BC court orders insurance firm to pay for mans emergency surgery in

first_imgVICTORIA – An insurance company that refused to pay for a British Columbia man’s emergency heart surgery has been ordered by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria to cover the US$180,000 bill.Paul Fletcher took the Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company to court when it refused to pay, claiming an exclusion clause applied because there was medical evidence that the man might be hospitalized while travelling.Fletcher testified that his doctor told him his angina was stable and he was safe to take a trip to Mexico.He booked a return flight to Canada when he began having chest pains, but when his symptoms worsened his plane made an emergency landing in Seattle where he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery.The insurance firm’s expert physician criticized both Fletcher and his doctors at trial, saying there was a reasonable expectation that treatment or hospitalization could be required while travelling.But Justice Jacqueline Dorgan said in a ruling posted online this week that the exclusion clause does not apply and she ordered the firm pay for the emergency surgery.“The plaintiff’s evidence is that following consultations with his treating physicians, he was satisfied the trip would pose no risk to his health and that it was safe for him to travel. There is no evidence he had medical evidence or opinion to the contrary,” the judge concluded.She also ordered the insurance company cover his legal fees.last_img read more

Creditor protection given to cigarette maker suspends order to pay billions to

first_imgMONTREAL — The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health said Monday that smokers who won a recent court victory are being denied justice after an Ontario judge granted cigarette maker JTI-Macdonald Corp. protection from its creditors last week.JTI-Macdonald was among three companies that lost in the Quebec Court of Appeal March 1. The court upheld a landmark judgment ordering them to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers. Now that JTI-Macdonald is under creditor protection, however, the company will not have to disperse any funds to tobacco victims for now.The Ontario Superior Court decision suspends legal proceedings against all three companies until April 5, even though only JTI-Macdonald sought protection from creditors. Benson & Hedges and Imperial Tobacco made no such request.The Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health led two class actions against the companies and won in 2015, when Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan ordered the companies to make payments of more than $15-billion to smokers who either fell ill or were addicted. At the time, the ruling was believed to be the biggest class action award in Canadian history.Philippe Trudel, one of the lawyers representing tobacco victims in the class action, called the Ontario court’s decision to suspend proceedings against all three companies “unusual.” Mario Bujold, spokesman for the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, said the Ontario court’s ruling can be extended beyond April 5 and he worries victims will never see any money.“Companies are very good at finding strategies to avoid paying damages they were ordered to pay,” Bujold said, adding the court’s decision will be contested.“The Superior Court in Ontario is suspending the rights recognized by six judges in Quebec,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”In a statement released Friday, JTI-Macdonald said it needed to seek protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in order to “protect 500 Canadian jobs and carry on its business operations with minimal disruption.“We fundamentally disagree with the court decision and are taking all necessary and appropriate measures to defend our lawful business,” it said.The three companies are also considering appealing the $15-billion judgment rendered against them to the Supreme Court of Canada.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Japanese expats families bear brunt of Gurugrams toxic air

first_imgGurugram: There are over 10,000 Japanese expats residing in Gurugram. Like most of the citizens, the poor air quality has also had an adverse impact on the Japanese and the foreigners who are working in the multinational companies in the city. To deal with the deadly air quality levels most of the Japanese take extended breaks from the months of September to January when the air quality is at its worse.The movement of the professionals also is restricted during the time when the air levels are at its worse. Most of the expats are also refraining now to bring their families so that they do not their health is not affected. However, for those people who have a long posting duration of more than Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsthree years bring their kids. Most of the parents send their children to the schools within the radius of three to five kilometres so that they are not exposed to the city’s bad air. There are also some parents whose children are studying in schools in Delhi. Most of the advertising and IT companies whose professionals suffer from respiratory ailments have already been advised to work from home. Measures are being devised in various corporate meetings of how to enhance productivity with fewer employees working in the office space. It is also been made mandatory that every office and residential unit have the high-quality air purifiers Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”From the time of December to February when the air quality is at its worse the schedule is slotted for working outside the Delhi – national capital region. It is not possible to make people not attend the offices over here so we keep on mulling on measures that we are less exposed to such toxic air,” said Horiuchi Ryou, a Japanese woman professional who works for a Japanese auto ancillary unit. “Not only do we have to guard ourselves against the poisonous air but we have to also save our young children who are in their formative stages from the unhealthy air levels,” said Asako Kitazawa, a homemaker A large number of Japanese professionals are not only employed Japanese firms in Maruti Suzuki and the Honda factories but also in various Japanese construction and auto ancillary firms that have set their base in the city. The cost of living for most of the Japanese expats is been borne by their company that has also witnessed an upward trend due to the health concerns caused by deadly levels of air pollution. Gurugram was recently declared the worlds’ most polluted city by a global environmental think tank. On his recent visit Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also expressed concern about the city achieving this dubious tag and stated that measures to rectify the situation will be taken by the authorities.last_img read more

