APTN National NewsAfter nearly four years the commission charged with investigating abuse at Indian residential schools for Indigenous peoples ended Sunday.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded public hearings in Edmonton after visiting over 300 communities.The TRC heard from thousands of victims who recounted stories of cruelty and abuse while forced to attend the church-run schools.APTN’s Keith Laboucan was there.
MONTREAL — After facing nearly two weeks of criticism, Bombardier said Monday that its board of directors approved changes to the compensation offered to several of its top executives.CEO Alain Bellemare had asked the board to delay payment of more than half of last year’s total planned compensation for six executive officers, including himself, by one year to 2020, provided the company meets certain objectives.Executive chairman Pierre Beaudoin also asked the board to cut his 2016 compensation by US$1.4 million to equal the US$3.85 million he received in 2015.Public anger mounts as Bombardier set to outline plan to revise compensation for top executivesTerence Corcoran: Ignore the sensationalism — Bombardier ’s execs deserve what they are owedBombardier Inc executives defer half of their $32.6 million compensation after uproar over pay hikeIn a regulatory filing ahead of the company’s May 11 annual meeting, the Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) said the proposals were accepted and approved by the board.Bombardier has been at the centre of weekend protests over the compensation awarded to its senior executives.Had the changes not been approved by the board Monday, the executive compensation for 2016 would’ve been nearly 50 per cent more than what it would’ve been the previous year.The Canadian Press
The newly appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Noordeen Mohamed Shaheid, Attorney at Law assumed duties at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said today.At a simple ceremony following the assumption of duties, High Commissioner-designate Mohamed Shaheid said that though the formal Diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka started in 1948, the genesis of the relations dates back to the Gandhara era. The High Commissioner-designate also recalled with gratitude the support and assistance provided by the Government of Pakistan to Sri Lanka in the hour of need.High Commissioner-designate Mohamed Shaheid had held several high level positions in the State Sector previously. He had served as the Chairman of the National Institute of Co-operative Development, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency, Director of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Advisor to the Ministry of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission, and Chairman and Director General of the National Enterprise Development Authority. Immediately prior to taking up the diplomatic assignment in Pakistan he served as the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Council. (Colombo Gazette) He was very optimistic that the cooperation between the two countries would be extended to all possible areas during his tenure and committed to extend his fullest support to strengthen the existing relationship and build stronger people to people contacts. He further stated that both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are strategic partners in South Asia and that the relationship between the two brotherly countries is based on mutual trust, confidence and cordiality.
Mr. Lopes joined the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in mid-August. He had previously assisted in the planning of the police component of the new Mission as a member of the assessment mission led by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy, Ian Martin, in June. His deployment with UNMIT during this transitional period will facilitate discussions with the Timorese Government on policing matters as well as the smooth implementation of the recommendations on the establishment of the police component including ensuring the restoration and maintenance of public security through the provision of support to the Timorese national police. Mr. Lopes comes to the job from UN Headquarters, where he served as Deputy Police Advisor and Head of Operations Support in the Police Division, which he helped to establish nearly six years ago. In 2000, Mr. Lopes held the post of Deputy Police Commissioner in (UNTAET) following positions as Police Spokesperson and First Special Assistant. In a recent interview, Mr. Lopes said “I’ve been here before and I am acquainted with the reality of Timor-Leste. Our job is to serve and protect the interests of the population of Timor-Leste.” From 1993 to 1995 Mr. Lopes served as a Regional Commander and Chief of Operations in the former Yugoslavia, where he was also co-founder of the project that lead to the Human Rights Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been instrumental in conducting assessment missions, coordinating planning and working in support of police operations in Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Côte d’Ivoire, Kosovo, Afghanistan and other. “I am pleased to have on board a UN Police Commissioner of the caliber of Antero Lopes, not just because of his high competence level, but because I know that the Timorese people will benefit from his experience in capacity-building and in helping to reconstitute a national police force that will ensure service to the population is a priority,” Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste Sukehiro Hasegawa said.
