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Scientists Reconnect With Cluster Mission

first_imgEurope’s Cluster mission is back in the fold after controllers fixed a glitch that would have seriously curtailed its ability to do science. Cluster is comprised of four identical satellites that have been studying Earth’s space environment and its interaction with the solar wind since 2000. They pirouette around each other as they orbit Earth, and data from all four are key to mapping out the space environment in 3D. Each craft carries 11 sensors, of which five make up the Wave Experiment Consortium. It was these five on satellite 3 (dubbed Samba) that failed to respond in March to ground commands. Several weeks of intense work involving scientists, controllers, and the spacecraft manufacturers traced the problem to the simultaneous locking of all five power switches on the instruments—an eventuality that designers had thought too unlikely to consider. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The team resorted to what it called a “dirty hack,” a nonstandard procedure that was impossible to test beforehand. During a tense day last month in the control room at the European Space Agency’s space operations center in Darmstadt, Germany, controllers sent up a series of commands that flipped each of the power switches back on. All instruments are now working normally, and team members are trying to make sure that something similar doesn’t happen again.last_img read more

Keaton Jennings misses Accounting exam to play Test cricket for England

first_imgKeaton Jennings was supposed to be writing an Accounting exam on May 30. Instead, the 25 year-old was training with England’s Test team which was gearing up for the second match against Pakistan at Headingley.Jennings will walk out to open the innings with Alastair Cook on June 1 as England attempt to bounce back after losing the Lord’s Test last week.Jennings had already booked a train to London for his test but he was told he would play a Test instead, in the 11th hour. But there are of course no regrets.”I’d booked my train down to London to write a three-hour accounting paper. That’s a couple of quid down the drain! But that’s life. I wouldn’t change it for the world,” he said.”I want to play with a happy heart and a big smile on my face,” he said on the eve of the Test.”I want to enjoy this week. It might be the last Test I play – so I really want to enjoy the feeling.”Jennings’ recall is the only change in the 12-man squad for the second Test at Headingley, that starts on Friday, which the hosts must win to level the two-match series. Stoneman was clean bowled in both innings at Lord’s, scoring four and nine.The 25-year-old Jennings has played six tests for England, the last of them in August 2017 against South Africa.”Keaton Jennings showed a strong temperament in scoring a hundred on his Test match debut against India in December 2016,” national selector Ed Smith said in a statement on Monday.advertisement”Keaton has found good form in county cricket this season, including three centuries in his last seven innings (two in the First Division of the County Championship, one in the Royal London One-Day Cup).”Mark Stoneman misses out at Headingley. Mark has experienced a disappointing start to the 2018 season and had a difficult Test match at Lord’s.”Fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes was part of the 12-man squad at Lord’s but missed out on selection for the starting XI.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Miami DB Antonio Crawford Not At Practice After Sending Cryptic “I’m Out” Tweets

first_imgIt would appear that Miami football head coach Al Golden has a situation on his hands. Hurricanes junior defensive back Antonio Crawford, a key contributor on defense this past season, was not at practice Sunday morning. Furthermore, Crawford tweeted some cryptic messages last night about the way he’s being treated. One of his messages read “I’m out.”Golden says Antonio Crawford was expected at practice today (wasn’t here). Says he wants to deal with things internally before commenting.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) February 22, 2015Here are screenshots of the tweets in question.Screen Shot 2015-02-22 at 2.02.02 PMScreen Shot 2015-02-22 at 2.02.39 PMWe’ll keep you updated as to when Golden has an official update on the matter.last_img

Montreal MP Lametti becomes justice minister as Trudeau shuffles

first_imgOTTAWA – Montreal MP David Lametti is becoming Canada’s new justice minister as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles his cabinet to deal with the sudden departure of Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison.He’s one of five ministers and ministers-to-be who walked up to Rideau Hall to be sworn in on a frigid Monday morning in Ottawa.Vancouver’s Jody Wilson-Raybould is moving from the high-profile Justice position to Veterans Affairs, generally considered a more minor portfolio.Seamus O’Regan, meanwhile, is moving from Veterans Affairs to Indigenous Services.And Jane Philpott is moving from Indigenous Services to Treasury Board, Brison’s former portfolio and a key economic position at the cabinet table.Bernadette Jordan takes Nova Scotia’s seat at the cabinet table, becoming minister of rural economic development, a new position on the front bench.last_img read more

