HALIFAX – The investigation by Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative Party into an allegation of inappropriate behaviour by former leader Jamie Baillie was fair, the party’s interim leader said Tuesday.Karla MacFarlane said she believes the use of a third-party Halifax-based lawyer was fair to both Baillie and a party staffer at the centre of the allegation.“They both had no complaints during the investigation of the process,” MacFarlane told reporters.Baillie, who announced plans last fall to step down after serving as Tory leader since 2010, was forced to quit immediately last week after the party’s investigation found he acted inappropriately and breached the legislature’s policy on workplace harassment.A news release issued Friday by party president Tara Miller said both participants chose not to follow the formal process laid out in the legislature’s harassment policy, although definitions from the policy were used to make findings which concluded that Baillie was in breach.MacFarlane said the formal process wasn’t used because the complaint was brought to the party and not the caucus — something party officials had previously stated.“I would never foster a culture of silence, so I am very proud of the steps that we took.”MacFarlane said she feels the legislature’s policy is a good one, but she’s open to looking at any additions if anyone feels they are needed.In last week’s statement, Miller said says she was told by “multiple sources” about a single incident that took place against “one individual” in December.A caucus spokeswoman later clarified that the initial information Miller received did not come directly from the individual at the centre of the complaint. She said it was the result of that person telling other people — who then went to the party president.
TORONTO — A Jewish-Indigenous inmate is suing prison authorities for alleged brutality by guards that he says has cost him income and left him with permanent injuries.In his unproven statement of claim, Timothy (Mitch) Nome, 44, who is serving an indeterminate sentence for punching a guard in 2005, makes several allegations against correctional officers he says warrant compensation of more than $1.4 million — half in punitive damages.Lawyer Max Silverman said the lawsuit is also an effort to shine a light on the “darkness behind the walls” of Canada’s prison system.“Before I started working on this case, I never would have suspected such profound cruelty in Canadian prisons,” Silverman said from Montreal. Nome is now incarcerated at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba — where he was moved in March 2017 after he said guards in British Columbia had deliberately housed him with known white supremacists.However, the claim filed on Thursday with Superior Court in Montreal, relates to the 15 months Nome spent from December 2009 to March 2012 in the special handling unit of the Quebec Regional Reception Centre in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.“Plaintiff experienced particularly brutal and violent treatment in the course of his incarceration at the special handling unit,” the claim alleges. “As a result of the incidents alleged herewithin, plaintiff began a cycle of hatred, paranoia and psychological distress that not only caused him suffering, but prolonged his correctional plan and his incarceration.”Video exists for some of the eight incidents he alleges. In some cases, the federal prison ombudsman found fault with the guards. Among the incidents:— Two guards broke his wrist and dislocated his shoulder;— A guard pulled Nome’s pants down and tried to penetrate him by hand;— A guard threatened to kill Nome’s rabbi, leading to an altercation that left the prisoner pepper-sprayed and with a broken finger;— Two guards forced him against a wall, beat him, then vandalized his skull cap;— Guards assaulted him while he was handcuffed, while one emptied a canister of gas in his face. He lost two teeth and his nose was badly broken;“Plaintiff suffered severe damage to his nose, which has yet to receive proper care as of the time of filing of this application,” the claim alleges. “Plaintiff’s fingers have been damaged and redamaged to the point that they no longer have the same function they once did.”Correctional Service Canada refused comment on Nome’s litigation because it is before the courts. It also did not say whether any correctional officers had faced disciplinary proceedings as a result of their interactions with him.“Our employees are expected to act according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and are subject to the rules of professional conduct and code of discipline,” a CSC spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. “We do not tolerate any breach of our policies and incidents of employee misconduct are investigated.”Originally from Williams Lake, B.C., Nome was born to an Orthodox Jewish mother and Cree father. He has been mostly in custody since he was 13 years old and, as an adult, has been outside prison for a mere nine months during which he groped a 14-year-old girl.Most of his offences, more than 100, occurred in custody. His current incarceration stems from August 2005 when he punched a guard.In all, the inmate spent more than 12 years in segregation at various institutions but is now classified as medium security. Although not detailed in the claim, he has previously alleged guards at a prison in B.C. poured pig lard on his kosher food or beat him. Two Federal Court suits Nome filed last year related to those incidents are in progress.Nome’s situation has previously attracted the attention of a civil liberties group, which said authorities had kept him in segregation for an unreasonable amount of time. He has had no charges since arriving at Stony Mountain, is no longer in solitary, and hoping for day parole, he said.