On Saturday, September 29th, Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo will bring his high energy performance to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA to support music education at the inaugural Rock Their World Celebration, a fundraiser and celebration of national nonprofit Little Kids Rock’s decade of service, restoring and revitalizing music education for disadvantaged public schools nationwide.He’ll join “Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician and Adopt the Arts founder Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), as well as local Little Kids Rock students at this musical fundraiser.More information on this event and Taboo’s participation is available here.Taboo has been a vocal supporter of Little Kids Rock, a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and music classes to underprivileged children. Started by a single Bay Area teacher in California in 2002, it has since grown to attract the support of over 1,200 public school teachers who have proactively banded together to provide free, Little Kids Rock music classes to children in their schools. Over 200,000 public school children in 24 cities in 12 states have since benefited from the program.Taboo first got involved with Little Kids Rock more than a year ago when he surprised students at their end-of-year concert by hopping onstage with them to perform the Black Eyed Peas hit, I Gotta Feelin’. “I am all about the youth,” Taboo said. “I am all about the next big thing. Our kids are the next big thing and I will do anything I can do to support them. That’s why I support Little Kids Rock.” The kids inspired him so much that he brought them to a recording studio to record an original song with him.“Our students are so fortunate to have the support of Taboo, who is an inspiring performer, but also an engaged and committed philanthropist,” says Little Kids Rock Founder and Executive Director, David Wish.
Push back against community mailboxes in one Hamilton mountain neighbhourhood ended peacefully Saturday.After much protest, Canada Post installed a superbox at Brucedale and East 34th Street.Some residents here have been keeping a 24 hour watch on this site for about a week to prevent Canada Post from putting up a superbox but after some negotiations, it was installed Saturday morning.Canada Post contacted Hamilton police about today’s work at Brucedale and East 34th after resident Rick Davidson was arrested and charged with mischief last time contractors tried to install the boxes.Last month a judge ruled that a Hamilton bylaw meant to regulate the installation of the unpopular community mailboxes, violated Canada Post’s jurisdiction on the matter. Hamilton city council has voted to appeal.There are still two more mailboxes to be installed – both on Miles Rd. Canada Post says they’re still looking at ways to make them safely accessible.
As the World Ecotourism Summit got under way in Québec City, Canada, over the weekend, the top United Nations environment official hailed the forum’s thrust to examine vital issues related to the tourism industry in the context of sustainable development. “The Summit will help towards the development of well-managed tourism – tourism which takes account of its environmental, economic and social impact,” said Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), addressing participants on Sunday. Its conclusions, he stressed, will be “a valuable contribution” to the World Summit on Sustainable Development set to convene in Johannesburg at the end of August.”We welcome the opportunity offered by the Summit to highlight and promote sustainable tourism – of which ecotourism is a part – as an important component of sustainable development,” Mr. Toepfer said in his address to the forum, which has attracted over 1,000 participants from some 130 countries.The four-day Summit, an initiative of UNEP and the World Tourism Organization, was convened in partnership with Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Key topics under discussion include the regulation, marketing and promotion of ecotourism. Participants will also discuss how to ensure that ecotourism’s benefits are equitably distributed among all stakeholders.
