Joe Paterno’s Son, Jay Paterno, Has Landed A New Job

first_imgJoe Paterno walks onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks on to the field before the start of their game against the Syracuse Orangemen at Beaver Stadium September 12, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)Joe Paterno’s son, Jay Paterno, who coached at Penn State from 1995-2011, has apparently landed a new job.As pointed out by SB Nation, Jay Paterno is now blogging in promotion of Saudi Arabia.Seriously.“Last month took an amazing journey….resolved to focus on ground level personal interactions & connections between people of 2 different countries. Shared the experience & lessons here…..” he tweeted.Last month took an amazing journey….resolved to focus on ground level personal interactions & connections between people of 2 different countries. Shared the experience & lessons here…..— Jay Paterno (@JayPaterno) January 14, 2019Paterno wrote an OP-ED column in the Arab News.Here’s part of the column:When I was invited to visit Saudi Arabia, there was admittedly some hesitation. In the West, the Kingdom can seem to be a distant and veiled foreign land. But I decided to put macro-geopolitical controversies aside and go focused on learning from personal connections.For many in a Judeo-Christian-dominated society, the Muslim faith remains mysterious and unknown. But one of my great fortunes in life was to be born to visionary parents. They led an effort to build an all-faith spiritual center at Penn State University that houses worship and office space for dozens of student religious groups, including a kosher kitchen, a Muslim prayer room and foot baths.Being raised to respect all peoples and faiths, my journey began with a goal of seeing not where we differ as peoples and nations, but where we are similar. The trip was an unforgettable experience.The Arab News mentions Paterno as a “writer and consultant on politics, leadership, crisis communications and public relations.”You can read the full column here.last_img read more

New VLCC with 15Year Charter Joins Ocean Yield

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norway-based shipping company Ocean Yield has taken delivery of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Nissos Santorini. The vessel was delivered from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and is the third in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the company in 2019.Upon delivery, the ship commenced a 15-year bareboat charter to Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp with a 5-year sub-charter to Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.Okeanis Eco Tankers, established in 2018 by the Alafouzos family, has seven tankers built between 2015 to 2018 and eight VLCCs scheduled for delivery in 2019.last_img

Sheriffs Police Look for Offender

first_imgDepartment of Justice sheriff officers and Halifax Regional Police are looking for an offender who escaped custody at about 9:30 a.m. today, Feb. 15. The offender is believed to be in the area of the Dartmouth courthouse and Dartmouth General Hospital on Pleasant Street. More details will be released as they become available. -30-last_img

Demandes acceptées aux comités délaboration des normes en matière daccessibilité

first_imgLe gouvernement invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à contribuer au travail visant à établir une province sans obstacle. Les gens peuvent présenter une demande pour devenir membres de comités qui élaboreront des normes visant à rendre les collectivités où nous vivons plus accessibles pour les personnes handicapées. L’un des comités formulera des recommandations dans le domaine de l’éducation, alors que l’autre concentrera ses efforts sur les édifices et les espaces publics. Les membres nommés à ces comités aideront le Conseil consultatif sur l’accessibilité à formuler des recommandations à l’intention du gouvernement. « L’établissement de ces comités est une étape importante dans notre parcours vers une province accessible, souligne Mark Furey, ministre responsable de la loi sur l’accessibilité (Accessibility Act). Presque une personne sur trois en Nouvelle-Écosse a un handicap. Il s’agit d’une proportion considérable de notre population qui continue à faire face inutilement à des obstacles. » « Nous avons besoin de leur expertise, ainsi que de celle de gens qui travaillent dans des secteurs précis, pour nous aider à élaborer des exigences en matière d’accessibilité. » Pendant le processus d’élaboration des normes, des consultations auront lieu auprès de personnes handicapées, d’organismes qui représentent les personnes handicapées, ainsi que des associations et des organismes qui sont directement touchés par les normes. Le comité d’élaboration des normes en matière d’éducation explorera les exigences pour la prévention et l’élimination des obstacles à l’accessibilité en matière d’éducation de la petite enfance et d’enseignement primaire, secondaire et postsecondaire, public ou privé, y compris l’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le comité d’élaboration des normes en matière d’environnement bâti mettra l’accent sur la prévention et l’élimination des obstacles à l’accessibilité dans les édifices, les emprises et les espaces extérieurs. Chaque comité sera formé d’un maximum de 20 membres. Des ministères du gouvernement, y compris le ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, le ministère du Travail et de l’Éducation postsecondaire, le ministère des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure et le ministère des Affaires municipales, seront représentés au sein des comités. Les normes proposées seront publiées aux fins de commentaires en 2021, et elles seront finalisées et mises en oeuvre en 2022. Des normes supplémentaires seront élaborées dans le futur, notamment dans le secteur de l’emploi, du transport, de l’information et des communications, ainsi que des biens et des services. Les demandes visant à devenir membre des comités et des renseignements supplémentaires sur le rôle et les exigences se trouvent au La date limite pour la présentation des demandes est le 17 janvier. Le travail des comités se déroulera en anglais.last_img read more

