Dr Stan Kutcher to Meet with Members of Cape Breton Community


first_imgMental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will travel to Cape Breton Monday, June 26, to look into mental health needs for young people in the community. He will talk with families, schools, and the community and determine what initiatives can help address mental health concerns on the island. Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill reached out to Dr. Kutcher after several teen suicides in the area. “My colleagues and I, along with all Nova Scotians, mourn with the families of Cape Breton,” said Mr. Delorey. “We need to take immediate steps so we have asked Dr. Kutcher to go to Cape Breton to look into this very serious situation. “Government is committed to strengthening mental health and wellness services in Nova Scotia and we are eager to hear what Dr. Kutcher learns from his time in the community.” Dr. Kutcher specializes in youth mental health and suicide, and is co-chair of the Minister’s Mental Health Advisory Panel. “We need to better understand the particular needs of those in the community so we can best help the young people who live there,” said Dr. Kutcher. “The conversations I will have over the next few days will give us some of that insight.” Dr. Kutcher will report back to the ministers in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Man admits sneaking snakes over CanadaUS border in socks


first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. – A Mississauga, Ont., resident who as caught trying to sneak snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty.Federal prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y., say 28-year-old Chaoyi Le faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations. Sentencing is set for Oct. 30.He was arrested in 2014 at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in western New York after Canadian border agents discovered three live albino western hognose snakes hidden in his socks.At first, Le said he’d found them in a New York park, but eventually admitted buying them.Authorities say Le, a Chinese citizen who lives in Mississauga, was trying to avoid a U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspection.Court documents say that on the same day, Le also mailed several snakes from New York to China.last_img read more

Stars Take Part In Great Ormond Street Hospital Advent Calendar


first_imgGreat Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is counting down to Christmas with a star-studded online advent calendar.A host of the UK’s favourite celebrities, including stars from Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and Downton Abbey, have recorded video messages sending their season’s greetings to families at Great Ormond Street Hospital.Among the stars who have been revealed so far are Orlando Bloom, Tess Daly, Vernon Kay, Dynamo, Olly Murs, Union J, Little Mix, Peter Andre, Martin Freeman, Pixie Lott, Alan Carr, Emma Bunton, Miranda Hart… and more to come over the next few days!Each day, the charity will post a cryptic clue on Twitter and Facebook before opening the advent calendar to reveal the identity of the star behind the door.To follow the advent calendar and test your celebrity knowledge against the daily clues, check out their Facebook page and @GreatOrmondSt on Twitter.The charity is also asking people across the UK to send their own Christmas message to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of its Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal, which invites supporters to write messages on stockings which are displayed in the hospital for patients, staff, and families to read. To create your own stocking, visit the Great Big Christmas Stocking Appeal website.last_img read more

Legislation introduced to limit pain and suffering payouts on minor injury claims


first_imgA limit on pain and suffering damages for minor injuries will allow ICBC to redirect resources to increasing benefits for lost pay and medical rehabilitation for all people injured in accidents. A limit of $5,500 on pain and suffering payouts for minor injury claims would also go into effect on April 1st, 2019. The bill defines a minor injury as one “that does not result in a serious impairment or a permanent serious disfigurement” and is not resolved in 12 months. It gives the government broad power to define specific minor injuries in the future.  Injury costs in B.C. increased 80 percent between 2009 and 2016, from from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion.“Today’s legislation is about doing what’s best for B.C. drivers – both in what they pay for insurance and in making sure they get the best coverage if they’re injured,” said Eby. “For years, B.C. drivers have had to pay more and more simply to cover the spiralling legal and administrative costs at ICBC. We can’t right the past – but we can put ICBC back on track to deliver more affordable rates and better coverage for drivers moving forward.”“It is unacceptable, not just that British Columbians faced skyrocketing rates while ICBC lost hundreds of millions of dollars, but also that benefits for injured drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians have been frozen in time for a quarter century. We are rebalancing where ICBC premium dollars go. We’re shifting the money out of administration, expert reports and court processes, and into driver’s pockets through stable rates and better benefits.” VICTORIA, B.C. — Attorney General David Eby says that the provincial government has introduced legislation to try to restore the finances of ICBC, which he referred to in January as a “financial dumpster fire.”If they’re approved by the legislature, the amendments to the Insurance Act and the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act will simplify dispute resolution processes for cases under $50,000, allowing them to be resolved in as little as 90 days. Those cases are currently lasting two to three years in B.C. Supreme Court.The government said that legal fees and expenses have grown to 24 percent of ICBC’s total annual costs.last_img read more

