Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

first_imgKristy KirkupThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations and Inuit – an area previously under her watch at Health Canada.Philpott said consultations and legislation will be required for the creation of her new ministry, but she said the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples clearly suggested a new department should handle health delivery on a gradually diminishing basis.“The royal commission structure that was recommended is fairly similar to the approach that we are taking, suggesting that all health services would be managed through a new department and a minister that was responsible for delivery of those services until such time that self-governing First Nations or other Indigenous communities were ready, willing and able to take over those areas,” Philpott said in an interview.She also said the current federal approach – dividing Indigenous health care and the delivery of other social services that drive health outcomes – is an “artificial separation”, while the new department affords an opportunity to bring this all under one roof.“Health services fits very strongly in with other social determinants like education and child care and so many other issues that will be under the portfolio,” Philpott said.“In a way, my job is a step in the process necessary in the short term in order to fix many things that are not working right and to address many injustices in terms of the level of services that are being provided, but it is not intended that the department of Indigenous Services will be around forever.”Self-determination of communities, including the ability to control health services, was the vision behind an agreement recently inked by Ottawa, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the province of Ontario, she said, noting it looks to put control and direction in the hands of the communities needing the services.NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said he is pleased to see a new federal department is being created, adding he wants to see it do business differently.“We need to dismantle the whole system and in its place, build a system that will finally meet the needs of our communities,” he said. “Our communities have to be engaged in a meaningful way to ensure that the solutions that they have are incorporated into this process. I welcome the opportunity to be involved and for our communities to be involved in that work.”Dr. Alika Lafontaine, past president of Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, said the federal government now has a blank slate to lay out a new vision.“Minister Philpott has a great a chance to impact health disparities positively, as early politicians had to completely dismantle the health systems that existed in our Indigenous communities,” he said. “This is probably the biggest opportunity that has been given to Indigenous communities in a very long time.”Philpott agrees the new ministry provides an “incredible opportunity.”“Our government needs to be listening very carefully and acting on the good advice of people who have thought about this for a very long time, that this has to be a momentous change,” she said.“I think the blank slate metaphor is a good one and one that we certainly need to keep in mind _ that this is a new future.”Northern Ontario NDP MP Charlie Angus, who is currently running to become leader of his party, said the key issue is to ensure the federal delivery of services is transformed and made more transparent for communities.“Simply moving the office doesn’t really change anything.”last_img read more

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Casella CEL unveils low cost dBadge Lite noise dosimeter capable of surviving

first_imgCasella CEL has redeveloped its popular lightweight and cable-free dBadge noise dosimeter to increase its robustness, allowing the dosimeter to be used in the harshest of environments with absolute reliability. Owing to its popularity for use in mining applications, the redeveloped dBadge now features rubber over-moulding on the case to further increase toughness, and provide protection from the water and dust prevalent in mines or similar environments.Casella has also added a new model to its noise dosimetry range, the CEL-350L dBadge Lite, which offers simple functionality at a very affordable price. The Lite measures all the same occupational noise parameters as the original dBadge except for the time history of exposure to noise levels, so is ideal for users needing straightforward noise dose results at low cost. Market Manager Tim Turney commented: “The redesign of the dBadge shows Casella CEL’s commitment to continually improving its range of high quality exposure measurement instruments. The addition of the dBadge Lite to the range ensures that cost need not be a deterrent to safety.”last_img read more

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Manitou strengthens position in Australian mining market with dealer acquisition

first_imgThe Manitou group, a world leader in all-terrain material handling, has finalised its acquisition of a majority stake (55%) in the Australian company LiftRite. Thanks to a supplementary call option, the group will hold a 96% share by 2020.A family-owned company founded in 1983 by George Hogg, Mark Manning and Ted Hirschfeld, LiftRite distributes Manitou, Gehl, Kalmar and Kobelco products for the construction and mining markets. In 2016, the company generated €12 million in sales revenue, of which Manitou Group products accounted for 65%.Michel Denis, Manitou Group President and CEO, states: “LiftRite has got a team with great expertise and excellent know-how. Through the acquisition of a stake in our historical dealer in Australia, we reinforce Manitou’s position in the mining sector while continuing to reinforce and develop all brands carried by LiftRite in all the markets served in this region.”last_img read more

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Sunshine and highs of 25 degrees this weekend

first_imgSunshine and highs of 25 degrees this weekend Yussss. 15 Comments By Órla Ryan AFTER A MIXED start to June, this weekend is set to bring some good weather, with temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius expected tomorrow and Sunday.Met Éireann says today will be dry in most places, but cloudy and misty in many areas this morning, with patches of drizzle, mainly along western and northern coasts.It’ll brighten up gradually, with sunny spells developing – the best of these in the midlands, east and south. However, some mist or sea fog may develop later along the south coast. Maximum temperatures will be 17 to 23 degrees, coolest in Atlantic coastal areas.Tonight will be dry in most parts, but cloudy along some west and northwest coasts, with a little patchy mist or drizzle possible. It’ll be mild and humid, with lowest temperatures dipping to 10 to 13 degrees.Tomorrow will be dry, with good sunshine in most areas, though parts of the west and northwest will be cloudier. Met Éireann says it’ll be very warm, with maximum temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees, but 16 to 18 degrees along Atlantic coasts. Winds will be mostly light to moderate southwesterly, but sea breezes will develop during the day.Mostly dry until Tuesday It’ll be dry in most areas tomorrow night with clear spells, but cloudy in the west and north, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing, mainly along north and northwest coasts. There’ll be patches of mist and fog also, with lowest temperatures dipping to nine to 12 Celsius, in mostly light southwesterly breezes.Sunday will be warm and dry in most areas, with sunny spells – the best of these will be in the midlands, east and south. However, there is a risk of mist and fog patches near coasts. The west and north will be cloudier, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in coastal areas. Maximum temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees in the west and northwest, and 20 to 25 Celsius elsewhere.Sunday night will be mostly dry, but there will still be some light rain or drizzle in parts of the northwest and north. In near calm conditions, patches of mist and fog are likely.Mainly dry conditions will continue up to and including Tuesday, although there will be some patchy light rain or drizzle at times, mainly along western and northern coasts. It’s expected to become more unsettled from midweek onwards.Read: Gardaí identify man who was discovered unconscious in Swords apartment complexRead: Leo Varadkar to meet with DUP and Sinn Féin as Westminster rule in North looms Image: Shutterstock/Paul Michael Hughes Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3447089 Jun 16th 2017, 7:47 AM Share512 Tweet Email3 17,402 Views Image: Shutterstock/Paul Michael Hughes Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 16 Jun 2017, 7:47 AMlast_img read more

