first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Ellen Page is now a married woman.The 30-year-old star of “Juno,” ”Inception” and the recent remake of “Flatliners” wed Emma Portner, who teaches contemporary jazz at the Broadway Dance Center in New York.The Juno star announced on social media Wednesday that she tied the knot … alongside a photo of the newlyweds’ wedding bands the actress wrote, “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife.” Portner also announced the surprise marriage on her Instagram page, writing, “@ellenpage I LOVE YOU.”Page posted the news Wednesday on Instagram in a photo of the couple’s hands showing off wedding bands on their ring fingers. Her publicist later confirmed the union.The actress first began posting photos with Portner on social media over the summer.In 2014, Page came out as gay at a Human Rights Campaign event in a rousing speech that earned her a standing ovation. The actress said she was ready to come out in hopes that her experience would help other people struggling with their sexuality.The actress previously dated artist Samantha Thomas. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

first_imgKIGALI, Rwanda – African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.The deal creates a continental market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion. A major goal is to boost intra-African trade and rely less on the volatility of commodity prices that affect many exports.The aim is to have agreement, signed by 44 of the African Union’s 55 member states, enter into force by the end of this year, said the chair of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. States now must ratify the deal, but the number of countries needed to put the agreement into force has not yet been agreed upon.“Our peoples, our business community and our youth in particular cannot wait any longer to see the lifting of the barriers that divide our continent, hinder its economic takeoff and perpetuate misery, even though Africa is abundantly endowed with wealth,” Mahamat said. He urged strong follow-up to “confound those who, outside Africa, continue to think, with barely concealed condescension, that our decisions will never materialize.”Concerns remain. The president of Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest economies, skipped the summit amid trade unions’ objections. “We will not agree to anything that will undermine local manufacturers and entrepreneurs, or that may lead to Nigeria becoming a dumping ground for finished goods,” President Muhammadu Buhari said through his office.And while Africa’s largest economies are expected to benefit most from the deal that progressively eliminates tariffs and other trade barriers, some of them worry that more people from poorer countries will migrate their way.But some of the continent’s strongest and fastest-growing economies, including Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia, signed the deal. South Africa’s new president has expressed support but his signing was not announced during the event.“Africa is stronger when we work together,” said Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, who led the free trade effort.last_img read more

Poll panel censures Sidhu bars him from campaigning for 72 hours

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday censured Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his remarks in which he allegedly warned the Muslim community that efforts were on to divide their votes in Bihar, and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours. The ban comes into force from 10 am, Tuesday. The Punjab minister joins leaders such as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BSP supremo Mayawati, Union minister Maneka Gandhi and SP leader Azam Khan who faced similar campaign ban recently. “The Commission…strongly condemns the impugned statements made by him during election campaign held at Barsoi and Barari of Katihar District,” the order rapping Sidhu reads. It also “censured” him for the “misconduct” “The Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars him from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print. social media) etc. in connection with ongoing elections for 72 hours from 10am on April 23, 2019,” it said. Addressing an election rally in Katihar on April 16, the cricketer-turned-politician had stoked a controversy by urging Muslim voters of a Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar with sizeable population of the minority community to vote en bloc and defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The comments by the former test cricketer came when he was canvassing in support of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Tariq Anwar.last_img read more

Alberta pension fund buys stake in wind power projects with 20year contracts

CALGARY — The firm that administers more than $100 billion in Alberta government pensions and other funds says it is buying substantial stakes in two wind power projects that just received 20-year power price guarantees from the province.The Alberta Investment Management Corporation or AIMCo says it has struck a deal with a subsidiary of Rome-based global power company Enel to buy 49 per cent ownership of the projects to be constructed near Pincher Creek in southern Alberta.In a separate news release, Enel says the two projects are expected to cost about $213 million, adding the price of AIMCo’s stake will be determined at the start of commercial operation before the end of 2019.Enel was one of three companies chosen in December by the Alberta government through an auction process. They are to build four wind power projects with capacity of almost 600 megawatts of electricity at a total cost of about $1 billion.The other winning bids came from Edmonton-based Capital Power Corp. and Portugal-based EDP Renewables.The province, which announced details of its second and third renewable power auctions on Monday, wants to add up to 5,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2030 through private sector investment of about $10 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:CPX) read more

