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BC inquiry has lessons for federal governments Royal Commission on MMIW

first_imgAPTN National NewsOn Tuesday, the federal government called for a national inquiry into shocking numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women.The news has brought hope to many families and friends who have lost someone.But in British Columbia, which held an inquiry into the province’s missing and murdered women in 2010, there is mixed reaction.APTN’s Tina House tells us why.thouse@aptn.calast_img

Bourdains death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers

first_imgAnthony Bourdain’s culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry.Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and a fierce defender of Hispanic workers.The chef, global traveller and author, whose popularity grew with his CNN series “Parts Unknown,” often was the first to tip his hat to his employees from Central America or Mexico. He promoted his Mexican-born sous chef, the late Carlos Llaguno Garcia, to run two of his New York restaurants and complained loudly about the United States’ “ridiculously hypocritical attitudes” toward immigration.“Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are stealing American jobs,” Bourdain said in 2014. “But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had one American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position or even a job as prep cook.”During the 2016 presidential campaign season, Bourdain slammed Trump’s promises to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally and build a wall along the Mexican border.“If Mr. Trump deports 11 million people or whatever he’s talking about right now, every restaurant in America would shut down,” Bourdain said in an interview with SiriusXM radio.Trump has said the wall is needed to keep immigrants and drugs out of the U.S. and his policies are designed to keep the country safe.Julian Medina, the owner of eight Mexican restaurants in New York, said he and Bourdain crossed paths a few times at industry events.“The Latino community was very important to him because in the kitchens of New York there are many Latinos,” Medina said. “He supported that because he always worked beside a Latino and put Carlos in charge of his kitchen.”Saul Montiel, executive chef at the Mexican restaurant Cantina Roof Top in Manhattan, said Garcia, who died of cancer in 2015, always spoke highly of Bourdain. For an episode of Bourdain’s Travel Channel show, “No Reservations,” Garcia gave Bourdain a tour of his hometown, Puebla. Bourdain claimed all the best cooks in his New York restaurants came from there.Montiel, who started in the business washing dishes 15 years ago, said Bourdain was “one of the few chefs that valued the work of the Latinos in the kitchen.”“There are many chefs,” he said, “that never recognize the hard work of the Hispanics.”Mel Mecinas, an executive chef in Scottsdale, Arizona, who was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, remembers when Bourdain featured his home state on “Parts Unknown.” He liked that Bourdain went to smaller villages and wasn’t afraid to sit on the floor and eat, sampling traditional dishes such as tamales with mole negro sauce wrapped in banana leaves instead of corn husks.“When he goes somewhere, he always finds the place where he can find the root of the culture,” Mecinas said. “I was so impressed about how down-to-earth he is and his sense of humour.”Occasionally, Bourdain’s penchant to spotlight minorities attracted a backlash. Last year, a blogger accused him of banning white chefs from getting exposure on a “Parts Unknown” episode on Houston’s culinary scene. Bourdain responded on Twitter, calling it “shameful, dishonest race-baiting click bait.”Latinos weren’t the only minority group that embraced Bourdain. Jason Wang, CEO of Xi’an Famous Foods in New York, planned to donate profits at all its locations on Friday to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.In a Facebook post, Wang said Bourdain’s impact on his family’s Chinese street food business was immeasurable. In 2007, Bourdain endorsed the Wangs’ basement food stall, which served lamb noodle soup with hand-ripped noodles on “No Reservations.”The bump in business was swift. Wang and his father gradually went from that stall to six eateries. In 2015, Wang had the chance to relay his gratitude in person.“I looked at him in the eyes and said, ‘this is something we will always be thankful for Tony,’” Wang wrote. “And he simply replied, ‘I’m just calling out good food like it is, that’s all.’”___Associated Press writer Claudia Torrens in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

