Province Signs Historic Health Agreement with Mikmaq

first_img The province and Mi’kmaq leaders of Unama’ki (Cape Breton) are working together to improve health care for first nations people on the island. Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald joined the Mi’kmaq Chiefs from Cape Breton, today, June 15, to sign the Unama’ki Client Registry Data Sharing Agreement. This registry will provide Cape Breton’s First Nations with a better understanding of patterns of disease and injury, and their use of health services. This will provide them with access to timely, reliable and accurate population health status information. “An agreement like this is unprecedented in Canada, and speaks to our strong commitment to improving the health of First Nations individuals in Cape Breton and across the province,” said Ms. MacDonald. “We are committed to providing better health care to all Nova Scotians and their families, and this agreement will ensure that the programs and services provided to the Mi’kmaq are meeting their needs.” The Unama’ki Client Registry will create a list of health card numbers that will link data from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s Indian Registry System with data from the MSI Health Card Number Registry, while protecting privacy. This will provide information from doctor or hospital visits, pregnancies, births, cancers and other health conditions that affect Cape Breton Mi’kmaq people. This information will be used in the planning of health promotion, disease prevention and treatment programs for the Mi’kmaq people in Cape Breton. “This is a significant achievement and an important step forward in enhancing our capacity to meet the health needs of our community members,” said Chief Denny. “We’ll now have the right tools to focus on our specific needs and better use our available resources.” Since 2008, the Tui’kn partnership, a health partnership of the five Cape Breton bands, has been working closely with the province, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Dalhousie University, Medavie Blue Cross, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency to create the registry. Health Canada, through its Aboriginal Health Transition Fund, provided more than $430,000 over three years, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, through its Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program, has provided almost $200,000 over two years to fund the registry. “The government of Canada is pleased to be working with the province of Nova Scotia and Unama’ki First Nations to enhance sharing of health information among communities, health authorities and government,” said Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health. “This important data sharing agreement will lead to greater access to health information and towards improved health outcomes for First Nations. The registry is active and organizations such Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia and the Population Health Research Unit at Dalhousie University are producing reports for the Tui’kn partnership to help plan the future health care of the Mi’kmaq in Cape Breton. Province Signs Historic Health Agreement with Mi’kmaqlast_img read more

Maharashtra Gadkari Bhamre leading Chavan Shinde trailing

first_imgMumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3066 votes in Nagpur, while Union minister Subhash Bhamre was leading in Dhule by 13128 votes, as per the trends available so far for the Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan was trailing by 2876 votes in Nanded while former Union minister Sushilkumar Shinde was trailing in Solapur by 4627 votes. Parth Pawar, Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew was trailing in Maval by 43,979 votes, while the NCP chief’s daughter Supriya Sule is leading Baramati by 6486 votes. Union minister Hansraj Ahir was leading in Chandrapur by a margin of 49 votes. Union minister Anant Gite was trailing in Raigad by a margin of 1064 votes. Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora has trailing in Mumbai South by 15,904 votes. Counting for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state, where elections were held in four phases, began at 8 am Thursday.last_img read more

Indian Railways to provide massage service on board

first_imgNew Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, massage services will be made available for passengers on board running trains. This facility will be made available in 39 trains departing from Indore. These include Dehradun-Indore Express (14317), New Delhi-Indore Intercity Express (12416) and Indore-Amritsar Express (19325), a railway official said Saturday. This was a proposal from the Ratlam division of Western Railway zone, the official said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”This is the first time in history of railways that we will provide massaging service for passenger comfort on running trains. It will not only increase revenue but also add passengers. Railways to earn an additional revenue of Rs 20 lakh annually and an estimated increase of Rs 90 lakh per year through additional sale of tickets from about 20,000 passenger who will be the service providers. “This is the first time that such a contract has been signed,” said Rajesh Bajpai, director, media and communication, railway board. The service is likely to commence in 15-20 days and will be available from 6 am to 10 pm. Rs 100 each will be charged for head massage and foot massage. Three to five massage providers will travel on each train. The railways will provide them identity cards.last_img read more

