Akhara seeks neutral place for mediation procedure

first_imgNew Delhi: Nirmohi Akhara, one of the original litigants in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, has requested the Supreme Court to consider moving the mediation panel proceedings from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi or some other “neutral place” due to the sensitive nature of the issue.It has also said that an amicable resolution would be possible only through “direct dialogue” between the UP Sunni Wakf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara. Besides, it has further requested that two more retired judges of the apex court be appointed to the mediation panel which is exploring the possibility of an amicable settlement of the land dispute. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on March 8 referred the land dispute case for mediation by a panel headed by former apex court judge F M I Kalifulla for exploring possibility of an amicable settlement. The bench had said that spiritual guru and founder of Art of Living foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, a renowned mediator, will be the other two members of the panel of mediators and the proceedings will be held at Faizabad. In its application dated March 25, 2019, Nirmohi Akhara has said that the original parties claiming title — The Panch Ramanandi Nirmohi Akhara Ayodhya and The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board — can be encouraged to have a dialogue under the aegis of the panel of mediators without requiring them to give proposals in writing. Further, the application said: “Due to the sensitive nature of the issue, and other local pressures, this court may consider moving out the mediation proceedings from Faizabad to New Delhi or some other neutral place where adequate and genuine security could be provided to the concerned parties and their representatives to enable them to participate in the proceedings without any threat, persuasion or hindrance.” It said Nirmohi Akhara had participated in proceedings before the mediation panel on March 13 but “the proceedings left a lot to be desired”.last_img read more

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PapaBravo Innovations expands operations with new Saskatoon facility Saskatchewan

first_imgPapa Bravo has moved operations to a new 34,000 sq ft facility to manufacture their electric mining vehicles. Papa Bravo initially launched in October 2011 with the development of the PapaBravo Innovation’s (PBI) electric utility vehicles. These vehicles have been used for underground mining companies wishing to decrease diesel particulate matter (DPM) and ventilation costs in their underground environment.PBI’s release of two new product lines have resulted in rapid growth driving the expansion. The new 34,000 square foot facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will become home to PapaBravo’s state of the art electric vehicle manufacturing and research and development divisions.The two new product lines include a 4 wheel drive, ½ ton truck suitable for both shaft and ramp access mines and a larger, heavy hauling platform available up to 25 ton GVW that covers a wide range of specialty applications. The ½ ton electric vehicle can be equipped with an open air cab or can be converted to an enclosed cab with heating and cooling make this vehicle suitable for nearly any underground environment. The 2nd product expansion is geared to replace large, heavy diesel equipment underground in all mines globally. With the ability to mix and match, this product can be utilized from a 5ton to a 25 ton GVW and can be configured for almost any purpose underground.last_img read more

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Une forêt sousmarine vieille de 50 000 ans découverte près des côtes

first_imgUne forêt sous-marine vieille de 50 000 ans découverte près des côtes américainesUne forêt sous-marine a récemment été dévoilée aux yeux du grand public, au large des côtes de l’Etat d’Alabama aux Etats-Unis. Elle avait été découverte par des plongeurs depuis quelques années déjà mais ces derniers avaient préféré taire leur trouvaille afin d’éviter les pillages. Les fonds marins cachent encore bien des merveilles que l’on aurait du mal à soupçonner. C’est ce que suggère la récente révélation faite par des plongeurs américains : il y a quelques années, ceux-ci ont découvert une véritable forêt vierge à près de 20 mètres de profondeur au large des côtes de l’Alabama aux Etats-Unis. Une trouvaille que les hommes ont préféré cacher de peur que cette merveilleuse forêt ne soit dégradée ou pillée. Mais aujourd’hui, l’un des plongeurs Ben Raines, directeur de la fondation à but non lucratif, Weeks Bay qui étudie les estuaires, a décidé de dévoiler son existence au monde entier. D’après ses explications, il s’agit d’une forêt de cyprès chauves ensevelie à quelques kilomètres de Mobile, la troisième ville d’Alabama. Elle s’étend sur 0,8 kilomètre et il faudrait au moins une quarantaine de minutes de plongée pour l’atteindre.  Une végétation admirablement conservéeCe qui surprend les scientifiques, c’est le degré de conservation encore très bon de certaines souches. La forêt est aujourd’hui ensevelie sous les sédiments océaniques, mais selon Ben Raines, les cyprès une fois coupés sentiraient encore la sève fraîche. C’est l’ouragan Katrina (2005) qui aurait permis sa découverte en 2006 par un plongeur ayant remarqué une forte activité autour de la zone qui attire bon nombre d’espèces. Un de ses amis l’aurait alors raconté à Ben Raines sans pour autant lui communiquer l’endroit exact, de peur que l’information en s’ébruite trop. Ce n’est finalement qu’en 2012, que le plongeur a pu accéder à l’endroit décrit comme “un monde féerique” à LiveScience.Vieille de plus de 50 000 ansRaines a fait appel à plusieurs scientifiques dont Grant Harley, dendrochronologiste (spécialiste cernes des arbres) et la géographe Kristine Delong qui ont réalisé diverses analyses. Deux échantillons de cyprès ont ainsi permis de dater la forêt : celle-ci aurait plus de 52.000 ans. Les anneaux que les chercheurs étudient pourraient alors renseigner sur le climat qui régnait dans le golfe du Mexique, il y a des milliers d’années lors de la période glaciaire dans le Wisconsin.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Certaines souches atteignent aujourd’hui deux mètres de diamètre. Le lieu constitue ainsi un nouvel écosystème riche pouvant renseigner sur de nombreux aspects. Seulement, il faudra faire vite car les jours de la forêt seraient apparemment comptés. En effet, l’ensemble constitue un récif où de nombreux poissons, planctons, anémone ou encore crustacés creusent les racines des souches. A cause de cela, les experts estiment que d’ici deux ans, l’endroit aura été tellement creusé qu’il pourrait ne plus exister. Maintenant que l’existence de la forêt a été révélée, espérons donc que la découverte motive suffisamment la communauté scientifique avant qu’il ne soit trop tard.(Crédit Photo: Ben Raines)Le 12 juillet 2013 à 19:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Custom-made electric wheelchair stolen in Hazel Dell

