New Lok Sabha Speaker to be elected by June 19

first_imgNEW DELHI: While the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is being tight-lipped about its pick for Speaker of the Lower House, the Lok Sabha Secretariat informed all newly elected MPs that they are to elect the new Speaker by June 19. With no confirmation from BJP, the names of former minister Radha Mohan Singh and Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia are being speculated as frontrunners for the post.Former minister Maneka Gandhi, currently the interim Speaker, will be administering the oath to all new MPs of the 17th Lok Sabha, including Congress parliamentary leader Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistIn 2014 none of the opposition parties put up a candidate against NDA’s Sumitra Mahajan. This year, however, opposition parties are planning to meet before the Parliament begins. One of the opposition leaders said that they generally do not press for any candidate, but it all depends on how the ruling parties take them into confidence. Newly elected members will take oath on June 17 and 18 when the Lok Sabha is convened for this purpose. With President Ramnath Kovind set to address a joint session of Parliament on June 20, the Lower House has to elect a Speaker by then. This session of the parliament will conduct no other business other than administering the oath to new members and the election of the Speaker. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceThe Rajya Sabha’s month-long-session will start on June 17 and continue till July 27 and on July 5, the first woman Finance Minister since Indira Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman will present the second NDA Government’s General Budget at 11 am. Before that, she will be presenting the Economic Survey and some other financial documents on July 4. Like last year the Railway Budget will be clubbed with the General Budget this year as well. As per schedule, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will take up the motion of thanks for the President’s speech for at least two days and after the debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his first formal address in both houses. He is expected to unveil his government’s plan of action. This is the first time BJP president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also participate in the debate.last_img read more

Doctor says regulator wont probe complaints on gun control advocacy work

first_imgTORONTO — A Toronto doctor says Ontario’s medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws.Dr. Najma Ahmed says the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario told her of its decision yesterday.Ahmed is a founding member of Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns, a group calling for a national ban on private ownership of handguns and assault rifles.Another group, the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, had urged its supporters to file official complaints to the college about Ahmed’s advocacy work.The coalition argues doctors are not experts on firearms policy and should not be taking political positions.Those who filed complaints have 30 days to appeal the college’s decision.In a statement today, the doctors’ group said it is pleased by the college’s decision not to pursue the more than 70 complaints made about Ahmed.“Dr. Ahmed wishes to sincerely thank Canadians for the hundreds of letters, emails, calls, and demonstrations of support and solidarity she has received in recent days,” it said. “The (college) decision is affirmation that advocacy for public health is an integral responsibility of physicians.”The college said it could not confirm the details of its decision given the appeal period. Its registrar, Nancy Whitmore, has previously said the complaints process is generally intended to focus on clinical care or professional behaviour rather than political issues.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Labrador voters head to the polls next week

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn less than a week Labrador voters will go to the polls, again.The by-election was called after former Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue quit.Elections Canada found that Penashue had taken illegal donations and flights during the campaign in 2011.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has the story.Omichelin@aptn.caTwitter: @Osmichlast_img

Ban will focus on global food crisis as a key issue at

24 June 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he will focus his attention on raising the issue of food security at the G8 summit of major industrialized nations in Japan early next month, as well as the challenges of climate change and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Chairing the third session of the High Level Global Task Force on the world’s food crisis, Mr. Ban said the international community needed to build on the momentum generated by the High Level Conference on Food Security held in Rome earlier this month.The Secretary-General stressed the need for the Task Force – which brings together the heads of key UN agencies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank – to engage all necessary stakeholders, including states, civil society organizations and the private sector. Upcoming meetings at the General Assembly would also be critical occasions to build on the foundations built in Rome to confront global challenges effectively and in a coherent way, he said.The Task Force coordinator, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes, updated members on the action plan to tackle immediate and longer-term needs, including the structural factors underlying the current food price hikes.Among the immediate measures proposed in the plan are increasing nutritional and other feeding programmes, as well as supplying fertilizers, seeds, animal feed and veterinary services to help smallholder farmers in the current planting season. The plan also calls for a reduction in export bans on food commodities, and focuses on the need for much greater investment in agricultural production in the longer term. The Task Force agreed that an updated version of the plan would be completed by the end of the month in time for the G8 summit. read more

