Special needs kids onreserve wait longer for medical services

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s an injustice that erupted onto the public scene eight years ago when Jordan River Anderson died in a Winnipeg hospital without ever living with his family in Norway House Cree Nation.The system that was supposed to be changed so that kids don’t ever again fall between teh cracks while governments quarreled over funding.But concerns persist that the changers aren’t happening fast enough.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has this story.last_img

First Nations consulted on 2013 immigration targets as Tories break new ground

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 20, 2012 7:04 pm MDT First Nations consulted on 2013 immigration targets as Tories break new ground OTTAWA – The Conservative government has wrapped up its consultations on next year’s immigration targets by breaking new ground — a precedent-setting sit-down with First Nations.And by meeting with a traditionally disadvantaged group — one that has vocally questioned Canada’s generous immigration policy — the government may be signalling what’s to come in 2013.Rick Dykstra, the parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, met Thursday with representatives of the Assembly of First Nations and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.It was the final consultation as the ministry prepares the immigration target numbers, and their composition, that are expected to be released in November.Dykstra called the meeting “very productive.”“The aboriginal community has a very unique opinion on immigration issues, and not hesitating to talk about the economy at the same time,” he told The Canadian Press in an interview. “So it was very fruitful.”Citizenship and Immigration can find no record of aboriginal communities being consulted on immigration policy, a point that has not been lost on First Nations leaders — some of whom pointedly refer to all non-aboriginal Canadians as immigrants.“It’s a whole new stepping stone for us,” said Dykstra.As for the tenor of the meeting, he said: “I think the general consensus on the actual numbers was to maintain or perhaps move down in terms of what our average has been over the last couple of years.”Every year the federal government consults with various stakeholder groups before setting the following year’s immigration targets in early November.The numbers have remained fairly stable under Conservative and Liberal governments. Total intake in 2011 was almost 250,000 migrants, compared with 262,000 in 2005, the last year under the Liberals.But the makeup of those immigrants is in constant flux. In 2007, Canada accepted just over 66,000 family-class immigrants and 131,000 in the economic class. Last year, the family class comprised only 56,446 while economic immigrants had jumped to 156,121.The Conservative government is also allowing more temporary foreign workers into the country. By last December, there were more than 300,000 such workers, a jump of 50 per cent since 2007.That has prompted some grumbling in First Nations communities.This summer, Betty Ann Lavallee, the national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples — which represents urban natives — said Canada needs to train and employ aboriginal youth, not bring in foreign help.“It’s very important because we are a young generation, we are fast-growing and we are the next labour force for Canada,” said Lavallee.“We do not need to be bringing in immigrants. We are ready and prepared to work. We are a mobile people. We just need a little bit of help.”It is not a new complaint.In 2010 two chiefs in northern Ontario made news when they held an education rally in Sault Ste. Marie that was overtly anti-immigration.“What I say is close the borders,” Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers was quoted telling the rally.“Don’t be bringing 200,000 more foreigners into these lands if you can’t even look after the responsibilities you have to us already.”And in 2005 the Assembly of First Nations examined — and discarded — a resolution to “freeze all immigration coming into Canada until the federal government addresses, commits, and delivers resources to First Nations to improve the housing conditions, education, health and employment in First Nations communities.”Dystra said Thursday’s meeting was not about moratoriums or shutting the door on immigration.“I did not get that message at all,” he said.“There definitely was a leaning toward lowering the numbers, for at least a little while, to assist them in their endeavour to help with youth unemployment.”He said the aboriginal groups are seeking more continuing consultations, including with provincial ministries, as immigration and labour policy becomes entwined. read more

