Drake surprises University of Miami student with 50K scholarship before impromptu concert

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Drake had no trouble drawing crowds as he visited Miami to shoot a music video.Images shared by fans on social media show Miami Senior High students singing along as Drake performs God’s Plan from a crane above the school’s baseball field. A drone captured Monday’s surprise concert by the rap superstar.DRAKE SHOOTING GODS PLAN MUSIC VIDEO AT MIAMI HIGH, LIFES CRAZY MAN @OfficialJoelF @Drake @miamiseniorhigh pic.twitter.com/6ohD8bipNh— Edgar ? (@TheRealEdgy) February 5, 2018 The Miami Herald reports that before he left, Drake gave the school a $25,000 cheque and said he would help design new school uniforms. School alum Edgar Grant Santiago rushed over when a friend told him of the visit, and said “that was truly God’s plan to bless the school.”VIDEO: @Drake gives UM student Destiny James a $50,000 scholarship check outside @frostschoolum before performing on the @UMiamiSCC Moss Terrace. pic.twitter.com/yOlEE0zZbD— The Miami Hurricane (@MiamiHurricane) February 5, 2018Drake also gave an impromptu concert at the University of Miami, where he awarded a $50,000 scholarship to a lucky student. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Toronto art teacher charged with sexually assaulting child

A 24-year-old man has been charged after a seven-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by her art teacher. Police allege the young girl was sexually assaulted multiple times while she attended a ten-week art program at 4Cats Arts Studio in Toronto. Jordan Pereira was arrested on Tuesday and faces one count of sexual assault. He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom on August 24.Police say they are concerned there may be other victims and are asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 416-808-2922 or Crime Stoppers.

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Gradual transfer of power to Kosovo authorities key goal new UN mission

Michael Steiner, who on 14 February will assume his post in Kosovo as the Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, told a UN press briefing in New York that in order to achieve that mission, one had to participate in the production of a decent living perspective for the Kosovars and participate in the production of stability and security in the region.In the end, the region and Kosovo needed a perspective for integration with Europe, Mr. Steiner said, and the price for that was establishing the rule of law, functioning institutions, a democratic political culture, a free press and a sound economic basis. Among some of the immediate tasks to be attacked was the establishment of provisional institutions of self-government, which was a job for the Kosovars themselves, with help of UNMIK, Mr. Steiner stressed. Out of respect for processes the UN had designed and for democratic processes, the Special Representative said he saw it as his job to first listen to the leaders on the ground before thinking about a solution for the current deadlock in creating a government. A second task was the transfer of authority to the Kosovars, Mr Steiner said, warning that the local authorities would inevitably make mistakes and that was a risk that had to be accepted. In the meantime, it might take some time for UNMIK to downsize as it changed from administrative structures to an advisory arrangement. It was also necessary to get the representatives of the provisional institution of self-government involved in the dialogue with Belgrade. The question of Kosovo’s final status should not be addressed at this time, Mr. Steiner said, noting that Security Council resolution 1244 stipulated in that the outcome was open. The sooner Kosovars showed responsibilities in the areas of rule of law and institution building, the sooner that question could be addressed. In order to avoid a re-emergence of problems already tackled, sustainability was the catchword. Continued support of the international community and the Security Council was crucial to achieve the intended goals. While the task ahead would be difficult, Mr. Steiner said, there was one big asset: the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. “With such a team, even sometimes impossible tasks might be done in a reasonable way,” he said. read more

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GM halts sale of Chevrolet Cruze due to potential airbag glitch

GM halts sale of Chevrolet Cruze due to potential airbag glitch by News Staff Posted Jun 25, 2014 7:57 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email General Motors says it is halting delivery of all 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America because of a potential problem with the airbags.The U.S. automaker tells CityNews in a statement that it has directed all “Chevrolet dealers in the United States and Canada to stop delivery of new and used 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles until further notice.”GM says some airbags on the driver’s side may have been assembled with an incorrect part.“We are working diligently with the supplier of the defective part to identify specific vehicles affected and expect to resume deliveries by the end of this week once those vehicles are identified,” the company said.GM says so far it has identified 33,000 vehicles that may have the glitch. read more

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Midwife claims she could lose job after NHS bosses warned her over

