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Delhis Services dept issues directions on implementation of 10 quota for EWS

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi government’s Services department has issued directions for implementation of 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections in all direct recruitment effective from February 1 this year. In January, ahead of Lok Sabha polls the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared 10 percent quota in education and government jobs to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), a key demand of upper castes. In a circular of Services department, dated May 28, issued by deputy Secretary (services) Biju Raj on behalf of the competent authority (Lieutenant- Governor), all the departments and other bodies of the Delhi government have been asked for compliance of the quota provision. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”This is for compliance by all the departments, Corporations, Boards, Public Sector Units and Autonomous Bodies of Government of National Capital Territory (GNCTD) of Delhi,” the circular said. The office of Lt Governor presently exercises jurisdiction over the Services department. The dispute between the Lieutenant -Governor office and ruling Aam Aadmi Party dispensation, on control over Services matter in Delhi, is sub-judice. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had supported 10 percent reservation to EWS after the Modi government announced it in January and sought Constitutional amendment for its implementation. He had asked the Modi government to extend the Parliament session for passing a Constitutional Amendment Bill in this regard, saying AAP will support it.last_img read more

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Bombardier signs deal with Mercitalia Rail for 40 locomotives and maintenance

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Transportation has signed a deal with Mercitalia Rail, a major freight rail operator in Italy, for 40 locomotives and 16 years of fleet maintenance.Based on the list price, the contract is valued at approximately C$316.8 million.The deal includes options for up to 20 additional locomotives and maintenance services, as well as an option for additional eight years of maintenance for the whole fleet.Delivery is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2018.Bombardier Transportation is the rail division of Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B).last_img

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Bhim Army chief says will fight against PM Modi in Varanasi

first_imgNew Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday addressed a rally with BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s sister and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi seat, a move that is likely to upset the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.The Bhim Army, which has been trying to mobilise Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, also told PTI that it will field a candidate against Union minister Smriti Irani and “wherever there’s a need of a strong nominee against the BJP”. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!At the rally organised to mark the 85th birth anniversary of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram, Chandrashekhar said he would ensure that PM Modi is not re-elected to the Lok Sabha from Varanasi. “I will challenge Narendra Modi in Varanasi… to protect the Constitution and the rights of Dalits. I do not want to become an MP or MLA. Had that been the case, I would have chosen a reserved seat,” he said. “After the prime minister came to know that we are going to challenge him in Varanasi, he started washing the feet of sanitation workers in Allahabad,” the Bhim Army chief said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe BJP is yet to announce the constituency from where Modi will contest the upcoming election. Chandrashekhar alleged that the Narendra Modi government’s decision to give 10 per cent quota to the general category poor is an attack on the Constitution and is aimed at serving the BJP’s interests. Recalling that Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment in Parliament that Modi should become prime minister again, he asked Akhilesh Yadav to answer if his party will protect the rights of Dalits if they voted for it. The Dalit leader also said the SP-BSP alliance should “send (Kanshi Ram’s sister) Swarn Kaur to Parliament”. Bhim Army Vice President Manjeet Nautiyal told PTI that they will field a candidate against Irani and “also on the seats where the SP-BSP alliance is not strong enough to defeat the BJP”. Asked if the Dalit group will support the Congress, he said the Rahul Gandhi-led party did not fight for Dalits for the last 70 years.last_img read more

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Chinese navy launches 2 new guided missile destroyers

first_imgBeijing: China, which is developing its navy at a feverish pace, has commissioned two more guided missile destroyers taking the total of such warships to 20 with more in the pipeline, state-media reported on Monday. Two Type 052D guided missile destroyers were launched last Friday in Dalian, a coastal city, state-run Global Times reported. Their commissioning marked the 19th and 20th of launches of their kind, the report said and quoted Chinese analysts as saying that plans are afoot to build more guided missile destroyers. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportChina now has 20 Type 052Ds either in active service or being fitted out for service soon, the report said. Destroyers are fast, highly manoeuvrable long distance warships which are also used to accompany the aircraft carriers. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) last month celebrated its 70th anniversary in which Indian naval ships, including the indigenously developed missile destroyer, INS Kolkata along with tanker INS Shakti took part in the fleet review held at Qingdao. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe PLAN is currently regarded as the world’s fastest growing navy with new vessels being added to the fleet on a monthly basis. While it has one aircraft carrier, the Liaoning which was commissioned in 2012, its second indigenously built aircraft carrier is currently undergoing trials and a third one is being built at a feverish pace. China plans to acquire about five to six aircraft carriers in the coming years, according to reports in the official media. As part of the new military doctrine advocated by President Xi Jinping, the 2.3 million-strong Chinese military, the largest in the world, has cut down the size of its army by three lakhs in the last few years and expanded its navy and air force manifold to enhance its global influence. The Chinese navy for the first time in its history has logistic bases in Djibouti in the Indian Ocean and is developing Pakistan’s Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea. China also has acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in a debt swap for 99 years.last_img read more