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La BBC lance son iPlayer pour iPad en Europe

first_imgLa BBC lance son iPlayer pour iPad en EuropeLa BBC vient de lancer son application iPlayer dans onze pays d’Europe de l’ouest, dont la France. Disponible en téléchargement sur l’App Store, et destinée à la tablette iPad, elle offrira des milliers d’heures de rediffusions de programmes télévisés.La BBC annonce sur son site Internet le lancement de l’application iPlayer, uniquement destinée aux iPad. Pour 6,99 euros par mois, ou 49,99 euros par an, les utilisateurs de la tablette Apple auront accès à des milliers de vidéos, via une importante sélection de programmes diffusés par le groupe britannique. Une télévision de rattrapage pour l’heure, disponible dans onze pays européens : l’Allemagne, l’Autriche, la Belgique, l’Espagne, la France, l’Irlande, l’Italie, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal et la Suisse.À lire aussiCe reportage télé de 1947 décrit le monde actuel avec une précision incroyableEn pratique, les abonnés de l’iPlayer de la BBC se verront proposer huit catégories de programmes : actualités et documentaires, divertissement, drame, comédie, sciences et nature, famille et jeunesse, musique et culture, et enfin art de vivre. Des vidéos qui pourront être suivies en streaming, mais aussi être téléchargées, afin que les abonnés puissent y accéder même sans connexion Internet. Aujourd’hui, le catalogue de l’iPlayer compte environ 1.500 heures de contenu. Chaque semaine, la BBC entend ajouter quelque 100 heures supplémentaires. “Nous franchissons aujourd’hui une nouvelle étape significative de notre histoire numérique, qui a déjà vu le téléchargement de douze millions d’app BBC Worldwide à travers un éventail de marques allant de Lonely Planet et Good Food” se félicite dans un communiqué John Smith, le PDG de de BBC Worldwide. “Je me félicite que nous soyons l’un des premiers radiodiffuseurs internationaux à proposer nos programmes sous la forme d’une app parfaitement intégrée. Ce lancement représente un jalon important dans le cadre de notre stratégie visant à développer des plateformes multiples pour nos programmes et nos marques” se réjouit-il.Le 28 juillet 2011 à 20:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE and Vince McMahon statement on Roddy Piper death

first_img Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Twitter Google+ Vince McMahon refers to AEW during conference call: “We’re hoping… that they are competition” Videos Articles WWE passed along the following this evening.WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion – passed away today at the age of 61. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans.” STATEMENT FROM WWE CHAIRMAN AND CEO VINCE McMAHON:“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLinda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC FundraisingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Donald Trump Linda Mcmahon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Vince McMahon reportedly calls for a rewrite of tonight’s Smackdown Live, new matches made Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince Mcmahon Harley Race memorial service set for August 11, Vince McMahon paid for hospital expense Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more

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Salah not a Galactico – Balague

first_imgSpanish football expert Guillem Balague has insisted that it is very unlikely that Mohamed Salah will join Real Madrid in the near future, as they do not view him as a “Galactico”The Liverpool forward has been an instant success in his debut season at Anfield and has already bagged 36 goals in all competitions this season.In light of these performances, Salah has been strongly linked with a move to Real this summer with the club looking to reportedly rebuild their squad after a frustrating season at the Spanish capital.However, contrary to these rumours, Balague has insisted that it is highly unlikely that Salah will join Zinedine Zidane’s side this summer. But he does believes that there is interest for Eden Hazard.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico,” said Balague, according to Daily Star.“You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League – he has a lot of things to go for him – but if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah.“It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.”Balague also confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.last_img read more

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Courtois Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits Cristiano Ronaldo simply cannot be replaced, but challenged his teammates anyway to help compensate for the loss of his goalsThe Portuguese superstar call time on his glorious nine-year spell with Real in favour of a €112m summer move to Juventus and has since excelled over in Italy.But, while Ronaldo impresses in the Serie A, Real have struggled in his absence by having their worst start to a new campaign in 17 years.However, under new manager Santiago Solari, things have improved for Los Blancos with seven wins in the Argentine’s nine matches in charge.And Solari won his first piece of silverware at the club on Saturday in their 4-1 win over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Despite that though, Courtois believes Real still have to step up and find a way to compensate for the loss of Ronaldo’s goals.“Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable, you cannot forget what he did,” said Courtois, according to Yahoo.“But he is not here anymore, so it’s time for other players, like Bale did in the semi-finals [of the Club World Cup], to score the goals he [Ronaldo] used to score.“If we are able to do so, it’ll be fine.”Currently, Karim Benzema (11) and Gareth Bale (10) are Real’s leading scorers this season.last_img read more

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7s Shireen Sandoval takes part in local home design show

first_imgLoved stopping by the @FLHomeShows w/ designer @anyarenise – can’t wait to show off the room she designed for me !✨🏡 pic.twitter.com/gVr9AcdDUv— Shireen Sandoval (@ShireenSandoval) September 4, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida design show is making home improvement fun for the whole family this weekend, and it features one contribution from a member of 7’s family.The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center just in time for Labor Day. The show presented design ideas for anyone planning to revamp their home.7’s own Shireen Sandoval worked with interior designer Anya Cesar to create a vintage inspired “Bohemian-Moroccan” room. “It’s easy to just go to a store and simply pick items out, but I felt for it to really scream ‘Shireen,’ I wanted it to have personality,” said Cesar, “and I felt those vintage touches would do that.”The show runs until Tuesday.last_img read more

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Kenny Chesney and Mindy Smiths Search For A Better Boat

first_imgNews Email Kenny Chesney and Mindy Smith’s Search For A “Better Boat” Facebook Twitter https://twitter.com/kennychesney/status/1017878578854289408 Kenny Chesney: Learning To Build A “Better Boat” kenny-chesney-and-mindy-smiths-search-better-boat The country duo deliver a heart-wrenching song ahead of Chesney’s upcoming album Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 13, 2018 – 5:49 pm GRAMMY nominee Kenny Chesney’s forthcoming album Songs For The Saints ends with the song “Better Boat,” featuring Mindy Smith,  a highly regarded singer/songwriter.An exceptionally pure anthem to ongoing struggles in recovery, it testifies to dealing with “waves I can’t control” by “learning how to build a better boat.” The lyric suggests anguish and the inner pain is delivered with stark, haunting beauty. For Smith’s part, an artist with enough nerve to tackle “Jolene” on 2003’s tribute album to Dolly Parton, Just Because I’m A Woman, her performance on “Better Boat” showcases her silky harmony vocals. Songs For The Saints’ July 27 release date was announced on May 1 and in June, Chesney pledged all proceeds from it to help the Virgin Islands with recovery from September 2017’s Hurricane Irma.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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Asian tourism fair begins in Dhaka

first_img.The three-day 7th Asian Tourism Fair-2018 (ATF) began in the city on Friday to promote tourism industry of the country, reports UNB.Parjatan Bichitra in collaboration with Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation and Bangladesh Tourism Board arranged the fair at International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB) as part of celebrating the World Tourism Day 2018.Civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal inaugurated the fair as the chief guest. The fair will remain open for all from 10:00am to 8:00pm till Sunday.Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on civil aviation and tourism ministry Muhammad Faruk Khan attended the function as a special guest.BPC chairman Akhtaruzzaman Khan Kabir, BTB CEO Jahangir Hossain, ambassador of the Philippines Vicente Vivencio T Bandello and ambassador of Indonesia Rina P Soemarno and convener of the Asian Tourism Fair and editor of Parjatan Bichitra Mohiuddin Helal were also present.Around 120 stalls of different countries like India, Nepal, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore apart from Bangladesh are taking part in the fair.Travel-loving people of Bangladesh are offered to buy many interesting packages to visit home and abroad.last_img read more

