Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,001.71, down 47.31 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 81 cents, or 8.9 per cent, to $8.30 on 27.7 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $3.52, or 16.9 per cent, to $17.30 on 19.2 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Unchanged at 24 cents on 10.7 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 76 cents, or 9.2 per cent, to $7.49 on 10.5 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $9.03, or 13.6 per cent, to $57.28 on 8.7 million shares.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Consumer discretionary. Down $8.95, or 17.2 per cent, to $43.12 on 7.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Down $8.95, or 17.2 per cent, to $43.12 on 7.7 million shares traded. The discount retailer’s shares had the worst day on the Toronto Stock Market after its second-quarter revenue, earnings and sales growth were weaker than analysts expected and the company indicated that it has been reluctant to raise prices due to competitive pressures. Although the results were shy of forecasts, Dollarama’s profit in the fiscal second quarter rose to $141.8 million from $131.8 million a year ago and sales grew to $868.5 million.Transat AT. (TSX:TRZ). Down 57 cents or 6.5 per cent to $8.25. The tour package company and airline missed expectations as it swung to a loss of $4 million from a $26.6-million profit in the third quarter a year ago. Excluding non-operating items, Transat reported an adjusted loss of $3 million or eight cents per share for the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $26.9 million or 73 cents per share a year ago. Revenues fell five per cent to $696.6 million.Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Down 81 cents or 3.2 per cent to $24.25. The parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Ltd. said its fiscal first-quarter profit increased to $95.6 million, up from $54 million a year ago , when it was hit by $28.7 million in costs related to its Project Sunrise cost-savings plan. On an adjusted basis, Empire said it earned $100.2 million or 37 cents per share for the quarter, up from $87.5 million or 32 cents per share a year ago. Sales totalled $6.46 billion, up from $6.27 billion.
Kejriwal demands strict action against those behind killing of businessmanKejriwal demands strict action against those behind killing of businessman
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded strict action into the brutal killing of a businessman after he allegedly objected to lewd comments made by some boys on his daughter in west Delhi. The businessman’s 19-year-old son was also injured in the attack. Police identified the accused as Jahangir Khan and his son Mohammad Alam were arrested in the case and two minors were also apprehended. The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) also issued a notice to Delhi Police on Tuesday seeking details of investigation in the matter. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesKejriwal posted on Twitter, “Delhi Police must take strongest action against the guilty.” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari also described the incident as “sad and highly condemnable.” “Sad, highly condemnable. Father protested, to uphold the dignity of his daughter. A brave son did his duty towards his family. Goondaism and urban naxalism have no place in our society. We should all come together and condemn it. Culprits should be punished through fast track court,” Tiwari wrote. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe DCW said it “is extremely shocked and perturbed by the gravity of offence committed by the men, the father of the men and the accomplices”. In the notice issued to Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), the women’s panel sought information whether any complaint of harassment, eve-teasing, molestation etc had been received against the accused in the past. The commission has also asked police about the details of the FIR and whether the accused who allegedly misbehaved with the victim’s daughter were booked under appropriate sections of law. They have also sought the current status report on the investigation by May 17. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that businessman son’s Anmol who was injured in the incident did not give his statement on Tuesday. When asked whether the deceased’s family had given any complaint about accused in past, DCP West stated that no such complaints were received. “The attack was not preplanned,” added DCP West. The Delhi Police had kept their personnel at the spot to stop any untoward incident. Investigators said that questioning is going on with the family members including accused’s wife in the case.
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
An island-wide curfew has been re-imposed from 10.00 p.m tonight to 4.00 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday), the Police said.A curfew imposed in Kalmunai, Chavalakade and Samanthurai last night is also still in force.
