The UN Forum on Forests, which is made up of all the 192 countries that make up the UN’s membership, runs for two weeks and aims to emphasize the role and responsibilities of people who depend on forests at a time when forests are threatened by unsustainable practices and economic crises.“Forests are the intersection of all aspects of human life – forest history, at its core, is about the changing relationships between people and forests,” said the Director of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, Jan McAlpine. “At this session of the Forum, we must listen to these lessons from our natural history, and incorporate the voices of the people into forest policies to build a sustainable future for both forests and people.”At the Forum, policies and programmes related to forest-dependent communities, land tenure, and other social and cultural aspects of forests will be discussed. Representatives will also take part in the launch of the International Year of Forests on 2 February, aimed at broadening public understanding of the role that healthy forests play around the world. Forests cover about 31 per cent of Earth’s surface – or just under four billion hectares – according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. An estimated 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost every year, mainly as a result of converting forest land to other uses.More than 60 million people are employed by forest-based industries and the annual value of wood removed from forests is estimated to be over $100 billion.At least 1.6 billion people directly depend on forests for their livelihoods, the majority of them poor inhabitants of areas next to forests; while an estimated 60 million people, mainly members of indigenous and local communities, live in forests. 24 January 2011Countries from around the globe have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the start of a forum on strategies to help the world’s forests promote social development, improve livelihoods and contribute towards global poverty eradication.
TORONTO — A worsening in the Ukraine-Russia crisis put pressure on North American stock markets Friday, although Toronto managed to finish with a minor gain.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 13.06 points to 15,304.24.Markets initially went deep in the red after NATO said that Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night and the Ukrainian president said most of the force had been quickly destroyed by his troops. Russia denied any incursion.The report persuaded traders to seek safety but the Canadian dollar was higher as jobs data for July blew past expectations.The loonie rose 0.12 of a cent to 91.84 cents US as Statistics Canada issued a revised report saying the economy added 42,000 positions last month, more than double the 20,000 that had been generally expected by economists. The federal agency disclosed earlier this week that it had discovered an error in its jobs data originally released Aug. 8 showing the economy added a meagre 200 jobs.The rise in the Canadian currency came as traders looking for a safe haven bought into the U.S. dollar. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasurys fell to 2.338%, down from 2.375% earlier in the morning.Most U.S. indexes gave up early gains with the Dow Jones industrials finishing down 50.67 points at 16,662.91, the Nasdaq gaining 11.93 points to 4,464.93 and the S&P 500 index slipping 0.12 of a point to 1,955.06.“Definitely a big impact,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO at Stephenson & Company Capital Management“This clearly casts a bit of a pall over the markets on a Friday and will likely make a negative impact, depending on how things evolve for the beginning of the trading week.”Meanwhile, it wasn’t clear if that armed convoy was part of another convoy of almost 300 vehicles containing humanitarian aid that the Russian government dispatched to eastern Ukraine earlier this week. The area has been the scene of heavy fighting as Ukrainian forces fight to retain control of territory from pro-Russian militias.Russia had earlier agreed to let Ukrainian officials inspect the aid convoy on Friday and agreed to let the Red Cross distribute the aid around the rebel-held city of Luhansk.Markets had been further reassured after Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to tone down his rhetoric on Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are waging an insurgency in the eastern part of that country. He said Moscow’s goal was “to stop bloodshed in Ukraine as soon as possible.”The gold sector was off early lows, down about 1% as December bullion halved earlier losses. However, gold still lost $9.50 to US$1,306.20 an ounce.Financials were a weight, down 0.35%.The energy sector led advancers, up one% with September crude in New York ahead $1.77 to US$97.35 a barrel.The metals and mining group rose 0.63%, while September copper was a cent higher at US$3.10 a pound.Despite the geopolitical worries, Toronto and New York markets registered gains last week on earnings news and the belief that poor economic data from Europe and China will force central banks to step in with more stimulus. The TSX gained 0.71% while theDow industrials advanced 0.66%.On the corporate front, the world’s biggest soda maker is hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage for US$2.15 billion. Monster shares surged 30.48% to US$93.49 while Coca Cola gained 1.74% to US$40.88.
WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Monday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $4.30 lower $502.60; Jan. ’18 $4.40 lower $507.60; March ’18 $4.40 lower $511.20; May ’18 $4.60 lower $512.80; July ’18 $7.30 lower $512.00; Nov. ’18 $7.40 lower $478.10; Jan. ’19 unchanged $486.30; March ’19 unchanged $489.00; May ’19 unchanged $489.00; July ’19 unchanged $489.00; Nov. ’19 unchanged $489.30.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $141.00; March ’18 unchanged $141.00; May ’18 unchanged $141.00; July ’18 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $141.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $141.00; March ’19 unchanged $141.00; May ’19 unchanged $141.00; July ’19 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $141.00.
