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first_img A new immigration option for Nova Scotia is designed to attract young newcomers who will benefit the province’s economy. The new stream is for non-dependent children of immigrants already living in the province under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. “The primary goal is to help meet the labour market needs of the province,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Immigration. “Nova Scotia is facing an aging and declining population and increased immigration is one way to help ensure our economy grows and our communities thrive.” Most potential candidates of the new stream would be in their 20s and 30s, which is a demographic that Nova Scotia needs to attract. “This is great news for families like ours,” said Azhar Swing, a businessman from Dubai who runs a successful children’s hair salon in Bedford. “My daughter manages the business and is here on a temporary work permit. She could apply for permanent residency under this new program.” To be successful, a candidate of the new stream would need the ability to become economically established on their own with the intention of staying in the province. Other criteria include minimum levels of English or French, education and training. Potential immigrants can apply for permanent residency through four other streams within the Provincial Nominee Program: skilled worker, community identified, family business worker and international graduate. Details and application forms for all of the immigration streams can be found at www.novascotiaimmigration.com . FOR BROADCAST USE A new immigration option for Nova Scotia is designed to attract young newcomers who will benefit the province’s economy. The option is designed for non-dependent children of immigrants already living in the province under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. To be successful, a candidate would need the ability to become economically established on their own with the intention of staying in the province. Minister of Immigration Ramona Jennex says the primary goal is to help meet the labour market needs of the province. -30- NOTE TO EDITORS: Immigration Minister Ramona Jennex will be available for media interviews today, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at the Office of Immigration, 1741 Brunswick St., Suite 101A, Halifax.last_img read more

first_imgSASKATOON – Getting grain to port at a faster and more efficient clip will be the focus of a meeting in Saskatoon involving the federal government, farm leaders and executives from Canada’s two biggest railways.Officials from the grain and rail transportation sectors will be at Wednesday’s roundtable discussion, hosted by federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.Grain transportation was a critical issue for farmers last winter when producers said shipping delays and backlogs following what had been in many cases an excellent harvest were resulting in huge financial losses for them.Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways have previously announced plans for improved grain movement, but Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association director Daryl Fransoo says the time for talk is over and it’s results that now count.Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says the railways have calculated that 4,000 grain cars a week will be enough to handle the demand, although he notes that farmers hope to see even bigger numbers.The roundtable meeting coincides with this week’s federal Liberal caucus meeting in Saskatoon.“It’s to the point where we’ve heard enough,” said Fransoo, who farms in the Glaslyn area, about 200 km northwest of Saskatoon.“They (the railways) just have to move our grain in a timely fashion … They can talk about their cars, their locomotives and the people they’ve hired but the proof is in the pudding.”The federal government passed the Transportation Modernization Act in May to make railways accountable for poor service. It includes financial penalties for failure to deliver promised rail cars for grain shipments on time.Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said in June that it expects to have more than 500 new high-capacity grain hopper cars in service before the end of 2018.The Calgary-based company placed an initial order for 1,000 cars from Hamilton-based National Steel Car and expected to order a total of about 5,900 of the grain hoppers over the next four years.It also said that it plans to invest more than half a billion dollars as part of its commitment to the North American agricultural sector.Rival Canadian National Railway Co. announced a similar order of 1,000 hopper cars in May, also from National Steel Car.Both companies said their orders were facilitated by federal government changes that encourage railways to make investments to avert service disruptions. (CJWW, The Canadian Press)Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

