Do you feel weird talking about your own death You shouldnt

first_imgMOST PEOPLE HAVE no problem talking about the care they will receive towards the end of their life and a new project is seeking to encourage people to do so with their GPs.A Trinity College study published this month by the Irish Medical Journal involved 100 clinically stable patients across five GP practices. The patients filled out a “Think Ahead” form which asked them to consider and record their preferences regarding their own end-of-life care.The purpose of the study was less about finding out their preferences but in measuring how comfortable people were discussing their own mortality.The Irish Hospice Foundation and and the Forum on End of Life in Ireland supported the study and sought to determine if a routine GP visit was an appropriate arena to discuss end-of-life care.Those who filled out the form were then asked in a follow-up phone interview about their experiences of doing so.The results of the study found that 63% of people reported “no difficulty” in completing the form, while 74% indicated that completing the form did not cause them upset. Perhaps most pertinently, reading the form led to 83% of people discussing end-of-life planning with family members.“Dr O’Shea’s research shows a very positive response from the public to the notion of planning ahead,” said Justice Catherine McGuinness of the Forum on End of Life. “End-of-life discussions can be uncomfortable for many of us but they are essential on a societal as well as a personal level.”Sharon Foley of the Irish Hospice Foundation says that there had been a year-long consultation process ahead of this publication which showed that there was a demand for greater information.Copies of Think Ahead are available from the End of Life forum’s website. Opinion: Let’s talk about death (no, seriously) >Read: 2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services >last_img read more

La pollution de lair intérieur touche 30 les écoliers

first_imgLa pollution de l’air intérieur touche 30% les écoliersTrois enfants sur dix en moyenne sont exposés, en France, à des niveaux de pollution de l’air intérieur trop élevés. Un inquiétant constat dressé par l’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) après avoir mené une enquête dans les écoles primaires de six villes françaises.De nombreux enfants sont touchés par la pollution de l’air intérieur au sein même de leur établissement scolaire. D’après une récente étude de l’Inserm concernant plus de 6.000 enfants d’écoles primaires de six villes françaises,  trois écoliers sur dix sont exposés à un niveau de pollution supérieur aux limites maximales tolérées par l’OMS et l’Anses.À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueUne situation qui engendre une augmentation de l’asthme et des rhinites chez les enfants, et tout particulièrement ceux qui souffrent d’allergies, souligne l’Institut. L’étude rappelle que les enfants sont plus sensibles que les adultes à la pollution de l’air intérieur. Et dans les pays développés, ils sont la majeure partie du temps (80%) à l’intérieur, et notamment à l’école.Menée dans 108 écoles de Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Créteil, Marseille, Strasbourg et Reims, l’étude de l’Inserm a porté sur l’exposition aux polluants atmosphériques de 6.590 enfants âgés de dix ans en moyenne. Les mesures ont porté sur les concentrations de différents polluants atmosphériques comme les particules fines de diamètre inférieur à 2,5 micromètres (PM2.5), le dioxyde d’azote (NO2) et des aldéhydes, des polluants intérieurs engendrés par de nombreuses sources comme les produits de combustion, de construction, de décoration, ou encore des insecticides.Le 29 mars 2012 à 17:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Flying Robot Insect Ditches Wires Embraces Freedom

