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BC set to introduce pot laws but years of fine tuning likely

first_imgVICTORIA – Incoming marijuana legislation heralds momentous change for the approach to pot, but British Columbia Premier John Horgan questions if everyone will buy into the new legal system this summer.Legislation regulating recreational marijuana in B.C. is expected to be introduced Thursday. The province is one of the last in Canada to table its marijuana rules as the country adapts to legalized pot.Horgan said he expects the country to go through an extensive marijuana learning curve that will see some embracing the ability to purchase pot legally at private or government stores while others may stick to illegal suppliers.“This is a massive change in how the people of B.C. and the people of Canada, in this case, interact with what has been to this point in time a controlled substance,” said Horgan.He said he expects the government will have to amend and modify its regulations as people get used to the new legal marijuana market.Horgan said he’s curious to see if people accept the new regulations and buy from government-sanctioned suppliers or if they continue to seek out local dealers, making a reference to a fictional character who sells pot named Betty.He said some people may say “I’d prefer to support Betty rather than Shoppers Drug Mart or the dispensary X or Y. There are going to be people who hold fast to their traditional ways.”Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said the province’s legislation will not be set in stone.“This is not something that is going to end with the introduction and passage of legislation, but rather is going to be an ongoing evolutionary issue for quite some time to come,” he said.Farnworth said the marijuana regulations will require periods of fine tuning.The B.C. government has already announced that marijuana sales will be allowed through both public and private stores to buyers who are at least 19 years old. Retailers will be prohibited from selling marijuana in stores that also sell alcohol and cigarettes.Farnworth said the legislation in B.C. will not include a definitive pricing policy.last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP hosting Jail n Bail on Wednesday

first_imgMembers of the public will be able to nominate their friends, family members and coworkers to be “arrested” by an RCMP member. The “Person of Interest” can either give their “bail” money to the member or be escorted to the “jail” located in the Canadian Tire parking lot. Once in Jail, the detainee will have to raise their bail money before they can be released. All bail money will be donated to the Cops for Cancer donation drive.Constable Chad Neustaeter said that since May, the three officers have ridden over 2,300 kilometres to train for this year’s tour. Last year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail in Fort St. John raised $21,355.“This is the 17th year for Cops for Cancer Tour de North,” said Cpl. Owen. “In 2017, with support from our communities we raised $353,000. This year our goal is to raise $400K!! We are having an impact against pediatric cancer! 80% of our funds raised go to pediatric cancer research and 20% to Camp Goodtimes. Over 3.2 million dollars has been raised, and over 530,000 kms ridden by Tour de North Riders in the past 16 years.”The Jail ‘n’ Bail is taking place tomorrow at the Canadian Tire parking lot on 93rd Ave. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP will be hosting its annual Jail ‘n’ Bail in the Energetic City on Wednesday.Three members of the Fort St. John RCMP – Rebecca Bojczuk, Joelle Jensen, and Spencer Owen – will be riding over 700 kilometres from Prince George to Prince Rupert in this year’s Cops for Cancer – Tour de North later this month.To help the three officers raise money, the RCMP hosting the Jail & Bail from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., along with a burger barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.last_img read more

UN chief welcomes end of polling in Southern Sudans referendum on selfdetermination

15 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the end of the polling period for the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan, and congratulated the people for their patience and peaceful determination to cast their ballots, which characterized voting over the past week. Mr. Ban commended the work of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) in Khartoum and its Bureau in Juba, Southern Sudan’s capital, and of the two parties to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended two decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan. He extended his gratitude to all donor countries whose contributions facilitated the referendum process and voiced his appreciation of the work of observer groups that travelled throughout Sudan and overseas to assess the situation. The Secretary-General “calls on the people and institutions of Sudan to exercise patience and restraint until the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announces the final result of the referendum,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson. The outcome of the 9 to 15 January vote will determine whether the south remains part of Sudan or chooses independence. Sixty per cent of the nearly 4 million registered voters have to cast their ballots for the result to be valid. According to SSRC, preliminary results are expected to be announced by 2 February and, depending on whether appeals are submitted to courts or not, the final result on whether Southern Sudan secedes and becomes the UN’s 193rd Member State or remains part of a united Sudan will be declared on 7 or 14 February. read more

