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Awards Recognize Cancer Health Professionals Volunteers

first_imgCancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a head and neck cancer surgeon, a tobacco control advocate, a volunteer group that supports cancer patients and families financially and emotionally, and a palliative care nurse who enhances quality of life for patients and families. The annual Excellence Awards in pioneer, leadership and patient care will be presented Thursday, June 13, to people who have helped further cancer prevention, treatment and care for Nova Scotia cancer patients and families. “I’d like to congratulate all of the recipients of this year’s Excellence Awards,” said David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Each recipient has made invaluable contributions to the care, treatment and advancement of cancer care in Nova Scotia. Thank you for your tremendous work.” The Excellence Awards were introduced in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “Singling one person or team out of a group of talented and dedicated health professionals and volunteers is no easy task,” said Agar Adamson, Cancer Care Nova Scotia advisory board member and chair of the 2013 Excellence Awards selection committee. “Of the 21 nominations we had to review, all were worthy of recognition. Still, with the help of a good evaluation tool and some insightful discussion among our committee of volunteers, we were able to make thoughtful decisions.” The Excellence Award recipients are: Dr. Taylor was a pioneer in establishing transoral laser microsurgey as a standard of care for early stage larynx cancers. Research confirmed that patients having minimally invasive surgery experienced improved overall results and fewer side effects than radiation therapy. Dr. Taylor raised funds for specialized equipment and trained fellow Head and Neck surgeons in the new technique. The comprehensive program he developed has changed how laryngeal cancer is treated in the Maritimes. Mr. Al-hamdani’s masters thesis showed the benefits of plain cigarette packaging to help reduce smoking rates for Canadians, lowering their risk for cancer. He has also published research about the importance of healthy public policy and has addressed emerging tobacco and alcohol control issues at conferences. He founded Saint Mary’s University Tobacco and Alcohol Research Society, a student-run organization to improve the health and well-being of students and which is helping Saint Mary’s become a smoke-free campus this fall. The Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund Society was created in 2004 by Ms. Shelley d’Eon of Barrington, in memory of her mother, who died of pancreatic cancer at 57. Using funds from her mother’s life insurance policy, she and volunteers have organized and hosted fundraising events, including the annual Walk for a Cause, which has become one of the area’s largest community events. The walk celebrates local cancer survivors, honours loved ones who have died, and supports and encourages people with cancer. The society has helped more than 200 cancer patients in the area. Throughout her 34-year career, Ms. MacDonald has helped keep patient-centred care as a top priority and has worked to ensure patients get the best care possible. She was a keen advocate for the care of persons with disabilities at end-of-life, bringing about policy changes, and was instrumental in developing a symptom-relief kit for palliative care home patients. Dr. Carman Giacomantonio, chief medical director, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, said this year’s award recipients represent the many talented and dedicated health professionals and volunteers in Nova Scotia’s cancer system. “Cancer patients and families are at heart of why we do what we do,” said Dr. Giacomantonio. “Routinely, teams meet to discuss issues and ways to improve treatment and care, but rarely do we stop to celebrate our successes. Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Excellence Awards is intended to do just that, to recognize and pay tribute to all of who work daily to treat and care for Nova Scotia cancer patients and families.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a Department of Health and Wellness program, was created in 1998 to facilitate quality cancer prevention and care for Nova Scotians. Through professional education, and developing clinical standards, Cancer Care Nova Scotia supports health professionals in providing patients with high-quality care. Pioneer: Dr. Mark Taylor, Halifax, head and neck surgeon, Capital Health, Leadership: Mohammed Al-hamdani, Halifax, PhD candidate, Saint Mary’s University Patient Care for a Volunteer: the Rosalin Nickerson Care Fund Society, Barrington, South West Health Patient Care for a Health Professional: Lynn MacDonald, Antigonish, palliative care nurse, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authoritylast_img read more

Kovind Naidu Modi greet people on EidulFitr

first_imgNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the several leaders who greeted the people on Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday. The President, on his official Twitter handle, said the festival strengthens people’s belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The festival of Idu’l Fitr strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. May this happy occasion bring joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives,” he said. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said the festival “inspires the mankind to enshrine the values of truthfulness and compassion in their day-to-day actions and conduct”. Modi also took to Twitter to wish the people on the occasion. “May this special day ignite the spirit of harmony, compassion and peace in our society. May everyone be blessed with happiness,” he said. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too wished the people. Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also greeted the people on the occasion.last_img read more

