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LA MALBAIE, Que. – Leaders of the G7 alliance produced a carefully crafted communique Saturday that struck a fragile consensus on difficult issues like Russia and trade — only to have Donald Trump rescind his support after the fact.Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the U.S. president tweeted from his plane that he had told his officials to abandon American support for the document in an eye-opening move that could threaten the future of the club.He blamed the summit’s host: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!” Trump wrote in one tweet.Trump followed it up with a second post that targeted Canada’s auto and dairy industries: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”The tweets resumed the president’s attacks on what he had been describing in the leadup to the summit as Canada’s unfair trade policies.They also stepped up Trump’s assault on Trudeau himself — unprecedented in the neighbouring countries’ longstanding relationship.In response, Trudeau’s spokesman said the federal government was focused on what was accomplished at the summit.“The prime minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public and in private conversations with the President,” said spokesman Cameron Ahmad.Later in the evening, during a pre-scheduled photo op, Trudeau was asked about Trump’s late tweets about the communique and whether the development could have an impact on the future of the G7.Trudeau, who was walking on a path near the summit site with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, declined to answer the questions.“Good to see you guys,” Trudeau said to journalists as he walked past. “It’s a beautiful evening, a great weekend.”Heading into the leaders’ summit in the Quebec town of La Malbaie, there were deep concerns the G7 was fast becoming a G6 plus one because of a widening gulf between the U.S. and the rest of the group in key areas such as climate and trade.The group could now be facing an existential crisis. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — a veteran of seven G7 leaders’ meetings — said the Charlevoix summit featured heated exchanges, the likes of which he has never seen.Before Trump’s late-day tirade issued after he left the country, the exclusive club produced a communique exposing other areas of discord.The document showed the group of rich, developed nations remained divided in the crucial area of protecting the planet from climate change — and it gave a clear statement that the United States remained the outlier.The other six G7 nations reiterated their support for the Paris agreement on climate change and acknowledged they would have to continue their fight without the U.S.But in his closing news conference, Trudeau argued the two-day event was a success.Trudeau highlighted what he saw as one of the Quebec summit’s most-important results. Earlier in the day, G7 countries announced they had raised more than $3.8 billion in an effort with other countries to send the world’s poorest girls to school.“This is what a G7 is supposed to be about — all of us pulling together and doing things that matter for our citizens and for the world,” Trudeau said.“And on that, this was certainly a success.”Trudeau said the G7 had agreed to an “ambitious” communique, but he acknowledged the leaders left La Malbaie without significantly transforming Trump’s increasingly confrontational approach to trade.Trump angered his G7 allies last week by slapping them with hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum — a move that prompted Canada and the European Union to threaten duties of their own. During his time in La Malbaie, the U.S. president refused to back down. He has threatened similar action against the auto industry.“There are always other things we can work on,” Trudeau said.“It’s true, we didn’t fix all of the planet’s problems this weekend in Charlevoix. But we moved things forward in a significant way to build a consensus around many big issues that we were called on to address together.”On trade, the group managed to find some compromise language in the short-lived communique.The document said the countries underlined the “crucial role” of a rules-based international trading system and the need to continue to fight protectionism. They also noted the importance of “bilateral, regional and plurilateral agreements being open, transparent, inclusive and WTO-consistent.”The G7 also committed to working to ensure they complement the multilateral trade agreements and to modernize the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible, the document said.All seven countries agreed to a joint statement on artificial intelligence, global trade, middle class growth, innovation, girls’ education, and defending democracies from foreign intrusions.On climate, however, all G7 members except the U.S. said they support the Paris agreement. The remaining six members promised they “will promote the fight against climate change through collaborative partnerships and work with all relevant partners.”Trudeau said five of the G7 countries agreed to a plastics charter to further protect the environment and oceans. Canadian officials explained that the United States and Japan did not sign on because they did not want to commit to firm targets to reduce plastics.“The president will continue to say what he says at various occasions,” Trudeau said.“What we did this weekend, was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues.”Trump also raised eyebrows by urging the G7 to once again become a G8 by bringing Russia back into the fold.But Trudeau said he told Trump that he had no desire to see Russia readmitted to the G7.“It is not something we are even remotely interested in looking at, at this time,” he said.In the communique, the G7 said it planned to take action against Russian election meddling in Western countries.
Click through to download the full October 2013 CV news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Total CV registrations up strongly in October, rising 27.3% to 27,578 units in the month.The overall commercial vehicle market is up 9.8% for the year-to-date, at 266,934 units.In October, vans rose 26.3% with 22,473 registrations and posted growth of 11% over the year so far with 227,477 registrations.Truck demand grew 32% in the month with 5,105 registrations; year-to-date volumes returned to growth, 3.2% ahead of 2012 at 39,457 units.“Both the van and truck markets showed great strength in October boosting the sector by 27.3% and taking the 2013 growth rate to almost 10%,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “We expected that the Euro 5/6 change would see the truck market grow in strength towards year-end and for vans, SMMT has raised its forecast on the back of sustained demand and confidence to 264,100 a 10.2% rise on last year.”
