Category: eokpgjcq

Justice still stacked against Mikmaq

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor many, Donald Marshall Jr. was the very face of injustice.The young Mi’kmaq was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent over 11 years in prison before being acquitted in 1983. The case sparked a Royal Commission.The commission made 89 recommendations on how to improve Aboriginal relations with the justice system.But over two decades later, many are wondering how much the justice system has changed.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Intelligence agencies on alert ahead of Modis visit

Modi has confirmed he will visit Sri Lanka to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar. Intelligence agencies have been alerted of moves by the joint opposition to stage mass protests in Colombo to disrupt Modi’s itinerary. President Maithripala Sirisena had proposed last week that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka be given an additional responsibility to handle any protests which may disrupt daily activities in the country.Sources said that the responsibility is likely to be given ahead of Modi’s Sri Lanka visit in order to ensure there is no disruption to his program.Just last week trade unions attached to the petroleum sector launched a strike against moves by the government to reach a deal with India on the Trincomalee oil farm. Prime Minister Modi will make his second visit to Sri Lanka in the second week of May. During his visit, he will take part in the UN ‘Vesak Day’ celebrations to be held here from May 12 to 14.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was in India last week to discuss with Modi the Sri Lanka visit and other matters. Intelligence agencies have been placed on alert ahead of the visit to Sri Lanka next month by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today.Sources said that Indian security agencies and Sri Lanka were closely coordinating security arrangements for Modi’s visit. The strike was later called off following discussions between the trade unions and the Government. read more


October 8, 2019 0

GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts.GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, possibly causing a safety hazard. The company did not say how many of each type of vehicle were being recalled. In total it is recalling 19,836 vehicles.This is GM’s third recall in China in 14 months. In December, the company and its main Chinese partner recalled 1.5 million vehicles to replace a fuel pump bracket.In May 2013, they recalled imported SRX sport utility vehicles to adjust nuts on wheels. GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 11:07 pm MDT read more


October 4, 2019 0

Buoyant bus and coach market bounces back in September

The total bus and coach market grew 58.5% to 913 units in September and rose 55% over the year-to-date.The purpose-built bus and coach sector fell 9.5% in the month, but increased 23.6% during Q1-Q3 2012.Converted bus registrations were up 155% in September and 98.4% during January-September.“Bouncing back from a dip in August, the overall bus and coach market grew 58.5% in September, with mixed demand across the various weight categories,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the strength of the overall market is encouraging, concerns remain about durability of demand in the coming months.”Click through to download the full September 2012 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which include a more detailed analysis of the figures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


October 2, 2019 0

Ohio State womens basketball loses second straight game falls at Purdue 7458

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) shoots over a defender during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-12, 4-6) dropped their second straight game by double digits Thursday, falling to No. 25 Purdue, 74-58.Consistency on the offensive end continued to plague the Buckeyes, as they shot just 34.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.The Buckeyes also lacked balance on the offensive end as only two players scored in double digits for OSU. Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston scored a game-high 26 points on 9-19 shooting, while junior guard Raven Ferguson scored 13 points on 3-15 shooting.OSU had five different players score in double figures in the first matchup between the two teams on Jan. 2, an 89-78 Buckeye victory.Purdue was without their leading scorer in redshirt-senior guard KK Houser, who tore her ACL Feb. 2 in a game against Michigan State. The Boilermakers did not seem to be phased as they had five players score in double figures.Purdue senior guard Courtney Moses led the way for the Boilermakers, scoring 18 points on 6-12 shooting while also hitting two of her three attempts from behind the arc.The Buckeyes, who normally get solid play from their bench, only received points from Ferguson as senior center Ashley Adams was held to just one shot attempt in 25 minutes of play.OSU was outrebounded 43-37 and did not tally a single fast break point on the night.The Buckeyes trailed by nine at the break, but could only manage to get within seven of the Boilermakers in the second half, trailing by as much as 19 before Ferguson hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to close out the game.OSU are set return home on Sunday at 2 p.m. to take on the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions who gave the Buckeyes their worst loss on the season, a 66-42 drubbing in University Park, Pa. on Jan. 16. read more