We have to draw that line in the sand says AFN candidate

first_imgAPTN National NewsTORONTO–Like other candidates, former Treaty 3 grand chief and lawyer Diane Kelly believes the Assembly of First Nations is at a crossroad.“We have to take action now. Our future depends on it. When it comes to treaties, our treaties as we all know are a description of our inherent rights and a description of our inherent jurisdiction,” she said.Kelly relied on stories about her traditional upbringing and anecdotes from her time as grand chief to get her points across. She recalled an Elder speaking about the intent of the treaties.“And as he was speaking, he bent down and picked up a handful of soil. There was some stones in there, some twigs and some grass. And as he was explaining he held it here, and then he opened his fingers up and some of the soil fell through but the twigs, the grass, the rocks, were still in his hand. This is all we agreed to share. But this belongs to us,” she said.Kelly is one of eight candidates vying for the position of national chief of the AFN. She was speaking during the candidate’s forum during the AFN gathering in Toronto where chiefs will vote for national chief on Wednesday.Kelly said all treaties in Canada, regardless of the region, should be a priority for the AFN. But she said the time for researching those treaties is long past.“The next step is to take legal action. There are times when we have to take legal action. We have to draw that line in the sand and stand up and take action,” she said.If elected, Kelly said she would immediately work on four issues; resource revenue sharing, strengthening treaty rights, health benefits for the most vulnerable and making the AFN more accessible to all First Nation citizens.And she had a very specific timeline for those actions: 150 days.“The reason I have picked 150 days is that will bring us back to the December (AFN) assembly where we can deliberate and decide on how to move forward,” she said.last_img read more

Civic body empowers engineers to take tough action for disaster management

first_imgKolkata: The executive engineers of the borough offices under the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) have been empowered to take action for disaster management in their specific jurisdictional areas.A notification in this regard has recently been issued by KMC commissioner Khalil Ahmed which states that the executive engineers will be able to take important decisions related to disaster management. According to the notification, the borough engineers can take decisions whether a dangerous building needs to be vacated immediately and can also make arrangements to prevent losses during any natural disasters. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation presently has 16 boroughs under its jurisdiction that covers all the 144 wards in the city. The borough engineers can also take action as per law against any illegal construction under their jurisdictional area by informing their higher authority. Till date, the decision regarding evacuation from dangerous buildings was taken from the central office of the civic body. It may be mentioned that KMC has already issued notices to several old and dangerous buildings in the city under the amended Building Laws, Section 412 A of KMC Act 1980. The amendment empowers the civic body to acquire old buildings whose owners refuse to repair them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe civic body is slapping notices to the owners and in case they are tenanted structures, asks them to hold meeting with the tenants and get them repaired at their own expense. The KMC will soon stop issuing fresh licences or renew the same for carrying out business in dangerous buildings in the city. There are around 3,000 dangerous buildings in the city and a number of them are dilapidated. Many of these buildings are used as business establishments. There are shops as well as bazaar in these buildings. “If such a dangerous building collapses then it may prove fatal both for the buyers and the sellers. A number of unsafe buildings recently caved-in resulting in death of a few people. So, we decided to act tough in this matter for the safety of the citizens,” an official ofw KMC’s building department said.last_img read more

Egypt detains US citizen, 38 others for torching tram

first_imgCAIRO- Egypt has detained 39 people, including a U.S. citizen, accused of torching a tram during a protest against the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, judicial sources said Saturday.The accused, who were placed in 15-day preventive detention, were members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, the sources said, adding that they were also accused of rioting and attacking policemen on Friday during protests in Cairo.On Friday the interior ministry said students linked to the Muslim Brotherhood had torched a tram carriage in Cairo’s eastern district of Heliopolis. Sources said Saturday that one of the detainees had a US passport, but it was unclear if he held other citizenship.Islamist backers of Morsi have regularly staged protests against the country’s new military-installed authorities since his July 3 ouster.On Friday, a young boy and a man were killed as supporters and opponents of Morsi clashed in several parts of Egypt, including in Cairo, officials said.The confrontations came as pro-Morsi groups called for a week of anti-military protests under the slogan “Massacre of the Century” — a reference to the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps on August 14 in which hundreds of people, mainly Morsi supporters, were killed.Authorities have launched a sweeping crackdown on Islamists in recent months, arresting some 2,000 people, including most of the top leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most well-organized Islamist movement.Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, is himself in custody on charges of inciting violence during clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.last_img read more

