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SIMON SCHUSTER CANADA ANNOUNCES HIGH SCHOOL A MEMOIR BY AWARDWINNING MUSICIANS TEGANSIMON SCHUSTER CANADA ANNOUNCES HIGH SCHOOL A MEMOIR BY AWARDWINNING MUSICIANS TEGAN

first_imgAdvertisement “We are tremendously proud to be publishing this memoir by two Canadian icons. Like its writers, this book is authentic and outspoken. It shines new light on the high school experience and reveals how these two artists found their voices and a sense of belonging,” says Nita Pronovost, Vice President and Editorial Director of Simon & Schuster Canada.During the course of their twenty-year career, Tegan and Sara have sold well over one million records and released eight studio albums. They have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award. They have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards. Outspoken advocates for equality, in 2016 Tegan and Sara created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. The sisters currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, and split their time between there and Los Angeles, California. Visit them at www.teganandsara.com or connect with them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @TeganandSara. Login/Register With: TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2018 – Simon & Schuster Canada announces High School, a memoir by award-winning musicians Tegan and Sara, to be published September 24, 2019 alongside Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the U.S. and Virago in the United Kingdom.Tegan and Sara (photo by Bruce MacDougall) (CNW Group/Simon and Schuster Canada)High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary Alberta, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan’s point of view and Sara’s, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, it captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from one another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.“How did you start your band? When did you know that you were gay? What were you like before Tegan and Sara? We have spent twenty years answering those complicated questions with simple answers,” Tegan and Sara explain. “Writing High School gives us the opportunity to tell the intricate stories that shaped our relationship as sisters, musicians, and queer girls.” Tegan and Sara (photo by Pamela Littky) (CNW Group/Simon and Schuster Canada) Advertisementcenter_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Nenshi sides with Notley on AlbertaBC pipeline disputeNenshi sides with Notley on AlbertaBC pipeline dispute

first_imgFor the first time, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is weighing in on the latest dispute between Alberta, British Columbia and the Trans Mountain expansion project.Premier Rachel Notley has promised economic or legal action against B.C., which announced plans this week to ban increased shipments of bitumen off its coast until it can determine if shippers are prepared to deal with a spill.Nenshi said the B.C. government needs to do a better job of reviewing the federally approved project.“I would strongly encourage the British Columbia government to actually read the N.E.B. ruling that talks, in great detail, about what they claim to be concerned about, about the risk of bitumen spills. I will also remind them that when you fill up your gas in the lower mainland where do you think that gas came from? It came from the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline,” said Nenshi.He’s happy with Notley’s decision.“What the province of British Columbia has done on Trans Mountain is a stunt, it is a dangerous stunt. It is absolute political pandering of the worst kind,” said Nenshi. “I am strongly behind Premier Notley on whatever she does to push this. It is time for us to show our strength and I’m also calling upon the federal government to come together and assert their responsibility and their jurisdiction on this matter.”Nenshi said without the pipeline, oil would be shipped by tanker into Burnaby, B.C., adding that transporting product by pipeline is not only safer, but it also keeps coastal gas prices lower.last_img read more

Dealing with stressDealing with stress

first_imgApril is National Stress Awareness Month. And as we all know, we’re all stressed in some way or the other. According to a recent survey, 52 per cent of working professionals in the US say their jobs are stressful. Throughout the world, there is a lot of research going on to address stress-related problems that may be linked to every serious health problem that we know of from depression, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity to even cancer. The need for stress relief products is growing in popularity with each passing day. However, there are cheap and easily available ways to address this. Medical research has shown that spending time in nature can reduce symptoms of mental and physical ailments and boost the body’s production of immune cells and cancer-fighting proteins. Other studies show that spending just 20 minutes in nature can greatly reduce a person’s stress levels — and people who live close to birds and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. In the modern world, where life-threatening situations are encountered rarely, stress itself is playing that role. Especially when it comes to kids, the “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” theory doesn’t work anymore. But the pursuit of a stress-free life is not healthy and many opine stress is like exercise, it’s pretty uncomfortable at the time but that does build stamina and strength. Stress is really just the body’s response to a challenge. Hence, the whole idea should be how to approach stress. Getting affected is strictly restricted to our handling abilities. It depends on us to wield our experience to address stress as either manageable or deadly. It is impossible to avoid stress in today’s society but how to deal with it is in our hands and that in turn, determines our mental, emotional and physical health conditions. Not everyone responds to stress in the same manner. Stress appears to manifest itself differently in men and women. A person’s genetic makeup also helps explain why some thrive on stress while for others it can trigger a devastating mental illness. Stress is unavoidable and according to scientists, the quest for a stress-free existence is likely to be futile. In the given scenario, it is important to uplift individual stress-enhancing capacities in everyday life so that one can succeed in the face of adversity. It is an individual’s mind and motivation that can save him from the darkest impacts of stress — from preventing a cardiac arrest, psychiatric disorders to lesser serious ones like pounding hearts, lurching stomachs and clammy hands. Lastly, it’s important to be patient and take care of one’s own body and not to stress out!last_img read more