“They’re professional staff here,” Nome said in a recent interview. “For the first time in my life, I really don’t have anything bad to say about the administration.”Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Veteran choreographer Christopher House mixes new work like Martingales with majorly reworked pieces from the past half-century. For many arts fans across this country, the name Christopher House is synonymous with Toronto Dance Theatre. And that’s as it should be. The national arts icon has spent most of his life, the past four decades, with the company—first as a performer, then as a choreographer in residence, and then as artistic director, a role he’s held since 1994.So House is well-positioned to help the company celebrate its 50th anniversary. But when it came time to mark the occasion, the dance innovator was not about to do a straight-up remounting of all his best pieces over the decades.“The founders of the company planted some very powerful seeds: they really engaged in collaboration, in creating new work, and in developing a strong group of dancers,” reflects the choreographer, who was recently named to the Order of Canada, speaking over the phone from his company’s historic Cabbagetown headquarters. “Then maybe in the second 25 years it was about me needing to be learning something new and really following my curiosity. At the same time, a more limited definition of contemporary dance has withered away; most people making dance think of themselves as broader artists now. So things have gotten way more stimulating. And that’s one thing this program reflects.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia has kindled an explosion of spirit makers — there are now 16 in Canada’s second-smallest province — through attractive craft distillery policies and collaborations with local farmers.The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) said 12 of those distilleries have popped up in the last five years, producing rum, gin, vodka and other spirits in all corners of the province.Pierre Guevremont, co-owner of Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg, N.S., said Nova Scotia is a leader among provinces in terms of its policies for craft distilleries, along with B.C. and Saskatchewan.Guevremont said distilleries get favourable margins when selling through the NSLC, and an additional markup reduction when their tipples are made with entirely Nova Scotian agricultural products.“It encourages development in the local industry,” said Guevremont on Wednesday. “We most certainly are in the midst of a boom.”NSLC spokeswoman Beverley Ware said the annual craft distillery permit is only $500, on-site store permits are $100 and if the distillery has a tasting room, a hospitality permit costs $100.Ware said the province wanted to create policies that would encourage job creation in the sector, particularly in rural areas, and spur economic growth.“It’s certainly paying off,” said Ware. “They’re contributing to the local economies and they’re contributing to the economy overall of Nova Scotia. And they’re creating a wonderful reputation for Nova Scotia spirits.”She noted Glynnevan’s Double Barrelled Canadian Rye Whisky, made in Guysborough, N.S., is a two-time silver medallist at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.Guevremont’s boutique and micro distillery received a $159,748 repayable loan Wednesday from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to expand and modernize its production facility in the picturesque port town, home of the famed schooner Bluenose II.His range of products make use of the province’s agricultural bounty, buying 20,000 pounds of berries, 5,000 pounds of pears and 17,000 pounds of apples from local farmers each year for its liqueurs, brandy and vodka.Evan MacEachern, a partner at Nova Scotia Spirit Co., said the province’s distillery boom has allowed his two-year-old company to expand its operations in Trenton, N.S., to a larger facility in nearby Stellarton, with plans for a distillery, brewery, and restaurant.Nova Scotia Spirit Co. is one of a number of distilleries that have set up shop in the province’s rural areas, with aspirations for creating tourist destinations.“We want to create an experience. The craft breweries, wineries and distilleries — we’ve all helped create a culture where people want to come and tour our facilities and really experience the whole brand,” said MacEachern, whose company makes Blue Lobster Vodka, Fisherman’s Helper White Rum and Willing To Learn Gin.Guevremont said before the explosion of distilleries came the rise of craft breweries — of which there are now roughly 55 in the province — and before that a growth in wineries.“We’re really following along in the footsteps of those other two parts of the beverage alcohol business that have come before us,” said Guevremont, who said there were only roughly three distilleries in the province when he started Ironworks nine years ago.The Crown liquor corporation said Nova Scotians are enjoying craft spirits — sales were up 85.2 per cent during the second quarter of its fiscal year from July and October 2017, reeling in $1.6 million.Ware says local brands represent three per cent of overall spirit sales, “so there’s still plenty of room to accommodate growth and our policies are in place to support that.”