UN and TimorLeste appeal for additional funds to aid displaced

The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in Timor-Leste, Finn Reske-Nielsen, and Prime Minister Estanislau da Silva officially launched the Consolidated Appeal (CAP) Mid-year Review for the country at a ceremony today in Dili.“There is no short term solution to the internal displacement situation in Timor-Leste, therefore we need to design our assistance programs with a medium term perspective,” said Mr. Reske-Nielsen, who is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the small nation of the nation which the world body shepherded to independence in 2002.Some $16 million had been requested in the original CAP for January to June 2007 which was launched at the beginning of this year. The revision brings the total appeal for humanitarian projects in Timor-Leste from January to December 2007 to $34.2 million. To date, 46 per cent of these requirements have been met.The money will fund over 50 projects in ten sectors, namely, agriculture, camp management, coordination, economic recovery, education, food, health, protection, shelter, and water and sanitation. The CAP is the international community’s most important tool for raising resources for humanitarian action. Last week, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, launched the Mid-Year Review of the CAP for 2007 in Geneva. Six months after the launch of the global Humanitarian Appeal 2007, the UN, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and 220 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require $2.5 billion to respond to the world’s most severe crises. 25 July 2007The United Nations and the Government of Timor-Leste have appealed for almost $18 million in additional funds to address the ongoing humanitarian needs of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Southeast Asian nation for the rest of this year. read more

International history of slavery conference set for Feb 8 at Brock University

A group of Brock graduate students in the Master of Arts in Classics program have spent the last few months organizing the Feb. 8 conference on the history of slavery.There is a brief pause as a group of graduate students in the Master of Arts in Classics program consider an underlining question to an upcoming international conference on the history of slavery.They are asked if they can envision a world that is free of slavery.Their answer is unanimous – unfortunately not.“I don’t see a world without slavery in our lifetime,” says one student, as others nod in agreement. “I think we can hope to lessen the frequency and make things better by purposely looking back over history.”The discussion takes off as the group offers reasons why individuals are living in conditions of forced bondage around the world.“Sadly, slavery is a very lucrative business and that hasn’t changed,” says one student.“It’s not something that we talk about in Western society as a contemporary problem,” adds another student. “Slavery is universally condemned but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. In some ways it’s cultural to have rights over people. Prostitution and sex slavery is the big form that it takes in today’s world.”The students were inspired to organize the event through a recent course they took on slavery taught by Associate Professor Allison Glazebrook. They say the conference is a means of bringing researchers together to create a greater understanding of what slavery has meant for society throughout history and what it means for us today.The students involved in organizing the conference are: Itay Avitzur, David Farag, Emma Fotino, Andrew Fulham, Jesse Johnston, Tessa Little, Molly McMeekin, Sarah Robinson, Jon Snyder and Ana Wagner.Farag and Robinson are among nine Canadian and American graduate students who will give presentations Feb. 8.Farag will talk about his study of female slaves and free characters found in the writings of a Greek playwright. Robinson’s presentation will focus on her research into the occupations held by freed women in classical Athens.“We know more about modern slavery than ancient slavery because we have personal accounts, we watch movies about slavery like 12 Years a Slave and just last year many events were held to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman,” Farag says. “It’s important to understand how modern slavery developed out of precedents found in the Roman and Greek world. The conference presentations will provide evidence and explain concepts and methods of slavery that connect from ancient to modern times.”The conference runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Sankey Chamber. Michele George of the Department of Classics at McMaster University will give a keynote address to close the conference. George has completed extensive research on Roman slavery and the archaeology of slavery.The conference is open to the public. For more information, email or see details online read more

Slovenian TOP teams to play SEHA GAZPROM league

seha gazprom league Board of Slovenian League accepted demand of two best teams RK Celje Pivovarna Laško and RK Gorenje Velenje to play in the SEHA GAZPROM League. Two best teams will play in regional competition from the start of 2016/2017 season.Currently, league has 12 teams, but it is expected that Hungarian champions MVM Veszprem leave the competition. ← Previous Story Swedish Play Off: Kristianstad extend winning strike Next Story → Kielce TV before Flensburg: Game about everything

Christine ODonnell Blames Bad Software for Fundraising Snafu

first_imgChristine O’Donnell, everyone’s favorite “non-witch” Republican, says it’s not her fault that her campaign fundraising reports are riddled with errors and inaccuracies.The incorrect data, which has triggered a federal investigation, was because of a software glitch, she claims. Her lawyer says every false record is because of an “ongoing mistake automatically entered by the software and certain other mistakes identified through the compliance review conducted over the past several months.”According to media reports, O’Donnell originally claimed she only raised $7.3 million but she later changed that figure. Also up for questioning is the way she used that money, as there are allegations the funds, which are legally required to be used for campaign functions only, went toward her rent and personal debt.Via Politicolast_img read more

