APTN National NewsNishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling on the Thunder Bay police to treat the death of Tammy Keeash as a homicide.Keesh’s body was found Sunday in a floodway after she didn’t return to her group home the night before.“Following conversations with the Thunder Bay Police on Tuesday, it was our understanding that the investigation into the death of Tammy Keeash, 17, is being treated as a homicide until the investigation is completed,” said Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum. “We have strongly encouraged police not to rule out any possible causes for her death until a thorough investigation is completed.”Keeash was from North Caribou Lake First Nation and in child protection.She is the fourth First Nations girl to die while living in group homes in Ontario since October 2016.Thunder Bay police confirmed to APTN that they have not concluded that Keeash was murdered.“This is a death investigation at this time. We are in the process of reviewing the results of the post-(mortem),” said a statement from police.A NAN release Wednesday calling for an inquest into the deaths of the girls in child protection said it believed Keesh’s death was a homicide investigation already.“Her death is being investigated as a homicide,” the release stated.Chiefs call for inquest into deaths of First Nations youth in Ontario care – Globalnews.ca#NishnawbeAskiNation https://t.co/eKVWC7O4h8— Alvin Fiddler (@gcfiddler) May 11, 2017Keeash’s death is eerily similar to a number of First Nations students attending the Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school.Students from a number of First Nation communities travels thousands of kilometres from home to attend high school.Over an 11-year period, five died down by a waterway in Thunder Bay. An inquest was called and a jury issued 145 recommendations.During that inquest, the police were severely criticized for not properly investigating the deaths of the students.The police force is currently being reviewed the Office of the Independent Police Review Director for how it handles investigations of violence against First Nations peoples.The main theme of the release is about NAN’s call for an inquest to look into the death of Keeash, Amy Owen, 13, from Poplar Hills First Nation, who died April 17 in Ottawa. Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, also from Poplar Hills died Oct. 29, 2016, in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Courtney Scott, 16, from Fort Albany First Nation, who died in a house fire on April 21.A statement from the Ontario Coroner’s office said it will include NAN in any decision whether to call an inquest into the email@example.com
In a speech to the Annual Parliamentary Hearing, jointly organized by the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Mr. Ban said that advancing the rule of law brought widespread benefits to the international community.“It can help prevent or resolve conflicts and check weapons proliferation,” he said. “It can protect people from genocide and other crimes against humanity. And it can aid the fight against terrorists and support efforts to limit the spread of communicable diseases.”This year’s theme of the Annual Parliamentary Hearing is “Reinforcing the rule of law in international relations: the key role of Parliaments,” and Mr. Ban detailed the recent work of the UN to uphold the rule of law on issues ranging from international treaties to reforming the justice sector of post-conflict countries to helping poor nations move from a relief phase to sustained economic development.He also highlighted climate change, the theme of his recent international trip, as well as the situation in Lebanon, where he “saw a Parliament in crisis, and parliamentarians living in a constant state of fear” of further assassinations.“The international community must speak out on their behalf. That crucially includes you, their fellow parliamentarians,” the Secretary-General stressed.General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim told the same gathering, which brings together parliamentarians to interact with UN system entities and to receive a series of briefings on UN activities, that it was important for the UN and lawmakers to work more closely together.“You are powerful opinion-formers; and, are increasingly shaping international decisions,” Mr. Kerim said. “Your support is essential to promote more effective international relations based on the rule of law.”He added that greater cooperation is also critical to ensuring better compliance and implementation of international commitments such as treaties and conventions.Mr. Kerim said he plans to invite parliamentarians to participate in important General Assembly debates, such as those debates on climate change and on the eight ambitious anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 20 November 2007Upholding and strengthening the four pillars of the modern international legal system – human rights, humanitarian, criminal and refugee law – is “crucial to the cause of peace,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a meeting in New York of parliamentarians from around the world.
