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UNESCO gives Canada new deadline to preserve Wood Buffalo National Park

first_imgThe United Nations body that oversees world heritage sites has given Canada a new deadline to address problems in the country’s largest national park.At a meeting this week in Azerbaijan, UNESCO praised Canada for measures it has taken to stop the deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park.But UNESCO also expressed serious concern about impacts piling up from hydro development in British Columbia and dozens of oilsands projects in Alberta — one planned for 30 kilometres from the park’s boundary.UNESCO says it needs a full report on the effects of B.C. Hydro’s Site C development on the Peace River, as well as an assessment of risks posed by more than a trillion litres of oilsands tailings in upstream ponds.It has given Canada until December 2020 to report on progress.If it isn’t satisfactory, UNESCO says the park could end up on the list of world heritage sites in danger. Ottawa has already completed a lengthy report on the park that found that 15 out of 17 measures of ecological health were declining, mostly due to decreasing water flows.Wood Buffalo, with 45,000 square kilometres of grasslands, wetlands and waterways on the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary, is one of the world’s largest freshwater deltas and breeding grounds for millions of migratory birds from four continental flyways.First Nations depend on the area. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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An Evening With Suggs And Friends For Pancreatic Cancer UK

first_imgMadness and Rudimental will perform to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK early next month.An Evening With Suggs And FriendsThe “An Evening With Suggs And Friends” concert will take place at Emirates Stadium in London on March 12, and will include champagne reception, dinner and auction.Tickets can be found here.last_img

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett wants balance stability on tariffs

DETROIT — Ford CEO Jim Hackett is hoping for balance and stability in what is now an unstable tariff environment.Hackett says businesses want equilibrium on tariffs, and President Donald Trump is working hard on that as his administration negotiates trade deals. Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on imported autos, singling out China, Europe and recently Mexico.The Ford CEO told the Detroit Economic Club Tuesday that trade with the U.S. is one-sided and needs to be modernized. He expects to see the matter resolved this year.Hackett also says Ford will be ready for the next recession as it restructures to make its business more fit. The company is currently shifting away from sedans in the U.S. and cutting thousands of white-collar jobs.The Associated Press

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UN joins forces with Mediterranean nations to promote sustainable agriculture

The collaboration between the FAO and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) seeks to expedite the modernization of irrigation in the region and prevent forest fires.The Mediterranean could become a free trade area next year, triggering fears that this could lead to pest dissemination. The FAO-CIHEAM partnership aims to control pest entrance and spread in the region by introducing harmonized protocols of pest monitoring.Founded in 1962, CIHEAM comprises 13 Mediterranean member countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey. 8 January 2009The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced its new partnership with a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization to promote crops and improve fisheries, among other sustainable activities. read more

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FEATURE Respect Rules of War– leaders urged to recommit to protecting civilians

This question will be guiding discussions at the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit(WHS), taking place on 23 and 24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. More than 125 leaders are meeting to address some of the globe’s most pressing issues, with the urgent goal of alleviating the suffering of millions of people.According to the UN, the brutality of today’s armed conflicts and the lack of respect for the fundamental rules of international humanitarian law “threaten to unravel 150 years of achievements and cause a regression to an era of war without limits.”In Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Agenda for Humanity, a guiding document for the Summit in which he calls for people’s safety, dignity and right to thrive, world leaders are being asked to commit to five core responsibilities, including the respect of rules of war, core responsibility #2.The UN chief is insisting that UN Member States seize the opportunity at WHS to recommit to protecting civilians by respecting the rules that they have already agreed upon.In the following audio slide show, Hannah Tonkin, who works for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), describes what happens when States don’t respect these laws.The UN estimates that an appalling 92 per cent of people killed or injured by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas are civilians. In 2014, 80 per cent of recorded landmine and explosive remnant of war casualties were civilian, with an incidence rate of 10 casualties per day, most of them children.“Flouting the most basic rules governing the conduct of war has become contagious, creating further risks that their application will be reinterpreted and blurred,” Mr. Ban warned in the Agenda. “When States disrespect or undermine international humanitarian and human rights law, including through expansive interpretations, other States and non-State actors regard it as an invitation to do the same,” he added.OCHA is underlining that core responsibility #2 is not about creating new obligations or restating the obligations that already exist – it is about taking concrete action to enhance compliance with the obligations that already exist, and which are in place to protect humanity. read more

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MINI announces the production of two new models

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said: “The production of the two new MINI models is very good news for Oxford, and for the UK car industry. It is a demonstration of BMW’s long-term commitment to the UK as it celebrates its 50th birthday this year.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Dr Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG has announced that two new MINI models are to be built at the MINI plant in Oxford. Confirming the production plan during his two-day visit to BMW Group UK operations earlier this week, Reithofer explained that one of the models will be based on the MINI Coupé Concept and a concept of the second vehicle will be unveiled for the first time to media at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September. The start dates for the two new models to enter production will be confirmed in due course. The plant in Oxford currently builds three versions of the MINI and employs around 4,000 workers. read more

