NL health minister uses CPR to save mans life at Gander Legion

first_imgGANDER, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister used CPR to save a man’s life at a local legion on the weekend.John Haggie, a doctor, was digging into a plate of brewis — a traditional dish made of cod and hard bread — at the Gander Legion when the man collapsed.Haggie refused to speak to reporters about it Tuesday, but the incident was confirmed by an aide.The aide confirmed an earlier report that the man was not responsive and didn’t have a pulse — the two criteria to begin CPR.Haggie had told the CBC he followed routine life support training and that his role was “really just coincidental.”The incident happened Saturday during the Festival of Flight’s traditional fisherman’s brewis lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8.“A gentleman attending collapsed and needed CPR. You follow the routine as [per the] training in your basic life support,” Haggie told the CBC.Through the aide, Haggie referred further questions Tuesday to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to discuss the importance of CPR training for individuals.Haggie, a general and vascular surgeon originally from Manchester, England, served as president of the Canadian Medical Association and was elected to the provincial legislature in 2015.last_img read more

Objects in photo of incinerator similar to human arm bones Babcock trial

first_imgTORONTO – Objects that look like human bones can be seen in a photograph of a large incinerator allegedly used by two men to burn the body of a young woman they’re accused of killing, a Toronto court heard Friday.Forensic anthropologist Tracy Rogers, an expert in identifying human remains and the effects of burning on human bones, told the jury hearing the case of Laura Babcock that what’s seen in the image appears to be bones from a human arm.“Based on the shape comparison, one is similar overall to the human humerus, the upper arm bone,” Rogers said. “One looks similar in overall shape and size to a human radius, the end close to the wrist.”Rogers said, however, that she cannot be certain because she was only able to examine a photograph.The image was recovered from the computer of Dellen Millard, who, along with Mark Smich, has been charged with first-degree murder in Babcock’s death. The 23-year-old woman disappeared in the summer of 2012 and her body has not been found.The Crown alleges Millard, 32, and Smich, 30, killed Babcock and burned her body in a massive animal incinerator — named The Eliminator — that was later found on Millard’s farm near Waterloo, Ont.The prosecution contends the pair murdered Babcock because she was the odd woman out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend, Christina Noudga.Millard, who is representing himself, has said he didn’t care about the animosity between the two women, who witnesses say were both sleeping with Millard at the same time.Both Millard and Smich have pleaded not guilty.In her examination of the photograph of the incinerator’s interior — which court heard was taken with Millard’s iPhone at 11:20 p.m. on July 23, 2012 — Rogers was asked to compare the bones in the image to those of a deer.Rogers, who court heard has worked on numerous murder cases, including identifying human and animal bones from serial killer Robert Pickton’s farm in British Columbia, said she was able to take measurements of the bones from the photograph.They were similar in size and shape to that of a human female, she said, and substantially different from deer bones.Court has heard that Millard ordered the incinerator — capable of cremating a 225-kilogram animal — in the days before Babcock disappeared.The trial has also seen text messages from Millard that show he promised to hurt Babcock and “make her leave.”Babcock’s family and friends have testified they haven’t heard from her since July 2012.last_img read more