first_imgFour stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 20———SCHEER WON’T ‘LIFT FINGER’ FOR ‘JIHADI JACK’Neither the governing Liberals nor the Opposition Conservatives expressed enthusiasm for trying to secure the release of the overseas prisoner dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the British media. Questions once again have emerged about the fate of Jack Letts, who has Canadian citizenship, but has never lived in the country. Letts’ father, John, said the Kurds expressed willingness last year to hand his son over to Canadian authorities. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Letts should remain locked up. “A Conservative government under my leadership will not lift a finger to bring him back to Canada,” Scheer said Monday in a statement. Asked if he would welcome Letts to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would only say it is a crime to travel internationally with the aim of supporting terrorism.———REFUGEE FACING UNFAIR DEPORTATION: ADVOCATESRefugee advocates are launching a last-minute appeal for an Edmonton man facing deportation to Somalia this week, saying the case of the former child refugee is similar to that of a Nova Scotia man who was allowed to stay in Canada. Supporters in Nova Scotia, who are expected to hold a news conference today, say Abdilahi Elmi, 34 fled Somalia as a child and was later taken into foster care in Ontario. However, they say the Ontario government failed to fill out paperwork that would have granted him permanent residency. Activists in Nova Scotia say the federal government should review the case because Elmi’s circumstances are similar to those of Abdoul Abdi, who was allowed to stay in Canada last month after a Federal Court judge set aside a decision to refer Abdi’s case to a deportation hearing.———POMPEO TO MEET WITH TRUDEAU, FREELANDU-S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Canada on Thursday to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on a variety of issues. Their meeting comes in advance of the G7 summit of the world’s seven big economies, which gets underway later this week in Biarritz, France. Freeland’s office says she will host the meetings in Ottawa, where discussions will focus on Canada-U.S. co-operation on various domestic and international issues, including key security and foreign policy matters. The meeting is being billed as an opportunity to build on the outcomes of Trudeau’s June visit to Washington, D.C., where he met with President Donald Trump and discussed relations with China.———BOARD SETS RIDE-HAILING POLICIES IN B.C.New policies for ride-hailing services in B.C. will allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate a limitless number of vehicles beyond geographical boundaries that are in place for the taxi industry. Chair Catherine Read of the Passenger Transportation Board says the boundaries must be big enough for the ride-hailing model to be successful in a province that will require drivers to have commercial licences similar to those used by taxi drivers. She says the companies that can submit applications as of Sept. 3 must charge a minimum “floor rate” of between $3.25 and $3.95, similar to rates paid by passengers using taxis. However, Read says the board will allow the companies to increase the rate to expand their supply of drivers to meet passenger demand at peak times.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Statistics Canada will release today its monthly survey of manufacturing for June.— The federal government will announce funding for an economic development initiative aimed at reducing traffic congestion on Vancouver’s North Shore.— An inquest will be held in death of 22-year-old Austin Eaglechief, who was in a vehicle being pursued by the Saskatoon Police Service on June 19, 2017.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

NEW YORK — Are the female voices behind Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?The United Nations thinks so.A report released Wednesday by the UN’s culture and science organization raises concerns about what it describes as the “hardwired subservience” built into default female-voiced assistants operated by Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.The report is called “I’d Blush If I Could.” It’s a reference to an answer Apple’s Siri gives after hearing sexist insults from users. It says it’s a problem that millions of people are getting accustomed to commanding female-voiced assistants that are “servile, obedient and unfailingly polite,” even when confronted with harassment from humans.The agency recommends tech companies stop making digital assistants female by default and program them to discourage gender-based insults and abusive language.The Associated Press read more

18 December 2008A United Nations court today sentenced the alleged mastermind behind the 1994 massacre of hundreds of thousands of people in Rwanda and two co-defendants to life imprisonment for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In a trial that began nearly nine years ago, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Colonel Théoneste Bagosora, the highest authority over the Rwandan military in April 1994 when the genocide of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus by Hutu extremists began, responsible for the killing of Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana and other leading officials.The court, which sits in Arusha, Tanzania, found him equally guilty in connection with the killing of 10 Belgian peacekeepers by Rwandan soldiers, and responsible for the organized killings perpetrated by soldiers and militiamen in Kigali, the capital, and Gisenyi in the west of the tiny country between 6 and 9 April, 1994.The ICTR found Lieutenant-Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva guilty as commander of the elite Para Commando Battalion for the participation of his soldiers in killings at Kabeza, Nyanza Hill and the African and Mauritian Statistical and Economic Institute in Kigali.Major Aloys Ntabakuze was found guilty in connection with the massacres at Mutende University, the targeted killings of civilians in Gisenyi prefecture, and for sending militiamen to Bisesero in Kibuye prefecture to kill displaced Tutsis in June 1994.A fourth defendant, Brigadier-General Gratien Kabiligi, was acquitted and ordered released. The prosecution alleged that he participated in the distribution of weapons, meetings to plan genocide and a number of specific crimes but the court found that it was not proven that he had operational authority or targeted civilians.All of the accused were acquitted of conspiring to commit genocide before 7 April, when the violence erupted following the death a day earlier of President Juvénal Habyarimana when his plane was shot down. A total of 242 witnesses were heard during the trial – 82 for the prosecution and 160 for the defence – during 408 days of active sessions. In another case the ICTR sentenced Protais Zigiranyirazo, Mr. Habyarimana’s brother-in-law, to 20 years jail on charges of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity for “participating in a joint criminal enterprise with the common purpose of committing genocide and extermination of Tutsi at Kesho Hill as well as aiding and abetting genocide at the Kiyovu roadblock.”But it acquitted the defendant, also known as “Mr. Z,” of conspiracy to commit genocide, complicity in genocide and murder as a crime against humanity, declaring that the prosecution had failed to prove that he conspired with officials to plan or facilitate attacks on Tutsis or that he had criminal responsibility for alleged involvement in the Interahamwe militant Hutu group.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the Tribunal for its continued efforts to complete its work while upholding due process and the rights of the accused.“These judgments constitute a major step in the fight against the impunity of those responsible for the most serious crimes of international concern,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. “The Secretary-General firmly believes that international justice is an essential component of peace and reconciliation.” read more

