APTN National NewsOTTAWA-Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he would “consider” appointing Aboriginal judges to a special tribunal created to decide on First Nations land and compensation claims.The terms of three judges appointed to the Specific Claims Tribunal expired last month and First Nations leaders have been pushing for more say over who gets named.The government has been criticized for appointing an Ontario judge to the tribunal who sentenced six members of a northern Ontario First Nation to six months in jail for blocking an exploration company from entering their territory.Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo asked Nicholson in a recent letter to appoint Aboriginal judges to the tribunal and to consult with First Nations leaders before making a final decision.Nicholson said Thursday he would take Atleo’s advice seriously.“I appreciate any advice that (Atleo) gives us in this area and I think it is entirely appropriate,” said Nicholson. “I always consider any advice that I get from Chief Atleo and the AFN.”The tribunal was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on June 12, 2007.It was created to cut into the backlog of specific claims. It has been mandated to handle claims of $150 million or less.Specific claims usually stem from historic grievances such as the federal government selling never-surrendered reserve lands, the mishandling of First Nations band money held in trust or the destruction of land as a result of projects like hydro dams.The tribunal has also faced controversy over the length of time it has taken to begin processing claims. A senior Indian Affairs official told a Senate committee last week he had no idea when the tribunal would be able to accept its first claim.In an interview with APTN National News, tribunal chair Justice Harry Slade said the tribunal was expected to be up and running by the end of March 2011.Slade, a B.C. Superior Court judge, said things were delayed because the judges were only appointed last year and needed to iron-out certain issues, including the need to ensure the independence of the tribunal.“There were a number of matters that we had to address and we have,” said Slade. “I am satisfied now, for the most part, that our most significant independence concerns have been dealt with.”Slade also said he understood the concerns over Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick Smith’s six month sentence of the chief of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, four band councillors and one member from the community.The group,known as the KI6, were convicted for contempt of court after they refused to allow an exploration company onto their territory.Slade said Smith did the best he could under the circumstances after the group said they preferred jail sentences instead of fines.“Justice Smith was left, it would seem, with little alternative, but to impose the sentence he did,” said Slade.A higher court overturned the sentenced deeming it “too harsh.”Justice Johanne Mainville, from the Quebec Superior court, was also appointed to the tribunal.
Rabat – Amid a storm of controversy over offensive remarks made in her Daily TV show, Egyptian TV presenter, Amany El-Khayat, has apologized on the air to Moroccans and the Moroccan King. On Thursday, 24 hours after having lashed out at Morocco’s King and the ruling Islamists party with claims that the Moroccan economy is based on “prostitution, Amany El-Khayat, along with her news team, posted an apology to Morocco’s government and people on her show’s official FaceBook page for the “misunderstanding” that her statements had precipitated during the show.“I apologize to every Moroccan who felt insulted by my remarks,” Khayat said in her morning talk-show “Sabah On,” aired on the privately owned ONTV channel. “I got carried away. I only meant to criticize those who have abused the Islamic religion, but I failed,” she added.Yesterday, Amany El-Khayat lashed out directly at King Mohammed VI, accusing him of using religion falsely to give the Moroccan people the illusion that no other Muslim or Arab country defends the rights of the Palestinian people more than Morocco.However, today she seems to have retracted her statements, stressing that “a misunderstanding.”“I apologize to the king of Morocco and every Arab official who misunderstood my attack on those who use religion as a political façade, such as Khaled Meshaal, the head of the political bureau of Hamas,” El-Khayat explained.She goes on to add that she has never visited Morocco. Still, “I have read many books about great Moroccan thinkers, such as Mohammed Abed Al-Jaberi. His book ‘The critique of the Arab Mind’ has influenced my life.”Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2015 8:45 am MDT More Americans are quitting their jobs, which could mean larger paychecks are on the way In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, Tyler Kelly, 19, left, fills out applications for parking enforcement and environmental compliance jobs during a public safety job fair at City Hall in Saginaw, Mich. The Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, David C. Bristow) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Quitting your job — all but unheard of during and after the Great Recession — is becoming more common again. That could mean pay raises are coming for more Americans.The trend has already emerged in the restaurant and retail industries, where quits and pay are rising faster than in the overall economy. Workers in those industries appear to be taking advantage of rising consumer demand to seek better pay elsewhere.Workers who quit typically do so to take higher-paying jobs. That’s why rising numbers of quits typically signal confidence in the economy and the job market. As the trend takes hold, employers are often forced to offer higher pay to hold on to their staffers or attract new ones.The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit jobs rose 3 per cent from December to January to 2.8 million — the most in more than six years. Quits have jumped 17 per cent over the past 12 months.Since the Great Recession ended, the figure has soared. Just 1.6 million people quit their jobs in August 2009, two months after the recession officially ended. That was the fewest for any month in the 14 years that the figures have been tracked.Quits tend to open up more jobs for the unemployed. One barrier for the jobless in a weak economy is that few workers risk quitting their jobs to take a different one, in part because new hires are often most likely to be laid off.So most workers stay put, leaving fewer options for college graduates, people recently laid off and others seeking work.The rising number of quits has begun to affect many larger corporations. Frank Friedman, interim CEO at the consulting and auditing firm Deloitte, says his firm’s clients, which include about 80 per cent of the Fortune 500, are increasingly struggling to retain employees.“The biggest problem for many businesses is talent retention,” Friedman said. “Wages are a critical component of it. The balance of power has changed in favour of the employee.”Deloitte itself faces the same challenges. It’s stepping up its hiring, in part because more of its employees have left for other jobs.The firm plans to add 24,000 people this year, including paid internships, to its staff of 72,000. That’s up from the past several years, when Deloitte typically hired 19,000 to 21,000 people, and the increase is largely to make up for more quits.The same trend is squeezing the restaurant and hotel industries. Nearly half their workers quit last year, up from about one-third in 2010. And average hourly earnings for restaurant employees rose 3.4 per cent in January compared with 12 months earlier, before adjusting for inflation. That’s much better than the national average of 2.2 per cent, which was barely above inflation.About one-third of U.S. retail workers quit last year, up from one-quarter in 2010. And pay rose 3.2 per cent in January from the previous year.Individual retailers, including Wal-Mart, the Gap, and TJX Cos., which owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, have announced pay raises in recent weeksNot surprisingly, quit rates are much lower in higher-paying industries. Just 12 per cent of manufacturing workers and 14.8 per cent of financial services employees left work last year. The quit rate in government was just 7.7 per cent.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said that data from payroll processor ADP showed that workers who switched jobs in the final three months of 2014 received average pay increases of nearly 14 per cent compared with their previous jobs. For those who remained in the same job for a year, pay rose an average 3.2 per cent, before adjusting for inflation.(Moody’s and ADP work together to compile measures of hiring and wages.)For the economy as a whole, significant pay gains remain rare. Average hourly earnings rose just 2 per cent in February from 12 months earlier, about the same weak pace of the past five years. Many economists expect those gains to pick up by year’s end as the U.S. unemployment rate, now 5.5 per cent, falls further.Some other data in the Labor Department’s release Tuesday:— The number of open jobs rose 2.5 per cent in January to nearly 5 million, the most in 14 years. That’s a sign that the robust hiring of the past 12 months should continue. Openings are typically followed by job gains, though many employers have been slow to fill their available jobs.— Total hiring actually slowed in January, to fewer than 5 million, after reaching 5.2 million, a seven-year high, in December. Those figures reflect everyone hired in that month. By contrast, the job gains in the government’s monthly employment reports are a net figure: Jobs gained minus jobs lost.— There were, on average, just 1.8 unemployed people for every open job in January. That ratio is typical of a healthy economy and down from a record high of nearly 7 to 1 in July 2009. The drop in competition for each job could nudge employers to raise pay.
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and localities of people held in detention or information about where they are buried. “Today, in a sense the entire country has become a torture-chamber: a place of savage horror and absolute injustice,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told a high-level panel discussion at the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Syria. The entire conflict is “this immense tidal wave of bloodshed and atrocity,” Mr. Zeid said.The High Commissioner said that he had recently met with a group of Syrian women whose relatives had been detained or are simply missing. Their relatives are among the “countless people” in Syria to suffer arbitrary detention, torture, kidnapping, and enforced disappearance. The Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has been refused access to the country, and no international human rights observers are admitted to check on sites where “very probably tens of thousands of people are currently held,” Mr. Zeid said.Despite a limited access, OHCHR is working alongside the Commission of Inquiry to collect and analyze evidence, building up the basis for criminal proceedings against individual perpetrators.In his statement, Mr. Zeid noted that the conflict started with torture which spawned “rebel movements, fueling violent extremists and setting the stage for a regional and proxy war.”Nearly 6.3 million people have been displaced and an additional 4.9 million people – mostly women and children – were forced to seek refuge since 2011, according to UN figures. His comments come as the conflict in Syria is entering its seventh years, triggered on 15 and 16 March, 2011, when authorities clamped down on demonstrations in Damascus, setting off massive anti-Government protests.Mr. Zeid called also for “ensuring accountability, establishing the truth and providing reparations,” if Syrians are ever to find peace and reconciliation.
