APTN National NewsIn an emotionally charged final concert in Kingston, Ont., Tragically Hip singer Gord Down paused the show to address the audience, the country, and specifically, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“We’re in good hands, folks, real good hands. He cares about the people way up North, that we were trained our entire lives to ignore, trained our entire lives to hear not a word of what’s going on up there,” said Downie. “And what’s going on up there ain’t good. It’s maybe worse than it’s ever been, so it’s not on the improve. (But) we’re going to get it fixed and we got the guy to do it, to start, to help.”Downie, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in Dec., 2015, has been on the road for the past month on the band’s final tour.Kingston’s show was sold out in minutes and thousands turned out to watch the show in a square downtown.Trudeau declared himself a big fan of the Tragically Hip, and Downie waxed poetic about Trudeau Saturday night during the band’s final concert of the “Man Machine Poem” tour.“He’s going to be looking good for about at least 12 more years, I don’t know if they let you go beyond that. But he’ll do it,” Downie told concertgoers between songs.Trudeau could be seen in the audience nodding and mouthing “thank you.”Before the show started, Trudeau’s official photographer posted a photo on Twitter of the prime minister embracing Downie.Trudeau has put repairing the relationship at the top of his first mandate as prime minister.Letters to each of his ministers that spell out their assignments, each mentioned Indigenous peoples.“No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples,” wrote Trudeau in the letters. “It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.”In recent years, Downie has been tuning into issues around First Nations, specifically northern Ontario along the James Bay coast.In band’s 13th release, Now for Plan A, the track Goodnight Attawapiskat closes out the album.“Attawapiskat, City by the Bay! A diamond dazzling. Oh, Attawapiskat, you’re on your way.”The Hip followed the album release up with a tour that included a stop in the Fort Albany First Nation just south of Attawapiskat.The Kingston show was the last in a 15-city concert tour.— with files from The Canadian Press
October 13, 2019October 13, 2019
RCMP continue to investigate the incident. There are no concerns for the safety of the public and no expected travel delays as the incident occurred in a remote location. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Three people have been injured after an industrial explosion near Musreau Lake.On January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP along with emergency personnel responded to an explosion of a compressor building at an oil and gas industrial site west of Musreau Lake, Alberta. Three individuals who were working near the building were injured as a result of the explosion. All three of the workers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Latest Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner airThe Latest Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
BERLIN — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):8 a.m.In India’s capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change and rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits.Friday’s rallies by students around the world were one of the biggest international actions yet to demand more government action to fight climate change. Protests were underway or planned in cities in more than 100 countries, including in cities as diverse as Hong Kong, Paris, Warsaw, Wellington, New Zealand and Oulu, Finland.The co-ordinated ‘school strikes,’ were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.___5 a.m.From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they believe are their governments’ failure to take tough action against global warming.The co-ordinated ‘school strikes,’ were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.Since then, the weekly protests have snowballed from a handful of cities to hundreds, fueled by dramatic headlines about the impact of climate change during the students’ lifetime.Friday’s rallies were one of the biggest international actions yet. Protests were underway or planned in cities in more than 100 countries, including Hong Kong; New Delhi; Wellington, New Zealand; and Oulu, Finland.___For more Associated Press climate coverage, go to https://apnews.com/ClimateThe Associated Press
EU high court rules against Adidas in trademark caseEU high court rules against Adidas in trademark case
October 12, 2019October 12, 2019
LUXEMBOURG — A European union high court has ruled against German sports apparel giant Adidas’ claim that its famous three stripes, applied in any direction, deserve trade mark protection.The EU’s General Court ruled on Wednesday that the company could not prove that the stripes had a distinctive enough character throughout the 28-nation bloc.Adidas said it is disappointed in the ruling and considering its next options.Three years ago, the EU’s Intellectual Property Office had struck down the registration of the mark on the grounds it was not distinctive enough throughout the bloc. The court backed the assessment.Adidas insisted specific applications of the stripes were not affected by the ruling.The Associated Press
UN mission in Chad and Central African Republic needs funds – BanUN mission in Chad and Central African Republic needs funds – Ban
October 11, 2019October 11, 2019
The 2 October event is being organized by the Mission – known as MINURCAT – as well as the Government of Chad and the European Commission. The organizers are hoping to raise some $17 million for the Mission’s technical and logistical support for a specialized Chadian police unit – the Détachement Intégré de Sécurité – that is tasked with protecting refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chad’s north-eastern border region with Sudan. The area is host to over 290,000 Sudanese refugees from the Darfur conflict, as well as 180,000 Chadians who are displaced within their own country due to insecurity. The Mission says it also needs another $4 million for new projects to improve Chad’s justice and prison sectors.The Security Council approved the establishment of MINURCAT in September 2007 to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in Chad and CAR, as well as neighbouring Sudan. 24 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing to donor nations and institutions to be generous when they meet next week in Brussels to raise much-needed funds for the UN Mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR).
