsoft and Sony are going to spend the next year battling for the hearts, minds, and living rooms of gamers all over the world. From early adopters to those of us who are waiting for something other than an unimpressive list of launch games, the decision to lay down cash and buy a console is going to depend largely on forces outside of Microsoft’s and Sony’s control. Major purchases are almost always influenced by friends and family talking about the product, and if you take a look at the data it’s clear that Sony has the upper hand in one key place right now.The creative team at eBay Deals built a fun visual that helps show off which of the two consoles is the most popular based on chatter heard on Twitter. The visual is a pair of boxing robots in a ring, one themed like the Xbox One and the other like the PS4. Each time someone mentions the Xbox One on Twitter, that robot scores a punch in the face of the PS4 boxing bot, and the reverse happens when someone mentions the PS4.The animation happens in real time, so you could watch this fight play out all day long, with a counter keeping score of which bot is doing better. Each day the winner is prominently displayed on the top of the animation, which is used to determine which console should be the prize in a giveaway.It’s a cute attempt to visualize the daily conversations for each of these consoles, but ultimately all it really shows is which gets mentioned more in a single day. To be particularly useful, you’d have to take a look at the data collected over an extended period of time.The creative team at eBay Deals was kind enough to show us that information, and the results were fairly definitive. Every day but one the PS4 was the most talked about of the two consoles, measuring from 1/20 to 2/4. The one day where the Xbox One saw more chatter than the PS4 was the day Microsoft announced they would take $100 off the cost of the console if you traded in a PS3 at a Microsoft Store. With exception to that one day, the PS4 is the more talked about console on Twitter.Even on days where the PS4 “wins” in this visual, it’s usually not by much. There’s also no way to measure if the tweet was positive or negative, just that it mentioned one of the two consoles. The percentage seems to hover close enough to a 50/50 split that one will clearly win over the other if there’s news about the console, like the recent chatter around the PS4 1.6 update that should be here any time now.It’s a relatively thin margin otherwise, but one that is consistently in Sony’s favor. This isn’t entirely surprising since there are currently more PS4 consoles being sold than Xbox One consoles, but it’s just enough hard data added to the pile to show that Microsoft is a little bit behind right now.last_img read more

Android 22 launch imminent

first_img Citation: Android 2.2 launch imminent (2010, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Sprint to release HTC Hero Android phone in October (Update) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 ( — The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 2.2, codenamed ‘Froyo’ after frozen yoghurt, is expected to be officially launched next week. A giant statue of a cup of frozen yoghurt has been photographed alongside other oversized statues of desserts, such as the Éclair, the donut and the cupcake, in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. This is a clear indication the launch of the latest version of its mobile phone operating system is imminent.The operating system will have fully integrated Adobe Flash support, and there will be a massive improvement in speed, with unverified benchmark tests reported by the AndroidPolice website showing a 450% increase in speed over Android 2.1 (Éclair). According to TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, the new version will enable Android phone owners to use their phone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, and it will also have USB tethering built-in, which will allow the phone to be used as a modem to share its Internet connection with laptops and other portable devices such as gaming consoles. It is unclear at present if the Wi-Fi hotspot and USB tethering features could be disabled by carriers or allowed only for an extra charge. (AT&T still has not enabled iPhone tethering.) It is also unclear which phones will run the new version.Google has not yet confirmed any details about Froyo except Flash integration, but industry analysts are confident features such as FM radio, enhancements of OpenGL ES 2.0, color trackball notifications and additional free RAM will be included. Froyo is also expected to allow Android phone users to automatically upgrade applications and to install applications on an SD card, which would allow them to install more applications than they could using only the phone’s small built-in memory.Froyo is expected to be launched officially at next week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Explore furtherlast_img read more

KMC completes installation of foot overbridge opposite Alipore Zoo

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Tuesday completed the installation of the foot overbridge opposite Alipore Zoo.The estimated cost of the foot overbridge is Rs 4 crore and has been constructed on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The KMC’s partner is Karukrit. There will be an escalator and the civic authorities will take a few more months to make it operational. The work has been completed on record time. The Kolkata Police had halted traffic movement along Belvediere Road from Saturday night until Tuesday evening to facilitate the civic authorities to carry on with the work of installation. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe fabricated superstructure was brought and the civic engineers installed it on Tuesday morning ahead of the stipulated time.The foot overbridge is likely to ease the traffic movement near Alipore Zoo. During winters, when there is a heavy turnout of visitors at the zoo, sometimes it takes more than half an hour to reach Race Course from Zoo. Throughout the year, there is traffic congestion as besides cars, many Vidyasagar Setu bound trucks from South 24-Parganas enter the city through this route. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Besides, the zoo, there is a star hotel, the Alipore campus of Calcutta University and National Library. Also, this is the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s route to Nabanna from her Kalighat residence. It may be mentioned that the Traffic department of Kolkata Police had suggested the KMC to construct foot overbridges at seven important intersections to ease traffic movement. But due to fund constraints, the KMC found it difficult to construct the bridges on its own and decided to construct it a on PPP model.The city police had suggested construction of a foot overbridge at Esplanade to facilitate pedestrians. It also suggested a foot overbridge at the Shyambazar five point crossing.last_img read more

