Residential schools fit definition of genocide Atleo

first_imgAPTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says residential schools meet the definition of genocide.At the opening of the AFN’s health forum, the national chief spoke about the collective indigenous experience of residential schools.He acknowledged the reality of the harm that was done.“I, along with so many of our people, feel if you consider what the term genocide means,” said Atleo. “It references to the killing of people. Our people died in residential schools…the residential school was cultural genocide; the attempt to, over the course of history, to kill the Indian in the child. And that has been the experience of our people.”last_img

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WHO warns of dangers of added sugar in tooth decay and obesity

“This paper gives an important perspective on the influence of sugar on diet and nutrition in the developing world, in a country where both under-nutrition and over-nutrition co-exist,” Pekka Puska, WHO Director of Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, said in a news release. “This information strengthens the ability of the public health community to respond to the epidemic of diet-related chronic disease,” added Dr. Puska, who is leading WHO’s development of a Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. Published in this month’s WHO Bulletin, the findings cover both rural and urban populations, and add to the growing body of global evidence on the influence of diet on chronic disease. The paper examines the effect of added sugars on a population experiencing both under-nutrition and over-nutrition. The information was compiled as part of an effort by the South African Department of Health to advise on sugar consumption in its dietary guidelines. The researchers recommend that added sugars should form no more than 6 to 10 per cent of total dietary intake. The wording of the guideline, they suggest, should be: “Eat and drink food and drinks containing sugar sparingly and not between meals.” The article suggests that increasing problems with dental caries and obesity alone justify the new guideline. It reports that total tooth loss in adult populations in South Africa reaches up to 35 per cent while obesity affects nearly 20 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of black women. Even in children aged 7 to 9, overweight and obesity affect up to 9 per cent. In April, in conjunction with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), WHO launched an experts’ report on a healthy diet low in saturated fats, sugars and salt and high in vegetables and fruits, coupled with regular exercise, in order to combat rapidly growing death rates from diseases such as cancer, obesity and diabetes. Calling on all governments to take decisive action, the report – Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases – was backed by statistics showing a rapid increase in chronic diseases, which in 2001 contributed about 59 per cent of the 56.5 million total reported deaths in the world and 46 per cent of the global burden of disease. read more

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China has major role to play in ensuring fair globalization multilateralism –

In the third of his lectures at Asian universities, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Beijing students today that China’s engagement with the United Nations was essential as the world faces the challenges of achieving fair globalization, promoting multilateralism and protecting the human rights of all people in every country on earth.Mr. Annan also stressed that during his current visit to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and now China he had noted the deep and multi-layered ties between the three countries and was encouraged by the desire of leaders of all three to have better relations.He suggested that the three pool their efforts on issues of common concern, such as protecting the environment in this part of the world and advancing a Green Revolution in Africa, so as to help pave the way for improved relations, and in doing so help them to realize their immense individual and collective potential.“The UN family looks forward to an ever more engaged partnership with China in the years to come,” he said at Peking University. “Here at home, we are determined to help your great country realize the tremendous promise it holds. And in the international arena, we can provide an essential platform as China continues to go global.”Mr. Annan, who has already addressed university students in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and Tokyo, Japan, on his five-nation Asian trip, paid tribute to China’s achievements, from its progress “on a scale that is unprecedented in human history” in reducing poverty to its “pioneering role” in cooperation with other developing countries.“China’s performance will have an increasingly profound effect on the ability of the world as a whole to reach the Millennium Development Goals,” he said, referring to the targets set by the UN Millennium Summit of 2000 to slash a host of the world’s ills, such as extreme hunger and poverty, high infant and maternal mortality and lack of access to education and health care, all by 2015.He noted that China is already on its way to meeting most of the Goals. “Yet huge challenges remain,” he said. “Somehow, the rural poor must be enabled to share in China’s amazing economic growth. Urgent efforts are needed to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. And measures to protect the environment are equally crucial.”He stressed to his young listeners that they will enter a world shaped by globalization: what happens in one country affects others, whether it be epidemics, environmental degradation, nuclear proliferation and terrorism that challenge everyone, or scientific breakthroughs, information technology and economic integration that can benefit all. “The biggest challenge facing your generation is to ensure that globalization becomes a force for good – a force that works not only for the privileged few, but for all humankind,” he said, noting that his talks with Chinese leaders showed the breadth of China’s role in the world and the importance of China’s engagement with the UN.“We discussed the fundamental importance of multilateralism and the irreplaceable role of the UN, as well as the need to deliver concrete reform results on everything from the development agenda and the Millennium Development Goals to peacebuilding, strengthening human rights work, management reform, the mandate review and counter-terrorism,” he added.“On all the issues confronting us, we look forward to working together with young people like you, who represent the future of China,” he concluded. “Your determination will be crucial as you build on the achievements of your leaders. And China’s future is fundamental to the future of the world.”Mr. Annan, who came to Asia from Vienna, where he attended a European Union-Latin American summit, has arrived in Viet Nam and travels from there to Thailand. read more

