Commission Issues Ceasetrade Order Against Black River Company

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission has issued a temporary cease trade order against The Cape Breton West Wind Field Inc. The company, a Nova Scotia Community Economic Development Corporation, violated Nova Scotia securities laws by not filing continuous disclosure documents. The director of corporate finance has ordered all people and companies to stop trading The Cape Breton Wind Field Inc. securities. The company has until June 18 to file all documents to avoid a permanent cease-trade order. To view the order, visit the Enforcement Section under the What’s New page at The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. -30-last_img read more

2 held in Dabholkar murder case sent to CBI custody till Jun

first_imgPune: A lawyer and a right-wing activist arrested for allegedly helping in destruction of evidence in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case were sent to CBI custody till June 1 by a Pune court on Sunday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested lawyer Sanjeev Punalekar and Vikram Bhave, a member of the Sanatan Sanstha, in Mumbai on Saturday. They were produced before the Pune-based court of Additional Sessions Judge S N Sonawane, who remanded them to the agency’s custody till June 1 after hearing the arguments of the prosecution and the defence. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Dabholkar, an anti-superstition activist, was shot dead while he was out on morning walk in Pune on August 20, 2013. A preliminary probe has revealed that Punalekar and Bhave had links with the two alleged killers of Dabholkar and had also helped in destruction of evidence, apart from providing other assistance. The CBI told the court on Sunday that Punalekar had allegedly asked Sharad Kalaskar, one of the shooters arrested in the case, to destroy the weapons used in the killing of Dabholkar and journalist Gauri Lankesh. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations It also said Bhave had allegedly assisted the shooters and conducted a reconnaissance of the spot, where Dabholkar was shot at. Bhave, a convict in the 2008 Gadkari Rangayatan blast case, was out on bail. After his release on bail, he had penned a book in Marathi, titled “Malegaon Sphotamagil Adrushya Haat” (The invisible hand behind the Malegaon blast). It is suspected that it was Bhave who had identified Dabholkar to the shooters, a CBI official said on Saturday. So far, six people, including Sanatan Sanstha member and ENT surgeon Virendrasinh Tawde, Sachin Andure and Kalaskar, have been arrested by the CBI in the case. The central agency had earlier claimed that Tawde was the “mastermind” of the conspiracy to kill Dabholkar and veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and rationalist Govind Pansare. Pansare was killed in Kolhapur, Maharashtra in February, 2015. The CBI had claimed that Andure and Kalaskar had shot Dabholkar dead. The agency has also arrested Rajesh Bangera, Amol Kale and Amit Digvekar in connection with the alleged conspiracy. Bangera and Kale are also accused in the Gauri Lankesh murder case. Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017.last_img read more

North Korean missile test has some KoreanCanadians worried some unfazed

first_imgTORONTO – North Korea’s latest missile test has sparked mixed emotions among Canada’s Korean community, with some expressing alarm at what they deem an escalation of the country’s military efforts while others remain unfazed.Lisa Pak, who lives in west Toronto, said this week’s test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile — North Korea’s first — has left her on edge.“They may be tremors before an explosion,” said Pak, who is helping lead an effort to free a Mississauga, Ont. pastor detained in North Korea.“At one point, it might not just be threats.”The test, which took place Tuesday as the United States celebrated Independence Day, marked a major step forward in North Korea’s plan to develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching any location in the U.S.It has drawn the censure of both American and Canadian officials, who have called it a threat to international peace and security, and led both the U.S. and South Korea to stage ballistic missile firing drills in response.Still, some Korean-Canadians say they aren’t rattled by North Korea’s recent show of force, which they consider business as usual.Haeyeon Joo, 27, said she has become “desensitized” after years of missile tests.“North Korea has been doing missile tests for years,” said Yoo, who immigrated to Toronto from South Korea in 1999 and now lives in New York City.“It’s not new, sadly. It’s just that this time they were successful.”Choo Yosep, a 30-year-old Toronto-born realtor who visits relatives back home every so often, echoed that sentiment, suggesting the threat posed by this week’s test has been overblown.“Yes, [North Korea] has had their first long-range missile test, but there’s still a lot of engineering and science that they have to get through to execute what I would consider to be a serious threat,” Yosep said.“My parents are in regular contact with family back home. They are not panicking.”Pak said she fears tensions will continue to rise as long as the North Korean regime feels its power is being threatened.“How do we change the rhetoric so that North Korea doesn’t feel like they need to have nuclear weapons to survive? I think that is very much their thinking pattern, and we can’t change that,” Pak said.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has said Canada will continue its international efforts to resolve the rapid growth of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.— With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