Thomas Edison Nikola Tesla and the Sad Case of Topsy the Circus

first_imgA baby elephant, brought to New York’s Coney Island amusement park in 1902, under the guise of wholesome family-friendly entertainment, would become a tragic and shameful symbol of man’s unfathomable cruelty towards animals. It would also, oddly enough, spawn a legend involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Topsy was a female elephant born in Southeast Asia and brought to the U.S. soon thereafter (illegally, it turns out) to join a group of performing pachyderms at the Forepaugh Circus. During the 25 years she was there, Topsy gained a reputation as being dangerous.An illustration of Topsy, a female Asian elephant killed at a Coney Island, New York park by electrocution on January 4, 1903.After killing a spectator in 1902, she was sold to Coney Island. While there, Topsy was involved in several incidents and again deemed unmanageable. More than likely, though, her behavior was the result of cruel treatment at the hands of her handler, who used a pitchfork to keep the animal in line.A plan to hang the out-of-control Topsy was hatched by the park’s publicity-mad owners, Thompson & Dundy, who decided to charge admission to the event. In stepped the SPCA, who claimed this method of execution was unnecessarily cruel.Luna Park, Coney Island, New York.The owners agreed to switch to a more “sure” method of execution: a mix of poison, strangulation, and electrocution. On a frigid January day, Topsy was fed carrots laced with potassium cyanide, a rope was placed around her neck, and her feet were fitted with electrodes. The switch was hit and 6,000 volts were sent coursing through her massive body. It took just ten seconds before she fell over and died.Some believe that Topsy’s electrocution may have been set in motion because of an intense rivalry between inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In the late 1880s, electricity was still in its infancy, with gas lamps being the predominant source of light.1899 poster for the combined Forepaugh & Sells Brothers Circus.The War of Currents, as it would become known, would determine the way people powered their homes and businesses in the future. On one side was Thomas Edison’s direct current (DC) system; on the other, an alternating current (AC) from Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse.Each side touted their method as being more efficient (and more importantly, safer) than the other’s. Tesla’s AC would eventually win out in the years to come, but no matter. Edison, realizing that AC generators were spreading across the country faster than his DC alternative, knew he had to resort to desperate measures: In short, launching a full-out propaganda campaign to discredit his rivals.Topsy, standing in the middle of press photographers and on-lookers, refusing to cross the bridge over the lagoon to the spot where she was supposed to be killed. She eventually had to be wired up where she stood.Edison began questioning the safety of the Tesla-created system — at one point, issuing a dire warning: “Just as certain as death, Westinghouse will kill a customer within six months after he puts in a system of any size.”To prove his point, Edison began conducting a series of grisly experiments designed to demonstrate just how dangerous this new form of electricity, AC currents, could be, by using it to electrocute animals — dogs (many provided by the SPCA), calves, even a horse — at his West Orange, NJ, laboratory.Thomas Edison in his laboratory (1901).In one gut-wrenching demonstration, done in full view of reporters, Edison poured water on a sheet of tin, attached it to an AC power source, then invited a dog to lap up the liquid. The animal fell over dead as soon as its mouth came in contact with the electrified tin.The story goes that Edison set his sights on an even more impressive target: Topsy, the “murderous” circus elephant who was about to be put to death. Edison, it was believed, hoped the spectacle — secretly, an anti-AC demonstration — might stop Tesla’s AC from gaining ground. If the current could take down an elephant that quickly, how dangerous, Edison reasoned, might it be to humans?A photograph of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) at age 40.The Edison Manufacturing movie company was there to film the event. Their short, silent, black-and-white documentary, entitled “Electrocuting an Elephant,” can be seen on YouTube today, for those that have the stomach.However any direct involvement by Edison himself has since been put into question. More than likely the film company, which at the time was connected to the inventor in name only, simply saw the electrocution as an interesting human interest story.Read another story from us: The Most Beloved (and Highest Paid) Dog in Golden Age HollywoodWhat’s more, historians point out, the War of the Current ended around 1892, some ten years before Topsy’s death. Regardless, not a banner for technological breakthroughs, nor animal rights.Barbara Stepko is a New Jersey-based freelance editor and writer who has contributed to AARP magazine and the Wall Street Journal.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 | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more Related Content Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more January 2, 2013 — Philips Royal Electronics and Unfors RaySafe AB announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement that will see the development of the next generation Philips DoseAware system, with the aim of offering seamless access and communication between Philips DoseAware and Philips Allura interventional X-ray systems.“With the launch of DoseAware in 2010, and the introduction of real-time dosimetry, together with Philips we were able to establish a new gold standard for the management of dose in the interventional X-ray environment. Through this new agreement, we aim to make further significant advances by integrating real-time dosimetry within the interventional X-ray system itself, which has the potential to further improve radiation dose management for those performing and managing these complex procedures,” commented Magnus Kristoferson, chief executive officer of Unfors RaySafe AB.The Philips Allura Xper system offers customers exceptional image quality and deeper insight for diagnosing and treating cardiac disease. Through this new collaboration, Philips and RaySafe are committing to developing an Allura X-ray environment with an integrated real-time dosimetry solution, providing staff with improved, personalized and directly accessible dose information.Philips DoseAware provides instant, time-stamped feedback in the examination room so you can immediately adjust your working habits to decrease radiation exposure. You see when and where radiation dose was acquired on your personal dose meter so you can take the appropriate action during a procedure. You can easily check your exposure level with one glance at the colored display in the examination room, and even have the option to e-mail a full radiation dose report at the end of each examination.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