Canadas softwood industry and Thursdays support package by the numbers

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government announced a support package Thursday worth $867 million to help the lumber industry cope with and adjust to the impact of U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood. That package, and the industry more broadly, by the numbers:$605 million: Total value of loans and loan guarantees, announced Thursday, that will be made available from the Export Development Bank of Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada$260 million: Value of three-year funding plan for programs to diversify markets and invest in technology and innovation in the forestry sector.$22 billion: GDP contribution from Canada’s forest industry in 2016201,645: Number of people working in forest industry in 2015$1.7 billion: Estimated annual cost of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood imports.171: Number of Canadian communities where forestry represents at least 20 per cent of all direct income7: Percentage of total Canadian exports that come from the forest industry$8.6 billion: Value of all softwood exports in 2015$5.9 billion: Value of softwood exports to U.S. in 2015$1.1 billion: in Value of softwood exports to China in 201531: Percentage of softwood used in U.S. which came from Canada in 2015last_img read more

US governors to Canada Use NAFTA to relax duties on online purchases

first_imgWASHINGTON – Canada is being pressed for freer trade in online goods by a number of American states, with eight state governors writing a letter seeking an expansion of Canada’s low limits for online, duty-free purchases.Their letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer says the NAFTA talks are an opportunity to review the $20 limit for what Canadians can buy online without paying duties on foreign goods.Canada has one of the strictest duty-free limits in the world for online goods — a mere fraction of the $800 Americans can spend on sites like Amazon and eBay without paying an import fee.“Canada’s … threshold remains among the lowest in the industrialized world,” says the Nov. 21 letter, signed by the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Virginia.“Canada’s low threshold for the collection of duty and tax creates unnecessary price increases for Canadian consumers and hinders North American manufacturers’ supply chains on both sides of our shared border …“A modernization of the Canadian de minimis level would be beneficial to both countries.”Changing Canada’s limit is a high priority for the U.S. side in NAFTA talks.An American source familiar with the talks tells The Canadian Press that’s one reason the U.S. mentions the issue in its published list of negotiating objectives, which sets a specific $800 target.The source says it’s no accident that other U.S. demands are vaguely worded and devoid of hard numbers to leave negotiating room; the demand to change the limit known as “de minimis,” on the other hand, is clear and unequivocal.The change is being fought by retailers within Canada.They say it would not only send customers abroad, damaging domestic vendors while they’re making investments in new online platforms. But they say it’s also patently unfair — foreign competitors would get tax advantages not enjoyed by vendors in Canada.The Retail Council of Canada says a higher limit could create an uneven playing field to the detriment of domestic vendors — who are stuck charging federal and provincial sales taxes which average 12.3 per cent across the country.They say the U.S. doesn’t have similar concerns — the U.S. has no federal sales tax.“There is no comparison between Canada and the U.S.,” the council says on its website.“The United States does not have a federal sales tax, so there is no tax advantage created for inbound shipments. The U.S. also does not collect state and local sales taxes at the border or for interstate shipments.”The U.S. also dominates the online retail space, the council notes: only 22 per cent of U.S. customers report having made a purchase from a foreign seller, compared with 67 per cent of Canadians.The Canadian retail council also points to the experience in Australia.The government there had raised the duty-free limit to $1,000 and is now backtracking in dramatic fashion. Next year it will move the tax-free limit down to zero and apply the GST on all imports. The reason cited on an Australian government website: “Removing a distortionary tax advantage to foreign businesses … to close down loopholes and prevent tax avoidance.”The U.S. push for changes is not new — raising Canada’s de minimis level was also a priority of the Obama administration.last_img read more

