Two Lovers and a Bear director braved frigid Nunavut landscape to shoot

first_imgMontreal native Nguyen says the script for the film evolved over time, but many of the elements, including the talking bear came to him on a stopover at the Amsterdam airport. The story of two star-crossed lovers on the run from bad memories is at the heart of Two Lovers and a Bear, a new Arctic-set film from Rebelle director Kim Nguyen. Advertisement Counselling the couple is a talking polar bear, a philosophical addition to a movie that is part romance, part thriller and all icy cold isolation. The bear, played by a real polar bear named Agee and voiced by acting legend Gordon Pinsent, is the most fanciful part of a film that sees Lucy and Roman, played by recent Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, embark on a physical and metaphysical journey to confront their troubled, violent pasts. Advertisement Facebook “I was reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami,” he says. “There are weird gods in the book, kind of like imperfect Greek gods with flaws. It dawned on me that I should have something like an imperfect, flawed deity in the film.” At the same time he noticed the airport’s giant brass teddy bears and voilà, the idea of an advice-giving polar bear was born. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

China hopes to feast on seal

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanada has gone to the Far East to find a new market for seal products.Fisheries Minister Gail Shea is currently in China on a trade mission.Today she announced that the two countries have made a deal.APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers has this story.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,447.66, down 210.97 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 38 cents, or 6.53 per cent, to $5.44 on 11.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 19 cents, or 10.61 per cent, to $1.60 on 11.3 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 17 cents, or 2.8 per cent, to $5.90 on 7.3 million shares.The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down $2 or 2.59 per cent, to $75.25 on 6.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up seven cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $4.38 on 5.4 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 18 cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $22.74 on 5 million shares. Companies in the news:Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B). Down $2.91 or 32 per cent to $6.18. Dorel Industries Inc. saw its share price plunge to a record low Tuesday after it suspended its dividend due to U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made products. The Montreal-based maker of bicycles, children’s car seats and home furnishings said U.S. tariff increases in May to 25 per cent on many of the goods it produces is having a much greater impact on its business than the original 10 per cent tariffs introduced a year ago. The company said a dividend of 15 cents US per share declared on Aug. 2 is not affected and will be paid on Wednesday.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Up 27 cents to $47.42. Telus Corp. is dramatically increasing the size of its home and business security operations with a deal to buy ADT Security Services Canada Inc. for roughly $700 million. The Vancouver-based company said Tuesday the purchase is part of its move to provide monitoring for fires, floods, carbon monoxide leaks and break-ins as well as internet-controlled automation features. ADT Canada employs about 1,000 and has approximately 500,000 residential and business customers — about five times the number at Telus SmartHome Security and Secure Business, which was launched last year. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison ends 37year reign as CEO turns over job

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Sep 18, 2014 2:26 pm MDT Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison ends 37-year reign as CEO, turns over job to top lieutenants SAN FRANCISCO – Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world’s best-known technology companies.With the changing of the guard announced Thursday, Ellison will be handing over his job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, who become co-CEOs.Ellison, 70, intends to still play an influential role at Oracle Corp. He is taking over as Oracle’s executive chairman, replacing Jeff Henley in the position, and will oversee the engineering departments as chief technology officer. What’s more, Ellison remains Oracle’s biggest shareholder with a 25 per cent stake in the Redwood Shores, California, company that accounts for most of his $51 billion fortune.Catz, Oracle’s chief financial officer until Thursday, will be responsible for manufacturing, legal and finance, while Hurd will supervise sales and all services. Both of them will report to Oracle’s board instead of Ellison. Oracle isn’t hiring a CFO to replace Catz.“I am going to continue to do what I have been doing the past several years and they are going to continue doing what they have been doing the past several years,” Ellison told analysts during a Thursday conference call.Given that Catz and Hurd are already handling many of the same duties as Oracle’s co-presidents, the new pecking order may not seem like much of a change, especially among investors who worried about the company’s sluggish growth in recent years.Oracle’s stock slipped 86 cents, or 2 per cent, to $40.69 in Thursday’s extended trading following the company’s announcement. The downturn may have had more to do with Wall Street’s disappointment with Oracle’s fiscal first-quarter earnings, which were also announced late Thursday and missed analyst targets, than with the reshuffling of management duties.The shake-up comes at a critical point in Oracle’s history. It is trying to adapt to the technological upheaval that is causing more of its corporate customers to lease software applications stored in remote data centres instead of paying licensing fees to install programs on machines kept in their own offices. The shift to Internet-connected software has become known as “cloud computing.”“While there was some speculation Larry could step down, the timing is a bit of a head scratcher in our opinion and the Street will have many questions,” said FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives.Although Ellison has steadfastly insisted that Oracle is well positioned to sell more cloud computing services, smaller rivals such as Salesforce.com Inc. and Workday Inc. have been growing at a much faster clip. Both Salesforce, started by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, and Workday, founded by longtime Oracle nemesis David Duffield, were created explicitly as cloud computing specialists.In a post on his Twitter account, Benioff cast doubt about whether Ellison is really relinquishing any control. “There always has been, and always will be, one CEO at Oracle,” Benioff tweeted.Since he co-founded Oracle with $1,200 of his own money in 1977, Ellison has become has well known for his antics away from the office as his accomplishments as the company’s CEO.Through the years, Ellison has driven fancy cars, flown his own jet, raced yachts, wooed beautiful women and owned ornate homes in San Francisco, Malibu and an exclusive Silicon Valley neighbourhood, where he spent $170 million on a 45-acre compound designed to remind him of Japan and the samurai warriors that he admires. In 2012, he bought his own Hawaiian island by acquiring 98 per cent of Lanai.Last year, Ellison staged the boating race for America’s Cup in the San Francisco Bay, where a team of professional sailors that he personally financed won the trophy for the second straight time.Ellison, a close friend of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has always relished his status as the richest person in the nation’s high-tech heartland, where free-flowing stock options sometimes turned receptionists and cafeteria workers into millionaires. Money is “a method of keeping score,” Ellison once told an interviewer.Catz, 52, is a former investment banker who joined Oracle in 1999. Hurd, 57, has been with Oracle for four years, but is best known the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co.Hurd stepped down from HP in 2010 after that company’s board raised questions about his expense reports and his relationship with a company contractor.Ellison ridiculed HP for its treatment of Hurd, a close friend, and hired him at Oracle.“Safra and Mark are doing a spectacular job and deserve the recognition of their new titles,” Ellison told analysts Thursday. read more