Isabella Spinella, age 13, has been named 2019 junior citizen of the year by the Delhi & District Chamber of Commerce. Brian Thompson / Brantford Expositor This sense of community spirit also comes naturally to the chamber’s 2019 Junior Citizen of the Year. Isabella Spinella, 13, is a familiar face in Delhi wherever the call goes out for volunteers.“Isabella is a truly amazing young lady,” the chamber says in a news release.“She is the type of individual that spotted a lady in a wheelchair across the parking lot at the grocery store and ran across to help her open the trunk and put her groceries inside.”Spinella volunteers with local youth groups. She also volunteers with Delhi’s Christmas campaign, working at the breakfast with Santa, Christmas crafts and with the Santa Parade itself.Spinella shovels snow for seniors. She also visits senior homes at Christmas to play her ukulele and sing songs with her friends and hand out gift bags.Spinella is part of the Buddy program at school, helping her “little buddies” read or complete other assigned work.She is an active volunteer with wheelchair basketball and offers “date night” at her local church. There, she babysits so members can enjoy a night out without the children.This past summer, Spinella had an opportunity to give back to a peace camp offered for kids that are being bullied. She had attended the camp herself but went back this past summer as a volunteer. The program is sponsored by Haldimand-Norfolk REACH.“It feels good knowing people see what I do,” Spinella said, adding she enjoys volunteering because “It’s nice to see the smiles on people’s faces when they get help.”Spinella also volunteers on Thursday nights at the Old Town Hall in Waterford. There, she helps set up for the entertainment, selling food at the concession stand and occasionally taking the stage to play ukulele.Spinella said the Old Town Hall sponsored her for a drama program, so helping them is a way of giving back.Spinella’s grandmother Gloria MacFarlane says Isabella “is blessed to have strong Christian women in her life as good role models. She’s got a big heart.”MacFarlane said it’s good to see positive influences and notes “there are a lot of kids out there doing good things and it’s nice to see the recognition.”“She is a true example of the positive attitude of the youth in Delhi,” the chamber added.The Delhi chamber will recognize Brown and Spinella at its 2019 Gala May 8 at the Hungarian Hall.The event includes a business trade show as well as awards to area businesses.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with supper served at 6 p.m. Tickets at $35 apiece include a full-course meal. Tickets are available at Dave’s Variety, Delhi Pharmasave, The Second Mouse Cheesetique and at The Wine Shop.More information is available at delhichamber.ca.– with files from Brian ThompsonMSonnenberg@postmedia.com Years of quiet caring at the Sharing Pantry food bank and elsewhere will be recognized in Delhi next month.For the past 15 years, Ruth Brown has been a driving force behind the Delhi food bank. With Brown’s help, the food bank has expanded its mandate to include the distribution of clothing and essential household items.“The Pantry is working on providing more nutritional food to make sure recipients receive a more balanced diet,” the chamber said last week in a news release. “Although the operation of the Sharing Pantry requires a number of volunteers, Ruth is the catalyst that continues to make the Sharing Pantry such a successful community resource.”Brown has lived in Delhi for 30 years. She also sits on the Delhi United Church’s board of directors and is involved with the church’s Outreach committee.Brown helps with the church’s annual coat drive and is involved with Delhi United’s monthly Messy Church crafts and activities program for young people.“We all need to help each other,” Brown says. “Why would we choose not to help if you can help?”The 59-year-old Delhi woman said she is “still a little overwhelmed” with the award.“I think the most important thing is, I may be getting recognition and thank you [for it],” Brown said. “But this is a whole group of people, not just me.”Brown and Andy Fitch manage the food bank as a team. She says Fitch has always supported her ideas or changes she wants to make.“I’m amazed what comes in and goes out, and what we can accomplish in a broom closet,” Brown said. “It’s my happy place.”
by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Posted Aug 13, 2016 1:03 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sweden digs in on proposal to ban lobsters from Europe In this May 21, 2012, file photo, Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while fishing in Mount Desert, Maine. Sweden is digging in on a proposal to ban imports of live lobsters into the European Union after a rebuke from American scientists, and the issue could go all the way to the World Trade Organization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Robert F. Bukaty, File PORTLAND, Maine – Sweden is digging in on a proposal to ban imports of live lobsters into the European Union after a rebuke from American scientists, and the issue could go all the way to the World Trade Organization.Sweden asked the European Union to bar imports of live American lobsters into the bloc earlier this year after 32 American lobsters were found in Swedish waters. The U.S. government then told the European Commission that the proposal isn’t supported by science, and American and Canadian scientists issued reports calling the Swedish claim into question.Now, Sweden’s Agency for Marine and Water Management is issuing a response to criticism, and says the country is right to be cautious about the appearance of a foreign species in its waters. The response came out at the end of July and defends the prevention of the spread of American lobsters as “environmentally desirable and cost-effective.”The Congressional delegation of Maine, the country’s largest lobster producing state, issued a statement that said it will appeal to the WTO if the European Union ultimately sides with the Swedes.Lobstermen in America and Canada, which together export $200 million worth of lobster to European markets each year, are hopeful that Sweden’s call for a ban eventually amounts to nothing.“I haven’t taken my Swedish engine out of my boat yet,” said Gerry Cushman, a Port Clyde lobsterman. “I’d like to see lobsters stay open throughout the world everywhere.”European Union’s Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species is expected to express an opinion about Sweden’s call for a ban on Aug. 31. The country has said American lobsters, which are fished off the coasts of the U.S. and Canada, could spread disease and overtake the smaller European variety of lobster.Robert S. Steneck, a University of Maine scientist, wrote a paper that said the American lobsters that turned up in Europe were most likely released illegally, as opposed to migrating across the ocean. He also wrote that American lobsters don’t pose a threat to European lobsters, in part because winter ocean temperatures along the coasts of European countries are too warm for the American lobsters to reproduce.But Sweden’s marine agency said it is “vital” to take a precautionary approach to the issue, because American lobsters’ failure to gain a foothold in Europe thus far is “no guarantee that the same species will not be successfully invasive in another place or time.” The agency also says more research is needed into the impact of cross-breeding of American and European lobsters.Maine’s congressional delegation said the European import market is critical to the lobster industry, and the state’s leaders remain committed to supporting it. Maine’s lobster industry was worth about a half billion dollars last year and catches have soared to record highs in recent years.State leaders hope the EU “will strongly consider the evidence offered by North American experts and decide not to pursue a ban on imports of live American lobster to Europe,” the delegation said in a statement.