Bombardier resumes rail car deliveries to New York City after problems

Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)The Canadian Press MONTREAL — The New York state transit authority says Bombardier Inc. has resumed subway car deliveries to New York City after officials halted them last week, citing problems with existing trains.The head of the New York City Transit Authority said last week that he had suspended all deliveries of new cars. Andy Byford cited software issues and past problems with springs between the cars and doors that were “weeping oil.”Bombardier says it has now delivered more than half of the 300 of the cars, which are manufactured at the plane-and-train maker’s plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y.The state’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed Tuesday that deliveries have started back up.Earlier this month, Swiss Federal Railways opted to stop taking new trains from the company until it fixes the ones already in service.Bombardier is also facing a Friday deadline for delivery of the first six of 76 vehicles for Toronto’s Crosstown Eglinton light rail line, with two cars already at a Metrolinx site in the city and a third en route, according to the company. read more

Police Rape Video is Not New But 2 Years Old

Rabat – Police have reacted to one of two viral videos showing rape attempts in Casablanca, saying it is an old video.A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that the incident dates back to May 23, 2016, in Ain Shok in Casablanca.The video shows a perpetrator attempting to rape a minor, while another person filmed. The statement said that technical expertise revealed the video’s date.The statement said that “the minor met the perpetrator on social media before being sexually assaulted and filmed by another person.”DGSN added that the main perpetrator was brought before the public prosecutor’s office of the Court of Appeal in Casablanca on May 27, 2016, while the second person was presented to the judge on April 27, 2017.The suspects were prosecuted as minors. Police said they would also arrest those who shared the videos on social media.The police in Casablanca have opened another investigation into a sexual assault video on Sunday. The video shows a man attempting to rape a woman in Ain Sebaa, Casablanca.An eyewitness filmed the video from an apartment near the crime scene. read more

TSX posts tripledigit advance New York shakes off early loss turns positive

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was solidly ahead Friday as oil prices posted a small increase for a third straight day after falling sharply earlier in the week and Statistics Canada issued a tepid jobs report that analysts nevertheless considered positive.At mid-afternoon, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 108.88 points at 13,740.89, finally recovering some of the more than 300 points it lost earlier in the week.In commodities, the June contract for bench North American crude rose 47 cents to US$44.79 a barrel, while June natural gas added two cents to US$2.10 per mmBtu. June gold shot up $18.20 to US$1,290.50 a troy ounce, while July copper was unchanged at US$2.15 a pound.The Canadian dollar was down 0.36 of a U.S. cent at 77.35 cents US.In economic news, Statistics Canada reported that overall employment shrunk by 2,100 jobs in April, while the national jobless rate remained unchanged at 7.1 per cent. However, many analysts viewed the result as largely positive following the country’s net gain of 40,600 jobs in March.In New York, markets turned positive after initially faltering as the U.S. Labor Department reported employers created just 160,000 jobs last month, well below analyst expectations of 200,000. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 72.42 points to 17,733.13, while the broader S&P 500 added 5.58 points to 2,056.21 and the Nasdaq rose 11.41 points to 4,728.50.“Once again, we received evidence that the U.S. economy is just bumbling along and will most likely remain so until after the U.S. presidential election,” said Tom di Galoma, a managing director of fixed income at Seaport Global.Di Galoma added that the April jobs report significantly reduces the possibility that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June or even later this year.“In my view, a rate hike potential this year is nearing zero probability,” he said.— With files from The Associated Press read more