Army says threats remain

The army chief however said that external and internal non state actors are attempting to divide the public from the government.He expressed disappointment that attempts by the government to use its resources at hand for post war development, including the army, is seen as some as militarization. (Colombo Gazette) As the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army and the host of this important annual event, I am honoured and privileged to welcome all of you to Defence Seminar 2013 under the theme ‘Post-Conflict Sri Lanka – Challenges and Regional Stability’. I consider it’s a privilege to continue the Defence Seminar tradition; the brainchild of the Secretary Defence which was made a reality by the former Commander of the Army, now the Chief of Defence Staff.Ladies and Gentlemen,Guided by the vision to be the Wonder of Asia, our nation is steadily emerging from the chaos of more than three decades of violent conflict, articulated through separatism and terrorism which was effectively defeated thanks to the strong political leadership of HE the President and a cohesive military strategy devised and implemented by the Secretary of Defence and Urban Development, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Speaking at the ‘Defence Seminar 2013’ in Colombo today, the army commander noted that challenges of a different kind have emerged in Sri Lanka. Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayaka says Tamil extremists abroad continue to pose a “clear and present” danger to Sri Lanka.He said that various attempts are being made to destabilize the country more than four years after the war. Our nation as a result has gained space to breathe and restart the much-wanted development process.A dedicated an accelerated approach to post-conflict recovery through the judicious application of 5Rs, namely Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Resettlement, Reintegration and Reconciliation by the government, has enabled the rapid transformation from the pre-conflict emergency phase to a development-oriented phase, just in 4 years.As we progress in rebuilding our nation with greater vigor and ambition, challenges of a different kind have surfaced and are emerging, for which more attention should be paid in terms of national security.Being a nation, that follows the Buddhist perception of ‘Ahimsa’,  a doctrine advocating that all forms of life are sacred and urging non-violence towards any living-beings, our innocence was exploited by the extremist organization, the LTTE, and we paid the price for not being prepared nationally, an error we will never repeat.Although threats of the traditional nature have subsided and violence no longer exists, non-traditional threats of a new breed are just over the horizon. Attempts to impose political, social and economic systems inappropriate and unhealthy to our national interests and the way of life, are among some of the more recent challenges we are faced with.An active group of Tamil extremists domiciled abroad, still pursuing a separatist agenda, remain a clear and potential danger, which the security apparatus and the entire nation are well aware as the nation’s grievances are addressed, gaps of uncertainty between the parties to the conflict bridged by the government, amid sustainable peace that has dawned and been enjoyed by the Nation.Sustainable peace, thus achieved has contributed to national security, stability and overall development. As we all know there could never be development without security and vice versa.Employment of the Army in the Nation’s development efforts has added impetus to nation-building. The organizational skills, manpower and the objective approach of the Army has acted as ‘a capacity multiplier’ for government institutions, undertaking development projects.This has been the case with many a nation which has experienced similar situations. However, it is sad to note that the use of such a valuable resource for development of Sri Lanka is unfortunately defined as ‘militarization’ by some interested external elements.As a Nation we should be constantly on guard to identify and deal with threats of this nature, specifically those which aim at subverting the minds of the populace at large.External and internal non state actors with common agendas, designed to separate the people from a popular government, are among some of the threat perceptions in the making.Protecting the hearts and minds of the populace from such designs and building the overall resilience of the Nation to face the same, will be of paramount importance to national security.Sri Lanka’s defeat of terrorism and the subsequent security dividends naturally permeate through the region adding to the much-needed stability.This is a critical requirement in view of the fact that a good part of the world’s energy requirements pass through sea lanes, just a few nautical miles away from our country.The northern part of Sri Lanka under the LTTE would have had disastrous effects on the use of these lanes and posed a direct threat to the commerce of the region in particular and the whole of Asia in general.Ladies and Gentlemen, with Defence Seminar 2011, we shared our experience in defeating terrorism, in 2012 we followed up with our post-conflict experience and the famous 5Rs.Today, guided by the theme “Post-conflict Sri Lanka; challenges and regional stability” we expand the discourse to include the sensitive aspects of nation-building, reconciliation and the effects of our post-conflict success on regional stability.Reconciliation, the transition from a divided past to a shared future, will be dealt in depth by the Secretary to HE the President, whom I believe is the best authority on the subject.Ladies and Gentlemen, we are privileged by the presence of some of the finest and eminent local and foreign personalities on contemporary subjects to be discussed in the next few days.It is with immense pleasure that we welcome our Special Guest and friend from India, Member of Parliament and President of the Janatha Party of India, Dr Subramaniam Swamy.We are also fortunate to have with us eminent government officials, who at the sharp end of policy-making, have played and are playing lead roles in shaping the future of this Nation.I welcome Mr. Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary to HE the President, a central figure in designing and overseeing the implementation of the Nation’s quest to be the Wonder of Asia and Mr.  Gotabaya Rajapksa, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban development, the architect of the defeat of terrorism in the country and now, the driving force in the regeneration of urban centers in the country.The beauty of our cities including Colombo testifies to the magnitude of work done. Sir, your presence inspires and honours this forum.I welcome Mr. Karunathilake Amunugama, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs who plays an important role in the implementetion of our foreign policy.I welcome your Excellencies; High Commissioners and Ambassadors.I am pleased to welcome General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Jayanath Kolombage, Commander of the Navy, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama, Commander of the Air Force.Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris, Director General Civil Defence Force and  Past Service Commanders, whose presence at this forum reminds us of your continuing concern and commitment to the cause of the Defence Services.I am particularly pleased to have been able to bring together a host of prominent foreign speakers from the region and outside, whose presence with us here today, will bring diverse and interesting perspectives to this thought- provoking theme.Let me also welcome Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor for Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof Rohan Gunaratne, Mr Mohan Samaranayake, Chairman, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Mr Arun Thambimuttu, Mr Ajith Rohana Colonne, Lieutenant General Mollah Fazle Akbar, Senior Colonel Xu Hui, Mr Jagdish Shetty, Mr N Sathyamoorthy, Mr Sohail Amin (Retd) Ambassador, Prof Joachim Krause, Dr Clive Vincent Jachink, Senior Col Naguyen Hong.Last but not least, I welcome all delegates and participants from home and abroad. Your partnership in this event today, bears testimony to the special relationships that exist between our nations and the common interest we pursue.Thank you. He said that if the LTTE continued to operate today the organisation could have posed a threat to the region and Asia by using the sea lanes from the north. Full Speech:Your presence with us today is inspiring and sets the stage for what I believe, for an unforgettable learning and interactive experience. read more

