Prolifération dalgues bleues dans le lac Torment

first_imgOn demande aux résidents et aux visiteurs de la région d’East Dalhousie, dans le comté de Kings, de ne pas nager dans le lac Torment ou de consommer l’eau de ce lac et de toute étendue d’eau liée en raison d’une prolifération possible d’algues bleues. Bien que le risque pour la santé soit relativement faible, il vaut mieux éviter tout contact avec l’eau à titre de précaution. La prolifération d’algues bleues a lieu naturellement, et ces algues peuvent produire des toxines. Il faut éviter de boire l’eau ou d’utiliser l’eau pour préparer ou cuire des aliments, ou pour se brosser les dents. Les toxines ne sont pas éliminées en faisant bouillir l’eau. Les symptômes liés à la consommation d’eau contenant des algues bleues incluent des douleurs abdominales, la diarrhée, des vomissements et la nausée. Il n’est pas recommandé d’utiliser l’eau pour les loisirs, ou pour se laver. Le contact direct avec les toxines produites par les algues bleues peut causer l’irritation de la peau et des yeux. Si les symptômes persistent plus de quelques jours, consultez un fournisseur de soins de santé. Dans la mesure du possible, ne laissez pas les animaux de compagnie ou autres consommer l’eau ou nager dans l’eau où des algues bleues sont présentes. Des renseignements supplémentaires sont disponibles aux liens www.novascotia.ca/nse/water/docs/BlueGreenAlgae.pdf et http://novascotia.ca/dhw/environmental/blue-green-algae.asp (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Canadian PM Trudeau says gender equality under attack

first_imgVancouver: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said gender equality is “under attack,” and warned of declining women’s rights, at a major conference on the subject. “Progress can backslide. We’re seeing it happen. Gender equality is under attack. And I can only imagine how hard it is to be a feminist on the frontlines,” he said in an opening address to the Women Deliver conference in Vancouver. “Individuals and interest groups are trying to roll back women’s rights,” Trudeau said without giving names. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’ He warned that “politicians are giving into the pressure, shamefully campaigning to undo women’s hard-won victories.” The three-day Vancouver conference has brought together 8,000 participants including leaders, activists, academics and journalists from 150 countries to discuss gender equality. Trudeau has made the issue a priority of his government, which faces parliamentary elections in October. After taking office in 2015 he formed a cabinet with equal numbers of male and female ministers. Earlier on Monday, Trudeau attended the unveiling of a report that concluded that perhaps thousands of indigenous women were victims of endemic violence that amounted to “genocide.” The day before, his government announced funding of Can 300 million (US 223 million) for women’s rights organizations in Canada and overseas.last_img read more

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to revisit Air Canada retirement age issue

first_imgTORONTO – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will be revisiting the issue of whether Air Canada was wrong to force some pilots to retire at age 60.A decision publicly released on Friday says the tribunal will hold another hearing to determine whether the airline had the right to force 45 pilots to retire at an age it deemed to be the industry standard.The decision says the case originally had 97 complainants, but 52 of them will not have their retirement age scrutinized by the tribunal.The issue of retirement age for Air Canada pilots has come up both at the tribunal and in federal court numerous times in the past decade.Two cases with different complainants, but similar arguments, were ruled upon by the tribunal, reviewed in federal court, then ultimately dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal.The tribunal says the 52 pilots whose retirement dates were covered by the previous cases will not be included in the new hearing, but says it will hear arguments from the remaining 45 whose retirement dates fall outside of the timeline covered by the other cases.A lawyer representing the majority of the pilots expects the new tribunal hearing will get underway in early 2018.Raymond Hall said he welcomed the latest development in the highly complex case.“We’ve been at it for 12 years,” he said Friday in an interview. “It’s no small thing.”The new tribunal hearing will unfold against the complicated backdrop of both the two past cases as well as changes in federal law.In 2011, as part of an omnibus bill, the then Conservative government passed a law forbidding federally regulated companies such as Air Canada to enforce a mandatory retirement age on its employees. The law went into effect in December 2012.Prior to that legislation, the issue of retirement age at Air Canada had been hotly contested on at least two occasions at the tribunal.The first case, named the Vilven/Kelly matter after its two plaintiffs, challenged Air Canada’s imposition of a mandatory retirement age of 60 for pilots forced to stop working between 2003 and 2005.Despite an initially favourable ruling from the tribunal, the case was challenged in federal court and ultimately quashed by the Court of Appeal.The second case, dubbed Thwaites/Adamson, involved 70 plaintiffs who retired between 2005 and 2009.That, too, received contradictory rulings from the tribunal and federal courts before ultimately being dismissed by the Court of Appeal.In both cases, Hall sought leave to bring the cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, but that leave was denied.The third and most recent group of complainants, referred to as Bailie et al, had retirement dates ranging from June 2004 to February 2012.Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association, which represents the thousands of people who man aircraft for the country’s largest airline, had filed a motion to dismiss the Bailey complaint.Their primary rationale, according to the decision, was the fact that the issues at hand had been rehashed before in the two previous cases.Adjudicator David Thomas wrote in the decision that this held true for the 52 pilots who had retired before 2010, but that the 45 who retired after that date had not yet had a chance to air their grievances.While describing the possibility as improbable, he conceded that there may have been changes in the industry during those years that would make the forced retirement discriminatory on the basis of age.“While I am sympathetic to the respondents’ arguments that it is ‘highly improbable’ that a meaningful change to the material facts affecting the normal age of retirement occurred during the short period after Dec. 31, 2009 until the last Bailie complainant reached the age of 60 in February of 2012, I have not been provided with satisfactory information that there were no changes in the industry,” he wrote. “…it is not the role of the tribunal to speculate whether certain evidence may or may not exist. The tribunal has no investigatory powers and has no material evidence before it for the younger complainants. It is the right and the obligation of the parties to present that evidence to the tribunal in a quasi-judicial forum.”-Follow @mich_mcq on Twitterlast_img read more