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Braxton Miller to be a game time decision against California

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) hands the ball off during a game against Buffalo Aug. 31, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 40-20.Credit: Ritika Shah / Assistant photo editorOhio State football coach Urban Meyer said whether or not to play Braxton Miller will be a game time decision for Saturday’s matchup against California (1-1).Meyer said he remains fairly optimistic Miller will be available come game time. Miller left last weekend’s win over San Diego State with a sprained left MCL, but has been practicing in limited fashion this week with a support on his injured knee.“(His knee’s) a little unstable. He’s getting used to that brace,” Meyer said Wednesday after practice.Meyer also said he and his staff would have a better sense of Miller’s progress as the week went on, but that ultimately the decision of who will start at quarterback will be made near the time of Saturday’s kickoff.When asked, Meyer did not rule out the possibility of starting redshirt-senior backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.Some of Miller’s defensive teammates said he looked decent on the practice field this week.“Braxton looks good, I’ve seen him throw the ball a few times. I think he’s really just focused on getting back so he can be ready,” said senior safety Christian Bryant.Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said Miller has not been testing his knee the past couple of days, but he has been working on other facets of his game.“He looked like Braxton, throwing the ball and everything. He didn’t really do too much running.”Aside from the questionable status of their signal caller’s left knee, multiple players said they are right where they want to be in preparation for their first road test of the season.“We’ve been locked in since Tuesday,” Bryant said, then added the team had “great practices” both Tuesday and Wednesday.Shazier said the first road game of the year is a good test for the underclassmen on the squad.“We’re just going to see how some of the guys (react) going on the road to another environment,” Shazier said. “It’s going to help us build for this season, for when we have to travel.”OSU is set to take on the Golden Bears at 7 p.m. Saturday in Berkeley, Calif. read more

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Ed Sheeran why dont more men wear engagement rings

first_imgWith 20 million followers on social media, Sheeran is an influential figure. Whether he can persuade men to follow his lead and wear an engagement ring remains to be seen.The majority of men do wear wedding bands, but for some they remain beyond the pale. The Duke of Cambridge does not have one because he does not like wearing jewellery, Kensington Palace sources said. Prince Harry is expected to follow suit when he marries Meghan Markle later this year. The Prince of Wales wears no wedding ring but does wear a signet ring on his left hand. It is a subject that divides men: to wear or not to wear a wedding ring?Thanks to Ed Sheeran, another dilemma could soon be looming. The UK’s biggest-selling pop star has chosen to wear an engagement ring, saying he does not understand why they are the preserve of women.Sheeran, 27, who announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn last month, showed off the band on the red carpet at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night.He explained: “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings, because it’s the same commitment either way.“Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay and I really like it.” High Street jewellers H Samuel and Beaverbrooks offer a selection of men’s engagement rings. At the more luxury end of the market, de Beers have unisex diamond “promise rings” .When Sheeran was first seen wearing the ring earlier in the week, fans wondered if he had secretly wed. He said that was not the case, but added that if he does marry it will be a private affair: “It will be a situation where no one knows.” Sheeran said his fiancee Cherry Seaborn made the ring for himCredit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock Show more center_img Engagement rings date back to ancient times and traditionally have been worn by women only. They were a sign that a woman was ‘taken’ but also represented a financial transaction. Until the 1930s in the US, a woman could sue for damages if her fiance broke off the engagement. Unlikely to marry again because she was seen as damaged goods, the jilted fiancee could keep the ring as compensation.With 20 million followers on social media, Sheeran is an influential figure. But while he might push the trend for men wearing engagement rings, he has not started it.Another singer, Michael Buble, sported one in 2010 before marrying his Argentinian fiancee, Luisana Lopilato. “The boy also wears the engagement ring [in Argentina]. That’s what she tells me anyway,” he said at the time. Ed Sheeran engagement ring He announce his engagement on social media, saying: “Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well.”The couple met at school in Framlingham, Suffolk, when Sheeran had a “crush” on Seaborn. They stayed in touch and became romantically involved in 2015, when they were in the US at the same time and Sheeran invited Seaborn to a Fourth of July party at the home of his friend, singer Taylor Swift.His song, Perfect, was written about her.Seaborn, a consultant with Deloitte, accompanied Sheeran to the Brit Awards. He was there to collect the Global Success award as the biggest-selling UK artist abroad.last_img read more