The Jets Deal For LeVeon Bell Makes Sense Were Surprised Too

The Jets often put Sam Darnold in a tough spotAmong 2018 NFL quarterbacks, the greatest share of all dropbacks* that were on third down and long 7Alex SmithRedskins3696116.5 8Marcus MariotaTitans4076716.5 In an era when NFL success is defined by passing, one New York team said goodbye to one of the most electrifying young receivers in league history, and the other decided to make a 27-year-old running back the centerpiece of its new offense.Odell Beckham Jr. is out in New York football, and Le’Veon Bell is in. Bell’s move was nearly a year in the making, as he sat out the entire 2018 season in hopes of landing a long-term contract from a new team. It was assumed that he would pick a franchise on the precipice of winning a championship, but instead he chose the Jets, who went 4-12 last year and have a 21-year-old quarterback in Sam Darnold.Can Bell, five seasons and 1,541 total touches into his career, still perform at a Hall of Fame level? Through 2016, it looked as if Bell may have been worse for all the wear from his historic rushing and receiving workload, but he actually rebounded in 2017, his last season.When we last saw Bell, in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs for that 2017 season, he was the best player on the field. And the fact that Bell stopped the clock last year on his touches could work to the Jets’ benefit. According to my research last year at The Wall Street Journal, running backs typically maintain peak rushing efficiency through about career touch 2,400 (not including touches in the postseason). At Bell’s current per-game pace, that’s about 34 games (or two-plus seasons) away. So the Jets are making a good bet that Bell will earn his $35 million guaranteed on his four-year, $52.5 million deal — less than the Jets reportedly were prepared to pay linebacker Anthony Barr before he backed out of that deal to return to Minnesota. 6Dak PrescottCowboys61010316.9 1Lamar JacksonRavens2034019.7% 2Sam DarnoldJets4598919.4 5Josh AllenBills3967117.9 Dropbacks 3Josh RosenCardinals4518619.1 RankPlayerTeamTotal3rd & LongShare 9Russell WilsonSeahawks4998116.2 The Jets seem to have needed Bell more than Bell needed the Jets. They were simply awful last year running the ball. The Jets’ play success when running on first and second down last year ranked 31st in the league, at just 31.8 percent, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. This meant that the Jets were routinely behind schedule in terms of down and distance, forcing Darnold to play uphill. 10Deshaun WatsonTexans61910016.2 4Ryan TannehillDolphins3156019.1 * Pass attempts and sacksBased on a minimum of 170 total pass attemptsSource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Enter Bell, who in his previous two seasons had a 41.4 percent success rate on first and second down.It’s may be surprising that Darnold, who posted mediocre numbers on the whole during his rookie year, could attract such a top free-agent receiving target at the peak of his ability. Darnold wasn’t Baker Mayfield last year. He struggled mightily, especially before missing three games with injury beginning in Week 10. But upon his return, Darnold was excellent — without receiving the fanfare that Baker Mayfield generated in the season’s second half. In weeks 14 through 17, the rookie from USC was actually was the top quarterback in football measured by Total QBR. And Darnold achieved this distinction despite being saddled with the least successful running game in football in that period.Darnold and Bell could be well-matched. As a rookie, Darnold showed an ability to make plays on- and off-script.“Darnold is going to be really good,” said Josh McCown, his backup and mentor last year. “Making plays in and out of structure is the key. He has that thing that Aaron Rodgers and a few guys have — an ability to get outside the pocket and make something happen when the play isn’t working. It’s a special gift.” McCown compares Darnold to Tony Romo. And Romo is among Darnold’s biggest fans, correctly predicting in midseason the dramatic leap in his performance that was yet to come.And Darnold’s growth in the season’s home stretch coincided with great success passing to running backs. That success came throwing to the likes of Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon. Now he gets to throw to one of the most prolific receiving running backs through age 25 in NFL history.Bell leaves a Pittsburgh Steelers team that boasted the best offensive line in football for a Jets team that, well, does not. But the Jets already made a major move to improve that unit, adding Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele in a trade with the Raiders. And last season in Miami, new Jets head coach Adam Gase was able to reinvigorate the seemingly moribund career of ancient Frank Gore, who posted by far his most efficient rushing season since 2012.The sudden shift of star power in East Rutherford, N.J., is already allowing the Jets to win the back pages of New York tabloids. Now they’ll have to see if they can make up ground on the field, too. read more