Annan to receive Roosevelt Institutes International Four Freedoms MedalAnnan to receive Roosevelt Institutes International Four Freedoms Medal
October 6, 2019October 6, 2019
With international developments demanding his personal attention, however, the Secretary-General has cancelled his attendance at Saturday’s awards ceremony in Middelburg, the Netherlands, the UN said today. His wife, Nane, will accept the award in his stead.Announcing the award last month, Roosevelt Institute Co-Chair William J. vanden Heuvel, said, the Secretary-General was being awarded the Medal “for his brilliant leadership of the United Nations, for his courage in sustaining the principles of collective action and for his moral strength in heeding the voices of the oppressed and the needy.”The purposes and ideals for which FDR worked in creating the UN have found dramatic resonance in the work of Kofi Annan as Secretary-General.”Previous winners of the Four Freedoms Medal include former Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev of the USSR, Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, the Dalai Lama and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.Winners of specific Freedom medals this year include former Estonian President Lennart Meri, author and film-maker, for Freedom of Speech and Expression; and President of East Jerusalem’s Al Quds University, Sari Nusseibeh, for Freedom of Worship “for his inspiring and unrelenting efforts to end the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians,” the Roosevelt Institute said.Marguerite Barankitse will be given the Freedom from Want award for helping 10,000 children of all ethnic backgrounds in strife-torn Burundi, and Max Kohnstamm the Freedom from Fear award for his tireless advocacy of European integration, it said.
Tim Hortons lays off unspecified number of staff at its headquartersTim Hortons lays off unspecified number of staff at its headquarters
October 4, 2019October 4, 2019
Tim Hortons lays off unspecified number of staff at its headquarters TORONTO – Tim Hortons is refusing to say how many employees will lose their jobs at its headquarters and regional offices in a reorganization of its operations announced Tuesday.A spokeswoman for the coffee chain said it was “still in the process” of notifying staff members who will be affected by widespread changes to its Oakville, Ont., offices and regional offices across the country.She declined to offer any details.“We’re not in the position to confirm the number of people impacted,” Alexandra Cygal said in an email.Tim Hortons, which was taken over by Burger King Worldwide Inc. last year, has been widely expected to cut office jobs.While the company plans to keep its headquarters in Oakville, staff outside its restaurants were not protected under a promise by Burger King to maintain jobs at Tim Hortons franchises across Canada for five years.The licensing company for Tim Hortons franchises employs 1,800 people in office jobs, distribution centres and manufacturing facilities, according to its website.Tim Hortons has five warehouse distribution centres, in Calgary; Guelph and Kingston, Ont.; Debert, N.S.; and Aldergrove, B.C.The reorganization creates “tremendous opportunities for some of our employees in new roles and promotions,” Cygal said.“We are confident the new organization will be faster, more efficient and better positioned for continued success.”The combination of Burger King and Tim Hortons, together called Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR), is part of what leaders at the company say is a more aggressive expansion of the coffee brand into international markets.Since the merger was announced last year, some analysts and franchisees have raised concerns over the reputation of 3G Capital, the Brazilian investment firm that owns roughly 70 per cent of the merged company.3G Capital is known for stripping the assets of acquired companies to boost profits, laying off thousands of employees at food company Heinz and beer company Anheuser-Busch when it took over their operations.When Burger King CEO Daniel Schwartz stepped into the leadership role at the merged chain the changes began to take place almost immediately with the departure of two longtime Tim Hortons executives.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cups of coffee sit on a counter in a Tim Hortons outlet in Oakville, Ont. on Monday September 16, 2013. Tim Hortons is laying off an unspecified number of employees at its headquarters in a reorganization of its operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 27, 2015 1:57 pm MDT
Syria Head of independent UN panel appeals to Member States to endSyria Head of independent UN panel appeals to Member States to end
October 2, 2019October 2, 2019
As “crimes that shock the conscience” continue in Syria, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights probe today implored Member States to act decisively and put an end to the violence and carnage that has gripped the nation for more than two years.“We cannot continue to recite a litany of violations and abuses to little effect either on the warring parties inside Syria or those walking along the corridors of power. It is not enough to be appalled,” Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said in his briefing to the General Assembly.“There is an obligation to do what you must to bring this war to a close. This will require the international community not only to recognize, but also to demand, a diplomatic solution,” he added. “It is time to do what you must to bring Syria to a just and lasting peace.”Established by the UN Human Rights Council in August 2011, the Commission also includes experts Karen Koning Abuzayd, Carla del Ponte and Vitit Muntarbhorn. It has been mandated to investigate and record all violations of international human rights law during the Syria conflict. More than 100,000 people have been killed since fighting began between Syrian Government forces and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad. Almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced. The Commission has provided 10 reports and updates so far, outlining a litany of “crimes that shock the conscience” which have become a daily reality for civilians, who are bearing the brunt of the conflict that began over two years ago. These include: indiscriminate shelling and aerial bombardment; disappearances; torture; sexual violence; and massacres.Mr. Pinheiro noted that those who continue to perpetuate rights violations do not seem to have any fear of future accountability for their actions. Indeed, shining a spotlight on their unlawful conduct has not had the effect of stopping, or even slowing it.“That civilians should come under such sustained unlawful attacks should shock your conscience and spur you to action. But it has not,” he told delegates. “As the conflict drags on, you – and the world – have become accustomed to levels of violence that were previously unthinkable. The absence of decisive action, by the community of States as a whole, has nourished the culture of impunity that has developed inside Syria today.“This war is a chronicle of missed opportunities on the part of influential States and the international community,” he added. It is time for the international community to act decisively, stressed Mr. Pinheiro, adding that a return to negotiation leading to a political settlement is imperative. He added that accountability must form part of the negotiations if any future peace is to endure.