High level experts team from Pakistan to visit Sri Lanka

During the meeting, the High Commissioner apprised the President about various ongoing development projects in Sri Lanka initiated by the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission including financial assistance under $200 million credit line. He also informed the President that a high level experts team would soon visit Sri Lanka to carry out feasibility report regarding establishment of dairy farm at Pollannaruwa. (Colombo Gazette) The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Secretariat and had talks, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said today.President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Government of Pakistan for timely provision of fertilizer to Sri Lanka to curb the shortage, as had been requested by the President. read more

Thirteencoach train supplied by India launched from Colombo

The train (self-propelled Diesel Multiple Unit-DMU) was procured under the Indian concessional financing by Sri Lanka Railways. President Maithripala Sirisena today flagged off a new thirteen-coach train, supplied by India.Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga and High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu were also present. The total contract is worth around US$ 100 million and is financed under Indian concessional financing. The ceremony was also attended by Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, L.P. Jayampathy, Commander of the Army Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake, General Manager, Sri Lanka Railways, M.J. D. Fernando, Chairman and Managing Director of M/s RITES Ltd., Rajeev Mehrotra.The President and High Commissioner travelled on board the train for sometime, while the Minister continued till Jaffna. The maiden journey of the train was from the Fort Station in Colombo to Kankesanthurai Station in Jaffna. DMU manufactured by M/s RITES Ltd. is a thirteen-coach train set. The train set has best-in-class passenger amenities with fully rotating seats in the Air-Conditioned Chair Cars, on-board Infotainment system, GPS-based passenger information system and modular interiors.It can travel at a maximum speed of 120 kmph. It will offer both comfort and speed to passengers, as a next level of the travel experience.The contract agreement for supply of 6 DMUs and 10 locomotives to the Sri Lanka Railways was signed between M/s RITES Ltd., India and Sri Lanka Railways in March 2017. The first set of DMU arrived in Sri Lanka in December 2018 ahead of schedule and is now being commissioned into Sri Lanka Railways after completion of trial runs.The supply of rest of DMUs and locomotives will be complete during the course of this year.In addition, 50 wagons are also being supplied to Sri Lanka railways under Indian concessional financing which will also be delivered this year. 500 buses will also be supplied to Sri Lanka under Indian concessional financing. In June 2017, India signed a fresh Line of Credit Agreement for US $ 318 million for the development of railway sector in Sri Lanka. Under this Line of Credit, various projects are underway including procurement of 160 passenger coaches; upgradation of railway track from Maho-Omanthai; upgradation of signal & telecommunication system from Maho to Anuradhapura; and setting up of a Railway Workshop in Rathmalana etc.India has so far committed Lines of Credit worth around US$ 1.3 billion for development of railway sector in Sri Lanka. The restoration of arterial railway lines, connecting the North and the South after decades of conflict, was undertaken under Indian concessional financing. The tsunami-affected Southern Railway line was also upgraded under Indian Line of Credit. India has also supplied rolling stock to Sri Lanka and contributed to capacity building of Sri Lankan railway personnel.India says it remains ready to assist Sri Lanka to meet its developmental aspirations as per Sri Lanka’s own requirements. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Alex Ivanov growing into leader for Ohio State mens soccer

Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov prepares to take a free kick during a match against Wright State Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 0-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter starting seven games for the Ohio State men’s soccer team last season, a confident redshirt-junior Alex Ivanov is having a solid season as goalkeeper for the Buckeyes — but it could just be because of his good luck charm.As a child, playing in goal wasn’t always his preferred position, but his instincts led him to the position he would grow to love.“When I was in the seventh grade, they threw me in the goal because I was the only kid who wanted to dive for the ball and they kind of just kept me in there,” Ivanov said.Last season, Ivanov had the chance to play with current Columbus Crew and former Buckeye goalkeeper Matt Lampson. Lampson posted a 0.86 goals-against average during his career at OSU and produced the second most shutouts in OSU men’s soccer history.Buckeye assistant coach Taly Goode works primarily with goalkeepers and said Ivanov learned how to build good habits from Lampson, which has helped his progression this year.Goode also said more playing time this year has led to an improvement for Ivanov.“Last year, one of the big things that (Ivanov) needed was games,” Goode said. “I think with goalkeepers, that game experience, it helped him mature and helped him build confidence in himself and then the teammates build confidence in him.”Ivanov is also building a stronger relationship with his teammates, Goode said. The players voted Ivanov as the most improved in the fall.Senior defender Sage Gardner said knowing Ivanov is behind him is a “breath of fresh air” and said the goalkeeper’s leadership and confidence has helped the team.“It’s nice to know that you have someone back there who is always going to cover you,” Gardner said. “The leadership and organization back there from him has been good for the team.”Currently, Ivanov is leading the Big Ten Conference in total saves with 55, 19 more than second place Michigan redshirt-junior goalkeeper Adam Grinwis. He also has three shutouts for the team this year.Daily improvements from practice are a focus for the Buckeye goalkeeper.“I’m always looking for stuff that I do in games that I need to improve on and I try and get something out of practice every day,” he said. “I think that will spread to all of the defenders and we will all get better as a unit as the season progresses.”Ivanov attributes most of his success to the team’s defense but also to his grandfather’s necklace, which he wears every night before a game.“I have this little good-luck charm that I wear, it’s my grandpa’s necklace that I got,” he said. “It’s like this golden nugget and I have to wear it every night before I go to sleep before a game.”One of the biggest improvements in Ivanov’s game this year has been his confidence. Coach John Bluem said Ivanov believes in himself more than last year and that comes from support of those around him, but also that he has a greater belief in his own abilities.Bluem also said having a more than capable backup in junior Andrian McAdams has helped Ivanov this year.“Andrian trains really hard and really pushes himself in training and that makes (Ivanov) push himself as well,” he said. “(Ivanov) knows if he slips up and has a few bad games that we’re probably going to give McAdams a chance. That kind of pressure and that kind of somebody in training that works hard helps keep you ready.”Earlier this season, in a match against Wright State, Ivanov was shown a red card for an intentional handball outside of the box, forcing him to miss the following match versus Dayton and giving McAdams the start.Bluem said instead of getting down on himself, Ivanov helped the backup goalkeeper prepare for the game.“He handled it well. He was at training and working hard like always, but now his role on the team is a little different,” Bluem said, “but his role for himself never changes. He comes and he gives 100 percent of himself to the team and he encouraged Andrian and helped Andrian get prepared so we were able to handle the goalkeeping duties successfully.”This kind of effort and care for the team has led Bluem to look at Ivanov as a leader of the team.“He is a leader,” Bluem said. “This is his fourth year here now and the other day at Akron when they scored the early goal against us, he’s the guy who called the players in and calmed everybody down and got the guys moving forward again.”Ivanov and the Buckeyes have an overall record of 2-5-2, 0-1-0 in conference. The team is scheduled to host No. 18 Louisville Wednesday at 7 p.m., before rival Michigan comes to town Sunday. read more

