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Senators push Liberals to overhaul funding to address Inuit housing crisis

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA — A Senate committee is warning that an acute Inuit housing crisis will only get worse unless the federal government makes swift changes to how it funds housing in the North.In a report released today, the Senate committee on Indigenous peoples calls on the Liberals to provide funding directly to Inuit groups where appropriate to help build homes for those in need, rather than see the money tied up in red tape by directing it through provinces and territories.The committee also says the government must free up more money for housing in the North, where construction and living costs are already high, and make the funding stable so local officials can make long-term plans.The committee didn’t say just how much money is needed to address a growing housing shortage that has led to overcrowding, substandard homes and a lack of affordable and suitable housing options that has put many Inuit families on the verge of homelessness.The report says that up to 15 people can be crammed into small and crumbling three-bedroom units in many Inuit committees.Overcrowding has helped lead to higher levels of domestic violence and abuse and health problems that include tuberculosis infection rates 250 times higher than in the non-Indigenous population.The Liberals are expected to release a promised national housing strategy in the coming months aimed at bringing down the cost of home ownership and rental units across the country.news@aptn.calast_img read more


Human rights situation in Somalia deteriorating UN rights expert says

12 June 2007The human right situation in Somalia is deteriorating as hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes while others are being subject to threats, rape and violence in the war-torn East African nation, a United Nations expert said today. Ghanim Alnajjar, the Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in Somalia, told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that the current circumstances in the country are much worse than they were when he last briefed the 47-member body in September 2006.There have been widespread reports of indiscriminate artillery fire in the capital Mogadishu between December 2006 and April 2007, he said, and the wounded were blocked from fleeing or receiving aid and protection while the delivery of urgent relief supplies was impeded.Thousands of people are estimated to have been killed or injured during that period, and the UN has assessed that approximately 400,000 people had been forced from their homes in Mogadishu by the violence between February and May of this year, he noted.Additionally, Mr. Alnajjar said that there are 400,000 more who are internally displaced and spread out throughout Somalia. These internally displaced persons (IDPs) exposed to being threatened, intimidated, robbed, assaulted and raped, and many of them are forced to take refuge in crowded camps where there is a paucity of water, food, sanitation, basic health services and shelter.Widespread harassment continued to plague human rights defenders, he said, often leading to targeted killings of such defenders, journalists, aid workers and public figures.Due to the violence, women and girls are now more vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence, the Independent Expert said, and some children have been recruited as soldiers while school enrolment has dipped considerably.Mr. Alnajjar appealed to the international community to support Somali leaders and the country’s civil society to bolster human rights protections, and called on the UN to press the Transitional Federal Institutions to protect the population. Both the UN and the Government must step up their efforts to address the immediate human needs and protect the rights of the hundreds of thousands of displaced, he said.In another report presented to the Council, Yash Ghai, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for human rights in Cambodia, said that despite progress made in rebuilding the country after decades of civil war, problems – such as the courts being used by the Government to punish its opponents, impunity for the wealthy and politically well-connected and rampant corruption – still persist.Speaking as a concerned country, the representative from Cambodia, Chheang Vun, rejected the accusations the country saw Mr. Ghai having levelled against it, saying that his report only dealt with negative issues and obscured efforts to consolidate democracy and freedom of expression. The representative asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider his position vis-à-vis Mr. Ghai.In its afternoon session, the Council also heard the report by Louis Joinet, the Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Haiti.Earlier in the day, the body wrapped up its interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to food; the Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights; the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living; and the Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty.The fifth session of the Human Rights Council, created to replace the much-criticized Commission on Human Rights, will conclude on 18 June. read more


Owner of PokerStars reports dramatic jump in Q2 profit raises adjusted earnings

TORONTO — The owner of PokerStars and other online gaming businesses is reporting a dramatic increase in profit for the second quarter and improved expectations for 2017 adjusted earnings as its evolution gains momentum.The former Amaya Inc., now called the Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI), says it had US$70.5 million of net income during the quarter and US$114 million of adjusted earnings.The net income was equal to 35 U.S. cents per share — about three times higher than last year’s second quarter — and adjusted earnings were up 22 per cent at 56 U.S. cents per share.Revenue was up 6.8 per cent at US$305.3 million.The company also announced that it estimates 2017 revenue, reported in U.S. currency, will be at the upper end of its previous range of between $1.2 billion and $1.26 billion.It also has revised 2017 estimated adjusted earnings range upward to between $413 million and $437 million, from $400 million to $430 million.“Our evolution and transformation into The Stars Group continued as we completed our name change and head office move, while our second quarter saw the strengthening of our core senior management team and continued solid revenue growth led by our real money online casino offering,” CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said in a statement.“We plan to use this momentum to continue improving and strengthening our business and pursuing our strategic objectives.”Last year saw the departure of Amaya’s founder and largest shareholder, David Baazov, who mounted an unsuccessful attempt to take the company private. Baazov was replaced permanently last August by Ashkenazi, who had been interim CEO since March 2016. read more


NigeriaCameroon accord expected after Annan brokers talks on border dispute

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is conducting intensive diplomacy with the leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon in a bid to achieve a breakthrough over their border dispute, a United Nations spokesman said today, predicting that an accord could be finalized on Monday.“Since Friday, the Secretary-General and his staff have held a series of meetings with the delegations of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, which is chaired by his Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah,” the spokesman said.The UN-sponsored Mixed Commission was established to help implement a 2002 judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which ruled that sovereignty rights over certain of the areas extending 1,600 kilometres from Lake Chad to the Bakassi Peninsula should go to Cameroon, while other areas should go to Nigeria.At stake are rights over the oil-rich land and sea reserves and the fate of local populations.Mr. Annan, who has been closely involved with the issue, is expected to meet the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, this evening, and the President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo tomorrow morning, according to the spokesman. “We expect that, following a joint meeting with the two presidents and the Secretary-General, scheduled to take place on Monday at the Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York, an agreement will be finalized,” the spokesman said. read more


