The Humane Society of the United States honored Sidewalk Angels Foundation, founded by Grammy Award-winning artist Rob Thomas and his philanthropist wife Marisol Thomas and luxury beauty brand Moroccanoil last week at the 2017 To the Rescue! New York gala at Cipriani 42nd Street.The evening raised $3 million for HSUS’ animal rescue efforts.Actress Malin Akerman presented the Thomases and their Sidewalk Angels Foundation with the HSUS Compassion in Action Award for making real change in helping those who have no voice. In her speech, Akerman praised the Thomases for their immediate reaction to animals in need during the tragic hurricanes that swept the U.S. this year.In their acceptance speech, Rob and Marisol Thomas thanked The HSUS for the honor and praised the organization’s unwavering dedication to helping animals out of harmful situations across the country.Marisol and Rob said: “This is a group effort. We need to all join forces to make real changes in this country and all over the world.”After accepting the Compassion in Action Award with his wife, Rob grabbed the mic to perform Matchbox Twenty’s classic hits, “Smooth,” “Little Wonders” and “Lonely No More.”The HSUS honored Moroccanoil with its Corporate Consciousness Award for making animal welfare and social responsibility its cornerstone.Caring for thousands of animals each year, The HSUS and its global affiliate Humane Society International deploy responders across the country and the world to help animals at risk or suffering in puppy mills, dogfighting rings, large scale-neglect cases and natural disasters.Guests enjoyed a three-course vegan meal prepared by Chef Chloe Coscarelli, a live auction, and exclusive entertainment by Thomas. Actress Kate Mara and Dylan’s Candy Bar founder Dylan Lauren co-presented the Animal Rescue Team portion of the program.Additional supporters in attendance included Nigel and Cristen Barker, Wes Gordon, Nicky Hilton Rothchild, Cathy Kangas, Joe Kernen (CNBC “Squawk Box”), Ariana Rockefeller, Sadie Sink, Jack Welch, and Paul Wesley.This year’s gala was chaired by David Brownstein and Suzy Welch, along with Co-Hosts Georgina Bloomberg, Amanda Hearst and Stephen Read.Moroccanoil sponored this year’s gala. The event was produced in partnership with Celebrity Event Planner Liron David of Eventique
CAMPBELL RIVER_BC_Dec 8_2017: Set prep, lighting/gripping on Pulp Mill Fiction set. The NIC Film Industry Training Program with instructors John Helme, Lighting, Jeff Smith, Grips and Hal Keon, Carpenty, and all students on deck, at the Campbell River Discovery LNG mill. Photo by Kim Stallknecht Twitter Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INfilm) partners with North Island College (NIC) to celebrate the completion of BC’s first TV and Film Crew Training program–one that has successfully prepared more than 135 students in its first graduating cohort for careers in the motion picture industry. NIC launched the program last year, after the federal and provincial governments allocated almost $500,000 to deliver the pilot program on Vancouver Island.INfilm championed the inception of this program as the regional film commission that provides liaison and location services to film, television, commercial and media companies filming from Nanaimo northward. INfilm commissioner Joan Miller saw an opportunity to increase the region’s success through availability of local crew and led collaboration with NIC to deliver local training which now qualifies crew and creates a base of talent that can help attract a wider range of film projects to Vancouver Island. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:
LONDON – The Bank of England warned Monday of “a pocket of risk” in the rapid growth of consumer credit in the British economy, and is compelling lenders to hold an extra 10 billion pounds ($13.5 billion) in capital to cover themselves against potential losses.The fast rise in credit like car loans or credit card debt may not be a threat to the overall economy, accounting for just 11 per cent of household debt, but it represents a risk to “banks’ ability to withstand severe economic downturns, because this asset class is disproportionately more likely to default,” the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee said.The committee said lenders have placed too much weight on the recent performance of consumer lending in benign conditions, which has seen default rates fall. As a result, the committee said, lenders “have been underestimating the losses they could incur in a downturn.” Though growth in consumer credit has slowed in recent months, it’s still high — up 9.8 per cent in the year to July 2017.“Growth of consumer credit remains well above the rate of growth in household disposable income,” the committee said in a report on a meeting held Sept. 20.Banks, the committee added, could end up incurring 30 billion pounds worth of losses in the event that interest rates and unemployment rise sharply. That’s around 20 per cent of their outstanding loans and 10 billion pounds more than previously thought under a “very deep recession” scenario.The extra capital they require is relatively small compared with the 280 billion pound that banks already have to keep back against potential losses, a buffer that the regulators hope will prevent a repeat of the financial crisis of a decade ago.Individual banks will be evaluated later this year in so-called stress tests, in which banks’ finances are put through a simulation of economic duress.The warning from the committee, which assesses the financial risks to the British economy on a quarterly basis, comes on the day that Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is calling for limits on credit card interest rates so that no one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing.Though consumer credit has increased over the past year amid low interest rates, Paul Hollingsworth, U.K. economist at Capital Economics, noted the recent slowdown. And with inflation likely to fall back in coming months, and wages set to rise, he said “the foundations for spending growth next year should be stronger, so concerns about consumer credit are likely to diminish, rather than build further.”On Brexit, the committee voiced concerns about the potential financial impact on British firms, saying Britain and the European Union would need an agreement.
