This World Cup has been about romanticism. From small teams putting their big hearts on the field to players showing excellent courage, the tournament in Russia has been the quintessential romantic ballad. And the whole story attached to that romaticism came to a perfect end on Sunday when the rain started pouring as the presentation ceremony began.It was all a perfect end to a brilliant tournament — unpredictable and beautiful.However, amidst all that beautiful footballing love story, Vladimir Putin gave social media its big joke. Even as the rain started pouring, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic stood at the podium, giving away medals and words of encouragement to both the teams.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThey did all that as the rain kept pouring and their clothes kept soaking up all that water.Russian president Putin, stood right in the middle of them, but he did not get drenched. Because he was the only one who had a man standing behind him with the umbrella over his head.As the world leaders beside him got outpoured by the rain, Putin stood straight in his impeccable suit without a hint of water on it.Also read – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersOf course, social media was not going to miss that. Twitter immediately went abuzz with the moment of absolutely uniqueness.Some had a laugh over how Russia had just one umbrella to spare while some took a dig at the hospitality offered by Russia right at the fag end of the tournament.advertisementAlso read – World Cup 2018 final: Russian punk band invades pitch. Watch videoFor all comments, the moment indeed was a unique end to a month of exhilarating footballing entertainment. Right at the end though, it was Putin’s umbrella that hogged all the limelight.It’s now absolutely bucketing down at the Luzhniki. Lackeys have appeared with umbrellas for the heads of state and FIFA dignitaries. Putin was the first to get his umbrella as Infantino, Macron and the Croatian president got soaked.Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) July 15, 2018Bucketing down now. They’ve only brought one umbrella, and it’s for Putin. He is NOT sharing it.Rory Smith (@RorySmith) July 15, 2018Putin having his own Umbrella Guy while everyone else gets soaking wet in the rain is an absolute power move pic.twitter.com/KAoi8gXhUkClemquon (@TheClemReport) July 15, 2018Putin outsmarts other world leaders yet again by bringing an umbrella to a torrential downpour, while leaving Macron and Grabar-Kitarovic to soak pic.twitter.com/PYHNJsOvRxmax seddon (@maxseddon) July 15, 2018As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. pic.twitter.com/KYzhucLPJMsouthpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 15, 2018Do they only have one umbrella in Russia?!! ????Siobhan ?????? (@Sio_Chamberlain) July 15, 2018Umbrella priorities:Putin > World cup trophyAnirban Dasgupta (@adg_5) July 15, 2018Putin having a henchman hold an umbrella over him while the presidents of FIFA, France or Croatia get drenched is the ultimate boss move pic.twitter.com/iY5vpikajiSamuel Army (@BarstoolSam) July 15, 2018Talk about Russian hospitality. #Putin under the only umbrella while Macron & Kitarovic soaking. #Worldcup2018Russia pic.twitter.com/9R2hKJb4ikTara Kangarlou (@tarakangarlou) July 15, 2018Putin being the only one with an umbrella is hilarious pic.twitter.com/T1dEjjRRlaDusty (@DustinGiebel) July 15, 2018Only Putin gets an umbrella. ????????So Macron and Kolinda can stay wet. #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/y6PjVbSec3Omo Ojeomogha (@OmoFizzy) July 15, 2018So the Russians only remembered an umbrella for their own President Putin… left the leaders of France and Croatia out in the rain for minutes… pretty much sums up todays international politics. #WorldCup18 pic.twitter.com/W5UDTTwMxSKeir Simmons (@KeirSimmons) July 15, 2018Why does only Putin get an umbrella? #WorldCupFinalNorm Kelly (@norm) July 15, 2018MVP of tournament: Putins umbrella guy. #WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/Nm3VAEW1IMJacob Rossi (@JacobARossi) July 15, 2018Meanwhile, France became the world champions after defeating Croatia 4-2 in 90 minutes of demanding and exhilarating football.Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal to give Russia the lead before Ivan Perisic scored to restore parity. However, he soon handled the ball in the penalty area and France got a penalty after a VAR review. Antoine Griezmann slotted home from the spot to give France a 2-1 lead at half time.France came out all guns blazing in the second half and within the first 20 mins, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored two stunning goals to give France a 4-1 lead.Also read – France equal 60-year-old record to win second World CupadvertisementMandzukic did get one back, courtesy a blunder from Hugo Lloris but in the end, France had done enough.
