Industry experts to train students to develop employability skills

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) is adopting industry partnership model in a number of courses to guarantee job for the students.Professionals from industries will be giving the training and after completion of the courses will directly engage the students in various projects. “We have come up with a new extension campus at Bankura and there we are offering degree course in Animation and Media Science. Work for the post production of films have started shifting from Mumbai and South Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIndia to Kolkata as the cost is much less here. We want our students to cater to the demand of the industry,” said Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of Makaut. It may be mentioned that Bollywood films are very much in demand in foreign countries too and the turnover of Bollywood industry is much higher than that of Hollywood. Maitra said that the university is coming up with a new technology of Photo Realistic Animation at its campus in Haringhata , Nadia. ” The modern animation films like the Lion King or the Jungle Book has this new technology which add to the visual element,” he said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Maitra, digital content is very much in demand nowadays with mobile users remaining hooked to their cell phones. As per latest reports, 90 crores people in the country have access to smartphones and Indians on an average spend three hours a day with their mobile. Telecom experts have stated that this will go up to 5 hours a day in the coming years. Makaut is following the same industry model in their degree course in hotel management that is being imparted in Salt Lake. The students are being subjected to real life training at a reputed hotel chain so that they get employed after the course. The university conducts a Combined Entrance Test (CET) for admission in these courses and students after passing their higher secondary or equivalent examination will have to clear the examination for admission in the courses. Both the courses come at a total cost of around 2 lakhs and the university has already tied up with a nationalized bank which is ready to provide educational loan. “We are gradually working upon introducing this model in more and more courses that are offered by us,” Maitra said.last_img read more

CSC to train one lakh youth in core technologies for one year

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major move, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Friday signed an agreement with Common Services Centers (CSC) to help upskill one lakh young professionals in core technologies over the next year.Under the pact, IEEE will work through CSCs across the country to train the young professionals in skills that align with the government’s Digital India initiative, which in turn will spur jobs in the emerging fields of building or managing data networks and Internet of Things (IoT), the CSC said in its statement. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The aim of this agreement is to jointly create jobs and bridge the digital divide. IEEE Blended Learning Program (BLP) aims to upskill 1 lakh young professionals across the country in the emerging areas of technology such as the Internet of Things and building Wi-Fi community networks,” said Harish Mysore, senior director IEEE India Operations. On the occasion, CEO of CSC Dinesh Tyagi said, “The BLP certificate programmes are developed in conjunction with industry leaders and vetted by experts to ensure their effectiveness in content and learning experience.” “It is backed by micro-learning modules, application modules and data analytics, ultimately leading to an IEEE certificate, which aims at bridging the skills gap between academic learning and industry needs,” he said.last_img read more

Moroccos Richest Businessman Wants to Build Africas Tallest Tower in Rabat

Rabat – Morocco’s richest businessman, Othman Benjelloune, is said to be planning to build the highest tower in Africa in the heart of Rabat.French-speaking magazine Economie & Entreprises reported on Thursday that Othman Benjelloune, who was recently ranked by Forbes as the richest man in Morocco for the third year in row, is planning to invest more than MAD 1 billion ($100 million USD) in the construction of a 200-meter tower in Rabat.The tower, which is expected to be the largest in Africa, will be built in a very strategic place in Rabat near the the Bou Regreg River, which runs into the Atlantic Ocean between the cities of Rabat and Salé. The building will comprise of 46 stories and house smart offices equipped with the latest technologies. The tower will also include upscale residential complexes and restaurants.Earlier this week, Forbes magazine ranked Othman Benjelloune the richest man in Morocco in its annual billionaires list, with a net worth of $1.9 billion.Othman Benjelloun made his fortune in the insurance sector and banking with “Les Assurances Al Watania” and BMCE. With his company, Finance.Com, he expands his activity in the telecommunications, air transport, and information technology industries. read more