Amazon brings its unlimited twoday shipping service to CanadaAmazon brings its unlimited twoday shipping service to Canada

TORONTO — Amazon is bringing its unlimited, two-day shipping service to Canada.The world’s largest online retailer says starting Tuesday, Amazon Prime will be on offer to Canadian customers for an annual fee of $79.The service is already available in the U.S. and six other countries.Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) says the two-day shipping guarantee will be offered in most of Canada. Customers in rural areas, particularly in the North or the Maritimes, can get unlimted shipping but without the two-day guarantee.Some areas will also get the option of upgrading to one-day shipping for an additional fee starting at $3.99 per item.Steve Oliver, the country manager for Amazon.ca, says the shipping guarantee will apply to millions of products sold by the online store, including everything from DVDs to baby strollers.“We have been working on (it) over the last year and we’re very excited to launch,” said Oliver from the retail giant’s headquarters in Seattle.Oliver says the company knows that consumers are not only looking for selection and value when shopping online, but convenience.He said selection and price are important and the “other critical piece of convenience is knowing you can get products quickly and when you want them.”Amazon Prime has been offered in the U.S. since 2005, and recently expanded to include a free e-book lending service for Kindle users and a television and movie streaming service to its subscribers.At this point, Oliver says there are no plans to offer these options in Canada.He says the company was ready to bring Amazon Prime to Canada once its second fulfillment facility was opened in Delta, B.C., south of Vancouver in the fall.It also operates a similar facility in Mississauga, Ont., west of Toronto that assists with filling Canadian customer orders.Amazon.ca sells millions of items including English and French books, CDs, DVDs, electronics, sports and outdoors products, as well as baby, home and garden products. read more

On eve of Liberias runoff election Annan urges voters to go toOn eve of Liberias runoff election Annan urges voters to go to

Commending the two leading candidates “for their personal commitment to a peaceful campaign,” the Secretary-General, through his spokesman, called on all Liberians registered to vote to do so in a peaceful and orderly manner, just as they did during the first round on 11 October.He emphasized that the run-off election “offers the people of Liberia an opportunity to elect a President to lead the country into a new era of peace, democracy and prosperity.”The Liberian National Elections commission, with support from the UN peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) and other partners, has put in place all the necessary arrangements for the second round of presidential elections to take place on schedule, the spokesman noted in a statement released in New York.Thousands of international and Liberian electoral observers will be deployed throughout the country to monitor the polling process, and the statement assured the Liberian people that UNMIL, working closely with Liberia’s security agencies, “will maintain a safe and secure environment to enable them to cast their votes without fear of intimidation or violence.”The Secretary-General also called on all Liberians to accept the results of the presidential elections so that the country can continue to build a future based on a solid democratic foundation.Civil war has ravaged Liberia over most of the past 15 years, killing over 150,000 people and displacing many more. Among its tasks, UNMIL has for the past two years assisted the country’s transition to peace and democracy. read more