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Deputy UN envoy for tsunami recovery deplores rising bloodshed in Sri Lanka

In a statement issued by his office in New York, Eric Schwartz said he was “deeply disturbed” by the reports from the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission of rising bloodshed in the South Asian country, where some 35,000 people were killed and more than 500,000 others displaced by the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004.“In parts of the north and east, the tsunami recovery process has ground to a halt, and significant investments in reconstruction, so generously supported by donors around the world, are now imperilled,” he said in the statement.“More importantly, many thousands of civilians are at grave risk, cut off from regular supplies of food and other assistance.”Mr. Schwartz urged all parties to the conflict between the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to ease restrictions on access to the affected civilian population and to end hostilities and resume negotiations.Last month Secretary-General Kofi Annan, UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery and former United States President Bill Clinton and several UN human rights rapporteurs deplored the recent series of attacks. read more

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China ends controls on bank lending rates in move toward marketdriven financial

BEIJING, China – China said Friday it is ending controls on bank lending rates in a move toward creating a market-oriented financial system to support economic growth.Reform advocates see an overhaul of China’s interest rate policy as one of the most important changes required to keep its growth strong. Banks currently lend mostly to state industry rather than the entrepreneurs who create China’s new jobs and wealth. Allowing banks to negotiate their own rates with borrowers could channel more credit to private enterprise.“This is a significant development for China’s financial sector in the direction of having interest rates determined by market forces rather than government fiat,” said Mark Williams of Capital Economics in a report.The scrapping of controls on lending rates is the first major economic reform under the government of President Xi Jinping, who took office earlier this year and faces a slowdown in China’s torrid growth. Xi and other leaders have promised an array of changes but until Friday no details had been released.“This reform is to further develop the basic role of market allocation of resources — an important measure to promote financial support for the development of the real economy,” said a central bank statement. The change takes effect Saturday.The end of controls could allow banks to charge lower rates to more credit-worthy borrowers, lowering costs for healthy businesses and spurring growth. Until now, the lower limit on lending rates was set at 0.7 times the state-set benchmark interest rate.Private sector borrowers also might be able to get more access to credit by paying more. That could help to reduce their reliance on a vast, unregulated underground credit market.Regulators allowed that market to flourish over the past decade to support entrepreneurs. But they have tightened controls over the past four years since discovering state banks were putting money into such unsupervised lending and taking on unreported risks.Friday’s move could foreshadow another significant change in the world’s No. 2 economy — raising low rates paid to savers. There was no word on when that might happen.Beijing has long used its banks to subsidize state industry with low-interest loans. Savers who had few alternative places to put their money were paid low rates on deposits that in recent years failed to keep up with inflation, meaning Chinese families lost money by leaving it in the bank.That has suppressed household spending, which is among the lowest in the world as a percentage of the economy, and held back efforts to shift the basis of China’s growth from exports and investment to more self-sustaining domestic consumption.Chinese families looking for a better return on their savings have shifted money into more speculative investments in stocks and real estate, helping to fuel a boom in prices of both. They also have shifted money into “wealth management products,” bundles of credit card and other debt that pay higher returns but that analysts worry might be too risky for household investors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2013 8:14 am MDT China ends controls on bank lending rates in move toward market-driven financial system read more