HONG KONG — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local):3:30 p.m.Protesters in Hong Kong are apologizing to the public after they disrupted flights for two consecutive days at one of the busiest airports in the world.They also said Wednesday that they were sorry that some demonstrators became “easily agitated and overreacted.”On two separate occasions at the airport Tuesday, protesters surrounded and held captive two men from mainland China whom they believed to be spies. One man is a reporter for the Global Times, a state-run Chinese newspaper, and the identity of the other man remains unclear.More than 300 flights were cancelled Tuesday and Monday out of the Hong Kong airport after thousands of pro-democracy protesters packed into the main terminal. Operations were returning to normal Wednesday.___8:30 a.m.Check-in counters have reopened at Hong Kong’s airport after being shut during protests the previous day.About three dozen protesters remained camped out in the arrivals area Wednesday morning. Flights appeared to be operating normally.The airport closed check-in for remaining flights late Tuesday afternoon as protesters swarmed the terminal and blocked access to immigration for departing passengers.More than 100 flights were cancelled on the fifth consecutive day protesters occupied the airport. Airlines had still been trying to clear a backlog of more than 200 flights from Monday.The airport disruptions escalated a summer of demonstrations aimed at what many Hong Kong residents see as an increasing erosion of the freedoms they were promised in 1997 when Communist Party-ruled mainland China took over what had been a British colony.The Associated Press
Staff at Brock University are sounding the alarm on new job scams targeting students which could see them, among other things, being used as pawns in fraudulent activity.In one recent incident, a fraudster posing as an employer at a legitimate organization hired a student via email without any face-to-face interaction. On the student’s first day of work, their job description suddenly changed and they were asked to deposit a cheque and run errands for the employer who was suddenly out of the country.Alarm bells went off and the student didn’t cash the cheque. Instead, they followed up with Career Services staff at Brock who helped to verify with the real employer that no such person worked for the company and that the job offered did not exist.In another similar case, an unsuspecting student cashed a counterfeit employer’s cheque and conducted the errands they were asked to carry out only to be later told by the bank that the cheque was a fake and that they were on the hook for $2,500.“This student cashed a phony cheque that bounced, which is considered fraud,” says Amy Elder, director of Career Services at Brock. “The bank couldn’t go after the individual who issued the cheque, since it was a fake. So the student was unfortunately responsible for paying it back because the bank had no other recourse.”Fraudulent job postings are increasing in number and sophistication. Thieves are using clever tactics and technology to make it more difficult to identify scams. And trusting students are sometimes being lured by promises of high pay and benefits.“These types of scams have always been around,” adds Elder. “Especially when the job market is tight for youth, as it is now.”Brock’s Career Services and Co-op offices, and the Goodman School of Business‘ Career Development Office have stringent mechanisms in place for the approval of employer accounts and postings with the University’s job board system.In light of the recent increase in online job scams targeting students, all three offices are working collaboratively to address issues as they arise. Additionally, these on-campus groups employ trained professionals who are well versed in recruitment practices and available to coach students on all issues related to their job search.“We manage a large volume of postings every day and we ensure we have done our due diligence to verify employers, review postings and look for anything that doesn’t sound legitimate,” says Stephanie Harper, manager of the Goodman School’s Career Development Office. “Some scams are really creative and difficult to identify, so students are encouraged to contact one of the three campus career offices if they are unsure about a job posting or have questions about an employer.”Brock University staff may be diligent about weeding out fraudulent postings on campus, but have no control over what is posted on public job posting sites.“We want our students and any other job seekers to educate themselves and be cautious,” says Lisa Kuiper, who oversees employer development for Brock’s Career Services. “We want students to notify us if they come across something that doesn’t seem right to them. Even if you’re not sure, ask the question. We’re here to help.“We’ve had students come into our office telling us how embarrassed and stupid they feel having fallen for these scams,” adds Kuiper. “But we want our students to know that we and other services at Brock are here as a resource help them out.”Brock’s Career Services has prepared a list of the most prevalent kinds of job scams, as well as a list of red flags to help you determine if an online job posting is legitimate or not. The general public should also be aware and should immediately report anything that does not seem legitimate on any job-posting sites.
