Programme pour aider les élèves à commencer la journée du bon pied

first_imgTous les élèves des écoles publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse pourront bientôt commencer chaque jour du bon pied par un petit déjeuner sain à l’école. Le gouvernement a plus que doublé son financement au programme scolaire d’alimentation saine, élevant l’investissement annuel total à 1 975 000 $. Brendan Maguire, député d’Halifax Atlantic, a fait l’annonce au nom de Randy Delorey, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être, aujourd’hui 22 janvier à l’école élémentaire Burton Ettinger d’Halifax. « Un petit déjeuner sain est important pour bien commencer la journée, souligne M. Maguire. Nous voulons jeter les bases pour une bonne nutrition et donner à chaque enfant toutes les chances possibles d’atteindre leur plein potentiel en classe. » Grâce au nouveau financement, le programme peut être offert dans toutes les écoles de la province, et d’autres écoles pourront élargir leurs programmes actuels d’alimentation saine au-delà du petit déjeuner. Il pourrait s’agir d’offrir des aliments et des boissons sains par des programmes de collations (fruits et légumes), des programmes de déjeuner et des programmes parascolaires de collations. « Je participe au programme de petit déjeuner de notre école depuis 2002 et il s’agit d’une excellente façon de commencer la journée, pour moi et pour les élèves, affirme Pam Carter, enseignante et coordonnatrice dévouée du programme de petit déjeuner. Au cours des années, j’ai vu moi-même les effets positifs d’un repas sain sur les élèves ici à l’école élémentaire Burton Ettinger, et j’ai eu l’occasion de rencontrer tellement d’élèves chaque matin. Je suis ravie que nous puissions en faire encore plus. » « Chez Nourish, nous savons qu’une alimentation saine entraîne une bonne concentration, déclare Margo Riebe-Butt, directrice générale de Nourish Nova Scotia. Le financement supplémentaire permettra aux programmes d’offrir plus de fruits et de légumes, assurant ainsi une bonne alimentation qui permettra aux élèves de bien apprendre. » Les programmes scolaires d’alimentation saine ont permis de servir plus de cinq millions de petits déjeuners aux élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse l’année dernière. Chaque élève des écoles publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse tirera profit de cette expansion. Des renseignements supplémentaires sur le programme scolaire d’alimentation saine sont disponibles au (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

House fire in Pelican Narrows kills two boys

first_imgAPTN National NewsA house fire in the northern Saskatchewan community of Pelican Narrows has claimed the lives of two young boys and left another child in hospital.This comes just four months after another house fire in the same community claimed the life of a young girl who was trying to save her grandfather.last_img

Black Panther is boxoffice king for third straight week

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. “Black Panther” is king of the box office for the third straight weekend.The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases “Red Sparrow” and “Death Wish,” according to studio estimates Sunday.“Black Panther” has now grossed $500 million domestically after three weeks of release. It’s the third fastest film to reach the $500 million plateau.“Disney is clearly on a roll with ‘Black Panther’ showing incredible strength as it posts the third biggest third-weekend gross of all time,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore, “and most notably becomes the 10th highest grossing movie of all time in North America after just 17 days in theatres.”Fox’s “Red Sparrow,” featuring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-super-spy, earned $17 million in its first weekend.Another new release, “Death Wish,” MGM’s reboot of the Charles Bronson action franchise starring Bruce Willis, was third with $13 million.“Both newcomers performed to expectations but had to compete in a marketplace totally dominated by ‘Black Panther,’” Dergarabedian said.The totals come on a weekend when all industry eyes are on the Academy Awards, which will be handed out in Hollywood later Sunday.None of the major nominees remain in the box office top 10, though some continue to bring in receipts. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” reached $52 million domestically through Sunday, and “The Shape of Water” passed $57 million.“Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has become a groundbreaking cinematic phenomenon, giving unprecedented representation for a film of its kind to Africans and African-Americans while winning over every corner of the culture. It should soon shoot past the billion-dollar mark worldwide.Wakanda’s king may finally be knocked from his box-office throne next weekend with the release of director Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” another Disney film that gives groundbreaking representation to African-Americans on both sides of the camera.“Disney wins no matter how you slice it with that film expected to have a strong debut as ‘Black Panther’ continues to draw big crowds,” Dergarabedian said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Black Panther,” $65.7 million.2. “Red Sparrow,” $17 million.3. “Death Wish,” $13 million.4. “Game Night,” $10.7 million.5. “Peter Rabbit,” $10 million.6. “Annihilation,” $5.6 million.7. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $4.5 million.8. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $3.3 million.9. “The Greatest Showman,” $2.6 million.10. “Every Day,” $1.5 million.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: read more