State govt mulls alternative agriculture methods to tackle rain deficit

first_imgKolkata: Concerned over the dearth of rainfall in the districts of South Bengal, the state Agriculture department is working on alternative agricultural methods to ensure that the farmers can carry out cultivation without much difficulty.The preparation for sowing of Kharif crops kick off during June and by the middle of August, the process gets over. But the monsoon has been very feeble till date and as a result, the preparation of sowing could not be started yet. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about the abnormal weather conditions and has given us necessary directions to ensure that the farmers are not inconvenienced in pursuing agriculture. She had instructed the department to adopt alternative agriculture methods, so that crops can be sown even if there is scanty rainfall. We are pinning hopes that the rain gods will smile at least in the last few days of this month. If there is reasonable amount of rain even during this period, we will be able to start preparations for Kharif sowing and by August it can be done,” said Asish Banerjee, state Agriculture minister. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe average deficiency of rainfall in the state till date is 27 percent, courtesy of heavy rainfall in most of the districts of North Bengal. But in South Bengal, the percentage is as high as 60. As per figures of the department, the deficiency in rainfall is 62 percent in East and West Burdwan, 58 percent in North 24-Parganas, 55 percent in Nadia and 50 percent in East Midnapore. In districts like Birbhum, Bankura, Murshidabad, Purulia, South 24-Parganas and Howrah, the scarcity of rainfall is over 40 percent. The low amount of rainfall has led to minimum storage of water in the dams, which is also an area of concern for the state government. The minister said that the department is working on procedures of river lift irrigation and usage of submersible pumps at a number of places to facilitate sowing of Kharif crops. “We have already introduced the Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana to extend support to farmers in setting up micro-irrigation facilities that will ensure cultivation using less amounts of water. The technological intervention ensures that cultivation of crops, mainly fruits and vegetables, can be done with minimum water. We are also planning to extend this scheme to the maximum extent,” an official in the state Agriculture department said. The department has started campaigning among the farmers to create awareness on conservation of water and at the same time, urging them not to extract groundwater in an indiscriminate manner. The move comes in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banejee laying special emphasis on the ‘Jal Dharo Jal Bharo’ project for conservation of water.last_img read more

Daniel Craig to return as 007 in 2019 Danny Boyle at helm

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series’ producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for release in 2019.Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions announced Thursday that production on the 25th official James Bond thriller will begin in December at London’s Pinewood Studios.Craig will reprise his role as 007 and Oscar-winner Boyle (“Trainspotting,” ”Slumdog Millionaire”) will direct from a screenplay by Boyle’s frequent collaborator John Hodge.Confirmation of Craig’s fifth Bond film followed speculation that the 50-year-old actor was about to hand in his license to kill. He said in 2015 that he would rather “slash my wrists” than return to the role — but later backtracked on those remarks, made just after he finished filming his fourth Bond film, “Spectre.”Boyle has directed Craig as Bond once before, in a 007-themed segment for the opening of the 2012 London Olympics.EON said that after more than a decade at Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures will release the next installment of the superspy franchise internationally. MGM will handle the U.S. release.Sony’s Bond contract expired in 2015 and many of the major studios competed for the chance to distribute the profitable franchise.As per tradition Bond 25 will open a bit earlier in the U.K., on Oct. 25, 2019, than in the U.S., where it will debut on Nov. 8, 2019.last_img read more

Enbridge TransCanada shares flat after steep dive due to US tax ruling

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Canadian pipeline companies Enbridge Inc. and TransCanada Corp. failed to recover fully Friday from a steep sell-off on Thursday after the U.S. said it would eliminate a tax break for owners of certain interstate pipelines.Both Calgary-based companies hold such pipelines in the United States through master limited partnerships or MLPs.The decision by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to no longer allow MLPs to recover an income tax allowance from the cost of service tariffs came in response to a 2016 court ruling that found its long-standing tax policy could result in double recovery of costs. Enbridge shares fell by 4.2 percent to $41.06 on Thursday but recovered to close at $41.28 on Friday, up 22 cents, after it issued a statement that says it is not expecting a “material change” to its financial guidance over the next three years because of the FERC ruling.TransCanada shares dropped 2.1 per cent to $55.89 on Thursday. On Friday, they rebounded to reach an interday high of $56.45 but closed two cents lower.The company had no immediate comment.FirstEnergy Capital said in a report TransCanada will be less affected than Enbridge because its main exposure is through its interest in TC PipeLines.Enbridge has two MLPs, Enbridge Energy Partners, and Spectra Energy Partners.It said in its statement the former is expected to experience an $80-million decrease in annual distributable cash flow because of the FERC decision, but that will be somewhat offset by a revenue increase on the Canadian Mainline system held by Enbridge IncomeFund Holdings Inc. About 60 percent of Spectra’s gas pipeline revenue comes from negotiated or market-based tariffs and are not directly affected by the FERC policy revisions but the remainder is from a cost of service-based tariffs which “could be subject to tax recovery disallowance,” it said. Spectra pipelines that move oil and other petroleum liquids are not expected to be affected.CIBC estimated the FERC ruling would knock about $3 per share from of its valuation of Enbridge and $1 per share for TransCanada.“We cannot help but wonder about the long-term viability of MLPs,” it said in a report.“Our expectations are that many of the MLPs held by corporations will need to consider converting to corporations if no consideration is given to the fact that they are held by taxable U.S. entities.”center_img The report says the implications of the FERC decision are difficult to quantify given the strategies companies may employ to deal with it and the mix of existing rate structures and rate settlement terms, but the impact should decline over time as newer pipelines tend to employ negotiated rates, not cost of service tariffs.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain’s EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union.May says Tuesday that an EU withdrawal agreement bill that she plans to bring to Parliament next month will include a provision for a vote on whether to hold a new public poll on whether to leave. That is a key demand of many opposition lawmakers.May is offering concessions in what she says is a “last chance” to secure an orderly British departure from the bloc.The deal that she struck with the EU has been rejected by UK lawmakers three times already.The Cabinet met for three hours to work out details of what May has called a “bold offer” to win support for her Brexit agreement.Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc extended the deadline until Oct. 31 amid the political impasse. Talks on securing a compromise between May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party broke down last week.___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: Associated Press read more

