Temperature To Increase in Morocco Today

Rabat – The National Meteorological Directorate forecasts that the weather today will be relatively warm and stable compared to the cold conditions experienced recently.Wind speeds from will range from moderate to fairly strong (moving west to southwest) over the North Atlantic coasts, and weak to moderate (moving west to north) in the southern provinces.The Rif, High and Middle Atlas Mountains, northern and central plains, Souss, Oriental region, and coasts north of Guelmim will all be overcast by dense clouds, and experience some moderate rain showers. Everywhere else, the sky will remain slightly cloudy. The directorate says that weak snowfall is expected over the summits of the High Atlas.Minimum temperatures will be around 2— 7 ° C on the reliefs and high plateau, and 7—11 ° C in the Oriental region, Mediterranean, Saiss, and the phosphates and Oulmes plateaus. Temperatures will range from 9—15 ° C in Tangier, Souss, in the plains, and along the north and center coasts. 14 to 20 ° C in the southern provinces.Maximum temperatures will be 8—13 ° C on the reliefs, 13—18 ° C on  the high plateau, Saiss, phosphates and Oulmes. 16—22 ° C expected on the northern and central plains, Oriental region, and Souss, and  22 — 29 ° C in the southeastern and northern areas of the southern provinces. Temperatures may reach 30 — 34 ° C in far extreme south. read more

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Finance ministers to press Morneau about opting out of controversial tax change

OTTAWA — Finance ministers from at least two provinces are planning to question their federal counterpart Bill Morneau about whether they can opt out of Ottawa’s plan to implement a controversial tax change.The country’s finance ministers will gather in Ottawa today to discuss a range of issues — from the state of the economy, to federal equalization payments, to the escalating threats of U.S. protectionism.Manitoba’s Cameron Friesen and Saskatchewan’s Donna Harpauer say they will also press Morneau about a tax change he first announced last year that’s related to passive investment income held by incorporated individuals.Both Friesen and Harpauer say Morneau has told them each province must choose whether to implement his tax change — and they want to know how complicated it would be if they ultimately decide not to follow Ottawa’s lead.The government has argued the tax change on passive investment income will only affect the top three per cent of the wealthiest incorporated individuals — but critics have warned it will unfairly pile on significant costs for small business owners.Canadian Federation of Independent Business president and CEO Dan Kelly says he’s been lobbying provinces not to follow Ottawa’s lead on the passive-income change because he argues it will hurt small businesses and damage economic growth.Friesen said in an interview Monday that the Manitoba government was a “powerful critic” of the first version of Morneau’s tax reform plan, which Ottawa later watered down following a backlash that included small business owners and incorporated professionals, such as doctors and lawyers.He said Morneau has been clear that the provinces can choose whether they want to be integrated with Ottawa on the tax change.But the issue and how to go about opting out is very complex, he added.“We are trying to understand more what it is the federal government is permitting here,” he said.“And we’re trying to understand, also, the timeline that will be necessary to undertake, to understand, what are our options.”Kelly said the passive-income tax change will require the provinces to make legislative changes of their own in order for them to follow suit with Ottawa.The change, which will take effect in 2019, is projected to add $2.3 billion to government coffers over five years, but Ottawa has insisted the effort was not about generating more revenue.Morneau’s office has maintained it was about ensuring wealthy individuals do not have an incentive to incorporate, just so they can get a better tax rate than people in the middle class. read more

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Lauding progress in Côte dIvoire Security Council voices concern at instability