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Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research

first_img Share440 Tweet Email3 Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3850288 OVER 600 dogs and cats have been rehomed by the ISPCA following the closure of a research facility in Co Mayo.A total of 603 animals – 346 dogs and 257 cats – were rescued. One of the beagles that has been rehomed by the ISPCA Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA was first approached by Charles River Laboratories in August 2016 to discuss the possibility of rehoming as many of the animals as possible. Following a series of meetings, an agreement was research on the most effective way of rehoming the animals.Animal care staff were retained after the closure of the facility to enable the animals to be cared for until they could be processed for release.All the dogs and cats had to be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked by veterinary surgeons before they could be removed from the facility for rehoming.Many of the dogs also required to be socialised before being introduced to their new environment. This included training the dogs to walk on a leash.A new outdoor exercise area was created, complete with a living room equipped with a sofa and television so that the dogs could adapt to their new homes in due course. 20,013 Views By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img This is Annie, another one of the rehomed beagles Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA said it realised that it would be difficult to deal with such a large number of dogs and cats and called on Dogs Trust Ireland and Cats Protection for their assistance.The process began in December 2016 when a small number of animals (10 dogs and 12 cats) were removed initially on a trial basis and transported to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre in Longford. It has taken over 12 months to remove all the animals from the facility.“The sheer volume of animals removed naturally put a strain on our resources and it was challenging at times but also hugely rewarding. When we receive photos and wonderful updates sent from the new pet owners… it is truly moving,” ISPCA centre manager Eva Ellis said. And this is Sugar, one of the rehomed cats Source: ISPCAThe ISPCA expressed its gratitude to the public who responded to its appeal for homes.The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.“The ISPCA is appealing to anyone looking to get a new pet to always consider adopting from a rescue rather than buying one,” a statement from the charity said.For more information, people can contact the ISPCA on 043 332 5035 or info@ispca.ie.Read: Wrap up warm… Heavy rain and gusts of up to 100km/h to hit the countryMore: Judge says Julian Assange is not ‘above the normal rules of law’ and should be arrested 24 Comments Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 6:34 PM Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats. last_img read more

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Pronia is hosting a number of free seminars on different social issues

first_imgPronia, advocates and carers of the Greek Australian community, are hosting a series of workshops focusing on a number of social issues that concern Greek Australians but also the community at large.The workshops are as follows:Gambling HarmPresenter: Adonis Maglis & guest presentation from EACH Community Legal CentreDate: Thursday 28 March 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre9-15 Cooke St ClaytonTime: 10.30 -12noonParenting after Separation Presenter: Adonis Maglis and Eleni NevilleDate: Friday 29 March 2019Location: RELATEWELL 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonLoss and Grief Presenter: Adonis Maglis/ Anton AnagnostouDate: Thursday 2 May 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre9-15 Cooke St ClaytonTime: 10.30 -12noonBuilding strength in RelationshipsPresenter: Adonis Maglis and Denise TsirtsakisDate: Friday 3 May 2019Location: RelateWell 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonElder Abuse Presenters: Denise Tsirtsakis & Adonis Maglis plus Guest Presenter from Family Mediation and Counselling Centre)Date: Thursday 20 June 2019Location: Clayton Community Centre, 9 -15 Cooke Street, ClaytonTime: 10.30am – 12pmGrief and lossPresenter: Adonis Maglis and Anton AnagnostouDate: Friday 21 June 2019Location: RelateWell 102/398 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058Time: 10.00.00 -12 noonIt is important to RSVP in order to reserve a spot for all sessions. Contact Adonis Maglis at Pronia on 93889998. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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WWE stars Nikki Cross and Killian Dain got married last Friday in

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Pinterest WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Cesaro Kurt Angle Six-months after WWE stars Nikki Cross and Killian Dain announced their engagement, the happy couple were officially married this past Friday in Glasgow, Scotland.Cross is currently on the Monday Night RAW roster, while Dain is on the NXT Brand.NXT and NXT UK stars and coaches were in attendance at the ceremony.Two of the best human beings on the planet @KillianDain @NikkiCrossWWE pic.twitter.com/iyuuBhP4gZ— Isla Dawn (@IslaDawn) June 22, 2019 Twitter NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

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Mbappe reveals French Olympic dream

first_imgKylian Mbappe revealed that he next intends to star for France at the OlympicsThe 19-year-old striker has already risen to the top of the football world following his exploits at Russia in the summer, which saw France claim a second World Cup title.Over the past year alone, Mbappe has won every domestic honour available in his home country at Paris Saint-Germain with a club European title the only thing lacking from his already extensive trophy haul.However, speaking at his hometown of Bondy on Wednesday, Mbappe declared that he intends to emulate PSG teammates Neymar and Marquinhos by winning gold at the Olympics.The pair won gold for hosts Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I still have a lot of things to do,” Mbappe told RMC Sport. “I want to accomplish everything.“With France, I still have the European Championship to win. I would also, why not, like to compete in the Olympics. Then, with PSG, we all know what [the Champions League] is missing there.”Mbappe is on the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or and the Kopa Award for the best under-21 player.However, winning football’s most prestigious individual award in the Ballon d’Or can come later as far as Mbappe is concerned.He said: “Ballon d’Or talk is unwelcome here. We can talk about that at a later date.”last_img read more

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ASA Advises NRC that Soy Oil can Fulfill Demand for Food Feed

