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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk GIVEAWAY! Win a Canon 6D Professional DSLR Camera

first_img20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCDDIGIC 5+ Image ProcessorBuilt-In Wi-Fi and GPS ConnectivityFull HD 1080p with Manual Controls11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point63-Zone Dual Layer Metering SensorExtended ISO Range of 50-102400Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPSBuilt-In HDR & Multiple Exposure Modes For more info check out the full specs at B&H Photo Video.About our Giveaway PartnersNew York based B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio  is the world’s leading retailer in photography, video and audio equipment.  B&H serves the pro market fromtheir extensive website and NYC storefront location.  Their wide-selection of high quality gear and commitment to customer satisfaction, makes B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio well equipped to handle your professional photo, video and audio needs.  Visit B&HPhotoVideo.com to check out all the leading gear!LearningDSLRVideo.com is an online community led by DSLR authority Dave Dugdale. Dave share’s his passion for creating high quality DSLR videos in his frequent video tutorials, product reviews and engaging interviews. Check out THE STORE, a new extension of LearningDSLRVideo.com that provides high-quality in-depth video tutorials and training on DSLR cameras, equipment and techniques. Premiumbeat.com is a curated royalty free music website that provides high-quality royalty free music tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects.  With thousands of handpicked tracks in more than 30 music styles, Premiumbeat music is ideal for websites, online videos, mobile apps, television, radio, feature films and other professional applications. UPDATE: THE CONTEST HAS NOW ENDED. Thanks to all who entered.Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for info on future giveaways!Royalty free music leader Premiumbeat.com, in partnership with LearningDSLRVideo.com and B&H Photo Video, are giving away a Canon 6D DSLR camera! This 20.2 megapixel full frame DSLR captures exceptionally high quality still images and full 1080P HD video.Enter to win once DAILY through May 31, 2013.Receive 2 more entries for every participant you refer.One lucky winner will be chosen at random and contacted on 6/1/2013.Must be over 18 to enter. Official giveaway rules here.About the Canon 6D DSLRlast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Client Feedback is Key to Creative Success

first_imgAn important discipline after a feedback session is to summarize in writing what the changes are, how you are planning on addressing them and what time and budget considerations outside of the original brief and scope of work they might involve. This lets the client get a reality check on whether they really do want to spend a further 50% of the original budget doing a re-shoot of the ending. I’ve been there – it was fine for me, I got paid twice!One last thought about the importance of not sitting at the editing controls with the client. It can be tempting for a client to simply control the changes as they happen. Questions that start with ”Can you do X” often have an answer of ”Yes I could… but.”. In our eagerness to please we can start doing rash things, simply because we’re sitting in the driving seat and we know how to do it. I think a better way is to watch an exported film in a different space and have an in-depth discussion about what needs to be addressed. This helps to solidify your position as a co-collaborator rather than a button monkey.If you’re at the final hurdles of a project, you may want to consider sitting together at the editing controls at this point.  If you just need to implement the fine grain last tweaks and adjustments you can get their approval then and there.  But this should be strictly reserved for the tail end of a project.If you’re having to work in partnership with any of their internal communication or marketing people, then sitting in their office making changes with them is sometimes the fastest, most efficient way to get the job done. Managing a client feedback session can be a make or break scenario. Getting it right will save you a lot of time, effort and anguish and can hopefully help to build your business too.Client feedback sessions are an integral part of any creative project and are especially useful for video editors.  Knowing how to make the most of the time, the questions and your answers, is an important skill to develop. Striking the right balance of being able to says ‘yes we can do that’ and ‘no – there isn’t time, budget or sense to do that’ is crucial to keeping everyone involved satisfied. Here are a few suggestions for video editors that might help keep the project on track in your next client feedback session.We’re All in This TogetherOne of the most important things to do is to get all the stake holders in the same room at the same time. Anyone who is going to have a deciding vote in what changes are made, whether it is approved and what really matters needs to be there. Preferably other hangers on and interested parties can be kept out. This is helpful for a couple of reasons: The most vocal people will often speak up first. If you dive straight in to answering their points you might miss out on the balancing effect of the other stakeholders. What is a giant issue to one person, might be a minor point to another. By having them all in the same room at the same time you can let their own debate work itself out. This will hopefully mean that only the truly important and widely held opinions will rise to the surface. How do you get so many busy and important people in the same room at the same time? Tell them that doing one feedback session is a lot more cost effective than doing several. Also it means that the changes can be made all at once rather than incrementally…which should hopefully save time too.BUT what usually happens is that the client also has a a client. You might be working with the head of a division, but if the CEO has to sign off as well then real problems can arise when your client is happy but the CEO hates something major. By finding out who the ultimate sign off comes from, you can try to feed them into the process at an earlier stage rather than waiting for some unfortunate surprises at the last minute. Or if you can’t make this happen, schedule and budget in a ‘final round of changes from the top’, so that everyone is aware this might happen and its accounted for.center_img The Right Kind of QuestionsThe kind of questions that you ask in a feedback session, the precise wording you use, can be extremely influential in eliciting the kind of answers you’re going to get. Personally I’d always try to frame things in a positive manner rather than the negative, and keep the questions as open ended as possible. For example ”How do you feel the film is working?” is much better than ”Is there anything you feel isn’t working right now?”  Often people will pick up on something just to have something to say! Asking ”Is there anything you feel we need to change?” is better than “Do you like the music/graphics/grade/pace/etc?”Ultimately there will be things that people don’t like or feel needs to change. That’s the point of the session of course!  However,  when a problem is raised, make sure to ask a few specific and probing questions to inform the diagnosis. Vague answers like ”It feels a bit slow or a bit serious” won’t give you a specific task to accomplish. Try to get specifics about the problem and ask them to suggest what they think might help solve it, or what they would rather see. This will help you get to the bottom of their issue from the point of view of a potential solution.The Buck Stops Where?Now every client idea isn’t going to be a winner (neither are yours) but by offering a bit of ”loyal opposition” you can push back on the weakest of their ideas and also strengthen them by building upon them with your own ideas. Loyal opposition means fighting for the best possible version of the film that will serve their needs, not yours. Creatives can easily get caught up in protecting ‘my art’ rather than building ‘our project’ or in fact, ‘your project’. Investing our creative time, energy and abilities leads to ownership of a project, but its not ultimately ours to own. Offer loyal opposition but ultimately work in service to their goals. (Image from glsims99 on Flickr)last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win