Drivers expected to see delays as Site C work continues

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is advising drivers that they can expect some traffic delays as part of the ongoing work for the Site C Dam Project.Currently, Hydro is moving large penstock segments from a manufacturing facility in Fort St. John to the Dam.According to B.C. Hydro, due to the size of the penstocks, there will be minor traffic delays along Old Fort Road as the equipment is moved on oversized trucks. The moving of equipment will be taking place now until June 2021.Another delay that drivers can expect is a short detour on Old Fort Road.As B.C. Hydro constructs a conveyor belt system, a section of Old Fort Road will need to be dug up as they lay the system under the road.This will be taking place at Old Fort Road and Shaman Industrial Way and is expected to last until the end of June.For more information, you can visit read more

Main Canadian stock index advances modestly, loonie strengthens

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is up moderately with some of the lift coming from the metals and mining sector.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.09 points at 16,267.89 after 90 minutes of trading, with Avalon Advanced Materials showing renewed strength after coming off a 52-week high set last week.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 293.80 points at 26,013.48. The S&P 500 index was up 34.71 points at 2,878.43, while the Nasdaq composite was up 127.49 at 7,743.75.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.30 cents US, up from an average of 74.75 cents US on Thursday.The July crude contract was up 75 cents at US$53.34 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up a cent at $2.33 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $7.70 at US$1,350.40 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 2.3 cents at US$2.63 a pound. Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press read more

