Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Some background on the 2019 jury:Randy Boyagoda is the author of five books, including three works of fiction. His debut novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2006. His second novel, Beggar’s Feast, was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. His most recent novel, Original Prin, was published in 2018 and was named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. He is the Principal and Vice-President of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, a Professor of English, and holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters. Boyagoda served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017 and lives in Toronto.Aminatta Forna is an award-winning novelist, essayist and memoirist. Her novels include Happiness, The Hired Manand The Memory of Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Aidoo Snyder Prize and Germany’sLiteraturpreis. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and her essays on society, politics and culture have appeared in Freeman’s, Granta, The Guardian, The Nation and The New York Review of Books. Forna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a recipient of a Windham Campbell Award and was made OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2017. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project, The Book of My Lives, and The Making of Zombie Wars. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, the PEN/ W.G. Sebald Award, 2012 USA Fellowship, and most recently 2017 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Oral History. He teaches at Princeton University in New Jersey.Donna Bailey Nurse is a leading literary critic, editor of the ground breaking Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing and author of What’s A Black Critic to Do. A former member of the Toronto Arts Council’s Literary Arts Committee, Bailey Nurse has curated reading series in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is a contributor to Maclean’s, The Walrus and The Literary Review of Canada, and a columnist for The Next Chapter on CBC Radio. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.José Teodoro is the author of several plays, including Mote, Cloudless, The Tourist and Slowly, an exchange is taking place. Teodoro’s play Steps was recently published in Playwrights Canada Press’ anthology Long Story Short. He has worked as story editor on acclaimed films including Hugh Gibson’s documentary feature The Stairs, winner of the TFCA’s 2016 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, and Lina Rodríguez’s Señoritas and This Time Tomorrow. Teodoro is currently developing a book of conversations with Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler entitled Nothing But Time. He lives in Toronto.Images of the 2019 jurors are available on the media resources page at scotiabankgillerprize.caRakuten Kobo has generously donated a Kobo Aura Edition 2 eReader to each member of the 2019 jury panel. The Scotiabank Giller Prize requires publishers to provide digital copies of its submitted titles in addition to print books.This year’s longlist will be presented in St. John’s, Newfoundland in early September and the shortlist announced later in the same month at an event in Toronto. The winner is named at a nationally televised black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto in November.Submissions are now being accepted. The 2019 submission package including updated details can be found at scotiabankgillerprize.ca/about/submissions. The first submission deadline for books published between October 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are to be received by February 15, 2019.About the PrizeThe Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. In 2005, the prize teamed up with Scotiabank who increased the winnings 4-fold. The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband Torontobusinessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.About ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 97,000 employees and assets of $998 billion (as at October 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2019 – Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, today announced the five member jury panel for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Prize.The 2019 jury members are:Canadian authors Donna Bailey Nurse and Randy Boyagoda (jury chair), Canadian playwright José Teodoro, Scottish-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna and Bosnian-American author Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
Community HearingsThunder Bay, OntarioWeek of September 10thSmithers, British ColumbiaWeek of September 25thWinnipeg, ManitobaWeek of October 16thSaskatoon, SaskatchewanWeek of October 23rdHalifax, Nova ScotiaWeek of October 30thEdmonton, AlbertaWeek of November 6thYellowknife, Northwest TerritoriesWeek of November 13thMaliotenam, QuebecWeek of November 27thRankin Inlet, NunavutWeek of December 4thBuller said that throughout the summer months the commission will be meeting with experts and continuing research into many of the cases of the missing and murdered women and girls. She also said they haven’t formally requested any further funding and an extension as of yet but plan on doing so to complete the work. Stating that further dates and locations for the Winter and Spring of 2018 hearings will be announced at a later date.For further information please go to: www.mmiwg-ffada.ca Tina House APTN National NewsThe lead commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women says she is excited to take the inquiry on the road to meet families and visit communities.Marion Buller recently released a number of dates that include community meetings and public hearings. The inquiry is also meeting with those considered to be experts in the field.