Eric Bledsoe38511.9 PASSES THAT TRAVEL MORE THAN 30 FEET Kyle Lowry36013.2 Stephen Curry32411.8 Jrue Holiday30912.2 PLAYERNUMBERPERCENTAGE OF ALL PASSES T.J. McConnell3038.3 Ricky Rubio39311.9 Through March 8. Data excludes handoffs and passes shorter than 8 feet.Source: SportVU Russell Westbrook3059.9 John Wall46414.6 James Harden94425.0% The 2016-17 season’s top 10 NBA quarterbacks It was the fourth quarter of a February game against Oklahoma City when LeBron James caught Derrick Williams napping. The Cavaliers were down 101-99, James had the ball, and he and Cavs big man Tristan Thompson had just run a pick and roll at the top of the key. Williams, signed that morning to a 10-day contract, was in the far-right corner, resting with his hands on his knees. James dribbled left and fired a pass to Williams, 40 feet away. Williams dropped the ball, it careened out of bounds and the Thunder gained possession.“I learned quick: He can find you just about anywhere — it doesn’t matter how far away you’re standing,” Williams said.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/williamsdrop.mp4James, in other words, is one heck of a passer. He can get the ball to teammates, regardless of how far apart they are or how impossible the passing angle may appear. According to a query run by SportVU data analyst Brittni Donaldson at FiveThirtyEight’s request, a whopping 20 percent of James’s passes have traveled more than 30 feet this season; that’s the second-highest share in the league. The league-wide average1 is 6 percent. His passes that go that far travel north of 30 mph, according to SportVU.On Sunday night, James will square off against the only person ahead of him on that list: Houston guard and MVP front-runner James Harden, who tosses 25 percent of his passes more than 30 feet, according to the data.2 As of Wednesday, Harden this season had thrown 944 passes that had traveled more than 30 feet; James had 586. To put those numbers into context, consider that the next-closest player, Washington’s John Wall, had only 464. LeBron James58620.4 That anticipation and unusual ability to find teammates, regardless of where they’re standing or how heavily they’re covered, leaves defensive players entrenched in a mental game of minesweeper. A step in any direction, or even just standing still, could result in a layup, dunk or open 3-point attempt at any moment. Because of Harden’s and James’s ability to thread the needle — at high speeds and from just about anywhere — no defense is ever truly safe.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ridiculouslebron.mp4Nearly everything that happens for the two teams’ offenses happens because of the effect that James and Harden have on the floor. And even though their scoring gets most of the attention, the two players are zipping passes at incredible speeds across incredible distances. Their teams are benefiting. Cleveland is beating opponents by about 8 points per 100 plays with James on the court — and getting beaten by about 7 points per 100 plays with him sidelined, according to NBA.com. And though Houston has maintained a healthy scoring margin this season when Harden rests, it’s notable that the high-scoring club — which thrives on its 3-point shooting and is one of the 10 best offenses in NBA history in terms of efficiency — becomes mortal without him as the floor general. If you want an insight into how their offenses work, keep an eye on James’s and Harden’s passes.This isn’t to say that Harden and James are without flaws or that their long-passing risks always pay off. Quite the opposite. Both are in the midst of career highs in turnovers. This week, Harden broke his own single-season NBA record for miscues, while James has never turned it over this much, measured by both his turnovers per game and the percentage of his plays that ended with a turnover.“LeBron’s a great passer and the greatest player I ever played with,” said ex-NBA forward Shane Battier, who won two titles as James’s teammate in Miami. “But he had a propensity for hitting me below the knees with a lot of his passes. And I had to tell him: ‘Look, I know you love your triple-doubles. If you want to get more, you’ve gotta start hitting me in the chest with these. Get me the ball in a good spot, and I’ll help you get there. It became a running joke with coach [Erik Spoelstra], where he’d stop the film and say, ‘C’mon LeBron; help Shane out!’”But more often than not, the rewards with James and Harden have been great. They’re totally different players: James is one of the most physically imposing ballhandlers3 in league history, while Harden thrives on his craftiness and unusual ability to stop on a dime. Yet the fear that each inspires when hurtling toward the basket — whether it’s via a one-on-one isolation4 or a pick-and-roll — is what makes James and Harden arguably the sport’s two most lethal passers, especially in light of who their teammates are.Both players operate in perhaps the NBA’s most spacious offenses and boast plenty of sharpshooting teammates. Of the 20 players who’ve drained the most threes this season, six play for either Cleveland or Houston. Knowing that those players surround James or Harden at the same time that a roll man like Thompson or Clint Capela dives toward the basket stops defensive players in their tracks for a split second as they come to the realization that they’re in a Catch-22.https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/longpassharden.mp4https://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/harrelloop.mp4“Teams have really gotta pick their poison as far as what they want to do when they play us,” said Rockets guard Eric Gordon, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with Harden and coach Mike D’Antoni. “Do they want to have everybody shooting threes? Because that’s what happens if you decide you want to take away [Harden’s] scoring. Or do you want to stay with us at the 3-point line? Because if you do that, I like his chances of finding a way to score.”That spacing, and the fact that defenses can’t possibly cover that much ground on every play, is part of why James is averaging a career-best 8.8 assists per outing. If he ends the season there, it would be a single-season assist record for a non-guard. And in his first season as a point guard, Harden is logging 11.2 dimes a night, a 49 percent bump from what had been a career-high 7.5 assists per game last season. Within the next week or so, the two players will rank No. 1 and 2 in the list of players who have assisted the most 3-point shots in a single season.