North American markets digest uncertainty over Cyprus bank account tax

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 8:50 am MDT TORONTO – North American markets tried Tuesday to shed concerns that debt troubles in Europe could worsen as Cyprus grapples with financial stability.The small Mediterranean island became the centre of attention with traders this week, as lawmakers of the country rejected a draft bill that would have seized part of residents’ bank deposits in order to qualify for an international bailout.European officials have said that without a bailout, the country’s main banks will collapse and the country could end up having to leave Europe’s joint currency. The instability was compounded by reports that the country’s finance minister Michalis Sarris had resigned from his position, though he later said that was untrue.But the uncertainty had already erased any gains made earlier in the session on both sides of the border.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index decreased 7.89 points to 12,773.87, while the TSX Venture Exchange slid 5.27 points to 1,106.51.The Canadian dollar was down 0.45 of a cent at 97.37 cents US.On Wall Street stocks were mixed as the Dow Jones industrials made a late-session climb to end the day up 3.76 points to 14,455.82.The Nasdaq backed off 8.49 points to 3,229.10 while the S&P 500 index was down 3.76 points to 1,548.34.Cyprus’ troubles translated to concerns about eurozone oil demand with the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipping $1.58 to settle at US$92.16 a barrel.Gold stocks were ahead with April bullion moving up $6.70 to US$1,611.30 an ounce, while May copper fell 2.3 cents to US$3.406 a pound.The consumer discretionary index led the TSX, up 0.8 per cent, after Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) hired Robert Sawyer, a senior executive from the Metro grocery business, to be its next president and chief executive starting next month. The home renovation company’s shares were up four per cent, or 42 cents, to $10.98.In U.S. economic data, the Commerce Department reported that construction started on homes in February at the second-fastest pace in 4 1/2 years. Builders broke ground on new homes last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000, up from 910,000 in January.Statistics Canada reported that wholesale sales rose by 0.3 per cent in January to $49 billion, mainly due to higher sales in computer and communications equipment and supplies. In volume terms, wholesale sales were up 0.5 per cent for the month.And manufacturing sales edged down 0.2 per cent in January to $48 billion — the fourth decline in five months — impacted by weakness in automotive as well as the petroleum and coal product industry.Shares in convenience store owner Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) were down after it reported profits rose to $142.5 million, or 75 cents a share, from $86.8 million, or 48 cents, a year earlier. The stock fell 2.3 per cent, or $1.25, to $54.34.Lululemon (TSX:LLL) shares took a hit after the company said it has yanked its popular black yoga pants from store shelves because the material was too sheer. The company warned of lower than expected sales because of a shortage of the extraordinarily popular clothing items, which make up make up about 17 per cent of all women’s pants and crop pants in its stores.Shares fell 2.6 per cent, or $1.76, to $65.74.Traders’ attention will turn to a two-day meeting of U.S. Federal Reserve that is expected to keep record-low interest rates and other measures in an effort to maintain the momentum of U.S. economic growth. The details will be confirmed through a statement and update on economic forecasts due Wednesday. North American markets digest uncertainty over Cyprus bank account tax read more

Uturns on Global Compact reflect poorly on countries concerned senior UN migration

However, she said that the vast majority of States are still signed up to the initiative: a cooperative non-binding document which is designed to set clear objectives to make migration safe, orderly and regular.  It sets out to address the concerns of signatory governments while reinforcing national sovereignty; and recognizes the vulnerabilities faced by migrants.Ms. Arbour says that, once implemented, it would allow migrants and Member States to prosper: “There is no question that we would see an increase in harvesting the benefits of migration and, very importantly, reducing some of its negative aspects such as irregular migration, with people moving in chaotic, dangerous ways,” she said.“We would see a great improvement on the development aspects, the humanitarian aspect, and all the economic benefits that migration is capable of producing, if it’s well managed, in a cooperative way,” added the former High Commissioner for Human Rights, and senior Canadian judge.Addressing the often-negative discourse surrounding migration, Ms. Arbour said that governmental policies need to be data-driven, and connect with reality: “There are many, many countries in the world today that will need to import a part of their workforce. The demographics are suggesting that if they want to maintain their current economic standards or even grow their economy, they’re going to have to receive well-trained foreigners to meet the labour market demands in their countries,” she said, adding that “to foster a culture of exclusion in such a case, is entirely counterproductive.”The compact is due to be formally adopted at a conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh in December, where Ms. Arbour said that she expects to hear Member States express their intentions to implement the parts that are particularly significant to them, share their commitments, innovative ideas, and forge more partnerships.The conference will also see the launch of the Migration Network, by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. This body, coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will oversee the implementation of the Global Compact for migration, and will involve all UN agencies that include a migration aspect as part of their mandate. Ms. Arbour pointed out that the text was agreed following extensive negotiations – involving all Member States apart from the United States – that lasted for months, during which each country advanced their own interests and extracted concessions from others, adding: “I think it reflects very poorly on those who participated in negotiations…it’s very disappointing to see that kind of reversal so shortly after a text was agreed upon.”On Sunday, Slovakia’s Prime Minister became the latest national leader to announce their withdrawal of support for the Compact, according to news reports. read more