first_imgSomeone reportedly stole a custom electric wheelchair from a Hazel Dell residence Sunday, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to track it down.Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman said the culprit took the chair and a laptop, and there was no sign of forced entry.He said investigators had no suspect information.The sheriff’s office said the Quickie-brand chair was valued at $26,000. The chair’s serial number is M710a-111134.The sheriff’s office asked anyone who spots the chair or has information on the burglary to contact Deputy Zach Nielsen at 360-397-2211 ext. 5491 or zach.nielsen@clark.wa.gov.last_img read more

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Carlton Cole backs Samir Nasri links

first_imgFormer West Ham striker Carlton Cole has welcomed the transfer of Samir Nasri saying he would “bring something different” to the club.Samir Nasri is reportedly training with the Hammers as talks for his six-month, £80,000-per-week contract is underway, and is understood to have undergone a medical in London last week.The midfielder played with under current West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini at City where they won the Premier League and Carabao Cup double in 2014.The former France international is free to play football again from January 1, when his ban for breaching World Anti-Doping Agency rules in 2016 expires.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“I think the manager has a good relationship with him,” Cole told Sky Sports.“We know his class, he’s a classy player.“He will bring something different to the squad and he has that experience too.“It will be a great addition to the squad but it depends what the manager wants and what the owners want.”last_img read more

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Man Arrested In Sterling For Possession Of Meth Heroin

first_imgThe man, identified as, Daryl Baker, age 50 of Anchorage, was found to be on felony probation for Burglary I and had two active warrants for his arrest. According to an online Trooper dispatch released on January 17, Troopers made contact with Baker on November 26, 2018, and investigators with the Southcentral Area Narcotics (SCAN) team were notified and responded to assist in the investigation. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers made contact with an Anchorage man in a parked vehicle in Sterling and reportedly discovered 17.106 grams of heroin and 20.432 grams of methamphetamine. During the search of Baker’s vehicle methamphetamine and heroin was located, according to Troopers. The Southcentral Area Narcotics (SCAN) team is comprised of Alaska State Trooper and Kenai Police Department investigators.  Investigations are conducted through a collaborative effort with support from both agencies. Megan Peters spokesperson with AST: “We released the arrest information after completing the follow-up investigation.” Baker was arrested and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on his warrants and later charged with MICS II and MICS IV.  Baker was held without bail at the time of the arrest.last_img read more

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Magazine Pioneer Dies

first_imgFelker founded New York magazine as a Sunday supplement to the Herald-Tribune. When the newspaper collapsed, he and designer Milton Glaser refounded it as a glossy weekly.New York combined edgy Manhattan-centered reporting with Felder’s secret weapon—information on restaurants, shopping, cultural events and neighborhoods.He built a distinguished stable of writers that included Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Breslin and Tom Wolfe.In 1977, Felker was forced out of the magazine in a power struggle with Rupert Murdoch. He also founded a West Coast magazine called New West.© 2007, YellowBrix, Inc.By utilizing the content on this page, you agree to the legal terms. UPDATE: Editor Adam Moss on Felker Clay Felker, the founder of New York magazine and an editor credited with inventing a new type of urban publication, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.Felker’s death was confirmed by his wife, the writer Gail Sheehy, The New York Times reported.He had been suffering from throat cancer.A native of Missouri, Felker graduated from Duke University and came to New York to work for Life magazine. He was also an editor at Esquire before joining the New York Herald-Tribune.last_img read more

