Quebec Ombudsman releases report on education system in Nunavik

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsAfter a number of complaints from the public, Quebec’s ombudsman looked into the education system in Nunavik.The recently released report included 14 recommendations.The main message from the ombudsman was for the province to offer more support to the Kativik school board.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img

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President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

A gazette notification has been issued by President Maithripala Sirisena for Parliament to meet on Friday to be informed of the decision taken to declare disposing garbage an essential service.The President instructed the issuance of the special gazette notification last week to declare garbage disposal as an essential service. Accordingly a gazette was issued under the Public Security Act Clause NO 16 declaring garbage disposal by any authority of the Public Administration is an essential service. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake, in a letter to all Parliamentarians, said that Parliament will meet at 9.30 a.m. on Friday in order to communicate Parliament that an Essential Service Order has been declared by the President by virtue of the powers vested in him under Section 2(3) of Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) read with Article 70(1) of the Constitution. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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UN tsunami envoy Clinton outlines fourstep rebuilding programme

“We must do all we can to assure that the voices of the most vulnerable are heard,” Mr. Clinton, appointed to his new mission by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in January, wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times.“Will women survivors be involved in the design and execution of the recovery process? Will their property rights be protected? Will the Dalits (also known as the “untouchables”) of India be discriminated against?” he asked.“Will the disaster usher in a new chapter in the peace process in Sri Lanka and Aceh [in Indonesia, where separatists have been waging a decades-old war], thereby making it easier for aid to be distributed and reconstruction to take place wherever it’s needed?”The three other steps are:A joint action plant detailing precisely who will do what, where and when to avoid duplication and ensure efficient use of resources, including precisely detailed missions for financing, building, financing and operating a tsunami early warning system.Restoration of lost livelihoods, financing new economic activities, diversifying affected economies with small loans for new ventures and rehabilitating tourism throughout the whole region, especially in the Maldives where the disaster inflicted losses in excess of 60 per cent of the annual gross domestic product.A proper response to the housing shortage, with survivors in Aceh and Sri Lanka needing 300,000 homes and 2,000 schools, while at the same time safeguarding the environment deforestation caused by unrestricted logging. “Thanks to the generosity of millions of people, we will have the resources to meet these daunting challenges,” Mr. Clinton said, noting the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is feeding more than 700,000 people daily and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is providing for the regions large needs for water and sanitation.Mr. Clinton recalled that on his latest visit to the region last month a camp leader, a woman who had lost nine of her 10 children, introduced him to a mother who asked him to name her two-day old boy. He suggested “new beginning” which in Indonesian is the same as “Dawn,” a boy’s name.“I think a lot about that little boy, and our obligation to give him a new dawn,” Mr. Clinton wrote, stressing that all involved in the vast recovery effort, from UN agencies to national governments, from charitable groups like the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services to hundreds of other non-governmental organizations, must be treated as equal partners in the planning process.“We can do it together,” he concluded. read more

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Suppliers gear up to challenge Target Canadas intercompany debt claims

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2015 10:11 am MDT Suppliers gear up to challenge Target Canada’s intercompany debt claims AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A Canadian flag flies on the car of a customer’s car parked in front of a Target store in in Guelph, Ont. on March 5, 2013. Suppliers of Target Canada are gearing up for a battle over a $1.9-billion claim from the insolvent retailer that could determine how much is paid out to a long list of creditors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley TORONTO – Suppliers of Target Canada are gearing up for a battle over a $1.9-billion claim from the insolvent retailer that could determine how much is paid out to a long list of creditors.Court filings show that Target Canada says it owes an “early termination payment” to Target Canada Property LLC, the property management company it established to hold the retailer’s real estate assets.The claim makes a wing of Target Canada the largest creditor in its own proceedings. Suppliers are worried that could eat up all the $400 million they claim to be owed in the insolvency.“We absolutely intend to challenge the $1.9-billion claim,” Lou Brzezinski, a partner at Blaney McMurtry, told reporters on Thursday after the latest court proceedings in the wind down of Target Canada.Brzezinski, who represents five suppliers who say they’re owed about $10 million, explained to the court that his clients are concerned about the lack of information in Target’s claim, pointing out that financial details provided in court documents have been mostly redacted.Justice Geoffrey Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court agreed more details should be provided to creditors, and that the court-appointed monitor needs to engage in a “vigorous and thorough” review of the windup.“This has to be a very full, transparent process not run by Target Canada,” Morawetz said.He added “creditors have to be satisfied” that claims made by Target’s former property company have gone through a vetting process.The relationship between Target Canada and its suppliers, a variety of companies that provided goods and services to the retailer, have been strained over the past few months. Some claim Target Corp. may have benefited from the timing of the decision to exit Canada.Target Corp., the parent company headquartered in Minneapolis, Mn., announced in January that it would shutter its 133 stores across the country after determining it would take years to turn a profit.The decision set into motion court proceedings that have, so far, overseen the liquidation of its stores, and will also determine what happens to outstanding property leases and money owed to creditors.On Thursday, Morawetz approved the sale of 11 Target Canada leases to landlords Oxford Properties Corp. and Ivanhoe Cambridge.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. read more