first_img Humanoid robots can’t take over the world alone: Insect-esque androids are a great distraction, their tiny mechanical bodies crawling or flying to divert attention from the cyborg uprising.Or, I suppose, they could be better used for time-consuming tasks too challenging for larger drones.That’s a dream for the future, though, as current robo-insects remain tethered to the ground by electronics needed to power and control their wings.But, by cutting the cord and adding a brain, engineers at the University of Washington have solved the mobility problem, allowing their so-called RoboFly to independently take flight.“This might be one small flap for a robot, but it’s one giant leap for robot-kind,” the UW press announcement quipped.RoboFly is slightly larger than a real fly (via Mark Stone/University of Washington)Expanding on his previous work with RoboBee—an automated bug that requires a grounded leash—Sawyer Fuller upgraded to more modern technology.“Before now, the concept of wireless insect-sized flying robots was science fiction. Would we ever be able to make them work without needing a wire?” he said in a statement. “Our new wireless RoboFly shows they’re much closer to real life.”An assistant professor in UW’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fuller used a minuscule onboard circuit to convert laser energy into electricity to operate the fly’s wings.“It was the most efficient way to quickly transmit a lot of power to RoboFly without adding much weight,” according to Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering.But a laser alone cannot provide enough voltage to satisfy the power-hungry process of moving the wings. So, the team designed a circuit to boost the seven volts emitted by the photovoltaic cell to the 240 volts necessary for flight.They even added a microcontroller to give RoboFly control over its own manufactured outgrowths.“The microcontroller acts like a real fly’s brain, telling wing muscles when to fire,” Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in the UW Department of Electrical Engineering, said. “On RoboFly, it tells the wings things like ‘flap hard now’ or ‘don’t flap.’”And it does so in a way that mimics a real insect’s flappers—by using pulses to shape waves.“To make the wings flap forward swiftly, it sends a series of pulses in rapid succession and then slows the pulsing down as you get near the top of the wave,” lead study author Johannes James, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, explained. “And then it does this in reverse to make the wings flap smoothly in the other direction.”Engineers point an invisible laser beam at a photovoltaic cell, attached above the robot to convert laser light into electricity (via Mark Stone/University of Washington)Don’t expect the RoboFly circus to come through town any time soon, though.As soon as the device, which can currently only take off and land, moves out of direct line of sight of the laser, it runs out of power. The team is working to be able to steer the laser so RoboFly can hover and move at will.To avoid these restraints, future versions may use tiny batteries, or even harvest energy from radio frequency signals, allowing the power source to be modified for specific tasks.“I’d really like to make one that finds methane leaks,” Gollakota said. “You could buy a suitcase full of them, open it up, and they would fly around your building looking for plumes of gas coming out of leaky pipes.”The team will present its findings next week at the International Conference on Robotics and Animation in Australia. Stay on target Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Food Drink Grays brightens up both menu bar

first_img Grays restaurant and bar in the Hilton Vancouver Washington was recently remodeled. If you haven’t been there lately, you won’t recognize it. It’s as if the old restaurant and bar enjoyed a spa week in Tulum, allowing it to freshen up and relax.The ceiling has been painted a bright white, reflecting the natural light that now streams into the room. Reclaimed wood has been judiciously added to give a Pacific Northwest feel, and the bar has been expanded and updated with a shelf devoted to amber spirits from the Pacific Northwest. The bar has a roll-up door to allow patrons to breathe fresh air in the warmer months.General Manager Mike McLeod, a connoisseur of craft beer, was part of the team that coordinated the renovation (designed and constructed by Siteworks in Portland). “Our bar was too small,” he said. “Fourteen people felt crowded.” The beer taps have been expanded from fewer than a handful to sixteen, with many local favorites from popular Vancouver breweries, such as Loowit Brewing’s Shadow Shinobi IPA and Fortside Brewing’s juicy Orange Whip IPA.In this spirit of renewal, the Hilton hired Chef Michael Charpentier, a Vancouver native who remembers the excitement surrounding the opening of the hotel downtown. He explained, “I grew up on 29th and Daniels. I went to Lincoln. I graduated from Shumway before it was the arts school. I went to Hudson’s Bay and Clark College. This is a big deal for me. My parents are super stoked.”If the sample dishes that I tried are any indication of the changes to come, the new Grays may be one of the most exciting places to eat in Clark County. The Chef prepared a creamy leek and mushroom risotto with seared scallops topped with crispy strips of toasted parsnip and a bright emerald sprinkling of fresh chives. Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats.last_img read more

Burnley breaks the bank and gets Ben Gibson

first_imgAccording to the digital version of the Belfast Telegraph, Burnley have shell out a record 15 million Pounds fee to acquire the services of Middlesbrough’s captain, Ben Gibson“I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a big step for me. I’ve played for Middlesbrough for 15 years since I was a boy so it’s a huge step and one I’m really, really excited about,” were the first words by Ben Gibson said to the official website of the Burnley Football Club.The central defender has signed with his new team after a record transfer of 15 million Pounds; he leaves Middlesbrough as the current captain.“This move and this club have given me the opportunity to ply my trade at the highest level and hopefully in the Europa League, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for me and my family”, added the player.The 25-year-old signed a four-year deal and is excited to have a new jersey on his career.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“There’s a good feeling about the place. Burnley is a club that recently has had some fantastic success and I’ve had some great battles against them myself and I’m looking forward to wearing their colors”, he said.SIGNING | Ben Gibson becomes a Claret! Read more: https://t.co/dD7AxD4Dk0 pic.twitter.com/WowelOgjSw— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 5, 2018last_img read more