Men removed from Vegasbound jet in Winnipeg have been released without charges

first_imgWINNIPEG – The RCMP confirm that five British men who were removed from a Thomas Cook Airlines flight that diverted to Winnipeg on the weekend have been released without charges.The men had been on a flight from Manchester to Las Vegas on Saturday morning when the airline said the crew landed the plane in Winnipeg due to some passengers’ “disruptive behaviour.”RCMP took the men off the aircraft in handcuffs and arrested them for mischief and causing a disturbance.A video posted on the Daily mail’s web site shows passengers cheering, and some of the men swearing, as police and border security officers removed them from the plane.There was no immediate word if they’ll face arrest when they return to the UK.The plane continued on from Winnipeg to Las Vegas later Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

HBO ORDERS DAMON LINDELOFS WATCHMEN TO SERIES

first_imgHBO revealed today that it has ordered the drama series WATCHMEN, slated for a 2019 premiere. Based on the acclaimed comic books of the same name, the series is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, and embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.Nothing ever ends. #WatchmenHBO #DamonLindelof pic.twitter.com/ioJU0dQipw— HBO (@HBO) August 17, 2018In a letter posted on Instagram last May, Damon Lindelof (LOST, THE LEFTOVERS) offered some insight into the new series telling fans: “the show will not be a re-telling of the story from the graphic novel, but rather a new story in the same world with new characters set in the present day. Some of the characters will be unknown. New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising yet familiar set of eyes…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.Damon Lindelof is executive producer and writer. Nicole Kassell is executive producer and pilot director. Tom Spezialy is executive producer. Stephen Williams is executive producer and director. Joseph Iberti is executive producer.WATCHMEN is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC. Twitterlast_img read more