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As winter hits displaced Iraqis UN appeals for boost in humanitarian funding

In a joint press statement issued today, the UN and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) appealed for an “urgent” boost of $152.2 million to help provide food and shelter as well as health assistance to those that have fled the ongoing conflict in the country. Over the past several months, Iraq has been convulsed by increasing instability amid an ongoing offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), leading people to seek shelter in unfinished buildings, informal settlements, or overwhelmed public structures, as well as in the open air.As people continue to flee the violence in the country, an estimated 946,000 Iraqis have sought sanctuary in Kurdistan since January, increasing the demands on the KRG and the UN’s country presence. As a result, both have responded with the jointly-supported Immediate Response Plan II (IRP2), covering the period of 15 November 2014 to 31 March 2015 and placing particular focus on shelter, food, water and sanitation, health education and comprehensive IDP registration, especially as the cold winter months set in. “The winter months are particularly worrisome,” said Jacqueline Badcock, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq. “It’s cold and the worse is yet to come. It’s critical we step up our efforts.” read more

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Man arrested in connection with two murders in Northern Ireland

first_imgA 32-YEAR-old man has been arrested by detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murders of two men in Northern Ireland.Gavin Brett (18) was killed on 29 July 2001 and 30-year-old Gary Thomas Moore was murdered 06 December 2000.The man was arrested in England this morning by PSNI officers assisted by officers from West Midlands Police.He is currently being questioned at a police station in England.last_img

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UPDATE Cyprus to create solidarity fund

first_imgUpdated 12.48amBANKS IN CYPRUS remain closed today as political leaders scramble to find a bailout plan that will be acceptable for parliament.The European Central Bank has imposed a deadline on the country’s Central Bank, stating it will pull its emergency liquidity assistance on Monday, 25 March.Such help will only be considered after that date if an EU/IMF programme is in place that would “ensure the solvency of the concerned banks”, the ECB said in a statement this morning.Reports from Cyprus this morning suggest the government has decided to set up an Investment Solidarity Fund in a bid to secure the required €5.8 billion to unlock the €10 billion EU rescue package.The original rescue plan was rejected because of a controversial tax on bank savings.“Following a proposal by the President of the Republic there was a consensus reached and a unanimous decision was taken for the establishment of an Investment Solidarity Fund. The proposal is currently undergoing legal and technical processing by the Law Office of the Republic,” spokesman Christos Stylianides said in a written statement.It is understood that the bank levy was not discussed by officials today.According to the official CNA news agency, President Nicos Anastasiades tabled ‘Plan B’ at 7.30am (Irish time) and a vote is expected later this evening.Anastasiades has warned that a decision must be made today.The president chaired a cabinet meeting last night, and held a conversation with his French counterpart Francois Hollande. The Cyprus leader asked for Paris’s support as the nation attempts to overcome its economic crisis.It is understood the new deal could include some form of Russian assistance. Minister of Finance Michalis Sarris remains in Moscow today as he continues to explore the possibility of Kremlin participation in any bailout.CNA, citing a reliable source, believes working groups were set up between the two sides yesterday and discussions continued into the early hours of this morning.Banks will not re-open in Cyprus this week to avoid a run on deposits. The bank holidays were called “on grounds of public interest in order to ensure financial stability”.Despite fears, markets acted benignly this morning and the euro remained steady in Asia. The National Australia Bank said that fears of contagion had eased “for now”.-Additional reporting by AFPRead: Cyprus president demands bailout decision on Thursdaylast_img read more

