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  • British Council invites project ideas for crafts sector

    first_imgUnder its new ‘Crafting Futures’ programme, the British Council is currently inviting project proposals around the future of crafts from Indian organisations working across textiles, jewellery, sustainable fashion, handicrafts, furniture and pottery. The programme by British Council, UK’s educational-cultural organisation, aims to boost livelihood for Indian craftspeople – especially women – through digital technology. It is inviting applications till November 11. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe India-UK collaboration scheme will bring together Indian and UK partners to co-develop 12-14-month long projects exploring new futures for crafts in India and investigate the new ecosystems for craft and how traditional skills, contemporary design and enterprise can come together to create new systems. The projects will also explore the role of craft as a route to women’s empowerment and leadership, how craft can address global environmental challenges and what role tourism can play to ensure that craft is widely appreciated. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAnother question the projects will seek to answer is: What can digital technology bring to crafts? “Through innovative collaboration and the infusion of entrepreneurial digital technology, we aim to have a positive impact on the social, cultural and economic aspects of the Indian craftspeople and design organisations. We are looking for project ideas that can elevate economic opportunities for women and other crafts entrepreneurs in India,” the British Council said. It added that six winning organisations will receive monetary and technical support, while getting access to potential partners in the UK to collaborate. The projects will aim to benefit India’s seven million-strong crafts community. More details can be found on www.britishcouncil.in.last_img read more

  • Aglukkaq defends food program as audits release looms

    first_imgAPTN National NewsNutrition North is the food subsidy for the Arctic, the government program that is supposed to help remote Nunavut communities.A federal audit on the program is due before the end of the month. APTN’s Kent Driscoll caught up with Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to discuss the state of the program.last_img

  • Brad Pitt Jolie now officially single

    first_imgLos Angeles: Over two years after filing for divorce, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are legally single now. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge accepted their request for bifurcation, which means they can be legally considered single, despite the fact that they are not officially divorced yet. “Both parents are focused on what’s best for the kids,” a source told people.com. The couple share six children together, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaPitt and Jolie got married in 2014 but two years later, they filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The “Wanted” actress demaned physical custody of the children. Since then, the two have been in ongoing negotiations over custody and dividing their finances. In June 2018, a judge established a detailed schedule for Pitt to spend time with the children (except Maddox, who according to the court is old enough to decide for himself how much time he wants to spend with his father).last_img read more

  • Deputy SG Of Council Of Europe Lauds Government Action Plan On

    first_imgRabat –  The deputy secretary general of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni lauded government action plan on equality as well as the pioneering and consensual steps undertaken by Morocco for gender mainstreaming. Battaini, who was speaking, on Wednesday in Rabat, at a meeting with the Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development Bassima Hakkaoui, also paid tribute to Morocco’s policy on immigration, calling for exerting more efforts by all stakeholders, particularly in the fight against human trafficking which affects women more than men, according to a statement from the Ministry. The top official of the pan-European organization expressed her admiration for the Moroccan approach to promote the access of children and women to justice, stressing the keenness of the Council of Europe to support Morocco in its policy of strengthening the culture of democracy and human rights within the framework of international cooperation with civil society.  The Council of Europe is committed to supporting Morocco for the implementation of certain reforms as part of the future plan of cooperation between Morocco and the Council of Europe (2015-2017), she added.last_img read more