Prime Minister calls for unity says no room for another war


“If there is a threat to that then that threat must be stopped,” he said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for unity in the country saying there cannot be room for another war.He says the unity must be protected to take the development agenda of the country forward. Wickremesinghe was speaking at an event held at Temple Trees today which was attended by participants from the North and South. The Prime Minister said that the country is now on a path to development and has obtained international support for the process.He said that Japan has come forward to assist Sri Lanka while India is to fund the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in the country. The Prime Minister also said that China had offered USD 300 million to assist Sri Lanka.He said noted that Sri Lanka will reap the benefits from the Colombo pot city, now known as the financial city, which is under construction and the Hambantota port economic zone.“For all this we need unity. Those who could not succeed through extremism are now trying to spread hatred through religious extremism. We must condemn that. The Lord Buddha has taught us how to speak. In the same manner Christianity and Hinduism and Islam has also taught us things. So we must condemn any attempt to spread racial or religious hatred,” he said. The Prime Minister also said that if anyone breaks the law the Police have a responsibility to take action. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Wonder Woman Director gives thumbs up to Sri Lankan wonder women


However in a counter attack, those supportive of the two girls took to social media to back them and others who appeared at Asus Lanka Comic Con. (Colombo Gazette) Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins has given a thumbs up to Sri Lankan wonder women who dressed up as the character at the Asus Lanka Comic Con, 2017 held over the weekend.“The look so great, strong and beautiful!!! Such amazing work and costumes,” Patty Jenkins tweeted on an image of two young girls who were dressed up as Wonder Woman at the Asus Lanka Comic Con held in Colombo. The look so great, strong and beautiful!!! Such amazing work and costumes. @GalGadot https://t.co/RqjbOd8bDb— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 29, 2017 Earlier the two girls in the photograph cam under a scathing attack on social media. read more

Attracting private foreign investment to Kosovo focus of upcoming UNbacked meeting


With the privatization of some 350 collectively-owned businesses slated for later this year, the first wave of investors will have a unique opportunity to take part in the new stage of economic development being planned for the UN-administered province, said organizers of the Kosovo Investment Conferences (KICO), which gets underway tomorrow.”We know that potential foreign investors are those individuals with personal contacts and special knowledge of and interest in Kosovo,” said Prime Minister Bajram Rexhepi. “We believe that a significant number of ordinary non-residents could play a major role in contributing to Kosovo’s economy.”In addition to Mr. Rexhepi, other speakers scheduled to address the Conference include Francesco Bastagli, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Kosovo, representatives of the United States Government, and officials from the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce and the Kosovo Trust Agency (KTA).Kosovo currently relies primarily on trade and imports, but needs a fresh infusion of private investment if it hopes to have a viable economic future, the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said in a statement. “A sound base of regulations governing private sector growth, as well as privatisation, has been developed to provide an enabling environment to support and sustain a free-market economy,” it noted. read more

Scanlon scores 12 late Boston University beats Elon 6558


ELON, N.C. — Tyler Scanlon scored a dozen points in the last three minutes as he and Max Mahoney finished with 18 points apiece and Boston University rallied past Elon 65-58 on Saturday, wrapping up a six-game road trip and winning in North Carolina for the first time since 1997.Elon, trailing 28-25 at halftime, surged ahead by eight after the break but Mahoney and Javante McCoy each converted 3-point plays as the Terriers cut the lead to 46-44. Scanlon hit a 3-pointer for a 56-55 Boston lead with 2:42 remaining and the Phoenix scored only three more points from there, none at all in the last two minutes.Scanlon scored four straight free throws in the waning seconds, added a drive and a 3-point play after his go-ahead 3 to score 12 points in less than three minutes.The Terriers (5-4) controlled the boards, 47-28, which helped them to a 36-12 disparity on points in the paint and survive 15 turnovers and Elon’s 10 3-pointers.Sheldon Eberhardt led the Phoenix (3-5) with 20 points and five assists, Steven Santa Ana scored 19.The Associated Press read more

