Chiefs pledge to publish salaries

first_img(Grand Chief Doug Kelly proposed motion to publish chief salaries. APTN/Photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Chiefs from across the country have committed to publishing their salaries.Chiefs who were gathered for an Assembly of First Nations meeting in Gatineau, Que., passed a resolution that would require them to make the salaries of reserve politicians public.The resolution, adopted by consensus, comes on the heels of a campaign launched by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) over the levels of reserve politician salaries.“This is not about responding to the CTF, but changing the nature of public debate,” said Grand Chief Doug Kelly, attending as a proxy for Soowahli First Nation in British Columbia, who proposed the resolution. “What is at issue is the inadequacy of government investment.”The resolution, however, also blasted a Conservative MP’s bill to force reserve politicians to publish their salaries.The resolution said the bill was “unnecessary” and “heavy-handed.”The AFN also released an analysis that the organization said blew holes into the CTF’s campaign against reserve politicians.The AFN said the organization had manipulated the numbers to make First Nations leaders look bad.last_img read more

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Have you seen Lorna Blacksmith

first_imgAPTN National NewsA young Aboriginal woman from Winnipeg has gone missing.Now police are asking for public assistance in locating her.Lorna Lynn Blacksmith, 18, was last seen leaving the Marlborough Hotel in downtown Winnipeg on Jan. 12.She was wearing a red jacket, a white hoodie, black pants and white boots.She’s described as 5’4 with blond hair and hazel eyes.Anyone with information is asked to call Winnipeg police or crime stoppers.last_img

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Several cannabis retail applications clear first hurdles in Northeast BC ahead of

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A number of applications to set up cannabis retail operations have passed their first test and are now in front of several Peace Region municipal governments ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis across Canada on Wednesday.As of midnight tonight, all Canadians will officially be allowed to possess and consume cannabis, making this country the second country after Uruguay to legalize sales of cannabis. Citizens of Georgia and South Africa are allowed to cultivate and consume cannabis for personal use after several court rulings, though sales are not allowed.B.C. residents will be able to purchase cannabis online through the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch at, which also operates B.C. Liquor Stores. However, the only legal cannabis retail store that will be operating on Wednesday is the B.C. Cannabis Store location in Kamloops. In Fort St. John, City Council passed a bylaw this summer approving private cannabis retail operations inside the City’s downtown core area, while other similar bylaws have been or are in the process of being enacted in other Peace Region municipalities.Other communities in Northeast B.C. have also already received applications from aspiring entrepreneurs looking to set up a private cannabis retail operation.Anyone looking to set up a cannabis retail location must first submit the application with the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, which checks to ensure the applicant has no ties to organized crime and meets other criteria. After clearing that first hurdle, applications are forwarded to local governments, who then decide whether they approve of the application.The B.C. Government said that 173 applications for cannabis retail operations have been received, with 62 having been forwarded to local governments.Of those, the City of Dawson Creek has received two applications from the LCRB, while Tumbler Ridge has one application. Chetwynd and the Northern Rockies have both not yet received any applications, while officials with the municipalities of Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, and Pouce Coupe were not able to comment.The District of Taylor is not currently allowing cannabis retail operations.last_img read more

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Education grads honoured among Canadas most outstanding principals