All Red Arrows pilots have flown operationally in frontline aircraft before joining the display team.Flt Lt Stark joined the team late last year after passing a tough recruitment process and was undertaking seven months of training.He was born in Geneva before moving to the UK, where he was educated at the independent Nottingham High School and joined the RAF in 2005. He said last year that it was his “childhood dream” to join the Red Arrows and that he could not wait to start. The Red Arrows in action at the Sunderland Airshow last summerCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA Wire The disaster led to the cancellation of the Red Arrows performing stunts at the Farnborough Air Show for the first time in more than 50 years over safety fears.That month, RAF-trained fast jet pilot Kevin Whyman, 39, was also killed when his Folland Gnat aircraft crashed during an aerial display at the CarFest event in Oulton Park, Cheshire.RAF Valley, where the Duke of Cambridge was based for three years as a search and rescue pilot, is used to train UK fighter pilots and aircrew for mountain and maritime operations.Around 1,500 service personnel, civil servants and contractors work there. Sian Williams, 18, who was watching from nearby Rhosneigr train station said: ““From what I remember it did a loop and flew towards the runway and looked like it was about to land.“As I was looking I saw the parachute of one pilot open and then the plane hit the runway with a bang and a crumbling noise.“Then it just burned bright orange and there was smoke everywhere.” Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, head of the RAF, said: “This tragic accident is a reminder that we must never take for granted the risks our people take in the service of our country. My deepest thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved at this terrible time.”The Red Arrows had been training on RAF Valley’s flight simulators ahead of the forthcoming display season.The world-famous aerobatic team performs stunts and daredevil displays, and flies the distinctive Hawk fast-jets. An aircraft used by the Red Arrows display team has crashed at RAF Valley on AngleseyCredit:Deno James/SWNS.com Three months later, Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, fell to his death after being blown 300ft into the air when the ejection seat in his Hawk T1 fired as he prepared for take–off at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Prior to the crash, the team had completed routine training at RAF Valley and was headed back to the Red Arrows base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. An inquest heard that the pilot, from Coventry, died of multiple injuries when he hit the ground and his life would have been saved if his parachute had opened.A coroner ruled that the safety pin on the ejector seat had been “entirely useless”.Other recent accidents involving fighter jets include the Shoreham Airshow disaster in August 2015 when 11 men were killed as a vintage Hawker Hunter jet plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex during a loop-the-loop stunt. The scene at RAF Valley where a Red Arrows jet crashed on attempting take-offCredit:ANDREW PRICE We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident.— Red Arrows (@rafredarrows) 20 March 2018 The on-base fire engine drove out to the wreckage instantly, putting the flames out before an air ambulance arrived.North Wales Police will lead a full investigation into the crash.The RAF appealed to the public to send in any information or pictures of the incident, urging them not to share them on social media.A spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that the MoD must confirm the death of an engineer from the RAF Aerobatics Team (the Red Arrows) in a tragic accident today.”The serviceman’s family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released. The pilot of the aircraft survived the incident and is currently receiving medical care.” In August 2011, Flt Lt Jon Egging was killed during an air show near Bournemouth Airport in Dorset.The 33 year–old, from Rutland, was the first Red Arrows pilot to die in a crash for 33 years.An inquest heard that he may have succumbed to G-force impairment before attempting to correct his course in the moments before the impact.His wife Emma had been watching him perform just minutes before he went down. The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death. Onlookers described seeing the jet appear to loop before banking steeply and hitting the runway, transforming into a fireball.Many saw one multi-coloured parachute emerge some 200 yards from the ground.Unconfirmed reports suggested it was Red 3, whose pilot is 35-year-old David Stark, one of the Red Arrows new recruits. The Red Arrows performing at the Bournemouth Air Festival last AugustCredit:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire 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. Rob Jones, manager of nearby Anglesey golf club, said: “I heard an almighty bang. It sounded like a cannon going off – I don’t know if that’s from the ejector seat – but some of the golfers saw a parachute.“I went to the door and all I could see was plumes of black smoke coming up.”Peter Glover, 66, from Stockport, said: “There was a huge bang. The ground shook.”It just hit the ground in a massive black ball and it set on fire.” The Red Arrows fly over Lincolnshire on March 5Credit:Claire Hartley/Bav Media An RAF engineer was killed on Tuesday when a Red Arrows jet crashed shortly after take-off at RAF Valley in north Wales.The pilot survived the crash and is believed to have ejected seconds before the Hawk aircraft hit the ground at the base in Anglesey, bursting into a ball of flames.A plume of black smoke could be seen billowing over the base as witnesses described seeing the aircraft bank sharply and appear to loop before hurtling to the ground.It was the third Red Arrows fatality in seven years following two in 2011. All three have involved the Hawk T1, an ageing model due to be replaced by 2030.Last month, ejector seat manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Company was fined £1.1 million after a breach of health and safety law led to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Sean Cunningham.Several witnesses to the crash, which occurred shortly after the plane took off at around 1.30pm, described seeing only one person eject from the aircraft. If the engineer did not eject, the investigation is likely to focus on why that did not happen.