Soaring numbers of children seeing psychiatrists amid anxiety epidemicSoaring numbers of children seeing psychiatrists amid anxiety epidemic

first_imgThe number of young children seeing psychiatrists has risen by a third amid an ‘epidemic of anxiety’ official figures show.A new report shows soaring numbers of children receiving psychiatric treatment – with a 31 per cent rise in one year among those aged nine and under.Experts said children were struggling to cope with mounting levels of anxiety, bullying and depresssion, fuelled by social media.The analysis by the Children’s Commissioner comes as the Government prepares to publish a green paper on children’s mental health. Ministers are expected to say therapists should be sent into schools, to deal with a rising tide of anxiety. Every school will be told to have a designated teacher in charge of mental health, with new targets to cut NHS waiting times.Earlier this year a study by University College London found one in four teenage girls reported symptoms of depression. The research which tracked more than 10,000 children found widespread evidence of emotional problems, with misery, loneliness and self-hate rife.Charities said children were becoming overwhelmed by today’s pressures, with social media and bullying at school fuelling intense distress.The new analysis by the Children’s Commissioner shows a total of 328,000 NHS psychiatry outpatient appointments for children in 2016/17 – a rise from 241,000 the year before.The steepest rise – of 31 per cent – was among those aged nine and under, with more than 60,000 such appointments in 2016/17, the NHS Digital statistics show.The figures show particular problems among young boys, which made up 43,721 appointments among this age group, up from 31,555 the previous year.While the number of appointments for girls of this age was lower, with 17,534 cases last year, the rise was sharper, from 11,547 the year before.Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, said the number of children receiving treatment was just a “fraction” of the numbers in need of it.“These figures show the need for mental health services amongst children in England is growing. I am particularly concerned to see an increase amongst very young children,” she said.“I want many more children to be supported before they get to the stage of requiring specialist psychiatry,” she told The Telegraph.“We need seismic change to the system to meet the growing demand and unmet need, or more children will fail to receive the support and care they need.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. On Monday the green paper is expected to set out plans to boost provision of mental health services within schools, with thousands of therapists sent into the classroom.Ministers are also expected to propose new waiting times for children’s mental health – capping waits at four weeks, compared with an average wait of 11 weeks now.However, they are expected to say the targets will be piloted, and are unlikely to be intreoduced nationally until 2021.In October a study in the BMJ found self-harm among young teenage girls rose by nearly 70 per cent between 2011 and 2014.Experts said an “extreme” obsession with social media among girls, and a dissatisfaction over physical appearance were driving the trend.center_img Ministers are also expected to propose new waiting times for children’s mental health – capping waits at four weeks, compared with an average wait of 11 weeks now.However, they are expected to say the targets will be piloted, and are unlikely to be introduced nationally until 2021.Sarah Brennan, chief executive of charity YoungMinds said: “We know from our research that young people face a huge range of pressures, including stress at school, body image issues, bullying and the pressures of around-the-clock social media.“With rising levels of awareness and of referrals, it’s crucial that there are sufficient services to meet the demand,  so that all children who need specialist support are able to get the care they need.”In October a study in the BMJ found self-harm among young teenage girls rose by nearly 70 per cent between 2011 and 2014. Experts said an “extreme” obsession with social media among girls, and a dissatisfaction over physical appearance were driving the trend.They raised fears that social media was increasingly “normalising” such practices, with teens encouraging each other to self-harm by sharing videos and pictures of the practice online.Dr Bernadka Dubicka, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists said: “As a doctor specialising in child and adolescent mental health, I have never been busier. Demand for services is rising, yet the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists is falling.“We know that psychiatry saves lives, but without enough mental health doctors to treat them, children can fall into crisis and even end up taking their own lives.”last_img read more

Ming Flanagan Unless you come from the old guard you are irrelevantMing Flanagan Unless you come from the old guard you are irrelevant