He also “strongly” condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities “to investigate this tragedy”. The Secretary-General expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of the victims, the people and the Government, and wished a “speedy recovery to the injured”, the statement continued. He urged the Government and all actors to “engage in intercommunal dialogue to resolve tensions and differences”. ‘Unspeakable barbarity’Meanwhile, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, (MINUSMA) said it was “extremely concerned” at the news of the attack, which has been corroborated by local authorities on the ground.Preliminary information points to the attack being led by a group of armed men, and according to news reports, many of the bodies of the dead had been burned. Clashes between Dogon hunters – who have a highly distinctive traditional culture dating back centuries – and the semi-nomadic Fulani herders, have become a growing flash point in recent years.While no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack, tensions have been rising since the ethnic Dogon hunters were accused of carrying out a massacre on the semi-nomadic Fulani herders’ village back in March.The situation has passed the threshold of tolerable, and it is time for the nation to wake up – UN Special Representative in MaliSpokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Ravina Shamdasani, said “these traditional disputes have always been there”, often fuelled by disputes over access to land and water. “But lately it has taken on a particularly deadly turn because entire Fulani communities – and we are talking about millions of people – are being painted as violent extremists simply because they are Muslim.”Sobanou-Kou village reportedly had around 300 inhabitants, and the mayor, said the death toll could increase, amid reports that some 19 people are still missing.The Special Representative in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said he was “shocked and outraged” by the attack. “I strongly condemn this act of unspeakable barbarity”, he stated, adding that this “spiral of violence” underscores that there are no bad guys on one side and good on the other. “Everyone is responsible”, he stressed. “The situation has passed the threshold of tolerable, and it is time for the nation to wake up”, added the MINUSMA chief.As of Monday Morning, MINUSMA had coordinated its response in support of the Malian authorities and is mobilizing humanitarian assistance to the affected populations.Moreover, its security operations in central Mali are being redeployed to support the Malian Defense and Security Forces in securing and protecting the population. The UN mission also provided air assistance to help prevent further offenses. And MINUSMA is currently deploying a special human rights fact-finding mission to investigate and bolster the Malian authorities in their judicial investigations.Mr. Annadif indicated that MINUSMA stands ready to back the Government in any action that may alleviate the situation. The Secretary-General said he was “outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and many injured”, following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali, according to a statement issued by his Spokesperson.I am outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children, have been killed following an attack yesterday in central Mali. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Mali.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 10, 2019
Working Capital Scheme will secure up to £20bn of short term lending to companies with a turnover of up to £500m. The government will guarantee up to 50% of the value of loans. This scheme is subject to approval by the European Commission for EU State Aid Clearance and aims to be operational by 1 March 2009. SMMT welcomed the announcement and the indications that government was considering the specific support measures requested by the automotive industry. Commenting on the announcement, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: “These measures are a welcome step and we will be encouraging all qualifying companies to take advantage of them. Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme will secure up to £1.3bn of new bank loans to small firms with a turnover of up to £25m. Government will guarantee 75% of risk, leaving the bank with 25%. £75m Capital for Enterprise Fund will provide £50m from government, augmented by £25m from the banks, to be invested in small businesses which need equity. Companies may sell debt and hand over a share of the business in order to receive funds.Government hopes the initiative will allow banks to continue or resume lending to viable businesses that are having temporary cash flow difficulties, to cover working capital or new investment. Under the new plan, three types of credit guarantees are offered: “Access to finance and credit remains an issue for all companies in the motor industry and further measures are required to encourage responsible lending and kick-start demand for new vehicles. The extraordinary circumstances we currently face mean that further government support will be required to enable the automotive industry to take advantage of global economic growth when it returns.” Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today announced plans for guaranteed loans to small businesses to help them survive the economic downturn. The SME assistance facilities comprise new products provided by commercial banks and supplement government help announced in the pre-budget report. SMMT will be hosting the first in a series of Open Forums for motor industry manufacturing companies on Wednesday 28 January 2009, guiding delegates through the various funding opportunities now available to them. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said he is pleased that ministers have “listened to our repeated warnings about the scale and severity of the funding crisis”.He urged the Government not to delay, adding that “the crisis is now and extra funding is needed as soon as possible”.Luke Sibieta of the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that the package “represents a large increase in spending per pupil” which will return funding to the same level as it was in 2009-10. Gavin Williamson has urged schools to bring back the “Victorian spirit of ingenuity” to schools, as he urges teachers to talk about manufacturing in an “exciting” way. Schools should foster the “passion for invention” that was alive in Britain during the nineteenth century, according to the Education Secretary.Speaking while on a visit to Ridgeway Primary Academy in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, he said this was “an amazing era of creativity and industry moving forward so fast through new ideas and through science”.He went on: “We are always influenced by the work that we do. Having worked in manufacturing you are always inspired by it, whether it’s the design that goes into products, the production, the science, the technology.”Mr Williamson, who was managing director at a fireplace company in North Yorkshire before he became an MP, said that teachers should encourage children’s interest in manufacturing by speaking about it “in an incredibly passionate way and an incredibly exciting way”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “However, a 13-year period of no net growth in school spending per pupil, after inflation, still represents a significant squeeze on school budgets when considered in historical terms,” he added. Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said: “This comes nowhere close to meeting the Prime Minister’s pledge to reverse the Tories’ education cuts, let alone matching Labour’s plans to invest in a National Education Service.”Instead, it is yet another con trick by a politician who has shown time and again that you just can’t trust his promises.” He pointed out that since 2010, entries for DT have fallen by 65 per cent, dance by 46 per cent, drama by 29 per cent and music by 24 per cent.On Friday the Government announced that schools in England will be injected with a cash boost of £14 billion between now and 2020/23.Every secondary school will receive a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, while every primary school will get at least £4,000 from 2021/22.Teachers are also set for a pay rise, and ministers have pledged to give 1.5 billion a year has been pledged to fund additional pension costs.Downing Street said the investment delivers on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to increase school funding by £4.6 billion above inflation.Teaching unions welcomed the move while Labour labelled it a “con trick”. His comments follow criticism from Lord Kenneth Baker, the Education Secretary under Margaret Thatcher, that GCSE reforms have “squeezed out” technical and creative subjects from secondary schools.Lord Baker wrote to Mr Williamson earlier this month to complain about the “absolutely devastating” decline in entries for subjects such as design and technology (DT), drama, music and art.
THE IRISH GOVERNMENT will not be targeting bank deposits like Cyprus, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney told the Dáil today.He made the comment during Leaders’ Questions, when questioned on the issue by Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath.Last night, Cyprus MPs rejected a proposed €10 billion bailout deal in parliament, which would have meant a levy on bank deposits.Deputy McGrath said that the message that people will have received from the developments of the last few days “is that bank deposits are no longer sacrosanct in the eurozone”.He also said it was difficult to believe that given Ireland’s repeated insistence that corporate tax is a matter for each member state, that this Government would agree to a condition in the Cypriot bailout for that country to increase its corporate tax rate.“Can you give an absolute assurance to the Irish people that there are absolutely no circumstances… that our citizens will have their private savings targeted in the way Cypriot [people have]?” McGrath asked.Coveney said that “there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that what is happening currently in Cyprus is having any impact” in Ireland on financial markets, or on bank deposits here.He continued: Let me give an absolute guarantee on behalf of the government that under no circumstances will this government look to introduce a Cypriot-style levy on deposits in terms of raising money.He said he has spoken to the Finance Minister Michael Noonan about this, and that it is clear “from a government point of view that we will not be targeting bank deposits for any purpose as a government”.Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said that Cyprus had “sent out a very clear signal that they wouldn’t be pushed around” but that “the Irish government shouldn’t have signed up to this blackmail”.Read: Brussels: ‘It’s up to Cyprus to come up with a revised bailout deal’>
Ciaran Duffy (centre) with the rest of the ad’s cast. Source: YouTube screengrab UP-AND-COMING Irish footballer Ciaran Duffy first came to our attention when he featured on RTÉ’s The Saturday Night Show in 2012.The young Shamrock Rovers schoolboy, from Saggart in Dublin, appeared with Brendan O’Connor and former Ireland physio Mick Byrne to show off his eye-catching freestyle skills and now the 10-year-0ld is starring in a new World Cup ad for McDonald’s.Speaking to Ray D’Arcy on Today FM yesterday, Ciaran’s father Michael told how the YouTube videos of Ciaran which he uploads (and have attracted over six million views) had caught the eye of a production company in Hollywood.They arranged a Skype call, which went well and Ciaran was flown out to Rio de Janeiro for filming.Here’s the ad: Source: mcdonaldscorp/YouTubeHere’s our SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Team of the Week‘Next year is a big year for us’ – Delaney expects Irish crowds to return in 2015
PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target A raw “zombie” chicken appears to have crawled off a restaurant plate in a viral video and people are freaked out over the nauseating footage.The video, which was taken at an unknown dining establishment, has received 11 million views and 54,000 comments on Facebook so far, the New York Post reported. It’s likely that the raw piece of chicken was supposed to be cooked, since it was placed next to a small grill. The person filming the footage can be heard screaming in the background, as the “undead” meat appeared to have come back to life. There wasn’t an explanation for the moving piece of poultry, however, Facebook users’ comments suggested that the chicken’s movements were caused by nerve endings that were still alive. It’s possible that this meat was very fresh, since this doesn’t typically occur if the meat has been refrigerated or frozen for a long time.Other Facebook users were creeped out by the meat and expressed how they wouldn’t eat a meal if it appeared alive.“What the hell is that and why is it moving,” a Facebook user wrote in response to the video.“I don’t know but it’s making me not want any meat except a little fish or chicken wings!!! That sh*t scary to me,” another user replied.Someone else commented, “Don’t you just hate it when you have to chase your food round the room?”This isn’t the first freaky food incident that has gone viral online: In May, an octopus latched onto a vlogger’s face when she tried to eat it alive. The animal eventually let go of her face, however, she was crying after spotting a cut on her face from the animal’s “fight” response.More on Geek.com:Watch: Octopus ‘Fights’ Vlogger Who Tries to Eat It AliveStarbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber Eats Police Arrest Ice Cream Lickers Over Disgusting Prank
A local chaplain and part-time pastor at C3 Church Vancouver is accused of possessing child pornography.Randolph B. Warneke, 66, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.According to its website, Warneke is a chaplain, assistant director of operations and board member for Community Military Appreciation Committee, a civic nonprofit group that holds community events and recognizes and supports military families.He is an at-large pastor for C3 Church and serves as chaplain for Pointman Ministry and Veterans Victory Chapel. Warneke also serves as a chaplain and board member for the Korean War Veterans Association; vice chair and board member for Clark County Veterans Advisory Board; and a board member for CDM Services, according to CMAC’s website.Warneke allegedly sent an image via email in his Google account July 12, and Google identified it as child pornography and disabled his account. The image depicted two children, who appeared to be younger than 10, engaged in sexual acts, a probable cause affidavit states.The following day, Google contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the image and provided Warneke’s account information. The tip was later assigned to the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, court records show.
Congress leader Jeevan Reddy filed a petition in the High Court against the demolition of the secretariat in Telangana. He asked the court not to pass orders pertaining to the secretariat demolition. In 2016, Jeevan Reddy filed a plea in the court not to demolish the secretariat when the government proposed to build a new building in Erragadda. Reddy alleged that demolition of the secretariat for vastu alone will not make any sense. However, the then government Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy gave a report that the present secretariat will not be demolished. Recalling the assurance made by the advocate general, the petitioner’s counsel Satyam Reddy said that the government has changed its mind. The case is adjourned to June 28.
Infosys is continuing its work on developing a technology platform for the proposed goods and services tax (GST), even as the uncertainty persists over the tax reform’s passage in Parliament.Bengaluru-based Infosys had secured the contract to develop the technology framework for the GST for Rs 1,380 crore.Prakash Kumar, CEO of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), was in Bengaluru on Monday to assess the progress made on the project, The Economic Times reported, citing sources close to the developments.”From our end, the project is going ahead as per plans â€” the delay in the Bill getting passed has not stalled anything,” said an Infosys executive, adding: “If not this session, there’s every chance that the Bill will be passed in the next session. In such a scenario, the technology framework for the GST has to be ready. So, as of now, the project is still going ahead at full steam.” The Modi government was forced to delay the passage of GST bill “indefinitely”, after it failed to get support from Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha, where it does not have a majority. The government has now postponed the deadline for GST roll-out to 1 June from 1 April, 2016.But Kumar said the project is being carried out as planned.”We are already working on the IT framework,” he said. “It’s going on as planned. You don’t develop these kind of applications in one month, it takes time.”Infosys declined to comment on whether it is continuing with the project.”In case the government makes some changes, we’ll incorporate that. That’s the way it was planned,” said Kumar.”The three most important functionalities in the online system are registrations, returns and payments. We are closely monitoring the passage of the GST Bill and as of now aiming for the system to be ready by April-May 2016, with the key functionalities in place,” said Anurag Dua, director, government and public sector, at PwC.