Story Highlights It is being undertaken over two years with the USAID contributing US$3 million and the Government of Jamaica US$1 million. A total of 130 schools have been equipped with hand-held metal detectors and walk-through devices installed in five institutions under the US$4 million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project. The initiative, launched in June 2017, involves partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is being coordinated by the National Education Trust (NET). A total of 130 schools have been equipped with hand-held metal detectors and walk-through devices installed in five institutions under the US$4 million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project.The initiative, launched in June 2017, involves partnership between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is being coordinated by the National Education Trust (NET).It is being undertaken over two years with the USAID contributing US$3 million and the Government of Jamaica US$1 million.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (August 14), Project Manager, Yvonne Brown, explained that the objective is to transform schools and surrounding areas into safe zones, and reduce violence among students and youths ages 10-29. She noted that a “multilayered and multi-sectoral approach” is being undertaken aimed at engaging communities, parents, and public and private sector partnerships.“We have been focusing on school activities and out-of-school activities, therefore, both unattached youth and those in the formal school system are targeted,” she said.The provision of metal detectors is part of the physical infrastructure component of the project, which also includes the installation of perimeter fencing.Other components include upgrading the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Curriculum to entail anti-bullying as well as aspects of the Child Care and Protection Act; guidance and counselling to involve the roll-out of the School Wide Behaviour Change Modification Programme; and co-curricular activities with emphasis on uniformed groups.Ms. Brown told JIS News that there is collaboration with the Jamaica Combined Cadet Corps and the Caribbean Merchant Marine Cadet Corps for the establishment of uniformed groups.She said that at the end of the project in July 2019, the aim is to have over 300 new uniformed groups within schools, with each institution to have at least one functioning body.A key part of the project is the establishment of ‘parent places’. Through collaboration with the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), several facilities have been set up to provide training and other support to improve parenting skills.
Haridwar: The annual kanwar fair is set to begin Wednesday and security has been tightened on routes to be used by Shiva devotees to collect sacred waters of the Ganga river from Har ki Pauri and other ghats here. Around 10,000 police and para-military personnel, including bomb disposal and anti- terrorist squads have been deployed along the routes besides installation of CCTV and drone cameras on chosen locations in the fair area to maintain a tight vigil, IG (law and order) Ashok Kumar said. Police personnel in plain clothes have also been deployed at sensitive spots to keep an eye on suspicious activity, he said. An estimated three crore Kanwariyas are likely to descend on Haridwar during the Kanwar mela this year which will conclude on July 12. The city has been divided into 12 super zones, 31 zones and 133 sectors for crowd management. Addressing sectoral magistrates and police officials in Rishikesh, Kumar asked them to use the social media platforms fully to keep kanwariyas informed about the arrangements and the route plans and avoid last minute confusion. With the iconic Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh closed recently due to safety reasons, the route plan for kanwar yatra has had to be slightly changed. Kanwariyas on foot will be sent to Neelkanth Mahadev temple via Ram Jhula and Mauni Baba cave. On their way back, they will be sent to Rishikesh barrage road, IG Garhwal range Ajay Rautela told reporters.