  • Washington DC Government Rep Explores Moroccos Business Potential

    Rabat – The Director of the District of Columbia’s Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, Angie M. Gates, visited Morocco on December 5-13 to explore possible business opportunities with the Kingdom.  Gates received a warm welcome from elected officials and business owners.Gates’s visit led her to four Moroccan cities, including Rabat, Marrakech, Casablanca and Tangier. The main purpose of the tour was to explore Morocco’s business potential, but also to strengthen cultural, economic, and educational ties between the District of Columbia and the Kingdom of Morocco.The visit was also an opportunity to discuss possible avenues for cooperation between Washington D.C. and Moroccan stakeholders in the areas of arts and crafts, education, and youth engagement with a view to enhancing cross cultural exchange between the U.S. and Morocco. “I am very pleased to be here in Morocco, a country we respect for its diverse cultural heritage, craftsmanship, social and economic development,” Gates told Morocco World News. “I am amazed by the potential both Morocco and the Moroccan people have including various fields. This visit was organized to explore the potential and strengthen the ties between our sister nations.”Accompanied by Moroccan-American businessman Mohamed Hajjam, Gates’s nine-day visit first started in Marrakech where she met with high-level elected officials such as the Mayor of Marrakech, Mohamed Larbi Belcaid, to discuss business opportunities for the District of Columbia and for Morocco.“This exploratory trip was her first trip to Africa, where she met a number of Moroccan officials, MPs, business leaders, and artists. She was very impressed by Morocco’s infrastructure, especially the Tangier Med Port, people’s hospitality, and Moroccan cultural diversity.”tAngie M. Gates meeting with the Mayor of Marrakech, Mohamed Larbi BelcaidFor her, Hajjam explained, “It was just amazing how so many Moroccans can speak fluent English in addition to their mastery of Arabic and French. This is important because before coming to Morocco, Angie was afraid she would have trouble communicating with people.”In Marrakech, Gates explored the possibility of a partnership between the internationally acclaimed Marrakesh Film Festival and the DC Film Festival. In this regard, she held meetings with a number of singers, songwriters and producers, including Dj Van, Douzi, Amir Ali, and Mohamed Zyat, to name but a few.Potential business ventures, education collaboration, and cultural development opportunities may arise from this visit, according to Hajjam,Laying the foundation for establishing a Sister City relationship between D.C. and the city of Rabat was also on the agenda. Discussions were held with local community and business leaders.  Gates also visited the U.S Embassy in Morocco where she met with U.S. Ambassador Dwight L. Bush.The American official expressed the willingness of the City Council of Washington D.C., to reinforce economic, cultural and artistic cooperation, which will be manifested through B2B ventures and partnerships with local stakeholders. To this end, she demonstrated her support for the week-long celebration of a “Morocco Days” event to take place in 2016 in Washington D.C.Initiated by Mohamed Hajjam, “Morocco Days” will be a seven-day celebration of the kingdom’s heritage, where the country’s economic potential as a business hub in the African continent will be showcased.Angie M. Gates with the president of Marrakech- Safi region Ahmed Akhchichine“The aim of this upcoming event is to further strengthen the already strong ties between Morocco and the capital of the United States of America that go back to the founding fathers,” Hajjam told MWN.“This metropolitan area [Washington D.C.] is home to more than 25,000 Moroccan residents who work, study and conduct business this city on a daily basis. Most importantly, this event can create business opportunities which will have an economic impact on Washington D.C. and Morocco,” Hajjam pointed out.Gates was appointed Director of the Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) on October 1, 2015. Before this, Gates was the Director of Operations for the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser’s, Transition Team. The OCTFME is the go-to office for movie, television, photography, and multimedia productions in the D.C. area.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