September 28, 2019 0

The Evening Fix now with added ballerinas on the Grand Canal

first_imgA protester in the background clashes with riot police as a trade union member tries to calm other demonstrators during a 24-hour general strike in  Athens today. (Photo: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.THINGS WE LEARNED#MISSING: The family of missing Irish woman Catherine Gowing have appealed to the local community in North Wales to help locate her. Police today released new footage of the last known signing of Catherine at an Asda supermarket on Friday evening.#SEXUAL ASSAULT: Judges need guidelines for sexual assault sentencing, the chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said today. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop highlighted two recent cases where men received suspended or partly suspended sentences and were instead ordered to pay compensation to the victim.#CENSUS 2011: Just over 84 per cent of the population now classes itself as Catholic, according to CSO figures from last year’s census – the lowest percentage since records began. The census also found that the number of people who claimed no religion has increased fourfold over the past twenty years.#NORTHERN IRELAND: Police in Northern Ireland are investigating after the body of a newborn baby girl was found in a car in east Belfast. A post mortem has been carried out and PSNI officers are making enquiries with the family of the infant.#SHOOTING: Two men have been arrested by Gardaí investigating the shooting dead of Real IRA member Alan Ryan in September. the men are being detained at Coolock Garda Station and can be held for seven days.#MONEY MONEY MONEY: More than 1,700 bankers at state-supported banks are earning more than €100,000, according to new figures.#ABORTION: Between 200 and 300 people turned out to protest the opening of a Marie Stopes clinic which will provide medical abortions in Belfast today.THINGS WE LOVEDModern life can be tough. Here’s 99 life hacks to make your life easier.Thinking about having a kid? Take this simple test to find out if you’re prepared. Warning: may put you off having children for life.These photos, clearly taken during the brief 30 seconds of sunshine in Dublin today, show dancers from the Moscow Ballet on the banks of the Grand Canal practising their moves ahead of their production of Swan Lake, which opens tonight in Drogheda. Our favourite thing about them, aside from the impressive moves, is the look on the faces of the little kid dancers in the second pic: (Photos: Julien Behal/PA Wire)THINGS WE SHAREDEminem has turned 40, Kelly Clarkson is releasing a greatest hits album, and your jeans have gotten skinnier – it’s 19 things that prove the 00s are over. This base jumper somehow managed to survive when his equipment malfunctioned. Wait for the OH MY GOD moment.This German guy decided to literally break the ice on a frozen pool. That was his plan, at least. Cue schadenfreude:(Video: MrRobcalifornia/YouTube)last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

PHOTO Gardaí release image of mystery GPO girl

first_imgGARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have released an image of a teenage girl who was found in a distressed state at the GPO last month.The girl, who is believed to be about 14 or 15 years of age, is described as 5′ 6″ tall and of a slim build with blonde hair.On the day she was discovered, she was wearing a purple hooded top, grey woollen jumper, flat black shoes, tight dark-coloured jeans, and a grey woolen jumper, which are all believed to have been purchased at a major retailer in Ireland.The teenager, who may be the victim of child sex trafficking, is still not communicating well, speaks very little English and is currently in the care of the HSE.The young girl has been drawing pictures while she is in care, but the gardaí said “they have not lead us to the point where we can identify her”.Gardaí said they have followed 115 lines of inquiry which threw up 15 possible names. All have since been fully ruled out.At a press briefing, gardaí confirmed that they have asked for assistance from the Missing Persons bureau, Interpol, a forensic science laboratory, the immigration bureau, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, Garda Office for Youth Affairs, as well as external agencies.The investigation, dubbed Operation Shepard, has involved more than 2,000 man hours.Recent dental work, including having a brace fitted, has led investigators to paediatric orthodontists nationwide to see if there were any identifying traits from the work.The probe has also seen gardaí carry out door-to-door enquiries, set up street vehicle and pedestrian checkpoints in the vicinity of the GPO and the examination of CCTV from the city centre.Specialised child interviewers from across the country have been drafted in and canvassed with images.All B&Bs and guesthouses in the city centre for people who booked and did not turn up or stayed and did not return were also checked, as were all left luggage storage services.An official appeal has now been made to anyone who may recognise the girl from the photo. Gardaí ask:Do you recognise this girl? Did you have any interactions with her? Did you pass her in a distressed state in the city centre in and around the 10 October? “Any information is vital to the investigation, and the welfare of the child. Any information passed to us, will of course be treated in the strictest of confidence,” they continue.A dedicated incident room, with a 24-hour phone line, has been set up in Store Street. It can be contacted at 01 666 8100 or storestreetappeal@garda.ie.The girl’s Guardian Ad Litem, Orla Ryan, said she is “extremely concerned” about the welfare of the young girl and that it is in her best interests to be identified.“What we know about her, at present, is limited,” she added. “I fully support An Garda Síochána in their continuing investigation.”Reporting by Christina FinnRead: Email with personal details of girl found at GPO accidentally sent to member of public >Read: Girl found outside GPO may be a victim of sex trafficking >last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

