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October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN NewsAt the time, Alexis Joveneau was highly regarded in the Innu community of Pakuashipi and La Romaine (Unamen Shipu). The missionary from Belgium had such an effect on the Innu that for years they kept their silence about what he was doing.Joveneau didn’t just have a hold on the Innu – Canada and the province of Quebec threatened to pull all subsidies from the community if they didn’t follow his plan. But as it turned out, Joveneau was a sexual predator.Simone Bellefleur was nine years old when she was abused for the first time by Joveneau. “Now I notice things what this priest put us through I always felt anger,” said Simone Bellefleur who was nine years old when she was first abused by Joveneau. He harassed and molested many young Innu girls and women during his years along the northern shores of the St. Lawrence river – with impunity. Joveneau first arrived in Unamen Shipu in 1953.The missionary (Oblate) learned the Innu language and translated religious courses and the mass in Innu.He stayed 39 years and died in 1992.(Alexis Joveneau in an undated photo)He is buried in Unamen Shipu. The government gave him control of the welfare cheques to distribute to the Innu.Hi plan was to move the Innu of Pakuashipi to Unamen Shipu, 300 km west along the St. Lawrence River.“I was carrying this anger within me,” Bellefleur told the commissioners. “What frustrated me and angers me today I am a mother I always want to be violent against my daughter.”Catholicism is still being practiced by many Innu communities today. But Bellefleur said she decided to take another path after attending a Sundance Ceremony a decade ago. “That is where I saw the faith of my ancestors my grandparents, grandfathers, grandmothers,” she said. “And now I live my life with these aboriginal beliefs they are part of my life and it has been some ten years that I am following a spiritual path.”As part of her healing, she also made recommendations to the inquiry. “I made my recommendation for us to receive a camp with a therapy centre because everyone needs it,” she said.last_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Thursday:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $566.00; Nov. ’17 $8.90 lower $505.10; Jan. ’18 $8.60 lower $508.90; March ’18 $6.50 lower $513.80; May ’18 $6.50 lower $514.00; July ’18 unchanged $521.10; Nov. ’18 unchanged $485.40; Jan. ’19 unchanged $486.20; March ’19 unchanged $486.20; May ’19 unchanged $486.20; July ’19 unchanged $486.20.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Community Health Sciences graduate student Erica Bridge is in Orlando, Florida, this week attending the 25th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.The event, held by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), brings together nearly 6,000 health care professionals from around the world.“At the IHI conference I have the opportunity to interact with world-class health-care professionals and scholars, who have incredible knowledge and expertise related to quality improvement that will help to inform my research moving forward,” says Bridge.Bridge is there as the winner of a $2,500-scholarship from the Canadian Network of IHI Chapters, one of two Canadian students to have received the award.Bridge is part of the Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program (I-EQUIP), an initiative offered by Brock and McMaster Universities in which students work at sites within the Niagara health system, giving students the chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.“I will be bringing key skills and learnings from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference back to Canada to help mentor the I-EQUIP projects that are currently underway, as well as, incorporating the newly acquired skills and knowledge into my theoretical framework, and thesis research,” says Bridge.Topics at the conference include: managing change at the front line; the role of leaders in building cultures of quality improvement; and how students can help contribute to quality improvement change in the health care system.The conference runs from Dec. 8 to 11, 2013. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“It is paramount that civilians are protected, that the wounded are afforded safe access to medical care, and that all sides facilitate life-saving humanitarian access,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told reporters Monday at a regular press briefing at the UN Headquarters, in New York. “We remind all parties to the conflict that deliberate attacks against civilians and against civilian and medical infrastructure are clear violations of international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes.” At the briefing, the UN spokesperson also said that relief workers in the city are not able to reach those in desperate need of help due to the sheer scale of violence and that there have been reports that ambulances have been attacked. Renewing the Organization’s call on warring parties for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Sana’a, he added: “We cannot overemphasize that there is no military solution to the Yemen conflict. [We] stand ready to facilitate a negotiated political settlement that is inclusive, fair and sustainable.” Earlier today, Jamie McGoldrick, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, highlighted the severity of the crisis and called for an urgent humanitarian pause to allow civilians to seek