The discovery of the role played by bacteria in the formation of platinum in surface environments could have major implications for the future exploration of the highly prized metal. Australian scientists, led by the University of Adelaide in South Australia, linked specialised bacterial communities found in biofilms on the grains of platinum group minerals at three separate locations around the world.Dr Frank Reith (lead researcher, pictured here), Senior Lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences and Visiting Researcher at CSIRO Land and Water said finding additional PGM deposits was becoming increasingly difficult due to a limited understanding of the processes that affected the way they were cycled through surface environments.“This research reveals the key role of bacteria in these processes. This improved bio geochemical understanding is not only important from a scientific perspective but we hope will also lead to new and better ways of exploring for these metals,” Reith said.“One of the difficulties with finding deposits of platinum is that we need to understand the exploration signals that we get and we don’t know exactly how platinum travels in earth surface environments and what the mechanisms are that are involved.“What we were trying to understand in this study is that biological mechanisms can be involved in the transformation of that platinum in certain environments.”Reith said the research could allow the development of a different style of exploration using biological entities and a technique known as next generation sequencing. He said searching for specific micro-organisms associated with PGMs could lead exploration companies directly to deposits under the surface.“It is very similar to when police look for a suspect. They find a cigarette butt somewhere and extract the DNA and then they get a fingerprint and they can match it to the suspect. In very simple terms we can do the same with microbial communities in soil sediments,” Reith said.“If there’s interest from industry we can then extend that research into finding tools for exploration.”The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, investigated PGEs from Brazil, Colombia and the Australian state of Tasmania.The researchers, which included groups from Monash University, Mineral Resources Tasmania, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, RMIT and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany, found live bacterial biofilms on mineral grains from all three sites using scanning electron microscopy. These biofilms had been suggested previously but were never before shown to exist.They also showed that the mineral grains found at the Brazil site were bio-organic in origin, further supporting the role of the bacteria in the secondary formation of platinum grains.The work builds on more than 10 years of research in gold, which has uncovered the role of micro-organisms in driving the Earth’s gold cycle
Kanjiza Cup 2014 Tunisian NT will fight for the third place with RK Gorenje at Kanjiza Cup 2014 in Serbia. African team had easy job against young Serbian team RK Partizan 35:23 (16:13)…TUNISIA – PARTIZAN 35:23 (16:13)TUNISIA: Megaz, Sfar, Valed, Hosni, Vaduz 2, Hamed 4, Sousi 6, Jalouz 1, Žabal 1, Ben Fadal 1, Safi 1, Mrabet 9, Buadida 6, Ben Salah 1, Has Jusef 2PARTIZAN: Đokić 1, Jokić, Pantelić 2, Sretenović 3, Mršulja 2, Vuković, Kukić 2, Radojković 8, Živković 2, Pešić, Janković 2, Popović 3, Pižurica, Radović, Ljubenović, Dakić ← Previous Story KANJIZA CUP 2014: Pick Szeged against RK Vardar for the trophy! Next Story → KANJIZA CUP 2014: Pick Szeged win the trophy!