Commodity producers relieved CP Rail running after workers sent back to job

Commodity producers relieved CP Rail running after workers sent back to job AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2012 8:20 pm MDT Commodity producers are relieved that products such as grain, oil and minerals will be moving again now that operations by Canadian Pacific Railway have resumed after Parliament ordered striking workers back on the job.The Mining Association of Canada said Friday its member companies will have a backlog as they rely on rail to get supplies to work sites and products to market.“So a stoppage for a number of days like we’ve seen certainly has an impact,” said Paul Hebert, the mining association’s vice-president of government relations.“There’s no question there has been a cost but we haven’t quantified it,” Hebert said from Ottawa. “We’re very pleased that we’re going to see a full resumption of service.”Hebert said he expects it will take about three days or so to get service fully restored. The mining association’s members include Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO), Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) and Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B).CP Rail (TSX:CPR) resumed operations across its entire Canadian freight network at about 7 a.m. ET Friday.“Our railway successfully started up operations Friday morning and we are back moving customer shipments across Canada and into the United States,” spokesman Ed Greenberg said.But Greenberg said it will take some time to safely return to full service and catch up on the backlog.“Throughout this process, our railway will be working closely with customers,” he said.The union representing the 4,800 strikers, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, asked its members to end their walkout after federal back-to-work legislation became law Thursday night.The workers, including locomotive engineers, conductors, yard workers and others, walked out May 23, forcing Canada’s second-biggest railway to shut down freight operations.The Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan said CP rail moves everything from wheat and barley to canola and flax.“We depend on them for our living,” association president Norm Hall said from Regina.“We do export so much of our crop and it has to get to export position and that so rarely happens by truck. It happens by rail.”The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association welcomed the news that CP Rail was running again with president Kevin Bender saying he was relieved that service has been restored.“That’s the word I would use,” Bender said. “I don’t know if Canadians in general realize how dependent we are as country on railways for transportation. As farmers, that’s sort of like a lifeline for us.”Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) said the resumption of rail service will benefit the oil company.Cenovus moves about 2,000 barrels of oil per day by rail from its Bakken fields in Saskatchewan. That’s not a lot for a company that produced 156,850 barrels a day in its most recent quarter, but the Calgary-based Cenovus did feel a pinch from the strike.“We’re pleased that this has come to a resolution and we look forward to working with CP,” said spokeswoman Jessica Wilkinson.Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt has said it will take weeks to clear the backlog.As an example, Raitt said there were half a dozen ships waiting in Vancouver to be loaded with Canadian grain bound for foreign markets and that eight more ships were on their way to the port.The back-to-work law sends the labour dispute to a government-appointed arbitrator, who has 90 days to impose a deal.The union said that while it disagreed with the law it was advising members to obey it and report for work Friday morning. read more

Mixed picture of womens progress shows need to better harness synergies –

“It is … essential to harness the synergies between gender equality, women’s rights and empowerment with sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social, and environmental,” Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) said as she opened a high-level forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning.The two-day event, organized ahead of the fifty-eighth session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) next year, is looking at challenges and achievements in meeting the targets for women’s and girls’ progress in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which call for the reduction of extreme poverty and other global ills by the deadline of 2015.MDG number 3 is specifically targeted to gender equality and the empowerment of women, but all eight Goals have been important for that purpose, Ms. Puri said.“We know that the MDGs have played a critical role in galvanizing attention to gender equality and women’s empowerment – not least thanks to the existence of a stand-alone goal on the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment – but also to poverty eradication, education, health, water and sanitation, and the environment,” she stated.As a result, there has been what she called “significant progress” in some areas, such as access to primary education and to water. On the other hand, progress is falling short in areas such as maternal mortality, social norms, access to decent work and participation in decision-making. There were also stark gaps within and between countries, she said.Systematic mainstreaming and monitoring of gender equality issues across development goals was therefore needed, she said, noting that women’s empowerment was a precondition for achieving many goals and vice-versa. In regard to the development framework beyond 2015, she called for a new, stand-alone goal with three core concerns: ending violence against women; equal access to resources and opportunities; and equal participation in all sectors of society.The UN Women Stakeholders’ Forum continues today and tomorrow with six interactive panels, the last of which will focus on the post-2015 framework and include the participation of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. read more

Catch 220 Buckeyes top Northwestern by a free throw to remain undefeated

EVANSTON, Ill. — One more Northwestern basket and the roof may have blown off the building at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday night. Fortunately for the No. 1-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team, that basket never came after OSU freshman forward Jared Sullinger hit one of two free throws with 3.5 seconds to play, putting the Buckeyes (22-0, 9-0) one point above the feisty Wildcats (13-8, 3-7). The Buckeyes held on for those final seconds to win the game, 58-57. “We’re just happy to come out with the win,” said freshman point guard Aaron Craft. “Anytime you can go on the road, no matter who you’re playing in the Big Ten, it’s always good to come out with a win.” It was a game of runs for Northwestern. In the first half, Craft took matters into his own hands to halt an 8-0 Wildcat run. He scored eight of the Buckeyes’ final 10 points to end the first half, stopping the bleeding and providing OSU with a 27-25 halftime lead. The second half featured a much more threatening Wildcat run. The Buckeyes began to buck their shaky start in the second half. A seemingly rejuvenated OSU team appeared from the visitors’ locker room and built a 13-point lead nearly halfway through the contest’s second stanza. However, a seven-point Northwestern possession coupled with a three-point shooting clinic by the Northwestern back court quickly evaporated OSU’s lead. “I think I saw a seven-point play in one possession. I don’t know if I have ever seen that before, but I thought that was a huge momentum shift for them,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Our guys made the big plays down the stretch, and I told them, ‘We got what we came for.’” Knotted at 57 with 3.5 seconds to play, Sullinger iced the game for the Buckeyes when he split a pair of free throws. Northwestern attempted — and narrowly missed — a halfcourt heave at the buzzer. Surrounded by the deafening screams of thousands of Wildcat fans, Sullinger said it was one voice that helped him drain the game-winning free throw. “I heard my dad’s voice in my head,” he said. “‘One smooth movement,’ in his loud, booming voice — and it was there.” It was Sullinger who carried much of the load for the Buckeyes in the second half with 11 points. Senior guard Michael Thompson led the way for the Wildcats with 13. For Northwestern, playing without its leading scorer, junior forward John Shurna, proved costly. Shurna was out with a concussion he suffered in the team’s previous loss to Minnesota. Sullinger led the OSU scoring attack with 21 points and eight rebounds, and Craft added 13 points of his own. Thompson led the Wildcats with 16. Following the narrow victory, Craft said the Buckeyes have to focus on their next game. “You go on the road in the Big Ten, get a win and then it’s on to the next game,” he said. “We have to correct the things we did wrong tonight. Go back, watch some film and we have a decent layover here before we play Michigan, so we’ll be ready to play them at home.” The Buckeyes return to the hardwood Thursday to take on rival Michigan at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