She is now awaiting the outcome of an appeal but fears she could face a disciplinary hearing as a result of her refusal to change her hair.The trust said it was unable to comment on specific cases.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has called for the trust to suspend its uniform policy following the row as it argued hair colour should not be viewed as a priority at a time of staff shortages. Ms Crichton has dyed her hair since 2004 and claims it has never previously been a problem “One day I’m a professional and the next day I’m no longer a professional because of the colour of my hair.”Unison, Britain’s second largest trade union, said it supported the Royal College of Nursing’s stance as it urged the trust to focus on issues raised in its latest inspection.A spokesperson said:  “ULHT should be actively supporting our members to overcome the issues identified in the last Care Quality Commission report.”Martin Rayson, Human Resources Director at the Trust, said, “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on specific cases involving employees who are going through internal processes in line with the Trust’s policy and procedures.“We encourage any member of staff with a query around the dress code and uniform policy to speak with their manager or the HR team to address any concerns.” 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. Ms Crichton has dyed her hair since 2004 and claims it has never previously been a problemCredit:Stephen Daniels The RCN’s operational manager David Kirwan told The Daily Telegraph: “It beggars belief. The ULHT has 252 full time nurse vacancies and a further 42 in outpatient care. They’ve admitted themselves they cannot ensure safe standards. “We’re calling on them to suspend this uniform policy. This NHS Trust is in special measures. Hair colour should not be the priority at the moment over safety and standards. “Children are at risk of harm. They need to make patient safety priority number one.” Ms Crichton, who has been based at Lincoln County Hospital for the past seven years, claimed she had been prevented from carrying out her duties.She said: “I was absolutely gobsmacked.”I could not believe what I was hearing after being employed at the Trust for seven-and-a half years with the same coloured hair, interviewed with the same coloured hair.”I’m depressed because I have been prevented from doing the job I absolutely adore. ULHT was placed into special measures in September last year by the Care Quality Commission after it developed a £30 million deficit, now said to be running an estimated £80 million. In July, the care watchdog recommended the trust remain in special measures after an inspection found urgent and emergency care at the hospital was of “significant concern”. A midwife claims she could be dismissed over her red hair after NHS bosses warned her it breached the hospital’s new uniform policy.Donna Crichton, 53, from Sleaford, Lincs, said she was warned she faces possible disciplinary action by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) as a result of changing her hair colouring despite using dye products since 2004.Ms Crichton, who has been employed as a midwife for more than 30 years, has not worked at Lincoln County Hospital since June when she was allegedly sent home by senior staff. She claims she was told her newly dyed red hair violated the trust’s uniform policy, introduced in November last year, which states “hair colour should reflect the Trusts requirement for professionalism by the member of staff”.The 53-year-old, who has been signed off work with stress, raised a staff grievance with the Royal College of Midwives but her case was rejected.  The hospital introduced its new uniform policy in November last yearCredit:Martyn Williams/Alamy The hospital introduced its new uniform policy in November last year read more

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Several Jamaican schools dragged before the Court for nonpayment of taxes

Education Minister Ruel ReidSeveral schools are now in hot water after they were dragged before the Sutton Tax Court in Kingston, Jamaica for the non-payment of taxes.The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) made the move to collect millions of dollars owed and have revealed that more educational institutions are to be taken before the Courts as well.Merris Haughton, Chief Corporate Communications Officer at TAJ, said “It is not like we are identifying and targeting schools, there are a number of other entities”… she added “The bulk of it (outstanding taxes) would be the principal sum, which would also have interest and penalties accrued because of the non-payment”.The Communications Officer reported to <> that TAJ is in talks with the administrators of the schools in respect of some elements of the outstanding amounts, but the outstanding principal would need to be paid.According to Haughton, dragging persons or entities before the court for unpaid taxes is a last option for TAJ as matters can be made easier with dialogue.“If they know that they are in that kind of position, what we have been encouraging them to do is to come in and explain. We have had such dialogue with other schools and then there is a stay of the court action,” said Haughton, who refused to name the schools taken before the courts.But <> sources say at least three traditional secondary schools and four upgraded secondary schools were among those taken to court.Two principals, who admitted that their schools were among those taken to court, told our news team that they were embarrassed by the legal action and blamed the Ministry of Education for the embarrassment. However, in response, the Education Ministry revealed that since February 2014, taxes are paid at source by central ministry. Schools therefore no longer have to pay the taxes from the subvention they receive. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGRA institutes tax amnesty for delinquent taxpayersJanuary 19, 2018In “Business”Jagdeo questions Govt’s move to grant amnesty to tax defaultersNovember 29, 2017In “latest news”Over $5B collected during GRA’s tax amnestySeptember 27, 2018In “latest news” read more

