TORONTO – Two years after running a pilot project to assess whether there was a demand for letting library users “borrow” internet access, the Toronto Public Library has decided the answer is a resounding yes.The library recently expanded the project five-fold from its modest beginnings, with up to 1,000 library users and their families now getting free, unlimited access to the internet at their homes for six months via a Wi-Fi hotspot.Toronto is one of a number of cities across Canada where library systems have embraced the trend of providing short-term internet access for users, with Wi-Fi hotspot loan periods ranging from a couple of weeks to half a year.While some libraries lend the devices out to anyone who requests one — some want a hotspot to get online during long drives, trips to the cottage or other areas where a user has limited or no access to an internet connection — others have invested in the devices to help address the digital divide.That’s the case in Toronto, where the lending program is linked to the city’s poverty reduction strategy.“Our goal is to provide some community support and a community option for folks who don’t have (internet access) while we await bigger government policy decisions around affordable access,” said Pam Ryan, director of service development and innovation at the Toronto Public Library.“Libraries that are doing the longer period of time are hoping to make some substantive changes in people’s lives in terms of the outcomes we’re looking for. So we’re looking for folks who can be job searching for that period of time, who can be working through course work.”A past survey of users who borrowed a hotspot found more than half had a household income that was less than $20,000, about 80 per cent said they did not have internet access at home because they could not afford it, and nearly two-thirds said the library was their only source of connectivity.“There’s themes of social inclusion,” Ryan said of feedback the library received from users.“Folks being able to access what we take for granted.”The Edmonton Public Library will soon mark two years of lending out Wi-Fi hotspots with a similar mission. The program started with three-week loan terms before expanding to three months.“It’s to provide internet access to Edmontonians who do not have access in their own homes and who are potentially socio-economically disadvantaged and or have low digital literacy skills,” said Vicky Varga, a manager with the Edmonton Public Library.“So bridging the digital divide is one component of this, as well as the equity of access.”Varga acknowledged the program did need to be tweaked as the library’s 40 hotspots were sometimes being lent out to users who wanted them to supplement their own data plans.“We had hoped, somewhat perhaps naively, that people would self-select for inclusion in the program (based on income and need),” she said.“We weren’t hitting the demographic we had hoped.”The library refocused its efforts on lending the hotspots in areas with lower average household incomes and did outreach to identify library users who could benefit from the service most. When some users said they did not have a computer, phone or tablet to make use of a hotspot, the library decided to invest in some low-cost Chromebook laptops to lend out as well.“That’s our latest evolution in this project, creating 10 kits to test the waters and see how we do or don’t meet our community needs,” Varga said.Most Wi-Fi hotspot lending programs provide unfiltered internet connections with no content blocks. Ryan said the library’s internet-use policy still applies but there have been no issues yet around inappropriate uses of the devices.“It’d be no different than the expectations of using a public computer or the Wi-Fi at the libraries. But it’s not something that has been a concern.”
APTN National NewsMi’kmaq leaders in Atlantic Canada are concerned over the impact changes to social assistance programs will have on communities.Starting next year, Canada’s rates will mirror those used by the province.But many say there are already big gaps in the standard of living.And that change will only make things worse.APTN’s Trina Roache email@example.com@trinaroache
Last March, the Province and the First Nation signed an agreement which included that the two parties work together to recommend that a conservancy be established in an area of high cultural significance to the community. The Province is seeking to understand how this proposal may impact third parties and the public.An open house will be held on Wednesday, April 25, in Room 202 at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m..Written comments can also be mailed or emailed to:Lisa BrockMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development100 – 10003 110th Ave.Fort St. John, B.C.V1J 6M7Email: Lisa.Brock@gov.bc.caComments will be accepted until May 25th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The provincial government said today that it will be accepting comments from the public on the proposed new Tsaa Nuna conservancy, located next to the Halfwat River First Nation, until May 25th.The proposed Tsaa Nuna conservancy is located 65 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John and 35 kilometres northeast of Butler Ridge Provincial Park, and would cover an area of 5,975 hectares along the southern shore of Halfway River.The conservancy is intended to protect the high cultural values and wildlife habitats of the area. The land within the proposed conservancy is of historic and continuing significance for the practice of Treaty Rights by members of the Halfway River First Nation.