Jay Wolkoff (BEd ’98) and Blaine MacDougall (MEd ’89) are making a difference in the lives of young learners — and the country is taking notice.The Brock University Faculty of Education graduates were recently honoured among those named Canada’s Outstanding Principals and praised for their efforts in their respective schools.The pair were among 30 principals across the country celebrated during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony in Toronto. Presented by The Learning Partnership, the awards are the largest program recognizing principals in Canada’s publicly funded schools.Wolkoff and MacDougall were each taken aback by the recognition from their communities and colleagues.Jay Wolkoff (BEd ’98), centre, at the Canada’s Outstanding Principals award ceremony with Debra D. Kerby, President and CEO of The Learning Partnership, and Steven Wolff, Chair of The Learning Partnership’s Board and Chief Executive Officer at CIBC Mellon. (Photo courtesy of The Learning Partnership)“It was very humbling,” MacDougall, principal of Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary School Niagara Falls, said of receiving the honour. “I look at colleagues in my school board and I know many of them are doing great things. I just happen to be fortunate, I guess.”Throughout his 20-year career as a principal, MacDougall has championed the use of data to improve student outcomes. He has led the creation of individual student data profiles, which include information that helps teachers understand the particular learning needs of each student, and built partnerships with local high schools to help students and families better understand future pathways. With seven years as principal and more than 20 years in the education field under his belt, Wolkoff has focused on improving academic results and building a sense of pride in school.As principal of E.J. Sand Public School in Thornhill, he promotes professional development for staff to deepen the understanding of teachers working with English Language Learners and other students who need additional supports. He encourages and welcomes parents and the community to become partners in their child’s learning, and has helped to create a dedicated makerspace in the school’s library, one of many initiatives to nurture collaborative problem-solving and encourage the development of global competencies.Wolkoff received his undergraduate degree at York University before coming to Brock to complete a Bachelor of Education. He pursued a teaching career to make a difference in the lives of students and to the help them reach their full potential.“I loved my time at Brock,” he said. “At the time, Brock was one of two schools focusing in on special education. That was a real draw for me.”He also appreciated the balance of theory and practice the program offered and the focus on techniques teacher candidates could use in the classroom.“It wasn’t about preparing us for the practicum, it was about preparing us for a career in this field of teaching.”MacDougall also cherished his time at the University, where he felt he found his fit. He graduated from the teacher education program at Queen’s University before pursuing a Master of Education at Brock.His sisters, who also attended Brock and are both teachers, encouraged him to pursue a career in teaching.“I wanted to make a difference in the lives of our youth and challenge them to help us create a better world that we’re living in,” he explained.As a principal, he creates opportunities for teachers and students to develop their own leadership skills. MacDougall believes clubs and teams at the school are opportunities for children to become leaders at a young age, allowing them to work on being good communicators, problem-solvers and creative thinkers.“It’s a safe place where they can make mistakes and fail. And failure is OK as long as we recognize and learn from it.”At the awards ceremony, and a related four-day executive leadership training program for the winners, Wolkoff and MacDougall were able to connect with principals from across the country.“When we have the opportunity to get together and learn from not just our immediate support group but also from people across Canada and to hear different ideas, that really helps to move your vision forward,” said Wolkoff.“We talked about what we needed as educators and as leaders. It was really interesting to be part of such a rich learning experience,” he said of the training sessions, which touched on topics such as change management, brain development, and mental health and well-being.  For the past 15 years, the nationally-recognized Canada’s Outstanding Principals award and executive leadership training program has recognized the extraordinary contributions of principals in Canada’s publicly funded schools. Winners are nominated by colleagues, educators and community members and become members of the National Academy of Principals.The Learning Partnership is a non-profit organization working to prepare students to succeed in a diverse, connected and changing world. The organization delivers experiential programs that nurture entrepreneurial thinking and social, emotional learning in students. read more

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Australian projects explode into action as RSPT is scrapped while America aims