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 18, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on October 16, 2017 that the first Transitional Entrepreneurial Training Seminar Between The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) provided an outlet for senior members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to redirect their expertise.“Using their professional background, they will be able to focus on business development with the technical assistance of BAIC experts which all bodes well for the economic development of our nation,” Minister Dames said, during the official opening of the entrepreneurial programme, held at BAIC, in the Soldier Road Industrial Park.Also taking park in the ceremony were RBDF Commodore Tellis Bethel; BAIC Executive Chairman Miriam Emmanuel, MP; BAIC General Manager Troy Sampson; senior Government Officials, BAIC staff members; RBDF Executives, Officers, Warrant Officers and Non-commissioned Officers; and seminar participants.Minister Dames noted that he was pleased to be associated with “this innovative partnership” between the RBDF and BAIC and, therefore, commended all concerned for their visionary leadership and collaboration in making the programme a reality.“I am certain that the Member of Parliament for MICAL would agree that this programme fits well into BAIC’s mantra of ‘Growing. Partnering. Empowering’; and with the Defence Force’s motto of ‘Guard Our Heritage’,” Minister Dames said.“I understand that this joint venture was an idea that was initially presented to the General Manager at BAIC, Mr. Troy Sampson, by Commodore Tellis Bethel,” Minister Dames pointed out. “Commodore Bethel has advised me that Mr. Sampson and his team welcomed and developed the idea without hesitation. I applaud both you and the teams that supported you in this joint venture.”Minister Dames stated that the topics and activities that would be covered during the seminar were “impressive.”“They include local stock market investing, venture capital, government and private funding, tours of industrial parks and farms, and much more,” he said.Minister Dames added that the more than 30 men and women taking part in the pilot programme had all served over 25 years in the Defence Force and will more than likely be exploring those areas of business in which they would have developed some degree of skill.“I am made to understand that most, if not all, of you would have worked in at least two or more departments during your tenure in the Defence Force, thereby adding to your overall ability to brainstorm and implement unique solutions through creative enterprise,” he said. “In the business arena, your sense of discipline, commitment, hard work and responsibility are vital keys to your success.”Minister Dames said that it should be mentioned that the entrepreneurial programme falls under the RBDF’s Operation Transformation, which is one of five strategic goals that have been set for the organization.“Operation Transformation, I am advised, aims to invest in the leadership, management and supervisory skills of members of the Defence Force, as well as the development of their character, and their professional and vocational skills,” he noted. “This initiative therefore makes it possible for Defence Force members to fulfill their vision of setting the standard of excellence in leadership, integrity and achievement in guarding their heritage.”The entrepreneurial seminar was, therefore, a part of a greater undertaking, Minister Dames stated.“I urge you to ask questions, gain as much insight as you can into the business world, develop your business plans, and take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity for personal advancement,” he said.Minister Dames said that he was also made to understand that, as a pilot programme, the seminar allowed for constructive feedback, which would be directed towards “constant improvement and expansion” for future participants in what is intended to be an ongoing programme.“It should be noted that the initial launch of this programme was slated to begin nearly a year ago but had to be rescheduled due to the passage of Hurricane Matthew then and Hurricane Irma earlier this year,” Minister Dames pointed out. “Defence Force participants were subsequently called off to safeguard the Bahamian public and to provide disaster relief assistance.”“Nevertheless, time and opportunity have reemerged to permit the programme to resume,” he added. “The experiences along the journey are practical reminders that the road to success is filled with many obstacles; however, if we keep pressing forward, upward, onward and together, eventually we will succeed.”To the seminar participants, Minister Dames reiterated that they were being presented with an “incredible opportunity.”“It is my hope that you maximize the use of the opportunities being made available to you for the successful development of your future dreams,” he said. “I thank you and congratulate you on another major milestone for the Defence Force and I wish you all the best of success.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo caption: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames speaks, on October 16, 2017, at the Official Opening Ceremony of the first Transitional Entrepreneurial Training Seminar Between The Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation at BAIC.(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is accepting applications for entries in the 27th Annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver, also called the “Lough Legacy Parade” because it’s paid for in perpetuity with a gift from the estate of Frank and Joanne Lough. Frank Lough spent 22 years in the Navy.The annual event honors veterans of all service branches. It’s set for 11 a.m. Nov. 9, rain or shine. The parade begins at the east end of Officers Row.Groups and organizations are encouraged to honor veterans by participating. High school bands, college and high school ROTC groups, Scouts, equestrian units, vehicle clubs and others have participated in the past. The parade typically attracts more than 120 entries representing approximately 2,500 people who march or ride along. It is broadcast on Clark-Vancouver Television.Entry applications are available http://www.fortvan.org/veteransparade, at the Fort Vancouver National Trust office in the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., or by calling the Trust at 360-992-1804. The application deadline is Oct. 4.
