Class 10 result: Three Gurugram girls achieve 3rd rank in all India category

first_imgGurugram: In Gurugram, the girls again performed better than their male counterparts in the CBSE class 10 results.Among the students who obtained top position in Gurugram, three girls from the city achieved 497 out of 500 and obtained the third position in the All India category. The students who obtained pole positions from the city included Yatee Sukhani and Pia Gupta who are both studying in Amity school in Sector-46 and Mihika Parag Deshpande from the Suncity school. Overall in Haryana state, Divjot Kaur Jaggi of Convent of Jesus and Mary from Ambala Cantt was the topper with 499 marks. Priyanka who is from the same school came second overall with 498 marks. Yatee obtained cent per cent marks in Maths, Science and Sanskrit, 99 in social sciences and 98 n English Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThose who achieved the same marks as Priyanka included Rohan Batra and Kashvi Jain from Ambala, Stutee Dixit from Faridabad, Sakshi Saxena from Palwal and Drishti Gupta from Panchkula. The high competition among the students can be gauged from the fact that there were 59 students in all who got 497 marks out 500. CBSE had conducted the class 10th examination from February 21 to March 29. A total of 18, 27, 472 candidates were registered for the exam. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccording to an official press release, a total of 40, 296 candidates appeared from 98 exam centres in outside India. Out of them, 20, 077 were male candidates and 20, 219 were female candidates while 197 were candidates with special needs. The highest number of candidates who registered for Class 10, Class 12 exams and overall were from Delhi. According to the statistics released by the board, 5,69,696 candidates had registered for CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations from Delhi. This year maximum female candidates (2,72,271) appeared from Delhi and the maximum male candidates (3,38,613) appeared from Uttar Pradesh (UP).last_img read more

UN to send human rights team to assess situation in Tunisia

19 January 2011The United Nations human rights chief will send a team to Tunisia next week to assess the country’s human rights situation amidst recent political unrest, which her office says has so far led to more than 100 deaths. “I have been asking myself what my office, and what the international community in general, can do to help the people of Tunisia to take advantage of the opportunity that now exists,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said at a press conference in Geneva today. “While it is still very early days, it is important that the seeds of change are sown wisely and sown now, before former entrenched interests start to reassert themselves, or new threats emerge.” Tunisia’s president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, fled the country last week amid growing protests and violence by protesters reportedly angered by rising prices of essential commodities, lack of employment opportunities, alleged corruption and limitations on fundamental rights and freedoms. Recent attempts to stabilize the political situation have been unsuccessful. On Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced renewed concern at the growing violence in Tunisia, and urged that all efforts be taken to restore peace and stability.In her remarks to the press conference, Ms. Pillay said that while the situation on the ground is evolving and fragile, the Tunisian people have a tremendous opportunity to carve out a better future, based on laws that are fully in line with international standards, and are scrupulously observed by the authorities.The human rights chief said her office has received information concerning more than 100 deaths over the last five weeks, as a result of live fire, protest suicides and deadly prison riots over the weekend. Along with colleagues, she has been conferring with key human rights players inside Tunisia. Earlier this week, she met with a group of seven non-governmental organizations and listened to their concerns and proposals; while on Wednesday morning, Ms. Pillay spoke by telephone with Tunisia’s new Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radhouane Nouicer. The pair discussed her intention to send a team to Tunisia to carry out an assessment of priorities on the human rights front – Ms. Pillay said the deputy foreign minister welcomed the mission in principle.“We will be working out the details of the mission with the interim government and other interested parties over the next couple of days,” the human rights chief said, adding that she expects her team, in addition to gathering information about the current and past human rights situation, to come back with a set of concrete proposals for action on issues relating to past abuses as well as future reforms.“Human rights abuses were at the heart of Tunisia’s problems; therefore human rights must be right at the forefront of the solutions to those problems,” Ms. Pillay said. “In future, those who abuse power in Tunisia – ranging from the President of the Republic to the Judge in the Court and the security officer on the street – must be held accountable.”Ms. Pillay welcomed the fact that Tunisia’s interim government has already announced a number of important measures, including the release of all political detainees, permission for all political parties to operate freely, and the establishment of freedom of the press. She also welcomed the government’s announcement that it will address the underlying causes of the unrest by enacting policies to ameliorate economic hardship. “Among its other tasks, the OHCHR team will examine whether or not these commitments are being pursued, and we are prepared to make recommendations to help them reach fruition,” Ms. Pillay said. The human rights chief also welcomed the fact that the interim government has announced the setting up of three commissions – two commissions of inquiry into human rights abuses and corruption, as well as a commission on political reform – and that all three are headed by people known for their engagement in human rights. “This is an important step, and the government must now ensure that these commissions enjoy total independence, have an appropriate budget, are able to access all relevant sources, and can publish the results of their investigations,” Ms. Pillay said. “It is also important that these and subsequent reform processes are transparent and inclusive – there must be no window-dressing when it comes to accountability.”Ms. Pillay noted that there are a range of other issues that will need to be examined over the coming weeks and months, including accountability mechanisms for human rights abuses over the past decades, as well as for what happened over the past weeks; in addition to a thorough review of Tunisia’s laws, and its security systems and institutions. “It is important that the international community does what it can to support the clear desire of the Tunisian people to see that justice is done,” she said. “It is equally important that, in the meantime, people do not take the law into their own hands. Issues relating to justice and fair trials need to be strengthened, not undermined by further acts of violence.”The human rights chief said that, in the meantime, it is essential that the interim authorities act with scrupulous regard to international standards governing the imposition of a state of emergency. Importantly, she said, the authorities cannot suspend basic rights – notably the right to life, the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment – or fundamental principles of fair trial and freedom from arbitrary detention.“I will continue to closely watch the situation in Tunisia, and do all I can to ensure that the human rights aspirations of the Tunisian people are finally achieved, and their sacrifices are not in vain,” Ms. Pillay added. read more