first_imgInternational Mining Project News releases its fortnightly, diverse and comprehensive package of the latest international company news. Unsurprisingly, given the recent economic hiccups, gold is more popular than ever before as companies rush to bring projects around the globe into full production. Especially Australia where the proposed scrapping of the Resource Super Profits Tax, and the arrival of the business-led Mineral Resource Rent Tax, has lent fire to the bellies of Australian mines and companies – with Integra leading the way towards full production, of a project with over 800,000 oz contained gold, in the coming months. Wilgeena, another gold project in Australia, is on Integra’s heels as the quick start resource is fast tracked to fund an ambitious exploration program. It’s not all gold Down Under however, initial results from Kagara’s zinc, lead and silver mine already show the potential for a multi-billion dollar prospect – with only a tenth of the project explored. In the meantime, despite the proposed MRRT’s potential effects on iron ore, a processing breakthrough has convinced TNG to launch a new study, at its Northern Territory vanadium and iron project, as they decide whether water power could provide the clinching factor to a full feasibility study at the estimated 500-700 Mt project.While Centrex is keeping an eye on the Eyre Peninsula with the appointment of a vastly experienced OneSteel General Manager to MD it has teamed up in an Australian/China JV aimed at developing mines with 10 Mt of iron ore. The Eyre-focussed company still has over a hundred exploration licences with which a new MD can build on Centrex’s past successes.In South America, Peru, Xstrata is investing over a billion dollars in a low cost 160,000 t/y Cu project predicted to provide a staggering increase in overall volume by 2014 and destined to last decades. While the mine’s last owners believed the project to be at the end of its days a local management team have used a range of operational initiatives to turn the mine around and provide Xstrata with an impressive boost to its Peru portfolio.In Brazil an emerging iron ore company is on track to produce 3 Mt/y by 2013 – thanks to recently completed expansion drilling that shows significantly more iron ore is available than previously thought at Passabem, while the company’s magnetism will push the ore into a higher grade product. This seems to be a recurring trend in South America with the Angostura gold and silver deposit, located in the California district, Colombia, updating its resource calculations to well over 50 Moz Ag and almost 9 Moz Au. The Colombian project may be a good purchase for its Canadian owners as a new geo-metallurgical model to project heap leach recoveries has resulted in a far more efficient process.Canadian companies are still pushing to redevelop existing resources as sustainability becomes an essential ingredient in the mining industry. Alexis Minerals is trying to create its own fairy tale ending with a $12.5 million offering – made in order to reopen a gold mine believed to have a 90,000 oz/y potential that could push the company’s gold output into mid-tier status.This and much more within International Mining Project News….To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact for a free trial copy.last_img read more

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HTC Flyer tablet expected in March

first_imgOn the last day of 2010 a trademark filing was discovered for the “HTC Scribe” with the description on the trademark filing stating:Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer We expected that this was the name of the first HTC tablet that would come to market this year. But according to DigiTimes it isn’t, and we are going to see a tablet called the HTC Flyer arrive in March.AdChoices广告The Flyer is thought to be the first of three tablets HTC is set to launch, so we assume the Scribe will be one of the other two both expected to launc in June. As for the Flyer, all we know is the tablet is modeled on the HTC Desire smatphone (pictured above) and will run Android 2.3 with an upgrade to Android 3.0 planned.The launch will be handled in conjunction with a network company much like the Galaxy Tab is offered with a data contract. The March launch date is also key for HTC who want to beat the RIM PlayBook and Motorola Xoom tablets to market.Read more at DigiTimesMatthew’s OpinionAlthough this news is unconfirmed by HTC it is widely believed that HTC will begin its assault on the tablet market in 2011. The company has such a good reputation in the smartphone market it would be crazy not to produce a tablet running the latest Android–it’s guaranteed to generate a lot of positive interest and then sales.While DigiTimes suggests the Flyer is modeled on the Desire, I can’t see the buttons staying the same. So we assume they just mean the casing design. As for spec, we guess it will have a 10.1″ display, ARM processor, a capacitive touchscreen, SD slot, USB port, and at least a couple of internal storage options.March is still a long way off and iPad 2 keeps getting hinted at seeing a release early this year. Will the Flyer have enough to compete with Apple’s new tablet? Or has HTC just done enough to outperform the iPad?last_img read more

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An Bord Pleanala says it made a mistake granting permission for 536

