first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsAttawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has signed off on her will and is prepared for death, APTN National News has been told.Spence’s will includes a description of who will care for her daughters and she has also signed off on directions requesting non-intervention if her health takes a turn for the worse. The documents are in the hands of her lawyer, aides told APTN National News.Spence began her hunger strike Dec. 11 to force a meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and First Nations leaders.Harper is scheduled to meet with a delegation of First Nations leaders, youth and elders on Friday.Johnston’s office, however, has said he would not be attending.Spence has said she would not be attending the meeting if Johnston did not go and would continue her hunger strike.Spence’s spokesman Danny Metatawabin told chiefs Wednesday they should cancel or walk-out of the meeting if Johnston did not attend.Johnston represents the Crown, which entered into treaties with First Nations. The Johnston’s presence is viewed as essential by some because he represents the original treaty relationship.Spence has sent a letter to Queen Elizabeth II requesting she direct Johnston to attend.While some chiefs are seriously considering canceling or walking out of the meeting, Six Nations Chief Bill Montour said Spence should end her hunger strike on Friday.“For her own health, Jan. 11 should be the end of the hunger strike,” said Montour. “She has the attention of the world and let the world judge Harper.”This is not the first time a First Nations leader has asked Spence to end her hunger strike. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak also asked Spence to end her hunger strike in a Christmas Eve letter.“I believe that you have accomplished the efforts for which you have set out to do and I plead with you now to take down your camp, return to your people and embrace your loved ones,” wrote Nepinak in the letter.Montour said First Nations leaders should attend the meeting with the prime minister, even if Johnston does not attend.“You never walk out of a meeting, if you walk out you are defeated,” said Montour.Spence has consumed no solid food, taking only on cups of fish broth, herbal teas and water since she began the hunger strike. Spence’s health is rapidly deteriorating, she has been complaining of pains from her stomach contracting over lack of solid food, has lost at least 22 lbs and is increasingly fatigued, her life partner Clayton Kennedy told APTN National News. Kennedy also said her blood-sugar level has been dropping.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — An influential Democratic congresswoman wants to know why the Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with state regulators when they considered whether to issue a key permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Minnesota.Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum, a critic of the project who chairs a House subcommittee that oversees the EPA, says it’s “remarkable” that the EPA did not formally weigh in before the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the final water permit last month.McCollum was responding this week to questions from environmental group WaterLegacy. Paula Maccabee, the group’s attorney, says documents obtained from the state agency show that regional EPA staffers told the agency last fall that they had “substantial questions” about the water permit.EPA officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Steve Karnowski, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Former NBC News President Steve Capus to teach, blog on management by The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2014 1:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows NBC News president Steve Capus at the “Today” show 60th anniversary celebration in New York. Former NBC News President Steve Capus will teach management and journalism at a business school’s New York headquarters. Capus, who led NBC’s news division from 2005 to 2013, was appointed executive in residence at the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. The business school has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former NBC News President Steve Capus will teach management and journalism at a business school’s New York headquarters.Capus, who led NBC’s news division from 2005 to 2013, was appointed executive in residence at the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. The business school has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo.IESE has sought to expand its business program in the media and entertainment.Capus, who has started a blog for the business school, is also expected to teach journalism classes elsewhere. read more