Kolkata: Madan Mitra, Trinamool Congress leader and former state Transport minister, is set to contest in the Assembly by-election from Bhatpara.The Bhatpara seat fell vacant after Arjun Singh resigned from the party and joined BJP. Singh is contesting the Lok Sabha election from the Barrackpore seat, where election will be held on May 6. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee announced Mitra’s name from an election meeting in Suri on Thursday, along with the names of three party nominees who will contest in the by-elections from Habibpur (ST), Islampur and Darjeeling seats. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe by-election in these seats will be held on May 19, whereas by-election in Nowda and Kandi seats in Murshidabad will be held on May 20. The results of all the five seats will be announced on May 23, along with the results of the Lok Sabha polls. Mitra was elected from the Kamarhati Assembly seat in 2016. The leader allegedly got involved in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and resigned from the Transport minister’s post on November 18, 2015. The CBI had arrested him on December 12, 2014, in connection with the case. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter his name was announced as candidate, a visibly happy Mitra said: “I am grateful to Mamata Banerjee for giving me the opportunity to serve the people again.” Asked whether the by-election in Bhatpara seat will be very tough as it is the area of Arjun Singh, he said: “I will go to the people and urge them to cast their vote in Trinamool’s favour.” Mitra became an MLA after he won the by-election from the Bishnupur West seat in 2009. Though out of power, Mitra kept in constant touch with the clubs and people of Kamarhati and other areas and his popularity and close contact with the people have helped him to get a nomination for the by-election. The Darjeeling seat fell vacant after sitting Trinamool MLA Amar Singh Rai was made a candidate for the Lok Sabha seat. Binay Tamang will contest from the Darjeeling Assembly seat as a GJM candidate and Trinamool Congress will support him. Amal Kisku will contest from the Habibpur (ST) seat, while Abdul Karim Chowdhury will contest from the Islampur seat. Chowdhury was the state Library minister in Mamata Banerjee’s government from 2011-16. He lost the election in 2016. The Islampur seat fell vacant after Kanaia Lal Agarwal, the sitting MLA, contested from the Raiganj Lok Sabha seat. The Kandi seat fell vacant after MLA Apurba Sarkar was nominated from the Berhampur Lok Sabha seat, whereas the Habibpur seat fell vacant after CPI(M) MLA Khagen Murmu left the party and contested from the Malda North seat on a BJP ticket.
ISTANBUL – Opposition coalition suspends its decision to attend peace talks on January 22 as UN’s Ban invites Iran to the conference.Syrian opposition suspends its decision to attend Geneva 2 due to UN Ban’s invitation to Iran, Assad’s backer, to attend the conference beginning Wednesday.Spokesperson for the opposition, Luey as-Safi told Anadolu Agency that their participation in the peace talks will be suspended unless UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon retracts his invitation to Iran to attend he first day of talks in Montreux, Switzerland. Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that he had invited Tehran to attend the talks.The opposition stipulates that Iran must withdraw its troops from Syria and officially accept the Geneva communique in Syria if it wants to attend the conference.The Geneva communique calls for cessation of violence by both the government and armed opposition, release of prisoners, freedom of movement for journalists, freedom of association and full humanitarian access.Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for US Department of State, in a statement in response to Ban’s invitation, said the invitation should be cancelled if Iran does not fully and clearly accept the Geneva communique.The international conference, so-called “Geneva-II”, to find a political solution to the longstanding conflict inSyria is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Montreux.Brokered by the US and Russia, the conference is set to bring both sides of the major conflict together, as the main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, agreed to attend after months of reluctance to commit.More than 100,000 people have been killed in three years of conflict which also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people. Over two million are now registered as refugees in neighboring countries, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
The peace initiative by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the implementation mechanism agreed to on Wednesday must be carried out in “in a serious, transparent, and timely manner, and in a spirit of inclusion and reconciliation,” the Council said in a press statement.The Council expects the parties “to honour the timetable set out in the agreement, including the formation of a government of national consensus, presidential elections within 90 days, a national dialogue, a constitutional review, and a programme of reforms that start to tackle the profound humanitarian, economic and security challenges that Yemen faces.”In the statement, read out by Ambassador José Filipe Moraes Cabral of Portugal, which holds the Council’s presidency this month, the 15-member panel reaffirmed its commitment to Yemen’s territorial integrity and unity, and urged all parties to reject violence, refrain from provocation, and fully implement the Council’s previous resolution on restoring peace in the impoverished country.It reiterated that all those responsible for violence, human rights violations and abuses should be held accountable, and deplored acts of violence that occurred on Thursday, when five people were reportedly killed in the capital, Sana’a.The Council stressed the need for increased and unimpeded humanitarian access, and urged all Yemeni parties to work with the UN, the international community and the GCC to achieve lasting peace, stability and reconciliation.Earlier, Jamal Benomar, the UN Special Adviser on Yemen, told reporters after briefing the Council that the accord paves the way for a credible transition and provides a detailed roadmap for change through the broad participation of citizens.“The implementation envisions meaningful participation across the full political spectrum, including the youth who paved the way for this change in the political order,” Mr. Benomar said of the pact.“It is imperative that the new Government of National Unity engages with all constituencies including the youth, the Houthis, and the Hirak movement in the south,” he said.Under the accord, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to hand over his powers to Vice-President Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi and presidential elections are to be held within three months.“All Yemenis will now need to come together to reconcile, and to tackle the difficulties that lie ahead,” he said, noting that “violence and unrest has continued despite the reaching of a political solution on 23 November.”He said he had told the Council that all Yemeni parties will need to take responsibility and use the opportunity to foster positive change for the country, uphold human rights and desist from further violence.Mr. Benomar urged the international community to step up support for Yemen’s recovery, as requested by both parties to the agreement. The UN and the rest of the international community will monitor the accord’s implementation and remain engaged, he said.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remained fully committed to supporting the transition and the post-election period through mobilizing the entire UN and Member States to help Yemen address its political, humanitarian, security and economic challenges, Mr. Benomar added.The Council was also briefed on the humanitarian situation in Yemen by Philippe Lazzarini, the Deputy Director of the Coordination and Response Division of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Last week’s political agreement followed months of deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of Mr. Saleh and his regime, part of the so-called Arab Spring movement that has swept the Middle East and North Africa this year. 28 November 2011The Security Council today welcomed the new political agreement in Yemen and the mechanism outlining how it can be implemented, but stressed that the deal must be strictly implemented to end unrest and restore stability in the country.