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Tinted Sheen browser extension blocks all things Sheen

first_imgLet’s face it, even though he thinks he is, Charlie Sheen is not winning. Well, if losing custody of your children, getting fired from “Two and a Half Men,” and becoming a national punchline constitutes winning, then maybe he is.The Sheen craze, which really peaked last week when he set the Guinness World Record for fastest account to get 1 million followers, is starting its swift decline. Although this may seem hard to believe to some people, Charlie Sheen isn’t that exciting of a meme anymore. If anything, he’s just making us sad. And some of us are so over seeing Sheen’s name and photo everywhere that we’re looking for ways to block him out of our daily Web browsing.Enter “Tinted Sheen,” a browser blocker that censors the Internet for you. Created by coder Greg Leuch, and launched today, the plugin applies black bars over Sheen’s name, as well as blackouts over his photos. It also replaces his name with asterisks if it appears in your browser’s tab. And if you’re sick of hearing about “tiger blood” and “winning,” the extension will attempt to block those out, too. You’ll be Sheen-free before you know it!The Seattletimes.com tried the add-on and said some Sheen sightings still occurred, but that it was still effective.Tinted Sheen is available for Firefox and Chrome, and can be downloaded at http://fffff.at. If you decide to do a Sheen-sweep by adding the plugin, let us know how it worked in the comments below.last_img read more

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State of Israel awards three Greeks who helped Jews during WWII

first_imgIn a ceremony marked by great humanity, gratitude, pride and emotion; the state of Israel posthumously bestowed the Righteous Among the Nations Award upon three Orthodox Christian Greeks who risked their lives to help Jews during the Holocaust. Hosted by the Municipality of Veria in northern Greece, the ceremony was attended by Israeli Ambassador Aryeh Mekel, the president of the Israeli Community of Thessaloniki, David Saltiel, and Maurice Magrizos, the president of the Israeli Community of Larissa. Those attending heard the chilling and touching testimony of 82-year-old Simon Danieli, who travelled from Israel to his birthplace in Veria to thank the descendants of the people who helped him and his family escape Nazi persecution during World War II. Danieli was 13 in 1942 when his family – father Joseph, a grain merchant, mother Buena, and nine siblings – fled Veria to escape the increasingly frequent atrocities committed by Nazi forces against the city’s Jews. They ended up in a small nearby village in Sykies, where the family was taken in by Giorgos and Panayiota Lanara, who offered them shelter, food and a hiding place in the woods, helped also by a priest, Nestoras Karamitsopoulos. The Nazis, however, soon stormed Sykies, where around 50 more Jews from Veria had also taken refuge. They questioned the priest about the whereabouts of the Jews, but when Karamitsopoulos refused to answer, they began raiding people’s homes. They found Jews hidden in eight homes, and promptly torched the houses. They also turned their wrath on the priest, torturing him and pulling out his beard, according to Danieli. The Danieli family survived, but when they returned to Veria, the neighborhood where they had lived, the Jewish quarter known today as Barbouta, had been almost completely destroyed, and some 450 of their neighbors were gone, sent off for extermination. The family later moved to Israel. Life, remembers Simon Danieli, was not easy there either. “It was a new state. There was a lot of unemployment and I took work wherever I could find it,” Danieli said. Eventually he was able to start his own business, but he never forgot Veria and often traveled to the northern Greek city to visit his old friends and his old neighborhood. “I was a boy when the Germans came and spread death,” he said at the ceremony. “But I will always have gratitude and love for our three heroes.” The medals awarded to Giorgos and Panayiota Lanara, as well as to Nestoras Karamitsopoulos, were received by their granddaughters. The Righteous Among the Nations Award has been bestowed on a total of 300 Greeks so far, most notably Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Damaskinos and Angelos Evert, who was the head of the Greek police during the Nazi occupation.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Google la mise à jour Panda fait déjà des victimes