“The Security Council is convinced that a lasting solution to the problems of the sub-region also requires genuine cooperation among all States concerned, together with confidence-building measures and the personal commitment of Heads of State in the sub-region,” the Council President for July, Ambassador Inocencio F. Arias of Spain, said in a statement after an open meeting.The statement stressed that much remained to be done to fully implement the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, a French-brokered peace accord reached in January that calls on the Government, rebels and political opposition in the West African country to share power in a transitional administration until elections in 2005.“The Security Council reiterates the need for Ivorian political forces to implement fully and without delay all the provisions of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, as well as those of the agreement signed in Accra on 8 May 2003 (“Accra II”), with a view to open, free and transparent elections being held in 2005,” the presidential statement declared.It noted with satisfaction the formation of a government of national reconciliation and the progress made, particularly the identification of cantonment areas and the delegation of powers to the Prime Minister, and looked forward to new progress.The statement also called on Ivorian political forces to redouble their efforts in the following areas: voting for the amnesty bill submitted to the National Assembly by the Government, the complete implementation of a “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration” programme, extension of public services and the authority of the State to areas still under control of the Forces Nouvelles, the appointment of ministers for defence and interior security, the guarantee of equal security for all ministers, the dismantling of militias throughout the country and the termination of the activities of mercenaries and of the purchase of weapons.The Council reiterated its full support for the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and France in contributing to a peaceful solution of the crisis, welcoming in particular the satisfactory deployment of their peacekeeping forces in the western part of the country to support implementation of the ceasefire.It also called on Member States to continue to respond to the appeal made at the donors’ conference in Paris on 18 July to provide logistic and financial support to the ECOWAS Mission in Côte d’Ivoire so that it can continue to fulfil its important mandate, and it invited donor countries to contribute to the reconstruction of the country.At the outset of the meeting, Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra briefed the Council on the latest developments in Côte d’Ivoire since the signing of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement and the formation of the National Reconciliation Government, reiterating his gratitude to Secretary-General Kofi Annan for his tireless support to the process of restoring peace to the country.Mr. Diarra noted that he had undertaken contacts with the country’s President and political forces on the appointment of the ministers of defence and security. Once he returned from New York, he would take up the initiative to address that issue, in order to have a full government. The Government was working normally and the functions of the ministers of defence and security were being carried out, he added.As to the next steps, the Prime Minister mentioned the extension of phase 3 of security throughout the country, and financing for the ECOWAS mission, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme, the redeployment of administration through the territory, and the provision of education and health services. The holding of fair, transparent and open elections would require assistance, as would humanitarian activities and the creation of employment. At the sub-regional level, the resolution of the Liberian conflict was crucial. A robust campaign against poverty reduction was also vital to providing stability, not only in Côte d’Ivoire, but also in the entire sub-region, he added. read more

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Slán abhaile Madiba TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

first_img“In the hard years when the Western powers were against him, when he was vilified as a terrorist, when he was denounced as a criminal, he kept the faith. He showed perseverance and vision.There are lessons in all of this for us, but particularly for the people of the island of Ireland and all persuasions as we continue the necessary and challenging task of rebuilding the peace.” I was present in this chamber when he addressed a joint sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas on his visit to Ireland in 1990, just six months after his release from prison after 27 years.On that day, speaking in the chamber, he showed no bitterness, no resentment, and no hostility, towards the regime that denied him his freedom and denied his fellow South Africans their basic human rights.Instead, on that July afternoon, his message was one of hope for a better future for South Africa and love for his fellow man.It was also one of gratitude to the Irish people, for the welcome he had received, but above all else, for his whole hearted and often sacrificial support for the anti-apartheid movement. Read Michael Martin’s full speech here.Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, called Mandela “a friend to those engaged in struggle for justice across the globe… and a friend to the people of Ireland”.He referenced the ANC’s affinity with the IRA, saying that there are reports of the two organisations interacting and supplying military aid, and how Mandela marked the death of hunger-striker Bobby Sands on his prison calender.Deputy Adams praised Mandela’s dedication to the South African cause: Kenny ended his speech with simply “Slán abhaile, Madiba”.Minster Joan Burton, who lived in Africa for a number of years and was involved in the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement, spoke on behalf of the Labour party.“I saw up close both the struggle to free South Africa, and the solidarity shown by campaigners across the world,” she said.His memory will remain alive in Africa, and all over the world, as long as there are people who have a thirst for justice and freedom.At the turn of millennium, he said in a magazine interview that he dreamed of an Africa at peace with itself.As someone who lived in Africa and holds it dear in my heart, I hope his dream is one day realised. The small but personal acts of defiance by men and women on a small island on the fringes of Europe resonated with those in the midst of a great struggle against an historic injustice.His visit here in 1990 electrified the nation and underlined the deep bond between us.Nelson Mandela embodied the fact that one man not only can make a difference but is morally obliged to and across the globe people have responded to that call.center_img TDS SET ASIDE some time this evening to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as South Africa began the official ceremonial mourning of its former leader.Speaking in the Dáil, party leaders shared their thoughts and memories of Mandela, and spoke of his relationship with Ireland.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Mandela’s “epic battle” is a reminder of a responsibility to stand up to injustice, and recalled when Mandela spoke in the Dáíl in 1990: Read Gerry Adams’ full speech here.Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan, Chair of the Irish Section of Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa, spoke of the continuing challenges facing democracy in Africa and across the world.“In [a] 1994 speech, he referred to an amnesty for the various categories of people currently serving time in prison”, she said, “and I hope his words and what he said then will reach out to those countries who have prisons in unfair unjust circumstances left in jail without charge and not being given the right to a fair trail”.Photo: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro > Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin said that Mandela’s story a “perfect antidote to the relentless cynicism that infects politics”.He, like other speakers, praised the Dunnes Stores workers strike in the 1980s, saying they “embodied direct action against the fundamentally flawed regime”. He added that there was an important bond between Ireland and Mandela:last_img read more