Plunging Calgary office values linked to high oil and gas unemployment rate

first_imgThe Canadian Press CALGARY — A commercial realtor says a 32 per cent decline in Calgary’s downtown office building property assessment this year will likely translate into lower costs for some tenants, but he doesn’t expect much improvement in the vacancy rate.Greg Kwong, Alberta managing director for realtor CBRE, says companies will have to start replacing the thousands of energy industry workers laid off following the oil price crash of late 2014 before the city’s downtown vacancy rate will recover from its year-end level of 26.4 per cent.Calgary Chamber of Commerce spokesman Mark Cooper says lower values in the downtown means property taxes are likely going to have to rise for businesses throughout the city to make up the difference.He says investor confidence needed for job creation in Calgary is low thanks to Alberta oil prices which failed to keep up with last year’s global oil price rally due to discounts blamed on a lack of export pipeline capacity.The city says the total assessed value of downtown office properties fell by $5 billion over the past year and now makes up only 18 per cent of the total non-residential base, down from about 32 per cent in 2015.It says the crescent-shaped Bow Tower, home to oil companies Cenovus Energy Inc. and Encana Corp., lost 18.6 per cent of its value in 2018, falling to about $779 million. In 2015, it was valued at $1.43 billion.Residential property assessments in Calgary are down one per cent compared with the previous year and retail assessments were little changed.last_img read more

Italy Expels Wife of Moroccan ISIS Fighter to Morocco

Rabat – Italian security services have expelled Salma Bencharki, the wife of Abderrahim Moutaharrik, a Moroccan ISIS fighter, for security reasons.Moutaharrik is a Moroccan kickboxer who received a six-year prison sentence in 2016 for terror charges. He is known as the “ISIS Boxer.” Italian authorities arrested the Moroccan fighter and his wife after an investigation showed they were planning to take their family from Italy to Syria. Moutaharrik and Bencharki have two children, aged 5 and 7.Moutaharrik was also planning a terror attack against the Vatican.  Bencharki finished serving her sentence of three years and four months and was deported to Morocco. Matteo Salvini, interior minister of Italy, signed the deportation order to expel Bencharki.Authorities stripped Moutaharrik of his Italian citizenship. It is not the first time foreign governments have repatriated those convicted of terrorismor their wives to Morocco.In 2018, Belgium announced its decision to extradite a Moroccan Al Qaeda member known as the “most dangerous woman” in Belgium or the “black widow.” Malika El Aroud is the widow of a Taliban jihadist Abdessatar Dhamane.Belgium stripped the “black widow” of her citizenship and sentenced her to eight years in prison for her affiliation with Al Qaeda.Morocco’s counter-terrorism law gives sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years in prison to ISIS returnees.Read Also: Morocco Joins Interpol’s Counter-terrorism ‘Neptune 2’Morocco, however, does not take legal proceedings against the wives and children of repatriated fighters. According to the head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) Abdelhak El Khiame, women did not intend to leave Morocco to join jihadi movements. They only accompanied their husbands.The wives of ISIS fighters and their children are also subject to special measures in line with the “moussalaha” or the reconciliation program, aiming to integrate returning fighters into society.In 2018, Khiame shared statistics about the number of Moroccans estimated to have joined ISIS in conflict zones, such as Syria, Libya, and Iraq. Khiame said that 1,668 are believed to have joined the terror networks. That figure also includes the 200 or so who have already returned to Morocco.Khiame stated in October 2018 that since the creation of the BCIJ in 2015, Morocco had dismantled 57 terrorist cells. It arrested 3,129 people, 292 of whom had a criminal record, and foiled 361 terrorist actions.Morocco also carried out several crackdowns on terror cells this year. read more

