Le Service des archives de la NouvelleÉcosse commémore la Déportation des Acadiens

first_imgLe 8 octobre est une date importante dans l’histoire de la Déportation des Acadiens. C’est à cette date en 1755 que les navires britanniques ont quitté Grand-Pré, déchirant ainsi la communauté acadienne francophone qui vivait dans cette région depuis trois générations. Le Service des archives de la Nouvelle-Écosse a souligné ce triste anniversaire par le lancement d’une nouvelle ressource Internet entièrement dévouée à l’histoire de la Déportation. Le site Web, intitulé Au coeur de l’Acadie : Archives concernant la Déportation, 1714-1768, utilise des documents numérisés pour présenter un compte rendu factuel des événements qui ont précédé cette date en 1755, des descriptions de la Déportation telle qu’elle s’est déroulée dans diverses communautés, ainsi que des dossiers pertinents des années qui ont suivi. « La Déportation est un événement important dans l’histoire de notre province, et cette nouvelle ressource nous offre encore plus de renseignements sur les Acadiens en Nouvelle-Écosse, » a annoncé Rodney MacDonald, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. « Nous sommes heureux d’ajouter l’histoire de la Déportation aux ressources en ligne des Archives, et nous continuerons à travailler en vue d’offrir encore plus de ressources en ligne. » Puisque l’on ne détient aucun document écrit par les Acadiens de cette période, le site Web contient surtout des documents créés par le gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal et à Halifax. Les journaux privés du colonel John Winslow, commandant des troupes de la Nouvelle-Angleterre et superviseur de la Déportation, constituent l’un des plus importants documents de cette nouvelle ressource. Winslow a passé l’été et l’automne de 1755 à Fort Beauséjour (sur l’isthme de Chignecto) et à Grand-Pré. Dans ses journaux, il a consigné les événements qui se déroulaient chaque jour, par exemple la proclamation de déportation, le rassemblement et la détention des Acadiens, l’incendie de leurs maisons et de leurs fermes, l’approvisionnement des navires, puis le départ des navires. Selon l’archiviste provincial Brian Speirs, le nouveau site Web constitue la ressource Internet la plus importante et la plus complète de documents sources de première main relatifs à la Déportation. « Il s’agit d’une nouvelle ressource très intéressante pour les généalogistes, les historiens communautaires, les spécialistes en la matière et les Acadiens de partout, » a déclaré M. Speirs. « La ressource en ligne permet la recherche d’un mot ou d’une phrase, ce qui encourage un nouveau type de recherche qui était auparavant impossible avec les index traditionnels ou les livres publiés. » Le site Web a été élaboré en collaboration avec l’Office des affaires acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Chris d’Entremont, ministre des Affaires acadiennes, affirme qu’il est heureux que cette nouvelle ressource fasse la promotion de la culture et du patrimoine acadien. « Cette ressource permet aux descendants acadiens de partout d’obtenir de l’information sur cet événement important dans leur histoire, et elle met l’accent sur la diversité que les Acadiens apportent à la province de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » Le site Au coeur de l’Acadie s’ajoute trois ressources connexes qui se trouvaient déjà sur le site Web des Archives : des documents numérisés des registres du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal, 1713-1749; une base de données consultable des registres de St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755, et; une exposition virtuelle de photos historiques intitulée C’est ici chez nous : Les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Grâce à ses services sur place et en ligne, le Service des archives et de la gestion des dossiers de la Nouvelle-Écosse aide les chercheurs et les visiteurs de partout à obtenir de l’information sur eux–mêmes, sur leur famille, sur leur communauté et sur leur province. Le site Web Au cœur de l’Acadie se trouve à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/deportation .last_img read more

6 arrested for online fraud

first_imgNEW DELHI: Crime Branch of Delhi Police busted a gang involved in online cheating under the guise of technical support for various companies and application such as Google and Paypal. Six persons identified as Mohit Bansal, Udit, Yashwant Singh , Guraman Singh, Rohit Chauhan and Pfokreni Kayio involved in the racket have been arrested. Huge quantity of information technology equipment including several servers, routers, SIM Box, hard disks, SIM Cards used for cheating the gullible persons have been recovered from their possessions. Cash Rs 7.40 lakh has also been recovered from these gang members. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsInputs were received that a racket involving several persons based in India and abroad are involved in cheating the gullible persons on the pretext of providing technical assistance to the customer base of Google, Iphone, Paypal, Facebook etc. These fraudsters were making as well as receiving international calls by passing the legal long distance internation call gateways, thus thereby causing a huge loss to the Government Exchequer. During interrogation, it was revealed that these fraudsters had been working with a unique modus operandi by registering on Google Search Engine paid services license for helping customers in troubleshooting.last_img read more

In France UN chief praises peacekeeping contributions urges political progress in Mali

