REGINA – A retired police chief wants the coroner’s office in Saskatchewan to develop a plan for responding to mass casualties like the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.Former Saskatoon police chief Clive Weighill, who released his review of the provincial coroner’s office Wednesday, said the office was tasked with creating such a plan 13 years ago but none exists.“They’ve done everything they can to keep their head above water and they haven’t had a lot of time to get right down and deep into some of the policy and procedure that they should be responsible for,” Weighill said.“It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when we have mass casualties.”In December, a plane crashed near the remote northern community of Fond du Lac, seriously injuring nine people. One man later died in hospital.In April, a truck and a bus carrying the Broncos junior hockey team collided at an intersection near Tisdale. Sixteen people died and 13 were injured.Weighill cited both recent tragedies in calling for a mass casualty plan and making 44 recommendations including adding six positions to the coroner’s office.Weighill, who was tasked with the review in November, said he was excluded from examining specific cases like the mix-up in the identification of two Broncos players.Two days after the crash, it was discovered that a player believed to be among the dead was actually in hospital, and the player thought to be in the hospital was in the morgue. The name of the player still alive had already been released by the coroner’s office and RCMP on a list of those killed in the crash. The coroner’s office apologized for the mistake.Weighill said that he met with a Broncos family as part of his review but didn’t name them because he wanted people to be frank.He suggested the roles of coroners and first responders at scenes where there are mass casualties need to be better defined.“Further, the plan needs to address issues of mass body transfer, temporary morgue infrastructure and evidence collection criteria.”Weighill suggested Saskatchewan keep its coroner’s model, instead of changing to one using medical examiners, such as in Alberta and Ontario.He also recommended staff get help for post-traumatic stress disorder, that community coroners receive more than the current one day of training and that a child death review committee be created.Justice Minister Don Morgan said he’s not sure how much it will cost to add all the positions that Weighill is recommending.“But I think it’s probably worthwhile to take that recommendation and look to see if we can do those things better,” Morgan said.Opposition NDP justice critic Nicole Sarauer said she’s concerned it’s taken this long to develop a mass casualty plan.“This is what happens when the coroner’s office is chronically underfunded for several years,” she said.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitter
TORONTO — Roots Corp. has lowered its sales and earnings estimates from targets set when the company went public in October 2017 after sales fell “well below” its own expectations in the third quarter.The clothing company’s total sales for the three months ended Nov. 3 were $87 million, down three per cent from $89.7 million last year when Roots benefited from Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.Net income was $2.8 million or seven cents per share, down from $5.0 million or 12 cent per share last year.Adjusted net income was $4.7 million or 11 cents per share, down from 23 cents per share in last year’s third quarter.Analysts had estimated $90.6 million of revenue and 16 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Roots says its performance during the quarter reflected the absence of a large marketing campaign and unseasonably warm fall weather.The company is now estimating between $358 million and $375 million of sales in fiscal 2018, compared with the estimated range of $410 million to $450 million when Roots did its initial public offering.Roots is also revising its fiscal 2019 target range for adjusted EBITDA to between $46 million and $50 million, from between $61 million and $68 million, and it’s also revising its adjusted net income target range to between $20 million and $24 million from its previously stated target range of between $35 million and $40 million.Companies in this story: (TSX:ROOT)The Canadian Press
Taylor mayor Rob Fraser and Chetwynd mayor Merlin Nichols at the opening of the Peace Island Park Pavilion. Photo by Chris NewtonTaylor mayor Rob Fraser gave some brief remarks at today’s ceremony, speaking about the hard work and dedication of those who have been involved in the pavilion’s construction.Chetwynd mayor Merlin Nichols also spoke about how the concept of the pavilion – which was initially imagined as more of a gazebo to be built by the playground near the park’s boat launch – had evolved over time, getting bigger with each year to become the rather large building with a wood fireplace it is now.He said that the pavilion’s evolution was similar to the evolution of Chetwynd’s annual chainsaw carving competition, which was fitting as Nichols and several other councillors were on hand for the unveiling of one of the community’s famous chainsaw carvings.Taylor mayor Rob Fraser and Chetwynd mayor Merlin Nichols unveiling the donated chainsaw carving at the opening of the Peace Island Park Pavilion. Photo by Chris NewtonFraser spoke about how Nichols had offered up one of Chetwynd’s carvings at around the same time the final concept of the pavilion was taking shape, and that the carving should be co-located with the pavilion and the as-yet built accessible playground, which is currently in the fundraising stage. TAYLOR, B.C. – Officials with the District of Taylor, the District of Chetwynd, the Fort St. John Petroleum Association, and the BC Peace Country River Rats were on hand today at Peace Island Park for the grand opening of the Park’s new Pavilion.Building the Pavilion has been the focus of both the River Rats and the Oilmen for the past several years, when the idea of building a permanent structure at the park along the Peace River was first imagined.The River Rats have hosted numerous fundraisers for the pavilion since 2016, including their annual Mother’s Day Dance. In August of that year, the Northern Development Initiative Trust awarded a $250,000 grant towards the pavilion’s construction. The carving, titled ‘Climbing Lessons,’ was carved in the 2006 competition by Prince George carver John Rogers.