assistance, aid workers to reach them, and for the wounded to be evacuated. I call on all parties to the conflict to urgently enable a humanitarian pause on Tuesday, 5 December, between 10.00 AM and 16.00 PM to allow civilians to leave their homes and seek assistance and protectionJamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen“The streets of Sana’a have become battlegrounds and people are trapped in their homes, unable to move out in search of safety and medical care and to access basic supplies such as food, fuel and safe water,” he said in a statement. “I call on all parties to the conflict to urgently enable a humanitarian pause on Tuesday, 5 December, between 10.00 AM and 16.00 PM to allow civilians to leave their homes and seek assistance and protection,” he added. Mr. McGoldrick also urged UN Member States with leverage on the parties to the conflict to step up their engagement “for the sake of the protection of the civilian population.” Further in the statement, the senior UN relief official also stressed that deliberate attacks against civilians, humanitarians and health-care personnel, as well as against civilian and medical infrastructure, are clear violations of international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes. UN rights chief appoints experts to investigate violations and abuses in YemenIn related news, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Monday appointed members to the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, established by the Human Rights Council in September this year, to monitor and report on the situation in the war-torn country. In the resolution, the Geneva-based Human Rights Council –the highest intergovernmental forum on human rights within the UN system – requested the experts to carry out a “comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights and other appropriate and applicable fields of international law committed by all parties to the conflict […] and to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations and abuses and, where possible, to identify those responsible.” The members appointed Monday are Kamel Jendoubi (Tunisia), who will serve as chairperson, Charles Garraway (United Kingdom) and Melissa Parke (Australia). “The group’s creation is an important step toward accountability and ending impunity for the serious violations of human rights committed by all sides in Yemen amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the country, and ensuring justice and remedy for the victims,” said the UN rights chief, in a news release announcing the appointments. According to the release, the experts will submit a comprehensive written report to the High Commissioner by September 2018. read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

With cameras raised and the volume so low you could hear a pin drop, Ohio State senior Peter Kobelt stepped up to the line to serve for match point against Northwestern’s senior Raleigh Smith.It seemed routine, as Kobelt has sealed so many matches for the OSU men’s tennis team this season. But this meant so much more than any other match.He lofted the ball up and, with one powerful swing, rocketed his serve at Smith, who could barely get a racket on it. Smith’s return barely made it over the net and Kobelt knew exactly what to do with it. He fired into the corner of the court for the win, secure the match and history for the Buckeyes.Kobelt had just sealed the deal to complete OSU’s 185th consecutive home win. That’s more than any other team in any other sport in the history of the NCAA.One hundred eighty-five straight.If the magnitude of that many wins doesn’t sink in, then consider this: The beginning of the streak started with a 5-2 win over Purdue on April 5, 2003.That’s 4,104 days ago.At that time, “Finding Nemo” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” were some of the top-grossing movies at the box office and “In Da Club” by 50 Cent and “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly were the top songs on the radio. Do you feel old yet?Dominance like that over a nearly 11-year span is beyond impressive. Dominance might even be too light of a term to describe the run. When it comes to the Buckeyes playing at the Varsity Tennis Center, perfection seems like a more appropriate word.In the sports world, teams don’t just stay good like this, but the Buckeyes have proven to be magical in Columbus.The Super Bowl champions when this streak started were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since then, the Buccaneers have had four different coaches and have become the bottom-dwellers of the NFC South.Roger Federer, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, had not yet won a Grand Slam title when the Buckeyes began their streak. He now has the most ever with 17.Over a decade, this remarkable winning streak has seen its way through the invention of the smartphone, three presidential elections and inflation of gas prices (it was $1.49 per gallon in Ohio in April 2003).The Buckeyes have fielded 10 All-Americans during the streak, including having at least one each season since 2004. They also have had a doubles national championship in 2012 (Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola) and a singles champion in 2013 (Rola).Kobelt is the only All-American on the roster now, but one man who has been at every win throughout the streak is head coach Ty Tucker.Playing at Ohio State from 1989-91, Tucker was a two-time All-American before going pro in 1992.He returned to Ohio State as an assistant coach