El Chapos US drugs trial kicks off under tight security

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (AP image)NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The New York trial began Monday under razor tight security for Joaquin “El Chapo,” accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States.Guzman, one of the most notorious criminals in the world, sat in court sporting a navy suit, white shirt with a wide disco-style collar and various buttons undone, flashing a smile for the start of jury selection. US prosecutors have spent years piecing together a sweeping case against Guzman, which they hope will end with the 61-year-old spending the rest of his life in a maximum-security US prison. Guzman was seemingly attentive and followed via translation. For the most part, he did not make eye contact with potential jurors, who were brought within about 10 feet (three metres) from him for individual questioning.It is these ordinary men and women who will determine whether Guzman — the diminutive father of two whose nickname means “shorty” — is guilty or not of 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.According to the indictment, the Sinaloa cartel, which Guzman is accused of leading from 1989 to 2014, became “the largest drug trafficking organisation in the world… with thousands of members.”US prosecutors contend that from 1989 to 2014, the cartel smuggled at least 340,892 pounds (154,626 kilograms) of cocaine into the United States, as well as heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, raking in US$14 billion.Guzman pleads not guilty, but the government has presented so much evidence — more than 300,000 pages and at least 117,000 audio recordings — that the defence complains they haven’t had enough time to review it all.“It’s probably set up to be the most expensive trial in the history of the US,” said Rob Heroy, a North Carolina lawyer who has defended other Mexican drug barons. But at what price?The Sinaloa cartel that Guzman founded in 1989 is still hugely powerful. His co-defendant Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada remains at large, and violent drug trafficking continues unabated in Mexico. Last year, Mexico witnessed a record 29,000 murders. In the United States, opioid addiction has spiralled into an epidemic. In 2016, an average of 174 Americans died every day from drug overdoses.At least some of the several hundred witnesses expected to testify are in witness protection programmes or are already in jail, housed in special wings to protect them from reprisals. Even Guzman’s lawyers are in the dark as to all the former associates, hired hands or rivals who have turned informants.Guzman has been held in solitary confinement in New York since Mexico extradited him in January 2017, one day before Donald Trump took office. He spends 23 hours a day in his cell.The only visitors he is allowed are his lawyers and twin, seven-year-old daughters, from whom he is separated by thick glass.The judge has banned his 29-year-old beauty queen wife, Emma Coronel, from visiting. As jury selection is being held behind closed doors, she did not attend Monday.Arrested for the first time in Guatemala in 1993, El Chapo spent more than seven years in a Mexican prison before his first escape in 2001.Re-arrested by Mexican marines in February 2014, he escaped again 14 months later.Guzman was re-captured in January 2016 after a visit from Hollywood actor Sean Penn and a Mexican actress, who wanted to make a film about his life, allowed Mexican authorities to trace his whereabouts.This time, Mexico decided to wash their hands and put him on a plane. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’El Chapo’ rival Héctor Beltrán Leyva dies in jailNovember 19, 2018In “latest news”Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ recaptured after jail breakJanuary 8, 2016In “Crime”Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prisonJuly 17, 2019In “latest news” read more