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Suncor still opposed to Alberta oil cuts despite slightly positive Q1 impact

Companies in this story: (TSX:SU, TSX:IMO, TSX:CVE)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. remains a foe of the Alberta government-ordered oil production curtailments, but new CEO Mark Little says the program was actually “slightly positive” for the company’s financial results in the first quarter.The Calgary-based oilsands producer and refining giant says net income for the first three months of the year beat analyst expectations thanks to higher oil prices, record downstream results, growing oilsands production and a $264-million after-tax insurance gain on its assets in Libya.Little, who takes over as chief executive from Steve Williams at the company’s annual meeting today, says the results show the value of Suncor’s integrated business model and extensive pipeline contracts at a time of turmoil in the industry.Alberta’s decision to impose quotas on its biggest oil producers was designed to free up pipeline space and draw down crude storage after price discounts on western Canadian oil spiked last autumn.The move was welcomed by oilsands producers like Cenovus Energy Inc., but opposed by rivals such as Imperial Oil Ltd., which noted that crude-by-rail exports plunged in February — which means export capacity was actually reduced.Suncor says its average realized price rose to $62.92 per barrel for bitumen from its Fort Hills oilsands mine in the first quarter, up from $30.57 in the fourth quarter of 2018, as oil price discounts eased.The company reported net earnings of $1.47 billion or 93 cents per share in the three months ended March 31, up from $789 million or 48 cents in the same period of 2018. read more

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Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9942Brazil real 0.3959China renminbi 0.1853Euro 1.4592Hong Kong dollar 0.160177India rupee 0.01943Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01121Malaysia ringgit 0.2921Mexico peso 0.07047N.Z. dollar 0.9289Norway krone 0.1569Peruvian new sol 0.3851Russia rouble 0.02085Saudi riyal 0.3335Singapore dollar 0.9190South Africa rand 0.09593South Korean won 0.001119Sweden krona 0.1526Switzerland franc 1.3179Taiwanese dollar 0.04123Thailand baht 0.03738Turkey lira 0.3509U.K. pound 1.6319U.S. dollar 1.2507Vietnam dong 0.000055

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Agriculture Min commits 64 million for Canadian beef promotion abroad

Agriculture Min. commits $6.4 million for Canadian beef promotion abroad CALGARY – Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay says the government has committed up to $6.4 million over three years to help promote Canadian beef abroad.Speaking in Calgary Wednesday, MacAulay said the investment will help strengthen the Canadian beef brand globally and lead to greater returns for farmers.The government says the strategic initiative will support a three-year plan to promote and develop markets for Canadian beef in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.The funding announcement comes after Canada recently reopened or expanded export markets after the fallout from a mad-cow disease scare in 2003.Earlier this month Taiwan lifted its ban on Canadian beef, while, in June, Mexico committed to lifting a restriction on cattle over 30 months later this year.In 2015, the Canadian beef industry exported $2.2-billion worth of meat to 58 countries. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 20, 2016 12:48 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 20 January 2012

DOWNLOAD1. Government commits to ultra-low carbon cars and vans2. Government and industry map path to hydrogen vehicle future3. Record exports drive UK manufacturing growth in 20114. Government launch consultation on statutory register of lobbyists5. Business Secretary praises Talent Retention Solution service6. Green bus fund in Scotland gets additional £2m boost7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Weba Chute Systems transfers Canada distribution rights to FWS Bulk Material Handling

