Traffic Advisory Colchester County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Branch Road, Frank Cox Bridge Frank Cox Bridge, about 500 metres south from Route 289 on the Branch Road, will be closed for repairs from Tuesday, July 7, until Friday, July 17. A detour is available off Route 289. -30-last_img


Archives Creates Virtual Exhibit for Yarmouth 250

first_imgNova Scotians will be able to explore historic photos that depict the vibrant history of Yarmouth through a virtual exhibit launched today, July 21, by Nova Scotia Archives. Created for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town, Seeing Yarmouth: Celebrating 250 Years is a partnership with the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson visited the Yarmouth museum to mark the exhibit’s launch. “The museum has so much to offer visitors during this 250th anniversary year for Yarmouth,” said Mr. Wilson. “This exhibit is an excellent opportunity to promote Yarmouth’s rich history to a large audience, both in Nova Scotia and beyond.” The exhibit explores 19th and early 20th century life in the historic town through photographs and text. Images were selected from the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives’ extensive photograph collection and digitized for the web by the Nova Scotia Archives. The Nova Scotia Archives added from its collection a digital version of a souvenir booklet published to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary in July 1911, which features a brief history of Yarmouth and a selection of period photographs. “We have been pleased to partner with the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives in creating this online exhibit to celebrate 250 years of community history and community pride,” said Lois Yorke, director of public services at the Nova Scotia Archives. The virtual exhibit focuses on the richness of everyday life in the south shore town, including photographs of an early motorized vehicle filled with sight-seeing visitors, a 1920s image of the town’s first operating room, and a 1906 image showing a parade of automobiles driven by members of the Yarmouth Auto Club. Many other photos featured in the exhibit reveal the town’s outstanding architectural heritage. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Nova Scotia Archives to exhibit a selection of photographs from our collection, particularly on the occasion of our 250th anniversary year,” said Aurel Mooney, president of the Yarmouth County Historical Society. “These photographs illustrate a visual history that may be less well known — Yarmouth’s military involvement, theatrical and musical groups, special events and celebrations.” The launch of the virtual exhibit coincides with Seafest celebrations, beginning July 22. The exhibit is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/yarmouth/. Nova Scotia Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage.last_img read more


ExPresident Pratibha Patil conferred Mexicos highest civilian honour

first_imgPune: Former Indian President of India Pratibha Patil has been conferred the “Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca” (Order of the Aztec Eagle) – the highest civilian award of Mexico given to foreigners, here on Saturday. The Ambassador of Mexico to India, Melba Pria, conferred the award on Patil – who created history as this country’s first woman President (2007-2012), at a special ceremony held in the MCCIA Bhavan, Pune. Patil, 85, becomes only the second Indian head of state to get the award. Earlier, the late President S. Radhakrishna had been conferred this honour. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Mexico’s highest distinction for foreigners is in recognition of their outstanding services to the Mexican nation or humanity, significant contributions to strengthening the bilateral relations between Mexico and other countries, said an official spokesperson. The royal eagle is Mexico’s national animal, sacred to the ancient Aztecs and it is present on the National Emblem of the Mexican flag. “It is an essential symbol that links their Aztec past with the modern nation. It is of gold and turquoise and is given to express the respect and admiration of the Mexican people,” the spokesperson added. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Created by a decree in 1993 by the then President of Mexico, Abelardo L. Rodriguez, it is awarded to prominent heads of state or government, ambassadors after they have served in Mexico, important personalities who have made major contribution in various fields, service to the country or its people. The award comes in five degrees – Collar, Sash of Special Category, Sash, Plaque, Venera and Insignia. Previous Indian recipients in various categories include Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, renowned artist Satish Gujral, industrialist Raghupati Singhania, Consul-General of Mexico in Mumbai Rajju Shroff and others.last_img read more


Andrew teases return in Sherlock as Moriarty

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Andrew Scott has teased his comeback into the Sherlock universe as villain Jim Moriarty, as he said that the door is never fully closed. “I think everybody’s sort of doing their own separate thing just at the moment,” he said to digitalspy.com. “I know Stephen (Moffat) and Mark (Gatiss) have done a version of ‘Dracula’ which I’m looking forward to seeing. For me, the door is never fully closed. It’s closed at the moment, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be opened at some point in the future. But it’s definitely not something that’s on the agenda in the foreseeable future,” added the actor. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaHe also said that he doesn’t know much about the future of the BBC One series. Sherlock made Scott along with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman global stars. In second season of the series, Moriarty takes his own life, but keeps on making appearances through flashback sequences. Is he interested in making a comeback by similar means? “I would just listen to what their idea was, and just put forward a couple of my suggestions.last_img read more