Salem Store bandit nearly lost his pants

first_imgSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem police say a man they’re calling the “Droopy Drawers Bandit” made off with beer and cigarettes in a convenience store burglary but nearly lost his pants in the process. At one point in the heist early Thursday morning, store surveillance video shows the man’s pants nearly falling down, revealing bright red shorts.Lt. Steve Birr says the bandit apparently cut himself breaking in since considerable blood was found.Police responding to a burglary alarm found that a car door had apparently been used to smash a hole in the store’s glass front door. The bandit was gone.last_img

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons World Travel Holdings Reaches Fundraising Milestone With 1 Million

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In 2011, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company World Travel Holdings forged a partnership identifying Make-A-Wish® as its signature charity. Since then, the travel company has raised more than $100,000 each year, and in 2018 reached a fundraising milestone exceeding $1 million in donations and granting more than 100 wishes to children with critical illnesses.“My brother Jeff and I believe in the importance of instilling a strong corporate culture of giving back and because of our shared values and the fact that more than 75 percent of wishes involve travel, Make-A-Wish proved to be a natural fit,” said Brad Tolkin, Co-CEO/Chairman of World Travel Holdings. “I am in awe of how our employees have rallied together around one cause and shown support year-after-year.”World Travel Holdings makes it easy and fun for employees to support Make-A-Wish and get involved. The fundraising fiscal year kicks off each July with a special promotion where direct-to-consumer brand CruisesOnly donates $5 for every booking made that month, up to $25,000. This promotion also gives customers the opportunity to make a matching $5 donation. Fundraisers held each year include the popular gift basket fundraiser where employees create themed baskets which are raffled, participation in local Walk for Wishes® events around the country and the opportunity for employees to give back each paycheck through payroll deduction. Its Home-Based division, which includes franchise owners with Dream Vacations and CruiseOne and independent vacation specialists with host agency Cruises Inc. also gets involved aboard a cruise ship each year during its weeklong National Conference with fundraisers such as pie in the face, a silent auction and Zumba at sea. In addition, each year one of World Travel Holdings’ corporate offices hosts a sendoff party for a local wish kid themed around the destination to which they are traveling such as a Hawaiian Luau. As a result of all these efforts, in 2017 Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida recognized World Travel Holdings as its Corporation of the Year.“We have seen the direct impact of World Travel Holdings’ culture of giving back through the wishes made possible through the generosity of the company and its’ employees each year,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish America president and CEO. “Wishes matter. They are an important part of a child’s medical journey and we are grateful to partners, like World Travel Holdings, for their shared passion and commitment for providing life-changing wishes for wish children and their families.”Giving back is an integral part of the culture at World Travel Holdings. In addition to its company-wide support of Make-A-Wish, the travel company provides all employees with one paid volunteer day a year that they can use supporting any organization of their choice. The company also has a Volunteer Day Hub on its Intranet that not only provides employees with ideas on ways to give back, it highlights employee Volunteer Day experiences inspiring others to make a difference in their communities.To learn more about World Travel Holdings and its community involvement, visit http://www.WorldTravelHoldings.com.About World Travel HoldingsWorld Travel Holdings is the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country’s original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.About Make-A-WishMake-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 35,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 300,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,400 in 2017 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.(NOTE: The above press release is from World Travel Holdings.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s World Travel Holdings Named 1 Of 50 Most Engaged Workplaces In North AmericaIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: GameStop To Hold Fundraising Campaign To Benefit Make-A-Wish From August 28 To September 30In “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Villas Of Distinction Promotes Willie Fernandez To General Manager/Vice PresidentIn “Business”last_img read more