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“My delegation wishes to recall that it is both licit and urgent to stop aggression through multilateral action and a proportionate use of force,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told world leaders as the Assembly’s 69th General Debate entered its second week, calling for a “renewed United Nations that undertakes to foster and preserve peace.”Stressing the “the responsibility to protect,” the principle adopted at the 2005 UN World Summit embodying action to stem atrocity crimes and protect civilians when a State itself is unwilling or unable to do so, he decried recent actual or potential Security Council vetoes and the indifference of some that has prevented the necessary response. “It is disappointing, that up to now, the international community has been characterized by contradictory voices and even by silence with regard to the conflicts in Syria, the Middle East and Ukraine. It is paramount that there be a unity of action for the common good, avoiding the cross-fire of vetoes,” the cardinal declared.“Here with you today, I cannot fail to mention the many Christians and ethnic minorities who in recent months have endured atrocious persecution and suffering in Iraq and Syria. Their blood demands of us all an unwavering commitment to respect and promote the dignity of every single person as willed and created by God.”He noted the trans-national nature of terrorism as in the case of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), called for religious and inter-cultural dialogue and decried the “reductionism” of equating criminal terrorism with a clash of civilizations, which “playing on existing fears and prejudices only leads to reactions of a xenophobic nature that, paradoxically, then serve to reinforce the very sentiments at the heart of terrorism itself.”Cardinal Parolin also stressed that while the “responsibility to protect” refers to extreme abuse of human rights, legal provisions must be made to protect people against other forms of aggression, such as a financial system governed only by speculation and maximization of profit, or one in which individual persons are regarded as disposable items in a culture of waste. “It follows, therefore, that the UN and its member states have an urgent and grave responsibility for the poor and excluded, mindful always that social and economic justice is an essential condition for peace,” he declared. read more

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first_img Short URL THE OWNER OF the Strokestown Democrat whose editor had his phone seized by gardaí this morning has launched a legal challenge preventing officers from viewing information contained on the device.Editor Emmett Corcoran had been covering the fallout of the eviction, which happened in December of last year. A number of vehicles were set alight and three of the people injured during the incident required hospital treatment.The property in question had recently been repossessed and security personnel were guarding it at the time. The eviction generated widespread media coverage at the time.Emmett Corcoran was woken at 8.30am this morning by gardaí who produced a warrant and said they were there to seize his phone. The editor initially refused citing journalistic privilege. However, it is claimed that gardaí threatened to search both his home, his office and also the home of his grandparents who live next door if he didn’t comply. One of the owners of the Democrat, Phelim O’Neill, described to TheJournal.ie how Corcoran’s phone was removed. He has claimed that the phone was seized after Corcoran refused to identify sources to gardaí. A High Court injunction was filed today restraining gardaí from going through the phone.O’Neill, who is also a solicitor and has been providing legal advice to Corcoran on the matter, said: “He woke up at half eight this morning to find a large number of gardaí at his hall door with a warrant seeking his mobile phone.“Mr Corcoran was previously interviewed by the gardaí on a voluntary basis in respect with happened at Falsk (eviction) in December.“At that point they wanted access to Mr Corcoran’s phone. We said that the information on the phone had journalistic privilege and on that basis we refused to give it to them.”Corcoran himself outlined these claims in an affidavit made to the High Court today. 19,271 Views #Sources: Do not contact me until further notice. Gardai have seized my phone this morning under a District Court warrant. My legal team are preparing an application for the High Court. #FreePress #ConfidentialSources I will update you when I have more info via SM— Emmett Corcoran (@EmmettCorcoran) April 4, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4577542 The property in Falsk. No Comments Share89 Tweet Email1 O’Neill added: “The fact of the matter is all his sources were on that phone. All his contact numbers, text messages, emails.“There were at least three garda cars there. They threatened to arrest him. Only for his wife was so distressed and his grandparents so distressed and that he didn’t want the houses effectively raided that it was seized. “He’s very distressed about it. Our paper was meant to go to print today. We have missed it because of all of our information was on Emmet Corcoran’s phone.”Gardaí have arrested six people in total with regards to the Strokestown eviction. A number of them have been charged.The case is due before the High Court tomorrow.Comments are off for legal reasonscenter_img Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 7:40 PM Legal battle after newspaper editor’s phone seized by gardaí investigating Strokestown eviction A High Court injunction was later filed today restraining gardaí from going through the phone. Apr 4th 2019, 7:40 PM The property in Falsk. Source: Emmett Corcoran/Twitter By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has revealed he will put out his strongest team when the club squares up against Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday.The former Liverpool youth team coach refused to divulge whether he plans to give backup keeper Wes Foderingham another league cup appearance in place of the influential Allan McGregor, will give midfielder Scott Arfield time to prove his fitness.