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3239704 Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 7:00 AM MEP Feb 15th 2017, 7:00 AM By Luke Ming Flanagan Short URL BRENDAN HOWLIN IS acceptable. Michael Martin is acceptable. People who vote for them have more of a right to be listened to than those who vote for the likes of Mick Wallace, Clare Daly and myself.That is the reason why over the last week both The Labour Party and Fianna Fáil have been allowed to move centre stage on the issue of Garda malpractice. Mainstream journalism does not really accept the result of the 2011 General Election.It does not accept the result of the 2016 General Election. Unless you come from the old guard of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour then you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media, with a few rare exceptions.The media classed us as a rabbleAfter years of seeing the big three political parties attempting to run this country and failing miserably, the people decided they wanted a change, more variety, more representatives that spoke like they did themselves, that looked like they did themselves.Our media found this disturbing. After years of simply having to engage with three parties they now had to deal with a myriad of groups, alliances, different individuals.Rather than actually listen to us, however, they classified us a rabble; rather than honestly analyse what we say and report it, they dismissed it, rubbished it, diverted attention from what we were saying by talking about what we looked like.So when people such as Clare and Mick raised issues about Garda malpractice, spent months on end in the last Dáil building the house that is accountability, their efforts (for the most part) went unreported.Question after question was tabled, tactics perfected and employed to make it more likely that those question would be discussed orally and not dismissed as they are when replied to in written form. Experts on policing were consulted. Bills were constructed, a huge body of work was carried out.The real opposition is sidelinedYet when push came to shove, and despite all that work, last year it was Mícheál Martin who was given the credit for bringing the whole fiasco with Shatter and Callinan to a head. What Mícheál Martin said in the Dáil about Maurice McCabe, was all said before by Mick and Clare.Was it said more eloquently by Mícheál, more passionately, with any more depth of knowledge? No – anything but. But it was said by the leader of Fianna Fáil.The house of accountability so carefully constructed by the real opposition was moved into by the acceptable opposition, with the media driving the removals van. Mícheál Martin, the man who instructed his party to vote against ombudsman legislation which would have changed everything, was now the man to change everything.The new champion of mainstream mediaWhich brings us to the present. The new champion of our mainstream media, the new acceptable opposition, is Brendan Howlin. Forget the fact that when in government, Brendan trashed Mick Wallace’s attempts at bringing in decent ombudsman legislation. Forget the fact that Howlin himself introduced whistleblower legislation which is useless.Forget that Howlin “sat idly by” as Enda Kenny made a joke of allegations that there was heroin dealing taking place at Athlone Garda station. Forget all that because, you know, there is an acceptable opposition and there is an unacceptable opposition. The Labour Party’s turn has come to wear that acceptable hat.The message to the people from our media is clearYou should vote only for someone within the very limited spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael or Labour. That’s the spectrum our media understands, that is the spectrum which itself has an understanding with the media.Perception is what it’s all about as our media tries to convince us that switching from a Fine Gael-led coalition to a Fianna Fáil-led coalition is change. It’s not. Heroes like Maurice McCabe, Nicky Keogh, Keith Harrison and John Wilson are to be used as tools in the resurrection of the political careers of the acceptable opposition, but they will ultimately be shafted.I feel sick thinking about it.Luke Ming Flanagan is an MEP.Opinion: ‘Lack of transparency makes it difficult to know who controls the Irish media’>‘The media should tell the truth about the alt-right’> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Luke Ming Flanagan Ming Flanagan: ‘Unless you come from the old guard, you are irrelevant in the eyes of mainstream media’ Mainstream Irish media tends to focus on the very limited political spectrum that is Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, writes Luke Ming Flanagan. 171 Views Share541 Tweet Email4 87 Comments last_img read more

BP plus une goutte de pétrole dans le Golfe du MexiqueBP plus une goutte de pétrole dans le Golfe du Mexique