Pacers Paul George I Really Wasnt Ready For That


Paul George, the NBA’s 2012-13 most improved player, recently explained how he wasn’t prepared for the role of “leader” of the Indiana Pacers during last year’s NBA season.In an interview with NBA Inside Stuff reporter Dennis Scott, George confessed, “I really wasn’t ready for that moment.”George mentioned that he wasn’t particularly prepared to be the go-to guy on the team at the beginning of last season, but he did what he needed to do to fit into the role.He eventually excelled in the position, leading his team to the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. There, he and his team went up against league MVP LeBron James and the defending champs Miami Heat, taking them all the way to game seven where they eventually lost.See what George had to say in the video above. read more

EHF CL Wisla Plock close to TOP 16


2KIF Kolding5401123:1138 4Orlen Wisła Płock6303163:1546 ← Previous Story Budapest to host first ever Women’s EHF CL F4! Next Story → LUCKY, LUCKY BOY: Johan Sjostrand wins on horse betting again – 240.000 EUR! 5FC Porto Vitalis6105134:1642 6Dunkerque HB6006133:1600 Polish runner-up Orlen Wisla Plock are close to EHF CL TOP 16 after victory over Portuguese champion FC Porto 28:22 (12:10). Manolo Cadenas’ team had no problem to overplay the guests from Atlantic, who are with French Dunkerque “under line” of places which lead to TOP 16. Serbian playmaker Petar Nenadic was the TOP scorer with 7 goals…Wisła: Sego – Wiśniewski 2, Zrnić 2/1, Nikcević 3, Kwiatkowski, Toromanović 4, Syprzak 3, Nenadić 7, Lijewski 6, Eklemović 1, Milas.Porto: Bravo, Laurentino – Moreira 1, Santos 3/2, Pereira 1, Salina, Borges 1, Duarte 3, Ferraz 6, Belmiro, Spinola 4/2, Davyes 3, Rosario.THW Kiel beat Dunkerque 28:25 day before.STANDINGS: handballOrlen Wisla PlockTHW Kiel 1THW Kiel6501180:16610 3Vive Targi Kielce5401156:1328 read more

Foreign words on shopfront signs could be a thing of the past


first_imgIn areas with a large migrant population across Australia, it’s not uncommon to see business signage in a language other than English. But Strathfield Council in Sydney is looking at a plan to reduce this.If the proposal goes ahead, foreign text will be required by law to be 30 per cent the size of its equivalent in the English language, reports SBS News.The proposal was moved at the last council meeting by Independent Councillor Matthew Blackmore. He says the policy is “designed to set a standard in the presentation of signs in shops”.The NSW Business Chamber has expressed its support, with chamber spokesperson Damian Kelly saying “There may be some potential customers who may feel they’re unwelcome in that particular shop, restaurant, cafe, whatever business it is” but added that they are apprehensive about the added red-tap.If the plan goes ahead, the chamber called on the council to work directly with businesses in the transition.According to the last census survey conducted, Strathfield is home to two in three people who speak a language other than English, the most common being Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese.While the signage called into question sees the foreign language as the dominant one, English is also included, but not at the ratio the council is proposing.If the policy change is passed, Greek-owned businesses are not immune, and could be adopted by councils across the country.Strathfield Council is currently open to community feedback on the matter. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

French media Tottenham considering a bid for Adrien Rabiot


first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering entering the race for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotThe France international has featured in all five of PSG’s Ligue 1 games this season.But Rabiot has less than 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Parc des Princes and appears increasingly unlikely to sign an extension.The 23-year-old has already allegedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Although now Paris United claim that Spurs are considering making an approach for Rabiot in January.The Lilywhites failed to sign a single player in the summer transfer window and, on the back of two consecutive losses, manager Mauricio Pochettino is considering whether to bolster his squad options at the start of 2019.Rabiot would also serve as an ideal replacement for midfielder Mousa Dembele, who is expected to leave North London this summer once his contract expires.PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has already made it clear though that he intends to do everything he can to keep Rabiot at the club.last_img read more