“We are eager in fact we are excited about moving forward and this next step is rooted in the knowledge gained from meetings held across Canada and also from hearings held in Whitehorse last month,” said Buller.The head of the inquiry has been critisized by families across the country for not sharing enough with what the commission has been doing.Announced in late 2016, the five commissioners have only held one public hearing – three days in Whitehorse, Yukon.But some families are looking forward to having their say when the inquiry starts in the fall.“We all called for this inquiry to happen because this is still going on with our First Nation women still going missing and a lot of unanswered questions,” said Marlene Carter who has lost her entire family. “With this inquiry I think alot of us will have some sort of answers that we can still look forward to.”Community VisitsThunder Bay, OntarioWeek of July 31stSmithers, British ColumbiaWeek of July 17thWinnipeg, ManitobaWeek of July 24thSaskatoon, SaskatchewanWeek of August 7thHalifax, Nova ScotiaWeek of August 7thEdmonton, AlbertaWeek of September 5thYellowknife, Northwest TerritoriesWeek of August 28thMaliotenam, QuebecWeek of August 28thRankin Inlet, NunavutWeek of August 14th
Rabat – A group of leading members of the Istiqlal Party (IP) is calling on current Secretary General Hamid Chabbat to resign from his role as the president of the party.Amid the growing uproar among the members of the IP, a group of leading members of the party, including M’Hamed El Khalifa, Abdelkrim Ghallab,Yasmina Badou, and Taoufik Hjira on Monday visited former IP Secretary General Mhamed Boucetta at his house in Rabat to call for Chabbat’s resignation.As soon as the meeting ended, El Khalifa told Moroccan journalists that “the party members who attended the meeting stressed the need to urge Chabat to submit his resignation following his latest controversial statements against Mauritania.” Earlier this month, Chabat had stated that “Mauritania lays on Moroccan soil and it is a land that is purely Moroccan.” “Chabat should submit his resignation from the party’s general secretariat. The party members do not intend to humiliate Chabat by calling on him to quit the party, but just to resign from his role as the leader of the party,” El Khalifa added.During the meeting, El Khalifa continued, “the party members discussed the situation of the IP in the recent four years,” noting that “the members requested Boucetta to find a solution for the crisis the party is experiencing.”Regarding the party’s December 31 council meeting, a group of members expressed their support for Chabat and referred Karim Ghelab, Yasmina Badou, and Taoufik Hjira to the Committee of Arbitration and Discipline due to their opposition. “The meeting,” says El Khalifa, “was recently held to punish the members [who opposed Chabat].”In a YouTube video published by Le360 last week, Boucetta, who led the IP from 1974 until 1998, called on Chabat “to quit from the position he currently holds as the party leader.”
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the volume of international trips by Chinese travellers has grown from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012. Their expenditure abroad has also climbed rapidly, increasing by 40 per cent from 2011 to 2012.In addition to urbanization and rising incomes, other factors such as the relaxation of restrictions on foreign travel and an appreciating Chinese currency have contributed to this boom in tourism.“With this sustained growth, China has become the largest spender in international tourism globally in 2012,” UNWTO said in a news release.In 2005 China ranked seventh in international tourism expenditure, and has since successively overtaken Italy, Japan, France and the United Kingdom. With last year’s surge, China leaped to first place, surpassing the top spender, Germany, and the United States. Both of these counties spent close to $84 billion in 2012.Other emerging markets have also increased their share of world tourism spending over the past decade. Russia saw an increase of 32 per cent in 2012, spending $43 billion, which brought it from seventh to fifth place in the international tourism spending rankings.“Emerging economies continue to lead growth in tourism demand,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “The impressive growth of tourism expenditure from China and Russia reflects the entry into the tourism market of a growing middle class from these countries, which will surely continue to change the map of world tourism.”Brazil also experienced a significant increase, which allowed it to move from the 29th position in 2005 to the 12th position in 2012.Countries which have traditionally ranked high in tourism expenditure also experienced growth albeit at a slower pace than emerging economies. Spending on travel abroad from Germany and the US grew by 6 per cent each, while UK spending grew by 4 per cent allowing the country to retain its fourth place in the list of major source markets. Expenditure by Canada grew by 7 per cent, while both Australia and Japan grew by 3 per cent. France and Italy were the only countries in the top ten to record a decline in international tourism spending of -6 per cent and -1 per cent, respectively.