Production Begins on New Original Drama REX – Coming to Citytv in

first_imgStarring John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson, Rex’s partner; Mayko Nguyen as chief of forensics Sarah Truong; Enrico Colantoni as Superintendent Joseph De Luca; and Diesel (a Canadian Kennel Club Grand Champion) as Rex.“We have wanted to make Rex for a number of years and are overjoyed to now be making this with our partners Rogers Media, Pope Productions, and Beta Film, and in beautiful Newfoundland,” said Christina Jennings, Executive Producer,REX / Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury. “The original series was a ratings hit around the world and we think Canadian and international audiences will delight in the antics of Charlie and Rex.”“Rex is part of our initiative to enlarge our involvement of English language productions. We are thrilled to partner with Shaftesbury, Pope Productions, and Rogers Media, sharing the same vision for this great contemporary re-imagination and the potential for a new addition to this successful franchise. Rex has a cult following and as long-established brand it delivers a unique and steady prime-time success throughout Europe. We are convinced that we can build on the extensive fan-base and enlarge its footprint internationally, especially in North America,” said Oliver Bachert, Beta Film EVP International Sales and Acquisitions.Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd. produces REX in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media, and Beta Film GmbH. Beta Film GmbH holds worldwide distribution rights. Produced with the participation of the Newfoundlandand Labrador Film Development Corporation, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund.“Pope Productions is thrilled to partner with Shaftesbury along with Canadian broadcaster Citytv and international distributor Beta Film to bring the production of REX to Newfoundland and Labrador. We’ve assembled a stellar team and are looking forward to filming throughout St. John’s. This city is a great place to shoot. The crews here are of the highest calibre, our post-production house NIFCO boasts state-of-the-art technology, the scenery is unbeatable, and our hospitality is legendary. We’re very grateful for support from municipal, provincial and federal governments, who recognize the significant economic and cultural contribution the film and television industry makes to our community,” said Paul Pope, Executive Producer, REX / Principal, Pope ProductionsREX is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Paul Pope, Ken Cuperus, and Avrum Jacobson, followed by Laura Harbin as Supervising Producer, Julie Lacey as Producer, and Lisa Porter as Associate Producer. Friedemann Goez and Oliver Bachert are Executive Producers from Beta Film GmbH. Episodes are written by Showrunners Ken Cuperus, Paul Aitken, John Callaghan, Jessie Gabe, Avrum Jacobson, Simon McNabb, and Celeste Parr. Episodes are directed by Felipe Rodriguez, Alison Reid, and John Vatcher. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, is Executive Producer, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Senior Vice President of TV & Broadcast Operations.Social MediaCitytv Website: CitytvCitytv on Twitter: @City_tvCitytv on Facebook: Facebook.com/CitytvCitytv on Instagram: @city_tvRogers Media PR on Twitter: @RogersMediaPRRogers Media PR on Instagram: @rogersmediaprAbout Citytv:Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations inToronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.About Shaftsbury:Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 12 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, two seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC and UKTV, and three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla, scripted comedy Upstairs Amy for Walmart and Interac®, and supernatural drama Inhuman Condition. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac, U by Kotex®, and RBC.About Pope Productions:Pope Productions is a St. John’s based media production company, helmed by producer Paul Pope. Recent features and MOWs include the CBC comedy A Christmas Fury and festival favourites Hunting Pignut, Beat Down and Grown Up Movie Star, which scored a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for Tatiana Maslany.  Documentaries include It’s Mental,Heavy Weather Presents, the multi award winning My Left Breast, Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic and Going the Distance. From the historical dramatic miniseries Above and Beyond, to the classic comedy Rare Birds and the outrageous series Drunk and on Drugs:The Happy Funtime Hour, Pope’s rich repertoire reflects its deep commitment to a vibrant production industry both in Newfoundland and nationally.About Beta Film:Beta Film based in Munich/Germany is one of Europe’s leading distributors of licenses rights for TV, HV, new media and theatrical with a portfolio of over 15.000 hours of program and established itself as a producer and co-producer of national and international high end drama. While the Beta Cinema portfolio comprises many Academy Award-nominated and -winning films, Kineos is responsible for licensing German-language rights to 12,000 titles. In the classical-music domain, Unitel is the global leader in the production of audiovisual music recordings, with a film stock of around 1,500 productions. The corporate group also has stakes in several national and international production companies as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959, Beta Film has been part of Jan Mojto’s company group since 2004. TORONTO , Oct. 11, 2018 – Shaftesbury, Pope Productions, and Citytv announced today that production has begun on new drama series REX (wt). Centred on the partnership between a police detective and his hardworking dog, REX is a procedural drama with a twist. Starring John Reardon (Van Helsing, Continuum), Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys, Fahrenheit 451), and Enrico Colantoni (Bad Blood, Flashpoint), the eight-episode, 60-minute series is based on the long-running, international hit series Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend. Executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Paul Pope, the series has begun shooting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will continue through December 2018.Set in St. John’s, Newfoundland, REX is an action-packed police procedural dramafocused on the partnership between a dedicated detective and his extraordinary former K9 dog. Rex and Charlie are a detective team that combine their individual skills to solve the most puzzling crimes. This is the first English-language adaptation of the highly successful European format that has aired in 125 countries around the world for 18 seasons.“Citytv is proud to add Rex to our robust slate of original series,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “Now with dramas in production from coast to coast, we are proud to be truly reflective of our unique viewers across the country with premium Canadian content that we think will connect with audiences at home and abroad.” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement (L-R): Diesel as Rex and John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson in REX (Photo by Duncan de Young for Shaftesbury; Copyright: Shaftesbury) (CNW Group/Citytv)center_img Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Got 79K Own this historic residential school in Manitoba