Canadas largestworking cattle ranch grows after land deal in BC

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s largest-working cattle ranch grows after land deal in B.C. KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The largest-working cattle ranch in Canada has just become a little bit larger.British Columbia’s Douglas Lake Ranch, which is located south of the Interior city of Kamloops, has announced the Dec. 31 purchase of the Quilchena Ranch.The deal adds about 12,000 hectares of land to the 160,000 hectares already operated by the Douglas Lake Ranch.No purchase price has been released, but Joe Gardiner of the Douglas Lake Ranch says it’s an historic event between two large neighbours who have been operating since the 1880s.The Quilchena Ranch, which is located on the south shore of Nicola Lake and east of Douglas Lake, was acquired by French-born Joseph Guichon in the latter part of the 19th century.Gardiner says the Quilchena Hotel, golf course, store and RV park will all retain their names. (CHNL) by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 3, 2014 5:01 pm MDT read more


Windows 8 Pro to retail for 199 after introductory period

first_imgWindows 8 Pro will be available this October, and it looks as though the retail boxed version will sell for $199 once the opening day promotion expires on January 31, 2013. Until that date, it’s going to sell for just $69.99 in stores — or just $40 if you can do without the actual box and don’t mind downloading the ISO image from Microsoft. There’s one more price point that has already been revealed, too. If you purchase a new computer that comes with Windows 7 pre-installed, you’ll be  able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $15.It’s important to note that the $199 figure hasn’t been officially confirmed by Microsoft, so it’s possible that it might be on the high side. Microsoft has proven that it’s going to be more aggressive this time around with its upgrade pricing, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see retail boxed copies of Windows 8 selling for less than their Windows 7 counterparts did at launch. Then again, $199 already represents a substantial price drop — from the whopping $319 Windows 7 Ultimate sold for — since Microsoft is only selling two retail versions this time around.Another unknown is how much that just-announced Personal Use License is going to sell for. It’s reasonable to expect that it’ll be priced on par with the OEM edition, but it may not carry the hardware purchase requirement.It all depends on exactly how aggressive Microsoft plans to be. If rumored $199 price for the Surface RT tablet is any indication, there’s a distinct possibility that the new OS will be priced to drive early adoption. There’s more at stake than unit sales this time around, of course. Windows 8 will bring the Windows Store front and center, and Microsoft will want to do everything it can to get users in the habit of purchasing digital downloads right now.via The Vergelast_img read more


212 WWE RAW Preview Second Chance Fatal Four Way match tonight in

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Pinterest Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Daniel Bryan Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE RAW tonight takes place tonight from San Jose, California.Only one match has been announced featuring Finn Balor vs. “Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Apollo Crews vs. Bray Wyatt in a second chance fatal four way match.The winner will clinch the final spot in the upcoming men’s Elimination Chamber match at the Elimination Chamber PPV in two weeks. John Cena, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Elias and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz are already set for the chamber.Also being advertised for tonight is storyline advancement between Asuka and Nia Jax as well as the possible alliance of Mickie James and Alexa Bliss. Both Brawn Strowman and Seth Rollins are being advertised for the show as well.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kevin Lowery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Videos Articlescenter_img Facebook Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Google+ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more


Black SDSU students call for enhanced security

first_img April 18, 2019 Black SDSU students call for enhanced security Sasha Foo, Posted: April 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of black students and their supporters came together at San Diego State University on Thursday in a demonstration about the safety and inclusion of black students on campus.The group of students marched from the Black Resource Center to the middle of the campus, calling on the administration to enhance the safety and security of black students.Last weekend, sometime between Friday night, April 12 and Sunday, April 14, someone went into the Black Resource Center and damaged electronic equipment causing more than $400 worth of damage.Last month, the “n-word” was shouted from a car, as the ocucpants drove past the Black Resource Center.In February, students said they discovered a rock that had been thrown into the Center’s garage. The demonstrators said because of the three incidents, the university needs to take more steps to protect its black students.Christian Onwuka, one of the students who helped to set up the Black Resource Center last year said they had asked the SDSU administration at the time about putting in security cameras.“We understood that although the Center was amazing and great things were going to happen, that someone might not be happy and they might not want this space to be safe,” Onwuka said.As the student protesters marched Thursday, contractors arrived to install a video camera at the Center.A university spokesperson said new security measures at the Center have been added and the university is finalizing plans for more.Patrols by campus police in the area have also increased. Beyond that, the university said it’s committed to “allowing space for difficult conversations” and wants to encourage all members of the campus community to feel free to express their viewpoints and concerns.Onwuka, the president-elect of the student government group, Associated Students said the support at the rally for the students’ demands was a positive sign, “not only among black bodies, but allies and those who are interested in making sure that black voices are heard.” Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Flo Rida performs for 100 kids at Santas Enchanted Forest

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rapper Flo Rida took time away from the big stage to share a special Christmas celebration with 100 children at Santa’s Enchanted Forest.The rapper performed for the kids at the Southwest Miami-Dade holiday theme park in Tropical Park, Saturday night.The children came from several South Florida organizations like Big Dreams for Kids, FYFL, Future Leaders, Strong Arm Elite Track Club and 100 Black Men of South Florida Leadership Academy.The organizations aim to help children in all aspects of their lives.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


Bomb squad responds to MiamiDade Detention Center after 7 employees fall ill

first_img#UPDATE: All staff have been released from the hospital. Today’s incident remains under investigation.— MiamiDadeCorrections (@MDCCorrections) June 27, 2019According to a spokesperson for Miami-Dade Corrections, all staff members have been released from the hospital as of Wednesday night.The incident remains under investigation. “An unknown substance was found and, in an abundance of caution, is being considered suspicious. Several employees were transported this afternoon from the Pre-Trial Detention Center for medical evaluation as a precautionary measure. Along with our public safety partners, we are investigating this substance and will take extraordinary measures to address this incident. As always, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department remains committed to the safety and welfare of our employees, the inmates in our custody, and the public we serve.”On Tuesday night, seven people were taken to area hospitals from the same location after falling ill.Four of the victims were inmates and three were correctional officers. All are said to be in good condition. MIAMI (WSVN) – Bomb squad units have responded to the Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Center after seven staff members fell ill and were transported to the hospital.City of Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the center, located at 1321 NW 13th St., at around 1:30 p.m., for the second day in a row after reports of people falling ill.The center was later placed on a precautionary lockdown after a box with an unknown liquid substance inside was found.“Our hazardous materials team went in to check the environment, and it is protocol to request additional resources when you identify something that is unknown,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “As a result, you see the bomb squad is out here, you see other agencies that are out here because the corrections facility does not want to take any chances. They want to be able to identify what this substance is, what’s been causing several of their employees and inmates to be sick.”Staff members reportedly had nausea, dizziness and vomiting after they were exposed to the liquid, but as of late Wednesday night have been released from the hospital.“Several of the employees were continuing their search from last night’s incident throughout the day and came across some unknown substance,” said Carroll. “When they were looking into that substance, one person became sick, and as a result, other employees responded to their aid and were also exposed.”Miami-Dade Corrections Public Information Officer Juan Diasgranados issued the following statement: center_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Ferdinand Piech exCEO of Volkswagen and father of iconic Porsche 917 dies