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attends French military parade which includes the participation of UN Peacekeepers from MINUSMA. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in joint press conference with French President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, meeting with officials in France on the occasion of Bastille Day, paid tribute to the country’s contributions to ending the turmoil in Mali, after stressing the importance of credible elections in the West African country in talks with its interim president.“I highly appreciate the very important contribution and sacrifice of France toward bringing about peace, security and development for the Malian people,” Mr. Ban told the press after meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris.In early 2013, a rebellion of ethnic Tuareg groups followed by an insurgency of Islamist extremists displaced hundreds of thousands in Mali and prompted the Government to request assistance from France to halt the southward march of the extremists, as an African-led force, known as AFISMA, gradually built strength. Earlier this month, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), took over from the African-led force, with a Security Council mandate “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural sites and create the conditions for provision of humanitarian aid.In today’s meeting with Mr. Hollande, the Secretary-General said he told the French President that he counted on his continued leadership and support in Mali. “As you know well,” he told correspondents, “the mandate of MINUSMA requires many capabilities such as armed military helicopters.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Claude Bartolone, President of the National Assembly of France. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Abdou Diouf, Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas ‹ › “I asked the President to consider providing such capabilities,” he added.Yesterday, he said, as he watched the parades celebrating Bastille Day, “I was very moved to see the Blue Helmets at the side of Malian forces as well as French Forces – in particular those of Operation Serval.” The Operation is the French security mission in Mali.Also in Paris yesterday, the Secretary-General met with the interim President of Mali, Diacounda Traoré, who he said welcomed the transfer of authority from AFISMA to the new UN peacekeeping mission. According to information released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, the two also discussed the human rights situation in Mali and the Secretary-General noted the importance of the upcoming presidential elections, stressing that they needed to be credible and peaceful, with an outcome accepted by all Malians. The spokesperson reported that Mr. Ban also discussed the situation in Mali yesterday with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, including the mandate of MINUSMA, support of French troops for the Mission and the effect of the crisis on countries in the region.They also exchanged views on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Lebanon and in Syria, according to the spokesperson’s information. A view of the fireworks with the Eiffel tower as seen by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from his visit to the headquarters of UNESCO. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Secretary-General meets with Dioncounda Traoré, interim President of the Republic of Mali. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas read more

Revealed Police blunders that allowed chef to murder girlfriend five years after

first_imgThe couple said that for years their pleas to re-investigate were ignored by police.Brandyn McKenna, Miss Devlin’s youngest son, said: “Finally we have got justice after 11 years. Finally as a family we can put some closure to this. We’ve always said it is down to the Skelton family.” The death of Miss Devlin, a mother-of-four, was originally recorded as the result of an aneurysm.Dr Nathanial Cary, a pathologist, who re-examined the evidence, found her death was caused by a blow to the back of her head.Trigg, of Park Crescent, Worthing, West Sussex, had claimed he accidentally suffocated Miss Nicholson by rolling on top of her on the sofa as they slept.Police treated him as a bereaved partner rather than a suspect. But Ms Nicholson’s parents were suspicious from the outset, not only because of his violent past but also because the sofa was too small for a couple to sleep on.Dr Cary found she had been deliberately suffocated by having her head forced onto the sofa. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Robert TriggCredit: Caroline Devlin, left, and Susan Nicholson Mr Skelton said: “They should have done more. Their first investigation wasn’t up to standard. It got us down a bit. My wife had a mild heart attack.” The trial at Lewes Crown Court heard both women suffered violence at the hands of Trigg during their relationships with him.After one outburst, Ms Devlin ‘prophetically’ told a friend: “I won’t be here for my 40th.”Trigg was described in court as a “possessive, controlling and jealous” man and by one former girlfriend as a “Jekyll and Hyde” character who drank heavily.Similarities between the deaths were highlighted during the trial, including the revelation Trigg failed to dial 999 in either case after the women’s bodies were found.Trigg, who faces life in jail, will be sentenced on Thursday. Nigel Pilkington, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “This was an extremely unusual case and required us to put together a compelling case in the face of initial pathology results that suggested the victims had died of natural causes. “With the benefit of knowing the wider picture, this allowed the pathologist to now consider what else could have happened on those fateful nights, with the results telling a very different story.”Detective Supt Tanya Jones, of Sussex Police, said outside court: “Sussex Police are sorry that we had not presented all the facts before the CPS previously but we have now thoroughly investigated both cases.”center_img In the four months leading up to Miss Nicholson’s murder, officers had been called to the flat they shared six times.Just two days before her murder, he had been cautioned by police for punching her in the face.Despite the violence that included beating another girlfriend “to a pulp” in 2003, Sussex police ruled out foul play.Ms Nicholson’s family, however, refused to believe her death was an accident and hired a senior pathologist and a lawyer to re-examine the two deaths.Ms Nicholson’s parents Peter and Elizabeth Skelton, who are in their 80s, said Sussex Police had failing to investigate the murder properly. Caroline Devlin, left, and Susan NicholsonCredit: A series of police blunders allowed a chef with a history of domestic violence to remain free to murder his girlfriend five years after he killed a previous partner.Robert Trigg was only brought to justice after a campaign by the elderly parents of Susan Nicholson forced police to reopen both cases. Police finally apologised in a statement issued after a jury found Trigg guilty of the killings.Trigg was convicted on Wednesday of the murder of Ms Nicholson, 52, who was found dead on the sofa in 2011, and the manslaughter in 2006 of Caroline Devlin, 35, whose body was discovered in their bed. Robert Trigglast_img read more