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OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team knew it was heading into its toughest match of the season. As OSU stepped onto the field at College Park, a place where coach John Bluem team has never recorded a win, the Buckeyes looked to hand Maryland its first loss of the season. The Terrapins would prove to be too much to handle, as they would go on to defeat the Buckeyes 2-0 on Friday night, handing OSU its fourth straight loss.Maryland attacked early and often in the first period and was quickly rewarded for its efforts.In the 13th minute, sophomore forward Gordon Wild netted his Big Ten-leading 10th goal of the season to put the Terps ahead 1-0.Moments later, in the 19th minute, sophomore forward Sebastian Elney was able to find the back of the net from 15 yards out to extend the Terrapins lead to 2-0.The two goals would be more than enough for Maryland, holding the Buckeyes scoreless through 90 minutes. OSU has not been able to get on the scoreboard in its last two games, being held without a goal for the last 243 minutes. The last time OSU found the back of the net was in the 27th minute against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Sept. 28.A big reason for the Buckeyes’ loss was a very poor first period, in which they were outshot 11-2. They were able to outshoot Maryland 7-5 in the second period, but by that time the Terrapins had taken their foot off the gas and protected their lead.Despite the loss, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had a solid night in net. Siegfried made six saves, giving him a total of 37 on the year through 12 games.With the loss, the Scarlet and Gray fall to 3-9 on the season, with a 2-3 record in conference. The team will now return to Columbus, where they begin a two-game home stand with matches against Oakland and Indiana.
Rumors have been floating around about an Alienware M14x and the M18x for a few weeks now and they’ve finally gotten too loud to ignore, at least for the smaller model. We first heard about the rumored M14x from a thread at NotebookReview Forums, which linked to another forum that has since been closed. The latter showed what was supposed to be an M14x next to the larger M17x as well as the M14x opened up. The M14x inevitably looks a lot like the M15x so an image alone isn’t that much help but we’ve included them for reference.Now Dell rumor site Dell-Labs has posted more information on what the M14x could be. They say to expect Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, up to 4GB RAM, up to 750GB 7200RPM hard drives, and up to 256GB SSDs. There is no word on the graphics but they do say that the 14-inch LCD will be capable of either 1366×768 or 1920×1080 resolutions. It would pack a 64Wh battery as well.The system, if it ever sees the light of day, would fit between the small, light M11x and the relatively bulky M15x. The name doesn’t make it seem like the M14x would be appreciably smaller than the M15x, but with some design changes Dell could slim down the notebook and use some of what they learned with the M11x and deliver a powerful, but considerably more portable gaming computer. Just see what HP did with the Envy 14 or Lenovo did with the ThinkPad T420s…Sal’s ThoughtsSo far all this is very thin, but the rumors continue to come out. We know that the M15x model has been around for over three years and that we have yet to see the M15x R3 refresh (even though the M17x got one). So something is brewing over there. Maybe the M14x will take the place of the M15x? But then why shift that model while leaving the M17x intact (assuming an M18x is in the works)?An M14x would be a great place for Alienware to take put those new Sandy Bridge dual-core processors as well, especially if they end up being a bit much for the rumored M11x R3 refresh. It’s more likely that an upcoming M15x was delayed just to wait for the those new Sandy Bridge models, but we’ll see soon enough.
http://jrnl.ie/3220440 By Sean Murray Friday 3 Feb 2017, 8:47 AM Motorists urged to take care as gale force winds to persist today Very wet driving conditions have also been reported in towns and cities across the country. 11,662 Views It’s also set to be a wet one, with heavy rain forecast for today. We are set to get a reprieve from the windy conditions, however, with Met Éireann forecasting light to moderate breezes for the weekend. The scene yesterday where the Cabra Rd meets the Navan Rd in Dublin. Source: TheJournal.ieRead: Careful out there: Motorists urged to watch out for flying debris in high windsRead: There’ll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend CAUTION IS BEING urged on the roads this morning and wet and windy conditions are widespread across the country.AA Roadwatch has advised that care should be taken as very wet driving conditions have been found in towns and cities across the country this morning, including Cavan, Ennis, Letterkenny, Longford, Navan, Portlaoise, Monaghan, Wexford and Galway City.Traffic incidents have caused delays across the capital this morning, with an incident on the Grand Canal eastbound causing tailbacks. An earlier breakdown on the M50 has been cleared, but traffic is said to be very slow between Tallaght and Firhouse.For commuters, a mechanical problem caused the 7.47 Bray to Connolly Irish rail service to be cancelled, but the company said customers would be accommodated on alternate services.Met Éireann issued two status yellow warnings again this morning, with gale force winds battering the west and north of the country.Winds just under gale force, at force 6 and 7, will be widespread in coastal regions across the country this morning, after the strong winds yesterday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: AA Roadwatch/Twitter Feb 3rd 2017, 8:47 AM After a calm start to Winter a stormy day for the city with trees down across Dublin & a roof collapse in the city centre pic.twitter.com/q04iUG7xp8— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) February 2, 2017 Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter Share3 Tweet Email DUBLIN: Incident on the Grand Canal eastbound after the Clogher Rd jct. Traffic is busy through to Harold’s Cross. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 3, 2017 Short URL 2 Comments