Motor industry backs London bid for 2006 motor showMotor industry backs London bid for 2006 motor show
October 2, 2019October 2, 2019
The next British International Motor Show will be hosted at ExCeL in London’s docklands. ExCeL, and partners Single Market Events and London EventCo, won a three-way competitive pitch to host the 2006 event in a move that will take the motoring showcase back to the capital after a 30-year absence. Commenting on the news, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders chief executive, Christopher Macgowan, said, ‘The motor industry is backing a bid which promises to deliver a world class event in the world’s greatest city. We believe a move to ExCeL will build on the show’s rich history, giving the motor show a platform that will reclaim its international reputation as a premier league event.’ He added, ‘While we understand this decision will come as a disappointment to the Midlands, the reality is that ExCeL presented a very strong bid while the NEC was unable to deliver a proposal that responded to market demands.’ Organised by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the first motor show took place at Crystal Palace in 1903. From 1937 to 1976 it was held at Earls Court before moving to the NEC in Birmingham in 1978. The British International Motor Show has taken place every other year since then, with the last show in May 2004. ExCeL deputy chief executive and managing director, Kevin Murphy, added, ‘We are delighted that the motor industry has unanimously chosen to bring the UK’s biggest consumer exhibition to our world-class facility, utilising our entire 100-acre campus.’ Based in London’s docklands near London City Airport, ExCeL is home to a range of exhibitions and events, from travel trade exhibitions, consumer shows and sporting events for all the family, as well as product launches, conferences and corporate hospitality functions. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Clown craze Now Russia wades in by warning its citizens to beClown craze Now Russia wades in by warning its citizens to be
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
The clown craze is threatening to become a diplomatic spat after the Russian Embassy warned its citizens in London to “beware” pranksters causing “fear and bewilderment” in Britain.The unusual press release was issued via Twitter as Boris Johnson urged the public to march on the embassy over the country’s role in the Syrian conflict.Officials warned citizens to beware “fear and bewilderment” in a release entitled “information for citizens of Russia: beware of the clowns.” Meanwhile, as police continue to be deluged by sinister sightings, Ronald McDonald, the fast food mascot, has been ordered to keep a low profile.McDonald’s confirmed the mascot’s charity and community events were being scaled back while police hunt prankster wearing similar outfits.”McDonald’s and franchisees in local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful with respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being,” a statement from McDonald’s US said.Shops and supermarkets in the UK expressed frustration at police chiefs calls to take clown outfits off shelves. A press release said: “According to British media and law enforcement agencies in recent years in different regions of the country in the dark there are cases of attacks against malicious people in clown suits. The purpose of the antics of the British ‘clowns’ – to cause fear and bewilderment.”We ask citizens in the UK Russia take note of this information.” Information for Russian nationals https://t.co/0Nc8Jv3PAk— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) October 12, 2016 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.