Revitalizing Grand Bahama – Letter of Intent Signed for Our Lucayan Properties


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 23, 2017 – Grand Bahama – The Government received a mandate from the Bahamian people and the people of Grand Bahama to restore economic health and vitality to the economy of Grand Bahama.  Over the past several months we have made positive steps to improve Grand Bahama’s economy.  However, the island’s recovery will not be complete until the full opening and development of the Our Lucayan strip properties.While this process has taken longer than the Government would have liked, significant progress has been made.I am therefore pleased to inform Grand Bahamians and the nation that today my office has been informed that the owners of the hotel strip have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Paul Wynn.   This is a very important formal step toward the completion of the sale.The Government will now enter the approval stage and enter formal discussions with Paul Wynn on a Heads of Agreement, which will detail the future development of the hotel strip.   We expect this process to be completed within the next month to two months.The Government is very hopeful that this important formal step will lead to the full renovation, opening and redevelopment of the entire strip in early part of 2018, helping to bring much needed economic growth and jobs to Grand Bahama, which will also help to boost the national economy.Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

It took a lot of guts Manuel Akanji


first_imgThe Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”last_img read more

What is sport climbing


first_img 0 Fitness Sports Tags Post a commentcenter_img Share your voice Getty Images At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we’ll get to watch athletes compete for gold medals in four new sports: karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing (also known as indoor rock climbing).  Rock climbing has been around since — well, since the first time someone tried to climb something rocky. But modern recreational climbing started in the 19th century, with Sport Climbing only emerging in the 1970s and ’80s. In traditional climbing, sport climbing’s outdoor counterpart, the focus is typically on scaling a route or reaching the top of a natural landmark. A lead climber will place bolts on a mountain as they go, typically with hand drills, then remove them once they are complete. The climbers use ropes to protect themselves against falls. gettyimages-1127551032.jpgTraditional climbing takes place outside without a predetermined route. Getty Images In contrast, sport climbing takes place on engineered or indoor routes where climbers are using protection already bolted in place. They practice in pursuit of physical perfection and strategy as opposed to vertical height. Rock climbing has evolved as a catch-all term for many different sports, including everything from free soloing to bouldering. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about sport climbing at the 2020 Olympics. Sport climbing events at the 2020 Olympics Sport climbing will be broken up into three separate disciplines: speed climbing, lead climbing and bouldering. Not every country will be represented; only 20 athletes per gender (40 climbers total) will be allowed to compete at the Games, and only 2 athletes per gender per country will compete in any given event. FYI, the International Olympic Committee currently recognizes only two genders — female and male. There are currently stipulations for athletes that identify as transgender, both female and male, to compete. But there aren’t any guidelines or rulings for athletes who don’t identify as female or male — including those who are nonbinary, agender and genderqueer. Speed climbing48197605737-530595438d-oTwo climbers, one wall. IFSC Speed climbing is relatively simple: there are two climbers with safety ropes and one 15-meter wall set at a 95-degree angle. The climbers race against each other to get to the top, with the fastest one winning.  Bouldering48027672136-56260aac2a-oAthletes use physical and mental precision to climb to the top of a bouldering route. IFSC Bouldering takes place on an even shorter wall, where climbers take turns attempting to scale as many routes on a four-meter-tall wall in 4 minutes. Each route (also called a bouldering problem) is laid out with hand and foot holds in a specific color, and they vary in difficulty based on the size of the holds and the way they are spaced out. A climber completes a problem by grabbing the top hold with both hands. Lead climbing48322747156-585511f9a3-oIn Lead Climbing, participants secure themselves with a rope as they climb higher. IFSC Lead climbing is arguably the most recognizable of the three events. The climber has six minutes to climb as high on a wall that is taller than 15 meters. They use safety ropes that attach to quickdraws on their way up, allowing the rope to run freely while they stay anchored to the wall. If two athletes reach the same point on the wall, the person who got there first is the winner.  