Ban honoured by US college fund as International Humanitarian of the Year

“A true humanitarian endeavours to improve the human condition by serving as a change agent, working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those in need,” Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) President Johnny Taylor Jr. said of the award presented in New York at its 24th anniversary dinner in New York. “As the TMCF International Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary global activism and service, we believe UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon exemplifies this mission through his work, providing the impoverished with broad access to education, health care, food, and medicine. The paralleled efforts of the UN and TMCF are firmly rooted in the belief that education can drive economic and social progress.” The fund, named after the US Supreme Court’s first African-American justice and established in 1987, provides scholarships to students attending historically black colleges and universities as well as leadership development and training and capacity-building support to its member schools. In his speech of thanks Mr. Ban recalled the debt that the Republic of Korea (ROK) owes to African-American soldiers who did so much to help liberate his home during the Korean War 60 years ago and Mr. Marshall’s role in easing racial integration within the US armed forces. “His fame was global – even to me as a young boy in faraway Korea,” he said. “Marshall himself came to Korea in 1951. His investigation of the treatment of African-American GIs [soldiers] there helped advance efforts to integrate the US Army. Perhaps some of your parents or grandparents served there. “Perhaps they told you that the fighting had taken a terrible turn – until units of extremely disciplined and courageous African-American soldiers helped turn the tide. We Koreans are well aware of what many thousands of African-Americans did to help liberate our country. Many paid with their lives,” he added, stressing that as African-American soldiers liberated Korea they themselves gained more freedom. “In that war, blacks and whites fought together in common cause. And that, in turn, shaped the similar struggle back home. Today, the United Nations fights prejudice and discrimination everywhere.” Mr. Ban said he accepted the award “with both pride and humility” in the name of the UN and its staff. “Each day, every day, they work to save lives and help people rise from poverty, to rebuild from conflict, to recover from natural disaster,” he added, calling Justice Marshall a true humanitarian who transformed the law and the country with his pioneering work on the court and as a champion of equal rights and the rule of law for all. “In other words, he embodied the values that we at the United Nations hold most dear,” he stressed. “As we see it, every man, woman and child has the right to grow up in peace, with enough to eat, with the health care, education and freedoms they need to realize their full potential. “The anger we see on our streets today – on Main Street as well as Wall Street – grows from a loss of hope, a lack of faith in governments to do the right thing for their people. Thurgood Marshall would know this. He would know what to do, how to show leadership.” 24 October 2011A prestigious United States college fund tonight awarded its first International Humanitarian of the Year Award to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for “his steadfast commitment to confronting global challenges and his ability to effectively mobilize world leaders to do the same.” read more

UN to distribute seed tools for Eritreas June planting season

“More than 60 per cent of the population – 2.3 million people – are dependent on food aid. To reduce dependency on emergency food assistance and improve the ability of rural populations to adapt to recurrent drought conditions, agricultural inputs such as seeds, farming tools, animal feed and veterinary support are also needed,” the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said.Some 27,000 drought-affected families will receive seeds for the planting season in the main farming areas of Debub, Anseba and the border region of Gash Barka as part of the FAO programmes supported by Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States, it said.”But importing seeds only solves the problem for a year or two,” said FAO’s Marco Falcone. “Promoting local production of quality seeds is the only way out of the current situation, particularly given the rather fragile agro-ecology of Eritrea, the non-availability on the international market of adapted varieties and the current poor quality of local seeds.”The FAO Emergency Unit in Eritrea has rehabilitated 12 veterinary clinics inside the temporary security zone along the border with Ethiopia, which were seriously damaged during the conflict that ended in 2000. Although Eritrea and Ethiopia signed a peace agreement in December 2000, tensions remain over their disputed border.FAO said it has distributed 400 tons of wheat bran to feed animals belonging to around 2,300 families who were displaced during the 1998-2000 conflict, but have now returned to their villages in Gash Barka.Eritrea also has a problem with labour. With large numbers of men doing compulsory national and military service, there is a shortage of skilled manpower. “In some areas, more than 50 per cent of households are headed by women, who are often barred from agricultural activities, such as ploughing,” Mr. Falcone said. read more

