Snow Removal Service Remains at High Level

first_img Snow removal services in Inverness County have remained at a highlevel given this winter’s blizzards, large amounts of snow andconstant high winds, said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportationand Public Works. “It’s been a challenging year for snow removal service but we’respending more money in Inverness North and the number of plows onthe road hasn’t changed,” said Mr. Russell following a meetingwith Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald andmembers of Inverness county council. “I want the public to knowthe facts. Service can always be improved, but we are providing agood level of service to residents.” The minister said the recent blizzards have led department staffto accelerate a provincewide review of equipment at alllocations. This review will take into account the unique weatherpatterns found on western Cape Breton Island and in other partsof the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has about 20operators and 13 pieces of equipment working in the area ofInverness North, between Mabou and Pleasant Bay. The number ofequipment and staff in the area has remained stable since 1995-96. The department expects to spend about $400,000 more in the areathis year than last, with total snow and ice spending inInverness North estimated to reach $1.8 million. During the recent blizzards, department personnel and equipmentfrom around the province – including staff from Cape Breton,Pictou and Hants counties — travelled to Inverness County toassist in snow removal efforts. The department also hiredequipment and staff from the private sector to assist in thecleanup effort. “The drivers were telling me they hadn’t seen that kind ofblowing snow in 30 years of work,” said Charles MacDonald, thedepartment’s area manager. “It was really incredible. The plowswould make clear a lane, and then the wind would push the snowright back into the highway.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Snow Removal Service Remains at HighLevellast_img read more

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BSY likely to meet PM during Delhi visit on Aug 6

first_imgBengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and several union ministers on August 6, his office said Saturday.In his first visit to Delhi after taking over as chief minister, Yediyurappa will hold a dinner meeting with MPs and union ministers representing Karnataka and have discussions on state specific issues and development related projects. According to a tentative tour schedule of the chief minister released by his office, Yediyurappa will leave for Delhi on August 5 night and next morning meet the vice president following which a meeting with prime minister Modi has been scheduled.last_img

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Tony Martell Founder Of The TJ Martell Foundation Dies at Age 90

first_imgTony Martell, who founded the TJ Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDs research in honor of his son T.J. who died after battling leukemia at the age of 19, has died.Tony Martell speaks at this years T.J. Martell Foundation New York Honors Gala held in OctoberMartell died in Madison, New Jersey at his home on Sunday, November 27, 2016. He was 90 years old.Tony Martell was a music industry senior executive from the 1960s to the 1990s working with musicians who covered a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock, soul, pop, blues and heavy metal. His experience as an A&R Director, Record Label Vice President and Record Label Head could not eclipse his profound commitment to honoring the promise he made to his son many years ago – to find a cure to help others.Founded in 1975, the T.J. Martell Foundation has raised over $270 million dollars for innovative scientific research at flagship hospitals in the United States. Under Martell’s leadership the foundation has become the music industry’s largest foundation which funds innovative research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDs. Memorial plans will be announced soon. He is survived by his daughter Debbie Martell of Florham Park, NJ.last_img read more

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Dialogue vital to resolving NagornoKarabakh dispute Armenia tells UN

28 September 2009The ongoing dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is part of Azerbaijan’s territory but is occupied by Armenian forces, could be settled as long as both sides refrain from taking action that hampers the peace process, Armenia’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly today. Edward Nalbandian accused Azerbaijan for misrepresenting the “essence” of the problem, including over the weekend when Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, speaking before the Assembly, tried to “smother ethnic cleansings and its policy of violence against the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.”In his address, Mr. Mammadyarov said the first steps that need to be taken to end the conflict include the withdrawal of Armenian forces, the rehabilitation of the affected territories, the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes, and the opening of all communications.Mr. Nalbandian told the Assembly’s high-level debate today about what he described as Azerbaijan’s aggression against the region, adding that its hostilities were fuelled by “the held of mercenaries, closely linked to terrorist organizations.”He said that “in order to create an opportunity for progress… [on Nagorno-Karabakh] the parties should commit to refrain from steps that could hamper dialogue and the peace process.”The Joint Declaration signed last November by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia provides a solid foundation for the settlement of the dispute, he stressed.The senior official also underscored the importance of the principle of self-determination, which he characterized as “an unconditional clause of international law; it is about liberty, freedom of any people to choose its future and fate, and to defend its collective rights whenever those rights and that future are jeopardized.”Last year the General Assembly adopted a resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh calling for the immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces from “all the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.” The text reaffirmed “the inalienable right of the population expelled from the occupied territories” to return to their homes, and to achieve that it called for the comprehensive rehabilitation of all conflict-affected territory. No State should recognize as lawful the current situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, nor provide aid or assistance to maintain that situation, according to the text, which also called for “normal, secure and equal conditions of life for Armenian and Azerbaijani communities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region” so that “an effective democratic system of self-governance” can be built up. In addition, the resolution voiced support for international mediation efforts to the dispute, particularly the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chairmen. read more