Sudans Government must protect civilians in Darfur Annan and Powell say

Video of remarks to the press [18mins] “We both agree that the international community must insist that the Sudanese Government honour the commitments it gave when we both visited Sudan,” Mr. Annan told reporters at a joint press conference with Mr. Powell following their meeting. Both were in Darfur some three weeks ago.”It is important that the internally displaced people (IDP) be protected,” the Secretary-General added. “It is a sacred responsibility of the Government of Sudan to do that, and eventually disarm the Janjaweed and the other militia in the region.”He emphasized the need to get more aid into the region, widely considered the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. “We need food, we need non-food items, we need to work on sanitation, we need logistical support, we need helicopters, we need planes, and we are appealing to governments to give us the necessary tools to do our work.”Mr. Powell said there had been “some modest improvement in access” in Darfur and called for the world’s humanitarian organizations “to take advantage of this” by rushing aid in.Voicing dissatisfaction with the prevailing instability, he said: “The burden for providing security rests fully on the Sudanese Government.”Responding to questions, the Secretary-General stressed that a mechanism set up to monitor whether Sudan is making good on pledges – made in a joint communiqué adopted during his trip – would be issuing regular reports that could serve as a basis for further action. “It is not as if we signed the agreement and walked away,” Mr. Annan said. “There will be constant monitoring.”Pledging to keep up pressure on the Government, he said Security Council members are “very seriously” discussing a draft resolution on Khartoum.During the Security Council luncheon earlier today “the reactions were quite positive to the resolution, and my sense is that be successful,” he said. Mr. Powell added: “A revised resolution that puts down specific timelines and carries the possibility of sanctions being imposed at the end of the initial time segment that’s been given will be discussed actively among Security Council members in the days ahead, and I hope action will be taken in the not-too-distant future.”On the broader effort to achieve peace, the US Secretary of State said, “The Secretary-General and I have both been working with the rebel side to encourage them to get back to the table so that discussions can take place that will find a political solution to this terrible crisis.”More than a million Sudanese in Darfur are internally displaced and another 180,000 live as refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the fighting and militia attacks perpetrated by Arab Janjaweed fighters recruited and armed by the Khartoum Government. Those militias have carried out numerous human rights violations against the region’s black African population. read more


Angelina Jolie and Maleficent spook box office with 70 million debut

by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2014 10:34 am MDT Angelina Jolie and ‘Maleficent’ spook box office with $70 million debut AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The biggest box-office debut of Angelina Jolie’s career propelled Disney’s twisted fairy tale “Maleficent” to a scary-good $70 million opening.The PG-rated fantasy beat forecasts to easily top all films over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though “Maleficent” was early on considered a risky endeavour for Disney that might turn away family audiences by retelling “Sleeping Beauty” from the villain’s perspective, the film emerged as a hit largely because of the draw of Jolie.Star power has been increasingly elusive in modern Hollywood, where name-brand concepts often rule the box-office. But Jolie, in her first live-action starring role in years, drove interest for “Maleficent” despite lacklustre reviews from critics.“It’s a unique thing,” said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney. “Her star power transcends borders and genre.”Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West” was out-gunned by “Maleficent.” The R-rated Universal release opened in third place with a tepid $17.1 million despite a starry cast of Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried. By contrast, MacFarlane’s “Ted” (for which he’s making a sequel) opened with $54.4 million in 2012.Last weekend’s top film, Fox’s big-budget mutant sequel “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” dropped to second with $32.6 million. It’s a somewhat steep decline for “Days of Future Past,” but the film made $95.6 million internationally in its second week, good enough to push its global cumulative total passed $500 million already.But “Maleficent” dominated the marketplace, which has seen female-leading films continually challenge the much-disputed but still prevalent notion that male stars fuel box office.“The whole movie kind of rises and sets on her performance,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. “The concept is the character. The character is completely linked to the person playing that role.”The film was a balancing act for Disney, which is used to churning out brighter tales. Hollis credited the company’s marketing department for “walking the fine line” of selling the movie to families (which made up 45 per cent of the audience, according to Disney) and suggesting an edginess that would appeal to a broader audience. “Maleficent” earned about $100 million internationally.“If you go to Disney, the longest lines are for the scariest rides,” said Dergarabedian. “We’re going to see more of this, where the villains are the new heroes.”Disney has had success reimagining fairy tales in recent years with “Alice in Wonderland” ($116 million in 2010) and “Oz the Great and Powerful” ($79.1 million debut in 2013). “Maleficent” fell short of those releases, but it was made in the same lineage. Robert Stromberg, the production designer for both earlier movies, makes his directorial debut with “Maleficent.”Next weekend will bring a battle between Shailene Woodley in the young adult novel adaptation “The Fault in Our Stars” and Tom Cruise in the sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow.” ”Edge of Tomorrow” got a jump on its North America release, taking in $20 million in 28 countries over the weekend.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.1.”Maleficent,” $70 million, ($100.6 million international).2.”X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $32.6 million ($95.6 million international).3.”A Million Ways to Die in the West,” $17.1 million ($10.3 million international).4.”Godzilla,” $12.2 million ($15 million international).5.”Blended,” $8.4 million.6.”Neighbours,” $7.7 million ($7.6 million international).7.”The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” $3.8 million ($4.1 million international).8. “Million Dollar Arm,” $3.7 million.9.”Chef,” $2 million.10.”The Other Woman,” $1.4 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:1. “Maleficent,” $100.6 million.2. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $95.6 million.3. “Edge of Tomorrow,” $20 million.4. “Overheard 3,” $19.5 million.5. “Godzilla,” $15 million.6. “A Million Ways to Day in the West,” $10.3 million international.7. “Neighbours,” $7.6 million.8. “Frozen,” $5.8 million.9. “A Hard Day,” $4.8 million.10. “Qu’est ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu?!,” $3.6 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jake_coyle read more