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Kijiji advertisement reads: Move fast. Great opportunity.From the pictures it’s a 26-acre brick school with farm buildings at a reduced price of $79,000.But what the ad doesn’t mention is the property was home to the former Birtle Indian Residential School.APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.last_img

NBC LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships ad time

NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network’s platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028.The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to the United States for the first time in 32 years.NBC paid $7.75 billion for rights to broadcast the Olympics from 2022 through 2032, while the group organizing the 2028 Los Angeles Games has taken over the U.S. Olympic Committee’s marketing arm through those Olympics.LA 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman said the new arrangement provides “simplicity and clarity and consistency in a market that provides very little of it in any medium.”Part of LA 2028’s agreement with the USOC was that it would provide the federation $488 million from 2021 through 2028 in exchange for essentially taking over Olympic marketing in the United States through the Los Angeles Games.The deal with NBC provides the organizing committee a chance to “de-risk” — Wasserman’s word — some of its obligations to the city, the USOC and the International Olympic Committee by entering sponsorship deals that will presumably become more valuable because they’ll include ad time on NBC’s Olympic-based shows.It also eliminates one of the gripes some Team USA sponsors had in the past: that signing on with the USOC did not guarantee them opportunity to place ads on NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.The network, meanwhile, could find ways through the deal to reach new sponsors and offer more value in a changing media climate. In 1996, NBC aired 171 hours of the Atlanta Games on a single network. In 2016, NBC offered 6,755 hours of coverage via live-streaming and 11 networks that aired 2,084 hours.“Together, we’re building what’s never been available before — the chance to be an exclusive partner of a monumental global movement for the next decade,” said Linda Yaccarino, NBC Universal’s chair of ad sales and client partnerships.In 1984, Peter Ueberroth led an LA Games that showed how a city could leverage marketing opportunities, which in turn helped transform the Olympics into the colossus they are today. Wasserman, who has been in the business of sports and entertainment marketing for decades, said he was looking to help Los Angeles again reimagine the Olympic blueprint.“I get paid to do this every day at my job,” he said. “This was a unique opportunity to enact a business structure that, frankly, the marketplace was asking for.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsEddie Pells, The Associated Press read more

