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Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay and Viet Nam volunteered in 2006 to participate in the “One UN” programme, which aims to speed up development operations to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight targets for tackling poverty, hunger and other social ills by 2015.The creation of these pilot projects was suggested in Delivering as One, a report by the UN High-Level Panel on System-wide Coherence that was released November 2006.That report recommended, among other things, that the UN “deliver as one at the country level, with one leader, one programme, one budget, where appropriate, one office” with the aim of avoiding fragmentation and duplication of efforts. The evaluations at the conference will help to adjust the programme in the eight countries, Ms. Migiro will tell participants, and provide a firm basis for comparing experiences and determining what has worked and what has failed in making the work of the UN system more coherent and effective.While in Kigali, Ms. Migiro will also hold bilateral meetings with senior Rwandan Government officials, and have an informal exchange with women parliamentarians.Rwanda is the only country in the world where women are a majority in Parliament. The Deputy Secretary-General is expected to highlight the role played by the nation’s women, especially decision-makers in leadership roles, in helping to build a thriving democracy.Tomorrow Ms. Migiro will be in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, to deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Metropolis Women International Network Forum. She will also hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan and other senior Government officials during her visit. 19 October 2009Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today opened a gathering in the Rwandan capital that brings together the eight pilot countries taking part in the United Nations initiative that seeks to better coordinate development activities at the country level and avoid duplication. read more

Nearly 360 million people, or 58 per cent of the inhabitants of the region, are overweight with the highest rates observed in the Bahamas at 69 per cent, Mexico at 64 per cent and Chile at 63 per cent, according to a news release on the Panorama of Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean report, compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).“The alarming rates of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean should act as a wake-up call to governments in the region to introduce policies that address all forms of hunger and malnutrition and to do this by linking food security, sustainability, agriculture, nutrition and health,” said FAO Regional Representative Eve Crowley.The report said that overweight affects more than half the population of all countries in the region, except for Haiti at 38.5 per cent, Paraguay at 48.5 per cent and Nicaragua at 49.4 per cent.The report also noted obesity affects 140 million people, or 23 per cent of the region’s population, and that the highest rates are to be found in the Caribbean countries of Barbados at 36 per cent, and Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua and Barbuda at around 31 per cent each. The increase in obesity has disproportionately impacted women: in more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the rate of female obesity is 10 percentage points higher than that of men.PAHO’s Director Carissa F. Etienne explained that: “the region faces a double burden of malnutrition. This needs to be tackled through balanced diets that include fresh, healthy, nutritious and sustainably produced food, as well as addressing the main social factors that determine malnutrition, such as lack of access to healthy food, water and sanitation, education and health services, and social protection programmes, among others.” Linking agriculture, food, nutrition and healthThe FAO/PAHO report points out that one of the main factors contributing to the rise of obesity and overweight has been the change in dietary patterns. Economic growth, increased urbanization, higher average incomes and the integration of the region into international markets have reduced the consumption of traditional preparations and increased consumption of ultra-processed products, a problem that has had greater impact on areas and countries that are net food importers.To address this situation, FAO and PAHO call for the promotion of healthy and sustainable food systems that link agriculture, food, nutrition and health. read more