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday after modest gains erased some of the market’s steep losses from a day earlier.The market ended a turbulent week of trading with its third straight weekly loss as investors continue to fret over the prospect of a prolonged trade war between the U.S. and China. U.S. stock markets will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.On Friday:The S&P 500 rose 3.82 points, or 0.1%, to 2,826.06.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 95.22 points, or 0.4%, to 25,585.69.The Nasdaq composite added 8.72 points, or 0.1%, to 7,637.01.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks climbed 12.73 points, or 0.9%, to 1,514.11.For the week:The S&P 500 dropped 33.47 points, or 1.2%.The Dow fell 178.31 points, or 0.7%.The Nasdaq lost 179.28 points, or 2.3%.The Russell 2000 gave up 21.65 points, or 1.4%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 319.21 points, or 12.7%.The Dow is up 2,258.23 points, or 9.7%.The Nasdaq is up 1,001.73 points, or 15.1%.The Russell 2000 is up 165.55 points, or 12.3%.The Associated Press read more

Annan expected to announce choice of special envoy for Iraq on Tuesday

Earlier Friday, spokesman Fred Eckhard told the press that the Secretary-General was close to a decision on a Special Representative, which he would convey to the Security Council in a letter.Later in the day, the spokesman announced that letters from the Secretary-General had been sent to the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly.

German police find two more bodies linked to crossbow killings

first_img The town is near the Austrian border. Image: DPA/PA Images May 13th 2019, 8:13 AM By AFP Updated May 13th 2019, 7:07 PM THE BODIES OF another two women have been found during investigations into the deaths of three people in a Bavarian hotel room who were killed with crossbow bolts.The bodies of two other women have now been uncovered in the north German town of Wittingen.Detectives pare continuing to investigate the deaths of a man and two women discovered over the weekend in the Bavarian town of Passau, close to the Austrian border.The two crime scenes are around 660 kilometres apart at opposite ends of Germany.Police made the latest discovery of two female bodies when they went to the home of one of the women discovered dead in the hotel room in Passau.A police spokesperson confirmed that the two corpses in Wittingen, Lower Saxony, had not been killed by crossbow bolts, “the modus operandi cannot be compared”.“Further details and identities of the two women are still unknown – possible connections to the dead found in Passau are currently the subject of investigations,” added police in a statement.Forensic police officers are combing both crime scenes for clues.‘Strange group’ Hotel staff in Passau had on Saturday discovered the three dead Germans in their room around noon alongside two crossbows.A third crossbow was later found packed inside a bag, police said.The three were a 33-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man from Rhineland-Palatinate state and a 30-year-old woman from Wittingen, who had arrived Friday.Local media reported that the man and the 33-year-old woman were found dead in bed holding hands, with bolts in their heads and chests.The other woman was lying on the floor with a bolt in her chest.Reports said the three had arrived Friday from different parts of Germany and had all checked in without luggage.The man, who was dressed in a suit had a long, white beard, while the two women were dressed in black, witnesses told German daily Bild.Police are also inspecting a pick-up truck, reportedly belonging to one of the deceased, which had an archery logo stuck on it.One of the women had booked the triple room for €85 a night, without breakfast, for three nights.“It was a strange group,” a guest recalled, according to the newspaper Bild.They had all wished a “good evening”, taken glasses of soft drink and water, and then disappeared into the second-floor room as rain fell outside.Police said the town’s prosecutor had ordered autopsies which aimed to ascertain the cause and circumstances of the deaths.Initial results from the post-mortem investigations are expected by tomorrow morning, police said.© – AFP 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: DPA/PA Images Share28 Tweet Email Short URLcenter_img 63,503 Views The town is near the Austrian border. 26 Comments Monday 13 May 2019, 7:07 PM German police find two more bodies linked to crossbow killings The bodies of two women were found more than 600km away at the home of one of the women discovered dead in a hotel room on Saturday. last_img read more

Etihad Airways begin flights out of Melbourne

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Etihad Airways launched its presence into the Melbourne market by commencing direct flights from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi last week. Etihad will also have direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Athens and Larnaca commence in June thus becoming a new major airline carrier that taps into the Greek Australian market. Australian Etihad CEO, Lindsay White announced in an interview granted to Neos Kosmos’ Sotiris Hatzimanolis that passengers booking their flights by April 17 might be able to secure a special offer of $1837 round trip ticket to Athens.However White noted that the number of seats for this offer is limited and are quickly being sold. “We are delighted with the support that we’re getting from travel agents and travellers alike. Bookings for the Athens flights have exceeded our expectations because travellers want to trust a reputable airline that carries them to their destination safely, comfortably, quickly and inexpensively,” Mr White said. Greek Australian travel agents have indicated to Neos Kosmos that Etihad’s presence in this niche ethnic market will increase competition and benefit consumers. Etihad’s flights from Melbourne to Greece and Cyprus will have a stopover at Abu Dhabi for two and a half hours. Etihad Airways is a new carrier with great ambitions. “Our oldest aircraft is two and a half years old,” pointed out Mr White. “We have the best economy class as well as the best business class. Our food is restaurant quality and for entertainment we offer more than 300 options of movies tv series and games,” he added. Etihad Airways personnel is form 110 different countries. “Of course we have Greeks in our personnel and on our flights to Athens we will try to have Greek speaking air stewards. Besides we also have Greek pilots,” stressed the CEO of Etihad in Australia.last_img read more