Nepal UN hails release of all child soldiers by Maoists

8 February 2010The final batch of the nearly 3,000 child soldiers who served in the Maoist army during Nepal’s decade-long civil war have been discharged and re-entered civilian life today, in a move hailed by United Nations officials as a milestone in the country’s peace process. The 268 individuals released today during a ceremony in Rolpa included those who had joined the Maoist army as minors, and as late recruits, and had remained in temporary camps for three years after the signing of the peace deal that ended the conflict.“The release of these young people today is not only symbolic for the country but a milestone for these young men and women who spent their formative years inside a military structure losing out on critical skills vital for adulthood,” said Gillian Mellsop, Country Representative for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “All those concerned must now act swiftly to ensure that they reintegrate successfully,” she added. A total of 2,394 disqualified Maoist army personnel have been discharged in seven cantonments across Nepal since the process began on 7 January 2010. The discharge is a key component of an action plan signed in December 2009 by the UN, the Government of Nepal and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M).Altogether 2,973 individuals were disqualified from the Maoist army as minors in a UN verification process that ended in December 2007. Another group of 1,035 were disqualified because they were recruited after the ceasefire in May 2006 that ended the armed conflict. Roughly one-third of those disqualified are female, according to a news release issued by the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). Before being discharged, the young people are be briefed by the UN on options for their new lives and will be given civilian clothing and identity cards. They will also undergo a rehabilitation process, by the Government with UN support, to gain new skills by attending school or learning a trade.“The conclusion of the discharge process is a positive step in Nepal’s peace process at a time when building confidence and trust amongst the parties is all-important,” said Karin Landgren, the Secretary-General’s Representative in Nepal and head of UNMIN. “The period of your life dedicated to armed struggle is now in the past. You have a role in helping make Nepal a country that is just, equitable, democratic and peaceful,” she told the young people at today’s ceremony. read more

Aid access restored to troubled camp for displaced in Darfur UN says

Humanitarian access has been limited in recent weeks since fighting erupted in the Kalma camp in South Darfur state, leading to the deaths of several residents and protests within the camp about the Darfur peace process.But the peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID, reported that aid groups were allowed in today, a day after they had been denied entry by local authorities, who cited security concerns.Kalma is one of Darfur’s largest IDP camps and has been home to around 100,000 people, although some residents fled to nearby villages and the neighbouring UNAMID community policing centre (CPC) in the wake of the recent clashes.The mission’s top officials, as well as other senior UN figures in Sudan, have been holding talks with the Government, camp residents and others in a bid to ease the tensions in Kalma.Meanwhile, UNAMID is sending a mission to several villages outside the South Darfur town of Kass, where fighting between the Rizeigat and Misseriya tribes this week has reportedly killed at least 25 people.Inter-tribal clashes continue to occur in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied militiamen since 2003. An estimated 300,000 people have died in those seven years and about 2.7 million others have been displaced. 18 August 2010Aid workers were today allowed back into a restive camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission to the Sudanese region reported. read more