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DR Congo UN alarmed by upsurge of attacks against civilians by LRA

1 March 2011The United Nations refugee agency today voiced alarm at a fresh upsurge of violence against civilians in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by an armed rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), saying dozens have been killed and thousands forced to flee their homes. Attacks by the LRA, which originated in Uganda, have intensified since January in DRC’s Orientale province, where some 35 people have been killed, 104 others abducted and an estimated 17,000 displaced, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Melissa Fleming, said at a press briefing in Geneva today. She noted that UNHCR had received reports of 52 raids since the start of 2011.“An additional worrisome development is that the rebels appear to have shifted from preying on people in isolated and remote locations to targeting more populated areas,” Ms. Fleming said, adding that the latest attack happened on the morning of 24 February in the town of Banangana where eight people were killed and 30 abducted. On 21 February, a truck ferrying relief supplies and food for a non-governmental organization was attacked in the vicinity of the Garamba National Park. Previously, on 11 February, the LRA launched an attack on Faradje territory, forcing several aid agencies to evacuate staff and leave residents to fend for themselves. Ms. Fleming added that there have also been attacks on vehicles transporting humanitarian assistance.LRA-related violence is seriously hampering humanitarian work in the province. According to UN data some 2,000 people have been killed and 2,500 abducted, including 892 children, in attacks against civilians in villages and towns across Orientale province since December 2007.Those abducted are forced to work in the fields, or used as sex slaves, porters or new recruits. Attacks are often accompanied by extreme cruelty, including murder, mutilation, or amputation of the lips and ears – apparently aimed at terrorizing people with a view to displacing entire populations. Trauma lasting months or years is common among those who have fled.Ms. Fleming said that LRA attacks are causing one of Africa’s biggest population displacements. Since 2008, some 290,000 people have been uprooted in Orientale province. During the same period, 20,000 Congolese have sought refugee in southern Sudan, while 3,500 have fled to the Central African Republic. read more

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UN report shows broadband potential for economic and social development

“To optimize the benefits to society, broadband should be coordinated on a countrywide basis, promoting facilities-based competition and with policies encouraging service providers to offer access on fair market terms… efforts should be coordinated across all sectors of industry, administration and the economy,” according to the report.“Developing isolated projects or piecemeal, duplicated networks is not only inefficient, it delays provision of infrastructure that is becoming as crucial in the modern world as roads or electricity supplies,” said the report, prepared by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, set up last year by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with the support of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The report showed, for example, that every 10 per cent increase in broadband penetration in China could contribute an extra 2.5 per cent increase in the growth of gross domestic product (GDP). Other data cited in the report suggest that, for low- and middle-income countries, a 10-per cent rise in broadband penetration could add up to a 1.4-per cent point rise in economic growth.An analysis for the European Commission estimates that broadband could create more than two million jobs in Europe by 2015, while a study in Brazil reports that access to broadband has already added up to 1.4 per cent to the employment growth rate.“History has witnessed many ‘declarations of independence.’ But in today’s interconnected world we might propose a new ‘Declaration of Inter-dependence’ – a recognition that the economic welfare of each individual country increasingly depends on access to the rest of the world through broadband Internet,” said Hamadoun Touré, the ITU Secretary-General.“This new Broadband Commission report indicates that improvements in broadband penetration directly correlate to improvements in GDP. Basically, the more available and cheaper broadband access is, the better for a country’s economy and growth prospects,” he added.Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General, stressed the importance of broadband in sharing knowledge and extending education to people everywhere.“Provided it is available to all and affordable for all, broadband-powered applications and content can be a powerful lever for achieving Education for All goals. Inclusive, universal and equitable broadband roll-out can be a tremendous accelerator for development and growth – one way to build knowledge societies and to share the wealth of the world’s cultural, linguistic and scientific resources,” she said.“Access to broadband is only one part of the picture – developing human capacity is absolutely vital, to ensure that individuals have the skills to make the most of new technologies. All actors – national, international, private and public – must work together to these ends.A study by ITU released last month showed that on average, consumers are paying 50 per cent less for high-speed Internet connections than they were two years ago. This reduction is, however, mainly due to price decreases in developing countries, with steep declines often reflecting the extremely high cost of broadband in the developing world.The cheapest broadband prices relative to average national monthly income can be found in Monaco, Macau (China), Liechtenstein, United States and Austria. Customers in 31 countries – all of them industrialized nations – pay only the equivalent of 1 per cent or less of average monthly gross national income (GNI) per capita for an entry-level broadband connection.At the other end of the scale, in 19 countries, a broadband connection costs more than 100 per cent of monthly GNI per capita. Africa continues to stand out for its relatively high prices. 6 June 2011Broadband telecommunications have the potential to spur rapid economic growth and facilitate job creation, according to a United Nations reported unveiled today, which urges countries to implement national broadband plans or risk losing the benefits of the global high-speed digital communications. read more