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ANALYSIS The Biggest Threat To Texas Republicans Texas Republicans

first_img Share It might not work in mailers from Republican senators like Cruz, but Abbott’s works — and those of the state’s lieutenant governor — are pretty good evidence that some of the folks at the Texas GOP’s family reunion would like to throw out some of their political kin.Susanna Dokupil, an assistant solicitor general when Abbott was the state’s attorney general, will have the governor’s support — for what that’s worth — against Davis in the Republican primaries. What that is worth depends on the governor himself. Two Republican incumbents — Doug Miller of New Braunfels and Wayne Smith of Bay City — lost their runoffs in 2016 in spite of Abbott’s endorsements. His name alone was not enough to save them. But the governor, who has a huge campaign account and no formidable opposition in his own bid for reelection, could bring heavy artillery to back up his choices in legislative races.There’s a tie here to one of Abbott’s perennial “emergency issues” for the Legislature: His call for ethics reform. He seems more interested in it for other officeholders than himself. The governor’s office bristled — governors have minions to do that for them — earlier this year when the House overwhelmingly supported a bill that would have barred big donors to governors from gubernatorial appointments to state boards and commissions. Some lawmakers believe that’s a little too blatant a case of quid pro quo. For this governor and his predecessors, fancy seats for big givers is simply the way things are done.Davis wasn’t the author of that gem — state Rep. Lyle Larson was. He might be on Abbott’s hit list before this is over. But Davis was part of the club, and one of the noisiest critics when Abbott didn’t put ethics reform, an issue he declared an “emergency” earlier this year and two years ago in his first session as governor, on the list of 20 things he wanted done during the summer’s special session.If the governor is successful, Davis won’t be one of the thorns in his paw for much longer. It would tell the surviving members of the Legislature that crossing the governor has real costs. It would tell members of the more conservative Senate that the governor is on their side of the bubbling Senate v. House turbulence that colored this year’s legislative debates.It also puts the governor’s thumb into the race for speaker of the House. Joe Straus, the current speaker, is leaving. The people elected to the House in 2018 — a group that will include Davis or Dokupil or a Democrat who beats the Republican nominee — will select the next speaker. Abbott evidently wants more people in that chamber that vote like the state’s conservative senators, and picking off the least-conservative members of the House is a way to move things in that direction. Abbott isn’t the Texas GOP’s only cannibal. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign consigliere, Allan Blakemore, has signed on to run a challenge to state Sen. Kel Seliger, an Amarillo Republican who doesn’t always toe the movement conservative line favored by Patrick.The two leaders are trying some political behavior modification on their own party. They can’t kill many more Democrats, but the Republican-drawn House and Senate political maps have minimized the danger from the minority party. They’re trying to straighten their own ranks, to remove obstacles within their own party that have successfully blocked or slowed their agendas.And they’re betting Republican primary voters are with them. Davis answered Abbott’s endorsement of her challenger with a cautionary note, noting Hillary Clinton’s 15-point advantage over Donald Trump in her district and pointing to that as evidence that a moderate Republican is what her voters want. Electing a more conservative Republican in the March primary, she said, risks a Democrat winning the seat in November.They can’t all be right. Marjorie Kamys CoteraRep. Sarah Davis R-West University Place, speaks to media regarding her request to add ethics reform to the special session on Aug. 2, 2017The Republican big tent shares a risk with big family reunions; everybody shows up, and the name is sometimes the only thing they have in common.In the latest installment of the GOP’s family feud, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican whose own state representative is a Democrat, came out against a Republican Houston incumbent this week by backing the GOP challenger to state Rep. Sarah Davis in the lead-up to next year’s March 6 primary.This is a big deal. Texas governors generally don’t endorse against incumbents, never mind endorsing against incumbents in their own party. Sure, this is politics and politics ain’t beanbag and all that. But this puts a sort of official stamp on a split in the GOP that so many Republicans won’t even acknowledge.In a recent email to supporters, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz nodded to that, saying, “The media continues to pit Republicans against each other in squabble after squabble …” But here’s Abbott putting a squabble on his list of things to do in the next four months. He’s not done, either: Aides told The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek that he’s likely to add more Republican incumbents to the list.last_img read more

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Giant prehistoric crocodile shieldcroc identified

first_imgImage: Henry Tsai, University of Missouri © 2011 PhysOrg.com Discovered in Morocco and subsequently carted off to the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, the head sat ignored for nearly a decade before Casey Holliday, a paleontologist at the University of Missouri decided to look a little deeper. After analysis the head piece turned out to be from an animal that belonged to the family crocodyliforms, which of course is where modern crocodiles, alligators, caimans and others come from.Interestingly, despite its massive size, the old croc appears to have been rather weak jawed, and thus was more likely to eat fish swimming by (such as the car-length coelacanths) than grabbing animals off the shore and twisting them down into the water to drown them as modern crocs do.Holliday believes the shield was used to help cool the animal, due to the presence of skin and blood vessels similar to those in the frill of triceratops. Thus it would have been too soft to serve as protection, which makes Holliday believe it was likely mostly used to either frighten off other males, or to attract females.Also, because the head fragment was found in Morocco, new fuel has been added to fire in the ongoing debate among paleontologists regarding the origins of crocodyliforms. This new evidence points to North Africa of course, near the Mediterranean, though many still believe the original location was much farther north But since we’re talking about animals that lived around a hundred million years ago; so far back that land masses were configured differently from today, it’s likely the arguments will go on without ever being proved one way or the other.Holliday says the shieldcroc likely had an extra long face that was sort of flat with a roundish nose and small teeth. Its head alone was likely the size of a full-grown man. He also believes the giant beast’s feeding habits were more like modern pelicans than crocodiles and alligators. Ancient crocodile relative likely food source for Titanoboa (PhysOrg.com) — A scientist working in Canada studying a part of a head of a dinosaur found some ten years ago in Morocco, has uncovered what may be the great granddaddy of all modern crocs. The ancient beast, believed to have been wandering around during the Cretaceous period is estimated to have been nearly the length of a school bus and had a strange shield type crown covering the top of his head that researchers believe might have been more for showing off than fighting.center_img Explore further Citation: Giant prehistoric crocodile ;shieldcroc; identified (2011, November 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-giant-prehistoric-crocodile-shieldcroc.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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The Love Letters Napoleon Sent Josephine got Pretty Hot and Steamy