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Efficiency—And Sustainability—At the Newsstand

first_imgSEE ALSO:MAIN PAGEPRODUCTION | The Paper ProblemOPERATIONS | The Importance of Stewardship in SustainabilityEDITORIAL | Does the World Really Need Another ‘Green Issue’?EVENTS | How Eco-Friendly Can a Live Event Be?MARKETING | A Paperless Future?DIGITAL | Using Digital Editions to Go GreenGREEN GLOSSARYGREEN CHECKLIST Data can also be used to look at store-by-store demographics to see how title mix can be adjusted according to the customers that shop there. “It’s finding that delicate balance between putting in the right number of copies so that you’re not wasting any, but you’re not running it so tight that you have an opportunity cost of lost sale due to sell-out,” says Lawton.Additionally, systemic issues also need to be examined, principally rate base, which has taken heat as an not only an archaic media metric, but one that hinders efficiency at the newsstand. Pressure to deliver the minimum number of copies guaranteed to advertisers encourages flooding the supply chain. “We have the ability to—on a spreadsheet, anyway—see how we can be more efficient at meeting customer demand. But we’re bumping up against systemic constraints that hinder further improvement,” says Lawton. “Those things can be rate base pressure, where a 28 percent sell through for one title makes sense to the publisher, but it doesn’t make sense for a wholesaler or retailer. There are misaligned economics for the different organizations in the supply chain.”Recycle Your Way to Premium Space on the NewsstandLast fall, a pair of major book retailers—Barnes and Noble and Hastings Books and Music—announced a promotion to give premium space in nearly 400 of their bookstores to magazines that use recycled paper. The promotion, dubbed “Green Paper for People and Planet,” included prominent fixtures and special signage within each store to highlight publications using recycled paper with at least 30 percent post-consumer content.Among the titles included were Shape, Fast Company, Mother Jones, ReadyMade, Nickelodeon, and Body + Soul, all of which were featured prominently in 153 Hastings Books and Music stores—at no charge to publishers. Barnes and Noble committed 10 slots for magazines—including Shape, Inc., Mother Jones, Mothering, Natural Home, Body + Soul, VegNews, Dwell and Yoga Journal—that use recycled paper at a heavily discounted rate ($1,200) in their top 240 stores beginning in January.Maire Walsh, director of client services at Next Steps Marketing, says the benefit for participating magazines is not only a discount on premium rack-space, but an added eco-awareness for their titles. “Consumers really want to know what magazines are using recycled paper,” says Walsh. “It shows that there are magazines in our industry that are embracing recycled paper.”“You often hear about recycled paper being poor quality, or that it costs too much and won’t work financially for a publishing company,” adds Shape editor-in-chief Valerie Latona. “If Shape can do it with a 1.7 million circulation size and still be successful and profitable, I’d have to say those excuses are not valid. There can be no more excuses.”Green Publishing Standards: Optimize draw by at least 30 percent to reduce inefficient distribution.What You Can Do to Be Green: Fully exploit your access to store-level data. Create new formulas to direct copies to your best performing stores, while trimming draw at your bottom-tier stores.Resources: MPA’s Sustainability and Magazines seminar series; International Periodical Distributors Association In the circulation and distribution realm, sustainable practices are one part of a dynamic and notoriously contentious industry-wide effort to improve the magazine supply chain. Wholesalers and retailers—Wal-Mart primarily—have already begun their own aggressive supply chain management initiatives. In early February, wholesalers, including Anderson News and Source Interlink, announced a plan to reduce the number of copies shipped to retailers by as many as 50 million copies—on top of more than 100 million copies in recent years.Wal-Mart leveraged its retail might in January with the announcement that it was cutting over 1,000 magazines from its authorization list. “One of the things that happened to make that shift almost inevitable was Wal-Mart embarking on a sustainability initiative where they identified specific value chains that needed improvement—and the magazine supply chain was one of those,” says Richard Lawton, senior vice president of CoMag.Yet what assists the entire chain in understanding which product and how much of it works best is data, and in recent years technology has enabled the principle players in the chain to get much better at using information to manage efficiency. Hachette Filipacchi has been particularly successful at draw optimization by using data analysis. In the past, the company has succeeded in cutting an estimated 10 percent of copies from the system while increasing sales by half a point. “It’s a matter of getting the right product into the right place at the right time,” says Will Michalopoulos, vice president, retail sales and marketing for Hachette.last_img read more