first_imgFerdinand Piech, chairman of the supervisory board of German car manufacturer Volkswagen AG, waits for the start of a trial at the district court in Brunswick (Braunschweig) January 9, 2008.ReutersFerdinand Karl Piech, Volkswagen AG’s former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German company from a struggling midsized carmaker into a global automotive powerhouse, has died, his wife said in a statement.Piech, 82, who had 13 children by four different women, died suddenly on Sunday, his wife Ursula said.A brilliant engineer, Piech turned around VW after betting on a modular construction technique which allowed Audi, Skoda and VW brands to share up to 65 per cent common parts, helping Volkswagen Group, the world’s largest carmaker by sales, to attain greater economies of scale.”The life of Ferdinand Piech was shaped by his passion for automobiles and for the employees that create them. He remained an enthusiast engineer and car lover until the end,” Ursula Piech said in the statement.Under Piech’s leadership, VW emphasized engineering brilliance ahead of profits, and went on an expansion spree, acquiring high-margin luxury marques Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini in a single year.”First and foremost I always saw myself as a product person and relied on gut instinct for market demand. Business and politics never distracted me from the core of our mission: to develop and make attractive cars,” Piech wrote in his autobiography.For his entire career, Piech took huge risks as a way to eclipse his grandfather, Ferdinand Porsche, the father of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle as well as the founder of the sports car manufacturer which still bears his name.While working as a 31-year-old development chief at Porsche in 1968, Piech invested two-thirds of Porsche’s annual budget to build 25 Porsche prototype racecars with an untested 600 horsepower air-cooled 12-cylinder engine design.Family members accused Piech of misconduct due to his risk appetite and willingness to bet the company’s budget on a single vehicle, but the Porsche 917 went on to become one of the most successful race cars in history, cementing his status as a visionary engineer.During his nine-year tenure as CEO, Piech turned a loss equivalent of 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) into a 2.6 billion euro profit while spearheading VW’s’ expansion into a 12-brand empire that includes the Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Audi, Porsche and Ducati brands in addition to the MAN and Scania truck businesses. Ferdinand Piech, chief executive of Volkwagen AG, sits in a Bentley model Azure with 8 cylinders and a 385 horsepower (PS) engine before the German carmaker’s annual news conference in Wolfsburg, March 25. VW bought the prestigious carmaker Bentley last year.Reuters”I remember Ferdinand Piech as a great manager and engineer,” Volkswagen’s labour chief Bernd Osterloh said on Tuesday. “With his love for products, strategic vision, farsightedness and his ability to develop our brands he forged the success of our company.”Piech was known for his ability to outmanoeuvre competitors by stoking internal rivalries to his own advantage, even if it resulted in backing labour leaders to the detriment of his own managers.The angrier he got, the calmer he spoke, uttering only short deliberate answers which revealed only a fraction of his plan.Some of Piech’s top lieutenants were prosecuted for securing support for radical restructuring plans by sponsoring lavish business trips for labour leaders, including visits to brothels.”It is not possible to take a company to the top by focusing on the highest level of harmony,” Piech said in his book.CUTTHROAT CULTURE Governance at VW was for decades marked by a cutthroat management style which did not tolerate failure, a culture that was later blamed for causing VW managers to lie about illegal emissions, rather than admitting that their cars could not meet clean air rules.The scandal, which Piech was not associated with, has cost Volkswagen more than 30 billion euros in lawsuits and fines.Piech became Volkswagen’s chief executive in 1993 and chairman in 2002, reviving the VW brand by introducing sophisticated technologies into even small cheap cars, relying on the company’s procurement prowess to raise profits.VW was accused of stealing procurement know-how from General Motors under Piech’s watch but he was never charged with a crime.He also cultivated unconditional loyalty from his top engineers, even while sometimes keeping them in the dark.While working as development chief at Audi, Piech decided to hide the aerodynamic qualities of the Audi 100 from his top staff by using wind tunnels in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and Turin to develop the vehicle.He wanted to take the brand upmarket by touting its aerodynamic qualities, but was fearful that an engineer could defect to a rival with crucial know-how.”I was in the middle of it all, putting together the pieces of the puzzle,” Piech said in his autobiography.Piech introduced quattro four-wheel drive technology to Audi, and transformed it into a credible competitor to Mercedes-Benz and BMW.Max Warburton, an analyst at Bernstein Research, described Piech as the architect of VW’s global success.”His stewardship of VW has been indisputably successful. Piech will go down in history as an automotive legend, in the same class as Gottlieb Daimler, Henry Ford and Kiichiro Toyoda,” Warburton said in a 2012 note.Piech, resigned as Volkswagen chairman in April 2015 after falling out with his chief executive Martin Winterkorn. The emissions cheating scandal would erupt only months later.The fourth generation of the Porsche and Piech families now run Porsche Automobil Holding SE, which controls a 52.2 per cent stake in Volkswagen.last_img read more