id Software’s Tim Willits and John Carmack have spoken out on the almost-disastrous launch of the PC version of their latest creation, Rage. The blame has been squarely on video card drivers from AMD and Nvidia, saying the problems were “mostly out of our control.” The two also elaborated on some major decisions made early on in the development process that allowed for the PC version to falter while the console versions shined.Carmack, id’s lead programmer and the company’s rendering technology pioneer, admitted that driver problems at launch have “been a real cluster!@#$.” When the game launched, he actually expected that numerous customers would have problems with the game, including “all older AMD drivers” and “some Nvidia drivers.” Then, “the wrong driver got released” on launch day, which broke the game for a large number of customers. In short, Carmack revealed that while id expected the usual suite of issues on older or more exotic system setups, the team was disappointed by show-stopping problems on mainstream platforms.He also reflected on his ongoing discussions with both AMD (formerly ATI) and Nvidia. The company had worked especially hard with AMD in the months leading up to launch to ensure solid performance on their hardware, and even went so far as to make “significant internal changes” to the game engine to cater to AMD engineer requests. “We went back and forth” with custom code and modified drivers, Carmack added. In the end, Carmack said, “we were quite happy” with the final AMD performance, and the game was running well on the company’s in-house test systems.The problems may have been compounded by giving execution on PC a lower priority than the more solid Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. That was one part business decision and one part development decision.The PC is no longer “the leading platform for games,” Carmack revealed, anticipating dismay from some staunchly pro-PC gamers in the community. Despite the high-end PC’s greater power, id made the decision to target the game to consoles instead, citing consoles’ larger captive audience. While a powerful PC could have been the game’s target platform, that would have resulted in a subpar game on consoles. Instead, id deliberately chose to target the game at Xbox 360 and PS3 and leave something on the table for the PC platform.To that end, the company created an interesting development system that compiled the game for all three platforms at once. The system led to “incredibly solid and bug-free” 360 and PS3 versions of the game, according to design director Tim Willits.Willits concluded by promising that id is working with both AMD and Nvidia to fix various driver issues, and that the company itself has been promised by both chipmakers that “new drivers will be available soon.Read more at KotakuBlake’s OpinionIt would be easy for a layperson to think that it’s dark days for PC gaming when id, that long-time driver of PC gaming innovation, has released a game where the PC version is the worst from a technical standpoint. That’s the wrong way to look at it.The messy launch of Rage perhaps better illustrates how far along console gaming has come. PC gaming has never been a stranger to driver issues since the advent of discrete sound and video cards. (Or even modems – remember those?) But in this generation, console development gained the user-friendliness associated with PC game development and, as always, left the problem of driver incompatibilities in the dust.id has still innovated in development processes with Rage – like it does with every game – but it did so to deliver a rock-solid product that will sell the requisite zillions of copies on the blockbuster platforms where id’s business needs to be.