7 January 2008The current troop level of the new African Union-United Nations hybrid peacekeeping force seeking to end the violence in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur is inadequate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, appealing for resources to allow for full deployment. The current troop level of the new African Union-United Nations hybrid peacekeeping force seeking to end the violence in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur is inadequate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, appealing for resources to allow for full deployment. Currently, there are 9,000 blue helmets serving with the force, known as UNAMID. “That is insufficient,” Mr. Ban told reporters in New York, urging the international community to ensure that the mission can reach its full deployment of 26,000 personnel “as soon as possible.” He said that during a lengthy telephone discussion with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir last Saturday, the two men agreed to meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the upcoming African Union (AU) summit. The Sudanese Government, for its part, must commit itself to technical issues, such as a status of forces agreement, the Secretary-General said. Meanwhile, the international community must step up its support for UNAMID by contributing “critical assets” such as helicopters and heavy transport equipment. A “good framework” – including the Darfur peace process and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the landmark 2005 accord ending the country’s long-running north-south civil war – is in place to resolve the problems in Darfur and Sudan as a whole, he added. In light of increasing tensions between Sudan and Chad, Mr. Ban urged the leaders of the two countries to abstain from using military force, warning that doing so will only aggravate the situation. The Security Council also expressed its concern today at the rise in the activities of illegal armed groups in western Darfur and eastern Chad, leading to a surge in tensions. In a statement read to the press by Ambassador Giadalla Ettalhi of Libya, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for January, the 15-member body called on the two nations “to exercise restraint and pursue dialogue and cooperation” and to adhere to past agreements. In addition, the head of UNAMID voiced his concern over Chad-Sudan relations, which could have a detrimental impact in an area already besieged by instability. If problems are not resolved, “great numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees will likely be the first victims of any further escalation,” said Rodolphe Adada, who also serves as the AU-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur. He is also worried about the impact of tensions on the new peacekeeping force – on which many Darfurians are pinning their hopes for a lasting peace – which needs the cooperation of all countries in the region to succeed. Mr. Adada called on Chadian and Sudanese leaders to “exercise self-restraint, return to dialogue and abide by their commitments to existing agreements between them.”
by Jeff Martin, The Associated Press Posted Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A QuikTrip gas station pump in Duluth, Ga, is seen Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, has the store has run out of unleaded gasoline. Gasoline prices are increasing across the South following a pipeline break in Shelby County, Ala. Colonial Pipeline said it was working “around the clock” to repair the break and supplies have either been delivered or are on their way to locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) With some gas stations dry, pipeline works to send more fuel ATLANTA – Gas prices spiked and drivers found “out of service” bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the scattered disruptions could become more widespread.The shortage is blamed on a pipeline rupture and leak of at least 252,000 gallons (954,000 litres) of gas in Alabama. The pipeline company has two main lines and said Monday that it is shipping “significant volumes” on the second of the two lines to limit the impact of the interruption on the other line.Colonial Pipeline said supplies have either been delivered or are on their way to locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.Still, some motorists discovered bone-dry pumps.Lindsey Paluka, 28, stopped at a Shell gas station in the East Atlanta neighbourhood only to find a gas pump handle covered by a black garbage bag.“I’m definitely on empty, so I’m going to have to figure something out,” she said.Alpharetta, Georgia-based Colonial has acknowledged that between 252,000 gallons (954,000 litres) and 336,000 gallons (1,272,000 litres) of gasoline leaked from a pipeline near Helena, Alabama, since the spill was first detected Sept. 9. It’s unclear when the spill actually began.According to a preliminary report, it wasn’t possible to immediately pinpoint the leak, partly because highly flammable benzene and gasoline vapours hung in the air and prevented firefighters, company officials and anyone else from being near the site for more than three days.State workers discovered the leak when they noticed a strong gasoline odour and sheen on a man-made retention pond, along with dead vegetation nearby, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said in the report.The report does not identify the cause of the leak. The agency, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is investigating the leak in a section of the pipeline constructed in 1963, it said.Environmentalist David Butler said no fuel made it into the nearby Cahaba River.From an ecological standpoint, the spill couldn’t have happened at a better place or time because the terrain funneled the fuel into the pond and the water was low enough in the small lake to enable it to hold the gas, said Butler, of Cahaba Riverkeeper.