The 37th Edition of India Carpet Expo, organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council, was inaugurated on March 10, 2019, at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi. The event began with lamp lighting ceremony by Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in the august presence of Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The Expo is organised with an aim to promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made carpets, and other floor coverings among the visiting overseas carpet buyers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSpeaking at the event, Raghvendra Singh said: “We are very glad that CEPC organises this Expo twice every year to promote Indian weavers worldwide. Every year Expo generates a huge amount of business. We have everything handmade and hand weaved here, which is the major attraction to the foreign buyers.” He further appreciated the new innovations and display by the members. Chairman, CEPC highlighted that carpet industry was not incorporated in the recent decision taken by cabinet for extending ROSL (Rebate on State Levies) to the handmade carpet industry. Raghvendra Singh, Secretary Textiles immediately called for a meeting on March 11, 2019 with the representatives of the Handmade Carpet Industry to present their case and assured his best possible support to the Handmade Carpet Industry. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardShantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) appreciated the efforts made by Chairman and Committee of Administration in organising India Carpet Expo on such a large scale and expressed hope that the benefit will ultimately go to the artisans and weavers. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC said, “India carpet expo is an ideal platform for International Carpet Buyers, buying Agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters to meet and establish long term business relationship. This exhibition is a crucial step towards taking Indian exports of handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. We have also set up a special theme pavilion wherein the experts of the industry are showcasing the process of carpet weaving through the concept of ergonomic and flexible tufting frame.” Sharma further added that orders worth over a thousand crores are expected to be executed. New fall-winter colors and designs are being showcased at the Carpet Expo. India Carpet Expo is one of the largest handmade carpet fairs in Asia that offers a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. With the participation of over 305 exhibitors, it has become a popular destination worldwide for handmade carpets. A record number of 152 overseas carpet buyers from around 60 countries registered their presence on the first day of the fair. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide an exclusive business environment to both carpet importers as well as manufacturer-exporters, which ultimately will benefit about two million weavers and artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based MSME cottage industry.
“I appeal to the SLFP, the way they are saying now that they are for the 20th Amendment, they must go to parliament and let everyone know what their stand really is,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena today urged the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to put words to action and vote for the 20th Amendment to the constitution in Parliament.Speaking at a rally in Colombo, the President said that the public must know who is for and who is against the 20th Amendment. The President noted that if electoral reforms are not introduced now, then the people will curse the current Parliament in 10-15 years saying the current Parliament missed an opportune moment. (Colombo Gazette)
This year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka, and the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Rubber-Rice Pact between the two countries. Wang said China expects to cement solidarity and cooperation with developing countries including Sri Lanka. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Beijing Wednesday, Xinhua reported.Wang said China highly values its relations with Sri Lanka, and regards the country as an important cooperation partner in the Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes and beyond. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Marapana congratulated China on the success of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.He said Sri Lanka considers China a close friend and partner, and hopes to participate in the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and boost cooperation in ports, infrastructure and other areas. (Colombo Gazette)