Oxford University student cleared of rape charge as yet another case collapses

first_imgLawyers asked for the case to be dropped hours after Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, raised eyebrows when she said photographs and social media accounts do not necessarily need to be fully checked in rape cases.She insisted she does not believe anyone is in jail after being wrongly convicted because of failures to disclose evidence.She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “The police obligation is to pursue all reasonable lines of enquiry. That doesn’t mean going into every single avenue of your life.”Ms Saunders met senior police officers and barristers on Thursday to discuss concerns that vital material is not being disclosed. Isaac Itiary, left, and Liam Allan both had cases against them dropped too An Oxford University student has become the latest accused rapist to have his case dropped against him after two years on bail amid wider public concern about the actions of police and prosecutors.Oliver Mears, 19, was told he was to be found not guilty following a review of evidence just days before he was due to go on trial.The Crown Prosecution Service said it decided to offer no evidence against Mr Mears after reviewing evidence handed to them by Surrey Police, some of which was only received last week. A police spokeswoman told the Times prosecutors decided to discontinue the trial “for a number of reasons”.It comes at a time where the Metropolitan Police has ordered a review of all its investigations into rape and serious sexual assault following the collapsed trials of Liam Allan, 22, and Isaac Itiary, 25. A third case against Samson Makele, 28, was also halted at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday after his defence team unearthed key images from his mobile phone which had not previously been made available, law firm Hodge Jones and Allen said.Chemistry student Mr Mears, of Horley, Surrey, was arrested weeks after his 17th birthday and accused of raping and indecently assaulting a woman in July 2015. He was charged last June. He reportedly left St Hugh’s College because of stress. His lawyers complained of a failure to disclose evidence, including social media material, which they believed may have proved his innocence. His trial was due to start on Monday at Guildford Crown Court, but his hearing was brought forward to Thursday morning.center_img Isaac Itiary, left, and Liam Allan both had cases against them dropped too Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Letter MAPM to resume protests if metered parking resumes under SCS

Dear Editor,The Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has taken note of recent reports in the media purporting that there will shortly be a resumption of the parking meters system in the city under the concessionaire Smart City Solutions (SCS).MAPM takes umbrage to this announcement and at the continued underhanded efforts by officials at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown to forge ahead to foist this corrupt contract on the Guyanese citizenry despite the MAPM along with other stakeholders highlighting ad nauseam the numerous deficiencies in the process of selecting and engaging Smart City Solutions as the provider of parking meter services in Georgetown.The 13 councilors, who voted to renegotiate this corrupt contract have demonstrated their laxity for transparency and due process. The five members of the committee appointed to renegotiate this corrupt contract were some the same aforementioned thirteen and it is clear that they intend to carry out their mandate in the same incuriam de aequitate manner.It speaks volumes that there is already talk of the resumption of parking meters when there is no evidence that a feasibility study and a cost benefit analysis was done, two things which the public has been asking to see for months and which was also highlighted in the Ferreira report.The MAPM will not compromise on its position that the contract between the City Council and SCS suffers from a number of procedural and other deficiencies and may be deemed illegal due to breaches of various laws such as section 229 of the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chap. 28:01 which provides that notice must be given and invitation sought from the general public bids by way of sealed tenders bidding for execution thereof of contracts exceeding $250,000, and to select from among those bids using a fair and transparent process and abiding by fixed and pre-informed guidelines of eligibility by bidders.We would like to remind the M&CC also that evidence is yet to be produced by the Mayor and Town Clerk that prior authorisation was given to the Town Clerk for the execution of the SCS contract by majority decision of the Councilors as is required by section 56 of the Act.MAPM would like to reiterate its position that we are not against a structured system for traffic regulation within the central areas of the city including measures to facilitate the orderly parking of vehicles and the need for the M&CC to increase their revenue base.MAPM is not prepared to support, neither allow the successful renegotiation of this corrupt contract or the resumption of the parking meter system in Georgetown by SCS regardless of the minimal cost attached.We therefore stand ready to mobilise our supporters to resume our street protests and exercise any and all options available to us to prevent this abomination from moving forward.We also call on the Honourable Minister of Communities not to release the suspension of the parking meter bylaws.Movement Against Parking Meters(MAPM) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRe-negotiated paid parking contract signed, new by-laws soon- KingFebruary 16, 2018In “Business”SCS flouts Govt’s suspension orderMarch 16, 2017In “Politics”Paid Parking: Revoke contract, implement transparent process- MAPM, GCCIApril 1, 2017In “Business” read more