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Ontario seeks public input on 15 minimum wage

TORONTO — Ontario’s bid to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour — a move that is feared by businesses but has the support of some prominent economists — is being put to the public this week.The Liberal government’s proposed legislation on labour reforms, which also includes equal pay for part-time workers, increased vacation entitlements and expanded personal emergency leave, starts committee hearings Monday that will travel the province.The bill would boost the minimum wage, which is currently set to rise with inflation from $11.40 an hour to $11.60 in October, up to $14 on Jan. 1, 2018, and $15 the following year.Businesses are strongly opposed to the increase, particularly the quick pace of it. A coalition of groups including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Restaurants Canada and the Canadian Franchise Association are sending Premier Kathleen Wynne a letter Monday, slamming the “arbitrary” increase.“Many Ontario employers, especially small businesses, are now considering closing their business because they do not have the capacity to successfully manage such reforms,” they write.“The business community was wholly aligned with your government’s previous approach, which allowed for increases to the minimum wage that were predictable and protected against arbitrary political decision-making.”Business groups had been calling for the government to first perform an economic analysis, and have now commissioned their own, which the coalition said will be complete next month.“To plan effectively and protect jobs, employers need predictability and time to adjust the cost of other inputs where we can,” the coalition writes. “There is no way to absorb and adjust to a 32 per cent hit in less than 18 months.”Karl Wirtz, the CEO and founder of a packaging company in Brampton, Ont., said he may have to consider bankruptcy.“This is something that has got me scared out of my mind,” he said.The minimum wage increase will mean an extra $1 million for WG Pro-Manufacturing’s 200 — soon to be 245 — employees, Wirtz said. About half of them make minimum wage and the rest will have to get commensurate pay bumps, he said.The company, which does co-packaging for foods and confectionery products, is focused on growth, Wirtz said, and as such is operating within tight margins. He hasn’t budgeted for an extra million dollars a year and is locked into contracts with big customers. The only way he sees out of the pricing structure is bankruptcy.“I want all of our workers to have a good income and good ability to have a good lifestyle,” Wirtz said. “I respect that. Truthfully, I do. But you have to give businesses an opportunity to phase it into their program. So yes, let’s shoot for $14, let’s shoot for $15, but scale it over the next coming years.”Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid said the government is sensitive to the needs of businesses, smaller ones in particular.“We want to ensure there’s not unintended consequences, because these are complex policies,” he said.“If there’s more work to be done in terms of the details and potential unintended consequences, that’s something we’re certainly happy to do with our business community.”A recent study out of Seattle made headlines for concluding that its minimum wage increase was actually detrimental to low-income workers. But its methodology has been criticized and it bucks the trend of similar studies concluding the opposite, noted Canadian economist Lars Osberg.He is one of 50 economists in Canada who just signed a letter in support of a $15 minimum wage.“For many years, many in the economics profession were also very concerned about this possibility of disemployment of people with minimum wage jobs,” said Osberg, an economics professor at Dalhousie University.“A whole raft of new studies in the last 20 years have indicated that disemployment effect is very small…On average you could say it’s small to negligible.”While businesses’ concerns are understandable, he said, studies show that increasing the minimum wage increases people’s purchasing power, as well as consumption and economic activity in general.“So in that sense it’s stimulative to the macroeconomy,” he said.Ontario’s legislative committee will travel this week to Thunder Bay, North Bay, Ottawa, Kingston and Windsor, and next week to London, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Hamilton and Toronto. read more