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,173.03, up 0.31 of a point):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down four cents, or 1.65 per cent, to $2.38 on 22.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 14 cents, or 0.57 per cent, to $24.27 on 15.3 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $3.90 on 15.2 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up 18 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $67.45 on 14.6 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 0.81 per cent, to $11.02 on 14.4 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $41.55 on 14.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down eight cents, or 2.76 per cent, to $2.82 on 11.2 million shares. The Canadian gold miner says it has received another permit and the approval of a technical study for the closure of its Old Olympias mine in Greece.
Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel will undergo surgery on his left knee – injured Feb. 12 at Florida – on Tuesday by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.James will operate on Noel to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament, which will take Noel six to eight months to fully recover. Scott Mair of University of Kentucky Sports Medicine will observe and coordinate Noel’s rehabilitation process, according to ESPN.com.Before Noel suffered the injury against the Florida Gators, the 6-foot-10 freshman was projected as a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, which influenced his decision when to have the surgery. He was leading the nation with 106 blocks before getting hurt.“Due to the unique timetable for Nerlens’ recovery in regards to the NBA Draft deadline, the University of Kentucky and Noel’s family thought it was in his best interest to have his surgery performed by Dr. Andrews in Florida,” Kentucky athletic department spokesman DeWayne Peevy said in a statement.Having Andrews to perform the surgery allows Andrews the accessibility to communicate with NBA personnel regarding his post-surgery recovery since Andrews has strong ties to NBA franchises. Kentucky is prohibited from speaking with NBA teams.Wildcats coach John Calipari declined to comment on Noel’s return to the team when asked during a teleconference on Monday.Noel, who was initially expected to have to surgery within two to three weeks of the incident, will not be with team at the Southeastern Conference tournament beginning Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.“After talking with my family, I decided to schedule my surgery over spring break so I wouldn’t miss as much class,” Noel said in a statement. “I wish all my teammates luck in the SEC tournament and look forward to getting back to Lexington as soon as I can to begin my rehab and finish my school work.”The Wildcats have been inconsistent without Noel in their starting rotation, going 4-3 without him. They are currently 21-10 overall and 12-6 in SEC in play. They suffered a 30-point drilling to Tennessee in their first game without Noel, losing 88-58. But they managed to pull off three consecutive wins after the loss.Their inconsistent play had the reigning national champions on the bubble to reach the NCAA tournament until they defeated the Gators Saturday 61-57, which earned them a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. But they cannot afford a bad loss in the SEC tournament if they want to make it back NCAA tournament.
NFL Playoff Implications, our weekly guide to what games matter and to whom, returns for Week 11 of the NFL season. For an explanation of the methodology, see here. UPDATE (Nov. 15, 11:46 a.m.): The interactive tables above have been updated to include the result of Thursday night’s BUF-MIA match-up, and that game has been removed (the text of the article has not been updated).In our article on Week 9’s playoff implications, we focused on the game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, and the impact it had on the race for the AFC’s top seed. The Broncos were blown out in that game, 43-21, leaving that No. 1 seed up for grabs (although Denver is still a 56 percent favorite to claim it).This Sunday night, the Patriots visit the Indianapolis Colts in a game with similarly significant implications for the top two AFC seeds. The first and second seeds in each conference receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs, and as we pointed out last week, this is a significant advantage and greatly increases a team’s chances of reaching the Super Bowl.1Last week’s column featured a side-by-side comparison of the importance of playoff seeding in the NFL and the NBA, and there appears to have been some confusion as to what those numbers represented. To clarify, the seed probabilities shown in the table represent the impact of seeding only, and in both calculations, all teams are considered evenly matched. In practice, of course, teams are not evenly matched, and the superior teams are far more likely to be concentrated among the top seeds. As a result, the actual Super Bowl/Finals frequencies by playoff seed will skew much more heavily toward the top seeds. The intent of the table was to show the advantages conferred to each team due to seeding alone.For Indianapolis, the playoff race is all over but the seeding. Much like the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, the Colts are division winners by default, with no significant competition from the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans or Jacksonville Jaguars. And of the Colts’ remaining games, none looks to have a bigger effect on their playoff seeding than this week’s matchup against the Patriots. For both teams, the chances of securing a first-round bye swing by more than 50 percentage points depending on the game’s outcome. With a loss to the Patriots, the Colts may find themselves with very little to play for in Weeks 12-17. Their playoff outlook would largely be confined to those third and fourth divisional seeds.A victory for New England would push its first-round bye probability to 75 percent, and keep the pressure on Denver for the top seed. Because of head-to-head tiebreakers, Denver, having beaten the Colts and having lost to the Patriots, would much prefer a Colts victory.New England, while still the favorite to win its division, is not as secure in that position as Indianapolis is. Unlike the Colts, the Patriots have two division rivals that are keeping them