GENEVA- The campaign launches to prevent a “lost generation” in Syria, the group saysThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has unveiled a one-billion-dollar aid campaign for Syria one week ahead of a major humanitarian relief conference planned in Kuwait.“Through the $1 billion strategy, the organization is focusing on donor and public support on critical education and protection programs to lift Syrian children out of misery, isolation and trauma,” UNICEF spokesman Patrick McCormick said in a press conference on Tuesday. UNICEF, UN Refugee Agency, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners have called on governments, aid agencies and members of the public to support the cause.The groups promote an aid strategy that they call “No Lost Generation”, which aims to provide those affected by conflict with the chance to chart a more stable and secure future for themselves.McCormick said a major public engagement campaign is also being launched under the hastag #childrenofsyria to enlist supporters and public contributors.UNICEF says over one million Syrian refugees are children, of whom more than 425,000 are under the age of five.The vast majority of these refugees has fled either to Lebanon or to Jordan, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.UNICEF along with other international organizations will channel one billion dollars into programs that, in partnership with governments and local communities, will deliver safe education as well as protection from exploitation, abuse and violence.
A United Nations vehicle has been hijacked by unknown armed men in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the world body reported today.David Singh said no staff were hurt in yesterday’s attack on a vehicle belonging to the UN Mine Action Centre en route from Kabul to Kandahar. The vehicle was the third in a UN convoy, and the first to stop when shots were fired by gunmen on the side of the road. “The armed men took the vehicle and drove it some distance before leaving the four staff members in the vehicle on the side of the road unharmed,” Mr. Singh said. “The hijackers then drove the vehicle towards the Pakistani border.”The staff in the other two vehicles which were part of the convoy notified nearby police, who soon arrived at the scene. “The authorities are investigating the incident and until tangible evidence surfaces we cannot say whether one factor or another contributed,” Mr. Singh said.In another development, a two-day conference on justice in Afghanistan opened today in Rome. Addressing the gathering, the senior UN envoy to the country, Lakhdar Brahimi underscored the vital role the judicial system has in Afghan society. He stressed that the rule of law must be extended to areas now controlled by “the rule of gun,” adding that true security will come when every Afghan feels that the law is a refuge there to protect against the arbitrary rule of the strong.
VANCOUVER – Coastal.com shares soared Thursday after the Vancouver-based online contact lens retailer announced a $430-million friendly takeover offer from Essilor International of France.Essilor, the world’s largest maker of prescription eyewear lenses for improving vision, is offering $12.45 per share in cash for each share of Coastal.The Canadian company, which has been expanding into sales of prescription eye glasses and sunglasses in addition to contact lenses, said its board is unanimously supporting Essilor’s offer.The deal is expected to close within 90 days after receiving the necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Coastal’s stock (TSX:COA) was up than 20 per cent from the pre-announcement close, rising by $2.14 to to $12.53 at midmorning.Essilor’s offer was 43 per cent above Coastal.com’s three-month, volume-weighted average price of $8.73 prior to Thursday’s announcement.Coastal.com founder and CEO Roger Hardy praised Essilor as a company that shares Coastal.com’s “focus on customers, innovation and growth.”“The combination will enhance Coastal.com’s ability to achieve its goals while realizing a significant all-cash premium for our shareholders,” Hardy said. “I am confident this merger is the right decision for Coastal.com, our employees and our shareholders.”Essilor chairman and CEO Hubert Sagnieres, in explaining the reasons behind the purchase, said “the Internet has an important role to play in helping us to fulfil our corporate mission of enabling people to enjoy a better life through better sight.”“With Coastal.com, Essilor is acquiring a recognized online vision care platform,” he said.Coastal Contacts Inc. is an online direct-to-consumer retailer of contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and vision care accessories serving more than 10 markets around the world, including Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway and Japan. It also operates a handful of storefronts in Toronto and Vancouver.Essilor International SA is a France-based ophthalmic optics company whose brands include Varilux, Crizal, Kodak and Foster Grant among others.It also develops and sells equipment for prescription laboratories as well as instruments and services designed for optical professionals.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version, based on inaccurate information from Coastal.com, said the firm was being sold for $445 million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Friendly takeover offer for Coastal.com boosts shares of online contact lens retailer by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 26, 2014 10:04 pm MDT