Lebanon 3 UN troops lightly wounded when mortar from Hizbollah side hits

Three members of the Chinese contingent serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were lightly wounded today when a mortar round from the Hizbollah side impacted inside their headquarters, according to the Force’s preliminary reports.The three received medical assistance inside the position, and their condition is stable, UNIFIL said in a press release.Since the outbreak of hostilities, four UN military observers, one UNIFIL international staff member and his wife were killed. Eleven others have been wounded.Heavy exchanges of fire continued unabated throughout the UNIFIL area of operation in the past 24 hours. Hizbollah fired rockets from various locations, while the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) continued intensive shelling and aerial bombardment across the south. There were four incidents of firing from the Israeli side close to UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, and positions in the general area of Bayt Yahun and Hula (2). There were three incidents of Hizbollah firing rockets from the vicinity of UNIFIL positions in the general area of Tibnin, At Tiri and Bayt Yahun. UNIFIL strongly protested all these incidents to the Israeli and Lebanese authorities respectively. UNIFIL Hospital in Naqoura provided medical treatment to two wounded Lebanese civilians from the village. The Force also provided medical assistance to the internally displaced people in the village of Ibil as Saqi.UNIFIL provided water to the hospital in Tibnin and to the village of Ibil As Saqi, and dispatched three humanitarian convoys and distributed food donated by the Maronite Archbishop of Tyre and the French Government to civilians in Dibil, Al Jibbain and Alma ash Shab yesterday. read more

Gulfstream deepens challenge to Bombardier with new business jets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The battle between the world’s largest business jet manufacturers heated up Tuesday as Gulfstream unveiled two new luxury planes to challenge Bombardier.The division of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) said the G500 and G600 large-cabin aircraft will enter into service in 2018 and 2019.Both versions will be powered with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PWC800 engines assembled in Quebec and will fly faster and farther than older models while offering some of the features of Gulfstream’s largest plane, the G650.Bombardier Aerospace spokeswoman Aurelie Sabatie said the Montreal-based manufacturer is not worried about its rival’s new aircraft.“It is an evolution in the marketplace that we had anticipated,” she said in an interview.“We have the right airplanes to respond to our customers’ needs and continue to be the manufacturer with the largest portfolio in all segments.”Bombardier sells small cabin Learjets, medium-sized Challengers and high-end Globals.Gulfstream last year overtook Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) as the world’s largest business jet maker by revenue thanks to the success of its G650 long-range large business jet. Bombardier’s response, the Global 7000 and 8000 aircraft, aren’t slated to be delivered until 2016 and 2017.Industry analyst Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group said Gulfstream and French business jet manufacturer Dassault are taking advantage of Bombardier’s “weakened position” by introducing new aircraft.“There are three players at the top end of the market and one of them is completely preoccupied with the CSeries and other challenges,” he said, referring to Bombardier.Aboulafia said Bombardier makes good planes, but delays in introducing new aircraft is giving competitors a several-year advantage.“Having the market to yourself for five years that’s a very unusual event in the world of aerospace.”Aboulafia added that Gulfstream’s use of Pratt & Whitney’s PW800 series engine will restore the Montreal-area engine maker’s presence in the high-end business jet market.The Pratt engine will be assembled and tested at its Mirabel aerospace centre north of Montreal. It wasn’t immediately clear how many jobs may be created to make the Gulfstream engines.The new Gulfstream planes have list prices of US$45.5 million and US$54.5 million, compared with US$50 million and US$62 million for Bombardier’s Global 5000 and 6000 planes.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter Gulfstream deepens challenge to Bombardier with new business jets by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 14, 2014 3:44 pm MDT read more

Mosul 200000 more people could be displaced as battle nears Old City

“The numbers of people fleeing their homes in western Mosul are overwhelming,” said Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lise Grande in a press release from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Since military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) began in Mosul seven months ago, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced, including 500,000 people from the city’s western neighbourhoods. Iraqi Security Forces have made rapid gains in north-west Mosul and ISIL terrorists are reportedly surrounded in the west of the city.“The military battle in Mosul isn’t over yet and even when it is, the emergency will continue for months… Hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake,” said Ms. Grande, stressing the need to re-double efforts to mobilize more resources to assist the people in need.She said many are lacking food and haven’t had access to safe drinking water and medicines for weeks or months.Acknowledging the generosity of people in other parts of Mosul who are opening their homes for displaced families, she said: “Without this support, the camps would have been overwhelmed long ago.”To date, the $985 million appeal for Iraq is less than 30 per cent funded. About $331 million is being sought for the Mosul assistance. read more