Risk taking is second nature to most entrepreneurs, but technology issues can make them turn cautious. Too often, business owners believe they don’t have the expertise or financial resources to take full advantage of technology. But by limiting their use of tech, they also limit their growth opportunities in our always-on, always-connected world.Turns out, many of these misgivings about tech may be based on misperceptions. Here are three common misconceptions that your business may need to move beyond to open new pathways for growth and innovation:1. Advanced security protection is too expensive and complicated for most small businesses.Your data is one of your company’s greatest assets, so investing in its security should be a top priority. The good news is that you don’t need a big IT budget because many security measures are free or inexpensive. In many cases, it doesn’t cost a penny extra to regularly download software updates, take advantage of your operating system’s encryption capabilities, enforce the use of strong passwords and use internet browsers with security features.One option is Tinfoil Security, which tests your website for vulnerabilities against virtual attacks. Costs start at $59 per month. Another solution to consider is having a portable, encrypted hard drive such as Western Digital’s My Book Essential, starting around $100 for up to 1.5 Terabytes of storage with automatic, continuous data backup and password protection.Related: Why You Might Need to Rethink Your Internet Security — Now2. Reaching more customers requires an in-house social media genius.You may not be able to afford a social media expert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use social networks to get the word out about your products and services. Many free, online tools can help you increase your visibility, reach more customers and monitor your social media presence.One of those tools is Brandify, which can help you assess the online strength of your brand. It can help identify simple actions you can take to reach more customers, such as claiming ownership of automatically generated profiles and updating business information in online directories. Brandify can notify you when customers interact with your brand via social networks. And if your company has no social media presence to speak of, it can help you determine the steps required to get started.Another is Monitter, which tracks Twitter mentions of your company, as well as your competition, in real-time for free. Keep this interface open on your Internet browser and you can remain in-the-know as to what people are saying about your product or service and how your competition fits into the picture.For managing multiple online social profiles for your business, try a social media dashboard such as Hootsuite. It offers a free version or a professional version ($9.99 per month) with advanced features such as managing unlimited social profiles and message scheduling.Related: 10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using3. Most small businesses can’t afford remote work arrangements.Advances in technology have enabled us to do our work from practically anywhere at any time. Yet, what many entrepreneurs may not know is that providing employees with remote capabilities can be affordable and even preferable to in-house work arrangements. Remote workers are often more productive and satisfied, plus they give business owners access to a larger talent pool.Thanks to the power of cloud computing and the wide range of software available over the Internet, you can cost effectively enable employees to work remotely, sometimes even eliminating the need for physical office space, networking infrastructure and an expensive lease.For instance, programs such as Microsoft Office 365 can give workers online access to a complete set of communication and collaboration tools for $6 per user, per month. And there’s Evernote, which offers a collection of applications to help store and organize information including webpages, photos and text notes. This can make it easier for remote workers to stay connected to the information they need the most, whenever and wherever they need it.Small businesses also can choose from a number of cloud-based solutions designed to make specific workplace tasks more efficient for mobile employees. San Francisco-based Xobni Pro ($45 per user, per year) can help workers develop and maintain their relationships with customers, peers and industry influencers. This cloud-based solution indexes all of your contacts –even those that aren’t in your address book but that you have interacted with over email, SMS or phone calls — through an application that’s available on any mobile operating system.Related: How Cloud Computing Saved My Business Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global July 23, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »
GAYSTARNEWS- A sea of red. | Photo: Anya Crittenton eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Disney releases pride ears for a little more gay pixie dust in lifeJack Whitehall receives backlash over Disney ‘gay man’ castingPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/disneyland-gay-days/ In reality, he simply started offering to help out and before he knew it, he became a Gay Days leader.New friends. From L to R: Danny, Kelly, Sam, Ryan, me, and Nima. | Photo: Anya CrittentonNima and I bonded over our love of Disney and its inherent inextricability from our identies. It’s why gathering at a place like Disneyland simply makes sense for so many in the community. It’s already a happy place — but when you walk around and see other people in red shirts donning rainbow pins, knowing you’re surrounded by a larger feeling.While talking, Nima compared Disneyland to Switzerland with a laugh.