Prosecutor Doctor who treated airline pilots at Kennedy Airport sold oxycodone prescriptions

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Authorities say a doctor who treated airline pilots at New York’s Kennedy Airport sold oxycodone prescriptions to his patients.New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor says Dr. Gerald Surya was arrested Thursday on 26 counts of criminal sale of a prescription.Surya has an office at a medical facility at Kennedy. Prosecutors say he wrote prescriptions for people who didn’t need them.Authorities say none of the patients who bought the prescriptions were airline pilots.They say he charged $60 for a prescription but increased the price to $100 after agents raided his office in July 2014.Prosecutors allege Surya often sold multiple prescriptions to patients for their families and friends.It was not immediately clear whether Surya had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. Prosecutor: Doctor who treated airline pilots at Kennedy Airport sold oxycodone prescriptions by The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2015 2:40 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Amazon Pulls Pedophile Guide Book From Store

first_imgResponding to customer outrage–and the threat of boycott–Amazon pulled the title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: AChild-Lover’s Code of Conduct from its store late last night.Angry Amazon users responded to the presence of the book bycommenting on its Amazon page. More than 2,000 users left largely negativecomments about the title on the page.The book’s author, Colorado-based Phillip R. Greaves II,defended his book to the press, “True pedophiles love children and would neverhurt them,” he told CNN. Asked where he drew the line, he said, “Penetrationis out. You can’t do that with a child, but kissing and fondling I don’t thinkis that big of a problem.”Greaves told CNN that his book is an “attempt to makepedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved inthem, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow. I hope toachieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope thattheir doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentencesshould they ever be caught.”Greaves told CNN that he has not engaged in any sexualactivity with children as an adult.Amazon, for its part, has yet to officially respond to thepress, but the company has issued a response to concerned users,Let me assure you that does not support orpromote hatred or criminal acts; we do support the right of every individual tomake their own purchasing decisions. believes it is censorship notto sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable.last_img read more

RIM drops longtime manufacturing partner Celestica

first_imgFor years, two Ontario-based companies have bee churning out some pretty popular smartphones. Waterloo’s RIM designed the devices and developed the software, and Don Mills’ Celestica provided the manufacturing muscle. The two had a good thing going, but as they say “all good things must come to an end.”With RIM facing stiff competition from the iPhone and a bevy of Android superphones, the BlackBerry’s descent from the top has been a rapid one. Now, with Windows Phone beginning to make gains, RIM has shuffled the deck and handed over the reins to new CEO Thorsten Heins — who has been charged with the unenviable task of righting the ship.There was no doubt that the Heins era would kick off with a long, hard look at ways to reduce expenses. In addition to laying off thousands and thinning out the corporate ranks, RIM also needed to find out where they could trim manufacturing costs. Their arrangement with Celestica, it seems, was on the chopping block.RIM has agreements with other firms– like Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese company that produces the BlackBerry PlayBook and Jabil Circuit,  a global manufacturer headquartered just a stone’s throw away from where RIM holds their annual BlackBerry World conference. Jabil is expected to benefit from the shift away from Celestica, but Quanta could, too. That developer phone running BlackBerry 10 looked a lot like a scaled-down PlayBook after all.While the loss of RIM’s business will certainly hurt Celestica in the short term, they’re anticipating only about $30-40 million in restructuring costs to re-fit their production lines for the post-RIM era — not a huge sum in global manufacturer’s terms. They’ll continue to pump out enterprise hardware for companies like IBM and Cisco, and will no doubt look on with great interest as RIM prepares for the product debut that many think could make or break their future.More at CBC.calast_img read more

Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which

first_img 42,994 Views Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen 18-year-old Shane Patton was killed in the crash near Drumkeen in Donegal Jan 27th 2017, 9:50 AM Share Tweet Email1 By Stephen Maguire 185 Comments Friday 27 Jan 2017, 9:50 AM File photocenter_img File photo Image: Eamonn Farrell/ A MAN HAS been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to careless driving causing the death of a teenager.Eamon Lynch has almost 500 convictions which include 280 for traffic offences and 50 for burglary.Lynch was driving at 165km per hour when he ploughed into Shane Patton near Drumkeen in July, 2012.The father-of-three was drunk and had no driving license, valid NCT, tax or insurance on his car when he struck the 18-year-old who had just completed his Leaving CertLynch fled to Northern Ireland following the tragedy.However, just before Christmas he was extradited under a European arrest warrant to face trial for Patton’s death to which he pleaded guilty.The court heard how Lynch, who is originally from Derry, was driving his Toyota Celica with his partner just after midnight on 12 July when his car collided with Patton’s.The entire crash was caught on the CCTV system of a local service station.Garda forensic examiners estimated that Lynch was traveling at 165km per hour on the main Ballybofey to Letterkenny Road which has a 100 km per hour speed limit.Patton, of Cloghroe, Drumkeen, emerged from a side road but Lynch was traveling so fast that he did not have time to take evasive action and smashed into the teenager.All were rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital but Patton was pronounced dead later.Victim impact statementThe dead teenager’s mother Julie read a victim impact statement out to the court.She revealed how Shane, the eldest of a family of three children, had just completed his Leaving Certificate and has just been accepted onto a course to train as a mechanic.Mrs Patton said that her entire family were heartbroken by the “happy, beautiful boy” who had been taken from them.She said Shane’s brother and sister, Dina and Jason, did not have someone to help them with their homework and how she set the table for four people instead of five.She told how his grandmother Mary had to watch Shane being buried on what should have been a celebration of her 70th birthday.Letterkenny Circuit Court also heard how Shane, who has passed his driving test aged just 17, had only ever wanted to be a mechanic.While in school he would tell teachers what was wrong with their cars.Shane’s dad Martin, who was also in court, was trying his best to get on with his life for the rest of his family, Mrs Patton said.“I thought I would have to teach Shane about the world but I now have to teach the world about Shane. I have to tell people that it is not okay to drink and drive because it destroys families,” she added.And she added “There is no quick fix and no getting over it. There is no glue to fix all the broken hearts.”The court heard from prosecution barrister Patricia McLoughlin how Lynch had 483 convictions before the current charges were heard.ApologyBarrister for the accused, Richard Lyons, said his client had written a note to the Patton family in which he wanted to express his deep and genuine remorse.“I cannot express in words how really, really sorry I am for the loss of Shane. I will never in my lifetime get over this. I know the heartache you are going through but I did not set out to hurt anyone, let alone hurt Shane.“I know I have destroyed your lives and I cannot express my words. I hope and pray that you will accept my apology. If I could grant one wish I would wish you had you son back. There isn’t a day that I don’t think about it and I will never get over it myself,” he said.Judge Martin Nolan firstly expressed his sincere sympathy to the Patton family on the loss of their son and brother Shane.He said that although drink was a factor, the real factor in the case was Lynch’s speed and how he could not avoid the collision because he was driving at such speed.He sentenced him to 18 months in prison for the careless driving charge and a further three months for drink driving to run concurrently.He took the other charges into consideration.The court also heard how Shane Patton’s car was in good condition, was taxed and was insured.Read: Single mother went on ‘massive spending spree’ after €51k accidentally put in her account, court hearsRead: Court hears Donegal man (36) watched Frozen with teenage girl before trying to have sex with her Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