Culberson And Fletcher Clash Over Harvey Relief Healthcare in UH Debate

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:22 Listen Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaLizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) and Congressman John Culberson (R) debated Sunday evening at the University of Houston.Republican Congressman John Culberson and Democratic challenger Lizzie Pannill Fletcher met Sunday evening at the University of Houston for their sole debate before November’s election.Harvey topped the agenda, with questions on how to protect West Houston from a repeat of last year’s flooding. Culberson pointed to his work getting disaster aid through the House Appropriations Committee, “$141 billion in three separate bills, which includes enough money to finish every federally authorized flood control project in Harris County at full federal expense.”Fletcher countered the district has suffered multiple floods on Culberson’s watch, dating back to Tropical Storm Allison.“And the projects that the Army Corps of Engineers has identified for this community have gone unfunded for 18 years,” Fletcher said. “It shouldn’t take a Hurricane Harvey to get our member of Congress to act.”Healthcare questions dominated much of the debate. Culberson pressed for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and argued the Republican replacement would protect pre-existing conditions. “This is very personal to me,” he said. “My brother is just recovering from Stage 4 throat cancer. I want to be sure that my brother’s got access to insurance, that all of us do.”Fletcher said Republicans’ last attempt to replace Obamacare, in 2017, provided few such protections, particularly with regard to cost. “So if your insurance can charge you 20 times more for insurance that you can’t afford, it’s not really available to you,” she said.Most analysts put Culberson and Fletcher in a dead heat as the contest enters its final two weeks. Sharelast_img read more


8 Insane Moments on Tumblr That Will Go Down in History

first_img It was always hard to define exactly what Tumblr was. You could write blogs on there, but it wasn’t really good for blogging. You could link up with other people like a social network, but it wasn’t really that either. It was — and is, I guess, although the latest news about the platform banning adult content seems like a nail in the coffin — something truly unique.Tumblr was founded by David Karp in 2007 as a method for people to post “tumblelogs” — essentially short-form blogs — featuring links, short paragraphs and a stream of consciousness style. It rapidly grew a wild and fractious user base, split into dozens if not hundreds of communities united by niche interests. The site was acquired by Yahoo in 2013 and declined along with the rest of that corporate entity, and is now owned by Verizon’s Oath division. But in its prime, Tumblr was a hotbed for Weird Internet, generating unforgettable memes, crazy stories, and legendary posts. Here are some of the most notorious. Thanks to tumblr memedocumentation and Twitter user 3liza for research help.BoneghaziAdChoices广告Tumblr was a home for all kinds of subcultures, including religious ones. It also was a home for “call-out posts,” where one user would put another on blast for a crime real or imaginary. One of the most epic call-outs of all time came in December of 2015 when user pastel-prouvaire issued a warning about a woman named Ender Darling for… wait for it… stealing human bones from a flooded cemetery in Louisiana. This was allegedly for use in witchcraft ceremonies, but the moral repercussions of just grabbing another human’s remains were very explicitly explained to them.This whole debacle was one of the few Internet phenomenons to result in actual criminal charges, with the police raiding Darling’s home and seizing bones and teeth. She was brought to court on a charge of simple burglary, which she pled guilty to.MishapocalypseNiche fandoms were the lifeblood of Tumblr, as the seriously dedicated followers of TV shows like Sherlock and Dr. Who used the platform for fanfic, art and roleplaying. One show that has a demonstrably outsized online fandom is the CW’s Supernatural, and in 2013 fans of that show managed to make Tumblr almost unusable for a day with a single photograph. The event was called “Mishapocalypse.”In March of that year, a user named lokisleathersuit floated the idea of multiple people changing their user icons to a specific picture of Supernatural actor Misha Collins, who plays the angel Castiel on the show. The date was set for April 1st, and like many things on Tumblr it rapidly spiraled out of control. Thousands of users made the switch, and followed up by posting the picture to their feed, creating memes and more. It then spawned a wave of complaint posts as non-participating users complained that their dash was nothing but the same photo no matter how far they scrolled.Dragonkin Eating JewelryThe “otherkin” subculture found a home on Tumblr pretty early. If you’re not familiar, these are people who believe that their spirit is actually that of an animal or some other creature. It’s kind of like being a furry, only mentally. People go to different lengths with it, and the above post is pretty spectacular. Dragonkin, obviously, think that they’re actually dragons, and because this poor kid has spent too much time with the old AD&D Monster Manual, they think that as a dragon they’re supposed to eat jewelry.That was just the tip of the iceberg with otherkin on Tumblr, but it’s a great example of how even the most absurd thing somebody posted could be believable on there.DashConThere comes a point in the life cycle of every online community when it reaches a critical mass and users make the leap into congregating online. This is always a mistake. Case in point: DashCon, created in 2014 to allow Tumblr users to meet some of their favorite content creators and enjoy special programming and performances. That… did not happen.The event’s organizers were in way over their heads, unable to pay guests, provide them accommodations or even pay for the hotel venue itself. Things got so bad that during the first day they were frantically soliciting donations from the less than 1,000 people who showed up to try and pay the $20,000 facility fee. The iconic moment of DashCon came when they offered to reimburse people who were upset at the cancellation of the Welcome To Night Vale panel with “an extra hour” in the convention’s tiny ball pit. It was classic Tumblr – earnest, inept and completely unable to see how ridiculous it was being.The Severed Toe NecklaceOne thing that Tumblr did very well is allow people to form surprisingly deep bonds with each other. Bonds deep enough to, say, send amputated body parts through the mail. In 2017, a Tumblr user named cummy-eyelids posted a pair of pictures of a severed pinky toe in a medical waste container that had been mailed to her by another user named royallyoily. The plan was to drain the fluid out, put the toe in a different housing and then send it back to her to wear as a pendant.This… is wild. The toe had been cut off all the way back in 2011 and royallyoily (a young woman named Hayley) had just sort of kept it around for sentimental reasons before meeting cummy-eyelids on Tumblr, seeing her other sculptural work that used bones, skulls and “wet specimens” and approaching her about mailing her a severed body part. Completely normal and sanitary thing to do in every way.Homestuck Skin DyeOf all the fandoms that ravaged the trenches of Tumblr, Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck might have been the most intense and disorienting. The convoluted tale of an online game leaking into the real world, human kids and trolls, and a million billion in-jokes sprawls to 8,000 pages and inspired slavish devotion both on Tumblr and in the real world. There are plenty of shipping battles and canon wars, but the 100% best Homestuck-related Tumblr post came in 2012, when a user shared a story from Anime Expo that will blow your mind.Apparently the story’s subject crashed a room at Anime Expo and to prepare for her cosplaying as the troll Terezi attempted to dye her skin gray by submerging herself in a bathtub filled with sharpies dissolved in denatured alcohol. Needless to say, she not only trashed the bathroom but also gave herself a serious skin condition in the process. The post about it went mega-viral and colored (no pun intended) the Homestuck fandom as irrational lunatics for years.The HIV+ Hamilton Fanfic FracasOne of the most purely, truly Tumblr things of all time came with the blog hivliving, run by a pair of HIV-positive female writers, Israa and Naj. The duo were known for their 170,000 word fanfic of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Hamilton that recast the Founding Father as a high school student in the 1980s, also with HIV. Pretty normal (for Tumblr) so far, until the whole thing came crashing down in 2017. Israa and Naj, both of whom claimed to live in India, were exposed as a white American college student who had been faking the whole thing to get attention for the fanfic.Now for the bigger twist: the user who exposed them, digoxin-purpurpea, didn’t do so out of any great desire for social justice. Instead, it turned out that the person behind Israa and Naj had reported on their own Hamilton fanfic, this time about Hamilton as a cannibal mermaid, and they were just out for revenge.Female Presenting NipplesIt’s only appropriate that Tumblr’s latest meme came as a consequence of the company’s own actions. When they released their new content policy prohibiting adult or sexually explicit images, it contained a turn of phrase so awkward that it instantly rocketed into the memeosphere. That phrase? “Female presenting nipples.”While we can appreciate the general intent here to include both cis and trans women in the same bucket — even if it’s to say “you can’t be on this website” — it’s just such a bizarre, faux-woke use of the English language to set a policy that has no real basis in the world. What makes a male presenting nipple as opposed to a female presenting one? How can you tell by looking at the nipple itself? Posts started to fly hot and heavy mocking the concept, which might end up being the last truly great meme Tumblr ever makes.More on Geek.com:Tumblr Says Goodbye to NSFW ContentApple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps of 2018Study: College Students Choose Smartphones Over Food Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrThe Weirdest And Worst Simpsons Fan Art Stay on targetlast_img read more


Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2018 release overview

first_imgMicrosoft Windows Security Updates August 2018 release overview by Martin Brinkmann on August 14, 2018 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: August 14, 2018 – 12 commentsMicrosoft released security updates for Windows, Office, and other company products on the August 2018 Patch Tuesday (Update Tuesday).Last month’s Patch Day was not the the smoothest of them all as it had issues that affected all supported versions of Windows. Microsoft released three cumulative updates for Windows 10, one designed solely to fix issues caused by another. The Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates had bugs, and the .Net Framework patches caused issues on some systems they were installed on.We recommend to wait with the installation of the updates for at least a couple of days to monitor reports about issues. If you have to install the updates, make sure you back up the system before you do so.The overview covers updates for client and server versions of Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products. It links to security advisories and support pages, lists direct downloads, and other information that is important for home users and system administrators alike.Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2018You can download an Excel spreadsheet that contains all security updates that Microsoft released today. Just click on the following link to download it: microsoft-windows-august-2018-updates.zipExecutive SummaryMicrosoft released updates for all versions of Windows, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer Microsoft Office, and other company products including Visual Studio, .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Adobe Flash Player.All client and server versions of Windows are affected by critical vulnerabilities.Microsoft does not provide a general overview of resolved security issues anymore on support pages.Operating System DistributionWindows 7: 15 vulnerabilities of which  3 are critical and 12 are important.Windows 8.1: 12 vulnerabilities of which 2 are critical and 10 are important.Windows 10 version 1607: 21 vulnerabilities of which 2 are critical and 17 are important.Windows 10 version 1703: 21 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 18 are important.Windows 10 version 1709: 22 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 19 are important.Windows 10 version 1803: 21 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 18 are important.Windows Server productsWindows Server 2008 R2: 15 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 12 are important.Windows Server 2012 R2: 13 vulnerabilities of which 2 are critical and 10 are important.Windows Server 2016: 20 vulnerabilities of which 2 are critical and 18 are important.Other Microsoft ProductsInternet Explorer 11: 11 vulnerabilities, 6 critical, 5 importantMicrosoft Edge: 16 vulnerabilities, 10 critical, 5 important, 1 lowWindows Security UpdatesKB4343909 — Windows 10 version 1803Protection against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L2 Terminal Fault affecting Intel Copre and Intel Xeon processors.Fixed high CPU usage issue for AMD Family processors of the 15th and 16th generation  after installing the June or July 2018 updates from Microsoft and microcode updates.Fixed an issue that prevent apps from receiving mesh updates.IE and Edge support the preload=”none” tag.Fixed authentication issue for apps running on HoloLens.Addressed a battery life issue that reduced battery significantly after the upgrade to version 1803.Fixed Device Guard blocking some ieframe.dll class IDs after the May 2018 update.Addressed a vulnerability related to Export-Modulemember() function.KB4343897 — Windows 10 version 1709Similar to Windows 10 version 1803.Fixed copy adding additional spaces to content copied from IE.Fixed AzureAD being displayed as the default domain after the July 24, 2018 updates.Token Binding protocol draft updated to 0.16KB4343885 — Windows 10 version 1703Similar to Windows 10 version 1803.Fixed a issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working on some sites.KB4343887 — Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016Similar to Windows 10 version 1703.KB4343898 — Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup UpdateProtections against L1 Terminal Fault as in the Windows 10 updatesSupport for preload=”none” tag. Microsoft lists Edge but that is a copy/paste error.Fixed device startup issue by installing KB3033055 released in September 2015 after installing any November 2017 or later update.KB4343888 — Windows 8.1 Security-onlyProtections against L1 Terminal Fault as in the Windows 10 updatesKB4343900 — Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup UpdateProtections against L1 Terminal Fault as in the Windows 10 updatesFixed high cpu usage issue for some AMD processors after installing June or July 2018 updates and AMD microcode updates.Protections against Lazy Floating Point (FP) State Restore for 32-bit versions.KB4343899 — Windows 7 SP1 Security-onlyIdentical to KB4343900KB4343205 — Cumulative Update for Internet ExplorerKB4338380 — Windows Server 2008 — An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly handles objects in memory.KB4340937 — Windows Server 2008, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 — A remote code execution vulnerability exists in “Microsoft COM for Windows” when it fails to properly handle serialized objects.KB4340939 — Windows Server 2008 — A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows that could allow remote code execution if a .LNK file is processed.KB4341832 — Windows Server 2008 — L1TF variant vulnerabilities update.KB4343674 — Windows Server 2008, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 — fixes remote code execution vulnerability and information disclosure vulnerability in GDI.KB4343902 — Security update for Adobe Flash PlayerKB4344104 — Windows Server 2008, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 — Remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows font library.KB4344159 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4.0 on WES09 and POSReady 2009KB4344180 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0 on WES09 and POSReady 2009KB4345590 –Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4345591 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4345592 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4345593 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 for Windows Server 2008KB4345679 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4345680 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4345681 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4345682 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 for Windows Server 2008NotesThe following CVEs have FAQs