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Attaque cérébrale consommer de lhuile dolive pour réduire les risques

first_imgAttaque cérébrale : consommer de l’huile d’olive pour réduire les risquesConsommer de l’huile de l’olive réduit chez les personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans les risques d’attaque cérébrale. C’est ce que révèle une récente étude menée auprès de plus de 7.600 personnes en France.Les personnes de plus 65 ans qui consomment régulièrement de l’huile d’olive ont moins de risques d’être victimes d’une attaque cérébrale que ceux qui n’en mangent pas. Telle est la conclusion d’une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche médicale (Inserm) de Bordeaux, et publiée le 15 juin dans la revue scientifique américaine Neurology.À lire aussiUn labrador joue les “zoothérapeutes” dans un hôpital de LyonLes chercheurs ont suivi pendant cinq ans quelque 7.625 personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus, toutes originaires de Bordeaux, Dijon et Montpellier. Les sujets ont été répartis en deux groupes : ceux qui consommaient régulièrement de l’huile d’olive, et ceux qui n’en utilisaient jamais. Au cours des cinq ans pendant lesquels a été conduite l’étude, 148 attaques cérébrales ont eu lieu parmi les participants. Les chercheurs de l’Inserm ont alors examiné les critères de poids, d’activité physique et de régime alimentaire des sujets, et c’est ainsi qu’ils ont découvert que le risque d’attaque cérébrale chez les consommateurs réguliers d’huile d’olive était 41% moins important que chez les personnes âgées qui n’en utilisent jamais.”Notre étude tend à montrer qu’une nouvelle série de recommandations alimentaires devrait être publiée pour prévenir les attaques chez les personnes de 65 ans et plus. (…) Les attaques sont très répandues chez les personnes âgées. L’huile d’olive est une méthode peu coûteuse et simple pour aider à les prévenir”, estime Cécilia Samieri, l’un des auteurs principaux de cette recherche. Le 19 juin 2011 à 19:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Les déchets plastiques une réelle menace pour les baleines et les dauphins

