Déclaration de la ministre Casey

first_imgVoici une déclaration de la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Karen Casey. « Le résultat du vote d’aujourd’hui est décevant pour les élèves, les parents et le gouvernement. Il s’agit de la troisième tentative de conclusion d’une entente avec la direction du syndicat, après une période de négociation intense et productive. Cette entente incluait une offre salariale juste et démontrait notre disposition à faire des investissements supplémentaires dans les classes. L’entente incluait également une somme de 20 millions de dollars qui aurait servi à améliorer les conditions en classe, et permettait aux enseignants d’avoir voix au chapitre en ce qui a trait à la façon d’investir cette somme. Je veux rassurer les parents et les tuteurs que l’éducation de leurs enfants est une priorité pour le gouvernement. Nous devons maintenant prendre le temps de considérer les prochaines étapes. » -30-last_img read more

Quebec officer convicted of manslaughter in 2014 fatal shooting of teenager

first_imgMONTREAL – A Quebec court judge convicted a provincial police officer Friday of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a teenager in 2014.The ruling triggered a strongly worded condemnation from the union representing provincial police officers, who called the decision “incomprehensible and unacceptable.”Judge Joelle Roy said in his ruling that officer Eric Deslauriers was guilty of manslaughter for intentionally discharging a firearm without regard to the life or safety of others.The charge goes back to January 2014, when Deslauriers stopped 17-year-old David-Hughes Lacour in a parking lot after a short car chase in the town of Sainte-Adele Que., about 80 kilometres north of Montreal. Lacour had been driving a stolen vehicle.Deslauriers testified Lacour hit him with his car and, fearing for his life, he discharged his weapon. But Roy found that video evidence proved the car never struck the officer.“The young man had nothing in his hands and the accused had no information that could lead him to believe the teenager was dangerous,” Roy wrote in his ruling.“Was it necessary to shoot twice? The court does not believe so,” he continued. “Video (evidence) is unambiguous … the car did not touch the accused.”The provincial police union released a statement saying its members and the police community were “dumbfounded that a decision like this could be rendered.”It said the “excellent” officer acted in good faith, and he had “barely a few seconds to react.”“It is foreseeable that this event will cause a deep uneasiness in the police community,” the statement continued. “And is likely to provoke in some a disengagement of their professional actions in order to protect themselves from similar circumstances.”Deslauriers is due back in court in January for sentencing arguments and faces a minimum term of four years in prison, but could face the maximum sentence of life in prison.His lawyer said she will contest the constitutionality of the four-year minimum sentence.last_img read more

Scheer says he will not reopen abortion debate as members vote to

first_imgHALIFAX – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer reiterated his pledge not to reopen the abortion debate, hours before party members voted to uphold the existing policy at the Tories’ national convention in Halifax on Saturday.One of 74 resolutions debated at the convention on Friday proposed removing any reference to regulating abortion from the party’s official policy, but the resolution was narrowly defeated on Saturday.The party policy currently says a Conservative government would not support any legislation to regulate abortion, and Saturday’s vote of 53 per cent to 47 per cent means that policy will stand.In an interview with The Canadian Press earlier in the day, Scheer said he would not bring in any legislation to reopen divisive issues such as abortion, even if a majority of members had voted in favour of the resolution.“I’ve made it very clear that, as prime minister, I will not reopen that debate. I will not introduce legislation to reopen divisive issues or to reopen issues that have already been settled by previous governments,” he said.During the policy plenary on the closing day of the convention on Saturday, several contentious resolutions were voted on by the general membership, including two other resolutions that deal with abortion — both of which passed.One says abortion should be explicitly excluded from maternal child and health financial aid that Canada provides to developing countries. That resolution passed easily, so an electronic vote count was not needed.Another resolution supporting legislation to ensure any child born alive should be given every opportunity to sustain life also passed with a margin of 63 per cent to 37 per cent. That resolution was supported by the anti-abortion lobby group the Campaign Life Coalition.Before the votes were even held, however, Scheer said that while he welcomes open debates and discussions among the members, he will remain “unequivocal” in his stance that he will not entertain divisive social issues, including abortion.But abortion wasn’t the only controversial social issue raised in the policy resolutions, each of which were put forward by electoral riding associations from across the country.Another resolution, which opposed the extension of “euthanasia and assisted suicide” to minors, people with mental illness or “people who are not competent,” passed by a margin of 62 per cent to 38 per cent.Another, which described pornography as a public health risk in need of government regulation to reduce exposure and addiction, was defeated.The debates elicited many heated arguments about the Conservative party’s ideology and ability to accommodate the views and policy proposals of more socially conservative members within the party.On Friday, some delegates even passed out handouts dictating how “Conservatives for real Conservative values” should vote on the more controversial social issue resolutions.For those who aren’t happy with the outcome of some of Saturday’s votes and feel disenfranchised, Scheer said he would like to try to work on areas where they can find consensus.“A leader’s job is to find common ground,” he said.“I’m not going to bring in legislation, bring in proposals that would divide our own caucus, divide our own party and divide Canadians.”Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