‘People from all walks of life in the community come here and we’re all bound by Disney.’It’s an inclusive WonderlandDuring the big weekend, things kick off on Friday night with the Wonderland party.The party is led by Danny and Kelly. They’ve been attending Gay Days for 10 years and want Wonderland to be a way to kick off the weekend where guests are in a happy place.The event draws performers like drag queen Alyssa Edwards and Trixie Mattel.Kelly as Alice with Alyssa Edwards. | Photo: Instagram @wonderlandgaydays‘At the beginning, people used to feel excluded,’ Danny said. Gay men made up a majority of the attendees. It’s one of the things he and Kelly are aware of — and want to remedy.‘We’ve been trying to encourage the whole community to come out for this,’ Danny continued. This includes inviting every person in the community to enjoy the event, including lesbians, transgender men and women, bisexuals, bears, and everyone else.I can’t wait to see what the future holds.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . After college, I worked at Walt Disney World in the Disney College Program for a year.It’s not an exaggeration that Disneyland truly is the Happiest Place on Earth for me. It’s always felt safe, inclusive, and like a rainbow-tinted fairy tale land.This only became more apparent when I attended my very first Gay Days event at the resort on Saturday (3 March). I found a whole new world.To all the queers who gather hereGay Days is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.Eddie Shapiro, author of Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks, and a leader of this event, told me he’s amazed at the growth.As the website states, the first event in 1998 attracted 2,500 people. Now, the big event in October, which runs Friday-Sunday, brings tens of thousands of guests donning red shirts.While it’s an unofficial event and not sponsored by Disney, Shapiro said the park has come to embrace it more.They offer hotel discounts to Gay Days guests and help block off the area in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle for a group photo.The delicious rainbow cake. | Photo: Anya CrittentonSaturday was only the Mini Gay Days event. It’s a single day, rather than a weekend, and only hundreds of people show up instead of 30,000. Still, I immediately noticed the way cast members (aka people who work for Disney) greeted all the red shirts (the uniform of being a Gay Day participant) with smiles and exuberance.As for the Gay Days attendees themselves, I felt very welcomed by them as we all instantly became friends and bonded over Disney rainbow cake. We laughed about the consequences of food dyes, our favorite attractions, and more.‘Disneyland is Switzerland’I spoke to Nima, a volunteer of Gay Days who has been attending the event for five years.When asked how he became a volunteer, he first joked: ‘I threw pixie dust in people’s eyes and took over.’ As a native Californian, Disneyland has been an intrinsic part of my life for all 26 years. My parents took me for the first time when I was a mere 18 months old.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This is Ivanka Trump, the same person who has previously tweeted: ‘I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.’Garlow also posed for photos with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, as well as Kellyanne Conway.Donald Trump reiterates anti-abortion stanceDuring the dinner last night, Donald Trump praised his own anti-abortion stance in a speech to the Evangelical leaders,He said in his speech: ‘I was the first President to stand in the [White House] Rose Garden to address the March for Life.’The March for Life is an annual rally in Washington protesting the practice and legality of abortion.The audience cheered raucously as Donald Trump’s showed his support for anti-abortion sentiment.They also cheered loudly for Trump’s pat on his own back about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Donald Trump also wrongly claimed he ‘stopped the Johnson Amendment’ – a piece of legislation brought in to threaten religious institutions with the loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views.Although it’s true he signed an Executive Order to overrule the amendment, he does not have the ‘constitutional authority’ to eliminate the law.Only Congress has the power to overturn the law.Watch Donald Trump’s full speech:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Ivanka Trump with pastor Jim Garlow. | Photo: Jim Garlow / Twitter GAYSTARNEWS- During a White House dinner with Evangelical leaders last night (27 August), Ivanka posed with Jim Garlow.Garlow is a Senior Pastor at Skyline Church in San Diego, California.He’s previously said: ‘If I were Satan, I would want to destroy on the earth the image of God. This is why marriage is such a hotbed issue. It’s more than just the issue of homosexuality. It’s much more than that.‘They want to destroy the very image of God upon the planet. This is a demonic happening in our midst,’ he said.Garlow also previously said: ‘So if I were Satan, if I were the Devil, I’d want to destroy the imagery of male and female coming together with light and joy, covenantal marriage on Earth.’And this: ‘We have an enormous storm coming at us in homosexual marriage, unlike anything we’ve ever faced. Abortion was not this way – as horrible as abortion is – but this is the first social issue that, if we lose on, the Gospel is crushed under foot.’Nevertheless, both Ivanka and Jarod Trump smiled along in a photo with Garlow. California pastor claims Satan is behind gays getting marriedTrump held a prayer in the Oval Office with the most homophobic of the religious rightSia refused a to take a photo with Trump for her queer and Mexican fansRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/ivanka-trump-jim-garlow/ Ivanka Trump posed with a pastor who believes same-sex marriage is demonic and the work of the devil. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)