Une mystérieuse levure venue de Patagonie secret de la bière blonde “lager”Des scientifiques ont découvert que la levure à l’origine de la bière blonde “lager” était une levure hybride issue d’une souche venue de Patagonie et introduite accidentellement en Bavière au XVe siècle. Cela fait des millénaires que l’on utilise la levure Saccharomyces cerevisiae pour fermenter le vin et la bière en Europe et en Asie. Un processus qui se fait à chaud, du moins normalement. En effet, ce n’est pas le cas de toutes les bières. La bière blonde “lager” fabriquée depuis le XVe siècle en Bavière présente la particularité d’être issue d’une fermentation à température froide. Ainsi, les scientifiques et les brasseurs savaient depuis longtemps que le secret de ce breuvage était en fait une levure hybride. Mais jusqu’ici, ils ignoraient jusqu’alors la nature du micro-organisme qui avait fusionné avec la Saccharomyces cerevisiae pour permettre de produire une telle propriété.À lire aussiIntelligentX, la première bière au monde créée grâce à une intelligence artificielleAujourd’hui, le mystère est élucidé grâce à des scientifiques de l’Institute for Biodiversity and Environment Research situé à Bariloche en Argentine : la levure secrète a été fortuitement rapportée de Patagonie au XVe siècle. Baptisée Saccharomyces eubayanus, elle pourrait avoir été transportée d’une plage d’Amérique du sud sur un morceau de bois ou dans l’estomac d’une mouche drosophile, pour se retrouver dans une cave ou un monastère de Bavière où des maîtres brasseurs stockaient leurs produits, expliquent les chercheurs dans leur étude publiée lundi dans les annales de l’Académie nationale des sciences. Une espèce découverte dans des hêtres La levure émigrée a alors fusionné avec sa cousine produisant la fameuse bière lager. “On cherchait cette chose depuis des décennies. Et maintenant nous l’avons trouvée, c’est sans aucun doute l’espèce manquante dans cette levure hybride permettant une fermentation à froid de la bière. La seule chose que nous ignorons c’est de savoir si cette espèce hybride similaire existe ailleurs à l’état sauvage sans avoir encore été découverte”, explique Chris Todd Hittinger, professeur de génétique à l’université du Wisconsin et co-auteur de cette recherche étendue au niveau mondial. C’est en étudiant des mites qui infectent les hêtres en Patagonie que les chercheurs argentins ont en fait découvert le micro-organisme dont l’ADN est très similaire à la moitié de la levure hybride permettant de fermenter la bière lager. “Les mites des hêtres sont très riches en sucres, un habitat dont cette levure semble être particulièrement friande”, a ainsi noté Chris Todd Hittinger. Reste donc désormais à savoir si la fameuse levure hybride prolifère également à l’état sauvage.Le 28 août 2011 à 10:53 • Maxime Lambert
Le tabagisme en diminution croissante chez les AméricainsSelon une étude publiée mardi par les Centres de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC), les Américains fumeraient de moins en moins. De même, les fumeurs réduiraient leur consommation.La lutte contre le tabagisme semble faire ses preuves aux Etats-Unis. En effet, selon une étude réalisée par les Centres de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC), le tabac ferait aujourd’hui de moins en moins d’émules chez les Américains. “Il y a trois millions de fumeurs de moins qu’il y a cinq ans aux Etats-Unis. Ceux qui fument toujours fument moins, mais nous pouvons faire encore mieux en amplifiant les programmes d’aide à l’arrêt du tabac”, a indiqué Tom Frieden, directeur des CDC cité par l’AFP. Pour arriver à cette conclusion, l’enquête s’est focalisée sur des statistiques allant de 2005 à 2010. Elle a ainsi montré que 19,3% des Américains de plus de 18 ans fument aujourd’hui contre 20,9% en 2005. De même, les “gros fumeurs” sont moins nombreux, alors que les fumeurs de plus de 30 cigarettes par jour ne sont plus que 8,3% contre 12,7% en 2005. A contrario, le nombre de fumeurs occasionnels (9 cigarettes ou moins) est en augmentation. Il est chiffré aujourd’hui à 21,8% contre 16,4% en 2005. Par ailleurs, les hommes fument toujours davantage (21,5%) que les femmes (17,3%) aux Etats-Unis, tout comme les Américains qui vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté (28,9%).Poursuivre la lutte contre le tabagisme “Par bien des aspects, l’étude donne de bonnes nouvelles”, a précisé Tim McAfee, directeur de la section tabac et santé des CDC. Lui et son confrère, estiment ainsi que les campagnes anti-tabac, les interdictions de fumer dans les lieux publics et les fortes taxes ont une importante responsabilité dans cette baisse. Ils relèvent alors : “le nombre de fumeurs baisse plus lentement mais nous allons dans la bonne direction.”À lire aussiPourquoi prend-on du poids quand on arrête de fumer ?La lutte pourrait néanmoins se compliquer par certains aspects. Au mois d’août, quatre fabricants de tabac américains ont décidé d’attaquer la FDA, l’agence de sécurité des aliments et des médicaments, estimant “inconstitutionnelle” l’obligation de faire figurer des avertissements contre les méfaits du tabagisme sur les paquets de cigarettes. De leur côté, les CDC rappellent que le tabagisme et le tabagisme passif sont les premières causes de maladies et de mortalité qui pourraient être évités aux Etats-Unis, causant la mort de 443.000 personnes par an.Le 7 septembre 2011 à 18:29 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019 AT&T Developing 5G Robots To Work in Retail StoresWorld’s First 5G-Powered Remote Brain Surgery Performed in China Donald Trump is not a patient man.The president this week urged wireless carriers to deploy 5G and 6G networks “as soon as possible.”Except, those technologies don’t actually exist yet.Yes, Verizon and AT&T launched preliminary 5G services late last year. But, as Geek sister site PCMag’s resident device expert Sascha Segan pointed out: neither is broadly available nor “meaningful for much more than bragging rights.”So why is Trump insisting the US roll them out now?