New Super Post-Panamax Cranes Start Work at Port of …

first_imgzoom All four of the super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes that arrived at the Port of Savannah in June are now fully operational at Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.The cranes arrived on a specialized vessel June 5. After the cranes were offloaded, crews began raising the booms, and the electrical and machinery housings roughly 100 feet to their proper position. Additional on-site work included elevator installation and final wiring connections.“Our new cranes, coupled with the pending harbor deepening and superior road and rail connections beyond our gates, mean the Port of Savannah is poised to take advantage of the next evolution in global commerce,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. The first of the new cranes went into service in August, with additional cranes coming online every few weeks. Today, the fourth new super post-Panamax crane begins moving cargo. Each new crane can lift up to 65 tons.When the deeper Panama Canal opens in 2015, the average vessel calling on the U.S. East Coast is expected to shift from a capacity of 4,500 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) to approximately 9,000 TEUs. The larger vessels will offer 20 percent to 40 percent savings on shipping costs.“The four additional ship-to-shore cranes increase our fleet to 27, including nine post-Panamax and 16 super post-Panamax cranes,” said Chief Operating Officer Griff Lynch. “Operating over 9,700 feet of contiguous berth space, the new equipment will mean even faster turn times for the vessels calling on Savannah — generating both time and cost savings for port customers.”Lynch said ships calling on Savannah already enjoy immediate service upon arrival, instead of having to wait for a leased berth space to open. He added that the improvements to the Port of Savannah’s crane fleet demonstrate the GPA’s commitment to expand capacity, provide more opportunities for growth and greater flexibility to meet customer needs.“With on-terminal improvements such as these new ship-to-shore cranes and the state’s expansion of truck routes beyond our gates, Georgia is making the capacity improvements necessary to keep pace with global trade,” said GPA Board Chairman Robert Jepson. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Port of Savannah, October 24, 2013 Print  Closelast_img read more

La Journée du tambour souligne la sensibilisation aux traités à Truro

first_imgC’est une première dans les écoles publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse : tous les élèves de l’élémentaire apprennent le chant d’honneur mi’kmaq. Pour marquer ce moment important, une prestation à l’occasion de la Journée du tambour a eu lieu à l’École élémentaire de Truro aujourd’hui, 17 octobre. « Cette initiative n’est qu’une des nombreuses manières dont nous soulignons l’importance de la sensibilisation aux traités, indique la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Karen Casey. C’est à la fois excitant et émouvant de regarder les élèves de l’élémentaire exécuter le chant d’honneur mi’kmaq. » Des tambours à main traditionnels ont été fournis à toutes les salles de musique des écoles élémentaires publiques. Il s’agit d’une initiative conjointe de la Division des services mi’kmaq et de la Direction de l’innovation, des programmes et des services éducatifs du Ministère qui ont uni leurs efforts au Centre culturel et patrimonial de Millbrook et au Parc du patrimoine de Membertou. « Quand on nous a d’abord demandé de fabriquer 150 tambours à main pour les programmes de musique des écoles élémentaires, j’ai tout de suite pensé que c’était là un excellent moyen d’amener tous les enfants à prendre part à notre culture, précise Heather Stevens du Centre culturel et patrimonial de Millbrook. Et quand est venu le moment de remettre ces beaux tambours à main aux enfants, notre équipe a ressenti beaucoup de fierté. » Les enseignants en musique de la province ont reçu une formation professionnelle sur l’utilisation et l’entretien du tambour et sur son importance pour la nation Mi’kmaq. Les enseignants ont aussi eu l’occasion de participer à plusieurs cérémonies liées aux tambours. Tony Ince, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, a participé à un atelier pour construire son propre tambour à main traditionnel et il a aussi assisté à la prestation. Le Plan d’action en matière d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse s’engage à intégrer la langue, l’histoire et la culture des Acadiens, des Afro-Néo-Écossais, des Gaëls et des Mi’kmaq, y compris la sensibilisation aux traités, dans le programme d’études des élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année.last_img read more