  • Moroccan MP MPs Own Private Schools Want Public Education to Fail

    Rabat – After weeks of protests by contractual teachers, Omar Balafrej, an MP of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU), stated in an interview with Moroccan news outlet Walaw that employing teachers under a fixed-term contract is “nonsense.”Contractual teachers have staged a number of strikes across Morocco over recent weeks demanding to be integrated into the public sector. The government has hired teachers under annually renewable contracts every year since 2016.To fill the need for more teachers while managing heavy public debts, the government hired the teachers through regional academies. The contractual teachers’ unions are protesting the government’s alleged inability to meet their demands to be hired into the public sector and provide free public education.Hinting at the ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) and the opposition Istiqlal (Independence) Party (PI), Balafrej, whose PSU belongs to the Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD), argued that those who own private schools do not want to reform the education system because reform threatens their interests.“These people,” stated Balafrej, “belong to powerful political parties like the PJD and the PI.” He continued, “Some MPs even call for privatizing education even in marginalized and rural areas.”Approximately 1 million students from middle-class families attend private school in Morocco, generating a profit of  MAD 10 billion, according to Balafrej.Read also: Moroccan Contractual Teachers Strike for 4th Week for EqualityBalafrej argued that some private sectors should be nationalized, citing Sweden as an example of a country with a 0 percent rate of private schooling at primary and secondary levels and Turkey as a country with a 1 percent rate.According to a 2015 report conducted by several Moroccan organizations, beginning with the implementation of the National Charter for Education and Training (NCET), Morocco has been promoting private education.The charter states that “the private education and training sector is considered as a main partner, alongside the State, in the promotion of the education and training system, the broadening of its extension and the continuous improvements of its quality.”The solution, Balafrej proposes, is that the government should improve the public school system. Private school should not be a necessity but an option, he said. “What we need to do is to show a strong willingness to hold out against lobbyists of the private sector. Public education is not only about employment under fixed contracts,” Balafrej stressed.In sympathy with contractual teachers, the National Syndicate of Higher Education (SNESup) declared that they are going to protest at the Ministry of Education in Rabat on Thursday, April 17.In a special meeting on March 23, SNESup also decided to go on another nation-wide strike but has not decided when.Their statement calls for an open dialogue between contractual teachers and the government regarding the teachers’ demands, particularly to increase the wages of researcher-teachers especially because of the high cost of living.Read also: Nabila Mounib Says Government Failed Moroccan Teachers, Backs Protesters read more

  • UN rushes aid to 60000 floodbeleaguered Ecuadorians

    11 March 2008United Nations agencies are rushing food, medicines and other assistance to Ecuador to assist tens of thousands of people in need after heavy rains have inundated much of the South American country. Some 3,000 families, or around 13,000 people, have been forced from their homes by the two weeks of flooding, some of the country’s worst in two decades, and are residing in over 300 shelters. Heavy rains have impacted 13 of the country’s 24 provinces, with approximately 60,000 people being affected by the rains in total. As of late last month, nearly two dozen people have lost their lives, including several children, and some $82 million worth of crops have been lost. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed 135 metric tons of high-energy biscuits and 10,000 food rations. Additionally the agency is launching a food-for-work programme in May for a three-month period. For its part, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing efforts to bolster early recovery efforts and is also organizing a three-day training event on risk identification and emergency management. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through 500 young volunteers, is distributing some 10,000 information leaflets from the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on the prevention of sexual violence and HIV/AIDS. Meanwhile, the UN World Heath Organization is helping the national health ministry with the provision of vaccinations in Ecuador’s coastal region. read more

  • Two children killed and mother seriously injured as Bentley driver is arrested

    Two children were killed alongside their mother in a horror car smash moments after two separate cars were seen apparently racing nearby.Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh, aged 10 years and 23 months old, were passengers in a BMW car with their mother, when they were caught up in what one witness described as a “massive” multi-vehicle smash.Three cars, also including a Bentley and an Audi S3, were involved in the collision on the Birmingham New Road at the junction with Lawnswood Avenue in Wolverhampton at 8.45pm on Thursday, West Midlands Police said.The driver of the Bentley car, a 31-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further investigation. The Audi driver has not been traced.A picture of Sanjay happily holding his younger brother in front of a Christmas tree was released by police alongside a tribute from their family. They said: “Our family are grieving over the tragic deaths of our two beautiful children, as well as dealing with the shock of the horrific crash. “We appeal to the general public to come forward as witnesses in order help police find the perpetrator who fled from the scene and to bring him or her to justice.  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. “It was too much. The mother was just in shock.”Eyewitness Dudley Hartley said police quickly cleared the area and moved onlookers away – after immediately realising the severity of the children’s injuries.Mr Hartley, who went outside to see if he could help at the scene, said: “It was absolutely shocking. To see something of this nature and then to discover there were two fatalities, both children, is shocking.”Accident investigators were on the scene overnight, where the blue Audi could be seen with a crumpled front end. “At this time we would appreciate some privacy and space to grieve over our precious loss. “Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated.”Witnesses claim the driver appeared distressed after being accused of racing with the Audi, which struck the family car at traffic lights on a dual carriageway.Police are attempting to find the Audi driver, who left on foot.Passersby rushed to the scene in an attempt to help the victims and comfort and treat their mother.A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that nothing could be done to save the two young boys who had been badly hurt and they were confirmed dead at the scene.”The mother was taken to hospital seriously injured.A taxi driver told reporters two cars had passed him at a “very, very fast” speed about a mile away from the accident scene.Describing how two cars had passed him at speed, Tanveer Hussain added: “I was further up the road, by McDonald’s, and two cars overtook me. If I am doing 35 to 40, they were doing much more.”Explaining what happened after he heard a bang and then saw the crash site, Mr Hussain added: “I got out of my car and other lads tended to the children. What I saw was terrible. read more