Download (PDF, Unknown)(Above is a portion of the internal investigation submitted to the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples in response to sexual harassment allegations against Senator Patrick Brazeau when he was national chief of the organization. Brazeau says the report’s conclusion cleared him of the allegations. The lawyer for Alisa Lombard says the report does not totally clear the Senator. The above report was filed in Federal Court as an attachment to Lombart’s affidavit)By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsA lawyer representing Senator Patrick Brazeau says he would be “surprised” if the Federal Court sided in favour of a former staffer at an Aboriginal organization seeking to overturn a Canadian Human Rights Commission decision to dismiss her sexual harassment complaint against the Senator on jurisdictional grounds.Andrew Lister, founding partner with Ottawa law firm Lister-Beaupre, says he’s “confident” the Federal Court will side with Brazeau in the ongoing court battle which has dragged on for over a year.“We are fully confident we will be successful in front of the Federal Court just as we were successful in front of the Human Rights Commission on the jurisdictional issue,” said Lister. “We would be most surprised if in this instance they decided to overrule the Canadian Human Rights Commission.”Lister was responding to story published online by APTN National News Wednesday detailing the harassment allegations levelled by Alisa Lombard, a lawyer who once worked for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, against Brazeau, who was national chief of the organization.APTN National News contacted both Brazeau and Lister the same day, but both were unavailable for comment on the story before publishing.Lombard’s lawyer, Max Faille, a partner with Gowling’s in the law firm’s Ottawa office, said it’s a bit premature for Lister to be predicting victory.“I suppose that everyone has confidence in their position or they wouldn’t be advancing it,” said Faille, who was also unavailable for comment Wednesday. “They were successful in round one and sometimes things change in round two and round three.”The sexual harassment complaint stemmed from one alcohol-drenched office Christmas party on Dec. 20, 2007. The incident is detailed in several documents, including two human rights complaints, a third-party investigation report, and a letter written by Lombard to CAP’s board, which were all filed in Federal Court.Lombard, who is now a lawyer, is trying to convince the Federal Court that the CHRC erred in its decision to dismiss her claim on grounds it fell outside its jurisdiction because CAP is an Aboriginal organization dealing exclusively in federal issues.No date has yet been set for a full court hearing.She initially filed her complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decided the complaint also fell outside its jurisdiction.Lister said Brazeau was cleared of the sexual harassment allegations by an internal investigation conducted by a third-party firm ADR Chambers, which was hired by CAP.“Allegations were made against the employer and Senator Brazeau and at the end of the investigation he was found not to have violated any harassment policy in place at CAP,” said Lister, who never saw the final report, only an executive summary. “He has not done anything wrong at any time.”CAP, however, had “no specific definition of what constitutes harassment” within its policy, according to a portion of the 32-page, “confidential” report by ADR Chambers, which was filed in Federal Court.The investigators, Joy Noonan and Roger Beaudry, said they based their analysis on the events on how the term was defined in provincial human rights cases and by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.The investigation focused on three aspects of Lombard’s complaint, including a botched kiss, the conversation that led to it and the text messages that followed. They analyzed each of the aspects separately and concluded that each, by itself, did not meet the standard for sexual harassment.“Taken as a trio, the three key allegations in this complaint, if proven, would form a course of conduct or pattern of behaviour that would constitute sexual harassment,” the investigators wrote in their conclusion.The report continued:“However, as also set out above, when examined individually and then further placed under the spotlight of the need for clear and cogent evidence in support of each allegation, we are left in our view with two very different takes on a sexually charged series of events at a Christmas party where both parties (and all witnesses) were drinking. Alcohol fuelled much of what took place in the incidents described and we believe that alcohol likely ultimately propelled the CAP’s most senior member to make a stupid move.”Faille said he doesn’t believe the internal investigation completely absolved Brazeau of the allegations.“We don’t think that is the case at all,” he said. “If the Senator did nothing wrong and has nothing wrong and had nothing to hide, the best thing for the Senator would be to go forward and have that hearing instead of relying upon a convenient jurisdictional argument.”Brazeau’s decision to fight the harassment complaint on grounds that CAP falls outside of federal jurisdiction flies against the very thing he championed when he was national chief of the organization, said Faille.“The challenge to federal jurisdiction is against the interests of the people that CAP represents and the people that Senator Brazeau had been elected to represent,” he said. “CAPs position has been that the federal government has a Constitutional responsibility for all Aboriginal people and not just status people on reserves.”THE COMPLAINTThe harassment complaint against Brazeau has not been proven or tested in courtThe harassment complaint, according to Lombard’s account, which is supported by the third-party investigation, stems from a night that began with wine, beer and shots at a bar on Montreal Rd. Called Caps.The drinking started at about 5 p.m. and Brazeau found himself sitting next to Lombard who was drinking wine along with a “shot or two,” according to the documents.