“We averted a disaster this time,” said Butler, who has been to the spill site and is monitoring the response.Colonial Pipeline said over the weekend that it was beginning construction of a temporary pipeline that will bypass a leaking section of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County, Alabama. In a statement Monday evening it said it expects the temporary pipeline to be running by the end of the week with no specific day given.Near the site of the rupture, trucks rumbled along a rural road. Retiree Lawrence Barnett, who lives a few miles from the pipeline, felt the impact of the spill Monday when he drove to Fox Valley Mart to buy regular gas for a piece of farm equipment and found the nozzles covered in black and yellow plastic bags.Several miles away, police guarded the entrance to a Colonial Pipeline terminal beside Interstate 65. Tanker trucks like those used to haul fuel were parked around the property, and a steady stream of trucks came and went through the gate.Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley toured Colonial Pipeline’s emergency response centre, located in a luxury resort hotel about 12 miles from the pipeline breach, and spent much of a news conference Monday praising the company’s response. A disaster drill was coincidentally held last year near the scene of the spill, he said, and that helped the company plan and execute a response that included about 700 people so far.Bentley said gas prices in parts of the state rose 20 cents over the weekend, but the governor said he didn’t consider that price gouging.“It changes overnight sometimes that much,” he said.In Georgia, AAA reported the price of regular gas jumped more than 5 cents from Sunday’s average of $2.26 to just over $2.31. The average price a week ago was around $2.10.“Oh yeah, I’ve noticed that the prices have just gone up, I mean, through the roof!” said Tom Wargo at a gas station northeast of Atlanta.Wargo runs a non-profit organization that supplies pet food to people in need, and spends much of his time on the road. He just returned from a road trip to Louisiana, where he helped people after the floods there, he said.“I tried getting gas yesterday and a lot of the stations had no gas at all, except diesel,” Wargo said Monday.AAA Carolinas said the average price for a gallon in North Carolina was $2.16 — up from $2.05 last week. In South Carolina, a gallon was selling for an average of $2.04. That’s an increase of 13 cents from last week.In the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area, the price of regular gas jumped 6 cents in one day, AAA reported.In North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper urged North Carolina consumers to report gas prices that seem unreasonably high. Cooper spokeswoman Noelle Talley said investigators are checking reports of gas being sold at $5.89 a gallon and another offered at more than $4 a gallon.A North Carolina law makes it illegal to overly inflate prices for critical goods and services during the emergency or abnormal market disruption declared on Friday. Violators can be fined up to $5,000.___Associated Press Writers Kate Brumback and Kathleen Foody in Atlanta; Alex Sanz in Suwanee, Georgia; Jay Reeves in Helena, Alabama; and Bruce Smith in Charleston, South Carolina contributed to this report.
In addition to Akoka locals, the bridge – built by the ‘blue helmets’ from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in record time – has greatly benefited humanitarians, enabling faster aid delivery as well as security patrol and outreach activities by the Mission. According to UNMISS’ Lt. Colonel Nishkam Puri, in-charge of the Indian engineering company that rebuilt the bridge, the project was vital to allow other critical road repairs in the region. It was also not without problems. “The major challenge was reconstructing the bridge through a submerged area with a depth of up to 4 metres in some places,” said Lt. Colonel Puri. The UN peacekeepers, working in collaboration with the Government, took just 10 days to make the route passable. The bridge had been inoperable since last June when heavy raises washed away a 300-metre-long road segment. The Akoka Bridge lies between Malakal (the provincial capital) and Melut on a major service road that also reaches Bunj and Renk. “We are happy because UNMISS has done the work well. We have really suffered here going through the water with our goods, and even our animals. Now, with the road, we can carry even heavy things without walking inside the water. We are all very happy here in Akoka,” says local resident Samuel James Ayot.Providing for the basic needs of the most vulnerable is essential to empowering themUNMISS spokesperson Ratomir Petrovic “The road now provides access for life-saving food and supplies to reach the people who need them,” said Ratomir Petrovic, a spokesperson for UNMISS.“Providing for the basic needs of the most vulnerable is essential to empowering them. Initiatives such as this one demonstrate the power of peacekeepers to make a real difference in the lives of South Sudanese families,” he added. According to the Mission, the next phase is installing appropriate structures and marram to bolster the bridge’s strength to withstand the next rainy season.