Men falsely accused of rape are victims too says wronglycharged student as

A student who was wrongly charged with rape has said men falsely accused of a sexual offence are also victims as he welcomed the move to force complainants to hand over their phones for disclosure purposes in such cases. Liam Allan , then 22, went on trial in December 2017 facing 12 counts of rape and sexual assault. He had spent two years on bail and endured three days of trial before the case collapsed as it emerged his supposed victim had been pestering him for “casual sex”. Now, he says while it was “completely understandable” that rape complainants might not wish to hand over data, he insists that the move is “a good step as long as it’s not trawling through unnecessary information”.”I was innocent,” Mr Allan told the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “I was asked to give over my phone. Does that mean I lose all my rights to privacy because I was accused?”But I’m innocent. I am now a victim because someone has made a horrible accusation.”He added that he was comfortable that the police may find things that will assist the prosecution, and they may find things that may help the defence when analysing a mobile phone.  “The police are really saying ‘If you don’t let us do this, the CPS won’t prosecute’,” she said.”It is a real concern that people will be put off making a complaint in the first place if it’s widely thought they are going to have to hand over lots of personal data – everyone lives on their phones, particularly teenagers.”In the lead-up to trials, police and prosecutors are required to hand over relevant material that can undermine the prosecution case or assist the defence. Max Hill QCCredit:The Telegraph/Rii Schroer Liam Allan, whose trial for rape collapsed when it emerged texts had not been disclosed, says “it’s not like we should be treated exactly the same” but alleged rapists and victims “deserve the same rights until the point of conviction #r4today— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) April 29, 2019 Police and prosecutors say the forms are an attempt to plug a gap in the law, which cannot force complainants or witnesses to disclose their phones, laptops, tablets and smart watches.The regime came under sharp focus from the end of 2017 after a string of defendants – including Mr Allan – had charges of rape and serious sexual assault against them dropped when critical material emerged as they went on trial.Mr Allan said that in his case he “did not even think to ask” for details of the complainant’s phone contacts with friends around the time of the alleged assault. In rape and sexual assault cases, prosecutors also now use disclosure protocols previously used in terror trials. “It has to work both ways – the ideology of it all. We deserve the same rights until the point of conviction,” Mr Allan said.Rape victims are being told they must hand over their mobile phones to police or risk prosecutions against their attackers not going ahead.Consent forms, which ask permission to access messages, photographs, emails and social media accounts, have been rolled out across the 43 forces in England and Wales.The move is part of the response to the disclosure scandal, which rocked confidence in the criminal justice system when a string of rape and serious sexual assault cases collapsed after crucial evidence emerged at the last minute. Police and prosecutors have sought to reassure victims of crime that only material relevant to a potential prosecution will be harvested, but the forms state even information of a separate criminal offence “may be retained and investigated”.They also state: “If you do not provide consent for the police to access data from your device you will be given the opportunity to explain why.”If you refuse permission for the police to investigate, or for the prosecution to disclose material which would enable the defendant to have a fair trial then it may not be possible for the investigation or prosecution to continue.”But privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has dubbed the measures “digital strip searches” and said “treating rape victims like suspects” could deter people from reporting crimes.Griff Ferris, legal and policy officer at Big Brother Watch, said urgent reform is needed so victims do not “have to choose between their privacy and justice”.”The CPS is insisting on digital strip searches of victims that are unnecessary and violate their rights,” he said.Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird said the forms are just part of the problem as police and prosecutors look to harvest third-party material, such as school records and medical notes. The digital consent forms can be used for complainants in any criminal investigations but are most likely to be used in rape and sexual assault cases, where complainants often know the suspect.The forms state: “Mobile phones and other digital devices such as laptop computers, tablets and smart watches can provide important relevant information and help us investigate what happened.”This may include the police looking at messages, photographs, emails and social media accounts stored on your device.”We recognise that only the reasonable lines of inquiry should be pursued to avoid unnecessary intrusion into the personal lives of individuals.”The reactionScotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner Nicholas Ephgrave said he recognised the “inconvenient” and “awkward” nature of handing devices to police and admitted: “I wouldn’t relish that myself.”He added: “People who have been victimised and subjected to serious sexual assaults, for example, that’s an awful thing to happen to them and you don’t wish to make it worse by making their lives really difficult.”But to pursue the offender, the way the law is constructed, we do have these obligations, so we have to find a way of getting that information with a) as much consent as we can, which is informative, and b) with the minimum of disruption and irritation and embarrassment to the person whose phone it is that we’re dealing with.” “That was some of the valuable evidence,” he said. “If we have to ask for these things, not knowing how the process works, they we are at a disadvantage and it’s not a fair trial.”The consent form is a good step, as long as it’s carried out in the right way, as long as it’s not trawling through unnecessary information.”The consent forms: how they workDirector of Public Prosecutions Max Hill said digital devices will only be looked at when they form a “reasonable line of inquiry” and only “relevant” material will go before a court if it meets “hard and fast” rules.”If there’s material on a device, let’s say a mobile phone, which forms a reasonable line of inquiry, but doesn’t undermine the prosecution case and doesn’t support any known defence case, then it won’t be disclosed,” he said.In 2017, the CPS launched a review of every live rape and serious sexual assault prosecution in England and Wales and, along with police, has implemented an improvement plan to try to fix failings in the system.Some 93,000 officers have undertaken training, while police hope artificial intelligence technology can help trawl through the massive amounts of data stored on phones and other devices. 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Crises cardiaques elles seraient plus graves le matin