“We will go as strong as we can possibly go on Sunday. We won’t take any other game into consideration. We want to win the semi-final and we will go as strong as we can,” Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail.Graham Dorrans, meanwhile, has undergone knee surgery and will out for the next three months.The former West Bromwich Albion midfielder has struggled with injuries since moving to Ibrox, and Gerrard admitted that: ‘He has had an operation on his knee and he will be missing until after Christmas, which is disappointing for him and for usSteven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Hopefully we can have him back not too long after Christmas – but with a clear knee, clear of pain and with a head clear as well.”“If we can get to that stage, Graham Dorrans is capable of pushing for a starting place in this 11 when you talk about ability and quality. We won’t give up on him, we will give him the support.”“He has had a frustrating few months but I think that has been down to desperation and wanting to play and be part of this, so you give him credit for that in a way.”“Sometimes, as I have experienced myself, the only way is to go under the knife and try and get it sorted that way, so we hope he is going to get it fixed.”last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 22nd 2017:Provisions have been made for medical students to receive funding at the start of their internships. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made the announcement at the 2017 Graduation Ceremony for Medical School Graduates, University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine and Research (Bahamas) at Melia Nassau Beach.The Prime Minister gave the assurance, stating that he had directed the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to find the funds allowing the students to attend their orientation carded the following morning. He says the decision was taken after he was approached by several students and their parents expressing concern over the lack of provisions made for them to commence their internships.Prime Minister, Dr.Hubert Minnis addressing medical students at their graduationRecognizing the importance of the student doctors, and being a medical doctor himself, PM Minnis said of the students they are important to providing the manpower within the healthcare system, as the profession is anticipated to have a shortfall; he also reiterated his government’s commitment “to reforming and modernizing healthcare delivery in The Bahamas”.As a result, Prime Minnister Dr. Hubert Minnis says his Government is fully committed to continuing the investment in the Clinical and Research Programmes at the UWI School of Clinical Medicine and Research (Bahamas).A record 44 medical students graduated from the programme on Monday night as medical doctors. #MagneticMediaNews#BahamasMedicalStudentsToReceiveFundingForInternships Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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first_imgHaving scored the goal that gave Crystal Palace a win against Manchester City, Luka Milivojevic is hoping that his sides next two matches will be victorious.Basking in the euphoria of their 3-2 win against City, Milivojevic is excited and says he would celebrate with family even though still have two matches before the year ends.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“You prepare in a different way because of the opponents, you see we had to defend a lot and we knew we would only have a few changes because this team don’t give you a lot of space but we convert two goals from the three or four counter-attacks we had and what can you say when you come here and take three points against one of the best teams in the league,” he said as quoted by club’s official website.“I am going to celebrate with my family but we have two more games before the end of the year, both at home, and I am hoping we can give the fans more reasons to celebrate in those matches.”last_img read more

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first_imgCoventry University refreshed its financial education programme to help support employees with their financial understanding and also promote awareness of the organisation’s total reward package.In June 2015, the university introduced pilot financial education workshops in response to a number of factors: employees were taking more interest in their own financial wellbeing; the pace and complexity of pension changes; and a desire to create greater engagement among employees with its total reward package.Renu Birla, rewards strategy manager, says: “[This] all led us to the conclusion that we really needed to offer our employees financial workshops that would enable them to take more ownership of their own financial wellbeing. The workshops were intended to offer guidance and support employees in making their own decisions, whichever life stage they were at. They also raised awareness of the value, choice and flexibility of the individual benefits that we offer at the university so that employees could leverage them to make savings or gain other advantages.”The university chose a face-to-face workshop style in order to enable open discussion among employees. The content was agreed with the provider because the university wanted to ensure that staff got an independent view, but it also canvassed the views of employees. Birla explains: “As part of the pilot, we sent out pre-evaluation surveys to find out from employees what they wanted to achieve from the workshops. We also asked them after they attended the pilots did they feel they met their objectives. Their responses informed the design of the programme going forward.