Arctique lHomme de Léonard de Vinci disparait avec la banquise

first_imgArctique : l’Homme de Léonard de Vinci disparait avec la banquiseLe célèbre “Homme de Vitruve” de Leonard de Vinci s’est mué en homme de glace dans l’Arctique, le temps d’une campagne destinée à tirer la sonnette d’alarme sur le recul de la banquise. Cette année, cette dernière est tombée près du minimum record de 2007, selon Greenpeace.C’est une campagne tout à fait originale qui a été mise en place sur une région de la banquise arctique en Norvège. Une opération destinée à alerter une nouvelle fois les populations sur la fonte des glaces. Mais si le message véhiculé ne sort pas trop de l’ordinaire, c’est surtout la manière utilisée qui s’avère très innovante. John Quigley, artiste spécialisé dans l’art aérien, a en effet reproduit le dessin le plus connu de Léonard de Vinci, l’Homme de Vitruve, à environ 800 kilomètres du pôle Nord, sur un bloc de glace d’une superficie équivalente à quatre piscines olympiques, explique l’AFP.Cette reproduction de l’oeuvre du génie italien a été recomposée à l’aide de bandes de cuivre utilisées pour fabriquer des panneaux solaires mais qui ont cette fois-ci été posées sur la glace. Le principe est simple : avoir une conception claire et imagée de la quantité de glace disparue. Ainsi, la version polaire de l”Homme de Vitruve”, amputé avec deux bras droits et une jambe fondus dans la mer, illustre parfaitement la disparition de la banquise. Une représentation qui symbolise également les idées de son auteur : “Le changement climatique dévore littéralement le corps de notre civilisation”, a expliqué l’artiste dans une vidéo publiée par Greenpeace.Cette initiative intervient alors que l’étendue de la banquise de l’Arctique s’approche du plus bas observé en 2007, menaçant l’écosystème de la région polaire, révèle l’AFP. En effet, depuis que les mesures ont commencé à être prises en 1979, l’étendue moyenne de la banquise n’a jamais été aussi réduite en août que cette année, excepté en 2007 selon le Centre national américain de données sur la neige et la glace (NSIDC).La banquise pourrait disparaitre en été d’ici quelques décenniesÀ lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Si l’Homme de Vitruve alarme déjà sur la situation, la fonte des glaces pourrait s’avérer bien plus grave qu’on ne le pense. D’après divers scénarios envisagés, la banquise de l’Arctique pourrait totalement disparaitre en été d’ici quelques dizaines d’années. Toutefois, ceci n’est pas une mauvaise nouvelle pour tout le monde. Grâce à un tel phénomène, les compagnies pétrolières espèrent avoir accès à des réserves jusqu’alors hors d’atteinte. Sans oublier que le recul de la banquise représente aussi une opportunité pour le transport maritime avec l’ouverture de voies commerciales plus courtes. Pour la petite histoire, Léonard de Vinci réalisa l’Étude de proportions du corps humainselon Vitruve aux alentours de 1492. Un extrait du texte de Vinci l’accompagnant expliquait alors : “La Nature a distribué les mesures du corps humain comme ceci”…Le 11 septembre 2011 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pour une castration des porcelets toute en douceur