OSU redshirt senior offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) poses for pictures with fans after the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavorgianis | Photo EditorThe look of maize and blue and scarlet and gray across from one another has graced the final weekend of college football for numerous decades. Thousands of players have traveled through the gauntlets of Columbus and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Some of the rivalry’s biggest names made their final statement in their final game in their home stadium.On Saturday against No. 3 Michigan, when the four Buckeye captains walk uniformly to midfield for the coin toss, Ohio State redshirt seniors center Pat Elflein and linebacker Joe Burger will be the only two captains at the coin toss who are definitively playing their final game in Ohio Stadium.Elflein and Burger are both natives of Ohio, so the rivalry means more to them, naturally. Elflein grew up in the Columbus suburb, Pickerington, and Burger in Cincinnati.The first time Elflein played in “The Game” was one of the more memorable ones in 2013. At the start of the third quarter, OSU then-freshman H-back Dontre Wilson was tackled following a kickoff and surrounded by several Michigan players. From there, flags flew, punches were thrown and the sidelines had nearly emptied. Starting offensive lineman Marcus Hall was one of three players ejected, and when he exited the field, he saluted the crowd with a double bird. Enter then-redshirt freshman Elflein.“I saw a fight break out. Someone told me that Marcus just threw a punch. I was like, ‘Uh-oh.’ Then they started naming off numbers that were ejected, then I heard No. 79 and was like, ‘Alright, I’m in,’” Elflein said.Having not played in any games other than when the outcome was completely out of reach, Elflein filled Hall’s role admirably on a day OSU ran for over 400 yards. The Buckeyes put up 42 points in Ann Arbor and its championship dreams — at least at the moment — were saved by Tyvis Powell who intercepted a go-ahead two-point conversion by Michigan.“I’ll never forget that. We talk about it, especially around Thanksgiving, because it’s always getting ready to play that game,” he said. “Everything happened so fast, and I just remember the end of the game.”Elflein could have left with what felt like the majority of the team after last season. He was projected as a high-round pick. He already accomplished a national championship. What more could he have wanted?Elflein’s decision to come back to Columbus for his final season shocked a few, but not necessarily his teammates. When Elflein agreed to make the switch from guard to center this summer, that was evident of who he is. Redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis specifically remembers how Elflein treated him when Lewis arrived on campus as a freshman.Being from North Carolina, Columbus was brand new to Lewis. As a true freshman, he didn’t really know anyone in the program other than maybe a couple guys he went on recruiting visits with. One of the first teammates to approach Lewis was Elflein. He offered Lewis, fellow freshman defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle and others a ride to practice as early as 5:30 in the morning.“He was always there to pick me up when I was down. Pat’s a tremendous leader,” Lewis said. “We all love him. For this to be his last go round, this is tough.”Elflein has been a starter on the offensive line for three years now, this being his only at center. He is one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett has been behind the line for the majority of those three years and has a great appreciation for not only what Elflein has accomplished on the field, but the person he is outside of cleats and shoulder pads.“He means a lot to me. He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever had and that’s just solely because he cares about the people,” Barrett said. “I think at times, especially when you’re at a top-tier university, you get caught up on doing well in your own individual success. He had himself together, but he always seeked out to see how you were doing, how someone else was doing … That’s why he came back is to be with us. I think that’s selfless and not a lot of people come around like that.”Losing Elflein won’t be easy for coach Urban Meyer, either.“I can’t give an adjective to over emphasize his value to our program, and I’ve done this 29 years,” Meyer said on Monday. “He’s as good a player, person, leader as I’ve ever been around. We have senior tackle on Thursday. That will be a tough one.”Joe BurgerBeing one of the Ohio’s top recruits in his recruiting class, Elflein probably expected his day in the sun. For Burger, his status as a Buckeye was a little more up in the air.Burger played his high school ball at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, where he was a Division-I first team All-Ohio football player and won a state title in not just football, but basketball as well. He had multiple offers from Mid-American Conference Schools, such as Bowling Green and Miami University, but Burger had greater aspirations.He decided to take a preferred walk-on role at OSU as a member of the 2012 class. He redshirted his first year in Columbus and then increasingly saw more playing time. He started one game in 2013 and saw time in every game in 2014 on the team’s way to a national title. By the time 2016 rolled around, it was determined by Meyer that Burger had paid his dues.The former walk-on earned his scholarship for his fifth and final season of Buckeye football. And not only did he receive a scholarship, but he was named a team captain along with fellow former walk-on and roommate senior linebacker Craig Fada.“If I have any more children, I’m going to name him Burger Fada. That’s how much I love those guys,” Meyer said. “Two of the most selfless guys I’ve ever been around, and I’m so proud to be able to put them on scholarship. They’ll be Buckeyes the rest of their life.”Burger’s family is a lineage of walk-ons.His father was a walk-on player at Notre Dame before earning a scholarship. His brother Bob, too, walked on at Notre Dame after leaving Dayton where he was playing on scholarship.Unlike Elflein, Burger isn’t going to be drafted and get the opportunity to play in the NFL. However, being able to play in his final game at the ‘Shoe against Michigan with so many national implications, Burger considers it an honor to take part in the historic edition of the rivalry.