Seven in ten children with severe mental health problems sent to hospitalsSeven in ten children with severe mental health problems sent to hospitals
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have campaigned to improve awareness of mental health problems Credit:PA While the total number of hospital admissions for children and young people with mental health problems dropped sharply – by 15 per cent – the number of severe cases sent to a different region is rising.The statistics – which cover 10 months of the year – suggest there will be 2,630 cases in 2016/17 compared with 2,571 the previous financial year.The South West saw the highest increase in patients treated outside its area, with a rise of 106 per cent in one year. In Yorkshire and Humber, the number of such admissions close to doubled. Seven in ten children and teenagers with severe mental health problems are being treated in hospitals far from home, with some sent hundreds of miles, an investigation has found.Soaring numbers of children are being treated in regions beyond where they live, official figures show, with a doubling of cases in some areas.Psychiatrists said the figures were “alarming” with children being forced to suffer the “incredible wrench” of being left miles from their family, at a time when they were at the most vulnerable. The head of the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently said it is “a scandal” that those in need of admission can end up being sent “anywhere from Cornwall to Cumbria” in search of a bed.Today, Dr Ranga Rao, the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ national lead for acute in-patient care, said: “On the face of it, these figures are worrying.“Patients should only be sent away from their local area for care if it is in their best interests or in exceptional circumstances, otherwise it can have a negative impact on their recovery.“The Acute Care Commission has recommended that out of area placements be phased out for non-specialist treatment and the Government has said they will do this by 2021. The psychiatrist urged all areas to increase investment in mental health to ensure that the most vulnerable could be treated closer to home.Experts have previously warned that sending vulnerable people far from home can make it harder from them to cope with severe mental health problems, and to recover from them.Recent figures covering patients of all ages suggest close to half of placements mean relatives face a 100 mile round trip to see loved ones, with 15 per cent of cases involving journeys of 200 miles. Hundreds of patients with severe mental health problems have been sent hundreds of miles for inpatient treatment Credit:PA Dr Gary Wannan, BMA community care chairman said: “These figures show, alarmingly, that well over half of patients are being placed out of area at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.” Last night the Health Secretary pledged sweeping improvements in access to services.Jeremy Hunt said: “When children are in urgent need of support from the NHS it’s vital that they get fast, high-quality care – and clearly in some of the cases highlighted this simply has not happened.“While mental health services have for too long been a poor relation to physical health, as the Prime Minister has said, we are determined to turn this round.” Experts said waiting lists were now reaching 16 months in some parts of the country, with young patients in need of admission being sent from Leicester to Edinburgh in search of a bed. “There has been significant progress in this area since data on out-of-area placements was made publicly available from October last year.“It is important for mental health trusts to work out whether they have enough hospital beds and community mental health teams to eliminate inappropriate out-of-area placements by 2021.”An NHS England spokesman said the definition of an out of area placements had been “toughened up,” meaning year-on-year comparisons would not be accurate.He said the NHS would fund up to 180 new specialist beds over the next two years, bringing help to 49,000 more children and young people, and reducing the number travelling long distances.Meanwhile, an audit of services for children and teenagers shows that just one in six areas are meeting standards intended to speed up treatment for the most vulnerable.Charities last night said the disclosures were “alarming” and reflected a “national scandal” in care of the most vulnerable. Some patients were effectively being told that they could not get help until they had starved themselves further, they warned.’Sometimes it’s worse when your child is alive’ Sharen Green, whose daughter Charlotte died after refusing treatment for anorexia, tells The TelegraphNHS data obtained by this newspaper, shows that in 2015/16, health services in England carried out just 14,847 outpatient appointments for patients with eating disorders – a drop from 23,266 in 2013/14. Last year charities warned that teenagers and young adults with eating disorders were being sent hundreds of miles to Scotland for treatment because chronic bed shortages meant they cannot be cared for in England. They include patients sent from Hertfordshire to Glasgow for lack of beds.The new NHS figures, obtained by the British Medical Association following Freedom of Information requests, show worsening access to specialist beds. Women with eating disorders said they had been told their BMI was not low enough for them to receive treatment Credit:Getty He said health officials needed to explain how they will improve the situation, having promised such action.“It can be an incredible wrench for children to leave their homes and being based far away is not going to help a young person in crisis,” he said. 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. Sharen Green lost her daughter Charlotte to anorexiaCredit:Russell Sach for the Telegraph Young women with anorexia have been sent from Hertfordshire to Glasgow for treatment, amid shortages of bedsCredit:PA