  • Herrera Beutler calls for districtwide light rail vote

    first_imgCongresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler wrote a strongly worded letter to the C-Tran Board of Directors Wednesday saying she can’t help find federal funding for the Columbia River Crossing without a districtwide vote on a proposed sales tax increase to fund light rail.The C-Tran Board of Directors agreed Tuesday night to postpone until after the November election a decision on whether to put a sales tax increase before a subdistrict — such as Vancouver and its urban growth boundary, for example — or to the entire C-Tran service area, which spans much of Clark County. The board did say it is committed to having a vote in August or November 2012.But Herrera Beutler, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said she’d like to see a vote this November, or in a February 2012 special election.“If the light rail vote goes down — which it may not, who knows — if it does, that is a signal that we have to redesign this and do what the people want,” she said by phone from Washington, D.C. “My whole focus is on if the people who are going to be asked to pay for the bridge agree with what we’re doing.”The C-Tran vote is not a referendum approving or rejecting the CRC, a $3.6 billion megaproject that includes seven interchange improvements and a replacement Interstate 5 bridge. Rather, the vote is a one-tenth of 1 percent tax increase for operations and maintenance of a light rail line from Portland and to Clark College, along with funding for Bus Rapid Transit in downtown Vancouver.last_img read more

  • Two youth arrested in rape case

    first_imgVizianagaram: Two youth, who had allegedly raped a woman, were arrested within a day after the victim lodged a complaint. The incident took place when the woman went to the outskirts of Koyyanapeta village of Gurla mandal to graze the cattle. DSP of Vizianagaram D Surya Sravan Kumar stated that K Anand and K Nagaraju of Koyyanapeta village found the 21-year-old woman alone at the water tank and raped her on June 18. Even they filmed the incident with their mobile phone and threatened her not to reveal this to anyone. However, the woman had approached the police on Monday (June 24) with the support of her parents and elders of the village and lodged a complaint. The police had traced the two accused and arrested them. A case was registered and the accused were sent for remand.last_img read more

  • 68 killed in Indonesia floods landslides

    first_imgLocals look into a damaged bridge after floods hit Manuju in Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 23 January 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. — ReutersAt least 68 people have been killed and nearly 7,000 forced to take refuge in emergency shelters after floods, landslides and a tornado battered the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the past week, authorities said on Sunday.Rescue teams were still looking for seven missing people, while 47 had been injured during the devastation that saw heavy rains cause a dam to overflow, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency.More than 5,000 homes had been submerged with scores of bridges, schools and places of worship damaged, as well as thousands of acres of rice paddies destroyed, he said in a statement.Some displaced people had started to return to their homes as flood waters receded, but heavy equipment was needed to clear a thick layer of mud that had enveloped roads and houses, he said.Others had chosen to remain in camps after being traumatized, Nugroho said, adding that there was still an urgent need for food, blankets and medical services.The devastation that has struck Southern Sulawesi in the past week had also extended to Makassar, the capital of the province.last_img read more

  • FBI No Evidence Of Attack In Border Patrol Agents Death

    first_imgFBI.govThe FBI says the investigation into the November death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez has yielded no evidence that there was an attack.FBI officials say the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a “scuffle, altercation or attack.”The FBI released a statement Wednesday saying investigators have conducted more than 650 interviews and involved 37 field offices, but have not found evidence of an attack.Investigators say 36-year-old Rogelio Martinez and his partner suffered serious injuries the night of Nov. 18 while patrolling outside of Van Horn about 110 miles (175 kilometers) southeast of El Paso.Both agents were airlifted to the hospital, where Martinez died. The injured agent was released from the hospital but did not remember the incident.Speculation has run rampant with several politicians calling it an attack. President Donald Trump used the incident to renew his call for a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Sharelast_img read more