Golub Doknic amazing goal VIDEO

Amazing goalGolub DoknicGolub doknic amazing goal ← Previous Story Katalin Palinger retires Next Story → Radu Voina left Oltchim Valcea The new Austrian champion Alpla Hard has to be proud on his goalkeeper, Golub Doknic (30). Montenegrian Ex-NT player scored amazing goal in the Play-Off final against Tirol Insbruck and help his team to achieve Championship after nine years. Golub (on Serbian means – pigeon) spent most of the career in Serbia, where he began proffesional career in Vrbas. He also had experience of playing in Italy – Conversano.Doknic prolongs contract with Alpla Hard until 2015.[youtube][/youtube]

Nine Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

first_img 1 2 There’s nothing wrong with a mouse cursor, but for many tasks keyboard shortcuts are far more efficient than picking your hands up off the keyboard and pointing then clicking. Most users can name at least a few combinations off the top of their heads, and almost everyone knows the infamous Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but many of the best shortcuts are tragically overlooked.So to round out your keyboard navigating skills, here are nine combos that every Windows 7 user should know.Windows key+LIf you only memorize one Windows keyboard shortcut, this should be it. Pressing Windows key+L locks a Windows workstation so that no one can use it without a password, yet it won’t log out the current user or close any open programs. Locking your workstation prevents spying eyes from looking through your personal data and communications, plus it keeps out that one friend who still thinks it’s hilarious to hijack someone else’s Facebook account.Don’t just memorize this combo, make it a habit. If you’re getting up from a machine and won’t be able to keep it in view, Windows key+L should be a reflex.Alt+TabMultiple-monitor setups make it easy to keep track of different windows, but when you’ve only got one screen to work with Alt+Tab is your best friend. Hold down Alt, then press Tab to bring up the Windows 7 Peek of everything you have open (even the stuff that’s minimized). With Alt held, keep pressing Tab to cycle through the different windows, and once you find what you’re looking for just release Alt to make it the focus.The best thing about Alt+Tab is that tapping it quickly will switch you back and forth between the two most recently used windows — perfect for bouncing between research and a document you’re writing.Windows key+left/right arrowsIf you have plenty of horizontal screen space to work with, the half-screen “Snap” feature in Windows 7 is also a nice way to manage two items at once. Most people Snap their windows into place using a mouse, dragging each one all the way to the edge of the screen to lock it in. But there’s a quicker way: Windows key+the left or right arrows. It might seem silly to bother with a keyboard shortcut for something so simple, but once you start using it you’ll never go back to the mouse method. By mixing this combo with the one above, you can even put two windows into half-screen mode without taking your hands off the keyboard: Windows key+left arrow, Alt+Tab, Windows key+right arrow. As you might expect, Windows key+up arrow is the shortcut for a top-of-the-screen Snap, which maximizes the current window.Windows key+shift+left/right arrows“But I don’t need Snap,” you might be saying, “because I’ve got dual monitors!” If that’s the case, the shortcut for you is Windows key+shift+left/right arrows — just a slight modification of the Snap method. Using this combination will full-screen the current window into the left or right monitor. It’s a nice way to to push an item out of the way, but still have it visible when you need to refer to it.Windows key+rBy default, Windows 7 hides the Run option that was once a Start menu fixture. But that power tool isn’t gone, and the same Windows key+r shortcut that brought it up in past Windows versions still works. There’s a long list of commands that you can use once the Run dialog box is up, but here are a few of the basics:cmd – opens a command prompt windowcontrol – opens the control panelcontrol userpasswords2 – opens the classic Users and Passwords config screendxdiag – opens DirectX diagnostics, if installedCtrl+Shift+EscapeAny list of Windows shortcuts would be incomplete without a mention of Ctrl+Alt+Delete, the go-to key combination when things go wrong. But the problem with Ctrl+Alt+Delete is that it doesn’t take you directly to the Task Manager, the section that you actually want when a program needs to be forced-closed. Fortunately, Task Manager has its own dedicated shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+Escape. If you can break your Ctrl+Alt+Delete habit, this combination will save you a click.Next page: More Windows key wizardry!last_img read more