first_imgLes déchets plastiques, une réelle menace pour les baleines et les dauphins A la surface des océans, les déchets en plastique ne cessent de s’accumuler, menaçant de mort les baleines et les dauphins, qui comme les tortues et les oiseaux, digèrent très mal cette pollution. Une menace qui n’est aujourd’hui pas suffisamment prise en compte par la Commission baleinière internationale, souligne une étude remise à l’occasion de l’ouverture d’une réunion sur l’île de Jersey.Le réchauffement des océans, les captures accidentelles, ou encore la pollution : les menaces sont de plus en plus nombreuses pour les cétacés, dont beaucoup d’espèces, telles que les baleines grises ou les baleines bleues, sont à ce jour encore en danger malgré le moratoire sur leur chasse entré en vigueur en 1986.Lundi, à Jersey, s’est ouverte une réunion de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI). Une étude sur les diverses menaces qui pèsent sur les grands cétacés à été remise à cette occasion au comité scientifique de la Commission, insistant sur le grand danger que représentent pour les baleines et les dauphins les déchets en plastique qui envahissent la surface des océans. “La menace des débris marins en plastique pour nombre d’animaux marins est établie depuis longtemps, mais la menace pour les baleines et les dauphins est moins claire”, déplore l’auteur de l’étude, Mark Simmonds, un responsable scientifique de la Société pour la conservation des dauphins et des baleines (WDCS), dont les propos sont rapportés par le site Sciences et Avenir. Toutefois, il est “établi que ces débris peuvent faire du mal à ces animaux à la fois par ingestion et par enchevêtrement”, souligne-t-il, regrettant que la recherche des plastiques dans les intestins des cadavres de cétacés soit si rare, lorsque les carcasses échouées sont enregistrées.Une menace croissante”L’effet le plus évident est d’interférer avec le processus d’alimentation”, explique Mark Simmonds, précisant que les baleines à bec et les cachalots semblent plus vulnérables que les autres grands cétacés, sans doute parce qu’ils capturent leurs proies par succion, avance-t-il. Mais aujourd’hui, “nous n’en savons pas assez au sujet des débris marins pour pouvoir comparer cette menace aux autres menaces”, telles que les prises accidentelles ou le changement climatique, déplore le chercheur. Or les déchets en plastique ne cessent de croître à la surface des océans, et cette menace doit à tout prix être prise en compte et étudiée par la CBI. La WDCS souhaite ainsi que la Commission souscrive à l'”Engagement d’Honolulu”, un appel international qui lancé en mars dernier à Hawaï, vise à encourager les gouvernements, les associations, les industries comme les citoyens, à réduire les déchets marins.Le 13 juillet 2011 à 12:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Les cinéastes français écrivent au candidat François Hollande

first_imgLes cinéastes français écrivent au candidat François HollandeDans une lettre ouverte, quinze cinéastes français répondent à la proposition de François Hollande d’abroger la loi Hadopi. Ils estiment que le candidat doit réfléchir à une vraie politique culturelle numérique au lieu d’effets d’annonce.Dans le JDD ce dimanche, quinze cinéastes dont Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Jean-Jacques Beineix, Pierre Jolivet ou encore Jan Kounen (99 Francs) ont écrit une lettre ouverte au candidat du Parti Socialiste, François Hollande. Ces derniers estiment que le candidat ne s’engage pas assez dans sa politique culturelle numérique, la résumant à la simple abrogation d’Hadopi. Ils résument leur réflexion première par cette déclaration: “Si cette abrogation constitue l’alpha et l’omega de votre politique culturelle, vous ferez sans doute plaisir à tous ceux qui parient sur la force électorale de la jeunesse contre la faiblesse numérique du peuple des créateurs.”À lire aussiAujourd’hui, dans l’histoire, du cinéma en couleurLes cinéastes posent de nombreuses questions sur des points précis, qui devraient constituer le cœur du programme socialiste sur le thème de la culture. Ils interrogent François Hollande sur la modernisation de toute une économie qui passe du bien physique au bien immatériel. Ils se demandent également qu’à M. Hollande à proposer pour mieux financer les créateurs et protéger la création française dans un système de production désormais mondial.Des questions d’actualité pour une économie qui a beaucoup souffert du téléchargement illégal. Même si les entrées salles ne se sont jamais montrées aussi hautes, les ventes de contenu vidéo, elles, sont en déclin. Si certains questionnements des réalisateurs sont parfois déjà en retard sur leur temps (notamment la question de l’exclusivité des contenus, impossible sur un média aussi volatile qu’Internet), leurs craintes vont peut-être trouver une réponse dans les prochaines déclarations du candidat socialiste.  Le 16 janvier 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Irish veteran criticizes Declan Rice

first_imgStephen Elliott is one of many who have criticized the 19-year-old for taking a break of the Ireland national team to decide if he wants to play for England insteadAfter Declan Rice was reported thinking about trying to switch from the Ireland national team to England’s squad, many have criticized him.The 19-year-old has played for the Irish senior national team on three occasions, but all of them were friendly matches.And since he was born in Londo, from Irish parents, he is also eligible to play for the England national team.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.And he’s thinking about it.Former Irish international Stephen Elliot has come out to criticize him as reported by Pundit Arena.“It’s an interesting point but I think it’s fair to say that Rice’s future as an Irish player looks to be gone past the point of no return in the eyes of some – no matter what happens from here on out,” he said on a tweet.Rice asked for some time out to think which nation he will represent, as he has yet to appear on an official match for Ireland.last_img read more