Omar most enjoys meeting new people – so please send story ideas his way at firstname.lastname@example.orgCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Weekend Morning AnchorOmar Lewis joined the Channel 7 News Team in June of 2014, and is excited to call South Florida his new home.Follow @OlewisON7After beginning his career at KXXV in Waco, Texas, Omar moved to Austin, Texas in 2012 as a general assignment reporter/multi-platform journalist at KXAN.During his time in Austin, Omar covered the deadly crash at the SXSW music festival, and the 2014 shooting at Fort Hood. Omar’s work has been honored with an award from The Associated Press.Omar is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from The University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady School of JournalismDuring his free time, Omar gets to the beach as much as possible, enjoys traveling, and is a college football fan who always pulls for the SEC.
Reliance Industries changed Indian telecom sector with its Reliance Jio 4G data offer, which was introduced a few months ago. The company has reduced daily data usage from 4GB limit to 1GB after the completion of three months Welcome Offer, which means Jio subscribers can use only 1GB data daily till March 31.Keeping in mind the demand of movie buffs, who would need more data to watch their favourite films and videos, Reliance Jio has introduced a new feature to JioCinema called Smart Download. This feature allows users to schedule the download time between 2 am and 5 am as there is no data usage limit during this time of the wee hours. Downloading movies during this three hours will be free even after the Reliance starts charging for its Jio service.[READ: This is how you can use Reliance Jio’s free high-speed 4G data beyond daily limit of 1GB]In another development, new Reliance Jio subscribers will soon get 6-series mobile numbers if report by Telecomtalk is anything to go by. It has reported that the department of telecommunications (DoT) in Rajasthan, Assam and Tamil Nadu telecom zones have allotted new MSC codes in the 6-series mobile numbers to Reliance Jio.”In consideration to the request of service providers, the undersigned is directed to convey approval of competent authority Sr DDG (AS) for allotment of MSC Codes,” the department said.DoT has allotted 60010-60019 MSC codes in Rajasthan, 60020-60029 MSC codes in Assam and 60030-60039 in Tamil Nadu to Reliance Jio.Reliance Jio has been in news ever since it offered free high-speed 4G data, HD voice call, HD video call, SMS, and Jio apps to Jio SIM users for three months as part of its welcome offer. The plan was extended to March 31 (1GB per day as against 4GB in Welcome Offer), and continue the benefit three months after that at just Rs 100.(Source: Telecomtalk)
Sony recently announced that sales of the PS4 had surpassed 7 million on April 6. That’s very impressive for a games console that has only been on sale since November, but hard to put into perspective when Microsoft’s last official sale figures for the Xbox One were released in January. But today Microsoft fixed that problem, and it is clear the Xbox One is firmly in second place right now.The Xbox One has just gone past 5 million units sold. That’s much faster than the Xbox 360 sold, but some 2 million consoles short of where the PS4 is. The other worrying thing for Microsoft is the fact the gap to Sony seems to be increasing. Back in January Microsoft reported 3 million sales compared to Sony’s 4.2 million. A difference of 1.2 million units. Jump ahead to today, and the gap has increased to 2 million units.Other stats Microsoft release include the fact Xbox One owners are spending an average of 5 hours a day using the console, 2.9 games are selling per console, 311,000 new consoles were purchased during March alongside 1.4 million games, and Titanfall on Xbox One was the number one selling game in March.5 million consoles in homes is certainly a great achievement, but Microsoft has to respond to the growing lead Sony is building with the PS4. It can do that with exclusive games that people want to play, but the biggest stumbling block is the price difference. The price needs to come down, and whether Microsoft likes it or not, shipping an Xbox One without a Kinect would also be attractive to a segment of the market. It seems unlikely Microsoft is willing to change its stance on the mandatory accessory just yet, though.E3 is the next big gaming event, and Microsoft has to perform in order to create a buzz ahead of the all important Christmas period. There was a big leak back in January that detailed what Microsoft would likely be announcing at E3. That included a white model of the console, a 1TB edition, and a Halo 2 Anniversary and War Collection. Will a price drop be added to that list? Let’s hope so.