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WalkerMallott Unity Ticket Faces Legal Challenge

first_imgAn officer of the Alaska Republican Party is suing the Division of Elections for the decision to allow independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott to merge their campaigns. Download AudioThe complaint describes the decision by the Democratic Party pull their candidate and allow him to become Walker’s running mate on a non-party ticket was a matter of “procrastination, political strategy, and political expediency.” On that basis, the complaint argues that Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell should not have issued a September 2 emergency regulation to approve the ticket and change the composition of the November general election ballot.Plaintiff Steve Strait filed the lawsuit in Superior Court on Wednesday. His objective is to prevent Walker and Mallot from appearing on the ballot as a combined non-party ticket. While Strait serves as a district chair for the Republican Party, he says this is not an official party action.“I’m filing this as an individual,” says Strait. “As a longtime Alaskan, I am very concerned about what just happened here on September 2 with this decision, with this emergency regulation from the lieutenant governor’s office, and how it influences elections from here forward.”Strait says Democratic voters were disenfranchised when they voted for Mallott as their nominee in the primary. He believes the decision for Walker and Mallott to form what they’re calling a “unity ticket” was a matter of gamesmanship to improve the chances of beating incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and to attract support from the state’s labor unions.The rationale behind the lawsuit was explained at a hastily organized press conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel that was attended by Strait, attorney Ken Jacobus, and Republican Party Vice Chair Frank McQueary. McQueary dismissed any question about the political motivation of the complaint. While not a party to the lawsuit, McQueary identified himself as a supporter of its objective, and said he was disappointed that the endorsement of the AFL-CIO was a catalyst for the Democratic Party to withdraw Mallott’s name from the gubernatiorial race and allow him to run as Walker’s lieutenant governor.“The theatre here, of course, is the drama of the AFL-CIO forging this marriage of opposites and combining two losers and coming out with what they think is a winner,” said McQueary.But Walker thinks it’s Republican Party leadership that is playing games. Walker questions the timing of the lawsuit, which comes shortly after a Hays Group poll commissioned by the AFL-CIO found him eight points ahead of Parnell.“If we were 15 points down in the polls, I don’t think this suit would have been filed,” says Walker.Walker is still deciding whether join the lawsuit as an intervenor in support of Treadwell and Fenumiai. He adds that his campaign reviewed the legality of joining tickets before appealing to Lt. Gov. Treadwell, and that there was precedent from 2006 when independent gubernatorial candidate Andrew Halcro replaced a running mate who suffered health problems. Assistant Attorney General Libby Bakalar says the state will defend itself against the lawsuit. She says that the legal question does not center on the reasons for the candidate substitution – whether they be health-related or politically calculated – but the timing of the election itself. “The point they’re missing I think is that the emergency, regardless of the origins that creates it, is that we have an election in 50 days, and so the emergency has to do with the timing. That’s a neutral fact,” says Bakalar. “It’s not the Division of Elections responsibility to decide how [party] decisions are made, or to say that these decisions can’t be made. It their job to run an orderly election, and they can’t do that without acting quickly when these kinds of things come up.”The Division of Elections has already begun printing ballots for November, and the cost of producing them is estimated at $300,000. Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says the process is half complete.The case has been assigned to Judge John Suddock, and the parties are requesting that the process be expedited because of the pending election.last_img read more

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Bethels new aircraft mechanic school ready just needs students