Halls helping hands Ohio States Fickell rewarded by decision to stay with

College football coaches have their play-calling and decision-making skills frequently scrutinized, but first-year Ohio State football head coach Luke Fickell’s decision to stick with junior running back and kick returner Jordan Hall, despite two fumbles, factored heavily into the Buckeyes’ 33-29 win Saturday against then-No.12 Wisconsin. With OSU trailing, 7-3, Hall fumbled a Badgers’ punt as he bent over and braced for a collision with another player in the second quarter. Hall scrambled to recover the ball on the Buckeyes’ 8-yard line. “He caught (that punt) inside the 10,” Fickell said after the game. “I’m not saying those are things we designed up.” Momentum shifted as play continued, and the Buckeyes took a 10-7 lead early in the second half. Hall added to the lead at the 9:26 mark with a two-yard touchdown run. But Hall’s adventurous night as punt returner wasn’t over. A second punt-return fumble by Hall was recovered by Wisconsin redshirt senior defensive back Andrew Lukasko, and led to a 1-yard touchdown run junior back Montee Ball that sliced OSU’s deficit to 17-14. Hall said he was anxious to make a play. “The drops I had, that’s not usual for me,” Hall said. “I’ll be making sure that doesn’t happen again.” Fickell stuck with Hall for the remainder of the game, though, and it paid off. OSU stretched its lead to 26-14 before Badgers’ senior quarterback Russell Wilson connected with sophomore wide receiver Jared Abbrederis for two touchdowns, the second of which gave Wisconsin a 29-26 lead with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter. Senior center Michael Brewster said his first thought after the Badgers retook the lead was that OSU would need a good return on the ensuing kickoff. “We have got to get a good return to help us out,” Brewster said. “At least get in field goal range, at worst.” Hall agreed. “On the return, I knew I just had to make a play to help our offense out,” he said. Hall collected Wisconsin sophomore Alec Lerner’s kick and returned it 42 yards to OSU’s 48-yard line. “After (Hall) got that big return, I knew we would get at least three points,” sophomore receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said of Hall’s return. Just four plays later, freshman quarterback Braxton Miller heaved a 40-yard pass to fellow freshman and receiver Devin Smith who waited in the end zone to collect the pass. The rest is history. Fickell said he wanted the ball in Hall’s hands. “Just because (Hall) makes a mistake here or there, he doesn’t make them often,” Fickell said. “We’re going to stick with him.” Hall said the win was big for OSU, (5-3, 2-2) which improved its position in the Big Ten Leaders Division standings. “It (the win) will give us more confidence,” Hall said. “It’s up to us. Time to get back to work.” OSU returns to work Saturday against Indiana at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