“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” he wrote in a Thursday tweet. “It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard.” ….something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019Fifth-generation cellular wireless, as described by Segan, brings three new functions to the table: greater speed (to move more data), lower latency (to be more responsive), and the ability to connect a lot more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices).AT&T launched 5G in 12 cities on Dec. 1, while Verizon started with fixed 5G home Internet service, and plans to expand into mobile 5G this year.In general, though, there is more 5G hype than actual 5G. And the president’s call for deployment won’t change that.Demanding prospective technology isn’t going to make a difference, either, considering new wireless standards take years to develop and distribute.“6G is not defined yet,” Richard Li, head of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union’s Network 2030 focus group, told IEEE Spectrum last year. “I’m going to act like a wily fox and let other people define it.”Federal Communications Commission member Jessica Rosenworcel echoed that sentiment, admitting last year that “no one knows yet what 6G will entail.”Industry insiders, however, can speculate.“The sixth generation of wireless service will feature terahertz-frequency networks and spatial multiplexing,” Rosenworcel predicted during a September wireless conference, as reported by The Washington Post. It could conceivably support download speeds 1,000 times faster than the gigabit speeds some promise under 5G.“American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind,” Trump’s tweets continued. “There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on … something that is so obviously the future.“I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies,” he wrote. “We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology.”It’s unclear who’s whispering sweet nothings of sixth-gen cell networks into Trump’s ear. But perhaps he got over excited when Huawei founder and president Ren Zhengfei on Thursday told CBS This Morning that “we are rolling out 5G and soon we’ll welcome 6G.”The current administration has warned allies it may reconsider military relationships with countries that use Huawei.More on Geek.com:Drones, Doctors, and Disney Praise Verizon 5G at CES 2019China Preps 5G Coverage For World’s Longest Sea BridgeQualcomm’s Latest Tech Sets 5G Phones on Track for 2019
Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground, or picnic area. The refuge asks the public to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons. No tree cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area and along Ski Hill Road. Trees are free for personal use with a limit of one per household, and may not be taller than 20 feet. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announced that the Refuge will open for Christmas tree cutting from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. For additional information, contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021.
Trust Kangana Ranaut to call out everything that’s been going wrong in the industry, and she wouldn’t mince a word. Fighting a lone battle against nepotism the unfair practices in the industry, Kangana has been the torchbearer against nepotism, pay parity, me too, gender bias and many other social malpractices.Though Kangana might seem like the boss lady now, who has emerged successful by going through a lot of trials and tribulations at a young age, the fact remains that just like many of us, Kangana too was a naive kid lost in the journey of trying to establish herself in the industry. Controversies might have troubled her, but certainly hasn’t been able to break her down.Talking about how she had almost shot for soft porn, the diva recalled an incident on the show a Sit With Hitlist. Kangana recalled that Pahlaj Nihalani had once offered her a film called – I Love You Boss. Prior to the shoot of the film, for a photoshoot, Kangana was given a satin robe to wear without any undergarments or tapes and she was asked to pose her legs out of that thin, silky dress. Kangana said, “I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can’t do this.”Kangana further stated that though she went through the entire photoshoot, she had made up her mind not to shoot for the film and thus ran away. She also changed her number so that those people couldn’t contact her somehow. It was around the same time that she auditioned for Gangster and got the part.However, Kangana says that if she got into the kind of troubles she got into, they were only because she was not taking charge of her life properly and was letting things happen.Well, that was quite a revelation, wasn’t it?