The Canadian national men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are at Brock University this week training for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games starting Aug. 8.Brock is the last stop in the journey to the Parapan Am Games for the Canadian men’s and women’s national wheelchair basketball teams.The two teams are at the University this week making final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. The women’s team, which won the 2014 World Championship, is playing a series of exhibition games this week against Germany’s national team.The first of four-consecutive games was held Tuesday night at Bob Davis Gymnasium, and although Canada lost 58-51, head coach Bill Johnson said the team accomplished what it needed to.“The first couple of games we’re really focused on getting some people some specific situational experience, for instance, players who traditionally don’t play those spots,” Johnson said after Tuesday’s game. “We have one player who’s injured, but the other 11 players all played at least 10 minutes. We always play to win, but we’re really focused on individual preparation (Tuesday and Wednesday) and then the rest of the week we’ll focus on team preparation.”Hamilton native Melanie Hawtin, who was on the team that won gold at the World Championships last year, said the training camp allows the women who don’t normally get to train altogether to do so.“We’re just putting together the fine details and continuing to work on communication with each other and getting lots of court time with each other,” she said.The 26-year-old, who trains at Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s national academy in Toronto, said the team isn’t feeling pressure going into the Parapans as reigning world champions.“I honestly think its something you expect as a high-performance athlete. It’s what you train for every single day, so I don’t think there’s extra pressure. We’re ready,” she said.While the women are playing exhibition games this week, the men are sticking with daily workouts both on and off the court for their training camp.The Parapan Am Games, scheduled for Aug. 7 – 15, are crucial for both national teams as it’s their only shot at qualifying for the 2016 Paralymic Games in Rio. The Canadian men are the defending London 2012 Paralympic champions and must finish with gold or silver in Toronto to qualify for Rio. On the women’s side, Team Canada sits atop the world rankings as the reigning world champion, and must finish with a medal in Toronto in order to punch their ticket to Rio de Janeiro. Additional women’s exhibition games against Germany will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night and are free for spectators.The Canadian national men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are at Brock University this week training for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games starting Aug. 8. read more

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have exercised contract options for seven players and declined options on six others, including former France internationals Bacary Sagna and Rod Fanni.The 36-year-old Fanni signed on with the Impact in March after his contract was terminated by French club Marseille. The defender had one goal over 26 appearances with Montreal.Sagna, a former defender with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City, was signed late in the 2018 season as Montreal made an ultimately unsuccessful push for the playoffs. He had a goal in nine appearances.The club said, however, that discussions are ongoing with both players on a new contract.The Impact exercised options for goalkeepers Jason Beaulieu, Maxime Crepeau and James Pantemis, defender Victor Cabrera and midfielders Micheal Azira, Ken Krolicki and Jeisson Vargas.The club will also not exercise the option for defender Kyle Fisher, midfielders Louis Beland-Goyette and David Choiniere and striker Michael Salazar. Choiniere will be invited to the 2019 training camp.The Canadian Press read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By David Raleigh Image: Google Maps Fr Russell Road, Limerick Image: Google Maps GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses after a man received apparent stab wounds in a Limerick city suburb in the early hours of this morning.The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am.The man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick which is located near the scene.It’s understood he was initially being treated for critical injuries but his condition is believed to have improved over the past few hours.Gardaí have cordoned off at least two separate green areas as crime scenes, and are conducting house to house enquiries.“Gardaí are investigating an assault incident that occurred at Father Russell Road on the 21st February 2019 at approximately 1am. A male has been brought to University Hospital Limerick with an apparent stab wound,” a garda spokesperson said.“His condition is not believed to life-threatening.”There are currently two scenes preserved for technical examination.No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340. 8 Comments Appeal for witnesses after man sustains stab wounds in Limerick city The injured man was found by emergency services at Fr Russell Road near the Oakfield estate around 1am. Share5 Tweet Email center_img Fr Russell Road, Limerick https://jrnl.ie/4505119 14,096 Views Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 10:11 AM Short URL Feb 21st 2019, 10:11 AM last_img read more