New business owners find its a mistake to work for free

NEW YORK — It’s a situation many new business owners land in — they’re so anxious to find customers and clients that they work for little or no money. Or take on projects they don’t like.These owners hope to get referrals, build a portfolio or get photos and testimonials for their websites. Instead, they wind up with a lot of grief and regrets.Elise Gelwicks recalls feeling desperate for clients when she started InternView early last year. Gelwicks, who helps companies create internship programs, hoped that working without pay would allow her to make connections and lead her to paying clients.“People who were interested wouldn’t pay me, and I said, OK, I’ll do it for free. I needed the experience,” says Gelwicks, who is based in Chicago. But not only was there no pay, she wasn’t doing the work she wanted — she found herself helping companies recruit interns.Many owners find that clients who get cut-rate or free work aren’t grateful, and may in the end devalue the service or finished product. These clients may take advantage of a new owner and keep making more demands, since they don’t have to worry about running up a bill.“Underpricing is probably the biggest mistake most companies make,” says Laura Willett, a business consultant and lecturer at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. “The perception is that your product doesn’t have any value.”Conversely, owners find when they set a price that’s in line with what other companies charge, prospective clients and customers take them more seriously.Gelwicks spent six frustrating months trying to turn no- or low-fee work into a growing business, and finally one day asked herself, “Where is this getting me?” She decided it was time to start charging what she knew she was worth.“It was terrifying. I went through a period where I didn’t have clients,” she says. But she did find companies that needed the services she wanted to provide, and InternView is now growing.Liz Mally found misery in doing work purely for the sake of building a portfolio.“I was taking on pretty much any client I could get, regardless of budget or style, in hopes of gaining experience and getting my name out there,” says Mally, owner of LPF, a floral design company in Detroit. That included corporate clients who wanted dyed flowers in flashy arrangements, not the elegant, understated creations that are Mally’s specialty.“I absolutely dreaded every second of the design process. I also didn’t want to share any photos of my work because it didn’t fit my esthetic, which is the primary way I market my business,” Mally says.Some individual clients also wanted arrangements Mally didn’t want to do. She learned to ask a lot of questions up front when contacted by a prospect.“That helps me understand ahead of time if they’d be a good fit,” she says.Some owners get lessons in good business practices from the anxiety-driven mistakes they make early on. Kenny Klein, co-owner of the public relations firm JAKK Media, recalls clients who kept asking him for more work but didn’t pay anything extra. Part of the problem was their written agreement — it didn’t provide for rate increases if more work was requested.“Since I was afraid of losing their business, I complied more often than not,” says Klein, whose company is based in New York. “This resulted in a tough relationship where their expectations continued to increase and I was very poorly compensated for my time.”After being caught in this bind several times, Klein started requiring clients to sign specific agreements about how much work would be done, and how he’d be paid if more was needed.When V. Michael Santoro started his digital marketing company, he used several methods including the barter system — trading his services for another owner’s — to bring in his first clients. But he found that many saw little value in what he had to offer, even though his work made their companies more visible on the internet.Santoro, co-founder of Tampa Bay, Florida-based Vaetas, realized he needed to say no to some prospects.“We needed to communicate what our value was and back away if it wasn’t accepted. That’s the biggest lesson, know your own value,” he says.The excitement of signing her first clients made it hard for Krysta Monet to see red flags, including the haggling one client did before the contract was signed. The client also wanted to micromanage her work. Payments were not only late, but it took eight days for checks to clear.“I was being taken advantage of and feeling extremely used and I had nothing in the contact I had written up to protect myself from what was happening,” says Monet, owner of Nine & North, a public relations firm based in Orlando, Florida.Monet’s mother, also a small business owner, told her she needed to reset the tone of the relationship. “You need to control the situation now before it gets out of control,” her mother told her.So Monet got the client on the phone and set a limit on how much supervision she was willing to take, and said she would not work without being paid. At the end of the contract the client left.“I’ve learned a lot and I’m very happy I got him at the beginning of my company, not later,” Monet says. “He changed my business model significantly.”_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.comJoyce M. 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ABC News says it will ask circuit court to dismiss Beef Products

ABC News says it will ask circuit court to dismiss Beef Products Inc. ‘pink slime’ lawsuit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – ABC News says it intends to ask a circuit court to dismiss a South Dakota beef processing company’s defamation lawsuit now that it has been moved from federal court.Beef Products Inc. sued for defamation over ABC’s coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.”ABC wanted the case considered by the U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls, but Judge Karen Schreier on Wednesday ordered it back to circuit court.In a statement sent Thursday, ABC News said the federal court was clear that in sending the case to state court it was not expressing any opinion on the merits of the case.BPI claims the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing the product is unhealthy and unsafe. It is seeking $1.2 billion in damages. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2013 11:42 am MDT read more

RealNetworks CEO Steps Down After a Year

first_imgNo one said Bob Kimball’s job was going to be easy when he took the reigns from RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, about a year ago. Kimball had been serving as the company’s attorney for a decade before ascending to Real’s top spot. The past decade hadn’t been particularly kind to the company, but Kimball was reportedly working to rebuild the once ubiquitous streaming media provider.And then on Monday, he stepped down, opting for a different, unspecified job–and to “spend more time with his family.” Kimball’s year was something of a continuation of the company’s slide, with sales falling 29 percent in the year.Glaser, not surprisingly, has no interest in stepping back up, but he did say some nice things about Kimball on his exit, “he’s been associated with some of Real’s most important and exciting developments…I’m hightly empathetic to the fact there comes a time when you want to step back and get on a different boat.”AdChoices广告last_img read more

iPad 2 les premiers détails dévoilés

first_imgiPad 2 : les premiers détails dévoilésL’iPad 2 devrait faire son apparition début 2011. En attendant, quelques spécificités ont été dévoilées suite au tournage d’un spot publicitaire pour la tablette tactile aux Etats-Unis.Apple n’a pas pu cacher ses secrets plus longtemps concernant l’iPad 2. La clause de confidentialité soumise aux acteurs d’un spot publicitaire tourné pour Apple n’a pas été respectée. On connait donc les détails spécifiques du prochain terminal de la firme à la pomme. La mémoire vive monte à 512 Mo et le processeur est un Cortex A9. De plus, deux caméras seront placées sur la tablette, qui aura les mêmes dimensions que la précédente. L’affichage 7 pouces restera ainsi au stade des rumeurs infondées. L’ensemble devrait être animé par l’iOS 4.2 et l’iPad 2 devrait être disponible début 2011.Le 9 novembre 2010 à 13:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La France veut améliorer la politique vaccinale dès 2013