Nominate colleagues peers mentors for the IM Technology Hall of Fame

first_imgWe are accepting nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Nominees are judged on innovation and contribution made to the industry – i.e. what has this innovation achieved. Nominations are also sought for those who have facilitated the introduction of a specific technology to an operation. They can be as important as the innovators. Nominations should be for a person or team of people, who must all be named.The 12 categories are: Outstanding innovator, Environmental management and stewardship, Safety, Exploration, Mining software, Underground development, Underground production, Surface mining, Bulk handling, Comminution, Concentration and MetallurgyHow a nomination stands out: Judges looked for well-presented nominations:Clear presentation of the nominee’s “above and beyond” qualities and accomplishmentsInformation that demonstrates that the innovation and the nominee’s activities actively contributed to industry knowledge and advancementJudges for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame include industry experts from academia (mining professors), CEOs and senior management of engineering and consulting companies, mining company executives, past inductees and others interested in mining technology.Nominations are due in by the end of July and should be sent to john@im-mining.com. Nominations received after July 2015 will be considered for the 2016 inductions.last_img read more

A definitive ranking of the childrens books you read in school

first_imgHERE AT DAILYEDGE.IE, we were the children who spent most of our childhood with our noses buried in books while other children were outside, playing and having friends. So we have a lot of opinions on the best children’s books.Here’s a ranking of the most popular kid’s tomes, which were probably lingering in the school library.The ranking is final and definitive.18. Goodnight Mister TomStarting in a similar fashion to C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (which appears further down this list) this novel tells the story of a boy evacuated to the English countryside during World War II, where he befriends an elderly recluse.However featuring precisely zero lions, no witches, and barely any mention of wardrobes, for some children it was more like Goodnight Mister YAWN. Source: Goodtoread17. Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryA school library staple, Mildred D. Taylor’s grim novel takes a look at a grim period of history – the Deep South after the US Civil War.But having it constantly shoved at you in primary school means it’s on the lower end of this ranking. Source: Wikimedia16. Little WomenLouisa-May Alcott’s tale of the four March sisters as they journeyed into womanhood was essential reading for every young girl.We all wanted to be Jo, the feisty middle daughter. Source: WordPress15. Under the Hawthorn TreeSet in 1840s Ireland, Marita Conlon-McKenna’s Under the Hawthorn Tree is a devastating story of three children forced to fend for themselves after the potato blight hits the country.A very worthy subject matter altogether, but the fact that the book was on the English syllabus in some primary schools means it harbours bad memories for some. Source: Fantasticfiction14. The Story of Tracy BeakerWhy were so many of our children’s books SO grim?Here’s another one – Jacqueline Wilson’s The Story of Tracy Beaker, set in a care home for neglected and orphaned children.Fortunately Wilson’s humour and knack for creating realistic child characters cut through the gloom, meaning we weren’t left totally emotionally bereft after reading. Source: Childrensbookshop13. The Princess DiariesThe risqué nature of these books (the characters mentioned KISSING and SEX) meant you often had to hide them from parents and teachers.This only added to their allure. Source: Scholastic12. The Goosebumps booksGoosebumps author R.L. Stine spurred on the children’s horror revolution, thrilling kids around the world with gruesome tales of ghouls and monsters.However, children with over-active imaginations were more likely to be left cowering in fear under the bedcovers. Source: BlogSpot11. The Lord of the Rings trilogyBefore you shout us down for putting Lord of the Rings at number 11, think – how many of you successfully read these books as children?Sure, you can find them in the children’s section of the library, but their length and difficulty made them seem a lot like homework.All those characters, languages and locations…phew. We’re tired just thinking about it. Source: Weebly10. A Series of Unfortunate EventsIf you loved The Series of Unfortunate Events books you were probably something of a “precocious” child, with notions of being quite clever.If you hated the series, you had good reason – as the title suggests it was an almighty downer, with misfortune after misfortune befalling the newly-orphaned Baudelaire children. Source: Electric Design9. Charlotte’s WebA sweet and powerful tale of a pig saved from slaughter by the work of a crafty spider, Charlotte’s Web was the cause of many a weepy child.Even if you couldn’t (and still can’t) stand creepy-crawlies, Charlotte’s Web compelled you to mourn a dead spider. Think about that. Source: Harpercollinschildrens8. Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLooking back, this book was probably not as suitable for children as it first seemed. Indeed, we have to wonder what old Lewis Carroll was on while he was writing it.But for the sheer mind-boggling madness of the story, it’s at number eight. Source: WordPress7. The Artemis Fowl seriesA teenage criminal mastermind, anti-hero Artemis Fowl was a refreshing change from the good-guy protagonists of so many other children’s books.We may have long outgrown him by the time the last Artemis Fowl book was released in 2012, but the first book is still very dear to our hearts. Source: Bookcrossing6. His Dark Materials trilogyFor people who found the Lord of the Rings just a tad too difficult, the His Dark Materials trilogy filled the gap very nicely.With parallel universes, spirit animal companions and a lot of science talk it’s still not a walk in the park, but you can’t help being sucked in to the detailed universe created by author Philip Pullman. Source: Fiction Advocate5. The Diary of a Young GirlAnne Frank’s true account of her time spent in hiding during World War II bags a well-deserved spot in the top five.Like other historical books on the list, it was pushed at us constantly at school, but the Diary of Anne Frank leaves a much more lasting impression. Source: Tumblr4. The Lion, The Witch and the WardrobeThe allusions to Christianity went right over our heads as kids, which was probably for the best.If you’re a fan of the book, you probably still search for passages to secret worlds in wardrobes today. Go on, admit it. Source: Images-amazon3. The Famous Five booksEnid Blyton, queen of good-and-proper English children’s books, has found herself at number three with the Famous Five series.Julian, Dick, Anne, George and of course, Timmy were always having cool adventures and never seemed to get told off by their parents, a situation you could only dream of.If you read the entire series of 21 books, we salute you. Source: BlogSpot2. The Harry Potter seriesThere is no question about Harry Potter’s place on the list – the epic tale of the boy wizard is one of the most successful book series of all time.If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’ll know how the books have enriched your life. If not…we pity you. Source: WordPress1. Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald Dahl penned many, many excellent children’s books, but for the sake of this ranking we must pick only one, the fantastic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The magical Chocolate Room so deliciously described you could almost taste it yourself, the slightly sinister Oompa Loompas, the naughty children (much naughtier than you) – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is stuffed full of wonders from the first page to the last. Source: 26Chocolate bars: A definitive ranking, from worst to best>A Definitive Ranking of Irish Shopping Centres from Worst to Best>last_img read more