Teachers Racist parents pull children from RE classes because they dont want

first_imgThe motion urged the union to work with others to “determine the nature and extent of the selective use of the right of withdrawal”.A Department for Education spokesman said: “Good quality religious education can develop children’s knowledge of the values and traditions of Britain and help foster understanding among different faiths and cultures.”Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or any part of religious education, but schools should make sure that parents who want to do this are aware of the religious education syllabus and its relevance to all pupils.” Mr Griffiths told the conference: “I’m sure you are well aware of the dangers of members of society closing themselves off to the rest of the world, the dangers of social media channelling an ever more extreme reflection of people’s beliefs, without balance, and the dangers of those children who are ignorant of other religious beliefs and non-beliefs, and lack an understanding of the way that individuals, regardless of religion, can work together and make a positive difference to society are increasingly vulnerable to targeting by extremists.”Kim Knappett, the union’s vice president, said she had been shown a letter by a headteacher from a parent who was asking to selectively remove their child from RE and that “the letter was so foul” her answer was that they should refer it to the relevant authorities.She said in another case, she had been talking to students of different ages about RE in sixth forms and they told her they believed it was important that they learn about each other, and to question and debate. “Prejudiced” parents are pulling their children from Religious Education classes because they don’t want them learning about Islam, teachers have warned. Mothers and fathers are abusing their right to withdraw children from the classes, and this is hampering schools’ attempts to “prepare a child for life in modern Britain”, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference heard.Delegates have agreed a resolution urging the Government to take steps to prevent parents from selectively withdrawing their children, specifically from the teaching of individual religions.Proposing the motion, Richard Griffiths from the union’s Inner London branch, said that RE today has developed into a subject “that allows for critical thinking, big questions, allows children to explore their own and other religious beliefs and non-beliefs”. He highlighted a recent investigation which indicated that there had been a 48 per cent rise in hate-related crimes linked to race and ethnicity between 2015/16 and 2016/17. He said the resolution was not against parents’ right to withdraw youngsters, but was concerned about evidence which suggested an increase in the abuse of the right, and the potential for it to be abused.Mr Griffiths argued that the right in the “rare cases” where parents’ religious beliefs provided genuine grounds for withdrawal was “very different to the cases of parents with certain prejudices including Islamophobia and antisemitism who wish to remove their children from certain lessons or visits to places of worship that would significantly hinder the ability of the school to prepare a child for life in modern Britain”. Parents with certain prejudices including Islamophobia and antisemitism who wish to remove their children from certain lessons… would significantly hinder the ability of the school to prepare a child for life in modern BritainRichard Griffiths, from ATL’s Inner London branch Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Over 50 coaches to be certified for participation in National Robotics