Steelworkers union says it will expand strike to 2 BP oil refineries

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DALLAS – The first nationwide strike at U.S. oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two BP plants in the Midwest.The United Steelworkers union notified BP Plc. that workers at refineries in Ohio and Indiana will strike late Saturday night, joining a walkout that began this week at nine other refineries.A BP spokesman said that the company expects to continue operating with replacement workers and doesn’t expect a significant effect on production.About 3,800 steelworkers began a strike Feb. 1 at refineries from California to Kentucky, saying that negotiations with Shell Oil Co. broke down. Shell is negotiating the national contract for other oil companies. Steelworkers union says it will expand strike to 2 BP oil refineries in Ohio, Indiana by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2015 12:01 pm MDT read more


Link between personalities and music taste unearthed Opera lovers more likely to

According to “big five” theory people who score highly for openness like to learn new things and enjoy new experiences.Extroverts, who are talkative and energetic, showed a preference for “unpretentious” music categorised as uncomplicated, relaxing and acoustic.The study also concluded that once you have evidence of a person’s musical tastes you can predict their personality type.In the journal Psychological Science, Dr Rentfrow and his colleagues wrote: “An active measure of naturally occurring behaviour, Facebook Likes for musical artists, also predict individual differences in personality.”Perhaps predictably, agreeable people tended to give all the music clips higher scores, while neurotics marked more harshly. Conscientiousness did not seem to be correlated. People who like easy-listening music are likely to be talkative and energetic, while opera lovers are more insightful and imaginative, according to scientists.Two major studies conducted by psychologists from Cambridge and top US universities have found your personality type can be accurately predicted from your musical tastes – and vice versa.Those with extrovert personalities for instance – who are more comfortable making small talk than introverts – showed a preference for music categorised as “uncomplicated, relaxing, and acoustic.”Finding correlations in this field has been hampered in the past by respondents tending to be younger – and therefore more likely to share a narrow band of tastes – and because respondents used their own definitions of the genres they enjoy.But in these worldwide, online studies of more than 20,000 respondents, more than half those surveyed were over 22, and they were presented with 25 unfamiliar musical excerpts pre-categorised by musicologists.The surveys differentiated personality types on the “big five” model used by scientists for 50 years: openness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism and conscientiousness.The team, led by Dr Jason Rentfrow, reader in personality and individual differences at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge found ‘open’ personalities liked ‘sophisticated’ music – defined as “inspiring, complex and dynamic” – but were less impressed with slow, mellow music. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