Namal and five others named in Hellocorp fraud case

Rajapaksa and the other suspects have been accused of money laundering in the case. (Colombo Gazette) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has been named as a suspect in the Hellocorp fraud case by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).Five others were also named as suspects when the FCID submitted documents related to the case to the Colombo Magistrate.

Actor Gary Farmer to teach dramatic arts courses in northern Faculty of

Gary FarmerGary Farmer, a celebrated Aboriginal actor, director, producer, musician and cultural activist, will teach two dramatic arts courses for Brock this summer as part of the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education’s Bachelor of Education program.Farmer, a member of the Cayuga nation, will guest lecture to a cohort on July 12 to 29 in Sioux Lookout, Ont. at the Pelican Lake Secondary School. The school is located on the site of the former Pelican Lake (or Sioux Lookout) Indian Residential School.Farmer has performed in more than 75 films and television shows, including Dead Man, Smoke Signals and Powwow Highway. Born in Oshweken, Ont., he is the former publisher of Aboriginal Voices magazine, and a founder of the Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR) network. Prior to developing AVR, he led the Aboriginal Voices Festival, an annual film and art event in Toronto.The recipient of numerous awards, including best actor from the American Indian Film Festival and the First Americans in the Arts, he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of First Nations media.“We are honoured to have Gary teach these courses,” said Lorenzo Cherubini, director of the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education. “His experience and talent will be an inspiration and an asset to our students.”Brock’s program in northwestern Ontario, offered in partnership with the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, gives Aboriginal teacher candidates from remote communities the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Education degree. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States seniors pull out win it needed to keep

Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) looks to pass the ball in the first half of the game against Indiana at the Big Ten tournament in Chicago on Mar. 14. Ohio State won 79-74. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With a little less than 33 minutes to go in the game, Ohio State appeared to be strolling through its first matchup in the Big Ten tournament.That final 7:10 made the Buckeyes’ victory against Indiana anything but a walk in the park.In a game that showed the highs and lows that Ohio State has endured throughout the season in one 40-minute span, the Buckeyes managed to come out on top with a 79-75 win despite being outscored 32-16 by the Hoosiers in that final 7:10.It is a win that will likely give Ohio State enough to sneak into the NCAA Tournament, and it is mostly thanks to a pair of seniors who weren’t ready to play their final game.Senior guard C.J. Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combined for 11 of the team’s 16 final points to keep Ohio State afloat during a barrage from Indiana’s offense, and finished with 35 of the team’s 79 points for the game.In a game that head coach Chris Holtmann called one of the best he’s seen from the redshirt senior guard, Woods said he had something extra to play for. “Definitely one of my better games as a Buckeye,” Woods said, “and I definitely wanted to play tomorrow.”The pair of seniors did find help from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, whose impact following a three-game suspension was immediately felt on both ends, with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.But down the stretch, Holtmann went to the players he knew wanted to win the most. He especially relied on his 23-year old fifth-year guard.“[Woods] was tremendous. I thought he was tremendous in every way,” Holtmann said. “I thought he’s looked, since the 10-minute mark of the Wisconsin game, like a guy that wasn’t ready to see his career over any time soon. And that’s what you hope in seniors.”Ohio State had the defensive strategy it needed to make this game a blowout: forcing Indiana, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big Ten, to 27 shots from deep, tying a season high.It was playing like a team that is worthy of making the NCAA Tournament. But then, up 20, it all nearly collapsed in the blink of an eye.The Buckeyes were still forcing deep shots, except the Hoosiers started making them. Indiana hit its final six 3-pointers down the stretch and 13 of its final 17 shots overall.While Ohio State held on for dear life on the defensive end in the midst of 13-0 and 7-0 runs that each occured down the stretch, it was Jackson who hit a 3 to end the first run, and Woods who hit a layup to end the second.The big shots didn’t stop there. With Indiana within single digits, Jackson inbounded a pass to Woods with two seconds on the shot clock. Woods hit the jumper with the shot clock expiring to bring Ohio State’s lead back to 10.Woods ended the night with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 9-of-13 shooting, the most he has scored in a game since Nov. 15 against Creighton. Jackson finished with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half, five rebounds and five assists.The pair has not combined for that many points in any game this season.For Jackson, if the Buckeyes, with a matchup against top-seeded Michigan State and beyond still left to boost their resume, does make it back to the NCAA Tournament, it will be his second time there.But for Woods, it could be his first legitimate opportunity, after losing in an NCAA Tournament play-in game to Kansas State during his time at Wake Forest.Still, the redshirt senior guard is far from satisfied, knowing what it means if Ohio State can pull off an upset against the Spartans.“I hope we’re in,” Woods said. “But if we win tomorrow, I feel like we’re definitely in, we just gotta keep it going.”Both seniors may not have had the seasons they wanted. Jackson’s points per game and shooting percentage have declined from a season ago, and Woods is averaging the fewest points per game in his collegiate career.But for both players, they knew this could have been their final game with a loss to Indiana.For both players, it was that added motivation that could punch their ticket come Selection Sunday. read more