first_imgCrises cardiaques : elles seraient plus graves le matin Des scientifiques espagnols ont constaté que les infarctus qui ont lieu le matin sont plus graves que les autres.Selon une recherche publiée dans la revue Heart Journal par des chercheurs madrilènes, un infarctus matinal risque d’être plus grave qu’un infarctus du soir. L’explication tiendrait au fait que l’horloge biologique intervient dans le processus de vascularisation et de régulation du rythme cardiaque. Ainsi, l’impact d’une attaque cardiaque n’est pas le même en fonction de la période à laquelle elle se produit. Grâce à ces résultats, les chercheurs espèrent aider à augmenter l’efficacité des traitements.  Pour mesurer l’importance des tissus lésés par l’arrêt de la vascularisation, les chercheurs ont relevé les taux d’une enzyme dans la circulation sanguine de 811 patients ayant subi une attaque. Les patient qui se sont avérés particulièrement affectés par leur crise cardiaque (ils présentaient une grande quantité de tissus détruits) étaient ceux qui avaient été victimes de leur infarctus entre six heures du matin midi. Ils présentaient un taux d’enzymes de 21% plus élevé que ceux qui avaient été touchés entre 18h et minuit.   Le 1 mai 2011 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Kazuo Okada files lawsuit against Manila IR operator seeking reinstatement

first_imgOusted Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada has filed a lawsuit against Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) – the casino arm of Universal Entertainment Corp and operator of Philippines integrated resort Okada Manila – in an effort to be reinstated as the company’s Chairman.Okada was kicked off the boards of both TRLEI and Universal last year after Universal said it had uncovered three cases of alleged fraud by its founder against the company dating back to 2014 and 2015. He recently said in an exclusive interview that will appear in the upcoming October edition of Inside Asian Gaming that, “I plan to get back my company. I need to clear my name and prove I have done nothing wrong.” Load More Okada Manila numbers soar in July, more hotel rooms set to open According to Japan’s Kyodo News agency, that process has now begun with Okada reportedly having filed a suit against TRLEI at the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court last Wednesday seeking to have his dumping from the board last year declared null and void. He is also seeking reinstatement as shareholder, director, Chairman and CEO, Kyodo said.The suit comes at a bad time for TRLEI, which is said to be deep in discussions to complete a backdoor entry to the Philippine Stock Exchange. The Inquirer is reporting that TRLEI is planning to take over investment holding firm Asiabest Group International (ABG) and that negotiations have reached an “advanced stage.”The move is seen as a key step in raising fresh capital for Okada Manila, which held its soft opening in October 2016 but has yet to hold its grand opening due to a number of hotel rooms and other facilities still being finalized. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Okada Manila ramp drives Universal to higher sales, narrowed loss in 2Q19last_img read more

Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case coming soon to latest iPhones

first_img See It CES Products $999 $999 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it 0 Sprint Tags 85 Photos The Juice Pack Access will come in multiple color options. Mophie Mophie will soon have a new battery case for the latest iPhones. The Juice Pack Access is set to ship before the end of March and has a built-in battery, wireless charging capabilities and is cut out at the bottom so you can use the Lighting port to plug the Lightning EarPods — or any other Lightning headphones. At $120, it definitely qualifies as a premium battery case. (No word on international pricing but we’ll add it as soon as we get it). The new design seems like a nice step forward for Mophie battery cases. It’s also worth noting that while you can charge both your case and phone by laying them on a Qi-enabled wireless charging pad, you can also charge the case via USB-C. A cable is included. mophie-juice-pack-access-portsEnlarge ImagePlug in those EarPods. Mophie Mophie Juice Pack Access key features Full access to Lightning portPriority+ charging will pass wireless and wired power to the iPhone firstEquipped with a built-in wireless receiver and transmitterCan charge your phone with any Qi-enabled wireless charger, including Mophie’s Charge Stream products USB-C input for wired chargingUsers may also charge the iPhone via the Lightning inputReduced height profile with dimensions more like a traditional case2,200-mAh battery for XS Max version Available during Q1 2019 for $120Comes in a variety of colors, including black, stone, gold, and dark red for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone X and XS, and black, blue, and red for the iPhone XR See It $999 $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Post a comment Boost Mobile Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice See It CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Apple iPhone XS Best Buy Mobile Accessories CES 2019last_img read more

