First Road Celtic Colours Music Camp Wraps Up

first_imgIt’s a wrap. The inaugural Road to Celtic Colours Music Camp, which coincided with the Celtic Music Festival, wrapped up with a grand finale ceilidh at the Sherbrooke Village Courthouse on Thursday, Oct. Attendance at the music camp was higher than expected, but not as high as organizers are hoping to see in the future. Positive feedback from both instructors Troy MacGillivray and Stan Chapman, as well as students is enough incentive to continue with this project. “What a wonderful experience we had this week. Playing traditional music in a traditional setting was a perfect match and all in a culturally rich environment,” said Siew Wan Khoo who attended the music camp from Squamish, B.C. Tuesday evening’s introduction to Gaelic singing and milling frolic facilitated by Catriona Parsons, Celtic studies professor St. Francis Xavier University was a huge success. More than 40 participants were on hand to waulk the wool, the pounding of cloth in rhythmic patterns. In addition to the daily teaching schedule, informal musical gatherings were held each evening with performances by students. Sherbrooke Village is already seeking support for next year’s event and expects to partner with the Celtic Colours Festival again. “Plans for next years event are already underway with dates being set for early October,” said Lynn Hayne, manager of development and promotions. “We feel the program has great potential for growth and have high expectations for future music camps.” Program organizers plan to expand their partnership with the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) next year along with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage Cultural Activities Program, which has supported Sherbrooke Village in the past.last_img read more

A chronology of Canadas participation in the 1944 DDay invasion of Normandy

first_imgOTTAWA — A short chronology of Canada’s participation in the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy:May 1943: Allies make final decision to invade. Initial invasion date May 1, 1944, then June 4, 1944.Summer of 1943: Canadians train for assault in Scotland and England.June 1, 1944: Invasion ships begin loading along England’s south coast.June 3: Soldiers aboard the ships. Some ships sail.Dawn, June 4: Weather forecast of continuing low cloud, coastal fog and rain forces 24-hour delay in invasion. Vessels recalled.Dawn, June 5: Decision to go ahead with invasion. Convoys sail for Normandy.Evening, June 5: Invasion fleet approaches Normandy beaches.11:30 p.m., June 5: Aerial attacks begin.Midnight: Three airborne divisions drop on east and west flanks of invasion beaches. Includes 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.June 6 about 5 a.m.: Naval bombardment of beach defences begins.5:30 a.m.: First Canadian assault vessels leave ships for shore.6:30 a.m.: First Americans land at beaches.7:25 a.m.: First British land.About 7:45 a.m.: First Canadians land.10:30 a.m.: First assault waves ashore.Noon: Juno Beach secure.12:45 p.m.: Maj. Rod Keller (Canadian commanding officer) goes ashore.Advance continues until nightfall.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ban invites world leaders to unprecedented UN climate change summit

23 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended an invitation to heads of State and government to attend an “unprecedented” global summit at the United Nations to spur action towards reaching an ambitious climate change pact later this year. “Climate change is the greatest challenge facing this and future generations,” he said at a press conference in New York. “Emissions are rising and the clock is ticking.”The high-level meeting will be held at UN Headquarters on 22 September, just over two months before the start of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where countries are expected to wrap up negotiations on an agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions.The Secretary-General today called on all world leaders to take part in the event and “make their commitment and give clear instructions to [their] negotiators on climate change.”Citing the top scientists, he stressed that there are fewer than 10 years left to stop rising emissions in order to avoid “catastrophic” problems. “Now is the time for action,” he emphasized.The UN can raise awareness of the issue of global warming, but ultimately, Mr. Ban said, it is the world’s parliaments, presidents, prime ministers, governors and mayors who must take bold measures to tackle climate change.To date, their response has been “less than sufficient,” he said, voicing hope that cooperation will allow them to “seal the deal” on the new climate pact, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol whose first commitment period ends in 2012.Climate change negotiations, the Secretary-General said in response to a reporter’s questions, “should be led by the industrialized countries in view of their historical responsibilities,” with developed nations providing financial and technical support to help vulnerable countries cope with the impact of global warming.The summit will occur on the eve of the start of the General Assembly’s high-level debate. It will also take place during Climate Week NYC, an initiative to last from 21-25 September, unveiled today at the same press conference by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.“Our city will be honoured not only to host the General Assembly, but to enthusiastically support the summit on climate change,” Mr. Bloomberg said, adding that Climate Week NYC will highlight local actions taken by New Yorkers to address the issue.Initiatives taken by the city to combat climate change include committing nearly $200 million to retrofit public buildings in an energy-efficient manner and using $200 million of federal stimulus funds to make public housing more environmentally-friendly. read more

Modi reiterates Indias commitment to the people of Sri Lanka

On the same occasion, the Letter of Exchange for construction of additional 10,000 houses in the plantation areas was signed by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated the Government and People of India’s commitment to be with the people of Sri Lanka in their journey towards greater peace and prosperity.In a special ceremony held today, at Dunsinane Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District, the first lot of houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas were handed over for possession by beneficiaries. Several Members of Parliament and Central Provincial Council, senior Government officials as well as officials from Plantation Human Development Trust(PHDT), Regional Plantation Companies and a huge number of people from the Dunsinane Estate, close to 1500, including the beneficiaries of the houses and their families attended the function.Prime Minister Modi in his address on the occasion, congratulated the proud owners of the newly built independent houses. Highlighting the uniqueness of the participatory owner-driven approach of the Indian Housing Project where in the beneficiaries actively participate in building the houses, he underscored that the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka with a grant of over US$ 350 million, was the largest Indian grant assistance project in any country abroad. He also recalled that out of the total commitment of 60,000 houses by India close to 47,000 houses have been built. The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the beneficiaries of the housing project via a message. Modi had committed to construct these additional houses during his visit to Sri Lanka in 2017. With this agreement the commitment of India for building houses in the plantation areas meant for estate workers has risen to 14000. (Colombo Gazette) The new houses along with the land ownership were handed over to more than 400 beneficiaries by Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake and Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunathilake. Further, recalling the launch of expansion of the pre-hospital Emergency Ambulance Service all over Sri Lanka last month, commencement of Air India flights from Colombo to Varanasi in August 2017 and signing of agreement for construction of 10,000 houses in the plantation areas today (August 12, 2018), Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction that promises made during his visit to Sri Lanka last year have been kept.Expressing that Sri Lanka has been and will remain special for India, he reiterated Government and People of India’s commitment to be with the people of Sri Lanka in their journey towards greater peace and prosperity.Prime Minister Ranil Wikeremesinghe appreciated India’s commitment to partner with Sri Lanka in development projects including in building houses for in Upcountry areas. read more