In both bouldering and lead climbing, climbers are not allowed to practice climbing on the routes before they compete or watch each other scale the wall, and they only have a couple of minutes to study the routes and decide their strategy before the timer begins. How to qualify for Olympic sport climbing The 40 spots total for sport climbing are going to be hard to nab. One male and one female spot will be reserved for athletes from Japan, the host country. Another man and woman will be chosen by the Tripartite Commission, who give Olympic spots out to qualified athletes in special circumstances. If you were counting on your toes and fingers, that leaves 36 total spots left.  The rest of the spots will be determined through a series of qualifying events taking place from August 2019 till spring 2020.  IFSC Combined World Championships The championship event for the International Federation of Sport Climbing will take place on August 20-21, 2019 in Toyko, Japan. The top seven women and top seven men will each receive Olympic invitations. Because each country can only have two male and two female athletes, if one country has many female competitors in the top seven, only the top two will be invited and other women further down the list will get bids (the same goes for the men).  Olympic qualifying event  This will take place on November 28-December 1, 2019, in Toulouse, France. Athletes that have already qualified for the Olympics will not attend. The only invited athletes will be the top 20 climbers on the IFSC’s World Cup circuit, so climbers will be encouraged to participate in the World season. Similar rules as the last event apply, but this time only 6 female and 6 male athletes will get Olympic bids (and again, only 4 total from each country).  If you’re still managing to count along, you’ll notice that there’s only five spots for men and five for women remaining. Instead of any more mega-events, the rest of bids will be determined through a series of continental championships.  Continental championships Athletes that still haven’t qualified can compete in these events, but there’s a twist: climbers can only participate in the event that their climbing federation is a member of. So, a climber from the US can only compete in the Pan-Am event. The male and female winners from each event will be awarded a spot, but if their country has already met its limit of four athletes total, the Olympic bid will go to the next in line.  The first continental championship is the Pan-Am event on Feb. 27 to March 1, 2020 at Sender One in Los Angeles, California. The next four take place in April through May of 2020 in each major continent. Medaling system tokyo-2020-medalsThe Olympic and Paralympic medals are made from recycled electronics. Tokyo 2020 If you thought the qualifying system was a bit complicated, take a deep breath. There’s only one set of medals awarded per gender, so all three events will go into determining which country gets the gold, silver and bronze. The speed climbing discipline will be done in a bracket format, with athletes competing head to head, while bouldering is in a leaderboard format. Lead climbing will have a point system in which each hold on the wall counts as one point and the athlete who climbs the highest will obtain the highest score. Once all the athletes are ordered by placement per event, their placement numbers will be multiplied, and the climbers with the lowest scores will win medals. Because of the scoring format, each climber will compete in each event. For example, if an athlete gets second place in speed climbing, third in bouldering and first in lead climbing their overall score would be six (2 times 3 times 1 equals 6).  Sport climbing schedule The Olympic master schedule has already been released, with sport climbing qualifying events on Aug. 4 and 5, 2020. The finals will be on Aug. 6 and 7. In the US, NBC will broadcast events, with the BBC securing rights in England and Channel Seven, 7Mate and 7Two in Australia. All events will take place at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. last_img read more

Minor girl raped impregnated in Visakhapatnam


first_imgVisakhapatnam: In a gruesome incident, a minor girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by a man in Gopalapatnam at Visakhapatnam district. This incident happened at Netaji Nagar near Gopalapatnam railway station. The man allegedly lured the girl and impregnated her. In order to abort, he gave pills to the girl where she suffered bleeding. With this, he has taken the girl to the local hospital at Gopalapatnam where doctors referred to KGH here in the city. Later, the girl was shifted to KGH in 108. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us The locals alleged that by using the influence, he had done abortion to the girl, and later he has hidden the girl and her mother. They also said he threatened the girls family members over giving the complaint. On the other side, the doctors at Gopalapatnam hospital said that the girl who was brought to them was already four months pregnant and the man with the girl had the argument with them. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Usually, the 108, and KGH staff should inform the police as they suspect that the minor girl is pregnant. But nothing such incident has happened. However, Gopalapatnam CI Ramaniah said that they had not received any complaint regarding the incident. He said the action would be taken if a complaint is registered.last_img read more