The price of Kerosene has been reduced by Rs 5 per litre with effect from today, the Finance Ministry said.The Finance Ministry said the price of Kerosene has been reduced in line with the Budget proposals announced for 2017. (Colombo Gazette)

first_imgWe seem to be demonised by the council and looked down upon like we are some illegitimate businessJonathan Spencer Seems Wiltshire Council won’t provide any proof of the complaint regarding our window display! Odd #sexynotsleazy @wiltscouncil— Erotica Belle (@EroticaBelle) December 7, 2016 “I would go as far as saying the best dressed shop in the town,” a post said. “They have always been really good at being tastefully provocative.“I want to complain about the complainants trying to bring everyone down into their grey view of the world and stop this bloke making a living.”Another said: “We are going to be a ghost town if all the proud and hardworking business leave if they are not protected… I live here and want our city to be lively.” Others called for Ann Summers to be subjected to the same rules. Matthew Dean, a city councillor for the area, said he had passed on a complaint from a resident to Wiltshire Council about the suitability of the display, but had not requested a blackout. He was initially allowed to keep the display. But after renewed complaints, the council forced him to black out the window, claiming an “administrative error” had been the reason he had been granted a licence in the first place.In reaction to the council’s order, the window is now completely blacked out with “licensed sex shop” written in large white letters across the front.Underneath, it states: “The owners would like to apologise for the shop looking like an 80s sleazy sex joint but the council has forced us to black out our windows. We would like a pretty window like our other shops.”The company is also using the hashtag “sexy not sleazy” to promote its cause.A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “We deal with all issues regarding licensed premises in the same professional manner. It is important we are consistent and ensure all licensed premises adhere to their license conditions.”On the Government website, it states that licence conditions for a sex shop may include restrictions on opening hours, shop displays, advertisements and how visible the interior of the shop is from outside. When a sex shop opened its doors in the middle of a quaint cathedral city, one might have thought that residents would be the first to complain.But after the owner of Erotica-Belle in Salisbury was ordered to cover up his windows, he received some surprise support.Locals rallied around Jonathan Spencer, claiming that the store’s display, which often features seductive outfits and erotic toys, was one of the best in town. Having seen the new window, he said he was “very disappointed” with the outcome and urged the council and Mr Spencer to work together to reach a compromise.Richard Clewer, the Wiltshire councillor for the area, also said that while some people may be embarrassed by the display, it was no worse than other shops in the city.The shop was legal and he would rather a window display than a “seedy blacked out front”, he added.The decision was made by the council after some residents organised a protest petition when Mr Spencer took over the shop and modernised it three years ago. The owners would like to apologise for the shop looking like an 80s sleazy sex jointErotica-Belle 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. Their call for it to be reinstated came after Mr Spencer claimed he was forced to spend £1,800 blacking out the window of the shop – described online as Salisbury’s number one adult store – having been sent an order from the council.He complained that rival store Ann Summers – located half a mile down the road in the city’s shopping centre – had been allowed to keep displaying lingerie in their windows.Typical displays at Mr Spencer’s store, which also boasts a “discreet rear entrance” at the back, are understood to have included suggestive posters and phrases, as well as erotic toys and lingerie.One display was based on a seaside theme, with “ahoy sexy” and “hello sailor” stickers in the window.  Speaking after the order was made, Mr Spencer said: “My shops operate within the law. We seem to be demonised by the council and looked down upon like we are some illegitimate business. They are restricting my human right to earn an honest living.”He has now been backed by residents who said the displays had “cheered up a very dreary end of Fisherton Street”.One resident praised Erotica-Belle online and said the shop had been “producing lovely seasonal window displays for the past three years”.last_img read more