Lanes of I5 blocked in Woodland due to fire near highway

first_imgOne lane of Interstate 5 in each direction is now getting by the scene of  several fires around the highway in Woodland.Fires in the median and on both sides of the highway were reported around 1 p.m. today, at one point closing all lanes of I-5 in both directions near Dike Access Road in Woodland.Firefighters are at the scene of the blaze, Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said. He asked motorists to expect delays in the area.This story will be updated as more information becomes available.last_img

Appointment of Dr Ian Strachan as VicePresident University of The Bahamas North

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Strachan is a Professor of English at UB.  He holds an Associate of Arts in English and Literature from The College of The Bahamas (1988); a Teacher’s Certificate from the University of the West Indies (1988); a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College (1990); and a Master of Arts (1993) and Doctor of Philosophy (1995) in English from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a former Research Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia (1998-1999) and a former Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1999-2001).  Dr. Strachan served as Chair of the School of English Studies at COB (2004-2007) and as the College’s Vice President of Advancement (2013-2015).A poet, playwright, novelist and filmmaker, Dr. Strachan is an editor of Poitier Revisted with Mia Mask and Violence in The Bahamas with William Fielding and Virginia Ballance. He has written and directed a number of plays, including No Seeds in Babylon (1991) which appears in the anthology Contemporary Drama for the Caribbean (2001) and Diary of Souls (1999).  In 1996 he founded the Track Road Theatre Foundation and served as its Director until 2006. In 2007, his poetry was included in the anthology New Caribbean Poetry (Carcanet 2007).  He is the writer, producer and director of the television series, “Gippie’s Kingdom” and he wrote and directed his first film, Show Me Your Motion: The Ringplay Games of The Bahamas in 2006.  In 2007, this documentary was featured in the UNESCO Caribbean Traveling Film Showcase. He is also the director/producer of the documentary I’s Man: Manhood in The Bahamas.Dr. Strachan is author of the popular newspaper column “East Street Blues” which appeared weekly in The Nassau Guardian (2006-2011). In 2009 he hosted the daily public affairs talk show, “The Nation Today”, on GEMS 105.9FM in Nassau and, in 2012, the current affairs television programme, “The Exchange,” on ZNS TV13.  He is a founder and member of the civil society advocacy group, the 1962 Foundation.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

43rd Annual Peninsula Winter Games Saturday

first_imgVarious organizations throughout the Kenai Peninsula will be bringing over heavy machinery and large trucks for the kids to play on for the touch-a-truck event. York recognized the need to create an event where local kids would have an opportunity to enjoy sports, games & kid-friendly events during the winter season. Heuiser reminds families that a free lunch and dinner will be served at the event. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 43rd Annual Peninsula Winter Games will be held this Saturday, January 19, from noon to 6pm at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.center_img The Peninsula Winter Games was started in 1976 by the late Mr. Al York, a member of the Soldotna Lions Club. Andy Heuiser with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce: “We’ve got a lot of stuff planned to get kids out and about in the winter weather. We are going to have all kinds of activity booths inside the Sports Center, and outside as well. We will bring back the ice slide, and we will also have our brand new event the touch-a-truck event this year.” last_img read more