Lightning strikes twice Moeller out for second straight season

Tyler Moeller is no stranger to bad luck. Perhaps that’s how he knew more of it was coming when he suited up to play Illinois on Saturday. While the senior defensive back was pulling up his uniform pants, he could feel a tweak on the left side of his chest that had bothered him since partially tearing his left pectoral muscle in 2008. By his own count, he’s partially torn the muscle 10 to 12 times during the last two-and-a-half years. Those injuries never fully healed, and Moeller could sense that it was only a matter of time before it would cost him. “I kind of thought it was a ticking time bomb,” Moeller said. “Something big was going to happen eventually.” Sure enough, something did happen. During Illinois’ opening drive, Moeller tried to wrap up Illini running back Mikel Leshoure. Moeller’s left arm was pulled back violently as the hard-charging Leshoure burst through his arm tackle. Before hitting the turf, he could feel the muscle rip from the bone. As he got up and rushed toward the sidelines, Moeller knew his fate. “I knew it was totally torn when it happened,” Moeller said. “I ran off the field, and the trainers didn’t even have to tell me what was wrong. I knew what was wrong.” Moeller had completely torn his left pectoral muscle, finishing his season and possibly his career at Ohio State. The NCAA must grant him a medical redshirt and a sixth year of eligibility for him to return. But none of that news could dim the radiant smile Moeller wore on his face as he addressed the media on the eve of his surgery Tuesday night, accepting his latest misfortune. “Bad things happen,” Moeller said. “You have to keep your head up and you have to work hard. Then you can overcome everything.” Moeller, who missed all of last season with head injuries he sustained during an attack in Florida, will have to overcome another setback. “It’s really sad for a guy to be able to put so much work into something and have it taken away twice in a row,” defensive tackle Dexter Larimore said. “It is kind of tough for everybody on the team, especially since he was a great player for us and did some great things.” The injury comes just as his career was finally taking off. Before Moeller came to OSU in 2006, he was a relentless pass rusher at Colerain High School in Cincinnati. He spent his Friday nights wreaking havoc in the offensive backfield, recording 15.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss as a senior. But questions regarding his 6-foot-1-inch, 210-pound stature clouded the outlook of his future. Seen as too big to play safety but too small to play linebacker, Moeller developed into a solid defender on special teams during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. “I wanted to be a linebacker,” Moeller said. “I always had the mentality. I wish I had the mentality to play safety because linebacker kind of beat me up.” During the summer of 2008, Moeller partially tore his left pectoral muscle for the first time. Unable to fix the injury with surgery and too focused on the season to bother with rehab, Moeller essentially played 2008 with only one functioning arm. “I was younger then, so I wasn’t as intelligent as I am now,” Moeller said. “If I could do it again, I would definitely rehab it a lot more.” He made his first career start at linebacker, strangely enough, against Illinois in 2008. He recorded seven tackles, including two for a loss and forced a fumble. Before the 2009 season, Moeller was expected to win a starting linebacker job, even though doubts about his chest problems and size still lingered. But those issues would prove to be the least of his troubles. On July 26, 2009, Moeller was with his family in Florida to celebrate his grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. He doesn’t remember much else from that night. While eating at Gators Cafe and Saloon in Treasure Island, Moeller was punched in the face by Ralph Gray Decker, 28, of Kenneth City, Fla., in what was described as an “unprovoked” attack by an assistant state attorney. The back of Moeller’s head smacked against the ground as he fell, leaving him to spend the coming days fighting for his life in a Florida intensive care unit. Details of the altercation with Decker remain murky because of legal issues, but on June 3, Decker pleaded guilty to assaulting Moeller and in August was sentenced to two years of probation. He’s paid the Moeller family more than $11,000 in medical expenses. After the attack, Moeller had severe memory loss and trouble speaking. Doctors learned there was bleeding in his brain and had to drill two dime-sized holes into his skull, which now has a metal plate. Moeller said the surgery had him worried for his life, even if only for a little bit. “I was worried in the beginning, going into surgery,” Moeller said. “But after surgery I knew I was fine and was going to be OK.” Even though some doctors suggested he should’ve ended his football career, Moeller’s passion for the game wouldn’t let him stop. “Why would I want to keep playing? Because I love it,” Moeller said. “I love the game of football.” He spent the next few months preparing for his return to the football field. Unable to train for more than seven months, he spent most of his time away from the football team, focusing on his school work. He couldn’t participate in any contact drills until summer practice, but by the time the season started, coach Jim Tressel had a spot for him that would maximize the speed and physicality of the undersized Moeller. Inserted at the “star” position, which is a hybrid between a linebacker and a defensive back, Moeller’s tenacity resurfaced immediately during the season-opener against Marshall as he registered seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. It was good enough to earn him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Moeller would spend the next three games harassing the offensive backfield unlike any time since high school, recording 12 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss during that span. But his comeback would be cut short after his season-ending injury against Illinois. And even though the injury isn’t comparable to the one he suffered at the hands of Decker, the two injuries are related. Because of the brain surgery, Moeller was unable to exert himself physically enough to treat the lingering pectoral damage he suffered in 2008, leaving him vulnerable to more damage. He hasn’t bench pressed in two years. The Moeller family has forgiven Decker for his crime. Tyler, who no longer suffers from short-term memory loss, said he’s moved on from the attack. “I don’t really think about it anymore,” Moeller said. “If he’s sorry or not, I don’t really care. I wish him all the best. I hope he controls his inner demons.” The Buckeyes’ loss of Moeller can’t be understated. As one of the most effective pass rushers and leaders on the team, Tressel knows he won’t be easy to replace. “You just feel sick for him because you saw the pain he was in last year not being able to help his teammates and now he was, and now he was having fun,” Tressel said. “So, yeah, it’s very disappointing and obviously it hurts us.” Moeller won’t be able to train for the next three months but he expects to be much more involved with the team this year and help freshman Christian Bryant take over his role at the “star” position. Regardless of whether his career as a Buckeye is over, the ever-resilient Moeller expects to play football again at an even greater level. “I know I can play at that caliber level, and if I can get a medical redshirt, I’ll be better than ever,” Moeller said. “I’ll have a chest to work with and my legs will be stronger.” As unlucky as Moeller has been for the last two years, he refuses to let bitterness consume him. Moeller thrives on confidence, even while on the road to recovery. It’s a road he knows very well. read more

Déchets toxiques le procès du Probo Koala souvre à Amsterdam

first_imgDéchets toxiques : le procès du Probo Koala s’ouvre à AmsterdamAmsterdam, Hollande – Le procès du Probo Koala s’est ouvert mardi 1er juin à Amsterdam. Lors de l’été 2006, le cargo avait abandonné sa cargaison de déchets toxiques à Abidjan, où des milliers de personnes ont été empoisonnées.Le 19 août 2006, le Probo Koala déchargeait à Abidjan plus de 500.000 litres de déchets toxiques, mélange de pétrole et de soude caustique. Le cargo, battant pavillon du Panama, est mené par un équipage russe et affrété par la multinationale Trafigura. Ces déchets devaient à l’origine être traités à Amsterdam où le cargo a fait escale en juillet, mais l’opération avait été annulée en raison de la facture trop élevée réclamée par la société du port d’Amsterdam, APS.Quelques jours après que les déchets ont été répandus en Côte d’Ivoire, seize morts sont recensés, et des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont été intoxiquées. Claude Dauphin, le PDG français du troisième négociant en pétrole du monde Trafigura passe cinq mois en prison à Abidjan, avant d’être libéré grâce à un accord à l’amiable passé avec l’État ivoirien. Ce dernier porte sur une indemnisation de 152 millions d’euros.Aujourd’hui, quelque 2.000 à 3.000 tonnes de terre sont encore contaminées, et les déchets toxiques n’ont toujours pas été traités. A l’ouverture du procès mardi matin, aucun des principaux prévenus, l’affréteur du cargo, la multinationale Trafigura, ou APS, n’étaient présents au tribunal d’Amsterdam. Accusée de violation des législations sur l’environnement, la société Trafigura assure qu’elle pensait que les déchets seraient correctement traités en Côte d’Ivoire. La firme estime par ailleurs que les décès et intoxications recensés suite au déchargement de la cargaison n’ont pas pu être provoqués par la toxicité des déchets. Trafigura encourt une amende de 1,34 million d’euros, tandis que le capitaine du cargo, Sergiy Chertov, accusé d’avoir menti sur la nature des déchets, risque jusqu’à vingt et un ans de prison.Le 2 juin 2010 à 18:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les Anonymous ciblent le Stock Exchange