honest: The Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins.Those two teams square off Thursday night in Miami. While both have identical win-loss records, the general consensus appears to be that the Dolphins are the superior team. The market clearly thinks so (and, by extension, the rankings at the bottom of this post think so, too); the Dolphins are favored by 5 points at home — and only half of that is due to home-field advantage. The various stat-based rankings agree as well, with Elo, DVOA, SRS and Advanced Football Analytics all placing the Dolphins above the Bills. A win by Miami would boost its playoff chances to 50 percent, and Buffalo’s would drop to just 4 percent. But a Bills upset would give them a slight advantage over the Dolphins and keep the AFC playoff race more interesting.Which brings us to the AFC North, where all four teams are within a half-game of each other and the Baltimore Ravens’ 6-4 record puts them in last place. As one would expect, the division title probabilities are spread rather evenly. To assess how wide open the AFC North is right now, we calculated Gini coefficients for divisional title probabilities for each division in the NFL. (The Gini coefficient is most commonly used to measure income inequality — a lower coefficient means more equality, and a higher coefficient means more variation.2The Gini coefficient scales from 0 to 1, with 0.0 signifying complete equality, and 1.0 complete inequality.) Going into Week 11, the AFC North has a positively Danish Gini coefficient of 0.24. The remaining seven divisions have coefficients ranging from 0.70 (the NFC North) to 0.98 (the AFC South).Before we move on to the NFC, the table below shows the total impact of each game on the playoff, division, first-round and top-seed races. For example, 12 teams’ playoff chances are significantly affected by the result of Cincinnati at New Orleans this week, and the cumulative swings for these teams add up to 66 percentage points.The playoff implications chart looks surprisingly bare for the NFC this week. In recent weeks, the NFC postseason picture has come into clearer focus. At this point, most of the playoff probability is concentrated among just eight teams. But there is still plenty of uncertainty in how the seeding will play out, particularly for the top two seeds.Based on current records, those top two seeds would be the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, who just happen to play each other this Sunday. With a victory over the Lions, the Cardinals would have a better-than-even shot at winning the top NFC seed. The Cardinals lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer last week to injury, but that’s not necessarily a reason for them to panic. The betting market seems to agree, as the Cardinals’ ranking remained relatively unchanged from last week (they actually moved up three spots from No. 14 to No. 11).The other key NFC matchup this week features the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Green Bay Packers. While the Cardinals and the Lions occupy the top seeds by virtue of win-loss records, both the Packers and the Eagles top them in our market-based power rankings. Going into Week 11, both teams have nearly identical probabilities of getting a first-round bye. The Eagles are a game up on the Packers, but the market clearly views the Packers as the superior team, with Green Bay favored by 6 points at home.And finally, there’s the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs, which will affect the playoff outlook of 20 NFL teams across both conferences. Allegiances break down as one would expect, with NFC teams hoping for a Chiefs victory and the AFC rooting for the Seahawks.Here are the team rankings based on point spreads. Generic Points Favored is what one would expect a team to be favored by against a league-average opponent on a neutral field.
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. Piers Morgan reignites his war of words with Harry Potter writer J K Rowling saying that he’d never read “more badly-written nonsense in my life”.
Boart Longyear, the global provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will use PDAC 2016 – from March 6 to 9 in Toronto – as an opportunity to showcase TruCore™ and a broad range of innovative solutions that increase safety. “Boart Longyear is always focused on developing products to meet clients’ productivity and safety needs,” said Kent Hoots, Senior Vice President, Global Products. “We are looking forward to talking with show attendees about some of our most recent product innovations that will help them drill smarter and safer.”Boart Longyear’s product experts will be on hand to showcase a number of innovations. the TruCore Core Orientation System is the first product in Boart Longyear’s instrumentation line, and “enables drillers to provide the accurate data and the results mining clients count on, while decreasing spend on consumables.” The company will also showcase its full line of sonic performance tooling, including bits, core barrels, rods, casing and more. Additionally, experts will be onsite to discuss the recently launched LS™250 MiniSonic™, “a compact sonic rig that provides an overall safer working environment. The rig is ideally suited for a wide range of environmental and infrastructure drilling applications, including difficult-to-reach drill sites.”The Drill Control Interface (DCi™) provides drilling contractors a fully electronic interface to safely and efficiently operate underground drilling equipment, such as the LM™ series, via an independent, light-weight control panel. The LM75, LM90 and LM110 rigs are compatible with the DCi system. The DCi increases safety on-site by moving the driller away from moving parts and hydraulic hoses. Safety is also improved with Boart Longyear’s range of patented rod handlers and rod presenters that significantly reduce a driller’s exposure to the risk of hand injuries by totally or partially automating the rod tripping process.Finally, on show will be Boart’s RC rods which are manufactured from high-grade, quality steel, which ensures less wear and longer lifetime, straighter holes and easier assembling of inner rods in outer tubes. Drill rods are available with Metzke-type, Remet-type, Faber-type and Matrix-type threads. Boart Longyear Drilling Services professionals will also be available to answer questions about the company’s range of drilling services capabilities and equipment.