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSTEMGuyana to launch “Reading & Robotics” program in 13 librariesOctober 9, 2018In “Business”Ministry, NGOs partner to offer ICT training for citizensFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news”STEMGuyana Signs Agreement To Bring International Youth Robot Competition To GuyanaSeptember 23, 2018In “latest news” A series of Certification programmes for technology ‘buffs’, youth leaders and teachers interested in starting technology clubs in communities will be conducted by STEM Guyana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Telecommunications.Flashback: The STEM team which represented Guyana at the First Global Challenge in Washington, D.C.The one-day sessions will be held over three consecutive days from February 1 to 3.The seminars will begin with 20 coaches from across the country who had signed up online.  On the second day, 20 teachers from local public schools will participate in the sessions, while teachers from private schools in Bartica will be prepared for certification on the final day.The programme will focus on organising and guiding technology clubs, building and programming of robots, and the fundamentals of MIT Scratch programming.Scratch is a programming language and online community where tech-savvy individuals receive assistance in creating their own interactive stories, games and animations.The potential coaches will also learn about the International STEM League and how to use the League’s competition software.Following the Certification programme, the new Coaches will be expected to form clubs and then prepare their teams for competition in the upcoming Scratch and Robotics Guyana tournaments.These will be officially launched by STEM Guyana at the end of February 2018, and community teams led by more than 50 coaches are expected to participate.Sessions will begin at 8:30 am in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications.This certification programme is the brainchild of one of the STEM Guyana co-founders, Leon Caleb Christian and is being coordinated by another co-founder, Karen Abrams, a Start-up Inclusion Consultant, and Ima Christian who is currently pursuing studies at Stanford University, California, USA.The sessions will also be facilitated by STEM Guyana’s local Master Trainers.According to Abrams, programmes such as Lego Mindstorm and MIT Scratch, teach computational thinking, problem-solving, logical reasoning and innovative thinking in a fun and engaging environment.She believes that “not only will these programmes help students to perform better in school, but they will also make students more aware of problems in their own communities, country, region, world and empower them to work on teams to fix these problems”.Abrams said the skills derived from these training sessions will enable Guyana to compete globally and to exponentially increase the rate of development. read more

Fortescue Metals wins award for mine water management

first_imgWater is the subject of one of IM’s most popular annual articles – being completed soon for the July issue. News just in is that Fortescue Metals Group’s innovative approach to groundwater management at its Cloudbreak minesite has won national recognition through the Australian Water Association awards. The Cloudbreak Managed Aquifer Recharge Scheme is one of the largest and most complex managed aquifer recharge schemes in Australia with a capacity of 25 gigalitres (GL) of water each year. It is also the first of its kind in a variable density groundwater setting and within a landscape with unique cultural and environmental value.The scheme, called Papa Warringka (Nyiyaparli for Water in the Ground), is an innovative approach to mitigating environmental impacts related to surface discharge and dewatering drawdown while also conserving brackish water resources for future mine water supply. First established in August 2008, the scheme has been operating as a sustainable closed system with zero surface discharge since September 2009. It comprises over 200 abstraction bores, ten in-pit pumps, 200 km of pipeline, six major transfer or settlement ponds, 100 brackish injection bores and 20 saline injection bores. The Australian Water Association has recognised the achievements of Fortescue’s scheme, awarding it the national award for Infrastructure Project Innovation at its Ozwater’11 conference. Fortescue Water Manager Doug Brown said his team was delighted to win such a prestigious award. “Effective management of groundwater is both integral to the success of the mining operation and critical to social and environmental sustainability. It is an honour to be recognised by the Australian water sector for the work that has been achieved by the Cloudbreak Managed Aquifer Recharge Scheme,” Brown said.The scheme also won the WA Water Infrastructure Innovation award in 2010.last_img read more

Gardaí identify remains found in Meath as 37 yearold Christopher Gaffney

first_imgUpdated 12.52pmA MURDER INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of Christopher Gaffney, whose remains were found in a field in Clonee, County Meath.The 37 year-old man is believed to have been from the Blanchardstown area of Dublin.Extensive searchThe investigation comes after the discovery of a human arm in a field by passer-by on Friday, from which fingerprints and DNA were recovered.Specialist teams launched an extensive search of the area and further remains were found late yesterday afternoon.A post-mortem was then carried out by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Kalhid Jabber.Gardáí at Ashbourne are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area recently, or who had contact with Christopher Gaffney over the past two months, to contact them on 01 8010600.First published 07.20amlast_img read more

The Turnstyle Concept Turntable Defines Minimalism

first_imgTurntables have something of a definitive look, but designer R.D. Silva’s Turnstyle Turntable is built to remove all of the bulk and extra material from a turntable and reduce it to its most essential components: essentially a motor that a record can be mounted to, a needle and cartridge on a movable arm, power and volume controls, and a weight in the back to keep the needle on the record and the player in one place. Ironically, the Turnstyle has a built-in speaker, which most people wouldn’t consider essential on a record player.  The Turnstyle is just a prototype, and it’s not clear if it will ever be a product anyone could actually order, but it’s definitely an interesting design.AdChoices广告last_img