Morsi’s son to face trial in Egypt drugs case

first_imgCAIRO – A son of deposed Islamist president Mohammad Morsi will face trial for alleged possession and use of hashish, judicial sources said on Monday, but no date has yet been fixed. Abdullah Morsi, 19, was arrested on March 1 along with a friend for allegedly possessing two joints while they were in a car parked by the roadside in Qalyubia province north of Cairo. The two were freed the next day pending investigation after agreeing to give urine samples which the prosecution says tested positive. Morsi’s other son Osama has denied the charges against Abdullah, saying the authorities were “fabricating the case” and that his brother’s arrest was an attempt to “defame the family”. Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have been the target of a relentless government crackdown since the Islamist was ousted last July after just a year in office. Amnesty International says that more than 1,400 people have been killed, mostly Morsi supporters, in street clashes since his ouster. Morsi himself and several Brotherhood leaders have been put on trial on charges that could lead to the death penalty.last_img read more

Information on Senate meeting held November 14

Amendments to the Faculty Handbook were approved during Senate 602 held November 14 and can be viewed at a summary report on the meeting, which includes information on the amendments.Click here for the President’s Report of the meeting.

UNESCO says books play prominent part in battle for peace

“Books are a powerful means of external projection and can become an important factor in material well-being,” Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said. “We must therefore work unceasingly to ensure the success of the industry on which their existence depends.”Noting that books offered, now more than ever, an irreplaceable medium of information, critical reflection and education, he said: “Books and copyright, as driving forces for the creativity of every people, play a prominent part in the battle for peace.” read more

Alcoa to buy titanium supplier RTI International in 15B deal to broaden

Alcoa to buy titanium supplier RTI International in $1.5B deal to broaden its aerospace push by The Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Mar 9, 2015 6:39 am MDT This April 7, 2014 photo shows the Alcoa logo in the lobby of Alcoa’s headquarters in Pittsburgh. Alcoa is taking another step to bolster its stake in the aerospace industry with a $1.5 billion deal to buy titanium supplier RTI International Metals, the company announced Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alcoa is taking another step to bolster its stake in the aerospace industry with a $1.5 billion deal to buy titanium supplier RTI International Metals.The New York-based company said Monday that it will buy the specialty metal products company in an all-stock deal. Alcoa said the aerospace and defence industries accounted for 80 per cent of Pittsburgh-based RTI’s revenues last year.Alcoa has been shifting from its traditional role of mining and smelting aluminum to becoming a more diversified maker of lightweight metal and alloy products for aerospace, autos and other industries. It has benefited from demand for aluminum and other lightweight materials used to make planes more fuel-efficient.Last week, Alcoa said it completed its acquisition of the German titanium and aluminum structural castings company Tital. That company’s titanium castings are used in aircraft engines and frames. It also completed in the fourth quarter the purchase of Firth Rixson, which makes alloy parts for jet engines.For its latest deal, Alcoa plans to trade slightly more than 2.8 Alcoa shares for each RTI share. That equals a value of $41 per RTI share and represents a premium of 50 per cent to RTI’s Friday closing price of $27.28.The $1.5 billion deal value includes $330 million in RTI cash and up to $517 million in the company’s convertible notes.Alcoa also said Friday that it will review 14 per cent of its global smelting capacity and 16 per cent of its refining capacity for possible curtailment or divestiture. The company has curtailed, closed or sold 31 per cent of its smelting capacity since 2007.Shares of RTI International Markets Inc. jumped 39 per cent, or $10.62, to $37.90 in midday trading on Monday. Alcoa Inc. shares fell 85 cents, or 5.9 per cent, to $13.63. read more