Brock President Jack Lightstone signs an agreement that will see the University receive $500,000 over four years for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Scholarships that will ultimately create placements in Brock’s new Sport Leaders International Internship course. Brock University, in partnership with Commonwealth Games Canada, has been awarded $500,000 to help students build sport and development programs in commonwealth countries.The money, announced Monday on International Commonwealth Day, will fund new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Scholarships, and ultimately create placements in Brock’s new Sport Leaders International Internship course over the next four years. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Canadian universities, the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada announced the winning proposals for these prestigious new scholarships.The Brock University Sport Leaders International Internship, through an innovative partnership with the Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA), builds on existing international and sport-for-development programs. This partnership will help create new placement opportunities to address pressing local, national and global issues in developing commonwealth countries over the next four years.Students will have the chance to work with organizations in Commonwealth countries supporting sport and sport-for-development projects, such as the World Rowing Federation’s Island Project initiative in the Caribbean, and build leaders and communities through sport.“Our students will be awarded internships that will allow them to make a positive contribution within the commonwealth country they are working in, but also further develop as sport leaders,” says Lisa Kikulis, chair and associate professor in the Department of Sport Management. “Our department has made a significant commitment to building community partnerships. These relationships create opportunities for students to experience all areas within the sport industry.”The partnership between Brock, the CGC and RCA will play to the strengths of each organization. Brock will recruit and promote eligible students, while the CGC and RCA will enlist host organizations in developing commonwealth nations.“We are proud to partner with Brock University,” says Richard Powers, CGC President. “Joining Canada’s premier sports intern program, SportWORKS, with Canada’s premier sport management program we will be able to make a difference in the lives of commonwealth youth and provide an enriching, life-changing experience for Canada’s future sport leaders.”Brock students will take part in an experience that will enhance their skills, cultural awareness, and understanding of international sport for development and community-based sport programming. It will also give students a greater appreciation of Canada’s place in the Commonwealth.“Without the help of a number of key stakeholders at Brock, RCA and the CGC, we would not have been able to secure this opportunity for our students,” says James Mandigo, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. “This is an incredible opportunity for our students to be part of a global initiative and make a healthy difference in communities for years to come.”More than 1,900 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Scholarships will be established at 34 Canadian universities to help students address pressing local, national and global issues. This initiative has received initial investments of more than $40 million, including $10 million from the Government of Canada, to build a dynamic community of young global leaders in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth over the next four years.
Face au froid, la chasse de certains oiseaux est suspendue dans le Pas-de-CalaisLa préfecture du Pas-de-Calais a décidé lundi d’interdire la chasse de certains oiseaux fragilisés par la période de grand froid que traverse la région. Un arrêté pour l’instant en vigueur jusqu’au 5 janvier prochain.Cette mesure concerne les limicoles, de petits échassiers tels que la barge rousse, la bécasse des bois, le chevalier aboyeur ou le vanneau huppé. Du 27 décembre au 5 janvier, il est également interdit de chasser les turdidés, et notamment le merle noir, de même que les alaudidés et plus particulièrement l’alouette des champs. Dans un communiqué, la préfecture explique avoir pis cette décision face aux “conditions climatiques actuelles, nécessitant pour les limicoles, les turdidés et les alaulidés la mise en place de dispositions particulières de protection”.L’interdiction de chasser ces oiseaux fragilisés par la neige et le froid, fait suite à une mise en garde émise par la Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux (LPO) en fin de semaine dernière. L’association avait appelé vendredi à “suspendre immédiatement la chasse” de plusieurs espèces, dénonçant “un véritable massacre” se déroulant dans le nord de la France vers lequel des dizaines de milliers d’oies, canards et limicoles qui hivernent généralement en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas ont migré depuis le mois de novembre. “Les oiseaux, déjà affaiblis par la difficulté à trouver les ressources alimentaires, sont chassés et dérangés nuit et jour”, déplorait alors la LPO.Le 29 décembre 2010 à 15:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