Attawapiskat family facing agonizing wait for answers months after death of 13yearold

first_img(Sheridan Hookimaw, 13. Photo courtesy of family.)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe family of a 13-year-old Attawapiskat First Nation girl whose body was found outdoors by a patrolling local police officer in October is still waiting for a final report on the cause of death from the Ontario coroner’s office.Sheridan Hookimaw’s body was found by a Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) officer while on patrol near an area known locally as the “first rapids” on Oct. 19.Since then, the family has been waiting for the final coroner’s report on how Sheridan died. They are also waiting for the return of Sheridan’s belongings including her purse and an iPod she used to record a final goodbye to her family.“The waiting period is very agonizing,” said aunt Jackie Hookimaw-Witt, in a telephone interview from Attawapiskat.While Sheridan has been buried in the community, Hookimaw-Witt said there are still questions about how she died that the family wants answered.“If it is suicide we will accept it, but we need to know for certain,” said Hookimaw-Witt.Dr. Michael Wilson, the regional supervising coroner based out of Thunder Bay, Ont., said Sheridan’s case has not been put on the “back burner,” but faced delays caused by “resource challenges” felt province-wide.“This is longer than ideal and longer than we’d like, but not a completely unheard of length of time,” said Wilson.Wilson said he is waiting on a final report from the pathologist who is also still waiting for a toxicology report.“We have to make sure any reports we give are absolutely iron clad,” he said.Wilson said he expects to get the pathologist’s report sometime next week. He then plans to travel to Attawapiskat to meet with the family and discuss the results in his report. Wilson also plans to meet with the band council.Wilson, who will be accompanied by a NAPS officer during the meetings, said the girl’s personal items will also be returned at that time.NDP MP Charlie Angus, whose riding includes Attawapiskat, has been helping the girl’s family through the seemingly labyrinthine coroner’s process.“For the family, they just want closure so they can get on with their grieving,” he said.Angus said Sheridan’s story is heartrendingly familiar for many First Nation communities in northern Ontario.“Canadians need to know what is happening to these young people,” said Angus. “Sheridan is just one of 600-plus Cree youth in my region who have thought about, attempted or succeeded in suicide since 2009. And this is from the inquiry the communities had to do themselves to find answers.”Angus said Indigenous Affairs and Health Canada often deny requests for suicide and mental health counselling from these communities.Despite sitting a mere 90 kilometres from a De Beers diamond mine, Attawapiskat is one of the country’s poorest First Nation communities. The First Nation, which sits near where the Attawapiskat River flows into James Bay, has made national headlines in the past over the dire state of its housing.Sheridan suffered from several medical ailments, including asthma, which were aggravated by mold in her home, according to records obtained by APTN National News.In the winter of 2014 the sewage link-up to her home failed, triggering a backup that made the home unlivable despite attempts to contain the smell and disinfect the premises using air fresheners and bleach. The backup also aggravated the mold and Sheridan was hospitalized in Timmins, Ont., where she was given Ventolin and steroid medication, according to records.The house was condemned that summer and the family was forced to live in a two-bedroom nurse’s residence as a temporary solution. The empty house was then burned down by young arsonists.A converted school trailer was promised to the family, but they remain in the nurse’s residence.Jackie Hookimaw-Witt said there are mattresses in every room of the residence which sometimes has up to 20 people living and sleeping inside.“There are mattresses all over the place, in the living room too, because those two small rooms are not enough for people to sleep in,” said Hookimaw-Witt.Sheridan was adopted by the sister of her biological mother and she rarely saw her biological father, said Hookimaw-Witt.Hookimaw-Witt said Sheridan’s grandfather became a father figure to her and the young girl was devastated when she found out he had been diagnosed with cancer.“She cried, ‘Oh my god, what am I going to do without you dad?’” said Hookimaw-Witt.Doctors then found troubling signs in Sheridan’s kidneys and the family feared that it could be cancer, said Hookimaw-Witt.Sheridan was scheduled to fly out for more tests in Timmins the week she was found dead.The family was given only a brief time to view video Sheridan recorded on her iPod before she died because the device was taken by police as evidence. In the video Sheridan said she was “scared” and that she was “tired of being sick,” said Hookimaw-Witt.She also bid her family goodbye, said Hookimaw-Witt.A rope taken from Sheridan’s home was found at the scene and Sheridan’s arms were found to have marks on them, said Hookimaw-Witt. One of Sheridan’s sister also found a knife in the area a short time after the body was recovered, said Hookimaw-Witt. The knife was turned over to police, she said.Hookimaw-Witt said police found Sheridan’s body because officers were searching for a “gas sniffer” in the area that day.“That is another thing where the family got confused because the video seemed positioned as if somebody was holding the iPod and she kept saying I am scared,” said Hookimaw-Witt. “The family wonders if there was somebody there.” read more