John Delaney steps down as chief executive to take up new FAI

first_imgJohn Delaney steps down as chief executive to take up new FAI position Delaney moves to newly-created position of Executive Vice-President with immediate effect. Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 7:37 PM By Aaron Gallagher Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The responsibilities of the new Executive Vice-President include all Fifa and Uefa matters including membership of the Uefa Executive Committee, all FAI tournament bidding projects, international relations and support, the John Giles Foundation, membership of the Board of the Aviva Stadium, planning for the centenary of the FAI and the 50th anniversary of women’s football in Ireland in 2023 and a bid to host the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Dublin,” the statement explained.“The new Executive Vice-President will also work on special projects as agreed by the Board and the new Chief Executive and will be available to the CEO for assistance.”The FAI hope to confirm the Association’s new CEO at its AGM in July. Delaney held the position of CEO within the FAI since 2005. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHODelaney came under significant pressure this past week after revelations of a €100,000 loan provided to the FAI two years ago came to light.The Sunday Times last week revealed that Delaney had provided a loan to the FAI due to a cashflow issue arising within the association. https://the42.ie/4557788 Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Mar 23rd 2019, 7:37 PM John Delaney. 131 Comments center_img 128,259 Views JOHN DELANEY’S TENURE as chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland has come to an end, with the 51-year-old stepping down from his position on Saturday night to take up a new role as Executive Vice-President.In a lengthy statement released shortly after Ireland’s 1-0 victory against Gibraltar, the FAI confirmed that a recent review of its senior management has resulted in a reshuffle.It sees Delaney’s 14-year term as CEO end with immediate effect as he takes up a newly-created role which includes responsibility for “all Fifa and Uefa matters” and “all FAI tournament bidding projects” among other duties.Chief Operating Officer Rea Walshe has been appointed to the role of Interim CEO by the FAI Board as the recruitment process begins for a new CEO.“Jonathan Hall Associates was engaged to review senior management structures and the role of CEO as the Association plans for the launch of a new strategic report for the period 2020-2024 and ahead of its centenary in 2021,” the FAI statement read. Delaney was in attendance at the Victoria Stadium on Saturday night as Ireland faced Gibraltar. Source: James Crombie/INPHO“The report recommends that the FAI considers creating a new role of Executive Vice-President and starts the process of appointing a new Chief Executive Officer in order to put itself in the best position possible for the strategic period ahead.”At a meeting on Friday, the board of the FAI unanimously adopted the review and unanimously voted to appoint Delaney to his new role.Neither Delaney, as Executive Vice-President, nor the new CEO will be members of the FAI board, although both will attend meetings of the board. Short URL John Delaney. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Subscribe He said that the money was repaid in full in June 2017, and that it was the only occasion on which he issued the Association with a loan.Delaney further addressed the loan in a second statement published by the FAI last Sunday, in which he said he acted in the FAI’s best interests.“I acted in the best interests of the Association at a time when immediate funding was needed,” Delaney said.“This loan had no impact on the full financial position or performance of the Association for the year. It was a matter of timing.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Share3389 Tweet Email4 last_img read more


Visualiser en direct la constructiondéconstruction des protéines

first_imgVisualiser ‘en direct’ la construction/déconstruction des protéinesDécrite dans la revue Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, une technique mise au point par des chercheurs du Québec permet de suivre visuellement l’assemblage et les changements de forme des protéines : un outil précieux dans le domaine des biotechnologies.”Pour comprendre et concevoir des nano-machines protéiniques pour des applications en biotechnologies, (…) il faut d’abord élucider les mécanismes ingénieux grâce auxquels les protéines naturelles parviennent à s’assembler si efficacement, [et donc] (…) saisir des clichés ou des photos de leur forme à chaque étape de l’assemblage”, explique le Dr. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle, de l’Université de Montréal. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Seulement voilà : ces phénomènes ne durent que quelques millisecondes chacun, sans parler du fait que tout ceci se passe à une échelle microscopique. D’où la difficulté d’observer ces processus. Mais ce chercheur et ses collègues sont parvenus à mettre au point une nouvelle méthode pour visualiser l’assemblage des protéines. Celle-ci intègre des sondes fluorescentes à plusieurs endroits le long de la chaîne linéaire d’acides aminés qui constituent les protéines. “Cette approche nous permet de suivre l’assemblage de la protéine, étape par étape, sur toute sa surface, jusqu’à la structure finale”, poursuit le chercheur dans un communiqué. Néanmoins, les protéines n’en restent pas toujours à cette structure finale. Celles-ci peuvent encore se modifier sous l’effet de changement climatique ou organique, prenant ainsi de nouvelles formes qui peuvent être soit bénéfique soit dangereuse pour l’organisme. Comprendre les ‘bugs’ pouvant survenir dans ces processus, comme ceux qui entraînent la maladie de Parkinson ou celle d’Alzheimer, est ainsi l’un des enjeux de cette recherche.Le 17 juin 2012 à 15:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Vehicle fire slows traffic on I205

first_imgA vehicle fire briefly closed all three lanes of southbound Interstate 205 on Monday morning, slowing the morning commute on the highway and nearby arterials. Vancouver firefighters and state troopers were called to the scene just before 7:30 a.m., arriving to find a fully-involved vehicle fire in the center lane, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. Troopers blocked all three lanes of traffic while firefighters doused the flames, which destroyed a maroon 1987 Ford Ranger. “The gas tank was so full that it took them a while to get it to stop burning,” Finn said. The driver told troopers that his pickup stopped working before it began smoking and eventually caught fire. All three lanes were reopened by 8 a.m., but the incident caused traffic to back up to Salmon Creek and spill onto state Highway 500 and Padden Parkway throughout the morning commute. “It was a huge, huge mess,” Finn said.last_img read more