Annan invites Security Council members to meet with him on Iraq

Previously scheduled consultations on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire will be held in the afternoon after the Council’s formal meeting on “Africa’s food crisis as a threat to peace and security,” according to the spokesman. Meanwhile in Amman, the spokesman for the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq reported that UN experts today returned to Um Qasr to continue their evaluation of water and sanitation requirements. The team, which went to the area on Friday, has concluded so far that the situation is stable, David Wimhurst told the press. “The food supply appears to be normal but there are water and vaccine shortages, which is a situation that pre-dates the war,” he noted, adding that while the hospital in Umm Qasr is receiving 200 to 300 patients per week, it has a three-month supply of most essential drugs.Mr. Wimhurst also said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday sent its first cross-line convoy, carrying medical supplies, to hospitals in Basra. But ICRC teams can no longer access the towns of Kerbala, Nassriya, Najaf and Hillah, and a convoy carrying much needed medical supplies for Hillah hospital, which has large numbers of war wounded, had to be cancelled. “The ICRC considers the situation in the capital is near critical, with hardly any movement on the streets,” he said.Marteen Roest, a spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP), said that agency has sent its first major convoy into Iraq since the war began. The trucks, carrying 850 metric tons of much-needed wheat flour, crossed the border from Turkey in what WFP called a “test run” of the feasibility of that corridor. The World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting a “severe deterioration of the health situation during the days to come due to daily bombardment that results in damage of infrastructure and sharp rise in civilian casualties,” said agency spokesman Fadela Chaib. “The health workers are overwhelmed by injured and routine work is disrupted.”In another development, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is recommending that a scientific assessment of sites targeted with weapons containing depleted uranium be conducted in Iraq as soon as conditions permit. “Although our assessments to date, under conditions prevailing in the Balkans, have concluded that DU contamination does not pose any immediate risks to human health or the environment, the fact remains that depleted uranium is still an issue of great concern for the general public,” said UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer. “An early study in Iraq could either lay these fears to rest or confirm that there are indeed potential risks, which could then be addressed through immediate action.”For her part, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy issued a statement urging all parties to protect the lives of civilians. “The scars of war do not easily fade,” she warned. “Physical and psychological trauma, fear, and the loss of loved ones continue to plague the lives of those who have endured such horrors.”UNICEF is particularly concerned about reports in the last few days of the use of cluster bombs in densely populated urban areas. “These cruel and clumsy weapons are already reported to have claimed the lives of Iraqi children and their use must end,” Ms. Bellamy said.Concerning the movement of Iraqis, Peter Kessler, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR), said that despite reports of heavy fighting around Baghdad and scenes of desperate people leaving the city, there have been no significant refugee outflows into neighbouring countries.Mr. Kessler also recalled that UNHCR has asked all governments to provide temporary protection to Iraqis. “No one should be returned to Iraq during war time against their will.” read more

Security Council welcomes Iraqi Governing Council sets up new UN mission

The resolution, adopted 14-0 with one abstention – Syria – was the 15-member body’s first formal action on the Governing Council, although a member of the Iraqi council addressed it last month and Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his top envoy for Iraq have already accepted the group as a valid partner for the UN.The new resolution said the Security Council “welcomes the establishment of the broadly representative Governing Council of Iraq on 13 July 2003, as an important step towards the formation by the people of Iraq of an internationally recognized, representative government that will exercise the sovereignty of Iraq.” Although established by the US-run Coalition Provisional Authority, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, told the Security Council last month: “We now have an institution that, while not democratically elected, can be viewed as broadly representative of the various constituencies in Iraq. It means that we now have a formal body of senior and distinguished Iraqi counterparts, with credibility and authority, with whom we can chart the way forward.” Today’s resolution also set up for an initial period of 12 months the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), as requested last month by Mr. Annan in his report on the country, to coordinate the world body’s various humanitarian and other functions there. Mr. Annan called for UNAMI to have a staff of over 300, both international and local. Today’s resolution reprised two major themes from the 22 May text, resolution 1483, reaffirming “the sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Iraq and “the vital role” for the UN in Iraq. read more