US factories expanded for third straight month in November WASHINGTON – American factories expanded for the third straight month in November, another good sign for the American economy.The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index came in at 53.2 last month, up from 51.9 in October and highest since June. Anything over 50 signals growth.New orders and production grew faster in November. Hiring and export orders increased but more slowly than they did in October. Eleven of 18 manufacturing industries reported growth last month, led by petroleum and coal producers.From October 2015 through February this year, American manufacturing retreated in the face of economic weakness overseas and a strong dollar, which makes U.S. exports more expensive. But factories began to recover as the dollar tumbled during the first half of the year.The ISM manufacturing index resumed growth in March and has topped 50 for eight of the last nine months.The Commerce Department said last week that orders for big-ticket manufactured goods increased in October by the most in a year, pulled higher by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft.The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2 per cent from July through September, fastest in two years. The unemployment rate is 4.9 per cent, close to what economists consider full employment. Employers have been adding 181,000 jobs a month so far this year, solid but down from 229,000 a month in 2015.The Conference Board reported this week that U.S. consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than nine years last month. And the stock market has rallied since the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump.“Early indications of a strong post-election rise in business sentiment, along also with a surge in consumer confidence, should support further gains (in manufacturing) going forward,” Ted Wieseman, economist at Morgan Stanley, wrote in a research report. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Dec 1, 2016 8:16 am MDT Last Updated Dec 1, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Addressing the Assembly’s annual general debate, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez criticized the United States – “one of the major polluters of yesteryear and today” – for “refusing to accompany the international community in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.”“It thus endangers the lives of future generations and the survival of all species, including humans,” he stated.The Cuban leader also noted increasing closer historic and cultural bonds between the people of Cuba and the US, as well as the potential of business relations between the two countries, as being in the best interest of the entire region.However, he noted that “the essential and defining element” of the relationship between the two continues to be the blockade, “which seeks to suffocate the Cuban economy [and] is a cruel policy, punishing Cuban families and the entire nation.”The Cuban leader also reiterated his country’s “unrestricted support” to a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the basis of the two-state solution.President Miguel also expressed support for a peaceful and negotiated solution to Syrian crisis, without foreign interference and with full respect to their sovereignty and territorial integrity; welcomed the process rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula; and “demand compliance” with the Iran nuclear deal.The Cuban President informed world leaders of steps his country is taking to improve its socio-economic development model and that it has begun a constitutional reform process, through “a truly participatory and democratic exercise, through popular discussion of the draft which will eventually be approved in a referendum.”Full statement available here
Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs fires up the team prior to fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.It’s rare for a team to have a first-round cornerback. It’s close to improbable for a team to have two first-round cornerbacks in the same draft, and it’s even more difficult to replace those lost to the NFL. This is Ohio State’s reality, but the difficulty of the situation seems to be missing.Without Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley patrolling the defensive backfield, there should be an adjustment period. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case with junior cornerbacks Denzel Ward, redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette and redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield — the cornerbacks tasked with shadowing receivers for the defense in 2017.Ward was the third man in the rotation last season for Ohio State, behind first-rounders Lattimore and Conley, who are now with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders, respectively. With those two gone, Ward will inherit the top corner spot and attempt to extend the line of succession of Ohio State cornerbacks to the NFL.Unlike most No. 3 corners on college rosters, Ward has ample experience after just one season in cornerbacks coach and assistant defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs’ rotation, having played the same number of snaps as Lattimore and Conley. Ward was also tied for the team lead in pass breakups (nine) with Lattimore.