Baby born with HIV may have been cured scientists say

first_imgA BABY BORN with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced yesterday.A child from Mississippi, who is now two-and-a-half, has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. There’s no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus’ genetic material still lingering.If so, it would mark only the world’s second reported cure.Specialists say yesterday announcement, at a major AIDS meeting in Atlanta, offers promising clues for efforts to eliminate HIV infection in children, especially in AIDS-plagued African countries where too many babies are born with the virus.“You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we’ve seen,” Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, who is familiar with the findings, told The Associated Press.A doctor gave this baby faster and stronger treatment than is usual, starting a three-drug infusion within 30 hours of birth.That was before tests confirmed the infant was infected and not just at risk from a mother whose HIV wasn’t diagnosed until she was in labor.“I just felt like this baby was at higher-than-normal risk, and deserved our best shot,” Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, said in an interview.‘Functionally cured’That fast action apparently knocked out HIV in the baby’s blood before it could form hideouts in the body. Those so-called reservoirs of dormant cells usually rapidly reinfect anyone who stops medication, said Dr Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.She led the investigation that deemed the child “functionally cured,” meaning in long-term remission even if all traces of the virus haven’t been completely eradicated.Next, Persaud’s team is planning a study to try to prove that, with more aggressive treatment of other high-risk babies. “Maybe we’ll be able to block this reservoir seeding,” Persaud said.No one should stop anti-AIDS drugs as a result of this case, Fauci cautioned. But “it opens up a lot of doors” to research if other children can be helped, he said. “It makes perfect sense what happened.”Better than treatment is to prevent babies from being born with HIV in the first place.About 300,000 children were born with HIV in 2011, mostly in poor countries where only about 60 per cent of infected pregnant women get treatment that can keep them from passing the virus to their babies.In the U.S., such births are very rare because HIV testing and treatment long have been part of prenatal care.last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

Inondations des pluies diluviennes sabattent sur le Burkina Faso

first_imgInondations : des pluies diluviennes s’abattent sur le Burkina FasoBurkina Faso – Des pluies diluviennes se sont abattues ces derniers jours sur l’est et le centre-nord du Burkina Faso. Un mort est à déplorer, tandis que des dizaines de milliers de personnes se trouvent sinistrées. Survenues la semaine dernière, entre mardi et jeudi, les pluies qui ont ravagé le centre-nord et l’est du Burkina Faso ont d’après un bilan provisoire, fait au moins un mort qui s’est noyé dimanche en tentant de sauver une autre personne. Onze autres personnes sont portées disparues, et les inondations auraient fait quelque 26.000 sinistrés. Les trombes d’eau qui se sont abattues sur le pays sahélien d’Afrique de l’Ouest, ont engendré la rupture de deux barrages et des inondations dans plusieurs villages de l’est du pays. Le village de Koala reste ainsi coupé du monde, l’unique route y menant demeurant impraticable. Il en est de même pour le village de Mani que les secours ne parviennent pas à atteindre.En septembre 2009, de telles pluies avaient provoqué des inondations qui avaient fait huit morts et près de 150.000 sinistrés à Ouagadougou, la capitale burkinabè, et dans ses environs.Le 26 juillet 2010 à 18:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