Issue 5, March/April 1989Ninja Gaiden is the main story.Zelda 2 gets a follow-up story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Castlevania 2 and Zelda 2.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Castlevania 2, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Zelda 2.Issue 6, May/June 1989Ninja Gaiden gets a follow-up story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Zelda and Zelda 2.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Bubble Bobble, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Zelda 2. Issue 38, July 1992For the magazine’s 4th anniversary, Nintendo Power published classic tips and codes for older games, including Castlevania 2.Issue 45, February 1993Classified Information includes tips and codes for Kid Icarus. Issue 7, July/August 1989Mega Man 2 is the main story.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Super Mario Bros. 2, Zelda, and Zelda 2.Issue 8, September/October 1989Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Castlevania 2, Metroid, and Zelda 2.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Mega Man 2 and Ninja Gaiden.Issue 9, November/December 1989Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Mega Man 2.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Mega Man 2 and Ninja Gaiden.Issue 10, January/February 1989Double Dragon 2: The Revenge gets an article.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Bubble Bobble, Kid Icarus, and Mega Man 2. Issue 29, October 1991Metroid gets its own story in a look back at the game.Issue 30, November 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about The Legend of Zelda.Issue 31, December 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Startropics.Issue 35, April 1992Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Startropics. Sealed Copy of NES Cult Classic ‘Kid Icarus’ Earns $9K at AuctionMike Tyson Is Still Pissed Over Nintendo’s ‘Punch-Out!!’ Stay on target The NES Classic Edition is coming out soon. Some gamers might turn their nose up at the prospect of spending money on games that could easily (and illegally) be emulated or purchased piecemeal (and for over twice as much) on the Virtual Console, but it still looks like a rad little device. It’s $60 for 30 games that are almost 30 years old, but it’s also a half-sized NES with a full-size controller you can plug into a Wiimote for Virtual Console games, too!Back before GameFAQs and message boards, we had only a few sources for tips, walkthroughs, and cheat codes. And NES games were balls hard, so they were even more necessary then. Nintendo Power was the best for that, a monthly magazine Nintendo itself put out filled with maps and codes.Archive.org had Nintendo Power‘s first 15 years up for a few months, but Nintendo pulled a (legally defensible, arguably necessary in our current system of copyright protection) dick move and had them taken down. Still, there’s eBay, any old issues you might have in the basement, and a variety of digital means we can’t legally point you towards. So here are all the Nintendo Power issues you need to check out to get through all the games in the NES Classic Edition! The first issue of Nintendo Power came out after many of the early games on the system, so it’s pretty front-loaded. On the other hand, it means you can get tips on a half dozen NES Classic Ediiton games in just that one issue. Special thanks to the fans taking care of the Nintendo Wikia for its extensive information about Nintendo Power. They saved me a trip to my parents’ house.Issue 1, July/August 1988Super Mario Bros. 2 is the main story.The Legend of Zelda gets its own story about the Second Quest.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Castlevania, Ghosts & Goblins, Kid Icarus, Metroid, and Super Mario Bros. Issue 12, May/June 1990Super C is the main story.Final Fantasy is the second story.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Mega Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. Issue 21, February 1991Startropics is the main story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about The Legend of Zelda.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3.Issue 22, March 1991Startropics gets a second story.Issue 23, April 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Startropics.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Startropics.Issue 24, May 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Startropics.Issue 25, June 1991Classified Information includes tips and codes for Double Dragon 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3.Issue 26, July 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about The Legend of Zelda.Issue 28, September 1991Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Final Fantasy and Startropics. Issue 13/Strategy Guide 1, June 1990It’s nothing but Super Mario Bros. 3 from start to finish. It’s great.Issue 14, July/August 1990Final Fantasy gets a follow-up story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Super C.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Double Dragon 2 and Super C.Issue 16, September/October 1990Final Fantasy gets another story.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Final Fantasy. Issue 2, September/October 1988Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest is the main story.Super Mario Bros. 2 gets a follow-up story with more maps.Classified Information includes codes for Kid Icarus.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Kid Icarus, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Super Mario BroIssue 3, November/December 1988Classified Information includes tips for Gradius and Super Mario Bros. Issue 18, November/December 1990Dr. Mario is the main story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Super Mario Bros. 3.Issue 20, January 1991Classified Information includes tips and codes for Final Fantasy. Issue 11, March/April 1990Super Mario Bros 3. is the main story.Classified Information includes tips and codes for Double Dragon 2 and Mega Man 2. Issue 4, January/February 1989The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link is the main story.Counselor’s Corner answers questions about Castlevania 2, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros. Issue 17/Strategy Guide 3, October 1990It’s all Final Fantasy. Issue 48, May 1993Kirby’s Adventure gets a story.