Greece readies reform promises after Eurogroup climbdown

first_imgGreece’s government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling “illusions” to voters after failing to keep a promise to extract the country from its international bailout.Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted Greece achieved a negotiating success when euro zone finance ministers agreed to extend the bailout deal for four months, provided it came up with a list of reforms by Monday.Greeks reacted with relief that Friday’s deal averted a banking crisis which fellow euro zone member Ireland said could have erupted in the coming week. This means Tsipras has stood by one promise at least: to keep the country in the euro zone.Tsipras maintains he has the nation behind him despite staging a climbdown in Brussels. Under the deal, Greece will still live under the EU/IMF bailout which he had pledged to scrap, and must negotiate a new programme by the early summer.“I want to say a heartfelt thanks to the majority of Greeks who stood by the Greek government … That was our most powerful negotiating weapon,” he said on Saturday. “Greece achieved an important negotiating success in Europe.”Top Marxist members of Tsipras’s Syriza party, a broad coalition of the left, have so far been silent on the painful compromises made to win agreement from the Eurogroup.But veteran leftist Manolis Glezos attacked the failure to fulfil campaign promises. “I apologise to the Greek people because I took part in this illusion,” he wrote in a blog. “Syriza’s friends and supporters … should decide if they accept this situation.”Glezos, a Syriza member of the European Parliament, is not a party heavyweight. But he commands moral authority: as a young man under the World War Two occupation, he scaled the Acropolis to rip down a Nazi flag under the noses of German guards and hoist the Greek flag, making him a national hero.A government official said Glezos “may not be well informed on the tough and laborious negotiation which is continuing”.Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said the reform promises would be ready on Sunday and submitted to Greece’s EU and IMF partners in good time. “We are very confident that the list is going to be approved by the institutions and therefore we are embarking upon a new phase of stabilisation and growth,” he told reporters late on Saturday.A government official said the reforms would include a crackdown on tax evasion and corruption.The Brussels deal opens the possibility of lowering a target for the Greek primary budget surplus, which excludes debt repayments, freeing up some funds to help ease the effects of 25 percent unemployment and pension cuts. It also avoids some language which has inflamed many Greeks, angered by four years of austerity demanded by foreign creditors.Troika no more?In the deal the hated «troika» of inspectors from the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF, which monitors compliance with Greek bailout undertakings, is referred to as “the three institutions”.Tsipras declared Greece was «leaving austerity, the bailouts and the troika behind». Nevertheless, government plans must still be approved by the re-named troika, although Tsipras won election last month on a pledge to end the humiliation of foreigners dictating Greek economic policy.The opposition pounced on the climbdown from promises that have raised huge expectations among Greeks. “No propaganda mechanism or pirouette can hide the simple fact that they lied to citizens and sold illusions,” said Evangelos Venizelos, leader of the socialist PASOK party.Venizelos was deputy prime minister in the last conservative-led coalition which succeeded in raising funds from financial markets with two bond issues last year. With the economy showing signs of growth after a depression which wiped a quarter off GDP, it had prepared to exit the bailout programme but lost power to Syriza on January 25.Friday’s agreement merely buys time for Greece to seek a long-term deal with the Eurogroup. Euro zone members Ireland and Portugal have already exited their bailouts, but Greece faces yet another programme – on top of bailouts in 2010 and 2011 totalling 240 billion euros – when the extension expires.“Once you get them into the safe space for the next four months, there’ll be another set of discussions which will effectively involve the negotiation of a third programme for Greece,” Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Saturday.Tsipras did much of the negotiating for the deal rather than Greece’s Eurogroup representative, Varoufakis. But sources close to the government said this reflected Tsipras’s need to win backing from Syriza’s left wing and his right-wing coalition partner, the Independent Greeks party.Their support will be crucial in maintaining government unity during negotiations for the long-term agreement.Likewise Tsipras needs to keep public support. Costas Panagopoulos, who heads the Alco polling firm, said the initial reaction was relief that Greece would stay in the euro. Greeks might even accept Tsipras’s change in language and assertions that the troika is no more. “It may sound odd but this could turn into political gains,” he told Reuters.Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