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UN finds systemic failures in its Rohingya response

first_imgThe United Nations experienced “systemic failures” in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report said on Monday.The finding came after UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres in February ordered the internal review of the world body’s operations in Myanmar after its officials in the country were accused of ignoring warning signs of the attacks against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority.Today some 740,000 Rohingya are living in camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state during a 2017 military campaign the UN has described as ethnic cleansing.The report says that while “it is difficult to assign responsibility for systemic failures,” there is a shared responsibility “on the part of all parties involved” in not “conveying more forcefully the United Nations’ principled concerns regarding grave human rights violations.”Some of the criticism of the UN has focused on allegations that the world body’s then-resident coordinator, Renata Lok-Dessallien, downplayed concerns about worsening abuses against the Rohingya in favor of prioritizing economic cooperation with Myanmar’s government.The UN has denied those claims.But the 36-page report authored by veteran Guatemalan diplomat Gert Rosenthal and shared with UN member states denounces a “dynamic of divisions rather than cohesion within the UN system”, “the absence of a clear and unified strategy” and shortcomings of “systematic and unified analysis from the field.”‘Unease’ over rightsRosenthal wrote that the UN “needs to improve, systematise and share the gathering of data, information and analysis of events on the ground in real time,” and if there are “diverse interpretations coming from different quarters,” they should be shared and efforts made to understand them.Among the causes of the UN’s failures, the diplomat notes “the initial fascination on the part of the international community with the political transition, based in no small part on the almost legendary status that Aung San Suu Kyi had reached,” referring to the country’s civilian leader.He said then-United Nations high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein most consistently called out the rights violations taking place but this led to “some unease among those in the UN who favoured the ‘quiet diplomacy’ approach.”Asked Monday about the report, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres has accepted the recommendations “and is committed to implementing them so as to improve the performance of the United Nations system.”But Louis Charbonneau, United Nations director at Human Rights Watch, said the UN needs to hold accountable “UN officials most responsible for ignoring ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.””UN ‘lessons-learned’ reports about its failure to act in the face of mass atrocities have become almost routine,” he said.last_img read more

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WATCH Move Over Chicago Houston Has A Bean Now Too

first_img Listen Share 00:00 /00:00 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 12Driving down Montrose Boulevard outside the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, you can catch a glimpse of “Cloud Column,” a newly installed sculpture from Anish Kapoor, the same artist behind “Cloud Gate,” better known as Chicago’s Bean sculpture. It took a massive crane to hoist the more than 20,000 pound sculpture into place Monday as a sea of hard-hats and reflective safety vests looked on.While Cloud Column is shiny and reflective like its Midwestern cousin, this bean stands upright and has the small imperfections of hand-hammered steel.“It does what I hoped it would do but so much better than I imagined,” said Gary Tinterow, Director of Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), seeing Cloud Column installed. “It has so much resonance to me with Houston and our history as space city — there’s something about the heavens in this work.”Houston’s own bean! pic.twitter.com/A8Uh0XIk7E— Davis Land (@davis_land) March 26, 2018“Cloud Column” lay unfinished in Anish Kapoor’s London workspace after the sculptor’s original commissioners were unable to see the project to completion, said Tinterow. While “Cloud Column” remained in storage, Kapoor began work on other projects like Chicago’s “Cloud Gate.” When MFAH staff learned “Cloud Column” was available to acquire, the museum decided to install the work outside the future Glassell School of Art which is still under construction, slated to open in May.  last_img read more

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DC Funeral Home Mulls Move to Maryland