Israel-Morocco Normalization Controversy Resurfaces amid Raja-Hilal Al-Quds Match

Rabat – Hours before the second leg match with Palestinian club Hilal Al-Quds in the Arab Club Championships, Morocco’s Raja of Casablanca found itself at the heart of a highly political, contentious topic.As Raja prepared to travel to Jerusalem for the match, debates of “diplomatic normalization” between Morocco and Israel have occupied the background of the difficulties recently experienced by some players and technical staff of the Moroccan club.Reports have so far confirmed that four Rajawi players—Hamid Ahddad, Omar Boutayeb Abderrazzak Ghazout, and Sanad El Ouarfalli—were denied visas by Israeli authorities. It is also understood that some other members of the club’s technical staff faced the same issue. “Raja Casablanca football team was forced to postpone its travel to Jerusalem until Wednesday after it was rescheduled on Tuesday because of delay in obtaining… visas” for the four players, reported.The Israeli authorities have not provided details about the problem with the Rajawi players’ visa applications.The issue, however, is reported to have been successfully dealt with, and the Raja Casablanca-Hilal Al-Quds game is set to be played today as planned, at 5 p.m. (Moroccan time). Raja won the first-leg in Casablanca by 1-0.Israel-Morocco normalizationMeanwhile, the visa incident has stirred “normalization” debates, with some voices finding connections between the Raja players’ problems with Israeli security officials and Morocco’s stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.Fans of the Moroccan club who plan to travel to Jerusalem to watch the match have been accused of “normalizing” Israel’s claims on Palestinian territories, reports have indicated.The main point in such suggestions is that traveling to Jerusalem and having one’s passports stamped by Israeli officials amounts to a “betrayal” of the fight to delegitimize Israel’s authority on Al Quds, Jerusalem.Critics, mostly from the ranks of anti-normalization activists, have called on Raja fans to not have their passports “stamped by the Zionists,” a Moroccan newspaper recently reported.In response, a spokesperson for the Palestinian club told the same newspaper that the game has nothing to do with “normalizing Israel.”Instead, argued Tamer Obeidat, Hilal Al-Quds’s spokesperson, a football match with international exposure is much-needed for giving more visibility and legitimacy to the Palestinian cause.“The Moroccan team will play on the Palestinian, in Al Quds, the capital of Palestine in accordance with the international law,” he said.“Raja will play with a Palestinian team that has an audience and a managing team, it will not play in Tel Aviv and players and fans’ passports will not be stamped by Israel.“We desperately need to visit our Arab brothers in order to strengthen our ties, and to feel that there is an Arab body standing with us and supporting us.”The news comes on the heels of a politically sensitive period in the Morocco-Israel relations. A series of news reports recently speculated about sings of potential “diplomatic normalization” between Morocco and Israel.There were suggestions that Moroccan and Israeli governments were working on laying the groundwork of a meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and King Mohammed VI.In the past months, however, Morocco has adamantly dismissed any suggestions of normalization with Israel.In addition to King Mohammed’s repeated calls against the move to make Jerusalem the de jure capital of Israel, Morocco has unrelentingly reiterated its “principled” and “firm” commitment to the Palestinian cause.Most recently, the Moroccan government “firmly condemned” Israel’s expansionist ambitions in the Jordan Valley, citing its concern with safeguarding the “inalienable rights of Palestinians.” read more