UN refugee agency warns of migration scam by Colombian con artists

People pretending to work for or to be associated with the United Nations refugee agency are running an illegal migration scheme for Colombians wishing to leave the country, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today.“These unscrupulous individuals, who offer their services as immigration lawyers and appear to be operating mainly from the city of Cali in the south-west of Colombia, charge high fees in exchange for fraudulent advice on how to get refugee status abroad, mostly in Europe,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva.“They promise to provide their clients with documents and advice, which, they say, will guarantee the success of their asylum claims. In some cases, they also make travel arrangements for their clients. Their promises are a scam…“We are also worried that people who fall for such scams and may have lost all their money in the venture, could become vulnerable to other forms of illegal activities, particularly human trafficking,” she added.Ms. Pagonis noted that Governments in Europe as elsewhere in the world investigate all asylum claims in depth, and bogus asylum seekers are sent back to their country of origin.These fraudulent organizations can even undermine the cases of people who may otherwise have genuine grounds for claiming asylum. Under the 1951 Refugee Convention, asylum seekers must be able to demonstrate a credible and well-founded fear of persecution in their homeland and their credibility may be jeopardized if they are found to be lying or associated with bogus organizations.“UNHCR is very concerned that its name is being used in connection with such a scam. We have issued a warning in the Colombian press to stress that these people are not connected to us, that we never charge for our services to refugees and asylum seekers, and that we do not run any programme to help people get out of Colombia,” Ms. Pagonis said. It is not known how many people have been defrauded under the scheme.As a general rule, UNHCR only helps refugees and asylum seekers when they are already outside their country of origin. In some cases, as in Colombia, UNHCR also works on behalf of people who are internally displaced, but it does not facilitate their leaving the country. read more

World Bank unveils 16 billion business plan to boost climate resilience adaptation

“The consequences of climate change for Africa are devastating and threaten to push millions of people into extreme poverty by 2030, largely due to lower crop yields and higher food prices, and negative health impacts,” said Benoit Bosquet, World Bank Practice Manager in the Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice in a news release. The plan is being released ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris, widely known as COP21.According to World Bank, the new blueprint, Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development: The Africa Climate Business Plan aims to both bring attention to and accelerate resource mobilization for priority climate-resilient and low-carbon initiatives in the region.“In light of the huge financing gap and the need for urgent action, the World Bank prepared the Africa Climate Business Plan as an important step in mobilizing climate finance to fast-track Africa’s climate adaptation needs in the context of development priorities,” added Mr. Bosquet.According to the plan, the primary climatic factors that challenge African countries in tackling extreme poverty are due to unavoidable levels of warming owing to past emissions of greenhouse gases, further warming that will have disastrous consequences, such as heat extremes and considerable uncertainty on what the warming impact will be on local weather patterns and hydrological cycles.The World Bank said that the plan focuses on increasing adaptation through strengthening resilience by boosting the continent’s natural, physical, human and social capital, powering resilience, including increasing low-carbon energy sources in vulnerable societies, and lastly, by enabling resilience by providing essential data, information and decision-making tools for promoting climate-resilient development across sectors.At present, the funding for adaptation are about $3 billion per year, which is insufficient to finance current needs, and is not increasing at the necessary rate to meet future needs, said World Bank.The plan estimates that the near- to medium-term implementation will cost about1$6.1 billion to be raised by 2020, of which $5.7 billion is expected to come from the International Development Association (IDA) and the rest from other sources, including bilateral and multilateral sources, dedicated climate finance sources, and private sector.Lastly, the plan notes that further results could be achieved by 2025, at a cost of about $21 billion. read more

Ohio State insists offense still has room to improve moving forward

OSU sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown (80) celebrates his first half touchdown with OSU fifth-year wide receiver Corey Smith (5) during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 77-10 victory over Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, coach Urban Meyer surpassed his ideal 250-250 rushing and passing yard game and was more than pleased when looking over the numbers for the first time at the postgame press conference. But before he made any judgments on the offense, he said he and his staff would go back to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and analyze the offensive production. During Monday’s media session, Meyer delivered his overall takeaways.“I think it was good, it wasn’t great,” Meyer said regarding the performance of the offense. “There were some disappointments.”Against the Falcons, the Buckeyes broke an 86-year-old program record with 776 total yards of offense, tied a team school record of seven touchdown passes in a single game, had nine players catch a pass and accumulated 11 touchdowns from six different players. Despite all that, Meyer revealed an opinion on his offense that didn’t reflect the final score.According to Meyer, the technique of the wideouts has to improve despite making “some very good plays.” He said sixth-year senior Corey Smith should be better than he played even though he’s still coming back from last season’s season-ending leg injury. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett echoed Meyer’s sentiment about the high standards the wide receivers need to play at for an even more efficient offense.“There was some times where we had some missed assignments out there, which we could’ve scored,” Barrett said. “I guess it was bad timing.”OSU’s offense accounted for six penalties for 40 yards, three of which came from redshirt junior right guard Billy Price. Redshirt senior center Pat Elflein was the only member of the offensive line that was named a champion on offense — a weekly honor from the coaching staff given to those who performed beyond expectations. Price, being the other returning starter on the unit known as “The Slobs” from a season ago, said that he and the rest of the offensive line have to fine-tune some fundamentals.“I think we’re going to be a little more calm,” Price said about OSU’s upcoming game versus Tulsa. “We all have things to improve on. Maybe we missed a route or a block, but those are some things that we can fix in the next couple of weeks and clean up.”Junior H-back Curtis Samuel and Barrett were obvious standouts to Meyer, who named them co-offensive players of the week. Other than the pick-six at the beginning of the game, Barrett played an almost flawless game throwing 21-for-31, 349 yards and six touchdowns through the air. However, a couple newcomers also stood above the rest on the receiving core.Redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill and redshirt sophomore wideout Terry McLaurin were named two of the five offensive champions against Bowling Green. Hill opened up the scoring for OSU with a 47-yard touchdown reception from Barrett, and McLaurin — who Meyer said will play more moving forward — had just one catch for 12 yards, but made an impact in the blocking game.Meyer and Co. are looking for more performances like Hill’s and McLaurin’s to become the normal on OSU’s offense.“We always try to critique ourselves and make sure we try to get better. So the positives, you kind of flip through those rather quickly, and look at the plays that need work on still,” Barrett said. “I think that’s how any team should look at it. Especially we had a good day, but there was still things we could improve on.” read more