Pic: Sean Cahill/Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery ServiceThey contacted Cahill and then the National Museum, who sent out an archaeologist specialising in such finds. “I think he was surprised,” said Cahill, who said it is believed this log boat is a different type to the one found a few years ago.Underwater archaeologist with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Karl Brady, told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that it appears to be an ancient style log boat, and that only a small part is exposed.Pic: Sean Cahill/Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery ServiceSuch boats have been in use for 7 – 8000 years in Irish waters, but judging by some features on the boat, such as hollows that may have been for oars, it might date from the 15 – 18th century, he added.Log boats were used for fishing and transporting goods.The boat is significantly submerged, but Brady said that layers of silt mean it is well preserved. The site will be monitored and the boat will most likely be kept in the river bed, unless it begins to deteriorate and conservation is needed.Ned Kelly, keeper of antiquities at the National Museum, said that there have been a number of finds of log boats and other objects in the River Boyne, and some of them have probably been swept down the river. He said that log boats were used in Ireland since the earlier times and that the Boyne is a particularly important river.A previous log boat find included a slave chain, slave collar and skull with cut marks on it. However, it doesn’t appear there are any items to be found as yet in this newly-discovered log boat. Kelly added that a radiocarbon sample will be extracted from the vessel in order to date it.Read: Rescue group save pregnant mare stuck in marsh> AN ANCIENT LOG BOAT has been found on the banks of the River Boyne in Drogheda.The find was made by a member of Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery group (BFRR) during a check of the river.“We routinely take trolleys out of the river,” PRO Sean Cahill explained. Such items are dangerous for divers so the group does regular surveys to ensure objects are removed.With the Maritime Festival coming up, the divers wanted the place to look good, said Cahill. Two members of the BFRR, Christy Finglas and Michael Hodgins, were on a boat travelling along the River Boyne when Finglas spotted what he thought could be a log boat.Pic: Sean Cahill/Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery ServiceHe was familiar with its shape as the BFRR had been involved in the retrieval of a similar log-boat a number of years ago.With the river at low tide, Finglas could make out the shape of the boat and alerted Hodgins to it. They knew “that it wasn’t an ordinary piece of debris”, said Cahill. The boat was embedded under where the water would normally be, and its outline was visible due to the lower tide level.
Short URL Jun 19th 2018, 2:49 PM Maurice McCabe Image: Brian Lawless/PA Images Source: Sean Murray/Twitter While the report from Hiqa is critical of Tusla in a number of instances, it stops short of blaming any one individual for the failures in the McCabe case.It does find, however, that reporting and governance structures at Tusla led to the series of catastrophic errors in relation to McCabe and that the agency was aware of the error and could have taken appropriate action far sooner.And, due to the deficiencies highlighted in the McCabe case, Hiqa has said that Tusla is unable to react appropriately in some cases where child abuse is referred to it.Speaking today, Tusla CEO Fred McBride reiterated an apology for what happened in the McCabe case and acknowledged the “deficiencies” that Hiqa found.Some failures identified included failures to: Tusla ‘apologises profusely’ for McCabe errors as damning report highlights systemic failures Hiqa published a report into Tusla’s errors in handling the Maurice McCabe case today, and pointed to a litany of failures. Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 5:03 PM Share163 Tweet Email Dunnion calls it a “systems error”, not confined to one location. She calls for accountability from Tusla and says the public must be assured that children aren’t put at risk— Sean Murray (@SeanMJourno) June 19, 2018 The report said: “The Investigation Team found that the quality of record-keeping varied widely in those service areas reviewed and, therefore, could not assure HIQA about the quality and effectiveness of Tusla’s child protection and welfare service.For example, the Investigation Team reviewed 164 cases reported as closed in the six service areas and could not establish if some of the cases reviewed were actually closed. Furthermore, the Investigation Team found cases which were inappropriately closed as there were outstanding child protection concerns.In these cases, it said that over 60 were escalated as warranting further action that had not been taken already.Hiqa makes a number of recommendations in the report, that it believes Tusla should implement as a matter of urgency. Source: Hiqa‘Variation and inconsistency’Tusla CEO Fred McBride said he accepted there is a “is a variability in the standard of our interventions”.He said that the agency accepted Hiqa’s report today, and that it had developed a new “national approach” to try to change that.McBride added that where people had made “glaring” or “unnacceptable” mistakes, they will be held accountable to him and other senior management at Tusla.On the cases where Hiqa identified further action, McBride said: “The report did not say that any of those children were directly harmed as a result of what Tusla did or didn’t do.We’ve already apologised