that offer additional information and may also list additional steps required to update.ADV180016*ADV180020*ADV180022*CVE-2018-8273CVE-2018-8341CVE-2018-8348CVE-2018-8351CVE-2018-8360CVE-2018-8370CVE-2018-8378CVE-2018-8382CVE-2018-8394CVE-2018-8396CVE-2018-8398Known IssuesWindows 10 version 1803Windows 10 version 1703Issues caused by the July 2018 Net Framework update — Microsoft is working on a solution.Windows 10 version 1709Localization issues for some languages that may display a few strings in English and not the local version.Windows 7 SP1Issue with third-party software related to missing oem.inf file still exists.Microsoft Exchange Server 2013Some files are not properly update when the updates KB4340731 or KB4340733 are installed without elevated privileges. Outlook Web Access and Exchange Control Panel may stop working.Security advisories and updatesADV180017 — July 2018 Adobe Flash Security UpdateADV180018 — Microsoft Guidance to mitigate L1TF variantADV180020 — August 2018 Adobe Flash Security UpdateADV180021 | Microsoft Office Defense in Depth UpdateNon-security related updatesKB4339284 — Time zone and DST changes in Windows for North KoreaKB4340689 — Dynamic Update for Windows 10 Version 1709KB890830 — Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – August 2018KB4346877 — Update for Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016 — Fixes the .Net Framework update issues introduced by the July 2018 .Net updates.KB4340917 — Update for Windows 10 version 1803 — See our coverage of KB4340917 here.KB4338817 — Update for Windows 10 version 1709 — Lots of bug fixes.KB4338827 — Update for Windows 10 version 1703 — Lots of bug fixes.KB4338822 — Update for Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016 — Lots of bug fixes.KB4345421 — Update for Windows 10 version 1803 — See our coverage of KB4345421 here.KB4345420 — Update for Windows 10 version 1709 — attempts to fix issues caused by the July 2018 updates.KB4345419 — Update for Windows 10 version 1703 — attempts to fix issues caused by the July 2018 updates.KB4345418 — Update for Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016 — attempts to fix issues caused by the July 2018 updates.Microsoft Office UpdatesCheck out our coverage of all released non-security updates for Office in August 2018 here.Office 2016KB4032233 — Security update for Office 2016 that patches an information disclosure vulnerability.KB4032235 — Security update for Outlook 2016 detailed in ADV180021. Includes a number of improvements as well:Restricts users from adding cloud files as attachments to digitally signed, rights-protected, or encrypted email messages.Improves first, middle, and last names label translations in French.Fixes a crash in third-party MAPI applications.Adds various translations.Outlook 2016 may start in offline mode even when you set it to start in online mode. (Fixed?)Fixes accessibility issue with the Security Support Provider Interface authentication prompt.Dynamic CRM functionality is blocked. See for help.KB4032229 — Security update for Excel 2016 that resolves a remote code execution vulnerability. Also includes improvements:Fixes hangs in ExcelAddresses high CPU usage when you unprotect workbookx in Protected View and edit them.Fixes an Excel crash when you open a workbook with an XLL add-in to store and retrieve binary data.German translation update for VLOOKUP function assistant help text.Office 2013KB4032239 — Resolves information disclosure vulnerability. Enables People Picker control in the Office Document Information Panel.KB4032241 –Resolves various security vulnerabilities in Excel 2013.KB4032240 — Fixes security issues in Outlook 2013. Includes the following improvements:Same as KB4032235 for the most part.Office 2010KB3213636 — Fixes vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 2010 – CVE-2018-8378.KB4022198 — Fixes vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 2010 – CVE-2018-8378.KB4032223 — Excel 2010 update that addresses CVE-2018-8375, CVE-2018-8379 and CVE-2018-8382.KB4018310 — PowerPoint 2010 security update that addresses CVE-2018-8376.KB4032222 — Outlook 2010 security update. See ADV180021Other Office productsKB4092433 — Word ViewerKB4092434 — Word ViewerKB4032213 — Excel Viewer 2007KB4032212 — Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3KB4022195 – Microsoft Office Viewers and Office Compatibility PackAlso: SharePoint Server 2016, 2013 and 2010.How to download and install the August 2018 security updatesMost home PCs that run Windows use Windows Update for update checks, downloads, and installs. Organizations use Enterprise-specific update tools usually to download and deploy updates.The Microsoft Update Catalog website offers a third-option to download and install updates.Windows users who use Windows Update can run manual checks for updates to get updates installed immediately when they are released.While it is recommended that you wait before you install updates, as updates may break things (and have numerous times in the past), you may do the following to install them when they are available:Tap on the Windows-key to display the Start menu.Type Windows Update and select the option.Select check for updates to install the updates.Note: We recommend that you create a backup of the system partition and important data before you install Windows updates.Direct update downloadsAll cumulative updates for supported versions of Windows are also provided as direct downloads from Microsoft’s Download Center site.Just click on the direct links below to do so.Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP KB4343900– 2018-08 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 KB4343899 — 2018-08 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 KB4343898 — 2018-08 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 KB4343888 — 2018-08 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (version 1607) KB4343887 — 2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607Windows 10 (version 1703)  KB4343885 — 2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703Windows 10 (version 1709) KB4343897 — 2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709Windows 10 (version 1803) KB4343909 — 2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709Additional resourcesAugust 2018 Security Updates release notesList of software updates for Microsoft productsSecurity Updates GuideMicrosoft Update Catalog siteOur in-depth Windows update guideHow to install optional updates on Windows 10Windows 10 Update HistoryWindows 8.1 Update HistoryWindows 7 Update History SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Windows Security Updates August 2018 release overviewDescriptionOur overview of the Microsoft August 2018 Patch Day lists all updates released for Windows, Office, and other Microsoft products, and more.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