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Victoria Police issue warning about use of Easter fireworks

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police will be on alert this long weekend to identify and prevent the use of illegal fireworks as part of Easter celebrations.One tradition within the Greek community in particular involves the lighting of fireworks at Easter Saturday midnight mass. Leading Senior Constable Liz Sidiropoulos said the use of fireworks during Easter celebrations wouldn’t be tolerated by police.“We respect the right of people to practice their faith, but the use of fireworks is heavily discouraged,” LSC Sidiropoulos said. “We know the use of fireworks can result in serious injury and even death. “Over the years we have received reports of serious burns and critical injuries at Greek churches in Melbourne. “Fireworks are considered explosives under the Dangerous Goods Act and heavy penalties apply.”The fine for those caught using fireworks is approximately $15,000.Anyone who witnesses this illegal behaviour should contact their local police immediately. Information about the sale or use of illegal fireworks can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by submitting a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.last_img read more

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Les magasins Franprix bientôt alimentés par des péniches

first_imgLes magasins Franprix bientôt alimentés par des pénichesL’enseigne de distribution Franprix prévoit d’acheminer des denrées alimentaires jusqu’à ses supermarchés par l’intermédiaire de péniches qui sillonneront la Seine dès septembre. Une initiative qui a pour but de décongestionner le trafic routier.Adieu camions, bonjour péniches ! L’enseigne de distribution Franprix a décidé de changer la façon dont sont approvisionnés certains de ses magasins parisiens. A partir du mois de septembre, 80 de ses magasins ne recevront donc plus les denrées alimentaires par la route mais par la Seine, enfin presque. En effet, les conteneurs devront être acheminés par barge, au départ du port de Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) jusqu’au port de la Bourdonnais dans le VIIe arrondissement de Paris, soit un trajet de 20 kilomètres sur le fleuve parisien, rapporte l’AFP. Puis des camions de livraison permettront à la marchandise d’être acheminée jusqu’aux supermarchés.À lire aussiÉpisode de pollution ce vendredi à Paris, avant les orages de ce week-endMais si ce système parait surprenant, il ne date évidemment pas d’hier et était utilisé jusqu’à ce que les trains et le transport routier ne prennent le relais.  “Cet acheminement des marchandises alimentaires dans Paris via la Seine, préparé depuis deux ans, va constituer une première depuis le Moyen-Age” commente ainsi Hervé Daudin, directeur général marchandises et flux du groupe Casino qui va pour cette initiative se faire aider par le groupe de logistique Norbert Dentressangle, Ports de Paris et Voies navigables de France.Au total, ce seront 26 conteneurs comportant quelque 450 palettes qui seront acheminés par jour. Mais à terme, ce sont 48 conteneurs qui seront livrés de cette manière, représentant alors une réduction de 450.000 kilomètres parcourus chaque année par route, soit une baisse globale de l’émission de CO2 de 37%, selon Jean-Paul Mochet, directeur de Franprix. “Aujourd’hui, notre objectif est environnemental afin d’aider à décongestionner le trafic routier” explqiue Philippe Enguix, directeur transports du groupe Casino. Benoît Melonio, directeur du développement de Ports de Paris, espère pour sa part “un effet boule de neige” avec d’autres enseignes.Le 16 mars 2012 à 19:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions

first_img If I don’t reply to your messages it is because WhatsApp and Facebook appears to have been shutdown in Sri Lanka— Boshers (@RoshniFernando) April 21, 2019 Share your voice Sri Lankan forces secure the area around St. Anthony’s Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony’s Church in Colombo on Easter Sunday.  Getty Images Sri Lanka has temporarily shut down access to social media following multiple coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday that left scores dead and injured. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts at Roman Catholic churches and high-end hotels, according to multiple reports. The attacks struck at around 8:45 a.m. local time. Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the blasts as a terrorist incident and blamed religious extremists. Seven suspects have been arrested, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters Sunday night, though no one immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts. Wickremesinghe said he feared the violence could trigger instability in the small island nation at India’s southern tip. The government clamped down on social media to prevent the spread of misinformation following the attacks, the secretary to the president, Udaya Seneviratne, told The New York Times. “Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation,” Wickremesinghe tweeted following the explosions.   Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 21, 2019 I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) April 21, 2019 138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019 Absolutely horrific news from Sri Lanka. Canada strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Christians at churches and hotels. Our hearts & thoughts are with the families & loved ones of those killed and all those injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 21, 2019 “People can now only communicate through SMS here, or Twitter I guess,” Fernando said, adding that she was also unable to access YouTube and Instagram. Some users on social media said they were still able to communicate with friends and family on apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp.The Sri Lankan government also imposed an immediate nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. following the blasts. “The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation,” the prime minister tweeted. Condolences and condemnation poured in from political and religious leaders around the world Sunday. Pope Francis addressed the killings at the end of his traditional Easter Sunday blessing.center_img Online Local Roshni Fernando tweeted, “If I don’t reply to your messages it is because WhatsApp and Facebook appears to have been shut down in Sri Lanka.” Fernando told The Washington Post she grew up in London but recently moved to Sri Lanka and lives in the capital, Colombo, one of the cities targeted in the attacks. 1 “I want to express my loving closeness to the Christian community, targeted while they were gathered in prayer, and all the victims of such cruel violence,” the pope said from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica. “I entrust to the Lord all those who were tragically killed and pray for the injured and all those who are suffering as a result of this dramatic event.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the “devastating” attacks and referred to the March 15 shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in which 50 died. After a gunman used Facebook to broadcast the deadly shooting, Facebook said it might limit who can stream live video. CNET sister site CBSNews contributed to this report. Originally published 5:31 a.m. PT.  Tags Commentlast_img read more

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Mushers Relieved As Kusko Fishing Restrictions Loosened

first_imgDog mushers in remote Alaska are breathing a collective sigh of relief as fishing restrictions are being relaxed on the Kuskokwim River. Mushers along that Western Alaskan river feed their dogs fish because it’s nutritious and inexpensive. But this year, because of restrictions, they got a late start.Download Audiolast_img

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Netflix in Talks For 300 MillionPlus Acquisition of LA Billboard Company Report

first_imgRegency Outdoor Advertising, founded in 1973, is based in West Hollywood. The company offers billboards, displays, and “wallscapes” across the L.A. Basin and Orange County. Privately held Regency is owned by two brothers, Drake and Brian Kennedy.On its website, Regency Outdoor says its billboards are “at LAX, on all major freeways, along the famous Sunset Strip, near the UCLA campus in Westwood Village, and in sight of Edison Field in Orange County,” which is the home of MLB’s L.A. Angels in Anaheim.In January, Netflix told investors that it plans to increase marketing spending this year more than 50%, from $1.3 billion last year to $2 billion this year.“We used to think every incremental dollar was best spent on content,” CFO David Wells said at an investor conference in February. Netflix is now boosting marketing spending because “we think marketing is a multiplier on the content spend.”Netflix made its first acquisition ever last summer, in a deal to buy comic-book publisher Millarworld. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Millarworld was founded by Scottish native Mark Millar, creator of characters and stories including Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and Old Man Logan.Pictured above: A Netflix ad on a billboard in West Hollywood operated by Regency Outdoor, part of a campaign created by ad agency Battery Netflix is seeking to acquire L.A.-based billboard company Regency Outdoor Advertising with an offer of more than $300 million, Reuters reported.Netflix is not the only bidder for Regency Outdoor and the acquisition talks may fall through, according to the Reuters report, which cited anonymous sources.A Netflix rep said in an email, “We don’t comment on rumors or speculation.” Regency Outdoor did not respond to requests for comment.Among the billboard campaigns the streaming company has staged were plain white signs with black text that said “Netflix Is a Joke” that popped up last September on billboards from Regency and other outdoor advertisers. Two weeks later, it revealed the cryptic ads were promoting Netflix’s lineup of stand-up comedy specials from comics including Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Ellen DeGeneres. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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Geek Pick Beats Powerbeats Pro Are the Better Apple Earphones