LGBTQ and visiting Istanbul Police could attack you with rubber bullets and

first_imgAt first, Istanbul banned the march over what it described as security worries amid a spate of large-scale terrorist attacks that struck the city. Then it cited the march’s coincidence with the Holy month of Ramadan.This year, the march fell well after Ramadan, yet authorities continued the ban, informing organizers mid-week that they had no permission to march over what was described as public “sensitivities.”Protesters were undeterred. They came with rainbow banners. They blasted Lady Gaga on portable stereos. They danced in the street.Police sought to avert confrontations by allowing a small protest along the street that included a speech. But the numbers continued to swell, as groups of mostly young protesters came streaming in, defying the armed, black-clad cops looming along Istiklal and the narrow side streets.Then came the pop-pop of teargas canisters shot at the crowd. Protesters, along with passersby, began to run attempting to stay together while the police tried to herd them into separate smaller streets.Police followed protesters, menacing them with threats, while occasionally grabbing demonstrators, pulling them into awaiting vans, or hitting them if they resisted.As the evening wore on, police fanned out along Istiklal, blocking entrances to both the avenue and the side streets. They appeared to be stopping anyone wearing bright colors, carrying a rainbow, or sporting an asymmetrical haircut.Organizers called march this year a success, despite the crackdown. Tulya Bekisoglu, a 20-year-old member of the Pride Committee and an artist, said more people attended this year than last year.yahooShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… If you are a tourist or Turkish and happen to be gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual planning to visit Istanbul Turkey you may think twice. Istanbul used to be a great city for any visitor to have a great time and a cultural and culinary experience.Next time you may get beaten or shot with rubber bullets.  The power and the voice of tourism as reported by eTN yesterday doesn’t seem to make a difference anymore when dealing with a government run by a dictator Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On Sunday streets in Istanbul were filled with people, smiling faces, showing rainbow flags and shouting: “Don’t be quiet, don’t shut up, shout, homosexuals exist,”Istanbul Police in riot gear, waiting to step in – and they did. Police fired teargas along the city’s most famous commercial street. The police also fired rubber bullets, and arresting at least 11 protesters.In a press statement, Pride organizers said, “We LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) are here with our pride despite all vain attempts to prevent us and we do not recognize this ban.”Istanbul’s annual pride march was once considered a shining example of tolerance for the LGBTI community in the Muslim world.Beginning in 2015, he and his Islamist-rooted political party began cracking down on the march, dismaying civil rights activists as well as LGBT advocates. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)Istanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator ErdoganPolice fire rubber bullets to break up activists who defied a ban on Istanbul PrideMore articles on eTurboNews click herelast_img read more

Snack van stolen from Staffordshire Moorlands layby

first_imgWant the latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands?For the very latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, visit our dedicated homepage at Leek-news.co.uk, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LeekNews. If you’re interested in news from a particular town, we have dedicated channels for Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph – as well as a number of smaller villages including Cheddleton, Wetley Rocks, Endon, Rudyard, Brown Edge, Bagnall, Cellarhead, Werrington, Knypersley, Alton, Tean, Stockton Brook, Blythe Bridge and Caverswall. For the latest news from Alton Towers, you can visit the theme park’s dedicated channel – as well as our Staffordshire Moorlands District Council page for the latest local authority news and planning applications.   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice have issued an appeal for witnesses after a snack van was stolen from a layby near a busy road in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Officers in the area report the vehicle was taken from the layby on the A53 Buxton Road near Leek – with the police incident saying the theft was reported to police on Monday (January 14). Staffordshire Police are asking for anyone with information to get in touch. UPDATE: Police have now released an update on this reported theft A spokesman said:  “There has been a theft of a snack van from the Buxton Road layby in Leek. “The van has Mama Mia Snacks written on the side.” Read MorePlans lodged for four new homes in village   Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting serial number 352 of January 14. We will contact Staffordshire Police tomorrow for further information about this appeal. A number of vehicles have been taken in the Moorlands so far in January, including: A van taken from Upper Hulme near the Roaches A bailey caravan stolen from Waterhouses A motocross bike taken in Swythamley Anyone with information about any of those thefts should also contact police on 101. Read MoreAlton Towers to open new ride at CBeebies Land (and mums and dads can’t wait)last_img read more