Researchers aim to revolutionize the home with GravitySpace a video smartfloor

first_imgWe’re currently living in a world where computers are as thin as coloring books, and we keep other computers that can make phone calls in our pockets. At CES 2013 a couple weeks ago, we found that prominent tech companies are attempting to make televisions a lot more advanced than they currently are. Now, if a team from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany has any say in it, your floor is about to be the next household object to become technologically advanced.Perhaps the craziest part about Hasso’s ideal smartfloor, dubbed GravitySpace, is that it learns its own geometry. That doesn’t mean it will become sentient and start creating bumps on the floor to trip passersby, but that means it can locationally display information based on what and who is in the room, including interactive video.The floor wouldn’t just be a standalone item, as the Institute envisions it being part of a full smartroom. Interestingly, the current smartfloor design — which measures in at eight square meters — identifies people and objects based on their weight, but an infrared camera is still involved in the tracking process. The system is composed of a glass sheet installed on top of a hole in a floor. Beneath the sheet lies an infrared camera to help with tracking people and objects, as well as projector that shoots video up onto the surface. The floor also sports infrared LEDs and a pressure-sensitive rubbery film.When people step on the pressure-sensitive film, it obstructs the infrared LEDs, which in turn help create a footprint that is sent off to a computer and analyzed. The software recognizes what the object is, then has the projector display an appropriate video on the floor.Rather than just tell you where your bed is, GravitySpace could be used as an automatic on and off switch for various items — walk in the room, and the lights and television turn on. The smartfloor could also be used for security purposes, letting you know that someone is walking around in a room in which no one is supposed to be.If a smartfloor sounds like something that you just can’t live without, head on over to the Hasso Plattner Institute’s site for more information.last_img read more

Ashes stolen from elderly couples house anonymously returned after Liveline appeal

first_img 34 Comments Wednesday 7 Jun 2017, 10:30 PM Jun 7th 2017, 10:30 PM 22,566 Views Share121 Tweet Email1 THE ASHES OF a woman which were stolen from the home of an elderly Dublin couple have been anonymously left on the steps of a funeral home.Anne O’Reilly told Joe Duffy on RTÉ’s Liveline how her 93-year-old father, who is practically deaf, let two men into the house in Raheny as he thought they were repair men.Anne’s dad recently got his cardigan caught in his stairlift and was expecting a man to call to the house to fix it.However, the man ushered her dad into the back room and said something about checking the water, while another person ran upstairs and went through their bedroom.They took €300 in cash and they also took a small wooden box which contained the ashes of her mother’s niece Justine who died of a brain tumour when she was young.O’Reilly said the loss of the ashes was particularly heartbreaking as Justine’s mother had passed away just three weeks ago. O’Reilly said:I presume these people are just looking for anything valuable – money, jewellery and they would have presumed the box had jewellery in it. So no doubt when they open it and just found an envelope with ashes in it, they’ll fling it away and that just is devastating to us.However before the end of the show, Duffy told listeners that the ashes were left on the steps of a funeral home and were intact.Read: Galway Christian church leaders line up to condemn mosque attack> Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell Ashes stolen from elderly couple’s house anonymously returned after Liveline appeal Two men forced their way into the elderly couple’s home and stole cash and a box that had ashes in it.last_img read more