“The feedback from all those that attended was that they found the workshops incredibly useful, both in the way that we’ve designed them, and the fact that they focused on take-away points and actions that they could follow up on going forward.”After positive feedback from employees that attended the pilots, the university introduced a full financial education programme, provided by Wealth at Work, that runs each spring and autumn. It focuses on different life stages: those employees just starting out; those with more commitments that want support in managing finances; and those getting ready for an easier life [in the run-up to retirement]. It also offers a specific separate programme on retirement planning, mainly for those up to 10 years away from retirement.Employee feedback from the pilot and workshops so far has been extremely positive. Birla says: “Employees appreciated getting a one-stop shop including what the whole university package is all about. Second, across the board, they appreciated the open-forum discussion workshop, so people were almost learning from each other. They also felt they had improved their understanding of the choices they had under the pension scheme. They definitely felt that they left knowing how they could keep on board and updated, it was something ongoing.“It’s really about [employees’] financial wellbeing and trying to get them into that discipline of looking at it on an ongoing basis from the start of their career. It also gave us a platform to make sure that they realise the value of the total reward package we offer, everything from training and development to cash benefits,” adds Birla.last_img read more

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first_img“I’ll take the majestic peacock over the 5+ dogs that have attacked my coworkers just this past holiday season,” another person said, claiming to be an airline staffer.A photo was posted on Dexter the peacock’s Instagram account, with a caption that read in part, “Tomorrow my human friends are going to drive me cross country!” NEWARK, N.J. (WSVN) — You’ve heard of emotional support animals, but this is a new one.Fox News reports that United Airlines recently denied a woman’s request to bring her emotional support peacock with her on a flight out of Newark Liberty International Airport.An airline spokesperson said the unidentified traveler was told she would not be able to bring the bird on board, even after she claimed she had a second ticket for the peacock that she called her emotional support animal.“This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size. We explained this to the customers on three separate occasions before they arrived at the airport,” United said in a statement to Fox News.Photos of the unusual scene in the airport were shared by travel talk show The Jet Set, sparking a debate online about United’s decision.“Unbelievable, this has to stop now!!” one commenter wrote. last_img read more

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first_imgA brown bear strolls through a Sitka neighborhood in July, 2014. (Facebook photo/Sitka Bear Report)Wildlife troopers in Sitka shot and killed a brown bear Friday afternoon after it killed and partially consumed a resident’s dog.Listen nowA homeowner on Rudolf Walton Circle notified troopers at around 3:30 p.m. that he suspected his dog had just been killed.Troopers and Sitka police responded to the area and found the dog’s carcass in the woods behind the home, and a male brown bear nearby.Brown bears are known to aggressively protect food caches. The troopers subsequently killed the bear, and surrendered its hide, claws and skull to the state.Rudolf Walton Circle is located in Sitka’s Indian River neighborhood, which is often frequented by bears. Although troopers found no evidence that garbage brought the bear to this particular home, it has been an ongoing problem in the area.This is the second bear killed in Sitka this summer. On June 14, a resident on Bahovec Court, on the other end of town, shot a bear who was reportedly threatening his dog.last_img read more

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first_imgAn official of Grameen Bank was killed as a bus hit his motorcycle on Pabna-Dhaka highway in Dakkhhin Raghabpur area of Pabna sadar upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Belal Hossain, 50, son of Dilbar Hossian of Boalia village in Ullapara upazila and manager of Grameen Bank Hemayetpur branch in sadar upazila.The speeding bus bus hit the motorcycle around 8:00am, leaving the motorcyclist critically injured, said Golam Mostafa, sub-inspector of Sadar Police station.Injured Belal was rushed to Pabna General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.last_img read more