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Chairman of SD County Democratic Party says Beiser needs to resign

first_img Posted: March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Chairman of SD County Democratic Party says Beiser needs to resign Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 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) – More calls tonight for the resignation of Kevin Beiser, the San Diego Unified School District trustee facing allegations of sexual harassment, groping and sexual assault.A little while ago the group Democrats for Equality agreed that Beiser must step down.KUSI’s John Soderman is at the school district headquarters in university heights with the story. March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Kennewick brush fire forces evacuations

first_imgKENNEWICK (AP) — A brush fire has forced residents of about 10 homes to evacuate in Kennewick.The Washington state Department of Transportation also has closed Interstate 82 eastbound from exits 109 to 113 because of smoke and poor visibility from the fire.The Tri-City Herald reports that the fast-moving wildfire has burned across 9 square miles and is being fanned by 20 mph winds. About seven to 10 homes have been evacuated, but no homes have burned. Some other structures have been destroyed.The American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Highlands Middle School for people displaced by the fire.last_img read more

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Three in 10 believe that only those in permanent roles are entitled

first_imgThree in 10 (30%) respondents believe that only those who are employed in permanent job roles are entitled to the national minimum wage, according to research by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).Its survey of 2,001 employees aged between 16 and 64 also found that 32% of 16 to 24-year-olds think that only people hired for permanent positions are entitled to the national minimum wage, compared to 14% of those aged over 55.Almost all (99%) respondents who receive and check their payslip understand at least some of it, but only 62% understand all of the information displayed. Furthermore, 70% of men who receive and check their payslip say they understand all sections, compared to just 55% of women, while 9% of respondents aged between 16 and 24 and 2% of those aged over 55 admit to not understanding most of their payslip.John Palmer, senior adviser at The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), said: “Workers should check their payslips to ensure they are getting paid at the new national minimum or living wage rates. Employers are breaking the law if they don’t pay the national minimum or living wage and businesses face a maximum fine of £20,000 per worker for not paying.”Approximately 12% of female respondents state that they are not confident about approaching their employer to ensure they are getting the correct amount of pay, versus 5% of men. This figure is 13% among 16 to 24-year-olds, and 6% among those aged over 55.Gillian Howard, employment lawyer, added: “Workers may not check their payslip regularly because they are trusting their employer has got their pay and deductions correct. This may not be the case, either because payroll has the wrong information, or they have misunderstood the wages and allowances.“If [staff] think [they] have not been paid the amount [they] are entitled to, or [they] don’t understand the amounts paid and deductions made, [they should] speak to [the employer] and ask for the gross and net figures and how and what deductions have been made.”One in 10 (10%) 25 to 34-year-olds and 15% of those aged between 16 and 24 do not receive a payslip. From 6 April 2019, all workers, including casual and zero-hour workers, are entitled to a payslip.Andrew Johnson, advice manager at the Money and Pensions Service, said: “It’s really important that people are engaged with their money and understand their wages, so they can make informed financial decisions.“The changes in April 2019 to the national living wage and national minimum wage are a positive step towards this. New legislation requires all employers to provide an itemised payslip, and where pay varies, the hours worked. This will make it easier to check [workers’] hourly rate and make sure [they are] being paid the correct minimum wage for [their] age.”Individuals aged 25 or over are legally entitled to at least the national living wage, which is currently set at £8.21 an hour. Those aged under 25 are legally entitled to earn at least the national minimum wage. This is £7.70 an hour for 21 to 24-year-olds, £6.15 an hour for 18 to 20-year-olds, £4.35 an hour for those aged under 18 and £3.90 an hour for apprentices.last_img read more

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Missing 10monthold Miami boy found safe in Miami Springs