“You would never take two first-rounders off the field if the guy coming off the bench wasn’t just as good,” Coombs said Wednesday. “To me, that’s what we do.”As the rotation stands right now, Coombs and Arnette both said that Ward and Arnette are practicing with the starters and Arnette slides inside to the nickel in three-receiver sets while Sheffield handles the other outside corner position opposite Ward.Arnette filled the nickel corner spot for much of last year, struggling at times but showcasing his speed and potential to be a future starter on other occasions. Ward has risen as the leader of the unit, but Arnette, who admitted to being nervous in game situations last year and wanting to play like Lattimore and Conley rather than playing his game, is on the road toward maturing as a corner at Ohio State.“Damon’s always had really good physical skills and he’s always been a little bit lacking from the maturity standpoint and that’s just a grown man conversation that we’ve had over and over and over again,” Coombs said. “He’ll still make some of those mistakes that come from momentary lack of focus. But I’m telling you right now, he’s a football player. And he’s a Buck. You’re going to go get in a fight, you’re going to take Damon with you.”Sheffield arrived at Ohio State for spring practice, transferring from Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. The former five-star recruit who spent a season at Alabama as a redshirt has been mentioned as one of the fastest on the team, along with Ward, and might possibly be the final fixture in another dominant unit.“Have you seen (Sheffield)? He looks like an action figure,” Arnette said. “He’s fast, he’s athletic, he’s a great corner. He’s just exactly what we need for that rotation.”Ohio State’s 2016 secondary finished the season as one of the best units in the country, which had much to do with Lattimore and Conley who combined for eight of the team’s 21 interceptions. Lattimore had one of the Buckeyes’ NCAA-leading seven defensive touchdowns. Yet, similar questions regarding the relatively unproven cornerbacks existed at this time last year.Is Ward ready to take the jump to No. 1 corner? Can Arnette become a consistent player and stay healthy at the No. 2? Does Ohio State have the right player to fill in at corner when one of the top two need a breather?From what Ward, Arnette and Coombs all said, they would check the box that says ‘yes.’“I’m definitely excited about this rotation,” Ward said. “Kendall is also fast, Damon is also fast. Damon, he is a physical player and I am very excited about us just getting out there and getting ready to go play.”
OSU freshman defender Lauren Boyle (6) during a game against Minnesota State on Oct. 23. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team recorded its third series split of the season at the University of Minnesota Duluth over the weekend, continuing the slow but positive steps the team has taken in recent weeks.The Buckeyes (9-18-1, 5-16-1) defeated the Bulldogs (10-17-1, 7-14-1) by a score of 6-4 on Friday with six players for the Scarlet and Gray registering two or more points. Minnesota Duluth snapped OSU’s three-game winning streak the following day, however, as the Bulldogs scored a goal with less than two minutes remaining to win it 4-3.On Friday, the Bulldogs used three different goalkeepers to try to stop the OSU offense. Minnesota Duluth freshman Maddie Rooney allowed three Buckeye goals in the first period, which came from sophomore defenseman Dani Sadek, sophomore forward Lauren Spring and freshman defenseman Lauren Boyle. Both Spring and Boyle’s goals came on Buckeye power plays. The Bulldogs also managed to get three goals past OSU sophomore goalie Alex LaMere during the first period.Minnesota Duluth put Karissa Grapp into goal to start the second period, but she also struggled to stop the red-hot OSU offense. Junior forward Claudia Kepler opened up the second period scoring, lighting the lamp 1:17 into the period. Senior forward Kendall Curtis found the net a little over a minute later, and a fellow senior forward, Melani Moylan, added a power-play goal to stretch the OSU lead to three goals.Minnesota Duluth changed goalkeepers after the three Buckeye goals, but the three-goal lead proved to be too much for the Bulldogs. Freshman Morgan Morse scored halfway through the third period for UMD, which ended the scoring for the game.On Saturday, Minnesota Duluth jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first five minutes of the game off goals from Morse and Katherine McGovern. The Buckeyes were able to answer with less than a minute left in the period with a goal from Kepler to cut the Bulldogs lead in half.OSU senior forward Julia McKinnon scored halfway through the second period to tie the game. About a minute later, Curtis scored for the second night in a row for a 3-2 lead.Stepping it up to avoid the sweep at home, though, the Bulldogs tied the game less than five minutes later off a goal from Ashleigh Brykaliuk. The game remained tied through most of the third period, but Morse scored her second goal of the game and third of the series with less than two minutes remaining to give the Bulldogs the 4-3 win and a series split.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return home next weekend to face the University of Wisconsin (25-1-1, 19-1-1). Wisconsin sits at the top of the Western Collegiate Hockey Standings heading into the matchup in Columbus. The puck is slated to drop at the OSU Ice Rink at 7:07 p.m. on Friday and 4:07 p.m. the day following.