first_imgLa France veut “améliorer” la politique vaccinale dès 2013Les autorités françaises jugent que la couverture vaccinale reste insuffisante en France. Pour la renforcer, le ministère de la Santé souhaite mettre en place un parcours vaccinal plus simple et plus facile à suivre, dès 2013.Le “programme national d’amélioration de la politique vaccinale 2012-2017” passe par une simplification du “calendrier vaccinal, devenu au fil des années illisible pour le grand public comme pour les médecins”, a expliqué à l’AFP Nora Berra, la secrétaire d’Etat chargée de la Santé. “L’enjeu de la vaccination est non seulement individuel, mais aussi collectif, pour empêcher les épidémies et les effets dévastateurs de certaines infections”, soulignait-elle hier.Le Haut Conseil de la Santé publique (HCSP) a donc engagé sa simplification (davantage de co-administrations de vaccins, limitation des exceptions), avec l’objectif de présenter un calendrier vaccinal plus simple dès 2013. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Parallèlement, les autorités souhaitent un meilleur suivi des vaccinations par les personnes concernées et leur médecin traitant. Pour cela, devrait se développer “dans les meilleurs délais” un carnet de vaccination “dématérialisé”, en lien avec le Dossier médical partagé. Une nouvelle façon de ficher les malades qui ne devraient plus pouvoir passer entre les mailles du filet. Le gouvernement estime que si les carnets de santé sont en effet généralement bien remplis pour les enfants, ce n’est pas le cas pour les adultes.Par ailleurs, le nouveau programme est censé tenir compte par exemple de la recrudescence des cas de rougeole en France depuis 2008. Selon le gouvernement, celle-ci doit être attribué à une couverture vaccinale insuffisante. Depuis l’introduction du vaccin contre cette maladie infantile, la piqûre est pourtant devenue fortement recommandée. Mais la rougeole n’est pas la seule concernée et le nouveau programme prévoit d’ailleurs une redéfinition des notions de “vaccination recommandées” et “vaccinations obligatoires”. Aujourd’hui, un nombre très limité de vaccinations sont “obligatoires” (diphtérie, tétanos, poliomyélite ou DTP). Pour autant, pour la secrétaire d’Etat, même “quand un vaccin est recommandé, ça veut dire qu’il faut aller se faire vacciner”. Le groupe d’études de l’Assemblée nationale sur la vaccination a même préconisé la semaine dernière d'”engager une réflexion sur les vaccins à rendre obligatoires”. Bien sûr, figure sur la liste le fameux “ROR” (rougeole, oreillons et rubéole). “La vaccination est une pratique plus que jamais moderne, plus que jamais efficace et utile”, a martelé Mme Berra. Une assertion qui est loin de faire l’unanimité alors que certains ouvrages remettent régulièrement en question certains vaccins.Le 22 mars 2012 à 14:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Chelsea join race for Nicolo Barella

first_imgChelsea have joined the race to sign Nicolo Barella from CagliariCagliari are believed to be a seeking a fee in the region of €50million for Italy international midfielder, according to reports by Gianluca DiMarzio.The president of Cagliari, Tommasi Giulini, who had previously ruled out the sale of Barella during the January transfer window, believes €50million is the start negotiation fee for Barella and would prefer an outright payment.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Reports in Italy suggest Napoli remain the team most interested in the 21-year-old, but any deal taking the player to Naples will have to include some of the club’s players whilst Milan and Juventus are believed to be monitoring the player’s situation.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has already signed Jorginho from Napoli last summer but remains keen to add another midfielder to his squad, and Barella is understood to be the former Napoli boss’ first choice.last_img read more