first_imgNapoléon Bonaparte was an excellent military strategist. He was crowned Emperor of the French in 1804, forging his status as Europe’s most powerful man at the time. However, he was also a normal human being who had the capacity to fall truly, madly, deeply in love.Bonaparte’s most famous love interest was a woman who was six years older than him. He was 26 and she was 32 when they first met in 1795. He was immediately enraptured with her and they soon became lovers.Napoleon Bonaparte, aged 23, lieutenant-colonel of a battalion of Corsican Republican volunteers. Portrait by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux.Josephine de Beauharnais (last name taken from a previous marriage) was born on the French colonial island of Martinique in the Caribbean. Likewise Napoleon was also from an island, Corsica, which later belonged to France.With remarkable poignancy, the letters Napoléon wrote to Joséphine perhaps best illustrate how crazy he was about her, a mad crazy love which was not always returned.Miniature portrait of the Empress Josephine by Jean Baptiste Isabey on an 18k gold snuff box crafted by the Imperial goldsmith Adrien-Jean-Maximilien Vachette. Circa 1810. Photo by Rauantiques CC BY-SA 4.0“Sweet and matchless Josephine, how strangely you work upon my heart,” he wrote to her in late December 1795, a few months after they had first met and few months before they were wed.The same letter reads: “You start at midday: in three hours I shall see you again. Till then, a thousand kisses, mio dolce amor! But give me none back for they set my blood on fire.”Letter from Napoléon to Joséphine.His desires and longings scream even louder in another letter from 1796: “A kiss on your heart, and one much lower down, much lower…”He then goes on to say “How happy I would be if I could assist you at your undressing, the little firm white breast, the adorable face, the hair tied up in a scarf a la creole.”Napoléon was often on the road, carrying out his military duties and campaigns, therefore he often mailed Joséphine. Her responses, however, were less frequent.Empress Joséphine.In one epic letter from the road Napoleon writes:“Ever since I left you, I have been sad. I am only happy when by your side. Ceaselessly I recall your kisses, your tears, your enchanting jealousy; and the charms of the incomparable Joséphine keep constantly alight a bright and burning flame in my heart and senses. When, free from every worry, from all business, I shall spend all my moments by your side, to have nothing to do but to love you.”After the wedding, he traveled to Italy and repeatedly asked his wife to visit him. Joséphine however made excuses not to go.The future Emperor then objected in one letter dated to April 24, 1796. Jealousy and frustration can both be felt: “I have your letters of the 16th and the 21st. There are many days when you don’t write. What do you do, then?”Joséphine and Napoléon.It continues: “No, my darling, I am not jealous but sometimes worried. Come soon; I warn you, if you delay, you will find me ill. Fatigue and your absence are too much. Your letters are the joy of my days, and my days of happiness are not many.”Over time both Napoléon and Joséphine became involved with other lovers. Their relationship blew hot and cold, and at one point Napoléon even considered ending their marriage, but they kept going.Bonaparte at the Pont d’Arcole by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros (c. 1801), Musée du Louvre, ParisHe did suffer because of her as more letters reveal.“Forgive me, love of my life, my soul is racked by conflicting forces. My heart obsessed by you, is full of fears which prostrate me with misery… I am distressed not to be calling you by name. I shall wait for you to write it,” he says in one place.Napoléon announced his intention divorce Joséphine in 1809.In the same letter he goes on to proclaim that she never really loved him: “Farewell! Ah! if you love me less you can never have loved me. In that case, I shall truly be pitiable.”The amplitudes of love and doubt persist in more of his writings to her: “I don’t love you an atom; on the contrary, I detest you.” He then goes on to call Joséphine “very ungraceful” before he also expresses his wishes to cover her “with a million kisses as burning as if under the equator.” Oh, the hot and cold nature of love!The Coronation of Napoleon and JoséphineDespite the troubled status of their relationship, in 1804 when Napoléon officially became Emperor of the French, his Joséphine too was crowned Empress Consort.Their eventual divorce happened in late 1809. When Napoléon announced his intention to separate from her, Joséphine started screaming and eventually collapsed on the floor. She needed to be carried to her quarters.Divorce letter from Joséphine to Napoleon, 1809.A major reason why Napoléon wanted the marriage to end was that Joséphine could not bear him a child, a much-wanted heir to the throne. In an official address to the public, Napoléon Bonaparte explained his divorce was for the benefit of France.Shortly after, he married Marie-Louise, the daughter of the Emperor of Austria. With his new spouse, Bonaparte finally had a legitimate child (out of wedlock he had few illegitimate ones).Even though he remarried, Napoléon remained friendly with his former spouse, his eternal “dolce amor.”He would provide for Joséphine’s excessive spending at Château de Malmaison where she lived until her death of pneumonia in 1814. She was aged 50. When Napoleon heard the news during his first exile on the island of Elba his comrades said they had never seen him so distraught.Read another story from us: The Bizarre Journey of Napoleon Bonaparte’s PenisNapoléon apparently did not forget her until his own end during his second exile on the island of St. Helena in 1821. 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first_img 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 An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery, while identifying the cases where the nodules are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and published online in the journal Radiology.The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), to be a safe and effective screening tool to monitor those with nonsolid lung nodules, which in some cases are precursors to cancer. Lung nodules are small tissue masses in the lungs that can be benign or cancerous. They are classified as solid, part solid or nonsolid, based on their appearance on computed tomography, which combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues of the body. Nonsolid nodules have become a common finding on CT scans of the chest, and management of them is challenging.”Nonsolid nodules are caused by inflammation, infection, or fibrosis, and in some cases indicate cancer risk,” said study co-author Claudia I. Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., clinical professor of radiology, ISMMS. “Our goal is to identify the nodules that require closer investigation and those that do not.”In the new study, Henschke and colleagues analyzed results from 57,496 participants in the International Early Lung Cancer Program (I-ELCAP), a worldwide initiative focused on reducing deaths from lung cancer. The participants underwent baseline and annual repeat screenings to which the researchers evaluated the prevalence of nonsolid nodules and their effect on long-term outcomes.In the study, 2,392 baseline LDCT screenings, or 4.2 percent, identified a nonsolid nodule and further analysis of this group led to the diagnosis of 73 cases of cancer. Annual repeat screenings identified a new nonsolid nodule in 485 participants, or 0.7 percent, of which 11 were diagnosed with Stage I cancer. The nonsolid nodule developed a solid component-a warning sign of invasive cancer-in 22 cases prior to treatment.However, the median transition time from nonsolid to part-solid was more than two years. This suggests that nonsolid nodules of any size can be safely followed with CT at 12-month intervals to assess a potential transition to part-solid. One immediate benefit of the study findings may be a reduction in the overtreatment of nodules, according to study co-author David Yankelevitz, M.D., professor of radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.”Our study shows the importance of annual screening and follow-up in the general population,” said Yankelevitz. “This could further reduce unnecessary CT scans, possible biopsies or even surgery for lung cancer.”The study results also provide additional information to help in the shared decision making process between physicians and patients, Yankelevitz said. “Patients can be assured that annual screening intervals are sufficient. This is a major step forward for lung cancer screening protocols.”For more information: www.mountsinai.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | June 24, 2015 Annual Low-Dose CT Screening Safe and Reliable for Identifying Pre-Cancers The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

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US Senate passes broad immigration law revision in bipartisan vote