The Duchess of Sussex opened up about the pressures of social media during a conversation with mental health advocates in New Zealand.During a visit to a beachside cafe in Wellington, Meghan talked to people supporting others in the area of mental health about the impact that unrealistic images on the likes of Instagram and Twitter can have on youth.“Young people find it so difficult,” she said during a conversation with staff and volunteers from Live For Tomorrow, an online youth initiative focused on reaching millennials with messages of hope and positive change.“You see photos on social media and you don’t know whether she’s born with it or maybe it’s a filter. Your judgement of your sense of self worth becomes really skewed when it’s all based on likes.”The Duke added: “Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK — and globally.”Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that’s not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things.” The Duchess of Sussex talks people from a number of mental health projectsCredit:Ian Vogler The Duchess of Sussex pours herself a teaCredit:Ian Vogler “What’s great about this is that it’s done without judgement, it’s a safe place for people that just need to talk,” Meghan commented.Added Harry, “It’s a real topic that doesn’t just need to be openly discussed amongst the younger generation but also parents.”At the third table Harry and Meghan met 21-year-old Ezekiel Raui, founder of Te Kotahi (which means to stand as one), a peer-support programme run by young volunteers that focuses on creating a positive society and removing judgmental attitudes that come prior to crisis.The programme has already been rolled out in four New Zealand schools and will reach even more in the months ahead.Raui received a Queen’s Young Leader award in London earlier this year for his service, which he started in 2012 after a series of suicides, including that of a nine-year-old boy, rocked his Auckland high school and the Northland region of the country.“It’s about educating children at school from an early age so they don’t grow up feeling isolated or anxious about mental health problems or being judged… and hopefully they will pay that forward in the future,” said Raui.“It’s a programme built by young people and it’s great to see how far it has come. Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – for everything you need to know about the Royal Family, direct to your inbox each week. “There’s a fear of embarrassment of having these problems in the first place,” Harry said, “The fact you’re going to schools and offering it online, which is where so many people spend most of their time, is really important.” After the group chats concluded, Harry and Meghan took photographs with each table and seemed motivated by their chats, both smiling and laughing.“This has been so inspiring,” said Meghan, who started a round of applause. “You’re all doing really excellent work.” The volunteers from Lifeline handed over gifts to the couple — two goody bags containing a baby onesies and t-shirts from their 72 Club campaign. “This is so sweet of you,” Meghan said after thanking the group.Maranui Cafe owners Kate Richardson and Bronwyn Kelly also handed gifts for the couple — t-shirts and a book about the history of the Maranui Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded in 1912, and trains Wellington lifeguards.“They were both so warm and friendly,” Richardson later remarked. “What they’re doing is so important.”After leaving the venue, Meghan had an aide return to the venue and request that the plates of small pastries that had been laid out on each table were shared with the children from Houghton Valley School they earlier met outside the venue. Harry and Meghan — who are both strong advocates for mental health awareness — were at Wellington’s Maranui Cafe on Monday, October 29, to learn about initiatives and programmes supporting mental wellbeing in New Zealand, with a focus on youth. Harry was interested to learn that around 50% of the callers that phone in to the three helplines are men. “They’re able to call from a private number if they want and it’s a place they can open up and speak freely, without judgement,” said Lifeline’s Clinical Manager, Renee Matthews. “Our goal is long term, to push for an intergenerational change that will create better methods of understanding and communication between young people and their peers, young and adult, and also help create a better representation of [young people] in society.”“I take my hat off to you,” Harry said. “Having a 10 or 20-year strategy is much better than three or four. You want to take it to the point where you’re out of a job, that the work you have done is so successful that the issue you have been tackling is no longer an issue.”“It’s important to focus on longterm planning and then creating that ripple effect,” added Meghan.At the age of 18 Ezekiel Raui took part in the first White House United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) conference and met President Obama.Harry was so impressed by the young man’s dedication to philanthropy that he asked for his name badge so he could get in touch again at a later date. “We need more people like you,” Harry said.The last initiative they spoke to was youth mental health project Live for Tomorrow, which is part of New Zealand youth organisation Zeal. Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex meet young people from a number of mental health projects operating in New Zealand, at the Maranui Cafe in WellingtonCredit:Reuters Manager Andrew Sutherland told the couple how their project tells real-life stories from young people, both online and in school, through documentaries, music videos and other resources. “It’s amazing what you have done,” Harry remarked. “I think anyone who has overcome mental health problems often go out of their own way to help others.”The Duke spoke about his own struggles with mental health during the conversations, admitting that it took him years to confront his own inner turmoil.“It took me about three or four years to start the journey and then after that you still have to find the right people to speak to,” he started.On the same table the couple also spoke with volunteers and staff from Lifeline Aotearoa, a 24-hour crisis service offering free community helplines and text message support to people of all ages in New Zealand.The organisation has been established for 53 years and has over 200 volunteers and 50 staff. “Kidsline buddy” volunteer Leroy, told the couple about how the service doesn’t just offer support but also gives callers tools to cope with mental health struggles in their daily lives. They arrived just after 10am and were escorted in by Lucia Kennedy, founder of Luminary Legacies, which honours people who have impacted positively on individuals, families and communities. “It smells so great in here,” Harry said after walking past the cafe’s colourful cake counter.Before sitting at their first table, the couple were offered drinks by the cafe’s co-owner Bronwyn Kelly, with the Duke asking for water, the Duchess having a “milk tea”.At the first table the couple met Jazz Thornton and Gen Mora from Voices of Hope.“We’ve both had battles with mental health of our own and so we wanted to create a platform where people can share stories of hope,” Thornton said of their website, which contains videos and personal blogs which promotes mental wellbeing, empowerment and recovery.Harry and Meghan heard the two women from Voices of Hope share how their 2017 viral video “Dear Suicidal Me” – which features young people who have overcome mental health problems reading their own suicide notes – saved the life of a 15-year-old young girl in Canada.“Her mother contacted us and said that her daughter was planning to take her life but then saw the video and went to speak to her instead,” explained Thornton. “It saved her life.”