Football No 9 Ohio State decimates Illinois 5214 on senior day

Ohio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell runs after a catch in the first half of the Buckeyes’ victory against Illinois on Nov. 18. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorPlaying their final home game in Ohio Stadium, Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett and 18 other seniors ran roughshod on Illinois. The Fighting Illini seemed powerless to stop an Ohio State offense, which dropped 38 points before the starting unit was subbed out with six minutes to go in the second quarter. By that time, the Illini offense had accumulated just 25 yards.“It’s not a goodbye because we have a lot of ball in front of us,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “But it was an opportunity for our seniors to tip their hat to the class, best fans in the land.”The Buckeyes’ first-team offense retook the field after defensive back Ahmari Hayes picked up backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ fumble and returned it 54 yards for Illinois’ first score of the game. But after a 12-yard tight end Marcus Baugh touchdown reception, the starters headed to the bench for a final time as No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) coasted to a 52-14 victory against Illinois (2-9, 0-9 Big Ten) Saturday at Ohio Stadium.The victory clinched the Big Ten East for Ohio State and set up a matchup between the Buckeyes and Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship on Dec. 2.“The message in the locker room was get out and get out fast,” redshirt senior center Billy Price said. “Take care of the ball, execute at a high level. We had a good game plan going in, we knew what they were going to do.”In his final home game, Barrett completed 11-of-19 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown, an 11-yard pass to sophomore wideout Binjimen Victor, gave him 100 passing touchdowns, making him the first quarterback in program history to reach the century mark. Barrett added five rushes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Ohio State’s offense racked up 543 yards, surpassing the 500-yard mark for the ninth time this season.Victor caught a second touchdown later in the game when Haskins hit him for a 21-yard score in the left side of the end zone. Redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell caught three passes for a team-leading 59 yards. He also took a reverse for 44 yards.Redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber led the team with 11 carries for 108 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown for Ohio State’s first score of the game and a 43-yard touchdown dash later in the first quarter. The Buckeyes scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter, a feat the Illini have not achieved once the entire season. Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins added 12 rushes for 51 yards and a 1-yard touchdown rush.“I will continue to tell y’all, if you get the running game going, everything else opens up,” Price said.Meyer attributed much of the ground-game improvement to the offensive line.“Most improved unit on our team,” Meyer said. “The leadership, the cohesiveness of that group led by their unit leader, [offensive line] coach [Greg Studrawa], has been very noticeable. It was not the strength of our team a year ago. It’s the strength of our team right now. We all know that teams that go to compete with what’s coming up down the road, you have to have a powerful offensive line. The Illinois offense stood no chance against the Buckeyes, either. The Illini accumulated just 105 yards, less yards than in any single game since at least 2000. The visiting team did not pick up a first-down until running back Dre Brown rushed 10 yards to move the chains with 3:37 remaining in the first half.“Defense was dominant,” Meyer said, succinctly. “They did what they had to do.”Ohio State ended the first quarter with 28 points, while the Illini had just 16 yards. The only statistical category Illinois held an advantage in was penalty yards. The visitors were penalized four times for 30 yards in the opening quarter, while the Buckeyes were not flagged.Haskins went 5-for-8 for 77 yards, including one touchdown. He also rushed eight times for 23 yards. The Buckeyes will look to extend its win streak in the final regular-season game of the season when they take on Michigan at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. read more

British boy aged 8 becomes worlds youngest to be fitted with bionic

“As soon as he put on the arm he realised what to do, it was immediate. It will change his life.” An eight-year-old boy is the world’s youngest person to be fitted with a bionic ‘hero arm’ – and celebrated by eating his favourite burger with two hands for the first time.Freddie Cook was given his new arm days before his eighth birthday and was thrilled to be able to pick up his beloved hamburger – with added ketchup – at his birthday party.The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot do.The device weighs less than a bag of sugar and has enabled active Freddie – who was born without a right hand – to be able to grip the handlebars of his favourite scooter and climb with his friends.He has even enjoyed playing with a toy with his pet dog Lacie.Last week, he carried both his book bag and lunchbox out of the school gates – shouting to his mum, Suzy Cook, ‘Look what I can do now mum!’Suzy, 42, said the device has completely changed the life of her son.She said: “It is brilliant. Freddie has become much more conscious about his hand recently so this is incredible, he really wanted to be able to eat a burger just like all of his friends. Freddie Cook 8, who was born with out a right hand is now the world's youngest recipient of a bionic hero arm “Freddie shook my hand almost straight away, it worked immediately. It was such an incredible moment.”He came up to me recently and said ‘Mum, I can be like everybody else now’. It is his new normality.”Freddie, from Bracknell, Berks., celebrated his birthday at a trampoline park before going to the cinema and to eat his favourite burger.He has spent the past three weeks learning how to make new movements with his hand.Suzy, a beautician, said: “At first his school were a little sceptical because he had apparently told his friends the arm would have lasers on, which is funny.”However, when they realised what it was all about, they have been brilliant.”We’re overwhelmed with how well everything has turned out.”Samantha Payne, co-founder and COO at Open Bionics said: “We’re incredibly excited to fit eight year old Freddie with our smallest ever bionic arm.”With the Hero Arm, we wanted to create a bionic technology that was very advanced but also available, democratically, to the masses.”As the world’s youngest user of a multi-grip bionic arm, Freddie is a tech pioneer.”  “She could do so much with her hands. I never thought at that stage anything could be done because of his age.”When I found out Open Bionics decided to take him on as the youngest in the world I could not believe it.” Freddie has been described as a ‘tech pioneer’ by Open Bionics – the company who create the ‘hero arms’ – as the world’s youngest user of a multi-grip bionic arm.When Freddie was born Suzy was told by private doctors it would be ‘over 20 years’ before technology became available which could replicate the movements of fingers.However, Freddie’s dream was fitted with the bionic limb on March 28 – two days before his eighth birthday.The budding youngster had tried a prosthetic hand in the past but Suzy described it as ‘doll-like’ with no movement.Finally Suzy spotted Tilly Lockey – a 12-year-old girl who is the ambassador for Open Bionics and recipient of two ‘hero’ arms – on Good Morning Britain and realised this prosthetic was exactly what her son needed.She said: “We had already begun the process of looking into private options but I remember spotting Tilly on television. Freddie Cook 8, who was born with out a right hand is now the world’s youngest recipient of a bionic hero armCredit:SWNS “I love that I can high five everyone and shake my mum’s hand”.Suzy said Freddie had started to become ‘conscious’ of not having a right hand as he grew older.She added: “As he grew up it wasn’t too much of an issue and he got by.”In recent years as he has got older, Freddie started to notice it more and he became a bit more conscious he didn’t have a right hand like everybody else.”Suzy couldn’t believe how quickly Freddie began to use the arm.She said: “We were all chatting away in the room when he first put it on.”Within about a minute, Freddie had worked out how to make the ‘blah blah blah’ sign with his fingers which we all thought was so funny. Freddie, who lives with Suzy, his sister Megan, 12, and Suzy’s fiancee Nathan Darlick, 43, was fitted with the £10k arm – self-funded by his family – at the end of March 2019.Speaking about his new arm, the brave boy said: “I was so excited to use my new arm.”It has let me do loads of new things with my friends and play like anyone else.”I used to have to use an old prosthetic arm which linked me to my scooter handlebars but now I can grip it like anyone else. The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot doCredit:SWNS Freddie Cook was given his ‘hero arm’ days before his eighth birthday Credit:swns Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot do Freddie Cook was given his 'hero arm' days before his eighth birthday  read more