Poll Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed

first_imgPoll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting? 41,149 Views It depends on the name (3404) Poll Results: No (9935) Don’t know (391) http://jrnl.ie/3244640 227 Comments Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. YesNoIt depends on the nameDon’t knowVote Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Imagescenter_img By Rónán Duffy Short URL Yes (7665) Queen Elizabeth II visits the English Market in Cork. Image: Anwar Hussein/PA Images A CAMPAIGN LED by a Cork councillor has been painting over street signs that sound like they are connected to the British Empire.The campaign says that streets such as Victoria Street, named after the 19th century British monarch, are an insult to those who died in the Great Famine.While many Irish streets were renamed after independence, some British nomenclature remains.Today we’re asking, Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Share Tweet Email Friday 17 Feb 2017, 9:39 AM Feb 17th 2017, 9:39 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

HSE admits Navan day service not upandrunning fully after unit closure

first_img Image: Wayne Forde By Michelle Hennessy Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6:01 AM http://jrnl.ie/3452183 Image: Wayne Forde In correspondence to Forde, Siobhán McArdle, Head of Mental Health Services acknowledged the new day hospital facility is “not fully operational yet”.“It is currently used by the community mental health team in Navan, but this will be extended as the reconfiguration of community mental health services progresses in Meath,” she explained.The teams who will feed in to, and be working in, the Day Hospital will be accommodated in Beaufort House, which is located adjacent to the unit in Our Lady’s Hospital. The refurbishment of Beaufort House to accommodate these teams was only completed this week (June 2017) and the teams are expected to move in the coming weeks.She added that a new additional consultant and milti-disciplinary team is being recruited for the Navan area in the coming months.“This additional team will also be feeding to the Day Hospital. Once operational, we expect a significant increase in patient activity to be delivered from the day hospital in line with Vision for Change.”Forde said the HSE has “once again put the cart before the horse taking away acute services from a hospital with no plan”.“All these services and increase in services should have all happened prior to the shafting of the acute psychiatric unit in Navan 24/7,” he said.“A lot of people in Meath can not get access to Drogheda in emergency situations, where patients might have a nervous breakdown, or an acute psychiatric episode.”‘People are dying on waiting lists’: Harris urged to fix health service once and for all Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7,362 Views HSE admits Navan day service not up-and-running fully after unit closure A local councillor said mental health is being “ignored” and patients are suffering as a result. Share105 Tweet Email5 Jun 21st 2017, 6:01 AM Former Christian Brother would ‘lick’ pupils’ dirty ears clean and fondle their privates, court told THE HSE HAS confirmed it still does not have a fully operational mental health day service in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, Co Meath nine months after it closed the acute psychiatric unit there.The closure last September was part of a plan to provide a centralised acute service out of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. A psychiatric facility in Ardee, Co Louth, was also closed as part of this plan, though the new unit provides for fewer beds than the two closed units combined.Following the closure of the unit in Navan, a ‘Mental Health Day Hospital’ was opened in that space in the hospital so that some local supports would still be in place.However the HSE has admitted it still does not have the full staff or facilities in place for this day service.The issue was highlighted by local councillor Wayne Forde who told TheJournal.ie that this time last year “the psychiatric unit was open 24/7 and was packed”.“This day unit is open 9.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. There’s a pool table in there, all the beds have been removed. They’ve even taken chairs out of rooms people used for counselling.Only around three or four people seem to go now per day. Sometimes no one goes and it’s not open at all. Mental health is being very badly ignored and patients are suffering. 4 Comments last_img read more