NTMA grabs €500m from markets

first_imgIRELAND HAS MADE another visit to the international money markets, with the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) raising €500m in short term cash this morning.The treasury bills, or T-bills, will be repaid after three months. The indicative premium on the payback is around 0.20 per cent, although this is calculated as if the money were to be repaid after a year. The actual interest cost will be less than this.The short term money raised this morning is the latest in a series of fundraising exercises that have been completed since Ireland first returned to the short term money markets in July 2012. The yield on the short term bonds has fallen to its current level from 1.80 per cent at the first auction.High demandDemand for the bonds amounted to €1.902bn in bids lodged, some 3.8 times the amount on offer.This mornings fundraising is separate from a target of around €8bn that the NTMA has set to raise from the markets in long term money this year. Those funds will only be repaid after ten years.The auctions are usually held on the third Thursday of the month for around €500m. Targets for the auctions can rise as high as €1bn, but it is thought that the NTMA will restrict their ambitions to sales of €500m for the forseeable future.Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt>Bond sale marks ‘normalisation’ of Ireland>last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Thursday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news… A seven-week-old Labrador, with her sisters and brothers who fell asleep after playing around at the launch of a pioneering programme involving the Prison Service and charity Dogs for the Disabled. More details at www.dogsforthedisabled.ie. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandIRISH A report into the CRC found that the organisation set up its charitable arm just to get as much money as possible from the HSE.The Taoiseach said a Fianna Fáil deputy writing to a judge was a “direct intervention in the administration of justice“.Alan Shatter blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’.The first meeting of the banking inquiry took place.Jereon Dijsselbloem said that while retroactive recapitalisation of Irish banks was possible, it was politically “difficult”. [RTÉ News]Siptu announced that ambulance crews are to be balloted for industrial action.The Police Ombudsman found no evidence that the RUC was involved in an attack on Gerry Adams in 1984.A motorcyclist died in a crash in Dublin.The jobs of 160 workers at a quarry are in limbo after the plant entered receivership.Paying back the state is the ‘constant focus’ of AIB, the bank’s chairman said.WORLD A couple sunbathe on Broadstairs beach in Kent, the United Kingdom. Source: Chris Radburn/PA Wire#CAMBODIA: The number of workers fleeing Thailand soared to more than 200,000. [AFP]#GERMANY: A potholer trapped 3,300ft underground for 12 days was rescued. [BBC News]#IRAQ: The United States said it could deploy as many as 300 military advisers to help the Iraqi army.#UKRAINE: Separatists and Ukrainian troops continued fighting after a ceasefire was refused. [Reuters]#UNITED STATES: An 89-year-old was arrested for alleged war crimes as a teenage Nazi guard at Auschwitz.INNOVATION Blackberry surprised everyone by making a profit.It was almost the end of life as we know it – Facebook was down for a while.PARTING SHOTResearchers have recorded bats singing in a similar way to songbirds. Listen to their calls here. [Science]Originally published 9pmcenter_img A Canadian court ordered Google to remove all links relating to a specific company.Doubt was cast on a study of gravitational waves, previously said to be the discovery of the century. [New Scientist]last_img read more

Les tablettes Sony disponibles le 1er septembre au RoyaumeUni

first_imgLes tablettes Sony disponibles le 1er septembre au Royaume-Uni ?Selon le site anglais This is my next, les futures tablettes tactiles Sony, la S1 et la S2, seront disponibles en pré-commande dès le 1er septembre au Royaume-Uni.L’attente autour des tablettes tactiles de Sony se fait de plus en plus grande. Si côté technique, rien ou presque n’a filtré depuis leur présentation à la presse le 26 avril dernier, le site This is my next, relayé par Clubic, explique que côté commercialisation, les rumeurs se font de plus en plus pressantes autour de la date du 1er septembre. Il serait possible à partir de ce moment-là de les pré-commander au Royaume-Uni, pour une livraison qui se ferait à la fin de l’année. Toutefois, ces informations concernent la S1, la tablette tactile à écran unique, mais pas la S2.Cette Sony S1 possède la particularité de proposer une version d’Honeycomb dotée d’une surcouche logicielle, c’est-à-dire mettant l’accent sur des plateformes précises. Ce serait ainsi une plateforme orientée jeu, la Playstation Suite, qui serait mise en avant dans la S1. Mais pour plus d’informations, il va falloir se résigner à attendre encore plusieurs semaines.Le 13 juillet 2011 à 20:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Junkanoo Just Around the Corner

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – With Junkanoo just around the corner, craftsmen are focused on cutting and pasting to create costumes, new fangled or old fashioned — as were these young students of L. W. Young Junior High School yesterday, using their own brand of styling for the holiday fanfare.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Serie A needs young talent like Andrea Pinamonti – Moreno Longo

first_imgFrosinone boss Moreno Longo has maintained that Serie A ‘needs young talent like Andrea Pinamonti’ following his greatly needed equaliser against Fiorentina last Friday.Frosinone and Fiorentina played a 1-1 draw yesterday and Pinamonti who couldn’t impress in two seasons at Inter, scored the second goal of his loan spell at Frosinone yesterday to give his side ‘a very important point’ for his side.“It’s a very important point for us because it’s our fourth consecutive result that’s useful,” the Coach said after the game via Football Italia.“It moves us up the table and for a team who must survive, it’s a very important result.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I’m happy with how the team managed to stay in the game. Against a team like Fiorentina, you have to be good at staying in the game because they might not be clinical.“Therefore, you have the chance of equalising like we did tonight. I must congratulate Pinamonti because he’s very humble and he works very hard in training.“He has the quality to be an important player, not only for us but in a League that needs young talent like him.”last_img read more