first_img The 12 biggest controversies in the NFL’s 100-year history Most scientists don’t care about UFO videos because they don’t indicate extraterrestrial life How to delete games on a PS4 in 3 different ways, to free up storage space How Google pulled the plug on a Pixel smartwatch and let Apple steal the market (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL) YOU DON’T NEED the most expensive photography equipment to take mesmerising photos.Photographer Alexey Kljatov took an old lens from a Russian Zenit camera, flipped it around backwards, and attached it to a run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot camera.Then he took macro shots of snowflakes, and the images are absolutely enchanting! Kljatov allowed us to share some of them here.last_img read more

first_imgThe organ looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, with extensive bleeding. How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage?This account in the Atlantic by Heather Sher, a radiologist who treated the victims of last week’s Parkland shooting, as been gathering traction as she describes the horrific gun wounds that students and teachers suffered. By Gráinne Ní Aodha 9,589 Views No Comments David Drumm referred to the financial regulator as “that fucking shower of clowns down in Dame Street”, his trial heard Irish rugby international Paddy Jackson told police he was “shocked and horrified” by allegations he had raped a woman, a court heard WORLD Artist Arabella Dorman with her piece Suspended, made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing found on the beaches of the Greek island, Lesbos. Source: PA Images#CIVIL WAR: The UN wants war crime charges brought after people in South Sudan were “forced to watch the rape of loved ones”.#GUN CONTROL: US President Donald Trump said that an armed deputy who remained outside during last week’s school shooting in Florida either froze or was a “coward”.#CANCER: Actor and presenter Stephen Fry is recovering from prostate cancer surgery.#INFLUENCE: Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after reality star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she doesn’t use it anymore.PARTING SHOT Here’s What Happened Today: Friday David Drumm and Bebo, a sub-zero weather warning, and Donald Trump talks guns – here’s the news of the day. Short URL NEED TO CATCH UP? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3869073 Heather Sher, a radiologist, treated victims of the Parkland shooting. “I have now seen high velocity AR-15 gunshot wounds firsthand,” she writes. “I pray that these are the last such wounds I have to see.” https://t.co/9E2uyf3rpk pic.twitter.com/HLmrlQ8YwJ— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) February 23, 2018 Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in IrelandFrom October 2017 and this month, 102 people have died from flu. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I was looking at a CT scan of one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who had been brought to the trauma center during my call shift. Share1 Tweet Email Met Éireann warned of “exceptionally cold” weather next weekGardaí are investigating the circumstances of the death of a 71-year-old man in Donegal last nightA writer with Hot Press Olaf Tyaransen took leave from the magazine after denying allegations made against himTeenagers at a disco in Cork ’could have died’ due to their level of alcohol intake Source: The Atlantic/Twitter Friday 23 Feb 2018, 9:04 PM Get our daily news round up: Comments have been closed as one of the stories relates to an ongoing court case. Feb 23rd 2018, 9:04 PM last_img read more