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
(Aer Lingus/Facebook)FOR THOSE OF you who found having an Irish name abroad a struggle, well now the issue seems to have followed you home.The above Aer Lingus customer was not one bit happy when he couldn’t register his daughter’s name in the correct way.Even on the Irish national airline’s webpage, fadas are viewed as ‘invalid characters’.While some of you might think this is a bit pedantic, others feel their name is incorrect without a fada.An Aer Lingus spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that they would like to include “fadas in customers’ names while booking however it is not currently technically possible”.Read: The 11 worst things about having an Irish name abroad>
Kerry rout Cork by 12 points to win Munster senior football titleKerry rout Cork by 12 points to win Munster senior football title
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
Kerry players Bryan Sheehan, Killian Young and Aidan O’Mahony celebrate. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOKerry 0-24Cork 0-12KERRY HAVE WON their 76th Munster Senior Football Championship after an emphatic 12-point win over Cork in the final football decider to be held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before the famous stadium is re-developed.Kerry’s first half dominance – Cork failed to score between the 7th minute and 37th minute – was not fully reflected on the scoreboard; Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s men going into the break with a 0-13 to 0-5 lead when it could have been much more.The Kingdom picked up where they left off in the second half – James O’Donoghue (0-10) serving as tormentor in chief – as the home fans streamed from Páirc Uí Chaoimh in their thousands well before the final whistle.It was a hugely impressive display from Kerry with O’Donoghue and Paul Geaney starring in the inside attacking positions while Declan O’Sullivan orchestrated the play around the middle.At one juncture Kerry were in front by 0-13 to 0-3 during the opening period but Cork hit back with a couple of points before the interval and then the free taking of Brian Hurley and Daniel Goulding saw them cut the deficit to 0-13 to 0-8 early in the second-half.However that was as good as it got for Cork with Kerry taking over as O’Donoghue, Bryan Sheehan and Johnny Buckley put the game to bed with a series of excellent scores.Cork’s woes were compounded late on when substitute John Hayes was shown a red card and they now head towards the qualifiers in an effort to turn their season around. Source: James Crombie/INPHO Scorers for Kerry: James O’Donoghue 0-10 (0-2f), Johnny Buckley, Bryan Sheehan (0-2f, 0-1 ’45) 0-4 each, Paul Geaney 0-3, Donnchadh Walsh, Stephen O’Brien, Declan O’Sullivan 0-1 each.Scorers for Cork: Daniel Goulding 0-6 (0-3f), Brian Hurley 0-4 (0-3f), Fintan Goold, Aidan Walsh 0-1 each. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOKERRY1. Brian Kelly – Killarney Legion5. Paul Murphy – Rathmore4. Shane Enright – Tarbert2. Marc Ó Sé – An Ghaeltacht3. Aidan O’Mahony – Rathmore6. Killian Young – Renard7. Fionn Fitzgerald – Dr Crokes (C)8. Anthony Maher – Duagh11. Bryan Sheehan – St Mary’s12. Donnchadh Walsh – Cromane14. Declan O’Sullivan – Dromid Pearses9. Johnny Buckley – Dr Crokes15. James O’Donoghue – Killarney Legion13. Paul Geaney – Dingle10. Stephen O’Brien – KenmareSubs17. Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers) for O’Mahony (49)18. Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh-Glencar) for O’Brien (52)19. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys) for Sheehan (56)24. Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys) for Geaney (60)23. Kieran O’Leary (Dr Crokes) for Walsh (60)22. Kieran Donaghy (Austin Stacks) for Buckley (64) Source: James Crombie/INPHOCORK1. Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown)2. Michael Shields (St. Finbarr’s)3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)4. Noel Galvin (Ballincollig)5. James Loughrey (Mallow)6. Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty)7. Damien Cahalane (Castlehaven)8. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)9. Fintan Goold (Macroom)15. Barry O’Driscoll (Nemo Rangers)10. Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig)12. John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers)13. Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg)14. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)11. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)Subs22. Colm O’Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) for O’Rourke (half-time)24. Colm O’Neill (Ballyclough) for Kelly (half-time)23. Mark Collins (Castlehaven) for Barry O’Driscoll (45)17. Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown) for Clancy (50)25. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers) for Walsh (57)18. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy) for Galvin (60)Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath)LIVE: Cork v Kerry, Munster senior football finalLIVE: Kilkenny v Dublin, Leinster SHC final
September 20, 2019September 20, 2019