Asian stocks plunge after Wall Street fall on rate hike

first_imgBEIJING — Asian stock markets plunged Thursday, following Wall Street down after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index plummeted 3.2 per cent to 20,312.96 and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1 per cent to 2,523.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.7 per cent to 25,430.40 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 1.3 per cent to 2,051.23. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 retreated 1.3 per cent to 5,508.10 and India’s Sensex gave up 0.7 per cent to 36,324.37. New Zealand and Malaysia gained while Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets retreated.FED WATCH: The Fed raised raised its key interest rate for a fourth time this year to reflect U.S. economic strength and said it plans more increases next year. That lifted the Fed’s benchmark rate to its highest level since the 2008 global financial crisis. The Fed said it expects two rate increases next year instead of three. Investors were disappointed Chairman Jerome Powell failed to go further in indicating a slowdown in the pace of increases.WALL STREET: Stocks gave up a rally and plunged, sending the market to its lowest level since September 2017. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a gain to close down 1.5 per cent at 23,323.66. The Standard & Poor’s 500 skidded 1.5 per cent to 2,506.96. It has lost 9.2 per cent this month. The Nasdaq composite gave up 2.2 per cent to 6,636.83.ANALYST’S TAKE: With headwinds to growth and inflation stabilizing, “the Fed can afford to slow down from here,” said Shane Oliver of AMP Capital in a report. “A more cautious Fed should provide some support for markets although more falls are possible into early next year before markets bottom and head higher as investors realize the US/global economy is not going into recession soon.”CHINA LENDING: Beijing unexpectedly announced a 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) lending program to support entrepreneurs. Financial analysts said the “targeted easing” appears to be aimed at shoring up economic growth without reigniting a rise in national debt levels.JAPAN INTEREST RATES: Japan’s central bank, as was widely expected, left its short-term policy rate unchanged at a negative 0.1 per cent and its 10-year bond yield target at 0 per cent. The bank’s economic outlook was optimistic but said it would keep rates “extremely low” for an extended period.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost $1.07 to $47.10 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract jumped $1.57 on Wednesday to close at $48.17. Brent crude, used to price international oils, retreated $1.04 to $56.20 per barrel in London. It gained 98 cents the previous session to close at $57.24.CURRENCY: The dollar eased to 112.41 yen from Wednesday’s 112.44 yen. The euro gained to $1.1381 from $1.1375.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Jennifer Saunders arrives in Great British style to celebrate UK motor industry