Continuing development from its large ALLU M-Series material processing buckets for mining and process industries, released in 2014, ALLU Group recently launched the even larger ALLU G-Series bucket for very big carriers in material processing and mining. The goal with the new G-Series “is to streamline customer processes and provide an opportunity for cost savings and environmental benefits – both hot topics in the mining industry.” The first model released in the G-Series, is the 32 t, heavy ALLU G 4-32 F, with a payload of over 50 t, which is designed to be mounted on 300 t front shovel mining excavators.With the ALLU G 4-32 F, the excavator is used as a material processor, screening the ore of waste rock in mining cells at the same time that it loads the screened ore onto transport dump trucks. In many mining operations, the utilisation of this unique method makes it possible to leave the majority of waste rock found in the ore at its original location in the mining cell, without ever needing to transport the waste.“When the waste material or side rock can be left behind in the mining cell, in its original location, the operation realises great savings in fuel, transportation equipment wear/tear and equipment maintenance costs. The combination of the excavator and the ALLU G-Series bucket transforms the carrier machine into a truly mobile heavy processing machine. The method also creates environmental benefits through reduced transportation and processing of waste material at the surface.”Keeping the tough conditions presented in mining applications in mind, the 13 m3 G 4-32 F, weighing 32 t, is built using higest quality standards and materials. As with the ALLU M-Series, the ALLU G-Series is also equipped with the ALLU DARE data reporting system, which enables remote monitoring of the equipment condition and material processing performance via a mobile uplink.
ALMOST 60,000 PEOPLE were forced to wait on trolleys in hospital Emergency Departments around the country last year as they waited for a bed, new figures have found.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said the levels of overcrowding have become a full-blown crisis, with the problems spread hospital-wide in many areas.The number of people who had to stay on a trolley had dropped for two years in a row but rose by 2 per cent last year.INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said that while efforts were being made to reduce numbers on trolleys in Emergency Departments, it wasn’t working.“The problem is now compounded as, in some hospitals, patients, on a daily basis, are being placed on chairs, trolleys and extra beds in already full wards and units,” he said.Doran said more than 2,100 beds have been closed in the past five years and linked it to the health budget which has been cut by €619 million for 2014.“It is difficult to see how this crisis, which has been ongoing since late 2004, can be solved without major investment,” he said. “It was deemed a national emergency in 2006 but the numbers have increased by 22 per cent since then”.There were 327 people stuck on trolleys today, compared to 387 yesterday. Beaumont Hospital topped the list both days with 40 people on trolleys in the Dublin hospital today. The Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick was the second-worst with 33 patients on trolleys.Every one of the 26 hospitals surveyed by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) had at least one patient on a trolley.Read: Number of patients on hospital trolleys at highest in months > Read: Nurses to track hospital overcrowding >
EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GAZA: Early morning shelling killed dozens of people in Gaza, including at least 16 people at a UN school.2. #TRAFFICKING: Victims of trafficking who were forced to work in growhouses are getting tougher sentences for cannabis cultivation than Irish people.3. #FLYING THE NEST: Up to 20,000 extra people moved out of their parents’ homes in 2011 compared to 2006 because of falling rents during the recession and they also left at a younger age.4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Charlie Flanagan will today make his first trip to Belfast for talks since taking office as Foreign Affairs Minister.5. HOUSES: Mortgage arrears in AIB are down and continuing to fall, according to AIB’s Chief Executive who was speaking as the bank reports a €437m profit for the first half of 2014.6. #WIKILEAKS: The latest revelation from Wikileaks is that a gagging order was put in place to restrict the reporting of a ‘multi-million dollar corruption case’.7. #CONMAN: A man who has admitted to charge of fraud said he lives four separate lives and had a wife, two fiancées, a girlfriend and four children, a number of papers report this morning.8. #SALE: NAMA is selling its first retail park portfolio, which includes four parks and a large part of Carrickmines Retail Park.9. #ONE YEAR ON: Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Chelsea Manning, exactly one year since the US soldier was convicted on espionage charges.