La mâchoire du T-rex est bien la plus puissante de toutesPubliant leur étude mercredi 29 février dans Biology Letters, des chercheurs britanniques ont montré, à partir de modélisations informatiques, que les mâchoires du tyrannosaure avaient jusqu’à plus de 5 tonnes de pression par dent, ce qui font d’elles les plus puissantes de tous les animaux terrestres ayant jamais vécu. 3,5 tonnes au minimum : c’est la pression exercée à la pointe de chaque dent par une morsure de Tyrannosaurus rex, selon les estimations du Dr Karl Bates, biologiste à l’Université de Liverpool. À partir de données musculo-squelettiques provenant de fossiles de T-rex et d’autres animaux anciens, ainsi que de crânes de prédateurs actuels et même de données humaines, son équipe a étudié, modélisé sur ordinateur et comparé les performances biomécaniques de la morsure de chacune de ces créatures.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Résultats : l’homme, avec 70 à 100 kilogrammes de pression par dent, est un piètre ‘mordeur’ comparé à son contemporain, l’alligator d’Amérique (Alligator mississippiensis), lequel affiche lui-même un score 8 à 10 fois inférieur à celui du tyrannosaure, champion toutes catégories, qui développe de 3,5 à 5,7 tonnes par dent ! Avec son poids de 6 tonnes et du haut de ses 12 m, ce dernier était donc bien, semble-t-il, le plus formidable prédateur terrestre.Une découverte qui tord le cou aux hypothèses qui faisait de lui un charognard presque exclusif, certains paléontologues mettant en évidence – un peu vite – sa mâchoire ‘trop faible’…Le 29 février 2012 à 17:49 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIResults2016 Election Observer Mission reports to Press Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcigeneralelections, #TCIResults2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 – In a brief press conference, Rufus Ewing earlier today resigned as leader of the Progressive National Party. “I have made the decision to honorably tender my resignation as party leader with immediate effect.”A somber looking, outgoing Premier cited that among the reasons he is leaving is because the electorate has clearly demonstrated its decision for change and that he now no longer has a seat to be in the House of Representatives.It was obvious that Ewing was crestfallen but he spoke congenially of the election race and the voters’ decision to elect the PDM. “The Leader of the Party ought to be a person who is an elected member of The House of Assembly so that they can stand as Leader of the Opposition in The House of Assembly.”Dr. Ewing expressed support for the rebuilding of the PNP party leadership and said he is quitting politics believing he was there for just ‘a season and a reason’. “I never intended to be a career politician.”Rufus Ewing said he has congratulated the PDM Leader on their victory and added that he is proud of his accomplishments and accounts the devastating loss of the PNP at the polls can be attributed to poor communication of their strides; he said the PNP Administration has handed over a good foundation. “No I did not expect to be there, I knew that it was a tight race, and I thought that we had a good chance of winning.”Rufus Ewing appeared alone at the table in that press conference held at PNP House. Final seat goes to new opposition party PNP Change for Turks and Caicos, PDM is New Government Recommended for you
The American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of a larger coalition of agriculture and food industry organizations, sent a letter this week to members of Congress encouraging them to support the immediate introduction and enactment of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. ASA has a particularly valuable stake in global trade, as soybeans represent the largest American agricultural export.In the letter, the groups pointed to TPA as a critical tool in establishing and expanding trade agreements with foreign partners, without undue legislative and bureaucratic barriers. Specifically cited were the ongoing negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).The groups used the opportunity to illustrate the significant benefits of trade to the domestic farm sector. “As a result of trade agreements implemented since 1989, when the U.S. began using bilateral and regional trade agreements to open foreign markets to our goods, U.S. agricultural exports have nearly quadrupled in value and now stand at a record $152.5 billion (fiscal 2014),” said the groups. “During that period, earnings from U.S. agricultural exports as a share of cash receipts to farmers have grown from 22 percent to over 35 percent.”The groups also cited the impressive economic multiplier effect and job creation of farm and food exports, “Every $1 in U.S. farm exports is estimated to stimulate an additional $1.27 in business activity… Exports of $152.5 billion in fiscal 2014 therefore generated another $194 billion in economic activity in the U.S., bringing the total benefit to the economy to $347 billion.”