first_imgWeba Chute Systems’ global expansion is continuing with the appointment of FWS Bulk Material Handling as the official distributor of its technology in Canada.The signing of this latest licence agreement comes only a few months after the chute system specialist signed up Somex as a licensee in Russia.Mark Baller, Managing Director of Weba Chute Systems, says the synergy between the two companies bodes well for a successful long-term partnership.“FWS Bulk Material Handling has an equitable track record with its teams spread across western Canada, and the extensive design-build experience within the company as well the knowledge of project execution across a broad range of industries played a major role in our decision to enter into a formal agreement,” Baller says.Weba has previously supplied its custom engineered chute systems to the North American market where these have been used in the power generation and mining sectors. Baller says, while the company has a sound understanding of the needs of this region, it is also looking forward to working closely with FWS Bulk Material Handling in servicing other sectors including agriculture, bulk storage and export terminals, food processing and railways.He says: “Our transfer points are definitely not off-the-shelf products and, while anyone can do the basics when it come to the technical side of designing a transfer chute, it is not an exact science and there is simply no single solution for materials transfer.”Weba Chute Systems has more than 4,500 transfer point systems successfully operating in countries across the world. The company has a comprehensively equipped manufacturing facility at its South African based head office, and this is underpinned by its team of skilled and competent engineers, it says.last_img read more

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Childcare court case worries Families cheekbyjowl with prisoners and a huge volume

first_imgThis is exacerbated when family law and child care take place on the same day as crime and civil matters, as the volume of people is greater and family law litigants are cheek-by-jowl with prisoners in handcuffs awaiting criminal proceedings. https://jrnl.ie/4533899 Most districts have only one judge to deal with sometimes enormous lists, which include criminal and civil matters as well as large volumes of private family law.“In a quarter of the courts we attended, child care was included in general lists, meaning that vulnerable families had to attend court along with those accused of crime. Physical conditions in the different courts also varied widely.In some courts, there were no ramps or lifts, so that access for children’s buggies was difficult. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland In some of the smaller courts there is no waiting area at all, and litigants, along with their lawyers, have to wait in cramped hall-ways, sit on stairs, stand outside the court or wait in nearby hotels.  Mar 11th 2019, 6:16 AM Child Witness Room in the Courts of Criminal Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Child Witness Room in the Courts of Criminal Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin. In only a minority of courthouses are there separate areas where family law is dealt with, along with an adequate number of consulting rooms. PRIVACY AND CAPACITY are among the concerns that the courts face in handling family law cases, a report has said,and suggested a dedicated Family Court.The Child Care Law Reporting Project, led by Dr Carol Coulter, was published today.One of the “most striking” issues that the report highlights is the volume of cases dealt with by certain courts, and the difficulties this posed both for the judges attempting to deal with childcare cases. 12,012 Views For example, in one court on one day, where there is just one sitting judge, there were 139 cases listed, consisting of crime, general civil law, family law and child care.“In another District, the judge can have over 120 cases listed on family law days.”Another serious problem, which is related to the overcrowding issue, is privacy.Under the in camera rule (meaning only those involved in the legal process can attend, and media and members of the public cannot), all family law proceedings including child care, must be confidential to the parties and their lawyers. “Yet in many courts privacy can be limited, with all litigants and witnesses milling around in large open areas outside the courtrooms, often discussing their cases here with their lawyers. 5 Comments Monday 11 Mar 2019, 6:15 AM Short URL There are 64 judges on the District Court; 44 judges are assigned to a location and 20 are “moveable” judges, who can be called in to any district to assist with lengthy or complex cases. Dr Coulter explained that “it is clear from the above review of all the districts that in some of them the courts are severely over-worked, which cannot but have an effect on how child care proceedings are dealt with. Basic comforts, like water dispensers and vending machines for beverages and snacks, are the exception rather than the rule. In a few courts the acoustics were poor.A total of 292 child care cases were dealt with in the 35 courts attended, an average of 8.3 per day, three-quarters of them in other lists along with other cases.Of the 292 cases, 156 (53.5%) were extensions of interim care orders. Forty-six (16%) were reviews of care orders, with the other cases involving initial interim care orders, access matters, appointments of guardians ad litem, extensions of care orders, supervision orders, lifting the in camera rule, a child returning from the UK or requiring detention, and after-care plans. Fifty-one cases (17.5%) were adjourned. LISTEN: #CCLRP Director @CarolCoulter17 talks to @morningireland Brian Dobson on our latest report, an overview of how District Courts around #Ireland manage sensitive #child #care proceedings https://t.co/LMQiBAmQdO pic.twitter.com/Pa03ehGS57— Child Care Law Reporting Project (@ChildLawProject) March 11, 2019 Source: Child Care Law Reporting Project/Twitter Share15 Tweet Email Childcare court case worries: Families ‘cheek-by-jowl’ with prisoners, and a huge volume of cases In one court on one day, with just one judge, there were 139 cases listed, consisting of crime, general civil law, and child care. Even where child care is included in family law lists, there can be a danger of tense and aggressive scenes around the court, especially where there are allegations of domestic violence. “Specialist family courts, with specially trained judges and court staff, in a number of venues around the country, would mean that what are often vulnerable families could have their cases dealt with sensitively in a suitable environment, where their privacy would be assured.” By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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RIP Mihalis Tsounis