Atletico Madrid – THW Kiel in the Final of the VELUX EHF

atletico madridchampions leagueEHFFuchse BerlinkobenhavnTHW Kiel Atletico Madrid is the second finalist of this years Champions League. After an exciting game against AG Kobenhavn, in which the Danish team dominated thoroughout most of the match, the Spaniards however managed to make it to the victory with 25-23, thanks mostly to Lazarov’s 11 goals in this game, in which he promotes himself seriously for this year’s EHF F4 MVP.The first 10 minutes saw a very close game, with neither team making a big goal difference, the score being 4-3 for AGK. The first two-goal lead for AGK is through Ekberg for 6-4, followed by another Ekberg goal, this time from penalty, sees AGK moving to 7-4 lead. AGK keep up the pressure, and it’s 10-6 in the 20th minute. Atletico fight back to see the AGK lead down to 2 in the 23rd minute, 12-10 for AGK. At the end of the first half the score stands at AGK 15 ATM 12.Atletico opens the 2nd half with a goal from Lazarov, but AGK responds through Stefansson. A strong display from Abalo and Lazarov see Atletico get to only 1 goal negative, 17-16 for AGK. Short joy, as Hansen makes it 18-16, and Ekberg back to +3, 19-16. Three goals by Lazarov from penalty and it’s 19-19 in the 43rd minute. After Hombrados saves a shot from Hansen but Atletico fail to capitalize and take the lead, Stefansson punishes that with another AGK lead 20-19. In the 49th minute, Atletico finally take the lead after the beginning of the game with 21-20 now, and with Lazarov’s 11th – the lead is steady at 22-21. Canellas scores for 23-21 and AGK call for a timeout. Little changes, and Atletico go up to 24-21, Sterbik being brilliant on the goal. Now it’s Dushebayev’s turn to call a timeout, but it turns against him, as AGK get as close as 1 goal negative in 57th minute. AGK makes offensive foul later in one of the last attacks in the 59th minute, and Canellas scores for +2 for Atletico with 30 seconds remaining and Atletico wins the game 25-23. ← Previous Story THW Kiel to the final of EHF VELUX F4!!! Next Story → EHF F4 BLOG: Antonio Carlos Ortega “The people wanted handball” read more