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
Despite increased security measures, a drop in visitor numbers to the island nation following the attacks would be inevitable, the airline chief added. “Business, if you look at it in terms of the passenger numbers and the forward bookings, we have seen about a 10 percent decline,” said Gunatilleka. “Of course, we see cancellations coming from the European destinations, but our other markets like India and the Middle East have been holding on.” SriLankan Airlines is considering having air marshals on board some flights following the Easter Sunday attacks.Vipula Gunatilleka, the CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines, told Euronews that whilst the national air force had taken charge of ground security, the state-owned carrier was looking to bring air marshals on board some flights. The CEO added that despite the current situation, day-to-day operations at the company couldn’t be ignored, emphasizing that the strategy to turn the loss-making airline into a profitable one was still in place.“In the turnaround plan that we submitted to the government, we were expecting to reach a breakeven situation in three years time,” he said. “They have been looking for a private investor, but that will get delayed I believe, with the current situation. The biggest problem is that 45 percent of our losses are due to interest financing costs.” (Colombo Gazette)
WTO candidate says Canada needs more diversified approach to tradeWTO candidate says Canada needs more diversified approach to trade
October 4, 2019October 4, 2019
by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 25, 2013 5:36 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – A leading candidate for the World Trade Organization’s top job says Canada needs to diversify its trade reach, especially in the fast-growing Asian economies.Mari Pangestu, Indonesia’s tourism minister and a candidate to replace outgoing Pascal Lamy later this summer, said in an interview that Canada has too many eggs in the U.S. basket, but also it’s efforts to diversify are too narrowly focused.Pangestu, who met with Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast late Monday afternoon, characterized Canada’s outreach in Southeast Asia as overly focused on China and India, the two economic giants of the region.“I think you’ve improved your outreach to Asia, but I think you could do more,” she said. “You tend to focus more on China and India, but don’t forget Southeast Asia because we are 600 million people are we are growing.”Canada has begun talks on an investment agreement with Indonesia, but has devoted more time and effort joining the TransPacific Partnership talks, and in improving economic ties with China and India. Bilateral trade with Indonesia, a country of 241 million, remains in its infancy at about $3 billion a year.Pangestu was also gently critical of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s announcement in last week’s budget that “graduated” 72 emerging economies, including Indonesia, to the level of advanced countries for the purpose of tariff levels. The move, to be implemented in 2015, means imports from those countries will see border duties increased by about three per cent on average.Pangestu said some countries are better positioned than others to absorb higher tariff levels, and that a more nuanced criteria needs to be adopted in determining countries should be elevated.“Yes we have to give a bit more because we are more advanced than the lesser developed countries, but we should not give the same as an advanced country,” she said. “We are a big country and parts of it are developed but a lot of it is still underdeveloped, we still have subsistence farming.”The government said countries designated by the World Bank as high income or upper-middle income with at least one per cent of global exports for two consecutive years would lose their discounted tariff status. Countries included by the definition vary from Hong Kong and Israel, to Jamaica and Kazakhstan.The former trade minister, who speaks fluent English, is in Canada as part of a world-wide tour to round up support for her bid to succeed Lamy as director general of the WTO, the organization of 159 countries that sets the rules for global trade and commerce.The new head inherits an organization that has been stalled since 2001 in its effort to reach an all-encompassing global treaty encompassing agriculture, manufacturing and services. The latest drop-dead deadline came and went over a year ago.With agricultural subsidies the biggest sticking point, some have suggested the way out of the impasse may be to ramp down the ambition and move on sectors that have the best chance of finding compromise. Many nations, including Canada, has simply moved on in pursuit of bilateral and regional deals.Pangestu said Canada should not give up. She is hopeful a new approach to concentrate first on small, pragmatic steps — such as increasing transparency on national border rules —will get the ball rolling toward a comprehensive deal.But she says she doesn’t want to give up on an agriculture deal that has as a goal reducing trade-distorting subsidies in the developed world, particularly the United States, Japan, Europe and Canada, which make it difficult for emerging nations to export their products abroad and improve their economies.“Agriculture is crucial,” she says, “because it’s the part of the Doha round that is going to be beneficial for developing countries, and you can only do that multilaterally. You can’t do it bilaterally.” WTO candidate says Canada needs more diversified approach to trade