first_imgIbrahim Quattara had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks to lead the 4-2 Maroons. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Arellano stays alive for q’finals spot, grounds Mapua After a 34-34 stalemate at the start of the second half, the Stags went into overdrive and outscored the Maroons, 22-9, in the third to build a 56-43 lead.Jason David eventually finished off UP with back-to-back triples with 3:08 left to give San Sebastian a 64-49 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everybody is stepping up and we played good defense in the second half,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “I’m just very happy that my team is learning to win every game. Right now their character is they would never give up, no matter what.”Regille Ilagan top scored for San Sebastian with 14 points while David showed his versatility finishing with 13 points, four rebounds six assists, two steals, and a block. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its stampede in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, ripping University of the Philippines, 64-51, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Stags now lead Group B with a 6-1 record, leaving behind their season opener loss to Adamson University into distant memory.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Diversity is Indias strength, not problem: Bhagwat

first_imgVadodara, Sep 11 (PTI) Stating that Indias diversity was a matter of “celebration” and not a “problem” as outsiders consider it to be, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today urged the people to celebrate the festivals of all the religions to “strengthen” the unity of the country.He said people with “petty minds” divide the world on the basis of colour, language etc. and hence, Indians should strive to spread the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family).He was addressing a gathering at the Siddhi Vinayak temple in Dandiya Bazaar locality here.Bhagwat offered a sacred thread, made of gold, to the deity at the temple. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was also present on the occasion.”Foreigners often wonder how Indians live amid such a diversity. Even the British believed that Indians would fight among themselves if the country was granted freedom,” he said.”We consider diversity a matter of celebration rather than a problem. Bharat has to spread the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” said the RSS chief.”People with petty minds divide the world on the basis of colour, language, etc. But, those with liberal minds consider the entire world their own,” he added.”The truth is that you have to accept all and this acceptance of all is Bharats identity, irrespective of the faith. We should strive to make the world one family,” said Bhagwat.He said Swami Vivekananda, Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi were not happy with the education system of those times and had revolted against it.advertisementBhagwat was felicitated on his 66th birthday in the presence of prominent personalities from the city, including Gujarat Minister of State for Sports Rajendra Trivedi and city Mayor Bharat Dangar.However, the RSS chief told the people that he was not in favour of birthday celebrations. PTI CORR NP RClast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Sterling Fails To Block Clippers’ Sale