“Every $1 billion of U.S. agricultural exports,” continued the groups, “… requires the full-time work of approximately 6,600 Americans throughout the economy. Exports in fiscal 2014 therefore supported over 1 million full-time jobs.”A full transcript of the letter and a list of signatories can be found here.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday endorsing a proposal to enact a 5 percent entertainment admissions tax to help fund a baseball stadium at Clark College.The proposal is an attempt to bring the Class A Yakima Bears to Vancouver.Commissioners will have a public hearing on the admissions tax at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.The letter was signed by Tim Schauer, president of the GVCC’s board of directors, and Kelly Parker, president of the chamber.Schauer was one of 14 civic and business leaders to sign a letter outlining the funding proposal to Bob Richmond, president of the Northwest League. The league will have to approve the Bears’ move.In the letter to county commissioners, Schauer and Parker wrote that the community will benefit from having a minor league baseball team.“GVCC understands the Board of Commissioners’ concerns about increasing taxes in this tough economy. As the lead business organization in Southwest Washington representing 1,000 businesses, GVCC is cautious regarding any tax increase. But upon review and reflection, the GVCC determines there to be ample return on investment,” the letter reads.A 5 percent tax would be levied on movie theaters, Sleep Country Amphitheater, the Clark County Fair, professional baseball games and public and private golf courses.If commissioners approve the tax, a majority of the Vancouver City Council would still need to support it.
The shift in weather is a sure sign of spring and a reminder for Alaskans to start practicing their “bear etiquette” by cleaning up food attractants around homes and neighborhoods. There were multiple bear attacks on the Kenai Peninsula in 2015-16 and the Department recommends always carrying some kind of bear defense in the woods, even if you’re not far from popular areas. The Department of Fish and Game also reminds you if you’ve gone fishing recently, remember to dispose of fish carcass leftovers responsibly, otherwise you can be cited under the categories of littering and negligently feeding wildlife. The local Alaska Department of Fish and Game number to report bear sightings or incidents is 262-9368. Photo posted to Nikiski Neighborhood Watch page- on May 19- black bear spotted on Admiralty and Island lake Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Since about mid-April, Kenai Peninsula residents have been reporting close encounters of the bear kind. Local wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger says Kenai Peninsula residents should take time to clean up any bear attractants on their properties: “Just check around, be careful while you’re doing it, clean up anything that might attract bears into your neighborhood, mainly garbage issues or items that have a lot of odor to them.”
Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. • See All 16 The Cheapskate See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Tablets Mobile Accessories Small Appliances Mobile Wearable Tech Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it The deals are coming out of the woodwork today, cheeps, so I thought I’d just wrap them all in one tidy little box for you. In no particular order…Fire-sale prices on Amazon Fire tabletsI know: That “Fire-sale” joke has been done to death. But I wanted to get your attention, because Amazon has once again slashed Fire tablet prices to the bone. 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The Women of the Diva’s DISH, from left, Ellen Gee, Brooklynn Parker, Erricka Bridgeford, and Aneesah Morine.In February 2013, four Baltimore women teamed up to create the Diva’s DISH (discussing important situations honestly) podcast. Tackling a diverse range of topics, including relationships, health, systemic racism, and sexism, the women of the DISH bring a mature perspective to their discussions, informed by their varied experiences and personalities.The Diva’s DISH is the brainchild of Ellen Gee, the show’s producer and the creative force behind the Evolution of Perspective radio show on Blog Talk Radio, as well as the Perspective Rap Sessions, a series of discussion groups that grew out of the radio program. Diva’s DISH became the outlet for pursuing an all-women discussion platform.Gee is joined by co-hosts Erricka “E. Wonder” Bridgeford, Aneesah Morine, and Brooklynn Parker. Bridgeford, also referred to as the Hood Philosopher Diva, was raised by her Black Panther father to be socially aware and engaged. She is the group’s political and social conscience, bringing her experience as a mediator and community activist to bear on the group’s discussions.Morine, whom the others call the Network Diva for her boldness in making new connections for the group, is its spiritual shepherd, the one responsible for leading prayers and calling everyone back to their respective centers.Brooklyn is the Research Diva, and is in charge of the group’s efforts to create awareness about everything from National Bike Month to breast cancer. Her work informs many of the group’s recorded discussions.One of the recurring themes in the group’s podcast is relationships, a topic on which they emphasize the need for women to be accountable to themselves for the decisions they make, a lesson learned from personal experience. “[I] realized the hard way that [with] all of these issues I was having with people and men, I was the common denominator,” said Gee about the turning point in her own thinking.The divas are about empowerment, and they do not shy away from female-centric terminology that may make some uncomfortable in a society dominated by misogyny and