Geek deals 60 off Samsung 830 256GB SSD

first_imgWhile we have seen huge price drops on SSDs in 2012, they have mostly been on the smaller 60-120GB capacities. While these are great for the average user, and perfect if you have a system that can support a standard HDD for extra capacity, us laptop users especially have a need for high capacity SSDs.Samsung’s 830 series SSDs are some of the most desired models on the market today. They go head-to-head with the popular Intel drives and mostly trade back and forth with their strengths and weaknesses. The 830 excels in offering strong performance and great reliability at an affordable price, much like the Intel SSDs.The model on sale here will work in most any laptop, though older laptops that lack SATA III support won’t see the full benefit of the high sustained transfer speeds of the 830, which Samsung quotes as 520 MB/s read and 400 MB/s write. This kit doesn’t come with a mounting plate needed to put the 2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch desktop bay, but you can easily acquire those for around $10.The combination of the highly desired Samsung 830 and in a large 256GB capacity makes this deal especially hot. It’s also especially limited, ending today. While starting with an MSRP around $239.99, Tiger Direct is offering the MZ-7PC256B model with $40 instant savings, a $10 coupon code, and a $10 mail-in rebate to bring the price down to $179.99, plus approximately $2 shipping. This is the lowest price currently available by $20 and $10 less than our last mention of this popular drive.Click here to get the deal from Tiger Direct. Apply coupon code GHX71608 in shopping cart. Download mail-in rebate form here. This deal expires midnight September 26 or sooner.Miss this deal? Find more hot SSD deals at LogicBuy.last_img read more

Dengue lépidémie atteint un niveau record aux Antilles

first_imgDengue : l’épidémie atteint un niveau record aux AntillesAntilles – Avec plus de 5.000 cas “cliniquement évocateurs” ces deux dernières semaines en Guadeloupe et en Martinique, le pic épidémique atteint un seuil jamais enregistré.Le virus de la dengue, une maladie également appelée “petit palu” et transmis par un petit moustique, sévit avec une force sans précédent dans toute la Caraïbe et en Amérique du Sud. Elle présente également une virulence rare en Jamaïque, au Surinam, au Honduras, à la Dominique, à Saint-Martin, Sainte-Lucie ainsi qu’en Martinique et en Guadeloupe.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ces deux dernières îles ont enregistré respectivement plus de 2.600 et 2.900 cas ces deux dernières semaines. Le dernier record recensé date de 2007 avec un pic épidémique à 2.700 cas en Guadeloupe. Un seuil largement dépassé cette année, et qui semble devoir être largement revu à la hausse dans les semaines à venir.Chaque année, la dengue hémorragique provoque 20.000 morts à travers le monde. Depuis le début 2010, l’épidémie a déjà fait neuf décès en Martinique et deux en Guadeloupe. A Paris, la Direction générale de la santé s’est dit prête à envoyer des renforts médicaux en outremer.Le 11 août 2010 à 11:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

PM Minnis Presented National Athletic Gear from the BAAAs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Nassau – The BAAAs presented Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis with a complete set of national athletic gear at the Office of the Prime Minister in a courtesy call on September 27, 2017.The Prime Minister is pictured chatting at the presentation with BAAA President Rosamunde Carey, centre, and Bahamian sprint Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson.(Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Related Items:last_img

Chiswick Park launches lunch hour summer events programme

first_imgChiswick Park Enjoy-Work is kicking off its annual summer events programme for employees of the 45 organisations on site, including Aker Solutions, Discovery, PepsiCo, and Starbucks.The 8,000-strong business community, based in London, will host events every Friday lunch hour, with the aim of increasing staff wellbeing and productivity, and to encourage employees to enjoy work.Planned events include a live animal petting zoo, a sandy beach, zip wire activities, a tea party, global cuisine experience, a bake-off and an Olympic Games-themed event. The programme will also include a summer concert and outdoor cinema experience.The programme will run between 20 May and 16 September 2016.Gareth Bain, head of brand at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, said: “The summer events programme is designed to supercharge the lunch hour and boost employee happiness and productivity. At Enjoy-Work we have established a tangible link between a great working environment and commercial success for tenants including Starbucks, PepsiCo, Paramount and Discovery.”last_img read more

Bustruck collision leaves 4 dead

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloFour people were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Rajbari sadar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.One of the deceased is Asma Khatun Doli, daughter of a certain Abdul Majed of Satkhira while identities of three others could not be known immediately.Witnesses said a Dhaka-bound Green Bangla Paribahan bus collided with the truck in Aladipur Jamai Pagoler Mazar area in the morning.Rajbari sadar police station officer-in-charge Swapon Kumar Mazumder said police visited the spot and sent the injured to Rajbari Sadar Hospital and Faridpur Medical College and Hospital.The drivers of the bus and the truck fled the scene, he added.last_img