Pryor uses arm legs to dismantle Hoosier defense

Fans had been waiting all season for Terrelle Pryor to become the dual threat many saw him as coming out of high school and that he showed glimpses of last year. Saturday night against Indiana, their wishes were fulfilled, as Pryor picked apart the Indiana defense with both his legs and his arm.He finished the game with four touchdowns, three through the air and one on the ground. For Pryor, it was the type of performance that he and the rest of the passing game had been trying to put together all season.“We’re always on a mission,” he said. “Sometimes it might not show out there, but I mean not every offense in the country is perfect.”Pryor was near perfect when it came to spreading the ball Saturday. He completed passes to eight different receivers, including two of his three touchdowns to freshmen Duron Carter and Zach Boren.“It’s a great feeling,” Boren said. “Terrelle gave me a great ball that I could just catch and go right into the end zone.”“It was a great experience for my first road game,” Carter said. “I was the second read, and Terrelle trusted me with the ball, and I jumped up and caught it.”But Carter was actually more excited about a devastating block he put on an IU defender.“Football is a contact sport,” he said. “If you don’t like contact you shouldn’t be playing.”When it was all said and done, Pryor finished with a career-high 27 attempts as the coaching staff continued to put the offense in his hands.“He was glued in,” coach Jim Tressel said.Defense doesn’t miss a beat without ColemanIt’s not easy to replace a team captain, three-year starter, and All-Big Ten performer and not have a drop off.But with Anderson Russell filling the shoes of suspended safety Kurt Coleman, the Buckeyes did exactly that.OSU held the Hoosiers to 14 points, with seven of those coming in the last 10 seconds of the game against the second and third string. Coming into the game, the Hoosiers were averaging 28 points per game.“We didn’t give up any home runs. We seemed to tackle well. With Kurt not there and Jermale [Hines] limping around there for a minute, we were awfully young,” Tressel said. “But they kept everything in front of them … and I thought they were solid.”Russell started the first two games of the season before being replaced in the lineup by Hines. He showed no signs of rust as he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble during Saturday’s game.“He’s a guy that has never changed who he is just because we changed the rotation,” Tressel said. “He works like crazy, studies film all the time. He’s a smart young man on the field and off the field.”Increased workload for ‘Zoom’ doesn’t slow down running gameAlthough it was known that the defense would be without Coleman coming into Saturday’s game, the status of junior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron was uncertain.“Boom in a real pinch could have played tonight, but I’m not sure he’d have been 100 percent,” Tressel said.Luckily for OSU, a less-than-100-percent Herron would not be needed, as Brandon Saine efficiently stepped into the starting running back role. His 113 yards were a large part of OSU’s 219-18 yard advantage on the ground.“I’ve been excited since Thursday when I found out I was going to be starting and that I’d be a captain,” Saine said. “I had a lot of fun out there, and I’m glad we were able to come out with a win. I’m definitely really grateful for the opportunity I had today.”Although Saine, a track star in high school, is known more for his speed, he has quickly established himself as a power back as well.“Brandon Saine is 220 pounds, and he’s moving those pounds fast,” Tressel said. “We always say, ‘Whoever wins the battles in the trenches is going to win the game.’”Buckeyes hit by fluIn addition to a suspension and injuries, OSU is now having to deal with the issue of the flu. Junior offensive tackle Andrew Miller was prohibited from traveling with the team after exhibiting flu-like symptoms. He wasn’t the only Buckeye that was affected.“We had three or four guys miss practice during the week,” Tressel said.Tressel named sophomore starting center Mike Brewster and sophomore defensive lineman Solomon Thomas among those who missed multiple practices with flu symptoms. He couldn’t recall which other players were affected by the flu but acknowledged there were more.OSU isn’t the first team to have to deal with the flu this year. Georgia starting quarterback Joe Cox was unable to travel with the rest of the team prior to the Bulldogs’ season opener, and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was plagued by flu-like symptoms in the Gators’ game against Kentucky. read more

Bangladesh rise to No 6 in ODI rankings

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies gain automatic qualification for T20 World CupJanuary 2, 2019In “latest news”England cement white-ball rise with No.1 ODI rankingMay 2, 2018In “latest news”India-Pakistan Asia Cup match on September 19July 25, 2018In “latest news” Bangladesh have climbed up to No. 6 on the ICC ODI rankings on the back of their first victory over New Zealand in conditions outside of home. The five-wicket win came in Dublin where the teams were engaged in a tri-nation tournament with hosts Ireland ahead of the Champions Trophy. Bangladesh now stand above three Full Members – Sri Lanka, Pakistan and West Indies – and are 18 rating points behind England.Some members of the Bangladesh ODI team (ESPNCricinfo photo)In the current rankings cycle, results between May 2016 and 2017 get 100% weightage and those between May 2014 and 2016 get 50%. Bangladesh won six out of 14 completed games between May 2016 and 2017, including a drawn series with Sri Lanka. They qualified for the Champions Trophy, a tournament they will play for the first time in 10 years.Bangladesh had 18 wins in 28 completed games between May 2014 and 2016, when they made the World Cup quarter-final and earned series wins over India, South Africa and Pakistan.The top-eight teams on September 30 this year gain automatic qualification to the 2019 World Cup. At the May 1 rankings update, Bangladesh were in seventh place with 91 points, with Pakistan only three points behind them. Their promotion now to No. 6 gives them a lot more breathing space. (ESPNCricinfo) read more