Carlos Hyde shows different hunger for the game in win against NorthwesternCarlos Hyde shows different hunger for the game in win against Northwestern
September 28, 2019September 28, 2019
Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) cries as he meets with the media after a game against Northwestern Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorEVANSTON, Ill. – For nearly 45 seconds, Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde couldn’t find the words to describe the suspension that cost him playing time in the first three games of the season. Addressing the media for the first time in 2013 following OSU’s 40-30 victory against Northwestern Saturday, tears welled up in Hyde’s eyes as he was asked to recall the punishment.“That suspension, it really hurt, not being out there with my brothers, because I made a mistake,” Hyde said with emotion. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through.”Hyde’s suspension was issued after he was involved in an altercation with a woman at a Columbus bar in July. The incident was reported as an assault, and Hyde was tagged as a “person of interest” in the case. Charges were not filed against him, however, at the alleged victim’s request, but he was still disciplined by OSU for his involvement.The suspension gave Hyde, who said his Christian faith helped keep him focused during the suspension, what he called a “different hunger for the game.”“I go out every game with a mindset that I have to make up for those three games,” Hyde said. “I’m running with a whole different demeanor than what I would have had in the beginning if I didn’t get suspended.”Hyde showed that hunger Saturday, his third game back from suspension, with the biggest performance of his career. He gashed the Wildcats for a career-high 168 yards on 26 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns and also had 38 receiving yards on four receptions. With 206 yards from scrimmage, he accounted for more than 45 percent of OSU’s 451 yards of total offense.“I wanted it bad,” Hyde said. “I caught a rhythm. My (offensive line) was doing a great job to convert on run blocking, and they made it easy for me.”With just 126 rushing yards on 22 carries and five yards on two receptions in his first two games of the season, Hyde exceeded each of those totals Saturday.In his junior season in 2012, the Naples, Fla., product was the Buckeyes’ starting tailback and ran for 970 yards and a team-leading 16 touchdowns on 185 carries.That said, OSU coach Urban Meyer said Hyde’s career has been disappointing thus far.“His whole career was just kind of a mush. He hasn’t done a whole lot for himself or the program,” Meyer said of Hyde. “We all make mistakes. I hope this is a game-changer for him.”The Buckeyes needed Hyde to take on a greater role Saturday. OSU’s leading rusher this season, redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall, did not play in Saturday’s game because of an injury.“Jordan Hall’s got a little knee issue we’re dealing with right now,” Meyer said. “(Hyde)’s the horse right now. I think he’s a great player. That tells you how much I trust the kid to be able to do that.”Trailing 23-13 following a 32-yard field goal by Northwestern senior kicker Jeff Budzien early in the third quarter, the OSU offense needed to find the end zone.The Buckeyes turned to Hyde. He scored all three of his touchdowns — the only offensive touchdowns of the game for the Buckeyes — in the second half, in which he ran for a total of 112 yards on 16 carries.In total, the Buckeyes ran the ball 48 times, and Hyde said he thought that quantity of rushing attempts was a contributing factor in his success.“I’m made to carry the ball that many times,” Hyde said. “I definitely feel like me and the offensive line wore them down.”Getting to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten play did not come easily for the Buckeyes, though the team held steady at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll after the victory. They trailed for at least part of each quarter in Saturday’s game, and never held a lead of more than four points until freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa’s fumble recovery touchdown as time expired extended OSU’s margin of victory to 10 points.OSU’s winning streak, which stands at 18 games dating back to the start of the 2012 season, might have ended at the hands of Northwestern if not for Hyde’s contributions.“You always can lean on a great back like him, especially in the Big Ten season,” OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller said of Hyde.After playing its first six games of the season on consecutive Saturdays, OSU has a week off before it plays for its seventh win of the season against Iowa at Ohio Stadium Oct. 19.
