Six Moroccan Law Enforcement Officers in Prison for Taking a Bribe

Rabat – Six Moroccan gendarmerie officers have been sentenced by the Kenitra Court of Appeals to two months in prison for taking bribes from motorists.The law enforcement officers were caught in the act of soliciting and accepting bribes from motorists to avoid traffic law infringements.The court based its verdict on a video footage showing the defendants receiving bribery. According to daily newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya, two other Gendarmerie officers were acquitted for lack of evidence. read more

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UN welcomes US Presidents call for 770 million to fight food crisis

Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP, said yesterday that “urgent consideration by the US Congress will help prevent wide-scale human suffering due to soaring food prices.” She added that, “today, for those living on less than US$1 a day, the impact of soaring food prices is catastrophic.”The President of the World Bank Group, which provides funding for development around the globe, also welcomed the announcement by Mr. Bush.“These funds will help put food in the mouths of millions of people who are struggling to survive as prices rise,” Robert B. Zoellick said. “Importantly, US action goes beyond the critical short-term needs and aims to deal with the causes of the crisis so millions will not suffer again.”Mr. Zoellick also welcomed the fact that the announcement came after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had assembled an international task force to tackle the global food crisis.“By combining emergency support for the neediest, with support for agricultural production, and international action on trade, the US package takes us closer to the integrated international response needed to build sustainable solutions,” he said. 2 May 2008The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has thanked United States President George Bush “for his urgent call to action to combat the advance of hunger among the world’s most vulnerable,” after Mr. Bush asked the US Congress to provide an additional $770 million for food aid and development work. read more

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Iraqi refugees regret returning home UN agency finds

A majority of Iraqi refugees who have returned to Baghdad from neighbouring countries have regretted their decision, citing insecurity, economic hardship and a lack of basic public services, according to a new poll carried out by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The survey of more than 2,300 Iraqis who returned to Baghdad’s Resafa and Karkh districts between 2007 and 2008 found that more than one third said they are uncertain whether they will stay permanently in Iraq and would consider seeking asylum in nearby nations again if conditions do not improve.UNHCR staff carried out the poll from April to September this year, both in person and over the telephone.Those surveyed spoke of many instances of explosions, harassment, military operations and kidnapping occurring in their areas of return, agency spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva today.“Many interviewed stated that they were obliged to return to Iraq because they could no longer afford the high cost of living in asylum States,” she said, voicing UNHCR’s continued concern over forcible deportations of Iraqi refugees from their countries of asylum to Iraq.Nearly 90 per cent of those interviewed told the agency that their current income cannot cover their families’ needs in Iraq.“One of the principal challenges for Iraqi returnees is finding regular employment, making them reliant on irregular jobs, which are often not available,” Ms. Fleming said. A similar survey carried out on the Syrian and Jordanian borders found that most Iraqi refugees living in those two nations are reluctant to permanently return to their home country, with nearly half of the respondents listing political uncertainty as their main reason to not repatriate.“UNHCR does not envisage wide-scale returns to Iraq in the short-term,” its spokesperson noted.Although the agency does not promote returning to Iraq, it continues to help refugees who voluntarily wish to go home, in close coordination with the country’s authorities. From 2007, UNHCR has assisted nearly 3,000 Iraqis return to their home country.According to the Iraqi Government, more than 18,000 Iraqi refugees have returned from countries of asylum from January through August this year, and UNHCR is spending $100 million this year in Iraq to alleviate the conditions of the internally displaced and help destitute returnees re-integrate. 19 October 2010A majority of Iraqi refugees who have returned to Baghdad from neighbouring countries have regretted their decision, citing insecurity, economic hardship and a lack of basic public services, according to a new poll carried out by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). read more

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Flamborough headon crash sends woman to hospital

Everyone is expected to recover from a dramatic head-on car crash in Flamborough.A woman was driving a Chevy Cavalier south on Cooper Rd near Concession 10 West and two men were in a cube van heading north when the two vehicles collided. Police were called at about quarter after nine this morning after other drivers came upon the wreckage. The woman had to be cut out of her car and was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital; she is now stable. the two men were taken to a hospital in nearby Cambridge with injuries described as minor. Video: Lisa Hepfner reports from the scene read more

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JT Barrett loses summer scholarship following drunkdriving citation