  • Tencent Profits Up 19 Despite Gaming Industry Woes

    first_img Popular on Variety Chinese new-media conglomerate Tencent, which has been battered by problems in its games division, unveiled third-quarter results showing a 19% increase of $2.97 billion in non-GAAP net profits, on revenues that were up 24% to $11.7 billion.Expressed on a GAAP basis, which the company prefers, net profits were up 30% at $3.4 billion (RMB23.4 billion) during the three-month period.Despite the regulatory problems that Tencent highlighted in its July financial statement, the company said that it currently has 15 games with monetization approval and that it released 10 titles in the quarter.Online games revenue grew 7% year-on-year and 11% on the previous quarter to hit $2.81 billion (RMB19.5 billion) in the three months between July and September. PC games revenue, at $1.79 billion (RMB12.4 billion), sank by 15% year-on-year and 4% compared with the last quarter. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img “For our game business we implemented stringent self-imposed limitations on games-playing by minors, which we believe put the game industry on a healthy and more solid foundation for future development,” said chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng.In July, Tencent revealed that, since spring, Chinese government regulators had largely halted approvals of new game releases in China. Or they were not allowing companies to exploit the paid-for versions of games. That caused Tencent to announce earnings below analysts’ expectations and pointed to the government’s fundamental rethink of the games sector.In the weeks that followed, that rethink became clearer as government additionally announced limits on games-playing by youngsters. Tencent responded by imposing its own restrictions on games usage and by cutting its games marketing budget.The company’s shares, which opened the year at HK$417.8, came under increased pressure. The shares have dropped from HK$348.6 at the time of the July announcement to HK$278.1 at the end of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The tumble has pushed Tencent out of the elite rank of the world’s 10 largest companies.The company said that the number of users for its WeChat messaging program reached 1.08 billion, an increase of 11% year-on-year. Revenues from social media were up 15%.The company reported that its Tencent Video streaming platform now counts 82 million paying subscribers, driven by interest in its “Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace” and anime series “Land of Warriors.” Across all of its value-added services, which span video, music and games, subscriptions grew by 23% to 154 million.“At the end of the quarter we upgraded our organization to help enterprises and various industries to benefit from the new trend of industrial Internet through digitization and technology innovation and to provide customers with better integrated entertainment and social experiences, as well as to unify our advertising sales platforms,” said Ma. “We believe this strategic organizational upgrade will position us well for future long-term growth.”last_img read more