These are not victimless crimes Justice Minister slams spate of ATM robberies

first_img Short URL Monday 8 Apr 2019, 10:38 PM By Ceimin Burke Share54 Tweet Email 34 Comments Both An Garda Síochána and the PSNI are conducting investigations into these robberies and I am confident they will bring the perpetrators to justice.Minister Flanagan was keen to stress the high level of co-operation between the Gardaí and the PSNI in investigating the trend.He added that he expects the co-operation to continue after the UK leaves the European Union. Source: PA Wire/PA Images“There is a joint Cross-Border Policing Strategy operated between the two services, which covers the range of policing activities and contains a series of initiatives in which both police services are actively engaged.“Ensuring that this type of co-operation can continue into the future is a key priority for me and my Department, in any Brexit outcome,” he said.Security analyst Tom Clonan told last week that organised crime gangs operating in border areas were almost certainly responsible for the slew of robberies.Clonan said that the thefts showed the “fingerprint of either a paramilitary group of a dissident group”.  13,947 Views center_img JUSTICE MINISTER CHARLIE Flanagan has condemned the string of ATM robberies in border areas, highlighting the strong co-operation between the PSNI and the Gardaí in working to solve the crimes.The minister’s comments come in the wake of a raid in Dungiven, Co Derry, which saw a cash machine ripped from a filling station on the Feeny Road in the early hours of Sunday.It was the eighth ATM theft in Northern Ireland this year, while similar incidents have also taken place south of the border in Cavan and Monaghan.“These are not victimless crimes. It is clear that they have a significant impact on both businesses and communities wherever they occur and so it is imperative that they are stopped,” Minister Flanagan said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 8th 2019, 10:38 PM ‘These are not victimless crimes’: Justice Minister slams spate of ATM robberies The most recent raid took place in Dungiven, Co Derry, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Image: PA Wire/PA Imageslast_img read more

Driver crashes into Miami daycare

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Children and teachers received a bit of a scare after a car came crashing into the front of a Miami daycare.The Jeep crashed into the business, located near Northwest 44th Street and Seventh Avenue in Miami, Wednesday morning.No injuries were reported. However, one parent said she feels the daycare was already at risk.“I instantly rushed over here, you know, to take my son out of the daycare,” said parent Nelteesha Walker. “The daycare already sits on the corner, so I already feel like it’s a dangerous situation. They need barriers at least around the daycare to protect it.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

YouTube TV raises price to 50 adds Discovery channels and HGTV

first_img 13 Comments reading • YouTube TV raises price to $50, adds Discovery channels and HGTV Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See All Apple How to cut the cord like a pro Share your voice 3:17 Originally published April 10, 12:50 p.m. ET.Update, 2:41 p.m.: Adds response from YouTube TV representative. David Katzmaier / CNET YouTube TV, a live TV streaming service designed to replace a traditional cable TV package, will raise its monthly price from $40 to $50. Subscribers billed through Apple will have to pay $55. Review • YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • Cord Cutters (OTT) Preview • YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it’s worth $35 (hands-on) Best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters DirecTV Now just became a bad streaming deal despite Game of Thrones DirecTV Now vs. Sling TV vs. YouTube TV vs. Hulu and more: Live TV channels compared YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which live TV streaming service is best for you? Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors The Google-owned service, not to be confused with the free version of YouTube, also announced that it’s adding Discovery channels including Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. Oprah’s OWN Network is coming later this year as well, and the service will now allow subscribers to add EPIX for an extra $6 per month. The service now offer more than 70 channels all told.YouTube TV is one of a handful of new subscription options aimed at cable TV cord cutters who want to stream live TV channels such as ESPN, TNT and CNN, as well as local channels including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. Its competition includes Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and DirecTV Now, each with different channel packages and pricing.The move to raise prices comes as no surprise. DirecTV Now raised its price to $50 in March, Hulu increased its live TV plan price to $45 in January and 2018 had its share of price hikes too. In explaining its price hike from $20 to $25 last year, Sling TV cited the rising cost of programming — the money Sling has to pay content providers like Disney, which owns ESPN. YouTube TV did not explain the reason for its $10 increase in its blog post. This is also the first such service to charge Apple subscribers more. CNET asked a YouTube representative why the price went up in general and for Apple subscribers in particular, but the rep didn’t provide any additional information.Apple takes a 30 percent share of subscription revenue made through iOS apps or iTunes, with that cut dropping to 15 percent if the app holds onto the member for subsequent years. Companies like Netflix are exploring ways to skirt the fee.YouTube TV’s official twitter feed says current subscribers will see the increase in the first billing cycle after May 13. Unlike DirecTV Now, which allows subscribers to keep the older, lower pricing if they don’t cancel service, there’s no so-called grandfathered pricing with YouTube TV. YouTube TV To keep bringing you the best service possible, we’re updating our membership price to $49.99/month ($54.99 if billed through Apple). This price continues to include unlimited DVR space and 3 simultaneous streams. For more information, read our blog below.— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) April 10, 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? News • YouTube TV is now available across the US Related Tags Media Streamers YouTube Applelast_img read more