Ohio State field hockey upsets No 3 Virginia falls to No 2Ohio State field hockey upsets No 3 Virginia falls to No 2
September 28, 2019September 28, 2019
OSU junior forward Peanut Johnson prepares to pass in a game against Penn State Sept. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost 4-3Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefWith just minutes to play, the Ohio State field hockey team got a goal form freshman midfielder Morgan Kile to take down No. 3 Virginia in overtime.OSU won, 4-3, after Kile’s goal put the team ahead for good, capping a 1-1 weekend for the squad.The Buckeyes (4-7, 0-3) completed a late second-half comeback against the Cavaliers (10-3) when junior forward Peanut Johnson connected on a goal with less than 10 minutes to play to tie the game at three. Freshman forward Annabel Sams found Johnson on a penalty corner to send the game to an extra session.Virginia is the highest-ranked team OSU field hockey has defeated since Anne Wilkinson took over as coach in 1997, and it’s the first top four program it’s beaten since No. 4 Syracuse in 2010.The Buckeyes got out in front of the Cavaliers quickly. Freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey got the Buckeyes on the board first. The Virginia Beach, Va., native scored on a break away that was assisted by Johnson to give OSU a 1-0 lead 14:27 into the game.The Cavaliers tied the score six minutes later, however, when sophomore striker Riley Tata converted in front of the net just past OSU freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro.The score remained tied until halftime, but five minutes into the second half, Virginia struck again on sophomore striker Caleigh Foust’s 10th goal of the season.OSU showed resiliency in striking back against Virgina. Kile scored her second goal of the season to even the score at two.The Cavaliers took a 3-2 lead after freshman midfielder Tara Vittese scored her 10th goal of the season with a little more than eight minutes left, but OSU wouldn’t go away, tying the game up on Johnson’s penalty corner conversion.The Buckeyes were not as fortunate Friday afternoon in College Park, Md., when they faced No. 2 Maryland. OSU kept the game competitive for the first 25 minutes, but Maryland would not be denied in its first Big Ten home game.Junior midfielder Anna Dessoye started the first half rally for Maryland with 9:05 left to play in the frame. The Mountain Top, Pa., native snuck in front of the net and tipped in a rebound off a penalty corner.Three minutes later, senior forward Katie Gerzabek scored her first goal of the season to make it 2-0.With less than three minutes to play, Gerzabek found Putsch in front of the net, and she found the back of the net using a high stick to get the job done.Maryland tacked on one more before the half ended from freshman midfielder Lein Holsboer, giving the Terrapins a commanding 4-0 halftime lead.Gerzabek added her second goal of the game 1:37 into the second half and the Terrapins shut out the Buckeyes, 6-0.Tamburro saved 15 shots Friday, which stands as third most in single-game school history.OSU is set to have four days off following its upset of Virginia before it takes on another Big Ten newcomer, Rutgers, in Piscataway, N.J., on Friday. The game is set for 1 p.m.
Several in custody over robbery attack at Goed FortuinSeveral in custody over robbery attack at Goed Fortuin
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChinese restaurant in Goed Fortuin robbed, 2 suspects in custody- PoliceJune 27, 2018In “Crime”Early morning accident at Goed Fortuin leaves one deadJune 4, 2016In “latest news”UPDATE: Three arrested for daring gas station robbery, shootout with policeApril 15, 2016In “Crime” Several persons are now in police custody following a robbery attack on a Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, Chinese restaurant in the wee hours of this morning. This is according to Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James who was asked by INews to provide an update on the case earlier today. INews was informed that the yard in which the restaurant is located, houses two other buildings, with the second being the workers’ living quarters and the last being the house in which the owner of the business, Su San resides.Commander James said that that from all indications at least seven men broke into the workers’ quarters. The employees heard the noise and upon inspection, came across the men armed with cutlasses, crowbars and knives.The bandits reportedly fled the scene with one computer, one cell phone and a bottle of Hennessy.Police were immediately contacted and a search was launched.James also told INews that a toy gun was found at the scene, however, it is unclear whether the instrument was used to carry out the robbery.Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi)
Peace in our time Noel King and Tony ODonoghue shake on itPeace in our time Noel King and Tony ODonoghue shake on it
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
LAST NIGHT WE saw Noel King and Tony O’Donoghue play out the most memorable moment of the evening at Lansdowne Road.The interim Ireland manager bristled at the RTE man’s line of questioning in the wake of the 3-1 home win over Kazakhstan, insisting: “This conversation is not correct.”This morning however, the pair shook on it at Abbotstown.“I’m in the media. I worked with Tony in 1990, 1991,” King told the press when asked about the incident earlier. “In 1988 I was a co-commentator on RTÉ for the Irish matches.“Anybody who knows me over the years knows I’ll argue with anybody over football, no difficulty. I lose the plot. I’ve lost the plot on the pitch, I’ve lost the plot off the pitch. That’s football. It’s a passionate game.“But the next minute or the next second when I lose it, it comes back. We’re alright. I think we’re alright Tony, are we?”“We’re grand,” answered the RTÉ broadcaster.Pic: INPHO/James CrombieHow Ireland have become the antithesis of everything Roy Keane stood forNoel King plays down unrest following ‘cowboy’ criticism
September 21, 2019September 21, 2019