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European Union migration proposals welcomed by UN refugee agency

The European Commission has published two proposal papers – one on the global approach to migration and the other on managing the EU’s southern maritime borders – ahead of a meeting on the issue of its member States’ justice ministers in Brussels next week.UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres praised the proposals’ recognition that fortifying borders alone is not the answer to Europe’s migration challenges.“Effective migration management must also include safeguards for the many people in need of international protection who arrive at EU borders,” he said, adding that EU refugee protection concerns should not apply only along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.“Protection challenges arise at the EU’s other frontiers, particularly to the east; new strategies and tools must respond also to needs along those external borders.”In a press release issued in Geneva, UNHCR also said it was willing to help develop some of the ideas contained in the proposal papers, such as the concept of “asylum expert teams” to assist EU member states facing strains on their capacity to receive and respond to arrivals. read more

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Mother 2 children escape WCD fire

Yet another family is left pondering their next move, after a another fire this week – suspected to be of electrical origin- erupted at their La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara (WCD) home early Thursday morning.Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James confirmed that the fire began some time around 06:15hrs while a 33-year-old woman and her two children –ages 7 and 1- were home alone.The mother and her two children managed to flee the burning two storey building unharmed, just before fire fighters arrived at the scene.The blaze was subsequently controlled, leaving only the lower flat of the concrete structure standing.A neighbour on the western side of the Lot 12 La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara home explained to police that she heard popping sounds coming from the burning building but did not pay heed. Her home was reportedly scorched along the side as a result of the blaze.An investigation has since been launched.This fire came on the heels of two others that occurred recently, for different reasons,  leaving several persons homeless and one seriously injured. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related3-year-old perishes in early morning fireDecember 30, 2016In “latest news”Accidents recorded on the WCD public road at La Jalousie, Den AmstelAugust 15, 2018In “Crime”Arson suspected as De Kinderen house goes up in flamesJuly 29, 2019In “latest news” read more

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Tasmanian tin projects making strides

first_imgSpeakers at ITRI’s Asia Tin Week in Kunming outlined recent successes and plans at the Heemskirk and Cleveland tin projects, both located in Tasmania. Stellar Resources Managing Director, Peter Blight, outlined how the Heemskirk tin project passed a key milestone in early 2017 following the grant of a 12-year mining license. The company is currently pursuing a fast-start strategy, first outlined in September 2016, with the project’s three main underground deposits, Queen Hill, Severn and Montana to be developed in that order. The company is now carrying out a significant drilling campaign to update the existing Mineral Resource and to further progress towards completion of a DFS for the project, anticipated by mid-2018. First production is currently targeted by mid-2019.Meanwhile, Elementos Executive Director, Chris Dunks, explained how similarly a low-cost, quick-start strategy, is being pursued for development of the Cleveland tin project. The company is also carrying out a drilling program in 2017 to define additional resources by targeting shallow exploration targets that have been identified. The company is also continuing metallurgical work and plans to lodge a revised Mine Lease application this year. There are also plans to carry out a DFS with a focus on the development of an enlarged open pit at the site. First production is targeted by late-2019.ITRI also notes: “Tasmania is a hotspot for tin project development; with the operating Renison Bell tin mine a strong example of the tin production potential of the region. The Rentails tailing project at Renison is another potential source of future production, with a DFS completed earlier this year. Aus Tin Minings’ Granville tin project in Tasmania commenced tin production at a low level in mid-2016 and also has plans to ramp-up production in the future.last_img read more

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All set in Sevilla for the group phase PHOTO

← Previous Story WCh 2013 opened – Spain smash Algeria! Next Story → WCh 2013 (Round 1): Iceland VS Russia, match of the Day 2 Sevilla is ready for the big spectacle. The group phase of the World Championship here that features the teams of Denmark, Iceland, Russia, Macedonia, Qatar and Chile is to begin today. The hall is ready and the city lives for handball, painted with handball banners all over it.