first_imgFor 30 years, Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes in Northeast, D.C. has served a predominantly Black clientele, but as gentrification increasingly pushes Blacks out of the city and into Prince George’s County, Taylor is wondering if the business his father started should move there as well.The ongoing gentrification of D.C. has Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes contemplating re-locating to Prince George’s County. (Photo by Lenore T. Adkins)Taylor, 34, owns three pieces of property including the funeral home and his house — all in the 1700 block of North Capitol Street NE. He says his property taxes are going up, but because business is so robust — typically averaging 400 cases, a year — Taylor can afford to stay in the rapidly gentrifying Bloomingdale neighborhood where his business is based and where he’s lived for 17 years.However, a large portion of his clientele is uninterested in making the drive to the city from Maryland, he said. Back when the home opened in 1988, between 60 and 70 of the people who used the funeral home came from the neighborhood. That is not the case any longer.“I think we’d probably have to move to Prince George’s County eventually because most of our clientele is in Prince George’s County or Charles County —everyone is moving out south,” Taylor told the AFRO in a telephone interview. “Good old gentrification.”Taylor doesn’t have a timeline on when such a move would occur and he’s also weighing keeping the funeral home where it is and opening another location in Prince George’s County. He also operates a second funeral home in Baltimore.Washingtonian Magazine reported that many African-American funeral homes are leaving the District or relocating to remote areas bordering Maryland because of steep property values that have taken hold as higher-income people move in. Luxury apartment buildings are under construction just a few blocks away from Taylor on North Capitol Street and newer, trendy restaurants are moving in as well.An 18-unit apartment building will soon replace the site that once housed the Grace Murray Funeral Home on Georgia Avenue, according to Washingtonian. Frazier’s Funeral Home in Shaw has been replaced by an apartment building with rent starting at $2,300 a month, the magazine reported. A condo building has also replaced the Austin Royster Funeral Home in Columbia Heights, according to the magazine.Funeral homes have served as stabilizing forces in African American culture and are places a grieving community has turned to for decades to prepare family members for burial.In Chicago, for example, Mamie Till Mobley contacted A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home in 1955 to conduct funeral services for her teenage son, Emmett Till, whose body had been mangled in Mississippi for reportedly flirting with a white woman. AA Rayner & Sons has been around since 1947 and in 1987 it handled services for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first Black mayor.“The neighborhoods in D.C. are changing so fast, and the people who move in now, I don’t know whether they want the funeral home there,” Milton Tellington, who moved Tri-State Funeral Services from Petworth, to a new space near the Maryland border in 2016, told the Washingtonian. “People had confidence in those funeral homes. When they don’t have them anymore, they have to go through that experience with doubt.”Taylor isn’t bitter about the possibility of moving his funeral home out of Bloomingdale. For him, it’s just business.“I understand it, but it’s pretty much like evolution, you’ve just got to go with the flow,” Taylor told the AFRO. “With business moving to Prince George’s County, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.”last_img read more

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Asgardia Is a Space Nation You Can Join Without Leaving Home

first_imgBeing a citizen of an Earth-based nation has its advantages, but wouldn’t you like to be a citizen of space? Now you can with the announcement of Asgardia, a nation based entirely in space. Asgardia will launch a satellite next year, which will serve as its sole territory, and you can be a citizen. You won’t actually move away from your current terrestrial home—it’s sort of a symbolic thing. Asgardia, a name derived from the home of the old Norse gods, is a project headed by Russia nanoscientist Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli. He’s not a complete unknown; Ashurbeyli is the founder of the Aerospace International Research Center and chairman of UNESCO’s Science of Space committee. So, he’s a guy who cares deeply about science and human activity in space. The immediate goal of Asgardia is to get 100,000 citizens, at which time it will apply for recognition by the United Nations. Asgardia will be holding a contest for its citizens to help choose its flag, anthem, and insignia as well. The winners of the contest will be able to have a personal message included on the Asgardia satellite when it’s launched. The ultimate goal of Asgardia is to increase access to space and promote efforts to protect Earth from asteroids and space debris impact. A lofty objective to be sure, but it’s going to have a hard time being taken seriously.AdChoices广告Who will save us from asteroids? Maybe the Asgardians.In order to be recognized by the UN, nations need to meet several requirements. Having territory and citizens are up there, but there also needs to be support from member states that also recognize the nation in question. When Asgardia’s only “territory” is an uninhabited satellite, it’s unlikely it will get that kind of support. If it ever did get recognition, Asgardia would be able to operate in space as it pleases, rather than be bound by the rules of the Outer Space Treaty, which requires oversight by the nation in which a space project is based. Asgardia is over halfway to the 100,000 citizen count, but that’s only the first hurdle.last_img read more

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Colin was right on Adrian Peterson in New Orleans wrong on Jay