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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). IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. With this product, eRAD — a subsidiary of RadNet Inc., a provider of standards-based, Web-centric radiology image and data management solutions — eliminates the need for a dedicated mammography workstation and provides significant gains in efficiency for radiologists. “What should be a simple action — say, viewing calcifications on an ultrasound for comparison — should not require a separate workflow,” said Seth Koeppel, senior vice president of sales, eRAD. “We have it integrated. There is no need to switch to a different workstation, with a different monitors and layout, to call up another worklist in disparate system, and then try to find the patient and the related prior. All of that back-and-forth is a time, money, and resource drain that eRAD can eliminate.” eRAD enables multiple modalities: computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography and tomosynthesis to be viewed side-by-side on the same workstation from anywhere, whether reading from the LAN or WAN.  Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more For more information: erad.com, www.radnet.com. www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Integrated mammography tracking is available and provides another uptick in efficiency as well as a means of building patient relationships. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. eRAD technology is optimized to handle the storage capacity, archive costs and distribution infrastructure necessary to support tomosynthesis, enabling imaging groups to provide this innovative modality to patients and find early curable breast cancers. With an eRAD solution, comparison studies — priors for that day’s appointments, for example — can be pre-staged on a specific workstation for faster reads even if those studies are archived in a third-party system. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content December 5, 2013 — eRAD announced the availability of its upgraded, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Mammography Module, with a full feature set for breast imaging and integration with eRAD PACS (picture archiving and communications system). Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more eRAD’s Mammography Module also delivers advanced diagnostic tools. Along with CAD support (with configurable archiving for CAD objects) and image manipulation tools, eRAD delivers the optional AIE Image Enhancement Module to assist in visualizing and evaluating subtleties in digital mammograms. Accuracy is improved by AIE’s sophisticated processing algorithms, which enhance the clarity of abnormalities in dense breast tissue. Image courtesy of Imago Systems read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more “We enable radiologists to read and report out of the same system, and that solves cost and workflow issues,” said Koeppel. 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 eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use-ready radiology information system (RIS), Web-based PACS and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over 300 customers in the United States and several other countries, eRAD’s solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions or as in-house enterprise solutions.  Technology | December 05, 2013 eRAD Delivers Upgraded Mammography Module PACS-integrated solution enables multimodality reads on same workstation News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Productivity gains are achieved not only by multi-modality reads from the same workstation but also with features designed specifically for breast imaging workflow, such as industry standard preset mammography layouts, mirrored image linking, anatomical grayscale inversion, tomo cine and configurable keyboard, mouse and keypad macros that enable users to further customize and replicate the behavior of a dedicated workstation. Skin-line detection enables users to auto-position a full resolution image according to anatomy or image area. Flexible custom layouts can be set to initialize together so users can toggle quickly between multiple views. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more last_img read more

MEETINGS kicks off in Rotorua

first_imgExhibitors commenced selling destination Kiwi to the Aussie and Asian markets, with MEETINGS kicking off in Rotorua today. Up to 500 buyers and exhibitors have filled the Energy Events Centre for a welcome breakfast, a few encouraging words from four guest speakers and the opportunity to exchange NZ knowledge and business cards. Exhibiting at the event, private guide Mark Everard told e-Travel Blackboard that the aim of MEETINGS is to work together with buyers, “to develop the best of what NZ has to offer”. Mr Everard explained that event organisers are moving towards a more tailor made experience to cater to the interests of various groups. He said they want “unique experiences, knowledge and what’s new as well as affordable”. “[NZ] is a new country that is raw in terms of scenery but we have world class infrastructure, activity and friendliness,” he added. Travelling into NZ from Oz, Industrial Events co-founder Natasha Hardy told e-Travel Blackboard that NZ is a prime destination for her company because of its proximity, cost and adventure. “It’s more cost effective to come to NZ than to go to Australia and have the same and same,” she explained. “NZ itself is an adventure capital… and it offers a broader experience.” Meanwhile, Venture Southland conference and events marketing manager, Amanda Dowling, told e-Travel Blackboard that while the Australian and US markets focus on opportunities in pre & post-tours, local event buyers focus on developments and infrastructure of conferences venues. Despite ash clouds causing flight cancellations across Australia yesterday, buyers for Oz, China and India landed safely in NZ and were welcomed with a traditional Maori greeting usually reserved for royalty. Click here to see photos from the welcoming in Redwoods Forest, Rotorua. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Equifax Announces Availability of Spectrum Verification Platform