Real Good You Guys Shadow Hearts

first_img Real There You Guys: Ready Player One and Nostalgia as Generational PoisonReal Good You Guys: ThinkGeek’s Bags of Holding (Fast Travel and M… Stay on target The PlayStation 2 has a ton of unsung gems in its library, overshadowed because that library was so absurdly huge. Two of those gems are collectively one of my favorite JRPGs ever: the Shadow Hearts duology. You probably haven’t heard of it, and not because of video game hipsterism on my part. Its name was forgettable, it was developed by a small, obscure developer called Sacnoth, and it was published by freaking Midway in North America and Europe. Oh, and it came out a week before Final Fantasy X. Ouch.It’s a shame, because it’s a great, though flawed, game that got an even better sequel, and the odds of it being remastered or continued are almost nill.Shadow Hearts is about Yuri Hyuga, a half-Japanese, half-Russian harmonixer in pre-WWI Europe and Asia. Harmonixers are people who can fuse with gods and demons to become extremely powerful. Don’t worry, there are only four or five harmonixers in the series, and their nature is actually explained. Yuri meets Alice, a young woman being hunted by a mysterious alchemist who calls himself Roger Bacon. Together they chase and are chased by Bacon and his allies as they try to thwart, well, the most cliched anime villain plan ever: Summon god to destroy the corrupt world and rebuild it.The demon fusion and evil plot parts of Shadow Hearts aren’t what make it so interesting. It’s the setting and characters. Very few JRPGs take place in the time around WWI. Shadow Hearts takes place in 1913, and there’s a very subtle, unspoken tension cast over the game because of it, especially as you stomp around places like London and Prague in the second half. It’s very unique compared with all the modern-day and fantasy/sci-fi settings most JRPGs embrace.Then there are the party members. You also join forces with an Alucard-esque vampire named Keith Valentine, a Chinese mystic named Li Zhuzen, and, um, Mata Hari. A sexy European spy named Margarete Gertrude Zelle. Seriously, it’s Mata Hari (Zelle was her maiden name).center_img Shadow Hearts also uses the Judgement Ring system to make combat much more interesting than just selecting menu items. A ring with different zones for hits, misses, and criticals appears on the screen, and you need to press the button as a bar moves over the proper section. You can equip different rings with different benefits, like larger targets that are easier to hit or smaller targets that make your attacks stronger. It makes the turn-based combat very active and engaging. Lost Odyssey on the 360 had a similar system, but Shadow Hearts did it better.The most likely and canon ending is bittersweet, and leads into Shadow Hearts: Covenant. Which takes everything that’s great about Shadow Hearts and makes it much, much better while fixing several annoying problems.Shadow Hearts: Covenant opens in the middle of World War I. In the midst of the fighting, a German soldier named Karin Koenig is sent with an agent of the Vatican to a small village in France to investigate a demon that’s been menacing a church. That demon is Yuri in one of his fused forms, living in seclusion after the events of Shadow Hearts. Yuri and Karin fight through Europe investigating a secret society that seems to be plotting something involving dark magical forces.They’re joined by Anastasia, Gepetto, and Joachim Valentine (Keith Valentine’s brother, who is a flamboyant pro wrestler who fights under the name “Grand Papillion”). Yes, that Anastasia. Sort-of-yes, that Gepetto (he’s an old puppeteer who attacks using a puppet replica of his dead daughter). And they all fight Rasputin.Yes, that Rasputin.On the lighter side of things, Joachim’s weapons are random heavy objects he finds just walking around. like a desk, a locker, a mailbox, and a skyscraper. There are Yakuza levels of drama/humor disconnect here.And on the creepy side of things, Gepetto’s weapons are different costumes for his doll, which get increasingly uncomfortable. And which you get by giving cheesecake art cards of beefy men to a flamboyant pair of tailor brothers. If you couldn’t tell this game was Japanese.After you defeat Rasputin and save Russia (well, at least from that specific threat and not the bleak future history has in store for it), you’re only halfway through the game. What follows is a romp through Japan with some fun character moments and plenty of side quests. It’s a palpable tonal shift that helps explore who Yuri is as a character while following a seemingly innocuous minor character from the first game. It’s a tragic and genuinely touching tale that culminates in… well, stopping the same sort of cliched JRPG plot to destroy everything because it’s corrupt. But it’s a fun ride until then!There’s also a third Shadow Hearts game, but it isn’t nearly as good. It’s certainly wackier, but it lacks any of the compelling characters and dramatic grounding that makes the wackiness so fun (let’s call that the Yakuza Effect). The first two, however, combine into one of my favorite JRPG games/duologies/series on the PS2.It’s really a shame that timing and a really generic name kept Shadow Hearts from really hitting big. It’s a really fun adventure in a setting that’s pretty unique for the genre. Many of the characters are interesting, complex, and likable, with enough epic moments and twists on history that keep the narrative engaging. The Judgement Ring system also made the otherwise standard turn-based combat feel active and at least slightly skill-based. Also, you fight a demonic Rasputin.It’s real good, you guys.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Photos Superheroes and Villains Assemble at London Comic Con 2018