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The sad news of Mihalis Tsounis’ passing, although not unexpected, is nonetheless shattering. Mihalis has been my lifelong dearest friend, and my closest comrade. We have shared so much together and we did even more, mainly through political and community organisations and movements we both belonged to with so many others. Too many instances to recall, of family, social and above all political activities, from the manifesto for the teaching of Greek and other community languages to policies for the Australian Socialist movement, the Greek-Australian left, and class multiculturalism. I join the family grief in losing a father, husband, grandfather, friend and comrade to so many people all over Australia and beyond. Yet I am sure we celebrate at the same time the life of a man of unparalleled kindness, generosity and commitment to the highest human ideals of socialism and communism. He was a major and often leading contributor to policies and endless campaigns for a better world, for a strong, united and fighting working class and labour movement, especially through the Communist Party of Australia, for democratic and progressive policies and structures in the Greek Australian Communities, its workers organisations like Platon and Democritus, his beloved Adelaide Greek Community and the fundamentals of Koinotikos Thesmos. He was a pioneer of multiculturalism and the rights of ethnic communities, the doyen of Greek Australian historians. Mihalis’ academic, political and community work feature prominently in the annals of the Australian Labour Movement and its very large and influential Greek Australian section. Mihalis, for over 70 years has been at the centre of what has been best in humanity’s struggles and vision for a world without exploitation of “man” by “man”, and nature by “men”. He lived to see and enjoy so much in his own family successes and developments, as he did the historic social and scientific revolutions of the last century with all the pains of retreats and mistakes of this, our cause, but he never doubted the values and necessity of the socialist projects, and its ultimate triumph over the unjust, immoral and crisis-ridden capitalist system. Much more deserves and needs to be said and written about this humble giant of humanity. And it will be. We know Mihalis will be deeply missed by his immediate family and all of us who came to know and work and socialise with him. And we can say how proudly, emotionally and uniquely privileged we have been to be his family, comrades and fellow human beings. A rebel song, that his Icarian mother used to sing – Mavra korakia me nihia gapsa pesane pano stin ergatia – will be such a fitting farewell, along with the International. Mihalis Tsounis passed away on Friday 26 of October in Adelaide, aged 87, surrounded by his immediate and very extended family.last_img read more

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HACCI Excellence Awards Ball

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) invites you to attend the 2014 HACCI Excellence Awards Gala Ball. HACCI Excellence Awards will be given in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Business Excellence, Professional Excellence, Young Achievement and Community Service. Tickets are $220 per person. Dress code: black tie and evening dress. When: Friday 14 November, 7.00 pm till midnight Where: Grand Hyatt, Savoy Ballroom, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne For more information and to RSVP, rsvp@hacci.com.au or call 03 9602 2977last_img

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Une maternelle écologique au Japon lécole Otonoha

first_imgUne maternelle écologique au Japon, l’école OtonohaConçu par UZU Architects, le bâtiment de l’école maternelle Otonoha possède un design efficace et intelligent, qui ouvre les pièces sur l’extérieur tout en offrant un grand espace de jeu.Cette maternelle a été construite à Ibaraki près d’Osaka au Japon. L’école offre un étage large et ouvert qui peut se transformer grâce à un système complexe de cloisons amovibles. Ce bâtiment profite un maximum de l’éclairage naturel et des ressources naturelles comme l’énergie solaire. Occupant une surface de 1.000 mètres carrés, la maternelle se présente comme un environnement vert. Elle possède un patio extérieur et un bâtiment ouvert sur le monde. Ainsi, en plus du toit, elle est agrémentée de nombreuses fenêtres qui donnent sur un extérieur toujours ensoleillé. À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauCes innovations sont ramenées au même plan pour être d’un accès facile aux enfants, sensibilisés à la protection de l’environnement. Un peu plus loin, le terrain de l’école cède la place à des champs de riz installés là depuis des générations.Découvrez cette école maternelle écologique en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/%e9cologie/une-ecole-maternelle-ecologique-au-japon_art10312.htmlLe 14 novembre 2010 à 21:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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POST COMMONWEALTH BEACH OLYMPICS