first_imgBP : plus une goutte de pétrole dans le Golfe du Mexique ?Hier, un groupe composé entre autres de militants et de pêcheurs ont manifesté devant le siège de BP à Londres en Angleterre alors que la compagnie organisait sa première assemblée générale depuis la marée noire de 2010.Un an après la marée noire survenue dans le Golfe du Mexique, l’après-midi a été houleuse hier à Londres au siège de la compagnie pétrolière BP. Des actionnaires, des artistes, des militants et des pêcheurs spécialement venus du Texas ont en effet perturbé l’assemblée générale qui se tenait dans les locaux du géant britannique. La première assemblée depuis la catastrophe du 20 avril 2010 qui a conduit à la mort de 11 personnes et au déversement de près de 4 millions de tonnes de pétrole dans le Golfe du Mexique au large des côtes américaines.À lire aussiUne ‘zone morte’ d’une superficie record se forme dans le golfe du MexiqueCe mois-ci, BP a assuré que pas une goutte ne s’était échappée de l’ancienne plateforme Deepwater Horizon depuis la réparation de la fuite du 15 juillet 2010. Par ailleurs, la compagnie a également lancé une campagne de pub, notamment dans la presse britannique, afin de renouveler ses excuses et maintenir son engagement de nettoyer le Golfe. Mais ceci n’a pas suffi à calmer la colère des militants et pêcheurs venus demander des comptes et révéler une situation beaucoup moins optimiste. Une version confirmée par certains scientifiques américains comme le rapporte Le Monde. Si la situation semble s’être bien améliorée, des chercheurs de l’Université de Georgie aux Etats-Unis ont découvert en décembre dernier une épaisse couche de pétrole couvrant le plancher océanique sur 7.000 kilomètres carrés ainsi que des organismes morts ou couverts d’une vase noire. Ainsi, Samantha Joye, membre de l’équipe de recherche avait indiqué au Guardian : “Il n’est pas insensé de dire que 50% du pétrole flotte encore dans les eaux autour du puits”.Du côté des scientifiques de la National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA) dépêchés sur les lieux par le gouvernement américain, la conclusion est moins grave. Pourtant, elle s’oppose à l’optimisme de BP et indique qu’il n’y “aucune raison de conclure que le Golfe retrouvera une situation normale avant la fin 2012”, ce alors que les scientifiques rappellent qu’on pourrait ne pas connaître certaines des conséquences de la marée noire avant plusieurs décennies, comme l’explique Le Monde. Depuis le début de l’année, les restes de la catastrophe auraient entrainé la mort et l’échouage de centaines d’animaux. Mais BP a tout de même reçu l’autorisation de reprendre le forage dès juillet prochain.Le 15 avril 2011 à 10:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Media Raheem Sterling wants £100k pay rise at Man CityMedia Raheem Sterling wants £100k pay rise at Man City

first_imgRaheem Sterling is reportedly requesting a pay rise of £100,000 a week at Manchester City before committing to a new long-term contractThe 23-year-old winger currently earns around £175,000 a week and has been locked in negotiations with City over a new deal for quite some time now.The Times claim that the reason why talks have been going on for such a long time is due to the fact that Sterling is asking to receive a similar wage to that of the Citizens’ best-paid player Kevin De Bruyne.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.But the Premier League champions are wary of breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and so, therefore, are reluctant to hand Sterling such a big pay increase.The Citizens are also worried of the image rights, bonuses and a signing-on fee that will be spread across the duration of the deal.David Silva, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson have all signed new deals at City in recent times.last_img read more

Kane believes he can eclipse Rooneys recordKane believes he can eclipse Rooneys record

first_imgHarry Kane believes it’s possible to eclipse Wayne Rooney’s record to become England’s all-time record goalscorer but admitted that is not his current focus.The former United talisman who notched in 53 goals for England tipped Kane to overtake his record after making his 120th and final appearance at international level.Kane, who has 19 goals for England, told ESPN: “It’s definitely possible but it’s still a fair bit away.“I don’t like to set my targets that far ahead in the future because a lot of things can happen.“We’ll see over the next few years how many goals I’ve got and hopefully I’m still fit and healthy and still getting picked by the manager.“It’s definitely something that’s achievable but not something I’m thinking about too much right now.”wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…Meanwhile, England manager Gareth Southgate said his side had improved since losing to Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.“I think we’ve learned with every experience that we’ve had,” he said. “We’ve added more depth to the squad in terms of some more young players emerging, more competition for places.“We’ve had a slight change of system which has also added something different, so we’ve got some flexibility in how we can play.“So we’re always improving and I think in those five matches that you’ve seen since the summer what we haven’t done is sat on our laurels and said ‘OK, we’re happy with what we did at the World Cup — that’s it for the year, we’ll look forward to the European Championship.’“We’ve wanted to keep improving and I think the players have shown that mentality as well.”last_img read more