first_imgNo related posts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Thursday passed the most significant revision of U.S. immigration law in a generation, in a bipartisan vote the bill’s backers say will put pressure on the Republican-controlled House to act.The measure, passed 68-32, would create a path to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the United States, a priority for the Senate’s majority Democrats. It would direct $46.3 billion toward securing the border with Mexico — the costliest plan ever — added to gain Republican support.“This legislation will be good for America’s national security as well as its economic security,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. “It makes unprecedented investments in border security, it cracks down on crooked employers who exploit and abuse immigrant workers, and it reforms our legal immigration system.”The product of months of negotiations, the bill, S. 744, is encountering resistance in the House. Republicans in that chamber strongly oppose the citizenship path. Many Republicans prefer a piecemeal approach requiring proof that border-security measures are working before lawmakers would consider any form of legal status for undocumented immigrants.Vice President Joe Biden presided over the Senate vote.U.S. immigration law hasn’t been substantially revamped since 1986, when President Ronald Reagan signed a law that made 3 million undocumented workers eligible for legal status. That measure created a market for fraudulent documentation, and illegal immigration soared, discouraging later efforts to legalize undocumented immigrants.A 2007 immigration plan died in the Senate and wasn’t considered in the House. The prospects for passage of a bipartisan bill are greater this time because some Republicans see the issue as a way to boost the party’s appeal with Hispanic voters, 71 percent of whom supported President Barack Obama in November.The measure’s final passage “gets it out of the Senate with the wind at its back,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican co-sponsoring the bill, said Thursday. “Amnesty was the word of the day in 2006 and 2007. Now there’s been a sea change. Legal status for the 11 million is seen as a practical solution.”Wednesday, senators amended the bill to strengthen its border-security provisions. The measure would double the U.S. Border Patrol’s size by adding 20,000 agents, require 700 miles of fencing at the Mexico border, and add unmanned aerial drones to help police the border.All employers would have to check workers’ legal status with an e-verify system, and a visa entry and exit system would be required at all airports and seaports.Those provisions would have to be in place before any undocumented immigrant could gain permanent legal status, known as a green card.The measure approved by the Judiciary Committee included $8.3 billion in security costs. The amendment adopted yesterday added $38 billion, including $30 billion for new border control agents.Still, most Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, voted against the bill. McConnell, who is seeking re-election in 2014, said Thursday he isn’t convinced the measure would secure the U.S. border and deter future illegal immigration. His refusal to support the bill may encourage some Republicans to oppose it in the House.“I had wanted very much to support a reform to our immigration law,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “So it’s with a great deal of regret, for me at least, that the final bill didn’t turn out to be something that I could support.”While the bill’s border-security elements consumed the vast majority of floor debate, the nearly thousand-page legislation also would revamp U.S. visa programs. It would create a program for low-skilled, non-farm workers through an agreement between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s biggest business lobbying group, and the AFL-CIO, the largest labor federation.“This bill includes input from almost every member of this body,” said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the chamber’s third-ranking Democrat and an author of the bill. “That’s what makes this bill strong.”He said the measure drew backing from a range of groups including farmers, technology companies and immigrant-rights organizations.The Senate bill, unveiled in April, was drafted after months of talks between four Republican and four Democratic senators. The group’s Republican members are Graham, John McCain of Arizona, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona. The Democratic members are Schumer, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado.The Judiciary Committee spent three weeks considering more than 100 amendments to the measure in May. Four of the bill’s authors are members of the panel, and they banded together to defeat proposals from both parties that could imperil support for the measure.That included a proposal from Texas Republican Ted Cruz that would have eliminated the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.House leaders said their chamber will consider its own legislation on immigration, though details haven’t been worked out on how to proceed.“The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes,” House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said Thursday in Washington. “Immigration reform has to be grounded in real border security.”Boehner has said he won’t bring immigration legislation to the House floor unless it has support from most of the chamber’s Republicans. He has turned to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the Judiciary Committee chairman, to set the pace for the House’s efforts.Goodlatte prefers dividing immigration legislation into smaller pieces. So far, the judiciary panel has approved measures setting up a new farm guest worker program; strengthening enforcement of immigration laws, and expanding an electronic employment verification program. The panel today is considering visas for high-skilled foreign workers.The bills approved by committee Republicans haven’t attracted Democratic support, in contrast with Boehner’s position that immigration overhaul should pass with a majority of both Republicans and Democrats.“The path forward in the House is going to look different than in the Senate,” said Angela Maria Kelley, vice president for immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, a Democratic-aligned research group in Washington.Kelley said the fact that the House hasn’t drafted a proposal to address the 11 million undocumented immigrants now in the U.S. was “a pretty glaring omission in terms of effective policy.”Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said Wednesday in an interview that the Senate bill was “dead on arrival” in the House because most Republicans in the Senate opposed it.“Why in the world would a majority of Republicans embrace something in the House that a majority of Republicans in the Senate didn’t embrace?” he said.With assistance from Laura Litvan and Roxana Tiron in Washington.© 2013, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Russia to add 40 new intercontinental missiles this year

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg accused the Russians of “nuclear saber-rattling,” and said that was one of the reasons the western military alliance has been beefing up its ability to defend its members.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, briefing reporters via teleconference from Boston, where he is recovering from surgery on a broken leg, called Putin’s announcement concerning.“We’re trying to move in the opposite direction,” Kerry said. “We have had enormous cooperation from the 1990s forward with respect to the structure of nuclear weapons in the former territories of the Soviet Union. And no one wants to see us step backwards.”He said Putin could be posturing.“It’s really hard to tell,” Kerry said. “But nobody should hear that kind of an announcement from the leader of a powerful country and not be concerned about the implications.”Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since Cold War times over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. and the EU have slapped Russia with economic sanctions, and Washington and its NATO allies have pondered an array of measures in response to Russia’s moves. The NATO chief said the alliance had to respond to Russia’s actions by “increasing the readiness and the preparedness of our forces.”“We are responding by making sure that NATO also in the future is an alliance which provides deterrence and protection for all allies against any threat,” Stoltenberg said.In his speech at the arms show, Putin vowed to continue a big arms modernization program despite the nation’s economic downturn. He specifically mentioned the Armata tanks and other new armored vehicles, which were first shown to the public during a Red Square military parade last month.The Russian leader also noted the military was to start testing its new long-range early warning radar intended to monitor the western border and later will deploy another one in the east.“Over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of penetrating any, even the most technologically advanced missile defense systems, will join the nuclear forces in the current year,” he said.Last year, the military received 38 ICBMs, according to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Modernizing the nation’s nuclear forces is a top priority for the military, which needs to gradually decommission its aging Soviet-built ICBMs. Quick workouts for men Stoltenberg described the Russian arms buildup as destabilizing.“They are developing new nuclear capabilities and they are also using nuclear rhetoric more in the way they are messaging their defense strategy and defense posture,” Stoltenberg said. “This nuclear saber-rattling of Russia is unjustified. It’s destabilizing and it’s dangerous.”Putin said the re-armament program should help encourage the nation’s economic growth and spearhead innovations. Independent experts warn, however, that a weapons upgrade that envisages spending 22 trillion rubles (over $400 billion) on new weapons through 2020 would be an unbearable burden now when the Russian economy has plunged into recession.Despite the gloomy economic outlook, Russian arms makers used the arms show to publicize costly new weapons that even the Soviet Union couldn’t afford.The navy revealed a project of an aircraft carrier capable of carrying 90 aircraft. It also showed a mock-up of a new amphibious landing ship, a vessel similar to the Mistral-class ship built on Russian orders in France, whose delivery has been suspended over the Ukrainian crisis.Amid the current spike in Russia-West tensions, Washington accused Moscow of violating its obligations under a landmark nuclear arms control treaty by flight-testing a ground-launched cruise missile with a range prohibited by the treaty. Russia rejected the accusations, and, in its turn, alleged that some elements of the U.S. missile defense shield violate the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, delivers his speech at the opening of the Army-2015 international military show featuring the latest Russian weapons in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Putin said Tuesday the Russian military will receive 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year capable of piercing any missile defenses, a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy The three Baltic members of the alliance, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have asked NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. And Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says he and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter have held talks about placing U.S. heavy army equipment in Poland.The NATO chief said he expected Carter to brief other alliance members on the proposal to stockpile tanks and other weapons and supplies in Eastern Europe during a NATO defense ministers meeting next week.“I welcome all efforts to defend and protect allies,” Stoltenberg said in Brussels.Moscow bristled at the plans, warning Washington that the deployment of new U.S. weapons near Russian borders would foment dangerous instability in Europe.“The United States is inciting tensions and carefully nurturing their European allies’ anti-Russian phobias in order to use the current difficult situation for further expanding its military presence and influence in Europe,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.“We hope that reason will prevail and it will be possible to save the situation in Europe from sliding toward a military standoff, which could entail dangerous consequences,” the ministry added. 0 Comments   Share   MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s military will add over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defenses, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation’s nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.Putin spoke at the opening of an arms show at a shooting range in Alabino just west of Moscow, a huge display intended to showcase Russia’s resurgent military. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday quoted Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying that Moscow is ready to hold consultations to discuss the mutual complaints.____John-Thor Dahlburg in Brussels and Bradley Klapper in Washington contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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DeMarco Announces Plans to Leave FHFA