Colombia growing UN concern as more indigenous flee violence

27 January 2009The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on Colombian authorities to take necessary measure to protect indigenous people from violence and displacement, as more of them flee growing insecurity in the country’s northeast. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on Colombian authorities to take necessary measure to protect indigenous people from violence and displacement, as more of them flee growing insecurity in the country’s northeast.In one of the latest incidents this month, a group of Wayuu indigenous people fled across the border to take refuge in Venezuela after being attacked on their territory in the department of La Guajira. The attack was carried out by armed men who burned down their houses and threatened to kill their leader.UNHCR Venezuela reports that 86 Wayuu people have arrived in the border state of Zulia in the past two weeks fleeing from violence inside Colombia. “It is possible that more people have crossed the border in search of protection and not made their presence known, because they fear retaliation by their persecutors,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told a news conference in Geneva.“The newcomers also say a larger group of people, also fleeing the attacks, are still inside Colombia and hiding in the desert in an attempt to find safety,” he added.UNHCR Venezuela is coordinating with local and national authorities to provide food, clothes and hammocks to the refugees. Human rights monitors have document growing violence in the department of La Guajira over the past few months, warning of a rise in selective murders, death threats, intimidation and extortion, as well as of the increased presence of re-organized illegal armed groups in the region.UNHCR said the violence is putting huge pressure on the Wayuu people and other local indigenous groups – including the Wayu, the Arhuaco, the Kogui and the Wiva – who together make up 45 per cent of the department’s population (around 626,000 people live in La Guajira). The Wayuu are one of the largest indigenous groups in the region, with around 150,000 Wayuu on the Colombian side and 160,000 in Venezuela.UNHCR has 12 offices in Colombia, where it works to support the State’s efforts to assist a large number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), and four offices in Venezuela to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees, most of them unregistered, from Colombia. read more

GM workers invite employer to renew negotiations as Magna halts parts supply

TORONTO — The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.But Dan Borthwick, president of Unifor Local 88, says its demand that the plant be designated the lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox to ensure production and jobs aren’t shifted to Mexico hasn’t changed.“We’re just trying to be responsible and see if there’s any way we can bring a quick resolution to the work stoppage and minimize the affects on our members and the suppliers and the surrounding community,” he said in an interview on Thursday.“With that said, the company has to understand our goals, the lead producer letter, our economics and our contract language are still outstanding issues that need to be resolved.”The effects of the strike that started on Sunday are spreading with Magna International (TSX:MG) announcing it is suspending the supply of parts to the CAMI plant.The parts maker says the decision affects the output at a few of its facilities in Ontario, but did not provide more details.GM did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a statement on Sunday, it said the two sides made progress on issues in recent weeks and encouraged Unifor to resume negotiations.The union said it has been in daily contact with GM since the strike began but no formal negotiations have taken place.Job security has become more of an issue for the union since GM shifted production of its Terrain SUV from the plant to Mexico earlier this year at a loss of more than 400 jobs. read more

Thirteen suspects arrested over bomb attacks

Later, the Police said that more arrests were made and a van was also siezed. Thirteen suspects have been arrested over the bomb attacks in Colombo and outside Colombo.State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena said earlier that seven suspects were arrested.