London shock Sligo to secure first Connacht SFC victory since 1977

first_imgUpdated  at 16.14London 1-12Sligo 0-14LONDON SECURED A shock victory in the Connacht SFC in what was a thrilling game in Ruislip against Sligo – their first win in the competition since 1977.London got off to a brilliant start when Lorcan Mulvey broke through for an early goal that propelled them into a 1-1 to 0-1 lead.The Exlies added a further two points to stretch their advantage and at one stage they enjoyed a 1-4 to 0-1 lead.Sligo were then denied a goal when Pat Hughes crashed a shot off the crossbar but Adrian Marren and Mark Breheny grabbed points soon after for Kevin Walsh’s men.Mark Gottsche responded with a point for London before the home side then saw their effort for a second goal thwarted in the 31st minute.Padraig McGoldrick – a Sligo native – saw his penalty effort saved by goalkeeper Philip Greene.Sligo built on that boost with Breheny, Marren and Charlie Harrison all on target again before the break yet London were still ahead by four points.McGoldrick then partially atoned for his penalty by scoring London’s first point of the second half to increase their lead, before Breheny responded for Sligo.Further points, including one from the impressive Gottsche gave his side 1-10 to 0-6 lead.However, they suffered a setback when McGoldrick was sent off for a second bookable offence. Sligo’s confidence increased following this incident, with Breheny and Hughes scoring further points to keep them in the game.Harrison and James Kilcullen narrowed the gap even further, but Sean Kelly gave London some breathing space with his second score of the game.Late points from Murphy, Harrison and Tony Taylor made it a one-point game in the dying seconds, before Breheny hit a wide and Pat Hughes struck the crossbar as the visitors attempted to draw level.However, London ultimately held on for a historic victory, and will now meet Leitrim in the semi-final.Additional reporting by Paul FennessyLONDON: Declan Traynor (Fulham Irish);  Kevin Lynam (Heston Gaels), Stephen Curran (St Kiernan’s), David McGreevy (Kingdom Kerry Gaels) Seamus Hannon (Fulham Irish), Shane Mulligan (Fulham Irish), Tony Gaughan (Neasden Gaels); Mark Gottsche (Tir Chonaill Gaels), Paul Geraghty ( Neasden Gaels); Greg Crowley (Parnells), Lorcan Mulvey (Fulham Irish), Barry Mitchell (Tir Chonaill Gaels); Padraic McGoldrick (Heston Gaels), Ciaran McCallion (Kingdom Kerry Gaels), Cathal McGee ( Tir Chonaill Gaels).SLIGO: Philip Greene (St John’s); Keelan Cawley (Coolera-Strandhill), Neil Ewing (Drumcliffe), Ross Donovan (Eastern Harps); Charlie Harrison (St John’s), Adrian McIntyre (Tourlestrane), Brian Curran (Tubbercurry); Stephen Gilmartin (Tubbercurry), Tony Taylor (Eastern Harps); Brendan Egan (Tourlestrane), Pat Hughes (Geevagh), Shane McManus (Geevagh); Mark Breheny (St Mary’s), Adrian Marren (Curry), Frankie Quinn (Shamrock Gaels).Half-Time: Kerry in control in Munster SFC against Tipperary>last_img read more