Calgary employers not expecting to hire in early 2019 survey

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Expect to see fewer help-wanted ads in Calgary in the new year, according to a new survey.A poll of Canadian employers finds the vast majority in Calgary are not planning to add to the payroll anytime soon.ManpowerGroup polled 1,900 firms across Canada.While the outlook was generally positive for most of the country, that is not the case in Calgary.“88 per cent of (Calgary) employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter,” said CEO Randy Upright.Upright said that suggests a “subdued hiring pace” to start 2019.Many analysts were surprised by Alberta’s job creation numbers for November.Statistics Canada reported 24,000 positions were added in the province, although many were in the public sector or government.Upright said that momentum is not expected to continue.“Based on the survey results, the highly robust hiring information that we received for November is not anticipated to continue at the same rate in the first quarter of 2019.”ManpowerGroup’s Darlene Minatel said the economic forecast means many firms will continue to find ways to cut labour costs.“Employees are being asked to do more work with less pay and an increasing number of employers are investing in automation to perform labour-intensive functions,” Minatel said.Outside of Alberta, the survey found a favourable hiring climate for the first quarter of 2019, with employers in the transportation and public utilities sectors expressing strong optimism.last_img read more

Justice Bobde to conduct inquiry

first_imgNew Delhi: Justice S A Bobde, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, was on Tuesday appointed to conduct an in-house inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.When contacted, Justice Bobde, who is next to the CJI in seniority, confirmed the development. He said being the number two judge, the Chief Justice of India has appointed him to look into the allegations of sexual harassment charges levelled by a former woman staff. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsJustice Bobde said that he has decided to form a panel by inducting two apex court judges — N V Ramana and Indira Banerjee. “I decided to have Justice Ramana in the panel as he is next to me in the seniority and Justice Banerjee as she is a woman judge,” Justice Bobde said. He said he has already issued notice to the woman who had written letters to the judges and sworn on affidavit about the alleged sexual harassment. The first hearing will be conducted on Friday and the apex court secretary general has also been asked to be ready with all documents and materials. “This is going to be an in-house procedure which does not contemplate representation of advocate on behalf of parties. It is not a formal judicial proceeding,” Justice Bobde said.last_img read more

Latin America making important progress towards development UN official says

4 November 2009The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has spotlighted the slow global progress towards reducing gender inequality and violence against women on the first day of a three-day official visit to Chile. The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has spotlighted the slow global progress towards reducing gender inequality and violence against women on the first day of a three-day official visit to Chile.Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, met President Michelle Bachelet and Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez Amuntategui yesterday in Santiago, as well as with UN Resident Representatives and Resident Coordinators across Latin America, who have gathered in the Chilean capital for their annual meeting.Addressing that meeting, Miss Clark said Latin America was on track to achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of social and economic target that the world’s countries agreed to try to reach by 2015.She noted that the region remained on track even to meet the target for reducing extreme poverty – halving the proportion of people who live on less than $1 a day – despite the current global recession, the impact of climate change and high food and fuel prices.But Miss Clark said that, worldwide, progress towards those MDGs relating to the needs of status of women has been slower.“In this region UNDP has been very active in addressing challenges related to gender inequality, including violence against women and the need for better balance between work and family life,” she added.“I believe it will be critical for gender analysis to be applied in the preparations for the 2010 high-level MDG review next year at the UN General Assembly. All development stakeholders need to become more aware of how attending to women’s needs will help achieve a wide range of development goals.” read more

Brock president applauds Ontario budget announcements

Saying a lack of financial resources should never be a barrier for post-secondary education, Brock University President Jack Lightstone applauds the Ontario government’s budget announcements made Thursday.Among the highlights of the 2016 Ontario Budget was the Ontario Student Grant, which will cover the cost of tuition for students from households making less than $50,000 per year.“There’s a real focus on making university education affordable to those who have the least means to afford it and I think that’s an excellent thing,” Lightstone says. “Whatever barriers there are for people to go to university, lack of money shouldn’t be one of them.”According to 2012 Statistics Canada data, the average household income in Niagara was just over $68,000, making it one of the lowest census metropolitan areas in Canada. For single-parent families, the average was around $37,000, and for one-person families, the average was less than $26,000.About 70,000 households in Niagara, or 43 per cent of all households, earn less than $50,000 per year, meaning the financial barrier for post-secondary education would be eliminated for a large portion of the Niagara population.Ontario tuition fees are some of the highest in the country. The budget document says families earning $30,000 or less have about a one-in-three chance of going to post-secondary institutions.Thursday’s budget announcement also included plans to continue working toward bringing daily GO Train service to more regions, including Niagara.That expansion would be a “huge advantage in the recruitment efforts,” for Brock University and Niagara College, Lightstone says.“The areas on the western side of the GTA and Hamilton are some of the most important areas from which we draw our student body,” says Lightstone. “When we ask students why they didn’t come to Brock, they often say it’s because it’s too far. It’s not a statement about actual measured distance, it’s about the ease of getting here.”Lightstone says GO Train service would also help attract faculty and staff who live outside of the region.“Many working families living in the Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville area have one parent who’s heading into Toronto for work and another heading into Niagara,” he says. “ GO Train service to Niagara would help make it easier to recruit and retain top talent.”Lightstone acknowledged the ongoing efforts of St. Catharines MPP and Cabinet Minister Jim Bradley to keep the GO Train expansion efforts moving forward. read more