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling’s latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was rejected Aug. 13 by a California appeals court.The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a brief order saying it couldn’t halt a sale that had been completed.“The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven Ballmer has closed,” the court wrote. “Thus, there is nothing for this court to stay.”Even if the sale hadn’t closed, the three judges said the former owner failed to show he was harmed enough to get a temporary stay.Ballmer sealed the deal Aug. 12 after a probate judge cleared the way for Sterling’s estranged wife to sell the team. The Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Shelly Sterling could complete the sale she negotiated after removing her husband of 58 years from the family trust that owned the team because of questions about his mental competence.At the time she negotiated the record price for an NBA team the league was threatening to seize the team and auction it after banning Donald Sterling for life for making derogatory remarks about blacks.Sterling’s lawyers, who acknowledged in recent court filings that he isn’t a sympathetic figure, derided the “popular” ruling against the unpopular owner. They said they were deeply disappointed with the appellate order.“He has been deprived from ownership of the Clippers after 33 years without being accorded appellate review of this harsh result,” attorneys Max Blecher and Bobby Samini said in a written statement.Ballmer’s lawyer, Adam Streisand, said they were “supremely confident” that even with further Sterling appeals, Ballmer is the “undisputed owner.”“Clipper nation rejoices,” Streisand said. “He’s got the ability to seek review by the California Supreme Court, where he has a one in 2 billion chance.”Shelly Sterling’s lawyer said she was thrilled to have the court’s blessing. “It is time for Donald to accept that the game is over and he has run out of courts,” attorney Pierce O’Donnell said in a statement.Donald Sterling, 80, a billionaire lawyer who bought the team in 1981 for $12 million, still has lawsuits pending in state and federal court against the NBA. He has vowed to fight the league for the rest of his life.His lawyers said he will be vindicated in the federal case.(BRIAN MELLEY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk DATA MODUL: Coffee Lake COM Express module

first_imgWith the current Intel Core platform, Coffee Lake H (eighth generation), having been officially launched, DATA MODUL can provide customers with samples of the corresponding COM Express Basic Type 6 modules. These reference modules can then be immediately put into production on baseboards, or used for customer-specific single board computers (ODM designs). With the official Intel launch of the new Coffee Lake H platform, a further module will be now available as a building block, directly after Kaby Lake: eDM-COMB-CF6, a COM Express Basic Type 6 module with Intel Core i5/i7 and 8th generation Xeon processors for the high-performance sector. “Gigabit wireless speed”, “6 cores” and “10 Gbps with USB3.1” are the current buzz phrases for this new generation.The scope of the DATA MODUL standard function for all COM Express products includes the uniform, internally-developed DMEC embedded board controller (DATA MODUL Embedded Controller), which boasts the following features:  IO-MUX for the interfaces, Window Watchdog, UART, GPIO, RTM, board information, I²C-Bus, SPI and PWM. Special features, such as a CAN controller, can also be integrated without any additional hardware costs. For this, “EAPI drivers” are available for Windows and Linux for the complete portfolio and for all future extensions. The eDM-COMB-CF6 is equipped to the high-end standard, being the first to provide six cores, 14nm Intel Core i7 and Xeon processors, and offers a 12MB L2 cache with the Xeon E-2176M , and a 9MB L2 cache with the i7-8850H, at a TDP of 35-45 watts. On an intermediate level, it is equipped with an Intel Core i5 quad core, which offers an 8MB L2 cache at a TDP of 35-45 watts.The integrated graphics include the latest in Intel Gen 9 HD graphics generation, the GT2. It supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 5.0, OpenCL 2.1, as well as MPEG-2 hardware decoding, WMV9 (VC-1), H.264 (AVC) and ultra HD Blu-ray for the fluid playback of HD video material. HDCP 2.2 support with HDMI 1.4 enables the processing of 4k content (UHD @ 30Hz), as well as of 4k content with (UHD @ 60Hz) via DP1.2. It enables up to three independent, 4k resolution displays with different content to be controlled at the same time. Alongside 3 x DP1.2/HDMI 1.4/DVI, eDP 1.4 (optional) is also available for display interfaces. In doing so, the new, high-resolution 4k TFTs with eDP input can be used without having to redesign the customer’s “Plug&Play” baseboard. In the standard version, an additional converter will be brought out with the tried and tested dual channel 24 Bit LVDS interface, instead of the eDP 1.4 (embedded DisplayPort).The interfaces defined in the standard are being brought out as follows: 4x USB 3.0 (XHCI), 8 x USB 2.0 (EHCI), 2 x UART (COM1/2), 8 x PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes which can be configured as x1/x2/x4, 1x PEG x16 Gen 3.0, 4 x SATA (6Gb/s), RAID 0,1,5,10 support with Rapid Storage Technology and Smart Response Technology, LPC Bus, GPIOs, SMB 2.0, I²C Bus and SPI Bus for onboard or external Flash memories. Intel HD audio controller, and the module is fitted with the Intel I219-LM GbE LAN controller with AMT 11.6 support for network integration. With regards to security, the optional fitting of a TPM 1.2 chip or a TPM 2.0 chip is possible.  Operating system support is offered for all common versions of Linux, and for Microsoft Windows 10. In addition to configuration for each operating system, on the software side of things, DATA MODUL offers continuous further development of the firmware, in addition to support in the creation and modification of hardware drivers for various peripheral devices.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Abaco: 3U VPX solution to feature new Xilinx RF SoC technologyNext Maxim: low-power MCUs extend battery life for wearables and other compact deviceslast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Guitar man Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Federer