first_imgTIFF Director and CEO Piers Handling, with Star movie critic Peter Howell hot on his heels, heads to his next venue. (STEVE RUSSELL/TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling is at a loss for words, not a usual situation for him.It’s last Saturday night, the middle of the Toronto International Film Festival’s opening weekend, and the TIFF director/CEO is inside a large black SUV, his official ride during the fest.While his driver, Cal Post, nimbly navigates Toronto’s congested streets, Handling attempts to parse the pronunciation of a director he’s about to introduce: Britain’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, a one-time violent skinhead turned actor and filmmaker, whose autobiographical drama Farming, his debut feature 14 years in the making, is having its world premiere. Piers Handling with director Laura Luchetti on the red carpet for Twin Flower at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, Sept. 8. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling in the lobby of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the centre of the action during the 11-day festival. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling sports his new medal, France’s highest cultural insignia, bestowed upon him and artistic director Cameron Bailey by the French ambassador in a ceremony Saturday night at the Fifth Club. (PETER HOWELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling checks his notes for his introduction to the film Life Itself while being driven to the premiere. It’s one of nine intros he’ll do that day. (PETER HOWELL / TORONTO STAR) Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF, watches from the crowd as the festival hosts a Share Her Journey Rally for Women In Film. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Ade-wally … Akin-noye … Ad-baze,” the Calgary-born Handling says over and over with his mellifluous mid-Atlantic accent, the product of schooling in Germany and Pakistan. He could take the easy way out and just say “Triple A,” as the filmmaker encourages people to do, but Handling is a stickler for getting things right, as he has been for the 37 years he’s been with TIFF in a variety of roles; since 1994 as head of the organization.Even though this festival will be his last at the helm — he steps down Oct. 1, having decided that at the age of 69 it’s time to do so — Handling is determined not to slow down until he comes to a complete stop.He insists that this year at TIFF is “just like another festival” and he’s “just in the zone” of getting it done as smoothly as he always has.But in his typically understated way, Handling allows that he’s enjoying all the extra love and attention he’s receiving on his last official tour as the guy in charge.“I’m having a really good time this year.” Facebooklast_img read more

Morocco Takes Part in 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu

Abu Dhabi – Morocco is taking part in the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which kicked off on Monday in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.The four-day Summit is one of the most influential events dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology.It offers a global platform for pioneers in sustainability and energy sectors at regional and global levels. It will showcase latest studies and techniques regarding efficient use of clean and renewable energy, and will help create new opportunities for businesses.In 2016, the exhibition at the World Future Energy Summit brought together 600 companies from 32 countries and more than 30,000 attendees from 150 countries.

Navy officer arrested over abduction of 11 youth further remanded

Navy officer Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, who was in remand over the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth from Colombo, was today ordered to be further remanded by court.The Colombo Additional Magistrate ordered the Navy officer to be remanded till April 04.

Leak at Consumers Coop refinery in Regina workers told to leave as

by CJME, CKRM, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 10, 2015 12:53 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Leak at Consumers Co-op refinery in Regina; workers told to leave as precaution REGINA – A leak at the Consumers Co-op refinery in Regina forced almost 1,200 workers from the site Thursday.Company spokesman Brad DeLorey said the leak was detected about 11 a.m. and evacuation alarms were sounded as a precaution.DeLorey said no one was hurt and nothing was released into the environment.The leak was small and crews were able to quickly isolate it, he added.An investigation into the leak has begun.DeLorey estimated that operations would be back to normal by Thursday afternoon.“We are now depressurizing the unit and we have sent our contractors home for the day,” he said.Earlier this year, Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd. was fined after pleading guilty to one of five charges in a 2011 explosion at the facility that injured 52 people.Last November, the company ordered an evacuation after a leak was detected in one of the plant’s coke drums.There have been four fires at the refinery since 2011.The company says its Regina complex is one of the largest petroleum-refining facilities in Canada.(CJME, CKRM, The Canadian Press) read more