first_img Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Mel Watt 2014-03-25 Tory Barringer DeMarco,DeMarco Announces Plans to Leave FHFA After serving the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) for nearly six years, former acting director and current senior deputy director Edward DeMarco announced his intent to part ways with the agency at the end of April.DeMarco confirmed his departure plans in a letter directed to current agency director Mel Watt.“I appreciate your invitation to assist you with the recent leadership transition and I have been pleased to do so,” the message reads in part. “With the transition now well along, I believe the time has come for me to seek other opportunities.”He made no announcements about his future plans.DeMarco’s 28-year career as a public servant has spanned multiple agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Department of the Treasury, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), FHFA’s predecessor agency, where he served as COO and deputy director. Starting from FHFA’s inception in 2008, he worked as the agency’s COO and senior deputy director for Housing Mission and Goals.It was in 2009 that President Obama designated DeMarco as acting FHFA director, moving the former deputy into a role that made him a lightning rod in the ongoing debate over how to move housing forward after the crash.Perhaps the biggest point of contention in DeMarco’s tenure leading the agency has been his steadfast refusal to direct Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow principal forgiveness on troubled mortgages. He expressed his own thoughts and that of FHFA on the matter in a statement to lawmakers in 2012:“Given our multiple responsibilities to conserve the assets of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, maximize assistance to homeowners to avoid foreclosures, and minimize the expense of such assistance to taxpayers, FHFA concluded that [plans for principal reduction options] did not clearly improve foreclosure avoidance while reducing costs to taxpayers relative to the approaches in place today,” he said.While his stance attracted praise from some—including Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who since then has become an active voice in GSE reform—it also made him a target for irate consumers, who started petitions calling for his dismissal. (Also jumping into the fray was noted economist and liberal columnist Paul Krugman, who made his feelings known in a piece titled simply, “Fire Ed DeMarco.”)Nevertheless, DeMarco continued to stick to his policy, even in his resignation letter, noting: “FHFA has existed for less than six years and during that time has faced enormous challenges that required balancing multiple legal and policy requirements and goals.”As a closing thought, he also expressed his “earnest hope” that recent initiatives from policymakers to reform housing finance take hold.“I have publicly stated numerous times that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were never intended to be a long-term solution,” he said. “Congress must act to bring the conservatorships to an end and chart the course for a new structure for housing finance.”For his part, Watt—who separated himself from DeMarco’s style early on by suspending a prior directive to raise guarantee fees—lauded the departing deputy for his work as the agency moved from one director to another.“Ed has been an invaluable asset to FHFA and I appreciate his assistance to me during this transitional period,” Watt said in a statement. “Throughout his 28 year career as a public servant he has made many important public policy contributions grounded in his strong background in housing finance. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.” Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market March 25, 2014 431 Views last_img read more

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first_img In this file photo from March 4, 2018, Drake arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Drake’s a fan, as is Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, along with legions of other gamers. They’re all hooked on “Fortnite,” a multiplayer video game that made headlines Thursday for a celebrity-studded match watched by hundreds of thousands of fans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 16, 2018 4:00 am PDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 4:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Drake’s a fan, as is Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, along with legions of other gamers.They’re all hooked on “Fortnite,” a multiplayer video game that made headlines Thursday for a celebrity-studded match watched by hundreds of thousands of fans.Here are five things to know about the game and its growing fan base:WHAT IS ITA third-person perspective game with a cartoon-y esthetic. Gamers play as one of four character types — outlander, soldier, ninja or constructor — as they try to survive in a world that’s lost 98 per cent of its population and is beset by monsters. A separate free “Fortnite Battle Royale” version allows up to 100 players to go to war against each other online.CELEBRITY MATCHSome 630,000 onlookers were watching as Drake, rapper Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster joined high-profile gamer Tyler (Ninja) Blevins for a broadcast on the streaming platform Twitch in the wee hours Thursday morning. Drake used his official Twitter account to confirm it was really him playing and chatting during the broadcast. His moniker? TheBoyDuddus.UNOFFICIAL GAME OF THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSIn December, Matthews and other members of the Leafs told reporters they were big fans of “Fortnite” and had developed an inter-team rivalry.“Off days I don’t really leave my apartment too much just because you just want to relax, so I’ve been trying to get better every day,” said Matthews, who admitted teammate Tyler Bozak was probably the best “Fortnite” player on the Leafs. He hinted goalie Frederik Andersen needed the most practice.PLAYING BETWEEN ‘STRANGER THINGS’Canadian actor Finn Wolfhard, one of the stars of Netflix’s sci-fi hit “Stranger Things,” has been sharing his “Fortnite” exploits on Twitter. Fans can also check out his Twitch page for a few dozen videos of him playing “Fortnite” and other games including “Overwatch” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.”COMING SOON TO A PHONE NEAR YOU“Fortnite Battle Royale” is set to reach even greater audiences once it’s fully rolled out to mobile devices. Developer Epic Games is currently letting fans sign up for an invite to play on Apple iOS devices, although no specific release date has been set. A version for Google Android devices is expected “in the next few months.”center_img Five things about ‘Fortnite,’ the video game Drake shared with his fanslast_img read more