Comments about whiteness prompt controversy at Sparrow Women conference

first_img Share This! Share This! By: Nicola A. Menzie TagsEkemini Uwan homepage featured Michael Emerson racial reconciliation Sparrow Conference white supremacy whiteness,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Nicola A. Menzie Catholicism By: Nicola A. Menzie Nicola A. Menzie,Load Comments,‘Only God can do that’: How Nebraskans are reconciling faith and flooding News Share This! By: Nicola A. Menzie We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Photos of the Week As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — A Christian organization whose mission is to equip women to be peacemakers has been accused of trying to erase comments by a black Christian speaker about white supremacy.During an onstage interview, Ekemini Uwan, a Nigerian-American public theologian, told an audience at the recent Sparrow Conference for Women in Dallas that their concept of race was incompatible with the Bible.In response, several women walked out.Uwan said organizers tried to downplay any sign of her presence at the conference.While the Sparrow Women social media accounts published photos, excerpts and highlights from several conference speakers, no images or quotes from Uwan’s comments appeared on its feeds. A video of the interview that had been published to YouTube of her remarks was removed for copyright violation.Uwan told RNS that she had to hire an attorney to force Sparrow Women to send her photos and video of her interview.On Friday, Sparrow Women apologized for “content shared during the testimonial interview at the 2019 Sparrow Conference,” held March 29-30 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas.”We publicly apologize to both Ekemini Uwan and the conference participants for not handling such a complex subject with more care and therefore putting everyone involved in such a difficult place,” the statement reads. “That is not the heart or mission of Sparrow Women and we take responsibility for what happened. We want to be peacemakers and see gospel reconciliation and we fell short of our goal here. We will learn from this and are praying for healing and peace for everyone that participated in this year’s conference and those that have been affected by this.”When asked for more details about why they apologized, leaders at Sparrow declined to elaborate.“Thank you for reaching out, at this time we are unable to say anything beyond our statement,” Director of Operations Kristen Rabalais said in an email in response to a request for further comment.Uwan, a co-host of the popular “Truth’s Table” podcast, dismissed the apology as a “PR cleanup job.” Uwan and two other Christian black women who host “Truth’s Table” routinely address white supremacy, racial justice and other related issues.Uwan said that Sparrow’s founder, Rachel Joy, told her she was a fan of the podcast, so Joy should have known what to expect during her talk.“If you listen to ‘Truth’s Table,’ my interview was standard ‘Truth’s Table.’ There was nothing there that was like completely new, or mind-boggling,” Uwan said.Sparrow Women started more than seven years ago as a church home group and attracted women who were “African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, and from different socio-economic backgrounds,” according to the organization’s website.The organization described the recent conference as “a catalytic event for over 1,500 women” to learn about racial division and social justice.Uwan, a Westminster Theological Seminary alumna, was interviewed at the conference by Elizabeth Woodson, Sparrow Women’s resources coordinator.“Race is not a category in the Bible. It did not exist because it is not something that will be redeemed — it was meant to hold and hoard power,” Uwan told Woodson, according to a transcript of the interview provided by conference attendee Carmen J. Caccavale.“Because we have to understand something — whiteness is wicked,” Uwan said. “It is wicked. It’s rooted in violence, it’s rooted in theft, it’s rooted in plunder, it’s rooted in power, in privilege.”She told the audience they should give up whiteness and “recover” the ethnic identities “your ancestors deliberately discarded.” Rather than thinking of themselves as white, they should try to rediscover their immigrant cultural ancestry: “Are you Italian, are you Irish, are you Polish, are you Turkish?”“Celebrate that,” she said.Uwan, who said she saw about 10 women walk out during the discussion, mentioned the term “whiteness” more than two dozen times throughout the 30-minute talk.Sarah Humphries, a 30-year-old white woman from Denton, Texas, attended the Sparrow Conference for the first time, specifically to hear from Uwan and another black speaker, Jackie Hill Perry.In a phone interview, Humphries said audience members near her seemed upset by Uwan’s remarks — especially when she said the word “whiteness.”“I was really surprised at how angry the people in front of me and the people from my left were during Ekemini’s conversation,” Humphries said.In an essay at The Witness, freelance writer Deedee Roe said that most conference attendees were white and that they were “angry and uncomfortable” during Uwan’s interview. She said that after Uwan told audience members to “divest from whiteness,” people began to leave.“That’s when I saw the first group of white woman walk out,” wrote Roe.Michael O. Emerson, who is a sociologist and provost at North Park University in Chicago and author of “Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America,” said that it’s often difficult to discuss “whiteness,” especially in church circles. He said whiteness was “invisible” to white people and that it is often “cloaked in simply being American.”“Whiteness is talking about a system,” he said. “It’s not just people, but a system of dominance that happened since the U.S. was founded, and even before that.”Humphries, the 30-year-old white woman who attended the conference, was sitting left of center stage and said she saw “at least five to 10” women walk out during Uwan’s interview.Humphries admitted that her “old self” might have identified with some of their negative reactions before she learned more about racism.“We really need the Lord to do a big work, because we are completely missing it on the whole as white people, just in a general sense,” she said. “There is not enough desire on our behalf to pursue this as a group, like as white people. There’s not enough people who are wanting to engage with the sinfulness in our hearts that has led to all of this racial discrimination and violence and harm.”When asked why he thinks white Christians have been so slow to catch up to Christians of color on confronting race, Emerson suggested that it was intentional.“They either choose to ignore the damage done by race, or they know about it, but the benefits that come from whiteness are simply too great that they’re not willing to make the necessary changes,” he said.Uwan took to social media to share her concerns. She said she felt as if Sparrow Women was trying to erase her presence at the conference.“I’m just telling the truth, which in and of itself is controversial,” she said.(This story has been updated.) Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