first_imgPour une castration des porcelets toute en douceurLa castration des porcelets destiné à donner un meilleur goût à la viande fait depuis longtemps polémique. Mais dès cette année, la pratique ne devrait plus se faire que sous anesthésie. La castration chirurgicale devrait ensuite être abandonnée à partir de 2018. Les porcelets sont castrés pour enrayer les comportements agressifs ou sexuels indésirables mais surtout pour éviter le développement de l’odeur de verrat dans la viande. Or, l’intervention se révèle très douloureuse pour les animaux alors qu’elle se fait encore la plupart du temps sans anesthésie. Une pratique qui suscite de nombreuses critiques et qui a motivé la recherche de solutions alternatives par souci du bien-être animal, sans qu’aucune ne soit pourtant réellement mise en place.  À lire aussiFarines animales : Bruxelles autorise la réutilisation pour les poissons d’élevageIl y a peu, la Fédération belge des abattoirs (Febev) a ainsi laissé entendre que le 1er janvier 2012 signifierait la fin de la castration à vif des porcelets. Malheureusement, la réalité n’est pas aussi positive. En effet, d’après la Déclaration de Bruxelles, les porcelets se verront, dans le meilleur des cas, administrer un simple analgésique à partir de 2012. “Cela revient à prendre une aspirine avant de se faire arracher une dent chez le dentiste”, a commenté Michel Vandenbosch, le président de Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA), association qui défend les droits des animaux. Il faut tout de même relever qu’une alternative existe déjà depuis 2009 : un vaccin Improvac qui prévient l’apparition de l’odeur de verrat. Mais celui-ci est encore peu utilisé. Le 9 septembre dernier, GAIA a lancé une vaste campagne contre la castration des porcelets clamant “Laissez les pendouiller”. A cette occasion, près de 10.000 hommes ont accepté de laisser leur caleçon chez eux comme l’avait proposé l’association. Par ailleurs, si les avancées sont lentes dans le domaine, des initiatives sont tout de même à mettre en avant quant au respect des nouvelles normes sur la castration des porcelets. Depuis le 1er janvier, la chaîne de supermarchés Lidl, sur le modèle de la chaine belge Colruyt, s’est ainsi engagé à ne plus vendre de viande issue de porcelets castrés chirurgicalement.Le 4 janvier 2012 à 11:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews THE MUMMY 2017

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on target Is The Mummy good?It is a disaster.Wow – that bad?That bad.Can you elaborate on that?Alex Kurtzman’s direction is a by the numbers collection of genre cliches – so, about the same as his screenwriting (which includes The Amazing Spider-Man and one of the Transformers movies). Sofia Boutella is compelling and immensely watchable as the titular Mummy, an Egyptian princess trying to seduce Tom Cruise to transform him into a human host for the evil god set. But the film has almost zero real interest in its supposed main character, and poor Annabelle Wallis’ role is perfunctory and pointless even for a Tom Cruise love-interest… and that’s saying something! About 99% of Cruise’s role consists of making confused and exasperated faces in inappropriate close-ups the only highlight how hilarious bad his default Mr. Intensity delivery is for a performance that’s all mugging and spit-takes. The only player who manages to be marginally entertaining is Russell Crowe in paycheck-cashing doesn’t-give-a-damn “dad bod” mode as Doctor Jekyll.I’m sorry – Doctor Jekyll? As in “& Mr. Hyde?”Yeah, that Doctor Jekyll. And he does, in fact, have a thing about turning into an evil brute named Mr. Hyde.What’s THAT about?Universal Studios wants their own version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they’ve decided to build one out of movies based on “reimagined” versions of characters from “The Universal Monsters.” The Mummy is meant to be the first film in the franchise. They’ve officially branded this “The Dark Universe.” Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll is introduced as the head of a super-secret monster-fighting society called “Prodigium” that’s meant to serve as the connective tissue between the prospective upcoming features. This is a (hypothetical) slate that currently includes Johnny Depp’s Invisible Man, Javier Bardem as Frankenstein and new versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of The Opera.So there’s a bunch of “easter eggs” for other movies they may or may not end up making?You wish! Despite all the hype around gender-swapping one of the most iconic movie monsters into a female lead for the first time, no sooner has Boutella’s Mummy made her appearance than does Prodigium swoop in and take over the movie. The idea is supposed to be that these two sides are fighting over Cruise now that he’s been cursed to become the Egyptian God of Death, yea. But what it boils down to is that The Mummy becomes a supporting character in her own film. At least until the finale, where it tries to become an origin story for Cruise’s transformation into… well, that would be a spoiler (and a disappointing one, at that!)Is this as much of a mess as it sounds like?Probably much, much more so.Does it at least deliver as a Summer Blockbuster diversion?Not really. For all the business muscle behind it, this is a really cheezy, chintzy-looking, slapdash movie riddled with ugly day-for-night shooting and mostly built around uninspired claustrophobic sets. It feels like one of the top box-offices draws on the planet has been tricked into starring in what looks like one of the Underworld or Resident Evil movies.Who’s responsible for this?Thus far, mostly Alex Kurtzman, the writer, and director of The Mummy. This is his first “big” directing gig, but he’s scripted a ton of big-budget blockbusters over the last decade (usually in collaboration with former writing partner Roberto Orci and their guru J.J. Abrams), and Universal brought him in to head up the initial project of developing and plotting out The Dark Universe. It’s unclear how much of a role he’s set to have going forward, though, as the only other part of the project officially in development at this point is The Bride of Frankenstein remake being directed by Bill Condon.Are there any bright spots?Sort of. Sofia Boutella remains a commanding screen presence, and if The Mummy was actually allowed to be the focus of this movie called The Mummy you can see how this could have been a genuine star turn. Crowe also looks like he’s having fun, but that’s really about it. Even the special effects don’t look appreciably superior to those in the previous remake of The Mummy from 1999 (which was a vastly better film than this and gets a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it “callback” amid Prodigium’s dopey relic collection.)Is it worth seeing?No.Not even a little bit?To be honest, it’s so bad in such a bizarre “what were they thinking!?” sense that I sort-of began to have fun with it and even anticipate seeing more Dark Universe movies if they’re all going to be trainwrecks like this. But I can’t promise that’ll be the case if you don’t share my particular sense of humor when it comes to genuinely terrible filmmaking.So what about that SPOILER you mentioned earlier?Okay, you asked for it (this is NOT in the accompanying video review, by the way): In the end, Cruise appears to have been transformed into The God of Death, but he opts to use his powers for good by defeating The Mummy and resurrecting a dead co-star. But he’s apparently undergone some kind of transformation and hides in the shadows before disappearing from the scene. When we next see him, he’s adventuring in the desert with his face obscured by a turban/scarf combo while Doctor Jekyll muses us via voiceover that perhaps only monsters can defeat other monsters. We never find out what exactly has happened to Cruise, or which monster/character/whatever he’s meant to have been transformed into (some have speculated that he’ll reappear as either The Wolf-Man or Van Helsing.)last_img read more