Six injured in impact along Playa del Carmen highway

first_imgFederal police arrived along with several ambulances. Nearby firemen also arrived to free the trapped Mazda driver. There were no reported deaths. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Photo: Policía Federal The incredibly strong impact between the car and transport van occurred at the height of the Punta Venado bridge. Inside the van, all four passengers as well as the driver were injured when the front of the van was hit, sustaining massive damage.center_img Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A hard hit between two vehicles along the Puerto Aventuras-Playa del Carmen highway has left six in hospital. Preliminary reports say the driver of the red car attempted to lane change without seeing the transport van, which was carrying four passengers. Upon colliding, the red Mazda overturned and skidded nearly 40 meters before coming to a stop, trapping the sole occupant inside. last_img read more


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first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Case Study | October 06, 2011 Saving Precious Time in the OR The KUBTEC XPERT 40 has become an invaluable system in Bryn Mawr Hospital breast center’s operating room. read more Bryn Mawr Hospital has been recognized as a top hospital by both U.S. News and World Report and Thompson Reuters.“The time we save is priceless,” said Thomas G. Frazier, M.D., medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Bryn Mawr Hospital, referring to their use of the KUBTEC XPERT 40 specimen radiography system in the operating room. A nationally recognized surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, he performed the first immediate breast reconstruction surgery in the Philadelphia area. He uses the XPERT 40 at Bryn Mawr Hospital, “at least four or five times a week, maybe more, in the operating room alone!”In addition to eliminating delays of inter-operative transfers to radiology, images are available in seconds with the XPERT 40. Rapid image acquisition, user-friendly image enhancement software and a touchscreen monitor gives Dr. Frazier the ability to orient and evaluate an image right in the OR without breaking scrub.When the hospital purchased KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 upon his recommendation, the benefits of the system were evident immediately. As the medical director of the Breast Center and a senior attending surgeon at the hospital, Dr. Frazier understands the importance of keeping the bottom line in check while providing high-quality patient care. The XPERT 40 brought, and continues to bring, great benefits in time and cost savings, and it frees the Bryn Mawr staff to do what it does best, deliver high-quality patient care.Dr. Frazier, who is also a clinical professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, as well as the program director of the Breast Fellowship Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital, was introduced to KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons 2009 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. He had seen the potential value of a portable specimen radiography system for intra-operative breast surgery, and having reviewed the capabilities of other specimen radiography systems, Dr. Frazier was impressed with the innovative technology the XPERT 40 offered.“The quality of the images was excellent,” he said. “The ease of use and clear value the XPERT 40 offered made the decision easy for us.”Leading edge technology, advanced reliability and high-quality imaging capabilities with KUBTEC’s XPERT 40 enhances the Bryn Mawr Breast Center’s ability to continue delivery of award-winning patient care.Case study supplied by KUBTEC. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Lung Cancer | July 17, 2019 New Lung Ambition Alliance Aims to Double Five-year Lung Cancer Survival by 2025 The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Guardant Health, the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more last_img read more


Prince Harry shoots winning goal as New Zealand tour ends

first_img Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Harry’s last official engagement was visiting a sports training center. He was scheduled to fly back to the United Kingdom Saturday evening.Harry told reporters he was thrilled he got to travel to every corner of the country and meet so many New Zealanders during a trip he described as “epic fun.”“I think it’s unfair to put a highlight on such an amazing trip,” the prince said when asked to name one. “It has been fantastic. The welcome that I’ve had has been typically Kiwi I suppose. I couldn’t have asked for a better reception.”Harry said he had been given plenty of gifts to take home to his young niece Charlotte and he hoped to visit New Zealand again, perhaps in 2017 during the British and Irish Lions rugby tour.The prince is the grandson of Britain’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Britain’s Prince Harry kicks the ball during a 5-a-side football game at The Cloud, a multi-purpose venue in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, May 16, 2015. Prince Harry is on the last day of his visit to New Zealand. (Michael Craig/Herald on Sunday via AP) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT 0 Comments   Share   Patients with chronic pain give advice Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry finished a weeklong New Zealand tour Saturday in which he visited remote islands and engaged with indigenous Maori by paddling a traditional canoe and delivering a greeting in the native language.Harry showed off his athletic skills on his final day in Auckland when he scored the winning goal in a friendly 5-a-side soccer game. The game was designed to highlight the upcoming FIFA World Cup for under 20-year-old players which New Zealand hosts later this month. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more


Ryanair boss bulks up tax on big baggage

first_imgRyanair is determined to dramatically reduce the amount of heavy luggage on its flights, according to the airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary.Ryanair has increased its tax on larger baggage items by €20 for the summer period, The Daily Telegraph reported.Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air charges for additional cabin baggage and while Ryanair have no plans to follow suit yet, Mr O’Leary envisions a time when all airlines will charge for carry-on bags.“At some time in the future I think it’s likely that airlines will charge for carry-on bags but I can’t get my head round how you would do it. I think it’s unlikely that we will do it – until I can see what’s in it for us,” Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said.“However, I would be surprised if we cannot reduce the number of passengers with heavy luggage from 19 percent to 10 percent”.Ryanair’s passenger traffic rose 5 percent year-on-year in 2012 to 75.8 million, while profits jumped 25 percent last year to €503 million.Source = ETB News: P.T. Profits and passenger numbers continue to rise, as luggage costs increase.last_img read more