first_img Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 2:07 PM AN BORD PLEANÁLA has said it made an error in its decision to grant planning permission for a development of 500 housing units in north Dublin.Mr Justice David Barniville was told by Fintan Valentine BL for the Board that the planning authority was now prepared to concede to an order quashing the planning permission. Earlier this year the board gave Crekav Trading, part of developer Marlet, the go-ahead to build 104 houses and 432 apartments on lands used by St Paul’s College, in Raheny as six playing pitches.That decision has been challenged, in separate actions, brought by parties including Clonres CLG, which represents residents from the Clontarf area, environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman and Mr John Conway and the Louth Environmental Group.They want the decision quashed on grounds including that the decision is fundamentally flawed.They each seek various orders including one quashing An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant planning permission.They also seek various declarations including that the board failed to undertake or an Appropriate Assessment on the conservation of natural habitats of wild flora and fauna, and failed to comply with the EU Birds Directive.As well as the board proceedings have also been brought against, Ireland and the Attorney General and the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in respect of the decision.The developers are notice parties.MentionThe case was briefly mentioned before Mr Justice Barniville today, who was informed by Mr Valentine that the board accepted it had made an error regarding the manner it had recorded an Appropriate Assessment conducted on the site as is required under the EU Habitats Directive. As a result, counsel said the Board is prepared to consent to orders quashing the planning decision.The Judge adjourned to matter to a date next month to allow the parties, and notice parties which include the developer, consider what the board has said. The case has been brought on grounds including that an Appropriate Assessment on the possible adverse effects the development will have on the site was not properly carried out.The site, it is claimed is a significant foraging ground for the internationally important population of east Canadian high Arctic light-bellied Brent geese, and other protected species curlew, black-tailed godwit, black-headed gull and oystercatcher.The lands the subject of the proceedings was formally owned by the Vincentian Fathers, who are the trustees of the all-boys secondary school St Paul’s College. Local sports club have also used the pitches.The planning application was made directly by the developer to An Bord Pleanála under a fast-track process for large housing projects, bypassing the local authority. The proposed site. Jun 28th 2018, 2:06 PM 38,788 Views Short URL Share665 Tweet Email6 By Aodhan O Faolain The proposed site. An Bord Pleanala says it made a mistake granting permission for 536 homes beside Dublin park The planning authority is now prepared to concede to an order quashing the planning permission. No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Tsipras comes back to cabinet empty handed

first_imgA day after eurozone finance ministers urged Greece to speed up discussions with its lenders, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a cabinet meeting on Tuesday to brief his ministers on the state of talks.Tsipras talked about the range of issues that are still being debated with the institutions, including differences over pension cuts and value-added tax reform.According to government sources, the lenders are now demanding that Athens adopt two VAT brackets, a lower one of 10 per cent and a higher one of 20 per cent, in order to close the growing fiscal gap for this year.The institutions also seem to be sticking firmly to their position that the government should immediately stop early retirements and make cuts to high supplementary pensions. There is also pressure from the lenders for the coalition to adopt straight away the so-called zero deficit rule for pensions, meaning the state should no longer subsidise retirement pay. Athens is trying to delay the implementation of this measure.A European Commission report indicated that a number of factors, including its declining population, will contribute to Greece having one of the largest annual outlays on pensions in the European Union in proportion to its economy. Despite changes over the last few years, Greece’s spending on pensions is only expected to drop 2 percentage points from 16.2 per cent of GDP by 2060.It appears there has been greater convergence on the issue of labour market reform. The lenders seem to have agreed to the government’s requests for collective wage bargaining to be restored. The two sides are apart, however, on when collective contracts can be adopted again. Greece wants this to happen straight away but its creditors do not want anything to change before the end of the year at the earliest, sources said.Nevertheless, Tsipras is said to have assured his ministers that an agreement can be reached with creditors by the end of the month.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Raheem Sterling to start for England today

first_imgRaheem Sterling will start for England in Sunday’s World Cup Group G game against Panama.England boss Southgate has told the players his line-up and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is the only change as he comes in for the injured Dele Alli, Mirror Uk confirms.Despite doubts after England’s win against Tunisia in their opening Group G game with Tunisia, Southgate has kept faith with Sterling. Even though those doubts were fueled by Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland being pictured with training notes before training this week which indicated Sterling would be dropped for Marcus Rashford.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Manchester City forward Sterling started England’s opening game victory over Tunisia on Monday but was replaced by Manchester United’s Rashford in the 68th minute.The 23-year-old has scored only twice in 39 internationals and has not netted in his past 21.Although World Cup debutants Panama were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in their opening match, their coach Hernan Dario Gomez has already confirmed he will still field the same XI against England.last_img read more

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Rescue teams return home after aiding Maria victims in Puerto Rico