GE announces 500 GB holographic disc writer that runs at BlueRay speed

first_imgA prototype holographic drive system designed by GE researchers in the Applied Optics Lab at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. Citation: GE announces 500 GB holographic disc writer that runs at Blue-Ray speed (2011, July 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — GE’s technology research group has announced the development of an optical disc writer capable of writing 500 GB of data onto a disc the same physical size as a DVD, at roughly the same speed as Blue Ray technology. This comes two years after announcing the holographic technology that was used to first imprint the discs with 25 times as much data as a Blue Ray Disc can hold. Explore further By making an announcement about an advancement in what most see as a dying technology, GE is taking somewhat of a risk, but Peter Lorraine, Manager at GE Global Research, who will be presenting today at the IEEE’s Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory & Optical Data Storage meeting is expected to pooh-pooh such notions and instead explain how the new technology could be used for long term storage for data, that the company says, will last for a hundred years (presumably if stored in ideal conditions).The technology works by initially stamping millions of tiny holographic images into a polycarbonate (a type of thermoplastic polymer) material, then a laser (which uses the same wavelength as Blue Ray technology) is used to erase parts of the holograms to encode data. Write speeds are 4-5 megabytes per second, which is on a par with Blue Ray (4.5 Mbytes/s). With this process the entire surface of the disc can be used, rather than just the four layers on the surface of the disc that Blue Ray is able to use, which is why it can hold so much more.And while critics point out that at such a rate it would take something like a whole day to fill the disc, GE counters by saying that since its primary purpose would be for archival storage, creating specialized writers that use multiple heads could very well be an option; and If such multiple read/write head drives could be created, it seems plausible to believe that such discs would be capable of carrying not just HD/3-D movies, but something even better, such as movies in a super HD (holographic?) format that hasn’t even been discovered yet.GE also points out that because the new writer uses the same wavelength as Blue Ray, its conceivable drives could be made for the new technology that would be backwards compatible, minimizing risk for both developers and end users. The company is expected to begin building arrangements with interested parties to license the new technology in just the new few months, so actual products appearing on the market can’t be too far off. More information: Press release © 2010 General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc 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