Sri Lanka and Indian navies hold talks at IMBL

The 25th International Maritime Boundary Line meeting happened on board naval patrol vessel INS Savitri off Kankesanthurai coast off Sri Lanka on Wednesday, sources said. It was on the same day another Indian team consisting of three faculty members from New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University led by Professor Bupinder Zutshi met Vice-Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne in Colombo.They had discussed on the possibility of granting B. Tech degrees for Sri Lankan technical officers from JNU. The meeting between the Indian and Sri Lankan authorities were said to be routine to discuss issues of mutual interest and movement of vessels across the IMBL. Senior officials of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard met their counterparts from Sri Lanka on board a navy patrol vessel near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and discussed operative effectiveness of the forces.While the Indian team was led by Commodore Alok Bhatnagar, Naval Officer In-charge (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry), the Sri Lankan team was headed by Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander Northern Naval Area,The Hindu newspaper reported. read more

Scheduled maintenance on mybrockuca portal login page June 11

On Wednesday, June 11, at 12 noon, ITS will be performing maintenance on the my.brocku.ca portal login page for one hour.Users trying to log in to the portal during this maintenance period will be delayed for up to 10 minutes.Users who are already logged in to the portal before 12 noon will not be affected.ITS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rivera leads Qatar to France 2017 without some big names

The Qatari national team coach Valero Rivera decided to change a profile of his team after Olympic Games in Rio and before World Championship 2017 in France. Despite Spaniard has still a full support of QHF, quarter-final placement at Olympic Games didn’t make handball people in Doha totally satisfied, after same team won silver medal at World Championship 2015 on home soil.Rivera decided to go to France without some important members of the squad like goalkeeper Goran Stojanovic, right back Zarko Markovic and line-player Borja Vidal.Denmark, Sweden, Egypt, Bahrain and Argentina will be rivals of Qatar in Preliminary Round. Four best teams will qualify for the knock-out stage.Goalkeepers:Danijel Saric, Al Quiyada SCYousuf Alalbdulla, Al Gharafa SCAhmed Abdelrhem, Al Arabi SCRasheed Yusuff, Al Sadd SCLeft wings :Abdulla Al-Karbi, Al Sadd SCNasreddine Megdich, Al Rayyan SCAbdulaziz Helali, Al Wakra SCRight wings :Mustafa Alsaltialkrad, Al Sadd SCAhmed Abdelhak, Al Gharafa SCMarouane Sassi, Qatar SCPlaymakers :Kamal Aldin Mallash, El Jaish SCMahmoud Hassaballa, Al Sadd SCWajdi Sinen, Lekhwiya SCAbdelrahman Abdalla, El Jaish SCOmar Alsafadi, Al Rayyan SCLine player :Youssef Benali, Espérance STBassel Alraye, Al Rayyan SCFiras Chaieb, Lekhwiya SCEbrahim Ebaid, Al Sadd SCLeft back :Rafael Capote, El Jaish SCBertrand Roiné, Lekhwiya SCAmeen Zakka, Al Rayyan SCAmir Denguir, Al Arabi SCRight back :Abdulrazzaq Murad, Al Gharafa SCAhmad Madadi, Lekhwiya SCAnis Zouaoui, Al Arabi SCYassine Sami, Al Wakra SCDefensive player:Hassan Mabrouk, El Jaish SC ← Previous Story Palicka leads fantastic Lions to win in Kiel Next Story → Trefilov, Krumbholz, Hergeirsson, Martin or Rasmussen? read more

Scotland Yard bans visible tattoos on police officers

first_imgSCOTLAND YARD HAS banned its officers from sporting visible tattoos, saying it damages the professional image of Britain’s top police force.The force confirmed in a statement today that the Metropolitan Police will no longer permit tattoos on the face, hands or which appear above the collar line. It said all other tattoos must be covered.Scotland Yard said that officers who already have visible tattoos — will be required to “register” those tattoos in writing to their managers by 12 November or face disciplinary actions for gross misconduct.The force previously had prohibited tattoos deemed offensive to religion or beliefs or that could be construed as violent or intimidating. PHOTOS: Thousands attend London’s annual tattoo convention>last_img

Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors

first_img Image: AP Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel. Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoSo far nine people have been rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano. The first survivors released from a hospital in the nearby city of Pescara included Giorgia Galassi and her boyfriend, Vincenzo Forti.“Thank you, thank you everyone!” Galassi said as she waved from the front door of her parents’ home in Giulianova, on the Adriatic coast. Flanked by her parents, she said she felt fine.Hotel guests Giampiero Parete, his wife and two children were also home. It was Parete who had first sounded the alarm after he by chance left the hotel to go to his car moments before the avalanche hit.Still hospitalized were one adult and two youngsters, Samuel Di Michelangelo and Edoardo Di Carlo. Officials have confirmed that Edoardo’s parents were killed, while Samuel’s are still unaccounted for.“Edoardo has an adult brother, so the brother will be given custody of him,” Pescara hospital Dr. Rossano Di Luzio told reporters. “Samuel has his close relatives, grandparents at the moment, but we hope we can give him back to his parents.”Firefighter spokesman Luca Cari said emergency crews were working with an “operational hypothesis” that people might still be alive, but he stressed “we are fighting against time.” Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoInvestigation IntensifiedThe investigation intensified, meanwhile, into whether local government officials underestimated the threat facing the hotel, which was covered with two meters (six feet) of snow, had no phone service and dwindling gas supplies when a series of earthquakes rocked central Italy on the morning of 18 January.Italian newspapers reproduced what they said was an email sent by the hotel owner to local and provincial authorities that afternoon asking for help.“The hotel guests are terrorised by the earthquakes and have decided to stay out in the open,” Bruno Di Tommaso wrote. “We’ve tried to do everything to keep them calm, but since they can’t leave due to the blocked roads, they’re prepared to spend the night in their cars.”The Pescara prefect’s office already has faced criticism after a local restaurant owner said his calls reporting the avalanche were ignored. Quintino Marcella said he called the office after receiving word from Parete, one of his chefs who was vacationing at the hotel.Chief prosecutor Cristina Tedeschini confirmed her investigation was looking into a host of issues, including the timing and content of communications, where the snowplows were deployed, who was alerted when about the risks of avalanches and how authorities responded when the avalanche hit the hotel.She said there were “incongruities” between when communications were received and when they were acted on.But she stressed they may not have had a significant effect on the search effort, given that five days had passed and still the search was ongoing. She said “at most” the delay in launching the avalanche response was an hour or two.“I don’t see it as being highly relevant,” she said.The president of the province, Antonio Di Marco, has confirmed he saw an email from Di Tommaso and had arranged for a snowplow to clear the road that night, the ANSA news agency reported. The avalanche hit sometime before 5:40 pm, when Marcella received the call from his chef.Read: Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone> 6 Comments Jan 23rd 2017, 10:19 PM http://jrnl.ie/3201684 20,116 Views Short URLcenter_img Share1628 Tweet Email5 By Associated Press Monday 23 Jan 2017, 10:19 PM Image: AP ITALIAN EMERGENCY CREWS pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.One more body was located, raising the death toll to seven, and the first survivors of the deadly avalanche were released from the hospital.Questions intensified, however, into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing the snowbound resort in the hours before the deadly avalanche.Five days after up to 60,000 tons of snow, rocks and uprooted trees plowed into the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, rescue crews were still digging by hand or with shovels and chainsaws in hope of finding more survivors. An excavator reached the site, northeast of Rome, to speed up the search. Source: APThe discovery of the three Abruzzo sheepdog puppies in the boiler room raised spirits, even as rescuers located a seventh body.Jubilant emergency crews carried the pups out in their arms, with one firefighter burying his face in the fluffy white fur to give the dog a kiss. Source: APThe puppies were born last month to the hotel’s resident sheepdogs, Nuvola and Lupo, and were prominently featured on the hotel’s Facebook page. Their parents had found their own way out after the Wednesday afternoon avalanche.“They just started barking very softly,” said Sonia Marini, a member of the Forestry Corps.In fact, it was hard to find them right away because they were hidden. Then we heard this very tiny bark and we saw them from a little hole the firefighters had opened in the wall. Then we expanded the hole and we pulled them out.Firefighter spokesman Luca Cari, however, stressed that the puppies were found in an isolated part of the hotel and didn’t necessarily signal any new hope for finding human survivors.“We’re happy to have saved them, and these are important moments in a dramatic situation,” he said. “But I don’t think there’s much correlation with finding other people.” Source: Corpo Nazionale Soccorso AlpinoEmergency crews have been hoping that the 22 missing people may have found air pockets under the debris, and that the snow would insulate them from the frigid temperatures.But more than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel, and rescue crews were still trying to recover one victim from the rubble. Conditions at the site were deteriorating, with the heavy snow turning to ice. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