La question des droits dauteur au coeur de leG8

first_imgLa question des droits d’auteur au coeur de l’eG8Evoquée par Nicolas Sarkozy lors de l’ouverture de l’eG8, la question des droits d’auteur et de leur respect sur Internet a été débattue lors du forum qui réunit depuis hier à Paris les plus grosses pointures du secteur des nouvelles technologies. Un thème qui ne cesse d’opposer les institutions culturelles et les acteurs du web.La question de la propriété intellectuelle a vivement opposé les politiques et représentants de l’industrie culturelle aux défenseurs de la liberté d’expression mardi lors de la première journée de l’eG8, rapporte le site Génération Net. Un débat animé par les déclarations de John Perry Barlow, co-fondateur de l’Electronic Frontier Foundation. “Je ne pense pas venir de la même planète”, a-t-il répondu aux différentes propositions de normes émises lors du forum pour protéger les droits d’auteur. “Je ne considère pas ma création comme une propriété. (…) Il s’agit ici d’imposer des normes héritées d’un autre âge”, a-t-il déploré avant d’estimer : “Si on commence par contrôler la propriété intellectuelle sur Internet, on finit par contrôler toutes les formes d’expression qui nous déplaisent”.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Présent lors de la première journée de l’eG8, le ministre de la Culture Frédéric Mitterrand a tenu à répondre à ces craintes, infondées selon lui. “Je ne partage pas cette vision apocalyptique de la dictature que l’on aurait réussi à chasser par la porte et qui reviendrait par la fenêtre d’Internet pour contrôler nos pensées, notre manière de fonctionner. (…) Il s’agit d’apporter une réponse économique à un problème économique : la liberté de création des créateurs”, a souligné le ministre. Plus tôt, lors de son discours d’ouverture du forum organisé en marge du G8 de Deauville, Nicolas Sarkozy avait déclaré devant les acteurs de la révolution numérique : “Ces algorithmes qui font votre puissance, cette innovation permanente qui fait votre force, cette technologie qui change le monde sont votre propriété et personne ne vous la conteste. Chacun de vous, chacun de nous, peut donc comprendre que l’écrivain, le réalisateur ou l’interprète puisse avoir les mêmes droits”.Les conclusions du forum et des nombreux débats qui y ont été organisés seront remises demain aux représentants du G8 réunis à Deauville. Le 25 mai 2011 à 16:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Hadopi veut aider au développement de la VOD

first_imgHadopi veut aider au développement de la VODUne étude menée par Hadopi met en évidence certains points à améliorer dans le développement de la VOD, notamment son prix.Une étude menée par Hadopi assure que les films disponibles en vidéo à la demande sont trop chers. Disponibles aux tarifs de 4,25 euros en moyenne, la VOD n’est pas suffisamment attractive pour se démocratiser selon Hadopi. De même le délai de 4 mois après sortie en salles pour le visionnage d’un film apparaît comme trop long à la Haute Autorité.À lire aussiAujourd’hui, dans l’histoire, du cinéma en couleurLes films représentent cependant l’essentiel du marché de la vidéo à la demande (65 %). Ce chiffre a été multiplié par cinq en quatre ans. La Haute autorité pense que la progression des achats de film en ligne pourrait être supérieure en cas de révision du coût et du délai entre le visionnage en salles et l’achat en ligne. De même, l’offre VOD est “souvent peu attractive par rapport à l’offre physique (DVD, Blu-Ray)” selon les consommateurs. Hadopi espère donc “une évolution de la chronologie des médias (pour) renforcer l’attractivité de l’offre légale”. Les autres freins rencontrés seraient “la faible disponibilité des versions originales sous-titrées, la territorialité de certaines offres et l’accès de l’offre illicite” d’après des propos repris par Le Parisien. Cependant, le visionnage légal de films en VOD compte désormais “pour 10% des entrées cinéma contre 2% en 2007.” Le 20 octobre 2011 à 13:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


September 20, 2019 0

Tottenham ends interest in Wilfried Zaha

first_imgTottenham is no longer looking to secure Wilfried Zaha after finding out Crystal Palace kept the Premier League winger monetary value at an incredible £70million.Zaha has been one of the high-profile targets Tottenham have been considering to secure since they’re determined to back coach Mauricio Pochettino in the transfer window this summer.The 25-year-old had a superb season at Palace and assisted in keeping them in the Premier League. Despite now representing Ivory Coast at international level, he would still crucially count as a homegrown player in their Champions League squad next term due to coming through Palace’s academy.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.It seems Palace have no intention of selling Zaha as it’s obvious he is one of their backbone assets, they also put him in a similar bracket as Riyad Mahrez, who could soon be joining Manchester City from Leicester for £75m, but instead of cashing in, Roy Hodgson’s side are actually planning to offer Zaha another new contract, according to Standard Sport.He agreed on a five-year deal with Palace worth around £110,000 a week in May 2017. The plan then was to scare off other clubs from pursuing him and as we can see, that’s really the case too.Tottenham see Zaha as an upgrade on the inconsistent Erik Lamela, as well as an option to play up front.last_img read more