first_imgStay on target 11 Things We’re Looking Forward to at PAX WestPhotos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Comics, games, and fantasy fans descend into London for the UK’s largest pop culture event, MCM London Comic Con, held October 26-28 at Excel London.As with other comic conventions around the world, hundreds of cosplayers attended the event dressed in elaborate costumes. Click through the slideshow to see the best cosplay from this year’s London Comic Con.View as: One Page Slides1/151. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage2. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage3. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage4. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage5. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage6. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage7. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage8. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage9. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage10. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage11. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage12. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage13. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage14. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage15. London Comic Con 2018Photo Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImageMore on Best Cosplay from New York Comic Con 2018Most Extreme Anime Makeup Looks on YouTubeBest Moments of New York Comic Con 2018last_img read more

Bahamas PM warns Price Gouging is a criminal offense

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Opposition: Premier has got the Power Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Minnis, #PriceGouging, illegal Bahamas Min. of Labour speaks on Price Gouging Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Story By:Kay-Marie Fletcher. Hotline numbers released to report price gougers Bahamas, September 4th, 2017 – Nassau –  At a press conference hosted by NEMA today, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis made sure to mention that during this hurricane season,  “Price gouging and specifically the hoarding of items for speculation or profiteering as well as the marking up of prices by retailers and wholesalers in the event of a potential natural disaster are criminal offenses under the terms of the price control act and the regulations made under that act.”As such, Minnis revealed, “I have instructed the prices commission to commence a program of strict supervision, review and monitoring of the prices being charged for the mentioned essential items starting immediately.” Adding also, “I have urged the commission to report any suspected violation to the office of the Attorney general. ” If one is found guilty of such, the office of the A.G has the approval to “act accordingly.”This is not the first time the business community have been warned about illegally pricing items for sale, and the office of the PM stands its grounds prepared to enforce the law against any business who choices to defy it.last_img read more

Bustruck collision kills 2

first_img.At least two people were killed and 15 others injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Shoshi area of Bijaynagar upazila in Brahmanbaria early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased could not be identified yet.The accident took place when a Sylhet-bound bus of ‘London Express’ from Dhaka collided with the truck, leaving the two dead on the spot and 15 injured, said highway police officer-in-charge Hossain Sarker.last_img

Baltimore Razes Downtown Homeless Camps

first_imgA new facility opened at the end of January with the mission of finding Baltimore’s homeless population rapid and permanent housing.“We talk about this being a supportive process,” Candace Vanderwater, Chief Operating Officer of Volunteers of America (VOA) Chesapeake, told the AFRO by phone Jan. 30. Serving that end is about “making connections and getting folks housing-ready, removing barriers and ultimately seeing the success of them being able to obtain permanent housing,” she said.VOA, which services the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area, currently provides over 200 units of affordable housing at its Paca House, Pratt House and Irvington Woods locations. The homes provide housing for families as well as efficiencies for individual adults, Vanderwater said.Located at 4900 E Monument St, the refurbished warehouse location was originally contracted between Baltimore City and VOA as a halfway house for city residents returning from prison. Seeming to address the primary year-in and year-out complaints about Baltimore’s shelters, 4900 E. Monument offers comparatively stable 24/7 accommodations of food, shelter and sanitation.The opening of the new living space comes at the closure of a burgeoning encampment a mere two blocks from city hall. VOA began accepting residents Jan. 22 and the camp was razed Jan. 26.In July, approximately 10 tents with 15 residents were set up beneath the Fallsway underpassess at Bath Street and Guilford Avenue. The population dropped in August as residents migrated to War Memorial Park as part of the tent city protest. The encampment dramatically expanded when tent city was razed and dispersed. Old residents returned and new residents settled in. Five months later, at the time of the razing, residents themselves estimated 40 to 50 people were living at the site across more than 30 tents.The site was closed “due to rapidly escalating health and safety concerns,” said Terry Hickey, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, in a press release.While VOA will work to make residents “housing-ready,” the city may not be prepared for their success. “The reality, however, is that there is not currently capacity to provide immediate permanent housing to all who require it,” Hickey said in the same release. “Accordingly, the city has entered into a partnership with a respected and experienced provider, Volunteers of America, to provide bridge housing for all current residents of the above-referenced encampments.”But what is the definition of bridge housing, when there’s not housing available at the other?“The bridge program on Monument St., is a bridge to permanent housing,” Vanderwater said. “It’s a way for folks to prepare and become housing-ready. It’s a supportive process for folks who have been homeless for a long period of time and who have possibly some complex support needs or barriers that have prevented them historically from being housed.”The Mayor’s Office did not respond to the AFRO’s requests for clarification on the city’s working definition or conception of bridge housing.Much like last August, Mayor Pugh visited the encampment to see conditions on the ground before the razing and the razing left the all-too-familiar square muddy footprints where tents had been. This time, the police presence was much more heavy. Guilford Ave was shut down from early morning until late evening between East Centre and East Pleasant Streets.Last year, Nathaniel Fields, Manager, Homeless Outreach, Downtown Partnership read the accord between the city and protestors at the conclusion of the Tent City protests. Last week, Fields was personally helping residents dismantle their tents.VOA has 23 residents in its new facility and program. It cannot confirm how many, if any, are former residents of the Guilford Ave. tent city.Many residents refused to leave the encampment and declined the offer to relocate to VOA. Many were suspicious of the location in an area they thought was high in drugs, crime and as close to the Baltimore County line as possible without crossing it.“I’m just coming home from out of prison,” said Tony Hall, who refers to himself as just a homeless man, outside. “I’m not trying to go back into another institution.”Hall and another resident, Robert Knox, held signs as residents dragged collapsed tents and debris into the street to block traffic.Knox rubbed black scars on his knuckles that he says are from frostbite.“I just want to lay down and give up. It’s like I don’t even live, I just exist.”last_img read more