profusely for the mistakes that were made in the McCabe case. These mistakes and the standards that applied there were well short of what we expect, and were unacceptable.Tusla will publish an action plan to act on the recommendations from Hiqa and said it would demonstrate accountability on the issue.With reporting from Christine Bohan and Adam Daly Updated Jun 19th 2018, 5:03 PM A HIQA INVESTIGATION into how Child and Family Agency Tusla handles referrals of child sex abuse allegations found “systemic failures” and a “systems error” nationwide into how the agency handles such cases.Minister Katherine Zappone ordered a Hiqa investigation in February 2017 after it came to light that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had been incorrectly categorised on Tusla files as a suspected child abuser. Furthermore, these files were also forwarded to gardaí.How this came to happen was under the spotlight at the beginning of the Disclosures Tribunal, which is also looking at wider allegations that McCabe was subject to a smear campaign directed by the most senior levels of An Garda Síochána.The Hiqa investigation, meanwhile, took a wider look at how Tusla manages cases of suspected child abuse, and its findings are damning in terms of agency’s capacity to deal with these matters. By Sean Murray Image: Brian Lawless/PA Images Maurice McCabe 14,606 Views 40 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4078823 Source: Sean Murray/Twitter consistently implement Tusla’s national policies and business processesaccurately record important decisions made and actions takenmonitor the effectiveness of the steps taken to protect childrensupport staff members’ personal developmentmanage under-performance.Shortfalls were also identified in how child abuse allegations were screened, how safety plans for children were developed and managed, and how people who were the subject of an allegation of abuse were communicated with.In a statement this afternoon, Minister Zappone said the recommendations of the Hiqa probe would be implemented in full. She said she was determined that the findings of the report would be used as an opportunity to improve services to protect vulnerable children.She said she had directed Tusla to produce an Action Plan, as recommended by HIQA, as a matter of urgency.Dr Moling Ryan, a member of the Policing Authority and former head of the Legal Aid Board, has been appointed to chair an independent “expert quality assurance and oversight group” to drive implementation of Hiqa’s recommendations.Zappone said regular updates of the group’s work would be published. The Minister said in her statement that she will meet with the board of Tusla in the coming days “to discuss the implications of the HIQA report in more detail and to agree other steps forward”.When questioned by reporters as to why the Hiqa report did not name individuals, Zappone rejected the suggestion that it was a cop out.I ordered and asked for a review of the systems within Tusla by HIQA. So I didn’t necessarily ask for identification of individuals but I asked for a review [of the] system.Zappone added that “it would be significantly less likely as we move towards the implementations of the recommendations of the report’’ that a similar failure to what happened in the McCabe case would happen again. This was echoed with later comments from McBride.“I take full responsibility for ensuring that that recommendations that they have outlines will be continue with a greater sense of urgency,” she added.BackgroundA woman – known as Ms D – made an allegation in 2006 that Maurice McCabe had sexually abused her when she was a child. The allegation amounted to inappropriate touching.She sought counselling in the summer of 2013.After an error from a counsellor working for HSE service Rian mistakenly put far more serious allegations against McCabe – of digital penetration – on file, things spiralled from there.Files were created on McCabe’s children. These erroneous allegations remained on file for a number of years, even though the error was spotted in May 2014.It went as far as a letter being sent to McCabe containing these allegations at the beginning of 2016, and eventually helped culminate in the setting up of the Disclosures Tribunal in February 2017.Damning reportSpeaking at a press conference today, Hiqa’s Mary Dunnion said that the investigation found patterns that emerged in the McCabe case in other cases.“[We found] poor information handling, we found poor record keeping,” she said. “There was no defined information sharing between Tusla and An Garda Síochána.In other findings, while there was a system in place for the notification of suspected child sexual abuse between An Garda Síochána and Tusla, there was no electronic data transfer system in place between these two agencies. Instead, these notifications have to be sent by fax or posted, which is neither efficient, appropriate nor wholly secure.Poor record keeping from Tusla was also a theme highlighted in the investigation. “The gap between national policy and what is happening on the ground creates a risk”. #Tusla— Sean Murray (@SeanMJourno) June 19, 2018