Bell Medias new streaming service Project Latte snaps up Seinfeld

TORONTO — Serenity now — “Seinfeld” is headed to Bell Media’s new streaming video service.The company said Friday that it had struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the Canadian exclusive subscription streaming rights for the classic sitcom.Bell Media made the announcement while revealing its comedy slate for its new streaming video service “Project Latte.”All nine seasons of the show about nothing will be available on “Project Latte,” along with every episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Frasier,” “Cheers” and “Corner Gas.”The service will also feature current comedies including “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Millers” and “Spun Out,” as well as Comedy Central shows including “Inside Amy Schumer” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.”The deal marks the first time “Seinfeld” will be available on a North American streaming video on demand platform.“Project Latte” is set to launch later this year and is designed to be available to all TV providers. So far, the service will be offered to Telus Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV and Bell Aliant FibreOP TV subscribers via set-top box, as well as via the web, game consoles and smart TVs.Bell Media has previously announced the service will feature the entire off-air library of HBO programming including “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Sex and the City,” as well as the whole catalogue of Monty Python shows and movies.Shaw Media and Rogers Media launched their streaming video service, Shomi, earlier this month.The Canadian Press read more

Thailand Ban urges respect of democratic principles as army imposes martial law

“The Secretary-General is closely following the latest developments in Thailand, where the army declared martial law [today],” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.According to news reports, months of unrest have again erupted into protests in Thailand. Protests began in late 2013, with demonstrators calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration and implementation of anti-corruption reforms. On May 7, Ms. Shinawatra reportedly was removed from Government after a ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court. Today’s statement says that Mr. Ban has consistently called on all sides to work together to seek a solution to the prolonged political stalemate through constructive dialogue.“The way to secure Thailand’s peace and prosperity is through full respect for democratic principles and engagement in democratic processes,” the statement continues, and adds: “The Secretary-General urges all sides to exercise utmost restraint, refrain from any violence and fully respect human rights.” read more

Signage volunteers to aid with campus construction detours

Dozens of new signs placed around the University, as well as volunteers directing those new to Brock, are expected to help students navigate the major construction underway on campus.A number of measures have been put in place to assist with the influx of foot traffic set to return to Brock beginning with Sunday’s Move-In Day event.Large maps indicating detours around the Brock LINC construction project in front of Schmon Tower and the Goodman School of Business expansion project will be on display in front of Welch Hall, near the bus drop-off area, Student-Alumni Centre and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Additional signage will be found throughout campus, including floor stickers with arrows to direct foot traffic along the recommended detour routes.For anyone who needs additional assistance, trained student ambassadors wearing ‘Ask Me’ buttons — part of the BrockU4U campaign — will be stationed in various areas and on the lookout for people to help.A portion of the Schmon Tower lobby, available through the Learning Commons, will be made accessible on Tuesday to permit access to the Tower elevators. An additional route to the elevators from the Thistle Complex will open in the near future.  The detours are intended to “make circulation and access to Brock facilities as simple and clear as possible while maintaining safety for everyone around the construction sites,” said Project Manager Scott Roper. “Detours will continue for the entire project due to limitations of the site.”To stay up to date with future closures that may limit routes around campus, visit brocku.ca/detours.The next phase of the LINC construction will see structural steel installed.“Once the steel arrives, people will be able to get a better idea of how much this is going to change the face of the campus,” Roper said. “Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding while we make such grand improvements to the University.”For assistance with detour routes, contact the Welcome Desk at the Brock Card Office at 905-688-5550 x4636 or refer to the Facilities Management website. If you have accessibility concerns related to the construction work, contact Christopher Lytle at clytle@brocku.ca or 905-688-5550 x5454. read more

New nuclear grade boric acid developed by Borax Argentina

first_imgOrocobre subsidiary Borax Argentina has developed a new chemical product and earlier this month made the first shipment of boric acid HPN (High Purity Nuclear) Grade to a customer in Brazil. Boric acid HPN is a new refined chemical product developed by Borax Argentina over the last six months with characteristics of high purity (greater than 99.9%) and low levels of key impurities such as iron, sodium, chlorine, sulphur. Heavy metal levels are less than 1 ppm. The high boric acid content and low impurity levels makes the product suitable for use in nuclear power plants. Boric acid is used in nuclear power plants to slow down the rate at which fission is occurring.The development of this new product reinforces the inherent flexibility in the Borax Argentina operation and highlights the ability of the business to produce new specialist high specification products for high value niche markets. Boric acid HPN will form an integral part of the product portfolio as Borax Argentina becomes more geographically diverse by growing its presence in key international markets. This follows on from the recent development of a high grade hydroboracite product for the agriculture market. Richard Seville, Managing Director of Orocobre said “this is another great example of innovation by the Borax Argentina business and fits with our strategy to expand sales into new markets and new geographical regions”. Orocobre, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, is building a substantial Argentinian-based industrial minerals company through the construction and operation of its portfolio of lithium, potash and boron projects and facilities in the Puna region of northern Argentina. It is building in partnership with Toyota Tsusho Corp the first large–scale, greenfield brine based lithium project in 20 years at its flagship Salar de Olaroz resource, with projected production of 17,500 t/y of low-cost battery grade lithium carbonate scheduled to commence in Q2 2014. The company also wholly-owns Borax Argentina, an important regional borate producer.last_img read more