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) provided comments today to the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production. ASA told the Committee that biodiesel made from soybean oil can play a vital role in fulfilling the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) without any adverse impacts to the food or feed markets.”ASA appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the National Research Council Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean farmer from Sidney, Ohio. “We hope that the information and perspective provided by ASA will be of value to the committee and reflected in the results of their study.”Soybean farmers have a great interest in the development and expansion of the U.S. biodiesel industry,” Joslin said. “Biodiesel has provided a significant market opportunity for U.S. soybean farmers, and jobs and economic stimulus for the U.S. economy, especially in rural communities.”Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel as defined in statute for the RFS and for other federal biofuels programs. The EPA determined that emissions reductions from biodiesel could range as high as 85 percent.”To our knowledge, each and every analysis that exists shows that biodiesel results in significantly lower GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions than petroleum diesel, with significant energy gain,” Joslin added.Soybeans are produced primarily for their 80 percent meal content, a valuable protein source that is used in the feed and food markets. Biodiesel is produced from soybean oil, a commodity that has historically existed in surplus. An increase in the quantity of soybeans that are grown and processed results in an increase in soy meal supply and decrease in meal prices for the food and feed markets.As people around the world improve their standard of living, they want more animal protein in their diet. Increased meat consumption, particularly poultry and pork, has increased demand for soy meal, while simultaneously increasing the amount of surplus soy oil on the market.”ASA strongly believes that the RFS will have economic, energy, and environmental benefits for the country,” Joslin said. “Biodiesel, including soy biodiesel, can play a vital role in fulfilling the RFS and can do so without any adverse impacts to the food or feed markets. In fact, we believe soy biodiesel provides benefits to those sectors as well.”ASA told the committee that continued yield and productivity increases by U.S. soybean farmers will play a significant role in providing these benefits by producing more soybeans on the same amount of land.last_img read more

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I feel claustrophobic want to move out of my house Hrithik Roshans

first_imgHrithik Roshan with sister Sunaina Roshan, mother Pinky Roshan and father Rakesh RoshanInstagramAfter Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina denied rumours of suffering from bipolar disorder, the latter has opened up about the real issues she is facing. Sunaina said that she feels “claustrophobic” to be under the control of her parents and wants to live separately.In an interview with Spotboye, Sunaina made some shocking revelations. Hrithik’s sister said that she was in rehab for two months due to alcoholism. She said that she got addicted to alcohol due to failed relationships. While she is out of the addiction now, she said that she is unhappy about her parents not letting her live the way she wants to.”I am fine and definitely not bipolar. But yes, I am having issues. I want to move out of my house and live separately. I cannot live under the constant shadow of my parents. Don’t have a drink, don’t meet this guy, don’t meet that guy! I am feeling claustrophobic. My dad and mom are being over-protective,” she told the entertainment portal.”If I have a drink once in blue moon, why would I turn alcoholic again? What’s wrong if I go out to party with my friends? what’s wrong if I meet up with a guy?” she asked.Sunaina further said that she had moved out of her parents’ house a month ago, and was staying in a hotel. But her parents “cajoled” her into coming back, and now she is short of money to afford her own house.”If Hrithik can live separately, why can’t I? I love my parents very much and, that’s all. While I also understand their perspective, I just want to have my own space and home. They need to trust me. I repeat, I love them very much,” she concluded.One leading publication had reported that Sunaina was under medical observation due to bipolar disorder. However, she had soon clarified that the report is false.”Surprised to read about me being critical in hospital. Hello Times of India. I am out with friends and partying! Pls get your facts right [sic],” she had tweeted.last_img read more

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So You Want to Geoengineer the Planet Beware the Hurricanes