Ohio State softball drops 4 of 5 games in FAU KickOff Classic

Then-sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico winds up for a pitch during a game against Michigan State April 24 at Buckeye Field. OSU won, 6-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorDespite keeping its games close throughout the tournament, the Ohio State women’s softball team left the FAU Kick-Off Classic with little to show for its efforts.OSU (1-4, 0-0) played five competitive games against Tulsa, St. John’s, Northern Illinois, Louisville and hosts Florida Atlantic spanning Friday to Sunday in the tournament, with its only win coming against NIU.The Buckeyes wrapped up the weekend falling to FAU 3-1.OSU fell behind early, giving up all three of FAU’s runs in the bottom of the first inning. The offense struggled for most of the game, failing to get on the scoreboard until junior outfielder Caitlin Conrad smashed a solo homerun to left field.OSU junior pitcher Olivia O’Reilly pitched five innings, giving up one earned run on three hits and two strikeouts. Redshirt-senior pitcher Melanie Nichols came into the game in relief of O’Reilly, pitching one inning giving up no hits and striking out one.After defeating NIU Saturday, 6-4, for their first win of the season, the Buckeyes took that momentum into their second game of the day against No. 18 Louisville, but ultimately fell 5-4 in eight innings.OSU took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning after redshirt-sophomore catcher Erika Leonard hit a two-run RBI double.The team stretched that lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning when sophomore outfielder Cammi Prantl and senior first baseman Evelyn Carrillo pulled off a double steal that put on Carrillo on second base and allowed Prantl to steal home.Nichols had a no-hit bid going late into the game for OSU until Louisville’s junior outfielder Kelsi Jones hit a two-run homerun in the sixth inning, bringing the score to 4-2 in the Buckeyes’ favor.The game went into extra innings after freshman pitcher Shelby Hursh gave up a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning in relief of Nichols. Louisville scored the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning when theCardinals’ senior second baseman Katie Keller hit an RBI single to left field.After finishing day one of the tournament four-for-five with two doubles and a homerun, Conrad continued her prolific weekend against NIU, going two-for-three with a double, a triple and two RBI to help her team to the win.OSU junior pitcher Alex DiDomenico was just one out short of her first complete game of the season, going 6.2 innings with two earned runs and eight strikeouts. Hursh relieved DiDomenico, earning her first-career save.Despite OSU’s bats finally heating up in the Florida sun during its second game of the day Friday, this time against St. John’s, the Buckeyes lost to the Red Storm, 6-3.Junior outfielder Taylor Watkins scored the Buckeyes’ first run of the season after an RBI single to right field by Carrillo in the bottom of the first inning. Conrad then gave the Buckeyes a 3-1 lead with a two-run homerun in the fourth inning.OSU could not hold the lead as St. John’s would score the final five runs of the game for the victory.In her collegiate debut, Hursh went 4.1 innings with four runs on two hits and three strikeouts.The Buckeyes opened their 2014 schedule with an early test against Tulsa, a team that made an appearance in last year’s NCAA tournament. Both teams struggled to produce offensively with the Buckeyes eventually falling to the Golden Hurricane, 1-0, in eight innings.DiDomenico went five innings, with four strikeouts and four hits. Nichols came into the game in relief for DiDomenico, allowing two hits in 2.2 innings and one strikeout.The Buckeyes are set to continue their tournament schedule at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas next weekend, including games against No. 3 Florida and No. 8 Oregon. read more

Richard Ratcliffe joins his wife Nazanin in hunger strike to put pressure

He said he had previously been planning a “small event” outside the Iranian embassy in London to mark Gabriella’s birthday.”Given Nazanin’s decision, I will also begin a continual vigil in front of the Iranian embassy, perhaps occasionally joined by friends and family,” he said.”During this vigil I will also not eat, and will continue this fast until such time as her hunger strike ends.”I vowed last time that if she ever went on hunger strike again, we would not leave her to go through this ordeal alone.”Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-born Iranian was arrested on April 3 2016 at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport as she prepared to board a plane with Gabriella back to the UK after visiting relatives.The 40-year-old is serving a five-year sentence in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt granted Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection in March, but Tehran refuses to acknowledge her dual nationality. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt granted Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection in March, but Tehran refuses to acknowledge her dual nationalityCredit:Julian Simmonds Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard and their daughter GabriellaCredit:PA He said that if she was not freed within the next few weeks, he wanted the Iranians to grant a visa so he could visit her himself.Amnesty International UK’s director Kate Allen said her plight was “truly heartbreaking”.”Nazanin is a prisoner of conscience, unfairly jailed after a sham trial and subjected to all manner of torments – including months in solitary confinement and endless game-playing over whether she would receive vital medical care,” she said.”It’s shocking that it’s come to this, and we and countless people across the country fervently hope the Iranian authorities will now finally do the right thing and release Nazanin.” Richard Ratcliffe has vowed to go on hunger strike in solidarity with his wife Nazanin, who is refusing to eat in protest at her “unfair imprisonment” in Iran on spying charges.Mr Ratcliffe said he had received a phone call from his wife to tell him she had informed the Iranian judiciary she had stopped taking food in protest at her incarceration.He said he would also not eat for the duration of her protest.Mr Ratcliffe said his wife’s decision followed the fifth birthday of their daughter, Gabriella, who has not been allowed to leave Iran following her mother’s arrest in 2016 and is living with her grandparents.”This is something she had been threatening for a while,” Mr Ratcliffe said. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Richard Ratcliffe Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband Richard Ratcliffe and their daughter Gabriella “Nazanin had vowed that if we passed Gabriella’s fifth birthday with her still inside, then she would do something – to mark to both governments that ‘enough is enough’. This really has gone on too long.Mr Ratcliffe said his wife sounded “nervous, but calm” when she spoke to him from prison.”Her demand from the strike, she said, is for unconditional release. She has long been eligible for it. I do not know the response from the Iranian authorities,” he said. In January, she refused food for three days in protest at the decision of the prison authorities to deny her access to medical treatment.Mr Ratcliffe, who is calling for his wife’s immediate release, urged the Iranian authorities to allow British embassy officials to visit her to check on her health. 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. read more

Lethem man busted with 70 grams of weed

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCane harvester busted with cannabis in BerbiceFebruary 14, 2018In “Crime”Prisoner hangs self at Lethem police lock-upsApril 12, 2015In “Crime”Bus driver nabbed with ganja, cocaine at MaburaOctober 1, 2017In “Crime” The dropped bag containing the cannabis, commonly refereed to as weedAccording to the police, ranks of F Division on mobile patrol on Friday night (20:00hrs) saw the man acting in a suspicious manner.He was reportedly walking on the Takatu bridge, and on seeing the police, he quickly dropped the bag, which was subsequently retrieved and found to contain the illegal substance. The suspect is being processed for court. A 31-year-old Lethem resident was taken into police custody after he reportedly dropped a bag containing 70 grams of cannabis on the Lethem Takatu Bridge. read more

Diverse talent pool at NUGASvision

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It was all about talent with a Greek bent in NUGAS Victoria’s first ever talent show. Entitled NUGASVision, to pay tribute to the popular kitsch European song competition Eurovision, about ten Greek Australian students plucked up the courage to enter and perform in front of their peers last week in the closing social event of the year.With extra points given to those who managed to integrate a Greek flavour into their performance, many chose to go all out with their talents and it was no surprise that Billy Tachtsis took out first prize with his bouzouki rendition of Evdokia.Zena Hughes took out second prize with her a cappella rendition of Fly Me to the Moon, while Elena Spanos came third, showing off her piano skills by performing Trois Gnossienne by Erik Satie.While the event seemed to have a bit of a musical trend, there were some who branched out and showcased some left of field talents. One musical studies student performed a dramatic monologue, intriguing most in the crowd. NUGAS Victoria president Tass Sgardelis says he’s happy that people felt comfortable performing.“We had a lot of different acts participating, a great diversity of talent,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “For a first time new event that we’ve tried, we’re very happy with the response and particularly with the participants.”The independent judges had to base their decisions on creativity, skill, difficulty, and entertainment value and handed out incremental cash prizes; $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. At the end of the event, the NUGAS committee members got up to perform a special Pandelidis tribute to finish the year off with a bang. They are hoping to bring back the talent show next year, with the hope to host it earlier in the year.last_img read more