first_imgGoogle: la mise à jour Panda fait déjà des victimesLa mise à jour de l’algorithme du moteur de recherche américain est déployée en France depuis la semaine dernière. Certains sites souffrent déjà d’une véritable baisse de visibilité, notamment les comparateurs de prix.Grâce à Panda, la mise à jour de son algorithme, Google espère faire chuter dans son classement des sites qu’il estime être de basse qualité. Lancé en février pour les requêtes en anglais, il est disponible depuis la semaine dernière en langue française. Mais quels sont ces sites qualifiés de “basse qualité” ? Il s’agit ici d’éliminer de la tête des recherches les comparateurs de prix ou les agrégateurs de contenus.À lire aussiUne incroyable intelligence artificielle donne vie à la Joconde de Léonard de Vinci (Vidéo)Ces sites, grâce à un savant jeu d’optimisation de référencement (SEO, search engine optimization), arrivent à se retrouver en tête des classements, ce qui se traduit par plus de clics de la part des internautes et de meilleurs revenus publicitaires. Mais pour les utilisateurs, l’intérêt est plutôt limité. Toutefois, ces sites ne sont pas les seuls à être grandement impactés.Des baisses importantes de visibilité Ainsi, dès le lancement de Panda, les résultats ont été probants alors que le site Search Metrics a publié la liste des premiers perdants. Dico du net perd ainsi 88% de visibilité, Comment fait-on 81%, Wikio 74%, Acheter facile 53%, 123 people 49%, Twenga 47%, Info du net 44%, Chauffeur de Buzz 41% … Au contraire, les sites dits “de qualité” en profitent. Par exemple, les sites de partage de vidéo sont mieux classés (+52% pour YouTube, 43% pour Dailymotion, 18% pour Wat), ainsi que les réseaux sociaux (+25% pour Twitter, +10% pour Facebook). De leur côté, Wikipedia gagne 8% de visibilité quand service-public.fr 17%. Néanmoins, il reste beaucoup d’effort à faire puisque “cette mise à jour impacte les résultats perçus par les utilisateurs pour en moyenne 6 à 9% des requêtes, tous langages confondus”, explique Google sur son blog. Le 18 août 2011 à 19:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Portland reserve officers defect to sheriff’s office

first_imgPORTLAND — Eighteen Portland police reserve officers defected to the county sheriff’s office last summer when they couldn’t convince the bureau to provide them federal-mandated training given to all other bureau officers.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the volunteer officers – who complete a reserve academy, carry guns, wear the standard police uniform and can make arrests — now back up Multnomah County deputies.The switch came after Portland police in late November 2017 ordered the reserves off the street because their training didn’t meet the higher standard required by the city’s 2014 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over officers using excessive force against people with mental illness.It’s unclear why it took the Police Bureau until then to recognize that its reserve officers were out-of-compliance.last_img read more

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Reminder of strict Airport Parking Policy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 23, 2017 – Due to a resurgence in unlawful parking, the Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) wishes to remind the general public that a strict policy of towing vehicles that participate in curbside parking, obstruction of roadways and vehicles that park illegally whilst on airport property remain in full effect.In an effort to meet and maintain international airport landside security standards, the TCIAA must address unauthorized parking.  This established policy assists in alleviating traffic congestion and enhance public safety for all that pass through Providenciales International Airport.  All patrons are asked to park in the designated parking lot to avoid sanctions.Providenciales International Airport is indeed private property and may cause to be towed, any vehicle abandoned, parked in an unlawful or unsafe manner at no expense to the Authority.  TCIAA retains the right to decide whether clamping, towing or criminal prosecution may be levied on serious infringements.Strict measures will be enforced at the entrance road to Rubis TCI and continue throughout the airport property leading to the west.   The front of the terminal shall be used for the purpose of pick up and drop off zones ONLY.Vehicle towing will be carried out by Premier Towing Services owned and managed by Mr Sean Selver as laid out in the Road Traffic Ordinance and as authorized by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.   Owners of towed vehicles will be subject to pay a fee of $175 in addition to daily storage fees.Unauthorized parking and obstruction may also be ticketed at a rate of $250 as specified in the Road Traffic Ordinance.  TCIAA advises that the general public be guided according.Press Release: TCIAA The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Tonights super moon is last one of 2014