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Members of two search and rescue teams are returning home after helping with the crisis in Puerto Rico.After being deployed to Puerto Rico for just over a week, members of Florida Task Force One and Two returned home overnight to a hero’s welcome.The group arrived at Miami International Airport, just after 12:30 a.m., before meeting with loved ones at a fire station.The crews were on the island assisting with initial rescue efforts. “We had an opportunity to sort of forecast a lot of things that we may be presented with,” said one member returning home. “The team was in a very good state of readiness, and as a result, we brought with us a lot of talented individuals and a fair amount of resources and did what we could to help the citizens of Puerto Rico.”Crews were thrown into action immediately following the impact of Hurricane Maria.Some of the members were still dealing with the fallout of Hurricane Irma.“We know that after Irma, they were personally affected, and we still had to send them to Puerto Rico to do some of that search and rescue work,” said Miami Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Zahralban. “It’s always a great feeling to get them to come home. We’re extremely proud of them.” Before that, the teams helped victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida and Harvey in Texas.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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People on the Move

first_img Greg Gatto was promoted to vice president and publishing director for Bonnier’s New York-based brands. Gatto had been digital advertising director and publisher at the company. Krishnadev Calamur is senior editor of News. Ed Yong is now a staff writer covering Science. David Howard was hired as executive editor of Rodale’s Organic Life. Howard had been executive editor of Popular Mechanics. The Atlantic has several new appointments: Laura Simkins, COO of Afar Media, was elected vice chair, while Bonnie Kintzer, president and CEO of The Reader’s Digest Association, also joins as a board member. Marie Claire has named James Morris its new director of photography, and Alexis Wolfe as a senior market editor. Morris had served in the same role with Lucky Magazine, while Wolfe had been a freelance fashion and accessories editor. Priscilla Alvarez will be an assistant editor for Politics. Marina Koren joins the News team as a senior associate editor. Caitlin Frazier was named Social Media editor. Matt Ford becomes news blogger for Politics. The MPA’s Independent Magazine Media Group elected a new chairman Thursday, naming Andrew Clurman, president and CEO of Active Interest Media, to the post. “I am honored to serve as chair of IMAG during what is—I firmly believe—the most exciting time for independent magazine media publishers,” he says in a statement. “This forward-thinking group of executives shares a unique passion for innovation and a fierce commitment to their enthusiastic consumers.” Country Living named two executive editors in Laura Kostelny and Caroline McKenzie. Kostelny had previously been at D Home/De Design Book and D Weddings, while McKenzie was promoted from deputy editor. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move:last_img read more

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One person dies in Crooked Creek cabin fire

first_imgAlaska State Troopers say one person has died after a cabin fire near Crooked Creek on Saturday.The online dispatch says Troopers responded at about 10 a.m., after a small vessel notified them while they were on patrol. They went six miles up the George River to find a cabin burned down and the remains of a body. Troopers tentatively identified the man as Joseph Phillips.The remains are being sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for positive identification and an autopsy.The next of kin have been notified and the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Unalaska pays thousands to sink already sunk boat

first_imgThe F/V Akutan was moored in Unalaska’s Captains Bay for six months. (Photo by Zoë Sobel/KUCB)The City of Unalaska will pay $36,000 to help sink a boat that’s already on the ocean floor.Listen nowThe state scuttled the F/V Akutan last month with help from the U.S. Coast Guard, but they moved forward before collecting funds from the city. That’s left councilors debating whether they should chip in at all. The final vote was almost unanimous.Councilor James Fitch was all for it.“We are obligated to pay this because the job has already been done,” Fitch said.The F/V Akutan was abandoned in Captains Bay in September – following a disastrous fishing season in Bristol Bay, in which the ship’s owner went broke, the crew went unpaid and its 80-ton haul of salmon was declared unfit for human or animal consumption. The Coast Guard assisted the state in performing an emergency scuttle of the processor in late January.Councilor Roger Rowland was the sole objector — a position he has held for weeks. He says funding this will set an expensive precedent if other mariners decide to abandon boats near Unalaska.Plus, he says state officials hired Resolve Magone Marine to help with the scuttling before securing municipal funds.“This contract was let without any guarantee from the city,” Rowland said. “We are not obligated to pay this money.”It’s unclear how much the disposal cost. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has not responded to multiple requests for comment.Councilors are also taking steps to avoid future problems with abandoned vessels. They unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night supporting Senate Bill 92, which would create a statewide derelict vessel prevention program and fund.Vice Mayor Dennis Robinson also expressed interest in reviewing the city’s status as a “potential port of refuge” — the designation that brought the Akutan to Unalaska.last_img read more