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What keeps Blackberrys Director of Security Response up at night

first_imgWhile Blackberry commands a shrinking fraction of the smartphone market share, it has an incredibly diverse install base because of its proliferation in the enterprise sector. Corporations, small businesses, and governments from around the world use Blackberry devices in their respective environments.A diverse install base and enterprise adoption means that Blackberry has to deal with a vast spectrum of threats: from third party apps that intrude into a user’s privacy, to government requests for decrypted BBM traffic, and everything in between.Because Blackberry deals with such a diverse array of threats, and platform security is paramount to the brand’s reputation, the company has an internal Security Incident Response team. This team is staffed 24/7 and takes the lead on any threat to the Blackberry ecosystem that emerges.Last week at CanSecWest in Vancouver we got a chance to sit down with Adrian Stone, Director of Blackberry’s Security Incident Response Team, to discuss some of the unique challenges his team faces.Question: What keeps the Blackberry SIRT team up at night?Answer: Vulnerabilities in our product that were not reported directly to us. If we hear evidence of an exploit in the wild, or a vulnerability that’s being talked about that we didn’t have a read on.What kind of threats are the most challenging to deal with?Dealing with third party app ecosystem. We’ve been fortunate at Blackberry because we haven’t seen the systemic issues with malware that have plagued competitors. However, it’s still something we deal with a lot.Today we released a privacy notice to let our customers know that here’s an application that’s not malicious — it’s not malware —  but it’s doing some things from an information perspective that we’d like our customers to know more about.Thats an area we’re investing a lot of time with. We’ve launched a collaboration with Trend Micro for app vetting.Governments are amongst Blackberry’s largest enterprise clients. What happens when a government makes a request that isn’t in the interest of another client? What sort of challenges emerge?Our policy at Blackberry is that we protect the larger ecosystem. That’s our goal. We’ll never look to be put in a position where one government is necessarily in a disadvantageous sort of situation given some of the dynamics that are out there. Obviously all of our government customers have some pretty significant requests or demands, and we start from “What is in the interest of our broad customer base? Not just government A, B, or C”. There’s been a lot of coverage in that space over the last year.What’s the process of response to the discovery of a threat?The SIRT team is staffed 24/7. When we see an alert that comes in through a result of our analysis capability, or watching communication, or watching the press, the team immediately starts working to determine the technical facts and severity of the situation. We also work with the response communication team to make sure we inform customers at a regular very quick sort of cadence so they understand what’s happening. We want them to have situational awareness. Once we determine the severity and impact, it it meets our criteria for a fix, or some type of engineering resolution, we move into our release phase.[Unlike other vendors at CanSecWest] Blackberry doesn’t have a compensation for exploit program, but it sponsors pwn2own and mobile pwn2own. We believe pretty strongly in the research community [and work with them in various ways]Why is Blackberry the most secure system for enterprise clients?Our customers require a unique level of protection. The way we communicate to customers, the level of transparency we’ve developed over the last couple of years that gives our customers timely information that allows them to form their own risk assessment and take their own action.I also think that BB10 features like “Balance” that creates a segmented user and work space and within that work space. All of the information in the workspace area of the device cannot be transferred into the user space.Some features won’t work in the workspace, like emulating Android apps. So what does that mean? You’re less likely to have your corporate data exit out unintentionally through the user’s personal email, or social media. We provide a very unique level of protection through communication, engineering capability, and giving enterprise customers the controls that they need to manage risk.last_img read more

Hillary Clinton believes misogyny Russian interference and the FBI cost her the

first_img By Associated Press 111 Comments Tuesday 2 May 2017, 9:34 PM Source: news672/YouTubeHILLARY CLINTON SAYS that she’s taking responsibility for her 2016 election loss but believes misogyny, Russian interference and questionable decisions by the FBI also influenced the outcome.The former Democratic presidential nominee offered extensive comments about the election during the Women for Women International’s annual luncheon in New York. Clinton said she’s been going through the “painful” process of reliving the 2016 contest while writing a book.“It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing,” Clinton said in a question-and-answer-session with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of (FBI Director) Jim Comey’s letter on 28 October and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off.” Source: Kevin Hagen/APShe reminded the enthusiastic audience packed with women that she ultimately earned three million more votes than President Donald Trump.“If the election were on 27 October, I would be your president,” Clinton said.She also highlighted Russia’s role in hacking into her campaign’s internal emails and subsequently coordinating their release on WikiLeaks. US intelligence agencies are investigating whether Russia coordinated with Trump associates to influence the election.“He (Russian President Vladimir Putin) certainly interfered in our election,” Clinton said. “And it’s clear he interfered to hurt me and help his opponent.”Amanpour also asked Clinton whether she was a victim of misogyny.“Yes, I do think it played a role,” she said, adding that misogyny is “very much a part of the landscape politically, socially and economically.”After two unsuccessful presidential campaigns, Clinton is not expected to run for public office again.“I’m now back to being an active citizen,” she said.Read: Here’s what Ireland’s Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like Share Tweet Email Short URL Hillary Clinton believes misogyny, Russian interference and the FBI cost her the White House “I’m now back to being an active citizen,” she said. 18,270 Views May 2nd 2017, 9:34 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Meet in Greece