first_imgIn this Sunday, May 24, 2015 photo, tourists enjoy cigars, mojitos and live music at the Bodeguita del Medio Bar, frequented by the late American novelist Ernest Hemingway in Old Havana, Cuba. The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a dramatic 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to Cuba since January compared to the same period last year, along with a 14 percent rise in arrivals from around the world. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories The federal register states that travelers “must retain specific records related to the authorized travel transactions” for five years, but what those records consist of is not spelled out, and Aral said travel providers are not required to review travelers’ itineraries or receipts.___THE RULES AND THE REALITYBob Guild of Marazul Tours, another charter company, worries that some travelers may be viewing the process of planning a trip to Cuba too casually by claiming that they’re going for a sanctioned purpose when in fact they are going on vacation.But Guild acknowledges that “there’s a disconnect” between what’s on paper and what’s happening. “It’s a foggy land right now,” he said.Attorney Robert Muse, an expert on the legal aspects of Cuba travel, says “there’s been almost no active enforcement” of the tourism ban under the Obama administration. He added that the increase in U.S. visitors to Cuba is “what the Obama administration wants. … They favor engagement. That’s why they take this liberalized approach to travel.”The Cuban government did not respond to a request for comment, but Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero recently said visitors were up by 30 percent and that Cuba was willing to accept the increase. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies As for those rushing to see Cuba “before it changes,” Muse said, they think that in the future “there are going to be Burger Kings on every corner. That’s not going to happen, but people still want to see the end of revolutionary Cuba.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Cuba also has seen a 14 percent rise in overall tourism. Arrivals from 206 counties from Jan. 1 to May 9 rose from 1,349,903 last year to 1,547,104 this year. Visitors from Germany were up 22 percent; France, 25 percent; the United Kingdom, 26 percent and Spain 16 percent.___A LOOSENING OF RESTRICTIONSTravel to Cuba “for tourist activities continues to be prohibited,” said Hagar Chemali, a spokesperson for the U.S. Treasury Department, which publishes the rules on Cuba travel. But in January, after President Barack Obama announced detente with Cuba’s communist government, “we eased the travel regulations,” Chemali said.The new rules make it easier to get the necessary paperwork, and that has led some Americans to flout the restrictions. While many Americans still travel with expensive, organized “people to people” tours that are approved by the U.S. government, it’s not uncommon to encounter Americans who have traveled to Cuba independently to drink mojitos and head to the beach.Charter companies flying travelers from the U.S. to Cuba say travelers now need only “self-certify” that their trip falls under a permitted category. “The person calling us needs to tell me, ‘I’m going in support of the Cuban people, or professional research, or a family visit,’” or any one of the 12 allowed categories, said Tessie Aral of ABC Charters. After that, “all they do is sign a certification.” Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories In addition to the boom in American visitors, Cuba has seen a 14 percent jump in arrivals from around the world between January and early May compared to the same period last year.___INCREASED TOURISM BY THE NUMBERSFrom Jan. 1 to May 9, 51,458 Americans visited Cuba, compared to 37,459 over that period last year, according to new statistics provided exclusively to The Associated Press by Jose Luis Perello Cabrera, an economist in the University of Havana’s tourism studies department with access to official figures. The figures also included revealing details on the thousands of Americans who are entering Cuba through third countries, many to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.There were 38,476 visitors who flew directly from the U.S. to Cuba, compared to 29,213 in the same period last year.Another 12,982 Americans came in via third countries, a whopping 57 percent increase over the 8,246 Americans who flew to Cuba from elsewhere in the same period last year.Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are the top choices for Americans entering Cuba from non-U.S. points, Perello said.David Perez, a New Yorker who works in public relations, traveled to Cuba in May through Cancun. “I had just always wanted to go to Cuba and I decided now was the time,” he said. Comments   Share   HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.The dramatic rise was seen in the number of Americans with no family ties to Cuba who visited between Jan. 1 and May 9 of this year compared to the same period in 2014, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press by a University of Havana professor. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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