first_img 17 Comments Source: MyHome.ieASKING PRICES FOR newly listed properties have increased by 2% nationally and by 1.4% in Dublin, in the first quarter of the year. According to the latest residential property price report from MyHome.ie, the annual asking price inflation is now just 3.3% nationally and 1.1% in Dublin, down from 6% and 3% respectively in the last quarter of 2018. This means the median asking price for new sales nationally is €271,000 – up €5,000 from the last quarter, while the price in Dublin is €380,000 – also up €5,000. Newly listed properties are seen as the most reliable indicator of future price movements. The report was published in association with Davy.The author of the report, Conall MacCoille, chief economist at Davy, said the slowdown of price inflation, which was concentrated in Dublin, was largely due to the Central Bank’s lending rules and unrealistic price expectations rather than uncertainties caused by Brexit. “The tightening of the Central Bank of Ireland mortgage lending rules – and the resulting slowdown in price inflation – was always going to be felt first in the capital. It also appears that price expectations in early 2018 were unrealistic and a period of adjustment has taken place as a result,” MacCoille said. McCoille said the analysis shows that the slowdown has been concentrated in the most expensive property types and areas. For example, the median asking price for four-bedroom detached houses in Dublin is €650,000.However, prices for one-bedroom apartments are up 10.5% on the year to €210,000 while the price of two-bedroom apartments are up over 8% across Dublin.Despite the current slowdown, MacCoille still expects Irish house prices nationally to rise by 4% in 2019.“Whatever about the possibility that Brexit uncertainties have held back prices, there are few signs yet that Brexit is holding back transactional activity,” he said.“Residential transactions grew by 4% in 2018 to 57,000 and we believe volumes in January and February were also up 4% on the same period last year.”More propertiesThe report also noted that there were 21,250 properties listed for sale on MyHome.ie in March, up 13% on last year.MyHome.ie managing director Angela Keegan said the “improvement has been particularly marked in Dublin”, where 5,200 properties were listed for sale, up 35% on the 3,900 recorded this time last year.“The increase in stock may very well be contributing to the lower rate of price inflation in the capital,” Keegan said.According to the report, the average time to sale agreed nationally has risen to 4.8 months and to 3.9 months in Dublin. Share76 Tweet Email2 https://jrnl.ie/4565236 29,055 Views Median asking price for new home sales is €271k nationally and €380k in Dublin That’s according to the latest residential property price report from MyHome.ie. Short URL Friday 29 Mar 2019, 6:05 AM Mar 29th 2019, 6:06 AM By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgTrouble bipolaire : symptôme , test, traitement, tout savoir sur cette maladieLes troubles bipolaires qu’est-ce que c’est ? Être bipolaire c’est souffrir d’un trouble de l’humeur complexe. Maxisciences vous expliqueSymptômes :- Le trouble de l’humeur : une alternance entre l’excitation et la dépression est l’un des symptômes de la bipolarité. Les individus touchés par la maladie peuvent être dans un état d’hypomanie, ce qui signifie qu’ils sont excessivement de bonne humeur. A l’inverse, ils peuvent souffrir d’état dépressif soudain. Les deux humeurs peuvent s’alterner et être entrecoupées de moment où l’état de individu est sans symptôme particulier. Sans traitement, les oscillations peuvent être de plus en plus intense. Les deux phases peuvent aussi se mélanger et l’individu peut à la fois se sentir déprimé en phase d’hypomanie. – En phase dépressive, les symptômes sont : Un sentiment de tristesse intense, une perte d’énergie, une baisse de la concentration, idées suicidaires (dans 15% des cas), troubles de l’appétit et troubles du sommeil.- En phase de manie (ou phase d’excitation) Haute estime de soi, besoin de sommeil faible, incapacité de se concentrer, débit de parole accru, augmentation de l’énergie, les plaisirs sont plus forts (sexe, jeux….). Diagnostic :À lire aussiAsthme : symptômes, traitement, définition, causes, de quoi s’agit-il ?En général, les premiers symptômes arrivent entre 15 et 25 ans, mais ils peuvent se révéler plus graves autour de trente ans. Les femmes et les hommes en sont atteint à égalité. Cause de la maladie :Les troubles bipolaires sont pour l’instant mal connus des chercheurs, mais la prise de drogues, le stress ou le manque de sommeil pourraient être des déclencheurs.  Traitement  :- Les stabilisateurs d’humeur : ils maintiennent l’humeur à un niveau “normal”. Les trois principaux sont l’Epival, le Lithium et le Tégrétol . – La psychothérapie   Les bipolaires célèbres : Patricia Cromwell, Richard Dreyfus, Carrie Fisher, Tom Fletcher, Mel Gibson, Tina Malone, Marilyn Monroe, Edvard Munch, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sinéad O’Connor, Jackson Pollock, Emil Post, Lou Reed, Frank Sinatra, Britney Spears, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vincent van Gogh, Amy Winehouse, Virignia Woolf, Catherine Zeta-JonesLe 6 décembre 2017 à 17:49 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

English FA fined £50k for England players wearing the wrong socks

first_imgAs if England’s World Cup exit was not hurtful enough, FIFA have now fined the English Football Association (FA) 70,000 Swiss francs (£50,000) after three of the national side’s players wore “unauthorised” socksThe culprits were Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling who had been wearing the Devon-made Trusox over their official Nike socks after ignoring warnings from FIFA to stop doing it.Due to their actions, FIFA have now retaliated and announced they are fining the FA for “breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations”.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“FIFA had previously requested the Football Association to cease the activity that led to the sanction,” read a statement, via the Independent.“In particular, several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the quarter-final match between Sweden and England.”The Swedish FA have also been handed the same fine by FIFA for committing a similar offence earlier in the tournament.last_img read more