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A 10-month-old boy who went missing from Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood has been safely located in Miami Springs, but questions remain about his disappearance.Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for 10-month-old Noah Florvil earlier on Monday.The child had been was last seen near 6603 NW 12th Ave., at around 9:34 p.m. Sunday.Police said Noah was last seen with a heavy-set white Hispanic woman named Bella. Bella has blonde hair with a green streak in the front and was last seen wearing a purple and pink bra, a purple jacket and black tights with a green, yellow and red flower.Bella is reportedly a friend of Noah’s mother.Monday night, 7News cameras captured a large police presence outside the child’s home, including state law enforcement officers.7News learned state officers searched the neighborhood using bloodhounds. The baby’s grandmother, Neteisha Starling, said the boy means the world to her. “That baby is my all. That baby made me happy, man,” she said. “That baby gave me love when nobody else does.”Just after 8 p.m., officials confirmed Noah was found in the Miami Springs area.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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New Directorate at Hanscom AFB Underscores Regions Technological Edge Officials Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will become the home of a new directorate that allows senior military leaders to communicate with the nation’s nuclear forces, adding more than 40 positions at the Boston-area installation and 40 more with local contractors.The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Integration Directorate and Program Executive Officer also brings a third high-ranking program executive officer to Hanscom. The move reflects “the importance of the base’s steadily growing mission and validates the unmatched technological expertise at Hanscom and throughout the surrounding region,” according to an announcement from the Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force and the state’s congressional delegation.The directorate will not house actual weapons.Gov. Charlie Baker (R), the congressional delegation and members of the Task Force urged Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to consider Hanscom as the location for the new directorate when she visited the base last year.“This decision demonstrates the commonwealth’s many strengths and in coordination with our federal delegation, the overwhelming support and recognition for the role our military facilities, service members and their families play in Massachusetts,” Baker said.The importance of the region’s highly educated workforce was further reinforced last month when DOD announced it would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade MIT’s Lincoln Labs at Hanscom, said Rep. Niki Tsongas (D).“Now, the establishment of the NC3 Directorate at Hanscom is even further evidence that the military, at its top levels, recognizes and appreciates what Hanscom and the commonwealth have to offer: unmatched capabilities and benefits for our men and women in uniform that keep our military on the cutting edge of technical innovation,” Tsongas said.“By choosing Hanscom for this highly technical directorate, the DOD is solidifying its commitment to seeing Hanscom’s mission continue to grow, and ensuring that this base will continue to be an economic driver and job creator for years to come,” she stated.last_img read more

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Privacy experts Focus on controlling damage caused by data collection

first_img Comment 1 Share your voice You’re not going to stop the collection of your personal information. That’s the bad news. Companies and governments are finding more points of data to harvest about your daily life, and they’re going to keep doing it.Despite that, a group of privacy experts from organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union said there’s hope. Speaking at the Oktane19 conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, they called for a change in tactics: advocate for better laws and technologies that keep data collection from hurting you.”We probably are unable to stop the amount of collection in an effective manner,” said Kurt Opsahl, deputy executive director and general counsel at the EFF. “The answer is to use tools so that creates less harm.”One of these tools could be regulation that gives consumers more rights over their data, like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The law counters the trend of companies collecting whatever data they want on you and storing it indefinitely, because it puts them at risk of financial penalties if hackers steal the data or if it’s misused, said Jon Callas, senior technology fellow at the ACLU. Security Data privacycenter_img Tags It also means thinking about the unexpected ways data from long ago, which Callas calls “data sludge,” could be used against you.Marc Rogers, an executive director focused on cybersecurity at Okta, the event’s sponsor, agreed. For example, he said, connected cars like the Tesla collect information about drivers’ movements for the entire life of the car. What happens to that data if the car goes to the junkyard or auction house, he asked.”If you told me years ago I’d be living in a world where I’d have to be careful disposing of my light bulb because it contains my Wi-Fi password, I’d have thought you were crazy,” Rogers said. The answer to this problem could be technological, with product makers coming up with ways to limit the data exposed at the end of a device’s life cycle.Technical fixes to other problems are emerging but need to become more widespread, said Sara-Jayne Terp, a data scientist who focuses on stopping coordinated misinformation campaigns. As an example of a success, she cited the campaign of Emmanuel Macron for blocking the efforts of hackers and trolls before France’s presidential election in 2017.”We’re not all doomed,” she said. “We just have a lot of work to do.” These Android apps have been tracking you, even when you say stop The majority of scooters in LA are going to share your location with the city Hacking Privacylast_img read more