first_imgLes Anonymous ciblent le Stock ExchangeLe 10 octobre prochain, la Bourse de New York sera visée par une attaque informatique commanditée par les Anonymous. Par le biais d’un annonce vidéo, les pirates entendent prendre pour cible le site Internet du New York Stock Exchange.Dans une vidéo publiée sur Internet, les Anonymous révèlent leur intention de s’attaquer à la Bourse de New York, en piratant son site Internet. Alors que des activistes anti-capitalistes manifestent depuis le 17 septembre dernier devant Wall Street contre les dérives financières, les pirates annoncent : “Nous déclarons la guerre au New York Stock Exchange”.À lire aussiTrois Anonymous arrêtés en France”Les évènements ayant lieu au sein de Wall Street ont attiré notre attention. Il semble que le gouvernement américain et les organismes fédéraux prennent un peu trop de plaisir à appliquer la loi. Ils instaurent des lois injustes comme des pantins sans cervelle, et suivent aveuglement les ordres” expliquent-ils dans leur vidéo, avant de promettre de faire disparaître d’Internet le site de la plus grande des bourses mondiales.Les Anonymous ont fixé au 10 octobre prochain la date de leur attaque. “Le 10 octobre, le NYSE sera effacé d’Internet. Le 10 octobre, attendez-vous à un jour qui restera dans les mémoires” menacent les pirates. Cette attaque prendrait la forme d’une infiltration de type DDos (Distributed Denial of Service – Déni de service distribué), qui vise à rendre muette ou à faire bloquer une machine en l’inondant de trafic inutile.Le 5 octobre 2011 à 20:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Escondido Police investigate two Saturday stabbings

first_img KUSI Newsroom, September 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – Two teenagers were stabbed in separate incidents Saturday evening in Escondido, but neither would tell police what had happened, officers said Sunday.The incidents come after two other stabbing incidents in the preceding 24 hours — one involving a boy who brandished a knife at a movie theater and cut a patron, and the other involving alleged gang members who approached two teens and stabbed one of them.Police gave no indication that the attacks were linked, and all four incidents remained under investigation Sunday, hampered by silent victims.The first Saturday stabbing was at around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of North Hickory Street and East Pennsylvania Avenue.A 17-year-old boy was found screaming and bleeding from his pants, according to Escondido police Officer Brandon Byler.Police found the victim collapsed in a parking lot and gave him first aid until paramedics were able to take over.The victim, who was determined to have an outstanding felony warrant, wouldn’t cooperate with officers and did not give a suspect description, Byler said. He had non-life-threatening injuries to his legs and was expected to survive.Just after 8 p.m., officers were called to the area near Grape Street and Mission Avenue when a 16-year-old boy was found beaten up and unconscious on the sidewalk.The boy had several non-life-threatening stab wounds and a severely- lacerated finger, Byler said.That victim was also unwilling to cooperate with officers, Byler said. KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 9, 2018 Escondido Police investigate two Saturday stabbingslast_img read more

Government publishes draft regulations for public sector gender pay gap reporting

first_imgThe government has published draft regulations on mandatory gender pay gap reporting for public sector organisations with 250 or more employees.The draft regulations detail the information that public sector employers will have to publish as well as the required date and manner of publication. These are designed to mirror the regulations that will come into force for the private and voluntary sectors from April 2017, stating that public authorities with at least 250 employees will have to publish: the difference between the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female employees who are on full pay; the difference between the mean and median bonuses paid to male and female employees over a 12-month period ending with the snapshot date; the proportion of male and female employees who were paid bonuses during the 12 months ending with the snapshot date; and the proportion of male and female employees in each quartile of the pay distribution.The snapshot date for capturing the pay information required for the calculations for the public sector has been set at 31 March to correspond with deadlines for other reporting commitments. The deadline for publishing gender pay gap information, therefore, will be the following 30 March, because the publication date must fall within 12 months of the data capture.This snapshot date differs from that in the private and voluntary sectors, which is set at 5 April.Public sector organisations with 150 or more staff will still have to adhere to the Specific Duties Regulations, which includes the Public Sector Equality Duty. This requires organisations to publish diversity information on their workforce. Public authorities will be strongly encouraged to include data on gender pay differences in the information they publish. Public sector organisations with less than 150 employees will also be encouraged to calculate and publish gender pay gap data on a voluntary basis.The government is currently developing an online portal, onto which it is envisaged public sector employers will upload their gender pay gap data. This will ensure that the data for all large employers is held in a single place. The government will make further details of the compliance portal available before it becomes operational in Spring 2017.Unlike employers in the private and voluntary sectors, public sector employers will not need a senior official to sign a statement to authenticate an organisation’s gender pay gap data. It will also not be compulsory for employers to publish a corresponding narrative alongside their data, although organisations may want to do this on a voluntary basis.Justine Greening MP, secretary of state for education and minister for women and equalities, said: “Tackling the gender pay gap is an absolute priority for this government. That is why we are delivering on our manifesto commitment to introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for larger private and voluntary sector organisations and why we extended this commitment to the public sector. We are introducing landmark regulations to provide transparency across major employers in all sectors and create the environment needed to drive change.”last_img read more