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first_imgThank you @NGADC for the beautiful tour among your many galleries. The paintings are a testament to the influence art has among all cultures. I was glad to be able to view the exquisite works with Mrs. Macron. pic.twitter.com/4bpw7BBhPL— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 24, 2018Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesBrigitte Macron, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump attend a state arrival ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.Fifteen months into the Trump presidency, the first state dinner, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron, will be a big moment for first lady Melania Trump, who has kept a lower profile than many of her predecessors.“It’s much more than just a dinner,” said Kate Andersen Brower, author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies and a forthcoming book about vice presidents.When it comes to state dinners, every choice from the china to the shape of the tables and the number of guests makes a statement that reflects the tastes of the first family, and especially the first lady. And a whole lot of people are watching. C-SPAN even provides live special coverage of some dinners.“Laura Bush said she wasn’t nervous before her own wedding but she was nervous before the first state dinner with the Mexican president,” said Brower. “I think it’s a lot of pressure.”Bush wrote about the preparations in her book Spoken From The Heart, making the comparison to her wedding:“A state dinner is far more intricate, an elaborate display of hundreds of moving parts, from guest lists and menus, which require an advance tasting, to table seatings, arrival protocols, and choices of linens, flowers, china, and silver, even the champagnes and wines.”It went off without a hitch, the night ending with a fireworks display over the Washington Monument.The Obamas’ first state dinner for the Indian prime minister in November 2009 wasn’t quite so flawless. The menu was prepared by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Jennifer Hudson provided the entertainment. The decorations were lush. But it was all overshadowed by news of gate crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi. They weren’t invited but were auditioning for the Real Housewives of D.C. reality show and somehow made it past multiple layers of security to get into the dinner.AP Photo/The White House, Samantha AppletonThen-President Barack Obama greets Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who became known as the “gate crashers,” in November 2009.“There are cautionary tales from every administration and no one escapes,” said Lea Berman, who was White House social secretary in the time of George W. and Laura Bush and is co-author of a book called Treating People Well. “The first of anything and particularly the first of a state dinner after so long without having one, and this is not the first administration to wait an unusually long time to try a state dinner, makes it a little bit — the stakes are higher, let’s say,” Berman said of the Macron dinner.She argued the stakes should be high. Berman said this dinner in particular is important because of the growing friendship between Presidents Trump and Macron and the recent military strikes in Syria, which were conducted by both countries along with the U.K.“You have the president and first lady extending not just their personal hospitality, but American hospitality, and it should reflect the best of what America has to offer,” Berman said.Berman expressed confidence that the team in the first lady’s office, which includes Bush administration veterans whom she stays in touch with, will be able to pull off the dinner. But there are some things you just can’t plan for.State dinner mishapsThere was the state dinner celebrating the Bicentennial of the United States and honoring the Queen of England. President Gerald Ford began to dance with Queen Elizabeth, just as the Marine Band struck up “The Lady Is a Tramp.”APPresident Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford pose with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip outside the North Portico of the White House on July 7, 1976.“And afterward the social secretary Maria Downs said to the president, ‘I was so embarrassed about that sir, do you think she noticed?’ And he looked kind of grim and said, ‘She noticed,’ ” Berman said.It seems the Ford administration may have been star-crossed when it came to state dinners. In October 1975, Johnny Cash was supposed to provide the entertainment for a dinner honoring Egypt’s Anwar Sadat.“You can see from your programs, Johnny Cash was to be our featured guest tonight,” President Ford’s remarks read. “Unfortunately, this will not be possible.”Instead he introduced Pearl Bailey, a Broadway performer who had provided the entertainment at another state dinner earlier that year and also during the Nixon administration.Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum/NARAPresident Ford watches Pearl Bailey perform in the White House Entrance Hall during a state dinner in May 1975.Behind the scenes there had been a mad scramble. “At the last minute, literally they day of the event, they had to find a new entertainer,” said Berman.First ladies put their stamp on state dinnersEvery modern administration has approached state dinners differently, reflecting the tastes and styles of the first lady at the time. The Eisenhowers used tables connected end-to-end in the shape of a U. But that didn’t work for the Kennedys.Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library/NARAActor John Travolta dances with Princess Diana during the Reagans’ state dinner in November 1985.