“It’s really a dream come true,” he said. “Ten years ago, you remember watching it (No. 1 OSU vs. No. 2 Michigan) and to play in a game like this is surely something special.”It’s 10-1 OSU versus 10-1 Michigan with a shot at getting into the College Football Playoff on the line. For Burger, it’s even more than that.As a captain and one of 21 Buckeyes being recognized on Senior Day, the Cincinnati native will run out of the tunnel one final time. The colors of maize and blue and scarlet and gray decorating the stadium and the field, the feel of one team united against another and to be a captain in one of the most anticipated installments of the rivalry, Burger doesn’t know how he’ll handle his emotions.“It’s hard to think about right now. I don’t know if the reality has really set in,” Burger said on Monday. “This thing has been built up all year long. At some point on Saturday, it may hit me. I don’t know if I can describe it until I get in the tunnel for one last time, hug my parents. I’m sure it will be a special moment for me.”Elflein and Burger will join elite company with five wins over Michigan if OSU wins on Saturday.
Junior forward Dakota Joshua skates with the puck against Princeton during the Buckeyes’ NCAA tournament win on March 24. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s hockey team could not have dreamed of a worse start in its first Frozen Four game since 1998. It giving up two goals to Minnesota Duluth in the first three minutes of the game and got outshot 17-4 by its opponent in the first period.The Buckeyes seemed to tilt the momentum toward them as the game wore on and picked up their first goal with 10:33 remaining in the game. But the late push was not enough and the No. 1 Ohio State men’s hockey team fell 2-1 to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals of the Frozen Four, ending its season. This is the second year in a row that the Bulldogs (23-16-3) eliminated the Buckeyes (26-9-5) from the NCAA tournament.The game’s first goal came less than two minutes into the game on a cross-ice pass from Minnesota Duluth freshman defenseman Matt Anderson. He found Louie Roehl alone, and the freshman forward buried a shot past redshirt goalie Sean Romeo to take the early lead.Just 71 seconds later, Bulldog senior forward Jared Thomas beat Romeo low on a breakaway attempt made possible by a pass through the neutral zone by senior forward Karson Kuhlman. It was his 10th goal of the season.Romeo badly misplayed the puck and nearly gave up a third goal shortly after the Bulldogs’ second goal. But he was able to recover just in time to keep the puck out of the net. Romeo held strong the remainder of the game and stopped 26 shots. The Buckeyes got on the scoreboard in the third period with a power-play goal by sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski. With the help of sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege’s broken stick, Laczynski found himself alone in the slot with the puck, and ripped it past goalie sophomore Hunter Shepard to make the score 2-1.The biggest missed opportunity for Ohio State came in the second period on a power play. Sophomore forward Ronnie Hein had a wide-open net to shoot at while Shepard was down, but Kuhlman blocked the attempt with his stick, shutting down Ohio State’s momentum on the man advantage.Shepard gave the Buckeyes fits, saving 19 of 20 shots.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer Bishops’ teacher charged with rape, remandedMarch 8, 2018In “Court”Former teacher committed to stand trial in High Court for rapeMay 15, 2018In “Court”Sex scandal update: BHS teacher arrested, released on $100,000 bailDecember 3, 2017In “latest news” More than three months after being implicated in a sex scandal which alleged that he had been sexually involved with students while being a teacher attached to the Bishop’s High School, the Department of Public Prosecutions has finally recommended that Coen Jackson be charged with “sexual activity with a child by abusing the position of trust”.Embattled teacher: Coen JacksonThe disclosure was made on Wednesday by representatives of the DPP, following police investigations into the matter.Last year, iNews had reported that Jackson is being accused of abusing his position of trust as a teacher when he began grooming female students for sexual activities after they would have attained the age of 16 – the legal age of consent.Jackson has vehemently denied the accusations on numerous occasions but did admit to having sexual relations with two former students who are now both in their early 20s.The Police claim that between December 2010 and May 2011 at Durban Street, Lodge, Jackson raped one of his students.The Ministry of Education then launched a full-fledged investigation into the allegations and upon completion authorised the Police to begin conducting a criminal investigation.The Police’s investigation resulted in Jackson being arrested and charged for one count of rape.However, the law enforcement officials had stated that their investigation is still on-going as they are still investigating other similiar allegations against the teacher of over 20 years.It was the Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Cultural Advisor who broke the news of the allegedly sexual misconduct of Jackson on social media and ever since the story has catapulted resulting in a number of past students relating their experiences.The Cultural Advisor, in a letter to the Chief Education Officer, detailed numerous reports he received from present and past students of the teacher, who allegedly sexualized his lessons, had inappropriate conversations with female students and engaged in multiple sexual relationships with female students. (Ramona Luthi)
The Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) has adopted the name Pronia as its business name and will from now on be known by that name.The president Mr George Spiliotis stated: “Pronia is proud to have made a significant contribution to our community over several decades. Today, changing demographics and models of care mean the organisation will be better able to advocate for a stronger community by transitioning to a new name that supports our mission and enables us to better serve all generations and meet the emerging needs of the Greek-speaking community.”Mr Spiliotis highlighted that Pronia means to ‘provide’ or ‘make provision for’ in Greek, but of course it means more than that. Its deeper connotations of ‘care’ and ‘forethought’ lie at the heart of their mission. “Many in our community have always known the organisation by this name and we now look forward to extending our story to colleagues, stakeholders and supporters among the broader community.”CEO Voula Messimeri emphasised that “at its core our organisation, Pronia, stands for the creation of a stronger community that enables individuals to reach their full potential. All existing programs, services and advocacy are embedded within this central aim. It is the job of our new brand, the logo and name, to further reflect and express this aim through our interactions with each other, with our clients, service providers, government and other valued stakeholders.” The legal name of Australian Greek Welfare Society Ltd will remain for the purposes of contracts with government, sub-contractors and other legal requirements. Mr Spiliotis concluded that “from its origins as a vital support system for the first wave of migrants, to supporting the development of a strong community over 44 years in the making, to the present, Pronia is paving the way to develop services and programs and innovate to effectively meet its stated purpose and mission going into the future”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new charitable project, the St Anna Centre for Community and Independent Living has just commenced construction and Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias recently blessed the new parish laying the Foundation Stone under the auspices of the Greek Archdiocese of Australia.Community members and special guests gathered at the Allied Drive site for the blessing service that was followed by community officials’ speeches and a celebratory afternoon tea at the Greek Community Centre in Bundall.The distinguished guest list included Mayor Tom Tate; Councillor Kristyn Boulton; Honorary Consul for Greece in Queensland, Jim Raptis OBE and St Anna President Sandra Voukelatos and her committee. Co-officiating were St Anna’s Parish priest, Fr Roman Stergiou and Fr Lavrentios Pescar from St Paraskevi Parish, Brisbane.Brisbane presidents Michael Anastas, Dr Peter Marendy and Stathi Zambas wera also present as well as founding benefactors of the Community Stamatina Vaggelas and Marika Palyaris who were warmly acknowledged in the main address. Mrs Voukelatos addressed those present explaining that the Parish had always dreamed of building a charitable project that would assist people within the city expressing her gratitude to the Gold Coast City Council.“Firstly, this dream would not have commenced without the generous gift of land given lease hold by the Gold Coast City Council to the Greek Community and, as you will see around you, to other communities and charitable organisations,” she said.“We thank them for this generosity which has allowed many communities to benefit and assist those in need. “Secondly, we are enormously grateful to Jim, Helen and Evan Raptis who have so generously donated the cost of this first building. Their enormous continuing contributions to the life of the Greek Orthodox Community of St Anna cannot be overstated. They continue to deepen the life of the Greek people here and the life of our city in general,” she concluded.The Raptis family donation allows the commencement of this major project completely free of debt.In its entirety, the project will eventually have 40 units that will be made available at a moderate rent to financially disadvantaged and vulnerable people within the Gold Coast. The first building will be ready for its tenants early in 2018 and will consist of seven individual units. Mr Raptis responded by outlining the plight of people who through family breakdown, illness or loss of a job find it difficult to find somewhere they can afford to live, while paying bills, groceries and medical expenses.“The Greek community through this project will play a part in helping those in need and those who are vulnerable,” he stressed.“My family is honoured to springboard such a worthy project that will be ongoing, multiplying the good within the city.”