Study Humans Are Pushing Elephants Out of Their Natural Habitat

Study Humans Are Pushing Elephants Out of Their Natural Habitat

first_imgStay on target Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant, Then Eaten by LionsWatch: Firefighters Use Crane to Hoist Elephant Back to Her Feet Humans must be better neighbors to elephants, or the majestic mammals may soon go the way of the Dodo.African elephants face a range of threats: Poaching, habitat loss, human conflict, and climate change have contributed to a 60 percent decline in population since 1970.And considering the limited resources available for conservation, that number is likely to increase.Scientists from the University of Reading, in collaboration with the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, last week published a study highlighting the impact of habitat loss on elephants in southern Kenya.The good news is: humans can play a key role in limiting this threat.“More greenhouse gas emissions may bring more rainfall to this part of Africa, which would actually increase the food available to elephants,” lead study author Vicky Boult, from the University’s Department of Meteorology, said in a statement. “Habitat loss, however, will reduce the area, and thus the food.“The priority in protecting these elephants will be to prevent their habitats being converted into human-dominated landscapes, so that elephants have continued access to food there,” she added.Elephant numbers in Africa have fallen from an estimated 1 million in 1970 to about 400,000 in 2016—mostly thanks to poaching and conflict.The continent’s human population, meanwhile, has doubled to 1 billion since 1982, and is expected to double again by 2050.More people means more taking of land and resources from the local wildlife; elephants, University of Reading said, are constantly being pushed into isolated spaces, where food and shelter is often scarce.“Humans must be better neighbors to elephants to allow this to happen,” Boult urged. “And initiatives must be introduced and funded to help people share space with elephants better.”Moving forward, the team plans to improve their model, taking into consideration the fact that elephants move seasonally, and may avoid some food-rich areas due to lack of water and shade or perceived risks.They will also further investigate how climate change could affect these landscapes.“It is important to note … that there will be winners and losers of climate change,” Boult said. “While Amboseli’s elephants may fare well, elephants elsewhere in Africa may see the climate become drier and their food availability decline.”Read the full paper in the journal Conservation Science and Practice.More on Geek.com:Rhino Poacher Reportedly Killed by Elephant, Then Eaten by LionsFirefighters Use Crane to Hoist Elephant Back to Her FeetTwo Youngest Elephants at Indianapolis Zoo Die a Week Apartlast_img read more

Main event for 1211 NXT live special announced

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta WhatsApp On last night’s 11/20 WWE NXT, it was announced that the main event of the 12/11 “NXT TakeOver: R Evolution” live special on the WWE Network will be NXT Champion Adrian Neville defending the NXT Title against Sami Zayn. If Zayn does not win the title, Zayn stated in a promo that he will walk away from NXT. WWE.com: NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Sami ZaynRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle Facebook Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Videos Articles Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 4/1/19 (Stephanie McMahon’s to make WrestleMania announcement) Cesaro Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next RAW Preview: Stephanie to make WrestleMania announcement, Live RAW Post-Show Videos Articles Pinterestlast_img read more

Tissot stepping down after a decade as historical museum director

first_imgThe Clark County Historical Museum, 1911 Main St., has operated in Vancouver’s 1909 Carnegie Library since 1964.Susan Tissot, who has been executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum for 10.5 years, will leave in May for a job in California.Tissot will become executive director of the Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation in Eureka, Calif.The move results from several personal and family factors coming into alignment, Tissot said Wednesday afternoon.She will join husband Brian Tissot, who left the faculty of Washington State University Vancouver to become director of Humboldt State University’s marine laboratory in Trinidad, Calif.“It’s an opportunity for my husband. Our son is graduating (from high school), and we will be empty-nesters this summer. The time is right for a big change,” she said.“I do have a personal philosophy,” Tissot continued. “I’ve been here 101/2 years. No nonprofit should have the same executive director for 20 years. You need new blood, fresh eyes. It’s a healthy move for the historical society. My successor will come in the door and take it to the next level.”Tissot was hired by the Clark County Historical Museum in September 2003 after 31/2 years as exhibits and public program coordinator at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso.last_img read more