Depuis le début de lannée 21 rhinocéros ont été abattus en Afrique

first_imgDepuis le début de l’année, 21 rhinocéros ont été abattus en Afrique du SudEn dépit de la lutte féroce menée contre le braconnage dans le pays, 21 rhinocéros ont déjà été abattus par des braconniers depuis le début de l’année en Afrique du Sud. Une nouvelle alarmante annoncée par l’agence des Parcs naturels sud-africains.L’intensification de la lutte contre le braconnage ne semble hélas pas porter ses fruits en Afrique du Sud, où les forces de l’ordre n’hésitent pourtant pas à tuer les braconniers lorsque ces derniers se montrent trop menaçants. Depuis le début de l’année, cinq braconniers ont ainsi été abattus, tandis que deux autres ont été blessés et 31 arrêtés par la police. Mais au cours de la même période, ce sont 21 rhinocéros qui ont été victimes d’un braconnage de plus en plus organisé et sophistiqué. Ces animaux menacés sont abattus pour leurs cornes, très prisées en Asie notamment, pour leurs prétendues vertus médicinales.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosEn 2010, 333 rhinocéros ont ainsi été tués. Un record historique (voir notre article). Cette perte fut “terrible et nous sommes déterminés à ce qu’elle ne se reproduise pas en 2011”, a assuré le directeur de l’agence des Parcs naturels sud-africains David Mabunda, dans un communiqué rapporté par Sciences et Avenir. Et d’ajouter : “N’importe quelle personne impliquée dans le braconnage sera un cible de choix pour nos enquêteurs”.A l’automne dernier, une unité de police criminelle spécialisée dans la lutte contre le braconnage a été créée en Afrique du Sud, tandis que les parcs abritant des rhinocéros ont mis en place de nombreuses mesures de prévention pour lutter contre le trafic des cornes. Certaines ont ainsi été équipées de puces GPS, d’autres tout simplement coupées, ou imprégnées de produits toxiques les rendant invendables. Mais comme le déplore Pelham Jones, de l’Association privée des rhinocéros, cette intensification de la lutte n’a pas permis d’enrayer le massacre des rhinocéros, un animal ayant été tué toutes les 26 heures l’année dernière dans le pays. “Nous n’avons pas vu une baisse drastique en janvier. Je ne crois pas que la situation s’améliore”, s’alarme Pelham Jones.Le 1 février 2011 à 18:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ancestral Diet Changes Might Have Given Us the F Word Study Finds

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Human speech sounds are shared worldwide, and a new study suggests that ancestral human diet changes might have caused “f” and “v” sounds in global languages.A group of international scientists, which published their findings in Science, are contradicting the theory stating that all possible human sounds have remained the same since humans emerged 300,000 years ago, CNN reported.The team was inspired by linguist Charles Hockett, who in 1985, proposed that early hunter-gatherers would have a difficult time saying “f” and “v” sounds, due to their edge-to-edge bite, which involves the teeth meeting evenly at the front of the mouth. Even though hunter-gatherers were born with overbites, they would eventually shift to edge-to-edge bites, since they consumed a harder and tougher diet. Hockett was suggesting that “f” and “v” sounds were probably relatively new to human speech, especially when early humans started eating softer foods.How our diet has influenced our bite—and how we say “f” and “v,” a new bond for Iron, a special section on pediatric cancer in this week’s issue. https://t.co/CuMJLoD7pq pic.twitter.com/vmtZiv8bCc— Science Magazine (@sciencemagazine) March 14, 2019Scientists decided to test Hockett’s hypothesis, but expanded it by analyzing linguistics, anthropology, and phonetics, Gizmodo noted. The team, which used biomechanical computer models that copied human speech, discovered that softer foods enabled humans to keep their overbite, which would place the upper teeth a little bit in front of the lower teeth.“In Europe, our data suggests that the use of labiodentals has increased dramatically only in the last couple of millennia, correlated with the rise of food processing technology such as industrial milling,” Steven Moran, the study’s author, said in a University of Zurich press release. “The influence of biological conditions on the development of sounds has so far been underestimated.”The team found that having an overbite makes it easier to pronounce labiodentals, also known as consonants generated with the lower lip and the upper teeth. According to the team, it required 29 precent less energy to produce consonants with an overbite. With the help of a soft foods diet and an overbite, “f” and “v” sounds could have become more popular in the past and led to some of the words spoken today, including “vacuum” and the “F-word.” “Our results shed light on complex causal links between cultural practices, human biology and language,” Balthasar Bickel, project leader and UZH professor, said in the press release. “They also challenge the common assumption that, when it comes to language, the past sounds just like the present.”More on Geek.com:Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles for Stonehenge Pork RoastsDeep-Sea Explorers Discover Wreck of WWII Aircraft Carrier USS WaspHundreds of Artifacts From Nazi Massacre Unearthed in German Forest Stay on targetlast_img read more