The economic conundrum or is it a crisis facing Queenslands coal mines

first_imgAround one quarter of Queensland’s (Australia) coal production is in the red according to the latest industry data provided to Treasurer Tim Nicholls in the lead-up to the June state budget. The bleak outlook headlines a ‘Strong Choices’ submission from the Queensland Resources Council compiled with the assistance of independent economic consultants, Wood MacKenzie and Lawrence Consulting. “Despite vigorous cost cutting, 25% of the coal currently produced in Queensland is being done so at a loss, including half of all thermal coal production,” QRC Chief Executive Michael Roche said last week.“Some of these mines are only staying open because production is a more palatable option than closing operations locked into transport costs levied on a take or pay basis. However, with one out of every 10 t of coal currently produced in Queensland in the red to the tune of more than A$14, some mines are at extreme risk of shutdown. If that happens, Queensland could lose up to A$1.8 billion in spending with more than 22,000 jobs in the line of fire.”The QRC submission says that from a public interest perspective, increasing state-based taxes such as royalties is the least desirable option for the state government to return its budget to surplus and retire debt.“Queensland’s metals, bauxite and gas producers are also at the wrong end of their respective global cost curves and in no shape to absorb a further royalty hit,” Roche said.“Given the government’s need for significant and prompt revenue flows to stabilise debt levels and lower state borrowing costs, the QRC supports the government’s proposal for selected sale or leasing of assets, subject to appropriate regulatory and commercial safeguards being discussed with industry and implemented prior to divestment. To achieve structural improvements in the state’s finances, there is a need for higher revenue flows now and into the future.”“Government reforms targeted at lowering costs, improving productivity and encouraging new investment in the resources sector will lead to stronger flows of sector royalties to the state,” Roche said.last_img read more

Kasbah delivers new DFS and updated ore reserve

first_imgASX-listed tin exploration and development company, Kasbah Resources, has published details of a new DFS and Ore Reserve upgrade for its 75%-owned Achmmach tin project in Morocco.The new DFS envisages a 10-year underground tin operation extracting and processing 750,000 t/y of tin ore. With average head grades of 0.82% Sn and improved tin recoveries of 77% the company expects to produce some 4,500 t/y of tin in a 60% Sn tin concentrate. The DFS also includes an upgrade to the Ore Reserve, with a 7% increase in ore tonnage and 4% increase in total contained tin. JORC-compliant Probable and Proved Reserves now total 7 Mt of ore at 0.82% Sn, or 58,000 t of contained tin.Project capital costs have been calculated at $96.4 million, with sustaining and replacement capital costs of $69.2 million over the life of the mine. Operational cost estimates include C1 cash costs of $9,176/t and C3 costs of $13,695/t. Kasbah and its joint venture partners are now looking to secure funding for the project, suitable engineering and mining contractors and offtakers for the tin product, with the aim of commencing construction in 2019 and production in 2020.Kasbah CEO, Russell Clark commented: “Our ability to successfully utilise ore sorting and high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology in a new processing flow sheet has delivered a significant positive impact on project capital and operating costs as well as tin recovery. Along with strong local support, Achmmach has the main permits required for operation and now has a DFS which supports its development”.The ITA comments that “the updated DFS supersedes the previous ‘Small Start Option (SSO)’ DFS announced in July 2016. The project is now planned to begin at a significantly larger scale and will reduce the mining risk associated with the SSO strategy of defining higher-grade areas and targeting these in an early phase of operation. The implementation of ore sorting technology has also led to strong improvements to the project economics. Kasbah has a 75% stake in the project, with minority holdings by Toyota (20%) and Nittetsu Mining (5%).last_img read more

Weekend brings more drops in gas at the pumps

first_img Government expounds on Fuel price investigation Related Items:fuel prices, gas station Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Jan 2015 – Fuel prices keep on falling as public outcry and media reports continue to draw attention to what many believe is a disparity between OPEC drops in the cost of oil by the barrel and costs per gallon at the pumps here. On Friday, one gas station dipped to under $5 per gallon on regular petrol; all on Providenciales now fall below $6 per gallon of gas at the pumps. On Thursday the country’s Premier was asked about the investigation which will reap a report on the pricing of fuel by next week and Hon Rufus Ewing was quizzed about dredging; gas station owners have said the cost to ferry in fuel is one of the reasons the TCI has seen little movement. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img ENERGY COMMISSIONER SENT TO INVESTIGATE FUEL PRICES Recommended for youlast_img read more