From Batarang to Mjolnir a look at the Nvidia Shield prototypes

first_imgThe Shield handheld was a completely new thought from Nvidia. They took their brand new hardware platform and decided to do something unique with it, ending up with a not-quite-pocketable gadget capable of some serious gaming. You may wonder how it is that Nvidia came to the final design of the hardware currently on store shelves, and thanks to Nvidia we now know.It started with a hand soldered design that was affectionately referred to as the Batarang, according to Nvidia’s Kevin Bruckert. A close examination of the board shows that this machine was indeed cobbled together by hand, with wires running along the top of the board and everything loosely in place.“Believe it or not, I actually played a few games on this” Bruckert explained as he showed off the hardware. It even still booted Android, though the battery wasn’t expected to last very long and the software was very far from the current official build. There was no touchscreen in this model, but the display had clearly already been shaped to match the design they were going for with the final product. The clever nickname comes from the shape of the main board itself, which does in fact resemble a batarang.The next iteration of this design was a little more polished, but still very much in pieces. By the second stage of the hardware design, Nvidia had discovered a problem. Initially, the plan was to have the Tegra 4 rest on the underside of the main board, with all of the buttons and speakers occupying space up top.It turns out this wasn’t a winning strategy, as some users would smash the buttons too hard and occasionally warp the main board in the process. The repeated flexing of the board would cause damage to the pins holding the Tegra 4 in place, which would cause the devices to fail after extended periods of heavy use. With that, the second batarang design was retired for a design that would allow the processor to live on the top side of the board.The rest of project Mjolnir (Shield’s project codename) is public knowledge. The casing for the Shield unit that was designed and demonstrated at CES was determined to be awkward and uncomfortable for most users, causing one last design change that is now the final revision and consumer version of the gaming platform.The reference device for this final design is a unique piece of hardware that is sprawled out on a metal rack that Nvidia calls the Spider. This unit has all of the same physical pieces as an off-the-shelf Shield unit, just stretched out for everyone to see.It’s quite impressive to see the process Nvidia went through in designing their game system. They clearly had several goals in mind with the design, and it seems to have taken them very few iterations in order to reach their final goal.The process from physical prototype to final design was likely many many steps, but the ability to test their hardware in such a disassembled state must have made it easier to figure out the best way to cram such a powerful device into the relatively small frame that is Shield. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Shield Batarang 1Shield Batarang 1SHIELD Batarang 2 topSHIELD Batarang 2SHIELD Batarang heatsinkSHIELD Batarang layoutSHIELD Batarang topSHIELD Batarang HeatsinkSHIELD CES PrototypeSHIELD Spider wiringSHIELD Spider topSHIELD Spiderlast_img read more

Power dept finalises DPL restructure plan

first_imgKolkata: The state Power department has finalised the restructure plan for Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), a loss-making power utility, and has already forwarded the merger plan to the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) for its approval.”We have finalised the restructure plan for DPL. The detailed plan has been sent to the ERC for its nod,” state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said. The minister informed that DPL will be divided into three parts. The transmission will be taken up by the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) and the distribution will be looked after by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) while the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) will take care of the generation part. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Power department will offer Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to the employees. Those who will not opt for VRS will be posted at other similar units under the state government. “We will ensure that nobody who is willing to continue work lose his job. We will try to place all of them in Durgapur area itself as the employees have been working in the district for many years and it will be difficult for them to relocate to other places,” a senior official of the department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear in Durgapur in last year November that DPL cannot be saved without reconstruction. She added that the land belonging to the power utility would be sold and merged with other agencies. Banerjee handed over responsibility to state Labour and Law minister Moloy Ghatak, chairman of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) Tapas Banerjee, local MLA Biswanath Parial and Durgapur Mayor Dilip Agasthy to speed up the process of restructuring of DPL in association with the state Power department. The state Cabinet had sanctioned the merger of DPL in November 2017 after it was found that the power utility was having a negative net worth with its liabilities exceeding its assets plus shareholders equity amounting to almost Rs 1,000 crore. The losses have been to the tune of around Rs 200 crore every fiscal for a decade. It may be mentioned that with a total capacity of 660 MW, the state-owned DPL has been one of the most important industrial units in the Durgapur-Asansol belt. DPL has nearly 3,000 odd employees in its payrolls.last_img read more