The Project Richard Branson lance son magazine conçu pour liPad

first_imgThe Project : Richard Branson lance son magazine conçu pour l’iPadLe milliardaire britannique Richard Branson, fondateur de Virgin, vient d’annoncer le lancement prochain d’un nouveau magazine, “The Project”, conçu spécialement pour la tablette d’Apple.Quelques jours seulement après que Rupert Murdoch annonce son projet de quotidien exclusivement réservé à l’iPad, The Daily (voir notre article), Richard Branson envoie des invitations à la presse pour lancer prochainement son journal, lui aussi conçu pour la tablette à la pomme.À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleSur l’invitation, le milliardaire britannique précise qu’il s’agit d’un “magazine multimédia révolutionnaire construit spécifiquement pour l’iPad – plein de culture internationale, de divertissement, de design, d’économie, de voyage”.”The Project” sera présenté à New York par Richard Branson et sa fille Holly, accompagnés d’Anthony Noguera, ancien patron de divers magazines du groupe Bauer.Des projets qui confirment l’engouement des médias pour les tablettes tactiles et notamment celle de la firme de Cupertino.Sorti en avril aux Etats-Unis, l’iPad s’est déjà vendu à 8 millions d’exemplaires dans le monde. Selon un analyste de Barclays, Ben Reitzes, il pourrait s’en vendre encore 6 millions entre octobre et décembre.Le 25 novembre 2010 à 10:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Barcelona leave fans with doubts after US tour

first_imgSpanish powerhouse Barça only won once in its three matches in the International Champions Cup in the United States, and will now have a difficult task next Sunday against Sevilla in the Spanish Super CupWith a last minute goal by AC Milan’s André Silva, Barcelona failed to win their last two matches in the International Champions Cup, and will now have a really big test against Sevilla for the Spanish Super Cup.In three games played in United States’ soil, Barça couldn’t figure out how to get a proper victory and managed to give a poor display of football for their fans.The team started their tour with a 2-2 tie at the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles against English side Tottenham Spurs, and would only get a 5-3 victory thanks to the penalty kicks, where the “Blaugrana” strikers proved to be efficient.Then on Wednesday, Roma proved to be too much to handle at the AT&T Stadium, where three second-half goals were enough by the Italians to beat Barcelona.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.And on Saturday night in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, André Silva was able to score the only goal of the match giving AC Milan the upper hand against the Catalans.The Spanish club will now travel to Europe, where they will meet Sevilla for the Super Cup trophy. The match will be played at Grand Stade de Tanger on Sunday night.Your @Mastercard goal of the match was scored by André Silva. A classy finish to win the match for @acmilan #ICC2018 #ChampionsMeetHere— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) August 5, 2018last_img read more

2018 GRAMMY Camp LA Deadline To Apply March 31

first_img 2018 GRAMMY Camp L.A.: Deadline To Apply March 31 Music Students: Apply Now For GRAMMY Camp 2018-grammy-camp-la-deadline-apply-march-31 News Twitter The GRAMMY Museum’s interactive summer music experience is set for July in Los AngelesTim McPhateGRAMMYs Mar 14, 2018 – 12:35 pm Attention, high school students. Are you a young musician at a crossroads and looking to take your game to the next level? Are you mulling a career in the music industry? If you answered yes to these questions, the GRAMMY Museum’s GRAMMY Camp might be exactly what you’re looking for. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Maren Morris Wins Best Country Solo Performance Email Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, this year’s installment will take place in Los Angeles from July 17–21.What is GRAMMY Camp? Simply put, it’s a fun, interactive five-day summer music experience designed specifically for high school students and with a focus on all aspects of commercial music.At GRAMMY Camp, students will receive instruction by GRAMMY-winning and -nominated professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.What can you learn at GRAMMY Camp? The curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording, with an emphasis toward new and emerging music technologies. The program offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in eight tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Instrumental Performance; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; and Vocal Performance.All tracks culminate in media projects, album recordings, an open house, and/or performances.And some campers have made their way to Music’s Biggest Night. The program’s alumni include GRAMMY winner Maren Morris and 60th GRAMMY Awards nominees Alex Han, Jazzmeia Horn and Pascal Le Boeuf.GRAMMY Camp tuition is $1,500, with financial assistance available to qualified students. The camp is nonresidential and students must provide their own accommodations and transportation.Spaces for 2018GRAMMY Camp are still available — the deadline to apply is March 31.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Facebook last_img read more

DID YOU HEAR… The Detox Facility Proposals Public Hearing Has Been Postponed

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Public Hearing for the Detox Facility Proposal scheduled for the Wilmington Board of Appeals Meeting tonight (Wednesday, May 9) at 7pm at Town Hall has been POSTPONED to Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm at Town Hall.The applicant (Bettering LLC) requested a continuance. Their representatives will NOT be at the meeting and there is expected to be no discussion on the matter.The public hearing began back on February 14 when approximately 200 residents packed the Town Hall Auditorium. Attorney Mark Bobrowski and project engineer Ben Osgood received heavy criticism from three Board of Appeals members and more than 20 speakers from the audience, most of whom expressed a concern over a lack of answers and information, particularly surrounding the facility’s security procedures.After 3.5 hours of discussion, the board unanimously voted to continue the public hearing to its Wednesday, April 25 meeting.  The hearing was subsequently rescheduled to its Wednesday, May 8 meeting.  It is now scheduled to be taken up at the board’s Wednesday, June 13 meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDID YOU HEAR?… Detox Facility Proposal’s Public Hearing With The ZBA Has Been Postponed AGAIN To September 12In “Government”DETOX NEWS: 10 New Developments Heading Into Tonight’s Board Of Appeals MeetingIn “Government”Concerned Citizens Of Wilmington Reminds Residents Of Public Hearing On Proposed Drug Treatment Center On Sept. 12In “Government”last_img read more