Asus PCs will run Android apps outofthebox thanks to BlueStacks

first_imgEver wanted to run Android apps on your Windows PC? BlueStacks lets you do exactly that, though the experience isn’t always great when you shoehorn an app built for touch into a PC that’s designed for mouse and keyboard interaction. But with an increasing number of touchscreen devices coming to market, Asus thinks it’s prime time for BlueStacks — and so they’re going to pre-load it on all their upcoming Windows 8 PCs.Asus is hoping that Android app compatibility will be a differentiator for their PCs. After all, every vendor that installs Windows 8 will also be offering up plenty of touchscreen-friendly Metro apps from the Windows Store. But however many apps Microsoft manages to line up for launch day, the Store will fall well short of the half million available from Google Play. Having access to all those Android apps on an Asus PC is sure to be a selling point for some.The question, however, is whether those users are interested in paying to keep using those apps. Asus has said that their machines will include six months of free access via BlueStacks, but their announcement doesn’t specify how much it’ll cost to retain access — or whether you’ll be able to use the Android apps you’ve already installed if you don’t pay after that point.With ARM-based Windows devices on the way and Intel’s recent assistance in making Android a better fit on x86 hardware, it might be a smarter move to stick with dual-boot devices. Then again, those have never proved popular with consumers before, so maybe the BlueStacks experience will strike the right chord with the retail crowd.More at ZD Netlast_img read more

I tried to get his heart beating Wexford woman tried to save

first_img‘I tried to get his heart beating’: Wexford woman tried to save injured Westminster victim Joanne Crofton was training as a tour guide for an open-top bus company when the attack happened. Subscribe for more videos Friday 24 Mar 2017, 1:13 PM She said she went down the stairs of the bus so fast that her own safety didn’t occur to her. Mar 24th 2017, 1:13 PM Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube By Gráinne Ní Aodha I went down there because there was one person that wasn’t moving – they were non-responsive. I was trying to get him to breathe and I was trying to get his heart beating.“While I was doing CPR there was emergency sirens going off all over the place – everyone was ringing for an ambulance so it just got overloaded.” 4 Comments Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3304647 Share5 Tweet Email Airplanes, armed response units, armed police. It was just a nightmare. I mean I was expecting someone to come our and shout… ‘No one get up’. A WEXFORD WOMAN who was on Westminster Bridge when the London attack happened has recounted her attempts to save a man’s life.Yesterday Joanne Crofton told South East Radio‘s Morning Mix that she was training as a tour guide on an open-bus that was going across Westminster Bridge when the attack happened. File photo of the day after the London attack. Source: PA Wire/PA Images“I was on the microphone and was actually looking the wrong way, then there was an absolute crash. There was five people down, five people we could see.”She noticed a person on Westminster Pier who had been knocked down who she tried to save. At the time the adrenaline kicks in and you do what you can. I don’t think it was enough. I think there were five people dead, and the person I was helping was severely wounded. So I just keep wondering if I’d done enough.“It was like something out of an action film or a horror film, it was just absolutely horrible what was going on.“There were people lying in pools of blood. Horrendous and surreal, are the words I’d use.”‘I don’t feel like a hero’Joanne continued to give the man CPR until the paramedics came, which she says she learned from the Order of Malta in Wexford.She said that when she came home she had 41 messages left by family and friends asking if she was alright. Joanne said yesterday that she’s still shocked, and said she’s also been offered counselling after the traumatic event.Tory MP Tobias Ellwood was praised as a hero for his immediate efforts to save the policeman who was fatally stabbed in the Westminster attack.“People are calling me a hero. I really don’t feel like a hero. For me there was something I could do so I did it. Does that make me a hero?”Read: London attack: Latest victim named as two more ‘significant arrests’ are madeLondon attacker: A 52-year-old violent criminal with a number of aliases 16,529 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

San Diego City Council President delivers State of the District Address

first_img January 23, 2019 Posted: January 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCITY HEIGHTS (KUSI)- San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez is setting big goals for District 9 and all of San Diego. She shared her goals at tonight’s State of the District Address in City Heights.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez is in City Heights with more on this story. Do you live in the @CityofSanDiego? If so, do you know your district and council member? Tonight I’m going to Council President Georgette Gomez’s @GGomezD9 State of the District event, to discuss District 9. It’s starts at 6 p.m. at 4350 El Cajon Blvd. Details on @KUSINews at 6. pic.twitter.com/TO3I5gBNh8— Ashlie Rodriguez (@AshlieSanDiego) January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego City Council President delivers State of the District Addresslast_img read more