first_imgThe final “super moon” of the year will appear tonight above the eastern horizon as a large orange globe after 7:16 p.m.The orange tint is an actual physical effect. The larger-than-usual size of a moon seen near the horizon, however, is mostly the result of a trick your eyes play on you, said Jim Todd of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.It’s called “the moon illusion,” said Todd, OMSI’s director of space science education, and it has puzzled sky watchers for thousands of years.According to NASA’s website, “when you look at the Moon, rays of moonlight converge and form an image about 0.15 mm wide on the retina in the back of your eye. High moons and low moons make the same-sized spot, yet the brain insists one is bigger than the other. Go figure.”The moon’s orange color has a scientific explanation, Todd said. When looking toward the horizon, we are actually looking through a greater thickness of Earth’s atmosphere than when looking directly overhead. The atmosphere scatters blue light (the reason the sky looks blue). The thickness of the atmosphere in the direction of a horizon scatters blue light most effectively, but it lets red light pass through. So a moon near the horizon takes on a yellow, orange or reddish hue.The moon may actually appear be a darker shade of reddish-orange because of particles in the upper atmosphere from the summer fires around the Pacific Northwest.last_img read more

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Myers announces retirement third Walker cabinet change in three weeks

first_imgDownload AudioAlaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers announced Tuesday that he’s retiring.Mark Myers announced Tuesday he will retire as commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources. Myers once served as head of the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska. (Public Domain photo from USGS)Myers wrote in an email to department staff members that he’s retiring for personal reasons. His resignation is effective March 1.Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford will serve as acting commissioner.It’s the third change in Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet in three weeks, following changes in the commissioners of corrections and education.Myers had only been commissioner since early 2015, but has a total of 18 years of service in the department.Myers worked as a geologist for the state and for private companies. He was the head of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006 to 2009. And he was the vice chancellor of research for University of Alaska Fairbanks before Walker named him commissioner.Walker said Myers told him he wanted to retire in October, but Walker gave him time to reconsider.Myers said, “Retiring is not difficult, but leaving DNR is.”A spokeswoman for Walker said the governor hasn’t set a timeline for permanently replacing Myers.last_img read more

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In the Marvel Universe President Trump Is a MODOK

first_imgStay on target One of the reasons that Marvel Comics gained the advantage over D.C. in the 1960s and onwards was that their comics were set in the “real world.” Instead of Metropolis and Gotham, Marvel had New York and Chicago. And when politicians showed up in the pages of Captain America, they were usually real people.Case in point: Barack Obama. The first African-American President actually made the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #583, complete with a story inside where the Chameleon impersonates Barack and tries to take over the White House. Spidey saves the day, of course, and the issue was one of the best sellers of the 2000s, moving 350,000 copies over five printings.Bush and Clinton showed up sporadically throughout their terms as well, and even Tricky Dick Nixon showed up during the 70s to cut funding for Hulkbuster Base. So how will the comics deal with President Trump?Well, before his Presidential aspirations Trump’s been in the comics as a businessman. He showed up in a cameo in New Avengers #47 when Luke Cage moved his limo out of the way of an ambulance. Trump, seeing a Black person, immediately threatened to sue. But that was nothing compared to Spider-Gwen Annual #1 by Jason Latour with art by Chris Visions, Michael Walsh, Chris Brunner and Annapaola Martello.Haven’t been reading Spider-Gwen? Here’s the gist. It’s set in an alternate universe where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, was bitten by the radioactive spider and got powers. She’s got a striking costume, a cool supporting cast, and the book is a lot of fun. Put it on your pull list.The annual is a collection of short pieces, most of which are pretty solid. The one we’re concerned with here stars the Captain America of this alternate earth, Samantha Rogers – a pilot who went through the Super-Soldier process. Instead of being frozen in ice, she was lost in a bizarre alternate dimension and just returned to her home. In the story, she’s reading comics by Steve Rogers (who we know as our Cap, and who has been a cartoonist for his “day job”) and marveling at the weird world they present. One of the stories involves a villain known as “Mental Organism Designed As America’s King,” or “M.O.D.A.A.K.”That’s a portmanteau of M.O.D.O.K, the Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing (originally a Captain America villain who would go on to plague many other heroes) and real estate magnate turned Republican President-Elect Donald J. Trump. How exactly Trump got the big head, tiny limbs and hoverchair of a M.O.D.O.K. isn’t explained, but Cap deals with him swiftly and easily.He only appears for a few pages, but if this is how Marvel plans to treat Trump moving forward, we predict a bunch of really whiny Tweets about the matter.Oddly enough, that’s not even the first villainous Trump in Marvel history. During the 1980s, Daredevil contended with Carlton Sanders; a former stage magician turned crook who went by the alias “Trump.” It’s hard to say with any certainty whether the character was based on the Donald or a reference to playing cards, but he was a D_lister at best.So that’s where Donald J. Trump stands in the Marvel Universe. We’ll see how the company deals with his Presidency moving forward, and if he manages to extract himself from that hoverchair.Check it out for yourself at Amazon. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe last_img read more