in 1995 and became head coach in 1999. Since then he has turned the Buckeyes into a national power and Kobelt referred to this streak as “his baby.”After beating Illinois Sunday, the Buckeyes only have three more opponents left on their 2014 home slate in Tulsa, Iowa and Nebraska. As the No. 2 team in the nation, though, it is likely they will host a regional for the NCAA tournament to try and add on even more wins to the streak.With Kobelt being the lone senior on the team, the future still looks bright for OSU with younger members of the roster looking to extend dominance the Buckeyes have managed so far in Columbus.The Buckeyes (21-2, 6-0) are next scheduled to play at Minnesota Friday at 3 p.m. read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The new Hungarian champions Pick Szeged announced contract extension with Spanish coach Juan Carlos Pastor and his assistant Marko Krivokapic.“There is only a few places in the world of handball where you can work in ideal circumstances. One of them is Szeged”, said Pastor, who came to Hungary in 2013. Pick Szeged managed to win the third Championship title in the history, the first since 2007.Pastor made his name as a coach of BM Valladolid and Spanish national team, with whom he won World Championship 2005 in Tunisia. juan carlos pastorPick Szeged ← Previous Story TOP 5 goals of EHF CL Final4 – Simonet, Borozan, Hansen, Porte… Next Story → PERFECT SEASON: Skjern Handbold are Danish champions after 19 years! read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOne of the details of the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia was clarified this week, when FYROM’s Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev admitted that his country will have to lose the right to declare its products as “Made in Macedonia’, if Greek producers decide to use this label.As part of the deal Greek producers in the region of Macedonia will have three years to decide whether they will continue to label their products as “Made in Macedonia” or will instead opt to change it to “Made in Greece”.“There are no aspirations to take our rights,” Zaev said, speaking to his country’s Economic Chamber.“If we do not agree and do not agree on this issue, it does not mean that the Agreement is invalid,” he added, stressing that adopting the name North Macedonia means that the country’s companies won’t have the right to the label, instead the exclusivity of it has been given to the Greek side.“The final goal is within three years of the verification of the agreement, to discuss the two countries because some Greek producers may want to use ‘Made in Macedonia’ and here we have agreed the right to non-exclusivity.“Our right is their right. We have no problem whether ‘Made in Macedonia’ will write for the region of Macedonia or for our Macedonia, as a state.“However, a period of three years has been left to give Greece’s businesses the chance to make their own decision. If they decide to have ‘Made in Macedonia’ on their products, we are good with it.“Greek producers may have issues with Macedonian companies using ‘Made in Macedonia’ and can block it, but this is after three years.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDéforestation : Greenpeace accuse Sinar Mas de ne pas tenir ses promessesIndonésie – Greenpeace accuse le premier producteur d’huile de palme du pays de ne pas tenir ses promesses. Sinar Mas s’était en effet engagé à mettre un terme à la destruction des forêts tropicales et des tourbières profondes sur l’île de Bornéo. Selon l’association écologiste, il continuerait pourtant à pratiquer la déforestation.Selon Greenpeace, c’est via sa filiale Smart, spécialisée dans l’huile de palme, que le groupe Sinar Mas “a continué à déboiser des forêts à haute valeur de conservation en dépit de son engagement d’y mettre fin au 1er juillet”. Une accusation appuyée d’une série de photos aériennes prises les 5 et 6 juillet derniers au-dessus d’une zone de plantations de l’ouest de Bornéo. Certaines de ces images montrent, selon l’association, des engins de chantier en activité sur des tourbières de plus de trois mètres de profondeur.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasSinar Mas a immédiatement répondu à ces accusations, assurant que les chantiers en cours ont été implantés sur “des terres déjà dégradées”. Et Daud Dharsono, directeur-général de Smart, d’assurer dans un communiqué : “Nous ne sommes pas responsables de la disparition des forêts primaires, qui sont l’habitat naturel des orangs-outans (…) Au contraire, nous protégeons des zones à haute valeur de conservation, créant des sanctuaires afin de préserver la biodiversité”.En février dernier, Sinar Mas avait réaffirmé son engagement de “respecter des pratiques durables” dans ses plantations, en grande majorité situées sur les îles de Sumatra et Bornéo. Ces pratiques durables commencent par ne pas convertir des terres offrant d’importantes capacités de stockage de CO2, comme c’est le cas des tourbières et des forêts primaires.Le 1 août 2010 à 19:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMySpace bientôt revendu ? Le groupe News Corporation s’apprêtent à recevoir des propositions pour le rachat de MySpace selon le Wall Street Journal. En concurrence avec des réseaux comme Facebook, le site n’est aujourd’hui plus du tout rentable.En décembre dernier, le président de News Corp Rupert Murdoch annonçait son intention de vendre le site MySpace dont le succès décline d’année en année. Aujourd’hui, le rachat semble imminent. En effet, le Wall Street Journal a révélé hier que des propositions venant “d’une demi-douzaine de fonds et de sociétés” étaient attendues cette semaine. Mais le groupe australien n’espérerait pas plus de 68 millions d’euros de la vente du site qui lui avait en 2005, tout de même coûté 395 millions d’euros.