The new Ambassador of Greece in Australia was reassuring regarding the impending visit of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s (FYROM) Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, which is expected to take place at the end of October. In his first extensive interview to a Greek Australian newspaper, the Greek Ambassador Alexis Christopoulos revealed that in meetings he had with Australian diplomats it was made clear that there is no shift in Australia’s position in reference to the naming issue. “I have received assurances in the most categorical way that Australia’s policy on the matter will not change,” Mr Christopoulos assured Neos Kosmos English Edition, (NKEE).However he was quick to add that regardless of these assurances “we should remain vigilant” because experience teaches that “policy reversals of the eleventh hour are not uncommon”. Australia officially recognises Greece’s neighbouring country with its United Nations (UN) sanctioned name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). This recognition stands, until the two countries agree in a mutually accepted solution. Greece and FYROM are currently in negotiations under the auspices of the UN to resolve the long standing name dispute. Greece is refusing to accept the name “Republic of Macedonia” which the neighbouring country has adopted in its constitution. Mr Gruevski’s imminent visit, however, has alerted Greek Australian organisations as concerns are expressed of a possible change in Australian policy.FYROM’s PM is expected during his visit among other things to sign a bilateral Social Security agreement similar to the one already in effect between Greece and Australia since October 2008. Mr Christopoulos noted that to this point FYROM has not complied with it’s commitment to the United Nations vis-a-vis the name dispute and more so with the conditions of good relations with its neighbour, Greece. “All these are known to our governing friends in Australia and surely the strong presence of the Greek community has played an important role in that,” the Greek Ambassador said.He indicated his awareness of the initiatives undertaken by Greek Australians to ensure that Australia will not change it’s position on the issue but he expressed his disapproval of any possible overeactions by Greek organisations during Mr Gruevski’s visit. “Each country and each state have their own mentality. The active tackling of things within the constraints and the country’s mentality is the most appropriate way,” he replied when asked which is the best way for the Greek Australians to mobilise. Mr Christopoulos also talked about the conversation he had with Governor General Quentin Bryce during the presentation of his credentials ceremony that took place in Canberra on September 17. The Governor General, he said, spoke with the warmest words about the Greeks in Australia. Additionally, she asked Mr Christopoulos to help in the strengthening of classical studies in Australia. The new Ambassador of Greece differentiated the issue of classical studies from the crisis faced by certain Modern Greek Departments in Universities around the country due to the apparent low numbers of enrolments that they are attracting. Mr Christopoulos, although aware of the problems faced by Modern Greek in Australia, underscored his desire to examine the situation more closely before he commented or proposed any initiatives.It should be noted that the Greek diplomat has a personally interest in boosting the stocks of classical studies in Australia. Although classical studies may not evidently provide the labour market orientation of courses such as accounting, commerce and law, Mr Christopoulos believes the trend is reversible.To this end he highlighted the recent shift towards the study of the classics in prestigious universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany among others. “This by no means reflects the numbers of students studying classics 60 years ago but it is certainly a start,” Mr Christopoulos emphasised. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
MeeGo, le nouveau bébé d’Intel et NokiaÉtats-Unis – Après quatre mois de coopération, Intel et Nokia présentent le système d’exploitation MeeGo. Destiné en priorité aux netbooks, l’outil pourrait rapidement devenir un sérieux concurrent pour Windows et Android.Basé sur le noyau Linux, MeeGo est en priorité destiné aux netbooks. A priori plus rapide qu’Ubuntu, le système d’exploitation fruit de la rencontre entre Moblin et Maemo a donné aux spécialistes une première impression globalement encourageante. Le programme fait la part belle aux réseaux sociaux et le logiciel Chrome est déjà intégré. Un kit de développement sera bientôt disponible pour les développeurs souhaitant alimenter la base d’applications du système d’exploitation. Plus tard, une version 1.1 devrait voir le jour en octobre et permettra une compatibilité avec les écrans tactiles et autres smartphones.Le 28 mai 2010 à 12:53 • Emmanuel Perrin
A certified behavior technician at a local autism therapy center for children and young adults appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of possessing child pornography.Sean T. Saito, 24, of Vancouver is facing 10 counts of first-degree possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Saito had worked at the Center for Autism & Related Disorders in Vancouver for about 1 1/2 years, court records state. An online search shows he worked at the east Vancouver location.He was first issued a certified behavior technician license July 18, 2017, and it was reissued Feb. 20. There is no current enforcement action against Saito’s license, according to the Washington State Department of Health.Jabiz Zolfaghari, general counsel for the center, said Wednesday afternoon that Saito is not on the company’s employee roster. He would not say if Saito was previously on the employee roster.Saito has denied ever touching a child, court records state.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Saito’s fiancée contacted Vancouver police Saturday after finding a thumb drive in a night stand belonging to Saito. She said she was looking for her résumé files but instead found what she suspected to be child pornography on the thumb drive.