Microsoft and Kroger put connected grocery shopping to the testMicrosoft and Kroger put connected grocery shopping to the test

first_img Internet Services Tech Industry Comment 1 Inside Amazon Go in San Francisco Share your voice The Kroger stores have a different focus from the cashierless Amazon Go locations, which are designed to let you shop without a wallet and without having to stand in checkout lines — you scan the Amazon Go app on your phone as you arrive, you pick up items while monitored by the store’s cameras and you’re charged via your Amazon account as you leave.Last summer, rumors suggested that Microsoft was in talks with Walmart to implement its own cashierless store technology.Kroger has also been looking to innovate within the grocery delivery market, with unmanned delivery pods zipping around Scottsdale, Arizona, as part of an autonomous delivery pilot program.This is not your father’s Microsoft: Satya Nadella’s shaking things up at the world’s largest software maker.Trial by shopping: In Amazon Go, no one thinks I’m stealing You can use the Kroger app to write a shopping list before you go to the store, and it’ll guide you once you get there. It works in tandem with the EDGE system to display a personalized image that’ll help you spot the item you need on the shelf.The same system helps employees find groceries for pickup orders, while ceiling-mounted cameras can spot out-of-stock items and gather valuable marketing data for Kroger, according to Bloomberg.Microsoft’s Azure system crunches all this data and offers Kroger a chance to advertise more directly to you.”Using video analytics, personalized offers and advertisements can be presented based on customer demographics,” Microsoft noted in a release.The success of these pilot stores will determine how the program expands.center_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: Kroger and Microsoft are collaborating to pilot two “connected experience stores.” Kroger Microsoft and Kroger have teamed up to offer customers a “connected store experience” that’s very different from the one offered by Amazon Go.The companies opened pilot stores that use digital shelf labeling in Monroe, Ohio, and in Redmond, Washington, near Kroger’s and Microsoft’s respective headquarters.The labeling system is known as Enhanced Display for Grocery Environment (EDGE, not to be confused with the browser), which Microsoft revealed last year, and replaces traditional paper price tags with digital displays that can be altered in real time — so no more outdated or illegible tags. It can also display promotions and nutritional information as needed. 2:32 Amazon Microsoftlast_img read more

Fire engulfs two factories in DankuniFire engulfs two factories in Dankuni

first_imgKolkata: Two factories were completed gutted in a fire that broke out at Chakundi in Dankuni on Sunday afternoon.Another factory located close to the incident spot was partly damaged. According to local residents, there is an abandoned detergent factory where the fire broke out around 12:30 pm on Sunday. When local residents saw thick black smoke billowing out of the factory, they informed police and fire brigade. But before the fire brigade could reach, the flames spread to an edible oil factory situated close to the detergent factory. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBy the time fire tenders reached, a part of a biscuit factory adjacent to the edible oil factory was also gutted. As inflammable materials were stored in the two factories, fire spread fast. Immediately, firefighters started spraying water but they were not able to locate the source of fire. According to sources, despite firefighting system were installed at the edible oil factory, it did not work while dousing the fire. Also, none could locate the water reservoir which should be there on the factory premises. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTo arrange for water, firefighters had to join hose pipes to get water from a pond locates a few hundred metres from the factory. Apart from water, firefighters also used foam. By the evening, they were able to control the fire at the detergent factory. One firefighter started having difficulty in breathing due to thick smoke. He was taken to a local hospital. It is suspected that the fire occurred at the detergent factory due to short circuit. According to sources, fire brigade officials are mulling to take stringent action against the owner of the edible oil factory for not adhering tothe fire safety regulations.last_img read more