Napoli have adjusted to Ancelottis style Sheva

first_imgAndriy Shevchenko believes Napoli players are adapting well to the style of his old Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti.Ancelotti took over after three years of Maurizio Sarri and is transforming their tactics from 4-3-3 to a versatile 4-4-2.“I like Carlo’s team, as they are competitive and Ancelotti has changed a few things with great wisdom,” Sheva told Football Italia via La Gazzetta dello Sport.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Now Napoli are starting to play in his style, so this all confirms what we’ve known for a while: Carlo is an intelligent man and that is his greatest strength. He never gets swept away or distraught, he always maintains his balance.“Having said that, I struggle to see anyone prevent Juventus from taking the Scudetto again. The gap is too big, but they can work towards next season.”Napoli are currently in the hunt for the title but are likely to settle for a top-four finish with Juve running away with the title.last_img read more

Benitez discusses details of meeting with Ashley

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez insists nothing has changed despite having a meeting with club owner Mike Ashley.Ashley met the former Real Madrid manager at St. James Park following last weekend’s 3-0 home win against Cardiff City.Benitez, who has refused to talk about potential addictions during this transfer window since admitting he was concerned after the Magpies loss to Liverpool last month, wouldn’t reveal much about his meeting with Ashley, who has been pushing the manager to sign a new contract for the past 12 months.However, the 58-year-old, who is expected to leave the club in the summer when his contract expires if the club refuse to invest in the squad, says the situation has not changed.Asked if he was happier after speaking to Ashley, Benitez said: “I’m exactly the same.”“I don’t need to talk about what we were talking about, because it was a private conversation.”“But, more or less, we’re in the same situation. We have to wait.”Steve Bruce: “Hopefully that’ll shut a few people up for a little bit” Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at his side’s shock 1-0 away victory to Tottenham HotspursTyne-side boss Steve Bruce praised his staff…Asked by the Gazette if he was still worried, Benitez said:“We are where we are, so we will see.”Ashley, who put Newcastle up for sale 18 months ago, congratulated Benitez and the players on the Cardiff win.The result lifted the club out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.“We had a good conversation,” said Benitez.”“We were talking about Cardiff, the three points and everything. It’s fine, but still we are where we are.”last_img read more

Pope stresses strength courage hope in new year

first_imgVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers.“We are all children of one heavenly father. We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans.“This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the pope said.Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity?” Francis asked. “It’s time to stop.”He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man — “maybe one of you” — who lamented that there are “so many tragedies and wars in the world.”last_img read more