À lire aussiAbeille, Mark Zuckerberg et cancer, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 avrilCela fait plusieurs années que MySpace est en perte de vitesse face à l’apparition des réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook. En 2 ans, le site aurait vu sa fréquentation diminuer de 20% avec une perte de 90 millions d’utilisateurs, selon le site Le Monde. Malgré ses multiples tentatives, le groupe peine à le relancer et MySpace subit de plein fouet la concurrence de Facebook qui totalise aujourd’hui 5 fois plus d’utilisateurs. Selon le Wall Street Journal, parmi les acheteurs potentiels figureraient par exemple le fonds Criterion Capital qui a racheté à AOL en juin 2010 le site Bebo qui fournit un service comparable à celui de MySpace.Le 27 avril 2011 à 13:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jan 2015 – Today, Marc Fenelus of the Turks and Caicos will try to make the roster and play in Major League Soccer with the New England Revolutions. Fenelus was on Tuesday selected as a 47th draft pick in the MLS Superdraft; the only draft pick for the Revs. Sonia Bien-Aime, President of the TCIFA said this is only more good news for the programme here in the Turks and Caicos. Related Items:marc fenelus, mls, new england revolutioncenter_img Marc Fenelus of TCI picked by New England in MLS Superdraft Marc Fenelus plays scrimmage trying to make MLSlast_img read more

September 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Car Industry Hybrids Concept Cars Future Cars 2017 Karma Revero looks like a Fisker, but much improved underneath 48 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Enlarge ImageThis teaser from Karma shows us that the company will have big (butted) things coming to Shanghai in April. Karma Remember the brand Karma? You know, that company that bought the rights to make what used to be called the Fisker Karma, which is now called the Revero? Right, well despite quietly improving on the original Fisker design for a few years, the company has decided it’s high time to debut some new product, which it announced on Tuesday.That’s why it’s planning on whipping out three all-new vehicles at the Shanghai Motor Show in April, which it’s calling its Shanghai Big Three. Now, Karma is being cagey about what exactly we can expect beyond there being a new generation of Revero and something called the Vision concept, which, despite its boring typical concept name, actually looks cool in the teaser image that Karma provided (above).”Taken together, Karma’s Shanghai Big Three represents our transformation from an old-value car manufacturer to a company building long-term value in part by becoming an open-platform luxury high-tech automotive incubator,” said Karma CEO Lance Zhou, in a statement.Now, we’re not entirely sure what Zhou means there, but the three vehicles that Karma will unveil are part of its “New Dawn” product plan that the brand says will see it through the next decade. When you consider that Karma is already partnering with legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, it might not be out of line to expect some cool stuff from the startup going forward.center_img Share your voice Shanghai Motor Show 2019 Post a comment Fisker Karma Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:40last_img read more

September 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFile photo of Sheikha Hasina.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday emphasised strengthening political and organisational power apart from the people’s support to retain the recognition of developing country status.”For retaining the status of developing country, we need political power mostly, we need the organisation and we need the support from the people,” she said.The prime minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at a joint meeting of Awami League advisory council and Central Working Committee at her official residence Ganabhaban.She said the main strength of the government to put Bangladesh in the current position was the people of the country and their support. “The way Bangladesh is advancing, I think we need to build up the organisation more strongly,” she said.In this connection, she mentioned that while Awami League was not in power at that time it had a plan as a political party how to advance the country. “For this, whenever we formed government, we worked hard as per the plan and lift up the country at this place,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the ruling Awami League chief, said her party has plans in this regard. “We’ve to take that preparation and be advanced step by step. We’ve to put back all our hurdles, for we need to make our party strong organisationally, we need to create public opinion,” she said.The prime minister said all the thinking for the advancement of the country has to be preserved in a coordinated way which will help to take the country forward defying all odds.She said the government in the last ten years continued the trend of development. “We never stumbled on our way to development, or we never fell behind. We advanced the country step by step in a steady way. This is the most important thing,” she said.Coming down heavily on a section of people, the prime minister said these people always see the