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and his wife Sara, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe on 11 November in Paris. Photo: APIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back to Israel on Monday, hours after an Israeli army officer and seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, were killed after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip.The Islamic militant Hamas, which rules Gaza, said Israeli undercover forces entered the territory in a civilian vehicle late Sunday and exchanged fire with Hamas gunmen.The clashes prompted Israeli airstrikes and a salvo of rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel. An Israeli lieutenant colonel and several Hamas fighters were among those killed.The cross-border fighting came just days after Israel and Hamas reached indirect deals, backed by Qatar and Egypt, to allow cash and fuel into Gaza. It was not clear if the burst of violence would derail the arrangements which are aimed at preventing a further deterioration of conditions in Gaza, under blockade by Israel and Egypt since a 2007 Hamas takeover.The Hamas military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam, said that in Sunday’s incursion, Israeli undercover forces drove about 3 kilometers (2 miles) into southeastern Gaza and shot and killed Nour el-Deen Baraka, the group’s commander in the town of Khan Younis. Qassam members discovered the car and chased it, prompting Israeli airstrikes that killed several people, the group said.The Israeli military said militants launched 17 rockets from Gaza toward Israeli communities, where school was cancelled in response.The Israeli military chief, lieutenant general Gadi Eisenkot said a “special force” carried out “a very meaningful operation to Israel’s security,” without elaborating.Israeli military spokesman lieutenant colonel Jonathan Conricus said the operation was “not intended to kill or abduct terrorists but to strengthen Israeli security.” He said the force faced a “very complex battle” and was able to “ex-filtrate in its entirety.”Netanyahu returned to Israel on Monday morning, cutting short a trip to Paris where he had been participating in ceremonies marking 100 years since the end of World War I.The overnight violence came after several months of confrontations along the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence. Since late March, Hamas has been leading mass marches, with turnout driven by growing despair in Gaza, to try to break the border blockade. The blockade has led to over 50 per cent unemployment and chronic power outages, and the vast majority of Gazans from traveling.More than 170 demonstrators, most unarmed, have been killed by Israeli army fire in the confrontations in which some of the participants threw stones, burned tires or threw grenades toward Israeli forces.Israel says it is defending its border against militant infiltrations, but its army has come under international criticism because of the large number of unarmed protesters who have been shotLast week, Israel allowed Qatar to deliver $15 million in aid to Gaza’s cash-strapped Hamas rulers. Hamas responded by lowering the intensity of the border protest last Friday.On Sunday, Netanyahu defended his decision to allow through the Qatari cash to Gaza as a way to avert an “unnecessary war,” maintain quiet for residents of southern Israel and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the impoverished Gaza Strip.
We’ve finally got a launch date for Act V of Blizzard’s third march into the Burning Hells. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is available for preorder today.Almost two years after the initial launch of the PC version of Diablo III, Blizzard is giving users a reason to jump back in and guide their favorite characters through one more exciting chapter. Originally criticized for having a storyline that was too short and only available online, this new expansion to Diablo III comes on the heels of the highly anticipated console release and looks to re-introduce PC players to a version of the game without the Auction House.Despite being billed as a single chapter, Blizzard is charging $39.99 for the standard version of the game and $59.99 for the Digital Deluxe edition. If those prices sound familiar, it’s because Blizzard used the same setup for their Starcraft franchise recently. With a single new character, a level cap increase to 70, and a refactored loot system to compensate for the loss of the auction house, Blizzard needs to work a lot harder to convince players that this expansion is a whole new game worth of entertainment in order to justify those price tags.Like the original, Reaper of Souls includes the same high quality cinematics and intense action sequences. There’s very little in the previews that give you a sense of how big this expansion actually is, but since it is being treated as a full game there’s expectations Blizzard needs to live up to when it launches.