Margot Talks to answer all your questions about gender and identiy

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Growing up Margot Fink was the only bi, trans and biracial girl at her tightknit Jewish school in Australia. Australian trans advocate Margot Fink is the host of the new web series Margot Talks. | Photo: Facebook Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : ‘So that’s what I’ve tried to focus on and work from, what did I want to know and need to hear when I was still figuring everything out?’Margot has the answersFink is constantly writing ideas down for what she wants to talk about on her web series and not too much is off limits.Created entirely by volunteers the Margot Talks hopes to tackle topics like; coming out and transitioning, dating as a trans person, what going on hormones is actually like, making public spaces inclusive, and the different ways religion and cultural diversity can intersect with being LGBTI.‘In part it’s definitely my own lived experience, as well as talking to other people like me. Over the past seven years I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many amazing people through my work,’ she said.‘And the big lesson I’ve learned out of all of that is if you’re looking for an expert on any topic, you have to start with the people that have lived it.’Why you should watch Margot TalksMargot Talks gives people the ‘primer to be the awesome ally that makes a difference in other peoples lives’.‘I think watching and sharing videos like these is important, because it helps make a more inclusive world for those around us,’ she said.‘Even if you’re not same gender attracted, or trans, or a person of colour, and so on, you never know when someone may come into your life who is.‘And that person might need support, or a bit of guidance, and most of all understanding.’New Margot Talks videos will come out regularly on Facebook and YouTube.As time goes on – and with hopes of a bigger budget – Fink release new videos more often. People can contributed to her Patreon here.International Women’s DayThe first Margot Talks was released on International Women’s Day and discusses what it means to be a woman.Watch it now:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) When it came to asking questions – let alone finding answers – about gender and sexuality she had nowhere to go.‘I didn’t know anyone quite like me,’ Fink told Gay Star News.‘Trying to figure out sexuality and gender and finding a place in my community left me with a lot of questions and no clear place to seek answers.’Her original lack of knowledge has not stopped Fink from being an trailblazer for LGBTI – especially trans – youth.Fink, 23, has been an active advocate for the community for seven year. At the age of 19 she was named a Young Victorian of the Year finalist.Her resume is impressive; she was a driving force behind All Of Us, the first government-approved LGBTI teaching resource in Australia.Fink has worked at the LGBTI youth organization Minus18 and she helped lead the trans youth group YGender. For a long time she also did LGBTI advocacy work with the Victorian Government and Police.She was on the steering committee of Safe Schools Australia, who pioneered a world-leading resource to help LGBTI people in schools.All of this when she was barely out of her teens.Something newFink took a break from advocacy, but is now back with a fun webseries.She’s out on a mission to help the world understand gender and identity and her Margot Talks series does just that.‘A lot of information out there can be pretty complex or inaccessible if you’re not familiar with the terms and concepts already,’ she said.‘I wanted to create videos that still cover all the important stuff and are inclusive, but distill that down in a way that anyone can watch and find easy to access.last_img read more

AirAsia boosts flights between Malaysia Australia Bali

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L AirAsia said today AirAsia X would increase the number of flights between Malaysia and Australia from July 1, while Air Asia will ramp up flights to Bali from June.The budget carrier currently operates one daily direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne and between Kuala Lumpur and Perth.From July, it will double the services, flying twice daily between the destinations, totalling to 14 weekly flights.AirAsia will also increase its frequency from Bali to Perth from 1 June this year, increasing from two to three direct daily flights.  “Loads have been consistently strong year-round on all Australian services” said AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani. “This has given us the confidence to increase our capacity particularly on Melbourne and Perth routes and as we grow our network and expand aggressively in India.”  To celebrate the additional frequencies, AirAsia is offering special all-in fares on the routes available for booking from today until 18 April.last_img read more

Tourism Accommodation Australia welcomes new member

first_imgAustralian hotel company Mantra Group has joined Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) with Mantra chief executive officer Bob East set to join the Board of TAA from 1 September.With Mantra Group becoming their newest member, TAA will now represent 24 of Australia’s major accommodation chains, with over 800 members in the industry.In recent years, Mantra Group has been the fastest growing hotel group in Australia with a current portfolio of more than 114 hotels, resorts and retreats operating under the Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree brands and located in every Australian capital city as well as many of the country’s premier resort and regional destinations.“It’s a very significant advantage for us to have Mantra Group join TAA,” said TAA chairman Tony South.“Mantra is one of the most diverse operators in the country with a quality brand collection and extensive coverage across Australia and we believe that with their full involvement added to our existing members, TAA will play an even stronger role in advocating on behalf of the industry.”Mantra CEO Bob East, who has been key in expanding the Mantra Group from 41 properties since he joined in 2006 to more than 114 today, said he is delighted to be joining the TAA board.“Mantra Group will now become an active participant in working hard to promote the very tangible benefits this industry delivers now and to capitalise on its incredible future potential,” said East.Bob East joins TAA, chaired by Tony South and comprising of hotel leaders; Peter Crinis (Crown), Bill Edwards (IHG), Ashley Spencer (Hilton), Iqbal Jumabhoy (Silver Needle), Nigel Greenaway (Eureka), Sean Hunt (Starwood), Robert Dawson (Hyatt), Trent Fraser (Choice), Barry Robinson (Wyndham), Peter Hurley (AHA) and Rodger Powell (TAA).Source = ETB News: LB Mantra Group CEO, Bob Eastlast_img read more