first_imgThe General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad (GGAE), has organised in Athens, from July 29 to August 11 2014, a ‘Meeting of 50 Greek Diaspora Youth’, aged 15-17 years old, from all five continents.The aim of the program is to enhance the Greek identity of the participants, to promote their acquaintance with modern day Greece, and to strengthen the ties with their country of origin. The program also aims to develop ties of friendship between young Greek diaspora youth from different countries and to reward students with strong academic performances who take an active interest in the Greek language, history and culture. Amongst others the program includes visits to archaeological sites and museums and sightseeing excursions to: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Delphi – Galaxeidi, Nafpaktos, Nafplion, Epidavros, Mycenae, Cape Sounion, Aegina-Temple of Aphaia and Sparta-Mystras-Githeio.Furthermore, it includes visits to the Presidential Mansion and the Greek Parliament, informative seminars, teaching of traditional dances and songs, and participation in cultural events and activities.In order to be able to apply for this program at least one of the parents of the applicants must be of Greek origin. Also, the applicants have to be 15-17 year old students, with a strong academic record and a knowledge of the Greek language, history and culture. The parents must not be employees of the Greek state abroad. The states of Victoria and Tasmania have been allocated four places for this initiative of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad. For further information, applicants from these states can visit the website of the Consulate General of Greece in Melbourne: Applications can be submitted to the Office of the Consul for Educational Affairs until Monday, April 14, 2014. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Waymo will outfit selfdriving cars in Detroit repurposing old American Axle facility

first_img Share your voice 18 Photos Tags Chrysler Waymo’s autonomous Pacifica cruising through Castle 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Waymo Self-driving cars Enlarge ImageAs a local Detroiter, I’ve seen a handful of Waymo’s test vehicles crawling around the west side of the Detroit Metro area. Hopefully, this move means I’ll be seeing even more of them soon. Waymo Waymo first announced its intention to set up shop in Michigan in January, but it didn’t have a location nailed down at that point. Now, just a couple months later, the Alphabet subsidiary has figured out where to plant its roots.Waymo announced Tuesday that it will repurpose an old American Axle & Manufacturing facility in Detroit for its Michigan operations. In a Medium post, Waymo said it wanted a building that could be up and running by mid-2019 in an area with “a strong pool of talent across engineering, operations and fleet coordination.”The autonomy arm of Alphabet first established a footprint in Michigan in late 2017, when the company announced it would start testing its fleet of Chrysler Pacifica self-driving development vehicles in the southeast corner of The Great Lakes State. Waymo followed that up with an announcement this past January that it would seek to establish a manufacturing facility in the same area.The facility will be used to outfit Waymo’s vehicles with the hardware and software necessary to enable the cars’ autonomy. In addition to engineers putting everything together, the location will also house fleet coordinators and other jobs dedicated to bolstering its local operations. Waymo claims it will be the world’s first factory dedicated to producing Level 4 autonomous vehicles. SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles, by definition, are capable of driving themselves in specific geofenced locations under specific operating conditions. It’s possible that Waymo’s efforts could result in Detroit being the second location to tout Waymo’s commercial self-driving service. Right now, Waymo One is running as a pilot program in parts of the greater Phoenix area, and the company recently put its app on the Google Play app store in an effort to expand ridership, even though prospective riders will have to be plucked and approved from a waitlist. center_img Autonomous Vehicles Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0last_img read more