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Sports Monday Rockets Set Team Record And Are The Astros Ready To

first_imgFrom the the Houston Rockets long winning streak going – up to nine games after Sunday’s 118-99 win over the Hawks and adding to their franchise record for most wins in a season, 60 surpassing their record of 58 wins with 10 games left in the regular season. The Houston Astros begin regular season play this Thursday afternoon, seeking to repeat as World Series champions.And the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is down to the Final Four, and features a surprise: 11th seeded Loyola-Chicago. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:00 Xlast_img

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Thomas L Saunders Historian Activist

first_imgThomas Lawrence Saunders, a historian and CEO of Renaissance Productions and Tours, died of cancer at the Howard County General Hospital on Jan. 11. He was 60.Saunders was a lifelong resident of Baltimore City and his work and passion to create living history here was well documented in local media.Thomas L. Saunders died Jan. 11, after a battle with cancer. (Courtesy Photo)For more than 30 years, Saunders accrued and enjoyed partnerships with the National Blacks in Wax Museum, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Maryland Women’s Heritage Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library, B&O Railroad Museum, to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans.Saunders was a longtime member of several organizations, including the Baltimore Tourism Association, and he served on several Boards and Commissions, such as The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Primary schools and universities, family reunions, government delegations and others, locally and nationally, routinely booked Saunders’ tours and events, which were specifically tailored to their interests..Saunders was a community activist as well. Politicians dating back to the days when William Donald Schaefer was Mayor of Baltimore, to today, sought Saunders’ advice and his influence in some Baltimore communities.His mission was to protect the historical legacy of people of color from obscurity and neglect, and to empower the disenfranchised.  “With a graveled, inquisitive voice [Saunders] was a walking, talking encyclopedia of African American history,” wrote Lionel Foster in a 2009 March issue of Urbanite Magazine.Saunders was a 1975 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and a member of its Black History Club. In 1980, Saunders graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), earning a B.A. in Health Administration and African-American Studies.Early on, a longtime mentor and former chair of the Education Department at Morgan State University, Dr. Eugenia Collier, nurtured Saunders’ love for history. She also ignited his love for the arts: literary, performing arts, music and visual. In 1994, he merged them all when Renaissance Productions and Tours was born.The entrepreneur worked to generate awareness for people and places like The Lexington Market, local independent bookstores, authors and artists.He enjoyed special partnerships with the legendary Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue, founded in 1905. Saunders was a pivotal player in the creation of Baltimore’s Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. He played a key role in creating a commemorative  plaque, honoring Mother Mary Lange, the founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1829, and a statue of Baltimore’s legendary songbird, Billie Holiday.On his bus tours, Saunders transformed slices of the city using authentic period props, costumes and re-enactors; sightseers learned about the little-known historic contributions of Baltimore’s African-American trailblazers, while they ate what he dubbed a Shoebox Lunch. It symbolized a time before-and-during the civil rights era when persons of color could not travel interstate highways without fear of the possibility of racially motivated attacks.Saunders explained those perils, while his passengers ate fried chicken, rolls, fruit and a slice of homemade pound cake. The meal, packed in a shoebox, served as a vivid reenactment of how his own grandmother wrapped up love, protection and nourishment whenever his parents and older brother took to the highways, especially heading South. Over the years, Saunders fed many.Saunders leaves to mourn: his parents, Robert R. Saunders and Julia E. (Tomlin) Saunders, and his older brother, Stacey A. Saunders. He is survived by his nephew, Kenya H. Saunders, his children, Kayla and Dillon Saunders; a niece, Sakena Saunders, her children, NiYonna Saunders, Sanaa Perry, Aylah Perry and Ja’Lae Perry, a host of cousins, dear friends and associates.last_img read more

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Teen and Celebrity Chefs Share Food Military Bond