Brahmanbaria road crash kills 3

first_imgThree people were killed and two others injured after a truck hit an auto-rickshaw in Bijoynagar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were Shanta Roy Chowdhury, 30, Abu Taher, 60, and Billal Uddin, 40.Billal died on the spot and four others were critically wounded as the two vehicles rammed into each other on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway.The injured were taken to the Sadar hospital where the physicians pronounced Shanta and Taher dead, said Md Hossain Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Khatihata highway police.last_img

ElcomSoft has discovered a security hole in UPEK fingerprint reader software

first_img Citation: ElcomSoft has discovered a security hole in UPEK fingerprint reader software (2012, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-elcomsoft-hole-upek-fingerprint-reader.html Tired of Passwords? Replace Them With Your Fingerprint (Phys.org)—Russian security firm ElcomSoft has posted a blog entry, courtesy of Marketing Director Olga Koksharova, claiming that UPEK software that was preloaded on laptops and other computers to run hardware fingerprint readers, has a huge security hole in it. In the blog entry, Koksharova says her company has found that the UPEK code saves user passwords in the Windows registry in a “barely scrambled” form, and thus is obviously not encrypted, meaning those that gain physical access to the computer can very easily circumvent the fingerprint login process and gain access to all user files. Image credit: Wikimedia. © 2012 Phys.orgcenter_img UPEK software has been until recently, the leading supplier of preloaded software that connects to hardware to allow users to swipe their finger over a device to gain access to a locked computer rather than typing in a password. The idea is that it’s easier for users to swipe a finger then to remember and enter sometimes long and complicated passwords. And until now, swiping with a finger has been thought to be more secure than using a password because of the uniqueness of fingerprints and the sometimes simple passwords that people use.ElcomSoft is warning that all computers with UPEK software installed (and in use) are at risk, and users should take steps to have the password files removed and the software disabled. New laptops are not at risk as UPEK was purchased by another company and now different software (TrueSuite®) is preinstalled on computers that come with fingerprint reading software (which means most laptops). ElcomSoft says they tested a number of laptops and found they were able to break into every one of them with relative ease due to the security hole they’ve found. They note also that Windows itself never stores passwords in plaintext, with the exception of machines that don’t require a password for entry.Prior to 2010, UPEK software was preinstalled on virtually every well known brand of laptop; sixteen manufacturers in all. ElcomSoft says that Authentic, the company that bought UPEK, has been aware of the security breach for some time and wisely chose to change the software now preinstalled on laptops, but at the same time has failed to notify consumers, leaving millions at considerable risk. Explore further 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

19 years of empowering speciallyabled children

first_imgIt’s been 19 years that Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, one of India’s largest schools for specially-abled, has been enabling ‘children with special needs’. To commemorate the achievement, the school celebrated its 19th Annual Day on February 16. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan works under the aegis of The Ponty Chadha Foundation which works towards the social and economic development of the society. On this momentous occasion, the school announced the launch of its new initiative, ‘Centre for Research, Innovation and Technology for Disability’ – which is another step towards improving the lives of the specially-abled through high-quality research, development of new technology, support services and facilities. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe R&D at the centre will focus on certain social aspects of disability, identify barriers to the social inclusion of disabled people and produce policy recommendations to appropriate stakeholders. The first project under the aegis of this centre would be ‘Virtual Learning Programme’ – a learning platform for teaching life skills using latest technologies. It will be a mobile-based self-instructional interventional tool for parents in remote corners of India who do not have access to special education and therapeutic interventions. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the occasion, Manpreet Singh Chadha, Vice-Chairman, Wave Group said, “We try and walk on the path shown to us by Ponty Chadha and every year we move closer to his vision of creating an environment where children with special needs could become socially and economically independent. With the launch of the R&D centre and the ‘Virtual Learning Programme’, we aim to provide parents and teacher access to special education programme in the remotest parts of the country on their mobile phones. We believe that these initiatives will give an impetus to our ongoing efforts in bringing vital changes to the lives of hundreds of specially-abled children.” Some other initiatives by the school include ‘Vaakya’ – a picture based app available on both iOS and Android platforms, designed for people who are speech impaired; ‘Swayam’ – a programme under which the school operates a shopping portal, integrated with its website (www.mbcnschool.org) that allows customers to buy handmade products made by the special children of the school. ‘Emotional Well Programme – Share and Care’ is another such initiative which helps children and parent cope with stress. The school also conducts a number of year-long campaigns to raise awareness regarding the needs of specially-abled people. Vandana Sharma, Director, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan said, “As we celebrate 19 wonderful years of this great institution, we have undertaken some very innovative methods to bring specially-abled children into the mainstream. With the launch of the R&D centre, we plan to partner with Universities, researchers, and organisations to create ICT-based accessible technology environment. We will continue to channelize our efforts towards empowering the specially-abled.”With dance performances and other programmes highlighting the theme – ‘Tele-Hungama’, the students enthralled the parents and guests. The school also felicitated students for their achievements in various national and International competitions.With the vision of enabling the disabled, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN), an initiative of Late Ponty Chadha, WAVE Group was established for the differently-abled children in the society. The institution was founded in 1999, with a special endeavour to educate and equip special children to live in the community. The school is one of the very few private rehabilitation institutions, which provides gratuitous service to over 1000 students (free of cost), subjugating the cash-strapped society.MBCN is the largest day-care special school where students are endowed with free hearing aids, wheelchairs, crutches, uniform, stationery and bus-transport, fostering independence for daily living skills in real life settings.last_img read more