This NASA snapshot makes Mars look like Jupiter

first_img Share your voice The spacecraft captured the close-up view last year. It shows layered deposits with a distinctive round crater breaking up the stripey landscape. Check out this Hubble image of Jupiter to see why I’m having visions of the gas giant when I look at the Mars image.portrait-of-jupiter-6 Space Telescope Science Institut While scientists are pondering deep questions about the Mars deposits (are they gaining or losing mass?), the rest of us can just enjoy the stunning image and how much it resembles the banded structure of Jupiter’s atmosphere. The crater even looks like a swirling round storm, another common sight on Jupiter.Rocky Mars is a fraction of the size of the massive gas giant, but both planets have a knack for triggering pareidolia, the human tendency to see familiar objects in random shapes. Jupiter has hosted atmospheric formations that look a lot like a dolphin and a famous South Park character. Mars, on the other hand, has delivered rocks resembling a fish and alien faces.As it turns out, Mars does a pretty nice job of cosplaying as Jupiter.  HiPOD 31 May 2019: Still Life with an Impact CraterIce fill within a crater in the north polar layered deposits may be a site where accumulation could be observed, helping to settle a long-term problem in Mars polar science.NASA/JPL/UA— HiRISE (NASA) (@HiRISE) May 31, 2019 Post a comment Sci-Tech Tags NASA Space 0 41 weird objects seen on Mars, explained Enlarge ImageMars or Jupiter? Spoiler: It’s Mars. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona No one is accusing Mars and Jupiter of looking like long-lost planetary twins, but a NASA view of the Red Planet might have you seeing double.The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona highlighted a look at Mars’ north pole on Friday, titling it “Still Life with an Impact Crater.” 43 Photoslast_img read more

Juneau Schools Replace Controversial Texts With Book By First Nations Writer

first_img“Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell, “Not My Girl” and “When I Was Eight” both by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and “My Name is SEEPEETZA” by Shirley Sterling will be available in fourth grade classrooms and elementary school libraries. (KTOO file photo)The Juneau School District has chosen a book to replace the controversial texts it decided to remove from the fourth grade language arts curriculum.Download AudioLast August, community members raised concerns about school texts depicting Alaska Native and Native American tragedies, including the boarding school experience in Alaska. The texts were called distorted, inaccurate and insensitive.The district has chosen “Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell.Nicola Campbell is a First Nations writer from British Columbia. Her children’s book, “Shin-chi’s Canoe” depicts life in an Indian boarding school from a child’s perspective.In the free-verse picture book, a character describes being punished for not understanding English – “They cut her long braids and threw/ them away/ and washed her head with kerosene.”Paul Berg is a former teacher and a cultural specialist at Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. He says even though “Shin-chi’s Canoe” describes a boarding school in Canada, he thinks it’s accurate to what Alaska Natives experienced.“The stories, the accounts that I’ve heard from elders have been pretty brutal treatment during the boarding school years in Alaska, so that would not be an exaggeration,” Berg says.Berg evaluated the controversial texts, which are part of the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders program. His report on the readers was the formal complaint that led to their removal. He said the texts misrepresented the historical reality and marginalized the experiences of the victims.“Shin-chi’s Canoe” and other books the district is ordering for the classroom are interim solutions. When the superintendent decided to remove the McGraw-Hill readers, he said they’d be replaced by place-based material developed locally in partnership with Goldbelt Heritage.Berg says this takes time and involves historical research, like interviewing elders. He says the local material will depict real events and share the cultural life of the Native community. He says it would be great to have material describing Tlingit cultural ceremonies that are still part of the Native community in Southeast.“And just having an account of that even, for example, in the reading program would be a great cross-cultural sharing. But also, for the Native students, an affirmation in the school system of a part of their lifestyle,” Berg says.Ted Wilson is the district’s director of teaching and learning. He says the district spent about $1,300 for 90 copies of “Shin-chi’s Canoe,” which will be distributed to fourth grade classrooms for use in small reading groups.He says McGraw-Hill plans on replacing the four readers the Juneau School District removed with new readers at no cost.last_img read more