Executive Shakeup at Condé Nast

first_imgNew duties for Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and artistic director for Condé Nast, weren’t spelled out as clearly, but Townsend commented she’ll “ensure that our content and culture remain at the forefront of our industry.”Wallace leaves the company after a lengthy tenure. He’d served as editorial director since 2005 and as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler for the 16 years prior. Bellando had been with the company for 15 years. Read the full memo below.Dear Colleagues,With good reason, Condé Nast has earned a reputation for being the very best. We have the most influential brands in media, the most sought-after audience base and the most talented employees in the business. It is with this commitment to excellence that I am pleased to share a number of strategic leadership changes we are making as part of a succession plan we started early this year.Bob Sauerberg will assume a leading role in all revenue generation activities, including taking direct responsibility for the Condé Nast Media Group, as well as brand revenue growth. This expands his areas of responsibility beyond the management of digital, technology, consumer marketing, business development, corporate administration and Condé Nast Entertainment. Lou Cona, chief revenue officer and president of CNMG, will now report to Bob.John Bellando has decided to leave the company following fifteen years of extraordinary service. John has been a respected and trusted business partner for many years and I’m grateful that he has agreed to work with us in an advisory capacity through the end of the year.David Geithner will be joining Condé Nast as CFO starting August 17. David comes to us from Time Inc., where, over the course of a highly successful 20+ year career, he led senior financial functions and served as EVP and president of the Entertainment Group. He will report to Bob, who will be sharing more about David in the coming weeks.I also want to share that Tom Wallace is departing after a distinguished career with the company. He leaves behind a legacy of editorial excellence that has been the cornerstone of our success.Anna Wintour, who last year was named the company’s artistic director, will ensure that our content and culture remain at the forefront of our industry. Bob and I will rely on her for her insights and guidance as we build the team that will lead us into the future.Bob will be making other key announcements shortly about our business direction and strategy going forward. As many of you know, Bob and I have worked side by side as CEO and president to ensure we prepare the company to reach new heights. Today’s announcement begins this seamless transition and gives me more confidence than ever that our best years are yet to come. Condé Nast’s COO and CFO, John Bellando, and editorial director, Thomas Wallace, are leaving the company, according to an internal memo from CEO Chuck Townsend released this morning.Bob Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, is taking over “all revenue generating activities,” while David Geithner—formerly executive vice president of Time Inc.’s style and entertainment group; he was let go in February as one of several executive casualties ahead of the company’s spinoff—is being brought on as the new CFO.See also: Condé Nast Goes Big on Videolast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For November 1 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, November 1, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers likely, mainly between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Patchy fog between 10am and 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.Early Voting: Early voting continues today! The Town of Wilmington is offering early voting, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, in the Town Hall Auditorium.In The Community: The Wilmington Health Department is hosting a Flu Clinic for Wilmington’s youth (ages 5-18) on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, at Wilmington Town Hall.This flu clinic is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Register your child(ren) HERE.Here is what you need to know about the town’s flu clinics:Free of Charge.Nasal and Injectable will be available.Remember to bring your insurance cards.Vaccine will be available even if you do not have insurance.Anyone allergic to eggs or egg products must not take this vaccine.Anyone with a fever should delay vaccination.All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.If you have a question, please contact the Wilmington Health Department at 978-658-4298.In The Community: Wilmington seniors are invited to a FREE Thanksgiving dinner at the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street, Tewksbury). Doors open at 5pm. Dinner begins at 6:30pm. This annul event, sponsored by the Elks, will also feature raffle prizes and dancing. Interested seniors should reserve their free tickets at the Senior Center’s Front Desk. The Elks are holding a similar event for Tewksbury seniors the following week.In The Community:  Wilmington Youth Soccer has organized its Second Annual “Treats For Troops” collection from Thursday, November 1, 2018 through Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Shawsheen School Fields.  (Collections will take place from 5pm to 6pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8:45am to 3pm on Saturday.) Wilmington Youth Soccer players are encouraged to donate their leftover Halloween candy. Candy should be placed in the marked boxes. Candy will be donated to Wellesley Dental Group’s 11th Annual Community Candy Drive, which benefits the U.S. Troops serving overseas. Have a question? Contact Bill Lanagan at wlanagan[at]thayer.org.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Thursday Baby Times at 9:30am. Time for Twos at 10:30am. LEGO Building at 3:45pm. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Pints & Pages Book Group at 7pm. Jerry Thornton talks about his new Patriots book, “Five Rings” at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 23, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St Johns Prep

first_imgDANVERS, MA — St. John’s Prep recently announced the names of Wilmington students who earned academic honors for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.Headmaster’s List (A- or above in all courses)Alex FlynnJonathan MoradPrincipal’s List (B+ or above in all courses)Nicholas AckermanJames CallahanCameron EichHonor Roll (B or above in all courses)Vincent CallahanNicholas Morad(NOTE: The above information is from St. John’s Prep.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”last_img read more

RUDSETI to offer free training in electrical motor rewinding

first_imgOngole: The Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) is planning to conduct a 30 day free training programme in electrical motor rewinding and pump set repair for the unemployed men from the Prakasam district. The RUDSETI, which is jointly established by the Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, and Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust will conduct the free training programme in its premises in Ongole and offers free boarding and lodging to the candidates. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The director of the RUDSETI, GS Murthy announced that the training programme in electrical motor rewinding and pump set repair will start on August 1. He said that the candidate must be a native of Prakasam district and has a minimum educational qualification of Class VII at least for joining the training programme. He announced that the interested candidates with age between 19 and 45 can send their full bio-data to Director, RUDSITI, TTDC Compound, 4th Lane 11 Cross Line, Bhagyanagar, Ongole- 523001 by July 30 and may contact on 9666765858 for any more information.last_img read more