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROWhen aspiring chef Shamon Hill joined forces with celebrity chef Chris Clime to make a gourmet smoked salmon dish consumed by some of the nation’s top military brass, he didn’t expect a job offer to work in Clime’s kitchen.  But that’s exactly what happened to the 19-year-old resident of Stafford, VA, who says he’s figuring out how he’d balance working at PassionFish restaurant, where Clime serves as executive chef, with upcoming classes at Northern Virginia Community College.Chris Clime, left and Shamon Hill preparing their winning salmon dish at the 2019 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which attracted 300 guests. (Courtesy Photo)“I thought it was amazing,” Hill says of Clime’s offer. ‘Cooking with Chris more and more will be able to expand my horizons to do more things.”Hill and Clime are both “military brats” whose fathers had or have careers in the military that required them to frequently move. Hill’s father, Master Sergeant Marvin Hill is in the United States Marine Corps. Born in New Jersey, the younger Hill followed his father to Fredericksburg, Virginia, Camp Pendleton in California and now to Stafford, Virginia — his father works at Quantico. “You’re constantly on the move, which can be very tiring, but at the same time, you’re also meeting new people in different environments that you never thought you’d be living in, so at the same time, it can be a good and a bad experience,” Shamon Hill told the AFRO. Meanwhile, Clime’s father, Robert Clime, a retired captain in the United States Navy, served in Virginia Beach, Rhode Island, Oceania, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Fairfax. Besides working as executive chef at PassionFish, the younger Clime is also chef de cuisine of Passion Food Hospitality, the restaurant group that includes PassionFish.Hill and Clime met through Blue Star Families, a 10-year-old nonprofit that supports military families through several programs that help military spouses secure jobs, connect military families with civilian neighbors, help “military brats” adjust to life on the road and more. The organization has reached more than 1.5 million military families and distributed more than $80 million to its members and military families since 2009, according to its website, and it operates more than 30 chapters across America.On May 14, Blue Star Families held its annual Blue Star Neighbors Celebration at the United States Chamber of Commerce to recognize three of the organization’s crucial supporters — the Walt Disney Company, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and Susan Masser, a civilian who helped rescue a military family’s daughter in a medical crisis.As part of the celebration, Hill and chefs from different branches of the military teamed up with seven D.C. celebrity chefs to prepare a dish for attendees. Guests voted on their favorite dishes and the chefs behind the winning cuisine scored bragging rights. “We put out a call for military kid chefs because our celebrity chef himself had been a military kid and he cooked for us in the past,” says Kathy Roth-Douquet, chief executive officer of Blue Star Families. Hill and Clime won the contest with their smoked salmon pizzelle. They made it on an everything bagel crisp smeared with Coleman mustard aioli, and topped it with pickled red onions, chopped eggs and capers, then served it cold. The duo made between 230 and 280 of them and people were scooping up the salmon so fast that Hill and Clime had to constantly reassemble more. The event drew Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva, U.S. Secretary of the Army Mark Esper, actor Ian Bohen, and other notable guests, for a total of 300 people. Other culinary stars included mixologist Todd Thrasher, chef Ris Lacoste of Ris, and chef Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel’s.“It was very overwhelming,” Hill says. “I never thought at the age of 19 I’d be out here serving food to VIPs and generals.”The two men bonded over their shared backgrounds as military kids and foodies as they created their dish in the Bethesda location of PassionFish. Hill sliced and baked the bagel to a crisp, and shredded the egg white and yolk, while Clime took care of the rest. Right now, Hill works in the kitchen at Mission BBQ in the chain’s Stafford location. He credits his parents (his mother is Ladeesha Hill) with schooling him the basics in the kitchen, like how to make spaghetti, pancakes, eggs, French toast and home fries. As time went on, they taught him more, and he sharpened his skills by taking two years of culinary arts studies at Brook Point High School in Stafford. Once he gets to Northern Virginia Community College, Hill hopes to study culinary arts and baking. His goal is to become executive chef of a fine-dining restaurant or to run his own. Hill’s already learned quite a bit from Clime, like how to be more efficient, about presentation, how to transform a raw product into something delectable and how spices and syrup combined can enhance a dish. “When we smoke salmon at Mission we … use different seasonings,” Hill says. “His way was different, it was something that I never would have thought of before because for salmon to be sweet, it was something that was totally new to me.” And Clime sees himself in Hill.“It’s nice to work with a younger kid that’s as passionate as he says he is to cook,” Clime says, adding that Hill has the right attitude, listens, has a firm handshake, a solid work ethic and learns fast. “It’s nice to see, because that’s the way I was.”last_img read more