  • Bioengineering team creates selfforming tetrahedron protein

    first_img © 2013 Phys.org Journal information: Nature Chemical Biology Explore further (Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from the U.S. and Slovenia has succeeded in creating “origami” type proteins that assemble themselves into three dimensional shapes. As a proof of concept, the team created, as they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, a protein with coils that self-formed a true three dimensional tetrahedron. For several years DNA “origami” has been in the news as bio-nanotechnologists have created strands that self-form into boxes, smiley faces etc. Since that time, the attention of many such researchers has switched over to doing the same, or better, with proteins—the thinking has been that such proteins would prove useful for medical or nano-engineering projects. Up until now, however, doing so has been slow going.Proteins are long chains of amino acids (polypeptides) that, in nature, exist in many different shapes—their purpose is to perform services inside of cells to help keep them functioning properly. One of the most common natural protein structures is a coil—it like other protein structures holds its shape due to attraction between amino acids—the order of the acids in the chain helps determine which overall shape results. The researchers used this knowledge to create proteins that self-formed into new shapes.To make the tetrahedron, the researchers began with proteins that already self-form into coils—in this case, 12 of them to represent each of the edges of the desired shape. Then, they added in a different type of amino acid to serve as both linker and joint holding the 12 coils together as a single chain. To bring the protein into existence, the team used genetically altered Escherichia coli as the host—it synthesized the protein, which then self-formed into the tetrahedron as planned—the first such structure to be created in a lab.Creating customized three dimensional protein structures may soon lead to new ways to deliver medicine—molecules could be embedded inside of them for, example, and released by another chemical once it arrives at the right destination. Nanotechnologists are also interested in creating specific protein structures because of their possible use in creating bio-data-storage devices or other useful electronic materials. Researchers Tackling Unsolved Questions About Protein Structurescenter_img Imaging of the assembled TET12 reveals tetrahedral topology. Credit: Nature Chemical Biology (2013) doi:10.1038/nchembio.1248 More information: Design of a single-chain polypeptide tetrahedron assembled from coiled-coil segments, Nature Chemical Biology (2013) doi:10.1038/nchembio.1248AbstractProtein structures evolved through a complex interplay of cooperative interactions, and it is still very challenging to design new protein folds de novo. Here we present a strategy to design self-assembling polypeptide nanostructured polyhedra based on modularization using orthogonal dimerizing segments. We designed and experimentally demonstrated the formation of the tetrahedron that self-assembles from a single polypeptide chain comprising 12 concatenated coiled coil–forming segments separated by flexible peptide hinges. The path of the polypeptide chain is guided by a defined order of segments that traverse each of the six edges of the tetrahedron exactly twice, forming coiled-coil dimers with their corresponding partners. The coincidence of the polypeptide termini in the same vertex is demonstrated by reconstituting a split fluorescent protein in the polypeptide with the correct tetrahedral topology. Polypeptides with a deleted or scrambled segment order fail to self-assemble correctly. This design platform provides a foundation for constructing new topological polypeptide folds based on the set of orthogonal interacting polypeptide segments. Citation: Bioengineering team creates self-forming tetrahedron protein (2013, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-bioengineering-team-self-forming-tetrahedron-protein.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

  • Pennsylvania governor nominee Born with male plumbing Use the mens restroom

    first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Scott Wagner | Photo: Facebook/Scott Wagner Earlier today, his campaign clarified his stance. Spokesperon Andrew Romeo responded that Wagner would ‘veto any bill that would restrict marriage rights for same-sex couples’.He further said his candidate was ‘willing to lose the primary to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community’, despite the fact that Wagner already won the primary.The Human Rights Campaign responded to Wagner’s comments, primarily about a bathroom bill.‘Scott Wagner’s dangerous remarks show an alarming disregard for fundamental human decency,’ said Chris Sgro, HRC Communications Director.‘This is the same type of deeply discriminatory propaganda used in North Carolina during the now infamous HB2 fight that  inflicted tremendous harm on the state’s people, reputation, and economy. The fair-minded and hardworking people of Pennsylvania deserve better than this from their leaders. It’s critical that voters turn out this November to reject Scott Wagner’s divisive politics and re-elect Governor Tom Wolf — a man who is working tirelessly to ensure every individual is able to work and live free from discrimination and harassment.’Wolf is the current Democratic governor.More from Gay Star NewsChristine Hallquist is the first trans person nominated for Governor in the USSharice Davids could be first US lesbian Native American congresswomanOver 78,000 transgender Americans might not be able to vote this NovemberGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate’s social media team shares transphobic Caitlyn Jenner memeLGBT Witch-hunt: North Carolina no longer welcomes transgender travelers and residentsVermont passes gender-neutral bathroom bill, providing safe spaces for trans peopleRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pennsylvania-governor-nominee-transphobic-comments/center_img Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor Scott Wagner made transphobic remarks at a recent town hall. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… While speaking with constitutents in Zelienople on Thursday (16 August), Wagner addressed a question about a bathroom bill allowing people to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.He first began by addressing discrimination in general. He said he ‘did not discriminate’ and further that he believes no one in the room condoned discrimination.Then, however, he talked about a possible bathroom bill, which he described as a ‘tricky issue’. His comments begin around the 49-minute mark.‘To get it off the table, I would not sign a bathroom bill if it came to my desk, nor would I promote a bathroom bill,’ he began.Then he gave his unasked for opinion on gender identity.‘It’s real simple: If you’re born with male plumbing, you use the men’s room. If you’re born with female plumbing, use the ladies’ room. Period.’Then the room erupted into applause.‘Caught off-guard’Wagner made more comments about LGBTI issues at a town hall yesterday (20 August). This time, though, he says he was ‘caught off-guard’.According to reports, Wagner said at the event he would consider a bill making same-sex marriage illegal in Pennsylvania.last_img read more