Great British comedian, actress and writer Jennifer Saunders made a stylish entrance to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Annual Dinner this evening. Helping the Society celebrate its 101st Dinner, she arrived at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in another national icon – a union jack decorated, all-new, electric Black Cab.A self-confessed petrol head, Jennifer entertained an audience of more than 1,100 guests from the sector and government with her humorous look at how the shapes and sizes of cars have changed over the years, and what the prospect of driverless cars means for humans. Jennifer’s car collection has been almost as diverse as the UK Automotive industry itself, ranging from Alfa Romeos and Porsches to Jaguars and Land Rovers. In 2007, she appeared on BBC’s Top Gear as its star in a reasonably priced car, clocking up the fifth fastest-ever lap time in the car used in that period.One of the most influential figures in British comedy over the past 20 years, Jennifer first found success as one half of the award-winning double act French and Saunders. She went on to write and star in the BAFTA and Emmy-winning TV show, Absolutely Fabulous, which received worldwide acclaim.She has guest-starred in Roseanne and Friends, and won a People’s Choice Award for voicing the evil Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2. She has written and starred in countless TV shows, sketches for Comic Relief, and the Ab Fab movie, as well as numerous other appearances in film and television. Together with her comedy partner Dawn French, she produces a semi-regular show for Radio 2, and the pair were awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship award in 2009.Jennifer Saunders said, “I was delighted to be part of such a wonderful night for the automobile industry.”The new range-extended electric TX taxi is designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain by the London EV Company (formerly the London Taxi Company). It is the result of a £325 million investment in the manufacturer’s new Coventry plant, with some 1,000 new jobs created to produce this and other electric vehicles at the site. Collectively, the UK Automotive industry employs some 814,000 people and manufactures 1.7 million cars each year – with eight in 10 of them exported to customers in more than 160 countries worldwide.WATCH: 2017 has been huge year for #UKAutomotive – our review of the year has all the highlights pic.twitter.com/T4WY9Y9JEm— SMMT (@SMMT) November 29, 2017SMMT is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK and represents 800 companies across the entire automotive sector. In 1902, Frederick Simms, a British engineer, believed the motor industry needed a representative body to provide leadership, protection and direction and, on 22 July 1902, SMMT was created. An annual SMMT lunch became a fixture in the calendar, later changing to a dinner, which was postponed only when the country was at war.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Presidents Forum available via Livestream or podcast

The President’s Forum meetings will discuss issues and challenges facing higher education in Ontario.Brock faculty and staff have filled the seats for the President’s Forum meetings being held this week, Feb. 23 and 24.The meetings are taking place in Pond Inlet on Monday Feb. 23 from 3 to 4:30 pm, and on Tuesday Feb. 24 from 9 to 10:30 am.People can also go online to view live-streaming of the events. Simply go to brockvideocentre.brocku.ca, log in with your campus ID, click on the ‘Live Videos’ tab and select ‘The President’s Forum’.Because capacity for live-streaming is limited, the sessions will also be recorded and posted online for later viewing.At the forums, University President Jack Lightstone and Brock’s vice-presidents will offer updates on the current environment of higher education in Ontario, and also hear comments and observations from faculty and staff. read more

Cops Raid Suspected Pot House Find Cryptomining Operation Instead

first_img Woman Tries to Buy an Audi With Bills Printed on Inkjet PrinterChild Finds $40,000 Worth of Meth Inside Lego Box Stay on target Over the past several years, thermal imaging cameras have become a trusted tool in the war on drugs. That’s logical enough, right? The combination of aircraft and infrared is a great way to spot grow ops.A house that’s growing weed tends to stand out from its neighbors rather dramatically. Big red blotches raise eyebrows. So do high electricity bills.There are, of course, other things that check both those boxes. Australian police found that out recently when they stormed a suspected grow op and found a massive cryptomining setup.The home, owned by crypto enthusiast Rob Butvila, attracted police attention for a few other reasons. There was the solar array on the roof and security cameras monitoring the yard. There was even an exhaust fan, just like the ones cops often find at an actual grow op.There were also reports of a suspicious person who kept entering the house late at night.Butvila certainly seems to have a simple, believable explanation for each of those. Crypto rigs produce a lot of heat and the fan was simply directing that heat outside. The solar panels were there to offset his utility bills.As for the cameras, Butvila wasn’t living in the home yet. He was renovating it and wanted to be able to keep an eye on things even when he wasn’t around. That character arriving in the dark? You guessed it. It was Butvila dropping by to work on his own house.You can imagine his dismay when he returned to the house after the police had executed their search warrant. They had left the house unlocked. Fence panels, gates, and doors had been removed, and not necessarily with any degree of finesse. Some were simply given the business end of a tactical boot.To make matters worse, Butvila discovered that some of the wiring for his surveillance system had been cut and one of his hard drives was missing. He’s currently trying to get answers from — and some repair bills paid by — the police.More on Geek.com:Bitcoin Bomb Threat Disrupts Businesses in US, CanadaSuspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While Its Sits in Police EvidenceGuy’s $650 World Series Ticket Stolen By Scammer Through Instagram Photolast_img read more

Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital – Post Hurricane Irma Update

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Both hospital sites continued to function throughout the storm and successfully protected its occupants despite challenges from the unprecedented intense weather conditions from Category 5 Hurricane Irma.There was a contained breach in a section of the roof at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk, which has been temporarily repaired. Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Providenciales sustained roof damages and an analysis is being conducted.    Compared to other hurricane ravaged countries, the surrounding physical structure of both healthcare centres were resilient.   Both medical centres are currently being powered by generators until electricity is restored by Fortis TCI.Several surgeries were performed during the storm and two babies were delivered at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We wish to express appreciation to our Medical Teams and Support Services staff from all departments at both centres who remained onsite during the storm. *UPDATE ON RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICES*Cheshire Hall Medical Centre:The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital remains under emergency operation mode at both centres.   The Outpatient Department at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre will provide limited services for Obstetric Patients/Expectant mothers, especially patients 36 weeks or more, and Surgical patients who secured appointments prior to Hurricane Irma, effective Monday, September 11th, 2017.Efforts will be made to contact patients, however, due to telecommunication service disruptions, some patients may be unreachable.   If you are an expectant mother or surgical patient with a pre-arranged appointment, please visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on the aforementioned date for guidance.Clinics such as Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, Paediatrics, Orthopaedic and Family Practice will remain closed at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre until further notice.    Since both medical centres are currently generator-powered, all elective surgeries have been postponed until further notice.Dialysis Services resumed immediately post-Hurricane Irma.    Oncology patients will be contacted regarding their scheduled treatments.    Please visit our Help Desk at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre main reception for more information.TCI Hospital is currently liaising with the Government’s National Blood Bank to obtain additional blood units as a precautionary measure.    Interested donors are invited to visit the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales on Monday, September 11th, 2017 after 10:00am.Cockburn Town Medical Centre:Due to the declaration of Grand Turk in a ‘State of Emergency’, Cockburn Town Medical Centre will continue to only offer Emergency Services.    All other clinics will remain suspended until further notice.Release: interHealthCanada Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of February 17 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of February 17, 2019:Full-Time/Part-Time Toddler Teacher’s Aide at Little SproutsPart-Time Floating Teacher Assistant at Little SproutsFull-Time Preschool Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Associate Business Technology Partner at Charles River LabsPart-Time Overnight Team Member at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Mechanical Inspector at TecometFull-Time Automotive Technician at Advanced AutomotivePart-Time Delivery Driver at OptimaFull-Time Box Truck Driver at OptimaFull-Time Electrical Engineer at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Content Coordinator at Wilmington Community TelevisionFull-Time Customer Relationship Manager at Serur Group BostonFull-Time Warehouse Associate at Bimbo BakeriesFull-Time Technical Product Support at Ingersoll RandFull-Time Quality Assurance Auditor at CutisPharmaFull-Time Program Manager at TextronFull-Time CNC Machinist at United Too & Machine Corp.Full-Time Business Development Associate at Response Team 1Full-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Section Lead: Boston Passport Agency at CGI GroupFull-Time Sales Executive at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Child Care Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Assistant Manager at Planet FitnessFull-Time ERS Mechanical Tech at TextronFull-Time Technician at Advanced Automotive Technologies Full-Time Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Full-Time Regional Sales Manager at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyFull-Time IPT Broad Market Channel Manager at Analog DevicesFull-Time Association Business Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time General Warehouse Worker at S.G. Torrice CompanyFull-Time Technical Recruiter at Longo AssociatesFull-Time Pressroom Feeder at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Entry Level Marketing Associate at MS SolutionsPart-Time Retail Sales Associate at GNCPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehousePart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Associate Director of Category Procurement at Charles River LabsFull-Time Assembly Operator at KochFull-Time Apparel & Accessories Team Member at TargetPart-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Security Officer at SecuritasFull-Time Events Manager at Charles River LabsFull-Time Maintenance Worker at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Digital Marketing Associate at AmetrosFull-Time Flatbed Truck Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Breakfast & Lunch Grill Cook at Cafe ServicesFull-Time Sous Chef (Senior Dining) at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Drivers at FedExFull-Time Delivery Driver at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Senior Production Control Manager at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Electrician at Modern ElectricFull-Time Leadership Manager at Serur Group Financial ServicesPart-Time Crew Member at Dunkin DonutsPart-Time Shift Leader at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Laborer at Packer Sanitation ServicesPart-Time Laundry Aide at CareOnePart-Time Housekeeper at CareOneFull-Time Assembly Operator at KochFull-Time Executive Assistant at Analog DevicesFull-Time EMC Lab Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Landscape Maintenance Crew Member at Garrick-Santo Landscape Co.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