Le voyage de particules de lumière filmé !Enregistrer le voyage d’un faisceau de lumière est maintenant possible. Des scientifiques américains sont parvenus à développer un système d’imagerie de pointe permettant de capturer près de mille milliards de clichés par seconde.”Ultimate” est le dernier système d’imagerie parmi les plus rapide au monde. Développé par une équipe de l’Institut de technologie du Massachusetts (MIT), l’appareil permet de capturer des clichés avec une durée d’exposition d’une picoseconde soit le temps mis par un photon pour parcourir une distance de 3,3 millimètres. Moyennant une saisie d’environ mille milliards de photographies par seconde, les chercheurs sont parvenus à réaliser des séquences présentant au ralenti le voyage d’un faisceau lumineux à travers une bouteille en plastique d’un litre ou encore la réflexion des particules de lumière sur une tomate.Pour en arriver à la réalisation d’un tel dispositif, les scientifiques sont partis sur la base d’une caméra à balayage de fente destiné normalement à mesurer les pulsations d’un laser. Cet appareil, aussi puissant soit il, ne permet d’enregistrer des séquence seulement en une dimension. Pour remédier au problème, un système de miroirs a été ajouté permettant de balayer la scène dans son intégralité. Une heure de prises de vue pour une nano seconde de vidéo ! La dernière version “d’Ultimate”, révélée à l’occasion d’une conférence de l’Optical Society Computational, s’avère être un véritable révolution bien que l’appareil ne soit pour le moment pas capable de capturer tous les éléments d’une scène en une seule fois. Il aura fallu aux chercheurs une heure de prises de vue pour réaliser une vidéo de quelques secondes montrant le mouvement des particules de lumière. Ces séquences montées au ralenti, durent en réalité à peine un milliardième de seconde. À lire aussiSaurez-vous reconnaitre à quel objet du quotidien appartiennent ces gros plans ?Outre l’aspect exceptionnel de ses productions vidéographiques, dispositif présente d’ores et déjà de nombreuses applications. Les chercheurs pensent en effet que celui-ci pourrait être utilisé en imagerie médicale afin d’augmenter la précision des clichés réalisés à partir d’autres systèmes, comme l’IRM, ou encore dans le domaine de l’industrie pour repérer les défauts de fabrication.Découvrez la vidéo des séquences prises par le système “Ultimate” sur MaxisciencesLe 19 décembre 2011 à 14:02 • Maxime Lambert
September 18, 2019September 18, 2019
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has ‘laughed off’ his reported heated phone call with Claudio Lotito, which he says ‘happens every day in business’.A video of Lotito’s bust-up with Inzaghi went viral earlier in the week, but the Coach says he has ‘everything he wanted’ at the Club. Football Italia reports.“I demand a lot and then [the conversation] happened, but we talked about this and that too. It’s an old phone call now.“I laughed it off with the President. I have everything I want here. The important thing is that these confrontations are constructive.“We have more options now than we did in previous years. We can enjoy lots of satisfaction if we all pull together.“It’ll be a very difficult game against Juventus but one that’s also beautiful: we’ll go there to give them a game, even if we know that we’ll face an even stronger Juve than we did last year.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“However, it would be wrong to only think about Ronaldo. They’ll also play Dybala and Mandzukic, plus they have so many alternatives on the bench.“We hope they don’t have their best games. These are matches that should be celebrated and which befit our DNA.“We’ll need everyone. I have an XI in mind, but I won’t reveal it. We’ll try to pick up from our first half-hour against Napoli.“If we hadn’t conceded their first goal, things would’ve gone differently… Unfortunately, I don’t compile the fixtures. It was a difficult start for us, but we knew it would be.”
September 16, 2019September 16, 2019
CAMAS — A Camas development that will house a biotechnology company the city has been pursuing for half a decade is set to take shape this year.Alpha-Tec Systems Inc., headquartered in unincorporated Clark County, plans to build a 42,000-square-foot facility on Northwest Camas Meadows Drive. The company submitted building permits with Camas on Friday and could start construction this summer.The company will own the new building and plans to bring about 50 new jobs to Camas, said Paul Dennis, president and CEO of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.But whether Alpha-Tec plans a full-scale exodus from its leased Clark County property at 12019 N.E. 99th St. is unclear. A representative for the company, which specializes in medical diagnostic systems, couldn’t be immediately reached.The company went by the nickname “biotech 1” when Dennis alluded to the project in November. At the time, the company had submitted preliminary development plans to the city. Click to enlarge
Two Vehicle Collision In Anchor Point Sends One To HospitalTwo Vehicle Collision In Anchor Point Sends One To Hospital
September 14, 2019September 14, 2019
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision near milepost 160.5 Sterling Highway, on Saturday, May 5. According to the Troopers, Casey Eamer, age 22 of Chugiak, was driving northbound in a gray 2012 Chevrolet pickup when he turned left in front of a southbound green 2001 Jaguar car driven by Wyatt Harshfield, age 20 of Ninilchik. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage and were disabled. Eamer reported no injuries, and reported wearing his seatbelt. His passenger had minor, non life threatening injuries. According to the Trooper dispatch posted on May 8, alcohol was not a factor. Eamer was issued a minor offense citation for Failure to Yield when Turning Left. Harshfield was issued a minor offense citation for Fail to Wear Seatbelt. Harshfield was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious, but non life-threatening injuries. His passenger had minor, but non life threatening injuries as well. Harshfield was not wearing a seatbelt.