Electric car sales grew in Norway by 40 percent last year, and that pace doesn’t appear to be slowing any time soon. Morten Falch Sortland/Getty Images Norway is helping lead the charge toward complete electrification, and it will soon have a whole network of wireless chargers for its capital city’s fleet of taxis. The city of Oslo, in conjunction with Finnish utility company Fortum and American manufacturer Momentum Dynamics, announced this week that the three will work together to create a wireless-charging infrastructure for Oslo’s growing zero-emission taxi fleet. The charging plates will be installed at places where taxis park and wait for fares.The city will use Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology, which is claimed to work at speeds up to 75 kilowatts, which is in the neighborhood of most current DC Fast Charge stations. Taxis will have the requisite hardware installed, so all they need to do is park over a charging station and accumulate electrons before shuffling off somewhere else.”We believe this project will provide the world with the model it needs for keeping electric taxis in continuous 24/7 operation,” said Andrew Daga, CEO of Momentum Dynamics, in a statement. “It will build on the success we have demonstrated with electric buses, which also need to be automatically charged throughout the day in order to stay in operation. Momentum is very excited to be working with the people of Oslo and with our partner Fortum.”Oslo intends to have nothing but zero-emission taxis in operation from 2023 onward, and Norway hopes that all new cars sold across the country will be zero-emission vehicles by 2025. Infrastructure is usually mentioned as a typical roadblock between the current day and wider EV adoption, and while wireless chargers do incur some loss in transmission, their charging speeds continue to grow. That can reduce downtime and ensure fleets can stay active for longer. While most talk of electrification tends toward passenger vehicles, it’s public transportation that can really receive a boost from going electric. With the sheer number of diesel buses and idling gas-powered taxis in urban areas, it’s important to consider the effects of reducing their emissions, as well. As Bloomberg noted in a report earlier this week, China’s electric-bus fleet is doing much more to reduce oil demand than electric passenger cars. Electric Cars Car Industry Auto Tech Share your voice Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 0 More From Roadshow 50 Photos More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance Post a comment 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Tags Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise
A dog swims in University Lake in Anchorage on Aug. 31, 2016. (Photo By Annie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)In climate terms, Wednesday marks the official end of summer. That’s because June, July and August are the hottest months of the year. And in Alaska, it was really hot this summer.Nine communities around the state broke daily high temperature records Tuesday, including Kenai at 71 degrees, Bethel at 72 degrees and Anchorage at 74 degrees.Brian Brettschneider is a climatologist in Anchorage who closely tracks Alaska climate data and trends. Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with him regularly as part of the segment, Ask A Climatologist.Brettschneider told Energy Desk editor Annie Feidt that this summer is the warmest on record for the city of Anchorage.Listen nowInterview transcriptBrian: For most stations in Alaska it’s been a top five warmest (summer). In a few places, like Fairbanks, it’s the tenth warmest. But very warm from north to south, from east to west.Annie: Has Anchorage been the warmest, in terms of records?Brian: Well, not so much in terms of absolute temperature, because we are on the coast and it’s always going to be warmer than the interior. But as far as why we’ve been warmer than anyone else, it’s really because of our proximity to the Gulf of Alaska and the much above normal water temperatures. And also, our low temperatures have been very, very warm compared to normal. We’ve had extended periods of time with low temperatures well above normal.Annie: And talk about the last week, or the last few days. What daily records have we seen here, especially in Anchorage?Brian: So here in Anchorage for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, we had high temperatures that were all records. It was 73, 77 and then 72. And that’s the latest we’ve gone into a season with three consecutive days at that temperature, so it really is quite unusual.Annie: And what about the rest of the state?Brian: There were a number of places in the state that actually set their warmest temperature for so late in the season. So up on the north slope at Barrow, and Nuiqsut and a couple of other places, they were well into the 60’s, mid to upper 60’s — again, never so warm this late in the season — they had a south wind, an offshore wind. And then along the Gulf of Alaska coast, places like Anchorage and Cordova and Yakutat and a few others, they also set their highest temperature ever measured for so late in the season.Do you have a climate question for Brian? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen X – / 8 Share 00:00 /03:57 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: More than 90,000 people work in west Houston’s Energy Corridor. According to a 2014 survey, about 1,000 of those employees ride a bike to work at least once a week. One of those cyclists is Clarence Holmstrom. He’s an oil and gas engineer who occasionally rides from Interstate-10 and Silber. Holmstrom says he likes getting some exercise at the start of the workday. But then comes the part when he crosses under the Katy Freeway. He says his head is on a swivel, constantly looking in every direction to make sure drivers know he’s there. “And just generally understanding that you’re the only person looking out for you,” adds Holmstrom. There was one instance where Holmstrom really had to look out for himself. He was trying to get through the intersection at I-10 and Kirkwood when his bike chain broke. “And so now all of a sudden I’m sitting in the middle of the lane with my crank spinning and the bike’s not going anywhere and the cars are coming,” says Holmstrom. “And fortunately people were paying attention and I was able to grab my chain off the road and run to get out of the way.”But Holmstrom says drivers aren’t always so considerate. He says he’s seen some behavior that’s downright aggressive, with drivers coming way too close. Now officials with the Energy Corridor are hoping a new infrastructure project will help everyone get along better. At a construction site at I-10 and Dairy Ashford we meet Clark Martinson, the Energy Corridor’s Executive Director. Martinson is also an experienced cyclist and we watched as he zipped through the busy lanes of traffic. “For someone who is out here every day, is this intersection ever quiet?” I ask. “Quiet? Not when I’m here,” laughs Martinson. To make crossing those intersections safer, the Energy Corridor is building something new for Texas. It’s a Dutch Junction, based on a model from The Netherlands. So how does it work?Take an intersection like Dairy Ashford, where you have multiple lanes of traffic. You add in pedestrian crosswalks with their own signal so walkers can get across the feeder road. Then add bike lanes that ring the intersection so riders won’t have to mingle with cars. There are also buffers that protect cyclists from vehicles making right turns. Martinson explains the benefits:“You do have that signal delay so that the pedestrian and the bicyclist can get out into the street before a car has a green light to turn right or go through the intersection,” says Martinson. “Gives you that extra second so you’re visible and out in front of the car. You’re more predictable as you cross the street.”The Energy Corridor’s Dutch Junction project will cost about $3 million. Most of the money comes from a federal program. TxDOT is managing construction. The first ones will be built along I-10 at Highway 6, Eldridge Parkway, and Dairy Ashford. “And so the Energy Corridor, being the highest density of development along I-10, has the potential to have safe crossings from hotels, or from apartments, living quarters, on one side of I-10 to the workplace or the shops on the other side,” explains Martinson. But what does this mean for similar bike projects in the future?We got some perspective from Shawn Turner, a research engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Turner points to studies showing that people want to ride on the streets, but they just don’t feel safe. “And so that’s what we’re seeing here in Texas and particularly outside of Texas, is this move toward providing a little bit more separation between busy traffic and people who want to bike and walk,” says Turner. And there’s another component. Turner says to make bike infrastructure work for everyone, you also have to teach drivers how to use it. Back out on the I-10 feeder road, cyclist Clarence Holmstrom agrees that driver behavior is the key to making the Dutch Junction work. He says he’s waiting to see what happens. “I’m not even sure that adding a few extra lines and maybe changing the light timing a bit is really going to change people’s’ behavior when their driving to the point where it will make it much safer.”The Energy Corridor’s Dutch Junctions should be completed this spring.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more An example of a cardiac PET-CT imaging, should a color coded image of the left ventricle to help assess myocardial perfusion to detect ischemia using a Siemens scanner.July 19, 2016 – An updated joint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) imaging guidelines and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) procedure standard for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures has been published in the 2016 September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. It addresses the areas of PET myocardial perfusion and metabolism clinical imaging. The new guideline provides imaging guidelines for physicians and technologists who are qualified to practice nuclear cardiology. Read more on PET vs. SPECT imaging technologies.The guidelines document is the outcome of close collaboration between SNMMI and ASNC and among experts in the field from both organizations, which has been subjected to extensive review, requiring the approval of several committees from both organizations, and ultimately the endorsement of both SNMMI and ASNC Board of Directors.To assure quality health care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently implemented quality initiatives that include: effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered, equitable, and timely care. The new guidelines state that the superior imaging properties of PET meet some of the CMS quality goals. Benefits of PET include higher myocardial count density at a shorter image acquisition time than SPECT and less scatter of activity from adjacent sub-diaphragmatic visceral structures into the myocardial region. PET myocardial perfusion imaging provides high diagnostic accuracy (effective), low radiation exposure (safe), short image-acquisition times (efficient), and accommodates ill or higher-risk patients, as well as those with large body habitus (patient-centered), providing equitable and timely care, the guidelines state.While SPECT assessment of stress and rest myocardial perfusion have been firmly established as