first_imgAnna VlasitsFour Radical Plans to Save Civilization From Climate Change More on Climate Change Nick StocktonClimate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering The potentially good news is that models like these make solar geoengineering a bit more predictable than a volcano eruption. The bad news is not everyone would win. Solar geoengineering in the north would cut precipitation in the semi-arid Sahel in north-central Africa.What we’re looking at, then, isn’t just a strategy with environmental implications, but humanitarian ones as well. Think about current conflicts over water supplies, especially in the developing world. Now scale that up into conflict over the weather itself. It’s not hard to imagine one part of the world deciding to geoengineer for more water and another part of the world suffering for it. “I therefore think that solar geoengineering is currently too risky to be utilized due to the enormous political friction that it may cause,” says lead author Anthony Jones of the University of Exeter.What researchers need is way more science, more models, more data, way more of whatever you can get to understand these processes. And they’ll need international guidelines for a technology that could nourish some regions and devastate others—individual nations can’t just make unilateral climate decisions that have global repercussions. “There’s a lot we don’t know and a lot of differences in models,” says Tilmes. “The answer is we really have to look at it more.”Really, it’s hard to imagine a conundrum of bigger scale. For now, we’ll just have to do what we can with baseball Earth. But perhaps one day we’ll be forced to start building a disco ball, one little mirror at a time.center_img Every country on Earth, save for cough one, has banded together to cut emissions and stop the runaway heating of our only home. That’s nearly 200 countries working to keep the global average temperature from climbing 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution levels.Phenomenal. But what if cooperation and emissions reduction aren’t enough? Projections show that even if all those countries hit their Paris Agreement emissions pledges, the world will still get too warm too fast, plunging us into climate chaos. So, if we can’t stop what we’ve set in motion, what if we could just cool the planet off by making it more reflective—more like a disco ball than a baseball?Actually, we could. It’s called solar geoengineering. Scientists could release materials into the stratosphere that reflect sunlight back into space, kind of like slapping giant sunglasses on Earth. You could theoretically do this with giant space mirrors, but that would require a mountain of R&D and money and materials. More likely, scientists might be able to steal a strategy from Earth itself. When volcanoes erupt, they spew sulfur high in the sky, where the gas turns into an aerosol that blocks sunlight. If scientists added sulfur to the stratosphere manually, that could reflect light away from Earth and help humanity reach its climate goals.It’s not that simple, though: The massive Tambora eruption of 1815 cooled the Earth so much that Europe suffered the “year without summer,” leading to extreme food shortages. And in a study published today in the journal Nature, researchers examine a bunch of other ways a blast of sulfur could do more harm than good.Specifically, the group looked at how sulfur seeding could impact storms in the North Atlantic. They built models showing what would happen if they were to inject sulfur dioxide into the lower stratosphere above either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere, at a rate of 5 million metric tons per year. Sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) is not itself reflective, but up there it reacts with water, picking up oxygen molecules to become sulfate aerosol (SO4)—now that’s reflective. Block out some of the sun, and you block out some of the solar energy.Now, the Earth’s hemispheres aren’t just divided by a thick line on your globe; they’re actually well-divided by what is essentially a giant updraft. That tends to keep materials like, say, sulfate aerosol, stuck in a given hemisphere. “It goes up and it goes more to the one side where you injected it,” says Simone Tilmes, who studies geoengineering at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and was not involved in the study.This wall of wind gives you some measure of control. If you were to inject SO2 into the Northern Hemisphere, the models show, you would reduce storm activity in the North Atlantic—probably because the injection would put the tropical jet stream on a collision course with the Atlantic hurricane main development region. Wind shear like that weakens storms as they grow. But inject gas into the Southern Hemisphere and the stream shifts north, increasing storms.Which all jibes with historical data. In 1912, the Katmai eruption in Alaska spewed 30 cubic kilometers of ash and debris into the atmosphere. What followed was the historical record’s only year without hurricanes. Megan MolteniCould San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?last_img read more

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iCAD Announces Positive Clinical Results for Artificial Intelligence Tomosynthesis Technology

first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more 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 News | Mammography | October 11, 2018 iCAD Announces Positive Clinical Results for Artificial Intelligence Tomosynthesis Technology Results demonstrate improvements in clinical performance and reading times Related Content October 11, 2018 — iCAD Inc. announced positive clinical results of its new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) cancer detection software, demonstrating significant positive results for clinical performance and workflow efficiency. The findings confirmed that the latest artificial intelligence (AI) software solution to support DBT increased improvements in both reader sensitivity (8 percent on average) and specificity (6.9 percent on average). In addition, when reading tomosynthesis cases with the solution, radiologists’ reading times were reduced by more than half (52.7 percent on average).“iCAD’s unique technology assists me in detecting more cancers, reassures me of my findings, and helps me concentrate on the essential work of a radiologist. The product reduced my reading time by approximately 50 percent, allowing me to read these cases in nearly the same amount of time as 2-D mammograms. I consider it to be one of the greatest tools in modern radiology,” said Axel Gräwingholt, M.D., Radiologie am Theater, Paderborn, Germany.iCAD’s high-performance, concurrent read, cancer detection and workflow solution for breast tomosynthesis delivers benefits to both radiologists and their patients. The new technology is trained to detect malignancies and determine the probability of malignant findings, providing radiologists with a “certainty of finding” score for each case and each detected lesion. These scores represent the algorithm’s confidence that the detected soft tissue densities (masses, architectural distortions and asymmetries) and calcifications are malignant.iCAD’s AI technology is available for use with leading digital breast tomosynthesis systems in Europe. The solution is pending clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The company will showcase its latest innovations in cancer detection at The European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, Oct. 11-13 in Athens, Greece.For more information: www.icadmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… 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 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more last_img read more