Most Aussies in Athens wont vote

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The vast majority of Australians living permanently in Athens say they are not interested in voting in today’s Federal Elections. Many claim they just don’t care, while other say they feel it is not right to participate in the electoral process given they no longer live in Australia. There are tens of thousands of Australians (mainly Greek-Australians) currently in Greece as tourists or expatriates who have returned permanently but only a few hundred of them will vote. Christine Pappas who has been living in Athens for six years, says she finds no reason to vote this Saturday. “I don’t care about it,” Pappas said. “I don’t see the reason, the Australian government has nothing to offer me and therefore I have no interest in who is running the country.” Despite not participating in the process, Pappas says there are some key issues Australians living in Greece should consider if they’re going to vote. “I think Australia needs to work closer with Greece to offer Australian citizens now living here more social security benefits.” She says many have worked and paid taxes in Australia for decades and are now living in Greece but can’t access decent health cover. “I feel there is a real lack of support for Australians living here,” Pappas said. Yiannis Triantafilidis says he definitely will not be voting. “Why would I, I mean really who cares,” said Triantafilidis, who also has two brothers, both born in Australia but now living in Greece. “None of us are interested,” he claimed. Marika Stylianou has only recently moved to Athens, but she too says she has no interest in voting. “I left Australia to move here and don’t feel any need to get involved with what’s happening there, to be blunt i just don’t care.” Kostas Karakonstandis and his family have been living in Athens for years. He says he won’t vote, but not because he doesn’t care. “Because I take democratic elections seriously, I strongly believe that only permanent residents of any nation should vote in elections because its the permanent resident that live out the consequences of their vote,” Karakonstandis told Neos Kosmos. He says only permanent residents can be truly informed of the vital daily issues. “And I’m not one to make uninformed decisions so therefore I will not be voting,” Karakonstandis said. Despite not voting he maintains a strong interest in Australia. “I have no idea who will win the Federal elections but whoever wins I hope it is the right choice for the country at this difficult and challenging time of global uncertainty.” He says as a Greek Australian he hopes the new government can form even closer bilateral ties. “In particular, closer economic ties and trade between the two countries would be of mutual benefit and has yet to reach its potential.” He says on issues of particular Greek sensitivity, such as the divided and occupied Republic of Cyprus and FYROM, Australia has largely complied with United Nations Resolutions. “And I trust that any new Australian Federal Government will not only continue to do so, but will even play a more proactive role in promoting real solutions for these problems.” Panos Arvanitis also wants further support from Australia. He has been living in Athens and says Australia owes it to Greece to give back. “Many of us Greeks helped build Australia, yes we benefited from it but so did that country, and now that Greece is in trouble they could do more,” Arvanitis said. He believes Australia could start by importing more Greek products and investing in projects in Greece. “Now is a good time to invest in this country, Greece won’t be down for long and we will not forget who did and did not support us when we were down,” he said. Maria Theodoropoulou, was born and raised in Australia but has been living permanently in Athens says she doesn’t care about what’s happening in Australia and didn’t even know Australia was holding elections this weekend. “Well of course I don’t really care and have been away for so long I don’t even know who the candidates or what the issues are, I’m more focussed on what’s happening here.” Neos Kosmos did manage to locate two Australians currently in Athens that are taking the time out to vote. Jenny Leloudas says she will visit the Australian Embassy to cast her vote because she feels strongly about who the right candidate is. “I think this could be a crucial election for Australia and I feel it’s my duty to vote, just because I live here doesn’t mean I don’t care,” Leloudas said. She says she may one day move back to Australia and feels voting is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. “Too many Greeks, and Australians that have been here for a while, have lost interest in politics because of all the corruption and mismanagement, but we can’t change a thing by sitting on the sidelines,” she said. Mathew Kamanis is currently winding up a European holiday with his last few days being spent in Greece. He took time out from sightseeing to go to the Australian Embassy and cast his vote. “To be honest the main reason I voted was to avoid paying the fine,” Kamanis said.last_img read more

Très haut débit le programme national du gouvernement est officiellement lancé

first_imgTrès haut débit : le programme national du gouvernement est officiellement lancéFrance – Le gouvernement français a officiellement lancé son programme “très haut débit” le mercredi 4 août. Ce programme a pour objectif principal de réduire la fracture numérique française et permettre à l’ensemble des Français d’avoir accès à Internet en très haut débit.Pour le gouvernement, le Très haut débit passe avant tout par la fibre optique, réel outil d’avenir aux yeux de l’État. Le programme en question, soutenu notamment par la secrétaire d’État chargée de la Prospective et du Développement de l’Economie numérique Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, dispose d’une enveloppe de 2 milliards d’euros et doit pouvoir valider l’un des objectifs de campagne de Nicolas Sarkozy : 100% des foyers français couverts par le haut débit en 2025.Pour lancer ce programme, un appel à projets-pilotes a été lancé, sachant que l’État pourra investir jusqu’à 500.000 euros par projet. Ces derniers “devront être représentatifs du territoire français et concerneront des zones à faible et moyenne densité. Seuls cinq d’entre eux seront retenus. Un appel à manifestations d’intentions d’investissements a également été lancé.Le 5 août 2010 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mélanome un vaccin actuellement en essai clinique