POST COMMONWEALTH BEACH OLYMPICS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks & Caicos Islands, 14 Oct 2014 (TCIG Press Release)- Organizers of the 10th Annual Commonwealth Games Beach Olympics were not disappointed this weekend as their event saw hundreds of children accompanied by their parents gathered at Governor’s Beach for a day of fun, sports and competition. There was not a dull moment as various sports were going on at one time or another. We saw the swimming competition taking off with children of all ages, some came to just learn how to swim. The Facilitators from Ocean Academy and Big Blue out of Providenciales truly worked the Swimmers that they never wanted to leave the water. It was a sight to behold as the Beach came alive with action, excitement, and colour as the 4 zones showed up in their zoning colors: Red, Orange, Green and Purple or just anything colourful. Everyone came out to represent and ensure their Zone would walk away with the winning Trophy and title of Best Sporting Zone in Grand Turk.There were various sports being played: Volleyball, Rugby, Swimming, Horse Back Riding, Cultural Games, Weightlifting and a new sport was also introduced, Boules that showed adults and children taking great interest in.However, at the end of the day once the points were tallied in all sports, it was South Back Salina, the Orange Team that came out as the Best Sporting Zone in Grand Turk. In the Volleyball Competition it was the Turks and Caicos Community College walking away with the Trophy and cash prize. The Strong Woman Contest went to Rose-Anna Henry, and the Strong Man went to Ronald Parker. The Horse Race was won by Josh Smith whilst many other children won in their sports with medals and prizes.The President of the CGA, said she was very pleased with the outcome and thanked all those companies that partnered with the CGA, comprising of Kia Motors for sponsoring the T-Shirts, Chloe and Ben of Big Blue and Greg Doolittle of Ocean Academy out of Providenciales for giving of their time and working with the swimmers so diligently, Grand Turk Liquors, Palm Grove Variety Store, Rosa’s Variety Store, Walter Gardiner, Wally’s Restaurant, Cee’s Food Store, Do It Center, Jack Shack and Bohio Resort. Thanks also to the Zone Leaders and volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedule and assisting with this event. It is remarkable that we can give of our time to ensure that our Youths are being empowered through sports and healthy living. END Related Items:big blue, Cee’s Food Store, cga, Commonwealth Games Beach Olympics, Do It Center, Grand Turk Liquors, Jack Shack and Bohio Resort, ocean academy, Palm Grove Variety Store, Rosa’s Variety Store, Wally’s Restaurant, Walter Gardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Zero new HIV/AIDS cases not ambitious say TCI Prevention Unit Recommended for you Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIB See Vendor Expo & New Showroom at Provo Do it Center on Saturdaylast_img read more

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Motorolas 5G phone may be a first but a foldable Razr is