LG V50 will be Sprints first 5G device this spring

first_img As the fourth biggest carrier in the US, Sprint is poised to roll out its 5G network this year to a few cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. In a February 2018 briefing with reporters, Sprint Chief Technology Officer John Saw said that the network aims to deliver 5G at a quicker pace to more people than other carriers.As for specs, the V50 features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM and a 4,000-mAh battery that should help offset the power drain from the 5G connection. Best Buy See All Phones Mobile Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 LG V50 doubles the fun with a second-screen accessory 15 Photos 2TB RAM Storage Verizon Wireless 4K Tags Mobile software Pixel density It also has the same three-camera array on the back as the V40, with a 12-megapixel standard shooter, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens for portraits and zoom, and a wide-angle lens that gives you 108 degrees of visibility to pack more into each shot. The V50 adds portrait mode for video too, so you can get that cinematographic look when shooting subjects with a blurred background effect. And because the V50 has dual cameras on the front, portrait mode for video is available on both the rear and front cameras.For more specs, check out the chart below to see how the V50 compares to LG’s other newly announced premium phone, the G8. And be sure to read CNET’s full coverage of MWC here. reading • LG V50 will be Sprint’s first 5G device this spring Battery 6.26 x 3.0 x 0.33 in. 2TB 564 ppi 0 151.9 x 71.8 x 8.4 mm LG V40 ThinQ 128GB 3:05 Processor CNET may get a commission from retail offers. USB-C Dimensions (Inches) LG V50 ThinQ 5G and LG G8 ThinQ See It Yes Android 9.0 5G connectivity; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging, Quick Charge 3.0 Video capture See It Mobile World Congress 2019 5.98 x 2.83 x 0.33 in. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Originally published Feb. 24 at 10:45 a.m. PT.Update, 12:37 p.m.: Clarified that this is also Sprint’s first 5G phone. LG V50 ThinQ 5G Dimensions (Millimeters) 12-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Weight (Ounces, Grams) Back 6GB 3,500 mAh 6.46 oz.; 183gcenter_img Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Front-facing camera 4,000 mAh 4K Headphone jack Special features 5.96 oz.; 167g Back LG debuts V50 ThinQ 5G and a wacky Dual Screen attachment… 6.4-inch OLED; 3,120×1,440 pixels See It • Yes $979 Fingerprint sensor 3D scanning and motion capture with facial recognition, Air Motion and HandID; bone-induction receiver; water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; Quick Charge 3.0 564 ppi Mentioned Above LG V40 ThinQ (aurora black) 159.1 x 76.1 x 8.3 mm Review • The LG V40 ThinQ is a savvy Note 9 rival with 5 versatile cameras Amazon 128GB $799 $720 2.84GHz octa-core Snapdragon 855 Mobile World Congress 2019 Connector Camera Expandable storage 6.1-inch OLED; 3,120×1,440 pixels Now playing: Watch this: 8-megapixel 12-megapixel (standard), 16-megapixel (wide-angle) Display size, resolution The first 5G phone from LG Katie Collins/CNET LG and US carrier Sprint unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ 5G phone on Sunday at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. It’s the Korean phone-maker’s first 5G-enabled device, meaning it’ll connect to the latest generation of high-speed mobile data. As one of the first few high-end 5G phones, it’ll also directly compete with Samsung’s recently launched 5G phone, the Galaxy S10 5G. It will be Sprint’s first 5G smartphone in the US too, and will also available on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, T-Mobile and AT&T in the US later in the year.With its 6.4-inch OLED display and barely-there bezels, the phone looks a lot like its predecessor the LG V40 at first glance. But this phone touts a superpower emblem on the back: a glowing yellow 5G logo that lights up whenever it connects to Sprint’s 5G network. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone $759 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 6GB Android 9.0 Share your voice 8-megapixel (standard), 5-megapixel (wide) Post a comment See it LG G8 ThinQ USB-C 5G LG Sprintlast_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 ending proved that Arya Stark