No one was hurt in a shooting in the Shumway neighborhood Tuesday night, police said.At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Vancouver police officers were called to the 3300 block of G Street, in the Shumway neighborhood, after someone heard three gunshots in the area, department spokesman Kim Kapp said.Upon arriving, they met a man who said he heard noised behind his house earlier.He went to check what was happening and saw two men near his car. When he approached, the two took off running, Kapp said.The man chased them, and one of the suspects fired several rounds at him.The victim was unharmed, Kapp said, and officers didn’t find anyone else hurt or any property damaged. They did find a spent shell casing, she said.Kapp said it was unclear whether the incident was connected to the shooting and robberies from last weekend.
Arsenal striker Alexander Lacazette was an important player as the Gunners closed the gap to Chelsea to three points with a win over the Blues on Saturday.The France international scored the first goal as Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to move to within three points of Maurizio Sarri’s men who sit in fourth position in the Premier League.Speaking after the game, Lacazette sent a strong message to the Gunners top four rivals.“[We are now] Three points to Chelsea, we are still in the race and we will fight until the end,” he told BT Sport, as quoted by Football.London.“It is what the coach asked us for. We fight all the game.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was not easy for us.”Meanwhile, the former Olympique Lyonnais star said he was delighted to get on the scoresheet as he helped Arsenal into the lead early on in the game with a powerful strike that flew past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.“It was a good ball from Hector [Bellerin] and I am happy,” he added.
Yes, but can Google Maps go underground? Google Maps screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET You’re forgiven if you can’t decide whether to buy tickets to Nevada for the planned raid on classified military base Area 51. One day the Sept. 20 Facebook event “to see those damn aliens” is removed from the social network, the next it’s back up. Who can keep track, let alone make reliable travel plans? If you like to play things safe and search for aliens from your couch instead of the hot, sweaty desert, you can just visit Area 51 via Google Maps. LADbible provides the coordinates for the desert base around 150 miles from Las Vegas, which has become synonymous with alien conspiracies, especially involving alien spaceships and aliens themselves. “By typing these coordinates into Google Maps: 37.24804, -115.800155, or by following this link, you can view the base without breaking any rules,” the site notes. Added a Google spokesperson, “Google sources satellite imagery from third-party providers, who are responsible for complying with any applicable law.” Screenshot by Jován Pulgarín/CNET The image looks like what you’d expect a satellite image of a desert base to look like. Nestled in a huge desert expanse, there are roads, nondescript buildings, parking lots, runways and several visible aircraft. Despite zooming in as far as I could, however, I was unable to see ET. The tongue-in-cheek Alien 51 Facebook event, titled Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us, first appeared on the site in July. “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” it read. “If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.” “Naruto run” refers to the main character in the eponymous Naruto anime.More than 2 million people have signed up for the event, and 1.4 million more are “interested” in attending. And while the event’s fake, creator Mathew Roberts has put together a real festival instead that will take place somewhere other than a secret military base. Roberts says he expects around 20,000 people to attend that event. Google Maps for Android 1 Area 51, a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base within the Nevada Test and Training Range, reportedly got its name when, in 1951, the remains of the alleged Roswell UFO (said to have crashed in 1947) were brought to the base. In 2013, the CIA issued a 355-page declassified report detailing the birth of Area 51 and the U-2 spy planes developed and tested there.The US Air Force has issued a warning to would-be alien hunters interested in attending the desert event, saying troops stand ready to protect Area 51. It’s unknown what Sept. 20 will bring for Area 51 and environs, but it is known the stunt is presenting all sorts of marketing opportunities. The Belize Tourism board, for example, is offering free Central American vacations to Nevada locals wishing to escape the chaos. Even the official Ghostbusters movie got in on the madness with a bit of advice. Whatever happens next month, let’s just hope we’re not looking at another Fyre festival disaster. Originally published Aug. 6, 2:27 p.m. PT.Update, 4:09 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Google spokesperson. More Area 51 madness Share your voice Tags Comment 2 million want to raid Area 51 to ‘see them aliens’ Area 51 raid event back on Facebook after being removed Planning to raid Area 51? Ghostbusters have advice Online Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Google Maps