MORE THAN A quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, the AA has revealed.An AA Motor Insurance poll of over 9,800 people has found that motorists in Co Monaghan are more likely to encounter uninsured drivers, with more than 11 per cent saying that an uninsured driver had damaged their car at some point.“It can be really frustrating when someone damages your car and doesn’t own up,” said Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “It might be in a supermarket car park or on the road side, or even while you are driving, but it has happened to more than a quarter of us at some stage and it is really unfair.”Co Cavan appears to be another hotspot for uninsured drivers, with nearly 10 per cent of motorists claiming they have been affected. Meanwhile, Westmeath found 8.4 per cent of motorists were affected at some stage, closely followed by Longford with 8.2 per cent. Motorists in Tipperary had the highest score in Munster (8.7 pert cent), while those in Galway topped the poll for Connacht (7.7 per cent).Faughnan said the issue of uninsured drivers was even more serious, with a “reckless minority” of drivers willing to take the risk and break the law. That irresponsible minority adds up to €40 to the cost that motorists pay for their insurance cover, he pointed out.While the problem is ongoing, it does tend to get worse in recessionary times, according to Faughnan. “When an uninsured driver causes damage, compensation is paid by the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland. That body acts as the insurance company and pays the cost, but we all pick up the tab for it and it’s pushing up the price for the 95 per cent of us who pay for motor insurance every year.”“This is an ongoing problem that needs to be a focus for the Garda. It can be an honest mistake, for example if a husband changes policy and forgets to include his wife. But more often it is people who know full well what they are doing and are reckless enough not to care,” he said.Read: Nissan Ireland warns of ‘loose steering wheel’ glitch in some 14,000 MicrasRead: Smokers’ group welcomes study showing low level of smoking in carsRead: Poll: Should motor tax be scrapped and included in the cost of fuel?
Les fossiles et météorites sondés par rayonnement synchrotron Une équipe de chercheurs franco-finlandaise a mis au point une nouvelle technique d’analyse par rayonnement synchrotron. Une méthode qui permet d’étudier la composition des roches et matériaux rares tels que des fossiles ou des morceaux de météorites. Les bases de la vie, le carbone et l’oxygène, sont souvent profondément ancrés dans les matériaux étudiés par les scientifiques. Les analyser sans détruire les échantillons est alors très difficile. Mais dans une étude publiée dans la revue Nature Materials, des chercheurs français et finlandais affirment avoir mis au point une méthode qui pourrait révolutionner l’analyse des matériaux rares. Cette technique consiste en une analyse par rayonnement synchrotron, un rayonnement électromagnétique émis par des électrons tournant dans un anneau de stockage.À lire aussiOn en sait plus sur cette mystérieuse météorite qui s’est écrasée à MadagascarLes scientifiques ont réussi grâce au rayonnement extrêmement lumineux du synchrotron, à observer la distribution de différents types de liaisons chimiques de carbone pur, tel que le graphite ou le diamant, enfermées dans un matériau opaque. Et ce, sans avoir à détruire l’échantillon. Les chercheurs espèrent parvenir avec cette technique, à étudier la structure de nombreux matériaux venus de la Terre ou de l’espace. “Aujourd’hui, j’aimerais tester cette méthode sur des roches martiennes ou lunaires. Notre nouvelle technique peut non seulement permettre de voir les éléments présents dans les inclusions, mais aussi la nature de la molécule ou du cristal qu’ils forment. Si l’inclusion contient de l’oxygène, nous pouvons dire si l’oxygène appartient à une molécule d’eau. Si elle contient du carbone, nous pouvons dire si c’est du graphite, du diamant ou une autre forme”, explique Simo Huotari, chercheur à l’Université d’Helsinki, cité par Sciences et Avenir.Le 4 juin 2011 à 10:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #scabiesoutbreakatdetentioncenter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 19, 2017 – Providenciales – A second outbreak of Scabies at the South Dock Road Detention center in Providenciales is contained, and a clean bill of health was issued on Friday for the facility which serves as an illegal migrant holding center. The Environmental Health Department was called in to scour the place after four men of the Dominican Republic were diagnosed with having Scabies; these men have also been medically treated, were separated while detained and are now returned home to the DR explained a report from the Department of Immigration.The Immigration Department said that it activated its plan of changing of mattresses, bedding, linens and clothing, and due to exposure to the infected detainees, health officials visited the Detention Centre to assess the health of the remaining detainees, attending security guards and the Immigration Officers assigned to the Detention Centre.Magnetic Media was informed that the Dominicans were awaiting repatriation after serving time at HMP in Grand Turk on illegal fishing offenses. An escape attempt in November was foiled by security guards and Police, and was said to have been brought on by the Dominicans who wanted to leave the country after being held too long, they said, after their prison sentence was completed. The group of migrants had also expressed being afraid of getting scabies.Scabies, a disease caused by a mite, is highly contagious and very uncomfortable. The site has been sanitized said a media release. It is at least, the second scabies outbreak at the detention center this year.#MagneticMediaNews#scabiesoutbreakatdetentioncenter
San Diego County housing permits drop for fifth straight year Posted: September 6, 2019 September 6, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The housing shortage in San Diego County is getting worse.For the fifth year in a row, there was a drop in the number of permits issued for new housing. Housing permits in San Diego County dropped by 43% through the first six months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.The numbers show a steady decline in housing construction in San Diego.We talked to Borre Winckel, the President of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, about the issue. Winckel says the only solution is to ease regulations and make it easier for companies to build. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A teenage boy who was attending a family reunion at Salmon Creek Park on Saturday afternoon nearly drowned in Klineline Pond. A 911 call was made at 4:17 p.m. Emergency personnel from Fire District 6 responded, and the boy was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.The Payton-Johnson family was gathered Saturday at a picnic shelter in the park. The family members are from both Clark County and Portland, one woman said.The boy, believed to be 13 or 14 years old, was swimming at the far end of the pond near Interstate 5 — when he went under, family members said.Bystanders searching the pond found the teen and brought him to the shore, said Sgt. Chad Rothenberger of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers administered CPR, and the teen was transported to the hospital.While a reporter was on the scene, one family member who was on a cellphone with the hospital announced that the teen had a pulse. That was at approximately 5 p.m. The boy’s mother and aunt were with him at the hospital.No other information on the teen or his condition was available Saturday night.