Update: The Steam Summer Sale is live! Check it out.It looks like the Steam Summer Sale is about to begin, and that’s bad news for your wallet. Well, at least you’re going to get some good deals. There are a ton of games likely to go on sale, but let’s take a quick peek at some of the best ones to look out for.If you’ve been putting off playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, this is probably going to be your chance. The game has been out for a while, and Bethesda has said it’s done making DLC for it. There is now a Skyrim legendary edition with all the expansions on Steam for $60, but that’s a prime target for the big sale. Expect a sizable discount on this one.Kerbal Space Program is another game likely to go on sale. This has been one of the big hits of Steam’s new Early Access program, and it’s cross-platform. This game has you building your own space program in a sandbox kind of environment. It’s currently $22.99, but it could drop quite a bit.The Walking Dead games are a very different experience. It’s about zombies, but it’s basically the furthest thing from Dead Island you can imagine. The Walking Dead is about the characters and the decisions you make throughout the experience. The newest episode just came out, so you can expect to see the past ones come down in price during the sale. A pack of the previous episodes currently sells for $24.99. Under $10 seems possible.If you want a little more action in your super-cheap game, start camping out on the Borderlands 2 page. This action RPG shooter gets a lot of promotion from Steam, and it’s getting to the age that a big discount is possible. It’s currently selling for $29.99 — this could be a big one.There are also a number of new indie games in Steam that have a good shot at going on sale. Prison Architect is a good best since it’s currently $30. Fez just hit the PC, and it’s a very popular title that could do well on sale. Knights of Pen Paper +1, Gunpoint, and Rogue Legacy could also make a splash with even modest discounts.Finally, keep a lookout for bundle deals. Steam is always offering franchise packs with multiple games, but the prices tend to come down during the sale. You could get all your gaming content in one purchase if you time it right. The Valve pack will probably go on sale for a ridiculously low number, for example. The Grand Theft Auto complete pack costs $49.99, and the Rockstar pack is $59.97. Both of these could drop significantly now that the company has moved on to GTA V. Assassin’s Creed and Civilization are also collections to watch for.Whatever you do, don’t buy any full price game right now. If you don’t want to spend money on awesome things, better bury your wallet in the backyard — no one can resist the allure of the Steam Summer Sale.
September 21, 2019September 21, 2019
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The announcement by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the closure of the country’s banks is a significant development for residents and Australian tourists alike, with the Australian dollar already dropping.In addition to closing financial institutions, Mr Tsipras also enacted strict capital controls which are likely to bring business to a halt.There is a €60 limit on cash withdrawals and only vital, pre-approved overseas money transfers will be processed.But the fallout is already being felt in Australia, with the Aussie dollar slightly lower amid wide-spread nervousness in the financial world.This morning the Australian unit was trading at 76.33 US cents, down from 77.02 cents on Friday.The Australian dollar lost nearly 1% earlier but it is now almost flat for the day in the mid 76s trading off Chinese stimulus.One Australian dollar will buy you 69.33 euro cents, down from 68.77 euro cents on Friday.Shanghai has been all over the place this morning swinging between 2.5% up and down and currently flat. In a bad sign, Chinext is down another 6%. Disappointing so far for the PBOC but early days.Markets opened rattled this morning with the ASX immediately plunging 2% before rebounding and selling off again now. S&P500 futures are off 1.4%.Bonds are all strongly bid with the short and long end of Aussie yields off 5%.On Friday, Greece’s shaky economic toehold saw the Australian market plummet, resulting in the sharpest fall in shares in almost four weeks. More than $35bn was wiped off the Australian stock market in the first hour of trading on Monday as investors brace for what many believe to be an increasingly likely Greek exit from the eurozone.While the Athens stock exchange will also be closed today, global stock markets are expected to be highly volatile as traders return to their desks to find Greece hurtling towards financial collapse.A June 30 deadline on a rescue deal is approaching, while Greece is likely to default on a €1.5 billion (more than A$2 billion) payment to the IMF.It is a small but significant part of a total €350 billion debt, with a huge €16.3 billion needed to pay public servants and keep the country running.Sources: 9news, Macro business Australia
Pogba didnt celebrate Man Utd win welcomed by Juventus fansPogba didnt celebrate Man Utd win welcomed by Juventus fans
September 17, 2019September 17, 2019
French international star Paul Pogba after the Champions League match between Manchester United and Juventus said he didn’t celebrate the Manchester United winner against Juventus.“The win was important, but the Juve fans gave me such a warm welcome,” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia and Rai Sport as quoted by Football Italia.“I didn’t celebrate when we went 2-1 up, it felt too strange. I saw so many people that I know well. We played against a great team and we really had to win tonight.”Pogba was asked if he could return to Turin permanently and he says:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Who knows? I’m with United now. There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United.”“It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room. I was so accustomed to the Juve one.”“The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.”Manchester United won Juventus 2-1 in yesterday’s Champions League game.