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Windows 10 Build 16257 fixes Edge annoyance introduces Eye Control

first_imgWindows 10 Build 16257: fixes Edge annoyance, introduces Eye Control by Martin Brinkmann on August 03, 2017 in Windows – No commentsMicrosoft released Windows 10 Build 16257, a new preview build of the upcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, yesterday evening.The new version introduces a new Eye Control feature, designed to improve accessibility by adding options to control Windows with eye movement, Microsoft Edge improvements, a color overhaul for the Windows Console, input and Windows Defender Application Guard improvements, and bug fixes.The new build of Windows 10 is available already. Windows Insiders who have set up their device to be on the Fast Ring can run a manual update check in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.It should get picked up automatically, downloaded to the system and installed afterwards.Microsoft Edge improvementsIf you have used Microsoft Edge before you know that it comes with a very, very annoying selection feature when you select text in the address bar.This was the top 3 complaint in my list of Microsoft Edge annoyances that I published back in 2016.This adjustment fixes the issue. When you click in the address bar now, the cursor stays at the position you clicked on and does not shift anymore as “http://” is added to the address.No more issues when selecting text in the address bar for copying, or modifying the URL, as the selection is not changed anymore automatically.Other Edge improvements include a new look inspired by Microsoft’s Fluent Design System, and several fixes for issues.Eye ControlEye Control is a beta feature right now that adds another accessibility option to the Windows 10 operating system.The beta feature requires a specific camera for that right now, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. Microsoft works on adding support for other cameras that support the functionality — Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini, PCEyePlus, EyeMobile Plus, and I-series — soon.Setup requires that you install the Tobii’s Core eye tracking hot fix release 2.10.11.6458 and run calibration after installation. You need to open Windows Update then to check for a new device driver, Tobii Eye Tracker HIDClass Driver, to get it installed. Note that you need to allow driver installations through Windows Update for that.Last but not least, check to make sure that the eye tracker is listed under Settings > Ease of Access > Other Options > Eye Control.Eye Control displays a launchpad on the screen that you can interact with. You can select mouse and keyboard use from the launchpad, and even use shape writing on the keyboard for faster typing.Eye Control supports text to speech on top of that for communication purposes.Other improvementsWindows Console comes with a new color scheme to take into account new display technologies. The classic color scheme was not designed for modern displays, and some colors don’t render well on high-contrast displays as a consequence.  Check out the blog post on the Windows Command Line Tools for Developers blog for more information on the change.The performance of launching the touch keyboard has been improved.Improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard container launch times.Fixed several known issues that were causing system crashes, hangs and other issues.As always, make sure you check the known issues for PC on the official Windows Blog before you run the update. This is still a development build, and some things may not work as expected. In this build for instance, Windows apps may throw the error 80070057 during installation or update.SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Build 16257: fixes Edge annoyance, introduces Eye ControlDescriptionMicrosoft released Windows 10 Build 16257, a new preview build of the upcoming Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, yesterday evening.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgJune 23, 2009 – INFINITT North America reported that 2009 sales volume in the U.S. has exceeded sales volume for any two consecutive quarters to date. INFINITT offers a web-based RIS and PACS solution that supports radiology, cardiology, mammography, advanced visualization and more on a single/common database. The single-database approach, combined with off-the-shelf hardware and virtualization technology, offers extremely advanced performance and functionality at a substantially lower cost than multiple database solutions.The INFINITT RIS/PACS is built on a relational database that eliminates the need for an interface between modules. This should provide for greater cost-efficiency for the user because this solution requires less maintenance and support. This approach is also highly scalable, which makes it ideal in times of uncertainty, when no one knows whether they will continue to expand operations – adding new facilities and services – or split them off. It addresses the needs of the smaller, single-site imaging center as well as the multi-site healthcare enterprise consisting of multiple hospitals, specialty centers and a large referring physician network.For more information: www.infinittna.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. 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 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more 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 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | June 23, 2009 INFINITT NA Reports Record Sales Volume in Q109 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more last_img read more