“Jackie Kennedy came in and said, ‘Look, I want smaller cocktail tables so people can actually talk,’” said Brower.The Reagans, Clintons and Obamas had more celebrities in attendance than other administrations — though Nancy Reagan preferred small, intimate gatherings, while the Obamas went big often with the dinners held in tents on the South Lawn.Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum/National Archives and Records AdministrationFirst lady Nancy Reagan reviews plans for the administration’s first state dinner in February 1981.Tuesday night’s dinner, said Brower, will be the first chance to see how the Trumps entertain in the people’s house.In a statement, the White House said the first lady carefully selected all details of the dinner to “complement and pay homage to the long-standing friendship between the United States and France.”The menu is meant to pay tribute to American culinary traditions with “nuances of French influences.” It begins with a course of goat cheese gateau, tomato jam, buttermilk biscuits and greens from the White House kitchen garden. The main course includes lamb, cipollini soubise and Carolina gold rice jambalaya. To finish it off, the Macrons will be treated to a nectarine tart with crème fraîche ice cream.Spent yesterday with my team checking on the final details of our first State Dinner with France. pic.twitter.com/vHoQ1rTA3s— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 23, 2018The meal will be served on both the Clinton and George W. Bush china, which features a green color palette to complement the green flowers that will be featured in the dining room.There will also be more than 1,200 branches of cherry blossom, all homegrown in the United States, and more than 2,500 stems of white sweet peas and 1,000 stems of white lilac.The Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera is expected to perform.Still, some questions remain: Who made the final guest list? What will Melania Trump wear?“Melania I mean, God, everyone’s going to be watching to see her expression and what she’s wearing,” said Brower. “We just know nothing about her. She’s such a cipher.”One possible hint: In 1999 Melania Knauss, then just dating Donald Trump, told the The New York Times that if she and Trump were to wind up in the White House, she would be very traditional — “like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy.”Welcome to the @WhiteHouse President @EmmanuelMacron and Mrs. Macron. 🇺🇸🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/aUrgYNO89k— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 24, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones had many key moments, including the surprise sex scene between Arya Stark and Gendry, which shocked millions of fans. Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the series, shared how she thought the hot interaction was initially a joke and what it was like to have her character get intimate on the screen.After Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) told her about the sex scene with Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Williams didn’t believe it at first. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams explained how the Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have previously pranked cast members before by sending them bogus scripts. “At first, I thought it was a prank,” Williams told Entertainment Weekly. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one.’ And [the showrunners were] like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh f—k!”Once the Game of Thrones Season 8 table read took place, Williams accepted that Arya Stark was going to “do it” with Gendry on the night before Winterfell battles the Night King and his undead army. “I got to the read-through and I’m reading the scene and thought, ‘Oh, we’re actually going to do this. When do I shoot this? I need to go to the gym.’ A whole list of things,” Williams added.A bigger question was how Williams conducted the scene, since viewers have seen her grow up on the show. For the scene, Williams decided to take a moderate approach and let audience members focus on why her character needed this intimate moment with Gendry.“David and Dan were like: ‘You can show as much or as little as you want,’” Williams told Entertainment Weekly. “So I kept myself pretty private. I don’t think it’s important for Arya to flash. This beat isn’t really about that. And everybody else has already done it on the show, so…”I wasn’t ready for this #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/G6JdbSLCec— House Box Office (@HBO) April 22, 2019Dempsie, who plays Gendry, also said the scene was a bit “awkward” for him too, since Williams is a good decade younger than him. “It’s obviously slightly strange for me because I’ve known Maisie since she was 11, 12 years old. At the same time, I don’t want to be patronizing toward Maisie — she’s a 20-year-old woman,” Dempsie told Entertainment Weekly. “So we just had a lot of fun with it.”Williams also emphasized how important the scene was for Arya Stark, who has had trouble maintaining human connections with others in the past.“This may be is a moment where Arya accepts death tomorrow, which she never does — ‘Not Today.’ So it was that moment where she says, ‘We’re probably going to die tomorrow, I want to know what this feels like before that happens.’ It’s interesting to see Arya be a bit more human, speak more normally about things people are scared of,” Williams added.Catch Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 on Sunday, April 27, at 9 p.m. EST.