first_imgDe nouvelles images de l’astéroïde qui passera proche de la Terre ce soirLa NASA est parvenue à capturer de nouvelles images de l’astéroïde 2005 YU55. Celui-là même qui passera ce soir à 00H28 à quelque 325.000 kilomètres de la Terre. Il sera le plus gros depuis 1976 à “frôler” notre planète de si près.Cela fait déjà plusieurs semaines que les spécialistes ont annoncé l’évènement. Ce soir, à 23H28 UTC, soit 00H28 heure française, un astéroïde “frôlera” notre planète. Or, si ce phénomène est régulièrement annoncé par les agences spatiales, ici il s’agit d’un réel évènement. Car cela fait près de 35 ans (depuis 1976) qu’un objet aussi gros n’est pas passé si proche de la Terre. L’astéroïde 2005 YU55 mesure en effet 400 mètres de diamètre et s’approchera de la planète à environ 324.600 kilomètres. Mais la NASA a tenu à souligner dans plusieurs communiqués que cette approche ne représentait aucun danger pour la Terre. La trajectoire de l’objet est aujourd’hui bien connue et il n’existe aucun risque de collision. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESANéanmoins, alors qu’en 1976, les astronomes n’avaient pu observer l’astéroïde “frôleur” de l’époque ignorant son passage, cette fois-ci, les spécialistes entendent bien profiter de l’évènement pour en savoir plus sur 2005 YU55. Bien qu’ils le connaissent depuis des années, ils leur manquent encore beaucoup d’informations sur la structure, la composition, la forme de l’objet, etc. Des données qu’ils comptent compléter ce soir même grâce à l’observation de l’astéroïde à travers les antennes radars de l’observatoire planétaire d’Arecibo à Porto Rico. Pour cela, les experts de la NASA enverront des ondes radio vers 2005 YU55 et capteront leur retour grâce aux antennes. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque l’agence entend également photographier l’astéroïde, chose qu’elle a déjà commencé à faire. Ainsi, elle vient tout juste de livrer de nouvelles images de l’objet capturées le 7 novembre alors qu’il se trouvait à 1,38 million de kilomètres de la Terre. C’est le télescope du Deep Space Network de Goldstone en Californie qui a obtenu ces images, tandis qu’il a commencé à traquer 2005 YU55 le 4 novembre. Mais le passage de ce soir devrait permettre d’en fournir encore davantage et de bien plus précises, selon la NASA. Après cela, il faudra attendre 2028 pour qu’un astéroïde de cette taille “frôle” à nouveau la Terre.  Le 8 novembre 2011 à 10:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Google+ Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Travis Browne Pinterest Will Ronda Rousey Join ‘Total Divas’ Cast? Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Top UFC Women’s Star Speaks About Charlotte Flair Who Are Ronda Rousey’s Top WWE Supporters? Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV Show WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next According to a report by ESPN, former RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is taking a hiatus from WWE to start a family.Rousey recently posted on her Instagram account that she is on vacation with her husband, Travis Browne. Rousey captioned the photo an “impregnation vacation.” Rousey is quoted in the article as saying back in January that it’s no secret she wants to start a family.The 32-year old Rousey has no children. Browne, 36, has two sons from a prior marriage. Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey nearly loses finger filming TV ShowVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 93.96%0:04Remaining Time -1:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 3, 2018 Adopt a Senior Pet Month is underway 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Adopting pets is important, and this month is shedding light on the importance of providing homes to senior dogs.Sandie Lampie and the Pet Patrol joined us live Saturday morning with more on how you can help. Open Houses every Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm.1448 Pine Street, Ramona, CA 92065www.frostedfacesfoundation.org center_img November 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_img (Image courtesy of WWD, from March 12, 2015 – Giovanni Giannoni) On Thursday, March 12, WWD informed its audience that it’s transitioning its daily print edition to a weekly format. The final daily edition will be delivered on April 24, and the new weekly edition will begin its run on April 29. Penske Media acquired WWD just under a year ago when it bought Fairchild Fashion Media from Condé Nast for a reported $100M (terms were not confirmed). The deal also included Footwear News, M Magazine and its events division. Not included in the deal were Style.com and NowManifest, which Condé still owns.  The brand is also growing its global reach. It currently has bureaus in Paris, Milan, London and Tokyo, and this year it will expand to China and Brazil. A frequency reduction doesn’t come as much of a surprise these days, but compared to most titles, a weekly edition is still an aggressive play and connotes a commitment to print. The 105-year-old brand will now use the Web as its primary source for daily news and its weekly edition will be a platform for more evergreen content.center_img Given that disparity, it makes sense that WWD would want to enhance its current site and make it a platform for more breaking news and more daily content in general. It will also leverage that platform to produce a “Digital Daily” edition, which will be a round up of top stories from WWD.com.  More on this topic Reed Exhibitions Licenses JCK Magazine to Fairchild’s WWD Fairchild Fashion Media Sells Book Division to Bloomsbury WWD, Tribune Partner On Content Sharing Deal Condé Nast Taking Brides Bimonthly, Boosts Mobile Interaction Briefs: Digital Edition Insights Conde Nast To Put All 18 Titles on NOOK TabletJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by The company’s media kit purports the brand has a print circulation of 59,000, while its website reaches up to 869,000 unique visitors.last_img read more