“I noticed that additional drinks continued to be brought to me. I suspect it was Mr. Brazeau because when I inquired as to my bill, he expressed that I should not worry about it,” wrote Lombard. “I did not drink the additional glasses of wine.”The conversation, which initially centred on work-related issues, turned to the personal when the then-married Brazeau started discussing his marital difficulties with Lombard, according to her human rights complaints.Brazeau also wanted to talk about Lombard’s boyfriend and at one point asked her, “Have you ever cheated on your boyfriend?” Lombard alleged, according to the court documents.“During the course of the course of the discussion, he would speak about work and his ability to ensure my overall advancement,” states Lombard.The investigator’s report states that “Mr. Brazeau drank heavily” that night and the “conversation on the subject alleged happened.”The investigators noted that, “it was not an appropriate conversation for a superior to be having with any staff. As chief, Mr. Brazeau ought to recognize that his position of authority creates a power imbalance with any subordinate.”The investigators, however, said it was unclear whether Brazeau would have realized the subject matter of the conversation was making Lombard uncomfortable.“Ms. Lombard says she told Mr. Brazeau she didn’t like the question and he in turn totally denies that and says she was a willing participant,” the investigators wrote.Later, standing outside the bar, a “drunk” Brazeau, allegedly grabbed Lombard by the back of the head and pulled her towards his lips for a kiss.Lombard states that she turned and “froze.”His lips missed their target, landing on her cheek. Brazeau then made a “mouawh” sound.“It all happened very quickly. I backed away and said, ‘what the hell?” stated Lombard in one of the human rights complaint form filed in Federal Court.The investigators found Lombard’s account of the kiss to be credible. The report noted that Brazeau “was very drunk and slurring his speech at this time.”The investigators found that the kiss “was certainly stupid and inappropriate,” and a rather a “goofy Christmas-time kiss from a happy inebriated party-goer.”The next day, Lombard said she missed 15 calls on her cell phone from an unknown number.“For fear that it was Patrick, I didn’t answer. I felt sick to my stomach,” she stated, in one of the human rights complaints.Then Brazeau, who had forgotten his winter boots that evening, began texting her “Pas de botte d’hiver.”Lombard stated she believes the text messages were a double-entendre based an inside office joke and a colloquial French expression “une bonne botte,” meaning a “good lay.”She said Brazeau sent her the message three times.The investigators found the messages could not constitute sexual harassment because it was unclear whether the messages meant more than what they stated on the surface.“However innocent the action (and it may well have been innocent), it does not take away the impact that this had on the complainant. She was genuinely hurt by what appeared to her at least to be a course of action (with the text messages) of harassment against her,” the investigators said.They also noted that Lombard continued to work for CAP after the incident and invited Brazeau to the home of her mother for a lobster supper.Lombard, however, stated in a submission to the CHRC, which is also filed in court, that the investigators never met with any of the witnesses she suggested.In a sub-plot of the ongoing court case, the Federal Court of Appeal awarded Brazeau costs after Lombard, who was representing herself at the time, committed a procedural error on a motion seeking time extension for cross-examination.The exact dollar figure for the costs has yet to be firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabat – The secretariat general of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) announced an international campaign to attract international investors to renovate railways linking Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.On January 31, the AMU published a statement on Facebook, emphasizing that it is preparing a promotional campaign for the “big project.”The secretariat said it was looking to hire an adviser “whose task is to accomplish the promotion of the study on the economic feasibility of the project, and to communicate with international banks, international companies, and public and private sector companies.” The project would include the renovation of the 363-kilometer railway line between Morocco and Algeria and another 503-kilometer railway between Algeria and Tunisia.The project was previously proposed in 2015 when the general director of the Algerian National Railway Transport company (SNTF), Yacine Bendjaballah, talked about a high speed line linking Tunisia to Morocco via Algeria.Read Also; Morocco’s LGV High Speed Train in PhotosAl Jazeera reported that the project might cost $875 billion. The AMU predicted that such a project “revived the hopes of the peoples of the region for a Maghreb unity that would bring them prosperity and well-being.”Morocco maintains good diplomatic ties with Tunisia. However, political observers cannot say the same about Moroccan-Algerian diplomatic ties since the border between the two neighbors has been closed since 1994.Algeria made the decision to close its border with Morocco after Rabat imposed visa regulations on Algerian citizens following a terrorist attack on the Atlas Asni Hotel in Marrakech.Read Also: UK: UN Talks in Geneva Important for Moroccan-Algerian DialogueBut tension between Rabat and Algiers dates back further than that. In October 1963, the countries fought the Sand War over the border near Figuig in eastern Morocco. The war ended a year later when the US, the African Union, and the Arab League mediated the conflict.Since then, the border has only been open for six years between 1988 and 1994. Morocco also accuses Algeria of undermining its territorial integrity by supporting the Polisario Front. But King Mohammed VI offered to break the stalemate by proposing a mechanism of dialogue and consultation on November 6.Algeria, however, has ignored Morocco’s request up to this point, but AMU did not.The secretary general of the AMU said that the proposal would ensure integration in the Maghreb.The secretary-general also called on Algeria to accept Morocco’s offer.