Threefifths of staff at Slug and Lettuce Walkabout and more enrol in

Threefifths of staff at Slug and Lettuce Walkabout and more enrol in

first_imgMore than three-fifths (63%) of hourly-paid staff at pub group Stonegate Pubs, which operates 772 UK venues under brands that include Be At One, Slug and Lettuce and Walkabout, have enrolled to use a new flexible pay benefit since its launch in April 2019.The financial benefit, provided by Wagestream in partnership with Fourth, was implemented for Stonegate Pubs’ 12,500 hourly-paid employees in April 2019, as part of its wider retention and recruitment strategy.The new benefit aims to help employees improve their financial health and reduce money-related stress.The flexible pay service enables staff to access and draw down a percentage of their earned wages on any day of the month prior to their scheduled payday for a flat fee of £1.75. The benefit is not a loan, so no interest is charged on the transaction.Employees are also able to access budgeting advice, for example to help them understand their payslip, as well as financial welfare support, offered in conjunction with The Money Charity and the Money Advice Service, via the Wagestream mobile app.Since its introduction in April 2019, 6,000 of the organisation’s employees have made at least one pay transfer.Tim Painter, HR director at Stonegate Pubs, said: “Our employees have had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the introduction of this service.“Getting early access to money [employees] have already earned, that to all intents and purposes [belongs to staff], seems so simple, but this is a real revolution in pay that is already making it easier to recruit and retain staff.”last_img read more

When Should You Call 911 About A Bear Sighting

When Should You Call 911 About A Bear Sighting

first_imgSelinger: “The Bears are going to be looking for fish as well, keep your property picked up and minimize attractants that might bring bears into a neighborhood. Keep your eyes up when you’re out there recreating.” Police say most bear sightings don’t need to be called in to 911. But police do want to hear about bears that are aggressive, sick, injured, orphaned or rummaging through trash. Jeff Selinger, Kenai Peninsula Area Biologist:  “Bears are out moving around so you know pick up the garbage and the trash around the houses and minimize the potential of having a negative encounter with bears by being aware when you’re out in the woods.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department Game and Fish wants to warn the public that bears are on the move and to be “Bear Aware”. However, Police are urging people to stop calling emergency lines to report non-emergency bear sightings. Police say if people see a brown bear in town, they still should call 911 since that is more rare.last_img read more

Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs

Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs

first_img Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Facebook Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs karol-g-crowned-best-new-artist-2018-latin-grammys 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Email Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win The 2018 nominees for Best New Artist at the Latin GRAMMYs were filled with plenty of other talented artists as well. The other nominees included 15-year-old Regional Mexican singer Angela Aguilar, Brazilian jazz-influenced singer Anaadi, Columbian alt-rock group LosPetitFellas, Mexican R&B-infused singer Nana Mendoza and Chilean singer/songwriter Benjamín Walker. The group also had Mexican indie-musician El David Aguilar, Dominican artist Álex Ferreira, young traditional Mexican singer Christian Nodal and Colombo-Venezuelan Latin folk artist Claudia Prieto. Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063245033002827776 Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImagecenter_img The 27-year-old rising star took to the stage beaming ear-to-ear with her father to receive her award from GRAMMY-nominee Halsey. She shared her gratitude for being recognized for her music and the hard work she’s put into it over the last five years. In 2013 she released “Amor De Dos” with Nicky Jam, which put her on the map in her native Colombia, and since then has grown her audience globally. She released her debut album Unstoppable on Oct. 27, 2017 and has continued to release hot collabs with artists like fellow current Latin GRAMMY-nominees Bad Bunny and Maluma. This year she was also nominated for Best Urban Song for “Mi Cama.” Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The rising queen of reggaeton takes home her first Latin GRAMMY Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 6:31 pm The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards have crowned Karol G as Best New Artist, giving the Colombian reggaeton artist her first win ever. The category is one of the most anticipated of the night.  Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards: 19 Things You Didn’t KnowRead more Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol G Crowned Best New Artist At The 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Twitter Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:40 pm Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star News RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Prev Next RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Businesses want more recreation at Tongass National Forest

first_imgA group of 49 business owners in Southeast Alaska wants the federal government to put more money into recreation opportunities at the Tongass National Forest.The Juneau Empire reports the group sent a letter in May asking lawmakers to consider the Tongass’ recreation program when Forest Service funding is appropriated.The group says the recreation budget has dropped 42 percent in the last six years.Montana-based research firm Headwater Economics released a report in November saying the Tongass is spending more on its timber program than recreation.Juneau Economic Development Council Director Brian Holst says the House and Senate had been expected to act on a Forest Service budget proposal this week.He said the state needs improved access to recreation opportunities for its tourism industry to grow.last_img read more