ADC Report Chronicles Community Efforts to Enhance Energy Resilience at Local InstallationsADC Report Chronicles Community Efforts to Enhance Energy Resilience at Local Installations
September 13, 2019September 13, 2019
Over the last several years, energy resilience has become one of the primary metrics the military services use to assess their installations. The new benchmark has emerged as installations face threats from a vulnerable commercial grid, extreme weather events and cyberattacks. A new report produced by ADC in partnership with Converge Strategies includes four examples of how installations have deployed a mix of distributed energy resources — including solar, wind, batteries and natural gas — in combination with a microgrid to enhance their energy resilience. The case studies provide a valuable introduction to the variety of avenues defense communities can pursue to support a local installation’s effort to become more energy resilient, as each of the four projects relies on either state or local investment, or significant participation by local authorities.The four case studies in “Beyond the Fence Line: Strengthening Military Capabilities through Energy Resilience Partnerships” are:Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss., allowed Southern Co. to install a 4.29-megawatt PV system on 23 acres of base land in exchange for the utility constructing battery storage capacity that can be “islanded off” and powered by the solar array in case of a blackout.Otis Air National Guard Base in Cape Cod developed a microgrid that can power the entire installation for 120 hours during outages using wind power, advanced battery technology and diesel generation. The microgrid was financed with $6 million in state resources through the Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force and is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019.Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., partnered with the state and local government to install two 3.7-megawatt natural gas fuel cells on land leased from the Navy. During power outages, the fuel cells and an accompanying microgrid will sustain base operations. The base was able to secure part of the funding from a statewide microgrid grant program.Marine Corps Air Station Miramar developed a microgrid that can power the entire base for up to three weeks using landfill gas, solar energy, storage, diesel generation and natural gas. The microgrid’s control system also allows the base to create additional cost savings by offsetting electricity purchases from the grid. The system was made possible through municipal partnerships and state funding programs managed through the California Energy Commission. Dan Cohen AUTHOR Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force
Hotel fires half its robot staff for sucking at their jobsHotel fires half its robot staff for sucking at their jobs
September 10, 2019September 10, 2019
Culture Sci-Tech Post a comment Share your voice Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. One guest complained that the virtual assistant robot Churi placed in every hotel room kept waking him up by saying, “Sorry, I couldn’t catch that. Could you repeat your request?” because of the guest’s snoring. Other guests complained on TripAdvisor that Churi would interrupt their conversations. Eventually, all Churi robots were removed from the rooms.Churi wasn’t the only robot to be dismissed. Humanoid concierge robots and animatronic dinosaur check-in robots that couldn’t answer basic guest questions without human help were let go. (Reports of clunky lobby robot behavior were already surfacing back when the hotel first opened.) Broken robot dancers in the lobby were shown the door. Now playing: Watch this: Bellhop robots were designed to carry luggage, but they could only move on flat surfaces and could only access a small number of rooms. Their hotel careers were also cut short.”They were really slow and noisy, and would get stuck trying to go past each other,” Taishi Mito, a previous guest, told the Wall Street Journal.Firing half of the hotel robots might seem harsh, but at the end of the day a hotel needs to focus on the comfort of its guests more than the gimmick of robot employees.”When you actually use robots you realize there are places where they aren’t needed — or just annoy people,” Sawada told the Wall Street Journal. 0 Many of the unusual robots working at Japan’s Henn na Hotel are now out of work. Screenshot by Daniel Van Boom/CNET Humans worried about the robot revolution threatening their jobs can relax. Japan’s Henn na Hotel prided itself on its all-robot staff, but it turns out they weren’t up to the job.Henn na’s robot staff was first employed in 2015 with the aim of becoming “the most efficient hotel in the world.” But four years later, it seems that the 243 robots are less of a novelty and more of a nuisance. As a result, the Henn na Hotel has fired half of them, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. 2:24 Tags 17 Photos Robot Hotel lays off half of its robotic workforce Meet all the cute, friendly, useful robots of CES 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI) Robots
Secretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic EmphasisSecretary of Defense Affirms Need For Arctic Emphasis
September 9, 2019September 9, 2019
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter affirmed on Tuesday the need for a U.S. military strategy for the Arctic as Russia builds its military in the north.Download AudioIn response to a question from Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan in the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary Carter said the Arctic should be part of the nation’s investment in defense.“The Arctic is going to be a place of growing strategic importance,” Carter said. “The Russians are active there.”“We are, as your state is right on the point of, an Arctic power, and that needs to be part of our strategy.”Sullivan asked Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey what they thought of possibly removing combat brigades from Alaska’s Army bases. Dempsey answered indirectly.“I won’t speak to the number of Army BCTs, brigade combat teams,” Dempsey said. “But I will say the Russians have just taken a decision to activate six new brigades and four of them will be in the Arctic.”Carter and Dempsey’s main message was that Congress needs to lift the budget sequestration limits to adequately defend the country.