Watch: Humpback Whale, Sailboat Almost Collide in CaliforniaWatch: Great White Shark Bumps Into Boat Near Whale Carcass Stay on target Two female beluga whales became the first residents of the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary, after completing a complicated journey that included being flown on a Boeing 747 plane from Shanghai, China to Iceland.The 12-year-old whales, named Little Grey and Little White, were previously part of the “entertainment” at the Changfeng Ocean World aquarium in China. They will now live out the rest of their lives in the sanctuary at Klettsvik Bay on the island of Heimaey, located off the southern coast of Iceland.What a week!Little White and Little Grey completed the 6,000 miles from China to Iceland – watch the monumental journey with @Cargolux_Intl here! pic.twitter.com/Ry4nqexcTT— Beluga Sanctuary (@BelugaSanctuary) June 21, 2019The first of its kind, the sanctuary was created to rehabilitate captive dolphins and whales.The conservation charity SEA LIFE TRUST, which has been at the forefront of the project, said the bay was selected to “provide a more natural sub-Arctic environment and wilder habitat for these amazing whales to call home.”The logistical challenge of transporting two beluga whales by air, land and sea was carefully planned by a team of global experts. The 6,000-mile journey took 30 hours to complete.One of the whales in an aquarium in China before being transported to its new home in Iceland. (Photo Credit: SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary)Each beluga was individually lifted onto specially designed stretchers and placed into specially built transportation boxes before they were lifted out of the aquarium by crane and loaded into two lorries. Little Grey and Little White then traveled by road to Pu Dong International airport, where they boarded a specially chartered cargo plane, a Boeing 747-400ERF that flew them to Keflavik Airport in Iceland.After the flight, the belugas were transported to a ferry to Heiamey Island and transferred to the beluga sanctuary landside facility and placed into a special care pool for assessment, before their release into the open-water sanctuary.The sanctuary is at Klettsvik Bay on the island of Heimaey, located off the southern coast of Iceland. (Photo Credit: SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary)In the facility, the whales will be part of a training program to prepare them for release and help them put on extra blubber to get used to colder North Atlantic waters.“It’s important for us to help the whales to acclimatize to a much colder and natural environment where they will need to adapt to freezing temperatures, the local fauna, wildlife and much deeper waters,” said Mark Todd, an independent marine mammal behavior expert and consultant on the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary.Little Grey and Little White will take part in a training program to prime them for release into the bay. (Photo Credit: SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary)To help Little Grey and Little White gain confidence for interacting with the local fauna and wildlife in the bay, the project team will carefully introduce them to creatures such as crabs and other shellfish as well plant life such as sea kelp found in the local area. They will also take part in training designed to increase their fitness and ability to hold their breath underwater for longer in the deeper waters.The whales are originally from Russian Arctic waters and it is believed they were two or three years old when captured.UPDATE Over the weekend Little White and Little Greyhave been eating well and have settled into their care pool nicely.They’ll stay in their temporary home under quarantine for 40+ days, until theyare ready to be moved to their permanent open water home! pic.twitter.com/HIZ3HL5U9m— Beluga Sanctuary (@BelugaSanctuary) June 25, 2019More than 3,000 whales and dolphins are kept in captivity and conservationists are hoping that up to eight other belugas could join Little Grey and Little White in the future.“The world’s first whale sanctuary represents a pathway to the end of the keeping of whales and dolphins confined for entertainment,” said Cathy Williamson, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s End Captivity Programme Policy Manager.More on Geek.com:Photographer Captures ‘Horrific’ Photo of Whale With Sliced-Off Tail After Boat StrikeWatch: Humpback Whale Swims With Dolphins Off Irish CoatOne of the World’s Rarest Whales Recorded Singing fo First Time
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Former Miami Heat stars Ray Allen and Shane Battier were among the famous people who put on their poker face for charity in Miami Beach, Sunday.The nation’s largest after-school program, After-School All-Stars, hosted its fourth annual charity poker tournament at Nobu Miami, located along Collins Avenue, near 45th Street.Allen and Battier joined other athletes, celebrities and philanthropists as they raised the stakes to give back to South Florida children.Since its inception four years ago, the annual event has raised more than $1.5 million to help fulfill the program’s mission of helping low-income students succeed in school and life.