OBrien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish

first_img 19 Comments O’Brien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish The 32-year-old flanker says the move it about being part of a new project. Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 6:15 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Feb 20th 2019, 6:16 AM Share32 Tweet Email2 Kidney and O’Brien at Ireland training in 2013. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO“I know it’s not going to be a case of going in there and changing bits and pieces over a year but over the three years hopefully I can develop a lot of the younger guys for them and the environment that we’re in and pass on a lot of the experience that I have from our own environments to theirs,” said O’Brien of that task.There is also a commercial element to signing O’Brien. While he is coming at a cost, he is sure to bring a flood of new support to a club that is keen to rekindle its links with the large Irish community in the UK.With a move into Brentford FC’s new stadium in West London planned for the summer of 2020 – bringing to an end the Madejski Stadium in Reading era – a big-name Irish signing like O’Brien is sure to put bums on seats, particularly expat Irish people living in the capital city.With Australia internationals Nick Phipps and Curtis Rona, as well as Scotland prop Allan Dell, also confirmed as signings ahead of next season, the London Irish squad will be upgraded.It’s expected that Paddy Jackson and All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo will also be announced before the summer, as Kidney and Kiss prepare for life in the Premiership, with Irish currently nine points clear at the top of the Championship.O’Brien, of course, knows Kidney and Kiss very well, having worked with them in Ireland.That meant that O’Brien ignored offers from elsewhere to sign with London Irish.“The big thing was Deccie and Les, the lads know me and know what I am about and I had a great relationship with them, always had,” said O’Brien. “What they wanted to achieve over there fitted with what I wanted to achieve as well. SEAN O’BRIEN WON’T come cheap for London Irish, earning more than €400,000 per season over a three-year contract, but the signing makes sense on a couple of levels for the ambitious English club.O’Brien has had his injury travails, that much is well established, but he remains utterly confident that his body can deliver long after this year’s World Cup.“I’ve always said it’s the big things that break with me,” said O’Brien yesterday, admitting that he had pushed the Exiles for the third year of his deal. By Murray Kinsella Subscribe O’Brien and Les Kiss in 2015. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“So, you know, for me, do I look at this club or these other clubs that mightn’t have any type of culture or vision as such but just want to try and win things?“I think what Deccie is trying to do over there is create a special environment to try and succeed at some point in the future rather than bringing a load of people together to just try and win big games and not have long-term goals.“Hopefully, when I leave there, London Irish will be in a better place than when I find it after Christmas.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: 32-year-old O’Brien will move after the World Cup. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO“If I break enough of them they can’t break again hopefully. I don’t have mileage on the clock these past two years, that was a big part of it too.“So, if I can get myself back battled-hardened again and match fit, I think my body’s in great shape otherwise.”If the Carlow man can keep fit, he’s a world-class back row. Joe Schmidt is a fine judge of players and remains loyal to O’Brien whenever he’s available for selection.His return to Ireland’s starting team against Scotland two weekends ago was a reminder of his enduring quality. So, that’s the first box ticked – London Irish are getting a fine player.Secondly, he’s a leader. Schmidt is a fan of O’Brien’s communication and vocal presence, both on and off the pitch.At Leinster, the same has applied for the past decade.“Sean is always a big voice in the squad,” said emerging Leinster back row Caelan Doris this week. “In all the meetings, he always has a point of view and little tips here and there.“He is a great guy to learn off. I’ve learned quite a bit off the pitch, just how he looks after himself.”This leadership and mentoring ability is another aspect that attracted London Irish director of rugby Declan Kidney and head coach Les Kiss to O’Brien as they rebuild for the Premiership. 10,884 Views last_img read more