TidyTabs: Tabs for all Windows programs by Martin Brinkmann on September 12, 2016 in Software – 12 commentsTidyTabs is a free and commercial program for Microsoft Windows devices to add tabs to all windows using drag and drop operations.While tabs have been very popular in the browser world for the last decade or so, the same cannot be said for the rest of programs that you run on Windows or other operating systems.Most programs on Windows don’t support tabs, but will spawn multiple program windows instead if you open several instances.A range of programs has been created in the past to introduce tabs on Windows. Quite a few programs were created specifically for Windows Explorer. Programs like QTTabBar, Better Explorer, Clover or Tab Explorer all add tabs to Windows Explorer so that multiple locations can be accessed quickly using tabs.A second range of programs was designed to introduce tabs on a system-wide level. Programs like WinTabber or Windows Tabifier used a shell approach, while Stick pinned tabs to the top of the screen.TidyTabsTidyTabs takes the whole concept to a new level. It allows you to join program windows using simple drag and drop operations.The free version is limited to three tabs per window max and several other restrictions. It does not allow you to reorder or rename tabs, use middle-clicks to close tabs, and does not support multi-monitor setups. The pro version does away with all those limitations for a one-time payment of $9.00.Tabs are added automatically to each window, but they are not displayed when there is only one program attached to it.You may move the mouse cursor to the top of the window to display that single tab.The tab is either displayed on top of the window if it is not at the very top of the screen, or in the main title bar of the program if it is.You may then use drag and drop to merge the window with another open program window. Once you have merged windows, tabs become visible in a semi-transparent design.Tabs are closed when you close a program window, or when you right-click on a tab and select one of the closing options there (close active tab, other tabs, all tabs).You may change the default behavior in the settings. First, you may open the appearance settings from the application’s system tray icon to change tab transparency settings.You can for instance set the transparency level of inactive windows to 0% which would mean that tabs would not be displayed anymore.A switch to the behavior tab of the settings enables you to make single tabs visible as well, and to enable tabs when using full screen applications.Another useful feature is the ability to set up exclusions. You may use a blacklist approach, which blocks programs you select from the program’s functionality, or a whitelist approach which only allows programs on the list instead.Closing WordsTidyTabs is a well designed program that does not use a whole lot of system resources while it is running.The program is easy to use, and gives you full control over when tabs are displayed on the desktop.It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows starting with Windows 7 and going all the way up to the latest version. (via Deskmodder)Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 9 votes Software Name TidyTabsOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityLanding Page http://www.nurgo-software.com/products/tidytabs Advertisement
Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/wall-street-bull-was-covered-in-rainbow-dildos-ridden-by-vladimir-putin/ Art holds a different meaning for anyone, but to ramen shop owner Jeff Jetton art means covering the iconic Wall Street bull in rainbow dildos. And ride it while wearing a Vladimir Putin mask. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A man in a Vladimir Putin mask rides the Wall Street Bull covered in dildos. | Photo: @truckersvote/Twitter eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘Not a mannequin,’ he tweeted with a winky smiley face, implying he rode the statue himself.NYPD contacted JettonApparently, the Putin mask wasn’t a good enough disguise. Jetton said he was contacted by the New York City Police Department on Tuesday evening.‘I think it’s for a non-criminal code violation,’ he told HuffPost. ‘The officers were kind of laughing when they cited me.’He also joked on being invited to the 1st precinct on Monday.‘I assume that’s some kind of award?’ he tweeted.NYPD just invited me into the 1st precinct on Monday to receive a summons for my work as Putin on the Wall Street Charging Bull. I assume that’s some kind of award? pic.twitter.com/lyohArOeJe— Jeff Jetton (@JeffreyJetton) July 18, 2018A Russian ramen affairIt isn’t the first time ramen shop owner Jetton takes a stance against Putin’s Russia. The Daily Beast said that Jetton took it upon himself to investigate the possible relationship between Trump and Russia using public information last year.Jetton owns Toki Underground, DC’s first ramen shop, opened in 2009. Washingtonian magazine named it one of the best restaurants in the city in 2016. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a rainbow Russian ramen on the menu anytime soon.You might also like:People are calling out the New York Times for its homophobic Trump-Putin cartoon GAYSTARNEWS- Wall Street Bull, also known as the Charging Bull, is a bronze sculpture by Italian artist Arturo Di Modica greeting brokers and passers-by in the financial district. On their way to work, they spotted something a little different on Tuesday 17 July.More than 130 dildos adorn Wall Street BullDespite the blurry photographic evidence, you can see the bronze animal covered in sex toys. The author of the prank used more than 130 dildos in a range of different colors to decorate the iconic landmark overnight.Jetton is taking credit for the art attack, interpreted by some as a commentary on how Putin seems to be controlling the United States. He also told HuffPost he agreed with that statement but wants to let people construe the prank as they see fit.The rainbow dildos might also be a sign of protest against Russian strict anti-LGBTI views, which resurfaced once again during the World Cup.‘Anybody who tells you sex toys aren’t good tools of resistance has never had a bag of dicks and a little bit of ingenuity,’ Jetton also said in a statement to HuffPost.‘Not a mannequin’At first, people took to Twitter to post pictures of the newly decorated bull. They all believed it was a life-sized mannequin, but Jetton clarified this wasn’t the case in a tweet.Not a mannequin https://t.co/jPffe0UXGp— Jeff Jetton (@JeffreyJetton) July 17, 2018