first_imgGeek Pick: JBL PartyBox 300 Is a Huge Karaoke SpeakerGeek Pick: Apple AirPods 2 Let You Take Your Beats On The GoGeek Pick: Dell XPS 13 Leads Dell’s Computex 2019 Lineup Stay on target We didn’t mean to make you paranoid. Even before AirPods you could expect to pay premium for Beats branding. And even without the comparison to its Apple siblings, these wireless earphones impress.AdChoices广告Powerbeats Pro wrap around your ears with a fit that’s deep and secure. You won’t have to be anxious about them falling out during a workout. The light water resistance will also protect against sweat. The H1 chip makes it easy to pair with iOS devices. And while we aren’t fans of the auto-play feature that triggers when you put these on, the mirrored controls on both sides are otherwise very intuitive.And considering these are audio products hip-hop legend Dr. Dre continues to put his name on, the Beats Powerbeats Pro feature exceptional audio quality. The bass packs a lot of power without compromising the full range for the headphones to go higher. Our reviewer noted that the sound signature sounds “sculpted” in how it highlights vocals over the rest of the track, but this kind of meddling will only bother you if you’re looking for the purest version of the source music.For more on the Beats Powerbeats Pro check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more cool audio tech check out the Marshall Stanmore II Voice and this Ikea/Sonic speaker/lamp.More on Geek.com: Here’s a tech conspiracy theory for you. Did Apple make AirPods bad on purpose? Think about it. When people aren’t talking about AirPods as obnoxious self-branding fashion accessory, they are talking about the device’s shortcomings as practical wireless headphones. And what does Apple gain? The ability to offer a better but even more expensive alternative, the $250 Beats Powerbeats Pro. Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerGeek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet last_img read more

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Starting today ATM use over 5 timesmonth will attract fee

first_imgUsing ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs 20 per transaction from Friday. As per the Reserve Bank’s new guidelines that comes into force from Saturday, bank customers in six metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore – are allowed to withdraw money and/or carry out non-financial transactions like mini-statements at ATMs of banks, where they hold saving/current accounts, free of charge only five times a month. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIEvery transaction beyond this threshold will be charged Rs 20 per use. Besides, the number of free transactions at ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) of non-home banks has been cut to three times a month from five times. ‘Taking into account the high density of ATMs, bank branches and alternate modes of payment available to customers, the number of mandatory free ATM transactions for savings bank account customers at other banks? ATMs is reduced from the present 5 to 3 transactions per month (inclusive of both financial and non-financial transactions),’ RBI had said in a notification issued in August this year. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe RBI, however, clarified that nothing precludes a bank from offering more than three free transactions at other bank ATMs to its account holders if it so desires. The cap in the number of free ATM transactions will not apply on small/no-frills or basic savings bank deposit account holders who will continue to enjoy five free transactions.At places other than the six metro centres, the facility of five free transactions for savings bank account customers will remain unchanged upon using other bank ATMs. India has a total of 1.6 lakh bank ATMs across the country as of March 2014. The new guidelines were issued in pursuance of a representation made to the RBI by Indian Banks’ Association on the back of growing cost of ATM deployment and maintenance incurred by banks as well as rising interchange outgo due to free transactions.last_img read more

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FastStone Image Viewer 65 supports video import