US Company Turned Blind Eye To Wild Behavior On Iraq Base

first_img Share Associated PressThis undated photo obtained by the Associated Press shows an Iraqi bodyguard hired by Sallyport Global to protect VIPs. When a Toyota SUV was stolen from Balad air base, he became the chief suspect and was linked to a dangerous Iran-backed militia and was viewed by investigators as “a hard-core recruit to become a terrorist who poses a serious threat to all personnel on this base.”WASHINGTON (AP) — The two American investigators felt a sense of foreboding that Sunday as they headed to an emergency meeting with their boss on the Iraqi air base. But they didn’t expect to be surrounded by armed guards, disarmed, detained against their will — and fired without explanation.It was March 12 — less than two months ago. Robert Cole and Kristie King were in Iraq working as investigators for Sallyport Global, a U.S. company that was paid nearly $700 million in federal contracts to secure Balad Air Base, home to a squadron of F-16 fighter jets as part of the U.S.-led coalition to annihilate the Islamic State.Cole and King had spent more than a year together in Iraq investigating all manner of misconduct at Balad and beyond.They’d uncovered evidence that Sallyport employees were involved in sex trafficking, they said. Staff on base routinely flew in smuggled alcohol in such high volumes that a plane once seesawed on the tarmac under the weight. Rogue militia stole enormous generators off the base using flatbed trucks and a 60-foot crane, driving past Sallyport security guards.Managers repeatedly shut down Cole and King’s investigations and failed to report their findings to the U.S. government that was footing the bill, the investigators said.Right before they were fired, Cole and King had opened an investigation into allegations of timesheet fraud among Sallyport employees. In a call with Sallyport lawyers, they said, they were advised to keep two sets of books about potential crimes and contract violations.“One for the government to see and one for the government not to see,” King told The Associated Press.In a statement to the AP, Sallyport said it follows all contracting rules at the base, home to the F-16s that are a key to the fight against the Islamic State.“Sallyport has a strong record of providing security and life support services in challenging war zones like Iraq and plays a major but unheralded role in the war against ISIS,” Chief Operating Officer Matt Stuckart wrote. “The company takes any suggestion of wrongdoing at Balad very seriously.”More than 150 documents obtained by AP, as well as interviews with more than a half-dozen former or current Sallyport employees, show how a contractor ran amok after being hired for lucrative and essential combat support operations. The investigators and other witnesses describe grave security breaches and illegal schemes that went unreported until the government asked about them.The point behind requiring contractors to employ their own investigators was to limit the waste and corruption that has marred federal security contracting going back to the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.The Pentagon’s own auditors, who were frequently on the base 50 miles north of Baghdad, were not told of the serious problems until early this year, a potential violation of law. The Pentagon auditors’ reports, obtained by the AP, detail dozens of more minor infractions. That gap illustrates the limits of U.S. oversight for billions of dollars in contracts run by companies that have cashed in on the fight to protect Americans from extremism.The Defense Department declined to comment.The morning of March 12, King had gone to church and was still carrying her Bible when she and Cole walked into the office foyer for the meeting with the boss. To their astonishment, they were immediately surrounded by armed security guards and forced to turn over the 9 mm pistols they both routinely carried on the job.The boss, David Saffold, informed them they were being fired but wouldn’t say why.“We knew too much,” King told AP in an interview at her home in Amarillo, Texas. “They want to cover it up and move on because it’s a huge amount of money.”____BODYGUARD OR TERRORIST?In 2004, Rob Cole was a retired California police officer and licensed private investigator when he decided to go to Iraq for a series of contracting jobs. Like many U.S. contractors working in hazardous regions, he went because the work paid a lot more than he could make back home.Americans have been at Balad on and off since 2003. Sallyport’s parent company, Michael Baker International, announced in 2014 its subsidiaries had been awarded $838 million for work on the base.Cole’s first job at Balad was cut short in June 2014, a month after he arrived, when the Islamic State group began sweeping across Iraq and Syria. The extremists ultimately made it to the gates of Balad, which was evacuated.When the Americans went back, they found a looted base largely under the control of Iranian-backed Shiite militias that were supporting the Iraqi government, according to former employees. A former senior manager told the AP that Sallyport reached an understanding with the militias that they would not enter the flight and residential areas. He declined to be named because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter and didn’t want to be blacklisted from future jobs.Cole, now 62, returned to Balad in May 2015, as Sallyport was preparing for the arrival of American F-16s sold to the Iraqi government. Sallyport’s mission, along with its parent company, was to keep the base operating smoothly, train the Iraqis, and most importantly maintain security on the base, where thousands of Iraqis and hundreds of contractors work.The federal contract required investigations into potential crimes and violations involving the company’s work at Balad. That was Cole and King’s assignment.“They wanted someone to be competent enough to process an investigation, if there was a crime, or if someone turned up dead,” King said. “The way it was put to me: If someone turned up with a knife in their back, who are you going to call?”From the start, it was clear that much was awry on the base. Despite the urgency of fighting IS, the delivery of the F-16s had been delayed by months amid security concerns. It would be catastrophic if IS seized the base and its multimillion-dollar jets.On July 13, 2015, four F-16s flew in from Arizona, the first of 36 fighter jets that the U.S. planned to deliver.Brett McGurk, then the U.S. deputy envoy for the international coalition against IS, hailed the arrival in a tweet .“After years of preparation & training in the U.S., Iraqi pilots today landed the 1st squadron of Iraqi F16s in #Iraq,” he wrote.The first security breach came in less than 24 hours: A long black skid mark on the tarmac was reported. It stopped about 45 yards from the nose of one of the fighter jets. A truck had plowed through a rope barrier in the “no-go” zone, where lethal force is authorized to protect the planes. For more than 10 minutes, no one even responded as the vehicle drove away, according to reports citing surveillance video.That turned out not to be a terrorist. But Cole says the out-of-control truck was a harbinger. He noted the lax protection for the F-16s in his report and forwarded it to the chief of security, Steve Asher. Under the requirements of the contract, Cole’s report should have then made its way to the Pentagon. But he says Asher kept a lid on the incident.Three months later, in October 2015, Cole reported another security breach, the theft of a Toyota SUV that Sallyport had assigned to bodyguards to drive VIPs around the base. Cole eventually uncovered a plot by three Iraqi Sallyport staff working with a dangerous Iran-backed militia, known as Kataib Imam Ali.The Shiite militia was an ongoing headache, politically connected and operating outside the law, with sidelines in theft and gunrunning. It has ties to the leader of the umbrella militia Popular Mobilization Forces, which is on the U.S. list of designated terrorists.To Cole’s astonishment, the prime suspect threatened to join the militia during his interrogation. He was a Sallyport bodyguard. In fact, the investigators later found a photo of him on his Facebook page, dressed in black militia garb and a patch indicating his allegiance to the group.He is “viewed by the Investigations Unit as a hard-core recruit to become a terrorist who poses a serious threat to all personnel on this base,” Cole wrote in another report.The Toyota was recovered within a few days, but Cole was ordered off the case. In an interview with AP, the former senior manager defended the company’s order, saying negotiations with the militias were highly sensitive and had to be handled with Iraqi cooperation. Still, the suspect was supposed to be banned from the base, and Cole later saw the man walking around freely.