Canadas support of health efforts in Nigeria hailed by UN population agency

In a statement issued today in New York, UNFPA said the grants would enable it to upgrade and equip 900 primary health facilities in 180 of the country’s local government areas and provide training in life-saving skills to some 900 midwives. The money is also meant to help increase the number of births in those counties attended by skilled personnel and to boost HIV/AIDS awareness activities. “I most heartily welcome Canada’s concrete support for Nigeria’s efforts to save the lives of millions of its people by helping to ensure safe motherhood and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa’s most populous country,” said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid. “During my recent visit to Nigeria, I appealed to President Olusegun Obasanjo to keep his country at the front line of the struggle against HIV/AIDS. This action by Canada will enable the UNFPA to support Nigeria in such an undertaking to save millions of lives.” As part of its current effort in Nigeria, the UNFPA supports programmes in 12 states in addition to its work with the Federal Government in reproductive health, population and development strategies, as well as advocacy. read more

SSAB introduces new tool for welding optimisation

first_imgWeld Calc is decades of experience put down in a web-based software to help the user optimise the welding process. WeldCalc 2.0 includes recommendations for Hardox and Domex along with Weldox steels and, thanks to the easy-access user interface and many new functions, the results are even easier to calculate and apply. WeldCalc is a high-tech software for calculation and presentation of welding recommendations. The desired mechanical properties and the different plate materials involved in the joint is input by the user. Based on this information a “tolerance box” is calculated, showing the allowed span of heat input and preheat/interpass temperature.“With WeldCalc 2.0 the user can choose the properties most important in a given welded construction. For example, whether to prioritise optimum welding strength or optimum production efficiency,” according to Daniel Stemne, Manager of the project WeldCalc 2.0.The new version of the well known software also allows the user to save or export the results. The next time logging in the case can be opened, edited and saved again. WeldCalc 2.0 is web based and always updated to the latest version.“By providing our customers with a good tool for welding calculations, we help them to utilise our materials in a better way. In the end that makes us a better supplier,” says Tomas Visur, the Design Specialist involved in the project.last_img read more