AK Brazil opens

first_imgA&K Brazil opensA&K Brazil opensLuxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has opened its Brazil office in downtown Rio de Janeiro. This is the company’s sixth office in South America and 53rd around the world. Led by Country Manager, Mikael Castro, many months of site visits, product research, itinerary design and staff recruitment culminates in this exciting new venture.As a destination, Brazil is a world in one country. Nature lovers will be mesmerised in equal measure by the Amazon and the lesser-known wetland ecosystem of the Pantanal. Foodies will relish the country’s diverse cuisine while the wealth of colonial and modernist architecture will dazzle the inquisitive traveller. Whether a special celebration, family gathering or honeymoon, A&K is now perfectly positioned to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences and unique Insider Access opportunities on a wide range of itineraries through this exceptional country. To book your A&K itinerary today or to enquire further please contact Abercrombie & Kent visit www.abercrombiekent.comAbercrombie & Kent is the world’s leading luxury travel business.  Founded as a luxury safari company in Africa in 1962, A&K has grown into a respected international travel company employing over 3000 staff in more than 100 countries. A&K organises private, tailored and escorted travel to every corner of the globe and has a wholly owned portfolio of cruise boats, luxury lodges, tented camps, hotels, and all-terrain vehicles. As part of its global commitment, A&K brings a wealth of expertise, experience and attention to detail to any travel arrangements. Whether travelling solo, as a couple, with a family or in an escorted group, A&K is expert in providing luxury, experiential and memorable travel experiences. Abercrombie & Kent. Inspiring Experiences. Source = Abercrombie & Kentlast_img read more


by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 7, 2018 9:20 am PDT Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Comedian Phil Luzi performs while Joanne Baker smokes a joint at the Underground Comedy & Social Club, a marijuan-friendly comedy club in Toronto, on Friday, August 3, 2018. It’s an age-old pairing that’s sparked a subgenre of films, shows and standup acts: cannabis and comedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov Canadian clubs bringing together cannabis and comedycenter_img TORONTO – It’s an age-old pairing that’s sparked a subgenre of films, shows and standup acts: cannabis and comedy.“You just have to watch a Cheech and Chong movie to know that cannabis makes you susceptible to laughter,” says Mark Breslin, founder of Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs in Canada.Yet stoned audiences are often the toughest to make laugh, say standup comics, who note that what high crowds lack in audible appreciation they make up for in friendly feedback and less heckling than drinking audiences.“They might not laugh at you the entire show but after they’ll stop you outside and be like, ‘Dude, that was the best show,’” says comic Mike Rita, host of the Stoner Sundays comedy showcase at Vapor Central in Toronto.“I’m like, ‘But you didn’t laugh.’ They’re like: ‘You don’t have to laugh — you’ve just got to feel it, man.’”Vapor Central is among several “4/20-friendly” Canadian comedy clubs that have been catering to medical marijuana users for several years now and are bracing for a possible influx of patrons or bylaw changes when Canada legalizes recreational cannabis use in October.“It’s one of the most forgiving audiences, just because they’re down to have fun,” says comedian Andrew Packer, who runs the Jokes N Tokes comedy showcase at the Underground Cafe and Social Club in Toronto, where cannabis use is allowed inside.“You can feel how engaged they are. I don’t want to sound too hippy dippy or whatever, but it’s a vibe.”Toronto’s Hotbox Lounge and Shop and the Green Leaf Vapour Lounge in Brampton, Ont., are among the other venues that host cannabis-friendly standup shows. There’s also a Toronto Cannabis Comedy Festival planned for later this month.Comedy producer Joanne Baker, who is a medical marijuana user, opened the Underground Cafe and Social Club in 2006. Comics who’ve performed there include Joe Rogan, Scott Thompson, DeAnne Smith, and Kenny Robinson.“Not all comedians can cut it in the room,” Baker says.“It’s like Andrew Dice Clay in a feminist crowd — there are different kinds of comedy crowds, and cannabis comedy is very specific.”High comedy crowds tend to like political humour and often don’t enjoy comedy that shames people, says Baker.“Sometimes you’ll say something self-deprecating and you’ll hear someone in the room go, ‘Aw, don’t say that,’” she says.Observational humour and nostalgia work well on a high crowd, notes Rita.“I will bring up things like, ‘What was your favourite childhood candy?’ and I’ll get a discussion in the room going for five minutes,” he says.Audiences at Baker’s club also want to see diversity onstage.“People get upset if it’s all white people in the show,” Baker says.“So I have a mandate: pretty much all our shows have to have women on them and minorities.”Baker notes high comedy crowds are on a different mental level than those who are drinking and may seem more difficult because they’re so inside their heads.“A drunk person will laugh at everything, the drunker they are,” Baker says.“Sometimes (stoned) people are one step ahead of the comic, thinking about what they’re saying as they’re saying it, so you’ve got to be able to play with that.”That lack of explosive laughter in a high crowd can be tough on some comics, who may stay away from the “weed rooms” because they’re afraid to bomb, says Rita.“Bombing in a normal room, you still get these pity laughs. In a weed room, there are zero pity laughs,” Rita adds.“If you’re crap, you’re going to stand up there in silence — and a really deep silence — and the only thing helping you out is people coughing on bong hits.”But Rita embraces the challenge, noting it helps him be a better comic. You just have to be overly prepared before going onstage in front of a high crowd, he says.Packer and Rita also say stoned audiences heckle less and deal better with silence during a show than sober or drunk ones.“With people drinking, it invites them to yell out something in those pauses,” Packer says.“If they’re stoned, they’ll just zone out or just enjoy themselves regardless of the situation.”Yuk Yuk’s founder Breslin says he isn’t considering allowing cannabis use in his club come Oct. 17, but most comics he knows use marijuana and some have done so before going onstage at his club.“In a lot of ways comedy and pot act in similar ways,” Breslin says. “They both create analogical thought rather than A follows B follows C.“The thought process for comedy and pot is: A follows B follows orange follows 4.”Even if comics don’t use cannabis personally, they sometimes get a contact high anyway while onstage.“The whole audience is facing you, so all their little mouths are breathing weed smoke towards you and you’re just standing up there alone taking it all in,” Rita says.“I’ve seen comedians who don’t smoke weed absolutely destroyed by the end of their set not knowing what’s going on.”last_img read more