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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more News | August 13, 2010 VA Awards Signs Eight-Year Contract for CR X-Ray Systems Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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For more information: www.icrcompany.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Descriptive Analytics Pertaining to the product landscape of the healthcare analytics market, descriptive analytics led the industry by accounting for more than 55 percent of the overall revenue contribution in 2016 and will exhibit a CAGR of more than 11 percent over the period of 2017 to 2024.The notable growth tactics adopted by leading industry players include strategic partnerships, acquisitions, collaborations and product differentiation to expand their business across the globe over the years ahead. Reference:https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/healthcare-analytics-market. Accessed Sept. 22, 2017. Shikha Sinha currently manages the content development at Global Market Insights, Inc. An electrical and electronics engineer by education, she has prior experience in content and technology writing, content marketing, market research and business development domains. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Prescriptive Analytics The prescriptive analytics product segment of the healthcare analytics industry will record an annual growth rate of 14 percent over the coming years of 2017 to 2024, primarily driven by the ability of the product to provide the best possible outcomes and suggest effective ways to combat the aftereffects of these outcomes on overall business metrics. Industry giants have been investing heavily to reduce the complexity of prescriptive analytics. Noteworthy participants in the healthcare analytics market are OptumHealth, IBM, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Change Healthcare (formerly McKesson Corp.), Inovalon, Cerner Corp., Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., Athenahealth, Tenet Healthcare Corp., Health Catalyst, Evolent Health, GE Healthcare and Influence Health.The healthcare analytics market share from clinics will surpass a revenue collection of $2 billion by 2024 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 13 percent over the coming seven years. Growing adoption of primary care analytics will help to reduce the total expenditure on healthcare data and enhance healthcare services, which will suitably augment the industry growth.Financial management covered more than 30 percent of the revenue share in the application segment of the healthcare analytics market and will generate a revenue of more than $5.5 billion by 2024. This product offers benefits in terms of cost effectiveness and helps to retain qualitative healthcare data of patients. The ability of the product to reduce financial fraud will also influence the healthcare analytics industry value notably. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Information Technology | October 04, 2017 | By Shikha Sinha Market Growth in Healthcare Analytics The market has a predicted growth of over 12 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2024 The healthcare analytics market is witnessing a phenomenon of sorts, with an increasing number of remote consultations and monitoring practices across the globe. The surging adoption of smartphones and tablets will favorably attribute the product demand across a myriad of medical application arenas such as financial, clinical and operations management. Growing emergence of electronic devices in the medical sector to maintain electronic records of patients will stimulate the healthcare analytics industry. Additionally, the penetration of the internet of things (IoT) and emerging software-based technological developments will contribute significantly toward the industry growth. As per the report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “The healthcare analytics market, having had a revenue of $5.5 billion in 2016, will collect a significant revenue of more than $16 billion with an annual growth rate exceeding 12 percent over the period of 2017 to 2024.”The United States dominated the North American healthcare analytics market in 2016 by contributing to more than 90 percent of the total regional revenue share. The growth can be attributed to an increasing acceptance of electronic-based health record systems across the healthcare sector. Moreover, adoption of advanced technology and the existence of a high-grade healthcare infrastructure will also stimulate the product demand. The U.S. houses most of the key industry players contributing to global business growth, which is a crucial factor impacting regional healthcare analytics market share.Hospitals dominated the end user segment of the healthcare analytics market by accounting for about 70 percent total revenue share in 2016, and will generate considerable revenue by 2024, growing at an annual growth rate of more than 12 percent over the period of 2017 to 2024. The implementation of analytics software in hospitals will help to reduce fraud and errors in payments, provide efficient patient-physician coordination and minimize the total administrative cost.The Japanese healthcare analytics market was valued at more than $240 million in 2016 and will record a steep growth rate of 12 percent over the coming years of 2017 to 2024. Favorable initiatives undertaken to control the increasing medical costs along with the availability of advanced healthcare IT services will contribute toward the regional industry growth. Of late, most of the hospitals across Japan are implementing prescriptive and predictive analytics. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Read the article “Analytics: The Next Big Health IT Undertaking.” News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more