first_imgFacebook / Game of ThronesEver since Game of Thrones started to air on HBO, fans have been wondering who will be the promised prince or princess. There were earlier theories that Jon Snow is Azor Ahai but Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3’s ending proved that Arya Stark is Azor Ahai.Major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3:In the earlier released Battle of Winterfell episode, we saw several heart-wrenching moments. In the end, we see Arya Stark using her Valyrian steel knife to kill Night King. By stabbing Night King and breaking him down like a glass, Arya proved that she is the promised princess all along.Game of Thrones fans knows about an old prophecy that a legendary warrior will fight off the night and bring peace to the land. It was long assumed that Jon Snow is the Promised Prince who will use his Valyrian steel sword to kill Night King and restore peace but that did not happen.It was also assumed that Daenerys Targaryen is going to be the Promised Princess. She had three dragons at one point and was the true heir to the throne (it was before we knew about Jon Snow’s parentage). There were several predictions that Jaime Lannister or Samwell Tarly can be Azor Ahai. Arya Stark in the official trailerYouTube/HBOIn all these, it was Melisandre who believed that Stannis Baratheon was the Promised Prince. But in season 3 of Game of Thrones, when Melisandre and Arya Stark crossed each other’s path, they had a conversation. The Red Priestess told Arya that she would kill Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes — eyes sealed shut forever. The Blue Eyes are the literal meaning of killing the white walkers.When Melisandre reminded Arya about her true purpose, we see her killing the Night King with one swift motion. The use of Valyrian steel also favoured her and it looks like Melisandre knew from a long time that Arya is Azor Ahai.At the same time, many fans would contradict this theory and point out that Arya was not born under a bleeding star. At the game time, she has not sacrificed anyone close to her to take possession of Azor Ahai’s sword. But one should not forget for a moment that Arya literally sacrificed herself in order to become the “no one.”Arya Stark will be back as Azor Ahai in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4.last_img read more

Mukesh and Anil Ambani A storied billionaire sibling rivalry is finally ending

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COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Ericsson later earned a verdict from the Supreme Court that signalled immediate crisis for cash-strapped Anil Ambani. The court ordered Anil and two RCom directors to clear Ericsson’s dues worth Rs 4.5 billion within four weeks or face a three-month jail term for contempt of court. The last date of making the payment was March 19.With the wireless sale deal stalled, Anil frantically sought other ways to pay off the debt and escape impending jail term. But he suffered another blow when National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) refused to free up to Rs 260 crore tax refunds withheld by lenders saying it did not have jurisdiction to do so. Banks had opposed the release of the tax refunds. Anil was now looking down the barrel.Dramatic turnHowever, a day before the expiry of the apex court’s deadline, RCom said it paid a whopping Rs 458.77 crore to Ericsson, clearing outstanding dues. The money came from Mukesh. A long-standing rivalry apparently ended with the victor bailing out the one who fell.Anil then profusely thanked Mukesh, his brother and Asia’s richest man, and his wife Nita, for extending timely support. “My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected elder brother, Mukesh, and Nita, for standing by me during these trying times, and demonstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support,” Anil said in a statement issued by Reliance Communications. “I and my family are grateful we have moved beyond the past, and are deeply grateful and touched with this gesture.” Mukesh Ambani (left) with brother Anil Ambani.ReutersOne of the biggest sibling rivalries in the corporate world has apparently come to end with Anil Ambani publicly thanking elder brother Mukesh and his wife Nita for throwing a lifeline at the last minute that saved him from going to jail in the Ericsson case. The nearly two-decades-long struggle for one-upmanship between the billionaire brothers started when their rags-to-riches father Dhirubhai Ambani died without leaving a will in 2002.When India’s biggest ever corporate satrap died, he left his gigantic company in the hands of his sons Mukesh and Anil, whose personalities were a study in contrast. A long saga of internal conflicts wracked the company for years, with bad blood between the brothers occasionally spilling out in the open. After years of pushing and shoving, which was worsened by the coteries of professional managers loyal to each of the Reliance scions, the matriarch, Kokilaben Ambani, stepped in and brokered a truce between them in 2005.The formal division of the empire left both Mukesh and Anil evenly rich but their onward journey was destined to witness different tones of success and fortune. Mukesh got control of the flagship oil-refining and petrochemicals business, while Anil got the newer businesses such as power generation, financial services and telecom.Quirks of destinyIn one of the quirks of destiny, while the wealth of Mukesh grew exponentially, Anil saw his riches dwindling over the years. His ranking in the international rich list suffered first and what we saw next was that he slipped horrendously in the India rich list as well.Anil was still leading a charge in the new businesses of the Reliance empire but Mukesh saw future threats in his core business, with crude oil prices climbing, threatening to erode refiners’ margins. He waited for the end of a non-compete clause with the brother, which had kept him out of the telecom arena. When the agreement was scrapped in 2010, Mukesh quickly returned, pumping in more than $34 billion over the next seven years to build a speedier 4G wireless network for his Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.And thus, finally, the killer blow to Anil’s business empire came from Mukesh himself. The elder Ambani’s re-entry into the telecommunications business with Reliance Jio Infocomm served a grim notice not just to Anil’s Reliance Communications, but a lot of other competitors as well. His nationwide 4G network, which debuted with free services in 2016, disrupted the business, forcing rivals including RCom to bleed, merge or exit the industry.”It was a very, very big bet,” said James Crabtree, a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Jio also gave Mukesh the chance to forge his own legacy beyond the shadow of the businesses he had inherited. “Jio in that sense was an all-in bet,” he added.Like his elder brother, Anil had also invested billions to expand his portfolio, but the younger brother didn’t have a cash cow like the oil refinery to finance growth. Instead, like other businesses in India and elsewhere, many of his firms increased debt. The Jio onslaught was the proverbial last straw on the camel’s back. The already indebted Anil had to seek ways to shed assets in order to service debts and pay them off eventually. Under pressure from lenders, Anil broached selling RCom assets to quell investor concerns and deal with a sinking stock. The shares of Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd saw the worst decline last year, losing 75 percent. Bought in 2015 as part of his bet on defence as the next engine of growth, the warship and submarine maker has proven hard to turn around.First signs of a thaw in sibling rivalryAnother of Anil’s defence firms also came under scrutiny over the 2016 negotiations between France and India for the $8.7 billion deal for Rafale warplanes from France. In a statement on August 20, Anil and his firm denied allegations from opposition lawmakers that the Rafale deal unfairly benefited his firm, saying the lawmakers had been “misinformed, misdirected and misled by malicious vested interests and corporate rivals.”Amid all this crisis, the first signs of a thaw in the sibling rivalry emerged when Mukesh agreed to buy the wireless assets of RCom for a whopping Rs 18000 crore, a deal that would help Anil lighten his debt load and stay in the business. However, it was not meant to be a fairytale ending for Anil Ambani. The wireless asset deal went into a tailspin after the DoT insisted it that its liabilities would be passed off onto the buyer, who would have to pay off the creditors and associates.Meanwhile, Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson was tightening the noose around the neck of the fallen business magnate. Back in 2017, Ericsson moved a bankruptcy court alleging it had not been paid dues of around Rs 1,600 crore after signing a deal in 2013 to operate, maintain and manage the telco’s nationwide network. It extracted a personal guarantee from Ambani to pay the dues. Mukesh Ambani helped his younger brother Anil Ambani to pay off debt owed to Sweden’s Ericssonlast_img read more