Researchers find blocking Internet pirating sites is not effective


first_img Citation: Researchers find blocking Internet pirating sites is not effective (2013, January 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-blocking-internet-pirating-sites-effective.html Credit: Tobias Lauinger et al. Researchers find most BitTorrent users being monitored 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. There has been a lot of press coverage of pirating on the Internet and corporate efforts to stop it, yet to date, the researchers note, very little if any research has been conducted to determine if the methods used are effective. To find out for themselves, the team began monitoring the availably of thousands of files spread across the Internet via popular file-hosting sites. They noted that as sites were blocked, availability of certain files dropped, but only for a short time – soon other sites picked up the slack and the files formerly found on the blocked site soon became available on other hosting sites, making the blocking action moot.As part of their research, the team also noted that the shutdown of the wildly popular Megaupload site did little to curb the spread of content that users had previously found there. They suggest that if anything, shutting down arguably the most popular file sharing site on the Internet led to a more fractured landscape, with many more small sites sharing files, making stopping piracy even more difficult. The researchers also counted the number of file-sharing sites that are believed to currently host pirated content and found over 10,000 domain names covering more than 5,000 IP addresses.After analyzing their data, the research team concluded that blocking file-hosting sites is ineffective and the practice has done little to lessen the number of illegally shared files available for download from such sites. They suggest that taking away the ability to process payments from such services would likely be much more effective, though they also note the difficulty content providers might find in separating legitimate file-hosting sites from those that share pirated material. Another approach they suggest is that a more reasonable alternative be created that reduces demand, similar to the model that has been created for downloadable music. © 2013 Phys.org More information: Clickonomics: Determining the Effect of Anti-Piracy Measures for One-Click Hosting (paper PDF) (Phys.org)—Researchers at Boston’s Northeastern University have conducted a study on the effectiveness of anti-piracy measures taken by content providers to deter the illegal sharing of files on the Internet. Their research shows that tactics such as blocking sites by seizing domains names does little to curb the sharing of protected files. They suggest that providers instead focus on blocking the income stream such sites generate.last_img read more

Amartya Sens sisters Bolpur house robbed


first_imgKolkata: The house of Kajari Roy Chaudhury, sister of Noble laureate Amartya Sen, was robbed on Tuesday night. According to the sources, the neighbours of Roy Chaudhury noticed the windows were broken and informed police.Roy Chaudhury owns a house at Gurupally in Bolpur. However, she stays in Kolkata for professional reasons. She visits there twice a year and for the rest of the year, the house remains locked. On Wednesday morning, some neighbours noticed broken window panes and immediately informed her and called the police. The sleuths found the lock of the main door broken and two almirahs were empty. They suspect more than one person’s involvement in the crime. Though a probe has been initiated, police are yet to make arrests. They are checking with sources if any local miscreant was noticed in the area recently.last_img read more