CD DVD et disques durs des supports peu fiables qui perdent la

first_imgCD, DVD et disques durs : des supports peu fiables qui perdent la mémoireFrance – D’après le rapport publié par l’Académie des sciences et l’Académie des technologies, les moyens de stockage actuels ne sont pas fiables : leur durée de vie ne dépasse pas les cinq ans.Le rapport sur la longévité de l’information numérique a été rendu publique. La conclusion : les supports numériques sur lesquels on grave ou on copie soi-même ses fichiers ne sont pas éternels, et loin d’être fiables.Bien qu’étant très utiles et pratiques – petite taille, grande capacité de stockage – un rien altère leur bon fonctionnement. Que ce soit le disque compact (CD) ou le disque digital versatile (DVD), une simple rayure ou exposition à la lumière solaire les détruisent. Le rapport stipule aussi qu’un support est fiable en moyenne durant cinq ans : au-delà, l’objet devient obsolète. Ce ne sont que des bases de stockage provisoires, y compris les disques durs. Des processus de fabrication encore défaillants seraient à l’origine de cette non pérennité.Même la non utilisation des supports numériques nuirait à leur fonctionnement. C’est pourquoi il faut rester vigilant, et toujours faire plusieurs copies de vos données importantes, sous différents formats. Car qu’elles soient audio, vidéo, informatique, manuscrite…, nombreuses sont les techniques de reproduction de données.Le 30 mars 2010 à 10:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

McCurdy Kupper Among New Cygnus Board Members

first_imgAfter officially emerging from bankruptcy protection and appointing former Penton Media chief executive John French as CEO, Cygnus Business Media today has announced its new board of directors.Among them are: Apprise Media and Canon Communications CEO Charlie McCurdy; former TV Filme CFO Al Aguirre; Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group director John Balzer; George L. Hundley Jr., who serves as chairman of; former BusinessWeek president and publisher William P. Kupper Jr.; and French.“Each of our board members has participated in the industry from launching start-ups to establishing world leading mediums,” French said in a statement. “Experience, knowledge and hands-on expertise will provide us with a competitive edge and a unique vision of the future.”last_img read more

J Cole Drops New Video For Kevins Heart Starring Kevin Hart

J Cole Drops New Video For Kevins Heart Starring Kevin Hart

first_imgNews Facebook Email Watch: New Video For J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart” j-cole-drops-new-video-kevins-heart-starring-kevin-hart J. Cole Drops New Video For “Kevin’s Heart,” Starring Kevin Hart Twitter The ‘KOD’ rapper was able to convince his friend Kevin Hart to star in the music video for a song about Hart’s recent infidelity scandalBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 24, 2018 – 11:21 am What’s the craziest thing one of your good friends has ever talked you into doing?Rapper J. Cole and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart — both GRAMMY nominees — have been friends for years, so it came as a surprise to some that Cole chose to so openly reference and lyrically explore his friend’s recent, very publicly embarrassing infidelity/extortion scandal on the new track “Kevin’s Heart,” from Cole’s fifth studio LP KOD.On the other hand, Cole has never been one to shy away from tackling difficult subjects head-on and encouraging both his listeners and his peers to strive to live better, more upright lives. And Hart, for his own part, has remained both self-aware and openly apologetic as he works to rebuild the trust of his family following the recent scandal.All things considered, it’s still a shock to see that Cole was able to convince Hart to take a such a self-deprecating starring role in the new music video for a track that references Hart’s personal failings with lyrics such as, “Love get confused in the mind of a child/’Cause love wouldn’t lie like I lie and it’s wild.”In practice, the video manages to take a refreshingly even-handed tone (considering its subject matter). We see Hart trying to go about his daily life, grocery shopping as everyone in the store openly stares at him in public judgement. Managing to mix a light-hearted tone with its justifiably serious message, the video’s climax sees Hart ultimately confronted by a large stranger by the sinks in a restaurant bathroom. The man puts his hand on Hart’s shoulder and exhorts him, “Nobody’s perfect, and you’re only human. Learn from it. Learn from it, man.”For all of Hart’s humor and humility, KOD is set to become Cole’s fifth No. 1 album and the year’s biggest debut on the Billboard 200.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Jaspreet Sagu aka Jas Sagu Opens Up About Her Journey Into Blogging