Invest Turks and Caicos launches tonight

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Jan 2016 – The official launch of the Invest Turks and Caicos Agency will happen tonight at the Provo Golf Club and among the features will be remarks by the Finance Minister and the first official meeting of new CEO, John Rutherford, OBE. Rutherford took office since December and has worked in the investment field for 21 years according to TCIG; with experience in the US West Coast and Hong Kong. John Rutherford was chosen from some 125 applicants and the Board, headed by banker, Anton Faessler explained that it is confident that the right choice has been made.There was lots of explanation by TCIG and the Minister for why Rutherford, who is not from the TCI, was selected for the job and how natives can rest assured there are other opportunities at the Agency for them. Rutherford is on record saying he believes other vacancies at Invest Turks and Caicos can be filled by Turks and Caicos Islanders. The newly formed Investment Promotion Agency will handle the main marketing of ‘brand Turks and Caicos Islands.’ It was explained that the specific mandate is to promote and facilitate trade and investment, public- private partnership and other forms of commercial alliances, encourage domestic entrepreneurship, innovation and capital formation, and generally to liaise with government agencies and the private sector in order to streamline the investment process. If the agency lives up to these touted goals, it could be like a balm in Gilead as businesses have for years called on government to ease the process for companies already established in the islands, and to roll out a truer welcome mat for investors. Host of the event which gets started at 7pm is the Minister of Finance, Hon Washington Misick. Recommended for you Invest Turks and Caicos Hosts Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Related Items:invest tci, john rutherford, washington misick Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Serious Sexual Assault charge against TCI Police Force member constable suspended

first_img Related Items:#tcipolice Editorial: Listen to your Mama Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, #TurksandCaicosIslands, March 3, 2018 – Police have arrested and suspended one of their own in an investigation which is spawning condemning comments and raising serious questions about the Force and the man, who is also a trusted leader within the Christian community.A youth pastor, also a Police officer was arrested following a search warrant executed on his Grand Turk home on Thursday night.A Friday morning police report said:  “A Police Constable was arrested on Thursday 1st March 2018, on suspicion of a serious sexual assault and has since been placed on USD$5000 bail.  The Officer is currently on administrative leave.”Social media comments from people who claim to be close to the family are that his wife is also somehow involved in the scandalous case.  It is alleged she threatened the young woman who filed the ‘rape’ report.Police say the Police Constable’s wife is however, not arrested as some public commentaries have indicated.The arrest of the Grand Turk policeman is not the first arrest of a member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force on allegations of sexual assault or misconduct.  There is an ongoing trial involving suspended Police Inspector Hilton Duncan who is accused by a former Police Training School student and lower ranking police woman.The officer arrested on Thursday did pay the $5,000 and is currently out on Police bail. Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Caylast_img read more

House Votes to Remove Immigration Measure from Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR House lawmakers on Thursday voted to strip a controversial immigration provision from the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill, removing one possible barrier to the measure’s passage this week.Language added to the defense policy bill in committee last month would have encouraged the defense secretary to consider allowing individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to serve in the military. The provision drew heated opposition from conservatives who tried to have it stricken from the bill by the House Rules Committee. Instead, lawmakers adopted an amendment, 221-202, removing the language.Debate over the amendment took place during the first series of votes on amendments Thursday, reported CQ Roll Call. Debate continued into Thursday night, with the House aiming to vote on the underlying legislation Friday.Lawmakers rejected an amendment that would change the statutory requirement for the number of operational aircraft carriers the Navy must maintain from 11 to 10.“Now that’s an arbitrary, restrictive requirement,” said Rep. Jared Polis (R-Colo.), who offered the amendment. “Perhaps they should have more. Perhaps they should have less.”Senior Armed Services members of both parties, including Seapower Subcommittee Chairman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) and the panel’s ranking Democrat, Joe Courtney (Conn.), opposed the proposal.last_img read more