first_img\R London, Jul 10 (AFP) Kevin Anderson, the big South African who winds down from tennis by reaching for his guitar, admits he needs to be right on key from the start of his Wimbledon quarter-final against eight-time champion Roger Federer. The odds are stacked against Anderson who will be playing in his first last-eight match at the All England Club while Federer is in his 16th. He has also lost all four meetings against the 20-time major winner, failing to win a set off the great Swiss star. When asked what he admired about defending champion Federer, the 32-year-old Anderson was happy to reel off an exhaustive check-list. “His consistency, the way he plays such great tennis week in and week out,” said Anderson. “Just the way he moves, the way he conducts himself on the court is very impressive. Everything looks so easy, so fluid. “The variety he brings to the court. The use of the slice backhand. The use of his attacking forehand. His defence. He’s really got the complete package.” Anderson added that Federer, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, is the perfect role model for the sport — and for those players in the chasing pack. “The expectations he’s had to deal with for over a decade, 15 years, I mean, at the top of the game, he’s able to deal with it so well, which isn’t easy.” If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.advertisement He has sent down 96 aces in four rounds and dropped serve just six times.Anderson is also fourth on the fastest serve chart with a top speed of 140 mph (225.3km/h). However, Federer has held all of his 55 service games this year and last dropped serve in the semi-finals in 2017 — 81 service games ago. The 36-year-old is also on a streak of 32 consecutive sets won at the tournament, just two off his record. “I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble,” said Anderson, the first South African man in the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Wayne Ferreira in 1994. “I’m a big player, big serve. I’m going to have to really take it to him. “Also at the same time try to treat it like another tennis match. Only my second time out on Centre Court. He’s played there a few more times than that. “The more I can just treat it like another tennis match, the better for me.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk a month agoChelsea boss Lampard won’t pressure Tomori about his international future

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard won’t pressure Tomori about his international futureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard won’t pressure Fikayo Tomori about his international future.England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Tomori.Lampard said: “It’s his choice. I wouldn’t tell him where to play internationally. But he’s played for [England] Under-21s and if he continues with his form and keeps improving then of course I would expect there to be potential for England if Gareth chooses to select him.”He shouldn’t worry about it at the minute. He should just worry about how he’s playing every game or how he trains every day and That will be a nice problem for him, hopefully, if he’s eligible for three. He can choose which one he wants.” last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Panama Canal Dismisses ITF Safety Study on New Locks