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Listen X flickr Congressman Kevin Brady fielded questions about tax reform at CPAC, the annual conservative political conference near Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon. Some constituents had hoped he would attend a town hall before the end of this week’s congressional recess. They’re planning to go ahead with the event, with or without the congressman.Brady attended a town hall in The Woodlands during the last congressional break in January. At the time, he faced occasionally hostile questioning over Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Brady, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, is one of those leading that effort. A group of Montgomery County residents who attended the January forum arranged another one for this Saturday.“I guess we’ll just have an extended question and answer period with our experts and the people that are there,” says Kevin Thompson of Porter, one of the organizers.Thompson says he hopes the town hall won’t be a purely partisan affair. “If Republicans came, we would love it,” he says, “because they would see the commonalities we all share on like, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security and Medicare and education. You know, cause we all really have a lot more in common that we do differences. It’s just, a lot of times, the shouting gets in the way.”The event is scheduled to take place in Conroe, Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Share 00:00 /01:09 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Reddit, the self-proclaimed front page of the internet, is now serving up more than 1.4 billion native video views per month. Reddit released the new data point Tuesday as part of a a 2018 year in review report, which also highlighted continued growth in the site’s popular crowd-sourced “ask me anything” interview format.The social community juggernaut officially launched native video uploads in August of 2017, and surpassed 1 billion monthly views in September. By the end of November, that number had surged to over 1.4 billion. Every day, users upload more than 400,000 hours of video to the service, which is up 38% from the beginning of the year.Altogether, Reddit attracted more than 330 million users per month in 2018, who collectively view more than 14 billion pages every month, and have generated some 153 million posts and 1.2 billion comments to date. Popular on Variety “Across the site, we saw a surge in activity in 2018, growing 22% YoY in engagement (posts + comments + votes) and 30% YoY in views,” said Reddit’s senior communications manager Christine Cassis in a blog post.Reddit first revealed that it had over 330 million monthly active users in April. On Tuesday, it added a little more color to that number, revealing that its most-upvoted post of 2018 was one about Sinclair Broadcasting’s practice to make local news anchors deliver scripted opinion pieces; that a single post about “Avengers: Infinity War” surpassed 77,000 comments; and that the “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” subreddit now generates more comments than the “Game of Thrones” subreddit.Equally noteworthy is the continued success of Reddit’s “Ask me anything” (AMA) interview format. The service hosted more than 1800 AMAs this year. The most popular personality to answer questions posed by Reddit’s community was Bill Gates, whose interview not only topped the list of most-upvoted AMAs, but also was the most-commented-on one. “No matter which way we slice the data, Bill Gates reigns supreme,” quipped Cassis. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
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The multi-year… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems October 3, 2018 — Leica Biosystems announced the U.S. launch of MammoPort, the first integrated specimen containment and transport system for breast tissue biopsies.”Mammoport is the only tissue containment system which unites pathology and radiology colleagues in their common desire for maintaining tissue integrity throughout the entire radiological tissue acquisition to the pathologic diagnostic process,” said Darius R. Gilvydis, M.D., breast imaging specialist at Edward-Elmhurst Health.With medical errors representing a leading cause of death, experts recommend developing consensus protocols that streamline the delivery of medicine and reduce variability to improve quality and lower costs in healthcare. By integrating MammoPort with the Mammotome revolve breast biopsy device, the tissue containment and transport system is standardized, minimizing the potential for error and tissue damage.Current breast biopsy methods require over 300 different processing steps and 14 interdepartmental handoffs, resulting in an increased chance for tissue damage, according to Heather Renko-Breed, global product manager at Leica Biosystems. MammoPort eliminates the need for manual tissue handling by radiology technologists, protecting the quality of the biopsied tissue and enhancing ease of use.”Mammoport is the first system to completely eliminate unnecessary tissue manipulation and calcification separation, therefore maintaining critically important tissue orientation, size and integrity,” said Gilvydis. “This is performed without crush damage to the tissue from tweezers as with other systems. This maintenance of tissue integrity allows improved diagnostic accuracy, which can lead to improved patient treatment and outcomes.”The Mammotome revolve breast biopsy device automatically places the tissue into the tissue trays. The radiology technologist then inserts the tray with the samples into the Mammoport container, and it is transported to the radiograph. Once the calcifications are confirmed, the radiology technologist marks the