LGBTI students describe what their first queer kiss was like

first_imgMost young people have their first kiss at 15 years old, but queer people who on average are two years away from working out their identity – they have to wait even longer. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Romance found to protect bullied gay teens from long-term harmFive alternative terms you can use instead of LGBTThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : University of Washington’s Andre Menchavez has a similar experience:‘Being gay, for me, was always something that was seen as a question or a phase, but that first kiss was a solidifying moment that I was gay. It made me comfortable with that label.”GLAAD says your first queer kiss is like a door opening to a whole new world. In a blog post they write:‘Exploring your identity with the support of people around you. It can serve as an introduction to an identity and shared community. But, it often serves as validation of your sexual and romantic orientation.’Take Our PollRead more from Gay Star Students:These LGBTI students got naked to talk about their body GAYSTARNEWS- These LGBTI students talk about their first queer kiss | Photo: GLAAD Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… According to LGBTI advocacy group GLAAD, 17 is the average age at which young people say they figured out they are LGBTI.So how does this affect the important rite of passage – that is your first kiss?Three GLAAD campus ambassadors were asked to share their ‘first queer make out’ story.Describing them as both ‘hilarious’ and ‘liberating’ these LGBTI college students reveal what the milestone means to their identity:[embedded content]When did you have your first gay kiss?The video looks at how though young people often get their first kiss early on, it’s their first queer kiss that actually feels like it counts.Rosemary Mulvey of New York’s Ithaca College’s first smooch happened at a party:‘It was a pretty big wake-up call for me. Because I realized that I really wasn’t happy in a relationship with a man.‘There was more to my identity than being bisexual or straight. I was actually a queer woman.’last_img read more

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first_img PHS Technologies Group, LLC, a division of PACSHealth, LLC announced today that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. for DoseMonitor its radiation dose tracking system. The agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for radiation dose tracking products.“We are pleased to partner with the country’s leading group purchasing organization and look forward to providing enhanced value to Premier’s members,” said Mike Battin, chief operating officer of PACSHealth, LLC.DoseMonitor is an automated software solution that monitors and reports the radiation dose received during diagnostic imaging procedures. This important data provides healthcare organizations the information needed to enhance patient safety, ensure imaging exam consistency, maintain regulatory compliance, and manage radiation dose at an enterprise level from a single application.For more information:,  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | November 06, 2013 PHS Technologies Group Awarded Radiation Dose Tracking Agreement With Premier, Inc. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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Turtles come to landlocked San Ramón