first_imgPrice tag: $41 million.Funding: $36.4 million in state allocations; seeking contributions for the rest.Size: 70,000 square feet.Facilities: Three floors with classrooms, labs, offices and study spaces, plus a basement with mechanical equipment.After years of effort, Clark College is edging closer to bringing a $41 million science and technology building to its main Vancouver campus. The college will review construction bids starting Wednesday, and aims to break ground in late July or August. The planned academic building will allow students in biology, chemistry, physics and engineering programs to use cutting-edge tools, said Bob Williamson, vice president of administrative services at Clark College. It will also let the college expand some class sizes and reduce wait lists for popular science courses, he said. “This STEM project will allow us to provide a first-class education to students, respond to workforce needs, and remain competitive in the region,” Williamson said, using education-world jargon for “science, technology, engineering and math.”Despite the STEM acronym, math-related classrooms are not included in the plans.Many of the programs planned for the new building require special equipment, Williamson said. “We can be flexible when finding a location for math, but it’s harder to be flexible with a chemistry lab or a cadaver lab,” he said.Jim Watkins, project manager at Clark College, said that because of space and equipment limits, many students face long waitlists before they can sign up for certain science classes now. The STEM building will allow some popular biology and chemistry programs to boost enrollment by 50 percent to 60 percent, he said.And moving science and engineering programs into a single building will allow the college to make better use of its remaining classrooms.Washington State University Vancouver completed a $43.5 million, four-story STEM building in 2012. “I see the two projects as complementary,” Williamson said. “We are a two-year school. Some of our graduates will transfer to WSUV or another four-year institution to continue their studies.last_img read more

Watch Paul McCartney On James Cordens Carpool Karaoke

first_img Facebook See Paul McCartney On “Carpool Karaoke” watch-paul-mccartney-james-cordens-carpool-karaoke Twitter Watch: Paul McCartney On James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” Tearing up while singing “Let It Be,” Corden remembered the time his granddad and dad ganged up on him to make him listen to it. “I can remember my granddad, who’s a musician, and my dad sitting me down and saying, ‘We’re going to play you the best song you’ve ever heard,'” Corden shared. “If my granddad was here right now, he’d get an absolute kick out of this.” Taking the moment even further, once again, McCartney pointed out, “He is.”Another special treat on the most recent episode? McCartney’s latest “Come On To Me” from his upcoming album Egypt Station.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more News Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jan 28, 2018 – 8:47 pm James Corden Subway Carpool Karaoke | 2018 GRAMMYs The GRAMMY winner goes for a musical drive with the late-night TV and GRAMMY Awards hostPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 22, 2018 – 4:31 pm On June 21 “The Late Late Show With James Corden” hosted Paul McCartney in an extended “Carpool Karaoke” episode. Rocking Liverpool, the pair visit a barbershop in Penny Lane, join together for “Hey Jude” at a local bar, visit the bedroom where McCartney wrote “She Loves You” with John Lennon while his father watched TV in the other room, and remember the first great recording studio where McCartney spent time practicing his art — his bathroom as a teen.”Carpool Karaoke” has a musical life of its own with millions of fans who’ve tuned in, for example, the more than 11 million views of April’s episode with Christina Aguilera. At the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Corden’s “Subway Carpool Karaoke” with GRAMMY winners Shaggy and Sting failed to delight everyone on New York City’s the D Train, but delighted audiences.last_img read more

first_imgReutersThe Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to monitor the technical issues in the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has told Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys to fix various glitches and drawbacks plaguing the system in a month.In the process, the GoM virtually admitted that technical glitches and procedural problems galore on the GST Network have delayed payments and filing of returns under the new GST regime”Technical glitches, procedural problems and absence of some forms on the network portal are causing delays in making payments and filing of returns by traders and dealers under the new GST regime,” Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is the GoM’s convener, was quoted by the Economic Times financial daily as saying in Bengaluru.At its first review meeting held in Bengaluru on Saturday, the Sushil Kumar Modi-led GoM asked vendor Infosys to fix these glitches by October-end and also mandated that the team review progress on the task every fortnight, Business Standard (BS) reported.Over the last couple of days, GSTN officials have met several large enterprises and tax officials from various states to identify and fix all glitches in the system so that taxpayers don’t face problems while filing GST.Many traders have complained that it takes as much as 12 hours to update a form, and that the site is often inaccessible. Nearly 8.5 million traders have registered for GST across India.Infosys officials were involved in identifying the set of universal glitches: Inability to rectify errors, lack of forms, issues regarding processing applications and bugs in the software that slow down the system.Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi appealed to dealers to not wait till the last day to file returns. On the glitch, he said, “Any system will take time to stabilise. Efforts are now on to find solutions to the problems.”Infosys interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Pravin Rao and independent board member D N Prahlad assured the GoM that the company would put in resources to fix the glitches soon.Earlier, in September 2015, the country’s second largest software exporter won the Rs 1,380-crore contract to implement the GSTN and provide maintenance for five years after implementation.On the glitches and various problems faced by users, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told the business daily, “I don’t think they have failed. There are initial issues and hiccups. There have not been largescale failures.”last_img read more