Former Google employee says MeToo behavior institutionalized at search giantFormer Google employee says MeToo behavior institutionalized at search giant
September 10, 2019September 10, 2019
Share your voice Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond. Getty Images A former Google employee posted a scathing account Wednesday of her relationship with the search giant’s chief legal officer, saying her treatment represented “institutionalized behavior” that starts at the “very top” of the company.Jennifer Blakely, a former contracts manager for Google’s legal team, said she and David Drummond began dating in 2004, and had a son together. Because of the relationship, Google moved Blakely out of the legal team to the sales department, causing her career to suffer. After the relationship ended, she says, Drummond neglected their child and made “terrifying threats” to gain custody. She said he initially refused to discuss child support, and she called Drummond’s treatment “nothing short of abuse.”Google didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment from Drummond or the company.Blakely previously shared her experience with The New York Times in a bombshell article last November about the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against key executives, including Android creator Andy Rubin and former Google X director Richard DeVaul. The story spurred a massive walkout protest from 20,000 Google employees in offices around the world. At the time of the New York Times report, CEO Sundar Pichai and Head of People Operations Eileen Naughton wrote in a memo to employees, “We are committed to ensuring that Google is a workplace where you can feel safe to do your best work, and where there are serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately.” Google still faces serious internal tensions and sharp criticism about its policies. Google employees have protested the company’s military contracts, work in China and treatment of contractors. Google walkout organizers have also alleged they faced retaliation from company leadership for their activism efforts. Google has denied that claim.In her post, Blakely says Google’s leadership is to blame for its problems.”I lived through it first hand and I believe a company’s culture, its behavioral patterns, start at the top,” Blakely wrote in her post. “Rarely do we hear about what happens to women after they are forced out of their jobs but I can tell you what happened to me.”Some of Blakely’s most damning comments address Google’s culture, which she says protects male executives accused of misconduct. “Looking back, I see how standards that I was willing to indulge early on became institutionalized behavior as Google’s world prominence grew and its executives grew more powerful,” Blakely wrote in her post. “Until truth is willing to speak to power and is heard, there’s not going to be the sea change necessary to bring equality to the workplace.” Tech Industry Comments Google Alphabet Inc. 3 Tags
Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodusSuu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus
September 3, 2019September 3, 2019
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a news conference at the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 21 November, 2017. Photo: ReutersMyanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.Myanmar has bristled at pressure from Western nations over its armed forces’ brutal response to August attacks on security posts by Rohingya Muslim militants in the western state of Rakhine.The United States and the United Nations have accused Myanmar of “ethnic cleansing” and called for the military to be held accountable over allegations of killings, rape and arson that sent more than 620,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.China, however, has backed what Myanmar officials call a legitimate counter-insurgency operation in Rakhine, and stepped in to prevent a resolution on the crisis at the U.N. Security Council.News of Suu Kyi’s visit comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese military leaders welcomed Myanmar’s powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing last week and pledged closer cooperation.The state-run daily Global New Light of Myanmar said Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi would “soon” depart to attend a Communist Party of China-hosted forum of world political leaders in Beijing.Suu Kyi’s spokesman Zaw Htay could not be reached for more details, but the meeting begins on Thursday and runs until Dec. 3, according to China’s official news agency Xinhua.Myanmar is in the international spotlight this week as Pope Francis makes the first visit by a head of the Roman Catholic church to the Buddhist-majority country.He has previously spoken out about the treatment of minority Muslims to whom Myanmar denies citizenship, but some Christians fear doing so in the country could provoke a backlash.Many in Myanmar refuse to recognize the name Rohingya, preferring to call them “Bengalis” to suggest they belong in neighboring Bangladesh.