first_imgNo related posts. If you’re not able to get to the Pacific beaches to see the giant sea turtles climb up on the beach to dig nests and lay eggs, you can see it all in the land-locked city of San Ramón.Well, not really.But the exhibit in the regional museum of San Ramón mimicks the beach scene right down to trails in the sand and eggs in the nest. Hundreds of turtles appear to be swimming ashore, and others are already poised on land, seemingly dragging their bodies up on the beach, leaving imprints in the sand.  The turtles are lifesized and can be seen in the museum’s natural history salon all year, except Mondays when the museum is closed. (It’s an advantage over real beaches, where the turtles arrive only during the nesting months, September and October.) A smaller display contains a nest full of eggs deep in the sand.  The “beach” fills half of the room and the realistic textures, color and lighting make you feel like you are there at Playa Grande or Playa Ostional, watching a phenomenon of nature.It took two months to build this display, designed by biologists Liz Brenes and Roger Alberto Ruiz of the University of Costa Rica’s western campus. Sizes and colors had to match the living baula and lora turtles. Molds were made from clay, and then the turtles were cast in plaster, fiberglass and cement. Artists Susana Villalobos and Andres Badilla did the background and 10 turtles in the display. The dark sand came from the hardware store and resembles a real beach. “The turtles come ashore in the madrugada, the early morning hours, so we had to reproduce the colors exactly as they are at that time of day,” Badilla said.A wall-sized chart gives info on the six species of turtles that visit Costa Rica, from the huge, five-foot long baula turtles down to the smaller green turtles and lora turtles. According to information on the chart, between 50,000 and 150,000 turtles arrive in one year.San Ramón, noted as the City of Poets, is a pleasant community in the western coffee region, about 66 kilometers or 35 miles from San José along the General Cañas-Bernardo Soto highway.  San Ramón has an active cultural calendar spread between the museum and the José Figueres Ferrer Cultural Center. Both are located across the street from the central park and church and share the same hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 to 5 p.m. Both are free.The turtle exhibit will be on display until December, so take the opportunity to see them without ever getting your feet wet. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Venice Italy £49 Take a summer break in the famou

first_imgVenice, Italy £49Take a summer break in the famously romantic city of canals and culture. With more artistic masterpieces per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world, Venice is heaven for art lovers as well as those who have eyes only for each other. The best way to explore Venice is by Vaporetto (water bus), or for a more romantic experience, hop aboard a Gondola and cruise the winding Venetian waterways with musical accompaniment (‘O sole mio’ optional).ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related5 flights for under £50Start planning your next quick getaway with this week’s selection of bargain flights to European cities – from just £28!5 Flights for £40 or less!5 Flights for £40 or less!Skint trips: 10 unbelievably cheap flights all for less than £30From Ireland to Italy to Ibiza, we pick 10 of the cheapest flights going on Skyscanner, all under £30 return. Poland from £35Catch some action at Euro 2012 with a last-minute trip to Poland. Games are being played in Warsaw, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw, but there are a variety of options for cheap flights to Polish cities from the UK. Join the Irish fans who will doubtless create a great atmosphere in their second and third matches against Spain in Gdansk on 14 June and Italy in Poznan on Monday 18th.Barcelona, Spain from £38Barcelona is increasingly well known as a party destination for weekending Brits. It’s no wonder, with its nightlife where the dancing goes on ‘til dawn and beyond. It’s also brilliant for a city break with the family. There are all those amazing Gaudi buildings, Parc de Ciutadella for chilling out, the aquarium at Port Vell for gaping at seahorses and sharks, and the Ramblas for stalls, shows and atmosphere. And if all else fails, hit the beach at Barceloneta.Dusseldorf, Germany from £39Dusseldorf? For a city break? Yes indeed! Not the first name on the teamsheet for a weekend away in Europe, sophisticated Dusseldorf may be better known as a city in which to do business but it has a happening arts scene and a surprisingly lively nightlife. Head for the Altstadt, the historic quarter on the Rhine, otherwise known as ‘the longest bar in the world’ where you’ll soon see first-hand evidence that the locals know how to party.Paris, France from £44Ah Paris, city of culture, romance, fine food… and Disneyland. Paris is a top city for kids, its sights so famous that even smaller ones will be familiar with them from films and cartoons. But if you have wee ones in tow, Disneyland Paris is a must, especially as it is currently celebrating its 20th birthday with special shows and events. Pluck up the courage to go on Space Mountain, take a swashbuckling ride with the Pirates of the Caribbean, and meet your (sorry, your kids’) fave Disney characters.last_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAfter just two years of operation, InterContinental New York Times Square has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Certified property. This internationally acclaimed recognition is bestowed upon properties that were designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of sustainability such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.As the nation’s largest new-build hotel to achieve LEED status, InterContinental New York Times Square has maintained a commitment to the environment from the start by building on a previously developed site cleared of hazardous material to ensure a safe redevelopment process. During construction more than 75% of the debris was diverted from landfills for recycling and an erosion-control plan was implemented to protect New York City’s precious water system. Also included in the hotel’s eco-conscious design plan were two green rooftops that house low-maintenance and drought-tolerant plants to retain heat in the winter and absorb the heat of summer’s harsh sunlight. Most recently however, the 7th floor rooftop also became home to the property’s first rooftop beehive which is expected to produce is 30-40 pounds of locally sourced honey by September.Inside, the hotel opted for a high-efficiency ventilation system and specialized paints and coatings to result in better air quality throughout. Floor-to-ceiling windows were also installed to allow for maximum amounts of natural lighting while the use of CFL and LED light bulbs provide excellent lighting quality while conserving electricity. The hotel’s Todd English restaurant, Ça Va Brasserie, was also recently recognized by the Green Restaurant Association for its dedication to the GRA’s Seven Environmental Categories which includes water efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable food. The 2-Star Certified restaurant is one of only 65 Green Certified Restaurants in all of New York.As a brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) recently launched a new online sustainability system called “Green Engage,” assisting general managers across 4,000 hotels worldwide to manage hotel energy, water and waste consumption more effectively. The software allows hotels to input their onsite data, which generates reports comparing similar hotels around the world. The online lists for both new and current hotels show properties the specific actions they need to take to reduce their energy, water and waste. Every aspect of the hotel lifecycle is covered — from picking a responsible destination, selecting correct lighting and cleaning materials for the hotel, and providing staff training on sustainability. Return on investment, carbon reduction and potential impact on customers is calculated for each action item suggested. Through “Green Engage,” IHG will benefit by having a common environmental reporting and management system, while consumers will benefit by staying in hotels that are more environmentally friendly.www.intercontinentalny.comlast_img read more