first_imgBLM’s map of NPR-A acreage available for leasing. The Trump administration is gauging industry interest in portions of the region not currently available for drilling. (Image courtesy BLM)The Trump administration is taking a first step towards potentially opening up new parts of Alaska to oil drilling.Listen nowThe Bureau of Land Management announced Monday that it will consider allowing oil development in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve on Alaska’s North Slope that are currently protected.The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is an Indiana-sized chunk of federal land west of Prudhoe Bay. The BLM is asking for input on what parts of the Reserve should be available for drilling, including areas that were blocked off from oil and gas leasing under the Obama administration.BLM spokesperson Lesli Ellis-Wouters said the announcement is a direct result of an order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke when he visited Alaska this spring. It ordered the agency to review the existing plan.“His direction was to review that Integrated Activity Plan, to ensure that we’re promoting a balance of conservation and development,” Ellis-Wouters said.Ellis-Wouters said the 11 million acres that are now blocked off won’t be available at this year’s oil and gas lease sale. She said at this point, the Interior Department is just gauging industry interest in the region.And there may be a lot of interest from the oil industry. There have been several big oil discoveries in and around the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the past year. According to BLM, some of the area that’s now off-limits has high potential for oil and gas development.But Susan Culliney of Audubon Alaska said that part of the Reserve was protected for a reason. It’s near a giant lake that’s key habitat for many species.“Teshekpuk Lake [and] the special area in and around Teshekpuk Lake are very crucial for wildlife species such as caribou, molting geese, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds congregate in that area,” Culliney said.The deadline for public comment is September 7.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: A delegation of Shiv Sena MPs on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to plug “loopholes” in the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Bima Yojana. The MPs complained that several farmers in Maharashtra have not received adequate compensation for their losses under the crop insurance scheme. The scheme has benefitted insurance companies more than farmers, they said. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us Assembly polls in Maharashtra are due later this year and the issue is already gathering traction in the state. The Shiv Sena has already been vocal about the issue in the state that has seen several farmer suicide cases due to crop failure and drought. Vinay Raut, Shiv Sena’s leader in the Lok Sabha, told reporters that the compensation should be based on the best crop production in the five previous years. Also Read – Kamal Nath states that there is no struggle over leader’s post in MP Advertise With Us Buldhana MP Prataprao Jadhav said insurance companies should also have their offices at block and district levels to facilitate farmers to register their claims. He said farmers cannot file their claims online in 24 hours during natural calamities due to lack of Internet facilities. Having an office at the block, tehsil and district level will greatly help them, he added. Advertise With Us The delegation also demanded that the insurance scheme be made mandatory for the farmers. “The scheme is new and there are loopholes in it which have to be plugged,” he said. Krupal Tumane, the party lawmaker from Ramtek, said the delegation also highlighted the issue of “lethargy” shown by the public sector banks in disbursing loans to farmers. He said nationalised banks have, until June 30, disbursed loans to only 11 per cent farmers, which is hurting agriculturists.last_img read more

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Laura IsenseeStacey Ward teaches math and science to fifth graders at Timbers Elementary. She hopes state Rep. Dan Huberty’s bill to update some parts of Texas’ school finance system passes.At Timbers Elementary, fifth graders recently cut pieces of paper and taped them together to create tiny houses. Their teacher Stacey Ward checked on the next step.“If I’m looking at the bathroom sink, each one of these sides of the square is one, right? So tell me how you’d find the perimeter of the bathroom sink,” Ward asked one student.This craft activity was really math practice in disguise. It’s one reason why her students say Ward makes math and science fun. She’s taught for 20 years, mostly in the Humble Independent School District, a suburb northeast of Houston.Like many teachers, Ward has watched the 85th Legislature session with a sense of resignation.This session in Austin, state lawmakers have debated a slew of high profile changes to public schools. There’s been a so-far failed attempt to create vouchers, which would send public tax dollars to private schools; changes to the state’s A- F report cards to grade schools and districts; and the state budget.