After outrage at the salary of a Vancouver area First Nation leader, Kwikwetlem Chief Ron Giesbrecht said he is actually one of the lowest paid chiefs in Canada. Last week a new federal law forced First Nation Bands to publicly report their finances. The numbers show Giesbrecht earned less than $5,000 dollars last year as Chief, but was also paid a $800,000 bonus serving as the band’s economic development officer. He tells the National Post only four band members have since asked him to step down as chief and in a newly launched YouTube PR campaign Giesbrcht said he still has the support of most members. Chief defends salary, $800,000 bonus AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Aug 8, 2014 7:07 am MDT
Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in celebration as the James A. Gibson Library officially launches its new Makerspace on Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.The Makerspace gives access to emerging creative technologies and enables students, faculty and staff to learn about and work with multimedia software, virtual reality and 3D prototyping.The new office is located across near the Schmon Tower entrance of the library’s main floor.
IS THE NEWS getting you down? Current affairs causing a frown? Satirical site The Mire has an alternative angle on the week’s hot topics…Great Irish hero Margaret Thatcher dies aged 87 Monday, 8 April Republicans from all sides of the republican divide were as one in mourning Baroness Margaret Thatcher today.Former provisional IRA members recalled how the former prime minister went to great lengths to further their cause.“Those were the days,” a tearful nationalist said. “She took us under her wing. If anyone was on the fence about supporting us she made their minds up for them.”“She gave us so much. She gave us MPs, she gave us TDs, I don’t know what we would have done without her.”“We’ll have to have a special tribute to her in West Belfast,” he added.Many TDs cannot even get penalty points quashed Tuesday, 9 April Voters across Ireland have spoken of their disappointment on finding that many of their TDs cannot even get penalty points quashed.A survey of TDs carried out by the Irish Examiner found that an astonishing 76 per cent never had penalty points quashed.“What?” an exasperated voter asked. “I give up. Why do we vote for these people?”“If they can’t even help themselves they’re hardly going to help me.”Ireland a great country to grow up in before emigratingWednesday, 10 AprilA UNICEF study has found that Ireland is one of the best countries in the world for children to stop smoking and drinking in prior to emigrating.The study found that the numbers of children here smoking and drinking has declined and Ireland ranks the highest for physical activity.Ireland also ranks highly for childhood obesity, the combined results meaning we have some of the fittest fat kids in the world.Education standards are high with most Irish children able to point out on a map the countries they intend to live in when they emigrate.“The future’s bright,” a Government spokesman said. “The future’s elsewhere.”Axing of Communion grants ‘worse’ than the famine Thursday, 11 April The axing of Communion grants by the Department of Social Protection could have as great an impact on ordinary Irish people as the famine.Campaigners for the grants have warned of destitute children dressed in rags during their Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.“Those children would then have to collect huge amounts of money from their relatives who might confuse them with beggars and give them nothing,” a human rights activist said.“The hurt from this, the emotional scars, could last for generations,” he added. “It could be worse than the famine.”European finance ministers poised to make latest mistake Friday 12, AprilEuropean finance ministers and central bank governors will meet in Dublin Castle today to decide on their latest mistake.The move comes after an IMF official admitted the emphasis on austerity in Ireland’s bailout was, in fact, a mistake.“We need a new mistake now,” a European finance minister said. “Everyone knows about the old one.”The ministers and bankers posed under a banner that said “People across Europe think we’re working” before going into the fun-filled meeting.“I hope there’s canapés,” said one central banker. “I love canapés.”Read previous weeks’ editions of The Mire’s Not the News >
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 20, 2016 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Seven Stars Resort & Spa recognized as the #6 Top Resort in the Atlantic.“It is such an honor to be recognized once again by a top travel industry resource such as Conde Nast Traveler” said Ken Patterson, CEO of Seven Stars Resort & Spa. “Prestigious awards and rankings continue to serve as a firm validation that we are achieving our goals to lead the region as one of the most sought-after destination resorts in the Caribbean.”“The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prominent recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best” of travel,” said Grant Noble, General Manager of Seven Stars Resort & Spa.Seven Stars Resort & Spa’s recognition comes on the heels of several notable recent accolades from prominent industry outlets in 2016. Seven Stars recently received a Silver Magellan award from Travel Weekly in the Hospitality- Beach Resort/Hotel category. The Resort was also honored by World Travel Awards as the leading Turks & Caicos hotel and once again named to TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards list of the ‘Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean.’ Seven Stars achieved a number 19 ranking – six spots higher than it’s ranking in 2015. The resort also earned a coveted spot on U.S News & World Report’s Best Caribbean Hotels list taking the number 17 spot, progressing 25th on the same list in 2015.Seven Stars Resort & Spa lives up to its recent accolades by offering guests top-notch service and well-appointed luxury suites that are among the Island’s most spacious. Seven Stars is home to the Island’s only heated salt-water pool and offers guests private pool deck cabanas for lounging, beach butler service, on-site spa and wellness services and award-winning top gourmet dining options. For more information on Seven Stars Resort & Spa visit www.SevenStarsGraceBay.comThe Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prominent recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
reading • Subaru teases new E-Boxer mild hybrids for Geneva 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More about 2019 Subaru Forester 31 Photos 0 Post a comment Enlarge ImageSweet badge, though. Subaru Not everything that makes an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show is destined for the US. That’s likely the case with Subaru’s upcoming debuts.Subaru plans to introduce two electrified models at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. Carrying the “E-Boxer” designation seen on previous models in other markets, that means the two cars in question are likely mild hybrids. Subaru didn’t say which two models would gain the electrification, but it’s probable that one of them will be the Forester. As AutoExpress noted in its report, Subaru debuted the Forester E-Boxer at the Singapore Motor Show in January. With a 13-horsepower electric motor integrated into the continuously variable transmission, it had an output of about 156 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque.Mild hybrids are on the lighter side of the electrification spectrum. A small battery and electric motor aim to take only some of the load off the engine, focusing on extended stop-start functionality and engine-off coasting under deceleration. In the case of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ-Boost, they can provide a brief acceleration boost, too. Of course, it’s possible that Subaru may expand the E-Boxer designation to also include stouter hybrids, such as plug-ins, but nothing has pointed to a shift like that yet.I wouldn’t get too excited for these models coming to the US, though. When Subaru teased a mild-hybrid Forester in Japan in December, Subaru told Green Car Reports that it had “no intention of bringing back a mild hybrid to the US market.” Subaru and Toyota have already teamed up to add a plug-in hybrid variant to the US-spec Subaru Crosstrek, so we’re way more likely to see that powertrain show up in various US models as time goes on. Tags Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Subaru Future Cars Hybrids Review • 2019 Subaru Forester review: Smart camera tech watches the road and the driver 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice Geneva Motor Show 2019 More From Roadshow Preview • 2019 Subaru Forester: Keep on keepin’ on Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US See All 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is a plug-in with real compromises Geneva Motor Show 2019 Subaru •
X Listen 00:00 /49:27 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Congressional Democrats are requesting more information about a decision not to use a NASA jet to monitor air quality after Harvey. This probe comes just days after the Los Angeles Times reported that environmental regulators declined help from the space agency in the wake of the storm. Houston area Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher signed off on the letter and tells us what she wants to learn in the coming weeks.Also this hour: San Jacinto College in Pasadena has been recognized as a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. We learn how the institute evaluates community colleges and what the future holds for them.Plus Sal Khan, founder of the free online educational resource Khan Academy, explains how tutoring his cousin turned into a career in education.And Dr. Gregory Williams tells us about his new book Shattered by the Darkness, which reveals the after effects of sexual abuse by his father and how he came to find some sense of peace.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share