general squeamishness about the body, especially the female one. They have nominated 2014, ‘The Year of the Vagina,’ and are holding a series of discussions under that banner that focus on women’s issues.Another topic regularly tackled is body image, subverting a mainstream narrative that carves Black women out of discussions on this issue. Body image is also closely tied to another phenomenon that the women challenge, the defining of women in terms of sexuality, a practice that simultaneously sexually objectifies them yet punishes them for any sign of embracing their sexuality. “If you listen to our podcast, sometimes you can hear us struggling just with where we are in terms of what [the balance] is, because one minute we’re like, ‘Yeah, we should be free to do whatever we want to do,’ but then it’s like, ‘You don’t want to be sexually irresponsible either,’” said Gee.The women stress that what matters is self-confidence and esteem, and that as long as one’s expression of their sexuality comes from a place of ownership, the form of that expression is not opinion fodder for anybody else.All four of the divas are juggling myriad projects and career paths, something they say is necessary in a social context that often looks to both limit the horizons of Black women, and to define them exclusively in terms of the men who have been, or may still be, in their lives. This, they say, is a practice that combines sexism (defining a woman by way of a man) with systemic racism (since Black men are often excluded from meaningful social and economic opportunities).“We have to go after our dreams. We come from a place of ‘wow, I’m oppressed.’ I’m loving this man, I’m holding onto this man, but this man gets killed in our streets, this man gets jailed randomly . . . if I don’t know who I am, and have my dreams, and am chasing them every chance I get, then all I’m ever going to be is a product of what society wanted me to be,” said Bridgeford.
Crab Nebula. Credit: NASA © 2016 Phys.org Life’s origins may result from low-energy electron reactions in space Citation: Models suggest cosmic rays can trigger reactions in interstellar ice balls causing formation of more complex molecules (2016, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-cosmic-rays-trigger-reactions-interstellar.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with affiliations to several universities in the U.S. has found evidence that suggests that cosmic rays striking balls of ice floating around in interstellar clouds can cause the formation of more complex molecules, possibly including those that are believed to be precursors to life. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their systematic approach to the study of the ice balls that exist between stars, what they found, and other evidence that supports their ideas. More information: A study of interstellar aldehydes and enols as tracers of a cosmic ray-driven nonequilibrium synthesis of complex organic molecules, PNAS, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1604426113AbstractComplex organic molecules such as sugars and amides are ubiquitous in star- and planet-forming regions, but their formation mechanisms have remained largely elusive until now. Here we show in a combined experimental, computational, and astrochemical modeling study that interstellar aldehydes and enols like acetaldehyde (CH3CHO) and vinyl alcohol (C2H3OH) act as key tracers of a cosmic-ray-driven nonequilibrium chemistry leading to complex organics even deep within low-temperature interstellarices at 10 K. Our findings challenge conventional wisdom and define a hitherto poorly characterized reaction class forming complex organic molecules inside interstellar ices before their sublimation in star-forming regions such as SgrB2(N). These processes are of vital importance in initiating a chain of chemical reactions leading eventually to the molecular precursors of biorelevant molecules as planets form in their interstellar nurseries. Cosmic rays are energetic atomic nuclei or other types of particles that travel very rapidly though space, most are believed to be created when supernovas explode. In this new effort, the researchers wondered what might happen when such rays strike bits of ice that float around in interstellar clouds.To begin, the researchers noted that it is believed that space ice-balls are formed when atoms collide with bits of dust made of silicate or other carbon rich material—due to the extreme cold, the atoms adhere to the surface, eventually over time, building up layers of carbon dioxide, water, methane, ammonia and a host of other materials that exist in the cloud. To better understand what happens when cosmic rays strike such ice-balls, the researchers conducted experiments, did some heavy computing and built models to simulate what likely occurs. In so doing, they discovered that the cosmic rays had enough energy to cause the atoms in the ice to bond with one another, forming molecules—even complex organic molecules. Their studies also showed that such reactions were possible even at temperatures as low as -263°C. They suggest their results could answer the question of how biological molecules come to exist on planets, such as Earth.The researchers note that prior research has shown that complex organic molecules do actually exist in interstellar clouds. They also point out that researchers studying data sent back from the Rosetta probe found evidence of organic molecules in a comet, one that is believed to have formed in the Kuiper Belt, an area of space very similar to that used in the models created by the research team. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further 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.