government’s works in a negative way. “They don’t want the continuation of democratic [practices]. Their prices go up when an abnormal situation prevails in the country,” she said.The AL president said the government never neglects the people. “We want to remain as the companion of the people in their well and woes, and work for their welfare. This is our principle and for that reason, we could advance the country,” she said.She also mentioned that may be Bangladesh cannot be the country like big developed ones, but every people will be able to make their lives a meaningful one. They will be able to get rid of poverty and their lives will be beautiful. “Their aims will be fulfilled. We want to build the country that way,” she said.Talking about the recent heavy downpour and the possibility of flood due to that, the prime minister said the government is aware about the situation.”We’re collecting information from different parts of the country. There’s no laxity,” she added. She also said everyone knows about his duties and responsibilities. Sheikh Hasina asked the AL leaders and activists to remain alert, prepared and active to face possible flood in the country.last_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRedBox has a valid interest in the direction the next-gen consoles take with regard to how you can acquire and play games. The service rents current gen games and doesn’t want to lose that market when the Xbox One and PS4 arrive later this year. However, it already looks as though the Xbox One won’t support game rentals, so RedBox has decided to take action.RedBox complaining to Microsoft directly about its mandatory Internet requirement and lending restrictions for Xbox One games won’t do much good. Instead, RedBox has created a new forum called The Future of Gaming is Now. It is open to all gamers and RedBox wants “you to talk about what excites you about the future of gaming… and what concerns you.”It may just look like a forum for discussion, but RedBox is clearly concerned about the future of game rentals and would like gamers to start complaining about it. Even then, it seems unlikely Microsoft will change course unless the Xbox One starts gathering dust on store shelves in the months that follow its launch.With E3 kicking off today, hopefully Sony will confirm whether it has decided to take the same route as Microsoft and require an Internet connection for playing PS4 games. If it has, then RedBox’s forum is sure to be filled with the views of angry gamers. If it hasn’t, RedBox will sigh with relief and Sony will have won itself quite a few fans in the gaming community.last_img read more

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img(Phys.org) — Yet another ATM card-reading heist technique to worry about: Thieves have evolved their ATM techniques in coming up with skinny skimmers to work inside the ATM that are so small they can be fitted inside the credit card insertion slot. They record the data stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card as it is slid into a compromised ATM. The skimmers when equipped with a secondary component also record ATM customers entering their PINs, such as with a PIN pad overlay or hidden camera. The news was revealed, as police in an unidentified European nation retrieved the wafer-thin skimmers. Windows XP ATM’s Under Hacker Attacks in Europe – US Could Be Next! The European ATM Security Team (EAST), an organization that collects ATM fraud reports, has been publishing their ATM fraud alerts, They have been issuing country crime updates from representatives of countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and from non-SEPA countries. They say a number of European countries are noticing higher-quality and more efficient skimming devices.According to EAST, one country which they have not named, alerted them about a new form of skimming device that is thin enough to be inserted directly into the card reader slot. These devices record the data stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card as it is slid into the compromised ATM. EAST notes that these insert-skimmers are continuing to evolve whereby a secondary component to record customers entering their PINs, such as a PIN pad overlay or hidden camera, is being used.EAST was alerted to the new skimmer by one of its reporting countries; the U.S. is no stranger to the fact that techniques in ATM card-reading crimes are always evolving. According to the FBI, ATM skimming is a growing criminal activity that some experts believe costs U.S. banks hundreds of millions of dollars annually. ATM card skimming is defined as a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of an ATM card. The devices used are small enough to escape notice by most ATM customers. What is unique about the new skimmers is that they are inserted into the slot where other types reported have been fastened in close proximity to a card reader. Pin capturing refers to a method of attaching cameras and other imaging devices to ATMs to catch the victim’s PIN. Interestingly, the FBI says that ATMs are not the only target of skimmers. The agency has also seen them at gas pumps and other point-of-sale locations where customers swipe cards and enter PINs. © 2012 Phys.org More information: www.european-atm-security.eu/W … tion=fullnews&id=110center_img Explore further Citation: Security team sees evolution of skinny slot-fitting ATM skimmers (2012, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-team-evolution-skinny-slot-fitting-atm.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