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New leadership for Merit as Merrithew steps down Sproul appointed CEO

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — Merit Travel is transitioning its leadership team as Merit founders Louise de Grandpré and Michael Merrithew have announced their intention to leave the company, effective at the end of July.H.I.S – Merit Travel says Phil Sproul will become CEO effective immediately.Sproul joined Merit Travel Group in January 2016 and was most recently President, Merit Loyalty Services. Sproul is well-known in the industry, with stints including President, Kensington Tours (2012 – 2014), President, TPI (2008 – 2012) and VP, Sales & Customer Experience for ACV (2002 – 2006).“We want to congratulate Louise and Michael for their incredible accomplishment in building an industry leading company over the past 27 years,” said Hideo Hatano, Global Business Development Director, H.I.S “Going forward, the team led by Phil Sproul will drive our growth trajectory across our Loyalty, Corporate and Leisure travel businesses by providing customers with unmatched access to new programs, resources, support and services.”Michael Merrithew added: “It has been an incredible journey for Loulou and myself. We are so very grateful to the hundreds of team members who helped us build a remarkable company and contributed to our shared success. It’s never easy to step away, but this is the right time for the future of the company and its employees. We’ll be taking some well-deserved time off until we move on to the next chapter of our careers.” Thursday, July 19, 2018 Share New leadership for Merit as Merrithew steps down, Sproul appointed CEOcenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Departures, Merit Travel Group Posted bylast_img read more

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Costa Rica installed railroad crossings one damaged within hours

first_imgDriving in Costa Rica can be notoriously difficult. Motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes, people pass with reckless abandon on hills and curves, and blocking traffic seems completely acceptable so long as you turn on your four-ways.And don’t get us started on the infrastructure, which has been rendered wholly inadequate by the recent explosion of vehicles in Costa Rica. (Not that unpainted roads that can’t quite fit two lanes of traffic are safe regardless of the amount of traffic.)The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) does have several ongoing — if slow-moving — projects to help improve Costa Rica’s struggling road infrastructure. Among them is a network of grade crossing signals with gates to help prevent collisions between vehicles and trains. MOPT promoted the features of its new railroad crossings on social media. Via MOPT on FacebookMOPT inaugurated the first set of these railroad crossings Monday morning to great fanfare featuring television cameras and an appearance from President Carlos Alvarado.Within six hours, a reckless driver had blown through one of the intersections, knocking over the gate and rendering it inoperable until a MOPT team came to reinstall it promptly. The person in question was fined 52,227 colones (about $85) and will also be billed for repairs.Elsewhere this week, several of the crossings have been impacted or damaged as a result of carelessness and vandalism, according to the President.“The gates are there to save lives and keep us safe,” he wrote. “Let’s take care of them!”A tan solo 3 días de su puesta en funcionamiento varias agujas han sido chocadas o dañadas producto del descuido y vandalismo. Las agujas están ahí para salvar vidas y protegernos.¡Cuidémoslas!— Carlos Alvarado Quesada (@CarlosAlvQ) December 19, 2018The incidents promoted this public-relations statement from MOPT, which concluded with a bolded plea to drivers:“From MOPT and COSEVI, a call is made to everyone who shares the road with trains to be attentive to these types of devices, placed in order to save lives,” the statement read, “and above all to stop at the crossing when a train approaches, which on average constitutes a wait of just 30 seconds.”From all of us at The Tico Times: Remember that even if you blow through a railroad crossing, you’re bound to hit traffic or a suspension-rattling pothole shortly thereafter anyway. And being 30 seconds later to your destination will put you right on time — a la hora tica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Polls reveal Ticos thoughts on Chinchilla, crime and the environment Hablando paja: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica? Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jamslast_img read more