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Creating a chatbot to assist in network operations Tutorial

first_imgIn this tutorial, we will understand how to leverage chatbots to assist in network operations. As we move toward intelligent operations, another area to focus on is mobility. It’s good to have a script to perform configurations, remediations, or even troubleshooting, but it still requires a presence to monitor, initiate, or even execute those programs or scripts. Nokia’s MIKA is a good example of a chatbot that operations personnel can use for network troubleshooting and repair. According to Nokia’s blog,  MIKA responds with an alarm prioritization information based on the realities for this individual network and also compare’s the current situation to a whole service history of past events from this network and others, in order to identify the best solution for the current problem. Let’s create a chatbot to assist in network operations. For this use case, we will use a widely-used chat application, Slack. Referring to the intelligent data analysis capabilities of Splunk, we would see some user chat interaction with the chatbot, to get some insight into the environment. This tutorial is an excerpt from a book written by Abhishek Ratan titled Practical Network Automation – Second Edition. This book will acquaint you with the fundamental concepts of network automation and help you improve your data center’s robustness and security. The code for this tutorial can be found on GitHub. As we have our web framework deployed, we’ll leverage the same framework to interact with the Slack chatbot, which in turn will interact with Splunk. It can also interact directly with network devices so we can initiate some complex chats, such as rebooting a router from Slack if need be. This eventually gives mobility to an engineer who can work on tasks from anywhere (even from a cellphone) without being tied to a certain location or office. To create a chatbot, here are the basic steps: Create a workspace (or account) on Slack: Create an application in your workspace (in our case, we have created an app called mybot): Here is the basic information about the application (App ID and Client ID can be used along with other information that uniquely identifies this application): Add a bot capability to this application: Add the event subscriptions and mapping to the external API that the messages will be posted to. An event subscription is when someone types the reference to the chatbot on the chat, then which API will be called with the data that is being typed in the chat with this chatbot: Here, a crucial step is once we type in the URL that accepts chat messages, that particular URL needs to be verified from Slack. A verification involves the API endpoint sending the same response back as a string or JSON that is being sent to that endpoint from Slack. If we receive the same response, Slack confirms that the endpoint is authentic and marks it as verified. This is a one-time process and any changes in the API URL will result in repeating this step. Here is the Python code in the Ops API framework that responds to this specific query: import falconimport jsondef on_get(self,req,resp): # Handles GET request resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 # Default status resp.body=json.dumps({“Server is Up!”})def on_post(self,req,resp): # Handles POST Request print(“In post”) data=req.bounded_stream.read() try: # Authenticating end point to Slack data=json.loads(data)[“challenge”] # Default status resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 # Send challenge string back as response resp.body=data except: # URL already verified resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 resp.body=”” This would validate, and if a challenge is sent from Slack, it would respond back with the same challenge value that confirms it to be the right endpoint for the Slack channel to send chat data to. Install this application (or chatbot) into any channels (this is similar to adding a user in a group chat): The core API framework code that responds to specific chat messages, performs the following actions: Acknowledges any post sent to Slack with a response of 200 in three seconds. If this is not done, Slack reports back: endpoint not reachable. Ensures any message sent from chatbot (not from any real user) is again not sent back as a reply. This can create a loop, since a message sent from a chatbot, would be treated as a new message in Slack chat and it would be sent again to URL. This would eventually make the chat unusable, causing repetitive messages on the chat. Authenticates the response with a token that would be sent back to Slack to ensure the response coming to Slack is from an authenticated source. The code is as follows: import falconimport jsonimport requestsimport base64from splunkquery import runfrom splunk_alexa import alexafrom channel import channel_connect,set_dataclass Bot_BECJ82A3V(): def on_get(self,req,resp): # Handles GET request resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 # Default status resp.body=json.dumps({“Server is Up!”}) def on_post(self,req,resp): # Handles POST Request print(“In post”) data=req.bounded_stream.read() try: bot_id=json.loads(data)[“event”][“bot_id”] if bot_id==”BECJ82A3V”: print(“Ignore message from same bot”) resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 resp.body=”” return except: print(“Life goes on. . .”) try: # Authenticating end point to Slack data=json.loads(data)[“challenge”] # Default status resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 # Send challenge string back as response resp.body=data except: # URL already verified resp.status=falcon.HTTP_200 resp.body=”” print(data) data=json.loads(data) #Get the channel and data information channel=data[“event”][“channel”] text=data[“event”][“text”] # Authenticate Agent to access Slack endpoint token=”xoxp-xxxxxx” # Set parameters print(type(data)) print(text) set_data(channel,token,resp) # Process request and connect to slack channel channel_connect(text) return# falcon.API instance , callable from gunicornapp= falcon.API()# instantiate helloWorld classBot3V=Bot_BECJ82A3V()# map URL to helloWorld classapp.add_route(“/slack”,Bot3V) Performing a channel interaction response: This code takes care of interpreting specific chats that are performed with chat-bot, in the chat channel. Additionally, this would respond with the reply, to the specific user or channel ID and with authentication token to the Slack API https://slack.com/api/chat.postMessage. This ensures the message or reply back to the Slack chat is shown on the specific channel, from where it originated. As a sample, we would use the chat to encrypt or decrypt a specific value. For example, if we