August 29, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Personnel from las Secretarías de Salud were part of the team that removed the mass pileup of sargasso from the Costa Maya town of Mahahual. Volunteers from the mayor’s office were also on site to participate in the removal efforts. Mahahual, Q.R. — Volunteer workers have manually collected more than two tons of Sargasso seaweed from Mahahual beaches after an organized beach clean. Other volunteers includes those from hotels and restaurants as well as local residents who took to the beach for a day of cleaning. The sargasso-cleaning brigades removed beach seaweed in the coastal communities of Xcalak and Mahahual, a popular cruise ship port for the state of Quintana Roo. More than 130 linear meters of beach that was covered by sargassum in Mahahual was cleared by hand and sent to disposal sites. Mahahual has been one of the beaches most affected by the arrival of sargasso, which had begun to impact tourist services in the town.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

August 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGolang team released Golang 1.11 rc1 version, earlier this week. The latest release explores features like web assembly (js/wasm ), preliminary support for modules and improved support for debuggers among others. Golang is currently one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry. Golang’s easy syntax, concurrency, and fast nature are few of the reasons for its popularity. It is a modern programming language, created by Google back in 2009 for the 21st-century application development. Let’s have a look at the key features that come with Golang 1.11 rc1. WebAssembly ( js/wasm) WebAssembly is different in the sense that it is not processed by a CPU directly, but instead, it is an intermediate representation which is compiled to actual machine code by the WebAssembly runtime environment. Now, Go 1.11 rc1 has added an experimental port to WebAssembly (js/wasm). Go programs used to compile to only one WebAssembly module. These modules include the Go runtime for goroutine scheduling, garbage collection, maps, etc. Because of this, the resulting size would be around 2 MB, or 500 KB compressed. Go programs can call into JavaScript with the help of new experimental syscall/js package. Now, with new GOOS value “js” and GOARCH value “wasm” added to the web assembly, Go files named *_js.go or *_wasm.go will now be ignored by Go tools except for cases when GOOS/GOARCH values are being used. The GOARCH name “wasm” is the official abbreviation of WebAssembly. The GOOS name “js” is due to the host environment that executes WebAssembly bytecode are web browsers and Node.js, both of which use JavaScript to embed WebAssembly. Preliminary support for modules Go 1.11 rc1 offers preliminary support for a new concept called “modules,” which is an alternative to GOPATH with integrated support for versioning and package distribution. With modules, developers are not limited to working inside GOPATH. Also, the version dependency information is explicit yet lightweight, and builds are more reliable. Improved support for debuggers The compiler in Go 1.11 rc1 now produces significantly accurate debug information for optimized binaries. This includes variable location information, line numbers, and breakpoint locations. Due to this, it is easier to debug binaries compiled without -N -l. There are still few limitations to the quality of the debug information which will improve with the future releases. DWARF sections have been compressed by default. This is due to the accurate debug information produced by the compiler. This is transparent to most ELF tools (like debuggers on Linux and *BSD) and is supported by the Delve debugger on all platforms. Other changes Many direct system calls have been removed from the macOS runtime. Go 1.11 binaries are now less likely to break on upgrading macOS version because system calls are made through the proper channel (libc). Go 1.11 is expected to be released later this month. For more information, check out the official release notes. Read Next Writing test functions in Golang [Tutorial] How Concurrency and Parallelism works in Golang [Tutorial] GoMobile: GoLang’s Foray into the Mobile Worldlast_img read more

August 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRelated posts:US man reported missing in Costa Rica’s rugged Corcovado National Park Red Cross officials suspect missing hiker may be inside gold mining tunnels Costa Rican gov’t and Red Cross suspend search for US hiker believed missing in Corcovado Nat’l Park Father continues search for Alaska hiker, believed missing in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park Search-and-rescue teams wrapped up a final operation on Monday to find U.S. hiker Cody Dial, whodisappeared in Costa Rica in early July. Search teams focused their efforts on the rugged Corcovado National Park, where Dial was believed to be hiking, but failed to find any clues as to what happened to the 27-year-old Alaska-native. Costa Rica will not fund any further missions. 