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Analysts Warn of Next Generation of Subprime Lenders

first_img In a report spurred by recent remarks on practices at non-bank servicers, analysts at Moody’s Investors Service took the opportunity to express their own concerns about the dramatic growth of these firms.Referring to a recent speech in which Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for New York, urged regulators to “halt the explosive growth in the non-bank mortgage servicing industry” when warranted, Moody’s analysts Warren Kornfeld and Jason Chung noted they themselves have held worries about growth at large servicers—albeit for slightly different reasons.“We have regularly cited the special servicers’ extraordinary growth as a key credit constraint, given the operating risks associated with the complex integration of acquired mortgage servicing rights and the potential for deterioration in servicing metrics,” the analysts say in the agency’s latest ResiLandscape report.In fact, Kornfeld and Chung say, if Lawsky’s speech (and his halting of a major mortgage servicing rights deal between Ocwen and Wells Fargo) “signals a more general moderation in the rapid growth of the special servicers, it would be credit positive.”At the same time, they worry that companies might attempt to offset any slowdown in growth by shifting business models and originating non-prime mortgages, “a net credit negative.”“We have said that Ocwen and the other special servicers could become the next generation of non-prime originators, given their wealth of non-prime servicing experience along with the cyclical, low-margin nature of prime mortgage originations,” they write. “But originating non-prime loans increases legal risks and performance volatility.”Although non-prime loan volume remains low, Moody’s expects the market to redevelop “with active participation by special servicers.” Moody’s Investor Service Ocwen Regulation Subprime Loans 2014-02-26 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing Analysts Warn of ‘Next Generation’ of Subprime Lenderscenter_img February 26, 2014 480 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Market Speeds Up in March

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share April 29, 2014 401 Views According to the Fastest Markets Report issued by Redfin, homes are “flying off the market” in many places, such as San Francisco, California; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C. The report notes that although homes are selling faster, fewer total homes are selling. Inventory has risen in these metros, but prices are holding buyers back.However, the company believes the quickening pace of home sales is actually a positive sign, indicating buyers are still moving quickly on the most sought-after homes.In March, across the 20 metros measured by Redfin, median days on the market fell by more than a week to 32 days, dropping from 40 days in February. Compared to last year’s figure of 35, homes are selling three days faster on average.The company’s analysis found that 29.8 percent of homes went under contract within two weeks of being listed, up from 26.8 percent in February.”Time is of the essence to tour a home and get an offer in quickly, but buyers can use it to their advantage when appealing to the seller,” said Redfin agent Sandy Rosen.Overall, San Jose was the fastest selling market, with the median home staying a mere 10 days on the market before going under contract. Philadelphia crawled in as the slowest market, with a median of 81 days on the market in March.The top five markets for fastest time to go to contract include San Jose, California (10 days); San Francisco, California (13 days); Austin, Texas (16 days); San Diego, California (19 days); and Washington, D.C. (19 days).The bottom five markets measured by Redfin for the longest time to go to contract include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (81 days); Miami, Florida (51 days); Baltimore, Maryland (51 days); Boston, Massachusetts (47 days), and Atlanta, Georgia (40 days).center_img Market Speeds Up in March Demand Home Prices Redfin 2014-04-29 Colin Robinslast_img read more

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EVP of Auctioncom Discusses June Housing Data and its Impact on the

first_img July 13, 2015 513 Views Rick Sharga, EVP of Auction.com, discusses the June housing data and its impact on the overall market in a recent video released by the company. In the video, Sharga talks about the positive results seen in existing home sales, new home sales, and home price data. He questions whether this means the housing market is fully recovered and concludes that the market has not completely recovered and is still improving from previous years.”Although all of those are very positive trends, it suggests that what we are seeing is an improving and much more stable market than what we have seen over the past few years,” Sharga said. “But we need to keep things in context. April, May, and June are usually the best months of the year for home sales and even at the current rate of sales we are probably going to see about a million fewer homes sold in 2015 than what would be considered a normal market.”Auction.com, LLC, is the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace. Founded in 2007, the company has sold over $30 billion in residential and commercial real estate assets. Auction.com has over 900 employees and headquarters in Irvine and Silicon Valley, California as well as offices in Austin and Plano, Texas, Atlanta, Denver, New York, and Miami. Auction.com Housing Market June Housing Data 2015-07-13 Staff Writer in Data, Headlines, News, Uncategorizedcenter_img EVP of Auction.com Discusses June Housing Data and its Impact on the Market Sharelast_img read more

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