New York Launches Events Division

first_imgScheduled events include New York KidShop, a one-day shopping event focused on the children’s marketplace slated for December 6, 2008; Taste of New York; Best Bets; and the New York by New York event series.While the events division will provide a separate and distinct revenue stream from the advertising division, the company expects some event sponsors will also end up advertising in the magazine or on New York magazine announced today the launch of an events division, New York Events, to produce consumer and trade show events in the New York market.The goal is to attract new business and sponsorships from Fortune 500 companies, according to publisher Larry Burstein. Sona Hacherian, executive director of creative and marketing services, will oversee the new division. The company has hired a sponsorship sales director, Lanny Morris, who will report to Hacherian and Burstein.The company’s hope is that event sponsors will also end up advertising in the magazine or on read more

A HuffPo for HipHop

first_imgElliott Wilson, the former editor of XXL, the Source and others, is prepping the launch of Rap Radar, a Web site he says he’d like to see become the Huffington Post of hip-hop, a platform artists and producers can use to sound off on music, politics and culture. Wilson has a reputation for being outspoken. And given his reported tendency toward rants, when I spoke to Wilson yesterday, I found him to be surprisingly level-headed about everything, from the state of print (“If you’re a magazine, in this climate, you have to prove your value”) to the Web (“in the climate we’re in, launching this way makes the most sense”) to business (“creative people have to put their business hats on now … [the recession] is forcing all of us to grow up”) to marketing (“I’ve been doing the legwork on Facebook and Twitter”), branding (“we’ll do Rap Radar magazine, Rap Radar socks, lunch boxes, whatever”) and need for community (“Right now, the goal is to build a brand”).Once the ad-supported site is up and running, Wilson plans to invite artists and producers to post entries, Huffington Post-style. “If Jay-Z wants to express his feelings about Obama, there’s not really a forum where he can do that right now.” Whether or not he’s successful remains to be seen. (After all, if a guy like Jay-Z wanted to sound off on Obama, he could blog for the Huffington Post; if he wanted to renew his beef with Nas, he could post it on his own blog—as Kanye West has proven, if you blog enough, people will find you, wherever you are.)But he seems to have the right approach: Build your brand online first, and if there’s enough interest and a business rationale, launch a print product later.Read the full story here …last_img read more

Former Owner Buys Back Sarasota Gulfshore Life Magazines

first_imgCurtCo Publishing has sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, who sold Gulfshore Media to CurtCo in 2004.Financial terms of the deal, which closed late Thursday afternoon, were not disclosed.In connection with the acquisition, Denton has formed Gulfshore Media LLC which is headquartered in both Sarasota and Naples, Florida. The new company will maintain many of the magazines’ current employees. UPDATE: Chris Schulz, who served as president of Gulfshore Media under CurtCo, tells FOLIO: that he will assist with the transition for about a month on a consultancy basis but will leave the company after that time. UPDATE2: Gulfshore Media’s creative director and IT manager also will be leaving the company following its acquisition, Denton says. Denton also owns Florida Home Media LLC, which publishes the Homebuyer magazines as well as Orlando Home & Leisure. Florida Home Media COO Randy Noles will serve in the same capacity at Gulfshore Media, the company says.According to CurtCo CEO Bill Curtis, the company is looking to divest its regional magazines in an attempt to “build upon the amazing growth we are experiencing at Robb Report this year. With our nine international editions and our new investment plans for building an exciting array of online initiatives, we have plenty to keep us busy.”CurtCo also is finalizing deals to sell San Diego and Art & Antiques. According to sources, those deals are expected to close soon.CurtCo was represented in the deal by DeSilva + Phillips. Regional Media Advisors represented Denton and Gulfshore Media.[Editor’s Note: This story previously suggested that Denton launched Sarasota and Gulfshore Life. He founded Sarasota, but not Gulfshore Life.]last_img read more

Kareena Kapoor dazzles in latest photoshoot is it for Dance India Dance

first_imgKareena Kapoor KhanInstagramKareena Kapoor Khan is one Bollywood actress who always leaves fans awestruck with her impeccable style statements besides being an acting sensation. And now, the gorgeous beauty has done is again. A few pictures from her latest photoshoot have been posted by her team on Instagram where Kareena, dressed in sparkling silver gown, looks breath-taking as she posed with her signature pout.Besides the stunning pictures, what caught netizens’ attention was the actress’s team hinting at a new venture on the cards. The pictures had the caption “For the first time ever…coming soon” mentioned and it made fans wonder if the pictures are from her much-talked about television debut with reality show Dance India Dance.It should be recalled that Kundali Bhagya actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, the host of the new season of the reality show, had confirmed that Kareena will judge the show. He told Pinkvilla: “Totally excited and yes, one of the most beautiful and stunning ladies we have. Standing in front of her and hosting is a different excitement. I am looking forward to being on that stage, looking at her and saying a few things.”Before Dheeraj’s statement, reports were doing the rounds that Kareena was approached to take the judge’s seat for the biggest dance reality show on a popular channel. “Kareena has had two to three meetings with the channel with regards to the show. Talks for the same are on and Kareena is most likely to give her nod,” a source told the web portal.The report also said that although Bebo hasn’t yet signed the dotted lines, the remuneration per episode for the Good News actress was touted to be one of the highest in the field. Further, if the deal was sealed, Kareena would be the highest paid actress to judge a reality show.last_img read more