The price of oil rose the most in two weeks Tuesday in the wake of strong U.S. factory data and an apparent easing in tensions over Ukraine.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery gained $1.62 to US$99.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was oil’s biggest gain since March 3.Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties, gained 55 cents to US$106.79 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Data from the Federal Reserve showed that U.S. factory output in February rose at its fastest clip in six months after disruptions from severe winter weather. That bodes well for demand for oil in the world’s largest economy.Oil prices were also underpinned by the narrow scope of U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia for its intervention in Crimea. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea but suggested his country was not seeking to take over other parts of Ukraine.Investors are also awaiting fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products.Statistics for the week ended March 14 are expected to show a build of 2.6 million barrels in crude oil stocks and a decline of 1.6 million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline inched up two cents to US$2.90 a U.S. gallon (3.79 lites), heating oil gained two cents to US$2.92 a gallon and natural gas fell eight cents to US$4.46 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) Oil gains most in 2 weeks as factory data boosts US economic outlook by Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press Posted Mar 18, 2014 3:33 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Furthermore, he reiterated his call for the immediate reactivation of the De-escalation and Coordination Committee (DCC) and the deployment of its members to Dhahran Al Janoub as agreed during the talks held in Kuwait. “I expect all sides to strictly adhere to their commitments and work toward a definitive cessation of violence through a political process. In case parties agree to the extension, the Cessation of Hostilities must be fully respected,” he said. “Our aim is that it will lead to a permanent and lasting end to the conflict.” “Yemenis deserve to live in peace and have access to their basic rights and all parties must assume their responsibility in protecting them,” he concluded. “The ceasefire was largely holding despite reported violations from both sides in several areas,” said the Special Envoy, Ismail OuldCheikh Ahmed, in a statement.“We noted over the last days that food and humanitarian supplies were provided to several affected neighborhoods and that UN personnel were able to reach areas that were previously inaccessible. We would like to build on this and we aim for a wider outreach in the next few days,” he added.Our aim is that it will lead to a permanent and lasting end to the conflictYemen is one of the poorest countries on earth and the 18-month-old conflict has had a terrible effect on its people, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which estimates that nearly half the population – or just over 12 million people – are now in need of some form of assistance. Earlier this year, the Yemeni parties agreed on the terms and conditions of the Cessation of Hostilities, which went into effect on 10 April 2016, but violations have occurred. The United Nations had since facilitated peace negotiations in Kuwait between a Yemeni Government delegation and a delegation of the General People’s Congress and Ansar Allah. But the talks ended on 6 August. According to the Special Envoy, all Yemeni parties have recently assured him that they would recommit to the terms and conditions of the Cessation of Hostilities, and it re-entered into force at 23:59 Yemen time on 19 October 2016, for an initial period of 72 hours, subject to renewal.The Special Envoy reminded all parties that these terms and conditions include an obligation to allow free and unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to all parts of Yemen, in addition to a full and comprehensive halt to military activities of any kind. “This must be respected at all times, in all areas,” he said.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is hoping that the halt in fighting will allow it access to areas it has been unable to reach for some time in Yemen. Photo: OCHA Yemen
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IRELAND is to collect signatures in three Irish cities today, seeking to stop the execution of a Texan death row inmate who is scheduled to be executed later this month.The petition, which will be circulated in Dublin, Galway and Cork, is to mark World Death Penalty Day – an international event hoping to encourage the last few countries with capital punishment to abandon the practice.Amnesty’s Colm O’Gorman said while the vast majority of countries had now abandoned the death penalty, there was “a tiny, and increasingly isolated, group of governments” who continued to put prisoners to death for certain crimes.There are 21 countries left who still put prisoners to death, including the United States, where a growing number of states have placed moratoriums on any further executions.The example of Anthony Haynes has attracted particular attention, because Texan law only permits executions if the prisoner is deemed to pose a threat even to other inmates.Haynes had no criminal record prior to his conviction for shooting an off-duty police officer in 1999, and Amnesty argues that his defence case was botched – as it did not mention the fact that Haynes had taken crystal meth for the first time two days before the shooting.The jury was also not informed of Haynes’ diagnosis with ADHD and mental health problems. He is to be executed on October 18.“The momentum around the world is towards ending executions, but men and women like Anthony Haynes are still at risk,” O’Gorman said.“Every signature collected tomorrow is another voice against the death penalty, another voice raised in protest to prevent a man being put to death.”