Sri Mukhi will be next to come out says Hema

first_imgHyderabad: Telugu actress Hema, who was recently eliminated from Big Boss season 3, a reality TV show being telecast in Star Maa channel, accused the fellow contestant Sri Mukhi as a ‘cunning character.’ She was speaking to media after her elimination from the show here on Tuesday. Speaking to media, Hema made negative comments on her fellow contestant Sri Mukhi, a noted Telugu TV anchor. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us She said Sri Mukhi would be the next contestant to come out of the show because of her attitude. Hema described Sri Mukhi as a cunning character who always engages in back-biting. “Sri Mukhi always feels that everyone should treat her as a good character but mistreats fellow contestants.”When asked what she learnt from the show, Hema said she came out of the show even before understanding about the show. To a query if she would like to re-enter the show if given another opportunity, Hema said she would consider when it was offered. Speaking about her other contestants, Hema said she liked all other contestants, but she liked Akkineni Nagarjuna who played the host more. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us When asked why she did not cry when she left the show, she commented humorously that media did not give her time to cry. On the reason why she was eliminated, she said that the fellow contestants misunderstood her as she did not allow any contestant to enter kitchen and asked them not to give any suggestions. She lamented that she was deceived by some contestants while addressing her as sister.last_img read more


Outpatients to tertiary hospitals get free ride

first_img• Helping Hand Foundation vehicles cater to sick across Old City • We also drop patients back home, says its head Mujtaba Askari • Poor people, especially women and children, most benefited Falaknuma: For the first time, ambulances and medical relief vans run by Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), a city-based NGO, are now providing vital link to the outpatient care in public health system. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Connecting economically bacM M Farooquiwards sections, these vehicles are helping access state-run hospitals with free of charge facility. HHF got 2 ambulances and 8 relief vans from other NGOs and philanthropists and did not have to invest anything on this except to appoint drivers. Drivers are also trained paramedics who can handle medical emergencies. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us According to the NGO, in a massive intra-hospital mobilisation, everyday 10 relief vans and ambulances ferry patients from multiple public health facilities and urban slums in the Old City area to tertiary centres for outpatient care. Every day from 8-10 locations like Barkas CHC, Masjid-e-Ishaq Health Centre in Nawabsahab Kunta, Malakpet Area Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj, Charminar Unani Hospital, Kishanbagh and Babanagar, these vehicles are engaged in ferrying patients from the slums to higher centres like Osmania General Hospital, Gandhi Hospital, NIMS, MGMH, Malakpet Area hospital and Charminar hospital for OP department. Advertise With Us Mujtaba Askari of HHF said that same vehicles will also drop the patients back at their respective locations. “The whole idea is that we want to make accessibility to public health better and reduce out of pocket expenses,” he said. Apart from mobilising patients from slums near to public health facilities, the relief vans also pick up emergency cases from MGMH, Petlaburj and Charminar Unani Hospital. “Operational since the last one year, 257 cases of medical emergencies were provided timely transportation to higher centres in public health,” said Mujtaba. Experiment with cabbies not successfulHHF tried its luck with cab aggregators like OLA & Uber but the process failed due to a combination of factors like delays, high number of cancellations and drivers’ reluctance to cater to patients from hospitals. “It is at this point that the HHF decided to strategically place ambulances and medical relief vans across various urban slums in Old City to connect patients for an intra hospital mobilisation,” he added. As per NFHS (National Family Health Survey), 2015-16, some of the main reasons for high out of pocket expenses and also lack of access to public health facilities, is the mobility restriction and the cost thereof. Women and children particularly are deprived of accessing the public health facilities on account of mobility restrictions. “70% of the patients who are availing of the services are women and children. Due to mobility restrictions, this segment is the happiest. A lot of children from government residential schools and madrasas are also picked up and taken to hospital and dropped back by our vans daily. HHF’s ambulances don’t see any caste or creed and are very secular and human. On many occasions deceased patients’ bodies from various government hospitals are provided free transportation to their homes due to the unavailability sometimes of the government provided free transportation,” Mujtaba Askari added.last_img read more