Janelle Monáe comes out as pansexual I consider myself to be aJanelle Monáe comes out as pansexual I consider myself to be a

first_imgIn an interview with Rolling Stone, the Tightrope singer said she’s previously been in a relationship with both men and women.She said: ‘Being a queer black woman in America… someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.’Monáe said she originally identified as bisexual, ‘but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, “Oh, these are things that I identify with too.” I’m open to learning more about who I am.’Janelle Monáe: ‘Pynk like the tongue that goes down’Janelle Monáe released a song called Pynk at the start of this month.In it, she wears what looks like vagina-shaped pants and sings about what many initially called a strong bisexual anthem.She also released a song featuring Tessa Thompson called Make Me Feel.[embedded content]In Make Me Feel, Monáe sings about being interested in both a male and female love interest.While at a color-saturated club, Monáe finds herself attracted to both Thompson and a man during the night. She sings: ‘It’s like I’m powerful with a little bit of tender. An emotional, sexual bender.’Janelle Monáe is getting ready to release her third studio album, Dirty Computer at midnight tonight (27 April).But along with the album, Dirty Computer will also feature a 50-minute film (or, in the words of Monáe, an ’emotion picture’).The official synopsis describes it as ‘the story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (Monáe). Jane is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as “computers”.’Janelle Monae also recently schooled anti-gay pastor Kim Burrell and condemned Kanye West for his pro-Trump comments.H/T: Rolling StoneGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The internet wants Janelle Monáe to play Willy Wonka in new movieJanelle Monáe waves pansexual flag and rocks vagina pants at LA concertJanelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson play lovers in visual albumRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/janelle-monae-comes-out-as-pansexual-im-open-to-learning-more-about-who-i-am/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Janelle Monáe just came out as pansexual.center_img Janelle Monae. | Photo: Liliane Callegari / Flickr Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more 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 | March 22, 2013 Digital Overload of Healthcare Information and Looming Deadlines Driving New Challenges for IT Executives Independent study reveals confidence lacking in network security as infrastructure demands continue to increasecenter_img Network security issues, vital infrastructure upgrades, electronic health record (EHR) implementation and impending federal deadlines will guide priorities this year, according to an independent research study of 100 healthcare provider CIOs and senior IT executives that was commissioned by Level 3 Communications Inc. At the same time, healthcare CIOs and IT executives are less inclined to focus on mobile-enabled healthcare (mHealth) and are slow to adopt cloud computing, based on survey responses.Research highlights and IT challenges for 2013 include:56 percent were only “somewhat confident” in their ability to prevent a privacy or security breach on their network;76 percent of respondents were planning to upgrade their network infrastructure in the next two years;24 percent reported they are using cloud-based computing, much lower than other industries;Only 17 percent believe mHealth will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry;80 percent agree that EHR-based systems will improve patient care; andMore than 60 percent of respondents suggest EHR and meaningful use mandates are a “good idea” to support better quality patient care.Confidence in Security LackingThe research study found many healthcare organizations might not be prepared to deal with the scale of the security challenges headed their way, as more and more critical patient information is digitized. While 80 percent reported their organization had not experienced a security breach in the past 12 months, more than half (56 percent) of those respondents were only “somewhat confident” in their ability to prevent a security breach on their network. This indicates a strong lack of confidence for an industry that experiences a significant number of security breaches each year. In fact, a 2012 survey of 80 healthcare organizations from the Ponemon Institute found that 94 percent of the organizations had a least one data breach in the past two years, at an average cost of $2.4 million per data breach. Security concerns are also a critical component of EHR implementations. Seventy-seven percent of respondents cited security breaches as either a major or moderate EHR implementation issue. The second top-rated concern with EHRs was patient safety, followed by privacy issues. Security breaches and patients’ privacy issues were slightly more likely to be of “major concern” among large organizations, due to the sheer volume of patient information at risk. Lower on the list of EHR implementation concerns was penalty costs — 35 percent said security and compliance-related penalties were of little to no concern. “Patient privacy and the security of health records are weighing on the minds of healthcare CIOs,” said Karl Strohmeyer, group vice president of Level 3 Communications. “The ‘Future of Healthcare IT’ study reinforces that there is no room to take chances when patients’ privacy is at risk — ensuring the confidentiality of patient data should be a top priority. As more and more healthcare-related information is digitized and shared remotely, the