Deepika Padukone reveals why she thinks Ranveer Singh is not apt for

first_imgDeepika Padukone, Ranveer SinghInstagramDeepika Padukone made a stunning appearance at Cannes 2019, but unlike Priyanka Chopra, the actress did not bring along her husband Ranveer Singh at the event.As Ranveer is known for his unique fashion sense, it was expected that he would accompany Deepika at Cannes 2019. When asked why Ranveer did not join her at the film festival, Deepika said that he would have been a better one to attend Met Gala as she would “top him” at the Cannes, according to Bollywoodlife.She had made a similar statement at Met Gala 2019 as well. “He has this crazy sense of dressing and I think he would be actually a perfect fit for the theme. I think he is one person who will 100 per cent do justice to the theme but I am the one representing him,” the actress had said at Met Gala some days ago.Met Gala is one such event where celebrities sport the quirkiest outfits and considering Ranveer’s flamboyant style sense, Deepika is not wrong in her views. Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2019.InstagramOn the other side, Priyanka was seen throwing some PDA with her hubby Nick Jonas at Cannes 2019. Before that, her outfit and an overall look at Met Gala was widely talked about. While she had sported one of the quirkiest looks at the event, scores of memes on her appearance had flooded the internet.On the work front, Deepika will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak that is based on the real-life story of an acid-attack survivor.last_img read more

OffDuty DC Officer Becomes Baltimores 301st Homicide Victim

first_imgAn off-duty officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. was killed in Baltimore, making him the city’s 301st homicide victim.Sgt. Anthony Mason Jr, 40, was killed when someone opened fire on the car he was sitting in with a 43- year old female in the early hours of Nov 4. The woman identified herself to police as Mason’s girlfriend.Mason was gunned down during the Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, which called for no homicides in the city for 72 hours, Nov. 3 to Nov. 5. Mason’s death was the only homicide during the 72 hour period.According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Mason was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body in the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue in West Baltimore around 12:45 a.m.Mason’s companion was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene.Mason, a father of three, served in the U.S. Army as a police officer for five years, before joining the Metropolitan Police Department as a Sergeant according to his cousin, James Grayton.According to the family, Mason was a Washington native, but moved to Baltimore and commuted to work in Northeast Washington.Mason had been with MPD for 17 years and served as an undercover officer in the 6th district in D.C.Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr. (Police Dept Photo via Twitter)“He was a good father, a great person, loved people. Loved having fun,” Grayton told the AFRO. “Right now it’s a tragedy in our family and we are just trying to hold it together for the kids.”Family and friends gathered at Mason’s childhood home in Northeast Washington waiting for answers from police.“He was in his neighborhood. We don’t know any details, (we) just know he was close to his house that was it, said Grayton. “It’s just hard to figure out why he would lose his life in this way.”According to MPD, Mason was on non-contact status from the department because of an internal investigation, meaning he was assigned to administrative duties.D.C. police have not provided any information on the internal investigation except stating that it was a “personnel matter.”Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also text tips to 443-902-4824.last_img read more

Netflix Pulls Plug on Patches for Kids Shows

first_imgNetflix put a stop to a test that was awarding patches for viewing certain kids shows Wednesday, with a spokesperson telling Variety that the patches won’t become part of Netflix’s product:“We’ve concluded the test for patches and have decided not to move forward with the feature for kids. We test lots of things at Netflix in order to learn what works well – and what doesn’t work well – for our members.”Netflix had been testing these patches for a couple of weeks now, awarding a subset of its viewers patches for completing episodes of shows like “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”  The patches didn’t unlock any additional content, but functioned as a kind of reward of their own. Variety was first to report about the test Friday.Netflix is known for extensively testing new features before they become part of the final product. The company’s spokesperson declined to comment on how the patches performed in these tests, or what ultimately led to the company’s decision to end the test. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img However, social media feedback from parents had been largely negative, with many users either expressing confusion about the patches themselves, or frustration about Netflix’s decision to gameify binge viewing.Earlier this week, Gizmodo reported that a children’s safety group spoke out against the patches as well.last_img read more