Macau visitor numbers increase 93 in March

first_imgMacau saw its visitor numbers grow by 9.3% year-on-year to 2,733,311 in March, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The figure represented an 11.0% sequential decrease due to February’s Chinese New Year holiday period, which attracted the highest monthly visitation since August 2014.Nevertheless, March numbers included an 8.6% year-on-year increase in overnight visitors to 1,451,263 and a 10.1% increase in same-day visitors to 1,282,048. Organizers reveal 1.2% increase in visitation to G2E Asia in 2019 Visitors from Mainland China increased by 9.8% year-on-year to 1,816,743 in March, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme rising by 15.5% to 856,200. Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (743,112), Hunan Province (84,557) and Fujian Province (66,659).Visitors from the Republic of Korea (70,585), Hong Kong (538,223) and Taiwan (90,129) increased by 7.9%, 9.3% and 6.9% respectively while there were also increases from the United States (17,769), Canada (7,597), Australia (7,356) and the United Kingdom (5,322).Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by land grew by 8.9% year-on-year to 1,542,325, with those arriving through the Border Gate (1,342,380) increasing by 8.5%. Visitor arrivals by sea rose 4.8% year-on-year to 919,489 including a 9.1% increase in those arriving via the new Taipa Ferry Terminal (363,704). Visitor arrivals by air totaled 271,497, surging by 30.6% year-on-year.For the first three months of 2018, visitor arrivals have totaled 8,545,713 – an 8.6% year-on-year increase. It includes a 10.2% boost in overnight visitors to 4,330,438 and a 7.0% increase in same-day visitors to 4,215,275.Mainland Chinese visitation grew 13.4% in 1Q18 to 6,031,374. Dealers lead hiring surge in Macau gaming sector during 4Q18 Load More Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling RelatedPostslast_img read more

Stranded kayakers rescued in Palmetto Bay

first_imgPALMETTO BAY, Fla. (WSVN) — Two kayakers were saved by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue after they ended up stranded in Palmetto Bay, Wednesday.The duo was found clinging to trees after strong currents wedged their kayak into some mangroves.MDFR lowered a medic from a chopper who then hoisted them to safety.The kayakers said they were stuck for several hours.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Win Second Straight Defeat Reading Behind Morans 3Hitter with VIDEO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (2-1) picked up its second win of the season, defeating Reading by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday, April 18 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance and allowed just three hits in the contest.The first inning was an exciting and interesting one for both teams.  After the first Reading batter flew out to left, the next two batters reached on walks.  The second walk was disputed because the batter should have been called out on strikes, but the umpire lost track of the count thereby forcing an extra pitch and consequently a walk.  The Wildcats dug deep and got out of the jam unscathed.In the bottom of the first, Dana Goulet led off with a single.  Two batters later, the bases were full with no outs.  The Wildcats squeaked by two runs on an RBI single by Adele Burton (2-3 and robbed of a hit), plating Dana Goulet and Kayla Bourrell scoring on a pass ball.In the sixth inning, Ally Moran’s no hitter was broken up with a lead off single.  Reading had runners on first and second with no outs and the heart of the order coming up to bat.  Wilmington was able to induce two infield popups as well as an unassisted put out by Antonia Kieran.Wilmington got an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Ryan Bailey had a sacrifice fly scoring Jenna Sweeney who came in to run for Ally Moran (single).Reading got its only run in the top of the seventh inning.Watch the entire game, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/9/f/c/b/b/6/9fcbb6c4-8d5b-4a9c-8771-c31a662630b01524172448.168%2B28955147.211%40castus4-wilmington%2B15241763721524172547467175.vod.720p.WHS%20Girls%20Softball%20VS.%20Reading_%20April%2018th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats’ Offense Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over NewburyportIn “Sports”last_img read more