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems April 14, 2011 – A class I recall has been issued for the Xoft Axxent Flexishield Mini because the product may shed particles of tungsten that can be mistaken for suspicious breast calcifications during follow up X-rays or scans.The device consists of a circular silicone rubber pad containing tungsten particulate. The pad is 12.7 cm in diameter and 0.1 cm (1 mm) thick. It is designed to shape a therapeutic radiation therapy beam from a low energy source to provide a means to accommodate different shapes of treatment fields. It also limits the amount of radiation encountered by the skin or healthy tissue by shielding areas that do not need radiation therapy.The pad should be placed over the surface that needs shielding from the radiation therapy. It can be cut to accommodate the shape of the radiation therapy beam. It can be used on the skin, and it can be used to shield internal tissue from radiation therapy during intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT).This product was manufactured from Sept. 11, 2009 through June 28, 2010, and distributed nationwide from Oct. 2009 through Dec. 2010.Xoft conducted an extensive and comprehensive failure investigation and risk assessment regarding this matter. After laboratory testing and a comprehensive literature review, Xoft has concluded that there is no evidence that these tungsten particles are toxic – only a few health effects have been reported in humans with this material, each of which involved exposure at much higher levels. No permanent impairment of bodily functions or permanent damage to body structures is anticipated.On Feb. 3, 2011, the company sent an Urgent Field Removal Action letter to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer.Customers were instructed to stop using all units of the Flexishield Mini Catalog Number F5300 in their inventory and return them to the company.Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.For more information: (877) 963-8327 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | April 14, 2011 Axxent FlexiShield Mini Recalled Due to Possible False Positive Breast Exams The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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. 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Source = e-Travel Blackboard: R.M e-Travel Blackboard was honoured to be a guest last night at Captain Cook Cruises’ Ruby anniversary celebrations.Andrew Hayworth, Managing Director Sydney Harbour, welcomed guests, suppliers, staff past and present for an emotional trip down memory lane at a cocktail party aboard their vessel, Sydney 2000.Founded on Australia Day in 1970 Captain Trevor Haworth started the business operating five-dollar-a-head coffee cruises plying the beautiful Sydney harbour. Today Captain Cook Cruises operate 24 vessels in Sydney, the Murray River and in Fiji.Captain Haworth remarked “The Sea is at the heart of this business. It’s been a labour of love from the beginning and has all happened because of my darling wife Geraldine who over the years has supported me and the family. We also thank the banks, staff, tour operators, wholesalers and clients who have stood by us.We had numerous highlights from our early days of coffee and lunch cruises to the purchase of Matilda Cruises and the Pope’s visit. We have extended our business from day cruises to overnight and weekend cruises. Today we have over 400 employees, some who have served more than 30 years, many are here tonight.Captain Cook Cruises is privileged and proud to take Australia’s number one attraction, Sydney harbour, and package and present it to the world said Captain Haworth”Anthony Haworth said my father, Trevor, founder of this business had a passion and tonight our 40th Anniversary is real family event. Captain Haworth said we are immensely proud of Jackie, Anthony and Alison who are committed to developing the company. The family will guarantee the longevity of this hugely successful enterprise and carry on the family tradition.Nick Hortle CEO said Captain Cook Cruises have come through the financial crisis strongly and are well positioned to take advantage of the future. What the Haworth family have built over the years is truly as one of Australia’s great icons.Click here to view the photo from the night <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/27030/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>
United Airlines has launched non-stop flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles with the first scheduled international deployment of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.The airline celebrated the maiden flight with a ceremony at Melbourne International Airport, and passengers were greeted at check-in by Southern California icons such as Marilyn Monroe, a Dodgers baseball player, a Lakers basketball player and a surfer.United Airlines senior vice president Dave Hilfman said that the inaugural service on this game-changing new aircraft is another major milestone for United.“We’re excited to offer Melbourne passengers a non-stop service to our Los Angeles hub for the first time, and to deliver a new level of inflight comfort to our passengers with the 787-9 Dreamliner,” Mr Hilfman said.The flight will depart Melbourne Airport at 10:15 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 6:50 am the same day, with a Saturday flight also departing slightly later in the day.The return flight departs Los Angeles International Airport at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Melbourne at 8:15 a.m., two days later.With this new service, United Airlines will provide a convenient one-stop service between Melbourne and more than 37 U.S. cities.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