September 18, 2019 0

Private sector wants in on Crime Talks at Security Council level

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 8, 2017 – The Private sector says it wants a seat at the table in crime fighting and national security planning.   In a demand that centers on four basic requests, residents gathered in a small but healthy crowd at the Gus Lightbourne Gym, Tuesday.President of the Provo Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Smith launched the short meeting with talk about what the petition which will be sent on to the Governor and Government requests.  It is calling for swift action to find criminals, swift action to get guns off the streets, a strategy for crime fighting that works for the Turks and Caicos and assertive plan to build public trust of Police and Law Enforcers for better relationships.The Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and the Young Corporate Alliance were represented; reiterating the general message of the petition that ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to crime and violence and the way is appears to be flourishing.   “This is a large group of the community, we account for the largest part of the economy of Turks and Caicos, so we have strength.  What we’re doing is we’re trying to build strength in numbers and that’s why this document is not just being signed by myself, it’s not being signed by the Hotel and Tourism Association leader or the leader of the Young Cooperate Alliance.  This is being signed by all of us.”The petition was due to put online and will be available for more signatures; the goal is to get 1000.#MagneticMediaNews #SignourPetition Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SignourPetitionlast_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

Camas Laina Harris pushes through weight loss setbacks

first_imgTwo-thirds of Clark County adults are overweight or obese. Laina Harris of Camas is one of those adults. At her heaviest, Harris weighed 420 pounds. Today, she’s lighter and armed with the resolve to lose more. This is part of an occasional series followingher journey.In 14 hours, Laina Harris saw her biggest goal slip through her fingers.For more than a year, Harris has been training for an 8-mile hike along the south side of Mount St. Helens. But two weeks before the Aug. 30 hike, Harris had to do something she never wanted to do: admit defeat.That confession came after a spirit-crushing hike on the Mount Defiance Trail.Harris and her hiking buddy set out on the trail for a 12-mile round-trip hike with 4,500 feet in elevation gain. They got a bit of a late start and slowed at points to chat with other hikers. By the time Harris reached her 4 p.m. turn-around deadline — a time limit she set for herself — they weren’t quite half-way.So Harris ignored the deadline, something she has never done. The result was a slow descent as the hikers carefully made their way down the mountain in the dark. Harris wasn’t off the mountain until 11 p.m. Her feet throbbed. Her body ached.The trip took 14 hours — the same amount of time she would have to complete the more-challenging Mount St. Helens hike.“I knew I lost Mount St. Helens then,” she said.Harris was devastated. After that day, she began to feel as if the world around her was crumbling.Not only was Mount St. Helens out of grasp — at least, for this year — but while recovering from her July 5 gallbladder surgery, Harris lost momentum in her exercise program and gained weight. She was working full time in an office that was understaffed. The pressure of her decision to go back to school full time was mounting. Relationships in her personal life were strained. And, out of nowhere, Harris received the bombshell news that she has a sister she never knew existed.last_img read more


September 16, 2019 0

Fort Lauderdale woman sentenced to 6 years in deadly hitandrun

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Fort Lauderdale woman has been sentenced in a 2017 hit-and-run that claimed the life of a tourist in downtown Fort Lauderdale.Regina Goodrich was emotional in court, Monday afternoon, as she was sentenced to six years in prison.Officials said Goodrich fatally struck 58-year-old Miguel Soler along Las Olas Boulevard and took off.The victim and his family were pulled over to take a photo when it happened.“We came in today to find justice for my family and my husband who still lives in my heart,” said a family member of the victim. “We are very pleased with what I saw inside.”Prosecutors said Goodrich was drunk at the time of the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