first_imgMélanome : un vaccin actuellement en essai cliniqueDes chercheurs américains viennent de lancer un essai clinique visant à tester un vaccin contre le mélanome, la forme de cancer de la peau la plus virulente.Jusqu’ici, les vaccins anticancéreux consistaient à ôter les cellules immunitaires du corps du patient, à les reprogrammer pour qu’elles s’attaquent au cancer puis à les réintroduire dans l’organisme. Mais les choses pourraient prochainement changer si les chercheurs du Wyss Institute à l’Université de Harvard réussissent à poursuivre leurs travaux jusqu’à terme. En fin de semaine dernière, ces scientifiques américains ont annoncé qu’ils débutaient des essais cliniques d’un vaccin destiné à lutter contre le mélanome. Mais ce dernier propose une approche bien différente : il consiste simplement à implanter sous la peau une petite éponge de la taille d’un ongle. D’après les chercheurs, celle-ci serait alors capable de mobiliser les cellules immunitaires du patient et de les reprogrammer afin qu’elles détruisent les cellules cancéreuses.Cette méthode pourrait s’avérer viable puisqu’elle a déjà donné d’excellents résultats sur des souris. Traités avec deux doses du vaccin, 50% des rongeurs avaient vu une régression complète de leur tumeur, d’après les scientifiques. De nombreuses applicationsÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Ce vaccin valide notre approche visant à appliquer des technologies dans le domaine clinique beaucoup plus rapidement qu’il est possible de le faire dans un environnement académique conventionnel”, indique le Dr Don Ingber, professeur à la faculté de Médecine de l’Université Harvard.Les chercheurs estiment ainsi que cette technologie pourrait avoir des applications pour traiter d’autres cancers et même des maladies inflammatoires. Néanmoins, cet essai clinique de phase 1 doit se poursuivre jusqu’en 2015 avant d’en tirer les premiers résultats. Il s’agit notamment d’évaluer la sûreté de ce vaccin pour l’homme.Le 9 septembre 2013 à 20:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bret Hart attacker released from jail on bond, Set for court appearance Friday

first_imgFacebook Pinterest Donald Trump Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Trump Administration to Revoke Obama-Era Clean Water Act Google+ Now Playing Up Next Barack Obama Hong Kong weekend of Molotov cocktails, tear gas Roy Blunt Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Videos Articles According to a new report at PWInsider, Zachary Madsen, the man who tackled Bret Hart during the Hart Foundation’s 2019 Hall of Fame induction speech last Saturday, was released Wednesday from the Brooklyn Detention Complex on a $1,500 bond. Madsen has been charged with two counts of assault in the third degree for tackling Hart, as well as trespassing and interfering with a sporting event. He is set for a court appearance on Friday. In New York assault in the third degree in an A misdemeanor and could be punishable with up to one year in jail per count.  If found guilty, Madsen could face up to one in year jail for each count of assault. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrump Administration to Revoke Obama-Era Clean Water ActVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:54/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 98.91%0:03Remaining Time -0:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Trump Refers To Pence As ‘Mike Pounce’ WhatsApp 2020 Dem. Candidates Call to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh Over Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation Now Playing Up Next U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Smart Retailer Acquired by Jones Publishing

first_imgIn addition to the consumer titles, Jones Publishing also distributes books and digital versions of its print magazines, hosts several websites and attends various tradeshows. Jones Publishing Inc. bought Smart Retailer, formerly Country Business, from Country Sampler, a publishing division of Annie’s, to expand its craft and collectibles portfolio.Smart Retailer, published by Country Sampler since 1993, is a b-to-b retailing magazine that features gifts, crafts and collectibles. Jones Publishing, founded in 1986, maintains a big presence in the market, already publishing four special-interest magazines.“[Smart Retailer’s] a perfect fit,” says Ryan Jones, president of Jones Publishing. “It will create a synergy, proving a business-to-business element in our line to complement our current consumer-focused titles.”Smart Retailer joins The Crafts Report, a monthly business magazine for the crafts professional published since 1975; Fired Arts & Crafts, a monthly publication that serves artists and teachers working with metal-clay projects and fired art forms; DOLLS, a monthly magazine and multi-platform media site that offers information for doll collectors; and Teddy Bear & Friends, which is a bi-monthly title focused on expert advice and bear-making techniques for collectors and connoisseurs.last_img read more