You can catch a shiny Ralts in Saturdays Pokemon Go Community Day

first_img Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one 0 Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go 2:13 News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime The coolest Pokemon collectibles Pokemon Go players will see a whole bunch of Ralts for a few hours on Saturday. Pokemon Go/Screenshot by CNET In the wake of Pokemon Go hitting a billion downloads and shiny Rayquaza coming to raids, developer Niantic is making Ralts the star of this Saturday’s August Community Day. The Psychic/Fairy-type will spawn like crazy in the augmented reality game between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in your time zone.You’ll also be able to catch a shiny Ralts that’s blue where the regular one is green. Pokemon Go Hub reported that shinies will appear in roughly one out of every 24.5 encounters. And if you evolve any Ralts into final forms Gardevoir or Gallade (the latter requires a Sinnoh Stone) up to one hour after the event, it’ll learn the exclusive Psychic-type move Synchronoise. Pokemon Go During the event, any lures set to attract wild Pokemon will last three hours and eggs you start incubating will hatch in a quarter of the time. Note that it won’t apply to eggs you have in incubators prior to the event, so don’t set things up beforehand.center_img Mobile Video Games 19 Photos Share your voice Pokemon Go Augmented reality (AR) Nintendo Post a comment You can also catch shiny Rayquaza in five-star raids until Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. PT.If the main series Pokemon games are more your thing, Sword and Shield will hit Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15.First published July 25 at 4:20 a.m. PT.Update, Aug. 1 at 3:10 a.m. PT: Adds details on exclusive move Synchronoise. Tags Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Chandrababu Naidu looking for sympathy CM YS Jagan

first_imgAmaravati: During the AP Assembly budget sessions, the war of wards has taken place over the allocation of seats between the ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy clarified that the allocation of seats had been done according to the rules of the Assembly. He said that Chandrababu Naidu is trying to make out an issue from everything. CM stated that Chandrababu is looking for sympathy. CM YS Jagan clarified that even a person who has 40 years of experience should follow the rules. He said though you are few in number, we are still allowing you to speak in the House. He also said that the TDP members are trying to mislead the issues on every occasion.last_img

John Green Hank Green Strike Podcasting Deal With WNYC Studios

first_imgThe broadcaster announced the new slate as part of an event focused on podcasting sponsored by the trade group IAB.“Working with WNYC Studios on podcasts is like working with Charles Darwin on finches: no one knows this field better,” said Hank Green, in a prepared statement. Added John Green: “Their podcasts have inspired us for years, helping us to better understand the universe and our place in it.”“More Perfect,” the “Radiolab” spinoff, is launching an album of new music inspired by the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Artists include Dolly Parton, Devendra Banhart, They Might Be Giants, and Kash Doll. The album will be released in conjunction with the program’s third season.WNYC also said new seasons of “The United States of Anxiety” and “Trump Inc.” would launch later this month in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Rounding out the slate will be fresh seasons of “Nancy,” a show about the LGBTQ experience today; “Spooked,”, a show from the creative team behind “Snap Judgment,” an “Undiscovered,”, a sister podcast to “Science Friday,” “WNYC Studios is a leader in producing audio that informs and touches people deeply,” said Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio, which includes WNYC Studios, in a statement. “In that spirit, we are thrilled to announce exciting new programming that stretches the possibilities of audio and new episodes of several WNYC Studios podcasts that support our democracy at this important time. We are also delighted to welcome John and Hank Green to the WNYC Studios family. They are master storytellers, creative powerhouses, and voices that will no doubt resonate with new audiences.” Popular on Variety WNYC Studios, the public broadcaster, has struck a partnership with authors John Green and Hank Green to remaster and relaunch two of their current podcasts, and co-produce a new one focused on science.John Green is the author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Looking for Alaska.” Hank Green is the author of “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.” The deal covers the podcasts “Dear Hank and John” and “The Anthropocene Reviewed,” along with the new effort, “SciShow Tangents.” WNYC will also debut an original production later this fall, “10 Things That Scare Me,” billed as “a tiny podcast about our biggest fears.” WNYC also said Gothamist, , the local news site it acquired and re-launched earlier this year, is developing its first original podcast.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Researchers observe new type of ice forms between layers of graphene oxide