first_imgBush plane that will be used during the course, owned by course instructor Ken Wallace. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)A new aircraft mechanic school is coming to Bethel. The program’s main goal is to cater to the region’s needs and create jobs that help make that possible.Download AudioEverything for the program— from the fleet of bush planes to the exams— are ready. All that’s needed is a full classroom.The aviation maintenance school’s approximately 700-square-foot hangar is filled with ready to-go toolboxes, old plane engines and an electrical switchboard.There are also pilot cabinet gauges, air pressure simulators and two bush planes.This hangar is a training area and is designed to prepare the 15 students entering the Regional Aviation Maintenance School for real-world success.Aviation mechanics help ensure planes are functioning properly and up to code. They’re the people that check the plane before take off.Aircraft Maintenance School Manager Jeff Hoffman. (Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)Jeff Hoffman is the school’s manager and he’s been spearheading this project for more than half a decade.“Our brochures just said, ‘coming soon, coming soon,” Hoffman said, “and we’ve been yelling that cry for just about three and a half years now.”Now that the program is ready to begin next February, Hoffman says the goal is to fill seats.“The need for aviation mechanics and pilots—that are from the region and want to live here is far and few,” Hoffman said.Since the Yukon Kuskowim Delta is off the road system, planes are highly relied upon not just for travel but for medical emergencies.Half of the fleet of bush planes that will be used during instruction. There are eight total. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)The application itself is two pages. Students who qualify for financial aid and other scholarships can use the funds to pay for the school fee, which is $40,000.The fee pays for the course, textbooks, transportation and dormitories. The dorms themselves were built using sustainable resources and technology and will test how well these types of materials work in the region’s climate.After prospective students submit their application, they’ll undergo a brief interview. If successful in the program, students will enter a field where the average salary is about $60,000 in Alaska.The program lasts 18 months. Classes are expected to run about six hours each day, and although there aren’t extended holidays, the program accommodates subsistence lifestyles.“We have dedicated time off in the spring time when the fish and the geese come back, as well as fall time—moose hunting,” Hoffman said. “I know if we did not do this, we’d lose the majority of our students.”Course Instructor Ken Wallace (Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK)Hoffman says he hopes the program will benefit young adults looking for a career. Above the hangar is a small classroom with the dozens of textbooks, reference binders, and a small set of computers.Ken Wallace is the course instructor and says he’s just putting the finishing touches on the curriculum.He says if students work hard, there shouldn’t be a problem.“I just don’t see that any student that wants to learn and is applying themselves, can’t do it,” Wallace said. “We’re not out to fail students, our goal is for them to pass the program.”The equipment the students will work on has either been designed specifically for the course or has been decommissioned—like some of the engines or even Wallace’s own plane.“So the students will be learning on the same equipment they’ll be working on once they graduate here,” Wallace said.The school began accepting applications late last week. As of Monday, five potential students have applied.last_img read more

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No mercy for sand coal mafia CM

first_imgKalna (East Burdwan): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed police officers to take stern action against sand and coal mafias, smugglers and those running illicit liquor dens. She was addressing a gathering here on Friday afternoon.”One percent officers are not doing their duties properly. I ask them to change their habit and instruct them to take stern action against the coal and sand mafias and those running illicit liquor dens. No mercy for these criminals,” she said. Referring to the spurious liquor tragedy, she said that she had decided to give compensation to the families of the ill-fated persons as they have been badly hit by the death of their near and dear ones. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeCalling East Burdwan the “green district”, she expressed her happiness and congratulated the district administration for being the highest contributor of person days in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the country. “The farmers here toil hard and feed the entire Bengal. We are proud of you. I want more rice mills and kishan mandis to come up in the district”, she said. She said the income of the farmers has gone up two times since the Trinamool Congress government took over seven years ago. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Chief Minister maintained that a road connecting Mechogram in East Midnapore with North Bengal will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 3,200 crore. The construction of the freight corridor will begin once the acquisition of land is completed. Both the roads will benefit East Burdwan district immensely. The work at Deocha-Pachami, the second largest coal block in Birbhum will start and this will provide jobs to 1 lakh people both directly and indirectly. The scheme taken up by the state government to control flood in lower Damodar basin will stop flood in parts of Burdwan, Hooghly and Howrah, she said. Coming down heavily on CPI(M), Banerjee said because of their financial mismanagement, her government is paying Rs 48,000 crore as loan burden. “During their 34 years of rule, factories had been closed, educational institutions became centres of politics and the condition of the hospitals was deplorable. After ruining the industrial scenario in Bengal, they are talking about industries now. They have spoilt the greenery in Singur. We have returned the land taken forcibly by the CPI(M) government. They have no work and are only there to create trouble. Banerjee’s remarks came a day after Suryakanta Mishra, CPI(M) state secretary, said in Kolkata on Thursday that they want industry in Bengal. It may be mentioned that East Burdwan was a den of CPI(M), before Mamata Banerjee came to power in 2011. The Burdwan lobby, combining East and West Burdwan districts, was very strong. Despite the loan burden, the state government has launched schemes for people coming from all strata of society. Over Rs 6,000 crore has been spent for Kanyashree and another Rs 2,000 crore to implement Sabuj Sathi. “We have covered all cross sections of people and we want them to live happily and peacefully,” she said.last_img read more