TPLINK présente un extenseur CPL sans fil

first_imgTP-LINK présente un extenseur CPL sans fil TP-Link commercialisera prochainement un extenseur CPL qui se présente comme une alternative au Wi-Fi, en étant plus fiable.La firme TP-Link a dévoilé un extenseur CPL AV200 Mini Powerlink. Cet accessoire propose d’étendre la connexion Internet dans tous les moindres recoins d’une maison ou d’un bureau. Une possibilité qui pourrait aussi être appréciée des joueurs en réseau.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est par l’intermédiaire d’un puissant signal sans fil émis à une vitesse de 300 Mbps que la connexion au réseau peut être dirigée vers la pièce souhaitée. Tous les périphériques compatibles peuvent être raccordés à cet extenseur qui utilise le réseau électrique existant. La même manœuvre peut aussi être réalisée grâce à un câble Ethernet.La technologie CPL se présente comme une alternative aux connexions Wi-Fi. Cet extenseur CPL AV200 sera disponible dans le courant du deuxième trimestre 2012. L’appareil de TP-Link est enfin compatible avec la norme Homeplug AV.Le 5 mai 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Longview teen injured after rearend crash near Woodland

first_imgA Longview teen was hospitalized after her vehicle rear-ended a pickup on state Highway 503 near Woodland Monday morning.According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m., while Kevin F. Young, 43, of Woodland, had stopped for a school bus about 3 miles from Woodland when his pickup was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Cecelia K. Elkinton, 17.The State Patrol said Elkinton wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and she was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for her injuries. The hospital said she was in satisfactory condition Monday afternoon. Young was unhurt.Troopers said inattention caused the crash, and cited Elkinton for driving too fast to avoid a collision.last_img

Heavy Snow Expected On Eastern Kenai Peninsula

first_imgAccording to an advisory issued by the National Weather Service, a low pressure  system moving in from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to drop 2 to  3 feet of snow in mountains, with up to 2 feet of snow along the  Seward Highway corridor from Turnagain Pass south to Moose Pass. Travel will be difficult in mountainous areas due to the heavy  snow and will be difficult at sea level due to slick roads from  rain falling on top of snow. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Heavy snow is expected starting Wednesday and continuing into  Friday for the Eastern Turnagain Arm, Turnagain Pass, and south to around Moose Pass along the Seward Highway. Temperatures will warm enough at sea level for snow to transition to rain. Avalanche danger will be increasing in the mountains  during this time. Check the current avalanche forecast at  www.cnfaic.org Use caution if you need to  drive, especially along the Seward Highway. A continued surge of  warmer and wetter systems are expected into the weekend bringing continued heavy precipitation.last_img read more