Yeddyurappa says Confident of forming government in 45 days in

first_imgBengaluru: As the Congress-JD(S) coalition government faces uncertainty over its numbers, BJP’s Karnataka unit chief B S Yeddyurappa Monday said he is confident of forming the government in the next four to five days. Yeddyurappa’s claim came on a day when the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar fixed July 18 for taking up the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, whose government is on the verge of collapse after 16 MLAs resigned from the assembly. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “I am quite confident that the BJP government will come into existence in the next three to four days. The BJP will give the best administration in Karnataka,” Yeddyurappa said. Yeddyurappa claimed Kumaraswamy would fail to save the coalition government. “Kumaraswamy will not be able to continue as chief minister. He too knows it. I think he will quit after making a good speech (in the assembly),” Yeddyurappa, who had quit in similar circumstances early last year, said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Yeddyurappa had stepped down as chief minister before the confidence motion was taken up for voting as he failed to muster enough numbers for the BJP which had emerged as the single largest party with 105 seats in the 224-member House. The ruling coalition’s total strength is 116 (Congress-78, JD(S)-37 and BSP-1), besides the Speaker. With the support of the two independents, the BJP has 107 MLAs in the House, where the half-way mark is 113. If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the coalition’s tally will be reduced to 100.last_img read more

Firefox Account Device Management rolls out

first_imgFirefox Account Device Management rolls out by Martin Brinkmann on October 08, 2016 in Firefox – 17 commentsMozilla announced on Thursday that it started to roll out a new account management feature to Firefox account users.One core feature that Firefox Account users get is support for synchronization of Firefox data between devices.  This means that you may share passwords, the browsing history, bookmarks or other data between devices.That’s great if you work on different devices but want Firefox data such as your bookmarks available — and kept in sync — on all of them. So, regardless of where you add a bookmark, it gets synced across all connected devices.Firefox users who want to disconnect a device from the account and thus Firefox sync, could do so only on on the device itself up until now. While that is not a problem if you have access to the device, it is not if you don’t.Firefox Account Device ManagementThe new Firefox Account device management option changes that as it provides you with a web-based option to manage all devices connected to an account.The Firefox Account page on the official Firefox website offers options to you to change your password, account picture or display name, manage communication preferences, or to delete the account.The new devices listing on the page lists all connected devices. Each device is listed either with a custom name that you assigned to it, or with the default name which highlights the computer name or mobile device name, and the Firefox version.There is a disconnect button next to each which you can click on to block the device from receiving sync data.The change goes hand in hand with options to add device names to Sync using the Firefox preferences. Simply load about:preferences#sync in the address bar of the browser to open the page.It lists the Firefox account that is used, or an option to sign in or create a new sync account. There is a manage link which opens the Firefox Account preferences on the official Firefox site, and options to select which data you want synced across devices.The new device name option at the bottom lets you change the name of the device. This is then highlighted in various places including on the Firefox website.Mozilla notes that the new functionality is rolled out to all users over the course of the coming weeks. The new device management options are already available on Nightly versions of Firefox,.Closing WordsThe new device management options improves how Firefox account users manage devices connected to their account. It makes things a lot simpler, as it is now possible to disconnect any device from sync using the web interface.Now You: Do you use your browser’s sync functionality?SummaryArticle NameFirefox Account Device Management rolls outDescriptionMozilla announced on Thursday that it started to roll out a new account management feature to Firefox account users.