IS admits its leader Baghdadi dead

IS admits its leader Baghdadi dead

first_imgThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.Russia’s defence ministry said in June that it might have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of Islamic State commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical.Reuters could not independently verify Baghdadi’s death.“(We have) confirmed information from leaders, including one of the first rank, in the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor,” the director of the British-based war monitoring group Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.Baghdadi’s death had been announced many times before but the Observatory has a track record of credible reporting on Syria’s civil war.Abdulrahman said Observatory sources in Syria’s eastern town of Deir al-Zor had been told by Islamic State sources that Baghdadi had died “but they did not specify when”.Iraqi and Kurdish officials did not confirm his death. The US Department of Defence said it had no immediate information corroborate Baghdadi’s death.Islamic State-affiliated websites and social media feeds have not carried any news regarding the leader’s possible death.The death of Baghdadi, who declared a caliphate from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, would be one of the biggest blows yet to the jihadist group, which is trying to defend shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq.last_img read more

Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For 200K Program

Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For 200K Program

first_imgwikimedia commonsTwo black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.The men and their lawyer told The Associated Press the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident.“We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see,” said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested. “It’s not a right-now thing that’s good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time.”The arrest of Rashon Nelson and Robinson on April 12 touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial profiling. They were led away in handcuffs and accused of trespassing after the manager called police, saying the men refused to buy anything or leave. After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.Their arrest record will be expunged as part of the deal.The men said they were waiting at the coffee shop in the city’s well-to-do Rittenhouse Square neighborhood for a business meeting with a third man about a potential real estate opportunity.“I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city and put us under a national spotlight for unwanted reasons.”The entrepreneur program will be for Philadelphia public high school students.Nelson said he considers the incident a case of being at “the wrong place at the right time because of the outcome that can come out of it.”Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, at first defended his officers’ conduct, but days later issued a televised apology for the way the Starbucks call was handled.During the uproar, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came to Philadelphia to apologize to the men. He also announced that more than 8,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. would close on the afternoon of May 29 so nearly 175,000 employees can get training in unconscious bias. Sharelast_img read more