Potomac STEM Major Interned in China for the Summer

first_imgSerenah PoliteSerenah Polite spent the summer doing an internship at the University of Science and Technology, China (USTC), having been one of four selected from many applicants LeHigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences where she matriculates.USTC is a top university in Hefei, China in Anhui province. Interns were given a project and encouraged to use their creativity and USTC’s resources to create a hypothesis and draw a conclusion in a hands-on manner. It was an opportunity to build problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills. At the same time, they had a chance to get a good taste of the life, culture and language of China.“I came into this experience with no idea what I should expect. I, personally, had a huge passion and desire to study the language more and learn more about the culture, but what I ended up taking from the trip proved to be more beneficial than I could ever imagine,” Polite said.“Going into this country, I was in for the greatest culture shock of my life and I loved every minute of it.”She said most of the cities visited appeared less well off than many of the underdeveloped cities in America, and yet everyone was able to put a smile on their face.“The camaraderie was uncanny as everyone had no issue speaking to anyone. It was also very different to be in a country with virtually no diversity. Their interest in other ethnicities was a huge relief and I am so thankful for their acceptance,” Polite said.“In the end, this was a very enriching, eye-opening and incredible program that I would do all over again in a heartbeat.”last_img read more

Turns Out Urine Generates Electricity Destroys Salmonella

first_img Watch: ‘Fighting’ Male Pythons Spotted By Australian Snake CatcherHubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous Glow Urine is a treasure-trove of scientific potential. It’s latest application: generate energy and destroy Salmonella.Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) discovered technology they created to generate electricity by cleaning organic waste also kills harmful bacteria.Microbial fuel cell (MFC) system can successfully clean organic waste, like urine, to the extent it can be safely released into the environment. The same procedure generates enough electricity to charge a smartphone or to power lighting.The ground didn’t break, however, until scientists, Ioannis Ieropoulos and John Greenman developed a special process that involves wastewater flowing through a series of cells fill with electroactive microbes, which attack and eliminate potentially deadly Salmonella.The pathogen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, causes 1 million foodborne illnesses every year in the US, resulting in 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths.“We were really excited with the results—it shows we have a stable biological system in which we can treat waste, generate electricity, and stop harmful organisms making it through to the sewerage network,” lead researcher Ieropoulos, director of the Bristol BioEnergy Center, said in a statement.The hope is that this microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology will be put to use in third-world countries that lack sanitation; the device could be installed in homes to clean waste before it flows into the municipal sewerage network.“Water companies are under pressure to improve treatment and produce cleaner and cleaner water at the end of the process,” Ieropoulos said. “This means costs are rising; energy consumption levels are high and powerful chemicals are being used.”Other pathogens, including viruses, are currently undergoing testing; additional experiments will establish if the MFC system can eliminate pathogens altogether.“The wonderful outcome in this study was that tests showed a reduction in the number of pathogens beyond the minimum expectations in the sanitation world,” professor emeritus Greenman said. “We have reduced the number of pathogenic organisms significantly, but we haven’t shown we can bring them down to zero—we will continue the work to test if we can completely eliminate them.”The full findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE.Let us know how we’re doing Stay on targetlast_img read more