first_imgEvery week, Colin makes a tons of predictions. Some are on the money and some miss the mark. Every Monday, he holds himself accountable in Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong.Here’s where Colin hit, and where he missed after 4  weeks of NFL games, and 5 weeks into the college football season.Where Colin was rightBlazin’ 5 – 15-5 for 75% one month into the season is by far Colin’s best start ever. 4-1 this week, including the Chiefs covering 6.5 on the the greatest back door cover of all time. The money train leaves the station every Friday. Feel free to hop on board.Blazin’ 5: @ColinCowherd‘s picks for 2017-18 NFL Week 4Via @TheHerd pic.twitter.com/uqnnmVxRgQ— FOX Sports PH (@FOXSports_PH) September 30, 2017 Where Colin was wrongJets are 2-2 – Colin predicted the Jets would go 0-16, and the Jets have taught him never to do that again. Bilal Powell just ran wild on the Jags for 163 yards behind an offensive line that has played better than anyone expected, and they have some nice young pieces on defense. If this is tanking, they’re doing it wrong.Bilal Powell had a big day w/ 163 yds rushing & a TD as the Jets improved to 2-2 with a win over the Jags 23-20 #Jets #JAXvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/xovoPoU0og— Next Man Up (@spottingboard) October 2, 2017 Where Colin was rightButch Jones is toast – Before the season, Colin said there was no hotter college football coaching seat than Butch Jones at Tennessee. After an unforgivable Hail Mary loss to Florida, and a 41-0 blowout against Georgia, Jones should be gone before the weekend. Tennessee is a better program than this disaster. Where Colin was rightAdrian Peterson experiment is a failure – Colin has always thought Adrian Peterson was an overrated superstar, in terms of his performance contributing to wins, and he never thought AP was a good fit in New Orleans scheme. After 4 weeks, he’s been reduced to an RB 3, has 81 total rushing yards on the year, and only managed 4 yards last week. Peterson to the Saints is a bust.About that Adrian Peterson experiment in New Orleans…… pic.twitter.com/fkll6bVQ8z— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 1, 2017 Advertisement Where Colin was wrongSame old Jay Cutler – Colin had high hopes for Jay Cutler reuniting with Adam Gase in Miami, but they’re 1-2, can’t move the ball on offense, and as each week passes, he looks more like the same old disgruntled quarterback he’s been throughout his career. Miami has faced challenges from Hurricane Irma, but Cutler is already spreading bad vibes. A grumpy zebra can’t change his stripes, or at least Cutler can’t.Monday got us feelin’ like Jay Cutler in on the Wildcat package pic.twitter.com/EnrgvEeqq2— DRAFT (@PlayDraft) October 2, 2017 Where Colin was wrongEd O bad faster than expected – Colin has never accused Ed Orgeron of being an elite coach, but he thought he could at least win some games in a down SEC in his first year, just based on the talent already on the roster. After a home loss to Troy, people are already talking buyout numbers. It would be a shock if he makes it to year two. This experiment has already failed. He’s a great guy, but he’s a coordinator, not a head coach.Hey @LSU, thanks for having us down for homecoming! We really enjoyed it! ?— Troy University (@TROYUnews) October 1, 2017 Where Colin was rightEagles best in the NFC East – Colin took heat for predicting Philly would win the NFC East, but they’re 3-1 record through 4 weeks is the best in the conference. They have the best offensive/defensive line combo in the NFL, dominate time of possession and Carson Wentz has shown an ability to win close games. Meanwhile, Dallas has looked uneven and less dominant offensively so far. Calling this a right.Wentz doing his thing to elude Ingram and flips it across the field to Blount for the first down pic.twitter.com/gS0QK5C9Cw— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) October 1, 2017 Where Colin was rightRams are for real – Colin said the Rams would be one of the most improved teams in the NFL, and they look like they’re for real after a statement win in Jerry’s World. Jared Goff has transformed from bust to baller under quarterback offensive minded rookie head coach Sean McVay. Todd Gurley is having his best year as a pro through 4 weeks, and the L.A. pass rush with Aaron Donald is scary. Right on the Rams.Beautiful play action on jet by the Rams. Gurley bypasses the LB’s running wheel down the seam.Brilliant call by the OC Matt LaFluer! pic.twitter.com/jxy7LiZSCi— Coach Dan Casey (@CoachDanCasey) October 2, 2017last_img read more

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Colin No guarantees Urban Meyer survives if bombshell coverup allegations are true

first_img Advertisement This morning, longtime college football insider Brett McMurphy dropped a bombshell story that has put Urban Meyer’s future at Ohio State in question due to his prior knowledge of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s history of domestic violence. Smith was fired from the Buckeye staff on July 23 for a criminal trespassing arrest arising from a domestic dispute with his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview w/the victim & other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff despite his denial last week https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 1, 2018McMurphy’s story produced text message exchanges between Courtney Smith and several coaches wives, including Meyer’s wife Shelley, detailing alleged abuse from Zach Smith stemming from a 2015 domestic abuse incident. When asked about the 2015 incident during the Big Ten media day, Meyer claimed he had no prior knowledge. Given Meyer’s denial, and the evidence produced in McMurphy’s piece, Colin thinks Meyer’s future in Columbus could be in jeopardy unless there’s a plausible explanation for his media day denial. Colin can’t wrap his head around why Meyer would risk his career by knowingly lying to cover up for an already fired assistant, as it appears he did at the media day, and believes his track record and reputation for going soft on discipline for players with troubling criminal charges won’t help his case as details continue to leak.Colin doesn’t know how this will all play out, but there’s no question it’s a massive, ugly story for Ohio State and Meyer, and validates his critics that have long said he willingly looked past criminal conduct, dating back to his time at Florida.10 years ago Meyer would have survived this, but things are different today..@ColinCowherd reacts to reports Urban Meyer knew about Zach Smith’s 2015 domestic violence incidents pic.twitter.com/Q40iyHhWMT— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 1, 2018last_img read more