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Colins NFL Week 16 Blazin 5 picks

first_img5. Chiefs at Seahawks (+2.5) SNF – Colin loves Russell Wilson and Seattle as 2.5-point home favorites on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs. Since 2012, the Seahawks are an eye-popping 16-2 at home in primetime, and are averaging 29.1 PPG. Russell Wilson has 35 TD’s and only 9 INT’s in those games.Seattle’s 1st ranked rushing attack (154.9 Rush YPG) will run it down a weak Kansas City D that’s allowed the 7th most rushing yards in the league and looked especially bad recently. Seattle covers and wins outright by controlling the clock and keeping Mahomes on the sidelines. 28-26, Seahawks.Make sure you check out Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast with RJ Bell every Saturday morning to see if the wiseguys agree or disagree with his picks. Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t be a mark! Colin continued cashing with a 3-2 Week 15 Blazin’ 5 to move him to 42-31-2 on the season, and he’s ready to closeout his NFL gambling year on a high note with his final Blazin’ 5 of 2018.Here are his Week 16 Blazin’ 5 plays:Ravens at Chargers (-4.5) – Give Colin Philip Rivers and the Chargers as 4.5 point “home” favorites against the Ravens. L.A. is 10-1 since Week 4 (1st-NFL), leads the NFL with 118 big plays (runs +10, passes +20), have the better overall roster, and get Melvin Gordon back this week.Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has been impressive on the ground, but hasn’t thrown for over 200 yards in 5 starts this season. That’s not going to cut it against against L.A.’s 9th ranked rush defense. Baltimore’s D keeps this close, but  but Chargers pull away and cover, 27-20. 2. Packers (-3) at Jets – Colin is all over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers as field goal road favorites against Sam Darnold and the Jets. Colin hasn’t wavered in his belief that Darnold will be a star, but he’s got nothing around him. The Jets offense ranks 30th in the league in Total YPG (298.4), Yards Per Play (4.86), and big plays – runs over 10 yards, passes over 20 (74).Green Bay (0-7 on the road) hasn’t gone winless away from Lambeau since the 50’s, and Rodgers is motivated to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Darnold keeps it closer than it should be, but the Packers win and cover the 3, 28-23. Advertisementcenter_img 4. Giants (+9.5) at Colts –  Andrew Luck and Indy have been red hot, but Colin can’t pass up the Giants getting a fat 9.5 points on the road. New York has been bad this season, but they’re better away from home with a  3-4 road record (2-5 home), while averaging 25.7 PPG (18.1 home), and allowing 23.1 PPG (26.6 home). More importantly, they haven’t lost by more than 7 on the road all year.Indy is  the better team and gets the win, but the Giants cover getting 9.5.  30-23, Colts. 3. Bears at Niners (+4) – Colin likes the Niners as 4-point home dogs against the Bears in a let down game after clinching the NFC North, last week. San Francisco has been atrocious on the road this season (0-7) but they’ve won 4 at home, including two in a row against Seattle and Denver.Bears QB Mitch Trubisky has been far less effective away from Soldier Field, going 2-2 (7-1 home), with a 4/3 TD to INT ratio (19/9 home), and an 87.6 Passer Rating (97.2 home). Chicago finds a way to win, but the Niners cover with the points. 24-23, Bears.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | April 22, 2010 Medical Video Expands Across Image Exchanges 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. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more April 22, 2010 – With the proliferation of telemedicine and tereradiology services, the two fields are crossing paths on over health care networks, and in particular in image-enabled electronic health records (EHRs), also known as image exchanges.Radiologists and primary care physicians are increasingly transferring data to EHRs, creating a rich repository of patient data. These image exchange archives support both radiographic and video exams on the same platform. As a result, new applications, such as the TotalENT Light Box, a camera and illumination source for live video of body orifices, are gaining ground in medical imaging arena.Developed primarily for use by ear, nose and throat physicians, the TotalENT system works with specific scopes to shed light in body orifices so the camera can capture live video images for telemedicine and display them on a GlobalMedia i8500 Mobile Video Cart. TotalENT is engineered to provide maximum flexibility and control with any endoscopic device and provides quality images for several applications in telemedicine.The light source for TotalENT is a 24-watt short arc xenon medical halide for otoscopes, nasopharyngoscopes and rigid scopes to examine the larynx. The TotalENT is made for GlobalMedia by JEDMED, a medical instrument company based in St. Louis. The system is designed to provide a crisp image and allow easy integration into GlobalMedia’s telemedicine carts. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. TotalENT News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Chinese tourism doubles to Cairns