write encrypt username[:]password, it would return an encrypted string with a base64 value. Similarly, if we write decrypt , the chatbot would return a after decrypting the encoded string. The code is as follows: import jsonimport requestsimport base64from splunk_alexa import alexachannl=””token=””resp=””def set_data(Channel,Token,Response): global channl,token,resp channl=Channel token=Token resp=Responsedef send_data(text):global channl,token,resprint(channl)resp = requests.post(“https://slack.com/api/chat.postMessage”,data='{“channel”:”‘+channl+'”,”text”:”‘+text+'”}’,headers={“Content-type”: “application/json”,”Authorization”: “Bearer “+token},verify=False)def channel_connect(text):global channl,token,resptry: print(text)arg=text.split(‘ ‘)print(str(arg))path=arg[0].lower()print(path in [“decode”,”encode”])if path in [“decode”,”encode”]:print(“deecode api”)else:result=alexa(arg,resp)text=””try:for i in result:print(i)print(str(i.values()))for j in i.values():print(j)text=text+’ ‘+j#print(j)if text==”” or text==None:text=”None”send_data(text)returnexcept:text=”None”send_data(text)returndecode=arg[1]except:print(“Please enter a string to decode”)text=” argument cannot be empty”send_data(text)returndeencode(arg,text)def deencode(arg,text):global channl,token,respdecode=arg[1]if arg[1]==’–help’:#print(“Sinput”)text=”encode/decode “send_data(text)returnif arg[0].lower()==”encode”:encoded=base64.b64encode(str.encode(decode))if ‘[:]’ in decode:text=”Encoded string: “+encoded.decode(‘utf-8’)send_data(text)returnelse:text=”sample string format username[:]password”send_data(text)returntry:creds=base64.b64decode(decode)creds=creds.decode(“utf-8”)except:print(“problem while decoding String”)text=”Error decoding the string. Check your encoded string.”send_data(text)returnif ‘[:]’ in str(creds):print(“[:] substring exists in the decoded base64 credentials”)# split based on the first match of “[:]”credentials = str(creds).split(‘[:]’,1)username = str(credentials[0])password = str(credentials[1])status = ‘success’else:text=”encoded string is not in standard format, use username[:]password”send_data(text)print(“the encoded base64 is not in standard format username[:]password”)username = “Invalid”password = “Invalid”status = ‘failed’temp_dict = {}temp_dict[‘output’] = {‘username’:username,’password’:password}temp_dict[‘status’] = statustemp_dict[‘identifier’] = “”temp_dict[‘type’] = “”#result.append(temp_dict)print(temp_dict)text=” “+username+” “+passwordsend_data(text)print(resp.text)print(resp.status_code)return This code queries the Splunk instance for a particular chat with the chatbot. The chat would ask for any management interface (Loopback45) that is currently down. Additionally, in the chat, a user can ask for all routers on which the management interface is up. This English response is converted into a Splunk query and, based upon the response from Splunk, it returns the status to the Slack chat. Let us see the code that performs the action to respond the result, to Slack chat: from splunkquery import rundef alexa(data,resp): try: string=data.split(‘ ‘) except: string=data search=’ ‘.join(string[0:-1]) param=string[-1] print(“param”+param) match_dict={0:”routers management interface”,1:”routers management loopback”} for no in range(2): print(match_dict[no].split(‘ ‘)) print(search.split(‘ ‘)) test=list(map(lambda x:x in search.split(‘ ‘),match_dict[no].split(‘ ‘))) print(test) print(no) if False in test: pass else: if no in [0,1]: if param.lower()==”up”: query=”search%20index%3D%22main%22%20earliest%3D0%20%7C%20dedup%20interface_name%2Crouter_name%20%7C%20where%20interface_name%3D%22Loopback45%22%20%20and%20interface_status%3D%22up%22%20%7C%20table%20router_name” elif param.lower()==”down”: query=”search%20index%3D%22main%22%20earliest%3D0%20%7C%20dedup%20interface_name%2Crouter_name%20%7C%20where%20interface_name%3D%22Loopback45%22%20%20and%20interface_status%21%3D%22up%22%20%7C%20table%20router_name” else: return “None” result=run(query,resp) return result The following Splunk query fetches the status: For UP interface: The query would be as follows: index=”main” earliest=0 | dedup interface_name,router_name | where interface_name=”Loopback45″ and interface_status=”up” | table router_name For DOWN interface (any status except ): The query would be as follows: index=”main” earliest=0 | dedup interface_name,router_name | where interface_name=”Loopback45″ and interface_status!=”up” | table router_name Let’s see the end result of chatting with the chatbot and the responses being sent back based on the chats. The encoding/decoding example is as follows: As we can see here, we sent a chat with the encode abhishek[:]password123 message. This chat was sent as a POST request to the API, which in turn encrypted it to base64 and responded back with the added words as Encoded string: . In the next chat, we passed the same string with the decode option. This responds back with decoding the information from API function, and responds back to Slack chat, with username abhishek and password password123. Let’s see the example of the Splunk query chat: In this query, we have shut down the Loopback45 interface on rtr1. During our scheduled discovery of those interfaces through the Python script, the data is now in Splunk. When queried on which management interface (Loopback45) is down, it would respond back with rtr1. The slack chat, On which routers the management interface is down, would pass this to the API, which, upon receiving this payload, will run the Splunk query to get the stats. The return value (which, in this case, is rtr1) will be given back as a response in the chat. Similarly, a reverse query of, On which routers the management interface is up, will query Splunk and eventually share back the response as rtr2, rtr3, and rtr4 (as interfaces on all these routers are UP). This chat use case can be extended to ensure that full end-to-end troubleshooting can occur using a simple chat. Extensive cases can be built using various backend functions, starting from a basic identification of problems to complex tasks, such as remediation based upon identified situations. Summary In this tutorial, we implemented some real-life use cases and looked at techniques to perform troubleshooting using chatbot. The use cases gave us insight into performing intelligent remediation as well as performing audits at scale, which are key challenges in the current environment. To learn how to automate your own network without any hassle while leveraging the power of Python, check out our book Practical Network Automation – Second Edition. Read Next Preparing and automating a task in Python [Tutorial] PyPy 7.0 released for Python 2.7, 3.5, and 3.6 alpha 5 blog posts that could make you a better Python programmerlast_img read more