27-year-old Cody Roman Dial has been missing in Corcovado National Park since July 22. (Via Facebook)“It’s a very unfortunate situation,” said Corcovado administrator Gerardo Chaves, “but we have done everything that we can.”As the son of outdoor adventure legend Roman Dial, Cody Dial grew up exploring the Alaskan wilderness in the United States. Like his father, the younger Dial grew up to be an expert in backcountry hiking, and became the youngest finisher of the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, a 160-mile adventure course. Situated in the incredibly biodiverse southern Pacific’s Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park is considered the country’s most rugged outdoor destination. Since February, visitors have been required to traverse the parks with guides, and only two routes are open to the general public. But Dial told his parents via email that he planned to hike tougher trails outside of permitted tourist zones. Based on the email exchanges, search-and-rescue teams believe Dial first entered the park on July 10. His parents reported him missing on July 22, and the search mission began on July 24. The Red Cross conducted fact-finding missions and received an outpouring of tips from people who believe they had seen Dial. Local residents claimed to have seen him on illegal gold mining trails, distant park entry points and in the company of criminals, but none of the reports were substantiated, and no sign of Dial was ever found inside the park.Roman Dial flew into Puerto Jiménez to help with the search just days after he reported his son missing. Later, after Red Cross efforts were unsuccessful, Roman Dial continued looking with help from friends and family members. Additional efforts now must be funded directly by Dial’s family. The Tico Times was unable to reach Roman Dial for comment. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

August 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The economy gained 223,000 jobs last month, and unemployment edged down from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department reported.That is the lowest jobless rate since April 2008, when it was 5 percent. It eventually soared to 10 percent in late 2009 after the recession had done its worst.Yet unemployment dropped this time mainly because many people out of work apparently got discouraged and gave up looking for a job. The government doesn’t count people as unemployed unless they’re actively searching.In fact, the proportion of Americans working or looking for work slipped to a 38-year low.At the same time, wages have stalled, rising just 2 percent over the past 12 months.The mixed data suggest the Federal Reserve may put off plans to raise short-term interest rates and end the stimulus effort that began in 2008. Most economists had expected the Fed to make its move in September.“After this report, I think it would make sense to wait until December to start that slow rate increase,” said Tara Sinclair, chief economist at the jobs site Indeed and a professor at George Washington University.A Fed increase would lead to higher rates for mortgages, auto loans and other borrowing. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation In this photo taken Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Sophia Lewis, left, with PSEG Long Island, speaks to an attendee about employment opportunities during a job fair at Citi Field in New York. U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm FactSet. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.The figures released Thursday capture the persistently uneven nature of the recovery from the Great Recession.The job market “remains consistent with a two-steps-forward, one-step-back expansion the U.S. economy finds itself in,” said Scott Andersen, chief economist at Bank of the West. The sluggish wage growth suggests that many employers see no need to raise pay to attract or retain workers and that there are more people available for hire than the unemployment rate would indicate.Some quirks of the jobs report might also explain why wages stagnated last month. The government’s survey ended relatively early in the month on June 12. As a result, it might have excluded some twice-monthly paychecks, noted John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo.Another sour note in the report was that construction companies failed to add any jobs in June. Manufacturing gained just 4,000 positions. But health care added 53,000, and retailers 33,000.Still, over the past three months, hiring has averaged a robust 221,000 per month. That shows that some employers are confident about consumer demand for their goods and services in the coming months.Patrick Cimerola, senior vice president of human resources at Choice Hotels, the corporate parent of such chains as Quality Suites and Comfort Inn, said the company is raising pay and adding perks to hire workers in marketing, information technology and finance.“More people are traveling, because more people have disposable income,” he said. “And we believe that will continue.” Americans are, in fact, spending more than they did earlier this year, when the miserable winter caused the economy to contract. The Conference Board said this week that consumer confidence reached the second-highest level since the recession.Auto sales and home sales have jumped to their highest levels since 2007. And the economy is expected to grow at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter.Yet Greece’s debt crisis and a slowdown in China could also weigh on U.S. growth this year.__AP Economics Writer Josh Boak contributed to this report.__Contact Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber .Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