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Microsoft gives away lots of free eBooks

first_imgMicrosoft gives away lots of free eBooks by Martin Brinkmann on July 13, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 9 commentsMicrosoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others.What’s particularly interesting about the giveaway is that it features recent publications as well as older ones.The Windows category for instance lists 14 ebooks covering Windows 10, among them “Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals”, “Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager” and “Upgrading to Windows 10: A simple hands-on guide for everyone”.Not all publications offered for free are full-blown ebooks with hundreds of pages though. Many are, but there is also a good selection of shorter publications, for instance the one-page PDF file that compares security features of Windows 7 with those of Windows 10.Most ebooks are designed for IT professionals, administrators and business/Enterprise use. While that is the case, some are without doubt useful for home users as well.Microsoft Ebook GiveawayMany ebooks are offered in several formats, with PDF, EPUB and DOCX the most common formats. You will find the occasional MOBI format thrown in but that is about it.All ebooks are completely free which means that they don’t have an expiration date associated with them.One issue that you may run into however is that there is no “download all” button available that works. While there is a download all button displayed, it lists to a FAQ page that reveals why there is no such download option.Free ebook selectionThe following list provides you with a sample listing. All ebooks listed below are offered as downloads on the MSDN website.Introducing Windows 10 for IT ProfessionalsWindows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 ToolsIntroducing Microsoft Power BIMicrosoft Azure Essentials Fundamentals of AzureMicrosoft Azure Essentials Azure Machine LearningMicrosoft Azure Essentials Azure AutomationIntroducing Windows Azure™ for IT ProfessionalsMicrosoft® Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, AnytimeIntroducing Windows Server 2016 Technical PreviewSharePoint Server 2016 Reviewer’s GuideSharePoint Server 2016 Quick Start Guide for Single Server FarmsIntroducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Mission-Critical Applications, Deeper Insights, Hyperscale Cloud, Preview 2Windows Powershell 4.0 Examples Quick GuideWINDOWS POWERSHELL 4.0 LANGUAGE QUICK REFERENCEProgramming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second EditionThe selection includes quite a few quick reference sheets for various Microsoft products. It is unclear for how long these ebooks will be offered for download, so grab them as quickly as you can before they are pulled again.Now You: Found an interesting ebook listed on the page? Let me know in the comments.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft gives away lots of free eBooksDescriptionMicrosoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Biennial Mammograms Starting at 50 May Decrease Radiationinduced Breast Cancer Risk

first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more January 14, 2016 — Starting breast cancer screening at age 50 and undergoing digital mammography every other year may reduce a woman’s risk for radiation-induced breast cancer. Due to the frequency and dosing of radiation, women with larger breasts and breast augmentation may face greater risk for breast cancer and breast cancer death. The modeling study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine and was used to inform updated clinical practice recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.Repeated digital mammography examinations expose women to ionizing radiation that can increase breast cancer risk. Researchers used a computer model to estimate distributions of radiation-induced breast cancer incidence and mortality from digital mammography, taking into consideration screening frequency and dose variation among women. They found that annual mammography screening of 100,000 women aged 40 to 74 years might induce 125 breast cancer cases and 16 deaths but avert 968 breast cancer deaths because of early detection. Women with large breasts requiring extra views and higher-than-average radiation doses per view were found to be at increased risk, as were those with breast implants. Beginning screening at a younger age and undergoing annual screening were also associated with an increased risk.Radiation-induced breast cancer incidence is small relative to the number of breast cancer deaths averted, but is not trivial, according to the authors. They say that women with large breasts who begin annual screening before age 50 have twice the risk for radiation-induced breast cancer than women with small or average-sized breasts because large breasts require extra views for a complete examination. Radiology practices should strive to ensure that large breasts are imaged with large detectors with the fewest numbers of views possible.For more information: www.annals.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Mammography | January 14, 2016 Biennial Mammograms Starting at 50 May Decrease Radiation-induced Breast Cancer Risk Women with large breasts or breast augmentation may have greatest risk for radiation-induced breast cancer and breast cancer death News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… 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 Related Contentlast_img read more

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The Hobbit will remain in Middle Earth

first_imgThe filming of the Hobbit will go ahead in New Zealand, the country which has become synonymous with Middle Earth, the mythical setting for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Earlier this month a a dispute between the film studio and the NZ actors’ union over wages put the production, and New Zealand’s film industry, in jeopardy after executives threatened to move the film to the UK.However, NZ Prime Minister John Key announced today that the two-part prequel will remain in New Zealand after the government introduced new legislation. The legislation provides a solution to the initial industry dispute as it clarifies the difference between independent contractors and employees working exclusively in the film industry. “The industrial issues that have arisen in the past several weeks have highlighted a significant set of concerns for the way in which the international film industry operates,” he was quoted as saying by News.com.au.“We will be moving to ensure that New Zealand law in this area is settled to give film producers like Warner the confidence they need to produce their movies in this country.”  “We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome of these negotiations. The Hobbit provides us with another great opportunity to promote New Zealand to the world in a unique way and to raise awareness of New Zealand as a visitor destination,” said Tourism New Zealand General Manager Public Affairs Suzanne Carter. “The Lord of the Rings films presented New Zealand to the world in a truly spectacular way. “From a tourism perspective the flow on effects of these films reach communities across the country with visitors coming to enjoy our unique scenery and lifestyle and using our tourism services as they travel. “People are still travelling to New Zealand today because of the exposure gained through the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit will provide another much-needed boost to our multi-billion dollar tourism industry.”The Hobbit is a prequel to Peter Jackson’s highly successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