important diagnostic and prognostic tools for the evaluation of myocardial ischemia and prior infarction, the interpretation of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging studies has been primarily qualitative or semi quantitative in nature, the guidelines state. The detrimental effects of soft tissue attenuation, which tends to degrade image quality and increase interpretive errors, have long been recognized with SPECT. The societies consensus is that PET provides better spatial and temporal resolution and allows reliable and accurate soft tissue attenuation correction when compared to SPECT, particularly in patients who are obese or have large body habitus. In concert with tracer-kinetic modeling and robust attenuation correction, PET permits the assessment of regional myocardial blood flow (MBF) of the left ventricle in absolute terms (milliliters per gram per minute). The guidelines and PET standard article also outlines progress in PET imaging for myocardial perfusion in terms of absolute hyperemic blood flow and flow reserve. Another section explains the progress in PET imaging of glucose metabolism and its use to image cardiac device infections and sarcoidosis.To access the full article, visit http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12350-016-0522-3 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Read an overview of the current PET technologyReference:1. Dilsizian, V., Bacharach, S.L., Beanlands, R.S. et al. “ASNC imaging guidelines/SNMMI procedure standard for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures.” J. Nucl. Cardiol. 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An arsenal of high-flying drones constantly hovering above Gaza provides a live picture of movements on the ground.Other technological means used to avoid collateral damage include specially designed munitions with smaller blowback, a system of sending text messages and automated phone calls to warn residents to vacate areas ahead of strikes and stun explosives that are deployed to create large explosive sounds _ to scare off civilians before the real payload is deployed against militants. The officials described the tactics on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information.However, the room for error is small. Of the 46 Palestinians killed in the current offensive, 15 have been civilians, according to Palestinian medical officials. In addition, more than 400 civilians have been wounded, the officials say. Israel knows that a single misfire resulting in high numbers of civilian deaths could quickly turn international opinion against it.The results of the new Israeli tactics were illustrated at the outset of the offensive, when Israel assassinated Hamas’ military chief, Ahmed Jabari, in an airstrike in Gaza City.In a black and white video released by the military, a car carrying Jabari moves slowly along a narrow road before exploding into flames, sending a large chunk of the vehicle flying skyward without injuring bystanders. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Since then, the Israelis have carried out hundreds of surgical airstrikes against weapon depots, launching pads and other targets. On Saturday morning, for instance, a massive airstrike flattened the headquarters of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh but caused little damage to buildings directly adjacent to it. Curious children quickly arrived to inspect the aftermath.“Many of the targets that we targeted from the air were in very densely populated areas, sometimes they were even near U.N. facilities or schools or recreation centers,” said Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, a military spokeswoman. “This leads us to develop and use very precise ammunitions in order to minimize casualties … they know Israel has a soft spot for civilian casualties. We have improved significantly in the area.”Uzi Dayan, a former general and national security adviser, said Israeli intelligence has been tracking Hamas individuals and locations for years, waiting patiently for the opportune moment to attack.“When you discover a place, you don’t strike it immediately. You track it, observe it and wait,” he said. “Over time, these targets add up.”Another tool is recruiting informers. The task has become harder since Israeli forces withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and lost the immediate interaction with its assets. But the Shin Bet is still prolific in recruiting Palestinians imprisoned in Israel or those who travel to Israel for medical procedures. Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – With pinpoint airstrikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip and Iranian-made rockets flying deep into Israel, the current conflagration between Israel and Hamas reflects the vast changes that have taken place on the battlefield in just four years.Israel, armed with precise intelligence and newly developed munitions, has carried out hundreds of surgical airstrikes in a campaign meant to hit militants hard while avoiding the civilian casualties that have marred previous offensives. Top Stories Comments Share Hamas, meanwhile, has not been stopped from firing its new longer-range rockets that shocked Israelis by reaching the areas around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time, and has revealed a variety of new weapons.This battle zone is the result of meticulous efforts by both sides to beef up their abilities since a three-week Israeli offensive in Gaza that ended in January 2009.At that time, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Hamas. But the operation caused widespread damage to the civilian infrastructure