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LISTEN Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals receiver

first_imgLISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald- Cardinals receiver Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. “All injuries are bad, but when you’re talking about a guy who’s been a fixture of your defense for many years, who’s a constant high-level performer for many years, it’s a devastating blow.”Fitzgerald said whoever takes Dockett’s place on the defensive line will have big shoes to fill.“We have to find a way to weather the storm. We’ve got to win for him. I know he’s going to be here with us in spirit,” he said.With the losses of Dockett, linebacker Daryl Washington (suspension) and linebacker Karlos Dansby (free agency), there is perhaps more pressure on the Cardinals’ offense to perform heading into the regular season. Fortunately, Fitzgerald said this year’s offense is loaded with dangerous players at running back, tight end and, of course, wide receiver. “We have a lot of weapons and a lot of guys to beat you, and that just gives defenses so much more to prepare for,” he said. “We have a lot of guys that can beat you in different facets, with the way Michael (Floyd) has continued to come forward and the speed that we have in Ted Ginn and the versatility that Jaron Brown brings and the explosiveness that John Brown brings, and Brittan Golden — we have a lot of guys that can play and play fast, and can do a lot of different things… Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said it was “devastating” to witness a major blow to the defense with Monday’s season-ending injury to Darnell Dockett — but he said this year’s offense is deep and talented enough to create concerns for opposing defenses.“For me, it was personally really tough to see him down, with the history that we’ve had together — all the big games and ups and downs throughout our career we’ve had together — and to see a guy that works that hard, who’s only missed two games his entire career playing at the defensive (end) position, is really astonishing,” Fitzgerald said Tuesday on the Bickley and Marotta show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM . “Guys are versatile in terms of what they can do, and that just presents many more problems (for opposing defenses).”last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals Emmitt Smith 22 is stopped fo

first_imgArizona Cardinals’ Emmitt Smith (22) is stopped for a short gain by Miami Dolphins’ Sammy Knight in the first half Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Miami. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) The piece, from a current Cardinals running back to a past one, closed with this realization: “I’ve somehow never met Emmitt Smith.”Johnson, a first-time Pro Bowler in his second NFL season, probably won’t have to wait much longer to do so.Smith saw the article and on Twitter posted a video thanking the current Cardinals running back for looking up to him as a child.@DavidJohnson31 thank you for picking me out as the one to inspire you. Good luck to you and the @AZCardinals and God bless… pic.twitter.com/N6BLoi3IdB— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) December 21, 2016“David Johnson, I saw the article and your tribute to Emmitt Smith, bro. It was definitely heartwarming and definitely, definitely I felt your spirit,” Smith said. “Thank you so much for picking me out as the one you wanted to watch ’cause you had many, many choices. I don’t know what it is about me that captured your mind, your emotions and your imagination. I’m just thankful God placed me in your heart and in your spirit. Good luck to you and the Arizona Cardinals, good luck to you and your career.“Give me a call anytime if you want to talk about anything, God bless.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Cardinals running back David Johnson saw Emmitt Smith’s spin moves and jump-cuts. His love of football grew around the desire to unnecessarily recreate them as a young child and physically punish his opponents in Pop Warner football, just as his Dallas Cowboy idol did on the NFL field.Johnson wrote about his obsession with Smith, the Hall of Fame running back, at The Players’ Tribune this week in an article titled “A Tribute to My Idol, Emmitt Smith.” With two games remaining in 2016, Johnson is chasing NFL history. He is the first player to record 100 yards from scrimmage in every one of his first 14 games and would break a record with 16 games of 100 combined rushing and receiving yards in every outing for a season.“He’s my childhood idol, guy I looked up to, the reason I played football and wanted to play running back,” Johnson said Wednesday after watching Smith’s video. “It meant a lot just to see him relay the message back, letting me know he read the tribute. It’s very cool to see him make a video like that.”He is also hoping to become the third member of the 1,000/1,000 club of players who have each rushed and received for 1,000 yards in a single season.The Northern Iowa product is sitting at 1,138 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns and 800 receiving yards with four more scores so far. Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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