Pollution : les vaisseaux oculaires révèlent ses effets sur le coeurUne étude publiée hier révèle que des photographies numériques des micro-artères du fond de l’oeil permettent d’observer directement comment les vaisseaux sanguins, similaires, qui irriguent le coeur, se contractent sous l’effet de la pollution de l’air.Des personnes en bonne santé exposées à de hauts niveaux de pollution subissent un rétrécissement des artérioles de la rétine, signe d’un risque plus élevé de maladies cardiovasculaires, à en croire une étude parue hier dans PloS Medicine, aux Etats-Unis.À lire aussiGlaucome : définition, traitement, symptômes, de quoi s’agit-il ?Celle-ci a duré deux ans et a été menée auprès de 4.607 participants âgés de 45 à 84 ans, n’ayant aucun antécédent de maladie cardiaque. Cette étude est la première à examiner les effets de la pollution sur les vaisseaux de très petite taille chez l’homme. Les chercheurs ont ainsi mesuré les niveaux de particules fines en suspension dans l’air chez ces personnes avant d’effectuer un examen du fond de l’oeil. Examen qui sert à évaluer l’exposition à court terme à la pollution.L’étude montre alors que parmi ces personnes, celles qui ont été exposées durant de courtes périodes à de l’air faiblement pollué avaient des micro-vaisseaux sanguins équivalents à ceux d’une personne de trois ans plus âgée.Mais celles qui ont été exposées à de l’air fortement polluée avaient les micro-vaisseaux de quelqu’un plus vieux de sept ans ! Selon les auteurs de cette étude, cela se traduirait par un “accroissement de 3% des maladies cardiaques chez ces personnes par rapport à celles vivant dans un air moins pollué”.Ces micro-vaisseaux ont un diamètre comparable à un cheveu humain. S’ils se serrent même d’un centième, cela peut avoir des conséquences importantes sur la santé du coeur, concluent les auteurs de l’étude.Le 1 décembre 2010 à 16:21 • Emmanuel Perrin
Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Related Items:#magneticmedianews, bahamas, Reopen, schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 9, 2017 – Nassau – Based on advice from the MET Office, The Ministry of Education in the Bahamas have made the following announcements:Teachers and administrators on the island have been given the ‘all clear’ by the National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas MET Office. They are asked to report to work on September 11 at the regularly scheduled time.The only exceptions being the islands where evacuations have taken place.Students should return to school on Tuesday, September 12. Again, with the exceptions being the islands where evacuations have taken place.Hurricane warnings are still in effect for Bimini and Grand Bahama, therefore schools on those islands will remain closed until further notice.The Ministry of Education says it is taking the necessary precautions to make sure students and staff are fit to return to school.
The International Food Information Council is taking a look at where food comes from and highlighting the benefits of modern production and technology in a new YouTube video.Click here to watch the video that leaves viewers with an understanding of why modern food production and technology are necessary to feed not only a growing population but their next door neighbor who may be food insecure.