UA president says drastic actions would have to happen to cover Dunleavys

first_imgThe Governor’s budget proposal lops $134 million from state support for the University of Alaska, reducing the general fund allocation from the current year’s $327 million dollars to $193 million, a cut UA president Jim Johnsen says would require drastic actions.“To close campuses, to close programs, we have to do less with less,” Johnsen said. “We’ve heard that statement coming out of Juneau recently. That’s what we’re going to have to do, in a pretty dramatic way.”President Johnsen provided some perspective on the magnitude of the proposed reduction.”All of UAA is $120 million,” Johnsen said. “So closing the entire UAA campus does not meet this cut.”He also offered another illustrative option.”If we doubled our tuition, we would just cover this cut,” Johnsen said.Johnsen emphasizes that everything is on the table as UA administrators and regents begin discussing how to absorb such a large reduction, but noted it starts with more narrowly defining the university’s missions.last_img read more

Miles Morales Will Star in Animated SpiderMan Movie

first_imgStay on target ‘Spider-Verse’ Creators Plan Sony Marvel TV ShowsWatch These Movies Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Back when the announcement came that Sony and Marvel Studios would reboot the Spider-Man franchise, many hoped Miles Morales, and not Peter Parker, would be the film’s titular hero. Shortly after it was announced that Peter Parker would, in fact, be Spider-Man in the live-action Sony and Marvel Studios films, rumors began to circulate that Miles Morales would be the star of an animated movie by Sony. Today, those rumors became a reality.This news comes to us from a recent Sony animation presentation. The Bob Persichetti/Peter Ramsey-directed and Phil Lord/Chris Miller-executive animated feature is set to hit theaters over the Christmas weekend of 2018. The presentation had a 30-second sizzle reel that gave a small taste of what to expect. Unfortunately, we don’t have that footage for you all here, but according to Forbes, the film has an art style that “resembled a cross between an Alex Ross image and a psychedelic cover image.”For those who don’t know, Miles Morales first made his debut within Marvel Comics’ Ultimate line. Miles gained his spider-like abilities in a manner very reminiscent to how Peter Parker got his powers. After Parker had been killed, Morales took it upon himself to become the new Spider-Man and honor his fallen mentor. After the Ultimate Universe was rolled over into the mainstream Marvel Universe, Miles became one of that world’s various Spider-Men and even joined the Avengers. Unlike Parker who has taken his superheroics around the world, Miles remains a New York-based crime fighter (for the most part).Having Peter Parker in the live action movies and Miles Morales in the animated film is a great way for Sony and Marvel to please fans of both characters. With any luck, Miles will eventually make his way over to the live-action movies — especially if this animated film is a hit. We’ll hopefully see some footage from this movie sometime soon.last_img read more

Isla Mujeres going for second Blue Flag beach certification with Playa Norte

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — Juan Carrillo Soberanis, municipal president of Isla Mujeres, announced that his government is working hard to achieve a second Blue Flag beach certification.Carrillo Soberanis says that they are working toward certifying Playa Norte with the globally recognized Blue Flag status. If successful, it would be the second Blue Flag certified beach for the island, the first being Playa Centro.“We know the importance of having such a prestigious recognition as Blue Flag. It not only helps to increase the influx of visitors, but also guarantees all those who come to our beaches that they are clean and safe places,” he explained.For the second consecutive year, Playa Norte made the Traveler’s Choice 25 Best Beaches in the World list by both domestic and international tourists.Joaquín Arturo Díaz, national director of Blue Flag, explained that the Foundation for Environmental Education is working on the island in order to guarantee that beach meets the criteria necessary to belong to the program.“We have had contact with the mayor so that the work aimed at certifying Playa Norte begin immediately. It is a fact that Isla Mujeres is in the process of having its second Blue Flag beach for the 2019-2020 season,” he said.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | January 06, 2015 TiaLinx AR60-A Scanner Technology Detects Abnormal Breast Cell Clusters 60GHz scanning technology does not emit ionizing radiation 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 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… 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 | 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 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Related Content January 6, 2015 — TiaLinx Inc. announced the launch of its new product line, the AR60-A. The AR60-A is a laptop size, portable and non-contact screening system designed to detect abnormal tissues in female breasts. The technology detects the different electrical properties of abnormal cells as compared to the healthy ones. In contrast to X-rays, which accumulate radiation in the body, the 60GHz scanning technology does not emit ionizing radiation.The wafer-scale beamforming technology of TiaLinx and its patented planar antenna arrays enable scanning with fine lateral resolution, ultimately enhancing the detection and imaging of small cell clusters. Moreover, signal processing with polarization capabilities enhances the suppression of scattering, while the advanced ultra-wideband transmitter and receiver provide the user with the ability to obtain high depth resolution for sharp images.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems read morelast_img read more