OSU redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs with the ball during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway Township, NJ . OSU won 49-7. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorWhen Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett was cited early Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, he not only lost his starting spot for at least one game, but he also might have lost thousands of dollars.OSU coach Urban Meyer announced on Monday that in addition to a one-game suspension that Barrett will serve during Saturday’s home game against Minnesota, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native also had a scholarship taken away as punishment for the citation. “When a kid has an issue like that, there’s some type of punitive damage as far as missing a game or something, and then they forfeit their scholarship at some point,” Meyer said, adding that the scholarship revokement was something he has done in the past.The scholarship was later confirmed by an OSU spokesman to be Barrett’s summer aid — compensation given by OSU to athletes who are taking six or more academic credit hours during the summer term.The spokesman added that the team holds workouts over the summer, and players are required to take at least six credit hours to attend. The summer aid also covers housing and living expenses.According to OSU’s website, the out-of-state tuition rate for six credit hours in the Summer 2015 term was $6,676.10 for Barrett’s communication major, and that does not include the other cost-of-living expenses..Meyer confirmed that the suspension was not mandatory under OSU’s drug-and-alcohol policy, but the coach handed it down himself. He also said Barrett will undergo counseling through the university.Meyer said another punishment is still under consideration for the redshirt sophomore: the forfeiture of his team captaincy.“You know, I visited with some older players about that, my initial reaction was he might and let me just talk to some guys,” Meyer said. “But it was very strong with the leadership on the team to (not take it away). I’m still in my own mind going through that. And as of now, no.”Co-captain and senior left tackle Taylor Decker said Barrett had handled everything as he should since the citation, but he doesn’t know what the decision will ultimately be on the captaincy.“He took the responsibility,” Decker said. “He actually called me Sunday because he just wanted to explain to me what happened himself. I thought that was a really mature move by him.”Decker added that it is hard to believe that Barrett would be the one to get in trouble after witnessing his character for three years.“We haven’t really had a ton of issues on this team, and then in the bye week I thought we made it clear that we shouldn’t have any, and then for it to happen from a guy like him, I think (stunned) is a perfect word for it,” Decker said.Meyer said he initially learned about the incident from a 6 a.m. text message. He was so surprised by the news that he immediately called the person who texted him to confirm that he was reading it correctly.Barrett then visited Meyer’s house later on Saturday to talk to him in person about the situation. Meyer said he told the quarterback that he will now have to deal with something he never has before: a damaged reputation.“When they say, you’re too short, you don’t run fast enough, your arm strength isn’t good enough, you’re just an average quarterback, you can deal with that. You just outwork it,” Meyer said. “When they start attacking who you are, especially people who don’t know who you are, and I told him, that’s the toughest thing he’ll ever have to deal with is that now there’s some question as to who you are.”Meyer said Barrett drove to pick someone up to give him or her a ride home. The quarterback told his coach that he did not believe he was over the legal blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 percent to drive a motor vehicle, though the limit is 0.02 percent for an underage individual like the 20-year-old Barrett.As for the game against Minnesota, Meyer officially announced on Monday that it will be redshirt junior Cardale Jones getting the start at quarterback. Jones had started 10 consecutive games going back to last season’s Big Ten Championship Game before being pulled in favor of Barrett in OSU’s Week 8 game at Rutgers.Beyond Minnesota, Meyer said he hasn’t given the identity of the starting quarterback too much thought.“If he’s good enough and if he’s earns that right (he will start again),” Meyer said about Barrett. “I haven’t even gone that far yet.”The Buckeyes, with Jones returning to the starting quarterback spot, are set to take on Minnesota on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Artificial intelligence to diagnose heart disease