Yennai Arindhaal Opening Day Box Office Collection Ajith Starrer takes a Flying

first_imgA poster from ‘Yennai Arindhaal’.IB Times IndiaAjith’s “Yennai Arindhaal” is on its way to being the biggest Tamil film in terms of box office collection in USA.Latest reports suggest that the movie has done extremely well in the country collecting $113,232 (approximately Rs 69 Lakhs) from 75 screens in its premiere.”#YennaiArindhaaal record opening $113,232 from 75 screens in USA premiere. Many sold out shows. Highest for #Thala!,” tweeted Atmus entertainment, the distributors of the Ajith film in the US.This is a record collection for Ajith in the United States; his previous best was “Arrambam”. With this record “Yennai arindhaal” has placed itself in Top five all time USA premiere box office list.The first place goes to “Lingaa” with $404.6k from 118 screens, followed by “Endhiran” with $260k from 45 screens, “I” with $168.8k from 120 screens and “Kaththi” with $142.8k from 76 screens. “Yennai Arindhaal” is in the fifth rank. The response to Ajith’s latest flick shows that the market in USA has opened doors to other stars like Ajith, Vijay and Vikram and not just Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth movies. Though “Yennai Arindhaal” is miles away from the records of other Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan movies, industry experts are reporteldy waiting to see the movies box office result in coming days.”Yennai Arindhaal”, which released on 5 February in more than 1,000 screen worldwide, has received positive reviews. The movie features Ajith in four different looks, which has already become a trend-setter and industry insiders now expect “Yennai Arindhaal” to be a big box office success.”Yennai Arindhaal” also has an impressive star cast, which includes Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Arun Vijay, Daniel Balaji, Amit Bhargava, Rajasimman and Devi Ajith.last_img read more

At Baltimores Carroll Park Cookout Gang Members Seek to Provide Positive Example

first_imgChildren line up to have their face painted by De Bowman at a community cookout in Carroll Park on June 20. The event’s lead organizer was Eric Bowman, a member of the Bloods who has dedicated himself to uplifting his community. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)The DJ played clean versions of hip-hop hits from the golden era to today. Children had their faces painted before hitting the dance floor to whip and nae nae to the entertainment of older relatives. There was free food, school supply giveaways, and local residents signed up for assistance with utility and other bills.It was your standard community event on June 20 in Baltimore’s Carroll Park, except that its lead organizer, Eric Bowman, did not belong to a church or a grassroots advocacy organization. He is a Blood, an unapologetic member of the notorious street gang who is nonetheless determined to show that there is more to gangs than making a living on the streets.“What I am (a gang member), that’s me, I was raised in it, I was born in it, that’s me [but that] doesn’t mean I have to be negative and I’m not,” said Bowman. “But no, I’m not going to change who I am. Just because I am a Blood doesn’t mean that I interact with negativity and stuff like that, because I don’t. I know what it is to be there, and I don’t want to be in there. If you actually want to change things, you want to elevate, you want to move forward, you have to change the way you think.”Charles Littlejohn is a Piru—a gang closely affiliated with the Bloods—but said events like the cookout organized by Bowman are important because they show that there is more to gangs than violence and negativity, and that they can be a positive force in the community, especially where youth are concerned.“We’re taking a stand,” said Littlejohn. “It’s not about us anymore, it’s about the generation that’s under us, our kids. We don’t want our kids to grow up the way we grew up, or have to go through what we’ve been through. So we’re just trying to give them a different outlook to let them know that the route that we took, they don’t have to take that route because there are more choices and there are better opportunities out there for them than there were for us.”One community member, Lorenzo, came to the cookout to find out whether he could assist with the event and earn community service hours towards his probation requirements. Like Littlejohn, Lorenzo spoke of the importance of events like this being organized by persons who have lived the street life and the impact that can have on youth.“[The kids] need more of this right here, to show them that there’s more out here than just the streets and what’s going on in the streets,” said Lorenzo, adding, “That’s what we need more of to show these kids that there’s more to living than just what they’re seeing on the TV. That TV, that’s fabricat[ed] living…This right here, what they’re doing in this park right now for the community, now that’s living.”Bowman agreed, saying he understands that he is a role model and that kids look up to persons like him.“We’re role models. So [if] they look up to us, why not give them something positive?” said Bowman.Maryland Senate majority leader Sen. Catherine Pugh (D-Baltimore City) made a brief appearance at the cookout, and spoke of the importance of different communities having the chance to get to know each other as they work toward the betterment of the city.“It’s always good when we are mixing, integrating, talking with each other, sharing opportunities with each other,” said Pugh. “It’s important for us to see each other in different lights, and as I said during the unrest in Baltimore, what people saw was a microcosm of Baltimore. We have the very rich, the very poor, Black, White, but all of us working together is going to help make a better Baltimore.”ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Einsteins green refrigerator making a comeback