Soldotna Looks At Purchasing 2019 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

first_imgIn a letter to the council the city intends to purchase the vehicle from Kendall in Anchorage. The city appropriated the necessary funds to purchase the vehicle when establishing the budget for this fiscal year. According to the ordinance, the total cost for the purchase is $33,210; and the necessary funds were appropriated in the FY 2019 operating budget for this purchase. The resolution will be on the consent agenda at the meeting on Wednesday, September 12, at 6pm. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council will introduce a resolution at their meeting on Wednesday to approve the purchase of a new 2019 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor.last_img read more

State leaders push to take next steps on ANWR drilling

first_imgU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young pose for a photos after speaking about the future of oil development in ANWR at an Anchorage event. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Now that Congress has approved drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska’s leaders are eagerly pursuing the next steps needed for oil development.Listen nowThis week, the Walker administration asked the legislature for $10 million to help pay for seismic testing on the coastal plain of the refuge. Seismic testing will provide the first clues about how much oil is in the refuge, and where.Alaska Natural Resources commissioner Andy Mack told the state Senate Finance Committee that seismic testing could attract more oil companies to the Arctic Refuge lease sales.“It would be a very powerful tool to generate interest and to make sure that we got the full value that is called for in this proposed lease sale,” Mack said.In the new federal law allowing oil development in ANWR, half of the revenues will go to the state of Alaska, and the other half goes to the federal government. It also requires two lease sales to be held within the next seven years.Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote that section of the bill. But Murkowski isn’t done with ANWR. After speaking at an event in Anchorage this week, the Senator told reporters there are a lot of details that need to be filled in.“Our bill was five pages long. And in previous iterations of ANWR legislation, it has been 20, 30, 40 pages of bill text,” Murkowski said.Murkowski said because Congress approved ANWR drilling as part of a budget bill, Senate rules prevented her from including non-budget items. That included protections for North Slope communities that could be impacted by drilling in the Refuge. The Senator said she plans to introduce legislation to help deal with those impacts, such as requiring air quality monitoring near oil developments.Environmental groups vehemently oppose any oil development in the Arctic Refuge and are expected to mount legal challenges against efforts to drill there. Still, the Interior department is expected to roll out more details on oil lease sales in the Arctic Refuge in the coming weeks.last_img read more


first_imgNew Penguin Chicks. (Photo – Screenshot from Maryland Zoo/YouTube video)BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is happy to announce the hatching of two African penguin chicks – the first to be hatched at the Zoo’s new Penguin Coast exhibit!   “We hoped that moving the penguin colony in the beginning of breeding season would not impact egg laying this year, so we are delighted to welcome these first two chicks,” said Jen Kottyan, avian collection and conservation manager. “These chicks are not only the first to hatch this season; they are also being raised as part of our Animal Ambassador program. That means they will be traveling far and wide in the Zoomobile on education outreach programs.”The female chicks hatched on October 4 and October 9, and now they need names!  “The chicks are very healthy and are thriving under the care of the Animal Embassy staff,” continued Kottyan. “They now have their juvenile feathers, and they are very vocal chicks. We are looking for names to compliment the penguins already in the program – Tails, Winnie and Lilly.”The names, selected by a variety of Zoo staff are:–Shelly and Sandy – for the variety of beaches where they live in South AfricaNellie and Mandie – for Nelson MandelaDaisy and Rose – flower names to compliment current penguin LillyDawn and Hope –  Dawn for the dishwashing detergent that is used to clean wild penguins caught in oil spills and Hope for the Cape of Good Hope, home to the Boulders Penguin Colony.The Maryland Zoo has been a leader in breeding African penguins for over 40 years, winning the prestigious Edward H. Bean Award for the “African Penguin Long-term Propagation Program” from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in 1996.   The Zoo has one of the largest colonies of the birds in North America, with over 60 birds currently residing in the new Penguin Coast exhibit.  “Our penguins are bred according to recommendations from the AZA African Penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP) which helps maintain their genetic diversity,” said Kottyan.  “Many of the African penguins previously bred at the Zoo now inhabit zoo and aquarium exhibits around the world.”Penguin chicks take 38-42 days to hatch out of their eggs after they are laid. Zoo keepers monitor development of the eggs by candling them about a week after they are laid to see if they are fertile and developing.  The eggs are then placed back with the parents.  “Both the male and the female take turns sitting on the eggs,” said Kottyan. “Once the eggs hatch, parents take turns caring for their offspring; they each protect, feed, and keep the chick warm for 2-3 days and then switch off.”At Penguin Coast, chicks stay with their parents for about three weeks after they hatch and are fed regurgitated fish from their parents. During this time, zoo keepers and vets keep a close eye on the development of the chicks, weighing and measuring them daily for the first week to make sure that the parents are properly caring for each chick.  When a chick is three-weeks-old, the keepers remove it from the nest, and start to teach the chick that they are the source of food. This step is critical as it will allow staff to provide long term care for the birds including daily feeding, regular health exams and both routine and emergency medical care.  “For these chicks, hand rearing is especially important as they will be an important part of our education program and will need to get used to any number of different situations,” continued Kottyan.  “We’d like to make sure they have family friendly names so they can take their place with our other penguin Animal Ambassadors like Tails, Winnie and Lilly.”Visit the Maryland Zoo website at for video, photos and the chance to vote on your favorite names!  Voting is open from Friday, December 5th thru Saturday, December 20th.  You can vote once per day, so visit often to make sure your voice is heard.  The winning names will be announced on December 21st.About The Maryland Zoo in BaltimoreFounded in 1876, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third oldest zoo in the United States and is internationally known for its contributions in conservation and research. More than 1,500 animals are represented in the Zoo’s varied natural habitat exhibits in areas such as Polar Bear Watch, the Maryland Wilderness, African Journey and the award-winning Children’s Zoo. Situated in Druid Hill Park near downtown Baltimore, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. For more information, visit read more