James Nero Remembered as Energetic Dedicated Leader

first_imgJames Nero may not have been on the front pages of the District’s newspapers or a television star but he made a profound impact in his community and his church.James Nero was a leader in his community and his church. (Photo Courtesy of the Nero family)Nero, a resident of the District since 1938, died on Feb. 28 of undisclosed causes at the age of 84. A leader in the United Methodist Church, he was praised for his steadfast dedication to the causes and organizations that he worked for.“It is on this occasion to rejoice the passing of James Herbert Nero,” the Rev. Ianther Mills, senior pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, said in her eulogy at the church with more than 400 people attending. “A mighty oak has fallen. Some people say that James Brown was the hardest working man in show business but I say that James Nero was the godfather of Asbury and its hardest working trustee.”Nero was born on Nov. 27, 1932 in Greenwood, Miss., to the late Richard and Minnie Mae Nero. He moved with his family to the District in 1938 and attended the District’s public schools.Nero graduated in 1951 from Armstrong Technical High School and attended Howard University and the University of Hawaii before receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. He worked for the National Security Agency and retired from the federal government after 36 years.A contingent of 11 Armstrong graduates were at the homegoing service. Nero served as the president of his alumni association as well as his 1951 class.He was also an activist for seniors. Nero served on the board of the Downtown Clusters Geriatric Day Care Center as treasurer from 2000 until his death. “He fought hard for the elderly to stay strong,” Homasina Cave, the executive director of the day care center, told the AFRO. “He had the energy of the Energizer Bunny and was a gentleman with a special anointing of God.”Nero’s biggest achievement with the center was his ability to persuade Asbury to house the center’s operations at a reasonable cost despite the reservation of some members of the board of trustees. He worked with the board to find a suitable financial arrangement with the church while keeping the center’s management abreast of possible places to relocate.As a member of Asbury, Nero served as the former president of the United Methodist Men (UMM) and rose to become the vice president of the UMM’s Baltimore-Washington Conference. He passed away as president of the board of trustees and testified before the D.C. Council a few years ago when there were proposals by the District’s Department of Transportation to infringe on Asbury’s front lawn to accommodate a street car lane on K Street., N.W.“He was unswerving and passionate about Asbury,” Josephine Baker, a member of the trustee board, said. “As the chairman of the board he ran a tight ship but he was always open to new ideas. He had a working knowledge of Asbury’s physical building and its history.”One of Nero’s hobbies was carpentry and building maintenance and he played a key role in the refurbishing of the church’s social hall that serves as a meeting place for community groups, its homeless breakfast program and a Sunday night service.Distinguished Washingtonians such as former Deputy Secretary of Commerce and present president of Africare Robert Mallett, and renowned Howard University surgeon Dr. Clive Callender attended the service. Bill Cox, publisher of Black Issues in Higher Education and his wife, Lee, traveled from Clifton, Va. to attend. Nero “was one of the best human beings I had the great fortune of knowing in my lifetime,” Lee said.Nero’s widow, Lorraine, didn’t speak during the service but one of his sons, David, did. “My father was human,” David Nero said. “He made mistakes but he never quit doing what he thought was right.”last_img read more