container with the breast cores of interest, placing it into formalin for seamless transport to the pathology lab for grossing and processing.MammoPort eliminates the need to manually separate tissue with calcifications from non-calcifications, helping prevent potential medical errors. The specimens remain individually contained to maintain the orientation and location of the calcifications, and the marked container helps to ensure the proper patient information and critical specimen identification of calcifications remain intact throughout the process.”The hard work of detecting the breast abnormality, acquiring the tissue during the biopsy process, can all be undone by manual crush manipulation during the separation of tissue and calcifications,” said Gilvydis. “Mammoport eliminates this pitfall and helps bridge tissue integrity throughout the acquisition and diagnostic process from radiology to pathology.”For more information: www.leicabiosystems.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more
https://twitter.com/Juezcentral/status/643886157189783552After four games as the starter for Real Madrid, keeper Keylor Navas has yet to allow a single goal. The Costa Rican helped his club to a 4-0 victory over Ukraine’s Shaktar Donetsk to begin Champions League play Tuesday, adding to an already historic streak. Navas is now the first goalie in the 113-year history of Real Madrid to begin a season with four consecutive shutouts.Navas also remains the only goalkeeper in Spain’s La Liga to have not given up a goal. However, his scoreless streak was in jeopardy on two occasions Tuesday. With just a minute left in stoppage time, Shaktar offered up a would-be goal towards the net, but the acrobatic Navas leaped up to deflect the ball at the last second.https://twitter.com/suite360ec/status/643885969066881024Navas’ historic play comes on the heels of the club’s botched transfer attempt for Manchester United goalie David De Gea, as club president Florentino Pérez was ready to ship away the Costa Rican in exchange for the Spaniard De Gea. The 28-year-old goalie has remained professional throughout the process and has now brought one of the most decorated clubs in football history to new heights.Though he seems to remain perpetually unaffected, disaster nearly struck in the first period of the Champions League affair when a pass from a teammate clanged off of Navas’ shoe and almost rolled into the corner of the goal. Call it Costa Rican Independence Day luck, but whatever it was, it kept Navas with a clean sheet in his third Champions League start.https://vine.co/v/eUWbeAvdLmLNavas and Real Madrid return to La Liga play on Saturday when they take on Granada in a game that will kickoff at 8 a.m. Costa Rican time. Facebook Comments Related posts:WATCH: Keylor Navas makes two incredible saves, extends historic shutout streak WATCH: Keylor Navas records another shutout for Real Madrid WATCH: Real Madrid star Keylor Navas makes Tico teen’s wish come true Keylor Navas and Real Madrid beat Wolfsburg to classify for Champions League semifinals
There are subtle differences across cultures in the way people understand the role that luck plays in their lives. Latin American culture in general, and Costa Rican culture in particular, are filled with references to fortune and providence. Every day, Ticos use expressions such as “por dicha” (roughly translated as “luckily”), “si Dios quiere” and “Dios mediante” (“God willing”), and my personal favorite “ojalá” (derived from the Arab “Insha’Allah” but used mostly as a way of saying “Let’s hope”). I have a sense that these are more than idioms or simple phrases. They communicate a certain worldview, the notion that we are subject to forces we cannot fully control, the idea that the future will be shaped not just by our actions but also by indomitable chance.Other cultures put a stronger emphasis on individual initiative as a factor of success. A whole industry of self-help books and seminars rests on the assumption that outcomes depend on personal will and enterprise, implying that people are conversely responsible for their inability to attain their goals and objectives. It is easy to see how this would prove useful for a society: it generates an incentive for people to work hard. It allows for a sense of accountability that is essential to any collective endeavor. It opens the door to necessary criticism. It brings attention to the specific, personal challenges and not just the structural, shared problems. Yet I feel that, taken to the extreme, the self-help philosophy can also be a heavy burden. In a world where everyone is trying to succeed and not everyone is succeeding, it is not always fair to blame people for their failures. Sometimes, we are dealt an unlucky hand. As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations, have marked the birth of a New Year. Some defy the choking hazard of eating 12 grapes in 12 seconds in order to secure prosperity and even find out what number to play in the lottery (corresponding to the number of seeds they find in the grapes). I’ve heard of friends who wear their underwear inside out and then put it back on the right way after twelve o’clock, families that fill up their fridges to ensure a yearlong supply of food, and mothers who hand out uncooked chickpeas or lentils to carry around as a charm (no explanation as to the choice of legume).Despite a healthy propensity for skepticism and a strong belief in the importance of scientific method, my family and I observe several New Year traditions. We