New mass spectrometry technique clouds early European inflation theories

first_img © 2010 The research, led by Anne-Marie Desaulty, sought to answer once and for all the question of why the whole of Europe experienced a dramatic, inexplicable rise in overall prices, shortly after the discovery of the new world.Until now, researchers have had to rely on the results of mass spectrometry analysis of lead and copper found in coins to trace its origins, because the results obtained from doing so on silver couldn’t be trusted. Unfortunately, due to the difficulty of reading isotope results for lead, and the fact that copper was used at later dates to re-mint coins, no real conclusions could be drawn from the results of such tests. Now however, using the new technique, the team was able to discern that silver from Mexico didn’t begin appearing in Spanish coins until the inflationary period was over; though it did become the principal source of silver in such coins thereafter.In the past, mass spectrometry tests on silver were fraught with difficulty due to the ratio of its two stable isotopes, silver-107 and 109; making them extremely difficult to measure. New advances in mass spectrometry devices however, coupled with multiple collectors, has made the process more sensitive; sensitive enough so that the results of such tests can now be trusted; and those findings suggest that it was not the sudden importation of Mexican silver as a means of minting Spanish coins that led to the inflation, because there simply wasn’t enough of it present in coins during the period in question.Unfortunately though, because the study was able to rule out the influx of Mexican silver as a cause for the inflation, a new gap in knowledge has been left behind, which will send scholars and researchers back to the drawing boards to explain why in fact, prices in Europe rose as they did, and why it happened for so long. Major silver mining centers and mints in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Also shown are the Pb geological model ages T in millions of years of various metal ores. Image (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1018210108 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. Ancient coins teach researchers about modern society More information: Isotopic Ag–Cu–Pb record of silver circulation through 16th–18th century Spain, PNAS, Published online before print May 23, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1018210108AbstractEstimating global fluxes of precious metals is key to understanding early monetary systems. This work adds silver (Ag) to the metals (Pb and Cu) used so far to trace the provenance of coinage through variations in isotopic abundances. Silver, copper, and lead isotopes were measured in 91 coins from the East Mediterranean Antiquity and Roman world, medieval western Europe, 16th–18th century Spain, Mexico, and the Andes and show a great potential for provenance studies. Pre-1492 European silver can be distinguished from Mexican and Andean metal. European silver dominated Spanish coinage until Philip III, but had, 80 y later after the reign of Philip V, been flushed from the monetary mass and replaced by Mexican silver. Citation: New mass spectrometry technique clouds early European inflation theories (2011, May 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — Using a new coupled mass spectrometry technique that employs multiple collectors, researchers in France have shown that it was not an influx of silver from the America’s that caused high inflation in Europe from the early 1500’s to mid 1600, as some historians have long believed. Their results, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) show that the gradual replacement of coins made from Spanish silver to imported Mexican silver, did not occur until nearly fifty years later. Explore furtherlast_img read more