September 15, 2019 0

Brittney Johnson Is First Black Woman Cast As Wickeds Glinda

first_imgNews Email Brittney Johnson Is First Black Woman Cast As Wicked’s ‘Glinda’ Twitter The actress’ Jan. 10 debut in the GRAMMY-winning musical was monumental; no black actress had ever portrayed the good witch in an English-language productionJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 11, 2019 – 4:08 pm Brittney Johnson has made history as the first black woman to portray Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in the Broadway show Wicked.”My heart is bursting with gratitude. Thank you, thank you! God is so good!” Johnson said in a tweet. “I am so humbled to be the first Black Glinda and honored to fulfill the dreams and hopes of so many! I feel like my feet have yet to touch down.”The actress made her official debut on Jan. 10. Prior to that, no black actress has ever played “Glinda” in an English-language production of the GRAMMY-winning musical, according to several reports. Johnson joined the cast in June as an understudy. Wicked Makes History With First Black ‘Glinda’ brittney-johnson-first-black-woman-cast-wickeds-%E2%80%98glinda%E2%80%99 Facebook Read more “Representation is so important and I’m honored to be a representative here on Broadway and in the theatre community. My hope and prayer is that people all over the world can see my story and have faith that they can achieve their dreams too. Nothing is impossible!” she continued in another tweet.Wicked is a musical spinoff of Gregory Maguire’s book Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West, which is inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. Wicked debuted in San Francisco in 2003. It is the sixth longest-running musical ever. READ: Still “Wicked”: Celebrating 15 Years Of The GRAMMY-Winning MusicalIn the past, Kristin Chenoweth and GRAMMY winner Jennifer Laura Thompson have played “Glinda” onstage.Jessica Vosk, who plays “Elphaba,” aka The Wicked Witch of the West, had her own thoughts to share about the history-making accomplishment on Instagram:”Miss Brittney Johnson is gracing the Gershwin stage as the first Glinda of color on Broadway. This is both deserved and integral to this show and the entire theatre community. The fact that she inspires all of us here is one thing. The fact that she is inspiring women all over the world to follow their dreams is simply life changing all around. This is what a Glinda looks like.”Janelle Monae, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar & More GRAMMY-Nominated Artists Featured On The Official 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Albumlast_img read more


September 12, 2019 0

Nehrus petition seeking UN intervention in JK illegal Subramanian Swamy

first_img Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370 Speaking to IANS on Tuesday, Swamy said that he assumed that cabinet approval for UN intervention in Kashmir.IANSRajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded the withdrawal of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s petition that sought UN intervention in Kashmir. In a tweet, Swamy termed the petition as ‘illegal’ since it had been filed by Nehru without cabinet approval.Speaking to IANS on Tuesday, Swamy said that he assumed that cabinet approval for UN intervention in Kashmir was not taken because Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was still alive then and would have blocked it.Prime Minister Nehru had appealed to the UN Security Council through the petition filed in January 1948 following the outbreak of the first war between India and Pakistan. On the basis of this petition, the Security Council had established the UN Commission for India and Pakistan to mediate between the two countries.”Now Namo Govt must withdraw the Petition filed by Nehru in the UNSC seeking UN intervention in Kashmir. The Petition was filed without Cabinet approval hence illegal,” tweeted Swamy.Swamy said he had accessed a copy of Nehru’s petition during his tenure as a cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar in 1990-91.”I had had an opportunity to see the documents connected to Kashmir since I was dealing with the kidnapping of Saifuddin Soz’s daughter by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The petition filed through the Minister of External Affairs, that is Nehru, did not have cabinet approval and was hence ipso facto illegal,” said Swamy.Sardar Patel was the Union Home Minister in Nehru’s cabinet and died in December 1950.”Sardar Patel would have blocked the petition. He had made it clear that once the instrument of accession was signed, there was nothing further to adjudicate. The petition is a dead letter and successive governments have all the rights to withdraw it,” said Swamy.According to Swamy, the UN resolution had set fulfilment of two conditions upon Pakistan and India before holding a plebiscite in the province of Jammu and Kashmir. The plebiscite, a part of the Mountbatten plan, was to decide if people of princely states wanted to join India, Pakistan or remain independent.The UN resolution asked Pakistan to remove all its troops and irregulars from entire Kashmir while India was asked to retain only as many troops within the territory that would suffice for maintaining law and order.”Pakistan never completed the task mandated upon it by the UN. This is hence a secondary reason as to why a plebiscite could never be held in J&K,” said Swamy. Closelast_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