Gustavo Dudamel Awards John Williams On GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends

first_imgVenezuelan conductor and Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel presents a Trustees Award to conductor/composer John Williams during a concert celebrating the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards recipieJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2018 – 5:51 pm Venezuelan conductor, violinist and Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel has the perfect words to describe the work of GRAMMY-winning conductor, composer and pianist John Williams, who has composed film scores for iconic films like Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Harry Potter. News “He’s writing the soundtrack of our lives, so we cannot disconnect a moment of your life without a melody of a movie that John wrote,” Dudamel told the Recording Academy.On the upcoming “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,” Dudamel presents Williams with the Trustees Award. Williams has been the music director and laureate conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and continues relationships with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he’s composed scores for many iconic movies, including Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park and Amistad. Anne Akiko Meyers will be honoring Williams with a performance of “Shindler’s List.” “He’s at the service [of’] the music,” Dudamel shared. “And that for us as young artists, in my case, is an example [of] that humble approach from a giant to the music, so that is something unique.”Watch the award presentation during the special tribute concert that will air on PBS at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 (check your local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf.”GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” To Air On PBS Oct. 5 Email Gustavo Dudamel Awards John Williams On “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Facebook Gustavo Dudamel Awards John Williams gustavo-dudamel-awards-john-williams-grammy-salute-music-legends NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 4, 2018 – 5:47 pm Gustavo Dudamel Presents Award To John Williams Twitter last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Train Station Not Detox Center Should Be Built

first_imgDear Editor,There are many great minds and people with high intellect in town that are not in our government. How about reaching out to people through your website and asking for ideas? Below is my suggestion for a site use. I think that you could tie it into a contest like a raffle where the winner is awarded with a prize.There should be intense negotiations to work a deal out with the property owner to not build a detox center but rather build a beautiful train station with an eatery, underground parking, and some senior citizen and veteran’s apartments above. The state and the town should bend over backwards to accomplish this with a sewer connection, expedited permits, supplemental funding, tax relief or tax elimination and even a reduction in our MBTA assessment. This site could be absolutely beautiful with a design that would be the envy of the state.Sincerely,Kevin MacDonaldLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Candidate Kevin MacDonald Offers Solutions To N. Wilmington Commuter Rail StationIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: These Questions Must Be Asked Regarding The Proposed Detox CenterIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: MacDonald, Marsh & O’Mahony Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

Kinect 2 image leaks

first_imgIf a Microsoft job posting can be believed we are set to get a new Xbox on store shelves by March 2014 at the latest. Regardless of when it does eventually arrive (my money is on November 2013), it will bring with it a new version of the Kinect motion sensor [%displayPrice% at %seller%].Xbox 720 development kits, codenamed Durango, are thought to already be in the hands of key developers. Along with the base hardware, those kits also include Kinect 2 prototype units, allowing Kinect functionality to be worked with and included in launch titles.It seems an image claiming to be output from the Kinect 2 has leaked on to the web. You can see that image above.It comes courtesy of Twitter users DaE whose profile says he’s a system admin, nothing more. There’s been no additional information from him since, either. However, The Verge has checked with others and confirmed this is a test image from the Kinect 2 hardware.What is clear to see is the added detail and depth the new motion sensor has. We all expected Kinect 2 to be much more accurate, to the point where it can read lips and gauge moods, and now we have evidence to show that it is. It even looks like individual fingers can be detected very accurately by the sensor, which could make for some interesting new game interactions.Increased accuracy should translate into better control and avoid problems like that experienced in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. However, most gamers will be more concerned about what the console hardware can achieve in terms of performance and visual output, and how good the physical Xbox 720 controller turns out to be.via DaE’s Twitter account and The Vergelast_img read more

IS blows up Syria gas pipeline Monitor

first_imgJihadists from the Islamic State group blew up a pipeline feeding natural gas from eastern Syria to the suburbs of the capital Damascus early today, a monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS blew up the pipeline near the T-4 military airport in the east of central Homs province shortly after midnight. “This pipeline was used to carry gas into the suburbs of Damascus and Homs to generate electricity and provide heating in individual homes,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenIS has seized a number of oil and gas fields in Homs province, most recently during its offensive on the ancient city of Palmyra. These fields were key to Syria’s embattled regime, which relied on them for power generation in its dwindling areas of control. “Any hit to the regime’s gas supply is important, because its resources are very low,” Abdel Rahman said.While IS has made use of oil fields it has captured to generate income, processing natural gas is much trickier, according to Yezid Sayigh, an analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut.Blowing up gas pipelines demonstrates that “the name of its game for now is denial of key resources to the regime,” Sayigh wrote recently.last_img read more