Editors’ Note: Updated at 1:44 p.m. ET with additional comments from Google.A lot of the rumors about the upcoming Pixel 4 have focused on how the phone’s front cameras and sensors will support a face unlocking feature and gesture-based controls. But Google might be cooking up something big for the Pixel 4’s rear cameras, too.An image posted to Instagram late last week by Google’s director of design shows off a seating area ringed by shadows. Dig a little deeper into the comments on that Instagram post as both This Is Tech Today and 9to5Google did, and you’ll find Google’s Claude Zellweger seemingly confirming that the shot was captured by a Pixel phone using a 20x zoom.If you’re familiar with Google’s Pixel lineup, you’d know that the currently available Pixel phones aren’t capable of a 20x zoom — the best they offer is software-aided 2x zoom. So it wouldn’t seem to be a crazy leap to assume that the photo above was taken with a Pixel 4 showcasing an upcoming feature for the new phone’s cameras.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. The 2019 Kindle OasisThe 2019 Kindle OasisMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite02:14OffAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0001:2601:26 Alleged Pixel 4 Photo Leaks with Strangely Slim BezelsThat assumption would be off-base, though. In a subsequent comment to his post, Zellweger says that the image was actually captured by a Pixel 3a, Google’s lower-cost smartphone. “Just to be clear: This shot was taken with a Pixel 3a. Zooming + cropping did the trick,” Zellweger said.Still, that shot looks better than any zoom we could capture with a Pixel 3a. That’s leading to a new assumption that the photo is showcasing improved camera software that could find its way to Google’s current phones as well as the Pixel 4.What this means for the Pixel 4Improved zoom capabilities — even those aided by software — would certainly be in line with what we know about the Pixel 4. Thanks to a leak posted by Google itself, we know that Google’s next phone will feature multiple cameras. One of those lenses is likely to be a telephoto shooter that would support an optical zoom.Currently, the Pixel 3 offers a Super Res Zoom feature, which taps into Google’s prowess with artificial intelligence to fill in the details of a digitally zoomed-in photo. The result is zooms that generally look about as good as what you get from an optical zoom, though once you zoom past 2x, the quality of the shot falls off.Since the Pixel 4 would have multiple lenses — a 12-MP/16-MP combo, according to specs leaked last week — it seems likely that the Pixel 4 would feature a hybrid blend of digital and optical zoom in which Google’s software is augmenting what the telephoto lens captures to get even closer to a shot without degrading the quality of the image.Cameras are an increasingly important part of a smartphone. Google used its software skills to land the Pixel 3 on our list of the best camera phones, at least until the quadruple-lens Huawei P30 Pro came along. Samsung just released its Galaxy Note 10 phones, and though the camera hardware looked a little underwhelming on paper, testing firm DxO gave the Note 10 Plus its highest rating, further raising the pressure on Google to keep pace with the Pixel 4’s camera. What’s more, phone makers are increasingly boosting the zoom capabilities of their handsets. The P30 Pro, for instance, features a 5x zoom, with software able to help scale that even further. The new Oppo Reno has made a 10x hybrid zoom a central part of its identity. Samsung has developed a 5x zoom camera that looks like it’s headed to next year’s Galaxy S11.This latest leak gives us a hint as to how Google plans to top what rival phone makers are doing with their cameras.Which Camera Has the Best Zoom?Pixel 4’s Air Gestures Could Change EverythingMost Anticipated Phones
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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more February 13, 2013 — Planmed Verity is designed to find subtle extremity fractures during the first visit to the clinic — the types of fractures that have most commonly been missed when only using 2-D radiographs. Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner is a unique solution to the problem; it provides fast 3-D imaging at the point of care. It is intended for pre- and postoperative imaging, and it has better resolution and patient adaptability and uses a significantly lower dose of radiation than full-body computed tomography (CT). Unlike any other 3-D imaging device, Planmed Verity also allows for weight-bearing imaging of the extremities.As a dedicated extremity scanner, Planmed Verity adapts to the patient with anatomy-specific imaging programs, movements and carbon-fiber positioning trays. Easily adjustable, soft surfaced gantry and motorized positioning help in finding a comfortable position for various examination procedures. The adjustable user interfaces and efficient all-in-one workflow are also designed to maximize the operator’s soothing presence for the patient.”Planmed Verity is the first and only CT system in the world that can image seated, supine and standing patients. We are excited that this innovative, low dose orthopedic imaging system is now available also in the U.S. We are confident that it will be well received,” says Vesa Mattila, vice president of Planmed Oy.Planmed’s products are well known for their design and user ergonomics. The U.S. subsidiary Planmed USA Inc. located in Roselle, Ill., is responsible for sales, marketing and tech support for Planmed products in North America. “We are very pleased to extend our imaging equipment line to orthopedic imaging. Many of our customers have been looking forward to this clearance,” says Chris Oldham, director of sales of Planmed USA Inc.Planmed Verity has the CE mark and thus, is available for sale in Europe and many other countries where the CE certificate permits sales. In the United States, Planmed Verity has been in clinical test use at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.Planmed Verity will be on display at the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting starting on March 19, 2013 in Chicago.For more information: www.planmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more