Rep. Lindsey Holmes speaks to reporters during a House Majority press availability, Feb. 27, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)West Anchorage Republican Lindsey Holmes will not be running for reelection to the Alaska House of Representatives.Holmes has served eight years in the Legislature, six of them as a Democrat. She switched parties after her last election, and then became the target of a recall campaign. She says that while the criticism was difficult, that’s not her primary motive for leaving office. “I never went into this planning to be somebody who was down there forever,” says Holmes. “And after eight years, I came home, and I just wanted to be home more.”Holmes says that while the decision to change parties proved difficult at points, she is happy with the work she did with the House Majority Caucus as part of its moderate wing. She does not have firm plans for the future, but she plans to help Anchorage Republican Mia Costello in the race for her district’s Senate seat and that she would like to get involved with the Vote No on 1 campaign to defeat the oil tax referendum.Holmes confirms she is retiring from politics the day after the Anchorage Superior Court handed down a decision related to her recall. Judge Gregory Miller upheld a ruling by the Division of Elections that there were not sufficient grounds for a recall against Holmes. Judge Miller also rejected the argument that the statutes governing recalls were overly burdensome.Wigi Tozzi is the West Anchorage district chair for the Democratic Party, and he argued the case for the recall campaign. He says they will not be appealing the decision now that Holmes is retiring.“The voters stood up, and for two years – essentially two years – for an entire term, made it very clear that they were unhappy and that they weren’t going to put up with that,” says Holmes. “If you want to find out if your district has a mandate, then you should run again. And she’s not running.”Matt Claman, a former Anchorage assemblyman, will be running for the West Anchorage House seat as a Democrat. There are no Republicans in the race yet.Holmes won the race as a Democrat in 2012 by ten points, with 55 percent of the vote.
The 2,000 body cameras already deployed will stay in use. But distribution has been paused while the city considers options after complaints about battery life. Ray Hunt is president of the Houston Police Officers Union. “Well, it’s not surprising in that we have a new mayor, we have a new police chief, we have a new district attorney — that these folks want to make sure that we’re getting our best bang for our buck. It’ll just be any additional implementation of additional body cameras until they make sure this is the vendor, this is the technology and this is the storage type that we want to utilize.” Hunt says the union supports the concept of body cams, once the battery issue can be resolved. “We haven’t had as many complaints from the newer cameras brought to us by WatchGuard. But the earlier body cameras, they were cutting out after six or seven hours.” Houston signed a five-year deal with WatchGuard in 2015 for $6.3 million. Specifications have to be re-written, because Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo wants a feature that would automatically activate the camera. There have been instances of officers around the country not turning on their cameras before shootings. Companies now offer cameras that begin recording when an officer pulls his or her gun or when emergency lights or sirens are turned on. WatchGuard says the auto-activation feature wasn’t included in the city’s original request. X 00:00 /01:09 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen
The D.C. Board of Elections posted its Jan. 5 listing of the D.C. Council hopefuls for Wards 4 and 8. The winners of the April 28 special election will replace D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in Ward 4 and the late D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry who represented Ward 8.The listing shows there are 17 candidates seeking to replace Bowser, including labor attorney and Ward 4 advisory neighborhood commissioner Renee L. Bowser (no relation to Muriel Bowser), who ran for the seat in 2012. Other candidates include the mayor’s preference for the position, former D.C. Council staffer Brandon Todd; commissioner and D.C. NAACP leader Douglass Sloan; and commissioners Ron Austin and Acqunetta Anderson.Todd reportedly raised $50,000 since declaring his candidacy in December. Todd said he is ready for the race, no matter who runs. “I’m going to work hard,” he said. “I’m going to knock on every door in Ward 4.”Candidates also filing in the Ward 4 race include Leon T. Andrews Jr., Gwenellen Corley-Bowman, Chrysanthe A. Courniotes, Judi Jones, Lydia I. Little, Bruce Morrison, Edwin W. Powell, Pedro Rubio Jr., Glova Scott, Vannie Taylor III, Bobvala Tengen and Robert J. Whitaker Sr.Ward 8 residents, dealing with the sudden death of Barry in November, will have a field of 23 candidates to evaluate for the council seat. The latest, and perhaps the most intriguing, candidate is Marion C. Barry, son of the late councilman.Christopher Barry entered the race on Jan. 5. In a tweet to supporters and the media, he said,“It’s official. I’m running for Ward 8 council member. Ward 8 the legacy continues. I’m energized, let’s go.”Natalie Williams, president of the Ward 8 Democrats, an advisory neighborhood commissioner, and a candidate for the seat in 2012, is running. LaRuby May, a civic activist in the Congress Heights neighborhood and a strong Bowser supporter in 2014, is mounting a campaign with many of the mayor’s supporters including ward businessman Phineas Jones and former D.C. Council members Arrington Dixon, Sandy Allen, and Edye Whittington.Sheila Bunn, former deputy chief of staff to Mayor Vincent Gray, is a candidate along with former Ward 8 D.C. Board of Education member Trayon White, longtime Ward 8 activist and former D.C. Taxicab Commission member Sandra “S.S.” Seegars, former D.C. Statehood Representative Nate Bennett Fleming, D.C. voting rights activist and radio talk show host Eugene D. Kinlow, and anti-violence activist Jauhar Abraham.Advisory neighborhood commissioners Greta Fuller, Anthony Muhammad, and Karlene Armstead are also candidates for the Ward 8 seat with former commissioner Darrell Danny Gaston. Stuart Anderson, Milton Bell, Wallace Haith, Dennis Harvey, Edwina J. Montague, Keita Vanterpool, Leonard Watson Sr., Angela White (Narain), David J. White, and Ron Williams are activists who have shown interest in representing the ward.As of Jan. 7, the race for the Ward 8 council seat was reduced from 23 to 21, with Harvey and Williams dropping out. Harvey dropped out to support Chris Barry. Williams said he might run for the seat in 2016.Candidates in both wards must submit their petitions to the elections board by 5 p.m. on Jan. 28.