The third vote on Theresa Mays Brexit deal is confirmed for tomorrow

first_img Updated Mar 28th 2019, 5:10 PM THE HOUSE OF Commons will debate and vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal tomorrow at 2.30pm, it has been confirmed.But there was confusion in the parliament after Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom said that House Speaker John Bercow’s call for substantial changes would mean that this wouldn’t be a ‘Meaningful Vote’.It had been unsure whether Bercow would allow a third vote on May’s deal, after stating before that it would have to be substantially different.But a workaround has been found as the two previous votes were on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the Future Relationship; tomorrow’s vote will only be on the Withdrawal Agreement.“The motion is new, substantially different,” Bercow has told parliament, adding that he would accept amendments to the Brexit deal.But MPs were confused as to whether it was legally acceptable to split the two documents; Bercow said that it wasn’t a matter for him to decide whether it was legal, only whether it was orderly.One MP pointed out that the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were “two horns on a goat’s head” and cannot be separated. Bercow replied that it was a political issue, but not an issue for him as chair.The Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said that the motion was “perfectly reasonable and perfectly lawful”, adding that “we could not let the time to expire tomorrow” without giving a chance for MPs to vote whether to allow May’s deal and avoid a no-deal Brexit.The vote will take place on the original date that the UK was due to leave the EU, at 11pm on 29 March. This has been pushed back to 12 April if the deal is rejected, and 22 May if May’s deal is passed tomorrow.Negotiations are ongoing behind the scenes in a bid to get May’s deal over the line – the third attempt at doing so. May is making last-ditch attempts to get MPs to back her Brexit deal, having offered her resignation in return for support.Leadsom said earlier today that the government was trying to secure permission for a third vote from Bercow.“We recognise that any motion brought forward tomorrow will need to be compliant with the speaker’s ruling and that discussion is ongoing,” Leadsom told the chamber.Bercow yesterday cast fresh doubt over the holding of a third vote.“There should be no misunderstanding, I wish to make clear that I do expect the government to meet the test of change.“They should not seek to circumvent my ruling by means of tabling either a notwithstanding or a paving motion, the tabling office has been instructed no such motion would be accepted,” he said. Indicative votes Last night, MPs rejected eight Brexit options put to them in a series of indicative votes.The votes were, as the name suggests, indicative, but not legally binding. Mar 28th 2019, 7:58 AM By Órla Ryan Speaker John Bercow The opposition Labour and Scottish National parties are also against the deal.No deal Britain was due to officially leave the EU tomorrow. The European Council last week agreed to delay Brexit until 22 May if MPs back May’s deal this week.If the UK parliament doesn’t vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement, the new deadline would be 12 April and Britain will be expected to indicate a way forward before that date.The UK would then face the choice of participating in the European Parliament elections at the end of May or exiting the European Union without a deal.The European Commission on Monday said it has completed preparations for a no-deal Brexit, noting “it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April”.- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha and AFP 2019   I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.“I know some people are worried that if you vote for the Withdrawal Agreement, I will take that as a mandate to rush on into phase two without the debate we need to have.“I won’t – I hear what you are saying,” May told Tory backbenchers at a meeting of the 1922 Committee.As a result, a number of Eurosceptic MPs performed a u-turn including former foreign secretary Boris Johnson — a likely contender to replace May — who told fellow MPs he would now support the deal.However, May’s offer may not be enough to win round some hardliners, including a group of Conservatives reported to call themselves ‘The Spartans’ who are still holding out — as is the Democratic Unionist Party.The DUP said the backstop plan in the deal to keep open the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic poses an “unacceptable threat” to the United Kingdom. 49,074 Views Short URL LATEST⬇️⬇️— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) March 27, 2019 Share185 Tweet Email Speaker John Bercow Image: House of Commons/PA Wire Image: House of Commons/PA Wirecenter_img The third vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal is confirmed for tomorrow The British Prime Minister has offered to resign if MPs back the twice-defeated Withdrawal Agreement. 67 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 5:10 PM The proposals with the most support were a UK-wide customs union with the EU and a second referendum.Brexit minister Steve Barclay said the inconclusive outcome “strengthens our view that the deal our government has negotiated is the best option”.‘Prepared to leave’ May yesterday told the Conservative Party she would step down as leader if they backed her deal. Source: Arlene Foster/Twitter As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Source: UK House of Commons/Twitter The Speaker has announced the results for today’s #IndicativeVotes:(B) – Ayes 160 Noes 400(D) – Ayes 188 Noes 283(H) – Ayes 65 Noes 377(J) – Ayes 264 Noes 272(K) – Ayes 237 Noes 307(L) – Ayes 184 Noes 293(M) – Ayes 268 Noes 295(O) – Ayes 139 Noes 422— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) March 27, 2019last_img read more

Record du monde en images Paris nous offre un panorama de ses

first_imgRecord du monde en images : Paris nous offre un panorama de ses rues en 26 gigapixelsParis, France – 26.763.795.630 pixels exactement. C’est le poids de la nouvelle plus grande photo du monde. Elle offre un panorama de la capitale française consultable sur Internet.Pouvant être étalée sans problème sur 2.000 m², la photographie a nécessité cinq heures de prises de vue, 16 mois de préparation et des semaines pour retoucher (grâce au logiciel Kolor Autopano) et assembler les quelque 2.300 photos prises du haut de la tour nord de l’église Saint-Sulpice.À lire aussiDécouvrez les premières images des brebis, nouvelles tondeuses des pelouses de ParisTous les monuments de Paris sont visibles en très haute définition (Notre-Dame, le Sacré-Cœur, les Invalides, le musée du Louvre…). On peut même voir certaines rues dans les moindres détails, c’est d’ailleurs pourquoi visages et plaques d’immatriculation ont dû être floutés.L’internaute peut littéralement “se balader” dans l’image à 360°, arpenter les rues grâce à un zoom maximal ou bien oublier les gros plans pour profiter d’une vue d’ensemble de la ville.Découvrez des images : 16 mars 2010 à 13:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan I will become someone new at Arsenal this year