first_imgIn 1930, Einstein and Leo Szilard designed a refrigerator that required no electricity and had no moving parts. While almost everybody knows how Einstein revolutionized physics with his theories of relativity, many people may not know that the great scientist had a domestic side, too. Well, sort of – in 1930, Einstein and his former student Leo Szilard designed a refrigerator that required no electricity and had no moving parts. However, as refrigerator technology became more efficient, Einstein’s design was nearly forgotten. Citation: Einstein’s green refrigerator making a comeback (2008, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-einstein-green-refrigerator-comeback.html Now, Malcolm McCulloch, an electrical engineer at Oxford, is trying to bring Einstein’s refrigerator back. McCulloch explains that the design is environmentally friendly and could prove especially useful in developing countries, where demand for cooling appliances is quickly increasing.McCulloch’s team has recently built a prototype of Einstein and Szilard’s refrigerator. Instead of compressing man-made greenhouse gases called freons, as typical refrigerators do, the prototype uses pressurized gas to keep items cold. The refrigerator just requires a way to heat the liquids, and McCulloch has been working on developing a solar energy system to meet this requirement.The refrigerator is based on the idea that liquids boil at low temperatures when the surrounding air pressure is low. “If you go to the top of Mount Everest, water boils at a much lower temperature than it does when you´re at sea level, and that´s because the pressure is much lower up there,” McCulloch said.In their refrigerator prototype, the scientists filled a flask with liquid butane (which is also commonly sold as a liquid in cigarette lighters and as a gas for cooking). Then the scientists introduced a new vapor to decrease the air pressure, which decreases the liquid boiling temperature, causing the butane to boil. As the butane boils, it takes energy from the surroundings, and lowers the temperature inside the refrigerator. Although Einstein and Szilard´s original design was not as efficient as the freon refrigerators that replaced them, McCulloch plans to improve the design by using different kinds of gases. He predicts these improvements could quadruple the refrigerator´s efficiency. The fact that the refrigerator has no moving parts could also be advantageous, he explains, as it would require minimal maintenance and so could be particularly useful in rural areas. McCulloch emphasizes that the refrigerator is still just a prototype, but he hopes to one day commercialize it. The work is part of his team’s three-year project to develop robust appliances that can be used in locations without electricity.via: The Guardian 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.last_img read more

Crystal Cruises to offer shorter cruises in 2019 with Crystal Getaways

first_imgCrystal Cruises to offer shorter cruises in 2019 with Crystal Getaways MIAMI — There are nine new Crystal Getaways coming in 2019, with destinations as near as North America to as far as Australia and Indonesia.According to Crystal Cruises, Crystal Getaways are abbreviated segments of existing longer voyages, and will sail in January, February, April and October of next year. Seven of them will sail aboard Crystal Symphony while the remaining two will be aboard Crystal Serenity.Getaways range from six to16 days and explore South America, Australia and Indonesia, the North American Gulf Coast, South Pacific and New Zealand, and South Africa.Both Crystal ships have recently undergone redesigns within the last year that include enhanced butler-serviced penthouses and suites, open-seating dining with new restaurants, new entertainment venues, and enhanced décor in public areas and lounges.Crystal Getaways itineraries include the following:Crystal Symphony January 5: 6 days, New Orleans to Curaçao, WillemstadJanuary 11: 8 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Recife, BrazilJanuary 11: 10 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Salvador da Bahia, BrazilJanuary 11: 13 days, Curaçao, Willemstad to Rio de Janeiro, BrazilJanuary 24: 8 days, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo, UruguayApril 14: 12 days, Cairns, Australia to SingaporeOctober 15: 10 days, Panama City, Panama to New OrleansMore news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Crystal SerenityJanuary 20: 16 days, Honolulu to Auckland, New ZealandFebruary 28: 13 days, Port Louis, Mauritius to Cape Town, South AfricaCruise fares for the new Crystal Getaways start at US$2,560 per suite, with Book Now Savings of up to $1,500 per suite available for bookings by Dec. 31, 2018. Share Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Crystal Cruises << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Palestinians receive Yasser Arafat test results