first_imgJas Sagu aka ‘WomanILoveYou’ is one of the most successful names in the world of blogging who has gained immense recognition and has a massive 245k followers on Instagram. The Boss babe is currently making waves on social media with her travel posts but not many know she is originally from Mumbai. Back in the day when blogging was merely considered a hobby, Jas was undeterred by her passion for fashion and hence took the great leap forward.The inspiration behind starting her blog was her unwavering love for fashion, style & makeovers. Moreover her obsession for constantly transcending herself saw the geniture of her blog ‘WomanILoveYou.’ ‘That name didn’t come easy to me’ she recalls. Jas spent a lot of time in self introspection as she wanted a blog name that didn’t just sound good but more importantly made a connect with herself and eventually her audience.The name ‘WomanILoveYou’ is more like an expression of a woman who is unabashedly learning and accepting herself. It is an affirmation to oneself ‘Hey Woman! I Love You.So what was our Woman doing before she became Woman!ILoveYou ? Before submersing herself into the nouveau world of blogging, she worked as a preschool teacher and also had a lucrative career in All India Radio as an english radio jockey. Like they say rest is history! Her blog name is followed by a tag line – #SmackThatRedLipStickOn through which she wants to urge every woman to embrace and empower their lives to the fullest. So the next time you smack that red lipstick on, own it Woman!IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

Advocates Woman Arrested at Meeting Say Public Confidence Eroded in HISD

Advocates Woman Arrested at Meeting Say Public Confidence Eroded in HISD

first_img Share Laura IsenseeAbout 100 people were removed Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from the HISD auditorium after a scuffle with police officers and a protest ensued. The heated meeting was meant to consider a charter partnership for 10 schools, but ended without a vote.When Kandice Webber rushed to last week’s Houston school board meeting, she wanted to advocate for students of color, like her granddaughter, who’s preparing to enter kindergarten.Instead Webber ended up handcuffed and spent the night in the Harris County jail. “I was not resisting arrest. I don’t understand why they would have ever put their hands on me to try to arrest me. I want to go back to: I am a grandmother fighting for my grand-baby’s education,” said Webber, who is also a registered nurse and an organizer with Houston Black Lives Matter.Webber was arrested soon after another advocate went over her 1-minute time limit by 14 seconds and following an outburst, the school board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones ordered the room clear. Webber said she refused to leave until white members of the audience also left. She was arrested along with another woman; a third woman, parent Jenny Espeseth, was detained but not arrested.The charges against them were dropped. Even though the HISD board president has apologized, Webber still wants Skillern-Jones to step down.Laura IsenseeWebber said that she was in shock when police officers arrested her at the April 24 HISD board meeting. Charges against her have been dropped.“I have lost trust in the school board. I’ve lost trust in the school district. I’ve lost trust in our elected employees,” Webber said.Other advocates, such as Houstonians for Great Public Schools, also have said that the way the meeting was handled has eroded public confidence in the board.“The fact that the number of chairs in the room was halved, the fact that the board president cleared the room is an indication of a larger problem of lack of transparency and I would even say a lack of courageous leadership,” Jasmine Jenkins, executive director with Houstonians for Great Public Schools, told News 88.7 last week. Listen X 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

