Overdoses continue to take a toll killing 119 Quebecers in three months

first_imgMONTREAL — Community groups are meeting in downtown Montreal today to raise awareness of the risks of drug use as part of International Overdose Awareness Day.Each month more than a thousand Quebecers wind up in the emergency room for drug intoxication.Many never get the chance to be treated.The National Public Health Institute of Quebec says 119 people died due to a drug overdose in the first three months of 2019. The number marks a sharp uptick from the same period last year, when 82 people lost their lives to drugs.March alone saw 98 hospital admissions for opioid poisoning, the worst month since September 2017.The Saturday afternoon event will commemorate recent overdose victims, as well as the founding of CACTUS Montreal.The group, which works to prevent sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, launched North America’s first needle exchange program in 1989.The gathering at Place Emilie-Gamelin features music, information kiosks and creative workshops as well as speeches, testimonials and performances, followed by a suppertime barbecue.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Tenors officially split with rogue member Remigio Pereira following O Canada controversy

first_img Twitter Advertisement The Canadian opera quartet The Tenors is now officially a trio.The group announced Monday on their Facebook page that Fraser Walters, Clifton Murray and Victor Micallef are officially “parting ways” with Remigio Pereira, who in July sparked controversy by changing two lines of the Canadian national anthem during a live performance at a baseball game.He unexpectedly sang: We’re all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement The normal lyric is With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.“Our group has always aspired to be a unified voice while bringing inspiration, peace, joy, and love to our audience, but that day we were pulled into a complicated and polarizing conversation — without our knowledge or consent — on what we feel was an inappropriate platform,” the group said.“That being said, it is very important for us to share with you all that we forgive Remigio for his actions and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”last_img read more

Will not allow anybody to browbeat or damage the institution says SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a dressing down to activist Harsh Mander for seeking recusal of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sensitive matter by saying it would not allow anybody to “browbeat” and “damage the institution”.Mander, who has alleged bias on the part of the CJI in hearing a matter related to detention of illegal foreigners in Assam, was told by the apex court that it would not allow the institution to “crumble”. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn further embarrassment for Mander, the CJI, who refused to recuse himself from hearing the matter, struck off his name from cause title as petitioner and replaced it with Supreme Court Legal Services Authority versus Union of India and others. The strategy by Mander to argue the matter himself by discharging his activist advocate Prashant Bhushan boomeranged as the apex court asked Bhushan to assist it as amicus curiae. There was further surprise in store for Bhushan as the bench made it clear that his role in assisting the court will be limited to the issue of conditions prevailing at detention centres in Assam and not on the ones like deportation of foreigners. In the order, the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, clearly stated, “All that we would like to say is that the inability/difficulty/ handicap of a judge to hear a matter should be perceived by the judge himself and not by the litigant and the ground for seeking recusal of the CJI from the bench have enormous potential of causing damage to the institution”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHowever, thrust of the hearing which lasted for around 40 minutes witnessed Mander getting severely reprimanded by the bench for his averments that statements made by the judges of the apex court have a “ripple effect” not just within the judiciary but amongst the public at large. “Is this how you serve the country? By levelling bias? Learn to trust your judges. The day you do not trust your judges, you had it. See what damage you have done to the institution,” the bench said orally during the hearing. “Is this how you behave Mr Mander? Is this how you come to the court? A litigant questioning the intent of the Chief Justice? You are doing good work in your field of human rights and its violations. But this is not the way how you serve the country. Tell us, is this fair to the institution?,” the CJI said while expressing his anguish over Mander’s casting aspersions on him. The bench expressed displeasure against Mander for filing an application for recusal of the CJI in which he alleged that Justice Gogoi has “pre-judged” the outcome of case and the CJI, in his sub-conscious bias, made certain oral observations during last hearings. “So when the court is agreeing with you, it is okay. But we do not agree with you, you start levelling allegations of bias. This is completely unacceptable,” the bench said.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Russian President Chair Signing Ceremony of Several Cooperation

Moscow – King Mohammed VI and Russia president Vladimir Putin chaired, Tuesday in the Kremlin, the signing ceremony of several bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields.The first agreement covers extradition between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Russian Federation, while the second is an agreement on air services.The third agreement is a cooperation agreement in the fields of environmental protection and the rational use of natural resources, while the fourth agreement covers cooperation in sea fisheries. The fifth is an agreement on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments, while the sixth agreement covers the mutual protection of classified information in the military and military-technical fields.The seventh one is a declaration on the fight against international terrorism. As part of the official visit paid by King Mohammed VI to Russia, the two countries signed these agreements:– A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the energy field.– A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of geological research and exploration of the subsoil.– A memorandum of understanding between Morocco’s National Health Security Office of Foodstuffs (ONSSA) and Russia’s Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.– A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of veterinary supervision.– A joint action program for 2016-2018 in the field of tourism.– A memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Morocco’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and Russia’s Central Religious Organization (Shura Council of Russian Muftis).– A framework partnership agreement between the National Foundation of Museums and Moscow Kremlin’s Museums.– A framework agreement on cooperation between the National Foundation of Museums (Morocco) and the Hermitage Museum (Russian Federation).– A protocol for exchanging information on the movement of goods and vehicles between Morocco and the Russian Federation.The signing ceremony was attended by members of the Russian government and the official delegation accompanying HM the King. read more

Chorus Aviation feels earnings turbulence as Q2 profit drops

Chorus Aviation beat expectations even though the airline says its net profits dropped 65% in the second quarter on a continued decrease in revenues and a series of unusual items.The Halifax-based airline formerly known as Jazz said net income was $7.9-million, or 6¢ per share, which was a decline from $22.6-million or 18¢ per share a year earlier.Revenues fell to $410.3-million from $426.3-million a year ago, Chorus reported Tuesday after markets closed.Excluding one-time costs, adjusted profit was $21.4-million or 17¢ per share, compared to $27.2-million or 22¢ per share in the year-ago period.Chorus Aviation’s adjusted profits were expected to drop by more than 31% to 15¢ per share on $404.4-million, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.“We experienced positive operational and financial performance in the second quarter,” stated president and CEO Joseph Randell in a release.He said the profits were impacted by $13.5-million in unrealized foreign exchange loss on long-term debt and finance leases which had no impact on cash flows, and by $2.3-million in expenses related to an ongoing employee voluntary separation program that will reduce costs.Chorus and Air Canada have been in an arbitration process for many months over so-called benchmarking.Both sides agreed to compare, or benchmark, the growth of controllable costs at Chorus’ operating subsidiary, Jazz Aviation, to similar operators in the U.S. in past years.However, it was sent to private arbitration after they disagreed on the methodology to ensure controllable costs — including salaries and wages, maintenance and overhead.After concluding the final round of hearings, Chorus said it’s confident that its positions will prevail. It nonetheless cut its dividend in half to 7.5 cents per share in May citing increased financial risk of potential retroactive payments to Air Canada.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Chorus shares were unchanged at $2.24 in Tuesday trading. The value of the shares plummeted after the dividend cut and are valued at less than half the 52-week high of $4.71. read more

Number of HIVinfected women rising worldwide – UN report

In East Asia there was a 56 per cent increase followed by a 48 per cent rise in both the other two regions, according to AIDS Epidemic Update 2004, the annual report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO). The number of people living with HIV globally has also reached its highest level with an estimated 39.4 million people, up from an estimated 36.6 million in 2002. “We do not yet have a vaccine, but we do know that prevention and treatment work and we have the tools to deliver them. Government leaders, civil society and the private sector are all affected and we must all mobilize to save lives,” WHO Director-General Lee Jong-wook said. “These latest trends firmly establish AIDS as a unique development challenge,” UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot added of the report’s indication that there is no single AIDS epidemic worldwide, with many regions and countries experiencing diverse epidemics, some still in the early stages. “The time of quick fixes and emergency responses is over. We have to balance the emergency nature of the crisis with the need for sustainable solutions,” he added. Women are increasingly affected, now making up nearly half of the 37.2 million adults aged 15 to 49 living with HIV worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, the worst-affected region, close to 60 per cent of adults living with HIV are women – or 13.3 million. The steepest increases in overall HIV infections also occurred in East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with a 50 per cent rise in East Asia largely attributable to growing epidemics in China, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The 40 per cent increase in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is mainly due to Ukraine’s expanding epidemic and the growing number of people living with HIV in the Russian Federation. With an estimated 860,000 people living with HIV at the end of 2003, Russia has the largest epidemic in Europe. As the numbers of people becoming infected and living with HIV increases, so does the number of those needing antiretroviral treatment, as well as care for opportunistic infections. Women are more physically susceptible to HIV infection than men. Male-to-female HIV transmission during sex is about twice as likely to occur as female-to-male transmission. For many women in developing countries, the “ABC” prevention approach (Abstinence, Being faithful and reducing number of sexual partners, and Condom use) is insufficient. “Strategies to address gender inequalities are urgently needed if we want a realistic chance at turning back the epidemic,” Dr. Piot said. “Concrete action is necessary to prevent violence against women, and ensure access to property and inheritance rights, basic education and employment opportunities for women and girls.” According to the report, millions of young people are becoming sexually active each day with no access to prevention services. In sub-Saharan Africa, three quarters of all 15 to 24 year-olds living with HIV are female. Young women there are three times more vulnerable to HIV infection than their male counterparts. In addition to being biologically more vulnerable to infection, many women and girls, particularly in southern Africa, find themselves using sex as a commodity in exchange for goods, services, money or basic necessities – often with older men. In other regions where the epidemic is spread largely by intravenous drug users and female prostitutes with male clients, women made up between 25 per cent and 40 per cent of reported cases. In North America, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among African-American women ages 35 to 44, apparently the result of undisclosed high-risk sexual behaviour of their male partners.Speaking at a press briefing, Desmond Johns, Director of the UNAIDS New York Office, said such facts “demonstrates eloquently the paradox that many women face, where they are at heightened vulnerability in the face of low risk.” Quite often – because of societal norms, gender imbalance and violence against women – “women are placed at risk for who they are and not so much for what they do,” he said. read more

North American executives no longer as glum but still wary of economic

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email North American executives no longer as glum, but still wary of economic pitfalls OTTAWA – North American business executives are feeling more confidence about the economy, but widespread pessimism persists and continues to depress hopes for a strong rebound in business investment and hiring, a new survey suggests.Deloitte’s quarterly survey of chief financial officers representing the largest companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico does show a marked improvement from the previous two samplings, both of which were described by the consulting firm as “dismal.”And in a break from recent surveys, American executives appear to have taken over from their Canadian counterparts on the optimism scale.“Canadian CFOs have traditionally expressed higher net optimism than their U.S. counterparts, so this quarter’s findings mark a significant change from the past,” said Bill Cunningham, co-head of the Deloitte survey project.“Although sales growth expectations in Canada continue to outpace those in the United States and earnings growth expectations are roughly the same, the Canadian CFOs are more muted when it comes to such things as dividend growth and capital investment, which is actually expected to decline this year.”The Deloitte survey predicts a 9.4 per cent drop from last year in capital spending.That would be unwelcome news for the Bank of Canada, which is expecting a rebound in business investment to support its two per cent growth forecast for the Canadian economy as a whole.In a separate outlook, the Royal Bank also cited subdued business investment as a key reason why its economists believe the Canadian economy will underperform this year and keep the loonie from returning to parity on a sustained basis over the next two years.The Deloitte survey of 106 CFOs — 15 in Canada — at companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues was conducted in February.The results show the executives do expect some pickup in employment at their firms this year, although a substantial minority of the North American sampling — 27 per cent — said they anticipate cuts in hiring.Many economists see the U.S. economy recording its first strong rebound year in 2013 since the recession. But the CFOs, while registering the improved outlook, remain at best cautiously optimistic.In the U.S., net optimism among executives surveyed rose from a minus 11 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to a plus 32 in the first of 2013. In Canada, the bounce was smaller, from a minus six to a plus seven.“Many of these estimates have rebounded from survey lows seen in 2012, but they are still … below their longer-term survey averages,” notes Dick Cooper of Deloitte.The CFOs cited the troubled state of many of the world’s major economies, particularly in Europe, and public policy uncertainty in the U.S. ranging from debt ceiling issues to government cost cutting and taxes as reasons for their muted outlook.Still, Canadian executives raised their expectations for earnings growth to 11.8 per cent in the survey, while their 7.4 per cent projection for sales growth outpaced the North American average. by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am MDT read more

Hungarian convict who mowed down two girls in New Year hitandrun jailed

first_imgThe court heard that his three accomplices were also EU migrants who all had previous convictions in their native Hungary. The cousins, who had moved to Britain from the Czech Republic, had been walking across the road hand-in-hand to buy crisps at a nearby shop when they were struck.Rather than stopping Hegedus sped off and later that night posted a picture on social media of him sporting grin and holding a bottle of Prosecco in one hand and Schnapps in the other, wishing his followers ‘Happy New Year’.Hegedus had been convicted in February 2000 of robbery in a gang, aggravated battery and and misuse of a document and was given five years in jail.Then in May 2007, before he moved to Britain, he was given a suspended sentence for car theft and counterfeiting. “It was the worst possible experience which I have to live through to bury my own daughter – it is the worst thing possible for parents.“I have to live and bring up my other children. I wantjustice but I’m very sad that the person who is responsible for the death of my daughter is going to be free in a few years whilst daughter will never come back.”Milan Kroka, Zaneta’s father, said: “Nothing will ever bring back our daughter and our family is still struggling to come to terms with this devastating tragedy. Those young girls have been tragically taken from us.”The incident continues to have a huge impact on mine and the rest of the family’s lives, and ultimately, today’s sentencing will not undo what’s happened. Zaneta was so young and full of life, it is still hard to believe at times she is no longer with us.”Hegedus admitted causing death by careless driving, having no driving licence and failing to report the car had been involved in a crash. He also pleaded guilty to perverting justice by falsely claiming to police the vehicle had been stolen.Orsos, Kalanyos and Peto all admitted perverting justice. Orsos got 20 months, Peto 25 months and Kalanyos 21 months. Hegedus was also banned from driving for five years. 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. 11-year-old Zaneta Krokova Jason Wakeford, spokesman for Brake, said: “There is nothing careless in taking someone’s life. Having this distinction between careless and dangerous is one of the reasons sentences are so low for these offences and it is something that requires urgent attention from the Government.”Manchester Crown Court heard how Hegedus had been travelling at 40mph in a 30mph zone, when hit the two little girls on Ashton Road in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The vehicle involved in the crash Gabor Hegedus, 38, who was the driver of a car in a hit and run crash which killed two girls Gabor Hegedus Gabor Hegedus, 38, who was the driver of a car in a hit and run crash which killed two girlsCredit: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd The 39-year-old, who has a string of convictions in Hungary, but was in the UK legally under EU law, was arrested the following day.He was initially charged with causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of 14-years in prison, but fearing they might struggle to prove the case, prosecutors later accepted his guilty plea to a lesser charge, which carries a maximum sentence of just five years.After admitting two counts of causing death by careless driving, Hegedus was jailed for four years, meaning he could be out in two, effectively serving just 12 months for each life he took. Judge John Potter said: “It’s not clear whether I have power to recommend whether each of you should be deported. If I do, I make that recommendation – but it may be a matter for the Home Office. Helina Kotlarova, 12, victim of Oldham hit and run crash Gabor HegedusCredit:FACEBOOK In a statement read to the hearing Sylva Kotlarova mother of Helena said: “When you see your child lying there and who has died and you want her to go home with you and to get up it’s very painful – it’s like the worst possible dream. Road safety campaigners have called for an urgent review of the law to increase the length of sentences being handed out in fatal road accidents. One was a convicted rapist and killer who had been to prison twice whilst another had served more than four years in jail for fraud and forgery.The men were travelling in a convoy of two vehicles, having just finished work on a house clearance.Following the impact, Hegedus sped off and dumped the car on a dirt track, before one of his accomplices reported the vehicle stolen.He shaved his head and beard in an attempt to disguise himself, but was arrested the following day after police traced him through CCTV.Police said they found cannabis in his system, but it was impossible to say how much had been in his system at the time of impact.He was initially charged with causing death by dangerous driving, but after analysing CCTV, prosecutors was decided that even though he had been travelling at an excessive speed, hisvision had been obscured by a van coming the other way.The Crown therefore decided to accept Hegedus’s guilty plea to the lesser charge of careless driving. 11-year-old Zaneta KrokovaCredit:Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd Helina Kotlarova, 12, victim of Oldham hit and run crashCredit:: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd The vehicle involved in the crashCredit: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd A convicted criminal from Hungary who killed two little girls in a hit and run last New Year’s Eve and then tried to cover up the crime, has been jailed for just four years.Gabor Hegedus was speeding moments before he ploughed into cousins, Heline Kotlarova, 12, and Zaneta Krokova, 11, in Oldham, sending one of the girls flying 65ft through the air.Helina, who was propelled into the path of an oncoming car, was pronounced dead at the scene while Zaneta died in hospital two days later.Hegedus who had no valid driving licence, and his three Hungarian accomplices – who were all convicted criminals – failed to stop at the scene and later dumped the Peugeot car, reporting it stolen.last_img read more

Outokumpu Technology to expand EI Teniente sulphuric acid plant

first_imgOutokumpu Technology has signed a turnkey contract worth $20 million with Codelco to revampEl Teniente’s No. 1 sulphuric acid plant at the Caletones copper smelter near Rancagua, Chile. The aim is to increase the capacity of the existing facility, improve operability and reduce current maintenance requirements. Outokumpu Technology’s scope consists of engineering, design, delivery, construction, erection and commissioning of specific equipment in different plant areas.  The project will be executed by Outokumpu Technology’s engineering staff in Chile and Germany. The revamped plant will be operational by the end of 2007. Outokumpu Technology’s expertise in sulphuric acid plants and off-gas handling is based on former Lurgi Metallurgie technologies.last_img

Habitat home has womens touch

first_imgAddress: 521 E. 33rd St., Vancouver.Telephone: 360-737-1759.Web: Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.A house rising up in the Lincoln neighborhood is a first in several ways. Most importantly, it’s a first step toward stability for a young family.The construction site at 1027 W. 39th St. is the first project by Habitat for Humanity in the neighborhood. It is the first “Women Build” project undertaken by the nonprofit’s Evergreen chapter. And while it’s the first home for the young couple scheduled to move in this summer, they also plan on it being their last.Their future neighbors roundly welcomed the new project to the corner of Lincoln and 39th.The 1,350-square-foot home is the first for Evergreen Habitat that’s designed, planned and constructed by women. However, when volunteers raised the house’s outer walls two weeks ago, there were a few men on site to lend professional expertise to that crucial stage of the process.But female volunteer interest permitting, the house will be built mostly by women, said Brenda Tiefenthaler, a former board member of Evergreen Habitat. Nationwide, some 1,400 such projects exist. ON a recent build day, several of the women present had extensive experience in the construction industry, just not the hands-on kind.Gerri Colburn, who is the project leader for the Lincoln home, spent the last 16 years in project management in the industry. But she pounded her first nails at the Habitat house a few weeks ago. She and other volunteers went through training at the Lowe’s on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, where they got an introduction to power tools and worked on a mock wall.last_img read more

Wilmington Travel Basketball To Hold Parents Night Out Fundraiser On February 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Travel Basketball is holding its annual Parents Night Out on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 8pm to midnight, at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street).The event will feature live music by DJ Dave Glinner, plus raffles.Tickets can be purchased for $20 each or two for $30.  Contact a coach or team representative for tickets.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Travel Basketball Tryouts Announced For 2019-2020 SeasonIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer To Hold Parents Night Out & Cornhole Tournament On June 7In “Sports”Tewksbury-Wilmington Emblem Club To Hold Cootie Party & Sundae Fundraiser On August 4In “Community”last_img read more

First look at the Pixel 4 Google confirms the phone features face

first_imgThere was another, less official instance when Google confirmed the existence of the phone in April, when a Google employee commented on Google’s Android Open Source Project. Buried in a thread about Google’s memory error detection tool, and spotted first by 9to5Google, the employee refers to the Pixel 4 twice: pixel-4A Google employee confirms the company is developing the Pixel 4. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET In the comment, the poster writes, “The plan was to first deploy this on Pixel 3 and make sure that everything actually works. Then move on to Pixel 4 and so on. If I had a Pixel 4 device…” Though the thread doesn’t go on to reveal anything else about the phone, at least we learned that it’s called the Pixel 4 and that it’s on its way. Confirmed: It will have face unlock and motion sensors Face unlock and motion sensors were rumored back in June and confirmed by Google on Monday. The company released a video and blog post showing that the Pixel 4 will have a Soli radar chip. This will allow the Pixel 4 to have face unlock, which is similar to Apple’s Face ID, and the feature will be secure enough to verify digital payments. The chip can also sense motion, and lets you “skip songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls” by waving your hand in front of the phone. The technology was developed internally by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team. The feature is not unlike the LG G8 ThinQ and offers a glimpse into a touchless phone future. The FCC first granted Google approval to use Project Soli sensors in December 2018 for aircraft. Likely: Pixel 4 will run Android Q Like with past Pixel phones, the Pixel 4 line will be one of the first — if not the first — phones to run Android’s latest OS. Because Google OS names are alphabetical, the upcoming update is temporarily known as Android Q before its official name launches. Although it’s not out yet, Android Q will reportedly have a systemwide dark mode, new permissions features, improved facial recognition and enhanced security. Rumor: Pixel 4 may have a 90Hz display oneplus-7-proCould the Pixel 4 have a 90Hz display like the OnePlus 7 Pro? Juan Garzon / CNET Perhaps joining the ranks of the OnePlus 7 and the Razer Phone 2, the Pixel 4 may be equipped with a 90Hz display according to 9to5Google. That means that while most phones have a refresh rate of 60 frames per second (put in another way, in one second the display refreshes 60 times), the Pixel 4 would refresh at 90 fps.  From our time reviewing phones with 90Hz displays, we can attest that things like scrolling through webpages and apps do feel more fluid, and it’d be an exciting feature to have on the Pixel 4. Rumor: Pixel 4 XL could also have two back cameras While previous Pixel XLs launched with just a single camera on the back, leaked photos posted on (once again) SlashLeaks indicate that the Pixel 4 XL may have two rear cameras. Google has typically relied on its camera software to do things like taking portrait photos that other phones require multiple rear cameras to accomplish, so it’s interesting that Google may possibly add another. The same leaked photos also show the phone with the aforementioned hole-punch display. Rumor: Pixel 4 might have improved dual-SIM capabilities The Pixel 4 may have a feature that would allow a user to switch between two functioning phone lines. This is an update from the previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 (and their larger counterparts the Pixel 2 XL and 3 XL). Those phones have a standard SIM card slot and an eSIM. While you could have two numbers provisioned for the device, you could only talk, text or use data on one line, while the other remained inactive. In other words, only one SIM could be activated at a time. But the Pixel 4 would be able to have two active SIMs. If either is being used to make a call or text, however, the other line won’t be able to take calls or text for the time being. This is similar to how the new iPhones and other Android phones operate. 35 1:10 Android Update Likely: Pixel 4 has one front-facing camera Back in June, supposedly a Pixel 4 was spotted in the wild by a tipster for 9to5Google showing that the phone had two front cameras (like the current Pixel 3) and a large “forehead.” But Google’s sketch of the Pixel 4, which was used to show where the Soli radar chip was located on the phone’s front-facing array, also showed that the phone had a single front-facing camera.  We’re unsure why Google would drop the second wide-angle camera from the phone, as it was useful on the Pixel 3 for taking wide selfie shots. Seeing how Google can render portrait photos with just one lens, perhaps the Pixel 4 will be capable of taking standard and wide-angle shots using just software. Google declined a request for comment. soli-pixel-4-sensor-max-1000x1000Only one front camera is seen in Google’s image of the Pixel 4. Google Likely: We’ll see it in October This isn’t based on any specific rumor, but since the first Pixel launch in 2016, Google has released its flagship in October. The pattern usually goes like this: Google holds its I/O developer conference in May to go over the latest Android OS and software updates. Then in October, it has another presser that highlights Google’s hardware developments and it introduces a new flagship running the Android version previewed in May. There have been curveballs — for instance, this year Google unveiled the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL in May. But that still puts us on track to see the Pixel 4 (and maybe Google’s smart home endeavors) in October. 7:21 15 Pixel 3 features you should use right now 27 Photos Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Google I/O recap, AR for your feet The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will serve as Google’s ultimate take on its mobile OS, which is also the most popular OS in the world, and the phones must stand out, not only from the Apple iPhone but other Android rivals like those from Samsung. Right now we are months away from its release, so in the meantime, read on to see what has been speculated so far and check back as we update this piece with interesting rumors as they arise.   Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL look familiar, but are more affordable Tags Last year’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Sarah Tew/CNET Anticipated to launch in October, the success of Google’s next flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL would be crucial for the company. True, Google’s most recent phones, the midrange Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL, are doing well, even though it’s not being sold by AT&T. It doubled Pixel sales, continues to impress users with its camera and CNET Editor Daniel Van Boom called it the most important phone of 2019.But last year’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL didn’t sell as well despite their exceptional cameras and critical acclaim. This could be because the phones are exclusive to Verizon (though they work on other US carriers), plus the fact that people in general aren’t buying phones as much as they used to. The phones are also expensive, unlike the Pixel 3A phones. There have been reported issues with the Pixel 3’s performance too (but we at CNET haven’t experienced them personally), and the company just settled a class-action lawsuit that will pay out $500 each to owners of the first Pixel phone.Now more than ever, however, we have a better understanding of what Google’s next flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, will be capable of. On Aug. 7, the company released the sixth and final beta update for Android Q, which means the official release of the OS is just a “few weeks away,” according to the company’s developers blog. In addition to software, Google unexpectedly “leaked” an official image of the Pixel 4 in June, and then later threw another curveball by releasing a video on YouTube about the phone’s face unlock and motion-sensing capabilities. Share your voice 17 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Apple reading • Google Pixel 4 rumors: ‘Face ID’, gesture controls, leaks, design, specs, price and more Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Android 10 (Android Q) Rumors Google LG Razer Samsung Apple OnePlus Mobile Phones Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All Now playing: Watch this: Comments Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4 pic.twitter.com/RnpTNZXEI1— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) June 12, 2019 Originally published March 8, 2019. Updates, May 26: Adds info about Pixel class-action lawsuit; June 6: Adds Google employee confirmation and Skinomi renders; June 12: Adds Google first look info; June 26: Adds additional rumors, including Project Soli; July 30: Adds Soli radar chip and single front-facing camera confirmation; Aug. 11: Adds 90Hz display rumor. Confirmed: The Pixel 4 exists, has square camera setup As mentioned above, the Pixel 4 is a real phone — none other than Google announced that it’s coming. Not only did the company confirm the name, but it included an image, which depicts multiple rear cameras encased in a square housing. • Google spills the beans on the Pixel 4last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkars son Arjun enters big league bought for Rs 5 lakh

first_imgUnlike his father, Arjun is a left-arm seamerCircle of Cricket India/FacebookFollowing in your successful father’s footsteps is very difficult. Just ask Abhishek Bachchan or Rohan Gavaskar. Now, it’s the turn of Arjun Tendulkar, son of the great Sachin Tendulkar, to try and take on this onerous responsibility. So far, the lad seems to be doing just fine.His latest achievement is to be bought at the maximum-possible price for the upcoming edition of the T20 Mumbai League. He was purchased in the auctions for an amount of Rs 5 lakh by a team called Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb.The auctionThe base price for the bearer of proud Tendulkar name was set at Rs 1 lakh. It wasn’t going to be enough as the franchises spiritedly tried to outbid each other for the budding left-armer. Eventually, a bid of Rs 5 lakh was made by a team called North Mumbai Panthers. Since this was the highest bid possible, there was only one way to move forward. They could exercise the Opportunity to Match (OTM) option. Two teams, Eagle Thane Strikers and Aakash Tigers, availed themselves of the OTM. This meant that these two remained in the race to have the junior Tendulkar playing for them. Arjun Tendulkar is a budding left-arm seamer and a useful batsmanReutersIt came down to the luck of draw as cards bearing the name of the two teams were put into a bag and a senior Mumbai Cricket Association official asked to draw one out. The lucky team turned out to be the Tigers. Interestingly, Sachin happens to be the brand ambassador of the league and can be seen in the television ads being aired.Moving through the gradesArjun has so far succeeded in making a mark not just in Mumbai cricket but also at the national level. He has had the opportunity to play for India under-19 side in unofficial ‘Tests’ against their Sri Lankan counterparts. Unlike his father, Arjun is a left-hander and primarily a seamer who can also be a useful batsman. It can be recalled that Sachin also had ambitions to become a pace bowler and had applied for admission at the MRF Pace Academy. He was rejected by Australian great Dennis Lillee due to lack of speed.Much taller than his father, Arjun seems to be heading more successfully in that direction. Will he succeed? Only time can tell. However, it is a testament to the great Tendulkar that when he was at that age where his son is currently, he was already established in the Indian team and had even scored a hundred at Perth. Such precocious talents come rarely.last_img read more

These Cuddly and Delicious McDonalds Desserts Arent For Eating

first_img World’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for …Watch: YouTuber Sends Big Mac Burger Into Space, Eats It Stay on target How much do you love McDonald’s desserts? A little? A lot? Would you cuddle up with one? If you’ve ever tried the delicious snack pies at McDonald’s Japan, you might. While in the United States we only really have a few flavors of pies like apple or cherry save for pumpkin spice or holiday flavor, Japan has some new flavors that you might want to try out. There’s a new Sankaku Choco Pie Black and a Sankaku Chocolate Pie White, chocolate and white chocolate pies that will be available at the restaurant soon.There’s a special campaign on Twitter to win one of 20 pies, but they’re not the kind you can eat. They’re actually big, cuddly pillows that you can cuddle up with just in time for the winter chill. The campaign has ended, but the winners will be receiving their winnings in the mail soon enough, with the delicious pies up for grabs as pillows. Talk about a unique way to advertise new desserts, right?AdChoices广告McDonald’s Japan is always rolling out something new and cool, though, like weird black burgers for Halloween, pink buns and pink burgers to really hammer home the feeling of spring with cherry blossoms, and other decadent flavors that we’d love to try if they ever came to our home turf. Unfortunately, the craziest it seems we get here in the United States is a McRib that goes away and comes back several times a year, so it’s not really “limited edition” anymore, is it?If you managed to win one of the pillows, or have tried one of the new pies, make sure you let us know how it tastes and if it’s worth making the super long trip over for. Does a sweet pillow make for a sweet slumber? It probably does, right?center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Knocking at the hearts of Delhi music lovers