September 2, 2019September 2, 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Wednesday a case of measles in Houston, according to the City’s Health Department.The Health Department detailed that a boy between 1 and 3 years of age contracted the illness. The boy was being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital.This is the first case of measles in Houston since 2013. The Health Department has found that, so far, no other persons who could have been exposed are at risk of having contracted the illness.Houston has averaged less than one reported case of measles each year over the past decade.Measles is a very contagious viral illness because it is airborne and the virus can stay alive on surfaces for a long period of time, according to medical experts.However, doctors say the measles vaccine is very effective and recommend getting the first dose between 12 and 15 months of age, and the second dose get between four and six years of age. Share
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
Japanese moviegoers have been enjoying the film Christopher Robin recently, as many do — English films are often quite popular in Japan with English dialogue and Japanese subtitles. As RocketNews24 points out, however, movies are marketed differently to Japanese audiences in many cases. For example, Christopher Robin was a very different sort of prospect for Japanese moviegoers.It’s marketed in Japan toward businessmen working tough jobs, losing touch with their childhood wonder, and dealing with the realities of an everyday office job. Seeing that this is the way of life in Japan that many deal with each day, it makes sense that it would be popular, right? Weirdly enough, that’s part of what makes it such a frustrating prospect for so many of those who head to the movies in Japan to see it.As this particular Japanese user stated it:“Just got back from seeing Christopher Robin. Everyone in the movie says the main character is a super hard-working wage slave and worries about him, with his wife saying ‘If you keep this up, it’ll break you,’ so I was shocked to see that he arrives home at 9 p.m.” MovieBob Review: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Stay on target プーと大人になった僕を観てきました。衝撃的だったのが、社畜のハードワーカーと言われ、妻に「このままでは壊れてしまう」と心配される主人公ロビンの帰宅時間が21時だったことです。— カタタコ (@katatakoyaki) September 15, 2018The culture in Japan is that if you work an office job and leave right on the dot when it’s quitting time instead of doing a bit of overtime, it’s likely you’re not going to be getting home at 9 PM. Hence, Japanese movie fans were a bit confused since it’s very normal to get home at this time of day.Honestly, it’s kind of my dream to only work until 9 PM too. I regularly work until 3 or 4 AM sometimes after starting my day at 8 or 9 AM (yes, on the weekends too) so I’m with these Twitter denizens in that Christopher Robin’s “totally hard” days sound like a cake walk.Perhaps the Christopher Robin marketing team should have taken a look at that aspect of the film and marketed it through other, more realistic means. Getting home at that time of night just seems like another day at the office. For more on Christopher Robin check out MovieBob’s review of the film as well as his interview with Goodbye Christopher Robin author Simon Curtis.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Losing Employees to Competitors Modern Workspaces Can Help You Keep ThemLosing Employees to Competitors Modern Workspaces Can Help You Keep Them
August 30, 2019August 30, 2019
5 min read During the Great Recession, employees clung to their jobs for dear life. Now, a decade later, they’re walking away from them voluntarily. A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 2.3 percent of working Americans willingly quit their jobs in October 2018. Many of them are leaving for other opportunities, expecting greener grass on the other side.With a strong labor market comes bigger expectations from employees. A recent survey from Staples lists all the amenities employees want in their offices. Fitness centers, food, drinks and nicer furniture are on the list. But at the top? New technology.This should be no surprise: Modern technology is a central necessity of modern work. Anything outdated causes headaches, and the latest versions are expected. Phones, internet, laptops — all once considered cutting-edge — are now just table stakes. To really make a splash, employers must up the ante.Related: The Psychology of Good Signage and How to Make It Work For Your BusinessUpdating the office to meet employees’ expectationsThe new currency for office technology is no longer just functionality — it’s experience. A blazing fast internet connection and the latest laptop model are taken for granted nowadays. Instead, the office itself has become an arena in the competition for talent. Given the choice of an everyday, run-of-the-mill cubicle farm and a technology-charged environment, it’s not hard to guess which the next generation will choose.And with the definition of the “office” constantly shifting, the technology that makes remote work possible is important, too. That same Staples survey found that 43 percent of employees want to work remotely. By implementing the right technology, employers can make out-of-office work seamless and productive.Let’s take a look at how these technologies can be implemented and how