SysGauge free system and performance monitor

first_imgSysGauge: free system and performance monitor by Martin Brinkmann on March 01, 2017 in Software – 6 commentsSysGauge is a free system and performance monitor for all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system that offers an impressive set of features.The program is developed by Flexsense, a company known for high quality products such as the free hard drive management tool DiskBoss, the file change monitor DiskPulse, or the duplicate file finder DupScout.SysGauge is available as a free download for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. It runs on all client versions of Windows from Windows XP onward, and on all server versions of Windows from Windows Server 2003 onward.SysGaugeThe interface of SysGauge looks clean and nice on start. It displays information on the current and historic cpu usage on start,  and information about memory and disk space usage, disk activity and transfer rate, and network transfer rate at the bottom of the screen-You can change the cpu usage information at the top with a click on one of the metrics listed in the table at the bottom of the screen.You may also add new counters with a click on the add button. There are plenty of counters that you can add to SysGauge.While you can select a core metric, e.g. disk activity or memory usage, you may also select finer metrics such as the disk write activity on the main hard drive, the cpu usage of a particular user, or information on the memory cache.Apart from hardware counters, there are also options to display operating system, process, or file system information.If you select operating system for instance, you may select to displays the total number of processes, terminal sessions, or access denied errors.For processes, you may monitor the cpu or memory usage of a selected process among other things.A click on local computer lets you pick a remote machine that you want to monitor using SysGauge.Reports can be exported at any time to various file formats including HTML, PDF, Excel spreadsheets, plain text documents, XML files, and CSV files.One interesting feature of SysGauge is the ability to save reports in intervals automatically. You find the option under SysGauge options > Advanced. You can configure the program to save data to an Excel spreadsheet every 10 minutes for instance, and/or to send the report to an email address in one of the supported formats.The program may alert you if certain metrics cross a threshold. This is done either by sound, warning messages displayed on the screen, or by email.You need to edit the counters to add thresholds that you want to monitor.Right-click on any counter that you want to monitor a threshold for, and click on the add button on the next page.From there, it is just the matter of defining the threshold, and the type of notification. One easy example: You can set a 20% cpu usage threshold, and have SysGauge inform you about it by playing a custom sound. Other custom actions that you may add apart from receiving notifications is to restart or shut down the computer system.You need to add an email server and authentication information to the program before the email options become available though.This works equally well when you use the program to monitor a remote computer.Tip: You may change the interval in which historic information are kept in the settings as well. The maximum is 90 days, the minimum 24 hours (default). System Status AnalysisAnother interesting feature of SysGauge is the ability to create a system status analysis report.Simply hit the button and wait for the program to scan the local computer. The application checks cpu, memory, and disk space usage, and operating system metrics such as number of processes and errors.All counters are displayed with their values and a rating which ranges from excellent to warnings and errors.The report hints at areas that you may need to investigate further, but does not provide tools or additional information for that.While it may be easy enough to understand a low memory warning and do something about it, things may not be as easy when it comes to the total number of threads, or system errors.Closing WordsSysGauge is a well designed feature rich system and performance monitor for Windows. It is relatively easy to use, yet powerful enough to please administrators and power users alike.One thing that I would like to see is the ability to display information on more than metric as a graph or in real-time in the program’s main interface.The program’s memory usage is quite low (less than 10 Megabyte while running on a 64-bit version of Windows using the 64-bit version of the application).Now You: do you use system monitoring software?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name SysGaugeOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Engen Tugela and Shell Estcourt closed for renovations

first_imgNeeding to do a fuel stop on the N3?Please be advised that Engen Tugela and Shell Estcourt are closed for renovations for six months. So if you’re travelling in that direction and wondering why they’re empty, now you know the reason.Alternative stops will be planned by officials.Motorists are urged to carry enough drinks and food for the journey. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

Rodrigo Arias quits Costa Ricas presidential race

first_imgNational Liberation Party (PLN) candidate Rodrigo Arias – a former minister in the administration of his brother, ex-President Oscar Arias–  on Friday withdrew his bid for the presidency primaries for the upcoming 2014 elections.In a press conference at 7 p.m., Arias, 66, said that the main reason for his decision is that “polls in the last three months did not show any positive results for my intentions.” The results of different surveys always placed San José Mayor Johnny Araya with a considerable advantage over Arias and the other PLN candidates.Arias’s departure leaves Araya and former Minister Fernando Berrocal alone in the race for the nomination for the ruling National Liberation Party scheduled for April 21.During the press conference Arias refused to answer a question on whether he would support Araya’s campaign, stating repeatedly that he “will not take part in the nomination process.”Mayor Araya told local Telenoticias that Arias’ decision “was unexpected, but an objective, realistic and humble decision.”Last September Antonio Álvarez Desanti quit the race and joined Araya’s campaign. In November, ex-president José María Figueres Olsen (1994-1998) also announced his withdrawal from the nomination process. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