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Artificial intelligence that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer could be used by the NHS this year.Researchers at an Oxford hospital developed a system that they claim could save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier.The heart disease technology will start to be available to NHS hospitals for free this summer.Geneticist Sir John Bell, told BBC News that AI could “save the NHS”.”There is about £2.2bn spent on pathology services in the NHS. You may be able to reduce that by 50 per cent. AI may be the thing that saves the NHS,” he said.Cardiologists currently diagnose problems by monitoring the timing of the heartbeat in scans but are not always accurate, with one in five patients either suffering a heart attack or undergoing an unnecessary operation.The AI system developed at the John Radcliffe Hospital is said to diagnose heart scans much more accurately by picking up details that doctors cannot see.The technology has been tested in clinical trials in six cardiology units, with the results due to be published this year. Called Ultromics, it was trained to identify potential problems in the scans of 1,000 patients treated over the past seven years, along with information about whether they went on to have heart problems.”As cardiologists, we accept that we don’t always get it right at the moment,” Prof Leeson said.“But now there is a possibility that way may be able to do better.”If confirmed, it will be available for free to NHS hospitals across the country,Prof Sir Malcolm Grant, the chairman of NHS England, said in 2015 that artificial intelligence would bring NHS patients a greater quality of care by better diagnosing medical conditions and personalising treatment.He said the health service would benefit hugely from the use of machine learning and robots, suggesting that if such technology could outperform humans, it would be “daft” not to use it.He acknowledged that the subject was “fraught with ethical issues” but suggested that the medical profession needed to be “more focused” in the way that it used treatments.Of 60,000 heart scans carried out each year, 12,000 are reportedly misdiagnosed at an estimated cost of £600million. Researchers believe AI could provide early diagnosis for heart diseasecenter_img Researchers believe AI could provide early diagnosis for heart disease But Prof Paul Leeson, a cardiologist who developed the system, said data indicates that it had greatly outperformed his fellow heart specialists.last_img read more

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Turning complex metallurgy into a viable project

first_imgCore Resources describes itself as “a specialist metallurgical flowsheet development group with the experience and genuine process engineering capability needed to develop real-world solutions for difficult resources.“Your resource could be a primary ore resource, a process bleed stream, or a tailings or effluent stream. Core also has extensive experience in the new generation of speciality and strategic minerals including processing and purification of lithium, graphite, rare earth elements, scandium, cobalt and antimony. Core has a long track record in developing real-world processing solutions that have helped to enable these kinds of mineral projects.”Here are some projects where Core’s track record of process work on complex resources has enabled projects to move forward:Refractory Gold: GPM Gold owns the Zod gold mine and Ararat Processing facility in Armenia, where an oxide resource had been mined for over 20 years. With the oxide ore depleting, gold recovery from the underlying 14.5 Mt sulphide resource was running at less than 20%. Following a PFS and DFS, flowsheet development and piloting all carried out by Core, GPM Gold has modernised its processing operations with the $140 million construction of an Albion Process treatment plant (shown in the picture) and associated plant/mine upgrades and is now achieving >95% gold recovery.Rare Earth Elements: Hastings Technology Metals is an ASX listed explorer developing the Yangibana rare earths project in Western Australia, one of the largest and most accessible Rare Earths deposits in Australia. Hastings is targeting production of neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and europium. Core carried out expert flowsheet design, testwork design and management, along with flotation and hydrometallurgical testwork services to support the project’s PFS.High Arsenic: Sagittarius Mines is developing the Tampakan project in The Philippines, one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper resources with 2,940 Mt at a grade of 0.51% Cu and 0.19 g/t Au – a massive, but complex, resource. Working with previous project owners Xstrata, Core developed the new Toowong Process – a hydrometallurgical process to reduce the arsenic content of Tampakan copper concentrates to a level of <0.1% As, which would rank the Tampakan concentrates as some of the cleanest and most valuable in the world.Gold/Antimony Tailings: Stibium Mining and its investment partners acquired the historic Cons Murch gold-antimony mine in South Africa with the support and assistance of Core. Core is now assisting Stibium with on-site support in the recovery and retreatment of gold tailings, and with expansion strategies to ramp up gold and antimony production.Refractory Gold Tailings: Panterra Gold has a 5 Mt refractory gold tailings resource at its Las Lagunas project in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Inefficient past processing had left a resource grading nearly 4 g/t Au. Following test work and pilot plant work at Core, Panterra has constructed an Albion Process plant and is now producing gold at an annualised rate of over 40,000 oz/y at a C1 cash cost of less than $700/oz. Panterra is also looking at supplementary feed sources to further extend the life of the processing facility..last_img read more