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His column about the 115th Congress, but the mood inside the city’s civic center was downright celebratory As bow-tied waiters mixed drinks and manned a buffet of shrimp cocktail and roasted meat the hundreds of members and guests at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Coal Association mingled with a lightness that would have been unthinkable just a year before After years of steady decline the price of a key type of coal used to make steel doubled in 2016 largely due to a spike in demand from China This led some mines to hire more workers and prevented others from laying off workers Meanwhile the state elected Jim Justice a billionaire coal baron as governor and the nation installed Donald Trump as President Both men wooed West Virginia voters with the promise of more mining jobs and fewer regulations For an industry in need of a boost it might as well have been jet fuel “For the first time in a long time there’s hope and optimism” West Virginia Representative Evan Jenkins told the civic center crowd “Everyone knows it Everyone can feel it” Here in the capital of the state that depends on coal more than any other the hope of a rebound is understandable In 2006 burning coal provided 49% of the country’s electricity but by last year that figure had declined to just 30% according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Over that same period annual production in West Virginia declined from 150 million tons to less than 90 million Much of that is the result of the boom in natural gas which has become cheap and plentiful thanks to fracking and other new extraction technologies Last year for the first time natural gas unseated coal as the top source of US electricity Coal also has an environmental problem accounting for the most carbon emissions of any fossil fuel used for electricity At the same time the cost of renewable power sources like wind and solar have become increasingly competitive with coal further eroding its market share Nowhere have these trends hit harder than in West Virginia More than a century of mining has depleted the state’s most accessible reserves forcing companies to spend more money to dig deeper into the earth As demand for coal dwindles many have decided it’s just not worth it Between 2011 and 2016 US coal producers lost more than 92% of their market value The state’s fortunes have stagnated in stride Today West Virginia ranks 49th in per capita income 50th in educational attainment and 49th in life expectancy To those who see coal as key to a revival Trump has been a beacon On March 28 after promising to gut the Obama-era environmental regulations known in mining states as the “war on coal” the President made good on his word Flanked by energy-industry executives and coal miners Trump signed an Executive Order that is expected to effectively scrap the Clean Power Plan President Obama’s signature effort to reduce global warming by placing a cap on power-plant emissions The plan which had not gone into effect was expected to force most of the nation’s remaining coal-fired power plants to close and further diminish the country’s appetite for the fuel that helped power its rise “You know what it says right” Trump joked with the miners before signing the order “You’re going back to work” The reality however is far more complicated Undoing Obama’s climate regulations is more like plugging a burst dam than reversing the water’s flow Without the Clean Power Plan the EIA expects natural gas and renewable power to account for a combined 57% of the nation’s electricity by 2040 With the plan those sources were projected to reach 65% “It’s nonsense Coal is not coming back” says Mark Barteau director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute “It’s going to continue to lose to cheap natural gas” Nor do open mines necessarily mean open jobs A range of automated technologies from rock crushers to shovel swings have taken the place of humans in recent decades—a key reason that employment in the coal industry fell between 1980 and 2010 even as production grew US coal mining employed 53000 people last year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics In 1979 it was more than 250000 “There’s almost zero reason to be completely optimistic” says Ted Boettner executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy “It’s a disservice to coal-mining communities to tell them they will have a mighty comeback” That may not be clear in the White House but it is in the places that do the mining In West Virginia it’s striking that even those who applaud Trump’s repeal of Obama’s environmental agenda are preparing for life after coal—or at least beginning to negotiate the terms Governor Justice the towering owner of the Greenbrier resort with an outsize personality and a fortune built on coal skipped the February industry conference without explanation Instead he sent his chief of staff to deliver a dose of reality: a budget proposal for a slew of new fees including a potential tax increase on coal companies “I walked in and was able to look under the sheets and look at where we were” Justice told TIME of his rationale after seeing the state’s $400 million budget deficit “It was beyond dismal We’re in a real mess here” Indeed from the statehouse in Charleston to the well-worn tables at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville (pop 688) nearly everyone wants to embrace coal’s latest chance but they cannot escape the fact that the future is bleak And what comes next is a subject of animated debate The first thing that catches the eye at the Coal Heritage Museum in Madison is a small but striking image of a miner hovering over a city With his arms rested on his waist the deity-like miner uses his helmet lantern to illuminate the city The message isn’t meant to be subtle “A lot of miners take pride in it” says Carl Dunlap who spent 40 years as a coal miner and now mans the front desk of the museum “We’d go blind in the dark” He’s right Coal was discovered in West Virginia in 1742 just a few miles from where the museum sits and it became central to the state’s economy in the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution sent demand soaring Eventually all but two of the state’s 55 counties became a source for the black rock Coal powered the nation through World War II and was critical during the energy crisis in the 1970s when Middle Eastern sheiks embargoed the sale of oil Demand peaked in 1988 when coal provided nearly 60% of US electricity There were ups and downs in the decades that followed but in the past 10 years the decline began to resemble a death spiral West Virginia produces 60% of the coal that it did a decade ago and employs about 12000 people as coal miners—down from more than 64000 in the 1970s The effects extend far beyond the people working directly in the industry Revenue from a state tax on coal production—a key source of funding for local communities—is expected to decline from more than $420 million in 2012 to $151 million by 2018 It’s market forces that make this moment the most challenging time in the coal industry’s long history—and a key reason why energy analysts are skeptical of any promise to bring it back The development of fracking opened up once unreachable reserves of natural gas and has slashed its price by two-thirds since 2008 Wind and solar once liberal pipe dreams now compete with coal on price in many places At the same time the most accessible—and therefore cheapest—coal reserves in Appalachia are mostly mined out “Trump is not going to bring all the coal jobs back” says Jason Bordoff director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy “There isn’t a lot of investment activity because in some cases it looks more economically attractive for firms to invest in cleaner technologies” The tune was far different at the West Virginia Coal Association conference where over the course of two days presenters slammed Obama as a jobs killer praised Trump as a potential savior and dismissed climate change as a fiction “This war on coal has come from the environmental community from the White House and from a host of others” says Roger Horton a retired miner who founded the advocacy group Citizens for Coal “And it’s been strangling our ability to provide these jobs” That view crosses party lines in a state filled with billboards telling the EPA to stop killing jobs and bumper stickers suggesting that those who don’t like coal can give up electricity “The mess started because Obama wanted to kill coal” says Rupert “Rupie” Phillips the lone independent in the West Virginia house of delegates “Thank God for Donald Trump” Phillips who has vowed to do everything in his power to prevent any new taxes or regulations on the industry made clear that his only priority is making the mines hum again “I have no loyalty when it comes to my coal” he said at the conference to raucous applause There’s more room for nuance outside of the echo chamber On a recent night in Boone County where coal was first discovered in the state longtime residents were skeptical of a return to the glory days “It’s moving up a little but some of these people need to realize they’re not going to make $30 an hour like they used to in a mine” says Mary Ann McClure over dinner at Park Avenue Restaurant “It’s just not there like it used to be” McClure and her dinner mate JoAnn Harmon both would like to see coal come back—even if they know it’s unlikely—but when we talked they seemed more interested in what’s happening just a few miles up the road where the state government has promised to transform the site of a former 12000-acre surface mine into a commercial development park with offices retail and most important jobs Governor Justice says he’s going to make sure the project gets built Justice is a Democrat but his political appeal has been likened to that of Trump’s Both are wealthy businessmen who until now had never held elected office with little in the way of concrete political ideology Justice even has a tax controversy of his own: millions of dollars in unpaid fees assessed on his coal mines Still his central promise resonated with voters: “Jobs jobs jobs” And to the extent that he had an economic platform it emphasized tax cuts and reviving coal Justice even reopened a few of his company’s mines just days before the election—an apparent down payment for the bright future in store for the industry Taking office has a way of bringing a politician back to earth West Virginia faces a deep budget deficit thanks in part to the shrinking revenue from the state’s coal tax and even the most severe regulatory rollback won’t reverse that trend While Justice is fond of saying that miners have been “overregulated out of a job” he has come to realize that coal will not be as important to the state’s future as it was to its past “There’s real hope and