Share 00:00 /00:59 A new study says the Texas electric grid would still be reliable if two of the state’s coal plants shut down in the coming years. The study comes from a progressive advocacy group that calls some coal plants “old, inefficient and dirty.” Consulting firm Electric Power Engineers performed the study for the group Public Citizen. It looked at what would happen if Dallas company Luminant closed its Big Brown and Monticello plants by the year 2021. “If these big coal plants do retire, it’s not going to be a whole lot of the energy we rely upon,” says Public Citizen’s Texas Director Tom Smith. “But there are significant additional resources that will come in and fill the hole in the energy in East Texas.”Those resources would be new wind, solar and natural gas projects, but the study acknowledges this envisioned future depends on assumptions about when such projects come online. If those timelines change, the effect of shuttering coal plants could change.Luminant would not comment on the report. Nationwide, coal use for electricity has been dropping since 2008. President Trump has nonetheless promised to revitalize the industry, despite its competition with cheaper natural gas. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen
Chrome OS isn’t the only operating system that Google’s upcoming Pixel Slate tablet will run. According to a commit spotted by 9To5Google, the tablet may also support Windows 10.The company is reportedly testing Microsoft’s operating system on a device nicknamed “Nocturne,” which 9To5Google believes is the upcoming Pixel Slate.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-pixel-slate-dual-boot?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 This wouldn’t be a surprise, as Google is also currently working on making the Pixelbook dual-boot Windows 10 as well. Other select Chromebooks are rumored to be on their way to Windows 10-land as well, though only the Pixelbook is confirmed.MORE: Google’s Pixel Event: What to ExpectThe new Pixel Slate may be designed similarly to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, with a magnetic connector that makes it easy to attach to and detach from compatible keyboards (though it may or may not come with a keyboard of its own). Windows 10 compatibility would certainly make the tablet a more formidable competitor of Microsoft’s Surface lineup.We should know more about the Pixel Slate (and Google’s next Pixelbook) at the company’s upcoming Pixel event in New York, which kicks off on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. ET. We’ll be on the ground for the event, so stay tuned for the latest news as it happens.Best Laptops Under $500Best Chromebooks Available NowShould I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement
News | January 27, 2009 Nonradiologist Imaging Surges 63 Percent Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems January 27, 2009 – Utilization of imaging in the private office setting increased by 63 percent, according to a study that which will appear in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).At a time when imaging volume is being targeted as a factor in the overall rise in health care costs in the U.S., a look at Medicare data from a 10-year period has revealed that although there has been steady growth in imaging, a large portion of that growth can be attributed to studies performed by nonradiologist physicians in the private office setting.The article Recent Shifts in Place of Service for Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging: Have Hospitals Missed an Opportunity?, by David C. Levin, M.D., and Vijay M. Rao, M.D., et al., examines the changes in imaging volume in four groups where imaging most often takes place: in the hospital inpatient setting, in hospital outpatient facilities, in private offices or imaging centers, and in emergency departments (EDs).The study results indicate that the utilization of imaging in the private office setting increased by 63 percent. Overall hospital market share decreased from 47 percent in 1996 to 41 percent in 2006. ED imaging saw the fastest growth at 77 percent, however, the utilization of imaging in the ED were substantially lower overall than the other three groups being studied.In order to contain imaging growth, combat misuse of the technology, and educate referring physicians about appropriate ordering of exams, authors David P. Friedman, M.D., et al., enlisted their department in a utilization management (UM) program — an alternate to precertification — directed by a radiology benefit management program. Their study, Experience of an Academic Neuroradiology Division Participating in a Utilization Management Program, details the process by which imaging studies are approved using evidence-based guidelines from a variety of sources. The department noted a reduction in unnecessary studies: 14 percent of all studies reviewed were not performed, and about 6 percent of those ordered were reordered with a more appropriate exam.Another article in the issue, Keeping Our Professionalism Alive in Radiology’s New Age: A Choice; Our Future, by Gregory J. Butler, M.D., discusses professionalism as forthcoming issue of importance in radiology that is to be looked at as an opportunity for development. Professionalism may be the only behavior that is likely to save radiologists from extinction, according to the author, as the radiology profession is quickly changing. As teleradiology gains footing and face time with referring physicians continually decreases, radiologist apathy is becoming an increasing threat to the profession. This article offers ways physician offices can reinforce the importance of professionalism in the workplace, as well as thoughts on the future of the specialty.For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more