To the Winner:First of all, congratulations on running a clean and honorable campaign. Sure, some verbal punches were thrown, but each candidate recognized the others’ love of the Nation’s Capital and commitment to solving its toughest problems.You’re taking the reins of the city that The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found the most expensive in the United States and that Forbes declared the coolest. These two superlatives may also point to why D.C. is also, arguably, the most difficult city to govern.As a native Washingtonian and president of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), I am deeply gratified to see robust economic development all around me, but I am also concerned that so many who have been part of the fabric of the city for so long have been left out of the bonanza.If there could be just one word, sculpted in bronze, that you would keep on your desk at all times, let that word be balance. In your public declarations and private conferences, in your budget and policy and plans, please do your best to balance the demands of a thriving metropolis with the needs of the less fortunate. The mandate would be to balance our illustrious past and our dynamic future for all D.C. residents.As you meet developers with ambitious visions for transforming our landscape, please keep in mind longtime residents like the elderly woman I encountered recently who had sold her home for $150,000—only to see it re-sold, in a matter of months, for more than five times that amount. Since $150,000 isn’t enough for her to buy a new home in the District, or even a condominium, where does she go after spending over 40 years here?To maintain balance in the face of gentrification, the Greater Washington Urban League offers its full cooperation and partnership with your administration. We have assumed a leadership role in housing issues, building financial bridges to help residents transition from rental housing to home ownership. We conduct community workshops on How To Invest and Strategies to Accumulate Wealth, factors that lead to economic and family stability. We coach young people on how to apply for a loan and resolve credit issues.Undoubtedly, you will confront a host of other challenges and even crises during your tenure. Education, safety and transparent government will always matter to your constituents, but in my conversations with community members who take advantage of GWUL’s programs, one question comes to the fore: Who will look out for the grassroots community in a rapidly changing city?As a child, I lived in an apartment at Harvard and 15th Street in Columbia Heights—literally just one block from where the Greater Washington Urban League’s headquarters now stands. As I navigate the neighborhood I sometimes have to rub my eyes to make sure I’m not dreaming.While it is a myth that D.C. is built on a swamp, it is a fact that it is built on dreams—dreams of equality, fairness and democracy. When I urge a balanced approach, I do not necessarily mean taking the safe or established path. Governing our city will take imagination and fresh thinking. When the voters cast their ballots for you, they were entrusting you with their dreams.Congratulations again on your victory and on your opportunity to see those dreams put into action. We stand ready to help make the District of Columbia the best place to live for everyone—a superlative so inspirational that it serves as a model for other cities across the nation.George H. Lambert Jr. is president and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League.
Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted that monsoon current will be active in the South Bengal districts, bringing more rainfall after June 23.There is, however, a possibility of scattered rainfall in some parts of South Bengal districts, which will fail to bring comfort for the people from the uneasy weather.According to a senior official of the weather office, there is possibility of scattered thunderstorm in various South Bengal districts, for the next two days. The monsoon rain will hit the districts of South Bengal between June 23-25. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere is, however, a prediction of moderate to heavy rainfall in North Bengal districts, in the next 48 hours. There will be no respite from the heat in the city and South Bengal districts in the next 48 hours, as predicted by the Regional Meteorological Centre.It may be mentioned that people in the city and the South Bengal districts witnessed a spell of shower on Thursday afternoon, resulting in a drop in temperature and giving temporary relief to the people from the sultry weather. “There may be some scattered rainfall in some parts of South Bengal, but it will not be able to bring respite to the people. The sultry and uncomfortable weather will prevail in South Bengal districts, while there is a prediction of rainfall in North Bengal districts. The situation will improve after June 23, as monsoon current will become active in South Bengal,” a senior official of the weather office said. City dwellers had witnessed the mercury touching 41 degree Celsius in the city for a few days. The city usually does not witness such temperature during this time of the year, after the onset of monsoon. Temperature in the districts like Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan, East Midnapore and West Midnapore also touched 40 degree Celsius.The weather office said that the westerly winds from Northern states are bringing the heat wave condition into the state. The impact of the westerly winds is high, as the monsoon currents remain stalled.Due to the monsoon currents getting stalled, the condition remains dry. The situation will improve as the monsoon will gain strength after June 23 and it would bring more rainfall, as predicted by the weather experts.
IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Women’s Health | October 11, 2016 vRad and Cisco Launch First Live Video Diagnostics Solution for Mammography Medical Center Hospital in Texas complements women’s health services with full roster of on-demand breast imaging specialists through video technology October 11, 2016 — vRad (Virtual Radiologic) announced that it has implemented its first breast imaging Live Video Diagnostics solution site at the Center for Women’s Imaging at Medical Center Hospital (MCH) using Cisco technology.MCH is a 402-bed regional medical center providing advanced medical services to over 100,000 patients in Odessa, Texas, and the surrounding 17 counties. The solution improves MCH’s mammography coverage and workflow by connecting vRad’s fellowship-trained breast imaging physicians with MCH technologists and patients, helping them to communicate in real time, which leads to faster, personalized and compassionate care when MCH’s onsite breast imaging physicians are unavailable.Breast imaging patients often experience much tension and anxiety; MCH’s goal is to provide more women with imaging results, quality care and peace of mind as quickly as possible. On designated workdays, vRad’s fellowship-trained, board-certified breast imaging teleradiologists are available at video-enhanced workstations powered by Cisco technology to consult directly with MCH mammography technologists in order to collaborate and review images and radiologist annotations in real time. Consequently, more patients have a better overall experience with higher specialist availability, shorter appointments, minimal wait times for results and fewer callbacks for additional screening.“Having technologists and patients speaking face-to-face with a radiologist is priceless,” said Carol Evans, RT (R), divisional director of radiology at Medical Center Hospital. “Since we implemented the Live Video Diagnostics program, we have, on average, decreased the duration of patient appointments from about 90 minutes to 30-45 minutes. The new solution site allows us to provide results almost immediately — we either release the patients or, if there is an issue, we send the results to their physician within hours, not days. This significantly improves the overall experience, care and satisfaction for our patients. The additional on-demand coverage to complement our onsite clinicians, as well as the time savings also have allowed us to make more time available to schedule additional patients, which is a great benefit to the women of our community and our hospital.”The vRad solution site includes Cisco TelePresence technology and end-to-end Cisco network architecture, which prioritizes and carries video traffic with great accuracy in high-definition (HD) formats. This helps enable real-time:Video conferencing between vRad’s fellowship-trained breast imaging specialists, technologists and patients;Sharing of complex mammography images; andAnnotating images to articulate and communicate problem areas or findings. 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We also are working to expand the solution into additional specialties to change how healthcare is delivered,” said Barbara Casey, global healthcare and life sciences director at Cisco.For more information: www.vrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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BEIJING (AP) – The governments of Japan and North Korea will be asked to participate in negotiations to repatriate the remains of Japanese soldiers buried in North Korea, a Japanese Red Cross official said Friday.The countries do not have diplomatic relations, and a key issue in the matter is getting the governments involved.Japanese Red Cross Society Director-General Osamu Tasaka met with Ri Ho Rim, secretary general of North Korea’s Red Cross Society, over the past two days in Beijing to discuss whether the grave sites could be visited and if the remains, including those of Japanese soldiers and military officials who fought in World War II, could be returned home. Tasaka said the objective of the meeting was achieved when both sides agreed to seek governmental cooperation. He said he would soon ask for his government’s involvement and felt optimistic about its participation.Talking to reporters outside a Beijing hotel, Ri called the negotiations sincere.“We have deepened understanding for each other,” Ri said. “We will continue our discussions vigorously in the future.”He said the sides reached consensus on some issues, but did not give details.Japan’s Kyodo News agency said Friday that North Korea’s Red Cross Society would welcome family members to visit burial sites of Japanese.Kyodo said about 34,600 Japanese are believed to have died of hunger and disease in the final phase of World War II in what is now North Korea, and that the remains of 13,000 had been returned to Japan.Japan occupied northeast China and the Korean Peninsula before and during the war.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in society 0 Comments Share More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories
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