first_imgThere are no refuge areas for the tugboats inside the locks, leaving no room for failure (human error, miscommunication, broken lines or engine failure); In terms of manoeuvrability in the locks, the control of the vessel was compromised under the average environmental conditions present in that geographic area (data provided by the contracting party). The main reasons were the low power of the tugboats and the required bollard pull. With milder conditions the exercise was concluded safely. zoom The Panama Canal Authority considers inadmissible the safety study presented on Wednesday, April 27 in Panama City, by the Brazilian company Fundação Homem de Mar (FHM) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which puts into question the safety of transit through the new locks.FHM was tasked with preparing a mathematical model, using a Manoeuvring Simulator Class A, to recreate the new locks, a neo-Panamax vessel and the tugboats that would assist its manoeuvres, as explained by the ITF who commissioned the study.The ITF said that the concerns raised by the unions centred on the ACP’s refusal to engage in dialogue on matters such as training, as well as the technical and construction issues that have led to delays in the operation of the new infrastructure.As disclosed, the study shows that using a neo-Panamax model vessel and two tugboats, compromises the safety of manoeuvrability due to several factors:The locks’ dimensions are too small for safe operation (with both gates closed); The study recommends that a complete risk analysis and special training should be carried out to avoid any accidents that may result in loss of life or pollution.A video of a simulated transit can be seen below:“I wish I could report that the study gave the new locks the all clear. Sadly, I can’t. Instead we face a situation where those working on the canal, and those passing through it, are potentially at risk. That will have to change,” ITF general secretary Steve Cotton said.As explained, the study was based on the PCA’s original plan to use one forward tug and one aft tug.“We understand that compensatory alternatives are being examined, which we welcome.”He added that the issues identified in this study were not a surprise to workers on the canal, but that unfortunately their expertise and experience have up to now been snubbed.“We believe that this is an issue where there is common ground with shipowners, insurers and others in the maritime industry, so we will seek to engage them in the discussions and strategies for improvement in this crucial area and may also consider updating the simulation to cover new manoeuvring alternatives in co-operation with the PCA, as well as other shipping industry representatives,” he concluded.On the other hand, Captain Peter Pusztai, supervisor of the training unit of Marine Simulation at the canal, said the study was not based on mathematical models, or physical navigation tests putting to question its scientific accuracy and credibility.He added that the authors of this study “have not sailed the Panama Canal, nor are they suitable for it.”ACP added that it conducts all its studies in the simulation center which is the most advanced in the region, based on rigorous mathematical models, updated with physical simulations scale ships and real transits in the actual locks.“During the presentation of the report of the ITF, representatives of the FHM showed an animation of a lock with only two tugboats, which is an incorrect premise, because in the expanded canal up to four tugboats will be used for transit,” ACP pointed out.“The ACP reiterates that it is prepared to face the challenge posed by the opening of the new locks, with the same efficiency and safety of the current ones, which make this route one of the safest in the world,” the authority stressed. The bollard pull is insufficient;last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Province Acting on National Injury Report Findings

first_imgHEALTH PROMOTION/HEALTH–Province Acting on National InjuryReport Findings Nova Scotia is ramping up efforts to help people avoid the kindsof preventable injuries highlighted in the National TraumaRegistry Report released today, Dec. 10. The report, National Trauma Registry: Major Injury in Canada,released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, saysthe leading causes of major injury in Canada in 2000-01 weremotor vehicle collisions and unintentional falls. Similar findings were included in the province’s first annualtrauma registry report, which was released in September. Theprovince’s report analyzed information on major injuries in NovaScotia. “Injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45, yetmost injuries are both predictable and preventable. Our recentlydeveloped provincial injury prevention strategy will help usaddress this serious public health issue,” said Health PromotionMinister Rodney MacDonald. “Government is committed to theimplementation of this strategy, and we’re in the process ofhiring an injury prevention co-ordinator, funded jointly by theOffice of Health Promotion, Environment and Labour, andTransportation and Public Works.” Many government and non-government partners are working on injuryprevention efforts in Nova Scotia, including the province’s RoadSafety Advisory Committee, the Emergency Health Services NovaScotia Trauma Program, the Workers’ Compensation Board of NovaScotia, Preventing Falls Together, Child Safety Link, variousSafe Communities sites, the Nova Scotia Safety Council, the RedCross, the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, Spinal CordInjury Prevention Nova Scotia, and many other groups andindividuals concerned about injury. “The responsibility for injury prevention rests with manygovernment departments. The new strategy will allow departments,together with non-government partners, to improve collaborationon initiatives to reduce injury across Nova Scotia,” said KerryMorash, acting Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Eachindividual Nova Scotian can also contribute to our improvementthrough safety conscious choices, whether driving, walking,playing, working or performing other activities.” The injury prevention strategy recognizes all injuries among allage groups, and will address areas such as education and publicawareness, legislation and enforcement, public policy,engineering and urban planning, as well as monitoring andsurveillance. The ability to collect information about serious injury is anessential component of a comprehensive injury preventionstrategy. “This trauma registry provides essential information if we wishto find ways to reduce the burden of trauma in our province,”said Dr. John Tallon, medical director of the Emergency HealthServices Trauma Program. “Our annual reports will tell us howmany people are seriously hurt in Nova Scotia, including theirtypes of injuries, and how they were injured.” Nova Scotia’s trauma registry is unique in Canada. Unlike otherregistries, it provides population-based data on all major traumacases in the province. Registry administrators monitor majortrauma cases by collecting data from all regional hospitals inNova Scotia. The registry also includes information on allpersons who die of injury but never make it to hospital, thanksto a unique relationship with the medical examiner’s office. Dr. Tallon said injury surveillance is vital for research, aswell as evaluating the treatment of trauma and developingsuccessful prevention and education strategies. “Monitoring trauma in Nova Scotia will also help tell us iffuture strategies are working, and what new trends in injury areemerging,” he said. More than 400 people die each year in Nova Scotia as a result ofinjury, with an average of two dozen people admitted to hospitaleach day in the province as a result of injury. The province’s first annual trauma registry report can be foundat www.gov.ns.ca/health/ehs .last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Mounties charge suspended ViceAdmiral Norman with breach of trust