Researchers propose a new theory to explain ironoxide concretions found in Utah

first_imgA team of researchers from Japan, Mongolia and the U.K. has developed a new theory to explain the origin of iron-oxide concretions (hard, solid masses) found in Utah and Mongolia. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their theory and how well it tested. Spherical iron concretions on Earth and Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM) © 2018 Science X Network The researchers suggest their findings offer evidence of flowing water on Mars during the time the “blueberries” came to exist. They note the lack of a calcite core does not mean it was never there—such cores could very easily have vanished due to over-wash flowing through the rock. They further suggest that such an occurrence would also explain the dearth of carbonate on Mars’ surface—it would have been dissolved as part of the process that led to the creation of the blueberries. Formation process of iron concretion on Earth and Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM) Journal information: Science Advances People have known about the iron-oxide balls found in Utah for hundreds, if not thousands of years—they are often referred to as Moqui marbles after the local Indian tribe. But how the small spheres came to exist is a mystery. It is the same story with the little balls in Mongolia. Interest in both has spiked in recent years due to the “blueberries” (hematite spherules) found on Mars back in 2004—many geologists believe they developed in the same way as the balls on Earth. In this new effort, the researchers suggest they may have solved the mystery of their origin on Earth, and by extension, on Mars, as well.The researchers started by looking at samples of the balls using X-ray diffraction and optical microscopes. This allowed them to get a good look at the cores of the balls. After studying the makeup of the interior of the balls, the researchers concluded that they were first nothing but sandstone (mostly calcite). But then, the sandstone was very slowly dissolved by acidic water rich in iron, resulting in the formation of the balls, which notably have calcite cores. The researchers next conducted lab experiments designed to make similar balls using the same process. They report that their efforts were successful. Using ‘shade balls’ in reservoirs may use up more water than they save More information: H. Yoshida et al. Fe-oxide concretions formed by interacting carbonate and acidic waters on Earth and Mars, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau0872 Citation: Researchers propose a new theory to explain iron-oxide concretions found in Utah and Mongolia (2018, December 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-theory-iron-oxide-concretions-utah-mongolia.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Elemental mapping during iron concretion formation. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/cornell/University, rests are all Nagoya Univeristy Museum (NUM)last_img read more

Boy kills self after sister refuses to give him her phone

first_imgKolkata: A Class-VI student from Katwa in East Burdwan committed suicide after a quarrel with his elder sister over using her mobile phone.The incident occurred at Srikhanda village under Katwa police station on Monday. It triggered tension among local residents. The deceased boy, identified as Kailash Ghosh, (11), had a fight with his elder sister, who is Class-X student, over using she mobile phone. The boy had no mobile phone of his own and hence he wanted to use the phone of his elder sister. As the elder sister was not willing to hand over her mobile phone to him, an altercation broke out between the two. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFollowing the incident, Priyanka went inside her room and attempted to kill herself by hanging from the ceiling fan. A timely intervention of the family members saved her but the victim on the other hand thought that his elder sister had committed suicide and he left the house in fear and hanged himself from a tree close to his house. Some of the local residents spotted the victim and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The elder sister however managed to survive as she was rescued on time while she was attempting suicide. A probe has been initiated in this regard.last_img read more