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Nestlé wants 100 of their cocoa to come from sustainable sources

first_imgNESTLÉ IRELAND SAY they are on target to achieve 100% cocoa from sustainable sources by end of 2015.If they attain this they will become the first major confectionery company in Ireland to do so.To date, 60% of the cocoa purchased by Nestlé is from certified farms working with the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, said the company.FarmersDeirdre O’Donoghue, Country Manager for Nestlé Ireland said if they reach this goal it will make a real difference to farmers and their communities.In 2009, Nestlé announced that over the next 10 years it would invest over €90 million into plant science and sustainability initiatives as part their Nestlé Cocoa Plan, which was developed to support small scale cocoa farmers around the world.Farmers are awarded certification after they have been trained to grow better crops, generate more income and create opportunities whilst safeguarding the environment and natural resources.Independent third parties monitor the farms and businesses involved ensuring sound agricultural practices, safe and healthy working conditions are in place. There must also be no child labour, said Nestlé.In order to achieve their target, Nestlé state that they have been working with the FAIRTRADE Foundation, an independent certification body which licenses the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products.Today, more than 1.5 million people – farmers and workers – across 66 developing countries benefit from the international FAIRTRADE system.Read: 8 totally reasonable ways to have chocolate for breakfast>Read: What the hell is an Irish Cream Kit Kat?>last_img read more

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Sony apologizes for PS Vita system freezes unresponsive touchscreen

first_imgThe PS Vita has now launched in Japan, but it appears that the first batch of Vita hardware has some serious issues. Japanese gamers are venting their anger online, and a few videos have started appearing showing exactly what the problem is (watch them below).The main issue is the system freezing, to the point where both the touchscreen and buttons don’t work. It looks as though the only way to reset the machine in this instance is to remove the battery. Otherwise, Sony advices holding down the power button for 20 seconds to do a hard reset, then a further 5 seconds when turning the system back on.There have also been reports of just the touchscreen becoming unresponsive, the Vita not turning on, PSN accounts not being configurable, and even positional data either being wrong or not accessible.There’s a suspicion that Sony knew about the issues before launch because an apology has already been issued via the Japanese PlayStation website (translated). A software update is also available that’s meant to fix many of the problems. We’re not sure how that helps someone with a Vita that won’t turn on though, and a trip back to the store for a replacement may be in order.I’m sure a few Western gamers were upset when they heard a release of the PS Vita wouldn’t happen until February next year in the US and Europe. But if these are the kinds of problem getting solved in Japan, I don’t mind waiting a couple of months and my PS Vita working as expected out the box. More at Engadgetlast_img read more

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Combination of factors gives TCI strong rating as a Caribbean leading economy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jul 2015 – The Public Financial Management Reform, the fact that government revenue blossomed by 16%, the connection the Turks and Caicos has with the United Kingdom as an overseas territory, that economic growth was 4.6% and is forecast to grow steadily at two to three percent over the next three years and that $110 million dollars in the sinking fund are among the reasons the Standard and Poor’s team kept the TCI a leading Caribbean economy and gave the nation a BBB+ rating for the second year running. The Ministry of Finance yesterday explained that, “One of the benefits of maintaining a BBB+ rating is in strengthening the TCI’s negotiating position as it holds discussions with financial institutions ahead of refinancing its UK-guaranteed $170m bond, when it matures in February 2016.” But it will be in September this year that TCIG invites bids for a refinance of the UK bail-out loan and it is the intention to use $110m already held in a sinking fund, plus an additional contribution from the first half of financial year 2015-16 to repay most of the bond, with the balance being covered by new bank debt. The Standard & Poor’s team was in country in May and gave the rating just this past Tuesday, June 30th… the Ministry also used the opportunity to say in March 2015, the TCI government’s net debt to GDP ratio was approximately 24%, while its revenue to GDP is 30%. A government surplus of $77.3 million dollars and a recurrent revenue increase to $246.5 million tend to draw mixed reviews locally, but were impressive it appears to the S&P group. Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Related Items:BBB+, caribbean, economy, leading, ministry of finance, Public Financial Management Reform, standard & Poor’s Social Media on the job, what a study revealslast_img read more

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Minor fire reported at Vancouver quarry

first_imgOn-site workers at Cemex, which provides cement and concrete products to local contractors, put out a small fire in its heating tank Monday morning before firefighters arrived.Vancouver Fire Capt. Kevin Murray said the fire was reported at 9:13 a.m. Cemex is at 18208 S.E. First St. The company uses propane burners to heat and liquefy asphalt, Murray said. It was during that process that a fire started. Several engines arrived to find the fire already extinguished. The damage was believed to be minimal.A shop building at what was then called Western States Asphalt Co. was destroyed by a fire in 2004.last_img read more