and killed hundreds of civilians. The heavy toll drew heavy international criticism and war crimes accusations, despite Israeli protestations that the Islamic militant group was responsible by using schools and residential areas for cover. Thirteen Israelis also were killed in the fighting.In four days of fighting, Israel has sought to hit clear militant targets _ relying on painstaking intelligence gathered through a network of informers, aerial surveillance and other high-tech measures.Israeli military officials say greater coordination between military intelligence and the Shin Bet security service has allowed deeper infiltration into Hamas ranks and quick decision-making on airstrikes. Palestinians claim the Shin Bet often blackmails Palestinians into cooperating by threatening to expose details that would shame them or even get them killed at home.Hamas’ military wing killed two Palestinians this week for allegedly providing Israel with sensitive information. One man was shot twice in the head. Another body was found tossed into a garbage bin with a gunshot wound to the head.Defense Minister Ehud Barak said thanks to its intelligence Israel immediately destroyed most of the long-range missile threat against it. Still, Israel has been hit by more than 400 rockets in four days of fighting, including attacks against the Tel Aviv heartland and Jerusalem, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) away.In several attacks, Hamas said it had unleashed for the first time the most powerful weapons in their arsenal _ Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets.Israel’s inability to halt the rocket attacks, after days of intense aerial bombardments, reflects its limitations. Just as Israel has raced to improve its military tactics, Hamas and other armed groups in Gaza have built up their arsenals with large numbers of powerful weapons.Once limited to crude projectiles manufactured in Gaza, Hamas has used smuggling tunnels along the border with Egypt to bring in sophisticated, longer-range rockets from Iran and Libya, which has been flush with weapons since Moammar Gadhafi was ousted last year. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Quick workouts for men Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Israel appeared stunned by the attack on Jerusalem, though a day later officials insisted they were aware of the weapon. Hamas said the M-75 missile was made in Gaza, with Iranian assistance.Hamas officials rejected the Israeli intelligence bravado as propaganda, calling it psychological warfare.The militants have also done a better job of evading the Israeli military by refraining from using mobile phones or two-way radios and moving frequently from one underground location to another.In turn, Israel’s “Iron Dome” rocket-defense system has provided the country a defensive boost. The military says the system has intercepted nearly 250 rockets, including one heading toward Tel Aviv on Saturday.The only Israeli deaths in the fighting so far were three civilians who officials said had ignored well publicized security precautions.___Follow Heller on Twitter (at)aronhellerap(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Dozens of cases of unsuitable water and food were found in the market during 2016, reports by the health services show.Out of 550 samples taken from water vending machines last year, 106 were found to be unsuitable for human consumption, while out of 3,895 samples of various types of food taken for laboratory tests, 154 were found to exceed permissible limits for various reasons.According to the report for 2016, out of a total of 188 samples taken from water tankers, 22 were found unsuitable.In addition, 4,909 samples of water were obtained for microbiological examinations and 2,210 samples for chemical analysis from specific sampling points. Results showed that 1,164 were found to deviate from the levels provided in the water quality laws.In addition, out of the 6,302 analysed, 1,031 unsuitable samples were found from public water supplies.In most cases where problems arose were they were due to microbiological deviations. Directions were given by the health services to the owners to take measures and restore water quality.Regarding unsuitable food, apart from the 154 samples which did not meet the relevant regulations, 173,983 kilos of various types of imported food were considered as not suitable and were destroyed before being distributed on the market.Head of health services Alvertos Karis, told the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday that if a test carried out shows that a sample exceeds the specified number of microbes as defined by the legislation, this does not always mean that the product is not suitable or is dangerous for human consumption.“It means that the specific vending machine needs to be cleaned and disinfected, and, in such cases, the health services call the owner to take the appropriate actions and then they re-examine to verify the results,” he said.Karis noted that out of the 106 samples obtained from water vending machines which were found unsuitable, only eight cases were considered as dangerous and will be brought to court.“Due to the fact that court decisions are extremely time consuming, we are now trying to amend the legislation so that I will have the authority to impose an administrative fine to the offenders instead of taking them to court,” he added.Karis concluded that when a product is considered dangerous for consumption, the health services immediately issue an announcement and informs the public.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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