first_img5:38 Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact Can Motorola’s Razr top Galaxy Fold by going smaller? See It 15 Sprint 2:13 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) The Moto Z3 is here, but not the best way to do 5G Let’s get one thing straight. I was able to see fast speeds with the 5G Moto Mod when I stood directly beneath Verizon’s 5G node in downtown Chicago, where I tested the carrier’s day-old 5G network.”We’ve seen reports with some really good speeds and certainly we’ve seen good speeds in our user trials as well,” said Doug Michau, Motorola’s head of product operations for North America when we spoke over the phone. Her’s right. This Moto Z3 was able to pull down blazing-fast speeds upward of 600Mbps in my tests.Read: Verizon defends its 5G network’s rocky start, throws shade at AT&T and T-Mobile “We still believe that the Mod is the best platform,” Michau said. moto-z3-verizon-5g-1See how the “fin” pops up over the phone edge? Not very svelte. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Here’s where I disagree. Although the getup works, it’s kludgy at best. The 5G Moto Mod is thick and heavy. You attach it magnetically and pins shuffle information and the data connection from the Mod, which has a Snapdragon 855 processor and a X50 modem that makes 5G possible, to the phone.The 5G Mod is also unnecessary. 5G modems that connect to the network can already go into phones, in a much more seamless way that doesn’t create inconvenient bulk. Take, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and a host of other 5G phones. Not a single Mod in sight.That’s not how Moto sees it. For the phone-maker, the 5G Moto Mod was a smart opportunity to partner once again with Verizon, the largest US carrier. Because what good is a new 5G network if there’s no phone to use it? It’s a fair point, and yet…moto-z3-5gmod-3You can see the oblong infrared sensor just to the right of the camera array. Derek Poore/CNET The 5G Moto Mod’s fatal flaw: Its batteryAs bulky as the Moto Mod is, it did feel securely attached to the Moto Z3, which is a perfectly serviceable midrange handset in its own right. The Achilles’ heel I accidentally and unwittingly discovered came at the end of a long day of testing. I had just arrived at a 5G node blocks away from the historic Chicago Theater, but whatever I tried, I couldn’t get any signal: cycling airplane mode multiple times, reattaching the Mod, even rebooting the phone.It wasn’t until I got back to my hotel that I realized the Moto Mod was out of juice. Michau confirmed that the 5G Mod, which comes with its own 2,000mAh battery, won’t charge your phone or accept charge from it. It has its own USB-C charging port, and, apart from sharing signal, operates independently from the Moto Z3.This limitation makes a certain amount of sense. If your Moto Mod battery dies before your Moto Z3, you can still use the phone on 4G, but then you’re carting around some hefty dead weight. Michau says the intent is for the Mod’s battery to last all day, though streaming over 5G all day will take a battery toll.That wouldn’t be so bad if there had been a better way to clearly see the Moto Mod’s battery meter right on the phone screen. The alert you get in your notification stream can easily get lost.I will give Motorola kudos for a clever design element that places four infrared sensors near four antennas. If your finger covers one, a different antenna will pick up the signal.moto-z3-5gmod-1With its own battery source, the Moto Mod is quite the hefty attachment. Derek Poore/CNET Saving grace: Affordable 5G todayIf the Z3 and Moto Mod have one redeeming quality, it’s the price. Although you’re buying two devices instead of one, the total overall cost of ownership will come in at lower than a flagship phone, like the Galaxy S10 5G. Although Samsung hasn’t announced pricing for its 5G model, it’s more advanced than the S10 Plus, which costs $1,000 and uses 4G.Meanwhile, the Moto Z3 is on sale for $240 (down from $480), while the 5G Moto Mod is discounted at $200 (usually $350). So, not counting the $10 monthly surplus for Verizon’s 5G network, the total “phone” cost is $440. Even the full retail cost, $830, is likely to come in at least $300 under the premium Galaxy S10 5G. However, I have a feeling the Moto Z3’s prices will remain lower rather than higher.  Now playing: Watch this: Tags Best Buy But buying a 5G phone now isn’t very practical. Network roll-out will take time and only work in select neighborhoods for now. The Qualcomm chip is already outdated. Last month, Qualcomm announced a slimmer chip that will make phones slimmer as well. It’s unlikely the Mod will make the cut. For me, the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod is an empty “win” that will quickly become overshadowed by other 5G phones that enter the market, even more affordable ones.  Assuming the rumors are true, that’s Motorola’s best real opportunity to make a name for itself — at any speed. Originally published April 7 at 4 a.m. PT. News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode Share your voice Unfortunately, it’s the foldable phone, not the 5G first, that will revel in all the attention. I would know because the Moto Z3, 5G Mod and I were inseparable for six hours last week as I tested Verizon’s newborn 5G network in downtown Chicago. Throughout the day, the Moto Z3 and Mod hitched a ride in my purse, or protruded from my coat pocket, its thick “fin” a beacon drawing down the 5G signal from above. Although it worked, the Moto Mod’s cumbersome magnetic attachment isn’t the way you want to use 5G. Nobody’s publicly seen the rumored foldable Razr design, which is said to fold into a petite body, but it already sounds like a more cohesive design.Foldable Motorola Razr could make a big impression Unlike tablet-size foldable devices that you can origami into a smaller package, the design schematics we’ve seen for the foldable Razr appear to be much simpler. This looks like a tall, narrow flip phone of yore– like the original Motorola Razr from 2004, in fact — that folds and unfolds without separating the screen into two pieces. It’s expected there will be a display on the outside as well as the larger internal screen.moto-razr-conceptoA concept design for the foldable Motorola Razr. Waqar Khan/YouTube The leaks we’ve seen so far suggest that Motorola is also giving the foldable design a refresh for 2019. Rumors point to that exterior screen doubling as a track pad, and suggest that Google Assistant will play a big role, even possibly invoking the software sidekick when the phone’s closed.Since the interior screen could actually be about the same size as your current phone’s display — under 7 or 8 inches, at least — using Android could also be much simpler than on the Galaxy Fold or Mate X, designs that have prompted Google to tinker with Android Pie so it will seamlessly switch between screens and support up to three different apps at once.If the larger, more complicated foldables wind up having teething pains, the foldable Moto Razr could get the upper edge. The same, too, goes for price. Smaller foldable phones are expected to command more modest sums. When you’re looking at $2,000 and above on the high end, cheaper foldables may be far easier to swallow. Read: Forget the Galaxy Fold and Mate X: Motorola’s new Razr could be the foldable phone to beat Now playing: Watch this: $999 $833center_img How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Now playing: Watch this: The Moto Z3’s Mod is what brings it 5G power. Derek Poore/CNET Motorola can boast about making the first commercial phone running on a live 5G network, but I’d bet money that its rumored foldable update to the iconic Razr phone will leave the most lasting mark. Both are key devices in 2019’s mobile story, a landscape that’s in the midst of tremendous evolution. 5G is the next-generation data network poised to bring us tremendous speeds and open up a world of activities that haven’t before been possible on our phones. Foldable devices such as the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X seek to deliver a larger screen in a much smaller package, with displays that actually fold on themselves without leaving an unsightly border between two separate screens. And yes, 5G and foldable phones can (and will) intersect. So Motorola technically has two potential wins on its hands: There’s the Moto Z3 with its separate 5G Moto Mod that’s a real, affordable phone you can buy for a real 5G network. And then there’s the revamped Motorola Razr, which is surrounded by a cloud of rumor and speculation.  $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 8:24 Abt Electronics So retro: Designing the original Motorola Razr See It Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus See it See It Comments We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Foldable Phones 5G AT&T Motorola Samsung T-Mobile Verizonlast_img read more