first_imgHenrikh Mkhitaryan plans to reinvent himself this year as Arsenal begin a new eraThe Armenia international had a mixed first campaign at the Gunners following his January move from Manchester United.Mkhitaryan has failed to reach the heights he managed at Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga after a demoralising spell at United.But, under new manager Unai Emery at Arsenal, the 29-year-old is keen to leave “the old Mkhitaryan” in the past and instead become “someone new”.“I don’t think you’re going to see the Dortmund Mkhitaryan, because in Dortmund the philosophy was different, the playing style was different, the league was different,” said Mkhitaryan, according to the Independent.“Arsenal are playing in a different league with a different manager and different teammates.“I don’t want to see the old Mkhitaryan being here at Arsenal. I want to be someone new, someone else who can show that he’s capable of doing the same for Arsenal as well.”Heads up?? Focus on next weekend?@Arsenal #COYG Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) August 20, 2018Arsenal have had their worst start in 26 years after losing both of their opening Premier League games to Manchester City and Chelsea.“We are not thinking that something is going wrong, because we are on the right way,” Mkhitaryan said.“Even if we lose the first two games, it doesn’t mean we’re not going to finish in the top four.“We still have 36 games to go and anything can happen in the English Premier League, everybody knows that.“We’re staying positive with our heads up, just working hard for the next games.”Arsenal will be hoping to get their first points of the season on the table this Saturday when they play host to West Ham United.last_img read more

Valencia agree personal terms with Javier Hernandez

first_imgValencia have reached a personal agreement with West Ham striker Javier Hernandez according to reports from the Spanish press.It’s believed under-pressure boss Marcelino Garcia Toral had given the green light for the deal as the player himself is keen on a move to the club.The news comes following the departure of striker Michy Batshuayi, who has returned to Chelsea ahead of a loan move to Monaco.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.According to Football Espana, Mexico’s all-time top scorer is keen on regular first-team football and is looking for a move to La Liga due to lack of game time at the East London club.Hernandez spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Real Madrid, where he netted seven goals in seven league starts and has played in Germany and England since.In an interview with Marca in November, the striker ‘did not rule out’ a departure from the Hammers: “My only desire is to play as much as possible and earn a starting place.”last_img read more

All clear given after hazmat situation in Wilton Manors

first_imgWILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) – – The all clear has been given after a hazmat situation in a Wilton Manors neighborhood.Fire Rescue responded to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and 22nd Street on Thursday afternoon.Two chemicals were accidentally mixed together while an individual was fertilizing a yard, officials said.The situation is said to be under control after it was deemed there were no harmful exposures at the home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Stalker chops off Kerala nurses ear suspecting she was close to other

first_img[Representational image]Creative CommonsA nurse in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, went through a horrifying experience when a stalker cut off her ear while she was on her way to work on Friday.The victim, Pushpa, is a 39-year-old nursing assistant and her attacker Nithin (35) is an ambulance driver from the neighbouring district. The two knew each other. But later on Nithin, who thought that Pushpa was close to him, began suspecting that she was getting too close to others. He came to Thiruvananthapuram to make sure that she wasn’t talking to anyone else.On the morning of May 31, Nithin confronted Pushpa near the Medical College Hospital and went on to cut her ear off, reports The News Minute.”Pushpa lives in a hostel near the Medical college hospital where she works as a nursing assistant. She was on her way to work in the morning when the accused used a knife and cut her ear off. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim’s entire ear was cut,” an investigating officer was quoted as saying by TNM.He added: “The accused had travelled to Thiruvananthapuram as he knew the victim earlier. He had worked as an ambulance driver in Victoria Hospital, Kollam. They were close and he thought that the victim was getting close to others.”An officer, who was on his morning walk, saw the incident and rushed the nurse to the Medical College Hospital for treatment. A case was registered against Nithin under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.This isn’t the first time that a woman was harmed by a stalker. Earlier this year, a woman was set ablaze by a stalker in Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, in broad daylight. She succumbed to her injuries a week after the incident.last_img read more