ICC 2019 World Cup Breaking Clinical Bangladesh defeat underperforming South Africa

first_imgIn what turned out to be the first good contest of the World Cup, Bangladesh showed how good they have become by putting up a highly competent performance to beat South Africa at The Oval. The match was put into Bangladesh’s corner after South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first.Faf du Plessis expected his bowlers to dominate the Bangladesh batsmen but it happened to be the other way round. Soumya Sarkar nullified the new ball attack of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi to provide a great start. Veterans Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al-Hasan then took charge and prepared the ground for a big total.It took some great hitting from Mahmudullah to take the Bangladeshi team to 330. South Africa started well but suffered a big blow due to run out of Quinton de Kock. While du Plessis batted well but got dismissed when he needed to go on. Rassie van der Dussen and JP Duminy kept SA in the game but with the former being dismissed, the game went away from the Proteas.South Africa remained in the game thanks to Duminy who kept fighting but when he was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman, the game was beyond South Africa. The victory margin in the end was 21 runs.last_img read more


Local Automotive Program Gives Students an Opportunity to Excel

first_imgBy Akil Wilson, Special to the AFROA District of Columbia program is educating residents from some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods in one of today’s most in demand trades. The Excel Automotive Institute, located at 1235 Kenilworth Ave. NE, teaches the fundamentals of automotive technology in a classroom setting as well as a fully equipped repair shop.The Excel Automotive Institute was founded in 1998 by George Stark, a former Washington football team player. When Stark retired he opened a car dealership. Unable to properly staff the business due to a lack of qualified technicians in the area, he decided to do something about it.Students at Excel Automotive Institute in Northeast, Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo)Along with co-founder Jack Lyon, Starr approached a number of private organizations and government agencies to secure the funding for the project and Excel was established. Today, Excel functions as a non-profit and is free of charge to qualified District residents. Excel is currently the only automotive technology training school within the District of Columbia.Lead instructor Alfonso Galvez has been involved with Excel for over 12 years and describes the program as an opportunity for “a lot of men and women to get back into the game.”Excel Institute provides lessons, books and resources to prepare students to take a number of certification exams in the automotive industry.Students come into the program and begin with the fundamentals of automotive technology and electronic system components then move on to learning everything from brakes and suspensions to engines and transmissions. Galvez said the program is most helpful, “for those that are really looking to pursue this as a career.”Excel is a fully functional school graduating a class every year since its inception. Students receive education and certifications that allow them to become successful automotive technicians, as well as job placement assistance with leading auto brands such as Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen who provide funding and support for the school as well.Longtime instructor and veteran mechanic Eddie Cathey said watching students matriculate through the program and go on to have their own careers gives him “energy.” Lead instructor Galvez added, “We have seen a lot of success stories, we saw how they entered and now some of these guys are making more money than we do.”Some of Excel’s former students have returned to the school and become instructors. Adjunct instructor Roscoe McCormick is one such case, graduating from the Institute in 2010, and returning after working in the service department for Volkswagen among other top automobile makers. “Mr. Galvez was my instructor through 3-4 courses that really allowed me to pass my ASE [automotive service excellence] certification,” he said.  “Him staying there really did a lot for me.”Current student Deven Hallums said Excel changed his life by motivating him to challenge himself.  “Excel has given me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and taught me a skill that I can literally take everywhere.”Excel is continuing to educate its students and is always recruiting. When asked about the future of the Institute lead instructor Galvez said “I just want to see this place flooded with guys (and ladies) who want to learn.”The next session begins on November 22. For more information about Excel Automotive Institute check out the website excelautomotiveinstitute.org.A previous version of this story was printed with the name of founder, George Stark’s name spelled incorrectly, and the year the Institute began.last_img read more