Costa Rica US call for extradition law to fight organized crime

first_imgU.S. Ambassador Anne S. Andrew said the Liberty Reserve case highlights the need in Costa Rica for an extradition law for nationals.David Boddiger Officials from the United States and Costa Rica on Wednesday said they need more streamlined and efficient measures to help prevent Costa Rica from being used as a base of operations for organized criminal groups, such as Liberty Reserve, a massive online currency operation that the U.S. feds shut down last Friday.Liberty Reserve owners and managers are accused of laundering some $6 billion in the past seven years from a base of operations in the suburbs southwest and north of Costa Rica’s capital.“As Liberty Reserve and other recent cases demonstrate, organized crime, with its illicit and violent activities, is already a threat to Costa Rica,” U.S. Ambassador Anne S. Andrew said. “One of the priorities of our government is to dismantle these organizations.”Following a meeting with Costa Rican officials to analyze bilateral cooperation on security affairs, Andrew said she wants to “send a clear and strong message that Costa Rica will not be a refuge for transnational criminals.” Police also seized several documents and computers, evidence they said would be turned over to U.S. authorities, who also participated in the raids.Costa Rican officials also said they were exploring the possibility of forming a special organized crime tribunal within the judicial branch. Facebook Comments Costa Rican authorities confiscated more than $1 million worth of luxury automobiles during last Friday’s raid of Liberty Reserve-linked homes and offices. Courtesy of OIJcenter_img Agents from the U.S., Spain and Costa Rica last Thursday and Friday arrested most of the top collaborators of Liberty Reserve, and searched several offices and homes linked to the group, which has operated in Costa Rica since 2006.Two other primary players in the business – one a naturalized Costa Rican from Morocco and the other born here – remain at large.In announcing a three-count indictment in New York on Tuesday against several Liberty Reserve operators, U.S. officials referred to the company as the “bank” of the criminal underworld.In Costa Rica, officials arrested a Russian man named Maxim Chukharev, 27, believed to have helped run the company’s technical infrastructure. He awaits an extradition request by the U.S.The leader of the group, Arthury Budovsky, was arrested on Friday in Spain en route to Costa Rica from Morocco. Budovsky renounced his U.S. citizenship last year and became a naturalized Costa Rican through an arranged marriage, The Tico Times reported on Monday.Costa Ricans are protected by the constitution from extradition to the U.S., except in certain drug trafficking cases.“It shouldn’t be easier to become a naturalized Costa Rican than it is to obtain residency. We have to be more demanding with whom we allow to be naturalized,” Public Security Minister Mario Zamora said.The minister said the administration would push for a new law that would allow the judicial branch to extradite Costa Ricans on a case-by-case basis.Zamora said adopting such a law would be a “solid message, not only to Costa Ricans, but also to foreigners who seek to become naturalized Costa Ricans to avoid prosecution.”Gustavo Mata, assistant director of the Judicial Investigation Police, acknowledged that Liberty Reserve was used as a virtual financial platform “by different organized criminal groups who participate in human, drugs and weapons trafficking, and child pornography.”Among the items seized by Costa Rican police last Friday were luxury vehicles worth more than $1 million, including a 2012 Jaguar and three Rolls Royce autos, some of which, a source told The Tico Times, were allegedly paid for in cash. Related posts:Costa Rican arrested in Spain for alleged financial crimes Liberty Reserve: A cyberweb of intrigue A Russian patsy or high-tech criminal? Liberty Reserve: Suspects plead not guilty in fraud probelast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The coach said with more than three weeks left until the regular season opener, there should be enough time to get the five-time Pro Bowl selection to where he and the team want him to be. Abraham wouldn’t put a timetable on his return to the field.“We’re taking it day-by-day right now,” he said, adding that he does not want to rush himself and risk getting injured. While he has been absent over the last few weeks, his teammates have been getting in shape and hitting each other, getting ready for the season. “I don’t want to put myself in jeopardy of trying to come back too fast and getting injured and missing more time than I need to.”But for now, just being around is enough.Abraham wouldn’t elaborate on why exactly he was away, only referring to it as “personal stuff” that had less to do with the DUI than people think. “I’m just going to let that handle itself, because I’m still going through that, but it was more just personal stuff,” he said. “Just handling personal stuff in life. Just getting back so I would have a clear mind when I got back.”Abraham struck a markedly different tone than the one he displayed in statement that was released just a couple weeks ago, where he apologized for what he had done and said he was working to “handle” his personal business. Back with the team, he was much more positive . Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. — John Abraham is finally back with the Arizona Cardinals.After thanking team president Michael Bidwill, head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim, among others, for their understanding of the personal issues that kept him away from the team, the veteran linebacker said he was glad to be back and is ready to get back to football.It’s been a long time coming for Abraham, the NFL’s active sack leader who had 11.5 quarterback sacks last season and is once again expected to anchor the Cardinals’ defense. A veteran of 14 NFL seasons with three different teams, Abraham is still regarded as one of the premier sack artists in the game. His 53 total tackles last season represented his highest mark since 2005, showing he may have more left in the tank than was believed. His 133.5 career sacks place him ninth on the NFL’s all-time list, and he’d like to climb up that list a bit more. He’s specifically eyeing former New York Giant Michael Strahan, who is fifth with 141.5.That’s part of the reason why, he said, there was never any thought to walking away from the game and not coming back at all.“Hell no,” he said when asked if he considered it. “That would have been dumb as hell for me to do that. Football has given a lot to me. The Cardinals have given a lot to me; even have the advantage of still playing football. A lot of people kind of gave up on me after Atlanta let me go, and to come back and be blessed to play…and I’ve still got to get like nine sacks to so I can get Strahan, so that’s one of my goals. I can’t do that sitting on the couch.” – / 15 But for now, after an offseason that saw him get arrested for DUI in Georgia in June, he’s just happy to be with his team.“Just being back to see the guys. I’ve been doing this for more than half my life, so just being around football, seeing the fans, seeing old teammates, just being around, just having a positive thing,” he said. “And knowing that we are trying to do something this year — this is definitely a good situation.”Abraham, 36, declared himself to be in “no-camp” shape, meaning he’s not quite ready to get back on the field and be himself just yet. He added that he’s been doing this long enough to where he won’t need a lot of time to get back into the swing of things, but understands that being away as long as he has did set him back a bit.When he is ready to play, Arians said Abraham will be inserted right back into the starting lineup. “We’ll just see what kind of condition he’s in and get him physically ready, but yeah, he’s going to be our starting Will linebacker, there ain’t no doubt about that,” he said. “He’s never been out of those plans.” And his teammates are happy to have him.While he was speaking to the media, Darnell Dockett interrupted to the session to give his teammate a hug and welcome him back, while Sam Acho and defensive line coach Brentson Buckner shouted well wishes from across the way.“You always want to be supportive,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “I’m pretty sure there are certain guys on this team that he’ll talk to and lean on, that he has an intimate relationship with. Other guys, just making sure that, kind of watching out for him and making sure everything is up to par.”Alexander added that every player has their own issues to deal with, so the team will have little problem bringing Abraham back into the fold, regardless of what’s been going on off the field. The team is welcoming back an impact starter, after all.“If it was an issue where I had to work for it, I would have no problem with that,” he said of his role with the team. “But knowing the guys, and they know me. Getting a relationship with the guys that I have now, I think they know what kind of guy and what kind of player I am. I put the numbers up and they know when I get in football season I’m football John.”last_img read more