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Closing Will Cost You in New York

first_img July 18, 2011 421 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Housing Affordability Investment Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Disclosures Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2011-07-18 Abby Gregory Closing Will Cost You in New York in Data, Origination, Servicing, Technologycenter_img The numbers are in, and New York tops the list of states boasting the highest mortgage closing costs nationwide. The results of the “”Bankrate, Inc.””:http://www.bankrate.com/ survey demonstrate New York’s dubious dominance in closing fees for the second straight year. [IMAGE]Other high-cost areas rounding out the top five? Texas, Utah, San Francisco, and Idaho. New York leads the U.S. with average closing costs of $6,183, and Texas follows with a much lower average fee of $4,944. Utah’s closing totals average $4,906, and San Francisco and Idaho ring in with average fees of $4,832 and $4,643, respectively. Nationally, the total cost of origination and title fees has risen since last year by 8.8 percent, to an average cost of $4,070 on a $200,000 mortgage. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Bankrate””:http://www.bankrate.com/?ec_id=m1027719 credits the increase in overall costs to origination fees levied by lenders, and the data generated during the recent survey showed a 10.3 percent jump in mortgage origination fees. Lender fees include such services as underwriting and processing costs, and the average charge for a borrower stands at $1,614 nationwide, according to “”Bankrate’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/?ec_id=m1027719 statistics.States coming in on the low end of the closing cost spectrum include Arkansas, North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, and Alabama. Arkansas claims the most diminutive total average fees for borrowers at $3,378.””Bankrate’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/?ec_id=m1027719 senior financial analyst, Greg McBride, CFA, said of the findings, “”Interest rates get a lot of attention, and rightfully so, but it’s also important for consumers to compare lender fees when shopping for a loan.”” To obtain its data, the company polled 10 lenders in every state during June and based each average on estimates for a $200,000 mortgage on a single-family home with a 20 percent downpayment.””Bankrate’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/?ec_id=m1027719 survey reflects the average costs of lender fees and third-party fees, like appraisals and title insurance, but the poll excluded other costly items for borrowers such as taxes, property insurance, association fees, and interest.””Bankrate, Inc.””:http://www.bankrate.com/ is comprised of a network of companies such as Bankrate.com, Interest.com, Mortage-calc.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsureMe, CreditCardGuide.com, Bankaholic, Credit Cards.com, and NetQuote. Each business within the Bankrate, Inc. profile targets consumers and consumer information to assist borrowers in making important personal finance decisions. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 23 Comments   Share   Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass by New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Redskins coach Jay Gruden told the Washington Post, “We just thought it was best for both parties.”Swearinger announced his return through an Instagram post. Former Arizona Cardinals safety D.J. Swearinger is headed back to town.The team announced Tuesday it claimed Swearinger off waivers from Washington, a day after he was cut by the Redskins.The Cardinals placed rookie offensive lineman Korey Cunningham (foot) on injured reserve and released safety Fish Smithson from the practice squad in corresponding moves.The 27-year-old Swearinger was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate this season but was waived after criticizing Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Manusky following their loss Saturday to the Tennessee Titans. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Swearinger has four interceptions, three forced fumbles and a sack in 15 games this season.Related LinksCardinals’ Steve Wilks expands on staying the course amid turmoilsCardinals’ loss to Rams brings new mark for home futilitySteve Wilks receives support from former DB Peanut TillmanAbsurdity of Arizona Cardinals’ season has reached new lowIn 20 games with the Cardinals in 2015 and 2016, Swearinger posted three interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble.last_img read more