End of life dreams common and comforting Study

first_imgEnd-of-life dreams and visions (ELDVs) are an intrinsic and comforting part of the dying process, new research has found.“These dreams and visions may improve quality of life and should be treated accordingly,” says James Donnelly, associate professor of counselling and human services at Canisius College in New York.The 66 patients in the study were receiving end-of-life care at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga, New York. Donnelly and his colleagues interviewed the patients daily about the content, frequency and comfort level of their ELDVs. The researchers found that “the most common dreams and visions were of deceased relatives or friends.” Dreams and visions about the deceased were “significantly more comforting” to patients than other kinds of ELDVs, and became more frequent as the person approached death. “This study demonstrates that ELDVs are commonly experienced and characterised by a consistent pattern of realism and emotional significance,” Donnelly said.The study noted that some medical professionals tend to discount pre-death dreams and visions. “If they are seen as delusions or hallucinations, they are treated as problems to be controlled,” Donnelly pointed out. But there is an important distinction between ELDVs and delirium. “During a delirium state, the person has lost their connection to reality and ability to communicate rationally. Delirium is distressing and dangerous, and must be treated medically,” the study said.“In contrast, our study shows that ELDVs are typically comforting, realistic and often very meaningful, highlighting a critical difference,” the researchers noted.The study appeared in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.last_img read more

VIDEO Patrick Beverley put Lonzo Ball on the floor to send a

first_imgNewly acquired Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was never on the Lonzo Ball and LaVar Ball hype train, and made comments before the season that he was going to eat Lonzo alive when they finally met.The NBA All-Defensive 1st teamer was true to his word, and helped ruin Ball’s NBA debut by teaching him an NBA life lesson.Beverley physically overwhelmed Lonzo all-night, and sent an early message in the first quarter by taking him down with a hard foul in the back court and raising his hand. He immediately got back in Lonzo’s face and forced a turnover on the ensuing inbound.This was like watching a teenager get whooped by his uncle in the backyard. Ball finished the night with an unimpressive 3 points on 1 of 6 shooting. He did have 4 assists and 9 rebounds. Advertisement This physical bullying by Beverly set the tone.center_img After the game, Beverley talked about beating up Lonzo, and said he better be ready every night, because there’s a line of NBA players out the door that want a piece of him.last_img read more

Hawaii becomes 12th US state to ban conversion therapy for minors

first_imgHawaii just became the 12th US state to ban LGBTI conversion therapy for minors. Honolulu Pride 2012. | Photo: Daniel Ramirez / Flickr ‘By passing this legislation, Hawaiian legislators are clearly demonstrating a passion for action to care for LGBTQ youth,’ said Sam Briton, a non-binary survivor of conversion therapy who works as head of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project.‘Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that I and nearly 700,000 LGBTQ people have survived. We are so grateful to Hawaii for protecting our youth from its trauma,’ they continued.In a viral opinion piece by Gay Star News, we explore the harsh reality for people who are often forced into these situations.Doctors tortured and starved Raymond Buys and even forced him to eat his own feces. Severely malnourished, dehydrated, with wounds all over his body, he lay in intensive care for four weeks until he died.Reports out of Ecuador also reveal illegal gay cure therapies force feed, beat, electroshock and rape LGBTI patients.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The Hawaii State Senate passed a bill on 10 April banning any attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTI youth.And then on Friday (27 April), lawmakers in Hawaii cleared the way for SB 270 to be sent on to Democratic Governor David Ige, who is expected to sign the bill into law.Chair of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party Michael Golojuch said: ‘This has been a priority of the caucus for years,’ according to Hawaii News Now.‘[It] ensures that LGBTQ youth will not be tortured by mental health professionals,’ he said.The full list of US states include: New Jersey, California, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Nevada, Washington and Maryland.Gay cure therapy: A realityConversion therapy is a reality for some LGBTI people, especially youth.Every mainstream health and psychological group in the world condemn the harmful practice. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBTI ‘conversion therapy’ is quickly being phased out of the United StatesMaryland officially bans conversion therapy for LGBTI minorsNew Hampshire approves bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youthRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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