Watching peppy videos online could make you happier

first_imgWatching high-spirited videos on YouTube after a long day at work could pep you up a bit as researchers have found that people mirror the emotions of those they see online. When a YouTuber posts a video with a generally positive tone, the audience reacts with heightened positive emotions and the same is true for other emotional states, said the study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. “Our research is a reminder that the people we encounter online influence our everyday emotions – being exposed to happy (or angry) people can make us more happy (or angry) ourselves,” said lead author of the study Hannes Rosenbusch from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the researchers examined over 2,000 video blogs, or vlogs on YouTube. Vloggers share emotions and experiences in their videos, providing a reliable source of data. The researchers focused on studying more popular vlogs, with a minimum of 10,000 subscribers. Some of their sample vlogs had millions of subscribers. To measure if people watching vlogs experienced emotional contagion or homophily, the team studied words and emotions expressed by the vloggers and analyzed the emotional language of online comments. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBeing affected by others’ emotions is known as “contagion” and “homophily” refers to the tendency of people seeking out others like themselves. The researchers modelled the effect of both immediate (contagion) and sustained (homophily) emotional reactions. They found evidence that there is both a sustained and an immediate effect that leads to YouTuber emotion correlating with audience emotion. “Our social life might move more and more to the online sphere, but emotions and the way we behave towards one another will always be steered by basic psychological processes,” Rosenbusch said.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | December 13, 2011 Hitachi Aloka Medical Showcased World’s First 4-D Elastography Option at RSNA 2011 December 13, 2011 – Hitachi Aloka Medical displayed the world’s first 4-D ultrasound elastography feature at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting this year.  The feature, available only on the company’s Hi Vision Ascendus system, uses conventional volume ultrasound probes to create live 3-D images depicting the relative stiffness of tissue.  Because certain disease processes often modify the elasticity of tissue, 2-D Elastography has been recognized as a useful tool in the characterization of tissue.  Hitachi Aloka’s 4-D implementation extends this utility by allowing clinicians to better visualize the 3-D distribution of stiffness in real-time. Since introducing the world’s first commercially-available elastography system in 2003, Hitachi Aloka has remained on the forefront of elastography research.  According to Matthew Ernst, marketing Manager for Hitachi Aloka Medical America’s radiology division, the company has been working towards 4-D for some time.  “There has been considerable research into this capability over the past few years, but to make it a reality, we had to develop a system fast enough to perform the immense number of real-time computations required,” said Ernst. “The Ascendus, with its high-powered back-end was literally tailor-made for this purpose.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more center_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

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