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BRAC Still Required despite Budget Deal Conger Says

first_imgThe recent budget agreement will provide the Pentagon $56 billion in budget relief compared to the discretionary spending caps over the next two years, but it doesn’t lessen DOD’s need to right-size its infrastructure and free up funds to fix up facilities falling into disrepair, according to the department’s top installations official.“We need to become more efficient because of the budget situation of the department,” John Conger, DOD’s acting assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Even in the wake of the budget deal … that’s still the case,” he said.Budget pressures aren’t the only factor fueling the administration’s push for a new round of base closures; officials estimate more than 20 percent of military infrastructure is excess to DOD’s needs, a share that continues to grow as its force structure declines.“I think the need for it is being felt more acutely,” said Conger. “The pressures that led us to request BRAC in the past don’t look like they’re going to let up in the future.”Conger declined to speculate on a timetable for a new BRAC round. At the beginning of the year, the department requested the authority to carry one out in 2017, but overwhelming congressional opposition means the next best chance will be 2019, experts say. But the longer Congress defers holding a new round of base closures, the more pressure will build, Conger said.“If there isn’t one, we will be exacerbating a very difficult budget situation,” he told the Star-Telegram.The department’s facility maintenance backlog exceeds $100 billion. “There are some buildings that are in fine shape but there are plenty that aren’t. … So what happens if you’re at Fort Hood, and you don’t have a working air conditioner? You make do,” Conger said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of October 14 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are several opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Pianist Ricky LauriaThursday, October 18, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, October 19, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of September 30, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of October 28, 2018)In “Community”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

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Madrasa girl gangraped for not withdrawing rapeattempt case

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationBeing furious after their repeated threats to withdraw a rape-attempt case went unheeded, miscreants have gang-raped a madrasa girl abducting her from her residence in Chuadanga’s Alamdanga upazila. Police arrested the main accused, Laltu, 35, son of Joynal of Notidanga village, on Sunday after the victim’s mother filed a fresh case against him and two others.The other accused are Shariful Islam, 40, son of Sobha Ghorami, and Raju, 30, son of Milon of the village. The victim, a Class-VI student of a local madrasa, was sent to Sadar hospital for medical test, said police. Officer-in-charge of Alamdanga police station Asaduzzaman Munshi said the victim’s mother filed a case against the accused barely a month back as they tried to violate the victim. The hearing in the case was supposed to be held on Sunday. Since filing of the case, the trio had been pressurising the victim’s family to withdraw the case threatening of dire consequences, including gang-rape, but to no avail. Laltu, Raju and Shariful broke into the victim’s house around 12:30am on Sunday and tied up her parents. Later, they took the girl to a bamboo bush on the bank of the Mathabhanga River where they violated her one after another, said the victim’s father. With the help of locals, they rescued her in the morning, he said. Meanwhile, police have arrested a youth who raped a nine-year-old girl at Gobindakati village in Sadar upazila of Satkhira on Saturday. The arrestee is Saju Sardar, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain of the village. Locals caught him from Gobindakati village on Saturday night and handed him over police, said Mustafuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.last_img read more

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Turner Says Trumps Controversial Comments Are Highly Unfortunate And Shameful

first_imgAl Ortiz | Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is first from the right in this archive photo, has criticized President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries and has categorized them as “highly unfortunate and shameful.”Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner criticized Friday President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries and categorized them as “highly unfortunate and shameful.”Turner addressed the question at the end of a joint press conference with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Republican-Texas) where they provided information about tax relief options for vicitms of Hrricane Harvey.Turner talked about his humble origins and commented that “many would say that I come from one of those communities like Haiti and others.”“We should be lifting up and not tearing down,” Turner added, while stressing he considers that serving as mayor of “the most diverse city in the United States” is a “privilege.”Other Texas elected officials also criticized President Trump’s comments. Sharelast_img read more

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Battlefield devs bash Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Twitter