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more July 29, 2011 – Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has established itself as a premier Protura user. Medical Director Tim Williams, M.D., and his team have treated more than 100 patients using Protura, and the team is presenting a poster titled “Clinical Efficacy of Using KV — CBCT Imaging Guided 6-D Robotic Couch in Lung SBRT [stereotactic body radiotherapy]” at the 2011 AAPM conference.Williams has a high level of confidence in treating with Protura. “The Protura table allows correction in pitch, roll and yaw, adding a new level of precision in treatment setup for high-precision SBRT and SRS,” said Williams. “At least 50 percent of our patients will have a correction in one of these dimensions, and in our program, having a full six degrees of alignment correction is essential for delivering these treatments safely and accurately.”Protura has provided the center with additional confidence and the ability to treat the most challenging cases.”The Protura 6-D table has provided us with more accurate positioning during patients’ setup, hence more confidence in the precision on delivered treatments,” said Charles Shang, M.S., B.MED, D.ABR, director of medical physics, Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We were particularly pleased with the fact that we were able to fine-tune ‘roll, pitch and rotate’ without reentering the room. For some challenging cases, such as intracranial and spinal SRS [steretactic radiosurgery] where rotations became particularly crucial, this system has demonstrated its unique advantages. We have analyzed more than 40 setups of lung SBRT, and found more than 57 percent of them need at least one-degree corrections in either pitch or roll rotation. Compared with manual setups, the 6-D automated robotic table increased our patient setup efficiency when non-translational correction is warranted.”CIVCO currently has 14 robotic systems installed in four countries, with several pending installation.”As cancer centers continue to adopt more advanced imaging modalities, they gain the ability to visualize anatomy more precisely,” said Eric Knipfer, CIVCO’s director of business development for Protura. “By adding Protura, clinicians are able to take full advantage of the robotics platform by treating at sub-millimeter accuracy. We have seen the clinical advantages not just in SBRT cases but also in standard IMRT [intensity-modulated radiotherapy]. I am excited to see the increases in accuracy and efficiency along with the improved clinical workflow robotics adds to these programs.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | July 29, 2011 Civco’s Protura 6-D Table Helps Boca Raton Hospital in Lung SBRT The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Virgin Hotels has offic

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterVirgin Hotels has officially opened its highly anticipated second property, Virgin Hotels San Francisco. The hotel, located at 250 Fourth Street, is situated South of Market (SoMa) just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens and the Moscone Center, and features 192 Chambers and two Penthouse Suites, multiple dining and drinking outlets (including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club) and Funny Library Coffee Shop. The hotel is also in close proximity to the new Central Subway Station, which connects South of Market with Union Square and Chinatown.“I love visiting San Francisco, and it has always been very special to Virgin. Never losing its local charm, the city continues to be dynamic and innovative, embodying so much of what our brand stands for. Virgin Hotels and the delightful city of San Francisco make the perfect pair and I’m thrilled to announce that the hotel is now open,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group.Virgin Hotels San Francisco features collaborative designs from Gensler San Francisco as the designer for the hotel’s rooftop Everdene, Hager Design International (HDI) as the Interior Designer of Record and Matthew Rolston as the Creative Director for the hotel’s public spaces and Commons Club.Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels said, “Guests of Virgin Hotels in Chicago will notice a lot of key brand features, like the Chamber design and the Lounge Bed, but this property will feel inherently San Francisco”.There are 192 Chambers – each featuring Virgin Hotels’ signature two-room concept – and two Penthouse Suites. The Dressing Room includes a full vanity, makeup desk and expertly lit mirror, an extra-large shower with a bench and a closet for two. A sliding wooden door (complete with peephole) separates it from The Lounge, which features Virgin’s patented, ergonomically designed lounge bed as well as a red SMEG mini fridge stocked with street-priced snacks, high-definition TV, yoga mat, round wood table, a custom-designed bench and ample outlets for smartphones, laptops or other electronic devices.The Chambers showcase warm wood tones throughout and soft, touchable textures offset with black accents. Touches of signature ‘Virgin Red’ complete the design.Additionally, Virgin Hotels San Francisco provides guests with three dining and drinking options including the flagship restaurant, bar and lounge, Commons Club. Executive Chef Adrian Garcia, formerly of Benu and Quince, will offer modern Californian cuisine with an international influence at The Kitchen. A specially curated entertainment and music program will add to the overall experience, which evokes the feeling of a modern social club without the dues, where both travellers and locals are welcome to convene and enjoy the lively atmosphere.Opening early March, the hotel will also feature two additional dining options: the rooftop bar, Everdene, and the Funny Library Coffee Shop.Virgin Hotels Chicago opened in 2015.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