August 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMelbourne Convention Bureau chief executiveKaren Bolinger announces new initiatives. Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has undertaken a rebranding exercise to provide a more uniform approach to their activities and ensure Melbourne is kept top of mind for international conventions.MCB launched three new initiatives at AIME yesterday as part of the rebrand, including the next phase of ‘Melbourne IQ’, the ‘Melbourne Values You’ incentive program and the unveiling of ‘Melbourne’s Convention District’.’Melbourne IQ: The Intelligent Choice for Conferences: A Guide to Bidding for International Conferences’ will offer potential local hosts a concise overview on how they can partner with the MCB in bidding for international conferences.”Becoming a local host and partnering with MCB to bid for an international conference opens up many doors; from research collaboration and showcasing Australian innovation and expertise to the world, to raising one’s profile and creating opportunities for career advancement, the possibilities are endless,” MCB chief executive officer Karen Bolinger said.Ms Bolinger went on to showcase the four kilometre convention district that she believes is one of the world’s premier business events destinations.With 197,930 conference square metres the convention district offers 15,049 accommodation rooms within walking distance to all venues and only 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport.”The convention district is also home to Melbourne’s most renowned and exciting attractions including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Arts Centre, celebrated restaurants and of course the city’s iconic laneways – ideal for delegates who have some downtime during their stay,” Ms Bolinger said.As a sweetener to the international incentives market, MCB will offer a series of special offers for planners called ‘Melbourne Values You’, designed to make booking and planning an event in Melbourne a seamless and affordable experience.Partnering with 30 of its members, MCB will offer up to 80 complimentary services or discounts for incentive groups including free WiFi, hotel room upgrades, reduced entry into attractions and discounted food and beverage packages.”This program is designed to move Melbourne out of the consideration set and into the confirmation set,” Ms Bolinger said.The ‘Melbourne Values You’ program is eligible for corporate meetings, incentive programs and conferences with a minimum of 100 delegates travelling at the same time and staying for a minimum of two nights in Melbourne.Groups must be confirmed by 31 December 2013 for travel to Melbourne prior to 31 December 2014 and must not have been booked prior to February 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A.last_img read more

August 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Agents & Brokers Home Sales Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates National Association of Home Builders Processing Service Providers 2012-08-15 Krista Franks Brock in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing August 15, 2012 406 Views Declining Affordability Is Good for the Market: NAHBcenter_img After reaching a record high of 77.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, housing affordability declined to 73.8 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to the “”Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)””:http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?sectionID=135&newsID=15477 released Monday by the “”National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)””:http://www.nahb.org/default.aspx and “”Wells Fargo.””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ [IMAGE]Despite the decline, “”interest rates and overall housing affordability remain very favorable on a historic basis,”” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of NAHB and a homebuilder in Gainesville, Florida. The rate has remained elevated above 70 percent since the start of 2009. The HOI measures the percentage of homes sold in a particular quarter that are affordable to those earning at the median income level. [COLUMN_BREAK]In the second quarter, 73.8 percent of homes sold were affordable to those earning the national median income of $65,000. The primary contributing factor to the decline in affordability in the second quarter was rising home prices across the nation. “”A full 92 percent of metros covered in the latest HOI saw their median home prices rise between the first and second quarter,”” according to a “”press release””:http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?sectionID=135&newsID=15477 from NAHB. Rutenberg suggests the decline in affordability over the past quarter “”is a positive development because it is another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root.”” He says the drop “”lends needed confidence to prospective buyers and sellers who have been reluctant to move forward in the current marketplace.”” The New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York-New Jersey metro area has been the least affordable housing market for the past 17 quarters, including the most recent one. The metro has an affordability rate of 29.4 percent. The most affordable major market in the most recent quarter, with an affordability rate of 93.4 percent is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania. Dayton, Ohio; Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York; and Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana also ranked at the top of the affordability index in the second quarter. Among smaller markets, Fairbanks, Alaska posted the highest affordability rate ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô 98.7 percent. Sharelast_img read more