Share Courtesy Houston College of LawA federal judge agreed with the University of Houston that the Houston College of Law name is too similar to that of UH’s law school.An attorney says a downtown Houston law school will change its name again to end a federal trademark lawsuit filed by the University of Houston System.The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston College of Law, formerly the South Texas College of Law, will announce its new name by Nov. 4 in a court agreement reached Wednesday.The University of Houston System in June sued the Houston College of Law after the moniker change was announced. The system’s law school is the University of Houston Law Center.UH officials objected to the competing law school’s new name, saying it was confusing to consumers.Houston College of Law attorney Lynne Liberato says merchandise and billboards touting the June name change will be removed. The new name will also honor a benefactor.
© 2014 Phys.org. All rights reserved. Venn diagram showing the relationship between the assumptions of cognitive realism and cognitive completeness, and their overlap, which defines classical cognitive models. Quantum models satisfy cognitive completeness but not cognitive realism, and a model in the class ‘X’ would satisfy cognitive realism but not cognitive completeness. Credit: Yearsley and Pothos. ©2014 The Royal Society More information: James M. Yearsley and Emmanuel M. Pothos. “Challenging the classical notion of time in cognition: a quantum perspective.” Proceedings of The Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3056 Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B 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. “There are two lines of thought when it comes to using quantum theory to describe cognitive processes,” James M. Yearsley, a researcher in the Department of Psychology at City University London, told Phys.org. “The first is that some decision-making processes appear quantum because there are physical processes in the brain (at the level of neurons, etc.) that are quantum. This is very controversial and is a position held by only a minority. The second line of thought is that basic physical processes in the brain at the level of neurons are classical, and the (apparent) non-classical features of some human decision-making arises because of the complex way in which thoughts and feelings are related to basic brain processes. This is by far the more common viewpoint, and is the one we personally subscribe to.” Memory constructionIn their study, Yearsley and Emmanuel M. Pothos, also at City University London, have proposed that quantum probability theory may be used to assign probabilities to how precisely our thoughts, decisions, feelings, memories, and other cognitive variables can be recalled and defined over time. In this view, recalling a memory at one point in time interferes with how we remember perceiving that same memory in the past or how we will perceive it in the future, much in the way a measurement may change the outcome of something being measured. This act of recall is sometimes called “constructive” because it can change (or construct) the recalled thoughts. In this view, the memory itself is essentially created by the act of remembering.As Yearsley explains, the idea that measurements might be constructive in cognition can be understood with an example of chocolate cravings.”It’s a little bit like how you can be sitting at your desk happily working away until one colleague announces that they are popping out to the shop and would you like anything, at which point you are overcome with a desire for a Twix!” he said. “That desire wasn’t there before your colleague asked, it was created by that process of measurement. In quantum approaches to cognition, cognitive variables are represented in such a way that they don’t really have values (only potentialities) until you measure them. That’s a bit like saying as it gets towards lunchtime there is an increased potentiality for you to say you’d like a Twix if someone asks you, but if you’re hard at work you might still not be thinking consciously about food. Of course, this analogy isn’t perfect.” Explore further (Phys.org) —The way that thoughts and memories arise from the physical material in our brains is one of the most complex questions in modern science. One important question in this area is how individual thoughts and memories change over time. The classical, intuitive view is that every thought, or “cognitive variable,” that we’ve ever had can be assigned a specific, well-defined value at all times of our lives. But now psychologists are challenging that view by applying quantum probability theory to how memories change over time in our brains. Citation: In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering (2014, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-quantum-theory-cognition-memories.html Quantum communication scheme provides guaranteed security without quantum memories This quantum view of memory is related to the uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics, which places fundamental limits on how much knowledge we can gain about the world. When measuring certain kinds of unknown variables in physics, such as a particle’s position and momentum, the more precisely one variable can be determined, the less precisely the other can be determined. The same is true in the proposed quantum view of cognitive processes. In this case, thoughts are linked in our cognitive system over time, in much the same way that position and momentum are linked in physics. The cognitive version can be considered as a kind of entanglement in time. As a result, perfect knowledge of a cognitive variable at one point in time requires there to be some uncertainty about it at other times. Overturning classical assumptionsThe scientists explain that this proposal can be tested by performing experiments that try to violate the so-called temporal versions of the Bell inequalities. In physics, violation of the temporal Bell inequalities signifies the failure of classical physics to describe the physical world. In cognitive science, the violations would signify the failure of classical models of cognition that make two seemingly intuitive assumptions: cognitive realism and cognitive completeness.As the scientists explain, cognitive realism is the assumption that all of the decisions a person makes can be entirely determined by processes at the neurophysiological level (although identifying all of these processes would be extremely complicated). Cognitive completeness is the assumption that the cognitive state of a person making a decision can be entirely determined by the probabilities of the outcomes of the decision. In other words, observing a person’s behavior can allow an observer to fully determine that person’s underlying cognitive state, without the need to invoke neurophysiological variables.Neither of these assumptions is controversial; in fact, both are central to many kinds of cognitive models. A quantum model, however, does not rely on these assumptions.”I think the greatest significance of this work is that it succeeds in taking the widely held belief that cognitive variables such as judgments or beliefs always have well-defined values and gives us a way to put that intuition to experimental test,” Yearsley said. “Also, assuming we do find a violation of the temporal Bell inequalities experimentally, we would be ruling out not just a single model of cognition, but actually a very large class of models, so it’s potentially a very powerful result.”Interpreting a possible violation of a temporal Bell inequality is not straightforward, since one would have to decide which of the two assumptions—realism or completeness—should be abandoned. The researchers argue that for the purposes of creating models of cognition it makes more sense to assume that cognitive realism is not valid, thus rejecting the idea that decisions can thought of as being be fully determined by underlying neurophysiological processes. A key implication would be that an individual may not have a well-defined judgment at all points in time, which may offer insight into aspects of cognition which have so far resisted formal explanation. One such example is the creation of false memories. The scientists hope that future research will help clarify the role of quantum probability in cognitive modeling, and shed light on the complicated process that make up all of our memories, thoughts, and identities.