UPDATE In Big Win For White House Supreme Court Upholds President Trumps

UPDATE In Big Win For White House Supreme Court Upholds President Trumps

first_imgAssociate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent, and reaction to the ruling was swift.“This ruling will go down in history as one of the Supreme Court’s great failures,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, in a statement. “It repeats the mistakes of the Korematsu decision upholding Japanese-American imprisonment and swallows wholesale government lawyers’ flimsy national security excuse for the ban instead of taking seriously the president’s own explanation for his actions.House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi slammed the decision in a statement, saying, “The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever” to challenge officials who do not move to rescind the ban.Pelosi added that the ban will actually backfire and serve a “recruiting tool” for terrorists and invoked other recent controversial foreign policy moves by Trump.“The President’s disdain for our values and the safety of the American people has led him to undermine relationships with critical allies, embrace autocrats and dictators, launch damaging trade wars and sow fear in our communities with his hateful, ugly language,” she said. “Whether tearing children from their parents at the border or advancing a ban founded on open bigotry, President Trump is making our nation less safe at home and less respected abroad.” Andrew Harnik/APZainab Chaudry (from left), Zainab Arain and Megan Fair with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stand outside of the Supreme Court for an anti-Trump travel ban rally before oral arguments.Updated at 12:20 p.m. ETIn a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries.The president’s proclamation was “squarely within the scope of Presidential authority under the INA,’” the court wrote in its majority opinion, referring to the Immigration and Nationality Act.“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution,” Trump said in a statement. “The Supreme Court has upheld the clear authority of the President to defend the national security of the United States. In this era of worldwide terrorism and extremist movements bent on harming innocent civilians, we must properly vet those coming into our country.“This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country. As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens. Our country will always be safe, secure, and protected on my watch.”The court seemed to tip its hand at oral arguments in April, when a majority of the justices appeared ready to side with Trump. The court was ruling on what was the third version of the ban, which Trump has complained is a “watered-down” version.The court allowed it to go into effect while the case was being litigated, but the lower courts had ruled that all three versions either violate federal law or are unconstitutional.Like the earlier two bans, Version 3.0 bars almost all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya — and it adds a ban on travelers from North Korea and government officials from Venezuela.The court acceded broadly to presidential power. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, noted that the INA exudes deference to the president. The executive order, he wrote, was more detailed than similar orders by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and defers to the president’s power.The only thing a president has to signal is that entry for people from various countries would be detrimental to the interest of the United States. The president undoubtedly fulfilled that requirement here, the court noted.The president, Roberts said, has extraordinary power to express his opinions to the country, as well. The plaintiffs argue that Trump’s past campaign and other statements about Muslims should be taken into account, but the majority said it is not the court’s role to do that.He added that the order was neutral on its face and that the president was addressing a matter within the core of executive responsibility. Roberts signaled that the court was balancing not just statements of the president, but the authority of the presidency. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday April 18

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday April 18

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: sudden resignation of Baltimore County Public Schools CEO Dr. Dallas Dance, has many speculating why he is stepping down, after recently renewing his contract with the county. We’ll talk to Kevin Parson, CEO of the Parsonian Educational Group and former Northeast Parent Advisory Council chairman under Dallas Dance, and Dr. Warren C. Hayman, former assistant dean in the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University, who was the first Black to serve on the Baltimore County School Board and was part of the search committee that hired Dr. Dance.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

Colin The Vikings had their chance and blew it Video

Colin The Vikings had their chance and blew it Video

first_imgJust a week after “The Minneapolis Miracle,” the Vikings got run off the field against the Eagles, and Colin doesn’t expect to see them back playing for a Super Bowl berth this time next year.Minnesota finished the regular season at 13-3, but everything broke right. From miracle touchdowns, to playing in a division without Aaron Rodgers, and a weak schedule, everything that could go their way, did. Next year, it’s not clear who will be their quarterback, Rodgers is back in the division, and they’ll have one of the toughest schedules in the league.Some teams have a large window to contend, but most teams only get one run when everything comes together. Colin thinks the Vikings had their chance, and they blew it.The Minnesota Vikings blew it— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 22, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgMeta Fusion’s PACS and RIS architecture supports multi-site radiology workflow, multi-country localization, advanced integration with the OsiriX Macintosh DICOM viewer and more.A distributed-server configuration drives distinctively fast and reliable multi-site PACS/RIS workflow. In striking contrast with today’s popular centralized hub and spoke configurations, Meta Fusion’s advanced image management architecture relies on multiple servers — typically one at each participating site — that collaborate across a network to integrate information, functioning as autonomous peers.The major advantage to users is that if one server fails, the entire PACS/RIS solution does not stop functioning, disabling all imaging sites An added advantage of this distributed server architecture is that the PACS/RIS solution becomes completely scalable, said the company. To deliver a high-quality, cost-effective implementation, Meta Fusion’s full line of PACS solutions have always supported several viewers including the OsiriX DICOM viewer, an open-source, free-of-charge DICOM viewer offering functionalities that rival the most advanced proprietary viewers. The next-generation OsiriX technology is expected to receive FDA 510k-clearance in 2009. Complementing this will be the debut of enhanced dictation and speech recognition features for the Macintosh platform across the Meta Fusion product line. This includes optimization of Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical Edition for integration into a RIS reading environment. Also being introduced is a corrective dictation feature that will enable radiologists to examine and correct transcription files remotely, supporting today’s growing distribution of workflow between specialized service providers. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | October 22, 2008 Meta Fusion Shows Multi-Site PACS, RIS Architecture News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more last_img read more