UN honours 3 Bangladeshi women

first_imgInnovative Approach Towards Gender Equality award winners with ILO, UNFPA and UN Women country heads. Photo: UNBThe United Nations has recognised three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women.They became a successful community activist, an entrepreneur and an employee in a non-traditional sector, empowering many others on the way.At an event hosted by the ILO, UN Women and UNFPA on Thursday, Pushpa Khatun (19), Parvin Akhter (33) and Nasima Akhter (37) received the recognition award from the country heads of the respective UN agencies.The fearless journeys of Pushpa, Parveen and Nasima to transform their lives and that of others resonate with this year’s International Women’s Day theme – ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’.As a member of the UNFPA-supported Nari Nirjaton Protirodh Committee and community activist in Bogura, Pushpa Khatun has stopped 13 child marriages, including her own, and provided support to eight victims of domestic violence.She said, “I saw my friends who fall victim to child marriage and saw how it ruined their dreams and aspirations while affecting their physical and mental wellbeing. I didn’t want to be one of them and neither do I want it to happen to others. So here I’m today, doing what I believe in the most – no girl deserves to be a victim of child marriage and no woman should face gender-based violence.”Parvin Akthar was forced into early marriage when she was in school.But with training and seed funding from the UN, she was able to attract financing from a private bank against her business plan. She now runs a small textile factory which employs poor women and caters to Dhaka and UK based clients.She has introduced flexible work hours and a child care facility in her factory to ensure a women-friendly workplace, and also provides sexual harassment training for all her workers.Another awardee, Nasima Akhter, was an overseas worker who returned home and took a vocational course in electronics.Nasima is currently employed as a quality controller at an international appliance company.Her job as a technician is considered to be a non-traditional career for women, but it provides for her son’s education.Nasima says, “I felt lucky to have received skills training at an ‘older’ age. My dream is to be a supervisor in the production floor of this factory.”Around 31 million women in Bangladesh are not engaged in education, employment or training according to labour force data.Addressing this issue, country director of ILO Bangladesh Tuomo Poutiainen said women face multiple challenges in attaining quality education and in finding decent employment. “The ILO, through its skills development programme in Bangladesh, is creating opportunities for women of all ages to access vocational education and training and find job placement.””We have to create an environment where women can thrive as entrepreneurs by removing structural barriers such as gender-bias that banks have towards financing women’s businesses and increasing government investment in women-friendly public services such as child care that would free up women’s time,” said Shoko Ishikawa, country representative, UN Women.Speaking at the event, UNFPA representative Asa Torkelsson said, “Clearly, women’s access to reproductive health has been a game changer for women’s economic empowerment across the world, and in Bangladesh too.”Government officials, diplomats and representatives from UN agencies, development partners, civil society, the private sector, employers’ and workers’ organisations attended the programme which started with a panel discussion followed by a cultural event. UN honours 3 Bangladeshi womenlast_img read more