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Tilt Oldschool pinball is no longer oldschool

first_imgTilt! Old-school pinball is no longer old-school by Carrie Antlfinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 26, 2017 6:52 am PDT Last Updated Dec 26, 2017 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity.Interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association. There were 500 players in 50 competitions worldwide in 2006, according to the IFPA. In 2017, there were nearly 4,500 competitions and more than 55,000 players.“Pinball is not going away,” says pinball player Zach Sharpe, also the spokesman for the world’s leading pinball manufacturer Stern Pinball, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, a Chicago suburb. “It can’t be replicated and I think that’s why it never truly goes away.”The first game ever patented was in 1871, but access to games stalled from the 1940s through the 1970s with some cities banning pinball because it was deemed to be gambling, according to Roger Sharpe, Zach’s father, who wrote the book “Pinball!”The elder Sharpe is known in the pinball world for convincing the New York City Council that the game is more skill than luck, leading to the city lifting its ban in 1976 and precipitating the removal of similar restrictions elsewhere.Since then, popularity has ebbed and flowed. But Zach Sharpe says his company’s revenue has shot up in recent years. This year revenue grew 30 per cent over 2016 and 2016 was up 40 per cent over 2015.He attributes some of this growth to smartphone applications that show enthusiasts where to find pinball machines, video pinball and arcade bars.The game attracts a variety of ages, including 14-year-old Escher Lefkoff, who at 13 won the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association’s World Championships last spring.“It was my day,” he said recently at the Chicago Pinball Expo. “I played great that day and I won. It was the most magical moment of my life.”His dad Adam Lefkoff is also a ranked player and inspired his son to play when he was just two years old. Nearly 12 per cent of ranked players are women.The Lefkoffs travel to pinball tournaments from their home in Longmont, Colorado, and Adam Lefkoff says the game teaches his son life lessons.“The ball is going to drain. That is inevitable,” said Adam Lefkoff. “It’s important what you do while the ball is in play.”___Associated Press video journalist Teresa Crawford contributed to this report from Chicago.last_img read more

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State doctors being cheated out of their overtime

first_imgBy Elias HazouHEALTH minister Petros Petrides has ordered an inquiry into allegations by state doctors at Nicosia General Hospital that they are being cheated out of overtime pay for on-call work.Petrides told the Mail that the ministry has got in touch with the hospital’s accounts department to investigate the allegations.The doctors claim the accounts department at Nicosia General has been logging fewer hours of on-call work than they actually carried out, thereby reducing what they’re entitled to for overtime work.Under the current system, if a doctor responds to calls that are half an hour apart, then these are logged as separate calls and the doctor receives overtime pay accordingly. Where two calls occur within less than half an hour between them, these are registered as a single call.What the doctors are claiming is that the hospital’s accounts department has been ‘cheating’ them by logging separate calls as occurring every one hour, not every 30 minutes – resulting in fewer calls registered per doctor and therefore less overtime pay.It remains to be seen how credible the allegations are. Phileleftheros, which reported the story yesterday, said the doctors spotted the discrepancy only last week, even though – again according to the doctors – the funny business has allegedly been going on for the last five years.The state doctors’ union PASYKI could not be reached for comment yesterday.But other industry sources, wishing not to be named, brushed off the doctors’ claims as absurd.“Let’s entertain their allegations for a second. If they are being cheated, as they claim, then it must also follow that they were putting in an inordinate amount of on-call duty,” they said.The sources explained: “Say you’re a doctor… it takes you maybe half an hour alone to drive to the hospital after you get a call. OK, so how many incidents did you respond to? Did you spend the whole day at the hospital? If so, that’s fishy.”Depending on their specialty, there’s a ceiling on the number of hours that state doctors can clock for overtime work. Pathologists for example can claim a maximum of five hours per day.PASYKI and the health minister have been engaged in a very public spat over overtime pay as the ministry wants to drastically reduce it. The ministry is proposing a standard payment for overtime, better patient management so as state surgeons can operate on more patients and limiting the categories of specialties that are paid overtime to two.There are 15 different overtime pay scales, depending on doctors’ specialties.Year after year, the Auditor-general has zeroed in on the abuse of overtime pay in the civil service, including the health sector.In her 2012 annual report, the official noted some cases where state doctors clocked in up to 14 hours of overtime work per day, over and above their normal timetable. On certain occasions, the annual overtime pay for individual physicians exceeded €70,000.The Auditor-general has also been advising an update of the regulations governing overtime; the current regulations date back to 2001.PASYKI is complaining about the funds allocated in the 2014 budget to cover overtime pay for state doctors. The ministry’s budget for overtime this year is €6.5m, down from €7.8m in 2013. The doctors’ union is asking for €8m.The minister has said that an overhaul of the overtime system is provided for in the bailout agreement between Cyprus and its international creditors.The MoU with the troika calls on authorities here to “further reduce overtime and related costs to the wage bill” and to “revise the regular working hours and stand-by shifts of healthcare staff, including rules to increase the mobility of staff; revise current regulations on overtime pay and fully implement existing laws on recording/monitoring overtime payments by Q1-2014.”You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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