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Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more October 29, 2014 — Doctors are more likely to try a new therapy when they are persuaded to do so by an influential colleague, reports a new Northwestern University study whose findings on adopting innovations also have relevance for business, education and research.The authors have used the new finding to simulate a technology intervention that acts like an influential colleague—opinionated but not too bossy—that they plan to design for the real world. The goal is to accelerate physicians’ adoption of new treatments and tests, which historically can take up to 17 years.”It’s difficult to get doctors to adopt new therapies because you are invading people’s comfort zones and the way they usually do things,” said lead author Curtis Weiss, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH.)By analyzing physician social networks, the authors examined how doctors are professionally connected and pass information to each other and how that leads to increasing adoption.The paper, also by senior author Luis Amaral, professor of chemical and biological engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and a professor of medicine at Feinberg, was published Oct. 15 in the journal Physical Review X, the journal of the American Physical Society.The current belief is physicians “catch” a new therapy in what is known as a contagion model. One doctor sees another doctor prescribing a drug or ordering a test, and she will catch or be infected by that new approach and start using it herself.But the Northwestern study found the art of persuasion was more effective at boosting adoption. The trick was finding the sweet spot in frequency and tone of those persuasive messages so they’re effective but not off-putting.The nudging sweet spot? A reminder every five to seven days delivered as a strong suggestion but not an order, according to the study.”While our study is focused on critical care physicians, our findings are relevant for other settings in education, research and business where small groups of highly qualified peers make decisions about the adoption of innovations whose utility is difficult if not impossible to gauge,” Amaral said.It’s a surprisingly long road from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new drug or technique to doctors actually using the new drug in their practices, noted Weiss, whose research focuses on how to get doctors to adopt best practices.”The traditional model is a study is published in a journal and discussed at medical conferences, and then doctors in that field were supposed to integrate that into their clinical practice,” Weiss said. “The problem with that is doctors are busy and don’t always read the journals or go to those conferences. But the bigger issue is even if you read the article and go to the conference, if you don’t see a patient with that condition for six months, you may have forgotten the therapy. And there’s no follow-up or reinforcement after the conference about how to use it.”The authors analyzed the social networks of critical care physicians in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) at NMH. The test case was a new high-impact serum assay or blood test that measures an enzyme shown to be a marker of life-threatening bacterial infections and sepsis in critically ill patients. The assay has been reported in medical literature as an effective marker but is not yet a part of the guidelines for care. The current way to diagnose infection is a culture but those results take 48 to 72 hours. A quicker diagnosis may improve patient treatment.Prior to the study, Northwestern didn’t have the assay available in its lab. Weiss learned the assay was going to become available and convinced the lab director not to tell anyone before the experiment. Weiss and Amaral then seeded information about the new serum to two other ICU physicians chosen at random. The authors tracked the adoption of the assay over the next nine months, during which time 20 out of 36 doctors adopted the assay.”We discovered the persuasion model was more accurate in explaining the number and pattern of physicians who started to use the assay,” Weiss said.A computer simulation based on the experimental data aimed at optimizing adoption showed a reminder every five to seven days delivered as a strong suggestion but not an order would have had the greatest impact in accelerating adoption of the new test.”Optimized interventions could help increase adoption of best practices in hospitals around the country and increase quality of care,” Weiss said.Next the authors plan to design real-world interventions that deliver the knowledge to physicians and emphasize using the new therapy (or best practice) closer to the point at which they would actually use it.Weiss and Amaral are considering verbal face-to-face reminders, messages sent to pagers or by email, or automated reminders generated by the electronic health record.Interventions also can regularly audit doctors’ adoption. “It could say ‘hey, you only used this 30 percent of the time when you should have used it 100 percent of the time,'” Weiss said.For more information: www.northwestern.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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stop rolling out the red carpet for President Donald Trump on his first official visit to the region From golf and hamburgers to sampling soy sauce older than the United States and an exclusive dinner in the Forbidden City Donald and Melania Trump have gotten the royal treatment as they power through Asia even as Trumps domestic approval ratings remain mired in historic lows In lieu of setting major policy goals the leaders of Japan South Korea and China have opted to cement their personal ties with the impetuous US president Their hospitality one-upmanship has featured as much pomp and circumstance as possible for visits that have lasted no longer than 72 hours Heres a look at how the first couple are being wooed on their "Indo-Pacific" trip: Japan sets the bar high for wooing Trump Trump arrived channeling Top Gun He wore a flight jacket and greeted American servicemembers at the hangar on the Yokota Air Base Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed him to the Kasumigaseki