Chris Berend Tapped to Oversee NBC News Digital Efforts

first_img ‘Today,’ ‘GMA,’ Morning-News War Gains New Heat Popular on Variety Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 At CNN, Berend leads oversight of digital video, and content strategy for CNN platforms on mobile, web and connected TVs, among others. He has been with the company since 2013, and was heavily involved with the launch of Great Big Story in 2015. The site was billed as a place for younger, digital-native news consumers to get video stories. Over time, Great Big Story even produced some TV series that appeared on CNN, Weather Channel and other outlets. Berend has also logged time for Bloomberg Media and ESPN. He also worked as a journalist at Esquire.“He has a sharp eye for product, and a fantastic sense of the business and editorial demands of digital news,” said Lack.Great Big Story will continue as a stand-alone unit, led by  Courtney Coupe, who will “assume responsibility for the CNN Digital Productions team and our premium and streaming video efforts,” said Andrew Morse, CNN’s executive vice president and general manager of CNN Digital Worldwide. Wendy Brundige will continue to head CNN’s global news video team and will  take on responsibility for  video programming and operations groups for an interim period, he said. Great Big Story, he said, “has the full support of [CNN Worldwide President] Jeff [Zucker],me and everyone at CNN.” Lawrence O’Donnell Draws Unwanted Spotlight to MSNBC Chris Berend, an executive who has been overseeing digital video for CNN and helped launch Great Big Story, a streaming-video site aimed at younger audiences, will jump to NBC News to lead its digital efforts.Berend will replace Nick Ascheim, who will move into a new role that is described as “improving digital and product for NBCU and NBC News Group broadly.” Under Ascheim’s aegis, NBC News has launched an e-commerce business around its “Today” franchise; debuted “Stay Tuned,” a program for Snapchat audiences; and built a foundation for a new streaming-video project, NBC News Now.Berend will start in July, and will be executive vice president of NBC News Digital. He will report to Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News.“With Nick moving on, I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to the next steps in the evolution of our Digital efforts. Specifically, how can we further our goal of always putting “story first” while fully integrating our television, digital video and text journalism into one unified structure within NBC News?” said Andy Lack, chairman of the NBC News Group, in a memo to employees Monday. “Our Digital team must now live more deeply within NBC News organizationally, rather than alongside it.”last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… 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 | 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 | 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 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 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). 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Ron DiGiaimo, CEO of Revenue Cycle, made the announcement.Since 2004, Revenue Cycle Inc.’s consultants have provided services to ACRO members including billing and coding seminars and webinars; they have also offered continuous updates on legal and regulatory developments. In addition, the company conducts billing and coding seminars at the ACRO annual meeting and at ACRO-sponsored events nationwide.ACRO has also chosen the company as its Preferred Provider for Practice Audits. The firm has been recommended to radiation oncologists for billing, coding and compliance audits as well as general practice information.Revenue Cycle Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Austin, Texas. It is an oncology practice reimbursement consulting firm staffed by a team of diverse healthcare administration specialists.The company focuses on every aspect of an oncology practice; it places emphasis on compliance, documentation, cancer center management, operational and staffing assessments, electronic medical record (EMR) implementation and department policy and procedure review and development.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | December 12, 2011 Revenue Cycle Inc. Remains Official Billing/Coding Consultant for ACRO last_img read more

Ontario man told by feds to shut down incredible Christmas light show

first_img Travelweek Group Share Thursday, December 20, 2018 Ontario man told by feds to shut down incredible Christmas light show Tags: Christmascenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by CAMBRIDGE — The federal government is saying ‘Bah humbug’ over an Ontario man’s over-the-top holiday light show on his front yard.According to CTV News, Dave Baker of Cambridge, Ont., was ordered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) on Dec. 17 to “cease operation” of radio equipment that was being used for his nightly Christmas display.The transmitter, which broadcasts a signal about 150 feet to allow spectators to tune into music synchronized to the display, was apparently interfering with aircraft landing at nearby Region of Waterloo International Airport.Ron Singer, spokesperson with Nav Canada, a private corporation that runs Canada’s air navigation services, said that several planes reported having trouble hearing its broadcasts from the air traffic control tower.As a result, two ISED inspectors arrived on Baker’s doorstep on Sunday to test his FM transmitter for themselves. They then handed him a cease order for “operating an unlicensed and noncertified FM transmitter on 95.1 MHz as part of a holiday season light display,” said the federal department in an official statement.Bah humbug @MarwanTabbaraMP @Kathryn_McGarry. My Christmas light display (over 20,000 lights timed to music) just got shut down— David Baker (@DaveBakerD2L) December 18, 2018Baker, who’s been using the transmitter for years, said this is the first time he’s ever been notified about possible interference. “If I’m causing interference with aircraft, I have zero issues shutting it down,” he said.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalBut he also added that the inspectors confirmed to him there was “zero interference” coming from his device.So why the shutdown?“They said there’s not interference coming out of it but since it’s not approved, we’ve got to shut it down,” said Baker.So now holiday revellers are forced to watch Baker’s Christmas spectacle without the added joy of festive music. But the flashing of over 20,000 colourful lights is still remarkable on its own, if you ask us.last_img read more

Rolls Royce snags UK top brand

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Rolls Royce has received the title of the Centre for Brand Analysis’ most respected brand in the UK.The engine maker was selected by a panel of up to 2,000 professionals to take out the top spot for a survey that was compiled before the A380 engine failure over Singapore in November last year, The Independent reported.“It’s difficult to tell what would have happened if the survey had been conducted after that event,” The Centre of Brand Analysis chief executive Stephen Cheliotis said.Nonetheless, Rolls Royce took out the title for the first time since 2007, beating out Google, Pricewaterhouse-coopers, Visa, the London Stock Exchange and GlaxoSmithKline.However, airlines from the UK failed to make it into the top ten list with Virgin Atlantic coming in at fourteenth from its fourth position last year while British Airways fell from eighth in 2010 to number 48.Up to 1100 brands were shortlisted this year and were judged by professionals from marketing, financial and manufacturing markets.last_img read more