RIMS facing acute medical paramedical staff crunchRIMS facing acute medical paramedical staff crunch
September 6, 2019September 6, 2019
Srikakulam: Government Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hospital has been facing medical and paramedical staff crunch. RIMS hospital was established by the then Congress government in 2008. Presently, there are 20 departments in the hospital – eight non-clinical and 12 clinical departments. In the beginning, RIMS hospital was designated as teaching hospital as it is attached to RIMS Medical College with 100 MBBS seats. Now, the seats have been enhanced to 150. For all these 20 departments and medical college, 128 medical professionals like professors, associate professors, assistant professors and tutors are working. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us These medical professionals are required to perform both teaching and medical treatment duties at RIMS. At the time of establishment, there were 250 beds in the hospital. Now, it has bed strength of 750 as the government increased the number of beds twice. To cater to the present needs, another 120 medical professionals are required for RIMS. With regard to paramedical staff like nursing, total available staff nurses are 214 and head nurses are 41. These 255 nurses have to work in three shifts covering all 20 departments in the hospital. In order to provide better services to the patients, another 255 nursing staff is required at RIMS. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Regarding supportive staff, male nursing order (MNOs) and female nursing order (FNOs) have to assist medical and nursing staff and also serve patients. But only 24 MNOs and 17 FNOs are available at RIMS which is insufficient. As a result, services to patients are poor at RIMS and often disputes are being reported in several wards due to shortage of staff. Advertise With Us Initially, total area of the RIMS was 2.40 lakh sq ft now the area has been increased to 5.40 lakh sq ft. feet. In 2008, total sweepers were 220 and now, the same number continues. “Facilities like buildings, wards, beds and departments are being increased at RIMS. But medical, paramedical and supportive staff have not been enhanced on par,” Resident Medical officer (RMO), Dr Bammidi Chinna Appala Naidu explained to The Hans India.
Pulse prices witness sharpest increase in decade CRISILPulse prices witness sharpest increase in decade CRISIL
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019
Despite the Modi government’s efforts to check soaring pulse prices, the commodity prices went up by 42% last month, recording the sharpest increase in a decade.A spike in pulse prices led both the retail and wholesale inflation rates to move higher in October. While retail inflation inched up to 5% last month, the wholesale price index rose to minus to 3.81% from minus 4.54% in the previous month.”While nearly all food components are seeing a decline in inflation, pulses inflation has seen the sharpest spike in a decade,” the Economic Times quoted Crisil Research, as saying.”The CPI and WPI inflation for pulses was 42.2% and 53%, respectively in October,” it said.According to the research firm, price data for pulses for the last decade showed “a clear pattern of spike in pulses inflation every third year.”However, the food inflation now stands at 4.1% in the March-October period this fiscal year compared to 7.6% in the corresponding period last year. While most of the food items witnessed a decline in their prices, pulse prices have seen a steep rise.”Such high inflation rate in pulses is undesirable for a country where pulses are second most important part of diet after cereals and an average Indian spends nearly 5% of his food expenditure on pulses,” according to the Economic Times which cited Crisis research.According to a recent study by Assocham, India’s imports of pulses are estimated to reach 10 million tonnes in the current fiscal year, more than double the volume imported in 2014-15.Nevertheless, inflation is projected to remain under control amid falling crude oil prices and a stable exchange rate.