Country Club where they joined professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama for a round on the green and pounded fist-bumps President Donald Trump share a fist bump with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they play golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club north of Tokyo Japan on Nov 5 2017 Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office/Kyodo/via Reuters Abe reportedly took a no-holds-barred approach to flattery on the course "When you play golf with someone not just once but for two times the person must be your favorite guy" Abe told reporters Trump famously proclaimed during his 1990 trip that he did not want "f—ing raw fish" So Abe the ever gracious host made sure to appease his guests palette serving hamburgers before the leaders signed hats emblazoned in gold ink They read “Donald & Shinzo: Make Alliance Even Greater” President Donald Trump shows off a signed hat during his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on Nov 05 2017 Franck Robichon—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images On the second day of his two-day visit Trump began by settling an old score In 1990 he had tried to meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito but found his request rebuffed by a long wait list according to the book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J Trump This time the emperor not only met the Trumps but personally escorted them around the Imperial Palace Trump then joined Abe for an ostentatious honor guard show before a working lunch that culminated in the now-viral koi feeding party Abe dumped his fish food first https://tco/dWZf2IDrPL Nicholas Wadhams (@nwadhams) November 6 2017 Closing out the trip was a state dinner attended by Internet sensation Pikotaro of “Pen-Apple-Pineapple-Pen” fame The one-on-one attention Abe showered on Trump was notable even by the standards of presidential visits The leaders shared four meals over two days compared to Obamas two dinners in 2014 during a diplomatic trip that was designated as a higher-level state affair Nikkei Asia Review observes “I don’t think we’ve ever been closer to Japan than we are right now” Trump later told reporters President Trump and Prime Minister Abe ㈸1;㈸1; It is an honor#ppap #pikotaro pictwittercom/MfhzU6TQ4n ピコ太郎(PIKOTARO)(公式) (@pikotaro_ppap) November 6 2017 トランプ大統領による、初の、歴史的な日本訪問は、間違いなく、日米同盟の揺るぎない絆を世界に示すことができました 本当にありがとう、ドナルドそして、アジア歴訪の大成功をお祈りしています@realDonaldTrump pictwittercom/8m3MFbAkNK 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) November 7 2017 South Korea appeals to Trump’s heart and stomach The world watched with bated breath and fears of an impulsive tweet as Trump touched down in South Korea the frontline of the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang Trump is the first president to make a high-level "state visit" to South Korea in more than three decades according to the State Department He was welcomed with flag-waving children a military marching band and an honor guard 300-strong He also shared a cringe-worthy awkward kiss with Melania on the tarmac President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive in Seoul South Korea on Nov 7 2017 Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Not to be outdone by Abe South Korean President Moon Jae-in layered on the effusive praise telling Trump he was “making great progress on making America great again" “(There is a) special bond forged between President Trump and myself which I find very meaningful and am grateful to be part of” Moon said In case flattery faltered Moon had gastronomic delights up his sleeve Trump known to be a picky eater who favors well-cooked steaks once declared that state dinners were wasteful and expensive The menu at his dinner in Seoul was nevertheless loaded with Korean delicacies In addition to serving sole from President Moons hometown and shrimp from disputed waters the highlight was grilled Korean beef rib cooked with a 360-year-old soy sauce according to CNBC On the menu for President Trump in Seoul tonight: corn porridge grilled fish Korean ribs pine mushroom rice https://tco/oOMNnJ1cJw pictwittercom/job5xl4E4k Anna Fifield (@annafifield) November 7 2017 After bad weather prevented an impromptu tour of the demilitarized zone that marks the border with North Korea Trump addressed lawmakers at the National Assembly where he had tough words for Pyongyang He was applauded no fewer than 20 times and given a standing ovation China goes big for Trump If Japan was fun-filled and South Korea tasty then China welcomed its honored guest with magnificent over-the-top opulence Chinas ambassador to the US called Trumps trip a “state visit-plus” a designation that anticipated the ego-massaging in store President Xi thank you for such an incredible welcome ceremony It was a truly memorable and impressive display ㈘8;https://tco/J9x51h1LBe pictwittercom/g4Z7mO5cV9 Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9 2017 The gilded visit began with a lavish ceremony before the Trumps were escorted to the Forbidden City the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing dynasties They were met by President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in matching grey jackets and together they toured the UNESCO World Heritage site President Donald Trump and first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City with China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan on Nov 8 2017 Jonathan Ernst—Reuters The couples enjoyed a tea ceremony during which Trump showed videos of his granddaughter Arabella speaking Chinese and then a Chinese opera US President Donald Trump shakes hands with opera performers at the Forbidden City in Beijing China on Nov 8 2017 Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Donald and Melania Trump were given the rare honor of a dinner inside the Forbidden City It was the first time a foreign leader has dined there since 1949 the founding of the Peoples Republic of China Nikkei Asia Review reported Write to Laignee Barron at LaigneeBarron@timeinccom or two women-based prison earlier this year, the men’s statements were ruled admissible, which dropped to 67,com is wall-to-wall Trump. judged by how close their predictions are to the actual vote and 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