17 residents flee Gazipur safe home

first_imgSeventeen residents of a government-run safe home in Gazipur fled from the facility overnight cutting the window grills of a room, reports UNB.Authorities on Saturday managed to bring 12 of them back to the safe home – Hefajotider Nirapad Abasan Kendra – after hunting them down from different areas in Gazipur and Mirzapur in Tangail.Search is still on to locate five others who fled the department of women affairs-run safe home at Mogorkhal in Gazipur.A three-member probe committee led by additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Didar Mohammad Maksudul Chowdhury was formed to investigate into the matter.The committee would submit its report in seven working days.State minister for women and children affairs, Meher Afroz Chumki, visited the safe home Saturday after hearing about the incident.last_img read more

Full Show Arkema Criminal Case and Childrens Mental Health Aug 30 2018

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:13 Listen center_img X On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn how commercial real estate investors are dealing with flooded properties and seeing post-Harvey recovery as an opportunity. And NPR reporter Rebecca Hersher discusses the recent criminal charges brought against Arkema following Harvey and what she learned about the events leading up to the flooding at the Crosby chemical plant.Also this hour: Mental health issues can be challenging enough for adults to deal with. But they can often be even harder for children – who lack the language and awareness to even recognize their problem, let alone ask for help. So, what mental health services are out there for parents and their children to turn to — especially after a disaster like Harvey? We meet a local parent whose family was displaced after the storm. And we learn about a local program, called Journey of Hope, which is designed to help children deal with emotional issues after a disaster. Plus, a local school social worker discusses the challenges faced by students when they change schools — including after a disaster.And local author Caroline Leech talks about writing historical fiction for young adults. Her latest book, In Another Time, and her debut novel, Wait For Me, are both set in Scotland during World War II.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

Democrats Path to Victory in Mississippi Black Turnout

first_imgBy JEFF AMY, Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn’t supposed to be competitive. But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to victory next week by driving up African-American turnout after Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith stirred outrage with her remark to a supporter that she would attend a “public hanging” with him if he asked.While Hyde-Smith apologized during a debate Tuesday night, opponents say she’s at least unconsciously echoing the state’s history of White supremacy, and civil rights groups have seized the moment to push Black voters to the polls. Democratic presidential hopefuls New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris traveled to Mississippi to support Espy, who is attempting to duplicate the longshot election of a Democratic senator in neighboring Alabama last year.Democrat Mike Espy responds to a statement from his opponent, appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, POOL)But a post-Thanksgiving date — the election is next Tuesday — could depress voting, and Republicans, too, are focused on getting their partisans to vote. President Donald Trump will travel to Mississippi on Monday to attend two rallies for Hyde-Smith, and Mississippi’s Republican establishment is trying to push her to victory.“The turnout game is one you want to win. At this point, a persuasion argument is going to go nowhere. People have their minds made up,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit group that uses polling to study politics, religion and culture.VoteCast, a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press, showed about a third of Mississippi voters were African-American and that Espy won support from about 80 percent of them, compared to about 20 percent of White voters.If White voters outnumber Black voters 2-to-1 on Tuesday, Espy would have to win 30 percent or more of White votes, a tough task in a state with maybe the most racially polarized electorate in the country. But if Black voters rise to 40 percent of the electorate and Espy wins 9 out of 10, he needs less than a quarter of White votes to squeak out a victory.“Mike Espy doesn’t need a huge turnout overall,” said Henry Barbour, one of Mississippi’s Republican National Committee members. “He needs a huge turnout of his supporters.”At least some Espy supporters are hearing the message. Bernard Williams, a 59-year-old self-employed software engineer, said he’s been receiving regular phone calls and texts from the Democrat’s campaign.Williams, an African-American resident of Jackson who voted for Espy on Nov. 6, said the campaign has blanketed African-American churches, fraternities and sororities.Rich McDaniel, who’s running the Espy campaign’s turnout effort, said the campaign is asking people, “What is your plan to go vote Tuesday?”McDaniel, who led field operations that boosted longshot Democrat Doug Jones to a special election victory in Alabama last year, said Espy’s campaign wants voters to focus on issues important to them.“We are treating the African-American vote almost as if it were the swing vote,” he said.Espy also benefits from outside efforts to drive up Black voting. While not explicitly endorsing Espy, they almost certainly help him.“We need to have as many people go to the polls as possible,” said the Rev. William Barber II, co-chair of the national Poor People’s Campaign. The group is trying to build a nationwide social justice movement against racism, poverty and environmental degradation. Barber led multiple events in Mississippi this week as part of a coalition of groups pushing get-out-the-vote efforts aimed at African-Americans in the name of social justice.One group under that umbrella is the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable. Lead organizer Cassandra Welchlin said her group reached several thousand voters before Nov. 6 through child care centers and churches. She said there are as many as 95,000 Black women in the state who historically vote in presidential elections but not at other times.Welchlin says efforts are continuing in the runoff to mobilize voters with the issues of increased wages, expanded health care and more aid with child care.“We don’t want to say ‘bombard,’ but we’re contacting them as much as possible,” Welchlin said.Hyde-Smith, appointed to the post after U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran retired earlier this year, is looking to Mississippi’s Republican party organization and Trump’s visit.“He drives turnout on both sides,” said Barbour, who is also one of the two leaders of the Mississippi Victory Fund, a super PAC supporting Hyde-Smith.  “When Donald Trump comes to town, he’s going to have everybody’s attention.”Mississippi’s Republican Party and Hyde-Smith’s campaign have been emphasizing a liberal-conservative split in recent days, and Barbour said a larger turnout favors Hyde-Smith.“If people vote on taxes, guns, abortion or judicial appointees, she’s going to be fine,” he said.In the Jones race in Alabama, some traditional Republicans voted for the Democrat. Others stayed home out of distaste for Republican nominee Roy Moore, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving underage girls. Nathan Shrader, a political scientist at Millsaps College in Jackson, said some Republicans may not vote for Hyde-Smith because while praising a cattle rancher at a Nov. 2 campaign event in Tupelo, she remarked, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”“Demobilizing them by having them decide ‘I can’t go vote for either one,’ that becomes beneficial for the Espy folks, too,” Shrader said.But Williams, the Black voter who’s been hearing from the Espy campaign, fears Hyde-Smith’s comments won’t matter, or will even motivate some White voters.“The White conservatives just aren’t going to support a Black man in Mississippi,” Williams said.___For AP’s complete coverage of the U.S. midterm elections: http://apne.ws/APPolitics . Follow Jeff Amy on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jeffamy .last_img read more