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Voters renew Juneau sales tax add extra 3 for marijuana

first_img(Creative Commons photo by Laura Thorne)Shoppers in Juneau will continue to pay the same sales tax rates, for now. Local voters chose to renew the city’s 3 percent temporary sales tax through Proposition 2 in Tuesday night’s municipal election by a 3-1 margin, but shot down another question that asked to make it permanent.Voters have renewed the temporary sales tax every four or five years since 1983, according to the city’s voter information pamphlet. City Manager Rorie Watt says it brings in about $25 million every year.“So we use the sales tax for police, fire, road maintenance, libraries, parks and rec, city manager, everything,” Watt said.The temporary sales tax is set to expire in 2022 if it’s not renewed again. The 3 percent is part of the city’s overall sales tax rate of 5 percent; there’s also a permanent 1 percent tax and another temporary 1 percent that is used for special projects, such as the Mendenhall Valley Library, building maintenance and sewer expansion. The 1 percent temporary tax is set to expire in 2018.Voters also overwhelmingly backed a special 3 percent sales tax on marijuana products through Proposition 1. This brings the total marijuana tax to 8 percent — the same rate as alcohol. City staff forecast that the 3 percent increase will bring in an extra $65,000 to $175,000 a year. The money will go into the city’s general fund.last_img read more

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Waller County Judge Okays Prohibiting Guns In Courthouse Texas AG Disagrees

Waller County Judge Okays Prohibiting Guns In Courthouse Texas AG Disagrees

first_img X 00:00 /01:03 Listen The District Court ruling finds that it is legal to prohibit guns and weapons in courthouse buildings in Waller County. Elton Mathis,  District Attorney there, explains: “It doesn’t matter if there’s only one court in the building. There are no guns in that building regardless of what other offices are in that building.” Under the state’s open carry law, a licensed gun owner sued Waller County saying that he should be allowed to bring weapons into a courthouse building or court office.Mathis says, however, that this new opinion doesn’t have any binding on any other part of the state: “Unfortunately, the Attorney General decided to sue us in Austin. So we’re still going to have to deal with that lawsuit there to hopefully get some clarity for all the counties and cities across the state of Texas.”  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says in a statement that the Waller County court has not only made a mockery of legislative democracy by gutting the plain language of the statute, but also exposed Texans to retaliatory lawsuits. He predicts the Court of Appeals will reject the trial judge’s decision.See the Court order here: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Waller CountyThe Waller County Courthouse building. Sharelast_img read more

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The NFLs Twitter account was hacked and tweeted that Commissioner Goodell died