Dont punish but nourish yourself

first_imgDiwali brings with it immense joy but this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries. In this air of festive vibes, everyone gets involved in bingeing and later all this bingeing turns into weight, calories, and sugar worries –but enjoy the festival with no regrets this season. Sweets: No matter what you are eating, eat small bites, relish the taste, it will last longer and control your urge to take another piece. Try eating homemade laddoos made from jaggery and dry fruits as they control your calorie intake. Also, note that high sugar intake can put extra burden on your liver.Portion control is the key: Small portions fit in small plates. It is important to keep a check on the quantity of food you consume and your daily calorie intake. Along with this, try to avoid a second helping. Increase your water intake: Stay hydrated with low caloric smoothies, juices, coconut water. Keep water infused with lime, mint, berries, cucumber and any other citrus fruit of your choice and sip throughout the day.Walk when you shop: Walk off the shopping and trips to the parties. You burn off 200 calories in just 30 minutes. If it is difficult to hit the gym, no worries! Take the stairs, do a couple of stretching exercises at your desk, skipping, the list is endless!Restrict the amount of sugar and salt intake: High salt intake may cause swelling, puffiness and water retention in body and in lower extremities.Choose your booze: Enjoy your pre-Diwali parties but don’t forget to choose your booze. Go for spritzers or wine above colorific cocktails or hefty beers. Not just for yourself but for everyone else: This Diwali gift healthy with a box of almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, Sesame seeds, Pecans, pine nuts, that group zumba dance pass or a trek.last_img read more

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first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Wednesday, January 30. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | October 19, 2011 Sectra Launches Osteoporosis Detection at RSNA 2011 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more October 19, 2011 — At RSNA 2011, Sectra will launch its OneScreen system, an online solution to identify patients in the risk group for osteoporosis. The service is especially convenient in combination with mammography.With a single, standard X-ray image of the hand, the woman’s bone mineral density (BMD), a key determinant of bone health, is estimated using the patented digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) technology.The image is taken at the same time as breast images, using the same radiology equipment. It is then sent to Sectra’s online lab for analysis. With the BMD result and other known risk factors, individuals with increased risk of future fractures can easily be identified. For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more last_img read more

Go Cloud is Googles bid to establish Golang as the goto language

first_imgGoogle’s Go is one of the fastest growing programming languages on the planet. But Google is now bidding to make it the go-to language for cloud development. Go Cloud, a new library that features a set of tools to support cloud development, has been revealed in a blog post published yesterday. “With this project,” the team explains, “we aim to make Go the language of choice for developers building portable cloud applications.” Why Go Cloud now? Google developed Go Cloud because of a demand for a way of writing, simpler applications that aren’t so tightly coupled to a single cloud provider. The team did considerable research into the key challenges and use cases in the Go community to arrive at Go Cloud. They found that the increased demand for multi-cloud or hybrid cloud solutions wasn’t being fully leveraged by engineering teams, as there is a trade off between improving portability and shipping updates. Essentially, the need to decouple applications was being pushed back by the day-to-day pressures of delivering new features. With Go Cloud, developers will be able to solve this problem and develop portable cloud solutions that aren’t tied to one cloud provider. What’s inside Go Cloud? Go Cloud is a library that consists of a range of APIs. The team has “identified common services used by cloud applications and have created generic APIs to work across cloud providers.” These APIs include: Blob storage MySQL database access Runtime configuration A HTTP server configured with request logging, tracing, and health checking At the moment Go Cloud is compatible with Google Cloud Platform and AWS, but say they plan “to add support for additional cloud providers very soon.” Try Go Cloud for yourself If you want to see how Go Cloud works, you can try it out for yourself – this tutorial on GitHub is a good place to start. You can also stay up to date with news about the project by joining Google’s dedicated mailing list. Google Cloud Launches Blockchain Toolkit to help developers build apps easily Writing test functions in Golang [Tutorial]last_img read more