Arsene Wenger announced that his time at Arsenal is coming to an end and many influential people shared their opinion on this – and Antonio Conte didn’t stand back in this situation.The Italian coach believes that it will be nearly impossible to find another manager like Wenger has been and he will always be considered as one of the greatest coach ever and Arsenal legend because of what he has done for the club and football itself.The Chelsea coach spoke about his colleague as he said, according to Goal:Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“[Wenger] deserves great respect – not only from Arsenal supporters but from the whole world of football.”“We are talking about one of the best managers in the world, with a great career with Arsenal. I think he deserves a great tribute for this.”“It will be very difficult to see in the future another manager staying for such a long time in the same club. Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were really good stories for football. Now it would be very difficult to see again another situation like this.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine held a news conference where he anticipated an mandatory evacuation for the City of Miami Beach Wednesday or Thursday.In Tuesday’s news conference, Levine made a personal appeal. He said if you have friends or family, outside of the area, consider going there now before the evacuation begin to take place.The evacuation will potentially take place on either Wednesday or Thursday, but it has not been confirmed as yet.Officials are currently working through logistics at this time.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Twitter Nielsen Finds Latin Listeners Love Radio nielsen-radio-reaches-98-percent-hispanic-listeners-weekly Email Facebook News Nielsen: Radio Reaches 98 Percent Hispanic Listeners Weekly U.S. radio remains strong overall, especially among Hispanic consumersPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 6:01 pm Crunching the numbers from the new Nielsen survey “State Of The Media: Audio Today 2017,” Billboard found U.S. Hispanic listeners have grown to 42.4 million people and that 98 percent listen to some radio on a weekly basis.With African-American listenership up to 32.3 million weekly, a cumulative total of approximately 75 million weekly radio listeners are African-American or Hispanic — representing nearly one-third of all U.S. radio listening. Both groups also saw jumps in smartphone use and music streaming.Tastes among the U.S. Hispanic audience split as more English-dominant households and youngsters 12–17 are attracted to contemporary pop hits. Most Spanish-dominant listeners between the ages 12–64 in the U.S. prefer Regional Mexican genre radio.Nielsen’s Deep Dive Into Canada’s Live Music Scene
WILMINGTON, MA — At Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that only four petitioned articles were submitted by residents for inclusion on this year’s Annual Town Meeting warrant.Jean Marie Cole is petitioning to purchase town-owned land on Canyon Street (Map 16, Parcels 59).Charles Fleming is petitioning to rezone 14 Royal Street and 15-17 Royal Street (Map 84, Parcels 11, 15-17) from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 10 (R10).David Brabant is petitioning to rezone 47 and 54 McDonald Road (Map 84, Parcels 54 & 63A) from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 10 (R10).Adam J. Silva is seeking authorization to petition the state legislature to allow his test results from 2018 (and future results) be allowed for any employment consideration as a firefighter.The deadline to submit petitioned articles was February 1.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFIRST LOOK: Residents Petition 6 Articles To Be Placed On Town Meeting Warrant; 5 Articles From Planning BoardIn “Government”Town Counsel Disagrees With McCoy, Rules Petitioned Warrant Articles Are ValidIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman McCoy Says 4 Town Meeting Articles Are ILLEGAL, Including Sciarappa Farm RezoningIn “Letter To The Editor”
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a seminar ‘7 March speech of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Political Poet and Immortal Poem’ at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh Auditorium in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said Bangabandhu gave the main declaration of independence and encouraged the freedom-loving people to an armed war through the historic 7 March speech.“Through the speech, father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the main proclamation of independence and sever all relations with Pakistan,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the chairperson of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust, was presiding over a seminar at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh Auditorium in the capital in the afternoon.“Through the speech,” she added, “Bangabandhu not only presented an independent country to the nation, he also told that what will be its future,” she said.Sheikh Hasina urged all to take the country forward by following Bangabandhu’s directives and ideology.The father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum jointly organised the seminar titled “7 March speech of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Political Poet and Immortal Poem” on the occasion of the historic 7 March.University Grants Commission chairman professor Abdul Mannan presented the keynote.Vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University professor Farzana Islam and associate professor of Dhaka University’s international relations department Niloy Ranjan Biswash and chairperson of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum Painter Hashem Khan took part in the discussion on the keynote.Member secretary of the trust Sheikh Hafijur Rahman delivered the welcome address, while chief executive officer of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum Mashura Hossain gave the vote of thanks.The prime minister said through the 7 March speech, the father of the nation gave all directives to the nation. “He also outlined what Bangalees will have to do,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu feared that after the speech he may not remain alive and be killed as the Pakistanis made such ill attempts many times.“That’s why Bangabandhu left making all arrangements for war and I’m its silent witness,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, said the then student leaders, who are now alive, explained in different ways about the 7 March speech of Bangabandhu.The former student leaders in their interviews with newspapers said that before the rally, Bangabandhu had discussed with the ‘NUCLEUS’ about the speech. “Their words made me laugh as they are saying like insane,” she said.In this connection, the prime minister recalled the role of her mother.