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Origin of Anomalous Water Permeation through Graphene Oxide Membrane, Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (8), pp 3930–3935. DOI: 10.1021/nl4020292AbstractWater inside the low-dimensional carbon structures has been considered seriously owing to fundamental interest in its flow and structures as well as its practical impact. Recently, the anomalous perfect penetration of water through graphene oxide membrane was demonstrated although the membrane was impenetrable for other liquids and even gases. The unusual auxetic behavior of graphene oxide in the presence of water was also reported. Here, on the basis of first-principles calculations, we establish atomistic models for hybrid systems composed of water and graphene oxides revealing the anomalous water behavior inside the stacked graphene oxides. We show that formation of hexagonal ice bilayer in between the flakes as well as melting transition of ice at the edges of flakes are crucial to realize the perfect water permeation across the whole stacked structures. The distance between adjacent layers that can be controlled either by oxygen reduction process or pressure is shown to determine the water flow thus highlighting a unique water dynamics in randomly connected two-dimensional spaces.via Nanotechweb Journal information: Nano Letters © 2013 Phys.org The new type of ice was discovered via atomistic modeling which allowed the researchers to control its development. The new type of ice, a form of bilayer ice, can only form under very special conditions. In this new effort, the researchers were experimenting with graphene oxide films, which are unique because they allow water, but no other liquids or gasses, to pass through.In their model, graphene oxide layers were stacked one on top of one other and then water was allowed to pass through one of the membranes where it was chilled to below freezing at the junction point. The water between froze into a lattice pattern very similar to the membrane. To create the bilayer ice, more water was allowed to pass through the membrane, freezing on top of the first layer. Rather than adhering to one another as would occur with normal ice, the two layers of ice actually slide against one another, in a zig-zag fashion as they follow the lattice pattern. This is because, the researchers explain, the water makes its way through the membrane in a special way—one that allows for the water to freeze into a new kind of ice crystal shape.The researchers note that normally when (reduced) graphene oxide is layered, the distance between the two pieces is just 0.6 nm—enough for just one layer of water to freeze into ice. To allow for two layers, the researchers used unreduced graphene oxide which allowed for a span of 0.9 nm—enough extra space to allow for a second layer of ice to form.The newly found properties of graphene oxide and ice formation could lead to new types of filters or membranes that are capable of separating different substances. Also, if the graphene oxide were doped with nitrogen, the researchers note, the possibility exists for creating a new type of catalyst. (Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from Korea and The Netherlands has discovered a new type of ice that forms between layers of graphene oxide. In their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the team describes the ice’s properties and how they caused the ice to form. Citation: Researchers observe new type of ice forms between layers of graphene oxide (2013, August 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-ice-layers-graphene-oxide.html New findings on the structure of graphite oxides in alcoholslast_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 14, 2009 Hoag Breast Care Center Awarded NCBC Breast Center Designation July 14, 2009 – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today that its Breast Care Center, one of the most advanced breast care centers in Southern California, has been recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) as a Certified Quality Breast Center. Hoag is the first hospital in Orange County (Calif.) and one of only six hospitals in the nation to receive this coveted designation, joining the ranks of Johns Hopkins.The National Consortium of Breast Centers has created a stratified certification program through their National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program. This program uses quality metrics to allow breast centers to compare their performance with others across the United States. Example quality measures in breast imaging, surgery and pathology include timeliness of care, mammography call back rate, five-year stage specific survival rate, patient satisfaction survey response rate and breast conservation surgery rate, among other indicators.Hoag Breast Care Center’s commitment to patient-centered care through seamless coordination by its multidisciplinary team of specialists in conjunction with the Hospital’s dedication to offer patients the latest technology in breast screening, diagnosis and treatment was paramount in its receiving this recognition.”The Hoag Breast Care Center team is honored to be the first hospital in Orange County and sixth in the nation to have earned the recognition of a Certified Quality Breast Center,” said Hoag Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer Jack Cox, M.D. “Hoag’s participation in the NQMBC is evidence that we acknowledge the importance of implementing and measuring quality patient care and are taking proactive steps to continuously improve our performance in order to maintain our position as a leading Breast Care Center in the nation.”Hoag’s comprehensive breast center provides the latest imaging and minimally invasive biopsy procedures, as well as advanced breast conserving surgical techniques including oncoplastics. The center provides a multidisciplinary care team of breast specialists consisting of radiologists, technologists, breast surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, social workers, a breast care navigator, and a breast health educator. For more information: www.hoaghospital.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Brisbane encourages Brisbanite pride

first_imgThe purpose of the campaign is to portray Brisbane as a a vibrant tourism destination.  Lord Mayor Graham Quick said that the campaign would be across tv, digital, outdoor and print channels.  Source = ETB News: T.N. “This campaign not only encourages locals to holiday closer to home but is also about alluring our southern friends here by showcasing our sunny holidays while giving Sydney and Melbourne pause for thought on their frosty winter mornings,” Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said. center_img Brisbane Lord Mayor has launched a new tourism campaign, encourgaing locals to get involved in the “Give Me Brisbane Any Day” campaign.  The campaign was formed as a result of different market research including interviews, workshops, and in-market testing. last_img