NEW YORK NY NEWS 1130 – Actress Uma Thurman ha

first_img NEW YORK, NY. (NEWS 1130) – Actress Uma Thurman has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and director Quentin Tarantino of making her perform a dangerous car stunt that injured her.Thurman is quoted in The New York Times on Saturday as saying Weinstein attacked her in London. She says he pushed her down and tried to shove himself on her and expose himself.Weinstein’s representatives say he acknowledges making an “awkward pass” but denies physical assault.Thurman says when she expressed fear about driving a possibly faulty car in Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” he insisted.Video shows Thurman crashing into a tree. She says she left a hospital in a neck brace with damaged knees and a concussion.Tarantino hasn’t responded to a request for comment. Summary by The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2018 10:18 am PDT Last Updated Feb 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Uma Thurman levels accusations against Weinstein, Tarantino FILE – In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Uma Thurman arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Thurman wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, saying in a cryptic online post that he doesn’t “deserve a bullet.” Thurman starred in the Weinstein-produced films “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” films. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) center_img Hollywood actress opens up about alleged assault at the hands of Harvey WeinsteinWeinstein acknowledges making an “awkward pass” at Uma Thurman Harvey Weinstein|quentin tarantino|Uma Thurman Related Stories UK film academy ousts Harvey Weinstein over sex abuse claimsRose McGowan to Harvey Weinstein: There was no consentNYPD says it is building rape case against Harvey Weinstein last_img read more