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KTRs birthday fete on a grand note

first_imgBN Reddy Nagar: LB Nagar TRS in-charge M Rammohan Goud along with TRS leaders celebrated the party working president K T Rama Rao’s birthday amidst students of Shanthinikethan in Goutham Nagar on Wednesday. He distributed fruits and notebooks to students on the occasion.TRS president for Nagole P Shyam Kumar, former councilor Uma, LB Nagar vice-president Nirmala Devi, Ranjith Goud, ward members Gangam Shiva Shankar, Amarender Reddy and Varalakshmi, Area members Saraswathi and A Ravi Kumar and others were present.last_img read more

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6km tailback at Paturia ferry terminal

first_imgA six-kilometre long queue of stationary vehicles was created at Paturia ferry terminal in Shivalaya upazila of Manikganj district on Friday morning, causing immense sufferings to Eid holidaymakers, reports UNB.Several hundred buses, private cars and microbuses got stuck with the homegoers on board at the ferry terminal, said Ajmal Hossain, deputy general manager (Aricha region) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). Nineteen ferries are in operation at the ghat to carry the vehicles, goods and people to southern districts, said Ajmal, adding that things will return to normalcy if all the ferries run smoothly.last_img read more

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Chain letters reveal surprising circulation patterns

first_img 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. The chain e-mail originated sometime in 2002, and claimed to be a petition to organize opposition to the impending US-Iraq war. Tens of thousands of people signed their names to several hundred copies of the petition, with some copies appearing on Web archives. Like most Internet chain letters, the petition had its origins in a hoax, but its widespread dissemination is one of the few instances of a single piece of traceable information spreading on a global scale.“Given the many ways in which information, news, and new ideas are constantly spreading through our social networks, it’s surprising how difficult it is to collect data on the ways in which this spreading happens,” researchers David Liben-Nowell and Jon Kleinberg told PhysOrg.com. “Data from chain-letter petitions lets us look at processes that are otherwise essentially invisible, and begin to formulate theories for the patterns we observe.”Liben-Nowell and Kleinberg are computer scientists from Carleton College and Cornell University, respectively. The duo used online search engines to collect copies of the signed petitions that were posted on numerous Web sites. When they analyzed the 20,000 names on the 637 lists they found, and removed various “mutations,” they discovered some surprising patterns. Contrary to predictions that large-scale information spreads exponentially, like an explosive epidemic, the researchers found that the letter did not reach a large number of individuals in a few steps. Rather, it took hundreds of steps of people forwarding the e-mail on to reach the 20,000 who signed the found copies. As the researchers explain, this pattern suggests that the mechanics of a single piece of information spreading on a global scale is more complex than originally thought. Some of their results, which appear in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal that people who forwarded the letter generally forwarded it to large numbers of other individuals. By contrast, most senders (94%) produced just one “daughter” that signed the letter. In other words, it seemed that most people ignored the e-mail. Citation: Chain letters reveal surprising circulation patterns (2008, April 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-04-chain-letters-reveal-circulation-patterns.html A chain letter hoax that fooled thousands of people may help computer scientists understand how information spreads on a global scale. The final result was a “tree” of nodes and connections that was long and thin, not one that funneled out as in the case of rapidly spreading information. Gossip in smaller communities may fan out quickly, but – as the new study shows – such a pattern changes with scale. This large-scale spreading of information is a rare case, since most circulated e-mail messages never reach such a large number of recipients.“A natural assumption going into this study was that information would spread explosively, reaching many people in only a few steps,” said Liben-Nowell and Kleinberg. “Instead, a much more complex picture emerges, with the chain letter following longer, narrower paths. After this initial surprise, we eventually found possible ways to reconcile the deep, narrow structures we observed with the facts we knew about human social networks.”A couple things that might explain the pattern include individuals “forwarding” the petition to the same group of e-mail addresses copied on the e-mail they received (“replying to all”). Individuals who received the petition more than once typically only signed one of them, leaving others as dead ends. Also, individuals in the same network might have tried to all sign the same petition, and keep forwarding it to each other rather then adding their names to different lists – which produces the observed “single daughter” characteristic.Understanding how a single piece of information spreads on a large scale may have applications in a variety of areas, such as word-of-mouth marketing and investigating the spreading of technological innovations, news, and opinions. Contrary to spreading explosively, information traveling on large scales seems to be quite fragile, with many opportunities for getting lost. The pattern might hold true for different kinds of information spreading, as well.“We expect this kind of pattern would show up in certain other settings, but it’s an open question how general it is,” the researchers said. “For example, the other large-scale chain-letter for which we have data – a petition to support funding of National Public Radio – exhibits a spreading pattern that looks very similar. It’s natural to believe that jokes and news clippings on the Internet may well spread in similar ways, though there certainly could be differences in spreading patterns between information that is politically charged and information that is free of controversy.“Once we look more generally – say, at the spread of new technologies or new products by word-of-mouth, or the rise in name recognition of new celebrities or new political figures – it’s a fascinating open question to consider how diverse the different spreading patterns might be. But we expect that in all these cases, the spreading will likely have a structure that is more complex than simple models have suggested.” More information: Liben-Nowell, David, and Kleinberg, Jon. “Tracing information flow on a global scale using Internet chain-letter data.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 25, 2008, vol. 105, no. 12. 4633-4638.Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Medical researchers seek eradication of peste des petits ruminants diseaselast_img read more