first_imgFastStone Image Viewer 6.5 supports video import by Martin Brinkmann on May 03, 2018 in Software – 11 commentsFastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is the latest version of the media viewer for Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The new version of the application supports the importing of video files, improved the slideshow functionality and the internal video player.If you ask one hundred Windows users about the media viewer they use to view images, you will probably get more than twenty different answers.Some may use the Photos application that Microsoft integrated in newer versions of Windows; others may run third-party programs like XnView, Fast Picture Viewer, IrfanView, or FastStone Image Viewer.I reviewed FastStone Image Viewer in 2009 for the first time on this site and followed development ever since.  The developer released version 6.0 in 2016. Video player support was added in FastStone Image Viewer 6.3 in 2017, and the new version is the first release of the media viewer in 2018.FastStone Image Viewer 6.5FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is available as a portable version and an installer. I suggest you download and use the portable version; it has a size of 8 Megabytes and can be run after download and extraction of the downloaded archive.The program displays folders of the main partition of the system and available images in those folders in the interface on start.You can use the folder browser in the sidebar to open different folders on the same or other drives, or click on any folder in the main pane to look at thumbnails of available images it contains.The main feature addition in FastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is support for video imports. You could use the program previously to import images and photos from external media such as digital cameras or smartphones that you connected to the device the image viewer was running on.Select File > Import Photos and Videos to start a new import process.The new version adds options to include captured or downloaded videos in the process as well; you may use the internal video player to play these files right away. The changelog lists enhancements to the video player as another improvement in the new version but does not provide further information.The third and final improvement increases the maximum time interval of slideshows from five minutes to one hour. You can create slideshows in FastStone Picture Viewer with a click on Create at the top and the selection of Slide Show Builder from the menu that opens when you do.From there it is just a matter of adding files or folders with images to the slideshow, and setting various parameters such as transition effects, whether images should be resized, and the time per slides.You cannot set the total playtime of slideshows as it is determined by the number of images and the time each image is displayed when the slideshow runs.Closing WordsFastStone Image Viewer 6.5 is another high-quality release that improves the media viewer further. If you use or like the new video import function or slideshow improvements, you may want to give this a try even if you use a different media viewer.Now You: Which image viewer do you use on your devices?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name FastStone Image ViewerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm Advertisementlast_img read more

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Firefox with ads on New Tab Page

first_imgFirefox with ads on New Tab Page by Martin Brinkmann on December 31, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: January 01, 2019 – 74 commentsReports indicate that the Firefox browser displays advertisement on the browser’s New Tab Page to some users of the browser.Update: Mozilla provided the following statement. According to the statement, the placement was not paid but a thank you”.This snippet was an experiment to provide more value to Firefox users through offers provided by a partner. It was not a paid placement or advertisement. We are continually looking for more ways to say thanks for using Firefox. In a similar vein, earlier this month we offered Firefox users a free opportunity to enjoy a live concert from Phosphorescent.In addition to adding value to Firefox users these efforts are intended to support an open ecosystem. When users see such offers no data is being shared with a partner until users have made the choice to enter a relationship. We hope that this strategy sets a positive example.A thread on Reddit offers some details: a user reported that Firefox was displaying an advertisement at the bottom of the New Tab Page.It reads:Ready to schedule that next family reunion? Here’s a thank you from Firefox. Book your next hotel stay on Booking.com today and get a free $20 Amazon gifr card. Happy Holidays from Firefox! (Restrictions apply).The attached “find a hotel” button loads the Booking.com website.screenshot by https://www.reddit.com/user/ijustwantanfingnameThe advertisement is powered by Firefox’s Snippet functionality. The Snippet Service of Firefox is “intended to assemble and deliver content snippets” in Firefox.Snippets may highlight new features of Firefox, offer seasonal greetings, or suggest other Mozilla projects to users of the browser.The ads appear to be limited to certain geographical regions, e.g. the United States, at the time of writing. Reports indicate that the advertisement is displayed in release versions of the web browser.CriticismAdvertisement in web browsers is a controversial topic; most browsers don’t display native ads. Mozilla tried ads several times in Firefox in the past, e.g. in the form of sponsored tiles, and it backfired each time.One issue that Firefox users may have with this new form of advertisement is that it comes totally unexpected. The Snippet feature has the following description in the options: updates from Mozilla and Firefox.Ads are not mentioned; while it is possible that Mozilla forgot to update the description, it could be seen as deceptive by users of the browser.As an organization that values privacy and choice, Mozilla is held to a higher standard than Google or Microsoft. One of the things that Mozilla needs to get right, and has not in the past, is that it needs to be very open and upfront about these kind of things.Not highlighting that a particular feature could be used to display advertisement in the browser is the opposite of that.Disabling snippetsFirefox users may disable snippets in the web browser in the following way:Load about:preferences#home in the browser’s address bar.Remove the checkmark from Snippets.Closing WordsMozilla needs to rethink its strategy in regards to advertisement in Firefox; the browser needs a toggle to disable advertisement entirely in the browser and better descriptions for preferences and options that may display ads.The way advertisement is integrated in the browser right now is detrimental as it erodes trust in Mozilla.Now You: What is your take on this? (via Deskmodder and Reddit)SummaryArticle NameFirefox with ads on New Tab PageDescriptionReports indicate that the Firefox browser displays advertisement on the browser’s New Tab Page to some users of the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of New Version of Molecular Imaging Software