“When they took $5.4 billion from us … we kind of learned to do without what we had, so it’s kind of the new normal if you will,” she said.But Ward sees a bright spot for her students and other teachers from her own state representative, Dan Huberty. The Humble Republican chairs the public education committee in the Texas House of Representatives.“It’s my pleasure to be joined by a bipartisan group of my house colleagues, school board members, educators and charter school officials to introduce House Bill 21,” Huberty announced at a press conference in March.The bill tries to reboot how Texas pays for public schools – a conundrum that has stumped lawmakers for decades.“This legislation will put $1.6 billion new into the public education sector,” Huberty told reporters.To put that increase into perspective, the House has budgeted about $42 billion for public schools over the next two years.The House approved Huberty’s bill, and if it ends up passing the Senate, it’ll boost the basic budget for every student by about $200. The bill also creates new funding for dyslexic students. And, for the first time since the 1980s, ups money for bilingual education.That’s a good step, but not enough, according to Ivan Castillo, who’s been teaching bilingual grade schoolers for 22 years.Laura IsenseeIvan Castillo is a member of the Houston Federation of Teachers and has been teaching bilingual education for more than 20 years.Castillo immigrated to Texas from Mexico as a kid, when there was no bilingual education. Now, after 30-plus years of flat funding, English learners might get a 1 percent increase, or about $50 per student.“They need to go into the schools and see what are the things that we have, what are the things that we need,” Castillo said.For Castillo, that’s more books in Spanish, something his school can’t always afford.“It also makes me angry because I know that we have the money in the state and the government in Austin is not doing enough to give us the funds that we need here in Texas,” he added.Talk to even more teachers and education advocates, and they’ll say Texas legislators are shortchanging other areas, like higher education.Others, like Lonnie Hollingsworth, believe lawmakers are right to focus on K-12 this session.“Hopefully we’ll be looking at additional funding for public schools. That’s a good thing,” said Hollingsworth, general counsel for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association in Austin.More measures he hopes pass the finish line: “The continuation of health insurance for retired teachers. That’s also a good thing. Potential reduction on the reliance of high stakes testing, also a good thing.”But then, according to several teachers Houston Public Media talked with, there’s the list of things lawmakers are forgetting: plans to upgrade technology in classrooms; ways to keep good instructors on the job; and how Texas will manage a rapidly growing number of students.“We are adding basically a Fort Worth ISD to the system every year. I believe the number is 50,000,” said Cory Colby. He teaches at Lone Star College and is the past president of the Association of Texas Professional Educators. He said that after the cuts in 2011, more funding sounds great, but lawmakers need to consider quality.Laura IsenseeCory Colby previously taught in Willis public schools and now teaches at Lone Star College in Tomball. He said that state lawmakers need to think bigger next session.“You have to ask the question – what kind of education do you want to give your students? Do you want to give them an education where they’re receiving minimal support?” Colby said.He said that lawmakers need to think bigger next session, not just about keeping up. X 00:00 /04:09last_img read more

first_imgBy MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends.This Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.last_img read more

first_img Register Now » 4 min read This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. January 9, 2015 As cars and trucks get smarter, auto manufacturers are struggling to find a balance between passenger safety and the increasing consumer demand for entertainment and communication.Every day, about 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the CDC. And the NTSB has listed distracted driving – everything from cell phones to in-dash systems and other hands-free devices – on its 2014 “Most Wanted” list, which identifies the year’s biggest transportation challenges.Texting while driving is generally considered the most dangerous – but the growing functionality of entertainment systems in vehicles is raising concerns as well. While manufacturers of these systems have put a heavy emphasis on the use of voice interaction, shortcomings in the technology can still result in drivers taking their eyes off the road and focusing them on the fun stuff in the dashboard.That, in part, is what led to Ford’s recent update of its Sync in-vehicle communications and entertainment system.