HP launches webOS 20 for the Palm and new Pre2 smartphone w

first_img More information: Full press release, Features of webOS 2.0, Palm Pre 2 features With webOS 2.0 release true multi-tasking makes it possible to manage multiple open applications and notifications using natural touch gestures. New with this release, ‘Stacks’ logically groups together your open apps so they work the way you do. Whether you’re sending a text message or playing a game, ‘Stacks’ keeps related items together so managing multiple tasks is made easier.Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP stated in an HP press release: “With webOS 2.0, we’re advancing the innovations we introduced 16 months ago, expanding the features that make webOS great for consumers, enterprises and developers. We’ve made tremendous strides since the platform launched, and now we’re taking our biggest leap forward with powerful new features that make it easier to get more things done with your webOS device.”This next generation of webOS makes it easier to get more done. Some of new the features in this release include:True Multitasking – webOS lets you easily manage multiple open applications and notifications using natural touch gestures. Also ‘Stacks’ logically groups together your open apps so they work the way you do.Just Type – Lets you start an email, create a message, update your status, or search the web all without opening an application. Just Type is open to developers, so they can integrate with the search function and add their own user-customizable shortcuts, called Quick Actions.Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta – webOS 2.0 now supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in the browser, which provides access to rich, Flash-based web content.HP Synergy – connects you seamlessly to multiple web services. With the Synergy feature, you just log into your accounts like Facebook, Google, hotmail, Yahoo, etc. and all your information automatically populates your phone. webOS 2.0 will extend the support for Synergy to developers so that they can create feature rich applications directly into the core of the webOS experience. HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone will be the first device to run webOS 2.0 and will be available on Friday in France from SFR and is scheduled to be available in the United States from Verizon Wireless and in Canada later this year.The webOS 2.0 update will be delivered to existing customers in the coming months, with exact timing to be announced at a later date. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: HP launches webOS 2.0 for the Palm and new Pre2 smartphone (w/ Video) (2010, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-hp-webos-palm-pre2-smartphone.htmlcenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — HP has just released their webOS 2.0 for the Palm Pre and Pre2. This release should give HP a more completive edge in the smarphone arena. WebOS 2.0 offers consumers a new application experience not found on any other smarphone platform. Palm losing pace with Pre Pluslast_img read more

A big thanks to all donors

first_imgClick on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) would like to thank all the donors who came through in December to donate their blood. 353 donors donated blood during Decemeber.The umbrella promotion is till January 15. If donors donate blood, they will receive a free umbrella for their unit of blood.SABS still urges more donors to come forward to save a life one day!The times are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 5pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm; and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.DID YOU KNOW?last_img read more