first_imgWe usually see developers praising each other’s work so it’s very surprising to read what members of DICE had to say. Granted that these men don’t speak for the company as a whole, but they are still representatives of it. To me, it seems a bit low-class to make public statements like this. There’s nothing wrong with a little gentle ribbing, but these comments were anything but light-hearted despite what Smedberg has to say.Just my personal opinion mate, all in good fun. Friendly competition and all that 😉 https://t.co/AUZ4kb2Oyc— Roland Smedberg (@RollieThePollie) May 2, 2016We’ll see how much better the new Battlefield trailer looks compared to the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer when it drops this Friday. Earlier today, Activision released the first footage for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Even as a person who isn’t the biggest fan of the franchise (or of militaristic shooters), I thought the trailer was entertaining. It wasn’t as graphically impressive when compared to other titles out there, but it was still pleasing to my eyes. However, it appears that not everyone liked what was shown. Members of DICE–the same company behind Battlefield–took to Twitter and had some rather strong opinions of Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter.DICE Video & Media Editor Roland Smedberg didn’t hold back when he shared his thoughts on the trailer. The tweet that began all of this has since been removed, but thanks to our friends at PlayStation Lifestyle, we have a screenshot of it. Smedberg started off by saying this:He went on to slam the game’s use of depth of field and its “dull” lighting:@ReduxFPS @xPABSTx What can I say, I did not like the look of it, ugly use of DOF, lighting dull. But all in all not a bad looking game :)— Roland Smedberg (@RollieThePollie) May 2, 2016Smedberg wasn’t the only member of DICE who had a negative opinion about the Infinite Warfare trailer. Randy Evans, the man who is working on a new Battlefield trailer that’ll be released this week had this to say:@DANNYonPC Looks like a game from 10 years ago— Randy Evans (@killat0n_) May 2, 2016 Even DICE engineer Julian Manolov got in a jab:@TheRadGamerDan 3 and a half minutes of CG 🙂 Anyone got a link which shows the game?— Julian Manolov (@_jjju_) May 2, 2016Speaking of the upcoming Battlefield trailer, Roland Smedberg believes that people will be blown away by it.@SkyS1gn Come Friday the Internet will melt.— Roland Smedberg (@RollieThePollie) May 2, 2016last_img read more

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HIDCO to install IoT device to cut down on power consumption

first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will install an IoT (Internet of Things) device to conserve power as a part of the ‘Green City Clean City’ project in New Town. The device will be installed in 100 lampposts to begin with.The objective is to optimise consumption of energy (each street light consumes 180 W) based on external conditions like less traffic or daylight. Installation on a 1 km stretch will be completed in a week’s time. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseWhenever available light is less, the device will switch on the street lights automatically. By means of various signals transmitted to the cloud, things like the intensity of light can be remote controlled through an app for each street light from a central control room. The system enables ON, OFF, DIM and SCHEDULE functionalities for the street lights via LoRA network and a software application. LoRA is a wonderful new low-power, wide-area network for efficient M2M (machine to machine) communication required for IoT. Expensive SIM cards and data network are not required as LoRA works with very small data packets, enough to send out and communicate commands such as meter reading, on/off command or illumination level. It may be mentioned that various steps have already been taken in New Town to conserve power. LED lights have been installed. Under the new system, the intensity of the lights can be brought down late in the night when the traffic flow becomes less. This also helps to reduce the electricity bill of New Town residents.last_img read more

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Screeny is a powerful screen capture program for Windows

first_imgScreeny is a powerful screen capture program for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2017 in Software – 17 commentsScreeny is a free for personal use screen capture program for Microsoft Windows that supports image and video captures, and an immense set of features.You have plenty of options when it comes to taking screenshots or videos on Windows machines. From the good old Print-key-paste-in-image-editor option to screenshot tools that offer basic and advanced options.Screeny falls without doubt into the advanced category, but that does not mean that it cannot be used to capture screenshots or videos quickly.The product website of Screeny is available in multiple languages, but that is not the case for some bits of text displayed during installation. The terms of use for instance are only available in German. The program interface however is available as a fully translated English version.ScreenyScreeny prompts you to make two choices during installation. First, to pick the default capture key — which it sets to the Print-key by default — and to pick the save directory for captures. The default save directory is the user’s pictures folder.The main interlace allows you to enable or disable various options. Captures are saved automatically, but you could send them to the built-in editor or clipboard instead. Other options include adding the mouse cursor to the capture, adding captions or watermarks, or delaying the capture. There is also an option to display a share window which is enabled by default.The default capturing method is selection rectangle; this means that you can draw rectangles around parts of the screen that you want to save. You can change that to freehand, which enables you to draw using the mouse, and even draw multiple times before the screenshot is saved, or one of ten additional capture methods that include window, fullscreen, menus or scrolling windows.The output options are as extensive as the capturing options. The output is saved automatically by default, but you can change that to send it to a FTP server, by email, to an Office program, the printer, or a custom image editor instead if you want to.Preferences are provided for both which let you change certain processing parameters. You can have the program open the save folder automatically after captures for instance, enable manual saving (save as), or disable the screen magnifier the program displays on the screen during captures.Screeny EditorThe editor comes with the usual options to draw or process the screenshot before you save it. You may add arrows, draw lines and other objects, crop the screenshot, or add text to it.The editor is not as powerful as that of SnagIt though. I could not find a blue option for instance, and there are not any effects that you can apply to parts of the screenshot or all if it either.Still, all basic — with the exception of blur — options are provided. It may however be better to send the screen capture to an image editor like Paint.NET as it offers advanced editing options that this editor does not support.WhiteboardOne interesting option that Screeny supports is the program’s whiteboard mode. This turns the desktop into a whiteboard that you can draw and write on.This is interesting for presentations, as you may capture screens at any time, and reset the whiteboard to start anew.Other featuresThe video recording feature supports the recording of audio and video to the avi format. This is one of the limitations of the free version of Screeny, as the professional version supports wmv, flv and swf formats as well.The video recording options offer an array of preferences. You may enable video and audio compression, change frames per second, bitrate, resolution or the audio device.Closing WordsThe free version of Screeny is a powerful screen capture program for Windows. It supports all the capture modes that you’d expect it to, and some features such as the whiteboard feature that set it apart from comparable programs.The editor is a bit on the weak side of things, but that is easily solved by sending the capture to a third-party image editor instead.Now You: Which screen capture software do you use?  Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 5 votes Software Name ScreenyOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page http://www.kaemsoft.de/CM/index.php/produkte/screeny Advertisementlast_img read more