September 20, 2017 659 Views in Headlines, News, Technology Share Ellie Mae Ellie Mae Experience 2018 Encompass Housing Industry Conference Mortgage Industry Conference 2017-09-20 Krista Franks Brock Ellie Mae Announces 2018 Conference, Hall of Fame, Innovation Awards Ellie Mae, a technology solutions provider for the mortgage industry, announced Tuesday registration is open for Ellie Mae Experience 2018, the company’s sixth annual user conference.With an anticipated attendance of 3,300, the 2018 conference will take place at the Wynn Las Vegas with the theme, “Dare to Dream Bigger.”“Ellie Mae Experience provides the backdrop to showcase the accomplishments of our customers, the innovation that shapes mortgage industry, the networking powered by our growing connected community and the training and best practices that drive our collective success,” said Ellie Mae President and CEO, Jonathan Corr.The conference will feature keynotes, breakout sessions, and training sessions on the topics of lowering the costs of loan origination, originating more loans, and closing loans faster.Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include General Stanley A. McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Amy Purdy, 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and Three-time World Cup Gold Medalist; Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae; Joe Tyrrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy at Ellie Mae; and Jonas Moe, SVP of Market Strategy at Ellie Mae.Ellie Mae also announced Tuesday it began accepting nominations for the 2018 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame Awards and is accepting submissions for the Encompass Innovation Challenge.Industry professionals may submit nominations for the Ellie Mae Hall of Fame through October 30 in five categories: Business Growth Excellence, Compliance Automation Excellence, Digital Mortgage Excellence, Lenders’ Choice Award for Best Service Provider, and Outstanding Efficiency and ROI.“Our Ellie Mae Experience 2018 conference gives us the opportunity to recognize our esteemed customers and partners who have achieved exceptional results through their innovative use of Ellie Mae technology,” Corr said. “We look forward to receiving their nominations, hearing their success stories and ultimately honoring our mortgage industry leaders.”Ellie Mae will also recognize the winner of the Encompass Innovation Challenge at its 2018 conference.Ellie Mae Encompass users may submit their original uses of the Ellie Mae Encompass Lending Platform and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to lower origination costs, reduce the time it takes to close a loan, create high-quality compliant loans, or improve the homebuyer experience.Ellie Mae executives will judge the entries, which must include a 500-word description of the innovation. The winner will be recognized at the 2018 conference, and 10 finalists will give demonstrations of their innovations through WebEx. Submissions are due by October 30 and are accepted online.“The Customer Innovation Challenge is designed to bring our clients together to create and exchange best practices and ideas that will help drive the industry toward a fully digital mortgage while helping them become more efficient and compliant with changing regulation,” said Joe Tyrell, Ellie Mae’s EVP of Corporate Strategy. “We look forward to showcasing our clients’ creativity and ultimately helping them better serve their customers as we partner with them to power the American Dream of homeownership.”
A total of 29 land-based and gulet cruising itineraries are featured in the new 2019 Peter Sommer Travels brochure, which has just been released in print and is also available online. The new brochure reveals a record number of tours for the cultural and archaeological tour specialist, with more than 50 departures on escorted holidays, traditional gulet cruises and archaeological tours spanning Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom.The company’s first tour to Wales is also a highlight, combining expert historian and archaeologist guides, small guest groups, superb local scenery and cuisine. Other tours include a 13-day Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food; 14-day Exploring Sicily; 7-day Exploring Hadrian’s Wall; 15-day gulet cruise “Cruising the Lycian Shore”; an 8-day Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia.For full details and bookings contact Peter Sommer Travels in the UK on 0011 44 1600 888 220, email firstname.lastname@example.org 2019archaeologyBrochurescultureguletPeter Sommer Travelstours
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Comments Share A fourth round pick in 2013, Okafor missed most of his rookie season due to injury but recorded eight sacks in 13 games in 2014 while also intercepting one pass. The 24-year-old is expected to be a key part of the team’s defense going forward. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL teams worry about the offseason in part for this very reason.Arizona Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor was arrested just after 3 a.m. Monday.According to police, the Cardinals’ 2014 leader in sacks was taken into custody at 3:22 a.m. and was still in police custody as of 10:30 a.m. (Texas time). Police say they were originally called out due to a disturbance, and when they arrived Okafor ran away. He has been charged with evading on foot as well as a previous Class C misdemeanor warrant. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact