Health Data Sharing Agreement Will Improve Health Care in First Nations Communities

first_imgAccording to new data released today, March 24, Mi’kmaq people between ages 20 and 39 are five times more likely to get diabetes than other Nova Scotians. Their health could improve significantly with support from the province’s diabetes centres. The data also highlights a need to encourage more Mi’kmaq people to take part in regular breast cancer screening, to reduce breast cancer mortality rates. These are examples of the information now available from the new First Nations Client Linkage Registry, a joint project of First Nations chiefs, the province and Health Canada. “This is a significant achievement, and an important step forward in enhancing our capacity to meet the health needs of our community members,” said Chief Andrea Paul, of Pictou Landing First Nation, speaking on behalf of the Nova Scotia chiefs. “Having reliable health data will help us better monitor changes in the health of our communities, inform decisions about limited health care resources, and assist us in negotiating services that our communities need now and into the future.” The registry includes information on hospital admissions, visits to doctors, cancer and diabetes treatment, and mortality rates. No individual data is shared. Only community data, coming from a group with more than five people, can be shared through the registry. “This information is key to preventing chronic disease, improving treatment, and helping people live longer, healthier, lives,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. Since October 2012, Nova Scotia First Nations, the province and Health Canada have been working to create the registry, develop health status reports, find ways to share key findings, and offer training for First Nations health centre staff. “Our government is committed to improving First Nations health outcomes, and I am pleased to support an innovative and collaborative initiative such as this, which will help us deliver health programs and services more efficiently,” said Jane Philpott, federal Minister of Health. “This project will facilitate access to valuable information on the health of First Nations communities, and will contribute to evidence-based decision making regarding health services.” Health Canada’s Health Services Integration Transition Fund provided $487,947 over four years. The province contributed in-kind staff expertise to help extract and analyze the data.last_img read more

Shah Prasad and Irani join PM Modi in front row in LS

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joined by his cabinet colleagues Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani- all three first time Lok Sabha members- in the front row of the lower house, with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav retaining their front seats meant for opposition leaders.While Home Minister Shah and Law Minister Prasad had front row seats in Rajya Sabha before the general elections, it is for the first time Irani will have a front row seat in Parliament. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Women and Child Development minister, who was in Rajya Sabha before she defeated Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, did not have front seat in the upper house. Rahul Gandhi retains his seat in the second row in lower house in the seat allocation by Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday. Union ministers –Nitin Gadkari, Sadanand Gowda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Arjun Munda and Arvind Sawant– have also got seats in the first row. From the opposition parties, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and DMK leader T R Baalu were also allocated seats in the front row. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAmong the bigger parties, leaders of JD(U), Trinamool Congress and YSR CP have also got front seats. The prime minister has a reserved corner seat to the right of the Speaker. Rajnath Singh, considered the senior most minister in the cabinet, will retain his seat adjacent to Modi. Senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj had front row seats in the previous Lok Sabha but they will be missing this time as none of them contested the elections. Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda will also be missing from the front row as he lost his Lok Sabha seat in the elections. One seat in the front row has been kept vacant for the deputy speaker, who is yet to be elected.last_img read more

Allowance Dutch Justice Rule in Favor of Retired DutchMoroccans

Taroudante- A court in the Netherlands ruled against the Dutch government’s decision to reduce child allowances of retired Dutch-Moroccans who have resettled in Morocco.The Court of Appeal of Utrecht (the Netherlands) confirmed on Friday the judgment of the Court of First Instance, which ordered the annulment of the Dutch government’s decision to cut the allowances for children of retired Dutch-Moroccans who resettled in Morocco.Mohamed Sayyem, President of the Foundation Supporting Emigrants, said that the court also called on the Dutch government to pay the entire amount withheld with retroactive effect from January 1, 2013, when the decision came into force. In response to the Dutch government’s unilateral decision to call off the 1972 Moroccan-Dutch Agreement on Social Security, Salah Eddine Mezouare, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, called his Dutch counterpart last month to express Morocco’s deep disappointment and total rejection of this decision.An official delegation from the Moroccan House of Representatives reportedly travelled to the Netherlands last week in order to review the Dutch government’s position regarding joint agreements between the two countries and their impact on the Moroccan community.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and investment survey

Alberta increasingly unattractive for oil and investment: survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Muma Posted Dec 6, 2016 7:12 am MDT (Pexels) Confidence in Alberta’s oil and gas sector continues to slip.The Fraser Institute’s annual Global Survey of Petroleum-Sector Executives says confusing, possibly costly policies from the NDP government has investors looking to put their money elsewhere.Alberta dropped 18 spots this year and is now in the lower half worldwide.Report co-author Kenneth Green points out as recently as 2014 Alberta still ranked in the top 15.“It dropped last year to 25th amongst the same group of 96 jurisdictions it was ranked with this year, (and) dropped to 43rd globally,” he said.Green explains it is taxation and environmental regulation that specifically has investors passing on Alberta.“It’s a combination of all the things that have dropped on the plate since last year,” he said. “Starting from the royalty review going to the climate leadership plan, and of course the carbon tax.”He explains the NDP government is still relatively new so it’s not time to panic, but he adds we can’t sit back and wait either, with a surge expected to come from the U.S. energy economy.“Regulatory streamlining, getting the pipelines actually built now that were approved, that’s going to be a huge challenge in and of itself, and maintaining a competitive environment for investment, talent, development and technology,” he said, adding it’s no longer just provincial policy which will dictate investment now that the federal government has decided to impose a carbon price floor across the country.Green points out this survey was done before the premier agreed to raise the carbon tax to $50 a tonne by 2022 and before the Line 3 and Trans Mountain pipeline approvals, so things are still in flux.Once again Saskatchewan was the top jurisdiction in Canada and ranked 7 out of the top 96. read more

FROM THE FIELD Restoring life to Ghanas land

The Dorbor community which lives in central Ghana is finding the cultivation of the cereal crops and cashew nuts it traditionally farms increasingly challenging.  The Dorbor people are now being supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with funding provided by the Global Environment Facility, to hold back land degradation by introducing sustainable land management practices, including soil fertility improvement techniques. As the international community gathers in New Delhi in India to discuss how to combat desertification, read more here about how the Dorbor people are restoring life to Ghana’s lands. More from the UN Development Programme here, and you can find out more about the Small Grants Programme, here. An increase in the population in the West African country has put more pressure on agricultural lands resulting in the clearing of forests and woodlands, a development which is hastening desertification. read more

Fewer children than ever are writing letters to Father Christmas literacy charity

first_imgDr Jane Medwell, a leading academic in the field of handwriting and literacy who works with the Write Your Future Campaign, said: “It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of handwriting in a digital world – but ultimately, this skill is crucial to a child’s development leading to benefits in later life as well.“We must work harder to support teachers and parents in fostering handwriting, so that their students can thrive.“Making handwriting lessons fun and providing more tools for teachers is an important first step in helping children develop this literacy skill and making sure that handwriting remains a crucial part of the learning process.”Royal Mail revealed last month that the gifts most requested by children who had written to Father Christmas via their service were Lego, a bike, games consoles and Hatchimals. He said writing letters was still an important part of creating a well-rounded child, who was prepared for the future as a whole and not just the digital age.”We work with children who are primary school aged, particularly those from a deprived area and particularly those who are struggling with their literacy needs,” he added.”We really work with them to enable them to write as well as have comprehension as well as having reading and everything else.”But one of the key core skills we develop is writing.” Fewer children than ever are writing letters to Father Christmas as the tradition is replaced by email, the head of a literacy charity has warned.The centuries-old custom is a valuable part of childhood and is “paramount to a child’s development,” Matthew Hickey, chief executive of the Children’s Literacy Charity, said.But he expressed fears that technology was “taking over” as time-pressed parents found it easier to help their offspring type an email rather than put pen to paper before taking a trip to the local post box.”For me, being able to write a letter to Santa has a certain nostalgic feel to retaining what this time of the year is all about – which is making sure that children are able to be children,” he said.”It is about developing children who are multifaceted, who can do everything to prepare them for the future.”Not just being able to be prepared for the digital age, but actually being prepared to put pen to paper and use those multiple skills.” A child’s letter to Father ChristmasCredit:Rii Schroer A child's letter to Father Christmas The tradition of writing letters to Father Christmas can be traced back to the 1200s, when a girl wrote a letter to the real Saint Nicholas, a bishop who lived in Myra, now Turkey. 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.center_img Royal Mail is inundated with Christmas postCredit:Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images For generations since, boys and girls have sat down with paper and pens or crayons to insist they have been good and list the presents they would like.Among those who penned their own list this year was Prince George, who asked for a police car and whose letter was hand delivered by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, on an official visit to Finland.Royal Mail has encouraged the tradition with its Letters to Santa service, launched in 1963, but while a spokeswoman revealed they received “hundreds of thousands” of children’s letters annually, she said they did not publish specific figures and was unable to say whether the number written annually had dipped.As long ago as 2007, a survey suggested that a third of primary school age children sent emails to Father Christmas rather than letters.But Mr Hickey said his charity was keen to inspire parents to uphold the letter-writing tradition.”It is paramount to a child’s development,” he added. “Because if you can’t handwrite, how can you answer an exam question properly, or fill out an application form?”We know there is a lot of stuff happening online but having that skill of handwriting will always be needed.” Conversely, the Mothers’ Union charity has urged parents not to encourage their children to write a Christmas list for fear that it places undue pressure on them to create as big a “present pile” as possible, spending more than they could afford. Royal Mail is inundated with Christmas postlast_img read more

Avalon Cronimet proving sensorbased ore sorting thesis for East Kemptville tin project

first_imgAvalon Advanced Materials has moved a step closer to incorporating sensor-based ore sorting into its plans at the East Kemptville tin project in Nova Scotia, Canada, after the latest testwork came back with positive results.As recently as July, the company said ore-sorting technology had the potential to upgrade the feed material to the processing plant, thereby reducing both capital and operating costs and the volume of tailings generated, and it has stuck by that assessment after the latest batch of work.Sensor-based ore-sorting (an example from Outotec shown above) is an emerging technology seeing increasing application in the mining industry. It involves the scanning of individual rock particles on a conveyor using various types of available sensor technologies.Depending on the chemical, mineralogical or physical characteristics, the particles of value are individually identified and separated from the ‘rejects’ by applying either a mechanical, hydraulic or, in the case of East Kemptville, pneumatic process.The most recent work, which comes on the back of similar preliminary work in 2017, was conducted by Cronimet Mining Processing, which is providing technical and metallurgical services to Avalon.Drill core samples from the in-ground resources at East Kemptville were delivered in July to a test facility in Kentucky, US, in order to determine the amenability of East Kemptville tin mineralisation for beneficiation using sorting technology.Samples varying from relatively high-grade to low-grade tin concentrations were scanned using a multisensory sorter platform. Based on these scans, an algorithm was developed to allow for the separation of the material during tests.The feedstock used during the test campaign contained 0.11% Sn, 0.06% Cu and 0.11% Zn. The first step of the testwork produced an upgraded product containing 0.47% Sn and a product mass yield of 12%.Recovery versus grade data also showed ore sorting can be used to recover the zinc ore mineral sphalerite (which also contains indium) from this resource. The zinc-indium feed was successfully upgraded to 0.23% Zn in the first step, while copper content remained low.Similar positive results were achieved in a preliminary ore sorting test programme conducted in 2017 using material from the low-grade stockpile, Avalon said. This confirms the technology can be successfully employed to upgrade both the in-ground tin resource as well as the stockpiled material.Based on these results, Cronimet has recommend a detailed sampling campaign be conducted on the low-grade stockpile, followed by an extensive bulk testwork programme using a pilot-scale ore sorting plant to test the recovery of valuable minerals on a pilot scale.Cronimet will be visiting the East Kemptville site in September to meet with Avalon and site representatives in order to design and schedule the sampling programme likely to involve the extraction of a bulk (circa-10 t) composite sample sometime in October.The test programme, including writing of the technical report, is expected to take five to six months to complete. This will be combined with a confirmation drilling programme on the stockpile, which will be used to finalise the small-scale site re-development model to the feasibility level of confidence, following which it is contemplated Avalon and Cronimet would enter into a partnership for the joint development of the project.In July, Cronimet started carrying out the installation of ore sorting equipment at Almonty Industries’ Panasqueira mine in Portugal. This particular installation was aimed at reclaiming coarse fraction tailings and would result in a production increase of about 10%, according to Almomty.last_img read more

Another farm safety campaign considered after deaths of four children

first_imgTRACTOR TYRES PERCHED against outdoor walls, accessible slurry pits and large pieces of machinery not being turned off appropriately are just some of the dangers facing children on farms.However, something as simple as an open gate could also lead to a tragedy.Last year, four children died on Irish farms. The Health and Safety Authority said it was “particularly concerned” that there were such young victims of what they describe as ‘workplace accidents’.“We recognise that some jobs can be more hazardous than others, the number of fatalities in Agriculture each year bears that out. However, we will never accept that these deaths are inevitable and cannot be prevented,” the CEO Martin O’Halloran said on the publication of the agency’s 2013 report earlier this week.And now, another health and safety organisation is looking at the possibility of planning an information campaign this year.The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Ireland Branch works with businesses and government, with the aim of reducing injury and ill-health across the country.Its chair Michelle Peate-Morgan told that any fatality in the workplace is a tragedy.All are preventable and we are equally concerned about the rise in children dying in agriculture.She noted that there has been extremely positive engagement with farmers over recent years and that Irish farms, while safer than most European counterparts, are still dangerous.“The industry needs to be aware that on family farms, children don’t see the dangers,” she explained. “Open farm gates, slurry pits, large pieces of machinery, tractor wheels against walls that can easily fall down and injure, are all examples. As are farm animals themselves.”She says that along with the HSA, her organisation works to help farmers deal pragmatically and practically with the risk assessment of such hazards.Peate-Morgan said the IOSH is launching a media campaign in the UK this year and will examine the possibility of doing something similar in Ireland.A total of 16 people died on Irish farms last year, a reduction from the 21 fatalities recording in 2012.Related: 46 people killed in workplace accidents last yearMore: Farmers’ association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidentslast_img read more

From handbags to sex toys Hello Kitty turns 40 this week

first_img Source: www.sanrio.comThe moon-faced mouthless white cat first appeared in 1974 on a coin purse in Japan and has since built up a worldwide fanbase, appearing on everything from handbags to sex toys.Her image is licensed by Japanese company Sanrio, which says on its website that it makes more than US$5 billion dollars in retail sales each year. Hello Kitty is its flagship brand.Yamaguchi, at the Hong Kong fair to tie in with its new Japan Pavilion, has been the lead designer of Hello Kitty since 1980 and promotes herself as the character’s best friend.“She is very motivated and open and wants to face the future,” she says of the character.There are plenty of detractors of Hello Kitty’s sweetness — entire blogs are dedicated to tearing down the cute icon, with online spoofs depicting her like a horror movie character.Enduring appealBut Yamaguchi insists her appeal can endure. There are already three generations of fans that like Hello Kitty, so I hope that there will be more fans like that in the future, like people in a family loving Hello Kitty together.The main Hello Kitty 40th birthday celebrations will take place later this year, including the first ever fan convention, hosted in Los Angeles at the end of October.- © AFP, 2014In pictures: Is this the cutest plane in the world?> Source: WIkimedia CommonsTHE FLAMBOYANT DESIGNER of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.Speaking at the Hong Kong Book Fair, Yuko Yamaguchi took the concept of life imitating art to another level, wearing a Kitty-style strawberry dress with dyed auburn hair piled into two buns topped with a red ribbon — the cat’s signature accessory.Growing old in a digital ageAs Kitty enters her next decade, she faces increasing competition from more cutting-edge cartoons like Brown and Cony, the bear and rabbit mascots of Tokyo-based messaging app LINE, which has taken Asia by storm in recent months.But Yamaguchi insisted Kitty would cope with growing older in a digital age.“There are new cartoon characters that are coming out daily… (but) I think Hello Kitty is the only one that can adapt to the changes in the world,” Yamaguchi said.last_img read more

Language teachers demand more class time

first_imgAt Stonnington Primary School, their Greek class only goes for 50 minutes a week. Amazingly, Greek is the primary language that the school teaches outside of English, an anomaly for a primarily non-Greek student base, but with less than an hour given each week, there is no way a young student will be able to have a strong grasp of the language when they finish primary school. This is something the Greek Teachers Association of Victoria wants to see changed; to give all LOTE programs, not just Greek, the time of day to really make a student interested and want to continue learning when they hit high school. At their annual conference on Tuesday, almost 100 Victorian Greek teachers agreed to send a letter to the Department of Education to ask that more gets done to increase class times and create better pathways for students to retain the language they were taught at primary school at high school level. Currently, the Victorian Government doesn’t enforce a minimum time for LOTE to be taught at primary school level, but encourages schools to offer more than 150 minutes a week of language programs.A study in 2003 by Melbourne University’s Yvette Slaughter and John Hajeck found that “only 4.1 per cent of government primary schools ran LOTE programs for 150 minutes or more, and these were largely schools running bilingual programs”.Ten years on and things aren’t looking much better. At primary school level, participation rates fell from 88.7 to 69.4 per cent between 1999 and 2010, with 397 government schools discontinuing their languages programs altogether. Greek Teachers Association of Victoria vice president, John Milides, wants to see a drastic overhaul of the language program at schools, and hopes that increasing class hours will create better retention rates.“The current state of teaching LOTE in primary schools and secondary schools, although it has a vision, it’s not supported by the allocated time to teach,” he tells Neos Kosmos.“We don’t think that provides the groundwork for teachers to produce a very successful program.”The lack of time dedicated to teaching a language at state schools is an increasing worry for teachers, who believe their class programs can’t progress at a good enough pace and unfortunately leaves many children disinterested in the language.For students given less than 50 minutes a week on a language and not given any homework throughout the week, learning the fundamentals would take months, if not years. At grade six, many would still only hold a beginners level of the language, and would most likely not feel comfortable taking up the language at an intermediate level if it was offered at high school. The sad fact is, many children aren’t able to continue their language studies when they progress to high school because their school doesn’t offer the same language their primary school offered.It is up to the principle of each school what language they teach. Even for affiliated primary and secondary schools, languages aren’t the same. At Lalor North Primary school, the only bilingual primary school in the state, they are taught Greek up till grade six. At the affiliated Lalor North College which isn’t bilingual, the school’s chosen language is Italian, meaning those wanting to continue with Greek will have to seek another school or take up after school classes.“In primary schools where Greek is being taught, there should be pathways,” Mr Milides says. “The Government needs to look at that, not just blame the parents.”It’s something the Government regrets, and agrees there isn’t much it can do other than offering incentives for schools to localise their languages. The final say on what language the school chooses is still up to the principal.The Government is currently working on a long term plan that will see major changes to the way language is taught at schools. By 2015, all Victorian schools will be required to offer a LOTE program from prep. Already the government has written to schools that don’t have a language program in place to start getting ready for the introduction.Education Minister, Martin Dixon says the plan will reverse some of the damage done with language programs.“We have turned around a decline in schools offering languages with an ambitious plan for every Victorian student to learn a language from Prep until at least Year 10 by 2025, starting with Prep in 2015,” he said to Neos Kosmos in a statement.“We are on track to meet our targets.”The plan is designed to see students develop key milestones in their language proficiency up till year 10. By 2025, students are expected to obtain Certificate of Language Proficiency at Year 10, and the government hopes to have at least 25 per cent of students in VCE studying a language other than English. It says it is already supporting schools to sponsor overseas language assistants and teachers to fill teacher shortages.In regional areas where language programs are harder to staff and maintain, the Government is working on making sharing information easier and introducing teleconferencing to aid in teaching the syllabus.Yet the neglected state that LOTE programs have been left in will take years if not decades to improve and start producing useful programs for students. The national curriculum’s language program is only just being finalised, and will be ready for implementation by next year.It will initially offer only 11 languages: Arabic, Vietnamese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Chinese and Greek. There is still a bit of scepticism around the changes.“If the program isn’t working and they’re not producing bilingual speakers then that should be abandoned,” Mr Milides says.The association has been more active of late and has launched a new dialogue with the government to help foster a brighter future for Greek. The association met with four members of parliament last year to discuss problems that all language teachers are facing, with budgets tightening and the lack of pathways available. At the annual conference, Mr Milides asked for more collaborative support from the teachers to create a better dialogue with the Government. “I proposed to all the teacher that we should become more organised as a group, and we should be more proactive in entering into dialogue with the authorities regarding the future of our language,” he says.That increased dialogue has already seen results, with the Government introducing two scholarships this year to support students to undertake teaching degrees focused on Greek language and has increased funding since 2011 to provide funding to 38 accredited schools offering language classes in Greek to 5,875 students in 2013. The annual conference on Tuesday entitled “Teaching Modern Greek: Successes and Prospects” saw 14 different presentations of how to better teach Greek in schools and ways to encourage participation. The Department of Education was also invited, with Vic Papas and Scott Ware of the Languages Unit in the Learning and Teaching Division giving their vision on the future of Greek and languages in the State. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Choléra en Haïti le nombre de morts augmente dans le sudouest du

first_imgCholéra en Haïti : le nombre de morts augmente dans le sud-ouest du paysAlors que le choléra aurait d’ores et déjà fait 1.880 morts en Haïti depuis le début de l’épidémie mi-octobre, cette dernière semble s’intensifier dans le sud-ouest du pays.L’épidémie de choléra continue à frapper durement Haïti et aurait fait près de 140 morts en quelques jours dans le sud-ouest. Le responsable de la direction sanitaire du département de la Grande anse, Dr Duvelson Angello, a fait savoir à l’AFP : “Nous avons enregistré un nombre élevé de décès dans les communautés où les gens associent la maladie à la sorcellerie (…) Il (le nombre de personnes décédées, ndlr) doit en avoir davantage mais nous n’avons pas encore pu atteindre les autres régions pour vérifier les données qui nous parviennent”.À lire aussiLe syndrome de Cotard, l’étrange maladie qui fait croire à une personne qu’elle est morteLa situation dans le sud-ouest du pays devient critique, et cela alors que la population pense que l’épidémie est le fait de sorciers. Quatorze personnes ont été lynchées par les habitants, soupçonnées de propager la maladie. Le Dr Angello ajoute : “Au niveau de la Grande anse, nous faisons face à un problème culturel. Les gens pensent que la maladie est surnaturelle, ils ne suivent pas les recommandations et préfèrent s’adresser à des guérisseurs naturels qui eux-aussi sont infectés (…). On est en train d’installer des unités de réhydration dans les sections communales pour diminuer le nombre de décès communautaires”. Une campagne de sensibilisation a également été lancée tandis que le médecin interrogé demande à ce que les organisations humanitaires parviennent jusqu’à sa localité, ce qui n’est pas le cas aujourd’hui.Le 6 décembre 2010 à 16:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le tir de la fusée japonaise H2B reporté

first_imgLe tir de la fusée japonaise H-2B reportéL’agence spatiale japonaise, la Jaxa, devait réaliser jeudi 20 janvier le second lancement de la fusée H-2B. Mais les mauvaises conditions météorologiques l’ont contraint à retarder ce tir.La Jaxa a expliqué avoir décidé ce report en raison d’une importante couche nuageuse qui ne devrait pas se dissiper avant samedi, rapporte l’AFP. Prévu jeudi, le lancement ne s’est pas encore vu fixer de date précise, mais il n’aura pas lieu avant le 22.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAEn partenariat avec le conglomérat industriel Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), l’agence nippone doit lancer cette fusée avant d’envoyer vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), le second véhicule de transfert japonais, (HTV2). Baptisé Kounotori (cigogne en japonais), le vaisseau apportera plus de cinq tonnes d’équipements aux astronautes à bord de la Station. Si ce véhicule est conçu pour n’être utilisé qu’une seule fois, d’autres exemplaires doivent être construits.C’est en septembre 2009 qu’avait eu lieu le premier tir de la fusée H-2B. Elle avait alors envoyé sans encombre un HTV vers l’ISS. De tels missions sont prévues chaque année afin de récupérer les déchets accumulés sur l’ISS, et apporter plusieurs tonnes de matériel aux résidents de la station.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 15:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Free mobile un potentiel de couvrir 30 de la population française

first_imgFree mobile : un “potentiel” de couvrir 30% de la population françaiseL’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) a rendu son rapport définitif sur la couverture du réseau de Free. Selon son étude, le nouvel opérateur mobile a le “potentiel” de couvrir un peu plus de 30% de la population dans l’Hexagone.Voilà des conclusions qui vont permettre à Free de faire taire les mauvaises langues. Les obligations de couverture du nouvel opérateur mobile communiquées à l’Arcep lui prescrivent en effet de couvrir au moins 27% de la population pour le service de voix et 25% pour celui de transmission de données. À lire aussiInternet mobile : 38% des français sont connectésOr, depuis son lancement en janvier 2012, Free Mobile est régulièrement attaqué sur ce point par ses concurrents notamment SFR et Bouygues Telecom. A la demande du ministère de l’Industrie, l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) a donc entamé un audit afin de savoir ce qu’il en était de la couverture réelle du réseau de l’opérateur. Un audit qui était attendu pour le 30 mars et qui a été mis en ligne la semaine dernière.Selon celui-ci, Free mobile aurait le “potentiel” de couvrir au moins 30% de la population métropolitaine. Pour arriver à cette conclusion, l’ANFR a contrôlé les 979 antennes-relais déclarées comme mises en service par l’opérateur et constaté que 781 d’entre elles, soit près de 80%, “ont rendu à la fois un service de voix et un service de transmission de données”, explique le rapport relayé par l’AFP. Au vu de ce chiffre, la couverture de ce réseau apparaît donc “cohérente” avec l’évaluation communiquée par la filiale d’Iliad à l’Arcep, estime l’ANFR. Néanmoins, celle-ci note que au stade actuel du déploiement du réseau Free, “la plus grande part des appels des abonnés apparaît prise en charge par Orange”, sans préciser le pourcentage de ce trafic. De son côté, Orange a récemment estimé cette part à plus de 95%. Cette situation est “susceptible de perdurer jusqu’à ce que le réseau atteigne une couverture comparable à celle de son partenaire d’itinérance dans les zones principales de séjour de ses abonnés”, conclut ainsi l’ANFR. Le 8 mai 2012 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE and Snapchat announce multi-year partnership starting with WrestleMania 32 this Sunday night live…

first_img NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE issued the following on Thursday:SNAPCHAT AND WWE® ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHING AT WRESTLEMANIA®STAMFORD, Conn., March 31, 2016 – Snapchatters and WWE fans around the world will be able to experience WrestleMania as part of a multi-year partnership announced today by Snapchat and WWE. To kick off the partnership, Snapchat will cover WrestleMania, which takes place this Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, via a Live Story. WrestleMania will also air live around the world on WWE Network at 7 pm ET. SNICKERS®, the official presenting partner of WrestleMania, will be WWE’s first-ever Snapchat Live Story brand partner.“We are thrilled to partner with Snapchat and provide our fans with a new way to experience WrestleMania,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Senior Vice President, Digital & Social Content. “The Snapchat Live Story allows WWE fans to share their stories from our annual pop culture extravaganza and dive into the live action of WrestleMania in more ways, and from more perspectives, than ever before.”Fans will have the opportunity to contribute video and photo Snaps to one collective WrestleMania Live Story, which captures the real story of the event, straight from the fans, organizers, and everyone in between. The Snaps submitted from WrestleMania will be curated and packaged by Snapchat into a brief video that is available globally to Snapchat’s more than 100 million daily active users. Additional WWE events will be covered via Snapchat Live Stories throughout the year.“By partnering with WWE for our coverage of WrestleMania and future events, we are able to bring Snapchatters and WWE fans new and old even closer to the action and behind-the-scenes of some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment,” said Ben Schwerin, Director of Partnerships at Snapchat.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJoan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp 2K announces global partnership for WWE 2K20 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseycenter_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE announces multi-year partnership agreement with mobile company Qutoutiao Facebook Google+ Pinterest Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitterlast_img read more

SPOILERS: 1/16 WWE Main Event taping results in Little Rock (Darren Young, Epic, Alicia…

first_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Alicia Fox Google+ Twitter SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Elizabeth Banks: She Does Have A Thing For Puppets The following was taped on Monday from Little Rock.1/16 WWE Main Event taping results:* Epico def. Darren Young via ref stoppage after Young suffered an arm injury.* Alicia Fox def. Dana BrookeSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNaomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:22/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 9.51%0:03Remaining Time -3:19 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Awa Ly Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Naomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers!center_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Tiffany Haddish Won`t Do Georgia Show After Abortion Ban Tiffany Haddish Leads African-American Emmy Sweep Pinterest In Push For Diversity, Movie Academy Invites 928 New Members Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitchlast_img

Has Sara Ali Khans mother Amrita Singh accepted her rumoured relationship with

first_imgSara Ali Khan and Kartik AaryanInstagramContrary to previous reports, Sara Ali Khan’s mother, Amrita Singh apparently has no problems with her daughter’s closeness to Kartik Aaryan.As reported, Kartik made a secret visit to Sara’s house on Sunday night. The actor reportedly somehow managed to escape paparazzi and left the place silently.”On Sunday night, Kartik secretly visited Sara at her house. He shied away from the paparazzi and made a quiet exit before they could ask him to pose for pictures. Kartik has been avoiding speaking about Sara now in interviews as well,” Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.The report further stated that Sara’s mother Amrita has no issue with their growing friendship or rumoured affair, and Kartik’s secret visit to her place proves it. Sara Ali Khan with Amrita SinghVarinder ChawlaEarlier, it was reported that Amrita was extremely upset at Sara making more news for her personal life than her professional work. According to the DNA report, she was furious at pictures of the two young stars together coming out on social media every now and then. It was also reported that Amrita had told Sara to avoid too much closeness with Kartik, and focus more on career.On the work front, Sara and Kartik have been busy shooting for their upcoming film together Love Aaj Kal 2. A number of pictures from the sets of the film were leaked days ago. A video was also out on social media that reportedly had the duo kissing each other for a scene in the film.last_img read more

Telefonicas Movistar Focuses on HighValue Clients in Content Drive

first_imgMADRID — Telefonica shares rose 3.3% to €7.6 in early morning trading on July 26 as the telecom delivered a solid set of second quarter results across business, core territories and key metrics, with revenues at €12.1 billion ($14,.25 billion),a drop of 6.3% due to foreign exchange markets, but up 2% in organic terms.That growth includes pay TV in Spain, where Telefonica, via pay TV division Movistar, + added 7,600 customers from March through June, according to IHS Markit. That compares to 51,200 net pay TV additions same period 2017. Customers for Fusion, a Movistar +’s mobile-fiber-TV offer launched in 2015, are also up by 38,000. Again, that’s down on 2Q 2017, where Movistar + scored 101,000 net extra clients.But, as pay TV subscriber growth appears to be slowing, in its push into original series creation and content ownership, where it recently scored major soccer rights, Telefonica looks to be refocusing its priorities. By law, Movistar + is obliged to offer premium content it acquires to rival telcos Orange and Vodafone. On the soccer rights, Orange  has proved a buyer, Vodafone passed.“There’s a clear differentiation in pay TV operators strategies in Spain. Vodafone is focusing more on its Netflix and HBO deals than sports rights,” Rua-Aguete commented.The big question is how many of Vodafone’s 300,000-400,000 soccer subscribers may migrate to Telefonica, becoming Movistar + premium customers.“I’m sure a proportion will go to Telefonica,” said Aguete. The question is just how many.Telefonica remains the No. 1 pay TV player in Spain with 3.9 million customers. Netflix has 1.8 million, Vodafone 1.2 million, according to IHS Markit estimations.Pictured: José Maria Alvarez-Pallete Popular on Variety “Pay TV is growing in Spain but the growth has slowed down,” said María Rua Aguete, executive director of Media, Service Providers & Platforms at IHS Markit.However, she added, average revenues per client (ARPU) of Fusion clients has increased significantly over the last 12 months from €84.8 ($99.5), second quarter to a “fantastic” €89.5 ($105), May-June 2018.“This is a result of investment in premium content which is allowing Movistar + to upsell more expensive packages to current subscribers,” Rua Aguete added.When it set out to launch its first original series late last summer, Telefonica hoped to drive a huge increase in pay TV subscribers in Spain, whose market penetration was as low as 35%. Now, during a conference call with analysts on Thursday, one recurrent theme of executive chairman José María Alvarez-Pallete and CEO Angel Vilá’s comments regarding Spain was Telefonica’s aim of, and success at, increasing the number and spend of high-value clients.“Spain is a low pay TV penetration market. Gaining new subscribers is still a difficult market challenge. People in Spain aren’t willing to pay for content unless it is exceptional,” said Rua Aguete. “So rather than earning loads of new additions, Movistar +’s strategy is to upsell more premium content to current subscribers.”The key question in Spain’s new content scenario, which analysts came back to time and again on the Thursday call, is if rival Vodafone’s decision not to buy a wholesale offer of Spanish soccer rights from Telefonica could ultimately prove net positive to the latter.After Movistar + executives spent months complaining about the cost of soccer rights in Spain, Movistar + moved smartly late June to pay €980 million ($1.1 billion) for each new LaLiga season over 2019-22, €360 million ($420 million) each Champions League and Europa League season starting this September. The deal sees soccer rights costing 5% more in the 2018-19 season, before their cost comes down for 2019-20, Vilá told analysts on Thursday. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

StarCraft 2 Battlecruiser build condensed to 2 minutes in timelapse

first_imgIf you were one of the lucky 3,000 people to get your hands on the limited edition StarCraft 2 Battlecruiser offered by Mega Bloks at BlizzCon this year, you know how long it took to put that sucker together. There have been reports that it takes anywhere from three to six hours to build  the 1,738 piece cruiser kit. Unfortunately, there is a guy out there that has us all beat. He built his model in just under two minutes.Of course we jest, as we are talking about a time-lapse video taken by sargonas7, a SC2 enthusiast who was lucky enough to acquire the Battlecruiser. The build took him six and a half hours total, during which he had used a Nikon D7000 to capture an image every 3 seconds, and you can watch the whole build below.  For you avid SC2 players out there, there is an audio treat at the end of the video that I know you will enjoy.An important thing to note is that this model is not made out of Lego, even though it looks like it. The Mega Blok brand has worked hard to secure the rights of several franchises, this being one of them. Announced during BlizzCon, the full line of StarCraft model kits will be available to the general public by 2013. Whether or not this means the company will be staggering the release of different vehicles starting in 2012 and completing the set in 2013, or waiting a full year before release is unknown, but we hope that it’s the former.If you simply cannot wait that long to get your hands on the Battlecruiser, it’s going for about $205 right now on eBay. Happy hunting!via Joystiqlast_img read more

Windows 10 Bug Freezes Laptops After Restore Heres a Fix

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Are you having trouble restarting your Windows 10 laptop after restoring it to an earlier version? You’re not the only one. Microsoft admitted that a bug is preventing users from powering on their PCs after they’ve tried restoring their computers to a point created prior to the latest Windows 10 updates.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Credit: Hadrian/ShutterstockFirst reported by Bleeping Computer, the issue affects all PCs that have System Protection turned on and a system restore point that was created before one or more Windows updates were installed. When a user tries to restore their machine after having updated Windows, their computer will send them a notice that says “the computer experience a Stop error (0xc000021a).” Worse still, the system cannot return to the Windows desktop once it’s restarted.MORE: Windows 10 Bug Prevents Installing Updates (Microsoft Responds)Microsoft published a support page explaining the cause of the error. Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy, Author Bio “During the system restore process, Windows temporarily stages the restoration of files that are in use. It then saves the information in the registry. When the computer restarts, it completes the staged operation.In this situation, Windows restores the catalog files and stages the driver .sys files to be restored when the computer restarts. However, when the computer restarts, Windows loads the existing drivers before it restores the later versions of the drivers. Because the driver versions do not match the versions of the restored catalog files, the restart process stops.”The software giant also provided instructions on how to recover your PC after a failed restart.Here are the steps you should take:1. Enter Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) by restarting your computer using the physical restart switch (you may have to restart a few times).2. From there, select Troubleshoot>Advanced options>More recovery options>Startup settings>Restart now. 3. Select Disable driver signature enforcement from the startup settings. 4. Let your system restart. Once complete, it will return to your restore point. If you want to start the System Restore wizard on an affected computer, you’ll need to use WinRE instead of the normal Settings menu.Here’s how to do so:1. Select Start>Settings>Update & Security>Recovery.2. Under Advanced options, select Restart now.3. After WinRE starts, select Troubleshoot>Advanced options>System restore. 4. Enter your recovery key as shown on the screen, then follow the instructions. How to Set Up a Laptop – New Laptop Tips and To-Do ListWindows 10 Settings You Should Change Right AwayHow To Repair and Restore Windows 10 Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

Cats dont have 9 lives for 3 he plays for 3 he

first_imgEvery week, AACL members have the heart-crushing task of sending cats and kittens, whose lives have just begun, to be euthanised because cats are abundant and adopters are few.So if you hear your neighbour’s cat howling at night in search of a mate, get permission to have him or her sterilised and encourage your neighbour to keep their cat indoors.If there’s a stray hanging around your backdoor, take him/her to a shelter right away.And for the love of kittens, if you’ve been meaning to make an appointment to have your own feline friend spayed or neutered but just haven’t gotten around to it, don’t delay – get that cat fixed today!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Contrary to the quote, “Cats have nine lives”, the fate of a stray cat abandoned in Ladysmith is not one that any cat or animal lover would want to hear.Between 2015 and 2017, 84% of all cats that were brought to the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) in Ladysmith had to be euthanised (put down), as no adoption homes or means of support could be provided.That is a staggering 464 animals, which cost the league close to R160,000 in vet and burial fees.Less than 8% of the cats received by the AACL could be re-homed.Cats are prolific breeders and many people who delay having their feline companions spayed are surprised to discover that their kitten has become a mother herself.Female cats can go into heat every two to three weeks and become pregnant as young as 4 months – which is why early spaying is a must. Cats can even become pregnant again while they’re nursing kittens, enabling a single cat to give birth to multiple litters over the course of just one season.During the span of seven years, one un-spayed female cat and her offspring can give birth to a staggering 370,000 kittens.last_img read more