6 Ways to Retain Ecommerce Customers

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read For every business, the best customer is the one you already have. And in today’s noisy, ever-changing e-commerce landscape, developing and maintaining a base of loyal customers is as essential as it’s ever been. We talked to 3 experts for their tips on how to keep customers coming back. 1. Dangle a carrot. Sometimes a small gesture can go a really long way toward making a customer feel valued. Terry Lin, e-commerce educator and founder of Baller Leather fashion accessories, points to Diamond Candles, who figured out a creative way to build great social incentives into their customers’ purchases. Existing customers would get a $5 discount code for friends after their first purchase. Once their friend used the code, the original customer would get another $5 credit.“By doing so, they have built in a viral coefficient where one person has to tell another in order to realize the benefit of the $5 off code,” Lin explains. “Most businesses just give the code away without much incentive built in.”Related: Tips for Building Smarter Websites2. Make customers feel special. Since shopping online can be a sort of lonely and impersonal experience, don’t neglect good old-fashioned customer care. Dave Huckabay, who sells scientific and industrial equipment, calls clients after they make large purchases. He suggests e-retailers consider a similar strategy for certain major purchases, reaching out through email or phone to make sure the product arrived and that the customer is enjoying it. “They’ll remember this. Follow up with an email thanking them for their time. Then send them an email coupon before the holidays.”3. Use their inbox. Email newsletters are underutilized according to our experts, and are a great way to make customers feel they have the inside track. Give your buyers the first look at new product lines or sale items. Consider coupon codes that are only available to email newsletter subscribers. Make sure they know they’re getting an exclusive.Related: 5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid4. Beckon them back. Once a customer does buy something, it’s crucial to give them a reason to return. Huckabay suggests including a coupon in the box with their order. Did they buy a coffeemaker? Perhaps they’ll come back for a discount on coffee, filters or other related items.5. Track customer behavior. Study your customers’ buying habits. If they usually make a purchase once every four months, send them a promotional email once every three months to preempt their buying decision. For regulars, Huckabay says it’s a good idea to encourage customers to sign up for refill subscriptions.It’s important not to be overbearing though. “You should come at this from the perspective of ‘how can I possibly help this person,’ not ‘how can I milk the fact that he’s on my email list,” Huckabay adds.Related: 4 Ways to Get Influencers to Spread Your Brand’s MessageHuckabay says it also pays to make inferences about what motivated a particular purchases and how to capitalize on that information. “If they bought jewelry in the last half of January, it’s probably a valentines present, Huckabay says. “Then, he gets an email from me about valentines day.”6. Check your analytics. With advances in web analytics, site owners have a range of powerful tools to see what content or items are popular or cause users to bounce away from your site. Lin says heat map software is a great way to see what parts of your site potential customers use the most. This is a feature available through both free and paid software.“Heatmaps allow you to see where visitors are clicking, reading, and dropping off on your website. From there, you can make certain design changes to your site,” Lin says. “If a lot of folks are scrolling down to click on a certain page, you may want to consider moving it higher up to make things more convenient for them.” Register Now » September 8, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more