The Delhi High Court has held that the money allegedly received by three former Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs and party chief Shibu Soren for voting in favour of the P V Narasimha Rao government in 1993 is liable to be taxed.A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and V Kameswar Rao which has set aside the decision of the income tax appellate tribunal (ITAT) holding that the money received by the JMM MPs is not liable to be taxed.The court pronounced the verdict on an appeal of the Income Tax department which challenged the tribunal’s order saying that the amount paid to Soren and three others — Suraj Mandal, Simon Marandi and Shailendra Mahto — was bribe money which was ‘undisclosed income’ and thus taxable.The former MPs during their trial under the Prevention of Corruption Act had admitted that they had received money from Congress in 1993 for their support to the confidence motion.However, they were acquitted of the charge of accepting bribe after a Supreme Court verdict which held that the MPs’ action enjoyed immunity under Article 105 of the Constitution.Article 105 deals with powers and privileges of the Houses of Parliament and its members and provides that no MP shall be liable to any proceedings in any court in respect of anything said or any vote given by him in Parliament or any committee thereof.
Kolkata: In yet another incident of mob lynching in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, seven people have been arrested for killing a man on suspicion of being a child-lifter, police said on Monday. “A man, nearly 35-years-old, was beaten to death on Sunday night near Tasati tea-estate. Seven people have been arrested and we are trying to find out the person’s identity,” said a senior officer of Alipurduar Police. The officer said that they had also nabbed two people for posting rumours on social media. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata On Saturday, a youth was severely beaten up by a mob in Majher-dabri tea estate in Alipurduar on similar suspicions of child-kidnapping. He was later rescued by some locals and kept locked inside a primary school building. Rumours of another child-kidnapper being spotted were spread on Saturday night in the district’s Lichutala area. On July 24, six youths selling cookware from a van in Alipurduar district’s Madarihat became the victim of mob violence as some locals suddenly attacked them on suspicion of being child-kidnappers. Three of the youths managed to flee but the rest were caught by the mob and beaten up badly before being rescued by police. On July 22, a middle-aged man was stoned to death by locals in Jalpaiguri district’s Nagrakata on suspicion of being a child-kidnapper. Six persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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For more information: www.merge.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. 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But they will not be easy. read more Technology | December 10, 2014 Primordial Design, Merge Healthcare Partnership Adds Real-Time Reporting, Dashboards to Merge PACS Users will be able to call up, filter reports down to the finest detail Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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December 10, 2014 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Primordial Design to integrate Primordial’s analytics suite, RadMetrix, with Merge PACS to provide real-time reporting and dashboards for radiology departments.RadMetrix will receive data from multiple sources and integrate with the Merge picture archive and communication system (PACS) to provide a single view of imaging and operational data for actionable decision-making, enhancing productivity and workflow. The combined solution offers Merge clients a common universal workflow solution and provides them with access to data to drive improved productivity.Users will also be able to:Easily create reports;Access a large variety of reports with advanced parameters, filters, conditions and data points; andDrill down and filter reports for advanced data exploration such as how many studies a radiologist reads per day and how long it takes to read each exam. 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Good news for water customers this year: the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday announced there will be no rate hikes for water service for the next six months.“AyA has enough funds to operate normally, to meet its operating expenses and execute its investment plan,” ARESEP reported in a press release.According to the regulatory authority, the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute, known as AyA, forecast an eight percent increase in its profits over that period, “which is enough to maintain current rates.”Last August, ARESEP postponed a 16 percent rate increase requested by AyA, determining that the agency had a positive balance of more than ₡23 billion ($46 million). Facebook Comments No related posts.