Xray point source discovered at the center of a distant dwarf galaxy

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. HST image of Henize 2-10. The inset shows the new 160 ks Chandra observation with VLA radio contours from Reines et al. (2011) and has dimensions 600 × 400 (∼ 265 pc × 175 pc). Credit: Reines et al., 2016. Located some 34 million light years away in the constellation of Pyxis, Henize 2-10 is the first dwarf galaxy found to have a supermassive black hole at its center. With a mass of less than 10 billion solar masses, it is a compact starburst galaxy hosting numerous young “super star clusters” and a candidate low-luminosity active galactic nucleus (AGN).The presence of an AGN in Henize 2-10 offers an excellent opportunity to study massive black hole accretion and star formation. This is due to the fact that active nuclei in dwarf galaxies undergoing a burst of star formation reveal essential astronomical processes. They could offer crucial insights on the interplay between a massive black hole and the stars of the galaxy in which it forms.Last year, in February 2015, a team of astronomers led by Amy Reines of the University of Michigan conducted new Chandra observations of Henize 2-10 complementary to those performed in 2001. The new data obtained by the researchers allowed them to uncover the presence of a previously unidentified X-ray point source, spatially coincident with the known nuclear radio source in this dwarf galaxy.”Chandra clearly resolved the nuclear emission in Henize 2-10 and revealed the varying hard X-ray source to be due to a nearby X-ray binary, where a black hole, or a neutron star, eats material from a nearby typical star,” Mark Reynolds of the University of Michigan, co-author of the paper, told Phys.org.The fact that the new source is so bright allows the researchers to assume that the X-ray binary contains a “hungry” stellar-mass black hole that is eating very rapidly. They added that only very few X-ray binaries in our galaxy consume as much material as this source. However, the scientists still need to determine the cause of the variability observed from that source.”For example, it might be due to changes in the structure of the material it is eating. Another idea is that the variability could be driven by the time it takes the nearby star to orbit the stellar-mass black hole,” Reynolds said.This black hole in Henize 2-10 is potentially of great importance for astronomers, as it is the best-known example of a supermassive black hole in a dwarf galaxy. It is believed that early in the universe, relatively low-mass black holes grew in the initial galaxies that were small and gas-rich, such as Henize 2-10.”Thus, this provides critical insight into the early stages of galaxy and black hole evolution. Our new observations have shed light on the X-rays emitted from the nucleus of Henize 2-10. The massive black hole in this galaxy appears to be eating material in a similar manner to, for example, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy,” Reynolds concluded.The team plans to focus their future observations of Henize 2-10 on studying its supermassive black hole emission by observing when the X-ray binary is eating relatively slowly and is not bright. This could provide new information on the relationship between how this supermassive black hole eats material and the “burps” it gives off, and to determine how this influences star formation in this galaxy. © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped astronomers to uncover a previously unidentified X-ray point source at the massive black hole in the center of a distant compact starburst galaxy known as Henize 2-10. The findings are available in a paper published Oct. 5 on the arXiv pre-print server. Citation: X-ray point source discovered at the center of a distant dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 (2016, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-10-x-ray-source-center-distant-dwarf.html Black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum More information: Deep Chandra Observations of the Compact Starburst Galaxy Henize 2-10: X-rays from the Massive Black Hole, arXiv:1610.01598 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1610.01598AbstractWe present follow-up X-ray observations of the candidate massive black hole (BH) in the nucleus of the low-mass, compact starburst galaxy Henize 2-10. Using new high-resolution observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory totaling 200 ks in duration, as well as archival Chandra observations from 2001, we demonstrate the presence of a previously unidentified X-ray point source that is spatially coincident with the known nuclear radio source in Henize 2-10 (i.e., the massive BH). We show that the hard X-ray emission previously identified in the 2001 observation is dominated by a source that is distinct from the nucleus, with the properties expected for a high-mass X-ray binary. The X-ray luminosity of the nuclear source suggests the massive BH is radiating significantly below its Eddington limit (~10^-6 L_Edd), and the soft spectrum resembles other weakly accreting massive BHs including Sagittarius A*. Analysis of the X-ray light curve of the nucleus reveals the tentative detection of a ~9-hour periodicity, although additional observations are required to confirm this result. Our study highlights the need for sensitive high-resolution X-ray observations to probe low-level accretion, which is the dominant mode of BH activity throughout the Universe.last_img read more

Government avoids AirAsia MAS claws

first_imgThe Malaysian government has advised AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to play nice and to stop approaching the government with requests to open and close routes. Earlier this month Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the two airlines need to work together and create a team that will allow both carriers to expand at a global level, The Star Online reported. According to the source the airlines heads are willing to cooperate under their own terms. AirAsia Group chief executive Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said MAS should focus on premium travel and not stop the low budget airline from obtaining routes. While MAS managing director Tengku Datuk Seri Azmil Zahruddin said the carrier is willing to negotiate but does not want AirAsia X to launch MAS routes. “If the industry experts in the economic transformation programme labs believe that more flights on parallel routes are in the best interests of the country and if MAS had participated in those labs, I do not see why Azmil is asking that we do not duplicate their routes,” Mr Osman- Rani said. “I wish MAS would openly share the economic logic of not allowing more flights to strategic priority destinations and depriving consumers of choice.” PM Yassin said he will stay out of discussions and leave it to the two chief executives to settle the argument.“I am aware that AirAsia is still not satisfied as several routes requested by them have yet to get the endorsement or cooperation from MAS, namely the three main routes,” Muhyiddin said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Decision to revoke Tiger licence postponed

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tiger Airways has been awarded extra time to clear itself of safety concerns raised in court by the country’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).Issues with the airline commenced on 23 March when the CASA handed the airline a warning to show “why it should not have it licence to fly revoked”, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Since, the airline and CASA have pleaded each other’s case, with the decision expected to have been handed down by 4 May.However, earlier this week the inquiry group submitted an “interim report” instead, postponing its final submission until 15 June, citing that it “requires additional time to seek further evidence”.Until then both parties will be expected to produce further information, with CASA being recalled on 16 May to explain their submission and their cause for keeping details of their concerns out of public circuit, the source reported.last_img read more