Ethical reminder for Chinese businesses in Africa

first_img The vital role family plays in society Check your body, save your life Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Such rapid increases had created “growing pains in China-Africa economic and trade cooperation,” Zhai said.“Although volume increased rapidly, there is not much progress in quality improvement,” he said.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   center_img “Making quick money and leaving is a myopic action, and `catching fish by draining the pond’ is unethical,” Zhai was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency. He said Chinese businesses in Africa need to compete fairly, respect local laws and customs, and improve worker welfare and environmental protection.Complaints over business practices have grown as Chinese firms pour into the continent in hopes of winning profits in areas and industries that competitors from the developed world have given up on.Chinese diplomats were particularly stung by an editorial published in the Financial Times last week by Nigerian Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi which criticized China for exploiting the continent’s mineral wealth while undermining its manufacturing industries.“We must see China for what it is: a competitor. We must not only produce locally goods in which we can build comparative advantage, but also actively fight off Chinese imports promoted by predatory policies,” Sanusi wrote.According to official Chinese figures, China’s trade with Africa has grown from $10 billion to in 2000 to nearly $200 billion last year, driven largely by China’s demand for oil and other African raw commodities. Africa is also a major investment destination for Chinese companies building infrastructure ranging from hydroelectric projects to telecommunications grids, with a total of more than $15.3 billion invested directly by the end of last year, Zhai was quoted as saying. BEIJING (AP) – Chinese businesses operating in Africa need to follow local laws and put long-term benefits ahead of short-term gains, a Beijing diplomat said Monday, acknowledging that rising trade had created “growing pains” in economic ties.Chinese companies should work to benefit their African host economies by investing in industries such as power generation, agriculture, textiles and communications that create jobs and generate tax revenues, Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun told participants in an African business seminar in Beijing. Sponsored Stories Top Stories last_img

Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people

first_img 0 Comments   Share   Myanmar, who was represented by Deputy Home Affairs Minister Kyaw Kyaw Tun, pledged to work with neighboring countries to bust human trafficking syndicates, Zahid said.However, he said that the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar wasn’t discussed at the meeting.“We shouldn’t be involved in their domestic matters,” he said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Since early May, more than 4,600 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have come ashore in Southeast Asian waters, after human smugglers abandoned their boats amid a regional crackdown.Some are Bangladeshis who left their impoverished homeland in hope of finding jobs abroad. But many are Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which has denied them basic rights, including citizenship, and confined more than 100,000 to camps. There are more than 1 million Rohingyas living in the country formerly known as Burma.The meeting in Kuala Lumpur was a follow-up to an emergency conference on the boat people in Bangkok in May that drew 17 regional countries. In a statement, Malaysia said the trust fund will be administered by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations secretariat based in Jakarta.The statement said the fund will be open to voluntary contributions from ASEAN states and members of the international community to “support the humanitarian and relief efforts involved in dealing with challenges” from the refugee crisis.Zahid said the regional countries alone should not carry the burden of the refugees. He said he had proposed that each Southeast Asian nation contribute $100,000 to the fund. Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywallcenter_img KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister said Thursday.Singapore has pledged $200,000 to the fund, Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi told a news conference after chairing a special regional meeting on the refugee crisis. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean From left to right, Malaysian Home Ministry Secretary General Alwi Haji Ibrahim, Home Affairs Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysian national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar and Home Affairs Principal Assistant Secretary International Division Abdul Munir Lutfi attend and an emergency ASEAN ministerial meeting on the migrant crisis in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Men’s health affects baby’s health too Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