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Check if your browser uses Secure DNS DNSSEC TLS 13 and Encrypted

first_imgCheck if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI by Martin Brinkmann on April 29, 2019 in Internet – 60 commentsCloudflare’s Browsing Experience Security Check online tool tests the capabilities of the web browser in regards to certain privacy and security related features.For a subset of Internet users, privacy is of uttermost importance. While the majority seems indifferent, some try their best to implement protective mechanisms to eliminate or at least reduce what companies and maybe even State actors may find out about them when they use the Internet.Whether that is successful or not depends on the program used to connect to Internet sites, e.g. a browser or media client, and also the system configuration.The push to using HTTPS on the Internet ensured that much of the data that is transferred between a user’s browser or program and Internet sites is encrypted. New technologies, such as Secure DNS or Cloudflare’s own encrypted Server Name Indication (SNI) are designed to address leaks caused by DNS queries.Browsing Experience Security CheckBrowsing Experience Security Check tests a web browser’s capabilities in regards to security and privacy features.Note: The test is maintained by Cloudflare; the company designed Encrypted SNI which the test checks for among other things.The test is straightforward: connect to the test page using your browser and hit the run button on the page to run the test.It tests whether Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNI are enabled. Here is a short description of each of the features:Secure DNS — A technology that encrypts DNS queries, e.g. looking up ghacks.net to retrieve the IP address. Two standards, DNS-over-TLS or DNS-over-HTTPS fall under the category.DNSSEC — Designed to verify the authenticity of DNS queries.TLS 1.3 — The latest version of the TLS protocol that features plenty of improvements when compared to previous versions.Encrypted SNI — Server Name Indication, short SNI, reveals the hostname during TLS connections. Anyone listening to network traffic, e.g. ISPs or organizations, may record sites visited even if TLS and Secure DNS is used. Encrypted SNI encrypts the bits so that only the IP address may still be leaked.The only browser that supports all four of the features at the time is Firefox. Two of the features are still in development and testing though:You may check out our Secure DNS setup guide for Firefox here. Here is a short list of instructions on setting up Secure DNS and Encrypted SNI in Firefox:Load about:config in the Firefox address bar.Confirm that you will be careful.Encrypted SNI: Search for network.security.esni.enabled and toggle the value to TrueSecure DNS: Search for network.trr.mode and set it to 2.  Search for network.trr.uri and set it to https://mozilla.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-queryNote that Secure DNS supports other servers if you don’t want to use Cloudflare for that.Now You: Which privacy and security extensions or settings do you use in your browser?SummaryArticle NameCheck if your browser uses Secure DNS, DNSSEC, TLS 1.3, and Encrypted SNIDescriptionCloudflare’s Browsing Experience Security Check online tool tests the capabilities of the web browser in regards to certain privacy and security related features.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | June 01, 2015 Siemens’ Imaging Guides Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Solution for Liver Cancer Siemens collaborating with Australia-based Sirtex Medical Ltd. to deliver effective oncology treatments using novel small particle technology June 1, 2015 — At the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual conference in Chicago, Siemens presented advanced imaging solutions for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), an innovative therapy procedure for inoperable liver cancers. Siemens and collaborating company Sirtex Medical Ltd. demonstrated the solution and jointly hosted an Industry Expert Theater session on the topic at the 2015 ASCO annual meeting, May 29-June 2.  Clinically advanced primary or secondary liver tumors, which are not candidates for resection, often have a limited prognosis. Over the past years, interventional procedures such as SIRT, also known as radioembolization, started to play a more meaningful role in the treatment of these tumors. However, the application of such effective local therapies was limited to experienced centers in order to reduce the risks of treatment-related complications that can occur if targeted therapies are inadvertently applied outside the target organ. More recently, with the introduction of advanced imaging technology such as Siemens’ Artis angiography systems, the safety of application could be further improved due to advanced image guidance. SIRT treats liver cancer internally by injecting millions of tiny radioactive microspheres (developed by Sirtex Medical Ltd.) directly into the tumors. The microspheres, extremely small resin beads containing radioactive Yttrim-90 (Y-90), become lodged in blood vessels inside the tumor, sparing the healthy tissue that surrounds it since the blood supply to the tumors is separate from that of the normal liver.The technical execution of SIRT relies on angiographic imaging guidance. From pre-procedure planning to intra-procedure monitoring and control to post-procedure assessment, imaging plays a crucial role in the implementation of these treatments. Sufficient image quality is necessary to visualize the tumor, the application catheter within the feeding vessels, and surrounding structures during therapy.Sirtex, a global healthcare business based in Australia focusing on oncology, has pioneered the SIRT procedure through development of the SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres used to deliver targeted internal radiation therapy directly to liver tumors via the hepatic artery.For more information: www.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more last_img read more