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Lifeless body of man found in Cancun Hotel Zone

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The body of a man has been found in a mangrove area of the Cancun Hotel Zone.The discovery was made Friday morning when a passerby saw the body and reported it to authorities. Ministerial police arrived on scene, verifying one deceased male who they said, had a bullet wound.Reports say someone called Emergency 911 at around 9:00 a.m. after seeing the body of a lifeless man in an area along Kilometer 26.5 of Boulevard Kukulcán.Preliminary reports alleged that the body was that of an execution. Municipal, federal and ministerial authorities along with Gendarmerie personnel moved in to cordon off the area and conduct investigations.The site was guarded by the federal police while the body was transferred to the Forensic Medical Service.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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Quintana Roo recognized as state with greatest homicide rate decrease

first_imgAccording to statistics from the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública, the state recorded a decrease of 58.5 percent for the month of May compared to the month of April. Several other states also reported a significant decrease in their homicide rates including Baja California Sur, Yucatán and Sonora, where decreases were recorded at 50, 33.3 and 26.8 percent, respectively. Cancun, Q.R. — Quintana Roo has been recognized as the state with the greatest decrease in homicides for the month of May. However, for the month of May, states considered to have rates of homicides include the State of Mexico with 328 cases, Baja California with 288, Jalisco with 284 reported cases of homicides, Chihuahua with 278, Guanajuato reported 256, Veracruz, 231, Michoacán, 244, Mexico City, 238 and Guerrero with 220.center_img One of the recent preventative measures put in place to combat crime and lower homicide figures was the creation of the National Guard, made up of police and military, which has already begun to disperse throughout various parts of the country. 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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All GE and Philips customers that were interviewed consider their vendor to be part of their go-forward imaging strategy, especially those going for a PACS enterprise archive centric strategy. Fuji, though not mentioned as often as the other two, also appears to have a strong PACS enterprise archive offering.Agfa and Merge are the most often cited vendors for a VNA-centric strategy. Agfa customers using the IMPAX Data Center (IDC) are dedicated to making it work, despite early indications that their lukewarm PACS experience will bleed over to the IDC experience. Merge has many of the needed pieces, but providers are still waiting for integration. Merge customers are looking forward to what they will be able to do with Merge’s iConnect platform.Acuo and TeraMedica are the primary non-PACS players in the VNA space. In most cases, early trends suggest that TeraMedica customers are pleased with the value of the system and hint toward favorable enterprise DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) management. Several clients are also starting to leverage TeraMedica’s ability to store other clinical content in its native format.Acuo clients say their vendor’s core strength is in image distribution and data migration. Their increasing number of vendor partnerships and growing mindshare in the VNA space suggest that Acuo is a viable archive option for those who do not want to rely solely on a PACS archive.”Image storage is a necessity, no matter what option is chosen,” said Ben Brown, imaging research director and author of the report. “As providers start to bring in more studies and the studies themselves increase in size, the need for storage will increase. In addition, as a provider explained, images will need to be managed as well as stored.”Of the providers interviewed by KLAS, 27 percent indicate that a VNA would be central to their enterprise imaging strategy, which is selected more often by hospitals with more than 500 beds. Twenty-five percent of providers identify a PACS-centric archive strategy as the direction they plan to go. 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