The Barcelona left-back is hoping to sign a new contract, as his current contract will end in June 2020 and he has no intention of leaving the club.Spanish footballer Jordi Alba has been playing professionally since 2007 when he started playing with Valencia B.He was loaned for a year in 2008 with Gimnastic, before completely moving in 2009 to Valencia.In there, he enjoyed his best football at the time and he was under Barcelona’s radar for a while, until the Blaugrana bought him in 2012.The left-back has a current deal with the team until June 2020, but he hopes he can sign a renewal soon as he doesn’t want to leave.“I’m optimistic about the renewal,” he told Marca.“It is clear that my dream is to stay at Barcelona.”Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“It would be difficult to have come so far to then leave. I have my family here, their support, as well as the fans and my teammates,” he added.“I don’t think I could be happier than [I am] here.”“In football, you never know, but I have repeated that my intention is to stay here,” he continued.“No, I’ve never seen myself away from Barcelona since being at Barcelona is my dream.”“Over the years, I have improved a lot and [now] I notice the affection of the supporters a lot more. I have always seen myself at Barcelona and my dream is to retire at Barcelona,” he explained.“He has given me great confidence since the first minute,” said Alba about coach Ernesto Valverde.“I hope that he renews. Hopefully, we will both renew!”
A Vancouver man who belongs to a national gun advocacy group made the same plea to Clark County commissioners on Tuesday as he did to the Vancouver City Council on Monday: update local codes regarding guns in parks so they are in accordance with state law, which says people may openly carry weapons in a non-threatening manner.Joe Winton, 26, said signs in county parks are in conflict with the state law. He said he and his wife frequent the Lacamas Heritage Trail along Lacamas Lake and recently attended a family reunion at Hockinson Meadows Community Park. Both parks have signs that say weapons are prohibited. On Monday, Vancouver City Attorney Ted Gathe said that Vancouver’s code on firearms in parks was written in the 1970s, when cities could decide whether a resident could have a gun in a city park or not. Since then, the state’s open-carry law has passed, superseding city code.Clark County Administrator Bill Barron said Tuesday that county staff members will be looking at changing park signs and county code, which, like the city code, pre-dates state law.Commissioner Tom Mielke, who has a concealed weapons permit, asked Winton why it’s important to him to be able to openly carry his gun.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — An Aberdeen man accidentally shot himself in the foot during a hunting trip.Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott says the man was driving with two friends in a truck Tuesday when his rifle fired.The Aberdeen Daily World reports the bullet went through his right foot, through the floorboard and punctured a tire.He was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.Information from: The Daily World, http://www.thedailyworld.com
Mutual aid was requested from Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Ninilchik Emergency Services. HVFD responded with a Tanker and Utility vehicle and 4 firefighters and NES with a Tanker and 2 firefighters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire at 34621 North Fork Road on Saturday January 26, at 11:42 pm. Marsh: “Although the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes, complete suppression efforts were delayed by nearly 2 hours until crews from HEA arrived to shut down the power to the structure in order to ensure the safety of firefighters working on scene.” Jon Marsh Deputy Chief Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Services: “Eleven firefighters from Anchor Point responded with an Engine, Tanker, Ambulance and multiple utility vehicles. Crews arrived to find an approximately 3000 square foot structure fully involved.”The building, the former location of Anchor Point Seafoods, was reported by neighbors present on scene to be vacant for several years. Crews remained on scene until shortly after 5am on Sunday in order to fully extinguish the fire. The structure is considered to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
More From Roadshow Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 1 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 50 Photos If you’re a Model 3 owner who’s been lamenting the sad state of charging in your car, having to go through the positively draconian process of plugging your car in to juice it up while driving, we have good news for you: Tesla has finally released a wireless upgrade for the Model 3. As noted over at Engadget and Electrek, the new component recently appeared on Tesla’s site. Interestingly, this isn’t the first wireless charger from Tesla. The company also sells a standalone Qi-enabled pad and power pack — but that one isn’t designed to integrate into its cars. This new one is. It’s a $125 accessory that slots in the center console of the Model 3 and can charge two Qi-enabled phones, such as the new iPhone XR or the Galaxy S10, at the same time. The price tag makes it roughly two times as expensive as some third-party wireless charging pads that have hit the market since the Model 3’s release. This one on Amazon can also charge two phones at once:Bordan Model 3 wireless chargerThere’s still no word on when or if you’ll actually be able to wirelessly charge your Tesla itself, so for now you’re going to have to stick with the aftermarket. Share your voice Tags Comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tesla Auto Tech Electric Cars