___GUMMY BEARS SOAKED IN VODKAThe longer Cole was on the base, the more he suspected that management was turning a blind eye to criminal activity.On the books, Balad is a dry base, where alcohol is restricted. But in reality the booze was everywhere and everyone knew it. Finding out how it got there led to more troubling questions.A Sallyport employee who worked in the air terminal reported in late 2015 that co-workers were involved in a smuggling scheme. They were bringing in cases and cases of water bottles filled with liquor that they’d sneaked onto planes flying in from Baghdad.According to investigative documents and people who watched the smuggling in action, three empty suitcases would routinely be loaded onto a flight to Baghdad. Each time, the bags came back with plastic water bottles filled with liquor. When they were unloaded, the bags were not searched but taken directly outside to be picked up — a serious security risk in a war zone.“You could be putting a bomb in there,” said one former employee who witnessed the smuggling. “You’ve got people just going rogue.” He spoke only on condition of anonymity because he didn’t want to imperil his new job with a different overseas contractor.Steve Anderson, who worked on flight logistics, says he was pressured to sign off on faked flight manifests that omitted passenger names and falsified the weight of cargo to cover for the alcohol smuggling and other infractions — a violation of international flight regulations. The planes were getting so weighed down he was worried about flight safety.“They were playing Russian roulette with the passengers’ lives — including mine,” Anderson said.Once, he watched a plane that was being unloaded tip nose-forward on its wheels onto the tarmac because it was so overloaded.“I could hear the people inside the aircraft yelling. I never seen anything like that in my entire life,” he recalled. “It was like a seesaw.”Then out came the telltale bags that he watched get shepherded around security.When Anderson aired his concerns to management and refused to sign the falsified manifests, his boss said he didn’t want to hear about any more problems.“He said, ‘If you don’t like the job that you’re doing maybe you ought to find somewhere else to work.’”Anderson went on a medical leave and was told his position had been filled when he sought to return.Rumors of the alcohol smuggling reached Cole and King separately. Informants told them that flight line staff, who directed airplanes on the runways and handled cargo, were showing up drunk. In one instance they had passed around a bowlful of gummy bears soaked in vodka .The investigators got a tip that the bootleggers were working out of two hotels in Baghdad.Thinking they were undercover, King and an Iraqi investigator on the team went to one of the hotels, the al-Burhan, five minutes from Baghdad’s airport. She said informants told them the smuggling was run by the hotel manager and a number of Sallyport employees.During their interviews, they discovered an even more alarming scheme.The hotel had been running a prostitution ring, and Sallyport employees were among the customers, informants said. Four Ethiopian women who had worked as prostitutes at the hotel were later hired in housekeeping by Sallyport, and were still sending money back to a pimp in the al Burhan.The evidence suggested, the investigators told the AP, that Sallyport managers had either knowingly or unwittingly abetted human trafficking involving vulnerable female immigrants in a war zone, a revelation the company would be required to report to the U.S. government under federal law.In the hotel’s courtyard, a prime smuggling suspect, who was a Sallyport employee, angrily confronted King and said that a senior manager at the headquarters in Virginia, Roy Hernandez, had tipped him off about the investigation.On Feb. 15, 2016, Cole and King were ordered by Sallyport’s Balad program manager, Kim Poole, to shut down the investigations into both the bootlegging and the prostitution on Hernandez’s instructions, according to the investigators.The following day, Sallyport sent out an email to staff warning that they might be audited over trafficking and noting that they were required to report violations.But Stuckart says the prostitution allegations were not substantiated.“It is absurd to suggest that the company would shut down an inquiry into a matter of such gravity,” he said.More than a year later, two of the Ethiopian women were still working on the base, Cole said, and the alcohol smuggling had started back up, according to a report obtained by AP dated May 28, 2016.___“IT WAS MIND-BLOWING”Late last year, it became clear that little had changed after the earlier security breaches. On Nov. 15, Cole got a report that three large generators had been stolen from the base for a total loss of $1 million.According to surveillance videos, just before 2 a.m., militia had driven two flatbed trucks and a crane onto the base, driving right past the security gate. Cole estimates the crane, when extended, was at least 60 feet tall. After successfully loading the three generators and partially covering them with burlap, the militia drove off the base unchallenged. The episode lasted three hours.Cole said they passed within about ten feet of the Sallyport security guard force. “Nobody reported anything. It was a disaster and it was covered up. That is absolutely covered up,” he said. “What if the intent was not to steal but to commit a terrorist act?”According to Sallyport’s Stuckart, the theft occurred when the Iraqi base commander “granted local militia members access to the base” and said the generators weren’t located in his company’s security zone. “Sallyport had no authority to keep these militia members from taking the generators.”It was after that incident that a Defense Department auditor, who normally concerned himself with bin tagging, trash collection and the accounting minutiae of base life, began asking questions.Cole and King had kept all their reports in an investigative log. They had also flagged the important cases to management and they had assumed that the company informed the government.It became clear from the auditor’s question that he knew nothing about it. “When we finally got the idea that they were hiding all of the stuff from the U.S. government, it was mind-blowing,” said King.By then, clouds were looming for Cole and King. They had begun yet another investigation into timesheet fraud after getting a tip that Sallyport employees were systematically collecting salaries but not working.They say the company stalled the investigation, ordered every step to be approved by its lawyers and finally told Cole and King in a conference call to keep two sets of books.The implication for Cole was that they should omit from the government’s copy anything that would “be controversial and would reveal any failure or embarrassing detail.” The lawyers explained that that information was covered under attorney-client privilege. The two investigators, sitting together on the other end of the call, looked at each other in disbelief and shook their heads“We realized right away that that’s fraud, probably a crime, and we weren’t going to be a part of it,” Cole said.Shortly after they notified Sallyport that they wanted to interview managers who were suspects, their boss, Saffold, asked them to come to his office. It was Sunday morning, and King left church early.At an interview in his family home in Georgia, Cole recalled the fine sand that stuck to his sweat as he walked across the base to the meeting. Saffold ordered armed guards to take their pistols and detain the two at their work stations. King burst into tears, and the guards apparently thought better of restraining her when she said she wanted to bring her Bible back to her quarters, the investigators say.Cole and King said their termination paperwork was signed by the human resources manager they were investigating as part of the timesheet fraud.In an interview in Amarillo, Texas, where King has returned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, she expressed regrets.“It hurts me that I had to leave and not correct issues that were occurring, and it hurts me that they want to cover them up,” she said. “It’s so painful to me, it makes me lose sleep at night. Something’s wrong and did not get right.”___Hinnant contributed from Paris. Susannah George in Baghdad and Jack Gillum in Washington contributed. Follow Butler on Twitter at https://twitter.com/desmondbutler and Hinnant at https://twitter.com/lhinnant .___Online: Read documents about Sallyport’s activities in Iraq at http://apne.ws/2p87fqZ .____Have a tip on government contracting? Contact the authors securely at https://www.ap.org/tipslast_img read more