WATCH Teddy Roosevelt done for the year after getting headhunted by the

first_imgTeddy Roosevelt is done for the year after getting lit up by the Easter Bunny during the Washington Nationals’ Easter themed mascot race.Teddy thought he had a clear path to victory after sneaking through some traffic, that’s when the Easter Bunny, a lazy cheap-shot artist who only works one day per year, blindsided the 26th president with a holiday cheap shot that left him flat on his back.Watch the Easter Bunny do some Easter egg head-hunting.last_img

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first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019 Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows… read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | March 12, 2019 Lucence Diagnostics to Develop AI Tools for Liver Cancer Treatment Genomic medicine company Lucence Diagnostics announced a new project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more News | Digital Pathology | July 16, 2019 Paige Announces Clinical-grade Artificial Intelligence in Pathology July 16, 2019 — Computational pathology… read more Technology | October 01, 2009 OncQT Analysis Tool Adds Knowledge to Data News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more center_img The OncQT data analysis software tool, developed with colleagues at the Alberta Cancer Board of Canada, for analyzing electronic information in patients’ medical records and generating reports about treatment protocols and outcomes. “In addition to improving the quality of cancer care, quantitative data analysis has tremendous implications for cost control in healthcare,” said Corey Zankowski, senior director for oncology product management at Varian. “Unproductive medical care is expensive. Evidence based clinical decision making has the potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiac Imaging | February 11, 2019 New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional societies, recently published a… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19 February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e read more read more Pseudocolor accentuated CT scan image of a liver tumor. Image courtesy of Lucence Diagnostics. News | Artificial Intelligence | February 06, 2019 IMS to Unveil Prototype Imaging Machine Learning Platform at HIMSS19 International Medical Solutions (IMS) announced a solution that will enable radiologists and other clinicians to use… read morelast_img read more

Art of the map worlds flight paths

first_imgThe United States and China may be the world’s biggest economic engines, but on this gorgeous map of the world’s flight paths, Europe glows brighter than either one.The map, designed by a young Canadian GIS consultant named Michael Markieta, traces some 60,000 routes on major and regional airlines around the globe. The flight paths aren’t precise, but the departure and destination cities are. Marketa’s map shows shows relatively faint blue lines for each individual route and bright white nodes where multiple routes intersect or overlap.One of the things that leaps out at first glance is the plethora of connections in the Eastern United States, East Asia and most of all Europe, which makes sense given those regions’ wealth and population density.Europe has the greatest concentration of short-hop flights. Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport is the busiest destination on the map, with 235 direct flights.By contrast, almost the entire Southern Hemisphere is dim, save for a few bright spots in cities such as São Paolo and Syndey. The relative brightness of vacation spots like the Canary Islands compared to nearby African countries like Morocco highlights the persistent economic disparities in air travel patterns.Africa remains poorly served by airlines, with Spain’s Canary Islands appearing brighter than major African cities on the map. Nonetheless you can roughly trace the continent’s outlines by the flights between coastal population centers.The busiest U.S. airport is Atlanta, but the Washington-New York-Boston corridor appears to be the most heavily traveled overall. A 2009 Brookings study found that the busiest city pairs were New York-Miami and Los Angeles-San Francisco.Atlanta is home to the busiest U.S. airport, though the densest concentration of flights is along the Atlantic seaboard.Perhaps the most fascinating thing about the map is that there’s no “base layer” tracing the outlines of countries or continents. Instead, the flight routes themselves sketch the edges of the world’s major land masses, because so many people live in and travel between coastal cities.Markieta, who works for the global engineering and design firm Arup, has answered questions about the map on Twitter and Reddit, and he explains his methodology in depth in this blog post:© 2013, Slate: Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more