first_imgIt was an eventful Saturday evening in the Capital, as the ambience at India Islamic Centre echoed with soulful renditions of ghazals. With Farrukh Baig sung each from his debut album Dastak, the audience present could not help but get mesmerised with the lyrics in sync with melodies.Farrukh fell in love with music at a very tender age of eight. However, he started his formal musical training at the age of fifteen. His first Guru was Ustad Qamar Mohd. Khan, a renowned All India Radio artist and a recipient of President of India Award. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Though he did not restrict himself to any one particular genre of music initially but developed a special liking for ghazals later on. During his college days, besides studies, it was just cricket and music. Soon he realized that to excel in either cricket or music, he had to give up one– and what he gave up is his victory today.Farrukh’s debut album, Dastak was launched by noted Indian film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt. Bhatt appreciated Baig’s singing as well as the lyrics and the music of the album. He expressed happiness to see a youngster who has taken ghazal as his passion and urged everyone to contribute for the revival of the music genre. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’Farrukh’s voice echoes in your hearts even after the song has ended,’ said Bhatt at the event.Despite being a management graduate and working in the corporate sector, it was music which remained an integral part of Baig’s life. His musical journey included doing shows all over, composing and singing a couple of title songs for serials, and some music shows on television.The album has six ghazals which have been written by Dr. M.S.Rahi and the music has been  arranged by Navneet Kedar. Dastak will be available in the market both on the online platform as well as offline from the date of its launch.After the grave loss of Ghazal king Jagjit Singh, here is a young lad who has taken a plunge to sincerely promote and revive the fading art.last_img read more

Mamata asks people to create awareness on vitiligo

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter today to spread awareness on vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells. “On World Vitiligo Day, let us pledge to spread global awareness about vitiligo and ensure that no one is discriminated against for their skin condition,” Banerjee tweeted this morning. World Vitiligo Day is celebrated globally on June 25 with an aim to create awareness about the skin condition.last_img

Top Predictions for Hiring and Retaining Software Developers

first_imgMarch 27, 2015 How Success Happens 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Hiring software developers will be a top priority for organizations of all sizes in 2015, and that’s not a prediction — it’s a fact. Whether you run a small business or a multinational enterprise, your ability to recruit and retain developers will significantly impact the future of your business.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of software developers will increase 22 percent by 2022, which is twice as fast as the average for hiring overall. It’s a competitive hiring market and fierce demand for tech talent along with advancements in recruiting technology are changing the way hiring is handled.Here, my top three predictions for trends we’ll be this year.Related: 6 Recruitment Trends You Can’t Ignore in 20151. Recruiting abroad — aggressivelyRecruiting international graduates used to be something only large corporations with vast resources and budgets could do. Now, thanks to video interviewing technology, forums like GitHub (where coders can share their work) and tools that enable companies to hold remote coding contests, any business can discover impressive candidates from around the world. A number of small but high-growth companies are currently recruiting heavily from abroad. PocketGems recently went up against giants Amazon, Google, Facebook and Walmart for a top Indian student from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Addepar recently held an event that attracted 3,800 developers from across the world. The winner hailed from Latvia.2. Salaries will increase above inflationFortune 100 companies across industries are fighting against tech startups, tech incumbents and even eachother for the same pool of developers. What these companies can’t offer in office culture or location, they can make up for in pay. For example, Facebook has 1/100th the revenue of Walmart, and I predict that companies like Walmart are going to use their immense capital to hire top talent away from tech giants and startups alike.Salaries may rise by as much as 200 percent.The Labor Department reports that software developers earn a median salary of $90,060 in 2012 — nearly 57.5 percent higher than the national median household income of $51,759. Salaries are already high, and they’re only going to keep increasing as a result of the tech talent war, which is now spilling over to companies with huge bank accounts.However, salaries alone are often not enough to recruit developers. In a survey of 17,000 IT professionals, Dice found that attracting developers requires a progression of “more interesting or challenging assignments.” Traditional companies will have to make the problems they need solving seem interesting to software developers if they hope to attract the best.Related: 4 Ways to Cater to the Mobile Job Seeker3. Coding classes in collegeHigh employer demand and high salaries are inspiring more college students than ever to take coding classes. The number of college students in coding classes will go up in 2015 and by 2020, 90 percent of college graduates will have taken at least one coding class.Students know that a little coding knowledge can go a long way in the job market.While the White House is promoting computer education, the U.S. still falls behind many other countries when it comes to making it a national priority. Estonia implemented a new education program in 2012 to teach all first-graders to code, and by September, 2015, coding will be mandatory in British schools. While it’s unlikely the American government will follow suit, that doesn’t mean private organizations can’t push this movement forward.A few schools in the U.S. are already experimenting with implementing computer coding into their classes. In addition, there’s a wealth of online resources for students and teachers, including TurtleBits, CodeAcademy, Code School and more. Non-profit organizations like Code.org, Women Who Code, CodeNow and Girls Who Code are also helping to promote coding literacy.Tech companies are even stepping in. Microsoft’s Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program pairs 70 schools in 12 states with nearly 300 professional software developers to help engage more students in computer science at a younger age.These private organizations are taking the lead, and kids that start coding young are more likely to continue their computer education through college. As the job market gets even more competitive, companies will have to get more creative, data-driven and flexible with how they recruit tech talent. Fortunately, technology startups — powered by developers — are building products to help them do just that.Do you see any other trends soon? Share your ideas in the comment section below.Related: Why the First Interview Should Never Be the Last Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. CadOne is Three Palm Software’s mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) solution offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for integration into their product suites.For the end-user, this CAD product offers the following features: – CadOne operates seamlessly within the mammography workflow- CadOne offers three different operating points- CadOne does not limit the number of views per study- CAD reports include mass density and calcification cluster marks- CAD reports optionally include information that can be utilized to enhance mammogram viewing capability: breast border; pectoral muscle border; nipple position; outlines of mass densities and calcifications- Single CAD device can support multiple types of FFDM systems- CAD reports are encoded as Mammography SR and can be displayed on standard Mammography workstations- Throughput of 120 – 690 cases per hour on a dual-core CPU for a standard 4-view study with image resolutions ranging from 25µm to 100µm.Most important technical specifications: For a Healthcare Enterprise integrating Mammography CAD into its IT environment, CadOne offers the following features: DICOM MG (For Processing) source data; DICOM SR output; connectivity; dual-core 2.3GHz or higher; 1GB or more RAM.For an OEM vendor adding CAD to its Mammography portfolio, CadOne offers the following features: software-only install; runs on a range of Windows platforms (including XP, Windows Server, Windows Vista); runs as a service and does not require any end-user interaction; can co-exist on a computer system with other services and end-user applications; stand-alone service tool; custom integration options (such as source data via private path; output in custom formats). FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | October 30, 2008 CadOne Mammography Solution Targets OEMs Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 13, 2019 iCAD Introduces ProFound AI for 2D Mammography in Europe iCAD Inc. announced the launch of ProFound AI for 2D Mammography in Europe. This software is the latest addition to… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Computer-Aided Detection Software | May 21, 2019 MaxQ AI Launches Accipio Ax Slice-Level Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin shipping in August… read morelast_img read more