“We’ve always had an emphasis on voice – and we see people want to use it, but it’s not very snappy or fast,” says Liz Halash, product development engineer for Ford’s Sync system. “We try to make things easy to use and intuitive.”Sync 3 incorporates more conversational voice commands – much like today’s smartphones. Users, for instance, can say “Find me a cup of coffee” and the system will navigate them to the nearest barista.Still, Sync 3 doesn’t completely address the distracted driver issue. While the system will link to a driver’s phone and read a text message aloud, drivers can also read the message on the console – and they’re also able to scroll through their contacts list on a screen as they drive.Hyundai, meanwhile, is showing off video concept footage at CES of ideas that could prevent distracted driving accidents in future car models. The company’s proposed Highway Drive Assist System automatically keeps cars in the correct lane and maintains an appropriate distance between vehicles, while the Autonomous Emergency Stop System will sense if the driver is debilitated and then maneuver the car to the shoulder of the road to stop.The company did not provide a time frame for implementing either program, though.Over at the Intel booth, SeeingMachines is demonstrating a different sort of prototype to address the issue – a face-tracking camera that knows when a driver has taken his or her attentions off of the road.Buzz Dean, senior vice president of engineering, says if the driver glances away to, say, read a text just as another vehicle pulls in front of him or her, the system will issue an alert – ranging from a message, audio signal or haptic feedback, such as shaking the brake pedal if you’re too close to a car or vibrating your seat if the system feels you’re getting drowsy.“It’s raising awareness and helping drivers understand what’s going on while they’re distracted” he says. “It’s a marriage of tech within the car and what we add with vision systems.”SeeingMachines has struck partnership deals with several manufacturers, says Dean, but they have not yet been publicly revealed. He expects the technology to be in cars within three years.That may not be enough for some government officials, though.“While laws and regulations already prohibit [personal electronic device] usage in some operations, such as during commercial flight operations and by on-duty rail operations personnel, these laws and regulations need to be expanded to … all motor vehicle drivers,” the NTSB said in a statement. “Such laws and regulations set a tone for what will and will not be tolerated when operating … vehicles.”Automakers acknowledge the problem, but say given how widespread the use of phones and other entertainment devices has become, it’s unrealistic to expect people to not use them on the road.“Automakers have been working to mitigate distraction in vehicles since we developed the first set of distraction guidelines in 2003 – years before this issue entered the broader public debate and a full decade before NHTSA published its guidelines for vehicles,” said the Alliance of Automotive Makers, an automotive trade group made up of 12 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM and Toyota. “But today’s consumers insist on connectivity at all times and, even while driving, routinely use a variety of portable devices.” Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Ever wanted to live completely off the grid? Thanks to the work of the architectural minds behind 1 World Trade Center and scientists from Tennessee, 3-D printing technology could one day be used to do just that.Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee teamed up to design one of the biggest 3-D printed structures ever created — the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Structure, or the AMIE 1.0, Wired reports.The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy structure–AMIE 1.0, for short–is a 3-D printed structure and a glimpse at how architects think we might live off-the-grid, and in the future.Image credit: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORYRelated: For the First Time Ever, 3-D Printed Pill Receives FDA ApprovalIn January, AMIE made its debut at the NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas. So what’s so special about it? It is a sustainable 3-D printed home and car that generate and share electricity. The car and house are linked together by a wireless charging pad that is switched on when the vehicle is parked on it.The 3D-printed house, which looks a little like the skeleton of an Airstream trailer —  white and tubular with slotted sides — comes equipped with lights, faucets, a stove and a refrigerator that are all powered by solar panels. When the appliances are turned off, the electricity is stored in the home’s battery. The SUV also has a battery and a generator that runs on gasoline. If the sun isn’t out, the structure can pull energy from its batteries.AMIE is very much a prototype, but because the structure’s functional “kitchen”–complete with faucets, a refrigerator, and induction stovetops–the SOM and Oak Ridge designers were able to put their concept to the test. The wireless, bidirectional energy system worked–at least, in a controlled setting.Image credit: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORYRelated: High School Students 3-D Printed a Custom Wheelchair to Help This Resilient Little Kitten The idea of sustainability has been a throughline of the project. “We were really intrigued with it because the whole idea of 3-D printing is that eventually you can design a building, and print it in