Colins 4 reasons why the Warriors wont win the NBA title this

first_imgThe NBA season tips off tonight, and the talk of the NBA is the Warriors’ new superteam. Kevin Durant joins a juggernaut that set the NBA record for regular season wins and lost in 7 to LeBron and the Cavs in the Finals just a year ago.Many experts predict that Golden State, with the addition of KD, will end up hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the year. Colin isn’t among them.While he thinks Golden State will be a force, and should make it out of the Western Conference to face the Cavs and LeBron in the third edition of their NBA Finals grudge match, he doesn’t think they’ll win a championship in their first year together.Here are the four reasons why Colin thinks the Warriors won’t win the NBA title this year.Chemistry – The Warriors have the three best pure shooters in the NBA. There’s still only one ball, per NBA rules. In the history of the NBA, no one team has had the three best shooters in the league on the same roster. Someone is going to have to step back and give up shots. It’s just math. It’s easy to say it won’t be a problem in the preseason, but how will it play out as the year develops?  Also, who’s taking the final shot for the new Warriors? Pippen always deferred to MJ, McHale and Parrish to Bird. With the Warriors, it’s not yet clear. Colin also thinks an unhappy Draymond Green could only compound the chemistry issues of a team that needs to gel as a unit.2. Where’s the beef? – The Warriors signed Durant, but lost Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezili and Mo Speights in the frontcourt. They don’t have a legitimate rim protector. When Bogut was out in the Finals, the Warriors were dominated by LeBron and a more physical Cavs team. Draymond is going to be seeing heavy minutes at the 5. This may be fine during the regular season, but Playoff basketball is more physical, and in the chess match against the Cavs, who will be waiting at the rim to stop the King?3. LeBron is a nightmare matchup – LeBron took the Warriors to 6 games in 2015 with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sidelined with injuries, and super-scrub Matthew Dellavedova playing big minutes. Last year, James dominated the Warriors in the Cavs’ historic comeback to win the title. The shot making ability of Kyrie Irving, who also torched the Warriors in the Finals, forces the Warriors to stay honest if they’re inclined to collapse on LeBron. What’s the solution? It’s definitely not Durant.4. All the pressure is on the Warriors – The first title is always the hardest. LeBron and Wade struggled to win their first title when they joined forces in Miami. The Warriors have a title, but not as currently constituted. The entire basketball world will be micro-analyzing every misstep, and ready to pounce if there is any hint of a problem in the East Bay basketball utopia. How will they handle the pressure? Maybe they can, but It remains to be seen, especially come playoff time.4 reasons the Warriors won’t win the title. pic.twitter.com/j5NFMaMO5j— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 25, 2016last_img read more


Hurricane Isaac forecast to enter Caribbean Sea this week

first_imgCancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The arrival of tropical waves along the western portion of the Yucatan Peninsula will result in rains for most of the coast.According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a tropical wave along the western side of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is generating isolated moderate-to-locally strong rain showers.Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea are associated with a tropical wave and an upper-level trough. The disturbance is forecast to move slowly west-northwestward across the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next couple of days.Upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development when the system moves across the western Gulf of Mexico Wednesday through Friday.Hurricane Isaac forecast to enter Caribbean Sea this weekHurricane Isaac to enter Caribbean Sea. Photo: NOAAThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also says that tropical storm Isaac is now a small Category 1 hurricane, having developed overnight. Hurricane Isaac is currently moving toward the west at 20 km/h, but they say the hurricane will likely pick up an increase in speed toward the end of the week.On the forecast track, Hurricane Isaac is said to be moving across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea. They report that Hurricane Isaac is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea region by Thursday.The NOAA has not yet released a forecast if they anticipate Isaac will hit any Mexican land or if he will simply bypass the region. They  report that “Isaac is a small hurricane and uncertainty in the forecast is higher than normal,” adding that they will continue to monitor the storm during the next few days.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_img 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 September 9, 2014 — To further the potential of Big Data to predict and prevent illness, Toshiba Group has established the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The center’s principal project is a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to study treatment pathways and outcomes in head and neck and lung cancer patients.Combining the expertise from Johns Hopkins’ world-renowned clinical research institution and its Big Data analysis techniques with Toshiba’s advanced image analysis and data mining, the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare will create new technologies to monitor individual health and drive more precise, individualized patient care. The work at the center will use Big Data to analyze a patient’s condition and compare it with the plans and outcomes of patients who have a similar anatomy, physiology, pathology and history.“From fitness and travel to marketing and retail, there are many applications in the public realm already using Big Data,” said Rich Mather, Ph.D., director, clinical programs, Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA Inc. “Toshiba recognizes the ability of Big Data to monitor individual health, and in the future, to support day-to-day clinical decision making. With our collaboration at Johns Hopkins, we hope to create a new paradigm in medicine that transforms healthcare into a more efficient, cost-effective and data-driven enterprise that will help to improve patient outcomes.”For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… 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 | September 09, 2014 Toshiba Collaborates With Johns Hopkins University on Radiation Therapy Big Data Healthcare Research Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus aims to drive better patient outcomes 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more last_img read more