Current mobile phone licences in Ireland only require MNOs (mobile network operators) to provide coverage for up to 90% of the population, with no geographical coverage stipulation. As a result, the country has many mobile ‘blackspots’ and away from densely populated areas, reliable 4G coverage is moderate at best.To address Ireland’s ongoing mobile coverage problem, which is being exacerbated by changing mobile phone usage habits, The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), has embarked on a rigorous publicity campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of mobile signal booster technology further to a change in the mobile repeater laws governing their usage in June last year.The regulator has asked Nextivity Inc, developers of next-generation mobile repeater technology, along with other suppliers to support their campaign. Apart from being fully compliant with the new ComReg specification, Cel-Fi by Nextivity is the only product range in the UK that satisfies Ofcom’s mobile repeater licence exemption specification, making it legal to use on all mobile 3G and 4G networks across the British Isles.“Purchasing and installing repeater devices that are not EU approved and compliant with the new specification issued by ComReg last June can cause harmful interference to operators’ networks, resulting in loss of service for consumers. They are also illegal to possess. A full list of compliant solutions and installers can be found on the ComReg website.” Karl Craine, Radio Spectrum Engineer, ComReg.The strength of a signal received on a mobile phone usually depends on how close that phone is to a mobile network mast. If a phone call is initiated indoors, the signal strength is often significantly weaker because building materials and insulation impede mobile signal transmission, sometimes blocking 3G and 4G signals completely.With smartphones becoming ever more sophisticated and mobile subscriptions on the increase the only way around the problem is to take the outdoor signal indoors via third party equipment but this has historically been expensive and shrouded in strict licensing regulation. The end result has been the widespread deployment of contraband equipment which can be damaging to the mobile networks themselves.“In our digital age, having to tolerate poor or no mobile coverage is simply not acceptable,” says Colin Abrey, VP Channel Sales, EMEA at Nextivity. “This is why our technical team has worked with the regulators in the UK and Ireland to ensure compliance with the licence exemption specifications across our entire Cel-Fi range. This protects the MNOs’ reputations while delivering a better service to consumers and businesses.”Further to ComReg’s relaxation in the Irish mobile repeater laws for in-building and in-vehicle use, any home or business owners wanting to improve their coverage situation can do so by purchasing and installing off-the-shelf equipment. The only limitation is that the equipment must be compliant with international EU standards and the licence exemption specifications of ComReg. Repeaters must, for example, not interfere with any of the mobile networks, must be able to detect and mitigate any signal variations in uplink and downlink frequency bands, and must control noise levels based on where they are in relation to the serving base station.In parallel to the mobile repeater awareness campaign, ComReg has also recently published a map of mobile coverage blackspots across the Republic and it is hoped that this, alongside greater awareness about mobile repeater technology, will help improve the mobile coverage situation across Ireland as a whole, particularly in rural areas.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 19 people were injured as a taxi and a bakkie collided on the bypass (N11) near the Ladysmith Motel turn-off this afternoon (Saturday).Sharaj Ambulance Services paramedics, together with EMRS, worked tirelessly to stabilise the many injured at the scene before transporting them to hospital.Public Safety officers controlled passing traffic.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 61-year-old Mr Danny Maharaj is dead after an argument between him and his son turned deadly on Wednesday night last week. His son, Navesh Marharaj, appeared in ‘C’ court at the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court this morning.He was released on bail of R1500 and will appear in court again on May 5. According to court papers, he faces a charge of murder. The full police report received this morning reads as follows:Police are investigating a case of murder. Over the weekend a 60 year old man died as a result of injuries he sustained during an assault which happened on 1 April 2015 at his home in Tanjore Road. The deceased’s 36 year old son was subsequently arrested for the murder and is set to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court this morning.Update: However it is understood the house belonged to family and not Mr Danny Maharaj.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The search for a 5-year-old child who is believed to have drowned last Thursday in the Ekuvukeni area is currently on the go.Police officers – together with six search and rescue dogs from the Ladysmith Dog (K9) Unit, Empangeni K9 Unit, Port Shepstone K9 Unit and Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit – resumed the search for the missing child this morning (Thursday).The child went missing on Thursday last week (October 16) while on her way home after school. It is alleged that she was crossing a stream when she was swept away in a flash flood.Officers attached to the Ladysmith K9 Search & Rescue Unit have been searching ever since and with the additional manpower, an area consisting of mountainous terrain is being combed.