“Just before the rally, my mother told Bangabandhu that you’ve struggled the entire life and you know well what the people want and what you will have to do for them and none other than you know better,” she said.“My mother also told Bangabandhu that many people will say many things, but you don’t need to listen to all words … you will say the words which will come from your mind,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said the military dictators banned the speech after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975. “But ignoring all hurdles, the leaders and workers of Awami League played this speech,” she said, adding none can erase the history and suppress the truth.The premier said there is no other speech in the world which the people heard years after years. “Forty-eight years have passed (since the delivering of speech), but the appeal of the address is still immense and the people are inspired with it,” she said.Talking about UNESCO’s recognition to the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu as the world’s documentary heritage, the prime minister said the speech has been placed in an UN body as an invaluable document of the human civilisation.“It’s a great and rare honour for the people of Bangladesh,” she said.Quoting Bangabandhu that nothing could be achieved without sacrifice, the prime minister said the country earned independence through the sacrifice of Bangabandhu and the millions of people. “But this independence almost went in vain after 1975,” she said.“After long 21 years, we got a scope of telling about the spirit of the liberation war and playing and practicing the songs which were played during the liberation war,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said the youth force who were under the darkness after 1975 came forward and “we started our journey towards the light again.”The prime minister said the military dictators not only killed Bangabandhu, they also erased his name after his assassination. “Some generations were misguided by the military rulers after the killing of the father of the nation,” she said.About the appeal of the speech, the prime minister said: “I’ve been listening to the speech for 48 years, but whenever I hear, it seems to me that I listen to it afresh.”Sheikh Hasina said this speech provides courage and great strength to the people to work and make sacrifice for the country.Professor Abdul Mannan in his keynote said Bangabandhu uttered “Ebarer sangram, swadinatar sangram, ebarer sangram muktir sangram” as he wanted independence of the country.The UGC chairman said Bangabandhu would have been identified as a coward, had he not made this declaration.“Bangabandhu had said he wants independence, not the prime ministership and he turned the unarmed nation into an armed one,” he said.
Explore further A research group has significantly improved the quality of brain-function measurements by coating metal neural electrodes with carbon nanotubes. Their work could potentially allow scientists to learn more about brain diseases that are based on electrical impulse malfunctions, such as Parkinson’s and epilepsy. A scanning electron microscope image of a metal electrode (dark region in center of image) coated with carbon nanotubes. Citation: Carbon Nanotube-Coated Electrodes Improve Brain Readouts (2008, August 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-08-carbon-nanotube-coated-electrodes-brain-readouts.html Flux Puppy: Ecological app for measuring carbon dioxide One limitation of current machines used to record brain signals are the electrodes: They have a natural resistance to electric current, called impedance, which compromises their ability to produce sensitive readouts. The impedance also makes the machines less effective at putting out charge when they are being used to simulate brain-cell activity via neurons in culture.Coating the electrodes with carbon nanotubes, which have excellent electrical properties, offers a solution to both problems, discovered Edward Keefer, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and colleagues from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Vanderbilt University, and the University of North Texas.“Modulation of brain activity to provide symptomatic relief from growing number of diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression, and epilepsy has become the treatment of choice when all other options fail,” Keefer told PhysOrg.com. “The interface between the cells of the brain and the surface of the implanted electrode determines whether these treatments work or not. By coating electrode surfaces with carbon nanotubes, we can improve the efficiency of this cell-electrode interface by one-thousand times or even more.”Keefer compared the improvement in nanotube-coated electrodes over standard electrodes to the difference between watching your favorite show on a 13-inch black-and-white television with a broken antenna or a brand-new 60-inch, high-definition, satellite-fed model.”For an electrophysiologist, that is the difference the nanotube-coated electrodes make in what we can see on our oscilloscopes,” he said.The electrodes they tested were commercial varieties made of tungsten and stainless steel wire, which are thin and sharp. In two animal samples—the motor cortex of rats under anaesthesia and the visual cortex of awake rhesus macaque monkeys—the group took readouts with a nanotube-coated electrode and a non-coated electrode, and compared the results.In both cases, the coated electrodes produced much better readings. The performance was further enhanced when the group used a coating made of a combination of carbon nanotubes and a conducting polymer material.Additionally, scanning electron microscope images showed that the coating on the electrodes used for the monkeys had not been damaged by the tough outer brain layer, called the dura mater.Besides performance, the coated electrodes have other advantages. Scientists have already documented the properties and performance of metal-coated electrodes used in other applications, such as electronics, and nanotubes appear to be nicely biocompatible. For example, scientists have had success using carbon nanotube substrates as supports for the growth of neurons.Nanotube-coated electrodes are compatible with existing brain-machine devices, so that new equipment wouldn’t need to be developed to use them.While the group’s tests were a success, nanotube-coated electrodes are not yet ready for humans. There is much more to learn, including how the coated electrodes hold up over long exposure to neural tissue.Citation: Keefer, E. W., Botterman, B. R., Romero, M. I., Rossi, A. F. & Gross, G. W. Nature Nanotech. 3, 434-439 (2008).Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. 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.