August 30, 2019 0

read more

first_img Google Glass allows the surgeon and a remote consulting physician to collaborate by seeing the same view. Related Content “Today, you can’t imagine having a phone without the capability to take picture or a video,” he said. “I can’t imagine, five years from now, not being able to use a smartphone to connect to an expert to solve my problem. And have that person reach in and show me how to solve that problem, because the technology is advancing rapidly and we’re bringing this technology to market today.” News | December 30, 2013 University of Alabama Performs First Virtual Surgery With Google Glass The two surgeons were able to discuss the case in a truly interactive fashion, since Dantuluri could both watch Ponce perform the surgery and introduce his hands into Ponce’s view as if they were standing next to each other. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Radiology and Cardiology is Focus of June Conference The integration of artificial int… read more Potential applications for VIPAAR go beyond medicine and surgery, according to Deaton. Field service is a burgeoning area, from a service call to fix a home heating system to keeping an industrial manufacturing process on line and running. “It’s not unlike the line marking a first down that a television broadcast adds to the screen while televising a football game,” said Ponce. “You see the line, although it’s not really on the field. Using VIPAAR, a remote surgeon is able to put his or her hands into the surgical field and provide collaboration and assistance.” 12PreviousNext “It’s real time, real life, right there, as opposed to a Skype or video conference call which allows for dialogue back and forth, but is not really interactive,” said Ponce. “VIPAAR brings experts or collaborators to the site of need, in any field where a visual collaboration would be beneficial,” said Drew Deaton, CEO, VIPAAR. “VIPAAR uses video on mobile devices to allow experts or collaborators to connect in real time and not only see what might need to be fixed, corrected or solved, but also be able to reach in, using tools or just their hands, and demonstrate. It’s like being there, side by side with someone when you might be a thousand miles, or 10,000 miles, away.” “So-called ‘telemedicine’ was little more than a telephone call between two physicians,” said Guthrie. “A surgeon in a small, regional hospital might call looking for guidance on a difficult procedure — one that perhaps I’d done a hundred times but he’d only done once or twice. How advantageous to the patient would it be if we could get our hands and instruments virtually into the field of a surgeon who has skills and training and lacks only experience? Ponce and Dantuluri were pleased with the results of their interactive collaboration. Adjustments will be needed to fine tune the marriage between VIPAAR and Google Glass, but the promise of useful, practical telemedicine is drawing closer. Deaton calls it one more step on the technology evolutionary ladder. “When there is a breakdown, the time to respond and resolve an issue is critical in the field service world,” said Deaton. “VIPAAR is helping field service engineers solve problems as fast as possible and get their customers up to speed as fast as possible.” A remote physician points on Google Glass as seen by the surgeon. In 2003, Guthrie approached the Enabling Technology Laboratory in UAB’s mechanical engineering department, which was already at work on virtual, interactive technologies, with the idea of using two-way video to enhance surgery. The resulting technology became VIPAAR, now a start-up company at Innovation Depot, a technology business incubator partnered with UAB. A remote physician points out features to surgeon during a live procedure. Technology | Advanced Visualization | April 02, 2019 Medivis Unveils AnatomyX Augmented Reality Education Platform Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis announced the launch of AnatomyX, its augmented reality (AR) platform… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more UAB physicians say this kind of technology could greatly enhance patient care by allowing a veteran surgeon to remotely provide valuable expertise to less experienced surgeons. VIPAAR owes its origins to UAB neurosurgeon Barton Guthrie, M.D., who some 10 years ago grew dissatisfied with the current state of telemedicine.center_img “This system is able to provide that help from an expert who is not on site, guiding and teaching new skills while enhancing patient safety and outcomes,” said Ponce. “It provides a safety net to improve patient care by having that assistance from an expert who is not in the room.” VIPAAR is a UAB-developed technology that provides real-time, two-way, interactive video conferencing. “The paradigm of the telephone consultation is, ‘Do the best you can and send the patient to me when stable,’ while the paradigm with VIPAAR is, ‘Get me to the patient.’ Let’s get my expertise and experience to the physician on the front line, and I think we can implement that concept with these technologies,” Guthrie said. Ponce wore Google Glass during the operation. The built-in camera transmitted the image of the surgical field to Dantuluri. VIPAAR allowed Dantuluri, who saw on his computer monitor exactly what Ponce saw in the operating room, to introduce his hands into the virtual surgical field. Ponce saw Danturuli’s hands as a ghostly image in his heads-up display. News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more For more information: www.uab.edu, www.vipaar.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Monday ACC 2019: How Interventionalists Can Keep From Missing Coronary Stenoses As many as one in four patients who undergo cath lab interventions can benefit from a technology that identifies the read more An example of a virtual reality MRI brain reviewVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:42Loaded: 23.43%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Ponce says VIPAAR allows the remote physician to point out anatomy, provide guidance or even demonstrate the proper positioning of instruments. He says it could be an invaluable tool for teaching residents or helping surgeons first learning a new procedure. SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at #ACC19 show that pressure readings in coronary arteries may identify locations of stenoses remaining after cardiac cath interventions. Brent Ponce, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at UAB, performed a shoulder replacement surgery on Sept. 12, 2013, at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Watching and interacting with Ponce via VIPAAR was Phani Dantuluri, M.D., from his office in Atlanta. Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more News | Advanced Visualization | April 04, 2019 Technological Advancements Expected to Drive Virtual Reality Growth in Healthcare Increasing demand for innovative diagnostic techniques, neurological disorders and increasing disease awareness are… read more Google Glass allows the surgeon and a remote consulting physician to collaborate by seeing the same view.December 30, 2013 — A University of Alabama at Birmingham surgical team has performed the first surgery using a virtual augmented reality technology called VIPAAR (Virtual Interactive Presence in Augmented Reality) in conjunction with Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. The combination of the two technologies could be a step toward the development of useful, practical telemedicine. Videos | Advanced Visualization | May 16, 2019 VIDEO: Example of Brain MRI Virtual Reality Pre-operative Review This is an example of how virtual reality is being used in neuro-radiology to better evaluate patients using advanced read more A remote physician points on Google Glass as seen by the surgeon.last_img read more


August 27, 2019 0