Pressley Officially Massachusetts 1st Black Congresswoman

first_imgBy WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn’t campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts’ first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.The Democrat sailed through the general election unopposed, two months after unseating 10-term Rep. Michael Capuano in a national political stunner in the state primary.In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally at City Hall in Boston. On Nov. 6, Pressley became Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)“Activists and agitators have brought us to this very moment,” Pressley told cheering supporters Tuesday night. “None of us ran to make history. We ran to make change … and change is on the way.”“Can a congresswoman wear her hair in braids? Rock a black leather jacket?” she added — and the crowd roared.With no Republican in the race in the heavily Democratic district, her September upset victory had all but assured Pressley the keys to the office, with only the remote possibility of a write-in campaign to potentially stop her. That unlikely scenario behind her, she’ll now represent the 7th Congressional District — the first in Massachusetts where minorities make up a majority of the voting population.“It is hard to believe that in the 230-year history of our delegation, there’s never been a person of color,” she said on “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”(Although that’s true of the House, Republican Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, who took office in 1967, was the first Black politician to be elected by popular vote after the 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913.)Pressley, 44, is also the first African-American to serve on the Boston City Council.Endorsed last month by former President Barack Obama, she got a big early boost from fellow congressional upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who similarly knocked off veteran Rep. Joe Crowley of New York in June.Both rode a rising wave of pro-woman sentiment to Washington as the party embraced diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era.“With her victory tonight, Ayanna Pressley has not only made history as the first Black woman ever elected to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives, she’s ensured that Democrats have the voice of a young, Black progressive woman helping lead the fight for inclusive populist reforms,” the political action committee Democracy for America said Tuesday night in a statement.In the run-up to the midterms, Pressley held off on saying where she stands on Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats’ embattled House leader.From the outset, Pressley made clear that she meant serious business, telling voters before she sent Capuano packing that she viewed the race as “a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy.”The district includes a wide swath of Boston and about half of Cambridge, as well as portions of neighboring Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, Somerville and Milton. It includes the neighborhood of Roxbury, the traditional center of Boston’s Black community.Ideologically, Capuano was much like Pressley: liberal, a self-described progressive. But the White, middle-aged incumbent didn’t look like many voters in his district, even though Pressley herself had bristled at the notion that race was a defining issue in the contest.She flashed that defiance during a debate, saying: “I happen to be Black and a woman and unapologetically proud to be both, but that is not the totality of my identity.”But Pressley also made clear the importance of diversity in the nation’s halls of power.“I do think that our democracy is strengthened by an engagement of new and different voices,” she told college newspaper editors in Boston in October.___For AP’s complete coverage of the U.S. midterm elections: http://apne.ws/APPoliticslast_img read more

RIP Galaxy Tab S5 Samsung Reportedly Jumping to Galaxy Tab S6

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Core Sound Imaging Introduces Studycast CoreShare Cardiac Image Storage and Reporting

first_img 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … 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 March 21, 2016 — Core Sound Imaging Inc., provider of Studycast cloud image storage and reporting solutions, introduced Studycast CoreShare.The new CoreShare feature allows cardiologists, vascular specialists, obstetricians, sonographers and physicians to share echocardiograms, arterial images, ultrasounds and more with a colleague across the country in seconds. They can easily email a secure link of the study images directly to their patients as well.Studycast CoreShare is quick and easy to use. Studycast users select studies they wish to share with an individual from within their Studycast account. They can then send the link via email or SMS to the intended party. The patient or colleague will be able to access the study images via CoreShare from their PC, tablet or smartphone, securely.This feature is available for new and existing Studycast users. It does not require installation of any plugins or device downloads.For more information: www.corestudycast.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more center_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Technology | PACS Accessories | March 21, 2016 Core Sound Imaging Introduces Studycast CoreShare Cardiac Image Storage and Reporting Users of StudyCast cloud system can now securely send echocardiograms, ultrasound and other cardiac images in seconds News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 27, 2019 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems and Transducers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance: Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound… read morelast_img read more