Met office issues yellow weather warning for holiday

first_imgThe Met Service issued an extreme high temperature warning for bank holiday Wednesday, in force between 11am and 4pm.The service said it expected the inland maximum temperature during that time to reach 40 degrees Celsius.The weather will be mainly clear on Wednesday with temperatures on the south and eastern coasts reaching 34C and 31C in the north and west.Maximum temperatures in the highlands are expected to reach 34C.Some fog will form early on Thursday morning in some areas but the weather will be clear through Saturday.Temperatures are expected to drop slightly by Friday, with no marked change on Saturday.You May LikeLifeUnveil8 Greatest Destinations for Your Vacations in the United StatesLifeUnveilUndoFood PreventThis Is What Willl Happen To Your Body When You Eat 3 Eggs Every DayFood for BraveA Browser that’s 200% Faster than for BraveUndo Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cyprus issues navtex for Delphini target as Exxons drill ship set to

first_imgTHE Cyprus government issued a navigational telex (navtex) notification to seafarers on Saturday ahead of the arrival next week of Stena IceMax, a drilling ship commissioned by Exxon Mobil to explore for hydrocarbons in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.The drillship is expected to arrive within the next two days in the port of Limassol, with the competent authorities issuing the navtex marine advisory valid until February 25 for the target “Delphini”.“The drilling rig is expected to arrive within the timeframe set, according to schedule, tomorrow or the day after,” a source told the Cyprus News Agency. According to the same source, “everything proceeds smoothly, according to plan.”The navtex 376/18 issued by Cyprus at 6.00 am local time (4.00 am GMT), informs mariners about the drilling operations of Stena IceMax at the “Delphini” target. Drilling operations are expected to commence on November 15.A safety zone of 500 meters is established around Stena IceMax and entering this area is prohibited for any reason, the CAN report said.Violation of the safety zone will be considered as a criminal offence against the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the navtex concludes.On Friday, the Cyprus official government gazette published a decree issued by the Minister of Transport, aiming to safeguard both the rig and marine navigation during the drilling period.Exxon Mobil was awarded, together with Qatar Petroleum the exploration licence in block 10 of Cyprus’ EEZ.Two weeks ago, a Turkish seismic survey vessel waded into Cyprus’ maritime zone, with reports from Turkey claiming the boat had been harassed en route by a Greek frigate.The Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa will be conducting surveys in a sea area of 44,000 square kilometres and the Turkish navtex stated that the Barbaros will remain in the area until February 1.The area reserved by the Turkish navtex is located at the notional boundaries of the respective exclusive zones (EEZs) of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt. Due to political reasons, the three countries have officially not delineated their EEZs with respect to one another.The reserved area also borders Cyprus’ offshore blocks 4 and 5, parts of which Turkey claims fall within its ‘continental shelf’.The southeasternmost tip of the area is approximately 100 km from the two sites in block 10 which ExxonMobil has earmarked for drilling.Local media speculated that Turkey’s intent in deploying the Barbaros was to convey a political message, namely making its presence felt in the area during the same time that ExxonMobil will be drilling exploratory wells for gas in block 10.Turkey has repeatedly vowed to stop Cyprus from extracting and monetising its offshore gas reserves.In February this year, Turkish warships prevented a drilling rig from approaching an exploratory well in Cyprus’ block 3 on behalf of Italian energy giant ENI.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more