No Sam Elliott and more Golden Globes nomination shockers by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2018 8:34 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by A24 shows Ethan Hawke in a scene from “First Reformed.” Paul Schrader’s punishing drama about a protestant minister got a handful of Independent Spirit Award nominations, was selected by the National Board of Review and AFI as one of the top films of the year and won big at the Gotham Awards. But the film and Hawke failed to get any Golden Globe nominations. (A24 via AP) LOS ANGELES — There’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to the mercurial Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its Golden Globe nominations, but this year saw a number of surprises, like the dominance of Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney film “Vice,” and a number of truly shocking exclusions.___THEY CHOSE THE WRONG SAMThis was supposed to be Sam Elliott’s year. The veteran character actor delivered a powerful performance as Jackson Maine’s brother in “A Star Is Born,” which many still think will earn the 74-year-old his first ever Oscar nomination. But the HFPA had a different plan for the baritone-voiced Elliott (a two-time Globes nominee), and instead, surprised with a supporting actor nomination for Sam Rockwell’s turn as George W. Bush in “Vice.”“COLD WAR” ICED OUTPoland’s “Cold War,” one of the most highly acclaimed foreign language films of the year, was shockingly shut out of the foreign language category. There were a few locks, like Mexico’s “Roma,” from director Alfonso Cuaron, Lebanon’s “Capernaum” and even Japan’s “Shoplifters.” But Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cannes-winning romance between two mismatched people was supposed to be one as well. Belgium’s “Girl,” a Netflix film, was the surprise inclusion here. The film about a transgender girl training to be a ballerina has been the subject of some criticism for its depiction of trans people.WHERE’S “ATLANTA”?When it comes to television the HFPA has tended to favour the new, but many were surprised to see “Atlanta” left off the list for best television series, musical or comedy, which included such unexpected choices as “Kidding” and “The Kominsky Method.” Donald Glover scored an acting nomination for the series, however.AND THE FEMALE DIRECTORS?Following in the footsteps of the American Film Institute, none of the 10 films nominated for best picture (comedy/musical and drama) were directed by a woman, nor were any of the five directing nominees women. It is surprising in a year that has had acclaimed and awards buzzy films such as Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” Tamara Jenkins’ “Private Life” and Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace.” Jenkins’ film, and the performances from Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn was shut out completely.MOSTLY CRICKETS FOR “A QUIET PLACE”John Krasinski’s celebrated mostly-silent horror sensation “A Quiet Place” got only one nomination, and a curious one at that, for Marco Beltrami’s score of all things. Krasinski was expected to be a bigger player, for director (his debut), screenwriting, and even acting alongside his wife Emily Blunt, who did get her own best actress nomination for “Mary Poppins Returns.”CRITICAL DARLING “FIRST REFORMED” SHUT OUTPaul Schrader’s punishing drama “First Reformed” about a protestant minister played by Ethan Hawke got a handful of Independent Spirit Award nominations, was selected by the National Board of Review and AFI as one of the top films of the year and won big at the Gotham Awards. But the film and Hawke were left out completely. The studio behind it, A24, had a difficult year in general with the Globes, securing only one nomination for Elsie Fisher’s breakout performance in the coming-of-age movie “Eighth Grade.”NO LOVE FOR MICHAEL. B JORDANMichael B. Jordan had a banner year, both critically and at the box office, with his tour de force supporting performance in “Black Panther,” and then reprising his role as Adonis Creed in “Creed II.” Then again, the HFPA also snubbed him for the first “Creed” as well (Stallone won that year for the film).THE “FIRST MAN” QUESTION REMAINSDamien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong drama “First Man” remains a big awards season question mark, and the Golden Globes didn’t really help to shine a light on which way it might go. Chazelle didn’t get a nomination, nor did screenwriter Josh Singer or star Ryan Gosling. But the film did score two interesting nominations, Justin Hurwitz for his score, and Claire Foy for her supporting role as Armstrong’s wife Janet.AN OFF YEAR FOR THE PEARSON FAMILYNBC’s “This is Us” was conspicuously left empty handed when it came to the Globes nominations. Just last year it was up for drama series, supporting actress (Chrissy Metz), and actor (Sterling K. Brown, who won).DYSTOPIAN SHOWING FOR ‘THE HANDMAID’S TALE’The Hulu series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel has been an awards darling since the beginning, and even became the first streaming series to win the Golden Globe for best television series in its first year. But this year, it was left out of the drama category entirely. Elisabeth Moss got the sole nomination for the series for best actress, a prize she’s won before.SOME HAPPY SURPRISESCharlize Theron and Robert Redford both scored lead acting nominations for films that seemed to have slipped off the awards radar: Theron, as a stressed-out mother in “Tully,” and Redford, as a gentleman bank robber in “The Old Man and the Gun.”___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahrLindsey Bahr, The Associated Press
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