need for secure networks and services to protect this data will continue to grow.”Slow to Adopt Cloud ComputingAlthough many respondents recognized that cloud computing can offer cost savings and capacity benefits, just 24 percent reported they are using cloud-based computing, which is a relatively low uptake compared to other industries.Little Traction For mHealthAn even smaller percentage — 17 percent — believes mobile-enabled healthcare will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, suggesting the healthcare IT industry may not yet be fully primed for a widespread move to mHealth technology and applications.Telehealth Care Still Growing TrendThe survey results showed that telehealth is a growing trend, with two-thirds (67 percent) of organizations indicating they currently have telehealth capabilities. The driving factor behind telehealth is patient care. Respondents believe these capabilities will offer both providers and patients better access to EHRs and, as a result, improve patient care.Additionally, more than one-third (37 percent) of respondents believe interconnectivity of healthcare facilities will have the greatest impact on the healthcare industry, and another quarter (27 percent) believes EHRs themselves will have the greatest impact.Constant Infrastructure Upgrades In the WorksThe study also showed that network infrastructure demands will continue to grow as healthcare organizations try to prepare for increased interconnectivity of healthcare facilities, security demands and other healthcare-related technology advancements. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of respondents are planning to upgrade their network infrastructure in the next two years, driven by implementation of EHRs, interconnectivity between providers and facilities, and medical imaging demands. “The expansion of network infrastructure that we anticipate will allow healthcare organizations to store massive amounts of patient information securely,” said Strohmeyer. “Providers can access digitized information from any location in real time, ultimately resulting in substantial efficiencies in patient care. Interconnectivity and network security are essential to meeting the growing demands of the digital healthcare world.”“EHR Deadline is Feasible”The research also revealed that, despite feeling pressure to implement EHRs to meet new federal regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), most healthcare CIOs and senior executives support the efforts and believe ACA timeframes are feasible. More than 60 percent of respondents suggest EHR and meaningful use mandates are a “good idea,” due primarily to the fact that EHRs are expected to support better quality patient care with increased access to medical records and information by providers. In addition, 79 percent believe the 2015 EHR deadline is feasible.Study Methodology & DemographicsLevel 3 commissioned Corona Insights to conduct the “Future of Healthcare IT” study in November 2012. The 100-person respondent base was comprised of CIOs and other C-level and senior IT executives who are employed by hospitals, medical centers and physicians’ offices. The size of the organizations managed by these CIOs and executives range in revenues from $10 million to $1 billion.For more information: http://www.level3.com/en/solutions/industry/healthcare/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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first_img March 21, 2014 489 Views in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination Fannie Mae Forecast GDP Housing Starts Refinance 2014-03-21 Krista Franks Brock Following a slowdown in activity over the previous two quarters, Fannie Mae’sEconomic & Strategic Research Group expects economic activity to pick up in the second quarter of this year, bolstered by increases in the housing sector, consumer spending, and business investment.Fannie Mae expects economic growth in the first quarter to come in around 2.0 percent, but thereafter, the economy should pick up. Economic growth for the year is expected at 2.7 percent, according to Fannie Mae.The housing market is expected to show a relatively strong performance, according to Fannie Mae’s chief economist, Doug Duncan, with housing starts increasing almost 20 percent to 1.1 million over the year.As foreclosure inventory declines, new home sales will pick up, Duncan said.Overall, “we continue to anticipate that the rise in house prices and mortgage rates will take a toll on home sales and homebuilding activity this year, although some modest gains are expected overall,” Duncan said.Fannie Mae anticipates a continued rise in mortgage rates over the year, with the 30-year fixed-rate ending the year at 4.6 percent.The median price for a new home in the first quarter should come to about $281,000, according to Fannie Mae’s outlook, while the median price for an existing home will be about $191,000.Mortgage originations will pick up in the second and third quarters of this year and then dip again in the fourth quarter, while the refinance share of the originations market will decline over the first three quarters of this year and end the year at about 36 percent, according to Fannie Mae.Rising home prices are increasing household wealth, although consumers are “still rebuilding their wealth following the crisis and perhaps taking on a more conservative consumption pattern,” according to Duncan.On the other hand, “[f]iscal and monetary policy jitters appear to have waned and the most recent employment numbers came in at reasonable levels,” he stated.center_img Share Sunny Days Ahead for Growth?last_img read more

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