Majestic Princess arrives as newest jewel in the crown for Princess

first_imgMajestic Princess arrives as newest jewel in the crown for PrincessMajestic Princess arrives as newest jewel in the crown for PrincessCarnival Corporation & plc, the world’s leading cruise vacation company, has taken delivery of Majestic Princess from shipbuilder Fincantieri at an official handover ceremony at the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.Princess Cruises’ first international luxury ship tailored for the China market, Majestic Princess will start her inaugural season in Europe before embarking on a repositioning cruise, themed the Silk Road Sea Route journey, to Shanghai where she will begin her first homeport season in July.The handover ceremony was attended by the Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni; executives from Carnival Corporation & plc including Micky Arison, Chairman; Arnold Donald, Chief Executive Officer; Stein Kruse, Chief Executive Officer of Holland America Group; Jan Swartz, Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia; Anthony Kaufman, Executive Vice President International Operations of Princess Cruises, and Cherry Wang, Vice President and General Manager of the Princess Cruises’ brand offices in China. Fincantieri was represented by Giuseppe Bono, Chief Executive Officer, and Giampiero Massolo, Chairman.“Majestic Princess has arrived and we are thrilled to add this new jewel to our crown representing the newest, most stylish and most luxurious flagship in fleet, which will deliver an exceptional international cruise holiday experience to our guests,” Princess Cruises Vice President Australia & New Zealand Stuart Allison said.After the successful handover from Fincantieri, the 143,000-tonne Majestic Princess will sail on a preview cruise (March 31 to April 4) before departing on her inaugural voyage on April 4, 2017, exploring the Adriatic Sea on a five-day cruise from Rome.Following her maiden cruise, Majestic Princess will tour Europe, offering her 3560 guests a chance to experience the ship on 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-day cruises departing from Rome, Barcelona or Athens.On May 21, Majestic Princess will embark on the “Silk Road Sea Route”, a 49-day journey from Rome to Shanghai. During the voyage she will visit a total of 22 ports including Athens, Dubai, Cochin, Singapore, Port Klang and Xiamen before arriving in Shanghai, her new homeport in China.For more information visit www.princess.comSource = Princess Cruiseslast_img read more

International Document Services Names VP of Business Development

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Service Providers 2014-01-22 Tory Barringer New,International Document Services Names VP of Business Development Mortgage document preparation vendor “”International Document Services, Inc.””:http://www.idsdoc.com/Marketing/index.html (IDS), announced the hiring of Daniel Miller as VP of business development.[IMAGE]Miller has a deep background in sales, having worked for nearly 20 years in that field. He also has experience in mortgage document prep, working for seven years in a [COLUMN_BREAK]variety of sales and project management positions–including VP of business development–at DocuTech.Miller’s most recent position was EVP of sales and business development at @Home Valuation Management Solutions, where he was responsible for rebranding the company and developing a strategic partnership plan for loan origination system and lender portal originations. At IDS, Miller’s job is to oversee various partner integrations and new customer implementations as well as to manage and grow the company’s Western sales region.””The tremendous growth IDS has experienced in the past few years has created a need for someone internally with the right mix of sales and project management experience to oversee our customer and partner relationships,”” said Mark Mackey, EVP at IDS. “”Daniel Miller’s rich background in both of these areas will be a tremendous asset to IDS as we seek to further our growth in 2014 and beyond.”” in Technologycenter_img January 22, 2014 441 Views Sharelast_img read more

Brits booking cheap flights to Marrakech can look

first_imgBrits booking cheap flights to Marrakech can look forward to arriving in a city cheaper than any other short or medium-haul destination.This is according to Thomas Cook’s Cost of Living 2010 survey, which found that the north African country costs the average traveller just £29.42 a day.The results of the poll were backed up by Travelzest, whose spokesperson said that Marrakech offers a “very affordable” cost of living.”Taxis cost just a few pounds to cross the city, attractions like the Saadian Tombs and Majorelle Gardens are low-cost, and the souks, full of all sorts of products, are all about bargaining and haggling,” the spokesperson said.The £29.42 recorded by Travelzest is a fall of £6.75 compared to the daily cost of Morocco last year, and is approximately £20 less than the average tourist to the UK will spend.According to ABTA – The Travel Association, Morocco will be among the world’s leading tourist destinations this summer thanks to large-scale investment in new hotels and infrastructure.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related16 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday in 2017Want to save pounds on your holiday this year? We’ve put together 16 of the best places for budget travel in 2017, based on flight prices, accommodation, eating out and – most importantly – the average price of a beer. Here’s where’s cheap to travel this year, whether you’re up…Long-haul destinations more affordable for British holidaymakersHolidaymakers are snapping up flights to mid and long-haul destinations because they offer a better cost of living than the UK.Skyscanner Real Value Resorts 2011Skyscanner Real Value Resorts 2011last_img read more