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OPEC Likely To Agree on Production Cuts But Will it Really Work

first_imgOrganisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is poised to meet on Thursday in Vienna, Austria, to decide on an oil supply ceiling or a production cut. While most experts believe that the countries will scale back supply by modest levels, many are skeptical about how the cuts would help balance global oil prices.A recent survey by Bloomberg showed that while half of the analysts expected a supply cut, the other half expected no change.The OPEC might either cut supply by 1.5 million barrels per day or just limit production to 600,000 barrels a day. A Gulf official, however, told The Wall Street Journal that OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is likely to go with a production ceiling.Will it Work?While the world watches the OPEC on Thursday, will a cut or limit tackle a market which receives more than 90 million barrels every day?If the 12-member organisation does cut down on supply, it will be hampering revenue for smaller economies like Venezuela and Iran that are completely dependent on oil production, The New York Times explains.OPEC is stuck between a rock and a hard place but it needs to make the right decision to still show its control over the oil market. After all, it controls about 40% of the world’s oil reserves.In the past, OPEC has taken drastic steps to boost oil prices. During the global financial downturn, the organisation cut supply by 4.2 million barrels a day after. Now, analysts say that a minimum reduction by at least 1.5 million barrels a day would be required to increase prices.”Everybody is looking to the showdown in Vienna. You’ve got all kinds of expectations impacting the market — from nothing at all towards our expectation of a production cut by almost 1 million barrels per day (bpd),” Eugen Weinberg, head of analysis at Commerzbank in Frankfurt was quoted as saying by CNBC.Oil Prices Drop Before OPEC MeetOil prices dropped to four-year lows in closing trade on Tuesday, reflecting the growing uncertainty about OPEC’s decision in the market.Oil prices tumbled 2.5% in the US after a pre-meeting forum arranged by Venezuela to convince non-OPEC members Russia and Mexico to cut oil supply resulted in a “no deal”.The economic slowdown in Europe and Asia has also hit the demand for oil. Also, shale production in the US has been picking up, which also spells danger for the OPEC.”OPEC is split: The majority don’t like the current price levels, the minority don’t mind,” Kamel al-Harami, former president of Kuwait Petroleum International told The New York Times.OPEC leader Saudi Arabia has largely remained reticent about what it plans on doing and its silence has experts questioning their stance.”I think they’re worried about a collapse in prices. They are worried about pushing people toward alternative fuels and worried about the cost of maintaining their spare capacity. They are intrigued by possibility that low prices put their enemies in tighter positions. But I think the way the Saudis think about global oil markets is more about threats than opportunities,” Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies was quoted by The Washington Post.last_img read more

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Tubby Returns to High Point and Comes Home for Holiday Hoop Fest