Henry VIII Letter that Reflected War Preparations in 1541 Auctioned


first_imgA letter from King Henry VIII appointing a master gunner to the royal garrison in Hull, believed to have been written in 1541, was auctioned for $25,000 (£20,000). The note is signed “Henry R” and bears the remains of a wax seal. It was sent to Sir Richard Long and Michael Stanhope, the commanders of the city’s military base.The King asked that the gunner, Thomas King, be paid wages of eight pence a day, with four pence for his assistant.Portrait of Henry VIII, c. 1536. Oil and tempera on oak, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.Henry VIII traveled to the north of England in 1541 with his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. One of his goals was to meet James V of Scotland, the son of his older sister, Margaret. James V did not show up, however.Henry visited Hull as part of this royal progress. The auctioneers said: “Henry visited Hull in August and September 1541 and made extensive orders for its fortification and garrisoning over the following months, perhaps in preparation for his attack on Scotland later in 1542.”There were other tensions to be dealt with besides Scotland.The letter was sent to the commanders of Hull’s military garrison.In mid-September 1541 Henry VIII, his wife, and his courtiers entered the city of York. There the mayor, aldermen, and other leaders begged for forgiveness from Henry VIII for their participation in an earlier religious rebellion called the Pilgrimage of Grace.The Pilgrimage of Grace was a widespread rebellion across the north prompted by distress over Henry VIII’s break with the Catholic Church and his Dissolution of the Monasteries. The king ransacked the abbeys, and the monks, nuns, and friars were rendered homeless.Photo by HFAThe disruption to the kingdom was made stark in an archaeological dig conducted at Hull.  According to the BBC, “archaeologists at the Hull excavation found stones taken from destroyed monasteries which were reused in some of the walls at the fort.”Henry VIII had ordered that Hull’s defenses be strengthened. A stone block house was built in 1541 at a cost of more than £20,000 to house guns and to protect the gunners and ammunition.Portrait of Henry VIIIIt was part of a system of three forts linked by a curtain wall intended to protect the city and its port.The fact that Henry VIII was personally ordering payments for people in this letter also bears testament to the King personally overseeing many matters in his country after the execution of Thomas Cromwell in July 1540. For a number of years before his arrest for treason, Cromwell administered the business of England for Henry.Thomas Cromwell by Hans Holbein the Younger (1532/1533).Cromwell was executed the same day that Henry VIII married Catherine Howard, who was perhaps 17 years old. But while Henry was able to control the payment of the gunner for the Hull fortifications, it turned out he could not control his young wife.While Queen Catherine accompanied Henry VIII on his progress through the north, she was secretly meeting with a young courtier named Thomas Culpepper.Catherine of Aragon, Henry’s first queen.When the royal couple returned to England, Henry was given a letter by the Archbishop of Canterbury saying that his wife had had a “dissolute” life before marrying him.His beautiful young queen was eventually arrested for adultery, as were Culpepper and a man she had a relationship with before becoming queen, Francis Dereham.Henry VIII wept when told of the reports of his wife’s infidelity. He did not grant her mercy, however. She was beheaded on February 13, 1542 at the Tower of London.That same year, England went to war with Scotland. James V led an army south but he was defeated in the Battle of Solway Moss, even though the Scottish forces outnumbered the English.Read another story from us: A Closer Look at the Incredibly Bizarre Horned Helmet of Henry VIIIHumiliated, depressed, and ill, James V died on December 14, 1542. He was succeeded by his infant daughter, who became known as Mary, Queen of Scots.As for Henry VIII, he married one more time — the widow Catherine Parr — before dying in 1547.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. Her new book, The Blue, is a spy story set in the 18th-century porcelain world. For more information, go to www.nancybilyeau.comlast_img read more

Chelsea Hotel Toronto raises 100000 for SickKids


first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group TORONTO — Chelsea Hotel, Toronto recently presented a cheque for $100,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) as part of SickKids Foundation’s Donor of the Week program.“The ability to ‘give back’ to the community is not only an important philosophy of the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, it is something the hotel practices every day. We are not only willing to go above and beyond to bring comfort to our guests, but also to bring comfort to families in need in the local community in which we operate,” said Josef Ebner, Regional Vice President – Canada & Managing Director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.He adds: “It is our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much needed funds to help those children in their care.”For the past 17 years the annual Chelsea Charity Golf Classic has raised funds and awareness for charity and this year’s event will once again support AboutKidsHealth.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksChelsea Hotel has donated $500,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth since 2013. AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that empowers families to become a partner in their own health care by equipping them with reliable, evidence-based health information that is easy to understand and immediately available, regardless of where they are in Canada or the world.Chelsea Hotel has committed to raise another $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign, bringing their total commitment to the campaign to over $1 million. As a result of their pledge of $1 million total, the hotel is designated a Catalyst Donor.“We are incredibly grateful for the continued leadership and generous support of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto,” said Adam Starkman, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their contributions will help SickKids continue to invest in important educational resources like AboutKidsHealth and build a renewed, re-imagined SickKids with cutting-edge operating suites, more room for families and more room for the innovative technologies that will deliver better outcomes for children in Canada and around the world.” Tags: Chelsea Hotel Chelsea Hotel, Toronto raises $100,000 for SickKidscenter_img Posted by Thursday, September 27, 2018 Sharelast_img read more