real optimism” Justice says but “you’re still going to have thousands and thousands of displaced miners” The governor’s agenda includes a wide variety of measures to raise revenue and repair the state’s recently downgraded credit rating He wants legislators to raise the state’s sales tax create a new business tax and increase the gasoline tax (They have balked so far) And he proposed a sliding scale of taxation that would make coal companies pay more when their production increases It’s all part of an effort to think beyond the state’s dominant mineral Justice wants to spend billions of dollars to rebuild roads and increase broadband Internet access—nearly one-third of people in the state can’t get it—in an attempt to make West Virginia more attractive to outside investors He hopes he can jump-start the timber and furniture-making industries and encourage new businesses to set up shop There is also hope in West Virginia’s growing tourism industry which has benefited from privately sponsored environmental-cleanup efforts across the state’s scenic trails mountains and waterways Justice doesn’t refer to his plans as economic transition a loaded phrase sure to draw even more ire from the coal industry but it’s clear that that’s exactly what he wants to achieve The prospect elicits excitement in some quarters and fear in others For those still working in the mines the decline of coal is a direct blow to their ability to provide for themselves and their families An experienced coal miner can earn $100000 along with benefits and the promise of a pension Jobs in the new industries targeted by economic-transition plans—think call centers shipping warehouses and non-union manufacturing—often pay minimum wage or else require specialized training and a college education But in a state where coal has long been an icon as well as a livelihood the industry’s fade takes a psychic toll Coal is in the names of West Virginia’s roads and rivers stamped on its buildings and the source of scholarships at its leading universities For years the football teams at Marshall and West Virginia squared off in the Friends of Coal Bowl and in 2009 the state named coal its official rock “West Virginia has always relied on coal” says Tom Southern who lives near the coal museum in Madison “That’s been their mainstay That’s what they do” Yet the possibility of a different way of life doesn’t seem to scare all older coal miners Randy Smith a longtime miner who was first elected to the state senate as a Republican in 2012 proudly wears a Friends of Coal lapel pin His office is decorated with memorabilia from decades in the mines and he says he wants coal jobs to remain a career for those who desire it But it’s always been a hard life and he says he’d welcome more options in the state “I’m a coal miner been a coal miner all my life My son I didn’t want him to be a coal miner The coal is in my blood but I want what’s best for my kids” Smith says “We have to use this opportunity to diversify our economy Coal will never be what it was”IDEAS Katy Steinmetz is a TIME correspondent based in San Francisco Each year linguists lexicographers and other language nuts gather at an annual conference under the banner of the American Dialect Society The highlight of the confab is a raucous vote for choosing the "word of the year" a now widespread tradition that this organization started decades ago But in some ways this event never ends because the attendees are on the lookout all year long not just for possible "WOTY" winners but nominees for several subcategories: Slang Word of the Year Most Likely to Succeed Most Creative And on Monday the CEO of United Airlines likely locked up a position in a category that one generally does not want to be found inspiring: Euphemism of the Year As a viral video spread across the Internet showing a man dragged off a plane bloodied and protesting after paying for a ticket to be on that plane CEO Oscar Munoz released a statement apologizing "for having to re-accommodate" customers like him who found themselves bumped from a flight "I thought that alternative facts wrapped up Euphemism of the Year" says Mark Peters who follows the vote closely and writes a column on euphemisms called Evasive Maneuvers "But this one may be even better in a worse way" euphemism (n): the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant "Alternative facts" the already immortal phrase that Trump aide Kellyanne Conway used to describe falsehoods perpetuated by Trumps press secretary was euphemistic to the point that it may offend some people to call it a euphemism at all Other language used by press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday when he apparently referred to Nazi concentration camps as "Holocaust centers" falls onto the same end of the spectrum (Linguist Ben Zimmer who presides over the event notes that such items might find themselves in the running for an even more dubious honor known as "WTF Word of the Year") While the vote is by no means sewn up reaccommodate found serious resonance online as did a statement in which "reaccommodated" passengers like the man who was hauled out of his seat were described as "volunteers" Merriam-Webster which monitors spikes in the words people are looking up noted that lookups for volunteer spiked about 1900% following the incident But lookups for the more rarely encountered reaccommodate spiked by 80000% On the dictionarys site the definition is simple: to accommodate again But accommodate itself has been defined with what Merriam-Webster Editor-at-Large Peter Sokolowski calls some "particularly apposite meanings" such as "to make room for" and "to hold without crowding or inconvenience" The Oxford English Dictionary describes accommodation as an act that involves obliging assisting providing comfort or conferring favors "Its all about context" says Zimmer a sociolinguist of why this euphemism is so remarkable "Theres this enormous disconnect between peoples eyewitness views of a man being pummeled versus this antiseptic corporate speak that came out in the apology" In the days of social media when there are helpful visual aides that can contrast with a politicians or companys account of a controversial event and when armies of irascible tweeters are ready to pounce on a single misplaced descriptor euphemisms arent great deflective shields As hundreds of thousands of people watched the video and felt empathy for the man Zimmer says the notion that he was being accommodated not just once but twice conveyed a robotic lack of "human emotion" To some extent people expect unhinged jargon from corporations entities that describe widespread firings as "talent upgrades" and trump up shelf-stacking jobs as openings for "replenishment associates" But reaccommodate stretched into the infuriation-prone realm of "denying reality" while being transparently hopelessly "self-serving" Peters says Euphemisms can certainly be used for good to spare feelings to search out neutral ground to avoid taboos among older folk who may be prone to "cardiovascular events" and they can be used for legalistic or procedural reasons that may seem as silly from the outside as they do practical from within as when military officers swap nuanced officialese But Peters says that the words in his euphemism collection are often cloaking shame "If you dont say it or if you dont call it what it is" he says "it didnt happen" Last years winner in the American Dialect Societys vote for Euphemism of the Year was "locker room banter" the phrase then-candidate Donald Trump used to describe lewd bragging about how he could grab women "by the p—y" caught on an Access Hollywood tape In earlier years the laurels went to "EIT" an abbreviation used in a Senate torture report for "the already euphemistic enhanced interrogation techniques" Gwenyth Paltrow got a nomination after referring to her separation from her husband as a "conscious uncoupling" And former intelligence chief James Clapper uttered a winner when he characterized his denial that the NSA had collected data on millions of Americans as the "least untruthful" path There is something to be said for the fact that the context in which reaccommodate was used was air travel a realm plagued by stilted euphemisms from the lavatory to the full upright and locked middle seat Passengers have bins of rage toward airlines just waiting to be deplaned whether theyve been trapped in an automated phone call for hours or experienced the turbulence of trying to keep a carry-on bag while in the subordinate social underclass known as "Group 5" The United Airlines employees who bumped the man in the viral video from his seat were referred to as “must-ride passengers” The language used by airline representatives often seems to be "the corporate voice from nowhere where theres no discernible individual behind the language addressing people who want to engage in an emotional way and who are often shut down" Zimmer says No doubt United has received some backlash about the statement out of frustration travelers have built up over years toward this type of doublespeak Euphemisms get a bad rap for lots of reasons: being vague causing wearisome pussyfooting or perhaps because their users seem to be eschewing responsibility through reframing or willful obtuseness United Airlines’ CEO seemed to realize that a frank acknowledgement was one thing the people wanted when Munoz released a revamped apology on Tuesday calling the reaccommodation incident a "truly horrific event" in which a customer was "forcibly removed" Euphemisms can be creative and funny and useful too says Peters: "If we were just completely truthful in the most direct language about everything all the time we might kill each other" And the news is bound to be packed with many more examples laughable and heart-breaking before the next vote comes around "Theres a lot of year left" he says "But this one is going to be a contender" Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsPresident Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday following a 2-day working visit to Lagos State Buhari during the visit inaugurated some projects and also attended the 10th Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Colloquium Upon his return Buhari went straight to the National Mosque Abuja where he performed the 2-Raka’at Juma’at prayer The President also attended the wedding fatiha of Hamza Ahmed and Hadiza Jika which was performed immediately after the prayer session at the mosque The groom Hamza Ahmed is a younger brother to Aisha Buhari the president’s wife Also present at the wedding were the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki Governors of Nasarawa and Bauchi States Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar respectively Other personalities included the National Security Adviser retired Maj-Gen Babagana 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