run around the block with a suitcase, hoping we’ll get to travel in the upcoming year; we wear yellow clothes on January 1 for good luck and happiness; and we pick Santa Lucía flowers to store in our wallets to provide us with love, health and money.It is true that the line dividing tradition and superstition can sometimes be blurry, in Costa Rica and everywhere else. But few people actually believe that failure to carry around a purple flower will lead them to bankruptcy, or that running half a mile with 30 pounds of luggage will grant them platinum flyer status. Like many of the things we do, New Year rites serve as signposts to guide us through the tides of change. They provide some sense of permanence amidst the mutability of life and the inexorable passage of time. We preserve these customs because – for the most part – they are harmless and fun. I suspect that we also maintain them as a salutation to luck, as an acknowledgment that, in the year ahead, we will need a lot of help from God, fate and/or lottery tickets. Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada Sure, Costa Ricans could use a stricter sense of responsibility in some areas. As a people, we could be more organized in programming actions and managing risks. We could improve the mechanisms by which we promote and reward individual initiative and ingenuity. We could be better at giving and receiving criticism, allowing people to think strategically about their impact on the success or failure of a particular project. On the whole, Ticos could benefit from attributing less to chance and more to human behavior. But I hope we never lose awareness of the myriad things outside our power. I hope we are able to develop greater ownership without forgetting that we will never fully control our destiny.There is something profoundly moving in seeing a hard-working janitor carry in his pocket an estampita (a small picture of a deity or saint), hoping it will drive away potential thieves; something precious in seeing grownups throw a bucket of water outside their window to get rid of bad luck. Whether it stems from religious fervor or simple optimism, it reveals a humility that might contribute to our overall wellbeing.Beyond the specific rituals of each person or household, it is nice to know we continue to have faith in what life has in store. We continue to trust the unknown. From shantytowns to mansions, from the most educated to the barely literate, we are somehow united by that feeling of the New Year, by our commitment to enter the future with the will to work hard and the hope that luck will be on our side.So, here’s to 2019, a year we will not be able to control but we just might be able to conquer. Ojalá.Originally published on Jan. 17, 2015. Facebook Comments Ticos in a winter wonderland Related posts:Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck Ticos in a winter wonderland You can’t speak Spanish without huevos
‘It’s such a loss’ – Tom Petty mourned at Grammy Awards by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2018 9:05 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – With song and words, Tom Petty was mourned at the Grammys, with artists as diverse as a children’s music writer and one of the most successful contemporary songwriters of all time both calling his music the soundtrack of their lives.During the Grammy telecast, a separate tribute to Petty was made by Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris, who performed Petty’s “Wildflowers” with the lyrics “Sail away, kill off the hours/You belong somewhere you feel free.”Petty, who produced classics that include “Free Fallin’,” ”Refugee” and “American Girl,” died in October at 66 from a drug overdose. He was one of several high-profile artists who died over the past year, including Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Chester Bennington and Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries.Stapleton joined Petty’s tour with his band the Heartbreakers for a few stops on what would be their last tour last year. The last thing Petty told him was if he’d be willing to do it again, which was a thrill to Stapleton.“I’m such a huge fan,” said Stapleton backstage, citing “Wildflowers” as one of his favourite songs and adding that it was hard to go onstage to honour Petty. “There was a tear in my eye.”Stapleton, who won three Grammys on Sunday, said the music industry lost so many people in 2017. “It’s been a rough year.” He hoped his performance with Harris helped somebody find “some relief or peace.”On the red carpet before the show, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb called Petty’s music “the soundtrack of my life.” She was at his final concert at the Hollywood Bowl. “It was another amazing concert of his,” she said. “It’s such a loss.”Songwriter Diane Warren called the loss of Petty a “shame,” adding “There are so many great artists who didn’t have to go.” Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. also was mourning the loss. He said he had the opportunity to open for Petty and “I didn’t realize how much of his music I knew. It was like the soundtrack of my life.”Country superstar Reba McEntire called Petty a great mentor. “What I liked about Tom Petty was that he knew what he wanted and he wasn’t going to take any route left or right. He wanted it this way,” she said. “He’s just a cool dude, really sweet and had a great head on his shoulders.”___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason
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