Jane Goodall Joins Wild Immersion VR Experience to Promote Conservation

first_imgJane Goodall, whose work was recently featured in the Brett Morgen documentary “Jane,” is pushing the boundaries of wildlife conservation once more, this time by backing a virtual-reality nature reserve.The Wild Immersion is the brainchild of Adrien Moisson who, having ditched a career in marketing, came up with the VR reserve as part of a wider plan to develop social, economic, and ecological projects with conservation at their core. “I wanted to transport people into the wilds of nature, to captivate people in order to inspire them to take action, to reconnect people with nature with the aim of funding real nature reserves,” he said.Moisson sought out primatologist Goodall and the institute bearing her name as partners. “Adrien was passionate in saying he has made his money but now he really wanted to focus on conservation and the natural world,” Goodall said. “We first met at Heathrow where I first saw the technology while sitting in the airport. And then after that, the next time was in Paris when he recorded an interview with me.” Electronics company Lenovo, which has its own Mirage Solo headset that works with the Google Daydream VR platform, is the technology partner. The Wild Immersion team shot footage of animals in the Amazon, Australia, Canada, Colombia, and Sri Lanka. There was also filming in China, where discussions are underway to get the Wild Immersion experience into malls, zoos, and theaters.Three 12-minute VR experiences emerged from 120 days of filming: Terra, set in tropical ecosystems; Alba, filmed in polar habitats; and Aqua, which goes beneath the waves.The Wild Immersion team showed off the VR content at the Cannes Film Festival last month. The first films are playing at Forum des images in Paris. A distribution deal is in place with VR specialist Diversion Cinema.Goodall is the subject of scores of documentaries, but she said that VR takes viewers beyond a regular TV experience and maybe even beats being there in some cases. “It’s totally different, actually, to TV because the animals are walking around. You can turn around him follow them. It’s extraordinary,” she said. “You probably see more than people who go on tours with cars.”The aim of Wild immersion is to raise funds for five new nature reserves over the next three years. The first parks will be in India and Tanzania. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Watts Healthcare Corp Selects Novarad PACS RIS to Expand Radiology Imaging

first_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more CarolinaEast Health System News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read morecenter_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more August 22, 2016 — Watts Healthcare Corp. (WHCC), one of the largest healthcare providers in southern California, selected Novarad’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and radiology information system (RIS) for installation in its radiology department. WHCC is a federally-qualified community health center with over 96,000 patient encounters specializing in primary care services to residents of the South Los Angeles area.Funded in part by the Avon and Ahmanson Foundation’s grant awards, “the digital imaging technology will enhance diagnosis for prompt treatment and preventive health,” said James Johnson, radiology manager at Watts Healthcare. “We are truly grateful for the support in strengthening our radiology programs.”The new digital imaging technology replaces the antiquated analog equipment with PACS/RIS, digital radiography (DR) system and a digital mammography (DM) unit. The PACS/RIS will shadow the electronic health record (EHR) Care Coordination Medical Record (CCMR) component with tracking, reporting and analyzing patient data, further improving the exam readings and report turnaround.In 2015, over 8,700 critical exams, screenings and diagnostic services were provided to low-income residents of South Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, which included mammograms, ultrasounds and X-rays. The RIS/PACS will allow the health center to provide patients with faster, more accurate screenings, and to improve quality of care and health outcomes.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 22, 2016 Watts Healthcare Corp. 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Ballot petition nixed for Law and Order actress

first_imgBallot petition nixed for ‘Law and Order’ actress Diane Neal by The Associated Press Posted Aug 24, 2018 1:06 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email KINGSTON, N.Y. – It looks like curtains for “Law and Order” actress Diane Neal in her bid for a new role as congresswoman from a sprawling upstate New York district.The state Board of Elections has invalidated Neal’s nominating petition to get on the November ballot as an independent candidate in the 19th Congressional District. The board rejected 1,852 of the 4,181 signatures on Neal’s petition, leaving her 1,171 short of the needed 3,500.Neal said Friday that the board is doing the bidding of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She says she’s confident she’ll succeed in her appeal to the state Supreme Court.Democrat Antonio Delgado is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. John Faso to represent the district north of the New York City metro area.Neal, who portrayed Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on “Law and Order: SVU,” hasn’t held political office.center_img FILE – In this May 2, 2018, file photo, Diane Neal poses at a diner during an interview in Kingston, N.Y., discussing her campaign for the 19th congressional district. It looks like curtains for “Law and Order” actress Neal in her bid for a new role as congresswoman from a sprawling upstate New York district. Neal tells the Times Herald-Record Friday, Aug. 24, she’s confident she’ll succeed in appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File) last_img read more