US bestows human rights honor on Belarusian

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP) – U.S. officials have bestowed a human rights award on an imprisoned Belarusian activist, honoring his work and that of others struggling for democracy in the autocratic ex-Soviet state.The U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Lee Feinstein, presented the State Department’s 2011 Human Rights Defenders Award on Tuesday to the wife of Ales Belyatsky, who is in prison in Belarus.Belyatsky, one of Belarus’ leading human rights defenders, was convicted of tax evasion last November and sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison, an act that U.S. and European officials have criticized and described as a punishment for his democracy struggle. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Feinstein said the award is meant to let Belyatsky know he has Washington’s support, and it also “helps the regime to know that we are paying attention.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

QMS CEO Notes Top Three Compliance Problems in Loan Applications

first_img in Origination July 25, 2013 421 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-07-25 Andy Miller Sharecenter_img In a company release, Tommy Duncan, CEO of “”Quality Mortgage Services””:http://www.qualitymortgageservices.com/index.html (QMS) and Certified Mortgage Technologist, exposed and explained the top three compliance issues concerning problematic mortgage origination applications. [IMAGE]According to Duncan, “”[t] he number one compliance problem in the origination and retail side takes place during the initial 1003 Application.””””We continue to notice incomplete borrower information, liabilities not lining up properly against the credit report, no HMDA [Home Mortgage Disclosure Act] data, and missing signatures,”” Duncan states. He went on, “”Although there was some improvement from 2011’s 22.29 percent to 2012’s 18.19 percent, mortgage loan officers should exercise more thoroughness in the completion and accuracy of this document.””The second highest compliance problem, he said, is in initial disclosures of the Truth in Lending and Good Faith Estimate. QMS recorded a 16.25 percent error rate in 2012–though that was an improvement from 19.53 percent in 2011.The third largest compliance problem, according to Duncan, regards missing or improperly prepared by the Federal Housing Administration.””This is worsening as more and more originations are moving to the purchase market and first time homebuyers,”” he said. “”As the refinance market reduces and the purchase market returns, more government lending programs will be used, and likewise, as the initial 1003 and Truth in Lending defects improved from 2011 to 2012, disclosures required by FHA got worse in the same period.”” These defects increased from 10.87% in 2011 to 12.82% in 2012, and although regulatory compliance improved from the origination and retail side for mortgage banking, the amount of errors still grossly outnumber the mistakes made in the credit risk and valuation end of mortgage banking. Duncan predicts that, “”Once mortgage lenders push aggressive pre-funding compliance programs down to the mortgage loan originators, the compliance numbers will continue to be high.”” QMS CEO Notes Top Three Compliance Problems in Loan Applicationslast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim had talked about t

first_imgArizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim had talked about the team looking to add extra draft picks, and they did exactly that early Friday.Cards traded 38th to SD for Chargers 2nd (45th) and 4th (110th) #CardsDraft— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) April 26, 2013 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories The Chargers used the pick to draft Manti Te’o from Notre Dame. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img