The Latest FX chief says peak TV overshadowed by

first_imgThe Latest: FX chief says peak TV overshadowed by internet PASADENA, Calif. – The Latest from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):3:45 p.m.FX Networks CEO John Landgraf says TV keeps churning out record numbers of original series but can be overshadowed by the internet’s dubious distractions.Technology distracts people with “hourly doses of bite-size half-truths and click bait come-ons,” Landgraf told a TV critics’ meeting Friday.He said it sometimes seems that even worthy TV is a “sideshow” to what he called the “daily three-ring media circus.”Given concerns over society’s shrinking attention span and “dwindling intolerance for dissent,” he’s glad when even his competitors’ worthy shows draw viewers, he said.The veteran TV executive, who has made FX the unofficial accountant for so-called “Peak TV” numbers, said that the total number of cable, broadcast and streamed series hit an estimated 487 in 2017, a 7 per cent increase over 2016’s tally of 455.The 117 streamed series in 2017 from rapidly expanding outlets including Netflix and Amazon represented the biggest increase, 30 per cent, over 2016.___11:20 a.m.FX says it is ordering a spinoff to “Sons of Anarchy” with Edward James Olmos as part of a nearly all-Latino cast.The 10-episode “Mayans MC” will premiere later this year, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told a TV critics meeting Friday. The date was not announced.The series, focused on characters from “Sons of Anarchy,” is poised to show that “hit television and diverse television” can be the same thing, Landgraf said.Also starring in the drama are JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas and Richard Cabral.“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter will produce the show with Elgin James and Norberto Barba.___11:15 a.m.FX Networks CEO John Landgraf says an investigation into sexual misconduct by Louis C.K. found nothing involving his work for the company over the past eight years.The investigation followed a published report of misbehaviour, Landgraf told TV critics Friday. The network cut ties in November with C.K. after he admitted wrongdoing.After the comedian was accused by five women of sexual misconduct, Netflix scrapped plans for an upcoming Louis C.K. stand up special, the release of C.K.’s feature film “I Love You, Daddy” was shelved and HBO removed his work from its on demand video streaming service.C.K. has said the allegations are true and expressed remorse. FILE – In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Edward James Olmos poses for the media during a photocall ahead of the Platino Awards in Madrid. FX says it is ordering a spinoff to “Sons of Anarchy” with Edward James Olmos as part of a nearly all-Latino cast. The 10-episode “Mayans MC” will premiere later this year, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told a TV critics meeting Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. The date was not announced.(AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File center_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 5, 2018 11:48 am PDT Last Updated Jan 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Hoteliers call for creation of a university in Ayia Napa

first_imgThe Cyprus Hotel Association (CHA) has called for the immediate creation of a university in Ayia Napa.The Association said it was needed to help “ameliorate the economic, educational and business activities of the region, in order to reinvigorate the economy, especially during the winter, hence actively fighting seasonality”.The CHA said the government has so far been indifferent to the call and have delayed the issuing of a license for the establishment of a university since 2017, when the application was first submitted following protracted discussions with governmental authorities.The location of Famagusta district between British bases and the occupied areas means different sectors of the regional economy need to be strengthened apart from tourism, the CHA said. A university in Ayia Napa would widen the regional economic activity and raise the prestige of the district, while being an important investment against seasonality by raising the standard of the workforce in the region, it added.The CHA said the government needs to prioritise the licensing of a university in Ayia Napa.  You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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