The pride of Costa Rica is UEFAs Goalie of the Year

first_imgCosta Rican star goalkeeper Keylor Navas received the UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season award on Aug. 30, ahead of the draw for UEFA Champions League football tournament at The Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.Navas turned in an outstanding season as his club team, Real Madrid, clinched its third consecutive Champions League title earlier this year.He’s now facing competition from new Real arrival Thibault Courtois, but his place in the hearts of his Costa Rican fans is undisputed. Watch some of Keylor Navas’ best saves for Real Madrid Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title Mexico defeats Costa Rica 3-2 in international friendly The best photos from Costa Rica’s loss to Tunisia – and the afterparty Reports: Keylor Navas signs extension with Real Madridlast_img read more

Obama Administration Pushes for New Refinance Expansions

first_img Share in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Barack Obama Fannie Mae FHA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac HARP Housing Affordability HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Rates Politics Processing Refinance Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-05-11 Ryan Schuette The Obama administration made another push Friday to expand refinancing opportunities for homeowners, with HUD Secretary “”Shaun Donovan””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/principal_staff/secretary_donovan behind the effort to adopt any one of three bills currently in Congress.[IMAGE]Officials told reporters in a teleconference Friday that President “”Barack Obama””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama would appear with a family in Nevada later that day to tout the need for a wider refinance net.””At a time when we literally have the lowest interest rates ever in this country, what you would expect from these interest rates is a macroeconomic boost,”” Donovan said in the call. “”That will help families save $1,000 to $2,000 a year.””The HUD secretary outlined three bills before Congress that seek [COLUMN_BREAK]to streamline the refinance application process, increase servicer competition by reducing barriers, and do away with manual appraisal costs in neighborhoods with fewer home sales than others nationally.The legislation includes bills sponsored separately by Sens. “”Barbara Boxer””:http://boxer.senate.gov/ (D-California) and “”Robert Menendez””:http://www.menendez.senate.gov/ (D-New Jersey); “”Diane Feinstein””:http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/ (D-California); and “”Jeff Merkley””:http://www.merkley.senate.gov/ (D-Oregon). The three bills share several differences. The Boxer-Menendez proposal offers to eliminate upfront fees for refinance borrowers and would require mortgage insurers who “”unreasonably fail”” to provide coverage to new refi loans to restitute taxpayers, while the Merkley bill allows borrowers to trade their existing loans for GSE-backed ones at the same rates without closing costs.The Feinstein bill addresses federal housing agencies by creating a refinancing fund under the Federal Housing Administration and extending guarantee fees for both the agency and the GSEs.Some speculate whether the new refinance initiatives aim to curry favor with independent voters in a general-election year. During their phone call with reporters, officials cast the three bills as ways to stimulate job creation and save homeowners thousands of dollars in a still-nascent recovery.The moves come on the heels of a “”to-do list”” that Obama offered Congress. In it, the president called for refinance expansions that echo modifications he proposed for the Home Affordable Refinance Program in his State of the Union address in January.center_img Obama Administration Pushes for New Refinance Expansions May 11, 2012 474 Views last_img read more