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Amazon calls Senator Sanders claims about poor working conditions as inaccurate and

first_imgYesterday, Amazon issued its response to the accusations made by US Senator, Bernie Sanders, saying that all his claims are misleading. Sanders has been tweeting horror stories of working at Amazon for almost a month leading to the “Amazon vs Sanders” war. According to Sanders, Jeff Bezos, the owner of the tech giant, despite being one of the richest persons in the world, is paying his employees very low wages. Because of this, the employees have to depend on taxpayer-funded programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing to survive. In an interview with TechCrunch, Sanders said that he is seeking more information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses ahead of the legislation he’s preparing to introduce on September 5. He is all set to introduce a bill next week aimed at improving the work conditions in large companies such as Amazon and Walmart. He has also circulated a form for Amazon’s current and former employees to share their working experience at Amazon. Amazon clarified that, it is paying employees highly competitive wages and is providing them a climate controlled and safe workplace. On Sanders’ SNAP references, it said that the employees who are on SNAP include people who worked for them for a short period of time and/or chose to work part-time. Amazon has listed various benefits provided to its employees ensuring employee well-being and personal development. It further suggested, those interested in learning more about warehouse conditions can book a tour to one of its fulfillment centers and “see the actual implementations, live.” The head of Global Operations, Dave Clark, posted a tweet encouraging his associates to submit a response stating the truth: Sanders said, he is not affected by Amazon’s response and has challenged them to make their hiring numbers, hourly rate, and benefits public: With so many claims made by both the parties, it is difficult to conclude who is on the right side. The probably lies somewhere in the middle. One thing is clear though, stories such as these are a sign of an active democracy where tech and government push each other to be better. If you want to know more on this story, see this official statement by Amazon and also follow Bernie Sanders on Twitter. Read Next Amazon may be planning to move from Oracle by 2020 How Amazon is reinventing Speech Recognition and Machine Translation with AI Cortana and Alexa become best friends: Microsoft and Amazon release a preview of this integrationlast_img read more

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British Airways extends NDC with TPConnects

first_imgBritish Airways extends NDC with TPConnects Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Posted by Share Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: British Airways, IATA LONDON — British Airways has extended its New Distribution Capability (NDC) with TPConnects, one of the first IATA Certified Travel Aggregators and IT Providers.The NDC Standard enhances the capability of communications between airlines and travel agents and brings lower cost, innovation, ease of comparison and interoperability. With NDC, the 69,500 plus IATA accredited Travel Agencies across the world who contribute almost 53% of the world airline revenue yearly, will be enabled to view and sell airline products that are typically only available on airline websites today including personalized shopping, fare family products and rich media. This is not usually possible today owing to limitations in the current technical standard used for airline-agent data communications.TPConnects, working with British Airways as an NDC service provider, has integrated directly to the airline’s NDC APIs with a b2b reseller platform and Internet Booking Engine for Online Travel Agencies.Travel Agents using the TPConnects Travel Aggregator Platform or the Internet booking engine will be able to access the airlines’ offerings directly including ancillary products and perform after sales service like refund, change of date and flight etc. Moreover, travel agents will have the ability to offer personalized products benefitting the end consumers. With this direct connect integration travel agents will be able to access rich content that includes videos, pictures and personalized preferences both in the b2b and online channel that presently portrays only commoditized data such as schedules and fares with no explanation regarding the product.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“As the first NDC Level 3 Certified Travel Aggregator, TPConnects is proud to connect directly to British Airways NDC. This direct connection increases the value proposition of the travel agent channel, by enabling travel agents globally to have access to the same rich content and targeted offerings available on BA.com and allows the travel agents to change the manner in which air products are offered to their end customers and corporate buyers. Through this connectivity our customers using TPConnects Internet booking engine powered OTA’s will greatly benefit from increased transparency including branded fares,” said Rajendran Vellapalath, TPConnects’ Chief Executive Officer.TPConnects Travel Aggregator b2b reseller Platform and Internet booking engine for Online Travel Agencies is available for Travel Agents globally with air, hotel, car, transfer, insurance, rail, cruise and dynamic holiday packaging.last_img read more