EU detractors slam Nobel Peace Prize decision

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressLONDON (AP) – While some Europeans swelled with pride when the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize, howls of derision erupted from the continent’s large band of skeptics.To many in the 27-nation bloc, the EU is an unwieldy and unloved agglomeration overseen by a top-heavy bureaucracy devoted to creating arcane regulations about everything from cheese to fishing quotas. Set up with noble goals after the devastation of World War II, the EU to critics now appears impotent amid a debt crisis that has widened north-south divisions, threatened the euro currency and plunged several members, from Greece to Ireland to Spain, into economic turmoil. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Conservative lawmaker and former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, whose party is deeply divided on Britain’s role in the EU, probably spoke for many Britons when he called the decision slightly eccentric.“If they want to give the prize for preserving the peace in Europe, they should divide it between NATO and the EU,” he said. “Until the end of the Cold War, it was NATO more than anyone else that kept the peace.”Others praised the union’s role in reuniting post-Communist Europe but pointed out its failures _ including the inability to halt the bloody Balkan wars that raged just outside the EU’s borders during the 1990s.And Nicolas Beger, director of Amnesty International’s Brussels-based EU office, said the union was neglecting its duty to the rest of the world.“The EU doesn’t even take remotely its fair share of the refugees of the world,” he said. “It closes its borders, it pushes people back into countries where they are being tortured, it lets them drown.”WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?Some Europeans wondered whether all of the EU’s 500 million residents could claim a share of the glory _ and the $1.2 million prize money. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, said the Nobel committee has to “come down from their ivory tower and see what is going on on the ground. They should measure the suffering of the people and see the growing revolt.”ANGER ON THE STREETSIn hard-hit countries such as Greece and Spain, where the European debt crisis has sparked severe hardship, unemployment and violent protests, the prize was met with disbelief.“The peace prize? The way things are going, what will happen in the immediate future? Peace is the one thing we might not have,” said Giorgos Dertilis, an insurance company worker in Athens.THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPINGBritain, which has been an EU member since the 1970s but likes to keep an English Channel-wide distance between itself and the union, gave a muted reaction. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office had no comment _ a safe policy for the leader of a Conservative Party deeply divided between pro- and anti-EU camps.The Foreign Office noted, tersely, that the award “recognizes the EU’s historic role in promoting peace and reconciliation in Europe,” and said the body “must always strive to preserve and strengthen those achievements.”center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “I’ve just won the Nobel Peace Prize? How exciting,” tweeted CNN’s British talk show host Piers Morgan.“As a member of the EU, I am delighted to accept the Nobel Peace Prize,” British playwright Dan Rebellato joked on Twitter. “I shall keep it in the spare room, in case people want to look at it.”BBC business correspondent Robert Peston wondered whether everyone in the EU would get a share of the prize money, which works out to about a quarter of a cent per person.“What will you spend yours on?” he asked followers on Twitter.___Jill Lawless can be reached at WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?The vocal anti-EU politicians known as euroskeptics burst into a chorus of disdain.“First Al Gore, then Obama, now this. Parody is redundant,” tweeted Daniel Hannan, a euroskeptic European lawmaker _ yes, such things exist _ from Britain’s Conservative Party. President Barack Obama won the peace prize in 2009, less than a year after he was elected, while Gore, a former U.S. vice president, was the 2007 recipient for his campaign to fight climate change.Nigel Farage, head of the U.K. Independence Party _ which wants Britain to withdraw from the union _ called Friday’s peace prize “an absolute disgrace.”“Haven’t they had their eyes open?” he said, arguing that Europe was facing “increasing violence and division,” with mass protests from Madrid to Athens over tax hikes and job cuts and growing resentment of Germany, the union’s rich and powerful economic anchor.Dutch populist lawmaker Geert Wilders scoffed: “Nobel prize for the EU. At a time (when) Brussels and all of Europe is collapsing in misery. What next?”In France, euroskeptics assailed the prize from the far left _ where critics see the euro and the EU as capitalist tools _ to the anti-immigrant far right. 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