Update: As pointed out by several people, the images used by Apple in the patent filing are just examples of existing controllers, not the actual design they intend to use. If Apple does come out with a gaming controller in the future, we can expect it to look distinctly “Apple-like” and in keeping with the rest of its devices.Apple has revealed a new patent, a gaming controller that looks almost identical to a PlayStation DualShock controller. And if this patent becomes an actual controller, Apple could soon be tapping into the core gaming market.The patent was originally filed for in March and the controller will be used with iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV. The Apple TV in itself could become a gaming console in the future, and with this new controller gamers might view it as a serious alternative to a PS3, Wii or Xbox 360 under their TV.Although the image above shows the controller having a cable, the patent details a wireless connection using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Many different gadgets already exist to turn your iPhone and iPad into classic games systems, with the iCade range being the most well-known. But a proper DualShock-style controller could turn the gaming market on its head. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo would have to step up their game in order to make sure Apple doesn’t become a serious competitor in their own back yard, just like the Ouya console is threatening to do.Of course, this patent may never become a reality and even if this controller did, it’s likely a few design changes would have to be made to make it look a lot less like a PlayStation peripheral.It’s unlikely Apple will try to seriously compete with the core console games market, but I’m sure many Apple fans would jump at the chance to play games “properly” on their TV rather than tapping a touchscreen and covering part of the action in the process.View the patent (PDF), via GamesIndustry.biz
In a world full of people listening to songs on tiny little AirPods and watching movies with weak laptop audio, sometimes you just want a speaker that delivers an oppressive amount of sound. And while it’s not cheap or light, the JBL PartyBox 300 Bluetooth speaker packs the power that you’re looking for. Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerGeek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet Geek Pick: HP Sprocket 2 Is a Perfect Portable Photo PrinterGeek Pick: Apple AirPods 2 Let You Take Your Beats On The GoGeek Pick: Dell XPS 13 Leads Dell’s Computex 2019 Lineup The first thing you’ll notice is the sheer size of this boy. It’s a party box, not a solo box. The $450 speaker weighs 35 pounds, is a foot wide and deep, and is over two feet tall. The 18-hour battery takes five hours to charge. It has handles but our original reviewer wished it had wheels, too.AdChoices广告Fortunately, that bulk is put to good use. After pairing the PartyBox 300 to your Bluetooth device, it delivers sound potentially loud enough to flood entire homes with maintaining solid audio quality including deep bass in perennial PCMag test track “Silent Shout” by The Knife. You can adjust the different settings depending on if you’re singing karaoke or plugging in a musical instrument to use the speaker as an amp. For that last one though you’ll need your own cables and an adapter for an XLR mic.The booming tunes are the star of the show. But since the PartyBox 300 is so big it’s nice that the included LED lights make it a visually interesting part of the party as well. The lights wrap around speaker and can rhythmically pulse in all sorts of different customizable colors and patterns. What is this, a speaker for gamers?For more on the JBL PartyBox 300 check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more cool speakers check out the Marshall Stanmore II Voice and this Ikea/Sonic speaker/lamp.More on Geek.com: Stay on target