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.comHigh Point University coach Tubby Smith’s basketball life has come full circle.  In a career that spans almost three decades he’s won a national championship and built a resume that is Hall of Fame worthy. Smith is one of two head coaches to guide five different programs to the NCAA Division I Tournament. However, in the twilight of his career he has returned to his alma mater to try and bring it the prominence of the storied programs he’s previously stewarded while coaching in the “furniture capital of the world.”“I owe this place so much,” Smith tells the AFRO.  “I met my wife here.  I played here, and it’s important for me to give something back to a place that has meant so much to me”.Tubby Smith (l), who led Kentucky to the 1998 NCAA Basketball Championship, will bring his High Point University Lions to D.C. this weekend for the Holiday Hoops Fest presented by Events DC.  (Courtesy Photo)Smith leads the Big South Conference school, to the District this weekend as they face the University of Richmond in the opening game of Events DC’s Holiday Hoops Fest at the Sports and Entertainment Arena in Southeast.  The doubleheader also features Hampton versus Howard in the first college basketball event at D.C.’s newest sports facility.The Scotland, Maryland native cut his coaching teeth at his alma mater Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County.  Smith, the sixth of 17 children by Guffrie and Parthenia Smith, learned the value of hard work delivering furniture as an undergrad which served him well as one of the great program builders in college basketball.This weekend’s game is the second block in the foundation that he’s building to carve his place amongst the elite programs on Tobacco Road.  He’s already made a significant financial commitment to building a new 4,500 seat on-campus facility that will open in two years, as they look to become more than just the best kept secret in the Piedmont Triad.“It’s tough because there’s a lot of great programs in this area,” Smith says.  “You’re competing against ACC, Atlantic 1O, MEAC, and many other great conferences around here.  We’re just trying to work hard and make our university and the surrounding community better.”Ironically, that was the contention officials at the University of Memphis used when releasing him from his contract with three years and $9.75 million remaining on the deal.  There are those on Beale St. who contend that Smith wasn’t friendly enough with the community, so he was replaced by former NBA All Star and Memphis legend Penny Hardaway.  Smith, however, acknowledges there may have been other intangibles that worked against him which led to his demise.“We’d always been active in the community wherever we’ve been,” Smith said.  “The fact that [Penny] had one of the top recruits in the nation didn’t hurt his cause either.  We left him with a lot of talent. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”Rebuilding programs has been the strength of Smith during his career. He was an assistant for 18 years before getting his first chance to lead a program when he took the reigns at Tulsa in 1991.  After leading the Oklahoma school to consecutive appearances in the Sweet 16 he became a barrier breaking coach in the Southeastern Conference.Smith was the first Black head coach at Georgia and immediately made the basketball program relevant at a football school.  Consecutive 20-win seasons and appearances in the Sweet 16 caught the attention of then Kentucky athletic director C.M Newton.  Newton, who played at Kentucky under Adolph Rupp –a devout segregationist who vowed never to play Black players- gave him the break to lead Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA Championship and earn a place in their Hall of Fame despite his cultural heritage.last_img read more

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey discusses trading for Chris Paul and joining the

first_imgIt’s become increasingly clear that any NBA team that has aspirations of seriously competing for a title will need to assemble a superteam to do so.While most of the NBA offseason speculation has centered around the fantasy of Paul George eventually joining forces with LeBron James with the Lakers, Rockets GM Daryl Morey took an actual step toward creating his own superteam by acquiring Chris Paul in a trade with the Clippers.Morey joined The Herd today to tell Colin how he pulled off the Chris Paul trade; why he decided to enter the superteam arms race; if he’s still poised to make another big splash before the season starts; and why teams that lose superstars like the Clippers are better off moving to trade them quickly.Watch Colin’s full interview with Morey:last_img read more

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Partners HealthCare Chooses Visage 7 for Enterprise Imaging

first_img 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more January 18, 2019 – Visage Imaging Inc. announced the signing of Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts, for implementation of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform. Visage will be exhibiting at  the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting (HIMSS19), Feb. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.Partners was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is the largest private employer in Massachusetts, with approximately 74,000 employees. Partners is also a national leader in biomedical and data science research, having established the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science.The contract will see the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform implemented at Partners’ two flagship hospitals, MGH and BWH, and will expand to other Partners network hospitals in the second phase. Visage 7 is the central component of the Partners Radiology Enterprise Platform (PREP). PREP represents a key milepost for the elimination of multiple legacy picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and the opportunity for Partners radiologists to have immediate access to all prior patient imaging anywhere across the system.Partners institutions have all been on the same electronic health record (EHR), but until now, the radiology departments, including those at MGH and BWH, have maintained separate radiology platforms. “We are providing our radiologists with a diagnostic viewer and common radiology platform that will transform our practice and accelerate our ongoing efforts to improve the care we provide to our patients,” said Stephen Ledbetter, M.D., MPH, medical director medical imaging IT, Brigham Health. “Moving to this enterprise platform will require enhanced collaboration, but we know that it is only by working together to scale our best practices across the system that we are able to extract value and realize the full potential of this effort.”“The new platform and our efforts to improve workflows will provide radiologists with dramatically better functionality and make it easier and more efficient for clinicians to read images and access information about their patients — whether they’re in the office or the operating room,” said Tarik K. 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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 last_img read more

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