How a Study Abroad Program Led 2 College Entrepreneurs to a New

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » This story appears in the June 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Michael Jacobs traveled to Bangalore, India, in the summer of 2012 to participate in a study-abroad program through the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona. As part of his program, he attended networking events and toured local businesses. A senior in business management, Jacobs hoped to maintain the relationships he formed, but when attempting to connect online with the people he had met, he encountered a problem.”I couldn’t spell their names, and that made it impossible to find them on social networks,” he recalls. While working toward their target of 100,000 downloads, the partners are exploring several revenue models, including accepting ads and offering a premium version of the app.”Michael and Hector have been quick to embrace the notion that it’s not just about a cool idea as much as having the ability to focus on doing the work to make it viable,” explains Jane E. Robbins, senior lecturer with the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.Since launching SociaLink, the team has added a new function that allows users to connect via e-mail with those who don’t have the app. Jacobs and Rosales are hoping to raise $10,000 to upgrade the app, introduce an Android version and increase their marketing efforts.”It has changed the way we’re networking, and we want to spread that message to the world,” Rosales says.”We’re letting our passion guide us to push the product out and make it the best networking resource available.” Jacobs expressed his frustration to another student in his program, finance and economics major Hector Rosales. The pair came up with the idea for SociaLink, an app that uses Bluetooth for instant, in-person connections on multiple social networks simultaneously.Users connect SociaLink to their accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Tumblr. Making connections with another SociaLink user requires hitting the”connect” button and waiting for the other user to accept, linking multiple social networks with that one invitation.Even though they had the idea, Jacobs and Rosales needed help developing their app.”We decided to use the resources around us to our advantage,” Jacobs says. With three weeks to go on their program, the pair interviewed 15 app developers in Bangalore and hired one, paying the $5,000 fee with funds raised through their families.Leading up to the release of the free iPhone app in January, Jacobs and Rosales worked frantically to spread the word about SociaLink. Within two months of its release, the app hit 2,000 downloads.center_img June 30, 2013 3 min read Relationship experts: SociaLink’s Michael Jacobs (left) and Hector Rosales. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The Mevion S250 accelerator, being lifted by a crane as it is delivered to the UF Health Cancer Center. Photo: Orlando Health Nov. 12, 2014 — Mevion Medical Systems will deliver  its Mevion S250 proton therapy superconducting synchrocyclotron accelerator to the University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. The accelerator will treat cancer in adults and children.Proton therapy precisely delivers radiation doses to tumors while sparing much of the surrounding healthy tissue, thus making it ideal for treating pediatric patients, as well as adult cancers in sensitive locations such as near the heart or brain. As Central Florida’s most advanced cancer center, the UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health is the first hospital in the region to install a proton therapy system. Installation of the accelerator will take just a few days, and construction of the proton center is expected to be completed next year.The MEVION S250 is a proton therapy platform. It requires less space and has lower capital and operational costs than traditional systems. Also, it is a flexible solution; any health care organization can install one single-room Mevion proton thereapy system, or as many as they need to treat their patient population.Like the rest of the Mevion S250 system, the accelerator itself is highly advanced, compact, patented technology. Due to its small size, it is the only proton beam cyclotron accelerator that can easily be delivered and installed. Consequently, its journey from Mevion’s Boston area headquarters to Orlando was a simple drive down I-95. Designed and manufactured in the United States, the accelerator delivered to Orlando is one of only six in the entire world.The first Mevion S250 was installed last December at the Kling Center for Proton Therapy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and is already treating more than 20 pediatric and adult cancer patients per day. The system is running with 97% uptime.Five additional Mevion S250s are under installation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Fla.; University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio; and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.For more information: www.mevion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | November 12, 2014 Mevion Medical Systems Delivers Proton Accelerator to UF Health Cancer Center Accelerator is core component of high-tech proton beam therapy system to treat cancer in adults and children News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read morelast_img read more

QF VA apply to renew routes

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Both Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways have submitted commission determinations to Australian regulators to extend allocating capacities due to expire over the next year.In its determination to the International Air Services Commission (IASC), Qantas requested the renewal of flights to the Philippines, Germany and Thailand for an extra five years as well as services to Japan, Italy and Indonesia.Meanwhile Virgin Australia was focused on maintaining its South Pacific and Oceania allocations, requesting to fully utilise allocated capacity for the majority of each season for flights to the Cook Islands for five years from 12 September next year, as well as full capacity to Papua New Guinea for the same period of time from 12 September 2013.Virgin also requested renewal on services to Vanuatu, Tonga, Indonesia and Fiji.Building its business close-to-home, Virgin Australia also unveiled its new partnership with bus operator, Greyhound Australia early yesterday.Click here for more information. last_img read more

Boeing statement on EVA Airways latest intended purchase

Boeing statement on EVA Airways latest intended purchase

first_imgBoeing statement on EVA Airways’ latest intended purchaseBoeing [NYSE:BA] today announced EVA Airways’ intent to purchase up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which is valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices. EVA Airways will join the 787-10 launch customer team and will be one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.Once the deal is finalized, it will be posted on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.“We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing’s newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “EVA Airways has been a valued Boeing customer over the past few decades and we are honored that they continue to introduce new Boeing widebody airplanes into their growing world-class fleet.”EVA Airways continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and these new airplanes will allow the airline to expand into new markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, Oceania and North America.The airline currently operates more than 37 Boeing airplanes in its fleet, including 21 777-300ERs. The 777-300ER is the backbone of EVA Airways’ growing fleet and the carrier is the world’s 8thlargest 777-300ER operator and 4th largest in Asia.With its intent to purchase two additional 777-300ERs as part of this deal, EVA Airways will have unfilled orders for 15 777-300ERs and five 777 Freighters, as well as 24 787-10s – both direct purchased and leased.The 787-10 will be the third and longest member of the super-efficient 787 family. With its greater passenger and cargo capacity, robust range and passenger-pleasing features, the 787-10 will complement EVA’s Boeing widebody fleet while setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics. The 787-10 will be 25 percent better in fuel and emissions than the airplanes it replaces and more than 10 percent better than anything offered by the competition for the future. Fly Eva AirwaysSource = Boeinglast_img read more