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Enjoy Summer In Style at Pierce Brosnans Malibu Manse

first_imgEnjoy Summer In Style at Pierce Brosnan’s Malibu Manse Summer vacation seekers can live like Thomas Crown in the Malibu manse of Pierce Brosnan, because the actor’s 13,000-square-foot estate is up for lease at $250,000 per month. According to “”RealEstalker””:http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2012/07/celebrity-summer-rentals-malibu.html, the stunning property boasts beach access, as well as unique design elements like Indonesian-themed decor. Speculating on why Brosnan would lease the brand new pad, the website notes that the rental income will help offset “”annual staffing expenses and maintenance costs of the expansive grounds and unsightly rock revetment residents of Broad Beach were forced to recently build along the beach up to keep the encroaching ocean from washing up into their often low-lying ocean front homes.””[COLUMN_BREAK][IMAGE] in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology July 13, 2012 414 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Celebrity Homes Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-07-13 Abby Gregory Sharelast_img read more

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Champagne corks were apopping in February as Trav

first_imgChampagne corks were a-popping in February as TravelManagers’ personal travel managers Mike Eacott, representative for Boronia in Victoria, and Denise Dean, representative for Hendra in Queensland, both celebrated their personal best ever month of commission sales.“Everyone at TravelManagers is absolutely thrilled that Denise and Mike’s hard work has been reflected in record commission sales. Our business model continues to provide personal travel manager certainty with its focus on lowering operating costs and improving income. Personal travel managers work under their own steam, when and where they choose, in addition to the remuneration being very attractive. It’s easy to see the TravelManagers model is a winning formula,” said TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager Michael Gazal.“Our focus on training and facilitating networking opportunities for our personal travel managers via strong national and state-based support through the national partnership office remains strong.”Denise DeanDenise Dean credits a combination of her own passion for travel and client loyalty for her success. “My clients inspire me and they are the reason I get out of bed every day. [They] are extremely loyal, as well as booking their travel they are constantly recommending me to their local interest groups and colleagues who need travel too. Having a broad network of contacts, here and overseas is important to my business along with my ability to promote to my target markets.” A personal travel manager for the past three years, Dean says she couldn’t ask for more – revelling in her newfound flexibility, the overwhelming support of the national partnership office team, and the opportunity to pair her own passions with travel.“I have to confess I was a little apprehensive when I joined TravelManagers three years ago but I needn’t have worried. I love being part of the TravelManagers’ family. The support I receive from the national partnership office is invaluable and, more importantly, I am working less hours and earning substantially more. “My personal interest in ballet and dance has led me to offer studio tours to give dance students the opportunity of travelling overseas and experiencing master classes with the world’s leaders in dance,” she says.Mike EacottFor Mike Eacott, his February success came via long-term satisfied clients and repeat business. “It was a large booking I have been nurturing for over 12 months that contributed to my fantastic February sales result. One of my fantastic loyal clients was planning a family reunion, which they do every few years. After many meetings with my clients we decided to include a self-drive around the US and Canada on the way to the family reunion. It is my personal service and expertise I add to provide value that keeps my clients coming back again and again.”Eacott also cites the flexibility of running his own business in his own way as a major perk of being a personal travel manager.“I love that I can provide my clients with products to best suit their holiday needs and the flexibility to meet with my clients where and when is best for them. Working from home also allows me the opportunity to look after my ailing mother without any stress, I can drop by to see her 3-4 times a day and it doesn’t impact on my clients.“Time is your own when you are home-based,” says Eacott. Agency NewsTravelManagerslast_img read more

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Teachers to enter into dialogue with ministry after strike

first_imgTeachers accepted the proposal of Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris for a dialogue on Tuesday, despite holding a strike in the afternoon.Teachers working in the afternoon at all day schools and those taking state afternoon lessons for high school students (KIE) have demanded that the government recognise these teaching hours and they be given year round positions rather than working on contracts. Working on contracts, they said, means that they have no unemployment benefits to fall back on during the four months or so each year they are not working.The KIE strike started at 2pm on Tuesday and lasted until 7:30pm. At all-day schools and nurseries the strike began at 1pm and lasted until 4pm.Hambiaouris called for a dialogue to begin with the teachers but made no reference to changing their employment status. “We will find solutions. It is not all black and white,” Hambiaouris said.However, the minister warned the teachers that the government would look for other teachers, possibly from the private sector if they continued their measures, adding that the ministry would not allow them to make “victims of themselves.”Teachers said they would enter a dialogue with the ministry but that they were waiting to see what better payment proposals would be made. They also told CyBC that some of them had received threats from their employers, who told them their contracts would be terminated if they went on strike.You May LikeDriveZingThese Are The Greatest Police Vehicles From Around The WorldDriveZingUndoTymOut10 Cholesterol Reducing Foods You Should Include in Your Diet!TymOutUndoHealevateThey Climbed The Mountain To Save A Dog In Danger, Then This HappenedHealevateUndo Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoLicences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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