first_imgOTTAWA – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has been charged by the RCMP with breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets.Norman was suspended as the military’s second-in-command without explanation in January 2017.Court documents later showed the RCMP was investigating him on suspicion of having leaked cabinet secrets to a Quebec shipyard in November 2015 over fears the new Liberal government would cancel a key shipbuilding project.Norman has denied any wrongdoing.His lawyer, Marie Henein, released a statement after the charge was announced, calling it a “sad day for an extraordinary Canadian” and the entire investigation a waste of taxpayer dollars.Henein said Norman would fight the allegation in court.last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Canadas citizenship oath before and after changes to include Indigenous rights

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s citizenship oath as it stands today:“I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.”After a proposed change to recognize Indigenous rights:“I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada, including the Constitution, which recognizes and affirms the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Simon Fuller Honored By Childrens Health Fund

first_imgLast week in New York, British music entrepreneur Simon Fuller was honored in front of an audience of 5,000 music fans at the historic Radio City Music Hall at a star-studded benefit concert to mark the 25th year of the Children’s Health Fund.At the concert, Simon Fuller, the CEO of XIX Entertainment and creator of “American Idol”, received the Founders’ Award to acknowledge his role as Creator and Executive Producer of “Idol Gives Back”, a record-breaking TV telethon that has raised $185 million for good causes since 2007.The Award was made by four-time Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Pauley, who revealed that Fuller’s work has resulted in over $22 million being paid out to the Children’s Health Fund, allowing the CHF to build seven new mobile clinics, to expand its clinical teams, and to increase the number of patients served by 36% over the last five years.Hosted by founder of the Children’s Health Fund and award-winning musician Paul Simon, the event also featured appearances and filmed tributes from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Sting, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Morgan Freeman, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder and others, all of whom donated their time due to the shared concern for health and well-being of underserved children in the US.On receiving his award, Simon Fuller commented: “I visited the Bronx a month ago with Paul Simon to see the ‘American Idol’ CHF mobile units at work, and so can vouch for the amazing job that’s being done. As a first-time dad of a young baby daughter I know how important it is to look after a child’s health, and it makes me very proud to receive this award tonight on behalf of everyone involved with ‘Idol Gives Back’.”Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder of the Children’s Health Fund, said: “Simon Fuller has changed the face of our organization. He has literally helped us to serve thousands of additional children and their lives will never be the same.”“Idol Gives Back” has raised over $185 million through televised appeals in the 2007, 2008 and 2010 seasons of “American Idol”. As well as the Children’s Health Fund, “Idol Gives Back” has supported Save the Children, Malaria No More, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, and many other worthwhile causes.The Children’s Health Fund was founded in 1987 by singer Paul Simon and paediatrician Irwin Redlener, and is the leading provider of mobile-based healthcare for the homeless and low-income children and families in the US. For more information about the Children’s Heal Fund, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Energy agency Global oil supply jumps sending prices lower