first_imgNews | Molecular Imaging | June 09, 2017 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of New Version of Molecular Imaging Software Latest release of syngo.via VB20 for Molecular Imaging simplifies workflows and enhances ease-of-use for PET and SPECT The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared syngo.via VB20 for Molecular Imaging (MI) from Siemens Healthineers — a new release of the company’s established intelligent visualization software for multi-modality imaging. This latest version of syngo.via VB20 for MI contains dynamic new features and improvements designed to simplify workflows and enhance ease-of-use in positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). With software such as syngo.via VB20 for MI and a new name that underlines the company’s pioneering spirit and engineering expertise, Siemens Healthineers — the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG — helps healthcare providers worldwide meet current challenges and excel in their respective environments.The software’s Multi-Foci Segmentation (MFS) feature for PET and SPECT permits automatic, one-click calculation of a patient’s whole-body tumor burden. Some clinicians leverage this calculation to assess patient response to therapy through reproducible quantification of the total tumor. Historically, this calculation has been performed manually and can be time-consuming.The improved MI OncoBoard feature of syngo.via VB20 for MI displays pre-therapy and post-therapy treatment responses simultaneously, potentially enhancing understanding of disease progression and informing discussion during offline tumor board meetings.The improved MI Neurology feature of syngo.via VB20 for MI has two new capabilities. Users can now compare data from two different time points — similar to the new MI OncoBoard feature — to gauge disease progression. Also, clinicians can not only visualize and quantify patient uptake of certain amyloid radiopharmaceutical, but they also can compare the scanned patient with a database of normal patients to provide value to quantification numbers.For more information: www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more last_img read more

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CaPTA announces staff excellence of the year award

first_imgLocal tourism operator The CaPTA Group has recognised the outstanding efforts of its employees with the announcement of its annual Staff Excellence Of The Year Award Winner for 2010-11.Phillip Barber, Wildlife Keeper at the Cairns Wildlife Dome, was selected as the overall winner out of seven grand finalists from over 300 employees across 7 companies.Phil started in Grounds and Maintenance at the Dome in 2007, but showed passion and interest in the welfare of animals and soon moved into wildlife presentations, and now works as a wildlife keeper.With the new “Cairns ZOOm” development due to open at the Dome later this year, consisting of ropes courses, ziplines, walkways and lifts, and Phil hopes to be one of the first to “ZOOm” on a zipline over the top of Goliath, the Dome’s 4 metre saltwater crocodile. Phil won a $2,500 cash prize at a special dinner at The Sebel Cairns on Wednesday 20th April, attended by 60 people including senior management and the monthly staff excellence winners from each of the companies.CaPTA Chairman Charles Woodward said during these difficult times in the tourism industry it was more important than ever for employers to offer such staff incentives.“Recognising, acknowledging and rewarding outstanding service is vital to motivate and inspire staff in these tough times,” he said.“Congratulations to all of our finalists, and of course, Phil – this award really is testament to how dedicated he has been working for us, and how much we value and appreciate this.”The CaPTA Group is locally owned and operated by the Woodward family of Cairns, consisting of Rainforestation Nature Park, Tropic Wings Coach Tours, RnR White Water Rafting, Jungle Tours, The Wildlife Habitat, Cairns Wildlife Dome and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Source = CaPTA Grouplast_img read more

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One of our Keith Urban Competition winners Rhonda

first_imgOne of our Keith Urban Competition winners, Rhonda Smith from Executive Edge Travel in Melbourne, has already claimed her prize and spent Friday night enjoying a city break and Keith Urban in Concert, sharing her pics of a ‘wonderful night’!Thank you very much Travel Monitor for a wonderful night at Keith Urban on Friday night. The complete entertainer had me singing along to all his hits for a fabulous 2 hour set. I am very much the Keith Urban fan now. The night was complete with a wonderful stay at the Olsen Hotel.Rhonda Smith at The Olsen Hotel, MelbourneKeith Urban in concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, 9 December 2016 Competitionslast_img read more

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