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Last year, a Swiss lab discovered traces of polonium-210, a deadly radioactive isotope, on clothes provided by Arafat’s widow. More samples were subsequently taken from his remains in the West Bank.Polonium disintegrates rapidly, and experts have cautioned that too much time may have passed to reach a conclusive result.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous ofcenter_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – A Palestinian official says the commission probing the death of Yasser Arafat has received long-awaited test results from a Swiss laboratory.Tawfik Tirawi said the report was received Tuesday in Geneva. He said the results will be studied before they are made public.The longtime Palestinian leader died at a French hospital in 2004, but the cause of death has never been determined. Many Palestinians believe Israel poisoned Arafat, an allegation that Israel denies. Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health toolast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Why it could happen: Carson Palmer retired, which leaves them without a starting quarterback. They also won too many games (8), which means they’re not picking until No. 15. That means they’re likely not getting one of the top three quarterbacks in this year’s draft barring a trade up. The Cardinals are in a weird spot. They just lost their coach and quarterback to retirement, and Larry Fitzgerald could follow them, but they still won eight games. A complete rebuild doesn’t make total sense, but their roster has enough holes that trading a high pick for someone like Alex Smith might not make sense. Foles figures to be cheaper.Why it won’t happen: Does Foles elevate the Cardinals to the level of a contender? Probably not. The Cardinals reside in the same division as the young, but dominant Rams, the always good Seahawks, and the up-and-coming 49ers. The Cardinals would be better off saving their draft picks and signing someone like McCown or Sam Bradford as a bridge quarterback. There are plenty of reasons for Cardinals fans to link the puzzle pieces with Foles and Arizona.Foles spent his final three years of college playing in Tucson with the Arizona Wildcats after transferring from Michigan State. From 2009-11, Foles’ completion percentage, yardage and touchdowns increased every year.This season since taking over for Wentz, Foles ran an unorthodox offense that featured a lot of college type plays such as RPOs (run pass options).Foles’ best season as a pro came with the Eagles under coach Chip Kelly, who ran a lightning-quick paced college-style offense that produced a 27:2 touchdown to interception ratio for the quarterback in 2013.Cardinals new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has shown versatility when it comes to coaching quarterbacks with different styles. McCoy has coached Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning to the playoffs, quarterbacks whose styles contrast about as much as the sun and the moon.If there is a coordinator who can adjust to a different style of play per quarterback, it’s McCoy. The weapons are there for Foles to immediately step in and have success. The question would be the price Arizona is willing to pay to get him. Wagner-McGough isn’t the only person who connects the dots between Arizona and the Philadelphia quarterback. Before the Super Bowl even began, David Johnson pitched Foles on joining the Cardinals. With franchise quarterback Carson Wentz waiting to take the reins back from Foles next season for the Eagles, questions turn to what the team will do with their Super Bowl-winning backup.Sean Wagner-McGough from CBS Sports listed the Cardinals as the No. 2 potential landing spot for Foles this offseason, behind the Eagles keeping him as a backup. The possibilities of landing Foles in a trade might come at a hefty price.Winning the Super Bowl is the quickest way to raise a quarterback’s value in the NFL. Ask guys like Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning. But the Cardinals have all of their draft picks in the first three rounds of the 2018 draft as potential trade bait and currently Foles has a very team-friendly contract.There is no doubt that filling the void at the quarterback position is on the top of the Cardinals’ to-do list and Foles’ resume at least puts him in the discussion. – / 52 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 30 Comments   Share   Connections between Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles and the Arizona Cardinals started to manifest even before Super Bowl LII kicked off in Minnesota on Sunday.Then Foles led the Eagles to a 41-33 victory over the Patriots, throwing for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also added a receiving touchdown on a trick play at the end of the second quarter.Knee-jerk reaction linked the Cardinals’ quarterback situation to Foles. Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles (9) scrambles from New England Patriots’ Trey Flowers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Ryan Phillips from The Big Lead also likes the fit. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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