first_imgFRANKFURT — The International Energy Agency says global oil supplies are growing rapidly as Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia pump oil at a record rate in response to the higher prices stoked by renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran.Producers heeded warnings that U.S. sanctions could mean loss of Iranian oil to the market and thus lead to higher prices. But although President Donald Trump imposed sanctions Nov. 5, he issued six-month waivers for some of Iran’s biggest oil customers. That helped send prices lower.The IEA said Wednesday in its monthly report that October output rose by 2.6 million barrels a day to 100.7 million barrels, helping send prices for Brent crude sharply lower to around $70 per barrel from a four-year high above $86 per barrel in early October.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk knowyourstatus on National HIV testing day

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council of the city of Fort St. John has proclaimed June 23rd to the 30th, 2019, Sexual Health Week and knowing your sexual health status is important.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 join at The Healing Place, 10045-100th Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm on National HIV testing day to be tested for HIV, HCV and Syphilis.Breaking down the stigma of testing is the single largest barrier to people knowing their status. Hosted by Positive Living North, The Women’s Resource Society and the Healthy FSJ coalition, the community is welcomed to participate, ask questions and be tested.On the same day, a community BBQ will take place at the green space on 100th Street and 100th Avenue from 11.30am to 1 pm with a community health fair.Knowing your sexual health status is important to know, statistics show, 1 in 5 people in Canada living with HIV are unaware they have it and that they account for 75% of new infections.last_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Climate change tops the agenda of Bans visit to United Kingdom and

27 October 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel next week to the United Kingdom and Greece to spotlight the issue of climate change, just weeks before countries will gather in Copenhagen to try to reach agreement on a wide-ranging pact to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the effects of global warming. Mr. Ban will deliver a keynote address next Tuesday at Windsor Castle, just outside London, to a gathering of religious leaders on the role that faiths can play in tackling the problems caused by climate change.The gathering, hosted by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will hear from the religious leaders on their long-term plans to deal with climate change, according to information released by the United Nations today.Mr. Ban has called climate change “the defining issue of our era” and stressed the need for a successful outcome at the summit to be held in December in the Danish capital.While in London Mr. Ban will also meet UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and attend an event at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to honour people who have taken part in efforts to suppress piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.The Secretary-General will then travel to Greece to help open the third Global Forum on Migration and Development, which is taking place in the capital, Athens.He will also address a special session of the Greek Parliament and meet with senior Government officials, including Prime Minister George Papandreou and President Karolos Papoulias. read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk OSC gathering info on cryptocurrency trading platforms after complaints

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission said Friday it is gathering information on several cryptocurrency trading platforms after it received a number of complaints.The regulator said cryptocurrency exchanges, where the digital tokens are bought and sold, may fall afoul of securities laws.“We are aware of several cryptocurrency trading platforms operating in Ontario and are gathering information about their activities. To date, none have been recognized as an exchange, or exempted from recognition,” said Kristen Rose, spokeswoman for the commission, in an email.Rose explained that platforms that offer this type of trading may classify as a marketplace, and would be required to comply with the rules governing exchanges or alternative trading systems.“If an exchange is doing business in a jurisdiction of Canada, it must apply to that jurisdiction’s securities regulatory authority for recognition or an exemption from recognition.”The move by the Ontario regulator comes amid the rise of exchanges to trade digital currencies, as well as initial coin offerings to launch new ones. While the original bitcoin cryptocurrency is nearly a decade old, the sharp rise in prices for the new currencies last year created a flurry of interest and start-ups to serve the new market.Both the exchanges and initial coin offerings have been operating in a grey area as regulators look to define which securities laws and regulations apply to the new offerings.The decentralized nature of the currencies, and uncertainty over regulations, have raised worries about possible financial scams.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating a number of cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offerings and has already cracked down on several.In February, the SEC charged former exchange BitFunder with fraud for operating unlawfully as an unregistered securities exchange. The regulator said any platform that engages in the activity of a national securities exchange must register, whether the activity involves digital assets, tokens, or coins.The U.S. regulator said at the time that it continues to focus on these types of platforms to protect investors and ensure compliance with securities laws.Earlier this week, Australia released new regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges that require all exchange platforms to register and comply with anti-money laundering regulations or face criminal offence and civil penalty consequences. read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Baby left in back of carjacked Audi is dropped at Birmingham health