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    first_imgTechnology | October 04, 2011 SourceCorp Introduces New Image Storage Service at RSNA 2011 News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more October 4, 2011 — SourceCorp will introduce a new managed medical image storage services at RSNA 2011. The company’s new multi-tiered, vendor neutral storage solution stores all data in multiple ultra-secure Tier IV data centers in geographically dispersed locations.Users can customize an immediate solution or phase in offerings over time to meet their needs and budget, while minimizing or eliminating hardware capital expense, maintenance and technological obsolescence. Complementing this, the company also offers data cleansing and normalization as well as data migration and image sharing. Sophisticated lifecycle management can shift aging data to economical storage media or simply eliminate it according to a site’s retention policies.SourceCorp’s data centers protect files against any disaster, whether natural or manmade, with redundant power, water and specialized fire abatement systems. Data will be sent to another storage point instantaneously as needed to keep. All data is stored in the strictest HIPAA and HITECH compliance.For more information: www.sourcecorp.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more center_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Related Content News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read morelast_img read more

  • Yemeni troops fight rebels in strategic southern town

    first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Comments   Share   The Yemeni troops fighting in Sabr had been training since April in military camps in al-Buraiqeh, the port city west of Aden, military officials from the Saudi-led coalition said. Saudi, Emirati, Egyptian and Jordanian military advisers there have set up the camps and trained hundreds of fighters, they added.The fighters also received over 300 armored personnel carriers from the United Arab Emirates by sea. These sophisticated carriers are largely driven by non-Yemenis, the military officials said. Two Emirati officers have been killed in battle in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition’s latest offensive, known as the “Golden Arrow,” started on July 16.Al-Buraiqeh is also home to the Yemeni Fourth Military Base, which is in charge of all military operations in Aden.The foreign military advisers, officials said, arrived in al-Buraiqeh by sea more than a month ago and serve as intermediaries between the Yemeni troops and the coalition leadership in neighboring Saudi Arabia. They also supervise the distribution of weapons and give coordinates for coalition airstrikes, military officials said.All the officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to brief reporters. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centercenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from both sides of the conflict said.The pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the town of Sabr earlier in the day after fierce battles with Shiite Houthi rebels. They returned hours later following the arrival of military reinforcements and wrested control of a large portion of the town, security officials said. How men can have a healthy 2019 The officials said five pro-government fighters were killed and 15 wounded in the battle. Local medical officials said eight rebels were killed and 20 wounded.The running battles in Sabr, which is on a key supply route, have lasted for more than a day after troops stormed it in their push north from Aden toward the strategic military base of Al-Anad, which is held by the rebels.The fighting came hours before the start of a five-day humanitarian pause announced by the Saudi-led coalition.“If the Houthis and their allies do not stop fighting, we will continue to fight,” said an official allied with the Saudi coalition.The rebels, known as Houthis, have expressed doubt over the truce, which is set to begin Sunday just before midnight. One Houthi official said it will likely mark “the beginning of a new war.”The Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March against the Iran-supported rebels, who control most of northern Yemen and the capital, Sanaa.The Houthi media office said fierce battles are also taking place near Dar Saad, a town outside of Aden.Coalition force launched dozens of airstrikes in the areas surrounding Sabr, Dar Saad and Al-Anad in the hours leading up to the cease-fire, security officials said. 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

  • Harmonised inflation rate at 09 in May Cystat says

    first_imgThe Cyprus harmonised consumer price index rose 0.9 per cent in May, compared to the respective month of 2016, and 0.1 compared to the month before, the statistical service said.In January to May, the harmonised consumer price index rose an annual 1.3 per cent compared to the respective period of 2016, Cystat said.Energy prices rose an annual 12 per cent in May, while those for services rose 0.8 per cent, Cystat said. Non-energy industrial products became 1.4 per cent more affordable while prices of food, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco, dropped marginally.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more