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 Recap: Drink With Me to Days Gone ByPodrick’s Song Is Connected to a Major ‘Game of Thrones’ Prophecy‘Game of Thrones’ Writer: It Was ‘Tough’ to Reveal Jon Snow’s True Heritage ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgWe don’t all have that parental instinct required to keep house plants alive (my windowsill cactus has been shriveling up for months).Green thumbs be damned, though: Citizen Scientific Workshop (CSW) is crowdfunding the production of 100 Plantoid Robotics kits.The plant-brained cyborgs (essentially weeds on wheels) gravitate toward fresh air, water, and sunlight—ideal for the accidental plant killer in your life.Or, according to creator David Ultis’s vision, for “first-time robot builders of all ages.”“I came up with the concept for Plantoids when I noticed a lot of educational robotics kits taught very similar lessons,” Citizen Scientific Workshop President Ultis said in a statement.But the abstract models never expanded beyond artificial logic or intelligence, denying a level of connection between human and machine.“I wanted to incorporate something real and alive into a robot in order to affect its motivations and behaviors,” Ultis continued. “Now the plant organism’s life is elevated by abilities it never had before by being incorporated into a robot.”Only 16 days left in the all-or-nothing campaign (via Citizen Scientific Workshop)The key, according to CSW’s Kickstarter campaign, is using sensors and data to “expand and support the survival of the plant specimen.”Each kit comes with an Arduino-based microcontroller and sensor pack for determining soil moisture, air temperature and humidity, ambient light, and air quality.Designed for indoor and (some) outdoor terrain, the robot—shipping with tractor-wheel and treads kits—can communicate its current condition or sound an alarm using built-in LEDs and speaker.The DIY pack also includes a terrarium, live carnivorous plant specimen, and 3D-printed parts for at-home construction of your own roving Plantoid.CSW has so far collected more than $2,000 from 35 backers. But with 16 days left in its campaign, the organization is still chasing its $5,000 all-or-nothing goal.A full Plantoid robot kit, expected for global delivery in February, is available at an early-bird price of $64, or $139 for a two-pack.Supporters can also “adopt a garden” by pledging $389 or more: Choose a local botanical or community garden to receive six Plantoid kids and host a workshop. (Oh, and you get a laser-cut keychain and handwritten “thank you” card.)“With Plantoid Robots, we are bringing new educational activities to homes, classrooms, and gardens across the world,” the project page said. “The key is science, and through all experiments in science, something can be learned.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The state government has directed the district administration to take all necessary steps to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during Muharram.The matter has also been discussed in the meeting of the Group of Ministers held at Nabanna on Thursday. Partha Chatterjee, the state Parliamentary Affairs minister, said: “Administration in both state and district level has been directed to take necessary measures so that peace is maintained all over the state during Muharram.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”There is a section of people who keeps instigating (to disturb the peace and stability in the state). The officials have been directed to be vigilant in this connection so that peace is maintained,” Chatterjee said, adding that necessary instructions have also been given to the officials in the district level so that any attempt to create trouble can be thwarted. The ministers are also keeping a watch at the situation. Senior police officers were in the meeting that was held at Nabanna on Thursday. Sources said that like any other programme, additional policemen will be deployed to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. The policemen will be deployed at various places to help people. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that Bengal has a rich tradition of peace and harmony and at the same time she took various steps to ensure maintenance of the same. She had also urged people not to pay heed to any rumour. She had also urged common people to inform the police if they find any rumour monger attempting to create a troublesome situation by spreading “fake information”. She had also urged people to cross-check any information that they get on social media before forwarding it as in most cases “fake information” is getting circulated.last_img read more