first_img October 29, 2012 446 Views Equifax Announces Availability of Spectrum Verification Platform in Origination, Servicing, Technology “”Equifax””:http://www.equifax.com/home/en_us announced the launch of its Spectrum Verification Services Platform designed to strengthen lender confidence by streamlining the verification processes through underwriting, QA, and closing.[IMAGE]The company developed Spectrum to help lenders gain efficiencies and improve overall loan quality production to mitigate repurchase risk. The fully automated platform rapidly delivers loan-level verifications by combining unique data assets with integrated workflow processes to reduce fraud, improve overall loan quality and cycle times, avoid capacity issues, and reduce costs. In addition, Spectrum provides real-time access with intuitive ordering and tracking screens to efficiently deliver the most current and accurate data.Verification services currently offered on the platform include: employment and payroll income through Equifax’s “”The Work Number””:http://www.theworknumber.com/ database; IRS tax transcripts (4056-T); identity and social security number authentication; verification of deposits; and verification of hazard insurance coverage. Spectrum also enables lenders to order a full array of verification reports through a single, intuitive web interface or through direct system integration. Additionally, Spectrum features Undisclosed Debt Monitoring (UDM), the mortgage industry’s only service that continuously monitors and distributes daily alerts of new loan applicant activity initiated during the pre-funding stage of a loan. UDM is designed to reduce risk and protect lenders from repurchase demands and unsalable loans related to inaccurately reported debt-to-income ratios.””Mortgage loan repurchase risk is a significant issue for lenders today,”” said Michael Kuentz, SVP of Equifax Verification Services. “”Through the level of transparency into borrower financial health that Spectrum provides, we are empowering lenders to simultaneously increase the production of quality loans and reduce compliance concerns.””Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax is a global provider of business information solutions.center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Equifax Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-10-29 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

Not that we have any historical basis to fall back

first_imgNot that we have any historical basis to fall back on, but you’d think an NFL team that won its first four games and then proceeded to lose their next seven would have an unbelievable shift in statistics.In the case of the 2012 Arizona Cardinals, the only team ever to fall into this category, that is not true.When comparing the numbers between Arizona’s four-game winning streak and their current seven-game skid, the numbers, strangely enough, look very similar in most categories. Paul Calvisi suggested as much in a column he penned for ArizonaSports.com, and he’s absolutely right. The difference for the Arizona Cardinals in wins and losses comes down to quarterback play.Kevin Kolb is by no means a franchise quarterback, but his rib injury has absolutely crippled the Cardinals’ chances of winning football games. Kolb did just enough in four contests to help Arizona win football games, including his stint in relief of John Skelton in the season opener against Seattle in which he completed six passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the 20-16 win.His passer rating of 86.1 won’t wow anybody, but it still ranks eighth in the NFC and is ahead of the likes of Tony Romo, Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford, and Jay Cutler. Oh, and it’s much better than the figures of Skelton (64.4) and rookie Ryan Lindley (47.0), who have yet to lead the Cardinals to a win in Kolb’s absence.Over 26% of the possessions Kolb engineered ended in points, while only 24.8% of Skelton’s and 16.7% of Lindley’s have. It’s hard to believe, especially considering how a lot of fans thought of him after training camp, but Kevin Kolb is the most important player for the Arizona Cardinals this season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In fact, in their last seven contests, the Cardinals are averaging more rushing yards and more passing yard per game on offense. On defense, they’re allowing fewer passing yards and total yards per game.Their turnover margin is even during the losing streak.The overall stat sheet shows opponents are scoring more points against the Cardinals during the losing streak, but let’s keep in mind that Arizona’s last seven opponents have combined for four defensive touchdowns and a safety.The Cardinals’ inability to get the ball to All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald more has been magnified because of their recent losing. But in actuality, Fitzgerald’s production is only down less than a catch and seven yards per game in losses. Sacks? Opponents sacked Arizona quarterbacks 3.5 times per game in wins, and 4.5 times in losses, so the difference is negligible.The Cardinals have been abysmal at both times in converting third downs — 30.9% in wins and 27.1% in losses. So what is the big difference? Why has a seemingly promising season been derailed in a fashion that has many bellowing “ah, it’s the same ol’ Cardinals.”The answer is simple. Quarterback play. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Unfortunately, for the last seven weeks, he’s been wearing a ball cap and a gray hoodie and hasn’t been able to help his team on the field.You want to know the difference between a 4-0 start and an 0-7 stretch? There’s your answer right there.last_img read more

Sydney Australia – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgSydney, Australia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSydney’s prestigious Westfield Mall is the site of Prada’s latest flagship boutique. The Italian house’s sister label, Miu Miu, also set up shop nearby with its first boutique in Sydney.The new Westfield department store location marks Miu Miu’s third boutique in Australia. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi, the store features a striking façade, complete with backlit damask, in addition to plush sofas and armchairs that invite visitors to make themselves at home. The ground floor will carry the label’s accessories and footwear offerings, while the first floor houses ready-to-wear.Also designed by Baciocchi, Prada’s newest outpost boasts two levels stocked with ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear for both men and women. A visually stunning exterior, punctuated by steel cones for an interesting optical effect, gives way to interiors filled with crystal and polished steel showcases, smoky mirrors and black and white checkerboard marble flooring.Visit www.miumiu.com and www.prada.com.last_img read more