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Impaired Brain Pathways May Cause Attention Problems After Stroke

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School May 10, 2018 — Damage to some of the pathways that carry information throughout the brain may be responsible for attention deficit in patients who have had a subcortical stroke in the brain’s right hemisphere. These conclusions are drawn from a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers hope the findings may provide a measure for selecting suitable patients for early interventions aimed at reducing cognitive decline following stroke.A stroke may affect cortical regions of the cerebral cortex, which includes the gray matter that lines the surface of the brain, or it may affect brain regions below the cortex, including white matter tracts connecting different regions of the brain. A stroke affecting brain structures below the cortex is known as a subcortical stroke.More than one-third of patients experience cognitive decline after a stroke, including attention deficit, which can affect and impair the patient’s ability to carry out routine activities of daily living.”Impairment of attention has been observed in patients with both cortical and subcortical stroke,” said senior study author Chunshui Yu, M.D., from the Department of Radiology at Tianjin Medical University General Hospital in Tianjin, China. “In cortical stroke, the direct involvement of cortical regions associated with attention may account for the deficit. However, the parts of the nervous and brain systems underlying attention deficit in subcortical stroke remain largely unknown.”To investigate the mechanisms underlying attention deficit in chronic subcortical stroke, Yu and colleagues combined voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping (VLSM) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) in two sets of patients: One group of 49 patients (32 men and 17 women between the ages of 40 and 71) after subcortical stroke, and 52 control patients (30 men and 22 women, age 40-68). VLSM is a method of analyzing relationships between tissue damage and behavioral deficits, and DTT is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that allows for 3-D visualization of specific white matter tracts in the brain.A modified version of the attention network test was used to assess visual attention function. VLSM was used to identify lesion locations related to attention deficit in the stroke patients. Then DTT was used to determine the responsible impaired brain connections at the chronic stage (> 6 months post-stroke).The results showed that compared to the controls, patients with chronic stroke exhibited prolonged reaction time during the attention task. VLSM revealed that having an acute stroke lesion in the right caudate nucleus and nearby white matter was correlated to the prolonged reaction time. DTT showed that the responsible lesion was located in the right thalamic- and caudate-prefrontal pathways in controls.The right brain damage subgroup had significantly decreased fractional anisotropy (FA) in these pathways, which were correlated with the prolonged reaction time. FA provides a way to measure diffusion occurring within a region of the brain. FA is typically higher in brain regions of high organization. Reductions in FA have been previously associated with advancing age and in cases of cognitive impairment.”The impairment of the right thalamic- and caudate-prefrontal pathways was consistently associated with attention deficit in patients with right subcortical stroke,” Yu said. “Based on this association, one can estimate which patients with stroke would be more likely to develop into long-term persisting attention deficit by evaluating the lesion-induced damage to these pathways.”For more information: www.pubs.rsna.org 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 News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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