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first_imgMiami Manager Don Mattingly is all in. He recently proved it by allowing a motivational speaker to smash a cinder block on his chest with a sledgehammer in the Marlins’ clubhouse.Nothing says team building like allowing your manager to get bludgeoned by a Joey Buttafuouco look alike.Donny Baseball took it like a champ, and emerged unscathed. Maybe it was his punishment for hiring Barry Bonds as the team hitting coach last year.So… this happened. ?Thanks to @ClaimTheVictory & Donnie Moore of Radical Reality for stopping by for some fun today! pic.twitter.com/c58lap03Jr— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) March 15, 2017 Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Since its introduction in 2008 as a Google-like search engine for radiology reports stored in the Philips iSite PACS, Softek Illuminate — manufactured by Softek Solutions, Inc. — has grown into a powerful information retrieval, physician notification and imaging analytics solution for hospitals. At the core of its functionality, Illuminate’s proprietary free-text search capability lets users retrieve radiology reports and their corresponding images in a matter of seconds. Information in iSite PACS that once was virtually trapped now can be retrieved and shared in a time frame that allows doctors to affect the clinical decision process. An advanced algorithm ensures that the most relevant results are listed first. Users can search widely by diagnosis or condition, or they can use advanced criteria to narrow a search to a desired demographic, specific person or to look only through the Impression section of the reports. All search results link to the study and corresponding images.The Analytics Module enables the reporting of statistics essential for making well-informed practice management decisions, including measurements on throughput and radiation dosages. Illuminate Alerts facilitate patient tracking as well as communication among physicians. Radiologists, and those they designate, can receive a variety of alerts, including automatic notifications when images are ready for viewing or have been read, or when recommended follow-up studies are completed. Bookmarks allow radiologists to tag and organize studies for their own reference or to share with colleagues FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | October 07, 2009 Radiologists Data-Mine, Collaborate with Softek Illuminate News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard Globetrotting getaways are more than just about luxury and relaxation this year with high-end activities, local experiences and customisation key to attracting the 2012 traveller.Research released by guidebook producers, Mr & Mrs Smith found that holidaymakers travelling this year are looking for more than just a cocktail, deck chairs and some sun and are instead expecting destinations and operators to woo them with spiritual enlightenment and social awareness.Hoping to take-on life changing journeys, travellers have told the guidebook group that they are searching for trips that will allow them to return with the ability to share cultural aspects of a destination as well as show-off their local cooking skills and arts and crafts ability as well as tell stories of their involvement in charity and conversation projects across the globe.Customisation is also leading decision making in 2012, with travellers wanting more personalised tours and accommodation as well as hotels that steer away from big brand names and offer boutique style housing.“Smart, stylish interiors continues to mark out true boutique hotels from their cookie-cutter imitators, but with comfort and practicality never sacrificed for wacky, look-at-me effects,” research read. “It’s no longer just about being a slick ‘design hotel’ though.”Although more travellers are wearing the smart, cash savvy hat, more and more holidaymakers are looking to embark on a private jet at some point during the year while others want to enjoy soul-enriching experiencing available at radical spas.last_img read more

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first_imgMONKS from Stavrovouni monastery are joining forces with residents of Pyrga and Kornos in mobiliaing against the planned construction of an asphalt production and recycling plant in the area.The environmental activists will this week be setting up a big tent as their ‘headquarters’ just outside the local quarry, within which the planned asphalt plant is to be located.Spokesmen for an action group said the tent will be manned 24 hours a day, to keep an eye on the comings and goings at the site – although it’s understood the company has yet to secure a town planning permit for the asphalt facility.On Sunday, the bishop of Trimithounda as well as the action group are organising a large gathering at the site in a bid to raise awareness about the issue. MPs are also expected to attend.According to daily Politis, the activists are seeking with legal means to block the building of the asphalt plant, and have hired the services of a chemical and environmental engineer.The environmental department has green-lit the construction of the plant, arguing that it will be located within the quarry zone and thus violates no laws.Local action groups say the plant would be situated only 2km from the Pyrga and Kornos communities and from the Stavrovouni monastery, as well as just a few metres away from the Natura 2000 protected area.The groups also claim that the two communities of Pyrga and Kornos show increased incidence of cancer.They say air pollution will only worsen with the proposed plant, while the consequences of the thousands of tonnes of waste that are dumped in the quarry zone, which is an area of richly-stocked aquifers, are still unclear.Elsewhere the municipality of Lefkara has publicly opposed the mooted creation of another quarry zone in their surrounding area.In a statement, the municipality called on the relevant government services to rescind the initial permit given to the project by the agriculture ministry.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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