Xamarin Test Cloud for API Monitoring Tutorial

first_imgXamarin Test Cloud can help us identify applications’ functionality-related issues on real devices. It is a great source of application monitoring in terms of testing on different mobile devices and with different versions of operating systems. Getting a detailed analysis of various applications’ functions is very important to make sure our application is running as expected on our target devices. With that being said, it is also critical to the application to be able to run on different operating system versions, and to analyze how it performs and how much memory usage it has. In this mobile DevOps tutorial, we will discuss how to use Xamarin Test Cloud and the analytics after running an application on different sets of devices. This article is an excerpt from the book, Mobile DevOps,  written by Rohin Tak and Jhalak Modi. We will be using two different applications here to see the monitoring analytics and compare them, to get a better understanding of how this helps us identify various performance and functionality-related issues in our application. Below are the applications we will be using: PhoneCallApp Xamarin Store PhoneCallApp Let’s go through some steps to see how to monitor our PhoneCallApp: Go to https://testcloud.xamarin.com/. Click on the PhoneCallApp icon to get to the details of the test runs: On the next page, you’ll see a list of tests run for the application: Now, because we have only run one test so far, Test Cloud does not provide us with the graphical metrics shown in the preceding screenshot. In other examples we’ll see next, you’ll be able to see a more detailed comparison of different test runs. Click on the test run from the list to see its results: The test run listed is the one we ran earlier in previous chapters and uploaded from our machine to Xamarin Test Cloud using the command line. To get an idea of this interface, let’s have a look at different parts of Xamarin Test Cloud’s interface. Now, this is an overview screen that shows a summary of all the tests run for this application: This screen shows summary details, such as how many tests failed from the total number of tests run, how many times the app ran on a device, how many devices these tests were run on, and much more. This screen is very useful to get a brief idea when you want to get a report on how your application is doing on different devices and OS versions. The next thing you’ll see in the left pane is the list of UITests included in the test run: This screen basically has a list of all the Xamarin.UITests that you included in your project. You can click on these different tests to see their respective results on the right side of the screen. Let’s click on the test from the list in the preceding screen. This will take us to the next screen, which has detailed reports for the test run: Have a close look at the left pane on this screen. It gives us some steps of the test run on the device. These steps are only what we had written previously in the code to take a screenshot of every activity the test does. The steps are as mentioned (we are using the screens of the test code written in previous chapters here): App started: Take a screenshot when the app starts; this was written in the BeforeEachTest() method in the Tests.cs file: Call button pressed: This step is when the Xamarin.UITest presses the call button to make a call: Failed step (the assert): This is the last step and is shown to provide proof of the failed step, so you can see the outcome that we received and compare it with what was expected. This was the final assert that decides whether the test passes or not, based on the outcome in the Assert.IsTrue() condition. You can click on each of these steps in the left pane and analyze the screenshots taken to see exactly what went on during the test. This is a great way to see exactly what went wrong when the test failed. Now, sometimes the screenshots are not enough to identify the issue. For a more detailed analysis, Test Cloud also provides us with Device Log, as shown in the following screenshot: Device logs are a great way to see what’s going on under the hood and get more detailed information about the application’s behavior and how the device itself behaves when the application is run on it. This can help pinpoint the issues when a test fails on the device; logs are always a savior in that sort of scenario. Click on the Device Log and you can see step-by-step logs for each screenshot on the same screen: When a test fails, Test Cloud provides us with one more option, to see the Test Failures: It’s very useful for automated test developers to see the exception information when a test fails. Last but not least, there is also a Test Log option, which can be used to get a consolidated log of the entire test run: Xamarin Store app Now that we have seen different options provided by Test Cloud to monitor our application and its functionality using test runs, let’s see how the dashboard and tests look when we have multiple test runs on various physical devices with different OS versions. This will give us a better idea of how comparative monitoring can be done on Test Cloud to analyze an application’s behavior on different devices, and compare them with one another. The Xamarin Store application is a sample application provided by Test Cloud on its platform to help understand the platform and get an idea of the dashboard. Let’s go through the steps to understand how to monitor your application running on multiple devices, and how to compare different test runs: Go to the Test Cloud home page, just like in the previous example, and click on the Xamarin Store icon: On the next screen, you’ll see a graphical representation of different test runs and brief information about how many tests failed of the total tests run, what the application size is, and its peak memory usage information during different test runs: This gives us a nice comparative look at how our application is performing on different test runs. It is possible that the application was performing fine during the first run, and then some code changes made some functionality fail. So, this graph is very useful to monitor a timeline of changes that affected application functionality. You can further click on the graph or the test run to see an overview of it. Now, this screen gives us a great view of how an application running on different devices can be monitored. It’s a very nice way to keep track of the application on different devices and OS versions: Let’s click on one of the steps to see the results of the step on multiple devices: The red icon shows failed tests. This page shows all the devices you chose to run the test on; it shows all the devices the test passed on, and shows a red flag on failed devices. You can further click on each device to get device-specific screens and logs. To summarize, we performed API monitoring efficiently using Xamarin Test Cloud. If you found this post useful, do check out the book Mobile DevOps, to deliver continuous integration and delivery for Mobile applications. Read Next: API Gateway and its Need API and Intent-Driven Networking What is Azure API Management?last_img read more