3 car gurus from The Grand Tour ponder the cars

first_img3 car gurus from ‘The Grand Tour’ ponder the car’s future NEW YORK, N.Y. – When it comes to cars, three names instantly come to mind. No, not Ford, Chevy and Honda. We’re talking Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the former “Top Gear” hosts who have just launched season two of their new automotive show, “The Grand Tour,” on Amazon Prime. They stopped by to discuss the importance of the car and why gas engines aren’t going away.___JUST HOW IMPORTANT ARE CARS TO THE SHOW?“It is just three middle-aged men with poor teeth, bad physics and creaking joints, who go around the world getting into scrapes. That’s really what it’s about. We’re in cars while that happens, but then people are in cars when they go to the store or when they go out at night. The cars are coincidental.” — Clarkson___WHY DO WE LOVE OUR CARS SO MUCH THAT WE NAME THEM?“In a relatively short span — 130 years — it’s defined and shaped our world in every way, from important military action to merchant activity to love, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. Think of the songs that were written about cars. They’re so intertwined with our lives, they scratch such a fundamental itch within us as human beings that they’re bound to be imbued with qualities and characteristics far beyond simply being a machine.” — Hammond___WHAT DO CARS TELL US ABOUT US?“You can make social commentary on the world by the cars that people drive. You show me someone in Prius, I’ll tell you quite a lot about them. Show me someone in Texas in a pickup truck with a gun rack, I can tell you quite a lot about them. I’ve never met them. I don’t know them. I know these days that’s called being judgmental. But it’s true, you can.” — Clarkson___ARE DRIVERLESS CARS AROUND THE CORNER?“I don’t see those happening in my lifetime, probably not even in the lifetime of my children. For 40 years we’ve been promised robots. Nobody has built a robot than can make a sandwich or boil an egg or even climb a flight of stairs or open a door. And yet somehow we’re expected to believe we’re on the cusp of a car that can negotiate Manhattan or drive around a U.K. ring road or handle Rome.” — Clarkson___BUT CHANGE IS COMING, NO COMPLAINING ALLOWED“Historically, when you look at the attitude of hard-core car enthusiasts to changes in the car, you will discover that all the things that we objected to — unleaded fuel, catalytic converter, side-impact protection, blah, blah — everyone always said, ‘Oh, it’s the end of motoring. It’s going to ruin everything!’ The car always improved because a challenge was laid before it and it had to be overcome. And the cars got better.” — May___ARE WE FACING THE END OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE?“The future is not the end of internal combustion, just as we still have steam locomotives for enthusiasts and sailing boats and people ride horses. Cars, as we know them now, will be freed up for people who genuinely love them to drive in certain places — not everywhere because that won’t be allowed — but nice places, special roads, circuits, maybe. We won’t have been wasting all that oil on driving people to work because they’re going around in their electric pods so it won’t seem so bad burning it for purposes of pleasure. The future is full of Ferraris.” — May___IF CARS GO AWAY, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR JOB?“There’s never been a better time to be a commentator on cars. The industry itself has never gone through more change. When it first started the car was a novelty… And yet 100 or 130 years later, here it is, this globally important influence is being reinvented by people who know how significant, how important, it is to us. So what an exciting time to be dealing with it.” — Hammond___Mark Kennedy is at by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2017 7:18 am PDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2017 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson, from left, Richard Hammond and James May attend Amazon Studio’s “The Grand Tour” season two premiere screening and party at Duggal Greenhouse on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) last_img read more

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