The NFLs Twitter account was hacked and tweeted that Commissioner Goodell died

first_imgThe sports world was briefly thrown into collective shock this afternoon. The NFL’s league Twitter account was hacked and tweeted that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.NFL claims Twitter hack after tweets falsely report Roger Goodell is dead. https://t.co/ULST4Law7K pic.twitter.com/19wFUxPVKe— Todd Clausen (@ToddJClausen) June 7, 2016Two subsequent tweets were launched by the hacker before the league regained control of the account.The NFL Twitter hack continues… pic.twitter.com/SpgCmnv7VE— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) June 7, 2016 The tweets were deleted, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Roger Goodell is alive and probably reading a Tom Brady appeal brief.NFL’s Twitter account was hacked. Roger Goodell is working away.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2016last_img read more

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Russell Wilson always makes the play Cousins never does

Russell Wilson always makes the play Cousins never does

first_imgGuests:Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst and former Pro Bowl Wide Receiver; Peter King – NBC Sports Senior NFL Writer; Trent Dilfer – NFL Analyst and Super Bowl winning QB; Derwin James – Chargers rookie Safety Also:– Fair to ask about Mike Tomlin’s Steelers future– LeBron’s L.A. decision looks better and better– Colin’s Herd Hierarchy after Week 14 Russell Wilson always makes “the play,” Cousins never doesRussell Wilson and the Seahawks easily disposed of Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, and Colin thought the game summed up what both quarterbacks are and aren’t.Wilson had an awful game by any standard, but still manged to make the clutch plays to win it when it mattered. Cousins, on the other hand, ended up padding his stats in garbage time, but looked incapable of making winning plays when it matters. Now the Vikings are stuck with Cousins, and the Seahawks are headed to the playoffs.last_img read more

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Medical Imaging Radiation Doesnt Increase Childs Risk of Cancer

Medical Imaging Radiation Doesnt Increase Childs Risk of Cancer

first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more In an article published in the June 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers assert that exposure to medical imaging radiation not only doesn’t increase an adult person’s risk of getting cancer, it doesn’t increase a child’s risk. According to the authors, the long-held belief that even low doses of radiation, such as those received in diagnostic imaging, increase cancer risk is based on an inaccurate, 70-year-old hypothesis and leads to unnecessary fear and misdiagnoses.The hypothesis referred to is the linear no-threshold hypothesis (LNT) promoted by Nobel Laureate Hermann Muller in 1946. Muller stated that the dose-response relationship is linear with no threshold dose, i.e., all radiation is harmful, regardless of how low the dose and dose rate.”The underlying intent of lowering future cancer risk, although desirable, goes astray, as the premise is based on the erroneous LNT and the resulting as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) principle,” said Jeffry A. Siegel, Ph.D., president and CEO of Nuclear Physics Enterprises, Marlton, New Jersey. “The assumption ignores evidence-supported adaptive responses that either repair mutations through enhanced repair enzymes or remove the unrepaired cells by apoptosis [death of cells as part of normal growth] or, most importantly, the immune system.”Children are generally considered to be more vulnerable and, therefore, more sensitive to the effects of radiation than adults. Siegel noted, “… much of the current thinking about the risks of ionizing radiation is based on certain interpretations of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki life-span study.”He says the study is interpreted incorrectly and points out that Japanese children younger than six at the time of the bombings at the end of World War II and exposed to radiation up to 200 mSv showed no significant difference in adult-onset cancers when compared with a control group. Siegel added, “Supportively, the French Academy of Sciences reported that these data provide evidence for protective adaptive responses and no valid evidence for harm below 100 mGy.”Nuclear medicine and CT radiation doses are low, and Siegel cites studies that show “initial radiation-induced damage is generally repaired or eliminated in a matter of hours by the body’s adaptive responses.” In addition, older children have a stronger immune system than adults. Siegel said, “low-dose radiation has been shown to stimulate the immune system to reduce cancer rates.”Why not err on the side of caution by continually striving to lower radiation exposure? Siegel stated, “… the obsession over lowering radiation dose is a futile and laborious attempt to minimize what is, in fact, a nonexistent risk.” He emphasized the importance of diagnostic quality and saids, “Accurate information about low-dose radiation is the only way to undo fear. … Radiophobia is detrimental to patients and parents, induces stress and leads to suboptimal image quality or avoidance of imaging, thus increasing misdiagnoses and consequent harm while offering no compensating benefits.”For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | June 08, 2017 Medical Imaging Radiation Doesn’t Increase Child’s Risk of Cancer Diagnostic radiation exposure safe for children, experts state The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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. Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read morelast_img read more

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