Intel Nissan Nissan Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 26 Photos 2:57 2020 Nissan Versa first drive: 15% more price, 100% more car Enlarge ImageProPilot 2.0 allows for hands-free driving on the highway and that ability is powered by Mobileye’s EyeQ4 SOC. Nissan Nissan’s ProPilot Assist was one of the first super-advanced driver-aid suites to be made widely available in an affordable car. It worked well when we tested it, and we were pretty excited when Nissan announced it was working on a Version 2.0.Now we know that Nissan’s not doing Version 2.0 by itself, and that has us even more excited — because it’s working with Intel’s Mobileye to power its hands-off freeway driving feature. Mobileye confirmed the partnership, along with a similar partnership with China’s NIO on Thursday.Specifically, Mobileye’s EyeQ4 system-on-a-chip will be employed by both Nissan and NIO to do some of the computational heavy lifting on the complicated task of safely allowing hands-off, navigated highway driving. Nissan’s version gets a further boost, thanks to Mobileye’s RoadBook system.RoadBook is unique in that it uses aggregated data from vehicles around the world and across a range of manufacturers (so long as they’re equipped with an EyeQ4 system, which Mobileye estimates will be around 20 million vehicles in the next few years) to create high-definition maps for use in self-driving. Nissan will be the first manufacturer to employ the system en masse.Mobileye and Nissan already worked together on a project in 2018 to map all 15,000 miles of Japan’s expressways using an earlier version of RoadBook, and because the maps are being continuously updated and added to in almost real-time, these maps can be used in the development of autonomous vehicles. 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best Originally publsihed Aug. 22.Update, Aug. 23: Removes a quote from Mobileye’s CEO at Mobileye’s request. Take an assisted ride with Nissan ProPilot tech on 2018… 2019 Nissan Murano review: Freshened, but not fresh enough 0 Share your voice Tags Intel Mobileye’s autonomous cars in Jerusalem Auto Tech Autonomous Vehicles More From Roadshow
National Education AssociationUPDATE (July 5, 2019): Watch a livestream of the event, here.This Friday, Houston will hold its second Democratic presidential candidates’ forum in just over two months. The latest event will focus on candidates’ education policies.The National Education Association will host the #StrongPublicSchools Presidential Forum, as the centerpiece of its annual assembly. Confirmed participants include former Vice President Joe Biden, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Jay Inslee, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Thousands of potential questions have already been submitted online. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García says there are definite trends.“A whole lot of folks are asking questions about [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVos and whether or not the new president would go in a different direction than Betsy DeVos has gone, which has been to really cut funding for things like special education [and] English language learners, who has not been at all a champion for protecting the rights of our public school students,” Eskelsen García said.The NEA will take questions for the candidates straight up through the event, which takes place July 5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. More details are available, here. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:48 Share X Listen
Choetech has a wonderful wireless charger on discount today that features 3 coils for fast charging an iPhone, Android device or anything else that supports the Qi standard.If you’re reading this, you probably have a wireless charger at home or contemplating to buy a new one. This product on offer has a wonderful trick up its sleeve and that’s a 3-coil design. What this means is that this charger is extremely efficient, and will start juicing up a phone regardless of the orientation. In other words: if you’re too lazy to align your phone on a wireless charger in order to charge it properly, then this Choetech product will take care of things instantly convenient for you.What’s more important here is the fact that this charger supports 5W of charging all the way up to 10W. This means that whether you have an older device or something recent like the Galaxy S10 it’ll charge just as quick as you’d expect it to. But the story doesn’t end there either as this charger features 7.5W output for all the latest iPhones meaning that they’ll charge at their full potential.Like any other great wireless charger out there this one will easily charge a phone through its case. Things are topped off with the usual safety features, protecting your phone from being overcharged, overheating etc. If you are interested in this wireless charger then you can learn more about it from the link below. Remember, if you are planning to purchase this product, then make sure you enter the special discount code at checkout in order to bring the price down to just $14.99.Buy CHOETECH Wide Range Fast Wireless Charger, Qi Certified 3 Coil Wireless Charging Pad – Was $22, now just $14.99 using special discount code ORUKA6WW at checkout Share Tweet Submit