Police investigating a car-jacking on Marie Drive in Acocks Green, Birmingham Carjackers who stole an Audi before discovering there was a baby on the back seat drove her to a health centre before making off with the vehicle. An urgent police hunt  involving dozens of officers was launched when the grey Audi A3 S-line was carjacked with the baby strapped into her seat.But West Midlands Police said the baby had been found “safe and well” after being dropped at a local health centre.She will “shortly be re-united with her mother,” who was taken to hospital with leg injuries following the incident.The alarm was raised after the car was targeted in Marie Drive, Acocks Green, in Birmingham, just after 4pm on Thursday. “Our priority is the baby’s safe return.”It later added:”Mum and baby will be re-united shortly, but we still have officers looking for a grey Audi A3 S line after the car-jacking.” 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. Police investigating a car-jacking on Marie Drive in Acocks Green, BirminghamCredit: BPM Media “We believe they travelled towards Solihull.”We would also ask you to look out for the child in case the offenders have realised what they have on board and abandoned her. It is believed the car may have been travelling towards Solihull, West Midlands, when last sighted.Police had urged members of the public to keep an eye out for the baby girl over fears she may have been abandoned by those in the car.In a statement, the force said: “Extensive police resources are looking for the car and are asking you for help – call us on 101. read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Ourson un seul mâle dans les Pyrénées

first_imgOurson : un seul mâle dans les Pyrénées Ces deux dernières années, on compte la naissance de six oursons dans les Pyrénées. L’association Pays de l’Ours – Adet annonce qu’il s’agit de cinq femelles et d’un mâle.    En 2009 et en 2010, les différents ours vivant dans les Pyrénées ont donné naissance à six petits. L’association Pays de l’Ours – Adet indique que “les paramètres démographiques de la population d’ours des Pyrénées Centrales démontrent une nouvelle fois la bonne adaptation des ours lâchés à leur nouveau territoire”. Cependant le père de ces six oursons étant le même (Pyros), les caractéristiques démographiques génétiques pourraient être insuffisantes pour assurer un maintien sur le long terme, rapporte Sciences et Avenir, en citant le communiqué adressé par l’association. A ce sujet, l’Etat compte introduire une nouvelle ourse dans la région en remplacement de celle tuée en 2007 au cours d’un accident de la route (voir notre article). Cette décision est jugée insuffisante par les pro-ours et condamnée par les anti-ours.Le 8 janvier 2011 à 19:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Category: ofvadtdaztjlvjwk Im not ashamed says Paris attacks suspect

first_imgThe main suspect in the Paris attacks said he was “not ashamed” in a letter to a woman who has been writing to him in prison, according to extracts published in the French press Friday.Salah Abdeslam has refused to respond to questions from French judges about the November 13, 2015 attacks in which 130 people died at the hands of Islamic State group jihadists.But in correspondence with an anonymous woman published by the daily newspaper Liberation he appeared “talkative for the first time,” the paper said.“First of all, I’m not afraid of letting anything slip because I’m not ashamed of what I am—and then what worse could be said than what’s already been said,” Abdeslam wrote, according to the extract from his investigation file.“I’m writing to you without knowing how to start, I got all your letters and I don’t know whether I’ve enjoyed them or not, they definitely let me spend a bit of time in the outside world,” he continued.“Since you’ve been straightforward I will be too, if I ask you what your intentions are it’s to reassure myself that you don’t love me like a ‘star’ or an ‘idol’ because I get messages like that and I don’t endorse that because the only person who deserves to be adored is Allah,” he wrote.Abdeslam received messages from a number of correspondents but only replied to one woman, the newspaper wrote.The 27-year-old was transferred to France from Belgium in April following his arrest in a police raid in Brussels during which he was shot in the leg.His two lawyers said in October they would no longer defend him given his refusal to answer questions.The Belgian-born French national is believed to be the only jihadist survivor of the attacks in the French capital.Abdeslam is accused of having provided logistical support to the seven jihadists who died at the various scenes of the terror attacks: the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade de France national stadium, and several bars and restaurants in central Paris.last_img read more

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