Dilon Diagnostics to Distribute GEs Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging System

first_img Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Molecular Imaging | December 10, 2015 Dilon Diagnostics to Distribute GE’s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging System Agreement helps expand the reach of molecular breast imaging News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 December 10, 2015 — Dilon Diagnostics and GE Healthcare announced the signing of an agreement for Dilon to distribute GE’s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system in select geographies across the globe. The Discovery NM750b breast imaging system, designed to provide significant enhancement in lesion detectability, offers clinicians a tool for imaging of a broad range of patients, including those with dense breasts who may be at higher risk for breast cancer. Functional imaging to see early changes is a key factor in early detection in breast cancer.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | 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 | 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 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 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more last_img read more

Michael Barr releases embedded C coding standards

first_imgEvery C programmer has ideas about writing better C code. Comment first, agile, use this compiler etc. The Barr Group recently released a coding standards guideline for embedded C, which is also available as a freely downloadable ebook. The guidelines are grouped rules that fall under 8 broad categories (general, comments, white space, module, data type, procedure, variable and statements). Michael Barr is the CTO and co-founder of Barr Group. He has a Masters in electrical engineering, was an adjunct professor in electrical engineering/computer science and founded a company called Netrino and the Barr group for embedded systems consulting. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Embedded Systems Programming magazine. He has decades of experience so this should prove to be a great reference guide. What are these C guidelines about? C is pretty open-ended and leaves a lot of space of misuse. That is, a lot of bad code can be written in C. Any programming language can’t really prevent bad code, people have different approaches, some less efficient than the others. In the guidelines, Barr lists ways to change habits while coding. He states in his guideline book “The reliability, readability, efficiency, and sometimes portability of source code is more important than programmer convenience.” His also talks about MISRA C, the 20-year-old guideline created to promote more reliable programming. MISRA still is the gold standard for many embedded programmers. But MISRA avoids many issues of style, indentation, naming conventions, casings, and so on. But Barr does not shy away from any of that. It’s good to follow rules It isn’t uncommon for programmers to overlook the simple stuff. For example, they don’t bother with using braces for simple statements just because the language allows you to do so. Rule 1.3 states that all blocks however trivial should be enclosed in braces. The reasoning is “There is considerable risk associated with the presence of empty statements and single statements that are not surrounded by braces. Code constructs like this are often associated with bugs when nearby code is changed or commented out. This risk is entirely eliminated by the consistent use of braces. The placement of the left brace on the following line allows for easy visual checking for the corresponding right brace.” The employer owns the software/code you write. The employer would naturally expect you to follow the best known industry standards for the code to be least buggy and maintainable as possible. In addition, the C language is also not standard throughout, different compilers can produce different runtimes from the same code. This happens even if your code is clean and adhering to all ISO standards. Write legible code The code you write will most likely be used in the future. A short but dense code block can make you feel clever but will lack legibility. We are way past the times to bother about extra lines of code or comments taking up floppy disk space. Write for readability, comment generously, indent your loops and compound statements. Many seasoned programmers may already know or practice many of the rules stated in the book. But nonetheless it can serve as a really good reference guide for beginners and veterans alike. There are eight sections of rules with subsections in them. These were just some of the ideas presented in the guidelines, you can get the free PDF download or and if your prefer, the paperback version is available on Amazon. Read next The 5 most popular programming languages in 2018 Polymorphism and type-pattern matching in Python [Tutorial] Qml.Net: A new C# library for cross-platform .NET GUI developmentlast_img read more

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