News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more February 15, 2017 — Dicom Systems announced its participation in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase. The redesigned HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Interoperability Showcase is a 34,000-sq-ft HIMSS experience that displays, in real time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace. As part of public health reporting demonstration, Dicom Systems, along with partner collaborators, will highlight the value of standard-based interoperability.At the end of January, Dicom Systems attended IHE Connectathon in Cleveland, where the team spent several days working with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Cerner, Epic, GE and other vendors, preparing for the event.In their own HIMSS booth, Dicom Systems will be showcasing its core products:Enterprise Imaging Workflow Unifier: Integration engine that enables communications between various health information technology (IT) platforms;Unifier Archive, a natively vendor-neutral archive: Unifier VNA helps end-users to consolidate disparate imaging systems into one repository, while providing enterprise-wide access to all medical images and medical records; andEnterprise-Class DICOM Modality Worklist: Leveraging DICOMweb and FHIR, the Workflow Unifier allows the inclusion of visible light image capture devices in DMWL workflows, which have historically been off-limits for non-traditional imaging equipment.HIMSS17 will take place in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 19 – 23 at the Orange County Convention Center.For more information: www.dcmsys.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | February 15, 2017 Dicom Systems to Highlight Standards-based Interoperability at HIMSS17 Conference Company will showcase core enterprise imaging products in addition to participating in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:21Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only those you follow can send you private messages, that doesn’t work for everyone. Some people — like reporters, for example — want to have an open inbox in order to have private conversations and receive tips.This new experiment will test a filter that will move unwanted messages, including those with offensive content or spam, to a separate tab.Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind. pic.twitter.com/Sg5idjdeVv— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 15, 2019Instead of lumping all your messages into a single view, the Message Requests section will include the messages from people you don’t follow, and below that, you’ll find a way to access these newly filtered messages.Users would have to click on the “Show” button to even read these, which protects them from having to face the stream of unwanted content that can pour in at times when the inbox is left open.And even upon viewing this list of filtered messages, all the content itself isn’t immediately visible.In the case that Twitter identifies content that’s potentially offensive, the message preview will say the message is hidden because it may contain offensive content. That way, users can decide if they want to open the message itself or just click the delete button to trash it.The change could allow Direct Messages to become a more useful tool for those who prefer an open inbox, as well as an additional means of clamping down on online abuse.It’s also similar to how Facebook Messenger handles requests — those from people you aren’t friends with are relocated to a separate Message Requests area. And those that are spammy or more questionable are in a hard-to-find Filtered section below that.It’s not clear why a feature like this really requires a “test,” however — arguably, most people would want junk and abuse filtered out. And those who for some reason did not, could just toggle a setting to turn off the filter.Instead, this feels like another example of Twitter’s slow pace when it comes to making changes to clamp down on abuse. Facebook Messenger has been filtering messages in this way since late 2017. Twitter should just launch a change like this, instead of “testing” it.The idea of hiding — instead of entirely deleting — unwanted content is something Twitter has been testing in other areas, too. Last month, for example, it began piloting a new “Hide Replies” feature in Canada, which allows users to hide unwanted replies to their tweets so they’re not visible to everyone. The tweets aren’t deleted, but rather placed behind an extra click — similar to this Direct Message change.Twitter is updating is Direct Message system in other ways, too.At a press conference this week, Twitter announced several changes coming to its platform, including a way to follow topics, plus a search tool for the Direct Message inbox, as well as support for iOS Live Photos as GIFs, the ability to reorder photos and more.