first_imgThe number of travellers visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns more than doubled last year, pushing the Chinese market up to the third biggest in the region. Up to 70,000 visitors from China flew into Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef last year, an increase of up to 85 percent compared to results from 2009. North Queensland also welcomed a 26 percent growth in visitors from Japan last year compared to the year before which Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief executive Rob Giason said is a strong comeback, “contrary to some predictions”. “This result shows the importance of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef to the Australian economy as a holiday destination for Japanese holiday visitors,” Mr Giason said. “Local tourism operators have complemented the aviation capacity increases provided by Jetstar, by rebuilding the market. “The yen is strong and there is no better time for the Cairns Vision mission made up of senior tourism industry representatives, which is travelling to Japan this month.” However, despite achieving growth from the Asia region, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef saw a decline in international visitors from the UK, a fall of up to 14 percent and a drop of nine percent from the USA.Overall the region reports a six percent increase in holiday visitors from the international market last year, this just ahead of the four percent national result. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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Wotif Destination NSW campaign family friendly

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Families need not fear that the holidays are near now that Destination NSW and Wotif.com have launched a campaign for family friendly NSW Getaways over the school holidays and coming months. Set to run for two weeks until 17 September, Wotif Group executive general manager for Australia/New Zealand Joachim Holte said the campaign showcases the best of what New South Wales has to offer over the school holidays. According to Mr Holte, as the weather warms up it is a perfect time to take a short break to New South Wales’ various regions that offer a raft of attractions that are ideally suited for family holidays. “The NSW Getaways campaign features exclusive deals at a range of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts on Wotif.com,” Mr Holte said. Destination NSW chief executive officer Sandra Chipchase said it was a great opportunity for families to enjoy what experiences Regional New South Wales has to offer, at great prices. “This is a great example of Destination NSW working with industry partners to help the NSW Government achieve its goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure in NSW by 2020,” Ms Chipchase said. The campaign will be promoted on VisitNSW.com and its social media channel while being supported by radio advertising throughout South-east Queensland, Canberra, South Coast NSW, Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Mid-north Coast and North East NSW.last_img read more

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The Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney

first_imgThe Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney has celebrated the opening of its new waterfront venue – the Endeavour Pavilion – hosting an evening for MICE and travel industry folk on Thursday 8 February.Named after Captain Cook’s majestic vessel and its onsite replica, the HMB Endeavour, the Endeavour Pavilion is an exciting new addition to the wharves of the Museum, and offers all-inclusive event packages from $140 per head, with everything from venue hire to catering and furniture included. eventsMICEThe Australian Maritime Museum A bespoke marquee from White Umbrella, the Endeavour Pavilion can be arranged to suit any event (up to 200 guests seated or 350 cocktail-style) from cocktail parties, weddings, Christmas parties, product launches, corporate functions and award ceremonies, to large sit-down lunches or dinners. Nestled elegantly amongst historic vessels and set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney skyline and Darling Harbour, the venue offers guests a unique setting for a function with a wow factor.Event and function specialists from 212F, MCI Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) were among the guests at the VIP opening and were given the chance to indulge in an exclusive Mumm champagne tasting, win a luxury hamper provided by Wattle & Jones and of course, sample some of the tasty delicacies from the Endeavour Pavilion’s award-winning catering and corporate event-specialists, Laissez-Faire.With four furniture ranges to choose from, the space can be tailored to suit the theme of any function, from modern and edgy, to classic and refined. Clients can specify their furniture selection and how they would like the space to be configured, whilst the Pavilion is fully equipped with lighting and sound.“We are already receiving bookings for Christmas functions which is very encouraging. We are confident that event organisers and their guests will embrace the opportunity to share experiences including the magical VIVID Sydney in our prestigious new waterfront venue, the Endeavour Pavilion,” said Matt Lee, Assistant Director of Commercial and Visitor Services, Australian National Maritime Museum.last_img read more

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