Go back to the enewsletter Celebrity Cruises has u

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCelebrity Cruises has unveiled The Spa on Celebrity Edge, a 2,000-square-metre sprawling space dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation at sea.Created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, The Spa is inspired by the soothing elements of nature and Celebrity Edge’s mantra of bringing the destination closer to guests. “Our aspiration for The Spa was the same aspiration we have for Celebrity Edge – to provide our guests with a deeper and more profound connection to the sea,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.“To start the revolution in relaxation, we turned once again to the visionary Kelly Hoppen to completely transform the spa experience and develop an atmosphere that envelops you in luxury and soothes your soul from the moment you walk in.”In harmony with the warm opulence Hoppen has brought to the design of Celebrity Edge’s accommodations, suites and The Retreat, The Spa “had to be neutral in palette with complementary lighting, evoking a sense of calmness,” said Hoppen.“Every aspect of the design is meaningful to me; from the dramatic crystal installation – which was inspired by the qualities that crystals have had on my life – to the imposing and dramatic yet Zen sculpture acting as a reception desk.”Featuring more than 124 treatments, 31 therapists and offerings such as the Ocean Spa Wave Massage, Hot Mineral Body Boost, Poultice-Powered Muscle Release, Zero Gravity Wellness Massage, The Spa is the ultimate in pampering at sea.Features of The Spa:SEA: Nature infuses every moment of the experience at The Spa through a concept called SEA – inspired by the Sea, Earth and Air.The SEA Thermal Suite: an evolution of the Persian Gardens on the brand’s current fleet, with eight distinctive therapeutic experiences harnessing the benefits of natural elements. Experiences include The Hammam, Salt Room, Steam Room, Rainfall Water Therapy Room, Float Room, heated tile loungers, Infrared Sauna and Crystalarium.Relaxation Lounge: A sumptuous lounge surrounding guests in a Zen-like ambience. Every treatment starts with a welcome ritual to prepare one’s mind, body and spirit for the pampering to follow.A specialty treatment table collection unrivalled at sea:o   Spa Wave MLW Amphibia Table – Water-filled cushions adapt to guests’ anatomy for ultimate comfort, as well as customisable colour therapy lighting.o   WellMassage4D Table – Breakthrough technology to deliver a deeper and more relaxing massage.o   MLX Quartz Table – Warm crystals mould and shape around the body, releasing muscle tension and promoting a deeper state of relaxation.Idea Image Ocean, The Advanced MedSpa: Offering aesthetic services such as Dysport Wrinkle Treatments and Restylane Dermal Filler Treatment.The Barber: Traditional hot shaves and fresh cuts for the modern man.The Fitness Center: Featuring a range of classes including hot yoga, Technogym® Group Cycle, Fitness on Demand™, cardio boxing, and the first Bungee Fit and Peloton® bikes ever offered at sea.Kerastase Institute at Sea: Celebrity will partner with one of the world’s most advanced luxury hair brands, Kerastase.First line of Elemis Biotec facials ever offered on a Celebrity ship.Celebrity Edge will spend her inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruise itineraries before transporting guests to the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of 7- to 11-night sailings from cities like Barcelona and Rome in 2019.Homeporting and cruising from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Celebrity Edge will be making her first sailing on 1 December 2018. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Viking has released fou

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterViking has released four new ocean cruise itineraries that include visits to coveted travel destinations in South America, Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean and beyond.The latest offerings from Viking are:30-day Mumbai to Mediterranean Passage — Mumbai to London. Departing 3 April 2020. Priced from $13,495 per person in a Veranda stateroom, visit romantic Muscat, fascinating Luxor, charming Valletta, vibrant Granada and more.28-day Australia, Indonesia & Asia — Sydney to Hong Kong. Departing 11 February 2020. Priced from $13,495 per person in a Veranda stateroom, encounter natural and manmade marvels as you call on some of the Eastern Hemisphere’s most fascinating ports, including Sydney, Komodo, Manila and Xiamen.26-day Jewels of Southeast Asia — Hong Kong to Mumbai. Departing 9 March 2020. Priced from $13,495 per person in a Veranda stateroom, delve into the ancient heritage and modern wonders of Southeast Asia, with overnight stays in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Colombo.22-day South America & Around Cape Horn — Buenos Aires to Santiago. Departing 18 November 2019. Priced from $12,595 per person in a Veranda stateroom, take in South America’s scenic wonders as you sail around the continent’s southern tip. Explore Montevideo, the Falkland Islands, Puerto Montt and more.“Our new itineraries showcase some of the most spectacular locations in the world– from Chile to China– and we have received a lot of interest from our culturally curious guests already. These are all one-off itineraries so we expect them to sell out fast and encourage guests to get in quick,” said Lubica Sibikova, Operations and Product Manager at Viking.See vikingcruises.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

ORourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 s

first_imgO’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run.O’Rourke will be part of “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” on Feb. 5. He’ll speak to Winfrey one-on-one as part of an event featuring others, including actors Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan.O’Rourke, 46, rose to national Democratic prominence while nearly unseating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in deep red-Texas last November.Despite other top Democrats taking steps to likely join the 2020 presidential race, O’Rourke’s camp suggests he won’t make up his mind for at least a few more weeks.Winfrey herself has been the subject of 2020 chatter, but has said she doesn’t plan to run.The Associated Presscenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am PDTlast_img read more