they can ensure your company has the best employees available.1. Capture imagination with dynamic format displays.Traditional rectangular displays have become ubiquitous. An employee’s TV at home looks similar to the monitor in the conference room at work. Walk through any public space, and you’ll see several more in different sizes.Customers or prospective employees might walk past a typical display in an office lobby without giving it a passing glance. A full wall display, on the other hand, will certainly draw eyes. Projection mapping, mosaic displays and architecturally integrated LED all provide out-of-the-ordinary visual experiences.New technology also allows modern displays to be interactive. A beautiful example is the walls at Terrell Place in Washington, D.C. The dynamic displays respond to infrared camera data to move and shift as people walk by.These beautiful technology-enhanced displays make employees proud of where they work. For recruitment, they’re a great way to stand out from the crowd of other companies vying for top talent.Related: How Workplace Design Can Drive Happiness and Productivity2. Personalize the employee experience with IoT.Through the Internet of Things, consumers can now control a wide variety of interconnected electronics with their voice alone. IoT technology has brought new expectations: People now expect interactive and personalized environments, especially in the workplace. Simple, common operations such as turning off the lights or turning up the thermostat can be done using IoT.This, in itself, isn’t a big deal. But the real benefit of these IoT functions is in remote work. Employees can turn their office lights off and on even when they’re at the Starbucks down the street.But what about visitors to an IoT-enhanced office? What will they see?One effect, used by Bluewater Technologies, is personalized welcome signage. Visitors’ information is registered in the content management system, which is connected to the displays in the lobby. As they enter the building, they’re greeted with their names in brand styling on the screen, which almost always results in a smile and a selfie. It’s a simple, on-brand experience that makes it easy to start client meetings or interviews a little differently.3. Engage a team with wireless presentations and other digital tools.How does office technology affect efficiency? How does it make work easier?One place where it really makes waves is the conference room. Everyone has been in a meeting where the tech doesn’t work. A cable is unplugged or missing; the computer’s display settings are all off. With wireless presentation tools, these problems are solved.Related: Smaller Retailers Tap Into the Power of Digital DisplaysWireless presentation systems allow users to connect displays with devices to stream content wirelessly. This makes it easier to get a meeting started, but it also makes it easier to get things done. Digital whiteboards, for example, allow parties on both sides to interact with drawings in real time. Multiple users can share screens on a single display. And video chat and wireless screen-sharing enables and enhances remote collaboration with clients and between employees.And having workplace tools such as these has been proven to make a difference. According to a Deloitte study, one organization discovered that its manager saved almost 45 minutes (monthly!) because he implemented improved workplace tools. The company, boasting more than 30,000 managers, estimated a yearly increase in productivity that equated $12 million.Meetings occupy a contentious position in the modern office. Make them a little easier, and employees will love it.The workplace is changing. The office, which used to be just a hub for gathering information and accomplishing tasks, is now a thriving destination for new experiences. It’s a tool not only for communication, but also for sales, recruiting and retention. Companies that leverage the latest technology to make their offices stand out are bound to pull ahead in the battle to vet (and retain) talent. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. January 11, 2019
August 27, 2019August 27, 2019
April 8, 2011 – Carestream Health’s new PACS module delivers embedded critical results notification and is available on all new orders and as an upgrade for Carestream PACS version 11.0 and higher. The new critical results module enables U.S. facilities with older RIS systems to meet JCAHO requirements for tracking the reporting and receipt of critical clinical findings.“Many healthcare providers that are replacing their PACS have older RIS systems that do not supply critical results capabilities,” said Hadas Padan, Carestream Health’s director of product management, healthcare information solutions. “Implementing a PACS with this functionality eliminates the expense of third-party software and the need for integration.” Padan noted that Carestream Health and other suppliers have embedded critical results reporting into their latest RIS platforms, but packaging this feature with PACS delivers a new option for healthcare providers.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | April 08, 2011 PACS Critical Results Module Helps Facilities Comply With JCAHO News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Related Content Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more