a way that you have no waste,” Phil Enquist, a partner at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, told Wired.Enquist also believes that with a continued collaboration between the private and public sector, 3D-printed homes could be made on a broader scale as soon as next year.The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy structure–AMIE 1.0, for short–is a 3-D printed structure and a glimpse at how architects think we might live off-the-grid, and in the future.Image credit: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY  March 8, 2016 3 min readcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgPuerto Morelos, Q.R. — An afternoon accident outside Puerto Morelos created a long line of traffic and left several injured. Police were called to attend to the scene after a tire on a tour van heading toward Playa del Carmen blew.The sudden tire loss caused the van to leave the roadway and hit a metal billboard stand where it came to a stop beside a light pole. The impact of the hit caused the passenger side of the van to V, while the front end of the van and windshield also suffered extensive damage.Preliminary reports say that the van was traveling toward Playa del Carmen when the tire blew. The driver of the tour van was among the injured. In total, eight were taken to area hospitals, seven of which were passengers. The injured suffered varying degrees of injuries.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | March 07, 2016 Nautilus Medical Introduces MatrixRay Radiology Image Management Platform Device-independent platform enables worldwide access to radiology studies via peer-to-peer exchange network Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more March 7, 2016 — Nautilus Medical Inc. has announced worldwide availability of MatrixRay, its next-generation radiology image management platform. The release of MatrixRay to the entire medical healthcare market was announced from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, Feb. 29-March 4 in Las Vegas.MatrixRay is a device-independent radiology platform that enables access to radiology studies worldwide via a peer-to-peer exchange network of physicians and other clinicians. The MatrixRay platform is the first true clean-slate design for the modern era of radiology, according to Nautilus Medical, offering many industry firsts, including:Unlimited free client download and unlimited free support;Self-installing;Pay-per-use;Peer-to-peer network image sharing; andIntuitive user interface.Finally, with MatrixRay, all constituents — providers, patients, insurers, data analysts, clinical researchers, educators and students — will have access to radiology studies and data, free of encumbrances previously imposed by constrained traditional platforms. Fully HIPAA-compliant and providing imaging platform interoperability, MatrixRay drives down provider and payer costs, increases access, empowers caregivers and patients, eliminates errors and guarantees data security.MatrixRay offers full compliance with the global DICOM file format standard, eliminates the need for CDs and film, and enables nearly instantaneous sharing of studies regardless of global locale or technology. MatrixRay lowers costs for all constituents – providers, payers, and patients. It avoids liabilities associated with rescans, and, most importantly, is designed to improve diagnoses, treatments and outcomes.For more information: www.matrixray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more last_img read more

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first_imgAnother issue is that uThukela does not send out water trucks to the affected areas, and people have to battle with dry taps.“We are now fed up. uThukela needs to catch a wake-up and do their jobs properly,” fumed Mrs Pillay, a resident of Aloe Park. “We are the ones suffering without water, not them,” she added.Commenting on the matter, uThukela said there are burst pipes in the Egerton area, as well as other areas in town and in Steadville. uThukela workers are currently fixing the leaks.Lashing out at uThukela, uThukela Task Team chairman Pravesh Dookhee expressed outrage at the lack of accountability by uThukela senior management.“They never answer their phones; the only person who does is the speaker,” he explained.The uThukela Task Team intends to raise the water issue with national government should uThukela District Municipality continue to ignore efforts to resolve the water crisis facing this town. Aloe Park residents are fuming after not having water from the early hours of this morning (Tuesday). This is an ongoing problem in Aloe Park.For the past three weeks, Aloe Park residents have had ongoing water problems, with water being cut sometimes for days without any feedback from uThukela.People living in other areas of Ladysmith (Acaciavale, Leonardsville, Farquhar Road, Egerton) have also been experiencing water cuts since last week Sunday. But they have not been affected to the extent of Aloe Park.In Aloe Park and parts of Acaciavale, water is turned off in the morning and then back on in the afternoon on an almost daily basis.“This is ridiculous because we are paying for water and should have it available to us all the time,” said one resident who is affected by the problem. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more